color me mine

i love color me mine.
i've gone twice within the last month (as seen here)
a couple weekends ago i went again with ashley & shayla for a girls night
it was great. shayla painted nick a cup for valentines day
& ashley & i both painted lawn gnomes.
hers for her baby room, mine for my room.
i don't have a picture of my finished gnome, but there is one of ashleys. 


i've been engaged for less than a week & its been a whirlwind! i've gotten a lot figured out, but there's still a lot more to do.. i've got the reception center, the date, the dress.. so all the BIG things. now i keep thinking of all the little details.. cake, flowers, hair, registering, where to live, food, even what nail polish to wear... i keep bouncing back and forth from one thing to the next, i think i need to calm down. it was helpful that austin was out of town this weekend, it gave me ample amount of time to do major wedding planning. needless to say,  it's been busy but fun. in that time i've managed to find new bands that are pretty good, the first recommended to me by a friend, the second by my brother in-law. check them out! 

cover of the gotye song, it's awesome. 5 people, 1 guitar


we used to have dinner club every tuesday night, but we recently changed it to thursday night because jake started a class on tuesday nights. but this week everyone was a little busy, & thursday just wasn't cutting it, so instead of dinner night we had game night & we played dominoes. any of you out there that are related to bagley's or even know the bagley family know how much we love our dominoes. it was really fun & it got really exciting. 
austin had asked to use one of my rings as his "penny" 
because there weren't enough. a couple of rounds 
later i looked over after he made a move 
& i spotted this beauty
i instantly made my move, reached over so fast (i was so fast i was blurry) 
to grab it, put it on my finger without thinking & yelled... 
"it's mine!" (i couldn't help myself)
instantly started hugging & kissing him i was so excited. 
i couldn't believe it. i had no idea that it was going to happen.
he somehow managed between my attacking his face 
& squeezing him to actually ask me to marry him.. 
 & thats how austin & i got engaged. 
i cannot explain how excited & happy i am. 
i even teared up. i'm the luckiest girl in the entire world 
& can't wait to spend the rest of forever with this boy

life according to instagram

i haven't really been posting a lot lately (besides about valentines day) 
& i always seem to forget to use my actual camera, but i'm great at instagram. 
so here is an update on what i've been doing 
according to instagram
rock climbing

painting my nails... a lot

matching with this girl

my new favorite accessory came in the mail

snowboarding with these lovely ladies

hanging out at milo with these guys

playing on frozen lakes

hanging out with my baby abigayle

playing with jane who was staying at austins house

valentines day 2012

yesterday i decided to go all out and be festive for valentines day. i woke up & went to school listening to my valentine mix, wearing my heart sweater, gave my valentine part of his gift, & learned about saint valentine. after school i went home to finish prepping & wrapping the last bits of my valentines gift before he came over to pick me up for dinner. he made me a meal of chicken and vegetables & then took me to midway to go iceskating! i was so excited, i've wanted to go iceskating all winter long. nick & shayla accompanied us out on the ice, we ran into another friend & someone got engaged (precious valentine proposal). after iceskating we went to dairy keene in heber where shayla & i got shakes, hers nutella mine snickers, & the boys got fried twinkles. 

quotes for valentines

piglet: how do you spell love?
pooh: you don't spell it, you feel it.

but i more than love you & cannot cease to love you.
think of me sometimes, when the Alps & ocean divide us,
but they never will, unless you wish it.
lord byron 

there is no life without the stars, the sun, the moon, or you.

all our young lives we search for someone to love. 
someone who makes us complete. 
we choose partners & change partners. 
we dance to a song of heartbreak & hope... 
all the while wondering if somewhere, somehow, 
there's someone perfect... who might be searching for us.
the wonder years

you know that place between sleep & awake,
the place where you can still remember dreaming?
that's where i will always love you,
that's where i will be waiting.
peter pan

there are all kinds of love in the world, 
but never the same love twice.
f. scott fitzgerald

sometimes love is a surprise, an instant of recognition, a sudden gift at a
sudden moment that makes everything different from then on.
some people will say that's not love, that you can't really love someone you don't know.
but, i'm not so sure. love doesn't seem to follow a plan;
it's not a series of steps. it can hit with the force of nature-an earthquake,
a tidal wave, a storm of wild relentless energy that is beyond your simple attempts at control.
deb caletti

it was love at first sight,
at last sign,
at ever & ever sight.
vladimir nabokov

he is more myself than i am. whatever our souls are made of,
his & mine are the same. if all else perished & he remained,
i should still continue to be, & if all else remained, & we were annihilated,
the universe would turn to a might stranger...
he's always, always in my mind; not as a pleasure to myself, but as my own being.
emily bronte

i love you, i love you, my heart is a rose
which your love has brought to bloom.
oscar wilde

i love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. i love that it takes you an 
hour & a half to order a sandwich. i love that you get a little crinkle above your nose 
when you're looking at me like i'm nuts. i love that after i spend the day with you, 
i can still smell your perfume on my clothes. & i love that you are the last person 
i want to talk to before i go to sleep at night. & it's not because i'm lonely, & it's not because it's new year's eve. i came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest 
of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. 
when harry met sally 

when someone is in your heart they're never truly gone. 
they can come back to you, even at unlikely times. 
mitch albom

if the sun refused to shine, i'd still be loving you. 
when mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you & me
led zeppelin 

you are my sunshine my only sunshine
you make me happy when skies are gray
you'll never know dear
how much i love you
please don't take my sunshine away

valentine playlist 2012

1. The Beach Boys: god only knows
2. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes: home (RAC mix)
3. Ben Kweller: run
4. Best Coast: crazy for you
5. James Taylor: how sweet it is
6. Griffin House: better than love
7. Eric Hassle & Ellie Goulding: be mine
8. Regina Spektor: samson
9. Usher: my boo (feat. Alicia Keys)
10. The Magnetic Fields: i'm sorry i love you
11. The Features: the idea of growing old
12. TheCure: friday i'm in love
13. Jose Gonzalez: heartbeats
14. UB40: can't help falling in love
15. Big Star: i'm in love with a girl
16. The Cardigans: lovefool
17. Al Green: i'm still in love with you
18. Florence & The Machine: addicted to love
19. Frankie Valley & The Four Seasons: can't take my eyes off you
20. Adele: i found a boy
21. Wanda Jackson: funnel of love 
22. Taylor Swift: love story
23. Whitney Houston: i will always love you


i'm excited for valentines day this year. 
i love every year when all the decorations, valentine candy, 
cute sappy movies, & love songs all come out. 
you can't help but just be a little excited. 


braided lady

to put it simply: i love braids. it's my go-to look when i want something fast. pony tails never stay in my hair and bun tend to be difficult at times. the braid is just right. regular braid, french braid, fish tail, you name  it, i've tried it. my latest task,  & now accomplishment was the heidi braid. i've wondered how people get their hair to wrap perfectly into this braided style & have been playing around with it & i finally figured out how to make it work for me. & possibly you, if you're willing to try! sorry my pictures aren't very good.. i only had my iPhone & a hotel bathroom mirror & lighting.. it's not the best.

i'll try & take more pictures next time to create more of a tutorial. but to put it simply i started a french braid on the left side of my hair, and continued a french braid around near the edges of my hair circling around my hair and then pinned the braid down wrapping it onto of the start of the braid.. make sense?