Make It Happen Monday 10.20.14

Sorry for the late posting, but it’s been a crazy day! Let’s see how I did on last week’s list.

1. Make cookie and ears for costume
2. Make muffin and antlers for sister’s costume
3. Shelve the books by/on the front desk
4. History Quiz
5. Govt Quiz
6. Clean room
7. Finish paper ornament balls
8. Make five scarves
9. Keep eating better
10. Send author interview questions
11. Catch up on kine homework and class

I no longer need to make my costume since I can’t find overalls, so instead of being Give A Mouse a Cookie, I’m going to be Liesel from The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak! I need to make my sister’s stuff, though. School work was more intense this time around, so I didn’t get all the shelving done that I wanted. I’ll work on that tomorrow. As well as…

1. Govt quiz
2. Hist quiz
3. Kine labs and fitness center report
4. Study for Kine midterm
5. Shelve all books that come in on trades, as well as fifty more a day
6. Clean room
7. Put away laundry
8. Make two more scarves
9. Put together Liesel costume
10. Embroider fabric for constellation scarf
11. Finish silverware
12. Finish chamdelier

Busy week! But my craft fair is approaching and I am nowhere near ready! What are you working on? Any big events coming up? Or are you enjoying a restful week ahead? Let me know in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want to Visit

As always, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderful women at The Broke and the Bookish.

Hogwarts

1. Hogwarts (the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling)

Do I even need to elaborate? Who doesn’t want to go to Hogwarts?! Aside from muggles, that is.

Pemberley

2. Pemberley (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)

The gorgeous home of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy that shows Elizabeth Bennet just how wonderful he can be. I want to stroll the grounds, admire the gallery hall, and converse in the sitting room with Darcy and Bingley.

Camp Half Blood

3. Camp Half-Blood (the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan)

Who doesn’t want to learn to fight with the other kids of Greek gods and goddesses?!

Camelot

4. Camelot (I Am Mordred by Nancy Springer, anything Arthurian)

Oz

5. Oz (The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum)

Really, I just want to live in a magical fantasy land, if that’s not clear by now.

Terabithia

6. Terabithia (Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson)

Though I would like a safer entrance, thanks.

Disney World

7. Disney World (Dream Factory by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler)

This book about teens working at Disney World has always stuck with me and I love it. It shows the downside of working there while still making it sound amazing.

Hogsmeade

8. Hogsmeade (the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling)

A completely magical village?! COME ON

Small Town

9. Small Town, USA

Having always lived in small towns, I love the feel of them and knowing the people you run into. While I know the feeling of being anonymous in a new place is exciting, I’ve always been a cozy girl that likes being surrounded by familiar faces.

Neverland

10. Last but not least, Neverland (Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie)

Again, need I say more?

Where have you wanted to visit since reading a book? Do we have any in common? Let me know in the comments!

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Make it Happen Monday 10.13.14

Hey y’all! Hope you had a productive week! I have had a very very busy one. I don’t think I did too well on my list though. Let’s see.

1. Make cookie and ears for costume
2. Make muffin and antlers for sister’s costume
3. Finish stationary sets
4. Read 1776
5. Write paper
6. Do chapter quizzes for Govt and History
7. Add some exercise to my routine
8. Eat better
9. Bake stuff for Josh’s care package
10. Send said care package

Not as bad as I thought! I decided to nix the stationary sets, so that explains that one. I’m hoping to get to the costume stuff this week, and I just finished shelving quite a few books, so if I keep on that I’ll be sweating it up on the regular.

Here’s my list for this week:

1. Make cookie and ears for costume
2. Make muffin and antlers for sister’s costume
3. Shelve the books by/on the front desk
4. History Quiz
5. Govt Quiz
6. Clean room
7. Finish paper ornament balls
8. Make five scarves
9. Keep eating better
10. Send author interview questions
11. Catch up on kine homework and class

What are you hoping to get done this week? How’d you do on your list for last week? Let me know in the comments!

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Favorite Things Friday 10.10.14

Hey y’all! Hope you had a fun week! This is going to be a quick post because I have a bit of work to do, but here are the bright spots of this week:

1. Finishing a big assignment

You know when you have a paper or project due and it just hovers over you until you turn it in? I love that freeing feeling afterwards! I feel like I can watch netflix for hours, read anything I want, craft all day! I’ve earned it! It’s wonderful!

2. Emma Approved

This is an adorable interpretation of Emma by Jane Austen, and I recently started catching up. It’s so cute and fun, making for a great way to fill half an hour between tasks. Here‘s the youtube playlist of the episodes so far, and make sure to check out their other Austen-inspired web series (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries) and their new Frankenstein, M.D.!

3. The Gilmore Girls

I have never seen this show before! When I heard it was going to be on netflix starting this month, I knew I had to try it out. It’s delightful! I love seeing baby Jared Padalecki and Alexis Bledel. Also, their constant trips to Luke’s have had me running to get burgers ALL WEEK.

That’s all for Favorite Things Friday! Let me know if we have any in common, if you’ve turned in some work, or if you have an opinion on Emma Approved or Gilmore Girls!

Have a great week y’all!!

Make it Happen Monday 10.09.2014

Hey y’all! Sorry I’ve been out lately, it’s been frantic. But since it seems I’m never going to really rest for more than a bit, here we go with this week’s to do list:

1. Make cookie and ears for costume
2. Make muffin and antlers for sister’s costume
3. Finish stationary sets
4. Read 1776
5. Write paper
6. Do chapter quizzes for Govt and History
7. Add some exercise to my routine
8. Eat better
9. Bake stuff for Josh’s care package
10. Send said care package

Just typing that exhausted me. What are you working on this week? Have you already been productive? Let me know!

Month In A Nutshell: September 2014

So I know I haven’t been active in a couple of weeks, and I’m not here to make excuses, but I’ve really missed posting. I had tests over 9 chapters of material in the same week, I’ve been fighting some bug for weeks, and my craft fair is coming up. Luckily, an end should be coming soon (I hope) and I have some new stuff on the way. But for now, this is a new feature where I’ll recap the month and share some of my brightest spots. Here we go!

Highlights:
-Tons of coursework! I have been so busy with school, I haven’t touched my HP reread all month. Terrible!
-Started eating better and drinking more water. I feel better, but trying to rest off this bug has really been wearing me down, so I don’t feel great.
-Got some AMAZING news yesterday that I can’t wait to share with you soon!

Cool Things:
Hogwarts themed ambient sounds!
My favorite studying playlist
One click and you’re helping

Books Read:
Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Review coming once I get my thoughts organized)

Crafts Made:
Ornament balls
Chalkboard plaques
Tons of paper boxes
Three infinity scarves

Favorite Quotes:
“There’s too much fuel in her. The world ignites her fire and she works both ways. When she loves, she loves too much and when she hates, she hates too much. And in between there’s so much wage, so much that she loses herself in these moments. And the closer she was, the further apart she wanted to be. She just couldn’t get it together, until she met him.” -R.M. Drake

“I never lose…I win or I learn.” -Unknown

That’s all for this month! I’ll check in on Friday with Favorite Things, and we’ll be back on track!

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