Friday, April 28, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
This top is from Cents of Style, so is the skirt actually, but the top is in the A Fresh Cut Spring collection. The top has embroidery that says, "brave". Aside from it being an insanely comfy sweater, I love the embroidery on it as a reminder to be brave daily.
So in honor of being brave, I wanted to publish a post that has been in my drafts for a while.
Thanks to Cents of Style for sponsoring this post. Check out their Fresh Cut Spring collection, they have tons of cute things that celebrate all sizes!
Monday, April 24, 2017
I want to really level with you guys and share an Easter miracle that happened. I'm still not quite over the surprise and #blessings of it all.
Let's rewind to a few weeks before Easter. We were trying to figure out our plans with our families. I was in a group message with my family and we planned out that we were going to do a BBQ! My sister asked everyone to bring something. People were responding with, "I'll bring fruit" "I'll bring soda" etc.
I didn't care about any of that, I was waiting on one response. From my Mom. She would make or break my Easter plans.
Then I saw it. "Collette is typing..."
My phone pinged. This was it.
NOOO! I cried. I thrashed. I screamed.
My Mom was not bringing funeral potatoes to Easter dinner.
The world got a little dimmer that day.
I went through the whole five stages of grief. I spent a few days in denial. I kept thinking my Mom had to be kidding. She would certainly show up with a pan of sweet, sweet golden goodness. As it got closer I realized that she meant business.
I started to get angry, throwing casserole dishes in the road to take my anger out.
I was pleading with the big guy upstairs that if he just gave me funeral potatoes, I would actually listen in Sunday School.
Depression was the worst of it. I couldn't even look at a french fry without bursting into tears.
I don't know that I made it to acceptance. I was still in a serious pit when I showed up to Easter dinner. I dished myself up a side of pasta salad, resigned to this mediocre life.
Then the doorbell rang, and in with the pouring light came my cousin. What was in her hands? Casserole dish. Tin foil.
Could it be? My heart skipped a beat.
She set her dish on the table and slowly pulled back the tin foil.
Cornflakes beaming, cheese drizzling.
I was in total shock, I might have passed out, I don't really remember. It's all a blur.
People were congratulating me. I think Mark was crying. It was a beautiful day.
So thankful for my Easter miracle. It will be a year I always remember.
This was my Easter outfit this year! I don't care how old I am, I will always be excited to get new Easter gear. This skirt is from Cents of Style. I think that a quarter of my closet is from them because they actually have a really cute plus size section. I also feel like I owe them infinitely for all the pictures I take in front of their wall. This is from their line "A Fresh Cut Spring" and I got a few things from it! I love this appliqué sweater, this lace up sweater and this embroidered jumpsuit.
Friday, April 14, 2017
We were flying out this day so we had a minimum amount of time to squeeze in some last minute things. I was also very ready to be home and eat a head of lettuce. Haha! We pulled a typical tourist move and thought the Full House house was one of the Painted Ladies....it isn't. While the Painted Ladies are in the opening of the show, it isn't used for the exterior of the house.
But here is the actual house! Bugged they painted the door green because the red looks way better, IMO.
Then we went to China Town. It was 10 AM at this point and a lot was closed, but we waited in this line for dim sum and dumplings and took it back to the hotel for an early lunch before we had to leave. Oh guys, this food made us all SO sick. We were still hungry so we tried to walk to a close taco place but our stomachs could not handle it. Mark says it's because we are a bunch of white girls and that could be very true, but nevertheless we all wanted to barf and every time I think about the food I get queasy.
We felt like we had to get to the airport very early since San Francisco's airport is much bigger than SLC's, but because it is so much bigger they are way, way more organized and we were through security and everything in less than two minutes. So we had a three hour wait at the airport, but I didn't mind at all. I love people watching at the airport, we used to do it in high school just for fun!
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
|They encouraged people to go in the isolation cell (had a solid metal door unlike this one) and I was like...hard pass. You can't even see your own hand in front of your face in there.|
|My favorite part was the gallery of pictures from the day they closed Alcatraz. They were amazing.|
|This trip made me realize I'm selling my big camera. It's constantly blurry.|
|Oh look, another blurry picture!|
|There is a naked man about five feet to my left and I'm trying not to feel weird about it|
|Another very touristy thing but these steps were actual piano key things! I mean they had a sensor that played piano sounds so...we did a mini workout by running up and down them.|
Monday, April 10, 2017
|It was really weird seeing my teeth perfectly made into a tray! Haha.|
So, to use, you first put the desensitizing gel in the custom tray and keep it on for about 15 minutes. This step was hugely important to me because I have sensitive teeth ever since that horrible experience, (seriously, my teeth have never been the same) so the gel was super important. I would not teeth whiten without it again.