Drag Me Down // Those Crazy Gingers

This week we somehow accidentally ended up making this video, which is a sick piano and violin arrangement of One Direction’s new single Drag Me Down. I’m not sure how lugging all of our equipment up the side of a mountain can be accidental, but it was. Anyway, the video is kind of fantastic, mainly because of the mountains. DEM MOUNTAINS. I’m in love. Enjoy.

Nobody nobody,

Anna Beth

Sweet Tea HORROR // An Open Letter to McDonald’s

As the end of the semester draws nearer and homework&practicing begin to pile up so deep I’m not sure I’ll ever find my way out, my itch to write and blog and do all sorts of non-school related things increases. … Continue reading

Disney Day 3 // Those Crazy Gingers

Enjoy our last day at Disney World as we face off at miniature golf, get photobombed at Typhoon Lagoon, and have a bunch of other fun adventures!

I never win at miniature golf,

Anna Beth

Disney Day 2! // Vlog // Those Crazy Gingers

Turns out you can have a blast at Disney World without setting foot inside one of the theme parks!

Stalking Peter,

Anna Beth

Experience a Day at the Magic Kingdom!! // Those Crazy Gingers

Spend a day at the good ol’ MK at Disney World with us and experience the rides, jokes, and laughter first hand! The full Disney experience in one video, complete with us being really dumb and telling funny stories from our day. Enjoy!

 

May all your wishes come true,

Anna Beth

DISNEY ROADTRIP DAY 0// Those Crazy Gingers

Brother-sister Disney trips are sort of the best ever. Complete with car dancing, silly accents, Disney singalongs, and the best fireworks show IN THE WORLD.

Stay magical,

Anna Beth

Can you have too much beach?

After my exciting Hilton Head trip, I met up with the fam and headed off to Holden Beach for (almost) a week of family time.

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Lovely little place, isn’t it?

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This was the little peach beach house we rented. Built in the 1930’s, it was rather charming! Dark wood paneling; old, comfy couches; fun mosaics on the bathroom floor; and cute little door knobs much older than I.

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The rustic (but fully furnished) inside made the perfect place for evening board games and movies.

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My bedroom had the most darling little white dressing table. I quite enjoyed the coziness of the setting for a read during late night thunderstorms.DSC03734a

The front porch was just as darling as the inside– a perfect perch for reading or rocking or snoozing with the beach right in view.

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Not to forget the fun beachy amenities, such as an outdoor shower, hose for sandy feet, and porch-strung clothes line for soggy suits.

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Surrounding the house were tons of brightly colored wild flowers– with practically a field of them behind– and a little garden of yellow ones in the front too.

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Holden is also a perfect distance from both Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC, so the family enjoyed several little part-day trips for putt putt, seafood, ice cream, and shopping.

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And then there was the beach. A right nice little beach, mostly full of families and couples. Hilton Head was so fun with it’s hubbub and plethora of things to do, but Holden was a happy contrast with few tourists and a very laid-back feel.

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I even bought a skim board and gave it my best go. After seeing it done all week on HHI, how could I not? Spoiler: I sucked. But I’ve vowed to work on my skills so I can one day wow passerbys (yeah right).

DSC03378And thus concludes a little peep into our relaxing week at Holden. I quite enjoyed it and hope it becomes a family tradition. Can’t wait for more sand and sun next year!

Anna Beth

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Pennsylvania Adventures

Took a lovely little road trip to PA this past weekend. Here are some pictures and video of what I got up to!

Since I didn’t bother explaining much in the video, here’s a short recap so you know what all of those beautiful places were:)

The first day was spent driving– actually the first two days were spent driving. Actually, we drove a lot every day because apparently nothing is close to anything. But I guess it wasn’t too bad since the scenery was A++.

The second day consisted of (more driving to) Grove City College, where my best friend is finishing up her undergrad in history something or other. Come to think of it, I’m not actually sure what her degree is called, which maybe makes me a horrible friend. Oops. Anyway, I’ve heard how lovely the campus is practically since I was born since both of her parents went there, so I was excited to finally see it first hand. It only took me four years of my bff being up there to finally make it.

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For instance, here is a really beautiful, old stain glass thing. Window. Whatever. The important part is that it is beautiful and represents all of the beautifulness of Grove City. So you’re welcome.

Basically, we spent the day running around the campus like my puppy Levi when he sees the laser pointer and trying to catch all of the events Chelsea (yep, that’s the bestie) was in– a dance production, Greek sing, etc. etc. etc. It was great to see her in her natural college habitat.

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Yay it’s us. (Except for Chels who was at dance rehearsal. Oops. Sorry Chels.)

The third day we had planned on going into Pittsburg, but when we found out the Pittsburg marathon was going on, as well as several sporting events, we decided to skip the traffic chaos and go in the opposite direction towards Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. It was a lovely day of driving through the PA countryside and stopping whenever we felt like it at little country stores and local bakeries.

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Whoa, flash.

The next day we finally made it into the ‘Burg, took a ride up the incline to view the city, ate lunch at the famous Primanti Brother’s in the Strip District, walked the streets of P-town, and ended with a refreshing tour through Phipps Conservatory. Mom was especially excited for that because she’s a hardcore garden nerd.

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As if you needed evidence that it disappeared quickly.
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After that there was just a lot more driving and admiring scenery, but I figure you’ve gotten the picture by now. We had quite a lovely time and I wouldn’t mind going back and exploring more of the city sometime. I found it rather appealing in a steel mining, rustic type of way. Maybe I’ll drag my brother up there on our roadtrip next summer. We shall see.

Happy Travels,

Anna Beth