This weekend I ventured up to the Sundance resort for the last Bluebird Cafe concert series. The Blue Bird concerts are my absolute favorite. If you don’t know what they are, basically the who’s who of country song writers come and perform their songs and tell the stories behind them. Its all acoustic music and they are insanely talented. Many of their songs have made it to number ones on the charts. Its so fun to hear them tell about who passed up the songs, (like Garth Brooks) someone else eventually recorded it and then it did super well, or how they were waiting tables and were inspired by people they waited and ended up writing a song about them. One of the writers from last night was given the phrase “jumbo shrimp” to include in his song and had to incorporate that into a hit, and he did it.  The performance last night included two crazy talented guitarists that call themselves the Striking Matches. I came home and downloaded their album. Im sureContinue Reading
At the beginning of the summer I bought a yoga pass to a studio near my house. I was planning on going once a week or so. Well, I skipped about 3 months of going. Last week I decided to give it a go again. I glanced at the schedule for the class times and noticed there was one at 6PM, 7 PM and 8 PM. I was hopeful to make the 7 PM class, but ended up working late and decided just to go to the 8 PM class. Keeping in mind that I have only been to the studio once or twice before, I had no idea what was going on. The 7 PM class ended and no one was leaving. So I entered the full room of people, squeezed my yoga mat out in a corner and began to stretch out a little. I noticed everyone getting up to grab pillows and blankets. I knew I was new to yoga, but could not think of a reason to need these items.Continue Reading
One of the things I have been wanting to do for years and years is fly in a hot air balloon. The fascination started years ago when I attended the Provo Balloon festival for the very first time. I was in awe…. Years went by and taking a flight was always at the top of my list to do.  An opportunity to fly in a ballon at the Provo Balloon Festival came up and it was simply a dream come true. I don’t know why I waited so long to take a flight. It was so much fun, and probably even more fun because it was part of the balloon festival and was surrounded by so many beautiful balloons. We woke up at 4:30 in the morning for our early flight. As part of the balloon festival you get to watch several balloons fill up and take flight. The balloons are so colorful and vibrant that just watching them is a lot of fun.           I never really thought aboutContinue Reading
My goodness, where does time go? I really did have every intention to blog this summer… then I decided to launch another business and life got so crazy and so busy.  Things are now up and rolling and I feel like I can finally breath again. I know to some, it can seem crazy to self impose all the stress that comes with a new business, but truly… its the best feeling in the world when things get rolling.  This is my second time bringing products to retail. I still have my “gum” company, which has grown into tons of other items besides just gum. I am thinking retail may be my calling in life and it may just become an addiction. It is such a huge undertaking to start a business of any size. I applaud anyone who gives it a try. I put all my savings, brain power, energy, nap times, free time, you name it, its a sacrifice for sure, everything is on the line. Then of course, right before thingsContinue Reading
I am the type of person who rents a redbox and forgets to return it for several days and the $1.50 movie ends up costing me more like $10.00 with all the additional days. About a month ago I decided that buying a few $5.00 movies on Amazon would actually end up saving me some money. While I was looking through the movie titles I came across some of my old favorites from my childhood.  Here is what I ended up buying:   I actually found the time to watch them all this past week. Each of them were as great as I remembered. It was crazy how I could actually picture myself sitting in the downstairs of my parents house with my brother and sisters watching these on the disney channel. I don’t know how many times I watch Flight of the Navigator. The little dancing guy is still my favorite. I was actually afraid of the Last Star Fighter as a kid, my brother would make me watch it. I finally warmedContinue Reading