Photo a day: day 30

Day 30: Something you own that isn’t considered normal

So once upon a time my mom won tickets to see David Cook in concert. I was gonna go with her, but then she found out it was at a casino. Even though no alcohol was gonna be served, I couldn’t go. I was heartbroken. Because my mom was 2 feet away from the stage. And then everyone who went there got his autograph and had a picture taken with him. Like, really? Way to rub it in my face. But hey, my mom gave the picture to me, so it’s (almost) all good.

Until next time, Em 🙂


Photo a day: day 29

Day 29: Your bag

So this is actually my mom’s bag, but since she wasn’t using it, I decided to “borrow” it… she got it at a farmer’s market in Portland, OR and now I really want to go get one for myself!


Until next time, Em 🙂

Photo a day: day 28

Day 28: Favorite picture you’ve ever taken

My brother and dad

Corn: the colors just pop

Soup: sometimes a great picture is just waiting to happen

Car: I love how it looks sorta ombre because of the filters

Flower: the colors just pop

Until next time, Em 🙂

Photo a day: day 27

Day 27: Favorite books

Oh my word, this is really hard. I read so many books (50ish just this summer), it’s hard to choose my favorites. But since I was keeping a list of the books I read this summer, I picked a few and… yeah. These aren’t in any specific order, besides the order I read them in.

1. So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti – so… Susane Colasanti is one of my favorite authors. This book is about a girl who follows her crush when he moves away (stalkerish, I know). Uhh there’s not much more to say, besides GO READ IT. I’m sorry that I’m a terrible book reviewer, this is a fantastic book and my “description” (if you can call it that) doesn’t do it justice.

2. Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg – this is a hilarious book. It’s about a girl who decides to make a “Lonely Hearts Club” (hence the name), swearing off boys. Once again, my terrible book review doesn’t do it justice. I also love love love Elizabeth Eulberg.

3. Love? Maybe. by Heather Hepler – I’ve read this twice and I feel like I could read it another ten times. It’s that good. I can’t really explain the plot, other than this girl hates Valentine’s Day and she works at a candy shop so that’s kinda awkward. It’s really funny. AND HEATHER HEPLER IS ONE OF THE BEST AUTHORS EVER!

4. The Cupcake Queen by Heather Hepler – so in ninth grade my classmate did a “book report” on this book – and I don’t think I’ve thanked her for showing me this wonderous book of awesomeness. She introduced me to Heather Hepler, and for that I will be forever grateful. This book is about a girl whose mom opens up a bakery in a small town and the girl meets a mean girl and plays pranks on her and stuff… go read it. I could read it over and over and over and I wouldn’t ever get bored. And I’m pretty sure this book made me want to have a cupcake bakery (that and tumblr. for showing me all of it’s wonderful cupcake pictures)

5. Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti – another book my this wonderful author. This book is about a girl who likes a popular guy and when he asks her out, she’s thrilled. But wait, there’s more! An underground DJ is thrown into the mix, and what’d you guess?! Well, I can’t tell you what happens. But I can tell you to go read this book right now.

6. Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle – this book makes me want to drink tea/hot cocoa and snuggle up under a comfortor and never come out. Which I did while reading this book. I started it at the beginning of summer and after reading the first two stories, I set it down and didn’t pick it back up until a few days ago. And now I’m gonna pick it back up and re-read the first story, because it’s freaking spectacular and bubbles and rainbows and unicorns and all things magical. Go get a cup of cocoa and this book and get ready for three great stories (but the first is definitely the best)

7. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – DO NOT BE SWAYED BY THE TITLE. I WAS AND IT WAS A TERRIBLE MOVE ON MY PART. When I first read the title of this book, I thought, oh cliched teen novel. I guess I’ll read it, maybe it’ll be good? Well it was freaking spectacular and I literally read it for four hours straight on the way home from a road trip. Yes, the Kindle had 8% battery left, but I HAD TO FINISH THIS BOOK. Ohmyword, just wait for the part when they’re on the airplane home, I laughed so hard… 😀 Oh, I forgot to tell you what it’s about? My bad… it’s about a girl who studies in France for a year, and awesome possum things happen. Wink wink. Go read it.

8. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson – A book about a girl who, after finding 13 letters from her dead grandma, goes on a trip around Europe… yeah I need to get this from the library again because I just read the 2nd book in the series and I really want to re-read the series. Oh and Maureen Johnson also wrote the first story in Let it Snow (mentioned above), aka the best story in the book, hands down!

9. Anne Eyre by Summer Day – A modern adaption of Jane Eyre… a girl becomes an au pair (sort of) and meets a very good looking guy (he’s too old for her, but hey, age is just a number and jail is just a room, right? ;))… we all know that I love modern day adaptions of awesome romance books, so yeah.

10.  All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin – so I’ve had this book out from the library since the starting of summer and I ALMOST returned it.. but thankfully I didn’t before reading it! This is a book about the future… and it’s all corrupt and what not. I can’t wait till the second book is available for me to check out because asdfjkl it will be veryyy hard to wait.

11. Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs – this is a book about a girl who finds out she’s half-goddess (like Percy Jackson but… better). And it’s by Tera Lynn Childs aka one of the best authors ever. And there’s a sequel (thank God, or should I say Gods?)

12. Forgive my Fins by Tera Lynn Childs – I found this book while browsing through my school library for random books to read. And I have not looked back since. This is a book about a girl who finds out she’s a mermaid (I don’t know what’s so fantastic about mermaids but ever since I watched Aquamarine [I’ve always wanted to pull of a sweater like the mermaid does but… I have yet to try] and H2O: Just Add Water, I have been like obsessed with them. Not really, but still)

13. Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik – Pride and Prejudice, re-written. ‘Nuff said.

14. Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard – Pride and Prejudice, re-written (again)… oh and go read You Wish by Mandy Hubbard also… holy fudgesicles that is a fantastic book.

15. Pride and Popularity  by Jenni James – I’m pretty sure you can guess what this book was written about… haha go read the other books by Jenni James, she’s writing a whole “series” based on Jane Austen’s books *swoon*

Now, you might think, three books written to the theme of Pride and Prejudice? H*** to the no, nothing can be as good as the original! But hey, give ’em a chance. They’re fantabulous. And yes, that’s a word.

So, yeah, that’s it. 15 books for you to read. And seriously, go read them. The library is free, after all. You’ve got nothing stopping you.

Oh and since this is a photo a day post, I’ll attach a picture of me enjoying reading!

SIGNED BY ALLIE FREAKING CONDIE (go read her books too!) Sorry for the terrible quality… stupid webcam

Until next time, Em 🙂

Photo a day: day 26

Day 26: Take a picture and write a short story to go with it

What the haystacks am I supposed to do?! I’m not a good writer (except I did start writing a  book about this guy who falls in love with this girl and then finds out they’re long lost siblings, but the idea was totally my grandma’s)

So this is my calendar. I got it for my 15th birthday and there’s a new cupcake each month. When I grow up, I want to have my own bakery/cupcakery so I guess it’s pretty fitting that I have a cupcake calendar. Uh on the bottom right is a pile of notes from my summer reading book that is paperclipped to the calendar so I don’t lose them. School starts tomorrow and I have a load of notes to transfer to my computer. Crap. Uh I don’t really know what else to write… is this a story enough? Who am I even seeking recognition from? I must be going crazy. Good bye.

Until next time, Em 🙂

Photo a day: day 25

I’m so so so sorry I didn’t post yesterday. I was in living hell. Just kidding. Sort of… I’ll get to that later.

Day 25: Skyline

So since I’ve already posted a bunch of pictures of the view from my house, I decided to post some pictures that I took when we had an exchange student and we visited downtown Seattle.

Super cool sunset



Look how close the mountain is!



Until next time, Em 🙂

Photo a day: day 24

Day 24: Nature

So this is the swing that sits in the greenbelt right next to our house… I spend many hours listening to music and just thinking while sitting here. We’ve had this swing for as long as I remember, so long that the original seat broke off/deteriorated so we had to affix a wooden board to the rope. Hehe.

Until next time, Em 🙂