Monday, January 16, 2012


Dad calls grandpa to wish him Happy Birthday:

Dad- Hey! Happy birthday! What are you up to?

G-pa- Just got back from the post office to mail AC [me] her birthday card. [we share a birthday] She should get it tomorrow.

Dad- Tomorrow? But today is a holiday.

G-pa- Holiday? What holiday is it?

Dad- MLK Jr.s birthday!


hahahaha ohhhh papa Joe :]

Friday, January 6, 2012

Ugly Unicorn Bones.

Come, know me better! View some current obsessions. Watch your step ^-^

Furry Bones:


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy 2012

The time is here! It's a new year! Usually I'd either be super depressed about it OR I'd be excited for some specific reason, but this year it's neither.
Granted, I was sad about the last year ending because 2011 was super great to me. I started off the year w/ a group of my most favorite people. Turned 21 and had a SUPER EPIC 21st birthday WEEK! Met the other side of my family[<3], beach in the winter, observatory trip, SKY DIVING! Got my license [finally] haha no shame. Dyed my hair pink! Then purple!! Took steps toward starting a career. And met some life changers of all ages <3 Of course there were definitely some tears, struggles, hardships, and times where I would wish that God would come right at that moment, but He pulled me through those moments and I have faith that he'll continue to do so, because some of them aren't over.

Ohhh 2012; I'm excited for the year in general. I feel like I'm at a good place in my life right now. I'm happy with who I am. My insecurities are at a minimum and I can be myself. I have two incredible parents who support me in every way. And my friends... oh my friends... <3 God has definitely spoiled me in that department. They're lifers, no doubt. They are my family.
Today in my makeup academy we took a quiz to see what our personalities are and I found out I'm a feeling personality, which totally explains a lot. There was a list that went along with this personality & one thing on that list was those unexplainable "gut feelings". And i have a gut feeling that this year will be great! Filled with many new experiences, some surprises, some heartache [always] but lots of joy. :] I'm looking forward to it.

Bring it on 2012! >:]

I'm most looking forward to Dec 13, 2012 ;]

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Q: You have said that family is the most important thing in the world… why?

Johnny Depp: Oh, many many reasons. I have millions of reasons. Well it’s your foundation, your roots, it’s the only unconditional love that you’ll ever get in life.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I told myself I would NEVER...

I told myself I would NEVER get caught up in an anime/manga. [besides Sailor Moon of course ;)] & yet here I am... looking up toys, from an anime that my friend got me hooked on, on amazon. A 20inch pink plush bunny... adorable right? :D

I guess this is why they say "Never say Never".
I'm noticing I do this alot... I remember telling myself that I'd never get a Facebook or go on a ride at the fair that goes upside down, yet I've done both. I'm also noticing that I'm doing stuff that I never THOUGHT I would be doing. If you were to tell 10yr old Mandy that in 11yrs she wouldn't be in college, she would have pink hair, she'd go to Australia to play volleyball, SHE'D BE PLAYING VOLLEYBALL, she'd go skydiving, she wouldn't be living in Nevada, she'd have straight teeth & she'd own a cat... 10yr old Mandy just might explode or politely laugh then walk away thinking you're crazy. Because seriously... owning a cat was not even thinkable in this house [dad hates them] haha.
Again, I don't know the reason for this post. It started off as just a reminder that I would eventually like to buy the adorable bunny, but my mind got to thinking, & it got messy & spilled all over this blog. [Sorry!] I guess I could end w/ something cheesy like "Nothing is impossible!" or repeat "Never say Never!" <-- but if i end w/ that I'll get that darn song by the Biebs stuck in my head :P So instead, I'll leave you with this:

Luke 1:37 (New King James Version)

37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”

Because God is cooler to have stuck in your head than the Biebs :D

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Santa's guest list??

Jonathan- What do you know about this santa clause guy's authenticity

Travis-i was asked to apply as Travis the Redhead Reindeer before Rudolph came along... never met Santa but i assume he is real. U?

Jonathan- I hear he is super real and watches our every move, he has a guest list or something too!?

Travis- I wonder if I turn into a band whore if he'll put me on the list?

hahaha A funny convo on the authenticity of Santa between Jonathan from Forever The Sickest Kids & Travis from We The Kings. It made me laugh so I thought I'd share :]
[both bands i highly suggest checking out!]

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

chivalry & John Hughes

"Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80's movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason. But no, no, John Hughes did not direct my life. " -Olive from Easy A

Friday, October 8, 2010

Another "Mandy 'Must Have'"

"Funny costumes that provide comfort to the max. Far superior comfort and awesomeness over any other funny costume out there. Whether you're looking for a cute animal costume or ghoulish is more your style, these costumes will take you far beyond Halloween or that costume party. You can wear them anywhere for year round comfort, and they even double as adult pjs so you'll never have to take them off."

Move over Snuggie! :P

Thursday, October 7, 2010


These have got to be the cutest little boogers!
Okay so actually they're kind of ugly, but once you pick it up you can't stop playing w/ it! [trust me, i've learned from experience] haha

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Troops surprising loved ones.

I cried through this whole video! no joke. start to finish.
It was definitely heart warming.
I just want to thank all of the men & women in our military. I can't put to words how truly grateful I am for all you do/have done & sacrificed. My heart & prayers go out to you guys <3

Thursday, May 20, 2010

squirrels vs. seals

In church last week, our speaker shared a story that was pretty hilarious, but still got us thinking.

Him & his family went to La Jolla & as they were walking to the beach area they saw a squirrel just sitting there so his son [who's 5 i think] stopped to look at it. The squirrel wasn't doing anything, he was just sitting there staring back at the little boy. His Dad took a couple steps around a bush & some rocks & saw that, on the beach, there were at least 30 seals [or sea lions] just laying out on the beach & playing in the waves! Big ones, little ones, baby ones! So he went back to his son & wanted to surprise him & told him to come over to where he was because he wanted to show him something. The boy didn't move. His dad, really excited & hoping to get his attention, told him about the seals! The boy said "i'm just gunna stay here w/ this squirrel..."

moral of the story: Don't sit there, staring at squirrels when God wants to show you a beach full of seals!

Now, I personally really like squirrels & think they are the cutest most interesting creatures, but i have seen a beach full of elephant seals before & it is simply breathtaking.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Accidental Bargain Shopper

I went shopping w/ a few friends yesterday at the mall & I have to say, I didn't feel very accomplished or content w/ my findings.

I went w/ the mindset to find a "costume" for my friends Alice In Wonderland themed party & I kept finding soooo many options for different characters that I wanted to be them all!! If i could dress people for a living, I would be one happy camper.

BUT I don't dress people for a living, I dress myself... & I actually found a suuper cute dress that I'm forcing myself to turn into a character :]

I also found one article of clothing that I've been on the hunt for, for quite some time and I was ecstatic to find it!... marked down half price!... AND 50% OFF OF THAT!!! ha! So what once was a $60 article of clothing, I got for $15 :D

"What is this article of clothing?" you ask? WELL, it just so happens to be a trench coat. A purple trench coat. Who wears a purple trench coat? I believe the Joker does!!

So after I looked at the receipt & found how much I actually saved when I thought I was splurging, I didn't feel so down about my shopping trip. :]

Monday, April 26, 2010


*while watching a preview for the Marines"
Nicole- I wouldn't want you to be one of them...
*switches to baby sea turtles in a preview for Oceans*
Nicole- I would want you to be one of THEM!!

hahaha had a great day w/ my sister yesterday :] went to the movies to see Alice in Wonderland then got some AMAZING Mexican food from a little hole in the wall place that i didn't even know existed!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Our last name should be Murphy.

Today my mom & I went to Costco to return our TV we bought 3 months ago, a negatives to digital picture converter, & a computer program.
We get there & give everything to the customer service guy & he was nice, but him & this other guy couldn't open the box we very nicely repacked the tv in :] hahaha after a few minutes of them struggling, they finally got it but realized we forgot the remote... So we drove back home for the remote & brought it back.
He ended up giving us our refund moneys on a cash card [$1000ish], but forgot to give us the card... haha we got it, went shopping for a new tv, & after much looking & w/ the help of 2 very nice workers we finally decided on one.
The main nice worker who was helping us was also going to set us up for an american express costco card [i think that's what it was?] so he had my mom fill out this paper on top of a TV box & then we walked around somemore while he got us set up for the card. When it came time to pay my mom realized she didn't have the cash card!!

She went bizurk! The guy was freaking out for us. She ran around retracing her steps & rechecking her pockets. He ran to customer service to see if they could cancel out the account. I stood in the aisle checking her purse, NOT freaking out, then went to look at video games. haha [i found a bakugan one & thought of the coolest kid EVER, my cousin Ethan :) miss him!]
The guy came back looking for my mom, I told him she was "that way", so he ran after her. Then she came back & was like where is he?? So i told her "that way", so she ran after him. Then they both found eachother & went back to freaking out. He left to go see what he could do still & just as she was about to cry, & as i was telling her NOT to panic, that everything will be fine! I looked at the box she filled out that paper on & i saw something blending in w/ it, but not exactly belonging there.
Me-What is that?
mom- what?
mom-WHERE?! *takes closer look at box* *realizes THE CARD IS THERE!!*
mom- AH! *starts to run away*stops, looks, at me, "AH!"*continues to run away to find nice worker "AAAAHA!!"

Turns out he was on his way back to tell us that they wouldn't be able to cancel it because the office was closed. so PRAISE GOD we found it or some lucky bugger would be making off w/ our moneys! hahaha

after that the guy wouldn't let my mom carry anything of importance. He gave the receipts & her membership card to me. hahaha He was really nice about everything, he even laughed.

My life is a sitcom. & it's ruled by Murphy's law. But i wouldn't trade it for the world. :]

Sunday, April 11, 2010

witty convos

Mom- You know, you can get paid to go to school!
Me- orrr i can stand on a street corner & sell my body! :D [joke]

that earned me a "Gibs slap" but we had a laugh.

another funny convo between my friend & her mom while we were at the park sitting in a tree:

Lisa's mom- where are you guys?
Lisa- we're at the park.
Lisa's mom- what are you doing there? getting high?? [joke]
Lisa- well.... *looks down* we are pretty high!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter morning wake up call from Grandma.

[went to sleep at 3am]
phone rings at 9:30am
Me- mmhullo
Me- ...i haven't...

oh how i love that woman :D

Thursday, March 11, 2010


The Alice in Wonderland Midnight showing was soooo much fun!!! Luckily, my mom switched into mom mode & ran in w/ her camera & made us pose so we got some sweet pics :]
"This is more fun than prom!" - Mom

p.s. The movie was AMAZING! <3>

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentines Day plans!

This is probably the first time [at least in the past couple years] that i'm actually excited for Valentines Day.
My friends & I are planning on making homemade valentines cards for the boyfriends/girlfriends we don't have & then going to the beach & burning them.
I haven't decided if its a bitter action or if it's like that one movie where you'd write a letter to Santa then burn it & the smoke would carry all the kids wishes to Santa. Or maybe it'll be like a smoke signal to God. hahaha
Whatever it is, however we decide to individually take it, i'm excited :]
& I'm actually quite proud w/ how mine is turning out, even though my construction people is so old that my black is brown & my white is tan. [[hehe black&white; i honestly wasn't actually going for bitter]]