Wednesday, March 2, 2011


"When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story." -Barney Stinson

 I am not sure if any of you watch the television comedy, 'How I Met Your Mother' or not but if you don't, you should because it is beyond hilarious. I don't believe they are making any more seasons, but I do know that you can watch ALL the the reruns on CBS, Channel 5 in the evenings and it's the perfect show to watch when you get home from work and wanna put your footsies up. It's funny, I promise!


This silly show has this "awesomeness" poster that hangs in one of the characters offices

.... See Below....

Yeah..this one! Shaynold and I always joke about his "awesomeness" and it's so appropriate since the poster has a jet on it, RIGHT???

So a little while ago I made him some of his very own motivational posters that are full of their very own awesomeness.

I definitely had a lot of fun making them and I'm excited to get back into creating fun artsy things like painting and whatever else I can get my little hands on, because I'm just a nerd like that. Shayne makes fun of me for it, but it's okay because it makes me happy and secretly he likes my nerdiness, I know it.

It's the simple pleasures such as this that make me remember who I am and why we should not ever forget the things we enjoy doing or that which make us full of happiness.

So with that being said......

What do you enjoy doing? What are your hobbies? And I'm not going to except, "I don't have any" because deep down there is something, simple as that. hahahaha

My <3 is full when I:
  • Read
  • Blog & Journal
  • Create fun crafty projects
  • Paint
  • Decorate aka "Nesting"
  • Chat with Friends near and far
  • Hang out with Shaynold
  • Spend time with my AWESOME family
  • Bake
It's that snazzy?!! Yep, I'm REPRESSSEENTIN' ME, YO!

Happy HUMP Day...woohoo!!


Tara Ashley

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Today I was looking through some old pictures and while I began to feel a little nostalgic, I remembered my trip I took to Utah and my wonderful visit to the Salt Lake Temple and the beauty and spirit that surrounds it.

It made me realize how much I love my church and how blessed we are to have the guidance and wisdom of our priesthood and the amazingly strong, beautiful women that make up the relief society across the world.


What does that word mean to you??

To me it means that families can be sealed together forever, that the love you share never has to be broken and that it doesn't have to end after life here on Earth.
"....Eternal life in the kingdom of our Father is your goal, and self-discipline will surely be required if you are to achieve it.” Thomas S. Monson

Sometimes the struggles we face to achieve this end goal can be a little overwheleming and to remain on  the straight and narrow path is not exactly a cake walk either, but that's what makes everything so worth it, because we learn from every mistake, including the small ones. We are all here in this together and with the support of those around you and strong determination we will all get there someday and Heavenly Father is going to be so very proud of all that we have accomplished.

“Under the plan of heaven, the husband and the wife walk side by side as companions, neither one ahead of the other, but a daughter of God and a son of God walking side by side. Let your families be families of love and peace and happiness. Gather your children around you and have your family home evenings, teach your children the ways of the Lord, read to them from the scriptures, and let them come to know the great truths of the eternal gospel as set forth in these words of the Almighty.” Gordon B Hinckley

I  would love to have the opportunity to be sealed to my future husband for all eternity and have the comfort of knowing he will always be by my side forever & always!! And that our children will always be apart of us. I do hope deep down that this could one day be a possibilty. <3 *Fingerscrossed*

I do believe it's time to plan another trip to Utah very soon, possibly even for General confrence next month. Great idea?


Tara Ashley