anchored in light

anchored in light

A lifestyle blog about finding light in every avenue of life

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday Moments

Hello, Everyone! How are you enjoying your President's Day Weekend? I have thoroughly enjoyed my three day weekend so far. Keeps me dreaming about working from home so I can do this every day ;)

Monday was Galentine's day so naturally, I had to wear my best friend locket and send a picture to my best friend.

Then on Valentine's day, she surprised me by dropping by with two roses for my husband and I :)

For Valentine's day, we made heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast. 

Then after making dinner, we went to see La La Land. We chose this theater even though it was farther away from where we lived specifically for this rose. 

Saturday we went on an adventure to the Brigham City Temple. I'd only ever been to the open house before so I was excited to see it again. It's a beautiful little temple. We ended up doing initiatories even though we'd been planning to do sealings. Even though the wait was long (though apparently shorter than waiting for sealings), I loved that we got to wait in the bride room. 

The sweet Captain got me these notebooks and pen (and pregnancy test, no worries people, he just wanted free shipping). I've already dedicated the pink and gold one to a big project I'm working on! You'll be hearing more about it as the days go on. For now, just know that big changes are in the works!

After a cold and rainy morning, the weather turned surprisingly warm! The Captain loves Sunday walks so we took advantage of the nice weather. The views were beautiful. Even though I'm normally a fan of being as lazy as possible on Sunday, this was definitely worth it. 

To-dos/Goals for the week:
  • Write one thank you note/letter
  • Practice hand lettering
  • Type 20 pages of my story
  • Plan Visiting teaching for March
  • Finish reading "Daring Greatly" by BrenĂ© Brown
  • Plan a free date for this week
  • Prepare Primary Lesson for next Sunday
  • Make the Captain breakfast on Saturday
  • Pray morning and night
  • Reorganize the closet

Currently Reading:

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

Something to take away:

"Every Wall is a Door." 

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Monday Moments

Hey Everyone! Happy Monday! Or, Galentine's day :) I don't know how many of you know what that means. I only learned what it really was like... a month ago. Previously I went by my little sister's definition of it being the day where we eat a gallon of ice cream.
Really the conversation went something like this.
(Me) "Have you heard of 'Galentine's day'?" 
(Her) "Is that where you eat a gallon of ice cream?" 

Yeah, she's pretty great!

I went to my first blogger meet up in Provo. The Captain was kind enough to come along with me. It was actually really fun. I was glad that there were people there who were more outgoing than me because I probably wouldn't have really talked to anyone otherwise.

Finally put these snaps in my journal.

I got to have a free lunch with my little sister at Zupas. I really don't get to see her often enough and it was so much fun to catch up with her. 

For Galentine's I actually put on makeup, wore a red jacket, and my best friend locket. It seemed only appropriate.

To/Dos and Goals:

  • Type up more of my story
  • Make some Valentine's. At least one ;)
  • Finish reading The Shadow Queen
  • Plan a date. 
  • Practice Hand Lettering

Currently Reading:

The Shadow Queen By C.J. Redwine

Something to take away:

"Don't be afraid of being a beginner."
 -Unknown (or at least unknown to me)

Thanks for reading! I hope you have a great week! 

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday Moments

Apparently, this week has mostly contained a lot of hand-lettering. Which I'm actually pretty ok with. I haven't been going to the gym lately because I think my running shoes are getting too old. I'm starting to get afraid that I'll injure myself since one of my feet has been hurting me every time after I run.
Instead, I went on two walks this last week. 

I got into the dentist again, just before our insurance ran out. My mouth feels so much better now, unfortunately, it still isn't healed up or something because it still hurts me a bit!

Since our church is over at noon now I am enjoying all the extra time in the afternoons. Last Sunday I made this Thank you card for my in-laws for letting us come and spend Christmas with them. I really enjoyed playing around and designing the card and the envelope. 

I've been lettering love quotes from Authors this month. I had so much fun that I made it into a printable. I'll probably try and do another card for this Thursday so if you have a request, let me know!

This was the quote that I played with yesterday! I've also started doing some hand-lettering worksheets.

Currently Reading:

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Goals/ To Dos:

  • Make another Valentine's Card Printable
  • Plan a Valentine's Date
  • Practice Hand Lettering Every Day
  • Type up 7 pages of Sun Singers
  • Finish reading Lady Midnight
  • Make Valentines for my Visiting Teaching Sisters
  • Plan Lesson for Primary

Something to Take Away:

"New Beginnings are often disguised as painful endings."

-Lao Tzu

Thanks for reading! I hope that you're having a good week so far! 

What is your favorite love quote? What are your Valentine's traditions?

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Valentines Day | Free Printable

Hey, everyone! How is your week going? I always seem to forget that holidays are coming. I watch all the other people putting things out the day before. Then I sit there and think... oh yeah, I was going to do something for that. How did it sneak up so fast?

Not this year! I started playing around with this quote. We started watching Z: The Beginning of Everything. So I decided to try my hand at making a printable so you can make a card for the special someone in your life. 

Let me know if you try it! Also, since this was my first time making a printable, let me know if it doesn't work! :) Supposedly you just click the picture below to print it! 

What is your favorite love quote?

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Monday Moments

Happy Monday!

How is everyone doing? I'm still hanging in there. You'll all be happy to know I was able to get into the dentist. The bad news is that my tooth hasn't stopped hurting since it was fixed... Ironically it didn't hurt at all before it was fixed. 
Go figure...

We made Twice baked potatoes on Tuesday. We had them at the Captain's grandparent's house on Sunday and they were SO good that we had to try and make them ourselves! They weren't quite as delicious, but I'd say that they were pretty good for a first attempt!

We found a new sushi place!!! Ever since our last one was sold to a Mexican couple, we've been missing it. So when we went out on a double date on Friday and they picked Fat Fish I was feeling a little reluctant. 
For those of you who don't know me, I have a very small mouth. As in, I can't open my mouth very wide. I attribute my dislike of sandwiches, corn on the cob, and dentists to the fact that I can't open my mouth as wide as I need to for each of these things. 
So when I eat sushi it's kind of a disaster. There is no way for me to fit a whole roll in my mouth for one bite, so it ends up getting completely destroyed. I always worry that I'm offending the people who have taken the time to make the beautiful rolls that I'm eating. Then I realized that I was going to be letting the Captain's friends watch me destroy sushi.
BUT, their rolls were mostly small enough that I could fit them in my mouth! I know that sounds totally trivial but it was a huge selling point for me! Not to mention that all the rolls we tried were delicious. I highly recommend them.

The Captain and I went for a drive up the canyon for our date last week. It was so beautiful to see the snow covered trees. I'd definitely recommend this as a cheap date for anyone! Maybe take some hot chocolate along. We stopped just this once along the way to take pictures.

I made this petite watercolor wreath on Sunday. I love having church early so that we can spend so much time together in the afternoons. 

Currently reading:

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

To Dos/Goals:

  • Get my tooth fixed... again
  • Keep typing up what I currently have written for my novel
  • Plan a cheap date with the Captain
  • Send out some letters
  • Plan visiting teaching for the month
  • Decide what I'm going to Fast for on Sunday

Something to take away:

"You can't expect to succeed if you only put in work on the days you feel like it."

Thank you all for reading! I hope you have a great week!

What are your goals for February? What are you all planning to do for Valentine's day? I'm looking for ideas!

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday Moments | Hanging in there

Frankly, this last week has sucked. 

The Captain lost his job earlier this month and I was all, this is fine. This is cool. We'll be fine. 
Then last Friday I broke a filling or a tooth or something.
I've been anxious and worried about it ever since then.
Of course, it happened right after business hours were over on Friday night.
And of course, Dentists aren't generally open on the weekends.
So I told myself to calm down and everything would be ok, all I needed to do was to hang on till Monday.

Then I found out that my old dentist doesn't take my insurance that is only good for the rest of the month.
My dear husband found me an appointment... for Thursday.

So I'm hanging in there for a few more days.
I'm not so good at hanging in there.

I'm loving this journal. I've been pretty good at keeping up my journal this year. It may also be a fair bit of complaining about the year so far and convincing myself to look on the bright side.

I accidently dyed my paint brush rainbow colors while playing with my new paints. I'm pretty OK with it.

Currently Reading:

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George

Revel by Maurissa Guibord

To Do/Goals:

"Keep Moving Forward"
-Walt Disney

This is also your something to take away for the week

Thanks for reading! Good luck everyone.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday Moments

Well, this has already turned out to be a doozy of a year! We got back from Florida not much longer than a week ago and since then we've already had so many things happen. 
The main one being the Captain losing his job.
When he told me, I felt like I was having flashbacks to when we were getting married and he lost his job like a week before we got married.
This time we've both felt pretty good about it though. He wasn't really loving where he was working anyway and there have already been a few opportunities popping up. Fingers crossed that one of them pulls through! :)

I tried to get into a car that was identical to mine grocery shopping this week. Luckily I didn't set off any alarms or anything. 

I had some free time to mess around with my watercolors this week. I still feel so cool using tube watercolors... I also feel like I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing ha ha. I should probably look up a tutorial or something. 
On this day I was also thinking about how I used to be such a tidy person. Everything neatly put away (even if there was maybe more clutter than I should have had). These days it's more like this picture, things spilling out everywhere, messes like this one left out to come back to later. I kind of beautiful chaos.
I kind of love it.
I also kind of miss those days when I seemed to be able to put things away.

I have been gotten pretty good at journaling so far this year! I'm hoping to keep it up.  I got this journal from my sweet mother-in-law because she said she saw it and thought of me. I love those kinds of gifts! It was also funny because I later realized that this journal is produced by one of the hand-letterers that I follow on Instagram!

-Workout/run 5xs this week
-Write 5xs this week
-Plan a cheap stay at home date!
-Go to the Temple with the Captain
-Go grocery shopping/ find a way to eat healthy, and CHEAP
-Do something fun with my days off :)

Currently Read(ing):

Man's Search for Meaning By Viktor Fankl

Good! Not what I was expecting. Much more scientific than I thought, but still good.

Princess of the Silver Woods By Jessica Day George

So far so good!

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet By Jamie Ford

This book is really interesting and good so far! It's about a Chinese boy living in America during the second world war who befriends a Japanese girl. She's taken to an internment camp. It flips between this time and about 40 years later. I would recommend it so far.

Something to take away:

"You are not a drop in the ocean,
You are the entire ocean in a drop."


I hope you've had a good week! Thanks for reading! I'm so grateful for all of you, even if I don't know who all of you are! I'd love to know more about you, feel free to drop me a line in the comments!

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