Tuesday, May 31, 2011

YAY for bridal showers.

My seester is getting married...and I am living vicariously through her....
...oh what? Did I just type that out loud?
Anyway..My other little sister and I are planning her bridal shower. Yay!
First off...the invitations!

They will be sent off in a week.
Right on schedule.

Do the Play Doh

To solve my post graduate summer boredom impatient syndrome, Becca and I have been....
creating. This incorporates everything from paper products to food items, to..play toys.

Exhibit 1.
Play Doh. So fascinating.
You mix the goop
Add the color. (neon colors are in this season p.s)
and stir!
word to the wise: let it cool off for a few minutes before picking up out of the steaming hot pan. duh.
and TA DA!
Happy Play Doh hands.

and faces.
I was a little distraught after realizing the food coloring died my hands blue.
I'm still scrubbing.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


I was never a big believer of the moons aligning and fortune tellers. Magical dust and mood rings. The constellations predicting my every move. Yea, not so much.
But .. lately. the accuracy of the fortune teller star god's has been impecable. I have become a believer. A believer of the skies. If ever I am lost in my own thoughts, and confused about which direction to to take my life, I go to ...The Horoscope-Magnifique.
Like today...I was having a difficult time deciding where to move, where to work, who to date, how to get skinny and how to grow my hair longer. So, desperate times call for ...horoscope look up.
and BAM. all the answers. RIGHT THERE! Flippin' miracle worker.
But really. I did get a little discouraged today. With my whole no home, no job, no husband thing.
I started to feel a little like a failure...who has no direction in life, and is wasting away my life.
Way to be positive right?

So...once again. I turned to the heavenly gypsies with their magic 8 balls.
Look at what they told me:

"You may feel as if every step you take is being blocked today, but your attitude might just be the result of your frustration. If you are unhappy about what you are currently doing, suppressing your disappointment is not healthy. Avoiding your feelings can trick your psyche into unconsciously seeking out the negativity that you have pushed into the shadows. Rather than struggling to get your message across, consider what you need to learn before trying again."

Oh Libra Gods. How I love you.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pack my Suitcase

Ever since I returned from New York...scratch that....2 weeks after I got home from New York I was ready to pack my suitcase again. Travel. Travel ..anywhere really. There is some sort of rush I get when I visit a new place. a new country. a new way of life. a new scene.
I love it. I want it back. I'm ready to go.
Maybe Auckland, Switzerland?
Or Pamukkale, Turkey?
Or how about a dreamy hot air balloon ride?
Finland maybe?
Or really..I would be more than perfectly happy going back to New York City.
Now all I need is:
1. a travel partner..and
2. ....money.
so lame.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

So True.

There is nothing fun about being the only one to laugh at your own jokes.
(actually,sometimes it is fun...)
But this happens to me more than it should
Thanks Beeca. for reminding me of this.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Admiral's Insights

While interning in New York, we worked with Admiral Paul Yost.
He is a retired 4 star admiral in the U.S Coast Guard.
He is extremely talented, intelligent and wise.
Every once in a while he would give us interns enlightening parables of advice,
in hopes that we will maybe one day be half as insightful as Admiral.
We made sure to listen with both ears, heading to every word he spoke.

This story was my favorite:

A Russian peasant was walking along his pasture when he came along this nearly frozen bluebird. It was so close to death and he wanted to save its life.

He picked up the bluebird when they came along a steaming pile of dung. (Yes...dung).

He put the bluebird in the dung to warm it up. The bluebird was warmed right up and brought back to life. He was happily singing along, about to fly away when a wolf came along and ate the bluebird.

Moral of the story: He who puts you in it, isn't necessarily your enemy. and he who takes you out of isn't necessarily your friend.

So deep. So full of ...dung.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Here's a good laugh for ya

This video was created by a friend from New York.
I can't stop laughing.
and it makes me want to be an aunt.
so Daron & Dani....get on that...Thanks :)

Flower Power

So this past week while in Utah, I decided to check some things off the list I have been wanting to do for a while. Like, go to a driving range, and go vintage shopping, and see the Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival. Check, Check and Check. Here are some featured flower fotos.

The white tulips are my favorite.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Rad Grad Time

This is called : The Graduated Happy Girl Syndrome Picture.
It really was such a joy to attend all the graduation ceremonies and celebration.
It made me realize how lucky and blessed I was to be able to attend such an incredible University. It is truly one of a kind.
Filled with the joyful zoobies, cheesy love stories, frustrated perfectionists, and prayerful students...I couldn't have asked for more.
I am so grateful for the incredible friends, intelligent professors and inspiring classes that have got me to where I am now.....
(which is currently at home with mommy&daddy.....so.....umm...well....that's beside the point.)
Eventually...It will get me places. I am sure of that...(I repeat this to myself 5x a day..It helps with the whole "believe in yourself" thing)
I sat in the back row right in the middle. I think my head is down...in deep thought I'm sure.

and...my family was all in town!! YAY for family pictures! and flowery shadows on our faces.
I love these folks more than ever! Thanks for all your love and support. You's da best!
now....on to the next adventure: skydiving in 3 weeks!!!! I cannot wait!