Friday, January 13, 2012

Remembering Wholeness...

I have told about umpteen million people about this book...and about that many more have asked me about it.  Carol Tuttle's Remembering Wholeness is quite possibly the best, most helpful, validating, calming, amazing book I've ever read.  Her message is simple: connect with your "source" to claim the life you've always wanted.  Carol is an LDS author, but this is not an LDS book.  She shares her message in such a way that it's received by members of all faiths. Because I share many of her core beliefs, Remembering Wholeness really struck home with me.  Almost every single page of my copy is dog-eared, highlighted, underlined, filled with notes and thoughts or falling out from constant use.  I use this book in the morning...and then again before I fall asleep, after I read my scriptures.

I also have a TON of Carol's other goodies, too! MANY talks, other books and workbooks, and courses.  They were ALL worth it!  I can't believe how big of a blessing she's been in my life.

PLEASE visit Carol's site and have a peek around! All of her stuff is available under the store tab (It's been a LONG time since I've been able to find her books in stores!), but the rest of her site is pretty dang amazing too!

Hope you enjoy!

Much Love,


Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Loves...

I have a few new Loves in my life... Want to meet them?

This is my Christmas. It was a surprise a week early, so I could practice and play it during the Christmas Program in Sacrament Meeting ON Christmas day. It sounds and smells and IS amazing. :)  Thank you Santa's! (Yes, about 4 were involved in this delivery!)  He doesn't have a name yet, but I'm thinking it needs to be something cut and hunky.  Suggestions?


Yes, I know that Hallelujah isn't new.  It's classic!!! It's a New Love, however, because guess what...I can ACTUALLY PLAY SOME OF IT!!! It's haunting and lovely and peaceful and calming...and it's my goal for the next few months to perfect it.  Wish me luck.

Have you met my most favorite thing in the WHOLE world?

This is my nephew.  My sweet, sweet Ethan Jon.  I am so lucky that Brandon and Andrea have trusted me enough to let me play as often as I get to.  This pic was on his 2 week birthday...he is now almost 4 months old!!! I can't believe it!

He is growing up SO fast!!!  Thank you, Mr. Ethan for loving me as much as I love you...

Much Love,


Monday, January 2, 2012

Why do I always give away the stuff I make...?

Seriously.  I love you guys, but I so want to be able to justify making something that stays with me!  Haha! You know...if I make something for me, I'm being selfish and wasting my time doing blank instead blank...  At least that's what I spend a lot of my time telling myself.
Anyway, I've been working on this happy bit for about 3 weeks and it wasn't until a few days ago that I found the perfect picture for the frame.  Promise me, Brie that YOU WON'T LOOK AT THE PICTURE!!! Cause, yes.  It's for you... ;)

The super cute gelatin mold is from one of Wild Olive's happy patterns from the Food Friends 2 pack.  So stinking cute! I can't wait until I have time to make them ALL...and maybe even keep one of them for myself...

Much Love,


Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I've done a lot of thinking about the "BIG" things that I should accomplish this next year.  I did some pretty amazing things in 2011...even if they weren't marked momentous in the lives of everyone else! Ha! What's sad is even though they all meant the world to me...I didn't get around to documenting them here.  Lame.'s a simplified version of my ta-da's from this last year:

*realizing, getting prepared and ready and attending the temple
*FINALLY being "ready" to teach guitar
*moving on
*beginning and FINISHING the worlds more difficult baby quilt for my most favorite thing in the world (it was a serious dangerous, hard, forced creativity, time consuming, butt kicking project...)
*losing poundage
*decorating on a fairly regular basis...for a couple of months straight...
*understanding the Atonement
*figuring out my "Type".  Yep, I'm a ONE!!!
*being the best tanta ever! ;)
*playing guitar with my daddy on Christmas day during the Sacrament Meeting Christmas program...

...I just looked at my list of wants from January...  Not many of them happened.  I guess it was because I was busy doing 800 million other things... :)

Here is my current list of wants for 2012.  I'm sure it's going to change 365 times, but that's okay.  As long as I've got something awesome going on, I'm happy... ;)

*Learn how to run 
*Keep losing
*Embroider more (PS, I ADORE Wild Olive!!!)
*the BIG one
*go to the temple at least twice a month
*keep teaching (and learning) the guitar
*get over the dang stage fright already!
*read a new book each month
*get Christmas made by Thanksgiving...
*buy a new car
*change my self perceptions...
*blog more...let's aim for at least once a week... ;)

Keep your fingers crossed for me...

Much Love,


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Christmas...

Much Love,


***Thank you, cute Des for the most amazing pic.  I swiped it... ;)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


My.  Dad.  Is.  Awesome...

Much Love,


Tuesday, August 9, 2011


{image via pinterest. /}

I first found this from Marta, who just happens to have a crazy classy blog that I adore, and thought that it was absolutely PERFECT for today...seeing how, it's less than 12 hours until Go Time...  ;)

Much Love,