Saturday, April 9, 2011

Something{s} that I love {mucho, mucho}

I've been noticing a lot lately that there are some DANG good music artists on YouTube. Anybody else notice??? It kind of peeves me that some of these people aren't out making the big bucks sharing their AMAZING talents with the offline world. There are a lot of amazing artists out there but I have a few favorites that I check their pages at least once or twice a day to see if they posted a new video because they are THAT amazing. Their music inspires me and makes me feel so happy inside.
I thought I'd share of few of my favorite artists out there on the tube of you and hope that at least one of you (if anyone even reads this blog!!!) will love them too!
I told my husband just today that if this man came to my house and serenaded me everyday, I would be the happiest person ever. Guess I'll just have to get my fix by letting him serenade me everyday over the internet! This guy is amazing, and I love how he changes a lot of "popular" songs out there that don't have the greatest lyrics (as in they are suggestive, offensive, etc.) and makes them into sweet, give me butterflies everytime I hear them, kind of songs.
Maybe some of you have heard of him but for those of you who haven't...I'm proud to present to you....
*Boyce Avenue*
P.S. This is my absolute favorite song of his! I listen to it everyday! So sweet!
 Then we've got my buddies Justin and Michael who are top notch at arranging songs on the piano! I love the piano and their stuff is some of the best I've heard! They've got great voices that mix together well. 
They have dorky video's. There is always something strange going on in the background but I love it. 
This is one of my favorites from these boys.
Hope you enjoy them as much as I do and if you should go check their other videos too!
 They are BOMB! 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Something that makes me happy...

Maybe I should call it a love/hate relationship.
I LOVE when easter rolls around because that means all of my favorite candy is in stores.
I HATE that I end up gaining 5 pounds every easter because I can't control my cravings. It's quite ridiculous.

Who doesn't love these babies? DE-lish!

Easter means that the stores upgrade from the original bag of starburst jelly beans to the tropical ones. They are both dang yummy but tropical is the bomb diggity.  
I have a problem with jelly beans. If they had Jellybeans Anonymous I would be there in a second! These beauties are possibly the most addicting jelly bean in the world! You can ask my co-worker's if you don't believe me. I bring them to work and I get yelled at because everyone drops their diets for them! They are only around for the easter season so I make sure I get my fill!
I met these lovelies just this year and oh man...I can't tell you how delicious they are!
I'm eating one as we speak and I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to live without them after easter leaves!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sore and Sleepy...

So basically this has been quite an uneventful, thoughtless day.
I've thought about the same two things pretty much ALL day.
The first being that I am not liking this woman so much.
Why you ask? Well for one, she is a meany face, and for two she is the reason that I have been crawling up my stairs everyday and that I look like I'm 15 months pregnant when I walk because I actually CAN'T walk...I waddle.
That is why she's on my bad list.
AND because she makes me feel bad about myself.
The second and last thing that has been on my mind is this...
Ever since I crawled out of bed today I've been wishing to crawl back into it. Somedays my bed just needs me. No this is not my actual bed. I'd take a picture of mine but my cute hubby is sleeping in it as we speak. I'm kind of liking the deer heads. Maybe i'll put this on my list of things to craft.

I guess I DID think about one other thing...
Husband begged me to go on a date with him before I went to work today. I fought him on it for minute because I had other things I needed to get homework and such, but then he said "I just really want to go on a date with you", in this super sad, super cute, innocent tone and I caved.  I also came home to a nice clean house after work. I couldn't have asked for a better husband. He is great.

And just cause I like to drag things out and make people not want to read my posts because they are so dang long, I just HAD to include some photos I found on google when I was searching for a bed picture.

How on EARTH, would this ever work? I don't think I'd ever
sleep cause I'd be rolling around my room all night.

This one is pretty cool but I'd be afraid that I'd roll off and drown in my sleep. thanks.

That's it for tonight. I'm hitting my sheets! PEACE!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

What would you do...

Wow...I have been super horrible at posting. It looks like I need to work on my goal of not procrastinating.
I haven't really had much time to think or do anything for that matter, with school starting and all and with me having a down to the minute planned out schedule everyday. One thing that I have been thinking about and that I try to remember at least every few days is something that I learned in one of my classes last semester. It is from the book "Who Moved My Cheese?". If you haven't read it, you should. It sounds totally weird but it's got the greatest message. Anyway, one of my favorite thoughts that comes from that book is...
What a great question! Just ponder it and think about it! I know I would do A LOT more things and that is why I try to remember this every once in a while. I could ramber off a whole list of things I haven't done in my life because I am afraid but I shall spare you. I am just trying to look at life in a different way. There are so many things to be experienced in life, so in the end, do I want to have lived a life full of experiences or a life empty of them, just because I was afraid?
Just because I like you I'll give you a sneak peak at my list of things to do now that I'm not afraid.
So what would YOU do if you weren't afraid???

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Love like crazy...

This is probably one of the greatest songs written.
Maybe I'm just emotional but I still have to fight really hard not to cry when I listen to it.
I LOVE it.

Who I came from...

Meet my parents.
They are the reason I am here today and the reason I am who I am.
I have been thinking about them a lot today. They have decided to be sicklings for the last LONG while it seems. I want them to get better.
My parents are my best friends.
I love them.

{My dear old Popsicle and Me}
{This will most likely ALWAYS be my favorite picture of me and my mom. She is beautiful.}
P.S. these pictures make me miss my blonde hair! Should I go back?!?!?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Look Not Behind Thee...

I've always thought new years resolutions were funny. Though I do still participate in the annual writing down of new years resolutions I always laugh as I'm thinking of things to write down. Why do we need a new year to motivate us to become better people? Why do we need a new year to motivate us to lose weight or to have a fresh start? Why do we need a new year to make us feel like the past is behind us and that we can finally breathe again? New Years is just like any other day of the year, isn't i?. So why can't we feel like this everyday? Why do we wait for a new year to begin, for the "new us" to come about?
I'm not gonna lie, 2010 was probably one of the most un-fun years of my life. Yes, there were a lot of happy times but a lot of not-so-fun bumps in the road accompanied them as well. I'll spare you the details, but just have to say that I feel greatly blessed to have the people in my life that I do. I could not have made it through without my family and friends by my side. I know Heavenly Father gives us challenges in our lives but I know that we will always come out stronger in the end if we just put our trust in him and have faith.
If you think about it, everything is a challenge. Even small things like tying your shoe, or trying to lose weight. It's how we look at the challenge that creates the outcome of happy or sad. What if we faced every challenge with faith in Christ and with that attitude of "keep moving forward"? Would our challenges be easier to face? I'm not saying that every challenge that life could bring us would be so simple to overcome if we did, but I am saying that we don't need to face them alone. We have been blessed with the great opportunity of putting our trust in the Lord and if we do this, he will carry us through our trials.  
I haven't been the greatest at doing the afformentioned this past year. It's been rough. But I realize now, that it has been rough because I've been trying to beat everything by myself. We hear people say that God won't give us trials we can't overcome, but it's not true. God won't give us trials that we can't overcome by ourselves. I heard this somewhere. I don't remember where or who said it, but it has always stuck with me. Like I said before, this year has been not so fun. I've looked back many times and have felt disgusted with myself, or have felt fear or sorrow and I'm not going to do that anymore. I'm not going to look back one more time. I'm going to put all my faith in the Lord and keep moving forward. And I'll do the same thing starting tomorrow, and the next day and the next day.
May we all treat everyday like it is a new year. Like we've got a beautiful clean slate right in front of our eyes. And may we "look not behind thee", but keep moving forward with faith that Heavenly Father will take care of us. 
Though I'm a few days late, I am wishing you a  happy new year...everyday.  

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tomatoes on Toast...

So you might wonder where the whole "Tomatoes on Toast" thing came from. Be patient. I will tell you in just a second. :)
First of all, I'd like to explain my actions for creating this blog. Some people might think it's just plain stupid to make a blog just to write down some stupid thoughts I'm having. Think what you may, but I am totally excited. It will give me a chance to just get my thoughts out there...some random and some not so random. It will give me a place to share things that make me happy, sad, laugh, cry, etc. You get the point. It will give me a blank slate to get that randomness that is hiding inside of me out into the world. And who knows...maybe we have some of the same thoughts!
  With this blog...I plan to share with you DAILY a picture, a funny movie, something that inspires me, something I'm thankful for, or just a dang random thought going on in my brain that hopefully will brighten your day or at least make you smile.  So with that...I hope you'll enjoy. Or you can think I'm weird. That's fine too.

So...Tomatoes on Toast. I was trying to think of a name for this blog and then I realized the first thought that inspired me to even make this blog. It was a few months ago in the summertime when I was eating a "cheeser". If you don't know what that is, click here and try one. (and while you're at it..follow this woman's blog. She was my YW leader growing up and has some of THEE best recipes in all the world. LOVE HER.)  After devouring a couple of these beauties, the thought came to me, "Whoever thought of putting a tomato on a piece of bread is a genius!" ...And for some reason I felt like I should share that with the world! (I must be crazy)  It's not exactly a tomato on toast but it was catchy title. There is your history lesson on how this blog was born. Peace out until tomorrow.
P.S. This blog will be under construction for a few days. I was gonna do some renovating but I'm just too tired. Later.