Saturday, January 30, 2010

"I'm Kinda a Big Deal..."

My roommate and I have a new hobby/obsession/addiction to Vinyl Lettering that is now all over the walls in our apartment. It started off as just one saying "Dream * Dare * Do" that is over our sliding door out to the porch. Then another one came saying "It's Only Awkward if You Make it Awkward" over our kitchen table along with "Celebrate and Inspire" (separately) over our kitchen cabinets. THEN came the "quote wall". It's probably my favorite part of our vinyl addiction. Only few quotes are chosen to be added to our infamous quote wall. There is a process, and things must happen in order for the quote to be written on the wall... and it goes like this:

1. Someone says something funny
2. We laugh
3. "something funny" is said again
4. We laugh, again
5. if "something funny" sticks, and process repeats, It's golden.

There are now 6 quotes that have made it to the quote wall. That says quite a lot about what goes on in our apartment. A lot of laughing!

The 6 Golden Quotes are, in no specific order...

- "What doing? On Couch"

- "I Only Hang Out With Good-Looking People"

- "I'm Kinda a Big Deal"

- "What Just Happened"

- "More People Vote for American Idol than the President

- "You Look Hot! You're like the Vampire Version of

So, I know what you're thinking, and you can keep thinking it. We're kind of a "big deal". I'm sure you are also thinking how much you wish your intelligent thoughts could too be on our "quote wall". Well, it's actually a possibility. Just schedule an appointment and see if the process works for you too!

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Here is a photo I did using only light as the subject (aka light painting)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hugs+squishy=sparkly things

Title confusing? Well, it's the scientific theory of hugs.

Do you ever have those moments when you get a really quick flash back of something you used to do when you were little, but you can't remember what in the world was going on? I just had about a million of those.

For Christmas, my Grandma gave us some DVD's that she put all of her old home movies onto. My G&G used to live with us and so a lot of the DVD was my family, and then some of it was of my cousins too. Most of what there was, I was around 3 and 4 years old. And I remembered all of it, what happened before the recording, and what happened after. So now I feel like I remember my whole life, even things that didn't really happen (when I was little I thought we had a pet tiger that lived in our basement. I guess I never told my parents about our pet Tiger, because they had no idea we even had one.)

Back to the quick flash backs part of this post.... With all these floods of memories came one that I couldn't figure out, but I remembered it. That probably doesn't make sense... But I remember watching this certain movie where the little girl went through the mirror in her bedroom and went to get something that a witch type lady that was guarding something under a glass cover. It has been driving me crazy for SO long now... and guess what? I just figured it out!!!

Did you ever see the movie

The Hugga Bunch???

Title of my post confusing? Well, according to this movie, it's (Hugs+squishy=sparkly things) the scientific theory of hugs.

I cannot even explain how excited I am that I finally figured this out (thank you google)! I am now watching it on youtube!

So now the question is this. Is this some crazy Canadian child movie, or have any of you Americans seen this? Or remember it?

"In the Top of the Mountains..."

I said I would post more of these, so here we go.

For one of my photography classes at school, our final project was to do whatever we wanted. The only requirement was that we had to have a goal and accomplish that goal through our photographs. My favorite thing to photography is people and their emotions. It's great and lots of times completely hilarious. I decided that I would do something that I don't usually do and step out of my "people" comfort zone. I chose Temples. I didn't really know what my "goal" would be, so I just said that it was to give a unique/different perspective on a photograph of a temple.

The way it was presented was in a book. It was titled "In the Top of the Mountains..." (from a scripture in the bible found in Isaiah 2:2). Also in the book I gave a description of what Temples were all about (thank you - and yes I cited it).

So here is a glimpse of what my book was.

The Purpose of Temples (

The Lord has commanded His people to build temples. One such command was directed to Solomon, who proceeded to build a house of the Lord and the most sacred structure on earth. Earlier, the Israelite’s tabernacle in the wilderness served as a temple, and there was a temple in the time of Jesus Christ.
When Jesus Christ restored His Church through Joseph Smith, He again directed that temples be built. In the temple, sacred covenants are made and worthy members are endowed with a gift of power and knowledge from on high.
In the more than 100 holy temples worldwide today, members:

- Learn eternal truths.
- Receive sacred ordinances, including those that bind husband and wife together for eternity, as well as join
children and parents ( Malachi 4:5).

- Perform ordinances such as baptism in behalf of those who have died without the opportunity to receive the
gospel, making it possible for those who choose to accept them to return to live one day with Heavenly Father
(1 Peter 4:6 and 1 Corinthians 15:29).

Visitors are welcome to visit the temple grounds at any temple and attend open houses prior to dedication, thereafter only baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who are qualified and prepared are allowed to enter a temple after it is dedicated.

Jordan River Temple

Salt Lake Temple

Mount Timpanogos Temple

Did you know...
That a lot of the "Moroni's" on the top of Temples are different?!? There are at least 3 different ones! Some Temples have the same one but isn't that kinda weird?