She & Him

Friday, June 28, 2013

So this picture is the only proof I have that I actually attended the She & Him concert at Red Butte Gardens. That and a lot of failed attempts at an Instagram video... yeah, lets not talk about that. The only reason I have no pictures is because for some crazy reason it "wasn't allowed". Lame!
And I didn't even take this picture. My lovely lady friend Emily did. I was too busy trying to snapchat a pic when I got yelled at by security.. oops. Thankfully, Emily is a ninja and snagged this pic before anyone saw. So yeah, I was there. PROOF!

Let's talk about how I got these tickets in the first place. It was a lonely Wednesday night when at approximately 6:30pm someone amazing text me asking if I wanted two FREE VIP tickets to the She & Him concert... that started at 7:30pm. I immediately began texting basically everyone person in my contacts if the could be to my house in a half hour. My lovely friend Emily was the lucky gal to make it in time, and we headed on our journey.

We picked up the tickets along with a fantastic bag of goodies (ginger ale, sour gummy deliciousness, cereal in a bag, goldfish, the works) and were on our way to Red Butte. The most fantastic thing about VIP tickets is parking right next to the entrance and NO LINES! So we walked in, found some chairs and relaxed. However, something quickly caught our eye. It looked like a mini dance party going on at the corner of the stage. Obviously we raced down there like race horses to join. The opening band, whose name I should know but don't, was absolutely fantastic! Emily and I couldn't get over there awesome outfits! Unreal.

I'm just going to fast forward to when She & Him came on, because all that in between stuff isn't important. So I kind of love Zooey. (500) Days Of Summer is probably my favorite movie, and New Girl is the absolute greatest. Then when I found out she had a band... not real. Of course I quickly fell in love with her quirky and raspy voice. This show was absolutely incredible! I brought a friend who wasn't afraid to dance, so we danced our little hearts out, enjoyed the summer air, and took in the music. There seriously is just something about outdoor concerts and being around people that are so into the music that is just soo freeing.

I have become so used to little local shows, that I had completely forgotten how AMAZING an actual concert with a big time band is. No sound issues in the middle of sets, and everything just sounds incredible! And the crowd!! Man have I missed crowds. It seriously was just the most amazing show, and Red Butte just never disappoints. My all time favorite concert was at Red Butte, and since then it has been my favorite venue. AHH that is just the best part of summer. There is nothing better than an outdoor concert in the summertime.

Do any of you lovelies like She & Him? Were any of you there?!

Life Lately

Saturday, June 22, 2013

I figured since I have been a little absent lately, I would catch everyone up on what I have been up to the last weekend or two. Well first off, skateboarding. My friend Paige and I have taken up skateboarding/ rollerblading at the park as a fun new summer hobby. Basically, it has been the absolute best, and I can stand on the board without falling on my face now. Success!
Other than that I have been taken complete advantage of summer concerts! Last weekend I dragged my friend Kayla to Battle of the Bands down in Provo. I seriously was soo amazed by the talent at this thing. Seriously unreal. I went down there to meet a friend/ listen to his new band. The story of  how I met this wonderfully talented sir is a complicated one, but trust me.. his band is AMAZING! And the band members may or may not be quite handsome. Just sayin'

Anyways, the bands name is Strange Family. I definitely recommend looking them up on Facebook! But seriously, soooo good you guys! And I go to a lot of concerts!

So that was last weekend. This weekend was also a fun one! I got to see probably my all time favorite local band, Holy Water Buffalo, play at the Utah Arts Festival. It was soo much fun. The arts festival is one of my favorite things about summer, and I always look forward to it. There are some pretty talented people here in good ol' Utah, and I am always amazed at the talent and creativity there. This year there were dancers that danced on the side of a glass building. It was seriously incredible! I wish I could explain it better.

Anyways, Holy Water Buffalo was fantastic as always. It definitely turned into an interesting night when some unexpected people showed up at the front of the stage, but other than that it was a normal outing. It was also my first outdoor concert of the summer! Whooo! Hopefully there are many more to come.
Now for Friday. I got to go to Lagoon, and it was magical. Alright, maybe not magical, but it was pretty fantastic. I LOVE amusement parks. I could spend all day in one, although I did find out that I am turning into a grandma and have to take some kind of pain med before I start going on rides. Seriously though, first ride in and I had a head ache. When did this happen?! But yeah, it was great fun.

Best part of it all.. there was literally a group of four boys that looked IDENTICAL to One Direction. I am not joking you guys. IDENTICAL!!! We saw them around the park all day, and I think I had a connection with the Harry look-a-like. We totally looked at each other, and it was magical. Even if he was like 12 years old. Not really, but might as well have been.

We definitely rode a ride with them though, and now I can say I rode a ride with One Direction dopplegangers. Basically as cool as it gets.

My brother/cousin/friends also talked me into going on the ferris wheel.
Don't ask me why I didn't think about my extreme fear of heights before getting on this thing. Let's just say there was a lot of screaming and threatening to jump out.. maybe.

Anyone have anything fun happen over the weekend?

Pen Pals

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Alright ladies, I don't know if the rest of you have caught on to this lovely idea, but I feel like the term "pen pals" is certainly circulating its way through the blogging world right now... and I am soo in! So yeah, I am looking for some lovely pen pals! Like seriously, how fun does that sound?!

If any of you lovely ladies would like to be pen pals shoot me an email at

Let the fun begin!

*image via Pinterest


Friday, June 14, 2013

I don't know about you, but I am constantly thankful for this little corner of the internet that I get to share with fellow bloggers. I have never "met" more inspirational and creative people in my life. I am so thankful that every day I have the chance to be inspired by others, and that others are kind enough to share their inspiration and creativity with me. It sometimes is the only thing that keeps me going. Remember that there are people out there that think like me, and that are driven by creativity and passion.

I just wanted to share with you all a few of my favorite bloggers of the moment. There are seriously sooo many you guys, but I needed to keep the list rather short. I hope to do this more often, but here are some lovelies that just make me think and give me constant creative ideas on the daily. And I promise there are soo many more. I wish I could share them all.

Art Fawn.. you guys seriously. This lady is amazing. Her photos are always lovely, and her style is unreal. I am so glad that I stumbled upon her blog a couple months ago. She seriously is the sweetest, and you just can't help but want to be her best friend!

Chronicles of about someone who is always thinking of others. I promise you will just love her. Reading her blog always makes me want to better myself and help others. Also follow her on Insta! Her pics are the bomb!

Lifesize Paperdoll.. The lovely Maggey is always a constant inspiration to me. From her style, to making things happen for herself. She is currently living the dream interning in the incredible Seattle, and believe me... just read about some of her adventures and you will want to be her. Plus, she is freaking hilarious!

Owls In My Heart.. oh my goodness, where to even begin when it comes to the lovely Stephanie. Her words have the power to break your heart, and than put you back together again. I promise in a good way. This lady has a way with words, and her pictures are always a delight. She really is probably one of the most creative seeking ladies, and she inspires me so much.

Shake, Rattle and Ramble.. I don't think there is a blogger that makes me thing more than Meg does. Her posts are some of the few that no matter what I HAVE to read, because there is just always something there. She just has a way of putting things that completely changes your outlook, or just makes you smile because you are so happy that someone gets it. Like seriously every day you guys!

The S Diaries.. Shawnee is one of the raddest ladies I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know through blogging. She seriously is just one- of- a kind, and her blog is always such a pick-me-up. This girl always has the best quotes, and is such a cool hippie at heart. I just stinking love her to pieces! I want to be her.

Tightrope to the Sun.. I don't think I will ever meet a more talented writer in all my life. Seriously you guys, I wish she could write my life. I have never known someone who uses words so effortlessly. I seriously feel like I am constantly in awe at the beauty of her words when I read her posts. She is just fantastic ok!

Well I hope that you guys take the time to go and visit ALL these lovely ladies. It is definitely worth the time, and I'm sure most of you know of each other already. That is the other great thing about blogging. We all seem to find ourselves connected at some point. Isn't it great?!

What are some blogs that you constantly find as a go-to for inspiration, or to get the creative juices flowing??


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

But like seriously though, is there anything better than summer?? I always think that fall or spring are my favorite times of the year, but somehow it's summer I am always craving. I think with summer there comes a sense of freedom. The freedom of time to stay out late with friends, walking the streets or hanging at the park. The freedom to be outside in the night time with the warm air and cool breeze. The freedom of a new season and a new story. 

I feel like summer has already started off great! Days and nights (mostly nights) spent walking around with friends, playing tennis (even though you don't know how to), kicking a soccer ball around, deep conversations, farmers markets, flirting, going to outdoor concerts, meeting new people, skateboarding, swinging, witnessing drug deals (for real, it happened), driving with the windows down, blasting music, juggling (but not really), playing with exercise balls, riding bikes that or too small (or big), ice cream, pool days... the list goes on! 
I will try a lot harder to take some pictures of my summer shenanigans. But I'm telling you know... I have a good feeling about this summer. I think it is going to be a summer to remember. 
Now I will leave you with some pretty summer-like photos that are not mine, because I have zero so yeah... 

As usual I am no good at narrowing things down.. so I apologize for the large quantity of pictures. Aren't they lovely though??

What are some of your favorite summer time traditions/activities/shenanigans??

Love of the Morning

Monday, June 10, 2013

 So about a month ago I took a couple pictures to capture the morning light. I don't know about you, but I don't know if there is something more spectacular than morning light. I think I am a morning person. I love feeling like I am the only one awake. Like I am the only one up and thinking, and I get to watch the rest of the world wake up. I don't know what it is, but it is the only part of the day when my mind isn't going a million miles an hour. I think it's because I feel like everyone is still asleep, so I don't feel like I have to start worrying about everything until everyone else is awake and worrying.. 
I know these are completely random, but figured I would share them anyway! What is your favorite time of the day? Do I have any early risers here??

*image via Pinterest


Sunday, June 9, 2013

I don't really know what has been going on lately, but I just want to write. I have no idea what about yet, but I know it has to happen. Does anyone else get this way? It is like you have so much on your mind, and there is so much you want to say.. but the only way you can possibly think of expressing it is through the written word. I'm sure I can't be the only one.

I feel as though I have been so inspired lately, but at the same time I am constantly searching for inspiration. It is a very confusing thing. All I know is that I have spent so much of my time lately looking at beautiful pictures, and being thankful that so many people in this world have the ability to capture beauty and share it with the rest of us. I guess this is what I have been trying to do lately. I am trying to find that thing I can use to capture the beauty I see every single day.. I just don't know what it is yet.

It is funny to see the things that I have used as a creative outlet in the past that I don't really even think about anymore. For instance, music used to be my way of sharing something beautiful with those around me. I am not saying I was any good, but I think I definitely had the passion which is kind of beautiful on it's own. After I sort of gave up on music I moved onto fashion. All during high school I used my clothing to express what was going on in my crazy head. It was my creative outlet, but now I don't feel like I have one anymore. It is funny how things changed. How things that used to be so important to you kind of fade into the background, and before you know it they just aren't there anymore.

I am trying to find that creative outlet again, but I have no idea what that will end up being. I think my problem is once I think of something I never really end up following through. This can be a bit of a problem. I think I have an idea, but I honestly have no idea. I guess I will just have to wait and see.

I'm not really sure what this post even is. Just a bit of rambling. It is getting late, so who know what is happening inside my head right now. I'm not really sure if any of this even makes sense. I guess I will just have to wait and see in the morning.

Well, I don't know if I really have any more to say... So I guess I will leave you with some pictures and quotes that I have found to be most lovely as of late. I hope you enjoy them!

Angus & Julia

I know that I am probably way behind on this, but have you guys hear of Angus & Julia Stone?? Well they may or may not be my new favorite band of the moment. They are a brother and sister duo from Australia, and they are absolutely fantastic. Most of you have probably heard of this song right here.
Aren't they just fantastic?! It has been a really long time since I have found music that I seriously just can't stop listening to. To find an album that I want to play over and over again. Do you know what I mean? Just feeling that deeper connection to the music. It just gives you a little more than what you listen to on a daily basis. I don't know about you, but I think this is such a wonderful thing. Finding something that connects with you on a level you may not understand. My favorite song at the moment is The Devil's Tears. This song gave me chills the first time I heard it, and ever since I haven't been able to stop listening.
Also, let's just talk about how cool these guys are! Like seriously there style is unreal. Just a few examples..

I'm just going to go ahead and say they are basically the coolest. I mean do you see that beard?! What is that greatness?! Can't even handle it!
Do you have any music that you just love at the moment?!\
*Images found here, here, and here.   

I Wish..

Friday, June 7, 2013

Sometimes I wish I was an artist.

Actually, I ALWAYS wish I was an artist. Mostly so I could be in beautiful situations like the photograph above. Doesn't that just look lovely? Paint on your hands, inspiration in your mind, enjoying the mid morning sunshine. This picture just looks like bliss to me. So yeah, I wish I was an aritst.

On another note, my little brother graduated from high school yesterday!! Like holy cow, I feel like I JUST graduated. I don't feel like it has been long enough for him to also be graduated. I am so proud of him, and I am excited for him to experience the many adventures he has in store for the future.
P.s- apologies for this not so great picture of us. Haha I don't really know what was going on here, but it happened and it's the best I have got.

*image via Tumblr

Mister B

Monday, June 3, 2013

So as most of you know, my puppy passed away a couple weeks ago. I know a lot of people have a hard time understanding how hard it is to lose an animal, but I really feel like I lost my best friend. I just want to thank you all so much for the love and support you have shown me. Seriously though, I would not be getting through this if it wasn't for the people constantly by my side. So thank you all of you who have taken the time to send some words of encouragement. It really means the world.

I wanted to take a little time, and tell you all about my amazing puppy. I got Calvin for Christmas in 2003 I believe. It was basically the biggest shock of my life. I was not expecting a puppy, so when I saw him Christmas morning with a big bow tied around his neck... you could guess that I was pretty ecstatic. Every since he has been my best friend.
I don't know what more there is to say. He was just my best buddy. He helped me get through some of the toughest moments of my life. The moments when you just can't handle people anymore. He was the only one I could really just cry in front of without having to listen to people pestering me about what was wrong. He would just let me hug him, and basically be there for me. I know that is cheesy, but there really is just a comfort that only a dog can bring to you. Or I guess probably any animal.
He seriously was the strangest lab on the planet!! He never chased a ball (unless there was peanut butter on it), and spent the entire day sleeping. The one thing that he did love though was water (well, and food.. and me). We used to buy him little kiddie pools in the summer for him to go and lay in. Except after he laid in his pool he would go and roll around in the dirt which my mom didn't like.
I don't really know what else to say. These are just some of the FEW things that come to mind at this moment. I don't know... this post is obviously dedicated to him, and so here is a little message to my main pup..
Mister B/ B/ Fat Man/ Mister Bins/ Calvin,

I love and miss you more than you could probably understand. Life isn't the same without you, and I don't like this new routine I am forced to start living. I miss leaving my door open a crack at night knowing you would push your way through to sleep next to me for just a little while in the morning. How excited you got when it was time for breakfast. How every time I came home you would be waiting by the door. As soon as I opened the door you would lick my hand, and then go sit by the stairs waiting for me to come play with you. Having our daily wrestling matches, even though I could tell that sometimes you wished I would just leave you alone ;) The way you used to lay on your back with all your legs up in the air, tongue hanging out, waiting for someone to come give you a belly rub. I miss going outside to read, and having you lay next to me soaking up the sun. I miss you giving me "the paw", and when I would hug you, you would just lay your head on my shoulder. I miss our forehead hugs or whatever you want to call them. I just miss you. Things will never be the same. I just want someone to be as excited as you were to see me every time I came home. You were the best pup in the entire world, and I won't ever forget you. This little paragraph isn't even close to explaining all the things I love and miss about you.
Thank you for being my best friend, and for always being there. I can't wait to see you in heaven. You better run to me first ok? I love you B. Forever and always.

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