Thursday, July 29, 2010

10 things that make me HAPPY :)

My cousin Jacin inspired me to do this blog entry. She did one herself yesterday and it made me I hope that this will in turn make someone else smile as well as me. :)

So, here it is, my list of happiness:

1. MY HUSBAND, who is truly by my side everyday making me smile and laugh. I cannot think of anyone else I'd rather spend my life with, that's because there is no one else. I am so happy.

2. MY DOGS, because they make me laugh hysterically everyday!

3. FAMILY & FRIENDS, because they are, no matter how many miles away, the people that are always there for me and have defined who I am today! The memories we share are perfect and knowing there are many many more memories to be made is awesome!

4. PRETTY THINGS IN NATURE (but not bugs!)

5. FOOD! I absolutely love to cook homemade, heartwarming meals....I love ordering pizza too. :) PS. This was the best bacon I've ever had in my LIFE, the butcher cut it for us. OH man....

6. Getting fun things in the mail from far away friends!

7. MILK, some say this could fall under the FOOD section, but it honestly cannot. I love milk so much, I drink a gallon almost every other day. I love milk. Someday I want a cow, hehe.

8. WINE TIME, time to relax and enjoy life, one of the many reasons wine is sooo good... The picture below is my cousin and I touring Napa Valley. Beautiful.

9. RANDOM PRETTINESS on the internet blogs. Blogs rule these days, there is so much prettiness I don't know what to do with it all except smile. :)

10. PICTURES THAT REMIND ME OF HOME. Home. Sweet. Home.... Living far away is hard. No question, but I've filled my home and cubicle at work with pictures and things that remind me of where I am from.

Thanks Jacin for inspiring me to do this... is was a great trip down memory lane. :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

my little man...

Bored at home with stickers on a Sunday, this is what hysterically cracked John and I up for an hour....
the little things...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Paper Memories {honeymoon in belize}

My team at American Greetings recently exhibited a show at the AG Gallery. The theme was "LIFE TRAVELS". I knew right away I wanted to focus on Belize where my husband and I traveled on our honeymoon (because it was so awesome in so many ways). But how can I use my pictures in a creative way?? That was the question! I decided to get messy and tear up my pictures and journal entries (copies of course!) to create something abstract. It was such a fun project, since I am used to working mainly on a computer. To complete my pieces, John, my husband, stained and sawed each frame for me.

LIFE TRAVELS: American Greetings Gallery
March 15- April 2

Manatee Road
This piece consists of layered photographs and journal entries all from my Belize honeymoon. By cutting, arranging, shaping, and placing each piece thoughtfully, I have created a new whole worth a thousand memories.

Local Celebrity
This piece is a collection of lens filtered photographs shaped into circles and assembled to a piece of canvas. Again, photos are from my honeymooon. :)

Coco Plum
This piece conveys my irresistible desire to travel and all things beautiful in nature. The background photo was taken from Coco Plum Caye in Belize, one of the best places on Earth!