Monday, March 29, 2010

Cherry Blossoms

How was everyones weekend? mine wasn't too great, just trying to get homework done so I wouldn't have to worry about getting it done before next week, (stress is still in my neck).

This past weekend marked the kickoff to the national Cherry Blossom festival in Washington D.C. just this weekend alone over one million people were expected to walk around the Tidal Basin with the nearly 4,000 Japanese cherry blossom trees, and other things there were to do (and will be until April 11th). Personally I've never been quite a fan of pollen, loads of people, and heavy traffic (thanks to spending many 4th of July's in D.C.), this year I am going to brave the crowds and go see the blossoms. The peak blooming time is this Thursday-Saturday, so I thought, hey, Wednesday seems like it far day to go. Hopefully it will with rain since yesterday and the next sunny day is Wednesday. The more I sit here and type the more I should get that last bit of Physics homework done, ughh. Another update coming in the next couple of days.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring is a happy dance

Like the title says, spring is here do a happy dance. After a long snowy winter these pictures and the past weekend (and week) weather wise have been so pretty. Oh! I only started this blog not even a month ago and I am already getting lazy, I want to say hello to anyone who reads after my weekish? long break. The past few weeks have been busy and uninspirational until the last couple of days, the trees are starting to bud and more and, more flowers are blooming (pictures below). Last week I had to run all over town to find these neon (ew) cami's for a dance costume for the annual recital that I am in in June, well, me and my big mouth said "I'll go to Macy's and pick them up for everyone". Too make a long story short I ended up having to go to three Macy's to get all eight neon cami's, mid-week and two of the busiest street's during rush hour. School and dance are slowly starting to take over my life again (when isn't it?) next week and until April 6th is spring break hopefully there will be many postings and photos along with it.

Until next time,


DISCMLAIMER: All the photos in this posting are MINE if you would like to use them e-mail me @ again photos are MINE.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

surprising superfoods, huh.

If your a health-freak or just want to start a more healthy life style, hopefully this can be of some help or maybe you already knew this. If your in your teens or tweenies your probably are not worrying about "superfoods", and what will help anti-aging, etc. I know at eighteen I'm not thinking "what will help me look younger when I'm 30 or 40", but hey, if we're already eating it everyday or a few times a week what a bonus is that? This article from caught my eye this morning on superfoods.

First surprising food Maple syrup. The article says: This mineral-rich sweetener provides calcium, magnesium, zinc and potassium. While one serving (one tablespoon) does not provide significant amounts of the nutrients, this low fat topping still offers traces of the minerals, making it a healthy choice.

Second superfood yogurt. Yogurt is not only a quick and easy snack and on-the-go-meal, researchers are finding that milk and yogurt may actually add years to your life. And with it's active live cultures, these cultures are key to many of yogurts health benefits. These good cultures prevent the growth of harmful bacteria that cause bacterial infections and diseases. Healthy levels of good bacteria also promote digestive health and boots immune system.
Third superfood Hummus. The main ingredient in this (Levant Originated) spread are garbanzo beans (there also great in salads and soups), which are low in fat and high in fiber and protein they will also keep you full for hours. The beans in addition (as well as being tasty) contain many minerals, such as zinc, phosphorus and calcium, garbanzo beans also have saponins, phytochemicals which may act as antioxidants. Hummus also contains olive oil which makes for shiny hair and good fat.

These are just three of many other superfoods out there, that are as well good for us and tasty.
Either tomorrow or Tuesday I will have more photos posted from the weeks.
Hope you all had a great weekend.
Disclaimer: None of these pictures in this post are MINE, they all are from three different websites. Again these pictures are not MINE.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A taste of spring

Wow, I can't believe it's already the 9th of March, it doesn't seem like that long ago there was 40 inches (101.6 cm) of snow on the ground, today was a lovely 61 degrees with a light breeze. As I was walking by my mother's flower bed earlier today there were crocus in bloom, one thing about spring I am not looking forward too are spring allergies (ugh), but I guess it's (a tad) better than cracked dry winter skin.

A couple of photo's from today. Funny how just in little over a month how much can change, and not just with the weather. Enjoy!

Here is a photo from a little over a month ago.
Another thing, well a couple actually, I can't believe I am going to be eighteen on Thursday, ekk, graduation is coming up soon as well. Three and four years ago it seemed like graduation and eighteen were coming slower then beyond humanly possible. haha.

Disclaimer: All the photo's on this post are MINE, if you would like to use them please e-mail me @> ( Again all the photo's are MINE.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Academy Award goes to

As many of you know last night were The Academy Awards, or the Oscars. The Oscars to me says everything Old Hollywood, lights, red carpet, diamonds and of course that golden statue. The one night a year many of us wish we could have an occasion (or attend) were we could have these beautiful gowns, our boyfriends, husbands, or any male on your life's look dashing in a classic tux. But, I, guess for the high school age group prom will have to do, until we get married.

Maggie Gyllenhaalen & Peter Sarsgaard.
Maggie, yet another one of my favorites, looks wonderful wearing a Dries Van Noten.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.

To all of you Sex and the City lovers in advance you may want to scroll down, now.

What was on SJP's mind when picking this dress? just because it's Chanel doesn't mean it should be worn. It reminds me of a very $$$ potato sack, with flowers on the top to high light the amount of potato's. And the hair, I cannot go on about the hair.

Kristen Stewart.

I have to say it, Kristen Stewart looks good, a huge step up from skinny jeans and band tee's. Now Kristen, would a smile to go along with your Monique Lhuillier dress have hurt? other wise you look nice.

Anna Kendrick. Anna Kendrick, looks simply romantic in a pale pink Elie Saab gown. Two thumbs up, Anna.

Miley Cyrus.
Miley, wow, she looks very pretty. Normally I am not a fan of Miley Cyrus's choice of dress, but really I eat past words said, great choice Miley.

Best actress, Sandra Bullock.

Sandra Bullock, looks wonderfully beautiful.
Yet at the same time I am in a love hate with the dress. Yes, it is the Oscars, but she reminds me of a female Oscar award. Someone convince me 100% of the dress.
Rachael McAdam's and Jack Gyllenhaal.

Rachael's dress is one of, if not, my favorite dress from the awards. Her dress reminds me of a painting dipped into water and left to dry, then wow! what a stunning gown. Very soft and romantic, lovely. Jack Gyllenhaal as most of the men looks very nice in his tux.

Ben Stiller, as a "Pandora" wannabe from Avatar.

One of my favorite presenters of the night was, Ben Stiller, also along with that crazy long tail and freaky long braid, and quote "This all seemed better in rehearsal". -Ben Stiller.
Who are some of your favorite dressed and of course worse dressed at the awards last night? leave comment below.


Disclaimer: these photo's in this post are NOT mine they were taken from People magazine's website and Again these photo's do not belong to me.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The first, of many to come

Hello everyone, this my first blog post, and hopefully many more to come.

First off let me share a little about myself first, I'm seventeen soon to be eighteen (next week), student, dancer, and inspiring photographer from the United States. I will be writing (or typing!) about a little bit of everything.

Looking forward to posting again very soon.