Showing posts from March, 2017

Farewell March

I typically hate March.  I don't know why, but it always seems drab compared to the other months.  Maybe it's the rain, or if you live in a cold place, the snow that just won't melt.  It might be the fact all of the holidays seem over, Christmas, New Years, my birthday (very much a holiday ;P).  At the beginning of the month I decided I wanted to make a change.  March doesn't have to be boring.  Life is what you make it, and I was going to make it wonderful.

Honestly, this has been the best March I can remember.  It went by very quickly, which seems to be a reoccurring theme lately.  The weather was warm most of the month and  all our trees budded and bloomed.  I still have some amazing pictures, like the one below. I will definitely go into next March with more enthusiasm.

I have been a good little bookworm this month.  I read seven whole books!  I'm going to try to read fifty books this year.  Definitely an attainable goal.  But before I give any input on th…

The Simple

Sometimes I get so caught up in everything.  The good, the bad the in-between-just all of it.  I have fun, loads of it.  But then when things settle down to normal, life seems bleh.  I become discontent.  I start looking on Pinterest more, which leads to subconsciously comparing my life to the picture perfect photographs.  Then, wow, just look at that sunset!  And the smell of the dirt, the taste of that popsicle, the air conditioner blowing on your face, clean water, sunshine, a good book, a new recipe, music.  There is so much to be thankful for.  I'm serious.   Just look around!

In today's culture we are so busy doing, doing, doing.  We think we have to be busy to be happy.  Not true.  Happiness is a choice.  You can choose to be discontent, or you can look at the small person sitting next to you and think wow, I'm so glad she's my sister. Life is really awesome guys.  Enjoy it!  The only thing you need is your heart and mind.  It takes nothing from you.

Sometimes …

My Rehearsal Must-Haves

First of all, hello there!
Secondly, today is our first off book rehearsal!  I don't really have all my lines...  But I've got this, right?  I hope.  Maybe?  Sorry, enough rambeling, on with the post!
Rehearsals mean early mornings, and late nights.  Hours of practice and lots of hard work.  But it is beyond worth it.  There are a million memories I wish I could relive over and over.  New friends, seeing everyone in costume, reading the script for the first time, just everything!  You seriously never know what might happen.  I mean, it is theatre after all. 

It's important to have everything that might be necessary.  So here are the five things I always try to bring to rehearsals.

My rehearsal must-haves:

1. My script-this should be pretty obvious though.

2. Water-gotta stay hydrated!

3. Something to eat-my go-to snack is an orange.  So easy and healthy.

                                  {Photo via Pinterest}

4. Tea-okay this isn't essential, but it's very nice to hav…

A Tour of my Bullet Journal

Life can be crazy.  Sometimes you see it coming, and other times it just sucks you in like a ocean current.  Whatever the case is, it is hard to stay on top of things.

When I saw a bullet journal for the first time a few months ago, I fell in love with the idea.  It was all so pretty, perfect and precise.  I wanted to start one, but then I thought of the time a tried using a planner...  It didn't turn out well.  The problem was, I forgot about it within a week.  After recalling the experience I decided that it wasn't quite right for me.  After all, I'm not a very organized orderly person all the time like Lolly (she isn't actually all that organized anymore-she's too busy).

Last month my friend gave me an adorable notebook for my birthday.  I loved it right away.  But I wasn't sure what to do with it.  I already had a journal that I kept and a notebook that I wrote general lists observations, etc.  But then I though, hey, what about a bullet journal?

I finally…

My Very Own Craft Space

Have you ever looked at a magazine and wished your bedroom could look that amazing?  Or seen a photo of a gorgeously organized closet?  I do it all the time, except with craft spaces, instead.  They are just so pretty!  I've wanted a crafting area of my own for some time now, but our little apartment didn't seem to have room.  I was trying and trying to figure out a way to get a craft desk or something, to no avail.  The other day I was kind of frustrated that I didn't have the space.  I started writing in my journal about exactly the way I would want it (if I had one), when I realized there was the perfect spot right in our house.  It's sort of like a built in desk right in between a closet and a bathroom.  Plus there's a little window for light.

It would be the perfect spot just so long as my Mom was okay with me using it.  And she was!  All I had to do was find a place for all of the clutter and I was mine.  
I've been decorating my little space for the past …

A Rather Late February Post

          This is my wallpaper right now and it literally makes me smile every time I see it.  

Oh my goodness, February flew by, didn't it?  A lot of awesome things happened, such as, turning fourteen, the first rehearsals for Peter Pan & Wendy plus lots of other fun events, but still, it seemed so short!

This post was inspired by Grace Ann's at Totally Graced and Katie Grace's at A Writer's Faith.  Both of them did the coolest February wrap up posts..   You should totally check out their blogs.

I seriously haven't read a single book this month.  I'm terribly ashamed of myself.

I've started reading The Phantom Tollbooth, it's really interesting and makes you see things in a different way.  I'm not really quite sure what i think about it yet.

I need to go to the library!!!  I have the longest 'to read' list and I'm also trying to make a list of every book I've ever read.  So far it's two and a half pages long, but I know…