Monday, October 31, 2011

For Miles

So I am kind of freaking out because the Thrice concert is tomorrow!!! I can't even explain how stoked I am. I am getting off work early and everything! This is one of my favorite songs by them. I actually made my own music to these lyrics for my Music Theory class in high school. Definitely don't remember how it goes at all.
I hope everyone is having just a fantastic and safe Halloween. I believe my night will consist of eating the candy we are supposed to be handing out to trick or treaters, and eating pizza. What a life I say!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkin Makeover

Yesterday Curtis and I finally carved our pumpkins for Halloween! It was quite and adventure and quite a mess. I feel like I have only carved about three pumpkins in my life, so I would say I am slacking in the pumpkin carving art. It was still extremely fun, although I had a few moments of complete frustration with my pumpkin. Haha
Please enjoy our wonderful pumpkins!
I didn't take any pictures during because my hands were covered in pumpkin. Here is the finished product!
This is my crazy boyfriend. No his face does not normally look like that. Haha He did a portrait of Kenny Wormald who is the new Ren MacCormack in Footloose. Footloose is my all time favorite play/musical I guess you could say, so I forced Curtis to go see the new movie with me. Look who is the fan now!
This was the first thing I carved into my pumpkin. I got a huge pumpkin as you can see, so I was able to fit two pictures on here. This was extremely difficult for me for some reason, but at least it makes me laugh. And that black crayon stuff was supposed to come of, but it definitely did not!
This was my second picture. As you can see the two have absolutely nothing to do with each other, but I couldn't make up my mind! This is why I decided to do both instead! This side was very frustrating for me, but I think I like how it turned out. It looks a lot better lit up :)

Well those are the fabulous pumpkins created by Shelby and Curtis. Now I am sitting at home sick, because someone *cough* Curtis *cough* got me sick. Now I get to enjoy a lovely day looking at blogs, and stalking on Facebook. Oh what a wonderful day! Here is what I currently look like in my sick state.

That is a real beauty if I have ever seen one! Haha Hopefully I can feel good enough tomorrow so I can dress up as a hot dog for work. Crossing my fingers...maybe


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Five Fantastic Things

  1. Driving through a pile of leaves and watching them in the rear view mirror.
  2. Making new friends
  3. The new office! ( I plan on posting pictures soon)
  4. The fact that my mom still makes my lunch! Thank you mommy
  5. For some reason just being completely content with life. I have no idea what it is, but I am just happy and it is the most fantastic thing ever!
I have decided that I am really bored with my header. Maybe it is because I don't have one at all! So if anyone would be so sweet as to help me make one it would be much appreciated! I have no idea how to do anything like that. I don't even know how this blog is running. I really have no clue what I am doing haha
I have been in a very creative mind-set recently. I think it is because of my mom, and all her awesome creativity that she has put into her new office. I really just feel like making something! Anyone have any fun DIY projects that are fairly cheap? I really just need to do something!
Today Curtis and I are going to carve us some pumpkins! I am absolutely stoked. Not quite sure what I want to do yet, but I know it will come to me.
Well this is extremely random, but I am in the Marriot Library's cafe right now, and it smells like someone is cooking fish in the smells horrible! I may have to move because it is proving to be a distraction to me.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Picture Perfect

So I just turned in another assignment for my photography class today, and I realized just how hard it is to capture a photo that you see perfectly in your head. This could be due to the fact that when you picture a photo in your head it looks absolutely stunning! haha
This last photo assignment we had to make a list of ten things that make our heart beat faster. I had so many wonderful things in my head, but when I developed my photos.... it was very disappointing. I guess the reason for this is because it is so hard to capture emotion in a photograph. For example, when you go on a hike. You spend hours hiking up to the top of a mountain, and after all the sweating and tears (yes sometimes tears) you look up and there is the most beautiful image you have ever seen. No matter how hard you try, you can't get how beautiful it really is in a picture. That is because it is all about the experience of getting to that point, and everything that leads up to it.
One of the things on my list was holding hands. That is such a simple photograph. It is so hard to get into the photo why that makes my heart beat faster. The photograph can't tell you that I liked this boy for a year before we finally held hands, and when we did it made my heart beat like crazy and my stomach was exploding with butterflies!
I guess this could be due to the fact that it takes about 1/60 of a second to take a picture. Not a lot of time to get much emotion in there! Oh well. Haha What can you do about that?!


Monday, October 24, 2011


I really really really really want to carve a pumpkin!!! Anyone in Utah know a good place to get pumpkins?


I am back! Whoo! My computer unfortunately had an illness known as the virus. Not a very good thing I must say. This is why I have failed to post anything for a week. But it is back and running, and hopefully it is all fixed! I had the most fabulous weekend. Mostly because I got to hang out with my best friend in the entire world Sarah! She has lived in California for most our life, but now she goes to school in Utah and I get to see her a lot more often! It is the best thing in the entire world.
As I took a short break from this thing we call the Internet, I pondered about what I really want this blog to be, and the truth is... I have no idea. I thought I wanted it to be all about fashion, and my personal style, but now that I have started I don't know if that is what I really want anymore. It has proven to be difficult for me. I feel like as I read back on my few posts, this blog really isn't about me. I feel like I got so caught up in what it should be, instead of just expressing myself through it.
So all I have to say is I don't know what this blog will be about anymore. I think I will still try to do the outfit posts, but I want this blog to be about what inspires me. So many things inspire me. I want this to be a place where I can put it down and remember it for a later day that I might need it. I want this to be about my life in college and the friends I make. I want this to be about my relationship, and how it progresses.
Hopefully this change will be one for the better, because I have just realized that it doesn't matter what people think. This is for me.
On that note here is the song that has inspired me this week. Of course it is another Thrice song! Only one more week until the concert!!!!! This weeks song is called The Melting Point Of Wax.
I just love Thrice. Thank you to Curtis for introducing them to me!

I hope whoever reads this blog is ok with the changes. Now you can get a taste of the real me.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Music Box

It is time for my weekly song. This weeks song is by Thrice. I have started to listen to them a lot lately. Probably because I am going to there concert in a couple weeks!!! So stoked!

I love the beginning of this song. It is awesome! Well I have to go for now. School has started again and I have to go to bed now. Later this week I will have to go into great detail about my camping trip over the weekend. There is just to much to write. Haha Such an experience. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Five Fantastic Things

It is time for another refreshing Five Fantastic Things. It is sad. Even though it is fall break, I still feel like I have a million things to do that I am not getting done. I am definitely ready for this post. I am ready for this post every week!

  1. My big fat lab Calvin. He always puts a smile on my face :)
  2. Clean sheets! I need to do this soon haha
  3. Falling asleep when it is cold outside
  4. Going to new places! Like the Leonardo museum that Curtis and I went to. So awesome!
  5. This Pumpkin Pie Milkshake recipe that I got from A Beautiful Mess' blog. I am sooo excited to try it. Curtis and I plan on making it tonight! You have no idea how long I have been waiting for this! haha

Well I hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday! Anyone have any more fun fall recipes to try?

Monday, October 10, 2011


Yay! I have actually done another outfit post. This is so exciting. Except when I went to take pictures one of my neighbors decided to start mowing their lawn so they were just staring at me. Awkward!!

I had such a fun weekend! Curtis planned a surprise date which he just loves to do. It drives me crazy! haha I never know what is going on until we pull up and park! My favorite part was going to the new museum by the Salt Lake City library. It is amazing! It is a Sci+Tech+Art museum. There are so many fun things to do there! I would most definitely recommend it.
I also got to go to lunch with my friend Rachael! It was aweseome! She is so darling. We went to Corner Bakery which I am convinced has the best paninis ever! Sooo delicious.

This week is fall break and it has been soo nice! Except I feel like now that I have all this free time I am missing something. I keep feeling like I am forgetting something to do. Probably getting a role of film done by next Monday! I am excited because I got my film in the mail today. I also got rocket duster thingie to clean my film. It is awesome. Now I don't have to borrow everyone elses.

I think I need to get comfortable taking these pictures so that I can venture out of my backyard. I do not have a big backyard, and I am running out of places. It isn't exactly the most scenic, but that is ok. Not to mention going through our grass is an adventure in itself. We have three dogs. I am guessing you can do the math on the kind of mess that makes. Not very fun I tell ya. haha Oh well. I am deteremined to do more outfit posts this week, and so far so good!
cardigan /UO : : dress, boots, and tights/ mom's closet

So pretty much you can see that the only thing I wore today that was actually mine was my cardigan. I have no idea what I am going to do if I move out. My entire wardrobe is going to vanish. All the little things like belts and shoes! I am not going to know what to do. I guess I need to start collecting good solid pieces for my wardrobe, so that if I happen to move out I won't completetly be lost.
So my all time favorite blog Delightfully Tacky had the most awesome post the other day. She is engaged, so her and her fiance are trying to come up with new traditions for themselves. The first one was going to a pumpkin patch every fall. I absolutely love this idea!! I personally can't remember ever going to a pumpkin patch, so I think it would be a fun tradition to start. Curtis and I are going to go soon, and we are also going to go to a corn maze! I am so excited! Click here if you want to see Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky's darling pictures she took at her first pumpkin patch. So festive!

Now for the song of the week! This week I chose Hurricane by The Hush Sound. I don't know why, but I really feel like this song goes with the weather we have been having. It has been raining pretty much non stop, and pretty chilly. Of course I am absolutely in love with it. I really love The Hush Sound. Curtis introduced me to them a couple years ago and I have been hooked ever since. I hope you enjoy! Is there any music that you think describes the weather?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Five Fantastic Things

Yay! I love these.

  1. Fall Break!!! It is much needed right about now.
  2. Fuzzy socks. I swear they are always so much warmer than regular socks.
  3. Having no homework over fall break. As a freshman in college this concept is completely new to me! Apparently the professors actually want you to have a break! I am used to making a schedule of my insane homework load that was given specifically because there was a break in high school. Oh how I love this change! haha
  4. Cool colored nail polish. It is so nice to look down at my nails and not be disgusted.
  5. New haircuts!!! I just went shorter. Hope to have pictures soon!
Well that is it for this weeks Five Fantastic Things! It is much needed right now considering I am in the middle of finishing a 1500 word essay due tomorrow. Only about 550 more words to go thank goodness! This is what has been consuming me this last week. Much apologies. After this is finished I am free! I can't wait.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Weekly Song (On Tuesday)

Wow! I am a major loser, and I have had absolutely no time to do any posts! I need to pick it up! This week is mid-terms so it is insanely busy. All my teachers are trying to pack in as much as they can before our week long break next week. I will probably have a lot more posts next week because what else am I going to do! My goal is going to be at least five. Hopefully I can at least do that!

So I missed my weekend recap AND my weekly song! So I am going to do both of those today! haha.
I had a very fun weekend! Of course me being me, I totally spaced on the whole camera aspect of it. Sooo no pictures :( so unfortunate! To start of Curtis and I went and saw 50/50! All I can say is this movie was absolutely incredible! I had been waiting to see it for about a month and a half, so I was behond stoked to see it on Friday. All I can say is I want to see it again! It is hilarious for being a movie about cancer. The acting is so incredible! I am just so impressed and in love with it. Definitlely go see it! I say it is worth your money.

So that was my awesome Friday! On Saturday I had a really busy day. I practically spent my entire day at the darkroom trying to develop my film for an assignment that was due in my darkroom photography class today. I am really know good at loading my own film. It serioulsy took me like 15 minutes! I really hope that I can get a bit faster than that. haha

I am sooo excited for our next assignment! We are having more of a focus on the depth of field we use and using a longer shutter speed to capture things in motion. One of the requirements of this assignment is making a list of "10 things that make your heart beat faster." I am having so much fun with this concept! What I love about this project is it is not about going out and trying to find a good picture, but it is creating it in your mind and transfering that onto film. I am so stoked to begin!

Anyway, after my many hours at the darkroom I got to hang out with some girlfriends! It was so awesome. At first we wanted to go to a haunted house. We were supposed to go with a big group, but in the end it only ended up being four of us! haha So while we were standing in line with a bunch of seventh graders, we decided we did not want to pay $20 to go with such a small group. It really isn't as much fun with a small group. Instead we went to Village Inn were I had an incredible meal! They do this thing were you pick for items, and it is only like six bucks! And they are good things like crepes and french toast! I am an absolute sucker for breakfast for dinner! It was so fun to just hang out with girls considering I don't do that very often. Pretty much the entire night consists of luaghing so hard we all start to cry. Such good times!

Now for the weekly song that I forgot to do yesterday! I have composed quite a playlist this week, but the lucky winner this week is Satellite Heart by Anya Marina. I really love this song. The guitar is so pretty. It is kind of funny though. I was driving in my car and I had just listened to this song. I pulled up to a stop light and the car next to me is playing this song! haha Of course I started to sing along to the music that was not in my own car. It was just to tempting! It was just like, "Hey, I know this song!" I just thought that was extremely random and quite a coincidence.