Alina Lauren here and this is Prism Perfect! I like to think of it as the community waterhole where families congregate to refresh their minds and find new ideas to improve their home and family life. Each family is different and each home is unique, but our purpose is to find a way to make our different and unique homes happy and healthy.
- My favorite movie is Disney’s “Tangled”
- My favorite food is sushi.
- My favorite song is “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer
- My favorite restaurant is Red Robin.
- My favorite ice cream is Ben and Jerry’s “Cherry Garcia” yum yum!
So without further ado, a little about me…
I was born in the desert wasteland of Las Vegas, where I was destined for greatness. HA! Just kidding. However, I was the firstborn of my family in Henderson, basically Las Vegas, as an Aquarius in 1994. My parents described me as the happiest of babies with the shortest of tempers. I was blessed with two younger brothers, blonde as I was, but not quite as fun-sized!
In my younger years, I walked awfully pigeon-toed and would constantly trip over myself. My parents were instructed to sign me up for ballet lessons, and after a while, my dance and I could not be separated.
My parents insisted on signing me up for piano, and I hated it. After a few years of nagging my parents finally begged me to pick an instrument I would promise to practice. I calmly responded with “the harp.”
Thinking my rebellious spirit had won I assumed I’d never have to read sheet music again until a harp arrived at our door. I have since performed as a principal harpist for many an orchestra and won multiple competitions. (Not to mention I gained a new respect for piano and learned to play.)
I was homeschooled during my middle school years which allowed me to focus even more on my talents and give them the attention they deserved. I did RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) training and at one point was dancing over 14 hours a week. I rejoined the public school world for high school and after 2 years I was done. Off to college I went… well… stayed.
A few years later I got a degree in Dance Production and Management where I learned to costume dances, light stages, and be “mom” to the crew and right on cue that summer I met the man to whom I would say “I do.”
My Other Half
Sam… my true love. I don’t want to be too gushy, but I got lucky! Some little fun facts!
- Sam was born in France and moved to the U.S. when he was about 7 years old…
- He speaks French and English fluently (I wish he would speak French more often around me, I’m a sucker for the romance!)
- We met on a blind date set up by my cousin in the summer of 2015 and he took me rock climbing, only at this rock climbing joint they expect you to climb, and just not break your legs when you fall… no harness. He was testing me… I pulled through.
- We got married in February of 2016 during his last semester of his Undergraduate.
- We are heading off to BYU where my husband will begin his 3 year law school program (yikes! Law school spouse!)
- He’s basically the most good looking fella around, and I’m smitten.
This man and I have also been given one of the biggest blessings in the world… our little girl! Gwen. Becoming a parent is one of the most wonderful moments to experience. This little girl has changed me and Sam’s life for the better and we love watching her grow and learn. Her favorite words are “Ggggwen” and “Hi!” and she loves to listen to her mommy and daddy sing. Her favorite soundtrack is Disney’s Tarzan, and she kicks and kicks like there’s no tomorrow. She prefers sleeping on her stomach in froggy position, and is always smiling and playful.
Gwen is the only grandchild on either side of the family at the moment so she is spoiled, but in a healthy way! Everyone loves her, and she gets LOTS of attention. She’s quite the chatterbox and loves getting out of the house and going on adventures (something that her mom and dad appreciate very much!)
My Love Affair with the Arts (and how that led me to blogging.)
This was a dance choreographed and performed by me and my friend, Aaron Sampson back in college. Enjoy!
I love myself a good painting, dance, or musical number. I’ve always been drawn to the arts and all kinds of creative projects. I danced my whole childhood, learned to play multiple instruments, and went into design for my degree. Although I love the world of (especially) performing arts I knew that one day I would want a family and desire to be at home to serve my husband and my children and our home. My mother was the best example I had of being selfless and giving everything to your family. Knowing this I always wanted to be able to fall back on a job that I could accomplish at home that wouldn’t take away from the family.
Starting a website and a blog seemed like the next exciting step! I love designing printouts and webpages, and more than anything I want to make an impact and help those that take the time to read my ramblings and see what I have to offer. I believe that it is important as a wife and a mother (or husband and father) to feel like you have some control over your family’s happiness, and to feel like you know how to run your household to give your children the best experiences so that they can learn, work, and love.
So here I am, building resources to help you, and searching for ways to improve my lifestyle and give others a guide to succeeding in their own ways in their own environments.
So now what?
(This is coming soon as more content is added to the site!)
“Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.”
– Snow White –