I'm so grateful for the Savior. That he suffered and died on the cross so that I might return to live with Him and my Heavenly Father again.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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Monday, March 25, 2013
So this weekend Brand and I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Arizona Humane Society’s 15th Annual Fashion with Compassion.
We each had different duties, and we definitely had a good time.
Brand’s main job was to walk the sweetest 5 month old lab around and introduce him to possible adopters.
My job was to work with the models.
For the record I want this post to be politically correct and I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes, but I’m still going to try and be honest.
So when I think of models I think of those pretty pictures on magazine covers, air brushed and all.
I also think of America’s Next Top Model.
If you’ve ever watched ANTM then you know that in a competition models are fierce and filled with drama.
I witnessed something different this weekend.
I was put in charge of dressing two models for the runway and we had three outfit changes.
Easier than it sounds, trust me.
I prepared by looking at the clothes and make sure everything was easy to get in by unbuttoning and unzipping things.
As the models started coming backstage all I could think about was, holy crap I’m so short! (I’m 5’6.)
Almost every girl there was at least 5’9 without heels, and weighed a whopping 110 pounds –if that.
I definitely felt out of place.
On each rack of clothes there were two pictures of the girls that the clothes were worn by.
The pictures somewhat look like the girls in person, but thankfully they introduced themselves to me.
After I saw the girls in person and compared what they looked like to their photos I felt really good about myself.
I thought, dang, I could be a model if photo editing can do that!
(I'm not trying to be rude to the girls there)
But then I got to thinking about magazines and how they glorify models.
They do so much airbrushing and editing of each picture to make sure it looks perfect.
When in reality those models don't really look like that!
It made me feel better to know that the models looked just like me and my friends.
While we were waiting for the show to start I felt like a wall flower.
All the models were conversing with one another, talking about other jobs they’ve done, you know- the things models talk about.
And then there was me just standing there waiting for this show to start.
I wanted to join their conversation so bad, but I literally had nothing in common with them.
That was the most awkward part.
Since the show had another 45 minutes till it started, and we were just sitting around anyways, I decided to head out and find Brand because he was hanging out with my kind of people.
I guess the moral of this post is:
Don't compare your self to those people on the cover of the magazines.
They don't really look like that.
Friday, March 22, 2013
^^ In the midst of our car shopping we went to Grimaldi's with my family. Pretty yummy!
^^ On Tuesday my first class got canceled, but I was already on my way to school when I got the email. So I spent an hour and a half doing nothing in the library.
^^ Saturday night we went to the 99 cent store and bought some snacks that we thought would cheer us up. I think I've gained 5 pounds in the last three weeks from the stress of this situation.
^^ But, I can't complain because yesterday I got to be on pets on parade again. I really love being around these people and animals! It was the highlight of my week!
Monday, March 18, 2013
tee: target ($5), card: mom, Jeand: macy's, shoes: TOMS, earrings: the limited, bracelets: juicy couture & tiffany's
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
I've noticed that when I'm not in school my life pretty much consists of nothing, and work -well and a little bit of volunteering.
What am I going to do this summer when school is out??
This week was my spring break, but unfortunately since we are down to one car I didn't really get to do anything.
It was kind of stinky and the days went by really fast, but I did get some things done.
Hopefully this weekend we will be able to buy a new car, I'm not sure how we are going to get by this week if we don't have two cars.
I mean, between both our jobs, and both our school schedules it might be nearly impossible to live the one car life.
So, here's to finding a "new" car this weekend!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your weather for me. It's going to be a hot one here!
Ooo, and you can follow me on instagram! (:
^^ helped out with pets on parade thursday afternoon! Boy do I love helping those sweet animals find loving homes! If you live in Arizona and are looking to adopt an animal head HERE.
^^ Wednesday was a warm one. But the pool was still a little too cold for our liking, so we didn't get to swim. I guess that's a good thing though! (:
^^ My brother comes home this summer! 99 isn't an exact number, I just found out that we will know his for sure arrival this coming week. If it's good. and he comes home early June, I will be overly happy and you will know it.
Friday, March 15, 2013
I was so excited when Influenster chose me to review these products. I'm a huge fan of trying new things, especially new beauty products; because, like all women I'm looking for products that really work! I was a little disappointed with two of these products in this VoxBox, but the deodorant definitely made up for them.
Let's take a look at the items in the box:
Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response
- $7.99- $9.99
- I love this deodorant! Love, love love. It smells so good and it works really well. It goes on smooth and doesn't get on your clothes. When I was younger I used this product and was so sad when I had to switch to the cheap brand. But, if you are in the market for some good deodorant look no further, this stuff is great!
Not Your Mother's She's a Tease Volumizing Hair Spray
- $6 for full size.
- I was excited to try out this product because I've been looking for a volumizing hair spray for a long time. Unfortunately I was very disappointed when I sprayed it for the first time. I did not like the smell of it at all, in fact I thought it might have just been me so I had my mom try it out. Unfortunately she agreed with me and didn't like the smell either. As for how well the product worked; it worked really well at first, the volume was obvious and I really liked it, but within thirty minutes or less the volume was all gone and my hair was back to flat.
Olay Fresh Effects Powered Contour Cleansing System and Shine Minimizing Cleanser
- System $12.99
- Cleanser $6.99 for full
- My skin is very sensitive, so sensitive that it's sometimes unbearable, but I liked this face cleanser. It smelt really good and definitely left my face feeling fresh. I do think that it made my face break out a little bit on my chin area, although I think that is to be expected when starting up a new face cleanser.
Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go
- $9.99 per box of 5
- I was really excited to try this product because I love snacks that are more on the "healthy" side. I received the Greek yogurt blueberry crisp bar and wasn't much of a fan. I mean it was okay, I didn't throw up because of it or anything, but I wouldn't buy the blueberry kind again. I am a picky eater, so that may be my bias.
*This review is my own, Influenster gave me this product to write my own honest review on. I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.