do i even have any followers anymore? 

are you there followers…? it’s me, kaley. 

so obviously- my first year of teaching kicked my trash. but it’s over. it was successful.. and for some odd reason they invited me back and gave me more responsibilities. (and by more responsibilities.. i mean i will have additional things to do besides coaching cheer, coaching soccer, and being the most awesome social studies teacher ever.) 


now i am sure that, if anyone still checks my blog, you are thinking “double you tee eff, why is kaley updating after 9 months of absolutely nothing?” 

let me tell you why. summer calls for crafts. and my first one starts tomorrow. 


i know that people usually make these so that as a couple, they can pin all the places they have been. well.. since i don’t have a husband (but when i do he will be the luckiest because i am so crafty and domestic) i will be pinning the places we have learned about in world studies. SO CUTE RIGHT. #bestteacherever 

do i even have any followers anymore? are you

me and this fine gentleman have something in common- we both get incredibly excited about good food. 

me and this fin…

we are never ever ever getting back together

been screaming this at the top of my lungs since it came out. 



good thoughts. not bad thoughts. always.

on another note- i had to cut my hair. like.. not just a trim.. but like a chop. 24 hours of looking in a mirror and wanting to cry- pathetic. i know.

but then i realized that sometimes you have to do things to make your future better and stronger. in this case, allowing my hair healthy so it will grow and be better in the future.

(yep- that’s how deep i am, people. i can make a life lesson out of a haircut)

pictures from my adventures.

and pictures of myself.

because 75% of my pictures are.. of myself.

conceited? no. just cool.

the obituary of kaley: the stick in the mud.

for the longest time i was hesitant. cautious. scared.

i was what people like to call a catastrophizer- always thinking of the worst possible outcome.

but that kaley has died.

and a new kaley has been born.

i decided at the beginning of the summer that i would not say no to new opportunities. i would not say no to new adventures. i would not say no because i was scared.

all of my insecurities stopped me from having fun. they stopped me from experiencing new things. they stopped me from living life.

some of my new adventures have set me back in my progress, but i don’t regret them, at all. because i learned lessons. i grew stronger. i became a better person.

this summer has really been one i will remember for the rest of my life. the summer where i decided to have fun and live life. the summer i decided to not let stupid things get in my way. the summer i drove from las vegas to laguna beach in a convertible with the top down. i got sunburned, but it was worth it. the summer that i went to the beach and wore a swim suit even though i don’t look like a victoria’s secret model. the summer where i talked to random strangers about what they like and enjoy. the summer i took my little sister and her friend around provo and treated them like my friends. the summer that i went places by myself- because i wasn’t scared to be alone. the summer that i talked to old friends from previous stages of life instead of running away from them. the summer i went to the lake with two of my best friends and drove a boat. the summer i went to the most random japanese restaurant and got curry and dumplings. the summer i sat on a roof in sugarhouse and enjoyed the wind blowing in my hair. the summer i booked a last minute flight and went to lake powell. the summer i jumped off a houseboat, wakeboarded, and tubed in some of the roughest water i’ve ever seen. the summer i slept on the roof of a houseboat under the stars. the summer i walked in the rain in my church clothes and didn’t complain. the summer i tried a dip with cream cheese in it and actually liked it.

i still have a month left before i start the biggest adventure of my life. and i don’t plan to slow down even when that starts. it’s always good to be responsible and have a little bit of caution, but i am no longer letting my insecurities get in my way. i am not going to say no because of the fear of not being good at it or it being scary. that stage in my life is over.

bring on the adventures.

and for lack of a better phrase, YOLO.

i hate anthropologie

got my eye on two dresses at anthro.

they’ll never be on sale for $5.99 like i want them to be…

but a girl can dream.. right?

i did manage to get 293 other things at anthro.

maybe if i returned all the great sale stuff i got it would be the total of one of these dresses.

mmmm what should i do?

keep the sale stuff..

and keep dreaming about these dresses going on sale. of course.

wreck-it ralph

so many good movies coming out at the end of the year.

so excited.

here’s one:

hottiecup 2012 (aka eurocup 2012)

after a significant amount of research, i have my picks for the next round of eurocup 2012.

here goes:

match 1: czech republic vs portugal

obviously my pick is portugal. not ONLY because of cristiano ronaldo, but because of miguel veloso, joao moutinho and nelson oliveira.

match 2: germany vs greece

uhh germany. duh. not only are the players hot (like benedikt howedes, holger badstuber, andre schurrle and mario gomez) but the coach is SMOKING. and did you see that little diddy where he knocks the ball out of one of the ball boys arms? so hot. so. incredibly. hot.

match 3: spain vs france

the spanish are stacked. victor, valdes, javi martinez, xabi alfonso, fernando torres, alvaro negredo, juan mata, fernando llorente, and GERARD PIQUE. let’s be real… i would think that spain was #1 if the only hottie was gerard… but 7 bonus hotties? you’re kidding me.

match 4: england vs italy

not really that impressed with either team. at first i thought the english goalie was hot.. but then i changed my mind.. so.. this is a toss up. could go either way for me. not THAT much talent on either team. (talent meaning looks of course)