Monday, October 31, 2011

"Brothers & Sisters"

 You guys, I think I've found a new favorite group - of course, they come after the Booth Brothers. And who are they??


Here's a link to them singing 'Brothers & Sisters' with my all time fave group the Booth Brothers!!!! :) Check it out. They're AWESOME!!!!!! :D

If you do listen to it, leave a comment and your thoughts!!! I'm curious to hear what you guys think. :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

my afternoon

I'm loving me some Green Peach Tea (yum!!)

Going through My Pictures and deleting a hundred + pics to make room for more. ;)

Every so often I'm peeking at the Vikings game playing. GO MINNESOTA!!!!

Tumbling on tumblr - A LOT. What can I say? I'm obsessed.

 Sooooo happy that 'Absolutley Anna' is back up and running!!! There happen to be a few pix of Anna with her co-stars from 'Passengers'.   is the link for you curious peeps.

About to go and work on the 20 notecards due Tuesday for science fair. Oh joy! Never had so much fun!!! ;P

Andddd.... I think that's it. Sorry for this slightly *ahem BORING ahem* post. Nothing big really goes on in my life. LOL



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

my day

dontcha just love hugs? i love recieving and giving them. :) not much homework tonight. halleluiah!!!! the fam was coming home from school a few mins ago, and this police car sped past us, heading in the direction of our house. so, we're like, ''Mom, follow him!" So we did. Ends up this guy right behind our house got arrested.... and there were FOUR police cars there!!!!!! Very exciting, I must say, but a I bit nerve-wracking, too. :/ So ya. Not much else to tell. Hope your Tuesday went well. ta ta!


reading: "Every Now and Then" by Karen Kingsbury. Her books are the bestest ever!!!! 

Verse for Today!

James 1:2-3

"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience."

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Kendi Skeen...


You are my fashion icon, and a great person. xo


Friday, October 21, 2011

Me and my friends!!!!

So, tonight, the H.S. band and choir had to man the cakewalk at school for the music department, as a fundraiser. Me and a friend were the ticket takers for the cakewalk. It was fun, but absolutely HECTIC!!! :) The band played the music for the cakewalk, and then after the fundraiser, me, Nat, Em, and Felicia all went to the guy's soccer game behind the school. Here are a few pictures. (a heads up: my camera's not like a pro photog's camera or anything. its just a Fujifilm point and shoot, but I love it, and it serves my needs. :) So there.)

Me, Nat, and Felicia at the game. Em ditched us to go sit with Sierra, who's got an AMAZING camera!! :) Felicia is dressed the way she is because it was somewhat of a dress up night, ya know for Halloween? Ya. But I didn't do anything. Of course!!!! haha

  Me and Nat. <3
Oooh ooh oooh!!!!! Y'all see the pink feather in my hair???? Yup, I got one!!!!! My Inde. Living teacher ordered three packs off of Etsy, from this lady in China, and we got them last Friday! A girl in my class put it in for me. Ya know those things cost $25 to put in your hair - when you can get an experience friend to help you and it takes like five minutes?!?!??!! Ya, crazy, I know!!! lol

Oh, and here are three pix from Nerd Night a few weeks ago. :)

Me and Nat, again.

Me, Nat, and Rachael.

Ok. I look very, um.... weird here. hehehe

The End!!!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

so jealous

my best friend's mom was at Mackinaw Island yesterday, and guess who she got to see????


i am soooooo oober jealous. and kelsey and kyle were there, too. *tears* i wanna meet them soooo bad!!!!

anyhoo, must hit the books.... have so-ooo much homework! curse school. jk.


Monday, October 17, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Booth Brothers Concert!!!!

okay, so last night (Fri.) me and the fam went to a church for a Booth Brothers concert - our first. I loved every amazing minute of it! These guys are the best, and I love them to death! They are my role models, as well. I will get pix on here ASAP.... I got my pic with all three of 'em, but they're on Mom's camera, which has issues with downloading..... so I promise, I will hurry to the best of my ability!!!!  here are a few pix of me with them a year ago at the Jubilee Concert in Nashville. :)

Me and Jim Brady!!!

Here they are!!!! The best southern gospel trio E.V.E.R.

Me and Michael Booth!!!

Me and Ronnie Booth!!!

Seriously y'all, if any of you are interested in learning more about southern gospel, then let me know! Cause I can tell you SO MUCH about it - I have grown up with it my whole life. :) And besides, you're truly missing out if you're not a SG fan. Because ITS THE BEST!!!!!!!! Yes yes yes. :D

this is their newest album out, 'Let It Be Known'.


exciting news

that has nothing to do with me. okay, so, for those of you who know me well, you know i am a HUGE HUGE HUGE fan of Karen Kingsbury. well, HER DAUGHTER JUST GOT ENGAGED YESTERDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kelsey's her name, and she's engaged to Kyle Kupecky, who's from the Christian band 'Anthem Lights'. I found out on Kelsey's twitter. I was soooooo shocked!!!! You can find the video of the proposal on Karen Kingsbury | Facebook.

(this pic is not mine, obviously, but it came from Karen's FB.)

if you're wondering why she looks so familiar, its prolly becuz you've seen Kelsey on the cover of 'Leaving', and soon to be 'Longing', and 'Loving'. Cody Coleman was on the front cover of 'Learning', the 2nd book in the 'Bailey Flanigan Series'. :D

Manda <3

edit: here's an even sweeter picture. :)

Friday, October 14, 2011

okay, well, here goes.

i made another tumblr. i couldn't help myself! tumblr is addicting, and it was driving me bananas not being able to reblog and heart stuff. So my new one is called 'Saved By Grace', and the address is:

So ya.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Well, I deleted my tumblr!

Yes, you read right. I deleted 'Live.Laugh.Love.' because it was becoming a waste of time, and I was/have not been spending enuff time with Jesus, the One who really deserves my attention and praise. Man, I think I have the BEST youth pastor in the WORLD. I wish everyone of you could listen to at least ONE of his sermons. They are the best, and so convicting. :) Which is definitely what I need!!!!!

A little, er, well, BIG blessing today: I have gotten a mentor/accountability partner!!! She is actually my choir teacher from school... young, newly married, and her husband plays the piano for church. I'm super excited about this, and the upcoming coffee breaks, too. ;) LOL She seems to have an awesome relationship with Jesus, and I'm so excited for what the future holds there.

Another thing: I would like to apologize for my lack of spiritual/inspirational type posts on here. I love all the wonderful, encouraging type of posts that Kendra Lynne, and Hannah do alot. I have not done my best in that area, and I'm sorry. I would really like to do better!!!! :D Also, why I'm apologizing, I'm really sorry for all the times I've promised pictures/videos whatnot, and have not gotten around to posting them. I feel very bad about this, so please forgive me. I will see what I can do to fix that ASAP.

Well, I think that's all!!!

Keep your chin up, and remember God loves you, and so do I!!!

xoxo | Manda <3

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

a must read: the 'HUNGER GAMES'

yes. i have finished the first two books, and the ending of 'Catching Fire' about drove me mad!!! Now I must run to the library before Alex gets the 3rd one. Wait..... he only just started 'Catching Fire' recently. Never mind. :)

Oh, btw, they are making these amazing books into movies, as well!!!!! :)

Katniss Everdeen :)

"The Class Project" News!!!

Here are some screencaps of GG in an on-set interview for the 'Class Project'. I am actually SO EXCITED about this! As long as its fairly clean, I am so tempted to watch it once it comes out. But I doubt my parents would approve. *tears*. Just because of the murder and whatnot, if the rest is clean. You get my drift, jellybean???
ANYWAYS!!! On to the pictures. :)

So there you go!!!! She certainly looks different, but I like it.... cuz its somethin different, ya know? I know she wouldn't wear so much makeup for like Public Appearances and such. OH! I can't believe I forgot to post this. Here's one more pic of GG, closer up. :) hehehe

p.s. you can find the video/interview at 'Georgie Central' AKA


EDIT: for those of you who don't know, the 'Class Project' is Georgie's new film. They filmed in Canada, along with Abbie Breslin, as Georgie's older sis. You can find info on this new film on 'Georgie Central', IMDB, or Facebook | the Class Project. :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

my life lately

i have decided that as soon as possible, i'm getting a job, so that i can get an iPhone like my dad's, because they are a blast. And just plain awesome!!!!!!!!!! there. that's a good reason, dontcha think???? yep.

also, today me, mom, and andrew went leaf collecting for like, three hours. fun fun fun! we saw about 30 photogs, and about 4 weddings. so much fun! i love weddings. also, i have been working on a bunch of projects lately, so that's why i haven't been blogging all that much. plus, not much has been going on. so ya..... well, to end this quite BORING post, here are a few pictures.

song stuck in my head: "Down to the River to Pray".

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Who Loves AnnaSophia?!?!?!!

Me. The End.

is this something you dig?

kinda reminds of kendie's outfit for today:

ok p.s. i take that back. it reminds me more of this outfit:

she's one of my fashion icons, jus' sayin. :)


Saturday, October 1, 2011

High School Football Game

Last night, me, my brothers, and parents went to my brother's school's football game. It was freezing, and rainy, but an awesome experience!!!! I loved the whole atmosphere, and pix are going to come later. I'm busy with projects and stuff, so..... tootles!!