Thursday, October 31, 2013

Crown of Beauty Digital Magazine (First Issue November 1st)

Happy Halloween!  I can't believe October is already gone.  I have good news for November, though. Have you heard of Crown of Beauty?  It's okay if you haven't, you're going to get to today!  Currently, it is a blog and website.  Tomorrow, their first ever magazine issue is coming out.  It will be completely digital!  No waiting at the mailbox for your magazine.  You want to know what you're getting before you buy it first though, right?  Here's some information from Livy, the editor!

Modern Family Nicole by OPI Nail Polish

A “Modern” Take on Classic Color!
Nicole by OPI Introduces Five NEW Modern Family Shades for the Holidays   
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“These festive lacquers make it easy to get into the holiday spirit!” declares Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “With rich jewel tones and glitter, Modern FamilyHoliday shades add classic color and sparkle to winter weather fashion, turning manicures into bejeweled accessories for special holiday occasions.”
The new Modern Family Holiday nail lacquers from Nicole by OPI include:
Late Blu-mer
Vintage blue jeans that have stood the test of time.

Spark the Conversation

This holographic glitter coat is the talk of the town.

Who Red My Journal???

This scandalous scarlet is private property!

You're My Treasure

This three-dimensional gold has riches beyond my wildest dreams.
Aren't Families Grape?
A dramatic royal purple worthy of any sibling rivalry.
Limited edition Modern Family Holiday nail lacquer will be available November 2013 for $7.99 each at select CVS locations nationwide. For more information, visit nicolebyopi.com. Follow Nicole by OPI on Twitter @NicoleByOPI and become a Facebook fan!
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What’s On Your Wish List Giveaway

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What’s On Your Wish List Giveaway

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Have you already started thinking about what you want for Christmas?  I hadn't until I started getting asked! Can you believe it?  It's still October!  So here are some of the things I asked for.  I know a lot of them are shorts and tank tops and such, but I really dress for dance most of the time!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

When it is Okay to Start Listening to Christmas Music (& When You Should Stop)

Hey guys!  Usually, I schedule my posts.  That's why most of them go up at 6am CST.  I have been exceptionally lazy recently and haven't so there's that.  It is kind of driving me crazy though.  Since one of my October goals was to blog every day for the entire month, it has been pretty hard to come up with something to blog about every day.  I think a lot of the content I've been giving you really isn't all that great.  DON'T WORRY.  In November, I will go back to posting less frequently, but still around 3 times a week!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Five Little Grins #3

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It's already week 3 of 5 Little Grins!  Can you believe it?  I can't!  Just 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: CassandraRaewyn, and Paulina!

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. . .

Eating pumpkin pie after we had dinner with family!  I'm not a huge fan of all the pumpkin spice craziness, but I LOVE pumpkin pie.

Getting my left splits!  (Even with my right hamstring being pulled)

Seeing Les Misérables.  It was only the movie, and I'm told it's not as good as the actual thing, but it was my first time seeing it none the less.

Hitting 400 followers on Bloglovin'!

Getting complemented on my fouette turns!

-Cassi

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Five Little Grins #3

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It's already week 3 of 5 Little Grins!  Can you believe it?  I can't!  Just 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: CassandraRaewyn, and Paulina!

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. Carving pumpkins

2. Eating pumpkin pie a la mode with my cousin, CJ.

3. Joining art club

4. Winning Steve* at school

5. Going to the Halloween dance at my school.

*Steve is a pumpkin

-Katie

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Mail Monday #3

So we missed last week for Mail Monday, but we're back on this week!  All I got this week was a few magazines, but Katie got some samples too!





-Cassi & Katie

Don't forget to enter our giveaways while they're still open!
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Saturday, October 26, 2013

November Ad Spots

Taken from here.

The World From the View of Two Teenage Girls is looking for sponsors! If you are a website, shop, or company that relates to the content of my blog and want me to review your product or are looking to host a giveaway post a comment below or send an e-mail!

Recent Stats (10/21/2013)
Page views per month (avg): 994
Total page views: 5966
Bloglovin' Followers: 381

If you give us a product to review, we will give a full and honest review and we are willing to put click through links in the post!  The product must be relevant to our blog and we will not give good reviews if we don't like the product.  E-mail us here to set something up.

Want to see your ad on our site?

$3 for a month 200x200 spot on the sidebar with option to change the image each week

$1 for a month of 468x60 at the bottom of the site with option to change the image each week

Free AdSwaps!  Your ad will be 125x125.  Still get all the perks listed below.  See bottom for my buttons.

Everything includes the option to participate in a sponsor giveaway that month if I'm having one, a descriptive ad at the bottom of one of my posts, and the option to guest post

(Payment accepted via PayPal)

If you're interested in guest posting or you'd like to see us guest post on your blog, please let us know!

-Cassi & Katie

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Friday, October 25, 2013

7 Deadly Sins Link-Up

Happy Friday everyone!  Today I'm linking up with Shane.
 



seven great things in your life.
1. Supportive family
2. Few friends, but the ones I have are always there when I need them
3. This blog's growth
4. The ability to take as many dance classes as I do
5. Being able to do school online instead of having to go to public school
6. Artistic talent
7.  Baking abilities



seven things you lack and covet.
1. Time
2. Flexibility
3. Clear skin
4. Sewing skills
5. 20/20 vision
6. Patience
7. Writing skills




seven things that make you angry.
1. People who try to one-up everyone
2. People who text and drive (at least when I am there because I will gladly type it for you, otherwise you can wait until we get to a stop sign seriously)
3.  When I actually watch a show live and have to sit through commercials
4. When someone doesn't know the difference between their/ there/ they're
5.-7.  I really don't have anymore


seven things that you neglect to do.
1. Answer texts
2. Thoroughly study before tests
3. Eat dinner
4. Stretch
5. Clean
6.  Put laundry away
7.  Sew my pointe shoes before the day I'm going to need them



seven worldly material desires.
1.  New leotards
2.  Pointe shoes I can actually break in
3.  Allegiant- I'm 20 on the list at the library
4.  That's about it actually


seven guilty pleasures.
1. Netflix
2. Tea
3. Chocolate
4.  Sleeping in
5.  Raw cookie dough
6.  Tumblr
7.  Ravioli



seven things you love about love.
1.  I don't know dude


-Cassi
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

My Closet Organization (Or Lack There-Of)


On the far left I keep dance costumes from previous years.  I'm not sure why.  I have nothing to do with them.  I suppose I could wear one for Halloween if I really wanted.  (Would you be interested in seeing these costumes & possibly a rant about how to pick a good costume?)

Next I have lighter sweaters, T-Shirts and such.  There is one random dress in there too.  I don't have any bottoms in there though.  I actually don't keep bottoms in my closet except for some yoga pants.

Then I have quite a bit of empty space that will most definitely be filled when I actually get around to putting all my stuff from the boat away.  (Yeah, that won't be happening soon.  It's currently all laying on a chair.  It's all clean though!

I keep my leotards and stuff I wear over my dance clothes right in the center because they get used the most. Aside from the costumes, this is the only section where I have the hangers turned the right way.  This is from a cleaning tip I saw awhile ago.  You hang everything the wrong way and at the end of the season, year, whatever, the clothes that are still hanging the wrong way can get donated/ thrown out because they haven't been worn.

In the empty space you can see a bunch of bags back there.  I really don't use these and will be donating them soon.

On the far right I just keep stuff I don't wear very often like dress clothing.

So, that's that.  I used to keep everything organized by color, but it made it extremely hard to put things away.  Plus, multicolored shirts drove me insane then!  I'm hoping to change the organization to something more useful here soon.  If you have any ideas let me know.  I could really use them! haha

Last Thursday (Wedding rant), Last Friday (Book review), Saturday (My favorite free fonts), Sunday (My October sponsor GIVEAWAY), Monday (My 5 Little Grins post and a giveaway), Tuesday (Some ideas of things you shouldn't do on Halloween), and Wednesday (My NYC Influenster Review)

-Cassi
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

NYC New York Color Big Bold Plumping and Shine Lip Gloss

So I got my Varsity VoxBox from Influenster a little bit ago.  (You can see everything I got here).  Sadly, I've bee a little bit behind, so I'm just now putting up the reviews!  This post is picture heavy.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

10 "Don'ts" for Halloween

DO NOT
1. Kill any pets.  If you see that someone’s black cat got loose, let it be unless you intend to return it to its owner.
2. Smash or set fire to other people’s pumpkins
3. TP people’s houses if they aren’t handing out candy/ decorated
4. TP people’s houses if there are handing out candy/ decorated
5. Shame people for the costumes they’re wearing
6. Shame people for wearing/ not wearing costumes
7. STEAL CANDY FROM CHILDREN
8. Make kids cry
9. Be unlawful
10. Be an asshole

You also shouldn't forget to link-up your 5 Little Grins with us this week!  Plus, enter our giveaway for the chance to win some awesome prizes!

-Cassi

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Monday, October 21, 2013

5 Little Grins #2

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The Rules!  (These are really just of kind suggestions)

1. Follow your hosts: 
Cassandra, Raewyn, and Paulina!

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. . .

Finding a nurse supporting package I ordered for free

Seeing Mina dance to Day n Nite by Kid Cudi

Seeing my cousin Cassi

Putting a headband on my dog Lucy

Getting picked for spooktacular attendance and getting a prize at school

-Katie

Don't forget to enter our giveaway here!




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5 Little Grins #2 and a Giveaway!

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The Rules!  (These are really just of kind suggestions)

1. Follow your hosts: 
Cassandra, Raewyn, and Paulina!

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. . .

Finally finding the version of I Won't Give Up by Jason Maraz that we listen to.  I've only been looking for an entire year!  Apparently I haven't been doing a very good job though.  It is just called I Won't Give Up (demo) it can be found on YouTube! :) Whenever I hear the song it just makes me so happy!

On Tuesday, my lyrical teacher asked how my leg was because they remembered I pulled it A YEAR AGO.  They were the first person to ask about it in a long time and it was kind of cool to know that they actually remember haha.

Monday, it was Bridget's birthday and she seemed to enjoy the present I made her!

Hanging out with Katie on Friday!

Finding out my best friend wasn't dead, just busy.

Now to make you grin!
A totally awesome giveaway from my new sterling silver collection! 

You get to choose one of my sterling silver bracelets. There is heart & arrow, infinity circles, horseshoe & 4 leaf clover then cross. Value $35 Not only that but you will also win add space from the 5 Little Grins Hostess'! Who are Paulina, Raewyn and Cassandra

From Color Me Brave - 600 x 100 Banner
From Be A Warrior Queen - 700 x 300 Banner

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-Cassi
Don't forget to enter our other giveaway here!





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Sunday, October 20, 2013

October Sponsor Giveaway

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This month I said I would give out free ad swap to anyone who wanted it.  Raewyn was the only one who responded!  It was so great getting to know her and you guys even got to learn about what a Warrior Queen is when she made her guest post.  Then, we decided we wanted to start a link up!  It's called 5 Little Grins and basically, you just post about 5 things that made you happy that week.  It forces you to look at the more positive side of life and we would love if you linked up with us tomorrow!

Sooooo today,  I have a giveaway for you!  There will be two lucky winners.  One will get a Starbucks Gift Card, ad space, and WQ bracelets from Raewyn.  Another will get a mystery prize from Cassi and Katie! You must be 18 or older, or have parent's permission to enter.  We will only ship within the United States, so make sure you have a US address to send it to.

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-Cassi
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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

45 Pounds (Book Review)

I recently finished 45 Pounds (More or Less) by K.A. Barson.  It was a lot shorter than the books I've been reading recently so it felt like I went through it really fast and I was kind of sad it was over so quickly.

Ann Galardi is 16, but a size 17.  This is something she hates and has worked very, very hard to change. She isn't the only one who has tried changing it though.  Her perfect mother is a size 6 and has been trying to get Ann to lose weight forever.  When Ann's aunt Jackie asks her to be a bridesmaid in her wedding, Ann decides it's time for her to lose 45 pounds in 10 weeks.

Ann learns a lot about herself and gets more comfortable in her own skin throughout the book, with the help of some new friends.  She also learns her perfect mother might not be as perfect as she previously thought.

I really, really enjoyed this book and I think the message on body image is extremely important, even if I can't exactly empathize with Ann.

What are you reading right now?  Leave a comment and let me know or you can add me on GoodReads! :)

-Cassi
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

I Really Don't Like Weddings

I'm sorry.

I really am.

They just make me extremely uncomfortable.  From the incredibly loonnnnggg ceremony (Well, the most recent one I went to was only 10 minutes, but the one I went to before than was almost an hour and a half. It just seems awkward watching them like it should be a private moment or something.  Then there's the fact that a whole bunch of people are crying.) to the wait before the reception.  I really don't know what you're supposed to do while they're taking pictures.  Sometimes they have appetizers and what not set out, but last time there were over two hours before dinner.  It was just weird having such a huge break.

Dinner isn't so bad and it is nice to hear some of the speeches especially because some of them are really heartfelt.  When dinner is over is when it starts to get bad.  I hate dancing in public like that.  There is a difference between being a dancer and being able to dance like that.  Why do you have to dance anyways? I would honestly rather walk around and socialize than dance.  Also I'm extremely annoyed be people who feel the need to tell you that you have to dance.

So that's it.

-Cassi
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Moving Home (AKA A Huge Pain in the Ass)

We slept at home for the first time since May last night.

That probably doesn't seem like a huge deal.  It really was, though.  Yesterday, in the afternoon, we took a few car loads of stuff back and forth.

I think it is a lot worse to move home from the boat, than to move out there.  Just because we have so much stuff put away in different areas since all the storage space is mostly hidden and out of the way. Plus, when you're living somewhere 7 months out of the year, you generally have more clothing and such there.  Luckily, I can leave my swimsuits, shorts, and some tank tops out there.

This means, though, that a lot of my posts will be shorter while we are still working on getting everything put away.  My Influenster reviews will be out soon though, so be on the look out for those! Don't forget to link up with Raewyn, Paulina, and I here!

-Cassi

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My Weekend



We tested water at the beach on Friday!  One of the women down at the marina 'adopted' them so now she records some different tests twice a year.

Katie and I drew an interesting picture Saturday afternoon

Can we talk about Katie's hair for the wedding?   

 I thought this was super cute!

Umm chandelier?  haha

This cake was lemon and chocolate. . . 

The aftermath of letting Katie sit in our car with her glittery dress!

Dinghy pig pile!

-Cassi