Thursday, April 11, 2013

Surprise Party

Surprise Parties are the best!
My friends Savannah, Marissa, Isabel and I threw one for our friend
Isaac's (the guy in the pic) birthday.
Luckily, everyone managed to keep it a secret and the party went well (even though being locked outside in the rain and drenched with a bucket of water, by our friend Ethan, was not
on the "schedule").

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Aqua Tube Scarf

I got back into crochetting and created my own tube scarf!
So proud of myself! :)
This only took me about two hours, since it was with a large hook - perfect for making while watching a movie.
I'll make a pattern for it soon.
~ Mikela

Monday, April 1, 2013

Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

Yesterday, one of my best friends and I went to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm.
This place is absolutely gorgeous!
If you are visiting Oregon some time in April or May, or are a local who has just never been there, this place is a must see.
It is fantastic for pictures and super cheap fun (only $10 per car load and you are in!).
Hope you all had a fantastic Easter!
Feel free to share any funny stories or memories made this holiday in a comment on here! :)
~ Mikela

Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring Break Forever...

Well I certainly haven't been on here for quite a few days. I've been too busy with an amazing
spring break!
I did the 30 Hour Famine which was an amazing way to serve (all together we raised 5,000 dollars!!).
I enjoyed bowling at big Al's with friends on Wednesday.
And then, on Thursday, after a sleepover, had a blast with six of my friends at Cannon Beach and Seaside.
The day was amazing - an interesting game of apples to apples in the car, starbucks coffee, swimming (FREEZING!!) and tanning at Cannon Beach, shopping, incredible pizza, crazy driving in the parking lot, and our own Harlem Shake. Yep, yesterday was a super fantastic day! :D

Sunday, March 24, 2013

When Life Gives You Lemons...

What you do today is important,
because you are trading a day of your life for it.
Thus, it is important to try and always respond well to whatever
happens to you.
I constantly have to remind myself that there are going to be many times that people are mean or hurtful in my life (it never stops!), but how I react makes all of the difference.
Just because someone is being a jerk doesn't mean you should let them "take away your sparkle."
That's what they want, isn't it?
Most of the time when people say or do unkind things to you it is on purpose.
Don't give them the benefit of watching you suffer.
And sometimes people are just dumb.
For instance, while doing door-to-door fundraising for 30 Hour Famine,I was shocked by one of the responses I got (Now, I am okay with people not giving money. But, they can be nice about it when they say no. I don't need a lecture about how we shouldn't help other countries!).
After telling a man about how we go without food for 30 hours as apart of raising money for starving children, he asked me, in a not so nice way, if that was why I am "sooooo skinny."
Pretty much, he said it in a way to make fun of me and the fact that I was helping out starving children from countries other than America.
Even though I am not insecure about my body at all and that wasn't the worst thing he could have said, it ticked me off. 
What was going through my head?
Well, it was something like "look, buddy, this is called being fit. ...unlike what you've got going for you. Maybe you should go without food for a while."
But, of course, I did not say that.
I just smiled and listened to him preach to me about not supporting anyone but America.
The fact is, his stinky remarks don't REALLY matter.
Why should I give him the satisfaction of showing my irritation?
Keeping my cool, which shows I am much more mature than he is, was the best way to respond.
Anyways, I just want to encourage you all to enjoy your day and not worry about what others say or do to you.
How you react, in the end, effects you the most.
Wear your smile, spread your love, and don't let anyone hide you sparkle.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Coffee Cup Cozy

I absolutely loved making this cup cozy!
Its so adorable and super simple to make!
Want instructions?

Dancing in the Rain

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass,
its about learning to dance in the rain.
Everybody wants happiness.
Nobody wants pain.
But, you can't have a rainbow without a little rain.
So get out their and enjoy the rain!!!