Thursday, February 25, 2010

Common Ground for a Wallflower

See more florally pictures here

My birthday was absolutely wonderful!

So this week's project was to recover my journal. It's just a plain composition notebook, so I thought I'd jazz it up! So I covered it with newspaper. Problem: the pages of newspaper that have the most words are the obituaries. .... Yeah that's what's on the front of my journal. Haha I don't care, I like it anyway. I will post pictures someday!

"Lady Nancy Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea.
Churchill: Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it."
That made me laugh.

Have a glorious weekend! I don't know about you guys, but I'm LOVING the sunshine!
Mary Em

Monday, February 22, 2010

Chex Mix Fridays...

This is the only picture I got from Saturday's adventures.

Nice Self-Portrait, James...

Chex Mix lovin'

That's rad.

Bambi the Bumblebug says to recycle!


So Friday was extra fun. Sara, James, and I sat in the cafeteria and consumed Chex Mix and talked about music.

"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope." Winston Churchill.

Mary Em

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ey Ey oooh ah!

Valentine making fun

Check out those textures!

dancing lumberjack?

So today is my last day of being sixteen. I'm not really nervous or excited...or anything. I think that sixteen wasn't what I expected and seventeen won't be either.
Last night I had the best time with my friend Jenny. We went to a Vaudeville Cafe and then to Mudpie to see some friends play music! So nice. I wish I had gotten some photos though.

*Sigh*I have been completely failing in the "projects" thing. I will say that last week's project was Valentines. And this past week's was hemming a skirt. If so, I'm on track =)

*side note: the title is the beginning of "Cousins" by Vampire Weekend...just thought I'd let you know.

"A joke is a very serious thing"-Winston Churchill. (I've been slacking in this area...)

Have a good Sunday!
Mary Em

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mmm be it truth?

Phil of Brandywine Books tagged me his post. I love this idea!

It is "creative writing" (or flat out lying...)

• Thank the person who gave this to you. Thanks Phil!
• Link to the person who nominated you. (done)
• Tell up to six outrageous lies about yourself, and at least one outrageous truth - or - switch it around and tell six outrageous truths and one outrageous lie.
• Nominate "Creative Writers" who might have fun coming up with outrageous lies.
• Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.

1. I always have had a fascination with people who are complacent in their normalcy.
2. When I was little, I wanted to be a lawyer.
3. I once told my SS teacher I broke my wrist during gymnastics. (in case you were wondering) Two things, the teacher was my neighbor and my parent's closest friend...and I've never done gymnastics. Oops.
4. Whenever I discover a new musician (who's male), I automatically begin planning how we're going to meet, and what my wedding dress will look like.
5. The one time I ever tried driving without my mom in the car (which was entirely illegal...since I didn't even have my permit yet...) I drove halfway up the hill...tried to turn around...and practically got stranded in the middle of my neighbor's lawn.
6. In my family, I have been dubbed many things...such as "little mom" when I was younger, "peacemaker" when I was older "entertainment" when my parents realized how gullible I really was.

I underestimated the difficulty of this....

Anyway, bloggers who should do this:

*Sara from Sara's Blog
*Lydia from Feat Upon the Straight and Narrow
*Kate from KatherineG's
*Bethany from Perplexed, but not in despair
* Christine from in preparation for a future in journalism

Now I must go conquer today!
Mary Em

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Queen of Hearts

What I was actually wearing...

Mmm glitter!

What a goofball...

I wanted to do a full fledged concept shoot for Valentines...but I was too lazy to style myself. So face shots and such was all I did.

To see more go HERE

Have a fantastical Tuesday!

Mary Em

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Oh Lawd...

I spent a lovely afternoon the other day reading "Eloise" books. I slowly realized that I had been a seriously deprived child. I love the way they are written, and I adore the illustrations. Expect Eloise inspired photos/outfits in the future!

"There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true."
Winston Churchill.

Mary Em

p.s. I have NO clue why the text decided to be underlined....

Friday, February 12, 2010

To die...would be an awfully big adventure...

"You know what I don't want to ever do? Die...Do you want to die?"asked a dear five year old with big blue eyes...Oh Jonathan...I responded with, "Oh I don't know, Jonathan, 'to die would be an awfully big adventure'"

I had the privilege of spending time with these dear children this week....They're so joyful.

Any man who says he is not afraid of death is a liar.
- Winston Churchill
Ha! how relevant that is to my title.
I believe Peter Pan has a right to not be afraid of death...

Mary Em

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"There may be mermaids under the water...

There may even be a man in the moon,
Oh, but Vince your time is runnin' out.
You better get yourself together soon"
~M. Ward

What?! Outfit post?
I kinda love this silver top...alot.
It's one of the many items Jenny and I share.

No matte how hard I try, I always look ridiculous in these pictures...

One of my T-shirt scarves!

I haven't been blogging this week because we have guests!
My neighbors are staying here. Savannah is 12 and Emmaline (Elliot Smith?) is 7.
Ahhh I love the both! I haven't minded having three little sisters...

Anyway, project #6: Hem skirts! I have at least two skirts I've been meaning to'm going to!

Random note: I read the "Scarlet Pimpernel" yesterday. (yes, the whole thing) It was amazing.

"I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns."
-Sir Winston Churchill.
Ha. If only he knew that I was (at one time) obsessed with earth tones...

Have a great Wednesday friends
Mary Em

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Project #5

excuse the dorky face.
I used fueable web! I feel so official. The was a giant, baggy sweatshirt with PUBLIX embroidered on it. But now it's a cute top with adorable circles cut in it!

"We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out”
Mr. Churchill

Mary Em

P.s. that quote reminds me of this Brian Regan skit. Hahaha...."Oh no, words are comin' out"

Friday, February 5, 2010


"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."
Winston Churchill

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Someone sent me this link and I just wanted to share. I know want to cut up books and things and make paper art.

"A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. "
Oh Mr. well you put it.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

some lyrics and a quote.

Among the trees and by the river
lying there, my darling shivers
In her sleep she dreams of winter
whiter than her breast.

I feel her heart move through her chest
warm and steady as she rests.
Hear water ebbing with her breath
lulling me to sleep.

Light from a source unseen reflected
by the moon on rocks collected
near our bodies unexpected
Pulls us from out dreams.

We turn onto our backs and see
a streak of light above the trees
and lie here on our bed of leaves
listening to each other breath.

And here in the sky
lights flash before our eyes
I feel your warm hand
slipping into mine
and we lay and we wonder when
will I come around?

Do I know what you are feeling now?

This morning we drove out of town
into the hills and looking down
saw the ocean all around
as far as we could see.

Continued on into the clouds
through bursts of rain
brief and loud
to silent mountains
tall and proud
Here is where we lay.

And here in the sky
lights flash before our eyes
I feel your warm hand
slipping into mine
and we lay and we wonder when
Will I come around?

Do I know what you are feeling
here on neutral ground?

Neutral ground-Sea Wolf *love them*


"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
Winston Churchill

Have the best Thursday ever!
Mary Em

Monday, February 1, 2010

Time to talk things out

I love this man. So every post in February will have a quote by him. Like this one:
"I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. "

Hm I have this friend, Bethany...and she's a great blogger. Just thought I'd let you know.

Lately, I've been have not been myself. I think I've complained about this alot recently. But it's really strange. I'm usually a very self-motivated person. Ever since highschool started, I've had a fire burning within me to succeed. As of this year, it's disappeared. I now wander around the house, instead of doing homework. Instead of going outside and getting active, I watch TV. Seriously, I used to never really WANT to watch TV. All yesterday, when I could've been doing both things, I sat on Facebook, checked the blogs I suscribe to (I didn't even blog), and emailed some people. The only thing I have motivation to do is practice my harp, but after thirty minutes, it becomes a chore.
So now, I'm calmly and collectively asking "WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON!?"
I'm praying and hoping I can get out of this fog of unproductiveness that I'm in. (yeah, spell check, I know that unproductiveness is not a word, deal with it)
So here is my plan: For the next week (until next Monday), I'm going to wake up an hour earlier than I do usually and exercise. Also, I'm going to make sure that I do not do anything fun until a sufficient amount of my school work is accomplished. (see, I love the feeling of finishing things and conquering school, but I haven't even been doing that lately) I know this is extreme, but I seriously need some self-discipline in my life.
Wish me luck.

Three other things that are completely irrelevant to what I've been rambling on and on about:
#1) I didn't blog about "Letters to my little sisters" last week. But I will this week
#2) I'm going to do a movie review! Weird huh?
#3) The project for this week (along with all of the crazy things I'm doing *see above paragraph*) I'm reconstructing my brother's old sweatshirt into a cute shirt. It's sooo soft inside, there's no way I could just throw it away.

Okay friends, have a great week...and get motivated!
Mary Em