ain't we got fun extras | the vlog and the announcement

Attics are simply lovely. I have an attic now. And apparently I'm really bad at filmography because the focus is not on me, it's on the attic. (Guys, I just really love this attic.)

ain't we got fun extras | help from you!

The past few extras have been involving visual peeks into Ain't We Got Fun. Today, we're asking for help from you! Next Saturday, we'll each be posting a vlog discussing Ain't We Got Fun, our plans for it, and answering questions -- from you! If you have a question in any way involving our little story, comment below (or on Em's blog!) and ask us! We'll try to answer them in one of our vlogs!


ain't we got fun extras | bess

Ain't We Got Fun extras are here again! First you got the song & pictures, then pictures of Em portrayed as Gi... and as promised last week, here are the pictures of yours truly posed as Bess is in a sweater set that's too small and a blouse that's too wrinkled. The joys of the Great Depression. ;)


ain't we got fun extras | georgiana

Originally, when we planned this, we were to post pictures of us -- I mean, our characters -- I mean, us -- well, anyway, we were going to do both of us at the same time. However, my dear southern state started experiencing illegal temperatures of weather and since I don't quite have a 30's style coat, I had to bail. So we are doing it this way. This weekend you get pictures of Gi. Next weekend, you get pictures of Bess.

Emily basically is Gi. She's more reserved than Gi outwardly,
but I'm pretty certain she's got a Gi side to her personality.
Besides, she's got all the looks going for her.

(The above one is my favorite picture of them all. It captures Gi's entire personality, not to mention Em is -- I mean, Gi -- I mean, Em... I mean, they're absolutely adorable.)

'"oh, right, the coffee. the coffee for gi. the coffee chosen especially for gi. gi's coffee."
Next week, expect an appearance of Bess! I mean, me! I mean... oh, you get the picture. (Pun unintended.)

ain't we got fun extras | inspired by

First of all, today's letter is featured over at Emily's blog. Not mine. Secondly, I know this is the second post in one day, but I forgot that I overbooked myself. (Doesn't that sound very professional?) So this morning, you got a sneak peek at Carmel's new blog. This afternoon, you get a pretty little song with a collection of pictures to give you a more visual and in-depth look at Ain't We Got Fun. Em made the video; I knew of the song, which inspired of the story's title in the first place. :)

meet carmel elizabeth

So there's this girl who is a really good friend of mine. I met her over the Internet and fortunately she doesn't live very far from me, so we can set up playdates get togethers whenever our schedules allow it. She's classy and charming and incredibly talented. (Author, dancer, artist, stylist, and graphic designer... she's a lass of all trades.) And she's opened a new blog to reflect all of those aspects of herself! Meet Carmel.

1. Tell us a little about you: Carmel.

Talking about myself is hard: I'm a writer, but I write about the lives of other people, and not my own. I'm a dancer, to start; also a bit interested in beauty; also more-than-a-bit interested in fashion; also always in pursuit of a healthier lifestyle. I seek through them all to better know my Creator, and to better glorify him; what more can be said? (Oh. And I laugh a lot. ;)

2. What can we expect to see on CARMEL? is my way of pooling all my interests into one endeavor; because of that, you'll essentially get a sprinkle of everything. I'll be sharing weekly posts on fashion (cue the #OOTD!), writing (yes, there will still be snippets), health (recipes! tips! stories!), and whatever falls in between. So whether you like 1 or all, you're welcomed to come over and pay a visit!

3. What is your favorite aspect of CARMEL?

I'm thrilled to be able to expand the focus of my online-life. I'm thrilled to reach a wider audience. I'm thrilled to share more with my readers and friends. That's my favorite.

4. What inspired you to launch this charming website?

I think, originally, it was the idea that I did not need to confine myself to one specific topic on my blog (however large it may be) nor juggle multiple blogs (to me, this is far too confusing). I cannot ultimately remember what made me decide to combine them; I just knew I wanted to do it, so I did.

5. Tell us a little about which fashion icons, actresses, and great authors and poets are similar to you in style and soul.

Style-wise, I love the choices of people like Emma Stone, Olivia Palermo, Jenna Coleman and Lily Collins. I cannot, of course, forget Audrey Hepburn, who has inspired me in many ways, including in her classic, delineated style, her elegance of character and her disciplined lifestyle. As for authors and poets, my heart best resonates with the works of C.S. Lewis, Esther Forbes, Rosemary Sutcliff and Lois Lowry. And Shakespeare, of course. I cannot claim any similar work of my own, but they have inspired me unavoidably.

6. What great things do you foresee in CARMEL's future?
I should like to inspire people.

7. What is it you wish your readers to take with them after visiting your website?

Again, inspiration; a sense of peace and happiness; incentive to lead a life well-lived. :)