Dreaming in Color

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sunday Night Blues

Every once in a GREAT while, caffeine keeps me awake. Or maybe it's the fact that I drank 1/3 of a monster at 7:30 pm? Regardless, I'm awake, my body feels funny, and my brain won't shut down. What do I do? I browse Pinterest and read Facebook posts.

Anyways, if you're up this late with me, please enjoy these wonderful Pinterest gems that I came across.

Waterfall braid
I may or may not do a waterfall braid for Colt's eBay work party this weekend. 

The Best Gingerbread
I will be attempting to make this gingerbread bread in a few weeks. 

I plan on making this tomorrow night, with decaf coffee of course! ;)
Salad in a Jar.  Perfect for the beach!
Now I want to put everything in a mason jar. Because of my lack of sleep, I made homemade hot cocoa mix in a jar. 
Birthday Cake Pancakes! im so making this for my birthday!
For the past two years, it's been a tradition that Colton makes me these birthday cake pancakes on my birthday. They are to die for, seriously!

Now that I've thoroughly exhausted Pinterest, I really hope I can get some sleep as I have to wake up in 5 hours :/ Darn, 7:30 am class! Goodnight!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

It's a wrap (bucket list wrap-up)

At the beginning of this summer, I made myself a "summer bucket list" of things I wanted to accomplish this summer. I would love to say that I did every single thing on the list, but life happens and some things don't work out as planned. Regardless, I did do almost every thing on the list to some extent.

The Summer Bucket List

Hiking Bell Canyon with Shelby

 Lots of hiking-Corner Canyon  5/23/13, Bell Canyon with Shelby 6/4/13, Millcreek Canyon 6/6/13, and Ensign Peak 6/15/13

·         Maintain my weight-I actually gained some weight, some of it being nice muscle definition

Camping for Bike MS

·         Go camping more than once-6/29/13-6/30/13 and 8/10/13-8/12/13

·         Learn more about blogging and do it regularly-proud to say I posted over 30 posts this summer, and learned a little about html coding and the like.

·         Spend a week in Vegas with my girlfriends for my 21st birthday.
Cute little Austin that I had the privilege
of babysitting. He is such a stud!

·         Get a summer job-plasma, yard work/cleaning for my parents, one-time babysitting


·         Donate plasma- 6/4/13 

·         Make new friends-a few here and there. Still praying for some awesome Christian girls
St. George golfing with my
best friend Amanda.

·         Try new things (golf 6/9/13, Indian food, make sushi 8/18/13)
Fruit/protein popsicles

·         Make fruit popsicles-7/17/13

·         Watch two of my good friends get married (Tristen&Enoch 8/17/13 and Kaitlyn&Michael 5/13/13)

The beautiful bride & her groom.

My first legal drink, a gin fizz!

·         Drink a fruity cocktail on my 21st birthday

The Capital building with my love.

·         Visit the Capital building-7/29/13

·         Read lots and lots of books-I probably read over 20 books this summer

Monday, August 26, 2013

I've moved!

I moved this last week.
I now live on the U of U campus in an apartment with 3 roommates.
I have a small room, but it's cute.
I am able to ride the shuttle to all of my classes.
I don't like change, nor do I do well with it.
Anyways, here are some pictures of my new casa!

Standard bathroom.

Storage room and such.

This is the living room. It needs more decorations.

The small, ugly, kitchen. Haha.

Dining room table.

This is the shelf that I painted a few months ago and never got around to hanging it up. It's finally hung! I feel so crafty.

My desk and dresser area. This dresser is a girls best friend. The drawers are really wide and very, very deep. Holds lots of clothes. ;)

Entry way, mirror, and closet area. 

My comfy bed.

All the food that for some reason, hardly gets eaten.

A spin on 30 for 30

I stumbled upon this blog while reading another person's blog. She has an awesome clothing challenge called 30 for 30. She picks 30 items of clothing and for the next 30 days she can only wear those items. She mixed and matched and didn't allow herself to go shopping for that allotted time period. Before I read the "fine print" or "details" of this challenge, in my mind, I thought it was just 30 different outfits for 30 days. That is going to be my spin on this challenge. Although I probably shouldn't be spending any more money on clothes, I am not going to make that a part of my challenge. I want to do this to so that I am not being lazy in what I wear to school, venture out into new/other fashion trends that I haven't yet tried, and learn to be more creative with my style. With that, here is my day one outfit.

First day of school outfit and first day of the 30 for 30 challenge

Sandals: FREE! Acquired through a friend about 7+ years ago

Bracelet and necklace set: $5 at Charlotte Russe

Sheer button-down: $15 at Papaya

Green skinny jeans: $10 Plato's Closet (but really H&M)

This whole outfit cost around $30. I love it because it is cute and very comfortable; which is what I'm all about.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Day 26: Gifts Smelled

Smells that I love:

  • Food (especially desserts)
  • Colton!
  • Rain
  • Coffee
  • Clean laundry and laundry detergent
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Fresh flowers
  • New cars
  • The beach
  • Halle Berry perfume
  • Scentsy candles
  • The list could go on and on!
Smells that I don't love so much: 
  • Vomit, throw up, poop, etc.
  • Bad breath and body odor
  • Cigarettes, drugs, etc.
  • Dirty dishes that have been sitting for days
  • Dentist offices
I am thankful for smells, even the bad ones, because then I am able to distinguish the very pleasant ones. This works would be very boring without them!

Day 25: Gifts Painted

I'm not a huge fan of paintings and such but I do love painting walls. There's so many colors to choose from, and the work is enjoyable as well. Mainly what I love is color! Here are some awesome pictures (courtesy of Pinterest) of colorful rooms. When I have my own house, there will definitely be A LOT of color!

#colorful #bedroom #Chandelier #wallpapercolorful bedroom
love this bright room and the colors
Bright room
76 Stylish Bathroom D├ęcor Ideas | DigsDigswall grouping painting all the frames accent colorpicture wall
headboard and lamps #masterbedroomgray with an accent wall. Cute!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Parade of homes...because I can :)

I am in love with the parade of homes. So many cute and creative homes! I cannot wait to be able to decorate my home, and hopefully showcase it in a parade of homes someday. Here are some pictures I took when Colton, Karen (his mom), grandma (his grandma), Nancy (his aunt) and toured te houses. I hope theymake you as happy as they did for me. Enjoy! :)

This is "The Carmel" house. Price at 2.7 million! Crazy, right? It was soo huge! There's a whole other garage with rooms above it as well!

This is a house that is more like apartment but super cute! It is three stories tall.

My favorite kitchens/dining rooms.

My favorite bedrooms.

I want to do something like this in my own home. I'm not sure what these pictures signify, but I would either do pictures in the states my family has been to, family member pictures who live in that state, or people we want to pray for.

I love this idea for storage, such as kids toys, crafts, or just decorations.

Such a good idea for storing kids' things (backpacks, lunch boxes, coats, shoes, chore charts, etc.).

If you haven't ever checked out a parade of homes, or even if you have, I highly suggest you do! It was so fun getting to spend that time with Colton's family, and see beautiful ideas, even if I can't implement them for a couple more years.