Tuesday, August 14, 2012

one year

i can hardly believe 
it was one year ago that i married this hunk.

we might eat a lot of tuna sandwiches
and watch a lot of tv,
we might go to sleep early
and wear our retainers to bed.
and, i might feel totally fine about
changing into my "sleepies"
as soon as i get home from work 
(trust me - they are about as unflattering as it gets),
but i wouldn't have it any other way.
richie's my best friend,
and there's nothing in this world that can make me happier.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

ruth and nans

chloee and i started a blog together,
(sometimes we go by ruth & nans...
long story).

Monday, April 23, 2012


tulip festival
on saturday,
temple square 
i just can't
get enough
of tulips.
they make me 
so so so
spring is here
(for a couple days, at least)!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

these are a few of my favorite things

the home goods/tj maxx combo
in brickyard 
is my new favorite place.
this little gem makes it really easy
to find a good deal
(as much as jcrew, madewell,
and lulu rock my world, i think i'm
finally coming to terms with the fact that i have a
"champagne taste on a beer budget").
oh well.
and mcdonald's ice cream cones?
i think i've had one everyday 
the past couple weeks.
mcdonald's never, never, never
ceases to amaze me.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


i love my sistas.
they teach me 
to wear makeup,
and make sure
my clothes 
aren't ugly.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

zombie apocalypse

friday night
i played the funnest game
i've ever played
(aside from tennis or laser tag, of course).
zombie apocalypse.
it was terrifying,
but so much fun.
i always thought
i could survive a zombie apocalypse
(if one were to ever happen),
but now
i know i could.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

bbq chicken

my coworker
didn't believe me
when i told her that
i typically eat candy
for dinner
because i don't
know how to cook.
"that's okay"
she said,
"just throw some chicken
in a crock pot,
pour some sauce over it
and it will be done 
by the time you get home from work - 
it's simple."
it's simple alright,
simple for everyone but me.
it's a good thing
we have cafe rio
to back us up 
on nights like these.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

fun with dick (richie) and jane

thanks for making my day chloee.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

our latest addition

i spotted
this gem
a few months ago
at an antique store 
it was kind of pricey
so i had to resist.
when we got our 
tax return check
in the mail,
i knew just what i was going to do
with it...
i look at it 
as an investment in our future.
this bad boy came all the way
from india
and i love it.
now i just need to find stuff
to put on it.
anthro lamp shade?
definite possibility.

Monday, March 12, 2012

diet coke taste test

my bosses never believed me
when i said
there is such thing
as a 'good' and a 'bad' diet coke,
and that i could tell where it's from
based on the taste alone. 
so on friday,
we had a diet coke taste test.
i was blind folded
and drank each one through a straw.

i'd lie and say i got them all right,
but that would be a lie.
mcdonalds and the gas station...
i mixed them up.
i blame it on 
a bad brew from mcdonalds.
caitlin agreed.

if you notice...
there's a diet pepsi
in the mix -
i find it slightly insulting
that they thought
i couldn't guess that one.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


his birthday
was tuesday,
and he needs to know
that he's my other half.
i love him 
more than diet coke,
chocolate donuts,
and jcrew combined
(and multiplied by infinity).
he's the funniest,
most patient,
and hardest working
person i know.
i love, love, love him.

today i spent an hour
trying to to lift him
above me
with my legs
(aka superman).
i failed,
but it was fun.
it confirmed
why i love him so much
(not that i need any convincing).

Thursday, March 1, 2012

hello handsome

i'd like to pretend
that i'm a healthy eater.
i'm not.
let's be honest...
if it comes down to
eating a chobani for breakfast,
or a chocolate chocolate donut,
the donut will win.
every time.

chloee and i ran 3 miles tonight
(in the snow)
so i feel fine about it.
we're the next up and coming race runners,
i believe.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


today i woke up and thought,
"if it stops raining,
i think i'll take a walk
after church".
it stopped raining alright...
it stopped raining
so it could start snowing.
yesterday's weather
set my hopes
unrealistically high.

oh well,
at least our apartment
is cozy.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

mother bird

today's my mom's birthday.
i am so lucky to have her.
she's the funniest, sweetest,
and most beautiful woman i know.
don't know what i'd do without her.

can't wait to get burgers later today
and celebrate.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

livin for the weekend

since getting married,
maybe my saturday mornings
no longer include going to the mall
or sleeping till noon
and getting a diet coke
with a friend.
maybe saturday mornings
now include 
waking up at 9:30
(my new "sleeping in"),
to help richie clean the apt.
then we go to maverik
for a hotdog and a bev
(if you haven't tried their hotdogs,
you need to... they're delicious).

the weekend can't come soon enough.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

cabin fever

last weekend was so much fun.
pizza & brecken's cabin in midway
with all of my best friends.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

and here's the fifth meal we've made since we got married...

richie made sloppy joes
the other night.
they were so good.
who knew you could make them
without using the sauce that comes in a can?
i sure didn't.
it's a good thing richie can cook,
because i sure can't.
i will learn,
all in good time.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

brother husbands

my brother and my husband:
two of my favorite men.
wearing my favorite brand.
this was bound to happen sooner or later.
i know,
probably not the most interesting post,
i just didn't want to pass this up.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

winter? still?

am i the only one
who feels like i should 
be wearing sandals
and short-sleeve shirts
at this point?
maybe some of that spring-colored denim
jcrew has right now?
i think the march weather in january
threw me right off.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

bear lake

this getaway was well-worth
getting caught in a blizzard
on the drive home.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

saturday pants

ive got my saturday pants on
and not a thing to do.
best day in awhile.

i don't think i ever
really appreciated saturdays
until i started working full time.
not much is better
than waking up
and actually being able
to enjoy the process.