Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Topsy Turvy!

As some of you may know, I started a small shop selling hair products about a year ago.  I haven't done very many events and I am just getting my online story set up, but it's been such an adventure!  As I recently found myself unemployed (story to follow)  I decided it was time to focus again on what I love!  Also, since I have no source of income, why not go back to selling my products, right?  Check me out at and see if there's anything you like!  Also, as it is a new site I'm still working out the bugs, so here are some pictures of the products I have available.  If you are interested e-mail me at and I can get your items to you!

The Addison

The Stella

The Zainy

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Just Thinkin'

I'm one of those people that cannot turn off my brain.  I'm constantly thinking of blog posts (which generally never get published), books to read, new projects to try, decorating schemes, sometimes just a word.  A lot of that thinking stresses me out though; I think of conversations I had with people and what I should have said instead, I think of conversations I will have with people, and how they can go terribly awry.  I think of how to take care of everything when I can't always take care of myself.  As yesterday was "tax day" I think my stress level will decrease, in addition to the decrease it has taken after finals were finally over!  Now I find myself craving peace and quiet.  Time to just be alone with my thoughts and let them do their thing.  I've always been a kind of "loner" for lack of a better word.  I love people and I love hanging out, being with friends, having adventures, I love it all and would not trade it for anything.  But I have to have my alone time.  My time to do whatever I want, whether it's read, blog surf, craft, sew, write or just be.  My parents are out of town this week and it's the ideal time for me to do my own thing.  I've locked all the doors and just want to be. 

"...we need quiet time to figure things out, to emerge with new discoveries, to unearth original answers"
 Dr. Ester Buchholz

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hugs not Drugs

A hug delights and warms and charms,
that must be why God gave us arms.
~Author Unknown

Not that I was actually considering the alternative, but a hug sounds amazing right now.  Have you ever had those days when you wake up with a headache and you just know the rest of the day is gonna be the same?  I’ve had those 3 days in a row now.  My mom got home from San Francisco last week and while we were waiting up for Sayer to get home she just hugged me.  I’m not much of a touchy person, but that hug was great.  I’d had a lot of fun with my dad over the weekend, but there’s something about a mom.  She’s going out of town again, but I really need a hug.  I especially love the feeling of a hug from somebody who has been gone. 
            There are several different types of huggers out there too.  Some pat your back, some rub your back, some just fully embrace you and take your worries away.  Hugs are something special

Monday, April 11, 2011

Flowing with the Go

I'm sitting at work, eating the lunch my dad made me and wishing the next half hour would be over already so I can leave.  It's the end of tax season and everyone is flipping out.   Everyone is prettty ornery these days and I am so ready for them to go back to the kind people I knew before.  But until then, I'm just the sponge obsorbing all of their anger and frustration and trying to ease as much of that as I can.  Only problem is, I have my own frustrations that I can't let out to anyone and have them take care of it.  Which is fine, cuz I'm not chill enough to let other people handle my problems.  I used to think I was a fairly easy going person, not too uptight (unless school was involved) and didn't worry about things or plan anything out.  I just showed up and went for it.  Man how I miss that girl!  Sayer was doing an assignment for her online class and had to interview people about how they handle stress and when they start to feel stressed.  If it was a test I would have failed!  I am horrible at handling stress.  I'm a list person.  I can have 3 lists of the same thing and it doesn't matter, I'll write another one.  When I get stressed, this intensifies, I have lists about my lists.  I have my planner with me always, then I write down a list of tasks I need to do for the month day-by-day on a separate piece of paper, and then I have my shopping lists or my "if I get a chance" list.  Lately I feel like I just need to break out and do something purely crazy, just to do it.  While eating the song "What the Hell" by Avril Lavigne came on.  As weird as it sounds, I can identify with that right now.  Not in the same context, but seriously, what the, why not just go for it?! I don't know if my brand of crazy stems from when I was married and I had to be the responsible one or nothing would get done at all and it's just escalated in the last couple months, or if it's just been laying in wait under the surface my whole life?  Am I totally crazy, or are any of you crazy list people too?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

One Day Without Shoes

Today is the "One Day Without Shoes" awareness day sponsored by Toms.  I am a HUGE Toms fan if you didn't already know that.  Toms is a movement geared at providing shoes for kids in developing countries.  For every pair of shoes that Toms sells, they give a pair to a child in need.  I love that people are out doing what they can to make the world better, to support fellow men and just be kind.  If you haven't heard of Toms you definitely need to check out their website It's really incredible.  I can't imagine not owning a pair of shoes.  Especially because, let's be honest, girls tend to own more than 5 pairs of shoes on average.  As I write this I am sitting on BYU campus waiting for class to start, without shoes.  I know, it sounds gross and I am ready to wash my feet, but because of this one thing, I can raise awareness about kids who have less than I do.  I get funny looks from people, but it's so worth it because I then have the chance to spread the word about this amazing movement.  If you missed out on today, you can still help raise awareness.  Buy a pair of Toms, get more informed yourself, help raise awareness in your community.  It's all worth it.

Monday, April 4, 2011


I am always amazed at how people re-purpose things, and I wish I had their talent and inspiration!  The Dainty Squid is hosting a giveaway from Mungocrafts and I so want one of their sweatshirts!  I am in love with the quirky style and really hope I win! Go check out their stuff, you'll fall in love too!