Saturday, January 08, 2011

Never Alone

I don't know if any of you have ever checked out Never Alone, but it's online devotionals by teens, for teens that I do blog design, and write for.

If you haven't, I really suggest that you go over and check it out!

My poem, Never was published last week, and tomorrow, a new little article/devotional that I wrote recently is being published!

Here's a preview of tomorrow's post:

Hebrews 10:24 KJV
“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works”

Hope you all go and check it out!

Thank you to all of the bloggers who left lovely comments on my FFW posts, they did not go unnoticed!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Feminine Fashion Week: Day 7

Yes, readers, sorry about swamping your bloggie home-pages with so many of my catch-up posts today! Don't worry though...last one!

Once again, another once-a-dress. haha
This one was about...knee length if I remember correctly.

The difference between this and some of my other, worse-for-wear-looking-second-hand-clothes, this is the very beginning

the front, bottom:

While it may appear this dress was attacked by some wild animal, it was in fact merely attacked by me...with a pocket knife...
the back, bottom:

I rather liked the dress...just never wore it as a dress...and so, for the first time, the idea of ripping and knotting came to me.
left, bottom: didn't used to look so lopsided...I should fix that before summer rolls around and I really wear it!

Feminine Fashion Week: Day 6 {catch up}

Comfort was key for this outfit.

What can I was Thursday, that day of the week that, for me, is kind of just an in-between day. Its not the middle of the week/day the books come in at the library like Wednesday, but not the TGIF/last day of the week that is known as Friday.

I got the hoodie when I was at camp a couple years ago (2009). It was definitely a special year of camp as I met my best friend Lauren.
The proceeds for this hoodie went to Project Eliminate, to eliminate so many (sadly I can't remember the number)missionary needs, in so many years (once again my lacking memory cannot remember when they wanted to have so many eliminated by!.
Now, I'm sure some of you are probably wondering at that one.
You see, its to basically make it so that there is no longer a need for missionaries in the community they were sent in to. Which means, helping the community reach self-sustainability, and have their own church and local missionaries.
Cool, huh?

Feminine Fashion Week: Day 5 {catch up}

This outfit is definitely tied with my outfit for Day 3 because I love wearing this shade of blue.

Feminine Fashion Week: Day 3 {catch up}

I think my outfit for Day 3 is my favorite! (Though it is kind of tied with day 5's!)

This shirt was originally a dress.
But me, being a person who well...I just don't really wear dresses. Skirts? Yes...dresses?

But, I did love this dress and was talked into purchasing it by some of my friends (though I must confess, it didn't take much convincing!)

Because I had it for a few weeks without wearing it, I decided it needed altered, but definitely not ripped up.

So, I cut the bottom shorter (at a bit of a slant), slitted the side (just a couple inches) put a cute little button at the top and hemmed the bottom.

I love the cinched top!

Feminine Fashion Week: Day 1 {catch up}

What I'm Wearing:

Red Sweater:The Silk Collection [given to me]
Green Striped Shirt: Express [given to me]

This sweater was given to me a few months ago, and I happen to love it.
While I'm not usually a sweater person, this is a fantastic fabric that while warm, is kind of coarse, but in a soft way (oxymoron, I know) without being itcy. I love it!

The green striped shirt (also given to is such a good price!) I only wear layered (its actually very much too short), but it has these fantastic slightly belled sleeves.

I originally put this outfit together as a more Christmasy outfit...thus the green and red.

Live it Up


And since it is finally the lovely Friday...that day of the week when school stops for a couple days and there are sighs of relief all around, Live it Up by Group1Crew is my designated, official Friday song.


what's your favorite thing about Friday?

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Headphones, Speakers and Crocheting

I've made a couple of things of interest in the past couple days.

On Monday I finished covering the cord for my headphones with crochet thread...and yes, actually I did crochet it! If anyone is interested, maybe I can make a tutorial video sometime.

Something I have seen and have really liked is where people have crocheted around their headphone cords.
Now, some of you may wonder, why on earth would someone do that? haha
Well, I personally did it because, while giving your headphones a unique flair, it also gives just enough bit of slight weight to your headphone cord that they don't knot up (I hate that, don't you?) and they wind up rather nicely.
I didn't actually have directions or now how to do it, so I just figured it out as I went, and I really do like the results!

These are Altec Lansing Muzx® Core - MZX206 Headphones Which, while it took me a while to get used to (seeing as I usually prefer SkullCandy's Lowrider headphones which sit on my ears and don't do in) these are excellant headphones that for their small size, give off great sound.

Its one of the reasons why I do love Altec Lansing speakers, I had a speaker dock for my Zune that I got from Altec Lansing and the true proportion of the sound that came out of those speakers was a wow. Little speakers, big sound.

When I ordered the speaker dock I have now (for my iPod Touch), not only was the speaker dock on sale, but I also received the headphones for free. ^_^ A deal? I think yes.

At this point, I would like to note, I have not been payed or endorsed in any way to review nor promote Altec Lansing, SkullCandy, or any of their products. This is merely my opinion on the merchandise.

I ordered the inMotion® Compact - IMT320 and wasn't let down.

Not only had I received free headphones, but the true portability of these speakers is fantastic, perfect for my use considering I take my music everywhere I go.

You see, the little stand the speakers are propped up with, is actually a flap that covers the speakers and the dock for portable awesomeness.

And did I mention the BIG sound little speakers thing?

The only downside to this speaker dock, no remote.
Of course if I had wanted a remote, that would've been much more money...which I didn't quite have and didn't quite wish to spend at that time.

One more quick creation of interest before I go, I also crocheted a rather versatile necklace with some semi-precious stone beads my grandma send me for Christmas.

I really like how it turned out...its long so I can wear it SO many different ways!

And now I shall leave you all to your evenings...

Have you checked out my Etsy Shop? Theres some really cool stuff up, (though not all made by me, some by my family) and hopefully more coming soon!

Feminine Fashion Week: Day 4 {catch up}

Well, well, well...

Winter vacation has come to a close.

Its rather sad really...I liked the "break"...even if it wasn't so much of a break for me!

Because I've been behind on Spanish I still had to do that throughout break, but it was still rather less stress than normally!

Now its back to school...which has been less stressful than previously because I've been working on really scheduling exactly what and how much I'm doing far, so good.

Today is Yesterday wasthe fourth day in Natasha's Feminine Fashion Week!

So here are some more examples of my shoddy living-being picture skillz ;-)

 And can't see my head nor the top of my shirt *facedesk* utter fail. 

What I'm Wearing:

NOTW Midrise Relaxed Jeans

Shoes: Keen Clogs[given to me]

Black and Blue Bracelet: TWLOHA

 I did however get this...a rather good detail shot of the top of my shirt and jewelry. 
I've always liked this shirt, because its a nice material that I enjoy wearing year-round, and it has the perfect hood its comfy, its big and it frames my face fantastically.

Over the years of course, this shirt has worn out, stretched out and been altered. Because it was too big and stretching to even larger sizes that it was awkward to wear, I cut the sides,and knotted them back together. Also, it was longsleeved at one time, but due to holes and the fact that the sleeves weren't quite long enough ripped up and I was wearing it more in summer, they got cut off. Not to mention the lovely button v-neck that just makes the hood work. 


Disciple Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Pendant

Green and White Jade Rings Necklace [made by me]

Orange Wire Wrapped Cross [gift]


my Pirates of the Caribbean inspired earrings!

These are some of my all-time favorite earring creations!
Here are some slightly better previous pics:

And I do know I'm behind...this post is for yesterday, but I have been wearing the things I am going to enter on the days...I just have to get pictures taken before Friday!
My biggest problem is that I start to run out of light and I like the majority of my lighting to be natural.

And that concludes my entry for Feminine Fashion Week Day 4!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Feminine Fashion Week: Day 2

Yesterday, I was not only swamped with Spanish but I totally forgot to post about Feminine Fashion Week over at Natasha's blog!

So here, is my day 2 post.

Yes...I do realize that my head is cut off in all of them...that happened due to the fact that I took these myself and thats really the best I can do...yes...once again more proof of my shoddy living-person photography skillz. [yes, skillz ;-) ]

What I'm Wearing:

NOTW Midrise Relaxed Jeans

Shoes: Keen Clogs[given to me]

Blue Layering tank: Target

Purple Self-Esteem Long Sleeve Layering Shirt [given to me]

Ripped Tan Shirt [given to me]

Black and Blue Bracelet: TWLOHA

The tan shirt, was once a polo, but I don't like polo's so I er...altered it so that I liked it and it was more interesting...thus its thrashed appearance...

Not pictured:

My pink flower earrings that I got from GoodWill. Originally, they were on the the end of a pair of REALLY long earrings that consisted of a few silver hoops with the large pink flowers on the ends. Totally vintage, I loved. And for $0.25 who wouldn't? And since they were so long, I made the flowers and the hoops into separate pairs.


Disciple Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Pendant

Green and White Jade Rings Necklace [made by me]

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