"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is BEAUTIFUL!!!" - Sophia Loren

"Come what may, and love it. I know why there must be opposition in all things. Adversity, if handled correctly, can be a blessing in our lives. We can learn to love it. As we look for humor, seek for the eternal perspective, understand the principle of compensation, and draw near to our Heavenly Father, we can endure hardship and trial." - Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Happiness does not depend upon what happens outside of you, but on what happens inside of you. It is measured by the spirit with which you meet the problems of life." -Spencer W. Kimball

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." -Unknown

Thursday, June 28, 2012

4th of July Craft

Last weekend I had a fun time with a previous manager of mine making a festive 4th of July wreath. It was so fun and it turned out so cute. I forgot to take pictures before hand but here's the finished product:

Here's some more examples of some wreaths that Jenn has made and I thought they were so cute that I wanted to include them here:

It was so much fun and I love how the finished product turned out. I got a blister from a burn from the hot glue gun that hurt so bad but it was still worth it. I'm looking forward to making another one in the fall for Halloween. I'll post pictures so that you can see it :)

Spa Day

A while back when I was having a meeting with my boss he suggested that I take a personal day off and do something for me so that I can just get a break and be rejuvenated so that I can be at my best in my job & be 100% at it 100% of the time. So I did and I decided that I wanted to actually DO something on my day off other than bum around my apartment. So I made an appointment at a spa. A really nice spa too.

Amara Day Spa is AMAZING. And I loved it. I am now a firm believer in taking personal days and treating yourself every once in a while. I keep telling everyone that I know to visit a spa at least once so that you can feel pampered. I felt so pampered. Especially because I was doing it all for no particular reason other than for me and to feel good about myself. 

I put a spa package that I got included an Amara Signature Pedicure, Manicure, Pumpkin Peel Exfoliant Facial, Deep Condition with Style, and a Full Makeover. If I had just gotten the facial, manicure, and pedicure it would have been totally worth it. I felt so relaxed and pampered. I'm totally hooked on the pedicure that I got and I'll probably go back for another every few months. Love, love, loved it so much!! There are not words for how amazingly nice it was to just feel so taken care of. I loved the girl that did most of my stuff and if/when I do go back I'll only see her again :)

A quote by Oscar Wilde perfectly sums up my feelings on the whole "me" day:

"I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person."  

I feel that I've mastered having alone time and learning to enjoy it. I don't need to be defined by another person. I'm just me & I'm okay with that :)

New Place

Moving is the pits and I hate it. So much. The packing, the cleaning, the ACTUAL moving, the unpacking, the organizing. It all stinks. On the bright side it's a good way to de-junk and get rid of un-needed stuff.

With that being said, I moved to a new apartment at the beginning of the month. It's a place called Banbridge Square on the corning of 600 N and 300 E in Provo. The whole moving thing was a pain! Down 2 flights of stairs with all of my stuff and then up 5!! Luckily I have my own personal super hero that came to my rescue and helped me move all my stuff :)

It's SO nice to have roommates again. Living along is nice but it starts getting a little lonely after a while so I'm glad that I have some now. Not just glad that I have roommates but that I'm living with some AMAZING girls that I've known for a few years. Love those girls!!

We'll only be together through the end of the summer and then I'll start another new adventure. I'm not sure if I'll stay here or try & sell my contract and move. I learned from a horrible experience last year that I don't like living with people that I don't know. In the past it worked out well for me but then last year was horrible so we'll see how I like it here and what happens.