Thursday, November 01, 2012

life updates.

i thought id come by and give everyone an update on my life and what i have been up to.

i currently live in denver, colorado. i moved here on july 21st.
i went to boston, new jersey, and new york city (post coming soon) from july 24-august 7th.
i took a small trip to coeur d'alene and met a wonderful person and got to visit my best friend.
(has anyone ever realized how beautiful north idaho is? coeur d'alene was such a cute, gorgeous little town.)
my sister rylee came to visit me. she paid for her own ticket and everything.
i nanny for the cutest little five month old baby named alivia.
i saw beach house play at the boulder theatre.
i learned how to fishtail braid thanks to my wonderful roommate.
i also taught myself to do a crown braid.
i fell in love with bold lipsticks.

so not too much is new. last i did an entry though, i was still living in idaho, so i figured it was about time to say hi. i hope everyone has been doing well, especially as we're getting into the holiday season. can you believe how close thanksgiving and christmas are? yay!

hello november.

hello november. its so very nice (and so very weird) to see you.  i can't believe its already november 1st.  its crazy to me! not only is today the first day of november, it is also my dad's birthday.  i miss him very very very much right now but i know that he is having such a great birthday, or at least i hope so.

my dad is currently in china, adopting a son who is two years old.  my dad and stepmom are naming him gabriel.  i cant wait to meet the little guy over christmas when i go back to boise to visit. 

happy birthday dad! i hope your day is fantastic. i love you so much.

-thank you for picking raspberries in the backyard with me when i was three.
-thank you for always cutting my french toast up into perfect slices.
-thank you for taking me to see beauty and the beast in movie theaters when it first came out.
-thank you for getting me new sheets when i fell asleep with gum in my mouth and ruined my little mermaid ones when i was little.
-thank you for teaching me how to garden.
-thank you for teaching me how to lay sheet rock and paint walls so theres no stripes.
-thank you for teaching me how to make a house extremely clean (even though i hated having to redo chores).
-thank you for making me proud to be a gibbons.
-thank you for giving me my love and knowledge of sports and amazing music.
-thank you for not judging me when i got tattoos.
-thank you for being my dad.
-thank you for the relationship we have now despite all of our struggles and rough times.
-thank you for loving me.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

last day of being twenty-two

i cant even believe it.  where has this past year gone? i seriously cannot tell you. ill be spending my last hour and ten minutes of it enjoying it to the fullest.  ive got a glass of wine and lovely tunes to keep me busy.  

ill see you all tomorrow when im twenty-three. for now, enjoy these cute cupcake pictures.

happy birthday baby gavin

one of my best friends, rachel, has a son named gavin who is just the cutest little boy to ever walk (oops crawl) this planet. i call him my little nephew and i am his auntie kail. yesterday, he had his first birthday party! it was so darling and so fun.  rachel did such a tremendous job with all the homemade decorations and little yummy treats.  she is seriously such a wonderful mother, and one of the most beautiful too.  here are just a few of the photos i snapped to make sure we always remembered this very special occasion. congratulations rachel and andrew on a beautiful baby boy who is becoming such a handsome little man as he grows up.

Sunday, April 08, 2012


does anyone else think that black and white photos are absolutely stunning? its like the photos may be lacking color, but they bring out so many other qualities in the photo you may not see if there was color. here's some black and white photographs of some celebrities from my board on pinterest.

Friday, April 06, 2012

EEP my birthday...

as you may know, i am a big, huge, ginormous fan of birthdays, especially my own. i mean, who doesn't like their birthday? sure, there are quite possibly some mister grumpy gills out there who are just negative nancy's and dont like their birthday...but me? NO WAY! its the best day of the year besides christmas! one day that is all about you? YES AND PLEASE!

my birthday is in thirteen days !! APRIL19th to be exact. i am REALLY hoping this birthday can top last years. last years was my favorite birthday of my life.  i have absolutely no idea what i am going to do for it though. nothing too extravagant. i think dinner with some friends, and going out after may be in order? we shall see, and you can bet i will be keeping everyone posted.

im not even quite sure what i want for my birthday this year. is there an age where you're just too old to receive presents? i obviously do not think so.  im thinking i need to put a wishlist together.  be on the lookout for one soon.

if you have any ideas for birthday party ideas let me know. id love to have some input.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

who hasn't written about this?

seriously though, who has not written about their obsession with pinterest. or at least their love for it. mine may lean towards more of an addiction. ill be the first to admit it! but that's the first step isn't it? admitting the problem? except that i don't think its that much of a problem.

today, i have decided to go through all of my clothes and figure out what i want and do not want. i have so much to get rid of and its going to feel so good once my wardrobe is cleansed! how does pinterest come into play with this? well, ive created this dream wardrobe on pinterest. a lot of my clothes i don't even love anymore. why keep things, why clutter your space, why even clutter your mind with things you do not love? its a simple question! and the answer is ... there is no reason to do so. im so excited to finally just have pieces of clothing that i just love and start filling it with articles of clothing that i absolutely adore.

my mom calls me a bit of a clothes hoarder, and id quite like to agree. so today, im going to face my hoarding problem head on! ill be selling my clothes to my little sisters (no i won't make my little sisters pay for them...just my mom) but i need the money! im helping her out because shes not paying full price for some great items, and she's helping me out because i really need a small bit of income right now. yay!

here's some pieces im completely inspired by this spring:

the things i am most inspired by and passionate about for spring and summer:
ivory & mint & red
bold and bright lipsticks
colored skinny jeans
beautiful bold shoes
polka dots
simple tees
headbands and bandanas
oversized button ups 
big rings that make my fingers click clack 
cut off denims
flowy tops
gorgeous solid nail polish colors
colored blazers