Thursday, November 8, 2012

Life is hard... (+Giveaway winners!)

Hey guys! 
I"m sorry that I am taking so long between posts:

I hope you can forgive me! Over Christmas break I will have endless time to write magical things for you!

I am in the midst of researching for one of those lovely (nottt....) papers, but I would like to announce the winner of my giveaway!
Congratulations to.... *drum roll*

Jessica from Girl Booklet (Make-up Brushes)

You two should be receiving an email from me sometime today and I will be mailing out your prizes ASAP. 


Monday, October 22, 2012

It's a Giveaway Kind of Day!

So, I'm pretty excited about this guys! I have been eyeing these bracelets for quite sometime now, so I'm looking forward to sending one to one of you beautiful people!
And what girl can't use a set of make-up brushes???

Did you catch that last part? I bet you're wondering how you could get $200 in gift cards. Yeah? Well I'll tell you!
As my followers know, I am a photographer as well as a blogger.
My photography company is called Morgan Leigh Photography.
I photograph people of all ages!
Birth Stories
If you refer someone to my photography business, and they contact me with a serious inquiry, you get 25 entries into the giveaway. If that referral ends up booking a photo shoot or wedding with me, then you get 10% of whatever I am being paid, in the form of giftcards to any store(s) of your choice. If the client you "refer" is yourself then you get 10% off any shoot/wedding you book me for. Ready, set, REFER!

 HOPE for Kirsten

This is my wonderful friend Kirsten, and she needs your help! Watch this video and share it please!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Until next time...       .

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Good news! I wear clothing. :)

Great news!
I wear clothes. Sometimes they are better than others. Here is today's outfit, let me know what you think. The cardigan is my favorite part. Or maybe the boots....

Top: H&M   Cardigan: Target   Jeans: Forever21   Boots: MaddenGirl  

Dearest Lou has a bunch of giveaways going on on her blog right now! Check it out!

David and I had a five month anniversary yesterday. It was pretty boss, to say the least.

 We spent this morning at his house watching football, eating pizza, and basically being awesome.

Random-ness for today: 

This beautiful photo is of a fill-it-in puzzle. I'm mildly obsessed with them. They're pretty easy, but they gets the gears turning, and I like that. It only takes me about 5 minutes to finish one, and it's great stress relief. I'm pretty sure everyone should try them sometime. Not to be confused with a crossword. Much better. :)

As I am writing this I am listening to a live version of "Gravity" by Sara Bareilles. I feel like every song with the name Gravity is amazing, so below I have shared a few of them. Don't worry guys, they're only SUPER awesome. Try not to let your brain explode! =D



Step 1: Listen

Step 2: Try not to cry

Step 3: Read my next post!

Until next time...    

Friday, October 19, 2012

"I'm not dead yet!" ;)

 Oh my God! She's alive! Who knew?
Not my followers, that's for sure. It's been at least two months since I last posted, but when I put on this outfit before work today I knew I needed to write one. I left my face out of all the outfit pictures, because it was not beautified, and no one needs to see that. :P
I got the pants and top at a 60% off sale. It was a very happy day.

Check it:

 Sweater: Vanity     Top & Pants: Romy Boutique    Boots: Head Over Heels

Catching Up!
(in 5 lines or less.)
-I got a new job captioning phone calls for deaf and hard of hearing people.
-School started. I am taking Biology, Politics, Meditation, and Inter. English.
- I bought a scooter! The kind that goes 59 miles per hour and gets 100 miles per gallon.
- I started my photography business! Like it on Facebook here!
-I turned 20 years old and got beautiful boots for my birthday which will be featured in the near future.

(Boo Yah!)

On wednesday I worked with David Terry Photography to photograph a wedding proposal!
Rachel is a fellow model here in Salt Lake City, and Todd is her boyfriend (now fiance.) They have planned on having David photograph their wedding for a long time, so Todd contacted David when he was planning to propose. David then contacted me and asked me to assist him. I started out pretending to model, until Rachel and Todd walked by. Then David asked if he could take pictures of them in front of the temple. When they stepped up to onto the pedastel, Todd proposed.
Here are some photos that David took of me before the event to test the lighting:

I was wearing my clip in extensions. My hair is only just past shoulder length, as you can see in the photos of my outfit.

The Proposal

This first photo was taken by David Terry, not me. I am using
it because I feel it is essential for the story. The rest were.

Todd also arranged for Rachels best friend and Maid of Honor to be there for the proposal, so she hopped in for some pictures.


Guys. I made a pumpkin. I'm pretty sure it is the most successfully artistic thing I've ever done in my life. It took forever. #ProudSmile
On the left you see, quite possibly, the cutest picture ever. That is my neice Lily. She is the cutest child ever, and she is crawling now. I love her. That is all.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Make-up and Music Love ♥

Today I am mildly obsessed with this make up. I will start by saying that I am not a huge make up person. It takes extra time, it makes my eyes hurt, and I think I'm pretty without it. But when I do wear make up, I try to do it right.

What I love about her make up:
  • Her complexion is flawless. I'm sure that is largely due to Photoshop, but it's amazing none-the-less.
  • Dark eyebrows! I think far too many women are scared of wearing dark eyebrows. The really help frame your eyes, and I am yet to see someone that doesn't look lovely with dark eyebrows.
  • Easy on the eyes,  tempting lips. This is a style I love lately, because a lot of eyeshadow really hurts my eyes, and bright lips are so fun!
  • Cat eyes make your eyelashes look so long and luscious. She manages to wear a lot of eyeliner, and still look clean, because she left the bottom very light. Ladies, thick eyeliner all the way around your eye is not pretty. It makes your eyes look smaller, and distracts from how pretty they are!
Here are some products I use for my base, along with the products I would use for the look she is wearing!
Boots7 Intelligent Balance Mousse Foundation
I swear by this stuff!!! It gives unbelievable coverage with out leaving your skin shiny, or oily.
Best part? It's only $13 at Target or Ulta.

Tarte EmphasEYES Aqua-Gel Eyeliner
This is my biggest make-up splurge. Because I have sensitive eyes, I have to have an all natural hypo-allergenic eyeliner. This stuff goes on so smooth, and doesn't budge. LOVE IT!
Only downside: It costs $18.

Sephora Collection Almost Nude Pallet
I love Sephora's eyeshadows. 'Nuff said.

Urban Decay Lip Envy Lip Stain
When it comes to lip color, I prefer to use lip stains. That way I can kiss my boy, eat food, and still look fabulous. =)

In parting I want to leave you with a song that I'm playing on a loop!

Have a perfect day!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Blogilates 90 Day Challenge!

I'm am getting all prepared to begin my 90 day challenge over at Blogilates! To follow my progess, go to !!! I will also be talking about it more here in my next post.
For those of you coming from Blogilates in search of the grocery list, here you go!

Blogilates 90 day challenge
One week of groceries
“Aisle” Products
___ 2 cups Oatmeal
___ Unsalted almonds
___ Unsalted sunflower seeds
___ Balsamic vinegar
___ 5 half cup servings Edamame
(I sub with 3 cans black beans.)
___ Sugar free strawberry jam

___ 4 cups Egg whites
___ 28 oz Cottage cheese

Meat Products
___ 4 lbs Chicken breasts
___ 1 ½ lbs. Tilapia
(sub with lean turkey,
white fish or canned tuna)

Fruits and Veggies
___ 5 Bananas
___ 4 Apples
___ 1 ½ cups Blueberries
___ 2 heads Romaine lettuce
___ 4 Roma tomatoes
___ 2 Avocados
___ 3 Large stalks broccoli
___ 7 Sweet potatoes
___ 2 Red peppers
___ 12 oz Mushrooms

___ 12 oz Frozen spinach

___ Salsa (fresh from the deli, not canned)

You may not be able to find
this in your normal grocery store.
___ Muscle milk whey protein,
(vanilla flavor)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I've Been Dreaming of a Hi-Lo Dress...

A couple weeks ago I found an adorable dress on the Forever21 website, and it was only $15!
When I got my paycheck, I went back to look for it... and it was gone... *sad faces*
Ever since then, I have been looking at high-low dresses at least once a day, trying to find one I liked for a price I could afford.
Here are some dresses that I love, starting with the lowest price, and going up from there.

I like that this dress looks classy, but unrefined at the same time.
I love the material of this dress. They have it in black too!

Maybe it's just the model, but I think this dress is so happy!

Throw a belt or a scarf into the mix, and this is fabulous!

I like how classy this one looks.

Which one is your favorite? I'd buy them all!!!
But I'm leaning towards the Forever21 dress, even though it's not the one I initially wanted.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Musical Fanaticism and Photos (Finally)

I think I'm going to start a tradition here on my blog. 
Musical Fanaticism and Photos.
Every Saturday (the day may change)
I may even turn it into a link-up, if there seems to be a lot of interest in it.

Empty Prayers- Mary J. Blige
I heard this song on Private Practice. They played it as a character was leaving rehab.
I absolutely love this song. It's very depressing. Like, tear worthy.

A Drop in the Ocean- Ron Pope
I heard this song on 90210.
I've been listening to it practically non-stop since Friday. It's perfect.
The chorus has been stuck in my head all day

The Last to Say- Atmosphere
The story in this song is heartbreaking.
I guess I just like depressing music. :P

From Seattle

It took me forever, but I finally got up some photos from Seattle!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Colorful Fridays (Letters&Fancies)

I was just reading over at Lattes&Love (Such a cute blog!)
and she talked about how she was having trouble getting back on a good writing schedule,
so she did a couple link ups. 
I'm going to thieve her idea!

Today is.....
Friday's Fancies
Friday's Letters 

The theme for Friday's Fancies this week is color blocking. I love the bold statement that color blocking gives off, but I don't really have the guts to try it... Maybe this will inspire me! 


Ta da!
This is what I came up with:

Some of the things I found in stores, and some were just pictures off of Google.
Top&Shoes: Charlotte Russe     Pants: Ruche   

I feel like I did a pretty decent job, considering I've never tried color blocking before. 
What do you think?


Quote by: My mother :)

Dear Mom, Thank you for being so loving and understanding. I honestly don't know what I would do without you. If I tried to list the number of things you've done for me in the past month alone, it would take me at least an hour. Dear Mapledell Scout Camp, I miss you so so much, and I'm very excited to come visit you tonight. Thank you for changing my life, and giving me the best summer ever (Summer 2011). Dear Precious Niece, I have a photo of you as my wallpaper on my phone, and every time I look at it, I can't help but smile. You're so perfect and happy, and adorable, and I love you. Dear David, I think I have a crush on you. Thank you for being my boyfriend even though I stress about everything, and I can be annoying and needy. Plus, I like your face. Dear New Roommate, You rock my socks. I'm so glad you're not a drama queen. Thank you for listening to my rants and raves, and making me feel better when I'm stressed about silly things. Dear Life, thank you for always being there for me. Even though you're really boring sometimes, I still love you. Please be nice to me even when I'm in school, I would really appreciate it.