Monday, May 31, 2010

Cute Quote

I found this on the blog So about what I said... and thought it was really cute. So I am sharing it. :) I don't believe in dating...so I think of this poem...thing...as regarding to married couples. (if that made any sense at all...) Anywho, read on. Tally Ho!
“Tell her how you admire her. Always tell her you love her, at all times. When shes upset, hold her tight. Pick her over all the other girls you hang out with. Play with her hair, pick her up,tickle her, and wrestle with her. Just talk to her. Tell her jokes. Bring her flowers, just because. Hold her hand & run, just hold her hand.
Throw pebbles at her window at night. Let her fall asleep in your arms. Sing to her no matter how awful you sound. Get her mad at you, then kiss her. Give her piggy back rides. Push her on swings. Tell her she looks beautiful. When she’s sad, stay on the phone with her, even if she’s not saying anything. Look into her eyes and smile. Kiss her on her forehead. Slow dance with her even if theres no music. Kiss her in the rain.” -unknown.-
AAAAWWWWWWW!!!!!

Modesty Meagan

Here is a story I found in the June 07 edition of BRIO mag. It is written by Jennifer Ellis. I divided it into parts to spread it out. The Arguement: Mom's eyebrows were raised so far that I thought they might go flying off her forehead. "What's wrong?" I asked her. I'd just come into the kitchen and was hunting for breakfast. "Meagan, I'm not sure what you were thinking when you go dressed this morning, but I'm certainly not going to let you go to school like that," Mom said. I heard the suction on the refrigerator door as she opened it to get the milk. I looked down at myself. It was true that I was breaking out of my usual style. I'd chosen a skirt that hadn't fit me in a year or so but that now clung tightly around my hips. My top was form fitting, but it didn't show anything. "This is what everyone wears," I told her. "Not my daughter," Mom replied calmly. I slid into my chair and sighed. "You don't understand." She smiled at me. "I do understand. You can find something you like and dress modestly at the same time. You can still be you." "This is modest!" I exclaimed. "It's absolutely Victorian compared to what other girls wear!" She laughed. "Honey, I don't care if the other girls are wearing two piece swimsuits to algebra. You're going to dress appropriately." I crossed my arms on the kitchen table and allowed my head to drop dramatically into them. Then I looked up at her. "You wanted me to look feminine right? This is feminine." Mom handed me a muffin and sat down accross from me at the table. "Feminine means you dress like a lady. This my friend, is not feminine." I ate my breakfast in silence. I was trying to think of a good arguement, but nothing I could say sounded right. She just didn't understand what it was like to be my age. Other girls were wearin skin tight tops with neckines down to ....well, there. They had curve hugging jeans and shirts that showed off their bellies. How was I supposed to fit in with that? Especially when my mother was straight out to the Dark Ages? "Go up and change your clothes Meagan," Mom said when I was finished. I sighed and trudged up the stairs. I would have to think of another way to convince her. "Much better," she told me when I appeared in khakis and a sweater. "These pants are too big." I complained. "Those pants are perfect," Mom said. She gave me a hug. "You have a beautiful little figure, and these clothes show it off in an appropriate way." I hugged her back. It wasn't her fault that she grew up in the time of the dinosaurs. To be continued.... Next up, The Mall.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

What I Learned Today....

That Chinese people eat lots of spicy food and eat soup for breakfast. (We are having 3 Chinese people staying at our house for a few days.... in case you were wondering how I knew that."

Friday, May 28, 2010

Biscuit Recipe....mmmm

Here is a yummy recipe that we fixed not too long ago. It contains no sugar or yeast or dairy....so my mom can eat it, and it's a healthier choice.
Drop Biscuits
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup of whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup of oats, coarsely grounded
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 cup of canola oil
1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
6 oz of soy milk
Preheat oven to 350. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk liquid ingredients together in another bowl. Add liquid to dry and stir until mixed. Batter should be stiff. Drop onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-15min or until golden on top.
Thats it. Pretty easy. Now, just as a warning, it will taste really bland at first. But the more you eat them...the more they grow on you. They make a great snack or dessert. You can crumble a biscuit up in a bowl and pour some blended up strawberries on top...or add the buiscuit in a fruit salad to make it a bit more filling. Whatever you like. Enjoy! Tell me what you think of it after you try it, if you want.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Refashionista!

I am going to go on a mission trip to TN late in June. We will be painting and fixing up a house and sweating like pigs. So, I needed some shirts that I didn't mind getting gross and...painty. But I didn't want to wear a boring ugly tee....I wanted to still look unique. So while watching a movie I refashioned this old (fairly large) tee that my mom had. I don't know if you can see very well, but I cut the neckline to where it had a little V to it. Just for something different. Then I cut the baggy sleeves into strips and tied them together in knots. (I hope I'm explaining this ok...not too good at words today.)
In the end...I thought it looked rather peasanty. And alot better than it did before. So, if you have any tees that are too big or you're too embarrased to wear....try something like this. Or...do your own thing. Experiment like a mad man! MUUAAHHAAHHAA!!! Ok.... that was strange.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What I Learned Today....

How to Train Your Dragon is the cutest movie ever. I want a dragon!!!

Agave Nectar Issues

Ok so just yesterday I posted about different subs for sugary products, and Agave Nectar was one of them. Well, a friend pointed out to me some possible health issues with Agave Nectar. So I looked it up online and found a site that explains it pretty well. It's http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/issue-7/agave-nectar.php So read it...and use your judgement. My family decided that we won't be using it as much. My mom, cause of health problems, can't have honey. But because I am just doing this diet for weight loss, I can. So honey might be better, even thought it raises your sugar level. But one point the article made was that no sugar is really good for you. Whether it's honey, agave, stevia, etc. The less sweetness, the better... and your taste buds will adjust. I promise. Mine has already started! Health is a difficult concept isn't it? It's so hard to be healthy in todays world because of prices, pesticides, fructose corn syrup in everything.... on and on and on. We must not give up! Chin up, chest out and.....Onward!!!! lol

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Subs...

Ok so first off, for this diet, you can't use sugar in anything right? Right. So you need to find substitues....and Splenda doesn't count. Splenda is bad for you too...but I won't go there. So for this diet, here are three must haves for sweeteners. 1. First off, to substitute sugar, you need Stevia. It is a sugar like substance that comes from the stevia plant. It doesn't raise your blood sugar and is actually sweeter than sugar. Doesn't taste good by itself though...don't try it. 2. Next, you need a substitute for honey. What!! NO HONEY! Yes..no honey. Honey raises your blood sugar too. So, a sub for that is Agave nectar. It also comes from a plant...and does not raise your blood sugar. You can use this instead of sugar too. 3. And of course you can't have chocolate cause...duh...it has sugar in it. So, what my mommy found was this thing called MaraNatha All Natural Dark Chocolate Almond Spread. At first I thought it tasted nasty, but once you realize it's the closest thing to chocolate you're gonna get...you start loving it. It's great on pretzels or banannas or strawberries.
Well, that should get you started. Each thing can be found at your local Walmart....so give each one a try! Warning! It will take some getting used to!

Monday, May 24, 2010

New Diet

So, my mom has been on a very strict diet for about two years now. She cannot have any sugar, yeast, or vinegar because of a health problem. Somehow it effects her joints and gives her much pain. Because she can't have anything with sugar....or yeast (which means no bread!) she has lost a ton of weight. She weighs about 30 pounds less that me! So, what I'm getting at is that I need to lose at least 10lbs by the first week in July. GASP!!! So i am now officially on mom's diet. It's sooooo hard! I'm pretty much always like "Mom, can I eat this?" and she's usually like "um..no." If anyone is enterested in knowing more about this diet...and you want recepies or somthing. Let me know. To tell you the truth...I'm not even sure if anyone is reading this blog..... so, leave comments if you are!!! ta ta for now

What I Learned Today....

You should eat to live, not live to eat. my mom

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Amazing Chalk Pics

I got an email a while ago that had these really cool 3d chalk pics that this one guy drew. I don't know if it's totally true...cause with photoshop...anything can happen. But, I'm still impressed. Here are some of my favs. :)

What I Learned Today...

Straightening my hair is useless. It poofs all over again. grrrrrr...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Refashionista~Jeans

A couple weeks ago, I spent the night at a friend's house and spend several hours refashioning articles of clothing that needed spicing up. This here is a pair of shorts I cut and decorated. I took a old pair of jeans that were 1.Too short and.... 2.Had two ugly holes in the knees. ick. So, I cut them where the holes ended and cuffed them. Then the fun part....decorating! I cut patches out of cute material and ironed them on my jeans. (You have to buy a special stuff you stick to the patches before you iron it on....but the name escapes me. When I remember it, I'll tack it on the end of this post. Sorry...) Then I took thread and stitched around the patches...mostly just for looks. After all that, I took some really pretty lace and stitched it around the cuffs. That part didnt work as good as I would have liked...there is probably a better way out there...but that was what popped into my head first. Plus...this was my first time refashioning anything! So, my advice is...experiment and have fun. OH...and if you want to watch a movie while you do it, watch a movie that you've seen a ton of times because.... I didnt and...I dont remember a thing about the movie. he he he.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What I Learned Today

Everyother day or so, I'll be adding a "What I Learned Today" post. It's pretty much just where I write something that I learned on that particular day. Most of them will, no doubt about it, be stupid stuff that most of ya'll already knew. lol So, here's my first one. I learned that what I call purple grapes, are actually called red grapes. And what I call green grapes, are actually called white grapes. See...I bet you already knew that huh?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Something to Think About...

"For a believer, this (the world) is as bad as it gets.
For a non-believer, this is as good as it gets." Unknown

FBI

I got this off of a bookmark. I thought it was pretty powerful so I wanted to share it with everybody. Here goes! "The decision has been made, the die has been cast, and I have stepped over the line. As a disciple of Christ, I will no longer look back, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure. I'm finished with low living, sight walking, worldly talking, cheap giving, and tamed visions. I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, power, or popularity. I don't have to be right, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by faith, walk in victory, and labor in love. The road before me is narrow and rough, but His commission is undeniable, thus my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, deluded, delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presece of the enemy, pander at the pool of popularity, or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won't give up, shut up, let up, until I have prayed up, praised up, paid up, and spoke up for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I am a Christian, an Unashamed Firm Believer in Christ." Whoa....deep.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Homemade Envelopes

You can probably find this craft pretty much anywhere, but I decided to use the directions from the Nov '07 BRIO magazine. Here goes! "Carefully open an envelope all the way, including the glued flaps. Lay it flat. If you want, glue it to a piece of cardboard and then cut around it to make a template. Trace the shape of the envelope/template onto pages from magazines, wrapping paper, newspapers, or whatever cool paper from the pile. Cut out the pattern, fold it and glue the bottom flaps. If the paper is dark, just stick a label on the front before writing someone's name or address on it." Viola! Now I just need to try it myself.....

Friday, May 14, 2010

Funny t-shirts! Ha ha ha!

Hi ya. I found this site called snorgtees.com. They have tons of hilarious, sarcastic shirts! Warning! some of them are kinda offensive or rude....but the majority are not. So I thought I'd put some of my favorite ones on here. They made me laugh so hard....it's not even funny. Hope you get a laugh out of them...and check out the site. Don't pee in your pants now!