Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Life saver

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For all of you out there that don't have my experience with tummy aches I'll let you in on a tummy secret. Reg coke is a tummy life saver. A small can of it and you'll thank me!

One thing

As of right now the only resolution I would like for new years would be to not throw up everytime I get sick. I'm very done with always throwing up. It's all very frustrating.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Mac cools goodness

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Yeah for yummy maccools. Boyf. Loved it so much he practically licked his whole fork clean

Sunday, December 27, 2009

First iPhone post

First photo taken. Candid of boyf eating

Thursday, December 24, 2009

what is this new craze!

i guess the world is catching up with my love of mustaches. every where i look there is some new funny mustache thing you can buy. first it was gloves with mustaches on the first finger, then bags with mustaches, then crayons, then mirror decals, and now glasses with them. in no way am i complaining, in fact nothing could be better. the sooner people realize how great facial hair is, the better. in the mean time here are the glasses i found:

Monday, December 21, 2009


isn't christmas the best? it totally is. i think my favorite thing about it is getting a gift for someone you love. i love the rush i get when i find the perfect gift for someone, i just can't wait for them to have it! this year i'm especially excited for giving presents to boyf. it's the first year i've had a boyf over christmas and i got him some good stuff. i'm a somewhat worried that i went a little overboard, but once i started getting him gifts i kind of couldn't stop. i mean, i didn't blow my savings or anything, but definitely some gifts that i thought could wait for later gift-giving times couldn't wait, and now they are wrapped and waiting for him in my room. also, wrapping presents is kind of fun.
this is boyf about to say something embarrassing and i'm trying to stop him, probably. or, it's him about to pretend to bite me, and i'm stopping him.

this is us at a friends wedding.

i don't have many pics of me and boyf together, which is kind of sad, i would love to have some really great pics to the two of us. anyway, he's definitely deserving of some good gifts this christmas and i can't wait to give them to him. i adore you, boyf.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

what is it about mustaches?

what is it about mustaches that make me love them so much? i just have no clue, but i keep finding mustache-themed gems on etsy. todays find: mustache mirror decals. just try to have a bad day when you wake up and look in the mirror and see yourself with a goofy mustache! find them here

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mustache Crayons Complete Disguise

Just doing a little searching on etsy and came across these gems. i truly wish i could spring for these. i would adore them. and if anyone is looking for a last minute cheap gift for moi, i would love you instantly. find them here
(i'm going to post pics and the tagline that comes along with them.)

Dear Secret Agent,

This is the most recent disguise we've created in our recycling lab; the Mustchievous Coloring Device Complete Disguise Pack of 12. This set of crayons, made of recycled non-toxic crayons, is as handy for coloring a bright landscape as it is used as a disguise in the field. Have you ever found yourself coloring when all of a sudden you fear you might be made? Simply hold any of the crayons under your nose and you will automatically blend into your surroundings.

etsy only

dear everyone,

i've made a new goal and yes it's probably going to be the hardest thing i'll ever do. I've decided that for the next 6 months i will only buy my clothes, shoes, accessories etc. from etsy AND each item has to be under $50. that's my goal. and this way, i'll hopefully really think through a purchase before actually purchasing it, and it'll be either something handmade or used. it's always good to support the underdog.

i'm going to admit that i'm kind of excited. there is some really cute stuff there if you take the time to look, and surprisingly cheap too. of course, i'm not just going to go and spend spend spend (hopefully), this is how i will be getting new necessities. for example, if some pants get a hole in them, i'll get my new pair from etsy. make sense? i'm counting on you, dear friends, to hold me accountable for this. i'll need you to check up on me from time to time, and i'll definitely let you know of any purchases.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dear Golden

I am loving everything from the etsy shop, Dear Golden and right now i wish i could spring for these lovely vintage shoes, too bad they are not my size. anyone out there with 6.5 size foot, you should buy these!

Friday, December 4, 2009

winter break

next week is the last week of fall semester (YAY!) and i truly can't wait to have my days back to myself again, even if it's only for a little under a month. i have a lot of things planned for the break and i'm so excited.

Winter Break To Do:
-Clean room!(my room is disgusting right now. it's so messy i pretty much have a pathway to my bed and that's it. sick)
      -The Sum Of Our Days by Isabel Allende
      -The Night In Question by Nicholas Wolff
      -Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman
-movies to watch:
         -Missing (not Tommy Lee Jones, the one with Sissy Spacek)
         -Grey Gardens (probably won't get it in time)
         -Doubt (also prob won't get in time)
         -Julie and Julia (prob won't get in time)
         -Warriors (prob won't get in time)
         -Xmas movies galore! Boyf. pretty much hasn't seen any christmas movies. i can't wait for him to see elf, i know he'll love it.
-cooking: love to cook, but only easy things. for example, on wednesday i learned how make eggs in a basket and i was so thrilled afterward.
-sleeping in till 8, hooray!
-getting back on track with running and eating somewhat healthy. i haven't stopped running or anything but as of right now, (finals week, end of school stuff) it's just not a priority and i have totally noticed a change in my body especially because of my recent eating habits. i've pretty much allowed myself to eat anything and everything including and not limited to cookies mixed in ice cream.

the absolute cutest.

boyf. says i use the word "Cute" a lot. and it's probably true, but there are a lot of cute things out there in the world.

today as i was coming to work i saw maybe the cutest thing ever, or at least for this week/month (i wish i had an iphone so i could have quickly taken a picture and shown you all just how adorable it was).

i was stopped at the intersection of 1300 south and 1100 east and crossing the street in front of me was a guy walking a dog on a leash and pulling a red wagon with another dog laying down inside. the dog was clearly enjoying the ride, with his cute head sniffing about. i just couldn't believe my eyes. immediately i started laughing and exclaiming how cute it was. i also texted my sister about it.
so wish i had a pic of it.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

needs, not wants

earmuffs or a hat with ear flaps.
maybe something along the lines of this?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

can't wait

These people are coming for Thaksgiving, and I absolutely can not wait. mostly for the endless squeezing of cheeks that will ensue but it will also be fun to see my brother and his wife.

Monday, November 9, 2009

a half WHAT???

yesterday my sister in law convinced me to run the Salt Lake half marathon with her in April. how in the world am i going to do this? i'm okay with my slow 1 mile jog everyday and i barely make it on my once a week 2 mile runs. just looking at the course map makes me nervous. it will be amazing if i can actually manage to do it, but as of right now i'm a little skeptical.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

little shop of shavs

This woman is so talented. this is one of my other wishes, to be a decent artist. I even emailed her today about her prices, just to see if it's something i could afford. i'd absolutely love to have one. check out her stuff on her site Little Shop of Shavs.  
Of all the portraits she has on her blog these three are def. my favs. it's so fun to see how she takes a photograph and transforms it into a whole new piece of art.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

socks, socks, socks

first of all i love to say "socks". and secondly i adore my mens authentic boot socks with reinforced toe for extra warmth. it sounds kind of gross but i want to wear them everyday. over my tights (which is where they are currently), over leggings, and anyway possible. love 'em

i feel so snuggly in them. perfect for fall/winter

if wishes were...bobbypins then i'd be rich

lately i can't help but have a few wishful thoughts in my head
such as:
i wish i had long hair, like, actual long hair. people always say, "you're hair is getting so long" and yes, it is longer than when it was 3 inches, but it's not very long in the grand scheme of hair lengths.
also, i wish i was a good photographer, that is a talent i really wish i had.
i wish i was just slightly older, wiser and somewhat richer (not to buy material things) so i could support myself. some part of me feels so held back by the fact that i still live at home. i can't wait till i can make my own meals, and actually enjoy making them for myself, and grocery shopping (that is a real fantasy of mine), or keeping my "own place" clean (it's as though it doesn't matter now whether my room is clean or not). And it's not like i couldn't make myself dinner at home now, but for some reason it's not the same. it's as though none of that can happen for me until i'm on my own. and my home is no longer my home, as if i'm waiting for an actual home to belong to and not just a house.
it's all very frustrating.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fall Break '09

taken me a while to get my pictures on my computer but i finally did.

for fall break a bunch of us went camping in Escalante. I haven't been to many of the major national parks even though i do live in Utah, but of the few i have been to this has to be one of my favorite camping trips so far. and i don't want to attribute it all to the fact that i got to go on a camping trip with my boyf. but that definitely made it that much better. we went on some really fun hikes but the best was probably the "Spooky" slot canyon. There were some points where even the skinniest person couldn't walk straight through, they would definitely have to turn to the side.

these are just a few of the many pics taken.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Catching Fire

Finished "Catching Fire" last Tuesday. It's the second in the "Hunger Games" series, and it was amazing. Definitely some twists and turns i didn't expect. I also didn't expect myself to become so emotionally involved, and i cried twice. I wish the third would come out now! i'm so excited for it, but i hate having to wait, by the time it comes out i'll have forgotten everything from the first and second.

twice as long!

yesterday i finally got a pedometer. it's nothing fancy but at least now i know how far i'm running. today was the first time i used it and found out that my normal morning run is a bit over 1 mile (you have to set up your stride lengths in the pedometer and i think mine is off, so in actuality i think i'm running farther than what's showing on the pedometer but at least i have a vague idea). also, since i don't have school on fridays i had enough time to go farther and so today i did twice my normal run! (yes that's over 2 miles) and that's the farthest i've gone in a couple months actually. but it felt good and i'm completely exhausted now.

plus, i think i need some warm running clothes. i had to sit on the heater in the kitchen for about a half hour just to warm my legs up and i still have a cold-leg sensation.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

pumpkin carving!

last saturday all my gal pals and their significant other (husband, boyfs.) had a halloweeny group date! we went on a somewhat pathetic wagon ride at wheeler farm (it was pathetic but still enjoyable), then went back to Brad's (mel's boyf) to carve pumpkins and watch a halloween themed movie (we chose the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer). it's so fun to go on group dates, but when it's not an awkward set up, when it's actually with husbands or boyfs. love it! also love doing halloween themed activities.

we gave ours a handlebar mustache, kind of ended up looking like a bunny or cat with a mustache.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

complete satisfaction

i love the feeling of being totally and completely ecstatic about new things. for example, tuesday was the first day that i wore my new coat and it's so happy on me. it fits perfectly and i get comments up and down about it.
also, remember those boots i bought and then they ended up being too skinny for my calves? well i returned them. and instead of getting a different pair of boots (basically i decided i couldn't afford that much) i decided to get some new keds. i have a pair of blue van sneakers that i adore and i wear them with everything, skirts, tights, leggings, jeans; but they are really starting to get haggard and i decided i should get some black ones and then i could really wear those with everything. but as i began looking at vans i wanted i noticed most were over $40. and usually that wouldn't even phase me, but i really am trying to be frugal. THEN i went to nordys and saw some black keds and thought, hey, those are basically the same type of shoe as vans, i wonder how much they cost. as i overturned the display shoe i saw $29.00. that was definitely affordable. i planned to return at a later date for purchasing. but i haven't been able to make it out there, so i thought i'd just look at them online at nordys. when i went to the website they were offering free shipping on any shoe purchase! i immediately ordered them.

that was monday, today they came about 15 minutes before i had to leave for work.

needless to say my feet are very happy today.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

one blog i absolutely adore and love checking every day and even every few hours is Snippet & Ink: daily wedding inspiration. whoever it is that runs the blog is an absolute genius. i'm pretty sure that all of my wedding ideas will come from this website, i've already found the perfect dress because of it.
anyway... today a wedding shoot was posted and the bride is a childrens author and illustrator and she made some illustrations of herself and her husband and bunnies and incorporated them throughout the wedding!

anyone who knows me knows i love bunnies, and when i saw this i was all smiles, and still am. i truly think that is one of the cutest ideas ever. they even made pin-on buttons for guests to take home of two very cute bunnies holding hands. SO CUTE!

Melissa and Jeff

i'm terrible and haven't posted any pics from melis and jeff's wedding. pretty much i'm just stealing them from her blog slash facebook, but oh well.

okay so honestly i think this picture is so cute, of everyone else. i hate to be the stick in the mud and bash on myself but man, look at my arm. could it look any grosser?
this was such a happy day. and i have to say that Melis and Jeff are probably the best example of a happy good couple i know. for some reason no matter what they have always been able to keep things together and i know that they really love each other. thanks for being such good examples to me, as individuals and as a couple!

also, i really like the prof. pic of me and boyf. i think i like it better in color but the black and white one is cute too. also, i was really glad he wore his glasses that day :) 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009



i have decided i am DONE with being sick. it's been about a month now and as i have mentioned earlier i am SO done being the sick person in class always sniffing their nose; and coughing up phlegm is probably the grossest thing ever, especially when i'm someplace that i can't get rid of it (for example if i cough some up in class what am i going to do? i don't want to swallow it (that was probably tmi for you)). it's just getting to be too much and too gross. So, after talking to coworkers yesterday and thinking about how to overcome this today i bought some mucinex (took my first dose about an hour ago(and p.s. it's pretty expensive)), i'm drinking some grapefruit juice (citrus is good for colds, so is vitamin c which is in the juice) and at home i have a daily vitamin with even more vitamin c waiting for me. also, i heard that grape seed extract is really cleansing, so maybe tomo i'll pick some up at whole foods.

i have also decided that i need a planner. i'm so disorganized and every day is so unplanned. probably the only set thing i have every day is school (and even then sometimes that doesn't work out) and work. But every time i try to use a planner it doesn't work. I don't like having a certain allotment of paper for each day, sometimes i need to write a lot and sometimes i just need some paper to write down a song i need to get or a website i need to go to and i don't like doing that on a dated space. lately before bed i've been writing down a guideline for the next day and putting it on my chalkboard. but that still is not as effective as i'd like. so to fix my problem i bought a small moleskin today. it's red, with a bookmarker and even has a little pocket in the back. Already i'm excited about it and my first page is completely filled up. and to help myself stay on top of things and to stay organized within the organizer i have color coded my entries with my special triplus fineliner pens that boyf. bought me last week.
Black-the days plans as well as any miscellaneous notes
Blue-spanish homework
Green- atmosphere homework
Red-check off completed activities.

i know this is all sort of ridiculous but if you knew how unplanned my life was you'd realize how necessary it is. i'm excited to get organized AND to ditch this cold!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

2 biggest pet peeves

1) lateness. I hate it when people are late, it so drives me up the wall. all i can think of while i'm waiting for the person/people is why could they have not been on time like me. I am so punctual even when i try to be late i'm early.

2) when i (or possibly someone else) will cover a spider with a cup and then no one will get rid of it. i hate seeing it day after day. why do you think i covered it in the first place?

Monday, October 12, 2009


1) finally went to the doctor. she said i just had a bad cold but since i was pushing three weeks she put me on antibiotics. today was my last day on the meds and i'm still not 100% but i am much better. i'm hoping i'll be better in time for camping.

2)sent back the boots that were too small for my calves. i had ever intention of buying the "easy rider" boots i posted earlier but they aren't expected to ship until dec. so i've been looking elsewhere but haven't found any that are as desirable.

3)bought some new running shoes today. went to the running store in FTH and they had me run on the treadmill and then we watched it play back slow to determine which shoes i needed. and no they weren't $140, but they were still $100. boo.

4)fall break this week! no school! hooray! just two days of work. one day off, that i intend to spend at nordy's. and then from thurs-sun camping in escalante.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


i think i've been sick going on two weeks now and i'm so totally done with being sick! i hate being the sniffly nose, coughing kid in class, and i hate having to go to work when i'm sick. yes, i have used sick days but i can't use all of them now! why won't this go away? and right before fall break! what if it doesn't go away by fall break and i can't go camping? ugh.

probably the most worst thing is that today when i was bored on desk i was looking at health magazine online. they had a symptoms bar where you enter your symptom and it tells you what you could have. so of course i did it. i could only enter one symptom so i chose cough. it came up with a lot of scary possibilities. and the organization of the list was also scary. every possible disease showed up before the common cold. all i can think about now, is "if this doesn't go away soon i could really be sick." as i was looking through the symptoms of each disease the one most resembling my illness is TB. i didn't make it to the common cold, but there are a lot of symptoms of TB that sound really familiar. coughing, and coughing up grossness (i hasn't become blood yet, thank goodness) and pain, and tiredness. although i guess a lot of colds are like that. but i am getting a little paranoid.

book update

okay, last night i finally finished "My Antonia". It took me longer because i had to take a break and read a different book that i simply could not put down, i read most of it one sunday afternoon, but i'll get to that book later. My Antonia was a great novel, i think the real reason i enjoyed it is because it was a really good look into a pioneers life (not momo. pioneer) but it was really interesting. I think the way you can tell an author is good is if you truly care for the characters and i really felt for them in this book. they had real trials, different than what we face today. I have to say i wasn't absolutely completely satisfied with the ending but i'm still very glad i read it.

"The Hunger Games" is probably one of the best books i've read this year. I was so glued to it i think i sat and read it for 3 straight hours one sunday. It was so unbelievably good! if you don't know anything about it i'll give you a quick, very brief summary. It takes place far in the future and basically every kid, once they turn 12 and going up until they are 18 have to enter their name in a drawing for something called the hunger games. the hunger games take place annually and a boy and girl from each district have to participate. Basically they have to fight each other to the death. it sounds absolutely barbaric and the idea is, but man is it a good book. i really can't wait for my turn to read the second one!

Friday, October 2, 2009

please tell me it's okay to buy these.

i think they are super chic. and yes i know i just barely bought those other boots but guess what? my calves wouldn't allow me to wear them. yes, my legs are too fat for those zip ups. but i have faith in these. if only they weren't so dang expensive

Thursday, September 24, 2009

what a find!

found these on etsy-bold banana. might get them, or i might get them in tote bag form.

the nap one should probably say, "I am a nap" just for me though, because i pretty much am a nap. for reals.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


found these from here for $47. so i bought them.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

fall hopes shattered

so, just as i was thinking i had enough money to buy myself some cheapy new pleather boots for fall, i find out that i have shin splints.

firstly, i'm in pain.
secondly, i'm pissed
thirdly, i now have to buy new running shoes and therefore can not buy any boots.
fourthly, i'm even madder after having actually typed that sentence out.

now that i think about it though, it has been coming. because really, i've been running/hiking/camping etc. in the same shoes since probably my sophomore or junior year in high school. i don't know why i haven't gotten shoes any earlier, but i haven't been serious about running until this summer. so i wouldn't be surprised if for no other reason it's because of my old shoes.

so, i'm mostly okay with having new running shoes because hey, shoes are shoes. i'm also thinking maybe i should get some actual real running shoes and not just the crappy cheap ones they have on sale at famous footwear. but as i started looking online they are so expensive, averaging about $140! that's more than i've spent on any one item for a long time.

so no boots for me :(

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

pure and simple genius

okay, this is too funny.

notice what she says to him at minute 4:45ish

Thursday, September 10, 2009

this week

This past week, up until about an hour ago, has been great. We got monday off of school and work, the weather cooled off a bit and i wore an adorable fall outfit yesterday complete with tights.


today i found out the most fabulous apartment i was so hoping to rent with a couple of friends isn't going to work out. the current tenants were going to buy a house but the deal fell through, so they're staying for a while longer. SO sad. of all the apartments we'd looked at so far this was the best, and it was really quite literally the greatest, bestest apartment ever. as we walked in to view it my breath was instantly taken away, i could hardly even talk, i think the tenants thought we were a little strange because we hardly said anything, but it was just that great. three nice bedrooms all the same size, a nice bathroom already painted a great red, and the kitchen! AH the kitchen could not have been better. the lovely blue tile counter tops completely sold the place for me, as soon as i saw the kitchen i wanted it, i didn't care what the rest of the place looked like.

but oh well (huge, giant sigh) i guess i'll just keep looking

(and if you know of a great three bedroom up for rent, please PLEASE let me know!)

Friday, September 4, 2009

a new, Miss Lindsey

Last night i got to babysit my most adorable niece and nephews. the oldest, Charlie, just started preschool, and it's always fun for me to ask and for him to tell me about it. One of the teachers names is Lindsey (she  goes by Miss Lindsey). While i was trying to get him to fall asleep we were talking about preschool and he was telling me that there was a new Lindsey. He then, sat up, pointed directly at me and said, "not this Lindsey, a new Lindsey" I was trying to hold back my laughter and said, "oh, it's not me?" and said the exact same thing (not this, but a new one).

i'm more than positive i'm the only one that thinks this is "post worthy" but i just loved it. He's so cute and growing up so fast. If he could stay the way he is now forever i'm pretty sure i would be okay with that.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


My name is Maru, i'm an adorably chubby cat that likes to fit into boxes much smaller than i


Have you seen this? two englanders found a lion cub for sale in a harrods dept. store. they bought him and took him home, but after he grew too big for them they decided to release him in the wild in africa.

sometime later (i don't know how recent this is) they wanted to see him again. they finally tracked him down in africa and found that he was now a leader of a pride and had a "wifey". as soon as they saw each other he ran to them jumping and hugging them. he definitely didn't forget about them.

here's the video of it from the view that i got off youtube. it's not great quality but it is probably the most precious thing ever. seriously.

good morning!

Today I had some cramps. Perfect excuse to not go to class. and yes i AM ridiculous since it's only the second week of school. but it was fabulous. I adored my morning. at 8:35 i went on a hard run. when i got home i had some cheerios and a very juicy peach. afterwards i proceeded to go back to bed till 11:30ish. Then i showered, had time to do my hair, found things to return to the library and then went to work.
It was just fabulous. and this is me in bed absolutely loving my morning nap!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Reads

I've decided to bag Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. maybe sense and sensibility and sea monsters (or whatever it is) will be better.

I've decided on two for now: King Dork and My Antonia.

King Dork is a recommendation from my sister and the first 15 pages i read on my break were entertaining.
The other i saw on a blog and for some reason i just decided to pick it up. i really have no idea what it's about but i'll let you know.

Grand Daddy

Saw this on another blog and couldn't resist posting it on mine. Grand daddy's is a hotel in cape town, south africa. I want to go there and live on the roof top in one of these super fun, and cute trailers. How fun would it be to live in a little community of funky trailers with your own small garden, restaurant close by, and nightly movie screenings outside? i wish i could live there and not just vacation.