Monday, October 15, 2012


My trip out to Utah was so wonderful. 

My mother and sister got onto the same flight as mine (I had a promo code and got round trip tickets for $14, thank you JetBlue!!), so we left on Wednesday, 10/10. We landed at about 5 or so. My dad was able to pick us up from the airport since he had driven up early to help with the wedding prep. From there we grabbed dinner at Olive Garden and headed to my nephew's varsity football game. Then it was off to visit old family friends, where I stayed the night. 

On Thursday was my oldest nephew's wedding. It was beautiful and wonderful. 

Walking out

I totally kept my cool, until seeing Rachel's embrace with her father. It was so touching. 

Beautiful Bride

Candid happiness

They had the exchanging of rings right before the reception for all of the family to see. 

Sadly, my phone died after this photo so that's it from the wedding. The reception took place at Noah's in Utah. Which is a beautiful venue. 

On Friday, we met up with my sister's family (minus the newly weds, of coarse ;-p) to head up to the mall!

First we stopped at Scheel's, which is a huge sporting goods store (Imagine 3 Cabala's in 1) then headed off to the new mall City Creek. 

City Creek is a mall that they built around the Creek across the street from the temple. Seriously, like the most beautiful mall I've ever seen.

After the mall, we headed back into Utah County, where I had a buddy Paul pick me up. From there we met up with our friends Jamie and Elric and went to dinner. 

Then we met up with Tui, my boyfriend's sister in law to head back to their house. Her and Steve were having a little get together so we had a good time and I stayed with them the night. 

The next morning we met up with her mother and her daughter Spencer. It was soo good to see little Spencer. She's getting so big, and is absolutely just to cute!

After spending the earlier part of the day and afternoon with Tui while Steve was at work, I got picked up and headed up to Park City to visit my dear friend Ariel. 

We had a blast checking out the Park City night life scene.

The next morning we went to brunch at one of the restaurants she works at, Riverhorse. It was one of the most beautiful restaurants I've ever been to, and their food was fabulous. 

I didn't take a picture of my food (by the time I thought about photos I was about half way into my meal) but I ordered a duck eggs benedict. It was amazing. 

Finished the brunch with a Creme Brulee, and we were set!

Such a wonderful trip, but I am definitely glad to be home, especially in my own bed. A different bed every night can take a lot outta you.



Tuesday, October 9, 2012


I want to apologize, there will be no post this week. I leave tomorrow to go to Utah for my Nephew's wedding. I am so excited to have a few days away, though I will miss my boyfriend dearly. 

I'll be back next week!

Have a good one!!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Entry Way

You may remember a while back that at the garage sale I purchase an entry way piece that I was really excited about.

Well this weekend we finally hung it!

I apologize I didn't get any pictures of it going up, I give my boyfriend mad props, he hung it while I was out shopping with my girlfriend (mind you we had decided he was going to), but I was very excited that he actually followed through!

A few weeks ago, when we went to home depot to buy our patio plant  we also picked up a few items to help us hang this piece. 

The first thing we purchased was the actual hanging kit. Since it's a little heavier, we needed a heavy duty hanging kit, which we found at Home Depot for about $8. It hangs up to 100lbs. 

And then we bought hooks to go under it. 

I was bummed that they didn't have any silver hooks that worked, but settled on a gold set with the intention that when we paint this piece (decide on a color, I have a few ideas) we'll paint the hooks as well. 

So when I came home from Ikea, this is what I found:

Isn't it wonderful?

I'm in love. I can't wait to start painting it, but first we need to set all of our colors. I'm set on doing greys, teals, and yellows throughout the house, with pops of red in the kitchen, but we'll figure it out as time progresses. 

Also, for the patio, I bought a new fun thing! But the walls ended up being concrete, so we'll have to buy better tools to hang everything. Hopefully we can get this taken care of this weekend. :-D