Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars
The Badass Seed

Things are never dull in Rosewood. There's always something going on. 

Mr. Fitz, decides to direct a play called "The Badass Seed", a story about a girl who wreaks havoc on her small town. As the play unfolds, the girl finds similarities to the situation that have been put in with A. 
Jenna's fascination with this play strikes up curiosity, as she asks Mr. Fitz, if she can compose the music for the play, saying that she finds the storyline inspiring. There is something seriously wrong with her. 

The nightmares aren't only in the real world, but the girls are haunted by the memories of the past and in their dreams. Spencer dream that Melissa already had her baby, and when she went to get a glimpse of the baby, someone came up from behind and grabbed her. To make matters worse, the girls find out that Ian and Jenna seem to know each other, when they see Ian giving a mystery bag to Jenna. Suspicious Suspicious. 

As Aria, lets her friends convince her to become the stage manager to the play, we see that the situation places them in an uncomfortable position, when Aria slips up and calls Mr. Fitz by his first name. And as Ezra goes out for drinks with Aria's dad, Byron, he finds out that Aria had been looking at colleges in California. This can very well be complication or it can bring them closer together. 

As the play unfolds, the girls flashback to the night they crashed a frat party. They remember that they say Ian, going up to a room with another girl, other than Melissa. A while later, the girl took a tumble down the stairs and ended up in the hospital. Emily recollects seeing Ian at the top of of the staircase. The girls later, in present day, find a trophy given to Ian, covered in blood, which was planted by A. The girls turned in the trophy to the police this time, but they were the ones that got sucked into A's game once again. 
They got a text saying, "Rat" me out, your bloods next. -A 

The plot thickens and the surprises just keep on coming. As their lives get turned upside down, it seems one couple is spicing up their relationship. Caleb and Hannah finally share their first kiss and the sparks are flying. 

Can't wait to see what happens next. Missed the episode click on Pretty Little Liars and catch up on the episode. You won't be disappointed. 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Vampire Diaries

Vampire Diaries
Episode 15

As the episodes continue to go on, more secrets continue to surface. There is more to the story behind the originals and to the Salvatore brothers.

As Elena continues to dig through the Jonathan Gilbert's diaries, she comes across Stefan's past and how he went on killing rampage on the Gilbert family.

Damon has decided to host a dinner party to try and lure Elijah into a trap. Damon's stubbornness may just be his biggest downfall. He plans on taking matters into his hands and try to kill Elijah.

As Elena, continue to read the diary of Jonathan Gilbert, she finds that he had been trying to find a way a to kill an original, and he found a way. It was an Ancient white oak tree, but it had burnt down. Yet, the ashes were the only thing that survived from the tree. From the ashes, the witches created a dagger that would kill the originals, but only if the dagger stayed in place. Unfortunately, the dagger kills all demons. A vampire who kills an original will also meet the same fate.

Stefan managed to stop Damon from making a big mistake. When things couldn't get any more complicated, Rick decided to take matter into his own hands, and stab the dagger through Elijah, thinking they had killed him. Yet, the dagger was not left in Elijah so he was still alive, putting Elena's life in danger, because Damon had double crossed him.

Luka's dad takes Bonnies witch powers away and threatens her, that if anything were to happen to his son, she would have to answer to him.
While Bonnie is getting her powers stripped, Elena continues to act on stupid impulses. She threatens to kill herself, if Elijah continues to promise them that nothing will happen to her or her loved ones. Elijah didn't believe her bluff, but she stabbed herself and then stabbed Elijah with the dagger that could kill an original. As stupid as it was, it was a pretty sneaky tactic. Stefan gave Elena his blood to help her heal her wound.

Katherine and Elena have some things in common. Katherine is just as tricky and she tricked Damon into killing Elijah, so that she can escape the tombs.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Vampire Diaries

It was another great episode of the Vampire Diaries. The more the story continues, the more we seem to find out.

From the last episode, we saw that Bonnie, Elena and Caroline had a slumber party.

This weeks episode, the werewolves figured out that the Vampires wants the moon to stone to break the curse. Once the curse is broken , it will allow vampires to walk the Earth in daylight, and werewolves to transform with the moon, alone.

Tyler is really all kinds of stupid, helping the werewolves and betraying everyone he's known for years.
Elena and Stefan decide to get away from it all and decide to go to the Gilbert's lakehouse, to have a romantic getaway. While they were away, Bonnie, Caroline and Jeremy kidnapped Luka, and got some really interesting information out of him. From Luka, they find out:

  • Elijah has his sister
  • they want to kill Claus
  • to kill Claus, Elena must die, since she is the doppleganger

The werewolves, get into Damon's house and they staked a human, Rick, apparently their not much fro brains are they? Damon is taken down by a wolf with vervain. While they're busy with Damon, Tyler and another wolf go after Stefan and Elena. While Tyler is left keeping watch over Stefan, he tells Tyler that in order for the curse to be lifted, Elena must die. Stefan gets enough strength to save Elena. Mean while, Eljah came to Damon's rescue and the werewolf population is now slightly decreased. LOL!

Finally, the moment a lot of us has always wanted to see, Jeremy and Bonnie finally get together. It was about time really. Things are finally heating up.

Disappointments are also in the horizon. Stefan can't believe that Elena would choose to sacrifice herself for other people and to make a deal with Elijah, is worse.

Stay tuned for this weeks new episode. Stefan confesses to his past and Elena gets a front row seat to the person Stefan used to be.

Pretty Little Liars

Feb. 7th Episode

Aria finds a ticket to Base, the same art opening that Aria and Mr. Fitz had gone to.

  • Aria's dad told her that the ticket was her moms, Ella. 
  • Spencer told Ian that she wasn't going to go to practice, because she was going to Tutor Tobi in French. 
  • Ian of course doesn't believe her
  • Spencer apologizes to tobi for the way that she treated him in the past
  • Aria and Hannah go to school after hours
    • The girls find out that the new kid, Caleb, had been living in school
    • Aria finds that her parents are seeing each other again
  • Aria then gets a text from a saying, "almost got you busted. Wanna know how? Ask Hannah
    • Aria mentions the text to Hannah
    • Hannah then confesses to giving that ticket to Arias mother
  • Tobi told Spencer that he didn't want to continue the French lessons
    • He returned the French version of "The Catcher in the Rye"
  • Melissa tells Spencer that she is pregnant.
    • Talk about the biggest shock. Is there a a reason why this relationship is moving extremely fast? Or is it really ♥?
  • Spencer then found a note in the book that Tobi had returned to her
    • Tobi said, "I found this in Jenna's room. You may be right."
    • The message was in Brail. 

Friday, February 4, 2011


courage, energy and luck

Stone's names: also called crocidolite cat's-eye or African cat's-eye. 

Color: Tiger eye has a rich yellow and golden brown stripes, with a fine golden lustre when polished. 

The name's origin: Tiger eye with its bands resembles an eye of tiger, so it is received its name due to this similarity. 

Wedding anniversary: Tiger Eye is the anniversary gemstone for the 9th year of marriage. 

From the stone history: Roman soldiers wore tiger's-eye for protection in battle. Tiger Eye was thought to be all seeing due to its appearance. 

Healing ability: Tiger eye relieves high blood pressure.

Mystical power: Tiger Eye is used for focusing the mind. 

Deposits: The most important mine for Tiger Eye is in South Africa

To read more on it's healing abilities you can click here on Gemstone Encylopedia a great site with in depth explanation of its origins, the diseases it helps in, how to care for each specific gem. It's a great learning experience and you do have to really believe in it in order for it to work. 


Jewelry made by Me

So recently, I've really gotten into two things. 

  1. Baking cookies, cakes and trying to practice decorating
  2. Making jewelry, mostly bracelets 
These are just a few examples of the bracelets I've been making. More are on their way. 

These are religious icons, I actually haven't shown them at my church, but I will. The iconic beading are the same, but I've re-arranged each one so that it looks differently. These bracelets were kind of a request from some of my friends who are heavily involved in church. They wanted me to do Rosaries, but I haven't sat down and figure it out. It's not as easy as they think it is, that is a little rougher on the eyes and it has to be precise when you do it. For now I'm starting small, and it may be a good business. lol! I sell quite a lot. These are to be sold at $2. It's not really that bad. 

Noter's Digest:
 Want to know how to make bracelets: 
Ok, the way I do it is the simple way. It won't require much work really. I want to learn how to different ones though.

Things you'll need:
  1. elastic jewelery string 
  2. scissors 
  3. ruler
  4. Jewelery glue
  5. and the selection of beads
How to:
  1. Wrap the string around your wrist 
  2. Once you get the desired length, use the ruler to add at least another 4 in. and cut it from that length
  3. once you do that, before yous tart string the beads, on a flat surface, this is what I do, get one end of the string and tape it down to the surface 
    1. this will help in the beads not flying off every time there's a bad movement. So you won't have to start over every time. Trust me you don't want that 
  4. Then you just start beading 
    1. If it's different assortments I suggest you figure out the design you want, and then start the beading. Again it will facilitate the process
  5. Once your done, measure at a certain point and make sure it fits nicely and perfectly around your wrist 
    1. then just add or take away beads 
  6. Once your done. Tie the two ends together
    1. What i do is like you tie your shoe, as the above pic. and I put a drop of jewelery making glue (specific glue I'll write it later, right now I've seem to have misplaced it)
    2. I repeat step 1, 2 or 3 times, and you have your fast and basic bracelet
Hope you enjoy. Please feel free to leave a comment or any questions regarding. I've put all basic steps that I use. 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

White Collar

Another great episode for White collar.

Neal and Peter are at it again. This time they are investigating a guy named Chris Halden, who has been accused of stealing a Mandalay ruby from Burma.

Neal tells Peter that his father was a cop. That was all the information that Neal would disclose about his family. It seems Agent Burke doesn't know everything about Neal.

Neal decides to talk to Randy Moscoe

  • holding a trend show (a special sale in which vendors present merchandise directly to store personnel or select customers at a retail location or another unique venue) 
  • he is a gem expert

  • have their very own gem vault
  • gems confiscated from the black market
  • poor selection 
  • Neal decides to create a blood diamond of his own
    • Mozzie isn't far behind helping Neal get this done
  • Neal looks super sexy working away at creating a ruby 
The plan

  • Diana must go under cover as a model 
    • she must wear the ruby around her neck 
  • They caught the smuggler they were looking for 
  • made a deal with him
  • the smuggler back stabbed them and made a deal with the ambassador from Burma
The Video

  • Chris pin points to specific letters on his shirt
    • all diplomatic children learn this at a young age
  • Spelled out Rocker, his g/f nickname 
Wilson, Chris's father asks Neal to help him steal back the hard drive that will set his son free. Neal must go back to his old ways, but despite Peter's objections, Peter helps Neal retrieve the hard drive. Neal and Mozzie put a smoke bomb into their fake ruby to turn it into the Burmese to put into their diplomatic pouch. Once it smokes, the person with the pouch will open it up and the contents would fall onto American soil. Very complicated diplomatic immunity rules. Arrgghhh! 

All in all, Chris made it back home safe and Wilson has a second chance with his son. 

The secrets of Neal's past continues. This time he tells Peter, that his dad was a dirty cop. Talk about the polar opposites, but Neal is not like his father. Stay tuned for next weeks episode. I just ♥ this show. 

Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

I am so excited to report that I was able to see this game live and in person. I was so excited. A special thanks to my boyfriends boss who gave him the tickets. I had such a great time, seeing a game in person in such a long time.

The 1st quarter, the dynamic duo of wade and LBJ are on fire as Ilgauskas and James face their former team....the Cavaliers.

The 2nd quarter was great. Wade made a 3pt. shot, then he made a layup, and another 2 point shot straight. He was 3 for 3. It was great. Just when things couldn't get any better , Wade made an amazing great slam dunk. Lebron James was not far behind making great plays.

In the 3rd quarter, I honestly thought that the Cavaliers were going to tie the game, but the Heat kept their hustle and brought the game back.

4th quarter.

  • Miller @ 10 min. he made a great 3 pt. shot
  • Cavalier missed the shot
    • Wade scrambles for the ball 
    • gets it down court
      • passes it to Miller to House for the 3
Wade and Miller are on fire in this quarter, creating great plays

  • Miller and House making back to back shots
  • the last 2 min. in the quarter
    • it was clear it was Heat game
  • Wade scored 26 of his 34 pts. in the 1st half 
  • LeBron James finished with 24 pts. 
  • The Heat game ended with the Heat bringing a home win @Heat: 117 @Cavaliers: 90


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars - If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again

The lies, the games, and the deceits continue to play out in this weeks episode. It seems the girls have one more person to worry about. What is Spencer hiding?

Alison's older brother is back in town. Is there a a hidden motive to his reappearance? Everyone seems to have a hidden agenda.

Hannah continues to play a's game. This time she's having to target her friends. A sent Hannah a card with one ticket to give to Mrs. Montgomery, Aria's mom. The ticket is for the same art opening that Aria was taking Ezra to in Philadelphia. So i Hannah turning into Alison or are her intentions purely just to help her mom?

Paige, a girl from Emily's swim team, is showering Emily with empty threats and rude comments towards Em's homosexuality. She even gifted Em with a bracelet band similar to the one Alison had given each of the girls. Spencer decides to investigate the store where Paige had bought it from.

I still couldn't believe that Hannah actually went through with giving Aria's mom the ticket, pretending it came from the PTA, but when it came time to it, her car won't start. Now is it coincidence that mysterious things happen, as the new kid finds out about it?

Jason tells Spencer, that Ian was a poster child. A good boy by day and a party boy by night. Very convincing isn't he?

Ezra and Aria have a great day out in Philly away from Rosewood and its prying ways. But is this date going to come to an end as Aria's mom shows up to the art opening? Is Aria's mom and dad rekindling their love?

As Spencer does her own investigation on the bead shop, she finds that someone has listed her as the person who bought those bracelets. Sounds like A was behind this. She then confesses tot eh girls, that she had a heated confrontation with Alison the night she disappeared. Ali had been trying to get Spencer to tell Melissa the truth about the kiss she shared with Ian. Spencer didn't back down and said, "What is a leader w/o any followers. It seems to me the question is not whether we will exist w/o you, but will you exist w/o us. As far as I'm concerned you are dead to me already." The shadow in the picture is....that's right it's Spencer's. Very big threat, plausible cause for motive. Take one step forward, 2 steps backwards. Anxious to see next weeks episode already. Missed it this week check it out at ABC Family now.