Friday, September 16, 2011

Monday, February 08, 2010

Because its almost Valentine's Day

Glamour Magazine made me smile, to all the single ladies:

"Don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh"
"If he says he isn't ready for a relationship believe him"
"Marry someone you want to sit next to for the rest of your life"
"The guys who were nerdy in high school make the best husbands"
"Never tattoo a guy's name on your body"

AND my favorite
"If he likes you, you'll know. If he doesn't you'll be 'confused'"

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Love Happens

Going to see tonight!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My mom told me the other day the first broadway show she saw was this.
I watched it on TV the other day- loved it haha
I really do like Dolly Parton...

Monday, September 14, 2009

Tyler Webb Photography

My first trip to Utah and hiking was wonderful.
1. it was with my mother
2. our guide was a photographer
3. check his website out here

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Food 4 Africa

7 Facts of malnutrition and starvation:

  • 1 in 10 Infants die within the first 12 months of life
  • 1 in 5 children suffer from chronic malnutrition
  • More than 12 cases a month of Marasmus or Kwashiorkor are seen in one
    clinic in Alexander
  • 1 in 10 children suffers from severe malnutrition
  • 50% of children have a calcium, iron and zinc deficiency
  • 75% of South Africans, have inadequate access to food
  • More than 1 in 5 children are physically stunted due to malnutrition.
*learned about this in Instyle- Paul Mitchell products supports this organization

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Franciscan Benediction

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.

May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain in to joy.

And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

IT- review

My Boss sent a link to this article after I told him about my experience at my home church this past weekend. I don't necessarily agree with the article but found it interesting. I wish there was a church that could 100% perfectly represent Jesus how he was... I really wish I could be a person who did.

In 2000, I became a Christian at the age of 23. Two years later, I was working at one of the largest churches in the country. After two more years, I left that job to help start a brand new church. Four years later, I stopped attending church. church, to attending church, to working in a church, to starting a church, to leaving the church - all in less than eight years. Now, I am visiting 52 churches in 52 weeks in order to redefine my faith. This is reflection 31 of 52.

Remember how kid's shows always had a word of the day? Like "ball," and then they would spend the whole episode discussing balls.

This week's word for stop 31 of the Church Experiment is "contradIcTion."

First, I'm going to contradict myself multiple times. Including a huge contradiction at the very end, so no matter how judgmental I may sound throughout this post, you have to keep reading until the very last sentence. Second, I'm going to discuss my visit to Southland in a way that highlights many of their contradictions (from an outsider's perspective). You'll see what I mean.

First, a little backstory: a young lady from Kentucky began following the Church Experiment months ago. As I recall, from the beginning, she wanted me to come visit her church in Lexington. The only thing I know about Lexington is that I loathe UK basketball, so a trip seemed unlikely. Then, a while back, she gave me an update about "IT." Southland began a summer-long marketing blitz for a series beginning August 1st, titled IT. No one knew what IT was, only that IT was going to be huge. My interest was piqued, so Saturday night, I made the 90-minute drive from Cincinnati to Lexington to experience IT firsthand.

When I first pulled into Southland's parking lot, I was overwhelmed (in a good way). I literally had to park so far away from the main building that I expected an airport shuttle to go racing by. Even though I arrived on Southland's campus five minutes early, I walked into the building a minute late. That's how far away I had to park.

READ the rest here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cute Invitations

I got a really cute invite to a BBQ (friends getting married) from here. Well I was looking on their website and saw this invite- its a replica of Carrie's (1st wedding) in the Sex and The City Movie! SO CUTE...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Chuck Close

Chuck Thomas Close is an American painter and photographer who achieved fame as a photorealist, through his massive-scale portraits. Though a catastrophic spinal artery collapse in 1988 left him severely paralyzed, he has continued to paint and produce work which remains sought after by museums and collectors.

I think this is SO cool- he paints himself a lot big portraits and after he was paralyzed he continued to paint. I learned about him at Opportunity Village a not-for-profit organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities by providing them with vocational training, employment and social recreation services that make their lives more productive and interesting. I am volunteering here this summer while school is out. Its been a really cool experience.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sen. Ensign: "He has no credibility left?"

The following post is by my friend, Peter, who is the author of The Kaintuckeean. You can also follow his tweets @kaintuckeean. He writes here in pursuit of targeting an audience of Nevadans.

John Ensign, in 2004:
Marriage is the cornerstone on which our society was founded. For those who say that the Constitution is so sacred that we cannot or should not adopt the Federal Marriage Amendment, I would simply point out that marriage, and the sanctity of that institution, predates the American Constitution and the founding of our nation. Marriage, as a social institution, predates every other institution on which ordered society in America has relied.

Sen. John Ensign today announced that he violated the sanctity of marriage by having an affair. It is certainly undisputed that people make mistakes (Christians would cite Rom. 3:23, "for all fall short of the glory of God") and politicians are no exception.

I will not admonish Sen. Ensign for his adultery. Rather, I am more concerned with his hypocrisy. When President Clinton was in the middle of Monica-gate and impeachment, Sen. Ensign stated that President Clinton "has no credibility left."

After fellow Republican Senator Larry Craig was caught in a Minneapolis airport restroom soliciting another man for sex, Ensign stated that "whether it's a Republican or Democratic senator — we certainly have had plenty of Democratic scandals in the past — we need people who are in office who will hold themselves to a little higher standard."

Admittedly, both Clinton and Craig did have criminal liability at stake, and there is no evidence that Ensign did anything criminal. Perhaps an analogy to former Republican Senator David Vitter would be a fit? [Vitter was the Senator whose number was in the D.C. Madam's phone book.] To that scandal, Ensign did not suggest resignation because the infidelity "happened before he got into the United States Senate, and there were no laws that were broken as far as anybody knows."

These quotes show Sen. Ensign's history of casting stones [John 8:7] at fellow politicians who err in their personal lives -- those who do not "hold themselves to a little higher standard," as he would put it. John Ensign has fallen below that personal standard by both his acts and through his hypocrisy.

His hypocrisy is exacerbated by his organizational ties. According to the New York Times, Ensign is a "born-again Christian" and is active in the evangelical group Promise Keepers. Promise Keepers pledge to keep Seven Promises, including "#3: A Promise Keeper is committed to practicing spiritual, moral, ethical, and sexual purity" and "#4: A Promise Keeper is committed to building strong marriages and families through love, protection and biblical values."

Again, I will reiterate the message of Rom. 3:23, "all fall short." But those that "hold themselves to a little higher standard" should -- in the interests of your family, your faith, your state and your country -- not remain in the United States Senate.

Please, Sen. Ensign, resign.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Apartment for Rent- Lexington KY

*Apartment for rent on Waller Ave. Its a secure building, close to campus, with a pool.
Its one bedroom $600 for rent only utility is KU which runs under $30.
If you are interested please let me know!
It ofcourse doesn't have the furniture in it still.

Monday, May 18, 2009


I am in two dear friends weddings in the next 6 months.
Melissa and Daniel get married in August in Lexington.
Whit and Rob get married over Thanksgiving in KY too.
Both couples are high school sweet hearts like Nate and I...what are the odds!
I am so grateful to be apart of their lives and so excited for what the future will hold.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I tried on a dress (that i loved) with these shoes.
I may or may not get the dress but I think I MUST have tan/beige shoes
Any seen comfy heals that aren't as expensive as these? (BCBG)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Flip and Tumble

I love re-usable bags!
These are cute cute cute!
Pretty cheap, here.

Friday, May 01, 2009


I saw this tonight. I recommend it.

Tom's for Moms!

My mom probably wouldn't wear them but if your would you should get them!
Mother's Day May 10th!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Blog!

A friend of mine started a decor blog called VARNISH.
She is a fabulous interior designer and a wonderful stay at home mom!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Las Vegas march to save children in Africa

The plight of children half a world away took center stage for people in the valley on Saturday.

Members and supporters of a non-profit group known as "Invisible Children" marched from the Stratosphere to Hertitage park to make their message clear.

They're trying to spread awareness, gain support and use their voices for change.

About 150 signed up for the event, mostly teens, giving up what they call the comforts of home to symbolize all of the children in Africa who are being forced into a Ugandan civil war.

Alot of outrage and alot of compassion culminating together for all of the youth being abducted and forced into violence.

"They were forced against their will, and it made me appreciate what I have even more. To see the children deprived of a regular life, it's really sad to see the hurt that they've gone through," said Amanda Walters, a student at Seville Middle School.

Walters says she never knew about this widespread suffering for children in Africa, until she saw a video at school. That's when she knew she had to get involved.

It wasn't just Las Vegans joining in on the march. Tourists who were around for other reasons also got word of the event.

"They're having to murder other people, not something they want to do. No one is speaking out for them. We need to speak out for the children," said Jennifer Drake, who was visiting from Fresno for a wedding.

Drake brought her 12-year-old son along, who is suffering from diabetes. She thought it was important for him to see that other childrens' struggles are worse than his own.

Organizers of the event said they planned on spending the night outside in sleeping bags at Hertiage Park.

What they're hoping for is a brief appearance from a local politican or celebrity to help speak out for the cause.

They say, if that doesn't happen, they plan to take their march to the front steps of City Hall until somebody recognizes.

Stay tuned to Channel 13.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Invisible Children

A road team has been staying at our house
(and showed a screening at our church) this week.
They have a big event all over the nation this Saturday April 25th raising awareness of the children abducted in Eastern Africa to become child soldiers.
The event in Vegas starts at the Stratosphere at 3PM.
Go to there site to see if there is a Rescue by you!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

PostSecret of the Week

I love this. This is so me.
saw on Ingenue Perspective

Monday, March 30, 2009

Doing whatever it takes to save a child

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF was founded in 1947 to support the work of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) by raising funds for its programs and increasing awareness of the challenges facing the world's children. The oldest of 37 national committees for UNICEF worldwide, we are part of a global effort to save, protect and improve children's lives.

*There are so many great organizations out there that I would love to work for one day. This one is based out of NYC. Advocating for social justice is so appealing to me- through my school practicum I was able to spend time today at a WIC clinic. We have so many services in the US for those struggling with poverty not all nations are as blessed.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Hotel Rwanda

I can't believe I've never seen this.
This movie is unbelievable how could we as people ever let this happen.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Volunteer in Southern Nevada

You do not want to miss the LIVE UNITED t-shirt Flash Mob taking place, Saturday, March 14th at 10am. Who wants to say they were buying groceries or sitting on their couch at home when history in southern Nevada is being made?

Because underneath everything we are, underneath everything we do, we are all people. Connected, interdependent, united.

Come be a part of history as United Way of Southern Nevada and its Volunteer Center embark on its first LIVE UNITED t-shirt Flash Mob in Las Vegas. The first 200 participants to register will receive a FREE LIVE UNITED T-shirt.

The “top secret” details will be emailed to you in the next few days.

Not sure what a flash mob is?
It is a group of people who quickly assemble in a public place, freeze for less than 5 minutes, and then disperse. Click HERE to view United Way of America’s LIVE UNITED t-shirt flash mob that occurred November 13th of 2008 at Union Station in Washington DC.

Children under 14 are welcome with a parent/guardian.

All participants must pre-register prior to the event!

Check in opens at 8:45AM. All participants must be checked in by 9:30AM. Check in closes promptly at 9:30AM with the event starting at 10:00AM.

Impact Areas: Community Enrichment, Arts and Culture, Citizen Action/Academy, Community Enrichment, Other

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress...requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them."

- Henry Steele Commanger

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ken Starr, who led the campaign to impeach President Bill Clinton, filed a legal brief last month -- on behalf of the "Yes on 8" campaign -- that would forcibly divorce 18,000 same-sex couples that were married in California last year before the passage of Prop 8.

Watch "Fidelity" and see what you think about this issues. Please do not leave any hate or remarks that I will have to remove from my blog.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Blessed our those who are generous, because they feed the poor. Proverbs 22:9
Friends of ours live in Haiti as full time missionaries.
Read about this organization on their blog
Feed My Starving Children

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Jacqueline Phoenix

Trading acting for rap? really?
And that beard....
But he is with Miss Kentucky!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Donald Miller's recap of the inauguration.

Pure Barre

The Pure Barre Technique is a total body workout that burns fat and produces lifted seats, toned arms, thin thighs, and flat abs by fusing elements of ballet, pilates and weights in a 55 minute intense session. It is the most effective, fastest, yet safest way to change your body.
Pure Barre is an intelligent exercise technique- each strengthening section of the workout is followed by a stretching section in order to create strong, long, lean muscle without the bulk, while increasing range of motion. Pure Barre will not only quickly transform your body, it will clear your mind, help you focus and contribute to a happy and healthy life.
*A friend told me about this today so I did a littler research.
There is a location in Lexington but NOT Las Vegas yet!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Domino Mag

Domino is mabye my favorite magazine and they may be closing.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Look of the Day

She looks great other than the cigarette. JustJared.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009


I hated to here this.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Christmas Sales

12 Days of Christmas ornaments over 50% off at Crate and Barrel
BUT I need a tree skirt...anyone seen a cute one for cheap??

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

All Living Presidents got together today!

"One message that I have, and I think we all share, is that we want you to succeed. Whether we're Democrat or Republican, we care deeply about this country," Bush told Obama before lunch with the former presidents.
Very good Bush. Very good.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Happiness is a place between too little and too much.
- Finish proverb

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Ring in the New Year...

With a 2009 Calendar from MEllen Design

Happy New Year! 2009

Had a wonderful time with friends and family last night- went dancing!
Also received beautiful and delicious strawberry cupcakes from Edgar's Bakery
My friend Celeste and her mom Elaine brought them back from Alabama!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

7 things

Cameron tagged me on this and since I haven't been up on my blog I thought I would do this one.. its suppose to be things people don't know- I am sure you know atleast one of these about me.

1. I don't like dogs...or really any animals
2. I'm not remotely ready to have kids.
3. I love tattoos, I only have a small one though.
4. I don't think many things are funny. movies/tv especially.But I laugh a lot... Christmas this year with my cousin Molly!
5. I'm going to do a triathlon this year!
6. I have moved up a pants size.
7. I have two more semesters of college.

*Miss Amanda you should do this.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

PostSecret of the Week

I think I would do this.
I am praying for our country this holiday season...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Obama's White House

Keeping Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense
Senator Clinton as Secretary of State
Evangelical pastor Rick Warren will deliver the
invocation at the presidential inauguration next month.

* I am really excited about what Obama is doing.
Even though I am a democrat I like to see he isn't choosing single minded people
What do you think? It will be interesting!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Let it Snow!

Outside my house.
Largest snow in Las Vegas in like 30 years!
Last time schools were closed was 1979...we will see.