Thursday, June 23, 2011

HP Challenge

It's a Mickelson-sister tradition to go to the midnight showing of all the Harry Potter movies as they come out. This last one is going to be no exception and I am SO excited! Out of no where I decided to pause my reading of Lolita and re-read all seven Harry Potter books before the last movie comes out, while working full-time and still maintaining some sort of a social life. I should have planned this a little sooner but better late than never. I've completed one and two this week (the short ones) and now have 21 days to read three through seven (which are all of the beefy ones). Nerdy? Probably. Fun? Most definitely. It's so great to refresh my memory and re-fall in love with the genius J.K. Rowling's writing.

Friday, April 29, 2011

spring fav

Want to know one of my other favorite things in life? I love spring time.
 And this is my favorite part about the spring season...

Sorry for the not so good quality, I took these with my celly a few weeks ago the day of a storm.
This was the first sight of these lovely blossoms in bloom. I seriously cherish everyday that the trees have blossoms on them. They're beautiful. The day they're gone is always a sad day for me...

Also, I hope everyone had a good and happy Easter. I love Easter.
I was in Houston, Texas visiting a friend this weekend, but I got to decorate egss the night before I left with my family. Family time is always a good time.

Monday, April 18, 2011

my favorite compliment

I am not being vain so don't take this post that way... but do you want to know my favorite compliment? I love it when people say I look like Blake Lively. Seriously its so flattering.  I don't really see the resemblance! I think it's just because of the hair and hair color..... but hello, who wouldn't be stoked about that?!
I mean look at her:

 i'll take this as my celebrity doppelganger any day!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Arcade Fire and Local Natives

This past Monday was the Arcade Fire and Local Natives concert. I was blown away. I have never in my entire life witnessed such amazing energy and live music that sounded so good. Local Natives stepped up to the task and did an incredible job. I now have the biggest crush on one of the singers, he's a dream boat. Arcade Fire, I don't have one complaint. I love that they played a few old songs. They kept their energy up the entire show. The only down fall to the evening...The concert was in Orem and I will never go to a concert there again. I have never seen or witnessed such an awful crowd... On that note everyone needs to see an Arcade Fire concert if they have the chance to!

Monday, April 4, 2011

When I'm Small

So this music video is lame but I can't stop listening to this song, it's so good! And since my brain is dead and I can't think of anything else to blog about i'll just keep sharing good music.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

wide eyes

I stole this off of my little sisters fb page from her bff, forever ago, and if you didn't listen to it when I reposted it onto my fb page then you need to now! It's incredible and i'm obsessed..

So excited to see these guys open for Arcade Fire in April.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

the kits

Anyone that knows me knows that I love my cats and any animal for that matter, and i'd like to think that i'm a pretty good pet owner. Considering the weird circumstance that I kind of got stuck with my cat and my sisters cat in a one bedroom apartment when I thought they'd always live at my moms.. i'd say they live a pretty good life. Here's the thing; they went from a 3 story house, to a duplex, to a relatively small one bedroom apartment. This is what they now look like:
HUGE right?! I promise I don't over feed them. I can't figure out why they are so giant.. I'm going to go ahead and blame it on the lack of space.  I mean they are naturally big cats, the both of them, but now they're looking preeeeeetttty fat. (And yes this picture does make them look extra fat but it was too funny to pass up..) Oh well, who doesn't love a fat cat right?!

Friday, March 11, 2011

“Experience: that most brutal of teachers.
But you learn, my God do you learn.”
C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

a few things I've been dreaming about..

Marc Jacobs
 'Lacquered Quilting Madison' Satchel


Twisted Middle Maxi Dress
Dream big right?!

Friday, February 25, 2011

I promise i'm in a good mood today..just annoyed

I think people try to come into my store and annoy me. There are two way in which they can succeed in doing this. One is letting your kids run a muck and destroy everything in the store, the other is when people try to hum or sing along to the songs that are playing in the store. When my ipod is on, I can guarantee that 90% or more of the people that walk in the door do not know my music. So when all these old women start trying to sing along or hum to the beautiful songs on my ipod [totally out of pitch!] I want to chop off my ears and stab them in the vocal chords. I can't help it I try tuning them out, but when you hum out of pitch it's like nails on a chalk board to me. So please people that come into the store, i'm begging you to please SHUT UP! kthanksbye.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

oh Ryan...

So I've been thinking a lot about the perfect man and even though i'm not usually into guys with lighter hair, Ryan Gosling has been taking the cake.  Who says you can't have a celebrity crush at 21?! I need to find someone just like him! He is perfection in my eyes.

Not only his looks or his style, but his voice.... and not just his talking voice but his singing voice! Remember when I first set up my blog years ago and on my bucket list I talked about seeing 'Dead Man's Bones', well Ryan is in that band and his voice melts my heart. Or maybe you've heard him sing in Lars and the Real Girl. I saw Blue Valentine a few weeks ago (loved it) and have been listening to the soundtrack a lot lately. I've always wanted a guy that could sing to me.Tell me his voice isn't dreamy....

and in case you are behind the times and have never heard Dead Man's Bones, here's a good one....

On top of that I love one of his tattoos. I didn't notice it until Blue Valentine and in case you have bad eyes and you can't see it in this picture, it's the Giving Tree. I loved that book when I was younger. (It's a double whammy cause you know I love motorcycles!) Soul mates? I think yes!
Okay enough creepy celebrity loving. But if you are anything like him, hit me up :)

Monday, January 31, 2011


My allergies and sinuses are so bad right now that my contacts hurt to wear. My eye doctor told me that allergies embed into your contacts and no matter how much you wash or rub you contacts they don't come off so you have to use new contacts. I am cheap and poor and I don't want to replace my contacts every week or two vs. replacing them every three or four weeks like i'm supposed to. Needless to say i've been wearing my glasses lately. I've got a very old pair of glasses that aren't cute and probably over 6 years old so the prescription isn't up to date. Then i've got my cute trendy thick framed glasses that are very strong. (They were actually readers and I had the eye place pop the lenses out and make me new ones.) Well here's the thing my cute glasses hurt my head. I've gotten them adjusted twice but I think I need to adjust them again. I don't like wearing the old ones in public. Long story short, I'M BLIND!!! God save me cause i'm only 21 and I have the eyes of an 98 year old senile woman! I took off my glasses at work for 5 minutes and couldn't ring up a transaction without putting my face literally 2 inches from the screen. I can not believe how bad my eyes are! I can't use a computer without magnifying it to 150.. I legally can't drive without glasses or contacts..

I wonder what its like to wake up in the morning and have the world be clear.
Eye surgery is definitely in my future.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


If any of you know me, you know I love flowers. All kinds, all colors. I truly believe they enhance the quality of life. If you know me even better, then you know that I like to pretend my middle name is Rose. (Need an explanation, read my very first blog post!) If I had extra money to spend i'd buy myself flowers once a week just to be able to look at them. I've loved flowers and all things floral way before it became a trend a couple years ago but that is neither here nor there. But if you need proof, just look in my apartment, you'll find it on pillows, scarves, clothes, my couch, my tea kettle, my apron, a suitcase, etc. Okay, so the reason for this post is i've been a little bummed out lately.. I have put on some unwelcomed weight and I hate it. If you know my family, then you know i've got 4 stunning sisters, who happen to be tall. I'm the shorter curvy one. I was having one of those moments yesterday where I was depressed and while skyping with my sister in India here friend Martin told me something that I loved! He said something to the affect of, "You can not compare a lotus flower to a rose. They are both beautiful. But they are both different. A lotus can't try to be like a rose and a rose can't try to be like a lotus."  I immediately got a smile on my face. He said just what I needed to hear. Then, it just so happens that while I was flipping through my old journal for some inspiration on the memoir I have to write for English that I came across something that our rasta tour guide at Bob Marley's resting place, Nine Mile, in Jamaica told us. He said, " we are all flowers, we just grow differently." I can't believe I had forgotten that! I know my trip to Jamaica was like 10 months ago but i'm actually glad I stumbled upon it today. These may be corny and cliche  to you, but I adore every word of both quotes. So, not only do I love flowers for there very beautiful aesthetic, but because their meaning to me is deeper than that now. I can't wait for spring to come!
me spring/summer 2010 smelling the roses by apartment

Monday, January 24, 2011

definitely not a rant & pups

So, my last post was a rant about the financial woes of my life, and although I'm still feeling that way but  huge blessing came my way last week... I got money from the "Pepsi Generation Excellence Award" committee! I feel so thankful! I need this money and its going to make my tuition cost a little bit less :) YAY!

On another note, i've been thinking a lot about our dogs at my moms house. I love them and miss them! I know it's cheesy, but I love going there and seeing them even if it's just to pet their head for a second. Roxy is as old as my littlest sister, 12, so she's getting old :(  it breaks my heart. She is the biggest sweetheart and I remember falling asleep cuddling with her as a puppy in the garage when we first got her. She always wants to be loved and she's very protective of our house and family. Our other dog Nikoma, she's a bundle of energy. I always tell my mom once I get a house I want to take her. She is crazy, wild, and sweet. She's plays catch and can jump so high! Even though she is kinda naughty and hyper-active, she's great. I love these pups and wish I could see them more... 


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

a rant

I just need to complain for a second about money... bare with me.
How is an independent student supposed to pay for all of the following:
  • Car insurance= about $145
  • Car payment= $113
  • Cell phone= $101-$104 (someone get on a family plan with me!)
  • Rent= $530 (I live alone so that explains the high rent, and yes that is a choice i'm glad I made..)
  • Gas and power bills= anywhere from $30-$95 together (my apartment building is so old and probably not even insulated to keep my apartment around 63*, which isn't warm at all, cost me $70 in December, lovely huh)
  • Tuition for Spring 2011= $1,484
  • Books for this semester= $200-$350 i'm too afraid to actually go buy them
  • All the stupid retarded fees school has= $30 so far to pay my tuition in 4 installments
I'm 21, live on my own. Take care of my cat and my little sisters cat. Work in Draper and Live 20 minutes away. My parents aren't in the possition to help me out financially, which is okay! I've been paying for things on my own for a very long time. But today, I am financially stressed. I have 1 credit card with a $1,000 credit limit which I put my tuition payments on and try to pay off the next month. AH! I don't make enough money and I really need a new job... I can't go shopping anymore, which is fine too i've got plenty of clothes. I'm trying to sell some of them even. I just HATE MONEY! I feel like it holds me back from all my dreams. And the best part is, even though i'm in a pickle with money, I can't help thinking about how badly I want an acoustic guitar. Pathetic, I know! I know there are so many people out there that have it worse than I do. And i'm so happy to have what I do have! I'm just stressed, ya know?!