Friday, May 27, 2011


Yes! I made a tumblr!!! here's the link. actually, its under my name. hehe I've only posted one thing, but more to come soon! promise! oh, and i'm not getting rid of this blog. i will still post on it, but i'm PRETENDING my tumblr is more like twitter. so yup! ta ta



haha i know it says 'tumblrcom' in the actual URL, darn, i didnt know it would do that! oh well! i have soo much to learn about my new best friend. LOL :D
Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
C. S. Lewis

I just love C.S. Lewis. I'm impatiently waiting for the day that I get to meet him!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

An accessory I {LOVE}


Pearls are one of the most classic pieces of jewelry. They will probably never go out of style, and I love that they always add 'just the right touch' to an outfit.

So, would you wear pearls? Do you wear pearls? I saw the cutest sterling silver ring at Kohls a month or two ago, and it was a pearl ring, for, like, $13. I wanted to get it so bad, but I was already buying another piece of jewelry I HAD to have to complete my 'candidating in Ohio' outfit, so sadly I had to walk away from it. But once I get some moolah, I'm going shopping for some more rings, specifically a pearl ring!!!


Here Comes the Sun {Blog Party!!!}

Ok, so... I actually JOINED this blog party, over at Jocee's blog "Cupcake Dictionary." The best blog E.V.E.R. Y'all should go check it out. Oh and Mac, here's the URL for it:

Ok, so here goes:

  • What would your dream summer vacation be? OOOH, GOING TO ENGLAND FOR THE WHOLE.SUMMER. AND MEETIN GEORGIE HENLEY!
  • After a rainstorm, what you think of when you see the sun peeking out from the clouds? HOW PRETTY AND GREEN EVERYTHING LOOKS.
  • If you were stranded on a desert island with the sun streaming down on you and had ONE palm tree for shade, you can only have three things with you; what would they be? MY BIBLE, MY NETBOOK, AND EVERY SINGLE 'LEGACY FIVE', 'BOOTH BROTHERS', 'GREATER VISION', 'MARK TRAMMELL', AND 'THE CATHEDRALS' ALBUM EVER MADE! :)
  • Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or neopolitan? STRAWBERRIES AND CHOCOLATE!!!!! <3
  • If you saw your celebrity crush walking down the beach with a surfboard, what would you do? HMMM, FREAK OUT, I GUESS!!! I'D PROLLY START SHAKING, CUZ THAT HAPPENS WHEN I MEET SOMEONE 'FAMOUS'! HA!!!
  • If you went back in time for a day, what era would you go back to, and why? TOTALLY THE 40'S!!! BECAUSE EVERYTHING WAS JUST, SO, VINTAGE? YUP.
  • What's your favorite thing about waking up on a summer morning? KNOWING I HAVE THE WHOLE DAY TO PRETTY MUCH DO WHAT I WANT.
  • Your soundtrack or theme song(s) for the summer: I DON'T REALLY HAVE ANY! LOL
  • Say you went to California to visit family. What's the first thing you would buy? A MILLION DISPOSAL CAMERAS, TO TAKE PIX OF EVERYTHING I SEE! BUT WAIT, I ALREADY HAVE A DIGITAL CAMERA.....
  • Manicure, pedicure, or facial? LOL FACIAL!!!!!!!!! 
  • What's your favorite color combination? GRAY AND RED/GRAY AND YELLOW/GRAY AND PINK/GRAY AND PURPLE.
  • If you were at the beach and you wanted to write a message in the sand, what would you write? SMILE! JESUS LUVS YOU!!!!!!! XOXO
  • What's your most favorite type of summer weather? RAINY AND SUNNY!
  • Blowing bubbles while taking a bubble bath? I'M NOT TOO BIG ON BATHS!
  • Cupcakes or dictionaries? BOTH! 'THE CUPCAKE DICTIONARY', FOR INSTANCE..... *winks*

Soooo, now y'all need to go join up! Blog parties rock. :) ttul


Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Okay, something is wrong here. My 'About Me' link thing is gone. I have no clue what happened, but now when you go to my blog, you can't see my profile! Can anyone help me here? Does anyone know what I can do to get it back on to my blog?!?!?! Please!!!! Thanks.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Wakey Wakey Cheesey-cakey!!!!

(Mac, remember when you used to say that to me every morning of Jr. High camp??? LOL)

Hi everbody. It. Is. SATURDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Can I have a few cheers and whistles!??!?! Oh ya. 

Anyhoo, *exhales* I just got outta the shower and am going to get ready for *HOPEFULLY!!!* a day of riding with my cousin!!!!!! If the weather holds out, and I'm praying like mad that it will, I'll get to get my first taste of riding in an English saddle. Wow, sorta nervous, but really pumped all the same. My cousin is learning how to jump today, and I can be all like, "Ha. I beat you at flying. I did it camp! What now, SON?!?!" Sorry, had to say that. Goodness, I totally sounded like a class mate of mine. Yikes, not cool. 

This Saturday and Sunday, THE FAM (yes, we're capitalized, cuz we're that awesome. Just kidding) is/are going to spend the weekend with my relatives. So pumped! And now I have to go. We'll try and remember to take some pix, so I can share with all you lovelies. ta ta, and have a wonderful weekend!!!!!

Love and cheesey grins,
Manda :P

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

oh.... what to blog about?!?!

I have "A Love That Will Last" from PD2 stuck in my head.

I wanna go live in a castle by the sea, just like Cair Paravel.

I am fascinated by messy buns. :)

I'm dying for a pair of wedges, and for a floral printed sun dress.

I have recently fallen in love with leather skirts.

And now I have to go eat! ta ta!


Sunday, May 15, 2011


confession - my room is a crazy mess, but I'm too lazy to go clean it up.

confession - i feel like i am not a very good friend alot of the time. i'm really gonna try harder at being a better friend to my lovely peoples.

confession - i spend wayyy too much time on the computer... but i can't help it. the computer ROCKS.

confession - i have lately become obsessed with fashion. i spend a lot of time thinking up new outfits, and stuff i want/need for this summer. :)

confession - i am saving up my money to travel to England in three years. i am soo pumped.

confession : i have recently become quite interested in Selena Gomez. She's got a really really really cute style, and guess what?!?! SHE'S GOT A PURITY RING!!!!!!    


"[on declaring she (Selena Gomez) will remain a virgin until marriage] I said, 'Dad, I want a promise ring.' He went to the church and got it blessed. He actually used me as an example for other kids. I'm going to keep my promise to myself, to my family and to God."
 "[on wearing a purity ring] I've had my ring since I was 12 years old. But for me it's not something I want to go around saying, 'Hey, look what I have.' It's a promise I made to myself and God. I think some people misinterpret that as a trend and think everyone's getting one."

confession - i love "Wizards of Waverly Place", and "iCarly". GO DISNEY!!! Uh-uh uh-uh!!!

confession: i miss my bestie Celeste soooooooooo badly! if i saw her, i would crush her in a bear hug. girl, i'm needing a heart-to-heart right now. :S

confession: i LOVE graduation open houses. i just had a blast at my friend Rose's today - it was a homeschooled commencement/ceremony thing, and it was a bajillion times WAYYYYY more special than a regular school's. by far.

confession - pretty much the only way i can talk in a Brit accent is if I'm imitating WWASGB on their Narnia lines. Seriously. But listen to this, ok, actually READ this::: i sound Georgie when I say the line, "'So you hit him?"' and also the line, "'Ow!" [Susan: Quiet Lu]. "'Something pinched me!!!"'    so ya.....

confession: i love "The Crowning Glory" from PD2

here are the lyrics:
Some girls are fair
Some are jolly and fit
Some have a well-bred air
or a well-honed wit

Each one's a jewel
with a singular shine
a work of art
with it's own rare design

Dear little girl,
you are terribly blessed
But it's your heart of gold
I love the best

And that will be your crowning glory
your whole life through
It'll always be your crowning glory
The most glorious part of you

[J.A.] Some boys can waltz
[R] Some guys can groove
[J.A.] Strike an elegant pose
[R] With the really hip clothes
[J.A.] Some seem to have no faults
[R] But we never like those
[J.A.] No we don't
[R] He'll praise your eyes
[J.A.] Your melodious laugh [ha ha]
[BOTH] Call you more lovely than others by half
[J.A.] The one who's right
[R] My gorgeous prince
[J.A.] Will be honest and true
[R] He'll believe in me too
[J.A.] And prize your heart of gold the way I do

He'll know that will be your crowning glory your whole life through
Your love will see that it's your crowning glory
The most glorious part of you and you
and you
and you

That will be your crowning glory
Darling when they tell your story
They'll call your heart of gold your crowning glory
The most glorious part of you

confession: i love ice cream. before i became Lactose, i used to eat ice cream way too much. LOL And i still do... well, erm, sorta. Not as much as before. Whew!!! hehehe

confession: i think i love popcorn even more. ok, mebbe not. its a tie, i guess!

And i think that's enuff confessions! sorry if they were sorta lame. I'll try harder next time. Enjoy!!!

Love and hugs,
Manda Liz

Saturday, May 14, 2011

the pretty in purple blog party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Favorite thing about summer? wearing shorts and flipflops!

Twilight fan? *gags* um, no.

Favorite Quote? "If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world." -C.S. Lewis (To: Jocee - Sorry, I just HAD to take this quote. Its one of my faves. Thank you!!!!)

Best thing that has ever happened to you? (Besides the day I got saved). When I went to Camp Manitoumi last year in IL, and got to spend the whole summer with horses, riding them, taking care of them, and all that. But also when I met my two best friends (besides Mackenna), Celeste and Phil!!! Miss you both bunches & bunches. :)

Think of every place in the world possible... which of those places would you go to? Narnia, and England.

Favorite food? PIZZA! Oh ya baby. 'Specially the kind that has the peppers and onions on them. Mmm, mmm, mmm!!!!!

What type of music do you like? Southern Gospel!!!!!!! The Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Mark Trammell Quartet, and Legacy Five, to be more specific

Flipflops, bare feet, heels, or flats? Oh wow this is hard! Ummm, barefeet, and flipflops. But oh I love heels, too!!! <3

Skirts or jeans? Depends on my mood, totally. I love jeans, but wearing skirts makes me feel more girly.... so I dunno! BOTH!

Fresh or saltwater? I.Do.Not.Care.  Really, I could care less, cuz I AM NOT a water person. Not at all.

Skittles or M&Ms? M&M's, definitely M&M's!!!!!!!!!!

are you a morning person or more of a night person? NIGHT PERSON!!!!!! Goodnes, I just stayed up till midnight last night watching "Mr. Holland's Opus". Very very very very very good movie. I totally recommend it.

So, your best friend is talking to a new girl in school... the new girl asks who you are... what do you think your best friend says? My sister. *winks*

Gotta tic? ya know, biting your nails, scrunching your nose, etc? Does this mean like a habit? Well, I have a very bad habit of twirling the hair right behind my ear. My grandma says I'm gonna go bald, and kept yelling at me about it. Well, who cares? If I do go bald there (and I truly don't think I will) Jesus will still love me! :)

Pen or pencil? PENS PENS PENS PENS PENS! I LOATHE pencils. Ack. They are sooo... .icky.

Paper or plastic? I have never thought about this before. I dunno. Paper, I guess. 

And.... that's all!!!! You guys should answer these questions on your blogs, even if you don't enter. I never enter these blog parties - I just answer the questions, cuz that's the funnest part about them!!! hehehehehe

wuv and hugs,
~manda liz~

Friday, May 13, 2011

i'm back, i'm back, i'm back, i'm back!!!!!

Wow. I feel like I've been gone from Blogger for, like, E.V.E.R. Seriously. I haven't posted in EONS. (btw, eons is a pretty awesome word).

So, to make up for being gone forever, I will post some new favorite pictures of mine. A "confessions" post will be coming up very very soon. I Promise!!! :)

Monday, May 9, 2011


Hello everyone!!!!!

This is Megan, Amanda's lil' sister, and she's letting me do a Guest Post on her blog! I'm pretty excited, and I have some pictures to share with you that I took this afternoon after I finished my school. I *love* photography, and so I decided to take some "springy" pictures outside! They're mostly of dandelions and stuff, but I still like them!!! Enjoy! :D

So what do you think of my pictures????? Do you like them? I'll probably be taking some more pictures of stuff like this some more, tomorrow or something......not that Amanda's gonna let me post on here AGAIN or anything!! :D So, yeps.
I really enjoy photography, and I think it is SO MUCH FUN! Anyone agree??? 

Well, I guess I better go for now. Thanks Amanda for letting me post on your blog!! :D 

Megan :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Spring Gala - Blog Party!!

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hehehe I'm actually ENTERING into one of these blog party things. :)

So here goes:

1. IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD IT BE? England!!!! Of course, you say. :)

2. WHAT IS THE OLDEST ITEM YOU OWN? Oh man, I'm not sure.... ummmm, prolly a turquoise necklace from my grandma who is deceased.

3. IF YOU HAD TO PICK ONE HERO, WHO WOULD IT BE? Ermmmm, probably Amy Carmichael. She's my favorite missionary.

4. IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANY THREE PEOPLE, LIVING OR DEAD, WHO WOULD IT BE? My Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, then probably, ohhh, I don't care if its not just three!!!! I'm gonna say my three closest friends: Mackenna, Celeste, and Phil. :)

5. WHICH DO YOU LIKE BETTER? COKE OR PEPSI?  To be honest, neither. I'm not that big on Pop.

6. WHICH WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE - CHOCOLATE OR A COOKIE? Chocolate, definitley chocolate!!!

7. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON?  Hmmm, prolly spring or summer. But oh how I love autumn, too!

8. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT SPRING? Prolly the rain showers. But I love all the gorgeous flowers, too!!!!

9. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC? Southern gospel, by far, is the best music E.V.E.R.!!!!! I've grown up with it, and it truly is the best.

10. WHAT'S YOUR FASHION/PERSONAL STYLE?  Hmmm, well, because I absolutley ADORE the 40's, but I still love some of the modern trends and styles, I'd have to say a mixture of modern and vintage. But I like classy, too. I just don't have a lot of very classy type of outfits. I need to work on that......

Y'all should join up!!!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thursday's ramblings

Eating pickles and talking to Mom on the phone. She's at Family Video trying to get a movie Andrew would like.

Options so far:

-Mickey (its about a boy and his dad who play baseball and have to run from the IRS)

-The Happiest Millionaire.

And a few others I don't remember. :)

Andrew is doing fine so far. I just hope I fare as well as he has. *double gulp* I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE surgeries. Ugh.

Oh and today, I've been surfing the many Narnia fansites saving pictures for my story. So much fun!!!! hehehe



My twin brother just went into surgery a few minutes ago to get his wisdom teeth pulled out. I get mine pulled *gulp* TOMORROW!!!!!!!! I am terrified. I LOATHE surgeries with all my heart. So a few prayers both for Andrew, and for me, tomorrow, would be much APPRECIATED! Thank you.