Bath and Body Works is a Treasure

Remember how I told you all that some giveaways are heading your way?
Well, head on over to my sister's blog Life in the Pitts to enter the Bath and Body Works Giveaway! It's my first time hosting a giveaway, so I hope you all enter :-)

While you're there make sure to check out this wonderful post I made about her (I snuck onto her blog to write it. She's only pretending to be mad ;-)

This is what you can win! So, be sure to spread the word, and enter the giveaway

Have a great day everyone!
Yesterday was my birthday, I'll tell you all about how I celebrated later :-)


Guest Blogging is a Treasure

Today I'm blogging for my sister over at Life in the Pitts
 I think I'm going to have my sister guest blog over here sometime as well. 
Guest blogging is fun! If anyone needs a guest blogger, feel free to contact me :-)

I hope you guys don't feel neglected. I have some fun things planned for this blog, and I'll be blogging more frequently soon. :-)

In other news, my 22 birthday is tomorrow! I love surprises and presents... hint hint :-P

I wish today wasn't Sunday, I want the weekend to last longer. 
I've been having a fun/busy weekend. I made some cool jewelry and went to Goblin Valley with Michael to act in a film a friend of mine is making.

I don't have pics from our adventures in Goblin Valley yet. We stayed in a Tent Trailer! It was sweet.

Hope you all are enjoying the weekend! Did you do anything fun?

This is a picture I took last year


Fathers are a Treasure

Happy Father's Day to everyone who is a father, one day will be a father, has a father, wants to be a father, and to everyone who is a father figure to someone. Fathers are awesome.

My dad is the best. He is a wonderful man, and a great father! He is the smartest man I know, he is patient, supportive, understanding, kind... and he has so many other wonderful attributes. If I say them all my sister will think I'm copying her :-)

Father's Day happened to land on my Dad's birthday this year. For Father's day Michael and I framed a picture of my dad and I dancing at my wedding
And for his birthday, we made him a journal that had pictures of all of his kids (plus spouses) as well as a picture of him and JoAnn together... I wish I'd taken a picture of the journal up close. 

You can kind of see it here.

My husband will make a great father one day! He is great with kids! He is loving, playful and so patient! I'm very blessed to have him :-D

I wrote him a poem for father's day. Maybe I'll share it with you all sometime :-)

I know a lot of people like to give ties for Father's Day, and if any of you are getting a last minute gift there's a newer blog out there called The Tie Blog. It's filled with helpful tips and cool ties.
If you are looking for a Father's Day Tie that is out of the ordinary, you can find some suggestions here

This blog is filled with fun ties, tie comics, and much more!

So...What did you do for Father's Day?


Pain in the Neck

I apologize for my absence in thew blogging world.
You see, I got injured at the carnival.

What happened was, we rode on a few rides, then it started raining really heavily, and we made a run for it.

It wasn't until a few hours later that I realized my neck had been hurt. (I'm glad we left when we did so my injury didn't worsen)
The only thing I can think of that would have hurt my neck was rides at the carnival. On "The Tornado" I had a bar behind my head, and I think what happened was the force of spinning must have pushed my neck, or I hit it without realizing it.

In any case, the larger of the spinal bones right below your neck, has been bruised. Not sure what the bone it called.

So, the bone it bruised, and worst case is that I have a sprain. Either way, it will heal without a brace and I'm glad it isn't too serious.

It is super sensitive though, I haven't been able to turn my head very much, or move my arms a lot, without a ton of pain. However! I have more range of motion now, which means it is getting better :-) 
Also, I can't sit or stand for a long period of time (more than 5-10 min) without a lot of pain if I don't have support for my neck. Which kind of sucks.

I haven't been able to make jewelry either :-/  just bear with me, I'll have more pics soon.

In other news, I still plan on opening my Etsy shop soon. And, my friend loves her wedding jewelry! 
Anything fun or exciting in your life? I can lay in bed and vicariously live through you all :-)


Carnivals are a Terasure

Happy Friday! 
If you're new to my blog, leave a comment! I always follow back :-)
This blog is a place for me to store my thoughts and the treasures I find.

How do you guys feel about carnivals? Amusement parks?
I enjoy all kinds of rides: roller-coasters, spinney rides; everything.

Well, since it's summer (finally) here in Utah, Michael and I are going to the Orem Summerfest this weekend!
There will be a carnival, although we probably won't go on many rides, that depends on how much they cost. But it will be fun to walk around, see the boutiques, watch the firework and everything.
I'm excited :-D

Picture from Free Digital Photos

What are you doing this weekend?

UPDATE: while it finally got hot here in Utah, it's feeling kind of chilly today. Hopefully it'll be warmer tomorrow :-)


You guys are Treasures

When I signed onto my blog this morning, guess what I saw...

Now it's 52 :-D

I can't believe I have so many people reading this!
So... to show my appreciation for you guys, once I get to 100 followers, I'm going to giveaway some jewelry I've made! So, be sure to stick around.

In other news, I sent out the wedding jewelry yesterday! So, once I'm sure I won't need to make any changes, I'll be opening my Etsy shop!

Some exciting things will be coming your way, in the form of my hosting a few giveaways :-) More info on that later.

I've been making a lot of jewelry lately, but have neglected to take pictures, so I'll do that soon.
In the meantime, here are some earrings I haven't shown you guys yet.

Have a happy Thursday!

Some of my Thoughts

I think you can find good, and beauty, and light in everybody; if you just give them a chance. The benefit of the doubt. Sometimes people disappoint you, but sometimes they surprise you. You never truly get to know someone until you listen for what's really in their hearts. 

A picture I took up the Canyons on Memorial Day

Life, I've come to think, is all about love. Love in all its different forms, as well as all the many kinds of relationships that stem from those loves.  
The way we treat other people is more important than some of us may realize.

Everyone will make mistakes, but I think most people deserve a closer look, a helping hand, another chance. And everyone deserves forgiveness. And this includes forgiving ourselves. (which is something I struggle with sometimes.)

"It really doesn't matter if the person who hurt you deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. You have things to do, and you should move on."

Wouldn't it be great if we all "frankly forgave" like Nephi?
Don't you just feel like a weight has been lifted when you forgive, and are forgiven?
It's a very freeing feeling.

Life is short:
Too short to live it as a bad person.
Too short to be weighed down from grudges.
Too short to hold on to your mistakes.

"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway." -Mother Theresa


Fridays Are A Treasure

Happy Friday everyone!

I'm linking to a few Friday Follow parties to make new friends, so if you're new here just let me know, I always follow back :-) if you would like to join the parties, their button is over on the right "New Friend Friday" and "Follow me Fridays"
This blog is a place for me to stash my thoughts and the treasures I find, as well as the treasures I make.

I'm not really sure of my plans for the weekend yet. Michael and I might go and see Robin Hood this weekend. Has anyone seen it?

Also I want to finish the book I'm reading, and make some more jewelry.
Speaking of jewelry :-) Here are a few pics of some of my newest designs. Enjoy!

Let me know what you think :-)

So, what about you guys, any fun plans for the weekend?


Wedding Jewlery

As promised, here are some pictures of the jewelry I'm making for my friend's wedding

These are the Bride's earrings

The Bride's necklace

A closer shot of the Brides necklace

This is the young flower girl's necklace (I don't want her to choke, so it doesn't dangle)

This necklace is for the older flower girl

This is the Bridesmaid's necklace

I don't know if you can tell in the pics, but some of the jewels are pink for the flower girls, and bridesmaids.

I still need to make one more of the older flower girl (the number of flower girls went up:) and I need to make four more Bridesmaids necklaces, including one that is a little different for the Maid of Honor. 
I'm really having fun designing and making these!

Once I finish all the wedding jewelry I'm going to be opening an Etsy shop!
Once I figure everything out, I'll let you all know. I'm super excited!

Let me know what you think of the jewelry :-)