Dec 29, 2009

I'll take it.

-5 hours of wedding shoe shopping with 2 sisters and a cheeseburger break right in the middle?
-being bossed around by the mini bunny queen? (we've had a couple pretty serious sass-offs)
-still knowing most of les mis and taking on the sonatinas today?
-starting The Road but being a little nervous to really get into it?
-watching UP with the whole crew? (and all of us losing it in the first 5 minutes?)
-movie tickets on the fridge for mr. fantastic fox?

doing pretty good on my list, i'd say. and this is why i like making easy lists.

Dec 25, 2009

It's 55 degrees n sunny and now it feels like Christmas?

Here's to being home. Soft water, hard towels, girls-only shopping trips with Grandpa (smashing success!), baby maddy girl, delicious food, peace and quiet, bare feet, being taken care of, etc. It's weird to be all adults here and just doing whatever we want whenever we want. Can't wait to talk to Johnny tomorrow morning. Is it time to get my hair done if gramps even made a comment about my roots? I know, huh. Liz is so happy and so cute. Just really couldn't be more wholesome around here. Puzzles, sing-alongs, the works.

Here are some things I wanna do while I'm here:
-read a book
-bind the quilt I sewed last Christmas
-watch UP
-plan Liz's wedding
-play the piano
-hang out with Jill

Dec 23, 2009

Get me home!

Dec 22, 2009

Bonsai Bill

If I could make anything possible, I'd probably have a mini one a these guys to keep in my pocket at all times and in all places. (look at his hands!)

Dec 21, 2009

I think sometimes I forget how pretty it is here

(Mama-if you want that seasonal surge of excitement, just come spend like 3 hours in the lobby of the JSMB with me. We can watch the couple missionaries playing the piano and singing 'I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus' to all the bundled up kids passing through. I'm pretty sure that'd be enough for at least one year.)

Veronica Lake

Sometimes I'm too tired to even tuck my hair behind my ear and I just work like this all day. Or I'm too tired to take it off so I sleep in my coat all night. Or I'm too tired to go put my delicious homemade pot pie in the microwave so I just sit here and starve. It's been a long week, folks.

Dec 19, 2009

Pro/Con lists just aren't cutting it anymore

Prolly truly need this.

i like my house to be full of people

sue me

Dec 18, 2009

Have I mentioned how excited I am for this to happen? Cuz I am.

If only the $100 Liz (my baby sister) offered me to take 3 months off work and plan her wedding were really a viable option. Now that she's engaged, I refer to her as my 'baby sister'? Never done that before.

Dec 17, 2009

This doesn't mean I don't still love the postal system more than life

I made a mix of Christmas music that I was going to put on physical CDs and mail to you, but let's face it, it's the 17th. So we're going 2009 on this one. So just click the link right down there and you can download it. You have 7 days. And if you hate a song you can just delete it! Voila! Don't worry, sisters/veron/matt there's some Taylor on there. I hope everyone's having a great day.


track list for picky people who hate surprises:

Holiday Mood — Apples In Stereo
Santa Baby — Eartha Kitt
2000 Miles — Coldplay
Wintersong — Sarah McLachlan
O Christmas Tree — The Layaways
Maybe This Christmas — Ron Sexsmith
Silent Night — Zach Gill
Lo, How A Rose E're Blooming — Feist
It's Almost Christmas — Chris Garneau
The Friendly Beasts — Sufjan Stevens
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm — Dean Martin
Christmas for Cowboys — John Denver
All I Want — The Weepies
Christmas Is Coming Soon — Blitzen Trapper
Last Christmas — Taylor Swift
Holiday Road (Lindsay Buckingham cover) — Matt Pond PA
Holy, Holy, Holy — Sufjan Stevens
All My Bells Are Ringing — LenkaCold White Christmas — Casiotone For The Painfully Alone.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town — Jackson 5
The Blizzard — Camera Obscura
It's Christmas So We'll Stop 2008 — Frightened Rabbit
Peace On Earth/Silent Night — Dean Martin

i-i felt so sym bolic yes ter day

Going crazy for these monochromatic dishes at anthro. I can never decide if i love a million colors or barely there colors more. Obviously.

it's hard to look cute for a breakfast date

when you go to bed at 3. hello puffy eyes and weird face and slow brain.

Dec 16, 2009

we'll prolly just never get sick of this song

I love how much Alicia loves him. And I guess now's a good time to say how glad I am her braids are gone. Hopefully forever.

Dec 14, 2009

thanks again, becca

Sometimes I wake up in the morning with the teeniest sneekiest suspicion that today maybe isn't going to be the best kinda day. When this happens, and the weather is permitting, I just put on this coat to wear (and don't take it off all day), and pretty much it doesn't matter what kinda day it's gonna be, cuz I've got this coat. Weird how that works. And maybe shallow. But why is that shallow? It's comforting and warm and makes me feel good. Nevermind. It's deep.

I wish I didn't want so many things just as much as you do, I promise

But when people make shears this pretty and put ribbon/twine/cord on wooden spools, me wanting it is pretty far outta my control.

I know, join the club

I can hardly stand how much I loved Fantastic Mr. Fox. I think every person should see it. Totally worth the scariest snowy drive home. My mind can't even think about how it was made. It's kind of all I want to look at or hear for probably 2.5 months or so. Which is almost as long as I could eat pizza for one meal a day without getting bored of it—3 months and 1 week—to put things in perspective.

Turns out being stranded 7 avenues up isn't the worst thing that could happen to a Sunday

Breakfast: waffles and ice cream
Lunch: chili
Dinner: hot chocolate and blueberry cobbler

It's just so Christmas around here!
"There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity."
-Washington Irving

Dec 9, 2009

you can't see how deep it is okay you guys

Hey little block cutter tool, never do this to me again? It really hurts.

p.s. Most instacare centers close at 9pm on weekdays. And if you want/need stitches, don't wait till the next morning because then it's too late to get stitches and you just get an expensive bandaid and a good luck. Oh and a tetanus shot.

every stocking should have a bunny in it**

** thanks, meggy

Dec 8, 2009

salt lake i love you but

I'd rather have plowed roads then cute free parking meters for Christmas. Cuz really? If it's been snowing since like 2am, and now it's 10am, the roads are gonna need some attention.

Dec 6, 2009

I'm trying to take it slow but it's hard

These are just some videos I found. And I'll probably post more on other days soon. Even though I am almost certain no one will enjoy them as much as I have been. Please don't yell at me.
when i went to see the new baby and be a helper

when we slept in the car and hardly missed a shower

Salt Lake City-Sept07
when our house was so empty we had no choice but to dance

Dec 3, 2009


i want my long hair back

oh this?

just what i hafta wear around the house to not freeze my teenie bunnie body off. basically the story of my life since Winter 02.

Dec 2, 2009

product placement

Does it mean I'm an emotional shopper if I bought Dannon Light & Fit 60 calorie yogurt yesterday (even though it's nasty) just to pretend my parents still lived in the hotel down the street (where they serve this yogurt at breakfast) and that I'm going to go sunbathe by the pool at lunch like I used to?

Dec 1, 2009


this is where i was

this is what i saw
and this is how it made my heart feel

Nov 30, 2009


(i wish it didn't say 'the babies are coming' cuz that's dumb. but besides that!)

Nov 22, 2009

i've been playing a lot of rock band lately and i'd like to know

Why does a girl band have to be way better than a guy band does to not be considered ridiculous?

Nov 21, 2009

if morning after hair is any indication of the preceding birthday night,

(And I think we all know that it most certainly is)
Then I had a reeeeally great birthday.
I like my friends and family a whole lot.

Nov 20, 2009


I saw New Moon last night. I feel like a hypocrite. I didn't hate it. It was very entertaining. And embarrassing. Jacob wins. Vampires dress cute. The music ruled. I still have no desire to read the books or see the first movie. So I'm only a half-blood traitor?

Nov 17, 2009

Steals of the Week Pt. 1

Urban was very kind to me the other day. Extra 50% off all home sale stuff AKA Happy Birthday Kate! I'll probably show you everything I got cuz I love them all. We'll start with the pretty, pretty calculator on my desk. Original price: $28. My price: $2.50. Do I need a calculator on my desk? No. Sometimes is the sole function of an item to make me happy when I look at it/push its buttons? Yes. Is it kind of a mean trick to stick a solar-powered calculator in this basement with me? Yes.

Nov 15, 2009


my room has no heat, the rest of the house has no internet

Missing these bunnies double today

Look at em! I don't know how I couldn't

Nov 14, 2009

And here comes the snow




*and suddenly the electric starter in Kip's (from Spanish 3800 or whatever) giant truck doesn't seem so ridiculous.

Nov 12, 2009

I could really go for a slice right now OR This is mostly for my mom and sisters

I don't know what to say about New York besides that I loved it and I haven't stopped thinking about it since I got back. I wanna go there worse now then I did before I ever went. So that's dangerous. Overall: there was perfect weather and perfect company and perfect surroundings. And now I'll show you a million pictures. (Big thank you, Heather, for taking a million pictures.) I guess I'll just go by day.

Day One:

Carrie, Eric and I are the only Blondes in this city.
I like eye contact way too much for this city.
Subways stopping and making us take a bus aren't cool.
Times Square is just a giant Vegas.
Not impressed (is anyone surprised?)

bryant park rules

carrie's dream of meeting john stamos—realized. (After we saw him perform in Bye Bye Birdie. He totally double-took her and also told her 'she's tall' and signed her program. The play was kinda just so-so.)

Day Two:
Learning how not to smile at people.
Not everywhere's as dirty as Times Square.
If I don't move to the Brooklyn Bridge, The High Line is my 2nd choice.
I'd like to spend about 3 weeks walking around Central Park/Museums.
My body hurts.
I'm completely sold on this place. (oh, so that changed? weird.)

Chelsea market

Just a building. There are tons of these there.

View from the High Line-I could stare at this for probably 9 days and not get bored.

Staten Island Ferry. Really great lighting for a group shot.

Envelopes in the MET!

Ancient temple in the MET!

Gossip Girls

Central Park

This guy

Central Park

Happy friends

Day Three:
Stone cold face wherever I went! Obviously I was a natural.
Cupcakes for breakfast. Pizza for lunch. Pizza for dinner.
Flirting with Letterman employees.
Ground zero.
Yes, I wore that obnoxious bow in my hair for some portion of every day.
Strand Bookstore-I adore you.
Schlepping to Brooklyn.
Best night.

We saw this. With Bill Murray

"So we're in Italy and this guy just turns around and starts yelling at us..."

Grimaldi's Pizza

Manhattan, from Brooklyn

Our long-legged tour guides and their city

Heather loves this one. (so do i)

Day Four:

I can't believe it's our last day.
I might cry when we leave.
Let's go to 5th Avenue.

Grand Central Station

We spent a lot of time down here

and on here (so what if my feet don't touch the ground)

our puke green hostel walls

And that's New York! There are like 900 more pictures where these came from. And that's literally. My list of places to go next time is growing rapidly. In fact, I will probably start sending my headshot around so i can be booking some gigs there pretty soon.


having an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie for breakfast is basically like having a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast? I made em with whole wheat flour?

Nov 11, 2009

i want to live on the brooklyn bridge

new york was a dream.