Made To Love

 

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Alright people I’m just going to make this simple. I love to love. I truly feel like I as an individual was made to love. Some have told me that’s not really a “thing” but I like to think otherwise. It is my strongest (and at times it has been my weakest) trait.

I always have and always will firmly believe that when in doubt you just have to add a little love to it. So I do. Every single day I make it a point to say “I love you” to someone in my life without even speaking those three words. With time I’ve learned that there are so many ways that you can say I love you, it just comes down to whether or not the receiving individual is able to hear it. 

So, lets take a break from that discussion so that I can make a quick point about today: It’s really kind of weird to me that people who are single get so down on themselves on Valentines day. Is the day not about love? Do you not have any in your life? If not, create it. Self-love, google it. Family and friends? Yah go squeeze the shit out of them, it feels really good I promise. Love is so much more than flowers, chocolate, and diamonds on a random day in February. Don’t dwell on the fact that it may be lacking. Just make it happen. You deserve it.

So, since today is “love-day” I vow to celebrate the ridiculous amount that I am blessed to have in my life. My family and friends make my world go ’round. And I’m going to do my very best to remind them of that.

So if and when you feel kind of bummed today do this: Slow down, take a big deep breath, focus on what you have and repeat after me: life is not about what I can get, it is about what I can give. 

And hopefully your heart will feel a little lighter, your world a bit brighter, and your soul will stir with ideas of how you can bring more love into the peoples lives around you. Which, in the most badass way ever, will bring more love into your life in return. How about that for a thought? It’s a win-win babe. I’m tellin’ ya. Love is kind of magical like that. So please, have a beautiful day, kick ass, hug lots of peeps alright?

All my love, cheesy thoughts (and 20-something thoughts) on love until next time,

XOXO, B

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The Results Of Letting Go

Push play if your heart desires…

The re-occuring pure joy from having a Valentine that I swear is made of pure love.

(and finding out he is getting me a KITTEN!!)

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Highlights of yesterday:

Having my best friend sugarbum as my Valentine (you can gag now)

Laughing the whole way there

A divine dinner at Carvers with Chan & Katie

Snuggling with my king in a king sized bed

Finding out my dream that many people don’t really understand is coming true — I’m getting a kitty!!

Highlights of today:

That sugarbum of mine

Giving my momma the biggest squeeze in the world

…Crying while I gave her that squeeze

A Frozen Koffee Kooler from BadAss Coffee (my favorite coffee shop in SLC)

Dancing/singing with Andy the entire way home

School. Yup, I love it. Oh & I can’t forget that bit of blue..

Visiting Bessie, Esther, & the new BABIES! + a bunny  (twice)

What's happenin' girls?

& ending it with this gift that didn’t cost a dime

All I can say is the love in this world is determined to make all things beautiful — I’m sure of it.

XOXO

Steady As She Rose

I have loved glittery  polish on other people but have been holding off because I wasn’t sure I liked it on me. I tried ‘Big Money’ by Sally Hansen & was really happy with it. But these got old really quick and they also chipped easily. So I switched to a french manicure.

The lines aren’t perfect but I’m not complaining. I applied Nail Envy as my first coat because it helps with nail strength & growth. Then I applied two coats of OPI’s “Steady As She Rose”. Be sure to wait before applying the second coat, I’ve noticed air bubbles in my base coat when I haven’t waited long enough. Then I used ‘Alpine Snow” for my tips. I used a toothpick and just put a drop of the color on a piece of paper. Less is more, if you get too much it gives the tip a weird form (my ring finger in the picture on the right did that)

Anyway, I think these are perfect for Valentines day. Simple, classy, and guaranteed to make you feel pretty.

Shop Here:

Nail Envy 

Steady As She Rose

Alpine Snow 

OPI Top Coat 

Big Money 

He Adores Her

“A beautiful girl can make you dizzy, like you’ve been drinking Jack and Coke all morning. She can make you feel high, full of the single greatest commodity known to man – promise. Promise of a better day. Promise of a greater hope. Promise of a new tomorrow. This particular aura can be found in the gaze of a beautiful girl. In her smile, in her soul, in the way she makes every rotten little thing about life seem like it’s going to be okay.”

Blackie-Chans Debut

Today in class I learned how to throw baseballs instead of softballs while I interview someone. I also learned how gorgeous it is everyday at 4:15 (right after class) from the parking garage. The perfect opportunity to take a picture of my favorite tree on our street arose, so I had to share. Then I came home & expressed my crazy craving for Olive Garden – So we went, of course. After dinner we went grocery shopping & swooped some essentials.

One of those essentials was our first pet, Blackie-Chan the fish. I adore him, and I adore my cute boyfriend for being just as excited as I am (or at least pretending to be). He’s such a good boy, he doesn’t even bark. We love him.

Then I dove into this months ‘O’  magazine & a full glass of vino. Oh, and expressed my ADHD on my nails, by removing yesterdays color & changing to this..

“Uh Oh Roll Down The Window’ Bottom Coat

Letters: ‘Did You ‘Ear About Van Gogh?’

I’m always for a little twist on holiday style. Valentines day is so soon, and I can’t wait to spend it with the love of my life. Sending you love tonight, readers. Thank you. Until next time, xoxo B

Back In Business

Long time no talk, loves! Tomorrow is the first day I’ll be working from home. After over a week without internet, we are back in business. I feel so pathetic for missing it in such a short amount of time, but it is what it is. Scott & Leslie, Andys sister & brother in-law, were so kind & let me work from their home while we waited for internet here at our house. I almost had to drive down to SLC to work, so they made my life a lot easier by letting me work there temporarily.

This was on NYE. I genuinely enjoy opening bubbly for some reason (clearly). Needless to say, this is pretty close to how excited I was today when we got cable & internet. Some things simply call for celebration.

My ‘office’ is a nightmare, since that is where I have put boxes that are still packed & such. Eventually, with time & a lot of effort, I hope to flip my office & have it resemble this beautiful ‘Mommy cave’ from ‘Vanessa & Valentine’. It isn’t your average office, which is why I love it. We all need a little sass to keep us going during the day, which is exactly what the bits of cheetah print are doing for this room. I also love the orchid, they are my favorite flowers. I have the files/magazine organizers from ikea that she used in her office, so that gives me a little bit of hope. For now, I’m working with what I have. I will add things slowly but surely. I think that re-decorating a room is more fun during the hard work. I love the finished product but it’s always fun doing little odds & ends to make it exactly how you want it.

I also adore this office

Anyway, I need to get to sleep to prep for an early start tomorrow. Once I get back into the groove I will hopefully have more time to write (no promises, school starts on Wednesday).

All my love, Bee

[Click here to read more about getting organized for the new year]