Showing posts from December, 2011

A little bit of everything, Stephie, & Shooting the Moon

Hey faithful readers!

Just getting back into blogging after a wondrous Christmas and soon to be the new year! I hope everyone else's Christmas was just as glorious as mine was. I know your just dying to hear what I received... and what I got :P Of course, right? Haha. Well I mentioned before that I had a hard time finding anything for my mom. Well I went to another one of my favorite stores, Pier 1 Imports, and found her this scented fragrance thingy. My mom loved it (or was she just acting...). My dad got my some hand sanitizer from my melting place, Bath & Body Works. LOVE IT! He also got me some candy and a beautiful necklace that is from some women in Africa! The good thing is that the profit goes to them to support themselves. I try to wear it everyday... if I remember... it's gorgeous! My bro got me Playdoh... I've been really into that now days, a notepad, and some really cute earrings and Christmas socks! I melt for socks... LOVE them! I got an ornament from my…

Kobe (pronounced co-ba, ba with a long a)

So everyone! Today my aunt and uncle took us to a Japanese restaurant (Note: not all Japanese food is raw fish) because we always get to go out somewhere with them as our Christmas present. The restaurant is called Kobe and from my title you should learn how to pronounce it! It had hibachi (do you know what that is?) which is where they have a big grill thing right in front of you and they use BIG knives and FIRE! The first course was some yucky soup that I later found out was, well you know chicken broth?, well this was fish broth... gross! The second course was salad and that was pretty good. I'll have you know that I have finally mastered the art of CHOPSTICKS! I ate the salad with chopies. Then this awesome Mongolian guy (yes a Mongolian in a Japanese restaurant. he look asian so he counts) came and did this show thing for us. He juggled with knives and spatulas (except it wasn't juggling...) it was more like what you see in ninja movies with nun chucks. It was awesome! Th…

Walking Through the Rain

Hey guys. Today I've been doing some searching for another book title and cover since the other one... didn't work. I wanted the cover to show that Elle's life isn't all she wanted it to be so I picked rain to represent the hard time she has. But I also wanted it to show something better! A light at the end of the tunnel (if you know what I mean). So I picked a little girl dancing in the rain. Overcoming the darkness of life! I though, "Hmm, now what title could go along with that?"

I came to the conclusion, that I thought was a good one, of the title: Walking Through the Rain. What do you think about the title? I'll show you the cover pics I was thinking of too.


Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

The moon awakening a sparkle on the new-fallen snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by nam…


Heyyy guys! My somewhat late night post (well not that late) is gonna be short... I've got a whole stack of books for Christmas vacation so I'll be blogging on them soon!

Anyway Shirley had another seizure today. Not good. Hopefully they will stop because I don't want her to have problems or anything!

My dad is a big hunter so he went out hunting again tonight and got another deer. His sixth I think! Even though I am a huge animal lover, I eat the meat and it is actually really good. Sea would agree with me there! She always begs me for my jerky at school...

I am proud to say that I have completed all my Christmas shopping! Yay! Finally! My mom is always the hardest to shop for so I hope she likes what I got her... I can reveal that after Christmas. For a while it had looked like we would have a green Christmas but it has been snowing pretty hard all night! Let's hope for a white one. Can you believe that it's almost Christmas already? It seems like it has just snuc…

Cheesy Yummy Muffin Cakes

Hello Everyone! Today I'm gonna do another book character for you! Today's person is Gigi, Megan's grandma who comes to live with her family. Gigi LOVES to cook and bake so I'm gonna share my favorite recipe with you.

It's called Cheesy Yummy Muffin Cakes (or Cheesy Bread/rolls)

2 cups Bisquick

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 teaspoon garlic

Mix all those together in a bowl then add 2/3 cup milk and mix again

When it is mixed well, bake for 8-10 minutes at 450ยบ
When finished brush the following on top of the rolls:

Mix 1/3 cup melted butter
and 1/8 teaspoon garlic
into a small bowl

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! Once you try it, email me at
and tell me what you thought to it!

Love Julyabelle

Christmas Party!!!

Today I had my family Christmas party with my dad's side!  I got a whole bunch of bingo gifts and money for more horse riding lessons. My horses name is Jackson and he is a really messy boy. I mean messy. He is a purebred painter. So sweet too. Except that the first time I saw him he stepped on my foot and flicked my face with his tail. I don't know if any of you know this, but horses tails are very wiry and it hurt. Anyway, I got to see my one year old twin cousins for the first time too. ADORABLE! Their names are Olivia and Lucy. Lucy shares my middle name, ha ha. I also got a little something for my secret santa girl at school from bingo. My apologies for not having time to do a book character today 'cause I've got to go to my brother's soccer game tonight.
Soon you'll see me jumping into my posts!

PS: this could be Jess's post but I don't think I want to do that with this one... I do her later.

Fashion Faux Pas

Hey everyone! Today, in honor of The Mother Daughter Book Club: Megan,  I decided to do some Fashion Faux Pas just like she did on her blog in The Mother Daughter Book Club: Pies and Prejudice. Everyday I will try to do different characters of books that I've read! NO COPIES SEA. So lets get started!

The ugly Christmas sweater (top) and  another ugly sweater of some sort (bottom)

Lacrosse shorts

Now that is a major fashion statement!
Those shoes look super uncomfortable
Poor dogs! (top and bottom)

An Indian sari (as in India) 

This dress is actually furry...

The classic unzipped zipper

More lacrosse shorts... better than the other lacrosse shorts?

I don't even know what to say about this. Maybe nothing needs to be said...

Argyle golf pants I on an OLD MAN! 

Too much of the same pattern. Not to mention the ugly yellow color...


A tan line. Wow. How could this guy walk around in public like that?

Another ugly Christmas sweater

Good News!

Hey everyone! Good news: my dog, Shirley, is doing so much better! She hasn't had any seizures since last time I blogged. Thanks for praying and, Sea, thanks for the condolences. If you are a Hunger Games nut like me, check out this site...
They have contests, news, many more cool things too. Check it out.

Also everyone, December 19 is Sea J's b-day so don't forget to wish her a happy old-people day.

Second Post for the day: although not for a good reason...

Hey everyone. Shirley and I were just playing a rousing game of fetch when all of the sudden I looked up and she was having another seizure thing! Not good. Three seizures in 24 hours. This isn't good for Shirley, but not good for us either because that could lead up to expensive tests at the vet. She had them every so often, but now... three in less than a day!? Hoping your own pets are fine and dandy...

The Berlin Boxing Club

Yo Readers!
I've been meaning to blog on a book for a while, but I've been feeling quite lazy lately. But before we do that, I'll tell you a bit about today. So today for school we had to walk to the library for a tour (to help some people know to understand it) because we have to find books for out research papers. We had to walk about twenty minutes there and then stood in a croaking hot library for a half hour and then went back outside and walked back to school for twenty minutes. When we got back our friend Crim (nickname for Christine) started feeling dizzy and she got really pale. She excused herself to go to the bathroom and didn't return for ten minutes. By then Sea and I had to go to band. After school she came to us and told us that she wanted to tell us something. We went outside and she told us that when she left she used the b-room and went to wash her patties. She was standing by the sink got really light headed. She said that she passed out and got up a…


Hey everyone! Today, as Sea J already said, we had choir solo tryouts. Mr. Scone (I always forget how to spell his name... did I do it right this time Sea?) posted the list of who made it outside his door. I took one look, saw my name, and scowled. I'm happy and all, but I also feel bad. Cause Sea really wanted this. It was all she was singing for about the past month (besides Silver Bells...) and she didn't get it. I did. Plus she also didn't get into the spelling bee and I did. I feel really bad and I don't want to be a hog or anything. Any advice?
Hoping for advice or condolences...


Sorry guys... second post of the day... but I forgot to tell you something important! I made the spelling bee! Yay! Not to brag or anything. But I am really happy.

Bible Homework

Hey guys... I have Bible homework and it is driving me crazy! I don't think I can answer one more question... anyways. Just thought I'd check in with you. See what kind of homework y'all had.
Love July

Thanksgiving Contest WINNER!!! (sorry for the delay...)

Hello Everyone!!! Today I'm gonna announce our Thanksgiving contest winner!!! Sorry it took me so long... the date just slipped by! To remind everyone of the prize that went with it, the winner will be able to control my blog for one post (must be approved by me... nothing inappropriate) and I will advertise your blog for 1 WHOLE WEEK! Now for our winner......... Drum role please!!! Bumbumbumbum!!! Our winner is... KARA TUCKER!!! Thank all for submitting your entries and I hope you had fun! Kara and I are in contact for her blog post and that will be coming up soon! Kara's blog is Her answers are below....

What 10 things do you love most about Thanksgiving?
(your answer can be one word or as much room as you need)

1. getting together with my family

2. eating the feast

3. making pie with my grandma

4. sleeping in

5. having off from school all week

6. being thankful

7. relaxing all day

8. getting presents

9. watching snoopy thanksgiving

10. hangin…

Don't you LOVE the new digs?

Hey guys! Today's reminder is that all your entries must be in my midnight tonight! I'll post a copy of the questions just in case someone forgot what they were.

To enter copy and paste the form below into an email and email me at
and I will select a winner who I think most fit and put the most time into it. All entries must be sent in by December 1. The winner will get posted on my blog on December 2 and will get to post something on my blog and I will advertise you blog for 1 week. Your post must be approved by me before it gets posted.

What 10 things do you love most about Thanksgiving?
(your answer can be one word or as much room as you need)











Love July