Friday, December 25, 2009

CHRISTmas Exodus

I have to admit - I hate the holidays.
But I will miss my Mom's Christmas decorations.

Before you go hating on me know that I have valid reasons.
God bless to you and yours.
And thank you GOD for the birth of our savior - Jesus Christ.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Made a new youtube video today. My friend Lisa and I
figured out how to use the video on the computers in the lab.
This is us doing the bad romance dance.
Enjoy. :)

Saturday, December 12, 2009


I dont think there is a better feeling then being in like with someone. :)

Friday, December 11, 2009


If you didn't know, I'm pretty much in love with Demi Lovato.


Thursday, December 10, 2009


Taylor Swift with straight hair. Like or dislike?

I honestly thought she was wearing a wig when I saw this. Guess not.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


This is what I do to avoid studying for finals - browse fashion magazine websites.

I want this nail polish - never seen this color before. LOVE.

Normally indifferent about Lauren Conrad, but I am loving this Mad Men inspired updo.

Hoping Taylor Swift wears one of these sparkly Prefall Oscar DeLaRenta dresses.

Sunday, December 6, 2009




Saturday, November 28, 2009


So I am pretty much amazing at singing and decided to make a video of me covering Miley Cyrus's "Party in the USA". Enjoy ;)

Friday, November 27, 2009


This day is possibly the worst tradition ever invented. I just got dragged around a mall for 11 hrs to look at mediocre deals while wanting to strangle my best friend for taking so long. We should think of something better.

I don't have any money. Therefore I could not get the shoes I want. (pictured above)
On a positive note my mom told me she got me the Uggs I wanted for Christmas.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009

My birthday present from my sister was tickets to the Jonas Brothers World Tour show at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit on 7/26/09. My sissy and I had a fabulous time bonding and singing. :) The openers were pretty darn good too.

{Mr. Joe Jonas} {Mr. Kevin Jonas} {Mr. Nick Jonas}

Monday, July 20, 2009

21 Candles

Its my 21st Birthday today. :) I'm legal now YAY!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sweet Summer Time

Nothing says America better then the good old sport of Baseball in the middle of July. Today and my family went to a minor league game in my home town of Midland. Our small city owns the team called the Midland Loons. We brought our relatives from New York, my Aunt, Uncle, and two young cousins. We had a blast and I don't think anyone had more fun then the kids! Which was the goal. Take a look. :)

{Aunt Barb, Mom, the kids, and I}

{Mom & I}

{Brandon on the Jungle Gym} {Ashley on the Slide}

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Pow Wow

Quite a few summers ago I went on a two week mission trip to South Dakota and worked on an Native American reservation. While I was there we did have an opportunity to shop at some small local stores, and to my delight I picked up some beautiful authentic "Indian" jewelry. Now, that was not the point of the trip and I did learn lots and build a few things, but those were the keep sakes I got to bring home with me. Ever since that trip I have held a fascination with Native American culture, art, and of course accessories. I feel in love with this Jessica Simpson Woodstock Cross-body purse. Not only to I love this style of purse (so convenient!) but I love the leather + bead combo. Would go perfect with the jewelry I already have! :) At only $88 right now it would be a great birthday gift (wink wink). If only I hadn't already asked for an external hard drive.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Love Story

So I am about as far as anyone to getting married. However, I am a huge wedding buff and friends often tease me about reading wedding magazines and talking about my future nuptials. I even considered being a wedding planner at one point because I love them so much. Today I found myself having a Friday night in watching TLC's Say Yes To The Dress and decided to check out their selection of dresses for myself. On Kleinfeld's(This is the store where the show takes place, located in NYC) website has a great way to search for your perfect dress. You can select everything from silhouette, to neckline, to designer. I favor sheath dresses, sweetheart necklines, and delicate cap sleeves. What can I say? I'm slightly traditional. I found quite a few dresses I would love to wear on my day. One in particular caught my special attention. A beautiful sheath dress by Claire Pettibone, a California-based designer. The really nice thing about this store is the special attention each client gets and the amazing amount of selection they have in dresses. You get to see this on the show which is why I LOVE watching it. There are always some interesting brides, I especially love the melt downs.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


So I know that I cannot live without my hair straightener (or flat iron, is you prefer that phrase). Without that thing my hair is a hot mess. When my three year old, tried and true flat iron died this spring I sadly retired it to the trash and went on a hunt for a new one. I already knew I wanted a CHI. My friends use this brand and having had used theirs I knew it would get hot enough to tame my. at times, wire-like curls. Fortunately for me my search did not last long. After checking out a few websites for prices I found which not only had the best price, it looked legit (you never know with the internet). I decided to take a leap of faith and ordered a CHI flat iron for less then half of its normal retail price from the site and to my delight it came fast and flawless.

Now, the CHI is not without is downfalls. It is known to just stop working for no apparent reason (or totally blow out if you take it to Europe and plug it into those stupid European outlets). So I was not surprised when mine did. But Misikko customer service was prompt with email replies and when I told them my issue they exchanged the broken appliance for a new one free of charge. The CHI has a year long warranty, but Misikko did not have to cover the shipping costs and they graciously did. In summary I HIGHLY recommend this site for any purchasing of hair appliance.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The most magical place on earth ...

I just spent the first week of the new year in Orlando with my parents! We had a wonderful vacation visiting the Disney parks and brought along my best friend from home, Marilyn. We stayed in the Marriott World Resort and Conference Center and it was AMAZING!
We went to Magic Kingdom and Epcot. I wanted to take pictures with as many characters as possible, and fortunately for me, luck was on my side. Here are a few.

{Pluto, Mary Poppins, Meeko, and Mexican Donald Duck}

{My favorite Princess and I}