Monday, November 7, 2011


November 7 - Today has been a day I have been waiting almost an entire year for! I have been trying to figure out how to continue working and staying at home. After concluding my contract with Creating Keepsakes I felt a void and wanted to continue creating but I was ready to try another creative avenue. I approached RILEY BLAKE fabrics to design some fabric for them. I have submitted a few designs ... and after a few months of revisions and talking ... I met with them today to finalize! Alpine Fabrics (which is associated with Riley Blake) picked up my line and another line I am completing right now! I AM SO EXCITED I CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU!

SO for today, I am thankful that I chose to become educated in Graphic Design, and I am so thankful to have been apart of so many amazing design teams that have helped me get to this point. I can't show you the fabric now, but I can promise you, the second I can show it to you ... I will! Hope you're Monday is marvelous!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thankful 5 & 6

November 5
SO thankful for good friends that last through the years! Went to dinner with a friend from High School, her husband, and two kids ... although it was a "food fight" he he ... it was great to be around people that have influenced my life in such a great way! Thanks for an awesome night at Brick Oven Maria & Doug!

November 6
I can't help but be so grateful for Sundays. The way we work Sunday's at our house is Church, resting, and enjoying family together. Today my parents invited us to dinner ... SO grateful I don't have to cook dinner! Every first Sunday of the Month, members of our congregation stand and express their love for the Savior. It is called Fast and Testimony meeting. We all are fasting, not partaking of food for 24 hours as a symbol of sacrifice for something or someone in need. As I have fasted today, I am grateful to be apart of such amazing Church that allows me the opportunity to feel of the Saviors love. I am grateful to be a daughter of God, and I am grateful that I am aware of the plan he has for me.

I hope you're all enjoying your wonderful Sunday!

Friday, November 4, 2011


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OH, here are yesterday's and today's Thankful moments!November 3 ... I had a headache ALL DAY LONG! So I have to say I was very thankful that the kids went to bed good, so I could lay on the couch and do NOTHING last night!
November 4, I am thankful it is Friday and I remembered it is going to snow tomorrow! Me and the boys raked the leaves and cleaned up the yard, in preparation for snow. Jumping in leaves are some of the moments I enjoy the most while watching my kids grow up! Who would have thought that a pile of leaves could make them SO happy!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

FINALLY! Some Halloween Picts!

Met my family for lunch today in Orem and got my camera back from my mom. SO excited to show you the darling picts from

I don't know why it is, but I love to do a theme with my boys. Their first year, Bryson was a chef, and Chad was a lobster! Last year it was Bryson as a horse, and Chad as a cowboy!

This year ... Bryson as a Pirate and Chad as a Parrot!

Daddy even came home early to answer the door for Trick-or-Treaters ... and I got to go out with the boys! They were more concerned with the dogs and cats at the doors than the candy!

Overall ... we had a GREAT Halloween!

For DAY 2

For an AMAZING HUSBAND ... who regardless of his busy schedule, came home tonight, fed the boys and kept them while I went to an Activity at my church. He is so stressed and busy with work and school, yet he still finds time to be with the boys and help me when he can. I LOVE THIS MAN!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


First off, I am just one of those people who celebrates the holidays in order. I like to Trick-or-Treat on Halloween, I like to eat Turkey on Thanksgiving, and GOOD HEAVENS ... I don't start celebrating Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving! (other than my Christmas Card party, and that is just to relieve stress ... not celebrate!) I can't tell you how many people on FB today were talking about listening to Christmas music today! YIKES!

So in honor of the THANKSGIVING SEASON, I am announcing what I am doing to enjoy this wonderful holiday!

For years, I have wanted to do a gratitude journal ... however with the rush of Halloween, November 1st comes along and smacks me in the butt! I thought about stressing, making a journal today and rushing to find something I was thankful for, but then I realized that it was going to 1. Stress me out, and 2. Make me think all the things I am not blessed with.

So I then came up with the concept of making the journal as I go throughout November, and having a HUGE reveal at the end of November of my thankful journal! What do you think! Want to come along in my journey? LETS DO IT!

I am thankful for a warm home to raise my boys in! It was a really blustery day today, and I was so grateful to have a warm home, a working furnace, and a place to protect my family!