December 27, 2011

Christmas Celebration Giveaway Winner

And the winner of the Christmas Celebration Giveaway is.......


Congrats! I sent you an e-mail. :)

December 10, 2011

Snapshot Saturday- Christmas





Snapshot Saturday
 
 

Welcome back! This week's theme is Christmas. Decorations, Christmas trees, etc.


Rules
1. You may only enter one photo per week. You must have taken the photo yourself.
2. You must include include the button(above) in your post(or in a comment if your are using Flickr to link-up) or add the link to the current Snapshot Saturday.
3. You may either post or use Flickr to link-up.
4. You must link-up by Thursday night.
5. No inappropriate pictures, all must be rated G or PG.
6. I have the right to disqualify and/or delete any photo out the link-up that does not follow the rules.
7. If you have more then one photo in your post please specify which one you are entering.

Last week's winners(1 entry):
 Kelly-Anne! Great photo! I love the background and the angle. The only thing I would do is to edit it. Maybe add some warmth and brighten it a little bit. Congrats! You can grab your button by clicking Snapshot Saturday at the top of the page.

December 8, 2011

beauty in design challenge entry | week 2

I am super excited to be linking up to week two of The Beauty in Design Challenge! To see last week's entry click here. This week's challenge is to make a recipe card for Georgia Pecan Cake. Here is my entry:
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The photo and quote were used with permission from A Life Worthy of the Lord. Head on over here to see the other entries and maybe link-up yourself!

December 4, 2011

Christmas Celebration Giveaway(Closed)









Welcome to the Christmas Celebration Giveaway at Younique! The wonderful sponsor is:


      Here are just a few of the many packs she sells in her store:




Aren't those the most gorgeous digital paper packs you have ever seen? Shery K Designs' kits are by far my favorite. They are affordable, beautiful, and there are so many of them! If you want to buy one of these just head on over to her website or etsy. Shery has agreed to give one digital paper pack of the winners choice away to a lucky winner here! Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Be sure to "Click for instructions".

December 3, 2011

beauty in design challenge entry | week 1

I decided to link-up to the Beauty in Design Challenge this week. This weeks challenge is to create a post header and button for the challenge itself! Here is my entry:

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linking up// beauty design studios community

welcome december

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december means lots of things. lots of people having giveaways(including me, check back monday). christmas music being played all around me. although i put on my headphones and listen to my own christmas music. a tree lit and waiting to be decorated.

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a happy puppy licking peanut butter out of a jar(we give him the peanut butter jar when we can't get any more peanut butter out of it). it gets dark sooner(more night lights bokeh). finding out that my mom's camera doesn't shoot in full manual(just manual exposure).

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lots of pinterest surfing for christmas presents and picture ideas. getting excited for christmas break to start. watching little sibling put on "concerts". getting ready for a piano recital. lots and lots of excitement. what does december mean to you?

November 30, 2011

Giveaway Winners

First of all, I want to thank all of my new followers! When the giveaway started on November 1st I had 40 followers. Now I have 57! I was never expecting to have 100+ enteries.

The winner of the flower headband is.... Tirzah!

The winners of the 3 months advertising on my blog are... Carli Nicole and Zoë Sanger!

Congrats winners! You have 48 hours to respond to the e-mails I sent you, or I will have to draw a new winner. Thanks to all who entered! Come back soon for a new giveaway. :)

ps. Head on over to my mom's blog and enter to win these really neat little bracelets! 

November 27, 2011

--thanksgiving-- part ii

On Thursday night(Thanksgiving) we went shopping. There were some awesome sales! We went to several stores, although I only bought stuff at two of them. Aeropostale and Old Navy. :)

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I got this shirt at Aero for around $11! It is normally $26.50.
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I got these really comfy slippers at Old Navy for $5! They are normally $14.94.
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Now, I don't really need flipflops but I couldn't pass up Old Navy's $1 sale! They are normally $3.00.

We went home at about twelve thirty(am) and then slept in. On Friday afternoon we went shopping again. After Thursday night's purchases I had about $3 left. This is what I got:



Hand Sanitizer and Lotion- Bath and Body Works- $1
Headbands- Dollar Tree- $1
Mascara(my first makeup I have every bought!!)- Dollar Tree- $1

I had so much fun. I love shopping.. end of story.

ps. Isn't my puppy cute?

November 26, 2011

--thanksgiving-- part i


The holiday started on Wednesday, no school! My aunt and uncle came on Wednesday night, all the way from New Jersey. Family. Food. Shopping. Photos. Those four words pretty much some up my life the past few days. On Wednesday night I realized that I had totally forgotten that I really wanted to take pictures during Thanksgiving. So my wonderful dad drove me to Walmart. :) Let's just say that not having a camera for a while makes for one photo crazy girl... and allot of pictures.

The food was amazing. My mom baked a turkey in the oven and my dad grilled one. Personally, I prefer oven baked. But, everyone had their own opinion.

 There was a little big puppy that was very interested in the holiday decor(We have to watch him carefully around the decorative pumpkins and squash otherwise he will steal them).

 We actually had to set up two tables, there were thirteen of us. There was allot of laughing, fun, food, and just being with family we hadn't seen for a few months was enough to make me happy.


The past few days have been crazy. We went shopping several times(more on that later) and I got some really cool things. :) Right now it is a great feeling just to sit down and relax.

November 20, 2011

where i'm at...

camera wise... i'm saving up for a new camera! right now i'm leaning towards a canon t3 or t3i. any suggestions? right now i need allot more money, but i have been babysitting allot. :) while i wait for enough money to buy a new camera i'm using my mom's pentax dslr. which needs new batteries.

photo taking.. right now i can't take any photos until i buy some new camera batteries. seeing as both my point and shoot and my mom's dslr are out. i'm planning on going on a photo shoot with rebecca soon. also, i have a person interested in me taking some pictures for them, so i'm hoping that works out! :)

this blog... right now i really am enjoying blogging! i can't wait to get more camera batteries so i can take some pictures. this whole thing of no batteries is really bothering me..

giveaways... don't forget to enter my headband giveaway! there are 10 more days left to enter. i'm also planning a christmas giveaway! want to sponsor? click sponsor at the top of the page or e-mail me for information.


November 19, 2011

Snapshot Saturday

Head on over the Rebecca's blog to enter this week's Snapshot Saturday! The theme is books. Plus check the Snapshot Saturday page to see a list of the upcoming themes, hosts, and dates of Snapshot Saturday! Last week's winners will be posted on Reflections soon. :)

November 15, 2011

when i started blogging(link up)


When I started blogging...
  • I took photos like this:
and this
 and this...
  • Tucker was little!
 Isn't he cute?
haha he looks like a squirrel in this picture. :)

  • My blog designs looked like this:
  • My blog name is Emilie's Place(then Sit. Stay. Good Dog., then back to Emilie's Place, Livin' 4 the Savior, Pupsqueak Photography, PupSqueak, and now Younique). Sadly, though I deleted most of my older post while switching to the name Emilie's Place again.
  • I mostly posted about Tucker. :)
  • I used allot of exclamation points.
  • I posted on my laptop(which is broken as of now) and I took photos using a point and shoot(now I use my moms dslr).

//linking up to Discover Captivating.

November 12, 2011

a new prize added to giveaway!

I added a new prize to my giveaway! A second and third winner will receive three months of advertising on my sidebar! How cool is that? Also I added a new entry. Head on over to my giveaway post here and check it out!

Snapshot Saturday- Reflections


Carli Nicole is a teenage girl with a passion for photography. She loves to laugh with her siblings, who are her best friends. She enjoys blogging and music; is a writer, lover of books, and hopeless romantic. Jesus saved her long ago, but she will never forget how He changed her life. She strives to honor Him in everything she does. She has chocolate curls and blue eyes. She blogs at Reflections, and would be pretty happy if you came to visit her.



Snapshot Saturday- Reflections

Click the button above to head on over to Relfections where Carli Nicole is hosting this week's Snapshot Saturday!

November 11, 2011

a new design!

So what do you think of the new design? This time, I didn't do it myself. The lovely Grace from Grace Anna did it for me! She was so easy to work with and the first draft was in my inbox the same day I contacted her!

ps// right now it is 11/11/11 11:11pm. :)

me.


hi! i'm emilie. thirteen years old. christian. Jesus Christ is first in my life. klutz. horrible self picture taker(the photo above was taken my almost sister rebecca). i'm not even close to being perfect. i have two siblings who i don't spend as much time with as i should. i spend way to much time online. so now that you know a little bit about me i'm going to answer Abigail's questions. :)

1} What's the nerdiest/geekiest/weirdest thing about you?
Well, some people might think it is geek like or nerdy that I like and enjoy playing with html. One weird thing about me is that my ankles randomly collapse when I'm walking. That was actually how I sprained my ankle, I was hopping down the stairs on one foot and the foot I was hopping on collapsed and I fell. Bad idea. :)
2} If you could live in a fictional universe from any book, movie, or television show, what would it be?
Narnia would be an awesome place to live. :) 

3} Little or big, practical or frivolous, what is one of your favorite items in your house?
I love my bed. Whenever I'm in my room I'm normally hanging out in or on my bed.

4} Do you like animated movies? If so, what is your favorite?Although I prefer non-animated movies I do like animated. My favorite is Tangled. :) Which I'm going to watch tonight. 

5} What is your favorite household chore?
Probably cleaning my room. :) I know I'm weird, but I enjoy organizing stuff.

6} What's your favorite thing to get at Starbucks (or your favorite coffee shop)?
Well, seeing as I have never bought any coffee at Starbucks, I normally go to the gas station and I like the White Carmel something or other(I can't remember its exact name). Although I do really like to go to the little coffee shop on Main Street. :)

7} What is your favorite pizza topping? 
Pepperoni! Although I do enjoy cheese. 

8} Waffles or pancakes?
Waffles! Although, that is because I get pancakes more. 

9} Do you like to play games? If so, what is your favorite? 
 Yep! Board games, Wii games, Computer games... My favorite would have to be Life with credit cards. 

13} Picasso or Norman Rockwell? 
What?

14} Do you like carpet, tile, or hardwood floors?
I like carpet when I want to get comfy but hardwood floors are pretty.

15} If you could put one thing in a safe under your bed, what would it be?
Only one thing? Hmm.. probably the jewelry that I have from both grandmothers.

16} What's your favorite condiment?
I prefer nothing but on hamburgers I like mustard, pickles, and a little, tiny, bit of ketchup. 

17} Have you ever thrown up on someone (excluding when you were a child)? 
Nope. :) 

18} What was the last thing that made you laugh? 
My friend Rebecca. :)

19} Think fast...what's the first song that pops into your head? 
Lots and lots of Christmas music. :)


November 9, 2011

let it snow. :)

So today was our first snow. :) Of course I took some pictures!



And the snow is sticking! :) I am very excited and happy. Have you gotten any snow yet?
-emilie
ps. A new design is in the workings check back within the next few days.

a giveaway @ allie photography

So Allie from Allie Photography is having a great giveaway! She is giving away one camera backpack!
Isn't that awesome? You really need to go check this giveaway out here.

November 8, 2011

just a few random things

On Monday Rebecca and I got to go on a half hour photo shoot. While she got some amazing photos of me(see her post here)... well let's just say most of the pictures I got of her turned out blurry. Well, it was a good learning experience and we decided to go on another as soon as possible. 


Nanowrimo has been going pretty well. My current word count is 7,137 while it should be 11,666 by tonight. I'm not worried though because I will catch soon. 


I have recently switched from doing school in the morning to doing school before I go to bed. It seems to work allot better and I am going to continue it.




Well, right now both my camera and my mom's camera(the one I almost always use) have dead batteries. Neither one has rechargeable so I will have to buy some more. I took the above photo while Rebecca was in her piano lesson(after our mini photo shoot). I am seriously considering doing a three-sixty-five project, kind of relaxed, more as a way to improve my photography. I have a few ideas on that which I will share later.


What have you been up to?


ps. Go check out this awesome giveaway here! Grace is giving away an awesome blog design. If you enter by following this link please comment on her post saying I sent you and both you and I will get an extra entry! Cool right?

November 5, 2011

Snapshot Saturday- People + Winners




Snapshot Saturday

Welcome back to Snapshot Saturday with Becca and Em. :) Don't forget that Snapshot Saturday is now at Rebecca's blog every other week. This week's theme is people!




Rules
1. You may only enter one photo per week. You must have taken the photo yourself.
2. You must include include the button(above) in your post(or in a comment if your are using Flickr to link-up) or add the link to the current Snapshot Saturday.
3. You may either post or use Flickr to link-up.
4. You must link-up by Thursday night.
5. No inappropriate pictures, all must be rated G or PG.
6. I have the right to disqualify and/or delete any photo out the link-up that does not follow the rules.
7. If you have more then one photo in your post please specify which one you are entering.






Last week's winners were:
In first place is...
Lilly from Belle Fleur Photography. I love the edit! The focus is beautiful and you are drawn right to her eyes. The only thing I would have done differently was to move the camera down a bit so it showed her whole body. Great job!

In second place is...
Cari Nicole! This photo is awesome! The frog is in such a cute position and I like the background. I would have zoomed in on the frog a little bit more and/or edited it so that the frog stood out.

Congrats winners! Click Snapshot Saturday above to grab your winner's buttons!

November 4, 2011

a day with me.

I have seen some bloggers do it and thought it would be a neat idea so on Tuesday(November 1st) I took one picture an hour(about).
10:00am woke up and started my NaNoWriMo novel.

11:00am snack time!

12:00pm time to do science.

1:00pm more writing.

2:00pm writing.. plus chocolate

3:00pm went to the library and took a picture of the building beside it(they're tearing it down, in case you didn't know)
5:00pm Nathan waiting for supper to be ready.

6:00pm on our way to the library for my Youth Advisory Committee meeting(was there till 7:30pm)

  8:00pm time for school.

9:21pm heading for bed. :)


ps. all these pictures were taken with my point and shoot(it was easier to carry around with me) sorry for the low quality.