Thursday, July 24, 2014

a quote everyone needs to read.


Take five minutes out of your day and read the rest of the talk here.
I can pinky promise you that it's worth it.

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

primary-isms, round 2.

I teach the 6 to 8-year olds at church and these are some of the gems I've heard recently.

Sister W: "What do you guys like to do when you're feeling reverent?"
9-year old boy: "I like to eat a banana and go serve someone."


8-year old boy: "Is church almost over? We're gonna go see Transformers after church but this is taking too long."


Me: "So let's review! What's the first step of repentance?"
7-year old boy visiting class: "What would happen if you murdered two people and then ran to your house and hid under your bed and blamed it on your twin brother? Dang it, there's a rock in my shoe!"


Sister D: "Do any of you have stories about your ancestors that you want to share with us?"
7-year old boy: "My grandpa fought in a war with George Washington but I can't remember which one."
Sister D: "Oh, did one of your great, great, great grandpas fight in the Revolutionary War?"
7-year old boy: "I've never heard of that, but I know he was in Korea or something like that."

Original primary-isms post here.

Monday, July 21, 2014

feelin' like i'm in hawaii.

This past weekend was especially great - largely in part to the perfect (not humid!) weather we enjoyed and those gigantic flowers up above that made me feel like I was somewhere tropical. . .or anywhere other than the city. ;) Ben and I acquired a few mosquito bites and sunburns, but we just couldn't refuse the chance to enjoy the weather.

In other news, here are some links to waste a little more of your time. :)

This post on inexpensive sunless summer tanning products!
These 6 tips for living frugally.
An easy recipe for baked cheesecake and fruit sauce.
An outfit that makes me regret not buying that skirt.
A cute print for your home.
This tutorial on messy waves for short or medium hair.
Chocolate Chip Cookie S'mores found here.
The cutest baby shower gift.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Some Life Rules // Part II

1. Don't ever gauge if a bathroom stall is taken by looking through the little cracks. It's creepy.

2. Stock up on candy the day after a holiday.

3. Don't discipline children that aren't your own.

4. It's okay to ask the group of teenage girls who are giggling/talking during a movie to be quiet - as long as you do it nicely and with a half-smile.

5. Take the stairs instead of the elevator if possible, or walk the long way if you have time.

6. When you're in a social setting, put your phone away.

7. Keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your purse. And band-aids.

8. When making brownies, make sure you lick the spoon and bowl clean. It's worth the risk.

9. Celebrate the little things.

10. Give yourself plenty of time to get to places you need to be. It's better to be early than late.

You can find Part I here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Some Life Rules

1. Don't buy something you don't need just because it's on sale.

2. If you're going to waste calories on junk food, make sure it's something delicious like homemade cinnamon rolls or warm chocolate chip cookies, and not a bag of Tootsie Rolls.

3. Think of others.

4. When grocery shopping, always buy the cheapest option/store brand unless it's something really important like chocolate chips. Or candles.

5. Make your home a place you want to be.

6. Treat yourself to something nice every once in a while.

7. There's a difference between being busy and being stressed/rushed. Being busy isn't a bad thing if it's time spent doing important things and/or the things you love.

8. Pray.

9. Not everyone will see things the way you do or agree with your beliefs, and sometimes they'll attack you for it. Ignore them and move on.

10. Little kids are easily bribed with treats. Take advantage of that.

The end.