Saturday, November 15

dear little nephew,

my second nephew, hoyt michael, made his debut on september 11th of this year! he is so tiny! he was born at 6 pounds, 14 ounces. such a cutie!

Thursday, March 20

apartment sweet apartment

it's nice having my own place again. i've never had an apartment to just myself, like i do now. it makes me feel really proud of myself. i've got most of the rooms together. i have a real table (not a card table, like when i first started out a few years ago) and chairs, kitchen stuff, and most recently i got my couch! i am so happy with it; it's from ikea. my boyfriend, matt, helped me get it. it's really made my apartment feel more like a "home." 

{ the lamp is from target and the pillows, blanket, and couch is from ikea. }

next thing i am saving up for is a tv! my current movie setup consists of a computer screen on top of a cardboard box. i also am trying to figure out what color to paint the walls. i think some color would make the place a little more lively.

Thursday, September 26

rest in peace

i've known this sweet little guy, buttons, for quite a long time. i was sad to hear about him passing away earlier this week.

you will be missed buttons (aka heavy breathing cat). 

peace is every step

Thursday, July 4

bachelorette party

the beautiful bride to be, my sister, had a little bachelorette party last friday; it was a fun time! she invited all her bridesmaids to go out for bowling and then back to her house for a picnic-like lunch, desserts, and a campfire. 

justin & rebecca - july 27, 2013.

the bride to be, bowling away. 

delicious cupcakes i bought from bake n' cakes in east lansing, michigan. 

i made the pre-made smores treats, found the recipe on pintrest. everyone thought they were amazing!

izze is never a disappointment. 

each of the bridesmaids (missing one girl in this photo) wore a shirt that said the number of years on the back that the bride has known each of them; i thought it was a cute idea (i'm the last one on the right).

i got becca a little gift card to victoria's secret as a bachelorette gift.  

 becca & boden (her son). 

can't believe that the wedding is this month! i'm so excited!

Tuesday, May 7


i've been trying to get a job as a hair stylist in lansing. i had my second interview at this one place this past weekend. it seemed to have gone very well and they asked me back for a third (and hopefully final interview).  matt got me these flowers as a 'good luck' gift; it was very sweet of him. he got the perfect color and everything; i love them! 

besides my interview...i enjoyed time out and about with matt. we went to lowes and got a bunch of seeds, plants, and pots. i got myself a 'forget me not' plant.

lone wolf

last week i went in to the shop and finished my wolf tattoo on my thigh. matt started the outline back in november and i went back in to get it shaded. i really love how it turned out; he did a really nice job

the shop tattoo and piercing studio
tattoo artist: matt aldridge

Wednesday, May 1

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