Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Hair!!

Ok I went to get my hair trimmed yesterday when Big Sis and Cousin S started teasing me by saying how I was going to get 4 inches cut off and so I decided what the heck, cut it all off (shocking them, especially my mommy ;) ). We had also been discussing the Twilight movie (Amazing might I add, absolutely loved it!) and Cousin S decided I would look really cute with an Alice inspired cut since I'm so "petite". The cutting began, I look down and see 6 inch long strands falling to the ground. If you ever want to get your heart pumping, get her hair chopped on a whim. So, she finishes cutting and then styles it for me and whalaw! Short hair Stacie! I happen to really like it (I think haha still getting used to it) and it makes my headband highlight really cute but I want to know what all you guys think so be sure to comment and let me know! And be nice about how I look, these were literally taken as I was climbing in bed to go to sleep.





Saturday, November 22, 2008

You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)-Josh Groban

Directions: 1. Put your iPod/Music on shuffle.2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!

IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY? Hey it actually works!
Makes Me Happy-Drake Bell

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY? Well I hope this is true...
We're all in this Together(Graduation Remix)-HSM3

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Simple Song-Miley Cyrus

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE? If I lose my Husband when I get married I guess this will apply...
Probably Wouldn't Be this Way-Leanne Rimes

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
This is Me-Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Stay With You-Goo Goo Dolls

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Play With Fire-Hilary Duff

WHAT IS 2+2?
First Time-Lifehouse

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND(S)? So True!!!!
So Close-Enchanted Soundtrack

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE? You know I'm the One.
I'm the One-Cheetah Girls

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
Route 66-Cheetah Girls

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
What I've Done-Linkin Park

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE? This really works...
Thats How You Know-Demi Lovato

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU? I certainly hope my parents don't think this of me...
Boy Like You-Diana DeGarmo

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING? I'm dancing to a song about death at my wedding...sad
Skin(Sarahbeth)-Rascal Flatts

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
She Is-The Fray

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Still Feels Good-Rascal Flatts

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Hurry Up and Save Me-Tiffany Giardina

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS? I love my friends but this is just a little more personal than I expected...
Realize-Colbie Collait

WHAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
Bottom of the Ocean-Miley Cyrus

HOW WILL YOU DIE? I certainly hope I die Worthy to Stand before My Savior
Worthy to Stand-Jessie Clark Funk

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET? I don't think I regret this...
Favorite State of Mind-Josh Gracin

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
Can't Fight the Moonlight-Leanne Rimes

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
Speed of Sound-Coldplay

WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED? I'm hoping this means yes...and that it means the wedding kiss...?
Kiss the Girl-Ashley Tisdale

WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
Dear Hannah-Metro Station

DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU? Is this a yes?
Without Love-Hairspray

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE? This actually is true
Over You-Daughtry

WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
Forever-Chris Brown

WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
You are Loved(Don't Give Up)-Josh Groban

Now it's everybody else's turn, enjoy!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The BIG 2-0

Today is my twentieth birthday! I made it!! I am officially no longer a teenager. After 17 1/2 years my mommy no longer has teenagers. I think she has earned it don't you. I mean 17 1/2 years of living with teenagers cannot be easy, especially during the 13-16 year old stage. I remember what I was like and wouldn't want to have that much time of me then. I'm not saying I'm no longer like that at times, but I'm working on it! What can I say, I'm a work in progress. The Lord is still molding me into the woman He wants and needs me to. It has been an exciting and adventurous journey so far and I can't wait to find out what else He has in store for me! I want to say thank you to all of my family, my wonderful best friend (who is basically my sister), and all my other friends for helping me get to where I am today. It is because of you I am who I am. Your examples, guidance, and directions have helped me through so many trials, difficult times, and times when I just needed an answer or someone to listen to me. You all have amazing patience putting up with me so thank you for everything you have and still do for me. I hope I can continue to grow and make all of you proud of who I am. And most importantly, I hope to be able to make my Father in Heaven proud to have me as a daughter so that when I meet him again I can look him in the eye and know I am worthy of the love He always gives to me.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My Writing's

Every once in awhile I just need to write, it's how I am able to get everything out and onto paper. This first one I wrote while in my Book of Mormon class my second semester up at BYU. I was having a pretty difficult time not knowing what to do with my life, where to go, and not wanting to be at school anymore. Through all this I learned I am a Daughter of a King and I have the love of the most powerful and amazing person in the universe. I am important to Him.






I just wrote this one today in Stake Conferance. It hasn't been edited quite as much but I think the point is still pretty clear. Obstacles are a daily occurance in our lives and we need to be able to ask the Lord for his help and direction. I need to thank ZB for this picture. I got it from this post of her's.

Monday, October 13, 2008

20th Birthday



Yesterday was my best friend's 20th BIRTHDAY!!! In honor of her I made this page celebrating her wonderful life. CC is the most amazing person to me, she has gone through so much and come out on top. She is a constant example to me in charity, love, kindness and so many other things. I'm grateful to be able to call her my friend.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Boston



These are a few pictures of some great memories on the Boston trip for Seniors and Orchestra Council members. From meeting at the airport at 4:30 in the morning (after not sleeping at all the night before), to unexpected snow falls. If you ever want a good laugh take 25 AZ born and raised high school students to Boston and then have it snow unexpectedly. Being creative in your wardrobe became a neccecity in order to stay warm! Then came the rooms with two queen size beds and one pull out. Six people per room. We ended up three to our bed just cause it was more fun. :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Finals

Finals is never a fun time for any college student. Extra stress, more work, and tests. You tend to go crazy during it and then it gets very...Interesting at two o'clock in the morning as my roommate C and I found out the fun way! We were going into our very last day of tests and were basically loopy and ended up getting extremely hyper at about two in the morning. It turned into some great vidoes and pictures! :) The middle picture was taken during my clogging final with my dance partner for that semester :)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hot Dog



The story behind this picture is this: these hot dogs were a cheap lunch for a poor college student. I loved eating these the only problem was my mouth is to small to get it all in my mouth easily. Well my roommate, two guy friends, and a girl who lived two floors below me decided that it would be funny to "help" me eat the hot dog and shoved it in my mouth, and taking pictures of me trying to eat it. It is an experience I will never forget and always laugh at. :)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Mar


I got a text from my good friend Mar today asking why none of the Pictures I have of her posted are "normal". My response cause she is never serious in pictures, but I searched my pictures and found these and so in honor of Mar, as normal as anyone I know can get. Plus I got to use my new scrapbooking things!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Heaven


I've been thinking a lot lately about agency and my own personal part in this world. I wonder whats the point, I am just one person it's not like I'm going to make any difference. Then comes the realization that I am a Child of God. Ever thought of how big that really is? I mean I have a Heavenly Father who is an all powerful being and He loves ME. How much more important can you get. And I am important to this world, my opinion matters. In this upcoming Election my vote does matter. God is a merciful God because he gave us agency, He isn't trying to torture us and make our lifes so horrible, that is Us. We as citizens of the United States are doing this to ourselves. We need to finally get up off our couches, stop complaining and DO something about everything we complain about. We have been so blessed in our lives, we live in a free country, we have so many conveniences at the tips of our finger tips, actually have a say in what goes on in our gov't, and we have the True and Living Gospel on the earth yet we aren't happy enough. I say enough is enough. It is time we finally show our Father in Heaven how thankful we are for everything He has GIVEN us or how do we expect to continue to be blessed the way we have been. It is our decision. What is yours going to be?
P.S. sorry no scrapbooking, I'm not connected to my external hard drive.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

OOPS



I accidently cut the Y out of the picture so here is the actual picture with it in it. Sorry!

BYU


Just some pictures of some of the Mountains surrounding campus. The bottom picture is of Y mount, see if you can find the Y!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Beauty



More scrapbooking done at Aimers house last night while watching the movie. The top two pictures were taken at Marie Antoinette's portion of Versialles. The bottom picture was taken in Clermont-Fermont. It is their Notre Dame, very pretty as well.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ze Pareents...



When trying to decide what to blog today I thought of my parents and how I haven't ever posted anything on them really and decided that it was about time that I did that, and this is what I got. I'm actually at my friend Aimers house with T.J. for a "girls night" since Aimers husband is out of town! woot woot!!! Anywhoo, I was teaching Aimers how to scrapbook and she helped with this specific page. I think it's really cute, let me know what you guys think!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

My Big Brother Adam



I was fiddling in Adobe today and found some new things that arrange your photos for you so I thought it would be fun to try it.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Best Friends




I finally did it! I scrapbooked my best friend and myself! I also learned how to use the Spot Healing Brush Tool and it is my new best friend. Now I know how Models can look flawless...makes me wonder what they look like in real life...



Back to reality and human girls...These pictures are from our girls night together when we went to see Kung Fu Panda and then got a photo shoot in my bedroom. It was really fun, like it always is when we are together! :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Puy de Viley



The small town again, but these pictures are from a park with two ponds in the middle. The ponds had two fountains and a small island that were really pretty and so of course I took some pictures. I loved the effect the black and white had on the pictures, of course.

Small Towns in France



When we were in southern France we visited a lot of little towns. Two of the ones we visited were Puy en Valey and Vichy. It was really cool to see all the old houses that were so pretty! I love the whole vintage feel there...if you haven't caught on to my black and white addiction :) I decided to mix it up though and do this one in full color and I actually like it, plus I wanted to use some of the green scrapbooking materials! It was fun doing something different and working with color!

Monday, September 8, 2008

video

This video is of my precious niece Mini-E singing the Snowman song while driving with my mother, me and ZB

video

Mini-E warming up

Scrapbooking Number Dos



And here I go again. I've been working on these pictures for almost three days now!! Everytime I would try and save it it wouldn't allow me to saying it was too big of a file. I finally just scrapped it and started over and I think I like this one better. It doesn't feel as crowded as the other one but I still got to use some of my new Scrapbooking tools, A win win situation! :)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

My First Scrapbooking Attempt :)



This is my second scrapbooking page technically but it won't allow me to upload my first one, and personally, I think this one is a lot better than the first one :) ZB, J, HY, and Mini-E were down this week and we had tons of fun playing and doing lots of different things. One of those things was having ZB help me begin to learn how to use Photoshop Elements! That and how to scrapbook them!!! And that is exactly what I have been doing most of this morning :D For my first project I made a brand new header with some France pictures and then I found this really cute black and white paper and just had to attempt to scrapbook them. I'm pretty proud of myself and how they turned out, let me know what you think.

Monday, August 18, 2008

A Bit of France

So I just wanted to post some pictures real fast of the first few days we have spent in France... So this is the bathroom in the hotel our first night here, it was so stinkin tiny! You could barely turn around in it and the shower, you couldn't turn around! I don't even know how many bruises I got that first night :)
The bedroom, tiny as well of course. There was the bed, a small entertainment center and room to walk on either side of the bed but that was it
A very old catherdral we visted, not a long hike at all but very steep. My legs were shaking so bad I couldn't stand by the end of it.
One of the many small villages in France

My wonderful mommy and myself on our volcano hike :)
More pictures to come but I have to get off now cause we just got a converter that will work with my computer so AF is dying to get on and play around himself so I will post more pictures of our time here later!





Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Postcard Pictures

These are the same picture, one is just edited. I took it one day when walking home from school cause I missed the bus and didn't feel like sitting around for thirty minutes for the next one when I could walk home in half that time, so I did. This was taken the first couple weeks of my very first TRUE fall!!! (Beautiful colors if I may say so myself) Everytime I looked at this picture it made me think of a postcard so I just had to edit it for fun and I like how it turned out personally. Thats one thing I miss about my old computer, the editing capabilities, my laptop only has the basic red eye and cropping capabilitites. Very sad day for me. So this last month has been spent with me tryinjg to figure out what I was going to do this next year and I finally came to a conclusion!! It was a hard one to make and really kind of sad but I know it is the right thing for me to do. I will not be returning to BYU this next semester, I am going to be deferring it and then going from there. I will instead spend this next semester working to save much needed money and going to institute. I am going to miss all of my wonderful friends and even school for that matter! But who knows, maybe I'll be back up there in January, you never have what the Lord has instore for you. All you can do is have faith that what you are doing is His will and the rest will work out in the end.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Collins Comfort Masters

My Work!!!! The Lovely candy machine that keeps me and A-girl sane...



My Desk, ain't it perty :)


P, the woman who has taught me everything with one of the techs...





Sneaking a picture of T working hard...




Enjoying lunch...





Work boredom...we keep ourselves entertained to say the least :D

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Few of the MANY Hair colors...



These are just a few of the MANY MANY different hair colors I have had in my life. I've gone anywhere from blonde to dark red. And pretty much anything inbetween as well :) I've had five different colors in my hair at one time to only one color in it. I started dying my hair when I was 14 and it pretty much changed every 3 months from then until my senior year when I grew it out to my natural color for my brother who was on his mission.











I've had long hair, short hair, and everything imbetween...








5 colors
















14 and blonde!

My natural color!!! Now, I'm thinking of dying it again...any suggestions on what color?


Sunday, June 1, 2008

Life

I haven't posted in awhile and that would be because life is a little crazy right now. I work 8 hours a day five days a week (six these last two weeks) and then come home eat dinner and just want to crash. I haven't really done anything exciting since being home...but I have met a lot of new people and made a few new friends!
Since I obviously haven't been taking any pictures I thought I would post some old ones that I have fiddled and edited :)My 19th birthday weekend at my cousin's reception holding little Mini-E

This picture was a total accident but became my favorite fast. I was trying to take a picture of our faces but didn't know the camera was zoomed in and this is what I got.


Best friends!! This was taken on Halloweend when Carrie came to Utah to visit and I finally got to see her after what seemed like forever!! (she was an 80's girl and I was a cowgirl in case you couldn't tell :) )


The three roomates the second or third Sunday of our first year of college. Lots of memories made with these girls. And wonderful friendships!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

NEW COMPUTER!!!

This is my new computer!!! It is an Acer Extensa and I absolutely love it!! I bought it after a few weeks home and a couple months of looking for a good deal. This was a killer deal! I was able to get the computer and some extras along with it. Plus right before I bought this, I got a job! Heck yeah baby. Things started falling into place and I know that the one behind it all was the Lord and I am and forever will be (of course) eternally grateful for all of the blessings he has given me in my life.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Trip Home


I finally got my camera back and was able to upload all the picture's I took on my drive home from Utah!!





These are just a few pictures taken of the beauty that is all around us. I started thinking about how blessed we truly are. We have been given this wonderful opportunity to come down to earth and prove to our Father in Heaven that we are worthy of His love and the sacrifice of his son. He has given us everything in the universe, what are we going to give back to him?