Saturday, November 29, 2014

Rock the Prep




My Favorite Rock Bands Ever!

I love my rock; it's my true love in music. This is my way of organizing all of the bands I like and looking over how many there are in my heart.

1960s
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Black Sabbath
  • Rush

70s
  • Aerosmith
  • Journey
  • Twisted Sister

80s
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Lit
  • Nirvana
  • Bon Jovi
  • Guns n' Roses
  • Def Leppard
  • Metallica
  • No Doubt
  • Jane's Addiction
  • Hole
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Green Day
  • a-ha
  • Finger Eleven

90s
  • Kings of Leon
  • Linkin Park
  • The All-American Rejects
  • Nickelback
  • Three Days Grace
  • Matchbox Twenty
  • Foo Fighters
  • Creed
  • 3 Doors Down
  • The Bloodhound Gang
  • Evanescence
  • The White Stripes
  • Weezer
  • Skillet
  • Papa Roach
  • AFI
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars
  • Yellowcard
  • Blink-182
  • Coldplay
  • Maroon 5
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Korn
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Plain White T's

00s
  • My Chemical Romance
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Paramore
  • Panic! at the Disco
  • All Time Low
  • The Killers
  • Young the Giant
  • Walk the Moon
  • Foster the People
  • fun.
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Leathermouth
  • American Authors
  • Awolnation
  • The Black Keys
  • Jonas Brothers
  • The Script
  • The Pretty Reckless
  • The Ting Tings
  • Jet
  • Selena Gomez & The Scene

2010s
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • The Neighbourhood
  • MAGIC!
  • The 1975
  • Rixton
  • Bleachers
  • Royal Blood

Friday, November 28, 2014

How to Make Cranberry Tarts

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 (3-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened


1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup chopped pecans



1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup (48 to 72) fresh cranberries, washed, drained, cut in half**


1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

Heat oven to 325°F. Combine flour, 3/4 cup butter and cream cheese in small bowl. Beat at medium speed in until dough forms a ball.

Divide dough into 36 equal pieces. Place 1 piece of dough into each ungreased mini muffin pan cup. Press dough evenly onto bottom and up sides of cup.

Combine sugar, pecans, egg, 1/4 cup butter and vanilla in small bowl. Place 4 or 5 cranberry halves in each pastry-lined cup. Spoon 2 teaspoons sugar and pecan mixture over cranberries.

Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Loosen tarts from pan while hot by running knife around inside of rim. Cool completely. Remove from pans.

Combine powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and enough milk for desired drizzling consistency in small bowl; mix well. Drizzle over cooled tarts.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Read more at http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/233/cranberry-tarts


 

Monday, November 24, 2014

5 Seconds Of Summer - What I Like About You (2014 American Music Awards)





You should already know about my super duper obsession with 5 Seconds of Summer! They rocked the AMAs last night, performing a classic: "What I Like About You" by the Romantics. It was my favorite performance from that show and that was my first time watching the AMAs. I hope their popularity never dies because they could be the saviors of pop punk. #PopPunkRevival #NoMoreIndie

'The Ocean' by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Ocean has its silent caves,
Deep, quiet, and alone;
Though there be fury on the waves,
Beneath them there is none.
The awful spirits of the deep
Hold their communion there;
And there are those for whom we weep,
The young, the bright, the fair.


Calmly the wearied seamen rest
Beneath their own blue sea.
The ocean solitudes are blest,
For there is purity.
The earth has guilt, the earth has care,
Unquiet are its graves;
But peaceful sleep is ever there,
Beneath the dark blue waves.

Hoodie under Blazer





Bathroom Baby




It gets boring waiting for a daily rehearsal to start. Why not do a 'selfie' in the bathroom if no one is around?

Friday, November 14, 2014

50's Dresses







I am a part of a school play that is based in the 1950s and 60s. I went through Pinterest to find outfits that I could possibly have. At the end of the day, I learned that I love 50s fashion! Just anything retro.

Splashes of Color





Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yesterday, I celebrated my birthday and my grandmother gave me a golden necklace with my name on it. I already love it! I love my family! Yesterday was a very special day to me! I'm so blessed! The hook is showing on my necklace but I don't care...

Sunday, November 2, 2014

"Oranges" by Gary Soto

The first time I walked
With a girl, I was twelve,
Cold, and weighted down
With two oranges in my jacket.
December. Frost cracking
Beneath my steps, my breath
Before me, then gone,
As I walked toward
Her house, the one whose
Porch light burned yellow
Night and day, in any weather.
A dog barked at me, until
She came out pulling
At her gloves, face bright
With rouge. I smiled,
Touched her shoulder, and led
Her down the street, across
A used car lot and a line
Of newly planted trees,
Until we were breathing
Before a drugstore. We
Entered, the tiny bell
Bringing a saleslady
Down a narrow aisle of goods.
I turned to the candies
Tiered like bleachers,
And asked what she wanted
-
Light in her eyes, a smile
Starting at the corners
Of her mouth. I fingered
A nick
e
l in my pocket,
And when she lifted a chocolate
That cost a dime,
I didn’t say anything.
I took the nick
e
l from
My pocket, then an orange,
And set them quietly on
The counter. When I looked up,
The lady’s eyes met mine,
And held them, knowing
Very well what it was all
About.
Outside,
A few cars hissing past,
Fog hanging like old
Coats between the trees.
I took my girl’s hand
In mine for two blocks,
Then released it to let
Her unwrap the chocolate.
I peeled my orange
That was so bright against
The gray of December
That, from some distance,
Someone might have thought
I was making a fire in my hands
.