Welcome to my personal blog!

Just as I share some of my personal thoughts and views, I invite you to share yours. All I ask is that you keep your comments appropriate. I won’t feel badly about removing comments that are offensive. That doesn’t mean you can’t be honest—I want honest feedback—but I like to fill my life with positive people and positive things. I guess that means that if you have to say something negative, say it nicely!

More than anything, I want you to leave here feeling inspired and valued—and like we've had a nice visit!

 

Tuesday
Dec062016

Two Birthday Boys' Packaging

We’ve had two birthdays in our family recently. Our creative Sam loves art and the color green so this was his packaging. Cover a cylinder with cardstock after stamping…may require splicing if it’s a larger size. If you want the paint to look wet, color the drips with a Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

Cooper loves all sports, but football is his favorite! To get the football, just punch out the leaf from the Festive Flower Builder Punch and trim the ends. If I’d been thinking, Cooper’s colors would have been red for the Utah Utes. Thankfully he’s a pretty forgiving boy!

 

 

 

Saturday
Dec032016

Christmas Book Tradition

Every year, usually around Thanksgiving, we give a Christmas book to our girls and their families. This year they received this cute book about giving. We found it in Hawaii while on our mission, and we've been looking forward to giving it to them since we returned home in March. I thought it would be appropriate for the tag to be Hawaiian too!

Monday
Nov282016

Overflowing Handful

I have way too many things I’m thankful for to list in one blog post, so I’ll share an overflowing handful of things, especially as it relates to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Shanna was able to join us for the holiday because she had time off work and the twins were with their dad. We don’t get to see her often enough and it was a special treat having her here with us!

Snuggling with Baby Owen was a highlight for everyone. He was definitely the star of the show, and we had to take turns loving on him!

Most of our family joined us (along with our niece Cierra…extended family is a blessing indeed!). There’s nothing like relaxed time with family…lots of visiting, watching movies, arm and leg wrestling, makeovers from Sidney, and a talent show!

Cousins of all ages played together. Sardines (kind of like hide-and-go-seek) was the best to watch! They also crafted for hours and opened a craft store for all of us to “buy” from. The signs on the door let us know when the store was open or closed.

We appreciated the beautiful landscape surrounding us…as we enjoyed the warmth of a roof over our heads and cozy beds to sleep in. 

You can’t talk about Thanksgiving and not talk about food! We had our usual favorites and a couple of new appetizers to try. Everything was yummy! Well, that’s what I heard. I was on a restricted diet, trying to get a handle on my RA, but my cucumber and celery juice was delish!

In keeping with tradition, we took turns as a family sharing what we’re grateful for, and one of the things I mentioned was the companies Sterling and I get to work with filled with wonderful people…employees, demonstrators, and customers all over the world.

Most of all, I’m thankful for a loving Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ, who love me, know what I need, and bless me immensely…every day!

Tuesday
Nov152016

Kona's Birthday Box

When we FT Kona from Australia on his birthday, he seemed sad that he had to wait until we got home for us to deliver his birthday box, but I told him it would be worth the wait because the box was so cool! Kona loves sharks, so I was excited that he thought it looked like a shark. Hopefully you think so too!

Thursday
Nov102016

OnStage in Brisbane

OnStage Live in Brisbane was fabulous! It was so nice to see our South Pacific friends and to celebrate demonstrators everywhere. All the presentations were great, and the weather was a bonus! Thanks to everyone who made the events (Live and Locals) successful—demonstrators and employees—wherever you were and however you participated.

I love the chance to gather together around the world in so many places to stamp with terrific new products, meet and mingle with friends, and to congratulate those who achieved accomplishments during the year. It’s also a blessing to work with such wonderful people. I’m so grateful and you make me proud!

To see tons more photos of people and projects, search #onstage2016 on Instagram. Until next time...