Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sometimes I go to D.I. and buy things...as evidenced below.....see that lamp?


It was white with a pink flowery lamp shade. Sadly I didn't get a before picture so the one I took at D.I. will have to do. Anyway, I spray painted the base an almond color and made a new lampshade.


I saw a pin on Pinterest about glitter candles. So I made one a few nights ago. I bought a new candle from D.I. for 75 cents and then went to Hobby Lobby and bought some glitter and tacky glue. 


Wrapped up half of it, put the glue on and then went to town with the glitter and boom.


Glitter candle! It looks better in person. It would probably also look better if I took a picture with a real camera and not with my phone.

Monday, January 9, 2012

I realized I haven't really blogged in a long time. Life has been rough the last month or so and I haven't really felt like complaining online. While there have been tough moments, there have also been really good moments and it's time I took a step back and acknowledged those.

 A few days ago I told someone that 2011 felt like a complete waste of time but then I saw this on bff Katie's blog and realized it really hadn't been. So here is my list of things I am/was grateful for in 2011.

10 physical abilities
1. walking
2. seeing
3. hearing
4. feeling
5. running
6. talking
7. kissing
8. exercising
9. breathing
10. hugging

10 material possessions
1. new car
2. smart phone
3. clothes
4. bed
5. apartment
6. laptop
7. blankets
8. blue chair from D.I.
9. space heater
10. TV

10 living people
1. my mom
2. Andrea
3. dad
4. Clara
5. Vivi
6. Lili
7. Caleb
8. Katie
9. John
10. Meagan

10 things about nature
1. sunshine
2. rain
3. stars
4. the ocean
5. trees
6. the moon
7. sunsets
8. sunrises
9. mountains
10. clouds

10 places on earth
1. my bed
2. home (Texas)
3. San Diego
4. MTC
5. the temple
6. grocery store
7. BYU
8. Provo
9. Primary Children's Hospital
10. a certain boy's arms

10 modern inventions
1. microwave
2. refrigerator
3. airplanes
4. spotify
5. skype
6. hair straightener
7. curling iron
8. hygiene products
9. washing machine
10. dishwasher

10 foods
1. sushi
2. pizza
3. Red Iguana
4. avocados
5. bean and cheese tacos
6. chick-fil-a
7. hot cheetos
8. fruit
9. cereal
10. ice cream

10 happiest moments
1. kissing a boy I had a crush on
2. visiting Kelsey and Steve in California
3. 4th of July
4. visiting my family
5. getting a job at Auto-Owners
6. being told I was missed at the MTC
7. getting endowed
8. yellowcard concert
9. finally getting my diploma
10. reuniting with boy

10 things about the gospel
1. the atonement
2. temple covenants
3. the scriptures
4. living prophet
5. general conference
6. Heavenly Father's love
7. Holy Ghost
8. eternal families
9. service
10. prayer

10 things about today
1. waking up
2. doing well at work
3. music
4. chatting with my mom and Andrea
5. going to the gym
6. having a job
7. having an awesome townhouse to go home to
8. not getting into an accident
9. having people text me
10. being told I was pretty