Thursday, March 31, 2016

bon's book club...quiet

i know. i kind of can't believe it either. i already have 2 book clubs so why in the world would i even think about joining another?!? this book club has 2 parts-one in person for locals and two online today. i am not committed to attend this book club every single time, but i do like to go when i can. this month bon's book is quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by susan cain.

i honestly wish i could say i read the book because i find the subject very fascinating. we read it in one of my other book clubs a few years ago. the discussion about introverts and extroverts is very interesting. it's interesting to hear what people have to say about themselveses, their relationships, and other people around them.

the book/discussion gave me a whole new perspective on introverts and extroverts. i always thought it had to do with how social someone is or isn't. the author describes it much differently. it's not so much about social interests but rather energy. do you get your energy from being around other people or from alone time? do gatherings make you feel recharged and energized or drained?

i am a 100% extrovert. i get recharged from spending time with people. i don't prefer to be alone. i stay until the end almost every single time. i want to be around people all of the time. 
time with friends is my fave

the author has a quiz to help figure out if you are an introvert or extrovert. most people are one or the other but have severel preferences the other way. i am straight extrovert. it's definitely an interesting discussion. head over to the life of Bon to see her discussion of the book. 

do you consider yourself to be an introvert or extrovert?
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

wear it wednesday...easter dress

growing up we always got new dresses for easter. i think adults should follow the tradition. i haven't always done it, but this year i happened to find this dress a few weeks before easter. i saved it for easter, and i loved having something new to wear.

walmart no boundaries dress|target cardi|target shoes|purse nordstrom

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

beauty time tuesday

i wear a lot of ballet flats this time of year. it's not quite warm enough for sandals, but thankfully it's getting a little too warm for boots most days. they're perfect for the weather and perfect for my job. 
there is something that isn't so perfect. ballet flats make my feet sweaty-gross i know. a while ago i had the brilliant idea to try spray deodorant on my feet. it changed my life, and i just had to tell you.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

weekend happs

my weekend started a little bit early this week. our paid time off policy changed last year, and we had to request our days off before the end of the year. i picked friday as one of my carry over days off. i am lucky to have a job that gives me plenty of time off and a lot of flexibility.

friday kind of felt like saturday, and i loved it. i met melanie for lunch and shopping. i say this all.the.time, but spending time with friends and family is one of my favorite things ever. we had the best time visiting over lunch and shopping. our time together went by so fast.

friday night we finally celebrated michelle's birthday. it was a few weeks ago, but we had the hardest time coordinating our schedules. we went to cheesecake factory at city creek for dinner. we walked around the mall for a while after dinner which was so nice after all the food. after dinner we went to leatherbys for ice cream. i've been doing no treats until easter so i just had water.

saturday started bright and early with my favorite run. we ran to liberty park-my very favorite. i've had a lot a hard time running the last few years. it was so nice to have a good day. i ran really strong, and it made me so happy.

after running i did a bunch of errands. on friday, my brakes in my car started sounding awful. $300 later and i have new brakes. tifany and sage picked me up so i didn't have to wait forever for my car.

tiffany and i went up to laurann's to watch the general women's broadcast. we had a nice casual night in.

i celebrated easter with tiffany and sage. i went to church, and then had easter dinner at their house. we made enough food to feed an army.

i had a great weekend. i'm sad it's over. how was your weekend? any exciting happs?

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

wear it not wednesday...saturday lunch

it's obviously not wednesday today, but let's just go with it. one of my favorite non summer saturday things is going to lunch with friends. it doesn't happen often so when it does i like to dress up just a little. winter came back to utah so i got back out some of my cold weather clothes including this long high low cardigan.

cardigan(gift)|old navy top|old navy jeans|nine west booties|alex and ani bracelets|michael kors watch|sunglasses-mall kiosk

i've been loving heels a lot more lately. they re the perfect way to dress up the outfit.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

book review:by the stars

i love to read. people probably don't believe me because i always talk about not reading. i show up to book club and make jokes about not reading the book. if i had my way, i would read a lot more than i do now and still do all the other things i have and want to do.

i rarely make the time to read so i am always excited for the opportunity to read. i recently had the change to review the new book from cedar fort publishing, by the stars.
it took me a few chapters to get into the book, but once i got into it i couldn't put it down. the book is set in the world war II era. cal and kate have quite the love story. they meet in junior high and reconnect several years later. the book tells their story as cal leaves to serve in the war. i won't tell you what happens in the end. you'll have to read to find out.

besides being a quick easy read, the other best thing about the book is how clean it is. i love reading a book that i don't have to be worried about what i am going to read on the next page. there is nothing too graphic or anything else uncomfortable. if you're looking for a quick, easy, clean read i definitely suggest by the stars.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

weekend happs

before the weekend started i didn't really have many plans. i needed to do some cleaning and other things around the house. i got that stuff done, but i also ended up with more plans than i originally expected.

i met sage, michelle, stafanie, and jessica for dinner on friday night. we had the best server who hooked us up with free drinks and lots of breadsticks. i took no pictures.

saturday morning started out bright and early with a really good run. it was so dark and cold when we started, and i had a bad attitude. once the sun came up, it ended up being such a beautiful day. i had a great running day which hasn't happened very often lately.

i met kristie and laurann for a late lunch to celebrate kristie's birthday. we had fun catching up. again i took no pictures.

after lunch i went to nordstrom rack for a few things and ran into a friend. it was really good to see her and catch up.

sage and i went to tsunami for dinner. we had another late dinner which worked out great after going to lunch later. 

the provo city center temple was dedicated on sunday. i went to the 9:00 session which meant i was done with church by 10:30. it was so great. 

i met sarah in the afternoon for some blog photos. we discovered the best wall in provo for photo backdrops.

by the time i got home, i finished laundry, cooked dinner, and worked on the computer the day was over.

the weekend got busier than planned, and i loved it. how was your weekend? any exciting happs?

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Friday, March 18, 2016

blue or pink...what do you think?

gender reveals are one of my favorite crafts. i was so excited when brooke wanted to do a gender reveal for her twins. double the babies equals double the fun.

brooke called me with the idea of confetti pops. she gave me all the freedom to do basically whatever i wanted. i decided on gold to keep it very neutral. this was my first time making them, and i will definitely be making them again. 

push pops
gold spraypaint
tissue paper
washi tape
glue dots/double stick tape
1. spray paint push pops gold
2. fill with confetti
3. tape tissue paper over the top
4. wrap in cardstock-use glue dots and/or double stick tape to close wrap
5. cover both ends of push pop in washi tape

and now for the reveal...

blue or pink...what do you think???
a boy and a girl-i'm so excited!
these were so fun to make. huge thanks to celsey for the crafting help and brooke for the pictures. if you want to read her post, check it out here.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

what would you do...with a pin from pinterest

this month we want to know

chelsea sent me this pin in preparation for kenzie's birthday. i loved it and knew we had to make it. it's the perfect banner for a first birthday party.
How To Make Tassel Garlands For Weddings ~ Step By Step Guide:
the instructions from the pin are so easy to follow. we looked into buying one already made, but it was so easy to make. i am glad we made our own.

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WHAT WOULD YOU DO...with pink lipstick?

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