Wednesday, March 31, 2010

oh hey,

did I mention that this weekend I will not be here,

but here?

For this.

Yeah. You could say that I'm pretty excited.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dear Future House,

Please look something like the house in the newer Pride and Prejudice.

I like it a lot.

{but can't find any more pictures. Just look at the interior of their house next time you watch}

I die every time I watch it. But then again I swoon at many things in this movie.

The music.
The dance scenes.
When Lizzy denies Darcy (such chemistry).
The costumes.
The sets.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Surprises


For Me:
Getting a letter in the mail.
Finding a dollar in your jeans.
Waking up only to realize you get to sleep in.
Coming home to dinner already made.
Having the door held open for you.
Canceled class.
A hello from an old friend.
Finding a cute dress for a steal.
Loving a book you didn't think you would like.
Getting a quiet moment while the sun sets/rises.
Netflix in the mail.

For others: 
Baking for a friend.
Sending a text of love or calling a friend.
Smiling really big at a passing stranger.
Letting cars in before you.
Doing the dishes.
Buying flowers.
Cleaning the bathroom.
Leaving out a book/ article for someone that you know would like.
Paying attention to the children/pets in your life.
Getting the newspaper on a cold morning.
Heating up the water for hot chocolate.
Get their favorite candy randomly.

I think the best things about these little surprises are that they are surprises, no expectations or anticipation or waiting. I love when I get surprised by any of those things listed above because you know you were being thought of and that the other person wanted to do something for you without you asking or requesting anything. 
So what did I leave out??

Friday, March 19, 2010

The internet can be a scary place...

So I really like browsing etsy stuff. Haven't boughten much off of the site, but I ALWAYS see cute stuff on there.

That being said, I am slightly freaked out by other things I have seen on Etsy.

Example A:

Baby Limbs Hooktastic Coat and Key Rack

A "Baby Limbs Hooktastic Coat and Key Rack"

.... for $59.00???  I'm sorry, if I ever walked into someone's house and was going to hang my coat up and saw that, I would RUN.

Example B:

Lovely Vintage Taupe Pleated Dress

Ummmm.... what?!  Please don't model all of your clothes with freaky/ uber creepy animal and clown masks. I will be having nightmares tonight, thanks.

Yes, I did link these.... maybe you like that sort of stuff?  Goshh the scary stuff sneaking around near all the cute stuff is like surfing the googling something innocent and accidentally opening some porn site- unexpected, and you want to get out as quickly as possible and erase that memory men-in-black style.

On a happier note a ordered a Shabby Apple Duck Beach dress! 
Sale? Yes please!

Red or green shirt-collar dress with large sash at the waist.

... At least on Shabby Apple I won't see creepy doll limbs or animal masks lurking about.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Is the trend of big statement headbands about to go out? I still love them personally, but I know that I drool over pictures of them in the computer, and when it comes to actually wearing them I hesitate.

Tell me, what do you think of this one?

Delphine Headband
I can't tell how it would look, if I would feel absolutely foolish wearing it. Maybe with my bangs and curling my hair it wouldn't be quite so eye-catching? Am I just being foolish? Is it ugly? It that trend dead as a doorknob?

I was thinking it would look good in the winter with my black coat, a little color y'know?

....oh, I don't know....

While we are looking at things I am drooling over, check these out:

Also from Etsy:

Lace Ribbon Headband in Black or White
I love me some lace.


And this.

I'd marry the Anthropologie sale section if I could.

Oh, and I suppose $15 wouldn't be too bad for this lampshade.

It's the little gestures

(via iamthecrime)

I just love when a simple phone call makes your entire day.

When a few words from someone perks you up, and puts a smile on your face all day long.

.... and I love getting voice mails that make you laugh, especially because you can play them over and over again.

Sometimes, just what we need is to hear the right person's voice, and to just listen.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Sometimes, just sometimes okay, all the time I get wrapped up in nostalgic memories.

-Packing up my room
-Going through old clothes
-Looking through old school stuff
-Reading my old kid's books (oh, hello Little House on the Prairie)
-Looking at old pictures
-Watching movies from when I was a kid (Love you forever Disney!)
-Music from when I was a kid
-Food from when I was a kid

.... and I am still pretty much a kid.

When this happens, as it often does, I have to remember to pause and realize that life right now is even better. And that there is still so much to look forward to.

Then I neatly fold and put everything back (or change the channel/station), stand up, and go live my life.

I don't want to be Lot's wife.  Because it's good to look back, but not want to go back.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Oh, I'm sorry! ...No wait, I'm not!

Despite the bitterness the title of this post implies, I'm not bitter about anything, just very confused.

I have this habit of apologizing for everything. I don't mean to, it's just a reflex or something.

And it's not just saying sorry, the apologetic tone seeps into my normal talk. I was telling my friend last night that I had converted (we only see each other in class and we know each other from like preschool so I am not like that tight with her or anything). Andddd I was sounding apologetic when I kept bringing up church stuff!

When she asked me about who I hang out with I said church friends, and I heard myself saying it apologetically like I was embarrassed or something and she even said "That's okay!" or something. I am NOT embarrassed by my religion or that I hang out with people who I go to church with. That's what was so frustrating about my apologeticism. yes, I am aware that's not a word computer. It doesn't bother me when normally I apologize to someone that bumps into me, but I always do wonder why. 

Does anybody else do this? I can't figure out why I would do something like that... Maybe I was feeling awkward about it because right before I told her I converted she was kind of reacting to the fact that I said my Aunt graduated from BYU.

I am PROUD of my Church. It has helped me become a better person, and hopefully I am not making other people's lives better and happier.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Romeo and Juliet or Romeo + Juliet?

So I am taking a Shakespeare and Film class this semester. For our first essay we read the play, and watched the Zeffirelli and Lurhmann movies to compare and contrast.

(I compared Mercutio's Queen Mab speech)

My question to you is: Which do you prefer?

(In case you are not familiar with the director's names, here is a picture from each)



Personally? I prefer the one more focused on love instead of violence. Plus my head is spinning most of the time in Luhrmann's. Too. noisy.

It's kind of crazy how different these interpretations are. It's so cool to see how differently people respond to it and what you learn from each one though! I suppose that is what makes it good, right?

PS. This guy I know (but not really friends with) said a few weeks ago that he hates analyzing books and discussing themes and such. That it kills the stories. My heart died a little.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I just love missionaries. And awesome cakes.

They are the absolute best.

One of the elders currently at my ward is especially hilarious. (I sure hope he keeps in touch when he leaves)

Do you recognize this guy? He is from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. If you have yet to see it I highly recommend it. 

He and Elder P are basically the same. 

Now whenever I am with Elder P I just think of him shouting "GUMMY BEARS!" or "STEEEEEVE!"
We even named our awesome cake from a Relief Society cake decorating activity after him.
Meet Steven Christopher. (The Steven part is in honor of Steve the monkey from above)

The resemblance is uncanny. 

I'd like to take full credit for the awesomeness of the above picture, but alas, I cannot. Though I was a part in it's creation. I told my friend when she came up with the idea that my high school class mascot was Cookie Monster. She laughed and later tonight she was talking to my other friend that I went to high school with when she turned to me and said that she thought I was kidding! She then said I was no longer allowed to joke around with her because she doesn't know when I am kidding or not. She was the friend that also thought I was joking when I told her I was moving... until I was moved in.

PS. Doesn't our cake look amazing?? I am quite proud. Good job team! There must be some sort of magical link or something between me and awesome baked goods.

PS.PS. So I loved Alice in Wonderland. Well, maybe love is a bit of a stretch but I did enjoy it and would watch it again. YOU WON ME OVER TIM BURTON!! (But I still won't watch your other movies.)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date!

Okay I'm not sure if that line will be in the movie, but I am going to go see the midnight premiere of Alice in Wonderland.


I'm not sure why though.... I know it's supposed to be when she is like older and returns or something, but I don't really get how it will be different. And for some reason I keep thinking that I will like Tim Burton movies. So I keep going to see them. And each time I sit there wondering what the heck I am witnessing and count down till it's over. Haven't liked a single one (except maybe nightmare before Christmas, but that may very well be because it was from my childhood) .

So, here's so hoping that this one will change my mind, open my eyes, and convert me to a Tim Burton fan!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Napkin please?

Okay, I'm not proud of this but I need to get it off my chest.

I happen to have this bad habit. I blame it on four years of uniforms that masked stains and dirt really really well.

... I tend to wipe my hands on whatever I am wearing/ laying on. Jeans, blankets, sweat, shirts, you name it. Now don't get me wrong, I don't walk around with huge stains on my clothes every day (that I know of) but when I am at home and snacking on stuff walking around the house and don't have a napkin already out I unconsciously wipe my hands on myself. Half way through I catch myself and cringe. 

Back in high school you seriously could. not. tell. whether a skirt was newly washed or hadn't seen clean water in a year. Except it if was pressed. Got to keep those pleats looking good y'know??

Do any of you do this?? {please tell me you do!} Or have a suggestion for me? Yes, I know, I should just eat not with my hands and eat tidier but can you teach an old dog new tricks? Nope.

PS. I wore my hair with my bangs back and in a messy bun. Looks unplanned and like I may or may not have taken a shower today, but I love this headband and I have to curl my hair to wear it with my bangs in my opinion. My face has felt naked all day.

EDIT: Okay, apparently my hair is a security blanket. I couldn't handle the nakedness feeling anymore {plus I felt like I was going to bed because that's how I wear my hair when I wash my face}. I just took down the bun though.
Excuse the silly face please, I was in a hurry and had a mouth full of toothpaste.