Friday, September 30, 2011


So.  To follow up  Caitlin's great post about engagement pictures, it just so conveniently was posted on my OWN engagement day!  That's right!  I am engaged!  So now the talk to wedding is springing, including, and not limited to, trying to figure out WHAT to do.  Themes have come about...Let me run them by you and see what you think:

1) Hobo Wedding

Think of many bonfires, roasting sticks, a soup line, cut-off mittens for gifts, and a dumpster to serve great foods such as spam, leftover doughnuts and what not.   Include the bride (me) and groom holding cardboard signs saying, "We'll get married for money,"  or "No money, newly weds, starving students.  Any help accepted."

2) Zombie Wedding

Well, we just witnessed the great pictures Caitlin posted, so just think along the lines of that.  Some guests will have the privilege to dress up as Zombies and the rest will be given "weapons" (perhaps nerf guns or pepper spray) and they will attack (okay, bad idea on the pepper spray) the zombies and shall be victorious.  We could serve "brains" (Jello mold?) and guts (more jello?) for the food.

3) Pirates vs. Ninjas

So my side of the family/guest shall be pirates and his side of the family/guests shall be the ninjas.  Then we shall fight to the death, er, win.  Dressing up will be essential and as well as cool accents for the pirates and great stylized moves for the ninjas.

4) Cowboys vs. Indians

Pretty much the same idea as Pirates vs. Ninjas, except with Cowboys and Indians.  Perhaps the food can be some Thanksgiving food as the cowboys and Indians come together in peace.  (I know, I's the PILGRAMS not the Cowboys.  But still...)

Hmm...Well, I've got some good planning coming in here.  I'm sure we'll come up with something great.  But, to close this fabulous post, here is a picture of the happy couple:

Cute, right? This is just moments after being proposed to.  

Anywho, be looking for a wedding section for the planning on my pinterest soon. 

Monday, September 26, 2011


Here are some awesome engagements pics that my friend posted on FB via Pinterest. She posted them for her fiance to look at for ideas for their pictures ;) Enjoy! (I laughed pretty hard when I saw these)

Source: via Randee on Pinterest

Speaking of Zombies here is song by Stephanie Mabey titled: If I were a Zombie

Well enough about zombies. Cheerio! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Post on a Sandwich?

I got a sweet sisterly message from Erin today which said: "Dearest Caitlin. You have not updated the blog in a long while. Repent."

So here I am. Repenting. I don't even have much of an excuse why it has been so long other than my new church calling (Beehive Adviser!) and School. I wish I had an lengthy adventuresome story to tell you about how I was spending my time fighting dragons, flying to the moon, discovering a new species, etc. But alas such is the life of a college student. It is rewarding but it does not make a good story. 
So I decided to share part of my journal with you on eating a sandwich. No really, it is about a sandwich. Weird? Probably. I hope you enjoy it even though it sounds like it should be only a sentence (ex: I ate a sandwich today and it was good.)

The other day I had a fantastically amazing veggie sandwich with a homemade pesto yogurt sauce and a roasted red pepper as the 'meat' of the sandwich. I made a copycat version of the veggie sandwich from Paradise Bakery. As I ate the sandwich my heart was so full of gladness and I could feel the energy that came from the fresh vegetables and the sprouted wheat bread (Ezekiel Bread). I have never had that happen before with food. When I used to eat "comfort" food it would make me feel numb and pacified. This was totally the opposite effect. My soul was enlightened and lifted as I ate these nourishing things for my body.
I was a bit interested in why I was having a spiritual and uplifting experience while simply eating a sandwich. I read in the scriptures later on that day about the word of wisdom on and I gained a greater understanding of why I was having this amazing experience from my meal.

In the Doctrine and Covenants 59: 17-19
17 Yea, and the herb, and the good things which come of the earth, whether for food or for raiment, or for houses, or for barns, or for orchards, or for gardens, or for vineyards;

 18 Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season thereof, are made for the a benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart;

 19 Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul.

 What are the Doctrine and CovenantsWord of Wisdom, or the LDS church? Click on any of these links for more information, or ask me. I would love to talk to you about it :)

I felt that strength to my body and that my soul was literally enlivened. I feel incredibly  blessed with all of the food that God has put on this earth for us. The natural healing power that we can receive from eating right. I know that it is truly a gift from the Lord. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

French Tuesdays

Brilliance.  Sheer brilliance.  Can't get this out of my head.  Two of my favorites:  Jacques Cousteau!  And, Splish Splash!  Love.  PLUS it is in French.  Voila!  Enjoy.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Glitter Toes!

I came across this lovely website the other day, explaining on how to do your very own Glitter Toes!

I know, it seems rather intimidating.  Your very own glitter toes? Is it possible? I do not have the steadiest hand when it comes to painting my nails.  But I tried my hand on it.  It turned out fabulous.

I bought exactly what she suggested...I went to Sally's and punched the Gelous clear nail polish.  It was on sale for a bit less than 5 bucks.  Then I headed on over to Robert's and bought a pack of 5 different colors of glitter for a bit less than 5 bucks too.  (Thank you, 40% coupon, which, by the way, is ALWAYS available, everyday!).  The good news is, it hardly used any glitter.  It is definitely worth the money.  I mean, check it out:

I am sorry you have to look at my feet.  It's not pretty, I know.  But! I am ready to show off these babies (meaning my toenails...who'd want to see my feet anyways?) at the beach!  Bring it on!  (And yes, I am going to be at the beach verrry soon here!)

Friday, September 16, 2011

A few Saturdays ago, I went to CPK with Ryan for lunch.  As we were sitting there, a very flamboyant looking man entered, sporting a leopard pring shirt, black vest, crazy necklace, and a crazy mo-hawk.  I gawked and quickly nudged Ryan to get a good look at this piece of work.  Then we happily finished our pizza and forgot all about the leopard man.

Well, as I was scrolling through my usual dose of morning blogs the other day, guess what I came across while browsing cJane?


I nearly gasped when I saw the same flamboyant outfit, crazy hair, leopard man with his arm around Cjane.  Turns out, crazy, flamboyant man is Tyler Glenn, the lead singer of the Neon Trees.  You may know their hit single "Animal", yes?  It was a good thing I wasn't drinking anything...It would have shot right out of my mouth, I was so shocked.

But there ya have it.  Crazy, no?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Do you ever just come across something and start laughing uncontrollably?  Even if it isn't immensely just can't help but to laugh until you cry?  I just did that.  I saw this and started laughing and laughing and laughing:

I am still laughing.  I can't stop.  I need help!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Hour Glass

 Here I am doing my homework on a Saturday. It is quite lovely though. I am enjoying the beautiful weather outside while studying my Nutrition reading assignment. There is a dainty butterfly fluttering around my porch. I am listening to one of my favorite songs: Hour Glass by Mindy Gledhill. It is very magical. Listen to it and imagine my little porch with me sitting in a while wicker chair learning loads of info and you may understand why I do not mind my weekend of school work. Have an oh so loverly day. Ps. I weighed myself yesterday and I have lost 10 pounds in the last month. YAY!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Update on Life

Hey Everyone!

Here are some quick updates on my life:

I have been trudging my way through my first week back at school (literally trudging, aka my sprained ankle). Actually, I am really excited about school starting! I love school! It has just been a little hard trying to get to my classes because of my leg. It is healing though and I will be looking forward to being able to walk normally again.

Part of my school expenses went towards purchasing a new laptop. I am super happy about this. I purchased a HP TrueVision HD Laptop. Even though it is not a Macbook (which I totally would love one day) it was well the money I spent on it. Which means....drum roll please...MORE BLOGGING!

I am still eating healthy and I love how I feel. I wish I can exercise more but with my leg I haven't been able to continue my normal workout routine. As soon as I can (Monday? Hopefully.) I will start it up again. Today was also supposed to be the day I would weigh myself but I want to use the same scale that I started weighing myself on so I will get the most accurate results. The problem is that the scale I use is at the rec center. I guess I will have to wait.

That is all I have time for now. TTFN.