Thursday, December 20, 2012

Samantha's Hot Tea Punch


Samantha’s Hot Tea Punch
From The American Girls Party Book


In a saucepan, combine:

2 1/4th cups of sugar
2 cups of water
1 lemon rind

Heat the mixture over medium heat and bring it to a boil. Pour 4 cups of boiling water into a mixing bowl. Hang 4 tea bags over the bowl edge and let the tea steep for about 5 minuets. Take the tea bags out and Add:

2 Cups of orange juice
½ cup of lemon juice
Sugar mixture to taste

Stir well and pour into pretty teacups



American Girl Outfits!

Location: Bedroom
Book: The Hobbit
Music: Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah (Glee)
Mood: Chipper 




Okay okay, I know I said I was gonna keep this blog up to date. But for some reason, I have been able too. And I know I've said it before, but I really am gonna try and keep up with it lol.

So anyway, On with the crafts! Most of them--- Okay all of them are American Girl related. Because thats what I've been working lately lol.



This little cute outfit I made for Molly came from several different sets of patterns. Some of them are from Molly's Patterns from the American girl company. The hat I actually made from a website idea. The jacket, tshirt and jeans are from Liberty Jane. I knitted the scarf without using a pattern at all and the shoes are Molly's Saddle Shoes from American. I decided to keep her locket and glasses on because they're so cute. 


And using Josefina's holiday pattern I decided to try and make Caroline's Travel Dress. I'm really happy with how this turned out. I even made the boots using another Liberty Jane pattern. This is what the original looks like from the website. So I think I got it pretty close. 

 
Oh and as promised another photo of Caroline. Here she is dressed in her holiday gown. The holiday outfit is totally awesome. Its very detailed even the shoes are adorable. The only issues I have it with it, is the gloves are really hard to get on as are the shoes. But all in all, I'm happy I got it. I still think it needs a necklace though. 


And finally, I was messing around with Rebecca's play scenes book and thought hey! I can pratice setting up a scene with Mini Rebecca! It was so much fun! I might do another one soon. The play scenes are very detailed and the paper play things are so much fun!


I need to work on my photography lol. I think, you can see the flash in the background. Oh well. It still turned out neat. 

And last but not least, as promised a craft suggest from American Girl: A Crafty Girl's Planner. 

Decorate a cupcake to make a funny face. 






Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Icing on the Cake (Alessandra Post)


After three months of staying in Scotland, Petrus and I had decided to return home to Italy. Scotland was nice but there was no place to either of us like home. Skye had gone off to college in the states and I had decided that Karla would be safer staying with some friends of mine in Russia than with me. I doubted that Aro would venture out to Russia. So, when we got home, Petrus and I had the whole villa to ourselves for the first time since the place was built.

Petrus, leaned me up against the door, his hand sliding up the length of my leg, lifting my skirt dangerously high without even bothering to open the door as we got home. I relaxed in his arms, and grinned at him.

 “Shouldn’t we wait until we’re inside?” I asked, kissing him.

“Why? There is no one here.”

“Someone could see us.”

“Alessandra, you are from Ancient Rome. Surely you don’t care <i>that</i> much about modesty.” He whispered in my ear slipping even closer to me.

“You’re right of course I do not care. But other people might.” I said.

“Since when do you care what other people think?” Petrus asked finally opening the door and nearly tripping over a package that had been left on the front step. He sighed.

“Oh it’s from Alice!” I said picking up the package. “I guess they’re living in New Hampshire now. That doesn’t surprise me. I mean I expected Carlisle to move.”

“Aro is such an ass. I still cant quite believe he did what he did to Doc.” Petrus muttered.

“I can.” I said shaking my head and opening up the box. Inside was a flimsy, black, silk mesh baby doll, dirty lingerie that looked as if it were quite expensive. There was a romantic cd, vanilla scented candles which where my favorite and a red plush blanket. Along with vairous adult toys from a place called Pure Romance.  At the bottom of the box was a little card that said <i>Have fun!</i> from Alice and I couldn’t help but grin at Petrus.

“Looks like someone wants us to have a good time.” Petrus said pushing me gently down on the grown. “Not that we need all this stuff to have fun.

“No, but, she put such an awful lot of work into this package. I would hate to not use it.” I said gently moving him aside.

“Fine.” Petrus grumbled sitting on the floor like a lost, sad little puppy.

“Um… Trust me, it will be worth it.” I whispered giving him just a small taste of <i>the icing on the cake</i> so to speak.

“I can wait.” He said.   “After all, we finally have the house to ourselves.”

Todays Craft from A Crafty Girl's Planner



Today's Craft From: American girls' A Crafty Girl's Planner




Take a picture of clouds




Caroline has arrived!

Location: Bedroom
Music: Waterfall~ The Piano Guys
Mood: Chipper
Book: Divergent~ Veronica Roth


And now ladies and gentlemen it is time for Joanna to actually write a post! Do I hear thunderous applause's  Yep! So on we go!

First of all, I have to show everyone a very cute little craft I found at Target several weeks ago. It is an American Girl one of course but oh so cute. Did I mention that Target is now carrying American Girl crafts? Oh happy day!


The little bear and big bear are so cute and the craft kit comes with everything you need including instructions. I had to make these. I bought two more of these little craft kits and will be posting pictures as soon as I make them :)

Oh and I finally tried the recipe from Amelia's Vanilla Cakes from A Girl for all time. The cakes were really yummy.


 Here is the link for these yummy cupcakes. http://www.agirlforalltime.com/Amelias-Secret-Recipes

And finally, I got a whole bunch of stuff from American Girl the other day. They had free shipping a few weeks ago and I managed to use that to get Caroline. Along with two extra books, Caroline's holiday outfit. Molly's saddle shoes and the sparkly hair pick to go with Caroline. Caroline is such a sweet little doll. I also got her accessories. And I love all of the things i got. Especially the spinning top that comes with Caroline and of course the doll herself.




Isnt Caroline so sweet? You can expect lots of pictures of her and lots more crafts from the books. I am gonna try and do a craft idea a day from the A Crafty Girl's Planner. There are loads of crafts in it and craft ideas a day too :) But for now, I shall end with the Piano Guys :)




Mrs. Beeton’s Cheese Sandwiches

Mrs. Beeton’s Cheese Sandwiches
Mrs. Beeton’s household book of management, pj 327



Ingredients- slices of brown bread –and-butter, thin slices of cheese.

Mode: Cut from a nice Cheshire, or any good rich cheese, some slices about ½ inch thick, and place them between some slices of brown bread –and- butter, like sandwiches  Place them on a plate in the oven, and, when the bread is toasted, serve on a napkin very hot and very quickly.

Time: 10 minuets in a brisk oven

Average cost: I 1/2d. each sandwich

Sufficient:  Allow a sandwich for each person.

Seasonable: anytime

Joanna’s Notes:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

Take two slices of whole wheat bread. Butter one side, place this side down onto a small pan.

Take two slices of sharp cheddar cheese and put onto of bread.

Butter the other slice of bread and place this on top of the cheese, butter side facing up.

Pop in oven for ten minuets. Flip, and toast for ten more minuets or until bread is toasted and cheese melted.
Serve warm.

This is a yummy way to make a grilled cheese sandwich!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Doll Diaries A Girl For All Time Give Away

So, last year, Doll Diaries did a give away for Matilda A Girl for All Time Doll which is a British Doll line. And this year they're doing giving away Amelia! The new Girl for All Time doll! Amelia is from the Victorian time period and from England! She looks so sweet in her Victorian get up. That I've really been considering buying her this month. However, I may wait to see if I win her in the give away! Everyone needs to go check out Doll Diaries and A Girl for All Time! Both sites are simply awesome and fun to browse around with!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Mini Caroline!


Location: Bedroom
Music: Cherokee Morning Song
Book: The Diviners by Libba Bray
Mood: Chipper


And see, I promised I would post more lol. And here I am posting more! Go Me! Anyway, Guess who forgot to set her clocks back for daylight savings this morning and as a result was up at like 4:30am and wide awake on her day off lol. I tried to go back to sleep but ended up getting up at 5am. So, I guess I'll have a nice long day today to play! Go me! And its a good thing too, i've got lots of things planned for today. But first....

I realized this morning that I forgot to post about the Mini Caroline Doll I bought when Caroline came out. I couldnt afford to get both Caroline and Molly. So I bought Mini Caroline. Who will have to do until I can get Caroline. Which I think I do plan on doing. She reminds me of the Great Lakes and even though she's from New York, she sorda reminds me of Michigan. Which makes me homesick. :(


And I also bought Molly's Halloween and Crafts book and kit off ebay. Its just like Samantha's Christmas crafts. Only it features craft and recipe ideas from Molly's time. Including instructions on how to make Molly's hula girl outfit.


And finally, yesterday, I got to go too a Pow Wow at the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage. It was loads of fun and the dancers were awesome. I took lots of videos and pictures. However, my camera was dying and the videos didnt turn out. But there are videos on youtube of the dances the dancers did for us. here is one.





Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Subject of Sue Clearwater (Bella Twilight Post)


Charlie pulled out a can beer and sat back on the couch watching football with Elizabeth curled up next to him and smiled at me.

“I know you don’t like football. But I’m glad you decided to come and watch the game with me Bells.”

“Anything to spend time with my Dad.” I joked opening up a coke, and digging into the bowl of potato chips Charlie had on the coffee table.

“I mean it Bella, I’m glad you decided to visit today.” Charlie said, and I frowned. Normally Charlie didn’t repeat things he said unless something was bothering him. Elizabeth crawled up onto his lap gurgling at him and I laughed.

“I miss spending time with you is all.” I said shrugging. Which was the truth. I felt like I hadnt spent enough time with my Dad lately. Of course he had been spending an awful lot of time with Sue. Not that it bothered me. I was happy for him really I was. There was someone else in his life to cook for him and take care of him. I mean, before all he had was me. And well, now that I was gone….

“So, what do you think of Sue?” Charlie asked as if he was reading my mind. I stared at him for a moment then shrugged.

“I dunno Dad. She’s nice.” I said. The truth was, I honestly didn’t know Sue very well. I knew that she was Seth and Leah Clearwater’s Mom and that was about it. In fact, come to think of it, I was pretty sure I never had a full blown conversation with her. Sure maybe a few words here and there. But nothing major. But I got it. I was part of the enemy clan. Werewolves vs. Vampires and all that. But it did make wonder where my Dad fit into all this.

“Come on Bella. You’ve got to have some sort of opinion on her.” Charlie persisted.

“Dad, honestly, I don’t. The truth is, I don’t really know here very well. But if you like her, which I think you do. Then I am happy for you.”

“Really?”

“Yeah, why wouldn’t I be?” I asked.

“Oh, I dunno. I guess, you left when Renee married Phill. So I thought—“

“Really Dad? I didn’t leave because Mom married Phill. I like Phill. He’s a great guy. But Mom was unhappy being away from him and she needed to be with him. Plus they wanted to travel. Its kinda hard to travel with a kid in toe. So I came here. I told you that. Besides, I’m not going anywhere for a while yet.”

“So even if I married her you wouldn’t mind?” Charlie asked.

“No Dad, I wouldn’t mind. Why are you thinking about marrying her?”

“I dunno yet.” Charlie said with a shrug. “But I needed to get your opinion before I decided anything.”

Moonrise Kingdom Trailer




An awesome but weird little movie I recently discovered lol.

Wow! Two Months without a post!


Location: Bedroom
Mood: Meh
Music: Colorado Trail~ The West Soundtrack
Book: The Diviners~ Libba Bray





Oh my goodness! Has it really been two months since I last posted?!!! Wow, thats a long time. I have been so busy the past two months. I started an ASL Class. Thats American Sign Language for those of you who dont know and we moved into a cute little house too! Yay no more apartment living. So that has taken up alot of my time. However, it does look like this might be slowing down a bit. So you can hopefully expect more posts from me!

Lets see, where should I start?

I guess first of all, around my Birthday which for those of you who dont know, is in September, I bought myself another American Girl Doll lol. Yep turned 31 and I got myself a new doll. Hehe. but oh I dont care what people think. American Girl makes me happy. We all need that little clinch I think. Anyway, I got Molly with her accessories. She's so adorable. I dont know why I didnt get her before. Here she is! Isnt she cute?


And a few weeks ago we went to the salvation army and my dad brought back a desk, two rocking chairs, two love seats, a book shelf, an end table and a coffee table for under 600$ what a bargin! Ty where having a 50% off sale in the store and look what I found! An American Girl Trading album brand new for 2.50 and Molly's Christmas story. I was was so excited when I found these. Because I never find American Girl things at Thrift stores.


Also, I decided that my little Samantha doll needed some help lol. She looked so plan. So I made her a cute little outfit. That I must say, came out really well. I'm so proud of myself lol. Here she is! I had to had sew everything and it took four weeks to complete but it was worth it! Well everything but the boots which I bought off ebay. 


Oh and I saw this cute little idea on pinterest for a pencil case using an old soda bottle! I had to try it. Here is the link. http://pinterest.com/pin/77124212340238388/ and here is how mine turned out!


Well, I guess thats all. How was that for an update? lol. Lots of crafts and pictures. Oh actually I do have one more. Currenly I am reading this cool little book called the Diviners by Libba Bray. Libba Bray is one of my favorite authors and I simply love this book. But its really creepy! I've spooked myself out on it a few times lol. Its actually perfect for Halloween. I really recommend it.


And finally, I shall leave you with the Diviners Trailer lol. Have fun with it!



Monday, September 10, 2012

Regency Hair Styles

I know I promised to post things from Caroline's time period. So here is a little goody from the Jane Austen Handbook By Margaret C. Sullivan. I am sorry that most of the things I have for this time period are Jane Austen related however, there is a wide variety of things on the web related to Jane Austen. One can learn loads about this time period through that.


As you can see this page talks about the types of hair styles that would have been appropriate for women during this time. I am not sure if this goes for women in America. I've found that American styles were rather relaxed compared to British ones for the most part. But its still fun to look at.


Lots of little Goodies.


Location: Bedroom
Music: Return to Roan Inish 1
Book: Caroline Takes a Chance
Mood: Chipper


Oh my goodness it has been a long time since I last wrote. Almost a month and a half! But the truth is, I've been super busy. School started up again and I'm taking a sign language class on top of a 4 hour long training session once a week for work. Which does also include homework. Anyway, I am really gonna try and do better and keep up with this blog. It sucks when life gets in the way of things you would rather be doing lol. But I do want to take this Sign Language Class and pass it. So anyway, here are my little goodies for this post. hehe.


Last month sometime I got the new Hearts 4 Hearts Girl Lauryce! She's so cute as I am sure you can see. She's I think 10 years old and from New Orleans! So of course I had to get her. Plus, she reminds me of the South which I dearly miss and warm sunshine.


I also made a Gods Eye as I seemed to have lost mine through out the years. I hadnt made one of these since I was a little kid and it brought back alot of fun memories. I used to love to make these little things. 


And I got the Game Of Thrones Official Cookbook last month too. There is a recipe for it, for one of the Breakfast's Catelyn had in Winterfell. And this was was it. All it is, is two slices of bacon, two hard boiled eggs (They suggested soft boiled eggs. But I dont like soft boiled eggs) A few slices of sharp cheddar cheese and an English Muffin (they suggested rustic bread for toast. Which I didnt have.) Topping it off is a warm cup of Peppermint Tea. I thoroughly enjoyed this little meal. 


My Little Skye got a new outfit last month too. The shirt I made for one of Kanani's outfits but it went well with this one too. I made the skirt, the necklace and the socks. The shoes and sweater are from Playwonder. 


I also made Raspberry Cordial from the Anne of Greengables cookbook. (I'm not posting the recipe because its on my old blog. The Raspberries I used for the Cordial are Alaska Wild berries! Thus making the Cordial taste smooth and sweet. It was really really yummy!


More recently, I attempted to make Skye a Regency Day dress using one of Josefina's patterns. The dress came out really well. I put the shoes I made her from a Liberty Jane's pattern on, until I can make some better ones to match the outfit. 

And finally, in the recent Pioneer Woman's Cookbook by Ree Drummond, there is a recipe for this awesome Grilled Cheese sandwich, which I made! It turned out soooo yummy. Its very fatening but so good. Basically you add lots of cheese, bacon, tomatoes, onions and a mustard, mayo sauce on the inside. I highly recommend it! 


Oh before I forget, perhaps the most important, is that Caroline Abbott finally debuted from American Girl! She lives in Sackett's Harbor in New York off Lake Ontario. (which makes me incredibly homesick) So far, I really love the books. They're sweet and simple. But they have alot of lessons that even adults can learn from them and Caroline is so brave. She does some pretty amazing things for a ten year old. Here is her special website. http://www.americangirl.com/play/historical-character/caroline/#page=home I really think I might end up getting her. The doll looks very cute. 


And to leave off with two more small goodies. Return to Roan Inish part 2



Plus a wonderful picture I took near were I live. 


Monday, August 6, 2012

China Orange Jelly For Mrs. Norris’ Maid

I have been meaning to post all week but I havent had the time. I know, I say that all the time. But Life tends to get really busy for me during the week. Anyway, I am really going to try and post more.

I stated a little while ago that I was going to try and post some things from the Regency Period in honor of American Girls' new doll coming out. So as promised. Here is an interesting recipe I found from Tea with Jane Austen by Kim Wilson. I havent tried it yet. But it looks pretty simple and easy. And it looks like it might taste good too. Here it is!



China Orange Jelly For Mrs. Norris’ Maid

Ingredients;

3 tablespoons granualted gelatin

½ cup white sugar or more to taste

1 cup boiling water

4 cups orange juice (Strained of pulp)

1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon and mace (Mace can be subistated for nutmeg)

Very fine parings of orange zest (optional)

Directions:

1. Dissolve the geltatin and sugar in the boiling water, stirring until completely dissolved (about five minuets)

2. Stir in the orange juice and spices, then strain the mixture through a jelly bag or fine mesh strainer.

3. Chill until just slightly thickened (no more than an hour

4. Then fold in the orange zest.

5. Pour the mixture into a mold or individual dishes

6. Chill 6 hours or until completely set

(Taken from Tea with Jane Austen by Kim Wilson page; 70)


The Arrival of the Wolves (Bella Post)


“You’re other quest just got here.” Edward whispered into my ear and I nodded, standing up.

“Where are you going?” Angela asked me.

“The Quileute’s are here.” I smiled.

“Oh does that mean you invited your friend Jacob?” Angela asked and I nodded.

“Yep, and where Jacob goes, Embry and Quill and Seth normally are sure to show up.”

“Are they hot?” Jess asked much to Mike’s dismay.

“Um---“ I never really thought of the Wolves as Hot. But I supposed they weren’t bad looking. At least, I knew Jacob was rather handsome in his own right. He was nothing like Edward of course. But then, Edward was a vampire. Jacob was only well--- he was half human I supposed.

“That means yes.” I heard Jess say to Angela who shook her head. She clearly wasn’t interested in the Quileute’s like that and neither should Jess be. Not with Mike here. If Mike had heard Jess, he pretended like he didn’t.

I went to open the door and was suddenly embraced by three hugs. I laughed, and nudged Quill.

“Jacob can’t seem to shut up about you and Elizabeth. How come you never come out and visit us anymore?” Quill whined, nudging me gently back.

“I’ve been busy.” I said with a grin at Jacob. Jacob smiled back at me, and then glanced at Edward. I hoped Edward hadn’t read any thoughts that said anything about the bikes and my visits to Jacob with Elizabeth. Then again, what did I care if they did? I was legally an adult and just because I was married didn’t mean I couldn’t spend time with my best friend. Besides, it was good for Elizabeth to be around people other than vampires. Even if they were wolves.

“Seth, it’s good to see you, I see Leah didn’t come.”

“Nah, well, you know how she is.” Seth answered and we both grinned. I glanced back at my friends from school and at Edward and couldn’t help but smile. The only thing missing were Rosalie, Alice, Jasper and Emmett and Esme and Carlisle. Then everything would be complete. Well almost. Alice would have had an over the top party but mine was just normal.

“Hey guys, I’d like you to meet, Jacob, Seth, Quill and Embry.” I said pointing to each one. “And that’s Jessica, Angela, Mike and Eric.”

“Nice to meet you guys.” Quill said. “Finally I can put names to faces. Bella’s told us about you guys.”

“Really?” Jess said.

“Jess, he didn’t say it was good things.” Mike put in and I laughed.

“Come on guys, you think I would say bad things about you?” I asked.

“I didn’t say that.” Mike said smiling at me.

Homesick (Nora Post)


“Nora! Darling! It’s been so long.” My friend and co-gang member said embracing me with a hug. I laughed as she bounced out of my arms and looked me over. “You havent changed a bit have you?” She said now with a twinkle in her dark eyes.

“Of course not!” I said smiling at Regina. Her dark skin shining under the night lights. I never knew how she managed to keep it so shinny without giving away that she was a vampire.

“I hear Charlie has a new gig going on. How is that going?” Regina asked, and I shrugged. We had been in the Smoky Mountains for little over four weeks now and Charlie had managed to swindle well over a million dollars out of his specters. Of course, if they guessed what was going on, they sure didn’t act like it. They just kept coming back to see the horses race. It was all rather stupid.

“I guess its going good.” I muttered. I was so tired of Charlie and his games. I wished he would settle down. He had lots of girl friends. Why not mate with one? I thought.

“You don’t sound very happy about it.” Regina knew me well. I laughed.

“I’m not. I guess. I’m just homesick. I miss Colorado.” I said bending down to tie my shoe laces that had come on done during our walk.

“Why not go back then? You know, just because he’s your brother doesn’t mean you have to do what he wants.”

“It’s not that. Its more. Charlie needs me here right now to train the horses.” I said with a shrug standing up.

“Train the--- Wait you can train horses?” Regina asked in surprised. I nodded.

“Pretty wild uh?” I asked.

“But how? Animals don’t like our kind.”

“I don’t know. I’ve always been able to get animals to come up to me. Even before I was a vampire, I had a knack for getting animals to trust me. Animals and kids.” I said with a simple shrug.

“I do seem to remember that. But, you really can tame horses?” Regina asked again and I nodded.

“Want to see?” I asked climbing up on the white fence and calling my mare’s name. The mare trotted right over to me, as usual. “There’s a good girl. No, its okay. Regina wont hurt you.” I said gently petting the mare’s head.

“Wow, that’s amazing.” Regina said shaking her head standing a good few feet away, so not to scare Angel. “ I see why Charlie wanted to do this gig now.”

“I can ride her too.” I said climbing up onto Angel bare backed.

“I have no doubt.” Regina said laughing now as I took off across the pasture. I really needed the break and I didn’t want to tell Regina how much, I truly wasn’t enjoying this. Angel knew of course. She naed at me as we came to a slow stop by a stream.

“I know girl. We’ll keep him happy for a little while longer and then we’re going home.” I said stroking her mane and not for the first time wishing I was back home in Colorado.

The first guest arrive (Bella post Twilight)


I hated parties; I hated any formal event that made me the center of attention. But, Angela and Jess were right; this was something that I should do. Besides, like I had told Edward, everyone had parties when the Rents were gone. So, it was a rite of passage I needed to experience, even if it was a bit beneath my mature nature.

“Do you have the movie we rented?” I asked looking at Edward. He nodded.

“Right here!” Edward said holding up Race to Witch Mountain. I thought it was one everyone might like. And as far as I could tell no one had seen the recent remake. We had a few other movies too in case that one made the No list. Besides, if we didn’t watch it tonight, I could watch it later. We had it for three nights.

The doorbell rang and Edward was at the door within seconds, opening it for Angela and Eric. Of course they would be the first to arrive. Angela walked in carrying cookies, and Eric had a few treats of his own.

“Hey Angela.” I said giving my friend a hug.

“Wow, its so weird being here without your family here.” Angela said looking at Edward.

“Is it weird not having Dr. And Mrs. Cullen around?” Eric asked. “Wish my parents would leave Angela and I the house for a weekend. That would be awesome!”

“Yeah, like that will happen.” Angela laughed. “So is Jacob coming?” She asked and I couldn’t help but cringe.

“Yeah Jacob and some of his friends are coming. You’ll like them don’t worry.” I said with a side glance to Edward who grimaced. He wasn’t too thrilled with the Quileute’s coming, I could tell. But I couldn’t just invite Jacob and not invite the rest. I still wondered if Leah and Seth were coming. They were the only ones I hadn’t heard from.

“ Awesome! The more the merrier. Oooh is this Elizabeth?” Angela asked as she noticed my daughter rolling around on the floor. I nodded.

“Yep.” I said picking Elizabeth up.

“Oh she’s adorable. And she looks like you. May I?” Angela asked holding out her arms and I let her take Elizabeth.

“She’s so cute.” Eric said. “Whats it like being a Dad?”

“The most wonderful thing next to being a husband.” Edward said grinning, while our daughter played with Angela’s hair and gurgled some kind of baby talk.

“She likes you.” I said.

“Most people do.” Angela said laughing. “I cant wait to have one of my own. “ She added looking over at Eric who grimaced.

“Lets get through college first.” Eric said.

A Library Sister Chat (Rebecca Post Twilight)


My Aunt Rebecca had not showed herself to me during my séance. And the truth of the matter was, I should have had Victoria with me when I decided to do the Séance. She was after all the one who could see spirits. I wasn’t. Though I could see them sometimes. With certain elements and in certain settings. I could certainly conjure them up. Calling on a spirit was baby magic. Or so I called it. So, the questioned remained, why had Aunt Rebecca not answered my call? She was dead wasn’t she? And if she wasn’t dead, then there were two reasons why she didn’t answer. Number 1, she could have possibly ran away. Though nothing in her diaries mentioned a dislike for her home. Number 2. Riston turned her and she was the shadow I had seen under the tree.

The other thing was, that while I knew certain things about Vampires, ( I knew all the myths and the non myths) I certainly, didn’t know everything. So, I found myself trapping down to the local library where my sister worked.

Victoria and I hadn’t seen much of each other since the whole thing with Riston happened. In fact, I hadn’t seen much of Victoria for several months. Since I started college. This made me rather lonely. I was used to having my older sister around when I needed her. And going to the library seemed as good as excuse as ever to spend some sister time with her.

“Becky!” Victoria said the minute I walked into the library with my tote bag and purse. She smiled at me from behind the front counter as I plopped my rather late books down in front of her.

“They’re late.” I winced. Having a sister as a librarian, one would think, my books would never be late.

“That’s alright, I’m just happy to see you. How’s things going with Riston?” Victoria asked as if it was an every day thing, to have a vampire stalking you. I frowned.

“Actually, I wanted to talk to you about that.” I said. “Can you get away?” I asked looking over at Matt who was also working at the counter today. Matt shrugged and waved his hand to Victoria.

“I think that means yes.” I giggled. Matt was a man of few words. He always had his nose in a book. Victoria laughed, and motioned me around the counter where we walked back towards an office she liked to use for her own.

“So what’s up?” She asked once the door was closed.

“I did a séance on Aunt Rebecca. Nana gave me her journals. I said pulling out the precious books and handing them to Victoria.

“And she didn’t make contact did she?” Victoria asked much to my surprised.

“You’ve known this whole time she wasn’t dead?” I asked sitting down in the chair across from Victoria. My sister nodded her head.

“I’ve never seen her spirit, Becky. I’ve seen lots of our ancestors. Especially the ones who lived in the house. But I’ve never seen Aunt Rebecca. And there is something Nana isn’t telling us. Something that happened, that only she knows about.”

“I knew it!” I said shaking my head. I had l always known that there was some hidden secret Nana was keeping from us regarding Aunt Rebecca, but I never imaged that it would be that her sister could possibly be alive. “Victoria, do you think Riston turned Aunt Rebecca?” I asked. Victoria nodded her head.

“Yes, I do. And I think Nana knows.” Victoria said skimming through Aunt Rebecca’s journals.

“Should we ask Nana about it?” I asked, my sister shook her head.

“Becky, if Nana wanted to tell us that Aunt Rebecca was a vampire she would have. I think its something we need to find out for ourselves. Aunt Rebecca loved Nana very much. So I think that Aunt Rebecca must have made an appearance to Nana after she was turned. To let her know she was alright. Or she told her beforehand. Perhaps they still see each other secretly. If Aunt Rebecca is a vampire, she must respect that Nana does not want to be one. Becky?” Victoria asked.

“Yes?”

“Just because our family believes that vampires are all bad, doesn’t mean they are. Just remember that. And I think you should approach Riston. Screw what Mom and Dad are saying. Staying away from him isn’t going to do anything.” I had known my sister was on my side the whole time. She had a point. Mom and Dad wanted me to avoid Riston. They thought that if I ignored him long enough he would leave. But we knew otherwise.

“Thanks Victoria. I think I am going to check out some books on vampires. I know they’re not going to hold all the real information. But still…. It would be good to know more about what I am dealing with.” I said.

“I can help with that.” Victoria said smiling as she led me out of her office.

Monday, July 23, 2012

New Hearts For Hearts Doll and lots of other things


Location: Desk
Music: Fight Like a Girl~ Emilie Autumn
Mood: Chipper
Book: Serpent's Kiss~ Melissa de la cruz


Okay, okay, I've been meaning to post for a while now but last week I was just so busy, I never got a chance too.

I've got lots of things to catch up on too. So lets get on with this.

First off, I finally saw Snow White and the Huntsman! And I actually really enjoyed it. It wasnt what I was expecting it to be and Kristen Stewart did an awesome job. I cant wait to see how she does in the sequel. She's really becoming such a great actress I think. I highly recommend it for anyone who likes that sort of thing.


Last week, I spent most of the week working on a new case for my kindle fire. However, it didnt really turn out. :( But its all good. I'll try again later. However, I did make a cute little origami box I found instructions for from Kit's Friendship fun. That turned out awesome! And I'm still working on my wrist warmers. They're slowly coming along. Here is a picture of my box. I tried to put a few nick nacks in it as you can see.


Oh and I discovered another set of dolls I really like. They're called Hearts for Hearts Girls and part of the procedures goes to World Vision. But anyway, they dolls are modern girls with cute little stories and each one comes from a different country. I got Dell at Target last week. Here she is! She's so adorable. I cant wait to get a few more of these dolls.


Anyway, I'm working on a cute little dress for Dell that I hope turns out. Oh, and I am reading Melissa de La Cruz's new book, Serpent's Kiss. It's totally awesome! I love her books lol.



And finally, I discovered that one of my favorite artist, Emilie Autumn is coming out with a new cd tomorrow. Which I cant wait to get! Here is her song.


Oh and one more really cute thing too lol. My sister moved up here from Michigan and brought her cat Buttons with her. Today I let Buttons in my room and it looks like she decided to be a naughty kitty and get up on my shelf. As a result, my dolls had a new pet LOL. Buttons is mad at me because I was trying to get her down as you can see from the picture lol.