Thursday, December 26, 2013

My Merry Christmas

It's been a while since I've last posted. I hope I wasn't keeping you in suspense.

This Christmas was full of laughs, surprises, music and yes, even cries.

I even made my parents tear up when I unwrapped my Canon XTi. It was one of the happiest

moments of my life.

Here are some shots that I captured with it. Enjoy!

Santa's cookies

 The wrapping paper and boxes

Hershey kisses

Ornament (can you see my reflection?)

Angel ornament

My table setting

I think it's (or was) Rudolph

White Christmas tree

The little village


No words

Gingerbread house

Gingerbread house take 2

Gingerbread house door

Our Christmas tree


 Rainbow loom


Please comment and tell me all about your Christmas!


Thursday, September 26, 2013

7 Easy Steps to Healthy Nails

Okay, I don't know about you, but I'm tired of having my nails looking chipped, uneven and just plain nasty? Well, your in luck, because I took the time to write down 7 easy steps to get your nails looking healthy and clean.

Step 1: (If necessary) Polish Removal
If you have any nail polish on your nails, wipe them with a cotton ball soaked in nail polish. This will not only take away the nail polish, but it will also remove any extra oil from your nail. Look for a nail polish remover that is labeled "non-acetone".

Step 2: Trim
Start with clean, dry hands. Use a nail clipper to trim your nails strait across. Be careful not to cut them too short.

Step 3: File
Round the edges of each nail with an emery board and file in one direction. Going back and forth makes your nails more likely to break.

Step 4: Soak
Soak your fingers in a bowl of warm, soapy water to soften your cuticles and loosen any dirt under your nails.

Step 5: Brush
Scrub away any dirt with the nailbrush. Be gentle, the skin under your nails is sensitive.

Step 6: Soften
Rub a dab of hand lotion into your hands. Work a small amount to each cuticle, too. This makes your cuticles less likely to get hangnails.

Step 7: Cuticle Care
Using the cuticle stick, very gently push back each cuticle. Never tear or bite your cuticles! If you have a hangnail or a ragged cuticle, remove it with nail clippers.

I hope these tips work on your nails. Happy cleaning!

Sunday, September 22, 2013


Here are some pictures that I have taken over the past year. Enjoy!


Monday, June 10, 2013

10 Things to do When You're Bored

Here are 10 things to do when you are completely out of fun activates.

1. Paint Your Nails: Make your nails stand out. Use a neon, dark, or even a clear color. It's always fun to make different patterns on your fingers.

2. Read a Book: I know what your thinking, "Books are boring." or "There's nothing left to read." Find a book that you've already read. You don't have to read the entire thing all over again, just scan through it and read your favorite parts. Or you could even find a book at the library that's real fun like a craft book, or a THE GIRL'S HANDBOOK TO FUN or something like that. Books don't have to be boring.

3. Play a Game: It's always fun to just sit around the table and play a game with your family. Whether it's a board game or a card game. You could even make up your own game that you can make up your own rules to.

4. Do a Craft: There are plenty of things that you could transform into your own creation. Turn an old book into a room decoration, or make origami. Find a craft book at the library, or make up your own thingy-mabob that your mom will not want in the house. Maybe you could paint a self-portrait of your sibling and give it to your mom for her birthday. The possibilities are endless when you think of crafts.

5. Fashion Show! Invite your friends over and dress up like crazy models. Pick three or more outfits each, hang up curtains in a doorway, and lay out a carpet. Put some music on (or don't, it really doesn't matter), and make up your own dance as you do your own catwalk down the runway.

6. Put on a Play: Get your sibling(s), write a funny skit, grab some costumes, put up a curtain (for backstage), and put on a play for your family's enjoyment.

7. Do a Photo Shoot: Use a camera, iPod or something that has a camera on it. Set up a cute background in a room that gets a lot of sunlight. Put on different cloths and make up funny poses. After all that, smile for the camera and snap some great photos. When the pictures come out, frame them or keep them and show your kids in the future of how silly you used to be.

8. Write a Letter: Why not write a letter to your pen-pal? Tell him or her how you are, what the weather has been like, and the fun things from this list that you've been doing. If you don't have a pen-pal, write to a friend or family member. You can even add pictures or tiny presents if you want to.

9. Make Something Yummy: If you have a blender, oven, or even a bowl and spoon, why not make or bake something sweet for your family to enjoy? Make a smoothie or milkshake in the blender, cookies or cupcakes in the oven, or a simple fruit salad in the bowl.

10. Go for a Walk: It's always nice to get out of the house for a while and take a gentle walk. Some fresh air is always good for you. Go with your family or friend(s) and just take a simple walk around your neighborhood or local park. Maybe you could bring money and get a treat at a small shop or a gas station.

I could make this list endless, but there is so much that you will want to read so I limited it to 10. I hope that you make use of this list and put some of these fun activates to action. And I hope that you have a fun time doing them!

Saturday, May 25, 2013


One of my best friends (who has her own blog, The Writings of Abby) took this super cool picture of me during one of our photo shoots.

I love you girl!

Friday, April 12, 2013

More Science Homework

Here is another zoo story that I made up about Hugo, our Fiddler Crab. Enjoy!

Zoo Story
Fiddler Crab

   This Is Hugo. Hugo is our male Fiddler Crab here at Zooland. Hugo got his name because he was the biggest one of all his brothers and sisters who hatched. We have had Hugo’s mother since we found her almost dead from a crab fight two years ago. We took her in, and Hugo was the first egg that hatched from her first setting of eggs. And we’ve had him ever since.

  Once, when we brought our first female Fiddler crab in (who wasn’t one of Hugo’s sisters), Hugo started crawling around his habitat, and started “dancing” as we like to call it. It was very entertaining for the visitors to watch. Hugo will often try to pick a fight with some of his brothers, and will also try to break out of the glass of his aquarium (but he can’t do it).

 When we go in to feed Hugo, we always have a little trouble at first because he thinks that we have come to hurt him. He will protect himself by raising his big claw at the zookeeper, and try to attack us so that we won’t touch him. But we always get him under control.

 Male Fiddler Crabs will use their claws to fight with others, or to dig a burrow for him to live in. When a crab is in a fight, it might lose it’s big claw, but it will grow back over time.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

It's Been a Long Time!

Hey readers,

I know that it's been a long time since I've posted on here. But I'm posting now aren't I? Have you guys been enjoying the nice weather that we've had this week? I know I have. We got our trampoline up on Sunday, and went to the (freezing cold) creek yesterday. You might have noticed that I got rid of my old background and replaced it with something that's not Christmas themed.

That's pretty much everything that's going on nowadays so see ya later!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Hey guys, you might be wondering why I haven't posted in so long. I just haven't had the time, or I guess you could say I haven't wanted to have the time to post. I still have a Christmas themed background, how pathetic is that? Well, basketball started up and we have only won two of our games! And we've played like eight or something. That's it, I hope everyone has a great week!