Friday, December 31, 2010


2010 I will miss you.

I would have to say that 2010 has been my favorite year thus far.

There have been trials, hardships, and missing'-- questions, fears and hurts--. But there has also been so much more good. My heart is full of love for all that I have experienced.

Hugging my beautiful children in Bangladesh, drinking hot cocoa in Nepal with Jaybay, hiking the Patagonia's, late nights with my girlies, new job, new house, new bestie, new understanding, new memories.

I don't know if I am ready to leave 2010--but like always time ticks on. Experiences become memories long before I am ready--so I am stuck with photos and dreams--and new experiences which will become new memories.

In 2011 I want to savor each experience more--because soon all they will be are memories, photo's and once was.

So heres to a new year--full of savoring, appreciating and indulging in all the old and ordinary that I have let pass by.

2010 you are a sparkling year--I will always remember YOU!

I am ready to induldge in the unappreciated and embrace the little joys of life!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

sometimes the truth hurts.

Ouch. Sometimes things you hear or say--need to be said--but they still sting a bit. The defenses are rearing and ready to guard--the tongue is ready to cut back--but the intentions of these words are nothing malicious. This morning was one of those mornings. A person I trust the most, told me somethings I really did not like hearing--constructive criticism, some may call it. We shared things that were not easy to share--not lovely or dovey--but concerns, hopes and pleas.

Sometimes things need to be said. Sometimes things need to be heard. But most times the way we say these things can use some fine tuning. I am all for open, honest communication--but I am also seeing the need for some tuning. Some need for caring about how we say what we have to say, to the people we love the most. And believe me--I should be first in line for a tune up.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Well Hello Christmas Break!

Finally sometime to sit and relax. To do the things I really enjoy. To sip hot cocoa early in the morning and contemplate life with my mother. To curl up by the fire and read a book. To craft with my sister, talk business and life with my father and catch up with friends. Oh I just adore being on Christmas break.

Today I am off to do some Christmas shopping! What is on your list?

P.S. I seem to have misplaced my phone :( If you are wanting to get ahold of me emaiL! :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

I still miss them.

Many exciting things are happening in my life--its almost Christmas break--I have a new job--school is going well--but I still miss Bangladesh. Nothing here will completely fill my Bangladesh hole. In March it will be exactly a year since I have seen them--that is a year too long.

P.S. There isn't much I wouldn't give for 15 minutes to hug and love on these children.

Friday, December 10, 2010

mmmm mmmm mmm...

Im eating a Red Velvet Cupcake and it is Delish'~

I am feeling this:

Next week I have finals--
I should be stressed--I should be worried--
But I am not--I just dreaming about doing this:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Things Organized Neatly

My life feels like it could use a little order today--yet I just don't want it!
So I have settled myself with a compromise--order--but with some class.

photos found here

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

today was a long day--
this is going to be a long week--
I JUST REMEMBERED--a inspiring person, Janet put a little something in my mailbox
I dont know what it is--but I am going downstairs RIGHT NOW to get it!
Thanks Janet for dropping by something--and totally making my day!
Love you!


I love playing dress-up--
I love putting on glossy lipstick
and smooth body butters--
I love coloring my eye lids with hues of glow
and polishing up from head-to-toe.
I love the feeling of looking in the mirror and truly thinking--"I look beautiful"

But I never want to be simply Pretty.
I want to be pretty and more--
I want to be inspiring, intelligent, real.

I want to wear pure, uninhibited joy
and smooth away my wrinkles with love.
I want to gloss my lips with kindness
and frost my eyes with forgiveness
I want to look in the mirror and truly think--"I feel beautiful--from the inside out"

For I have realized that joy, kindness, and forgiveness
are accessories essential to any outfit.
They are worth more then a pretty face--
and can cover any unseemly marks

I love to play dress-up--
I love the feeling of glossy lips
and shiny shoes--
But I have realized that dressing up on the outside
is never fully as beautiful without
love, passion, and compassion filling the inside.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

I am now the Beauty and Fashion Editor for the Walla Walla Lifestyles magazine!--If you are in Walla Walla please join me for the Launch Party we will be having Friday December 3--

Saturday, November 27, 2010

ouch. my heart hurts.

I woke up at 6:00am--and just couldn't sleep--

Missy is packing up her stuff and it just seems unreal that she is leaving--going back to NZ--I don't want her to leave. I don't want it to be reality--but it is.

The worst things in life are the ones you don't want to be true--but they are. The things that you wish so desperately to change but you can't--

Missy your wonderful--smart and beautiful--as I watch you be strong, move on, and throw away--I can see the pain--I can see the hurt--but I can also see the strength, the love, the passion, the joy, and the uniqueness you hold within you. And that dear friend is amazing. You are beautiful on the inside and out-- and I love you. I will miss you more then you know. Keep breathing--keep being you--because no matter what anyone says--I know you and YOU is amazing--JUST THE WAY YOU ARE. Thanks for showing me something to aspire to. You are inspiration, you are worth it, and you are a chosen woman of God--and I am in aw of you.

Love LOve Love you my dear friend I will miss you--but can't wait to visit you and your Kiwi self! NZ will never know what hit it! :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

the world is full of hurt
full of achy breaky hearts
but some of my favorite people have something special
something special inside of them
something so inspiring that it fills me up when
everything else is telling me to hurt
I look around and see you
I see you shining
I see you being more then you should
Because of you I am inspired to be more
to shine when I feel dim
to look for the flicker of light and warmth in ice cold souls
to give more--expect less
care when I don't want to
and look for the small pieces of exceptional
the world is full of hurt
full of achy breaky hearts
but thankfully I have people like you
the ones who can make darkness sparkle
and ice melt

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

‎"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have
the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it
shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just
one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it"

This morning I woke up with a subtle headache--
A knot in my stomach--
I have a Chem test today.
My hands are a little sweaty, I was in tears once yesterday--

I am silly--

This morning when I woke up. I jumped on my computer--quickly printing off an assignment before some more quick Chem Test studying--and there were 7 emails sitting in my inbox.

One email from a very dear friend of mine--As I read yet another segment of her story I realized--she has things to wake up in knots about. She has things to be angry about. She has things to worry about--and all things that are quite frankly ridicules things to have to deal with. The kind of things that are centered around judgement--not love. But you know what she does? She looks for the silver lining. She sees the pain, and confronts it--and then looks for something better.

I am continually inspired by this friend--and so thankful to have friends like this in my life.

I have been thinking about this issue of judgement and am faced with this final question:
How some life life so full of judgement for others? But how can I life live without judging those for their judgment?

Today I have a Chem test--be in reality--I have a life test. I might not Ace my Chemistry but I will do well on my life test--Remembering that life is bigger than tests, grades, and expectations--bigger than stress, judgement, fear and worry. God please take those.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Im craving a space. A space just for me--
A space that is organized. Compartmentalized--yet inspiring.
I want a place that I can relish in my own ideas.
A place to be me.
I have been thinking about what this place would look like--
What it would be called--
I found a great term on a cute blog called notyouraverageordinary--
The space was called an "Imagination Room."
I have decided I want my very own imagination room.
Here is what It might feel like--

photos from here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here!

Morning inspiration-

Images found here---->click!