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