Sunday, July 25, 2010

Quilt kit!!

I just ordered and received my first quilt kit! I have not had any time to even open the package yet, but I hope to in the coming weeks.
Just thought I would share the package with you, I hope I don't screw it all up! :)
Wish me luck!
If any quilters out there have any tips, please let me know!
Have a great week!

Friday, July 23, 2010


Filled!! :) (in just over 2 months) YAY!!!!

~ The next journal awaits~
Buried deep in the closet, it was covered with dust.
I can't wait to start filling the blank pages tomorrow morning!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Mom~

Today, in this moment, I have to write without thinking too much. Without editing~ Pen to the paper (in so many words...)
Today my beautiful Mom would have turned 69 years old. It is our first birthday of hers without her. I miss her so much.
I know that moms are such incredible people, but my mom was something so very special. So very unique.
If I could sit with her today and tell her the things I want her to know I would start by saying...
Mom, I hope you will always know how much I love you. I hope that you know that you are such an inspiration to me...Yesterday, today and always. You are my best friend.
You have so many incredible talents. You try new things always and you master them like no one else I know. You are such a strong and caring person. You judge no one. You simply talk to people and get to know them. You take everyone for who they are.
You are kind~
You are thoughtful~
You are beautiful.
You are incredibly missed every single minute of every single day.
If I do nothing else with my life, I hope that one thing I do is live like you did. Enjoy life~
Enjoy the simple things.
Enjoy the big adventures.
Try new things.
Don't be afraid.
Always want to learn~ Always hope... Always dream...
I want to be kind, and compassionate. I want to dance, and sing in the rain.
You inspire me so much. Every single day.
I think of you always.
On this day and every other day of my life, I celebrate you!
I celebrate the time we had together, even though it was cut so short. I celebrate the memories we have.
I celebrate that I am your daughter and that you are my mother.
I am the luckiest person in the world to have been your daughter in this life.
You are such a beautiful person.
I love you with my whole heart mom~
Happy Birthday!

Here are a few photos from her birthday celebration in 2007...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

I just bought these!! :)

I had mentioned in an earlier post that I started taking boxing classes~ I LOVE THEM!! Although my hands hurt a lot of the time now, but I am getting use to it. :)
I ordered these cool boxing gloves and they came in today! I love the purple! So fun and different and my own! :)
One of the best things that I have heard since I started boxing classes is when I told my step dad that I was taking the classes he told me how much I remind him of my mom because she always loved trying new things! That made my entire day, my entire year!!
Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saw this quote...

Had to share!
The True Meaning of Life...
"We are visitors on this planet.
We are here for ninety
or one hundred years
at the very most.
During that period,
we must try to do something
good, something useful,
with our lives.
If you contribute to other
people's happiness, you will
find the true goal,
the true meaning of life."
H.H The 14th Dalai Lama

Sunday, July 4, 2010

One of my favorite things about Summer and Fall...

The local Farmers Market!! I simply love it! I love to get up early on a Saturday morning and head to The Farmers Market here in beautiful Salt Lake City! It has been one of my favorite things for years~ I went for the first time with my mom years ago when it was just a few vendors with a few veggies. Now it is pretty much a Farmers Market extravaganza! And I love it just the same~
I love the crowds.
I love the funky people watching.
I love the smells.
I love getting a cup of coffee and trying to figure out where to put it when I buy something from a vendor.
I love carrying too many bags and having them make marks in my arms~
I even love trying to find parking, even though it may not seem like it while I am circling the block! :)
I simply love everything about it.
A goal of mine lately has been to take my camera to more places and start using it for myself again.
~ Here are a few photos I took at the Market yesterday!
Happy 4th!

I set my camera on the ground for this one and I love it! :)

This is one of my best friends Andrew~ He is a fairly new blogger and his blog is should check it out!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

My new favorite thing!! :)

Ok so I have taken a break from sewing class and knitting for the summer. I've been mostly writing and trying to figure out what kind of quilt to start, and what class to take when they start up again in the Fall...
In the mean time, I have come across a crazy thing...
BOXING!! Yes, boxing! I am learning to throw punches and man, I love it!! :) I love the workout I get from boxing. I sweat from head to toe!
I love it!!
I bought my own wraps, but now I am trying to figure out what boxing gloves to get?
If you have a boxing gym in your town, I highly recommend trying it out! :)