Wednesday, March 30, 2011


today i had chinese for lunch with the best brother

i decided fortunes should come in oreos,
not cardboard origami cookies.

you're welcome china.


remember these?
one might think that finding out anything i touch instantly covers in glitter would send them to the back of my closet.


it only
makes me love them more!
now my chair at work
looks like christmas, and my black skinny's look high fashion.

to top it off, every time i look at the floor
i feel like a ballerina

never going to the back of my closet
because they do a perfect job of making me smile.

dear steve madden.

thank you.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


this little gem came out on dvd today.
for me, i got to see it in the theaters with my grandpa over thanksgiving.

usually he's not up for animated shows, but he certainly liked it more than the incredibles.

now all i want to do is go home, cuddle up in a warm blanket and sing along.

okaaay maybe thats not all i want.

i want to look up and count the same number of ceiling tiles every time. i want to get out of this skirt. i want some sunshine. i want to get some sleep. i want it to be friday-hello source code. i want school to be done, and work to be over. i want to keep parking in faculty and never get a ticket. i want to catch up on all my favorite tv shows. i want to stop chewing gum all the time. and stop blowing bubbles. i want to bring saltwater sandals back. i want to own nordstrom[s].

the simple solution:
byu moves to california.
mmk thanks

[on another note]
at 8 this morning i was craving pizza. ew. i also just bit my lip SO hard while trying to eat an apple- stupid broken jaw.

and i have a redbox dvd 3 days overdue. uggh.

[edit: i no longer have an overdue redbox because he is the best]


lately im scared to fall asleep.
only bad things seem to happen once it's time for bed.

webmb tells me i need to avoid my REM cycle.
so i currently have five alarms set to go off every hour till class,
making sure that i stay in a nightmare-free sleep.

if this doesn't work, ambien is happening.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

a life lived.

so beautiful.

"it isn't as bad as you sometimes think it is.
it all works out.
don't worry. i say that to myself every morning.
it all works out in the end.
put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future.
the Lord will not forsake us. he will not forsake us.
if we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings,
he will hear our prayers."

[president hinckley]

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


my new loves.
cheesecake factory. anthropologie. nordstrom. jcrew. ipad.
what more do i need on a wednesday afternoon...

From the phone.

Its true. I'm in the car posting this lovely message. I downloaded a new app and I'm testing it out.
Don't believe me?
A picture of my feet. In the mothers car.
See that shining sun? UN.believable

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


life is really hard.

everyone at work is talking about the snow outside. but i refuse to look out my window.
i dont think i could handle one more heartbreak.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

dear grandpa

you always were the classiest man, and always will be.

you walked with a swiss cane and never forgot your coat and cap.
you sang us songs and helped all you could with the dishes.
some days you really loved the chicken, and some days you didn't say much
but there was always room for dessert. [-'a really small one cath']

your kids helped you all they could and gave you all the love in the world,
but now grandma will.
sometimes you were scared and confused
and lately you started forgetting, but now you remember it all

i know i got the robinson cheeks, the short legs, the pale swiss skin,
but i got so much more than that.
i got to grow up everyday in a family with strong testimonies and even stronger hearts.

i got to live on the street with the man who raised my dad and that made him my hero.

so grandpa, just like you said, you raised 'not a dud in the bunch'
so thank you.
i'll be seeing you soon.

Friday, March 18, 2011

little bun.

happy friday.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

dear you.

i dont know exactly what happened
but i do know
you saved my grandpa.

so thank you.

for giving him your jacket.

for calling for help.

for being good.

you'll forever be in my prayers.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

playing favorites.

today i found out the cousin is coming home early from his mission in japan to make room for the displaced missionaries. i cannot even believe how excited i am.
[not about the displaced missionaries... about seeing the cousin, just to clarify]

i want to welcome him home with balloons and a giant sign, and a plethora of zoo animals or small children to help ring in the excitement.

i feel like i'm floating on clouds today with this amazing news.
and to top it off i finally finished my mba application.
all 49 steps,
done and done.

i swear even the history test i have to take today and havent studied for can't bring me down.

march 16th.
the day before st. patricks day [the weirdest holiday ever] will forever be my

favorite day.

[now this little cousin needs to get her little bum back here to make everything perfect]

Monday, March 14, 2011

the girl

'i wish i could do better by you,
cause that's what you deserve
you sacrifice so much of your life
in order for
this to work

while i'm off chasing my own dreams
sailing around the world
please know that i'm yours to keep
my beautiful girl

when you cry a piece of my heart dies
knowing that I may have been the cause
if you were to leave
fulfill someone else's dreams
i think i might totally be lost

you don't ask for no diamond rings
no delicate string of pearls
that's why i wrote this song to sing
my beautiful girl'

[the girl by city and colour]
best friend showed me this song. and best friend learned it on the guitar.
i can't wait for him to get home and play it for me.

Friday, March 11, 2011

swim ruffles.

i will order all of these.

[as always, thank you j.crew]

Thursday, March 10, 2011

spring to fall.

i've fallen IN LOVE
i wasn't ever a huge fan, but after the spring 2011 collection i started
lusting after these beauties

yesterday, my love turned into an infatuation with 2011's fall/winter on the runway.

it's out of control.
i'm out of control.

a lot of people are saying
the collection is too safe for the runway,

they're wrong.

it's perfect.


in less than 4 hours i'm heading to the airport to fly to vegas!!!!!
i cannot wait for the best weekend ever.

basketball. sun. pool. shopping. shorts. eating out. seeing the brother.

could be better.

[well if i get upgraded to firstclass then....]

go cougs!

no title.

i cannot even describe the love these haikus have brought into my life.
i'm speechless

'i often wonder
if she knows how many times
her eyes
have saved me.'

'whisper to the wind
and rest assured they carry
your words back to me.'

'sleep sweetly my love
and know that I’ll
be waiting
to hold you in dreams.'

[tyler knott is pure genius]

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


ohmygosh are we kidding?

i'm obsessed.

not like, 'haha i'm obsessed'....

my love affair with purple was reborn
i laughed louder than anyone in the theater [okay maybe annie and i tied]
my obsession with flat rim hats was reiterated
i pretended i had a passion for rubix cubes
he made his way into my dreams for the next year
i committed to copying his outfits
my pranking phase felt justified
j.smith, usher, miley, sean k, luda, boyz2men, need i say more?
i cried 3 times from laughing and
i remembered how much fun girlnights are [esp. when they're with lo and annie]

[simply put]
my wish to be selena gomez is stronger than ever

i have been bieberized.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

national treasure.

"the opposite of love is not hate, it is apathy."

[harold b. lee]

bff's tumblr find is the greatest thing of my life


-elder ballard was anxious to pursue his education upon his return from his mission. he enrolled at the university of utah and during 'hello days' at the u, just four days after his return from his mission, he met a pretty little blonde student named barbara bowen. he said, "i had danced with her only two seconds at the hello day dance, and i knew she was for me"

-it was during the depression that dallin h. oaks and his father were walking down the city street. "we stopped to look in the window of a sporting goods store. there were some pocket knives on display in the window, and we happened to notice a little fellow- who was longingly studying the knives. my father watched him for a few minutes, then walked over to him and asked, "which one do you like best?" the little boy pointed to one. father walked into the shop. moments later, he emerged from the store with a knife just like the one the little boy liked so much. "here" my father said as he handed the knife to the boy, "this is for you". after the boy left, father began to sense that i was a little upset that he hadn't bought a knife for me. he put his arm around me and said, "i dont think that little boy has a father to buy him a knife. you have your father."

[living prophets is a great class. these little lessons of love are my favorite part]

Saturday, March 5, 2011


he's in wyoming.
i am in provo.

i guess we should get used to being apart?

Friday, March 4, 2011

she and he

i beat him in tic.tac.toe.
using crayons on macaroni grills table cloth.

he told me i'm smart.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


b. and amber are living it up in the district.
and it makes me sad every time i think about it!
how badly i wish i was there.
my two favorite people in my favorite place in the world. without me.

instead i'm stuck here failing my econ exam, writing a paper on winston churchill, attempting to prepare for the GRE, drowning in work all day long, and staying up all night to try and keep a float.

graduation cannot come soon enough
better yet, a half hour to sit and paint my nails cannot come soon enough.