Thursday, December 31, 2009

...and a happy new year.

to you.

may it be a good one...

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I've been a little busy...

I apologize for the lack of posting and pictures lately. To say that I have been busy, would be an understatement... Anyways, I don't have a ton of time to post now, but here are a few pictures of the new house and moving in and Christmas. I'll write more of the highlights from all three experiences at a later time. But until then, enjoy! I am truly truly happy with our new home... it is fabulous.

family room
kitchen again
kids frolicking through the living and dining room
the hallway to back to the bedrooms

getting our keys, on Dec. 21, yay!
little helpers

they were just as excited to move in as we were.our new tv is delivered... a slight upgrade from our last. Our new console is on order, luckily I had this little kid activity table which worked perfectly as a tv stand for the time being.
the kids playing in the backyard. Lots of dirt all ready to be landscaped...
me bonding with my new kitchen, which I LOVE!!!! I truly enjoyed making Christmas dinner in this heavenly room.

decorating the tree again on Christmas eve... sort of old fashioned

opening jammies.

Christmas dinner.
Christmas morning... this kid loves his new scooter...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

happy wednesday.

"As disciples of the Savior, we are not merely striving to know more; rather, we need to consistently do more of what we know is right and become better."We should remember that saying 'I love you' is only a beginning. We need to say it, we need to mean it, and most importantly we need consistently to show it. We need to both express and demonstrate love." David A. Bednar

This quote is awesome...

just wanted to pass it along.

ps. 5 more days and we'll live in our new house!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

done and done.

I finished my final for my literature class tonight. And that completes my first semester back at school. phew. I survived...

And we are closing on our house tomorrow...

life is fabulous.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

this is when you know you suck.

So I know I just posted something a few hours ago, but it's 1 am and I'm sitting at my computer and I just had an ah-ha moment. I realized that lately... meaning the last 4 months, I have been pulled so thin and wound so tight, that all there is left to do when anything at all goes wrong is snap. And snap I do. And what happens when you live really far away from anyone who knows you even remotely well enough to be completely yourself with? You snap at the only person who does. And poor Craig has been snapped at a lot lately. That really isn't fair is it? I mean, it's not his fault that I forgot to put in my works cited page when I submitted my research paper, or that blackboard won't let you go in and fix it. He is responsible for giving me the idea to email it to my professor, who was fine about it. Of course, I made a big stink about it in his face, even though he took the time to come over and help me stop hyperventilating, when he had a huge amount of studying to get done for his own class tomorrow. That is AFTER he brought home pizza so I wouldn't have to worry about dinner, then did the dishes, bathed the kids, and cleaned the house. Yeah. I suck. Sorry, I know that's crude, but it's true. The truth is, I want to be an amazing wife, and a wonderful mother, and a really good writer (published preferably), and design little delights that people wear around their neck and in their hair, and I want to be a woman of faith. I want it all. And (naive as it may sound) I think it's possible. Not perfection. I don't believe I can be perfect in everything (or anything for that matter) But I believe holding myself to a higher standard produces a better result. And since I am not perfect there is only one solution. Less getting wound-up about things. If things go wrong... so what. The point is not perfection, the point is to try and be more...

ps. I love you Craig...
you believe in me when no one else does.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I just submitted a research paper for my literature class that pretty much consumed the last three days for me. One final, and a short story revision, and I am home free this semester... Merry Christmas indeed!

we close on our house on Monday!!!! I will post some delicious pictures soon. It is quite lovely folks. quite lovely.

pss. check out my etsy shop for some yummy for Christmas!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

The winners...

Well has spoken. And here are the winners:

Meghan Floral Bib...

Rachel Barker!

Black and Silver Floral Brooch...


Pink Posies Headband

The Tinsley Family!

Okay ladies, here's what you do now,

email me your addresses at and I'll mail your goodies to ya!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

happy birthday,

to him.
love you craig.
ps. you have until midnight to enter the giveaway. :-)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sophie's Room Giveaway

Did you come back for the giveaway? You will not be disappointed. You have 3 chances to win. Would you like to see the prizes?
I bet you would...

1st Prize:
Meghan Floral Bib Necklace

2nd Prize:
Black and Silver Floral Brooch

3rd Prize:
Pink Posies Headband

Here's how to enter:

1. Grab my etsy shop button from the sidebar and post it on your blog and post a link to the giveaway. Then leave me a comment letting me know.


2.Put a post with a link to my etsy shop (
on either your blog or facebook and a link to the giveaway. Then leave a comment letting me know.

If you don't blog or facebook, DON'T FEAR, you can still enter.

3.Go to my shop and look around, then let me know what you like best by leaving a comment.

Most important LEAVE ME A COMMENT so I know who you are.

You have until Saturday Dec. 5 to enter.

Winners will receive one of the previous delights, shipping on me!

Good Luck.

Happy Accessorising.