Thursday, April 28, 2011

bye bye Utah

I will be away from my blog, and tucked away in this magical place for the weekend. Jealous much?

In the meantime, head on over to my fashion blog and check out Morgan's lookbook!

adios 801.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ben's mini clone

It's amazing how much Ellie looks like her dadda.
I found these baby pictures of Ben on my computer and thought that I would compare them to Ellie.
She definitely is 100% ben! She looks nothing like me....



I need your help!

Hello, my fellow readers:)
I am on the hunt for a basic, frameless mirror...You know, the kinds in bathrooms.
Like this:
I am currently working on a project and I need a big mirror that I can cut into smaller pieces.
If any of you know of a place where they have scraps of mirror that I could have, or if someone is re-decorating their bathroom and is getting rid of one, let me know! I am looking for a cheap, possibly free one. I keep checking Craigslist for one to pop up but I haven't had much luck. So, if anyone knows any info.... I would love you forever! (even though I already do.)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lovely Sunday

Hope you all had a happy Easter!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I won't forget.

a simple, little poem that I wrote for English....

That one moment was so surreal,
I don't regret.
The touch of newborn skin, the feel.
With thanks and gratitude I kneel.
My heaven-sent daughter I met,
lying on my chest, swaddled tight.
My moist eyes will not dry just yet.
She is my light.
I won't forget.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

lovely site


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy b-day Daddy Duncan!

mmmmm....Birthday Buttermilk Belgian waffles with berries!

Happy Birthday to the BEST dad/grandpa EVER!! (I hope you still love me after displaying your age to the public....remember, age is just a number;) Love you Dad! Thanks for all you do for us.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Music Monday

This has always been a classic favorite of mine, but I recently just found out the meaning behind it.... I love finding out what drives an artist to write the things they do. Knowing the meaning behind a song makes listening to it so much better.

In 'Brick', he writes about how he felt when he and his girlfriend made the choice to get an abortion back when they were in high school. I thought it was very moving, so I thought I would share it with you.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

my weekend in pictures

my favorite twin brother and I, pre-race!

ready to run

post race!
After 13.1 miles, this was all I wanted to do!....and maybe go pee because I held it the last 3 miles...hahah

Aunt Gina playing the piano with Ellie

Ellie loved her balloon

She held on to it all day!

don't believe me? This is how she fell asleep:)

Sunday drawings

Friday, April 15, 2011

Salt Lake City Marathon

Come support the runners of the SLC marathon tomorrow morning! The finish line will be at the Gateway. My twin brother Russell and I are running the half marathon.
We would love to see you there!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

my next craft for Ellie

Yes, that's an oven made out of a cardboard box! How cute is that?! When this semester is over, and I have more time...I want to make this for Ellie. With her new obsession of playing with pots and pans, she would die and go to heaven if she had a mini oven to use them on. ;)
watch the video HERE

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cadbury egg cookies??


                  oooohhhhhh heaven help me.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011


It's amazing how such a small being can be filled with so much love.

Today was emotionally challenging for me.  I am known for bottling up my emotions and not letting them out, (which I am slowly working on) but tonight I hit a breaking point and there was no barrier. I felt like I have taken all that I can take. I felt like I was weak and had no backbone to help me stand anymore. I started wondering if I could ever make it past the sticks and be able to dive into the soft, warm sand. Tonight, my heart just couldn't take any more and I sat and I cried. I cried and I cried, like I have never cried before. I sunk my head into my hands and filled them with tears. I thought of all of the things in my life that are going wrong, and all of the emotional hits I have taken. I couldn't feel hope. The tears were seeping through my fingers.......until I felt small, soft hands touch mine. She took my hands, one in each of hers and opened them up to play 'peek-a-boo'. I looked up at her with tears down my face and she was smiling from ear to ear.  At that moment, my heart seemed to sew a small stitch back together. Ellie is filled with so much love, and I know that she wants her mommy to be happy. She was so concerned about me and gave me a big kiss.

I was lucky to be given a small boost to help overcome my weakness. Something so small, helped me to get on my feet, take a breath, and remind myself that I need to take it one day at a time. My heart will eventually make its way back to a whole, and I will be able to be the person that I know I am. Love is what makes the world go round. I think the world could always use more of it :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Office prank

"Hey Marc, 
 A man named Harry Lyons called wanting to know more about the software. Could you give him a call back?

(insert local Zoo's telephone number)

It was an epic prank.

Happy April fools day :)

Lovely Things

these shoes

this print

this iPhone case

This DIY chandelier. I'm determined to make one!

EmersonMade's beautiful pieces. I'm loving the flare trousers!

I've said it before, and i'll say it again.... I LOVE this photographer! She has such creative ideas.

Trio's flat bread. YUM!