Oct 20, 2014

Teenage Blogger Central Birthday Tag

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Happy birthday to Teenage Blogger Central! They are two years old today! Now, for the questions. 

  1.  What made you decide to take up blogging and what inspires you to write till today? 
  2.  How did you find and register on TBC? Did you find it helpful and worth recommending to others? 
  3.  What awesome blogs have you found through TBC? Link them up! 
  4.  What do you like best about when you connect with other bloggers your age?   
  5. What do you hope to achieve through your blog?   
  6. How do you say “Happy Birthday Teenage Blogger Central” in your language?
1. That is a long story. I shall tell you the short version. Once upon a time, I joined a knitting/crochet community called Ravelry. One of the first people I made friends with on that site is my friend Emily. She was a blogger, and I thought was so cool. I started a blog, and a few days after I deleted it. I felt like I wasn't blogging about anything good. A year passed, and November of last year Emily helped designed my blog. That's how A Little Yarn Blossom came to be. Pretty much everything inspires me to blog. It's awesome to just talk about all kinds of things! 

2. For a moment there, I forgot! I was looking for some other teen bloggers on Bloglovin, and I found a blog that had the TBC button! I clicked on it, and registered. The rest is history! Of course! I've had so much fun being in this community! 

3. Hello CathyPicking Up The Pieces Of LifeThe Emo Wolverine WritesLost In Wonderland to name some!

5. Entertainment, I guess. I don't really have a goal, besides get myself more out there!

6. Happy Birthday, Teenage Blogger Central! Haha English. 

This was really fun! Cake for everyone!

Oct 15, 2014

What I'm Currently Reading

There's this awesome app. It's called Overdrive. Lovelies, if you enjoy reading, (I assume you do) then this is a great app for you! With this app, you connect to your library, and you check out books from your library's online library. Only downside is that sometimes they don't have the books you're looking for. My two library's (yes, two.) have a teen/YA section, which I love. So many new books! I went crazy and downloaded 5 different books. I'm reading them all at the same time. So, here's a list of what I'm reading:
  • The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
OH MY GOSH. I'm not even halfway through the book, and already I have fallen in love with the characters. On one hand, I feel like ugh, this is so freaking cliche that I can't handle it. On the other hand, Im just like, ohmygosh I love this book.

  • Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Mmmmm, this book is smooth. I just started chapter 7 and I love the details. This book has sucked me in!
  • Every Day by David Levithan
The first paragraph had me pulled in. I can't wait to see what happens!

  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
This book is interesting in many ways. It keeps you thinking.

  • Keeping You A Secret by Julie Anne Peters 
I've read two other books by her, and to tell the truth I'm not really as impressed by this book as I was with the other two I read.

Also, Nutella. I hadn't actually tried it before a couple of Tuesdays ago. Now I see why everyone is crazy about it. Wow. 

Also, Hi to you new peeps! I am quite pleased to meet you!

Oct 12, 2014

Some Updates

Hey you peoples visiting my cubby hole of the internet! I wanted to give y'all some updates! 
I'm sure y'all have seen the button on my blog, but this site it pretty freakin' awesome. I've met some really cool bloggers and discovered some awesome blogs! I'm an official greeter over there. 

2. Social Media
I have updated all of my social media buttons and you can now follow me on Spotify! 

3. Bella
Bella is my beagle. Mine, I say! I just wanna squeeze her little face!

4. Knitting
I have some projects in the works, one is almost done(ish), and soon it'll be time to start christmas presents!

5. Guitar
Guitar is getting progressively harder, but I love it! Blakeleigh and I are taking it at Apex, and we're learning strumming patterns, notes, and simplified chords! 

6. Blog
My friend Jenna and I have started a new food blog. It's called Spice. We're blogging about our adventures in cooking and baking. 

I think that's about it, all that I could think of off the top of my head. I'll have a full post up as soon as I'm done making that hat!

Oct 4, 2014

Halloween Costume Inspiration

Yay! It's finally that time of year again! Halloween! Honestly, I don't see how anyone can't love Halloween even just the tiniest bit. I love planning for the Halloween party we do every year, and of course, doing costumes and makeup! This year I'm going to be fire and ice. My costume is super simple. I'm taking a plain black cape, and sew tulle onto the back of it in the colors of fire and ice. I really want the focus to be on the cape and my makeup, so I'm going to wear a black shirt and leggings. I may add some embellishments to the leggings and shirt later. Here's the inspiration to my costume in a collage:
 So there's the cape inspiration, and I'm thinking about making a crown like the one at the top. Or I'm going to sew tulle to the hood. I like the idea of making a giant snowflake around my eye. I also love the swirling of the black so it kind of looks like smoke. I want most of the focus of my costume to be on my makeup. I want to get some white eyelashes and figure out how to make them kind of frosty, without making them super heavy. I also want to find maybe some red or orange eyelashes and maybe glitterfy them. For my lips I think they either will be two different colors, or a color that both fire and ice contain. Like silver. Ashes and the clouds. I'm leaning towards two different colors though, because I think it would look more interesting. Anyways, that's my inspiration, and I'll post a tutorial on the cape after it's done. What are you going to be for Halloween? Do you trick or treat?

Oct 1, 2014

Pinterest Obession: Tulle Skirts

Happy October!
I have developed an obsession with tulle skirts. I've been filling my Pinterest Style board with them. And my Sewing board. I found them while looking for an easy tulle skirt to sew, because I thought I was going to use one for my Halloween costume. (Post about that will come soon.) And then looking a little further, I found a TON of awesome tutorials. There are soooo many! I love the blush and white ones the best, but the red ones look so sassy! Here's a collage I put together.
Seriously, you can wear these skirts with a ton of stuff! My favorite things paired with a tulle skirt are a cute chambray shirt (maybe with some lace somewhere?), and a white graphic tee shirt, like these:
with a BLACK leather jacket. Not brown, unless you know for sure that you can make it work. 

Maxi tulle skirts. Ahhhhhhh.

See what I mean about the leather, and the chambray? Especially with the red and blush. I would wear that all the time if I could!
And here we observe the boldness of this outfit. She has a bold red lip, and her outfit just absolutely pops! Especially with the snow in the background. She must've been freezing.
I love this look! With the metallic nude pumps, this outfit works. You MUST be careful when you do this look, because you can clash shades too easily. 
I'm going to sew a bunch of these! And I love that tulle is so cheap! 
What do y'all think? Do you love or hate this look? 

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. 

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.

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! 

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!