Tuesday, March 29, 2011


My in-laws got us tickets to see Wicked this past weekend in California. They flew us down after work on Friday night and we got to spend a short weekend away with our families. Families are the bomb.dot.com. Travis had not seen Wicked before and he LOVED it as much as I do, which is kind of a lot. The performance was one of the best I've seen of Wicked so far. We rocked out to "Defying Gravity" the whole weekend long. I can never get enough musical theater in my life. I am in awe when I attend shows because the performers on stage are so beyond talented it is borderline absurd and most definitely unfair. I love it.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kate Spade Support Japan Tote

Kate Spade just created a limited edition tote that supports the Japanese Red Cross. The tote is $18 and 100% of the proceeds will go to the relief efforts in Japan. The tote is very cute and is now on pre order through their website.  Big thanks to Kate Spade New York for creating a wonderful opportunity for people to give and get.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mountain West Burrito

Up the street from our apartment on State Street in Provo there is this really classy Smoke Shop, have you seen it? Well it is SO classy in fact that I never even looked over at its existence as I drove up and down State Street on a bi-daily basis. This all changed when a friend of mine introduced me to Mountain West Burrito, an organic and healthy newly opened Mexican joint connected to the ever classy Smoke Shop. Everything there is made from scratch and all of their ingredients are purchased from local organic farms in Utah. We went and tried it out last week and have been back twice already. It is fresh, delicious, super cheap and the owner is so friendly and helpful. What more can you really ask for? I LOVE Mexican food, but I hate that heavy feeling I usually get in my stomach from eating such rich food and with Mountain West's fresh ingredients you feel like you are eating a healthier and lighter alternative without substituting taste. Don't forget chips and salsa to top off the perfection and if you are a quality guacamole lover like me, take my advice and add it on to everything. It's such a thrill to find quality places to eat in Provo, and I am so happy to add this one to our list of go-to spots.
Travis likes all of the steak options.
Chowing down on a chicken taco. Really flattering picture of me I know.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Laziest

This week has been crazy busy at work as I am planning a big conference for next month, so naturally when I get home from work I am the laziest! Once I come home from work, I go to the gym and by the time I am home around 7:30 pm, there is not one homemaking task I want to attend to. The house is in shambles, I make pouched eggs and toast for dinner because it takes exactly 5 minutes to make (or we go out to eat) and Travis is so busy and stressed with school he hardly gets any sleep these days. Yesterday morning I decide I’ve got to get my act together in the home department. I had it all planned out, I was going to: have a great day at work, go to the gym, come home and make a delicious dinner, clean the house, do laundry, put the hurricane of unworn clothes away and off the bedroom floor and regain our peaceful space. Sounds like a perfect plan. Instead it went more like this: most awful day at work to date, go to the gym, make eggs and toast for dinner of course, look at all of the mess in the house and decide instead of cleaning I am going to pretend the mess doesn’t exist, read my book, drink my diet coke and cuddle with my hubbie. Awful work day forgotten, however dirty house gets even dirtier. I am so getting homemaker of the year award.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Bathing suits and Bangs

I tried rockin the middle part and caramel highlights for a little while against my better judgement (how do some hair stylists talk you into something you know won't look good on you but you do anyway?!) Then a few weeks ago I said enough is enough, called up a new stylist from a very trustworthy source, and could hardly wait for a change that my five-head and I would both love. Patrick at Shep Studio, my widows peak and I thank you dearly. And your mustache is pretty rad too.

Spring has shown itself here in Utah and with its entrance I feel like I can officially start the search for the perfect summer bathing suit. I have been eyeing this beauty at Anthropologie for awhile now

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I wish Anthro had suits in stores so I could see the fit before I ordered it...and if I am going to start wishing, I also wish it was 50% off. Where is my magic genie?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

It's been too long...

Remember the last time I blogged 6 months ago? Ya neither do I. I'm back! (I know the 2 people who read this blog are so excited!) 

We had our one year anniversary last month and we could not believe it had already been a year! Marriage to Travis has been so easy and full of happiness and love, we are so blessed to have one another. To celebrate our 1 year we went and stayed up in Salt City at this hotel (which by the way is darling if you are looking for somewhere to stay up there) and had a fun time eating and exploring Salt Lake City. Can we say Sunday brunch at the Grand America? They almost had to roll me out of there.
How fun are these rooms?! You even get animal print robes!

Tonight I have to run 8 miles for the half-marathon Travis and I are training for later next month. This will be the furthest I have ever run in my life. Wowzers. Pray for me.