22 May 2012

[Lovely Lacquer] moons in my eyes

I have been mooning over this manicure over on pinterest (pun intended.)  I decided to give it a try with some subtle colors for my senior recital back in April.  I love the way it turned out!  It was just as easy as it looks and is a great way to jazz up a simple mani. 

14 May 2012

Work in progress...

Welcome to the new blog! 
I'm still working out all the kinks, but I have some goals for this blog and fun projects to share. 
Check back soon!

29 February 2012


To say the last few weeks have been busy would be a major understatement.
I have been sick back to back with sinus infections, migraines, major allergies, and a horrible stomach flu. 
But there have also been some great times in past few weeks...

Choir paint war!

Decorated my wall with two of my favorite things, quotes and jewelry.

Last weekend was The Sound of Music...  I donned my old lady make-up and habit and was ready to go!

Sunday walks to the temple... 
I'm trying not to take for granted that I live in Hawaii "in the shadow of the house of the Lord."

20 January 2012

[Friday Favorites] Photo Shoot!

So I am going to have some of my fabulous friends help me with a senior pictures/headshots photoshoot, so I have been collecting inspiration!  I have found so many fun ideas, it's hard to decide which direction to go!  Here are some that I love:

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This would be fun with all of my music books!

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Dress nerdy/preppy and show off my glasses.

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Balloons with 2012.

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... and it won't be complete without some beach pictures! 

I have tons more insporation over on pinterest...  and I can't decide! 

16 January 2012


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This evening I decided to lay on my deck and look at the stars. 
And I didn't just see a black sky with specks of white. 
I saw the hand of a loving Heavenly Father in creating something just for me. 
I saw the beauty of the universe. 
I saw something that someone on the other side of the world can also look up and see. 
I saw a promise that if the Lord can keep the vast heavens in complete order, He can do the same with my life.

And in that moment I forgot all the troubles and worries and stress that sometimes threaten to overwhelm. 
In that moment I remembered the promise that a loving Father in Heaven gave to me:

"I will never leave thee, or forsake thee." 
Hebrews 13:5

13 January 2012

[Friday Favorites]

Naomi Scott's and Allison Miller's hair in Terra Nova.  Natural waves and side braids.
I will be trying this soon, hope my hair is long enough!

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On the subject of hair, I love Olivia Wilde's new cut! 

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Boy Meets World.  Always a favorite.

Fantasy Eyelid Primer Nail Polish Remover Pads

ELF essentials makeup.  My favorites right now are the Lipstick in Voodoo, the Eyelid Primer, and the Nail Polish Remover Pads.  Each for only $1 !!

09 January 2012


oh hey...

Have I neglected to acknowledge your arrival?  
Sorry 'bout it! 

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PS  I have a feeling you are going to be very good to me.  Thanks in advance.

25 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

1. egg nog or hot chocolate? Chocolate. 
2. does santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa is a first class wrapper.
3. colored lights on tree/house or white? white this year.
4. do you hang mistletoe? nope...
5. when do you put your decorations up?  the day after Thanksgiving.
6. what is your favorite holiday dish? hmm probably mom's fudge
7. favorite holiday memory as a child?  singing Christmas songs with the family
8. when and how did you learn the truth about Santa?  I can't even remember, but Santa still delivers to my house!
9. do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? yes, Christmas eve is when all the family comes over
10. how do you decorate your Christmas tree? many, many onrnaments
11. snow! love it or dread it? love love love it!
12. can you ice skate? haha no way!
13. do you remember your favorite gift? I can't think of a specific one, I love and appreciate all my gifts.
14. what’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?  spending time with the family and celebrating the birth of Christ
15. what is your favorite holiday dessert? mom's fudge and pumpkin roll
16. what is your favorite holiday tradition?  tons of Chistmas music, singing along, family dinners, two weeks off...
17. what tops your tree? a gold angel
18. which do you prefer: giving or receiving? definitely giving. i love tmaking handmade gifts
19. candy canes: yuck or yummy? yum yum yummy
20. favorite Christmas show? the Santa Clause, Elf, and Polar Express
21. saddest Christmas song?  blue Christmas?
22. what is your favorite Christmas song? waay too many to say, but I love to sing Carol of the Bells and I Saw Three Ships.

16 December 2011

14 December 2011

2011 trends to love.

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Bold lips.  They make me feel so fancy!

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Short locks.  I'm considering cutting my hair off super short, I mean look how cute these looks are!  Maybe I will this break...  Or after graduation...  Or after I get married (someday)...  Thoughts? 

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Maxi skirts year round.  At the height of 5'2" I should probably avoid skirts that make me look 2x shorter...  Why don't I?  They are sooo comfy!!

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Black on Black.  It is slimming, funky, and can be dressed up or down!

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Nerdy glasses.  I think this one is my favorite.  I may or may not have four pairs of glasses...

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Sparkle skirts.  As a performer, I naturally love all things sequined and glittery.  (I'm pretty sure that's a requirement.)  These skirts are no exception.  I think I might need one.  Or two.

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Stacked jewels.  This one can easily go over-the-top, but I like the idea of using complimentary, but not matchy-matchy, pieces to complete and look.

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Big blooms.  I think I wear one about every other Sunday.  Such a fun way to jazz up an outfit!

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Stripes!  They are everywhere (including my closet.)  And I love them.