l tom perry

“Each of us is a son or daughter of God, and we have a unique premortal and mortal story. There are very few one-size-fits-all solutions. And so I fully recognize the trial-and-error nature of life and, most importantly, the constant need of the second principle of the gospel, even repentance.”

Elder L. Tom Perry

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Saving Money.

I made a hugely important finding this morning.
I am finally caught up on Laundry at my house. 
This NEVER happens.
 It seems like the second I get it finished everyone changes their clothes, or takes a shower, or it is time for bed….or someone barfs.
 Lucky for me  they all went off to school as I finished the last batch.
So Here is the life changing finding….
.If all of the clothes we own are clean at the same time…
We don’t have enough hangers.
Seriously.
No. More. Hangers.
To save money (of course) I have decided not to ever be caught up again.
It’s for the greater good. 

Hey! Pancreas!

In college I gave up Makeup for Lent.
 ( I didn’t even really know what Lent was until my Jewish friend explained it to me.)
  I was an addict and an abuser of the makeup arts.
 (searching files for a picture to illustrate)
Here I am all ready for a regular day on campus!

Giving Up makeup was a really big deal for me.
Really Big Deal! 
 Life Changing Deal! 
I was the beginning of me becoming
 Hippie Chick Earth Muffin.
 I became more aware of the world around me.
I started loving the world and  even became a Vegetarian.
Don’t I look SO much better without makeup?
 Don’t you think that guy need to put on pants?
WELL…zoom ahead 100 years to now.
 In the past year I have started eating a Plant Based Diet (Vegan, but healthier.) after watching
 Forks Over Knives
. I’ve started running, I gave up DIET COKE.
 All of my vices are gone.
  What was I supposed to give up for Lent? The one remaining addiction…
Neck Punching.  Yes, If you know me then you know I love to randomly punch when it is least expected. I love to threaten people’s necks and pancreas’ with a quick fist impact.
 It makes me happy and I laugh my Evil villain Laugh…
  I am confident that I will make great strides in bring about world peace by doing this. 
 You can all feel completely safe now and walk around with your necks unprotected and pancreas unguarded! 
  I leave you with this little informative video
What did you give up for Lent?

Four Things.

My helpful advice that I have been saving up to share with you.
You are Welcome.
1- Toilet Paper– there is a proper way to put it on the roller. Learn it. Do NOT forget it. Practice it in good health.
Read hilarious article HERE.
2- “Candy” bars that are 90% Cocoa are NOT for human consumption.
 Dark Chocolate = Good
 
90% Cocoa = Pure Concentrated Evil

3- If someone asks you to “Smell my finger”- don’t.
        I’ve been fooled by this one before.
4-Only buy Dark colors of underwear if you have young boys in your family. 
                                                                   You can thank me later.
                                                       
  Remember, I tell you these things because I care about you.
Lola

Really!

I’m not dead….I just feel like it!
Quilt Market preparations are in full swing.
My studio is abuzz with
Cutting,
Sewing,
Stapling,
Painting,
and Paper Mache-ing!
I can’t show you the projects I’m working on yet.
but, I will give you full coverage of the fun 
at International Quilt Market, Spring 2011!

soon

Boys…

I have been a Mom for almost 16 years now. I really thought that I had seen and heard everything!
Recently, however, I have found myself uttering (sometimes at very high volume) the strangest things and being forced to create new family rules.

Let me give you an example- Sunday, right after Church, we had to make a new family rule….

 “No break-dance head spins in the living room especially while wearing your church clothes.” I thought that was a common sense thing, but apparently not.

Another is –
 “No fart wars in the house…or out of the house. ever. I Mean It!” Boys are really strange animals.
How about-
 “No peeing in the garbage can next to the toilet just because you can.” ew.
I could go on for hours, but I’ll spare you.

In the last 15 minutes I have had to say-
 “Stop making out with the dog!”
“Get your face out of the bowl.”
“Don’t hold there.”
“Flush!”
“What is that smell?”
“Why? Why?”