Sunday, June 9, 2013


So I think I finally got this blogging thing figured out... From here on out, I will only be posting on my Drivenbydesign101 blog. My family life, the good the bad, diy's and projects.  It's just too hard to keep them separate.

Tayli Stowers at Driven by Design 101 - 11 minutes ago
Lately, I've been noticing how critical and judgmental media and society can be. We look to them as a model of how we should look, act, speak, even be in order to be happy and successful in life. This way of thinking is unhealthy, even toxic. And It's so easy to get so caught up in, so much that you become so depressed and unhappy with yourself because you can't live up to the ways of the world. A couple weeks ago, I decided I wanted out of this way of thinking. It's not me or who I want to be. "I've decided to stop caring so much about what the world thinks. How to dress,... more »

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mi Familia

Oh hi!  It's been ages since I wrote on this blog.  I keep going back and forth between blogs trying to decide what I want to do with them.  I haven't been doing as many projects lately on my design blog, so I have been posting a lot of family stuff on there.  Which is fine, but I am neglecting this blog which was meant to be my family blog.  Oh well, I'll figure it out one day. 

Speaking of family, isn't family the best!  I seriously don't know what I would do without them.  I am so grateful for all of their love and support.  With them, I honestly feel on top of the world and that I could accomplish anything I put my mind to.  Lately I have been doing a lot of "soul searching" I guess you could say, and trying to figure out life and things I would like to accomplish. 

Since I was about 14, I have had the dream of being able to help those in need and reach out to others all across the world.  I seriously wish I had millions of dollars I could just give away to people.  How awesome would that be?  Have you ever seen the Secrete Millionaire? Or Extreme Makeover?  I love watching shows like that.  I would love to be apart of something like that.  I do what little I can now and I hope it makes a difference. I'm not telling you this to toot my own horn, I'm only sharing it because it's an ambition of mine and has been on my mind a lot lately. 

I had a friend go to Ecuador and help at the orphanage over there.  I would love to do something like that, but on the other hand, I'm sure it would break my heart and I would want to try and adopt them all and take them home with me! 

My church, the LDS church, does a lot with humanitarian work that I have been trying to get involved in.   I recently was reading on one of their sites called LDS Philanthropies.  It is so awesome to see how many people are involved in trying to help improve others lives.  People from all over, and of other faiths and religions are also helping bring hope and joy into others lives. 

Sorry if I'm starting to sound preachy,  that wasn't my intention, it's just something I am very passionate about.  Maybe one day I will be able to make a difference, but for now, I am going to keep doing what little I can.  Some people say it's the small things that can really make a difference in someone's life. 

Well on a completely different note,  I just registered for school.  Yay!  Yep you heard that right, this Mama is going back to school. Back to school, back to school...  (See Billy Maddison for explanation).   I'm going to be taking English (gulp),  Sociology, Spanish (big gulps) and an Interior Design class. Evan is going to take Spanish too. He is the one that decided it would be good for us to learn another language.  I've been bias to Italian, since I nannied there and have been dying to take Evan backpacking over there,  but I guess we can learn Spanish for now but then back to learning Italian, no battle. 

You probably also noticed that I am putting off math this semester...  I don't think my brain is ready for it. But I really am excited about school.  I know it's going to be crazy and my life is going to be busier than ever with homework, a husband also in school and two little boys running around, but I'm sure it will all work out.  Well here's to a new week.