Saturday, December 24, 2011

oh what?

it's christmas already?
oh uh shoot.
maybe i should wrap my presents,

i went with a simple way of wrapping my gifts
i wrapped them in white poster paper we had lying around our house,
followed this tutorial for the lettering and wrapped some ribbon around the packages.

i had these great plans for my gift wrapping this year but they sort of fell by the wayside.

sneak peek.
i got all of my family members the same thing.
but different.

i can't wait for them to feast their eyes on these babies.

it'll be a good christmas.
i can just feel it.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

sometimes in life,
things don't go according to plan.
you may be angry and frustrated at first.
but then you realize,
everything happens for a reason.

and thanks to many prayers and sleepless nights,
i'm at peace.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

ahhh polyvore.

due to the increased boredom that i've had these past few days,
i've gotten back into polyvore.
if you haven't ever heard of it, check it out.
it's super addicting.

if you have one, please follow me.

here are some of my many latest creations

all the way home i'll be warm

beautifully yours

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

fun fact.

my dad is santa.
he dresses up like santa for a some family friend's christmas party every year for about ten years.
he doesn't have to stuff a pillow under his jacket and we don't even put blush on his already rosy cheeks.
i would say he's closest thing to santa you could find.

oh why do i look so funny?
i got my wisdom teeth out yesterday.

it hurts and the pain killers are making me sick. really sick.
but luckily the kardashians and gilmore girls are making me feel a little better

all i've eaten is pudding, mashed potatoes, spaghetti o's and oatmeal.
it's been an awesome couple of days.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

i finally got my computer back.
the virus, destroyed it.
the nice geek squad people fixed it.
however, to fix it they had to delete everything.

music, videos, pictures, gone.
thankfully my important pictures are backed up.
no music to listen to though.

since all of it is gone i decided to just start over my music library.
i had a lot of music i didn't even like anymore.

so here's my question,

what is your most played band?
or just a band you'd like to recommend.
i'd greatly appreciate it.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

so... here's the thing.
my computer has been taken over by a virus.
i don't know how to get it off,
i don't know how it got on there,
but i took it to the professionals before it did serious damage.
it's making my hair fall out and my face break out.

good news though.
i'm no longer a failure.
i'm a college student now.
starting january i will be stomping the campus of orem. watch out.
that also caused the lost hairs and acne.

it's been quite the week to say the least.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

i meant to blog about this a while ago...

bradley cooper.
how do you feel about it?
i personally.. somewhat agree.
he is gorgeous without a doubt.

he looks darn fine with short hair.
and you can't deny those are some peepers he has.

do you agree?
if not, who is the sexiest man alive?
(keep in mind, he speaks french, cooks gourmet italian meals, and a straight up gentleman.)

Friday, November 25, 2011


please forgive me,
for i'm truly uninspired.

i went shopping today, not really for black friday, shopping was merely a necessity for the lack of clothes my RM brother was having.

i'm done christmas shopping. it feels pretty good.

but there were some pretty good deals where i was but again, i'm very uninspired.
i wandered for at least a half hour with nothing but a little gift for my mom.

why can't i find anything??

then i saw this girl walk in, she had that style that everybody wants to dress like but they're too scared.
she had a loose braid, glasses, a chunky knit sweater, ankle pants that showed her fair isle patterned socks inside of her oxfords.

she walked in and immediately started grabbing things.
(note: i'm really not a creeper like this in most situations.)
soo... i followed her around.

and you know what?
it worked.
not saying i copied her.
i actually saw her as she was checking out and she had none of the same things

but i found two things that i'm pretty excited about
my mom got mad at me and took them from me, threw me some cash and said i had to wait until christmas to wear them now.

christmas. i can't wait.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

i don't mean to brag but...

i'm pretty sure i had the best thanksgiving

one thing i'm grateful for this thanksgiving?
having my brother home safely after serving the lord for two years.

welcome home elder.
i missed you quite terribly.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

wardrobe wednesday {cable knits}

it's the most beautiful time of the year.
one of my favorite parts of this time of year?
sweaters galore.

especially cable knit ones

sweater: american eagle, jeans: forever 21, shoes: shoe carnival, hat:gap
it's a beautiful day.
let's enjoy it

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

let's take a walk in the brisk cold autumn air.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

costco sampling etiquette

today was a particularly hard day at the store of costco,
i decided to vent a little bit while teaching a great lesson for my readers.

i'm a sample lady.
yes it is quite a job.

so here is my guide to being a polite costco sampler.

(yes people really do these things)

1. don't ignore us. our job is to greet you and talk about our product, just be a little nice

2. please please please only grab one.we take all this time to fill up the tray and i'm ready to give nine people a taste and then one person comes up and grabs four. cool. i guess only five people will get to taste it.

3. we have a little plastic shelter thing for a reason, don't grab any other food that isn't underneath it. nothing irks me more. i've had people come behind and reach around me to get it while i'm preparing.

4. don't be a know it all. we don't know what we're sampling until we get there that morning, i can't tell you everything about the product.

and finally

5. don't hover. unless i'm having a conversation with you, and i'm not ready, don't hang around and wait for the sample, walk around the aisle or something.

now instead of giving you the stink eye like i do when people do these things, all the sampling ladies will love you.

Friday, November 18, 2011

somedays, i just get this sudden motivation to just do something crafty.
but i have nothing to do.

one thing i really want to do is get a new duvet,
mine's super old and doesn't even match my room or what i'm going for,
neither does it match my gorgeous handmade quilt from my grandma.

i have always had my eye on those ruffled duvets

but who has an extra two hundred dollars laying around for a blanket??

i researched it.
there are tons of tutorials for each of these.
the only problem is finding time to do it.

i'm seriously thinking of doing this one or this one.
does anyone think i'm crazy?
or i can do it?

i'll do it.

Friday, November 11, 2011

friday favorites

gold eyeliner

new purse from H&M

 a purse finally big enough to hold all of my stuff

garden walk by H&M
my first purchase of perfume

modern family
my new favorite tv show

 yes, i was there in this madness.
and you know what?
it was worth it!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

wardrobe wednesday {polka-dot dress}

those of you who know me, know my polka-dot dress.
i love my polka-dot dress.
it's amazing.
dress: pac sun, tights: forever 21, boots: aldo

 i also bought the boots from aldo.
they were kind of a spontaneous buy.

my first pair of wedges.
i feel awesome.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

i'm in love with my new spin pins.

Monday, October 31, 2011

the holiday where you dress up and stuff.

i tried to find a picture of me in my favorite halloween costume,
when i was seven, my mom made me a dress that looked exactly like sleeping beauty's blue dress.
we tried to find just one we could buy but they were only in pink.
i needed it in blue so my mom so lovingly made it.
however me and my mom took at least two hours trying to find a picture and had no luck.
so instead here's a picture of my other two favorite costumes.

yes, yes that is my dear old friend lisa

i was a cheerleader and a tiger.

also my sixteen year old brother believes nobody is too old for halloween.
for school he dressed up as coach newman.
the goatee is rough because he lost his beard at school so we just used duct tape.
then he decided to go trick-or-treating
as optimus prime

what was your favorite costume?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

a weekend to remember

sometimes we put on fake eyelashes and take many pictures.
leaves are just too pretty to leave alone.