Saturday, November 24, 2012

holdiay coziness...

holdiay coziness...being away from my home and my family, things just don't feel quite like christmas.
and the fact that i am in the warm southern california weather definitely doesn't help either! 
so after a long week of school (i only got thanksgiving day off), i broke out my christmas candle, and i have the justin bieber holiday station playing on pandora.
and i must say- it is beginning to feel a bit like christmas in my little room.
i laid out my outfit for tomorrow already and i picked capris and a short sleeve top.
and i'm just wishing that i could wear a warm cozy sweater with boots and mittens...
if i could, i would pick an outift just like this one.
Wildfox couture
$160 -

Plaid shirt

Jasmine black legging
$16 -

J Shoes brown leather boots

Mitten glove
$7.97 -

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

i could get used to this.

ever since laguna beach started airing on mtv, i have had an obsession with the town and a big dream to live there someday.
i have visited a few times with my family and i fall more in love every time.
last monday it was 90 degrees.
november- 90 degrees?!
so i packed up my new beach bag and headed to laguna.
i live just about twenty minutes away.
i rolled down my car window and enjoyed an amazing cruise down the pacific coast highway.
all the while i felt like someone needed to pinch me- i can't believe this is actually my life!
i laid out on the beach and fell asleep for a few hours.
it was perfect.
then i grabbed my camera from the car and walked up and down the streets taking pictures of laguna and all of its adorableness, stopping along the way at various boutiques and shops.
then i got an ice cream cone.
it was perfect.
i could get used to this...

xo- meg

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

welcome to california...

last saturday i arrived in southern california!
i made the move down here to attend cosmetology school at paul mitchell (which i looove... but more on that to come on a different day).
i was instantly greeted by my amazing family who lives just a short drive away. 
on saturday night after moving me into my new house, my cousin and her husband took me out to dinner in downtown huntington beach.
i've been coming to southern california for years and i had never been to huntington.
i loved it so much that my family took me back the very next day for lunch!
we ate at fred's mexican cafe, which was delicious.
i get weak at the knees for any restaurant that serves you free chips and salsa...
we were seated outside with the most awesome beach view. 
it was such a warm day and the beach was so crowded; which i couldn't believe since i was just coming from the cold and wet idaho weather.
my thought: why would anyone want to live anywhere other than southern california?
and i continue to ask myself that question every day...

i love huntington.

and i get to see my family again this weekend for another beach lunch date :)


Sunday, November 4, 2012


on my way down to southern california i stopped for a few days in st. george, utah to spend some time with kaleo.
i've always wanted to go to zion national park and so he finally took me!
we were sort of in a rush since we had to wait until he was out of his football meetings to go.
we had to drive fairly quick through the park to see as much as we could before it got dark.
we didn't get to go to some of the areas that we had planned on seeing, but it was still so beautiful! 
my favorite part, however, was the adorable little town of springdale that you have to drive through to get to the park. 
it was full of rustic charm- it's streets lined with antique shops, gift shops, cozy cafes, and restaurants.
on our way back through we stopped at the zion pizza & noodle co. to have pasta.
it was so cute and i would have taken pictures if it wasn't dark out!
(i've had my nikon for like three years now and i still don't know how to take night pictures- stupid, i know.)
but we had so much, like always...
we will definitely be going back!
his professional photographer pose ;) 

 and most likely, when you give a boy your camera he will abuse the privileges and something like this will show up! 

ok, so kind of a -you had to be there to find it as funny as we did- story...
as we were driving through the park i saw the most perfect picture spot so i made kaleo stop the car so that i could take some pictures.
being no parking spots, we just thought it would be cool to pull off to the side of the road.
no big deal.
twenty minutes later as we're walking back to our car we notice, it's half in the road. 
(totally was worse than it looks in the picture).
i start dying laughing, seriously i just thought it was the funniest thing ever.
 we stop walking, being too embarrassed to claim that the car is ours.
we watch for a while as cars have to slow down and wait for oncoming traffic to pass so that they can get around our car.
so we decide to play it cool and continue to walk slowly to the car.
we were like- wow, who's that idiot who parked his car in the road? 
and then when no one was watching and there were no cars, we ran to the car, slammed our doors, and drove off as fast as we could.
 you just had to be there...


it is my day off and i am off to south coast plaza for some shopping and (hopefully) maybe some celebrity watching- fingers crossed!