Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Musician's Friend Site

Since I have a brother who is a Music Major, I often hear him raving about this site, along with many other music-related sites. However, we will just focus on this one for today's exciting topic of "Web-find Wednesdays", woo! XD

The site is called "Musician's Friend" and it specializes in musical equipment. They have things listed by brand or by product or by instrument, and even have stuff for clearance. Anyway, if you are into music and play an instrument, maybe this website is something that you should check out. =)


Friday, March 18, 2011

Game Night!

Sometimes it is hard to get everyone in the family together in one room of the house, at least once a night, to do something together. If this is the case and you really want some family time, try to designate one hour for one day at least once a week. During this hour, all electronics (television, video games, radio, etc.) turn them off and sit at a table. Pick a favorite board game, grab a deck of cards, and for at least that one hour, play a game together and enjoy one another's company. Soon, maybe you can make it a daily thing. =)

Game Suggestion for Today: Apples to Apples. An interesting card game where players take red cards in their hands and try to gain green cards (taking red "apples" and trading them for green "apples").


Have fun and feel free to share your favorite games and family activities. =)


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Just a Splash of Color.....

Sometimes when you walk around your home, maybe you are feeling like you need to make a change, but where? It doesn't necessarily always have to be a big change, but even something small can make you feel more inspired.

Not too long ago, I decided to clean our living room and during the process I decided to change the curtains. Before we had these lace-like white curtains and in their place I hung two different colors. I hung sheer, yellow curtains over the windows that face the east and the sunrise, and I hung sheer, blue curtains over the windows that face the west and the sunset. Now, when I wake up in the morning and look out my bedroom door, I see a burst of warm yellow that brightens my morning and helps my day progress smoothly and with cheer, and when I sit on the couch and look out the windows towards the setting sun, the living room is cast in a cool, restful blue, bringing in the evening and helping us all to calm down and relax for the night.

So, not everything has to be a big change, start with something small, and soon you could find courage to take bigger steps. Have fun and find some inspiration this week! Please share any ideas or DIY's that you like or have done to boost yourself up. =)


Monday, March 14, 2011

Possible Inspiration.....

Quote: "Write about winter in the summer. Describe Norway as Ibsen did, from a desk in Italy; describe Dublin as James Joyce did, from a desk in Paris. Willa Cather wrote her prairie novels in New York City; Mark Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn in Hartford, Connecticut. Recently, scholars learned that Walt Whitman rarely left his room." -Annie Dillard

Monday, March 7, 2011

It's My Birthday! =D

Today is my birthday, woo-hoo! My mom took off from work and my one brother skipped all of his classes today and they took me out to lunch at a small restaurant in a city not too far away. It was very nice of them to do that and I enjoyed it very much. Many of my friends and my family have wished my "Happy Birthday" today and I am very thankful for that. I love them all! =D

Have a wonderful day everyone!


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Le sixième de Mars en l'année 2011.....=)

Today I am going to a surprise party for a friend of mine that I have known for quite some time. She is an awesome girl who is full of happiness and always has a good laugh ready to share. She is smart and caring and a wonderful friend and I am glad to have known her and to have met her when I did. She was one of my very first friends when I changed schools and I am glad to still know her now. So, despite the rain outside, my brother and I will be attending her party and I really hope that she likes it. Her boyfriend planned it and I hope that she is generally surprised. I bought her present. It's a gift card for Barnes and Noble. She loves to read, just like me, so I am sure that she will appreciate it.

Have a wonderful day everyone! And, I am still working on revisions for my first book. I have stopped all work on Book Three until I am sure that Book One's edits are complete, just in case I have to re-write anything else, I won't have too much else to change elsewhere. Ha! Let's just see how that goes. =P