Wednesday, December 29, 2010

whip myhair

he told me
"i love you more than the whole sky"
after i had told him
"i love you more than m&ms"
my little river dude makes everything so much better.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

christmas came early

my best friend annie got engaged yesterday!
yes. engaged.
i couldn't be happier for her and her sweet man mike.

annie with a ring is my fav because..

she has the most contagious laugh and will order dominos with me at midnight.
she is the best listener i know and has the softest heart.
she is kind to everyone, no matter their situation. [amazzing with grandpas and those with special needs]
she will be the best mom because she gave her soul to the tinsleys
she is the greatest example to me. always.

westview hasn't been the same since she left. but i'm so glad she's still my best friend, and i cannot wait to see this beautiful bride on her beautiful day!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


i feel like most of these amazing pictures have the excuse that they were before modern times. like when we couldn't fast-forward through tv commercials and in and out was only in california.
but this last one [KNEEEES] was taken only a year ago. seriously? how. pleasetellme

thank you awkwardfamilyphotos for
increasing my fear of bubbles,
red turtlenecks and/or overalls,
bowling balls, and cameras.

name some good transformers.

i just finished watching my 6th episode of fridaynightlights. there goes my christmas break [thank you nbc]

i should be online looking for jobs everyday. because in 4 months i'm officially life-less. [still hoping santa will just bring me one]

instead i'm crying at my computer laughing so hard. in my room. with no lights on. alone. at 2 in the morning.

i'm a winner.

*seriously though, i dare anyone to spend five minutes on the site and not laughoutloud thinking of their own mom and pops.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

dc fool.

finals are over. i can't even believe it.

but more importantly, i discovered the byu library this week!
i call it the libre. even though technically that doesnt mean library- but seriously?? looks way cool, and makes me feel cultured, so whatev.

i have discovered that the libre is the perfect place for...
side hugs, awkward encounters, ipod playlists, jolly ranchers, impromptu facebook videos, footsie dates, pranks, and of course, procrastination.

i think im in love?

ps- i haven't gone grocery shopping since November 4th. that is a fact. i just checked my bill.
do you know what this means? a lot of dry cereal and several midnight wendy's runs.

pps- for my history of creativity final they had us draw buildings of romanesque and gothic styled architecture. i laughed out loud when i looked at my gothic one and staring back at me was the freaking salt lake temple. good heavens, i deserved that C in 7th grade art.

Monday, December 13, 2010

it's official

have you ever seen anything so perfect?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


maybe this is a wedding band. and maybe it is most definitely on my christmas list.
the ring
not the wedding
but i want it so much i've convinced myself i neeeeddd it.

at this point, i'm quite certain my hand won't function without it.

it's so thin it almost looks like thread. which is exactly what i would kill for.
gold thread. on my finger. that never tears.

and they say you can't buy love? me and these 22 karats beg to differ.

Friday, December 3, 2010

skies go by.

i'm listening to my itunes library.
i'm reading my tumblr's.
i'm chatting on facebook.
i'm doing homework.
i'm emailing.
i'm blogging.

i'm on a plane headed to ny.
google chrome gave me the best present of free in-flight internet.
google can give me everything it seems.
i hope that corporate empire never ends.


Sunday, November 28, 2010


gotta love taking the christmas card photos.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

turkey love.

this year i had my favorite thanksgiving.
maybe its because now that the family is spread apart, it's so much better when we cometogether..
or maybe it's because i got a balance bracelet.

..put a 12 foot inflatable santa in the yard during a blizzard warning to prank the mother. check.
..stay up till two making doughnuts into turkeys [aka being martha stewarts moral support/slave] check.
..see a mexican pull out a knife in walmarts DVD section on black friday. check.
..laugh so hard i cry during a michael jackson tribute that turns out to be a childrens dance recital. check. melted m&m's while the byu game eats my heart. check.
..make angry birds and modern family habitual. check.
..wish it would never end. check.

a groundbreaking

new plan.
every sunday i'm going to take a picture of myself.
that way i wont be in my weekly predicament, crossing my fingers, putting on a skirt i'm pretty sure i didn't wear last week...but your guess is as good as mine.
6 days of my life may as well be 6 years.

so just to make up for last week [prior to my genius idea]...

glitter tights.
black dress.
grey pumps.
green scarf.
are a NO.GO. tomorrow

whatever will i do when i have real problems to deal with?

Monday, November 22, 2010

hp happened

it happened twice in 14 hours actually. ridiculous? some might say yes.
i am one of those someones.

a group of 20 of us [it should probably be mentioned none of us were under 20] dressed up and had a harry potter themed dinner *i made some straight up legit butter beer i might add. we then sat in the theater for hours and hours through too many ridiculous previews before we reached our 2 1/2 hours of pure bliss. i laughed, i cried, i drank my weight in caffeine so i wouldn't blink for too long and then i did it all over again after a short 'nap'
of a nights sleep.

hp happened and i cannot wait for it to happen again.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


i have so many people in my life who make me feel invaluable.

i want to be someone like that- someone who makes people realize their potential and feel invaluable.

because everyone is invaluable. and we're all amazing.
and little reminders of that make us feel less. scared.

Monday, November 15, 2010

monday maybes

today was one of those days... i'm now wondering why i wore socks with sperry's and an old sweatshirt no one will claim from home.

maybe i want a puppy. maybe i'm addicted to diet coke. maybe i need to channel my efforts to taking care of somebody other than myself. maybe i'll stop going to zupas. maybe i'll bust out my running shoes. maybe i'll last till thanksgiving break. maybe i'll start a tumblr.

mondays are always filled with maybes

[...and history of creativity, which is honestly the death of me]

Friday, November 12, 2010


today i was told an 'omen' that good things are going to happen to me.
k cool.
hurry up omen.

today i read this and took a deep breath, "God has designed this mortal existence to require nearly constant exertion. by work we sustain and enrich life. it enables us to survive the disappointments and tragedies of the mortal experience. hard-earned achievement brings a sense of self-worth. work builds and refines character, creates beauty, and is the instrument of our service to one another and to God." thank you conference.

today i realized if something is important enough we will make time for it and if it's not--we wont.

caferio. sister. morgans blessing. brother. friends wedding. byubball. tswift. birthdays. christmas lights. sunshine. conan. ice cream. LOVIN it.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

dreaming that i could

they say you know when you know
i dont know

When he's the one
I'll come undone
and my world will stop spinning.

cause i know you're out there.
its a crazy idea that you were made
perfectly. for. me.

[katy perry notlikethemovies=love]

Monday, November 8, 2010


this rain is making me want to put on sweats, microwave some m&m's* lay by a fire, and watch the greatest movie in the world**
and it's also making me want to punch my fist through a wall.

i live on university avenue and this rain makes even a prius sound like a forklift.
and way too many people in this happy valley start driving before 10am. [what is that about?]
not happening.

*check yourself before you wreck yourself... no, seriously try this.
**undecided/extremely rash statement.


there are very few things i hate more than arts and crafts....
1. arts and crafts required in college.

alright, so there is one thing i hate more than arts and crafts.

Monday, November 1, 2010

love in

new blog list.
new love.

i straight up caught my desk on fire last night.

all i can say is thank you to working smoke detectors. and no thank you to faulty candles.
in my defense, i was just getting in the christmas spirit.

also in my defense, it was only one candle. so i wasn't being outrageous or anything.

[despite the burn on my neck, the WORST part of the story is that i COVERED my boots in wax and ash and they're RUINED. rude.]

go halloween.
it always was the worst holiday.

Monday, October 25, 2010

sweater weather.

what do you live for?

[ps] i just won a computer mouse in my strategy class.
I KNEW there was a reason i woke up for class

Thursday, October 21, 2010

my dream.

i'm straight up. obsessed.
-listen to their teenage dream and you'll be hooked.

Monday, October 18, 2010

10 for 10.2010

10 random facts about yourself

i lost my favorite watch on an airplane. i love to read and wish i did it more. i used to love cats... what?. i love to meet new people. i love shopping more than anyone i know. music gives me goosebumps. i've never seen star wars. babies are my heaven on earth. i dont know how to say no. i spent summers at farm camp where I paid to do chores.

Nine things you do every day.

check facebook. text too much. change outfits at least 3 times. miss my best friends. annoy people. wonder what i'm doing with my life. stress about school. eat complete junk. laugh till i cry.

Eight things that annoy you.

the sound of air conditioning. yellow lighting. when the CW kills off my favorite characters. migraines. judgmental people. radio static. long lines. slow drivers.

Seven fears / phobia

getting kidnapped. losing someone i love. spiders. being alone forever. hurting someone i love. all scary movies. previews for all scary movies.

Six songs that you’re addicted to.

love like crazy [lee brice] you and i [ingrid michaelson] kings and queens [30 seconds to mars] your body is a wonderland [plug in stereo] free fallin [john mayer] the fear you wont fall [joshua radin]

Five things you can’t live without.

my church. my family. my computer. pinky. gum.

Four memories you won’t forget.

london. grandpa. the senate conference. westview drive.

Three words you can’t go a day without using.

i love you.

Two things you wish you could do.

draw. be spontaneous.

One person you can trust.


knee highs


it's fun to go home and remember my name.

that is all.

last week someone asked me what is the impact i want to leave on the world.
i honestly couldn't come up with anything...
then i realized what i want is to fall in love.

and that is all.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


tonight i'm escaping provo and spending my night with my two favorite people in the world [riv and say say]

tonight cannot come here fast enough.

bad news: i've been looking for the perfect purse for over a year now.. thought i found it. false.

here's looking at you kid

i refuse to believe these two were 'just a fling.' look at them.
they are in love.

ps. people talk way too fast in old movies. not happening.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


i just got back from an information session with general mills. tomorrow is the career fair. i've been completely revamping my resume. erecruiting is my homepage. graduation is coming.
too quickly.
today, i needed to tell myself this.
i needed to tell goldman sachs this.

Friday, September 24, 2010


after 60 seconds of my time,'s accuracy is somewhat terrifying...

MY Existing Situation

Needs excitement and constant stimulation. Willingly participates in activities that are thrilling and offer adventure.

MY Stress Sources

"Needs to meet people who have the same high principals and values as herself, but finds the need unfulfilled. her need to feel dominate and superior leaves her feeling isolated and does not allow for her to give freely of herself. she would like to surrender and let go, but sees that as a weakness she must not give in to. Holding back will allow her to stand out for the crowd and earn a higher status, recognized by others as unique and important."

MY Restrained Characteristics

"Has high emotional expectations, which makes it difficult to find a satisfying relationship. her reserved, cautious nature makes her emotionally distant. "

"Current situation makes her feel unable to prove herself, but tries to make the best of things."

"Believes her hopes and dreams are realistic and sticks to them stubbornly, even though circumstances are forcing her to compromise. Very precise in the qualities she seeks in a partner."

MY Desired Objective

"Is very intense person who seeks excitement. Wants others to see her as an exciting and interesting person, who is also charming and can easily influence others. Uses her charm to increase her chances of success and gain other people's trust."

MY Actual Problem

"Enjoys making new plans and goals, but needs to be respected and admired for the things she accomplishes."

Now i only wish they offered solutions to my 'actual problems'

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


i just spent 20 minutes online figuring out the name of my favorite flower.
i should have been listening to my strategy professor talking about price/quantity relationships and multiple correlation analysis, maybe then the whiteboard wouldn't look like the rosetta stone. but...

the flowers are beyond beautiful and every time i think of them i smile. i need that right now. i need something to make me smile. they're motivating me to get my life in harmony.

hydrangeas are my favorite flower.
harmony hydrangeas.