Sunday, July 31, 2011

trek, trek, trek!

i am a member of the lds church. every four years my stake goes on a trek which is where we experience what the pioneers went through to make it to utah. the first week in july we went on ours. we met at the stake center early in the morning for an opening ceremony (i guess you could call it that). then we got in the car for a two and a half hour drive. then we made it to our destination!

after unloading from the car we got our family name. mine was the Carter Family! my family was bomb! then we went into the "town" and we got money. we had to pay for our cart, a chicken, our bags, our sleeping stuff, and some snacks for the trek. then we  had lunch and began our six mile trek.

we got to our new "home." we had some activities, then a fireside, and then a dance. after that it was time for bed. let me tell you... it was FREEZING! when we woke up there was frost on our sleeping bags and i couldn't even tie my shoe my fingers were frozen. my eye and lips were all puffy also. not only was it cold some familys had a rooster so right at four in the morning they were going off and were so annoying! one sounded like it was dyeing!

time for breakfast! honestly we had some really good food. then we had morning fireside and went off the building the temple and activities. we had lunch. went and had more activities and then had dinner. it was a really chill day. but after dinner we had our bishop's fireside. this is where we got together as a ward. that was great! then we came back to "town" and had a HUGE bonfire. it was so fun! then it was time for bed!!

day three. last day. we woke up and got our things together. had breakfast. had a closing fireside. and then trekked our way back to the cars to head home.

what a great experience i had!

WAIT! I forgot the best part. how could i??
**don't read if you have a weak stomach**
so i told you we had to buy a chicken and take care of it the same time, right? well on the second day we had chicken for dinner. no we did not eat our chicken but we did watch them kill and pluck a chicken! i actually plucked a chicken! i was so proud of myself!

anyways i had a lot of fun!

Monday, July 25, 2011

sweet sixteen... not mine though!

on july 20 it was my very, very good friend's sixteenth birthday. 

her name is ashley.
we (dance company) call her borgey. 
she dances with me!

read about this day here!
her older sister planned a surprise party for her. we kidnapped her and took her to Denny's to eat. then we came back and had a spa day. we put avacado and banana mix on our face for a facial. can i say GROSS!? then we went to sadie and lindy's house and rode four-wheelers. we went to a pond and swung on the rope swing. then drove a half hour just to get a snow cone. waste of time but the scenery was great. after that we went to lindy's house and had dinner. it was delish! following that we went to one of their neighbors' house and swam. that was cool. we tried to plank by lifting each other up. it was crazy! then we came back to lindy's and watched Despicable Me, because that is a cool movie that makes me laugh everytime! it was super late and so i had to go home. :/ here are the highlights of the moments!

leaving borgey, say whaa?
we blind folded ash so she wouldn't see where she was going. when we showed up to denny's the waitress took us to the table. soon we heard "guys, guys where are you?" OOPS! we forgot her. everyone was laughing at us. it was uhhh, grand? we were quite the site. not gonna lie.

eww. never put water, banana and avacado together and rub it on your face. just never do it. first it's stinks, real bad. second, its chunky, poop-colored stuff all over your face. and lastly, listen to me and don't do it. 

we kinda get lost.
so sadie and lindy live in a super small town like twenty minutes away from us so there is nothing there. so in attempt to find something* to do we drove through a scenic view to get a snow cone. the snow cone was so good. i wish i could remember the flavor! then on the way back we were trying to find a faster, more efficient way to make it back home. not smart. we got lost, but don't worry obviously we made it home safe! 

well thats a long and another story...

so overall it was a very fun day and we partied it up!
stay tuned for a post on trek!

*obviously, we found a lot of stuff to do in the end and who needs a big city? we don't!


holy cows.

life has been CRAZY.

except for i kinda like it. not gonna lie...

anywho here are a few posts that i will be writing so get forward to hearing from me!

  • sweet sixteen... not mine though!
  • trek, trek, trek.
  • plank and swim.
talk to you later!
peace out!

Friday, July 8, 2011

a whole lot of...

...water marbling! seriously have you heard of this. as i was going through YouTube to find some cool nail designs i ran across this channel. the water marbling totally caught my eye! check out her blog for all the nail designs you want!

anyways, so today a friend of mine came over and we basically paint our nails everytime we hang out (which is a lot) and we tried this. so much fun, but takes a while to get the hang of! my nails didn't really turn out, but it's all good!

go check out that channel or blog because she has some really cool designs to try!


i wish...

... i had something to write about, but i really don't. i will after tomorrow though! so stay tuned! 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

hold the phone!

does your blogger dashboard look different!?

Edit Me: link up #3

this is for the "Edit Me" linkup! i think this is my favorite link up to do. 

i use Photobucket to edit my photos. i've tried Photobucket and Picnik, but Photobucket is by far my favorite! 

these are the effects i used to edit the picture. with all of them i changed the intensity a bit (or a lot):
old photo
cross process

What do you think?
Do you have a favorite link up? Please share!

 My Reflection of Something

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July festivities!

for the 4th of July i had a lot of fun with my family! we didn't do anything special, but we sure had a blast!

to start it off we went swimming. in the summer we swim everyday. it's awesome! after that we came inside to chill and have dinner. fireworks down town were at ten. our town doesn't do half bad with the firework show! here are some pictures from that...

i used the "firework" setting on my camera and it did some funky things. i found that while it is "Processing" if you shake the camera it is crazy! below are some prime examples.

i missed out on taking pictures of the finale (which was AMAZING) because my camera ran out of batteries... LAME! 

yesterday was a blast!


Monday, July 4, 2011

Edit Me: link up #2

this is my second time doing this link up! i really have fun with it!
my entry:

 My Reflection of Something 

4th of July nail tutorial

Happy 4th of July! today my sister and i wanted to do some nails for the occasion so this is what we came up with!

finished product:

what you will need:
a blue (i used French Kiss by Pure Ice)
a red (i used Red Carpet by Sally Hansen)
a white (i used Timeless White by Sally Hansen)
a thin tip white (i used French White Tip by Sally Hansen
stars (i used Starstruck by Claire's Cosmetics)
a clear coat

begin by applying a clear coat.

apply white on whole nail

apply red on the top part of nail. i did two layers of this.

apply blue diagonally on the outer side of nail. 

place star or draw your own star on blue part.
to put the stars on we used a toothpick.

out line red and blue with thin white tip. i did this to clean up the edges.
if you don't have a thin tip try using a toothpick!

apply top coat.

tip: our white nail polish was goopy. after we finished painting nails i researched and found if you put a drop (or two) of acetone in your nail polish and stir it up it should clear it out, but DON'T shake your nail polish. i don't know why, but that's just what i have heard.

do you like nail tutorials? if so please let me know! 
also, if you did this tutorial please leave a comment and add a picture!


music prodigy

check out this YouTube channel! Maddi is a twelve year old girl and is an AMAZING singer. Here is her cover of "Jar of Hearts" which is my FAVORITE song! 

Isn't she great?

help on Attribution Gadget!

if you look up above right under my "Pages" you can see the Attribution Gadget. I've tried to remove it and it won't let me! I've also tried moving it but it won't let me! Can anyone help me with this?

Do you see how "Attribution" has a different background color then "Pages?" I think that is telling me I can not move it.  I've tried moving it but it doesn't work!


oh it's summer time!

and i'm loving it! this summer has been awesome and what's weird is i'm a little excited to start up in school again. this year is my first year at the high school! last year was kind of a bummer. i was dancing with the high school dance team (i was the only one not at the high school) and being at the middle school sucked! so this year is going to be bomb, i just know it. 

anyways this last week i had dance camp. it was an awesome experience and i learned so much. even though i woke up every morning and could barely move because my muscles were so sore, i am thankful! it was very fun. i love my dance co. and i couldn't ask for a better group. i LOVE them so much! wednesday night after a long day at camp we had a social. we went to some red rocks and had sandwiches. when the sun started setting we took pictures of us doing jumps. they were cool! after that i came home and SLEPT! thursday was the last day of camp. it was a FUN day! 

thursday night Mo and Borgey from dance, and i had a sleep over. Mo is the new freshie, Borgey is a junior, and i a sophie. Oh and Borgey's older sis and her friend joined us! --borgey took these pictures--

borgey's lil' bro had made a fort... so we slept in it!

at two in the morning we decided to do exotic makeup!
after the makeup we put tooth paste on our face. let me tell you, it might sting and make your eyes water, but it is SOOO refreshing. it makes your skin smooth.

we woke up and made some pancakes. yumm! then my mom came and i had to leave.

i came home and chilled for a lil' bit and then i fell asleep. i had my friends birthday party at four and i woke up at 4:30. whoopsie! anyways it was chey, kaylee, danielle and me. it was fun! we swam, ate DELICIOUS cupcakes and watched Tron. since i did not get any pictures of this occassion i will be stilling them from kaylee.

me, chey, and danielle!
that was a great week!