Sunday, July 9, 2017

5 Favorite DIYs

Hey guys!

Recently, I have been getting a lot of questions about some of the DIYs (Do-It-Yourself) I have done within the last few months, so I figured I would write a post about it. Though I would LOVE to take credit for the ideas of the crafts I have done, Pinterest, as well as other bloggers, have been my main source of projects.

There are 4 reasons that I craft. 1) self-expression. 2) I am a 24 year old student who likes nice things on a low budget. 3) It's a hobby that I feel like I am pretty good at. 4) I love the feeling of accomplishing something- especially something I could actually use!

So whether you just love to craft or maybe you're not so artsy and just want to save a few bucks, these DIY projects are fairly simple and a lot of fun!



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Obviously I have a thing for Copper, BUT if you just buy one small pipe of Copper from your local Home Depot, you can do so much with it!

Now get to it! It's Sunday- the perfect day to do something creative.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Aloha, Oahu!

Hello, hello!

It is now the middle of June and I can't even remember the last time I posted or updated you on what's going on in my life! I could look back at my last post, but I am feeling a bit too lazy for that right now. Though I haven't written here in awhile, there hasn't been much that has changed. Connor and I are in school full-time over the Summer, we still don't have too much of a social life, and we are still in Utah.

Though life has been pretty much the same for the last few months, I have still managed to get out of Utah and have some fun a couple of times this Summer. In May, my Spring semester ended and I had about a week until my Summer classes started, so I took a trip to Arizona to visit family for a week, and then headed to Disneyland with Connors family for a few days. Although Connor had to stay home to work (yes-I went without him), I still had a blast and got to spend more time with his family.

About 3 weeks or so after Disneyland, Connor, his family, and I were off to Las Vegas to fly to Oahu, Hawaii! It still feels like a dream. I honestly never thought I'd ever be able to go to Hawaii in my life- It seemed like a pipe dream. It hadn't fully hit me where we were going until I saw the turquoise water meeting the lush, green land out of the airplane window. I was in awe.

The family rented a huge, beautiful home on North Shore with views out of every window of our own stretch of beach. With all of the windows open, a slight breeze, and the sound of the waves, I have never slept better in my entire life.

While in Hawaii, we went on amazing hikes to see waterfalls and gorgeous views, ate at roadside food trucks, went to a swap meet, snorkeled, went to the PCC (Polynesian Cultural Center) and to visit the LDS temple. Our absolute favorite beach that we visited was at Bellows Air Force Station. Luckily I am "retired" from the Air Force and was able to get us on base. The sand was like white powder and the water was the most amazing turquoise color that I have ever seen.

After a week of paradise, we had to return to reality, and it was painful. I guess if we got to have experiences like this all of the time, it just wouldn't feel as special. Below are some photos from our trip!