29 February 2012

{say something}

after a very long deliberation period i have decided i do still love blogging.

so with the new addition to my life i created a new blog to share all my thoughts and ramblings.

read all over was a good time but my life is even better and way more fun that it used to be so hopefully i actually stick to writing periodically.

check it...


22 June 2011

this is the countdown

trying my hardest to not count down the days & hours.
but when it's less than a week away, i can't do much to make the minutes go by faster. 
and even though there is still SO much to do, i could not be more ready for what i'm about to face.

5 days, 23 hours, 25 minutes, and 54 seconds.

16 June 2011

little secrets

besides stalking every wedding blog i've heard of on a daily basis, there are a few other things i am currently obsessed with. 

and because i am so great at making a list in every blog post i thought i'd continue the tradition.

here are my summer obsessions:

maxi dresses
since my days of shorts and skirts above the knee are about to come to a swift end, i have invested in a collection of these beauties. 

{i'd like to wear one all of the days of summer}

the clarisonic
because i work at a spa with skin care professionals i got quite a deal on this sucker. needless to say the four brush heads and four speeds clean my face like never before. 

{six times cleaner and six times happier}

the high bun

who ever decided this effortless hairdo for the greasier days would be the newest craze is my hero.  this was just be my bed time hair but now it's my day time up-do.

{hello instant face lift}

bentley williams

so proud of all my slc crazies on the bach these days. have to say i enjoy the show half as much without his antics.

{i love dramatic television}

travis wall

can't deal with how great this choreography is. always a masterpiece with that guy.

{sytycd season eight will delight}

15 June 2011

one plus one

in honor of one of my top two favorite celebrity couples i give you this:

video taken by mr. shawn corey carter himself 
of his gorgeous and amazingly talented wife. 

stolen from jay's own "blog" {of sorts} life + times
one of my most frequented sites.
{i'd recommend checking it out}

what a set of lungs.

31 May 2011

we never change

since the weather refuses to change, i thought i'd make a few of my own changes. 

{namely a new blog layout}
because heaven knows all that yellow was a bit much.
but the change in weather isn't the only thing i am looking forward to.

you see this summer is bound to be one of the best. 
but before the celebrations begin, there are a few items i need to check off my list.

#1: Reporting
Against my better judgement I enrolled in Spring Term
Unfortunately, that is the tricky part of actually graduating... too many classes, so little time. 
So here I am, spending all the rainy days of this Spring writing for the school newspaper. 
Yep, thats right, two to three times a week you can see my byline in the Daily Universe. 
But now I have a mere two and a half weeks and approximately four stories and two projects to complete. 

counting down the minutes...

#2: The best day
{photography by the wonderful mikki platt}

Four weeks from today I will become one half of a whole lot of fun
I will officially be a married woman and starting a new life with my favorite guy.

#3: No more miss wedding planner
I can't say the new last name is the only thing I am looking forward to...
on June 28th, wedding planning will be done forever.
between work and school i spend most moments avoiding the whole process until forced to do so. 

don't get me wrong, it's been loads of fun, but definitely hard work.

#4: Moving
moving is hard enough, times that by two and all i have to say is yikes
not to mention the fact that the only furniture we have is a dining room table. 
never fear. this is one of the more exciting list items and i am more than ready to start moving in. 

plus, there are a few more events i am fully ready for to kick off my summer...

the final harry potter
mixed emotions on this one. what will i do after my favorite wizard moves on with his life?

the fourth of july
although practically minutes from the blessed union, this fourth of july has plenty in store. can't wait to spend every waking minute with my family.

the baby
not mine guys, don't worry...
jack the cutest little texan cowboy that i have yet to meet. 

it all begins in sixteen days.

21 April 2011


what a cutie.

congratulations to my bro and sister in law for their new arrival! 

yay for a boy in the jenson family!

can't wait to meet the little bugger.... san antonio is WAY too far away.

05 April 2011

my wish.

sometimes i get pretty sad about the fact that i will never be gifted with teleportation.

times like when i am late to work and there are potholes on the freeway.

or when i am dying for something other than provo amidst the snow packed april weather.

or when a quick jaunt to campus becomes a two-hour escapade through various Y-lots and side streets. 

or when i am desperate for a little diet coke and i am stuck at Caffeine Free University for 10 straight hours. 

or when i don't get to see my nieces and nephews for months.

or when my legs are cramped and my butt is numb on a 12 hour car ride to the closest (warm) beach. 

yeah. times like those.

29 March 2011

change of plans.

did I see this coming? maybe recently.

could I have predicted it two years ago? not a chance.

I vowed I’d be single till at least 25...

I wanted to travel the world.
I wanted to have fun and date loads of boys.
I wanted be single while I started a career.

Yeah well. I didn’t really know what I wanted.

Sure I've traveled the world
I've definitely had my share of fun and dating.
I've completed three years of college (almost), been accepted into a competitive nationally award winning public relations program and completed my associates degree (if BYU had one)

I’ve done a lot. 
but I had a plan...A plan to do even more. 

(and jeff wasn’t in any of those plans.)

See that’s the funny thing about life. You can’t predict anything.

Jeff may not have been my plan, but he was definitely someone else's.

Nothing about our relationship has been chance of coincidence. No surgery in Germany, no four-month stay in London, no previous relationship. nothing.

Jeff and I are absolutely 100% supposed to be together.

That’s why I have forgotten about all those silly plans. Yes I have plenty of life to live, plenty of time to face and plenty of experiences to encounter...

but why not do it all with my best friend?

That’s why on June 28, 2011 I will be married to the perfect boy

against everything I ever promised myself.

I’m glad I was wrong.

because as someone once told me...

11 March 2011

new soul.

i have a feeling this spring is going to be one of the best yet.

just as long as it includes a little bit of this:

and a lot of this:

and i don't care if all of this required a little school ditching. 

totally worth it. 

15 February 2011

behind the clouds.

this is where my head is today.

more specifically,
portobello road
cath kidston
convent garden
the west end
kensington gardens

all my favorite places.