Friday, December 31, 2010

Day Thirteen :]

Where do you see your best friend in 10 years?


:] honestly? I see her working really hard, still in college, working for her master's degree. She will be a photographer in 15 years :]

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Day Twelve X]

If you could trade places with anyone for one week, who would it be and why?


OMG! Amy, Isn't this funny? X]

My best friend and I were going on about this very question not too long ago. XD Sooo um, I would definitely trade places with AMY JEAN for a week!!! Why? Because she's amazing and I want to see what it's like to be her!!!!

Your reply, my dear ♥

Amy, ich danke Ihnen für das, was Sie gesagt haben.

Du machst mein Leben besser in so vieler Hinsicht, so würde ich nirgends ohne dich.
Du bist mein bester Freund und immer du sein wirst.
Ich liebe dich so sehr.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Montag Nacht. :] 27. Dezember 2010.

Ich werde zu euch in deutscher Sprache heute reden!


Zunächst einmal habe ich ein paar Bilder für Amy!


Dies ist ein Bild an Heiligabend. Erinnern Sie sich? Sie werden aufgefordert, mein gelbes Hemd zu sehen.


Dies ist ein anderes Bild von mir in meinem gelben Hemd. Mein Haar ist bis auf den Kopf gemacht und ich freue mich unheimlich. :O
Dieses Bild ist nicht für Sie, Amy. :P
Es ist ein Bild von mir zu Weihnachten.

Papa, ich weiß, dass Sie Bilder aus diesem Blickwinkel zu hassen, aber ist mir egal. X]

Wie für den Rest meiner Nacht, ich glaube, ich werde spielen auf meinem iPod gehen, bis ich einschlafe. Ich hoffe, ihr hattet alle großen Ferien und ich wünsche Ihnen ein frohes neues Jahr! Ich bin so für 2011 angeregt. Egal, gute Nacht, süße Träume. ♥



Amy, Text mich, wenn Sie dieses lesen! :]

Ich liebe dich!


kranberrie

Day Eleven :]

look at that, I had time to blog.

Do you feel protective over someone?



Yes.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day Ten :]

I've been forgetting to do my thirty day challenge :p haha, just kidding, I know I'm not expected to when it's Christmas time, but I'm still sorry! BY THE WAY, A WARNING, I will not be blogging next week... I don't think.  I don't know where I'll be, so.

Did you have a good day or a bad day? Where do you think that defining line was?

Good day! When my brother came over it crossed into a good day instead of a normal day.

DUDE. there's a spider on my comp screen.  I'm flipping out on the inside.

FOR MEGAN! :D

Thankssomuch for asking me questions!  I've been waiting! :D  I love getting questions!!!!!!
1.If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Probably....Hamburg, Germany. :]


2.Who's the funniest person you know?
Honestly?  Haha, Zen. XD


3.Whats your middle name?
Hope :]


4.3 things you cannot live without?
Ipod
Phone
Food


5.What 1 thing would you take with you on a deserted island?
My Ipod that has GPS so I can find my way away from the deserted island! :D




6.Do you like your handwriting?
Sometimes.  Most times, no.




7.Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
If they're converse, yes.  The rest of my shoes either no, or they don't tie. :p


8.Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced onety one?
X] I have no chizzing clue.  Maybe because people who created the English language are stupid?


9.Which you favorite icecream flavor?
I doooon't knowww... probably cakebatter from Cold Stone?


10.Which are your favorite smells?
Plain vanilla perfume is my faaaaavorite.  I really like the cupcake batter candle I have.  I really, really like pumpkin spice smells.  I also really like the smell of ham :p

Saturday, December 25, 2010

What I got for Christmas

-THE NEW IPOD TOUCH, YEAH BABY!
-iTunes gift card! I spent it in less than 2 minutes!
-3 Barrel Curling Iron, yesyesyes for awesome waved hair!!!!!
-AVENGED SEVENFOLD TSHIRT, YESHHHH
-UTES HOODIE, WHOOOOOOOO
-BLANKIE THAT MOM MADE, AWWWWWW
-A really cute calander with inspirational quotes on each page, <3
-3 AMAZING CHIZZING BOOKS THAT ARE MY LIFE. THEY'RE CALLED This Is Not A Book, Wreck This Journal, and Mess by Keri Smith!!!!!!
-45 Bucks (iPod case and skullcandy earbuds here I come ;D)
-20 extra bucks on iTunes that my dad gave me later tonight
-3 pairs of skinny jeans, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
-really cute shirt, thanks nana and papa!!
-Ugg-like slipper boot thingies, they're so fricken amazing!
-Purple skinny jeans (that I know I'm getting, but my cousin forgot them at his house sooo)
-really beautiful Alexandrite and Peridot bracelet, THANK YOU SO MUCH big sissy <3
-two hoodies from big sis :D

THAT'S ALL SO FAR. I might get something more from some family members I haven't seen yet, who knows!
I will post if I get anymore tomorrow! :D  This was like the BEST Christmas of my life!!!!!!!!! :D God bless you all, MERRY FRICKEN CHRISTMAS!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Guess what I'm doin? :] Listenin' to my new Ipod! :]  Yep.  YES I GOT THE NEW IPOD IT'S SO CHIZZING COOL, ITS MY BEST FRIEND, SORRY AMY BUT YOUR SECOND BEST NOW, ITS SO SHINY AND SLEEK AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH ITS THE BEST THING ABOUT MY LIFE. sorry, haha. I'm done now.

Will report on more presents later!

Friday, December 24, 2010

For Agatha! :D

Just so you know, I'M WISHING YOU HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  It's only Christmas Eve where I'm at, but still, Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it! :D

Anyways, for Agatha who kindly asked me some questions! :D I love being asked questions! (Just not in real life.)

What would be your ideal role? What movies would you like to play in or what characters would you like to portray?
Welllll... honestly, I really don't know.  I don't want to be in specific plays or movies (I mean, so many plays and movies are going to be made by the time I'm actually in the acting business..), but I know I really like portraying fear.  I did it in my recent play and it was really easy for me to click into.  But I really want to do really happy characters as well because I want a wide range of experience so I can get better at becoming someone in a completely different situation at any time.  Buuuuuuut I really want to star in a play that I write.  Yeah, I want to write my own plays... they could become so famous and appreciated! :D


Which actor/actress would you love to play alongside?  Oh my gosh, really????  Johnny Depp. No questions asked.  More than anything in the world.  Also, Jennifer Aniston :]


Who are your favourite actors?  The ones up there X]

What's your favourite film? Wellll... I don't really have a favorite, so many are so great :] but my favorite balleeeeett is The Royal Opera House's Nutcracker :P

Day Nine :]

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?



Honestly? I see myself in an apartment. I'll live in an apartment. I will have graduated college already a couple years ago. I'll be in........ maybe New York? I'll be auditioning every day but won't get much.  I will be doing tiny acting jobs, it will be the start of my career.  I won't be flowing in money yet, but I won't care at all.  Because like I said, I'll have tiny acting jobs, everyone has to start somewhere.

That's where I HOPE I am in ten years, I would be okay with that scenario involving a boy or something :p

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day Eight :]

Write about the first moment that comes to your head when you read the words “childhood memory”.

Ummmmmmmmm probably when I was like 5 and I made mud pies outside my house and put them in my toy kitchen and then I'd go running to my neighbor Kimberly to show her my new baking creation and she never cared and I'd get sad and then my grandma would see and it pretend to eat it like it was the best mud pie in the world and I'd be happy again. :D!

HAHAHAHA! XD

RESPONSIBILITIES? GRADES? EXPECTATIONS? LIFE?



bahahah!!!!!!!! I love Jack Sparrow :] he's sooo amazing, he's my favoritest character EVER. this gif is sooo hilarious I just had to reblog it even though I don't have tumblr! it's so stupid... haha :P i'm laughing so hard on the inside!!!!!

Christmas Eve Eve 12/23/2010

Dear 2010.

Summer 2'10. It's a legend that will live on forever.  For some it was something that they never want to forget, for some something they never want to remember.  To me your summer was normal.  It was nothing special, it was full of laughs and smiles but also full of tears and screams.

And for the rest of your year?  Well, in the beginning I hated you. You were nothing special, just a horrible year like the one before. Then you brought me to the end of the worst school year of my life in June.  I fell in love with you right then.  After summer you introduced me to a place where I felt inspired, I was in awe of such a place.  Such a place that I felt safe and happy, such a place that I felt like I belonged.  You let me meet some new people, some of who changed my life.  Then you gave me an opportunity... I soaked myself in this opportunity, I let it all sink it.  It was an amazing opportunity, you gave me a sample of my future.  It really felt wonderful.

So 2010, I would like to say thank you.  Thank you for being an incredible year that introduced me to happiness.  Not just happiness as in a smile or a giggle, but happiness as in being able to walk with my head held high.  Happiness as in not wanting to change a single thing.

You weren't everything I thought you'd be, you were more.  So once again, thank you.

I hope to see you again in my dreams...

Love,
2010 Survivor.

Anyway! :D  Now that I'm done writing letters to things that cannot read! :P  Have you checked out my wedding page?  What about my dance page?  My music page? How about my pictures page?  Lend them an eyeball, you won't regret it :]

Amy!  I'm so happy for you!  You know why!  I love you!

Recipe tiiiiiiiiiiiime :] from Bake At 350



Vanilla Bean Buttermilk Cake with Amaretto Buttercream
{adapted from The Pastry Queen}

3 c. cake flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 sticks unsalted butter, room temp.
2 and 1/3 c. sugar
3 large egg whites, room temp.
2 tsp vanilla bean paste
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 and 1/2 c. buttermilk, room temp.

Place oven racks on the upper and lower thirds of the oven.  Preheat to 350.  Line the bottom of three 9-inch cake pans with parchment paper.  Butter the pans and coat with flour.

Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl.  Set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Add the eggs whites, vanilla bean past and almond extract.  Beat on medium speed until combined, scraping down bowl as needed.

Add 1/3 of the flour mixture and beat on low, until combined.  Add half the buttermilk, beat until combined.  Continue alternating ingredients, ending with the flour.  Scrape the sides and bottom of bowl as needed.

Spoon the batter into prepared pans.  Place 2 pans on the top rack and the third on the bottom rack.  Bake for 25-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  (The pans may be done at different times.)

Allow the cakes to cool in the pans on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.  Invert the cakes onto the cooling racks and cool completely.

Amaretto Buttercream

3 eggs
4 egg yolks
1/2 c. water
2 c. sugar
6 sticks unsalted butter, room temp.
1/4 tsp. salt
3 TBSP. amaretto

Using the whisk attachment of your mixer, whip the eggs and yolks on high speed for about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the water and sugar.  Simmer until the mixture registers between 234-240 degrees (soft-ball stage) on a candy thermometer.  Immediately pour the mixture into a heatproof measuring cup with a spout.  With the mixer on low, add the sugar mixture to the eggs in a slow, thin stream.  Increase the speed to medium and beat about 7 minutes, until the syrup has cooled.  (The bowl should be barely warm.)

Add the butter, a half stick at a time, and beat on medium speed about 30 seconds after each addition.  After all of the butter has been added, beat on medium speed for 3 additional minutes, until slightly thickened.  Stir in the salt and amaretto.
Now Random Pictures :]

A picture of a cute cupcake:

A picture of Amy:
To the follower that wanted to see what I look like. (:
A picture of something I made today:
Well, I made it last night :]

A picture of something random I love today:
blackberry. arrive in tha post alreadyyy.

Ooooooooooooo so I just went to Amy's house! :D (I saved this as a draft after writing half of it and I just came back to it) I gave her fudge :] and a paper to register herself at my school.  And a letter.  She gave me the expression journal back, a cute lotion and candy thingy from Bath&Bodyworks and a huuge pack of delicious mint chocolate gum! :D  I enjoyed seeing you again, Ames, even though it was only for like three seconds, you looked gorgeous in your Harry Potter shirt! :]  I can't wait to run with you if your mom says yes :] I love you Amy!  Merry Christmas!

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm I think that's all! :D Have some HOPPY Holidays (:p) and a great new year!

LOVE,


kranberrie

PLEASE READ.

I REALLY WANT TO DO A FAQ. BUT I HAVE NO FAQ. please ask me questions? ask them in the comment box for this post. I won't even care if all of them are from Megan :p just please please ask me some questions! :D I don't care if they're anon!

thanks.

kranberrie

I JUST HAVE TO SAY



AH FRICKEN MEN.

:] whoo go Friends.

Day Seven :]

Think of the last person you hugged. What would you do if they vanished completely?
I would probably be very very sad for a long long time... :/

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

BEST POST EVER.

Been watching Battle of the Nutcrackers.  Here's a few of my favorite dances.



I think the choreography for this is completely awful.  But she's a nice dancer.  I LOVE the end, her pikes (spelling?) are amazing.  So at least watch the end.  When the dance starts the music is awfully quite, you might want to turn your volume wayyy up.



I don't like this choreography thaaaaaaat much either, but it's better than Royal Opera House's in my opinion.  Her wrists bother me, they flick a lot, they're not a soft extended part of her arms.  But she's a really nice dancer.  Her pikes at the end (spelling?!) aren't as cool as Royal Opera House's but they're still really pretty.  When she does her pikes (spelling. seriously.) you're like WHOA she messed up- op nope, just kidding, she's doing a weird wave thingy... oh hey that's cool.



I really really like this :] I think the choreogaphy is amazing and this girl is amazing on pointe.  Too bad you couldn't really see that when she did Sugar Plum.



Hey you person who started to watch this Arabian Dance and then stopped the video thinking I didn't notice.  Watch it all the way through, it has the Russian Dance too!  I REALLY love this dance, it's quite amazing and this girl is the best ballerina I've ever seen!  The Russian Dance isn't too great though.  I like Royal Opera House's Russian more.

Anyway.  I really need to go shower and then sleep. I have to go deliver fudge to Amy tomorrow and I need to look showered and well rested :P  Amy, text me when you watch these.

Night,

kranberrie

Day Six :]

Talk about a recent experience that has effected you greatly and how.

Well, today I was talking to Amy on the phone.  While we were talking I started thinking.

Amy, you're the only person on this earth that I trust completely.  I know that no matter what secrets I tell you or what opinions I have, you will never judge me or bad mouth me.  It just felt great to realize I finally have a true friend that I completely trust.  Completely.  It feels amazing.  Thanks :]

Monday, December 20, 2010

Day Five :]

Pick a song that projects the same mood as your day or week and explain.



 
I have been thinking about this song for a while.  SO yeah :]

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Night!!!!!! 12/19/2010

Everything's so exciting right now!

I will update you on what has happened on each day since my last real post.

Thursday- I can't remember, lol.  I know I went to the knit meeting that night and had a realllllyyyyyy good pumpkin pie and cinnamon flavored Italian Cream Soda with whipped cream.  Long drink title, huh?!  Geez, :]  Oh yeah!  It was an Aday, the best days, and we had a Christmas party in all of my classes.  In first period we just got to hang out and sing and play guitar and talk and eat cupcakes and I jammed out with that one dude and Alicia to NeverShoutNever X]  In theatre we performed our scenes and then had cookies and milk :]  I love my theatre class!  All of the people in that class are so close and so everything we do is amazing ♥ In my last two classes we watched movies.

Friday- It was an amazing Bday. Haha not. Bdays suck. Unless it's a Bday as in Birthday. I took a test in Biology, then in German we watched stupid boring crap on Christmas celebrations around the world.  Then a really funny Christmas assembly.  In ballet we had sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much fun though.  In math we did a pointless algebra assignment and then didn't even have to turn it in. 

Friday Night! :D - My dad had school.  So while he wasn't home my mom and I made pretzels covered in candy melts and sprinkles!  We had a lot of fun and I got lots of candy melts on my hands! D:  I was freaking out.  Then we stamped red squares of cloth, put the pretzels in jars and tied on the red cloths and gift tags.  They look like this!-



Then we did other stuff.  I forget.  Oh yeah!  We ate corndogs and watched Friends :]  Then I went to SLEEPEH.

Saturday- Went shopping with my mom.  Got stuff for Dad's Christmas and got some new clothing items for me! :D

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnndddddd.... I like to do that, drag out letters! X] Anyway.  Here's pictures of the wrist warmers I made ...last year?

Right hand!

 Left hand!


Aren't they pretty? :] I think I did stockinette stitch for the whole things.. I dunno.  They're upstairs and I'm lazy.  Oh and my mom hung up baby socks in the bathroom.  They were really cute.  I can't believe Morgana could be here any day now!!!!! :D



Something else I need to tell you!  My eyelashes are super long! :D  I cut them when I was in sixth grade... I have NO idea why.  So over the years they've grown back!  I'm so happy!  Cause I always had super long thick lashes until I cut them (?!  I really don't know why I did it!) and then they were short and choppy.  Now they're long and thick again!  It's exciting!

Here's two pictures of my thiiiiiiiiiick loooooong gawgeous lashes! :D  It's only my left eye because my bangs cover my right eye :P



Yeah! :D Ooo... Kranberrie... what does the rest of yo face look like?!



Like dat!  :]  I put my hair in two fishtail braids and put on makeup today!  Oh and a dress.  I was feeling festive.  Which is okay becauseeeeee...we put up our tree today!



It's small and cheap.  But it's ours! ♥

I babysat tonight too :]  For Rissa and Bruce. It was fun :] and I made twenty bucks.  Off of this cute little guy! :D


Tomorrow when I'm at my Nan's (I HAVE NO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK, IT SUCKS) I'm going to ask if we can go shopping before Wednesday.  So I can make dog biscuits and fudge.

DOG BISCUITS AND FUDGE?  Mhm.  I'm going to post three recipes now.  Two are those two thingies over there that I mentioned.  Dog biscuits and fudge.  The third will be something totally yummy I only WISH I could make!
I think I've posted both of these recipes before but I need to post them again because I'm going to be making them!  From Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.



5 Minute Fudge Wreath (adapted from Rachel Ray)




Ingredients



12 oz package semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

1/2 cup butterscotch chips

14 oz can sweetened condensed milk (save the can)

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

8 oz chopped walnuts

1/2 cup red & green M&Ms

softened butter to grease and 8-inch round cake pan





Grease an 8-inch round cake pan with softened butter. Pour the chocolate and butterscotch chips, condensed milk and vanilla into a medium saucepan. Put the pan on the stove and turn the heat to low.

Cover the empty condensed milk can with plastic wrap and put it in the center of the round cake pan.

Stir the chips and milk until they melt together, about 3 minutes. Stir in nuts and M&Ms. Scoop the fudge into the cake pan all around the plastic-covered can in the center to form a wreath or ring shape. let it be all bumpy on top. Keep pushing the can back to the center if the fudge moves it away from there. Garnish the fudge with red & green M&Ms.

Put the fudge in the fridge to chill until firm. Remove the can from the center, then loosen the sides and bottom of the fudge with a knife. Cut the fudge into thin slices and serve.

♥From Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.
 

Makes 2 to 3 pounds biscuits



Ingredients



2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour

1/2 cup soy flour or white corn flour

1/2 cups nonfat dry milk

6 tablespoons vegetable shortening

1 large egg

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup fresh beef or chicken broth, or sufficient for processing





Position rack in the center of the oven and preheat at 350 degrees. Have two ungreased baking trays ready.

In a large bowl, using a fork or wire whisk, combine the two flours and dry milk. Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.

In a small bowl, using a wire whisk or electric mixer on medium speed, beat the egg until foamy before beating in the honey and broth.

Using a large spoon, a spatula, or your hands, combine the mixes, blending until mixture pulls away from the sides of the bowl and forms a soft dough.

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured flat surface, and using a rolling pin, roll it out to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Using the cookie cutters provided in this kit, cut out as many biscuits as you can, reworking the scraps as you go. The dough will become very stiff as it is reworked.

Place the biscuits side by side on the baking trays and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the biscuits appear very dry and the edges are light golden brown. Remove the trays from the oven and cool to room temperature. Turn off the oven.

When the biscuits have cooled completely, put all of them on a single baking tray and return them to the cooling oven. Leave them undisturbed, without opening the oven door, for 8 to 16 hours.

Please Note: Some dogs may be allergic to corn-based products. Biscuits also contain honey.

♥Now!  The yummy cookies I long to taste!  (Btw the song The Shake by My American Heart is absolutely amazing right now.)
 
From Lovin' From The Oven
 
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This recipe comes from How Sweet It Is, which makes approximately 24 cookies.

Hot Cocoa Cookies!

•1 cup butter, at room temperature

•1 1/2 cups sugar

•2 eggs

•1 teaspoon vanilla

•2 cups flour

•1/2 cup cocoa powder

•1 teaspoon baking soda

•1/4 teaspoon salt

•1/4 cup marshmallow fluff

•1 cup chocolate chips

•1 cup mini marshmallows





1.Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and mix until combined. Stir in marshmallow fluff.

2.Fold in chocolate chips and marshmallows. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Remove, and roll into 1 1/2-inch balls.

3.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

4.Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow cookies to completely cool before removing. Patience! These cookies are very sticky!


♥Phew.  :]  Well........ I think that's all for tonight.  I probably won't be posting until Thursday or after Christmas.  I hope you all have safe and happy holidays.




This is my favorite version of this song, and this song is my favorite song during this season! :D

Goodnight, Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Years, Happy Holidays.

kranberrie

Day Four :]

What do you think it means to be in love?

I don't really know... I know what it means to be in love with food! :D

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day Three :]

Where have you been spending your time lately? Three/Five/Ten years ago would you have expected to be there?


Well, mostly at school and in my bedroom.  I'm such a loser, haha X] I actually would not have expected to be spending my time at school or in my bedroom three/five/ten years ago.  Because back then I lived in a different house and attended a different school.  I had no idea I would end up attending a performing arts high school or living in a town house.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day Two :]

2. Who are you? In comparison to who you used to be. What made you change?

Welllll..... I don't know who I used to be. I guess that's not true.  I used to be a little girl with wild long hair that got knee deep in mud every day at her Uncle Dave's and bathed in the river.  I used to be a little girl who hated the color pink and collected Yugio cards.  I used to be a little girl that owned a rabbit, a blue and gold macaw, two dogs and a cat.  I used to be a little girl that loved to ride horses and feed ducks.  I used to be a little girl who didn't care about school and had endless friends.  I used to be a little girl who loved to dance, sing, jump rope and go white water rafting.  I used to be a little girl that was the most carefree a little girl could be.

NOW I'm a responsible teenager who has short, fried hair and endless supplies of eyeliner.  I'm a teenager that gets knee deep in drama every day and takes hour long showers.  I'm a teenager that loves music and craves isolation.  I'm a teenager that binges to eat away bad feelings and exercises to intensify the good ones.  I'm a teenager that has a fish and a messy room.  I'm a teenager that screams when my hair is touched or my clothes stained.  I'm a teenager that does yoga and ballet to fall asleep.  I'm a teenager that writes depressing poems and long endless stories.  I'm a teenager that spends hours on end on the computer.  I'm a teenager that loves to dance, act, and paint pictures.  I'm a teenager that lives in a city and attends a performing arts high school.  I'm an uptight, lazy, hyper, complicated teenager that terribly misses how life used to be.

Why did I change?  I changed because I moved to Utah and started caring about life and feeling the effects of what happens when you care and put effort into things.  If any of that makes any sense whatsoever.

Day One :]

1. What happened today? If it was the last day of your life, how satisfied would you be with your final hours?


Well it's only 6:05am. Today I've just done my hair and makeup, I'm not even dressed yet.  So I would be very unsatisfied if I died today.  I would be very unsatisfied if I died any day before I was at least fifty.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

NEW 30 Day Challenge :]

30 Day Challenge


1. What happened today? If it was the last day of your life, how satisfied would you be with your final hours?



2. Who are you? In comparison to who you used to be. What made you change?



3. Where have you been spending your time lately? Three/Five/Ten years ago would you have expected to be there?



4. What do you think it means to be in love?



5. Pick a song that projects the same mood as your day or week and explain.



6. Talk about a recent experience that has effected you greatly and how.



7. Think of the last person you hugged. What would you do if they vanished completely?



8. Write about the first moment that comes to your head when you read the words “childhood memory”



9. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?



10. Did you have a good day or a bad day? Where do you think that defining line was?



11. Do you feel protective over someone?



12. If you could trade places with anyone for one week, who would it be and why?



13. Where do you see your best friend in 10 years?



14. When you are stressed, what can you use as an outlet? Why do you think it helps you?



15. What do you believe in? And not just God or atheism.



16. What are you passionate about?



17. Who was the last person you kissed? (If you are still with them now, pick the person before them.) What would they say if they saw you now?



18. Talk about your extended family. Why do you think they are the way they are?



19. If you could be anywhere in the world, but you had to be there for a certain cause, where would you be and why?



20. Again, pick a song that projects the mood of your week or day.



21. Look back. Why did you choose this challenge? Do you think it says anything about you?



22. How do you think people see you? Be a little negative and a little positive.



23. Explain your life plan for the next month, then the next year, then three years, then five years.



24. Are you more social or independent? Why do you think that is?



25. What do you think it means to be a good parent?



26. Talk about a moment where you were truly happy. What was happening? Who were you with?



27. Is there a friend you are worried about? Why do they have you concerned? Do you think they’ll be okay?



28. Would you rather someone tell you the truth up front but gently, or be lied to to spare your feelings?



29. If you could be doing the same things you do now, only in your own way, how would a normal day in your life go?



30. Look back on this last month and talk about it.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WHATEVER.

FINE WHATEVER BLOGSPOT.  DON'T POST MY CHIZZING POSTS HOW I TYPE THEM.  YOU CAN DIE IN A HOLE FOR ALL I CARE. BLA. YOU SUCK.  AS BAD AS TUMBLR.  BUT ONLY RIGHT NOW CAUSE I'M ANGRY.

WHATEVER

Wednesday Night :] 12/15/2010

Elloooo!!!!! :D Just got back from my voice recital a few minutes ago! It was fun, I'll admit. I especially enjoyed singing Do Na No Bis Pa Cem.  Haha :]  Cause we stood around the audience.  There's three verses.  Group one sang verse one.  Then while they sang verse two group two sang verse one.  While they sang verse three group two sang verse two and group three sang verse one.  Group one is done.  While group two sang verse three group two sang verse two.  Group two is done.  Group three sings verse three on their own.  It was really cool and sweet :]

Also, today in ballet we did a realllllllllllllyyyyyy amazing dance to the remix of Carol of the Bells by the London Festival Orchestra :D:D:D:D it was cool.  Check it out here!



 I loved that its got such an un-ballet-y beat and it ends up sounding almost like hip hop.  I loved doing ballet to that, it made it so amazing.  I'm going to try to make a video of the dance.  And one day I might post it.  I showed my parents tonight lol and my dad was surprised and he said 'blablabla (wasn't listening) she has grace!' and 'your very fluid with your feet'.  It made me suuuuper happy when you said that :]  Thanks Daddy!  Haha, and I only showed them the very first dance moves.  Of that whole long song.

Anyway!!!! So today was a goooooooooooood day :]

DEAR MEGAN.  GET READY.

I did these two washcloths in one day.  They were part of my present to my mom for her baby shower.  (The rest of it was stuff I bought, not knitted)  The first picture is of both of them, before I moved and readjusted them into their shapes.  Cause the yarn is so small and loose and light they easily get formed into sloppy shapes.  But oh well right, they're washcloths! Anyway!


Both of them :]

First one.  Really sloppy knitting but I did this one really fast. :/ It's complete purl.

Upclose of first one.

Second one.  Still pretty sloppy.  I knit four rows then purled four rows.  And when casting on and binding off I did purl.

Upclose of the second one.

THERE YOU GO MEGAN. Haha :] Tomorrow I'll post some pictures of the wrist warmers I knitted a while ago.  (Well I can't promise it will be tomorrow but, you know.) I'm excited for you guys to see my Christmas presents!  They're gonna be pretty neat knitting :D

Well I guess I'll do a reeeeecipe now. From Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.


Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes (makes 30 cupcakes)




Ingredients:

-1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

-1 1/2 cups cake flour

-2 cups sugar

-2 sticks butter, room temperature

-1/2 tsp salt

-2 tsp baking powder

-5 eggs, divided

-1 cup sour cream

-1 Tbsp lemon zest (1 lemon)

-2 Tbsp lemon juice (1 lemon)

-2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste

-1 cup blueberries, plus more for garnish





Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners.

In medium bowl combine flours, salt, baking powder and lemon zest.

In bowl of electric mixer beat butter and sugar on medium speed until creamy.

Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add lemon juice and vanilla bean paste and mix well.

Gradually add in flour mixture and beat until combined.

Add in sour cream and mix.

In a small bowl beat egg whites on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into cupcake batter.

Spoon batter evenly into prepared pans about half full.

Add 4 blueberries on top of each scoop of batter in cupcake liners.

Bake for 18-22 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Allow to cool on wire racks for 30 minutes.



Frost with Lemon Cream Cheese icing. Garnish with a blueberry on top.

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting



Ingredients:

-1 stick butter, room temperature

-4 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese

-1 Tbsp lemon zest (1 lemon)

-1 Tbsp lemon juice (half lemon)

- 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar



In bowl of electric mixer beat butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy.

Gradually add confectioners' sugar and continue to mix.

Add lemon juice and lemon zest and mix until combined.

So head out to the berry farm, pick some berries and whip up a batch of these super yummy cupcakes!



Random Pictures! :]

Picture of a cute cupcake...

Out of pictures of Amy...
♥♥♥Picture of something in my rooom.....

Picture of something I made today...
A mess on my vanity and vanity floor trying to look pretty in a hurry.

♥♥Picture of something random I love today...
This picture :] Homecoming 2010.  I wore this dress at the voice recital too tonight.  I miss you Adelle.

☻♥Hey!  Imma put two more pictures of homecoming because though it was three months ago, it was amazing!
All of the seniors XD plus like two freshman and a junior.

Mmmm haha ... yeah I'm kinda dorky.  But so are my friends! :D


 
Welllluh anyways :]  I'm sad that it's only two days until the loooooooong Christmas break but at least tomorrow and Friday are just a whole bunch of Christmas parties, no actual class work! :P

Goodnight and check out my pictures page :]

TTFN,


kranberrie

Day 30!

OOOP!  LAST DAY!

Why did you take the 30 day challenge?

Because it looked fun, and believe me, it was!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day 29!

Your aspirations.

I have three main ones, well... four.

1. Actress.  I haven't decided if I want to do stage or screen but I've always wanted to do screen.  This year I've been leaning towards stage though because of this one thing someone said.  I can't remember their exact words but it was something like "Screen acting isn't acting, it's being cheesy and showy, being yourself portraying a character. But stage acting requires work, it requires becoming the character, doing and being.  Not showing.  It's art, whereas screen is fake."  I don't believe screen acting is that bad but it is sooooort of true.

2. Ballerina.  This one I'm still iffy about.  Because if I do this, then I'll be done working by the time I'm like 30 unless I become a teacher.  I was thinking I could do this and then act, but what if I never break through with acting?  Then I really am done working by thirty.

3. Author.  I love to write so much and I'd love to publish some books and poems! :D  However, I would never choose this job alone.  I would be an author and something else because I refuse to be poor forever.

4. Teacher.  English teacher.  I've always wanted to do this, I've always had it in the back of my mind.  I've never talked about it though because I've been so obsessed over my other goals.  I would really like to teach an English class someday though.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Night! :] 12/13/2010

Don't you hate it when you go through the whole day thinking it's the 12th, writing that date on all of your assignments and then getting home and realizing it's the 13th??!!!  I do! X]

Hello again!  I've missed blogging but for the past few days I've been just a bit busy :P

I did my performance on Thursday for ballet.  It was amazing.  We didn't do perfect but my group was definitely the best.  I'm not being conceited or cocky.  But all the other groups only put about half their effort into it, nobody took it seriously.  Everyone only did like half of their songs and did really awkward sections put together into a big messy clump that they called Nutcracker Dances.  I don't mean that so harshly, that sounded really bad.  They all did REALLY good dancing, but in my opinion their choreography was a little lacking.  Ours however was amazing.  It was an actual dance, we flowed through everything, it was all on 8 counts.  Not 4 then 6 then 3 like some groups.  We also started right on 1, it was really cool.  We danced the entire song.  And it was beautiful.  Thank you Sarah and Amanda for working so hard with me and doing an amazing job.

This weekend was my mom's baby shower! :D  It was really fun and we all ate tooooo much food.  (Especially me.)  I can't believe there's less than a month until Morgana should be born, and honestly, she could be born any day now.  It's scary!  But I'm excited :]

Oh!!!!!!!!!! SOOO!  I should probably post my projects that I did for the baby shower :]  I PROMISE I will next time that I do a full post.  But I don't have pictures this time.  :]  I won't be posting alllll of the projects I'm in the middle of though until after Christmas!  Can you guess why?  Haha, I bet you can! :D

Would you like a recipe?  Ooookay :]  From Crave. Indulge. Satisfy.



Classic Chocolate Whoopie

adapted from Whoopie Pies (I used granulated sugar instead of dark brown sugar...everything else is the same)


Ingredients:

-1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
-2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
-1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
-4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
-4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
-1 cup granulated sugar
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 cup milk
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, sift together, flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  • In another bowl, beat butter, shortening and sugar with a mixer on low until just combined. Increase speed to medium and beat for about 3 minutes.
  • Add egg and vanilla and beat for two more minutes.
  • Add half of the flour mixture and half of the milk and beat on low until incorporated. Repeat with remaining flour and milk and beat until combined.
  • Using a tablespoon, drop batter on baking sheet two inches apart. Bake for about 10 minutes each or until pies spring back when pressed gently.
  • Remove from oven and cool for about five minutes before transferring them to a rack to cool completely.
Makes 50 cookies, enough for 25 pies.

Peppermint Buttercream

Ingredients:
-1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
-4 cups confectioner's sugar
-1/4 cup milk
-1 teaspoon peppermint extract
-6 candy canes, crushed for garnish

  • In bowl of electric mixer cream butter on medium speed.
  • Gradually add confectioner's sugar and milk and mix well.
  • Mix in peppermint extract.
  • Place peppermint buttercream in plastic bag and pipe a dollop on flat side of cookie. Sandwich together with another cookie.
  • Sprinkle filling with crushed candy canes!
The end :] Yummo!

Random pictures! :D

♥Picture of a cute cupcake:

♥Picture of Amy:

♥Picture of something in my room:

♥Picture of something I made today:

♥Picture of something random I love today:


Well I have to go now dearest :]  I missed blogging, I hope you enjoyed this post!

TTFN,


kranberrie

Day 28!

Something that you miss.

Angie and Allie.  I forgot about you two for a long time... I miss you guys.  I miss 5th, 6th, and 7th grade.  I got to spend those years of my life with you.  And then I moved.  Then I found friends again.  Then I moved again.  Each time I move I forget about you two a little more.  But today I remember.  I remember us, the best trio alive.

Back!

To Megan who asked "where is kranberrie?" and others who were wondering:  I was gone all weekend at my Nana's.  So sorry I didn't post at ALL on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.  But I'm back now and I will probably post later today!  I love you guys, and I missed reading your blogs!

BY THE WAY: 30 day challenge doers:  You DON'T have to post every single day.  It doesn't mean a literal 30 day challenge.  It means every time you get a chance you post a day, you do. So if you don't post for a few days you DON'T have to come back and do a 'catch up' by posting five or six days that you missed!  I will leave links to this post on your blog :]

Day 27!

Your favorite place.

Probably the little area behind the bamboo by the river at my Uncle David's house in Oregon.  I used to take naps there every day when I was little.  Sometimes I would wake up in the river! X]

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 26!

Your fears.

Well, one thing I fear is drowning.  Being under, wanting oxygen and feeling the pressure of your lungs kissing your belly button.  Choking, gasping, not getting air.  I hate holding my breath.  I hate swimming under water.  I hate baths.  Because with the panic I've felt from not being able to breathe before for maybe a minute and a half, I could never imagine not breathing at all.

Another thing I fear is spiders.  I have a scar from a poisonous spider.  People say they're just as scared of us as we are of them.  That's chizcrap.  They're creepy and deserve to die.

The last fear that I'll tell you about is monkey bars.  I HATE the monkey bars.  Maybe four or five or six years ago I was FINE with the monkey bars.  But if I try to do them now, I freak out and fall off.  It's because they hurt my hand, they leave blisters on my palms.  That's pretty freaky to me.  Just saying.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Aaack! School pictures :] 12/08/2010

Prepare yourself for a whole bunch of random pictures from my school! :]  We didn't take a LOT because there was a whole bunch of people who weren't here today, but we took a few! :] In some pictures I'm not very gawgeous.  But I don't delete pictures just because I look bad in them... usually.  You can find a better picture of me here. And another one







Kennedy cuddling on Seth.  It's funny, Seth is super duper tall and adult looking.  He's a freshman.  Kennedy is super short and young looking.  She's a sophmore :]

Me cuddling on Kennedy! :D Cause I can! :]

Liam denying his picture.

Seth, Elice, Azhr, and Kennedy :] Seth and Elice are discussing a paper, it looks odd!

Elice's eye!!!! :D

Op!  She doesn't look happy in this picture D: Smile Kamryn!

Ana in the morning time :]

THE CUTEST PICTURE EVERRRR. Kamryn you're a dork and you're super adorable at being a dork!

Zen!!!!! :D You're my best frann!

LIAM!  I got a picture of you :]

Ana was in the corner today! D: Lol, just kidding, she was just reading her book in peace.

Kory dropping by first lunch to say hi to us! :]  Her hair is a faded orange this week.
Just so you know.

Random people that are slightly my friend and eat in my lunch corner.

Kamryn and Alex :] Cute couple!

BAHAHAHA Liam I got ANOTHER picture of you! :]

Neither of us knew Liam was taking a picture yet... XD

Haha :]

And the last picture, in English Kasey's keyboard had an upside down M! :O  Now it's a W!

GOODNIGHT!  TTFN!

kranberrie