Erin's Got Sole!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Check it out!!


Seriously guys.

These are so much fun to do for me

And so much fun for you to wear.

Tell your friends

These are in high demand right now.. I've done about 13 pairs and am working on 4 pairs right now. You have until January 2010 to get your blank shoes to me to draw on before I start charging! :) Merry Christmas!

Dear Blogging Friends

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I have decided to go private.

If you would like to follow/read my blog PLEASE send me your email address so I can add you.

I'll give you two weeks before I make the change.

It just has to be done.

Love, Erin

merry merry happy happy

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

This year has flown by.. And I haven't even learned spanish yet. Ugh. Next year, next year.
Seriously, where has life gone? I feel like I'm holding on for dear life while time zooms on! I haven't had time to just sit and drink hot chocolate and watch the [lack of] snow.

Things on my to-do list if I had more time:

Call old friends and catch up
Deep clean all my closets/room. Organizing. DI-pile-ing. Trashing. Keeping. Memory Remembering.
Sew Dresses.



2009 has been an exciting year.

Highlights included:

starting school again
new puppy
friends' weddings
figuring out what i want to be when i grow up
first kiss
disneyland vacations
san francisco
all friends home from missions
saving for nyc.

I can't wait for next year and all the adventures it will bring.

How Funny. My life in Phone Pictures..

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cake Fight. Results Part I and II

found: Del Taco Playplace.. Mustache?

Please keep off the deer.

True Story. My cousin's Wedding Cake.

Found on the back of mom's birthday card... Drawn by dad. Maya and Rudy are our dogs.

Me too. Me too.

I've actually seen this bus twice now.

This kid just got done longboarding. Notice: his cast/booted leg.

Found: On wedding announcement. A Painting of the happy couple.

Canibal Gingerbread house. Made by Me and Travis.

Who knew Penguins and Flamingos were at the nativity scene?

The Home Teacher.

Something wrong here?

Cousin's Wedding Reception. Not complete without the Miller Lite trailer.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Check it out.

The Art And Flair Of Mary Blair

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Cinderella, It's a Small World, Peter Pan and Alice In Wonderland


I'm a sucker for Disney animation.

The main reason I went to see The Princess and the Frog was because it was the return to 2D classic Disney animation. Love.

One of my all-time favorite Disney visual development artists is Mary Blair.

Some of the animation in PATF was inspired by Mary Blair. I about died I was so happy.

Who is Mary Blair?
Above is some of her stuff, I guarantee you've seen it before!
Isn't she wonderful? It's animation like this that inspires me and makes me want to be a Disney animator. Did I tell you? I think I'm going to pursue a bachelors in Fine Art or something like unto that (illustration? graphic design?) after I finish my AAS in Fashion. !!!! Eep! It's just something I have to do. Can't explain it. Can't Wait.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Seriously. Don't get me wrong, I want to write something, but nothing is coming to mind! Don't you hate those ruts? I feel like I have something profound or important or clever just waiting to come out yet nothing is running through my brain!

Possible reasons for this:

1. finals is taking over my brain, and I have no room left to think about real life

yeah, I think that's about it.

There aren't any super exciting stories going on. Nothing to report, no news, nada. Zip.

....It did snow today! That's pretty exciting, I suppose? Now I can go sledding and build a snowman. Favorite. I need a new coat too. Any ideas of where to get one? I realized this today: I only have peacoats. Seriously, I have 7 pea coats and only one of them is semi-casual. I need to get a cute casual coat/jacket. A brown or black one would be fabulous, something neutral. Something that I can wear with sneakers or flats and not feel like it's over dressed? And its got to be inexpensive. Holiday spending stresses me out.

Do you love the ramblings that are this post? Me too.

Don't hate.

I promise I'll have more meaningful/interesting/profound/fun/etc posts in the future. For now, I need this rambling rut.

I think

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I tend to think a lot.

Sometimes I think I overthink,

but today it seems I'm all thinked out.

Old Pics Part II

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

can't remember where I found this but it was saved on my comp. and I thought it was hilarious.
Coleman side grandkids!

On our way to Brian Regan in the Eliminator

Senior Dinner Dance 2005

lake tahoe 2007
Pirates of the Caribbean midnight showing!

Anna and I have not changed...

Harry Potter!

Straight across bangs and me being a poser.

Fun Group Games

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Game night seems to be very popular in Utah County.
Here are some fun group games to try at your next game night. :) Enjoy!
Also, I tried to find instructions and put links to them. If you're interested about a game just let me know and I'll tell you how to play!!

1. Pass the Sign

2. King Elephant

3. React and Act!

4. Telephone Charades
*note: One variation is to play Clue style.. Instead of actions, play Who with What and Where? Trust me it's fun.

5. In Manner of the Adverb

6. Psychiatrist

7. Smurf

8. Vegetable Game (played without showing teeth)

9. The Name Game

10. Baby If You Love Me, Smile!

Rest Stops

Sunday, November 29, 2009

I really wish I would have looked up this website before the roadtrip to California.

3 bathrooms where we stopped were dee-sgust-ing.

1. Some Maverick gas station bathroom in Winnemucca. Stunk. And had cleaning supplies strewn all over which obviously were not used.

2. Some random side street rest area gas station bathroom somewhere in between Sacramento and Reno. SICK. Not only did it stink, but there was graffiti everywhere!

3. On the way home we didn't want to stop at that same Maverick so we kept going to the rest stop (never a good idea) Those bathrooms were just weird! The toilet was so low to the ground there was no need for a stall door, and the little things were metal!

I'm sorry but bathrooms need to meet a certain criteria.

1. They must have working/operating toilets, sinks, etc. And must be well stocked!

2. The floor must look like it's been mopped/cleaned in the last 24 hours. If I feel gross walking on the tiled floor, it is not okay

3. Must be well lit.

4. It must smell nice! If not smelling nice at least have no odor.

5. It wouldn't hurt to have a sitting room like at the Conference center or Nordstrom! Goodness.

All those nasty bathrooms I had to experience did help me draw out a floorplan of "the perfect bathroom", however. So that did take up a good half hour of the 12 hour drive.. But still.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

it seems everywhere I look there are people in like or in love

holding hands
smiling into each others eyes
being adorable

I don't understand how they do it.

I can't seem to bring myself to get to that point.

Half of me says if I wanted it enough and if it was right it would just happen.

The other half says I should just stop worrying and go for it.

having a crush doesn't scare me

it's the doing something about it part that freaks me out

what to do, what to do.

12:15 am

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I'm off to San Francisco in 4 hours and 45 minutes. I haven't slept a wink, or done an ounce of packing. Will somebody PLEASE motivate me?! I seriously am very excited to be going.. this is my first time to SF after all.. I just feel super lazy right now! I've got a zillion and a half things to do before I go to bed. Which will probably be around the time we leave anyhow. Gah.

In San Fran I will be:

  • Checking out the Art Institute of SF

  • Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge in person for the first time. yay.

  • Going to see Wicked. double yay.

  • Trying on some real Christian Louboutins. My knock offs just aren't cuttin it. If I can't afford them, I'm at least going to try them on. Saks Fifth Avenue or Neiman Marcus, here I come.

  • Eating Thanksgiving Dinner in a hotel room. eugh. Oh well.

Wish me luck. Happy Blogging for a few days until I get back! Pictures/Updates to come.

Ps I have a wee crush on a boy. Seriously, I haven't had a crush on anyone in probably 4 months. That's a long time. :)

i've got sole!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Introducing Erin's Got Sole!

Still figuring it all out..

BUT tell your friends! I'll be uploading more pictures and getting prices/theme ideas up and running soon!


Also, if you think Erin's Got Sole is lame, please tell me and help me think of a better available name. ha.

...another dream...this must be a sign

Sunday, November 22, 2009

had a dream last night I was at Disneyland. For those of you who know me, know that i LOVE disneyland. Love.

Anyway. I'm at Disney, going crazy when some lady tells me the theater down the street is playing The Princess and the Frog for a limited time (which it is, but only in LA or NYC. grr.) before the movie is actually released on Dec 11. So in my dream, I start bawling out of excitement, run to the theater, and as I sit down to watch the movie... I wake up. Typical.

I cannot wait. Seriously. Don't let me down, Disney. I have really high expectations right now!

19 days.

Also, on a side note... I decided to start up my drawing on shoes business. what do you think of "Erin's Got Sole"? Haha. Play on words? Like it? Hate it? Any other creative ideas? Let me know.

I don't even know right now.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I've started typing 79 different things, and I have no idea what to say. I'm in a venting mood, but I'm not sure this is the right venue for venting. I need some hot chocolate and a Doris Day movie. She always knows what to say to make my day that much better.

Also, I have great friends who listen to me when I have slight emotional breakdowns and have to cry a little. So, thanks for that.. you know who you are.


Pray for me to not be so stressed? Okay thanks bye.

Countdown to Christmas

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I know it's a little early... But I was thinking I have something to look forward to every week until Christmas! It's just going to fly by!
disney on ice
san fran
old friend home from the mish
the princess and the frog
(which, by the way, I had a dream I was on a date with a really cute boy at the movie theater--we were going to see some movie and I left to get popcorn, saw that PATF was playing and ditched my date to go see it!.. Okay I wouldn't really do that in real life. But that's how excited I am for this movie!)
sista's birthday

Get Ready, Get Set

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Another Fashion show coming up!
I can't give away too many details...
All you need to know:
Held in March 2010
Exclusively featuring incredible local designers {including myself!}
This Fashion show is the introduction to haute couture in Utah.
Plan on being a part of it. Seriously. You will regret missing this one.

just grateful

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Today was any usual thursday. I left the house around 8am on my way to school.

As I was driving on the freeway, traffic was slowing--also a usual occurance.

I was breaking, and soon realized the cars in front of me were coming to complete stops. I continued to break, and then the van directly in front of me slammed on their brakes. I tried not to slam on my breaks and pulled of slightly so I wouldn't have to slam. The car behind me completely swerved around me and swerved back into the fast lane hitting the van in front of me.
They spun out of control.

I pulled over to the very left hand side and immediately dialed 911, having no clue what to do. The other cars were able to pull over as well, and eventually I did get out of my car to see if the drivers were okay.
The lady driving the van seemed to be very calm and was okay, her car wasn't damaged too badly. The girl who hit the van was bawling hysterically--I don't think she was paying attention at all. I felt so bad for both of them. I also felt so grateful that nobody was hurt and that I was protected this morning! It was a scary thing.

Needless to say, I've been praying all day thanking my Heavenly Father for keeping me safe! I hope those other gals are alright and have been able to breathe and just be thankful it wasn't worse than it was!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

If you're going to buy a car, think it out before you buy it.

You want to get the best one for you, right? Sure you may have to make some comprimises. Maybe it's not the color you want or maybe it's automatic instead of manual. But if you save all your money and search all your options you're going to be a lot happier than if you just run out and buy the first car you see.

Don't get me wrong, you'd probably still be happy with any old car that works

but think of how much happier you'd be waiting, saving and figuring out the one that fits all your needs and spending the money on the one you know you really want!

I've just been thinking about that.

And applying that story to school, work, boys, an actual car...

I need these.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Just remember.... If you can't say it to someone's face, just say it with a card! :)

That time again!...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

My hair has reached the all-awkward stage.

Do I cut it, or grow it out?

My hair is here:(only straight)

should I grow it to someday acheive this:


cut it a little bit longer than this:


Dear Brody,

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sorry I deleted you from my phone.
And from my list of friends on Facebook.
I just get angry whenever I see you or hear about you;
I {don't exactly} know why.
No, it's not nice but it had to be done.
Love, Erin

Happy 87th Post!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

To celebrate, how about some random pics?!

The sister and I at Disneyland

BFF Natasha and I eating at Costco. :)

Jumpshot! HSM!

The brother and I at Lagoon.

Amilia and Erin on their first "hang out" haha.

ballroom dancin' shoes!

I blended my face with London Tiptyn's....(Sorry, I don't remember her real name?)

Sister and I enjoying Walmart a little too much.

Monkey Art and Erin

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