Thursday, December 31, 2009


is the last day of the first decade of this century. woa.

or you could just say it's new years eve. :)
new years eve means...
twilight zone marathons on the SciFi channel,

and our church's annual new year's eve dance--the theme this year? decades! 
i'm very excited because me and my sister are going 90s.. nothing but overalls, knitted sweaters, scrunchies and layered tights with tube socks--holy marykate and ashley!

what is your new year's eve handing you this fine evening?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

*gulp*, help!


this is exactly what i feel like. trapped inside the dreaded box.
and i have to write a *gulp* SPEECH.
and to top that, it has to be a persuasive speech. So not only do i hate speeches, but persuasive speeches are the worst. Now, don't get me wrong--i can aptly voice my opinion. but, i hate doing it to a room of blank-faced drones who are only listening to me because they have to.

anywho--my topic. I am thinking about speaking on how children's creativity should be better nurtured throughout school. I have heard amazing speeches on
but. i figured that here would be a great place to hear other creative minds' opinions on what they think about the topic.

so please. i want to hear what you have to say!


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

i love this picture.

i really do :)

if only...

haven't you ever watched a movie or tvshow and fallen in love with the way a character acts, looks, or dresses? I find this happening to my all the time. I can't but think--if only they were real, if only I could just talk with them or hang out with them... it may be silly, but i like silly.

in this post, i will show 10 male characters, in no particular order (yes, some are animated--haha), that I wish lived in reality. 

4. Peter Pan

5. Sam

6. Duckie

8. Wybie

9. Edward....
Scissorhands :)

10. Ash

I hope y'all are inspired by this post to make one of your own :)
and if you do, make sure to send me a link down in the comments!


Monday, December 28, 2009

oh, color

"Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways."
 -oscar wilde


Sunday, December 27, 2009

shout hallelujah! come on, get happy!

I watched Summer Stock with my father today :)
it is one of my favorite movie from the Gene Kelly/Judy Garland duo--truly delightful.

gifts, gifts, gifts

this year's christmas was probably the best i've had in a long time. There was no traveling, no stress and just quality family time. it was truly wonderful. and we went small on gifts this year because we participated in advent conspiracy--it was great.

what i gave:
to my grandparents

to my little sister

what i received:
gene kelly musicals!

Coraline <3

the princess bride & pride and prejudice
peter pan :)

a blank journal

a knitting kit! can't wait to learn

pretty lace stockings

and best for last:
a twilight zone ornament that my dad picked out special just for me <3

what was the best thing you gave/received? 
hope your christmas was splendid 

Saturday, December 26, 2009

it feels like midnight.

but it's only 8:30

i am so tired. 
helping friends move & fighting off a sleepless week.

i'll have a christmas post soon

Thursday, December 24, 2009


I'm sleeping by the tree.

and i can hear my mom doing last minute wrapping, and stuffing the stockings. 
tomorrow will be a magical day.


merry christmas eve!

"Christmas... it's practic'ly here!"
and i can't believe it. however, in a way, i'm relieved... there have been so many times that I have almost told people what i've gotten them! I can't wait for them to open the gifts i made them :)

off to bake another pumpkin cheesecake roll, watch Miracle on 34th Street, and get ready for christmas eve service

have a magical Christmas eve,

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

joyeux noel.

Joyeux Noel is probably one of my favorite (more serious) christmas movies. It is truly a sensational (and true) story that takes place during christmas, World War I. It may be odd to say, but I love war movies.... and this is a great one. 

One reason I love this movie is because it follows all three sides of the front, and in all of the three native languages--French, German and British. 
A must see.


Piano Couple

This is so gosh darn adorable... that I cried, laughing.

{thank you Cup of Jo for sharing!}

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

merry christmas eve eve eve!

oh boy... I have been baking so much lately, and I love it :)
coconut candy bars,

sugar cookies made with super cool 3D cookie cutters :)


i love baking at christmastime--I bake cookies and other goodies as christmas presents for friends and such. 
my favorite are definitely the coconut candy bars, they're fairly easy to make too! (I substitute the almonds for hazelnuts because i love hazelnuts)
however, if you're nut much of a baker... peppermint bark is by far one of the easiest things to make--and it's super yummy to give as gifts, or have for christmas guests!


Sunday, December 20, 2009

oh, copeland...


Brittany Murphy died this morning, December 20th, after suffering a heart attack. She was only 32 years old... it is truly a tragedy.

I was just talking to some classmates the other day about how much I loved her appearance as Molly Gunn in Uptown Girls. I could seriously watch the whole entire movie just to see her and Dakota Fanning work together.

and the see my favorite scene:

xo. emilia.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


it is me, eloise!

the first thing I did when I woke up was watch Eloise at Christmas time... one of my very favorites :) and since then, i've been watching christmas movies all day long (there are just too many to watch during the christmas season, don't cha know...) some being Charlie Brown's Christmas, Silent Night (about world war II) and To Grandmother's house we go (with the olsen twins... another one of my favorites). What are some that you have watched/are looking forward to watching?

I can't believe there is only a few more days until christmas!

loving this season.

p.s. one of my all time favorite christmas songs

Friday, December 18, 2009


not only is it friday, it's one of the best fridays of the year... the one before christmas break! so, merry christmas! because christmas officially started two hours ago--right when school got out :]

boy oh boy, i'm excited... mostly because of what I asked for this year-- a bunch of small things that would make me happy... like this --> :D 

love love

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


... what the cuss is wrong with santa clause?

oh yes....

i don't even know what to say after that.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

oh yes.

this movie is going to be spectacular.

Monday, December 14, 2009

little fellas...

someone's winking at you ;]

all photos via wehearit