{B}aubles and {B}angles

So this may seem kind of random but I have wanted to do something like this for awhile. Every so often I just want to talk about fashions, fabulous finds, and all of its goodness. I don't want to limit it to just fashion either, books, decorating, recipies, entertainment, don't be shy. Just a place to celebrate style and I want to know what you gals love too. Just something to look forward to in the New Year.



Merry Christmas! As usual I was the first one up, but it's funny as you get older, the day is just kinda chill and I love it. My mom and I made a yummy breakfast which included mormon muffins; I can't wait for Christmas dinner tonight though. I got a Cricut, I have been wanting one since they first came out. They are the coolest thing to enter a scrapbookers world!!! I absoutely love it and I also got some cute cartridges to go with it. I also got some Alfred Hitchcock movies and an absolutely darling coat. For our family gift we got a Wii and we were pretty stoked about that for sure. Happy Holidays and may your New Years wishes come true.



All {Wrapped} Up

It's Christmas Eve and I can't believe it's here already! I think this will be one of the many memorable Christmas' that I have had. So many good things have happened this week that I will cherish. I have spent Christmas Eve with my adorable family. I did some last minute Christmas shopping this morning, and it was insane. Then we made some homemade soups and had some great conversation with my family, they crack me up and watching A Garfield's Christmas! I will definitely blog about Christmas Day tomorrow....aaahhh!!! Hope you have a cozy night with visions of sugar plums dancing:) Best Wishes!



{Rosy} Cheeks

Last night I got together with three of my best friends, Cambria Cassie and Andee, to celebrate a litte Christmas cheer. We went to Happy Sumo at the Gateway and mmmmm...good, sushi always brings us together! It was so great to catch up and laugh non-stop about the most random things. We went to Urban Outfitters, a top 5 favorite store of mine, and the girls made me blush a little too much....I'm not going to elaborate on that;) I absolutely adore these girls to pieces, they have been there even when I didn't think I needed a lift, they put a smile on my face. Here is a little shout out to you crazy kids and the kindness and love you have continually shown me, I will be forever grateful for you.



Stay {Classy} San Diego

I absolutely adore California, so I totally jumped at the opportunity to go with some girls from my singles ward. We left early early early on Friday all packed and ready to hit the road with Lola, the GPS system, and the awesome blossom mix thanks to Marcos! We made our first stop in St. George where we had the best smoothies at The Orange Peel. The guy that made our smoothies was super smiley, it was great. We hit the road again and made it through Vegas, I do not recommend driving through there, it was insane. We were approaching the border control of California where they check to make sure you don't bring fruit into the state. Hayli was driving at this point and eating an apple when we came the border control man, he asked if we had any fruit and she kindly handed him the half eaten apple. I don't think he knew how to react to that but he asked if we had anything else and she held up our bag of oranges, but to our suprise he let us keep them because they were sunkist, YAY, and we went along our merry way! We wanted to go to the San Diego temple to do baptisms, so we decided to go straight there, instead of dropping our stuff off at Casey and Sarah's relatives. So we were changing in the car and trying to freshen up the best we could after being in the car for 12 hours. We put the address in the GPS but Lola took us somewhere else, San Diego State University, yeah not thrilled at this point. After parking on the sidewalk and trying to keep our cool we made it. It is such a gorgeous temple and a awesome experience to do baptisms there. Casey and I wanted to go look at the sealing rooms while the others went to the car, so we asked and they said we could at the front desk so we went along upstairs but the temple workers up there in a ever so loving way kicked us out! We went and took some fun pictures outside and had dinner in the temple cafeteria. We headed to where we were staying and we were driving around in the neighborhood thinking we found their house, we went to the door and...oops wrong house. We finally made it though and it felt so good to sleep. Casey and Sarah's Uncle Craig, however, liked to talk to us for long periods of time, it was hillarious, one morning he graced Hayli with a song, it even had her name in it. So Saturday we went to the beach and oh it felt so good. There were surfers everywhere, it was like a soup of hot men. We played some volleyball and soccer on the beach and went and played in the water, we couldn't have asked for a better day. After cleaning all the salt water off and changing we went walking along the beach and they have the best climbing trees, so we took advantage of that, and there were the cutest shops in la jolla, then we went and watched the sea lions veg out. After that we drove to old town and had dinner the best mexican restaraunt, I forgot how to spell it so I won't butcher it. After dinner, we were driving around looking for this house that has made the nations number one pick for Christmas decorations. Oh my goodness, it was insane, he had it programmed to music and he had a snow machine, and it's just this guy and his wife that have been doing it for years. It brought joy to our little hearts!!! We decided to go get snacks for the drive home so we hit up Walmart and found the best deal ever, $8 dollar coats, and they were cute too, we spent a good 45 minutes deciding what color we each wanted but walked away feelin good. Sunday morning approached us, we went to sacrament meeting and then headed back to the house to pack and we were so not looking forward to getting back in the van so we did some yoga and toe touching contests. We made it home safely and it was so so so great to spend time with the funniest people ever!!!!



Into the {Twilight}

Yes!!! The day finally came to see the movie twilight and the anticipation was killing me all day:) I went to the midnight showing at the Gateway with my friends Danielle and Cambria and every other girl in Utah, it was absolutely crazy at the theater. This girl that bought our tickets was so thoughtful and creative, she made us these bags full of cute items from the movie with quotes on them and she even gave us the soundtrack; it was so cute of her. I absolutely loved the movie though, I thought it was dazzling and cheesy. I will be honest there were a few parts where I laughed until I was crying but it was a good cheesy for sure. I would recommend it and if you need someone to go with you I will be there!!!



{little} Baby Shower

On Wednesday my Relief Society threw a suprise baby shower for our bishop's wife and oh what fun!!! Everything we did was centered around little stuff, so our food, dishes, even favors were little. It was so gosh darn cute, especially the little saltine crackers that we found, oh it was so adorable. She received some way cute gifts too including this absolutely gorgeous blanket that one of the girls' mom made. We were so excited to do this for her because her and her husband do so much and they deserve the very best and we love them so much!




I have a odd obsession with aprons, I love to collect them and I can't get enough! If there was ever a store that had my name all over it, it would be anthropologie, and they have the most adorable aprons. These are some of my favorites from anthropologie.



{One Republic} {The Spill Canvas} {Augustana} {The Hush Sound}

I have been looking forward to this concert for a few months now and the day finally came!!! I am not the biggest fan of One Republic, I can only hear "It's too late to apologize" so many times, but they put on a good show. I went for the three opening bands, The Spill Canvas, Augustana, and The Hush Sound. I was so disappointed to find out that Augustana would not be there, because one of the band members fell off the stage from a previous show:( The Spill Canvas and The Hush Sound were way awesome though! If you have never heard of The Hush Sound I highly recommend them, 'Lighthouse' is my favorite song, they remind of pure romance, and they totally rock live. I fell in love with the stage though, there were huge long curtains draped in deep red and throughout the show the light would hit it a certain way and they would turn magenta and deep orange. There was also lamps scattered around with rugs and a three tier chandelier, I loved it.

My camera was being stubborn, so it's a bit blurry

Em and I rockin it out



{Addicted} to Scrapbooking

So my friend Danielle introduced me to a delightful website, www.scrapblog.com!!! Yeah it's pretty much the best thing ever and you should definitely check it out. It is so easy to use and it's FREE, yeah I said it, FREE! Here are a couple of pages I did recently:



A {Thrilling} Weekend

I had an awesome Saturday where I got to spend time with some of my best friends. It all started with a rockin bridal shower for Cassie. We had it at the Mtn. Green Fire Station and had the best chicken salad sandwiches ever. It was so fun to be with friends that I haven't seen since high school. Cassie's gifts were hilarious, we all had the non-stop giggles, everyone was so creative, but she got some way cute nighties. Later that night, it was girls night out and we went to see Thriller at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake. This has been a tradition for five years now and I love it. When you walk up to the theater, there are people dressed like zombies and they walk around scaring people. So many people were freaking out because they would sneak up behind you and just invade your personal bubble. After Thriller we went to the Pie Pizzeria and ordered the largest pizza from our new friend Jeff, the pizza was gross looking but not too shabby to the taste buds. While there I totally stepped out of my comfort zone. There was this flipping hot guy sitting at the table next to us, and my friend Sigrid dared me to buy him a Mountain Dew and send it to his table. After a lot of convincing from the rest of the girls, I did. We have never laughed so hard but he totally didn't do anything...hmmmm. Random note but for some reason my outfits were rockin it grandma style, butterflies and florals, vintage is in...right?
Here are some pics of all the craziness:

Visual of how the whole night was

After the show

Scary zombie chick

I totally gave her that apron

The cutest nightie


{S}haring {S}isters

I had the cutest acts of kindness happen to me over that last few days. I was just chilling at my house and I heard the doorbell ring and I go to the door and no one was there. To my suprise, some sweet little chick-a-boo left a cute little halloween bowl filled with treats and super fun post it notes and a sweet note from my "secret friend." I was so touched and way excited that someone just randomly did something like that for me. Then on monday my visiting teachers dropped off a plate of cookies, which totally rocked by the way, and a note of love. I feel so lucky and I just want to share the love!!!


About a {Girl}

I finally did it, I started a blog and I'm thrilled to pieces! I'm excited to share the random moments in my life and I promise to keep up. To start off here is a little about what has been happening in my world of whimsy. I graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelors degree in Sales and Fashion Merchandisng and I currently am a assistant clothing/gift buyer at Weber State. I am living in Mountain Green and counting my blessings every day. I'm just loving life and the people that I'm surrounded with.