Thursday, March 9, 2017

You are a Badass: Jen Sinerco

So I had been wanting to read this book for a while but it was never at any library I went to. But my little brother ended up giving it to my mom for Mother's Day last year. I thought I would read it since I am home and have been wanting to for some time now. I honestly thought this book was going to be so inspirational and awesome! Kind of like the book "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert was for me. I loved that book and it was definitely the perfect time in my life to read it. I guess I thought this book would have the same effect on me but it did not.

It wasn't bad. On a scale of 1-10 I would probably rate it a 5. There were some parts that I thought were interesting and some good quotes and I pulled from the book. But other parts were not inspirational for me. She has a really long section all about money and how if you "will" it, it will come to you sort of thing and I just could not get into that mindset at all. So while it wasn't my favorite it wasn't bad. I was probably let down more than I should have been because I went in with high expectations.

Quotes I liked from the book:

"Everyone is living in their own self-created illusion." 

"It's not your fault that your fucked up. It's your fault it you stay fucked you." 

love, Carlee 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Scrappy Little Nobody: Anna Kendrick

I loved this book. It was the first book I read in 2017 and the first full book I have read since last June. Crazy I know. I really like Anna Kendrick and it was fun getting a glimpse into her life and
childhood. I had know idea how she really started out, I figured her first role was Twilight but she actually started on Broadway in New York when she was a kid. I also loved her in Up In The Air with George Clooney.

She is witty and charming and honest. I am not sure if we would be friends in real life as her sarcasm is very heavy haha. She gives you inside info on Zac Efron and George Clooney and the Twilight gang. I had to google some stuff she was referencing in her book like the movie Camp. I thought she was really funny though and if she ever came out with another book I would definitely read it!
love, Carlee

"Pretty in Pink was wrong. You can fall in love with Duckie!" -Anna Kendrick

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

My brother's wedding

My brother's wedding was about a month ago. January 28 to be exact and the bride and groom just got all the photos back. They also got the original digital copies so they could share with everyone. That is one thing I regret about my wedding, having an old school photographer that doesn't give you all the digital copies. It was fun to be able to look through all 1200 + photos and pick out the ones I liked the best and just download them straight to my computer. I love the ones of all the girls getting ready in the hotel suite and then my next favorite ones are the ones of the reception. My favorite part of any wedding, including mine, was the party and dancing part! 

Unfortunately, my leg was/ is broken during this time so I was on crutches or my scooter but everyone including bridesmaids I had just met were SO NICE and helpful. I think that it one reason I like these photos a lot. You can't even tell I have a broken leg and I look halfway normal again! yipppppeeee haha. 
My mom actually did the wedding cake. She used to be a wedding cake decorator years ago and she did my wedding cake 3.5 years ago. While it was stressful for her to do this cake, it turned out lovely. And a bunch of soon to be brides had asked if she would do their cake, she probably won't but I think it's really flattering to know she did such a great job. The last photo is one of my favorites, it the only time I got to dance without crutches. I am dancing with my brother's best man who I have known since I was 14. 11 years!!! It was a really fun night and now I need someone else to get married so we can go to another good party.
love, Carlee

Wedding details
Photographer: Vera Pash Photo
Venue: Court in the Square, Seattle WA