Tuesday, March 10, 2015

CASE ASAP (california, san diego)

This past year I have had the incredibly opportunity to be on UVUSAA (Utah Valley University Student Alumni Association), say that ten times fast! I have honestly learned so much and have become such a believer in the amazing institution that I attend. From meeting new people, networking, representing the university, planning and overseeing events, learning time management, solving problems and much more. This past week our board was able to go to the CASE ASAP Conference in Southern California. The conference was held in San Diego on the beautiful campus of UCSD. We were able to attend meetings and presentations on how to better our university and the alumni program. I seriously can not wait to see what we can do with all this great information. 
Here's to your future Utah Valley!

P.S. take me back to the beach!

Monday, March 02, 2015

a jazzy weekend.

Have you ever laughed so hard you start to cry? Have you ever laughed so hard that you spit something out of your mouth? Yeah, well, both happened to me this weekend and I loved every second of it! Even though I'm not a huge basketball fan... I will be the first to admit it was a WAY FUN night at the jazz game! ANDDDD!!! It made me so stoked for what is to come and the field I'm preparing to go into! Cheers to the future! I. AM. SO. EXCITED. FOR. YOU!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

girls day, on the town.

Salt Lake has become my new favorite place to explore and I even started researching new (secret) holes in the wall! I am craving the city life as of late and I'm really not mad about it. Well, other than the fact that I want to move to a studio apartment downtown and don't have the money for that. *insert frowning face emoji* Applications for a hubby with a great job ARE WELCOME! Also follow olivia gochnour's utah food instagram @utahgrubs! CHECK. IT. OUT! Salt Lake lunches and dinners have been rich my friends! Eva's Bakery, The Copper Onion, Banbury Cross Donuts, Hire's drinks... I could keep going, but you just need to go check em out yourself! 

Hey UT, you really pull through with great things! Thanks babe! 

Monday, February 23, 2015

WOWZA! she's back

Welp... big gulps, huh? I'm back and it feels good! Towards the end of the last I started reading too much into life, and running out of things to say. Which would have lead to me spilling the beans of life on here, and that would have been terrible. SO! She, me, I, is back! Happier than ever and incredibly blessed! Let me tell you what! There are good things to come to this little internet space of mine! --- Four pictures sum up my life lately! A few (one) more secret than the others! Pop by later and you might get to hear a few (one) secret! ALSO, things to come! New semester = 36 credits till graduation. A 4 day California conference aka: beach, beach, beach, and probably another beach! AND food! Because who doesn't love food? #treatyoselfSML

loves, and extreme amounts of kisses!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

bundle up

here's the thing. it's freezing outside and everyone seems to be on twitter talking about it! or complaining really... to be honest i love it. i really, really LOVE it! there is something about the cold that makes everything seems a little bit more perfect. relationships seems to be more full of fire, clothes are cuter, food is better, hot chocolate is craved like a drug (spending way too much money at starbucks). blankets are cozier, music is cheerful, noses are red, hands and toes are cold, but most importantly... hearts are the warmest of all! 

the past few years (3 to be exact) i have learned to love the holidays. all of my happiness came from them. practically saved for them! this year i am just as excited but i have a little worry in my heart. things will be much different this year, but i have faith all will be well. 

i don't talk much about people on my blog, or really even blog much. but tonight i am sitting here watching the holiday with my best friend hunter and i can't help but think how grateful i am for her. lately we have been together every day and it's been the closest thing to heaven and sanity i have had in a long while. hunter listens, and listens well. she internalizes everything before she speaks, and when she does it's completely from the heart with the best of intensions. -- for about five months now i have kept a lot of things to myself. i have just about the biggest secret collection in my mind, and monday night (of last week) it all came pouring out into hunter's living room. many tears fell and things were said that i know can be said with safety and open arms. needless to say, she made me feel a bit more normal again. 

anywho, here's to the holiday being different and learning that sometimes change has to happen.

winter kisses, and bundle up. 
it's a cold one out there!

Monday, October 13, 2014

inside my iphone

call me cheesy... but this weekend was a dream! (not to mention the past few months of my life) times have been hard and i've been down in the dumps for quite some time.. but not anymore! i've got way too much to live for, and for me to waste it on worrying about someone and the things they have to say or do is NONE of my business! i have A-MAZE-BALLS people in my life and i love them all so very much! i can't wait to see what the rest of two-thousand-and-fourteen has in store for me! also... three more months and it's a new year! like WHHAAA??? it's time to party my friends! bring on the school breaks, holidays, uvu men's soccer games, and snuggling with friends by a fire!

love what you got my little birdies! 
kisses to you all! 

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

the ninth month

WARNING: this is a typical blog post about fall coming! yet. i can testify that fall/winter has been my favorite time of year since... i can remember. especially since i've moved to college. i've been awfully sick the past forty-eight hours. laying on the couch watching movies to an intense rainstorm, **ooooohhs and ahhhhs are welcome** obviously day-dreaming about what has/is coming! uvu men's soccer to be one of them... byu football to be another!
hi, boys! but let me fill you in on some of the awesomenesses (yes, i made that word up) of september! 

// 1. the leaves start to change.
// 2. can you really look at that face and not want to snuggle? *key word, snuggle. cuddle up my friends!
// 4. rainy, rainy season. i love rainy season!
// 5. pumpkin spice everything. why, yes! i don't mind if i do.
// 6. socks! if you need to see a collection to get yours started... you are welcome to see mine. hint: j-crew & gap is your best friend.
// 7. nike! leggings. shirts. shoes. jackets. everything. for when you don't want to get ready. oh, that's every day...? yeah, me too!
// 8. two of my favorite 'M' words. men and motorcycles. alpine loop anyone? 

now, i'm trusting you with my list. 
take it! run! go. do. these. things!!
hugs, hopeful snuggles, and kisses!

Monday, August 25, 2014

first day of many.

here mom! my first day of senior year all over again...! except i have two more years of classes left, so like.... cool! but all and all it was a great day! still trying to figure out the "perfect" schedule, but i'm beginning to believe that doesn't really exist. -- tonight we partied at freshman convocation and it was too good to be true! i love what i do and the people i do it with!

here's to a new year of school, friends, and having a grand ol time!

xoxo, miss

Thursday, August 21, 2014

instagram lately

i think i've mentioned multiple times how hard this summer has been for me. so i wanted to lighten the mood and show you that i really have done some really great things this summer. i feel a bit all over the place -- so are these pictures. so in no random order. welcome to my life may - august!

also. catch me on the flip side! aka. instagram. @melissturner

kisses. xoo