Thursday, 20 June 2013

Throwback Thursday: Prom 2012

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It's prom season! Today, the grads of my old high school had their prom, and as I started seeing the photos pop up, it got me reminiscing about my own prom last year! It was held at the Capitol Event Theater, and old movie theater converted into an event venue! It was a beautiful building. Here are some pictures from my own prom!

My prom dress that I got for only $25!

My friends and I decided to take a schoolbus rather than a limo. Class to the max!

Me and some of my friends.
Looking through the pictures has gotten me all teary-eyed, missing my lovely friends! Luckily, I've gotten to see a handful of them this summer.

What were your proms like? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo Sophie

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Weird and Wacky Wednesday: Tattoos


I have always been fascinated by tattoos, and whenever I see someone on the street or in a store with tattoos, I always try and get a closer look to see what it may be. I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to tattoos I like! And I have already planned out all the tattoos I want to get in the future, and I'm going to share my ideas with you guys!

1. Tattoo: 5 point star

Location: wrist
Reason: I have had 5 sponsored children, all from different countries, but even though we are far away from each other we still all look at the same stars. (cheesy, I know, but I love it. Simple, but meaningful.)

2. Tattoo: The Jesus fish (Ichthys)
Location: ribs
Reason: Ichthys means Jesus Christ, God's Son, Saviour. The fish is a Christian symbol that in the early days Christians would use to identify each other. One person would draw the first line, and if the second person drew the second line to complete the fish, they would know that they were both Christians. It's basically a means of identifying as a follower of Christ! 

3. Tattoo: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13) in Spanish
Location: shoulder
Reason: This is my favourite Bible verse. It is such a reminder that I can't rely on myself in tough times, but I CAN rely on God! It will be in Spanish because one of my sponsored children, Madeley, sent me this exact verse in Spanish saying it was her favourite verse as well.

4. Tattoo: Psalm 40:1-3
Location: foot
Reason: Another of my favourite Bible verses! I want it on my foot because it talks about God setting my feet on a rock for a firm place to stand!

5. Tattoo: "Yeah, the road gets harder, but it's not much farther. It's gonna be alright."

Location: back
Reason: This is a line from one of my favourite NEEDTOBREATHE songs, More Time (link: lyric video of the song). It's just super inspirational and encouraging and I love it! The road is always going to get harder, but you just gotta keep going! (For those of you who don't know, NEEDTOBREATHE is the best band ever and you should totally listen to them because they are actually incredible.)

6. Tattoo: Treble clef turning into a staff
Location: starting behind ear and going down neck
Reason: Music is a HUGE part of my life, and I can't imagine my life without it. It really calms me when I'm feeling anxious.

7. Tattoo: OUTSIDER

Location: forearm
Reason: Yet another NEEDTOBREATHE-themed tattoo. They are seriously my favourite band. Their song, The Outsiders (link: live acoustic version on a radio show), is my all-time favourite song - not just by them, but literally of all time - the first time I heard it it really stood out to me! I don't know exactly what their meaning behind it is, but my interpretation is that as Christians, we are outsiders because we are set apart. People will always be looking down upon us, but we are called to love everyone no matter what they do. This tattoo will be a reminder to me that I am an Outsider, and that's ok, because God will always love me. I'm not very good at putting my thoughts into words, so sorry if that didn't make much sense.

Alright guys! Sorry that this is up really late! I had a super busy day but I wanted to put this up for you so I'm finishing writing at 2am. 

I hope you liked this post and if you have any further questions about why I chose these particular tattoo ideas, please leave a comment below and I'll try my best to answer!

Also, leave a comment with tattoo ideas that you have for yourselves, or tattoos that you already have! As a tattoo enthusiast, I'd love to hear about yours!

Talk to you tomorrow!

xoxo Sophie

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Daily Themes!


So as I've been getting back into blogging, I decided that I want to have a little bit of structure and have a theme for each day! That way, it will help me keep on track with blogging, and it will just be fun! I was brainstorming ideas last night and here's what I have so far:

Monday - Makeup Monday

I'm not a huge beauty guru, like so many other amazing blogger/vloggers on the internet, and I don't know very much about makeup, but I do quite enjoy wearing and buying it from time to time! On Mondays, you can look forward to product reviews/reactions, products I've been loving, fashion pieces, etc.

Tuesday - Talk About... Tuesday

If there's one thing I love, it's to TALK! Whether it's about TV shows, books, movies, current events, or even what's going on in my life! On Tuesdays, I will just sit down, and talk to you guys about whatever is on my mind!

Wednesday - Weird and Wacky Wednesday

I am EXTREMELY weird, and I think that's a good thing! So Wednesday will be dedicated to all things weird!

Thursday - Throwback Thursday

For those of you who use Instagram, this won't come as a surprise to you. For those of you who don't, Throwback Thursday is a day where I will talk about things of the past, memories, nostalgia, you get the picture! You may see a few baby photos here and there!

Friday - Favourites Friday

It's coming to the end of the week, so this day will be dedicated to talking about my favourite things of the week. Lots of vloggers do monthly favourites, but my opinions change so quickly that I don't think I have many things that I love for an entire month!

Saturday - Storytime Saturday

Lots of embarrassing things happen to me, so I'll tell you about them!

Sunday - 'Spirational Sunday

Yes, I shortened the word Inspirational. So sue me. Here you can expect inspirational quotations, Bible verses I love, what my Pastor talked about in church that morning, whatever!

I'm also thinking about having monthly themes every other month, where every day of the month, along with my regular daily post, I will have a post catered to that theme! I've only thought of a few so far, but here they are:

- The 30 Day Snap (as talked about in my previous post)
- Cooking with Sophie (This past year at university I was super lazy about cooking, but I want to branch out and cook more healthy/exciting things! I'll post the recipes as well!)
- A Song A Day (I'll share what song is currently stuck in my head!)

Alright! So those are my ideas so far! If any of you have any suggestions for other monthly themes, OR if you absolutely hate my weekly ideas and you have a better one, leave a comment below with your suggestions! I'd love to hear them!

I really am looking forward to posting these!

xoxo Sophie

Monday, 17 June 2013


Heyoo!!'s been a while, hasn't it! The time has just gotten away from me, and I really don't have any excuse, other guessed it...laziness. There have been plenty of times where I could have written a blogpost, but honestly I just kind of forgot about it! :/

Anyways, I'll give you all an update on what's been going on!

1. I finished Supernatural. Crazy finale!!! Totally bawled my eyes out, as per usual.

2. I've decided to continue going to Brock for Con-Ed. I did a lot of research about Film, in all different aspects, and I DO still really like it, but I think in order to really know if I want to switch programs I am going to have to keep going in my current one to see if I still like it! We'll see how second year goes!

3. I got my wisdom teeth out on Wednesday! I'm still a little sore, but the swelling has gone down quite a bit so I don't look as much like a chipmunk anymore, and I'm starting to be able to eat solid foods, little by little. I had Mac 'n' Cheese today, and it was delicious.

4. I'm actually leaving for camp on Friday, and that's actually the reason I started blogging again: I want to do something that one of my favourite bloggers/YouTubers, SprinkleOfGlitter (I linked her YouTube channel), started, called the 30 Day Snap.

Basically, over the course of 30 Days (or is July 31 days? I can never remember), you take a photo each day and upload it to your blog. I've decided I'm going to take my photos at camp, and then on my hour off when I get internet I will try to upload them to here over the course of July. Hopefully it will work out! You can read Louise's original blogpost HERE.

5. I've been learning bar chords on the guitar! Hooray!

I'm still a little rusty, but practice makes perfect, so I'm going to keep practicing :)

I think that's all for now!

Have an awesome week, and talk to you soon, hopefully!

xoxo Sophie