Mar 30, 2014

celfie sunday

because sundays are much better spent with those you love. 
and although i have quite enjoyed the peace and quiet, i'm grateful this solo-weekend has almost come to an end.

and other good news, in one week we get general conference and my sweet mamma's birthday :)

Mar 24, 2014

life lately //

according to the iPhone pics.

trying new treats//seeing old friends//GETTING READY//random funny surprises//trying to get fit//and eating healthy//vintage fairs//school work//pretty nails//I'd personally like to thank the genius who invented these fabulous hair ties… they have completed my life (because normal hair-ties were always just too ugly to wear on my wrist)//loving and missing this handsome boy//italy preperation.

// my little heart is so full of happiness today! 
Not because of any thing spectacular that just happened, but just because realizing that every day we are alive IS spectacular. so much time, i'll spend it wishing i was skinnier, smarter, richer, creative-er, when really we can always find love for just being who we are and for trying our very bestest. (we just gotta look in the right place)
Plus when the sun is shining, it's always easier to have a happy heart. 

this seems to be my daily realization and i kick myself for keep having to RE-realize it. gosh jess. 

happy monday! 

also, i have a really cool cousin. and even though we definitely aren't as close we used to be when we were 6 and would run around playing kiss-tag, and play make-believe pretending we were on survivor, or teaching me how to roller blade, i still sure do look a heck a lot up to him. and he'd probably be shocked to know i even do, or quote him so often in this little space. but here's his latest. (talking about his friend who recently passed.) his outlook on life is just prime.

All I can think about is Edson. I love that guy, and have awesome memories of staying up with him all night and talking about goofy things and calling him when my truck got a boot at 3 in the morning. He was an incredible friend. Kind to EVERYONE and wanted nothing but the best for those around him. Not being able to see him in this beautiful mortal existence breaks my heart, but I know that there are amazing things in store for him in the next life. Health, happiness, and friends. I can’t wait to kick it with him in the eternity’s. This life is so precious and so short, so we have to cling to it, but all truly is well. He’s headed somewhere great.

Mar 21, 2014

sunny st george

reminiscing because spring break was
and too short. 

but it's the weekend again, so i think i can survive until my next little visit to my home-away-from-home.Happy Friday!  

Mar 20, 2014


there couldn't have been a more perfect day to kick off spring!
happy equinox to you all.
 and HELLO to my favorite season!! 
(disclaimer: i say that about them all)
As if on cue, the weather has been toooo pretty today. 
(I'm talkin nap-in-a-hammock worthy weather) 
Now all we need is that pretty pattern on my leggings to start lining the sidewalks. 
and i? am one happy girl. 

^ps… this babe? totally rocking these over-alls that are making a come-back :)^

Mar 19, 2014

happy birthday sister friend

happy birthday sister jenni smoot!!

because this girl turns 20 today and… lesbihonest. ;)
Jenni is one of those girls who is everyones friend. i mean it. everyone and their dog.
(she'll probably have like 23423 bridesmaids)

but it's because of her sweet, sincere, and outgoing personality that attracts SO many people to her.
i'm lucky enough to have wound up going over to her house one sunny day in 8th grade and its been ongoing adventures and laughs ever since. 

so happy twentieth!! and I know that you are blessing those californian lives with your charismatic sweetness and contagious enthusiasm for life and the gospel. :) 

and i guess i miss you lots so i made a collage of a billion of our adventures so i could just miss you more!! 

"Girl, I love you! & don't get too Flustered today cause it should hella be sick!" 
-as jenn dog would say

PS… target is a lifesaver for care packages, among other things. 

Mar 10, 2014

towards the light

ok ok… i know this is normal and totally not that exciting that flowers "lean towards the light" but still please admit how caaaauuuteee these tulips are, maybe it's cause they are being so dramatic with "leaning" but the simplest things will never cease to amaze me (i hope.)

and speaking of leaning towards light…. hello spring break! 
much needed week that i already know is going to go by too fast.

but lets all enjoy it while we can, fit in some spring cleaning, get a little sun kissed, and stay calm because spring break = half way through the semester.

ps… if you're like me and you like treats and are craving something fresh and sweet.. these lemon brownies are your guy.

also speaking of leaning towards the light… i loved the first presidency message this month.

the "Teaching From This Message" section nails it.

XOXO and happy spring breaking! 

Mar 3, 2014


"God is eagerly WAITING FOR THE CHANCE to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as he always has. But he can't if you don't PRAY and he can't if you don't DREAM. In short, he can't if you don't BELIEVE." 

-Jeffery R. Holland

^^ The Sunday walk resulted in my over obsession with these bright yellow branches that I found scattered below *our tree* ^^

Mar 1, 2014

crème de la crème

"cream of the crop"


best of the best.

and here's to making the best of the best!! of all situations. . . and in particularly to these next 100 days! 
cause thats all i've got left of this huge journey that lately is seeming like it has just been a mini one… amazing how perspective can change! 

So here's to a positive attitude, working hard, giving life my all, :) 
Cause no matter how life turns or what happens, i'll never get this time back! but then again, thats how every day of our life is. So choose to be happy, right?
(ps i'm not perfect, this is more like motivational speaking to myself which is a heck of a lot easier said than done.)

but regardless… 
I'm going to try to make the best of the best and live each day acting like I KNOW how blessed i am to actually be living this life. :) 

happy saturday,
and happy march!