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Animal Tank

Like an Animal

Animal Tank

I usually don’t wear animal prints, because I attach this stigma to them that says “cheap,” and other things that just generally surround the opposite of “classy.”

I’ve decided, though…who cares? Go a little wild, go a little crazy.

Do the things that you want to do and just be free!

I say this because recently I did something adventurous and fun and then I felt guilty for it…even though I didn’t do a single thing worth feeling guilty over. I realized that my childhood/teenage restrictions of “NOT ALLOWED” still grip me sometimes. And that made me mad!

I really wish I didn’t let the fear of “not allowed” (whether by society, or personal inhibitions) keep me from doing all the fun stuff I could be doing. So I’ve vowed to change that, because we simply just don’t know how much time we have left–and I’m tired of being so careful! Even when I did my one adventurous act of packing everything I own in the back of my car and moving to California by myself…I still was so careful. I just need to relax and enjoy life, and worry less.

Raise A Glass To What Your Future Holds

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First Dates

I don’t really talk about dating very much, because it’s something I generally dislike. I guess that’s not totally true. I like dating, but usually only after I’ve been dating someone for a while. My guess at why is probably because first dates can be really uncomfortable. This past Saturday, I got asked and happily went on a date. I’m lucky in that it turned out to be surprisingly fun.

Some of you may remember this post about my recent dating past, along with a list of goals for dating life when I turned 21. In the almost three months since that post, I’ve had a handful of first dates. I don’t know if that’s a lot or not. It feels like a lot.

Some have been uncomfortable, some have been alright, and some were fun. Mostly, I feel like they’ve all been a lot of effort. It takes so much energy to be constantly trying to think of what to say next and wondering how I might be coming across. I guess because I’ve always been a “relationship-girl,” I’m used to going on dates with the same person. All these first dates are so out of the norm–and stressful.

Some of you may also remember this post about an epiphany I had regarding the kind of man I want to end up with. After re-reading that today, I would like to add “looks like a mountain man/lumberjack” to that list (that’s only kind of a joke) and say something I feel I should’ve mentioned then: I believe in making myself to be the kind of woman so as to deserve that kind of man.

Also, as much as I hate first-dating, it’s probably more likely that I’m going to find my tough-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside, bearded man by sucking up my overactive awkward-o-meter and going out on first dates.

My fingers are still crossed that he appears out of nowhere, here in Utah.

Now that I’ve scared off any future potential boys, here are some photos from the date I went on this weekend:

Firstly, he got me balloons.

“I may or may not have looked at your blog,” was along the lines of what he said.

We went to the Bridal Veil Falls park up the canyon and just walked along, taking photos every now and then. It was only a little warmer than I would’ve liked, but the shade was lovely. These are the falls! I forgot my camera (I know, right?), but luckily he brought his.

Then, we passed this fallen tree, in the shade. It was a perfect photo spot. So I stop. He agrees that it’s nice. I go to take a picture, and he goes over the trunk, up a little ways and emerges from behind a big rock with a blanket and a cooler.

It was a lovely surprise and I was very impressed at the effort he went through. I ended up cutting my finger on that bottle cap, but hopefully it will scar and I’ll get a nice battle wound.

Since you say you read my blog, thank you, Christian, for the good time!

To everyone else, especially all the beautiful young ladies that read my blog  (I hear you’re mostly between 13-17 years old), remember that sometimes you have to go through lots of dates and potentially uncomfortable situations in order to find out what kind of personality traits you do (or don’t) want in a guy–then eventually recognize him when you see him. That means you should go on dates with people who are kind enough to ask you and spend time and effort on you–and go out looking to have fun and make a new friend. It’s much harder to go wrong with those kinds of expectations. And know these types of posts are ALL for YOU.

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Avocado Tomato Provolone Sandwich


This is one of my very favorite foods. I love avocados SO much! I was spoiled when I lived in California because there was an avocado tree outside where I lived. I love tomatoes. I love bread. Add some cheese, S&P and voila! Instant favorite. The thing I love the most is that it really lets all the ingredients shine. You don’t hide anything behind anything. It’s just food heaven.

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Ombre and Sheer Shirt

I’m kind of starting to like my glasses…but I really can’t wait until my doctor in California sends me my prescription so I can go buy new contacts. I miss them. Got this shirt on Monday from Kohl’s.

Things:

I’ve been to Yogurtland an ungodly amount of times over the past two weeks. Their cheesecake + strawberry + strawberry/lemon sorbet + cheesecake bites + coconut shavings + boba + almond slivers + strawberries + yogurt chips + mochi = HEAVENLY BLISS. I’m afraid to try anything else now.

I am a Soprano One in the Women’s Choir at my school. I’ve always been an Alto. It’s exciting and fun.

I’m listening to Britney Spears.

The blog’s “one year” was like a month ago and I forgot to mention it and make a huge deal.

I am in love with the song Kaleidoscope Heart by Sara Bareilles. LOOK IT UP. Better yet, here’s a link. This song taught me how to spell “kaleidoscope.”

I haven’t written in my journal for 10 whole days and it’s killing me. I love venting all my super private, not-socially-acceptable-when-said-aloud thoughts. And other deep, philosophical streams of consciousness that no one wants to hear.

Politics. SO MUCH POLITICS EVERYWHERE.

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Animal Print Nails

I love this style. I took the inspiration from this pin on Pinterest. My nails weren’t quite as long, but I think I did a pretty good job of making it look cool. It’s actually a lot easier than it looks! The three colors I used were Essie’s Funky Limelight, Rimmel London 521 Dazzle and a black nail art pen from Charlotte Russe.

5 Steps:

  1. Paint base color
  2. Add gold dots
  3. Use nail art brush to draw sort of like parentheses around the dots
  4. Add some dots in black
  5. Top coat (after it dries)

See? One of the easiest tutorials ever! I did the thumb and ring finger as accent nails.

Lace Lollipops has a project going on! To add a little bit of good to this world, I want to showcase you and your good deeds! Send me a message, email, comment or tweet with something you did nice, and I’ll post them anonymously once a week. The first set will go up on this Sunday, 8/12. #ProjectGood

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Balloons and Sparrows

I really like balloons, so when I came to work yesterday and had balloons waiting for me, I was all over them. As you can see by the new header. And the photos below. I even did my hair and nails and makeup all nice! Balloons are special, I’m telling you. The dress is from Forever21, shoes are from Forever Young Shoes. Hair I got from this tutorial on Pinterest (and modified it a little).

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What To Say on Pensive Thursday

Okay, so I really don’t know what words should accompany this post. What do I want to say… This reminds me of a couple years ago, when I first started my blogging and was living in the Blue House. I couldn’t think of anything to write then either. This is what I wrote:

It’s hard to write when you don’t have something to say. What do people say when they have nothing to say? I imagine they sit in front of their paper, or their computer, and stare. Or perhaps their eyes drift and they begin to think about other things. Like what they had for lunch. Or what their plans are for the upcoming Friday.

Everybody feels, so that’s no excuse for an empty mind. No one goes through life completely apathetic on all accounts. For instance, I am looking at a crack on my wall. I have no idea how it got there, but I feel something about that crack. I’m frustrated it’s there because when I reach for blankets at the end of my bed, sometimes my nail gets stuck and the plaster cuts my finger. Yet, I like it on account of how it brings character to this already overwhelmingly charismatic house. Sometimes, it embarrasses me when people come to visit and they notice the crack. I feel as if they are judging me for not living in a perfect house in perfect condition. But I feel about that crack in the wall. I could probably write a paper on how I feel about that crack in the wall.

So there you go. Pensive Thursday. Maybe it should be a thing. I realize the photos seem completely unrelated. You’re welcome.

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After A Long Day Of Shopping

Nice to see you again, yellow blazer! I coincidentally wore those same shoes, too, I just didn’t get a good photo of them. Nails are done with Essie’s Play Date and a top coat of Sinful Colors’ Purple Diamond. Dress is from Papaya. I got my necklace from a little boutique about a year ago and the ring on the right hand is from Charlotte Russe, the LOVE ring, I can’t remember where it’s from or when I even got it…they have them everywhere, though.

I wore this to a family friend’s reception on Saturday!

In other news, I hate it when I do that thing when I smile and my teeth go over my lip. It’s so unattractive. I should’ve gotten braces.

Oh well. So this week, I’m going to St. George! It’ll be fun. Fingers crossed I come back tan.

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A Photo Shoot

I did a lovely photo shoot with the even lovelier Alexis last week. It turned out wonderfully! She was really fun to shoot with. Thanks to her for giving me the opportunity to do something I really enjoy!

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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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Spring Has Arrived

Blazer: Forever21 (not available online, unless you’re in the UK); shoes: Charlotte Russe.

Can’t wait for the next few weeks! Spring has sprung. You will be seeing these shoes and blazer again!

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Afternoon Snack

One of the men I work with brought everybody a yellow plum today. He just walked around without a word and put one on everyone’s desk. He apparently got them from a local food stand on the side of the road. I had never seen a yellow plum and I really wanted to try it at work, but I contained myself until I got home so I could use it for the blog!

I’m glad I did! I cut it up, drizzled it with my favorite sweetener and gobbled it right up. I wasn’t sure if the honey would mix well, but it really helped lessen the sourness of the plum skin. Why is plum skin sour?

It tasted amazing with the honey and worked surprisingly well. Also–how cute is that honey jar? Honey is delicious and it has such a great color.