May 29, 2015

Fashion Friday//Maleficent


I love Disney! I found the adorable movie print tank top and then decided to make a look inspired by her. I don't think I'd ever actually wear this unless I was a t a comic-con or something like that, but I still love it >-< Do you like it?

May 25, 2015

Beauty Blogging?

Today I'm skipping Devo Monday to introduce a new idea. I'm thinking of starting to review beauty products!
I have recently fallen in love with the art of makeup. So I was thinking, since I like it so much, why not try writing about it?
In no way, am I an expert, but maybe I could start down that road? Reading beauty blogs and watching YouTube tutorials has become a new hobby of mine, so I decided to maybe give it a try myself! 
If anyone has any tips as to how getting started, reviewing products, how to email companies about reviewing their products, I would LOVE it if you commented or emailed them to me! 

May 24, 2015

Creative Blogger Award!

A while ago, Archie, over at A Bundle of Contradictions, nominated me for the Creative Blogger Award. Little did I know, when you are nominated, you post five facts about yourself and then tag 5 more bloggers you follow.

So Archie, I'm sorry I am so late, but here is this post, dedicated to you ;) Everyone please go check out her blog. She is so philosophical and mature and I hope that someday I can write like her!
Here are my 5 facts!
  1. I started my first blog when I was 10 years old called Brenna's Booklist. I guess I'm not very creative when it comes to names XD. But since then, I have 4 others, including this one, and 2 of them are with some good friends of mine. Sadly, only this one is active at the moment. 
  2. According to my parents, I have always tried to change my name. Most people, when reading my name, automatically insert an 'a' to make Breanna, and that always got on my nerves. I guess I've always tried to be change it, and maybe that is why I like acting so much! I remember one day I had to go to a craft camp with some of my friends and I wore my hair slightly crimped, and I was so excited because I thought people wouldn't be able to recognize me! I was going to tell them my name was Alice and it was going to be so fun, but I walked in and they were all, "Hey Brenna!" That was the end of that.
  3. I have changed schools a lot! If you count Pre-Kindergarten, I've gone to 1 Pre-K, 1 normal Kindergarten, 2 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and most likely 2 high schools. Oddly enough, I haven't ever really felt like an outcast when I go to a new school. The feeling of being new ends pretty quickly once you make yourself comfortable, instead of waiting for someone else to make you comfortable. 
  4. I am secretly obsessed with flowers and plants. I don't know when or how it started, but I just love flowers! In my room right now I have my baby, my moon cactus and a small bouquet of tulips from my show last night. And multiple drawings and paintings of flowers. What's happening to me. I'm turning hippie! 
  5. Speaking of hippie, my class at school has a running joke that I'm actually a hippie/hipster from Canada. FIRST of all, Washington is in America. I've never actually been to Canada, heard it's nice though, eh? SECOND of all, yeah, that's probably true. I think I'm turning into a hipster sort of thing. Ironic.
There you go! Now then, who should I nominate...I apologize if you have already gotten this award but here are some amazing bloggers that should be recognized more often! Nominees if you haven't already done so, you're supposed to write 5 facts and then nominate more people, but if you don't want to, you don't have to.
So sorry um to continue with my list
That's all for today, folks! Hope you liked it! 

May 21, 2015

How to Handle Being Busy

Hi guys! I've been rather busy lately especially of the after school variety (Aladdin!!!) so having to be ready for the most has become a little more real to me! This will probably seem like nothing to most of you but I've never really been the kind of girl in all the clubs and sports after hours, so it's a lot for me!
Here are some hopefully helpful ideas that can save you time and come to the rescue when life happens!

+Have at LEAST 2 ways to get into where you are going. Whether it's a door, a janitor, a back road or the digits of someone that is already there, I HATE being late! So know somebody that can help you get in if you can't by yourself. I have found it really helpful to know people on the inside ;)

+Always have a snack on you. You have no idea what a big difference a granola bar can do to your mood. Try not to eat super sugary foods when you are rushing around town, because you will crash and burn!!! Also, eating too much at once and then having to keep moving SUCKS! Don't make yourself miserable.
Be smart

+If you are wearing fancy shoes that hurt your feet or give you blisters, bring socks, band-aids and comfy shoes! A lot of people roll their eyes when others complain about shoe problems because they chose to wear those, right? Well be resourceful and bring a change! I recommend flip flops because they can be shoved in a back pack without being heavy or taking up much room.

+Your attitude is so important omg You guys! When your life is moving fast, you're bound to trip! Being okay with tripping is essential to dealing with this stuff. Be happy shake it off and laugh! You are okay.
Sometimes when you are too caught up and stressed out and you need to lay on the floor and cry for a little bit, that's awesome too, just not every night, that's unhealthy.
Being stressed out all day every day is most likely not worth everything you are doing. If you need to take a night off and have some alone time, do it! Say no to going out. Breaks are good so that you can be fully focused when you need to be busy. :)

So sorry for the extremely long post, but it's Tech Week at the theatre and the show opens tomorrow, so I felt bad for not posting anything fun this week. I hope you enjoyed/got something out of this post, leave a comment if I missed something, and don't forget to click follow!

May 18, 2015

Devo Monday//Representing

Hello! It's Devotion Monday and today I'm looking at how we talk :)

Being a Christian means that we are "not of this world." Different. And it doesn't mean we are always cool. One way I see that a lot is through our speech. When we talk, we need to represent Christ. 2 Timothy 2:16 says "But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness" 

I'm not saying that ALL CHRISTIANS DON'T CURSE AND THEY ONLY TALK ABOUT JESUS THAT'S IT. Because that is not true. We aren't perfect, but we do need to represent Him with our words and actions. 
So next time you have a conversation with someone, specifically a non-believer or new Christian, remember that you are on this Earth to represent the love of Christ. Not to be the coolest person ever. It's really challenging, but we can work on it together :D 
So what do you think? Easy? Hard? Let me know in the comments
Have a great week everyone!

May 17, 2015

How to Be More Confident

As you may know, I am entering freshman year of high school next year. And, due to the school system, we have so many high schools that if you don't go to the one by your house, you won't know anybody, and I have made that decision.

So I have started looking at, you know, good ways to start off high school, that kind of thing, and I came across a TED Talk about confidence that I really enjoyed

If you don't have time to watch a lady talk about the science of being empowered for 18 minutes (look it up), here is a quick and concise version!

Basically, she said fake it till you make it! Definitely be yourself, but by acting confident, you will become more confident and even the stress hormones in your body will go down. If you literally act powerful, like spreading out, making yourself bigger. In the wild, leader or "alpha" animals stand taller as a way to intimidate people. That works for humans too!

It goes both ways. Sitting with your arms and legs crossed and your head down certainly doesn't help. Studies have shown when you sit like that the stress hormone levels rise.
 Start making it a habit. Stand taller. Uncross your your arms, it makes you seem more open. Smile. You'll seem more open and happy about what you are doing and people are more likely to talk to you.

May 15, 2015

Fashion Friday//Panda


I found this really cute panda top, and then picked out the TOMS because they are from a charitable organization, and then added the jeans, glasses and bamboo watch, which I really love!
Also, I really love pandas. I have a stuffed animal toy from when I was very little, and since my parents always went away on this weekend every year, for their anniversary, I celebrated my HALF BIRTHDAY with my stuffy, Daniel
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May 12, 2015


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Blue Ice Cream//It's A Fine Fine Life!

It's another week of linking up with Allie at Reckless! It's a fine, fine life!

Last Friday, I went on a trip with the Beta Club at my school to King's Island in Ohio. I'd never been there before and I haven't gone on a big roller coaster before...
I'm scared of heights...and I don't trust the machinery. So that was fun! I rode a grand total of 4 rides.
Only one of those was a roller coaster. In "Planet Snoopy". The kids place. I liked it :) It wasn't ridiculously high, didn't look like a death trap, so I figured, why not? I rode it twice and each run lasted about 30 seconds so it wasn't too shabby.
I ate their famous blueberry ice cream, which didn't taste much like blueberries, but was still pretty good. I also experienced Dippin' Dots for the first time!
It was a fantastic day, and even though I didn't go on any real roller coasters, I have no regrets

May 11, 2015

Devo Monday//Relax

"Even to your old age and gray hairs
    I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
    I will sustain you and I will rescue you."

Isaiah 46:4
I really liked this verse that my friend JULIA showed me~ It is saying that when you grow up, and go throughout life, God will STILL be there! So take a deep breath, take a few steps back and see how much the Lord has provided for you. When you trust in Him, dealing with sin and life in general is just so much easier, because you know that whatever happens is for His glory and His plan, and he will rescue you. :) Have a good week

May 9, 2015

5 Tips For Beating a Cold

Guess who has a cold! It's me! But don't worry, I've become an expert at getting over it as fast as you can.

 I kind of like being sick sometimes, because beside all the ickiness, you get a chance to catch up with yourself. But anyway, that's not the point. Here are some tips (in no order)  I have found really helpful:

  1. STEAM!If your head is clogged, and you need to keep moving with your life, start a really hot shower. Don't get into it, just sit in the hot room and let your nose run out. It's like your own sauna! If you don't want to waste water, then you can put some steamy water into a bowl, then lower your face over it and put a towel over both your head and the bowl so that the steam can't get out. Please make sure you can still breathe :) This is good especially if you are a singer and need to get over this fast!
  2. HYDRATE! I actually Googled why fluids are good for the cold, and I found an article that said liquids don't necessarily beat infection, but it is still important to be properly hydrated. Back in January when I was travelling I got a bad cold, so my grandma took me to Starbucks and got a jasmine-mint tea that had half lemonade and half water. I drank those like they were made of gold!
  3. AVOID CAFFEINE! I don't know why, but multiple people and internet resources have told me never to drink caffeine when you are sick. That includes coffee (go decaf!), some teas, sodas and too much chocolate. It sucks being hyped up on goofballs and not allowed out of the house, anyway. 
  4. CLEAN! You don't want to spread it do you? Take an anti-bacterial wipe and go over doorknobs, light switches, phones, keyboards, steering wheels, anything you touch a lot. It mentally makes at least me feel better, that I'm not living in a complete germ-fest. 
  5. RELAX! If I don't have a fever, normally my parents still make me go to school, but if it's really bad, you need to rest! Take some ibuprofen or Tylenol if you are in pain and lay down. Watch a movie or read a book associated with good memories, and be happy. it's a good way to distract yourself, but also, you don't want to be sick AND depressed, because that could hurt your health even more. 
Get well soon!
Please pray for the cast of Aladdin, it's 2 weeks until opening night and everyone is getting sick :( 

Stay happy and healthy everyone! 

May 8, 2015

Fashion Friday//Jamie Grace

Jamie Grace is a new-ish Christian singer that I have seen in concert a few times. Her story is amazing so if you haven't heard it, look it up! Of course a crucial part of her outfit is her white boots but unfortunately I couldn't find a good pair that suited her.
Jamie Grace's style is very young and exciting. She dies her hair pink, talks about boys, wears dresses, dreams of marriage. She is a fresh 20-something with a thick Georgia accent who loves the Lord. I find her very inspirational so I decided to pay her a tribute :)
PS in concert I saw her wearing cute socks so I added some in this!
Jamie Grace

May 7, 2015

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

I read this book a while back, but I forgot to write about it, and the book was so good, I figured I should still share it :)
To All the Boys I've Loved Before is about a girl named Lara Jean who lives with her 3 sisters, and is a bit of a romantic. For every boy she ever liked, she writes them a love letter, kind of as an outlet for her feelings and also for closure. She keeps all her letters in a hatbox her mother gave her before she died. 

One day, a friend of hers asks her why they got a love letter from her in the mail. WHAT? All of her letters were mailed out! And her special hatbox is missing! All of the boys got their letters and ask her about it, and she is extremely embarrassed, I know I would be!

PLUS, she has things going on with her sister's ex-boyfriend and that makes the whole situation worse. I can't do this book justice, it sounds like a high school musical but it is so much better than that. All I can say is, please read it. It is written toward teen girls, so if you like girly books, I'd recommend! I think it was tumblr, if you know what I mean ;) Very sweet book.

May 5, 2015

Final Countdown//It's A Fine, Fine Life!

>>I am linking up with another blog, Reckless which links every Tuesday. You can do it too, just use the picture, link to Allie's blog and write about something beautiful in your life<<
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Summer is so close! My school gets out June 5th, and I can't believe I've been living in Kentucky for almost a year! So here's my fine, fine, FINAL COUNTDOWN until summer!

  1. Get used to this new Chromebook I just bought yesterday! Yay!
  2. K-PREP Testing-I've never taken the K-PREP, so I'll have to figure it out as I go.
  3. Perform Aladdin (which is going great btw) This week is choreography so yeah, if you're in the theatre, I sympathize.
  4. Survive field trips to Kentucky Kingdom and King's Island, and I've never been to either of those places
  5. Graduate middle school!!!
Then SUMMER! I am so excited to see what hot, humid, Kentucky summer is like when you actually know people here...ok, maybe not that excited for the weather, it's out to kill me, but at least this year I have friends! 
>>QotD: What do you have to do until summer break? Do you have testing too?<< 
Oh yeah, I forgot to thank you! Thanks you guys, for 3000+ page-views, so let me know if you have any post requests, I'd be happy to write them. :) Have a great day

May 4, 2015

Devo Monday//Friendship

In this day and age, teenagers a lot of times, classify themselves with their friends.
So if you have a lot of friends, you are popular, no matter how good or bad they are for you, or how well you know them. 
That societal norm is rather unfortunate, and it leads countless young people down paths where they would never go if that hadn't had that influence on them... if that makes sense. 
You feel?
I'm not really sure what we can do about it, other than to not classify ourselves or others by popularity, seeing as we're all equal people. 
Aaaaaanyway, Proverbs 27:17 says "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."
From a Christian mindset, that means that people influence one another, so we should surround ourselves with people who won't influence us to be sinful or tear us down. Instead, have encouraging friends that will help you grow in your walk with God, and you can help them in return. THIS DOES NOT MEAN that you should only be friends with those that share your beliefs. Sometimes to grow your faith you have to be challenged, and besides, you can't make disciples of people that already are. Make good friends, with people that won't hurt you all the time. And remember to have community and fellowship with other believers as well. Christianity is based on relationships with Jesus first, then others. Make friends and make them well :) Have a great week
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Star Wars Day!

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Happy Star Wars Day! If you don't know me personally, I love Star Wars, as does my father before me. So today I celebrate by wearing my C3PO & R2D2 t-shirt and humming the theme song in my head. A little something like 
buuummmm bummmmm bababa buuuuuuuhbum bababa buuuuuuuhbum bababuuuuuuuuuuuuum
And yes, of course I'm looking forward to the seventh movie! But please, today I beg you, don't go up to a Star Wars fan with the Vulcan greeting and say "May the Fourth Be With You" because I will find you and I will smack you. That is stupid and disrespectful. xD No seriously
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