Friday, June 24, 2011

who i am

i don't post too many family things on this blog (which is why i started my "family"blog). however, there are some things that warrant this blog.
my dad died when i was three. it was a horrible death, which, in a way defined who i would become. my mother did an amazing job picking up the pieces and raising my sister and i with grace and love. i am who i am because of her. recently my aunt (my fathers sister) contacted me. it was welcome contact indeed, as i have had very little from my fathers family. it has me spinning a bit though, as more has been revealed to me of my past. who i am. most of all it has made me realize how thankful i am for my life. how thankful i am for my trials and my history. heavenly father knows me, and that is evident everyday. in honor of my recent brush with my past, i thought i appropriate to post a few photos of my father and mother.

"you decide every moment of every day: who you are and what you believe in. you get a second chance every second."

i choose to live my life deliberately, joyfully, gracefully. with faith every step of the way!

Friday, June 03, 2011

inspiration: coco channel

as a woman who is constantly immersing herself in fashion, jewelry and style i have many people that inspire me. fashion designers are definitely at the top of that list. there is one designer, one who started it all. one who has always inspired me. coco.
after watching this movie last night i learned a bit more about her.

i dedicate this post to the beautiful mademoiselle channel, and her poetic words that ring true for me.

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty”

“How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.”

"I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny."