Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Before: Orange Dress

This is the before......
(Via 2008)
The "After" is coming soon!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Time Capsule

So, you know how Facebook now shows all of your old messages with a person whenever you send a message, or chat? It is so funny to see ancient messages stored from years and years ago.

This is a prime one that I stumbled upon while sending a message to my friend Hailey.

The cray thing is that I sent this message to her four days after I met my husband! Of course, I didn't know it at the time. Husb and I met randomly in a friends apartment, and he noticed me immediately, and tried to chat me up, but I was so oblivious because I was hearbreakingly obsessed this other boy who turned out to be not so interested.
Luckily for ridiculous little me Husb was persistent and we eventually ended up where we are today! Murried!!
It's so nice to look back and realize that everything happens for a reason. Even when things seem hopeless they really, truly, never are!

And here's a love picture from our recent vacation to a cabin in heber! Because... why not!
PS thanks Hailey for the chat! I hope it's ok that I posted it!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hot Pink

I have never liked hot pink. Ever. For these reasons:
-It clashes with my hair. 
-Reminds me of barbie and popular blonde high school girls.
-A girl* holds up a hot pink skirt to me (at my retail job) and asks "what color top do i wear with this?" I reply "Any basic tops in grey, cream, black, white, or mix it up with some fun things like turquoise jewelry and a brown cardigan" while selecting hot pink skirt appropriate tops. The girl replies "hmmm... ok. Do you have any hot pink tops that would match?" What?! Who thinks that is a good idea? (*this incident has literally happened more than 10 times.)

From Design Sponge
But now... After all these so many years. I am obsessed. I especially like it when used so well, like in this living room.

I even bought two hot pink sweaters, and you know what, they aren't half bad.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

the bags.

Remember my post about meditation, and how I sat on this bean bag?
Well one of my friends convinced me that I need to put these in my still *cough cough* coming soon etsy shop!

What do you think?


Sunday, June 12, 2011

My new fav.

How gorgeous is this picture from A Beautiful Mess?
I just love it.

Friday, June 10, 2011


Today is Bethany's wedding.
She is one of my bff's, and here are some pictures of the two of us for your enjoyment! (or mostly mine.)

Gypsies in West Jerusalem. 
No, we didn't realize that we looked so crazy. And yes, we did walk around all day looking like that.
Some museum..?.?... Israel
King Abdullah Mosque. Amman, Jordan
The Mecca Mall. We are joined by Seth and Piper.
The Jordan River. Galilee.
Happy wedding day bethany!

Ok I had to throw this one in too...

don't worry. you are supposed to laugh.
This is our first belly dance class. 

This is what i call "Wolf People." (coined by Drea. I don't know if she remembers, but I use this term on a weekly basis.)

Thursday, June 9, 2011


I bought a bottle of tacky-glue at Hancock and the cashier asked me what I was going to use it for.... um..... seriously? It's glue.

I have been using cette glue to finish up a bunch of crafts. Most of which you will see very soon in my etsy shop!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

#1 Motion City Soundtrack

Several novels will be written about today.
That was just the kind of day I had!

This is novel #1.

Three months ago I was running ten miles a week and man did I feel good! Since my onslaught of baseball bat headaches I haven't gone near a treadmill.  Last week I finally had the energy to approach one! I didn't get much running done, but walking was good enough! Tonight was my second reunion with this blissful machine, and it was amazing! I ran two miles at 5.7 speed! (That's a good run for me, even minus headaches.) Thank you meditation..... and glasses.

What got me pumped for my run was Motion City Soundtrack. I haven't listened to this band in an extremely long time and I was feeling a little wild tonight!

Back in high school I was a little bit more wild in general, in a rock and roll sort of way. (If my H.S. self knew that the present me listens to Top 40 radio stations I would have been very upset.) When I was 17 I went to a Motion City Soundtrack  and Ok Go concert at the Avalon with my friend Charity. It was incredible! It was the kind of concert where you can't not jump because the whole crowd is so squished together and jumping to the beat, that everyone just moves up and down as one sweaty entity. 
At most venues there is a barrier between the crowd and the stage where bouncers sit and catch crowd surfers if there are any. At this place, however, there was no barrier and no bouncers to be seen and people were getting thrown onto the stage! My 17 year old self was NOT going to miss this! So i flirted with some nearby boys and convinced them to hoist me up onto the waving arms of the crowd. My horizontal body moved forward on the hands of strangers. Yesss!! rock and roll bliss! I knocked some front row guys in the head with my sole-heavy green converse and they threw me onto the stage so hard that I slid twelve-ish feet right into the bassist and his microphone. He was currently singing, and as soon as I knew what was going on the microphone was bouncing on the ground next to me making an amplified thudding sound heard all around the venue. A stage guy ran to pick it up and yelled at me to move. I ran off the side of the stage and went back to meet my friend. I did not crowd surf again that night!

It was a pretty hardcore, and I liked that. However, I'm making a huge assumption here, but I would bet that it's not a musician's favorite thing to have his microphone knocked over by a teenage girl while performing. I felt bad for being annoying.

A year later Motion City came back opening for  the All-American Rejects. (and if you knew me in high school you probably know that I'd never miss an AAR concert.) The show was also amazing. Justin Cain, the lead singer for Motion City was signing autographs after the show. I asked him to sign my pants, and told him that I was sorry that I knocked over the bassists mic the last time they were in Salt Lake. He looked straight up at me and said "That was YOU!" I think I turned the same color as my hair. Then he continued, "Well, I guess we can be friends now." Now that was rock and roll bliss! Friends with the lead singer!

Pants from High School!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Janelle Monae

Hue and Hum poses this song today.
Gave me a cheerey star to my morning.
Yes morning is at noon. It's my day off. No judging allowed.