Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Going up north in the morning to my sisters for NEW YEARS..should be fun!! I'm in So. Ut in the desert and she lives in No. Utah and is burried in about 3 feet of snow..........BRRRRR.
So, I'm signin out for a few days, gonna think long and hard about makin some resolutions, not sure I'll actually make any, but I will definitely think about it!! ;)
Hope you all have a Happy New Year full of peace and prosperity!!! Catch ya in 2011!!!!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
And thanks for the get well wishes with the migraine! It went to a dull roar about half way through the sophmore game and was gone by the freshman game....medicine and rest usually help me get through the worst of it, and hopefully it will be months before it hits again.
Well....heading to Vegas today to drop Ash off for the week, gonna pick up the son and go have lunch at the Cheesecake Factory! YUMMY! Have a great Sunday!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Please go away and don't ever come back.
Thank you very much
Friday, December 17, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
I've been spending time with a real live boy...up close and in person!!!! Exciting huh? Well...it is to me. I've been divorced for almost 9 years now, most all of that time has been alone, (as in no romantic relationships whatsoever) don't feel bad though, mostly it was by choice. Dating hasn't ever been a priority, and I don't care to just date every available man, just for the sake of dating or not being alone. After my divorce, I made the decision not to settle for something that I didn't want and I didn't want anything that even reminded me of my toxic, unhealthy marriage. Do you know how hard it is to find a really nice guy---one that you actually WANT to spend the time to get to know??? For me, it was pretty hard.
I'd done the single dating activities that my church offers..............UGH. Not for me. I'd done cyber dating, and spent some time talking to some guys online. Some were really nice, some really freakin weird, and some were just players. Not what I was looking for, but I would do it--mainly because I was bored.
Well, a few weeks ago I just decided I was done. I deleted my online account, dismissed every guy I was talking to, and let it go. The next morning I get a call from my girlfriend....she was so excited....she had a guy for me! lol...sounds funny, cuz that's exactly what she said "Shar, I have a guy for ya!!" Well, super! She had tried to set me up before, unsuccessfully, I might add..but she was excited and was sure that this one was it. She had that GUT feeling and when she's had that before and introduced a couple together, both couples ended up married!!! So....introducing me and this guy was going to be her mission. Weirdly enough, this was the same guy that she wanted to introduce me to several years ago, but he had just gotten involved with someone else, ended up married, and now is available again! So..a long story shorter....(cuz dang, this is turning out to be a freakin novel) we met.....we like each other....we are totally comfortable...we have spent every available moment together and it's like we've known each other forever.
When the time is right and the right person comes along...ya gotta just go with it, let it happen and see what develops! This snuck up on me and then hit me like a ton of bricks!!! Crazy how things happen!!! I'm excited, I'm kinda freaked out (but just a little bit and in a good way) and I'm really looking forward to the future! It should be interesting!!!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
A few things I'm thankful for:
1. An awesome family.
2. Freedom to live my life in the way I see fit.
3. My Father in Heaven and Savior Jesus Christ.
4. My car, job, home.
5. Good music...I just downloaded the new Michael Jackson/Akon song...pretty good!!
8. Movies..saw Harry Potter yesterday..LOVED it!!
Just a few things, and not in order of importance, I just wanted a few of them documented and out there...I'm really wanting to start being more conscious of the things that I sometimes take for granted. I'm hoping to have a heart of gratitude on a daily basis, I know it can really change the way I think and feel and for the positive...and I know that being more positive is definitely a good thing!!
Ok..people, I'm done and outta here!
Go--enjoy food!! Cuz food is something I'm also thankful for and am going to enjoy lots of it today!! Yay! :D
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
freakin cool is that??? Well, it's freakin cool, I tell ya!! Thanks Steph!!! You all should definitely check out her blog, cuz she has a pretty cool thing goin on with her CARD CUPIDS, she (and anyone else who wants to) creates and sends cards to children who are fighting illness, disease, or are in the hospital and struggling for whatever reason. The cards can be for birthdays, or just some kind words to lift a child's spirit. Making a few cards for this organization is definitely on my to-do list for the next 5 days that I'm off work!!
Look how pretty that award is!! I love it, I want to hug it! :D
So,there are some rules that come with the award..
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this.
2. Share 8 things about yourself.
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers you have recently discovered.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.
Ok..so 8 things about me, these are totally random and probably a little quirky.
1. I have to sleep with the fan on.....not for the breeze, cuz I DO NOT like the breeze on me, but for the sound. I can't sleep at all without it......I even have a battery operated one to take with me if I ever have to camp!
2. I have to have lotion on my hands after I wash them, and before touching paper....is that weird...uh huh-yep, it is! I just hate the feel of touching paper with freshly washed hands...blech, it's like nails on the chalkboard to me. (shudder)
3. I have a book in my purse at all times. I just devoured The Hunger Games trilogy, then read some of Terry Brooks, and I think from a thread on 2peas, that I must check out the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
4. I love diet coke and chocolate...see previous post, SO DANG HAPPY!! :D Oh,and you can throw some hot tamales or cinnamon bears in with that and I'd totally be in heaven!
5. I was on America's Most Wanted! no further information available at this time. ;)
6. Love to travel, Italy being one of my favorite places so far. Would love to visit Ireland, Greece, and Hawaii.
7. I have a boy and girl...boy is 19, girl is 14, and I think they are the coolest kids ever! I'm beyond proud of them and thankful for them in my life.....(yeah, I went and got all gushy!)
8. I collect scrapbook supplies, and then have a hard time actually using them...........does that make me a hoarder??? ACK!
Now..to pass along this award to 8 other bloggers..
Mary Pat: http://siehledwithakiss.blogspot.com/
And,there ya go! Check out these talented ladies and enjoy looking through their blogs...I know I do!
Monday, November 22, 2010
They're not just for Easter anymore!!
Yes, I'm super excited, these are my favorite candy, and they made little Jingle balls for Christmas time!!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves,'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous'? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." Nelson Mandela, 1994 Inaugural Speech
That pretty much sums it up and says it all...............NOW.............go forth and SHINE!!!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
To reduce side affects, it is recommended to get up, stretch, walk around the building, climb stairs, or go on a diet coke run.
Diet coke run is #1 on the list!!!
I'm outta here!! ;)
Friday, November 12, 2010
Now on to the card I made the other day. It's just simple, I tend to do simple a lot and honestly it just fits my style better. I think I'll send this to my grandma!
I'm fighting off a head cold and kinda feel like crap, I guess it's bittersweet that I have a long weekend right now. I didn't want to be sick all weekend, but this way, maybe I won't have to take sick time from work.
Now, off to get a nice, big, fountain diet coke!! That always makes me feel better!!! ;)
Sunday, November 7, 2010
A few other quotes on order that I really liked:
"Order & simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject." Thomas Mann
"Order is Heaven's first law." Alexander Pope
"Good order is the foundation of all good things." Edmund Burke
"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit." Henry Brooks Adams
Friday, November 5, 2010
Minute to Win it Games!
The skeleton was a clear stamp that I picked up for a buck at the local craft store. I embossed with white powder, the candy was wrapped with American Crafts halloween paper. These could have been much cuter and with more detail, but they were for teenagers who would just rip them apart and throw them away....so, I went with simple!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I came across this little line in a song written by Michael McLean
All that's wrong in your life, let it go
All that is worth saving is love
Love will hold you tight
Love lifts the burden and love shines the light
Only love, nourishes us so
If it's not love
Simply let it go.
This hit me at a time when I was struggling to let go of something that I had in a death grip. It wasn't healthy for me to continue hoping for something that just wasn't going to happen and I had no control over. It is absolutely freeing to my soul when I can finally pry open the tight grip on whatever it is I'm holding onto and let it go. I know that God has bigger and better plans for me and I need to trust in Him enough to let Him do His work in my life, knowing this, brings a peace and calmness to my heart, mind and soul, and frees me to concentrate and focus on more important things. So, I look forward to what opportunites and possibilities come my way!!!
Monday, October 25, 2010
There are so many other little things, goofy things, simple things that can be a little piece of bliss. I love alone time. Chocolate covered cinnamon bears!! :D Hot chocolate on a crisp fall morning. Watching my awesome daughter score a goal in her soccer game. Getting a text message from a special someone. Getting an answer to a prayer. Flirting. A total stranger saying hello. The list can go on and on, but like I said in my other post...for this project I'm keeping it real simple, and there's just not enough space to write everything down on an 8x8 canvas....which is why I'm writing a little more of my thoughts with these posts!
Have you thought about what bliss means to you? Feel free to share, I love other peoples thoughts and opinions! May you find a little bliss in each day!
So, some of the quotes listed below were from Oct conference, just a few snippets from a talk by Thomas S. Monson.
"gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others."
"When you walk with gratitude, you do not walk with arrogance and conceit and egotism, you walk with spirit of thanksgiving that is becoming to you and will bless your lives." he quoted Gordon B Hinkley.
"to express gratitude is gracious and honorable, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven."
Also, from my transformation assignment, this is from Bill Phillips new book that came out in July of this year. Bill Phillips did the Body for Life program and has now added a more of mind/body/spirit element to getting and staying healthy. Bill states facts and research findings in this part of his book. There are many Dr's/researchers/studies going on regarding gratitude and it's effects on health.
"health isn't just a condition of the body,it starts within the mind and heart, out of all the positive thoughts and emotions, none is more healing that gratitude."
"Simply being thankful can lead to a healthier, happier life."
"grateful people were discovered to be more likely to feel a connection to others and to something greater than themselves."
"scientific research makes it clear that when we practice gratitude it helps us become more energetic, motivated,happier and altogether healthier."
I just took some snippets from the talk and the chapter in the book....I've found this absolutely fascinating. The connection between gratitude, health, emotions, energy, and overall well being is pretty amazing. I'm definitely going to start practicing a daily gratitude meditation, I mean, who couldn't use more motivation, energy, health and happiness???? I know I could!!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
I made the flower in the corner with paper scraps, I saw this on a tutuorial that someone linked to over at 2 Peas, but for the life of me, I can't remember who linked it or who's tute it was. I had fun making it,in fact, I made a lot of flowers, fun and easy and a great way to use up scraps!!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
My mom's neighbor has just successfully waged a war with cancer. The battle was not cute and not easy, but the little "thinking of you" gift was. I found these cute little dishes at Tai Pan and the muffins came from Costco. They fit perfectly in the dishes, a little cellophane, curling ribbon, a cute card, and it was done. I just wanted something to give to her, to let her know that we were happy she was now cancer free and that we would continue to pray that she stayed that way. These gifts would also be good for welcoming someone to the neighborhood, even a birthday gift for a neighbor or co-worker, pretty much any occasion that you might want a little something to go along with a card or thought!!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
1) Cute bowl! ;)
2) Yummy toppings for sundaes or banana splits!
3) Put toppings in bowl with cute colorful tissue paper. (only 3 toppings would fit)
4) Wrap up in clear cellophane with curling ribbon.