Saturday, March 31, 2012

our garden yay!

see these cute little leafy things?
they are what will soon be PEPPERS!! our indoor garden is working out a lot better than i was expecting. i'm just waiting for warmer weather to turn our back room into an indoor garden/meditation room. it's going to be lovely, you just wait.
what are you growing in your garden this year? we have 3 different kinds of peppers (jalapeno, bell & red), tomatoes, lettuce, basil, oregano, parsley, & broccoli. we may get brave & try potatoes & green beans later in the year.
i'm writing a little guide on indoor gardening over at indie ogden, check it out if you get a chance!

Friday, March 30, 2012

quote of the week

Music has always been my back door to life. It is important for people to find something that excites them. I like the concept that if you do what excites you, you will be rewarded generously, whatever form reward takes, which is not necessarily money.
-Brandon Boyd (aka my celebrity crush)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

more on festival of colors.

for more info on the festival of colors, visit here!
hare krishna.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

my boyfriend is a quarter of a century old today!

today my awesome (& somewhat chinese) boyfriend turns 25!!!!!
happy birthday old man!

no, but seriously. i love this boy more than anything in the world. he is my rock. he knows basically everything about me, right down to my quirky habits. & yet he still loves me! not only that but he treats me like a princess.  i am looking forward to being around for many more of his birthdays...unless he gets sick of me, which wouldn't surprise me ;)
happy birthday lucas! i love you.

a late recap of our weekend.

so sorry for my long absence on this blog. i've been so busy with finals, as well as celebrating luke's birthday. we basically got the party started friday...and haven't stopped since. we went out to celebrate his & amy's birthday (amy is his best friend), and we also went to the holi festival in spanish fork. this was my 5th year going, and probably my favorite. the crowd was just seems to get bigger & bigger every year. 
hare krishna!

overall it's been a wonderful few days dancing, singing, walking (a lot!), food, & of course singing "birthday" by the beatles.
this will be my last bit of fun before tom petty in april. time to buckle down & tackle my never-ending to-do list! oh finals are my nemesis!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

a springtime mix tape.

DIRECTIONS: Listen to while driving with the windows down, taking a walk, or going on a hike. Hooray for finally warmish weather!!!

1. tom petty - you don't know how it feels (getting so excited to see him next month! AH.)
2. fun. - some nights (also can't wait to see these guys at the end of the month.)
3. sigur ros - hoppipolla
4. gotye - somebody i used to know (i totally judged this song at first. don't tell anyone but i kind of like it.)
5. lcd soundsystem - dance yourself clean
6. regina spektor - us (did i mention she's opening for tom petty? rad.)
7. fleet foxes - blue spotted tail
8. holy ghost! - it's not over
9. rebelution - ordinary girl
10. stars - my favourite book (mine & luke's song!)
11. incubus - the warmth
12. tokyo police club - nature of the experiment
13. pink floyd - keep talking

Monday, March 19, 2012

st patrick's is one of my fave's cuz i'm a redhead.

 i gotta say st patty's was the best this year. ally, luke & i went to a party at my friend's house, where they had set up a photo booth full of st patty's stuff! there were mustaches, hats, balloons, huge glasses, etc.. it was so much fun!!! after the party we went to a reggae concert in downtown me some reggae! & i also love my friendlies in ogden. moving here was an excellent choice, i must say!
hope your st patrick's was fabulous & fun-filled!

me, kristen & mikki!
love this one. love this holiday, too!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

urban chic vintage photo shoot.

i got to model some vintage 60s and 70s attire this past week at URBAN CHIC here in ogden.
they have the CUTEST vintage clothes i've ever seen, & at such low costs! it was such a blast to do with these cute girls.
i could also spend my entire paycheck at this store. i was totally born in the wrong generation.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

happy spring break!

i got to play dress up today before a vintage photo shoot...
i look like my grandma here. heheh. now all i need is her suitcase and i'd be set!
but seriously, it was a riot. i can't wait for you to see the real photos!

my plans for spring break consist of finally cleaning out my car, doing a bit of crafting, working lots, & enjoying the time off school with my boy.  this blog will be a bit quiet over the week, mostly because i'm so burnt out from technology right now it's not even funny. a break is good every once in awhile!
happy spring break everyone!

Monday, March 12, 2012

blog crush.

have you read the blog rose & crown? it's a beautiful photography blog, focusing on the little things in life.
i absolutely love it, & i think you will too! click the know you want to.

Friday, March 9, 2012

a new favorite video.

check out these seriously talented people dancing to a favorite band of mine.
this is even my favorite song by them as well!! bonus.
the ending (when they all dance together) is the coolest.
happy friday!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

DIY - a magnet board!

I've been feeling especially crafty lately, probably due to it being a good distraction from homework.. I hate homework.
Here is what I recently made:
This awesome magnet board is one of the simplest DIYs I've done. Check out the step-by-step directions here! Also, while you're there, check out my review of local band The North Valley.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


this week i:
-inherited this AWESOME vintage suitcase from my grandma norda (i tell you what, i'm realizing more & more how very stylish that lady was. i miss her.)

-MADE COFFEE FOR ROBERT DOWNEY JR!!! this requires a bit of background: he came through the drive-thru after spending the weekend skiing! he pulled up as i was making his drink (a caramel macchiato, aka the girliest drink we have. jeez.) i said, "HOLY COW IT'S IRON MAN!" i was shaking, head to toe. 
this is saying  a lot since i have made coffee for ty burrell, katherine heigl, liv tyler & morgan freeman & never felt all that "starstruck," though most of these celebrities i just saw in passing while working in park city.
anyways, after making a total fool of myself, i handed out his drink & asked why he was in utah. he told me how he spent yesterday skiing at powder mountain with friends & how he thinks utah is absolutely beautiful. i said, "well us utahns are glad to have you here, and i hope you had fun!" & then he slipped me a 50 dollar tip. WIN!

-made homemade mac & cheese, again. & this time it was even more delicious than the last, & i didn't burn the house down! i love my crock pot.

-played the piano & realized how badly i miss it.

-got behind in math.....again.

so overall it was a good week, with a little bit of bad mixed in there. overall i'm a happy girl, missing my papa & sister in france, missing my brother in texas, & getting excited for my new baby nephew PRESTON JAMES to make an appearance in a month & a half!

Monday, March 5, 2012

quote of the week.

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
~Dale Carnegie

Sunday, March 4, 2012

march is my favorite month.

(or at least a close second to july):
1. mustache march!!!

for those who know me well, facial hair is kind of my favorite.
as you can see above, where i painted one on myself.
when i lived in SLC we even gave our house a mustache for the festive occasion!!!
let the creeper staches grow boys...luke, that means you too.

this will be my 4th year of going to the hare krishna temple to celebrate spring. my dad always likes to give me a hard time about it, but seriously, celebrating spring by throwing chalk at each other? & seeing the beautiful krishna temple? pretty sure there is nothing better!

3. LUKE TURNS 25!!
us at the festival of colors last year.
luke becomes an old man this month, hitting the ripe old age of 25.
what an old fart! but really, i'm excited. last year i took him to see of montreal for his birthday, but this year the concert we're going to is on the 31st of this month! another reason i love march:

i absolutely love this band...the lead singer is originally from the format, but hey, fun. is good too. give them a listen! luke & i are going to meet & greet in sandy before their concert in SLC. we're gonna try to get them to sign our vinyl!

so there you have it. march is the best month ever... and also, SPRING BREAK! jeez, i just keep comin' up with reasons as i go... i love march!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

life decisions.

almost 10 years ago i fell in love.
i fell in love with the interstate surrounded by trees in neat rows,
the one-way streets of portland,
the jutted rocks of cannon beach.

i always told myself i would live there, someday. seeing how i'm most likely graduating in december (FINGERS CROSSED!) i'm starting to think ahead for these sorts of things. granted, i might wait to move until luke finishes school (yeah, i like him that much...weird) but oregon is on my list. (not to mention after 6 months in oregon, you get in-state tuition! rad!)
other states i'm considering applying for jobs in are colorado, nebraska (i would love to go back to omaha), as well as virginia or D.C. area.
i love you utah, but i think it's almost time for a change!

Thursday, March 1, 2012


this past tuesday happened to be national pancake day, which luke and i didn't realize until i was done for class at 7 pm and getting ready to go to bed (i worked at 5 the  next morning.) however, upon discovering the special day that it was, we decided breakfast for dinner was a must. pancakes it was, and boy were they delicious!
luke mixing the batter (ignore the hole in the wall. been wanting to get that fixed since we moved in.)
pancakes hot off the griddle (or pan, in our case.)
& voila! breakfast for dinner!

to those who are judging me for eating my pancakes with peanut butter, don't knock it until you try it! ;)