Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
cardi: target, top: ross, skinnies: tjmaxx, flats: TOMS, bracelet: rocky point, Earrings: the limited, purse: gifted
Mom finished taking and said "It was up at that church camp thing. Remember?"
Of course I remembered that awkward experience.
So during the summer our church has a program called EFY (Especially For Youth) where a bunch of kids ages 12-18 come for a week, have assigned groups, play, learn and grow.
At EFY they have a specific dress code that you must abide by, you know modest clothing, no low shirts sleeves must be at least a little bit passed your shoulders, shorts must come to your knees.
You catch my drift.
So there was one day where I had on a pink Abercrombie shirt, it looked like this but it was all one color.
And I looked really cute with my hair curled, I had cute pants on and a really cute undershirt that had rhinestones on it... I just looked cute.
We were lining up to head out for the day and my group counselor comes up to me and says
"You might have to change your shirt, it's a little bit low cut."
My thoughts included:
First of all, I would never, in a million years even try and look sexy, for real --it's just not my style.
Second, did you not just see the other girl in our group, you say mine is too low cut, but hers isn't??
Third, are you wanting me to change so I don't look cuter than you?
Fourth, I don't have anything that is going to hang out of my shirt, I'm 17 and am shaped like a boy.
It was such an awkward experience because I felt like everyone was staring at me while she was calling me out.
We sat there for a little bit, I said something, but I don't remember what, and she didn't make me change. Yet.
We head out to meet up with the boys in our group to do our morning discussion.
Once we split off into our groups my counselor comes up to me and says "Okay, I've decided that you are going to have to change."
So we get up, mind you everyone in the group is there even the boys, and she escorts me back to my room to change!
As soon as I come back everyone surrounds me like I was just escorted back from the principals office or something.
I tell them what happened, they get confused, I brush it off and that was it.
That one time I got dress coded.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
chambray: f21, skirt: mom, belt: thrifted, shoes: ross, necklace: nana, earrings: the limited (now avail. in gold)
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
top: kohls, cardi: mom, skinnies: f21, belt: thrifted, boots: famous footwear, jewlery: juicy (similar), tiffany's (similar) & ElisabethSpace jewlery, sunnies: juicy (brand)
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
This time of year is so great, flowers are blooming, the weather is almost perfect and many fruits are popping up from the ground.
I love this time of year because it means that it's strawberry season.
Which in turn means my mom's famous strawberry dip.
Ever since I was a little girl my mom has made this strawberry dip, and every time I cannot seem to get enough of it!
I made it last week for Easter dinner and then the next day I made some for my self because I "didn't get enough" the night before.
But, that was really just an excuse to make more.
To create this springy treat all you need is:
Marshmallow Creme (this is found by the marshmallows in the bakery isle)
First, whip the marshmallow creme, and cream cheese together.
Second, place the dip in the container/platter that you wish to serve it in.
Third, place the dip in the refrigerator for at least five hours before serving and letting it sit out for more than an hour.
(Usually I make my dip the night before for best results.)
Fourth, take out of the refrigerator and serve.
^^ Unfortunately I didn't have a picture of the pretty platter that I made for Easter dinner, so here is the second best thing.
Monday, April 08, 2013
Sunday, April 07, 2013
Friday, April 05, 2013
Dear Friday, I'm so glad to see you once again. With your shining face and your bubbly eyes. You greet me with cheer and with hope of a wonderful day!
Happy Friday Friends!
Three and a half weeks of school left for me, I can't even believe it.
This semester has flown by!
It will be so nice to have the summer off of school..
Especially since coming August I'll be doing an internship and school and work!
I'm pretty excited to be done with school next May though!
So excited that when it gets here I'm going to cry because I never thought I would get through it all.
Anyways, every week I do this post and confess my love for instagram.
Sometimes I try and be all artsy with my pictures, but then sometimes it just turns out like I tried too hard.
Either way, I love instagram!
You can follow me @lyssadawson
^^ Easter Sunday I prepared my mom's famous strawberry dip. It's so addicting that I have to make more already!
^^ Sometimes it's hard to decide which side of my pillow I like best. My nice friend helped me decide that this is the best side for this time of year because it's the most springy. Of course I agree. (:
^^ I tell ya, Arizona really has some of the most beautiful sunsets. I love this one because you can see the silhouette of the mountains way off in the north west.