54. Have a party, 58.) Have a Disney movie viewing party where are people need to “be our guests”, but it won’t be “under the sea” 88. Spa day

Well, with a somber heart, I begin this post. Today is Tuesday, August 13, the last day of summer. Also, with total sadness, I have to report that we didn’t finish all 101 things during this summer vacation. I guess life just gets in the way of things that really do matter. I apoligize on behalf of myself and Alicia for letting all 36,759 of you (or whatever) down. It’s sad to me to think that we had such high aspirations and we failed. 144 things were  a lot, but 101? Next summer, there will only be 50 things because it’s better to have quality over quantity, right? We don’t want to have a repeat of last year and for go bowling, we played wii bowling..that is not the point. The point it to enjoy everything we do and make people smile.

Now, yesterday, Monday, Alicia and a few of our friends came over to my house to get blog stuff done. However, what ended up happening is I made dinner (and it was delicious) and we sat around and enjoyed each others’ company. When we did decide to do stuff, it was 12:00 in the morning and well, it didn’t happen. So, I guess our little pow-wow could be considered a party because there were people, food, and enjoyment. I think that counts.

After our friends left the next morning, Alicia and I completed two blog items: the first was spa day, number 88. Spa day for us was using my Love Lettuce face mask from Lush Cosmetics and painting our nails.

The wonderous stuff that makes our faces amazingly soft and clean.

The wondrous stuff that makes our faces amazingly soft and clean.

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Alicia and I just finished putting on our face masks. Looking hot as ever, right?

Alicia and I just finished putting on our face masks. Looking hot as ever, right?

All clean!

All clean!

After, we painted our nails and didn’t take any photos. I picked a watermelon-y color and Alicia picked a sparkle-y red. When we finished our nails, we were going to have a Disney movie marathon, but, instead we watched Hercules on Netflix. It shocks me to think that as a young child I watched that movie. I know I hated it when I was little, but dang, it’s scary. All the freaking Disney movies are so scary. Like Sleeping Beauty. She gets cursed by a witch, goes somewhere she shouldn’t go and pricks her finger and almost dies. What the heck?!? Cinderella. She is a slave. Mistreated by her evil stepmother and then has to, with the help of her only mice friends, become a princess. Ok, maybe Cinderella isn’t that scary..but..Hercules was. The whole fighting scenes and Hades and Pain and Panic. How are young children able to sleep at night? Don’t get me wrong, I love Disney movies but dang.

Well, that’s all I have to say. Look for more posts later about the end of summer.

Much love and summer fun!

81daysdidn’tlastforever

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Molly and Alicia

 

61. Make cereal box notepads

Hello everyone! Today, Alicia and I completed three things. We completed number 61. Make cereal box notepads. It’s one of the last arts and crafts projects that we need to do and it was really easy.

You need:

  • Cardboard/cereal box
  • A hole punch
  • Yarn
  •  Notebook/computer paper

If you Google the directions (or use faithful Pinterest), you can surely figure it out. Alicia and I improvised and made a beautiful notepad. Enjoy our photos!

Much love and summer fun!

81dayswontlastforever!
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Molly and Alicia

29. Go to Lincoln Park and 36. Take the Train Somewhere

Hey everyone, since Molly already made the post about what we did today, I figured I should stop procrastinating (like what I’m doing with my AP U.S. history packet, AP Literature reading, and Honors Pre-Calc packet) and just write this post.

Anyway, on Sunday, my mom, Molly, my friend Orlando, and I went to the Lincoln Park Zoo. But, instead of driving, we took the L (a train downtown) to the zoo. I had never ridden the L before, and it was just like any other normal train ride, except there was this old man, who was blind, and he was able to make it down a flight of stairs without his (guide stick is it?) touching the ground.  I can’t make it down the stairs gracefully, and I can see… just thought you all should know. 🙂

train card

train card

Waiting for our train

Waiting for our train

So, that crosses of 36. Take the train somewhere. So, when we got to Lincoln Park, my mom kept walking and the three of us followed, and then we realized that we had gone maybe three blocks out of our way, and then after making up that ground, we were at the zoo.

So, it was about 90 degrees outside, so us Chicagoans, Molly, my mom, and I were extremely hot, but Orlando, who lives in New Orleans, had jeans on and wasn’t complaining about the weather at all. We were really jealous.

It was, however, still a nice day,and while Molly and I envied all of the animals who were not outside, who were probably sitting in front of a fan, drinking an iced tea, we still had a great time, and got to see some very fun animals.

A very cute meerkat, whom was given the name Timon, loved posing for me

A very cute meerkat, whom was given the name Timon, loved posing for me

FISH

FISH

Did you know that flamingos are really white? But the food they eat makes them pink. #funfactswithAlicia

Did you know that flamingos are really white? But the food they eat makes them pink. #funfactswithAlicia

I made a friend

That's my friend again.

Pretty bird

Pretty bird

Our nation's bird, how majestic. Did you know that the female bald eagles are larger? They are. #funfactswithAliciapart2

Our nation’s bird, how majestic. Did you know that the female bald eagles are larger? They are. #funfactswithAliciapart2

The newest baby Gorilla and his mommy

Mommy gorilla didn't want the baby to hang along for the rest of the ride

After visiting the main part of the zoo, we decided to head to the children’s zoo, which, at the age of 16, is still my favorite. In the children’s section, you can look at ponies, cows, goats, chickens, chicks, termites, bees, and farm machinery. My favorite part, however, was the petting of the goats, that is until one of the goats made the not-so-smart decision of trying to eat my shirt. After he did that to Orlando and me, we decided the smartest idea was to get out so he didn’t eat Molly.

 

Much Love and Summer Fun

81 days won’t last forever

Alicia, Molly, Orlando, and Lorene

77.) Make a glitter snow globe

Well, hey guys. As Molly has said in our earlier posts today we got a lot done yesterday. One of those items was 77. Make a Glitter snow globe. Well, if any of you have a pinterest or have attempted to do something from pinterest, sometimes things don’t always turn out as planned, this happened with the glitter snow globes… or at least we thought.

 

What the pinterest picture said to do was mix glitter glue and warm water in a jar of some sort, mix with a knife, and voila “Glitter snow Globe” So, Molly had a big prego jar and I had a small jar that has previously been the house of garlic (Molly’s kitchen smelled very garlicy)…

Molly was taking forever washing the jars

Molly was taking forever washing the jars

excited... as alwayd

excited… as always

my jar

my jar

glitter

glitter

Anyway, what I was not told was only to put about a tablespoon of glitter glue into the jar, and since mine was like 8 times smaller than Molly’s, a teaspoon would have sufficed. Oops. Mine looks like glitter in a jar.

weird

weird

uhh it was hard and glue-like

uhh it was hard and glue-like

like i said, glitter in a jar

like i said, glitter in a jar

And, Molly on the other hand, when she put the glitter glue in the jar and started mixing, some weird chemical reaction started to happen and the whole thing was foam and stayed like that, so darn again.

we even added more glitter... still foaming

we even added more glitter… still foaming

Jeez pinterest, give us girls a warning. anyways, the day after, they both look fine and dandy, which is good. But at the time, we were very aggravated with Pinterest but we’re good now. 🙂

the two finished products- Yesterday

the two finished products- Yesterday

the two finished products, a day later

the two finished products, a day later

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyway, just a piece of advice, less is more, especially when you have a small jar, using a knife to mix is VERY VERY DUMB… use your fingers to mix the glitter… Like I showed earlier, the glitter is solid and your hands do the best job of making it… un-solid? It;s not liquid but not solid… I don’t know.

Anyway, if it does begin to foam, give it a day and it will be alright. 🙂

 

81 days won’t last forever

Much Love and Summer Fun

Alicia, Molly, and Maddy

74.) Write a letter to Disney Princesses +Thank YOU!

Well, last week Molly, Maddy, and I sent letters to Disney Princesses.

There’s not much to say about this other than if you write a letter to

Walt Disney World Communications

P.O. Box 10040

Lake Buena Vista, FL

32830-0040

They will send an autographed photo back. Molly sent letters to Cinderella and Mulan. Maddy sent them to Merida and Tiana. And  I wrote letters to Merida and Rapunzel. We will keep you all updated on the outcome of this post.

 

Much Love and Summer Fun

81 days won’t last forever

Alicia, Molly, and Maddy

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P.S. The last post published was our 100th post, and on behalf of Molly and I would like to thank everyone who reads and comments frequently to those who have only stopped by the blog once. It means so much. We’ve had this blog for just over a year and have gotten about 100 followers, 30,000 views, 300 comments, and so many new friends. Just thank you all so much for putting up with Molly, me, and all of our rambling. Thanks again!

49.) Play uno

Hey everyone, so on Thursday, Molly, myself, and a few friends were able to play an intense (not really) game of uno and many other fun card games.

So, uno is quite a fun game, especially if you’re Molly and I playing with some friends and senior citizens at a club we go to every Wednesday.

Well, what we pictured to be very intense, ended up being all of us on our phones, Molly getting mad at us for being on our phones, forgetting whose turn it was, me volunteering to go, which kept cycling until we just gave up. So, after giving up on uno, we played go fish, and this really weird but intense game that Alex showed us, it’s hard to explain or I would, and then us eating food.

So, what Molly and I learned, is that senior citizens are more fun to play bingo with than our friends… Sorry guys but it’s true.

81 days won’t last forever

Much Love and Summer Fun

Alicia, Molly, Samantha, Julia, and Alex

91. Get our permits. (Alicia)

Well, unlike Molly, my DMV experience was rather nice, not speedy, but the people at the DMV my mom and I went to were rather nice. We first went to the one that Molly got her permit, but at 7:30 yesterday, there were a good 50 people waiting outside, so we decided to not wait. However, when we got to the other DMV, the parking lot was completely full, and finally after waiting a good 20 minutes to park, there were about 40 people ahead of us outside, so we waited. For 8:30 in the morning, everyone was very chipper an unlike our driver’s ed instructor told us, didn’t seem to hate their job.

After we got in and checked in, got a number, there was another 30 minute wait, thankfully, due to my phone, it was bearable. My phone did solve the waiting problem, but the terrible B.O. stench wasn’t. And finally after that waiting, I was able to take the permit test, without missing a single question, Woohoo for me, and I signed a sheet of paper, and I was legally able to drive with a parent from 6am-10pm. That’s a big deal if you ask me.

So, after that, my mom and I went to practice in a cemetery. I never went above 15 mph and my mom, no matter how chill she seemed on the outside, was screaming inside. She said I did really well for my first time and she only had to tell me to lay off the brake twice. I was even able to accomplish my first 3-point turn, it took about 5 minutes but I did it. Yay.

Stay off the roads!

81 days won’t last forever

Much Love and Summer Fun!

Alicia and my permit

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