Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Happy Boxing day to all my Canadian friends out there. 
*I'm not really sure what the true meaning of that holiday is, but I will be spending it snowed in watching Rocky movies.

Monday, December 24, 2012


Remember that one time last year when I saw the new Footloose movie and fell in love with the red boots the character Ariel was wearing. They are Frye boots. If you know nothing about Frye boots, just know that they are very expensive. I tried several pairs on, but I couldn't convince myself to spend that much money on myself. So I tried alternative red boots. Fail. Fail. Fail.
While I was trying on all those boots, one night I found a wallet in a parking lot at a big NYE party. I opened the wallet to see SEVERAL Benjamin Franklins staring me in the face...probably enough to buy those boots I wanted. Without even thinking twice, I took the wallet inside the building of the party and turned it in...just the way I found it.
For the next year, I worked really hard writing blog posts/articles earning "points"I could turn into gift cards so I could purchase those almost (not really) forgotten Frye boots and not feel guilty. I did it! I earned enough to make a size 8 pair of cognac Melissa Button boots mine.
But then I realized it was almost Christmas. I felt like I was supposed to be home with my family for the holidays. I didn't race to get employment, but instead kept my time free to help friends and others around the community who needed it. Thanks to my dang heart that is too big, I decided to spend that Amazon money I worked so hard to earn to provide awesome gifts for OTHERS instead of myself. From hours spent  in warehouses or boutiques, to smiling for photos with kiddies and Santa, to free baby and even dog sitting....I filled my time with wonderful holiday service.
I tried really hard to give gifts that would make others smile and show I care about them (some anonymously and some not) because I learned from the Bible in Acts 20:35 ...It is more blessed to a give than to receive.

Guess I'll have to wait until next year for the real Christmas boot on my list.

Friday, December 21, 2012


Mall santa went on break and I need some spending cash, so come sit on my lap
(before security catches me in the workshop).

Thursday, December 13, 2012


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...and time for a holiday card photo shoot.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Hello, Del Taco mac & cheese bites.
The fat girl inside of me wishes they sold these in 20 packs.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I think I just ate the censored version of the better than sex...I mean whatever...cake in cupcake form.
God bless the modesty in Utah County.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


'Tis the season for the ugliest ugly Christmas sweater t-shirts parties. 
So I wore this to Thanksgiving Point to help take photos with Santa. I was wondering if Godzilla would be too much for the kiddies...until I saw 5 year old boy with another dinosaur shirt. We bonded over cookies and milk and had a fiery night.

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