Bonjour!

Bonjour!
I’m a 44 year old mother of five amazing daughters and wife to a caring, sensitive AND sexy husband. I adore my family. I’m dedicated to my faith. I enjoy a good laugh. I'm nostalgic and love to reminisce. "Remember" is my favorite word in the English language. I love life! I’m passionate about music, food and travel. I’m fascinated with anything European. {PARIS! Hello!} I love celebrating anything and everything! I love to read, especially a good biography, mystery, Regency Era or Historical fiction novel. I love thoughtful gift giving. To me the gift wrap is almost as important as the gift itself. I love being creative…bolts of ribbon, coordinating scrapbook papers, producing a tablescape, or décor for a themed party etc. puts a smile on my face. I love the details! I’m a freak for anything theme oriented. I enjoy event planning, but oddly enough do not like to host or entertain. I enjoy fashion, but have to be really in the mood to clothes shop. I love purses and funky jewelry. I’d rather wear wedges or heels any day than flats. I enjoy decorating and searching for the perfect decorative pillow or picture. However, you’ll never see me frequent high-end stores. I'm more of a Ross, TJ Maxx, Tuesday Morning kind of gal. My favorite decor style is an old world rustic chateau look with a hint of bohemian, baroque and vintage shabby chic, like an English cottage. {confusing I know!} Autumn is my favorite season. I’d go through childbirth a million times. I enjoy biking with my man, Pilates, and jogging. BUT you’ll never find me in a gym working out. I love movies, whether watching them in the theatre or cuddled up on the couch with my family. I enjoy a good chick flick or real life drama! I'm a sucker for movies on the Hallmark Channel. I love the elderly. I love Disneyland. I love being in the canyon on a summer or fall evening at dusk. I love my friends. While I have some extroverted characteristics. I’m a self proclaimed introvert. I’m generally quiet, calm, reserved and pretty darn private. Why in the heck do I blog? It’s a creative way to record family history. I enjoy photography. I really don’t like to write, although I write in my journal almost every day. I love the beach. I enjoy WWII history. I love a clean, orderly house, but ours looks lived in. ;) PBS Masterpiece is my friend. I adore Jane Austen films. They transport me to another time and place. If I had to choose another time period in which to live, early 19th Century England would be my pick. "Sense and Sensibility" is my all time favorite movie. My favorite TV series is the Spanish Drama "Velvet." My biggest pet peeve is people who blow their noses in public. So gross! {Take it to the bathroom people.} I’d go on a wine tasting vacation if it wasn’t against my religion. I’ve always wanted to adopt a baby from a foreign country. I’m an avid BYU football fan. I love our campfires at Scofield Lake. I have a 'thing' for fairy gardens and Gallic French roosters. I love summer rainstorms and warm baths. I'm a Rush Limbaugh and Hannity Talk Radio Show listener. Also a fan of several Fox News shows. I hate when my kids have homework. I collect quotes, Madame Alexander Dolls, and Disney pins. I always prefer sitting in a back row versus the front. {I'm sort of a seat snob..yikes} I also have high expectations for my lemonade, salsa, and french fries too. HA! I work well behind the scenes. I love a good Dateline Mystery and the genealogy TV show "Who Do You Think You Are?" I’m a night owl. I'd rather be cold than hot. I enjoy being a chauffeur to my children. I’m an Anglophile… love anything English! I would like to serve a church mission to England with Jaren someday. I'm queen of paper towel, used kitchen hand towels and dishrags make me squirm. You’ll rarely find me out of the house not ready for the day, except when driving the kids to school on the days I don't work. I feel naked without lip gloss. Pairing up white socks, chipped fingernail polish, chapped lips and brownie crumbs on the floor drive me nuts! I like to organize and BE organized..but not saying I always am. ;) I enjoy hiking and ATV’ing with my family and snowshoeing with the hubs. Although I enjoy collecting recipes and occasionally watch cooking shows... (Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade, Paula Deen, and the Pioneer Woman are my favorites) I’d rather not cook. Eating out is so much more fun. I love celebrating holidays. Family traditions are important to me. I'm a memory preserver. I'm a pathological picture taker ;) and I love happy lists!

My Fam!

My Fam!

Mr. and I

Mr. and I

My Girls!

My Girls!

Kyleigh Dawn (21)

Kyleigh Dawn (21)

Emma Abigail (19)

Emma Abigail (19)

Hannah Isabelle (17)

Hannah Isabelle (17)

Brielle Olivia (12)

Brielle Olivia (12)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (7)

Kate Evangelene Lyllie (7)

My Man!

My Man!

Good Times!

Good Times!

What I Believe!

Our Missionary

Our Missionary

My list of favorite movies!

Learn more about Dyslexia!

Music To My Ears!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

What's On My Happy List?

Birthday Girl!
 This is my Emmsie and she is officially 14!!!! I love her so much. No other child of mine has forced taught me more about remaining calm in the face of exasperation more than she. When she is not in one of her typical teenage moody spells {which I won't say how often that is...haha} she's a dream child {truly} and such a pleasure to be around...
 
Kyleigh and Emma share a room, and have for years. It was past time for a spruce up! Since they both have February birthdays we did a little redecorating as a joint birthday gift. We choose a Paris {of course}/classic movie star/black, white and pink theme....This picture of Paris that we already had was our inspiration.
                       
                                                          Audrey Hepburn 
                                                                {love her!} 
I believe every living space needs a statement piece. This picture of Hepburn called "Pink Lips" is the eye popping focal point in their room.

































  This vinyl quote from Audrey, which couldn't have been a more  perfect fit, is on the wall next to her picture.  
 This antique table, that Emma painted pink in the summer, was pulled in from the playroom so she could use it as her bed side table. Found the lamp at Target.
 


 Above Emma's bed is Lucille Ball. I spray painted the wooden frame {found at Micheals for $7} black and added pink fabric for the matte. Pillow I found at Ross. One of my favorite places to scour for cheap treasures...

 Kyleigh got this picture of "the IL DIVO boys" when we went to their concert in Vegas 2 1/2 years ago. It was high time we got it framed!
 
















I swapped them dressers because mine matched their room better then the one they were using... I decided it was worth me not having to paint theirs...I've redone enough dressers in my life to know I didn't want to attempt that again.  

 This is our cheap substitute for a chandelier in the room....


 
On their shelves I added pink and black zebra print duct tape..


Kyleigh's holds my favorite picture of those two together...
I took this picture over ten years ago in a field behind our foothill Riverton home...kills me! 
 
                                  Look at them now! Stop growing would ya!!!
 This Paris picture {I cropped it to fit the frame} the Mr. and I got when we were there 10 years ago with his Executive MBA class from the U so it holds special meaning...

One of the walls has a collage of other favorite classic movie stars along with a fleur de lis vinyl decal....
                                                      
                            My goodness! Cary Grant...Isn't he just plain yummy?

Kyleigh is such a huge John Wayne Western Fan, just like her dad. We didn't think a pic of him in his cowboy attire in a saloon was going to match the feel of the room so I was lucky enough to find a picture of him in one of his classier movie roles...

                                                                   Audrey...again.
 And the infamous Sean Connery as James Bond... We could have added more like Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Rock Hudson etc. but we ran out of room. :)

                                              The room was a ton of fun to do!
   
We took the birthday girl to the restaurant of her choice to celebrate. She has been dy'in to try a waffle from Bruges Waffle and Fritz downtown. It's more like a hole in the wall but I'm telling you, it has some of the best food in Salt Lake.
    She devoured her waffle and I licked the plate!
We went next door to Caputo's to browse the market...fun place!

She and I did a little shopping earlier in the week together. She choose to have Grandma's raspberry and peach cobbler instead of a birthday cake. I understand why. It is de-lish! {I would know because I think I ate half of it.} She did baptisms for the dead on her birthday and got to eat in the temple with the youth. She had an awesome day at school and got a lot of unexpected attention from her peers. It was a good day! much much better than last years....

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