Friday Post!

First! Weekly Picture:

Second! Recipe:

Picture and recipe from here.  I am actually drinking this right now.  I am also eating the other half of the avocado that was left over from the recipe with some salt.  I’m alternating, a drink of the smoothie, a bite of the avocado, and it’s so divine, I never thought an avocado could taste so rich and sweet!

I think this smoothie would be amazing along side of the other half of the avocado every morning for breakfast or a healthy (and filling) snack.  It’s very yummy.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a hass avocado
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1/2-1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon condensed milk
Directions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add more sugar or milk until you get the desired consistency/taste.

I, Kate, left out the condensed milk because I didn’t have any and it still turned out wonderful!

Third! Personal Update!

First of all- Happy birthday to my Nana!!! She’s the best Nana in the world. ♥

Not much has happened this week.  School was great as usual.  There’s a kid, Kris who is in literally half of my classes (we have two classes together every day and lunch together every day) and he’s becoming my best friend, pretty much.  He’s way awesome.  It’s nice to have a good friend already.  🙂

I’m also (hopefully) going to have a fashion photoshoot with my friend Logan this Sunday!  I’m not sure if I posted about it Monday, but it was originally planned for Thursday (yesterday) and got rescheduled.  I really hope it goes well on Sunday!  I have to say this is the most excited I’ve been for a shoot before!

If the shoot happens, I’ll probably upload a few pictures on Monday on here and give a link to the complete album on my Facebook page.

That’s all for now.  🙂 I’ll see you Sunday!

Personal Post!

Things have been going pretty well lately.  Having a life, learning and enjoying structure again is nice!  Last week was my first week at public school again so there wasn’t much to do except sit around and listen about disclosures.  This week is already feeling more like school, though.  I’m enjoying all of my classes and I’m really liking what I’m getting to learn.  At my age I am starting to realize that education is everything so even though I am not taking many core classes at all, I am still doing very well compared to previous years in school.  My favorite class so far is probably guitar just because I’m actually learning to play and I thought I never would.

Yesterday was my dad’s birthday as well.  We got him Oreos (DUH, it’s my dad), a really funny Darth Vader shirt and a gift certificate to Michael’s Craft Store for more supplies for his miniatures.  He seemed to enjoy his birthday.  I had the privilege of making his cake.  I’ve made him cake before, but this year I really wanted to try to make it look nice.  I made a double layer 8″ red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.  Let me tell you one thing.  I hate frosting.  I love the taste of it, but I hate working with it.  It’s not smooth like fondant and I have NO IDEA how to smooth it out to make it look flawless.  Plus, red crumbs on the cake got in the frosting as I was spreading it around, causing it to be some-what polka-dotted… Great, huh?  I also didn’t even know what I was going to do when I started decorating so there’s a straight line around the top of the cake and then wavy icing inside of it because I decided I wanted wavy but I had already put the straight line…. Yeah, here are some pictures:

Both layers baked and cooled.

Cake assembled.

Frosted… what does it look like?  This is the top icing.  See what I mean about the straight line and the waves?

Blurry.  Bottom of the cake.

Side view.  Polka dotted and uneven frosting.  Wah.

 Cake.  Yes, it’s on a blue Tupperware lid because we don’t have any cake stands.  Double wah.

So, the cake didn’t turn out looking too good but I guess it was an okay attempt for my first “somewhat fancy cake.”  It definitely tasted marvelous.  I love red velvet with cream cheese frosting…. mmmmmmmm…. it’s my favorite kind of cake.  (But I prefer razzleberry pie over cake any day.)

Other than school and cake… not much is going on.

My hair is growing out!  It only has another inch to go before it’s as long as it was before I cut it short in 2011.  I always cut my hair when it gets long and every single time I do, I always regret it.  Back in the day I used to have hair all the way down past my hips.  I want it long again!  It’s getting closer to my first goal though and after that, I will trim it (and that last inch will actually be gone, but still) and then grow it out three more inches before trimming again.  I know everyone says for healthy hair trim every month/every two months but I know my hair and how it works.

 I also haven’t been watching ANY Gossip Girl since school started… I turn it on every once in a while but I get too distracted since I don’t have as much time to relax as I did when I was doing home school.  I have homework and practice now! So, that’s kind of sad.  Gossip Girl is getting kind of boring too though, they seem to be drawing out the show too much right now and adding too much drama to keep it alive and also to keep up with.

That’s all I can think of update-wise.  I’ll see you Wednesday for Favorite Song Of The Week along with Movies Of The Month!

 

 

Personal Post!

This weekend definitely did not go as planned!  I had expected to stay home and watch Netflix all weekend.  I did not stay home and I did not watch Netflix once!  I ended up still going to my Nana’s on Saturday after sleeping in till 10 (that would be a yay, except for the reason I did was because I was up all night).  We had a big ham dinner there and then a dump cake dessert!  It was nice.  Then, my papa mentioned that he was going ice fishing the next day and invited me.  My initial reaction was absolutely not, because I haven’t gone fishing in years and being on a frozen lake for hours on end while staring at a pole did not appeal to me.  I ended up actually saying yes, though.  Why?  Well first of all, it’s a tradition for all the girls in my family to eventually go ice fishing with Papa at least once.  I’ve still never gone and we all felt like it was my time to enter the tradition.  Second of all, life is short.  I jump at almost every opportunity I have because life is short and I hope to fill my life with as many unique and interesting experiences as possible.  Growing up, I did have quite a few adventures.  Lately, I’ve been deprived of excitement and I really thought there would be nothing better to do than to go off with my awesome papa and do something I’ve never done before.  I ended up having fun.  We didn’t catch anything at all, not even any bites, but the people we came with caught two good-sized rainbows.  The wind was absolutely horrible and kept trying to push over the shanty my papa and I were in, so after four hours, we called it quits and headed back home.  I did get quite a few good pictures from the awesome drive to and from though, and I hope to have them up on Friday.

So then, I ended up hanging out at my Nana’s after we got back and then my aunt went with me to the mall before I went home.

I ended up exchanging my lipstick, lip liner and bare minerals matte foundation that I purchased last time at Sephora.  I ended up hating the foundation, because you know how people say that it makes them look like they’re not wearing any makeup?  Well, I good get that look by simply not wearing any makeup.  It did have the lightest and sheerest coverage, and because it was a powder, if I tried to achieve medium-full coverage, it looked extremely cakey.  I can’t even express how much I hated that foundation.  Like a lot of people say, bare minerals is for people who have really great skin and need the tiniest bit of enhancement.  I have a lot of discoloration and I need more than a little enhancement.  I also exchanged the lipstick and liner because I needed the entire gift card money for what I was exchanging stuff for, since I didn’t have any cash.  I ended up purchasing the Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation in Creamy Ivory because I’ve heard nonstop rage about it from people with skin identical to mine.  So far I’ve used it once and I have to say I like it so far, but I need to experiment with how to put it on in the best way.

I went home after the trip at the mall and ended up going to sleep at 11pm, waking up at midnight, and then laying in bed 10% asleep with frustration (from not being completely asleep) for a few hours.  This morning, I vaguely remember waking up from my alarm, but I didn’t wake up or turn it off or anything.  I was so asleep.  Then, my mom came in at 8 to wake me up and I realized my throat was as tight as ever and my head was pounding.  She let me go back to sleep and I woke up at 11am.  Then I realized it wasn’t just my throat and a headache, it was my whole body and I was completely miserable.  I managed two whole wheat waffles and a few ibuprofen and then just lay in bed reading for a few hours.  I ended up gradually getting better throughout the day and at 2:30 I finally felt 100% again and did some schoolwork.  I don’t know what happened, but my dad said it sounded like I had a bit of mild hypothermia from ice fishing yesterday.  That’s entirely possible because I was freezing during the whole trip.

As of right now, it’s 5:52PM and I feel great except for I still have a headache and I’m feeling just a tiny bit dizzy still.  I’m really hoping to get good sleep tonight and completely get rid of whatever little bug I had!

I don’t really have many other personal updates, except for I’m really hoping to start writing my novel again soon.  I haven’t really sat down to write in years, because I’ve gotten bad at being able to actually feel what I’m writing.  Like, I can still write, but it doesn’t feel like I’m actually writing the full idea I had and I never feel connected to it.  I do have a big talent and place for my heart in writing though, so I really hope I can get into it again soon.  I just have to find the right moment, I guess.

Oh!  And here’s two photos I took recently:

See you Wednesday for Favorite Song of the Week!