Monday, July 29, 2013

Honey I'm Home

Hey guys. I just got my computer back from getting serviced. I took it in before I went out of town and had to wait till today to get it back.

Most people usually say something along the lines of "I'm so happy to be home" but really I'd much rather still be in the Dominican. Hopefully the pictures will be sent to me soon so I can share them with you guys (someone put all the pictures onto a terabyte and it ended up being around 8000 photos!!!)

My camera is broken which makes it really hard to show you guys all the wonderful thing I'd like to share with you but my birthday is coming up and hopefully a camera will be received by me.

My dog bullseye went to California for a month and stayed with my grandma. She went cause I was going to be out of town a lot and we needed someone to watch her. She is finally back and she is moved into my new apartment. I think she's a little confused about being in a new place, but I'm glad she is back.

My sister was also in California for a month doing an internship for my aunt who happens to be an editor for movies! So she had a great experience while she was there and I missed her face so so so much.

I missed y'all too.

Hope you've been having a wonderful time


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

MK Glam! The Mary Kay Look

Have you guys heard of influenster? I hadn't heard of it until I started my blog and I thought I'd give it a try. And within a week of joining I got sent an email saying I was going to receive a "VoxBox" - thats what they call their trial boxes - from Mary Kay.

It came with:
lilac cream eyeshadow
cream eyeshadow brush
lash primer
and hot pink lipstick

In the past when I've used cream eyeshadow I hadn't really been a fan of it. It always seems to come off in the creases of your eyes and makes your makeup look all funky. And I usually stay away from purple colors. BUT. This eyeshadow stayed on all day. And the purple looked really good with my green eyes! I just wish I had another color I could blend with it cause I like to have multiple tones on my eye. The brush it came with was so soft and silky. I'm so glad they gave me a brush cause I wouldn't have wanted to get the cream on my other eyeshadow brush.

Ive never used lash primer before. I'm assuming its just like a clear mascara. On the website it says that its supposed to help your mascara stay on longer. The mascara seemed to have stayed on all day so I guess it did its job :p

I loved the case that the lipstick is in. I don't know how to explain it but its really cool. The pink wasn't too overwhelming which was nice. It actually matched the color of my blush really nicely. 

Ps. If anyone wants an invitation just let me know and I will totally send you one (:

Monday, July 15, 2013


Hi guys. Sorry I have been really lazy about posting lately. I feel like I just got back from Beach Camp and I'm going to be leaving for the Dominican on Saturday at 5:45am. 

I had such a great time. I got to bond so much with so many new people. So much love grows in the short time we get to spend together. 

All three of the interns are absolutely amazing. I got to see how they love and lead and really just enjoy life. They are all really silly and I love silly. Silly is one of my fortes. Nate (the one to my right in the second big picture below these words… he is going to the Dominican as well so I'm excited to share that experience with him.)
This was their first time to the Pacific Ocean!!!
Buck Buck on the beach. We had everyone on the boardwalk watching us (: I'm the one in the front of the girls line!

This is where we get to worship. The most beautiful worship I think I will ever experience. 

Dance party on the 4th of July. My friend Nick on the top right and my girl Madi on bottom left. Hardcore photo bomb by Adam on the borrow right!!! 

The J-pod. All the girls I was with/leading for the week
Olivia! The top one in the middle is when I first met her in 2010 and the rest are from this past trip to beach camp!!!

The whole group

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Discoveries Decisions Disappointment

Thrive is a place that makes acai bowls and I had never had one before but it was so good! If you have a place that makes them near you I highly recommend you go try them!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

First ever guest post!!!

Hey there lovelies! I'm Nicole the girl behind the screen over at The Love Crush, and I'm lucky enough to be guest blogging over here on Dylan's blog today. I'm a nineteen year old soon to be (end of july soon) interior design student, that lives and breathes the country air and is maybe a little too addicted to good music and shopping ♡ Today I'm going to be blogging about my favourite summer music.

Since it's already been summer here in New Zealand, I'm going to point out a few hits that were big during our summer here 'down under.' Personally I think us kiwi's have some great homegrown music, especially during summer! So these are a few of my favourite picks that are perfect to have playing with the windows down on the way to the beach,  on a road trip or even when relaxing by the pool.


I don't know how to describe / sell / make you want to listen to this music, and the only way I can think of ending this post is to tell you to have a little listen yourself and see what you make of it. Let me know in the comments if you like this kind of music and maybe even leave a little recommendation of your favourite not so mainstream artists / songs. Actually I'd really love it if you did that haha :)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Inspiration List - Ya'll know who you are

This one may or may not be nice. But the reason I started this list is to thank everyone who has influenced my life and helped me become who I am today. Not to make a list of all the people who have ever been nice to me.

Will most of the inspiration list be of people who were nice to me? Yes. But there will be a few about people who might've treated me like poop.

So for some reason I was always the girl who had a boyfriend. Started in like 7th grade. I guess I wasn't getting the kind of attention or care from my friends that I wanted and tried filling the void with boyfriends?

Anyways. Freshman year of high school I got broken up with basically monthly. Had a new boyfriend with in a few weeks. And it was just one big whirlwind of heartbreak for me.

I threw up from crying so hard after one guy broke up with me.
I cried about 5 days a week for three months with one guy. I was infatuated with him so I put up with it.

Nobody treated me right but I didn't care because I wanted the feeling that comes with someone choosing you out of everyone else to be theirs. I wanted to know I was good enough. I wanted to feel important… This was all going on during the time when my friends stopped wanting to be my friends. And this was also before I had a good relationship with my family.

So thank you.
To all the boys who pooped on my face and made me cry for days.

Because you made me realize that I really didn't want to be crying all the time.
And that I am not defined by having a boyfriend. I don't have to have a boyfriend to be happy - especially when actually having a boyfriend was making me super unhappy.
I started to understand the idea having someone be your best friend before dating them.

If it wasn't for all you jerks I wouldn't be who I am today.
So thanks again. I couldn't have done it with out you

Everything happens for a reason
- dyl

Ps - If you are a jerk who poops on girls faces i do not recommend you continue doing this so you can help a girl to see that she deserves better. Just be what she deserves and you'll be golden.

Where I work Wednesday

Hiiii. Isn't she cute! This is Coco, she is a Rhodesian Ridgeback . She is a baby still. The picture on the left is from when she first came into work in November and the one on the right is her now. 

I think she looks like she could be part of Santa's sleigh pulling team :p

I am so in love with how she looks. She makes the cutest faces that make me want to steal her and take her home. She looks a lot like the dog I had when I was little and I think thats why I love her. 

Her mom (human) is pregnant and all of the girls I work with (and me) are so excited cause Coco is going to get to be a puppy mom and have a little baby to look after. Its going to be precious. She is so sweet already and I think she is going to be super cute laying next to the little baby!

I'm off to work now

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Weak in the knees

I say skip dinner and go straight for this dessert!

Ok. Well. Just. Its Johnny Depp. Like he is perfect. He is 50 and I honest to God believe he is the most attractive man on the planet. 

Matthew Gray Gubler 
Look how stinkin cute that awkward smile is. Gahhhhh! I think I actually have a real crush on him. Not just think he's attractive. I like how nerdy he is. And he seems super approachable and real and he wears cute clothes. Also somewhere on the internet there is a picture of him (kinda similar to the last one on the strip of pictures) where he looks like Johnny Depp x1000 and that also makes me like him more :D

Samuel Larsen 
I can't. I cannot. I looked at pictures of him for like an hour while I was making this post. His eyes were looking at me. Do you see those eyes?!? And they basically are saying "Dylan, I love you" and omg I believe it. Tell me I'm not crazy -- I don't think I'm the only one who sees it but gosh he is staring into my soul, and winning over my heart. Haha. 


Well cross my t's and dot my i's he is just perfect. He is just the right amount of hippy. 
I could marry him.

Five among friends

I have been a bad friend ): I slacked on posting these so here is week 2 and 3's posts 

Week 2 - These questions are brought to you by  Crafty Spices  

1. What is your favorite thing about blogging?

My favorite thing about blogging is that in the future I will be able to look back and see the things I liked and what I did with my friends and stuff (:

2. What do you dislike about blogging
I hate hate hate how much photo editing and stuff you have to do. Like you can't just upload the pictures and be done. There is so much more that has to be done. 

3. What is you favorite thing to do with your little one(s)? 

I no has kiddos. But let's pretend my dogs count. I would say playing with them. Especially my oldest dog it's so cute when she decides to play4. If you could move anywhere in the world (Money not being a question) where would it be, and why?

I really don't know. I haven't traveled enough to know where I would want to move. I would however, like to live in a jungle. That would be nice. 

5. What is the most embarrassing thing one of your kids has done in public

Still don't have kids…

Week 3 - Brought to you by Dawn's Disaster 

1.  Who is the person that made you do the dumbest thing?  What was it?

I really don't know. I mean we have obviously all done dumb things but I can't think of one that sticks out. 
I'd probably say Halloween my freshman year of college. I drank way too much and threw up all night (even in my sleep). It was a horrible horrible experience but I learned alot from it. And I'm the one who did it to myself. Nobody else 

2.  What was the FIRST job you ever had?

I worked at Toys"R"us. My first day of the job was on Black Friday and I received zero training. I only worked there for one month. They were really not nice to me and it wasn't a great experience :/ 

3.  When do you relax and how do you do it?

I would say I relax a lot. At least in the summer. During the school year - not so much. When I really need to relax I do yoga. It is the only thing that actually works every time! I also like to bake and read to relax. 

4.  Where was your most memorable date?  Who was it with?

Hmmm. Tough question. Probably Cotillion. It was amazing and it was with Tyler Schafer. I was wearing a wedding dress and my family was there and I felt like a princess. The only thing I wish was different about that night is that I wish the photographs turned out better ): I don't like how I look in any of them

5.  Why do you blog?

I blog because I want to make an impact on someones life. The world we live in gives us so many opportunities to connect with hundreds of thousands of people we would never get to connect with otherwise. So I am taking advantage of that. And also I want to be able to look back on my life and see the things that I was interested in. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Beach Camp 2013!

Where I'm going to be until the 5th!

Yay. I am so excited. Like so so so so excited. 

I am always excited for beach camp but this year I am extra excited for a few reasons. 

First reason - I was told that I wasn't going to be able to go because there were too many leaders signed up for the girls. And that made me really sad. Cause like I have been going to beach camp since 2009 and I love beach camp. And I have been waiting all summer for this. And now I get to go and it made me so so happy when I found out I was back on as a leader. I may or may not have cried a little when they told me I couldn't go so ya. I love this camp.

Secondly - The interns that are going to be on the trip. This year we have a girl intern at our church. And she is 19 too. And she is kind of perfect and I think we are going to be really good friends by the time we get back from Cali. 
Thirdly - Worshiping on the bluffs at Point Loma is possibly one of the most beautiful things I have experienced in my life. And the past two years we didn't go to Point Loma so I'm so excited to go back. 

This is our view while worshiping + our youth pastor 

What is beach camp? It's my church's high school summer camp. We go to a Christian college in California and we spend the week growing closer to each other and to God. And it is a total life changing experience every time I go. 




Me and sissy 

The leaders 

Last year we didn't go to beach camp. We went to IYC instead and OMG it was so amazing. We are going again next year and it will be in Nashville and I am so excited to go there. 

Last year was also my first year as a leader and a lot of learning was done. Mainly learning that its hard for the students to see me as a leader because I had gone through youth group with them. And hopefully I can be seen as a leader soonly. 

The Worship Project

I am so ready for whatever the week is going to bring to me. I know amazing things are going to happen. 

I can't believe how much I have grown in the span of these pictures. I didn't realize before how much older I actually look now. But I must say I am an entirely different person from the first camp to the most recent camp. And even from 2012-2013 I feel like I am a different person.