remember this truth.

Show me some SKIN!


Oh hi. See these two cool kids? These are two of my favorite friends ever. They are rad, for so many reasons. But the newest of reasons is because they just made an awesome new business. ENTER: Recover!

They make awesome wood skins for your Apple products. Yep! Real wood skins! So hot! Here is some more info straight from their website. 

"Decorative skins are nothing new.  We’re not here to re-invent the wheel, we just make it look good.  We believe Apple products deserve more than cheap vinyl stickers splattered with cheesy graphics.  Recover skins are intended to compliment the simplistic style of Apple products and allow for distinction that matches your own.  By incorporating minimalistic design and limited manipulation, Recover merges classic with contemporary to redefine the ordinary.
Recover skins are precision laser-cut from authentic wood veneers.  Each unique piece is hand sanded, stained, and lacquered in Recover’s Portland-based woodshop to ensure long lasting beauty and protection.  All skins are constructed with professional grade 3M adhesive backing that allows for simple and strong adhesion while still allowing for removal if desired.  Each one-of-a-kind piece is designed to fit your devices specific model and size."

They are seriously cool! They have five different kinds of wood to choose from. You should hop on over and check em out! And hey, if you love em, just like I know you will, go on and share the love, give a little linkage, show a little skin. Thanks for lookin!

dream dream dream

My life, lately.


"Just don’t give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong." - Ella Fitzgerald

10 things I learned this weekend...


1. Snoop Dogg live is the absolute shit! Auh-mazing.
2. My best friend is awesome cause she will crash on my parents couch after a night of partying and when I wake up she is still there, sitting and watching a movie with parents. Oh, how I love her.
3. I love my little brother, he is such a little G.
4. I've missed yoga.
5. Despicable Me is an awesome movie!
6. Vacations can FLY by. And I might just need a mini road trip.
7. My downstairs neighbors are STILL crazy people!
8. I need a hair cut! bad!
9. I  have some changes i need to actually make.
10. I eat like a 5 year old. hehe.


I so late on this train, but here I am. Tryin it out. Formspring baby. Let the questions roll...

I so doubt anyone will do this.



Sooo the other day I was reading on one of the blogs I love following Inspired Mess! And I saw that she was going to start a 30 day fitness challenge. Here is a bit from her post...

Are you ready to take 30 days of your life and see what can happen???
There's strength in numbers and I hope you'll join me!
Beginning July 15th, for 30 days, I'll be doing the 30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels.

It will kick my butt. But I need my butt kicked.
After seeing pics of myself from vacation (& deleting most of them), I need to kick it up a notch and get some results. I'll still be doing the Couch to 5K training but will be adding in this dvd each day.

If you haven't heard of the 30 Day Shred before, it's a 20 minute workout that combines strength training, cardio and abs. It's HARD and it WORKS.
I want to challenge myself and accomplish this.
Anybody else in?????

Here's what you need to do if you want to join me:
1. Take a before photo.
2. Take your before measurements.
(I'm going to measure hips, thighs, arms/biceps and waist.)
3. Comment here or e-mail me to let me know you're joining in! We can give each other support and encouragement the next 30 days!
4. Purchase the dvd or borrow somebody's. I've never seen it over $12 but somebody you know probably has it, so ask around!
5. Once we're finished with our 30 days, we'll celebrate our accomplishments together!!!! 

I actually have this DVD already and I love it! I have been using it very sporadically since I bought it a couple of weeks ago. I hate exercise, so much. Dont get me wrong, I love being active but the second something is labels as exercise or a work out, I am immediately turned off. However, I am so out of shape. More so than I have ever been before and I hate it. I feel the effects of it and it is not a good feeling. And this DVD is actually not bad. It is quick and keeps you doing different things and it might even, dare I say, be fun. So here I am, putting it out there so that some one can hold me accountable. And maybe some of you would like to join? I am starting tomorrow. Im excited?

What do you think?

My bestest friend ever.


This is me, and my best friend Rachelle.
Isnt she the cutest?
We have been best friends since we were 11 and this weekend she turned 24!
She is my other half and my adventure partner.
I love her with all of my heart and couldnt get through life with out her.

We spent the weekend celebrating, partying, relaxing and ofcourse, dancing!
For her birthday this year, I decided to redo her dresser for her. She has been talking about redoing it for years now and I finally did it for her. Here are a few before and after photos. And I am thrilled to report that she loved it. And I loved doing it! Paint and power tools? Yes Please!



What do you think?

10 things I learned this weekend.

1. I have the best best friend in the entire world, and she turned 24 this weekend!
2. Some dreams are scary real feeling.
3. I am lucky to be where I am in my life right now.
4. My puppy is getting so very huge!
5. I neeeeed to finally get in shape.
6. I love my little brother so very much.
7. If I drink too much, I will be sick the next day. duh.
8. I still love Taylors dance floor!
9. Its so nice to connect with old friends again!
10. I am absolutely made for vacations!
What did you learn?

My life's soundtrack.


I have been editing and listening to this song all day long. 
I more than love it.
Now you can too.


Happy America Day!


Happy 4th to all of you!

My life, lately.


Ive been crazy busy lately! Bah. Heres whats been goin down.

I went to eugene last weekend and visit tons of old friends that were in town for two of my good friends wedding. Above is one of my favorite shots I snapped from the day.

I got a new computer! IMac anyone?

I am officially on VACATION! 6 weeks baby!

Been playin and napping with Dex!

Bargain hunting for awesome treasures.

Been planning and dreaming like crazy.

I am in Eugene again! AH! For the fourth, yay!

I will catch you up with everything else as soon as I can!

Are you doing anything fun for the holiday?


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a folding, umbrellalike, fabric device for allowing a person, to float down safely through the air from a great height.

“But it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.” — American Beauty