Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sweet 16 Surprise!

I'm pretty sure every girl dreams about her "sweet 16" and how great it's going to be. My sixteenth birthday was pretty awesome, and definitely full of surprises. My best friend stopped by my school on my birthday and dropped off a huge blown-up killer whale, with a bunch of balloons tied onto him. I got the call from the front office saying "come pick up your killer whale!" and I was like what in the world...? At the end of school I went to the front office, and sure enough, there was the whale. And trust me, it was huge! At lease six feet long, way taller than me! Now this wouldn't have been a problem, except that I get picked up wayyy on the other side of the parking lot. I had to walk across the entire parking lot carrying a huge inflatable beach toy with a dozen balloons dragging behind it. I'm pretty sure my entire high school now thinks I'm crazy. Awesome. Thanks best friend! :)

Jewelry Gift Ideas Make Perfect Mothers Day Gifts

Jewelry pieces make perfect Mothers Day gifts. There are several choices that will surely fit your budget. Jewelry is very innovative and is always accepted with joy. Moreover, you won't have problems wrapping these gifts because they are extremely easy to wrap.
There are various styles of rings. You need to know the type of metals and gems that you mom likes. You can find the ring that matches the choice of your mom. It is always a good idea to give a mother's ring to your mom if she doesn't have any, or needs a new one.
Another class of jewelry that is normally over looked is pendants. It can set any wardrobe item beautifully. When you give a uniquely designed pendant to your mom, it can surely draw attention and your mom gets the chance to be proud in telling who gave it to her. There are many, colorful designs for pendants such as wave, teardrop, swirl or heart. They are available in most jewelry stores. Pendants given with a pair of earrings is a perfect gift.
A pair of earrings is a lovely gift. When choosing the type of earring to give to your mom, you need to know that type of earrings that she wears. You can buy silver or gold earrings because they will match with other jewelry pieces. You can also add gems to them. You can buy either diamonds because it matches most combinations, or you can choose a stone that your mother likes the most. Moreover, consider the design of earring that your mother likes such as long dangling, studs or ones the cover the ear lobes. Lastly, size should also be a factor to consider. Not everyone can wear large, bold earrings.
Necklace is the most common type of jewelry gift. There is also a vast selection of necklace to choose from. There are pieces that are polished with stones and beads. Some of the well-received gifts are gold and silver chains with gem stones. There are also some jewelry shops that sell kits that allow you to make a necklace on your own. This type of gift will add value to the necklace because of your personal touch.
Bracelets make good Mothers Day gifts too. These jewelry pieces are often overlooked but are wonderful to receive. Charm bracelets are very common these days. In fact, most jewellers allow you to personalize the charms. There are various designs and patterns that will truly delight your mother. You can also choose those watches that come with bands, which are really bracelets.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The News

"Post contributed by Fletcher Vargas

It’s getting hard to even turn on the news channel because all you ever hear is extremely devastating news. In my opinion ignorance is turning into bliss because it was getting to the point were I couldn’t sleep at night because of all the negative images going through my head. For the most part I stick to watching sports and comedies because they always seem to help me relax and brighten up my day because there is no negative images. I should probably just embrace the fact that this world is a messed up place and choose to be informed over hiding my head in a pillow but I feel like sometimes it’s just better not knowing. Husband always tells me that it’s our civic duty to be informed with the current events of the day but I haven’t always agreed with everything he’s said. All my girlfriends seem to feel the same way, one of them even gave me some greats on how to be informed and not have to watch all the images flash across the screen she also referred me to DIRECT TV which I was also very thankful for."

My first AP class

This year I am taking my first AP class in high school. I knew when I signed up for it that it would be hard and take a lot of work, but it really is A LOT OF WORK!! I have to read about 20 pages of my textbook every night, and take notes on it. And the textbook is not just a normal textbook. It is an actual college textbook AKA tiny print and very few pictures. And the tests are killers!!! I have never had to study very hard for any test, and I have always made good test grades. This class is very different though. I have to start hard-core studying a week in advance and even then I only make a high C or a B. Just taking one college level course sure is making me glad that I still have two and a half years of high school left! College is still a loonnngg time away! :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bro and Me, Fighting Again

"Bro and Me, Fighting Again

I appreciate the guest post, Jewel Rodgers

My brother and I (foolishly) decided to rent an apartment together during college and here we are, constantly fighting over the remote. We got DIRECT.TV a while back and he only wants to watch all the really sporty stuff…I came in the other day and he was watching women’s golf. Women’s Golf? Who watches that?! I, on the other hand, like to do the movies they run on FX and sometimes TBS and I love the series that replay in syndication like Seinfeld and Sex and the City. He can’t stand that kind of stuff though so we usually race each other home from class to see who gets to control the TV for the whole night – I hate losing that bet! If I do I usually end up drifting off to sleep to the soothing music of the Weather Channel or the guys on Sportscenter. I guess having Seth control the remote has done wonders for my sleeping habits – I haven’t felt more rested in years! That’s glass half full for you!"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

My MP3 player

Buying an MP3 player can be a difficult decision. There are so many types of MP3 players that sometimes it’s hard to know which one is best. In my case, I got lucky. I got my MP3 player as a Christmas gift from my grandparents. It turned out to be a really good MP3 player. Not only does it play music and show pictures and videos, but it also has voice recording as well! In fact, my MP3 player turned out to be so good that my brother also wanted one for himself, too. He wanted one so bad that my parents gave him one for his next birthday. They also gave him MP3 player accessories, such as a charger, armband, case, and other things.

If you are looking for a new MP3 player you have lots of different choices. Some of the top MP3 players include the Apple ipod, Microsoft Zune, Archos MP3 players, and a whole lot more. With all the choices you, too, will soon be able to enjoy your new MP3 player as much as I enjoy mine.

The Campout-Part III

We pulled on our ponchos and understood why dad had looked so worried. The park ranger had said the storm would be on top of groups A and B. We had gone farther then we had realized and had traveled straight into the storm! We decided that the best thing to do would be to go back. So we turned around and headed back into the woods. It turned out going through the woods is much harder in a rainstorm than in the sun. We didn’t know if we would be able to find our way back. Soon we thought we had gotten lost and we were trying to figure out what to do when I spotted a granola bar wrapper on the ground. It was from my brother’s snack, and he had left it on the ground. Well, at least we knew we were going the right way.
Once we finally got back to the campsite the rain had stopped and we looked like we had gone swimming in our clothes! It was time for dinner so we started a campfire and my mom cooked a delicious soup over the fire, which I enjoyed eating with warm clothes on and a blanket around my shoulders.
That night, as we sat around the fire talking about the adventure we had that day I gazed up at the smoke rising into the dark, night sky and felt the heat of the fire on my face and I wondered what would happen the next day.