Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Recap.

Another year has gone by & what an amazing year it was....

My nephew has grown up soo fast & is the cutest
I moved to Orem, home to Salt Lake, & back to Orem... x2
Went to San Fransisco for the first time
Watched a million baseball games
Got new jobs & quit those jobs
Started my senior year of college!!
Ran my very first half marathon 
Fell in love 
Started an internship for school
Got really good at blogging (until this semester)
Went to a ton of friends' weddings
Found new passions
Tried many new & unfamiliar things and gained unbelievable experiences.
I know I'm the luckiest.

I can't wait for 2012 & what it has in store for me.
Graduation & becoming a 'grown up' is scary & exciting
but I'm so ready.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

bits of my break

My Christmas break has been amazing so far. I've been enjoying family and friends and lots of shopping. Grades finally came out and I'm pleased with the results- seeing as it was my hardest, biggest semester ever! Only one more to go! I love all of the beautiful lights, trees, and spirit at this time of the year! 
Tis the season. 

winner winner

I am a huge fan of the blog Gal Meets Glam. It has quickly become my favorite. She has amazing style tips and giveaways. Last week I was lucky enough to win her Shabby Apple Giveaway! I won the "Spanish Steps" dress on their website!! I was soo excited and it definitely made my finals week bearable! I just received the dress in the mail and can't wait to wear it! 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

the gift of a savior

During this Christmas season, it is difficult to not get caught up in the 'commercialized' version of Christmas. Finding was is truly important during the holidays brings gratitude and love to our lives. Remembering the Savior and his birth is what we really should be celebrating. I'm so blessed to be able to listen to the First Presidency's Christmas Devotional each year to refocus myself on the true meaning of Christmas. You can to listen to this year's devotional here

"This little child, born in a stable and cradled in a manger, was a gift from our loving Heavenly Father. He was the promised Redeemer of the world, the Savior of mankind, the Son of the living God. He was with his father before He came to earth in mortality, the Creator of the earth on which we stand."

- Henry B. Eyring (2010 First Presidency Christmas Devotional)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Holiday picks

Holiday picks
Here are some items on my Christmas wish list this year, 
but I also thought these would be perfect gift ideas for any gal!

1. North Face Black Fleece Zip Up- The North Face
2. Nike Free Run +2- Nike
3. Butter Nail Polish- Nordstrom
4. Frye 'Paige' Tall Riding Boot- Nordstrom
5. Nars Semi Matte Lipstick- Sephora or Nordstrom
6. Jessica Simpson 'Lafayette' clutch- Nordstrom
7. Glasses- H&M
8. 'Tapps' Oxfords- Steve Madden
9. 'Espresso' Michael Kors watch- Nordstrom
10. Pearl Stud Earrings- Nordstrom
11. Itunes gift card- Apple Store
12. Kate Spade Iphone case- Apple Store