Thursday, June 28, 2012

"What I need is the dandelion in the spring..."

Two things you should know about me:
I love Etsy. Like, LOOOOVE it.
I love, love, LOOOOVE The Hunger Games. Peeta? Peeta anyone?
Seriously, after reading the trilogy and seeing the first movie I am dying already for the next 2 to come out.

So, I don't know why it took me so long to look up The Hunger Games items on Etsy. And now, I am glad I did. Behold, my new favorite necklace:

After having my world falling apart last year, this quote from Mockingjay really hit home:

"What I need is the dandelion in the spring

The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction.

The promise that life can go on

no matter how bad our losses.

That it can be good again."

I wear this necklace close to my heart now, not only because of my love for this quote and the book series,  but because it holds a special place in my heart. It IS true, life can and does go on, no matter what we've gone through, no matter what we've lost.  Heavenly Father will help and heal you and bless you with peace and happiness and hope. Life IS good, and I am so grateful.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I fall in love a lot......

.....Like right now, and every other time I look at dresses. I made the mistake of getting on Shabby Apple while I'm broke. Seriously, it is love.SUCH cute finds. 
I am a big dress junkie. I prefer them and skirts to jeans ANY day. So this is like dress-addiction heaven. 
Just look at these beauties!!
First of all and I am loving how there are so many modest options out there in dresses now! And that bathing suit is uh-mazingly cute!

*1*     *2*     *3*     *4*

Now to come up with a few hundred dollars that I can splurge on them ;)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Be Prepared To Cry

I have been hooked on watching some of the Mormon Message videos lately.  I have been having a rough time with some things that have happened in my life and there just always seems to be a message in these videos meant just for me, that the Lord knows I need to hear.
I found this video a few years ago when it first came out, and I am sure the Lord lead me to it at a time when I REALLY needed it, just He has lead me to find it again now, as I needed to hear these words again.
This is truly a touching video with an incredible message, I totally recommend it to anyone, and hope it touches you like it does me.
Just get the tissues ready...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Hot German Life Guard Who Gave Me Sun Poisoning

I just got back from my first vacation in 5 years!!! (9 if you don't count that "vacation" driving across the country 5 people to a 5 passenger car in the middle of the summer in 2007)
  I had SUCH a good week!! I feel so refreshed,  that is, when I am not moving...
because every move I make hurts...
and this is why:

(right-me, left-my sis. pardon the immodesty, it hurts to wear anything but tank tops and even that is pushing it)

Yeah, painful. Real painful. And this picture doesn't even begin to do it justice, haha. I am seriously red. I look like  I am wearing a white bathing suit top over a red jumpsuit.
 Hot, I know ;)
I ended my awesome vacation getting incredibly sick with sun poisoning...i.e. chills, hot flashes, nausea, aches, etc. Not fun.
So the moral of the story is: WEAR SUN SCREEN YO! Especially if you are fair skinned, and NO MATTER how distracted you are by the hot,blonde, German life guard watching you at the pool.