Today, thing’s were good.

photos taken on my little “me” date today My heart is completely bursting. in a really good way. guys. i am so happy today, it’s almost ludicrous. I wish i could adequately express how insightful the past two days have been. instead of looking for small moments of okay, it has completely shifted to enduring small moments of pain. And with that, i want to share some little things that were big for me. List of things that make me smile pretty:-Comforting and unexpected words from a dear friend. encouraging me to give my big heart what it deserves.-Personal insights that have propelled me into profound faith in the direction i am going right now. Those tender moments of clarity encouraged me to let go of the grasp on what i thought was good for me, and made me reach higher and into the unknown.-An overwhelming sense of gratitude for […]

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because when you’re bunning it, you just can’t take life seriously

Sometimes, okay maybe most the time, i have a habit of hamming it up in front of this here camera. There are just times when you know that you simply can not do a serious model shot. Those are also the times where you think it’s okay to throw your curly hair up and decided that bunning it is a perfectly acceptable hairstyle for the day. i obviously have no idea what i’m doing in the fashion blog world with poses like this, but hey i’ll take what i can get.  i apologize for having so many pictures up, i never know where to draw the line with fashion posts, some of these were just too funny not to show you. how much is too much Emma?! I might never know. anwayzzz:   dress: gap // belt: thrifted // shoes: salt water sandals 10 Things That Make Me Smile Pretty: […]

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would ya look at that.

jacket- H&M // shirt–gap // sweater tights–soel // shoes–somewhere in london I’m a habitual overachiever. this week i got the worst score on a test than i’ve ever received in my life. my ego didn’t like that. but my ego is dumb and needs to stop feeling so entitled. i spent the weekend doing a lot of things for me. i may not have a boyfriend, and yeah sometimes that sucks (in a ugh-its-cold-out-and-all-i-want-to-do-right-now-is-cuddle kind of way), but it’s kind of nice to just spend some time on myself. So saturday night was not a wildly romantic date night with a perfect combination of joseph gordon-Levitt and ryan gosling. but rather a double feature movie night with me, myself, and i, while designing stuff i finally actually like. it felt good.

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saturday smiles

things that make me smile pretty:-a to do list that gets done before you expect it to-a clean apartment. -finding out that taking garlic pills will magically fight off the sickness i might be getting. seriously i think i witnessed a miracle yesterday…-a clean car with no more traces of mud in it’s crevances (hopefully)-the fact that i’m 10 followers away form 200!!! <– that actually makes me more excited than i expected.–taking myself on a date, twice. and then also having more than that many real live dates this week.-late nights cozying up to brooke and a movie, stereotypical girl style. BOOYAA-skyping with old friends who somehow make bad moods and self doubts disappear.-scarf weather is finally here, this is my tiiiime. utah is BEAUTIFUL this time of year-crunching leaves with no regard to how dumb i look.

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sunday smiles.

I’ve been MIA for a few days, though i’m sure not many of you noticed. It’s been hectic starting this new semester.  things that make me smile pretty; i am grateful for the soul within my body. For the clarity I have felt in so many instances this week. For the small moments of realizing how important my spiritual goals are to me.  For the feeling of being content with being single that somehow was accompanied by an insatiable itching to be in love.  I’m thankful for my body and my not-so-bad discipline when it comes to keeping it healthy I’m thankful for color. For late nights, and early mornings.    

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wednesday smiles pretty.

Today was happy and i can’t really explain why. Perhaps it was the green smoothie i tried out and loved, or that immediately following the smoothie, i learned how to wield. Maybe it’s because i saw a buddy for the first time in two years when i walked into my personal finance class, or maybe because the teacher was amiable and funny. It could definitely be because this is the first semester that i’ve loved every last one of my classes, or the strange combination of giddy and determination i feel when thinking of my future as a designer/artist. but most likely it’s that as i walked out of my final class of the day,i could smell laundry in the late summer air.

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monday smiles pretty

    i made friends today.  i reluctantly smell like fire. i would live in leggings if i could and proudly wear them as pants. i listened to this about 25 times today. incredible. speechless i miss enjoy skype conversations. two weeks from today i’ll be jet lagged and BUT IN LONDON! my friends start coming back from their missions starting in about two and a half weeks. i’m almost done with work i’m almost done with classes

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Things that make me smile pretty:

-being able to say goodbye to my sophomore year of college and hello to nap time. -Rainy mornings turing into sunny days. the perfect combination of fresh rain smell, and hope for summer -getting an A on my identity system that I spent all semester designing -the fact that i get to see my mother tomorrow 🙂 -hello wedding season, meet my camera! -in four days i’ll no longer have cinderblock walls! -not doing my hair for almost a whole week. -i finally saw the Hunger Games!and my date said i looked like Katniss, which automatically makes me a regulation bad a. -finishing the semester in one piece!!!

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wednesday smiles pretty.

today i walked outside and Sarah brought to my attention that it smelt just like spring.do you understand how wonderful of a smell that is?right after i got a whaff of that, i smelt my favorite smell in the world… laundry. then i knew it was going to be a wonderful day. things that make me smile pretty: starting out typography section in my graphic design class. types make me giddy. i’ll probably be changing up my blog a bit in the near future because of all i learn Fiesta at work today, TACO SALAAAD. delicious. sooo delicious. painting my roommates faces…literally. camping in the living room, again. and having an extended pillow talk section with Allie.  Megan coming to visit me 🙂 nutella and anything. but mostly strawberries and bananas  the fact that my birthday is in EXACTLY ONE WEEK. here are some pictures from my most recent photography […]

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monday smiles pretty

shirt: hollister, cardi:gap, pearls: f21, pants:gap, shoes: sperrys via nordstrom Things that make me smile pretty: -my hair doing this fabulous smooth loose curl. definitely didn’t think that would happen -random girl talking to me on the way home and being super sweet.-Sea Wolf, this band i found via the Noah and the Whale pandora station-yogurtland. three days in a row this weekend? yerp…-running into to my brother on campus, meaning i saw him and pretended to be a raptor which he reciprocated and then danced through our whole conversation. yeah, he can stay.-sat by the BYU quarterback in NT last week and didn’t even realize. today i talked to him.-the fact that i have my very own fetching BIRTHDAY this year. seriously. best ever. -procrastinating homework with silly faces…

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