Thursday, November 26, 2009

I know it's been said, but Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :) I just got home from the parade. We were out to get prime spots at 4:30 this morning. And brrrrr, it was cold! But definitely worth it as there was great floats, balloons, and bands!
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday with family, friends, and food! :P

I do not own the picture.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Melody Valerie's Holiday Line!

I love Melody Valerie's new holiday line! Everything is absolutely gorgeous, it always is! :) Brooke wants so many couture things, it's not even funny!
I am SO sorry for not posting over the last week. I've been very busy, and then Brooke was out of town this weekend. But... guess what? We're going to a Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will be a lot of fun!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Samantha's new couture coat!

Hello, everyone! I know Avery usually posts on this blog, but today she is letting me! I'm Samantha Parkington, Avery may have mentioned me before.
I have a new coat for this winter season! :) Brooke found it at a craft show this weekend for a great price. It came with a velvet hat, and she added Kirsten's mittens (not shown very well in the photos, sorry).
I'm not sure if this would be considered a couture item or not... The definition of couture, according to is:
Created or produced by a fashion designer; being, having, or suggesting the style, quality, etc., of a fashion designer; very fashionable.
Either way, I think it's very cute! It isn't totally historically accurate, though. It looks fine for the early 1900's, but the body of the coat (red fabric) is made of synthetic polar fleece, which wasn't even around in 1904! The cuffs and collar are made of velvet, and the hat is velvet as well. The coat has real working buttons instead of snaps or velcro.
I'm so glad to have a coat, even if it isn't perfect. Plus, my favorite color is red, so that works out well!

Enjoy the photos! They were took rather quickly, and not edited much :P

Guest Blogger,
-Samantha Parkington

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Craziness at school...

Sorry for not updating much lately! :( I've just been sooooooo busy! At school everyone is excited for the holiday ball. I think I'm going to go. Ivy and Nellie are going, I know that, and I think Erin is too. Anyways, I've had loads of homework, including 2 huge essays. I hate essays. I have one for History and English. The good news is tomorrow we have a 1/2 day of school! But I don't think I'm going to be on the computer much over the weekend.

Just felt the need to update :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas... a holiday ball!

Images property of: KATIE (picture of my fictional character "Casey") and LIBERTY JANE (background image on the invitation). Thanks KATIE and LIBERTY JANE for the images! :) The pictures are not mine, and I am not taking credit for them! They are property of KATIE and LIBERTY JANE !!!!!
The most popular girl in our school is hosting a holiday ball! Her name is Casey Quaine, and I guess you could say she's the perfect, stereotypical image of a popular girl. You know, blond, rich, sort of snotty, etc. Anyways, every year since like 3rd grade, around the week before Christmas she holds a holiday ball for all her closest friends. She starts the preparations early November, that's how big a deal it is! There's dancing and food, and she goes all out with a stunning dress. Last year she wore a gorgeous, sparkly blue gown, shown above.

Usually she only invites her best friends (or minions, I guess you could call them...). Obviously, I've never been invited before. But this year her mom is making her invite the entire 8th grade! She handed out the invitations today at school. Actually, she looked genuinely excited when I told her "I'll try to make it, Casey. Thanks." Still, I can't help but thinking its too good to be true...
Don't the invitations look really nice?

The party is at her house. It's really close to my school, only like 20 minutes away (even though she still boards here at Mondale). It's in a really ritzy area called "English Manor". The places there are huge, really elaborate, Victorian mansions. Some of them are over 100 years old! She supposedly has a ball room (yeah, in her house!) with a crystal chandelier that is decorated for the holidays with giant Christmas trees, lights, etc.
Ivy said her friend Julie went a few years ago, and Julie said that it was absolutely amazing!

I'm not sure if I'm going to go or not... I really don't know. The only reason she invited me is because her mom made her. But Casey's never really been mean to me, she just has a naturally "snotty" attitude, that's just who she is. Today when she gave me the invitation she actually seemed pretty nice, and genuinely glad that I said I might come. Plus, that ball does sound awfully fun. I think practically everyone is going, it's like the social event of the year. I'd have to pick out a dress. Maybe Brooke would even be nice enough to order me a new one! :) I highly doubt that, though.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy Birthday! :)

We're celebrating quite a few birthdays this weekend! Friday was Rose's birthday! Happy Birthday, my blogger friend! =D So, we're celebrating that birthday from afar. But today (Saturday November 7th) is also Erin's birthday! Happy Birthday, Erin! And how many times can I say 'birthday' in a few sentences? Haha :P

Anyways, since Erin has kind of been our Gwen stand in, she had a party with Sonali and Chrissa. (PS- A couple people have asked, and yes, Brooke did get Chrissa in late September but did not post about it, for various, complex reasons I'm not going to get in to.) They had a lot fun at their party, I wish I could have came.

She received a new pair of fancy shoes, a stuffed animal, a camera, and a soccer ball (not pictured!) for her birthday! Plus, they had a yummy heart-shaped cake with strawberries. (Thanks HelloMiss)

Happy Birthday, Erin and Rose! From your friend,

P.S. I changed the template back to my old one, I like this better :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Contrary to popular belief, I'm still alive!

Ouais, c'est vrai, je suis encore là. Je suis très désolé pour la mise à jour non. Je suis tellement occupé avec l'école! Ce week-end j'ai 2 essais, un rapport de livre, et un peu de leçons de mathématiques à faire. Si tant de travail!

*Yeah, it's true, I'm still here. I am very sorry for not updating. I'm so busy with school! This weekend I have 2 essays, a book report, and a few math lessons to do. So much work!

School is really getting the better of me. It's taking a lot of effort just to keep up with the homework! I have very strict teachers, and they assign a lot of work. Plus, I usually have 2-3 tests or quizzes each week, so I spend a lot of time studying! I'm so tired at the end of the night and just want to relax.

The good news is, I'm still able to keep up my grades. 1st quarter is over, and I have all A's and above a 95% is every class. Yay! :D

I'll try to update more, I really will!