Friday, September 26, 2008

Fashion Friday

Migraine Style
I can't take the preventive meds. I do take migraine meds.
I get Botox for the headaches.
Wrinkle reduction is a bonus.
Now, I'm going to lie a dark, quiet room.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Making Progress

This is a view of where the door will go.
It used to have this window. This is a view from inside the tower.
They have wrapped the tower in black paper and chicken wire.
It's all ready to get stucco.
Jordan asked if it is a Willy Wonka elevator that will go through the roof.
If it's done by Halloween I'll call it the tower of terror.
A year ago I redecorated my master bedroom sight unseen, except for pictures.
I have a new king size bed I've never slept in.
It won't be long now.

More Dress Drama

This one fits perfectly but it needs sleeves. I'm wearing a t-shirt underneath.
This one is totally modest and comfortable. It doesn't photograph well.

This one is a bit short and there is the whole tank top issue...finding one that works with the dress.

This is how it looks when it's been pressed.
This one is on it's way. My Sis said it's a little Amish. I hope it is retro cool.
Basically, I've got nothing.
The dark grey and black one from last week is too scandalous.
The search continues.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Missionary styleCan you tell who has been out longer?
"I'm featuring black Eccos and he is wearing brown Rockports. For all you fashionistas out there." Elder Jordan

Monday, September 22, 2008

Missionary Monday

Since I currently can't hug my missionary...This will have to do.
My friend Tina gave this to me for my birthday.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Celebrity Twins

This is highly amusing and addictive.

Maybe one of my twins will win an Emmy.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday Fashion

Birthday BlingTres Chic Tawnya made this cool piece for me.
The murano glass beads have the look of animal print...Love, Love.
My Ya-ya Sue made this bracelet for me.
I love the chunky beads.

How lucky am I to have talented friends who make one of a kind jewelry for me.
Thank you, thank you.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Way To My Heart

Birthday month continues and I couldn't be happier.Tom alway knows the perfect gift.
Jill made me this darling cake.
The buttercream frosting and fudgy chocolate filling are decadent.
Tauna gave me these little beauties.
They are heavenly.
Let the celebration continue...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Dress Drama

Let's pretend like she's 47.
They look great on the models. We'll see how they translate into my real life.
I need a siver dress. There are many shades of silver. This one is technically grey. Ummm, I would never wear those hideous shooties.

I wish I could be the project on The Rachel Zoe Project. She could dress me for the wedding. Have you seen this show? My favorite quote of the night, "When I lay down, do I have less wrinkles? You know, cause I'm down. Maybe I should just meet people laying down."

Since I don't have a personal stylist I've ordered these dresses to try. Stay tuned as my dress drama unfolds.
In memory of Jeni's Wednesday wedding posts.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Missionary Monday

Jordan said this is a picture of his backyard, the Snake River. Jordan and his companion Elder Boyes won the clean car award at zone conference. They got pens with orange ink because orange is President Yardley's favorite color. Apparently the mission President is famous for wearing orange ties. We are rather surprised by the award for cleanliness. Maybe this means he is cleaning his room...I'll try not to get my hopes up.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Fashion Friday

It probably comes as no surprise that I love handbags nearly as much as shoes. This is my new fall bag.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Movin On Up...

...Upstairs They started construction on the elevator last week
There will be doors where those windows are now
This was the noisy part, busting up the stucco
Today they framed the elevator shaft. I'm getting really excited. I haven't been upstairs since June 2007. It's getting close. Brynn, you better clean your room.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Child of the Sixties

It's my birthday I can blog if I want to... 1966 Don't you love my red patent leather purse?
1972 Look at those teeth...the beginning of the ugly awkward period

A stroll down memory lane

  • 60's

music-Mr Zimmerman was my music teacher at school. His brother is Bob Dylan. We learned Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head and He Ain't Heavy, He's my brother

fashion-I loved my maxis, dresses not pads

home decor-my job was raking the orange and red shag carpet

hair-every Saturday night I sat under the portable hair dryer with the little cap. My mom back combed my hair and told me "It hurts to be beautiful."

technology-We got our first colored TV

  • 70's

music-The Osmond brothers in the early 70's, Boz Scaggs in the late 70's

fashion-white patent leather go-go boots

home decor- we had foil and flocked wallpaper, groovy

hair- I was the first girl at my school to get the Dorthey Hammel wedge

technology- we got a microwave oven

  • 80's

music-Donna Summers

fashion-wedding dress and maternity clothes

home decor-my house looked like a country boutique, stenciling, dusty blue and mauve

hair-perms= UGH-LY and claw bangs

technology-we got a home computer.

  • 90's

music-lots of Barney and Disney

fashion-I'll admit it. I wore some bad vests and Christmas sweaters

home decor-hunter green carpet and red and white buffalo plaid sofas

hair-I thought I was Demi Moore ala Ghost

technology-got my first cell phone

  • 2000's

music-everything from Alicia Keyes to Michael Buble

fashion-Mom wear with a funky twist...I try

home decor-mediterranean traditional or something like that

hair-some version of a bob

technology-ipod, I learned to e-mail and blog last year

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


I liked these so much that I got them in two colors.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Missionary Monday

They need service
I need blankets
It works

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Birthday Week

For my Birthday I would like the following I want to hang with these guys
I want to play Mall Madness with her Dinner with him I want to do projects with this guy

a long phone call from the happy couple
a rap from her

I want to have these two tell me jokes
and play dress-up with this one

Long e-mail or actual card from him

Spa day with her

and I want to see The Women with some women. Matinee anyone?

I don't want stuff. I just want time with my peeps.

Friendship or Virus

Amish friendship bread

worth the effort

I'm not sure why this is called friendship bread. It's more like a chain letter or virus. Someone gives it to you and then you pass it along.
The starter is like having a pet. You have to take care of it and feed it. It is high maintenance.
Brynn was very attentive to the starter. She's never had a pet.
I supervised while Jenni and Brynn baked the bread. I was the Little Red Hen. "Who will help me bake this bread?"
It was totally worth the effort...the girl's effort.
You might want to avoid me for awhile. I'm still contagious. If you are interested in spreading this pandemic to your "friends" and neighbors, give me a call. It might be a good way to break up with toxic friends and torment your B and C list friends... you know, the ones that bug. I'm just saying.
Next time, I just want the fresh baked loaf of bread please. Keep your virus to yourself.