Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Happy birthday to my beautiful sister, Sherah. 
Sherah, You are an INCREDIBLE big sis. You have taught me quite about life, but most of all, you've taught me how to have deep friendship. You are an inspiration to me! Sherah, you're sassy, strong, gentle, stunning, loyal, fun, creative, and loving. Thank you for being there for me through out my life, you've always been there when I needed you. 

May you manifest the dreams of your heart this year!
I love you<3

Thursday, January 12, 2012

this is the now

tune I wrote to:

I attempted to make a turkey burger tonight, which I usually succeed in doing so, but I failed miserably for some reason this time. Darn it. Oddly enough I heard someone knock on my front door just as I flipped my burning/falling-apart-lean-turkey-burger. Thankfully, it was David, my Knight in shining armor! He was on his way to the gym when he decided he wanted to “spend time with his girl” instead. He said my turkey burger smelt good, and that he was hungry too. There was NO WAY I was going to cook another shitty turkey burger for him though, so he suggested we went out! Sigh, I was rescued.

It's moments like these where I stop and think to myself “I am SO thankful for the incredible people in my life”. Yeah, not only do I have an amazing man to call my own and rescue me from my failed attempts to cook, but I have incredible friends and family that have been showing me their true friendship lately.

Since I took the risk of moving back to Arkansas, it's been tough to get my feet back on the ground financially. Well actually, my feet are literally on the ground more than ever, because I still don't own a car, I haven't now for almost two years. I do however have a cozy apartment, and a wonderful Salon that I proudly work in. Times like these I've realized how much I adore this community, my friends, my family, and my David. Why? Because every single one of you has changed my life for the better.

I've been in desperate times of need, and you guys have taken care of me. Thank you. Thank you for your kindness, inspiration, hope, hugs, craziness, high fives, laughs, silly faces, love, support, shoulder to cry on, giving hearts, everything.

You guys have taught me so much about kindness and friendship- more than you realize! I only hope I will one day cultivate the heart of gold that each of you posses and take care of you, as you have taken care of me.

It hasn't been easy for me to except that I'm no longer in Vancouver Canada, but let me tell you, I can call Little Rock Arkansas HOME because of the community I have here.

It is now 2012 and I feel EXCITED about this year. Why? Because the possibilities are ENDLESS! I know this is the time of year where “new year goals” is the main topic in conversation, but for some reason, it's causing me to dig deep and discover what in the WORLD are my goals? Not just “fold laundry” goals, but goals that take me places, challenge me, goals that improve my very existence.

So, I am currently on a journey of exploring what more I WANT out of life. At the same time, enjoying my day to day wonders of living back in Little Rock.

Victoria, with mom

I realized that I never blogged about my splendid trip this past Spring with my mom! My mom visited me while I was living in Vancouver. We traveled to the the Island of Victoria for a lovely vacation, just mom and I.

This is actually in Stanley Park, one of her first outings once she arrived in Vancouver.

Burtha Naude showed my mom around town! Or, at least the parks in town ;)

Then off we went... on our way to Victoria!

We met a lovely local lady while on the Ferry and she offered to give us a ride to The Butchart Gardens.

We finally arrive in paradise!

We walked in the garden for HOURS.... it was the most beautiful landscape I have ever been in. Then we took the buss in to town, walked a few blocks, found our hostel, and crashed!

This was the peaceful sunset view from our window.

Crazay fun place

Our cozy little room! It was just perfect for the two of us. There wasn't much room for anything else though- which was really great in the long run because it inspired us to be out-n-about! We walked ALL over the town.

This was our favorite little cafe that was open breakfast, lunch and dinner. We ate the majority of our meals here because it was SO DARN GOOOOOD!!!

Whale watching for the day. It was soooo neat to be out on the boat, close to the whales.

Chalk art on the side walks

zip line baby!

heck yeah, GO MOM!

The majestic Empress Hotel

I treasure the adventures I had on that trip with my mom. She's so cool. 

this is a link to a nice song that I was playing while I downloaded the pictures, enjoy:)