Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Back to the Rock

It's been a while.

Things have been pretty crazy lately. I'm finally getting to move back to Little Rock, which I'm super excited about.  At the beginning of September.  Finding a place and making arrangements though has been very stressful for me.  I'm just ready to be done with it all.

I still haven't decided which song I'm going to choose for my 52 Weeks this week...gotta work on that.

But...here is last week's:



Inspired by "Lace and Leather"

By: Britney Spears

"French fingertips, red lips; bitch is dangerous"






-laurenmikael

Saturday, August 11, 2012

La La the Sock Monkey

Oops! It's been a few days.  Oh, well; I've still written more this month than I normally do.

Oh, and remember how I said The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus photo was my first Explore...it wasn't I just didn't know at the time.  It was my second.

This was the first:


Mimi and Doodlebug walking around Little Rock on Mimi's birthday.  

If you have a Flickr and want to see if any of your photos have made it to Explore just go to this site 

So, remember the sock monkey? Well I decided I was going to start using it as a photo prop, since Doodlebug buried it at the bottom of her toy box and it had been there for year

I had it sitting on my bed in plain sight and she walks in my room and screams "MY SOCK MONKEY!" like she actually loved the thing.

Damn...there goes my photo prop.  I've always wanted a sock monkey but they can be a little expensive for a doll so I've never bought one.  To be honest I was happy she hated the thing (apparently not anymore) because that meant I got a free sock monkey.  

I meant to kind of hide it because I figured she would steal him from me; but she came home an hour earlier than she was supposed to and I hadn't had the chance yet.  

Anyway I've decided to buy this one:

(This is not my photo...got it from Google)

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Her name is La La (That's what Doodlebug calls me)  and she's purple  (mine and Doodlebug's favorite color.)

So, basically, I have to get her, it's like she is begging to be owned by me.



-laurenmikael

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Explore

Today my photo inspired by "Face Down" by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus made it into Flickr Explore.

This was my first time to have a photo in Explore.  I was really happy and honestly shocked about it.  I've been a Flickr member since 2010 and had always wanted to be featured in Explore (cause I mean honestly...who wouldn't want to be?)

I guess it's kind of like waiting for water to boil.  If you stand there and watch it the entire time, it's going to take forever...I used to be sort of obsessed with trying to get my photos into Explore.  I would upload a photo and see that it got a lot of views/favorites/comments and think "Oh, that's totally going to be Explored." They never were.  I gave up on wanting it to happen and then out of no where it did.

The thing is, I always thought that the photo had to have a lot of views/comments or favorites to be considered for Explore, but this photo made it with only having around 30 views and 2 comments and maybe 1 favorite at the time when it was added into Explore.

So I guess it really does just have to be an interesting photo and views and whatnot don't really matter as much.  Yay!


"Cover up with makeup in the mirror, tell yourself it's never gonna happen again"

(Official Music Video)



-laurenmikael

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Week 7 of 52



"Cover up with makeup in the mirror, tell yourself it's never gonna happen again."

Song: "Face Down"

Artist: The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

I've wanted to take this photo for a really long time now.  I had originally planned on doing it as part of my 365 project last year...but that never seemed to work out. RJA is one of my favorite bands of all time.

Just so you know I don't really have a black eye, it's just makeup. 

(Official Music Video)




-laurenmikael


Sunday, August 5, 2012

My Day With Doodlebug



Today Doodlebug came over because her mommy had to go to a meeting and then she and Kyle went to see Justin Moore play at Magic Springs.

We had a fun day...

We cuddled and watched Crossfade, Ryan Star and SafetySuit music videos on my iPad.  She loves watching "Jeremy" (SafetySuit) We have to watch their music video for "Stay" over and over again when she's here.
(Official Music Video):


I can't even count how many times I've seen this video, we've watched it pretty much everyday since 2010.

As much as I love SafetySuit, it does get a bit annoying to watch the same video so much, so I finally got her to start watching "Right Now" by Ryan Star.

(Official Music Video)

She loves to sing a long and dance like the cheerleaders.

Her favorite video lately has been "Prove You Wrong" by Crossfade.

(Official Music Video)


I have no problem with watching this a million times a day.  I've been a Crossfade fan since I was 14 (I'm 22 now) so I'm pretty sure it's Impossible for me to get tired of them.  

I have all of their albums on a shuffled repeat in my room 24/7. I can't sleep unless their on (well, unless I have a headache then I sleep with SafetySuit on.)  I can't stand complete silence, either the TV or music has to be on at all times.

Doodlebug loves the "silly cartoon guy" in this video.  She has recently really started liking Les.  She wants a light up guitar like his.  Every time it's his part in a video she gets really excited and says his name over and over.  She told me today  "I keep asking for a guitar like Les' and you still haven't got me one!" Silly girl.

I think we might just have ourselves a rockstar in the making.  Maybe she'll be the next Lizzy Hale (singer of Halestorm)

She also loves to watch Crossfade's "Killing Me Inside" because she likes the lights (and Les apparently) she told me this morning that I need to take her to see him because she wants to meet him, because she hasn't yet.  I told her I would love that and I will one day.  

(Official Music Video)





Oh and somehow she started talking about Joplin (the cat we had that died in December) and she said:

"When you die, I'm going to scream and call Jesus with Papa's phone and tell him to bring Lala back; because I love you"

It was so adorable, and almost made me cry.

After watching all of these videos a few times each we played with her new Barbie's.

Then Papa made Chicken nuggets and homemade waffles for dinner.  After dinner we watched her favorite show...Spongebob Squarepants.  She also likes Drake and Josh; and Good Luck Charlie.  When she got here this morning she showed me her pigtails and said "my hair is like Charlie's"...just as she does everytime her hair is in pigtails.

We watched these videos again, and then it was time for bed.  I love getting to spend all day with my baby girl, I hardly ever get the chance to do that anymore since she goes to preschool now.

-laurenmikael

Friday, August 3, 2012

It's Been a Pretty Good Day

August Break- Day 3:



I got to see my Doodlebug today, seems like I haven't gotten to see her much lately.  

We had a good time; that is until Mimi made her some Ovaltine and put it in a Dora the Explorer cup; which caused McKynley to have a complete and total meltdown.  (because she wanted to drink out of a sippy cup instead of a big girl cup.) She still doesn't understand that 4 year olds are too big for sippy cups.  I have never seen her throw a tantrum that big in my life...all because of a stupid little plastic cup.  

Today my sister and I went shopping.  We went to Belk and Target.  I had good luck today; at Belk I got $80 worth of clothes for $50.  

Then we went to the Starbucks inside of Target and ordered a Venti Cookie Crumble and they were out of Venti cups so they upgraded mine to a Trente, which is the biggest size they make.

I got a cute little purple purse made by Mossimo from Target for $12  I love Mossimo.  They have awesome colored shorts and jeans.

I also got an New York Color nail polish in the shade High Line Green. I love it   I don't have my own picture of it, but if you want to see a picture I found on Google click here

-laurenmikael


Thursday, August 2, 2012

August Break: Day 2



My orange and yellow Nike Low Dunks, definitely one of my favorite pairs of shoes that I own.

-laurenmikael

It's That Time Again...

It's August...

Which means it's that time again, time for August Break.  This is my third one and I'm pretty excited about it. Now I know one of  the main points of August Break is to kind of take a break from blogging in a sense, but since there aren't any rules I'm going to look at it this year as a reason for me to blog more.

'Cause let's face it; I am pretty lazy at updating this thing sometimes (Ok, fine...a lot of the time)

I'm going to challenge myself  to post on here everyday this month.

First photo of August Break:



-laurenmikael