Monday, October 31, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
These are pictures of my cucumber roll. I am making another one right now. It is probably my favorite thing I've made.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
these are my apples
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The Guadians of my Closet
Doll Girl 2
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
If you would like to see my new AG blog go to this blog.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
We went to the library Saturday. I didn't get a whole lot like I usually do because I have a Kindle (which I love and highly recommend). I also had the next school reading book I needed to read on my Kindle along with the next several books I have to read on paper so I just got pleasure reading books at the library. I got Series of Unfortunate Events 1: the Bad Beginning which I finished that afternoon. It was weird because I had read this book before and I was worried about the characters. I also got A True Princess and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (audio).
When school starts back I will be reading the Prince and the Pauper. Has anybody ever read it? Is it good? After that I will read the Anne of Green Gables series. I have read an adapted version of Anne of Green Gables and listened to the audio I don't know how many times but I have never read after the first book. I will be reading the first book again but I like it anyway.
I have been making a time capsule of school along with Lune Violette. We put things in our boxes and after the school year is up we won't open them till the beginning of the next school year. Would you like to see my first day of school outfit? It is a little weird. I know that I am homeschooled it is just that I wanted to come up with an outfit to wear. I might changed my mind on it.
Everyone please pray for Lune Violette. Today is her first day of public school ever.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Here's a close up.
This is how I did Chrissa's hair.
Here's Ruthie! I used Chrissa's dress, some shoes that match anything, a human headband that I turned into a doll one, used a friendship bracelet from Emily, and did her hair.
This is how I did her hair.
The last one is Kit. I used her second school outfit, her glasses, and a brown headband.
Here's a close up.
She struck a pose.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
examples of Weebly websites
Madison Louise's books
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Have any of you ever read Do Hard Things? I have read it 1 1/2 times. I'm reading it again right now. I highly recommend it. To go to the book website go here.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Marie: Princess of England, sister of Raven, and friend of Alice
Alice: apple seller and friend of Marie
Raven: Princess of England, evil sister of Marie, friend of Duchess’s daughter, Madaleine
Madaleine (Mad-u-lane): duchess’s daughter and friend of Raven
Raven: Dear sister, to where are you headed?
Marie: To the market.
Raven: When shall you return?
Marie: five till ten
Raven: Do you promise to be back?
Marie: Here and now I swear.
Raven I will expect your knock.
Marie: I shall be off!
Alice: Fresh red apples! Shiny and bright! Buy one, buy one if you might! Big red apples! Buy one from me! Fresh red apples right off the tree!
Marie: Apple seller, what is your name?
Alice: Alice is my name. You are Princess Marie, hair black as a raven, long as a vine.
Marie: Alice! What a name divine. But please, Marie is fine. Let’s enjoy a snack in this fine weather.
Alice: It’s so much nicer to be together.
Raven: She should be here
Marie: Hello, Raven. I am back.
Raven: What did you do on a day so fair?
Marie: I met an apple seller by the name of Alice. We had a wonderful time!
Raven: An apple seller? How awful! You should stay away from her!
Marie: You cannot stand between us.
(Raven knocks on Madaleine’s door)
Madaleine: What is wrong, dear Raven?
Raven: Marie has befriended an apple seller!
Madaleine: I understand why you are upset. Why do you want advice from me?
Raven: Not advice, but help; to rid myself of Marie.
Madaleine: I will help you.
Raven: let us separate them
Madaleine: are you sure?
Raven: I have the tools, I have the funds
Madaleine: an open window, and open door
Raven: now is our chance
Madaleine: but what about the king
Raven: he knows nothing of this
Madaleine: then we must now sing
Raven: it’s now or never
Madaleine: yes, now or never
Raven: true friends join
Madaleine: to fight together
Raven: it’s now or never
Madaleine: truly now or never
Raven: yes, now or never
Raven: we will win or forever endeavor
Madaleine: it’s now or never
Raven: now or never we sing
Madaleine: we will separate them now
Raven: a promise, yes, a vow
Both: let us both go now!
Marie: Why is Raven angry with me? Dislike! Love! Sorrow! Intrusion! I’m in the dark eternal confusion! Loathing! Friendship! Alliance! Detest! Though you are the friend I like the best!
Alice: I have an idea to protect our friendship.
Marie: Please, what is it?
Alice: I cannot say but leave it to me.
Madaleine: Raven, this has gone too far!
Raven: to banish Marie from the kingdom is not too far, Madaleine!
Madaleine: What if you find out that the apple seller is kind. You do not know her! You should be happy that Marie has found a friend. You should also befriend the apple seller. Besides, if your mother and father find out they won’t take kindly to this. You’re not being kind to your sis.
Raven: Well said but I must continue.
Madaleine: You have a stubborn will, Raven. This has made you most unlike yourself.
Marie: What is going on?
Madaleine: You will know very soon I fear.
Raven: The die is cast; the ship has sailed. The goal is set; I cannot fail.
Madaleine: Perhaps going to the market will keep my mind off things.
Madaleine: Hello, apple seller. What is your name?
Alice: I am Alice and who are you?
Madaleine: My name is Madaleine. May I have an apple?
Alice: Here you go. Two pence please.
(Madaleine drops after biting the apple)
Alice: Are you all right?
I have consented to an evil plan
I have left kindness in a desolate dream
The world is ending as it seems
The unkind is I
That now I see
Woe is me!
Marie: Yes, Raven?
Raven: How could you partner with that apple seller to kill Madaleine?!
Marie: What are you talking about?
Raven: Madaleine was found dead near your friend’s apple stand with in apple in her hand.
Marie: I knew not about this.
Raven: Yes you did! Now my best friend is gone.
My heart is broken
My dear friend is gone
My joy is shattered
This ends my song
Pain now has a brand new name
My life will never be the same
I was never good to she
Woe is me!
Alice: Yes, Marie? Are you all right? Horror haunts your eyes.
Marie: You know the answer to that.
Alice: I thought that being friends would make up for the deaths of the late Raven and Madaleine…
Marie: Now I see! You traitor! You rebel! You’re deserting me! You are a spy invading this place! Falsehood lurks upon your face! A friendship withers at your call! You never answer me at downfall! I’ll wait alone to stay my fate! You grow not love but always reap! You cause the innocent to weep! Raven was right! Madaleine too! I don’t even know why I’m talking to you!
It is all my fault
I have caused myself great misery
I have lost my very best friend
This shall be the death of… me…
(Alice is still laying their dead)
Marie: Alice? Alice! This is my entire fault! My sister is dead, my friend is dead, my best friend is dead… am I dead?
(She screams and dies)
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
I have been tagged by Lilac.
1. I have been tagged several times
2. I have won two photo contest
3. I am going to camp in my backyard this Friday (hopefully)
4. I read almost 6 1/2 books in around three weeks
5. I once had a small restaurant in our kitchen (remember Madison Louise?)
6. I don't like pistachios
7. I am down on both my right and left splits (is it painful? on my left it definitely is)
3. Emma Wright
4. Hannah Wright
7. Mackenzie Rae
Monday, July 4, 2011
Let me list all the people who were there.
I have a bunch of cousins. I have twelve cousins to be exact. Here is the list of my cousins. I grouped the sibling groups together.
They live in three different states (four if you count me and Emily).
How deep have you swam?
Monday, June 6, 2011
I would like to thank all of my wonderful commenters and readers. Madison Louise, you have been my most faithful reader and commenter.
I have come a long way in my blogging since I made my first blog. I don't post on it anymore but it is still running. Click here if you want to visit it.
You may not know this but Madison Louise and I have been blogging together for a long time. You see, we know each other in person. I told her about blogs (I think) and she taught me how to load pictures. I thank her for teaching me about blogger and for being my friend. And don't worry Madison Louise, I will put A Pirates Life for Me on Write Always today.
There is one more person I would like to mention on here and that is Corsicapeace. As you have probably realized, I know Corsicapeace in person. I've been friends with her longer than Madison Louise. I thank her for reading my blog and being my friend.
Monday, May 30, 2011
2. I am getting my top 6 braces tomorrow
3. I am going to have dance everyday this week
4. My dance recital is in 3 days (I just realized that)
5. I have joined the church youth band and am playing the keyboard for them next week
6. I want you all to go to Write Always (I just figured out how to do that)
Saturday, May 28, 2011
1. I got back around 2:00 this morning from Washington D. C.
2. I love Adventures in Odyssey
3. I've just started tennis
4. This is either my second or third time being tagged
5. While in Washington D. C. I got a book about weird animals and plants
6. I am almost down on my straddle
7. I have dreams all the time that I'm down on all of my splits
I tag Francesca
Monday, May 23, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I have been writing independent stories lately. I plan to send them to AG Magazine to see if they will publish any of them. If you get that magazine you might remember the story contest where you had to write a story that had the title "Dress Disaster." I am writing a story like that. I won't be able to send it in but I will be writing something.
I went to the orthodontist again Tuesday and got my expander. Every day Mama takes a key and turns my expander. At first it hurt but the last time she did it it just felt tight. I used to eat really slowly because I wasn't used to it. For everyone who doesn't have an expander, you are lucky to be able to use the whole top of your mouth.
Friday, May 20, 2011
I only have 4 people signed up for my photo contest. If anyone else would like to sign up please do soon.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Tomorrow night I am playing the piano for the offertory (while the ushers take up offering- Adopt A Club offering in this case). It is during the AWANA awards ceremony. I will be getting the Timothy Award which is what you get for finishing four AWANA books.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
1. I got eliminated from Gabby's photo contest
2. I got my prizes from Francesca's contest
3. I am getting my last baby tooth pulled tomorrow
4. AWANA is over
Please enter my contest. I posted about it a few post below.
My sister would also like you to enter her photo contest at www.monkeyemily.blogspot.com .
Saturday, April 23, 2011
I stayed up really late last night. Why? We had the Secret Church. What is that? The Secret Church is an event that takes place twice a year in a church in Alabama. It isn't really secret but we meet at night like they do in secret churches in China, India, Russia etc.. This year they decided to simulcast it to homes and churches all over the world. There were people gathered in Greece and India even (of course it was day time there). The people from our church were there from 7:00 pm till 1:00 am. It was amazing even though the speaker started crying 5 minutes into it (he was very passionate).
My sister really wants her computer back. I won't be able to post often because she never wants me on but I will try.
Please enter Emily's photo contest at www.monkeyemily.blogspot.com .
Please enter my photo contest which is a few posts below. I need 7 more people to enter.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Here is what you will do:
1. pick 1 doll (you will be using this doll for every round so choose wisely)
2. take a picture the coexists with the theme
3. comment on a post with the link to the post that has your entry on it
you will need:
1. 1 doll
2. a blog or website
This contest will have 5 rounds and each one will have a theme. I will be judging (along with my sister who is not eligible) on creativity, quality, and coexistence to the theme.
First place will receive: a personalized blog header and blog award
Second place will receive: a personalized blog award
As soon as I get 10 people to enter my contest (enter by commenting on this post, if you don't want to enter don't comment on this post) I will give out the first theme.
I will eliminate 2 people after every round.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Here is the link to learn about the contest:
Edit- she is dancing right now, please pray for her
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
1. I am uploading a video to YouTube right now (I will try to put it on here)
2. I can play Prelude in C Major
3. my ballet class is dancing with scarves this year (so much fun)
4. I love Starbursts
5. I have had strep throat 9 times
6. I have never had a partner from my church to go with to Bible quizzing
7. I will practice piano for hours
I will tag
1. Fransesca from The Girls of Crestview Lane
2. Ruthie from My Life At Hogwarts (yes, I know that I am tagging my own doll)
3. Quinlyn from Quinny & Co
4. Iona from Life in My Eyes
5. Leanna from Loop-de-Loop
I know that's only 5, but I already tagged 7 people and I am running out of options.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
This photo reminds me of Series of Unfortunate Events because of Count Olaf and V. F. D. I thought this would be an interesting photo. This picture makes the eye seem blank and looking out into the distance. That is something Ruthie will do when she is supposed to be doing school.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Someone will email, comment on your blog, or say on their blog if they tag you. You will then post 7 things about yourself and tag 7 other people.
~7 things about myself~
1. I like banana and manaise (however you spell that) sandwiches (I had one for supper)
2. I have to practice atleast 100 minutes a week for band
3. In Bible quizzing I have won 3rd place twice, fourth place once, highest honors twice, and quizzing champion once
4. I got showcase with the rest of the steeldrum band this year
5. I have lots of yarn
6. I have no family in my state
7. I like to write tragedy plays
~7 people I tag~
1. Meghan/Pearl from An Everyday, Whatsoever, Random, Anything Blog and Madison Louise's Books
2. Emma from Dolls of Lily Pad Meadow
3. Willow K. from A Spy's Life of Jess, Ivy, and Melissa
4. Skylar from American Girl Fan Club by Skylar
5. Phoebe from Love That Doll
6. Caelen from My American Girl and Me
7. Minnie Kitchen from Minnie Kitchen
I will try to contact you all.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
You might have seen that I changed my pen name to Kit Snicket. She is one of my favorite characters in Series of Unfortunate Events.
Ruthie has posted on her blog and would like you to read it.
I am back on my blog and would like my wonderful readers to read and comment again.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
I loved Series of Unfortunate Events. It was really good. Be prepared to cry on the last chapter of the last book. The very end is happy but makes you want to cry.
I really liked Bridge to Terebithia as well. It was so good till I got to about the ninth chapter. It got really sad. The author is not a Christian possibly because a character doesn't believe that God will send someone to hell (even though that person wasn't a Christian). They also kind of prayed to spirits which was just weird.
Over all, I recommend both of these books. I am now going to read Little Women.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Hi! My name is Gianna Morgan Brown but you can call me Gia. I am twelve almost thirteen (although my parents won't admit it) and I have positively no talent. I am not joking. I have tried many different activities but none of them work for me. Believe me, I am not exaggerating. Let me explain.
My mom always wanted me to take dance classes. she signed me up for a ballet class. I was okay with it... at first. First of all the teacher started the class by giving a lecture.
"I want you to be here every week," said Ms. Angelica. "Ballet requires commitment and I am not going to teach a class where girls don't come."
She went on and on. Finally we started doing something. I was no good. Ms. Angelica kept telling me to flatten my thighs and not to sickle when I was trying my best. Everyone else seemed to be doing beautifully.
After class was over, Ms. Angelica talked to mom.
"You daughter is not going to be successful in dance," said Ms. angelica.
"I'm sure if she works at it Gia will do fine," said my mom. As I said, mom always wanted me to take dance classes.
"No she won't. You will be wasting your money."
"How can you tell if you've only seen her do it for an hour?"
"I will not let her in this class again and that's final."
So that was the end of ballet for me. Mom tried to get me into tap, but I refused. I wanted to put as much space between Ms. Angelica and myself.
I didn't only try ballet but many other things. I tried gymnastics, horseback riding, piano, basketball and more. Here is what happened with the one's I mentioned.
Gymnastics seemed like something I would be good at. I was flexible and I loved to watch it during the Olympics. I did well when we all had to stretch at the beginning. The trouble started when we got to the beam exercises. I have no balance when I have to balance on a four inch beam of wood. The bar was just as bad. I couldn't hold myself on the bar or pull myself up on it.
When I got home I told my mom how it wouldn't work. It took me forever to convince her to let me quit. that still wasn't the end of my pursuit to find my talent.
You know how I said it took me forever to convince my mom to let me quit gymnastics? Well that was only because I told her I would try piano which happened to be another thing mom wanted me to take. I happened to want to take it as well. I was anxious and excited to try piano.
Piano got off to a good start. My teacher, Mrs. Donna, was very nice. I was very excited until I found out that I wasn't going to be doing very interesting songs at the beginning. I was highly disappointed but decided to keep with it. I wasn't doing too bad, but I wasn't enjoying it. I kept at it for a week. I thought I might eventually start to enjoy it. I continued to think optimistically until I saw my theory homework. I didn't understand any of the different beats or notes. I couldn't even remember where the notes were. I figured the only reason I had survived this far was because I hadn't had any theory homework. I tried to get out of it but my mom wouldn't let me.
"You are going to stick with this, Gianna," said my mom.
"But I can't remember anything from it and I don't enjoy it," I said.
"If you keep at it you will enjoy it. I regret not continuing piano and now I want you to. Besides, the only reason why you can't remember any of it is because you don't want to."
"Gianna, you are going to continue piano."
You've got to understand that the only people who call me Gianna are people I just meet, strict teachers and my mom when she really means something. Whenever she calls me Gianna I know I can't argue anymore.
I still take piano but I still don't enjoy my lessons.
My parents wanted me to do something active in the summer. Before I knew it they had signed me up for horseback riding. I was not excited about this. I am deathly afraid of horses. I think my parents signed me up for it to help me get rid of my fear of horses.
I was scared to death when I walked up to the horse I was going to ride. The horse itself didn't exactly look like it wanted me to ride it. As soon as I got onto the horse it took off. I somehow got hooked on the horse so when it streaked away, I fell down and was dragged along with it. I'd prefer not to go into details of what happened. Let's just say that my parents let me quit and join a summer basketball team instead.
Basketball seemed like fun at first. The only problem was that none of the girls liked me and I was the slowest player on the team. Because of that I sat on the bench every game except for one. That time was a mistake anyway. Everyone else that could possibly take my place was either mysteriously hurt or fouled out. When I did play in that game, I kept fouling other people and getting behind. I kept with the team for the rest of the summer. I told my parents when it was over that I would have been more active that summer if I hadn't played basketball. They said I was active during practice; then I pointed out that I had to sit out of most practices because I had injured myself when everybody came running my way and knocked me over. They couldn't disagree with that.
Currently the only things I have going for me are my best friends Jillian, Hope, and Nicole, and my straight A's in English and literature. What do I have that isn't going for me, piano and no talent?
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
I would like to thank all of my 31 followers. I never thought that I would have 31 wonderful followers. My new goal is 45. Do you think we can reach it?
Friday, February 4, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
There is a place,
Where the ground is covered in lace.
Where there is a princess,
Who sits restless.
Her palace is made of caramel,
And only chocolate you smell.
The grass is colored yellow,
And no one ever feels mellow.
Where is such a place?
Could it be in space?
I decided to look for it,
So a candle I lit.
Into my closet I stepped,
And then my heart leaped.
I had found the place;
It was not in space.
It was in my imagination all along.