Tuesday, May 3, 2016

CHEF Homeschool Prom 2016

So our homeschool group had our very first prom this year. So instead of annoying my instagram followers more I decided to put them on here.
Me, shortly after arriving

(Left to right) Me, Joy Springhart, Weslea Grafton, Sydney Laird

Everybody dancing to what I'm assuming to be the Cupid Shuffle

Me and Sydney Laird dancing.

Weslea and myself lindy hopping (She's leading)

After Weslea fell I decided to lead

Spencer and me (This is not my date)

Beginning of a great group pic

"Boom to the knees and crank it like a chainsaw"

My mamma aka best photographer in the house

Charleston in prom apparel (feat. Spencer & me)

Cloey Rash and me sing to Ben Rector and being single

Cloey and myself dancing to Ben Rector before it got too awkward

Chloie Pennington, the best DJ the world has ever known

How 80% of the night went down (Also hello Graham)

Weslea and me dancing again (She's leading again)

Cloey and me dancing again

Look, here I am again

Now this one was towards the end of the night and I was really exhausted
and was chatting with the local moral support, Spencer

Me, Tranae, and Kacie in the photo booth

More dancing

Chloey and I in the photo booth


Goofy group photo

Miss Tranae and Miss Kacie at the entrance to prom

(From left to right) Eli Buck, Graham Buck, Spencer Miller, and Steven Miller

Nothing to see here, just a casual dance circle

Joy and Weslea dancing

Weslea and me dancing some more.

Eli and Spencer dancing it out.

Shyanne and me dancing

Graham and Eli goofing off
That's it for now. I hope that y'all enjoyed some of my favorite shots from prom!
Also here is are some videos here & here

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sorwweee bout that (and other stuff)

I'm so sorry for not having a song of the week this week. Also I'd like to say that "song of the week" probably won't be happening next week either. Mainly because I will have no time to write it and get it up. I seem to have become way to busy on the weekends which is preventing me from doing anything brig related. 

I am currently working on a post called "Paradise" I'm just waiting on my people to get the stuff to me XD. (You know who you are now get on it.) It's all about paradise and what it should be not what we make it. Yeah, I've said to much, you shall now wait. 

Y'all come back now! Ya hear? XD 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Song of the week!!

Ok this week song is…… 

White Boots-- Jamie Grace 

This song is all about eating for the "right one". Also not going out and dating every guy or girl who looks at you flirtatiously. 

"I got my white boots, my white dress and I ain't gettin them dusty" 

Quick break down of that. Ok? Ok! 

I got my white boots 
So basically you are playing the waiting game. Just waiting for God to send you the right one. Patience is key here. XD 

My white dress
Ok, I've got everything planned out on my Pinterest board labeled "wedding" or "big day". I swear every teenage girl with Pinterest has one of thoes, even me. So you have everything "ready" now come on God send me the right guy. 

And I ain't gettin' them dusty
You are not going to chase every "hot" or "handsome" guy down. Lord have mercy, you gotta keep that imaginary Pinterest dress clean. Because every time you date someone with that mindset you get your clean heart dirty and you give a pice of it to that person. So basically gaurd your heart 

So now go listen to that song, and enjoy every last second of it. 

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Song of the week!!

So when I was writing this I really wasn't for sure what song I was gonna use. I listen to so much, all the time XD. I decided to ask my friend Weslea for a 1940's song and she gave me this glorious song by none other than The Andrews Sisters 

Bounce Me Brother With a Solid Four. 

Oh my lanta this is good. Perfect for swing dancing by the way, it's upbeat and it has the right timing. Ahh the 1940's, everything just everything about it is perfect. Well except the fact that the world was war for the second time.

Ok, enough about everything awkward I love. On to what is cool about this song. 

Andrews Sisters, they are so talented and have a full 25 song album on my phone along with other random awkward songs. My point is that they helped keep the troups encouraged during WW2. Which is awesome, if you don't believe me go listen to a song by them such as; Corns For My Country, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, or Hot Time in the Tower of Berlin (feat. Bing Crosby). Then they had love songs and so on and so forth. 

Lyric to listen for-- move the tables and roll the rug up. Shut the windows and lock the doors while I try to take the little brown jug up. Bounce me brother with a solid four 

This song is about how 8 beat songs are overrated and they want a four beat song. They say that isn't like boogie woogie (ok if you can say boogie woogie and not feel awkward I respect you. Mainly because I can't XD). Can I spin your hat with my four beat rythm? XD 

Go listen to it! 

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

DIY Project!! (Keds)

DIY project!! Woo 

So the other day I decided to paint something on my plain mint green off brand Keds 

Here is before 

Tada like magic here is after 

Honestly it took me a couple of hours to do them because you have to paint every last polka dot XD. So basically you need 

- Renforcement labels (we're gonna call them "circle makers" XD) 
- white paint (acrylic works really well) 
- a ruler/tape measure (a ruler works best) 
- Keds (or an off brand version) 
- little paint brushes 

Alright let's get started
Your gonna wanna put the circle makers about 1 cm apart. It doesn't have to be exactly that far apart it just depends on who you are. 

That is around how far apart mine are. You wanna keep it around that distance or you polka dots are gonna look a little sloppy ( I have a feeling that you don't want that). So now that you've gotten the circle makers mesured and to about half way around the shoe's bottom you're gonna want to paint inside of them. 
Paint brushes

Circle maker filled in. 

Ok now once the paint has dryed you can now take the circle makers off. Warning leave the one that doesn't have a circle maker next to it, on so that you can mesure and continue with putting down a few then painting them. 

Now that you have successfully done a ring of polka dots around the bottom of the shoe. You are now gonna put a circle maker in between and slightly above the first ring of dots. (You won't need to measure these it should just fall into place) 

There is the second and third rows of dots filled in. You basically keep doing this until you get it the whole shoe filled in. The front of the shoe may be difficult to do unless you take the circle makers off as you go vs. doing it a row at a time. Also your rows may disappear it reall doesn't matter at this point. As long as you don't have two dots exactly side by side. XD
Then you get this as your finished project. You do the exact same thing on each shoe. Easy peasy, it's just time consuming :). 

Inspiration? Ohhhh yeah, my friends have navy blue with white polka dots Keds which I'm gonna get me a pair of eventually. Anyways I wanted a pair so bad, something about those polka dots, it just kinda takes me back in time. I found this picture on Pinterest 
They are gorgeous. Die. Hard. Gorgeous. I think mine are better though, I'm sorry it's just pride. You painted around 100ish polka dots on two shoes. Fine be that way like the expensive shoes more than the homemade ones. Meh, not my problem. 

Well that's all I've got for now. I hope that someone might try it and succeed! #likeaboss. Also if you want you can post it on Instagram and tag me @sunset_sparkle_blogs and use #sunsetsparkleDIY 

Y'all come back now! Ya hear? 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Song of the week!!!!!

This weeks song is........
Backwards- Rascal Flatts
I absolutely love this song, I've heard it since I was little because my daddy is a fan of their music. Well they do have some awesome songs, even if they are "older" songs but that doesn't effect me because I listen to Hank Williams Sr. to the newest stuff like Brad Paisleys' new album. Both are equally awesome by the way #countrymusicnerd.
Ok, I've got a bit of a story to go with this some so get comfy. Ok here we go, so basically when I was younger (like from around 7 to around 12, give or take) I would not listen to Country music at all, whatsoever but there was two song I kinda heard during that mistake of missing out on awesomeness. It was Backwards by Rascal Flatts and Shiftwork by Kenny Chesney (feat. The KING George Strait). So that kinda makes this song so special and yes if you were wondering if I could sing it word for word by heart the answer is yes, yes I can.
What To Listen For: ' Sounds a little crazy, scattered and absurd but that's what you get when you play a country song backwards. Well I've never heard it said quite like that. It hit me in the face cause that's where I'm at. I almost fell out on the floor and he said "wait a minuet that's not all, there's even more".
Yep I will ALWAYS love this song. Not the one on The Hanna Montana Movie though, that was disgusting. They took and changed the best parts, ugh. Well, I guess what's done is done. You know the feeling when a movie ruins your favorite book. I mean like slaughters it, yeah. That's pretty much how I felt when I went and looked it up. 

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Best. Birthday. Ever

I had the most amazing night at the Rumba Room. So like I said, The Sidestreet Steppers were performing, which is awesomeness in itself. Also, I had just met one of the the band members the day before (meet Vera, everyone) at her shop (Red Velvet Vintage) and she was super sweet. I was getting a dress for my birthday and told her that Friday was my actual birthday. Since she is so awesome she decided to sing happy birthday to me, like legit the whole band sang happy birthday. I was in total shock, I had no idea that it was coming. 
So, as great and wonderful that is, you may be wondering why I've told you this. Well, I'm getting to my point. (calm down you "get to the point" people) So going to the Rumba Room you figure out who to dance with and who not to dance with. Like the people who get drunk and smell like alcohol, I avoid like the plague. Quite frankly I don't want to come home smelling like that, I hate that smell. You can ask any of my friends that go with me I will not dance with you if your drinking. I like legit ditched a guy, I missed him putting his drink down on the table until I got out there then he spun me like crazy, also I like to breathe so spinning and alcohol breath. Not a good mix. I could go on but I think you get my point. 
So, it was awesome and I ditched a couple of guys. No big deal. Well there is a mini overview, but now onto my point.(ok "get-to-the-point" people, get excited)  

Ok first off we've got excellent demonstration of reasons to be open and friendly. With doing so, you might get sung happy birthday to. Or at least something like that. So basically we need to be open and accepting just like Jesus is. (Ok if you can't tell this is my passion right now, be open and accepting at all times) If we were all just open and accepting to everyone then we could have a happier world. I know your going "yada, yada, yada" see your not even being open and accepting to my views and ideas. Hmm? 

Ok, now that I've got you thinking, look at how I handled those guys. I didn't refuse to dance with them, I just didn't like it. I know it's bad just to leave someone or stop following them in the middle of a song. I just don't wanna end up sick. The mindset here is "dance with everyone until you just can't". Now with the same mindset of "be accepting to everyone", I try to be very nice and polite (come on it's the right thing to do). to everyone that comes and has the guts to ask me to dance they will get that dance but it might just be that one time, part of a song, or it could be several throughout the night. 

Swing dancing has helped me push my boundaries. I am a bit of an introvert, I don't like people that much (to rephrase that I become an introvert at the worst time possible, like legit I get in the mood when I don't wanna be around anyone at all whatsoever. XD) . When I was little I was REALLY shy until you got to know me and I felt comfortable around you. With swing dancing it pushes me out of my comfort zones. From the little conversation within the dance, the physical contact, or what if I step on my lead, what if he drops me when he dips me, all the way to who is watching. At first I was totally scared and terrified (read my "swing dance" post) but now it's better I know most of the people that I dance with or at least are getting to know them. 

So I've been more accepting of people "you can get farther with sweet honey than you can with sour vinegar" I have no idea whatsoever where that came from but my mom says it all the time. If we accept people for who they are not for what they've done. Tada, problem solved. Right? wrong, Christians don't need to surround themselves with non Christians yet we need to tell them about Christ. So how do we do that? Well we tell them about him then go back every once in a while. 
Now what? 

Homework! Yep, I want you to go and tell one person that you are close with something about you that they probably don't know. Then see how it goes. Basically I'm asking you to get out from behind your "little Miss Perfect" or "little Mr. Perfect" mask. Will it be hard? Yes, it will but it will be so worth it. 

Y'all come back now!! 

Ok, I can't do that anymore. New sign off 

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