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APRIL IS OVER PEOPLE || random moments + room redo sneak peek

Saturday, April 29, 2017

(looookkkk i paiinntteddd my room!! I actually hadn't planned on it...but uh, that'll have to wait for the reveal post, won't it? *smirks*)

A P R I L -

- SUCCESSFULLY MADE SEAFOAM *cue conquering music* it only took like five times but shhh 

- went to the after hours teen nerf capture the flag and it was a BLAST

- did a complete room redo - expect a post with pics soon!!

- also made homemade milky way bars YOU MUST DO THIS IT IS SO EASY AND THEY ARE LIKE THE EXACT SAME
- ripped out a bunch of carpet and redid my sisters room with Ju as well. RIP OUT ALL THE CARPET MUAHAHAA
*slyly sneaks pic of ju*
W R I T I N G -

- basically every night this month I wrote 1,334 words regularly (sometimes more, sometimes less). which wasn't a lot, really, but being so busy made it seem like a lot xP I could pretty much say every day in this month was so busy, and I was so tired by that time, that normally i would have skipped writing at all - so I wouldn't have had the 40k I have now without forcing myself xP 
- okay so no, I'm not behind I just haven't written yet today and no I'm not a sporadic writer...I just haven't been very dedicated at updating my words on nano lately, ha. xP but yes SO CLOSE TO MY GOAL *flails*

- also, my younger bro did nano with me and finished his story with like 1,200 words and omw it was so cute xD

R A N D O M  M O M E N T S -

little sis: five minutes is a looonngg time. one, two, three, four, five-
me: umm. minutes, not seconds 

- basically, my older sis is a seamstress HAPPY APRIL FOOLS #alsodidthistomydad #helaughedsohard #success
- when you unplug something and get your finger electrocuted and then do it again the next day #skills

bro: what's this? *points to candy thermometer*
me: a candy thermometer. you know - for when it's sick
bro: how does candy get sick?!

little bro after i cut my hair: *walks up behind me* *suspicious tone* who are YOU? 

clothes shopping with sisters be like: HEY I WANT THAT
other sis: I found it firrssttt
- that moment when your phone is at 1% and still hanging on

tv: *sound doesn't work*
me: *fools with all the cords* *tugs on things*
tv: *has sound down to 0*
me: oh

- *blasts Owl City when i'm in the house alone making brownies*

little bro: A B C D E FG H I J K LMNOP *pauses* I like that part - Q R S T U V W X Y and ZZZZ

- such beautiful music and GAH THE GORGEOUS COVER OF THIS THING *dies*
mom gives little sis a yogurt drink: it's good for you
sis: what's in it?
mom: yogurt
sis: what else?
mom: raspberries
sis: what else?
mom: uhm. a little sugar
sis: but i thought sugar wasn't good for you!

me: *telling my little sis about the nerf capture the flag at the library* everyone was running in the library
sis: and did you yell?
me: yep. everyone did.
sis: *gasps* didn't you get in trouble?!
me: nooppee
- when you turn the bluetooth off to put the radio on and it's blasting at full volume like it wants to blow your ears off


little bro: sarah, when is 2007 happening?
me: buddy, it already happened

bro: really?!
- stabbing yourself in the chin with your pen bc you left the tip part out (dont give me a click pen bc i will click it to the death halp)

- denting my fingernail #didntknowthatwaspossible
little bro: *points to soup* why does it have to be so...watery?
me: um. it's soup. 

little sis: *comes into my room**goes into my closet* it's nice and cool in here *shuts door* ...and dark

- when your siblings like the box better than the new pool
me: *sees venus flytrap at store*
me: I WANT

bro: my creepiest dream was when the chickens killed me
other sib: mine is when i drowned in a cup of rootbeer
me: ...

APRIL GOALS ACCOMPLISHED (or not. ha.) -

- complete camp nano and reach my word goal - so this WILL be done. the plan is to reach my goal by the 30th


- try writing in a new formatting style. - did this and I'm SUPER happy with how it's looking XD

- stop getting papercuts. seriously. stop. - okay so I think I only managed to get one papercut this month. CHEERS. but I did start stubbing the same toe over and over and then dropped a pan on it xP

- learn something new in HTML - I completely forgot to do this. ha.

- don't die from the busy stuffs - I think I successfully got this one down?...

- finish going thru that 600 page name book - I FAILED THIS. kinda. okay but srsly I had to return it to the library *folds arms defiantly*


MAY GOALS -
- finish my novel? or am i being too ambitious ha xP (actually this might not happen bc I'm thinking no merging my sequel idea into a "part 2" for this novel, so, yeah. xD)

- FINISH SCHOOL *cue cheering* SUMMER HERE I COME

- master some kind of new summerish hairdo for my short hair 

- READ MORE - it's been so busy, I just haven't had time *whacks self*

- try a new diy project

- - - - -

so since nano is done, even though I will be continuing to write to finish up my novel, you guys can probably expect my posting to be more back to normal. also, it's green now so EASIER TO TAKE PICS
wowowowow did you survive this post? you are an epic bean if you did xD
what is one thing you'd RLY like to accomplish this summer?

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nerf in the library + another baking fail || SPOILER: 8 DAYS OF NANO LEFT

Saturday, April 22, 2017

last week, Julia and I went to the library for an after hours teen event they were doing. They had another capture the flag nerf event. last time, when it was just nerf it was awesome, but adding capture the flag?
there's nothing better than running and screaming in the library, dodging through isles and shooting other teens with nerf, I kid you not. It just can't get better. (and btw my team won both times HA *laughs at ju*)

but onward, it's been busy but I can't seem to remember what I've been busy with. i'm the type of person that can't even remember what i did yesterday. xP *silently tries to remember what I did yesterday*
ANNNYYWAYYYSS. the leaves are sprouting - LIKE GUYS SUMMER IS COMING OKAY I CAN FINALLY SAY IT. once it's green I will be so happy

so my novel is currently riding at...uh. almost 30k? *forgets* i'm sorry guys, lol, I have this cold or something and I just can't think. xP But yes, writing is going relatively well - although I think this novel is going to be a lot shorter than my previous. But it is one MC instead of like four, so. but it's crazy, like, guys...NANO ISN'T MUCH LONGER. *freaks out* NEED. MORE. WORDS.

- - - - -

truffles are amazing, right? the other day I got the idea to make brownie truffles. I found out we didn't have a box brownie like the recipe called for, so I figured homemade would work just fine.

#WRONGWRONGWRONGWRONG

I made them, and I guess I picked the wrong recipe?? so it turned out like a sheet cake. and was like: "WELL. guess i'm makin' cake."

I had found this super awesome chocolate frosting recipe and decided to half it. basically, my brain failed and I halved everything...but added the normal amount of chocolate.
I PROMISE YOU I DO NOT ALWAYS FAIL AT COOKING. IT JUST HAPPENS. TOO OFTEN. AND THEN I BLOG ABOUT IT. CUZ IM A WEIRD HUMAN. HALP.

anyways. I ended up scraping it all out of the bowl, making the rest of the frosting and adding it all in...and yeah. I ended up with an excessively frosted cake brownie thing. #idon'tevenknow

what kind of awesome events does your library do??
do things you make sometimes...uh, turn into other things? xP

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I CUT MY HAIR - 12 inches to be exact || me? sewing? + camp nano update

Friday, April 14, 2017

...guys.

I. cut. my. hair.

like, a lot of it. 12 inches to be exact.
It was so spontaneous, which, isn't normally me. Basically, it started with my sisters saying I needed to cut my hair. then I looked up some hair cuts and was like. "yeah. okay." I looked at my hair in the mirror and was like:

"All or nothing."

Then I got the idea to donate it and welp...from the point of my sisters saying I should cut my hair,  approximately five hours later I had 12 inches no longer on me. let's not talk about how insane that probably was, k?

halfway through I was like. "WHAT AM I DOING" (also, that moment of cutting it was sheer horribleness no joke) then I saw the new-do and after like a few minute of "whatdidido whatdidido what. did. i. do." running through my mind, I basically fell in love with it. xD yes, I'll miss my messy buns and long half-up's, but at the same time, it's something new. and wowoww so much less time to clean and I don't even brush it anymore lol. I have a TON more volume and actually have some curl (which i have neeveerr had).
btw guys my sis it amazing. like I show her a couple pinterest pins of hair cuts, and she's like "okay, yep." #sherocks

- - -

so it's finally warming up *cheers for warm weather* and I feel like I should be writing extra, but I'm not, but that's okay?...lol. I'm not so worried or so about finishing early, or getting more words than I aimed for this month. I'm just good with it, and enjoying my time a lot more.

so my sisters have been trying to get me into sewing. basically, it's the one craft thing I've always detested doing. (Like I was the one who always sewed things inside out and the machine always got stuck.)
but they roped me in and, basically, I'm working on two dresses at a time right now #whatevenhappenedhelpme

CURRENT WORDCOUNT FOR CAMP NANO: 18,765 words

what's the most you've ever cut your hair before??
have your ever tried sewing?

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conquering candy making || announcement + taking dory's advice

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

GUYS. I CONQUERED SEAFOAM MAKING

if you have been around her for a while, you've probably heard about my epic seafoam fail. (basically I made it four times in one day bc it kept failing and I AM SO STUBBORN) basically, I was doing it by eye after my thermometer broke. (seafoam is like a honey tasting, crunchy, chocolate-covered candy and has 1423870340872 names for it jsyk)

so months later, I FINALLY remembered I should buy a candy thermometer and found one for like $4 and was like, sure, whateves.

basically, seafoam takes nothing to make. the problem was that last time, it kept sticking to the pan, the waxpaper, or the foil and just *flails* THIS STUFF STUCK TO EVERYTHING. I saw an idea online to use a cheesecake pan. so my older sis and I buttered it lightly and hoped for the best.

guys. it worked. It came out of the pan like a glove.
I cut it into pieces (I decided against the use of a hammer lol) and covered it in chocolate. and, okay, my dad doesn't like seafoam but he ate like multiple pieces xD just make sure to soak your pan in super warm water bc basically it hardens like a rock. k? good. xD

if you have a candy thermometer, you could just make this.
life has been insane. extra busy filled along with the normal busy = insanity and also stress xP I came to the realization that I just wasn't enjoying my time doing things...I mean, I was - but I always had something to do hanging over me. I had to prioritize. basically, I came to a decision.

I'm quitting blogging.

JK JK. HAPPY LATE APRIL FOOLS (you guys are lucky I didn't try to prank you tho muahahaha) okay, but I have decided I will be posting less this month. with school + algebra and basically finishing school up for the year, along with writing a bunch, and just LYFE...I just don't have time for my normal blogging schedule. like, I don't even have time for sleep anymore AND GUYS. I NEED SLEEP K.

so the plan is to post every 8 or 9 days or so. I'm planning on possibly making the posts longer? idk xD basically I'll be adding writing, life and nano updates to whatever I post. don't except much change - just a bit more of a gap between posts.

I think we should all take this advice from dory -
well, I'm off to eat seafoam and pound out the words (or try xP)

have you ever tried candy making??
do you feel like you should slow down? TAKE DORY'S ADVICE xD

hello there fellow human. i'm sarah - the introverted extrovert. just a teenage girl who apparently likes to embarrass herself {as you will see here}

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