Friday, July 31, 2009

sad day in provo

mode boutique in provo is closing.

this is incredibly sad because mode was the best store in provo. they always have the cutest clothes and accessories. their clothes are kind of edgy and a slice of perfection. i got my bb dakota flannel plaid shirt there, it is pretty much the greatest thing to ever happen to me.

to commemorate the store closing they are of course having a sale, so scoot on over there and get what you can before they officially close on saturday. i love a good sale, so this is a little bittersweet. their address is 45 n. university avenue in provo. click here to see their blog.

i'll miss you mode!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


i'm pretty sure this is what death looks like.

Monday, July 27, 2009

just a little wedding stalking

do you think this would fly at the temple?

and i am in love with this wedding and this couple is totally mormon. their pictures are beautiful, her dress is beautiful and i love the vintage feel. i love precious mormon weddings.

thank you a cup of jo

Thursday, July 23, 2009

that's a little shadey

today i had a mini-shade reunion with my former co-workers, shan'tel and rachel. we worked together in the original shade store in american fork and became good friends. unfortunately our fourth shade friend, mandy was unable to join us for the occasion. we had a delicious lunch at zupa's and then did a little photo shoot at our old store. we had a grand time reminiscing about our shade adventures.

reenacting this picture we took when shade came out with their baby doll a couple years ago

they said to pose like a model for this one and i got a little carried away...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

is it a little weird

...that i kinda sorta have a crush on jack white?
i mean he is slightly slash really creepy. i think he is just kind of mesmerizing. and i thoroughly enjoy the raconteurs, especially their song "level," though all their songs are good. and now he has this new band called the dead weather and the photo shoot is definitely creepy, but i you feel it too?

it's kind of like when michael scott was asked if he would rather be feared or loved and said, "i want people to be afraid of how much they love me." yeah, i'm kind of afraid of how much i love jack white. and as much as i strongly dislike renee zellweger, i understand a little bit why she was with him a few years ago.

but seriously though. is it weird?

Monday, July 20, 2009


draper days out.

this bug was terrifying and huge. i put it under a cup so we wouldn't have to look at it.
whoever moved that cup got a nice surprise.

this is andrea's boyfriend. his name is ladd.
no joke, well maybe the boyfriend part, but his name really is double d ladd.

alexis' favorite movie is 8 seconds...which she reminded us every 8 seconds.
jk, jk...but seriously.

i had to throw a little preciousness in there.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


say this in a southern accent like so...

"youuuu are a twooo eight (pause) one (pause) seven."

it helps to whisper "seven" and you can add things like "and you always will be." or "and i hate you."

say it a few times and you will have enough laughs to get you through an entire thomas family reunion and then some. remember, the southern accent is key.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


just one more day until...
click here to see the trailer. can't wait.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

on the beat

this is completely unrelated to the following post, but pandora just mixed aly & aj into my music...awkward.

if you have not had the opportunity to read the daily universe today, you are missing out. the daily universe is usually pretty boring in the summer, but not today.

highlight of the reader's forum...a byu student is gay. who would have thought it was possible? pretty sure i did and anyone else that has ever step foot on campus. i gotta give props to someone who isn't afraid to come out at byu.

oh police beat, how i love you...

jul 3: officers responded to a suspicious person at the bookstore upset about the deodorant selection. the person picked up a stick of deodorant, kicked it across the floor, then paid for the deodorant and left.

Monday, July 6, 2009

this night

top five reasons why i love this night:

1. the view from brooke's deck

2. peaches + milk + sugar = delicious perfection

3. i just did a hardcore workout courtesy of exercise tv on hulu

4. i am sitting outside at night and don't feel the least bit chilly

5. i get to read more of my new favorite book, the historian

i really could go on...apparently my favorite thing about summer is the summer nights, what's yours?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


we all know that i can't pass up a bargain and kind of have a shopping addiction. well, with that said...i got an amazing deal yesterday. right now at shade they are having a little sale. i have had my eye on the scoop neck 3/4 in jade ever since it came out this spring but have just been waiting for it to go on sale. yesterday while i was at my internship (which coincidentally is at shade) i was perusing the website and saw that this little number is on sale for $4.99. since i can't pass up a deal i walked on over to the other side of the warehouse and purchased it. apparently there is an additional discount going on for everyone and it ended up being only $3.71. can you believe it? i think i'm going to need the white one now too. i can't wait to wear it with a pencil skirt...precious.