Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I hope you had a fantastic Halloween! For Miscellaneous Monday, I just wanted to share with you my candy corn nails. I got the idea from one of my friends, and I think it's super cute. And a great way to show your Halloween spirit. Just paint a layer of yellow, a 2/3 layer of orange, and then the tips white. All it takes is a bit of patience.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

NAU Newman Center

So it's not the prettiest church, but what it lacks for in looks, it makes up for in community. This is where I go to mass every week - it's sort of like a re-fashioned house that's situated on the edge of Northern Arizona University's campus. There are three masses (at college kid times - 10:30 am, 5:30 pm and 9:00 pm). There are also plenty of other ways to get involved here - leading or attending retreats, praying the rosary, Exalt! (praise/worship and adoration), Newman Night (free food and guest speakers) and more. So while it's not the prettiest or biggest church I've been to, it's definitely special.

Here's a picture of it from their website www.naunewman.org.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sippin' Saturday

Mmm. Lot’s of wonderful new sips this week.

Earlier on this month, I decided to try Starbuck’s pumpkin spice latte. It was okay, but I will probably not buy it again. It was a nice, slightly sweetened and spiced coffee, but the pumpkin aftertaste was just a bit weird to me.

Here’s one of my favorites, which I caved in a bought again this week: Snapple’s Peach Mangosteen. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and fruity and refreshing. It always makes me feel happy when I’m a little bit down. This peachy drink was my first Snapple ever. Yum.

So this week, my friend went to get a soda from the vending machine, and along with her soda came a Cool Blue Gatorade. I never would have gone out and bought this for myself, but it is probably the best Gatorade I’ve had yet. It is a very sweet drink, but still has that refreshing “I’m drinking Gatorade” aftertaste. It was very flavorful.

Picture from Google Images

Friday, October 28, 2011

Funky Friday! Halloween Style

Since I’ve missed a lot of blogging this month, here are three crochet projects I’d like to share with you! They are all from lionbrand.com.

The first one is Amigurimi Spider from lionbrand.com. I made this one last year, and it’s a great decoration because I can hang it anywhere, and it’s super cute. It’s also pretty simple to pick up crocheting in a round pattern in order to make this. And now I can make tons of cute animals! Also, I’m not sure what “amigurimi” means, but I’m fairly sure it’s code for “cute and adorable”. If you’re not sure what you want to do for a crocheting project, just type in amigurimi, and you’ll find plenty of cute things.

Here’s a picture of my spider: he used to have eight legs, but some of them flew off when my friend started batting him like a cat toy. =P

You can find the pattern here.

The second project is this adorable ghost that I made this year. It is another easy project. Since I didn’t have safety eyes, I just tied knots instead, and I think he still looks pretty cute.

You can find this pattern here

Last but not least is this amigurimi candy corn. I messed up a little in my counting when making this, so it’s not perfect, but it’s still a nice little thing to sit next to your TV and remind you that it’s almost Halloween. Also, I love candy corn. A lot.


You can find this pattern here.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Camp Geronimo Chapel

Since it’s Sunday, I think it would be a great idea to share with you a different church with you each week. I definitely saw/visited plenty while I was in Europe! And there are definitely some cool ones in the United States as well.

I’m going to start with the one I went to over the summer. It’s not a real church, but it’s where I celebrated mass while I worked at the Girl Scout camp. Located in Camp Geronimo is a Catholic chapel. The altar is rustic and there is a little wooden ramada protecting the altar. On a tree behind the altar is a sign that says “When you don’t have time to pray, ask God to help you along the way”. The rest of the “church” is just wooden benches secured in the dirt. Attending mass (church service) here is awesome – you are basically in the middle of the woods praising God! Which is pretty awesome. There’s nothing like going to church while surrounded by His creations.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sippin' Saturday

Welcome to the second Sippin’ Saturday!


Today I would like to share with you a couple of new drinks.

1. Mocha with Vanilla from Starbucks

This is a great drink if you like coffee. Normally I get a white mocha, since I’m a big fan of the sugar, but this was a great way to get the coffee/mocha taste in a sweet way. It almost reminded me of hot chocolate in a way. It was so nice to sit outside on a lovely autumn day and drink this.

2. Sobe Lifewater Macintosh Apple Cherry

This just tasted really fake to me. It had a flavor just as expected – perfectly apple and perfectly cherry, but I would probably never buy it again. It was really sweet and really not-sweet at the same time. Sweet flavor, but with a very diet aftertaste.


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