Sunday, January 3, 2016

New Years Vacation: Solvang!!

Hi guys! First of all, happy New Years! I hope you had a great year and now we are on a fresh start. Let's make this year a great one! One goal I had for the new year was to go to at least two places I have never been before. It didn't have to be out of country or state, as long as it was a fun place to be and somewhere my family and I haven't been. And as you can see by the title of this post, I did go somewhere! It was a blast. My family and I went to Solvang and Ventura beach. Solvang is a Danish Village nearby Santa Barbara. Solvang ,people say is "The Danish Capital of America". This city looks and makes you feel like you are in Denmark, which is awesome. I took some pictures so you can see! (Sorry if some of the pictures look scattered on the page. There was no other way to place them on the page.) Anyway, lets's get on to the pictures!

Solvang is beautiful at night!



light and fluffy....mmmmm delicious

Solvang is know for its many Danish pastries

This is the Solvang clock tower
See,, doesn't it look like you are in another place of the world??

Ohh.. the windmills are soo cool to see
Some other Danish styled buildings

More of the wonderful built city of Solvang

I don't understand this..

Thats just some of the pictures I took at Solvang. But I couldn't put more because then the page is going to be filled. At least you got to see some of the awesome shots of Solvang. I also went to the beach for my New Years vacation. I wanted you guys to enjoy just Solvang pictures in this post so I will post my beach photos next time. I hope you guys loved this pics and got to see the beauty of Solvang. It was really great to see and taste the Danish culture and architecture. It was a spectacular time with my family and a great way to spend the New Year!

Tell me in the comments which one was your favorite picture.

See ya,
       Sarah  :)
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Meaning of Joy During The Holidays!

Hai everyone! Today I will be explaining the meaning of joy!  I thought of the holidays and trying to cheer people up. Make them feel joy. Sometimes people misunderstand the meaning of joy. They think of it as just being happy. That's different. Here is the meaning:

The emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or  satisfying; keen pleasure; elation:

See the difference? Joy is an emotion of happiness caused by something. Again,It is not just being happy, it is an emotion that is caused of something that made you happy. 

So now that you had a refresher of the meaning of joy, during the holidays try doing something that could make someone happy, make them feel joy. Try spreading Christmas cheer by at least doing something good for these weeks. My mom and I were doing just that last weekend. We donated for homeless people and other people in need. You don't necessarily have to give someone something, just do something nice to a person. Like help out in the house or something like that! So, since Christmas is right about up, try having fun and enjoy with friends and family! I hope you enjoy your holiday and Merry Christmas!!


Sorry this is a short post, but i have things coming up,so i did all i could! 


See ya,
Sarah :)

Friday, December 11, 2015

Easy DIY Gift For Christmas!

Hey guys! Since Christmas is coming up in a few weeks, I decided to give you a quick diy gift to give to anyone. These gifts don't have to be just for Christmas, it can be for anytime of the year! It can be for family or friends! Let's get started.

Paint-Dipped Kitchen Utensils
This project is great for anyone who loves to cook. It adds a little color that will cozy up your kitchen!

You will Need:

  • Wooden or Bamboo Utensils 
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Clear Gloss
The colors are really up to you. You can do a different colors for each utensil and if you want you can also paint drawing on the utensils too! 

Step 1: The first thing you want to do is to put painter’s tape on the utensils to mark a line.  Make sure the paint or the gloss won't go to where food will touch the kitchen utensils. For example put the painter's tape about 1 to 2 inches above spoon level. 

using painters tape to make dipped kitchen utensils

Step 2: Start Painting! If you want to to do multiple colors, paint your first color. Then, paint a line across the first color and paint the next color where you want it. Keep on doing this until you are you are all done.

how to add two colors to painted utensils

Step 3: At this point you can take your painters tape off and you will see that your paint is perfectly in a straight line. To avoid getting the gloss on the part of the utensil that will touch the food, put foil around the base of the utensil.

Cover kitchen utensil with foil to spray with poliurithane

Step 4: Dry overnight. Put the utensil in a cup or anything upright and put the base facing down so the paint will not get touched.

how to dry painted dipped kitchen utensils

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And that's it! This project is very simple to make. The utensils can spice up any kitchen and perfect for people who love to cook! I got this idea from Credits to them for making a brilliant idea! 

That's all I have to post for today. I might post more fun things to do for Christmas!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Current Favorite Songs and Singers!

Hi guys! Today I'll be telling you some of my favorite songs along with the artists that I love. As you all know, there has been a lot of songs that just came out. Most of them are really catchy. (These are not in order). Some songs are from the past. The ones with pictures are the ones I really love.

1. Hello: Adele

2. Locked Away: R. City ft. Adam Levine

3. Can't Feel My Face- The Weekend

4. How Deep is Your Love: Calvin Harris and Disciples

5. Like I'm Gonna Lose You: Meghan Trainor ft. John Legend

6. Stay With Me: Sam Smith

7. Worth It: Fifth Harmony

8. See You Again: Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

9. Focus: Ariana Grande

10. Hotline Bling: Drake

Those are some of my current favorite songs. What are yours?

See ya,
        Sarah : )

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Beach Photography!

Hi guys! Recently I went to different beaches and the views were amazing! I decided to show you some of my taste in photography. I haven't put any of my photos in posts so I tried it out. I hope you like it!

View from the top

Going down a long way of stairs
(Seriously the stairs were so long that it made my thighs burn)

Enjoying some part of the harbor

Just look! Ahh, the beautiful sunset!

Taking some shots of myself. lol

Another amazing view of the beach.

The other side of the sunset.

Feeling the chilly breeze

So that's it! I really enjoyed hanging out with my family and seeing the sunset and waves. I loved it and definitely recommend to go to the beach if you have some time. I love going to the beach seeing all the people and different sights of nature. I had a blast! I hope you guys liked my photography! 

If you liked my pictures please feel free to tell me in the comments and maybe I could put more photos in my posts!

See ya, 
   Sarah : )

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Interesting Facts about Volleyball!

Hey guys! Oh my gosh, it seriously has been such a long time since i blogged. I just had tons of things to do for school: Project, book reports, and recently we have a thing called Ancient Walkthrough where we do a skit about Rome, Greece, and Egypt. So, finally I am all caught up with that and I can blog! One of the things I was also working on was an essay. I had to write a 3 page essay about one of my favorite sports that is interesting to me. But, volleyball has many more facts so wrote a few pages more. And if you did not know, I play volleyball. So, that is what I wrote my essay on. This concludes to this post, which is Volleyball facts! Anyway, the facts are in my essay. Lol. Anyway, go ahead and get comfy to read all you need to know about volleyball!

Have you ever wondered what is one of the top 5th most popular sports in the world? Well now you know, it is volleyball. With about 900 million fans, volleyball places 5th most popular sport in the world. Volleyball was invented in 1995 in the United States. Volleyball was originally named “Mintonette”.  Some famous people who played volleyball are Misty May, Kerri Walsh, Paula Weishoff, Lagan Tom, Steve Timmons, Ron Von Hagen, and Flo Hyman. Volleyball can be played indoors or outdoors. It was placed as an indoor Olympic Sport in 1964 at Tokyo.  In 1996, two-person beach volleyball was approved as an Olympic Sport. Now, NCAA Volleyball is more popular and exciting than ever.
Volleyball was invented in 1985 by William G. Morgan. It originated in a dusty-old YMCA gymnasium of Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States. William G. Morgan designed the game to be a combination of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball.  Morgan borrowed the net from tennis, and raised it 6 feet 6 inches above the floor, just above the average man's head.  During a demonstration game, someone remarked to Morgan that the players seemed to be volleying the ball back and forth over the net, and perhaps "volleyball" would be a more descriptive name for the sport. On July 7, 1896 at Springfield College the first game of "volleyball" was played. Four years later, a special ball was designed for the sport. Players in the Philippines devised an offensive style to pass the ball high in order to make it more easily hit by another teammate which we now call the set and the spike. The offensive style of setting and spiking was first demonstrated in the Philippines in 1916.Later on, it became clear that standard rules were needed for tournament play, and so the USVBA (United States Volleyball Association) was formed in 1928. In 1930, the first two-man beach volleyball game was played, even though it was not well-known at the time. Afterwards,the first beach volleyball association appeared in California in 1965. In years later, men and woman took gold and silver medals in indoor volleyball competitions. Starting in 1996, two-man beach volleyball was officially introduced to the Olympics. Volleyball has a very interesting history, from start to finish.

Volleyball is most popular in Brazil so it is the top volleyball country. Next in second place is Russia. Serbia has placed third and Cuba in fourth.  Indoor volleyball is now among the most popular sports for American teenage girls. Volleyball  is ranked 5th most popular sports in the world! Believe it or not, volleyball is way ahead of the following popular American sports like MLB, NBA and the NFL.  Volleyball is the 3rd most popular sport for girls in high school with 404,000 girls on varsity level programs and 42,000 boys also play varsity level in 22 states currently. Volleyball is played more than 800 million people on the planet at least once a week. Volleyball is a popular sport.
Volleyball is a complex game with simple skills. There are six players on court in a volleyball team, who each must rotate one position clockwise every time their team wins back service from the opposition. Only the three players at the net positions can jump and spike or block near the net. The backcourt players can only hit the ball over the net if they jump from behind the attack line, also known as the three-metre line, which separates the front and back part of the court. Matches are played best of five sets. The first four sets are played to 25 points, with the final set being played to 15 points. A volleyball court is 30 feet wide and 60 feet long; each side of the net is 30 feet by 30 feet. A 2-inch line borders the court to serve as the out-of-bounds line. Any ball that touches the line during play is still considered “in” the court. A team can only have 3 contacts with the ball. The contacts are usually a bump, set and spike. No player can ever make contact with the ball twice and the ball cannot be caught or carried over the net. Each player starts with a serve. The server steps behind the line called the end line and serves. But, if the server passes or touches the end line, that is to be considered as a foot fault. Teams must win by at least two points for the game to win. Points keep going until one team wins with a history of two points even if the score is greater than 25. There are many rules to volleyball that can will make the game safe and fun to do. Volleyball is easy to pick up, yet challenging to master.
Interesting Facts
Volleyball is super interesting to learn about especially the facts! Most volleyball players jump about 300 times a match. “Mintonette” is the original name of volleyball. The first special designed ball for the sport was created in 1900. Volleyball took some of its characteristics from tennis and handball. The longest recorded volleyball game was in Kinston, North Carolina. It took 75 hours and 30 minutes. Over 995 million people play volleyball around the world. Volleyball burns calories, improves muscular system and enhances energy level. Also, it greatly improves in your hand-eye coordination. Volleyball is 120 years old right now, 2015. William G. Morgan created a game that was great exercise and had less physical contact, which came out as the sport of volleyball. Today, more than 46 million Americans and 800 million people worldwide play volleyball at least once a week. During the summer of 1976, at Will Rogers State Beach, the first professional beach volleyball tournament took place. It was called the “Olympia World Championship of Beach Volleyball”. Some top colleges that play volleyball are Duke University, Stanford University, University of Texas, and USC. Volleyball is an interesting sport to learn about!
Famous People

Some famous people who played volleyball are Misty May, Kerri Walsh, Karch Kiraly, Paula Weishoff, Logan Tom, Ron Von Hagen, Steve Timmons, and Flo Hyman. Karch Kiraly is the only volleyball player to win three gold medals (1984, 1988, 1996). He inspired the 1984 and 1988 USA Men’s Olympic Volleyball Teams by playing outstanding volleyball and encouraging his teammates to play their best.  Misty May is one of the best all-around skilled women’s beach volleyball player ever to play the sport. She is one of only three players to be named a two-time AVCA National Player of the Year. Kerri Walsh is currently beach partners with Mist May. They are one of the most famous beach volleyball teams in the world. Paula Weishoff is one of only four USA women's volleyball players to compete in three different Olympics. Paula Weishoff is one of the best attackers in USA National Team history. Throughout her career, Paula Weishoff was a dominating blocker and server. Paula is the only American volleyball player to have played in Olympic Games twelve years apart. Logan Tom is a phenomenal athlete and one of the most dynamic volleyball players in the world. She plays with strength, power. and grace. Logan Tom's impressive talent has made her one of the most famous volleyball players in the world today. Logan Tom is an international superstar that has played professionally in Brazil, Italy and Switzerland. Steve Timmons is mastered at back-row hitting, so combined with his outstanding front-row attacking skills, makes him an undefeatable player. Ron Von Hagen is considered the Babe Ruth of volleyball. He is considered to be, because he is a legendary beach volleyball player. He played in fifty-four tournaments from 1996  to 1972 never finishing lower than third-place. Flow Hyman is one of the greatest and most famous volleyball players of her generation. In 1985 she was named one of the All-Time Great Volleyball Players. Many of these players work hard and play hard to reach to the top!

That's it! I hope you learned something new today! You should definitely try volleyball, it is an awesome sport to play! I love it! 
Tell me in the comments what is your favorite sport to play and what is the most interesting factabout volleyball to you! 

See ya,
        Sarah :)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

My Book Wish List

Sup everyone! Lol I do not know why I said that. today I will be showing you some of my top books that I would love to get and read. (These are not in order)

1.  The School  for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes. The School for Good and Evil is a series this is the second book. This series sooo interesting and I loved it! Summary: After saving themselves and their fellow students from a life pitched against one another, Sophie and Agatha are back home again, living happily ever after. But life isn't exactly a fairytale. When Agatha secretly wishes she'd chosen a different happy ending with Prince Tedros, the gates to the School for Good and Evil open once again. But Good and Evil are no longer enemies and Princes and Princesses may not be what they seem, as new bonds form and old ones shatter. 

2. Untwine. This book sound so intriguing and quite sad. It shows teamwork and how a family survived their struggles. Summary: Two twins, soon to celebrate their seventeenth birthday, Isabelle and Giselle, close as can be though they have differences, in friends, in interests. A car ride to the concert, where Isabelle will play her flute, will change everything forever for, this family. A novel about grief, recovery and how to move ahead when one is missing. A strong family unit with some wonderful characters.

3. Auggie and Me. I have read Wonder and it was awesome. I loved that book. Auggie and me is about the thoughts of three other characters and their perspective of August Pullman. Summary: AUGGIE & ME is a new side to the WONDER story: three new chapters from three different characters - bully Julian, oldest friend Christopher and classmate Charlotte - giving an insight into how Auggie has touched their own lives. Thought-provoking, surprising, infuriating, heartbreaking and heartwarming, AUGGIE & ME is a must-read for the thousands of readers who loved WONDER.

So that is my book wishlist! Sorry I haven't been posting in a very long time. I just have a lot of stuff to do for school. Anyway have a great day! Which book would you like to get?

~ Sarah :)