Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Alex and I were partners in crime today!

 I love this girl and so glad we decided to go super easy with our costumes! Always fun to have a twin on Halloween, especially when you dress up for school!

A quick look at my class...
We are having a good time today!

Happy Halloween

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Just in case you need to smile....

My lovely friend Alex decided to cheer me up the other day by sending me this video in an email. I didn't respond quick enough so then she joined me in the viewing of it later and I'm so glad she did!

In case you are wondering...this stuff is real. You can buy it!

Never Grow Up

Never Grow Up 
Who really wants to grow up? No one! Well every once in awhile I get together with some of my favorite friends and have a Kid Dinner. Everyone should have a kid dinner! It basically consists of a LOT of food, which is usually very unhealthy. Everyone brings something that they loved as a kid and shares it while talking and hanging out with friends.

This is what our dinner looked like last night!
gummy bears, cheese whiz, apples, cookies, pies, chicken nuggets, pigs in a blanket, tater tots, juice boxes, cheese puffs, etc. This was probably our most impressive dinner yet! 
 I highly recommend going down memory lane and doing this with friends. You won't regret it....until you get on the scale that is!

Pumpkin Time

I Love October!
I love fall, pumpkins, leaves, cooler weather, the colors, etc.

I even made it to a pumpkin patch this year.
 We had a few friends over to carve pumpkins on Friday night. It was quite the adventure!
Drills, broken knives, hammers, good, warty pumpkin problems
 The final products!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Girls Weekend

Lucky for me two of my very best friends live here in Utah. We get to see each other on a regular basis, but if I'm being honest I would love to see them every day. We met our freshman year in college and still have remained super close. We decided that we needed a girls weekend. Luckily, Claudia has an amazing husband who watched Asher for us and we headed to Park City for 2 days! 

Our main plans were to shop, talk, and eat! We were successful!

We hit up the outlets, Main street, and Newpark.
 We fell in love with this tiny red house and the beautiful fall views.
 I was oh so tempted to rock these boots this winter. They were straight out of Dumb and Dumber!
Blast from the past... 
April 2005 - Moab

Hopefully we will get a chance to do this again soon!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Quick and Cheap

I have a small landing at the top of my stairs. We have a cute red couch there, but nothing on the walls. I couldn't figure out what exactly I wanted to do in that area, but quickly realized it needed something with color! After looking on Pinterest for ideas I found that I had pinned a lot of church quotes from conferences. As I clicked on them I realized they were FREE! Hello! Who doesn't love a free printable! I printed of a bunch and then figured out which ones went best together. I headed to Walmart with my gift card and picked out some black frames. I thought they were on sale, they weren't... they are $7.99 each (which I realize is very cheap). Since I needed 6 frames though it was going to get a little pricey. I decided why not check the Dollar Tree! SCORE! 6 frames for $6! Done!

I'm really happy with how they turned out, especially since it only cost me $6 to do the whole thing! I also love that I can easily switch them out with anything throughout the years!

My advice if you are looking for something quick and cheap....check the dollar store first!

Monday, October 7, 2013


I have so many thoughts running through my head right now. I've had a lot on my plate for awhile now and things haven't always been super great, but I'm learning a lot about myself. I saw this quote on Pinterest today and it pretty much sums up my most recent thought...

love & belonging (love this lady) 
I'm very far from perfect, but I'm trying...
I struggle everyday with so many things...
I deserve good things, we all do!

Life really is challenging sometimes and I don't always understand why we must go through the things that we do, but I'm working on being okay with it more and more and having faith in the Lord's timing. He loves me, He knows me, He will bless me.