Sunday, January 1, 2017

What do I want to do in 2017?


Happy New year! If you are new to my corner of the web, welcome! I am so very excited to have you here at SouthernBeth! So wow. Its 2017. Can you believe I made this blog in 2013????? Like what the world? I made my first post on December 15th 2013... So happy late blogiversary to myself I guess! Haha So in 2014 and maybe 2015 I did a post about 14 or 15 things I wanted to do in 2014/2015. So this is going to apply for this year and I am going to do...you guessed it...17 things I want to do in 2017!

1. Keep my GPA above a 3.5 (Which I have managed to do. Just have to keep doing it. I will actually be moving to a University [I have attended a Technical College to get basic classes.] in 2017 so...let’s hope for the best!)

2. I want to get another tattoo. (I got my first one in March of last year and I love it!) I have a couple in mind that I want. It’s just deciding for sure on a couple things!

3. Finish the Harry Potter Series. Movies and Books. So When I was a kid, my parents didn't let me watch the movies or read the books. So I started a while back and it is taking me forever. I love them though. I am definitely a Potter fan now. If I lived at Hogwarts, I would be a Hufflepuff, what house are you ?

4. This one is kinda connected to the one above, I want to read 10 books. That’s less than one a month. I love to read but I just don’t set enough time aside to do so!

5. Travel to a destination that I have never been. This can be as broad or as simple as you make it.

6. Make working out more of a priority. I mean I do pay for a gym membership. So I need to start going more. HAHA

7. I want to learn more about History. I absolutely am in love with the Hamilton Soundtrack. After listening to it “Non-Stop” for months, I realized  there is so much I DON’T know about our nation’s history. And I am just super interested now. (On a side note, if you are a Hamilton GEEK like me, HI! And if you aren’t, you might need to reevaluate.

8. Stay positive. I like to think of myself as a generally positive person but sometimes that’s not as easy. I want to stay as positive as possible!

9. Get a new phone. I still want an iPhone but maybe an upgrade from the 5s. LOL

10. Color my hair. I actually never have done anything color wise to my hair (I am a hair dye virgin!!!) and my hair used to be a lot lighter than it is now and I would love to get back to that  color! So I MIGHT get some color put in it!

11. Learn to do something Pinteresty. I would love to learn to knit or crochet... (Hate me for being an old lady. What evs.

12. Take care of me. I saw a quote recently that said “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first. And sometimes I just push myself to the point of breaking and then I am out of commission. For a couple days. My point is, maybe learn to say no more often.

13. Create more of a ritual at bedtime instead of just rushing around all the time! Haha

14. Read more of my bible. I am really bad about only reading the verses in my bible that my devotion tells me to that day. So I really need to read more than just that.

15. Be a little more “green conscious.” By this I mean everything from eating healthier to being more conscious about the environment and how to help it.

16. Cross off at least 2 things from my bucket list!

17. Step out of my comfort zone. I tend to live in this box. It’s so comfy there , but nothing new happens. I am really bad about sticking with anything that won’t make my anxiety flare or that is just the norm. But I don’t want my life to be just ordinary and that’s what it is inside my comfort zone. So I am going to try to live more on the extraordinary side.
Happy New Year People! 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

An Update. Wait who am i?

Since starting my “Newish” job about two years ago, I have been a pretty crapppppy blogger. I mean I have maybe done a couple post since then so I mean I figured why not try to do better? I mean if I have one person reading this at this point I am doing good. Haha So I just feel like maybe I should update you guys on life or maybe even write about just anything? I don’t know how to blog anymore. Haha

So where am I? How do I spend my time? Well I have a full time (a big girl job if you will) and that takes a huge chunk of time. It’s fun though. I work in activities in a retirement home! It’s a full time job so I am at work at least 40 hours a week. Which can get crazy stressful along with school. Speaking of school...

I am also a student! I am on Christmas break right now. THANK GOD. I am taking school a little slower than normal people because I am having to have a job so, ya gotta do what ya gotta do! I plan on Majoring in Mass Communications with a minor in Non-Profit Management. Yes, you did hear that right. I want to work in Non-profit. I have come to absolutely love helping people. Whether it’s helping someone edit their Instagram picture (LOL First world probs) to helping a child who doesn't have gloves make sure their hands are warm for the Winter. I am not 100% sure of the Organization I want to work with at this time, but I have a lot of ideas and dreams!

If you don’t know me that well, you don’t know I love my family. As crazy and chaotic as they can be, I love them more than words will ever say. I have a little sister who I have been so blessed to become friends with over the past year. And a FOUR year old little brother who is the light of my life. When I have a bad day, I know that he can always make it better. I won’t mention everyone in my family here because I will forget someone who makes me happy. Speaking of family though, I can’t forget my best friends. I refer to them as “The Hannahs.” They are three different people but they are all named Hannah (Sounds complicated right?). Each of them treat me more like sisters than friends and I love them so much for all they do for me. (And how their families are pretty much my own. If any of you are reading this, HI and thanks for treating me like another daughter! I love you! ) And then there are so many more friends that I won’t name because I know I will forget someone (Kinsley, Emily G., Devon, Casey, Callie, Emily M., Alyssa...(Again, I am positive I missed someone but I love you all.))

I also have a fur baby that I love so much! His name is Koda and his is pretty much as close to a child as I will get for a LONG time! Hahahaha He is truly my baby and I wouldn't have it any other way.

I am actually not sure if there is too much more too tell without getting too personal for the moment. But in case you're new here, or this is your first time reading my blog. Hi. Welcome. I am hoping my visits on my corner of the web will be more frequent now but I won’t make any promises. Thanks for reading and I am so excited to share my life with you!

Friday, July 15, 2016

What am I doing next week?

Do you have a place that you lable with your “favorite place in the world?” Is it the beach? Or the mountains? Or your grandma’s house? Well my favorite place is a little different. It’s a camp. And you might say “Elizabeth, a camp?” Well hear me out.
If you have ever heard or had the privilege of going to Victory Junction Gang Camp, you know what I am talking about. It is a camp for chronically ill children where they can have the camp experience like anyone else. "Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camp experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering; all in a medically-safe environment at no cost to the camper or their family. - See more at: http://victoryjunction.org/about/#sthash.W3HHAWzf.dpuf" 
It has a personal effect on my family. You see, my sister has always been a pretty “sick” kid. With a lot of different factors that make her that way. She is was able to go to this camp as a kid multiple times. And my personal favorite moment, was the first time we picked her up from camp. I had never really seen my little sister run, and she was so excited to show us that she could run up a hill. I cant tell you how much that warmed my heart and still makes me tear up today. The camp used to have a week dedicated to “siblings.” It was a whole week dedicated to the brothers and sisters of the kids. And luckily enough, I was able to attend camp as a sibling for 3 SUMMERS! (A week out of each summer.) And I cant tell you the lessons I learned about myself, about other people, about life from my time at VJGC. I always dreamed of being a counselor and changing lives for kids like my counselors did.



Well this summer I am finally old enough to be a counselor. I finally have the chance to do something I have dreamed about doing for years. I cant say how excited (and emotional) I am about the situation. I got my email yesterday telling me what exact “color” unit I am with. I am getting the privilege of working with the oldest campers! I was so excited to write this post about how excited and blessed I feel to be able to do this, but I honestly cant even put it into words anymore. So I am going to leave it to that.
Please just pray for me that I am able to effect the campers at camp the way, everyone of my counselors have always had on me. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Lessons I've Learned.

I am in awe that it is the 6th month of the year. Half way through 2016. The past six months have started a new year and a lot of changes (more than I would like) have happened in my life. I never thought that I was good with change and to some degree, I still think that’s true. But when your only option is to take the change as it comes and to somehow find the positive in your world changing constantly, you do just that. With all the things that have happened in the past couple of months, I could have crumpled in defeat and became a really bitter person. For some reason, I have decided to do that opposite and use these trial,s tribulations, and changes to develop me as a person. For the better. I could sit here and complain and write about all the things that have piled up these past months. Or I could tell you all the extremely HUGE blessings I have received. But actually, I won’t do either. 
I have always been a person who likes advice from other people. Other views from other minds. So naturally my “quote” board on Pinterest has over 600 pins and is for sure my most used board. So I am going to share some of what has gotten me through some hard times these past few months. When I need a special push or insight, these are a couple words of wisdom I use to do just that.












 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Leave CUPID alone! Why I DON'T hate Valentine's Day.

Ahhhh. February 14th. This holiday nestled between the fortune telling groundhog and Jesus rising from the dead, and the time when a big bunny brings presents into your living room: Valentines Day. The dreaded time when everyone is wondering if they are going to be single forever or not. 

I walked into Walmart today and counted about 1,270,242 clueless men walking around with chocolate and looking angry. And heard many people grumbling under their breath how this is all Hallmarks fault and that Hallmark should be buying these roses.  (On a #sidenote, can we please note that the Hallmark people are a family business who also owns Crayola Crayons? Please alert your children their crayons are the real enemies here.) 
But I'll tell you a secret about myself: I love Valentine's Day. It's safe to say it's one of my two favorite holidays (Besides Christmas). There, I said it. Now hear me out. 

Its a whole day completely devoted to LOVE. And I don't know how you feel about love, but you have to admit, it's a beautiful thing. Its one of the closest things to magic that we as humans have. (I mean besides Disney World, but that's a different story,) And I am talking about all kinds of love. Not just the kind you get from a significant other. 

I don't care who you are, there is someone who loves you. Your wife/ husband/boyfriend/girlfriend, your Mom, your Grandpa, your dog/cat/turtle (although after having a turtle, I'm not sure if it is capable of love but whatever.), your child, a sibling, your best friends, and I could go on and on for days. Someone loves you. And if you don't think so, no matter what you believe in, go pick up a bible and read the verse John 3:16. It's an amazing feeling to know that no matter how many times I mess up, that someone loved me enough to sacrifice their own son for ME. 

And even then if you still are hating Valentines Day, I have something for you to do. You stay in. You pop in the Notebook. Ryan Gosling Takes his shirt off. AND you won't get ANY judgement from Mr. Gosling on your 3rd glass of wine, sweatpants, no makeup, and the 2 boxes of chocolate you have single-handily put down. And if you're dead SET on going out and doing something, "The Choice" is out in theaters. And it WILL make you cry. Or you can go with the extremely hilarious, vulgar movie with a half naked Zac Efron and go see Dirty Grandpa. There is no shame and going to the movies by yourself. 

Valentine's Day will always be my favorite holiday. It's right up there with my birthday and Christmas. Regardless of my relationship status, I will always love a day dedicated to the closest thing to magic we can have. The world would be such a better place if we treated everyday like Valentines Day.Think about that for a little bit. 

And if you still hate Valentines after this, please eat a snickers and stop being so angry and bitter at a day that is about LOVE. And honestly just wait until the 15th, you can get all kinds of candy half off. You cant be grumpy with half off chocolate. 

Happy Valentines Day to you and I look forward to talking to again next time! 




Monday, October 12, 2015

Review: Biore Charcoal Pore Minimizer..

So I have always been that girl who had really good skin. I mean I'm not trying to brag, but seriously. I didn't have any pimples ever. I am so blessed with that. I mean I don't take that blessing of so many years of good skin (thank you good genes) for granted. But recently, I lost it all and got a decent bit of bumps what I call "mess" on my face. So when I got this product from Biore and Seventeen, I was so excited to try it out! 
I have wanted to try charcoal products out for a while because I think the concept just really intrigued me, haha But really. So this is what the Product claims to do "The Biore Charcoal Pore minimizer is a gentle exfoliator that reduces the appearance of pores, leaving you with visibly and texturally smooth skin. With purifying charcoal, the formula gets deep down into pores to draw out dirt and oil that clogs pores and thanks to polishing micro crystals, leads to instantly smoother skin in just 30 seconds." 
So I was kinda skeptical because lets be honest, what product is gonna make my pores look smaller. If I am being completely honest, I didn't notice a difference the first two times I used it except it got my makeup off. Then I used it a third time and the next day, my makeup went on smoother and my face looked flawless. Ever since then, that is the only face wash I have used. I am so in love with it! I used it one night after I used my Biore Charcoal nose strips (I bought with my own money) and I love using them together!!! 
Thank you Seventeen and Biore for this opportunity! I love love love it!  

Saturday, October 3, 2015

September Favorites!


1.)    Flirty Shadow from the Nude Dude pallet: I got this shadow in my Ipsy bag either last month or the month before and I have used it constantly since then! It’s a purple color with gold shimmer. Ipsy describes it as a “shimmering golden violet.” I think these palettes from the balm are so cool! You will have to Google them but the Balm makes them and I will leave the rest of the surprise up to you!
2.)    Friends TV show: When I was a kid I remember my mom watching Friends every now and then but she didn’t LOVE it. Well I was in need of a new show on Netflix and one night just decided to watch the first one and I haven’t laughed that hard in a LONG time. So I figured, “Why not?!”
3.)    Essie "Power Clutch”: Its such a pretty dark grey color! I have been wearing it on my nails more than anything else! Its such a perfect Fall/Winter color!
4.)    Rdio: It’s a music service that I am kinda in love with. You can make playlists and things. Here is what I was listening to all through September!
5.)    They’re Real mascara: Have you guys used this stuff? Its like magic! The only downside is that it is $24 a tube. But it actually does way more than my drugstore mascaras… I will be sad when this one runs out!
6.)    Hard Candy Bronzer in Tiki: I actually don’t use this as a bronzer! I use it as a highlight. It is soooooo pretty. Since I have been LUSTING after Jaclyn Hill’s “Champagne Pop” highlight, this is a sad substitute. Haha But its still awesome and I have been using it every day!!
7.)    Orange Juice: I have had a strange obsession with Orange Juice this month. I can’t explain it but its definitely been there. Its almost all I have been drinking!
8.)    Grey by E.L. James: This is the book by the same lady who wrote 50 Shades. Same story, just from the guy (Christian’s) point of view.. And I got this for my birthday so I had to start it. I am not sure how much I am LOVING it but that’s all I have been reading this month! (Still Not done…)
9.)    Candles: Especially the ones from Bath and Body Works. I freaking love Fall candles. They are by far my favorite scents and I burn them all year round. I could not express to you how obsessed I am.
10.) Pocket Frogs app: I have been absolutely OBSSESSED with this childrens game. You breed frogs and take care of them and level up and get “better” frogs and it is just a whole load of fun! Haha Let me know if you have the app and if you do, if you want to be friends! Haha
11.) Nars Satin Lips Pencil in Rikugien: I got this in my free birthday gift from Sephora and I fell in love with this pink. I call it my “My lips but better” color because I can pronounce its real name… Its amazing!
What where your favorites for last month? Hope you all have a wonderful day! 

Monday, September 28, 2015

XOXO Elizabeth: Open Letter to the girls who bullied me

So I have seen some of these posts and I thought they were a great idea...And October is also National Bullying Prevention Month. So I have my own today. This one honestly is for me. I mean I feel like from this I will have a lot of closure. So here we go. 
An Open Letter to the Girls who bullied me,
I want to say a few things to you. I'm writing to you but I don't even know if you realize who you are. You probably didn't even look at yourself as a bully. This is to the ones who made fun of me for being too fat, for being too short, for not having the right clothes. The ones who made me feel bad for being myself. The ones who made middle school and good bit of high school miserable. All I want to say to you is "Thank you."

It took me forever to actually realize that I was bullied. I didn't realize it until the past year or two. I was watching my little sister get picked on and all I could think about was when I went through something similar. She went to a counselor at that time and they kept saying the word "bully." I thought about how I had never done anything to you but yet you still hated me. It took me awhile, but I realized that's what you and your friends were

Middle school was bad for everyone, don't get me wrong. But I was miserable. I remember it all like it was yesterday. I was over weight, had poofy curly hair, glasses and a straightener that only half worked. I was an oddball who loved the library, and hated gym. OH GYM. haha It was the first time we started to change in front of each other. That was a "good time." I remember getting boobs in 6th grade and you and your friends told everyone that I stuffed my bra. And for a 6th grader that's obviously the most traumatic thing...ever. Then another time, I heard a rumor that I was a lesbian. If you knew me at all, you knew that couldn't be true because I believed I was married to Jesse McCartney and  Zac Efron. (I didn't say that I was normal. HAHAH) It got to the point eventually where I would come home crying from school everyday and dreaded going to school every morning. And then 7th grade rolled around. I got tired of it being pounded in my head by you and your friends and even adults at this point that I was fat. I had many other factors in this but I just stopped eating. Fast forward a couple months and I was the lowest weight I have ever been. I was the lowest in my self esteem. I was diagnosed with an eating disorder. And when your friends started pointing out how much weight I had lost, you started teased me for being too skinny. That's when I realized, I could never win with you. I realized I had to start making myself happy. And that's what I strived to do. Throughout high school, there would be times when we would repeat the rumors and bullying. But then, it didn't get in my head near as much. 

So again, Thank you. So much. Because of you and your friends, I am the person I am today. Thank you for helping me love myself. Thank you for helping me find so much joy. Today I am so happy. You helped me realize all those things you said to me, weren't true. That I am valuable. I saw you the other day because of the small town we live in. You smiled and I smiled back. And even though you may not ever read this and it might not mean anything to you, I want you to know that I forgive you. I forgive you for everything. I pray for you and your friends every day. We both were in middle and high school and that had to be an uncomfortable for all of us. I honestly hope that you are so happy today, I really do. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

67th Emmys!

Every awards show always has either fantastic fashion...or not so fantastic... Well Last nigth at the 2015 Emmy's, I found some FLAWLESS dresses! So I thought I would share! Here are my 8 favorites! 
Sarah Hyland in Zac Posen at the 2015 Emmys Awards.
Sarah Hyland in Zac Posen. I love the color of this dress and its so simple but so beautiful! 

Danielle Brooks in Christian Siriano at the 2015 Emmys Awards. 
Danielle Brooks in Christian Siriano. I am crazy about how the colors of this dress flow together. I know this is either a love or hate dress but I love it! 

Christina Hendricks in Naeem Khan.
Christina Hendricks in Naeem Khan. I look at this dress and think of one thing; The Great Gatsby. I am a sucker for that time periods attire so this one was a given for me! 

Laura Prepon in Christian Siriano. I love love love love love love red dresses! I am in love with the shoulders of this dress to. I mean who would even think to put that together? I wouldn't ever think of it! 

 
Emma Roberts in Jenny Packham. I have always been a huge fan of Emma! And this dress with her skin just...works! 

Allison Janney in a sheer and sequin dress. 
Allison Janney. I don't know what it is about this dress I love so much. It might be the sparkles, and it might be the colors. I love love love it! 


Morena Baccarin in Reem Acra. Again with the red dress. I actually have no words for how much I love this. 

Felicity Huffman. She is so flawless. I mean I love her reguardless as if she is in a garbage bag. So this dress on her was so great. I mean look at the color of this. WOOOO! 


So do you agree? Who's was your favorite? Hope you guys are great! 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Weekend Recap: September 11-13

Hey Guys! I had a very busy but exciting weekend this weekend so I thought I would share! 
Friday: I worked until 4:30 and got off for the weekend. Last week seemed to be pretty fast! (Every day down is one day closer till Aaron comes home!) My uncle is in town right now (He lives on the other side of the state so I am ALWAYS happy to see him!) My Uncle, Grandparents, Mom and little brother, Hannah and Hannah (YES...both my best friends are named Hannah. I call them "The Hannah's") came over to our new house. This was my uncles first time at our new house! I was so excited to have him! After that we went to a restaurant in my town that my uncle loves but that I have never been to! I haven't spent time with that much of my family at once in a long time and I had a blast! 
Saturday: Saturday morning I woke up and volunteered at the Miracle League game in my town! I had a buddy named Laura! We had such a good time and man Laura knew how to hot that ball! I am always happy to be a Miracle League buddy but had an exceptional time that morning! That afternoon I went home and had a cup of coffee with some Pumpkin Spice creamer because I am "basic." haha (But for real, Aldi's Pumpkin creamer is DELICIOUS.) Then me and the "Hannah's" started getting ready for the Kelsey Ballerini, Hunter Hayes, and Lady Antebellum concert! I wore a plaid dress, denim shirt, and my grey converse! Let me tell you guys. Kelsey was great (It was her birthday!!!) She did a mash-up of songs from the early 2000's and it was great! Then Hunter Hayes came out. I didn't realize how much I loved that boy...I am convinced if he met me he would love me. Then Lady Antebellum came out. They don't sound any different live than they do on their album! We got home at about 12 and we all went to bed! 

Sunday: I woke up and had my coffee...(I have a problem, don't judge.) and went to a new church this morning. A group from Alabama called "The Sounds of Mobile" were there and they were FANTASTIC! Then we went and ate at my favorite Mexican restaurant. Then this afternoon, I went to a play! I went and saw Mary Poppins! It was a great show! Now I am here at my grandmas (we don't have cable at the apartment because we don't watch enough TV...) so I can watch the Miss America pageant. I AM SO EXCITED! If you don't like pageants, I would tune out now... 

I am so excited about Vanessa Williams coming back. And there is going to be a surprise in the first five minutes that I am super excited to find out what it is! I have guesses for like the top 5! Miss South Carolina: Daja Dial (I love her! I think she is so great and I'm not just saying that because I am from South Carolina!); Miss Oklahoma: Georgia Frazier; Miss Florida: Mary Katherine Fechtel; Miss Iowa: Taylor Wiebers; and Miss Georgia: Betty Cantrell! 
Let me know your predictions!  

I hope you guys had a great weekend! Talk to you soon! 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Change.

Change. For some reason, most humans have trouble with change. Some (like me) have even trouble with that word. And most of the time it seems that change is often accompanied by more change. And thats how my life is taking a turn right now. Excuse my infrequent posts and not being a reliable blogger. I am adjusting to a lot of things right now and appreciate your patience! I love you all and will talk to you soon. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Crowns and Puppies

Every time I sit down to write on my blog, I get discouraged. I didn't start this blog for that. Every time I sat down to start a post I thought of something else I could be doing since no one would read this anyways. I doubt this is because I actually feel like this. Its mostly because I have had so much to do lately I have had a hard time writing when I could be playing with my new dog or unpacking some more. So instead of writing a post that you might want to read, I am here to write for me and if you don't want to read it, I will return to my variety of post in my next post. But for now, here is an update on my life and inner most thoughts. 
(Last Month I did one of these update posts and a lot of updates is on this so you should really read it first. READ ME HERE! )

-ANTSO. I mentioned in the last post that I was able to win the title of South Carolina's ANTSO National Miss. Well now the national competition is in three days! I am so nervous and excited I could vomit. anfjksdhfjksdnhfuihsdfuisdjfshjfgsdhfjksd (Excuse that. I just kinda had an excited spell.) So most of my thoughts lately have been in preparation for Nationals. Preparing has been fun and I am so excited to go to Nashville and represent South Carolina! (On a side note, I have been wearing my evening gown shoes for the past 2 days to make sure they are worn in and I dont break my neck wearing them...) 

- I moved into a town house. HOLY CRAPOLA. AM I AN ADULT? hahahahhah I moved to the town next to mine (the town I work in) and so now I am super duper closer to work. And I also have a roommate. HI HANNAH! If you guys like, I can take pictures of my place and show them to you so you can kinda see how I decorated since I am pretty proud. 

-I found out yesterday that my boooo thang comes home a lot sooner than we had expected. WOOOO! Instead of only being 1/4 of the way there, we are half way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am dying with excitement. Obviously I cant tell you an exact date but it is about three months sooner than we had expected! (The only down side to this is I have to start working out more seriously....)

-I GOT A DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I adopted a bundle of joy from the humane society. He has already changed my life. I had him for a month yesterday and it has been one of the most exciting and fun months ever! His name is Koda and is a basset hound mix. They arent exactly sure how old he is so I am saying 10 months and calling it a day! Enjoy all the spam of pictures you will get of him now. 


(See the heart on his side?!?!)

For now, that is all. I think I have covered a lot. :) I love you guys and cant wait to talk again! 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Elizabeth Reads: The Rules Project Paper Doll

So I told you guys in the previous post that I had gotten a new job. Since then, I haven’t had as much time to read. But one of the books I have read was this one. When I picked this book out, I was under the impression that it was a book maybe about genetics and clones. The summary kinda reminded me of the first book that I remember falling in love with that was kinda of the dystopian genre. (Keep in mind I read this in middle school so I am NOT recommending you read it now.) Double Identity by Margaret Peterson Haddix. But I was very wrong. This is not a book about a clone!

There are 5 rules. 1.) Never trust anyone.  2.) Remember they are always searching.  3.) Don’t get involved.  4.) Keep your head down.  5.) Don’t fall in love. I have to admit that when I saw the rules I knew that this book was going to be different. This book is about a girl named Ariane; an alien hybrid. (Her “powers” reminded me of those that “Carrie” had…) She was made and raised in a lab; until she escaped in her teen years. The rules are in place to protect her from be “recaptured.” She is hidden in the real world as a regular teen. She goes to high school, has a best friend, makes a worst enemy, has a crush…you know all that high school girl stuff.
So I actually can’t post too much without giving the book away (I need to start reading more books where I can tell you guys a little more about it when I finish it!) but I liked this book! Its told in dual perspective, which I liked because 1.) There are always two sides to every story. And 2.)I almost feel as if Ariane is sometimes not the most reliable narrator.  The book ended up not being what I expected, not in a bad way though! I wanted to know what happened constantly. It has a great level of suspense, tear-jerking moments, and laughter inducing moments. I enjoyed the fact that this book kinda made me paranoid about the people around. It was intense to say the least. And the ending was a COMPLETE shock. I mean I NEVER saw that coming! Like every other dystopian books though, this one is a part of a trilogy but on the plus side, all three books are out!
Although I liked this book I didn’t love it. So I have to give it a review of 7/10 stars. But don’t let my rating fool you, I still recommend it highly! 
-I don’t think that there is talk for a movie at this time but you never know what can happen in Hollywood!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fashion: eShakti (Round 2!)

Literally almost a whole year ago, I made a post about this website. I was in LOVE with the products. 
Read it here! 
*eShakti has asked me to review this but I am only using my own opinions! 
I told you about how when I was little I had dreams of being a fashion designer. I ALWAYS drew shirts that showed some midriff and A LOTTA leg! (Hey dont hate, it was the 2000's!) And then I told you how I found this website that can make my dreams of becoming a fashion designer come true! The website is called eShakti. They take the hard part out of designing the actual clothing. They have a material, design and a basic concept. You can change the sleeve length, dress length, and neckline. Which is great. I love being able to customize my wardrobe, especially with the dress code at my job. 

eShakti has come out with some new developments on their website. They have launched some really cool theme lines such as a Boho line. (I have really been into the boho look lately so this was PERFECT for me!)They have also made jumpsuits....which I LOVE. But I hadn't found the perfect one yet. But being able to customize a jumpsuit makes my heart...jump! ;) They also just re did their site and let me tell you, it feels so modern and so easy to navigate. 
You can click here for their Summer Lookbook!
Here are a few of my favorites! 
Floral Print Chiffon Romper 

Flowy floral organza print top 

Scallop stretch crepe shorts

Pink flamingo print jacquard dress


These are just a couple of mt favorite things (Did you think of the Sound of Music there? I did...) 

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