Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

a day early...

So, Halloween has never been my favorite holiday... But, I think my fingernails alone are going to make me enjoy it this year.

My roommate, Courtney, did these for me. Awesome!
On Wednesday night, I went to a straw maze with a bunch of friends. It was so fun! But, I didn't know before I went that it was haunted... Yeah. But, it was still a ton of fun!
Haunted straw maze.

Lauren and I were bored... It's almost Halloween :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

There's a still in the street outside your window.

I'm pretty sure I've posted about Brandon Flowers before and about how I absolutely love him and his music. I really do! I love the way I feel when I listen to his stuff! It's awesome! It just makes me happy! Anyways, I just found out (don't think I'm dumb if this is general knowledge) that he is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I already loved him but it just made him that much cooler! In this "I'm a Mormon Video" (I love those. A lot.) he talks about how he is able to maintain his standards even while living the life of a rock star. Watch it.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The shopping list of a girl in college just doing her best

Yesterday was my first real step in getting ready for my "healthy living plan" (this is not about weight-loss). Rachel and I went grocery shopping for the first time since we came home for conference. Let's just say, there was a world of difference between our shopping cart this trip and our last. These are some of the things that were on our shopping list.

  • bell-peppers
  • Dole salad mixes
  • romaine lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • sunflower seeds
  • freshly sliced, home-style turkey
  • whole-grain flat bread
  • light raspberry vinaigrette  
  • V-8 vegetable fusion and V-8 splash
  • Campbell's tomatoes and chicken-noodle soups
  • apples
  • skim milk
  • peppermint herbal tea
  • nutty grain bread
  • grape-fruit
  • broccoli
  • honey
  • Yoplait yogurt
The next week is going to be great! Salad for breakfast, flat bread wrap and yogurt with granola for lunch, and salad for dinner. Mom, are you proud??

Check out my fridge. That just looks healthy!
This was my breakfast this morning. YUM! (Seriously. There was no sarcasm there.)

Lettuce, whole-grain flat bread, and my thoughts on the freshman fifteen.

Can I say something? Grocery shopping and spending tons of money on food is so much more enjoyable when you know you're buying things that are good for you! Buying fruits and veggies and whole-grain flat bread is so much more satisfying than those big bags of the frosted animal cookies that were in mine and Rachel's cart last shopping trip. I promised myself at the beginning of the semester that the "freshman fifteen" was not even a possibility in my life. But, let's just say that until recently I hadn't been doing a good job making that a reality. However, coming home from General Conference marked a new beginning. I'm going to be faithful in eating right. Not because I think I'm fat or that I'm on my way there necessarily but because eating good feels good! All the things that I daily read in my Runner's World magazines and health articles online I am actually going to apply now. I'm actually really excited about this! Between eating super healthy and working out every day with Rachel, I am going to feel good! You should all join me! Everyone should eat healthy and exercise because everyone deserves to feel good!

Also, you can probably expect a lot of posts similar to this for the next while. I am seriously excited about this and will probably post about new work-outs or new healthy-food recipes I'm trying. It's going to be fun! But, never fear. There will still be posts about me doing dumb things like jumping off bridges or about my newest toe-nail polish adventures.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Livin' on the wild side

I feel like a wild child. I have red nail-polish on my fingers and zebra stripes on my toes... Also, I slept through one of my classes this morning... What's happening to me?
Yes. I agree. Feet are gross. But, look at my toenail polish!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Rain drops falling on my head

All put together, Campbell's chicken noodle soup, fuzzy slippers, Norah Jones, and rain pounding on my window, equal a very good day.                                                            

I'm Goin' Home

This past weekend my roommate Rachel and I drove home for General Conference. Oh man! I am so glad that I got to go visit my family and friends that I have been missing like crazy. Coming back to Rexburg was a lot easier after I got a little refresher time with everyone. I realized on the way to Provo that I had brought my camera but not the charger so forgive me for only having this one picture from my phone... I really had such a great weekend though. Driving there and back was a blast partying in the car with Rachel. We spent most of our time laughing at each other or listening to our favorite songs over and over. Seeing my little sisters and parents was so good too! I missed them so much. And, getting back together with all my friends was awesome. I almost forgot that we were all in college and that we never actually see each other. It was so much fun to spend a night chilling with them. And, of course, General Conference was fantastic! I'll probably post more thoughts on that later. Also, I got my hair cut. I feel a little less positive about that event from the weekend but, it's not anywhere near as bad as it could be!

This is my one picture from the weekend :)
Even if you can't tell, I cut 3 or so inches off my hair.
If you didn't get a chance to watch General Conference yet, you should watch it here.