Thursday, April 19, 2012


I'm SO excited!

See these pictures?

Time for another old school photo shoot...

Starring me and James!


The theme? Old school glam!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter, Birthdays & Family

Was Sunday not one of the most beautiful days you've ever lived?

I wouldn't have minded if our bishop had decided to hold
church out on the grass for just one Sunday, I think.

After church, James and I set up a hammock and a blanket,
had a little picnic, read scriptures and napped outside.


I LOVE Spring weather. Thank you, Mother Nature!

For Easter Dinner, some of James' siblings came over for dinner
(out on the patio, of course)
and James and I made homemade pizzas.

Mmmmm, now THAT'S some pretty food!

Tomato Basil Pesto Pizza

BBQ Chicken & Red Onion Pizza

Chicken Alfredo & Avacado Pizza

Tomato, Basil & Olive Pizza

What can we say? We love pizza...
I've even almost got the dough throwing thing down.
You think I'm kidding, don't you?

I'm not.

Our sister-in-law Emily made this gorgeous bundt cake for the
birthday celebration of our niece & nephew and James' sister Ruth.

Pretty, huh? Plus, it was delicious.

Oh, and we dipped some strawberries.
They weren't amazingly gorgeous, but hey, it's fruit dipped in chocolate.
Who cares what it looks like?

VoilĂ ! I just think it's SO pretty.
(Maybe it's just the natural lighting,
I don't get out of the basement much)

And here we are!

Look at our cute family :)

Hope you enjoyed the beautiful Easter holiday!

Here is my favorite Easter video:

I know He lives.
And that means everything to me.

Ah. I love life!
Keep finding beautiful reasons to be happy, lovely blog friends!

He + She + Pizza = Love

It was here,

in THIS very restaurant,

that James and I enjoyed our first date.

A waiter strummed a mandolin and gently serenaded our
first glances across a large steamy margherita pizza.

I twirled my hair flirtatiously as James regaled me with stories 
of his mission to Italy and his love for dance.


Ok, ok...maybe there wasn't a serenade...

...and, ok, maybe I wasn't as charming
as the main chick in your average chick-flick.

Though, I dare to say that I had at least a small inkling that
the young man smiling across the table at me had some seriously
impressive markings on my "future someone" checklist.

Yes, I dare say even a small fire was sparked that evening.


Thus, in celebration of our, now, well-kindled flame,
James and I went back to Arella Pizzaria
in celebration of 1 year of dates and happiness and pizza.

Aw, look at 'im.
Still as charming as ever.

Hooray for love & pizza!

Here's to another year of love and dates and serenades and fireworks.

I love you, Jamesy!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Graphic Design

Hey, did you know that I'm a graphic designer?

Oh cool.

Just checking.

Click the "Design" ribbon on the left to view my portfolio...

And, hey, if you like my stuff,
Feel free to contact me @

lindsaykaydesign {at} gmail {dot} com



Friday, April 6, 2012

Come what may...

Hello, dear friends.

Thank heavens for Good Friday
and, WAHOO, a 4-day weekend!

How have y'all been?
I have to admit, for me, these past two weeks have been less than enjoyable.
Work's been a little nuts...but, ya know...whatever. Nuts happens.

Thank heavens for our fabulous General Conference,
in all it's shining spiritual beacon-ness.

Last night I needed a breather, so I went to the templebecause,
I don't know if you noticed, but something magical happens there...



all the beautiful things in my life seem to say,
"Hi, remember me?"

I do remember them.
And, wow, there are a lot of them (beautiful things, that is).

I'm grateful for the reminder.

After I got home, I decided to go to one of my
very favorite places on the interweb and I found this talk:

"Come What May & Love It"
by, one of my favorite men ever, Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

I cried. I smiled.
I remembered how blessed I am.

"Come what may"...Ok.
"...& Love it" Hmmm.

Easier said than done? Maybe.
But when you take a moment to realize that a perfectly loving
Father in Heaven is meticulously orchestrating a perfect scenario
just for you, well makes it much easier to "love it".

We just gotta do our best and ask for His help.
Is that so hard?
Notice I didn't say do "her best" or "his best".
All you have to worry about is what YOU can do.


I think I can handle that.
Not by myself,
but, thankfully, we are never alone.

That is beautiful.
Life is beautiful.

No matter what's up next,
I have a good feeling that if I pay attention to the beauty of it,
it'll be pretty easy to love!

So, come what may...
You heard me.
Bring it on!

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