A Drive to Coachella with Heart
Today I made the trek to Palm Springs for a weekend of fun at Coachella. Trying to take my mind off of the tragic week our country has endured. On our drive I saw a convoy of military vehicles. There was about a dozen of them. My heart swelled. I immediately wanted to stop them and hug and thank each of the individuals in those vehicles. We live in an amazing country, where men and women volunteer...
In Tragedy There Is Hope
It has been a beyond devastating week for so many. The Boston Bombing, the explosion in Texas, the defeat that the families from Sandy Hook have felt, and so many people I know dealing with health issues or the loss of someone they love. It seems that some weeks, no matter where you turn there seems to be more tragic news. There is something to be said about tragedy and the way it brings people...
Boston – a town I love that has a very special place in my heart. A place that I went with family and friends, and even on occasional school field trips. Copley Square a place where my parents would take me to eat amazing food and sometimes even go shopping. A city that brought me so many firsts: my first hockey game, my first taste of fashion, throwing out a first pitch at a Red Sox game,...
The Oscars are coming, and while the world is dissecting the dresses on the red carpet I will be searching for a glimpse of the shoes hiding under them! Happy Oscar Sunday, may the dresses be fabulous and the heels be spectacular !
That thin line between love and hate, was made by a six inch stiletto.
Labels are made to be put on clothes and shoes, not to be put on people– KK
Show the world, they have no say in your WORTH
Do you choose you?
Learning how to give is hard learning how to receive is even harder. We can say to ourselves that we give and give and never get anything back and it’s usually our own fault because we don’t know how to receive. Putting the blame on others is so much easier than working on ourselves. Setting ourselves up to fail is safer than realizing that you are the only one in your way. I am my...
My very own angel
Some people will not understand the words they are about to read, others will understand with every fiber of their being. Six years ago today I took a trip to see some puppies, when I walked in I laid eyes on a chubby little girl, bouncing around, who was bigger than all her brothers and sisters. It was love at first sight. I knew instantly she had to be mine and my heart belonged to her. It was...
Practice what you preach
There comes a horrifying moment in your life when you realize if you don’t apply the things you preach in your own life than you are just as bad as the people you are trying to fight. The moment is scary beyond words, but you have to do it. You have to be the person you say you are and accept the consequences no matter what, it’s the only way it works. Finding people in your life that...
Words-choose them wisely
I received a tweet this morning, a YouTube video of a girl that committed suicide because of cyber bullying. Amanda Todd was a teenager from the Vancouver area who made a poor choice on the Internet and it followed her. She moved from school to school, from city to city only to continue to be bullied not only on the Internet but also in school. I came home tonight and watched Amanda’s YouTube...
Whatever you can’t do, I will, because I’m here and that’s how...– Grey’s Anatomy
You can find it almost everywhere if you look hard enough. We tend to not really see the things we are looking at in life and if we just opened our eyes and hearts then we would be amazed at the outcome. Find a bit of inspiration in everything you do.
You can't appreciate the sweet without the sour
Yes it’s from a movie, Vanilla Sky at that. But how true is that statement. In every aspect in life this is so true. You can’t appreciate the good without the bad, you also can’t expect to get to the good parts without first getting through the hard stuff. In life we are all dealt a hand, faced with decisions that will not always be easy. But you have to appreciate all the things given to you and...
A night at the cemetery
If you have ever seen the movie Valentines’s Day then you probably remember the scene in the movie where they go to watch a screening of an old movie at the cemetery. Well that is for real. Hollywood Forever Cemetery has screening of old movies every Saturday through the summer. I had never gone before thinking it was mostly scary movies. The first I saw was Sabrina, and I’m in love...
Allie & Noah always save the day...
I am not always a hopeless romantic, I often tell people that the love stories in movies are very different than in real life. I also tell people that the movie always ends, so stop looking to them for love advice. I read The Notebook back when it first came out and the story blew me away. When the movie came out I never imagined it would be nearly as good as the book, I was wrong. The story of...
Are you UP yet?
As far back as I can remember all I ever wanted to do was grow up. But where is up exactly? All through school, all through life really I just wanted to be bigger. Just like so many people I know, school wasn’t always easy for me. I never really fit in any group and often just wanted to be like everyone else, to be part of the crowd. I always had a big mouth and it usually got me in trouble,...
My night with the RNC
I can’t even begin to pretend to know nearly enough about politics. I probably shouldn’t write about something I know so little about. But I tried so hard to sit and watch some on the Republic National Convention last night and was kind of blown away. I have a huge problem with the fact that politicians get up and talk to me about what I need or want. I have a problem listening to people that...
I am in love with a man named Christian...
Yes I too am in love with a man named Christian, only a different Christian than you are probably thinking of. I mean fifty shades was an ok series but the real Christian, the one that makes me swoon and see red, is the one and only Christian Louboutin. He kind of, well created the red room of pain in his own way, if you have ever worn a pair you completely understand. I will never forget the...
My Sunday with Julie, Julia, & some inspiration..
If you know me at all I have always been a fan of the saying “You are always exactly where you are supposed to be, when you are supposed to be there”. Well today just gave me another reason to believe this. I had to stay home all day because my Izz is sick and while sitting on the couch changing the channels I came to “Julie & Julia” a movie I probably never would have watched had I not been...
The New Normal is apparently to censor what you...
NBC’s Utah affiliate KLS, which is owned by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has decided that they have the right to choose what their viewers get to tune into and apparently this isn’t the first time. Last season KLS decided not to air The Playboy Club and now this season they will not air a new comedy The New Normal. What is this world coming to? I am even more confused at the fact...
Help- 4 letters sounds easy right? Not for...
Help- it’s a four letter word similar to Love another 4 letter word that we all yearn to have in our lives, yet why are they both sometimes so difficult to have. Two words that seem so easy to do and ask for but somehow they can be the most difficult to receive and even harder to actually need. I have learned in life that these words have always been hard for me. I have always been able to help...
Growing up is hard to do...
Life is hard. Everyone I know is going through something whether big or small everyone seems to be going through it in some way. There are things in life that not even a brand new pair of Louboutins or a fabulous handbag can fix. But sometimes you get strength from the strangest places. I get my strength from you. My dog was diagnosed with lymphoma about 5 months ago. They gave her two weeks to...
Sometimes It Just Has to Be Said, Broken Hearts...
We live in a world that who we love defines who we are; this makes me sad and confused. I don’t want to live in a world that like. I want to live in a world where me being happy, compassionate, caring and giving defines who I am. Who I love should not be an issue. People are constantly complaining about gays and how they are always talking about the fact that they are gay. But the same people that...
What I learned from the 2012 Olympics
I can honestly say that I don’t think I have ever in my entire life sat and watched the Olympics and before this week I didn’t really understand why most did. I mean I get that it is a team representing our country and we of course want them to win, but there are some sports that well I just didn’t care to watch on TV but was of course proud when we won. So I started watching the Olympics this...
I am beyond confused at yesterdat’s events at a fast food chain. Chick-Fil-a, controversy at a fast food chain, really? So here is the short version of what has happened from what I can gather. Chick-fil-a President Dan Cathy made a public statement that he is opposed to same sex marriage and said “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at...
Some people say they haven’t yet found themselves. But the self is not...– Thomas Szasz
The balancing act
You just bought a pair of sky high heels and you haven’t thought twice about what balancing in them will be like, so why do we worry whether or not we can balance our relationships and our dreams. If you put on a shoe that has a 3 inch heel on one foot and a 6 inch heel on the other would you be balanced? Of course not! You need to balance out the shoes by putting on two of the same size...
Why is it that when we see a shoe we love we can’t wait to get our foot in it and wear it out, but yet when we see a person we love we fight it sometimes with every fiber of our being? We will wear that shoe happily every day, spend a ton of money and smile at just the thought of them. But yet when we find a person that is our prefect match, would make us a perfect pair, we turn the other...
If you were a shoe, what kind of shoe would you be?
Every relationship should be built on trust. What good is love if you don’t trust the one you love. Trust is knowing that whatever decision your loved one makes, they make it with a good intention. Trust is knowing that whatever the circumstance the person you love only looks at and loves you. Trust is knowing that whomever is in the person you loves life that they would never be dishonest...
Stop looking for love and instead let love find you. Then you can build your happily ever after the right way.
Are you afraid to be happy? I use to be too
We go to the store and try on that fabulous pair of shoes we have been eyeing for months. We try on that dress that hugs our curves in all the right places or we find the perfect new purse that is just what we needed. A happiness takes over our bodies and a smile comes across our faces that could light up any room. Now tell me why is it that we stay in relationships that don’t do the same...
For the most part, people don’t change. They may get into a new relationship with a new person and at the beginning it’s all shiny and new but without doing the work, it all ends up the same. Kind of like if your toe is broken it doesn’t matter what shoes you wear your toe is still broken so they won’t fit. Instead of buying new shoes sometimes you just have to wait until...
Life is a delicate negotiation– Solo, The Dog Problem
Real love is like wearing your favorite pair of high heels. You can’t walk in just one of them, you need them both in order to walk. If you try to walk in just one you will fall, you will be uneven, you will not be a pair. Sometimes being in a relationship we forget to be a team, or a pair. So always remember to put both shoes on and you will be walking a lot taller.
I have a love for shoes and handbags that most won’t ever understand. I have a love for people and life as well. The love I have for my dogs well that doesn’t compare to either of them. I would sell every fancy pair of shoes and every expensive handbag I own for my animals. I would give up every luxury I have to cure the cancer that my dog has. I wouldn’t give up my dogs life,...
Share your stories, talk about the things that make you uncomfortable, & stop sweeping things under the rug. This is how we learn, grow & love
Love is never wanting to wake up alone again
Don’t let the fear of what if’s build a wall around your heart. It’s always easy to build a wall and shut off feelings, it’s a bit harder to take them down and actually feel, but so much more worth it in the long run.
A soft kiss, a gentle touch of a hand, or a quick moment when your eyes meet. Those are the times you are able to feel the things that words will never be able to describe, those are the times to remember forever.