Thursday, March 29

Oh , how I love cupcakes.

So, to prepare for Miss Utah, I am totally "watching my nutrition". Usually I'm not a huge sweets person, but ever since I've been eating healthier, all I want to eat is chocolate cake.

Last year, I made these little beauties, and I'm thinking about doing it again...

I think we all agree I need to bake more.
And by "we all" I mean me and the boys at work.

Wednesday, March 28

Miss Utah Preparations!

Hello everyone! Sorry I've been M.I.A. the last two weeks, I have been working hard getting ready for the Miss Utah Spring Workshop (a.k.a. the deadline for ALL paperwork.... ahhhh).

Miss America Crown
I've put together a resume, a platform statement, and also have been working on my service projects. Want to see what I've been working on?

Visit and take a look around! There is a link to my survey there on the right hand side, and also up top. Please take a minute to fill it out, it really will help my cause & will contribute to the site. I only have one parent survey so far, so please share with family and friends (or you could BLOG about it..!!) I need your help!

I've also been working on putting together a carnival to raise awareness for my bullying platform, and also raise money for Children's Miracle Network.

If you would like to make a donation, please click here and help me raise funds for this worthy cause! Each contestant is required to raise $250 in order to compete, but I have set the bar a little higher because I really believe in this organization and 100% of the money raised goes to Children's Miracle Network.

I probably will be posting a lot more about my Miss Utah preparations as time goes on, so keep an eye out! You can also check out our headshots here.

Here's My Competition Schedule:

Rebecca Johnson, Miss Nebo #41
Group: Sigma

Wednesday: Swimsuit
Thursday: Evening Wear & On-Stage Question
Friday: Talent
Saturday: Announcement of Top 10 & Crowning of the new Miss Utah

Ticket packages for the whole week go on sale April 9th!

Tuesday, March 13

I love art.

Nuit Blanche from Spy Films on Vimeo.

Umm, hello, is this not the most beautiful thing you have ever seen? The music is enough to make your heart swell, let alone the actual video.

It is art like this that makes me realize how beautiful humanity can be.

Friday, March 9

Loving me Some Gold This Week!

Lately I have been obsessed with GOLD.

I've found these little gold items, and just wanted to share!

Sequin Skirt & Leopard Print Blouse via Express
Necklace & Earrings via Forever XXI
Michael Kors Gold Tone & Tortoise Acetate Watch via Macys
Sam Edelman Almond Patent Flat & BCBG Clutch via Endless

Stay tuned for some Spring finds soon!

Also, remember to share my blog w/ friends so we can do our giveaway!
We're half way there guys! ;)

Wednesday, March 7

KONY 2012

You may have seen this video floating around online... If you haven't watched it yet, I highly recommend you do. Pretty powerful & heartbreaking stuff.

Monday, March 5

Things are Getting Personal Up in Here! (Why I'm Going back for Round 2)

I had a fellow blogger ask me what I am doing differently this year as I run from Miss Utah, and also why I am competing for a second year.

Well, to answer that question, we're going to have to delve into my past a bit that I was wanting to keep off of this blog, but it's who I am & what drives me now. Therefore, I'm gonna go there.

A month after I won Miss Spanish Fork in March 2010, things started to get a little crazy. My boyfriend at the time was having some real life changing experiences, which changed my life as well. We were pretty serious, and he took priority over everything in my life. He was more important than my family, work, school, & my pageants because I loved him so much!

To me, it wasn't a big deal back then, I was happy with him & everything was going alright. I did realize there was a problem, and that I was wasting away my opportunities, but I'm a loyal person, so what he was going through was most important. These experiences he and I went through together were more than life changing, it was more like earth shattering & heartbreaking.

In May of 2011, we broke up. Just one month before the Miss Utah Pageant.

So, I kept busy. I got to work. I spent that month with people who inspired & motivated me, and was selfish. I focused solely on myself & ended up placing in the top 10 & winning the instrumentalist award at Miss Utah with that month of preparation. I was proud, but knew I didn't put in all the work I could have. I had let people down during my year of service: My director, my city, and my attendants, and for that reason I'm back.

I'm ready to work my bum off and do my best in competition. I would regret it if I didn't compete again, and I want everyone to know that I truly appreciate what you have done for me. I have so much support all the way around from family & friends.

So, what am I doing differently this year? I'm working hard. I'm focusing on my anti-bullying campaign and becoming the best person I can be. I am a better person today because of the experiences I have had through the pageants, and it has instilled confidence in me that I didn't have before. Competing within the Miss America Organization has taught me how to be a strong, independent woman, and how to contribute to society.

I think about the pageant every day, it is something I will do my best at, and as long as I walk away feeling that I did the very best I could have done, I will be okay with that. I may not even be what they're looking for this year, but I'm going to be true to myself and be happy with whatever the outcome. 'Cause I feel good!

Thursday, March 1

Apreski Boot -- Want List or Hit List?

Is it weird that I really want these boots?

Apreski BootI'm kind of in a love/hate relationship with them. Is this a fashion find or a faux pas?

I mean, what could I WEAR them with?? Snow pants??

Maybe I just want them because they look toasty and this office is FREEZING.

Definitely need a 2nd opinion people!

(boots Found here.)