Monday, February 25, 2013

Guest Post: The Singlehood Stories

I just re-designed this cute girl's blog. Go check her blog out and give her a follow. She's awesome and her posts about dating are hilarious. 

Writing a guest blog can be a little intimidating. There, I’ve said it. But with that being said, let me tell you about myself. My name is Liz Buckner and you can find my blog, The Singlehood Stories, here. I’m an awesome 24 year old lady who loves all things striped, floral and lace. Maybe you could say I have the style taste of an 80 year old woman. I don’t care, judge all you want. My blog is about my dating life, or actually the lack thereof and then the events in between the awful dates I go on. For this guest post, I’m going to stick to what I know: bad dates.
This date was with a boy that I had been on a few dates with. He said we were going to go on a hike with some of his friends and their girlfriends. He said we were going to hike Mt. Timpanogas. If you aren’t familiar with this hike there are two sides. The front side is nice and paved and then there’s the back side. A straight up hike from you know where. In my mind, I thought we were going to be doing the nice paved one, because that’s all I had ever done. So being the nice girl I am, I packed a little back pack of two water bottles and two granola bars; one for each of us. I was certain that would be enough until we got back down from the hike. Anyway, homeboy came to get me early the next morning and we drive to the place and that’s where I learned that we would be hiking the backside of Mt. Timpanogas. I had zero idea what I was getting myself into.
About 5 hours into the hike I was worn out. I had already had my water bottle and eaten my granola bar. The girls that had come along were babies. They stopped every five minutes because they were too tired. I was quickly becoming annoyed and just wanted to get to the top so I  just went on my own. And in another two hours I made it to the top. I waited for my guy to get to the top and we sat there for about 15 minutes and decided we weren’t waiting for anyone else and we got up and literally ran down the mountain. It took 3 hours to get down the hill running which brings us to a whopping 10 hours of hiking. Because my date was the one who drove everyone we had to wait for the rest of the group we had to wait in his car. And to add the cherry on top of this 10 hour ordeal, while we waited in his car the guy realized his tank was on empty so we couldn’t turn his car on for heat. By the time I got home I was frozen, hungry and grumpy. Needless to say, I haven’t done that hike since then. 
There is your taste of my dating life and blog. Awesome, right? If you liked it then head on over to my blog and become a follower. AND for those of you who become a follower of the blog, I’m going to be doing a giveaway real soon! So head over to my blog and check it out!
Peace and love,

Saturday, February 16, 2013

It's Official!

I just booked my flight! I'm doing a study abroad program this summer! And I am beyond ecstatic! The program is in England, Prague and Italy. I am hoping to make it to France, Spain and Ireland as well (if I have enough money). I will arrive in London on May 6th where we will spend a couple weeks throughout England, then Prague for four days. Then Italy until June 2nd. On June 2nd my mom, dad, Italian grandmother, and Italian aunt will be meeting me in Venice. We are going to get a genealogist to help us find our relatives up in the hills of northern Italy! Can you say authentic Italian experience? I'm so grateful I get to have this opportunity. I can't wait! Saying I'm so freaking excited is a HUGE understatement. 

See you soon,




Cinque Terre, Italy

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Day of Love

Happy Valentines Day! I'm lucky enough to have my daddy as my vtine. My other valentines are the library, STATS (test tomorrow), work, and diet coke. Sounds romantic huh? At least I got a kiss on the cheek from one of my friends and chocolate from my cute roommate, right? Haha ohh the joys of being single. 
I love love. And if you are reading this, chances are I love you. xoxo

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


I was driving to Salt Lake last Saturday from Logan. I hit ice in Sardine Canyon and did 1 and 3/4s of a turn into oncoming traffic. As I was turning my first thought was that I was going to flip my car, somewhere in between that and when I saw a vehicle coming straight at me at a fast speed (after I stopped spinning my door was facing him) my thought was that I was going to die. I had a feeling of "what a strange way to die". The vehicle that was heading right for me swerved into a snow bank and the people behind him and in the other lane (the one I was supposed to be in) had all stopped with no crashes. I was so shaken up. My prayer following this consisted of "oh my gosh" for a good while followed by great thanks. I cried pretty much the whole rest of my drive. 
I am so incredibly grateful to be alive and to not have gotten in a crash at all. I was so watched over by a loving Heavenly Father and I am so incredibly thankful. 
I couldn't help but think after the incident why I didn't get in a crash and die. Honestly, it helped me realize there is definite purpose of me being here on earth. It made me want to step up my game {in life-in general}. So maybe I needed that. Game stepping up has officially started.  

Post Script: On my way back through the canyon I realized pretty much all of the canyon road has medians. Just another blessing that I didn't spin into the median.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

How to Make a Chinese Lantern

On my date last night we made Chinese lanterns. It was so fun and so creative of the boys.

How to make them...