Flower Photoshoot 2

I actually found a birds nest in one of the flower pots!
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Book Review: Beacon Street Girls #4 Out of Bounds by Annie Bryant

This is the fourth book in the BSG series. I have been participating in a lot of fundraisers recently and so this book was very relatable.
The seventh grade is about to have their annual talent show, and when the auditorium gets closed due to damages in the room, they have to be a bit inventive in where to host it next.
Meanwhile, Maeve and her family’s movie theatre needs saving. They just don’t have the money to keep it up and running.
Will they figure out a solution to both their problems? And what happens when Isabel teams up with the schools mean girls in their act?
It’s a great book and I would recommend it. It teaches lessons like thinking out side of the box, knowing your boundaries, sticking with what you believe in, and being a good friend.

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Too Loud

I’ve recently come to terms that my biggest issue (not only!) in being a good person is that I am too loud. It sounds quite simple to fix right? Wrong.
Being too loud I have learned has made me come off as obnoxious, show-offy, cocky, insensitive, and annoying. Even if am not saying anything mean, a lot of times, I’m just saying stuff to say something. Does that make sense? I blurt out my answers before anyone has a chance and sometimes even shut others down when I’m not even realizing it.

There are positives with this problem I guess: I’m outgoing and speak my mind and I’m not afraid to be myself.

I think I will always do that. But there are ways that I can still express myself without being such an obnoxious loudmouth.

My new personal goal is to be a little more quiet. Meaning that I will listen more before blurting out my answers, and I’ll think before I actually speak. And I won’t make my voice so loud (which tends to come off as cocky and annoying). I won’t stop expressing myself or sharing my ideas. I’ll let other people share there’s too.

I know this is going to be harder than it looks. My thinking before I speak is a real habit that I have to break (along with chewing my finger nails, lol!).
I’ve come up with a small list of things that would be better if I was a little more quiet:
1) I’ll be a better listener – And will probably get a whole new perspective on things!
2) I’ll be a better friend – I tend to not get my friends opinions. And I know I must be annoying.
3) I’ll be more approachable – I don’t like people who are always boasting and laughing too loud. Why should I act this way?

The world is full of nice people. If you can’t find one, be one

Saw this on Instagram and that it was really nice.

Flower Photoshoot

The weather has been wonderful lately and mom and I have been planting flowers and watering trees like crazy!

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Book Review: Beacon Street Girls 2: Bad News/Good News by Annie Bryant

The thing I like best about the BSG series is that there is at least one book in the series that you can completely relate to. This happens multiple times for me. I really like this book because I’ve had new girls to move to my school (keep in mind that I have 8 kids in my class so it’s a big deal!) and people haven’t always been nice to them, because we are so used to our own little groups. I was really like this in grade 5. A new girl moved in and she was pretty and smart and very nice and happy. I got very jealous and was not nice to her at all. I would ignore her and say mean things. Grade 5 was probably my worst school year ever.
The funny thing is, the thing that made us friends were the Beacon Street Girls books. We both read them and discussed all of our favourite parts.
Years have gone by and now it is safe to say that I have apologized numerous times, and we are good friends to this day.
I was a like Katani in this book. I was afraid my friends were going to get stolen from me.
The other thing I think a lot of kids can connect to in this book is when Maeve’s parents start fighting. My parents are happily married, but every time that they fight it’s always difficult. Maeve gets caught in the middle a lot, but she tries to see on the positive side and her friends help her a lot. PS, you’ll love her community service project!

Go get this book!

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Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try

Not sure who wrote this, but I think it’s wonderful!  It reminds me of the Wayne Gretzky quote “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”.

Nothing is impossible

Nothing is impossible
Dove Cameron, Cloud 9

 

This is a great quote to stick in your bedroom where it will be the first thing you see in the morning.  This is my mantra!

Gutsy Walk

We recently found out my 12 year old cousin has been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. She is like my little sister and so this has been hard on all of us. We lived 7 minutes away from each other and spend so much time together. She has experienced a lot of pain in her stomach and joints, which ended up forcing her to quit dance and her other sports. It’s been hard watching her go through it, but since being diagnosed a couple of months ago she has gotten new medication which has been great for her.
On June 7 me, my mom, my cousin, her mom, and a few of my cousins friends are going to participate in Canada’s Gutsy Walk. It is a 5 km walk to raise money for Crohn’s and Colitis. Our teams goal is currently at $500 but after one day, we already have $350! I am going to host a bake sale at my school to raise money. We are also making team t-shirts.

Please support the Gutsy Walk by donating!

Have you ever fundraised for a good cause? Do you know somebody with Crohn’s or Colitis?

Dancing with the Stars Season Finale

I have absolutely loved this season. All of my favourite (minus Charlie White) are in the finals! Here’s my thoughts on each contender!

1. Meryl and Maks – Ohmygosh, can these two get together? I find Maks quite unlikeable and can’t get a hold of his temper, but as soon as he and Meryl connect, my heart absolutely melts. She was right, Maks is a total teddy bear! Meryl was so amazing at the Olympics, and she is such a sweet, genuine person and I think I speak for the rest of the world, when I say I’ve fallen in love with her! I think Meryl could definitely walk away with the win.
P.S Her and Maks tango and freestyle last night?! -insert swoon here-

2. Amy and Derek – First of all, let me just say how much I adore Derek. I’ve had a major crush on him for the past four years! Derek aside, Amy is such an inspiration. I’ve loved learning about her story and experiencing her journey throughout the show. Not only is she inspiring, but she is an incredible dancer! She and Derek have been dynamite together. Good luck tonight Amy!

3. Candace and Mark – Another one of my favourite pro dancers. Mark is a ball of sunshine! Him and Candace are possibly the most perfect partnership ever. Candace is such a great role model. She is so dedicated to her family, faith, and being true to herself. I loved her in Full House and as Summer on Make it or Break it. I don’t think she is as good as a dancer as Meryl and Amy, but I think she has made the most progress. I have loved meeting her family on the show and seeing her journey. So proud!

Can’t wait to see the final results! I won’t be upset no matter what happens. I love it when this happens!