Sunday, April 25, 2010

Marco Polo

M. Polo

Meet Marco Polo.
Yes he is a stuffed animal, but that doesn't mean he can't be an explorer at heart.
I'm taking him with me to Mexico & writing part of his adventures in his adventure book.
When Mexico's done with, I'm passing him on to another explorer and the chain will continue.
Who knows, maybe he'll someday fall into your hands?
I'm letting his adventures take a life of their own. All of his adventures and whereabouts will be documented here, so stay tuned. ;]


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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Old Town Riverside - an Adventure

mission inn
dreams clocks

farmers market

Whenever you see old town in front of a city name, you know it's going to be good; especially when you see spanish style architecture.
I went on a little roadtrip to riverside with my Mom this weekend.
When I think riverside, I usually think, desert, fires, and intense heat, but old town was quaint and charming.
Perfect start to my summer.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

the mothaland.

airplane cal.

words cannot even describe the beauty that is Long Beach, California.
I get to call this place home; I don't know how I got so lucky.
Once I walked out of the plane at the airport, I could feel the moisture in the air.
being 10 min. away from a beach, now that's called paradise.

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Monday, April 19, 2010


In case you haven't heard, the print industry is slowly becoming extinct and so are the available amount of jobs.
When I first went to orientation, one of the professors said that the average employee at the New York Times has 5 internships under their belt. (gulp!)
This is why I'm determined to have an internship every semester from here on out.

Summer 2010 I'll be interning here.

Spring/Summer 2011 I'll be interning here.

and Fall 2010/Winter 2011 I just turned in my application to intern here.

Wish me luck!

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

provo can be pretty

yellow bush


spring time changes my feelings about provo completely.
birds chirping, always a joy.
Especially when you've just dominated a final.
Oh, and a Mango - a - go- go from Jamba juice never hurt anybody.
The only damper to this joyous weather is a little thing called finals, but sunshine definitely makes things better.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

lunch breaks

When life gets you down, grab a burger.
This was my first burger in about 2 months and it was delicious, even if it was just from the cougareat.
lunch breaks with kirsten = fun.


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Thursday, April 15, 2010

reasons to be happy

I collect words. It's a passion of mine, really.

case in point: my calendar.
I like to think of it as the little piece of sunshine to my day.
I've had a calendar like this before, each day, I get a list of witty phrases giving me reasons to smile each day.

I've kind of fallen behind in pulling the days away.
A month behind to be exact.
somewhere in-between work, writing for the newspaper, rushing to class, and interviews, my calendar became forgotten.

I write down my favorite phrases into my Happy Book Vol. II.
Maybe one day you'll have the pleasure of meeting Vol. I or get a peek at Vol. II but for now:

APRIL 15th reasons to be happy:
1. a music room
2. cottage cheese
3. effortlessness
4. caribbean schooners
5. "early bird" specials
6. books of nostalgia
7. miniature desserts
8. secret gardens
9. Connecticut antiquing
10. flattering makeup

things to be happy about.

Vol. II list

month's worth

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

major love for my major.

Growing up, I was the little girl who wanted to do it all. My mom had me enrolled in choir, dance classes, swimming lessons, i had a brief stint with ice skating, science summer camps, and piano lessons.

I hated it then, and a bit in high school when I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with my life, but I realized something today.

I interviewed Lee Braithwaite today, professor of Marine Biology here at BYU. I was seriously considering Marine Biology at one point in my life, that along with forensics, but I was interviewing him as a print journalism student. As I left his ridiculously cool office, I realized that I am in the perfect major.

My major allows me to be passionate about all the things I love. I get to interview people who discover dinosaur bones, blog about slang and stereotypes, and people who travel to the jungles of Guatemala to learn about the ancient Maya. Everytime I interview someone, I get this little thought in my head like, "maybe I should major in that," but I realize that it's just because I'm able to be passionate about things other people are passionate about.

My major is the best I must say, because for the day, I get to be an expert on a certain subject and only on the interesting parts. I get to be an expert on things, without actually going to school and studying them. I am blessed & I'm downright smitten-in love.
May you all find your perfect major/ career in life.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Marco polo update.

I haven't forgotten about the Marco Polo Project.
I promise.
Here's an update/hint.
I bought a set of 3 MOLESKINE ( walden used them apparently?) journals to use in the Marco Polo Project.
AND. I leave to mexico on the 27th.

All of my ♥,

This is what you give me to work with.

I work at the Creamery Outlet which just so happens to be the place they make BYU ice cream.
Freshman 15 whaaa? [It never ends]
here and there I get to sample new flavors.
Like Raspberry Cream Cheese! eeek. Just came out trryyyy it.
My heart remains faithful however to graham canyon. ♥

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p.s. what's your favvv. flavor?

Friday, April 9, 2010

the girl in love with a uke.

finals is stressful.
can I get an AMEN?
Therefore I made it a mission to try and gather all my ukulele music and combine it into one great playlist of wonder.
And for some reason, this playlist translates to yellow for me, does that make sense? bleh?
I still haven't gathered all my music in this playlist,but I'll get there.
If you have any suggestions, shoot them via the comment box.

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There's something magical about dying an egg.
(Dying as in coloring not as in death)
Who ever came up with the tradition, genius!
also, I experimented with wrapping an egg in rubber bands...success, I think so.
Martha-stewartish deff.

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Meet Rebecca.

baby girl is beautiful.
She definitely has the Quesada genes working in her favor.

we all love her to pieces.
family, isn't it about time?

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