Yesterday I had lunch with my super cute friend Joelle Duff. We've known each other since we were three years old and have been friends ever since. Life has definitely gotten in the way over the years and we don't get to see each other too often. But we had a fun afternoon yesterday eating delicious food at the Corner Bakery (you have to try the chicken pesto sandwich), enjoying yogurt at Golden Spoon, and picking up a few essentials at the Brea Mall. Joelle has the cutest blog! Check it out at wherewelove.blogspot.com. Joelle came up with this fun idea for 101 things she wants to do in 1001 days. Well she got me totally inspired to write down my goals and new years resolutions (one of which is to start blogging more...hence my first post in like 2 months). I found this great article on the Real Simple website this morning called "9 Secrets of Motivated People". Most of the ideas were things I had heard before like telling people what your goals are and making sure you write them down but one of the ideas I loved was to "remember the deeper meaning." They talk about not just focusing on the end goal but learning to enjoy the journey. Gordon B. Hinckley once said "Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured." So that's going to be one of my main goals this year and I've decided that Miley Cyrus is providing my theme song: "The Climb" (don't scoff...I love me some Miley). And once I've got a more refined list of new years resolutions I'm going to share them on this blog so all 3 of my readers can help keep me on track!
I've decided I want to be the person who delivers the Publisher's Clearing House gigantic checks. I just saw one of their commercials and the people just look so dang happy. What a great job that would be.
It also reminds me of that episode of the office where Michael hits Meredith with his car and then they have the 5K Fun Run for Rabies and Michael just has to have a giant check to deliver to a doctor that costs them like half of the money they made with the fun run. Hysterical.
1. Project Runway...I just started watching yesterday and I'm hooked.
2. Tim Gunn...Thank you, MOOD!
3. Mondo...He better win. His designs are out of this world! Did anyone else notice that every other contestant last night said that Mondo should go to fashion week? I CANNOT wait to see his collection.
4. Twitter...I'm totally addicted. I check it like 50 times a day. I just love knowing what's going on as soon as it happens.
5. Diane Keaton in "Something's Gotta Give"...She is so fabulous. When I'm rich and famous I'm going to have a house in the Hampton's just like hers.
6. Jack Nicholson in "Something's Gotta Give"..He is also fabulous.
7. The soundtrack to "Something's Gotta Give"...can you tell I watched that movie last weekend for like the 100th time and fell in love with it all over again? And the soundtrack is totally fab. I made delicious pasta last night while listening to it and felt so chic.
8. The Ellen Show...She is hands down the funniest woman on television.
9. My new black jeggings...I was super skeptical about the jegging at first and then I found some on clearance at Target last week. They are the most comfortable pants ever and they fit even when you're having a fat day. Thank goodness for lycra.
10. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies...Nothing says fall to me like these cookies. I think I ate five of them yesterday...or was it ten?
My incredibly fashionable friend Alex had a a link to The Sartorialist on her blog a couple weeks ago. So I clicked on the link and fell in love with this website. Scott Schuman worked in the fashion industry for years and now on his blog he posts gorgeous pictures, mostly of stylish people he meets on the street. He says on his blog, "When I worked in the fashion industry (15 years), I always felt that there was a disconnect between what I was selling in the showroom and what I was seeing real people (really cool people) wearing in real life." I'm getting totally inspired by the beautiful and confident women (and men for that matter) he posts pictures of.
This girl has been my favorite so far. Isn't she fabulous?
And since it's Fall fashion show time he's also been posting amazing pictures from all the runway shows. I'm in love with these clothes from Jonathan Saunders. The colors are fantastic!
This is my cousin Lori's recipe and it is so delicious and so easy to make! I've made two batches in the last week. Enjoy!
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp onion salt
1/8 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp dried thyme
1 cup fined chopped chicken
2 cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
*To cut down on the calories I used light cream cheese and reduced fat crescent rolls. I also added quite a bit more chicken so I could add more filling to each roll.
Mix first 6 ingredients then add in the cooked chicken. Separate 2 cans of crescent roll dough into 8 rectangles and press perforations to seal. Spread about 1/2 cup cream cheese mixture over each dough rectangle. Roll dough, jellyroll fashion, pinch seams to seal. Cut each roll into 5 pieces; place seam side down on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
I'm interning at Good Things Utah this semester. Well on Thursday we had some pretty sweet guests...Shawn and Marlon Wayans! They were hysterical! And they even let the lowly interns snap a photo with them. Check them out making chocolate cupcakes with Reagan and and Tami Vincent (from Kneaders Bakery).
Bones is my newest addiction. I just can't get enough. If I had nothing else to do I'd probably just sit on my couch all day watching this show. How did I never know about this before my mission?! I love all of the characters but of course the main eye candy is FBI agent Seeley Booth aka David Boreanaz. I totally loved Buffy and Angel as a teenager and Mr. Boreanaz is just as dreamy now as he was then...even without the fangs. The fall season premiers on September 23rd and I cannot wait to find out what happens when Booth and Breenan are reunited after their one year sabbaticals! I'm such a sucker for these love stories that tease you season after season until the main characters finally get together. You know the ones: Jim and Pam, Ross and Rachel, oh and my personal favorite...Louis and Clark. The suspense kills me!
Hey y'all! Well I've been back from my mission in South Carolina for almost three whole months now! I've been meaning to get back to the blogging world but I've just been too dang busy catching up on TV shows, movies, music, and books I missed while I was gone. A girls got to have her priorities, you know? I had a fab summer going on vaca with my fam and traipsing around p-town with my best friend Karen. Highlights included trips to Yosemite, Sequoia, San Diego, and the Cedar City Shakespeare festival. I also got to hit up the Home Run Derby and All Star Game at Angel's Stadium. Karen and I earned our fair share of frequent shopper miles at Target and H&M and ate plenty of 100 calorie Klondike Bars (sooooooo good). And who can forget my first open mic night at the Gypsy Den in Santa Ana! No I didn't perform...just listened and drank out- of -this-world hot chocolate. Now I'm back in Provo learning how to be a reporter and attempting to survive a singles ward. Wish me luck!