Monday, November 29, 2010

Bring on the Holiday Spirit!

So I sit here and type to you while I eat a delicious teriyaki bowl in the freezing weather Mesa has suddenly decided to throw out.
I've got my blanket, my 4 peppermint oreos and my laptop sitting right next to me. Life is good right about now!

Teriyaki Bowl + Oreos = Deliciousness... Sike.
Well it's good right now but I'm sure the combination wont settle well.

It's about dang time it gets cold tho right?! But holy cow I don't know how I do it. I am such a sucker to the cold haha! Waking up in the 40's is plenty cold enough for me!!
On my way to school.

But mmm how I love it. It truly makes it feel like Christmas time and what is better then that?!

Well..My personal favorites for this winter season so far have been:
1. Peppermint Oreos and Milk! Mmm baby!


2. Cranking the heater in my car (which I swear to say, Chevys have some of the best AC/heat I have ever felt)and blasting it on my face to the point I almost wanna sweat. Then I blast the cold. I am weird I know.

3. Waking up and hating my life because it is freezing and wanting nothing else but to stay in bed and sleep. I then leap out of bed, run to the bathroom as fast as I can and turn on the bath and sit in there till I get warm and cant stand it any longer. At that moment in time I think my life is pretty dang good!

4. Rolling out of bed and throwing glasses on, no makeup, and a baggy sweatshirt and off to school I go. Converses and toms become my life and nothing else matters but feeling warm and looking like crap. I love it!!

5. Putting up my Christmas birthday tree in my room to bring in the holiday spirit. I happen to be a Christmas baby so I set up a tree in my room to get me in the birthday mode. My mom has been on a roll with getting me new ornaments for my birthday tree. I love it so much! I have the best mom in the world if you all didn't already know!!

6. Jamming out to the same Chrismas tunes on the radio every time I am in the car. I am sick of them already but still play them everytime I get in the car.


video
Alyssa and I at work bringin in the Christmas spirit!

7. Cuddling up in a nice warm blanket and letting the freezing cold hit the tip of my nose and ears. As long as my toes are warm I am good to go.

8. Using the greatest website ever made..PANDORA.
Dear Pandora,
You rock my world. Thank you for branching out my music likings. Who ever knew I could love oldies and rock so much. Thank you!
Sincerely Yours,
Me

New Finds: Jaymay- Gray and Blue
Molding Peaches- Anyone Else But You
Peter Bradley Adams- The Longer I Run
Bruno Mars- Marry You
John Mayer- Free Fallin'

9. Being with my family and watching my adorable babies run around, scream, and laugh! Life doesn't get much better when you are around the people you love.

Those are just a few of my favorites so far. Life is good. If the worst thing I am enduring is waking up early in the cold, life is pretty dang good :)
Oh how I love the HOLIDAY SEASON. I never want it to end!!

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China is soon approaching. I am getting nervous but crazy excited. I have such a desire to travel and see the world. China first.
Next on my list is Africa.
Then Europe.
I will get there just watch me!!


CHINA.

Hope you are all enjoying your cold weather and holiday season where ever you may be. I wish you all a wonderful holiday season. I will tune in later this week to update you more on my crazy life. It is good. Oh so good.
xoxo

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Changy Rearangy Take 3

Ok so I changed my bed again...

Got a new grey pillow.
I think it makes it perfect for the bed and was exactly what I needed.
I enjoy sleeping in this bed!!
My mom also got my a new light for the back corner. It is fabric with flowers. Let me know if you like this one better then the Ikea one that I had up :)




xoxo

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Belieber..

So I have a problem...
I find songs I like and want to listen to them ALL THE TIMMMEE. Then they get old so fast! I hate it! So I am trying out a new solution. If I find a song I like, I will share it with all of you but not over do the song by instantly burning a cd with it on and keeping it in my car, or putting it as my background music on my blog. Ha! I tend to over do it :)

Anywho I am lovin this song today. Ladies and gentlemen, Ive got the Bieber Fever. Enjoy :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Here I am!

So I have been MIA for a while.. But suprise, here is am!
I have been up to a whole lot of....you name it!
School
Work
and yay, even some play!!
Things have been going good for me! Staying busy and shocked at how fast time is flying!!!

The count down has now begun for upcoming events for the next couples months.....
3 weeks until thanksgiving
2 months until my 20th birthday
6 weeks until the semester is over, woohoo!
3 and a half months till I leave for China
Ahhhhhhh!
Big events are coming up! And oh how I love the holiday season!! Life just seems to come at me, making me be ready for anything that comes my way. Life is hard, but oh so good.

Here is a little taste of things I have been up to..!

Az State Fair!

Lots of thrift store shopping! Here is one find I got that I really like!
This cute little black dress...

1. It came like this....

2. I finished it up like this..!

Was risky business for Halloween. Went to a party and had a blast!!
Broke it down on the dance floor and was workin the night away!! :)



Got a new bedspread! I feel like the pictures doesn't give it justice but when you walk into my room, my bed honestly looks like a piece of heaven. Its like you just wanna run and lay in it and sink into the comfort of this beautifulness! I love it. I am into very neutral colors these days. I want all whites and cremes and grays.
I am loving it.

Here are some other features in my room that I LOVE.

My initial. A for Alexis.
Bought from Urban Outfitters.

My basket of mirrors. Love iiitttt.

Throw from Ikea. It is perfect to add some texture to the bed. I am in love and think you MUST get one too!

This candle honestly makes me feel like the holidays are coming. There is nothing like a spotless room that smells fresh and clean. Oh how i love the holidays...!

Macintosh candle from Domestic Bliss. Also in the glass jar are giant staples found from the one and only...Goodwill!
Ah I love life right about now!

Sorry I have been so lame and haven't posted in a while. At times i feel like i dont even have time to breathe. But life is good. It is so so good. I am enjoying where I am at and excited for my new adventures to come!
Until next time :)
Have a fabulous week!
xoxo

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A new twist

Ok first and foremost, I am obsessed with another song. Boyce Avenue is their name. They do a lot of covers and I LOVE it!!! So I bring you another song by them. I am a huge fan!
Ladies and gentlemen i present you with......
Boyce Avenue- Will you be there (Michael Jackson- Free Willy)


Next I am adding a new twist to my blog.
Soo my life pretty much revolves around school. I am in another anatomy class and I learn so many interesting/disgusting/fascinating things about our bodies. So I have decided it would be fun to share with all of you my knowledge on these interesting topics. It actually quite intriguing!

Each week I will post a new fact about our body that I learned in class. Please remember, it is the study of the anatomy so it may get graphic at times. It will be fun to learn random little facts about ourselves. Beware everyone....!!!

So to start off nice and slow, here is
Random Fact #1
Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour, about 1.5 pounds per year. By 70 years of age, an average person will have lost 105 pounds of skin.

Ha, gross but so interesting to me!! I am honestly so fascinated by the body. I think it is out of this world! Which is why i am going to share some of my knowledge to all of you!!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

xoxo

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lovin in.

So I am obsessed with this song right now... It is a MILLIONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN times then the real version! For reals. He rocks my world. I am sure you will love it just as much as I do! Enjoy :)

xoxo

Saturday, September 4, 2010

O-R-G-A-N-I-Z-E-D

O-R-G-A-N-I-Z-A-T-E-D is my middle name these days. I am really becoming a clean freak. It's like when I see clutter it makes me sick. I am trying to be very organized and have a place for everything. That is key!
Well here is some of my OCDness coming through...

Necklaces.

watches nice and neat in a cute basket.

Inside a drawer...
Make up in one basket. Hair items in the other..:)


Rings.

All my bracelets in a basket.

Inside the armour. Organized babyyyy!

Inside my dressor. This is my tank top drawer.
I have white, blacks, and colored piles.
Ha i am a joke I know!

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So I had a funny experience the other day. Reed and I went to a car place to pick up his car that was being worked on and he needed me to go with him to help. Well I decided to make things interesting so I saw a neck brace laying around the house (who has a neck brace laying around?!) and I decided to wear it out of the house to try and embarrass Reed. Well I looked like a straight tool but it was hilarious. I was getting the stares like you wouldn't believe. Come on people, its a neck brace!! Anyway, it turned out Reed wasn't the one embarrassed..I WAS!! I didn't know if I could go out in public in it. I didn't want anyone to know it was me!! So there you have it, things turned against me and I ended up embarrassing myself. See for yourself....

Lesson learned: Don't go out in public wearing a neck brace, it's embarrassing.
Good times.
Have a great weekend everyone! I will update on mine Monday. :)
xoxo

Saturday, August 28, 2010

2 men I adore.

I am in a missing mode. I learned that it's ok to miss though. I still live for the moment and get excited for what is to come. I am being positive and thats all you can do. I am lucky to be where I am and have the things in my life that I do. I am so appreciative of what I have and love who I am becoming. I must keep my head up and live for who I know I can become. Yet, like I said, I miss my best friends. So much. Oh so much. My 2 best friends to be exact. Life is good tho. My heart is full of love and appreciation.



To my daddy,
Things are hard without you. I miss everything about you. I miss your humor, your smile, your knowledge, your encouragement. Everything imaginable. It is so hard not having you here for big events in my life. Are you proud of the things I am doing in my life? I live to honor your name. Please come visit me while I am sleeping. I would love a nice chat and a big kiss from you :). I may never let you leave me though. What do ya say?! You are and forever will be my best friend. May my husband exemplify you in every aspect. I love you to the sky and back times infinity.
-Your midget

The most amazing man I have ever met in my life.

My sweet elder,
You are out serving the lord. What more could I ask of you? Nothing. Loving the lord is one of the greatest/amazing things you could ask of someone. You do just that. A mission is amazing and I am so grateful for it. You are becoming such an incredible man with a testimony that only continues to grow. I love it. As I read your letters I am amazed by your progress. So much is in store for you and I am lucky to be a part of your life. But, I miss you. I miss you so much. It is so hard being away from you. I will be ok though :). Keep up the amazing work. Until we meet again.
-Your Lex
Gosh he is so handsome I can hardly stand it.

So much is in store for me and I know it. Things are slowly unraveling and I can't wait to see more. I am happy and will make big things happen for myself. Until then, have an awesome rest of the weekend. I know I will! Thank you for all of you who play such a role in my life. I wouldn't be who I am without you.
xoxo

Thursday, August 26, 2010

...Back!

I am back everybody. Sorry for the vaca. Been busy.
Here are a few things I have been up to since my last post...!

I moved. Before.....
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I've redecorated!! New bedding is still to come. I am over the pink I had in my room. I am now into the neutral colors: ivory, white, grey. I am also into metal accents! Im lovin it! I'm not all the way done but progress is being made!!
After...
Light and bed: Ikea.

**I went to Utah for a week. Buttt, I forgot my camera at home so no pictures..lame I know. I was bummed.

**I have been assigned to my city for China. I will be going to Bengbu, China. I will be leaving in January with no exact set date yet. I will keep you posted. Can't wait!!!

Bengbu.

**I got an A in both math and anatomy for the summer. I have now started school again! Im taking Anatomy 2, Chem, Sociology, and a running class. This semester will definetly keep me busy but I am getting a lot done. I feel accomplished!!

Ohhh yeahhhh!!!

Things have been so busy its like I can't even get a hold of life right now. I am enjoying where I am at though and don't want to waste any time.
Good things are ahead. I can feel it.

Happy weekend my lovlies.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Risen from the dead.

I'm a bum. I havent posted in over a week.
No excuses tho.
Yes, I just finished school.
Yes, I have moved my ENTIRE house in 3 days and have been trying to organize and redecorate. (Pics to come!)
Yet again I know that is no excuse. Forgive me?
In other words, I have been slacking majorly, got caught up in other things, and completely forgot about the blog world and didn't have a huge desire to post.
I do miss it though and will return from the dead soon.
I'm in Utah for the week but will return faithfully soon.

"Life must never be about excuses. Live up to what you did and move on."

Love this. See you all soon. Very very soon.
Xoxo

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Simply delicious.

Im feeling domestic lately.
Being home alone is the best. Things stay neat and tidy and I love it.
I want everything in perfect order.
I am feeling very motherly as well. Here is what I did today...
I made a little piece of heaven! It is friekin ridiculous how good they are.
They taste like the little chippers from Paradise bakery.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.
I bring you, chocolate chocolate chip cookies. Recipe here

Getting down while cooking!

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5- Final product

I feel like such a little baker!! They turned out perfect!!
Chewy and delicious and so dang easy!! Try them!!
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Also this is what I am getting into.

Racketball!!
It's so much fun!! Im gunna get really good and will be ready to play all of you and beat you. Whose in?? Be prepared.
Until then I've gotta work on my skills, its a little embarrassing right now not gunna lie. But just you wait suckers.

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Last day of school tomorrow. Studying my brains out.

I will get an A in Anatomy.
Bring it oooooonnnnnnn.

xoxo

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Summer Tip #9 Holla!

What a weekend it has been! It has been so stinkin busy but finally has slowed down a bit. Thank goodness! Mom's wedding went great!! She looked stunning and was so happy. It was so fun to see her giddy and excited with Reed. They are now on their honeymoon is hawaii and loving life. Here are a few pics from the wedding..

Me with my beautiful sisters and mama

Mom and Reed

It was so fun to be with my family for the entire week. I truly think there is nothing better then family!!
The wedding was one HOT day but it couldn't have been any better! Lots of change will now happen, but I am ready for it. It definitely scares me in more ways then one but then again, why fear something you dont even know. I'm looking at life as an adventure. Bring it on!

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As for today, is is Tuesday Tip Day which brings me to
Summer Tip #9...

1. Make your bed every morning as soon as you wake up.
Idk about you guys, but when my bed is made it makes me feel like my room is much cleaner. It also makes me want to maintain a clean room. My tip to all of you is to make your bed every single morning as you wake up. Get out of bed and instantly make it. It will call for a better morning, making you feel somewhat accomplished and will also help you sleep better. Don't you sleep better when you slip into a tight-sheeted, cold, freshly made bed? Yeah so do I! Try it! Make your bed people!!


2. When cleaning, wear tennis shoes.
I have heard it before and am a firm believer of this, but wearing shoes while cleaning will help you to stay focused on your job. Tennis shoes create some type of motivation. Usually when you wear tennis shoes you are getting ready to lock in and go workout of some kind. Well, if you are cleaning your home put those shoes on and get to work. I promise you it helps!! It's pretty crazy how just wearing shoes can help you to focus better on your job. Try it!! I did just that and look what I accomplished..

I had such a cute head and footboard but it broke..so excuse the bed sitting on just the frame and being help up by a harry potter book. You do what you gotta do!! Haha! But super clean eh?!

Nice and neat bathroom!
Sometimes the littles things make the best touches. Love, love, love this quote. Perfect way to start each day. Add a sweet touch like this somewhere around your house that you will see often.


...A clean house!!! I feel so satisfied! When I put my shoes on I get into a certain mood and want the house spotless. I am now typing to you in a clean house with pillows in perfect place and vacuum lines in the carpet. (My pictures were trying to prove that point) Mmm, nothing better then a clean house! So inviting and stress free!!

3. Convert to apple.
Once you go apple you never go back. Apple is the best thing that has happened to me. Enough said. Switch over to greatness. Best advice I can give you.

My life.
Iphone + Macbook + Bubblegum = PURE JOY!!

Thats all for today.
Happy Tuesday everyone!!
xoxo

Ps- 2 more days of school. Ahhhhh!!! :)