Thursday, December 30, 2010

quiz

I made a very cool quiz to see how well you know me. I know most of you have no idea but just give it your best shot. Here is the link http://www.quizyourfriends.com/take-quiz.php?id=1012301450132548&a=1

I made a skirt.

I made a skirt just the other day. I love making skirts,i am going to post a picture of it soon. I have my own sewing machine and I have made two skirts so far. It is hard work to make a skirt,but it is very rewarding when you are done with it. I will get a pic on very soon. remember to enter the contest! (I am not entering my skirt in the contest since I will be the judge)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

official deadline

the official deadline for my contest is January 2,sorry about all the changes,i think this should give you enough time to send in a picture. I think 4 people entered and I will except as many as possible 4 is the minimum.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

how much time do you guys need?

hey everyone,
I don't think I gave you enough time to send your pics in because of Christmas and all so how much time do you guys think you need to be able to send a picture in,a couple days a week? comment so I can change the deadline as soon as possible.

award

I wanted to give an award to the most faithful commenter and that is scezzle you can click on her profile to see her blogs i wasn't sure which one to use.
cx2 the artist suggested this idea to me so go an see her blog @ http://mymindfullofdreams.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 23, 2010

scezzle gave me a great idea I am going to add another category, you can enter an outfit that is the most suited for Christmas. You can enter up to 3 pictures for you who have already sent in pictures make sure you categorise your outfit!
thanks scezzle

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

changed deadline

because of the trouble I had with the e-mail I am moving the deadline to Monday the 27 that way you can have more time and the people who want to enter can.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

this is what you have to do.

sorry about all the confusion. I have decided that if you want to enter the contest post a picture of your outfit on your blog then comment and give me the link. make sure you comment on this post or I might not find that comment and you will not be entered!I am going to judge, all you have to do is tell me which category your outfit will be in like in my other contest the categories are CUTE and PRETTY. make sure to give me the link for your blog!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

contest details

Hi, I just wanted to let all of you know that if you want you can take a picture of the clothes without you wearing them. I know some of you were not able to do it because of that. That is an option if you would like to do that,that would be fine.

Friday, December 17, 2010

a new contest

Hi,
I have dicided to do a contest about fashion! I know you didn't get much time,but I wanted to get started as soon as I can! I have decided to take iris's advice and do a fashion contest! all you have to do is send in a picture of you, in your favorite outfit,then send the picture to me at my e-mail. If you don't want to have your face in the picture for safty reasons thats fine. here is the e-mail you can send them to schneiderhome@usfamily.net . I need to make it clear that you can only have ONE picture or it gets to confusing! the deadline is Tuesday the 21. I know it is short notice but I know that It will not be as likely for people to enter if it is to close to Christmas.
Thank you all for you suggestions, please enter!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

contest

I know that you guys all said that you wanted another contest,but what should I do it on? animals again? comment and give me as many suggestions as you can,then we will take a vote the one with the most votes will be the winner! I know this is  like a contest in its self!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Yes Yes Yes Another blog!

Hey everyone I made yes, yet another blog! It's called "Anything and Everything" her is the address for this blog! therandombloggers.blogspot.com My friend queen Lucy and I are starting it. We only have one post but PLEASE FOLLOW IT! We LLLLLOOOOOVVVVVEEEE followers! Thanks

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My 30th follower is...

Hey everyone, I got my 30th follower! Every ten followers I will write down your name and your blog address for everyone to see ( unless you don't want me to). my 30th follower congratulations MattieR! thank you so much for following! this is her blog! http://www.appaloosybook.blogspot.com/ If you have any friends who would like to follow my blog have them check it out! Make sure to check out MattieR's blog too!
thanks again to MattieR and all my other followers!

Friday, December 10, 2010

What should I do

Hey everyone,
What should I do? Should I do another contest? If so what about? Did you like the last contest or was it to confusing? Please comment and let me know very soon!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Nail tips

Nail panting tip
this is a VERY basic tip but I think it helps a bunch! when you apply your nail polish color do not use to much! I can not stress that enough! I am not an expert but I know from experience that you should not use to much or it will ruin the whole thing!

Monday, December 6, 2010

finaly

Here are the winners for the contest
tied for pretty!

Abby@ http://www.followinggodeveryday.blogspot.com/






bookblogger @ http://www.exploringcreationwithzoology.blogspot.com/






















Cute
Hannah@ http://www.armourclan.blogspot.com/




















last but not least, funny
icewolf@ http://www.icewolvesdomain.blogspot.com/

















Thank you all for competing!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Hey everyone I am very busy today and so I think I will prolong the contest entrees to December 6 sorry about that!so you have untill this monday! There is still time to enter!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

one more thing

Hey girls,
I wanted to let you know that you CAN enter at the most three animals in the contest,so please when you send them in tell me which category your animal will be in, cute,pretty,or funny.You can send in just one if you want to though.

For you who have already sent in pic please e-mail me and tell me which category you would like to enter you pet in. Sorry I didn't mention that before!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December 3rd deadline

I just wanted to remind you all that the contest ends on December 3rd. The prize is I will write who you are and your blog address. please enter before time runs out,the e-mail is a couple posts ago.
Thanks you all

The Quest for writers block blog

this blog is a book blog two of my friends are writing it It is about...man I wish i could tell you,well I guess you have to go check it out and see for yourself It's called "The Quest For Writers Block" www.thequestforwritersblock.blogspot.com

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Questions

Here are the questions Ceanna!

If you had a horse what would you name it?
If you had the power to change just one thing in the world what would it be?
If you could have one wish what would it be?
If you were a supper hero which one would you be?
If you could make up a super hero what would He/she be like?

The favorites...

book?
TV show?
animal
bug?
color?
type of clothing?
least favorite...
bug
color
book
animal
type of clothing
TV show

I just wanted to say...

I managed to sneak away from the thanksgiving preparations to write this post. all I want to say is



Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I tagged you ceanna

I tagged you ceanna!
you can use the same questions as everyone else!
Thanks

Any ideas

I was wondering if you guys knew of any good free blog background sites? I know of a couple but I would like to hear of more! Just comment and give me the address.
Thank you so much

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Tuck (I made the name up,can you tell)?



Here is a very very easy hairstyle even easier than the messy bun


what you will need

hairbrush

hair band


step one

collect your hair into a low ponytail

step two

take your ponytail and split it above the hair binder flip in.

Hairspray optional

that hairstyle took me seriously 20 seconds,granted when you do it it will probably look better the one I did was not a very good example,hey but you have to say it looks pretty good for having it done in 20 seconds!




This is just another version all you have to do is when you tuck it don't go all the way!




sorry this one didn't turn out so well, but trust me it usually looks better!









If you had a hard time understanding this through me a comment and I will try to make it more understandable.

I tagged you Nela

I tagged Nela!

you can use the same questions Camille and Shelley used! I just love your blog! Listen up everyone I tagged Nela so go and check out her blog!
the beloved star
www.desiringgodsdesires.blogspot.com

I posted three times today so make sure to scroll down and comment on those too, they are very important!

so many questions...

I am getting my braces tightened for the first time, and I am getting nervous! How bad does it hurt has anyone had braces on before! On a scale from one to ten how bad is it? does it hurt as bad as when you get them on? When I got my braces on it didn't hurt in the least! I am just full of questions today.
Help,
Lauren

Book Ideas Anyone?

I am at a lost of what to read! I am so bored and I want to read,any ideas? I love all books, any kind of book is just great! Please make sure that the books you suggest are appropriate, they don't necessarily have to be christian just appropriate. I would love it if you had some ideas. I don't know what kind of boook is my favorite, so you guys will choose for me by suggesting. please comment and give me any kind of suggestion you can give!
Thank you so much,
Lauren picket

beware great blogs on this post!

Here are three very good blogs. I would Love it if you would check them out (remember we don't hate followers or comments)!
Horses plain and simple
http://www.horsesplainandsimple.blogspot.com/

thoughts of mine
http://www.thoughtsofmine-alison.blogspot.com/

The writings of an aspiring author
http://www.thewritingsofanaspiringauthor.blogspot.com/

thank you all! please invite your friends to all these blogs! I love readers! remember the nerve of verve as well!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

my newest project

My mom and I went to the store today and got a pattern and picked out some materiel to make a skirt with. I ended up with a patchwork kind of materiel with all different colors and patterns on it! Making a skirt is very fun and a productive thing to do when you are bored. I am not saying that it is not work, but it is more like... fun work (if there is such a thing)lol. on the pattern packet it says easy but we will see when we are all finished with it! I will try to get a picture of the finished product as soon as I can!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I tagged Shelley and Camille

I tagged...
Shelley @ http://beingshelley1.blogspot.com/
and Camille @ http://theblondstyleblog.blogspot.com/

Here are the questions

If you had a horse what would you name it?
If you had the power to change just one thing in the world what would it be?
If you could have one wish what would it be?
If you were a supper hero which one would you be?
If you could make up a super hero what would He/she be like?

The favorites...
book?
TV show?
animal
bug?
color?
type of clothing?
least favorite...
bug
color
book
animal
type of clothing
TV show
I think this is what I was supposed to do! comment and tell me if I did it wrong
Thanks,
~Lauren~

Friday, November 19, 2010

I have a question

I have a question for any one who can answer this. If I wanted to tag someone how would I go about doing that. Do I make up my own question? Do I tell them I tagged them or would I have to e-mail them? please tell me what you think!
Here are some pics of my dog Webster when he was a baby!












Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gingerbread men (recipie)

Gingerbread men

Hard Medium Easy
From now on whichever one I underline Hard medium or easy is how hard I thought it was.
This was an awesome recipe My whole family just LOVED them. I made them by my self so it wasn't that hared! this recipe is delicious!

3 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter (room temperature, softened)
1/2 cup dark-brown sugar, packed
1 Tbsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
Optional raisins, chocolate chips, candy pieces, frosting
Royal Icing

1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 3/4 cup confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
Method
1 In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and spices. Set aside.

2 In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Mix in eggs and molasses. Gradually add the flour mixture; combine on low speed. (You may need to work it with your hands to incorporate the last bit of flour.) Divide dough in thirds; wrap each third in plastic. Chill for at least 1 hour or overnight. Before rolling out, let sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes. If after refrigerating the dough feels too soft to roll-out, work in a little more flour.

3 Heat oven to 350°. Place a dough third on a large piece of lightly floured parchment paper or wax paper. Using a rolling pin, roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Refrigerate again for 5-10 minutes to make it easier to cut out the cookies. Use either a cookie cutter or place a stencil over the dough and use a knife to cut into desired shapes. Press raisins, chocolate chips, or candy pieces in the center of each cookie if desired for "buttons".
4 Transfer to ungreased baking sheets. Bake until crisp but not darkened, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Let sit a few minutes and then use a metal spatula to transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Decorate as desired.
Makes 16 5-inch long cookies.

Royal Icing
The traditional way to make Royal Icing is to beat egg whites and lemon juice together, adding the powdered sugar until the mixture holds stiff peaks. With modern concerns about salmonella from raw eggs, you can either use powdered egg whites or heat the egg whites first to kill any bacteria. With the heating method, mix the egg white and lemon juice with a third of the sugar, heat in a microwave until the mixture's temperature is 160°F. Then remove from microwave, and beat in the remaining sugar until stiff peaks form. Using the powdered egg whites method, combine 1 Tbsp egg white powder with 2 Tbsp water. Proceed as you would otherwise. (Raw egg white alternatives from the 2006 Joy of Cooking)
If the icing is too runny, add more powdered sugar until you get the desired consistency. Fill a piping bag with the icing to pipe out into different shapes. (Or use a plastic sandwich bag, with the tip of one corner of the bag cut off.) Keep the icing covered while you work with it or it will dry out.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

invite your friends!

feel free to invite your friends to visit(and follow) my blog! I love followers and readers,also I would like to thank all of my followers, you all have been so great!

I got tagged (I think)

I got tagged! (I think)


1) If you could go back in time, and meet your past-self, would you want to meet your 10 year old self, 5 year old self, or 2 year old self? 5 year old

2) If you could go anywhere in the world for only an hour, where would you go? I have no idea. somewhere warm. lol.

3) If you found a small purple lizard, what would you name it? Jasmine

4) Would you rather be Santa Claus for a week, or the tooth fairy? Santa

5) What is the one stuffed animal you own that you wish you could have as a pet? Horse

6) If you were a famous fashion designer, what type of clothes would you design? cute clothes! lol.
7) If you could decorate any building on this planet, which one would you choose? a fort

What would it look like after you left your mark? very cool!

8) If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? that there would be no more abortions

I think this is what i should do.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Vote(again)

I thought I would just take another vote since I got some new followers( thanks to all of you). comment and tell me what you choice would be I know I have been doing lots of crafts.
keep the crafts coming
more hairstyles and less crafts
more recipes and less hairstyles
keep going with everything
I would love it you would suggest me to some people,then they could vote too! comment and tell me what you want!

flower pen( I know I am just into flowers)

These are very cute and easy pens!


•Pen
•Silk or Plastic Flower with Stem
•Green Floral Tape
•Scissors
Instructions:
Hold the flower next to the pen and clip the flower stem so it is about 2-inches up from the tip of the pen. The flower should sit on the end of the pen. Remove and leaves. While holding the flower stem tightly against the pen, wrap the entire length of the pen with floral tape. This will secure the pen and flower together. With the floral tape you do not need tape or glue!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

what to do!

OK so I got tagged and I have NO idea what to do! what should I do? could someone please comment and tell me I am very desperate! PLEASE HELP!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

flowers

flowers

finished product













picture 4













picture 3













picture 2



















picture 1


I have tried to make these so many times using different directions but this is the one that I have found works the best!


What you'll need:
-Pastel colored tissue paper
-Chenille stem
-Scissors
-Ruler


How to make it:Cut tissue paper into rectangles of desired size (5"x7" is the size pictured - see picture 1
Stack around 15 pieces of tissue paper. Use the same color or different colors. If you want to use a smaller number of pieces of tissue paper, flower will not be as full.
Accordion pleat the tissue paper working from the long side.
Wind one end of the chenille stem around the middle of the accordion pleated tissue paper.-see picture 2.
Trim the ends of each side to give the pedals a unique look. Trimming the ends into a point (like a triangle), or a bump (like a half circle) will look very pretty.
Gently separate each layer-see picture 3 pulling upwards toward the middle of the flower. (See photo). Do the second side.-see picture 4.
Let the children make a couple of flowers and put them in a May Basket. Early on the morning of May 1st hang on your mother's door, a neighbor's door, a friend's, or anyone special to you. Remember, it's supposed to be a surprise!


Tips:If you want to give your flowers some leaves, include a stack of green tissue paper folded accordion style during step 3. Trim the green paper into a shape of a leaf.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A great blog!

My sister has a blog and it is amazing I know she would love it if you went and check it out! The Writings Of An Aspiring author. thewritingsofanaspiringauthor.blogspot.com
Thanks so much,
Lauren

Sunday, November 7, 2010

confessions of bookworms

Hey,everyone I just started yet another blog with my friends. it is all about books reviews and suggestions come and check it out! It's called confessions of bookworms www.confessionsofbookworms.blogspot.com If we read a good book you can hear about it on our blog. Please follow!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

do you know anyone who would like to check out my blog?

If you have any friends you think that might like my blog ,i would love it if you would tell them about the nerve of verve and encourage them to check it out. If you have any friends who enjoy crafts recipes and hairstyles invite them to come and see what it's all about!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Unknown Hairstyle




I don't know the name of this hairstyle but I will try to explain it the best that I can! In this hairstyle it is supposed to be like a headband hairstyle.
model: Allyssa





what you will need...
water bottle
bobby pins
hairbrush


step...
  1. start off by spraying your hair with the water bottle and you can add hair products if you want to.make sure to brush it.
  2. next take the hair right by the front of your hair and clipping it to the top of your head
  3. Then take the hair right by your ears and braid it on each side( take a small section this will be the headband so you can decide if you want it to have it big or small).
  4. Take a bobby pin(use as many as you need) and pin the two braids that you have on each side to the top of your head so it looks like a headband
  5. Now you take all you hair ,including the hair I told you to clip up. You can put it in a braid(as shown above) high bun or a low ponytail.
This is one of my favorite hairstyles it can be more formal or less formal!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

what do you think?

OK,so I need you to vote and tell me if I should change my back ground...
1. once a week
2. once a month
3. as often as possible

comment and tell me what you think! also I will be out with more hairstyles as soon as possible!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Farewell Blog Friends!

I will be gone for a while so I won't be able to post or a while....sniff, but I will post right when I get back from our trip! see you soon!
~Lauren~

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Other Blogs

Here are some very cool blogs...

title: Ride'Em cowgirl.
address: Horsesplainandsimple.blogspot.com
description: This blog I do with two other girls. If you like horses you should check it out..and follow it!


title: My Mind Full Of Dreams
address: mymindfullofdreams.blogspot.com
description: This is a great blog! The writer is especially good!

Title: Thoughts Of Mine
adress:thoughtsofmine-alison.blogspot.com
Description:This blog this my sisters. A very,very good blog!

Title:Live Laugh Love
adress:livelaughlove-allyssa.blogspot.com
description:This blog is all about living your life to the fullest!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ok so I just wanted to let you guys know that I LOVE to get comments...just to let you know! so if you could that would be great!
Thanks
~Lauren~

Braces

I got my braces today! They are blue. I love them! I think that is just because they don't hurt yet because I just got home. We will see how much I like them when they start to hurt!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

straightening hair tips!

Here is a tip for people who have thick flyaway hair that want to straighten it. Take any hair product and distribute it evenly through out your hair before you start to straighten it. After you are done your hair will be smooth and it stays straight longer! I always do that before I straighten it. It helps!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Cooked Play Dough recipe

Cooked Play Dough
I made this, and it is a great recipe!
Mix together to form a smooth paste:
2 teaspoons cream of tarter
1 cup plain white flour
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup water
food coloring

Put in a saucepan and cook over medium heat about 3 minutes until the dough comes away from the side of the pan and forms a ball.

Remove from heat and turnout on a sheet of waxed paper. When slightly cooled knead for 3 to 4 minutes.

You may add food coloring to the whole batch when making it or divide the batch into 2 to 4 sections and knead a different color into each.

Store in and air-tight container and it will keep virtually forever!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

I tried these,and they where great!this makes a very large batch!
If your looking for a dessert or snack for your family, try this recipe.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutesIngredients:
•1/2 cup butter
•1/2 cup peanut butter
•2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
•1 cup brown sugar
•1/2 cup white sugar
•2 eggs
•2 tablespoons light corn syrup
•2 tablespoons water
•2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
•1 teaspoon baking soda
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preparation:
Cream butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, sugar. Add eggs, corn syrup, water and vanilla, beat until blended well. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt, and add to creamed mixture, mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop cookies on cookiesheet in heaping tablespoonfuls, 2 to 3 inches apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes.

Please Vote

Do you want to have more...
  1. crafts
  2. hairstyles
  3. recipes
  4. all of the above
please comment and tell me. Please vote!

Fabric Necklace

Fabric Necklace


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Here is the website where you can see the picture of this craft.


What you'll need:An old piece of stretchy clothing (like stretch pants) that can be

cut into a strip approximately 24" by 2".
Large beads with holes wide enough for fabric to fit through.
Scissors
Needle nose pliers

How to make it:Cut fabric into a strip approximately 24" by 2". (See photo.)
Lay out beads in an appealing manner. (See photo.)
String beads onto fabric, using needle nose pliers to pull, if necessary.
Space beads according to your taste.
Tie ends together!

Tips:The more stretchy the fabric, the better for pulling the necklace over your head.
This piece may also be used as a cute headband with a coordinating outfit.
Many combinations of beads may be used and can even be changed out for different looks!

pin craft

Here is the website where you can see the picture.

http://crafts.kaboose.com/flower-pony-bead-pin.html

What you'll need:10 medium-large safety pins

One safety pin (without a coil)
100 pony beads in the following colors: 24 red, 12 yellow, 64 sky-blue
White towel for laying out beads
Grid included for flower pattern

How to make it:Lay beads out on towel.
String beads onto safety pins (see photo) as shown in the grid in this photo.
When all ten pins complete, place them on the coil-less safety pin in the order shown.

Tips:We added some green beads in one corner to simulate a flower stem.
You may choose to add a pretty ribbon that coordinates with the colors in the pin.
We found that picking up the beads with the pin point was easier than trying to place the beads onto the pin.

Messy Bun

Messy Bun
Things you will need...
1.water bottle
2.hair spray(optional)
3.hair binders
4.brush
5.bobby pins(optional)
6.headband(optional)
1. First wet your hair and you can add hair products if you want too.
2.gather your hair at the back or top of your head as if you were doing a pony tail. pull your hair through your hair binder. on the second wrap don't go through all the way.
3. scrunch your hair and pull out a few strands to give it that messy look. if you need to you can add some bobby pins to keep it in place.
4. add some hairspray and a headband and you're set to go!
This is a very cute and easy hairstyle,that you can wear to any occasion!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkin Bars

These pumpkin bars are very good I suggest you try them!




Pumpkin Bars


Cream oil sugar and eggs

4 eggs

2 cups sugar

1 cup oil



Add pumpkin, cinnamon, salt, soda, and flour

2 cups pumpkin (1 can)

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons soda

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup nuts (the recipe says optional, but, trust me—use walnuts)



Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. (Make in a long bar pan.—I use a heavy cookie sheet.)

Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar

3 oz. cream cheese, softened

¾ stick butter (6 Tablespoons)

1 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon cream or milk



Beat together and spread on bars after baking and cooled

Monday, October 18, 2010

Vote and tell me what you think!

I finaly got my new blog up and running!This is the first post in my new blog.I am so exited to write about how to do crafts, hairstyles and cool recipies. I would love it if you would vote and tell me what you would like to see more of in this blog. It's your choice! Here are the options. Comment and tell me what you would like.

Do you want to see more...
1.crafts
2.recipies
3.hairstyles
4.all of the above

Sunday, October 17, 2010

On Fashion

I am a creative person and I guess that is how I express myself. I know some people use fashion just to draw attention to themselves, but fashion can be used creatively. I want you to know that this is not the kind of fashion you may be thinking about. I love the Lord and I want to do all things for his glory and pleasure. I don't want to look good for people but I want to look good for God and God alone. Plus I love to do it!