Jan 31, 2012


enjoy the simple things

i believe some of the most simplistic things in life,
are the things that can make us the very happiest.

The Bountiful Temple
What a blessing it is that in fifteen short minutes, I can find myself in this beautiful, peaceful, house of the Lord.
Not everyone can say baptisms will fit into their schedule before school,
 i'm so lucky to live so close!
How simple it is to take the time to go do this, and what a BIG difference it makes on the rest of my day.

It may sound tedious to some, but i could spend countless hours on end happily crafting away. i just love it. it's as simple as that. it definitely makes my top five ways I would want to spend my time. i love new projects! and I look for any reason to do one.

whip cream fight?
I don't know what makes anyone happier than being
and spending time with the people you love, LAUGHING!
i will never grow up too much for a good-old whip cream fight :)

honestly, i love my job!
if I have to earn and save money anyway, I might as well be doing it in a place with these gorgeous chandeliers!
I work with the nicest girls
in the cutest store
i have the best boss ever
(not to mention 40% off)
i'm lucky, it was a great find.
(Bohme Boutique, Layton Hills)


scraping my car off every morning is NOT a simple thing to enjoy... no matter how you look at it, it's just not.
But at least mother nature provides an occasional pretty picture. Something simple and pretty to enjoy before I have to scrape.

"enjoy the small things in life"
love, Dove

Jan 13, 2012

mind boggled

One of the best creations in life has to be the SMOOTHIE
whoever invented it is pure genius.

As I was making myself a brunch smoothie today though
a very serious question started to haunt me...

Why is it that on a normal day I grab a half of a banana for breakfast
and it completely fills me up?
I'm stuffed!

BUT if I choose to drink a smoothie

A banana and a half
half a cup of blueberries
half a cup of yogurt
a tablespoon of lemon juice
and... OK (a scoop of ice-cream)

They fill me up the exact same?!?!?!
Something can't be right about that.
that's a LOT of food!
Why does it seem like so much less just because it's blended?
It's still the same substances... just in a different form, right?
If I were to try and eat all those foods prior to blending... there is no way I could!
Either I'm missing something or smoothies are a pure trick to make me fatter.

Well either way I'm not willing to give them up.
So I'll just have to continue to be mind boggled and sip on my smoothie.

Jan 10, 2012


what is happening??
Last I checked this was
What happened to the
 'so called'
easy, no-stress lifestyle?

Maybe i'm being over-dramatic but the last few weeks my brain has been a stress case! 
I've always been the least 'busy' person, with time on my hands to paint, craft, nails, blog, read, date, bake,
pretty much i could fit in whatever i wanted.

Then out of NO where there are a million
papers to write
notebooks to create
presentations to prepare
finals to study for
scholarships to apply for
online classes with deadlines
seminary to make-up
working at both of my jobs
keep my room clean during all of this...

slow down please!!

When am I suppose to find time to learn how to crochet before winter is over?

Good news is I'm pretty sure atleast half of this chaos will be eliminated with the end of this term, two more days!
Then I can begin the list of things that i actually WANT to be working on :)

thank heavens for blog venting... I feel better already.