Wednesday, December 10, 2014

12POC #2: Decorating Jeffica

Hello Lovelies!

One of my favourite parts of Christmas is picking out our Christmas tree. My family is religiously dedicated to this age long tradition. Every December, a few weeks before Christmas, we get in our van and drive to Ikea, where we all race around the tree lot, dragging around different trees to show my Dad.

Once we decide upon a tree, then we all must decide upon a name. Yes, a name. We name our Christmas trees. Don't ask me why, but about five years ago, we decided that it would be really neat if our Christmas trees had names. We've had Steve, Bob, Bella, Patrick and this year's model is Jeffica. We thought we needed another girl because we only had Bella in the past but we didn't want a stereotypical girl name, so of course, Jeffica was the most likely option.... welcome to my family.

Then came the amazing part of the Christmas tree tradition: welcoming Jeffica into the family with decorations, chocolates, Christmas music and lots of laughing.

We keep all the stumps of our
Christmas trees and use them as candle

Jonathan: Our tree is so fat this year!
Mom: Don't say that! *hugs tree* We love you just the way you are!

Love this guy so much. Excuse my paleness and the huge bags
under my eyes. ^^

Putting the lights on the tree.

"Did you take the picture yet, Sarah?"

Putting his favourite ornament, the drum,
on the tree.

My Dad is in charge of putting the metal hooks on the
ornaments every Christmas. He has dubbed himself
"The Hooker". And he giggles at it every year.

My favourite ornament; a sock monkey I got when I was thirteen.

My wonderful mother and Grandy (Grandma).

Lots of laughter.
Hanging the golden icicles. 

The final touch...

And the reveal!

Have a pretty picture of a merry-go-round ornament.

Welcome to the family Jeffica! We hope you enjoy your stay with us!

How do you guys decorate your Christmas trees? Our's is like a big scrapbook, filled with ornaments from all types of places. Handmade ones, store bought ones, ones that have been in the family for ages, toys, etc. Do you guys do real or artificial trees?

Quote of the Day 

A day without laughter is a day wasted. - Charlie Chaplin

Sunday, December 7, 2014

12POC #1: White Christmas

Hello Lovelies!

Welcome to the first post of 12 Posts of Christmas! Today I thought I would share with you my favourite Christmas movie and one of my favourite classics: White Christmas!

This movie was released in 1954 starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. It's a cute musical movie about an pair of friends from World War 2 who form a musical act and then meet two sisters who also have their own musical act. They both separately decide to go to Vermont for the holidays and end up meeting there again. They end up collaborating. 

I really like Danny Kaye a lot, he's one of my favourite classic actors. Bing Crosby has an incredible voice and I love the dynamics that form between the sisters and the friends. And the music in this movie is really wonderful. 

My family and I watch this movie every Christmas and it always makes me feel Christmasy. I've even been known to sneak it out at the end of the school year during exams. It's so cute and it always leaves me with a warm fuzzy feeling at the end. 

Here's the trailer!

What are your favourite Christmas movies? :) Leave a comment below and let me know!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

12 Posts of Christmas

Hello Lovelies!

The wonderful Ali(ce)(which do you prefer?), has come up with an incredible idea to do a 12 posts of Christmas tag throughout December! Every post has to be about a different aspect of Christmas. It could be your favourite Christmas movies, gifts, decorations, etc.

She has tagged me in it (thank you!) so for the next little while, I'll be doing a series of posts on Christmas! The goal is to get all 12 done by the new year.

I'm really looking forward to doing this! I think it will be really interesting to be able to write about my favourite time of the year and read other people's posts.

I tag:

Kat from (Almost) Completely Mad

Dominique McDonald from 18 Going On Thirty 

The girls from Our Daily Haven

And anyones else who is reading this who wants to do it! If you do accept and want to do posts on it, leave a comment with the link to your post. I'd love to read everyone's opinions on different Christmasy things!

Song of the Day

Kind of sad, but I've been loving this song recently. I get to sing it for the Christmas concert I'm taking part in next Saturday! :)

Monday, December 1, 2014

You Know You're Not a LOTR Fan If

- You can count all ten members of the fellowship.
- Gandalf the Black is totally the best character.
- Gollum is the coolest elf ever.
- Aragorn was the guy who blew up the Death Star, right?
- Hobbits is the masculine version of hobbies.
- Samuel and Fred are trying to destroy the necklace of power.
- Merry is a girl, right?
- They all live in metal earth.
- There's an evil nose on a giant stand near a mountain somewhere.
- The gnomes in the tress are Legless's siblings.
- Eowyn is a type of beer.
- A black rider is someone with a black belt in karate who can ride a pegasus.
- You absolutely love Gimli's bow and you want that axe named Sting.
- There's a horse that has something to do with faxing a shadow.
- Saurmon and Sauron are married.
- Fido lives in Bag Bottom.
- The mines of Maria are where Ganfalf's ring was made.
- Strider's real name is Aratoga and he's the rightful heir to the city of Gonper.
- The two plowers was your favourite book.
- There were nine rings given to the dwarves who are distantly related to the Barthog.
- Arwen and King Theodreadlock are madly in love.
- Shelob is a giant butterfly.
- Apparently, Boar Mirror's death was really sad.
- Biblo is Fido's great aunt.
- Elton lives in Drivenbell.

So, that happened. Hope you guys chuckled! Is anyone else still trying to come to terms with the fact that the last Middle Earth movie ever is coming out soon?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Changing Seasons

Hello Lovelies,

A little bit ago, I went on a hike with my family in the forest near my house. It had just snowed for the first time and I thought the contrast between the light dusting of snow and the golden leaves was really cool! It really showed the change of the seasons. So I brought my camera and took some pictures. My new background is actually a photo from that photo walk.

Walking into the forest. 

I love how tall the trees look
compared to my family. They're the
teeny, tiny people.

The forest floor, leaves and snow.

I think this is such a cool vantage point; the ice crystals
on the tree are so pretty!

I really, really like this picture. I
like the way the shadows fall and
the colours and the black dog.

Water drops that froze on the branches. 

Here it is, this is the background picture of my blog.

I love that there are icicles on the leaf. 

This little guy decided that my boot would be a perfect
place to rest for a bit. Which was perfect, because I decided
that him resting there would make a perfect picture.

My little brother running down the hill. He's so cute, I
love him to bits. 

I am actually super proud of this picture. I love the clarity
and I think the water droplets look so cool!

Are the seasons beginning to change where you guys are? Or do you have the same weather year round?

Picture of the Day

Yes please!

Monday, November 24, 2014

What's Up Apps

Hello Lovelies!

I'm a pretty big fan of apps. Not a huge fan, but pretty big. Anything that can make my life easier or more interesting is pretty cool by my standards. Recently, I've downloaded maybe... (checks phone) three new apps and they're all really cool so I thought I would share them with you. Now, I'm fairly behind on things. So while I'm going, "This new app is so cool!" you may be thinking, "Sarah, that app's been out for six months." Bear with me.


I love word games, but I typically hate math games, which is why I was kind of surprised that I enjoyed this game as much as I did. It reminds me of those tile games where you have an image and then they mix up the image and you have to slide the tiles to make the image right again. Does anyone know what they're called?
Anywho, I'm rambling again. It's a number game where to goal is to add same tiles together to eventually reach the 2048 tile. Every time you slide a tile, a new tile comes onto the grid. If you fill up the grid with numbers that don't match the ones next to each other you lose. It's a lot harder than it seems! Or maybe that's just my lack of mathematical skills.

The Hunt

The picture pretty much describes the app. I heard about this one from a youtuber, don't ask me which one because I honestly don't remember. Here it is only showing clothing, but you can upload pretty much any item on this app and people from all over will look for where you can buy it. It's handy and it actually works really well. You can also look through other people's 'hunts' to find the items for them or see what others have found. You can set price points or choose whether you want people to look for an exact match or just something close to your item.


Admittedly, I have known about this app for a while now. It was kind of always in the background on facebook or twitter or youtube, etc. But a few nights ago I thought, "You know what? Imma try this and see what I think." So I did. And it's genius. If you're like me and tend to like under rocks, I shall explain it to you. And if you know exactly what this is, you can see me rave and laugh at my behind-the-timeness. You can sign up for free and make playlists on the app. Then you can look at other people's playlists and see what they've created. Or you can go and listen to the Spotify's pre-made playlists, which I have been really enjoying. You just select a genre or mood and it'll play you like five hours of that kind of music. I love this app because I'm discovering all sorts of new music. It doesn't just play the top 50, which is why I'm liking it more than youtube. Also, you can listen to it and have your phone/ipod/device on sleep mode or be using a different app. And it'll still play!

Alright, there you go! The apps that I'm enjoying at the moment! I would highly, highly recommend Spotify. The Hunt is really great for finding stuff you see on Tumblr. And 2048 is a strategy game that is a lot of fun and makes you think.

Until next time!

Song of the Day - Backseat Serenade by All Time Low

I'm really enjoying this song right now. It's so intense and just awesome. I love the driving beat.

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Best Musician of All Time

Hello Lovelies,

I'm so happy. It's a PE day and it's my birthday and I'm going to see Mockingjay Part 1 tomorrow and I was listening to Daughtry and then I thought I would go back and look over my old blog posts.

So, I was looking overthem and I had a momentary heart attack when I realized, I HAVE NEVER DONE A POST ON DAUGHTRY! Daughtry is my all time favourite band and has been for about five years. I own almost every song they've ever put out.

I have two types of likes when it comes to musical artists. I have those I properly fangirl over, as in "OHMYGOODNESSWHYMUSTYOUBESOATTRACTIVEANDYOURMUSICANDGAHH." Bands like 5 Seconds of Summer and kind of One Direction (although the latter is starting to transfer to the other kind of like).

Then I have the other type, where I am in love with their music. I may not know the age, birth place or birthday of every member. Heck, I can't even name the backup musicians in Daughtry. But their music is something I can relate to on every level. It's what I listen to when I'm happy, when I'm sad, when I'm excited. Just, all the time. I couldn't care less about their looks, I just love the music they produce. It's amazingly written, I love the lyrics and the melodies and the vibes. Ed Sheeran fits this and so does Daughtry.

This is Daughtry.
I could rant and rave about how amazing they are until I'm blue in the face. But I'll spare you the lecture and show you the music instead. By the way, you need to know that I have managed to take four albums, over 50 songs and compile them into a small blog post. I think I deserve an award that says, "You are the Queen of narrowing things down to fit into your blog posts" or something like that. But heads up, this is going to be a long post.

I'm going to start with my favourites from his first album, titled "Daughtry".

1. Over You

I had this song on repeat for at least a year. I liked this guy but it had gone past the point of butterflies and into the point of "Flagnabbit! Why can't I get over you? I hate liking you!" Anywho, our friendship was kind of odd and fairly dysfunctional and I would sing this song over and over and when I finally did get over him, it was my victory song. I really like the song also as just a song, apart from my personal relation to it. It's very much a power song.

2. Crashed

I love this song. It's also my sister's favourite song by Daughtry. We'll turn this one up in the car and sing really loudly and roll the windows down. This one doesn't particularly have a personal connection, it's just a really good, rock song. Love the concept and the imagery. 

Honourable mentions: What About Now, Home, Used To, Feels Like Tonight

And now "Leave This Town". I think this one is probably my second favourite album by him. Or favourite. GAH, THIS IS SO HARD.

1. September

This is my favourite song. Ever. I have such a personal connection to this song. It's beautifully written. It starts off with a slower, almost regretful tone. As the song moves along, you realize that he's looking back on memories past, looking at where he is now and seeing that he is better off because of the memories. The guitars in this song add deepness to the song that no other instrument could capture. They become louder to emphasize different parts of the song and then quiet down to give the piece a thoughtful tone. The chimes at the beginning of the song give it an almost country fell. They make you feel like an old tumbleweed merely bounding along taking glances at things passed as you roll by. As the song draws to a close, the tempo slows, but in a peaceful way. It makes you feel like something has ended, that it’s final, that it’s finished. It's amazing and even after playing it over a thousand times (thanks iTunes for the count), I still get goosebumps listening to this song.

2. Tennessee Line

This song is almost more country sounding, a different feel for Daughtry. I really, really like this song and the nostalgic feel it has. It's very lyrical and melodic, definitely not beat driven like so many of his other songs are. And the fact that he's talking about Tennessee just makes it so much better. I really want to visit Tennessee one day. Anyone have any distant relatives that could put up with me for a week? ;)

3. No Surprise 

Yet another incredible power song. I love the way this song builds and grows. This one is also another one of my sister's favourites by Daughtry. The music video is also really cool. I like the way the band shots are set up.

Honourable mentions: Every Time You Turn Around, Open Up Your Eyes (sad), Learn My Lesson

Then Break the Spell...

1. Crawling Back to You

I really like the feel of this song, the way the melody starts so simply and the way it builds throughout the song. I also like the minor key of this song. It's not a super relatable song, but I like the way the lyrics are written. "Lessons learned/and bridges burned to the ground." Mwah! Amazing imperfect rhyme. Beautiful. And Daughtry's voice is just so intense.

2. Outta My Head

Alright, this one's very relatable. I would listen to this one with 'Over You'. First, I love the almost bare minimum feel. It's like they only used a set of drums, a guitar and him. Second, I love, love the message. I mean, it was like this guy had read every thought I'd ever had towards this guy and put them in a song. "Just when I think you're gone/You come back and turn it on/And just like a simple song/I can't get you outta my head". Definitely relatable. This album was filled with songs like this one and at the time it was completely relatable. Unfortunately for me, about two weeks after it was released,  I got kicked in the head and had a concussion for six months, which kinda put the binge listening on hold. 

There are so many great songs on this album! It's so hard to narrow them down!

3. Start of Something Good

This was a different sound for Daughtry, it contrasted with much of the album, but I'm really glad he included it. It has such an innocence and sweetness. I really like it, because it's sweet and sappy, but it talks about it just being the beginning, not the end, not a goal that's been achieved. I guess the only way I can think to describe it is innocent. It's about liking someone and being a bit nervous and not wanting to scare the other person away, but knowing that there's something between the two of you that's good and finally telling that person. 

Honourable mentions: Break the Spell (love this song, kinda like Outta My Head), Maybe We're Already Gone, Louder Than Ever

Alright, unless you are absolutely loving this and can't stop, go take a five minute break. Eat a cookie. Jog around your living room. Hug someone. We're three quarters of the way through!! 

Alright, final album and either my favourite or second favourite: Baptized! I literally love every song off this album. So you're going to get more than three songs. Sorry but not really that sorry. :*)

1. Waiting for Superman

I love, love, love this song so much. I love the beat and slightly more pop-y sound. I love the theme. I love the way he portrays the girl as imperfect. The lyrics are incredibly amazing. "She's talking to angels, counting the stars, making a wish on a passing car. She's dancing with strangers, falling apart, waiting for Superman to pick her up". The music video is so sweet as well. Every time I hear the line "And she smiles, oh the way she smiles" I smile. Every time. 

2. Wild Heart

The lyrics are what truly make this song. They're just so clever. I really love the message; I find it encouraging and sweet. It's basically about this girl who was so free and bright and smart and "wild" but her life hasn't been kind to her and her "wild heart" has been dimmed and he's saying, "I know you're still in there! I know you still have your wild heart. Take me back to it." Favourite lyrics from this song are "You would rock around the ball room/dance in the bar." I just think it's such a cool contrast and really clever. 

3. 18 Years

I really love this song. I know I keep saying that, but hey, that's what makes Daughtry my favourite artist. This song is so nostalgic, I love it. I love nostalgic songs. It's basically about these two people who were childhood friends and now they're older and looking back on their childhood/teen memories. The video above, is actually a music video I filmed, directed and edited and I'm actually pretty proud of it!

4. Cinderella 

This song hits me right in the feels. It's so adorable. It's this guy who is writing a song to his love but it's not poetical or perfect or even pretty. It's not deep or flowery. It's real. It's just... just listen to it. I can't explain it. It's a ukelele and this guy just singing to his girl. It's like he's trying to write something sweet and romantic but this is what he comes up with and it's way better.

Honourable mentions: Literally every other song. But at the top would be Baptized, I'll Fight, Broken Arrows and Traitor.

We did it!! Yay!! 
I loved writing this post and I hope you enjoyed reading it/listening to it! :) 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Dictionary of Me

Hello Lovelies!

So it came to my attention today, that I say stuff. Yes, I say stuff. And often, people have no idea what I'm talking about what I say this stuff. Or, I'll say something so genius that people are like, "Woah, you're a genius." So for your benefit and mine, I've decided to create a list of some of the things I say that are either incredibly weird or incredibly genius or both. A Sarah Dictionary if you will.


Meaning: Combination of doofus and goof.
Use: Affectionately when someone does something goofy and stupid. Often used around little brothers or dramatic friends. e.g. "You're such a goofus."

Shluppy (I don't think I can take credit for this one, but enough people have given my blank looks when I use it that I think it would be good to include it)

Meaning: Lazy, messy clothing or hair style or attitude

Use: On saturdays or sundays when you feel lazy or don't want to do anything. e.g. "Just let me change into my shluppy pants."


Use: In frustration or disappointment.

Would you like it alphabetically or chronologically? 

Use: As a comeback, particularly when asked, "What did I ever do to you?"

Poo Sticks

Use: When frustrated, especially when doing poorly at Mario Kart.

Awesome Sauce

Use: When something is so awesome that just saying awesome is not enough. The sauce adds awesomeness. It's awesome sauce.

Confuzzled (Pretty sure this one isn't mine either)

Use: In absolute confusion. Particularly if there are fuzzy things involved.

Ooh! And, as I'm sure you've noticed, I changed the background and little icon picture last night. I was getting bored of it. I'm still not entirely certain about the little picture of me and if it matches the background alright. What do you guys think?

Quote of the Day
Dictionary: Opinion expressed as truth in alphabetical order. - John Ralston Saul

Monday, November 17, 2014

FOUR - My Review

Hello Lovelies!

So it's been almost a month... oops.

Life has been increasingly busy, but I'm back now! I have a whole slew of post ideas and a bit more free time, both good things!

So last night, One Direction's new album officially dropped. Because I was up doing school, I was able to listen to it and it's pretty good! So I figured I would do kinda what I did when Ed Sheeran's newest album came out and do a sort of review of my favourite songs. And just like before, the songs appear by the order they are on the album, not by preference.

1. Ready To Run

Recently, I've loved the idea of running away, not as escape, but just to be spontaneous. Just ditch everything and go on an adventure! This has some great lyrics that talk about that. "This time I'm ready to run/ escape from the city and follow the sun". It's not my favourite off the album, but it has a catchy vibe and some clever lyrics, so it makes the list.

2. Where Do Broken Hearts Go

I feel like all of the guys are vocally strong in this song. It really shows off the differences in their voices. That's probably my favourite part of this song, the vocals. It talks about making a mistake in a relationship, regretting it and trying to find them and make up. Having been single as a pringle my whole life, it isn't an incredibly relatable song, but the lyrics are really well written, lots of literary devices.

3. Fool's Gold

I really, really like this song. It talks about liking someone who doesn't feel the same way and isn't what they seem. It basically talks about the fact that you're falling for fool's gold. Even though you know what you see and what you feel isn't real. I know I can relate to this. It's a slower song and I really like the lyrics. I know I continually go on about lyrics but they can either make or break a song and I love 'em.

4. Night Changes

Hands down my favourite song off the album. First, I love the melody and vibe. The melody is really pretty and the vibe is so peaceful. It makes me think of skating on a lit rink at night while the snow is slowly falling and there's no wind. I can almost hear the sound of ice skates against the ice when I hear it. What I take away from the song is that we're getting older and things change so fast, but the relationship isn't going to change. And I really love some of the lyrics. Like "he's waiting/hides behind a cigarette" or "her mother doesn't like that kind of dress/reminds her of the missing piece of innocence she lost"? Pure geniusness. I love the nostalgic feel this song has.

5. Fireproof

I really liked this song when I first heard it and I still really like it. It's just a very happy, positive song without the bubblegum pop that One Direction has previously had. It has a more mature, acoustic sound to it. The harmonizing is really nice and the lyrics are cute.

6. Clouds

This is definitely a power song. Something to belt into a hairbrush on your bed, if you know what I mean. Definitely a more mature song. I like that it's really guitar driven and it has more of a minor sound to it. I think my favourite part is the verses, the chorus reminds me of Mary Poppins and I have absolutely no idea why. But whenever I listen to the chorus, I just think of Mr. Banks walking back from the bank. Speaking of which! Has anyone seen Saving Mr. Banks? If not, watch it! It's incredible.

7. Act My Age

I'm not going to deny it, I laughed when I first heard this song. Hard. The intro started and I was in stitches. It's like pirate meets gospel meets 21st century meets 80s pop ballad. And then the bridge sounds like a Christmas song. And then you have some Snow White and the Seven Dwarves whistling. I know it sounds odd, and admittedly, it is odd. Very odd. But it's also very good. I can sort of imagine Merry and Pippin in a bar dancing on a table with their pints in this song.

Whole Album
I liked this album a bunch. There were some songs that I'm 'meh' about. Some of them sound pretty similar. The best word I can think of to describe this album is vibe. I know that isn't really specific but it just has lost of vibes. Happy vibes. Nostalgic vibes. Sad vibes. Vibey vibes. Generally, I do really like the new sound they're developing. I really hope that they'll be able to smoothly move from a boy band to a band band and I think they're doing a good job starting that transition.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Derpcon and the Proper Reveal of Me

Hello Lovelies,

So, I didn't win Derpcon. :( To be completely honest, I wasn't expecting to, so I wasn't that disappointed. But, I think some of my other costumes were actually pretty creative so I figured I'd at least share some of them with you! :)
Today I'm Platinum. With the ability to win anyone
 a Platinum record, I'm exploring strange new
 keeks, seeking out new fans and hopefully
going where no 5SOS fan has gone before.
 Sick of boring tea party after boring tea party? Fear not, the
Rad Hatter is on her way! Bringing fun to good
girls everywhere, she'll turn any event into a party!
I'm Co-Z. So chill, I make Canada look hot. 

And here's pictures of me NOT as a superhero so you know that I don't usually look like this.

Staring into the DEPTHS OF YOUR SOUL.

Happy hat.

Shameless selfies? 

Well, so that was a lot of pictures of me. I apologize to your eyeballs. 

Song of the Day - Just the Way I'm Not by All Time Low

When I was about thirteen, my friend introduced me to All Time Low and I thought, "Oh my goodness! These guys are amazing!" And in true Sarah fashion, I then proceeded to completely forget about them. And then last week or so, I found them again and have been listening to about eight of their songs on repeat. This one is currently my favourite out of the eight. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Derpcon Day 1 Entry

Hello Lovelies!! 

This is just going to be a short, itsy bitsy, leetle post today. The contest for Derpcon in Canada was posted and I'm really, really excited and really, really nervous. Between now and the 27th, we have to upload an original superhero costume to Instagram. We can post one original picture a day. 
And I thought I would show you my costume for today cause I'm actually pretty proud of it. :) 

Realizing that this is the first time you guys actually get to see my face, I should probably just clarify that my hair is not usually this colour. 

So this is me as Kaleidoscope! Go me! 

Tomorrow is going to be a metallic alien called 'Platinum'.... 

Song of the Day - Everday Superhero by Smash Mouth

It's only appropriate...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Hello Lovelies!

Do you ever realize how lucky you are to have people in your life? People who care about you and take time to talk to you and are interested in you? Over the past week or so, I've really started to realize it.

I have some pretty amazing friends.
I have friends who really make me smile, who can really brighten up any day just by having a conversation.
I have friends that I would trust with my life, who's advice I greatly value.
I have friends that I can argue and debate with, with the understanding that we're not taking personal shots, we just love playing the devil's advocate.

I have a great family.
My eleven year old brother came down this morning and the first thing he did was hug me. He's a dedicated 5SOS fan (props to me), a caring, sweet, sensitive guy who always is interested in what I'm doing.
My thirteen year old sister is probably the most down to Earth person I know. She likes to joke that she's a girl version of Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy, but she's so much more than that. We share the same sense of humour and have numerous inside jokes, she is insanely musically and creatively gifted and I love her to bits.
My fifteen year old sister is incredible. We fan girl over shows together, our conversations are truly unique and she always has a different perspective on situations that I never would have considered. No one ever believes that we're related. She's tall, blonde and tan with no freckles and I'm short, brunette, pale as a snowman with tons of freckles.
My mum is my cheerleader and my support system. I honestly cannot believe the amount of driving around she does every day, pretty much all day, just to support our interests. She teaches my two youngest siblings, she cooks meals for us everyday, and she unfailingly does it without complaining.
My dad is always interested in my life. He makes attempts to engage in my life and wants to know all about the "teen culture" (he read The Maze Runner on his flight to Charlotte). He's supports all my hobbies and passions, always helping me further them.

My music teachers are amazing too.
My songwriting/guitar teacher is one of the most amazing, inspirational people I know. He encourages me to run after my dreams and not give up when things get hard.
My singing teacher is so bubbly and helpful and laughs more than any other person I know.

And I'm so thankful for you guys. It is such a nice feeling to know that I can post whatever I want on here and you guys will be understanding, even if it doesn't make any sense.

So whether you are an internet person or someone I know in real life, thank you for being in my life.

Song/Video of the Day - Good Girls by 5SOS

Did anyone else go ballistic over this video?! It's probably one of my favourite songs from the album and it makes me so happy that we actually got a video that had something to do with it. Don't Stop anyone? ;)  So proud to be a Mikey girl right now. I feel like everyone who's been calling him ugly for years finally woke up. Mwuahahaha. >:)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Day Dreams

Hello Lovelies!

Happy October! I'm so happy it's fall. The trees are turning colours and it's rainy lots and I'm getting out my sweaters and scarves. *Happy Sigh*.

Today, as I'm doing my homework, my mind can't help drifting off to pleasanter places (5 points for alliteration).  I just can't help it! Especially now that it's autumn and it's currently rainy and I can hear the sound of the rain hitting the window.

I think one day, I'd like to live in a row house. But not an ugly row house. A pretty one. Maybe like this one.

Or this one. I love the colours.

And I'd have a cat. I don't know why I'd have a cat, but it seems to fit. I'd drink lots of tea and wear my hair up in messy buns and wear lots of large sweaters. I'd have an old fashioned type writer and in the evenings, my friends and I would walk into the city to the little coffee shop that we loved and talk about literature or music or something wonderful. And there would be a little record shop around the corner from my little row house. Because of course, I'd have a record player.

Maybe there would be a guy with brown eyes who always worked there when I came in on Wednesday afternoons. And we might have the same taste in music and one day he'd give a recommendation and I'd invite him to our join coffee shop group and we'd become great friends. Great friends with endless possibilities of where we might end up.

Maybe it'd be New York. Maybe it'd be a little town in England. Maybe it'd be as close as Toronto.

On the other hand, I'd love to live in a cute little country house. Somewhere in Britain. Maybe Wales. I've heard Wales is nice and my ancestors are from there. Ooh, or Ireland.

A little house like this one.
Or this one.

During the days, I might work at the bakery that was a few minutes into town. Or as a part time journalist of the newspaper. Or a photographer. On my days off, I'd spend the days reading in all the little, cute corners my house would have, writing, visiting friends or walking the few acres that I would have as my backyard. I'd wear long skirts some days when I wanted to feel like Elizabeth Bennet, but other days, I'd just opt for leggings and a comfy shirt. 

During the nights, I'd take my acoustic guitar and my song book and head to the small cafe or pub in town. The warm lights from the inside shining out on the streets. And I'd go in and play a set to a group of familiar and unfamiliar faces, maybe make a bit of money off the tips, maybe not. I wouldn't care. I'd just be happy to be playing my music and having a good time. 

I'd have a group of friends there too. A group of friends that people would look at and wonder how we all managed to get along. We'd all be so different and we'd have our little squabbles and fights but we would all really love each other.

Maybe there'd be a guy, maybe there wouldn't. Either way, I'd be happy because it would be because I wanted it that way.

There are so many options! So many possibilities. Sometimes it's dreadfully overwhelming, other times I love thinking it through, imagining how it might turn out. What's the opposite of nostalgic? That's what I am right now.

Song of the Day

Lately, I've been listening to a bunch of Ed Sheeran. Well, more than usual I should say. Did anyone see his iTunes Festival performance?! Insane, just, there are no words. I mean, his Bloodstream performance?! Mind boggling. Anyways, I've been enjoying listening to this song as I drift off into la la land. It's so soothing and pretty and I love the voice his voice matches this song. It's probably my favourite version of "The Parting Glass".

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Hello Lovelies!

Long time, no see! Gotta love the craziness of the beginning of the school year. These last few weeks have just been hectic. I was sick with a nasty virus for a week, then I was in Belleville helping my mum help my Grandpa who's currently in the hospital. Then my songwriting class that I'm teaching started up. You get the gist.

I could write a completely random post right now, with tons of little stories of life and completely unrelated thoughts that would probably make no sense, but I decided to have pity on your brains and not confuse you to death. Go me!

Instead, I'm going to do a posting on the fall fair I went to just a little while back. And get this... they had a demolition derby. It was so cool and my brother may have been just a little bit scared of me. I may or may not have gotten really into it and started yelling at the drivers... oops.

So without further rambling, enjoy the pictures!

This turkey was so fat and it was one of the funniest things
ever. It looked like one of those fluffy pillows with a beak.


Isn't he adorable? I just wanted to take him home with me
and keep him forever. Maybe put him in my bath tub...

Chitty chitty bang bang we love you... luckly this was not
one of the cars they destroyed later that afternoon.
Kay, before you look at the next pictures, I just want to say that I have over 300 pictures of the demolition derby so y'all better appreciate that I narrowed it down to five. ;)




Pow! (I should seriously do the little action bubbles in
comic books, I know all the words).

OOOH! Look at the air that one car got!

I love pumpkins. I love pumpkin flavoured and pumpkin
pie and roasted pumpkin seeds and jack'o'lanterns. I love
the fact that the pumpkin's just like, "Hey, I'm orange
and I'm cool and there's nothing you can do about it.
Excuse me whilst I go be awesome and sit on this hay bale
and be orange. Bam"

My brother called this the punk sheep. I had taken it upon
 myself to name it Michael Clifford. You're welcome.

I really like this picture. It just feels so small towny and cute.
I have no idea who the guy and girl are in the plaid holding
the cotton candy and drink, but thank you for looking
so cute in my fall fair picture.

Ferris wheel! I like this picture too...

My wonderful father, who I love dearly, decided
that he wanted to photograph my brother and I
on the Ferris Wheel. Every time we would come
around to where he was standing, he'd take a picture.
So I have like ten pictures of my brother and I doing
super weird faces.
I only just now realized that you guys have never actually seen a picture of my face, haha. Here I am thinking, "Yeah, they all know what I look like," but you don't. Unless you're creepy and stalked me and somehow found my house and therefore know what I look like. Or you actually know me outside of the interweb. Do you guys want a picture of my face? I can call it...(dramatic pause)... "The Reveal" DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNN.

Oh and 5SOS fans out there, DERPCON?!??!! *Internally freaks out*

Quote of the Day

That's one of the great things about music. You can sing a song to 85,000 people and they'll sing it back for 85,000 different reasons. - Dave Grohl