Thursday, October 4, 2012

Creativity, growth, and a little political gem at the end :)

One of the many crafts I made for Halloween this year. I used striped fabric, cut strips and sewed together to make the chevron look. I love it! And incase you can't tell it's a table runner. And doesn't it look fantastic with a pumpkin ontop?! It's exactly what I envisioned when I decided to make it. 

I'm so surprised cause I really have never had so many Halloween decorations before, and I am LOVING it! They are so fun! It just makes sitting around a bit more enjoyable cause I'm surrounded by fun things...that I CREATED! I love it.

I've decided something important. And I think I have probably realized this before in my life, but I just relearned it. I need to be creating in order to be happy. It's just like Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf says, 

“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.  No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.  We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty.”

So perfect. But really, I think if I'm not creating, I'm not too happy. Whether it's decorating, sewing, crafting, organizing, baking, blogging, really anything...its exactly what he said, "We have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before". 

I kind of think it goes hand in hand with growth. We are constantly moving in our lives whether it be in a downward slope, or an upwards slope. So I truly believe that we are either growing or getting worse. So anyway...I am trying to grow more! It's hard, but worth it I think. 

Well, this weekend will be a good one! The General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! I'm so excited! I will grow a lot this weekend :) At least I'll be motivated to. 

PS. I watched the debate and I have to say, as someone who does taxes for a living...Romney's tax plan sounds a whole lot more logical than Obama's. I don't know much about certain political agendas...but I know this much...Romney clearly knows economics, and Obama doesn't. Romney's plan allows businesses some breathing room to hire more people, causing more people to be paying taxes, causing more people to make money and spend money, causing businesses to grow, causing the economy to grow...Obama's plan will suffocate the business owner causing them to lay off workers because they will no longer be able to afford to keep them since that money is now going to taxes. Taxes which then go to food stamps and welfare, to the people who got laid off because of the tax hike. All of this destroying the economy. Which confirmed for me that I am so so soooo TEAM MITT! Another thing that confirmed it was...Obama was kinda pretending he was running for the first time, making promises as if he hasn't been in office 4 years to do anything. Mitt has a solid record of success, whereas the only record I see of Obama is suckville America. By the way, my insurance just went up $20 a MONTH. Which sucks.

And incase anyone is wondering what these guys would look like if they switched hair, this would be it. 

Whoever made this is a genius. (it wasn't me- I just saw it online, have no idea where it came from)

PS- I have another post below with a pilgrim apron I made!


Kayleen said...

okay... I am so glad you explained that tax deal. I feel like an idiot for not totally understanding which one is better, but what you just explained makes sense in cooperation with what I heard in the debate and I agree with you.

I have a lot more Halloween decor this year too since I bought things on sale post Halloween last year, but there is nothing like making something and looking around your house seeing it displayed. One day I will be as crafty as you!

The Congers said...

Sorry at the end of my days my brain is a little fried so I can't think of anything to add to your comments but I do agree with you about the creating and politics. And cute apron!

Ainsley said...

I love Mitt. He did so awesome last night.

Grandma, Nonnie said...

You are so right about the tax thing and the regular news media tried to spin it like O. did and say they can't figure out and that the math doesn't work. Alas they are such idiots and even I get it with my slow brain. It makes perfect sense. Love the apron and it looks like such fun. Hugs and Kisses

Megan and Greg said...

Ok that pic is HILARIOUS. Obama looks Mexican! And Romney just reminds me of Eminem. We only made it through half the debate last night on youtube, we'll finish it tonight. Man, Romney rocked Obama. It's pretty ridiculous. I like your table runner. And I LOVE your pilgrim apron.

Lizzie said...

i LOVED the debate. wow. megs comments about mexican and eminem crack me up. she's right too. amen to your politics. and creating....makes me think. love you

Kristi M. said...

I love fall decor! I've always had the most of it because it happens to be my favorite season. I love that you can leave fall stuff up for 2 months and not a short one month like most other holidays. Sprinkle a few halloween things in and you have a winner. After the debate, I realized that Obama is a horrible speaker! He seriously can not speak without a teleprompter and a written speech in front of him. Romney is a pretty smooth speaker.