Nov 28, 2011

wise words

"To express gratitude is gracious and honorable,
to enact gratitude is generous and noble,
but to live with gratitude ever in our hearts is to touch heaven."
-President Thomas S. Monson

Nov 24, 2011

Thanks Day

Happy Thanksgiving

Can you say TWO thanksgiving dinners is enough?
 As if I don't already have enough to be thankful for.
 I have been blessed with an amazing family and wonderful parents who have followed the example of their parents in teaching me and my siblings as we've grown up.
i'm SO thankful for mom, dad, Julia, Jake, Alivia, Avaree and LOVE them so much!
SO thankful for books, temples, missionaries, crafts, baby lotion, hot chocolate, my job, education, my intern with the second graders, sunshine, a roof over my head, water, book of mormon, my bishop, grandparents, sweaters, showers, crushed ice dispenser, frozen yogurt, JORDAN, cousins, movies, cars, apples, scrapbooks, hugs, glitter, the church, school vacations, people who make up recipes, the view of trees on top of an overpass in kaysville, the seasons, flowers, the holy ghost, Jesus, the atonement, blankets, cameras, America, and have i mentioned my FAMILY?
There are so many more things I could name, little silly things and big things.

Last night I was able to spend the night in a beautiful cabin full of a big family who i love! Today we all had a thanksgiving lunch together, and tonight I got to have another Thanksgiving dinner with another family who I love! I don't know how many people can say that. After being able to do this I realize that even though there are trials and hard things in my life it all just makes me stronger, things always turn out okay, and truly I have so much i'm blessed with that I have no room to complain!
Life is good.

Okay... SO i got a little deep there haha
For all you BLACK FRIDAY-ERS...
gotta love Justin Bieber.

Nov 23, 2011

how cute

cute, white, fluffy snowmen.
when you mix the two together they dry all bumpy and textured
 how cute!!

and in case you were wondering,
the 'sock bun' it works.

Yup thats a sock in there!
no bobby pins or nothing.
  • Cut the toe off of a mid-calf sock
  • Put hair in high pony
  • Feed hair through sock
  • Roll sock, it should cover your hair and stay in place

 today is day 23.
Pretty sure I don't even know how to work a hair dryer anymore.
but bad news... julia took out her extensions today and her hair STILL
looks the exact same. :/ oh well. GOOD for her!

We're headed up to Eden tonight to spend Thanksgiving there with the Andersons, and starting a new tradition.
Since everyone is SO full after Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, we are having PIE tonight! Just to make sure we all have room to add a few more calories to our day! haha.

 excited to go spend time with family, I have
SO many things to be grateful for! :)


Nov 14, 2011

It's magic...

not really.
but it's pretty close 

It's an all natural 'orange-candle'
I saw it on pinterest
and think it's so pretty!
As for the smell... not so much :/
But how cool is that, just a gutted out orange peel can light on fire and burn like a candle whick?


is THIS Thursday night!!
I'm SOOOO excited!!:)
THREE more days!

Nov 13, 2011

Nothing Better

Then Victoria Secret's Panty Raid!
7 for $26? What a steal!
So we couldn't resist.
Plus... The lines at H&M were apparantly out the door so we had to resort to something else..
 but still just as good :)
seriously nothing like new panties

November challenge??
STILL going strong! No flat iron OR hair dryer for
days now!!

Nov 6, 2011

Six Down...

twenty-four to go!
Today marks the sixth day in a row that I haven't used a hair dryer, or flat iron on my hair! My goal is to go an entire month without using either. (Hair please grow and be healthy) After getting ready next to my little sister every morning I decided that it isn't good for me to compare myself to her long, thick, luscious,  horse mane (even though its fake) and that instead, I should take some action to make a difference on my own hair! I'm not saying that in thirty days my hair will magically take on a Rapunzel effect and grow past my bum, but I do have confidence it will be a lot healthier than it is now! This challenge has also presented a few other positive outcomes... I've had to get creative with new ways to do my hair, I'm less likely to be late to school because I usually wash my hair at night now so I don't have to worry about drying it in the morning, and I have to not care what other people think about my sometimes partially wet hair dos ;) haha. After a month hopefully some better hair care habits will have been formed and this will pay off!

This is also the sixth day that I haven't eaten ANY candy, and for this challenge I'm not trying to go for a certain amount of time, or set any goals, or really make it a big deal...cause I'd hate to set a goal I can't achieve. and to be honest I'm pretty surprised I've already gone this long! I just wanna see how long I can do it, and if I break in and eat those sour watermelons that have been sitting on my desk for a week now, NO big deal! I'll just start over again the next day :)

Nov 5, 2011

let it snow

The very first snow fall of the season!!

We looked out the window to see little white fluffy flakes falling down so of course I drag Jordan outside with me for a picture. He was a good sport to help me capture the moment :)

exciting news

So I was browsing through my favorite website Pinterest when i came across this idea for a DIY scragly scarf. The instructions were REALLY simple so I tried it out...

It's just made by making some cuts, and adjustments to an old t-shirt. It was SO easy and took me probably five minutes tops. It's kinda different but i kinda like it!
(Although I probably wouldn't wear it with the outfit I have on in the picture)
For some reason I keep happening upon DIY ideas for making clothes out of other old or hand-me-down clothes. . . maybe it's a sign that I should just invent my new outfits and put my money to better use! There were the cutest ideas for:
  • a comfy cardigan from an old thermal
  • a skirt out of a man's button down shirt
  • even slippers out of a sweater?
So maybe these won't save all your money in the world, but it recycles AND gives you something fun to work on :) especially now that it's getting cold, and for some reason I relate cold weather to cozy in-doorsy activities:)

I'M IN!!

This is what Utah State sent me in the mail to celebrate my admittance into their school! I thought it was kinda clever... the small instructions on the bottom say:
" hands inside dotted lines 2.hold over head around screaming I'm an Aggie!"
Don't worry I followed all of the above:) So I'm not celebrating the fact that I actually got into Utah State.. cause I realize that isn't a hard thing to do. Honestly I'm just pumped that I'm to the point in my life where i CAN be accepted into colleges! Life is coming at me fast and i am SO excited for what the next few years will bring me! so many changes coming so soon. Three more terms at dear old davis high school and then begins my new adventure. My only problem is I need to calm down and just live in the present... sometimes I get too ahead of myself just imagining all the new exciting things i'll be experiencing. As of now I should probably worry about things like am I gonna get Fit for Life credit? and start saving some mula! college isn't cheap i'm learning, bring on the scholarships!

Nov 3, 2011

happy halloween.

Aren't these cute??
They are one of the items made by my cute mom for Alivia's
Halloween party she hosted for her friends on Monday!
nothing like some mummy pizzas to get in the spirit of things!

first term over, halloween behind us, and just like that,
 it's the HOLIDAYS.
Who doesn't love the Holidays?? I have to say I'm so excited for cozy sweats, making treats, holiday crafts, school breaks, the spirit of giving! haha I'm tempted to say it's my ALL time favorite time of the year, but i love all the seasons! Actually, Holidays were probably made such a special time on purpose just to get us through all the cold miserable weather! I'm down for a white christmas but I could go without scraping frost off my windshield every morning :/

Justin Bieber's new Christmas album is something I COULD
do with though!