Sunday, October 31, 2010

My New Life.

Last Sunday in church we watched this beautiful story of Stephanie Nielson.
Her story is so powerful, and she is such an example to me and so many other girls.
I find it amazing how much I take my life for granted sometimes, even during times of trial and hardships.
How blessed I am to have a Heavenly Father who loves me and is always there.

For more about her story and blog, click here.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


I just love October!
I love walking into stores and seeing all the Halloween decorations and costumes out. 
It always reminds me that some of my favorite holidays are approaching.
This month has been filled with so many fun memories...

A few weeks ago the girls and I thought it would be fun to go to Cornbelly's to pick out pumpkins to carve. 
When we got there, we found out that their pumpkins were $15 bucks each, so we decided to head over to 
good ol' Macy's to pick up some that ended up being about $3 each.
We were happy.
One of our good friends is the drummer for the band Parlor Hawk
so this month we hit up a few of their concerts. 
They opened for Matt Costa, so it was fun being able to go support them! 
(If you haven't heard of Parlor Hawk, look them up! So good.)
Last weekend we celebrated Marissa's birthday at our friend Austin Story's cabin.
It has been a tradition since freshman year for Marissa's friends 
to throw a "Hicktoberfest" (her last name is Hicken...) party in honor of her birthday.
This year we did it as a surprise, and it was quite a success. 
It's times like these when I feel so blessed to have such great friends. 
Now bring on November!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The big 22.

Thanks for always being there and for your great example.
I could not ask for a better friend.
I love you and hope you have a fabulous day!
nik :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Today it snowed. 
And after a long day of school and fighting a cold, all I want to do is 
curl up under the covers with some hot cider and a good book.
Oh, and I love Monet. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Losers become winners.

One of the Cannes Lions 2010 winners.
So great.

Monday, October 18, 2010


This is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. 
The leaves are all different colors and the weather is perfect!
If only it would stay this wonderful until next summer...

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I've got sunshine.

I hope to someday work on a campaign as inspiring as this.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Big Apple.

Last week I was in New York City.
And boy was it a great trip.
28 students from the BYU Ad program and our director, Jeff Sheets, headed to the big apple to attend Advertising Week. We attended ad conferences and seminars where we got to listen to many CEOs of agencies talk about different subjects within the industry. We also meet some pretty famous people including Russell Simmons, Spike Lee, and John Legend.
I learned so much from visiting agencies and talking to those who are
currently living the advertising world.
It definitely made me realize how much growth and opportunity there is within the industry,
and how excited I am to eventually be a part of it!

In addition to adweek, we had tons of fun exploring the city!
The weather was a little rainy, but we didn't let it ruin the trip.
 Biking in Central Park.
One of my favorite parts about the trip was spending a day with my dad!
He just happened to be in New York for work the same time I was there, so we were able to get together to have a daddy-daughter date in the city.
Love him.
Bruno Mars
The Roots
One of my favorite ads in Time Square. 
Created by Mother Advertising.
On top of the Brooklyn Bridge.
View from McGarryBowen agency.
Fantastic, isn't it?
m&m store is always a must.
Frozen Hot Chocolates = amazing.
It was a very eventful week and I already miss it.
See you next summer NYC?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Work work and MORE work.

Yep. This pretty much sums up how I feel today.
So much to do and so little time.
Is it really only Wednesday?
Bring on the weekend!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Kids and Coldplay.

Everytime I watch this it makes me smile.
Just got back from spending a great week in New York City!
Will be posting pictures and updates soon. 
Happy weekend!