Saturday, November 27, 2010

Before & After Bedroom

Here are some of my favorite things in my room:
Alycesun made this board for me and I LOVE it!

Miranda gave me this amazing purple world globe and since it's my heart's desire I adore it!

Brandon gave me this wicked awesome typewriter and I can't get enough of it!

I absolutely love my cork board and don't know how I survived before without one!

In my life lately I have been feeling like I need a lot of change. I got a new haircut, bought some new clothes, got my eyebrows waxed (first time), and decided my room was ready for a much needed make-over. My amazing designer and roommate, Alycesun Marie Clare, came up with all the ideas, bought or made everything, and helped to place everything in its perfect place! I adore my room I'm grateful for people like Alycesun who share their amazing talents to enrich my life! Here are some before and after photos. It's a bit confusing b/c I'm just showing the before and after of each wall and my bed and since everything change--well you get the idea.








(many more throw pillows to come...)

Catherine Papworth's EP CD Release

My amazing friend, Catherine Papworth, had her EP CD Release and I was there as her OMG (official Merch Girl). If you don't already know about Catherine and her music you really should! You can find her on FB, itunes, ReverbNation, and on her blog. Here are some pictures from the wicked awesome CD Release.

Homemade Sushi

A group of friends, hosted by Catherine Papworth, made Sushi from scratch. It was awesome!




Pirate & Carrie Underwood

Arizona State Fair

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Sister Is A Rock Star!!!

In case you haven't heard or seen the buzz about my sister Ali, she was on Ellen yesterday. You should watch the clip of her here and see some of her wicked awesome dancing moves at the beginning of Ellen's show here. In addition she has posted two of her original songs on YouTube here and here.

She's always been a big deal to those of us who know her (my family is so excited and a bit FB crazy these days) but now she's the real deal! I am so proud you Alexa for making a bucket list and being able to check off your number 1!

Monday, November 15, 2010

"What Lack I Yet?"

There is story from the book of Matthew in the New Testament of a man who comes to the Lord and asks, "Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" and the Lord proceeds to list of things this man needs to do. When the Lord is done with the list the man says, "All these things have I kept from my youth up: What lack I yet?" Then "Jesus beholding him loved him and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow me." (Matthew 19:16-22) & (Mark 10:21.)

This question, "What lack I yet?" has been ruminating in my mind for a few days. I read this story of this man I feel sorry for the man. He asked the Lord what he needed to do and the Lord, because He loved him, answered him. The Lord told him the one thing he was lacking but in the end the man wasn't willing to give up his riches for eternal life. I sometimes wonder if I am the same?

Oddly, today I had the exact opposite thought from the above. The line from a song I wrote recently kept coming to my mind. "All you see when you look at me is everything I lack..." I wonder how often we only see in others the things they are lacking or missing? I wonder if we completely miss out on great relationships, friendships or even romantic possibilities because we are so focused on what someone is lacking instead of all they posses.

I hope I am willing to give up all I posses to return to God someday and in the meantime I strive to see what people have to offer rather than what they are lacking.