Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Corner View: Sweets

I am a sucker for all things sweet. Yum! When it comes to sweetness, perfection exists in Europe. I love French pastries, crepes, Belgian chocolates. My mouth is watering just thinking about them.

Here in Utah, some of my very favorite sweets are Belgian waffles with ice cream and chocolate from Bruges Waffles. I've posted about their heavenly goodness before.

My very favorite sweet thing of all time, however, has to be my wedding cake. It was so yummy. Chocolate cake, white chocolate curls over sweet buttercream frosting. Delightful. It was moist and perfect. (If you attended my wedding and disagree--just don't tell me! :) ) Since it is from my wedding, it falls into the other definition of sweet, which is my hubby. Since it is Love Month, I thought I'd throw that in there.

For more sweetness, visit Jane for a list of links.

Happy February!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Corner View: My Style

Right now my style is on hiatus. Right now it is just whatever fits. Will this baby weight every go away? I refuse to buy too many clothes, so my style sucks!

You typically find me in classic black suit pants, with a flowy top, a cardigan and heels. Now, my heels may frequently be red or yellow. See, my style right now is all about the accessories. And that includes painted toes...

However, there is one unique piece that I own and love. Please check out the website www.niviempowerment.com to see. It is a fabulous skirt, made by an Indian woman, in the Indian style. It is fabulous.

Also, if you feel so inclined to take a look, if you purchase a scarf, purse, headband or skirt, you are directly helping women in India better the lives of their families. (If you need contact information for the company, let me know. Their website is still new.)
And when it comes down to it, helping people is always my style.

Please check out Jane's blog for more styles from around the world.
Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Corner View: Holidays

I will admit--I have taken quite the blogging break.
I hope to be back now that the busy holiday season is over. I have missed this!

We celebrate Christmas at our house.
This year was delightful. It was the Squeeze's 2nd Christmas, but the first one that she was aware. She was in awe the entire season. We loved every minute.

She loved taking ornaments off and putting them back on the tree.

Our tree.
We hope you had a wonderful holiday as well!

Please visit Jane for more corner views.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Corner View: Water

I am a water baby. I love the water. I could be a fish.
Bear Lake is some of my favorite water (well, Lake Powell too.)

These are images from the amazing blue of Bear Lake. Now that it is snowing here, I am missing the summer blue and fun times. Although I have to admit, I love water in snow form as well.

Happy Wednesday!

(So blogger doesn't want to upload my images....I'll try to add them later!)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Perfectly content.

You know that feeling you get when you take a step back and take a moment to be "in the moment?" I had one of those moments today. It was lovely.

We took a lovely drive with the family. The leaves are beautiful. The mountains are home. The lunch was delicious. The company was fabulous.

It was the perfect day and I remembered how my life is absolutely perfect. Don't get me wrong...there are hard days and hard things and struggles just like everyone has. But, I am more than content. Perfectly happy. Maybe that is the difference. It is never going to look perfect on paper--it is never going to be struggle free. But, I am perfectly happy in spite of it all. And I remembered just how perfectly happy today.

I love days like today.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Because I think holding hands is lovely. The perfect expression of love.
Please visit Jane for more love stories.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Corner View: White

White is one of my favorite things...it means snow, wedding dresses, clouds, milk, vanilla ice cream, baby onesies. White is good.

It also means:
my {usually} trusty Mac
wonderful ocean foam
and, from our adventure last weekend...a sky so bright it is white against the beautiful red rock and green grass. Favorite things.
Thanks for playing! Please visit the lovely Jane from Spain Daily for more "white" experiences.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Out My Car Window...

We didn't go anywhere too much fun this week, so out my car window is on my drive to work.

Happy sunrise. I am so excited for fall!
Pretty Mountains...behind the ugly cement wall.

And my favorite part of my drive...The domed white building in the center is the Utah State Capitol. I love it.
Happy Wednesday. So glad that Corner View is back! It's so good to "see" you all.

Visit the lovely Jane to see corners from around the world.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Where Has the Time Gone?

random firework pic from this summer. just because I like fireworks.

I am trying to be back--trying to lose my major writer's block.

We opened a new office, so I have been traveling for work. It was a new and interesting experience now that I have a child, and I have to say, it is not nearly as enjoyable. I used to really like traveling for my job, but I find that now I prefer to stay home. And I'm okay with that. Luckily work understands, and only sent me for a fraction of the time. I greatly appreciated that. I did enjoy the work though. And I was ok with that too. I think I am making progress!

I have found myself catching up on blogs today. I feel like I haven't visited with good friends in forever! It is good to see what the blogging world is up to, and be able to feel like I am again "in the know." Now that life isn't so busy, I am trying to get organized again!

And a few random thoughts:
*What happened to good actors/actresses in movies? Actresses like Megan Fox that are basically talentless leave me not wanting to see movies. (I have to admit I am really enjoying Bradley Cooper and Zooey Deschanel lately.) (Oh, and I wish I had Zooey Deschanel's hair. That's all.) Does anyone have any good movie suggestions?

*I do love going to the movies-I love the whole experience. I love the big diet cokes, the candy, the previews and the loudness and enthusiasm of it all. I think I need to go see something really great, and soon.

*I am so, so very glad that it is September. Football Air is finally here--chilly at night and in the morning, but still warm during the day. I love football, and I love football air. I am ready for fall. I love wearing sweaters, and the Squeeze has darling fall clothes she is ready to debut. And did I mention that I love football? Preferably the college variety. And the World Series. I love October for the World Series. That developed after I was married. However, I have always been a Yankees fan. It is a point of contention at our house, as Pierre is a die-hard Red Sox fan.

*I am so, so tired lately. I know it is because I have to get up so, so early, but I can't make myself go to bed at night. Thus the rambling blog of this evening. I need to get my schedule back. It's messing everyone in my house up!

All right, I'm heading to bed now...hopefully to sleep.
I hope you have a fantastic weekend. We have lots planned that I am excited to do, and plans to see lots of my favorite people. I hope you are doing something great too!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Too Early?

Doesn't this look heavenly?
I'm kind of wishing I had a vacation planned...

I managed to pull myself out of bed at 5:00 this morning, the Squeeze out by 5:20, dropped at the sitter's by 5:45 and doing circuit training by 6:00.

I feel good about that.

I am trying. Hard.

Tonight I am tired, but I am still sure it was worth it. I hope. Seeing some results would help me be more sure about the whole thing.

The circuit training class is actually really good. The instructor is excellent, and the time went by really quickly this morning. I am grateful for that. I have had way more energy since starting this program, but not today.

Today I am tired, and so after work, I picked up the Squeeze, we played and now that she is sleeping, I am vegging.

And that's ok. Tonight I am doing nothing and I am perfectly ok with that.

I hope you have a great night too!

Friday, September 4, 2009

In My Mind...

In my mind I have so, so much going on.
For some reason, I can't seem to get it all into words. I'm sorry for the lack of posts. Something just isn't clicking lately.
This blog has served as my creative outlet, but I'm not feeling very creative, witty or passionate as of late. I am feeling like a bit of a slacker, however.
I find myself wishing I could figure out all of these thoughts and articulate my wants, needs and frustrations. Instead, I find them all swimming around in my head, bumping into each other and pushing each other around. Nothing is getting solved that way.
I'm feeling a little bit boring and frustrated. I know the inspiration will come--I know this funk will pass. For now, I am trying to be patient and figure it all out.

Do you have any suggestions?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Little Too Much...

So this video is a little much for me. A servant to Barack Obama, our President? Really? There are multiple things in the video that I agree with--I think we can all find a goal to help others out and better our country in some way. That is a great thing! However, I do pledge allegiance to my country, not the president. Even more disturbing? This has been shown in schools in Utah. Sorry Oprah and Harpo Productions--you lost me with this one.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Happy Weekend!

Take some time to relax and enjoy the scenery.
We plan on:
taking walks
seeing 500 Days of Summer
seeing good friends
attending a wedding
maybe breakfast out
taking long baths
& doing our favorite things.
What are you doing this weekend?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Link fun...

Some random things that made my day...

It may be really embarrassing that I am proud of this...or maybe more embarrassing that I have an intense addiction to Crown Burger. I found this link at your heart out. Love that too!

Found this interesting....so CEO's aren't allowed to have an opinion of their own?

And Camille Paglia is one of my favorite opinion columnists. Sometimes I agree with her, sometimes I don't. However, her writing is always interesting and I think she is hilarious. Found this article to be fascinating--even more fascinating, the comments. Have we lost all ability to be respectful and civilized in this healthcare debate? We are so busy yelling we are missing the facts.

And this made my day. I may have laughed hysterically. In the office. It was great. Fake? Maybe. Funny? Absolutely.

Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Question, question. I have a question.

Random question.  I don't want this blog to get too political.

However, as many know, the United States is involved in a large debate surrounding health care and government involvement.  Both sides are slamming the other side...it is all too "typical politics" for me.

Each side is claiming to know the minds of those {from around the world} that are currently participating in a health care system that is government involved/sponsored.

So, I am curious.  If you live in a country where the government is involved in your health care system...what has your experience been?  Was it positive? Negative? Neutral?  Do you like it the way that it is, feel you get good care?  Would you rather the government stay out of it?  Is the care marginal?  Are they rationing care?  Can you see the doctors you want to see?

While I have traveled around, I have never lived in another country, so I have no experience with another health care system.  Seeing as I continue to hear two sides claiming that the people (all of you) would agree with them, I want to know what you think.  (And please tell me what country you are from...) I am over the political mumbo-jumbo and want to know the true life experiences.

Educate me, please.
(and thank you, in advance.)