Saturday, April 30, 2011

the royal wedding.

at first i was very anti royal wedding..
i don't think much of rich people walking around dressed funny. but my dad is obsessed with it, and made my sisters and i sit down and watch the wedding with him.
about halfway through, he said, "we need hats to match all the pompous english people!" so we fished out my grandma norda's old hats, and suddenly found that we fit in quite well.

here we are drinking tea with our pinkies out, and looking pompous.
it was a very interesting day at my parent's house.


yesterday was a lovely afternoon spent helping my coworker laura paint her new house in the avenues downtown. i absolutely LOVE downtown salt lake's so pretty, especially in the spring. after we finished painting she took me to the gourmandise... probably the cutest little cafe i have ever been to. we had sandwiches, iced lattes, and the most delicious desserts! the pastries all looked so amazing.

yeah, my mouth was watering. it still is!
i can't wait to go back and eat another chicken pesto sandwich with clam chowder.
here's another lovely view i had on my drive home... my favorite building in utah!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

schoooool's out for summer.

ah it is so nice not being in school.
finals week was this past week...and thank heavens for being a COMM major because all i had were papers. only 2 tests! so this past week was a breeze. i am so excited to have a few months off! this weekend was grand. i went on a little mini hike, and it made me SO excited for hiking season. even in a little rain i am always down for an outdoor adventure.

 it made me reminisce about past epic hikes i went on.. love.

hiking crimson trail in logan [in the rain!!] of the most beautiful hikes ever.

lake tahoe. so gorgeous.

sand hollow.
not much of a hike..more of lots of fun jumping from rock to rock!

outside smithfield canyon.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

INCUBUS has my heart.

a beautiful quote for your wednesday.
and a lovely old photo i found the other day of an old friend & i.
sunsets are my favorite.

each scar I bear sings monuments to where I have been and 
melodies to where I am going
-brandon boyd

by the way, incubus' new album leaked of course i made luke download it so i could give it a listen. i'll let you know what i think soon!
and ps, don't worry...i love them enough to support them, so of course come july when the album ACTUALLY comes out, i'm totally going to buy it. :]

Monday, April 25, 2011


this was one of my favorite easter holidays. we started on saturday by decorating eggs [of course] with my sisters, niece and nephew.

sis-in-law vanessa, nephew matthew, sister casie, sister kylie, sister rachel, me, and kylie's best friend camryn. 
my little sister put it together and went ALL out.. my nephew and little sisters loved it! we had the cutest easter eggs ever, i'm pretty sure.

my sisters.

our awesome eggs!

 even though i had to work easter sunday, all the regulars from my work [beautiful people!] brought us cookies and treats or came to hang out with us for easter morning. i absolutely love the regulars at my work!
after work i stopped by my grandpa's house to see him. when i got home we had dinner and did the traditional "easter egg hunt".

my niece was the most fun to watch... she would get so excited every time she found an egg. esp when she figured out there were starbursts inside them!
hope everyone had a lovely holiday!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

happy music!

noah and the whale's new album is one of a kind! i pretty much am in love with it. obsessed. can't stop listening to it.
i loved their song blue skies from their last album, and their new album is sure to impress!
be sure to listen to LIFEGOESON because it's probably one of the happiest songs you'll ever hear. which i really needed this week! love noah and the whale and their lovely happy music!
absolutely phenomenal.

Friday, April 22, 2011



Wednesday, April 20, 2011

my favorite little lady.

my kitty cat nesta is two today!
i can hardly believe it..i feel like such a sappy mom.
[how embarrassing.]
but really i can't imagine life without my favorite little lady.
she's such a dorky her mama's. i'll never forget when emily and i got her, and were thinking of names, and emily said, "what about nesta?" nesta, bob marley's middle name...there was never a  more perfect name for any cat EVER. she's such a laid back kitty who would make a great rasta.
she's a little brat, who loves to get into trouble, but i love her to bits and pieces.
happy birthday nesta!

Monday, April 18, 2011

beautiful quote for your monday.

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."
-James M. Barrie

Sunday, April 17, 2011

can i live here, please?

it's on my bucket list to live in a camper and travel at one point or another in my life..
and i think doing so with this little number would be rad. RAD!
if someone wants to buy this, or something similar, for me, i don't think i'll say no.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

whoopie pies!

as of lately my favorite thing to do is make homemade whoopie pies.. i found a great recipe book on how to make dozens of them...everything from oats and honey whoopies, chocolate chip and fudge frosting, or red velvet... mmmm.
i got motivation to do so from the delicious red velvet whoopie pies my work has now [they are delicious, promise.] the other day we decided to make this recipe:

[click to make them bigger]
chocolate chip with peanut butter? i'm pretty sure there's nothing better. here are some pictures from the adventures in the kitchen:

they were TOTALLY delicious.

even though i ate way more than i should have.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

quote of tha week.

it is very true, ya know.

Monday, April 11, 2011

until fall semester...

the last week of classes has been killin' me.
i can't wait for summer and for all of this to be over!! 
my first semester at weber was hard to get used's a lot different than usu after all. 
but i'm so glad that i transferred down here. my life is amazing!
and i am very blessed.
now i can focus more on graduating and finding a job somewhere cool...preferably

portland <3