Monday, May 22, 2017

We got Nominated for 2 Awards!!!

Hello everyone! It's Melodie here. As you can tell by the title, we got nominated for 2 awards! Thank you so much Geeky Girl from The Dolls of Texas for nominating us. We are so excited to receive our very first awards.

Also, as a side note, we are going to posting very soon. We have been so busy and we will talk more about that later, but for now, let's get on to the awards.

Blogger Recognition Award

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Give a little history on how your blog got started
  • Give 2 pieces of advice to new bloggers
  • Nominate 15 other blogs
History

So, we started our blog on July 27, 2015, but Lexi and I had been planning a blog for a long time before. We would write blog posts on Word documents, add photos and send them to friends. Our inspiration came from The Salty Breeze. Chrissa and Elizabeth were friends with Lexi, who lived in Florida before moving to Tennessee. Lexi and I were inspired to start our own blog, and our dream became a reality in July of 2015. If you want to read a more detailed history, click here to read our post about how we started blogging.

Advice

1. Don't worry if you don't have a ton of views

Something we've learned in the past year is that the number of views we get on our blog doesn't matter. Yes, we love to have people see our blog, but a number doesn't define who we are. We write posts because WE want to.

2. Blog about what you love

Blogging should be fun, and writing about something you love is fun. Plus, it's a great way to share what you love with others. For example, I love to write and take pictures, so blogging about what I'm doing is a lot of fun for me. Write about what you love, and you'll feel a lot prouder of work in the end.

Nominations


Anyone who started their blog in July

Sunshine Blogger Award

Rules:
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer 11 questions and ask 11 questions
  • Nominate 11 people and let them know
Q&A

(As Geeky Girl did not ask any questions, I'll answer the same ones she did)

1. Do you have a pet?

Yes, I have two. Anna the Yorkie and Lauren the Pug.

2. What would you tell your younger self if you could go into the past?

Have fun, because once you grow up, life gets a lot more complicated.

3. If you could get a unicorn, what would you name it and what would it look like?

My unicorn would be white with rainbow spots and a purple horn and hooves, and I would name it Sprinkles Cupcake Unicorn.

4. What is your favorite book series?

The Chronicles of Narnia or the Anne of Green Gables books.

5. What color is your hair?

Dirty blond, I guess.

6. What is your favorite show/movie?

My favorite show is Masterchef Jr or So You Think You Can Dance.

7. If you could be rich for one day, what would you buy?

A better camera, a bigger house and put money in the bank for a car.

8. What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is anything with chocolate, especially if it also has peanut butter.

9. Who is your favorite Disney princess?

Rapunzel or Belle. Rapunzel is very adventurous and brave, and Belle is so sweet and loves books, just like me.

10. What's your favorite social media?

I don't have a social media, but I guess YouTube kinda counts. I don't have a YouTube channel. I just like watching videos.

11. What is your biggest dream?

To be an actress on Broadway and to write novels for teenagers.

Questions

1. If you could be any animal, what would you be?
2. If you could star in any musical, what musical would you want to star in?
3. What do you like to do in your spare time?
4. What is your favorite book that you've read in the past 6 months?
5. What is your favorite subject in school?
6. What is your least favorite subject in school?
7. Are you an early bird or a night owl?
8. If you could go anywhere in the world for a vacation, where would you go?
9. What is your favorite theme park?
10. If you could do anything in the world for a job, what would you do?
11. If you could have any animal in the world for a pet, what animal would you have?

Nominations


Anyone who loves Unicorns!

Thank you so much Geeky Girl for nominating us. I had a ton of fun answering the questions.

What inspired you to start blogging?

~Melodie


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Why Haven't We Been Posting

So, yeah, why haven't we been posting? Did we suddenly just decide to give up the blog? Well, no actually. We have just been super busy. Rehearsals for Anne of Green Gables are going really well, but we have had to add rehearsal on Saturdays. That means we don't have a ton of free time to post because we're busy during the week with school and our weekends are busy too. We have had to work on homework on Sunday afternoons, which leaves no time for posting. So, that's why we haven't posted in so long. We are going to try and post more often, but we aren't sure how exactly that will work. We hope to have a little more time once some of our other activities finish off for the year.

Again, sorry for the lack of posts with no explanation.

~Melodie and Morgan

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Behind the Scenes of Rehearsals


Hello people on the Internet. It's Lexi again. My sisters asked me to do a post about rehearsals for Anne of Green Gables, and of course I said yes. So, I followed them around with a camera to document a rehearsal. My friend Sierra was also there taking pictures, so between the two of us, I think we got some good shots. So here we go.

At the beginning of every rehearsal, the director has the cast do a group photo. The rehearsal was just for everyone in the school scenes (except the boys and teacher, who were practicing in another room), so here is the picture


The director always likes to have a theme for the photo. In this one, everyone has a friend or sibling to hug, except Anne (Morgan).


Let the rehearsal begin! The director was placing everyone in their spots on the benches for the school house. Sadly we didn't have benches to work with, so we improvised.

Quick disclaimer: I am not in the cast. I am only in the picture because Briana was busy and couldn't make rehearsal, so I filled in for her.


Here is everyone practicing for the "Christmas concert". There will actually be a song, and Diana (Cameron), Jane (Kaitlyn), and Ruby (Emily) will have solos in it.


The rest of the cast learning the song, except for Anne, Diana, Jane and Ruby..


Who were off practicing another scene for the director. This is the one where the four girls are reenacting a scene from King Arthur, and Anne floats down the river.


Another scene from the Christmas concert. The little girls are going to be fairies, and Anne is fairy queen. Morgan was busy rehearsing, so Sam stood in so the director could get a feel for what it would look like.


Now onto some fun pictures. There is always a break during rehearsal, and everyone always hangs out. Ella and Elizabeth decided to cartwheel.


Riley, Hazel, Sam and Charlotte hung out together in the corner.


Morgan insisted on taking a selfie with her "friends" from the cast. (In real life, they are amazing friends as well.)


Audrey, Summer and Charlotte. They are so much fun, and I love how they're just being silly.


The little girls wanted in on the action, so they had Sierra get a photo of them.

Rehearsals went really well, and everyone did a great job. I bet the finished product is going to be amazing.


Melodie and Morgan always end with a question (although I don't quite understand why), so here's mine: Would you like me to do more behind the scenes posts? If so, what would you like to see? (there's two questions now)

~Lexi

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello everyone and Happy Thanksgiving! Today we are giving thanks for the many blessings in our life, and we wanted to take just a moment and share some of the things we are thankful for with you.

#1 A Chance to Share Our Lives through Our Blog

We are so grateful that we have a chance to share our lives with all of you. We love getting to write posts, take pictures and put together a story for you. We appreciate all the kind comments and questions you post in our comments.

#2 Friends and Family

Our blog would not be possible without the help of our friends and family. They are always so supportive of everything we do, and we know we can count on them to think of new post ideas and have fun putting together posts.

#3 Fantastic Readers

Of course our blog would be nothing without our fantastic readers. We love reading all your comments and seeing all the views for our blog. You have blessed us in so many ways, and we are so grateful for you.

We hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as you remember the blessings in your life. Thank you so much for all the support you have given us on the blog.

Happy Thanksgiving!
~Melodie and Morgan

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Cheerleading, Theater and Twins: An Interview with Kaitlyn

Hello everyone! It's Morgan here with my friend, Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn and I thought it would be fun to do an interview, and so here it is. I will be writing in lime green and Kaitlyn will be writing in purple.

Hi Kaitlyn! So glad to have you here.

Hi Morgan! Glad to be here.

So, for our readers who don't know much about you, how would you describe yourself?

I am a theater-loving, pom-pom waving, cartwheeling and tumbling twin.

So, you're a twin? And do you have any other siblings besides your twin?

Yes, I am. I have a twin sister named Cameron, who is older than me by about twenty minutes. We're the only children.

That's really cool. So you said you're a pom-pom waving twin, which I assume mean you do cheerleading?

You got it. I have been cheering for about seven years now, and I really enjoy it. I have always been really outgoing, so cheering in front of crowds isn't scary. Plus, who doesn't love pom-poms and bows?

I know I love a good bow. So what else do you like to do besides cheerleading?

I love to act and be on stage. I also love singing, dancing and spending time with my sister.

That sounds like a lot of fun. What plays have you been in?

Hmm... I have to think about that. I've done a lot of community theater, which is usually a lot of musicals. I've done Beauty and the Beast Jr., where I was a servant and a villager. I was an orphan in Annie, and I played Elizabeth (one of the students) in A Little Princess. I've also done The sound of Music where I played Brigitta. Cameron has done some plays with me, and we always enjoy getting to act together.

Wow, you've done a lot. What musicals do you want to do?

The Wizard of Oz sounds like a lot of fun. I'd also love to be in Wicked someday.

Wicked is pretty neat. So, what are auditions usually like for you? Are you ever nervous?

I do get pretty nervous before auditions. It's scary to know you're competing against a bunch of people for one role. I just remind myself that I've worked hard and am giving it my best. If I don't get the part, it means I wasn't what the directors were looking for to fill that role.

How do you usually prepare for auditions?

Most auditions will have you sing so many measures of a song and perform a one-minute monologue. Most auditions you aren't supposed to perform anything from that show. There are also a few songs that aren't good, such as "Maybe" from Annie or "Somewhere over the Rainbow" from the Wizard of Oz. I usually try to pick a song that shows my range and also relates to the character I'm auditioning for. Same with the monologue.

Wow, There's a lot of thought that goes into the audition process.

There is. It's pretty stressful, but I think waiting to hear results is harder. Usually I hope to get a callback, which is where you go in and read from the script with other selected actors so the directors can see how well you work with others. Then after callbacks there's the suspense of waiting to see the cast list. I can't tell you how many minutes I waited hoping to see if I got into a musical.

I'm sure it's all worth it when you find out you get in.

Exactly. It's a great reward for all the hard work that goes into the audition.

Well, thank you so much for doing an interview with me. It was lots of fun to hear about cheerleading and all the theater you've done.

Thank you for having me.

I hope you enjoyed getting to learn a little more about Kaitlyn. You can find links to her introduction post here, as well as learn about her sister, Cameron.

If you would like to see more interviews like this one, comment below with who you think we should interview next.

What did you think of this interview?

~Morgan

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Hello everyone and Happy Halloween! Hope you had a fun candy-filled night (or are planning to have one in the near future). My sisters are just about to head out the door (after everyone can find their shoes) and I am going to hang at the house and pass out candy. Our neighborhood is really big, and we have a lot of trick or treaters. I can't wait to see what everyone dresses up as.

Here are pictures of what we went as this year. I did not go, as well as Lexi and Karriss. The rest of our family and friends did, and without further ado, here they are!


Here is everyone is their costumes. From Left to Right
Ella as a Jedi; Emily as a Wind-Up Doll; Hazel as a Cowgirl; Audrey as Bumblebee; Summer as Poison Ivy; Briana as a Civil War girl; Riley as a Woodsmaiden; Ariel as a Hula Dancer/Hawaiian; Morgan as a Hippie; Elizabeth as Cinderell; Samantha as a Minion; Kaitlyn as Minnie Mouse; Sierra as The Scarecrow; Gracie as an Ozian; Cameron as Dorothy; Ariana and Anna as Munchkins and Charlotta as a Dog Walker


Morgan thought it would be cool to experiment with different angles. It took a chair and a few times, but I love how this picture turned out.


Bumblebee and Poison Ivy
(DC Supergirls)


All of the girls from Oz.


Disney Characters


Themed Characters


My Favorite Costumes


Riley and Briana


Experimenting with lighting. I love how you can see Ella's shadow on the wall behind her.


Our Sweet Little Munchkins


Minnie Mouse spinning Cinderella


Look out Minnie! There's a Jedi behind you!


The Battle Continues between Poison Ivy and Bumblebee


Selfie


Oz meets Minions

So, the following pictures are little scenes we put together as mash-ups between different characters. I won't tell you the stories, so pick your favorite and comment on what the story is for that picture.


Scene #1


Scene #2


Scene #4


Scene #5


Scene #6

We hope you enjoyed getting to see pictures of all the girls in their amazing costumes. It's so much fun to see the unique costumes on the streets. Happy Halloween!

What were you for Halloween? And be sure to comment if you have a story for one of the scenes.

~Melodie

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Black and White Photo Shoot by Sierra

Hi everyone! It's Sierra. Melodie and Morgan said I needed to do a post with some of my photography for the blog. I was so excited when they said I needed to post, cause I've always wanted to blog.

I have been experimenting with black and white photography recently. I have always enjoyed the simplicity of black and white pictures, and I always wanted to try doing some of my own. Here are the results of my experimenting. I used my puppy, Brownie, to do some, because she is so little and stays still for me if I bribe her with treats. I also used some of the objects around my room. Hope you enjoy.

 
Here's Brownie. Who can resist those cute puppy eyes?

Brownie with a blanket I got for her. What a sweetheart.

My feet with these rocks I got from somewhere. It took a little creativity to get this shot.
My hat. I wear this one whenever I am out taking photos in the sun. It is very stylish, and I love it.
Another picture of Brownie.

My stuffies. They are all animals from The Secret Life of Pets. I love that movie.

My little turtle I got on vacation one time.

Can you spot the elephant? I promise there is one in the photo.

So, that's all the pictures I took. I had a lot of fun taking this pictures. Hope you enjoyed them. Comment below i what your favorite picture was, and if you saw the elephant.

~Sierra