Sunday, November 27, 2011


This year, Gared's super nice parents invited me and Jenna to spend Thanksgiving them and Holly and Gared. They have THE coolest cabin! It was really nice to get out of Provo for a day. Madre sent me with a mission: Get. Pictures. Well, here they are :)

Awesome view.
Jenna and I hiked around before the feast, and we played around a little in this tunnel.

Ok, back to the Cabin. This is the basement. Lots of space, lots of storage. Very nice :)

Here's the main level.

View from the stairs, and the loft. Aren't Holly and Gared soooooo cute?! :)

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Saturday, November 19, 2011


I find that I am running out of things to blog about. I don't have many interesting things going on in my life! I go to school 3 days a week, and the other 2 days I look for jobs, and on Saturday and Sunday, I sleep! Occasionally on Saturday's I go do fun things, like roller skating, or rock climbing. On Thursday night I saw the midnight showing of Breaking Dawn with my Roommates. We went a little crazy with the costumes and makeup. Brooke is obviously Edward, and I am just a vampire. We stuffed a pillow up Rose's shirt to make her look like a pregnant Bella. We got a lot of stares. And surprisingly, no body else was dressed up! Don't people make a big deal out of Twilight here!?

This week in school I get to start cutting hair. I am so excited! I'll update again in a few days :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

School school school...

Friday was my class's very first model day. Periodically throughout my time at Aveda I will have to have find models to come in and showcase some of my services. This week I had all of my roommates come in and get a manicure, pedicure, wash and style, and facial.

Holly was my model for facial and wash & style. Isn't she so pretty?

I knew that Aveda wasn't just a typical hair salon, but I'm always surprised by how much stress relief and massage rituals we have to learn. With every service we give, we also have to perform a Stress Reliving Ritual. It's a lot of work. We have also had to learn the names and uses of every skin care product and hair product Aveda uses. Each product has a special family name, and then individual name, and we have to know them all, what's in them, how to use them, what types of skin and hair to use them on, and so forth. It's a LOT! And most of all, it makes me want to buy all of it to take home, especially since we are allowed to use it on each other while practicing hairstyles, and I have first hand experience seeing that this stuff really works! And the best part is that it is all natural. And I know that that phrase "all natural" is really overused nowadays, but Aveda products are the real deal. We know where all the products come from, what plants they are derived from, and how they are made. It's amazing. I love it!

On Saturday night our ward had a Halloween party. Holly and Gared dressed up as Sandra and Danny from Grease, and we also met a Frenchie there. Perfect!

Yesterday we all dressed up for school, and played the whole day. Seriously. We had one hour of class time and that was all. We spent most of the day experimenting with crazy Halloween makeup and hair.
This is my friend, Heidi. Her hair and makeup took about 3 hours to complete.

I dressed up as Mrs. Incredible (funny story actually: at the Halloween party on Saturday night, some boy got my attention by calling out "Sister Incredible!". Totally Mormon, right? I got a good laugh out of it. He saw me again on Sunday and called me that same thing!).
These two lovely ladies did my makeup. They put this awesome mask on me, and teased the heck out of my hair. I didn't know Mrs. Incredible had such big hair, but apparently they thought she did.
Today it snowed. I almost cried. Snow? On November 1st? Isn't it still in the 60's back home? Lately I have been missing Texas a lot. I miss living far enough a way from a street that you can't hear the cars at night. I miss hearing trains. I miss having land and trees. I miss the heat. Yes, even in a drought, I LOVE the heat. And of course I miss my family down there. Provo can get very claustrophobic at times. Everything is so close. I can hear people driving and talking and laughing right outside my window until very late into the night. We also live right above a pizza place, so the light that shines on the sign all night also shines directly into our window. That's annoying.
But I try not to complain too much. Provo does has it's perks. For one thing, everything is so close that I rarely need to drive anywhere besides school. I can easily walk or ride my bike to the store. I do enjoy the college atmosphere, and staying up late is fun... sometimes. Overall, I am very happy to be here :)