life at best is a struggle
life at best can be trouble
store up on love, stay humble
its all a guess baby, life at best
life at best - eli young band

No words for today. Today was just today. Babysat, did school, and cleaned for K's family. Here are a few pictures I took of my youngest sister and K blowing bubbles.

Much love.


this thursday a week ago

Every Thursdays we babysit a little boy "K" I've been babysitting him since I was 11, two weeks shy of 12, and he was 1, three weeks shy of 2. I love the little guy like a brother, he's so adorable. Anywho, on Thursdays when he's over here I like to have some sort of arts/craft thing for my younger two siblings and K. 

This Thursday a week ago we made tissue paper lanterns..

This craft is fairly simple.

Supplies: Paint brushes. Tissue Paper. Elmers Glue. Brown Paper -Newspaper will do. Scissors. Glass jars -I used canning jars.

Prep: First I put down the brown paper just to lessen the clean up time for me.
Then I cut up tissue paper in triangles and squares and put them in bowls sorted by color.
Next I cut paper cups in half so they were a good size for dipping the brushes into.
I filled the little cups half way with glue.  
Then I set up the tissue paper filled bowls, paint brushes, and glue to look appealing to the littles -K will usually say no he doesnt want to do a craft, that is until he sees the setup then he changes his mind and wants to do it.

Process: Then they applied a small amount of glue to a section of the jar, chose the tissue paper of their choice and stuck it to the glued area. 
They did that until the entire thing was covered in tissue paper. 
Lastly we applied one more coat of glue over the entirety of the jar to seal it. 
And thats that.
You can put a tea light in it and it makes a pretty lantern. 
The glue and paper is only on the outside so it is fireproof!

The kiddos really enjoyed making them and its really simple. Hope ya'll have fun trying them out!

Much love.



oh man we were livin', sittin' there reminiscin'
yeah, we sang and talked and traveled back in time
we laughed until we cried
we laughed until we cried - jason aldean

On Sunday I got back from a short vacation to Southern Indiana. We went to Holiday World for most of Friday to celebrate my brother's 13th birthday. Then for supper we drove an hour to go visit some old friends of ours. We've known them since I was 2-ish, so for about 12-ish years or so. We always have a lot of fun together. Always a bunch of "-remember when..", a lot've laughing and singing going on. Anyways on Saturday we were sorta bored, ok we were a lot bored so out of desperation we came up with a crazy idea. Although, it didnt turn out crazy, it turned out amazing (in my opinion) I'll let ya'll be the judge..

That right there was created in like 2ish hours? We quickly decided a song, recorded Brooke. Bethany and I chose her outfits and did her hair and makeup and off we went to record. We did it all on my iPod touch. I was surprised at how good it turned out. I mean the recording, I wasnt surprised with her singing skills, my bestie has talent ;) 

Her and her sister both have amazing voices but Bethany didn't sing this time. Anyways I hope ya'll like it. We had a blast making it! 

But, now that I've gotten a small taste of videography, Im hooked. So we'll see how long this little interest lasts..

Much love.


Three weeks- I can.not wait.

everyday someone asks me what's my story and what do i like to do
and everyday, for the most part, i only go so far; i almost never tell the truth
'cause the truth is behind me there's not much, to give up, i like simple, not complicated
small town kid - eli young band

I just arrived home this afternoon from Arkansas. I spent a week with my favorite aunt and we just hung out, shopped, sewed, ate good food, talked and visited with some of my other cousins. I had fun. 
But now all I feel like doing is sleeping, in my bedroom, surrounded by silence. But oh I can't. We have two college guys using it for the next few days. 
Tomorrow we leave for a mini vacation to visit some old friends. Next week we start school. Then, finally, after three weeks I shall be reunited with my bed. 
I can.not wait!

Much love.