Wednesday, December 29, 2010

hair hair hair.

So, once again...

Sorry everyone, I'm sure you're as sick of me bringing it up as I am by now...
but I promise this is the last time for awhile(hey... I can't promise something big isn't gonna happen ever again...) that I will bring up my hair. If I bring it up again anytime soon... I give you permission to ignore me. :)

So here's the bangs! I'm still getting used to them... I only got them last night after all.
I had decided that the length of my hair was a little boring without something else going on (layers, bangs, or color) so I decided bangs it is!

They're a little shorter than I think I wanted them, but that's completely my fault. My sister cut them once and I decided I wanted more. Oh well... I'm just gonna have to get used to them!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

hair and holidays.

talk about bipolar...

So all I have been talking about lately is hair.
And once again. The first thing that comes to mind... is HAIR.

So why am I bipolar? Obviously I'm not when it comes to subjects... I'm bipolar when it comes to my freaking hair! So I loved it long, but then decided to chop of 4 inches. Then I was sick of my part so I switched it up, liked it, then changed my mind. And NOW I've been ranting a raving lately about how I wanna grow out my bangs, and what do I go and do? Chop them. Yep. Chelsea has bangs again! I don't have a decent picture at the moment... and I would take one for you... but it's 1 AM, and I really don't want pictures like that floating around the internet. Not that you couldn't find some really embarrassing ones on my facebook... but you didn't hear that from me. And that does not give you permission to go stalk my facebook for embarrassing pics. :P(Ok, maybe it does)

So anyways! Hope you're holidays are great! Once I figure out what I'm doing for New Years, I'm sure I'll have tons more to blog about than hair... hopefully. But for now, get excited to see some BANGS! woo!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

about that...

So this whole parting my hair on the other side is not my cup of tea.
I decided to try it out today and it just annoyed me. I'm so used to fixing my part on the side I'm used to that I kept on messing up the bobby pin... and it didn't look anywhere near as good as it did last night. ugh.

Oh! And my sister(the one that tells me to change my part) said she liked it better the normal way. Make up your mind woman!

Other than that...

Merry Christmas!
Hope it was a day full of love and joy with you and the people you love :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

ramblings and christmas!

ramble ramble ramble.

I have thought about lots of stuff tonight. So I decided to share it on here... cause sometimes I feel like people on facebook judge me. Does anyone else feel that way? There have been multiple times that I go to post a status and then decide that people will probably not care or will leave a stupid mean comment... They say they're your friends... but are they really? Ha.. anyways!

A couple things that have been on my mind.

They are just an amazing band. If you don't believe me, go look them up on youtube... or better yet! Just click here if you want to see them doing cool acoustic covers, or here if you want to see them really doing their thing! I've been obsessed with them all day, and have felt the need to share them more than once. They are just so incredibly talented. And Hayley's hair is just awesome, not to mention her voice. LOVE.

I've said before on here that I am just obsessed with changing my hair up, mostly with different cuts and colors. But today I tried something different... parting it on the other side. I actually just did it about an hour ago after all the Christmas Eve festivities died down. But I had nothing better to do, so I figured... why not try something different? I've always been huge about parting my hair the same way. My sister always tries to get me to part my hair differently because she thinks I part it too far over. I probably do, especially because of the fact that I have a pretty bad cowlick(sp?) on the side of my head I part it on... but I've never EVER thought of changing the side it was on. If you're not sure what it normally looks like, there's a picture of me a few posts back in a green shirts with my hair how I normally part it. I'm not sure if I'm diggin the different part without something done to it.

For instance:
Here's the different side just left alone.

But here it is with a BOBBY PIN!

See what I mean yet?
Ok... if you don't, here's just one more example.
Here's with a bobby pin... and a HAIR TIE!

I feel like parting my hair differently has made me into a bobby pin convert. I do nothing to my hair when it's parted on the side I normally part it on. All I do it either straighten or scrunch it and leave it to do what it will, never pin it back, never put it in a hair tie. But this just looks so much better.. I think this will be a new norm for me! It's a nice!

I am absolutely addicted to cereal. I am probably one of the pickiest people on the planet, but cereal is something that I have always loved. There's only a couple that I discriminate against... usually the healthy ones... but who likes healthy cereal anyway? I mean really... cracklin' oat bran? Ew. Anyways, back to my point. Trix cereal has always been a favorite of mine. But I am a little put off by the change in shape. As many of you know, they used to make Trix in the shape of fruit and other random things. Now they make them in balls. I really wouldn't mind this change, other than the fact that the flavor is cut in half. The only reason I'm thinking about this really, is because I'm eating a bowl right now(yes... at 11:53... I told you I was addicted). Something about it just doesn't taste as good... a lack of flavor maybe. I miss those shapes. *sigh*

Well... that's pretty much all I had to ramble about. And as for my so-called facebook friends that would've judged me if I had a status about cereal or hair... eff you. And go listen to Paramore.
Oh... one more thing.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

cold as ice!

This post kind of turned into me rambling about a little bit of everything!
Enjoy :)

Is anyone else absolutely hating this cold?

Maybe I hate it a little more because I'm a college student and I have to walk everywhere... but it's just miserable. And it doesn't help that Decorah is so cold!

Luckily for me, my room is unusually warm. So I don't have to bundle up a ton when I'm inside, but once I leave, I freeze! I had juries today and wore flats(your supposed to look nice and professional, and I decided Ugg's didn't scream dressed up) and my toes are still freezing.

Oh! And another thing(this is me ranting, if you can't tell already), the sidewalks/roads/parking lots are so poorly plowed that I have a constant fear of slipping either on my butt when I'm walking(I've already fallen once and I'm pretty sure I bruised my tailbone... woops), or off the road when I'm driving. It was basically a solid layer of ice/compacted snow earlier this week, and now its turning into slush. Both suck, but the slush was especially awful today due to the flats I mentioned... maybe that's why my toes have frostbite.

On a more positive note, this song came to mind when thinking about this situation.

Reminds me of my childhood!

And on that note, does anyone remember the movie Short Circuit?

It's a long story as to why that song made me think of this movie. Maybe I'll write about it sometime. But it's just a good movie! If you haven't seen it, it's worth watching even though it was made in the 80's(it's on the same level as The Goonies in my book). Basically #5 (the robot) gets zapped by lightning and thinks he's human. And the girl that he lives with thinks he's an alien, when really he's government property. It's really cute! And there's a lot more to it, but I don't want to give it away!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

haircut and opinions.

Sorry I haven't been updating as much as I used to.
I just am at a loss of creativity! I need feedback on what you want to hear about!
So basically... COMMENTS PLEASE! I don't mind anonymous ones either! :)

Alrighty, so here's my new haircut I promised to show you!

We chopped 4 inches off, and it's still pretty long! The length it is right now is how long my layers were when it was long. I'm still getting used to having less layers, but I'm starting to figure out how to style it how I like it. It worked really well today, so I figured I should take a picture!

P.S. Do you like the green shirt? I rarely wear color. I'm a very grey, black or white clothes girl. Don't ask me why, it's just my thing! lol

Anyways... like I said before... lack of creativity. What do you want to hear about?
I need opinions people!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

holidays and hair.

So I know I'm always ranting and raving about how much I absolutely LOVE Luther College.
But I can honestly say (especially after this break), that I really love home too.

I haven't seen most of my friends from home (minus Kate) since August when they all left for school... and I missed them a lot. I didn't get to see a lot of them for extended periods of time, but it was just so great to see those familiar faces that really know me for who I am. I felt like it was starting right where we left off, and it makes me even more excited to see them in a few weeks when we're all back from Christmas break!

I also just love spending time with family. Me and my family are really close, so getting to spend quality time with them over the holidays is really nice, especially when some of them live so far away (not to mention me living four hours away from most of them :/).

PLUS! I get haircuts! I chopped off four inches of hair while I was back! I'll post pics when I get better ones! Excited to show it off! =D

Monday, November 8, 2010


I almost just wrote the most emo post of my life, but decided to spare you.

Basically all it said was that I had an extremely rough past week.

So instead of complaining about how crappy this last week was, I am going to tell you why this week is going to be great.

I'm done with pledging, so this will be the first full week of not dressing up in over a month!

The last football game is this weekend. Happy, because it means I don't have to freeze on Saturday's anymore!

Christmas at Luther stuff is getting intense(which I love). WOO!

I get to see a ton of family.

I have no tests this week, and no big homework assignments due.

And lots of other things!

I am going to keep my chin up, keep positive. Cause who likes a Debbie Downer? Not me!

Friday, November 5, 2010



After the week I had, I am just so glad that I am finally done dressing up, and I'm finally one of the 16 new members of Tau Delta Gamma.

The traditional removing of the tape!

Me and my Momma!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

pledging part 3

Sorry it's been awhile.

I've been in kind of a funk lately. I'm not gonna bore you with my teenage drama and random crap that's going on in my life... for now. This post is updating on pledging again.

So, I was kind of crappy this week about getting pictures taken. I was extraordinarily tired and the last thing I was thinking about was pictures. But here are the ones I got!

Disney Day!
I was Minnie! Diggin the shoulder pads!

Tau Dizzle Day-I love my Mommy Boards!
We had to make boards that said why we love our mom's, and wear them around all day. Just so happened to be the windiest day at Luther College that I have ever experienced. I had to hold them down as I walked across campus so that they wouldn't fly off or into my face, and all the people walking anywhere near me.
So here's the front...

And the back! (notice the bend across the top left side... thanks wind!)

Halloween Day
We had to dress up in our outfits that we were planning on wearing out! I didn't get any during the day, but this is right before we went out on Friday night!

You guys missed out on
Thursday: Sweatin to the Oldies Day
Friday: Frat Day
Tuesday: Good Ol' Granny Day
Thursday: Blizzard Day

Oh, and I should probably tell you about my super fun punishment I had to carry out on Blizzard Day. Remember when I had to wear a towel on my head? Some actives in the sorority saw me and one of my good friends not wearing our towels when we were supposed to, so we had to wear towels on our heads again. AND wear trash bags that were tucked into underwear that we had to wear over my pants. It was... fun. I'm kinda glad I didn't get a picture. Last time I posted embarrassing pics on here they ended up on a power point ;) (Alex and Molly!)

So now we have a week left of dressing up, and curfew is at 7 PM everyday for the next week. So activation is sneaking up on us! We don't know when it's going to happen, we just know that we're ready to be activated!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

fall break and boredom.

Ahhhhh... Fall Break.

What a lovely invention. It's short, sweet, meaningless. Just wonderful. And the perfect break when it comes to pledging. Not that I don't love pledging, I really do! It's just a little bit stressful when there are so many things to remember to do. Tape your back, wear your pearls, tuck in your shirt, wear traditions, write on your face, wear a name tag. And the list goes on. But it really is fun, and I'm not lying.

So here's the Family Portrait Day pic that I promised I'd put up.
Me and my Momma, Jaye.

Good report on my roommate, by the way! I called her the day of her wisdom teeth being taken out, and she was loopy, but not in pain! :)

On another note, as much as I love fall break. I was oddly lonely the first couple days. I just kinda lazed around my room as my family functioned normally. Minus some family time, going to my high school's cheer practice, shopping, and catching up with some old teachers... it was pretty... eh. I missed the fast paced college atmosphere that I have grown so accustomed to. I really do love college. And I go back tomorrow, to see these lovely girls(plus Ali, BIRTHDAY GIRL! woop!). :)

Listening to: Paramore "Decode"

Friday, October 15, 2010

tau dizzle month

Time for another update!

So since my last post all the mommy's and grandma's have posted pictures of pick-up night.
Here's my favorite!

Like I said in my last post, I was so nervous for this moment. I was the second to last person in my dorm to be picked up!

So this week wasn't too stressful. We didn't have to do anything ridiculous to do for the first half of the week. Then, the second half we found out our punishments. I got a group one, which you'll see a picture of. But I wore black yoga pants instead of nice pants, so I had the punishment "didn't have time to get ready". So no make up, hair had to be up in a towel. Fun. Not.

Oh, and we had to bend and snap every time we saw an active on Thursday.

So here are the outfits for the week.

Tourist/Tropical Vacation Day:
Had to wear really corny typical tourist stuff. Note the fanny pack, lei, and... colorful... vest.

Double Trouble Day!
Had to dress as twins with someone in the pledge class. Me and Jennie took bleach pens to black shirts. And if you couldn't guess, this is the day that I had to serve my punishment.

Mommy's Lil Angel Day!
This day we had to dress like angels! So wings, halo's, the whole shabang. Also, we had to make a little star with our mom's name in it. You might be able to see mine on my name tag. :)

Notice that I didn't have pictures for Tuesday or Wednesday. Tuesday was family portrait day, and me and my mom both forgot our cameras, so my roommate has a picture that she will upload once she's not dopey on pain meds after getting wisdom teeth hopefully sometime tonight. And wednesday wasn't anything special. Tau Dizzle Day again. That was the day I got in trouble for yoga pants... woops.

And once again. The silly picture for the week. Syd at highway clean up.
Sooooo classy.

Listening to: Wynter Gourdon-Dirty Talk

Sunday, October 10, 2010

pledge month starts NOW.

Never though I'd be a part of one of those! But I'm proud to say, that I am pledging Tau Delta Gamma here at Luther.

For a really long time I was positive that I would never join a sorority. It just wasn't my scene. I knew a lot of people that were in sorority's and I never thought I'd fit in or make friends when in one. Plus I didn't like the idea of HAVING to live in a house with a bunch of girls that I didn't necessarily like.

Then I came to Luther College. The greek thing isn't like it is at Iowa State or Iowa or anywhere like that. There aren't sorority and fraternity houses where everyone in the group lives. It's more focused on the family aspect and really getting to know the girls in the sorority as a group and becoming closer to your pledge class and everything through pledge month.
Now that I'm a part of it I absolutely love it. My Mom is so sweet, and all of my friends are embracing it just as much as I am. We dress up every day together and try to stay together as a group and have fun with everything that we are forced to do!

So far we've had 3 dress up days, not counting pick up night. We got a list of things that we had to wear every day (I have to wear a big pink ring, a blue bracelet, my pearls, letters on my face, a name tag, tape on my back that says "tau delta gamma pledge Chelsea", and wings on wednesdays), plus a big tote of clothes that we can use for the dress up days for the rest of the month.

Here's what I've looked like so far!

Pick up night:
We were scared out of our minds!
(They picked us up one at a time, threw a shirt on us, put on our traditions, and wrote on our faces!)

Day 1:
Had to wear our family traditions,
plus the shirts we got on pick-up night.

Day 2:
Mommy dress me day.
This outfit has been passed down through the years, my mom wore it when she pledged, and her mom wore it too. I'm thinking I'm gonna switch out the shoes for next year since I had to cut them up so that my feet could fit (they were 2 sizes to small..)!

Day 3:
Super Norse Day.
Had to dress up in blue and white, Norse helmets and a cape!

Also, we get punished if we do something wrong. For example, someone forgot to put the tiers on the letters they wrote on their face, so they had to draw legit tears on their face the next day. Someone else messed up when they said their grandma's name on pick-up night, so they had to write "I heart Krista" on their forehead. We also got punished as a group. On day one they said that we didn't say hello to enough actives, so on Mommy Dress Me Day we had to say hello to all the females we passed on campus, and on Super Norse Day we had to gallop EVERYWHERE.

I'm also the pledge president for our pledge class. Me and my friend Taylor have to organize a bunch of stuff that all the pledges have to do as a group. Like, organizing our photo scavenger hunt that is due at the end of the month, and lots of other random stuff, like decorating a FLOAT!

You like? We had to figure out what the design was and then figure out when everyone would meet up! It was important that we had a sweet design, cause if we had the best float we got a cash prize. We don't know if we won yet, but we're hoping for the best! This whole president thing has been a huge responsibility, but it just makes it all the more fun! I'm really enjoying it!

So, now that I've told you everything there is to know about my pledge month so far. I'll just say that I'll keep you updated, and hope that you think its interesting! I hope you have as great of a month as I'm about to have!

Oh, and here's who I've been hanging out with this whole week.
Aren't they hawt?

Listening to: Dizmas

Monday, September 20, 2010

college and confusion.

It is one of the most stressful things in the world to have to decide what you are going to do with the rest of your life when you're only a teenager. 2 years ago I was positive that I wanted to direct a high school choir someday. Then I go to college and see all the options I have, and how awful I am at music theory, and suddenly I'm not so positive about what I want to be.

I could be an Elementary Teacher.
A Social Worker.
A Sociologist.
A Psychologist.
An Artist.
An Archaeologist.
A Business Owner.

And that's not even half of my options.

At this point, I'm so confused about what I want to do with the rest of my life...
I just need time to think I guess...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

team and cheerleading

Being a part of a team is one of the things I have missed most about High School.
In college the closest I had gotten to a team sport until this year was Track & Field, which is probably the least "team sport" there is, because it's so individualized. You work out with your team, and even wear the same uniform, but the only "team" races are relays, and more often than not you are against one of our teammates in a race.
This year I'm finally back to one of my favorite team sports.


I'm so glad to finally be cheering again. Our first game was last Saturday, and the crowd was loving us. We hit all of our stunts and it was community day so we got to interact with lots of kids! So fun, and I'm so glad I get to be apart of such a great team of girls. :)

Tattoos on Community Day

My stunt group!

All the cheerleaders that live on my floor!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

luther, home.

First off, I'd like to say

OK, now that that's out of the way.
I'll tell you why. :)
Luther is almost more of a home than home now. I know that by saying that, I'm confirming my Mom's(and my sister's) worst nightmare (sorry, Mom and Court), but I can honestly say that this is where I'm most comfortable, most active, most happy? maybe. But I just love everything about it. The campus is beautiful, my friends are caring and lovely, my boyfriend lives down one flight of stairs, my classes are amazing so far, I have more friends and acquaintances than I ever had at Des Moines Christian, and it's just, simply put.


Friday, August 20, 2010

books and school.

I love those books that you just get lost in and become a part of.

I just recently started (and finished) the book "Uglies" by: Scott Westerfeld, and almost immediately I was sucked in. It is set in the future where everyone under the age of 16 is "ugly". So all the youth of this city has to do is look forward to becoming a "pretty" on their 16th birthday. There's a whole story line about this girl who is so excited to be a pretty and meets another girl who isn't so thrilled about the whole idea. Long story short, her priorities get all messed up and she realizes what is really important in life.

In the middle of reading it the other night I suddenly thought about Luther and how I will be moved in, in less than a week, and I felt just like the character in the book. She is so excited to finally move into "New Pretty Town" and be back with her friends(who have already turned 16 and become pretty's). Although I'm not really second guessing my going back to Luther, I was so overjoyed about going and got butterflies in my stomach just thinking about going back.

Another year at Luther is what I've been looking forward to since me and Jennie signed up to be roommates back in May, and now it's only 5 days away! I feel like reading that book really got me into the mood to finally get things going since my move is right around the corner! And I am officially SOOOOOOO excited to move in!

Jennie Marie and Me... Livin it up in Dirty D 218!! =D
OH! And not to mention the riot these girls and I will be making on 2nd floor!! =D

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I've had lots of time alone lately to just think.
About everything. Relationships, school, the future, the past.
And I got to thinking about one thing in particular.

Why relationships end.

I can look at myself a year ago, and see myself cherishing relationships that, today, I could honestly care less about. Well, actually, maybe that's not true, otherwise I probably wouldn't have been thinking about it so deeply, and taken the time to write about it. I look back and look at the deep bonds I had with some great people. And I don't know if it's because I changed, or because they changed, or because there was distance that we weren't used to; but something happened to make our relationship almost non-existent. I'm not talking about one person in particular, there have been many instances that this has happened, maybe for the better, who knows.

But it really sucks to think that you can invest so much time into a relationship, only to have it not matter a year later. Is that how relationships are supposed to work? I don't think so. And I really wish I could go back in time and make everything different so that my relationships with those people wouldn't have changed. Maybe I need to try to rekindle them? Or is it even my fault that those relationships ended? Who knows.

I guess we'll see what happens. Only time will tell!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

de ja vu.

remember when i talked about how bad my room in college was back in this post? and then again in THIS post? Well... all the crap that aided in making that place a pig's sty, are now sitting in my living room..
you can imagine how thrilled my Mom is about that... so goal for the day:

Start Organizing!

wish me luck! :)

Friday, July 30, 2010

day and doings.

Disclaimer: This was written at around 1:30-2 AM this morning. If I'm not as funny or witty as I think I am at this moment. I apologize. Don't hold it against me :)

I would like to tell you about my extremely full day today.

It doesn’t seem so full now that I look back on it. But I think about it right now (at 1:36 AM) and realize that it still isn’t quite over... and maybe, it needed to be a little fuller.

Lets go in list form to make it a little easier to follow (both for you and me)

1. Woke up at around... eh... noon-ish? This could probably have been the downfall of my day because I’m sure that everything I did today could have been spread out a little more, and maybe just maybe, I would have had the chance to jump in my pool, or get my tan on at some point too. However, that didn’t happen. I slept in.

2. Went to lunch with Courtney. She’s actually the reason I woke up. She called me and asked me to run her sunglasses outside (she forgot them at my house yesterday). So I woke up, and she asked me to go eat with her. End of story.

3. I knew this morning at around ten when I woke up for a hot second that I felt like I needed to be awake for something, but I wasn’t sure what, so I went back to sleep. After Courtney called me and got me to go eat with her, I got a text from Katelyn saying “You up? :)” and I immediately thought to myself. SHOOT! I made plans with her the night before sometime around midnight to work out with her at 1:30. Woops, it was something like 1:14 and I was on my way to Chipotle with my sister and my niece. So I texted back that I was, in fact, awake, but that I was on my way to eat and would be late (I hate it when that happens. And it happens to me a lot. ugh.) So directly after eating (ew) I ran home, changed clothes and ran to school(yes, school. It’s free, and easy. Plus I got to see some friends I hadn’t seen in awhile! Yippee!... did I really just say yippee? anyways...) So I worked out, which was so nice, and it was the first time I had been able to get a legit work out since school! Well, I guess I was probably able before that, but I’m lazy, and would rather sit at home and type to you nice folks :).

4. Chloe has recently decided that all black hair isn’t the bomb dig anymore. She, instead, has decided that red hair is the way to go. So I jumped on that and asked her if she wanted to try peek-a-boos first to see what she thought of red hair. So we ran to Walgreens and grabbed some Red “Splat” Hair dye. Then we came home and got to dying. And it was a PROCESS, the bleech that came in the box ended up being really crappy. The part of her hair that wasn’t color treated turned white almost instantly, but the majority of her hair was more of a light brown, and when I went back to put more of the bleech in, something had gone wrong with it (oxidizing or something maybe? I’ll have to ask Courtney...) and it did next to nothing. Then the red dye went in, but before I washed that out...

5. I went to the ATT store, and got my new iPhone 4, and it. is. pretty :). Some time in the time that me, Courtney, and Haven were eating, I got a call from the ATT store saying that my phone had finally come in. I’ve been waiting for something like 2 weeks! So I’m thrilled that I finally have it. But that took longer than expected (I figured it wouldn’t take long, so I left Chlo at home with the dye in her hair... woops), and didn’t get back until almost 20 minutes later than I thought.

6. Then I went home and washed Chloe’s hair out, and it looks awesome. But now she wants her whole head dyed red “like Ariel”... we’ll talk to mom and see what she thinks. :P

7. Then I had a small break from the action, and I wrote a blog on here. Don’t ask why I’m already writing another one. Probably cause it is now almost 2 and I’m wide awake and need more excuses to stay up and finish what I probably should be doing, but more of that later.

8. Then Kelsey came over. My dear dear friend from college who I met at school 4 hours away from here, who just so happens to live about 5 minutes away from my house! We have a little tradition ever since probably... january? of me dying her hair. She likes it dark, and when she starts getting roots she makes a dye date with me and we fix her right up and catch up and such, and its fun :). So we dyed her hair, laughed, Chloe and her bonded since they were both recently dyed, good times all around.

9. Then I was at a loss for things to do, and was craving cereal. So I headed over to HyVee and got me some Marshmallow Mateys and Golden Puffs.(For the record, off brand cereals are always better unless its Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Berry Captain Crunch) And then also decided to stop by RedBox. Who can resist? A movie for $1 a night? I think so. So I got Julie & Julia (surprisingly good, and it makes me want to buy her book so that I can be a good cook :) ) came home and ate my cereal and watched my movie.

10. And now it is officially 2 AM. My mother has been bothering me all day to pack a bag for them to take to Florida. I’m flying out on Monday, because on Sunday I will be attending a dinner at Wildwood, and apparently, the airline I’m going on now makes you pay to have a bag. DUMB. So my family is driving down my bag. I haven’t started yet. Woops. I better get on that.



night :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

brown and blonde.

Changing up your hair color is so difficult when you have naturally dark hair.
If you want to lighten it, then you have to think about long-term upkeep, which is just annoying.
And if you want to go dark then you have to deal with monotony.
And if you want to have some funky color, then it will most likely wash out in a week.
(Did you ever hear that Hailey from Paramore [love this video... oooh! and this one!] washes her hair in cold water so that the red doesn't wash out as fast? I don't think I could deal.)

But, being me... I have changed my hair a lot because I just can't deal with boring hair.
So just within the last year, this is all that I have done with my hair.

(Summer 2009)

Brown with a blonde streak in my bangs.
(August 2009-January 2010)

Straight up (boring, but healthy) brown.
(January 2010-Yesterday)

Brown with blonde highlights!

What can I say, I'm just a freak when it comes to my hair.
(My sister hates me for it [she is my own personal stylist])
It's damaged as the beaches in florida, but I just can't help it! I love change :).
So what's next? Who knows... probably blonde again. What do ya think Court? ;)

Listening to: "The Only Exception" By: Paramore (What? They're good!)

Sunday, July 25, 2010



Nordic Fest was amazing. I guess I didn't really tell you guys about it though, did I?

Oops... well here ya go :)

Nordic Fest is this big festival in Decorah where they celebrate Norwegian-ness. So they have stands with lots of Norwegian names like "Kringle", a parade, fireworks, troll statues, gnomes... everything you need to draw in Norwegian's from around the country to celebrate their heritage, I guess.

I'm not Norwegian... so I went up to celebrate Decorah's Norwegian-ness, which was amazing! I got to catch up with so many of my friends from school that I haven't seen since the school year, plus I finally got to meet Jack's dad! I realized recently that being at college is totally different from being at home, especially in my case because Decorah is such a tiny town compared to Des Moines. I felt like no matter where I went, there was someone that I knew while I was in Decorah this weekend. That NEVER happens in Des Moines, and when it does, it tends to be casual acquaintances, or people that I would rather not run into. In Decorah, I run into people that I love. The first night I went out I got about 8 hugs upon entering the club, all from people that I really truly have missed all summer. That alone made me want to go back to school, pronto. And I still have over a month until move in! I'm sure I'll appreciate the summer once I move in and really start missing my friends from home... but for now.

I miss Decorah,
and I want to be there.

Jordan and I at VFW
Jennie(my roommate) and I getting ready to go out!
Laura and I enjoying some ice cream from the infamous Whippy Dip!
(If you haven't tried it, and you've been to Decorah, I'm pretty sure it's a sin... You might want to get on that ;) )
Me, Greg, Jennie, and Alyse chillin at the Courthouse!
(Excuse my extra chin)
At the courthouse with Kelsey, Marlena, and Desi!
Jack and I :)

Taylor, Desi and I!

Listening to: Dynamite By: Taio Cruz (Theme song for me and my girls!)

Friday, July 16, 2010


So today and yesterday I was made head of the house hold while my Mom and her husband headed up to Mayo for a round of chemo [blah... stupid cancer]. But because of that, I got to spend a lot of time with my little sister. So I figured it was about time to gush a little about the goof ball.

Chloe is.... different.
We knew when she was about two or three that something was off. My Mom, having already had 2 kids, knew that by that time she should be talking and being social. But Chloe wouldn't talk at all. We figured she had a problem with speaking, so my Mom sent her to a speech pathologist, who then informed my Mom that it wasn't a speech impediment, but something else. So we had tests run and all that jazz, only to find out that Chloe had autism.

A hurdle we weren't necessarily prepared for, but that we were willing to tackle.

Chloe's changed a lot over the years. She went from being a non-verbal funny little girl that would run around the house in the middle of the night naked, and eat all the marshmallows out of the lucky charms by dumping the entire box of cereal on the floor in the kitchen and leaving it there for us to find the next morning.

To a teenager that has boyfriends, a quirky sense of style, and an obsession with long black hair, and watching videos on youtube until she thinks of something better to do.

Despite her quirks, she's a sweet girl who just wants love, and pop [about a 12-pack a day... no joke]. And you should meet her. =]

Listening to: Everything by Secret & Whisper