Thursday, January 27, 2011


i really love art stuff. i have been making a lot of invitations and letterheads and such and i wanted to showcase some of them up here:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011


i love to read. seriously. adore it. i think i always saw my sister reading growing up and it taught me to try and love it. also, my dad read to me and my sister EVERY NIGHT before going to bed til i was about 8 or 9. he very seldom missed a night! anyway, i am the type of person who waits for someone to recommend a book or i will do extensive research on it before i buy it to read it. however, a couple of months ago i was looking for a book that my barnes and noble didn't carry but while looking for it i came across this book:

the ONLY reason i purchased it is because i thought the cover just looked SO CUTE! what happened next totally surprised me: i couldn't put it down! it is a little embarrassing to admit but it is like the shopaholic meets murder mysteries! it is SO wonderful! so i decided to do some research on the author and found out that this book is number SEVEN of SEVEN! so i of course bought all of them and read them in 3 weeks and LOVED THEM ALL!!!!!!!! so anyone who is looking for an easy/fun read, GET IN THERE!!!! (but start with number one)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

have you ever????

so my friend just forwarded me this video and i've seriously watched it like 5 times because it just warms my soul!!! it is SO cute!!!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I graduated in early June of 2010 but i'm just now getting around to posting them...

i'm sorry.

i have disappeared from the blog world. so much has been happening that i've put my blog on the back burner. i don't feel THAT badly though because my sister-in-law has slacked on blogging and she is a WAY better blogger than me. anyway, a quick list of what's gone on: tyler left on a mission, i've changed my mind (again, ugh) about arizona, i spent thanksgiving with the hathcocks, christmas, new years. here are some comments on those events:
1. tyty's mission. inspired by my sister, a blog has been started to document his weekly emails: . he is doing swimmingly and although i miss him a lot, i feel like my life has been SO blessed by his HUGE sacrifice. he writes the BEST letters home. i've been saving them in a binder so that he can re-read them when he gets home. despite tyler being gone, i have seen his family regularly and have been loving it.
2. don't ask. i don't have a new life plan. it is frustrating. i'm trying to figure out what i should do next. i did take one semester at U of A (online) and did very well. i also nearly bankrupted myself (not really, but close) due to paying out of state tuition and not getting ONE PENNY of financial aid.
3. thanksgiving was WONDERful!!!! the hathcocks are so fantastic! tammie made the most delicious mashed potatoes and i'm STILL having dreams about them. i would get the recipie, but i don't know if that would do me any good since i don't have tyler to cook for! hahaha.
4. we got to talk to spencer on christmas! he is doing SO well and it was great to talk to him! i miss him so much! can't wait to see him in a year and 3 months! got some wonderful presents from family and friends.
5. new years. nothing exciting. i had to clean the church building the next morning so i didn't want to stay out too late. i spent the time with my boss/landlord pat watching movies and eating junk food. it was great! we have netflix on our wii now so we get to watch TONS of movies.

all in all, 2010 has been one of the BEST years of my life! so great to feel like i've had a good year!