Sep 29, 2014

This Week's Spotify Playlist


Yesterday was Momma's birthday!! Happy birthday Momma!
I haven't done a Spotify post in a while, and I've been listening to some good music.
 

No Flex Zone (Remix) -Karmin 
When I heard the original, I couldn't listen to the whole thing because it was so awful. I couldn't understand what the guy was saying, and he sounded like a ten year old trying to yell and rap at the same time. Ugh. And when I heard Karmin and Watsky's version, I loooooved it. Amy and Watsky's voices and rapping styles are just perfection together. 

Weddings -Jim Gaffigan
This one isn't a song, but I got so excited when I found Jim Gaffigan on Spotify. If you don't know who he is, Google him. He's a comedian, and he's hilarious.

Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High -Arctic Monkeys
No explanation really, I just like this song. 

THISKIDSNOTALRIGHT -AWOLNATION
I like the rhythm in this song. 

Shake It Off (Cover) -Chester See
I'm sure pretty much everyone, everywhere has heard the original Shake It Off. Personally, I'm not a fan of Taylor Swift. I like the original alright, but I like Chester's version better.

Lungs -CHVRCHES
I like the rhythm and the lyrics. 

Rather Be (Feat. Jess Glynne) -Clean Bandit 
This isn't shown in the screenshot (as are the last two songs listed), but it's on the playlist. At first I really didn't like this song, but it's grown on me quite a bit. It kind of had to, because the two radio stations Berkleigh and Blakeleigh listen to play it at least six times a day. And they loooove it. 

Thin Line (Feat. Buffalo Madonna) -Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
This is my favorite song of theirs. I love the lyrics. I woke up today with it playing in my head.

Hideaway -Kiesza
I really like the beats, and her voice is really strong. 

Car Radio -Twenty One Pilots
It's kind of a slow intense song.  

Have any recommendations? Tell me! 
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Sep 21, 2014

A Style Post!

Hiya peoples of the blogosphere! 
I LOOOOOOVE shopping. I just think it's so fun to look at all the styles, especially at the turning of the seasons, like summer to fall. I love seeing the appearance of big, cozy sweaters, and cute patterned leggings and stuff like that. Oh. And riding boots. RIIIIIIIDING BOOOOOTS!! They go with anything! As long as you pick the right color, that is. Also, wedge booties? Total yes. But you CANNOT wear them with bootcut or flare jeans. Nothing that doesn't hug your ankles. Otherwise it just looks like a huge no no. But skinny jeans and leggings? BRING. THEM. ON. Seriously, Pinterest is just fueling my obsession with fall clothing. And Polyvore. Anyways! Last week, Momma took me, Berkleigh and Blakeleigh for a kind of girl's date. It was super fun. We found so many cute things! I got a beautiful blue sweater, a pair of black leggings, and some super awesome patterned leggings. I wore the sweater and patterned leggings with my clogs to Apex and got lots of compliments! But the leggings. Ermagard. SOFTEST PANTS EVER! The whole outfit was just so comfortable. It's definitely something I will wear over and over. But the sweater is super versatile too! I can wear it with jeans and leggings and look awesome! The only con about the sweater is that I have to wear my strapless bra with it. It just didn't look right with my regular bra. The neckline is pretty broad, as you can see here:

So here's the patterned leggings, 
And here are the black leggings! They're so versatile! I can't wait to mix and match different outfits!

Sep 19, 2014

Decisions, Decisions

Hey everyone! I need your help. I'm trying to decide if I should change the blog's header. Here's an idea of what it would look like if I did change it:
I love the one I have now, but I also love this one! AHHHH help me!! Also, I may or may not change the color scheme. Tell me what you'd like to see! 
Also, style post is going up Sunday! Be on the lookout!
 

Sep 6, 2014

Books

I hate to say it, but I've been reading a little less than usual. I don't know why, but maybe it's because I just haven't had much luck with the super amazing books since the library closed off the downstairs YA section. The upstairs doesn't have the biggest selection. But I did finish a book that was pretty good! The book is called A Death Struck Year. 

Here's the Goodreads summary:
For Cleo Berry, the people dying of the Spanish Influenza in cities like New York and Philadelphia may as well be in another country--that's how far away they feel from the safety of Portland, Oregon. And then cases start being reported in the Pacific Northwest. Schools, churches, and theaters shut down. The entire city is thrust into survival mode--and into a panic. Headstrong and foolish, seventeen-year-old Cleo is determined to ride out the pandemic in the comfort of her own home, rather than in her quarantined boarding school dorms. But when the Red Cross pleads for volunteers, she can't ignore the call. As Cleo struggles to navigate the world around her, she is surprised by how much she finds herself caring about near-strangers. Strangers like Edmund, a handsome medical student and war vet. Strangers who could be gone tomorrow. And as the bodies begin to pile up, Cleo can't help but wonder: when will her own luck run out?

I really liked the details the author put into the book, because I could see everything in my mind, and I felt like I couldn't really breathe clean air, and I could see the people Cleo was trying to save. I rated it three stars on Goodreads because I felt like the ending could've been a bit stronger. All in all, it was a good book. 
 Right now, I'm reading Skylark, which is the first book in the Skylark trilogy.

It's pretty good so far, but it's kind of slow. Nicely done with the descriptions though. That's all I have for today! 
 

Aug 30, 2014

Rocky Mountain Showdown

Hey everyone! Yesterday we went to the Rocky Mountain Showdown football game. If you don't know what this is, it's a football game between the Colorado State Rams and the Colorado University Buffs. The game happens every year at the Denver bronco's stadium, and it's so fun! Here are some pictures from before kickoff.
CSU's marching band spelling Ram
 
CSU's marching band spelling Cam (Their mascot) 
 
Go Rams!
 
CSU



 
Berkleigh and Blakeleigh took a selfie with me. 
The game was really fun, and the Rams won!!  The score was 31-17. I'm going to be talking a lot about football, since Blaze and Blitz's flag football season starts soon. Also, I'm going to put a poll on my blog, and I would really love it if y'all answered the questions. Thanks!

Aug 26, 2014

Changes

Soooooo...This month has been full of changes. I've noticed it in the weather, and some other things. But in terms of my family and I, things are going to get busy. Today, we start a homeschool enrichment program, called Apex. I'm really excited about it, I think it will be a nice change of pace. And on Wednesday, I am going to the orthodontist to start the process of getting braces... I am going to try to blog as much as I can, but I have no idea how this will work out. So just know that if I haven't blogged in a while, that's the reason.

Aug 24, 2014

Hike at Brainard Lake

Oh geez. I've done it again. Sorry peoples, I really don't mean to disappear on y'all! Anyways, earlier this month, we went up to Brainard Lake. It was really pretty, but the drive going up was kind of painful. When we first moved to Colorado from Texas, we lived up in the mountains. It was for the most part the best place I'd lived. Sometimes I just want to go back to the happy days, when we would just play all day outside in shorts and t-shirts in the 50 degree sunshine. When my two closest friends lived near us, and when we would write letters to each other. When it started snowing, we made a fire in the wood stove, and we had stew and bread. I miss those times, but then I think about the experiences I've had since we left the mountains, and I don't want to give those up either. So it was nice remembering things I had put in the back of my mind since we had moved down. But the whole day was really fun. When we were driving up to the parking lot, we saw cars along the side of the road, and people milling about, but mostly staying on the right side. Momma rolled down her window and asked a guy what they were all looking at, and the guy said, the moose! (A couple of minutes earlier, momma had been talking how she wanted to see just one male moose!) The crazy thing was, there were THREE male moose! They were all just eating, and they were HUGE! Their antlers were still fuzzy.
While we were having our picnic lunch, I took pictures of these pretty flowers.

And here's another picture of one of the moose. They were adorable!
 I would've taken more pictures, except my phone decided to die after I took pictures of the flowers. But I think I probably would have just put my phone away regardless, so I could enjoy the hike. Before we left, Momma took a picture of us on the giant boulder. 
It was a really great hike.