Thursday, June 28, 2012

well well well

I cant even begin to explain how much I'm loving this summer already. Not much has changed for me. My schedule is still the same, its not like I have some glorious break from long days of studying for tests and going to bed early for school the next day. I still wake up at 8:30am and get to work by 10, stand on my feet all the day long until 6pm finally decides to roll around so that I can go home. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my job, but it is definitely hard to sit inside and not get a tan while I watch 20 local kids line up in the parking lot outside the salon, in bathing suits waiting for their Tigers Blood snow cones.. which are divine. If I do say so myself. Anyhoo, although this summer hasn't necessarily meant a whole lot of change for me, I have still found so many things that I am love love lovinggggggg about my life right now. I not only get to wake up every morning in the bed next to one of my most favorite people, Haleigh Williams. But I also get to come home to her everyday... When she decides to be there ;). I also love sitting on my balcony and writing in my journal. Its not too often that I get to do so, and its even such a new habit for me that I am constantly putting off for other things, but when I actually get myself to do it, I LOVE IT! Its so nice to go back and read some things that I am experiencing at this time in my life. I have never kept up a journal religiously so I have never noticed how many things I actually forget! How many little tender mercies that I experience throughout the day that completely leave my brain the second that I wake up the next morning. I am starting to really enjoy spending time by myself. I'm probably, most definitely turning into a bit of a hermit or an anti-social awkward loser, whichever one you prefer but I mean, its fine. I never knew it was possible for me to become even more of a clean freak than I was before, but I find myself cleaning allll the time. If I have any second to spare while I'm at home, not writing in my journal on the balcony or enjoying very quality with myself, I start to clean! It is really starting to worry me actually, because I can feel myself turning into my mother. Which is not a bad thing whatsoever, but you know how when you're little you hear "horror stories" about woman that get married or move out and realize that they turned into their mother and it was just terrible? I don't think of it in that way, my mom is the cool mom. So I wouldn't mind turning into her. The fourth of July is this next week and I can hardly believe it! I was remembering the other day what I was doing last year around this time and its almost hilarious how much my life has changed. I don't want to say that I am in a better place than I was back then, buuut I'm definitely in a much MUCH better place than I was a year ago. I have learned so much about myself in the last few months. I wrote a post a while back at the beginning of the year about how I knew something good was about to come, and I can feel it right around the corner. Its like 'the headlights of the car are coming up the street and I can see them shining through the front window of the house' sort of idea. My testimony is probably the strongest it has ever been. I am so grateful for each and everything in my life, good and bad, past and present. I get to go home in a week and spend two whole weeks with my awesome awesome family! The few of you that actually read this know how obsessed I am with my family, because I say it all the time.. Which reminds me, TANNER BOYES YOU COME HOME IN 2O DAYS!!!! I cannot wait to see your perfect smiling face walk down that escalator!!!-

If Tanner is coming home, you know that means some major family bonding, way too much laughing and teasing and so much yummy food! As soon as the 4th of July passes, you can bet that I will be counting down the days. Which works out perfectly because then I will only have four more. I'm not quite sure why I had so much to say, or why I even wrote these specific things..  I am just way too happy these days and I wouldn't change a thing! Here's a few thoughts and simple pleasures I have enjoyed recently..


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

oh umm hi..

Well friends. Its been way too long. I don't even know where to begin.
Summer is finally here! and I am beyond excited about that. Obviously.
Haleigh moves in in two days and I can barely contain my excitement.
I couldn't be happier with my job, although I'm feeling an itch to start something different.
I have no idea what it will be yet, or how I will find the time to add anything to my life right now,
but we. shall. see.
I have 3 small goals for this summer.
1. Get tan. duh.
2. Have way too much fun.
3. Update this dang blog.
Shouldn't be too hard.

My parents snuck off and went to Europe for 10 days. So we're not on speaking terms with them at the moment. Literally.

All my cute roomies are leaving me and moving out.
Pros: New Roommates!
Cons: New Roommates!
4 new girls? Always interesting. We shall see.

I got long hair and I really don't care!

Here's a few pics from the past few weeeeeeks

Sorry they're so itty bitty!

Okay so confession: My new favorite thing to do is watch 'The Vampire Diaries' on Netflix.
 Kind of embarrassing right? That's what I thought too, until I watched one episode and got HOOKED! Don't be so quick to judge until you watch this show, okay? Because oh my gosh, let me tell you. Its good! I don't even care how ridiculous I sound when I'm talking about vampires, werewolves and witches. oh and ghosts now too. Yep. Crazy right? So addicted.

love you all! xo

Saturday, April 7, 2012


I'm not quite sure where this new obsession came from, or when. Or who even sparked this new interest. But I have a new found weakness for anything 'stache. And when I say weakness, I mean WEAKNESS. For anybody that knows me, they know that this is especially odd considering I am a hair stylist and am very picky and embarassing-ly critical when it comes to others hair and even facial hair "image". However, lately I just love this new style of bow ties and suspenders with a little bit of mustache to top it off. I honestly, am just as confused as you are. Who likes mustaches?! Really. Oh wait, I guess I do. And who is so bummed that Mustache March is over? Oh, me again. Maybe its a phase. Nobody knows. But its more than welcome to stay and make it self right at home. Because I'm lovin' the mysteriousness of the 'stache. 

P.S. I'm writing this post from my dads new desktop computer.
so good to be back. 
sorry that the only time I update this, seems to be when I come home.
I promise to try to be better.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Sorry I have abandoned you all.
and when I say "all" i mean the hundreds of you that I pretend actually read this.
Lots and lots of exciting things have been happening the past few weeks!

I officially work in a Salon! woo.
as well as the same job that I had before.. pullin' 50 hour weeks.
its a good time.
Its called Robert Cole Salon and I get to work with some of my favorite girls that I went to school with.
So it makes getting up every morning so much easier.

-if you would like to make an appointment, you can do it online!-
Stephanie, you're the best at doing hair.

My BFF/most favorite person/lover/cutest girl ever is moving to Utah in 2 and a half months!!!
&& she will be my roommate. I. CANNOT. WAIT.
Haleigh Williams get your butt here now!

p.s. I'm at work as we speak.. I'm here more than I'm at home.
Gots to go! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Ugh. I never realized how much I loved California until I moved away..
So I take every possible chance that I get, to go back.
..even if its for 2 and a half days.
The SHORTEST two and a half days that ever did pass.

Bo, Bow, Beau, Boo.
He is my best friend.
I DO NOT care what anyone says..
We are the absolute best of friends.
& that is all.

The poor thing had never been to Disneyland..
in his entire 37 years of living.
So you know I showed him around.

..and no California trip is complete without lunch with my babys.
No matter how short the visit, they always make it worth while.

OH! and CONGRATS to my baby girl Jess!!
She got married this week and her ring ceremony was in Corona this weekend.
(The reason for the quickie trip)
So happy for you!!! Brady is such a lucky guy! 
Love you both.

..i wish i had more pictures. 
I guess I was just too busy taking advantage of the good weather!
Did I mention how bad it sucks being back in Utah?

I take that back. Its not that bad... ;)


Wednesday, February 8, 2012



im loving my job lately.
..and by loving i mean im not hating it as much.
my roommates are probably better than yours.. and more fun.
im going home for 2 and half days next week! woo!
mumford&sons pandora playlist has been killin it this week.
i went to the BYU library for the first time yesterday and man! is it quiet in there?
the windshield wipers are broken on my car.. and it randomly rains a little everyday lately.
almond butter&raspberry jelly sandwich is on the daily menu.. with an occasional oreo.
blah blah blahhhhhh

&& for the big news.. are you ready?

ive spotted a salon. im obsessed and i cant wait to apply. 
just waiting for the perfect moment. 
ill do it. dont worry.

oh and.. my best friend/cousin is ENGAGED!!!

so glad you picked her Dill :)

okay. now back to studying i go.
love you all.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

dear boys,

you suck.

all i really want to do is build a fort in my room,
with blankets and candles and popcorn&hot chocolate..
and watch a movie.

wanna come?