Friday, November 19, 2010

{favorite friday}

1.Wonderful friends! Jessica and Donnie Howell are such awesome friends! {check out their blog here}
2. Cake stands!!!! They are the most adorable things! Someday I shall find the perfect cake stand :)
3. This chair.... Louis Ghost Chair. It pretty much rocks. I would LOVE to have one someday.
4. These outdoor lamps are GREAT! When we have our house I would LOVE to have these on our deck.
5. My current quote of the day, "You can do anything, but not everything"
6.LOVE this dress. First because its YELLOW! and second because it is absolutely GORGEOUS!
7. Jake is of course a favorite, but i also love this picture! Plus the program that allowed for a nice and easy way to create a yellow background.
8. These pumpkins, i'm in the process of re-creating these and i'll be sure to post when they're finished.
9. I love birds and this locket is SO CUTE!
10. Doesn't this sofa look so comfortable? Plus its YELLOW :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

How to Choose a Life

It has come to my knowledge that this world doesn't look kindly on the indecisive at heart. This hasn't been just a sudden revelation. Actually I think it all began back in Junior High. I distinctly remember being handed a career catalog by my parents and being told i was free to go when i had decided on a career to work towards. I must have chosen something because i was back to playing the computer only hours later.
My first years in college have been great and my only goal was to my Associate's degree and get married. Kylee is quite lucky, having known exactly what she wanted to do since High School. But it turns out an Associate's doesn't mean a thing to the working class these days and in order to get into any classes at a University one must tell them exactly what you want as your job for the rest of your life, how much money you want to make, where you want to live, how many kids you will have, what your favorite color will be in twenty years, what brand of cereal you like... Some things are just impossible to predict. so what is an indecisive to do?
As a masterful procrastinator and proficient choice-avoider I pride myself on knowing how to beat the selective system and i think i have found the solution.
Every University has a Psychology Program. No one knows why, it's just part of the curriculum. The big secret is that psychology is a multipurpose discipline that can be applied in many fields of work and business. So... if one were to enroll in the psych major and promise to master in business or the sort, not only would they learn how to better work with people they would also postpone the actual career choice till much later! Bwa Ha Ha Ha!!!

Jake, where there's a will there's a way

Monday, November 8, 2010

so excited!!!

As you may know i love to decorate, but because we are newlyweds and low on funds decorating has been put on the back burner. I personally hate not decorating. What fun is Halloween or fall or Christmas without decorations? I've held out for the major sales that go on after each holiday. Unfortunately the items i was looking forward to having did not decrease in price as much as I'd hoped they would. 

Some of you might be in this same situation. 
Fortunately for the both of us there are some awesome cheap options. 

to find out how to make these awesome pumpkins go here.


Friday, November 5, 2010

{favorite friday}

I've decided to start some traditions on our blog. first up is Favorite Friday
I'll share my 10 favorite things from that week, be it pictures, events or whatever :)

1. cheesy smiles and fun times. we both love to be cheesy and just have fun! 
2. isn't this picture just amazing!?! i love how whimsy and free spirited it is :)
3. my ring is one of my favorite things! it was lost for a bit today and i'm so glad we found it, isn't it gorgeous?
4.i love, love, love this pillow! i would love to have it someday when we have an outdoor space (its meant for   outdoors! great huh?)
5. this room is a fav, i love the yellow chairs, the wood board on the wall with the clock and bulletin board inset into it! 
6. birds! especially my salt and pepper shakers, they make me happy :)
7. Jake, my hubby, is most definitely a favorite of mine, in fact i'd say he's probably at the top of the list. he is the most sweet and loving guy. i am so lucky to have ended up with a guy so amazing!
8. yellow! and of course the yellow rose Jake surprised me with this week.
9. Olivia, the pig. she's from a picture book. if you haven't read these books you need to hightail it to the library and check them out right away! she is awesome.
10. and of course Audrey Hepburn. love her, her movies, her style, her quotes. she is one amazing lady :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ward Choir Memoires

I guess it's just fate or something... maybe a fetish, but i always find my way to enroll in choir. As a kid my parents and I realized I'm not quite fit to be a jock and so I was promptly put in a children's choir where i did quite well. Funny though how kids will give up on things that they get bored of. As I arrived in high school I noticed how amazing my friends sounded in their choirs and wished i could sing like that(girls love a guy who can sing).
After graduation Institute grabbed me as i was walking around on UVU campus. My high school buddies were there in choir and sounding wonderful. the great thing about institute choir is that it is an infectious society that recruits in the most dastardly of fashions. They promise the girls there are guys there that can sing( which of course is what girls want) and they promise guys that there are girls there(which is what boys want, not that it matters if the girls can sing). It's quite sly but i think it works(that's how i met Kylee :D). Turns out after a few rehearsals i found i actually could sing like my friends. but of course after the mission and meeting Kylee i had less time for choir and the only one i could attend was a ward choir, which by the way are always a good idea.
Funny story though, during the Christmas meeting when I had a solo starting the song "Oh Come Emanuel" surprised everyone in my family who didn't know I had it in me.
In our new ward Kylee and I were ambushed by Sister Fisk the ward choir director and I'm telling you the lady should be a missionary. She caught us and before we knew it we were members of the choir. She even has us on a roll she passes around every Sunday in practice. Choir with Sister Fisk is very... unique. For some reason it is inconveniently right in the middle of my Sunday nap. We always have new music to read. being the only tenor in a choir of maybe ten members means that i can't hide behind the guy next to me when I hit a wrong note. Sister Fisk quite enjoys pointing those notes out, of course I always look at the empty chair behind me where the true offender must be sitting. I don't think I could stand any more of ward choir, but then we go and sing in church and you can't help but marvel how great a gift and talent we all are given. I guess I'm just addicted to being in choir, and I don't think there is a cure.

Jake, the tenacious tenor