why hello!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

hello friends

i'd like to get to know who is reading this here blog! 

either leave a comment and tell me a bit about yourself

or email me

marierin @ gmail . com
could be fun?

oh, anna.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Here's a little background information for you.

I don't like being outside alone in the dark. 
Who does, really?
Neither does my sister.

My sister and I are best friends.  We do almost everything together. 
When we would arrive home, Anna would have her seatbelt unbuckled and all ready to race me inside.  She would always beat me and I would always be left alone for at least 3 seconds.

I hated it.

So one night, Anna and I were riding home like always.  I had planned in my head to unbuckle my seatbelt, put the car in park, and turn off the car simultaneously. 

When I pulled in the driveway, the plan worked exactly according to plan.

I got out of the car and booked it for the door, beating Anna.

She screamed for me to wait for her.  Of course I didn't.  She never waited for me, so why would I?!

I got to the door, and turned around to see my sister leap to skip the few steps to our porch to catch up to me.

She tripped up the stairs instead, and started to cry.

Anna tends to over exaggerate.

So what did I do?

"Anna, get up.  You're FINE!"  And proceeded to march inside, shutting the door behind me.

I forgot about Anna sitting out on the porch because I actually believed she was fine and went about getting ready for bed.

About 20ish minutes later, my mother asked me where Anna was.

"Didn't she come in?"


"Check her room"

"Erin, she's not in her room."

"Well, she was right behind me when we came inside.."

"Where would she be?!?"  (My mom was really concerned, naturally.)

So I went and opened the front door.

What I found looked something like this:

"Aaahhuiuuhhhh... i... broke... my.. *gasp* fooooooot!... baaahhhhh"

{much more whiney and sad though}

Then she showed me her foot which looked exactly like this:

She had sprained her ankle.

Had to be taken to the ER to make sure nothing was broken.

And of course I looked like the bad guy afterward.  I got in big trouble for not looking after my little sister.  I'm sorry Anna, I learned my lesson! 

Then again, she needs to not be so clumsy. 

(for those of you who know Anna, this is a humorous story)

someday my prince will come

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

oh my gosh. 

i don't know what it is about

this scene

but i cry



you were my new dream

and you were mine


makes me cry almost as much as


{skip to 1:30. gets me every time.}

i just love love.
and i love disney.

in n out

Monday, June 27, 2011

love the cheeseburgers.

love the french fries.

love the compliments i get when i go through the drive thru


let me explain.

last evening my mother, sister and i were hankering for some in n out!

well, we placed our order and preceded to pull up to the first window

patrick, our cashier, asks for our total, then says to us

"my!  you look lovely.... {mumblings}...you two girls!.. lovely!"

(my mom and i.  anna was in the back seat)

i turned away before i could start laughing.  i was so embarrassed!

oh patrick.  he looked like prince eric.

my new best friend

Sunday, June 26, 2011

have you ever been introduced to the brilliance I like to call the schedule button?

it's great.

especially for insanely busy people like me.

all you do is create a post, then when you're finished select "post options"

You can schedule when the post is posted!


It's great because I can do 5+ posts at one sitting, then spread them out between 5 days and you all don't get 5+ posts from me all at once!  (even though I know your news feed would just loooove that... not.)

You should try it!  It's the only way to blog! 
at least i seem to think so!

(This post is even scheduled!  I wrote this days ago!)

dream wedding dress

Saturday, June 25, 2011

okay people.

since weddings are constantly on my mind as of late (remember how i do flowers and have a zillion friends getting married this summer? yeah, me too.)

i  know what i want--wedding dress wise.

how about what i do not want first:

do NOT want:

down comforter dress:

aka bustle overkill.

something too trendy:

too much bling

i just. want something classic. elegant. simple. beautiful.

something a little like this:

{only with sleeves, natch}
these might even have too much lace.  but i love the simplicity of the designs!
and the silhouettes!
and the intricate detal in such small amounts. love.

sneak peek!

Friday, June 24, 2011

(is that spelled right?... I've realized recently that I am a terrible speller.  ...I was so good in the 4th grade!!)

Anyhow, here's a little preview of the wedding I have the privilege of doing the flowers for this weekend.

Check out a couple other pictures [from this wedding preview] at my floral blog {here}

new purchase

Friday, June 24, 2011

i purchased these.

and. love. them.

in-action pictures to come soon.

my thoughts exactly

Thursday, June 23, 2011

thank you, Russanne.


Was not a shock to me.

I didn't think he was absurd, abnormal, or out of place.

No no.

I did not.


Because he was the perfect example of every

Provo bro that eats at Happy Sumo too much and preys

on too many girls that live in the Belmont apartments.

You are a boy I have met many times.

You suck.

But I am not shocked.

Because you are everywhere in the land of Utah.


i agree.  sadly.  but i do.

wordless wednesday: first edition

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


fantastic news

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

i got into all the classes i wanted/needed to for fall semester!

i couldn't be more pleased

and i am so excited for my classes






life is rough for me, i know.  i know!

bring it on, junior year!

some advice

Monday, June 20, 2011

here's how to spot a jerk of a boy:

he probably wears pooka shells.
or a gold chain.
he probably has really good hygiene practices(good thing...)
let me rephrase. ahem. he probably waxes/plucks his eyebrows.
he probably sports a fake tan
he probably checks himself out in every/any mirror he can find.

here's a visual of what he might look like as a disney character:

you know the type. 

the type where i am not interested... at all. 

so move on, buddy.  move on.

cinderella said it best

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A dream is a wish your heart makes  
when you're fast asleep
In dreams you will lose your heartaches 
Whatever you wish for, you keep
Have faith in your dreams
and someday your rainbow
will come smiling thru 
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
The dream that you wish will come true

call me crazy, but i truly believe this.

if your mind can concieve it and your heart can believe it then you can achieve it!

all or nothin'

Sunday, June 19, 2011

all or nothin', my frenz.
let me explain.
when it comes to dating: the guys come in waves. 


i don't know what it is.

 but it's either zero boys asking me on dates or 23. all at once.

just a funny realization

does this happen to any of you?


Saturday, June 18, 2011

I'm sorry but this gets me laughing hysterically.

every time.

if you haven't seen episodes 1-4 you need to watch them asap.

look up kid history on youtube.  do it, i dare you.

some people's children

Friday, June 17, 2011

so there's this girl that i work with.

{she's kinda crazy.}

you never know what she's gonna say next.  it makes talking to her exciting.

a few weeks ago another gal we both work with accidentally spilled some hot food on her arm.

"oh my word i am SO sorry!!! are you okay!!?"

her response?

"i am just fine.  don't worry, i used to set myself on fire all the time...."

...i'm sorry what?

see what i mean!??


wedding season is upon us

Friday, June 17, 2011

i have 8 wedding announcements up on my fridge.


and that's not even all of them..

I can honestly say I am an experienced bride.  (i worked as a planner/executioner/advice giver you name it i did it.)

so i've got lots of practice.

when i think about my future wedding it looks something like this:

aka lots of light, and lots of pretty flowers.

 and not very many people.

don't get me wrong i love people!


I do not want a reception.  I do not want a billion people there who i don't even know greeting me in a line

My dream wedding consists of:

me.  my husband to be.
our families.
our close friends.
a beautiful temple.
lots of lovely flowers
and a photographer.. to take pictures of my pretty dress, handsome hubby and lovely flowers, natch.

what are your thoughts on the matter?

foster the people

Thursday, June 16, 2011

foster the people: pumped up kicks

fun: walking the dog

fitz and the tantrums: money grabber

sometimes people know what kind of music i like.

i really like when people know what i like.

i think these two boys have got me figured out musically speaking.  because i kind of can't get enough of these three songs. 



bachelorette. week dos.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

william gets the first date!
mask boy! He's still wearing that?... Creepy.
Ohhh Ryan P, he's cute!
Ashley you look like a little girl... awe...
that leather jacket is cute.  not with that dress though...
William looks like prince william. 
oh ben f. is really cute! i like him better than last week.
oh ma gosh see that little plane?!... no...
holding hands.. awkward.
mask+beanie?... nice look, phantom of the opera.
"i've taken the stealth approach"...you've taken the creeper approach!!  I dislike this guy. very much.
Cell phone salesman?.. I didn't catch that. Weird.
intimidating first date.  huh.
those wedding cakes are dang cute.  "starving for dessert"?...
fondant doesn not taste good.
ENGAGEMENT rings?!?!  Ashley. You are NUTS!
2 Karats! Holy cow.
He looks Fa-reaked out.
Wedding chapel!? Oh my gosh.  This is ridiculously nuts!
Bahaha. William looks like a scared little puppy dog.
This is the FIRST date?!... why on earth are they doing this?
I am weirded out and I'm not even there! "it's okay to hold hands, you know each other..."
HE SAID I DO!  Is this for real?
Wow.  I do not know what is going on... She is NUTS.
William, you're crazy!! Best first date ever?!!... They have the first kiss together... huh.
You're DEFINITELY falling for William... and you've known him a total of 2.5 hours. Maybe.
Ashley is nuts! Yet again.
"...eyyyye wann' you to be youuuu"... Drunk?.. I'm thinking yes.
He lost his dad to Alcohol... Ashley-cue deer in headlights look.
William is kinda kooky.
I don't think Ashley is ready to get married. She's just a little baby girl!!
Is Jeff-Mask boy wearing a gold chain!?!?
Buzz lightyear boy!
JP...I've decided he looks like Heath Ledger. Mmmhmmm.
Oooh dinner on the bellagio fountain?!!? ooooh. I want to do that!! Wow. That's awesome.
Bentley... You are a FREAK! You give utahns, and mormons a bad name. Scum. Bag.

And then I got distracted.  And then haven't attempted a Bach-recap since. 

So sorry!

attention to detail

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

something i have noticed about myself and made the realization that i notice about myself is that i love anything that pays special attention to detail.  i am a pretty thoughtful person naturally so anything that has a lot of thought put into it makes my heart melt.

here is an example:

i love disney (that's no secret)
i grew up watching any and every disney movie (still do)
i loved the disney sing along song videos. loved.

disneyland just launched a new parade,

the soundsational parade

and the very first float features the songbirds from the opening song of the disney sing along song videos!
i tried to find a picture, but i couldn't find a decent one.

and another example:

disney's california adventure just opened a new ride,

ariel's undersea adventure.

check out the anamatronic Ursula. 

does she not look real?  you should also check out this video and see how she looks when she's functioning.

holy moly.  i am seriously in love with all the detail and time put into it.  She looks so real!

pretty sure this is why i love disneyland so much.

and why i want to work for disney someday. i would be in heaven.

since i would never live in idaho..

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

remember this post?

i've been thinking.

here are 5 places I would love to try living for a little while:

Beynac, France:

Salzburg, Austria:

recognize this house? :)

New York, New York:

Laguna Beach, California:

my favorite flowers as of late

Monday, June 13, 2011


one my fa-vo-rite things to do

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Once upon a time there was a blog I found.  The author, a stunning beauty named Jalene.

Jalene photographed Anna and I last summer, and I just have adored her even more ever since.

she is extremely talented, and so great to work with. 

i will have her photograph my wedding someday.

check out her photo site here!

i had the opportunity to illustrate some wedding dresses for her. 

if you're interested in getting your own, email me!

the situation:

Sunday, June 12, 2011

you see a cute boy and you want to talk to him.

age 18:  giggle with your friends and don't talk to him.

or. work up the courage and talk to said cute boy (for me, it's usually don't talk to him option)

age 24:  you have the courage to talk to said cute boy. now you try to see if he's got a ring on his finger.  he does. forget him.

paying taxes
"mom.  why on earth do i have to pay so many taxes this year!?"

"why don't you get married?  you'll get money back! and i want grandbabies!"

"mom. no.  i'll just pay taxes. sheesh."

my mom really wants grandbabies.

in heavenly father's time, mom.  :)

my head is going to explode.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

did i mention i am insanely busy as of june?
well, i am.

i have something planned pretty much every day in june. oh, and july.

so, come august hopefully i will be back in blogging action. 

sorry if i'm not around so much until then. 

wish me luck! 

rolling in the deep

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I am in love with her voice.

She is stunning!  And she's not stick-skinny.  Which makes me love her even more.

or flowers

brad & cand

Saturday, June 4, 2011

this is how i spent the last few days!
at the idaho falls lds temple.
i also did the flowers for the beautiful couple who were married 6/3!

and don't let the pictures fool you. 
yes, the temple was beautiful.
the gardens were gorgeous.

but i would never. never. live in idaho. ever.

God's hand is in all things.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

there was a terrible car accident last night in which people were killed.
my prayers go to the families of those two husbands and fathers.  i am heartbroken about what happened.

read about it here

the accident happened around 8pm.

my sister, our good friend and i were in the exact spot where it happened only minutes prior.

i've been really shaken up about it.

i am here for a reason. i need to make each day count.

life is so fragile. i am so thankful for mine.

writers block. blegh.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

dear blogging friends,

i feel as though i'm in a blog-writing rut.

i can't for the life of me think of anything i want to blog about.

well, actually, i have about 3 or 4 posts half started and saved as drafts.

but nothing i actually want to post.

does anyone else have this problem?

how do i fix this? 

i just feel like this blog has been very neglected lately.  sharing thoughts and quotes and video clips.  nothing about me. no stories from my life. i'm bored to death with my own blog!  that is not a good sign.

what do you suggest i do to fix this writers block?

sincerely, frustrated and out of ideas.

hilarity at it's finest.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I forgot how hilarious this is.

I loooove Hank Azaria.

Bahahaha. Wow.

I jutht love hith accthent.

"they didn't call me Commonrah the truthtworthy for nothi---they DIDN'T call me Commonrah the truthtworthy!!!"

calling all engaged people

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

hey friends

i've started my own business.

check it out here:

stay tuned my first wedding as a floral business owner is this weekend!  i could not be more thrilled.

tell your engaged friends to contact me!  it has been so hard not to blog about this until just now, i've wanted to tell you all!

I'm based in Utah County for those wondering! ;)
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