Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Why I love Christmas...

It's the feeling of the season that gets me. The memories. It means family time. My family came in a week ago and we surprised my mom. She didn't know that my two oldest siblings were coming. It was a big surprise! Happy 60th Mom! Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


My best friend just had her second child and he is so adorable. I call him Riggles (His name is Rigby) He'll have fun with his crazy older brother! 
And the week before Thanksgiving I got to go to DC and visit some of my favorite children. Here are my favorites kids! :)
I can't believe how big they get! I've told every single one to stop growing and they just ignore Aunt Hilaree. We have some discipline issues to sort out! :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Metro: Washington DC edition!

So it's been awhile since I rode a metro, but I did today and I got lost. I was riding from my sister's in Virginia to my brother's in Maryland. And they said take the orange line all the way down and I did and I was in the wrong place. We figured out that there were two orange lines and I had gotten on the express one. Oops! It all worked out in the end.
There were more normal people than I'm used to. A lot of people use it to commute to work. Phoenix metro riders are weirdos and strange college students. Still miss it though.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I'm thankful for...

My sister and her kids before dinner all say what they are thankful for and since I'm visiting I thought loo should do the same.
I am thankful for:
Transportation that takes me to family and those I love.
Food cause it's tasty.
Education. Work.
Being a nurse. Best job ever!
Peaceful thoughts and feelings.
Piano music.
USA. Freedom.
I'm really really thankful for:
My wonderful parents. No one has better parents than me.
My siblings and their families. I love spending time with every single one of them!
Christmas. For the above two reasons and the next one.
My Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Without them, I'd have nothing and no direction in life our life for that matter. I'm most grateful for them and to them!
I really want to be thankful all year round, but I'm glad that we have this time of year to help us to be grateful for all we have!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Holly, you changed my life!

Cross stitching...
 So Holly was the initiator of my new obsession with cross- stitching. I found these  ornaments at a yard sale and did each of them in like a day. I can't get enough of this hobby. It's also a great one to do with friends and on road trips and on planes. I'm also doing a big complex one but you have to wait to see that one.

See what I have already done here

I love this! Yay cross-stitch.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Scary Movies

I'm the biggest wuss when it comes to scary movies.  In fact I don't ever go to scary movies. The movies that are scary to me don't actually scare others. I avoid scary.
My top 5 scary films:
Jarrasic park
Snow white
The mummy

I do love Halloween even though I'm a baby. And I love the classic movies. Here are a few I really enjoy.
My top Halloween movies:
Charlie Brown and the great pumpkin
Casper the friendly ghost
Hocus pocus

Monday, October 22, 2012

October is here!!!

So it's October and time to start all the holiday decorating! I love the holidays and I love decorating.
Best things about October:
1. Pumpkin in everything
2. Colors changing
3. Weather changing/fall clothes
4. Decorating for the holidays
5. Everything is scary
6. Candy has no calories :)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sleep patterns

Ugh. Night shifts are going to ruin me. 
After 3 shifts in a row, I always have one of these sleep patterns:
1. I take a short nap after my shift, go to bed at night, and I adjust to a semi-normal sleep cycle. This is most common, thankfully.
2. When I take my nap, I end up sleeping longer than I wanted and stay up half the night even though I am exhausted. For example, I am writing this at 4am after 3 night shifts because I overslept during my nap. ("my nap!" I sound like a child)
3. I get the nap and fall asleep at a normal hour, but then I wake up somewhere between 2 and 4 am suffering from hunger pains. This is because during my shifts that is the time when I normally get a break and eat. 
It's easier for my sleep to adjust just after 1 or 2 shifts, but 3 makes it extra hard. I love night shifts but they do terror on my sleeping and social life. I think all my friends assume I'm always working or sleeping (sorta true). I usually look like death when I am awake and I act weirder than normal. I don't want to complain too much but I am pretty sure my body hates me. 
But I got to tough it out. I need the experience and I am blessed to have such a great job.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Eye make-up: Pinterest idea

It's unrealistic to get your make-up to look as perfect as the photo's on Pinterest. Most of that is done by professionals or with more time than I am willing to spend on my own face. I still like to put on make-up and look nice. I like to experiment with colors and see what I can pull off! I have a few ideas posted on my make-up board, and this is the latest one that I tried.

Mine doesn't look quite as awesome, partly because I am way white and I don't like eyeliner all that much. But overall I was pleased with the result! I liked the color combination and thought it did well with the look I was going for. A sort of mystical-cool, not-that-into-you type of look! :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pinterest Fashion!

Peplum style coming back from the old days!
So I pin a lot on my style board and it's probably my favorite. I've pinned a few outfits that have one focus and that is the peplum.
Here are the photos from my board that inspired my outfit that I wore to church today. I bought the shirt on clearance from Charlotte Russe when I was shopping with my BFF Faith. It was a happy buy. When I left for church my mom said I look very 40s inspired.
Mission accomplished!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pinterest Exercise!

So I still love pinning. One of my favorite boards is my fitness board. It's so motivational. Every picture just makes me want to work harder and be healthier. It's hard to motivate yourself and to eat right when food is just so good! My sister and I are trying this quick start diet and I've already lost some weight. We're done with Insanity and now just pick and choose whatever workouts we want. Just stay active! So I've done every workout on my board at least once. These are the pictures of my favorites.

It's time to feel great about yourself and life!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pay-day Par-ty!

First payday and I kinda went crazy!

And I have a new phone which I posted this from. Love it!! And check out my leather pants!
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