Breast Cancer

In case you didn't know, October is breast cancer awareness month.

A few years ago I ran in the Race for the Cure up in Salt Lake.
My friend Amber got me into it since we had volunteered for a school project the year before.

I loved that it was for a good cause.

There was a lovely lady named Kari Mason that I had the privileged of knowing. She had a tough trial of fighting cancer, but through it she was able to still have a miracle baby.

After Ellie was born, only a few short years later Kari was taken by the cancer.

I ran that race for the cure for her.

I was in completely shock when I found out that my grandma had breast cancer.

I went completely numb.

Luckily, they had it quick enough that with surgery and then some radiation they were able to take care of it.

But still, its the scariest moment to find out someone you love has cancer.

No matter how minor or major it might be.

I love my grandma more than anything. I've always been able to talk to her and she's always been there for me.

With everything she's been through, I couldn't believe that I was hearing she had cancer.

She is lucky enough to still have her life and be cancer free.

I couldn't be more thankful for that.

So I tell you this so that you can support breast cancer awareness month this October.
[And really any time of the year.]

Donate to a charity. Go buy some earrings from Payless Shoes. Do something.
And hope that you or someone you love doesn't have to go through the trial of having breast cancer.

Dear Robert

It was your birthday this week.

You're an old man.

But I still love you.
[I think..]

Anyways, I wanted the whole world to know how much I love you.

And I would yell it off the roof, but someone might call the police...

So I'll share it will the whole internet world. Close enough, right? [right.]

I love your sense of humor. You can always make me laugh.
[Number one joke for when I'm sad (or crying, or both): What is black, white, and red.. and goes on the ceiling?..... WHAT?! ............. nothing.] it gets me every time.

Your confidence. You could rule the world and probably not even second guess yourself.

Your ability to still make me feel twitter-pated.

Your smile.. its the best one in the whole world.

I love how caring you are. You will put up a tough front, but are always there for people when they needed and are really a softy at heart.

I love how you warm up my toes when we watch a movie. Your bum is just the perfect place for them!

I love spending every minute with you. I could never see anyone else ever and be okay with it. But let's not go to that extreme quite yet.

My favorite is dreaming of you and then waking up on the couch and there you are, even better than you were in my dreams.

Your sense of family is something I've always been envious of. I wasn't super close with my sisters growing up, since we were always fighting. Its been a whole new world with your family.

I love that you include me in your family and make sure they treat me as your family.

You will always fight for me, even if I'm wrong.

The list goes on and on but I'm quite tired.

I'll have to keep adding to it tomorrow.

Sweet dreams babe.

Happy late birthday!!

Love, Bryl


Once upon a time, in March, I made a few lanyards. I don't think I ever actually made a post about it.

They were super cute though.

My mom's sewing machine was the only one I had to use, so I used it.
Too bad the tension was all off and they're falling apart now.

So it was time to make new ones.

These ones were all one fabric but they're definitely sturdier.

Now I can rotate for every day of the week and coordinate with my outfits at work!

Quilt 3

I made this quilt a long long time ago. Not too long, probably a few months.

All my other quilts when I was nearing the end I was done with it. I didn't like them anymore and couldn't wait to start my next one.

I don't feel that way at all with this one. I love it and am completely satisfied with it

This is actually my favorite part of the quilt. I hand embroidered "Love Always".

My inspiration for the quilt was a smaller version made for a baby. The embroidered the baby's name. I didn't want to put my name so instead I used this phrase.

I was lucky enough to find the squares pre-cut and for sale in a set. They were larger than I originally planned at 12x12, but I love the end result!