September 17, 2017

Photo Dump: Summer 2016

I was looking through my phone's camera roll and I stumbled across some old pictures that I had forgotten about. I really like some of them, and I thought I should put them here.
These are from last summer when I stayed at my grandparents' house with Charlie.

Ellie in one of Charlie's doll dresses.

Isn't she beautiful?

Charlie's doll, Emily, in Maryellen's dress and shoes.

Maryellen in Emily's dress.

In the woods.

This is a cool angle.

This one was my phone background for a while.


Look at my baby!!! I mean... uh... my cat.

She's adorable.

A cool old tree I found.

I forget if I've shared this one, but I think it's pretty.

This could be a book cover.

And some pastel pink clouds to wrap this up.

I know this wasn't much, but I'm working on a (slightly) bigger post for my blogiversary next week.

While you're here: I have discovered a new band. MUNA is a pop band, so it might be more relatable to you all. Their music is awesome and it has so much meaning behind it. I recommend their songs "So Special" and "I Know A Place."

Until later,

September 10, 2017

Books and Dragons (part two)

I'm back with the rest of my bookshelf tour! If you missed part one, you can find it here. 
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Here's the whole thing again, but this time we focus on the top shelf. This shelf has more dragons and less books. The pictures are generally better than the pictures of the bottom shelf.

The top shelf. These are all fantasy books.
Having things displayed on top of the books cool, but the downside is that you have to move them to get the books out.

Allie gave me the fairy statue for Christmas last year. Her name is Cleo, and her dragon's name is Clouds. The yellow dragon is Gretta, and the tiny blue dragon sitting on the rock is Rayne.

Books in this picture:
The Giver by Lois Lowry, and the accompanying series.
Eragon, the book I got for Christmas last year and still haven't read.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (series) by Rick Riordan.

Glow, the wingless dragon, and his two bottles of nail glitter. Actual glitter is really hard to put on your nails, so I never used it, but it makes great fairy dust. Beside him are the mother and daughter sea dragons, Gray and Glint.

Books in this picture:
The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (half of it, anyway)

This is a picture frame that I found at a yard sale. I put some aluminum foil where the photo was supposed to go so it looks like a mirror.
Also featuring the rest of the Harry Potter series and more nail glitter.

I put things on top of the books here because they are mostly the same height and flat. The dragon's name is Grant. I collected the shells when I visited Charlie's family at the beach. I have considered making a necklace from one of the shells.
The bucket has doll-sized craft supplies in it.

A strategically placed journal makes up the difference between the loose Harry Potter books and the box set. This baby dragon is unnamed. Three tiny notebooks in a stack, and then... My CDs.

From top to bottom:
Save Rock And Roll, Fall Out Boy
Folie a Duex, Fall Out Boy
Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, My Chemical Romance
The Black Parade, My Chemical Romance
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, My Chemical Romance.

I want eight or ten more albums, but right now I can't afford them. Soon.


This wraps up part two! I hope you enjoyed.

September 5, 2017

Books and Dragons (part one)

Today I am showing you a collection of mine. It's pretty much books, figurines, and random objects arranged in an appealing way.
It's my bookshelf.

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This is the whole thing. Only two shelves, because the rest of the bookcase is taken up with my Mom's books.

The bottom shelf. I'll do the top shelf in part two.

Some of these pictures are not the best quality, but it was the best I could do. My phone camera is very far from professional. You should see my lighting setup.
(It consists of me standing on a chair with a desk lamp in one hand and my phone in the other so that the picture isn't grainy while trying not to hit my head on the ceiling. I was completely expecting someone to walk in while I was taking these and ask me what the heck I was doing.)

There are a lot of things in this picture. First, the line of small objects. There are several tiny clocks, a dime, an earring, a safety pin, a tiny set of keys, a pressed penny, a glow-in-the-dark rock, a shell. They are Glenn's treasures. Glenn is the green dragon.
Then there is the bottle of sand that I made at daycamp. The clear thing is an hourglass of sorts with colored water instead of sand. I'll zoom in on the bench in a minute.

Books in this picture, left to right:
Are you there God? It's me, Margret by Judy Blume
The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo
Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
The Fledgeling by Jane Langton
Swordbird by Nancy Yi Fan (she wrote this when she was 12!! If you haven't read it you should)
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
The Sight from the Warriors series by Erin Hunter
The One And Only (a Maryellen classic) by Juliana Kolesova
Out Of The Dust (which I have not read, I stole it from Allie so my books wouldn't fall over) 
Best Stories of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Color of Water by James McBride
You Did What? by (a collection of comical mistakes throughout history)
The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean (an amazing nonfiction, 10/10)
Heidi by Johanna Spyri
Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw (an old play but it's interesting)

That was a lot of books. I recommend them all.

In this picture we have three marshmallow-cats I made from clay. Their names are S'more, Marshie, and Frosting.
The tiny leaf is real. It's also adorable.
The gnome is unnamed. Mr. Penguin is a Littlest Pet shop who belongs to Allie but lives on my shelf anyway.

This is Tyler, also known as TJ. He went missing for a while, but he is very much alive. He plays soccer.

Books in this picture, left to right:
The Bible
Icefire by Chris D'lacy (dragons!!! I love this book)
Fire Star, also by Chris D'lacy (the next in the series)
Warriors: The Ultimate Guide by Erin Hunter (a guide to almost all the characters in the Warriors series. It has great art)
If Pigs Could Fly by Bruce Lansky (a book of silly poems that my grandmother gave me)

Then we have my random-slips-of-paper album, a folder with loose artwork, and my sketchbook.

My Mockingjay pin and the cat Charlie gave me for Christmas. It was supposed to hang on the edge of a flowerpot, but since I don't have a flowerpot I hung him on a book instead.
The pencil case in the corner is where I keep my charcoal pencils, earbuds, and other things I don't want Mr. Turtle to get into.

This wraps up part one. Part two is already written and will be posted Sunday, but it would have made this post too long.
Did you enjoy the three day weekend? I did.

August 30, 2017

Dress Up With The American Girl Crew

My sisters and I got out the doll crew yesterday to dress them up for school. When we finished, we loved the outfits so much we had to take pictures. Needless to say, I have a lot of pictures.
This is going to be a long post.

Alissa's outfit is one of my favorites, and she has the best hair by far.

Who is this with a bow in her hair? 

Kaya would like to inform you that she hates this outfit with a burning passion.

Best friends! ♡



And Scooter, of course!

Rileigh is so photogenic.

Delbert the gym coach, courtesy of Allie and Sam.

The Wellie Wishers. Addy, Kellie, and Lizzie.

These two are such cuties.

Kellile has the prettiest eyes.

Rileigh and Becky.


Everyone posing together, including a few dolls I didn't get individual pictures of.

This one I did some experimenting on to blur out a weird background. I think I did alright.


I'm sorry for taking two weeks to write a post. School has messed with my schedule a lot, but this weekend I plan to write two or three reserve posts so this doesn't happen again. Thank you for being patient.