Friday, September 19, 2014

Sometimes I'm productive

This dresser/changing table was not white originally. But it is now.

To finish it, all we need are handles for the drawers.

We bought it used for an awesome price, and with a little paint it looks great. I might do some touch-up work on it later... but I also have a crib to paint, and I want to make sure we have enough paint for that first.

Whoo! Productivity! Baby furniture! I'm glad it's the weekend, I can refocus my thoughts. And it's supposed to get rainy again in a couple days. Fingers crossed that the weather forecast doesn't change! The fall colors up on the mountains tell me that the summer weather is ending. Yeeeesssss, come to me fall!!! I've been eating pumpkin muffins from Costco for the past week!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sherlock Holmes has it right

This little trip from Wednesday evening was a literal breath of fresh air. Mountain air. I always enjoy going up to Provo Canyon, especially when the weather is so perfect. I even needed a jacket just for good measure! Autumn officially begins in 9 days, people. We must be ready.

Plus, nature is just so dang gorgeous.

I came across this quote while I was reading a short story out of my complete Sherlock Holmes collection last night. Sherlock comments on the beauty of a rose, and I think he makes a beautiful observation:

"Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers."

Just as Sherlock does, I receive assurance in the existence (and goodness) of God just by looking at the flowers and the beauty around me. Something so beautiful can't just... happen. The hand of God is evident in the design of this earth. Those flowers give us hope in something greater.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

I got bangs. Yep.

Please excuse:

  1. The weird way that the whites in these pictures are glowing and bleeding (smartphone camera issues)
  2. The poor quality of the photos (smartphone camera issues)
  3. The fact that I forgot to take the name tag off my dress for half of the pics ("pregnancy brain" issues)

I  (obviously) do not have the talent, know-how, or patience for Photoshop. Photo snobs... get over it. #DSLRsomeday

dress - Mikarose  //  belt - Kohl's (old)  //  heels - Famous Footwear

Yesterday morning I walked into a hair salon and came out with a fringe across my forehead. Talk about major change! I haven't had bangs since about 4th grade... and the bangs I used to have when I was little were the "bubble bangs" that were typical of 80s/90s kids. You know the ones I'm talking about. Curling irons. LOTS of hairspray.

Here's a childhood classic, for your viewing pleasure.

Oooooh yes. If that doesn't scream out "90's child!!!" then I don't know what does.

I've been warning Doug for a while that I wanted to try bangs. Doug, for whatever reason, doesn't like bangs in general and he really didn't want me to get them. Of course, I went ahead and got them anyways. I'm stubborn, ya know. He'll just have to get used to them! We'll see how long the bangs last before I decide that they're too "high-maintenance" and grow them out. For now though, I love having a change in hairstyle! It's been a looooong time since I've done something different.

And ya gotta admit... the weird white glow I have around me in these pics makes it seem kind of ethereal... that's cool, right? Right??!?   *Sigh.   Note to self: just don't wear white for pictures.