Friday, January 29, 2010


This website is amazing. It's taking over my Valentine's Day dessert menu. I'll be posting the after math, in the meantime check out bakerella for yourself.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Powers of Heaven

(by Amelia Lyon on 08.14.09)

So I was having a particularly rocky day yesterday, just the kind where you're letting yourself get consumed by what's getting you down. I couldnt stop dwelling on it until I ran into this
post by Di. The quote below rocked my world.

"So, as a new year starts and we try to benefit from a proper view of what has gone before, I plead with you not to dwell on days now gone, nor to yearn vainly for yesterdays, however good those yesterdays may have been. The past is to be learned from but not lived in. We look back to claim the embers from glowing experiences but not the ashes. And when we have learned what we need to learn and have brought with us the best that we have experienced, then we look ahead, we remember that faith is always pointed toward the future."

- Jeffery R Holland

As much as I needed to hear those words in a direct way I think I needed the message of how God works through us to help others in an indirect way even more, if that makes sense. What I'm trying to say is that God asnwers prayers. Yes sometimes he will instill in my heart an understanding or give me direct answer to my prayers, but most often I find the answers to my questions through the exmaples, actions, and expressions of others. Di didn't know I needed to hear those words, that I was having a bad day, or struggling for some good advice. But she did feel impressed to share those words with others because they had an impact to her and she thought they might impact others.

The presence of a higher power is so obivous to me when I see how we are all built with this innate need to relate to one another. {God links us all toghether} It gives me a sense of purpose to know I can impact others and joy to know others can feel that same purpose by impacting me. I feel so loved by God to know he has passed on his divine ability to inspire, even if I inspire on a much smaller human scale. I feel so grateful today for the people in my life who have been an instrument in Gods hands to answer my prayers! I'm gratfeul for those who have inspired me.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

His hello was the end of her endings
Her laugh was their first step down the aisle
His hand would be hers to hold forever
His forever was as simple as her smile
He said she was what was missing
She said instantly she knew
She was a question to be answered
And his answer was “I do”
- Carrie Bradshaw

{I adore Valentine's Day, can't wait for V-day 2010}

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Farewell 2009

12 more months gone by, can't wait to see what 2010 holds.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

dyker heights trip

I think the photos speak for themselves.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Starting the year off right...

The older I get the more I'm aware of an inevitable fact of life. There is always going to be someone better than you. Whether it's their talent or their means that exceed your own it is simple truth that there will always be someone better than you. Even the best of the best have insecurities and faults and no one on this earth is prefect. Even the star athletes we considered the best in the past have been surpassed by new comers. In a society filled with constant change and shifting opinion it's a fact one must embrace. In order to succeed you've got to reach for your own potential and try not to constantly compare yourself to others because like I said there will always be someone better than you. Of course there is much to be learned from the example of others. Having so many inspiring resources around me I've decide 2010 will be a year of learning. Learning and growing by channeling those whose inspire me. I'm not going to get consumed by trying to measure up to them I'm just going to take what I can learn from them and improve myself!


channel di bergquist- skin maintenance, a few summers ago I'd had such a long winter in Rexburg, I said hey this is my summer of tan. I'm not even going to think about sunscreen, maybe a little on my face but that's it. And man did I get tan, it was great, but since I'd like to remain wrinkle free this is going to the the year of skin maintenance.

That means hello SPF!! All my face potions contain at least SPF 15 and from now on I'm going to apply extra whenever I'm exposed to the sun. I'll be a real pasty new yorker now. In addition to being covered in SPF part of skin maintenance is proper face washing/nightly procedure. After a consultation with my mom and our friend Ginny as well as purchasing a few new products I'm about to be revolutionized.

1. rosebud salve: smooth lips
2. face washing and sense skin care line: good skin
3. baby powder: freshness
4. baby lotion: softness
5. hydrogen peroxide: white teeth
6. vaseline: long eye lashes
7. bio oil: even skin tone and scar treatment
8. sweet dreams

channel jane fonda- by jane fonda I also mean Heidi Klum! getting up with J at the crack of dawn 4 days a week for an early bird special workout. meaning I've either got to brave the cold for the gym or do a workout vid before I go to work for the day. J is obsessed with P 90 X so it looks like that will be my medium of torture in the early morning. I think I'll be doing my jazzercise more often than not :)I'm ok with that

channel betty crocker- I'm tired of wasting money on food. there are too many shoes to be bought. 2010 is all about about making yummy, healthy, lunches the night before for J & I as well as eating up leftovers before the go bad.

channel heather warren- Its time to read and re-read the classics. Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Phantom of the Opera, Withering Heights, The Great Gatsby (round 2), Sense and Sensibility, and anything else I can get my hands on. Merci Heather for this AMAZING find, OB-sessed. anthro classics collection

channel Amelia Lyon- someone told me if you want to accomplish a goal you have to make it measurable. Well I'm not entirely sure how to measure my photography skill improving but I'm at least making the goal to be prepared for taking spring NYU classes by taking Wendy Schulz online photo class next month! Bring it on Canon!

channel audrey hepburn- grace. {and procurement of all things Tiffany's is a plus too}

channel gratitude-

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

channel by best self- temple time monthly is the goal. Since I've gotten endowed I've been consistent and I want to keep in that way!