Sunday, May 27, 2012

Welcome Summer!

It’s summer! After working my butt off to finish school, I'm done. It feels so good. This is the first time I have had summer vacation in 3 years. When I was a FLVS student I schooled through the summer. Not this year, I tell you. I shall rule the world of summer. By that I mean I will rule the internet. 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Spring Break is Over

Well, spring break is over. It makes me sad to think that I have to return to school in less than 48 hours. I do believe that I was fairly productive over the week though. I got caught up in my math class, worked on Spanish, spent three days with my grandmother, when to the beach, and did a bunch of other things that don’t sound very interesting, but meant a lot to me.

There are two good things about returning to school Monday. One, I will get to see almost all of my lovely friends again. And two, there will only be 7 weeks left of school!!!!!!!!!!! Other than that returning to school will suck mainly because it requires you to wake up before noon.

School is almost over guys, we can do it!

PS. I have a couple more DIY posts I am planning to post soon. So keep your eye out.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Restoring Old Converse

Before vs After

         What you need:   
             - Dirty Converse
             -Tooth paste
            - Cup (Optional)


   1.) Put tooth paste on your toothbrush
         2.) Brush sections of the rubber
         3.)Wipe section clean with the rag
      (Repeat 1-3 as many times as necessary)
        4.) Color in faded spots with sharpie
        5.) Rub them with the rag after cleaning all of the rubber.  This will fade the two colors together.
         6.)   Enjoy your newly cleaned converse

        - Avoid the canvas when brushing the rubber. The toothpaste will fade it. 
        - Take the lases out and bleach them. (put them in the wash with your white clothes)
        - Use whitening toothpaste. Your shoes will get whiter faster.
       - Rinse out the toothbrush ever once and a while. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Self-Harm Awareness Day

Hey guys today is self-harm awareness day. This is a really big thing in my book. If you struggle with self-harm one of my biggest goals in life is to help you. so please find help, we are here for you. And if you don't really know much about self-harm please look into it so you can try to understand it. It would mean a lot to me. OH, don't forget to spread the word. 

If you are looking for help I would totally go check out . It's a great place to be inspired, uplifted, find help, or just find some awesome bands.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I Love Y'all

I was sitting thinking about how retarded my friends are the other day, but then I realized I could not live without them. I mean I really love them, and I'm not just saying that I really mean it. They are always there when i don’t know what to do. They always have my back when someone is attacking it. And they will NEVER be forgotten by me.
Just remember to look at what you have and be thankful for it because it is a gift. Each and every person in your life is there for a reason … so treat them like it. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Random Dislike and Music

Life is just weird. Sometimes I am ridiculously happy and then someone walks in the room and all my happy dies. It isn’t that I don’t like that person or that I am even annoyed with them, but sometimes my subconscious will just decide to dislike someone for a day. I can't control this random dislike of people but it is really starting to get on my nerves. I love all of my friends and would like to stop from everyday being ruined by simply seeing one of my best friends.

Ok now that I have that out of the way I would like to introduce you to my current obsession. It is We are Young by Fun. ( Every time I hear this song all I can think about is Lucie S. D. and how much I miss seeing her all the time.

You should leave me comments about what you would like to see posted in the future and your current favorite song. 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Lack of Words

Have you ever really wanted to say something, but you have no idea what it is? well this is one of those times for me. I have tried like three different topics to blog about in the past 10 minutes and came up empty on everyone. So I am writing about not having anything to write about.

I don’t know why sometimes I find putting words out into the world so hard, but I do. It seems that every once and a while I know that I have something I need to say, but I don’t know what it is. I have had this nostalgic air about me for the past couple of weeks, but I'm not sure why. Something has changed and I don’t know what it is.

Anyway I don’t think you really care about my lack of words, but that needed to be said and I feel much better now.  

Monday, January 2, 2012

Top 100 Country Songs from 2011 Playlist

Last night my sister and I were driving home on the dirt road (picture above) listening to the top 100 country songs from 2011. Listening to some of the best music that has come out in the past year brought back so many memories. So I thought I would create a YouTube playlist of my favorites. I thought I would share it with all of you as a kind of New Year present to all. I’m not quite done, but I wanted to get this up as soon as possible; so here you go.

I hope you enjoy it.

The above photo was taken in my  neighborhood by one of my neighbors (Mac Stone). 

Friday, December 16, 2011

It's Christmas break!

It's Christmas break! I'm super excited for a two week break from school. The only thing I have to accomplish over these two weeks is finishing my Spanish and math classes (I take both of these classes on line). I might even manage to post a couple of times over the holiday, probably not, but maybe, just maybe.
Today was our last day of school for the semester. I finished my exams yesterday at noon, but I was still required to attend five hours of study halls, and a Christmas party. It was the crappiest Christmas party ever; they gave out cookies and then told us to go watch Elf in the auditorium. I don’t know if you know this, but I really don’t like watching Elf. I really don’t think it's that funny and don’t see why everyone gets so excited about it. Alli (one of my best friends) and I decided to go outside and swing instead of watching the movie. This was actually pretty fun until it got hot. Then we decided to go hang out with our awesome English teacher Mrs. Rich. At some point of my running around the school today I took off my new toms and lost them. I am pretty sure someone stole them. I almost cried when I couldn’t find them anywhere in the building.
On the bright side, one of the sweetest people I'm my class gave me this beautiful bracelet. It is a clip bangle with a gold heat in the middle that spells God. I was also given a goodie bag with candy and a pair of socks with snowmen on them.
Anyway, have a great Christmas everyone! Hopefully I will post again before the New Year, but just in case happy New Year too! 

You guys should also check out this song I love it!( )

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Renee Yohe

This is a paper I wrote for school. Normally I don't post school assignments, but I really liked this one. So here you go, enjoy.

In seventh grade I found out about an organization called To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) because of a song Between the Trees wrote. This song was called A Time for Yohe and it is all about a girl named Renee Yohe. Her story has changed the lives of thousands of people including mine.

When Renee was 19 she was addicted to hard-core drugs and alcohol, wrapped up in a tangled web of self-harm, and an insomniac who had not slept in 36 hours. A couple of friends tried to stage an intervention for her, but they failed. Renee did agree to go to rehab for help, but she was in such bad shape that the rehab facility told her to comeback in five days without fresh cuts or cocaine in her system. She didn’t know what to do. She was so screwed up that even rehab faculties would not take her because she was to “high risk”. 

Some of the same friends that held the intervention went on lock-down with her for the five days. During the first couple of days she went through major withdraws and still wasn’t sleeping.  Her friends stay with her though and made t-shirts to raise money for her treatment in rehab. Once the five days were up she returned to the rehab facility and was admitted for 90 days. While she was inside her friends continued to raise money for her treatment by making and selling t-shirts.

At some point in her rehabilitation Renee met the Lord and entered into a relationship with him. After becoming a Christian she said, “Tell them to look up, tell them to remember the stars.” By saying this she was referencing the heavens; she was saying to remember God and his creation. Even when you can't see the stars you know they are there.

One of these friends was Jamie Tworkowski he asked Renee if he could write her story for a school paper. During Renee’s time in rehab her story spread around and people wanted to know more. Through this paper and experience TWLOHA was birthed. Renee’s story has changed at least thousands of lives so far and is continuing to change them daily.

Renee has always loved music because it has a way of speaking to the soul the way words alone cannot. She decided to use music as a way to help people and raise awareness. Many bands have helped TWLOHA spread the word about teen depression and self-harm. Renee even writes music herself. She even started a blog this past winter where she posts her favorite music, inspirational bits of joy and updates about her life. 

I live my life as an example to others so that one day I can change a life. Maybe I already have, maybe I will be writing this paper, maybe my life will be the only one changed by my actions, but I love who I have become and will never return to the past.

Tell them to look up, tell them to remember the stars – Renee Yohe