Friday, January 29, 2010


found here by Sara Jackson

Someone asked me a question one day that I couldn't answer right away.

If you could give something to every person in the world what would it be?

I will always remember his answer.


That's what I want to give people too.

The thing is, giving hope requires action. Not just talking about it.

I have some friends who are involved in The Hope For Haiti Project. They taught me a principle years ago that I still know to be true today.

If you can't go, send someone who can.

That's what The Hope For Haiti Project is all about. Don't miss out. Go there.

It's your turn.

Give Hope.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

"I only know that I love you..." S. O'Hara

Not only do I want this outfit, I secretly want this life. The life that has time to go to the library to read, in a skirt none-the-less. I did venture to the library during one of our snow days and picked up a doozy. All 1000 plus pages of "Gone With the Wind." Have you read it? I'm inching along, slowly, getting lost, wanting to be named Scarlett, live in the South, and have a set of handsome twins vying for my affection (I'm just saying. That would be nice, no?!) . I'll let you know when I finish, if I finish (I have a bad habit of not doing that), but so far I highly recommend it.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


And by Ugg-ly I'm not refering to my dog...
I wear my slippers to stay warm. Athena prefers to lounge in front of the vent.
I'm going to go out on a limb here. I think Uggs are ugg-ly. Really, most boots with fur just aren't my favorite. Sure, I've worn a fake pair before, but I'm allowed to change my mind. Please don't get mad at me or get your feelings hurt because you like them and I don't. That's great if you do. I'm sure they look fabulous on you. We all have our preferences.

That being said, I've fallen prey to promises of toasty feet, walking on clouds, and hard soles on my slippers. I've already had 3 snow days this winter, and the only complaint I have are my poor toes. Target saved the day with these bad boys that I wear from the time I walk into the door until the second I leave... Accept that one time I went against my better judgement and wore them in public. Just once. But, for $15, I'm convinced you need a pair too -- whether you like Uggs or not.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

It Is NOT "O-Ten"

Etsy Garland by KristinaMarie seen here

I had grand plans for my 100th post (yay me!), but it didn't happen. Then the inspiration was gone and I had nothing. So here it is...

Don't you it hate how it's easier to find the negative, than the positive. It takes more work to see things on the bright side. I'm even an optimistic person. I was ready to say goodbye to 2009 -- completely over it. I'm pretty ashamed to admit I was only thinking about the hard things and completely overlooking the fact that 2009 will forever hold some of my very best memories. I mean, I did some cool things, had reunions with some of my best friends, became reacquainted with some old friends, further proved that you don't have to live in the same city to be life friends, found direction in school, had adventures in new cities, and fell completely in love with Ava, a baby that I didn't even birth. I'd say overall, it was good year. Besides, I wouldn't want it easy all the time because that's cheap. I want to have joy from my depths and remind myself that sometimes there is pain in the process. When it's easy it seems I start to rely only on myself, and well, that never gets me anywhere. :)

That being said, I'm happy it's 2010. A new year, a new decade, a new start. Goals were revisited, crossed off, added, and changed. I'm one year closer to being the person I strive to be. And that really makes me happy.

P.S. Two of my very favorite people started new blogs this year and if you're not reading them yet, you should. Check out "The Bolin Adventures" and "Personal Challenge Fitness."