Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Lag time...

Apologies for lack of posting efforts these past few days. I'm working in Minnesota all week freezing my tail off but loving the beauty all around. I've actually posted many times over in my mind. However, I left my laptop behind and and only have a blackberry that is keeping me in touch--with work mostly though.

I miss my lover like crazy. How do the wives do it whose husbands are in Iraq? I still haven't gotten my mind around that one.

But I'll be back soon, a bit more inspired, with afull SIM card, and heart ready to burst.

XO's

MM


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Yee-haw...

That's the first title that came to mind when slapping this pic on in a hurry. It fit's.

Andrew and I went to the Ogden rodeo last night, cowboy boots and all. It was worth the 1.5 drive for sure. I love rodeos--always have and always will.

This is our friend Devin gunning it out of the gate. He is amazing and crazy at the same time. He was badly hurt on Thursday night but got back on last night. Devin is a true cowboy. He rides the broncos--thank goodness not the bulls.

Way to go Devin! Can't wait for the next.


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It was neat to see the Cowboys in pink. From the NFL to the rodeo, it's breast cancer awareness. I appreciate how widely recognized it is.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

The face of our fridge...

One of the first things I notice when I'm in someone's home/apartment is their fridge. What's on it? I'm always fascinated really--even when one chooses to leave it crisp and clean with nothing to show on it.

Our family fridge growing up always had many pictures. I looked at it constantly. & still do. 

I've gone back and forth one whether not to leave our fridge blank. But one pic after another, it's evolved. I turn it over often too. 

I'm partial to family photos, engagement pics, and photo booths. Can you tell?
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Twenty Gauge...

furniture is "stainless steel from a fargone American era which has been restored to its former glory." My mom let me order these for my birthday. 2 months later, they're finally here! You can custom choose your color palate and specifications. For me, it's a vintage and retro mix that I love. And it's perfect for removing clutter out of the naked eye--storage space.

I actually feel in love with the look when I was in Oklahoma visiting with a customer. I would have had a hard time placing them otherwise. 


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Visit Twenty Gauge site here.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Brain Drain...

My mind has been spinning with work, work, work. I could use a "change of scenery and change of pace" as my dad would suggest. There is many a way to do so. But I would sure enjoy fun treehouse weekend. I'm indifferent about camping. But accomodations in the outdoors suits me just fine. I assume in Oregon it's too cold for something like this right now though.

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Learn about the Treehouse Resort here.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

You like? I love...

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This handmade felt necklace reminds me of Africa. I'm into the textile look right now. 

Would be worn with a simple white T and some jeans. But Elder Hales said it perfectly, "We can't afford it." 

Found on an Etsy shop here.


Friday, October 16, 2009

My husband...

at a soccer game is a sight to see. He is so passionate and just loves the game--especially Real. At the end of the game he always likes to hover the tunnel and either heckle the other team or cheer ours on.

(From left to right: Dave, Andrew, Mark, Paul, and Ben) Andrew found this pic on another blog. Sorry I can't site.


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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Beautiful Display...

Tight knit families are everything. & tight knit extended families just make it that much better. Having said that... I really enjoy breakfast at my Grandpa's brother's house--Aunt Eileen's.  She has such an adorable home that typifies 'home is where the heart is.' And she has some of the best antiques around--two old wooden high chairs in fact. 
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Old wooden bench extending along the porch with an old basket weaved stroller displaying her plants. 



Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Style of the South...

Whether I live in the South or not, there is one thing I can sure hold on to reminding me and keeping me connected to my roots. My sister does it just right.  

If it's not a jon-jon monogrammed with initials, then it's smocked with the corresponding season or occasion.

And if it's not smocked, then it's a bubble suit 
And if it's not a bubble suit, then it has a peter pan collar. Maybe even with some knee high socks and saddle shoes. 

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These were my Nephew's Easter outfits in Houston's blue bonnet fields. 



Saturday, October 10, 2009

"If you don't like the way the game is played...

just change the rules." Along with this message I received this pic the other day.  My parents are big ridders back home. For the most part we stay on the levee that lines the river close to home and the barn. But sometimes, we would get off the beaten path and canter in the open spaces--the parks and edge of the public golf course. The local park, where we have left our tracks, came out with a sign about a year ago that showed 'no horses allowed.' It was targeted to my family 100%.  I laugh every time I drive by and see it.  

So when I saw that my dad was pushing the envelope recently, I couldn't help but smile. 

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Friday, October 9, 2009

With winter approaching...

I could really use one of these. It's my neck that is often the coldest part of my body.

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But I better be careful for what I wish for becuase last time I made a posting stating I like this gold swimsuit, my sister surprised me and ordered it. & i thought it was sold out. But she found an extra out there. Thanks sis.

You can get the Ireland High Neck Warmer here



Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bridal Veil Falls...

never gets old to me. I enjoy seeing the seasonal changes it undergoes each year. In winter it completely freezes over. The leaves changing all around right now are stunning. I've been attending an event in Park City all week for work. So I've appreciated driving by and seeing this site with colorful leaves all around. 

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Another great session of General Conference...

I find myself every 6 months  saying that conference was the best ever. But this time I mean it like never before. I have the fondest memories of watching conference with my family growing up. Watching was top priority in my home . As as result, I've cultivated a love for the leaders of our church and appreciation for their words that I highly revere. I always walk away from conference motivated and recommitted to do and become better. There is so much good all around us and so much hope in our tomorrows. 

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir always adds to the occasion. Their voices are truly angelic.  This song really touched me last weekend. If I had to sum of Conference in 1 word (which is really impossible to do because it's so broad) I would do so with the word "Love." This talk especially reminds me to embrace others differences and draw nearer to God because He is love. And the more we strive to be like Him, the more we can understand his pure and perfect love. Please take the time to listen to listen to that sweet song. 
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

My Mary Teeter's...

After this post, I realized I never showed you my pieces. I adore these so much.

I found another lady who had a similar experience with her 'Mary Teeter.' Read about it here. She has a great image showing how intricate they really are.

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There are some really cute vintage buttons that are hard to see too. Sometime I just stare and find a new one I really love.

"Obviously we have plenty of buttons in our lives and are enjoying the absurdity of sewing them on fiber for a new purpose- to make people smile." ~Mary Teeter