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


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...

TV show?
type of clothing?
least favorite...
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!

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


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

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.

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

thoughts of mine

The writings of an aspiring author

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...
TV show?
type of clothing?
least favorite...
type of clothing
TV show
I think this is what I was supposed to do! comment and tell me if I did it wrong

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)
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


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!

•Silk or Plastic Flower with Stem
•Green Floral Tape
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



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

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,

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

  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!