Thursday, December 29, 2011

Taken Aback- Part 3

Oh that Abercrombie polo!  Little did he know, that very polo would melt my heart and eventually give me butterflies.  He knew how to dress!  I had only seen him in person once but I knew that I had finally met someone who cared about wearing nice things just as much as I did.

As A.B. walked toward me confidently knowing that he looked good I gave a little wave of the hand to say hello and asked him how he was doing.  His eyes were brilliant blue, the kind of blue that makes your heart skip a beat but magically calm you as well, and his smile was slightly crooked to the left just like mine.  There was no need to confirm that we were both A and K, we knew.  We'd been texting for days and I'm positive there had been sufficient Facebook stalking.  

We chatted for a couple minutes and I teased him for wearing a green shirt.  We were matching and it was an odd coincidence, and it was kind of cute.  He had class on the other side of campus in a couple of minutes and I needed to go that direction so I offered to walk with him.

That walk from the TSC to South campus was incredibly awkward!  We talked about meaningless things like how he didn't enjoy going to class and I awkwardly interjected in the silences.  Oh it was so obvious that him and I weren't clicking!  My heart deflated with each passing minute.  I was out of my element and who knows where he was?  Did he even notice how awkward I was being?

As we got closer to our parting destination we both offered a quick goodbye.  There was no hug, no "it was nice to meet you" and no reason to think I had left a good impression.  As I walked past him back to my apartment all I wanted to do was glance back over my shoulder!  What if we had one of those moments like in the movies where each person looks over their shoulder, they make eye contact and know there is a connection?  I kept my eyes pointed in the direction of my apartment but did A.B.?  Did he look over his shoulder as I walked away?  

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Taken Aback- Part 2

A few more days pass since the stitches incident with us constantly texting each other and Walk a Mile is here and I'm stressed out beyond belief!  I've worked hard to make sure this event is a success and i'm worried that it won't turn out the way everyone has hoped.  To top things off i'm worried about meeting A.B. for the first time.  Will he think i'm cute?  Will he want to get to know me?  I might want to date him.  Oh goodness I think i'm going to puke i'm so worried.  I woke up at five that morning, put on the not-so-attracitve shirt that was made for the event and did my makeup and hair extra cute to make up for the less than attractive t-shirt. 

Things are going well and it looks like this years Walk-a-Mile is going to be a success!  I've been promoting our new campaign "Can I Kiss You" all day and my enthusiasm is running low.  I plaster a smile on my face and tell myself to "suck it up", after all i'm finally going to have the chance to meet this mystery boy who I have been talking to non stop for days.  When will he get here?

The event is soon coming to a close and A.B. and I haven't been able to meet up.  He said that he'd been through the TSC once already but the halls were too crowded to come stop by.  I had been too busy promoting our new campaign anyway; it was best that he hadn't distracted me.  Our texts back and forth convey that we really want to see each other and i'm getting frustrated that he isn't taking any initiative.  Finally I text him explaining that I've been working all day long and that it's not mandatory that I stay until everything has been cleaned up.  He replies that he will see me soon and as I realize that i'm finally going to be able to talk with A.B. in person my heart starts to race, i'm nervous and excited all at the same time!  As we clean off tables and pack up posters I make sure to check over my shoulder every couple minutes.  Every few minutes there is a quick glance up and down the hall but no sight of A.B.  Goodness, I want to meet this boy!  I've gotten to know quite a bit about him and he seems like a wonderful person.  He's charming, whitty, driven and from the pictures i've seen on Facebook he's pretty cute.

Almost everything has been put away and i'm getting worried that I'll be long gone by the time he gets to the TSC.  I help take back the last table and as i'm walking back to my backpack and jacket I look up to a sight that makes me smile.  Walking towards me in a green Abercrombie polo is A.B.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Taken Aback- Part 1

When I started blogging again I said that I wanted to write many of the stories that I have, the good, the bad and the ugly.  Well my dear friends I don't go back on my promises.  This is part one to a very important, trying and wonderful portion on my life.

If you know me personally please don't ask questions the next time you see me.  There are reasons why I haven't told you about everything that goes on in my life... probably because I don't tell anyone about all that goes on in my life.  If you want to know more you can sit patiently and wait for me to finish my story. 

Let us begin!

Way, way back in March I happened to meet a really great guy!  I can't exactly say that we met each other back in March because we actually didn't meet each other face to face until mid April.  One would probably say that we originally got in contact with each other; oh the things that social media can do for a person!

We started chatting with each other and we had both mastered the art of flirting.  As we continued to get to know each other that first night we realized that we were both from the same hometown, both studying at USU and longed to travel the world.  It was apparent that we had a little bit in common, enjoyed talking with each other and maybe, just maybe wanted to continue to get to know one another.  That first night we chatted for a couple hours and in that short amount of time he felt the need to propose to me.  I wondered to myself who does this boy think he is?  We bantered back and forth until he managed to get me to say "yes".  We were pretend engaged and we had never met or talked to each other before!

I feel at this time that I must clarify that we didn't come in contact through lds single or, but by other forms of social networking (think Facebook). 

For days we spend all our time texting.  My mornings would start with either a text from him saying "good morning" or started with me saying "sorry I fell asleep last night".  There was quite a bit of time devoted between two people who had never met but we had clicked so quickly that I never thought anything of it.  After a week or so he mentioned that maybe we should get around to meeting each other and possibly go on a date.  I was a little worried but he seemed like a nice guy.  However, I thought that it might be nice for him to actually meet me in person before we decided to do something together.  I told him that on April 13 I would be in the TSC all day long volunteering with SAAVI at our annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.  Since I was going to be there all day it would be a great chance for him to stop by.  Secretly I was thinking that if we didn't get along that it would be easy to come up with an excuse to look busy and we would both go on our merry way. 

I had sufficiently Facebook stalked him so I was sure to recognize him when we met!  One night a couple days before the event my roommate and I were at the HPER waiting for our ZUMBA class to start.  I was wearing a ratty old t-shirt, spandex capris and my hair was in a nasty ponytail.  I was talking with a couple friends when out of the corner of my eye I see two guys pass.  For a split second I think nothing of it until things click and I realize that the guy I have been texting non stop for a couple days just walked by!  What?  He just passed me and I didn't go say anything or introduce myself?  What am I thinking?  My thoughts are frantic and I turn to my roommate Angel and exclaim "That was A.B.! He just passed by and I didn't go say hi".  After a little discussion we agreed that meeting a cute guy in my ratty t-shirt was probably not the best of ideas. 

Once I was done with ZUMBA I sent him a simple text telling him that I had completed one of the hardest workouts of my life.  I didn't receive a reply for quite some time and became a little impatient but I figured that he was still at the HPER playing soccer.  After an hour or two I get a text replying that he just got home from the hospital.  I was so sure that he had been playing soccer, why in the world did he have to go to the hospital?  Typing as fast as I can I reply: What did you break?!?  It turns out that the kid got hit in the head and needed stitches.  Go figure!  There was no mention of my workout and our conversation focused on him, his game and the row of stitches he had in his forehead. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Another Grand Idea

I've decided to make a cookbook.  That's a good idea right?  I'm still deciding how I feel about it.  I do have quite a few recipes that I absolutely adore and even more recipes that I have adopted and made my own.  Wouldn't it be cool to get a rad awesome cook book made by a close friend as a wedding present?  Maybe I'm a nerd but I think it would be sweet!

Yep, that's about it.  I haven't really been up to much lately, just working on lesson plans.  I taught Relief Society on Sunday and had an Illustrated Talk on Tuesday.  I've decided that I do not enjoy teaching Relief Society that much but I love teaching fun subjects like Human Development.

I decided to do my Illustrated Talk on Erikson's 8 Psychosocial Stages and gave a 10 minute lesson to 20 of my peers.  I rocked it out... ya know, because i'm awesome like that!  Ever since I entered my major I was always worried that I wouldn't be a good teacher.  I don't always like being the center of everyone's attention and I tend to be too creative sometimes.  On Tuesday I realized that I'm going to be a freaking awesome teacher and I also found out that I love being a smarty pants and telling people what I know.  

The class thought my presentation went really well and everyone was happy!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

thank you!

I've often felt like this blog is pointless and I feel that I have every right to think so.  My writing is random, honest, whiny and sometimes it's boring and directionless; but so am I, so my blog and I get along very well.  I recently decided to start publishing my posts again.  I wrote a couple posts over the summer but nothing that I ever finished or would even want anyone to read.  They were just a way for me to get rid of all the feelings that I had been holding in for so long.  The summer was quite the challenge for me!  I often felt alone and when I wasn't feeling alone I had the feeling that I was being strung along by someone very important to me.  

Once the school year started I found myself wanting to blog again. I noticed that I was happier than I had ever been over the summer.  My social life was starting to pick up when I would allow it to and I was busier than ever.  Being busy ='s being happy.

The other day I decided to make the commitment to start blogging again, it's a love hate relationship most of the time.  Day 1 I received a comment from one of my close friends saying she was happy I was back in the blogosphere and that made me happy that she cared.

However, a few days later I received a comment that brought tears to my eyes! As I sat in the institute building on my laptop I decided to see if anyone had commented.  To my surprise someone did!  The comment read:  
hey kelsey! i'm glad you're blogging again! i don't know you but I started following your blog when I was trying to decide what college to go to and you and your cuteness kinda helped me decide to go to utah state and I'm loving it. so thanks! have an awesome day.
There isn't anything sweeter than a comment like that.  I have no clue who this wonderful angel is and obviously I have never met her but I am so grateful that she took the time to write that comment.  

I by no means have a rad awesome blog and I never in my life thought that my ramblings would have any effect on someone.  Everyday the Lord blesses us in mysterious little ways and today I received a little blessing that I never expected.  

I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart!  Your comment makes me want to continue to blog and share my stories!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pillow Talk

I feel that pillow talk is something that naturally happens when you share a room with someone.  Right as you get in to your warm comfy bed and your eyes are heavy is probably one of the few times when you're willing to let your guard down and allow someone to get to know you.  

When my roommate and I first moved in we instantly clicked!  She's cool and i'm cool and we're cool together.  We were able to talk with each other from the moment we first put our heads down on our pillows.

It seems that we have roommate pillow talk every night, or at least the nights when we are fortunate enough to go to bed at the same time.  Going to bed without each other just isn't the same; it's lonely without someone to talk to.  Just like with any girls, our late night talks revolve around cute boys.  Lately the discussions go something like this:
Kim: I want you to love him
Kelsey: [sarcastically] Okay, because it's just that easy!

Last night at 12:30 our conversation was no different from any other night.  We talked about the cute guy who fell asleep on our couch while I was playing with his hair.  We both agreed that it's not cool to watch a movie and have the guy fall asleep because then you can't cuddle at all!  Eventually we both got so sleepy we couldn't keep the conversation going.

Fast forward to 4am.

For some reason I am half awake when I hear Kim muttering to herself.
Kim: Wear the jeans
Kelsey: What?
Kim: Just wear the jeans
Kelsey: Kim are you awake?
Kim: Yes
Kelsey: You're talking about pants
Kim: I know, I must have talked about it with Ben
Kelsey: It's 4am, when were you talking with Ben?
Kim: The other night
Kelsey: Are you awake?
Kim: Yes!
Kelsey: You're talking about pants.

And sometimes we even talk in the middle of the night. 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Say What?!

You know what? This is the spot where you say "what Kelsey?", everybody on the count of three.  1...2...3! "What Kelsey?".  I think I might have decided to come back to the blogosphere.  Not that I really have the time to blog but because I'm a very happy person and very happy people usually have funny stories.  Let me tell you what, I have funny stories... and not so funny stories... and sad stories, but every single one of them makes me laugh.  

So here's the plan kids.  I'm going to write my stories.  Basically things that have happened in my life... the parts I can remember at least, and if I can't remember them then i'll just make something up; I'm good at that.  I think I got that talent from my father, he's also a funny person. 

We're going to be in this together, okay?

Lets get this blogging started!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Give Me a Break!

I'm taking a break from blogging... not that I hadn't already taken one but I'm finding it incredibly pointless to put effort into something that no longer brings me joy.  This blog has become a pain in my butt, a nuisance and sucks my time.  I spend so much time trying to make it look nice and I reap no reward.  My posts are no longer interesting and no one seems to care.

Yes, I am having a bad attitude about this but who cares?  I need some Kelsey time.  I need to do some zumba.  I need to work on my summa tan.  I need to read a book.  I need to find myself a lovely piece of man candy.  

Give me a couple days... or weeks and i'll be back but for now I need some alone time.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Button, Button, Whose Got the Button?

I'm so angry with blogger right now I might just be shaking every so slightly.  I've been trying to upload my button for quite a while now and it's not working

That would be it.  Blogger will not let me put it in my sidebar!  I'm so annoyed... and possibly hungry. 

Friday, May 27, 2011

My Golden Gala Giveaway

Well y'all, today is the day!  For over a month I have been wracking my brain trying to decide what I was going to potentially give away.  I wanted it to be something that described me, something that I would love and most importantly, something that I had designed.  I searched through bakeries, thrift stores, vintage shops, craft stores, etsy, etc. and couldn't come up with anything! Until...

Oh goodness i'm so excited!

This is the first ever design by the future etsy store Golden Gala.  The exterior is vintage.  The interior as been redone as far as I can tell, and the flower was added by moi.

So... here's how you lovelies can enter my first ever giveaway!

Entry 1. Become a follower (everybody's doing it) and comment telling me what exciting things you're doing this summer.  Adding your email address is always helpful! 
Entry 2. Follow A "True Aggie" Story on twitter and give a little shout out about the giveaway.  Please post the link in your comment. 
Entry 3. Mention the giveaway in a blog post.  Please leave the link to your post in the comments.

Well, there ya have it!  There are three possible ways for you to enter to win this clutch that I secretly wish I was keeping for myself!  It totally matches the outfit i'm wearing.   

All entries need to be in before MIDNIGHT on June 3, 2011 Mountain Standard time

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Are You Ready?

My lovely readers, I hope you are getting excited!  My first ever give away is coming up.  Expect a happy little surprise before the weekend begins!

Love you bunches!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lets face it, lately I've be L to the AZY!  I've been meaning to finish my new header and get everything up and running but just haven't managed to a. find the time to do that and b. get the motivation to care.  I'd pay someone to re-do my blog for me but the funds just aren't there at this time so it looks like i'll be doing it myself.  *grumble, grumble*

I must say that no one informed me while I was growing up just how expensive life really is.  Every time I blink there is something new that needs to be paid for!  Rent, utilities, the deposit for the utilities, etc. it sure adds up fast.  And I realized that having to use your birthday money to pay for this crap really sucks!  
Um excuse me, that's my birthday money.  The money that someone gave me as a gift so that I could go pick out something that I might actually enjoy!  But no one in "the real" world (because i've been living in fantasy dream land for 20 years and no one bothered to tell me) cares that it was your birthday. 

Wow, that wasn't bitter at all. 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Under Construction

My lovelies I apologize for the inconvenience but my blog is under some construction for the time being.  It should be ready to go by tonight though!

For now, please enjoy the music while your party is reached. 

If you pay attention the the cellphone The Beibs is texting me (Kelsey).  Dear JB, you can text me to tell me you love me any time!  I don't think i'll mind.

That wasn't creepy at all was it?!


Dear J.Crew,
Please continue to infiltrate my wardrobe.  I promise I won't mind!

I love J.Crew!  Like seriously LOVE J.Crew.  The mushy, gushy, drool over the catalog type of love.  I also love shopping at thrift stores.  My two loves have collided and have become the lover of all lovers!  I kid you not, whenever I go to the thrift store I walk out with an armful of J.Crew clothing.  It's wonderful!

So far my finds include:
-one blue and white silk dress $6
-tan wool blazer $5
-horizontal striped blouse $5
-vertical striped blouse $5

Please excuse me while I fangirl over these three outfits.... Love them!
Featherknit henleyOrigami sheath dress in wool crepeStripe Elsa jacket

Thursday, May 19, 2011

An Aggie Book Review: The Nanny Diaries

It's summer and that Means it's the season for reading books!  I recently went to the store and picked up a couple random books to keep me occupied in the mornings before I have to go to work. 

I completed "The Nanny Diaries" within a couple days because it was an easy read but I don't think I would recommend it to anyone... unless you're a nanny.  The language in the book is pretty heavy so i'd feel bad for saying that it was "good".  If you're a nanny you will gain an immense appreciation for your job and the family you work for while reading this book.  You never realize just how good you have it until you see or read about someone who is treated so poorly.  The story isn't overly exciting but you are compelled to keep reading because a. you wonder what the employers are going to do next b. will she stand up for herself and c. will things get any better. 

To be honest I think this book was only a New York Times Best Seller because tons of rich women went out and bought the book because they wanted to see if it was their family that was being written about.  Definitely not on my list of favorite books. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Phone Dilemma

I feel that there is a reason why cell phone providers have you update your plan every two years, a. they want your money and b. it's about time for a new phone anyway!  My dear friends I've made my cute little cell phone last 2.5 years!  That's a heck of a long time in phone years.  Somehow I missed out on the family getting new phones for Christmas and now I feel that i'm in some serious need of a new phone!  Mine is one drop away from becoming a scratched up paperweight.

I've decided that I don't really want a touch screen anymore; I find them to be a hassle and they get all finger-printy and gross. I do however want something that is wifi capable so I can check my email, blog, facebook and twitter while on the go... meaning while on campus without my laptop.

As of this very moment I'm almost positive that I want a Blackberry.  They're cool right?  
I think I've decided on the model but the color is what I just can't decide on. 

We've got the normal black and white but then there is this sweet wine color.  Would it be weird to have a Blackberry that wasn't black?  I'm really diggin' on the white one though!  It makes a sturdy phone seem feminine.  

Any thoughts or opinions or reasons why I should keep a touch screen?  I'm all ears!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I Caved!

I caved and decided to get a Twitter account.  I sort of like it so far!  The nice thing about Twitter is that you finally have a place to post all those stupid things that you didn't want to make an official status on Facebook. Here is the link to my profile.  If you want you can follow me.  I'm @atrueaggiestory  I'm so original aren't I?

Love, Kelsey

PS.  Isn't that fat bird cute?!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Estoy Usando Pantalones?

This was posted over at a field of dasies and it sort of cracked me up... Probably because I have found that I don't like pants.  Yeah, I'm weird... I know.  My spandex exercise capris are my BFF.

PS I'm going to be doing more blogging as soon as I rescue my camera from my parents house!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


So right now i'm a blogging failure.  The semester ended last week and I still haven't posted anything.  In my defense I have been very busy!  I moved everything from my cute little apartment on campus home for the weekend and then on Monday I moved just about everything back up to Logan into a new apartment that I still don't know how I feel about.
I would take pictures of my sterile and drab apartment but sadly I left my camera at home.  Things just aren't working out for me!
I have three roommates... I think.  I have only met one of them long enough to know that her name is Morgan.  

Basically having an apartment all to myself sucks!  I wake up in the morning and as far as I know the roommates are gone.  I come home in the evening after work and yet again they are gone... or they could be sleeping.  This apartment situation has made me realize just how much I don't want to be single once I graduate in three years (I added an extra year onto my original graduation date).  There is no way in heck that I ever want to have an apartment all to myself!  

I guess that if the apartment was only mine I wouldn't feel like I couldn't do anything in it.  I could move stuff around in the kitchen because all of it would be mine!  I could sit in the living room and watch tv because it would be my tv!  Goodness, I could walk around with no clothes on because there wouldn't be the chance of having a roommate walk in on me (not that I would do that... awkward!)

It's been hard dealing with the drastic change.  I lived with the same girls my Freshman and Sophomore year in a tiny little apartment on campus.  Now I live in a bigger townhouse with practically no one.  Goodness, I like my privacy but not this much!  I've had anxiety for over 24 hours now and have managed to eat a handful of cereal, a piece of bread and half of a Nutrigrain bar.  It's no fun having anxiety that makes you want to puke your guts out!

I know that everything will get better though!  I'm going to find a new job!  I'm going to have fun with the friends that I have!  I'm going to learn to appreciate the extreme privacy!  I'm going to make the best of the situation!


Monday, May 2, 2011

I Need To Make One!

Yet again I was on Grosgrain and I found this lovely little wreath!  Why oh why do I get on that blog?  I always find so many thing that I want to make.
How easy peasy would this wreath be to make? I'd need a picture frame, felt, buttons, burlap and scrap fabric.  I'm seeing it as the wreath to my next apartment, No?

Sunday, May 1, 2011


The best thing about blogging is following other peoples blogs!  I am so inspired by other people and the things they post... I love it!
Today while I was over at Grosgrain I saw this!
Top left!  Do ya see it?  Do ya? Do ya? I am in love with it!  Love, love, love, love, luuuuvvvv!
I'm seeing it in all white with a three quarter sleeve silk blazer as a SaaWeeeet wedding dress!

Saturday, April 30, 2011


I had a little bit of a freak out earlier. I apologize!
I fixed everything by going to a nice little run in the sunny weather that we are finally having. 

I love this clip!  It's so true. 

Sick, sick, sick!

I'm sick
I'm sick of being depressed
I'm sick of crying all the time
I'm sick of not being good enough
I'm sick of living a life full of constant worry
I'm sick of not having groceries
I'm sick of coming up with stupid excuses not to spend money
I'm sick of trying so hard and not seeing any benefit
I'm sick of people asking "how's life?"
I'm sick of walking around with a fake smile on
I'm sick of admitting that I don't know what my plans are
I'm sick of people asking me if I've found a job
I'm sick of thinking that eventually things will work out
I'm sick of things coming so easily for everyone else
I'm sick of knowing i'm incredibly talented but not being able to show off my abilities
I'm sick of having no reason to be excited for the end of the semester
I'm sick of trying
I'm sick of the lack of confidence that has settled upon me
I'm sick of waking up in the morning happy and by noon wising the day was over

As you can tell things are well in my life. 
You'll get over it and so will I. 
C'est la vie.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter To You

There isn't much more I can say regarding Easter and the resurrection of my Savior Jesus Christ.  This is the message that I often play when i'm going through one of life's many trials, it gets me through the hard times.  I know that because of my Savior Jesus Christ that eventually my Sunday will come.  I try to live my life always searching for the Sunday's.  Each day I try to look for the little ways that I have been blessed.  Those small and simple tender mercies mean more to me than one momentous experience. 

I hope all of you are enjoying your Easter Sunday!  

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Just Couldn't Resist

After posting about The Sweet Tooth Fairy's cupcakes I didn't have the will power not to stop by the store.  I swear, one day i'm going to weight 500lbs because of my lack of will power. *knocks on wood*

So, today I purchased four of their DELICIOUS cupcakes!
Raspberry Lemonade
Strawberry Shortcake
Honey Lemon

Oh my goodness mother of pearl.  I just fell in love with the Honey Lemon cupcake!  

Go pay them a visit, I promise you won't regret it!

Best Cupcakes in Town

I pride myself in being a cupcake connaisseur.  I love them!  Sadly it's hard to find a good cupcake... they're tricky little buggers to make. I've found that if you are going to use a boxed cake mix that whipping the egg whites a little helps make the cake fluffy.

One of my favorite things about driving an hour from Logan to Layton is knowing that Layton has the best little cupcake bakery!  They're absolutely wonderfully, sinfully delicious!

The Sweet Tooth Fairy 
located at
2065 North Harris BoulevardSuite A2

Is where it's at!  A cupcake lovers heaven!

They make so many delicious flavors.  You must go on over and try them!  They have a couple other locations in Utah... I'm sure they're just as wonderful.  Check out there website!

I love their Strawberry Shortcake cupcake! Mmmm.

I've heard that their Strawberry or Raspberry Lemonade cupcake is to die for.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Post

Here is my little happy moment of the day.

I walked into the sewing lab today to find my instructor grading the pair of dress pants that I made.  I was really nervous to see my grade because a couple weeks ago she told me that I wasn't going to be able to receive a 100% because the pattern I chose didn't meet all the specifications.

I put my heart and soul into altering those gosh darn dress pants. I completely changed the front zipper and altered the heck out of the pattern... they now fit me like a glove!


She turns to me and says that my pants looked very nice and that I did a wonderful job pressing them.  Then proceeds to tell me that I'm the only one in the class that has received a perfect 100 freaking percent (she didn't say freaking... I did)!  Me, I'm the only one if the class that got a 100.

I rock!

After class was over I was able to go see cutie boy for like five minutes.  Sad that it was only five minutes but i'm happy I got to see him at all. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Dear "Pretty Cute, Pretty Awesome" Boy;

You came and visited me as I was cleaning up from Walk A Mile In Her Shoes.  You're cute.  You look nice in green and you're smile might just make me melt a little.  Our level of compatibility is unreal.  We text constantly and have never covered the same subject twice.  I feel that you need to ask me on that date we talked about. 

That is all.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011


We now have 50 followers on this lovely little blog of mine and since i'm a woman of my word there is going to be a giveaway!  Give me the weekend to make up a little summthin, sumthin and stay tuned for my first ever giveaway!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tutorial Numero Uno

I love finding random tutorials online!  It makes my day every time I hope on blogger and someone has a new tutorial and I have all the supplies to make it.  No going to the store for me!

Yesterday I hopped on any found this super cutie idea.

I instantly fell in love and decided that I had to make one of my own... So I did!  You'll have to wait to see pictures because I wore it to the opera last night and people would notice if I wore the same shirt two days in a row.

PS.  If I get one more follower there is going to be an amazing giveaway.  I'm thinking a water color design by none other than Me!

Friday, April 8, 2011

stupid confession

I like sweets
I hate flossing
I have a small mouth and it's hard to fit floss in there when it's attached to my fingers
My dentist thinks I don't know what floss is
The dental hygienist commented that I have healthy gums and must do a good job flossing
I secretly had been flossing three times a day for the week before my dentist appointment
Sometimes you can't fool the dentist

That is all

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Blogging Hiatus

I apologize for being MIA for the past little while.  I'm in the process of looking for a new job and the whole thing is turning out to be harder than I originally thought it would be.  I'm sort of worried that when I do find a job that I won't be able to find an apartment and will have added a whole new level of stress to my life. 

I'll be back soon with great posts and exciting news... assuming that something exciting actually happens in my somewhat boring life. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

choir of angels

I had one of those moments today; one of those moments when the clouds open and you can hear a heavenly choir singing from on high. 

Look what I found!
Print - Watercolor and Charcoal Painting - Vintage Green Strapless Dress - 8x10Original - Watercolor and Charcoal Painting - Vintage Lemon Lavender Dress - 8x10
Original - Watercolor and Charcoal Painting - Custom Wedding Dress Painting - 8x10Print - Watercolor and Charcoal Painting - White and Pink Party Dress - 10x13

Aren't they beautiful?
Will I be attempting to turn some of my fashion sketches into water color paintings in the near future?

You sure better believe it!

Too see more or possibly purchase a print click here.

Thursday, March 31, 2011


Yay for Awkward and Awesome Thhhhurrrsday!

-The spelling of the word "awkward"
-Having someone sit down next to you in class only to get up and move one seat over.  (Um excuse me, I don't stink... I actually smell delicious!)
-Getting to zumba and realizing that you haven't shaved your legs in weeks... you're wearing spandex capris as well.
-Accidentally rubbing your foot across an exercise ball and having it make a sound that is very similar to the passing of gas. 
-Driving around town with a booster seat in the back of your car when you are 19, not married and don't have children.
-Walking around with the kids you nanny and having people think that they're yours when you sure as heck don't look old enough to have any. 

-Rocking out two exams and being done with classes before 11 am.
-Having a spur of the moment smoovie (smoothies and movies) party with Lauren before going to work. 
-Post workout adrenaline!
-Teaching the RS President how to shake it like a black girl in the middle of a dark parking lot.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

wish list

I've been thinking a lot about birthday's today because two of my bestest friends were born 20 years ago today!  Happy Birthday Jesika (the best friend) and Angel (the best roommate)!
I'm so lucky to have the two of you as my friends.

On other birthday related notes...

My birthday is coming up in a month or so and I will finally be saying goodbye to my teen years!  I'll give them a swift kick in the butt and send them on their merry way. 
Seeing as I love my birthday quite a bit I want to get a head start on my wish list so those who love me have plenty of time to buy me the things I really want. 

Bedspreads from Urban Outfitters

I want the fabric to make my own ruffled duvet cover

Tuxedo Duvet from Anthropologie

I want a Magic Bullet!

Lauren got one for Christmas and I think I might love it more than she does.  I have a smoothie for breakfast almost everyday.

essie nail polish is a must!
sand tropez
Sand Tropez or any similar color

I also want to go to IKEA and purchase new dishes and stuff for my soon to be new apartment. 

Monday, March 28, 2011

my weekend anthem

If you couldn't tell, I made cake this weekend.

Cherry Breakfast Cake

Ingredients for Cake:
3 C. flour
1/2 C Sugar
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 C. milk
1/2 C water
1/2 C butter
2 eggs
1- 21 oz can Cherry Pie Filling

Ingredients for Cake Glaze:

1/2 C confectioner's sugar
2-4 tsp milk

To Make Cake:
Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, salt, sugar & yeast and mix well. Heat 1/2 cup milk, water and butter until very warm and then add to flour mixture, along with eggs. Beat at low speed with hand mixer until all ingredients are wet; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Stir in an additional 1 to 1 1/2 cup flour until a stiff batter forms. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and a towel. Let rise about 45 to 60 minutes or until doubled in size.

Grease a 13 x 9 pan. Stir batter; Pour 3/4 batter into pan and top with cherry filling. Spoon remaining batter by tablespoons over batter. Cover again and let rise until light, approximately 20 - 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Uncover dough mixture. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

Meanwhile make glaze:
Mix sugar and 2 tsp milk. Continue adding a little milk until a thick glaze consistency is created.

Drizzle over cake while it's still warm.

For different variations of this cake: try blueberry, apple or mixed berry pie filling in place of the cherry pie filling in this recipe.

Friday, March 25, 2011

running on empty

It's be quite the week my dear friends.  I finally submitted the FINAL idea for the Walk-A-Mile posters and got it approved.  My posters are going to be all over Utah State University... I'm a little worried about it, I don't think the pinks were exactly the same color.  Oh well, my poster is quite a bit better than the original so I feel good about that.

After being uber creative this whole week
-altering patterns for my clothing class
-creating walk-a-mile posters
-starting b-day gift for the best friend 

My creative juices have been depleted; i'm running on empty...
and so is my car. 

Alas, I was oh so politely asked to design the t-shirts for Walk-A-Mile as well.  

Brainstorming, brainstorming, brainstorming... and nothing. 

I'll just entertain myself with this

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Idea

1 bazillion + 1 bazillion = 2 bazillion
That's a lot! Now convert that to minutes and you know just how much time I've spent coming up with design for the Walk-A-Mile posters

 And to top it off, i'm still not done.
Serenity now!

I kind of sort of like the concept for the other poster better but the background image in this one is a better quality and thus will be able to be made into really big posters. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What Do You Think?

I volunteer with the SAAVI (Sexual Assault And Anti Violence Information) organization at Utah State University.  Every year we host an event called Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.  Guys put on high heels and walk one mile to raise awareness about sexual assault that happens on college campuses across the nation.  

Recently I received and email with a not so attractive picture of a high heel shoe on it.  The sender was asking my opinion on what was going to be this years poster... I quickly responded with a HECK NO!  Today I got another email asking me if I could either find someone to make a new poster or else settle for the poster that was used last year.  

Wanting to have new advertising I took matters into my own hands!

I'm wondering if the poster is too sexy to be advertising something to raise rape awareness, or is it pushing the borders just enough to have people notice it?

I need to find a larger background picture because this one is a little pixelated. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

When I Get Bored...

Never leave me in a room alone with any sort of writing device when i'm bored!  I have been known to doodle on the mail, myself and recently embellished my roommates 
carton of eggs.

All 12 of them... the whole dozen!

I strategically placed them back in the carton so when you opened the lid they looked like regular non-graffitied eggs.

Lauren was surprised and greatly enjoyed my artwork.