"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

Monday, January 7, 2013

New blog + shop!

This past january i started a brand new blog! 

It has themes, goals, plans, and i looooove it so much already! 
If you haven't checked it out, you should. Especially since that is where I'll be posting from now on. ;)
you can find my blog at www.greentreesredroses.blogspot.com and the shop at www.greentreesredroses.storenvy.com

Today I am so so so so very excited to announce the official launch of our little store!

 Positive apparel for everyone - helping each of us promote love, kindness, and good vibes everywhere we go!

This shop was created for many reasons.
I want to share my 365 projects in a big way,
I need an extra income to accomplish my {biggest dream ever},
I love seeing something I've helped create, on people I don't even know,
and I love seeing how happy it can make people!

We sell positive apparel that speaks out loud about our 365 Projects.
This year our focus is simple, but powerful.
It's GOOD to be NICE.

Everything you find in our shop is made to inspire you and everyone around you.
Inspire you to be a voice for the common good,
to make a difference everywhere you can.
to be.. well, nice!

Pre-order now and recieve your stuff very first - all orders go out no later than Febuary 1st!
Bonus - this stuff is awesome!
Second, even cooler bonus? We're doing a MAJOR give-a-way to help us celebrate this specail day!
Winner will recieve a FREE item of THEIR choice.
but wait.. it gets better..
There will be THREE winners! Extra chances to win, baby! 
{Be sure to check out the rest of our items in the store - these are just sneak peeks!}


How to enter:
1 - you must be a follower of this blog (it's easy!)
2 - you must like our facebook page 
3- you must leave a comment on this post with your name and how many entries you get

Options to get extra entries: 
1 - follow me on instagram - and repost the picture of our positive apparel (be sure to tag me! - link on the sidebar )
2 - share a link to our blog on facebook
3 - share a link to our store on facebook

That's a total of four entries! 
remember you must come back here to leave a comment telling each entry you participated in - Thank you!
Give-a-way ends 1/14/13

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

how true

I saw this on my good friend Berkleys blog today.

It is so true.

I love the fact that I do know that Heavenly Father knows who I am.


especially when i forget.


Also, I have learned recently that I certianly need Heavenly Fathers, and Christs daily awareness in my life, in order to be who I want to be.

I know they are aware of me, I just have to be actively seeking them.

truth be told. :)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Something to be proud of

In Montgomery Gentry Fashion, a list of things I am proud of:

  • I have not only been out of the country, but have lived out of the country. twice.
  •  I have visited over 5 continents.
  •  I put together a benefit for the greater good.
  • I'm in the works of planning my own majour caroling fiasco
  •  I have payed in cash for every car I've owned. Crappy doesn't matter now baby.
  •  my relationship has lasted a splendid 10 months, through super thick and extremely thin.
  •  a few of my high school dreams came true. ahem* senior ball.
  •  I currently am working 2 jobs that aren't in food, and that I truly enjoy and learn a lot from.
  •  I have a relationship with all of my family members.
  • I did do the college thing. if even but a day, i did it.
  • I'm still best friends with my High School best friends. For life, i kid you not.

Sometimes it feels good to take a step back and realize that even though you aren't in a place in life you would have visualized yourself..

You are still good.


Sunday, October 7, 2012


i kinda like this.

i really like the end.

and i can not believe how much she looks like her father.

ps. i'd wear that shirt.

& hair do.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Breakfast at Tiffany's

You know what's wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You're chicken, you've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say, "Okay, life's a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness." You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.

growing up

I'm not rather sure why I choose tonight to let you in,
but nonetheless, here's a peak into my personal life.

To say the last couple of months have been a breeze or a dream come true, would be a lie. A lie that might actually get me to laugh a little bit, it's so outragious.

No, in fact, the past couple of months in my history have been


and I'm sure many more inapporiate words.

In the past couple of months, my boyfriends son was born.

He is a darling baby. Supposedly very happy and peaceful. I'm sure the kind of baby we all hope to be blessed with. His name is Paden.

In the past couple of months, I've recieved two new jobs.
Jobs I love and adore, and am so grateful for. But their demands can be a little daunting.

In the past couple of months, I have found myself in hidden debt that even the thought of it tends to make me want to drive off a cliff.

In the past couple of months, I've lost some sight into what always seemed to be a steady flow in my life. The Gospel, the Spirit.

In the past couple of months, I have had to deal with the most out rageous hormones I have ever dealt with. Seriously, I don't think i have ever been this high and low.. and that's saying something.

In the past couple of months, I have had thoughts and feelings that are almost over bearing. Ones I am not used to having. Ones that I feel are eating my spirit alive.

In the past couple of months, I have lost a large amount of contact with my very best friend in the entire existance of humanity.

In the past couple of months, a lot has happened.

Strangly, though my little world has crashed around me, there is still positive light. I think that no matter how bad life gets, there will always be those rays of hope. And I know I am loved enough, and fortunate enough, that God will never leave me completely in the dark. I don't know why, but he hasn't left me yet.

Often times I look at my life and wonder why I couldn't have just made it easier on myself and others. Why couldn't I make obvious choices that would propell me into the perfection our specific society desires to see in young women? Why couldn't I be happy with the demands of a normal life? To my dismay, I don't have an answer to this question. It isn't because i search out the difficult. And it isn't because I am trying to "say something", and it certainly isn't because i thought life "on the edge" would be fun..

No, there is simply no answer.

In fact, this seems to be my reoccuring theme. No answer. Surely all those who have passed through their twenties have felt this way before.. questioning every part of who they are, and where they are, and who the people around them are...

I guess I just can't seem to find the air hole of space, others around me seem to be dancing in.

I want to be on my own. I want to make my own decisions, and do exactly what i want to do, without being scared. I want to accomplish the things I have dreamed of accomplishing, and I want to be myself. entirely.

I guess in a way, I do want to grow up.
and in other ways, I don't.

But mostly, I want a place in my life where I can talk freely about how I feel, and what is going on.

I've elminated every outlet, and it seems to be slowely eliminating me.

I guess what I'm really trying to say is, life is hard.
and I am having a really really difficult time.
and I don't know what to do.
but i want the space and time to figure it out on my own.
and i am grateful for the goodness i still see everyday.
despite it all.

and i need to stop being afraid of you.

personal profoundness

sometimes when i get husseling and busseling about in a day,
and i forget to make time for anything,
and my moods are more then likely on the negative side,

a moment comes to my mind.

I was walking past the super market in China. I was alone, and enjoying my leisurely walk amongst the people of my city.

it wasn't anything spectacular. & it wasn't anything worth remembering.

but i'll never forget it.

this moment where I said to myself,

"You know, I am happy."

I have so very few moments like that. I don't know exactly why. Perhaps it's my deep self loathing, or my attitude towards anything "regular" life may offer. Perhaps it's from living within the walls of my own head for far too long...who truly knows.

but because of this inability to remain happy, moments like this i treasure deeply.

personal profoundness.

I wish I had more of these. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012


To all my dear friends {and family} who love to sing, who love the Christmas spirit, and who want to get a little bit more involved this season, listen up!

Remember when I used to schedule a caroling day around STG for the day? We'd sing at the visitors center, the hospital, the homeless shelter, and more? 

We'll we are upping the game this year. I'd like to put together a {non-rehearsing} caroling choir {called THEreason} to perform not just in rest homes and around STG, but also a day in Vegas, and SLC. 

{un} Fortunately I no longer am a resident of Facebook. I've kicked that habit {and insta} in it's rear and considered myself free. However, this new glorious freedom has its draw backs, and that would be lack of contact with lots of people. {like everyone.} 

SO! This is where I need the help of those of you who still do read my blog, and who would like to {or know someone} be a part of this great new {but treasured} experience this season. 

If all goes well this season, I hope to continue THEreason for many Christmas' to come. But for our first year, no auditions, no practices. Here's how it's gonna work. 

I need to fill a sheet of people willing and able to come to each {or few} Caroling performances. Once we have a fair group, I'll copy and MAIL {like actual stamp and address type stuff} our plethora of INCREDIBLE Christmas sheet music. {all thanks to MR.R} 

YOU will be responsible for learning your own parts. {It'll be easy. and you'll puck up quickly as we begin to sing together.} {trust me.} 

Our Performances will start the very FIRST Sunday after Thanksgiving. Each Sunday from then on, we will sing at a rest home in STG, {this could be considered our practice.} 

Then as the December month moves along, as will our performances. 

If you can't attend all of them, that's okay. Come to as many as one, if you can. This experience is as much for you as it is for your listeners. 

Anyway, now is the time to put my list together. If you are interested, {or know someone who is} email, or call, or text me. And I will fill you in on the rest. 

If you have any ideas of places to sing in any of our designated locations, please share. 

I look forward to the contact 
And the season!! 

my cell: 435-879-9658 
my email: kirisaystry@hotmail.com.

ps. we don't discriminate against age. ;)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

you're welcome.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

so much

so much hidden. 
so many desires. 
so much change. 
so many long days.