Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Its Been A Year....

Since the 'Voyage of the Dawn Treader' Royal London premiere in Leister Square. I'm so sad!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

StyleMint: What's Your Style?

all you have to do is click on the image of the option you like best, and it should go to the next vid......

EDIT:    Okay, just kidding! Just click on the video and it will take you to YouTube, where you can take the quiz!! Its quite fun - I did it and ended up with classic. :) 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Fashion Icon {Street Style}: Taylor Swift

I have decided to do a series on fashion. The series will be street styles of celebs that catch my eye. Today, I'll start with Taylor Swift, one of my top icons in fashion. Here are just a few pictures that show her girly/romantic/classic style.

When I first saw pictures of kitten heels, I wasn't sure I liked them. But they're slowly growing on me!!! Very vintage, indeed. :)
The shoes match perfectly with the teal flecks in the dress. Very nice.

Riding boots are on my Christmas wish list for sure!!!! They go with practically everything!

I love the boots!!! 

I love the cute playfulness of the panda bear shirt paired with the mini ruffly skirt!

And throwing in this picture because she looks gorgeous here! :)

Are you a fan of Taylor? 

Is your style like hers???

this is gonna be really quick cuz i'm supposed to be writing a paper....

my thanksgiving break was great! we visited my grandparents in IL, then got back last night. i took a lot of pictures, and hopefully i can get some of the pix my g'parents took, as well. :) well, have to go before mom catches me!! hehe


Monday, November 21, 2011

the "Hunger Games" trailer!!!!!!!!!!!!

A friend told me that the 'HG' trailer had come out, and so I got all excited and wanted to share it with you!! How many are 'Hunger Games' fans? If you haven't read the books - GO.NOW. I will warn you that there are a few unncessary parts, like um, *awkard, squirm-in-your-seat-type-of-parts* but other than that, THEY.ARE.AMAZING. I am sooooo stoked for this! My friends and I plan to go to the cinema and watch it once it comes out. March feels like a million years away!!! :/
Anyways, on to the trailer! :)

What do ya think? Sound awesome?!?!! I betcha you guys aren't HALF as excited as I am!! lol


"I'm Gonna Make It Through" by Sisters

Seriously one of my favorite songs by them so far! From L-R: Heather, Valerie, and Kim. Enjoy!!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Bethany Hamilton 'I Am Second' contin.

OH MY WORD IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


p.s. ENJOY!



Making pumpkin cookies...

Wearing my hair in a chignon...
Doing homework...

And *kinda* watching football...

Go Adrian, Go Adrian!!! :D

the end.

bethany hamilton 'i am second'

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this was so encouraging! and i hope this works!! :)


and marie, this didn't work! what do you mean by googling it???? :/ HELP! *please*

Saturday, November 19, 2011

10 Things I'm Thankful For

1. Jesus. Without Him, seriously, I would be nothing. My life would be a complete wreck. And even tho I struggle a lot with keeping my focus on Him, and putting Him first in my life, I know He loves me, and when I mess up, I know He forgives me if I ask Him.

2. Family. I love them, even if I fight wayyy too much with them on stupid, silly things, they are my best friends.

3. My friends. I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4. Ohio. This is a great state to live in, and even tho I miss Iowa A LOT, and I occasionally feel nostalgia for my old school/church, I'm really glad God brought my fam to Ohio. I've made new friends, and I'm completely settled in. 

5. Weather. Seriously, if we didn't have seasons, life would be soooo boring!!! Fall is my favorite sort of weather, cuz you get to bundle up in cute sweaters and boots and carry around Starbucks coffee and feel like a celeb. Its great. ;)

6. Internet. I would be dead. 'Nuff said.

7. My gift to write. Even tho lately I've barley anything for my story 'A New Song', and sometimes I fight the battle of whether I should continue with it or not, I'm so glad God has given me this talent. I get inspiration from about anything! :)

8. My online friends/followers. You guys rock. I wish I could meet each and every one of you and give you great big hugs, but since that's not exactly a possibility, let's dream up some big blogger party, ok???? With cupcakes. And 'Just Dance.' hehe

9. My health. I feel so bad for the people who struggle with their health daily. I'm so grateful I don't have to worry about going in for another chemo session or something. That would deff be the pits. :/

10. My blog. I love blogging, and I envy the bloggers who are amazing, like Olivia, Kendi, Jocee, and MANY OTHERS. But I do my best, and that's what counts.



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Right Now....

I'm eating lactose-free vanilla ice cream w/ choc. syrup and listening to 'You Made My Day' by Sisters.

and not doing much else. HOW BORING A POST WAS THIS?!?!!? Man.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Authentic People Blog Party!!

{Introduce Yourself}

Hi. I'm Amanda. I live in Ohio, where I swear the nickname should be "City of Very-Rude-People-That-Are-Always-Honking-Their-Horns!" I love living in the big city, but I love country life, too. I'm a fashionista at heart and still trying to find "my style." Each day I try to grow closer to Jesus and let Him become my BFF. :) I love blogging, and I love all of my awesome online friends! 

 {What's the nerdiest/geekiest/weirdest thing about you?}

Ummm, I'm extremely short, and I'm 171/2!  My friend Emily thinks I'm a dwarf.

{If you could live in a fictional universe from any book, movie or television show, what would it be?}

 NARNIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Totally and completely Narnia. Or with the Baxter family in Bloomington, Indiana.

{Little or big, practical or frivolous, what is one of your favorite items in your house?}

My bedroom, and our family room. They are the two places I spend most of my time, when at home. :)

{Do you like animated movies? If so, what is your favorite?}

YES! I am an 'UP' fan, and to be honest, I like the Barbie movies, just because of the music, and the cute clothes. (I know, maybe I should've put THAT for my weirdest thing, ya think??) lol

{What is your favorite household chore?}
Uhh, sweeping is alright. I really hate doing the dishes, but once I get going, I like playing in the water. I'm such a kid!!!

{What's your favorite thing to get at Starbucks (or your favorite coffee shop)?}
Prolly a cappuchino, or frapp. Anything with lots and lots of whipped cream! :) (a secret: i've never been to Starbucks!!) *Gasp*

{What is your favorite pizza topping?}

sausage! onions! peppers! cheese! even tho i can't have cheese! becuz i'm LI. (lactose intolerant.)

{Waffles or pancakes?}


{Do you like to play games? If so, what is your favorite?}

UNO is fun.

{Have you ever let anyone win a game?}
 maybe, but I don't remember.

{Do you make your bed every morning?}
 pshh, NO! i'm such a bad girl.
{Do you like carpet, tile or hardwood floors?}

 depends on what room it is. carpet for bedrooms, tile for the kitchen, hardwood for dining room, etc.

{Think fast...what's the first song that pops into your head?}

 "I'm Gonna Make It Through" by Sisters


Sunday, November 13, 2011


I know, I know - 3 posts in one day!?!?!?! Don't judge.

Anyways, I wanna take a second and shout out to my latest favorite blog - The Birds Say "I Love You". Makay, the author, is amazing, and her blog is so sweet and she's on a mission for Jesus. Check out her latest blog post - she posted the cutest pictures of her and her boyfriend, Evan! :)

Fall 2011 Trends

Midi Skirts

Penny Loafers

Oversized Pull-Over Sweaters

Midi Skirt
I love how Ashley pulled off this midi skirt, even tho she's really short (like 5'3'')

I love how this trend is in now! I envied the girls on 'Bonanza' who got to wear calf-length, flowy skirts. And now I can, too! :)

love the color of this dress!!!

Penny Loafers

the Olsen twins are seen wearing penny loafers ALL THE TIME. they are so cute, and so very vintage.

Oversized Sweaters

love the sunny yellowness of Ash's sweater!!! :) don't care for the shoes. sorry Ash! :/

and just throwing in this picture of Ash... just because! :)

-What are your favorite fall trends? 
-Would you wear any of them? 
-Do tell in a comment, below! 


1 Peter 3:8-17

This is what I just read in my devos. Guys, we need to always be on our toes, we always need to be ready to tell someone the reason we have joy, the reason we have peace. Its because of Jesus Christ!!

If someone came up to you and asked, "Why are you so happy all the time?" or "There's something different about you - I just can't put my finger on what it is."


Here's the truth: I would prolly get so scared, I wouldn't be able to say anything! To be honest, I don't know all the references to the right verses and stuff. But here's what to say if you don't know anything else: YOUR TESTIMONY. That's something personal and maybe even something they could kind of relate to.

Just some thoughts. HAPPY SUNDAY!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Raise Your Hand If You're A Fan Of...

1 Oversized flannel shirts

2. Autumn colors

3. country music

4. jumping in puddles

5.William Moseley

6. Burberry

7. Anthropology

8. old musicals

9. black&white pictures

10. Saturdays

Friday, November 11, 2011


ok you guys, i shoulda mentioned last night that it was more like frozen rain falling, and not snow. becuz it didn't even cover the ground!!! haha sorry 'bout that.

on another note - ITS THE WEEKEND!!!!!!! Praise Jesus! Thankfully, I don't have that much homework. :) ta ta


I have spent the last few hours listening to these lovely ladies. Really y'all, look 'em up! They're the best. <3

Thursday, November 10, 2011

First Snowfall

ITS SNOWING RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, I know all you Iowans that I miss so much have already gotten snow, and way out East people have gotten the white stuff, but not Ohioans, yet! Until just now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woot woot!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Since I haven't done a Confessions post in a loooong time, I am going to do one now!! But first:

Confession: I freaked out when I heard rumors that Selena Gomez is pregnant. But I'm pretty sure she's not.

Confession: I actually did my devos this morning! Aren't you proud of me? I read about being wonderfully made by God. Psalms 139.

Confession: I keep playing 'Brothers and Sisters' on repeat. AMAZING SONG! :)

Confession: I love the Olsen twin's hair.

Confession: I realllllly hope I can go to the sleepover the girls in my class are planning. There's 18 of us... .should be a blast!!! :)

Confession: I get mad at myself when I go a day without thanking God for just existing and always being there for me.

Confession: I need to do better keeping a short-sin-account.

Confession: I love my followers.

Confession: I think I'm boring some of you....


Confession: I love my friends:

HUGS TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Confession: Okay, I'm done.


Monday, November 7, 2011

My Relationship With Mondays

I hate Mondays. I'm always so tired after a long (but usually fun) weekend without school. Plus, its the start of another week of homework, which if I were to be truly honest, isn't all that bad, but still bleh all the same. :)

So, today, after school, my sis had a Dr.'s appt. at 3:30, so we couldn't go home first. So, I just got home from the Dr.'s after being there for two FREAKING hours!!!!! I hate doctors. They're a waste of my time. Anyways. My attitudes kinda arrrggghhhh, huh??

I'll leave you with this:

My infatuation with the Olsen twins has begun!!! Haha (and no, I don't condone with all they they do/have done, wear/have worn. :)


Saturday, November 5, 2011

My Saturday Plans

I shall be running to school today to pick up the pies I had to sell for choir/band as a fundraiser.

Peanut Butter Cup Pie was an option. Drat! I wish my parents woulda bought that one....

Going to a class party tonight!!!! Super pumped. If I take pictures, I will post them on here. I really need to become bolder and quit the shy act when it comes to taking pics of me and my friends.....

Ummmm.... maybe going shopping? IDK. That idea just popped into my head - and i would LOVE to go!!!! I feel like I'm always stuck either at home or at school, and I rarely get out. THAT'S why I need to learn how to drive!!!! LOL

And now I have to go!!! Have a loverley Saturday my friends!!!

Manda <3

p.s. a few days ago, i realized my birthday is on my school's Homecoming. I'll be 18. HOW COOL IS THAT!?!?!?!?!? They can all celebrate my birthday then. JUST.KIDDIN. :)