Thursday, January 27, 2011

dreams really do come true

guys.  anthropologie- the top store for being awesome- is going to start carrying a bridal line... as is wedding dresses, bride's maid's dresses and shoes, and accessories, and happiness!  yes, i am very excited.

you can read about it here and go to the [future] website here.

feb. 14 is when the magic happens.

so. excited.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

party-filled weekend.

so, friday was sarah's birthday party.  it was awesome.  here are just a few pics to make you see how awesome it was:

saturday night was the stake luau activity.  i went as a tacky tourist, and my roomies [and ahlin] went as natives [and female jason mraz]. photo time:

Saturday, January 22, 2011

i love my roommate [sarah]

today, while organizing/ cleaning, sarah and i had the following conversation[s]:

me: there’s a myth that this is the field that Van Gogh shot himself in.  historically, it’s been proven inaccurate, but I like to stick to the myth. it's better

sm: I like the idea of getting flowers from a guy. i've never gotten them before.
me: really? yeah, i guess i've only gotten them from my dad...
sm: i think guys think it's old fashioned, dying out and cliché.  
me: yeah, but girl's like cliché.
sm: so true.
me: if you think about it, giving flowers is so ephemeral.  like, “here, have something beautiful that’s going to die.
sm: but if you think about it, it’s more like carpe diem, like a reminder to make life the most of it.
sm: sometimes, i wish we could record our conversations.

Friday, January 21, 2011

happy friday folks.

image from here
this is the song of my day.

tonight is sarah's birthday party. it's "hipster" style themed.  we're dressing up, talking about existentialism, and listening to obscure music. it's going to be awesome. be prepared for pictures of cupcakes, finger mustaches, and boys in cardigans.

tomorrow night my stake is having a luau.  i'm dressing up as a tacky tourist.  it's going to be awesome.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

image from here
my hair is finally getting long!  but i think that i need to add some layers or something to make it even better... who knows.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

happy birthday sm!

last april, i met this girl.  she is so amazing.  we became fast friends, and our bond grew after she went to london and saw everything i had grown to love for two years.

today is her birthday.

sarah:  thanks for the advice.  thanks for being sassy with me, especially when i need it.  thanks for being the "ted" of our group.  thanks for listening to all my mini freak outs and bringing me back to reality.

sarah, you're the tops.


Monday, January 17, 2011

hello again!

image from here
sorry i've been m.i.a the past few days... i don't think i'm doing anything fun blog worthy. jen and i are on track for our half-marathon.  we ran eight miles on saturday, and it felt great! i keep falling asleep with a smile on my face... [it could be thanks to a certain boy, or it could just be because life is awesome!]

here are some links that i am currently loving:

this outfit- minus the coffee, replaced with tea
these posters
this clothing line
this outfit
this shirt and sweater
these sweater boots (aka slippers)
this "visual life": i love what he says about the internet being the "virtual park bench". so true.
this blog companion to my future husband blog

Sunday, January 9, 2011


what i've been up to lately:

- school [art theory and methodology, french feminism, art of the medieval west, and writing about arts and the humanities]
- friends
- learning tai-chi.  ok not really.  but i learned a few steps last night
- being way happy
- living with these awesome girls: jen, katie, sarah [and ahlin]

Sunday, January 2, 2011


... loving this girl's music.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

christmas time is the best time

- happy 80th birthday, grandpa t

- getting mommy hugs

- being snowed in

- a visit from santa

- family time

- winter walks
- snowmobiling

- babies

happy new year!

this inspired my current new year resolutions:
. i will do something out of my comfort zone, every day
. i will read more books, and less facebook updates
. i will have genuine conversations, not just talks
. i will have real relationships
. i will do yoga often, getting in touch with myself
. i will exercise more, and rely on endorphins, and not sugar, for my high
. i will stop eating sugar
. i will have 5 fruits and veggies a day
. i will smile everyday, even at strangers
. i will have a 4.0 this semester
. i will dominate a half-marathon
. i will think less and live more