Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cannot Wait....

Next week today.
I will be in Chicago. I am so excited right now! :)

I went to MOA with my friend Hanna on Monday and bought some new outfits. Just kind of a random happening that put me in a good mood. My Mum and sister are moving onto a lake so, I am hoping to get some pretty sweet pictures while I am there. We stepped into JCrew even though it is way out of my budget and I found this dress: http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/dresses/Day/PRDOVR~84429/84429.jsp
Gah. So expensive, but so nice.

And I shall leave you with some more pictures from my picture day with my friends:

 My tripod worked actually pretty well for the all three of us shots. Especially since i chose to use it from so far a way. 

I've been working pretty hard at finishing my canvas projects. I have done three. And I have 7 more drying as we speak. Tomorrow in between my busy schedule I just have to find time to get the paper off! :)

Stay Beautiful.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Adventures

A few days ago (Saturday to be exact), my friends, Mandy and Hanna and I decided to go on a little adventure. We have a major problem. We ALWAYS go shopping together. It doesn't matter where-craft stores, fabric stores, clothing stores. And even when we say we won't buy anything we always end up spending tons of money. I'm the worst. Hanna wanted to buy some fabric from Joann's and I wanted to buy some supplies from Michael's so I could make this: http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/10/make-your-own-canvas-portrait.html

I went there expecting to spend maybe $40, but I went home having spent $120. $40 at Michael's. $40 from Bath and Body Works. And $40 on movies at Walmart (They were having those bargain $5 dvd sales. I couldn't pass it up).

It was good day though.
After shopping I suggested we have a picture day. I just bought a FinePix S4200 with my family after graduation.(I got $500 and a laptop for graduation! Did I tell you that?). Thankfully, the sun doesn't set until 8:30!

It was fun. It was kind of a windy so finding a place to take pictures was difficult, but Mandy suggested this rock/limestone wall she once saw on the outskirts of town. We were pretty sure someone owned the land because there was some construction stuff there and it looked like people had been shooting some scraps of wood, but there were no NO TRESPASSING signs so we decided to stay. I know smart, right? Anyway, I was pretty happy with my camera. It isn't super expensive ($179), but it worked well for me.

There were like 181 pictures by the end of the day so I will probably put my favorites up in the next week.
Here are a few ones that I took:

Stay Beautiful

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Graduation and Family

I graduated from high school on June 3rd. And I had college orientation last week. It still feels so surreal! I just don't really know what I am supposed to do with myself now. I know that I am done with that chapter of my life, but it doesn't feel real for me.
It's really nice to be done, but really scary to be beginning a new life for myself.
Graduation day wasn't really anything special. I really just wanted it to be over with as soon as possible. I did however, get some pretty cute pictures. :) And I planned out that we would take family pictures as well. It was a nice weekend. I'm glad I got to see my family. :)

Every time my family is all together (which is hardly ever) my mum likes to take family pictures. One year it was Christmas themed (this was when we all lived together. One year it was black clothes (I lived with my mum and sister-elementary school). And one year it was white (I still lived with my mum and sister-high school). Well, it had been two years since I last saw my brother. The last time he came out to see me was the last time we took our family pictures. I also was in Fiddler on the Roof as a man and I had an awesome beard. So, Jordan and I spent the last two years telling my Mum that we were going to do family pictures with mustaches as our theme for our next family pictures! And we finally convinced her. :)
I wore my graduation dress for the pictures and they actually all turned out quite nice.

My sisters. <3

Oh. Life is good. I was a little stressed because I had to move everything out of the place I was living and into another friends house, but I did it. And now I am just happy. :)

Stay Beautiful.