EOS Lip Balm

I’ve kind of always been a freak about lip balm and always having some with me.  I hate having chapped lips.  It’s kind of like a pet-peeve.  (That’s probably not spelled right.)  Anyway, I while ago I found this organic brand names, EOS.  It’s really moisturizing and it comes in spherical form.  I absolutely love it.  My favorite flavor is Lemon Drop (it’s the one with SPF 15) and I’m almost at the end.  I created this post because people have been asking me where to get it.  I got it at the Walgreens on Howell…  So, although they probably don’t have it anymore I’ve decided to give you a couple options!  There are some links below.  It’s not your regular $1.29 chapstick but if you’ve got hyper-sensitive skin like me you’ll love it!

That website will lead you to a map with all the stores that carry EOS products.  You can even just search for a single product.  Online is usually the best bet and they will give you some of those on the site, too!  Have fun and try it out…

http://www.evolutionofsmooth.com/locator/

Blessings,

Madelyn

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Student Play Festival

Guess it’s time I filled you in…  I really should be working on a self-portrait that is due tomorrow.  However, if  you know me you’ll know that it is utterly impossible for me to focus on something for long periods of time for certain things.  Some things I can do but tedious things like shading my boring face just ticks me off a bit.  Sorry for leading by a bad example but I’m the procrastinating queen!  Need lessons?  Leave a comment.  Anyway, back to my story!

At PIUS…  Yes, PIUS.  I know how everyone hates the school but get over it!    At the end of the year after the big shows are over we have the, (drum roll) Student Play Festival.  It’s a series of short plays that are written, directed, and acted by students.  When you audition (any year can audition) you audition for all of them and they cast you in (if any) the one they’d like you in.  This year there were six plays.  I got called back and casted for Maccichi Zulu.  It’s about two lions that are in love.   So, there are two actors.  The lions are called Anshus and Dae.  I’m Dae.   The play is interpretive, so it tells a story using only movement and sound.  THERE IS NO TALKING.  It’s pretty cool and I’m having a great time.  It’s less intimidating to act in front of students, then some hoytie-toytie director.  It’s like hanging out.  Hope all my friends are having fun in high school.  You can do it!  I beg you to survive, it’s almost over!

I get out MAY 24th!  I’m so excited.

TALK!  I know you’re all out there.  If I can do it, you can do it.  Call me.  I’m lonely. JK

Love you all.  Blessings,

Madelyn


Bags Made Out of Bags!

I’ve been over at Lydia’s (Mathew’s little sister) house quite often, recently…  We’ve been making bags out of bags…  It’s real fun, but harder than it looks…  In fact, I messed up so drastically in the crocheting process that I have to start over again.

Steps for Making a Fairly Large Tote

Step 1:  Collect or buy 100 some bags

Step 2:  Cut the handles and the bottom off.  (You can do a couple of bags at a time.)

Step 3:  Fold vertically 2 times.

Step 4:  Cut horizontally into 1 – 1.5 inch pieces.

Step 5:  Once finished cutting, make sure your peices create loops.

Step 6:  Figure out how you want your bag to look.  (If you want random or organized.)

Step 7:  If you chose random then you won’t have to make your yarn in a particular order.  However, if you want it organized then you’ll have to seperate the colors.

Step 8:  Once you’ve figured it all out, start making yarn.  To do so take two loops.  Put one under the other.  Now put the one you just put under through itself.  Tighten until the knot is small.  Be careful not to stretch the loop.  Once you think you have enough yarn for the size of a ball start rapping.

Step 9:  I made 13 balls just to make sure I wouldn’t have to make any more…  Believe me, you won’t want to do more!

Step 10:  Once you’ve got your balls, take a break.  Your fingers are going to need some rest.

Step 11:  Once you’ve taken a sufficient nap, start crocheting in a circular motion.

To be honest this post is long as it is, so if you’re interested and want more in depth details on how to crochet the bag, I’d be happy to email you or make an appointment to teach you…  Take some time to think about it, it’s a big under taking!

Yours Truly,

Daisy

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P.S.  Hope to right more soon!  Have utter patience with me…

Here is what one looks like.  Pretty cool, right?  Still working on mine, so not that big yet!

Water Coloring

I’ve been doing a lot of water-coloring lately.  Were going to Door County soon! (July 5th-July 17th) I am so excited!  We go up there every July and for the past few years I’ve been water-coloring like crazy.  This year, however, I want to sell my watercolors up there.  A lot of the locals know me, and I think I might sell a few.  It’s worth a shot and it’s more for fun anyhow!  What are your plans for the rest of the summer?  Have any adventures you’re dying to vent about?  Either way, check out my comment bar or use the blue stars to rate!

~ Daisy

The famous Door County cherries!

Want a cherry pie recipe from a Door County Blog?  I demand you click here.

Loving Chicago

Every time I go to Chicago, I do something different. When I was younger, I went to the American Girl Doll Outlet. When I was older I liked going to Shedd’s Aquarium. Now, when we go to visit family we take the train and go shopping. However, out of all the times I’ve been to Chicago, the trip yesterday was spectacular and different. Navy Pier was so fantastic that I didn’t want to leave. Following Navy Pier came Magnificent Mile where we “shopped “til’ we dropped.” Most of us didn’t buy tons of stuff on Michigan Avenue because we “splurged” at Navy Pier. Nevertheless, it was tons of fun. There are two floors of Forever 21! We shopped at the building across from Bloomingdale’s. It had countless levels and half of our time at the building was spent riding the fun elevators and escalators. Overall, we had tons of fun even though it was raining! In fact, the rain made it an adventure! Thank you Mr. Skonecki and Ms. Mattson for planning this field trip. What did you do in Chicago?

~ Daisy

P.S. I can’t wait to go to Navy Pier again on a sunny day! (So I can ride the ferris wheel.)

Pez

Most teenagers my age would swallow down an Easter basket in no time but I still have left over candy!  Come to mention it, most of the candy the Easter bunny delivered was pez!  I love pez.  The fun containers are handy and portable and whenever you want a craving you can pop the one of the little bit sized candies (numerously flavored) into your mouth.  Did you know that they have chocolate flavored pez?  All this talk of pez is inspiring me, really.  Maybe I’ll start a collection of pez containers or waffle down a package when I get home.  Whatever the case I hope you comment, rate, and enjoy some pez this summer.

It’s such a cool word, “pez!”

~ Daisy

P.S.  This weekend was jam-packed with homework! 😦

Theres seven more days until Graduation!

Smells

I know the lilac, crab, and magnolia tree seasons are well over but there are a couple stragglers… Those stragglers are making my day! Whenever I’m having a hard and frustrating day like this one; nothing puts my mind more at peace then the smell of a lilac tree! Fragrant, purple, and sweet… What smells make you smile?

~ Daisy

Birds and Freeways

My mother had the weirdest encounter on the freeway yesterday.  Out of the blue, without warning or signal a bird came crashing through her window!  What would you have done?  Screamed, yelled for help, swerved out of control and crashed, or simply ignored it….  Well, my mother (the dare devil, nature girl) screamed at the top of her lungs until the bird flew away.  She was so scared that she didn’t even recognize what the bird was.  Not to worry, the bird got off the floor, jumped on the seat and flew off into its flock in the sky…  No harm done.  But, it just goes to show you how out-of-character you can behave when unexpected events unfold.  Thank you!  I’ll be here all night…

~ Daisy

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Veggie Tales

To be honest, whenever I watch the Veggie Tale episodes I laugh my socks off.  Yeah, its easy to get me to laugh but seriously…  The characters themselves are talking asparaguses and broccoli!  I think there is something pretty funny to say about that…  What do you think?  I mean, I enjoy the adventures that the mini yellow squashes have on the television but I have even more fun laughing at how silly the whole concept is.  Is that mean?  I love creativity but talking vegetables really tickles my funny bone.  What do you have to say about Veggie Tales?

~ Daisy

Weekly Fun w/ Mady 13!

I hope you had tons of fun this weekend!  I know I did.  But we’ll talk about this later.  For now, enjoy the video!

~ Daisy

Fortune Cookie Madness

Don’t get me wrong, Chinese food is fabulous. But when Wong’s Wok staff doesn’t put fortune cookies in your take-out bag, your whole dinner is ruined!  What were they thinking?  Were they trying to rip us off?  What Chinese Fast-Food restaurant doesn’t give their customers fortune cookies?  What is this?  We usually get extra because they want to get rid of them!  Who cares if they’re all broken!  I don’t care, I just want the cool fortune!  They may be little but they make my day and for them to rip off my family and wreck our my dinner like that was completely ridiculous.  I hope you all got a laugh out of this bazaar and unfortunately true story.

~ Daisy


Bare Feet

I get in trouble all the time fore never wearing coats and refusing to wear socks and shoes out of the house (aside from school.) I don’t know what my deal is. I love the feeling of cold grass, dew, sand and sidewalk on my feet! Is that wrong? In my opinion, that’s how it was. Not that I’m calling myself a cave woman or anything but thats how it was back then. People didn’t go hunt down mammoths in Nike’s and Adidas’s! Hmmmmm… I going to have to think on the subject a little longer but all in all I don’t think its wrong to be bare feet or to hate socks or to dislike shoes. Its the gypsy coming out in me! That reminds me… I wanted to share a song with you… It’s one of my favorites. Gypsy by Shakira. Tonight I’ll try to post that song on my blog! “Ta Ta my friend!”

~ Daisy

Tomatoes vs. Ketchup

All my life I’ve been the kind of person to like things like banana bread and ketchup but not like their sources. Some of my friends are like that but I feel the need to get it out there because I’m totally freaked out be it! How can someone love a product but not love its source. It’s totally wacky but at the same time it makes sense. For instance, I don’t like bananas because of their texture but love my Mom’s banana bread because it might have the taste but it gets rid of that weird texture. Am I weird? Am I going totally bonkers? Are you that kind of person? Comment and help me cope with this condition!

~ Daisy

Happy Birthday Sara!

Yes, it is Sara’s Birthday and in celebration I’d like to dedicate today’s post to Sara in the hopes that it will cheer her up. I’d be pretty bummed too if my birthday fell on a scummy day like this. If you’d like to be a good person and help me cheer her up please sing along… “1,2,1,2,3,4… Happy Birthday to you… Happy Birthday to you… Happy Birthday dear Sara… Happy Birthday to you!” Thank you to those who did sing it for real or in your head, it probably means the world to her. If you didn’t sing then you have issues. Just kidding! Have a marvelous day Sara and everyone else…

~ Daisy

Ivy

Most people immediately think about poison ivy when someone mentions, “ivy.”  But, ivy can be a beautiful thing. Some of my favorite houses have ivy amongst their exterior walls. There is something so beautiful to me about green lush ivy leaves on an old brick building. Maybe that’s just my weird wack-a-doodle self talking. Maybe I’ll take a picture downtown today of the beautiful ivy on the buildings and use it as my blog-header. How do you feel about the subject? Do you think ivy overwhelms and invades a house’s exterior walls? Or do you think it builds a buildings character like me? Comment and I might write a follow-up post based off your feedback…

~ Daisy


Eggs

I love eggs!  There are so many ways to cook them, eat them and do with them that you simply cannot dislike eggs entirely.  For example, I had eggs on toast this morning and it was yummy but I could have done thousands of thing!  I could have boiled them, colored them, fried them and who knows what else!  Do you get my point or am I starting to sound bazaar?  The point is, is that I love eggs and you should too!  So, how do you like your eggs if any?  Comment to let me know…  I like mine scrambled.

~ Daisy

Have you ever read the book by Jerry Spinelli?

Extreme Wind

Is it just me or do you too, “have a feeling were not in Kansas in anymore!”

~Daisy

P.S.  I’ve done two post today so make sure to check on the previous one and comment!

Sparklers

You know those great fireworks that you can hold in your hand?  They look like wands and they’re called sparklers…  I love them!  We had like a ton left from last year so we used them last night on Samantha’s birthday and we had a blast.  What is your favorite type of firework?

~ Daisy