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 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Update Nov. 10

So I know I told you guys I would put up new posts in October, but I didn’t really do anything for Halloween so I had no reason to dress up. I have a mermaid make-up idea I might put up in a while if you want to see it. I know I blame my lack of posting on being busy, which is true, but in all honesty I just have been lacking all motivation to get anything done lately.

Anyway, to get to my point of posting I have good news. For my mom’s Christmas present my dad got her an iPad2 and wireless internet for our house. The internet thing would not be a big deal for most people, but seeing as I have spent the past 5ish years of my life living without home internet this is a gift for the whole family.  Needless to say I am thrilled!

I have been cast for the play I mentioned in my last post. The character I will be playing is Connie Carlson, the dumb maid. I am really excited; this is the first time I have ever been cast as a lead role. We are performing on December 2nd which doesn’t leave long for me to learn all my lines and blocking (that I should be done with already).

For my next post what do you want to see? Do you want the mermaid make-up tutorial, peacock feather earring DIY, maybe a photo shoot? If you guys have any idea please let me know (the more ideas I get the more posts I will make). 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I want to start with an apology that I have not posted in so long! I started school and got really busy, but that is no excuse for letting my life become the mess it has.  I am posting today! (If you get annoyed with my random lack of posting follow me here on Pintrest I post there all the time.)
I wanted to tell you guys that I love you! Yep basically that is my only reason for posting, but I also wanted to tell you guys that I might get to be the costume design director for my schools upcoming play! I am so excited that I can hardly sit still. Halloween is also coming up soon which is adding to this nerdy excitement. With all this said there should be tons of costume posts coming between now and November. After the play I will be going to NEW YORK for my birthday!!!!!!!!!!!! So there will be at least one post full of pictures and telling some of my stories.   
The picture to the right is from the latest human video I was in. (I am the one on the right.) It was the very first drama To The King (our drama team) wrote unassisted. We had a blast and if you want to watch the video it is posted here

I hope you all have a great day and I love you!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Picture Frame to Jewelry Hanger

Recently I went to the Webster flee market with my family and got a picture fame to refurbish and use as a jewelry hanger for my room. I found the idea when just messing around on the web. So I’m going to try it.

Estimated time: 2 hours (includes time for paint to dry)

What you need:
·        * 2 colors of spray paint  
·         *Picture frame
·         *Hanging wire
·         *Hardware cloth
·         *Thick ribbon
·         *Tin snips
·         *Pliers
·         *Staple gun (make sure you have staples, I had to go back to the hardware store)
·         *Hammer

The frame I got had some damage, but I think that it will be perfect. My first step was so paint the whole frame in black so the gold won’t show through once I'm done. I simply used black spray paint. Step two was to spray paint the frame with the second color you chose. Mine was called nickel. I just did a thin coating on top of the black so that you could still see through it just a bit. (If you don’t want the antiqued look you can just use one color, but you still need to do to coats.)

After painting I took hardware cloth and cut it down to fit the back of the frame using tin snips. Then using a staple gun I attached it to the frame. Some of the staples didn’t go in all the way so I used a hammer to make sure they were secure.

I ran I ribbon through the back so it would hang. Then made hooks from wire to hang my necklaces from.

 The final product with necklaces and all (I'm sorry the picture isn't very good my camera battery was loosing       power and not taking good pictures )