Wednesday, September 29, 2010

flannel is the bane of my existence!


All I want is 5 1/2 yards of gray flannel for the back of my quilt. 

I have now been two 5 different fabric stores looking for it,
Then I tried to order it at out of stock?!?!

PLEASE OH PLEASE let me find it.
I really want to finish my quilt and regular old cotton just will not do! 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My first scrapbook page

I have been working for a scrapbooking company for 3 1/2 months and have yet to do ANY scrapbooking at all. At work we have a wall of scrapbook pages, one for everyone that works there. I was suppose to make it when I started work, but I kept putting it off and laughing it off when it was brought up at work. However, today when I was leaving work I felt like making it... so i grabbed a couple things and came home and put it together.... SOOOO here is how it turned out:

And this is where I drew my inspiration from: 

I dont think I will ever be REALLY into scrapbooking, but it was fun once I got going :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Another Success

Just incase anyone cares about my Deseret Industries runs and how successful they are...

I found two new dresses to alter at the DI today.
Before and After pictures soon to come.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Helvetica the movie

Graphic Design Nerd Alert:
A week ago I signed up for netflix because they have a free trial and last night I watched a documentary called Helvetica.

Its all about typography... 


..... Yup, I loved all 80 minutes of it.

I cant wait to watch the other ones I found on there: Objectify and art&copy.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Isnt it about... TIME?

Isnt it amazing how much can change in so little of time?

I was reading through past blogs and old journals last night and it really was so surprising to me how much has changed in my life over the last year...

One year ago (taken from my journal last year) I had just started my Senior year of college and I was loving it. I was living with 7 of my favorite roommates ever. I was taking 2 institute classes from my favorite teacher. I was going to the temple regularly. I loved my classes and my two jobs that I was working. My biggest struggles were the fact that I was trying to get over a boy that I had just stopped dating and my biggest worry was that I had run over a screw a couple days previous and had to take the bus to school instead of driving. There is no way I would have predicted then, where I am today.

Six months ago (to the day) I was in Brazil. It was my second day there and i was suffering from a little bit of culture shock because EVERYONE spoke portuguese and there were only 2 people that spoke english (my brother and Logan) I spend the day in curitiba site seeing and we went to the temple there, once again no one was speaking any english. It was awesome. There is no way I would have predicted then, where I am today.

Three months ago (to the day) I had graduated and moved home. I went to church that day feeling super uncomfortable because i didnt really know anyone. I wrote in my journal that night and it says: "I hate living here, I hate kaysville, I hate staying home on the weekends, i hate not having roommates, I hate not having friends, I hate being alone and sad all the time-- but this is my life now, so i guess i have to get over it and find a way to be happy again"... I was one week into my new job and I was not doing anything and not sure if any of the people i worked with even liked me. I cried myself to sleep alot of nights and felt like no one but my brother even cared (hes such an amazing guy). There is no way I could have predicted then, where I am today.

Now today I look back to three months ago and wonder how i could have felt that way. Ive come a full 180-- I am happy now, I have adjusted to living at home again. I love my job and my coworkers. I am SUPER blessed in all aspects of my life. I have a great family and Im starting to make friends. I have an awesome ward and bishopric that answered my prayers by putting me in the calling I am in. I got a job right after I graduated and now realize how amazing that is (considering alot of my friends that i graduated with are still looking). It just makes me look forward and wonder, what is life going to be like 3 months, 6 months, or a year from now. It also makes me realize how important it is to keep doing the right things because things can change and happen so fast, and If im not careful, I'll end up somewhere I dont want to be.

So if anyone out there is reading this and struggling with whatever it may be, just remember... Do you best to keep your head above water. Do everything you can to change the situation, then let time take care of the rest. Its all about keeping life in perspective.

Love you All!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Say Hello to Suzan

I am proud to announce my newest baby.....

Ive wanted this car for so long, and now that I have a real job, I can afford it! No more crappy, rusting '94 toyota corolla for me.

I guess there are some perks to being graduated and having a real job!