Monday, August 30, 2010

wizard of oz.

My favorite movie.

But that is off topic.
Today I had my first interview for a job.
No, not yay because it was a GROUP interview which they failed to mention to me before I drove all the way to American Fork.
I am not a huge fan of group interviews for the following reasons:

1. Trying to outshine everyone with your work experience with them in the room is awkward.
2. This is basically a test to see how cool you are. If you can hold a conversation with the interviewer and if you stand out in a crowd. Or in my case, a group of 4. One little popularity contest.
3. You hear all the text book interview questions and answers and you realize that what person A said was exactly what YOU were going to say. Now you have to improvise and of course you sound kind of dumb because you did not prepare for others to be in the room with you.

However, if I do get the job, I will be very pleased. I need one so badly and this company seems to be top-notch awesome all around.
If you know of any places that are hiring or any good job opportunities out there, let me know! I would greatly appreciate it.

P.S. I enjoy this quote.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Let's face it. We all have a little hypochondriac in us... (Maybe I speak for myself only.)
I have been known to have moments when WebMD is my answer for every discomfort I have experienced.
But, I believe I have just diagnosed myself with peptic ulcers.
Sick, right?
Well, I'm annoyed because I haven't been able to enjoy a delicious meal or feel great in a long time so this is the only answer I can come up with.
That, or cancer.
I prefer to believe that it's the first, and since I am not insured (ALSO awesome. Not stressful at all.) and ulcers can be dealt with fairly easily. Kind of.
Good thing.
Time to DE-STRESS.
and RELAX.
That's what I really want to do, but right now,
I just feel like THIS:

Friday, August 27, 2010

fall is approaching.

And we all know what that means...
Any excuse to shop is as good as any.
Although I am ranging on the more poor side of the financial world,
I couldn't stop myself from eye-ing these lovelies:

I may or may not already have these in the "cognac" color and I am totally digging them.
Is there anything wrong with having every single color this baby comes in?
But in all seriousness, grey is so in this season and what better way to incorporate than on your feet? I love them.
Too bad I can't quite afford them at the moment.
Oh dearies, you will just have to wait to grace my beautiful feet with your presence.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


I feel like I should write about a ton of stuff, but honestly I have no idea what to even say or where to even start.
We are all sad about it.
(Shea. Shade's manager. On the floor. In the back room. Taking a nap. It was one of those days.)
I am currently in the market for another job.
If you know of any good ones, let a sista know. :)

In other news, I am officially going to South Carolina in the month of October and I am 10000% stoked about this trip for many reasons, in no particular order:
1. I have never been there and have always always wanted to go.
2. East Coast.
3. Notebook, A Walk to Remember, Dear John.
4. MINDY MINDY MINDY! I love her and miss her terribly. Very excited to have some bffl time. Seriously. It's long overdue.

Moving forward, I went to spin class for the second time this week and may I just say that I cannot figure out a good way to sit on those good-for-nothing seats. Saddle sore. I seriously love the class though. It's the only one that I feel like I get a fabulous work out, sweaty and all, and it goes by SO fast. I LOVE it. That, and YOGA.

I have decided that I want to take an art class. I have always loved painting and learning and when I was taking art in high school, junior high AND elementary school, it was the ONE class I always looked forward to. So, if you know of any great art teachers OR classes, kindly refer them to me. :)

I have many great plans for my room and some of my decorations therein. I have repainted my frames. Remember those? Well, now they are navy and I am not sold on the color. They kind of look like they belong in a boys room. Although, I'm pretty sure if I saw painted frames hung on the wall like mine in a boy's room, I would question a few things about said boy. Color is really hard for me. I can never get the colors I want right. I have an idea but different shades and tones and hues are so HARD and really the difference is monumental in my eyes.
I sound so cool right now. I know. I also want to make some pillow covers for some of my existing decorative pillows. Ani and I inherited my mom's super vintage singer sewing machine and the case it comes in is LOCKED with no key in sight. We have to break into it and it's harder than it looks. The sewing machine looks like this. I think I can figure out how to use it.
I am way excited to actually do things and make things. I love making and creating! I mean, really, who doesn't?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

bell those bottoms.

(photo via emersonmade)

so I was all pa-rousing through the racks of Nordstrom (not to be confused with Nordstrom Rack, I was not there.) and I noticed something that kind of scares me these days.
I mean really.
I just got rid of about 5 pairs of really great, awesome, cool, hip, bell-bottoms and now they are making a come back? The last time "skinny" jeans went out they didn't come back for at least 20+ years and NOW those flared jeans are back in my peripheral view and I'm getting slightly annoyed. Skinny jeans are awesome. Pretty much that's what this post is about and all I am really trying to say.
That is all.

it's no secret...

that I love me some Gossip Girl.
Chuck Bass, you have stolen my heart.
You sexy, sexy man.

(Don't even worry, this is my screensaver and my desktop background. McDreamy, you have been replaced.)

Monday, August 16, 2010

making progress.

We are making progress. Headway if you will.
Our apartment is coming together and although it looks more like a place my mom would like to reside (considering we have a lot of her decorations and furniture and SURPRISE the walls are red. Her favorite) we are love love loving it.
It is everything we could want. Seriously.
My favorite feature of the entire place is the ever-so-spacious kitchen. It has cabinets galore and I know I am being spoiled. This won't last long, but I am definitely going to bask in its greatness while I can.
Everything is almost unpacked and has a place. It's hard because we really do have a lot of stuff - most of it from my mom's house - and we are having trouble finding places to put it all. And trouble making it look like us. It may sound dumb since we are still poor students living in a temporary apartment, but making sure our space reflects us and our style is important to us. It's really what makes a "house" a "home." And we love to make sure we are comfortable where we are. Who doesn't right?

So here are some PROGRESS pictures.
I apologize for the very very poor iPhone picture quality. I'm too lazy to get out my actual camera.
Dinning area. Excuse the towels. Like I said, PROGRESS.

Living room. Also in progress. But, enjoyable yeah?

And kitchen. My love. Oh, I could spend all day in there.

Like I said, we are inapropriately in love with our apartment. And we are also loving having just me and Ani live here. No roommates. Joy.

I also wanted to show you this gem. I found him riding his scooter next to me and found that his hair actually stands up like that due to his fast driving. It's stuck like that. I know this because we were stopped at a light and it didn't fall down. I found it humorous. Don't you?

Good day.

Friday, August 13, 2010

moving day.

Well, it is 2 AM and I am feeling rather defiant.
I don't want to go to bed even though I really am exhausted.
The problem is, I need to make my bed and just the thought of making my bed makes me want to curl up into a ball and suck my thumb and hold my stuffed seal and sleep. Like the good old days (yesterday)
Yesterday was moving day. It was QUITE the day.
We were lucky to have some helping hands from our old singles ward. I don't think they realized what they had gotten themselves into when they signed up.
It only took 4 cars-full and 2 trips (multiply that and thats how many car loads we had) and we had the job done. We finished the daunting task around 3 PM. It was a most magical moment when those boys realized they could go home and get on with their lives.
And this is what we were left with. Well, this was a portion of what we were left with.

I'm not gonna lie, I was a little embarrassed about all the STUFF Ani and I had. The boys helping us were surprised that this apartment was just for me and Ani because we had enough stuff for like, an entire family of 5. For realz.
But, whatever... we have a sweet pad and it's slowly but, surely coming together and I am excited about it.
You have no idea.
More pictures to come when the unpacking is completed!
Happy Friday.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Hello. Are you there? Good.
A few things to update and write about.

First and foremost, my sister and I are moving in 2 days! I am so excited to see what our new place will be like with all of our stuff in it. Don't even worry, we have SO much stuff. Shoot. Thank goodness we have strong men from our ward to help us with that. :)

Secondly, I am sick. It figures that my first week back to work I would get sick. I couldn't even stand for longer than 20 minutes without feeling as though I would faint. Not good. I feel better today, but I still can't breathe so well.

Thirdly, I got eyelash extensions. I am not scared to tell the world. My cousin recently got trained and needed some practice so I offered up my lashes for the task. I am probably the worst at holding still for 3 hours and keeping my eyes closed unless I am sedated (which I think it a great idea if you choose to get some extensions yourself). However, I am pleased with the results and I want to get them again and again and again.

I can smell the soap on my hands! Things are looking up.

Fourthly, Ani and I flew kites the other day. It was magnificent. They were dollar kites with Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go! on them. Nevertheless, they worked like charms and I felt like singing "Let's Go Fly A Kite" all the livelong night.

Fifthly, moving is exciting. Packing is not. I have had a box in the middle of my room for the last week with a few things in it that I want to sell and nothing else has been done. NOTHING. I don't like packing and wish I was rich and could hire someone to do it for me. BUT, of course I would probably end up doing it because I'm compulsive like that.

Sixthly, the finale of the Bachelorette was slightly entertaining but more on the annoying/boring side. I wish I would have taken notes on every single scene so I could write more about it. I'm happy that Ali went with Roberto (even though he's slightly on the boring side) and also happy that she respects Chris enough to not let him go through the proposal. That is all I have to say about this dumb show. I will probably watch next season. Even though I think it's dumb.

Seventhly (this isn't a word), I have no more updates. Come again soon.
Love always,