Monday, December 17, 2012


I'm in love with this song. 

If this song could convey any emotion it would be the beautiful dance between a summer's eve drive with the window down and sweet, warm, summer breeze twirling across your face.

Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

Add a splash of lemonade.


Sunday, December 16, 2012


Happy Holidays everyone!

Hope everyone has been great. This holiday season has been quite different. My parents' house right now is kind of lacking the Christmas cheer due to the minimal decorations we are able to put up. The parents are having to be out of their house 3 days after Christmas, and going all out just didn't make sense. Ta-Da! Let's see how that goes.Thank goodness my parents' tree come with pre-lit lights or this house would just be depressing.

Although the house is lacking Christmas cheer, I'm still attending Christmas parties, shopping, helping make Christmas cookies. 

Is it just me or has December gone by so fast? Holy Cow!

One minute I'm stuffing my face with turkey and pushing through the Black Friday crowds and now I'm less than two weeks away from Christmas day. What the heck?

Speaking of Thanksgiving, I'm proud to say that this was my first Thanksgiving I had off and was able to really sit down when everyone else was eating in 7 years. This is no exaggeration. It's completely true, as sad as it may seem. That's what happens when you work at the supposedly "Happiest Place on Earth" that is conveniently opened 365 days a year. 

Oh! I'm going to be an Auntie on December 28th. Okay, not a blood-related Auntie, but close enough. Kat, my dearest sister wife is going to have Baby Addison that day! I'm sad I can't be there, but I'm sure I'll get to meet her one day. And I'll Skype her and Face Time her once I get my handy iPhone.

I also forgot to take any pictures at my work Christmas party, which was casino night themed and dinner. Ben and I got to dress up and ate a nice dinner, play games with no actual money to lose. Pretty sure any time I put chips down on the table, the dealer would say something like, "Oh, you don't want to put your money there, you want to put it here." Good thing I really wasn't in Vegas.

Well, this post is all over the place. For a moment I was going to do a Too Cute Tuesday post, and then I forgot to take a picture. Oops. So disappointing. Anyways, Happy Holidays everyone!

Saturday, November 10, 2012


This pretty much sums up my life since my new job. One day after another. But I love it.

Hail to the wife of my co-worker for making too many cookies and blessing my deteriorating stomach.

Friday, November 9, 2012


I'm trying for the record for how long I can go with one worded post titles, because no one ever likes stewing over a blog post title. 

Do you think JK Rowling would write a new title for every other page in the Harry Potter series?

Wait. Don't answer that. She's a wizard and probably could. Shit.

Anyways, I love people. Especially my people. Happy Day!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


I am happy.

Let me be honest, over a year ago I probably couldn't tell you that without lying to your face. (Then in reality you would tell I was lying because I'm an awful liar; then you would ask me if I was okay and then I would start crying.)

Even though I never really discussed my disappointment with my life at the time and situation I was in on my blog. It was real, dark, and I was completely dragged down by my own mind and emotions.
It was a stressful, ugly, and long part in my life that I really don't want to experience again. I didn't feel like me.

Your mind is a powerful thing, like they say. It can so easily break you down to your rawest self, but it's THE ONLY thing that will get you to your highest high. I knew I was in a horrible spot, and felt like the last 2 years were a continuous downward spiral that I was never getting out of.
 But I finally faced my inner demons.

There's one thing I know about myself, I will change things no matter how much change sucks if i have to. I'll just do it and half the time I don't know how I do it.

And now after making myself change things I can say that I am happy.

Happy with my life.
Happy with my love.
Happy with my job.
Happy with my bangs.
Just happy.

Happy is a good place to be so let's stay here for awhile why don't we.

And now I feel like this little lady every morning.

Friday, October 26, 2012


Miss Sassy Pants Disney...

is my new nickname appointed by my coworkers at the new job.
Only bad thing about a nickname is you can't give it to yourself.

I'm fighting for Bad Ass instead.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

FACT #22

92% of the time I forget to take tags off anything I wear.

And only noticing I've been walking around like a fool in the worst places to notice you left your tag on.

Curse the man that invited those small, clear, circle tags. I get any shirt from American Eagle and I'm walking around like I have my size written on my forehead.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dirty Dancing.

See this image.
Seen it before?

Although this references running, which is probably quite accurate to what I do look like when I do run. It's actually quite accurate in reference me taking a Dirty Dancing class at the gym tonight. And for some reason I felt like writing about it.

It was my first class, and I'm not going to lie I walked in there totally embarrassed and full of shame that I was entering that class willingly.

But let's be honest there's really not much to "dirty dancing." It primarily made up of intense hair flipping (whip-lash), booty shaking (beyonce wannabe-ing), and body rolls.

BUT! I gave it a go and I've come to a conclusion. 
My body is getting old.

So I may have felt like the girl in the top picture, but I'm pretty sure through those gym windows the only show people were getting was one of me flapping my arms like I was doing the back stroke out of water.

Now excuse me as I go ice my knees and mend my dignity.

Monday, October 22, 2012


I have not been in the blogging mood.
The way I've felt repulsed by the idea of sitting down and writing about my boring life.
Frankly, nothing amazing has happened.
Just the everyday stuff and things.
Also, I've been so busy that the last thing I want to do is come up with something witty and interesting for you to read.
I guess I shouldn't just make myself feel like I have to be witty or interesting, but I guess I just feel that way with my blog. Which is terrible, but I can't help but feel that way.

I'm not married, nor do I have a child, gleaming with silly attributes of married or family life.
I'm not engaged to be married, dreaming up and sharing my wedding ideas stolen from Pinterest (which someday I'll probably end up doing)
I'm not a single lady, putting my hands up and giving you intimate details on the awkwardness that comes with dating.
I'm just me. Lauren/Lo, with a boyfriend, with a normal job, living at my parents, doing normal things like hiking, eating my weight in chocolate chip cookies, and embarrassing my boyfriend. So sometimes it's going to get kind of boring.

So sorry, but kind of not sorry. 

Sunday, September 30, 2012


Not only are the leaves changing for the season, but this seems to be the season where other things in life are changing with it as well.

I've had a lot changes over the years, and even the past year has brought change. This time, there are big changes, and I shouldn't complain because they are all for the better. But this is the first time where I'm actually scared/nervous.

One, I got a new job.
And I'm a bucket of nerves. I haven't started and won't have my first day until Friday of this week.

This job is a job that can truly have a major impact on the rest of my career. All in a positive way. And I'm so nervous because I don't want to ruin that chance.  I was able to get a job at an ad agency called The Summit Group in Salt Lake City. They work with all types of media such as print, billboards, online, mail, and television.

It's new and definitely different than what I'm doing now. 
All I can say is I hope they can handle my weirdness. Please, God, I hope they find it charming.

Second, my parents bought a house and are moving. Well they bought some land and are building a new house. This was something I was not expecting for a long way down in the future. But yesterday my parents walked in from all day at the Daybreak community and said they bought a house.

How does effect me? Well, I currently live with them. Yeah I know, 25 years old, living with my parents. Not ideal, believe me; I know. I am already stressing about when and where I am going to move. And somewhere within my student "sold my soul to the devil" debt budget. My parents are great and said that I am more than welcome to move with them. But again I'm 25 and want my own space. And I also don't want to move twice, one move with them and eventually when I plan on moving out from there. I'm thinking this is my chance to move out. My time.

So if anyone knows of a great place to live in the Provo to Lehi area, please let me know. Also, if anyone knows a cheap basement apartment anyone is renting out, I am looking! 

Everyone wish me luck!

Monday, September 17, 2012


Every time I hear someone say "YOLO" I always hear it as, "Yo, Lo!"
Confuse me much.
Maybe I should just always take it as a shout out!
Holla at cha girl!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Wednesday

The original Honey Boo Boo.

Awesome and awkward all in one sentence. No further explanation needed.

Monday, September 10, 2012

As of lately...

1- I was sick and the only cure, hot tea
2- Getting weird in IKEA with Mr. Man of Mine
3-My Oprah Magazine cover shoot at IKEA
4- Cool finds at the Salt Lake City Flea Market
5-Basket of hand made finger puppets
6-One of these things doesn't belong
7-Day trip to Bear Lake
8-Much needed breakfast of champions
9-Designing it
10-Kicked Mr. Man's trash at mini-golf

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


“The consumer isn’t a moron; she is your wife.”

“I don’t know the rules of grammar… If you’re trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular.”
-David Ogilvy

this man was amazing. read an of his books on advertising; they are equally as amazing as he.
Sorry, geek fest for the moment.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

mmm. cozy.

sometimes i wish i could just curl up in my "home" pinterest board.
today would be perfect.

Friday, August 17, 2012

FACT #21

I justify school shopping even though I graduated college a year ago.
Because I attend this school, it's called LIFE and it's filled with important lessons good for a lifetime.
Done. So...City Creek?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Here you go.

Oh Pinterest.
You do know how to flirt with a girl's funny bone.

2 favorites (used to be 3 favorites) put into one image

Mean Girls & Harry Potter

(Miley used to be one because she was my hair idol. She's even on my Hair board on Pinterest. That right should be revoked when she decided to bring back the whole phase where girls wanted to look "gender neutral." We all know how that plays out.)

Hope this gets you through your day.
pssh. It's almost the weekend.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

FACT #20

I ate my feelings and consumed my weight x3 in calories today.
No shame. It happened.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Stories from my Non-iPhone

I wish I had an iPhone. 
One of these days I'll actually suck it up and actually get one, but for now all my stories have to be taken from my non-iPhone.

1-Farmland on my drive home

2-Alicia and Danielle killing it on the golf course

3- Ginger and I at our work golf tournament

4- Having more fun riding the golf cart than playing the actual game. I'd make a great caddy.

5-John Allred at the Provo Rooftop concert series 
That I went to by myself by the way. I just wanted to go so badly, and I asked a bunch of people. I was hoping to run into someone I know and have them adopt me for the night.
Either way great concert!

6-Not documented: Lindsey, Alyssa and I having woman bonding time by experimenting with hair tutorials, watching overly dramatic teen movies, making friendship bracelets, and staying up waaaayyy to late.  
The rest of the day, the only thing I saw was my inside of my eyelids.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Lake Powell One and Only Part

We take tubing very seriously.
Only the strong survive.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Excitement and Thoughts

Mr. Man of Mine is coming home. If I haven't explained, or you haven't been tuning in, or maybe I just flat out forgot to tell you.
He's been in Alaska all summer. Dillingham, Alaska. Working like a dog.
This is probably the explanation of why you haven't seen any recent posts about Mr. Man of Mine. 

What has he been up to all summer, you ask?
Well from his description, "Imagine the worst and most disgusting job ever, and that's this job."
He's up there working on the docks, cleaning out all the big bins the fish come in when they come off the fishing boats. (At least this is what I believe he's doing, guess I'll get a better description when he gets home)

He's coming home soon, and I can't wait. I truly missed him every second he's been gone. We haven't been able to have much contact while he's been gone. Dillingham, AK doesn't get cell service, and he's been working such long hours, phone calls are minimum. If I'm lucky I'll get an email once a week. We are the long distance relationship pros. We've been doing it for so long and it's still not easy.

Since he's been absent, I've had a lot of time alone and today I realized that sometimes it's a good thing. I don't think anyone truly loves being alone in life, I know I would not want to do it forever. Everyone likes that comfort. But I do feel as though everyone should have time alone, when they are young to truly know who they are. I mean, do you? 

I believe that some people rush too fast, too soon from relationship to relationship that they don't know confidently who they really are as a person. You know those girls, the ones that always seem to be in a relationship. Their last one ends, and their next one begins a week later and the grueling process rapidly repeats itself. I almost feel bad for them, those who don't know how to be alone. How do you know you could even be happy with who you are yourself?

I do know some people who were very confident in the person they were at a very young age, and were very successful in their relationships and in life. Others I have seen are not always gifted, where they conform to whatever they believe another person wants them to be. I believe that no one should ever feel that way (coming from personal past bad relationship experience). As for myself, I will never regret my alone time, the time in between relationships, in my early 20's figuring out who I really am. Learning to like the person I am.

So who am I without my man?

I like to think of myself as the same well-rounded female, genuine, a horrible liar, true, loyal in relationships and friendships, someone who thinks they are funnier than they probably are, charming, awkward, not good at asking for help (only because I know I can do it, whatever it is, even if I know in reality help would make things easier), loving, that most people like (so I'm told, not always the case), very indecisive, probably worries too much, compassionate, and is an ugly crier.

And I am okay with all of those, which makes me happy. Also, being with someone who is okay and loves those certain parts of me is even better.

Monday, July 30, 2012

My absence

Lake Powell.

It was hot. 
I almost got a concussion.
I have bruises all over my body.
Wake boarded some beautiful early morning water.
Got soaked in my sleep on the roof.
But I'm looking borderline Native American.
And I had the time of my life.

I'm working on one nice video in order to sum up the whole trip, rather than extending and explaining my love for Lake Powell across 3 blog posts.
More to come!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012


That's how my brain feels during work, the day before I leave for a week long vacation.
No concentration going on here.

Friday, July 13, 2012

FACT #19

Blink 182's "What's My Age Again," makes me feel old.

"Nobody likes you when you're 23..."

Whelp. The age has come and gone.

Good-bye youth.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Nothing says awkward like...

Nothing says awkward like sharing a swim lane with an 12 year old chubby, Asian boy. Why mention that he was Asian? Well, he just was.

Let's start with these series of events in this order:

1-Ankle started hurting when I was training for the half marathon
2- After marathon the doctor said-Oh you have tendinitis!
3-I stayed off my foot
4- Started running again when it felt better
5-But then it didn't feel better
6-New doctor said-You don't have tendinitis, your bone is healing from a very slight fracture...maybe.
7-Doctor says- No running. Not even the mall.
8- Me- SAY WHAT?!?!
9- Doctor says I can either ride a bike or Aquajog
10-What the heck is Aquajogging?
(Running in water with floatation belt-those usually made for the water aerobics class that no one under the age of 50 takes)

So there I am, with what looks like a life jacket around my waist asking the 12 year old chubby Asian boy if I could share his lane. He kindly said yes, out of pure intimidation I'm sure.

As I proceed to jog in place in the corner of the lane, I repeatably catch Asian boy dunking himself under water for long periods of time.
Are you testing out your goggles Asian boy or checking out my butt under water?
I'm guessing that by the beginning state of your puberty, I'm going to say you were getting a magnified look at my retarded, floating butt.

You're welcome.

He left and I finally got the lane to myself. I noticed some guy waiting to use my lane and on my way back I shout "I'm almost done," across the pool.

He's thinking "With what?" As I "jog" slowly in the water towards the edge of the pool and pull myself out of the water of shame.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Strawberry Days 2012

I love Strawberry Days. I mean I cannot express how much I love that week in June. It's been about 6 years since I've moved away since I've attended anything for Strawberry Days. 
It's a week where everyone knows each other, and everyone celebrates our cute little town with pride. No Strawberry Days would be completed without the carnival, concerts in the park, 5ks, the parade, eating at Taco Amigo and having their strawberry shakes, attending the rodeo/high school reunion and consuming strawberries 'n cream.

I love it! And I miss it already, I wish it was more than once a year. A whole year is so far away. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

FACT #18

No matter how hard I try to defend my womanhood...

life and society always likes to remind me that my body still looks like a child. 

13 year old teenaged boy body right here!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Wednesday

This Awesome and Awkward Wednesday is not only a national holiday but also only filled with awkward moments this week.

+ Ran the local 5k, went to pick up my race shirt, turns out they ran out of shirts quickly. Only adult sizes they had left were 2XL and 3XL. So naturally they gave me and child's large (which fit perfectly). And don't worry I was the only, and I mean ONLY adult/child with this shirt that day. 
Figures. Ha ha, life. You're a real peach.

+Someone (Kenyon specifically. Oh hey, if you're reading here's a shout out!) looking over my shoulder at my work computer, asked me to type 3 random letters.
Without even thinking about the letters or my fingers I typed....jis.
What the heck fingers?!?!
Red face immediately.
Now everyone at work probably thinks I'm a dirt-mind. 


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

park city

Crab cake sandwich from East Street at the Sky Lodge hotel.

Lunch at Silver Star Cafe, where this little baby walks around and owns the place.

After an hour-long commute to work to Park City every day, it's easy to miss some of the greatest parts of this city. I've been working in Park City for the last 7 months I have really grown to love...their food. Park City is a lovely ski town where food chains are few and far between (they exist, of course). I feel like that small town has so many great places to eat. Lately, with work I've been able to experience so many lovely lunches and dinners in town, and half of them I still haven't experienced. If you're close enough, Park City is a great place to visit not only in the winter but also in the summer.

We should do lunch sometime!

Monday, July 2, 2012


Two weeks ago I went out for nice little weekend trip to California. It was nice to relax and catch some California rays.

In a nutshell:
-I sucked every last drop I could get from Disney and used my last free tickets.
-Was at Disneyland for the opening of Carsland
-Spa day at Glen Ivy
-Got my first massage, poor person, my shoulders were full of knots
-Had lunches with the friends
-Just hung out
-Played with the little man, Eli James Frokjer
-Eli peed all over the family bathroom floor, I couldn't have been prouder of him

Oh yeah, and my best sisterwife Kathryn is pregnant with her first child! I'm so excited for her and her hubby Robbie (both my old roommates) to begin their new life with bringing another life in.
I can't wait to be an Auntie!

I will spoil that child.

All-in-all it was a great trip, and went by far too quickly. Isn't that how they always are, such a bummer.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

I'm too tired. Too tired to name this post. Too tired to take cool pictures. Too tired to even get up and get ready for bed.

So here are some pets of Pinterest for you.