Sarah + Tim

a canadian, american and calico living in perfect harmony

Joseph Smith The Prophet April 29, 2008

Joseph Smith the Prophet

This Saturday night, our friend Collette was performing “Joseph Smith The Prophet” at the Tabernacle on Temple Square. While we went to support her, Tim and I were astounded at the caliber of music we heard. Similar to Music and the Spoken Word, produced by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir each Sunday morning, Joseph Smith The Prophet consisted of orchestration, narration, soloists with a powerful choir to back them up. The Spirit was felt in abundance and I was in tears for the first half of the performance.

We later learned that this musical masterpiece was composed and conducted by young Rob Gardner who, with little formal musical training, possessed a tremendous testimony to share of the Prophet Joseph.

Spire Music

Early this morning I looked online for the CD and found Spire Music, a non-profit organization co-founded by Gardner with this vision: “…Music has an unparalleled ability to teach, uplift, edify and inspire. Our hope is to discover gifted individuals: composers, vocalists, instrumentalists, arrangers, lyricists, etc., and to give them the opportunity to use their talents to write and give voice to new, superior music of a sacred or inspiring nature. To paraphrase Spencer W. Kimball, our mission is to “strive for perfection—the best and greatest—and never [be] satisfied with mediocrity,” seeking out those “[who will] give life and feeling and true perspective to a subject so worthy.”

This performance redirected my focus and reminded me of the music within that I yearn to share and the responsibility that is mine. A heartfelt thank you to all the musicians who shared their music with us. It has been years since I have felt music bring the Spirit so powerfully.

Truly we were inspired.

Spire Music –


behind the scenes April 25, 2008

Here are some fun pictures from our adventures behind the scenes at Good Things Utah. Kudos to Ana, Coz and Adrienne for the photos!


real deals! April 22, 2008

We had a great time on Good Things Utah today! In case you missed the show, click here to watch it!

As the featured Real Deals segment, you can get a $30 Gift Certificate from blue bijou for a whopping $15! What a great deal! For more details, visit the Real Deals website. These can be redeemed on for any blue bijou jewelry, including the dynamiss and bridal collection! These gift certificates will make a great gift for Mothers’ Day!

Here are the pieces featured on the Real Deals segment of Good Things Utah!

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Plus a special thanks to Amanda of Black Door Floral for the beautiful bouquet she provided!

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Sarah and Blue Bijou on Good Things Utah April 19, 2008

There’s a reason I have been AWOL from blogging recently. This Monday, April 21st at 10am, blue bijou is going to be featured on Good Things Utah! We’ve been running around getting things in order for Monday – models, wardrobes, gift certificates, website, promo, getting my hair cut, product made, etc. We’re stoked!

Check out this awesome gift certificates we had made by Think Box Designs – didn’t they do a great job?

blue bijou on good things utah

blue bijou on good things utah

Aren’t they awesome? These are the gift certificates that will be available for sale on the Real Deals website on Monday for $15, complete with coupon code. Even though the showing will be on ABC4 in Utah, these coupons can be purchased from anywhere and are redeemable at!

We’ll be showcasing blue bijou jewelry on four different looks – casual, dressy, formal and bridal. Tune in and be inspired! In case you miss it, there will be a link to see Sarah and Blue Bijou on Good Things Utah. Wish me luck 🙂

Note – Check out and for a sneak peek at how things went on set!


top 5 new tunes April 12, 2008

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It’s late but I can’t tear myself away from the computer and my new Enrique tunes. The oh so yummy Enrique Iglesias recently came out with a new album, Insomnia with new delicious tunes.

  1. new Enrique favorite – Stay Tonight.
  2. A new surprising favorite? Fergie’s Clumsy.
  3. Robyn, the Swedish R&B star’s You Can’t Handle Me
  4. Rihanna – Please Don’t Stop the Music
  5. Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

There are my top 5 new tunes.  Would love your recommendations to check out for new music!


Sarah, Networking Queen April 9, 2008

I have recently taken up a new hobby – networking.

Yesterday at lunch, I attended Toastmasters in American Fork and was astonished at what a warm and welcoming atmosphere I found.  It’s a great arena to develop better communication skills, network and make new friends.  I met an acupuncturist with Lotus Spring Acupuncture and am excited to get back into holistic healing again.

Today I had breakfast with a motivated and talented group of individuals at BNI in American Fork.  BNI’s philosophy is the “giver’s gain” in which business attend and give referrals to people within the group.  There were a whopping 34 referrals that went around the table this morning – pretty impressive!  They’re a great group of folks and I look forward to getting to know them better.

A little shout out for one of my new BNI buddies – Justin Hackworth is a local photographer with a great eye – check it out!

That’s all for now!


Delicious Grilled Vegetable Panini Recipe April 8, 2008

Oh my gosh. We had the most unbelievable meal tonight!

California Veggie Grill Sandwich

While on Yahoo! today, I found this recipe for a California Grilled Veggie Sandwich. We decided it would be good and our expectations were WAY exceeded!


  1. 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  2. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  4. 1/8 cup olive oil
  5. 1 cup sliced red bell peppers
  6. 1 avocado, sliced (originally called for zucchini)
  7. 1 red onion, sliced
  8. 1 small yellow squash, sliced
  9. 2 (4-x6-inch) focaccia bread pieces, split horizontally
  10. 1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese (originally called for feta)
  1. In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise, minced garlic, and lemon juice. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat the grill for high heat.
  3. Brush vegetables with olive oil on each side. Brush grate with oil. Place bell peppers and zucchini closest to the middle of the grill, and set onion and squash pieces around them. Cook for about 3 minutes, turn, and cook for another 3 minutes. The peppers may take a bit longer. Remove from grill, and set aside.
  4. Spread some of the mayonnaise mixture on the cut sides of the bread, and sprinkle each one with feta cheese. Place on the grill cheese side up, and cover with lid for 2 to 3 minutes. This will warm the bread, and slightly melt the cheese. Watch carefully so the bottoms don’t burn. Remove from grill, and layer with the vegetables. Enjoy as open faced grilled sandwiches.

We deviated from the recipe and cooked the veggies on the stove in olive oil and then grilled it on our panini sandwich press. I am in heaven!