Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I'm feeling very inspired right now.. to cook, to create, to write a blog post.. so many things!! I think it's because I just watched Julie&Julia again tonight with Holly and Kaylee.. That is such a good movie!! Unfortunately, Kaylee is not going to let me stay on the computer very long, because she's tired and wants to fall asleep to a movie. Speaking of computers though, I have decided that it's about time that I look into buying a laptop of my own (: So keep your eyes open for any good deals for me!

Monday, December 21, 2009


I can't believe it's already the 21st of December. Where has the time gone?! I'm so excited to be going home in 1 and a half days!!! Being in Washington for Thanksgiving AND Christmas this year.. man, I'm lucky (: And at 11:00 on Christmas day, I GET TO TALK TO JONATHAN!!!!!!!! And he sent my Christmas package there, so I get to open that when I'm there too!! This trip will be so much fun, I CAN'T WAIT!!!

And here are some of the pictures that I sent to Elder Kamae <3
(P.S., I MADE those yellow elephant PJ's for him!! :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

What!? Is this a new post!??!?!!!??

Why yes.. yes it is!! And honestly.. nothing had really happened in the past two and a half months.. other than just working 8 to 4 every day at good ol' Pizza Pie Cafe! And I love it!! I'm always doing something, and I absolutely LOVE everyone that I work with!!

Also, JONATHAN HAS ALREADY BEEN OUT FOR 10 MONTHS TODAY!!! TEN FREAKING MONTHS!!!!! I can't believe how fast it's gone so far! I sent out his Christmas/birthday package yesterday, and the mail lady told me that he should get it by this weekend or Monday at the latest!! I'm so excited!!

Going along with that, Jon told me that all he wants for Christmas is a tie, and a lot of pictures of me! So I decided to go downtown Provo and take some pictures!! So I'll share a few when I get them from Lindsey (:

Tomorrow is Saturday, and I get to sleep in cause I don't have to be at work until 10:30 (: Life is just great!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Whoops! Here's the poem!

My name is Shaylin, I like to have fun
If you see my hair, it won't be in a bun.
My eyes are green, just like the grass
And I have the ability to shake them really fast.
If we had to compare heights, I'd say I'm taller,
Even though I'm two feet shorter than a baller.
My energy level is hot like a fire
And you won't be disappointed if you hire...
ME! Because I won't let you down,
So please don't hire that other clown.
Pick me! Pick me! You won't regret it
Cause if you don't hire me, you'll surely have a fit.

Shaylin Dewey.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


(Loooong post about how I got the job and so forth)

I work at a place called Pizza Pie Cafe which is a buffet type restaurant with salad, pizza and pasta. I am the cutie behind the pasta bar!! It's a full time job (but only paying minimum :/ but it's better than nothing!) and it's fun so far!! How I got the job was actually pretty awesome! I took the day off yesterday from Synergy because on Sunday night I was not feeling well at all! Thought I had a fever, and all my bones were in pain. So I slept in until 10:45am when I get a phone call from someone I didn't know. I answer, and they ask if I want to come in for an interview at either 11:30 or sometime after 2. So I said 11:30 would be great, and I jumped out of bed and got ready super fast. Didn't eat breakfast cause I didn't think the interview would take too long. So I get in my car and drive for 1&1/2 minutes, then get out (yeah, it's that close to my apartment!!) I walk in and start talking to the girls while I was waiting for the manager to come out, and they told me that if I was able to work all the time (which I am) that I should just suck up like crazy!! ((P.S. this is the place that I had to write a poem about myself, on the back of the application.. I'll put it at the end of this post)) So he comes out and we sit down and start talking, and he's asking me a few of the normal questions, and he was looking at my application, and when he got down to the part where it asks for previous experience I wrote "I have worked in customer service (blah blah) and I love to eat pizza!" So he was like "Oh, you like pizza? Alright, HIRED!!.. Alright, anyways.." and got back to the interview. Then he offered me a part time busing job, and I was so excited! He asked when I'd be able to start and I told him "right now!" So he told me to go buy some shoes, put jeans on and come right back! Then I asked how many hours that would be a week, and then he said "well.. are you looking for a full time job?" (Sure! Whatever you have!) "Alright.. well, we have a pasta and sauce maker position available.. do you think you'd be able to do that?" (Sure! As long as someone teaches me how!!) "Okay.. go buy some shoes really fast, and come right back. Is that alright with you? Are you willing to work today?" (OF COURSE!!!) So I did just that!! My first interview from turning in around 30 applications, and I got the job right away!!!! Ah, I love it. And I'm learning very quickly, if I do say so myself!! I basically just served pasta yesterday, and learned a FREAKING TON here and there.. Then this morning I made the pasta, and sort of saw how to make the sauces, and I learned a lot more today!! (As well as making a huuuge pond of water in the back room!! Whoops!! :) And I'm pretty sure I get to learn exactly how to make the sauces tomorrow!! It keeps me very busy, and I love it, but when I get home, everything from my hips down, KILLLSSS like crazy!! But it's alright!! Worth it! Anyways, enough is enough. Here are some pictures of the gorgeous outfit I get to wear (:

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ah, here it is (: It's finished!!

Look here for the up close and detailed pictures!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I'm still finishing up a couple main parts to this page, but I LOVE IT SO FAR!! I'll show you the finished product when it gets to that point, but here is just a couple pieces of it (:


I never was an etsy looker until today.. I won't tell you the reason why I decided to look today (cause it's a surprise!!) But I love it!! I then directed my search to a blank book that I could use for a journal to put a ton of quotes in, like in A Walk To Remember (which, by the way is an AMAZING movie, and I absolutely adore Mandy Moore in everything she does)((and that's wayyy off subject)) and I found these that a word? (:

One (because I have an obsession with elephants) and Two (and more from number two here) And they are so cheap!!! $2&3?!? I'm really really tempted to get them. And yes, I know they're small.. What are your thoughts? Should I get them?

Then there's this one and that one and the other one from Barnes&Noble.. so many decisions!!

My kind of music!

Absolutely beautiful. No, beautiful doesn't quite describe it. Just.. enjoy (:

And if you want more music like this, go to and create a radio station and type in Barcelona. All of the music that comes up is heaven to my ears!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


See? I'm on American Craft's blog today (: Haha thanks, Lindsey!

Monday, October 12, 2009


Kay and I were painting picture frames the other day and I had some extra paint on my plate, so I was just messing around and came up with this. And it just so happens to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it's perfect! It doesn't look good by any means, or pretty or anything, just thought I'd share, haha

Monday, October 5, 2009

Job Hunting

has never, ever been fun. But now it's necessary for me.

I might not be employed with my current company after the 15th of this month, and as much as it sucks that I'm losing my $12 an hour with an awesome boss and great flexibility, it's also a blessing.

I've been stressed out quite often by some of the "boys" (over 30 yr. old) that I work with, it's a 45+ minute drive to and from, I'm always completely bored out of my mind, and it just doesn't feel right working here.

I'm really not too worried about it, because I know that I'm doing everything that I'm supposed to and everything that I can to find a new job. Plus, my boss is so awesome and won't leave me without being able to support myself.

Start praying that I can find a new job fairly quickly though!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I'm ready

for a family. Starting with a husband, of course (:


Sunday, September 27, 2009


Don't you just love it?!?! John Duncan made it for me, and I LOVE IT!!!!! Absolutely love love love it!! John is the one that made this picture all cool looking too, remember?

Oh, and I'm back from Mexico! I had a freaking blast!!! Hopefully I'll have pictures up sometime soon, but if not.. well, that sucks haha (:

I'm back at work :/ Kill me now..

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Post #100

And I think this is a worthy post for the 100th post! Tomorrow, at this time, I will be on my cruise to Mexico!!! Packing time :/ I HAVE TO HURRY!! Be back Saturday night with tons of pictures!!

Friday, September 18, 2009


My inspiration. My happy place. My comforter. My desire.

I bought this cologne for Jonathan on our One Year anniversary last August.. LOVE IT! Being the sweetheart that he is, he gave it to me when he left on his mission. For the past little while, I've sprayed one squirt onto my bed every night, just because. When I'm sad, I spray it and cuddle up with Franklin. When I miss him, or when I'm about to be creative, I wear it as if it's my perfume. (I try not to do it too much though, cause people often think that's kind of weird that I'm wearing cologne..?) Whatever. I don't care (:


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Embarassing... and painful :/

There's a girl that lives in the Bran that throws some sort of food party every week. Yesterday was ice cream sundae day (: !! YES! Unfortunately though, the time comes when you have to cease stuffing your face with that deliciousness and leave the party. When you walk out of her apartment, there are a few stairs that you have to walk up, and then a few you walk down.. Well I wasn't paying very close attention and went to grab my phone and didn't see the stairs to go down. I missed two steps, landed on the edge of the third and BIFFED IT! So I hurried and got up, looking around to see if anyone had just witnessed that, and when didn't see anyone, I walked off pretty fast.. I went to my downstairs apartment (Holly, Jori, Carly & Lindsey's apartment) and just told them the story. Then I found all of my owies!!

Scraped up my wrist and it hurts worse than it looks! Somehow scraped up my shin too? AND MY TOES! I JUUUUSSSTTT PAINTED THEM 2 HOURS BEFORE THIS! Gosh dangit. I was so mad about that! Poor little toesies..

Then when I was leaving the girls' apartment, I tripped on at least 2 things, almost falling flat on my face. But because I have such awesome reflexes and balance, I stayed alive.. My goodness.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


If I could have any job in the world, this would be it.


..these days are so stupid! What happened to the good ol' cartoons like these?!

1. Arthur
2. Dexter's Laboratory
3. That's 70 Show
4. Bananas In Pajamas
5. Recess
6. The Woody Woodpecker Show
7. Franklin
8. Malcom In The Middle
9. Pippy Longstocking

I am determined to find somewhere that has them and give them to my children whenever that time comes. Because I'm sure the cartoons that are on when they're growing up will be 20 times worse than what's on right now!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Zoey and the stupid white sock..

Cool title, huh? It could be a good children's book title if I substituted the word "stupid" with something less harsh (: Well, I made a trip to the bank yesterday to grab some coin rolls so I could count all the money that Zoey had been keeping for me! A few months ago, I had a $20 bill that I found, but I had no use for it at the time. So what did I do? PUT IT IN ZOEY! And thank goodness I did, because now I REALLLLY need it!

Now, it may not look like much, but there was actually $53.45 in there!! YES, YES, YES!!! This is the money I'm allowing myself to spend in Mexico! Hopefully I won't need more than that!

And for the stupid sock. I never ever ever wear white socks.. and the one day that I do, this is what I get:


You have won this time, white socks.

Monday, September 14, 2009

I have an announcement:


First point of business, Mr. Piggy now has a name!! And is now a girl!! Haha

Her name is Zoey the ZebraPig (:


This is my car.. formerly known as "The Grouch"

But a name change has been called for.. are you ready for it??

Direct quote from Kaylee: "HUMPERDINK!?!?!?! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! I want to ride in your car everyday now"

That's right.. he is the coolest of cool(:

Just thought I'd share

the song that Bishop McCurdy had us listen to yesterday:


Chosen of God so clean so pure, Chosen to give birth to our Lord, Worthy to carry God's gift to the world, Mary, your burden was your reward.

Did she know she was the mother of God, When she held him in the straw? Did He see in her eyes, her courage, her faith? Did He look up in wonder and awe?

Someday she'll stand before her Son, With head held high, she'll look in his eyes. He'll thank her for being his mother on earth, For being virtuous, faithful and wise.

Do you know you are a daughter of God? Do you know He knows your name? And like Mary before, He's looking to you, To prepare yourself the same.

Someday you'll stand before the Lord, With head held high, you'll look in His eyes. He'll thank you for being a mother on earth, For being virtuous, faithful, and wise.

I'll prepare myself now to be worth that day, By being virtuous, faithful, and wise.

Friday, September 11, 2009


is NOT going well at all.

I really just want to go home, lay in bed with 7 cartons of ice cream lined up on a table beside me (so I don't get cold, of course), watch cute chick flicks and cry. Then fall asleep forever. It's that time.. if you know what I mean.

Good thing I have amazing friends who give up going to a paint club and tell me we'll just stay home and have a girls night and watch movies all night.. Thanks, Courtney (:

But the good news: It's Friday. Which means I don't have to deal with annoying co-workers for two whole days once I leave here today!!

ANNNDDDDD I will be on a cruise ship in 10 days, 2 hours, 43 minutes and 25 seconds (:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

FOOTBALL STARTS TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tennessee Titans VS. Pittsburgh Steelers
Who do I want to win? Psh, I don't take sides.

Going to Eric & Maegan's to watch, kick off is at 6:30. Kay and I are bringing 7-layer dip.

Best night ever.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I am so inspired!

I got a letter from Jonathan earlier this week with a quote by President Gordon B. Hinckley titled, LOOK FOR THE SUNLIGHT:
"I am asking that we stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. I am suggesting that as we go through life, we 'accentuate the possitive'. I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good.. look for the sunlight through the clouds."

Absolutely amazing. He was one awesome man of God, that's for sure.

Another thing that's keeping me with the spirit that I'm feeling so strongly was Institute last night. I'll post about it on my institute blog later on, but it was stupendous, to say the least! I'm in love with that class.

Anyways, Happy Thursday!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Oh, hello Wonderful Sunday!

New apartment (which is still not finished :/ ), new city, and best of all, A NEW WARD! If I had to chose one word to describe it so far, it would be: G O R G E O U S.

This was my Sunday:

-Woke up at 10:53am by a phone call from Linds saying she had pancakes ready downstairs (:
-Got ready, left for church around 12:40 for our 1 o'clock church, giving us a few minutes to find the church
-Sat down in the chapel, looked around and of the few people that were there, I already spotted three or four hotties!
-A few minutes passed, the the cute boys kept on comin.. Holly turned to me and said "The guys just keep pouring in!"
And it was true!! I'm guessing there is 80% guys in the ward, 20% girls. LOVE THOSE ODDS!! Not to mention that 60% of those guys are deliciously gorgeous (:
-Instead of the normal church sessions, we had our sacrament meeting which went 10minutes or so over, and then we all stayed in the Chapel for the next two hours, going up one at a time and saying our name, address, what we're doing in Utah, our roommates, and one "claim of fame", which made it really easy to look at everyone! Our bishopric got up just for a little bit, and I'm really excited for this ward. It seems so fun and crazy! We're going to the bishop's house tonight for FHE where there will be steaks, other food, pool party, and FUN!! I'm living the life, right?! (;
-Then Linds and I tried scoping out some good trees to slack line somewhere at the Bran, but with no luck just went down to UVU. I completely failed at getting my slack line set up, so with the help of Reece, we realized I needed just a few more things to get the most out of my slack line experience. Nevertheless, we did walk on it for a few minutes.
-We came back to the apartment and decided to go on a walk by the river with Kaylee, Carly, Seth and Holly!! It was so cute (:
-At 9, we went to ward prayer and ended up staying about half an hour later just talking to some new found friends, and made dinner plans with them for next Sunday!! All we (the girls) have to do is bring dessert.. how easy is that?
-Then a few people came over to our apartment for a game night! Kaylee drove everyone that came over, and there was a total of 8 in her Mazda 6! One guy (Kyle) was in the trunk, I was slewn across Linds, halfway on Kay as she was driving, and Shea, Jeff, Julie and Holly were squished in the back seat!
-We chose Phase10 which was a good and bad decision. It is a VERY long game, and I had theeeee worst headache, but I love that game so I didn't want to quit and go to bed. Plus, they were cracking me up!! When commenting on Shea's "floor dancing" skills, which were hilarious, he said "I don't know what specific dance moves, I just do what the music tells me to!"
-Like I said, it's a long game. It seemed like it was taking ages to finish, so Shea and I started cheating (; Kyle was getting so mad, but it was still funny. FINALLLLY, after sliding Shae three wilds, he won the game at 1 in the morning.
-Then it was bed time (:

Overall, EXTREMELY good Sunday (: I can't wait for tonight!!

Friday, August 28, 2009



I am so excited. I went last April with the fam, but now it's time to go with Swiss(Kaylee) and some other girls!! It's from the 21st-25th.. Oh, I can't wait (:

These are from last year:


Thursday, August 27, 2009


My institute class started last night!! And one of the "elements" that we have to complete, is to "Keep a journal of careful notes during the class" and although I forgot to bring paper to write things down yesterday, I got a few things. But I decided to make a separate blog of everything that happens in there, and my feelings and what not!! Feel free to look at it, follow it, ignore it, whatever! But it's there mainly for me, and to keep myself inspired, so maybe it will inspire you as well? Just check it out (:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Get motivated!!

I decided I need to be more goal orriented, and have to do lists! I made one the other day for things to do at work, and it was such a good idea! Just the privelege of being able to draw a line through a couple of words was motivation enough to do things that I had been putting off for.. well a while, to say the least ;) So I made a "chore list" for our new apartment so I can remind myself of the things I need to do daily, (that might seem like second nature to most.. but I just forget!! or ignore..) weekly, and monthly! I'm hoping it works out!!

I do plan on making an actual chart though, so I can put a gold star there when I complete a task, or write my name or whatever it may be!

Anyways, I'm off to go check out Verizon (and possibly buy a new phone today) and then to the apartment to unpack and make the apartment cute and meet the new roomies!!!!!

It's another one of those days -

- where I just want to stay in bed allll day. Unfortunately, that's never an option on weekdays because I have to be an "adult" and go to my 8-4 desk job( bleh:/ ). But on the bright side, Kaylee and I are officially all moved into The Bran! I recruited Mark and his roommate Chasen to bring both of their cars over to Pant's and load them with as much stuff as possible, along with mine and Pant's cars as well. And a little more in Kay's car.. When I told Mark that we needed his car too, and not just Chasen's little SUV he responded with "Good grief woman, how many cars do we need?" He had no idea how much stuff we have.. BUT!! it's a good thing we brought all of those cars, because we were able to make only one trip!! Our apartment is on the third floor, so we told the boys that if they took everything up there, Kay would give them each an hour massage and I'd make dinner and possibly a dessert. They were so excited and said they would, but by the time we got down there, HUGGE black rain clouds were right above us, and there was so much lightening! So Kay and I decided to make it go a little faster and start bringing stuff up too, so they weren't moving in the rain. Everything was in our apartment in less than an hour!! I was shocked! It took Kay and I.. what.. 2 or 3 days to move everything from our apartment into Pant's shed? But I'm so excited to finally be there! We decided to pay an extra $10 and move in a day early, and it was SOOO worth it! We got the bigger bathroom and the nicer room (one that didn't have a hole in the window) and moved all the extra furniture we didn't want into the other room, and we got the nicer kitchen cabinets!! Plus, there wasn't a million people in our way trying to move at the same time. We still have boxes and boxes and more boxes to unpack, but we got our beds all made and that's all that matters. Another plus, our beds are SOOOO COMFORTABLE! Well, compared to Winter Haven's beds. Anyways, Carly, Holly, Lindsey and Jori move into the apartment below us today!! This is going to be a fun year!!

*I'll take pictures of our apartment as soon as we get it all set up and get the boxes out of there!

Oh yeah!! The family reunion was awesome!! It was so fun to see everyone again! And to spend time with Ma, Kev and the kids was nice and relaxing (:

Saturday, August 15, 2009

We made it! We're in Washington!! And I just had THEE most ROCKIN' photoshoot with Ma!! Here's a couple of my favorites (: Definitely more to come!

Friday, August 14, 2009

I can FINALLY relax (:

I've been non stop busy for the past month or so with all sorts of different things, but it all ended yesterday! We had our final cleaning checks for our apartment at 4 and we had the new girl do the inspection and one of the first few things she said when she walked in was "I'm supposed to be really strick, so I'm just pretending!" And she passed us off within 5 minutes!! Which is awesome, because they usually ARE extremely strick, trying to get as much money as they can from everyone right before they leave. But we got lucky (: Even though we DID clean the apartment REALLY REALLY well. Then we went down to the garage to load the last of our belongings into Kaylee's car, just in time to find a guy next to her car and a boot on her back tire!! Which was just PERFECT timing, (sarcasm) because I had my final in less than half an hour, and my car was down at Pant's(Aunt Pat)!!! So I walked my little self to school and had a few minutes to spare before my math final. Got locked in the bathroom stall for a little bit, got pretty scared and started planning on an escape route, when I realized I just had to UNLOCK the door. Man.. Hahah, went up to class and wasn't nervous at all, until my teacher started telling stories of how hard finals are and blah blah blah. I was in there for about an hour and a half, which is the LONGEST I've ever been in there to take a test. I'm really hoping I do well, so cross your fingers! Oh, and good news about Kay's tire, she had management come down and tell the guy to take the boot off!! Phew! After I took a few more things out of our (now)old apartment, I headed down to Provo and Mark took me to Pizza Factory!!! I seriously LOVE that place. If you're ever in Utah and want some good pizza, go there and get the Chicken Alfredo pizza and a couple breadsticks, and I promise you won't be disappointed! (But if you are, I will GLADLY take your left-overs!!) Then I went back to Pant's and packed up most of my stuff for this coming week in Washington!! We're heading out right after work and should get there by 4 in the morning.. ISH? Then staying with the fam until Monday when Kay and I head out to Camp Zarahemla for a family reunion until friday, staying with the fam again, then coming back to Utah! So it's a good break from all the hustle bustle!! I'm very happy!

And of course, a couple of pictures!


This morning, Kaylee and I were late (once again) and didn't have time to grab some food, other than a banana on our way out of the house. So I walked to Target, which is right by my office building, and got some cereal and milk! I thought we had bowls, but cups work too!! DEEEEEEEELISH! It will be my lunch as well! And.. possibly... dinner. But it wasn't very expensive for a whole day's meals!! Roadtrip starts in 5 hours and 15 minutes. Oh yeah, I'm excited (: