Tuesday, October 27, 2009

{So not Chicken....}

So I just thought I would post for those of you who havent seen me yet to let you know that I overcame my little chicken inside me. I finally succumbed to the wishes to cut my hair off. All nine inches to be exact. I have to say I was really nervous the day before, and was still in debate over if I really wanted to get rid of most of my hair. Why is it that hair has some emotional connection to us? I cannot figure it out.
After the initial "chop" of the hair I felt as good as I could. I would go to play with it and nothing would be there to twist around my finger. Emotions decided to check in at that point. I think the worst day was the very next day when I washed it, I started to cry when I felt like, "I looked like a boy!" as I balled to Rand.
Still I am getting used to it, but I have to confess that its super nice to get ready faster than I did before.

I have now enetered the short girls hair club... the sad pictures are below:


Here is the after, and as you an see I am a little unsure of how I like it, lets just say its growning on me.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Keep Educated...

Rand here...

I just received an e-mail from my mother (the most faithful e-mail forwarder of them all!) that included a link to this video. If you haven't had a chance to see this yet, it is well worth the four minutes of your time. Congressman Mike Rogers is the type of man that I am glad is still in politics, for he is doing the right thing and standing up for what is right (at least in this situation)...even if that means it is hard and unpopular. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did and that you understand why I wanted to share it with everyone...our country needs to be more educated about things like this!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

{ Food Insurance. . .}

I am not normally one who would promote my work on my blog but I think there are many of us out there who aren't prepared when it comes to 72 hr kits. Rand and I have recently been thinking of purchasing a product that my company does. They are something that in a emergency you can grab and go and not worry about what you will eat or how you will survive until help arrives.

I strongly believe in having food storage not only because I am employed with them, but I have seen the cost for those who have not been prepared when a emergency arises. I am also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, that being, I have heard over the course of the years that we should be prepared. Rand and I however at this point are not prepared, and due to the economy would like to make sure if anything were to happen that would have a back up plan, and something to rely on. So thus being we are going to be getting some type of plan in place.

The second reason I have included this on my blog is because we don't have the means to spend thousands of dollars on a package, so this is a lot more affordable for those of us who are currently in school, or young and maybe have a kid. The price is extremely reasonable for us as well considering that I want to be prepared, but also want to have a great price. If you are interested please go to for more information. I have included some more information below for you all to look at. Let me know some feedback!

The Essentials Kit includes:
lightweight weather resistant backpack
2-week food supply, 3 meals per day
delicious freeze dried food
reusable heat source
quick heat fuel pellets
waterproof matches
single serving cooking tin
water filter

The Emergency Plus Kit includes:
The Essentials Kit plus the following
350 piece first aid kit
emergency all-in-one tool
flashlight/radio combo
dust/pollutant masks (2)

These are the options with the backpacks that you can get. You can also just get the 2 week supply of food separately as well. Its all available on the website. I hope this helps any of you who are looking for some type of food storage.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

{Long Week. . .}

This is how i feel as of this week. I have nothing imparticular that is really stressing me out, but i feel like this cartoon!! I think this week might just last forever. . .

Friday, October 2, 2009


October inspires me to create more color, and have a warm cozy feel. I have found some of my latest images, and addictions and posted them below for you all to enjoy. I pulled them from everywhere so you can feel the magic/ influence that design can have just by looking at someone elses work. To put it simply it is art. I love art, and therefore I am drawn in by all its most beautiful appeal it has to offer me.

One day I too will have a space enough to add my own touch with color, textures, and light. I dream of that day!

I love the bright red dresser, its sure to make every day a little brighter, right?!

I want this headboard!

I love the fire place

This is specifically one of my favorites since its so different. I love how the stairs go over the front door.

I love the splash of color that catch your eye!

I feel like this room is any girls dream. Its romantic, but very girly at the same time.

Love this bedroom!! Its almost just a soft touch here and there of personality, but i love the soberness of the room.
I hope you all enjoy a little more of what art can capture, in any form.