Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Just a Reminder!

Yep! It has been nearly 6 months already...can you believe it?! It is once again time for the Spring Beehive Bazaar to bloom into our lives and shower us with all it's goodies! Please come and support our local artists and vendors! Remember that Mother's Day is rapidly approaching and this is a great place to find something for the mom who has everything! This craft show is unlike any other in the state and it is well worth a visit! 

The Beehive Bazaar Spring 09

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Picture Perfect!

This past Sunday as we sat next to our friends at church and their little girl, Megan, came up to me and handed me a picture that she had drawn. I told her how incredibly wonderful it was and what a great talent she had. After complimenting her on her work, I then asked, "Who is it?" She looked at me with awe and simply replied, 
"It's YOU!"
The resemblance is uncanny! I especially love the blonde hair and British teeth!
This picture makes me laugh so hard every time I look at it! I love it so much and will probably hang on to it forever! Thank you Megan for such a lovely rendering - You are such a cute little girl and I hope you continue to pursue your passion for art!
(April, I hope it was o.k. to post this!)

Saturday, April 18, 2009


So, I have been wanting a baroque mirror for quite some time now. And when I say "quite some time", I mean 3 freaking years! I love the look of an ornate piece mixed with modern elements. The more I stalked design blogs and magazines, the more I was inspired! It used to be that one would have to pick a single decorating style and have it flow through their entire house. Thank goodness times have changed in the world of decorating! Eclectic is key! I had searched numerous antique stores in several states and was always put out by the ridiculous prices of baroque mirrors. The cheapest I could find was still over $200.00! I did find one the other day at my "secret" used furniture/antique shop and the owner was willing to wheel and deal to the price of $40.00! I knew it was a steal, but I just didn't want to spend that much, either. I'm really cheap! 

These mirrors that I found online and in magazines, are NOT!
Aren't they amazing! The oval coral mirror is from Horchow and is priced so nicely at $790.00! (I know it is blog etiquette to give props to where you found images online, but quite honestly, I don't remember where I got them? So sorry!)

I know it's old news, but I am still very upset that this magazine was discontinued. I anticipated it's arrival each month! Look at this cover! I have never seen such styles mesh so well and so beautifully! There's that baroque mirror with Eames shell chairs!

Today I did my usual bi-monthly trip to the Deseret Industries. (Never go to a D.I. on a Saturday in this economy! Crazy!) Low and behold, there she was just laying there amongst oak frames circa 1987 and rooster prints! The wife-beater-wearing, mullet-sporting, lack-of-good-hygiene people snubbed it and walked right on by as though it was the biggest piece of trash they had ever seen! No one else could see it's potential?! GOOD! She was all mine for a lovely price of only $5! 


A little black high gloss spray paint can make a world of difference and make Amy shout from the rooftops, "I LOVE MYSELF SOME D.I.!"

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Greetings

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter!
This month my book group read "The Robe" and it gave such an interesting perspective on Christ's death and the people that were influenced by him during and after his mortal life. If you have not read this book, I highly recommend it! My thoughts have been consumed with this subject after having finished the book, watching conference and having the Easter holiday this month. It is probably one of the first times (sorry to say!) that I have actually had the opportunity to really focus on the true meaning of Easter. Here is a great movie/clip from conference last week that my friend Amanda had on her blog. This talk was one that just really stood out for me since my mind was already in tune with the topic.