Friday, October 12, 2012

holiday pillow cover roundup

it's been cold today.  rainy and cold.  wet and fallish.  ahhh, the holidays are close!
here are some SWEET pillow covers i found that i thought i'd share.  they're a fun way to spice up your home for the holidays!

1. 2.3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

the sprouted kitchen: blog review

food blogger sara forte and photographer husband hugh forte never disappoint.  their every post is insanely delicious.  

focused on creating tasty whole foods, sara explains, "...eating seasonally will change your take on everyday cooking. My intention is to make food taste good through using healthy ingredients: whole grains, unsaturated fats, natural sugar alternatives and the like." 

 i've been a smitten follower for a many years now.  you can imagine my delight to learn they just rolled out a cookbook! i think i need a copy to keep under my pillow. 
i'm obsessed with hugh's photography & sara's stunning styling combinations.  it oozes class.  take a look.
 doesn't this food look amazing?  shitake mushroom + lentil asian tacos
read all about the sprouted kitchen here.  bon app├ętit!
and don't forget, today is the last day to receive 25% off in my shop!  use code: falling25 ♥

images courtesy of the sprouted kitchen
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012


my soul's tank has been refilled.  words cannot express the overflowing peace and rejuvenation my spirit received this last weekend.  
all of the speakers were amazing; but in my opinion, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland killed it!  his talk was monumental.  epic. 

and like i predicted, i didn't stay in bed all weekend.  i ended up working out in the yard between saturday sessions and then we went on a field trip with my family on sunday.  we drove to beautiful mirror lake.  
the glorious sun shone down on us and warmed our chilly bods that afternoon.  what a little spot of heaven.
kate, scott, tally and my cute mom all happened to wear stripes.  they're so cute.  
they couldn't have planned that better.  love them.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

counting down

it's friday!  it's friday!  i'm so excited!  it's friday!

i'm counting down the hours until conference.  i told sam this morning that i'm not getting out of bed all weekend.  i just want to cozy up and watch the speakers in my jammies.  he laughed.  i always say that, and after about half a day of lounging, i get restless and insist on going for a mountain drive to listen & hunt for leaves.   we'll see this year.
i printed this fall print up big for my kitchen the other day.  i'm loving it in this space.  
it is now available for purchase in 11x14" & 16x20" (as shown).  it's not too late to display this.  i'm going to leave mine up through thanksgiving!  

don't forget you can receive 25% off your entire order now through 10/10 - even on sale items! coupon code: falling25

have a great day friends!

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Brightsides Designs Fall Sale

hey there friends!  i'm having a huge fall sale!  
take advantage now & stock up on christmas gifts!!!    

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Book of Mormon Reading Schedule

i'm a few days late in posting this, but there is still time to easily catch up!!

our ward was challenged to finish the Book of Mormon by Christmas day!  who's with us?  

I usually don't write very long posts, but here goes, this is important to me!

Let me ask you this, how many times have you found something so great that you just want to tell everyone about? It happens to me all the time. A couple of months ago, I bought a new surface cleaner that I completely fell in love with.  Boy, I wanted to call up everyone I knew and tell them all about it and how much I loved it!  Every time I used this product, it just made me so happy inside!  It worked so well, got the job done right, and made my surfaces sparkle!  I was a believer and I wanted all my friends to try this!  I did tell a lot of them about it; not to sell it, but to share with them something that I loved!  We all have 'em, our favorite book, an amazing recipe, a hilarious movie, a delicious restaurant, etc. Well, I find myself so excited and passionate about these things that i literally want to shout from the rooftops about how much this product, place, thing has helped me, enlightened me, and made things so much easier and better for me. 

My life was/seemed completely fine, content and great before I used, read, or experienced such things. Sometimes we don't know what we are missing. Well, just like my desire to share my new found favorite this, that or the other, I stopped and thought about my ultimate favorite thing and realized how much I would love to tell all the people I cared about the very most about my testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

This is something I hold very close to me. It is special. It's personal, and it brings me more happiness than I know I'll ever realize. I want so badly to shout from the rooftops my delight, wonderment and joy The Book of Mormon brings to me!  I want to invite everyone to church with me each week and sit right beside them as we learn more about our Savior Jesus Christ.  But I can't.  I am way too scared to get on top of my roof or anyone's rooftop and let’s face it, I would look like a crazy!  As members, we just want to share what we love!  We want all families to enjoy the eternal blessings we do.  We don't want to harass, force, or make anyone accept the Gospel, we just want to introduce our most precious, favorite thing.

I've always been a little nervous to share my testimony with non-members and even inactive friends, family members and associates.  I worry that I may offend them.  I worry that they may feel pressured. I tend to shy away.  WHY I ask myself?!  If someone had something that they loved that much, that brought them so much peace, happiness, joy and blessings, I would want to know!  I would be sad if they didn't share that with me.  So I am sharing this gift with you now :)

If you haven't had a chance to read the Book of Mormon, or haven't read it in a long time, I invite you to pick it up and read it.  Moroni makes a promise at the end (Moroni 10:3-5)and challenges us to ask for ourselves if this book is true.  

What do you have to lose?  If you sincerely read it, ask, and listen to your heart, you will know of the truth for yourself.  

re-post 2/18/2009

i have made up a printable bookmark schedule to share (below).  
just right click on each image (front & back) and save to your computer to print :)  enjoy!

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