Thursday, June 30, 2011

Vote for Me!

Right now, College Prep is hosting a 
contest on her blog along with Vineyard Vines!

The prize is this adorable Lobster Beach tote 
which is, of course, from Vineyard Vines:

To enter, I had to make a set on Polyvore centered around the tote, 
using as many VV items as possible.

Here's what I came up with:
WholeHeartedlyHannah's Vineyard Vines Contest Entry!

Now, here's where you come in!

College Prep has posted all of the sets on her Facebook page, and the set that gets the most "likes" by July 8th wins! 

If you all could just go over to her Facebook page (I even gave you a handy little link!) and give my set a "like" it would mean so much to me!

Thanks so much!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Today, for the first time ever, I'm linking up with Little Daisy May for
What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I'm loving my followers- all 13 of you! 
Thanks so much for your support and all the sweet comments you girls leave!

I'm loving that I started summer dance classes this week! It's only been two weeks since recitals, but I am so happy to get back to the studio four days a week with all the wonderful girls I dance with! Also, I'm taking jazz class for the first time in almost a year, so I am super excited for that tonight!

I'm loving that my senior portrait proofs will be coming in the mail any day now! I have a really good feeling about how they turned out, and I can't wait to see what they look like!

I'm loving that there is a new episode of Franklin and Bash on tonight! I've been watching it since it first premiered last month and I am totally hooked!

I'm loving that I have an adorable outfit picked out for the 4th of July!

Make sure to go visit Little Daisy May, link up, and let everyone know what you're loving right now!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What's in my Caddy?

Besides reading blogs, one thing I love love to do online is watch YouTube videos. I am obsessed with makeup, so it's only natural that I love to watch them and pick up new tips and tricks. In addition to their beauty videos, a lot of the girls who do YouTube have also made "What's in my purse?" videos. In these videos, the girls give us an opportunity to see something we may often be curious about- what do other women carry around with them all day?

I thought I'd switch things up a little and, instead of showing you what's in my purse, I'm going to show what's in my shower caddy- i.e. all the products I take in with me when it's bath time!

I'm sure a shower caddy makes most of you think of college or summer camp, and while I am in neither of these things, I find using a caddy for my bath products super convenient because it keeps all of my stuff in one place and keeps my shower clutter free!

So, without further adieu, here's 
what's in my shower caddy:

(Click it to make it bigger!)

Have a fabulous week!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Today is my dear old daddy's birthday!

In my family, when it's your birthday you get to choose whatever you want to have for dinner and dessert. I don't know what dad will choose for dinner, but he always loves my mom's amazing homemade apple pie for dessert!

Here's a vintage picture of Hannah and Daddo:
(Aren't you just loving that mustache!?)

Happy Birthday Dad!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Crafty Couture!

Summer's here, and I have oodles of free time on my hands, so I thought I'd share with you all my latest crafting endeavor:

I made both the bow and wrapped the headband to match, and I'm really proud of how this turned out!

To make the bow, I cut three pieces of grosgrain in different lengthes, and sewed each one into a loop. Then I stacked them on top of each other, with the biggest at the bottom and the smallest on the top, and tacked them together. To create a more finished look, I took another piece of ribbon, wrapped it around the middle of the three loops, and sewed it in place underneath.

From there, I wrapped a skinny plastic headband in the same ribbon, hot gluing the ends in place.
To attach the bow, I put a dab of hot glue on the center of the bottom of the bow, as well as on either end, and put it where I wanted on the headband. To have even more control on how the bow sits, I glued the bottom of each of the two remaining loops on each side to the top of the one below it.

I am SO pleased with how this turned out, and I definitely plan on making more! 
I want to try different colors, sizes, etc., as well as making barrettes and clips!

How Sweet It Is

For me, there is something amazing about country music and summer. The two just go together perfectly. Obviously I listen to country year round, but its relaxed, simple vibe is absolutely perfect for long, lazy summers, and the thought of cranking up a great song while laying in the sun on my hammock and sipping cold iced tea or hanging  just hanging out with friends sounds like pure bliss!
(Bonus points if I'm near the water!)

Here's a few of my favorite country tunes for summer!

"No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem"- Kenny Chesney

"Hey Hey Hey"- Uncle Kracker

"Baby's on the Way"- Luke Bryan

"All Summer Long"- Kid Rock

"Big Green Tractor"- Jason Aldean

"When the Sun Goes Down"- Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker

"Why Don't We Just Dance"- Josh Turner

Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Back to Blogging!

After all those "Why I've been absent" posts I'm proud to finally say I'm back to blogging! Phew, it's been awhile. With the school year coming to an end (and not slowing down much in the process), I just needed a break from all commitments! But now it is Summer, and I'm SO excited to get back to regular posts. So, without further adieu, here is the final installment in my (sad) string of "update" posts.

The weekend before I finished school, my dance studio held its annual June recitals. It's a weekend long event, with 3 shows and no time for much else. Normally, I absolutely love recitals. But this year, the venue's air conditioning conveniently conked out right before our first show! Needless to say, it was a sweaty weekend.
One of my favorite pieces that we performed was a ballet number en pointe to "Grease Lightning"!

The last week of school dragged by, but finally, Summer came!

My friend M and I met up after school on the last day for lunch, and ended up spending the afternoon with her family at her grandparents' house. She has a huge family with lots of little cousins running around, which is so fun for me, since my family is itty bitty, and I am the absolute youngest! That night, we went out for a movie and some shopping. We wanted to see "Bridesmaids" but, embarrisngly, even though I'm almost 18, I couldn't get in without ID! (I don't yet have my drivers' license, so an urgent trip was made to the DMV the next day for a state ID card.) In the end, we decided to see Green Lantern in 3D. While I'm not a big superhero/comic book person, the special effects pretty much made the movie for me. Oh yeah, and Ryan Reynolds didn't hurt either!

This Sunday, kind of on a whim, I took the plunge and colored my hair for the first time! I was SO nervous to do it, but I love love love how it turned out!
I used Clairol Nice 'n Easy in shade 111, Natural Medium Auburn.

In conjunction with my (joyous!) return to blogging, I've decided to set a goal for myself: to get to 100 followers by the end of the summer (roughly 2.5 months). I got this idea from Sundresses and Smiles' goal of 300 followers in 3 months (which she achieved- go congratulate her!).
It's not that I want a lot of followers just to have a lot. I feel like setting this goal for myself will help stay more focused on my blog (like I have NOT been lately!) and also encourage and help me to discover new blogs- which is always a good thing!

Have a fabulous week!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Life Right Now

I feel like lately all I've been doing is obligatory weekly "sorry for the absence" posts. But this time I mean it. The last day of school is just 10 days away, so I will hopefully be back to regular posts soon, but for now things have been (and still are) SUPER hectic with projects, tests, the end of dance, etc.

However, I've definitely gotten a lot accomplished.

Today, I handed in a final project for my statistics class AND gave an hour long, skit and video based group presentation in my combined English and history class.

I feel so accomplished and am so happy to finally have a night off!
The crazy comes back tomorrow though, with my AP Government final and two days of dress rehearsals, followed by a weekend of recitals (Expect a post on that later!).