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wife. mom. adjunct professor. we homeschool. i'm a little bit OCD. i love math. bright colors and geometric designs make me drool. we live with a medical rarity, and Jesus saved his life. through that, Jesus is changing us. The american dream and status quo is overrated...and sometimes just plain wrong. our lives, our family, our careers, our faith are all now filtered through a new lens-- thank you Jesus. welcome to our crazy. feel free to take some of it with you, we have plenty to go around.
It's not the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it.
-- Lena Horne


The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.-- Jesus Christ

Friday, February 19, 2010

quick update

So here's what's going on- my house is a cluttered mess of jewelry, toys, yarn, blah blah blah so i'm going to go clean it up.

BUT, I wanted to show you a couple of my newest endeavors and leave you with my most recent soap box -- it's short, and not really that annoying of a trait--

I've been making these:

for babies/kids....


and for non babies/kids...

 

and....i am going to have 5-10 pieces of my jewelry in an Albuquerque NM fashion show...so I've started working on some of that....here is my first piece:

 


I just wanted to show that stuff off to you! :)
Here's a post to keep you occupied while I clean my nasty house.

Tuesday’s soapbox

I missed out on doing this AGAIN this week.  Here’s my thought for this “tuesday”- whenever this is actually published.  And I am learning to try to be more understanding and realize things are relative to people’s circumstances, so what I say here may not be true for everyone.  I get that. 

I think it is so odd today (in this era/time of life/whatever) that people don’t WAIT for things.  People want what their parents or grandparents worked for YEARS to get/achieve/whatever.

Like rushing to get married (I, too, was a young bride, so I’m guilty here-- and I love B-Dawg with all my heart, I’m just sayin, what’s the rush?)
Rushing to have a baby.

*disclaimer: I personally know SEVERAL people who waited longer to get married and waited a good while to have a baby...perhaps even started with a puppy instead of a baby...so this is totally not true for everyone*

and there’s this...rushing...like right after marriage, to buy this super nice house/apt/car/whatever.  maybe if they waited to marry, or if they had some great inheritance or were already a very successful businessperson, then they have plenty of money to do this- that’s NOT what I’m talkin about.  I’m talking about the people who don’t wait to get married, who don’t wait till they have steady jobs, who just say “I want this” and they get it/buy it/ do it/whatever.  And then they are working their tails off the rest of their lives to pay for it.  Debt is nasty.  That’s what I think.  NAS-TAY.  I love Dave Ramsey, btw.  budget? love it.  paying cash for things? love it. debt snowballs? love those too.  i hate debt.  our finances are quite out of whack with all of this with Ridge but, truthfully, BEFORE all of this happened, we had our little cash envelope system, our little budgets, our debt all paid off except our house.  MAN....I’m not kidding, one of the hugest things we ever fought about was completely OUT THE WINDOW.  I just think...wait.  Get the good stuff when you are settled into your life and you really know how much money you can function with/without.

We clearly live in the instant gratification age....and an age where people want to look like what the perceive to be status quo....but we live in an age of economic crises as well....and looks can reaaaaally be deceiving. 


so that was a short soapbox.  but i don’t need a very tall one to stand on since i’m...ya know... 6’0” according to the giraffe chart at the hospital.

4 comments:

Erin said...

LOVE the hats!! And the new jewlery!! Have you thought of designing a YUKON MILLERS pendant? I would love to get one of those. Mandee Chapman-Roach has a really cute one that I would love to see if you coudl duplicate! It was more of a glass pendant with paper inside...if this is making any sense! Just a thought...

and how weird that you and I both blogged about Ramsey..total God thing! It is obvious that your rant is soooo true! I jsut pray that we can enstill patience in our children!

alisha said...

idk if i could duplicate that or not, but i do know what you are talking about. i'm good at design/putting the jewelry together/having an eye for it...i'm not sure. but it sure would be CUTE to have a miller man necklace!

Erin said...

her necklace just had the words YUKON on one side verticle and MILLERS on the other side vertical...very simple not complex design...I will try to get a picture of it and send it to you

Anonymous said...

i saw a girl @ hobby lobby w/ one too! i'm wondering about paint, paper, and modpodge! maybe i can figure it out!
alisha

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