The Lightning Thief Musical, Practically Perfect

‘Look I didn’t want to be a Halfblood’

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I have been a fan of the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series since I was in 5th grade right before the final book came out. When I had first learned of the musical I was skeptical. I mean how could I not be after the movies… *shudder* But then I started following along and realized it was nothing like the movies. For one they actually had a blonde Annabeth.

So of course when I found out the musical was touring I had to see if I could get tickets and 8 months later I finally got to go.

Here is everything you need to know about why the Lightning Thief is the perfect musical for Percy Jackson fans!

Percy and Annabeth.

Chris McCarrell and Kristin Stokes do a fantastic job at portraying these characters. These are two of my favorite characters of all time and I can say that I think they were wonderful at it. They are able to show the progression of their relationship throughout the first book and help the audience to see just how perfect these two are together. As well as show each characters individual struggles and dreams and how their past has influenced them as they journey through this show.

Also, Kristin’s performance of “My Gran Plan,” one of my favorite songs, was stunning and I could see everything I know about Annabeth in all of the books in this.

SOO true to the book.

The fans of Percy Jackson have not always been fortunate with adaptations… but this musical is really a fan’s dream. From having practically word for word lines from the book to chapter titles being used as dialogue (Supreme Lord of the Bathroom) and even some sneaky references to other books one can’t help but be sucked in. It was really like watching the scenes from the books play out in front of you as you were reading.

Ryan Knowles playing Medusa and Poseidon and literally like 5 other people. 

I don’t know how his voice has as much range as it does but WOW. He was fantastic at all of his roles but especially when he played Medusa. My brother who wasn’t too happy about me making him come loved this part in the show. I was really pleased about the scene with Medusa because I love it in the book and I think how the musical captures it was wonderful. As they are “impertinent’’ *winky face*

The live band!

The use of a live band really helps to set the mood for each scene and each character theme. It encapsulates the rock musical feel and propels the storyline forward especially on all of the travel scenes.

The use of light and set.

The lights that are incorporated are fantastic at helping to enhance what is happening in the scene. From the use of blue light for not only just Percy Jackson as a whole but to create an underwater feel to red lights creating a dripping effect as in a cave and to create things like the underworld and Tartarus. The set is very minimal but everything is used to its fullest potential to portray vehicles and camp and used for exposition during songs and tales of the past.

Smelly Gabe.

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April Favorites

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The end of April is here. I am amazed at how fast 30 days flew by. When I started this challenge I wasn’t sure how I would do it, but here we are Day 30. For the end of the month, I’ve decided it would only be fitting to discuss my April Favorites.

The Dragon Prince: A Netflix Original

“Two human princes forge an unlikely bond with the elfin assassin sent to kill them, embarking on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands.”

I am late to the party on this one. It premiered last fall and I have heard a lot of good things from some of my friends. I finally got around to watching it and I will say I am pleasantly surprised. The storyline is complex and interesting and I’ve enjoyed it so far. I have yet to watch the second season but I will have it finished by the end of the week most likely.

It has a shared creator with Avatar the Last Airbender, as well as a voice actor, Jack De Sena who played Sokka, now playing the main character Callum.

Burt’s Bees Mascara

I have used Burt’s Bees products for a while and when they came out with their mascara I was excited. It is one of my favorite products. Made with 100% natural ingredients it is gentle and nourishing on my lashes. They make my lashes look great for everyday wear, and by adding a few extra coats also perfect for making a more dramatic look.

Sold at Walgreens and now Ulta.

Honey Citrus Mint Tea from Starbucks

As I write this I am sipping a Honey Citrus Mint Tea. Made with a tea bag of Jade Citrus Mint and a Peach Tranquility it is delicious! It also smells amazing. Perfect to comfort a sore throat or just for a warm pick me up. This has been my go-to drink as of late. It makes me feel cozy inside. Highly recommend

Sara Bareilles: Amidst the Chaos

Amidst the Chaos came out at the beginning of the month and has been one of the albums on repeat during my study sessions throughout this month. My favorite songs on the album are Orpheus and Poetry by Deadman. Quickly followed by A Safe Place to Land feat. John Legend.

What have been some of your favorites this month??

And with that, the 30 Day Challenge comes to an end. Thank you for following along! Be sure to subscribe to my blog to get all of the insider’s newsletters and to be notified of new blog posts.

 

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Tiaras through the Ages

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I’ve loved princesses and tiaras for as long as I can remember. My mom likes to make a point that when I was little I would just have a tiara on all the time with every outfit. Although I don’t think that has changed much, I will say I don’t wear tiaras as often just because what was once thought of as a cute kid thing is not as normal in the day to day college life. Sad I know. I think we need to change that. Petition to wear tiaras every day in college.

Now it seems the only acceptable time to wear a tiara out in public is on your birthday, so naturally, I have begun to take advantage of that every chance I get. Continue reading

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5 Perfect Gifts to get your Mom this Mother’s Day

5 Perfect Gifts to Get your Mom this Mother's Day |Thoughts&Daisies Mother’s Day is coming up in two weeks and now would be a good time to start getting ready for it. Before the day sneaks up on you and go scrambling to find something for your mom the night before.Mother’s Day is coming up in two weeks and now would be a good time to start getting ready for it. Before the day sneaks up on you and go scrambling to find something for your mom the night before. The great things about moms are as long as your gift comes from your heart you don’t have to go spending hundreds of dollars. Unless you want to and your gift is taking your mom on vacation to somewhere she has always dreamed.

But in general, the best gifts are the small meaningful ones. Like…

1. Take your mom out to dinner

Spending quality time with your mom on her day is one of the best gifts you can give her. Go out to dinner, chat, and enjoy some good food and each other’s company.

2. A handwritten card

Handwritten cards always feel more special in this day and age. It shows just how much you care when you take the time to hand write it. Express to your mom just how much she means to you in a cute note.

3. Something she has been talking about

Giving her a gift of something she has been talked lets her know you listen. Has she been asking for a new pan because hers is old? Maybe a new purse she saw online that she has been keeping on eye on? Whatever that may be she will appreciate this thoughtful gesture.

4. Photos of the two of you

Create an album or just a frame photo that she doesn’t have and see how much she will love this gift. You can even put the photo on an item like a mug and she can always have the two of you close by even when you aren’t.

5. Something that reminds you of her

If there is something that you see and it always reminds you of your mom get it for her. Whether that be a bouquet of flowers, a book, or even some stationary and pens.

What are some things you do for your mom on Mother’s Day?

5 Perfect Gifts to Get your Mom this Mother's Day |Thoughts&Daisies Mother’s Day is coming up in two weeks and now would be a good time to start getting ready for it. Before the day sneaks up on you and go scrambling to find something for your mom the night before.

 

5 Perfect Gifts to Get your Mom this Mother's Day |Thoughts&Daisies Mother’s Day is coming up in two weeks and now would be a good time to start getting ready for it. Before the day sneaks up on you and go scrambling to find something for your mom the night before.
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Bloggers/Instagrammers I’m Loving Right Now

Bloggers/Instagrammers I'm Loving Right Now |Thoughts&Daisies As the month comes to a close I thought I would write a roundup of some Instagrammers and bloggers that I have been into lately. 

As the month comes to a close I thought I would write a roundup of some Instagrammers and bloggers that I have been into lately. 

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https://www.instagram.com/autumrainn/

Autum is someone I have been following since a little after I started my blog. She had close to 10 thousand follows and since then has skyrocketed to a whopping 25.8K. And she deserves every one. Her style and attention to detail are flawless. She works so hard on every one of her posts. She is very genuine with her followers and even does a video of her dancing every time she reaches a new thousand followers. But I mean seriously look at this gorgeous feed.

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https://www.instagram.com/ceciliapappas/

I found Cecilia’s page over a year ago now and decided to follow her after watching one of her live videos. She is a Catholic faith and fashion blogger and is always so unafraid to show tell the world about Jesus. She is also totally down to post ‘dorky’ photos that show her personality and somehow still look perfect with her feed. Her style rocks and so does her messages.

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https://www.instagram.com/kaliannakali/

Kalianna is just a ray of sunshine. Her feed is insanely colorful. Her photos are so unique and she makes the craziest things look so eye-catching and beautiful. Her Instagram color scheme is everything I could dream of. I love the bright colors and how she makes it all pop. She has the coolest heeled boots and did I mention she has a pig named Pumba?

 

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https://www.instagram.com/megannmillls/

Megan started her account a few months ago and I found her through Kalianna. Her Instagram is also filled with gorgeous colors and she is really sweet and has amazing style. I would love to steal some of her outfits.

 

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https://www.instagram.com/bethlucyblogs/

Beth Lucy is among one of the first people I started following along with on my blog. She writes about books, fashion, and travel. She works really hard to create her Instagram feed each line is a different theme and I admire her dedication. Her travel blogs give me the itch to go travel but at the moment I live vicariously through her photos 😜

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https://www.instagram.com/everyjuly/

Victoria blogs about college/lifestyle and a lot about travel and all the photos she takes on her adventures are breathtaking. Again, making me want to go see these places for myself. Everywhere she goes looks so fun and beautiful.

https://everyjuly.com  

 

These are just a few of the people I follow. I can’t believe this is the last Saturday of April?? Only three more days of the 30 Day Challenge. Be sure to subscribe to follow along. Let me know what else you would like to see me write about!

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