Bri’s Back-to-School Documentary

Hey, guys, Bri here! School started for me recently, and I thought it would be cool if I documented my transition from summer (aka freedom) back to high school (aka prison). Let’s start with my last day of happiness.

~ The Last Day of Summer ~


Sunglasses, cute outfits, warm weather — summer has it all.





~ The First Day of School~


I did not want to get out of bed that morning. At all.  Eventually I did, and got dressed, did my nails, and did my makeup.



I had to trade in my summer essentials for my school ones . . .



The dreaded place that is high school!




My best friend took some pictures of my back-to-school outfit . . .


. . . Just before I had a breakdown.

I could not go back to school! Months of monotonous classes and boring teachers and annoying peers? The very thought of it made me feel like crying.



Who thinks I’ll get at least eight F’s this year? *raises hand*

Oh, yeah, Loren had her first soccer game of the season today! It was a tie, 2 – 2 (and a really tough game). Loren wants to say that it’s been way to long. And whether she’s talking about soccer or blogging, I don’t know.


Back-to-School Giveaway!

Happy House of AG's back-to-school giveaway

This was supposed to be posted on the first of September, but that didn’t exactly happen . . . Some of the prizes weren’t ready, but now they are 🙂 I guess it’s not really back-to-school time anymore, but I’ve got a bunch of stuff for a giveaway lying around, so I figured that I may as well just post this.

There will be a first and second place prize.

first place

The first place prize includes:

  • One signed Happy House of AG poster
  • One mini composition notebook
  • One mini three-ring binder
  • One pencil case
  • Six pencils
  • One rubber band bracelet
  • Two erasers
  • One container


  • One bag

Here are the bags (made by my mom). Whoever wins first place will get to pick which one they want, and second place will receive the remaining one.

Molly with bag

I included these pictures of my dolls modeling the bags so you can see how big they are 🙂

Savannah with bag

They are big enough to hold the composition notebook and the three-ring binder included in the first place prize.

MJ with poster

The poster will be signed, by me, to the winner.


The notebook and binder sadly don’t fit in the container, but I’m sure you could find lots of things to store in it.

rubber band bracelet #1

The rubber band bracelet is made in the infinity pattern, with green, blue, and purple bands.


The tiny star and ice cream cone-shaped erasers actually work.

composition notebooks

First place winner gets to pick which color composition notebook they want: green or black.

blue three-ring binder

The light blue binder has a picture of my blog’s header in the plastic sleeve. (You can learn more about the binder here)

pencil case

The pencil case. The pencils fit in it if you put them in diagonally.

six pencils

Six pencils laboriously hand painted by yours truly.

second place

Moving on to second place!

This prize set contains:

  • One Happy House of AG poster signed to the winner
  • One composition notebook (second place gets the notebook first place didn’t want)
  • Three pencils
  • One ladybug eraser that really works
  • One rubber band bracelet
  • One bag (second place gets the bag first place didn’t want)

rubber band bracelet #2The bracelet is a simple single-chain style with orange, pink, and purple bands.

Ready to enter?

To enter, just leave a comment saying what type of post on my blog is your favorite. The two winners will be picked by a random drawing (unless I get a ridiculous amount of entries, in which case I’ll use to pick a winner.).

Sorry — this giveaway is only open to residents of the USA.

Get your parents’ permission before entering, because if you’re one of the lucky winners, I’ll need your address to ship your prize to you.

For extra entries . . .

  • Pin this giveaway on Pinterest
  • Post about it on your blog and link back to this post
  • Share this on Twitter
  • Share this on Facebook
  • Tell your friends about this giveaway

Each of the things above will get you one extra entry. You can only do each of them once (except for the tell-a-friend one — you can do that as many times as you want, but tell a different friend each time). And after you do it, leave me a separate comment for each extra entry saying what you did.

The last day to enter is October 12th.

Good luck!


School Pictures

This post, and every one after, is dedicated to YOU.

The girls had their school pictures taken, but first . . .






While the girls were waiting in line for their pictures to be taken . . .


“Oh, I’m up next! Gotta fly!”


“So, I suppose we just wait here for until it’s our turn? Can’t we play toilet tag or something fun to pass by the time?”


“Sorry, Emily. Toilet tag does sound fun, but we have to wait in line for our pictures.”


“Our hopeless pictures . . . “


“Why hopeless, Trace? If you’re worried about how you look, you look beautiful.”

“Well that’s not the best compliment ever.”


“What!? That IS the best compliment ever!”

“Beauty is not all that matters.”


“And the wise woman speaks.”

Anyway, here are their pictures . ..









With lots of love,

The Girls