Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Day Threeeeeeee of Tech!!

Last night was AWESOME! We had a costume rehearsal and all the costumes are gorgeous!!! I am starting to warm up to everyone and it's starting to be alot of fun!! The older girls have kinda started accepting me into there little group, and the little kids love me now and climb all over me!!
Me and the guy who plays Gilbert Blythe have poking wars, and The little kids decorated foam heads for wigs with makeup.. XD

Yesterday, I had to add some more stuff to my plate. I now have to help older Diana (I am saying there stage names) quick change for the tea party with Anne! I also have to help young Ruby Gillis Unbutton the back of her dress.

Yesterday at Rehearsals, when younger Anne hit young Gilbert in the head with the slate, it BROKE!! It was really funny!! It didn't hurt him or anything. The acting is really good, and some of the parts with older Anne made me have tears. This production is going really well, and our director is really happy with it! 

Today is my sister's birthday! She is turning 12!! We are going to take her out to eat and to the mall! She is going to get a second piercing on her ears!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tech Day 2!


Yesterday night was much more interesting, and fun! I will be watching the younger kids during the show, making sure they're quiet! We play alot of games so it's pretty fun! Plus they are all hilarious!! I haven't really talked to any of the girls my age yet.. they all are really good friends so it might take a couple more days to warm up to them. The good thing is my confidence has been growing, so that has been helping alot!

My director lets us wear pj's to rehearsal! So usually I wake up in the morning, do my school work, work outside, and then get a shower and go to tech. Last night I was there until 10! It is kinda eating up my whole life this week, but it gives me something to do and I just love doing anything with the theatre! 

I also have another job, which is helping to carry things off of stage at different times throughout the production. (Two hours long) So it's kinda crazy, watching the kids and then leaving every once in a while to help with the stage. I enjoy the commotion though because it makes me feel like I have a purpose! 

I have noticed, alot of the kids there are kinda rich and spoiled. That doesn't mean they are mean or anything like that, they are actually very nice people, but some of the girls my age look down at me just because I work on a farm and enjoy being outside all the time. *Sigh*

All together it is a great production, and I think I will start to really really enjoy it soon! How are you guys!! Anything new happening this week?!

Monday, April 27, 2015

The Horror and Awesomeness of Tech Week!

Recently I have been partying, eating food, and TRYING to make friends. It was my sisters birthday party Saturday and it was alot of fun!! But Yesterday I started something awesome that I hope I can do without getting upset..
 I started Tech week for Anne of Green Gables! I am working backstage with a friend! The hard part is making friends... because all of these people know each other really well, and I just arrived. I found it pretty easy with the younger kids because I am good with little kids, but the girls my age are always in a group and I feel so disconnected from everyone. I really need to work on my people skills. I'm the kind of person that could act on stage in front of millions of people and be ok. But if I have to confront somebody on my own, without a script, I get shaky and awkward. I'm a pretty awesome person once I've talked to someone for 5 minutes, I just need the chance to actually get to that 5 minute mark. Does anyone else have this problem? Any advice?!
Other than that the first day of Tech week was pretty cool! I hung around my friend and the little kids mostly.They did feed us doughnuts, so that was pretty awesome! Today Tech starts at 6 pm and ends at 9:30 so I am trying to work up some confidence today! Hope you guys had a great weekend! I have been working on a lot of posts, there all in draft form and not finished yet.
Adios Amigos!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Computer Programming

Hey guys! So lately I have been learning programming on a website called Khan Academy! I use this website for school but they also have alot of other free courses! I actually think it's quite fun! For the programming course, they give you different thing to create! This lesson I had to make a plate of food! I'm learning alot and enjoying it a ton! You should definitely try it out!! If you mess with the numbers onn the left it changes the way the plate looks! Try it out!! (I have no idea why this text is yellow,..... sigh)

Spin-off of "Project: What's for Dinner?"


Made using: Khan Academy Computer Science.

I Wanna Be A Disney Princess!

So! Lately I've had the biggest obsession with Disney... Well, let me put that straight. I have ALWAYS been obsessed with Disney, but now I am obsessed with wanting to work there. SO this is how it goes..

RANDOM HUMAN BEING: So, Mae.. what do you want to be when you grow up?

Me: Ummmm, a Disney Princess....

AND THEN I GET LAUGHED AT! But that is besides the point.
I just really really really REALLY like Disney World!

Princess Garden, Festival of Fantasy Parade by, Jennifer Lynn (CC BY 2.0)

Not to mention, what Disney lover wouldn't want to BE a Disney Princess 4-5 days out of the week!
Also the gowns are so romantically long and frilly.

But then again it's got to be a hard job. You have to go out in the heat of Florida with a ton of makeup on in a hot dress and smile for hours. But every job has its cons right?

Besides, I would be acting all day, and being with kids, so those are two things I love so much combined! Also your family gets free part tickets sometimes.

But then again, I would have to live in Florida where there is no good farmland or anything like where I live now. And my family would live far away. 

So there are so many great things about the job, but also some not-so-great-things. But wouldn't it be FUN! 

I wonder what princess I look most like.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Singing - Every Rose has it's Thorn

Hello Everyone!
So I finally got around to recording a song, I do want to say that I was trying to stay quiet so I am sorry that the bridge of the song (though it's been a while now I can still feel so much pain.....) was a little pitchy. Other than that I am pretty happy with it! I am singing Every Rose Has It's Thorn by Poison! Hope you enjoy!

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Feed your Friendship

 Friendship by, Julian Povey (CC BY 4.0)
Friendship is a strong human interaction.
It feeds our need for love and socialization.
Everyone needs someone to spill there problems, crazy experiences and life to.
So BE THERE for your friends because you may be all they have.

Monday, April 13, 2015

12 Need-To-Know Facts About Writing! (Guest Post)

Hey everyone! The very lovely writer Victoria has created a wonderful post for us! You can visit her wonderful blog HERE!

12 Need-To-Know Facts About Writing
By Victoria Grace Howell

Novels. Articles. Blog posts. Short stories. Poems. These are just a few of the many types of writing. Since you’re reading this post, the product of writing is already a small part of your life. But have you ever tried writing yourself? Are you a writer? Have you thought of writing and just never carved out the time or thought you weren't the type? Maybe you’re just wondering a bit about these strange writer folk you've heard about. Whatever walk with writing you’re on or not on, here are twelve things you need to know about writing as a whole. 

1.) It Takes Commitment – If you want to grow in your skill as a writer, you have to commit yourself to the craft. That means setting time aside in your day to work on it. That means staying consistent when you post your work if you blog or write for a site. That means sticking to deadlines self-made or made by others. To become better at this craft like with school, sports, hobbies, or any other such thing, you have to make writing important in your life.

2.) It Takes Work – The words aren't always going to flow. The muse will flee. You’re going to have days when you really have to push yourself to get the words out or one’s that you’re so busy you barely have time to get a sentence down. It isn't always going to be fun, but if you want to complete that poem, that novel, that blog post, you have to make yourself go on.

3.) It Takes Study – Many people think that writing can be done anyway anyone wants and it’s acceptable. This isn't true. There are many rules and guidelines and such in writing like there are play rules in sports. These rules are to improve the craft and make it the best it can be. You can find out about these tips in many places from craft books to online seminars to blog posts to writers conferences. On my blog I offer a lot of tips about the craft. Blog posts are great, because they’re a free resource!

4.) It Takes Practice – You aren't going to instantly become an amazing writer in a day. You will have to write articles after article, novel after novel, poem after poem to improve. The more you write and study writing the better you’ll get. 

5.) It Takes Courage – If you want to take your writing somewhere, you have to do scary things. You have to post your articles and blog posts on the web and people may or may not like them. You have to ask people for feedback and see what they think. You have to submit your novel, poem, article, ect. to editors and agents to be published and they may accept or reject you. It’s daunting, but this is the way of the craft.

6.) It Takes Endurance – Sometimes you’ll have to get up a bit earlier or stay up a bit later to get your word count in for the day. Sometimes you’ll receive rejections from editors and agents. Sometimes you’ll lose contests or someone will say something nasty about your work on your blog or Amazon. A writer must learn to endure these hardships and carry on despite the odds.

7.) It Takes Connections – Who you know matters. This is why going to writers conferences, mingling with other bloggers, and joining writing groups is so important. They can give you a leg up and you can help each other out. Because I knew an author at a conference, he put in a good word for me to a publishing house editor. Because I decided to talk to another author at a book signing, I found the amazing writing group Go Teen Writers. Because I decided to speak up to Mae, I’m guest posting on this lovely blog. 

8.) It Takes Time – Despite all the work you put into this, time is always a factor. You must wait for readership to build up on your blog. You must wait to hear back from that editor or agent. It may not be your time to be published yet. This prerequisite patience can be maddening. Believe me, but if you keep on working hard, you will prevail.

9.) It’s Fun – All of that hard stuff aside, writing is an awesome thing. With it you create stories, worlds, people, anything you want from your imagination. Anything you can dream of you can write. It’s limitless creation.

10.) It’s Satisfying – When you finish something you’ve written it’s one of the most satisfying feelings in the world, especially when it’s something like a novel that you’re spent months or even years on. Even if you finish something short, you feel good about yourself. You pushed through and did it!

11.) It’s Therapeutic – Writing can help you when you’re going through a tough time. You can write poetry about a tough experience or give some of your hardships to a character and make them conquer the issues. You can get out secrets on the page you don’t want anyone else to know, but it’s out of you instead of festering inside.

12.) It Reaches People’s Hearts – Writing doesn’t have to help just you, but it can help others too. Your advice can help people grow in writing or cooking or sewing or another skill. Your novel dealing with depression could speak to someone with that illness and even save their life. I know an author that has received over a dozen emails saying his books saved people from taking their own lives. You don’t know who your stories will reach. Your story could be the thing someone needed to hear. It could inspire them.

Though writing is hard and sometimes frustrating, it’s the most fun and satisfying thing I've ever done. It’s why I've chosen it to be my career. I want to touch other people and give them hope. If you set your mind to it, you can too.

Any questions? Would you like to know anything more specific about writing?


Victoria Grace Howell is an award-winning, aspiring writer of speculative fiction. In 2014 she won the Teen Writer of the Year Award at the Florida Christian Writers conference and in 2015 she won the Beyond the Steeple Award. She also edits for the Christian site Geeks Under Grace. When not writing she enjoys drawing her characters, blogging, learning Kung Fu, cosplaying, and a really good hot cup of tea. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and her blog! On her blog she posts about writing tips, geeky things, her books, her journey as a writer, and tea reviews.


Thanks Victoria for such a wonderful post!! Be sure to visit her blog!! 


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tag! Get to know me!

Hey guys!  I hope y'alls week has been going great! I decided to do a little tag for a boredom buster, and to help you guys know more about me! Here we go!


Vital Stats -
Name - Mae :)
Nicknames - I don't really have a "nickname" but my little sister calls me Mayzee pronounced (may-zeey) It kinda reminds me of corn. -_-
Birthday - September 13th. I was born on Friday the 13th, in September DUN Dun dunnnnnn.... Fun Fact: In the middle ages, people would kill there babies if they were born on a Friday to spare them a life of pain and unluckiness.


Place of birth - USA. Near the beach!
Star sign - I'm a Virgo!
Occupation - Ummmmm blogger?! I guess I could say actress?


Appearance -
Hair colour - Brown
Hair length - Kinda Medium, about a couple inches under my shoulder.
Eye colour - Hazel. My eyes are brown but in the sunshine or light they are green!
Best feature - Either hair or eyes I guess. XD Definitely not my nose....
Braces - yes...... sadly

Piercings - I mean, I have my ears pierced but that is all. 
Tattoos - nope (maybe someday) 
Righty or lefty - Righty! 

Firsts -
First best friend - Her name was Anna, but she moved to Idaho.
Award - Ummm I think it was that I won a running race.

Sport - I played soccer for a little bit.
Real holiday - Halloween was the first holiday I lived.
Concert - ummm I can't remember.

Favourites -
Film -  Ugh hard. Emma or Lotr
TV show - Downton Abbey, Burn Notice, Gilligans Isle
Colour - Blue, red, buttercup, and mint green. Can't decide between them all!
Song - Ugh. I like so many songs. I really like the band, "Onward Soldiers"
Restaurant - Hmmm "Mountain Fried Chicken, or ummmmmmm ANY PLACE WITH JUNK FOOD.
Shop - Does Tractor supply count?
Book - Anne of Green Gables, Emma by Jane Austen
Magazine - Idk I don't really read magazines! 
Shoes - I only have 3 pairs of shoes plus my work boots, so probably my cowgirl boots that go to my ankle.

Currently... 
Feeling - Pretty Swanky
Single or taken - Single! I am not really interested in boys. Besides I am 14!
Eating - A tortilla with lemon curd! Yum!
Listening to - My sister sleep talking! She is growling and talking about birds and finger puppets???
Thinking about - This post and if anyone will even read it!

Watching - My sister sleep talk, and a nasty stinkbug crawl down my wall. DOUBLE EW!
Wearing - Grey T-shirt and white pants with silver stars. I am in my pj's!

Future -
Want children - Most probably.
Want to be married - Definitely!
Careers in mind - A school phycologist, or the long shot of being an actress!
Where do you want to live - Anywhere that suits me! I haven't traveled enough to know!

Do you believe in...
God - No
Miracles - I guess. I wouldn't say I believe they're actually real, I just like to pretend they are!
Love at first sight - Yes!
Ghosts - No
Aliens - It's possible, but hard to imagine. 25/100% I guess
Soul mates - Yep
Heaven - Not really. I haven't made a decision on it yet.
Hell - No, same as heaven ^^^
Kissing on the first date - Well, I don't know about this. I don't think it could hurt, but only if you know right off he is the one?! Idk. 
Yourself - I believe in myself 99.9999%. The other .1% is my singing skills. XD

Do we have anything in common?! Comment below!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Be my blogging buddy?!

Hellloooo!! Because of my recent family adventures, I feel my blogging time has been slimming down. I in no way want to take a break, so I thought YOU guys could help me! 

Guest Post on My blog?!
If you are interested in writing a post, to put on my blog, that would be awesome!! Not only would that help me fill my blog with awesome posts for all of you, but it would help advertise your blog if you have one! If you are interested comment below or email me at:
Maesbloggingwithstyle@gmail.com

I hope you all have a magical week full of awesome events!!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

5 Springy Facts You Probably Didn't Know!

Spring is here! We can feel the warmth on our skin, hear the chirping birds and animals, and smell the fresh flowers and plants growing. Here are some springy facts to get you in the right mindset!

Tulips by Keromi Keroyama (CC BY 2.0)

1. During the 1600's in Holland, Tulip Bulbs were more valuable than gold! This was because they symbolized love, life, and immortality.

baby_chicks by Kabsik Park (CC BY 2.0)
2. Chickens have over 200 different noises to communicate with each other!

In the bamboo forest  by, aotaro (CC BY 2.0)
3. Bamboo is actually considered a tropical grass and can grow over 100 feet tall!

Persephone by, Alexander Affleck (CC BY 2.0)
4. The Greek Goddess of spring was Persephone. It was believed that she was the queen of the underworld during Winter, but returned to Earth during spring to preside over rebirth!

Broom by, 1024greenstreet (CC BY-SA 2.0)
5. The earliest known use of the term, "Spring Cleaning" was in 1857.

Spring is my favorite season, because it represents love, and life. What is your favorite season?! Do you know any fun facts that have to do with spring?! Comment Below!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Crazy Busy Week.

Hey everyone! 
Last week was super duper crazy and I didn't even have time to touch my computer! I finally have some time so I'm am going to start planning some posts, be looking out for them!
 Some picks from last week!