Saturday, July 31, 2010

actions over words

Hearts entwined,
lips touch,
salty tears paired with smiles.

Extreme closeness turns to distance,
distance turns to time alone together,
time alone together turns to true happiness.

Changes of events turns to disappointment,
disappointment turns to anger,
anger turns to floods of tears.

Trust broken,
lips touch,
hesitation behind the eyes.

Friday, July 30, 2010

buddha baby

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, 
deserve your love and affection”

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ways to make your life better

I found this list when I was stumbling last night with Paige :)  There are 100 things to do, but these are my favorites <3
wearing sequins <3
reach out to others
stretch in the mornings
really listen to people when they are speaking
have media black-out days
do your very, very best to stop judging people
wear sequins
increase the amount of spinach you eat
treat yourself to new undies
know that you deserve love
throw away your scales
eat dark chocolate
get more sunshine
recognize that life is only ever what you make it
run away & escape the usual
talk to strangers
❤ make the most of every opportunity
appreciate the people in your life
dress up for yourself
be compassionate

To see the whole list, go click here

Monday, July 26, 2010

celeb crush

Unfortunately my celebrity crush lives in Sweden, but he’s gorgeous.  His name is Andreas Wijk and he has a great sense of style, he has a lovely personality, and a fabulous voice.  


daisy dukes, bikinis on top

Paige, Brooke, and I all got back from CALIFORNIA today.  We were super sad to leave, but we had an amazing time.  We got to see Olivia and everyday was packed with adventures :)

Here was the rundown of our trip pretty much:

Drive all morning
Tanning by Haley’s pool
The Grove with the girls
Party @ Haley’s

Beach in malibu!
Chipotle <3
Laugh Factory comedy show
Dane Cook!!!

Six Flags :)
Wine & Tequila night

Everyday was seriously amazing.  I love the weather, the people, and every single essence about southern California.  Two more years in hot hot Arizona, and I’ll be there. <3

Thursday, July 22, 2010

i thought this was cute

“According to greek mythology, 
humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, & a head with two faces.
Fearing their power, Zeus split them in two seperate parts 
condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.” 
-Plato’s Symposium

Friday, July 16, 2010

home alone

There are definitely pros and cons to living in beautiful, sunny Arizona in a house instead of second story apartment.  Two nights ago, I was faced with one of those cons.  The night before this incident, the three of us at El Casa Trio had trouble sleeping.  Paige had seen a cockroach scurry underneath the fridge, so we knew that there was something lurking in our home that wasn’t welcome.  

The following evening, Brooke and Paige left for work at 6pm.  At 7:15, I decided to take a shower.  It seemed like a relaxing thing to do, and I really needed one so it was nice.  I shampooed my hair, and just as I turned around to put my face underneath the water for refreshment, I saw a cockroach staring at me, its little antennae motioning around in curiosity and intrigue.  I’m not afraid of cockroaches, but I definitely screamed since I was staring at one in the little eyes in my shower.  Showers are usually a place of vulnerability (like you know if you’ve seen Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock).  Anyways, shampoo in my hair, I jumped out of the shower and quickly wrapped a towel around me, still freaked out that the cockroach might jump on me and get on my vulnerable, bare body.  I ran to the kitchen to grab a cup so I could catch the cockroach.  Yeah right.  I turned of the water softly so that the cockroach wouldn’t scurry away and then stood on the edge of the bath tub and slammed the cup over the cockroach.  Nope!  The little thing ran so fast I didn’t even see its stupid legs move.  Now it was behind my shampoo.  So I pushed the shampoo hoping that the cockroach would run up the wall.  Nope.  It flew!!  It flew down to the bathroom floor so I ran out of there as fast as I could.

I went into my room and put on the tightest pair of shorts I could find so it wouldn’t crawl in my pants.  The cockroach was now in the middle of the hallway against the wall.  I snuck into Brooke’s room where the computer was and looked up ways to kill/catch a cockroach since the cup technique was obviously not working.  I sat right in front of the cockroach with my computer so I could easily see if it tried to run away. Luckily, it stayed in the same place which made it easy for me.  But I knew it was tricky, so I kept my eye on it all night.  All of the articles online only talked about setting up a trap, but no article talked about what to do if you had a cockroach that was sitting patiently ready-to-be-caught.  

I decided to call my mom because she just happens to be a pro at household tasks.  She and I went over our killing tactics and pretty soon it was time to do it.  I set up a semi-circle duct tape trap around the cockroach on the floor with another semi-circle of duct tape on the wall above the coackroach.  Apparently, cockroaches don’t like the smell of duct tape, and they get stuck in the tape.  We also figured out that they hate boiling tap water, so I boiled up some tap water and put it in a big cup.  Next, I put a boot on my right foot and had the other boot grasped in my right hand.  I bravely went over to the gross little creature and poured the scorching water over it.  It ran towards the duct tape and then flipped on its back with its little legs flailing, trying to run away.  At this point, I smashed it as hard as I could with my boot.  It was finally done!!  I was on the phone with my mom for 45 minutes (which included the time that we were planning our kill, the time of the kill, and the clean-up).  

For someone who isn’t afraid of roaches, this little booger freaked me out.  I must have forgotten to breath because my heart was beating so fast and I felt light headed after the whole ordeal.  It’s finally over and we have an exterminator coming soon, so we can all sleep soundly.  I’m just glad that now I know what to do if this ever happens again.  Hopefully if it ever does again, I won’t be home alone. 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

california bound

So tomorrow is the day that Brooke and I are finally California bound.  I can’t wait.  It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve visited my brothers in the Golden State.  This trip will be great because not only do we get to see our brothers, we get to see Olivia and hopefully Heather!  

We’re gone for almost a week, so it will definitely be a lot of fun, but I’m going to miss my Paigey darling A LOT.  Last time we all road tripped to California we had the best time.  Hopefully we can make a trip out to Cali within the next couple of weeks because it’s about time El Casa Trio takes a vacation together.  It seems like all we’ve been doing has been taking separate vacations every few weeks.  That will change soon.  

Tomorrow can’t come soon enough!

Monday, July 5, 2010

don’t take life for granted

As human beings we are blessed with the knowledge of our fates.  We know that one day, we will die.  This can be thought of as a curse if you fear death, but really, knowing that one day our life will end is a blessing.  If we thought that we had no purpose, then we would not do as much with the life we have.  We need to fill our lives with happiness because we don’t know when it is going to be taken from us.

A girl I used to go to school with just lost someone that she loved.  He died at a very young age, just one year older than me.  She admits that she took him for granted and said things that she shouldn’t have because she thought that he would live for many years to come.  Now she regrets the things she said and the acts she committed.  She couldn’t have known that the horrible day would come where her past love had his life violently ended, but I’m sure that she wishes she had gotten to spend more time with him and could have taken back whatever she said that she so deeply regrets.  

I came across this quote the other day, and I think that it puts a lot of things in perspective.  
No matter how much someone you love may make you upset, you only get upset because you value that person.  
Instead of fighting and bickering, we all need to leave our differences as differences and try to live in harmony and love because we rarely get a chance to say goodbye.

“Things happen too fast, so be kind to everyone. 
Treat friends and family as if you will never get to hear their voices or see them again.  
Life is so valuable and is easily taken from us when we least expect it. 
Live every day as if it’s your last. 
You never know when your last breath will be.”

Friday, July 2, 2010

summer bliss

I love these looks. 
Especially for any season in Arizona.
Gotta love


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