Friday, April 19, 2013

A video for Dad

Happy birthday to the best dad I know! 

Us kids of his put together a little video that we showed him for his birthday. I thought it would be fun to make a story out of his life. I died over the pictures of my parents as newlyweds. They are definitely the original hipsters!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013


I need this today.

Monday, April 15, 2013


A little while ago, the amazing Ashley Thalman and Meikel Reece contacted me to do a film photoshoot, and asked if I knew anyone that would want to do it with me. I instantly thought of my friend Hannah! We went to Relik Salon to get our hair and makeup done by Nateal, then went to Cook's greenhouse in Orem. There is something magical about walking into a greenhouse... 

Didn't these turn out great?

Nateal doing Hannah's makeup

I loved my hair!

I loved this sequin backdrop they brought

it was so cute.. these two little girls were watching us for a couple of minutes.. then the littlest one just came up and gave me the biggest hug! It was the sweetest surprise! 

Friday, April 12, 2013

-The Inclined- Marc Jacobs GIVEAWAY!

My beautiful friend Hannah just started the BEST fashion blog. . . (her outfit posts are amazing) 
and she happens to be doing a fabulous giveaway right now!

YOU could win this Marc Jacobs rollerball trio! 
Is that not a killer giveaway?! You could put one of these yummy-smelling fragrances in your purse, car, and at work. Perfect!

Go check out THE INCLINED to enter this amazing giveaway...ends next Thursday! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Mexico countdown is on...and I can't make up my mind on which swimming suit I want to get! So I will leave it up to my readers to help me with my indecisiveness.
I even narrowed it down to ten options for you to help me decide....
(I am going through a swimsuit addiction right now...heaven help me. . . )

Please tell me your favorites!
Left three are Maaji from Swell, and right striped crop is Volcom

Left cutout is TopShop, middle is TopShop, and right cutout is Seafolly

# 8 is Seafolly

both cropped tops are Marra Hoffman, same suit just different patterns/color

Sunday, April 7, 2013

My family's many talents... shown in videos

Ellie can now boulder all by herself! She is getting to be quite the rock climber ;) - at 3 years old!


My sexy hubby had to do a marketing campaign project for the company BlenderBottle for school a few weeks ago. He and his group came up with the idea to have people send in their own homemade videos of how they use their sports mixer BlenderBottles in their daily life, whether it's while doing a sport, traveling, etc. ---The "How I mix" campaign. Good idea, right??  Well, Ryan decided to make his own video as an example, and so when he presented the project, he showed the judges this 30 second treat. BAHAHAH .....AND this is why I love my husband :)

Their group ended up barely missing 1st place by 2/10th of a point... (lame?!) but Ryan got quite the recognition for this video of his! One of the owners of BlenderBottle came up to him after and said that they might contact him to use this video that he made... Funniest thing I have ever heard! My hubby is goin' viral, folks.

Honey, don't kill me for showing this to the public.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

so..... this happened.

My hubby is no longer a Jesus look-a-like :) Thanks to Aubrey Heriford at Platinum Studio Salon, Ryan looks super handsome with his new cut.  Don't you think??

Monday, April 1, 2013

My Easter weekend in Pictures

I hope everyone had a fabulous Easter!

 This first part is a recap of two weekend-ago...and I have to brag about my hubby for a minute-- because Ryan had the amazing opportunity to represent Utah Valley University in the AMA International Marketing competition in New Orleans! He was among a handful of students chosen to go... and took part in two different competitions. He placed FIRST in the marketing strategy competition! WOOT! and a girl from UVU placed first in the Sales competition. GO UVU!

 Ryan brought back a cute mask for Ellie.. She loved it!
On Friday, we planted some flowers for the first time. Ellie loved planting the seeds and watering them. She is a little impatient and thought the flower should have been full bloom in a matter of 2 minutes... but she is becoming more patient :)

Friday night, we went camping with some friends! It was really fun. We woke up to it being REALLY windy though..  so we got the heck outta there early in the morning.
 Isn't Utah beautiful?!

crazy mountain man!

Saturday, we went to the indoor pool! It takes Ellie forever to get used to the water and realize that swimming is actually a fun thing, and not a life-threatening activity ;)

We found a little friend at our neighbor's house.... Ryan just about died holding this baby duck.
So cute!
Easter was fun this year-- Ellie kept saying that the Easter Bunny & Jesus are her best friends ;)
Just look at this excitement when she woke up to hidden eggs all over the house!

Ellie actually let me do her hair for once! Doesn't she look like such a cutie in her Easter getup?!? She is growing too fast....

Ellie & I went on a walk and spotted a real nest in a tree! She wanted to put her eggs in it.. I love how this picture turned out-
I put together a little Easter egg hunt at my dad's house for Ellie, my nephew, and my niece.
Here is the loot!
and the hunt begins!

Handsome Cody
My niece is the cutest

My brother & Sister-in-law put on this great passover program/dinner....complete with Lamb, mint jelly, pita bread, deviled eggs, and mashed potatoes. YUM!

Cutie pie

Grandpa loves

After about 5 attempts and 3 candy bribes, we got ourselves a family pic! Hallelujiah!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!