Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I'm really sorry I seem to have fallen of the face of the Earth, but I'm around. I've actually been crafting a lot. So that's what the next few posts will be about.

First up! A shelf.

BFF Katie had this but when she moved back to Seattle she decided to give it a new home with me.

 It's from IKEA so it was very plain. I sanded the entire thing first to get the finish that was on it off, or at least as much of it as I could get.

Then I started to stain. I was too lazy to do it the right way so I really just ended up painting it with the stain.

 It left it with more of an antique-y distressed look which isn't too bad.

I left it like that for a few months and then a couple of weeks ago I decided I wanted to mod podge some fabric onto it so it finally ended up looking like this.
I'm pretty pleased with it.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I'm still alive. I promise. But I no longer have internet which makes updating this a tad bit difficult.

First things first.

I moved. Like out of Provo, but still in Utah. I live all by my lonesome and I freaking love it.

Not the best pictures, especially since I'm blogging from my phone but its a start. Hopefully soon I'll post pictures of the finished product, even though its technically not finished and probably never will be. Ha.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

I have a confession to make.

I took up a new hobby. You may be appalled. You may judge me. But oh well.

Groupon had a fantastic deal on Pole Fitness classes and yep, I signed up!

It may be the hardest workout I've ever done. Even after classes in which I don't feel like I've done much, my body aches in places I didn't know could ache.

My hands are calloused.

My thighs are bruised.

And my shins are destroyed.

But all in all...it's a great time!

That's all you get. Routine videos don't go on the internet.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Forget the fact that I'm no longer in high school. Or that I've graduated college and this activity seems totally appropriate.

Katie and I spent an entire Saturday at the Utah State Fair Park partaking of the Warped Tour.

It was fun/exhausting and hellish hot.

We of course had to sport our Vans.

I mainly just went for Yellowcard and TakingBackSunday.
I freaking love Yellowcard and seeing the live version of MakeDamnSure was fantastic as well.

At the end of the day I had this gnarly tan line to show for it.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Once upon a time I got sent out to Michigan for work.

This was my first time seeing Chicago. Granted it was from the air, but still looked really pretty. Someday I will explore.

 An entire week in Michigan and this is the only photo you get. Sparty and me. Go Green!

It was a good experience and I actually really enjoyed it. Thank you work for giving me a paid vacation, except for the part where I had to go to work.

Monday, May 14, 2012

A week ago, Katie and I went to some garage sales. I found a great mirror I'll maybe blog about later...

We also found this little store in Highland/Alpine (I have a hard time distinguishing where one city begins and the other ends.)

Dear Lizzie is a cute boutique but really expensive.

I loved this lamp, but not $300 worth.

I will totally do this when I have my own house but buy them from D.I. for a fraction of the cost.

 I loved this picture

 and these shoes were really interesting weird, but really plushy and soft

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Before I left the MTC I got this picture frame. They were getting rid of a bunch of old artwork so I scored some sweet frames.

This was way back in November.

At the beginning of February I finally got around to sanding this thing and then it sat around for months.

The weather was finally warm enough this weekend for me to stain it.

so I got to work putting the stain on

 and then wiping it off

When it was finally dry I had to measure out the matting

and viola!
yes I'm a creeper...

I'm quite proud. It was a solid first attempt.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Few things suck worse than seeing pictures of the boy you're in love with and the girl (that's not you) he's happy with.

Pathetic I know. It's been 3 months.

p.s. I promise I'm fine

Monday, May 7, 2012

What does someone who has graduated college, only has a job, and no family or kids, do on a typical weekday night?

Yep, exactly that...only less cute.

Putting down the hammer...we may have gotten into The Avengers a little too much...

I also randomly decided I need a print of Starry Night by Van Gogh in my room

A slurpee is required for late night picture hanging sessions.
Also please notice me actually using one of the 11 green vases I own. 

Last but not least...I finally framed my print of the Dallas Temple

I have accumulated so much stuff

Sunday, May 6, 2012

“There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket - safe, dark, motionless, airless - it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.” 
― C.S. LewisThe Four Loves

I still haven't let go...and I need to.

it's entirely possible to fall in love with someone with whom you are incompatible.

just because you are in love doesn't mean it's going to work out

Friday, May 4, 2012

I'm quite proud of this purchase

Monday, April 30, 2012

I love the Utah desert

and my sister

and all our awkwardness

but mainly our randomness 

and my fear of heights have been reaffirmed. or at least my fear of plunging head first off a cliff

I wish this happened every weekend

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Once upon a time I went to work, a radio station, City Creek mall, and a wedding reception all in one day dressed like this.

I felt fancy and really tired by the end of the day.

15 hours in heels

Who would have ever thought that what once looked like this

would one day look like a girl.
(don't worry guys...I scared myself)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

once upon a time I came home from work and found a leaky pipe and water damaged basement.

why yes I do live in this basement.

I figured out how to get the water shut off, moved all the furniture away from the soggy carpet, and called my landlord.

it hasn't been fun.

the fans were finally taken away...and now I get to rearrange everything

Monday, April 16, 2012

you guys, my voice was transmitted across the radio waves today


because I know who these crazies are

I have a long A commute home from Draper everyday and I'm always usually listening to X96. They have this thing called the "I smart" radio quiz. They give random facts about bands they feature and you guess who they're referring to. I always know the answer, I don't always get through. Until today.

So yay! I won a t-shirt that says "I smart". Maybe someday I'll actually win something cool, but for now I at least know it's possible.

*** Apparently I also won $96 and was qualified for a trip to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Houston***
Let's keep our fingers crossed folks.

I bet they're totally high.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

i went to see a man about a horse today
and it was fantastic

and i'm in love

i would own one if i could

and ride it everywhere

man i was born in the wrong time period