Monday, August 30, 2010

deal or no deal?

i really like watching this show. i don't really know why. i like it so much that i have even played it online and on a little hand held game.

we watch it practically every night. it's a tradition.

i want to be on this show. i might just audition someday.
it just looks so much fun.

i am so indecisive that it would take me forever to decide what to do.

maybe, just maybe i will be on deal or no deal.

wouldn't that be cool?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

are you a settler?

settlers of catan is by far my favorite board game.

it is a resource management game.

i think i could play it all the time and not get bored.

oh wait, i already do play it all the time.

plus, the last four times we have played the original settlers of catan, not cities and knights, i have won.

just in case you are wondering, i'm really competitive.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

i'm a gleek.

these are pictures from my senior year of show choir:

so right now i am watching glee with my mom.

it reminds me of when i was in show choir in high school. those were some good times.
big hair.
lip stick.
high heels.
bus rides.

i miss it. i loved preforming. i loved competing. i loved developing the show choir family and creating friendships.

being a member of rhythm in red was one of the high lights of my high school experience.

so, now.. i'm a gleek.

i love glee. i don't like all of the story lines, but i love the music. they are great performers and i am happy that it shines a good light on show choir.

oh yeah... and fin is pretty cute too.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

summer 2010 zumba session ended today.

today i taught my last two classes of zumba for the summer. boy will i miss everyone! i will miss it. period. i will miss the drive to elk point, sweating like crazy in the taekwondo club, and seeing everyone's smiling faces.

letter to my zumba friends:

thank you for coming to class with a smile. thank you for having fun and doing so many squats. thank you for forgiving me so quickly when i made mistakes. thank you for inspiring me to not only work harder, but to be a better person. i admire you all. i want you to know something very important. i want you to know that you really can reach your goals and exercising really can be fun. fall in love with your body and embrace it. know that i will miss you very, very much.

see you in november!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

where did the summer go?

today i woke up at 7:35 am.
the weather was cold this morning. it felt like back to school weather.. the morning chill was nostalgic.
helping me reminisce my days as a k-12 student.
it seems like i have been getting up earlier and earlier everyday. maybe my body is getting ready for school to start.

it seems surreal.

tomorrow shouldn't be my last day to teach zumba for the summer.
no, no way.
i just started.
how did this come so quick?
it seems like i just came home.
like i shouldn't be leaving in 6 days.

but i have been here since april.
i have been home for five months and taught zumba for four months.
i love being home.
i love having a job and having the opportunity to run my own business.

but i need to go back to school.
i need to pursue my education.
i have opportunities waiting for me in idaho.

this is just my least favorite week of the summer. it's the "see you later week"
it always breaks my heart to leave.
it brings me to tears when i leave my family. i just grow to depend on being with them everyday. they're my best friends.

where did the summer go?

Monday, August 23, 2010

oh it is love.

this is my friend anna.
we have been friends for a very long time.
she has the ability to make me laugh like no one else.
she is a role model to me and i respect and look up to her very much.
(that doesn't mean you're taller)


how cool is that? i am so excited for her and i love her so very much. tom is a very special guy and he makes anna oh so very happy. they are going to have a beautiful life together.

ps: i was waking up this morning i remembered: I DIDN'T WRITE ON MY BLOG YESTERDAY! ahhhh!! sorry... i make mistakes.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

river boat days and avatar

this morning i went to yankton, south dakota with a friend. we went to river boat days... well we didn't actually go down to the festivities on the river, but we were at the parade and boy was it hot! it was great fun though.

today.. i also watch avatar for the first time. WOW. that's all i am going to saw. WOW. that movie blew my mind. it was crazy! the movie was beautiful. i loved it. i want to watch it again.
this is me giving avatar two thumbs up.

Friday, August 20, 2010

hair dyed.

i got my hairs dyed. you see.. i have natural ash blonde hair and i'm not a big fan of hair that looks like mouse fur so i typically dye it.
well i went to elk point, which reminds me of a real life stars hallow (gilmore girls), today to get it done. my friend katie dyed my hair and i like it. i hadn't gotten it dyed since march so.. my roots were looking a little terrible.
it was a pretty fun experience. their hair salon was like the place to be in elk point. the talk of the town was the cement that was laid on the main street. it's been under construction for a good portion of the spring/summer and cement was finally getting laid! boy was it exciting.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

mod podge take two.

so i found these glass storage containers at the local consignment shop, New 2 You, and i loved them. i wanted to make them my own so i decided to mod podge the lids. it was a pretty easy project and i had a lot of fun making them. i'm guessing the entire cost of the project was about $5.00. the four containers were the most expensive at $0.82 a piece (they were half price).

enjoy and good luck on your projects!

there is purple paint on the brush because i was having a hard time getting the right circle size. i decided to paint the top of the lid and make a stamp out of it and stamp it on the paper.
it worked!!

index cards, fruit snacks, chocolate, juices.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

recipe hunting.

today i found the joy of it was introduce to me by one of my relatives, toy, last year. i was looking up recipes that i would consider cooking while i am away at school and i was having so much fun.

you can sign up for an account and then if you like a recipe you can "add it to your recipe box". i found that super convenient. i plan on printing them all out later and putting them in a binder similar to toy's.

the website is super fun and easy to use too. it is categorized into a lot of different categories and their recipes include user ratings... which i think is a definite plus.

today my ipod was lost for a good portion of the day. it was lost long enough for me to cancel my evening zumba class. (i apologize). my brother found it though, so that is good.

i also created some super fabulous storage containers today. the project included some mod podge, scrapbook paper, and a foam brush and was completed for about $5.00.

i bet you can't wait 'til tomorrow's post.

picture: taken about 2 minutes before i began writing this post. i am laying in my bed with a tummy full of chocolate chip ice cream. hmm.. i kind of feel sick.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


day one: breakfast.

what is your favorite breakfast? i am a cereal or granola bar with a yogurt kind of girl.

sometimes i will cook some eggs and toast, but that's usually not an everyday thing.

i definitely am not a fan of fast food breakfasts. they are just so greasy and they usually leave me feeling sick instead of energized.

sometimes i like eating leftovers from the night before for breakfast.

leftover pizza is so delicious. i love eating pizza for breakfast.

one of my favorite cereals is shredded wheat. i love shredded wheat... or mini wheats.

in my picture i am holding up my favorite bowl. i got in my senior year of high school when i went with my show choir to minneapolis, minnesota for a competition. my friends and i went into the disney store at the mall of america (i'm actually not a big fan of the mall of america) and we both bought these bowls. she got a mickey mouse bowl and i got alice and wonderland. i absolutely love it.

the cereal is chocolate mini wheats little bites. they are actually really good and i would recommend them. they kind of taste like little oreos.

mmm... breakfast.

Monday, August 16, 2010


i am going to try a 365 day challenge. this challenge will include the following:

1 picture daily.
1 post daily.

i need something that will keep me blogging and i think a challenge is a good incentive.

i think i can do it.

it starts tomorrow.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

today was really special.

today was a very special day for me. very, very special.

i am so grateful for the Lord's direction in our lives. i am grateful for the Spirit that calms, strengthens, and protects us. i am grateful for that still small voice that says, "you're going to be okay." i am grateful for our Savior Jesus Christ who atones for our sins; my sins.

today my heart is full of gratitude for the blessings i have been given.

i am grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


praying is one of the most powerful things you can do. pray often.. and your prayers will be answered. they may not be answered in a recognizable way, but they will be answered. i promise you your Father in Heaven cares so much about you. know matter who you are. turn to him in your time of trial and grief and he will guide you.

turn to the Savior, he will make your burdens light. he will give you strength and comfort.

today, today was a really special day for me... and i just want you all to know that the Gospel is true.. and the men in this video have been called of God.

Friday, August 13, 2010

baldy with an earring

sometimes i get really angry and frustrated with myself. i get so frustrated that it took me so long to figure out what i wanted to major in. i get so frustrated that it will take me a while longer to get done with school than everyone else my age. sometimes i just want to cry thinking about it. let me tell you how many times i changed my major:

freshman year:
major one: nursing
major two: family and consumer sciences.
sophomore year:
major three: interior design
major four: education
junior year:
i finally decided that i was just going to find out what i wanted and decided on health science.
senior year:
major five: health science

so here i am.. with a whole lot of schooling left and really frustrated.

one time:
i was flying home for thanksgiving and i was sitting next to this guy and girl. i told them i was a college student and i was a junior and that i didn't really know what i wanted yet. the guy was so quick to reply. "so are you going to school for your mom and dad? are you a career student?" ugh.
i was so mad.
he went on to tell us about his $3,000 treadmill.. and how he didn't graduate from college... and how he owns his own business.
whatever baldy with an earring. thanks for making me feel bad.

i wish i could tell him that i started my own business at 21 years old and i DO plan on graduating from college.

yah, i know.. i'm not going to graduate from college in four years.
i am aware, but i am still going to graduate.

when i get to rexburg i am going to talk to my advisor. i want to get done as soon as possible.

right now i am registered for 18 credits.

that shows you how motivated i am to get done with school.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

shark week.

so.. sharks are really, really, scary.

Monday, August 2, 2010

mod podge.

yesterday i took on my first mod podge project. i transformed a :
into this:

i kind of like it.