Favorite Quotes

Shayleenb's favorite quotes

"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth."— Mark Twain

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I'm doing a giveaway!

Clear Yellow Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

"Clear and yellow swarovski crystals of different sizes dangle from the silver chain of this bracelet. It's the perfect thing to add an extra sparkle to your wrist! It measures 7 1/2 in length."

I will pick a random name on September sixth, (next Monday)

There are five ways to enter.

1. Comment.
2. Follow me, or already follow me.
3. Post about it on your blog and put a link to the post in your comment.
4. Put my blog button on your blog.
5. Put my etsy shop button on your blog.

You can enter all five ways, tell me in your comment which ways you entered.

New blog name...

What do you think of the new name? :)


I put some new stuff up on my Etsy shop last night! Take a look :)

Spring Flower Earrings

Spring Flower Bracelet

Silver Draped Earrings

Red drop silver drape earrings

Silver Leaf Pendant Earrings

Beaded Wine Glass Markers

Clear Yellow Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

Blue Green Swarovski Bracelet

Blue Swarovski Crystal Bead Earrings

Crystal Earrings

Entering a Book Giveaway!

My friend Bethany is having a giveaway of this book. I haven't read it, but I flipped through it and read a page or two, and it's fascinating! Just the little bit that I read really made me think about how I write.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Family Camp Pictures

Heh I know June was a loong time ago, but only today did I find all the things I needed to put pictures on the computer. :P

Nathan, I can't believe I actually got a picture of him. :P

Rebekah and Gilma, we all went to the beach to get our feet wet. :)

Sam and Andy

Bethany and Ellen

Bethany doesn't like her picture being taken... :P

Anna and Suzy :)

The warm ups for the very cool basketball game. :D

Noelle's first time on the beach! She didn't really know what to make of the sand at first. She was so cute :D

Joseph actually didn't really know what it was either. :P

Joseph and Hannah who got married soon before this. :)

My bro Scott teaching us ignorant peoples how to dance.

The Twin Rocks :)

A very typical picture of Irene.

It didn't take Noelle too long to catch onto sand. :D

And here's the video of my favorite act at Talent Night. :D

Sorry the quality and sound isn't very good. :P

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Oaks Park :D

I am so tired right now...
Today was this thing at Oaks Park where the girls could get free passes because they had done the summer reading at the library. So we all went and there were a few other people there. Wesley and Benny AND Nathan. ;) were there so Elisa, Forrest, them, and I went on the rides together. We went on the Screaming Eagle three times, the Spider, (which Wesley said was an imposter because it only had six legs) :P the Rock and Roll, and the Monkey cages. :) Then when Wesley and Benny AND Nathan. left we went on the Screaming Eagle four times and then ate dinner. Pizzicator pizza and curly french fries. :D And then we went on the Screaming Eagle one last time.
It was a pretty fun day. :D I am super super tired right now though. :P
Goodnight, sleep tight!
Much love, Shay

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Day 30!!!

Day 30: A motto or philosophy.

So it's the last day... I can't believe I kept on top of this all the way through!

A motto or philosophy... I feel like that's kind of a lame last question. :P

I think I'll just do this quote from Martin Luther.

"My heart, which is so full to over flowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary."

Friday, August 13, 2010


It's been a long time since I've done a real post. :P I've been so tired lately, and most of my evening time is taken up with emails. :P And I think I'm out of excuses...

And I can't really remember what I've done lately...


Last Sunday we went to a friend's eighteenth birthday party and played lots and lots of Spoons. :D I love that game...

I don't think we really did anything else this week... Did I? I have a mind like a sieve... I kind of wonder what I'll be like when I'm old... :P A little scary. I think that's why I save everything. Journals, Family Camp schedules, Talent Night handouts, letters, Christmas letters, pictures... Because I have trouble remembering things otherwise. I did recently clean out a whole bunch of that kind of stuff though.

But, I am getting very sidetracked. :P

I was sick on Wednesday and Thursday so I stayed in bed and watched Stargate all day. :P I love that show...

Then today I took care of our garage sale aaalll day long. So I have a horrible sunburn now... I am bright red. :P It was a very long and tiring day. The one bright bit was when a friend stopped by for a couple minutes to say hi. :)

Oh, right! I forgot the Jubilee... How could I forget that? :P It was wonderful. :) There was music, and food, and dancing. I loved it. Especially the dancing. :D

I am so ridiculously tired now! And I'm doing the garage sale again tomorrow, so goodnight!

Love, Shay

Day 29 (second to last day!)

Day 29: Hopes, dreams and plans you have for the next 365 days.

I have a lot of hopes and dreams that I'm not going to talk about here. I also have quite a few plans which I think also fit into hopes. :P The main ones being, getting a business on Etsy established and making enough money to fix the (my) Volvo fixed. I love my Volvo... It's not really mine, I just have dibs, but I love that car. And I'm really not the type to care about cars in general.

I also want to get my room decorated really nice. :D

365 days from now... I will be nineteen, about three months till I turn twenty... Weird!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Day 28

Day 28: A scar you have and it's story.

Besides for a couple chicken pox scars and a few mosquito bite scars I really only have one, on my chin. We were getting ready to go somewhere and I was riding a toy horse, you know with wheels. I was going too fast and I hit a bump on the side walk and went over the handle bars. :P I don't really remember that very well, but I do remember Papa throwing the toy in the trailer because he was mad at it. :P Hehe It had a black mane...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day 27

Day 27: A physical feature you love.

That's a weird question... Umm... Uhh... Hmm... Do smiles count? I love smiles. Of course who doesn't? :P But everyone smiles so differently... I think different smiles are very interesting.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Day 26

Day 26: A childhood memory.

My 13th birthday. :D I had Lindsey, Anna, and Charity over. We made paper snowflakes, watched Princess Bride, and made gingerbread houses. I think that was in my top couple favorite birthdays ever. :D

Song for today.

Unfortunately I can't actually put the video here, but I can link to it! My favorite Coldplay song! :D
Love this song.

Day 25

Day 25: A recipe.

Butterscotch Shortbread Bars

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup light colored corn syrup
1 tablespoon water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coarsely chopped cashews
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 9x9x2 inch baking pan with foil; extend over pan edges. Butter foil; set aside.
2. for crust, in a medium mixing bowl combing flour, the 3 tablespoons brown sugar, and the baking powder. Using a pastry blender, cut in the 1/2 cup butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press crust mixture into the prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
3. Meanwhile, for butterscotch sauce, in a heavy medium saucepan melt the 1/4 cup butter. Stir in the granulated sugar, the 1/3 cup brown sugar, corn syrup, the water, and salt; stir in the chopped cashews. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil, uncovered, for 5 minutes stirring often. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in whipping cream and vanilla.
4. Spread butterscotch sauce evenly over the baked crust. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes more or until most of the surface is bubbly. Cool in pan on wire rack. Using the foil, lift the shortbread out of the pan. Carefully peel the foil from the sides of the shortbread. Cut the shortbread into bars.
Makes 24.

I love these cookies, but they're very rich. :P :D

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Day 24

Day 24: A movie no one would expect you to love.

Ummm... I'm not really sure. Maybe Gladiator, because I'm not really one for war movies. Or gory movies for that matter, which Gladiator has tons of. :P

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Day 23

Day 23: A way in which you want to be remembered.

I want to be remembered as a good friend :)

Day 22

Day 22: A website.

I think this site of vintage paper dolls is really cool. :D I love the outfits.

It's very late and I'm very tired, so I still won't do a real post, but I need to very soon...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Day 21

Day 21: Something you know you do differently than most people.

I really have no idea... What do I do differently than most people?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Day 20

Day 20: A hobby of yours.

Music. I love music. :D Singing and playing the piano particularly. Music is important to life!!! :D

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day 19

Day 19: A talent of yours.

I don't think I really have any talents... Everything that I can do is something that I have worked hard on. Nothing really comes naturally to me. I suppose it might be listening to people...? Though maybe I'm wrong and I'm actually a horrible listener. :P

That's a stupid question.

Day 18

Day 18: A time when you felt passionate and alive.

That's easy. :P

Either when I'm dancing :D :D :D or when I'm reading an Agatha Christie book. That second one is a little random isn't it... :P

Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 17

Day 17: An art piece.

I just love Van Gogh in general...
So I guess this is more of a favorite artist than a favorite art piece. :P If I had to pick only one I think I could narrow it down to only three. :P :P The first three, though I love all the ones that I put up here. Actually strike that... Not the first three. I really just like them all.


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