Sunday, December 11, 2011

sun valley pageant weekend

get ready for a long post you guys!  I have lots of pictures to share with you.  last weekend, I went up to sun valley, idaho with two friends i work with at the daycare center.  one of the friends i went with had entered her beautiful daughter kennedy drew into the pageant that was being held in the sun valley lodge.  we woke up bright and early and left for sun valley (6:30 am to be exact) on saturday morning.  obviously, we had to get some delicious breakfast so we went to mcdonalds.  YUM!  my favorite breakfast there is the sausage egg mcmuffin.  holy deliciousness.

we arrived up in sun valley a couple hours later and got all settled into our wonderful hotel room. at the sun valley lodge.  it was gorgeous!  after a bit we did some pageant things with kennedy and then we went out to dinner at a burger place up there.  hamburgers and french fries just happen to be one of my most favorite foods in the entire world, so i was definitely in heaven.  i'd rate their burgers as a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10.  I wish i could remember the name of it so that I could recommend it for you guys.

anyways, we enjoyed a glass of wine and also took advantage of the coziest robes that were provided for us.  i loved mine so much, i slept in it!  i really should ask for one for christmas.  the next day (sunday) we did all the rest of the pageant events.  we got to watch all the cute kids get up on stage.  okay, most of them were cute, but some were so reminiscent of the show toddlers and tiaras.  kennedy did fantastic.  she won five trophies total and even won prettiest eyes (as you'll see in the pictures below she deserved that award) and she also got second runner up.

the weekend was such a great little get away.  im so thankful i got the chance to go!    

Thursday, December 1, 2011

wish list wednesday...too bad its thursday

heres my wish list inspired by winter!! doesnt winter just make everyone so happy? it does for me because well, it has my favorite day of the year.  CHRISTMAS!  


most images found via
for a fabulous cinnamon roll recipe (thank you paula deen)
those heels! no words can describe how beautiful they are
glitter: i love it. not an overwhelming amount but just enough to accent. glitter isn't just for christmas.
dress and coat - obviously from one of my favorite shops - anthropologie (ps how gorgeous is this coat? it may be my favorite piece of fashion ive seen ever.)
she & him album - dont you know by now zooey deschanel is my favorite

happy first day of december!

Friday, November 25, 2011

fashion friday.

loving absolutely every single piece of these photographs.  the lace, the stripes, the prints. i most definitely cannot get enough.

some images were found via

appreciation & happiness

happy thanksgiving yesterday everyone! i hope you all enjoyed your families, friends, and food.  i woke up with the most excited spirit and was ready to take on the day with an outlook of appreciation towards everything.  i think thanksgiving is such a great day.  its that one day a year where you're supposed to just take a step back and be thankful for everything you have.  wouldn't it be nice to wake up with that outlook everyday though?  i think im going to try doing that from now on.  to start this daily way of thinking, i thought i'd put together a list of things that i am especially thankful for.

i am thankful for my loving, incredible family.  we're a rather large group of people (more than fifty aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. when i combine my mom and dad's sides of the family) but they are some of the most wonderful people you'll ever meet.

i am thankful for the beautiful friends i have.  i couldn't ask for more supportive, amazing people to have in my life. 

i am thankful for the roof over my head.

i am thankful for the fact that i have a job.

i am thankful for my relationship with God.  although i may get a little lost sometimes, i know that my relationship with Him will always be there.

-oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
-new york city
-christmas trees
-blanket forts
-hot chocolate

what things are you thankful for?

Friday, November 4, 2011

My newest endeavor

So I was thinking the other day about different craft projects and things i could start doing in my spare time. I thought about the fact that ive always wanted to learn to sew really well and i have always wanted to learn how to hand sew. I mean is hand sewing extremely difficult? I know it would be much more tedious and time consuming, but i feel like it would be a but easier than learning to sew by the machine considering i would be going at my own pace.

{I cant tell you how many times i have accidentally sewn too far because i pressed the pedal too hard}

I thought about what I could start making that would be cute and fun to do. So, after browsing through blogs (as I always do when I get time), and some brainstorming, I decided I am going to start making:


Keep an eye out !! Once I get the hang of it and have made a few, I'll make an etsy shop !!

PS checkout skunkboy creatures for someone of thee cutest hand sewn plush I have ever seen :)
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