My Favorite Shirt

I’ve discovered that this is my favorite shirt. I love it. I could wear it every day and be happy with it. It’s comfortable and cute and makes me happy. You may remember it from here. Coincidentally, these are also my favorite shorts. They are comfortable and cute and make me happy. I got them from Charlotte Russe!

Where did I get this oh-so-wonderful shirt?

Goodwill.

Oh, that’s okay, just look at the tag!

The tag is gone. GONE, I say! It’s a tragedy, because I would go buy a million of these shirts.

The photography from the party yesterday is COMING SOON! I’d say probably Monday or Tuesday.

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A Little Fun

So, um. I’m doing a photo booth on Friday for this party aaaaand I wanted to make sure my camera still worked.

That’s a lie. It’s just fun to take pictures of myself.

Plus, it helps you to take pictures of other people better! I swear, it does.

BUT, the photo booth is going to be so awesome. So is the party.

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Oh, HEY there, Monday

Dress from Charlotte Russe, Jeggings (yes, jeggings) from Old Navy, boots from Papaya.

I have officially been woken up by the greatest things the past two days. Life is pretty much awesome.

In other news, have someone take your photos that understands focus. Please. And in less harsh light. Don’t be like me.

Ready for a busy week!?? It’s coming!

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A Binder of Letters

I’m very lucky that while my boy is in the MTC, we can send and receive letters same day. Since I live on the same street as the MTC. I actually drive past it on my way to and from work. Yes, I’m always hoping I see him, but I never do. I can’t wait until he goes to France so I can stop giving myself anxiety attacks!

So Sundays are craft days for me, and this past Sunday, I made a binder in which to put all his letters:

First, I photocopy all the letters (color looks way better than B&W, even if he writes w/ black pen, by the way) and hole-punch them, put in the binder with a divider between the different letters and put the originals back in their envelopes.

I made my own dividers out of construction paper and labels. I used lime green and lemon yellow colored paper, alternating between the two. I took shipping labels in the neon color and folded them to look like tabs, then numbered them. The blue-grey paper on the top is just my cover sheet. It’s blank and just for looks!

Then, I numbered all the letters with these little circular labels and green sharpie. I thought it was cuter to have the circles, rather than write directly on the copies.

I still wanted to keep the original letters close, so I took a plastic sheet cover and put all the letters in it, then folded it over so they weren’t all flopping around, and sealed it with one of the labels I used for the tabs.

When that was all finished, I made a cute cover to decorate the outside and the binding. I attached a ribbon with the binding, just in case I ever wanted to take it out, because it’s impossible to get paper out of that little space! And it’s cute!

Voila! My binder of Letters from the MTC! It’ll be a great memory. I especially love it because the letters are all copied. It makes it so I’m not always fiddling with the originals (but they’re still there). It’s nice since the letters come all folded and creased, but this way, they’re just flat and easy to flip through and read all at once!

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A Package

Sundays have become Craft Sundays for me, mostly because I don’t ever feel like I have very much to do on Sundays. I have a boyfriend on a mission for my Church, so I sent him a package on Friday. I put such cute stuff in it! At least, I think I did. I used all neon colors and frankly, it hurts the eyes to look at, but I’m hoping he enjoyed it!

The best thing about being in the same city as the MTC (where he currently is) is that I can get packages to him same day, no matter the size, for $2. It’s very convenient. I can obviously also get letters to him same day. They don’t even charge postage, how COOL.

Well, I’m off to send him a letter and tonight I’ll be doing more things to make him another package! Yay, craftiness!

Little tiny quotes that he can insert into his journal or put on the mirror, or do whatever, honestly.

Since he’ll be serving in France, I wrote up the Articles of Faith (the basic beliefs of our Church) in french, then put a pretty bow on it.

The whole thing, packed and stuffed to the top, right before I sealed it and sent it!

The contents! It was fun to put together! AH! I hope he liked it! I hope I get a letter today…

I honestly don’t know how I can keep this up for another 24 months without a breakdown of some kind…

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Spring Fever

So I’m still in love with Spring! Also, I’m totally aware in the 2nd photo you can see the top of my tights. I blame the wind. And the photos seem weirdly out of focus a little, but THAT’S what happens when you can’t clone yourself to take photos. Of yourself. No, really, thank you Dad for taking them. (Next time press the button half way so it can auto focus on me)

Cardigan: Forever21 (it’s a new fav of mine); Shirt: Papaya; Skirt: Papaya; Shoes: Charlotte Russe (also wore these shoes here)

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Cloud Nails v2

A variant on the Cloud Nails I did a bit ago. Super cute and fun! I love them so much. Boyfriend thinks they look like Easter eggs, so that’s a plus for the holiday season! Still a huge fan of Spring! Go Spring!

China glaze (thanks Megggg) Recycle (grey), Happy Go Lucky (yellow), Flip Flop Fantasy (pink)

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Salt Lake City Weekend Part I

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This weekend is going to be awesome! For those who MAY NOT KNOW, I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka, I’m a Mormon). We’re having the super bowl of the LDS church this weekend: General Conference. I get to hear at least one session live at the conference center in Salt Lake with this one guy. <3

I have to say, I can’t wait to hear all the uplifting words and be inspired! This weekend…is going to be awesome!

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Cloud Nails

Click here to see my Cloud Nails v. 2!

Like most of my nail ideas these days, I found this lovely inspiration on Pinterest, which comes directly from this website.

Cute, no?? I think I did a pretty good job for my first try! And thanks bunches to Meg who took the photos for me! She has an adorable blog. Better than mine. Check it out.

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Nautical Nails and Other Designs

These nautical nails are some of my favorite I’ve had! When Anna was visiting last week, we did some nails (of course) and she was able to take this lovely Pinterest find and bring it to life! We used a brush for the white instead of tape, but she also hand-drew that anchor! Cool, right?

Anna took a nail art pen for the delicious dot design she did here! I was very impressed that she could do it on both her hands. That’s where I have problems!

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Rainy California

Wool scarf: Gap; Jacket: Sonoma; Skirt: Charlotte Russe; Leggings: Forever21; Boots: Old Navy

Let’s pretend I meant for the background to be in focus and for myself to be not in focus. K thanks.

Sometimes it rains in California. Before I lived here, every time I came to visit, it was raining. It always ruined my fun and made it no fun to go to the beach. Now, I love it when it rains!

But it’s funny: even with the rain, and in the middle of winter, it never gets cold enough for me to break out any kind of thicker jacket than the one you see above.

Oh, California–never will I leave you. Now if only I could get my friends and family to move out here.

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Guest Post: Nail Art by Anna

 

Who doesn’t love finding new ways to to their nails? I know I suddenly am obsessed, which is why I asked the lovely Anna to post about her immaculate nail art!

First I painted my nails with multiple coats of Sinful Colors Scandal nail
polish. It’s an extremely pale pink, which means multiple coats was
necessary.

Then, I got out my Kiss Nail Artist Blue and simply painted a backwards “C”
on the left side of my finger. I placed a normal “C” on top and a crooked
“C” on the bottom to form the main design on my fingers.

On my ring fingers only (just my personal preference), I added a
little bit of Kiss Nail Artist Silver coming from the center “C” just to
add some flare.

After all of this, I let my nails dry to the “sticky” stage and added a clear top coat, which for me is Seche Vite.

Et voila! A cute way to design your nails. Use red and gold to spice it up for the Holidays, or give as a gift to a little sister!

–Anna

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Time is Money

Congratulations to Maria for a huge success on her first post yesterday! Haven’t seen it?! Well, go read her fantastic post on a pair of $396 shoes that she made for $13! I couldn’t tell the difference, seriously.

Who’s Maria? Oh. Wait, who are YOU? Oh. But what even is this blog?

Would you like a drink from my invisible water cup?

Shoes by Forever Young Shoes (similar), the skirt I don’t know (but here’s something similar), shirt from Forever 21. I literally just bought this shirt on Saturday and I can’t find it anywhere on their website. Forever 21 is a nightmare sometimes. Earrings from Charlotte Russe (similar). Lipstick from Forever 21 (in Rose). More on the lipstick and some fake eyelashes I bought tomorrow.

I went to see “In Time” this weekend and I loved it. It was really cleverly done. Plus, Justin Timberlake, so…yeah. Best movie.

We’ve all heard the phrase “time is money.” It’s true–if you look at life as being one huge opportunity to make money. If that’s your reasoning, then yeah, any time that you’re spending doing something other than working (gaining money) can be seen as a monetary loss instead.

That seems like a really depressing way to look at the world. Those must be grumpy people, always thinking their literally paying attention, paying thanks,  paying compliments and paying respect.

Although I do believe that our time should be well-spent, I also think it’s important to look at the world through unselfish eyes. I’d be willing to bet that if any of you chose to look at the world with the mentality of “what can I give people” instead of “everyone owes me,” you would find yourself much happier.

Or maybe I’ve been following the Dalai Lama on Twitter for too long…

November’s almost over! Make it count!

More photos from the shoot, including my three favorites (the last 3):

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