You know you're lazy when...

You sleep on your couch because you are too out of it to go downstairs to your bed. 
Yes, I did wake up with back pain. 
If you or someone you love is dealing with back pain, may I highly recommend sleeping on your back. It is oh so hard to get used to, but I promise it is worth it. When I lived with my Japanese room-mate she always slept on her back and convinced me to as well and let me tell ya- the best night's sleep I have ever had. If you put a bag of rice on your head it also helps because then you know if you move, the rice will fall. Try it. Change your life. 

In other news, remember Taylor Swift?
When she first came out with that Tim McGraw song I wasn't a big fan because I felt like she was piggy-backing on Tim' fame or something. But little Lizbert got her new album for Christmas and I am just loving it. I even read her album intro and I was oh so close to having a tear.

She is quite deep. Her album is called "speak now" referencing in wedding ceremonies when they say "speak now or forever hold your peace." And each song is a different story in her life when she wanted to speak but she didn't or times she wished she had, or things she wished that people had spoken to her. I love that she writes all her own songs.

My new goal: Start thinking about music the same way I think about art. I pretty much love all art when I know the background. When you read an artist statement next to their piece and it gives so much more meaning than just their image. So from now before I make a hasty judgement I am going to read someone's album intro and try to understand their artistic purpose. Maybe I will even call it my new year's resolution.


One foot of snow. Alleluia.

Well it's official, I like playing with the colors on my blog more than posting. But I do have excitingish news. I made a website. It took a long time, and I probably would never have done it if I hadn't had taken a web design class this semester. So even though it is not perfect and depending on which browser you use, it may not come up at all. I have a new respect for the experts of HTML, CSS, PHP, and Javascript goodness. To you who do those things for a living, here is a cyber salute! If you want to check it out, here it be: rebeccamade.com. There is also a little widge widget on the side for your button clicking pleasure.

Oh look, Paula Scher's Swatch poster.

Hopefully you skiers can get some fresh powder today. May your days be merry and bright!



our lovely apartment (Lauren Merkley's photo)

I so much love my roommates. Life is good when you have an awesome environment to come home to everyday. People that agree with you that we should recycle, and keep our apartment clean and have it smell nice and have clean carpet. We put up decorations and even Christmas lights lining the inside. I love living with them.

So, my roommate Sarah had a great idea for our ward Christmas party. We had to bring white elephant gifts so we decided to get some crazy frames from DI and put our own pictures in them. I thought it would be good to do our photos with a lovely soft focus and zoomed in on some big curls so we looked like the Olan Mills days. We did, it was great. Here they are.





brought to you by the letter "v"

Just realized something way important. Whenever I am in a weird mood, I resort back to my mother's idea of funny. She starts pretending like every word she says starts with the letter "v" and I totally do it. I was just singing the song "I got that joy joy joy joy down in my heart... WHERE?" and then I noticed that my roommates were tired of asking "where."

So I started walking slowly to my computer and said
I vuess I vill start vorking on my vebsite.

Thanks Denise. And Jessica Hische for the dropcap.