Monday, April 30, 2012

I'm branching out.

Like my hot knee brace?! Yeah, me neither.
I had a gym membership at 24 Hour Fitness for a while, then switched to Gold's Gym, and then Cody and I decided that I would try to work out at home and outside instead of spending over $30 for a membership. So today, I'm going to run outside... it's going to be hard with my retarded ankles and knees, but I'll do my best! I'm kinda scared that I'll get somewhere and not be able to make it back because I'm completely dead.. Wish me luck!

On other, completely random out of the blue news, we're going to Wyoming this weekend! It's about an 8 hour drive, but we're going to see this cute family!

Cody's older brother Sean, his wife Melody and their baby Michael!
It's baby Mikey's birthday, and the rest of the family decided to take a trip out there, so we're joining! I'm kinda excited to just up and leave! (Hope it actually happens!)

My crafty goals for this week: 
`Make a book of all the wedding cards I got, inspired by this here website
`Figure out what to do in this window thing above my sink that looks into the laundry/fridge/junk room that I don't want to look at..

`Decorate my kitchen walls. BOY ARE THEY BORING!
`Maybe get some of my favorite quotes printed and put them in picture frames?
`Not sure if this counts, but try doing more creative things with my hair!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Finished Heart

The heart that I made the other day out of book pages is done! I didn't want it to just say "Lovely" like the picture I saw on Pinterest, but "I'll love you forever".. So, I made it say just that! 
The cursive lettering is not very straight or good looking, but I used this tutorial, and when I left them to dry, they popped up in weird ways.. And I halved the recipe, but next time I do it, or for future reference, maybe put a heavy object on top of the words when you're leaving it to dry? Probably a glass bowl or something that will be less likely to stick to the glue.

Cooking for two

IS SO HARD!! Especially since all of the recipes I have are from my mom who always cooked for an army. Last night I decided to make Chicken Parmesan, and I had this brilliant idea to only use two chicken breasts instead of the 4 it called for. I just put it in a smaller pan with half the spaghetti sauce and it worked out perfectly! This was one of the easier recipes to cut right in half, so that helped! And it was super delicious, and I'm really excited to do this with all of the recipes I have! Also, if you have any good recipes, I'm looking to expand my collection of them!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Crafts, crafts, CRAFTS!

I have been in such a crafty mood lately! I've been doing things to make our house "Our Home" lately, and I'm loving the way it's turning out! I took down the lovely orange curtains and replaced them with sheer white ones! They don't keep the sun out, or our privacy, but they're much better than orange!

New (Sorry for the crappy picture..)
Then I decided to give my mini Book Of Mormon a cute cover!

I just used Mod Podge and scrapbook paper!
I finally made this from pinterest! I'm planning on adding words, and I'll definitely post a picture whenever I get around to that!
I bought cute colorful pictures and put them on the sides, which I'll put a picture up later of those!

 And I already put this on facebook, but I made this from what I saw on pinterest too!
I wanted more than just white and yellow though, so I made it nice and colorful!

And hung it up in my kitchen!

Then I painted my frames back to black.. they were black to start with, we painted them white for the wedding but I didn't like that look with my house, so I just used Acrylic paints and made it look rustic looking!

Are now these!
Anyways, I'm just a busy busy bee! I haven't been so diligent in taking pictures for PL this week.. maybe they'll just be all craft pictures? We'll see. Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A clean kitchen.

I absolutely loved the fact that I came home from school today to see a clean kitchen! We don't have a dishwasher (well we do, but it's un-usable) so every day/night after all of our meals, there's a stack of dishes.. and sometimes a few days go past without them being cleaned.. Whoops! And when there's a pile at night, I leave them there because I'd rather spend time with Cody while he's home instead of wasting time on dishes! So I do them in the morning when I'm done with breakfast, or when I get home on the days that I have school. Well, THERE WEREN'T ANY DISHES IN THE SINK THIS MORNING! And then I remembered that we went to Costco last night for dinner! Who can pass up $1.50 polish dog plus a drink?!? So just over $3 for a meal & drinks for both Cody and myself?!? Heck yes! I didn't take pictures.. dangit.

Also, happy news: I had my last History class today!! The final is next Wednesday, and I need to get a good grade so I can pass the class (:

I talked to my counselor yesterday and got all registered for classes for summer and fall! I'm taking an online Intro to Meteorology class during the summer, and IT'S MY LAST GENERAL EDUCATION CLASS!!!!! I'm on the waitlist, and just since yesterday I've gone from number 11 to number 9! So cross your fingers that I can get it and get it done with! Then for the fall I'm enrolled in 5 Early Childhood classes, leaving 5 for Spring semester, AND THEN I'M DONE!!!!!!!!!

I can't believe it has come to this. I never thought I'd be able to see an end of the tunnel. Especially since it took me so long to figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up (I made that decision probably around Sept of last year...)


This website is seriously so cool! I've been slacking a little on my daily reading of the Book of Mormon, but I've just been so busy with cleaning the house, doing homework, going to the gym, blah blah blah. So yesterday as I was washing the dishes and cleaning the kitchen I got this brilliant idea to go to and LISTEN to the scriptures! So dang cool! So I went from not reading at all to getting to listen to 6 chapters!
I've never been one to know every story in the Book of Mormon, or who did what, so this year as I'm going through it, and more carefully paying attention so I can teach my primary class about it, I'm learning so much! And of course, every time I read it I get a little more from it, but it's just so amazing that we have these scriptures that we can read whenever we want and learn about things that happened in our church history in the past! Golly, I just love it! And it has a million other things that you can do on that website, I just can't even believe it.

Anyway, I'll quit my rambling. I've never been good at expressing my religious feelings. Just know that I love the Book of Mormon and I'm so glad I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (:

Have you read the scriptures yet today? GO GO GO(: !!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

One full week of pictures!

I finally did it! I took at least one picture everyday and made my PL page already (: And I'm actually really happy with the way this week turned out! ENJOY!

Monday, April 16, 2012


My favorite picture of us, on our honeymoon, first day of the cruise.
I'm missing my husband. He's just at work, and he'll be home around 5 or 6 tonight, but today is a lot harder to be away from him than normal.. and it started last night. Usually we watch a movie to fall asleep, cuddle for a while and then roll over when we're ready to actually sleep. But last night, I rolled over and had the biggest longing to be held in his arms. And of course he's amazing and let me fall asleep in his arms, fully embraced by him, and it was barely enough to keep me from crying. Why was I even about to cry? I don't know, but I missed him even when I was right next to him. And this morning he went to work, and I to school, and I hated it! I wish we lived in a world where we didn't have to go to work all day JUST to make money in order to live. It's so dumb! Luckily he loves his job, so it's a little easier for him, and I have a million house chores and other things to keep me busy, but it's just not enough sometimes. So I'm sitting in my bed, looking through all of our pictures together, & listening to my 3 most favorite songs ever on repeat. (Giving It Away - Mae; You - Switchfoot; Blind - Lifehouse)

On a happier note, I started my day off with a prayer (which is good cause I usually forget... :/) and I hit just about every green light, and the UVU shuttle bus was there waiting for me when I got to school and when I got out of class! No waiting at all!! Please go fast, day.. I need to be with my husband again.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Project Life Update

Easter Eggs!

As I mentioned before, Cody and I went over to his high school friend's house with a few other friends for FHE this week! It was super fun to hang out with them again, because we hardly ever see them, and they're three married couples!! Funny how excited you get about hanging out with more married people when you're married haha. Anyways, we decorated easter eggs! Cody and I were totally unprepared and ONLY brought eggs, which was okay because the other 3 couples went out and bought decorating kits! Aubree even let me borrow some cute stickers (As you will see)!

Without further ado, the eggs:

For some reason, my camera decided to make the colors different in the pictures than they actually were, so just picture the most vibrant, bright version of these colors (:

Thursday, April 12, 2012

50 Pushups

Picture from last summer, boating in Washington!
I went to the gym with my sister yesterday and she was showing me some good abs and hamstrings workouts! Then she told me that she's going to start doing 50 pushups throughout the day until she can do 50 in a row!! Why not join the bandwagon on that one? The pushups can be wimp-sauce girly ones on your knees, or not quite 90 degree elbows, but they need to be the best you can do. And, the part I like the most is that I can spread them out throughout the day. Kay and I did 30 at the gym, and then right before I went to bed, I did my last 20! But I'm planning on spreading them out a little more today.. my arms/chest muscles are sore already!!

Just you wait.. those arms that you see up above are going to be so beautiful in a little while!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New idea for P.L.!

Picture from hiking Angel's Landing in St. George, UT
I've come up with this idea for my Project Life book and I'm pretty excited about it!! I won't start it this week, because I'm taking (at least) a picture-a-day for this week and they're just random things that I'm doing or seeing.. But NEXT WEEK!!!! I'm going to still be taking a picture a day, but they're all going to be of my feet/shoes and where ever I happen to land them! It might turn out lame and boring, but it might not! Woo hoo for feet shots!

I'm going to be honest:

I did a freaking good job at my to-do list yesterday.. (It wasn't that difficult, but even a small list that's all crossed off is STILL a list crossed off :)

Summery jewelry that I got at an outside market last summer!
Wrote 40 thank you notes! Ran out of cards though, gotta go buy more
Had an amazing lazy night with hubby (: Played yahtzee and we BOTH got two yahtzees in one game! And we didn't even cheat!

 We even threw in a little FHE with some of Cody's high school friends and dyed some Easter eggs!! Who says you can't color eggs after Easter's over? Definitely not us. I'll have to take some pictures of those today (:

-Plan out dinner meals for a week (No more eating out last minute because I forgot, once again, to plan something) ((I may or may not be looking at pinterest hoping to find some good recipes))
-Go to Costco & pick up pictures!! Then make more pages in Project Life
-Clean out our fridge of old left overs.. yuck!
Plus a few other things that I have already forgotten.. Uh oh.

P.S. - Trina (Mother-in-law) sent this to my email, and I need to share.. I love my husband!!
We were playing with Play-Doh on easter and making all sorts of stuff.. this was a huge replica of his wedding ring (:

Monday, April 9, 2012


Picture taken with Mom's camera back in 2007!

-I am going to get off my butt and try to forget about the cramps that are deciding to take over my body today.
-Get presentable looking.. ish..
-Put on my summery jewelry that automatically puts a huge smile on my face!
-Diligently start doing "One Picture A Day" for my Project Life book.
-Start writing Thank You notes for our wedding and bridal showers!! (While sitting out in my yard in this BEAUTIFUL SUNNY WEATHER!!)
-Spend some more quality lazy time with my husband (:

Friday, April 6, 2012

Sick party!

I've decided to take an actual sick day today. Do nothing but nap and watch movies until Cody gets home.. Then we're going to the temple and then continuing our lazy sick day by watching movies and cuddling. And how perfect of a day to do it, too! There's disgusting snow in the air/on the ground, I didn't sleep very well, I'm sneezing my brains out, and did I mention that it snowed? My poor little flowers that I was bragging about are so sad looking, and probably going to die within a few hours :(

Cody and I just finished all of our homework and tests and stuff for our Humanities class, and I successfully aced my English class yesterday! So, there's only my History class and then our ASL class to finish! Just a couple more weeks of class!!

And in case I haven't relayed how much I HATE the snow.. I really hope this is the last I see of it until next year. Please, oh please, oh please.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

4 Reasons why my house is better than yours!

What used to be this 2 weeks ago.....

Is now this!!

Sorry.. this one is upside down

And I didn't have to plant a single one of these! They just popped up to welcome us to the house I think!!

And just a random picture: I used to LOVE the cartoon Franklin the Turtle, and I named my favorite stuffed animal after him. Well, I got bored in my history class today, so I drew him on my notes!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


These rings are OFFICIALLY OURS!! No more ring payments, because we paid them off with some of the money we got from my car!! It feels so nice to not have that monthly payment hanging over our heads anymore!!

Also, Cody and I are BOTH sick right now. SUPER unfortunate. We have decided that being lazy and cuddling a ton while watching movies is our best medicine (: With of course a little help from Mr. Nyquil!!

I only have 3 weeks of school left! My humanities class ended last Monday and my last english assignment is due next Friday, but I'll probably get it turned in sometime this week, meaning that class is pretty much over. History and ASL are the last two!! I'm pretty positive that I'll pass all my classes this semester (:

BUT! I'm currently writing my final research paper for english, and it's supposed to be at least 10 pages long, but I've run out of information and I only have 7 and a half pages done!! I've gotta bust out some SERIOUS B.S. in order to get the desired length! Wish me luck!