Monday, April 14, 2014

5 Little Grins #27

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In case this is your first week, here's what it's all about.  Generally Mondays are considered pretty sucky right?  Well, let's change that.  Instead of focusing on what sucks about Monday, we'll talk about what made us smile throughout the rest of the week, to start the week on a positive note!

The Rules!  (These are really just kind suggestions)

1. Follow your hosts: Cassandra and Raewyn!

2. Link up your post that includes 5-ish things that made you smile in the past week

3. Comment after you link up

4. Go visit some other blogs and make some friends!

5. Have fun, and don't forget to smile!!

My 5 Little Grins from this week include. . .

1. Hanging out with my friends

2. Walking to BOB with Cassi

3. Seeing my siblings

4. Going outside & enjoying the warm weather

5. Going to softball practice

♥ Katie ♥ 



5 Little Grins #27

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In case this is your first week, here's what it's all about.  Generally Mondays are considered pretty sucky right?  Well, let's change that.  Instead of focusing on what sucks about Monday, we'll talk about what made us smile throughout the rest of the week, to start the week on a positive note!

The Rules!  (These are really just kind suggestions)

1. Follow your hosts: Cassandra and Raewyn!

2. Link up your post that includes 5-ish things that made you smile in the past week

3. Comment after you link up

4. Go visit some other blogs and make some friends!

5. Have fun, and don't forget to smile!!

My 5 Little Grins from this week include. . .


1. HITTING 500 BLOGLOVIN FOLLOWERS!!! Thank you guys SOOOO much.  There will definitely be a giveaway coming your way soon :)

2. The BOB kids got FIFTH overall.  There were 24 schools total and some of the battles were rigged, so overall they did AMAZING.  So proud of them.  A couple weeks ago I honestly didn't think they would place since they were generally more worried about a second snack than studying, but they really turned it around.

3. Going on a walk with Katie on Friday.  It was pretty crappy though.  :(


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4. WATCHING ED SHEERAN ON SNL.  I'm sooooooo excited for his new album and have already preordered it.  and North American tour this fall?  amazing.

5. I made hecka good cookies last night all by myself.  Which led to a lot of dough consumption, but there are worse things I could be doing.

♥ Cassi ♥ 



Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Sunday Currently (April 13th)

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Sunday already!  Kinda crazy.  Technically this week I have Spring Break off of school.  As glad as I am to have a break, I won't be taking it, but instead will be working through it to get ahead.  (which will give me about an extra week to study for finals)

On the other hand, my entire summer has been pretty much thrown into the air.   All though I have a good idea of where my parents and the boat will be, I'm not even positive I'll be spending the whole summer with them so that should be interesting.

This Sunday, I am currently. . .

Listening to the tortoise drink water.  Similar to the water dispensers at most offices, his has a bottle at the top that fills a reservoir for him to drink from.  As he drinks, air gets in the bottle allowing it to drop more water into the reservoir.  He drinks a lot at a time and it's extremely entertain to just keep hearing the bubble.

Reading Ruins by Dan Wells.  I loved the first two and this one is no different!

Writing another essay for school.  It's a literary analysis essay about Night by Elie Wiesel.  I have about a month to do it though, so I'm taking my time.  I'll be sure to share when it's done too.

Feeling sore.  I unfortunately haven't had dance since Thursday, but for some reason everything is still sore.

Thinking about BOB.  The kids did so well at their battles the past two weeks.  They're kind of disappointed with how they did, but based on the other teams they battled, it really would have been possible to do much better than they did.  On of the girls on the team actually made me a bracelet which I thought was so nice of her!

Wishing SNL skits were still funny.  I loved Ed Sheeran's performances, but the skits this season are as dull as ever.

Wearing a tank top from my favorite dance convention (I may or may not have gotten to meet Travis Wall (!!!!!!) there) and skinny jeans.  But, only because we went to Target for groceries.  Speaking of which, if you're planning on dying eggs for Easter, you can get a dozen at Target for $.99 and they have a $.50 off coupon available right now (text SPRING to 827438).

Needing to go for a nice walk.  It was great most of the day yesterday, with the exception of a horrible storm smack in the middle of the day.  It's just plain cold today, though.

What are you up to this Sunday?

♥ Cassi♥ 

siddathornton

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Easter Cakes

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Easter is in only 10 days.  Kind of crazy- it was just St. Patrick's day!  Today is going to be a short post- I just wanted to share some pictures from Easter last year with you! :)

We don't really have any Easter traditions in the common sense.  My parents, brother and I don't really attend church, so we never go to Sunday Mass.  Recently, we haven't even been dying eggs or doing Easter baskets.  One thing we always do, however, is a huge dinner on Sunday.

Our (Katie and I's) great grandmother's parents had a bakery in Northern Chicago when she was younger.  They always made lamb and chicken pound cakes.  So, this year we brought them back.  I got to help make them and they're so much fun to make and decorate.





My aunt and I love the Hangover, so we thought it would be funny to decorate the chicken cake like the unexplained chicken in the Hangover.


The lamb got covered in coconut shreds and the grass is just more coconut died green.




Do you have any unusual Easter Traditions?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

How I Keep My Workouts Consistent

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This post is going up way late tonight because I was extremely unmotivated this morning :)

Since about this time last year, I have been working toward a six-pack.  (or at least minor ab definition)  It's definitely a two-part process though.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April Goals/ March Recap

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I seriously can't believe we're already a week into April!  Hopefully that means Spring weather will be here before we know it?


Recently, I've been setting a lot of mental goals.  Like, "I'll finally get my splits back this week" or "I'll totally write and schedule all of next weeks posts today".  Most don't happen.  However, it's always helpful to have it written down.  Plus, know if I don't accomplish it, I'll have to announce so on the blog next month is kind of a good push.

In March I planned  to. . .

1. Drink more water!
a. I'll continue to bring water to dance because that seems to be where I drink it most.
b. I'll fill up my water bottle before we leave to go to dance so I have it in the car- it's a long drive.  If I drink it all, I can just fill it up at the studio.
c. I'll also start bringing water to BOB because if the water fountains are anything like they used to be, the water is either hot or close to room temperature and tastes like copper.

I did drink more water, but I didn't really bring water anywhere but dance.  It really is a royal pain to bring it!  Do you have any tips for drinking more water?

2. Stretch more!
a. Instead of blogging right away when I finish my school work for the day, I'll go straight to stretching.  That way I know I'll have time.  Plus I blog too much any way ;)
b. I'll continue to stretch before class at the studio.

I actually did stretch quite a bit.  Although, it was mostly at the studio.  After school I did a lot of crunches (and during school- more on that tomorrow) and some blogilates.

3. Go on more walks!
a. Usually our thing with Katie is to go on a walk whenever she's with us.  Unfortunately it's been too cold recently, but hopefully it will start warming up and this month we'll be able to.

We went on a few but most of the time, Midwest weather was like "Ah hell nah, you ain't going on a walk today!"

Monday, April 7, 2014

5 Little Grins #26

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In case this is your first week, here's what it's all about.  Generally Mondays are considered pretty sucky right?  Well, let's change that.  Instead of focusing on what sucks about Monday, we'll talk about what made us smile throughout the rest of the week, to start the week on a positive note!

The Rules!  (These are really just kind suggestions)

1. Follow your hosts: Cassandra and Raewyn!

2. Link up your post that includes 5-ish things that made you smile in the past week

3. Comment after you link up

4. Go visit some other blogs and make some friends!

5. Have fun, and don't forget to smile!!

My 5 Little Grins from this week include. . .

1. Going back to dance and getting to finally start alllll our recital dances.  I missed dance so much!  Plus, I didn't get to see anyone from dance all break since they're quite far away.


2. Making (and eating) cupcakes for my mom's birthday on Tuesday.  SO good!


3. Getting to go to the first night of battles for BOB.  The kids did very, very well and I couldn't be more proud of them.  I was rather worried 2 weeks ago, but I think they really pulled it together.  We'll have the last 5 battles next Friday as well as find out how they did.

4. My parents and aunt went and saw an 80's cover band at a bar, so Katie stayed over and we made a cookie cake and ordered pizza.  One was really good, one was pretty horrible (the cookie cake).


The dough wasn't too bad
5. Forcing my parents to watch the first two seasons of Sherlock with me, even though I've already  seen all of the episodes.

♥ Cassi ♥ 


Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Sunday Currently (April 6th)

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So glad to have gotten to go back to dance this past week.  We officially started all out recital dances and so far so good.  I only have 8 dances, so it shouldn't be too hard to keep them all separate.

Today, I am currently. . .

Reading Macbeth for school, still.  Although I'm mostly just skimming it.  I know what happens since we read it aloud in 5th grade and each lesson recaps exactly what happened in the past act haha.

Writing this blog post and many more for April!  

Listening to Phineas and Ferb in the background of course!  Not bad for Sunday morning cartoons.

Thinking about how nice it would be if I could break my pointe shoes in by tomorrow.

Smelling almond cookies.  No one else likes them, so when we go to Chinese restaurants I get everyone else's!

I hope you have a great Sunday and make sure to follow us on Bloglovin!  If you're interested in partaking in the giveaway we'll have when we reach 500, email us.


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Thursday, April 3, 2014

March Recap

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This year seems to have absolutely flown by!  It's already a quarter over.  Although, we haven't really gotten any Spring weather yet.  What's up with that?

In March. . .

I had dress rehearsal for Alice.  It was crazy running it without the choreographer there, but we managed.

We started to go on more walks.  Always returning with bright red noses :)



Poor snowman :(

I had tech rehearsal for Alice in Wonderland, and then two performances.  Both went really well and I'm so sad company is over for the year.

We had pancakes at Walker Brothers after the second day of Alice.  Yeah, the place she gets a gift certificate to for winging Spring Fling Queen in Mean Girls.


We traveled to a few different schools to have practice battles for Battle of the Books.  They didn't do too bad, but hopefully they step up their game for the real competition this Friday.


We celebrated my dad's cousin's 43rd birthday.


I did a little bit of painting.  Inspired by Pinterest.  hahah


Katie and I sort of made candles.  It was fun, but also extremely hilarious.




I got to start a lot of my recital dances too, which was a lot of fun.

Annnnnnndddddd, Katie and I enjoyed our Spring Break by watching like a billion movies. :)

Did you guys enjoy your March?  What'd you do?

♥ Cassi ♥ 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Just Kidding!!

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You probably saw our post yesterday about quitting blogging.  If you didn't, it's right here.

As you can probably tell from the title of this post, we were completely kidding about quitting.  Sorry!  We really do appreciate your continues support, though and hope you weren't offended by the joke.  :)


So, in all seriousness, Cassi's mom or Katie's aunt was born on April first.  This means through the years, we've had many get-togethers on the first of April.  There's only ever been one prank played, though.  This was played by CJ (Cassi's brother/ Katie's cousin) and he totally fooled everyone.

Here's the story he told us:

"So Cassandra, did you hear the ambulance come to the school today?"

"Uh, yeah"  (There actually was one, but neither of us no why)

"Well, it was for (insert random name here, but we'll go with Issac for the rest of the story).  In art class, we were having free draw and he was using a pencil.  It broke so he got up to sharpen it.  It was really sharp.  When he came back he tripped on someone's chair and stabbed himself in the eye"

Gasps all around along with various questions

"Yeah, the teacher made us all put our heads down while she brought him to the office and that's when the ambulance came to get him."

We were all totally convinced until his mom pointed out he didn't have art that day.  He answered all our questions without missing a beat.  The whole "putting their heads down" avoided the visuals.

The funniest part is our art teacher always told us we had to hold out pencils upside down when walking back to our table post sharpening so that exact thing didn't happen.  It had actually happened to one of her previous students so I guess that's where the inspiration came from.

♥ Cassi & Katie ♥ 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

We're Done Blogging

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Today is going to be a tough post.  After almost two years of blogging, we've both really grown to love it- the sense of community and all the beautiful bloggers involved always seem to make our day better.

Unfortunately, we both have so much going on right now making it nearly impossible to continue posting daily.  We've always said that if you can't give 100%, don't bother (unless you're donating blood).  It wouldn't be fair for us to continue posting when it would only be a half-assed post once or twice a week.

We're so sad to be done, but today we'll leave you with some of our favorite posts.

-Our very first post

-A tutorial on how to mail cake!

-Tips for going to an audition

-Our review of these fancy shamancy socks

-A summary of the many health benefits of eating bananas




Love always,

Cassandra and Kaitlyn

Monday, March 31, 2014

5 Little Grins #25

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In case this is your first week, here's what it's all about.  Generally Mondays are considered pretty sucky right?  Well, let's change that.  Instead of focusing on what sucks about Monday, we'll talk about what made us smile throughout the rest of the week, to start the week on a positive note!

The Rules!  (These are really just kind suggestions)

1. Follow your hosts: Cassandra and Raewyn!

2. Link up your post that includes 5-ish things that made you smile in the past week

3. Comment after you link up

4. Go visit some other blogs and make some friends!

5. Have fun, and don't forget to smile!!

My 5 Little Grins from this week include. . .

1. I got to watch A LOT of movies over spring break.
-Tangled
-Teen Beach Movie
-Despicable Me
-The Wizards of Waverly Place Movie
-Cloud 9
-Divergent
-Ridealong*
-Ender's Game (twice)*
-Wolf of Wallstreet
-The Hangover (twice)*
-The Hangover Part 2
-Mean Girls*

2. A family friend took me to see Divergent.  She used to be my dance teacher and it's always fun to hang out with her!

3. I got to hangout with Katie most of the week!  The starred movies are ones I saw with her.  So sad that it was the last major amount of time I'm spending with her until Fall!  We'll be spending most of the summer further away and unfortunately she has softball making it hard to visit.

4. We had family friends come over for dinner on Friday.  We haven't really seen them since their daughter's graduation party back in June so it was great to catch up!

5. On Saturday we went to Evanston and I got fitted for new pointe shoes.  It was fun and the lady doing the fitting was so nice and very thorough.  Unfortunately, today my teacher decided she absolutely hates them so convincing her I can break them in will be fun.

♥ Cassi ♥ 


Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Sunday Currently (March 30th)

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Today is my last day of Spring Break from dance, and I couldn't be happier.  I've missed dance a lot!

Yesterday I got fitted for new pointe shoes, though.  It was so great- I'm really happy with the shoes I got.  The lady who fit me was so nice and really new all the shoes.  We spent about an hour going through all of them.  It was probably the most in depth fitting I had, and they didn't even charge us for the fitting itself!  If you're in the Chicago-area, you should definitely check out Allegro Dance Boutique if you ever need to be fit for pointe shoes.

Today, I am currently. . .

Reading Macbeth for school.  We actually read it aloud in fifth grade, and when I was in 3rd grade, that year's 5th grade performed it for us.  It makes most of it quite easier to understand.

Writing this blog post and many more for April.

Listening to Leverage in the background.  I've seen all of them, but it is really the only thing on right now.  Earlier we watched Wolf of Wall Street.  I didn't realize it was three hours long when I made the commitment to watch it, though.  What is with Leonardo DiCaprio and looooonnnngggg movies??

Thinking about how interesting tomorrow's ballet class will be, especially after a whole week off.

Smelling nothing really.

I hope you have a great Sunday and make sure to follow us on Bloglovin!  If you're interested in partaking in the giveaway we'll have when we reach 500, email us.


siddathornton

Friday, March 28, 2014

#SELFIE

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We've got to hang out practically all week.  Throughout the week, we've watched like 5 different movies together!  (and that only counts the ones we watched together!)

Overall we agree that this was a great spring break, although a little lacking in the Spring part.

On Wednesday, we made candles in bottle caps with crayons.  It was quite the process, so we were jamming the whole time!

This song is pretty entertaining, although rather odd, it's fun.


There's an instrumental version too if she bothers you too much :)


♥ Cassi & Katie 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

We Used to Make Music Videos. . .

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Hey!  Happy Hump Day and Make Your Own Holiday Day!  This is also our 300th post!  Can you believe it?  ANNND we're only NINE followers away from 500 on Bloglovin'.  So many great things going on today :)


Did you guys know we used to make music videos?  Well, we did and our YouTube username was pretty interesting.

Our first channel was called BumbleBeeBuzzzBuzzz.  If you'r going to check those videos out, I would suggest starting with this playlist.  Personally, I think they're pretty good considering I was in 5th grade at the time and we didn't have a tripod, so the entire time I was attempting to line the net picture up with the last.

Our next channel, and the one we currently use when we need to upload something, is called Glowormiez.  I had let my brother use this channel for a while before I sort of took it back, so some of the first videos are very interesting.

I think the best video on this one would have to be our "Tea Remix".  Pretty much we video taped each of the elements involved of making tea, then used the sound to make a "song" type thing.  It was fun, but I do think we could have done better.

If we started making videos again, would you watch them?  Have you made similar videos?  Leave a link in the comments for us!

-Cassi & Katie