Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
"All that the future holds in store for each sacred child of God will be shaped by his or her parents, family, friends, and teachers. Thus, our faith now becomes part of our posterity's faith later."
-Russell M. Nelson
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
-M. Russell Ballard
Friday, June 17, 2011
So You Think You Can Dance just started up again. Guys, I loooove this show. I've blogged about it before--head over here to read about why I like it so much and how the show works.
The first few episodes of the season aren't usually that great. I guess it takes awhile for the dancers to settle in. But since the skill level of the contestants has been getting better every year, and this is season 8, this week's opening show was actually...pretty good.
So here are my two favorite dances from this week--one fun dance, and one more serious dance.
Here's the fun one:
And here's the pretty one. This clip has all the blabbing included, so skip to about the 2:00 mark if you just want to see the dance:
Did I mention that I love this show?!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
So I've liked elephants for...I dunno, forever. Actually, when I was little I was into cats, so who knows what happened there.
Anyway, I had a little birthday money left over from my birthday a couple months ago, when I found this while I was browsing Etsy one day:
Ta-da! Something to spend my birthday money on. It's an elephant locket with a bitty bit of sea glass inside.
Here's one nice thing about shopping on Etsy--the shop owners are really nice. (Yes, I just said "nice" twice. And then I rhymed.) The owner of the shop where I got my elephant pendant packed it in this shiny little box:
And she sent a little free gift:
And it all arrived in the mail right on time.
So yeah, I highly recommend SAMISEAGLASS on Etsy. She has beautiful jewelry, and she'll treat you right.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
When Isaac quit his job last summer, one of his co-workers gave him an orchid as a going-away gift. It was gorgeous, and we kept it until all its blossoms fell off.
And then I read on the internet that if you're very patient, and if you keep the orchid in a sunny window (...and water it...), it will bloom again the next year. So I did.
And then, a month or so ago, I noticed that it wasn't looking so hot. We kept it in one of those half-circle windows above the windows in our dining area, so I couldn't really see it very well.
So I got it down, figuring that I was kind of tired of watering it, if it was dying anyway...and noticed that it was NOT dying.
It was creating new life! I think the leaves were a bit wilted because it was using its energy to produce buds. It's bloomed a bit since I took this picture, and guess what? Still gorgeous.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
First off, thanks to everyone who entered the My Memories Suite giveaway. I used Random.org to choose a winner, and it came up with #15, who is...
Tena!Congratulations, Tena! I've e-mailed your winning promo code to you.
Now, for those of you who didn't win, but who really liked what you saw at MyMemories.com, you can still get My Memories Suite at 25% off. The discount code is still good through Monday, June 6th. Use this code:
for $10 off My Memories Suite v.2. Pretty sweet deal.