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. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Chicken Tikka Masala

My roommates and I made some delicious Chicken Tikka Masala last night.  We LOVE Indian food!

Chicken Tikka Masala
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 2 Hours 20 Minutes

1 cup yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
4 tablespoons salt, or to taste
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bit size pieces
4 long skewers

1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1 jalapeƱo pepper, finely chopped 
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika 
3 teaspoons salt, or to taste
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro 

  1. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, and 4 teaspoons salt. Stir in chicken, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat a grill for high heat.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Thread chicken onto skewers, and discard marinade. Grill until juices run clear, about 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and jalapeno for 1 minute. Season with 2 teaspoons cumin, paprika, and 3 teaspoons salt. Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Add grilled chicken, and simmer for 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter, and garnish with fresh cilantro.

It's so good!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Only Happy Thoughts

cozy blankets, sappy romance novels, night out with the girls, new shoes, red lipstick, comfy sweatpants, canceled classes, dancing in the shower, barefoot days, letters in the mail, clean teeth, midnight toast cravings, cutie boys doing cutie things, jumping in puddles, cupcakes, teapot cozies, mismatched socks, things that waddle, clean laundry, nail polish, friends getting engaged, the smell of coffee, rainy days, weekends, long naps, sitting by the fire, cuddling on the couch, laughing till it hurts, post workout adrenaline, daydreaming, doodling, sewing, feather pillows, shiny things, knitting, babies, no homework, lazy days, messy buns, new blog followers, a good book, having someone else make you dinner, zumba, my birthday, fireworks, sunny days, fresh cut flowers, vintage dresses, vacations, trips to the fabric store, warm cookies, fluffy chickens, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, the smell of freshly baked bread, peacock feathers, rubber duckies, star gazing, gooey marshmallows, baby hedgehogs, apple cider from starbucks, smiling 

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Every year the place where I live has a Mocktail party and pool tournament.  We all dress up, turn the lights down low and dance to the music of the 20's.  It's basically the party of the century... except for it's not, but I do look forward to it every year!

B was up in Logan for the day, the two of us went apartment hunting... oddly enough he wants to live in the same complex that I will be living in next year.

He came with me to the party and ordered me a Sex on the Quad... not that I wasn't able to order my own drink or anything, he just thought it would be fun to tell me that i'm the first girl he's ordered a drink for.  I then kicked his butt at not one but TWO games of nine ball pool.  I think I just got lucky, but I still won.

After the party everyone was in a 1920's mood so we watched Thoroughly Modern Millie until two in the morning... i'm exhausted.  

Friday, March 18, 2011

I Want You! I Need You! Oh Baby, Oh Baby!

My favorite colors are shiny and blush pink and TOMS makes shoes in both colors.  I want a pair... or two!

Monday, March 14, 2011


I'll be the first to admit it, I am a googler.  I google everything!  How to spell certain words, what words mean, if the symptoms I have are signs of cancer... I have an irrational fear that I have cancer!  One day I though I had breast cancer and a month ago I thought it was a brain tumor.  

My roommate thinks i'm weird, but I think i'm genius because now I know more useless things than she does.  

Today I googled "how to start a bakery".  

Google has all the answers!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

So Help Me...

So help me, if I ever get married my brides maids will NOT all be wearing the exact same thing!  I can't stand it, it's not unique at all.  Why would you commit such a styling faux pas?

bridesmaids anthropologie dress boots 

Guys can get away with all wearing the same thing...

groomsmen in bow ties

But not every girl is going to look flattering in the same dress. 

Here is a much better idea
wedding bridal party

Okay, the dog kind of weirds me out...

Oooo, unique bouquet.

bridesmaids in black dresses

Okay y'all, i'm a fan of the concept.  Obviously we can tell that she's using black as one of her colors (duh), but she was smart and didn't have all four girls wear the same dress.  Each girl gets to be unique, show off her personality, and wear a dress that (hopefully) she loves and would want to wear again. 

That is all. 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Dear Emma Pillsbury

Could you please drop your wardrobe off at my house?


Friday, March 4, 2011

How Could I Forget?!

Happy Mustache March everyone!

Mustache Collection Tote Bag

All you 

out there go out and show off your sexy 'stache!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dear USU friends,

This year I have the lucky opportunity to work alongside the SAAVI office to organize the annual Walk-A-Mile In Her Shoes.  Every April guys from Utah State as well as the surrounding community put on high heel shoes and walk one mile around campus showing that they are taking a stand against gender and sexual violence within the community.

The old adage states, "You can't understand a person's experiences until you walk a mile in her shoes".  Although guys walking around in heels is a humorous application of the saying, it helps us to better reach out and educate the members of our community on a serious topic. 

My goal this year is to have more guys walk than ever before.  Don't feel left out girlies, we could also use your help!  Girls can volunteer to be blister sisters and walk alongside the guys during one of the four walks, you can help run a booth or even help get the guys outfitted in heels. 

BUT, I need your help to spread the word!

If you could get on your facebook account and search for The USU SAAVI Office.  Once you get to their page click on [Events].  Then RSVP to the event titled Walk A Mile In Her Shoes.  

Now for the important part, please, please, please invite all your facebook friends that attend USU!

If you have any questions about getting involved, about SAAVI, Walk-A-Mile or anything please leave a comment for me.

Thank you so much for your help!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, life is a little bit crazy and such.  My not so free time has been devoted to fashion sketches; I have missed sketching dearly and I desperately want to improve. 

I hope everyone is doing well and that life isn't too overwhelming for you... I also hope that you aren't under-whelmed because that's no fun either.

Please enjoy this music until your party is reached... or until I get the chance to create an actual post.