Yet Another Sick Day

Somehow I managed to contract another kidney infection this one worse than the last as I’ve had to miss the last 3 days of work due to pain nausea and the feverishness associated with it. I don’t feel like doing much of anything but at the same time feel like I have a long list of things to do here at home. But I’ll be a good girl and lay in my bed dreaming of being super woman and being able to clean up our storage room in a matter of seconds. But for today this is what you get out of me. Pajamas and slippers and a cat curled up in bed next to me. Over and out. Suzy


Christmas Card

So I just finished designing my Christmas cards and I thought I would post one for free for everyone.

Here is the jpeg format of the file if you need another format just message me.

Thanks for reading!

I’m on Etsy

Hi Friends! I just wanted to announce some exciting news, I posted the first of my Christmas cards online also let me know what you would like to design: tags for presents, birth announcements, birthday cards, thank you cards. Thanks so much for visiting!

November Visiting Teaching

During the month of November we are encouraged to share a talk from General Conference with the sisters we visit teach as such I created 3 different tags for 3 different talks that can be printed off and put on a treat or just tied around a copy of the talk.

The first talk that I created a tag for is this talk by Elder Jose L. Alonso

PDF Copy: Doing the Right Thing Tag PDF

The second talk is this talk by Elder Carl B. Cook

PDF Copy:It Is Better to Look Up PDF

The third talk is this talk by Elder J. Devin Cornish

PDF Copy: The Privilege of Prayer PDF

Hope you enjoy them!

Some Thoughts About the Future

I don’t have many strongly worded opinions nor do I really want to, I avoid the very thought of confrontation if at all possible. But I do want to say something about the current situation of life that I see myself surrounded by.

Growing up I had a plan, I took college classes and business classes in high school. My entire senior year was spent in preparation for the business management degree I was headed for in college. I’m glad I have those skills and those smarts but I never did get that degree, after leaving home I found my heart just wasn’t in it. I was young and I thought I knew everything I had big plans to make the world better. I vaguely recall it having something to do with moving to Costa Rica. But all that is behind me now. But not the desire to want to leave something behind that makes people look back on the time that I was around with fondness. My personal vision statement for as long as I can remember is a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson called “Success”:

To laugh often and much
to win the respect of intelligent people
and affection of children; to earn the
appreciation of honest critics and
endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty, to find the best
in others; to leave the world a bit
better, whether by a healthy child
a garden patch or redeemed
social condition; to know even
one life has breathed easier because
you have lived. This is to have

This truly speaks to me as the kind of success I hope for in life. I want to live a simple meaningful life that I can look back on at the end of my days and say “that was more wonderful than I could have ever imagined” . I think this is really what we all want from life is to be able to look back and feel successful.

October Visiting Teaching Message – If We Do Not Doubt

Without further ado, here is this month’s Visiting Teaching Message!

Click on the link below to open a image version which you can then print and deliver to your sisters. Also if you could just leave a quick comment if you do print it out just to let me know how I am doing. Also feel free to comment or send me a message if you have something particular you would like designed. Over the next month i will also be creating some subway art Christmas cards which I will be posting in my etsy store.

Thanks sisters! Enjoy!

If you prefer a pdf version please visit the google doc here:

Sick Day

So today I am just laying in bed which would usually be pretty awesome except that I feel kind of stuck here. I’ve been told to stay in bed and rest all day to recover from the kidney infection I have. It’s kinda my fault because i put off going to the doctor for a couple of days because they usually just tell me to drink plenty of cranberry juice but last night when we went to the urgent care at 10pm the doctor told me i definitely have a UTI and gave me a prescription for antibiotics and hey guess what it’s apparently been 7 years since I was on an antibiotic so I guess that’s a good thing. As for the reason I haven’t posted the October Visiting Teaching Message yet, well it’s kind of all a mess. First my computer crashed and I thought I was going to have to buy a new one and I was totally bummed. But then my hubby who is going to school for network administration suggested we try putting a version of linux on my computer. We finally got that done about a week ago but I am still learning how to use GIMP it is not super different from photoshop it is just a matter of learning the little nuances so hopefully I’ll have that up later today. Thanks for stopping by.


As may be obvious to anyone who actually reads my blog, I am not very good at blogging every day, suffice it say that on my part the 10 days 10 things I love about autumn front I didn’t do a very good job. The point is I really really like fall and am really excited that we are on the brink.

The 1st Reason I love fall!

As I mentioned in my previous post one of the top reasons I love fall is flannel sheets. Honestly they are so warm and cozy and soft it’s one of the best feelings and I feel like the only time you can really have them on your bed is fall and winter. I’m definitely not a fan of winter so that leaves fall.

On a side note, today is my first appointment with the doctor at MD Diet I am going to be getting B vitamin shots to help boost my weight loss. I feel like it’s important for me to become healthier at this point in my life before I feel like I’m too old to change the way I’ve lived my life. My number one downfalls thus far have been oreos and soda pop. But over the past 5 days since I’ve started I have lost approximately 3-5 pounds so for that I am very grateful.

More on why I love fall tomorrow I am going to go find some protein to eat and then head off to the doctor’s.