Saturday, September 29, 2012


To the woman who had the vintage mid size
globe in her cart at the thrift store!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

This IS the place!!

Now that Utah has it's own IKEA!
Is getting it's own Trader Joe's
When does Mr. Joe's open? Do you know?
Has a darling Anthroplogie!
Is getting a West Elm!
Host a rock'n Pottery Barn!
We just need a Grocery Outlet and we'd be set!!
Brigham Young knew what he was talking about when he said
"This is the place!!"
Happy Fall!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Temple!



Last night I went to a pre-birthday party for our temple!
I love how the entrance was decorated.
I loved the celebration even better!

Some times thrifting looks like this:

I Love Pottery Barn Books!
I love Aqua, Birds and Pottery Barn Teen!
(Rug after a bath!)

I love a good "Cheep" thrift!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Candy Corn!

While driving some where last night I handed
a candy pumpkin to one of the cute girls at the group home
 (where I work). I then asked her if a pumpkin is a fruit or a vegetable?
She looked at me perplexed and said
"It's a candy!"

Monday, September 17, 2012

It's the little things...


*The 1.50 items at Michael's were on clearance!
My little sister and I spent over an hour going
through everything and finding sweet finds!!
She got her Christmas neighbor gifts. I got the 1
cent ring above. I LOVE a good deal!
*Today at Walmart I asked if I could get the die-ing plants
marked down. I was told "no they we're just throwing them away!"
What the heck!!
*I hate to drive by the temple w/ it's gates locked and no
people in sight!
*The 97 cent nail polish at Target is cheap. It's a no go!
*I love this fallish weather.
Happy Fall!!


Saturday, September 15, 2012


Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.

ralph waldo emerson

Thursday, September 13, 2012


*Today I woke up at 6 AM! It was surprisingly DARK!
*I saw the sky turn pink around the temple. BEAUTIFUL!
*It was cold before the sun came up.
*I was able to spend 7 hours on the temple grounds.
*First I ushered in the baptistery! LOVELY!
*I saw ALL walks of life.
*I saw eyes glow w/ love for the temple.
*I admire WHOLE families who came to the temple so EARLY!
*I got to see the brides room. The brides room is not on the
public tour because there is no way to get
 so many people in and out smoothly! So each day
it sits clean and pure and perfectly sparkling. Waiting!
Kind of like a new bride waiting for her day!
*Mid day I went out side to greet people in the plaza in
front of the temple.
*It was fun to see people from all walks of life. All colors
and all manner of dress.
*I took millions of pictures for people!
*Some people have SUPER nice cameras!
So nice I thought about what would happen if I dropped one!
(OOOooo not good!)
*Kids loved the fountain!
*One kid put his WHOLE head under water! His parent weren't fans!
*It is amazing how people who have never met, and
have no training or preparations
can pull off such a HUGE task DAILY and w/ very few hiccups!
*In my early morning meeting it was said they have had 340,00 people visit
the temple. Some days 6,000 visit! Amazing!
*I got a killer sunburn while taking "millions" of pictures!
*I had to share my genealogy and life status far to many times to
people who kinda know me. Sighhh!!
*A german reporter had a guided VIP speaking tour. She asked LOTS of
tough questions. One she asked was if we wore clothing in the font.
I am sure glad we do!!

What a blessing!

"The temple is the house of the Lord.
The basis for every
temple ordinance and covenant…
is the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Every activity,
every lesson, all we do in the Church,
point to the Lord and His holy house."
—Russell M. Nelson

Last Night

A co-worker prompted me to come up w/ a craft
for the group home ladies I work w/.
Cheap and quick is the best route!
Toilet paper, a stick and some tissue paper and
we were done. They look so cute lined up on the
TV cabinet! Andddd when pumpkin time is over...they are
back to their useful self w/ little waste and no storage!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fall Ya'll!

*Life gives me tiny ulsters!
*The pumpkin books I made last year
are displayed! Love! (see above)
*I love my tiny Nef! (Nephew)
*I love open window weather!
*My current fav. show is...
BBC's 24 hours in the ER! Love the Red Phone!
*What did we do before Google?
*Sadly peach season is over!
*Garden tomatoes no more! Sniff Sniff!
*Yesterday I had a tooth ach repaired! Two
shots later I am good as new!
*I am not a fan of silver fillings!
*Once while teaching preschool a child asked
my why I had bugs in my teeth.
They were my silver feelings!
Happy Fall!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

How to make a Kitchen:

My mom would like to re-make her kitchen!
Her Kitchen is out of date!
Kinda like day old bread!
Day old Honey Oak Bread!
She'd like a little more 
A hand full of architectual detail.
Corbels? Yes Please!
7 or 8!
A dash of darling lighting!!
Sprinkle in a little beadboard!
A subway tile here or there!
One of these:
and these:
Out pops a perfectly cottagey kitchen!!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Join us for PEACH DAYS!
This weekend! 

Monday, September 3, 2012


I love natural! I love cheap!
Not a fan of dry lips!
This little is number my favorite new find at
the Dollar Tree!