Monday, May 30, 2011

This right here is why I LOVE Kentucky. It's simply beautiful. I love driving along the countryside with the windows rolled down and my music blaring. Gosh this place is so beautiful. I cant get over how green the grass is and then the contrast between the yellow and the red..

its summertime.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Girly Lace

Dress: Free People, Shoes: Vince Camuto

Friday, May 27, 2011

Cowboys and Indians


I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS T-SHIRT!


Top: Pac Sun, Shorts: Charlotte Russe, Belt: American Eagle, Jewelry: American Eagle, Boots: Boot Country, Sun Glasses: Walmart.

Fill in the blank Friday!


1. If I could get away somewhere for the weekend I would go to Europe I would like to say but on the same note a weekend is CLEARLY not long enough! So I would have to say Nashville. A nice sunny drive to Nashville would be great and I would bring my mom and my three cousins. We would go shopping, walk down by the river, eat dinner at a fancy restaurant and end the night with a Broadway show. Ohh how I would love some girl time right now :)

2. Something I often rant about is HOW MUCH I MISS MY FAMILY.....plain and simple.

3. One item I need to have in my fridge at all times is Pomegranate Lemonade its my favorite, favorite, FAVORITE! Oh and I also usually have double stuffed oreos in there too.

4. My "life-saving" product is crest whiting strips. Ok so they aren't "life saving" but I seriously love this product. My teeth look whiter after the first application. I buy a box every six months and they keep my teeth looking great! And it is so much cheaper than getting them professionally whitened!

5. A friend is someone who is a thousand miles away but is still there for you. Someone who loves all of your imperfections, someone who you can really fight with and only because you know that you will get over it in five minutes. Someone who loves you...always.

6. If I could right my own blank it would be

my favorite childhood memory is probably when my aunt Susan would take all of us kids swimming. I seriously used to think she was just the coolest (haha well she still is) she would throw all of us in the car, tie a blow up wale or two on the top of the car and drive us out to the lake. We would always stop and get a snack on the way. Ahhh care free days. How I miss them.

7. My favorite kind of art is Haute Couture. I think that some people don't see clothing as art but it really is. Sometimes we ask ourselves why Chanel or Christian Dior is so expensive. But its because its like fine art that you put on your body. Something that is so thought out and so cared for in the making. Take a Chanel Couture gown for instance that cost's $50,000..its because that gown is hand crafted. Hand beaded, hand embroidered, hand sewn. It takes a true artist to master that. And it takes a true artist to master the woman's mind. To know what she wants to live her life in.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

There comes a time when everyone should realize..


That happiness does not come out of a pill bottle. Or that a shot or two of whiskey isn't going to make the pain stop, when you wake up in the morning the elephant is still sitting on your shoulders.

that the girl with the blue hair is beautiful...and so are you.

that faith is stronger than the ocean tide and that trusting in God will get you through your worst struggles.

that fear is easier to overcome than you think. just jump...



that you're going to get your heart broken. learn from it. move on. be happy.

that laughter can heal heartache.

that finding yourself is about making mistakes but also about making the right choices. its about facing your fears and your struggles with determination in your heart, its about wearing that bright green nail polish and that little crop top that no one else has the guts to rock out. its about letting go and being ok with who you are because that's the way that our perfect God made you.

realize that you are special, beautiful, charming.....a dream ♥

baby you were born this way.

Comfy Casual



Sweater: American Eagle, Top: Charlotte Russe, Jeans: Aeropostale, Shoes: Journey's (vans), Jewelry: Unknown.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fill in the blank Friday!


1. People always tell me I look like Brittany Snow??? HAVE no idea where that comes from.

2. Friends don't let friends drink and drive, date stupid guys, cry alone....friends don't let friends down.

3. A sunny day is perfect for being outside. duhhh. Preferably at the beach or a lake. Laying out in the sun all day and getting in the water when it's too hot. Reading a good book while you listen to the sound of the water. Laughing care free laughter out in the sunshine with people you love.

4. My favorite accessories are earnings and rings. I have two piercings in my left ear and.....four in my right haha I love the unevenness.

5. If I could afford it I would travel non stop.

6. A cure for boredom is to get in the car and drive. I usually end my drive at the mall. Hmmm bad habit.

7. I am currently "in like" with.....Hmmm that I can't say but I have never been so giddy ;)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

kill them with kindness :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

little green dress




Hat: Hermitage Hotel, Dress: Old Navy, Boots: Boot Country (Nashville, TN), Jewelry: F21, Betsey Johnson.

let is go, let it roll right off your shoulder

sometimes life is painful. it really is.
but at the same time you have to be willing to let go of things that hurt.
let it go, be free and happy.

sometimes things fall apart. but it's ok because thats LIFE.
better things will be sewn together. even a flower can grow from cement.

be free, be free, be free







and always forgive. God has a plan for each and every one of us.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

sighs :)


"I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.."

Monday, May 16, 2011

boyfriend jeans


NOTE: I got these amazing jeans for $12.00. YES! $12.00!!!!


Top: Calvin Klein, Jeans: Aeropostale, Wedges: Nine West, Jewelry: F21 and Vintage Shop.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Outside of acu's and combat boots


So I thought I would try something a little bit different. As most of you know I am active duty military which means I wear a uniform five days a week. Which is hard because I am EXTREMELY into fashion. So I thought I would show you guys what I like to wear on the weekends and off duty hours. I will try to post these as much as I can. I hope you enjoy :)



Jacket: Charlotte Russe, Top: Bonjour (a little boutique in Florence, Oregon), Shorts: Charlotte Russe, Boots: Vince Camuto, Sunglasses: Walmart.

on being patient

sunshine is on it's way...♥

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

call me old fashion but...

where has the meaning of love ran off to? i dont understand todays society and their views on relationships and love. SEX big issue right? yes with love comes sex and with sex comes love. but its a part of love that needs to wait because it is so delicate and so precious, because it is a way of communicating with your loved one on a completely new out of this world kind of way. it needs to be shared with one person and one person only...your spouse. it really bothers me that today movies, tv shows, music, books, you name it are pressuring people into sex. its the cool thing to do, being a virgin is immature, he or she wont love you unless you sleep with them...its all lies. the Lord wants us to wait to protect us from being hurt. breaking it off with a boyfriend or girlfriend is hard enough but throw sex in the middle and its much much worse. why? because you are emotionally connected to them in a way that can only be reached through sex. it gives a false image of being in love because you are in love with the emotion that sex gives not the person that you are having sex with. so the best thing is to fall in love the right way. LEAVE sex out of it. get to know one anothers hearts and minds first. connect by sharing thoughts, by watching movies together, by holding hands, by whispering secrets to eachother, by kissing, connect by traveling together, by taking pictures together, by learning every little detail about one another. love one another in pure unaltered love first and the rest will come. its a gift that God will gladly give you once you marry your true love.

now for my final thoughts on the matter...(i will be talking from a females point of view)
imagine your wedding day. you have spent all day on your hair and makeup, your gown looks absolutely stunning, you have already had to reapply your mascara twice and you havent even seem the groom yet! now lets back up...groom...yes i said GROOM as in singular, not plural. we grow up and we marry one person. and on that day there is one and only one person on your mind and its that man standing at the end of the isle waiting to make you his wife. because he loves you. now those other guys that you slept with, those guys who broke your heart, they dont love you, you gave them something precious and they dont love you. but the man you are about to marry, he loves you, he treasures, he respects you, and he honors you... and that is the ONLY man that you should ever share your deepest of emotions with.

so, call me old fashion but how precious is it be to be eachothers one and only...how absolutely precious...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Its a new day

"this is the day that the LORD has made, i will rejoice and be glad in it."

Hello Soldier


On Saturday my cousin Caitie went to prom. This is the group of friends that she went with and let me just start off by saying "who needs a date???" serious...these girls are having a blast and this photo shoot was genius. Caitie is the one in the blue dress holding the pink umbrella. Stunning, I know. Caitie and her sister Ashley came into our family years ago (I lost track because it seems like I have never really been without them in my life) when their dad married my aunt Susan. These two girls plus my other cousin Hollie (Susans daughter) have been the sunshine in my life the three of them have gotten me through thick and thin and I love them with my whole heart.

Today though I want to talk about Caitie because she is getting ready to graduate high school on the 5th of June. Now I only graduated last year but MAN I can't believe this girl is getting ready to graduate! She has grown up so much over the past few years and has the best head on her shoulders a girl her age could have. She's got brain, beauty, and she is so strong. June 7th she leaves for boot camp to join our ranks in the United States Army. Looking at her picture you would never have guessed right? But I promise she looks great in camo too.

So Caitie when you read this:

One month until boot camp WOW! I can't believe the day is coming so fast. Coming from someone who has gone through it before I want to tell you that yes, its going to be scary and yes, its going to be hard. I tell you this not because I want to scare you but because of the simple fact that if it wasn't so hard and if it wasn't so scary you would have nothing to show for it. The things you will go through in that ten weeks are things that 98% of our population cant or refuse to do. You are going to accomplish so much and on that graduation day, with strength of a warrior running through your blood stream you will get to hold your head high with accomplishments that the rest of the world will be envious of. None of it would be worth it without the challenges that lie ahead of you so take these challenges each day by the horns and build off of them, no feeling will be better than that graduation day. I have the utmost faith in you and I speak not only for myself but for our whole family WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU. For many reasons you are one of the strongest people I know and I truly look up to you for that. I know you are going to go to this place and knock the training out like it was nothing but on those bad days, on the days when you feel like quiting, on the days when you have people telling you that you wont make it remember...

through Christ you are ALWAYS stronger than you think...always.

prove them all wrong and keep driving on soldier, one boot in front of the other.

I love you so so much.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

feelings.








love can be many things. but one thing it certainly is not, is unsure.

....lauren conrad is genius.