July 2011

HEllo! So, this week I started take baking classes called Bakery Boot camp at UAA aka the University of Alaska! so far we have made cookies, bread, sweet rolls, pretzels, bagels, and pizza, and we are only two days in.

Here is some stuff that I have made, and brought home to make my family fat… (haha)

A blurry but overall picture of what I made today in class.

Sweet Rolls…

….The leftover sweet roll dough that we didn’t use, but baked anyway….

…braided bread with poppy seeds…

…and more bread…


I really like watching and doing different hair styles I see in videos.

This girl has a blog and videos of different hair styles.


I’m going to be trying them all very soon.

What if I was… the size of this plant?

I could sit under this tree and chant a chant..

I could play under this tree and dance a dance…

I could be under this tree and sew some pants…

What if I was… the size of this plant?

I could see the world in a whole new way..

I would fall asleep, just so i could see it in another day……….



Vera’s spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she’s kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything.

So when Charlie dies in dark circumstances, Vera knows a lot more than anyone—the kids at school, his family, even the police. But will she emerge to clear his name? Does she even want to?

Edgy and gripping, Please Ignore Vera Dietz is an unforgettable novel: smart, funny, dramatic, and always surprising

Maura and Patrick have escaped the desperate poverty and danger of leaving home in Ireland to face even greater peril as they continue their daring voyage to the New World with their friend Laurence Kirkle. Aboard ship, they are crowded into the stench-filled pit of steerage, where they come face to face with illness and death, trying their best comfort and protect eight-year-old Bridy, who has lost both her parents. They find themselves at the mercy of fellow passengers—shady characters like Mr. Shagwell, an American in dire need of cash, and the conniving Mr. Clemspool, who sails first-class with young Mr. Grout, haunted by his criminal past. Ahead lies their future in America, fraught with danger and more crisis than they ever anticipated.

Maura O’Connell, 15, and her brother, Patrick, 12, escape Ireland’s brutal poverty with only the belongings in their bundles and tickets for ocean passage. Sir Laurence Kirkle, 11, flees a life of privilege to seek justice. When fate brings them together, the three join forces in a daring scheme that may lead to freedom and glory…or dire consequences.