Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

mysterious toddler

I think I need to watch out for Ellie....i'm beginning to think this whole "two year old" thing is all a show, and she really is smarter than I think she is. Why you ask? Well, this morning she woke me up at 5:30 AM..... FIVE THIRTY! On my first day of school. just lovely... After a while, I roll out of bed, and decide to hop in the shower. So I lay Ellie in my bed and give her my iPhone while it is playing Baby Einstein. Ten minutes later, I come into the room and lay down by her and look at the phone and this is what I see:

She had dialed Ben TWICE at 6:22am, and also "007" twice. ummm...since when did my toddler know how to call her daddy and James Bond?? hhmmm...

Then I see that she has taken SEVENTEEN pictures of the same thing:
whatever that is?
But gets even more weird....I opened up the internet browser to check my balance, and this was on the screen:

A google search for coffee in Utah?? WTF??! I don't even drink coffee, so it definitely wasn't from me!
Ellie is ccrrraaazzyy! I am stumped on this one. haha Maybe Ellie was wanting to hint to me what I needed to stay awake in my first class or something......?? Or maybe she is on a special mission that I don't know about?

I guess I will never know how my toddler knows James Bond and how to find the local coffee shop. ;)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Help me win!

Okay, so I really really want this Hobo wallet from Soel Boutique's giveaway.... I need lots of comments to win though, so leave me a comment!! pleeeeeaaase and thank you:)
Soel Boutique has the CUTEST stuff! Check it out if you haven't been in there before. I love their cute baby clothes and toy selection..but most of all, they have the cutest shoes and boots for us ladies!
Oh, and I am supposed to share an embarrasing moment in this post..... So I think I will just redirect you to a previous post. I am such an idiot.

Thanks for all the comments!!

Music Monday

Young the Giant- "My Body"

Like what you hear? Check out another video of theirs here

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

new nightstand!

My old nightstand:  boring and blAh
(oh and please forgive me for taking these pics with my iPhone...and for STILL not having my curtains up. Getting tired of seeing my lovely window well?)

My new nightstand! Bold and fun :)

It was just meant to be. I walked into Alice Lane a few days ago, and there she was. White, shiny, and perfect. I instantly fell in LOVE with this nightstand and had to get it! OH, and because it was 50% off! I love how the Greek Key pattern gives off a Hollywood Glam feel. (or atleast that's how I like to think of it as;)

AND it has a mirrored top! PERFECTION.

I finally got one!

                                                    ...the white blazer that I have always wanted.
                                                                   I am one happy girl:)

Although it wasn't the Banana Republic one that I wanted.... I got a killer deal and am stoked.

blazer: Forever 21
blue cami: Nordstrom
skinny jeans: Urban Outfitters
wedges: Steve Madden
clutch wallet: Hobo
gold bamboo earrings: Nordstrom

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

headboard help

I want your opinions! I am trying to decide what style of headboard I want to make for my bed. I like the classic rectangle look, but there are a couple of different options:

A nailhead board with greek key pattern- fun design
                A tufted headboard- looks comfortable and goes with a lot of different bedroom styles

Basic nailhead board- classic

                                                               What's your opinion??

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

a sucker and an Elmo toothbrush

....just some things that happen to stop Ellie from crying. I understand the sucker....but the toothbrush? umm okay. I'm fine with that! :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Music Monday- Ellie's pick

Ellie turned on the radio all by herself to this song. Now all we need is a strobe light!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

a weekend of rememberance

Today would have been my parents 40th wedding anniversary! And tomorrow is my momma's birthday, so I thought I would post some old pics of my mom and dad:)
 Miss you mom!

Here are my parents on their FIRST date when they were just 15 years old!! haha I LOVE this one.

My parent's wedding announcement. Look at that stache! Lookin good dad. And my mom was a babe

                                                                          Wedding day

                                                                                Hippies :)

                                                                 4 kids this

                                                                  Me and my momma!

                                                          The best mom in the world

                                   A few days before she passed away. She was so beautiful!

Ellie putting flowers on Grandma's grave

                                                                         The girls

                                                           The best guy in the world
I mostly put these pics up for my dad- to tell him how much I LOVE him! You're the best dad in the world, and I look up to you for being so strong for our family. Mom would be proud of you:)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Lovely Things

                                                                       This casual outfit

Essie's Mint Candy Apple nail color

                                                         The floor in this amazing kitchen

My newest addiction: Chocolate raspberry Fruit Thins.
Not to be confused with Wheat thins.....MUCH different:)

                                                            This gold goose arm cuff
We all know and love this song, right?

                                          This coral outfit. Love the fringe purse and booties

                                                                           This rug

This cross body purse by Marc Jacobs. Perfect size!

                               How cute is this leather arrow mobile? Perfect for a little boy's room.
                                        (Althought it would be easy and a lot cheaper to make your own!)
                                                This white bike. I love the leather accents.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Ellie started saying "Rock" then it somehow turned into the f-bomb....ahhh! I promise I didn't teach her that!! But I was laughing so hard when she was saying it.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

2 little monkeys jumping on the bed

Ellie loooves her cousin Madison! Ellie's laugh kills me

My weekend in pictures

   Where did my infant go?? Suddenly I have a walking, talking, self-feeding toddler.
                                                         ooooh I just love this girl!

 The old gang from my Junior high days got together and went out on the lake. We had a little too much fun reminicing about burning soft batch cookies, longboarding to Harmons every night, and all of our two week long romances. Junior high was kind of a big deal.

 My junior high lover and I reunited! hahah Ryan will always be one of my favorites.

We ended the night dancing our little hearts out. My abs seriously still hurt from laughing so hard. Whitney falling.. twice. and Ryan's infamous dance moves....PG-13, people.

 Forget that sunset....Isn't Whitney gorgeous??! I have hotter friends than you do. Love love love her!

My friend's brother Britn AKA Project Lost had his first dj gig. He killed it! Video HERE.

      The fam went up to the city and watched stage 4 of the Tour of Utah. I loved every second of it.

         Alta and I watching the race! I was sad to give this pup back to her owner:( It was a fun week!

I finally got around to re-painting my room for the THIRD time. (shoot me) I decided to go a different route than what I was normally wanting to do. I chose Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore. It makes the room a lot brighter and I love it! The blue/gray is perfect. (this picture's darker in person than in the picture) Now I just need to get my curtains up, rug, pillows and dresser, and hang the art on the wall. I can't wait!
Here are some pictures of the paint color that I used. My camera phone is a piece sometimes..


My friend Kelsey had her 21st birthday!! We had a fun night up at Sundance. Love these ladies!
Hope you all had a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

read it.

A few people recommended this book to me, and I can see why after reading it!

The book talks about 4 agreements:
1. Be impeccable with your word
2. Don't take anything personally
3. Don't make assumptions
4. Always do your best

Don Miguel Ruiz does such a great job teaching why these four agreements are so important for our personal success and happiness. This book will change your life... You will look at everything in a completely different light. I highly recommend it to anyone--
Read it!


Photo by Mitchel Issel