Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Filter Shmilter

I need a filter.

No, no . . . not one of those things for your furnace or for your car. (Confession: I wouldn't know about that stuff.) I'm talking about the all-elusive and intangible filter for people with big, fat mouths. Specifically, my big, fat mouth! (And maybe my much-too-loud, slightly alarming personality.)


What feels like a billion years ago, I worked in a bookstore. It was a dream job for me as books have always been "my thang." I navigated the moving and re-shelving of the self help section, avoided the porn beneath the counter, and steered clear of the odd ducks who frequented the SciFi corner. Overall, the job was bang-a-rang!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

If a June Night Could Talk

Bern Williams said, "If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance."

I love the summertime. It sends my heart soaring with nostalgia as it reminds me of past adventures with my dreamy husband!


We first met while working the same summer job...SIXTEEN years ago! Eventually we went our separate ways (for four years) and lost track of each other, only to be reunited one summer by a mutual friend. We hung out as pals (*insert heavy-hearted sigh*) and enjoyed various summertime activities--baseball games, BBQs, and late night movies--with a great group of our friends. We had a lot of fun that summer. As pals.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Hello Sunshine and 25 Shmacks!

Lately, it has been cloudy and rainy here! Trust me when I say that the sunshine we had this past weekend was a welcome gift. I love the warmth of the sun and the brightness of a summer day. I think oranges and yellows--"sunshiney" colors--are cheerful and welcoming.


And as soon as I walked into The Wood Connection and saw their various sunshine crafts, I knew what I wanted to do for my guest post for them. I knew a "sunshine project" would be perfect for me and my home. You can view my tutorial here.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Day Camren Was Born

My second child—a gorgeous, brown-eyed boy—was born at Intermountain Medical Center on October 9, 2009. I felt a special, indescribable connection to him from the very beginning. I attribute this to the extraordinary care I received while giving birth at IMED, and to the nurse who bonded with us.


The very first time I cuddled with my Camren was a precious and unique experience. It happened almost immediately after his birth.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Glitter Is Everywhere (Part Three)

At the conclusion of my "glitter series" (read post one and post two), would you like to know what glitter I see?


YOU! You, you, you, you, you, you! If we are going to talk about sparkly stuff -- and if "Glitter Week" is going to be about recognizing the glitter -- then surely WE are included in that. As mothers and as women, we ARE the glitter! Dr. Hilda Ruch, who wrote a wonderful book titled, "Women Create," said, "Women's voices are crucial. Women affect history. Daughters, mothers, and wives influence families, communities, nations, and the world."