My Totally Cliche 2010 Recap

I lived out loud. I learned what it means to have hope. I appreciated the Atonement. I stayed busy. I realized how much I love my family. I went to a rodeo. I managed to get 2 traffic tickets in one week. I tied together loose ends. I fell in love with Josh Duhamel. I hung pictures and things on my walls. I had a blast in summer school. I stayed up for 40 hours straight in order to participate in the madness that is Black Friday. I became fascinated with people and the mind. I admitted I needed help. I swore I'd never again buy a Dell. I was introduced to the goodness that is Sprinkles. I discovered the much more convenient Sugar Mama's Sweets. I was crafty. I kicked booty in my classes and got awesome grades. I found a fish tank that whose occupants matched those in Finding Nemo. I joined a gym. I got a couple credit cards. I realized my fear of credit cards. I was surprised at how ridiculously awesome my mom is. I missed people I once was close to. I shot a gun. I started sleeping through alarms. I bought me an Xterra. I attended many a haunted house. I watched everyone and their uncle my age get married or engaged. I got 2 more semesters of college under my belt. I went through 3 phones. I almost overcame my chocolate milk addiction. I was responsible for someone elses' children for an entire week. I bought a new swimsuit. I loved my job. I ran down the up escalator. I memorized the entire Taylor Swift Speak Now album in about 2 days. I sang my heart out. I drove to California at 3:30am with 2 of my best friends, played in Six Flags all day, drove home, and was back by 3:30am the next morning. I focused on me. I experienced missionary work. I missed snow in Arizona. I played in quicksand. I bought (and fell in love with) an iPod touch. I cut off 6 inches of my hair. I began to develop patience. I realized I still had a long ways to go when it comes to having patience. I started a fabric flower business. I broke hearts. I had mine healed. I bought cute shoes. I . I received some extent of closure. I loved learning. I grew a whole lot. I was me.


French Toast Lovin

Meet Erik, the 12 year old brother.
This morning, I half jokingly told Erik that he could make me some French toast for breakfast and I'd be perfectly okay with it. I was shocked when homeboy enthusiastically said, "Okay!" and whipped out the bread, eggs, and pan. That right there, my friends, is true siblingly love.

Needless to say, I was a very happy Kymber. P.S. Erik, you rock.



My name is Kymber and I am a blog stalker.

One of the blogs I faithfully read ever day is that of Nat-uh-lee. I love her humor, her photos, and her honesty. Oftentimes, I am inspired by her faith. This morning was case in point. To quote today's post:

"Regardless of what people think, Heavenly Father has a plan. A perfect plan for every single person. And it will go on whether you believe in it or not. I love that. It comforts me to know that I don't need to worry about what I want, because it will work out in a way that gives me exactly what I need - which is ultimately (and eternally) what I want.

I love that as we live and learn to serve others, we are reciprocated those blessings ten-fold.
I love that trials of our faith simply reap a greater understanding and testimony of the Savior.
I love that the the blessings of the gospel are conditional - merciful yet just."

I love how she says that she doesn't have to worry about what she wants because she has faith enough to know that in the end she will have exactly what she needs. I have never thought about my life, my hopes, my dreams, my desires in that way before. Definitely a light bulb moment that put things into perspective.

I also love the point she makes on trials giving us a greater understanding and testimony of Christ. Reminds me of this post.

I appreciated these small reminders today, and to add my testimony to Natalie's, I know the Lord has a plan for each of us, tailored to meet each individual's needs. Each plan is flawless because He sees the bigger picture and has our best interest at heart. He loves us more than we know and wants us to return to live with Him again. To live with Him, we need to be like Him. Trials help us reach this point. Through trials, we are given the ability and the opportunity to grow, to become more like our Savior, and to feel more and more of His endless love for us. For me, it is during these hard times that the Atonement is most real and most personal. He is very aware of us, of our longings, and of our needs. Most importantly, He loves us, and that is what it all comes down to.

Thank you, Natalie, for helping me start my day with a comforting peace that comes from feeling of the Savior's love for me.

Happy Wednesday :)


Obsession of the Week


I share a room with my 15 year old sister. Um hi, that's two teenage girls crammed into one pretty small room. All of our clothes, shoes, and just things made our small room even smaller. You see, before college, I was a neat freak. My side of the room was rarely a mess. Enter college, the stage of life when you no longer have time for anything outside of school. The tidiness of my room ranked last on my priority list and it (my room) got out of hand real quick. Imagine how bad it was after a semester. Yeah, not okay. I was losing my mind because of the chaos that was my room. The week after school was officially over for Christmas, Celeste (bless her heart, love her dearly) and I spent 10 1/2 hours tackling my monster of a room. Yes, I just admitted that. 10 1/2 hours folks. Granted, we did do some assembling, some rearranging, deep cleaning, organizing like mad, and took a lunch break. It wasn't until after we were done that we decided we should have taken before and after pictures. Blast.

Anyway. Here are some of the things I now (or have) used to keep my room a lot less messy and a lot more organized.

A color coordinated closet. I've been using this trick for quite some time. It makes finding something to wear SO much faster and easier.

I have to show you the special skirt hangers. These lovely things were introduced to me by my dear friend, Hannah Gunderson. They...are the best invention ever. Just sayin. You can hang six skirts up with one hanger! And it takes up like no room in your closet! Seriously. 6 skirts on a special skirt hanger = 1 dress on a regular hanger. Best. Invention. Ever.

I used to keep my necklaces in a box until a few years ago when we moved into our new house and my mom bought Kelcie and I this shnazzy little thing. World. Of. Difference. Goodbye tangled and knotted chains!

My bracelets have now resumed the prior home of my necklaces. Tada.

This...is my bookshelf. Secretly, I wanted to post a picture of it so you could see my super cute ridiculously awesome painting that is my most favorite ever. And my birds and birdcage, duh. So my organization strategy (a.k.a. my excuse for this counting as organization) is my little candy bowl right there! I don't touch the thing much; it's mainly just used for bribery :) Muahahaha.

Once upon a time, I went through an earring phase. A couple years later, I went through a ring phase. As a result, I have 1,000 pairs of earrings and 100 rings. Thank heavens for earring holders and jewelry boxes! As you can see, it's getting pretty full all up in there so I was super excited when Mom and Dad Rudd got my a new (and super cute!) jewelry holder for Christmas! Observe.
See? Super cute, huh? I need to get some shelves put up in my room so I can start to fill it!

Ah, the nightstand. I love my nightstand. My perfume tray...is fabulous. My mirror...is fabulous. My birds...are fabulous. Those hope blocks right there are what made me choose "hope" to be my word of the year. Oh yeah, this post is about organization. Helloooooo. Perfume tray. All perfumes and smell good things in one spot. The end.

Behold the shelf part of my nightstand. Little basket for school supplies and things and a piano pen holder. Cute! Milano's baby! Aw yeah.

And these...are my shoes. Kept nicely underneath my bed. Those long Tupperware things that are perfect for under-the-bed storage and can work wonders. Lovely!

Oh wait, I have more shoes! My shoe fetish was (is?...nah) getting a little out of control because I was (am) getting more shoes, with no room to put them! When I found this awesome little shoe rack, I was extremely pleased. AND...it's expandable. It can get to be over twice the size you see there, so I'm good for another year or so :) P.S. Those nude heels right there in front are the Steve Maddens I mentioned in the previous post. We have a love/hate relationship, those shoes and I.
So I have like 50 scarves. I love scarves. I used to have them on hangers in my closet, but they were taking up way to much room. Then last week I had the brilliant idea to get over-the-door hangers and store them that way! Can I just say that I'm a genius? P.S. Lame-o Walmart does not carry over-the-door hangers, and they're not going to magically appear even if you walk up and down the aisles for 30 minutes looking for them. Thank goodness for Target.

Another something I did was take all my movies and put them in a CD/DVD case. It takes up SO much less room. And yes, they are in alphabetical order.

The end. Hooray for organization!

Things I learned this semester at ASU

  1. Bikers are inconsiderate!
  2. Birth is a beautiful thing to experience, not to watch. Future husband, please no videos.
  3. Institute is where it's at.
  4. Taking a test when friends are around is not a smart idea. Distraction anyone?
  5. When one alarm doesn't wake you up, set two.
  6. When two alarms don't wake you up, set three.
  7. When three alarms don't wake you up, stop using your phone as your alarm.
  8. Registration is the biggest headache EVER.
  9. I'm growing up, and despite my mindset, I am not 15 anymore. People are jumping on the engaged/married band wagon like it's nobody's business. Stop that.
  10. Maybe student wards really aren't that bad. And for the record, student wards and singles wards are totally different.
  11. It's okay to ask for help.
  12. Cupcakes make everything better. The best way to reward yourself is with a red velvet cupcake topped with cream cheese frosting....And now my mouth is watering. Good thing I got a gift certificate to Sugar Mama's Sweets for Christmas!
  13. If I marry a blue-eyed boy, my (our) kids have a 50% chance of having blue eyes.
  14. There's a method to the madness.
  15. Emma Smith was older than Joseph Smith.
  16. "Processes" is apparently pronounced "process-ease."
  17. The service corner at Institute rocks.
  18. Wearing, standing, and dancing in 5 1/2 inch Steve Madden heels for 7 hours will cost you the feeling in all of your toes for approximately 2 1/2 weeks.
  19. If you rearrange the letters in "prenatal," you get "parental."
  20. I'm a bit of a perfectionist.


When words fail...

...music speaks.
If you like that quote, you can stop by Milano's and pick up a sweet magnet with that precious gem on it.
This is my shout out to the LMM ladies.
Today, I am grateful for music.
I was able to go the Tempe Institute Choir Christmas Fireside tonight with some friends. Afterwards, we went to the temple lights. After walking around for a bit, and losing a few, the four of us that were left found a spot to sit and started singing Christmas hymns. It was a really neat experierence, I thought. Can I just say that music brings the Spirit in a very special way? I felt it all night, from listening to the choir to trying to pick out harmonies with some friends.
I love music. I work at a music store for crying out loud. And. I. Love. It. I love when people come in and play on the instruments downstairs or when people try out music in the studios. I love blasting music in my car and singing at the top of my lungs. Just ask my friends. I love sitting next to my sister on Sundays and singing different parts with her. I love accompanying choirs and other musicians. I love messing around on the piano and playing new pieces.
Music is one of the greatest blessings in my life. It has the ability to change my attitude and my feelings. And as cheesy as that quote is, when words fail, music really does speak.


Meet Jannae.

This is Jannae.

I moved into Jannae's ward when I was 14. Jannae was...12?
Fast forward a couple years and we had become best friends.
I love this girl.
So I asked Jannae some questions, and this is what she said...

Who do you look up to most and why?
I look up to Joshua the most. aw. precious, I know. shut up. anyways....He is A) hilarious B) as dorky as me and C) my best friend. the end.

Soundtrack to your life right now. Name some songs.
That is so easy. Taylor Swift "Speak Now" the songs Last Kiss, Better Than Revenge, Ours, and If This Were a Movie have the best lyrics. I mean, all of T Swift's lyrics are the best, but these are extra dear to my heart :) especially Better Than Revenge...i mean....it's genius.

Give us your best joke.
hahahaha my best joke?? ok I butcher jokes but I do like this one: a little boy runs up to his dad and goes "Daddy, Daddy!!!! There's a gay cockeroach is my room!!!!!"...now the dad was a bit surprised and replies " how do you know it's gay, son?" to which the boy responds " Because it came out of the closet..."

What are you looking forward to most about the holiday season?
I am looking forward to being cold and listening to the Josh Groban Christmas Cd... "Oh Holy Night"....brings tears to my eyes, no joke. OH AND CHRISTMAS LIGHTS!!!!!!!! Hello, It's the epitome of a perfect night. twinkly lights, temple, apple cider, and cuddling with boys.... oh wait boys are stupid so scratch that last one.

Favorite place to shop. Spill.
Charlotte Russe. I have an addiction with everything there. The only down side to this is the stupid sales ladies. They spend so much time obsessing over you while you shop and then when it's time to check out they all of sudden have to use the restroom and are no where to be found. It ticks me off.

Which celebrity do you find most dreamy?
I am madly in love with the guy on When In Rome. No, I don't know his name. But do you know who I DO know the name of? Josh Turner. Is he a celebrity? He is in my book. Oh my gorgeous. Plus he has the sexiest voice ever to grace this planet. Who cares that he's married and has kids and is like 12 years years older than me...no big deal. we can work it out. that's how strong our love is. Jealous? you should be.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Olive Garden. Need I say more?

What is the most gutsy thing you've ever done?
ha...gutsy...not my forte. um. I think the gutsiest thing I've ever done is give a talk in front of like a hundred gazillion people. Oh wait, that was 2 weeks ago. I have no life.

Your favorite movie quote is...
"You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means" - princess Bride
" 6 people died of smoking during traffic lights today"- Italian Job
" Sometimes you make me so....ugh you make so ....ANGRY! ahahaha I'm angry!"- Enchanted

Tell us why you rock.
I rock because I do what I want when I want and I don't care about stupid people. Mostly it's because stupid people are stupid. Also I secretly dance in my room while I get ready for school, and I write my friends letters of recommendation.

You see? Jannae is a doll.
Don't you love her?
She is always so positive.
Her wit and her oblivion and her blond moments crack me up.
She is so fun to be around, and is super chill.
Love you, Nae!


On Trials.

I get emails from the Church throughout the week called "Daily Gems." All it is is a short quote from a Church leader.
These are a few of the quotes I've gotten lately.
"As we pass through the trials of life, let us keep an eternal perspective, let us not complain, let us become even more prayerful, let us serve others, and let us forgive one another. As we do this, 'all things [will] work together for good to [us] that love God' (Romans 8:28)."
{James B. Martino, "All Things Work Toge...ther for Good," Ensign, May 2010, 103}
"Turn to the Lord. Exercise all of the faith you have in Him. Let Him share your burden. Allow His grace to lighten your load."
{Donald L. Hallstrom, "Turn to the Lord," Ensign, May 2010, 80}
"Our Heavenly Father, who loves us completely and perfectly, permits us to have experiences that will allow us to develop the traits and attributes we need to become more and more Christlike. . . . As we understand this doctrine, we gain greater assurance of our Father's love."
{James B. Martino, "All Things Work Together for Good," Ensign, May 2010, 101}
"We will each face times of difficulty, and the question is not when we will face them but how we will face them."
{James B. Martino, "All Things Work Together for Good," Ensign, May 2010, 101}
"In the most difficult circumstances of life, there is often only one source of peace. The Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, extends His grace with the invitation, 'Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest' (Matthew 11:28)."
{Donald L. Hallstrom, "Turn to the Lord," Ensign, May 2010, 78}
"Our understanding of and faith in the Atonement of Jesus Christ will provide strength and capacity needed for a successful life."
{Richard G. Scott, "He Lives! All Glory to His Name!" Ensign, May 2010, 77}
These are just a few of the quotes I've gotten, but I've noticed a trend in topic for several of the emails.
A good chunk of them are about trials, about holding your head high in the midst of adversity, about turning to Lord when faced with challenges.
Funny how little things like that come at just the time you need them.
This year has been a rough one.
But I can definitely say that I'm walking out of it with a lot more knowledge and understanding and hope than I had this time last year.
Many trials have come, and life has not been too easy.
(I think that I'm speaking for everyone here).
In a funny way, I'm grateful to have been through what I've been through.
If I hadn't had to face certain experiences, it could have been a long while before I really realized the following things:
{there is light at the end of the tunnel}
Life is hard. Like, really. It's hard.
It's easy to feel lost and confused and alone.
It's easy to forget who you are and what you know.
It's easy to want to throw in the towel and just give up.
"Pressing forward" is tough.
Sometimes, it doesn't feel worth it.
But it is.
In the words of Michael McLean, "Hold on, the Light will come."
Better days will come.
And I believe that the more rough days you have, the better the better days will be.
{trust in the Lord}
Remember that He sees the bigger picture.
Remember that there's a reason behind a trial.
There is something to learn.
I know that's cliche, but it's true.
Sometimes it's a matter of wanting to learn from trials or not.
You're much better off trying to find and improve something than you are wallowing in depression.
Been there, tried that.
{it's ok to ask for help}
Talk to your friends.
Talk to your parents.
Talk to your bishop.
Helping you is their job.
Why do you think the Lord has placed certain people in your life?
To give you somewhere (besides Him) to pull strength, courage, and comfort from.
I'm the kind of person that likes to do things on my own.
I hate asking for help.
I hate it.
Oftentimes, no matter how stressed out I am, I cannot bring myself to ask anyone for help because I want to prove to myself that I can do it all on my own or something.
This year, I've realized that idea doesn't always work.
You can't do it alone. You just can't.
You need help, and guess what? Hard things are easier when you have help.
Don't be too stubborn or prideful (like me) for way too long and think that you can sprint through life's trials on your own.
It's not supposed to be like that.
Ask for help, pray for help, and you will be happy you did because help will come.
{rely on the Lord}
Pour your heart out to the Lord.
He knows what you're going through.
Pray harder than you ever have before and see what happens.
Remember that Christ is your Savior.
He can and will save you from the depths of your sorrow.
Let Him.
There's a song on the CD, Nashville Tribute to the Prophet, I believe, that has some of my favorite lyrics.
"From the Garden to the Cross, He walked a mile in my shoes."
Remember that as you learn to fully rely on Him.
{the Atonement is not just for sinners}
The Atonement can heal heartbreak.
It can heal wounds that have been open for far too long.
It can heal you completely, and if you let it, it will change your life.
Believe in the power of the Atonement.
Believe that Christ suffered for you.
Because, really, He did.
{you will be better because of this}
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger?
I believe it.
No pain, no gain?
I have noticed a huge difference in the person I was before my bout with trials this year and the person I am now.
I can see myself becoming the woman I want to be.
The change is real and the difference is huge.
I can definitely see how the Lord uses trials and hardships to shape us, to mold us into who He knows we are and who we can be.
Let the change happen, and it will.
And soon, you will be awesome.
{happiness is a choice}
It's much easier to be happy than it is to be sad.
It's more fun to be happy than it is to be sad.
It's healthier to be happy that it is to be sad.
So why choose to be sad?
Yes, crappy things happen.
Yes, being sad or upset for a little while is expected and normal.
But moping around for days at a time is not going to do you any good.
I would say that tragedy is the only exception to this rule.
If you want to be happy, you have to choose to be happy, despite all the not-so-happy things that are happening in your life.
There is always something to be happy about, always.
You just have to find it.
{the Lord isn't going to stop loving you}
No matter how worthless and helpless and small you feel, the Lord's love for you will never end.
He loves you more than you know, more than you will ever know.
Pray to feel His love.
Especially when you're having the hardest time.
Pray for it even if you don't believe it or if you don't feel it.
He loves you. He loves you.
And that...will never change.
Trials are real, but so is the Atonement.
Heavenly Father's love for you is real.
The power of the priesthood is real.
Pray is real.
I know it.


Watch this please. And love it.

The Adventures of Frances & Geraldine: Part 1

Featuring Kymber & Celeste.

Hot off the camera, folks.

This is what college students do on Saturday nights.


Obsession of the Week

Let's talk about Taylor Swift.
Let's talk about Taylor Swift's new CD that came out this week.
Let's talk about how awesome Taylor Swift's new CD that came out this week is.
Now, she's not my favorite singer, but probably one of my favorite songwriters, especially since she writes all of her music herself.
Talent? Yes.
Genius? Yes.
Yes, I'm one of those crazies that went and bought the stupid CD the day it came out.
I even debated going to get it before school because I was so excited.
Did I mention I leave for school at 6:45am?
Yeah, I decided I could wait until after school.
But...the second my last lecture ended, I was on my way to Target, because you know, Target has the exclusive Taylor Swift Speak Now CD that comes with 6 bonus songs, the "Mine" music video, and 30 minutes of behind the scenes footage.
I don't do less-than-the-best, folks.
Back to the CD.
It's awesome.
Every. Song.
So awesome that I may or may not already have the entire CD memorized.
No, I don't have an overall favorite song.
Yes, I have a favorite song of the rightthissecond.
And right now it's "The Story of Us."
And "Back to December."
The fact that the majority of the songs on this album are about celebrities is hilarious.
Priceless, really.
My mom and I had quite the time trying to guess who each one was about.
We came to the conclusion that we like Miss Swift because she's so sure of herself and so well-grounded.
I may have stole those words from my mother.
Some of T Swift's lyrics on this album make me laugh every time I hear them.
Some make me sing at the top of my lungs right along with her.
Some make me nod my head in agreeance.
Some make me bust out my killer dance moves, making all those privileged to witness this occurence mildly jealous.
Taylor Swift's new CD.
You should probably go buy it. Like now.
Because it's awesome.
And you will love it.


Answers to "You think you know me?"

1. If I could go anywhere in the world, where would I go?
[a] Spain
[b] England
[c] Italy
[d] Australia
Correct answer: [c] Italy. Rome, Venice...the works.
One day...
2. What is my favorite restaurant?
[a] Logan's Steakhouse
[b] Olive Garden
[c] Texas Roadhouse
[d] Outback
Correct answer: [b] Olive Garden. I love me some soup, salad, and breadsticks for $6.95.
Chicken gnochi...de-to-the-lish.

3. What is my dream vehicle?
[a] Chevy Yukon
[b] Toyota Tacoma
[c] Ford Expedition
[d] Nissan Titan
Correct answer: [d] Nissan Titan. Four door, dark silver, rims, and a pomegranite air freshener.

4. What is my favorite TV show?
[a] Biggest Loser
[b] Hannah Montana
[c] The Mentalist
[d] House Hunters
Correct answer: [a] Biggest Loser. I CAN NOT wait for the new season to start.
Hurry up dang it.

5. If I had $5,000, what would I buy?
[a] a trip to that place in the world I would go to
[b] shoes & clothes & things
[c] braces
[d] a new car
Correct answer: [c] braces. Totally would. I want them sooo bad.

6. Where do I want to study abroad?
[a] England
[b] Spain
[c] Mexico
[d] Ireland
Correct answer: [a] England. I want to go somewhere with history, but not where I'd have to use another language...Yes, I would rather be lazy and all touristlike instead of being hard core and immersing myself in Spanish.

7. What does my watch say?
[a] dream
[b] believe
[c] hope
[d] the time
Correct answer: [c] hope. Also my word of the year. Fo'rizzle.

8. What is my favorite scripture?
[a] Alma 37:37
[b] D&C 84:88
[c] Psalms 62:8
[d] All of the above
Correct answer: [d] All of the above. So go read them. Pronto.
You can thank me later.

9. What is my new favorite sandwich at Sweetcakes?
[a] the club
[b] BLT with avocado
[c] French dip
[d] peppered turkey
Correct answer: [c] French dip. Best. Sandwich. Ever. And it has to be one of the most expensive sandwiches on their menu dang it. I blame Leah for my addiction.
Delicious. But don't try it.
Cause you'll get hooked.
Consider yourself warned.

10. What song do I listen to over and over and over again?
[a] Nothin' On You by b.o.b.
[b] Airplaines by b.o.b.
[c] If I Die Young by The Band Perry
[d] Magic by b.o.b.
Correct answer: [d] Magic by b.o.b. Yes, I have all the words memorized. Yes, I listen to it so much that my 3 year old brother has the words memorized. Yes, one of my hidden talents is my wicked ability to rap like a black man. Yes, I will prove it to you.


t-shirt revamp

Remember that plain pink t-shirt featured in yesterday's post?
This was super fast and super easy and it's super cute!!
{check out this tutorial to make your own}

Imma tell you a secret.

Falles Paredes is where it's at.
Here are my (and my sister(a.k.a. the lovely model below)'s) treasures from this place I dubbed the Mexican Ross.
The top of this is actually tanktoplike and all lacy and cute.
Notice the shortness.
We plan on taking the top portion of the dress off and making the bottom portion a skirt.
And super cute.
Don't you love the yellow roses on the black?
We got 2 of these shirts because I have an idea in mind of how to up the cuteness.
Stay tuned for that one.
I ♥ pink
This shirt is actually a brand from Target.
Love it.
Secretly, Kelcie is holding a bunch of extra dress behind her back because, secretly, this dress is a XXL.
And unsecretly, I am no XXL.
Lucky for us, this dress is super easy to take in.
We plan on doing just that.
I swear this dress did not look as cute on me as it does her.
I semi don't like her for it.
P.S. This number was actually $1.00, not $3.00.
Belt not included.
Nothing like a cool t-shirt, right?
FP's gots lots.
Yet again, another shirt from Target.
Same everything as the pink one above but the fabric.
Love this one more actually.
Just another cute, comfy shirt.

Yeah, we kinda hit the jackpot.
FYI you can too.
Mesa Dr. & Brown.
Get there.



Tonight, I had a popsicle.
Yes, it was delicious.
Applicious to be exact.
And now for your entertainment...

Some have shelf butts. But I...I have shelves elsewhere.


You think you know me?

Quiz yourself. I dare you.
1. If I could go anywhere in the world, where would I go?
[a] Spain
[b] England
[c] Italy
[d] Australia
2. What is my favorite restaurant?
[a] Logan's Steakhouse
[b] Olive Garden
[c] Texas Roadhouse
[d] Outback
3. What is my dream vehicle?
[a] Chevy Yukon
[b] Toyota Tacoma
[c] Ford Expedition
[d] Nissan Titan
4. What is my favorite TV show?
[a] Biggest Loser
[b] Hannah Montana
[c] The Mentalist
[d] House Hunters
5. If I had $5,000, what would I buy?
[a] a trip to that place in the world I would go to
[b] shoes & clothes & things
[c] braces
[d] a new car
6. Where do I want to study abroad?
[a] England
[b] Spain
[c] Mexico
[d] Ireland
7. What does my watch say?
[a] dream
[b] believe
[c] hope
[d] the time
8. What is my favorite scripture?
[a] Alma 37:37
[b] D&C 84:88
[c] Psalms 62:8
[d] All of the above
9. What is my new favorite sandwich at Sweetcakes?
[a] the club
[b] BLT with avocado
[c] French dip
[d] peppered turkey
10. What song do I listen to over and over and over again?
[a] Nothin' On You by b.o.b.
[b] Airplaines by b.o.b.
[c] If I Die Young by The Band Perry
[d] Magic by b.o.b.
You want answers?
That post will be sometime next week.


Secretly, I think no one reads my blog...

But I keep getting texts telling me to update, so I figure it's time.
But secretly, I don't know what to say really.
So I will resort to pictures.
In the past few months, I have...

{become a pro cupcake decorator}
This is my striped cupcake and my airplane cupcake and they are bomb.
I give you permission to be jealous.

{graduated to a Mega Moo Mixer}
Recall this post.
I have moved on to bigger and better things in the Moo Mixer world.
These days, chocolate milk is as good as ever.
Except as of Wednesday, we are out of Nesquik at my house.
This is tragic. Seriously.
Am I still an addict?
The correct answer would be yes.

{earned the title of "World's Best Bowler"}
Yeah right.
I've never played a game where I actually scored triple digits.
P.S. As far as face making goes, I taught my sisters well, don't you think?

{made me some bomb birthday cupcakes}
So maybe we tried making our own frosting and it didn't look like enough.
So maybe we decided to triple the recipe and make more.
So maybe the frosting expanded and we had a huge mixing bowl full of what looked like marshmallow creme and was secretly sicknast.
My birthday cupcakes were a big deal. For real.
Also, I want everyone to know that I made these mostly by myself kind of.
I am capable of kitchen-make-food stuff!!
K yeah maybe not.

{completed Biology in summer school}
Where we learned about plants and animals and stuff.
And where I got to go to the zoo for a project.
Which is where I took this picture to put on the cover of said project so my teacher would remember me forever.

{fed a horse even though I was scared he was going to bite my hand off}
Meet Rusty.
Yes, we named him.
Secretly, he thinks my fingers are carrots.
And he wants to bite them off.

{discovered Navel Lane in Belly Button, AZ}
True story.
Nuf said.

{turned into a hippie that likes to wear big flowers on the side of my head}

Welp, that's all folks.




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That's all.


Out with the old, in with the new

Goodbye, Ida. Riding with you has been swell. I will not miss your hotness in the summer, nor your sometimes squeaky breaks. Or your coupe-styleness. You have been a good first car, and gotten great gas mileage, but alas, it is time I bid you adieu, and I do so with pleasure.

Hello, Xandra {X-ann-druh}. Hello to feeling safe and like I'm not sitting on the ground. Hello to 4 doors and 5 whole seats. Hello to a stereo I won't have to replace and real cup holders. The only thing you are missing is an iPod jack and a moon roof, but somehow I think I'll manage. I look forward to our drives ahead.

I have a feeling you're going to outshine Ida. But that's just our little secret.


What's a girl to do without her....

Last weekend I bought some new shoes. Observe.

Pair #1: Kohl's. Hated them the first time I saw them. Went back 2 weeks later and immediately fell in love.

Pair #2: Hottie. Clearance. Bow? Super classy. And burgundy? Loooove it.
Pair #3: Hottie. Clearance. Reptile skin. Square peep toe. Awesome.

Pair #4: Target. These ones are CHUNKERS. Huge. Love them.
I think I might have a shoe problem.