Thursday, July 19, 2012


Where to start?
"Lets start at the very beginning..." (name that movie!)
My family and I have relocated from Utah all the way to.......
wait for it....
Not too big of a leap from Utah, I know. But we are just grateful to have a good job right out of college.
We got her in January, and moved into our house in February. 
We live on such a fun street. 
We have such fun neighbors.
We love our ward.
We have a POOL!
A park in walking distant 
 (if we are ever outside, Kalei will lead the way)
 We are one mile from shopping, food, a movie theater, the freeway.
I love our house!
Did I mention that I love our house?

I feel so blessed and excited about life.
Dane is working in finance and loving it.
Kalei is becoming a little person with such a warm personality.
And I am finally feeling settled enough to start on some projects!

I can't wait to share them with you!
I also have some exciting news...
I got a job as a food designer and photographer. 
I am not sure what my official job title is but I can't wait to dive in. 
I get to make yummy recipes and take pictures of them.
I am a little nervous, but mostly excited.
You will have to come by and visit me at!

I will probably be a little busy in the next week, I need to hurry and get some meals made and pictures taken but I am working on a dress I am super excited about and can't wait to share with you!

See you around.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Give Thanks

Well my day didn't go as planned.
I woke up with the stomach bug.
It took me back to my pregnant days. plah!

As promised here is my "give thanks" banner.
I love how it turned out and smile every time I see it.

I used left over fabric from my mother-in-laws scraps, freezer paper, and black fabric paint.
Then I used some tan scraps from when I fixed my thrifted pencil skirt and made a cute ruffle.

I am so excited for thanksgiving this year.
My family is meeting up in St. George and I can't wait!

What are you doing for thanksgiving this year?

And about my thrift finds.
They will come.
As soon as I have the energy to get out of my sweats and can find someone who isn't bedridden to take them.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sick Day

My daughter was sick today.
And will probably be sick tomorrow.
And my husband comes home tonight...sick.

Is it weird that I am a tad excited to play mom to my sweet little sick family?
I know I get to play mom everyday, but tending to my sick baby and hubby make it seem so much more real.
I loved being sick as a child.
Laying on the couch watching my mom or dad come from the kitchen to check on me. Making me saimin (ramen noodles) and bringing me popsicles.

I can't wait to have another down day, with the wonderful addition of my husband.
Wish me luck on my sick day.

To come...My "give thanks" banner and thrift finds.

Hope you have healthy day.
See you around.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I love my daughters bedroom.
I keep adding more and more to it.
I can't help myself, it is so much fun to have pink everywhere!

I have been wanting to do this for so long and finally did it!
Hooray for me!
I originally wanted to use these fireflies to make a baby mobile.
But now my daughter is 14 months and I feel like a baby mobile might be a little late.
I hope I have a girl next so I can use these for a mobile.

All you need to recreate these are
old fashioned clothes pins
pink tissue paper
a hot glue gun.

Instructions: rip a rectangle 6 by 3 inches from the pink tissue paper, bunch in the middle and glue to the neck of the clothes pins.

You could also paint the clothes pins before applying the tissue paper.
I just preferred the natural wood contrast against the pink for my daughter room.

Hope you have a great day!
See you around.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I had so much fun getting dressed up this year!
Thanks to my wonderful hubby (who gave me the idea) we dressed up as
Jack and Jill and a pail of water.

The entire costume cost me $2!
A price that made the entire night so much more fun.

We had dinner in a pumpkin with family then went to a Halloween block party with more family.
I am so sad to think of moving away from all my family.
They make life so much for full and rich.

side note: I have the greatest husband ever!
I mean look at that sweet guy.
Willing to get dressed up and walk around with me.
I owe him big time.

What were you for Halloween?
Which is better - eating all your candy in one night?
eating one candy a day until you run out?

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Wreath

Halloween is just around the corner.
Are you getting excited?!
I am not a huge fan of Halloween, although I do enjoy the costumes and candy.
Just not a fan of the darkness or gore.

When I was little I would hide on my roof with my brothers and spook parents using sticks,
or hide in the car and pop out in the window with a mask.
The parents would get so freaked,
they never suspect leaning against the car waiting for their kids.

Well this year I decided to finally make a Halloween wreath and absolutely love it!

Made from cupcake liners and contact paper.
I used a hot glue gun for the cupcake liners and let the glue pull after each one to make it look like cobwebs.
then I cut out bats, glued them onto skewers, and stuck them into the wreath.
(This way I can reuse the white for other holidays.)

What are you going to be for Halloween this year?
My costume to come. Stay tuned.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

No Bake Brownie

These brownies are delicious.
They are super easy and taste amazing.
All natural, raw ingredients ready to eat in minutes.

1/2 c. walnuts
1/2 c. dates
2 T. cacoa
2 T. unsweetened coconut
1 T. agave

Combine and mix in a food processor.
Then press into a small pan and top with extra coconut.

side note: this recipe does not make much, for more double or triple the ingredients.

Hope to see you around.