We babysat a friend's granddaughter. She was the happiest thing, and took to us all right away.


I completely forgot last Thursday about the poem.  So here's 2:

"Topsy-turvy world"
If the butterfly courted the bee,
And the owl the porcupine;
If churches were built in the sea,
And three times one was nine;
If the pony rode his master,
If the buttercups ate the cows,
If the cat had the dire disaster
To be worried by the mouse;
If mama sold the baby
To a gypsy for half a crown;
If a gentleman was a lady,--
the world would be upside down!
If any or all wonders
Should never come about,
I should not consider them blunders,
For I should be inside-out!

--William Brighty Rands 

"It makes a change"

There's nothing makes a Greenland whale
Fell half so high and mighty
As sitting on a mantelpiece
In Aunty Mabel's nighty.
It makes a change from Freezing Seas,
(of which a whale can tire),
To warm his tail at ease
Before an english fire.
For this delight he leaves the seas
(Unknown to Aunty Mabel),
Returning only when the dawn
Lights up the breakfast table.

--Mervyn Peake

(photo credit goes to Anna.)



This song has my name in the title. It's pretty good too. Good summer music for the car.

And sorry--no fashion from these past few days.


You waste time like a grandfather clock

I've gotten to 15 followers, and I hope to get more, so for anybody out there who reads my blog and isn't already a follower--please become one!!  And thanks to the people who already are--you make me happy.   My goal is to get 100 this year.....

More collages:

And with the voting poll that I have to the left ----->, it says (so far) that y'all would like 
to see more fashion. Well, here's my outfit from yesterday.

Top: goodwill
Shorts: Gap
suspenders: Claire's Boutique
Bow: handmade
Sneakers: Gap


I've been missing the beach.  Thankfully I get to go on holiday with my family in September TO the beach.  *happiness*  
(above: photo taken last year at the beach)
(I dearly loved that guinea pig. Her name was chocolate pudding, and she used to fall asleep 
in my lap. Then there's my brother, whom I also love dearly, but he drives me crazy most of the time.)

This is my friend Luke, and I. We were always the best of buds. Whenever our family's got
together, you could always find Luke and I somewhere, playing house, or just jabbering away in conversation.  
We even have pictures from when we were both 1, and I kissed him.
As we got older, we were always teased dreadfully about it all.



I've fallen in love.  But don't get your hopes up.  I've been in love for awhile.  In love, with photography.  And children.  They (both photographs and children) are so honest and straightforward.  And children are so innocent.  The world really needs more of that nowadays.
And there you have it--my 2 cents worth for the day.


And the rain rain rain came down down down

I love how I can still sing ALL of a Pooh Bear episode.
It's been foggy and rainy.  Perfect sleep weather.
Random empty room
And my little (well, maybe not so little anymore) 5 year old sister is getting into fashion.
Instead of putting on a raggedy t-shirt and sweatpants, she now is dressing herself in 
dresses, sweaters, button up shirts, and tights. Complete with boots. I love it.

I woke up the other day to find this on my bedside table:
(it was from my dad.)

Another collage: (my nod to Alice in wonderland.)

I watched the Chanel movie today. I found it slightly boring--but the costumes were
beautiful, and I loved her hair. I just happened to be wearing this:


We had our last orchestra concert of the year.  *sadness*.  It still hasn't sunk in that a few of my best friends have graduated--and I'm not sure when I'll see them again.  But we had a good many laughs, and thank heaven for facebook.

I'm tired today--I slept in till 9, then did my school, read part of a book (thank you Rachel for the loan), ate lunch, then took a nap.  And I'm STILL looking forward to bed tonight.

Family is a beautiful thing.  Some pictures can capture that:
my great grandpa, with my cousin--both are deceased now. =(
My older sister Audrey--she was that tiny!!
My uncle.
And I absolutely ADORE this next one:
My little sister; I'd say she has some style:


I grabbed my sister, dressed her up, did her hair, and shoved her outside to take photos.  This is how (a few) of the pictures turned out:
(and trust me, this IS NOT how she normally dresses. She likes her camo pants and cutoff
This is how our relationship is:
This is what I wore yesterday:  (it reminded me of Shakespeare for some reason.)

Do I blog too much?? It just something I do for fun--I guess you could say it's a hobby of
mine--but is it TOO much? (The blogger thing says 130 posts--70 already for the year 2010--and I've only had the blog a YEAR!!)


This is from last night.  I loved the lighting, but I still think the best camera is your eye.
No camera can ever catch the EXACT look I want, most of the time.  
Today was a good day.  I did my school this morning.  Then I made this for a friend's baby she just had:

And I normally eat VERY healthy, but my sister made a lunch today that just screamed 
"EAT ME, I TASTE LIKE SUMMER." So I gave in, and ate deep fried shrimp with dipping 
sauce, and an italian soda. (peach flavored no less.) OH MY GOSH. So yummy.
More collages:
I made this tiara the other day. If there's anyone who wants me to make you one
(for a price), please say so in the comments, and I'll figure out the details with you.

And here's my "Poem Thursday" poem:

"Ooey Gooey was a worm,
A mighty worm was he.
He stepped upon the railroad tracks, the train he did not see.

--Author Unknown


this is me

This is a post about me, so you can get to know me a bit better.

These are my parents:  (they gave me my blue eyes and blonde hair.)
I don't have a picture of my mom's parents, be here's my dad's:
Here's me at my first birthday party:
Here's me and my siblings: (I'm the one behind the dark skinned dude.)
Here's me last year:
Here's me a few days ago:

I said if y'all wanted to ask a few questions about me, I'd answer them, so here they are:

What kind of camera do you use? I use my mom's Nikon D40, until I can get my own. =)
I want a Nikon D3000---or D500.

Any kind of crazy dream you've had? I wasn't sure which kind of "dream" you meant--like
an ambition kind of dream, or a dream when you're asleep. (am I being blonde?) So I'll do
both. A crazy ambition-dream I've had, is to be a gymnist. I never ever took ballet, or dance
but I always thought it would be fun to be able to do the splits, and high jumps, and flips and
such.  (the summer olympics always inspired me.)
A crazy sleep-dream.....hmmm.....I think it was one about my orchestra: 
We were performing for a HUGE audience, but for some reason the audience was sitting 
directly above us--AND THE FLOOR WAS CLEAR. That was a bit awkward as ladies were wearing nice dresses and skirts. (the people were walking around while we played--maybe 
we were background music??) Then when there was an intermission, and we had to re-paint the walls of the building. There was no conductor for the orchestra--he was sitting next to 
me playing. And there you have it---I hope this answered your question?

I'm sorry that I did not get more questions--this was fun. But I'll be doing this again soon.

25 random things about me:
1. I find most shoes in the fashion world absolutely HIDEOUS. It's rare when I see a pair
that I LOVE, or even like a tiny bit.
2. I have 6 siblings. It's crazy, but fun. Audrey 21, Evan 18, Me 16, Laurel 13, Ellen 11,
Daniel 10 (we adopted him), Heidi 5. We are all home-schooled.
3. I'm really a California babe, but we moved to Virginia when I was 8.
(My dad was a surfer in CA.)
4. I have one of the grossest jobs in the summer--but I get to be with friends while doing it,
so it's not so bad: I gut chickens on their farm. (Sorry---this disgusts most people.)
5. I don't have a favorite color--although, I guess most people don't have a CERTAIN one in particular---I like 'em all.
6. Give me banana bread any old day. Just don't give me bananas.
7. I normally only end up liking a food if I make myself eat it a few times. I like Mustard,
sushi, pickles, olives, mushrooms, & squash now because of it. I still can't get over
lima-beans, though. Trust me, I've tried. Give me something new, I'll try it!
8. I took 4 years of Latin in school, and can't speak a word of it now. (I guess that shows how much I enjoyed it.)
9. I drink tea. Not coffee. Why is it that SOOOO many people like coffee? I don't see what's
so amazing about it!
10. I can teach myself how to do things. I've taught myself how to knit, crochet, sew,
french braid my hair (around my head.), make jewelry, and different camera settings are fun to figure out.
11. I once grew my hair out, had 9 1/2 inches cut off, so I could do locks of love. But I still
have the braid upstairs.
12. I once ran a 3 mile race in Converse. I was ill prepared, and did not know that morning
that I'd be running a race. I was just there to cheer my friend on.
13. I don't mind dishes. I HATE laundry.
14. I've never in all my 16 years of living, have had my own room. =( (I hope I can soon.)
15. I LOVE the Harry Potter books. I HATE the movies--they ruined the books!!
16. I wasn't "into" fashion till about last year or so...now I can't escape!
17. I can't wait to get married. ( I know, crazy, right?)
18. I vary in my clean up mood, and my I-could-care-less mood.
19. I wish everyone still dressed like people did in the 40's and 50's.
20. I've never chewed my nails--just the ends of my hair. And when I was REALLY little,
I could turn my belly button inside out.
21. I really don't have any limits on what type music I listen too--just country. I can't stand it. I especially love soundtracks, and things with good beats.
22. I'm not really afraid of anything--not lizards, mice, spiders, snakes. Just skunks, and
those people who dress up in costumes at Disneyland with the ginormous plastic heads!
23. I've had my learners permit for 6 months, and have driven once. For 5 minutes.
24. Alot of my BEST friends are guys--I sometimes prefer their company more than girls'.
They look at things differently than girls, and girls can be so catty, and silly, Guys (at least
my guys friends) are down to earth and forthright.
25. I ADORE people leaving comments on my blog. You don't know how happy it makes me
when people do that. I literally jump up and down when it says "1 comment."

Here's some of my favorite music:

These are the kind of things I find funny:

And there you have it. That's mostly me. =)


double exposure


There's something so...breath taking about double exposure photos.
(photos from google.com--sorry if there was any confusion if these were MY pictures--they're not.)

Feel free to ask any question of me--I'll answer any questions in my next post.