Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy is the heart...

Happy is the heart that sings loud in her car to the radio, creates a happy home full of love and laughter, enjoys the simple pleasures in life (like a coke), creates things that make her feel productive, and who can see the things in life that are worth being thankful for.

Today I am thankful for Dora...

Dora makes my little girl happy, so it makes me happy too. When you find yourself dancing at the end of the program with Dora and your toddler, you just have to be thankful for the chance to dance with them.

I am thankful for my Local grocery store.
How do you not love a store, where at the meat counter they know that you like the extra lean Hamburger.

I am thankful for music. I love, LOVE music. I love all types of music. I love that with every emotion that a person feels there is a song that portrays that same feeling. I love that when you hear a song you love, you could listen to it over and over. I love that music makes you happy.

My life is not perfect. I choose to focus my energy on the things that happen day to day that make my life wonderful, special, and unforgettable.

Now just a little notice of something happening here in the big town.

I have been invited to join the main street fair this Saturday. They are blocking off main street for the afternoon, having local entertainment, the chance to shop locally, and some local crafters joining in the festivities. I think that Santa will be there, hot chocolate, and the chance to do a little home town shopping. I will be adding a few things to the hats and flowers such as aprons and bags. Come see and support your town!!

OOOOHHHHHHH....and I got my camera this morning. I AM IN HEAVEN!! I don't think that I have been this excited about something so silly in a long time. It just makes me feel giddy inside. After I did the happy dance this morning, Aniston said "mom your weird".
Yeah, I know, I own it, and I love it. She's right, I am weird!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Today I am thankful for...

First of all, since I still don't have my camera, I am going to post old pictures...sorry!
I am thankful for my mom. I call her to talk about everything. When I have a bad day or I am upset, she is the 1st person that I want to call. When something good happens, she is the 1st person that I want to call. She is the best grandma to my girlies and they love her so much. (she hates when I put pictures of her on here. SORRY mom!)

I am thankful for the relationship that I have with my sister. Friends have come and gone, but I have always had my sister. We have been through so much and I know that we are better for it because we have had each other every step of the way.

Ohhh...this is not a very good picture, but it is one of only a few that I have. I feel very blessed to have my grandma living so close to me. I am so lucky to get to spend so much quality time together. She has taught me so many things from sewing to cooking. I just love her and my girls love her so much.

I am thankful for Walmart. I love that you can go there, get groceries, fabric, prescriptions, christmas decorations, toys, and have photos printed all while you shop. One stop, That is what I am talking about ;)

Monday, November 24, 2008

A week full of thanks...

This weeks is all about Thanksgiving.

I looked up the definition and this is what it says. I love thanksgiving. I love the food, I love the family, and I love that it is that much closer to christmas.

Main Entry: thanks·giv·ing
Pronunciation: \thaŋ(k)s-ˈgi-viŋ also ˈthaŋ(k)s-ˌ\
Function: noun
Date: 1533
1: the act of giving thanks
2: a prayer expressing gratitude
3 a: a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness bcapitalized : thanksgiving day

I think that it means a lot of different things. I think that this week I am going to focus on all the things that I am Thankful for as little and silly as they may be. I, too think that we never give enough thanks to the people that mean the most to us.

So now on to the few things that I am thankful for today.

I never thought that in this lifetime was we ever going to see gas prices in the $1.00 range again. This morning I was taking the girls to school and much to my surprise and excitement, gas is $1.99 at Holly's. Holly cow.
I am super thankful for that, as short lived as it may be ;)

I am thankful for the Food Network. When all we see on T.V. is sex, violence, and just bad things happening all over, there is the Food Network. I love it. Food is the cornerstone that brings people together. Who can be sad or upset when they are learning from the Food Network how to make the perfect turkey or a new way to make stuffing? For the last week and into this week the programming is all about Thanksgiving.

Yesterday I took my girlies to church. I am super thankful that they are well-behaved little girls. We sat through Sacrament meeting without any noise from either of them. I really am so lucky to have them. They are such good little girls. What in the world would I ever do without them? I don't want to ever find out.

(now would be a picture of them in their matching dresses, if I had a camera)

my loaner camera was returned to my father-in-law and my new camera has been ordered. It should be here on Wednesday. So Wednesday I am going to thank my UPS delivery person a million times and you will never catch me a day without that camera at an arms lenght away =)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Okay I am having a shoe party. They have all of the name brand shoes, just for WAY less than you can buy in the mall. Check out their website at I have gave out some invitations, but if you read this and you want to come, I am inviting YOU. Please come and Bring a friend, bring 2!! It is Thursday the 20st from 5 to 7.

There will also be Scentsy there. OOOHHHH...I love me some scentsy. You should come and get some of the yummy scents for Christmas or the ones that make your house smell like you have been baking all day!!!

I am making cookies, so if you don't want to come for shoes or candles, come for the cookies. I will also have my flowers and headbands and hats there to buy as well.

PLEASE COME and bring a friend!!!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

10 things that make me smile...

1. I love that my Sirius XM station on my T.V. has the Holly station. Channel 6081 plays chistmas music all the time, with NO commercials. I LOVE IT! It will be on at my house from now until New Years Day.
02 Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You - MARIAH CAREY

2. I Love that when the football team wins state the whole town comes out to cheer on the fire trucks. I love living in a Small town...

I remember following the teams when they won State wrestling, State girls and boys basketball.(and it doesn't seem like it was more than 10 years ago, lol)
We took the girls down to Main street to watch. They loved it. Team spirit is awesome!

3. I smile a little (okay a lot) to think that my girls want American Dolls for christmas. Twenty years ago, I wanted an Amercian Doll for christmas. Somethings are just classic and will always be that way =)

4. I smile because I learned something new this last week. I learned how to crochet hats and scarfs with the Knifty Knitter. This thing is awesome!! I love it!

5. Greys Anatomy makes me so Happy. How silly does that sound, but it is so true. I watch it and I just smile the entire hour.

6. I don't know who invented crock pots, but they are genius!! I love crock pots. I love that I can worry about dinner at 9:00 in the morning and then my family has a home cooked meal ready at 6:00 and I have already done all the hard work! LOVE IT!!

7. I am super happy that my husband has agreed to letting me have 3 christmas trees this year. And not one of them has to be a real live one. One in the kitchen, one in the family room, and one in the living room. I am so excited to decorate. Now if he would only agree to let me buy the girls the little sparkly pink tree I saw at Walmart I would just be estatic!! How cute would a pink little christmas tree be??

8. I love new crayons. The girls and I went grocery shopping on Saturday and I bought them a new christmas coloring book and both of them a new box of crayons. Seriously, what is better than a new sharp crayon.

9. I love glittery things. I bought some christmas balls when I was staying with my sister. They are Big and Sparkly!! I love them and can't wait to add them to my tree this year!

10. And last but definately not least...

These guys just make me smile everyday and most of the time more than once!!

What makes you smile...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Hats, flowers, and more...

Since I have had so many people ask about the hats I am going to put a list up and tell you what I have left. Then by Monday, I will have them all ready for all of you. 1st things 1st. The hats are $15.00 with a flower. $11.00 without. Flower clips are $4.00. I also have crocheted headbands that are $3.00.

Large hats___________
3 pink
1 purple
Medium hats___________
4 light pink
5 darker pink
2 purple
Small Hats____________
2 cream
1 black
6 darker pink

I am making brown hats for some orders, so if you would like a brown one just let me know.

Now this is how I sized the hats.
the small hat fit Autumns Saige. She is 9 months. They also fit a 1 year old.
the medium hats fit Emerson. She is 2. They also fit Aniston snugly. She is 6. But she has a small head.
the Large fits the little boy that I tend. He is 4 and his sister that is 6. the Large hats also fit me snugly.

Now for the flowers.

I have 28 brown flowers
3 light purple
5 drk purple
2 red
7 maroon
2 green
4 yellow
1 light yellow
1 drk pink
5 hot pinks. (the hot pink in the pic has a be happy center. I can add anything to it. Keep it real or add a button.
2 whites
1 cream.

Leave a comment if you would like to order. Leave your email address. I will get a hold of you within the next 2 days and then we will figure out the best payment and delivery schedule. Thanks so much. You will all love them!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tagged and some random ramblings

Dawn tagged me forever ago...I am a tag slacker.

7 Things I Can Do
1. Make the perfect pie crust from scratch.
2. Make my bed every morning. (its a must)
3. Remember random dates.
4. Diagnose a rotator cuff tear.
5. Draw.
6. Make the best bread from scratch.
7. Sew.

7 Things I Can't Do
1. Deal with mice in my house!
2. Keep up on my laundry.
3. Make a quick decision.
4. Go a day without talking to my mom and sister.
5. Keep the girls' room clean.
6. read and understand a sewing pattern
7. Go a morning without coffee.

7 Things That Attracted Me to Ryan
1. His smile.
2. His dimples. (the same dimples that I see when I look at my girls)
3. His seriousness.
4. His love of the outdoors.
5. His need to feel loved.
6. His practicalness (if that is even a word).
7. His romantic side;)

7 Things I Say Most Often
1. "I love You"
2. "Please, be nice to your sister!"
3. "no, no"
4. "Hurry, We are late!"
5. "How was school today?"
6. "What did you have for school lunch?"
7. "How was work today, honey?"

7 People I Admire
1. Mom (always expected the best out of us)
2. Grandma (she is the most caring person that I know)
3. My husband (he loves us no matter what)
4. Teachers. It would be the hardest, most rewarding, and most thankless job out there.
5. Danyette (for taking a leap of faith and moving across the US, I would never have dared do it. I think you are very brave.)
6. My sister. She has been through a lot and she is amazing. I love her.
7. Sarah Palin. I think she was darling. She didn't care that people made fun of her down home roots. She was passionate, strong, and so charasmatic. Go, Girls. Anything is possible.

7 Favorite Foods
1. A thick juicy Medium Rare steak.
2. Fettachini Alfredo
3. BREAD (bread is a food, right?)
4. Chinese food...sweet and sour chicken, ham fried rice, egg drop soup and chow mein.
5. Pulled pork from Texas Roadhouse
6. Thanksgiving dinner(turkey, stuffing, rolls, and homemade apple pie, yummy, I can't wait!!)
7. Crab...for all the work, it is totally worth it!

7 People to Tag
1. Bree
2. Ashley
3. Britania
4. Starli
5. Jenn
6. Shawna
7. Lindsey

Now that the Boutique is over I am ready to concentrate on Christmas. (Yeah!! I am soooo excited) I have set a goal for myself. I want to make all of my Christmas presents. I have all of the ideas. (but I can't post them, because all of my family reads this.) so if you want to know email me. And if you get my homeade gift and you hate that it is homeade. I am sorry. It is just something that I wanted to do. Someone asked me in the grocery store for some ideas for christmas presents for neighbors and friends. I have a lot of them. I am going to put some things together and then I will post (with pics of course) later. For now I am sewing hats from some orders that I took. If you would like one or some flower clips. Leave a comment about what you exactly want or Email me what you want. (my email is I will get you hooked up.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I'm still alive...

What a weekend!! I had a blast at the Mistletoe Mall. By the time I got over there, I had worked my self into a nervous frenzy! I got there, set up, and then the people started coming. I didn't have a minute to think about it. It was really good and I think that I did really well. I had fun and I think that I may even do it again! (Dani, the pics are for you;) Of course there are pics)

My sister came down for the weekend and I ended up going home with her. She is having some complications with her pregnancy and needed some moral support. We shopped a little, made the kids some pajamas, learned how to crochet hats, and got to talk alot! I just love her so much and I am so lucky to have her as a sister. No matter what happens with this sweet little baby BOY, I am going to be by your side, sis. We will survive it, we always do!!

My uncle, who has been waiting for a liver transplant, got a call Sunday to come to the U of U. There was a match. After a little disapointment, the next day he was called back again. This time it actually happened. I don't know all of the details just yet, but it looks really good! We are so happy for them. We wish them good luck and get well wishes!

I am feeling a lot of mixed emotions. I have hesitated to talk about religion on this blog. People who know me, know that I am not generally a religous person. Not that I don't know that there is a God and not that I don't believe, because I do. There is just so much more to it. But several things have happened to me lately. Several conversations about the matter. One person who started the thought ball rolling in my head. Situations, like my sisters complications, where my mom even talked about religion. My 6 year old being 1 and a half years away from babtisim, that made me start to think more seriously about it. I just feel so lost and so confused and a tiny bit SCARED!!
(Sorry for the rambling. I just totally needed to say it out loud to someone.)

Friday, November 7, 2008

I'm very excited...

I have been having internet problems for the last 5 days, which turned out to be a good thing. I have been sewing and getting ready for the Mistletoe Mall. I am very nervous and super excited!!

My mom and I Had chinese last week and my fortune cookie had two fortunes in it. Is that good luck or bad luck? I am not sure, but this is what they said and I am thinking that it is good!
And I am taking it to be good and I to be geared toward my booth at the Mistletoe Mall.

So come to the Mistletoe Mall and buy some cute stuff. Friday from 5 to 9 and Saturday from 10 to 5 at the Gunnison High School!
I hope to see you there!

Here are the hats that I made. I love them and the girls love wearing them =)

That is why you are hearing the song...Don't worry about a thing. I am trying really hard not to worry...but for me it is HARD!!

And one last thing. Autumn, thanks for the card. It was the 1st birthday card that I got and it was just what I needed to hear, when I was feeling a little crazy about the Boutique!! thanks!

Saturday, November 1, 2008 overview

AAAWWWWW...the cutest little witches!

With Halloween being over and gone, I just want to take a few minutes to write down a few things to remember. I took Aniston to school Friday morning, and after having a week full of hot, beautiful 70 degree weather, it looked like it might end up not being such a great day for little trick'or'treaters. But it did make me smile a little. The night before the wind blew all night, forcing all of the leaves that were hanging on, to be blown to the ground. Sad for the last signs of summer to be gone, but making such a beautiful setting for Halloween. There were grey clouds in the sky giving off a sort of creepy feeling and I just smiled. It was beautiful and it was perfect.

It was "crazy hair" day at school and we did Aniston's hair in braids like Pippy Longstocking. I thought that she was so cute and she was worried that everyone would laugh at her. While Aniston was at school, Emerson and I went to Richfield to run a few errands, buy some Halloween candy, and go to grandma Tracy's work for the Halloween parade. My mom always dresses up in these great costumes and this year was no exception. She was Lucille Ball. She was so cute.

We got home, picked-up Aniston and headed to Centerfield. Emerson had been eating candy since 10:00 and was just a little bit "sugared-up". I was thinking to myself that this day was never going to end and then I remembered about smiling this morning about how it was going to be so fun and so perfect. We got home and got the girls a snack and got dressed a little warmer. Even with the clouds, it was so warm and so great for trick or treating. We usually have to sport our winter coats out, but not this year. It was great. The kids loved trick or treating. Emerson would take each peice of candy from the bowl and just hold it in her hand until she showed me and I had to talk her into putting it into her bag. Towards the end of the Sunnybrook loop she had it figured out. We got back home and had some trick or treaters come to our house. The girls answered the door and Aniston was giving out candy. Emerson, instead of giving candy, reached into the girls bag to take candy from her. I guess it would be a little confusing to my sweet little 2 year old.
We visited grandparents and then headed home for pizza and a movie. We watched Winnie the Pooh Hephalumps 1st Halloween. What a perfect ending to a perfect day!!