January 28, 2011

friday. friday. friday.

I seriously could not come up with a better title.
It's 10:30pm on Thursday night & I have a headache, an earache, I'm exhausted as heck
AND my phone charger decided to die on me tonight.
So, I'm going to do my friday link-ups now,
then I'm gonna turn on some relaxing sounds & drift off to dream land.


I Confess....

I seriously had the best birthday ever!
I'm pretty sure the odd number b-days are always gonna be my best.

Which is ironic, since I hate odd numbers.

I've been seriously slacking in the schoolwork department.
IDK, I've been having a really hard time focusing lately.

I think I may have to do a week long blog/internet fast.

The dreams have been interesting this week.

I'm currently in love with this article
from His Eternal Companion.
It's a relationship guide/blog for single LDS women.

My hair is in some serious need of a deep conditioning treatment.
Thankfully, my RS president (who is AWESOME, btw) is also a hairstylist.

She gave me some wonderful tips!

I do have great friends.

My best friend really hurt my feelings this week.
We were talking about some guy I use to like

& I was saying how I was pretty sure the guy liked me back
(but it just wasn't gonna work out at the time)
And he totally just put me down & told me that the guy didn't like me.
It sucks, cause he can talk about girls and how they like him all the time

And I have to listen to him, but I can't say that guys like me.
It sucks.
So I haven't talked to him for a while.

And I think this one will please a few people!
I decided to apply to USU (aka Utah State University!)

for the fall semester!
I'm so excited it's crazy!

Go link up with Lauren!

1.   If my house was on fire and I could only grab 3 things I would grab       my laptop, external hard drive and my journals!    .

2.  A smell I really like is    man-yeah, I can't really explain that smell, don't ask me...haha, I like the guy smell, especially good smelling guy smell, the ocean, things baking, new books, & new shoes. Oh and puppy. I love puppy smells!   .

3.  Something you might not know about me is       that I have been the hugest Jesse McCartney fan since I was like 11. That's 10 years now people!! So basically, someone needs to tell Jesse so that he can come to Hawaii and meet me. Then we can get married and have beautiful green-eyed children. Haha.    .

4.  Some of my favorite websites to putter about on are    Listverse, TopTenz, GraphJam, Failblog, His Eternal Companion, and Real Estate Websites.       .

5.  This weekend I will     be babysitting my cousins! I haven't really seen them since our trip back in December and I miss them. They're my favorite people ever!  .

6. Nothing makes me happier than       the feeling of knowing that I did something right.     .

7.  A bad habit I have is       using q-tips too often. Those little fluffy devils will be the end of me. I use them too much and my brain insists that the inner part of my ear is itchy (yeah, I know, really bad!) so I constantly have ear aches induced my too much q-tip probing. Gross, I know. But you still love me right?      .

January 26, 2011

Wee Bit & then Homework

This semester has been surprisingly challenging for me.
I just can't seem to concentrate. I don't know why.
But, today I definitely have to get some homework done!
Which is going to be even harder because the roofers are here again.
They were here yesterday & they broke our clothesline and they were just throwing their trash off the roof into our backyard. RUDE MUCH?!
Plus, I couldn't concentrate because of all the noise they were making yesterday, so of course no homework got done.
*sigh* i might have to pack up my stuff and head down to the library to get some quiet study time.

Anyway, before I attempt to focus, here's 
Wee Bit of Me with Leigh!

{one} how tall are you?
i am a petite 5'1". Although on good days I'm 5'2" and everyone claims that I'm 5'0"

{two} besides bills, what do you spend most of your money on?
er. fabric & sewing stuff. haha, yeah...

{three} what are your three favorite websites?
uhhhhmmm.....i am completely drawing a blank right now. I'm going to go with listverse, pandora, and tumblr!

{four} what brand of tennis shoes do you prefer?
I got a great pair of Reeboks a few years back & since then I've loved Reeboks! Nike, of course, is a really good brand, but I can't afford Nikes lol. And I also like Danskin!

{five} what food can you absolutely not stand to eat?
teriyaki. I know, what kind of local Hawaii girl am I to not eat teriyaki?! IDK I just hate it.

{six} How many pairs of jeans do you own?
Uhm..way too many haha. In high school, I had like 3 pairs of jeans (I mean, I never really needed jeans since we wore uniforms), now I have 1.5 drawers full of jeans.

{seven} if you could have any job, what would it be?
a child psychologist! I finally decided that I want to double major in Psychology and Child development! (Which means that I'm looking at attending USU next semester!)

{eight} have you ever ridden in an ambulance?

{nine} how many pillows do you sleep with?
at least four. I love pillows!

{ten} on a scale of 1-5, how organized are you?
3.5-4. It just depends on the day. I am usually super organized, but sometimes life happens and I don't get to put everything away properly.

The roofers are currently drilling the roof over my bedroom.
It's cute though, Lady is mimicking the noises of the drill.
She's the cutest puppy in the universe!

Well, off to attempt to do homework!

January 25, 2011

Post B-day Link ups

I had a wonderful 21st birthday!
Thank you all for the awesome birthday wishes!
In true Tuesday fashion, here are some link ups before I post the "Tasia's 21..." list...

Go link up at Chelsea's Blog

1. Do you decorate for Valentine’s day?

When I lived in the dorm, I used to. When I get married/start a family, I probably will. I love decorating! It's the cleanup part that I hate haha.

2. Does your desktop have a picture or computer graphic? Is it organized?

It's organized (cause I'm OCD like that), but it doesn't have a picture. It was a picture of Taylor Swift with a quote from her Fearless album (yes, that's how much I love tay), but I restarted my computer one day and the picture was lost. Hm...maybe I need to go find a picture of Chuck Wicks and make that my background...

3. Do you use a paper planner, electric planner or no planner at all?

In this world of advanced technology, ipads, and iphones, I'm more of a paper planner person (say that 5 times fast)

4. Do you change purses or bags often or stick with a good thing?

I'm a huge bag person, so I switch pretty often.

5. What’s your favorite YouTube Video?

I have to go with Potter Puppet Pals "Mysterious Ticking Noise". IDK, I can watch that video choke (local word, it means "a lot") times and not get tired of it. Watch it here.

6. Do you use Turbo Tax or a real person to pay your taxes?

My mom does them for me, but she uses Turbo Tax, haha.

7. How many states have you set foot (or tire) in? Which ones?
This won't be too hard, I haven't been to many places (that's what I get for living on an island). OK: Hawaii, California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Florida, Texas and Colorado!
8. How many countries have you been in? Which ones?
Mexico, Cayman Islands (that counts, right?), Canada, that's it.
9. How many pillows are in your house? (Sleeping or decorative)
Uhm, like a bazillion.
10. How cold is too cold for flip flops?
Well, I walked around Vegas in 33 degree weather in slippers (local word for flip flops), so I guess I can handle it being pretty cold!

1. Do you wear glasses or contacts, if so for how long?
I wear both! I've been wearing glasses since I was in the 5th grade (of course, technically I didn't really start wearing them until 9th grade. I was rebellious. I hated them. I thought they were ugly. Catch my drift?) And I got contacts when I was in 10th grade.2. What was your favorite board game as a kid?
Chutes and Ladders! OMG, I loved that game so much! I even had a Chutes and Ladders kids book that I read until I was like 10.3. What is a word that you use all the time?
flippen', freakin', dude. Haha, I have a lot of words.4. What is your favorite day of the week?
Honestly, I do love Mondays. It's the whole brand new start to the week thing that I like. I also love Saturdays and Sundays.5. Did you graduate high school from the town you grew up in?

January 24, 2011

21 Random Facts About Me!

to Me!!
I can't believe that I'm finally 21.
It's so funny,
I've been reading journals from when I was 14
& all I wanted to be then was seventeen & a senior in HS!
Now, I'm 21 and totally freakin' awesome!!

Today, I'll be having lunch
at a Sushi (yum!) place with my grama & neighbor.
Then we'll be having a par-tay(sia) 
{see what i did there? party+tasia=par-taysia? yah i'm cool}
at my wonderful Aunty Karen's house!
She's making fried chicken!
& we'll probably just hang out & play board games!

In the meantime, here are 21 RANDOM facts
that you probably didn't know about moi.

1. I have one beautiful sister & two awesome brothers. they are 17, 16, & 6!

2. I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was 18 years old. My baptism date is 10-12-08, which I loved because of the even number-ness! So yes, I am Mormon.

3. One day, I really want to work at Borders. It's been my dream since I was a kid!

4. I spend way too much time planning out my ideal future. Like, I'll spend a few hours looking at real estate, or planning my wedding (I just figured out what I want my Save the Dates to look like, it was a wonderful moment of inspiration). Once, I even spent a whole day researching Home School laws in different states & home school curriculum. I like to think that I'll be ultra prepared one day!

5. One of my friends teased me the other day and said that I was really "becoming mormon." I laughed because it's kinda true, my goal is to be a SAHM & spend my time at home working on sewing and craft projects, and  my home garden and home schooling my little ones :)

6. I also have my Honeymoon planned already. No, the Mr. will not get a say in it. Besides, if I marry one of the people I think I'm gonna marry, I think he'll enjoy my plan.

7. Because Vanessa asked, here are my wedding song picks depending on the guy that I shall marry. For Elder Dude (whom I love and adore and he is awesome), our wedding song would be It's In The Way You Love Me by Shania Twain, because that's the first song we ever danced to together at a YSA Conference :). For the other one, it would be Hold On by Michael Buble because at one point, when we liked each other (but it wasn't gonna work out cause he had a mission to serve) he was learning this song for me.

8. Between October 2009 and September 2010, I "sent" 10 of my friends on missions. I miss them terribly, but by this time next year, more than half of them will be home!

9. I don't get bruises very often, but when I do get them, they always just show up randomly.

10. My favorite computer game is The Sims! I've been playing it since I was 12 and when it was just called 'The Sims.' I've also played The Sims 2 and pre-ordered The Sims 3 before it came out! They should totally hire me to review their games!

11. I'm allergic to cats. Yup. 

12. I HATE plucking my eyebrows, but I love having my eyebrows waxed!

13. I haven't gotten really sick in the past year! I credit that to building up an awesome immune system when I was working in a pre-k classroom!

14. I cut my hair whenever I feel the need for a drastic change. After both of my break-ups with long term boyfriends, I chopped my hair. I plan on letting my hair grow out for the next two years without drastically cutting it :)

15. I'm going to be pretty darn domestic when I get married! Seriously, I love cooking and baking, I love sewing, I love crafting. I'm gonna make an awesome wife and momma some day. Seriously. People don't even know!

16. I. HATE. math. But I had an awesome geometry teacher when I was a junior (yeah, super slow at math) whom I absolutely loved! She made me love geometry. Plus, it helped that I sat next to a really cute boy for the better part of the year. We flirted like it was no one's business :)

17. I just found my old myspace & apparently I got an award for being one of the Original Myspacers. Cool right? Too bad I totally can't get into that myspace!

18. For my 18th birthday, my family took me out to Farrell's and I loved it! One day, I'm totally gonna go there on a date :)

19. My 19th birthday was my favorite, thus far, but I think I'm gonna love today! On my 19th, we had a whole day of festivities which began at midnight (we went to a 24hr Diner, it was a surprise!) and then lasted til like 8pm that night!

20. I love watching my Disney Classics on VHS!

21. After 10 years of waiting, I finally got to go to Hogwarts and I finally got my wand!

What was your favorite birthday ever?

January 23, 2011

21 Dream Presents for My 21st Birthday

Today is Sunday, the 23rd of January, which means that my 21st birthday is tomorrow!!!

I am way excited & totally looking forward to my birthday week. So in honor of me being born (and the world would totally be a less awesome place without me in it), the blog is going to be all 21 and all tasia for the next week! Today will be my "Dream Presents" post, tomorrow (my b-day!) will be random facts about me, Tuesday will be 21 people who have influenced my life. Y'all get the gist right? I'm so looking forward to writing each post!

So, to start things off, here are my top 21 Dream Presents for my 21st birthday!

15-21. Way cute clothes from Old Navy. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love ON!
14. Babysitting Mama for Wii. I love all those "Mama" games. Ever since I got my DS, I've been playing Cooking Mama and Cooking Mama 2! So when I saw Babysitting Mama for Wii, I had to have it! (photo courtesy of Amazon.)
13. well...apparently i left out number 13. obviously it isn't my favorite number :)
12. Glee Karaoke Revolution on Wii. Uhm, hello! Major Gleek here! (photo courtesy of Amazon.)
11. Xbox 360 with Kinect. I'm dying to play Kinect! I got to watch people play in Best Buy but I never got to play. Sad face. (photo courtesy of
10. Betty Crocker's Cooky Book. Uhm. I love cookies. And I love baking. So a baking cook book equals awesome. (photo courtesy of
9. The super awesome Purple Unicorn Pillow Pet! I am obsessed with this guy. Every time I go to Wal Mart, I just have to pet him. If I had one, I'd name him Sillie. (photo courtesy of
4-8. All of these beautiful patterns (and more patterns and awesome fabric). Simplicity has seriously awesome patterns and at cheap prices. Their clearance section has patterns for $1.59! Crazy!
3. I still lust after this beautiful iPad. I'm an apple junkie. My mac-instincts (it exists) tell me that I NEED it!
2. A kindle! I want a kindle so badly, it's crazy! I neeeeed the Kindle! I don't have anything more to say about that. (photo courtesy of
1. I want Flynn Rider. Ok. I know my Tangled obsession is crazy. But I love Flynn Rider. He is totally my celebrity crush right now! What? A cartoon can't be your celebrity crush? Well fine, I want to meet a guy who is like Flynn Rider. I mean, he's like the typical bad boy, with a good heart. He's handsome, he is brave, he's funny & witty, he's cute. Yep, I love him. He's my prince charming. So send me a Flynn Rider and I will love you forever!

{What's on your Birthday Wishlist? Even if it's not your birthday, whatever. I'll share mine with you!}

January 22, 2011

I'm weird....

I'll totally be the first to admit that.
Because it's true.
I am weird.

Of course, we're all pretty weird,
y'know in our own ways. 
Because, if everyone was the same
& "normal", that would be weird.

But I am really weird.
Like, abnormal.
Seriously, hear me out!
You'll be calling me weird by the end of this post too!

In Hawaii, the local legend is that if you get a stye in your eye,
someone's pregnant. Now, it doesn't happen for everyone.
But, it does for me.
Every single time I get a stye, someone I know ends up being pregnant!
And if the person is exceptionally close to me,
I get other "symptoms" of pregnancy too.
(Mind you, I am definitely NOT pregnant! I'm off the sex.)
(what movie is that last sentence from? i'll give you a cookie if you know ;)

So, this week, I developed a stye in my right eye
This morning, I woke up with the worst nausea I've felt in a while.
Like, I couldn't even stay asleep. It was horrible.
& then after the nausea kinda settled down, I began craving.

So, when anyone I know gets pregnant, I get a stye.
The day that I found out my cousin (whom I was close with) was pregnant,
I began throwing up (and I never, ever vomit)
& before I found out my favorite Aunty was pregnant,
I craved peanut butter.

So my conclusion is,
someone is pregnant & just not saying anything!
But it's driving me crazy cause
1. I hate feeling nauseous.
2. I hate having styes
well, those are my only two reasons.

Other Reasons Why I'm Completely Weird:

I am the queen of irony.
Irony follows me like a dog chases the mailman.
Once, when I liked this guy, let's call him Isaiah (cause that's his name),
I was listening to Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" album,
& the song "Enchanted" played
(I was on my way to temple open house)
So, I was like "Hey, this song reminds me of Isaiah.
Wouldn't it be cool if he was at open house today."
And then I went to Open House, went through the tour,
came outside & there he was.
It was weird.

I'm incredibly intuitive.
Like to the point of being psychic.
That is also weird,
but it's gonna come in handy some day!

A lot of the time, things that I say
will come true.
But I also have to strongly believe that it'll come true,
I can't just be like "oh yeah, I'm totally gonna have my
dream car waiting for me outside!"
I have to believe it.
This goes hand in hand with the intuition thing.

What are your weird little quirks?

Weekend Happies!

Mamarazzi is seriously one of my favorite bloggers of ALL time.
(that kinda sounded like a Kanye moment, huh?)
Well, if Mamarazzi was up for a VMA & someone else won,
I'd totally pull a Kanye West. Seriously.

Anyways, since she's is awesome & has awesome link ups,
I'm almost always linking up over there.
And today is time for another link up!
My Weekend Happy List!


First of all, it's the weekend! Which is reason enough to be happy :)
But here are some other things that are making me smile this weekend....

NYC Nail Polish:  i love NYC Nail Polish. It's seriously my favorite brand. It's cheap & long lasting. That is my kind of perfect. I just got 3 new NYC brand colors that I can't wait to use!

Ward Conference Weekend: This weekend is my ward's conference! Which means conference dinner tonight! The RS is going to be dancing to Cupid's Shuffle, which I'm not too keen about though. I love the song, but not for RS.

The Last Song: I'm currently reading this book for my book review blog and I love it! I fell in love with the movie (and cried and cried while watching it), so I of course had to read the book. Plus, I'm kinda obsessed with Miley Cyrus. She's a bad influence on little kids, but IDK I sorta love her.

Speak Now by Taylor Swift: I don't think anyone on here understands my love for T. Swizzle. Seriously, if I knew Tay in real life, we'd totally be BFFL! 

Awesome Bloggy Friends!: I feel like I've gotten to know so many of you by reading your blogs, and the awesome comments that you send me. I love all of your comments & I do take the time to read them (uhm...almost obsessively) and I always try to respond!

The way this tie turned out!: I was seriously having major issues with this tie when I first started to make it. Like, I wanted to throw my sewing machine out the window & toss in the towel on sewing forever. But after coming back to it with a clear mind, I finished it and I love it! I guess that just goes to show that persistance and patience really pays off! Plus I know Elder M. will love it!

My birthday is in two days! It's so funny, I'm unusually calm about this birthday. Usually, I have a countdown going on facebook from January 1st, but this year I didn't count down at all. I'm excited for my birthday, of course, but I'm just really calm about it. Does this mean I'm geting old?! Haha ;P

those are my weekend happies!
what's on your happy list?

January 21, 2011

Aloha Friday!

Happy Aloha Friday everyone! Today, my grandpa's old friend will be coming to check all of the electric outlets in the house. He's even going to install a new garbage disposal AND my bedroom fan! I'm so excited & grateful that my grandpa (who was an awesome man) has wonderful friends who are willing to help my family in times of need.

I'm also still mulling over the issue that I wrote about here. I got a lot of positive feedback on facebook, though, which is encouraging! I'm still taking your advice on the issue, though. Some help would be wonderful! :)

OK, enough chatter from me & on to the friday linky parties. I need to be quick because I still need to sweep and mop my bedroom floors before the guy comes to install my fan!

First, go link up with Lauren for

1.   My favorite quote is       every single quote that I have in my seven year collection of quote books?! Haha, no really though, I have four quote books spanning seven years. It's wonderful. But, right now I'd have to say that my favorite quote is this: "Who looks on the outside dreams, who looks on the inside awakens"-Carl Jung. I heard it a few months back and it just stuck with me. I'm not sure why. I even have it hanging on my desk where I can look at it while I sit here, blogging and not doing homework :)   .

2.  A bad habit I have is    thinking that I have no bad habits? Haha. I guess procrastination? Haha. I'm like the biggest procrastinator in the world. Well not really, but I can be bad.   .

3.  The first time I felt like a "grown up" was       when I wrote my own rent check from my own check book, with money that I worked hard to earn from my bank account. It was a very fulfilling moment in my life. And also, that same week, when I was able to stock my 'fridge with food. It was a big moment for me.    .

4.  Weekends are   fun time! During the week I just feel so busy (even though I do nothing) with school work and other stuff that once the weekend comes around, I know all of my friends will be off and we can just hang out and have an adventure and everything will be good!    .

5.  When I was a child I wished my name was     Emily. Seriously, I had people in my fifth grade class call me Emily for like a week. I thought that it was the prettiest name ever. It was a Princess name and no one I knew had that name! (Of course, no one I knew had MY name either, but that's another story)  .

6.  I wish        that going to college was just easy. I mean, it is, but being able to PAY for college isn't. I love school so much and I enjoy going, but there's just so many financial hardships that go in to school. Especially in this day...     .

7.  A secret I have is       that I have way too many secrets. For some reason, everyone always tells me their secrets, and of course it ends with "but don't tell anyone, okay?" I love that my friends trust me, but a girl can only handle so much!     .

And of course, Friday Confessional 


I Confess....

I am a total worrywort.
Ok, that's not a confession, per se.
But it's true.
& I'm pretty sure y'alls didn't know that!

I bought shampoo instead of conditioner.
& I didn't realize it until this morning when I showered
(in the complete dark, btw)
And instead of nice, creamy conditioner,
I had soapy shampoo.

I'm slightly addicted to gleeRPG.
I ain't even trippin'!

I'm really scared to turn 21.
I don't know why.
I mean, it all just seems like it's coming so fast!
Like, it's really crazy.
I never thought that I'd actually turn 21,

so being just 3 days away from it is nuts!

Even if I wasn't  mormon,
I probably wouldn't have had a wild 21st birthday.
I don't drink, I don't party.
I'm celebrating the way I probably would have anyway,
Dinner & games with friends & family
& then dance club with awesome people!

I am seriously considering moving
to utah.

I have my wedding songs picked out.
And they do change depending on the guy.

Yes, I have some idea of who I want to marry as well.
But we'll see about that.

what are your confessions?