Thursday, August 25, 2011

a year later...

It has been a year and 5 minutes exactly since I was hit by Justin Hicken's car. He was under the influence of heroin at 7:15 in the morning when he hit me. In honor of this year anniversary (and whenever you see this post) do something to fight against drugs and driving under the influence.

I'm happy to be alive and I don't want sympathy for what happened a year ago, but I want everyone to remember that drugs don't only affect the user. It just isn't worth the risks the user takes, no matter what. People make really irrational decisions when they are under the influence. They can hurt someone else like Justin Hicken did or they can hurt themselves. Some nice people died from overdose in my hometown last summer and it was so sad.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I really like treats and sweets. I made these tasty lime meltaways a few weeks ago:

I like the swirl on the top, its cute.

I don't have the recipe for them at the moment but if I remember maybe I'll post it later. They were really good and I'm proud of myself for making them up. I want to make other flavors of meltaways as well.

Jeremy and I are in Jackson, Wyoming for the rest of the week. Jeremy is taking people's pictures at a ranch while I sit here at our friends house alone with the computer. I've developed a cold. I find that I really waste time when I'm home with a cold all alone. I've had fun looking at cool things though. Look at these tasty, cute, fun things. I tracked these down by looking at a post on Jordan Ferney's blog, Oh Happy Day. Now, I'm not a real blogger or blog reader like her so I don't know what is or isn't awesome when it comes to blogs. She really likes Not Martha which is a blog that has been around for a while. Megan, at Not Martha, seems to be a really fun person. She has cute ideas like chocolate Easter egg surprises, which are like little kinder eggs.

From Not Martha, I then went to Omnomicon, which has this cute colorful cake idea that I want to do for the next cakey thing that I make, and the kitchn, where we can learn to make homemade peeps. Yummy yummy yummy!

I hope that I remember these treats when their respective holidays come up again in 2012 cause maybe that will be the last time I'll ever get to make holiday treats (because it's 2012)!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


There was the most wonderful lightning on Saturday night. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to watch it. I don't know if I'll ever see such electrical wonders again in my life. I started taking pictures too late so only 7 have any bolts in them, though I took hundreds.

It really was so awesome. The lightning was so crazy that I started to feel scared, even though it is one of my favorite things ever.

After the lightning went behind the mountain, it was still a beautiful night with the moon peeking out of the dispersing clouds.

Friday, August 12, 2011


I'm serious. I'm going to start making things in series, one or two months at a time depending on how often I paint, paste, draw, cut, or do any of those digitally. Look what my friend Satomi made out of paper...
She is a really talented and beautiful dancer and is also good at visual art! Anyway, I'd like to try my hand at paper cutting too.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

new schedule

So, I've been feeling like I've been in an unproductive rut for a while now. I'd like to do the things I say I'm going to do because that helps fuel my happiness. Jeremy, my mother, and my sister Charlotte (and probably my other sisters) have really been encouraging me to make things, bake things, learn new things, be consistent, and even sell the things I make or like. I just made an etsy account though it is mostly to buy something, maybe I'll have an etsy store of my own someday or even by the end of the year. I should be able to depend on my own success.

These are my new daily goals:
wake up at the same time every day
work out and/or do something particularly healthy for an hour or two
do the things I must do (ie: laundry, shower, get ready for the day, make the bed, eat, etc.)
write down daily or weekly goals in order of priority
make or begin to make something whether it is painting, sewing, crochetting, drawing, choreographing, writing, cook or bake, friends, taking photos and editing them, learn how to use my creative software, etc...
teach my dance classes
write on this blog do document my progress :)

I want to do the things I listed above so badly. I need to make a more concrete schedule otherwise I won't do it all. I ardently want to complete these tasks, that should be enough to make me do it I guess.

Anyway, I hope I can take this motivation to work with me and that it is successful.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cool stuff that I wish I could have

My sister Charlotte just got back from Greece, Turkey, and France. My sister has a friend named Jordan. She lives in France and has a really cool blog called Oh Happy Day that is so fun to read and look at. Someday I'd like to travel and live abroad. Anyway, while I was browsing things on her blog I happened upon another blog of cute things, here, that led me to a neat I think it is my new favorite thing and I feel inspired by things they have there. There are so many fancy things I wish I could have or make. Here are a few...

...beautiful dresses...

...cute chairs...

...this fancy leafy lamp...

...and this gorgeous diamond and emerald ring.

Now I want to sew things that I can wear and sell, design furniture and build furniture, and skilfully make beautiful jewelery.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Netflix is going to Latin America

So we entered a video into a contest. It's cool. Watch it here.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Auntie Larae's childhood dreams

My mother has a sister named Helen Larae Free Kerr. She's a really smart lady. She and my mom found some of her old paper dolls from 1952. These dolls are ballerinas so my mother thought I might like to see them. My aunt scanned them in and sent them to me. I want to eventually print them off and give them as gifts or something, unless that's illegal. I guess I might actually forget to do that, but hopefully I wont. They are so beautiful, even though the colors are probably a little faded or warped, I love them the way they are. Here are a few of the dolls.

Monday, August 1, 2011

day 1 of our third year

Today is the first day of our third year of marriange or marriage. Jeremy and I googled marriange yesterday and it is surprising how many people misspell the word, it's quite funny.

We decided that one of our family traditions should be to take an anniversary picture on our anniversary every year.
Anniversary #1:

Anniversary #2 (it is also at the top of the page):

This week I'm going to try to focus most of my time on finishing my incomplete so I can get my diploma and on gathering info about my accident last year.
Jeremy, my sister Rachel, me, and probably some other friends were thinking it'd be cool to celebrate my being alive on the anniversary of being hit by the high Justin Hicken's truck, which will be on the 25th this month. I don't really know what I'll do, but maybe we'll do something fun. If you have any ideas you can post them for me. I don't want it to be an angry party but a fun one. I also don't want it to detract from my brother Zack's wedding to this cute person:

Her name is Annie.