Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Sydney!

This weekend I went to Sedona, Arizona for a good friend of mines daughter SYDNEY'S birthday! She had the coolest party ever! Her and her friends wore some fancy dresses, had their hair done, their makeup done, their nails done, and a five course meal! Sydney's sister Summer was the chef and did such an incredible job! Here are just a few snapshots from the weekend! CHEF SUMMER....I'm thinking she could have a serious career. She had appetizers, a killer tostada salad, potato cheese soup, fettucine alfredo, and creme puffs for dessert!
We had a little pajama party and watched the Survivor Finale.
Look how stinkin cute this girl is! I let her pick out her makeup colors and this girl has some serious style!
And, couldn't you just eat up this little guy? Ty is Sydney's little brother.

Friday, December 14, 2007

People Magazine

I worked for People Magazine a few weeks ago and it's on stands today. It's an article about "Face Blindness". Has anybody ever heard of this? It's so crazy! People have this brain disorder where they cannot recognize faces. You wouldn't even be able to recognize your own husband or children. I really had disbelief but after spending a couple of days with this family (which 10 people in their family's genetic) I am now addicted to learning more about this disease. You guys will all have to read this's so interesting! To see my name, you'll have to get out your magnifying glass - it's on the side and SO little. But it's cool to have another magazine for my portfolio!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas Cards are all done!

My Christmas cards are all done! FINALLY! I still have a few to send but I am so happy to be a little ahead of schedule. Well, for me! I have to say thanks so much to Jen Sedillo for taking some great pictures for me. (even in the rain) and to Jamie Carter for making the most amazing cards! I love them! So, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Work, work and more work

So, this week has been filled with all kinds of crazy jobs. First, I worked on an infomercial for Susan Lucci's Youthful Essence. I used part of the product on my face in the picture below....can you tell? yeah right. Anyways, it was a CRAZY job. I had to do makeup for all of these soap stars from All my Children (i've never seen the show). It was pretty fun but really long hours! Glad it's done....can't wait for the paycheck. This job was from a People Magazine shoot. They were shooting a story on a lady who started an organization in getting free flights for sick children. Very cool. These 2 little girls were adorable. Very hyper and spoiled.....but so cute. I curled their hair and did a little lipgloss. They thought they were in heaven! The issue is supposed to be out in January! SIDE NOTE: The day before the shoot, my agent couldn't find a prop stylist and asked me if there would be any possible way I could do both jobs. All she needed me to do was find a few airplanes for the shoot. I would be making double the money so I said sure. Um, I decided I am so glad I am a makeup artist and NOT a prop stylist. First of all, it was out of control finding the dumb planes and then once I got there, they decided to use ALL of them. Well, the first plane had 52 pieces that I WAS SUPPOSED TO PUT TOGETHER. Needless to say....Jen and my dad worked that day for People too. I am giving the biggest props to both of them. They totally saved me and put together all the planes in time for the shoot! Thank you so much!

Friday night was the Video Game Awards at Mandalay Bay. I had never even heard of such an award show but it was a blast. After I got my nap.....then it got pretty busy. Samuel Jackson was the host. I did makeup for Criss Angel, Dave Navarro, the Foo Fighters, Tony Hawk, Heidi and Spencer from the Hills and a few others. But, this was one of Kid Rocks dancers and I had so much fun doing her makeup. Don't look at me in this picture....I hate standing next to models but I thought her makeup turned out so good! It was a really fun show!

Just stuff

Amber and I have been busy working on a bunch of stuff. We made this hot chocolate with chocolate chips and candy cane pieces. We found the spoons at Crate and Barrell and the jars at IKEA. With a little poem....a perfect little gift for neighbors!

My uncle was in town for the NFR. This usually is the only time I am able to see him during the year. Unfortunately, I was so busy working that I only got to see him at In N Out. My family was eating lunch there so I snuck in for a quick diet coke and a picture!
I am addicted to these eyes! It is simply the best thing in the world to be a great aunt! My niece Brittney is due on April 6th! She just is barely showing now and it is super cute!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

H & M Baby

Why am I addicted to buying baby stuff? Jen and I went shopping at the new Town Square this weekend. It was raining so we didn't venture out to too many stores but I did have to go to H & M. I am so excited they finally have one here so I don't have to travel out of state for clothes. Anyways, we bought Aurah this hat and baby scarf. SO ADORABLE. Drew made fun of me because he said it's not like it snows here. I don't care though. She was cold and it was so stinkin cute.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

How did this game become 7 interesting things?

Well, I was here goes. 1. I am a TOTAL list maker. I'm a FREAK list maker. I love paper, pens, any kind of office supplies and LOVE when I get to check something off my list. 2. I really love kitchen stuff. I have this weird addiction for brightly colored kitchen utensils, dishes, and appliances. You would think I cook all the time. Not the case....but if I did, I 'd SO be prepared. 3. I became an aunt when I was 5 years old. Which by the way is the greatest thing! I have three nieces ages 23, 9 and 7 AND three nephews ages 26, 21 and 5. Oh, and also a great niece who is 7 months and another on the way! 4. I used to sneak and try to peek at my Christmas presents. I just couldn't stand a suprise. One time, when my parents weren't home; I opened a present and it was this pair of black boots I wanted SO bad. So, I wore them out that night and rewrapped them when my parents were asleep. On Christmas morning, I acted so suprised for the boots. Good thing my mom didn't see the bottoms....which were so dirty. 5. I used to hate my red hair when I was younger. I always would daydream about having dark hair and tan skin. Now, I've learned to appreciate how I am and be glad to be one of the 2% population of natural redheads! 6. I'm a daddy's girl. Ask anyone. My dad and I have this really special relationship and were really close friends. Also, most people say they hope they don't turn out like their mothers. In my case, I REALLY hope I do. My mom is an extraordinary person - in every single way. I hope I inherit even 1/2 of her traits. I am SO blessed with great parents! 7. I LOVE my profession! It's so rewarding being able to make money at something you absolutely love to do. Whether it is working with celebrities or everyday's the best feeling to make someone feel good about themselves!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Back to Blogging

Sorry I've been a little un motivated to blog lately. Plus, having wireless mouse issues doesn't help all that much! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving...we all have many things to be thankful for.

I went for it! Got out all my Christmas decorations and then realized we still have another week left in November. Oh well. If I didn't do it now, it probably wouldn't get done. I LOVE Christmas decorations. I don't really have the "traditional" Christmas colors but, who cares right? I also finished altering my advent calendar. The picture doesn't really do it justice but I do love the way it looks. Knowing me, I probably won't even open the little doors on the right day, but it's all in good spirit! :)

I finally got this picture of Christ that I have had my eye on forever at Desert Book. I love it!
You all know I couldn't post without a cute little picture of my chunky Aurah! Notice her pants aren't even buttoned up. :) This girl is the joy of my life. It's so fun having little babies around. I cannot wait to spoil another one in a few months! You would never know because Brittney IS NOT SHOWING YET! And, last but not least, I was tagged and I will be getting to that tomorrow. Thanks Britt.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Look what I found at Target!

I'm getting really excited for Christmas....other than it's right around the corner. But, I love the smells of Christmas, shopping, the baking, time with friends and family, the spirit of GIVING...I love giving gifts, decorating, Christmas music, and especially the story of Christ. It's such a great time of year. I found this advent calendar and absolutely LOVED it. I think I may alter it up a bit...I can't always leave everything alone...but I'll post a picture when I'm done! I love the little compartments (now just trying to figure out what to put in them). Another FUN project!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Look what opened across the street from me

Ok. So Dunkin Donuts opened across the street from me. With a drive thru. And, 24 hours. I think I may have a problem.

Friday, November 9, 2007

I miss Desirae
I miss her comments on my blog
I miss her big beautiful eyes
I miss reading how much she loved her nieces
I miss reading how much we were in common and always wanted to do something crafty
I really miss her happy go lucky spirit
I know she is in a better place
A place without pain or fear
She comforts all of us in our times of grieving

We will forever love you Rae!

I can't believe I cut bangs

I finally had a hair appointment today and decided so last cut bangs. Where that came from; I have no idea. But, I think I'm liking the change. After a long stressful week, I needed a little something "new"!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Finished the quilt

For those of you who don't know, Desirae LOVED skulls and Halloween. I recently saw her at Joann's and she bought a piece of this fabric. After her passing, Amber and I decided that we would get the fabric from her mom and tie her a quilt. We bought some coordinating fabrics (including polk a dots which she loved) and finally finished it. We're so excited to give it to her mom!

Rae's Grave site

Jen and I went to Desirae's grave site tonight. I know it's a temporary marker but I just really wanted to make her arrangement since she loved Hallowen SO much. We even found a little lighted skull torch. It was starting to get dark so we turned it on and it looked so cute. There were no other flowers there at the time, so I'm so glad we decided to go when we did.


I'm finally feeling ready to blog a little. It has been such an emotional week but I have so many pictures to share. I went to a party at my good friend the Findlays on Halloween. It was a lot of fun to be around tons of family and friends. We had dinner and let all the kids trick or treat in the Fountains. They were in heaven with "big size" candy bars at every house. I guess every kids dream! My brother Dave as a used car salesman. I must admit that this costume was classic. He even had the "Findlay Toyota Salesman of the Month" badge. Ed and Linda got such a kick out of his costume. Good job Dave!
Paige as a toothfairy....Brooke as a DIVA....and Dane as a cowboy!
My little sweet Aurah's first Halloween as a kangaroo. Cutest ever!
Jen and I also went out to see her neices and nephew in their costumes. Had trouble getting them all to look at the camera but they also were so cute! They LOVE their aunt Jenny!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Thanks to everyone for MAJOR support

I just wanted to say thank you for everyone's nice comments. You have no idea how I appreciate all the kind words, phone calls, and emails. That was probably the hardest thing I have ever had to do but I know without a doubt that Desirae was there. Her spirit was so strong and although I was full of tears the ENTIRE time, I did feel comforted to know I did the right thing for her and her family. The next couple of days will continue to be hard; so please keep her family in your prayers. For those of you who are interested in supporting....her funeral will be held at the East Stake Center (Gateway and Wyoming chapel) on Saturday at 11 a.m. Her viewing will be held on Friday evening from 6-8 and again on Saturday morning from 9:30 - 10:30. Thank you again for all the support!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Listening to the spirit

Last Wednesday Night, my friend Jen and I were out to dinner and hanging out and Jen had this great idea that she wanted to do something nice for someone and spontaneously drop something off on someone's door step annonmoulsy! I thought it was a great idea but Jen didn't know what to give or who even to do. All of a sudden, Raeday came to my mind. So, we picked Raeday. My blogging friend. We bought her a Sonic gift card and a big bag of chips with a note that said To: Desirae From: someone thinking about you! We knocked and was a blast and all we wanted from that was to make Desirae smile. She apparently had a bad week along with a flat tire and other things at that. Sunday Evening while traveling home from Calfornia with Amber, Jessica and Jay....we got a text message that said Desirae was killed in a car accident on Saturday evening. She wasn't wearing a seatbelt and she was alone. My heart stopped. I cried and cried and am still crying. Although I didn't know Desirae, she always popped into read my blog and is so sweet all of the time. I loved reading what was going on in her life as well. Life if very fragile. A friend was visiting Desirae's mom and asked if there was ANYTHING she could help with. Her mom said yes. If only I could get a hold of this girl that Raeday loved so much. She looked up to her and knew that one day she would have her makeup done by her. She read her blog everyday and just really loved this girl......Jen Rose. I was completley touched. I didn't realize I had ever had an impact on her life. Her mom has asked me to do her makeup for the funeral. She said nothing would make her happier knowing that Desirae would be smiling down so excited. I just want to say that it is going to be very hard. But, I am honored to be asked for this blessing. I just want all of you who maybe knew Raeday or knew of her to keep her family in your prayers please. She was 19 years old and a lot of people will be grieving of this tragic loss. I want to put something together for her mom, so if anyone is interested, please e mail me at Let's all stick together this week. It' s a very very sad time. Thank you so much Jen for the prompting you had to suprise someone. If you had not acted on that especially that particular day, I wouldn't have had the last suprise encouter with Desirae. SO, thank you Jen. I love all you guys and pray that the spirit is with all of you this week as well.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sunday Dinner

We all got together for Sunday dinner at my moms today. It's been a long time and it was a BLAST! There were 19 of you can see my camera tends to lean towards my sweet Aurah girl. She was so stinkin cute! I got her the little flowered headband (thanks to Jen) and I just couldn't get enough of her. It was a great time!

A new craze this week

DId anyone watch Jessica Seinfeld on Oprah? It was the coolest thing EVER! It really was about how to puree vegetables and hide them in your kids food. I have no kids....I felt like I was hiding them from myself. Weird I know. But, I got the cookbook and not only are there a million recipes using purees, but they are ALL low fat! Amber and I spent hours working on all these purees and it was so fun! I have already tried a couple recipes and they were SO good. I even gave some cookies to a couple of friends and they had no idea that they were made with.... yep.....garbonzo beans. CRAZY! I'm so excited about this!