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Mormons who view non-Mormons merely as “potential converts,”

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are potentially not truly converted themselves!

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But I believe that even for those kind of Mormons there is hope

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 and the possibility of a happy ending!

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So let’s celebrate that people can change!

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Think about what I am saying here.

How does it apply to you?

Katherine was once a Mormon zealot herself, so she relates to the character of Sam in a way.

But now she’s a Mormon/ Woman/ Human (thank goodness)!

Click here for a bit more on this idea of not viewing non-Mormons as projects…

(but still desiring to share the glorious gospel!)

Click here for my informed opinion on how to NOT argue about religion while still standing up for the Church.

As you might have guessed, I have more to come concerning this topic.

Much more.

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Concluding thoughts (only for this specific post though of course)!

Mormons are not always perfect in their approach to sharing their beliefs.  I certainly have made mistakes in this regard, (although my intentions were always good).  But I strongly believe there is hope, and that members of the LDS Church with an initial tendency to be overzealous can change and find an appropriate, tactful way to spread the gospel and perform “missionary work” (formal or informal) in a manner that respects and edifies ALL, whether or not baptism(s) ever actually occur(s).

It’s a gift, if you get my drift.

Now if I could only have hair as beautiful as Ms. Charly’s I could be truly happy.

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Plan B

ImageMYTH vs. experience

Image“That original feeling never went away…”

(this is one of Ms. Bedingfield’s best lyrics EVER

in my informed and intelligent opinion)

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Plan B looks like, domino’s pizza in the candlelight

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         ~Phil Vassar

(this is one of the cutest songs of ALL TIME!)

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“The best laid paid of mice and men often go awry.”

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~John Steinbeck

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(read here about my genius connection to this famous American novel!)

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READERS!

1) When have your original plans worked out?

2) When have you needed to move to another letter in the alphabet?

figuratively and/or literally

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“It might be our universities, our outfits, our major life decisions, our relationships, our hairstyles, our blog posts, our careers, or our preferred choice of toothbrush color, but whatever it is, if it didn’t work out the first time, KEEP TRYING TIL YOU GET THE PERFECT LETTER!”

 ~Ms. Katherine

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I have responsibilities…

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but only because I choose to have responsibilities.

I believe in accepting legitimate criticism and also in getting out of my comfort zone, but if anyone ever tries to force or pressure me into anything in a manner or form with which I am not comfortable in any way at all…

I’M GONE!

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figuratively AND literally…

 But as is always the case, I am kind and civil about this.  Ain’t no James Dean, “rebel without a cause” thing going on here.  This is NOT me being selfish or evading (legitimate) responsibility in any way at all.

  I desire to work hard and stretch myself to serve others.

Still though.  The number 1 person on my list is ME!

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and for that I will NEVER apologize…

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READERS!

1) What responsibilities do you choose to have?

2) What is your LINE OF PROPRIETY when it comes to responsibility?

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“I don’t answer to ANYBODY.  And it’s a lovely, LOVELY feeling…”

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~John Mayer

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Don’t judge a book by her cover!

especially when she’s free styling.

Free Styling.

My hair was free styling.

Free falling…

John’s version (LISTEN TO IT!!!!) is better than Tom Petty’s.

Could go on forever but must go now.

chao!

PS.  I really don’t like violence.  I have a lot of reasons why and lots of thoughts on this subject.  Stay.  Tuned.

🙂

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Pay Day!

Explore More Issues Here:

1)  Line of Propriety

2)  Sunburn stuff

3)  Bad hair day means good writing day!

4)  Bragging?  Guilty.  YOU WOULD TOO!

Oh, and by the way, I was singing a version of a John Mayer song (SHOCKING, right?)….

Lyrics here. 

The song is VERY interesting.  The melody/guitar itself is hauntingly beautiful, but the words are contradicting the story-teller’s true convictions (unreliable narrators are FASCINATING).  You see, Johnny is lonely and trying to convince himself that he can engage in self-destructive behaviors (drugs, women, etc.) and it won’t effect him.  Sad.

Have done my own version of “Who Says.”  And I will DEFINITELY include it soon…

But Back to the Benjamins:

Laughing all the way to the bank…

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PS.  The check wasn’t for a ton.  And also it will not even begin to cover the costs of medical expenses I will incur from the pending thunderbolt of blasphemy I will shortly receive due to my comparing myself to Brad Paisley.

🙂

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Even Great Artists

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And now I’m about to say something that

I often wish I could shout fiddle from the rooftops.

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Are you listening?

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Okay, here I go:

 

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“I DON’T ANSWER TO ANYBODY,

AND IT’S A LOVELY, LOVELY FEELING!”

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There are of course limits to this philosophy, because I do represent Christ,

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I believe that women can be sexy,

but also ought to maintain class and (line of) propriety,

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and also I am a role model.

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But still “I do what I want!”

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Katherine, get back to John Mayer…

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Read more here about the concert that LITERALLY(!) changed my life…

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(more to come on Johnny’s brilliant monologue/idea)

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And now Lightn’ing strikes for that thunderbolt of blasphemy

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for comparing myself to one of the greatest guitarists/poets of all time…

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But allow me to quote from him once again:

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“I LOOK GOOD CUZ I FEEL GOOD!”

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🙂

4 John Mayer lyrics/links/quotations in one post.  Excellent job, sweet self…

Oh, yah, not only do KW and JM share fashion blunders, we also share writing blunders.  Check it out here. 

PS.  Even if your outfits are occasionally a little whacky, you can still be as cool as me.

“It’s true.  It’s true.  I choose you! (says Sara Bareilles). 

To have an awesome day!

Now GO!

Go fall in love.

Go change the world.

Go help an old lady move.

Go help her carry her groceries.

Go clean your car, (that’s what I need to do).

I need to go do my hair, and a few other things…

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I.  Choose.  You. 

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Last video post for a while…

And I know that Katniss doesn’t like all her treatments here,

but Katherine would LOVE it!

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and I also know that it is “OF Mice and Men.”

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Please don’t make this a case of:  “incorrect titular preposition killed the internet star…”

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🙂

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Just cuz you call it art…

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and you want it to be art,

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Now THIS girlfriend needs to go run a comb through her hair too 🙂

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My blog has many part-time jobs…

ImagePart-time journal, part-time missionary, part-time teacher, part-time money-maker (although I’m looking into getting a few more hours there, know what I mean?), part-time musician, part-time keeper (in touch with family and friends), part-time therapy, et cetera….. but full-time AWESOME!

It’s a Jill of all Trades.  Just like me 🙂

Read more about my part-time “employment” here. 

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The milestone of the first bit of backlash you receive…

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IS AWESOME!  I recently had the slightest negative reaction to somebody who was perhaps a bit jealous of my tenacity and ambition in regards to this blog.  Please understand that the feedback was NOT constructive or voicing a legitimate concern.  It just was someone who was annoyed that I was a little blog happy, I guess.  And remember what I said to those people once upon a time?  🙂

Now I don’t mean to cause controversy, purposefully stir the pot, or ruffle anyone’s feathers (at least not without good reason).  And I DON’T believe that all publicity is good publicity.  However, I view this as a milestone.  So that person can take a hike, and meanwhile, I’ll get back to blogging.  And to living.

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Zac Brown Band fills the void of what has been missing in country music!

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Yes they do!  These boys are the REAL DEAL.  Ain’t no sell-outs wearing cowboy hats singing with some ugly fake twang (I ain’t naming names, but ya’ll know who I’m talkin’ ’bout) .  Expect to hear more about ZBB on this blog.  The night I saw them in concert with Renae was one that has influenced me to this day.  Don’t know where to start musically because it’s ALL amazing, but here’s an all-time favorite:

(best part is 3:00-3:30)

Seriously, that voice gives me chills, and it’s even BETTER in person.

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Great memories 🙂  Of the concert, and also of my hair looking that beautiful.

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FYI I am VERY conscious of the time and energy I give to this blog….for good and for bad.

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but mainly for good.  I am ALSO very conscious of the fact that I am wearing a sweat band in this picture-mainly for bad.  But I still make it look cute, I think.

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It’s not about the nail….or about this video:

I am not livid at this video.  I do think it’s clever, well-made, and also like that it illustrates that men and women often speak different languages.  It tactfully delves into the realm of female/male relationships without desperately resorting to sexuality for cheap attention.   Oh, and I love Stevie Wonder, and also wouldn’t mind asking that woman how she styles her bangs…

However, it is problematic as well: The man in the video is reasonable, and the woman, though not completely crazy, is stereotyped as a little annoying and of course very silly and ignorant.  Again, there have been way more offensive portrayals of this stereotype, but may I just add that as you enjoy this video, don’t forget about some of the subtle, deeper messages portrayed in it as well.

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My hair straightener has come out of it’s 3 month retirement!

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Good thing too…

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A picture with weird eyes…

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can still be cute sometimes!

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but other times, not so much…

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Good thing we got this one, too:

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🙂

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If it’s love

When this girl

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lets this guy

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do this:

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you know it’s love.

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And they lived happily ever after!

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Read Lyrics Here: 

🙂

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Rosie doesn’t like Kelly

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Rosemary is NOT digging my Kelly Clarkson highlights, I guess.

(I’m not really digging them either but I’ve learned to keep some things to myself).

The honesty of children is a double-edged sword.

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The Good, Better, Best of Andy Grammer

Good/Telestial:

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Better/Terrestrial:

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BEST/Celestial:

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Actually the Best/ Celestial was that kiss, but some things are too sacred to photograph.  Yes I just compared my brief kiss with Andy to the LDS Temple, and yes I am expecting a thunderbolt of blasphemy.

Oh,wanna know more about Celestial/Telestial/Terrestrial?  Check it stat: 

And wanna know more about good, better, best?  Check it, stat: 

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Sometimes a picture is blurry…

but you Facebook it anyways because:

A) Your hat, hair, and makeup looks cute.  (Oh, yeah and I like these girls sometimes)

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B)  It’s the ONLY picture you took when you flew out to surprise your friend (even though she picked up on all of your “subtle” hints).

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And don’t think it’s an accident that both of these pictures feature my left-side.  To the left, to the left!  Come to think of it, I AM irreplaceable 🙂

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My fashion sense has really taken a hit these days…

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And not a good hit.  A bad hit.  (This is Katherine attempting a sports connection.  Really don’t know much about sports, but if I’m gonna get that Webby, I need to appeal to a larger demographic, so I need to diversify my topics.)   ANYWAYS, yes my cute clothes have been kinda neglected lately.  Yesterday, for example, I wore a pink swimsuit cover-up, modified only by the addition of a blue hoodie when I had a man come over at night.  Can’t have anyone lusting over my bare shoulders now!  And 2 days ago I wore yoga pants to a date.  Add to that I spilled sauce onto my shirt.  Also my hair dryer hasn’t been used in about 3 weeks!  Good thing I have church in a few hours so I can clean myself up just a LITTLE (paradox).  And yes, this blog post was just a stealthful way to express that even though I’m not the dress-size I was a year ago, when it comes to the men, this girl’s still got it!

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Always read the ingredients!

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And NOT just on your food…

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Someone get this fuzzball head girl some smoothing serum!

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And I KNOOOOOWWWW that I’m not my hair, but still I wish it was cuter than in that last pic 🙂

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MUCH BETTER!

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Some Things are Worth Repeating

I believe in the Big Bang Theory!

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BAD BANGS! BAD!

I’m sure that Lea Michele’s bangs eat all their vegetables, clean up their toys, and sleep through the night.

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But my bangs aren’t as well-behaved.  Sure they did what they were supposed to when they first came into my life.

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But now they often get out of hand and are not as cute as they used to be.

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And sometimes, I’m left with no choice and simply must put them in time-out.

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And my foster-kids (clip-in bangs) just don’t feel quite right, either.

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Sigh.

I just compared my bangs to children, in case you missed that…

…..

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Finer details….

There’s straight…

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and then there’s STRAIGHT!

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Oh, and while we’re on the subject, yes I’m straight. 

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You thought it was a picture, but it was actually a video….

We’ve all been there…

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It’s incredible….

Just found this video from about 3 years ago.  Watching it was fun.  And funny.  And painful (is there ANYONE who likes his/her own speaking voice?)  But what’s incredible is how much I see myself and all my core beliefs again.  Humor, beauty, kindness, expression, creativity, Christ, understanding.  Not bad.  Even if it wasn’t one of my better hair days 🙂  Now I wanna go find me an apricot!

“The cicada fest was like the plague in the Old Testament!”

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Say all you want about inner beauty…

but when I’m looking like this…

beauty ug;y....

it’s probably not gonna be a good day.

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Hair is Nature’s Modesty

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especially when you don’t want Dad to know

you wore a strapless dress to your senior Prom!

 

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“The way you pour me coffee when I’m too tired to stand”

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   ~Natasha Bedingfield

(I don’t drink coffee, but I really like that lyric a lot)

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hope I’m not being a bad role model for any girls

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MODESTY IS IMPORTANT!

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Human/Mormon/Woman….

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Is it any wonder?

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I love my sista, yes I do.  But some days it’s hard not to be jealous.  Scratch that, ALL days it’s hard not to be jealous.  Now I’m not saying that I don’t have anything going for me, but hermana has a hot husband who could catch fish with his teeth, a great job inserting catheters and stuff like that, and has generally made a very good transition into this adult life.

And me? No husband (yet?).  Not quite set on this whole career thing.  And even though this blog has been a HUGE part of my journey of self-discovery and expression, still sorting out life.

So really.  Is it any wonder (Kat is keen on Keane!) I gave her this look (on her wedding day no less)?

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AND my hair didn’t look that cute that day.  Darnie.

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*read into the black and white symbolism in every way possible way you can and you will likely be correct….

*this picture was NOT staged in any way…

READERS!

How do YOU deal with feelings of jealousy/inadequacy

when it comes to your family members’

accomplishments, achievements, etc.?

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Don’t do the death look at a wedding.  Just don’t.

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Accidental Ombre

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Hey Miley!  Your hair looks…interesting.  I sported a similar look once, and I can guarantee I spent less money than you:

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#mixed feelings about ombres, particularly because I do not know exactly how to pronounce them

#I may have an ombre, but what I really want is an HOMBRE!

#too lazy and cheap to get your roots retouched?  just pass it off as the latest hair fad!

“when beauty meets humor, vanity disappears”

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The Most Important First in this Woman’s Life…

First bra?  Flimsy piece of fabric.

First kiss?  Nope.

First boyfriend?  Boyfriend Schmoyfriend.

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FIRST HAIR EXTENSIONS!

Not bad here.  But 21 year old self, if you only knew the great things that lay in your hair future 🙂

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Hope for an ugly duckling….

Disclaimer:  The title refers to me!  I would never in a million years call someone else ugly (especially not my dear sister Maizy).  Just ain’t my style 🙂 And I also know I’m not really ugly, either. Enough ado.  Proceed:

If this girl:

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can turn into this in a few short years:

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then maybe there’s still hope for this girl:

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🙂

*everyone loves a good makeover-that’s what romantic comedies are made for…

*immodesty once again, will I ever learn?  I’M WEARING A TOWEL I SWEAR YOU JUST CAN’T SEE!

*fresh outta the shower makes my makeup look like AMAZING!

*juxtaposition of beauty and ugliness (is there a euphemism for this word? its kinda mean)

*that first pic was Maizy’s FB profile picture so I know she wouldn’t mind

Core Beliefs:  Humor, Expression, Creativity, Beauty, Kindness

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Oh I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair

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#that pic with Clover the dog was taken before BYU in high school, I’m sorry sometimes modesty just clashed with my outfit

#I KNOW MODESTY IS IMPORTANT (Nae and I were hiking in the other one)

#Core Beliefs:  Humor, Kindness, Beauty, Expression, Creativity

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Bobby Pin Saves the Day!

When I was at BYU and I often printed out a paper on campus right before class and didn’t have a stapler, I would just pull a bobby pin out of my hair and use that ‪#‎whateverworks‬

Core Beliefs:  beauty, creativity, expression, humor

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Good Days, Bad Days….

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Sometimes I am beautiful…..

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Other days not so much….

#notnakedinthat2ndpicture

Core beliefs:  beauty, humor, expression, creativity

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Gray Hair

I’m getting gray hairs…it’s kinda sad but also funny…once every 2 weeks I sit and pluck them out with a tweezer….when I get married, I will have my husband do that to the ones in the back of my head that I can’t reach.  There is a moment in every relationship when romance gives way to reality.  This will be one of those moments…my biological clock is ticking…better freeze some of my eggs.…maybe I should just dye my hair but plucking is funner

#little Carrie Bradshaw quote in there…

Core beliefs:  beauty, humor, kindness

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