Wednesday, May 30, 2012

sassy pink sunglasses

Yes, her hands are on her hips in the last picture. We're in trouble with this girl!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

instagram weekend

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Friday, May 25, 2012

I've missed you, but I haven't met you

The Civil Wars concert last night was INCREDIBLE! This duo seriously sounded AMAZING live. Their voices flow so beautifully together, and I love how they connect so well with eachother. With their chemistry, it's hard to believe that they are married to different people! ;) I was so mesmerized by them that I didn't even snap a good picture to share with you!

At their show last night, the song that stuck out to me the most was "To Whom it May Concern". Joy Williams, the female singer, was 8 months pregnant on stage, and she told the croud before they sang the song, that this song could be about anyone really-- (which explains the title of the song.) It could be about a soul mate that you are waiting to meet, or an unborn baby- in her case . She told everyone to think about what this song would mean to each of us in our own individual lives. I thought it was really interesting how many things I thought of that this song could be about. I thought of my sweet angel sister whom I have never met, but I have "missed her" being in this life with me. And I can't wait to meet her. I know I will someday, and I can't wait!

But the main thought that came to mind, is my soon-to-be-niece! Oh, how we have waited for this baby to come! My brother and sister-in-law have been through so many ups and downs trying to start a family, and I look up to them so much for their strength and courage for the trials that they have endured. We are SO SO happy that this precious little girl is coming into this world in the next couple of days, and I think all of our hearts are going to grow one size bigger after meeting her :)

So, take a second and play the video, and as you are listening, follow the lyrics below. It is such a beautiful song! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
And does anyone else think he looks like Johnny Depp?

"To Whom It May Concern"
by: The Civil Wars

Why are you so far from me?
In my arms is where you are to be
How long will you make me wait?
I don't know how much more I can take

I missed you but I haven't met you
Oh but I want to
How I do

Slowly counting down the days
Till I finally know your name
The way your hand feels round my waist
The way you laugh, the way your kisses taste

I missed you but I haven't met you
Oh but I want to
How I do
How I do

I've missed you but I haven't met you
Oh how I miss you but I haven't met you
Oh but I want to
Oh how I want to

Dear whoever you might be
I'm still waiting patiently

Loved this.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I was planning on selling my clothes at the Soel Swap last Saturday, but forgot about a bridal shower that I needed to go to. I was pretty bummed that I missed it.....but I decided that I have too many good things to not try and sell ;) So, I am having a closet sale on my blog! I know it is hard to really see a product through pictures, so if you are interested in any of these items and would like to see them in person, feel free to email me and come over! I am in the Utah County area.
Also, I am willing to negotiate with pricing, so please don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested in any of these items!
Also, if you are from out of state, I can ship it to you--

Tank is size Large, Blouse is size Medium

dress is a size small, skirt is a size medium

romper is a size medium, jacket is a size 6

ruffle tank is a size small, sweater is a size medium

sweater tank is a size small, blouse is a size medium

Max Studio skirt is a size small and Free People dress is a size 4

dress is a size medium, skirt is a size medium

tank is a size medium, dress is a size small

skirt is size medium, blouse is a size small

skirt is a size medium, shorts are size 28

dress is size Small, and Tramp brand lace blouse is a size medium-super cute on!

white jeans are size 27, tank dress is size Medium

skirt is size small, blouse is size small

cardigan is size small, skirt is size medium

skirt is size medium, colorblock tank is size small

Skirt is size medium, and cardigan is actually from Old Navy and its a size extra small.

denim skirt is size medium, tank dress is size small.

skirt is size small, Free People tank is size small

dress is size Small

Email me if you have any questions-- Once again, I am open to negotiating pricing,
so please feel free to contact me! 


Monday, May 21, 2012

Music Monday

I think this song, "I've got this friend" by the Civil Wars is absolutely adorable. I love how they are obviously talking about each other! :)

Can't wait to go to The Civil Wars concert this week with my hubby!!

My weekend in pictures (and videos)

Ellie was with her dad this weekend, so Ry and I decided to make it a laaaaazzy weekend. Saturday, we ended up putting ourselves into a Cafe Rio coma for about 4 hours..... then attempted to play some catch at the park, but ended up collapsing on the hill still full from pork salads. Productive, eh?

Sunday, we decided to get our solar gear ready and drive 3 1/2 hours south to Kanarraville, Utah. Who knew such a place even existed? Apparently lots of people were on the same track as us, and there ended up being a ton more nerds like us there to watch the Solar Eclipse. We felt a little out of place without a huge telescope like everyone else had, but we had our plastic glasses, welding mask, and a six pack of IBC's. We were PUMPED. It was pretty sweet, and all I had to document it with was my crappy iPhone camera, which ended up making it look like a cheerio. AWESOME.

Solar nerds unite.

Being united with our sweet girl after a long weekend away from her is the best part of my weekend. She was so sweet when I picked her up from Grandma's house, giving me the biggest hug and showing me her new watch ;) ahhh I love this girl!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Quiet book for Ellie

I remember growing up LOVING to play with a quiet book that my mother had given me. Ellie is to the point where she does NOT stay still during church, and also for those long car rides, constantly needs something to keep her busy other than playing on my iPhone. I think a quiet book would be perfect for her! I have been searching for ideas online, because I want to attempt to make her one myself.

I came across some cute ideas that are giving me inspiration:

How perfect is this sandcastle idea?! Ellie would flip out with excitement.

This doll house tote is to DIE for....

Has anyone ever attempted to make a quiet book? Or does anyone have any ideas, tips, links that they would like to share? I am excited for this project!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

baby gifts

I wanted to post the gifts that I made/bought for my future niece!
I gave my sister-in-law this popsicle maker from Williams-Sonoma. I got one from my lovely friend Kendra and it's so so cool! So I had to get one for my sister-in-law and her future little girl. It makes popsicles in 7 minutes! Awesome.

My sister-in-law Gina is a FABULOUS cook and loves being in the kitchen. So I thought it would be fun to make her future baby girl a todder apron! My sister-in-law Alli made one for Ellie for Christmas and she looooves it. It was super easy and fast to make too--

I was browsing Zara's website one day and came across this amazing infant dress..... I instantly knew I had to get it for baby Phoebe! Gina and my brother just traveled to Australia not too long ago, so I thought this kangaroo printed dress would be perfect for their little girl.
Go Zara!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Butterfly themed baby shower

I had so much fun throwing my sister-in-law Gina a baby shower! My inspiration for the butterfly theme came from the amazing nursery that she decorated for her soon-to-be baby girl. She has this fabulous butterfly print hanging above the crib and I fell in love.
It was fun having cousins, aunts, friends, and family over to celebrate the highly anticipated arrival of baby Duncan!

the invitation:

The shower:

This felt ball garland is fun to make by threading string with a needle through felt balls. Super cute and easy to make!

The baby pictures of Brad & Gina were to die for! :)

I served fruit and lime tarts from Kneaders. mmmm...

I loved sprucing up these glass milk bottles! Tutorial HERE

DIY butterfly garland tutorial HERE

I made my mom's ever-so-popular chicken pasta salad

Tutorials for the butterfly decor found HERE
Tutorial for the glass milk bottles found HERE