Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Prince Charming

I like reading romance novels, watching chick flicks and my favorite t.v show is Once Upon a Time. Every girls dream is to find true love and live happily ever after.  Yet human love will disappoint us and nothing on this earth will truly fulfill us. God's love is greater than anything we can ever read, watch or see on this earth.  His love is real and will satisfy us. I wrote this poem a few weeks ago to describe how Jesus's love completes me. 

Prince Charming

I used to spend my days reading fairy-tale
In the hopes that I’d have a happy ever after
I’d dare to wish that my dreams could prevail
I’d daydream of adventure and laughter

Of thrilling chases on mighty steeds
Of a prince charming that would save me
But my heart is so lonely it bleeds
I feel so empty I could drown in the sea

That’s when you came, riding into rescue
To save me from this solitary tower
I have been searching my whole life for you
I have been waiting for this very hour

You have awoken me with true love’s kiss
You have healed my heart and made it whole
I am drowning in your love, in pure bliss
You have broken sin’s curse that held my soul

You are my God, my Savior, my King
You have rescued me in every way
Jesus you’re my true love, my Prince Charming
The only one who can take my breath away

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Even Miss USA Falls

Everyone has bad days. But just because it’s a bad day, does not mean it’s a bad life. Today might be one of those days for you or it might be the best day you've ever had. Regardless it is sometimes nice to know that no one is perfect and that even the best of us make mistakes. Here is a compilation of some of my favorite videos, some that make me outright laugh and others that always make my day a little brighter.

1. Worst soccer free kick ever.              
 Maybe the grass was wet?       
2. Baby laughing. This baby...
This is what you call rolling on the floor laughing.

3. Ugly free throw. You'll understand once you watch it. 
I think his team mates reaction is the funniest part.

4. Kitty vs. Apples. No video compilation is complete without a cat video. 
Sometimes our problems are smaller than we are making them out to be.

5. Even Miss USA falls

Even Miss USA falls once in awhile, the important part is getting up like queen.  I love how she claps for herself, gets up and keeps walking head held high. Plus even though she fell, she still looks beautiful!

I hope some of these videos made you smile. Please comment below your favorite one :) 

Friday, July 19, 2013

DIY Photo Display

 Hello everyone! So I recently saw something similar to this photo display on Pinterest and knew I just had to make one for my room. I hope you enjoy the pictures and tips on how to make your own!
 My Mom actually found this piece of driftwood a few years ago at the beach, but you could order some online or just use a sturdy branch ( I would recommend cleaning it before so there are no bugs or bark).
 I got my rope at Michael's Arts and Crafts. You could use anything from fishing line to twine though, just make sure it is sturdy as it will be holding a lot.
 I tied simple knots to secure the rope to the driftwood. I decided to have three columns of photos, but you can really do as many or as few as you desire.
 I bought these really cute and tiny clothespins at Michael's Arts and Crafts. (I think Walmart might have them too). Then I just clipped all the pictures where I wanted them!
 It was my sister's idea to tie knots before each picture. Play around with it and see what you like best :)
 Make sure everything is secure. I tied the ropes onto the wood and hung it up before I put the clipped the picture onto the rope.
 I didn't clip all the clothespins in the same direction to give it a more laid back feel.
 Mine ended up being pretty heavy, so make sure you have a strong nail or screw to hold it up.
 I didn't make my pictures or the columns even because I liked how it looked a little asymmetrical. I like this project a lot because you could recreate it in so many different ways.
 I wanted to have some pictures with family, some with nature (my room is beach themed), and a quote I liked. My sister and I took all of these pictures and I printed out the quote from online :) The nice thing about this project is that the pictures can be interchangeable later on.
Hope you enjoyed this, don't forget to leave a comment and check out my other blog posts! Feel free to ask me any questions as well :)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Safe or Brave?

Would you rather be safe or brave?
Often times in life this is the choice we face. On one hand we can stay where we are and be guaranteed safety. Yet on the other we can take a leap of faith and be brave. Choosing safety is easy, it keeps everything the same. We don’t have to adjust or step out into new territory. Yet safety is boring, and lonely. Safety never tries new things or meets new people. Safety is insecure and would rather stay in the shadows than call attention to itself. Safety never gets applause or feels success. It never makes mistakes or learns new skills.

Choosing bravery is difficult, it’s uncomfortable and terrifying. It requires boldness and faith. Yet bravery is thrilling and exhilarating. Bravery brings change and new experiences. With bravery comes joy, laughter, and memories. Bravery feels victory and triumph. Bravery can look back and say “wow I really did that.” Bravery has no regrets. Bravery is a choice not a feeling. No one ever feels brave. God calls us to bravery and promises that He will be right there beside us helping us the whole time. 

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

*Sidenote: I got this necklace at Charming Charlie's and wrote in the quote! You could probably do this with any locket type necklace :)

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

My Everyday Hair Routine/ Soft Heat less Curls

Hello Everyone!
So today I'm going to show you how I style my hair on a daily basis. Let me begin by saying that my hair is pretty thick and wavy. It can be frizzy and poofy and I used to never know how to manage it. So a few years ago I began experimenting with different ways to style it and finally found one that worked well for my hair. That being said this might not work if your hair is thin or stick straight.
First I wash my hair. Recently I have been using Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy shampoo and conditioner.

 After I lightly towel dry my hair, I put in a couple of sprays of It's a 10 leave-in product. It makes my hair feel soft and look shiny.
 I then comb through my hair using a wide tooth comb, to fully distribute the product and get rid of any tangles. If you need to brush your hair I would recommend doing so while it's still wet.
I then wait 15-20 minutes for my hair to air dry a little (my hair takes forever to dry, so after 20 minutes it's still a little damp). Next, I pour a quarter sized amount of Garnier Fructis Style Curl Cream and distribute it throughout my whole head focusing on the ends. This is by far my favorite curl cream because it doesn't leave my hair crunchy or stiff, but helps curl my hair and tame frizz.

 I then divide my hair into two equal sections to create two low pigtails, securing them with hair ties (the hair ties are optional, but I find it easier to multitask). This allows me to twirl my hair and do other things. I normally twirl them in the same direction, but I guess it doesn't really matter. I wash my hair at night so I twirl them while I get ready for bed, or watch TV. I then go to sleep, so my hair can finish drying overnight. If you wash your hair in the morning you can twirl your hair while you get ready or eat breakfast. If you really don't have time to let them air dry you can blow dry the pigtails on low heat while twirling them (I recommend using the diffuser attachment on your blow dryer).

And my hair is done! I hope this information is useful and has given you ideas or tips on styling your hair. Everyone's hair is different, so this is by no means a proven method on all hair types. Please comment if this helped you or if you have any questions :)
Thanks for reading!
- Susy

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

50 Random Facts About Me


   I decided to start a blog! It's the summer, and I have always like the idea of having a place to write and post random things. I named this blog WhatSusyDid because I like the book What Katy Did and I think the name perfectly describes what I will be posting on this blog. So as a sort of introduction I decided to post the tag 50 random facts about me as the beginning of a grand adventure that I hope you will join me on :)
50 Random Facts About Me
1) I sometimes brush my teeth when I am really stressed (I have no idea why, but it makes me feel better).
2) I live by the beach, but I love traveling to the mountains.
3) My faith is the most important thing in my life, I love Jesus and pray about everything.
4) I like doing a lot of things, but I am not especially good at one particular thing. ( If that makes sense)
5) I tend to over think situations and make a bigger deal out of things that aren't really that big of a deal.
6) I like to be optimistic about everything, but it can sometimes get annoying for other people.
7) I used to be terrified of roller coasters until I forced myself to go on one and told myself I was going to like it. Now I love them!
I love dancing ballet so much so that I will randomly find myself standing in first or fifth position (ballet poses).

9) I spend too much time on the computer.
My favorite bible verse is Colossians 3:15-17.
11) I love the outdoors, I once went backpacking and camping in North Carolina for a week!
12) I like how my nails look when painted, but I am too lazy and impatient to actually paint them.
13) I hate mushrooms, olives, and tomatoes.14) I drink hot chocolate almost every night before bed.

15)  I rarely straighten or use heat on my hair because I think it takes too long and I am too lazy.
16) I have an unhealthy addiction to chocolate.
17) I spend too much time on Pinterest. 
18) I have always wanted to start a Vlog, but I would have no idea what to say. 
19) I once got the perfect attendance award in high school...I made sure the next year to skip at least one day of classes. 
20) I like wearing two necklaces at once, one short and one long. 
21) My favorite color is sunshine yellow, like literally the color of the sun. 
22) I tend to think out loud, which can be a little annoying for my sister who I share a room with. 
23) I am 18 years old and just finished my freshman year of university. 
24) I didn't realize 50 was a lot of things to write about...
25) If I start reading a good book I won't do anything else until it's finished. And that includes responsibilities and chores.
26) I have a snack everyday at 4 pm.
27) I have 3 older sisters whom I am very close with. 
28) Sometimes I think I should have been born in the 19th century or maybe just live in a Jane Austen novel.
29) My current major is Elementary Education (but I might switch). 
30) Whenever I get new clothes I wear them all within the next week.
31) I test Phlegmatic- Melancholic on a personality test. (Those of you who have taken them will know what I am talking about)
32) I am from Guatemala, but I was born in Virginia.
33) When I was younger I used to think that when someone was dreaming in their sleep they would literally leave their bed and disappear for a little while. If I couldn't find my Mom, my sisters would tell me she was dreaming. 
34) I am always in search of new music and I love listening to different bands or singers. 
35) I know I said I was optimistic, but I really don't think many people will follow me or read this blog.
36) I think my next post will be a daily hair routine.
37) I once showed up at the wrong house for a birthday party, it was really awkward.
38) I am extremely ticklish, and I laugh when they check you at airport securities. 
39)  My favorite days in Elementary school were the D.E.A.R (drop everything and read) days. 
40) When I think something is really funny I say "Ow" (I'm not sure why...maybe because it's so funny it hurts?).
41) I like dipping my french fries in my frosty.
42) My favorite ice cream flavor is cookies and cream. 
43) I once baked red velvet cupcakes with canola oil instead of vinegar...they turned out very spongy and weird.
44) I tend to refer to a lot of objects or things as a puppy. Example "Let's put this 'puppy' in my purse."
45) I refer to nice t-shirts as blouses.
46) I rarely change my profile picture.
47) I like taking pictures, but I always forget to.
48) My best friend is my sister Rebecca.
49) I love traveling and want to go everywhere.
50) I doodle all the time and in all my notebooks and textbooks.