Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Current Loves.

So I've been stranded up in Idaho since September and needless to say, I miss shopping...sounds very sad and shallow, but it's true. Hey, I'm a girl who loves a little retail therapy every now and then! Can you blame me? These are some of the things I just love right now:

Straw fendora hats. I think they are adorable. I want to go to Forever 21 right now and go get me some of that!

Nude colored pumps. Preferably with a platform. My mom got me some of these from TJ Maxx and I absolutely love these little guys. They elongate the leg, reduce cankles and just make you feel like a superstar. All you need is a tall guy to wear them with!

White skinny or bootcut denim jeans. These one's are Hudsons (which are usually really pricey) but I found some Lucky's at Downeast and LOVE them. They are super cute, fresh and trendy. Just be sure to pair it with the right type of blouse/accessories.

Turquoise jewelry. Oh how I am in love with anything and everything turquoise. You could throw on a plain white scoop neck or V-neck T-shirt and then put on some turquoise earrings or necklace and there you go, updated, fresh and beautifully simple outfit right there. Just be careful when choosing turquoise jewelry that it doesn't look like you got it from an Indian Tribe in the middle of Arizona. Turquoise looks great with hints of red too. OR black. But not red, black and turquoise together...please don't do that.

Let's have some class.

So it was one of those days.
You're mad at everyone and everything.
You wake up late.
You look like a man.
You forgot to do your homework assignment.
You are tired and hungry.
You have loads of homework to accomplish because finals are around the corner...
And you're sitting in the 2nd floor of the library (aka: the silent floor of the library) trying to get as much homework done as you possibly can before class.

I find a nice little corner in the library where there is never anyone around. Five minutes after I get my homework out, a lovely girl decides to come and sit in the chair right next to me...even though there are 165,9876 other places to sit.

I don't pay any attention to it and decide to proceed with finishing my Pakistan project (which may I tell you was extremely difficult). This lovely little girl whipped out her paper bag full of goodies the second she sat down. Normally, I wouldn't have thought twice about someone eating their lunch except for the fact that she crinkled and crackled that paper bag like it was no one's business. FINALLY, the crinkling of the bag stops and I thought it was over. Oh no. It wasn't.

-snap! crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch-
-snap! crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch-
-snap! crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch-

Oh yes. She was snapping and crunching on extremely crunchy crackers. Just when I thought she was done with the crackers, out comes her green apple. I could have sworn she was making out with it by the way she smacked and licked and devoured that thing.
I was dying.
It took everything I could not to turn to her and smack her across the face, so I picked up my things and moved out of there in a hurry. I'm sure I sound really rude and stuck up right now. But it was just not my day.

Monday, March 21, 2011

It's just one of those days where I really miss my family. We've all been through so many things together, which is one of the reasons why I believe we are all so close. I have been blessed to be a part of such an amazing family with amazing parents, 4 beautiful sisters, and 1 handsome brother.

Mom: Where do I start? This woman is the reason I'm alive and the reason why I am so grateful for the church and my family. She is such a selfless, giving lady and she truly radiates the light of Christ. She's been through so much in her life and I commend her for staying true to the gospel and doing what's right for her and for her children. She is beautiful, smart, extremely talented, HILARIOUS, the life of the party, fashionable, spiritual, helpful, amazing cook, seamstress, best friend, mom and wife. I love this woman with all my heart and will for ever and ever.

Dave aka "BIG D": Wow what a guy. This man does not get HALF as much credit as he should. He is the hardest working guy I know and will be until the day he dies! I admire Dave in so many ways. I admire his passion for America, his testimony of the gospel, his sense of humor, his love of baseball and bubblegum, his strong work ethic, his ability to get over hard trials in his life and be able to move in and be a part of our family. I love this man because he came into our lives at such a hard time and made everything better. He's such a great guy. The list could go on and on about Big D.

Barbarajo aka BJ: She's the vixen and the diva of our family. BJ is our sassy, don't-mess-with-me sister and she's the reason we all have to remember to tune into our "inner BJ" when we need to stand up for ourselves. I look up to BJ in so many ways. She's our little Mexican and wife and mother to 4 beautiful children. BJ is always the first one any of us will call if we need boy advice, fashion advice, cooking advice, cleaning advice, ANY kind of advice. Not only was BJ one of the few in this family that was blessed without cankles and a missing tooth, but BJ is GORGEOUS and talented in so many ways and will always be our oldest sister that sets the bar extremely high.

Christine: She is the one that always was worried that someone would get missing, hence the reason why she was ALWAYS counting heads to make sure everyone was accounted for. Christine is the super sweet, sincere sister who will genuinely listen to you and make sure you are doing all right. She's a dentist's wife and mother of -almost- 4 children. Christine is gorgeous and can sing like an angel. I've always looked up to Christine and her strong testimony and strong foundation in the gospel. She's one amazing person!

Robert: Aww. Our only boy. Right smack in the middle of all the estrogen and drama. Rob has been through a lot, and let's just say, he knows exactly how to treat a lady! Not only can Rob treat a girl right, but he's a SUPER good dresser for a boy. Rob has always had a strong work ethic and can get the job done efficiently. He's always been really good with working with his hands and will someday be our dentist of the family (besides rock). Rob is super funny and quirky and always makes me laugh. He's extremely, and I mean extremely smart. He always brings the life of the party and has some killer dance moves. We will never forget the ninja turtle and DragonBall Z phases either. I love my brother!

Rachel: Our fashionista. She's the one you go to for fashion advice. Rachel used to be mean to me on the playground back in elementary school but I'm happy to report that she's over that. I'm so lucky to have Rachel so close to me living in Idaho Falls. It's always so nice to go over to her ADORABLE house and eat her delicious food. Did I mention she is a killer cook? Rachel is always in style, and so will her baby to be, Hadley. Her and Jordan really make me laugh. I look up to Rachel and her strong ability to work hard and to make money. She's always been the straight-A student, successful athlete, and super in-style sister. She's the one that paved the path for me and she got me out of trouble MANY times in high school. She is so dang gorgeous and really sets a high standard and makes it a tough act to follow.

Louisa: My little Lou. I will always and forever consider Louisa my little baby girl. We have been two peas in a pod since day 1 and will be for the rest of our lives. I love this girl. She's GORGEOUS, talented, makes me laugh, she's amazingly smart, very spiritual and very mature for her age. I wish when I was in 9th grade that I could have been as cool as Louisa is. She is a beautiful dancer, tennis and piano player. She presents herself with so much poise and grace and will always be our little sis. The list could go on and on of reasons why this girl is so amazing.
Spring is coming! I can smell it in the air and see the world start to come to life slowly outside my window. these are some of the reasons this year why I love spring:
  • Mini Cadbury Eggs
  • New life, new beginnings
  • Resurrection of Christ
  • Flowers and their beautiful colors
  • April General Conference/Family get togethers
  • Brightly colored clothing/No more heavy coats
  • Rolling the windows down and feeling the wind through your hair
  • Healthier body and more motivation
  • Summer is coming closer and closer..
  • Tennis season!!!
  • Rachel AND Christine will both be bringing two beautiful babies into this world
What are your favorite signs/traditions of spring?