Monday, December 28, 2009

Oh Rene...



beat it from Alaina Gutierrez on Vimeo.

you've had better performances. ha

How amazing would it be...

to wake up in the morning and go outside on your patio and see this:amazing right? I've always dreamt of living in the city someday, even if it's for a short while, I'd be content.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I've posted it before and I'll post it again...

“ I wanted you to fight for me! I wanted you to say there is no one else that you could ever be with and that you would rather be alone than without me. I wanted the Lucas Scott from the beach that night; telling the world that he’s the one for me. ”
-Brooke Davis

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

“ To grow mature is to separate more distinctly, to connect more closely ”
- Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Yesterday was so much fun.

Today was....confusing?

Tonight shall be phenomenal.

Tomorrow will be hectic.

THEN CHRISTMAS!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Redecorating

my room at my parents house. I decided to pick the bed spread first and then work from there. The only problem is I can't chose between a few...






Help me decide? Along with ideas for wall colors, decoration etc.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Happy Birthday To You,


Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthdaaaaaay Dear Aubre, Happy Birthday To You!!!

My dearest sister,
You are not only my sister, but my best friend. I have looked up to you more than you know over the years. I can not imagine not having you in my life, without you I wouldn't have anyone to calm down after falling UP the stairs (you) due to being too excited about watching Enchanted with her lil sister (me). I love you and always always will.
x0-Alaina

Friday, December 18, 2009

Finals Are Over...

what other way to celebrate, other than Disneyland with great company!?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

everything from Alaina Gutierrez on Vimeo.

so i know i may be off...but this is me taking a break from studying. don't laugh...too hard.
and no mom, this has nothing to do with a boy. so give it up...it's just me being me!

Dear Finals,

Why do I keep you around? I do not love you, I do not even like you. So please don't bother ever coming back into my life. Please and thank you.
Yours truly,
Alaina

my saturday late night snack


amazing, right?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Great Company

Danny and Hannah came along to my parents house to have a nice home cooked meal with me tonight. My parents delicious pasta to be exact. Also, I can't forget about my sister's amazing monkey break. Mmm scrumptious!
Sometimes it's just so nice to get away from campus and return home, even if it just for the evening. ESPECIALLY since it is christmas time, with the fire burning in the fire place and the smell of something always baking!
We enjoyed our time eating, conversing drinking bad coffee and finishing up homework. (oh and don't forget about making fun of alaina) Danny and Hannah you two mean so much to me. Thank you for being such amazing friends. I love you guys!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I feel sorta guilty for posting this, BUT I'm going to anyways...


I’m going to need to see a birth certificate to confirm this dude is 17. He just can’t be. I refuse to believe it.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Dear Jon Day,
Happy Birthday my brotha! I love you so incredibly much and thank God for such an amazing man as my brother-in-law. I hope you have rad one.
x0-'Bug'

Monday, December 7, 2009

"If you had your hands on the stove and they were already burnt, would you keep them there until your hands fell off?"
-a good friend of mine that has been a blessing in disguise

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The way I feel right now:

weird.
confused.
busy.
happy.
emotional.
gassy.
sassy.
welcomed.
used.
tired.

amongst so many more things.
God's totally walkin me through it all though...so I'm good to go!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Soooo I could not help but laugh...a lot at this commercial.

Happiest Place on Earth

Yup Disneyland. Even though you can not tell that's where this picture was taken. Here's my lovely sister and adorable nephew. In all the events going on in our lives we still make time to have a lil fun and meet up at the most magical place.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A great way to start December off right...

Today I’m going to put my biggest dream(s) down on my blog in the hopes that one day (soon) I’ll figure out how to make it come true. I believe it’s important to let a dream exist on its own. Be it in written form - or spoken. I’m planting this seed in the hopes that it will grow. Ok, Here goes….

I wish to live simply, to leave more of a mark on the people in my life and less of a mark on the planet that sustains us. And of course to ultimately live a life according to God's plan for me without trying to alter it in any way shape or form.


Scouts Honor.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

James

2Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.

By far one of my favorite books in the Bible is James.
A quick note to My God:
I love you with all I have to give. You've shown me a lot in just such short time. I continue to live in awe of you Lord. With out you I am nothing. NOTHING! I want to be something for YOU.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree

Now that Thanksgiving and my birthday are over I can finally get in the Christmas spirit!
I had the Holiday Blend at The Coffee Bean tonight which was superb!
Magical things are going to start happening!

I would totally recommend for a genuine, clean laugh.
Perfect movie to end my birthday with.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I wish you copious amounts of turkey (or tofurkey), good company, and love.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Love,

Alaina

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

what are friends for...


Entertainment? CHECK
Laughter? CHECK
Deep talks? CHECK
To pick you up when you are down? CHECK
Photo booth photoshoot? DOUBLE CHECK

Rene, you've been one of my closest friends since sophomore year in high school can you believe it!?


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday = No fun day (this sunday, that is)


So today I did a whole lot of nothin! Wanna know why? I'm sick...grrrr.
I literally laid in bed all day until now.
Here's what my day consisted of:
  • woke up around 10:30 (after not being able to sleep more than 20 min straight)
  • parents came to give me meds (yeah yeah I'm a baby)
  • parents stayed.
  • watched heroes
  • watched What a Girl Wants (amanda bynes you are ridiculously annoying, yet so entertaining)
  • watched Bride Wars (=])
  • FINALLY ate. Mmm delicious veggie soup!
  • Got up to walk around (without being dizzy)
Now I am downstairs watching a christmas movie with the roomie, while enjoying a nice warm cup of tea!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Today's my best friend of 14 years has turned 20!

It's crazy cool how much we have been through together.
I could not imagine my life without her!


I love you BECKO!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009



iPhone 4G Design Product


uhhh helllooooo, you're beautiful!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

CODY UPDATE

Cody is my sister's nephew and I've mentioned before how he was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 9 and he is now almost 14 here's an update:


Dear Family and Friends,

More good news to share!!! Cody just started using his walker over the week end and is already making it his primary mode of getting around...except, of course if we are in a situation that requires long periods of time.

We started our day heading to the clinic for a doctor visit. In route we discussed whether to use his walker or wheelchair. He opted for the walker as he wanted to surprise the doctor. As we walked into the clinic, all the staff and nurses, were totally blown away as Cody came "strolling" into the front office. They all clapped and hurrahed.

He "stood" on the scales (this is a big deal because up until now, in order to get his weight, I had to weigh in first then pick him up and weigh in again - subtract my weight), he stood up against the wall to get his height, 1/4" shy of 5'. We then went into the assigned room to wait for the doctor. She knocked and opened the door...stood there, jaw dropped as she noted the missing wheelchair. Cody proudly announced that he is walking. She asked him to walk for her. He gladly obliged. She smiled from ear to ear as she watched him and said....."Wow Cody! Unbelievable! You are a miracle!!!!"

She also said that she was at a "tumor board" meeting earlier in the morning- these pow-wow shappen every other week with the radiologists, oncologists, therapists, neurologists, nutritionists and all the other "ists". She said that there were 3 radiologists discussing and debating Cody's last MRI...they could not all conclusively determine what that "new" something was on his spine, but it is likely not a tumor, they could agree that one of the tumors on his mid spine was gone!!! This is awesome news! We are so grateful to God for this and all of the other many miracles in this journey! He will have another MRI in December (every 2 months for awhile).

After the clinic we headed over to CHOC for physical therapy...Cody did awesome and again, everyone there also clapped and hurrahed. A couple of weeks ago we had run into one of the oncologists in the parking lot. I told him Cody was close to walking. He suggested that when he did start walking, to go up to the oncology floor to say hello to the nurses as they would love to see Cody's progress and it would make their day. So we did that today. We snuck up to the 3rd floor. The first nurse we ran into was one that had lost her own son to cancer and was particularly concerned for Cody. She was ecstatic. She took us over to the nurses station to show Cody off. They were all so happy to see him. Then Cody requested to see one doctor in particular, but she was in a meeting. The nurses took us over to the meeting room anyway and opened the door for Cody to walk in. The doctor was so surprised and taken back, she was moved to tears. Cody was all smiles. She told him, "you not only made my day, you made my whole year!!" (She said this after she told him multiple times that he is a miracle.) Cody was the man of the hour and it truly energized him.

Had to share this day with you......just thinking about where we were vs. where we are has humbled us beyond words.
Thank you for praying, caring and hanging in there with us on this journey.

The Days



Please continue praying for The Day's. Cody is a true miracle!

x0-A

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Eco Friendly Gift wrapping: Turn your paper grocery bags inside out, wrap your packages in them, and use this SUPER awesome lace tape to hold them in place. It’s stylish, economical, and will make mother earth HAPPY.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

so far so good


so so sooooooo good.

The fast is going amazing! I thought I would be hungry a lot in between meals, but I have more energy now then I've had since I was probably twelve!

A few of my good friends were curious about it and they want to join with me, so Tiffany and Kolin good luck to you two...you both are in my prayers!

Somewhere I want to go at the moment:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

welcome to November, my favorite month of the whole year!

I have begun fasting. yes. me...until thanksgiving to be exact.
It's call "a daniel's fast"
“In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.” Daniel 10:2, 3
I have been praying for things in my life to change and as I was speaking with a friend about it I remembered another girlfriend of mine that had wanted the same exact thing and she did this fast and God has worked in her life more than ever!
It's only day one and to be completely honest it really isn't that hard (yet) all I can eat are fruits, vegetables and nuts. My mom (bless her heart) as soon as I told her about it, an hour later she was at Costco buying me all the things she could think of that I could eat.
The most important thing about this fast is the prayer so please keep me in yours!

i'll be back to update you in a few days!

x0-Alaina
I think this is a great cause...check it out.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sometimes I wish my life was a musical

I’m in Coffee Bean, waiting for my order and it is extremely crowded… The TV has a scrolling bar of E! News and there was just a story on Glee… This has inspired me to break into song…

Don’t stand ~ Don’t stand ~ Don’t stand so close to me!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Just in case you didn't know already..

10 things I wish I could say to 10 different people
1. you have no idea how much I miss you.
2. I wish I was closer to help you through this.
3. Do you know how happy you make me? do you?
4. Thank you for always believing in me.
5. That little hand written card you sent me, meant everything!
6. I am praying for you. Multiple times a day!
7. I need your help.
8. I am really glad that I met you.
9. You have to see this super cute outfit I bought.
10. I love you Monica!


9 things about myself
1. I believe in God more than I did yesterday.
2. my boyfriend is my best friend.
3. I love old things.
4. I miss my grandma.
5. Shopping is another source of nourishment.
6. I want my parents to be proud of me.
7. I take a walk by myself everyday.
8. I underestimate my abilities.
9. I love feminity and softness and being a woman.

8 ways a boy can win my heart

1. sings to me.

2. he believes in me.

3. is always kind to people.

4. PRAYS WITH ME.

5. takes care of his friends.

6. is a dork.

7. goes on adventures with me.

8. is not ashamed to call me his

7 things I couldn't live without doing

1. laying on a blanket in the sun on an open field with my arts and crafts/book.

2. listening to peoples stories.

3. seeing the people I love, truly happy

4. Snuggling up with mom and laughing.

5. holding a sleeping baby.

6. doing something nice without expecting anything in return.

7. laughing until it hurts with my friends.

6 things I'm trying to change in my life
1. Paranoia.
2. Learning to invest and save more money.
3. Be a better cook!!! CAN NOT EMPHASIZE this enough.
4. Stop procrastinating homework.
5. Take better care of my health.
6. Become an absolute asset to something/someone.

5 people who inspire me
1. My Parents - individually for very different reasons
2. My Sister - because she teaches me to remember my childhood
3. My God Parents - I want a marriage and partnership like they have
4. Nicks Parents- they inspire me to have a marriage someday with God as the center of my relationship
5. Ashton Kutcher- he makes me want to make everyone laugh as much as he does.


4 things I think I do pretty well
1. find a good bargain (I’m good at turning trash to treasure!)
2. find goodness in each day
3. make new friends
4. lending a helping hand.

3 songs that you listen to often (currently)
1. Sweetest thing- U2
2. One Head Light- The Wallflowers
3. Down- Jay Sean

2 things you want to do before you die
1. Be a mother
2. Win the loto

1 confession

I pick flowers off the bush outside.


Saturday, October 24, 2009



Gabby and I are nerds. That's how I would explain us in one word. We get super silly when we are together, laugh at the most random things and you know what, I absolutely love it. God has truly blessed me by putting her in my life. She's a strong woman in her faith, school and has the biggest heart for her friends. I love you Gabba Gabba.

I don’t know what it is this year… but I am so excited about Christmas. Last year, I barely got my Christmas shopping done in time but this year… I can feel the holiday spirit sneaking up inside me already. Confession: I actually watched Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is You” video on youtube tonight. I know, I know… what the heck??

We don’t have room for a Christmas tree. Or even a fireplace to hang stockings. But I can’t wait to see this city decorated in lights and red bows. I can’t wait to go to the tree lighting and our neighborhood celebrations. I can’t wait to eat way too many candy canes. I can’t wait for Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer to come on tv. I can’t wait to go home and spend a good, long time with family.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


“luxurious, pedicure-friendly boots to provide warmth that flip-flops can’t, eliminate your waiting time, and keep your pretty (wet) painted toes exposed to dry” From the Bootie Pie Boots Website

WHAT THE….?? These are the ugliest boots I’ve come across.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are

























Watching Where the Wild Things Are this weekend reminded me of my childhood when my daddy would read this book to me in my room before I went to bed. We would go on many adventures along with the book. One of many great memories with my daddy!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Questions:

1. Are you addicted too?

2. Do your tubes disappear as often as mine do? Only to resurface after I’ve caved in and bought a brand new one?

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Isn’t this dress the cat’s meow?

From the Marchesa Spring 2009 collection. amazing amazing.

Monday, October 12, 2009



that's what I'm doing starting today. I told all my friends so that they can be a support system, because God knows I'll need it, because of all the tempting yummy's in the caf.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I need

to take more pictures so I can share with you how much fun I am having!


PS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU THAT YOU'RE IN NEW YORK WITH OUT ME ;)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Disneyland

One thing I love about going to disneyland with new friends...learning new tricks! I had a lot of fun with Kristin, Gabby and Travis yesterday at dland.
I can spend so much time there and never get sick of it. ever!

My favorite time to go is during this season and christmas time of course. I love all the colors Autumn brings, its so calming to me.

Also another perk is that there's tourist...oh man how I love to watch (and make fun of)!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Revamped Room



If you didn't know this already, I moved. I'm now in a town house in the University Place apartments on campus. It consists of two bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, a kitchen and living area, plus it is two stories!

Here's my half of the room:

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Dear Blog,


Oh how I have missed you! Let's see where to start...

I've had a lot going on this past week starting last Saturday: my computer completely crashed. yup donzo with my PC and now I am a MAC owner and absolutely love it! I have yet to fully understand all its lil tricks, but am learning every day with the help of my lovely friends.

Next up Sunday: A bunch of us went to the Newport Beach to just relax from the week of school. I spent a lot of the time in the water, which you can imagine made me super sleepy Sunday night!

Monday-Thursday: I had classes including on Friday, but my parents came to have lunch with me and that was just peachy. I do miss them and they only live 15 minutes away! Silly me.
That night I finally got to hang out with Nick for longer than 20 min or other than doing homework together, which of course is always a cherished.

Now: I am relaxing at my parents home before me and Becky go to Knotts Scary Farm tonight with her co-workers.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Farmers Market: Riverside

So this morning I woke up bright and early to go to the downtown riverside farmers market.Oh boy was it an adventure getting there. Gabby, Hannah, Jenny and I decided to take advantage of the public transportation that we can take for free by being a student at CBU. Well we knew where we had to go, but did not know what stop to get off on and we found this out once we were already on the bus. Silly us. Luckily we hadn't passed it yet and got off and only had to find a bank for quick cash.

We had such an amazing time and realized Saturday mornings shouldn't be wasted away, instead we want to start exploring. So that's exactly what we are going to start doing!

Look at these beautiful flowers we purchased:














I also got fresh strawberry's, but didn't get a chance to take a picture of them. You can bet I'm going to make something delicious with them, because yes I am learning how to cook and I have been a few nights a week!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

First few days...

here at CBU have been amazing!! I've seriously never been so happy at a school. It's funny how God still surprises me with lil things that blow my mind away!
So far my Global Studies class is my favorite, I got so excited and pumped that I text my daddy to look something up which he though was pretty awesome...its a bit on the long side, but I totally recomend you watching it if you have time!

I will be having a surprise for you guys as well...not as thrilling as Gods, but still pretty sweet!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Rose Garen 21

Yup this is my half of the room! It's so exciting!! Right now I came back to my place to eat because I've been on the go! It's hectic! Everyone is so nice and I absolutely love it!!
I'll keep you updated!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Venice/Santa Monica

More so Santa Monica and Malibu haha
Tamara and I decided to take a lil adventure yesterday down to Venice Beach. We should we were in Venice but the truth was we were in Santa Monica. While there I was pummeled by a flippin boulder in the ocean and now my shin is swollen and the bruise has turned green. YUCK!
After being there for a good hour or so we decided to meet up with her friends. Let's just say it was an adventure just getting there. Once we were there it was a complete different adventure. We were just happy to be young (me not her ;) and alive!
The drive home was full of making fun of our day.
All in all I can tell this year with her is going to be so much fun!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I've been MIA

due to my computer have 47 threats!!
Ridiculous right? I had no idea how it happened until Nick was over here for 2 hours trying to fix it! Turns out I had deleted my anti-virus and whoops didn't know you needed that ;)
Anyways...OH how I've missed you my lil blog!
Here's the short version of my past week:
  • I came home from Vegas
  • Home for a day
  • Left for San Diego
  • Best Friend time in the hotel
  • Warped Tour
  • Came home from San Diego
  • SLEPT!
  • Came Monday I decided to look for a job.
So I'm sorry to say, but it is not as hard to get a job as everyone works it up to be. It's all about timing. Say I've been to 10 places...I've gotten 9 interviews. So I have interviews all this week which I'm stoked about! Finally getting back into the game!
Wish me luck with them!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Let there be light!

Just so happens the day I come home from Vegas the power in half of Norco is out due to Edison. Thanks Edison!!!
But FINALLY it's back on!
So I had a lot of fun on our lil mini vacation. Tons of relaxing by the pool! (which was beautiful, had a nice HUGE lazy river and let me tell you how lazy I was...super LAZY, that I fell asleep in the water. whoopsie!)
Now I'm getting ready for my other mini vaca this weekend in San Diego!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

And we're off

To Las Vegas for half the week!
Be back Wednesday...try not to miss me too much ;)

Saturday, August 15, 2009


A bicycle attachment that blows bubbles? I’m pretty sure I came up with the blueprints for this invention when I was 7 years old.

what joy.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Confession

I have been busy!! Here we go:

Wednesday: I helped the beautiful Alyssa T-bo move back to school down by the beach. I learned something hilarious about me, well I kinda already knew it, but it really showed...I LOVE to organize. Like woah. It's an obsession. I unpacked most her boxes and she just watched as I went to work and I enjoyed every minute of it! I'm gonna have a field day when I get to unpack my entire apartment (which I only have 20 days left.)
I ended up spending the night there due to buying coffee at 11 pm and staying up till 5am talking with her and reminding ourselves of old times! It's always a pleasure to spend time with an old friend.
Thursday: Tamara (my adorable roomie), her mom received free tickets to Laguna's Sawdust Festivalwhich in fact I was dying to go to since I hadn't been in a good 4 years! Its so amazing to me, art that is. I love talking and hearing every single artist story behind a painting or piece of jewelry. My favorite there was a mixed media tree of life, I wish I had a picture of it!
After, I took her to my secret spot in Laguna Beach where we had fun taking and getting pictures taken of us by this sweet woman!
Friday: I went with Kelsea to her Step Ahead event at CBU (which she is attending with me in the fall) I absolutely love my school! Everything and everyone is beautiful there! The downside of the trip was she registered really late so she got stuck with a bogus schedule for the first semester.
I cheered her up by taking her to the worlds largest Forever 21. Yes and I do mean the actual LARGEST Forever 21. Three stories to be exact. It is the one where Nick works out (really weird having him there in my favorite store while I have 3 shopping bags full of clothes.) I did way too much damage! But on the bright side of the shopping spree I bought what I am wearing to Warped tour (Alyssa I know you were worried about it)
And now I just got back from a lovely dinner out with the family and I am waiting for Nick to come over so we can go hang out with B.A.N.D (Becky. Alaina. Nick. Daniel)
How was your week?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009



I’ve been seriously considering accupuncture to relieve stress and help all around with my physical wellness. Have any of you had any experience with accupuncture? Positive or Negative? I’d love to hear about your experience.

x0-A