Sunday, August 29, 2010

she & him

you know how i love zooey deschanel? andrea and i went to the she & him concert last week. it was amazing. as if it were possible, i think i want to be zooey even more now. she is so cute and nice, and sounded just as good live as she does on their albums.

we're so indie...
i had plans to kidnap zooey and force her into best friendship...and they were successful. we're hanging out right now.
*love the good quality photos.


so we had a picnic with sandwiches from sensuous the other day. i finally got to use the picnic basket that i purchased three months ago...i had high hopes for my summer.

i decided to break out this precious quilt that i made a few weeks ago for the occasion...
precious, right? i told everyone that if they got food on my quilt i would cry and/or murder them. it was kind of a tense meal.

i got all of the fabric for my quilt here.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

yes please.

i am in love with this dress by prada.
and since i will never be able to afford this dress, i thought maybe i would be able to find a dress like it closer to my price range, but oh wait. that's impossible. so what's a girl to do?

hold the phone. didn't i go to college for 4+ years for something? oh that's right. i majored in clothing construction (not orthodontic sales, surprisingly) and can make my own dress.

sometimes i wonder about myself.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

on pudge's mind

so i don't usually post these kinds of things on this blog because i like to keep it pretty light and fun but i just think i am going to post this anyway. because guess what. this is my blog and i can do whatever the h i want.

i heard these quotes recently and i think they really put things into perspective. this life is hard and sometimes you forget how it all works. i'm grateful for quotes like these to help me remember.

"many of us fall into this trap - judging our individual worth by comparing ourselves to others. this view of worth results in one of two serious mistakes: either we imagine ourselves better than we are because we think we excel where others fail; or we are too hard on ourselves, thinking we do not measure up to others. faced with these misperceptions, we may settle into a false sense of self satisfaction, or strain to match the accomplishments of those we believe are ahead of us, or give up all together. our vision is clouded when we forget we are not in competition. as children of our Father in Heaven, we are already unique and valuable, beyond anything we can achieve in this world." -john c. taggart (all things in wisdom and order, aug. 2010 ensign)

"though you may feel that no one can understand the depth of your despair, our Savior, Jesus Christ, understands. He suffered more than we can possibly imagine, and He did it for you. you are not alone." -dieter f. uchtdorf (your happily ever after, may 2010 ensign)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

oh hey lake powell

so i went to lake powell with andrea's family and martha. it was a grand old time.

"i'm a bronze goddess"...kind of.

you know how i live my life in fear? well, i am now a more daring version of myself. while i was in lp i wake boarded, knee boarded, hiked, drove a wave runner...and the list goes on.

if you want to see more pictures, click here.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

in a pickle

you know how pickles are my favorite? do you know why they are my favorite?

nana made the best pickles in the whole world. i am not even exaggerating. she passed away about 13 years ago and my dad's family has been trying to figure out her pickles (among other recipes) ever since. a couple of my aunts have the recipe just about down.

last weekend brooke and i decided maybe we can get it right on our first try...
after several phone calls to my aunt eileen and mother, this is our result. i'll let you know how they turn out after thanksgiving when we're allowed to open them.

Monday, August 2, 2010

florence + the machine

i can't get enough of this song. i look forward to the eat pray love (which i can't wait to see) trailer to come on in commercial breaks just so i can hear it.

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oh, and this one is pretty good too.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

non-digital photos

so we had the thomas family reunion last summer and i decided to take my 35mm camera along and take some pictures. i just got the film developed (yes, a year later) and these photos are the result.

the first three photos are on the side of the road between ouray and durango, the rest are at mesa verde. all in colorado.