Sunday, August 31, 2014

Moving Vlog

Finally getting this video up. . . Wow, I am such a slacker. It took me TWO WHOLE WEEK.

Well, I've finally finished editing and uploading my moving vlog. I feel kinda bad because I didn't really film a lot of it either. Life has been kinda sorta a little bit crazy, so I didn't have a lot of time to film or edit.
I hope you enjoy it anyways!

Also, I'm working on the Liebster blogger award, so that should be coming out soon :D
<3 Alexis

Sunday, August 24, 2014

End of Summer! Tag

OO! Another tag I've been asked to do? (Feeling extra special. . .) Thank you Elinor :D

My friend Elinor, from, has asked me to do her End of Summer! tag. Its basically a mish mosh list of stuff I did this summer!

So with out further ado, I shall get started! Enjoy!

I. . .
Took a week long vacation to Texas (Austin and the DFW area), during which my family spontaneously decided to move to Frisco, Tx.

Posing by a pond in Austin
Dad armed with stuffed animals, ready for the road!!

Went to a film camp at SLU, where I created a Fashion documentary with my group! We got to tour around downtown St. Louis to get footage, and I learned all about video editing!
(the camp blog:
Made my own back pack with floral fabric, large jeans, and a sewing machine!
Before. . . 

After. . .
Went BACK to Texas to look at houses! (to see Vlogs, visit my YouTube channel)
Went to a summer camp at the YMCA called Summer Stock, where we performed Aladdin Jr.! I was a CIT (Counselor in Training), therefore I did backstage crew.
A camper made these bracelets for me. How sweet! <3
The backdrop. One of the counselors and I spent hours drawing and fixing the paint.
It turned out amazing!!
On the last day of camp, the children were allowed to do the CITs and
counselors' hair and make up. Aren't I beautiful?
Had an awesome surprise birthday party with my friends in our kitchen!
 Went on a trip to Trout Lodge with my good friend Elinor, where we had lots of fun swimming and boating!
Elinor, Paddling away!
Emma, Ben and Dad in a canoe.
Dad looks so comfortable!! >u<

Baby birds, in a nest in the lakeside pavilion.
 Had a goodbye party with some of my close friends from school!
Barely passed my Driver's Test, and got my License.
Drove by myself with my siblings in the car, and no one died!! :D
Cleaned my room just for my friend (thanks Elinor!! :P)
Carried half a house's worth of stuff into a teeny tiny UHaul truck. (Backbreaking work I tell you!!)
Drove to Texas in two days.
Unloaded the truck and moved all the stuff up three floors of stairs.
Organized-ish our appartment.
Enrolled in school in Frisco.
Us at the new school, after driving four hours from Oklahoma!
Went shopping alot for school supplies, house essentials, and food.
Got allergic to Peanut Mochi (this morning. . .)
Flat lookin' Mochi.

Well, that about sums up my summer! I want to say nothing great or exciting happened but that's a big ol' lie. PLENTY happened. Its just that it didn't go the way I planned, but hey, when has life ever gone as planned?
School starts tomorrow and I'm a bit nervous, but also a bit excited. Wish me luck! :D

I hope you found this somewhat interesting :) I'm proud of the fact that I included lots of pictures. Hope you all had good summers!

<3 Alexis

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Moving Day!!!

Ohhh no. . . I hope I haven't forgotten anything important! But, I guess its time to go!!

Hey guys!! Today is moving day and this morning has been quite the hassle! We finished up the loading of the UHaul Truck, and I did some last minute box-stuffing. It feels very strange, because my room still has quite a bit of stuff in it. We aren't leaving this house for good, because I'll be back for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Besides, the apartment couldn't possibly carry all the junk I've been collecting over the years :P

Anyhow, I'm kind of excited to get there. That way we can actually enroll in school, and then I'll feel like I belong somewhere. I'm just SOOO tired from all the box carrying and stuff.

Well, that's about it. If you wanna keep up with like how moving is going in video form I want to keep like documenting the trip on camera so, you can go to my YouTube channel to find those videos, but they might not be up for a while.
Sorry the picture got flattened in the uploading process, I'm not usually that pudgy. . .

Kay love ya!
Bye :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

5 More Days

I've been really enjoying reading Inky Quill and Paper's Blogust series. . . Does that make me a creeper? I think I want to start some diary type entries too. . .

What's up everyone? My count down is telling me that we have less than five days left until the big move to Texas! Its still hasn't really sunk in yet that I'll be leaving. . . But it's the start of a new adventure!!!

Anyways, I thought I'd write a little about my day today (because I've been inspired by Holly :) Thanks Holly!!)

So, yesterday, I got my drivers licence- finally!! (my birthday was in June). I was so excited to have it! Despite the fact my dad told me that I wasn't going to be allowed to drive alone for a month for safety reasons, I drove four times today. ALONE. This morning, my mom told me I was to go to the bridal store with her, except to drive myself. We have a family bridal store, and she wanted me to film some training videos.

I drove to the store by myself, bringing along my laptop and camera. When we got there, it was too busy with customers for me to do anything, so I sat in the "Sewing Room" for a good 3 hours. I couldn't even connect to the internet, so I just listened to the Harry Potter, Prisoner of Azkaban audiobook while drawing pictures... Finally I was like "Mom, could I just go home and eat lunch? You can call me when you're NOT busy." So she said I could go home.

I drove home alone. I did stop by Dierbergs to buy a drink and some cookies. Then I went home and ate lunch. I then sat around and tried to clean my room a bit. Didn't work, but my mom never did call me.

Finally, in the afternoon, she called and said "Emma has an appointment today, please drive her to the store for me!" So then, I drove both my sister and brother to the store. I WAS SO PROUD OF MYSELF, because none of us died :P My mom then took Emma to her appointment, and I took Ben to McDonalds to get a DVD from RedBox. I met a class mate there, which was weird for me, because I haven't been going to school. School technically started Monday, but we're moving, so I didn't go.

Then I took Ben home, and I wasted some more time. For dinner, we went to Hardee's, but came home, because it smelled like gasoline in the area. My mom was paranoid that the place would explode. There was recently a gas explosion in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, a bit away from my grandma's place.

Anyways, we ate dinner at home, and I played a couple games of Chinese Chess with my siblings. During which, while we were talking, Ben came up with the term "Kenfrucky." Its an abbreviation for "Kentucky Fried Do Do Birds"LOL.

Well that's about it for now. My siblings and I are getting banned from our computers tomorrow, so we can focus on packing. . . So I'll see you from Texas next time!!

<3 Alexis

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Photography Lessons From the Car

Ohhh. . . the things boredom does for one's mind. . . 

Hello there! I was in the car a couple weeks ago, waiting for my parents to finish up what ever they were doing in our family Bridal Shop. I got soooo bored so I took some pictures to share :) ( I added a few other pictures from elsewhere, just 'cuz)
This is from when my dad drove my brother to a recplex for a night with a friend. There was this photo taking machine by the door that was taking quick sample pictures of the people just standing there, so Emma and I had a little fun with it :P

Aren't we just so GANGSTER? We are the most SWAG people I have ever met. 


My hair dangling oh-so-artfully out of the car window in the car sideview mirror.

The reflections of other cars in the sideview mirror. Aren't I so delightfully creative? (the answer is sadly. . . Not really, lol)

A pic of my favorite pair of shoes. I just love them so much! I wear them everyday. Fashion tip: Converses go with EVERYTHING :) (even this guy told me so. . . so I assume its true)

Alright, I hope you enjoyed these strange and random pictures of my life! Thanks for stopping by!

<3 Alexis

Friday, August 8, 2014

What?! Its AUGUST.

Oh, don't mind me. I'm just freaking out a bit because it is AUGUST...(cue face of utter surprise) WHAAAAAT??

Goodness gracious. Last I checked it was July. When did August come about?! I feel like lately, my life has gone into double fast forward mode (is that even a thing??). Summer camp is over. . . And although so much is happening around me, I really don't know what to do with myself. I'm bad at writing so I'm just gonna list what I've been doing:

1. Gradually packing my stuff in to boxes for moving!
2. Watching lots and lots of YouTube
3. Constantly scrolling through Instagram
4. Writing mini letters to all of my friends :)
5. Reading blogs (it was Holly's Blogust that reminded me it was indeed August...)

It doesn't look like much, and that is exactly why I feel like I don't know what to do with myself :P

My family and I will technically be moving in less than two weeks!! YEEP!! So. . . I need to start getting back into the school mode and stuff.

Well that's about it. . . Soooooo (sorry my life isn't more interesting at the moment...)