Wednesday, July 25

Pretty Little Hangings

Lately, I've been loving art from Etsy.  

Here are a few beauties that I'm wanting to or have already invested in to hang in my new place.  

PURCHASED.  Via Pen&Paint

Via April&Me

PURCHASED Via JessicaIllustration

Via ArtEnchantedWoods

Via SilverRidgeStudio
I'm seriously DYING to buy that Deutch Vogue watercolor from Silver Ridge Studio.

Sigh... until then, I'll just enjoy looking at it on Etsy.

Monday, July 23

Just a Little Obsessed.

I don't know how many of you are following me on Pinterest, but I have quite the collection of pins, most of which fall into the category of: FOOD.

It's hard for me to remember exactly when my love for cooking began, but I think my earliest memory of culinary experimentation was when I lived back in my childhood home.

I remember mixing up some bread dough from the A-Z Kids Cookbook that my grandma gave me, heating up a pan on the stove (That I was barely tall enough to see over...), melting butter, adding some garlic, and throwing in flattened pieces of dough to make what I called "Fry Bread".  I can imagine it wasn't the most appetizing thing that I've ever made, but I loved to make it.  I honestly don't even know how old I must have been, maybe 10 or 11.

I also remember loving to watch the Food Network.  I loved watching Emeril Lagasse yell "BAM!!!" as he threw a pinch of salt into the pot, loved watching Rachael Ray crack herself up as she was cooking her 30 minute meals, and Mario Batali make pillowy gnocchi.

In short, cooking is my passion.

I do think that it's really important to have these passions to drive us and give us something to look forward to each day.  Even if I'm just cooking up another pot of Pasta Roni when I'm in a hurry, it's something I definitely get excited for.

What are some of your passions?

Sunday, July 15

Sometimes It's the Little Things

Sometimes, the littlest things are the ones that make my day. The simplicity of this song and these two girls makes me love the world we live in.

Tuesday, July 10

Life Update & A Promise.

Hi Everyone!

Wow, I'm really bad at this whole blogging thing, huh?  I don't really have an excuse other than I honestly have been completely, totally, and horribly exhausted since Miss Utah.  Seriously, I almost feel like I need to visit a doctor to make sure I'm okay, but I've decide to jump back on the wagon and blog the way I love!

Miss Utah was quite the adventure, I would still like to explain this live over video, so give me just a few more days and I'll try to manage a story for you.  I didn't win, but I sure had a great time.  I made amazing friends, learned that I'm stronger than I thought, and I did make it into the top 10 and earned myself the instrumentalist award.

(Those are the exact same awards I got last year, at least I know I'm consistently adequate!) 

Like I said, I will go into more detail later.

In the meantime, here are a few photos from my summer so far:

Summer 2012

As for my promise, I PROMISE to be more consistent with my blogging from now on.
Talk to you soon!!