8.31.2012

BRB

I'm gone camping, but I'll be back soon.
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8.30.2012

August Goodness

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

 Win some awesome goodies today!

$20 Gift Card to Forever 21 care of Thriftary


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A signed copy of Crystal Dreams written by Katherine herself!
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To enter:
Click on the links provided above each picture and follow, like, or heart that sponsor. Leave a separate comment for each thing you do. If you do multiple entries but leave them in one comment, it will count as one entry.

The giveaway will end next Thursday at 12am! Good luck!

8.29.2012

7 Questions #20

This picture is hilarious... but only if you were there and know what happened. There are only 4 of us who know what happened, the 3 you see (me- with the power washer, the boy in the yellow and the boy with his hands on his hips) and my bff.

1. Hamburger or Hotdog? (veggie versions count)
Hamburger. I only like hot dogs when they're made over a camp fire.

2. If you had to live on any other planet in our solar system, besides Earth, which would you choose?
Probably Mars. Southern Utah kinda looks like it, so I could probably handle it. haha!

3. Share a photo of an outfit that represents your personal style, please. (doesn't have to be of you)
I love a good mix of woodsy, feminine, and menswear.

4. Would you rather get ready for the day or get ready for bed?
The day, for sure. Even though getting ready for bed doesn't take near as long, I always am just ready to crawl into bed. I hate having to brush my teeth, wash my face, etc, when I'd rather just let my head hit that pillow.

5. You have to choose between never having eyelashes or never having eyebrows, which would you choose?
Ug, unfortunately, eyelashes. At least you can wear strip lashes. People just look weird without eyebrows.

6. What do you want to be when you grow up?
An Aesthetician of course! And a mom, and a blogger...

7. Do you set your clocks right on time, or a few minutes ahead or behind?
Usually 5 minutes ahead. My mom always did it, so I guess I just picked up the habit. But I like that my phone is set exactly right.

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Next Week's Q's
1. I say "Jump" You say ______.
2. What is your favorite flower?
3. If you had to choose between having plumbing or electricity, which would you choose?
4. What is your go-to funny youtube video? (keep 'em clean)
5. Do you think dreams mean something?
6. Do you collect anything?
7. You're in a situation that is everything it should be. You're with the right people, in the right place, doing the right things, but it doesn't "feel" right... What do you do?

8.28.2012

Lash Extensions

One of the most popular treatments I can do as an esthetician is lash extensions. Have you ever considered getting lash extensions? Well, here is the difference between no lashes and 60 lash extensions...

extensions:
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before:
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after:
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before:
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after:
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She has ZERO makeup on her eyes in both the before and after.
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Isn't that a huge difference?? You can't wear mascara while you have extensions, but who would want to?! Look at that after.

If you or someone you know wants lash extensions in the Salt Lake City area, contact me!

8.27.2012

Blogger of the Week: Oh, Just Living the Dream


This week's Blog of the Week (BOW) is Sierra from her blog Oh, Just Living the Dream. She is too funny, super sweet, and I love reading her posts. She's always got a good story to share, and I know you'll love her blog as much as I do!

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Hello future blogging friends!!!

I am so incredibly excited to be on Gentri's blog today! You know those people that you just instantly connect with? Well, Gentri's was one of those. I just love her.

My blog....oh my blog.
I blog over at Oh, Just Living the Dream.
I wish I could say that I am a fashion blogger. But I'm not.
I wish I could say that I always look ridiculously good on my blog. But I do not.

I am just me.

I am a laugh that echoes through a silent room.
I am a curvy body, dark blue eyes, and long, luscious blonde hair.
I am a daughter, an aunt, a friend, a sibling, and a future wife.
I am a daydreamer with a book in my hands on a rainy day.
I am sundresses of all colors. I am polka dots. I am flowers. I am all types of colors.
I am the smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.
I am a screaming fan while watching a basketball game. I am Celtics' biggest fan.
I am a combination of strength and humility, learned through life’s difficulties.
I am a writer of words, especially when speaking seems to fail.
I am the youngest child of a large family: feisty, stubborn, and lovable.
I am a song, a voice, on a stage with hot, glistening lights beaming towards me.
I am a wonderful family and supportive friends.
I am deep, close, meaningful relationships.
I am a feeler.  I am emotional. I am intense. I am nonjudgmental. I am an individual.
I am a crier who sobs through sappy chick flicks, who laughs constantly through comedies, and feels deeply through introspective movies.
I am green trees in Oregon, large mountains in Utah, and sunsets at the beach.
I am outside. Feeling the sun, and being active.
I am a perfectionist, a list maker, and a hopeless romantic.
I am wanting to be loved for who I am, not for what I look like.
I am human--making mistakes and trying to fix them.
I am a sunshine lover.
I am a driver, spending hours thinking in Ronda the Honda.
I am singing and dancing openly everywhere: in the car, in my room, or on the street.
I am a life learner through my religion, through school, and through experience.
I am my hardest critic; having to remind myself of my potential, talents, and strengths.
I am a daughter of God. I am loved by my Savior.
I am a future teacher; worried, scared, but excited to change children's lives.
I am passion. Towards teaching and towards life.
I am growing and learning.

I am a turn-off-the-alarm-7-times person in the morning, a 4th Grade teacher by day, and an avid movie lover by night. I love to travel the world and teach! So far I have been to Kenya, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Fiji and Hawaii with many more travels on the way! I blog about the inner workings of life--love, heartbreak, God, teaching, family, traveling, and just life in general! Come stop by! There is never a dull day. Ever. A lot of laughs and a lot of fun are had! Plus, I'm super funny....kind of...

-Sierra

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Isn't that poem the best? See? She's awesome! Now head on over to her blog, you'll love it!

8.25.2012

Saturday Style Peek- Galaxy Shirt DIY

I leave Southern Utah (For two weeks, then I come back for two weeks, then I'm done. But I'm moving out of my apartment in a couple of days. I know, confusing.) in just a few days. So Sarah, Kelsey and I had to get together one more time!

Sarah and I had been wanting to make galaxy shirts for a while, so we decided that's what we would do! I needed a good craft night. She had also been dying to try the saltine treats recipe I posted a while ago. So, I made those while she tested out the paints, then we all ate and created.
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Pretty sure they all turned out amazing. I can't wait to wash and wear mine!

Sarah was the brains behind this operation. First, we twisted the shirt in one area so it looked like a small spiral. Next, we lightly sprayed bleach on to the shirt. Then, we used different colored fabric paints (neon green, light blue, light and dark purple, and white) to create our galaxy's. :) We used a small paint brush and flicked the white on, a sponge, and saran wrap to apply the other colors in whatever pattern we wanted.
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I wish I had gotten a better picture. You can hardly see Sarah's. But trust me, it's amazing.
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The first time I attempted the galaxy shirt, it was a total fail. So I am so happy it worked out this time!!

I don't know what I am going to do with out these girls around. Luckily, we're all from the same town in Northern Utah, so I'm sure I'll still get to see them.

8.23.2012

Photo Booth

My church had a big "Meet & Greet" for the young single adults. Since a new semester started, there are a ton of new people. They needed something "fun" that would make them all want to stick around, and it fell upon my shoulders, the night before... haha!

So I quickly came up with the trusty ol' idea to have a photo booth, my roommate made the banner, and I made some of the props (all the rest were from the dollar store) and took care of the technical stuff.

It turned out to be way fun and people kept coming back for more. Here are a few of my favorites...
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of course, I had to get one too.
aaaaaaaaaaaaaand it's blurry

and I had to snag one of our fabulous leaders.

I'm going to miss these people when I move!

8.22.2012

7 Questions #19

Oh, 7 Questions.
You always make me share pictures that probably shouldn't be shared...

This was an outtake from this post. I was just talking. Not acting, not exaggerating, just bein' me.

Speaking of that post...
Lulu's is offering a discount code for my readers! It's valid until Saturday, so grab your goodies now!

1. Bold or Understated?
My outfits are pretty bold... but I feel like I'm, personally, pretty understated, in a good way, of course. haha!

2. You have to survive alone in the wild and you only get to take one thing with you. Your choices are: A Pocket Knife, a Water Bottle, or a Book. Which do you choose and why?

A Pocket Knife. I will have plenty of entertainment and kindling in the wild- no need for a book. I know how to find water, so i'm good there. So I pick the knife.

3. Thirty Two Cows, Seven Eight Chickens, How Many Didn't?

I wondered if anyone would know this one. The answer is 25. :)

4. Would you rather die doing one legendary act of service or do small acts of kindness that may go unnoticed every day?

Small acts of kindness every day. They make the biggest difference. :)

5. Happiness is ________. (one word; fill in the blank)

balance

6. Can you laugh with out smiling?

Yes, but it's really creepy. I should have required a video with this one. That would have been hilarious!

7. Do you pop your knuckles?

yes... don't judge!



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Next Week's Questions:
1. Hamburger or Hotdog? (veggie versions count)
2. If you had to live on any other planet in our solar system, besides Earth, which would you choose?
3. Share a photo of an outfit that represents your personal style, please. (doesn't have to be of you)
4. Would you rather get ready for the day or get ready for bed?
5. You have to choose between never having eyelashes or never having eyebrows, which would you choose?
6. What do you want to be when you grow up?
7. Do you set your clocks right on time, or a few minutes ahead or behind?

8.21.2012

Strongest Suit- Lulus.com

Lately I've been thinking about how a dress is probably what I feel best in. I feel lady like, confident, and beautiful. Ever heard the song "Strongest Suit" from Aida?? It's all about being a woman, and how a dress is our strongest suit. (ok... maybe it's not the best example... but it's stuck in my head...)
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Well, I totally agree! What's better than wearing a dress that just makes you feel like a total lady? Nothing, I say!
(listen while you read)


This particular dress is the Freshly Picked Blue Floral Print Shift Dress from Lulu's. And well, I love it!
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Dainty pattern, awesome sleeves, vintage look? Perfection.
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And it's incredibly modest without adding lots of layers and covers.
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This is the picture where my heels sunk right into the grass. Gotta love being a lady, no matter the terrain!
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And while yes, I added tights, it wasn't for modesty purposes.
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Is a dress your strongest suit? Do you have a favorite dress that gives you that womanly confidence?

P.S. I have a bunch of sponsor spots opening up soon! Grab your spot for September, today! Before they're gone!

8.20.2012

Blogger of the Week: The Students Wife


This week's BOW is Miss Kate from her blog The Students Wife. I've known Kate for quite a while now, we went to high school together! She's incredibly nice, too too pretty, has the cutest little family, and awesome style. I just know you'll love her and her blog!

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Hi! I am Kate and I blog over at The Students Wife!  My life right now is focused a lot around the fact that my husband, Andy is in school full time and has been since I met him 5 years ago!  Since we are in school.. Did you see I said “we” are in school, I’m not taking classes but since he is in school.. I kinda am too..  Sooo.. since “we” are in school I have made it my mission to live life and to find cute clothes without breaking the bank.


Andy is currently going to Utah Valley University in hopes of graduating and then attending Medical School. One day my sister asked me what will happen to my blog name when He someday graduates.. I replied.. It will be FINALLY not a Students Wife! We have a few more semesters left of UVU and we will be applying to Med School!



 I love clothes, traveling, photography, DIY projects and hanging out with a darling little blonde two year old.  When I have spare time I spend it taking pictures of pretty much anyone that will model for me!  My love for photography started when I was young and has now turned in a small little business! I also am I licensed cosmetologist but I am currently work for Jetblue Airways so that I can travel as much as I can!




 These are just a few of our fun adventures we were on this year!

Come check out my blog to see more of them and follow along to keep up with our current adventures through this crazy thing called life!


-Kate

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Now hop on over to her blog! You know you want to!

8.19.2012

Talent, Pure Talent

I have some amazing sponsors this month! I wanted them to share some things they've made, with you. :) Take a look then head over to their blog's to see the rest of their brilliance!

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This gallery is one of my most favorite house projects to date. All re-used frames, SLICK spray paint, maximum results, minimum work, and complete with a smoking mounted antler set? How many people can say that? Not many folks, not many. This makes no sense. Which says a lot about me and my blog.

I love a Spanish drink called Horchata; made from rice, sometime vanilla and always with cinnamon. It's such a tasteful and refreshing drink I decided to make cupcakes with it, and they came out delicious! Hop on over and try out the recipe :)

Kintage is a fun, whimsical online shop featuring handpicked dress, jewelry, accessories and decor for your home sweet home.

Treat jars for my dog Sherman; buy jars and paw print stickers from hobby lobby and assemble in 25 seconds. :)

This is a bracelet I made my mom for mothers day this year!

I don't have a crafty bone in my body but I can bake with the best of 'em!

I designed this t-shirt for a Harry Potter road trip we took last summer!