Saturday, October 24, 2015

My Current Favorite Songs :)

Me And My Broken Heart ----- Rixton
Shut Up and Dance With Me-- Walk the Moon
My Type -------------------------- Saint Motel
Renegades ------------------------ X Ambassadors
Warriors -------------------------- Imagine Dragons
Hold My Hand ------------------ Jess Glynne
Rescue --------------------------- Yuna
Sweet Child O' Mine ----------- Guns N' Roses
Behind These Hazel Eyes ----- Kelly Clarkson
Pumpin Blood ------------------ NONONO

Thanks for reading!!! :)
<3/ Audrey

(P.S. I am hoping to do a Q&A soon so leave lots and LOTS of questions down below. This won't work if I don't get questions)

Monday, October 19, 2015

Sorry for the lack of new content lately!!!

School has been CRAZY busy!!! Hope that this picture helps make up for my absence...

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Tennis Matches., Homecoming Dress Shopping, and Blaster Tag ADD #57

Hi Guys!
Right now I am on the bus, heading towards a tennis match. I'm sooooooo bored. School was okay today I guess. I had my hard classes (Chemistry, Math 1050, AP US History, and Weight Lifting) which was just awesome!! (hint: sarcasm) I finally got a parking pass so now I don't have to park in the parking lot that is miles away from the school. Just kidding, it's not miles. More like minutes... It's was still a long walk though which is never fun.

On Saturday, my mom and I went shopping for a Homecoming dress!! I am super excited! I am going with one of my best friends, Bert (not sure if you remember him from a while back) so it is sure to be fun. After SEVEN hours of searching, I ended up renting a dress from this place called Dress Collective. It is a long chiffon teal dress with braided accents. I still haven't gotten shoes yet though. I'm still not sure whether to get heels or flats. Bert is like 2 inches taller than I am. Advice?

On Friday, Me, Bert, Jackie, Juliet, and a bunch of Juliet's brother's friends, went and played Blaster Tag. It was super fun!! For any of you who are totally confused about what I am talking about, we basically pelted each other with Nerf guns for an hour. It was fun but my thighs still kind of burn.

Farewell my lovely internet friends!!
<3/ Audrey

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Hey you guys! You should totally check out Jackie's new blog. She is one of my best friends (in blogger and real life) and it would mean a ton to her and to me if you stopped by her page. (tell her that I sent you)

All of the CRAZY, INSANE, COMPLETE MADNESS, going on in my life this very moment... ADD #56

Hello People on the internet!
Yes, I am alive. Thank you for all of your concerned emails. (jk, I totally didn't get any concerned emails) Anyways, some of you may be wondering where I've been. Others of you may be wondering who the heck am I because I've been gone so long. And still others may be wondering what I am because what kind of blogger doesn't post in a month. Let me answer those questions:

  1. Two words: HIGH SCHOOL (and a whole bunch of other stuff)
  2. Audrey Ryan the fabulous, one of a kind, awesome blogger, 
  3. Human (just in case any of you had doubts...)
In this post, I am going to try and explain all of the insane, AWESOME, stressful stuff that has been going on in my life lately.  So as yall' may or may not know, I play on my high school's tennis team which is super fun but it is a TON of work. We have matches (games) at least twice a week and practice every day from anywhere between 1.5- 3 hours. I play doubles and so far my partner and I are undefeated which is AWESOME. (Yes, I know like half of you didn't understand half of the stuff I just said. Here's a link to some tennis info: Tennis for Dummies)

Homecoming is also coming up (for those of you who even know what that is) and I am super excited for that. I still need to work on finding a dress but its three weeks away so I'm not worried yet. The Homecoming buzz is just starting to pick up pace and it is so fun to see how everyone asks eachother.

I also am taking quite a lot of tricky classes this year which means my workload is probably about double what it was last year. Everyone told me that Junior year was going to be hard but this is way worse then I could have ever imagined. The bell is about to ring in my computer class so I'll talk to you later.
<3/  Audrey

Friday, August 14, 2015

I am technologically awesome!!!!

Hey Guys!
You should totally click the contact me button that is sitting right about here ^^^ I created this awesome contact forum using the website and it would make me feel super cool if I got a message or two.

<3/ Audrey

Monday, August 10, 2015

New Songs Playlist

My Type by Saint Motel
Hold My Hand by Jess Glynne
Renegades by X Ambassadors
These People by Sheppard
Warriors by Imagine Dragons
You Can't Hurry Love by Phil Collins
I Bet My Life by Imagine Dragons

Monday, August 3, 2015


If you are reading this, then you can proudly say that you are one of the 200+ people that visited my blog today. That is the most in one day EVER (well, ever in the history of simplyaudrey89) !!!!!!
Thanks for being awesome!!!
<3/ Audrey

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Audrey's Declassified School Survival Guide: Back to School Tag UPDATED 2015

Hi Guys!

I hope you enjoy this quick little tag! I have done this tag before. Here is the link --> Back to School Tag 2013

I Tag:
Tudda Pudda
Olivia the Geek
Cassidy Rea
Eve Estelle
Clara Paige
Jackie Taylor
Jane Ivy

  1. What grade or year of college are you going into?
I am going to be a Junior in High School. (In the US, that is grade eleven)
  1. What are you excited and/or nervous for?
People are always telling me how important junior year is. It is the year where you narrow down collage choices, begin applying for scholarships, and take the ACT/SAT tests. (US only [I think]) There is definitely a lot of pressure on me to do well. I am super SUPER excited for Junior prom. I am also excited because I finally have a really solid group of friends and we have  a lot of fun together. I also get to go on choir tour this year which will be WAY WAY FUNNNN!!!!!
  1. What's your favorite part of getting ready for back to school?
As I said in my tag from 2013, I love school supply shopping. I love any type of office supplies/stationery stuff. I also love comparing schedules with friends. 
  1. When do you go back to school?
My school starts on August 24th but I don't have to go until the 25th because I don't have to be at freshman first day/orientation.
  1. What grade were you in when you first started makeup to school?
I started wearing a little bit of makeup in 8th grade but I didn't really get into it until the end of 9th grade.
  1. From where or whom do you get inspiration for back to school styles?
  1. What are your favorite upcoming back to school/fall trends?
I like dressing cozier in the fall. I love big sweaters, cozy socks, and combat boots.
  1. Where do you like to go shopping for back to school supplies?
I get my basics from Office Depot because they are generally super high quality and will last all year. I get the more "Cute" back to school supplies from Target because they have an awesome selection.
  1. What are your favorite stores to go back to school shopping?
I really like shopping at TjMaxx and thrift stores. I have a super unique style and I can usually find what I am looking for at these stores because I generally tend to gravitate more towards the vintage chic/ boho style.
  1. Will you be carrying a backpack or purse? Which do you prefer?
I found a super cute tote bag for school this year at a thrift store called Uptown Cheapstake so I will be using that for as long as it will hold up.

  1. What are three non-beauty essentials you carry in your backpack or purse?
-My Phone
-Glittery/Colorful Pens
-Gum or Mints
  1. What are three beauty essentials you carry in your backpack or purse?
-A nail clipper/file
-Makeup Wipes
  1. What is your go to hair product and hairstyle?
I like using sea salt spray on my hair because it accentuates my natural curls quite nicely. I usually shower before I go to bed and put in the salt spray. I sleep on my wet hair and when I wake up, it usually looks pretty nice. 
  1. What are your go to makeup products and go to makeup look?
On a daily basis, I usually only use a light foundation, blush, and mascara. Most of the time I just use a chapstick on my lips. My favorite ones are the Aquafina ones that you can find at Walmart.
  1. What are your go to clothing items? Accessories?
Like I said before, I really like the vintage chic style. I love wearing the pleated schoolgirl skirts with a fun blouse. I also like high waisted jeans with my combat boots.

Thanks for Reading!!!
<3/ Audrey

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Back to School Season is Here!!!!!

Audrey's Declassified School Survival Guide

Hi Guys!
Yes, that time of year is finally upon us. (Dun Dun Dun!!) Although I know that a lot of you absolutely detest the idea of re-entering the prison cell (also known as SCHOOL) for another year. This summer has gone so freakishly fast!! Anyways, I am naming my "Back to School" series this year, Audrey's Declassified School Survival Guide. (comment down below if you've ever seen that show) Anyways, within the next few days I will be starting these posts. If you have any ideas/ suggestions of what you would like me to do, comment down below. Also, let me know when you are going back to school so that I have kind of a time frame. 

Previous Back to School Posts:
<3/ Audrey
(If you've never seen the show, here are some GIF's)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Q&A Announcement

Hi Guys!!
I am hoping to do a question and answer post within the next couple weeks. If you would like to rack my brains, feel free to shoot me an email through the "Dear Audrey" box below.
<3/ Audrey

This made me laugh :)

Liebster Award :):):):):)

Nominated by Eve Estelle

I've been nominated for the 
Liebster Award!

Thanks a bazillion to Eve for nominating me to do this tag. It is a huge honor to be nominated and I thank you for thinking of me. Here are the rules that I was sent for this award:

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions asked
  • Nominate at least 3 other bloggers with less than 200 followers
  • Ask them 11 new questions
Eve's 11 Questions

1. How did you come up with your blog name?
I liked the name SimplyAudrey because it was, as the name implies, "simple". But that domain was already taken so I chose SimplyAudrey89, the 8 and the 9 standing for the eighth and the ninth letters in the alphabet. (I dare you to figure it out and comment down below :)
2. As a reader, do you prefer poetry or short stories?
I am a SERIOUS poetry addict. I think that it is absolutely beautiful when a poet speaks from their heart and pours their whole soul onto the page. As a writer myself, I also enjoy writing poetry as well as reading it. 
3. Favorite book author? 
I read so many books from so many different authors that it is hard for me to pick just one that is my favorite. 
4. Cold weather or hot weather?
There are definitely ups and downs for both. Where I live, it is freezing cold all the time so I love the occasional day that is sunny and warm.
5. If you were going to learn to play an instrument, which would it be?
I already play the piano and guitar so if I were to learn another, I would like to learn the drums.
6. What is one word you just can't help but laugh at whenever you hear it?
Chindin (It's a street name by where my cousins live)
7. Do you prefer to think ahead or just "go with the flow"?
I prefer to go with the flow. Opportunities tend to arise when we least expect them.
8. What song is stuck in your head right now?
Firework by Katy Perry
9. Do you try to maintain a posting schedule on your blog?
                ^^^(key word) Yes, I do try to post at least on Tuesdays and Fridays but this summer has been so busy that it's been hard.
10. If you were going to change your name, what would you change it to?
11. How do you overcome writer's block when it hits?
I shut my blinds, turn off the lights, and listen to rain sounds. 

So those are my questions. Thanks to Eve again for nominating me. 

I Nominate
Tudda Pudda
Olivia the Geek
Cassidy Rea
Clara Paige
Jackie Taylor
Jane Ivy

My Questions
(Yes I did use some of Eve's because they were AWESOME)
1. What is your spirit animal?
2. Can  you touch your nose with your tongue?
3. What's the lowest grade you've ever gotten in school.
4. What's your favorite shade of blue.
5. If you could learn a second (or third) language, what would it be?
6. Do you prefer short stories or poetry.
7. How long have you been blogging?
8. How did you get your blog name?
9. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
10. How fast can you type? (
11. What's your favorite Jane Austen novel. (If you haven't read any, shame on you)

Thanks for reading!!!!!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Epic Failure ADD #56

I am here with my cousin Gingaaaaaaaa again today.

Go away Audrey, you are annoying.

Oh come on. Let's chat!!

No. Just no. By the way, stop starting your posts in Spanish. It's also annoying. Just like you. 


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Cuzins!!!! (yes, I did spell it wrong on purpose) ADD #56

Hola Chicas!

Right now, I am chillin with my cousin Ginger.

What am I supposed to do???????

Sorry guys, she's new to this whole "Conversational Blogging" shibang.

PFFF! Whatever. You're just jealous because I get a cooler color. Hair included.

haHa!! Who's talkin now? (#burn!!!) Plus, your parents named you way to specifically...

ME! What are you, stupid?! This is waaayyy better! (And somebody better get you some butter, cuz you just got TOASTED!)

You are really bad at english..... (I just  corrected her typing/ grammar/ spelling like five times...)

WELLLL! At least I know how to use an Oxford Comma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Apparently, Audrey is awful at using it!)

Epic failure...

BAM! I won!!!

Sorry that yall' have to witness our argument... We are super crazy sometimes.

I still won! Just so yall know. But seriously, the Oxford Comma is WAYYY underappreciated!

#englishnerd ^^^^^^^


So, you just admitted that I am smarter than you??

I'm still the LEAGAL genius in the family! (She's just an 'online' genius)

Well, that online IQ test site was pretty legit. They sent me a letter and everything.

Yeah, but I have a certificate. We just can't find it... We lost it in the move...

Six YEARS ago!!!

You've seen the boxes in the rec room! (It scares my brothers)


SIGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I'm Done! Ginger is signing off!

Well guys. I hope you enjoyed my, interesting, conversation with my cousin. Sorry that you had to hear us rant...

<3/ Audrey
^^^^^^DON'T FORGET ME!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2015


I am working on my site layout right now so if it looks a little weird, that is why.

Thursday, July 9, 2015



I am once again taking requests for my "Dear Audrey" column. If you want to write me a letter, you can either email it to me at or use the anonymous comment box below. I am hoping to get back on a roll with these.

Also, I am hoping to do a Q&A soon so if you have any questions, comment them down below.

<3/ Audrey

(Isn't this just the cutest thing you've ever seen!!!!)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Thrift Store Haul!! Jackets, Shoes, and Misc Stuff

(Let me know if you like this post style. It is different than anything that I have ever done. I used picmonkey for the collage)

Sunday, July 5, 2015

I LOVE Vintage Dresses!!

I was born in the wrong decade :) Which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My Top Ten NEW (well, new to me) Favorite Songs

Hi Guys,
Are you all listening? Paying close attention? Well you should be because I am about to reveal to you my biggest weakness. Drumroll please...
And the winner of the biggest weakness award for the one and only, Audrey Ryan, goes to....

Listening to the same songs OVER AND OVER
If you have been following my blog for a while, some of you may have noticed that I have stopped posting monthly playlists. This is because that they all were becoming really REALLY repetitive. So, I made a resolution at the beginning of June to find five new songs that I really enjoy. Without further ado, (I still don't know how to spell that word) here they are!

|                           Rescue by Yuna                                  |
|                        Geronimo by Sheppard                          |
|                      Wavin' Flag by K'NAAN                         |
|       Behind These Hazel Eyes by Kelly Clarkson         |
|                  Hold On Tight by Greg Holden                   |
|             Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses           |
|                     This Is Home by Switchfoot                     |
|                            Classic by MKTO                              |
|                             Youth by Daughter                           |
|               Remember When by Chris Wallace               |

Hope you enjoyed this post!
(If I do say so myself, it was quite fun to write :)
<3/ Audrey
(I put this one in because I thought that
it would brighten someones day. So,
if you are having a bad day, consider
yourself, bear hugged. :)
(Comment down below if you would like to see more of these type of posts)
(P.S. You guys rock!!)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A (Late) Thank You!!!!

Hey guys!
I know that I'm a little late and it's already halfway through June, but I just wanted to quickly wish you guys a huge thank you because last month (drum-roll please) my blog had the most page-views in one month than it EVER has had. (Like EVER) So, I would like to give a shout-out to the 901 of you that contributed to this amazing feat. It means the world to me.
Love yall' to bits!!!!!
<3/ Audrey

(P.S. I have been traveling like a MADWOMAN during the month of June so I apologize for my lack of new content recently :)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Time Has Finally Come!!!! (ADD #55)

Hello Peeps!
SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE!!! (can I hear a woot woot?) Anyways, my last day of school was on Thursday which was fun. My friend TJ had her birthday party on Friday so that was fun. The whole gang was there and we all went to the park and did "park-y" stuff. (you know what I mean)

I leave for a summer camp tomorrow so that should be fun. I have been going crazy these past couple of days trying to get ready. I needed some shorts before I could go so my mom and I hit the local thrift store. It must have been fate or something because on the first rack when we walked in, there were five pairs of shorts that fit me perfectly! #fate!! TTYL!!!

<3/ Audrey

Saturday, June 13, 2015


Hi Guys!
I know that I could possibly get a lot of hate comments for posting this but I'm going to post it anyways. Due to many factors in my life, I don't feel comfortable wearing what a lot of other girls call "a typical summer outfit" consisting of a camisole, and shorts so short that they are barely in the classification of acceptable clothing. I am so sick of everyone feeling like they have to dress so far out of their comfort zone to be accepted when in reality, we will be accepted as long as we dress in a way that makes us feel comfortable and confident. For me, the three outfits listed below are it. Who said you can't dress super cute and still stay within your comfort zone? Um, not me!! Dress how YOU want to dress. 

Share your outfits with me @audreyryan on polyvore with the hashtag #summermodesty

Love you guys!

<3/ Audrey
Summer Modesty #3

Summer Modesty #2

Spring is coming!!! (sort of)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Summer Kickoff Playlist!!!

(Don't judge me on the number of Christina Perri songs on this playlist. She's my favorite music artist EVER <3)
Brokenhearted by Karmin
Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
Jar of Hearts by Christina Perri
Just Give Me a Reason by Pink
Human by Christina Perri
Thinking out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Arms by Christina Perri
Be My Forever by Christina Perri feat. Ed Sheeran
Take on Me by a-ha
I See Fire by Ed Sheeran
Beautiful Day by U2
I'm Gonna Be by The Proclaimers
Heartbeat Song by Kelly Clarkson

How is everyone's summer break (if you are on summer vacation) going so far?

<3/ Audrey 8-)

Thursday, May 21, 2015


The end has begun!! (haha oxymoron [#nerdy4life]) There is only FOUR more days until my school lets out for summer. Woot Woot!!! Right now I am chilling in the library all by my little lonesome self. JK. I'm totally not lonely. I have this lovely brick wall to keep me company.
There is live music in the commons today which is cool. My school likes to do random stuff like that, especially near the end of the year. The senior pranks have also begun. So far there has been many things covered in many other things...

<3/ Audrey

Monday, May 18, 2015

Latest and Greatest Graphic Design Project: Misseur Cow

I've been working on this for my graphic design class. It's almost done but I still need to put a few finishing touches on it.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

About Me Tag!!!!

Kissed anyone: Nope 
Been drunk: Nope
Cried myself to sleep: Yes
Self harmed: Nope
Felt lonely: Yes
Been depressed: Maybe a little bit....
Smoked: Nope 

Birthday: April 15 1999 
Relationship status: Single 
Biggest fear: Failure 
Dream job: Journalist for the New York Times 
Dream car: 
Dream house: Something that is big enough to accommodate my needs

Like someone: Yes
Love someone: ...
Have a boyfriend/girlfriend: Nope 
Want a boyfriend/girlfriend: Not at the moment 
Have tattoos: nope
Have piercings: just the ears
Party: Oh yes!!! 

Artist: Christina Perri 
Movie: Pride and Prejudice 
Song: I'm Alive by Michael Franti & Spearhead
TV series: The Paradise
Animal: Butterflies 
Book: To Kill a Mockingbird 
Color: Forest Green

Twitter or Facebook: Facebook 
Twitter or Instagram: Instagram 
Facebook or Instagram: Instagram 
Coke or Pepsi: Coke (diet caffeine free is the bomb diggidy dawg)
Tea or coffee: Hot Cocoa (I don't drink tea or coffee)
Tacos or pizza: Pizza Tacos (it's totally a  real thing!!)
Winter or summer: Summer 

Get married: Maybe
Have kids: Maybe
Swim with sharks: I can't swim so that would probably be a bad idea. 
Share a banana: I'm allergic to bananas 
Eat rotten food: Gross! No! 
Marry a foreigner: Sure. Why not. They are just people right? 

I nominate:
Tudda Pudda, Jackie, Jane, Cassi, Quayala (hope I spelled that right:) and anyone else who may be reading this. 

Leave me a link in the comments so I can read your tags.  :) 
Luv U All!
<3/ Audrey

Friday, May 8, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

My Top 10 Favorite Books

1. Letters To Julia by Barbara Ware Holmes
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by JK Rowling
3. Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt
4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
6. The Jane Austin Diaries by Jenni James
7. City of the Falling Sky by Joseph Evans
8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
9. The Perfect Token by Cathryn Tew
10. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Babysitting, babysitting, and more babysitting (ADD #54)

Hello my dear internet friends!!
I bet that 99.5% of anyone who is reading this knows where I am right now. Drumroll please . . . Yes! Babysitting. The kids just went to bed so I have some down time until their parents get home. I do not kid you when I say that I have babysat for at least twelve hours this weekend. So much for relaxing. It has been fun but honestly, I'm burned out. The kids that I sit for are absolute angels but I guess if you do something for too long, then anything can become boring. 

I am actually supposed to be doing homework right now but I can't concentrate. I'm almost too tired to think straight. My birthday was on Wednesday so that was fun. My mom and I went to Michael's and got some fun stuff to use in the DIY tutorials that I'm working on. I won't reveal the details quite yet but I promise that it's coming soon. 

I keep getting notifications on my phone from facebook because it is about the time of day when proud moms start posting prom pictures. It's great to see that everyone is having such a great time but would you at least wait until your child actually leaves for prom before posting pictures. #rantoftheday 

Well I'd better go. TTYL!
<3/ Audrey

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Hey Guys!
Ever thought about opening an Etsy shop? (well you should because it's awesome) Click on this link and Etsy will give you 40 free listings (reg $0.20 each) You should totally do it <3