I know this is two months late, but better late than never right? I love this adorable picture I took of my dog for our annual Christmas picture and it was the first time I used a lighting setup. I'm so happy I was able to take this picture in less than 10 minutes and the results are amazing!
My friend had been trying to get a cat for her birthday and when the adorable cute cat tutorial below, I immediately knew I had to put it on her card. My cat is a bit different as I did it in watercolor and it isn't as good as the original, but I think it ended up really well and my friend liked it!
Dear Mom and Dad,
I will never be able to thank you enough for all that you've done for me. You've loved me, supported me, and have never left my side.
I'm typically an indecisive person but it seems that I am more so when I'm around you. One moment, I'll be missing the days when we were closer, but then the next I'll become frustrated with both you and especially me. It's definitely not your issue. I know that what I'm feeling is due to me second guessing myself and it's something I need to fight through in order to get rid of the regret. There are two ways for me to do this, either to completely get over you or to date you and see where it goes (it probably wont go anywhere). I just need to get the thought out of my mind.
I know it's a bit uncharacteristic for me to be doing this fashion post but new year, new blog posts! The Ava is my go to bag that's small and light enough to not get in my way yet big enough to carry everything I need. It's super cute and its pale violet color easily pairs with almost every outfit I own. The bag can dress any outfit up yet is still casual enough for any day out.
As far as all years go, 2016 was a big one for me.
I started this blog, was inducted into NHS, went to Europe, began attending Teen Court, passed the 60 like and 180 follower mark on Instagram. I now have 146 followers on Twitter, scored 5s on all of my AP exams (!!!!!!), and have more than 40,000 points on Snapchat. I fought through the drama, rid myself of fake friends, improved 130 points on the PSAT, went to parties, made new friends, and had tons of fun.
Dear Serena Williams,
Recently, I had the opportunity to make a telegraph for my APUSH (AP US History for those not familiar) class and it was hard to find good tutorials online that were aesthetically pleasing and simple to make. Many tutorials didn't have simple and clear instructions or even instructions at all so I hope this tutorial is helpful! (If you have questions, leave comments below)
It's been a tradition for many years among my close friends and I to make each other homemade cards for our birthdays. Being a true craft lover, I've continuously attempted to take my cards to the next level through learning calligraphy and using more high quality papers. I had been making cards for my family and friends for as long as I could remember and it has always been a great way for me to express my thanks for being there for me.
Specifically, congratulations to the America of white, uneducated, older people including David Duke, the former grand duke of the KKK. To all of those who fear an "immigrant takeover" of our country and are racists. Congratulations Donald Trump.
To start off, this was a long way coming. Three years of boiling bitterness beneath the surface. You and I both know our deep dislike for each other and how it won't be settled. I so dearly wish I'd be able to confront you directly, but we both know it will never happen. From the freshman tennis team to now, get over yourself.
Ask me about any top college and I'll be able to find someone I know who attended or is currently attending it. Ask me about any math competition and I'll tell you who was number one. Ask me about the academic success stories of others and I'll be able to list too many to count. Ask me who got a 2400 (now 1600) on their SAT or 1520 on their PSAT. Ask about my retired math professor grandpa, first-woman-to-attend-college-in-her-village grandma, high school teacher other grandma, PhD with two masters degrees dad, or my mom who despite having lots of trouble with English got her bachelor's degree and I'll be able to go on for ages about each of their achievements.
But don't ask me about my own success.