Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Touche, Satan.

Sent this to my husband:

Him: That's a very Christlike attitude. 
Her: #Blessed #Jesusloveshashtags
Him: I can't find any evidence to back that up.
Her: #TheScriptures 

Her: Touche, Satan. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

#MCM - this man

We've had a stressful month but we're coming into the home stretch. Love this man I've decided to spend my life with. ❤️

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Dylan in Shrek the Musical. Character: Puss In Boots

We had such a fun family weekend! After several weeks of rehearsals, Dylan made his "big stage" debut this weekend in Shrek the Musical.

Dylan loves to perform. Singing and dancing are his particular favorites. Before this weekend, he had been only in several school plays and a small performance as a preschooler. This was the biggest audience that he had ever performed for - and he was performing with kids that were MUCH older than him.

We are so grateful to be connected to so many youth theatres through our friends. Moore Musicals put this on and it was such a joy for him to work with people that work in our local arts community. Dylan's dad and I both went to the same performing arts school and participated in both drama and music. And Dylan's stepdad (my husband) is a member of the Actor's Equity Association. So this passion definitely runs in the family!

He had quite the cheering section all weekend. We were even able to bring his cousins to see the show last night! I was pretty much crying the whole time so luckily for me, the Grandma paparazzi were able to get these great shots! 

We can't wait for the next show! 

Friday, April 22, 2016

This Blog: It Is What It Is

Kind of struggling with my blogger identity these days. As many of you know, I'm working on a few of book projects. As a major ESFJ, I have a lot going on. I have a novel that is in the "editing" process. I have a book of essays that I have outlined that I am currently writing. That book falls into the self-help/personal memoir category. And I'm also developing another novel. My creative cup runneth over.

So a lot of what goes into this blog is currently going into that stuff right now. But I miss the daily back and forth of a blog. Speaking as someone who obsessively updated a Livejournal starting in mid-high school - blogging is a medium that I truly love.

I live pretty transparently. I'm not a private person. I make vulnerability a priority in my relationships and my writing. I also don't have a lot of "scope" when it comes to this blog. It's literally just a blog about my life. 

So, I guess what I am saying is that I want to be writing here more. But I also don't want to feel pressured for it to "be" a thing that it isn't. 

What this Blog Is Not:

Anything that belongs on Pinterest 
Meant to be a job or an income driver. I can (and have) made money writing. I don't want this place to be reliant on advertising. 
About any one thing. If I want to write about books, I want to write about books. If I want to have six straight posts about my kid, I want to be able to do that.  
A place where the word "should" exists. 

What This Blog Is:
Whatever the heck I want it to be. 

*Mic Drop*

So, without further ado, a picture of the beautiful riverwalk I took with my Young Women this week. Aka my happy place. Because I want this blog to be my happy place. 

Orange Hair Don't Care

I feel like my husband's contempt for the selfie can be accurately quantified in this picture. I promise he actually likes me! 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

General Conference Project - Face Masks

I have a hard time being idle. This really comes to light when we are watching General Conference. It's a long time to sit and not do anything. I don't want to be constantly checking social media or texting. (Although I have been seeing some amazing conference quotes on Instagram!) So I like to have little projects to work on while I watch conference. In the past, I've watched conference while organizing files on my computer. Or, purged socks and tights. But this spring is wreaking havoc on my allergies and therefore my skin! So my conference project is trying out face masks! 

The mask pictured above was super simple: full-fat Greek yogurt - 4 oz and a teaspoon of yeast. Leave on for 30 min and then rinse with cool water. Feels amazing- a little runny! But so rejuvenating. My pores are tight and the little lines under my eyes are less visible. 

The one I'm trying next is for redness. I don't know if that's a problem got you. I ground up 4 aspirin (for the Salicylic acid) and mixed it with a teaspoon of honey and 4 oz of the yogurt. I've heard this is awesome for acne and redness which are my big skin complaints. 

What are some of your favorite homemade face masks?