Saturday, April 30, 2011

Yului Birthday Giveaway-AMAZING!!!

*Contest CLOSED!*

So, a blogger that I follow is currently and absolutely love, is having a spectacular contest, giving away:

As well as some tasty British sweets! :) Yummy!

How awesome is that? She is an amazing makeup artist and an awesome person! That is a very generous giveaway, and it is HER birthday! Who knew that on other people's birthdays, you get gifts???

The giveaway will have one winner, and today is the LAST DAY FOR ENTRY!

If you are a blogger and wish to enter, here is the link with the rules and more information! It is worth a shot, you might as well try!

Good luck to all! :D

Rain, Rain Go AWAY!

On any normal day, I would love rain unless it is changing my plans for the worse... Unfortunately, since we have had SO much rain recently, I am fed up with it and am so glad that today is sunny! There was so much rain that it created a permanent pond for my gym. (See below) Usually, it is a generally flat section of grass next to the building with some old, graffiti-ed, cool train cars on a track that probably hasn't been used in years; now it is a pond, with inhabitants. If you look closely, there are little, dark blobs in the new pond: they are geese. The geese have made themselves at home and have been swimming in our little pond for about a week and a half now. We have even tried naming them... :P They fly around and chase each other, then land on the train cars and dive back into the water. Nature is a beautiful and amazing thing-if it isn't cancelling your plans...
Have a great rest of the weekend and good luck with the rest of KCCT tests, if you take them! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Stupid Tornado-Tag!

There was another tornado warning today... at school... five-ish minutes after school started... just as they passed out the state tests... Stupid! Everyone in the building had to go out into the halls and take the 'drop-cover-hold' position against the lockers.

We held this position for approximately 16 painful minutes, then were allowed to sit up and turn around with our back to the lockers. Five minutes later, Mr. Hodge, an administrator, comes down the hall, "Back in positions!" then a minute later, Ms. Gabbard, an eighth grade language arts teacher, says, "Sit up guys, it's clear!" then a minute or so later, Ms. Thompson, the vice principal comes down the hall, "Drop, cover, and hold, everyone!" Two minutes later another teacher comes and tells us we can sit up, so we were switching positions back and forth every minute or two and we were really annoyed. Our legs, feet and arms were already numb/asleep from holding them in the same position or sitting on them for so long. Then, we had to get back in the 'hold' position for about 10 minutes, then we sat up for about 8, then back down, then in the 'hold' position again for 14-ish minutes, and so forth and so forth until we had been in the hall for an HOUR AND A HALF!!! Talk about being frustrated... In the middle of all of this time in the hall, our 8th grade Spanish teacher comes down the hall, speaking very loudly in her strong Spanish accent, "This is NOT a drill, this is NOT a drill!" Just the way she said it and kept repeating it made everyone laugh. :) 

During this time, we were supposed to be doing our KCCT state tests. Because of this, "not a drill," we didn't get to take our tests today and will instead take today's test tomorrow and tomorrow's test on Friday. So, once we were all released to our rooms, we stayed in our homerooms until the bell would ring on a normal day, (about twenty minutes from when we went back to our rooms,) and from there, had a regular rest-of-the day, which was third hour to the end of the day. When my homeroom went back to our class, my group of friends and I carried on our tradition: whenever we have homeroom, (Usually every three weeks or for testing,) we play UNO together, and not once this entire year have we finished a game, one time we had 90 minutes to play and we didn't finish. We cheat! We pass each other cards that they need and gang up on each other if someone is about to win and make each other draw a billion cards. It is so much fun and we rig the game but it is so amazing and we laugh so much. You really have a good time and get to know each other... you should try it sometime. So, we carried on the tradition for twenty minutes and laughed until our stomachs hurt more than our numb legs! :)

All in all, it was an interesting and exciting day! Have a story to tell about the tornado warnings/thunderstormy weather? Create your own post with a funny, interesting or dangerous story/experience that you have had, even if they were years ago! :) Have an awesome night and enjoy the rain while we have it!

Monday, April 25, 2011

April Favs- Tag!

Happy late Easter! I really wanted to do a post yesterday bu since I did the Easter post, I wanted that to be the post at the top of the page so people would possibly read it so I restrained from doing so... With that being said, here is another fun post!
Here are some of my April Favorites of anything and everything! So that the post isn't super-duper long, I will do categories, ie: favorite makeup product, favorite hair product, etc.

Favorite makeup item: e.l.f. cream eyeliner in black- $3 @ Target or
Fav hair product: Herbal Essences conditioner in 'Hello Hydration" :D it smells like coconuts! $2.84-ish at Kroger, Walmart, etc. It makes your hair so smooth and clean! DON'T use it everyday though!

5 Gum in Solstice! I love this gum so much! I don't really need to give the price of gum... :D
Fav purse/tote: Aeropostale tote from my last haul post! :) $8.99 on sale!

Fav nail polish: OPI in Strawberry Margarita! I LOVE this color and would wear it everyday if I could, even though I dislike pink... $5-$14 at drugstores or nail places, depends on where ya go. I got mine for $8 from Red Nails at the Fayette Mall
Fav chocolate bunny: German chocolate bunny that is super creamy and smooth. I finished it today... yum! :D I have no idea how much it cost.

I really don't know what else to post... this is kinda pointless... Sorry.

Do you have April favorites? Tag, you're it! Make a post on your blog with your favs! :D Put your post link in the comments or email it to me, so I can check yours out! Have fun!

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Tomorrow is Easter, so instead of doing a fun, entertaining blog post, I am going to do a serious, Easter-related post. You do not have to be a Christian, Catholic, or any religion for that matter to celebrate Easter, though it is a holiday related back to religion. This is going to be a very long post, just to let you know. I do not know all of the spellings, terms, and exact information straight from my head, so I did use the Bible and a reliable Christian website to make sure I have things correct.

If you do not know just what Easter is, it is the resurrection of Christ. Christians believe, according to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead, three days after his death on the cross. As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion is commemorated on Good Friday, always the Friday just before Easter. Through his death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life in Christ Jesus. By God giving his own son's life, he was forgiving us all of our sins and giving us new and everlasting life. It shows just how much God loves us, like it says in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have eternal life."

The night before Jesus died is known as 'The Last Supper.' This was a meal with all of Jesus' disciples, including those who would betray him later on. Jesus, being the son of God, knew already that this was his last night, but his disciples did not. After the supper, Jesus and his disciples go to the Garden of Gethsemane, (pronounced guess-sim-any) where Jesus leaves to pray. When he comes back from praying, all of his disciples are asleep. Since he knows that these are his last hours, he is disapointed with his disciples and asks why they cannot stay awake. The disciples respond that they are sorry and that they won't do it again, so Jesus goes off to pray again. Still, when he returns, his disciples are asleep.

Meanwhile, Judas, a disciple of Jesus, is planning on betraying Jesus. Judas has devised a plan and created a signal for his followers who wish to betray Jesus, because he calls himself the 'Son of God.' The signal is to kiss Jesus on the cheek, to let the others know who they are to arrest, for calling himself the Son of God. After Jesus has prayed and his disciples have fallen asleep, Judas approaches Jesus and kisses him on the cheek. The followers of Judas are watching and see the signal, so they approach Jesus and arrest him.

The next day, Jesus goes on trial before Pilate, a leader of the people. After being on trial, he is sent away to Herod and a decision is made so he is returned to Pilate: he is sentenced to death. After being sentenced to death, Jesus is led away to Calvary and must carry his own cross to where he will be crucified.

Mark 15: 25 says, "It was the third hour when they crucified him." The third hour in Jewish time would have been 9 a.m.

Once Jesus was hung up on his cross, the soldiers began gambling for his clothes, and once they had won all of his clothers, they insulted, mocked and beat him.

Matthew 27:39-40 says, "And the people passing by shouted abuse, shaking their heads in mockery. "So! You can destroy the Temple and build it again in three days, can you? Well then, if you are the Son of God, save yourself and come down from the cross!""
    Mark 15:31 - "The leading priests and teachers of religious law also mocked Jesus. "He saved others," they scoffed, "but he can't save himself!""
    Luke 23:36-37 - "The soldiers mocked him, too, by offering him a drink of sour wine. They called out to him, "If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!"" Luke 23:39 - "One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!""
At the sixth hour, for us, it would've been about noon, darkness covers the land for three hours.

Matthew 27:46 - "And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?""
Luke 23:46 - "Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last." 3 p.m./The ninth hour
After Jesus was crucified, his body was placed in a tomb. A large stone covered the entrance and soldiers guarded the sealed tomb. On the third day, a Sunday, a few women, including Mary Magdalene, went to the tomb at dawn to anoint the body of Jesus. Then, a violent earthquake took place as an angel from heaven pushed back the stone. The guards shook in fear as the angel, dressed in bright white, sat upon the stone. The angel announced to the women that Jesus who was crucified was no longer in the tomb, "He is risen, just as he said." The women went into the tomb to inestigate and found it was empty, Jesus had risen from the dead!

This is just a very brief story of Easter and Jesus' death, I left out a lot, but if you have questions or I have time, I will post more. :) Easter isn't just about hunting for Easter eggs, the Easter Bunny, and pastel colors, it is about the death and resurrection of someone who loves you so much, he put his faith in his creator and died, so that you can be forgiven and live eternal life! Remember, God loves YOU! He created you and has a special plan for you, no matter how crazy your life gets, it is already planned out and God knows what he is doing!

Happy Easter!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Contest Winner & TORNADO!!!

As my followers probably know, I held a very unimportant contest for a Yves Saint Laurent mascara sample... The lucky winner is: Angela! Congrats Ang, you are the winner, we had an entrant with a higher score, and another entrant who entered twice, unfortunately, the first score counts, not the second, since it gives the answers afterwards... also, the highest scoring entrant was not a follower, so Angela gets the prize!

In addition, as all of you Lexingtonians should know, we had a tornado warning tonight. When the warning was issued, I was at my gymnastics practice, which is in Versailles so we got the warning at about 6:15. Our gym has a metal roof so the rain was SUPER loud and absolutely pounded. It was so loud that if I were standing two feet from you, I wouldn't be able to hear you yell. So, we got off of beam, (such a great distraction the rain was, you really could've died with the racket, trying to concentrate and land safely on a four-inch wide beam, four feet off the ground...) and went and made a fort out of matts. We all crowded under the 'fort' and talked for about 30  minutes. After being squished in the tight space, the weather got worse so we all went and jumped in the pit and once again covered ourselves with matts. Here are two pics..

Lydia and myself hiding under two matts... :D

Some of the younger girls jumping outta the pit to go to the bathroom... if you look closely, you can see people crawling out from under the matts...
It was a fun night, I don't really feel like going into details but let's just say there were tears of fear, jokes told, telephone games gone hysterical, learning facts about each other, egg hunts, conditioning, REALLY LOUD RAIN, candy and memories... We will have an inside joke about this one day... :D

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Contest deadline!

Tomorrow, Thursday, April 21st is the last day to enter the Yves Saint Laurent contest quiz! Enter now and  good luck to you all! :) Remember though, you must be a follower to enter!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Yves Saint Laurent mascara CONTEST!

In order to win the mascara, you must take this quiz. The quiz is only open to followers, so please use the name you follow me by as the name when you take the quiz so I know who wins. Whoever scores highest on this random facts quiz, will win. Good luck and learn a lot! :D

Washington D.C. Pictures part 1

our 1st view of the capitol!

Saba and her chip shaped like a taco!

Abigale being herself!

Outside Union Station: Saba, Ji-Yeon, Me, Sara, Angela and Tryston in the background...

us in front of the White House!

Vietnam War memorial
I am starting to get my camera to work with my computer again so I can finally show you all some of the pictures I took from the Washington D.C. trip with my school!

Aero Haul!

Here is the haul I promised! Enjoy! It is mainly clothes, but whatever...

Aero tote- $21 off! :D

Aero Hoodie- $28 off! :)

2 Striped Camis-each $8 off (Aero)

Aero tee- 50% off

Aero tee- 50% off

4 Aero Polos- each was $8 instead of $24! :D

e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner in Black


Yves Saint Laurent mascara- that YOU have a chance to win! It is a cute sample that looks clumpy but works incredibly! Deets on contest later tonight! :D
This is what I got, if you want prices or info/review..(the Eyeliner and Mascara work AMAZIINGLY well!) Then leave me a comment below! :) Contest deets later tonight!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Heads-up & PICS of me!

Just wanted to give you followers of mine a heads-up on a post coming soon. Within the next week or so, I will have a haul post on what I got at the mall and what I will get when I go tomorrow. Just giving you guys a little something to look forward to! :D

In the meantime, here are some random pics I found on my computer! :)

me shooting a free throw-when I played basketball! :D yes, I played on a boys team...

OMG! language arts 4th period Ms. Rizk 2009-2010 :) we've changed so much! 

me hitting the softball-when I played softball :D
Madi Ginn, Katie Wooley, Kellsie Pugh, Danisha Hamilton, myself and some other girls after riding in limo! :)

Julia, Sara, Me and Angela in 7th grade, when Mr. T gave his science classes marshmallows filled w/ food coloring! Ours didn't have food coloring though... :P

a professional photo of me... I can't do that yet... :(

me, two of my cousins and my youngest bro in Eastern Kentucky bein crazy!

Me, Erin and Kenna @ winterjam, waiting in line in 2009

Me (left) and Loren Spalding (right) @ the closing performance for the last year that our elementary school was open.

me and my 5th grade bestie, Araya! Buddy! :D

me playing golf! :D

at my cousin's wedding in NC! :)

Getting the jackpot at some place... :D I was surprised

testing out the intercom at our housey-thingy when we went to NYC! :D

Thursday, April 14, 2011

American Idol...part two

Who was in the bottom three?
Paul, Hayley, Stefano

Who was voted off?

Who will win? Scotty...... :D

So I was wrong a little bit, but I was pretty close! Keep on keepin' on, Scotty!

American Idol... part one

Who will be in the bottom 3?

My guess is that Hayley, Jacob and Stefano are in bottom 3.

Who will be kicked off?

Jacob Lusk

Who will win it all?

Scotty McCreery

Jus' Sayin'...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

We are the World

Currently, I really like the song, We are the World, by Michael Jackson. I like both the new and old versions, but I think I like We are the World-25 for Haiti better because I know and can identify the artists.
In We are the World-25 for Haiti, there are artists including Justin Bieber, Jennifer Nettles (lead singer of Sugarland), Celine Dion, Will.I.Am, P!nk, Usher, Josh Groban, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Orianthi, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Mraz, Jordin Sparks, Isaac Slade (The Fray), Jamie Foxx, Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas, Julianne Hough, Randy Jackson, Tony Bennet, Brian Wilson (the Beach Boys), Carlos Santana and many more! If you have not seen either version, or even if you have, I recommend checking them out!

Old Version:
Old Version Artists (USA for Africa)

New Version:

New Version Artists (25 for Haiti...even though there were more than 80 people...)