Sunday, January 30, 2011

thumb rings... take 'em or leave 'em!

Hey everyone!
Personally, I love the look of thumb rings. I'm actually wearing one right now on my right thumb. So yep. :) But whaddya think?? Would you/do you wear thumb rings? Please leave comments! Thanks. ttul
Love, Manda <3

Thursday, January 27, 2011

What I did today

Since my friend Kendra suggested I post on what I did today, here it is! Hope y'all don't fall asleep on me, but I won't blame you if you do!! LOL

Woke up sometime this morning, don't know when, had breakfast, which was a piece of toast. I rarely eat breakfast. Then, the fam had family devos, I fell asleep on the couch with my dog Jingles while Mom talked on the phone. My grandpa called her right as I was about to pray, so I just dozed for a bit while Mom talked. hehe
Then, worked on school school school school and more school, and a bit of my story "A New Song", which I am totally pumped about!!!, then while Mom and Lis went vending, I worked more on school, ate some popcorn of my brothers (shhh.... he doesn't know!!!) and then went on here. So yeps. That's my day! Oh, later tonight, us kids and Mom are gonna go to our local ice rink and walk, get some exercise, that sorta thing. Its quite fun, actually, 'specially when there are ice skaters on the ice.
The first time we went this week, at the end, there was this huge class of little skaters on the ice, and they were so cute! It was fun to watch them. One girl was really good... she did a jump, but I missed seeing it. Anyways, hope this isn't too boring. I feel quite bored right now... so hopefully you aren't snoring by now!!! ;)

Not sure what to post about tomorrow..... I need to get my pix of my last two Sunday outfits on here.... will work on that ASAP!!!!Maybe I'll do a post on Shawn Johnson's style soon... IDK, most of her outfits are WAY.TOO.LOW., but I'll see what I think of doing tomorrow! ttul
Manda <3
p.s. PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS!! many thanks

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

profile pic

Yes, I enjoy changing my profile pic to different pictures of Georgie Henley. LOL She IS my favorite actress, and...... y'all know what I look like, so its more fun to have a pic that's not me!!! hehe Sneaky.....
Anyways, gotta run adn work on school so I can watch the Duggars tonight!! ttul

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Recent Love: Navy!

I have fallen in love with navy. I got an awesome cable knit navy blue cardigan for my birthday. Then today, me, Mom, Meg, Lis and my Grandma went shopping at the mall cuz there was a mall-walk or something going on, where like every store has major sales! We headed to Younkers, actually, even tho we rarely shop there regularly. There were a ton of racks out front and stuff, so we headed over to check 'em out! :)
Then: we went inside. Andd..... I found what I'd been wanting for a VERY LONG TIME!

*drum roll please!!!!*



hehe i changed it again to this snowy, more wintry background, so ignore that last post about "flicka" and everything! LOL
gonna try and do my hair in hotsticks today for church... oh so pumped!!! :D

Saturday, January 22, 2011

This new background reminds me of "Flicka". I just wanna jump on the back of a horse and go galloping off into the sunset!!!! :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sick: on my birthday

Yesterday was my 17th birthday, and unfortunatley, I was sick ALL DAY LONG. I got up at 4:00 a.m becuz my stomach felt queasy and I felt nauseas. Well, I woke Mom up, and after that.... well, it wasn't fun! After throwing up four times in the morning, I ended up sleeping on the family room couch for four hours... after watching "LWW" and "Prince Caspian", "Prince Caspian" being watched twice, the second time with Audio Commentary. It was alotta fun, adn by that time I was feeling ok.
Well, then awhile later, I thought I felt like I had a fever, so my temp was taken, and yep! I had a fever of 104.something. So Mom went and bought me some medicine, and thankfully, I kept the medicine down! Praise the Lord!!!
Then we opened presents, I got a necklace, earrings, and two adorable cardigans I had been wanting really bad! Then me and my twin watched "Fireproof" till 11:00, then went to bed, I slept in till 11:00 this morning, then had some toast and water for breakfast, then I was gonna take a shower/bath, but since I was sooo tired, I actually wen back to bed for two more hours! This is the first time really that I've been on the computer in awhile! So ya.....
Homecoming Game tonight, but I'm not going. The fam is tho, so good luck Bethany!! G2G!

Manda <3

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

One more day till my bday!!! Its on Thursday, and I'm gonna be 17! I really can't believe it.... seems like yesterday I was just celebrating my Sweet 16th!! Man, how time flies! Goodness. :) Going to my twin's bball game in a bit. Just got back from MN last night. Kinda tired, but that's life! We had a great time with friends, made some good memories and watched HILARIOUS home movies of when us kids were little. Oh wow! So much fun! Oh, and I have a new love: the Waltons! Ya know, the big family with the million kids who live somewhere in North Carolina or something?!?!?
I dont know much about them, but I fell in love with them the other night! ttul
Manda <3

Monday, January 17, 2011

I have been listening to Southern Gospel music all my life. And it is the bestest, amazingest music ever! The pictures are of my all time fave groups ever: the Cathedrals, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, Mark Trammel Quartet, and the Booth Brothers!!! They are all such great guys, and WONDERFUL role models. :) Gerald Wolfe (Greater Vision) is my all time role model. He is such a man of God, always smiling and lighting up anyplace he goes. I got my pic with him, and it was just soo cool! ttul
Love, Manda

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Memory Lane

Hi all!

Here in Minnesota right now..... chillin at a friend's house, talking and stuff. Stayed up LAAAATTTEEEEE last night playing Catch Phrase with the fam. till like 11:00! I'm tired. :) Helped my "aunt" with the four and five year olds in sunday school at my old church this morning, but missed seeing one of my old friends from Calvary. I'm sad. Also, one of my friend's family wasn't able to come to lunch today, so bummed about that. :(
Boohoo for me..... LOL

Saw alot of ppl I remember from when I was little and we lived in Minnesota. Brought back A TON  of good memories. :) I love seeing how ppl have grown and changed. Its quite interesting. Sorry I'm so boring.... I'm tired right now. hehe

I enjoy going on Facebook and "stalking" ppl, but not in a creepy way. I use my best friend's profile, and its oh so much fun! tee hee hee........

Friday, January 14, 2011

Tim Parton.... resigning!

The title says it all. Tim Parton, amazing amazing amazing piano player for "Legacy Five", has resigned. I'm gonna miss him, becuz I play the piano, and he's such an inspiration for me. But, he's doing what he thinks God wants him to do. No, he's doing what he KNOWS God wants him to do.
The pictures are from the "Jubilee 2!" southern gospel concert in Nashville, TN. It was in October, and me and the fam took my mom's parents along and made it a big vacation! It was soo much fun! Tell me in a comment if you want me to post more about the vacation, even tho it did happen months ago! ttul

Actress Kimberly Williams Paisley


Today's post is about Kimberly Williams-Paisley. She's been in "Father of the Bride 1&2", and "Amish Grace", including many others. I've only seen her in that one TV show, don't know the name, and Father of the Bride and Amish Grace. I love Kimberly! She is just soooo pretty!

Friday mornings when the cousins are here

Hey hey!

Most days, on Fridays, I'm doing school. Buttt..... today, I woke up at nineish something, had monkey bread for breakfast (amazing!!!!), and then finished watching "Little Bear" or something like that, with my cousins. Now, we're watching UP. I'm not a huge fan of this movie, I first saw some of it at Camp Manitoumi last summer (2010), but I thot it was really boring. Well, then my family told me we bought it, and we watched it once I got home. Anddd, wellllll.... I guess its not too bad. My favorite part I think is:

"Good afternoon. My name is Russell. I'm a wilderness explorer. Can I assist you with anything?" and I'm sure you know the rest..... hehe

So yep. I'm going to be doing a post soon about.... well, not really sure. ;)  I know! Kimberly Williams. She's one of my favorite actresses. from "Father of the Bride 1 and 2". Oh and Steve Martin. I L.O.V.E. Father of the Bride! One of my favorite movies EVER. So yep. ttul

Thursday, January 13, 2011


Hey hey!!

Today, my sister Megan did my nails. She painted them an amazing sunshiney bright yellow, and they make me smile!!! And then Meg did her own nails and I think she did a great job on them! I love the colors!!!! If my parents were up for it, I would do crazy colors on my nails, but Dad's not a huge fan of multi-colored nails, but that's ok!!! You don't wanna look gaudy. :) Well, here are some pix, so enjoy! ttul

Love, Manda <3

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What to post about?

SO, what should I post about?? I'm temped to do a post on Anna Popplewell, or maybe Shawn Johnson..... not sure. Or some fashion posts...... or posts about ponies....
So whaddya think? What would you like me to post about? thnx

Whew!!! What a day!

Hi everyone!

Wowsers am I tired. This morning I had to wake up at sixish something to go with my Mom and siblings to get my two little cousins, Kara and Kate. They are here now, and we're watching Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (good movie, btw). We got there fine, and so did Aunt Heather. I bought a large Fry cuz I was hungry (shouldnt have tho, cuz then Mom bought lunch for us all. My bad.) We got back home safe and sound, and also, my grandpa's surgery went well! Praise the Lord. Now we just have to keep praying for my Uncle's surgery tomorrow! Not sure what time, but Mom might know.

Well, I was wondering if you would like me to do some fashion posts. I'm totally obsessed with modest fashion right now, and finding clothing items I want really bad and thinking what I have that would look good with that item. As I said in my last post yesterday? i think it was, my two fave blogs right now are "Modestus Filia" or "the Fashionista" as it is now being called (she's changed the name many times. hehe JK only like twice since i've been following). and Marie Loves, which is an awesome blog. You should check it out!

Also, my friends, for those of you who don't have a blog, YOU REALLY REALLY REALLY NEED TO GET/CREATE ONE! Becuz, I'm telling ya, they're WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY BETTER THAN STUPID FACEBOOK!!! No offense to those of you who have FB. I've just heard enuff bad things about FB to give me nightmares, so ya. But really, y'all need to make blogs, and beocme part of the blogging fam! IT'd be great. Well, ttul
manda <3



Monday, January 10, 2011

Jellybeans, Minnesota, and Writing

Hi all!

Welllll, the latest with me is a new background for FTBM, I changed it tonight. Tomorrow, Mom and me and my siblings head to Rochester to pick up my two little cousins, Kara and Katelyn, and keep them for a week at our house while my uncle (their dad) has a back surgery on Wednesday. My grandpa also has a surgery tomorrow, to hopefully fix his crushed spine. He fell against a vending machine on the way out of his hotel after my cousin's wedding in November. He tripped over some bags he was carrying, or something. PLEASE PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM! If anything goes wrong in the surgery tomorrow, he could become paralyzed for the rest of his life. :(

On a lighter note, I also changed my profile pic to another new pic of Georgie at the VDT premiere. hehe Y'all know what I look like, so I want something different, and she is like one of my favorite actresses!!!!! <3

Right now, I'm in love with cable knit. I saw a navy blue cable knit cardigan at Old Navy, and I wanted to get it SOOOOO BADDD!!!!!!! But I'm glad I didn't, becuz I ended up going out with a friend for lunch today, and if I had gotten the cardigan, I woulda been broke. :) Soooo, I put it on my bday list. (my bday is Jan. 20th, for those of you who might not know.) LOL

Oh ya, one of my absolute favorite blogs is Modestus Filia!!!!
That blog is all about modest fashion, which is a much-need in the world we live in today!!! I love going on her blog becuz I get ideas for outfits alot when I look at what she has to offer. And also, I love Miss Raquel's blog:
She blogs about fashion as well, and comes up with some ADORABLE outfits!!!
Anyhoo, oh yes. I got the inspiration to write a story about a girl who get's saddled (almost literally) with the responsibility of taking care of a fiesty, temperamental young mare named Moonshine. I've been having not the best of luck, or fortune, with writing lately. I get inspiration lately, like alot! I write scenes in my head, (hehe like from "Flicka"????) then when I go to write them down, all of it either just vanishes like, poof!, or it totally does not turn out the way it did in my head. GRRRRR Sooo frustrating!!!!!! As you can imagine. Well, ttul



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Hey all!

Polka Dot over at "Life's Too Short Not to Wear Red Shoes" is having a giveaway!!! Go on over and take a look!

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Eating a very delicious Snickers bar..... just got back home from shopping with Mom at the mall. Had a gift card to Bath and Body Works (one of my fave stores) and got some conditioner, and two body sprays: Black Amethyst, and Twisted Peppermint. Soooo delish!!! hehe

Going to church soon, then heading to Burger King to catch up with some friends! Can't wait. :)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

my beret hat

Hi! So my friend Rose made me this awesome beret hat for Christmas. She gave it to me at Andrew's bball game today. Saturday games ARE THE BEST. There's hardly anyone there. So much fun!!! hehe Isn't it cute?!?!?! I think so! i love it.Thank you Rose!!!
Oh btw, the pea coat I'm wearing I got from my Grandma for Christmas. I love it! <3

p.s. you might find this silly, but Georgie Henley's has an adorable beret hat too!!! aweosme  possum....

Friday, January 7, 2011

Behind the Scenes of Narnia!!!

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Ohmygoodness, I absolutley LOOOVE behind the scenes stuff! I stumbled upon this video and fell in love with it! The part where Lucy says, "Wow!" cuz she's all excited made me smile. Please leave comments!!! thnx

Love and hugs,
Manda <3

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mediacom and British ppl...

Hi all!

So this morning was interesting. Our internet was down, so Mom called Mediacom and started talking. Then she looked at me and whispered, "She's British!" I freaked out. :) Then Andrew was like, "Pick up the other phone!" hehe So I did. I then put the phone on SPEAKER and stood by the fire, listening to this lady's AWWWESOME British accent. I was trying sooo hard not to laugh. ;) Well, then my siblings got to being reallly loud, so I ran to my room, locked the door so they couldn't come in and bother me (i know, i'm soo nice) and stood by my door listening. She said she was from Florida, but that she had been born in London, England.... and I was like, "Why in the world would you move from ENGLAND to FLORIDA?!!?!?!?!"
But ya, so that was the exciting event that happened this morning. Now in an hour or so, we're going to the library and then possibly off to Young Arena to get some excercise. (pssttt, Y.A. is a ice skating rink/place). Well, please leave comments. I'm actually almost done with school already!!! Hip hip hurray!! That hasn't happened yet since school's started! ttul
Manda <3

p.s. what do you think of all the quotes on my side bar on the right??? if you havne't read them, u should!! ttfn

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Hi all!

So, my mom came up with the idea of all us kids picking a country and researching all about it. I thot it sounded like fun, so (becuz my sis picked England) I went with Austria, which I'm excited to learn all about becuz one of my favorite movies "Sound of Music" was filmed/based off of there!! When I get more info about the country, I will tell you all about it!! Toodles!


Monday, January 3, 2011

the 1940's

I have fallen in love with children's outfits from the 1940's. Today my sister was going to throw away these stacks of books, and I was like, "No! Not before I get to see what you're throwing away!!!" Well, I got sidetracked becuz I started flipping thru the "American Girl: Molly" books (hey, don't judge me, ok?) Well, I read both books we have, they were quite good, thank you, and I fell in love with Molly's outfits, and her friend's outfits. Too cute! I specially love British children's outfits from the 40's.
I dunno, there's something about the clothing and stuff that I like. I think half the reason I love LWW so much is becuz Susan's England-before-Narnia outfits are so, well, 40's. AND, British! hehe

p.s. yes i know they are all Narnia pix.. :D

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Most girls, specially teen girls, are into fashion, and prolly always will be! (me included.) But these days, its hard to find and dress modestly. I loathe immdoesty, absolutley loathe it! And it drives me bananas when girls dress immodestly on purpose! I can't stand that! that's why layering comes to the rescue! Besides, layers are soo cute, and there are soo many different ways to layer clothing and make it modest and adorable!

I just recently found out about an actress, who just happens to be a Christian, who just happens to do her best to dress modestly. Her name is Alyson Stoner, and even though I've found some pix of her with too short shorts, or sometimes low tops, I think she really does care about being modest. Here are some pix I found of her, and also some other cute outfits!!! Enjoy, and plz  leave comments!