Thursday, November 28, 2013

day of thanks

i'm a little overwhelmed trying to write a post on gratitude. i have so many things to be thankful for. although my life is far different than i ever thought it would be, i am so blessed. 
there's absolutely no way i could list all the things i'm thankful for so i'm picking 5 of the many many reasons i have gratitude on this thanksgiving day.

1. family
2. friends from all parts of my life
3. a job i love with co-workers i enjoy spending time with
4. strong healthy body
5. faith

this list really could could go on and on. i'm happy to have this day to stop and remember all the many things i am blessed with. i'm so thankful i get to spend the day with family thinking about how blessed i really am.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

fall 30x30...days 19-24

fall 30x30 is almost over. by week 2 i was pretty nervous about my choices and worried I might not make it with what i had to work with. i should have known better. i still have so many options of things i can wear. a little tiny part of me wants to keep going to see how long i can go, but the other part of me is anxious to have the rest of my closet back.
day outlet cardigan, gap outlet shirt, big star jeans, toms ballet flats
 i somehow convinced laurann to do this challenge with me
 day 20....urban outfitters cardigan, repurposed target top, target leggings, bare traps boots
 day 21...old navy sweatshirt, kohls black skinnies, bare traps boots
 day 22...urban outfitters sweater, target V , Gap outlet skinnies
 day boyfriend cardi, old navy chambray, kohls red skinnies
 day boyfriend cardi, old navy top, bella bird skirt
days 13-18
days 7-12
days 1-6
30 pieces reveal
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Monday, November 25, 2013

Blogger Meetups

as much fun as it is to connect with other bloggers in computer space, it's much more fun to meet up with them in real life. i love the big fun blog parties, but it's also fun to get together with smaller groups.

brooklyn got a little group together for dinner at chick fil a

suzzie planned a chilis give back night

hot chocolate night. due to poor planning on my part, i was on day 9 of a 10 day cleanse so no hot chocolate for me, but it was still a very fun time.

i could talk and talk and talk for hours and sometimes we do. i can't wait for more blogger meetups.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Vox Box

these items were sent to me as part of influenster, but all opinions are my own. 

I was so excited when I found out I was getting the rose vox box. Unlike the last box, this included various brands. 
The belvita breakfast bars are so good. I ate them one morning when I was pretty out of food. So yummy! 
I've been having fun with my nails lately. The kiss graduation kit is perfect. I can't wait to try it with my shellac kit. It's cute. 
I'm such a brand snob so I was kind of nervous about trying the mascara. It totally passed the test. 
I loved everything in this box. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

throwback thursday

my sister and brother in law had their 8th wedding anniversary on tuesday. i dug up their wedding cd, and the pictures are pretty awesome. it's crazy how much things change in 8 years. some of these are too good not to share, and since i started blogging after the fact, a throwback is definitely in order. enjoy!

 feel free to discuss my dress and how i spent the night before trying to decide if i should stuff my bra. i'm pretty sure one of the other girls did. my hair is also up for discussion.

 some things never change. if you don't have this picture from your wedding, well how did that happen?!?


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

fall 30x30...days 13-18

i can't believe fall 30x30 is more than halfway over. each time i do this challenge it gets a little easier. it definitely isn't as stressful as i once thought it might be. i realize over and over again that i have way too many clothes, and i like the challenge of remixing what i have. onto the outfits...

day boyfriend cardi (the one i switched from wwyd with $20 at target), old navy top, kohls skinnies, ancient red flats

day boyfriend cardi, target dress, urban outfitters scarf, charlotte russe tights, bare traps boots

day maxx top (in basically the same color as day 8), kohls black skinnies, target black ballet flats

day 16...urban outfitters sweater, old navy chambray shirt, gap skinnies, Ugg boots

day boyfriend cardi, old navy chambray (yes i wore it 2 days in a row. i'm blaming the challenge), target dress, h&m tights, bare traps boots

day outlet camo jacket, h&m stripe shirt, gap skinnies, target gold ballet flats

in case you missed the first part of the challenge
days 1-630 pieces reveal

go check out what the others are wearing.


Monday, November 18, 2013

weekend happs

this weekend went by crazy fast. i was really hoping to relax a little and catch up on some sleep. i don't know why i would plan such a thing. the world relax really isn't in my vocabulary.
friday night laurann and i went to dinner and painted our nails. she does some really cute designs so now i have thanksgiving nails with the cutest turkey ever.
saturday started out with an early morning run. something about getting my butt out of bed way before the crack of dawn to run in the snow flurries makes me feel tough.

i spent most of the afternoon running errands for a pretty in pink baby shower next weekend. my i can make that syndrome kicked in while looking for supplies.
some friends are doing a tree for festival of trees and worked on it this weekend. its awesome to see it all coming together. i can't wait to see the final thing.
i'm really trying to not wish my life away, but man i'm ready for another weekend already. how was your weekend? any exciting happs?

Thursday, November 14, 2013

fall 30x30...days 7-12

i never thought i would say this, but i am actually getting a little bit used to taking pictures of myself every day. i still don't like it, but i feel a teeny tiny bit less weird about it.
this week i realized i should probably have been a little bit more careful with my picks. for example, i didn't pick very good options for 4 weeks of church. i also didn't pick enough long tops to wear with leggings. even with those realizations, i seem to be doing ok.

day 7...h&m striped t, kohls red skinnies, target scarf (that is really blue), toms ballet flats
 day boyfriend cardi, target v neck, big star jeans, h&m scarf, toms ballet flats
 day 9...the weather was really nice so i threw on target flip flops during the day.  i changed to frye boots with target boot socks for the favorite things party
tj maxx top, target leggings

 day 10...i had a meeting at the salt lake temple in the morning which provided the perfect setting for pictures
gap cardi, target stripe t (re-purposed from a turtleneck), infinity scarf (made by me), toms wedges
 day camo jacket, target v, gap skinnies, classic toms
after a super busy weekend, i decided i needed a sick day. after attempting to sleep off a raging headache it was nice to have a more casual look for running a few errands.
 day 12...bella bird cardi (this photographs so weird. the color is a pretty emerald green), old navy top, other gap skinnies, toms ballet flats

i guess i really liked toms this week.

make sure to check out what the other bloggers wore this week and wish me luck getting dressed this week.