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.

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.”


“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. 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!