Thursday, July 31, 2008

Just to Name a Few...

...things that make me smile...

Monday, July 28, 2008

always young at heart

I hope I'm still doing these sorts of things when I'm this young...

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I've been working on a few DIY projects that look quite similar to these. I knew what I wanted it to look like, but didn't have a picture to go off of until I saw these off of Decor8.

When this sort of thing happens (finding the picture AFTER the inspiration) it gives me this soft sense of connection, which in return only fans the flame of my creativity!

I love it!

Mastering the Art of "Messy Hair"

It's harder than it looks...
but the longer hair has added what was missing for so long.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

To-do List:

Things on my to-do list:

(clockwise from top right)

1.) Get a hair cut… or maybe I should say trim. It’s the longest it’s been since high school and I am loving it, but it is way past time for a trim. I might settle for some new bangs or something. I think a fresh shape will help inspire me in many different ways.

2.) Start taking more pictures again. I’ve hit a lull, and I’m not sure why. But it makes me feel connected to the world... which is a good feeling.

3.) Find some new music that I love.

4.) Give voice lessons again. I have the students, I just need to make the calls and schedule them.

5.) Finish my house. The living room is basically done. The Kitchen is 99% completed. The main bathroom needs wall paper peeled, needs texture, I need to decide on a color scheme, paint, and get creative with the d├ęcor! This item on the to-do list also includes my DIY projects that involve refinishing a couple pieces of furniture, painting and freshening up some rummage sale finds and finding a creative way to display wedding pictures in our new home.

6.) Get really good at baking. I’ll just start off with one recipe, get really good at that one, and then go from there.

7.) Start going on walks with my husband. It’s something he enjoys, and something I would just assume put at the bottom of my list. I need to stop being so selfish.

8.) Look into scrap booking. It’s really big here and although most places are void of creativity in this mundane town, there are at least 2 or 3 nice sized scrapbooking stores. I’ve always been skeptical of this hobby, but I may find great creative release in this. We shall see. I will start by actually stepping foot in one of the stores.

9.) Find ways to de-stress. No explanation needed.

10) Learn how to make Grand-ma B’s homemade jelly. (Seth’s Grandma Baltzell, who is 91, lives by herself, is on no medication, is famous for her strawberry and blackberry jelly, has put mayonnaise on her face every night for the past 20 years because she read in a magazine that it’s good for it, and still doesn’t look a day over 70)

11.) Improve my skills in my 3 “P” areas….Prayer, Piano, and Photoshop

12.) Start Reading… and writing… something…anything… at least once a day.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I don't know if it's summer, the heat (which really hasn’t been to terribly bad at all), or the fact that I need a haircut, but I am feeling uninspired. I have been here before and I know it will pass.

I read something along thse lines that I completely connected to, so I re-wrote it in my own words. Maybe I'm not so much of and optimistas I am just full of hope. I think this must just be a refueling time for me. I'm always storing up ideas, I just have no desire to spill them onto my computer and then on my blog. Maybe it's because for the first time in my life, I am giving more than receiving? This isn't a bad thing, just a bigger adjustment than I thought it would be. With this comes the fact that I’m busier than I’ve ever been in my life. I guess I need to browse, read, watch some movies, talk to old friends, learn something new and just sit for a while… when I get time of course.

Let's just see where this goes.

In the meantime I’m going to get a bit trimmed off my hair… just in case.