Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Freaking Out

I'm freaking out. So in science the other day, we were talking about dominant and recessive traits. We did a whole bunch of tests about which traits we had. Ex.:
~Attached earlobes- nope
~Curly hair- yes
~Widows peak or straight hairline- widow's peak
Then the teacher passed out strips of paper with PTC (I keep saying PCT) on it. She had us all put it on our tongues at the same time. Everyone started making noises and saying that it tasted horrible and that it tasted bitter. But I couldn't taste anything at all!
Apparently, I have the recessive gene that doesn't let me taste PTC. Everyone told me I'm lucky because it tastes so bad.
Well, I just got some nail polish that tastes horrible to keep you from biting your nails. I put it on this morning and left it on there for a while. It smelled horrible in the bottle, but I didn't want to taste it. Later in the day, I put my finger in my mouth, but I didn't taste anything! I left it on my tongue, and I still didn't taste anything!
When I got home, I had my mom taste it (she was reluctant at first, but I finally convinced her to do it.) She said it didn't taste like anything, but it burned her tongue. I checked the label, and sure enough, the first ingredient is Cayenne peppers. But why can't I taste it?! I think my tongue is messed up or something. This is getting weird!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Self Portrait Saturday

Today over in Wonderforest, Danna picked a theme. Which was winter. Well, here in the south, it's not really winter anymore. It's more like spring. We didn't even get any snow this winter, which was horrible! But anyway, I pulled on my boots and a longsleeve shirt and went outside. It was a little cold outside, but not that much.
Taking pictures this time was tough because I'm not using my camera. I'm using my dad's large Nikon one, which I am in love with already! I had to use self timer for all of them because I couldn't hold the camera far enough away from me. So after I figured out how to do that, I had to find somewhere to set the camera. We lost the part of the tripod that actually holds the camera, so I had to stack up a bunch of rocks to get the camera high enough to get my head in the pictures.
Well, these are the pictures I took this time. (I can't get the SD card to work on this computer so I'm going to publish this without the pics and edit it in a minute.)
My awesome boots and jeans! Our grass is kind of dead.
I had the camera up in a tree for this picture. It took forever to get the camera in place, and even then it was tilted so it wouldn't fall out.
This is my shadow in the dead grass.

This isn't really a self portrait. My brother came outside to move the wheelbarrow for a party my mom is having this morning. So I started taking pictures of him. He wasn't very happy about that. He was glaring at me when I took this. Isn't he cute?

Thursday, February 23, 2012


My birthday is on Friday (not tomorrow, the 2nd of March) and I can't wait. I will finally be a teenager! I am so excited. I didn't have a birthday party last year (it kept getting put off longer and longer, and eventually we just gave it up) so I am really excited for this year.
This year I was planning on having three friends go to a movie with me and then out to dinner. But that got changed because there were no good movies in theaters on my birthday(my B-Day's a Friday so we are doing it the day of). So then we changed it to the three of them coming over to hang out and watch movies and do whatever we want to. Well one of my friends had to cancel because she wasn't going to be at her mom's house that weekend. So now we're down to two friends and a movie at my house. It would be a sleepover but my mom isn't a big fan of sleepovers.
Starkid has confirmed that they are doing a A Very Potter Threequel!!!!
Now for those of you who don't know what Starkid is, they are a drama troupe group (haha rhyme). THey have already done two Harry Potter parody musicals and they can be found on Youtube or on their website here. I also *just* found out they are doing a B@tman parody. It will be out in Spring of 2012. The Harry Potter one is supposed to be out sometime in 2012 too. I am so excited.

I just realized that there are no pictures on here, so I will put up some Team Starkid pictures.

<--He plays Harry. Darren Criss
 He plays Ron (I love him!!) ---------------->
Joey Ritcher. (He wears a wig in the shows)

                                       Whole Cast!  -------------------->

Later Guys! I'm in a good mood now! <3

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Strawberry Granola Parfait

I was at the new Publix by my house the other night and sampled a strawberry granola parfait. It was so good. I had to make my own. I finally got to it tonight. It tasted so good.
~ Granola
~Fresh Strawberries
~A cup

So once I got everything ready, I just grabbed the cup and put a blob of yogurt in the bottom, then added some granola, and then some strawberries. I kept adding more layers of the three. I ended up with three or four layers I think.

This is what it looked like. I had already started eating it. Oops. And the spoons in the way too. Not my best picture. If you haven't noticed, I did redo my nails. nail polish never stays the same on me for long. Now it's white with navy blue/grey polka dots. They're so cute!
You guys really need to try this parfait. It tastes soo good and it's really healthy too!

No Heat Curls

Last night after I washed my hair, I did the No Heat Curl with a Headband and it worked so well. My hair is naturally kind of curly and this morning my hair was so curly. I loved it. I think the new shampoo and conditioner really helped.

This is my hair last night. My mom took the picture. I was tired and ready for bed when the picture was taken.

And this is what my hair looked like this morning after I took the hairband out.  It was crazy curly. I can't get a good pictures of the curls
though. This is definitely how I'm going
 to get my hair curly from now on. I
usually put my hair in tiny buns when
it's wet to get curls in the morning. I
think this works a little better because
                                                  most of the curls are the same size.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Herbal Essences Review

Today my family went shopping at the new Publix and we got me some new shampoo and conditioner. I chose Herbal Essences Totally Twisted shampoo and conditioner. I took a shower and used them for the first time. I was pleasantly surprised when I squirted some of the shampoo out that it was *purple*! (The conditioner was purple too!) That made my day, or night.
I have had the mouse from the set for a while. It always made my curl awesome!
The shampoo and conditioner made my hair so soft and silky! I was so happy. The stuff smells so good too! I really suggest that you get it! I love it already! I will defiantly be using it from now on when I want curls.
By the way, my hair isn't naturally curly or straight. It's in between, so I never wear my hair naturally. I always do something to it. Those self portraits are about as natural as my hair gets. When I curl it though, I don't use heat. I do always straighten my bangs though because they aren't long enough to look good curly. 

Splatter Nails

This is my first tutorial! Yeah!!!
So I had nothing to do this afternoon and my nails were painfully uncolorful. I was searching the internet for a while to find something to do to my nails when I found a picture of splatter nails. It looked so cute and random that I had to do it.

What I'm using:
-Revlon- Powder Puff (base)
-Xtreme Wear- Gunmetal (splatter color)
-A Perfect "10"- Sweet Thang (splatter)
-A Perfect "10"- Oh Yeah (I think. I ripped the sticker with the color name off) (splatter)
-A paper plate
-A straw

First I painted all my nails with the white base coat. (My camera is not being very nice today.)

Then I put tape above my cuticles and on both sides of my nails. You might want to do this before you paint the nails white. I put tape on one hand before and the other after. It doesn't really matter.

After that I poured a tiny glob of each splatter nail polish color onto the paper plate. Then you dip the end of the straw a color. I started with the darkest color and got lighter. It doesn't matter what color you choose.

Once you've got nail polish on the end of the straw, blow on the non polish end and it should spray polish onto your finger nail. Do this over the plate! Some will get on the tape, but that's what the tape is for. It keeps  your fingers clean.

After your fingers have had a second to dry and they are all dry, carefully peel off the tape and *tada* you've got splatter nails. Mine are a little messy, even though I used tape. I'm wasn't that careful.

Self Portrait Saturday

On one of the other blogs I read, the girl does a thing called Self Portrait Saturday, and it's a good idea. So I pulled myself out of bed this morning and got dressed. I need to wash my hair, but most of the pictures are okay.

My mom and brother were out in the living room arguing about something stupid and it was really funny. I had a dozen pictures of me laughing.

These are my awesome valentines day socks. You can't really tell from the picture but the light grey shapes are hearts. I have three pairs of cute Valentine's Day socks.

Me playing random chords on piano. Some of them actually sounded pretty good.

This is one of the ones of me laughing at my mom and my brother arguing. It's a little out of focus, but I like it.

This might be my fave picture. It was the last picture I took.

I learned a few things:
1.) I need to wash my hair before I do this next time. It didn't want to cooperate.
2.) Pictures look cool when they are a little out of focus.
3.) Random chords on piano sound cool.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Flower Hair Things

I made these flower hair things the other night. They are so cute! I need some more scraps to make more with though. I'll do a tutorial for them later.

That is the pink one. There is also a blue one.

Yeah, my bathroom counter is messy. I share a bathroom with my brother.
Aren't the hair flowers adorable! I love them and I love making them. I need to make more!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Not Talking

When I got on the bus this morning, I made the decision not to talk (I am always doing weird stuff like this). I haven't talked since then, except when my mom called to see if I was home after school, because she would have a heart attack if I didn't answer when she called. None of my friends noticed until lunch, but I hadn't had a class with them yet.
Halfway through lunch, Morgan stops talking and listens for a minute. Then she says, 'It's quiet in here.' Everyone else listens too. Then Morgan figures out what it is. 'Maddie's not talking.' Everyone else agrees. Then they start pestering me about why I'm not talking. Ashton guessed that it was a bet, a dare, I lost my voice, etc. I really don't know why I'm doing this, but it's fun. They played along though and read my lips when I had to tell them something.
My Geography teacher asked a question and everyone was shouting out answers, but they were all wrong. I knew the answer, and I had my hand clamped over my mouth. My teacher saw that I knew the answer, so he called on me. When I didn't answer, Ashton shouts out, 'She's not talking!' My teacher, who was a good sport, just laughed and called on someone else.
So, the day has gone pretty good. I'm going to keep going for a little while, or until everyone gets really annoyed.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everybody! I hope you had a great day! I really felt the love from all my friends today. It was a great chance to let all of them know how much I love them and why I need them. I gave all my friends bags of Dove chocolate hearts and a Godiva chocolate balls and a personalized note for each of them. They all loved it. I got a lot of hugs today. It made me really grateful for my awesome friends (and family).

On another note, we got the results of our chair tests back. I got first chair! I was very surprised and very grateful. I play clarinet by the way. I only started playing this year. It is a lot of fun, but takes a lot of practice. I have a competition coming up in March (the day after my birthday). I'm doing a duet with one of my friends (who shares my birthday. Weird, I know). Our song is really cool, but we haven't practiced together yet. We will have our first practice together tomorrow. Fingers crossed it will go well.

Monday, February 13, 2012


This is my dream camera. On a blog I found, a girl is selling it for $350, which is a lot less than retail. Retail is about $500. It is slightly used but in great condition. This is what I really want for my birthday (hint hint to my parents and grandparents. Maybe you guys can get together and get it for me from all of you guys) This is the blog that she is selling it onLink. I really want this camera. Mine isn't the best.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine's Day Cookies

I have a party to go to tonight and I am supposed to bring something. I usually bring brownies (my brownies ROCK!) but I wanted to make something different. I got frozen sugar cookies and red frosting from Target. I stuck the cookies in the oven for about fifteen minutes.

Then I put the star tip on the tube of red frosting and went to work on putting a heart on the cookies. The first batch turned out great. The tip was perfect. I had to wait about fifteen minutes between batches because the second batch was too warm. On the second batch, the tip was messed up or something. Instead of the icing looking like a star, it looked like crazy grass or something. It actually looked kind of cool.

I kind of like the grassy looking ones. They look crazy and random (like me ;p)
I also ran out of icing with three left. I let my little brother and his friend have the extras.

Crayon Project

I was bored today so I decided to do a Crayola art project in my bedroom. I grabbed a box of Crayons and my blow dryer and got right to work.
I started by ordering the colors from red to purple. Then I taped them to the paper.

After that I held my blow dryer to the end of the Crayons until they started to melt. It didn't take that long before the wax was running down the paper. I didn't hold the paper at a high enough angle so the wax didn't want to run. It wanted to swirl together. I like it though. It looks like the green attacked everything else.

This is how mine looks now. I like it.