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
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
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
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
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
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!
// 3. SALTED CARMEL CHOCOLATE CAKE POPS FROM STARBUCKS -- you're welcome.
// 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
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!
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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
Saturday, August 09, 2014
lately, i have learned something interesting about myself... it's simply that i crave change, but i also fear it just as much.
which is a constant battle in my head daily.
so i've had a lot of people ask me about this topic recently so i figured, why not explain. i'm sure you've noticed, but i am no longer dancing on the uvu dance team. three years taught me so much. how to love (give or take) twenty girls, how to work harder than i've ever worked, and how to follow my heart. which is what i did. upon entering my almost fourth year of the team i had some feelings of dismay, and thoughts that maybe i was just done. talking with family and friends about my feelings i decided to pray and let the end of the year ride out. we worked hard during nationals session. harder than i've ever worked before, and like i said, i decided to go with the flow. knowing in my head that there could be a possibility of not coming back, i choose to give my all in everything i did. i'm not saying it was all a bunch of roses, because there were definitely many ups and many downs. but flying into daytona beach florida i felt nothing but calm. nothing but peace... this is where people really start to question my choice in not dancing anymore. because the second i stepped off the stage after hearing that MY team won nationals. after all the blood, sweat, and many tears, WE WON! i knew i was done. i have people tell me that they can't believe that it was that easy for me to be done. let me say this... it wasn't. dancing is half my heart. it has been my life for as long as i can remember. yet, sometimes there are things in your heart that just change. I WILL continue to dance. just not a team anymore.
change is a funny thing people. it comes and goes so quickly. sometimes it's simple and feels right. sometimes it's not. this summer has been a weird one, at that. a lot of change has happened. life changing change! but even this change can turn into something good right? right! i have learned what i want in life, and who i want in my life. i know who i love, who i trust, and how i should live my own life. no two lives are the same, and they shouldn't be. change is coming people.. whether you like it or not. i know that i have changes linesd up waiting for me and all i can say is... let life begin!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
my family is just about the best thing on this planet!... okay, they are the BEST! and who wouldn't loving fishing with these faces?! it was a perfect day! and a perfect weekend and i couldn't have asked for a better one! here's to more summer, and more fun!
hugs, kisses, and loves!