Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Wouldn't it be great if... were possible to eat whatever the heck you wanted and STILL lose weight?

...I had this great ability to always know what to talk about with cute guys? family lived here in Utah with me?

...I could be tan without tanning?

...I had perfect vision?

...I could go longer than two days without showering or having to get ready?  Now THAT is what would be truly great.

Listening to Run Every Time by Gavin DeGraw.

Loving summer so hard.  I'm so in love with having no homework or obligations.  Amazing.

Thinking about what I'm going to do next.  The possibilities are endless.  Beautiful.

Wanting something super sugary and cold...frozen yogurt sounds sooooo goooooood right now....

Needing to get some new running shorts/cover-up shorts for the ward camp out.

Peace and blessings.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Lots of somethin' somethin's from the week

There's a LOT I want to blog about today.  So yeah, here we go.

I'm not even really sure where to start, actually.  How about last night?

Last night was the night Emily and I saw off Kristen and Megan to go home.  We went up to City Creek to shop and have dinner as a last hurrah for the summer.  I'm not going to comment on how I feel about that because I'm just going to end up rambling about how awesome it was that they stayed, how much I'll miss them, how I spent almost every spare minute with them this past week (and Spring term), how I'll feel a little lost without them... ;)

Megan helped me expand my wardrobe this week at Plato's Closet and Love Culture.  Apparently I tend to stick with blacks and classy timeless items, but last night she picked out a crazy shirt for me.  I'm 99% sure everyone around me thinks that I wear no color at all and need to branch out.  I personally disagree with this assertion.  I have several cotton t-shirts with color on them....

Super ghetto picture in front of a mirror in the bathroom.  Taken with my phone.
I would also like to draw your attention to the bangles that Megan picked out to wear with the shirt.

I picked this blazer out for myself.

Another ghetto picture in front of the mirror.  Good thing this isn't a fashion blog.
Anyways, here are some other highlights from the week in pictures.

Megan and I went to a work party and watched Megamind with our coworkers.  I had to parallel park...and this is how it turned out.  Do you think I'm close enough to the edge!?

I got a pretty gnarly burn at work, pulling out chicken from the oven.  Part of me likes it, but a larger part of me is bummed that it's going to scar on such a visible part of my body--my dominant hand!  Now every time I look down at my hand, I'm going to end up thinking about cooking chicken at work.  Nice.

Some other thoughts:

  • We took some roommate pictures this week, which was fun.  Here are some of the pictures.  (And by "some," I mean all of the ones I'm in that I have access to on Facebook.)

The Booty Tooch picture with Emily.  Kristen and Megan looking into the store window in the background is a nice touch.

I couldn't do the cutsie hand pose.  I just couldn't, so I didn't.

I like this one, but I have no idea where I was looking...

Impromptu stop sign picture.  I don't know.

This one's weird because my hair looks sooo much shorter!

I have no idea what I was saying.  I like how mine is the only "freak-out" face...

I'm not sure how I feel about this one.

  • At work there's the "hot kitchen" (us) and then the Dish Room in the next room over.  This is where we dump all of our dirty dishes, and there's a team of probably ten or so people who wash them and put them away.  Everyone in the dish room has special needs in some way or another, and it's AWESOME to walk by and say hi to them all the time.  It makes my day.  The other day as the hot kitchen was all eating lunch, we got to talking about them and the dynamics of their relationships.  I guess one of the girls, Sandie, has "dated" almost every boy in the dish room, and they all go back and forth, dating each other.  Mindy, my boss, made a comment about this that I probably won't forget for a long time.  She said something to the effect of "If we all were that forgiving and loved unconditionally like they do, then there wouldn't be any single thirty year olds..."  This really struck a chord with me, and I've thought about it a lot this week.  Am I forgiving like a child?  Do I really love unconditionally like a child would?  I don't think I can truthfully answer yes to either of those questions.  I need to, though.
  • I got my car fixed up/ oil change on Monday.
  • Taco Tuesday with the FHE group was fun.
  • This week was my last "power session" at Weight Watchers, so now I'm a regular member!
  • I went to Yogurtland twice this week.  I'm in love.
  • I'm looking forward to a Father's Day family dinner tomorrow night.  That will be fun.
  • Me me me.  Maybe someday I'll blog about something other than me.  haha.

Monday, June 11, 2012

SOoOoOo...because I'm all cute and stuff

I made a couple of notebooks.

That's right.

I looked up a DIY and did it, dangit, because I CAN be one of those cute and crafty girls that makes rockin' crafts and then turns around and blogs about it on their cute little crafty bloggy blog.*

So here they are!

There's a bit of a glare in the picture...but dass okaayyy.  Ees for fun.

So I guess now as a crafty cute blogger, this is the part where I elaborate and post pictures of how I did it.  I'm not going to do that because 1) that might be too much effort and 2) since it is too much effort, I didn't do it.

I can write the story, though!  My friend Megan and I went to Hobby Lobby, bought cute papiah, modge podge and some ribbon.  Then we went to Wal-Mart and bought the notebooks.

Back at the apartment all we did was 1) modge podge the paper to the book, painting it on the front and back.  Step 1.5) We cut the paper to fit the notebook.  I bought two types of paper so step 2 was cutting the second type of paper and modge-podging it across the middle. 3) I cut the ribbon to the length I wanted to wrap around the book, and then hot glued it with Megan's hot glue gun.

I am so crafty, it's not even funny.**

*This blog might not be AS crafty as I make it out to be, as this is the first craft.
**Shout out to Megan for walking me through this one.  If you must know, I was a little overwhelmed at the store picking out everything.  I realize that this is a below elementary-school-level-easy craft.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Isn't it funny?

Isn't it funny how when you're SO busy you think of a MILLION and a half things that you would do if you had the free time..."If only I had time to do that, I would be there in a heartbeat!!" or "I would say yes, but I don't have time..."

And then, when you have the summer, you can barely figure out what to do to be productive?

Okay, that's a LITTLE bit exaggerated for me.  I don't believe in boredom, and I'm always working on something or thinking of something to do.  Even so.  It's a lot to think of filling up the whole summer when I'm barely scraping by with 20 hours a week at my new job.  I also want to steer clear of watching too many movies, TV and Facebook time.

So here's a starter list of things I'm going to do this summer.

  • Make sure my room's always clean.
  • Read a ton--maybe reread the Harry Potter series??
  • Blog and journal.  Document my life and feelings.
  • Read the scriptures.
  • Start a sewing project.  I want to make a rag quilt.
  • Work out at the gym.
  • Make miscellaneous projects on Pinterest (pending right now is a cute notebook and a "sailor's" bracelet.
  • Make cookies.  Always good. ;)
  • Make great playlists and update my iPod.  Search for new music.
  • Find a cool piece of furniture and refurnish it.
  • Do the same thing to an old piece of clothing (once I figure out how to sew.  See above "sewing project")
  • Practice the piano and violin.
Like I said, it's just a starter list.  I'm open to any suggestions.  Blogging for today?  Done.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Ode to Reese's

As I'm sure many of you can relate ("many" as in 2 out of my 6 followers who might actually read this),  Reese's  most likely is one of the best gifts God has ever given to mankind.  That being said, I just ate four.

You might also remember that I mentioned that I started Weight Watchers this week.  That being said, I just ate two meal's worth of points.  Beautiful.

So this week I started the new job.  I'm going to list the positive things I like about it so far.
  • I'm going to become a better cook after working here.  I'm learning a lot about how to prepare things faster and how to cook/follow recipes better, be better at estimating things, etc.
  • I'm going to be really good at standing on my feet for long periods of time, and I'm gaining muscle from this job.  I'm lifting heavy things and am walking around a ton, and that burns a heck of a lot more calories than sitting on my butt all day.
  • I'm making new friends and meeting new people.
  • I'm going to learn how to save more efficiently than I ever have before.
  • I won't be on the computer all day, so less Facebook time, which is good.
Here's a little somethin' somethin' to make you smile.