Monday, August 20, 2012


Hey all!!!

I'm finally back!  I have had a crazy summer but now I am back in full swing!!  I revamped my blog with fun colors and a new logo.  What do you think?!

I also have a new sponsor!!  Check out Dandelion Dreamer by clicking on her button.  She has such a sweet and colorful blog!  Love it!

We started classes today at University of Tulsa.  It is crazy to think I am a sophomore this year!  I am still trying to decide my major, but I have my own place now, which means lots of cheap ideas for decorations and organization!  Get excited!  This is also our first game week.  For those of you who don't know, I am on the volleyball team at University of Tulsa.  I don't know what I would do without my team and I can't wait for another great year!

Can't wait to get back to blogging, hope everyone is doing well and had a great summer!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!!

Hey all!!

Sorry it's been so long since I posted last!!  These past two weeks since Spring Break have been absolutely NUTS, I've been so busy with everything!!

I'm sure many of you guys can totally relate to a crazy schedule!  I was going to post some nifty tips to keeping yourself organized and motivated for the home stretch of this semester, but then I realized that the greatest way to do that is through the LORD!!

Coming off of my Easter spirit, I just wanted to share a little bit about how I've been dealing with my stress.  Now, I am a have a very high stress personality so my methods aren't perfect but here are just a few things I've learned over the past two weeks I would like to share!!!

  1. GOD TIME! Seriously I have been terrible with my God time this semester--make it a priority to read a little of your Bible (it could be like one chapter or even one little section) and set a time aside specifically for prayer.  I like to shower power take the 15 or so minutes you are in the shower to focus on prayer.  I am easily distracted so I find the shower a good place to focus without my phone and computer in the way.  If you just do GOD TIME once or so a day, I have found it completely improves my mood!  It will help you stay focused on what's important and it makes it easier to find the peace that God brings in your everyday life.
  2. LISTEN!  Some times I get so caught up in what crazy things are happening in my life I forget to listen to what is going on around me.  When you're talking with your friends, make a conscious effort to spend more time listening than venting, no matter how stressed out you feel.  A lot of the time if you really put all your energy into listening you can cool down from your own stress and learn something from those you are listening to.  Also, set aside a little time everyday to just be quiet and listen to God.  Sometimes He wont say anything and you will just get time to chill, sometimes you will hear what He has to say.  He knows all your stresses, who better to go to for advice??
  3. BREATHE!  I tend to forget this one...a lot.  For the most part when I get really stressed out, I tend to make the situation more stressful than it really is because I get stressed about being stressed.  If you just take a step back and BREATHE the problem doesn't always get smaller, but you can clear your head and deal with it better.  A quick phone call to my mom or a friend usually fixes this too.  Remember--life is gonna go on at the same pace whether you stress about it or not.
Finally, the verse Proverbs 3:5 has really been on my heart lately and I wanted to share it with you guys, in hopes it might help some of my followers as well.  

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" Proverbs 3:5

Many of you have probably heard of this verse before,  I know growing up in church this was one of the popular ones.  But in Sunday school I remember always focusing in the "trust the Lord with all your heart" part.  I don't think I ever really understood this.  I mean definition wise I understand and conceptually it makes sense, but practically it is easier said than done.

Rather, this past weekend I have really been focusing on "lean not on your own understanding".  A lot of the time I don't understand how things are going to work out and I stress out about them until they do.  But God always knows how things will work out.  Often, I am not going to understand God's will for a while and sometimes not at all.  However, He is infinitely greater than I am and loves me and the people I love infinitely more than I do--so how does it make sense to lean on my own understanding instead of His??

Just some food for thought!!  I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Easter and a WONDERFUL week!!  I WILL be better at posting at least weekly I promise :)  

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Break 2012

Hey all!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!!  I know I am :).  This week is my Spring Break!!  While at first I was jealous of all my friends going to awesome places like LA, Cabo, and Panama Beach for Spring Break, I am learning that any time off can be GREAT time off!!

Cabo, where my roommate is...ok maybe I'm still a little jealous

This weekend I got to spend some quality time with my brohaw and his girl for St. Patty's day!!  It was great to catch up and hang out :)  TODAY my mom and I had a girls day and went SHOPPING!!  

I have holed up in our guest bedroom's gigantic California King bed and have done nothing I don't want to do since I got home!!  I have done nothing but eat, sleep, watch movies, and read.  Spring Break should be my job!!

My book of choice today is Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.  I have seen the movie so many times and absolutely loved it so I decided to read the book!!  So far Austen's writing is flawless and endlessly entertaining (review coming soon!!)

Isn't this a cute cover??

I have also been watching movies like it's my JOB.  Some that I have watched include Robin Hood Men in Tights (HILARIOUS), Anger Management (also HILARIOUS), and Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (always a classic favorite).   Tonight I'm going to choose between The Town, which I picked up at the library today and Extraordinary Measures which my grandparents gave me. I can't wait to watch!!  A review for one of them will be coming your way soon!!

Looks cool right?  (And who doesn't like Ben Affleck??)

This is my LAST WEEK to be an insane sweet freak, so I am indulging in a big way!!  You've got to have delicious food in bed with you while watching a movie or reading, it's a Spring Break rule!  Probably to my great disadvantage, I have discovered Betty Crocker Warm Delights.  They are dangerously delicious!

Does that look amazing, or does that look amazing?
I recommend fudgey chocolate chip cookie :)

I hope everyone is enjoying their week whether they are on Spring Break or not, remember to live a joyful life sometimes we have to learn to indulge!!  Watch a movie, read a book, or maybe just lie in bed doing nothing!  It's important to remember what the good life is, and keep it around in the midst of our everyday stressful life!

PS- Healthier Posts coming soon I promise!!  Give me a break, it's my week off :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Hey all!!

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In the art show at age 8, in my first pair of glasses!!

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Which frames do you like better on my favorite princess??
(yes I'm still 5 years old at heart)

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Saint Baldrick's

Hello everyone!

This post is in honor of one of my classmates that died this past weekend from childhood cancer.  I had many classes with Nate through out my high school career and he was always so happy and sweet, you rarely saw him without a smile on his face.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who feel his loss, especially his family.

A few of my classmates back home are organizing fundraising through Saint Baldrick's for childhood cancer research.

In honor of Nate, let's work to raise money for research on this devastating disease that has effected so many.

You can donate online by going to;

You can learn more about St. Baldricks by going to their website at;

You can get more information about the event for Nate in Parker, Colorado you can go to their facebook page at;

Sometimes the best sort of support is silent, through prayers and silent support.  Thanks to all of my followers for their prayers and support!!

Monday, February 27, 2012


Hello everyone!!  I hope you all enjoyed the fashions and films at the Oscars!!

There is a listing of all the winners at  I was surprised at all the awards Hugo received, I've never seen the movie but I definitely will after everything they won!

The Artist for best film was not a surprise, but also not really as satisfying as I would have hoped.  However, I was so happy that Jean Dujardin won best actor!!

I was also SO excited Octavia Spencer won for best supporting!!  The Help is such fantastic movie and she did such a great job, she looked gorgeous, and her speech was ADORABLE.

My best dressed??

Mila Jovovich in Ellie it ALL!!  I am a sucker for old fashion glam hair and make up and she executes it flawlessly.  Her skin tone looks fantastic with this shimmery cream color and those EYES-jealous!!

I also loved Jessica Chastain in Alexander McQueen!  This is a hard color combo to pull off and she looks AMAZING!!  Her hair is fantastic too, I wish I could be a red-head!!  Flawless!

Both best dressed ladies were definitely a surprise for me.  What do you think??

Thursday, February 23, 2012


My big brother is a celebrity!!  Clay plays basketball at Colorado School of Mines in Golden Colorado.  They are climbing up the D2 ladder and have a huge chance at the championship this year!!

Watch their feature at!!

My brother, Clay!  Isn't he precious!!
(Sorry ladies...he's taken)

You can also check out their schedule and cheer on the Ore Diggers by going to their website;

Here's the team!

PS- Check out my newest review post on my Reviews Page!!!