Project 365: Week 3!

Hello all! Sorry about the radio silence this past week. I got hit with something nasty and was unable to do anything but sleep and watch trashy tv. But real life called last night and said if I didn’t show up I would be fired. Needless to say I have a very busy week ahead of me. I just love a good game of catch-up.

Here are the things I was eternally grateful for this third week of 2012:

15/365: Cheesy Sweet Potato Fries. All the flavor, slightly less guilt.

16/365: Snow Day.

17/365: Organization tools. My life savers.

18/365: Date Night. Chinese food and movies in bed.

19/365: Girls night in. Something that was much needed after my week.

20/365: My necklace. The heart pendant was a gift from Mister on our first Christmas together. The Opal pendant was a gift to my mom from my dad many moons ago.

21/365: My quilt. It was made by my grandmother and it is one of the warmest things on the planet, it’s also fun and colorful. I love it very much.

Have a great week everyone!



Get Ready to Organize Yo’self!

One of my goals for 2012 is the same as one I made for 2011…okay there are a few of these. Like eating healthier, working out, drinking less…blah, blah, blah. But there is one that I am determined to achieve this year: Being more organized. Oh yeah, it’s going to happen.

And you’re going to help me! I know that when I set up a challenge you guys are pretty awesome at keeping me in check and making sure that I follow through. There’s also a little part of me that hopes this inspires you too, and then we can all share our stories and sing songs and make cookies.

So here’s what we’re going to do:

Each month I’m going to organize a room in my house, obviously this won’t take an entire year since I only have 5 rooms in my house, 6 if you count the black hole known as the garage. Each week during that month I’ll be sharing some organization tips that I discover along the way.

Office, you're going down!

I’m also going to be sharing some of my tips for handling everyday life. We’re all busy people, and we all have days/weeks where we think it’s just not going to get done. Now I know that we’re all different, and we’re all juggling different schedules. I’m not expecting to solve all the problems, but let’s try some new things and see what happens.

Google calendar + to-do notebook=organizing bliss

You all know that I love to cook right? Well I’ll also be bringing in some tips and tricks I’ve found that help me to make homemade meals during the week. I’ll give you a hint: they involve loud music, cocktails and some quality time with some of my favorite kitchen appliances. Oh yeah.

Basically, we’re going to grab our golden lasso, put on some high boots and become Wonder Woman. Why not?

Now if only I could find that plane…


Project 365- Week 2!

Hello all!

I hope you’ve had a fabulous weekend so far, and if you are lucky enough to have tomorrow off then I hope you have a great long weekend.

Here are the pics from week two of something everyday that I am thankful for.

Someone that will make crazy concoctions with me

8/365: A mister that will make crazy concoctions in the kitchen with me.

A bed I didn't have to make

9/365: Clean sheets on a bed I didn’t have to make. Apparently Gypsy is pretty thankful for this too.

warm lunch on a cold day

10/365: Warm lunch on a very, very cold day.


11/365: Wintertime sunsets


12/365: Mister has my favorite mountain range as the screensaver on his phone. You know, in case I get homesick.

beautiful walks home

13/365: My neighborhood is pretty amazing. Every time I walk through it on my way home from school it reminds me that my life should be directed by John Hughes.

good friends that give us good music

14/365: These are some of my friends, they’re in a band. When they play in town it’s always a good time. Something to be very thankful for indeed.

Have a great week everybody!

Friday Favorites: It’s about time.

Happy Friday!

Remember when birthdays were all about balloons and cupcakes? They were magical days where you got pancakes for breakfast and your favorite dinner and there was lots of cake. Ah, the good old days of youth. I think we should bring those back.

My birthday is coming up, it’s on the 30th, that’s the last Monday of the month. It’s also the day of my math midterm. Neither of these things make me think of fun and balloons. But I’ve been promised cake so at least there’s that.

Anyway. I found myself in a situation today where I didn’t have my phone within reach (gasp!) and I couldn’t see a clock anywhere but I needed to know what time it was. I was in such a pickle that I looked down to consult my watch, when I remembered…I don’t own one.

So I figured I would take the opportunity to ask for a birthday present from mister and finally get a watch. It seemed like the responsible and grown up thing to do.

Here are his choices, even though he already knows the one that I really, really want.


La Mer Collection




Which one do you guys think it is?

Have a great weekend!



A love letter to 2012

Dear 2012,

This year I’m going to do a few things different. I’m going to be a better version of me. I won’t let the things that stress me out control my life. I’m going to be more organized. I’m going to be a better friend and family member. I’m going to get my cards sent out on time, and my calls made.

I’m also going to eat better and take care of my body. I’m going to paint my nails and curl my hair. I won’t be afraid to be a little girly, not this year.

I’m going to make my own flavored vodka, something I’m super excited for.

At least I’m going to try really, really hard.

Watch out 2012, I’m putting up a fight this year.

And with the way we rang in the new year, I think we got off to a good start.

I know these are a little late, but I wanted to share some of my favorites from our night with family and friends.

These girls have known each other for a very long time, they just let me take photos with them at parties.

Mister and one of his oldest friends, Alex. We were at Alex’s parents house for the party. They always have great shin-digs. Do people still say that?

Me and Felicia, who is Alex’s fiance. Love her!

Mister and his buddies.

My friend Sarah and I, we like to ham it up for the camera. Imagine.

And finally, a New Years kiss.

Here’s to a Happy New Year!

Even if it is a little late.



Project 365!

I decided to give myself a challenge this year, I wanted something that was creative and fun and also a little challenging. I had seen a few other bloggers do a Project 365 and thought I would give it a try.

It’s pretty easy, and extremely difficult at the same time. Much like most things. Basically, you choose something to photograph everyday. You can choose a theme, something like your food, or you can just take a random photo of your day. I chose a theme, I mean of course I chose a theme. Have you met me? After careful consideration I chose…

Something each day that I am thankful for.

And you thought I was going to say Gypsy! I thought about it…

It’s already proving to be a challenge. Not because there are a lack of things in my life I am grateful for on a daily basis, it’s that I have to remember to photograph them. But I think I’ll get used to it. Some of these are bound to be silly, don’t we all have days where we’re thankful for simply having access to some fro-yo?

Don’t worry, I’m not going to post these everyday. I’ll store them up and make one post a week, I think that could save us all.

So here we go:

Week One: January 1-7, 2012

Breakfast with mister at a very small table

1/365: Breakfast dates with mister, at very tiny tables


2/365: Gypsy for reminding me it’s okay to take it easy sometimes.

Food in the messy fridge

3/365: Food in the fridge, no matter how messy it is.

A view like this at work

4/365: This is the view from the office I work at, this day I got a raise. Something to be very thankful for.

Costco membership

5/365: My Costco membership. A year’s worth of laundry detergent, trash bags, and rice? Most definitely.

studying at UO

6/365: The opportunity to study here. Kind of a big deal to a small town Idaho girl.

drinks with friends

7/365: Making old friends new again over tequila shots. It happens.