May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

Great way to end the holiday with a batch of cupcakes!


I am going to extend the Giveaway till Wednesday at 5pm. I will announce the winner on Thursday.

Thanks to everyone who has entered so far! Good luck!

May 29, 2010

Ty cooked bbq chicken with his own special rub and grilled corn on the cob...yumm!

I want this exact scooter, yellow! Can you see the Hub in the background?

Favorite Pizza Place!

Mmm garlic knots at Este's!

May 28, 2010

Great way to kick off Memorial weekend

Just bought some tickets to Blue October on Oct. 1st. I have been waiting a long time for this show. We missed the last time they came and I was sooooooooo bummed. Now I won't be so bummed when Summer ends this year. Another reason to celebrate my favorite month, October. We got tickets for us and my best friend and her husband. We all really, really love Blue October.

I more than love this band.

Don't forget the Giveaway! Ends Tuesday at midnight.

Attempt to Motivate

So, it's no joke that I struggle to get through the work week so I decided that I needed to do something more to keep me going. Since I love clothes I decided that I am going to start mixing up my wardrobe and wearing more of the things I find at thrift stores and dumpsters (I'll keep you guessing at whether or not the second part is true).

First attempt.
Skirt: thrift store $4
Striped tank: Target $2
Orange tights: Target $5
White Cardigan (not pictured): TJ Max $6
Shoes: old news (I wear these almost every day)

May 27, 2010

Weekly Confessional Bonus Edition -

Weekly Confessional Bonus Edition - I hate UFC. I hate UFC more than I hate Dr. Pepper in a can.

Bacon & Velveeta Shells &

Bacon & Velveeta Shells & Cheese for dinner. Nothing could be worse unless we deep fried it all. Mmmm...deep fried bacon...

Dreams + Giveaway

We don't have a house yet but I am always dreaming of ways I would like to decorate one some day and one of the things I can't wait to design is the bathroom. If money weren't an issue (like that would ever happen) I would have a giant bath tub, walk in shower and a sleek bathroom vanity. We actually have a pretty nice garden tub in our one bedroom apartment but the lighting above the vanity is the worst. I was browsing around and came across these gorgeous bathroom vanities, check them out. The last one is my favorite and according to the site it is one of their best sellers.
Just Vanities is one of CSNStores' awesome online bathroom furniture stores that has one of the best selections on the web! With over 40,000 products to choose from that store or stores such as All Modern or Cookware, you can spend all day looking for the perfect product for your home, pet, kitchen or a fantastic fathers day gift.
If you remember a few months back we had a giveaway with All Modern and the awesome Fauna Owl Pillow. Well, they are back and want to give one of my readers a $40 gift card that you can use at any of their 200+ online stores. How cool is that? You get choose whatever you like!
What now? All you need to do is leave a comment below. That's it. *For extra credit you can re post about this giveaway on your blog or become a follower of this blog*
I will choose a winner next Tuesday!
Good Luck!!

May 26, 2010

Last night

Cooked these - they were awesome! (click link for recipe)

Painted these. Ty hates it when I do this but I don't care to be honest.

I will probably be wearing this color nail polish all summer long. It's perfect! It goes on really shiny and thick ("that's what she said") I just had add that ;) You have to keep things fun.
{totally forgot to put my wedding ring on today, oopsie}

Don't miss it!

Giveaway Tomorrow Morning!

Flyin' at the Park

I lucked out and got some pretty cool shots of Fred at the park the other day. He loves playing fetch - he could do it all day long and then some.

May 25, 2010

Weekly Confessional

I was told by my old pastor's wife (whom I use to have a very close relationship with) that when I got divorced (6 yrs ago) that I was "doomed to live a cursed life" if I went through with it. Those were her exact words. When I am weak, I let her words get to me and think that maybe that is the reason I have not had a baby yet.
I know.
But sometimes it's hard to let that go. It really haunts me.

May 24, 2010

best afternoon blues cure

Bohemian Rhapsody by none other than Queen
Turn it on. Now turn it all of the way up. Head bang at your desk just like in Waynes World.
If you don't feel better after that then I don't know what to tell you.

This weekend

was spent...
Strollin' the SLC Fashion Stroll (not impressed) Thank God the Gallery Stroll was going on at the same time. I will say that some of the local vendors (some ladies booths) were pretty cool. I saw some INCREDIBLEY cool feather earrings that I have always wanted to make but never did. Ya snooze, ya lose! I have a small dream to bring back feather roach clips from the 70"s & 80's. You know how they use to wear them in their hair when they weren't using them for receational purposes? Yeah those. I love' em.
Hiding out like hermits and watching The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It just seemed apropos considering the extremely rainy weather we have had. It's always baffeling to us Utahans when we get this much rain seeing as how we live in the dessert. We can usually be caught doing rain dances in our backyards praying for rain because we are always in a "drought". But seeing as how we can never be satisfied all we have done is complain about it and to push our seasonal affective disorders over the edge Mother Nature laughed at our misery and made it snowed like crazy this morning on the way to work. What a bitch!!
Saturday evening we had Onlo's famous spaghetti dinner with the fam. My dad makes the B.E.S.T. spaghetti. I dare anyone to try and do better. We ended the evening watching SNL - I am a die hard fan and always have been - even in their bad times. It reminds me of the fun I use to have doing sketches with my drama team.
Sunday was jam packed of shopping and cleaning. I found some cool vintage pieces at Savers, we tried getting some Old Navy flip-flops but they were sold out, and we spent a few hours at IKEA. We even ate lunch at IKEA because we haven't done that yet and tried their famous swedish metaballs and lindonberry dish. It was really good. I got a cool little cabinet in their AS-IS section that was marked down. Gangsta! We cleaned our apartment like cracked out maids - it feels so good to do that sometimes. You should have seen our place before it was really nasty. Have you seen the commercial that shows the really messy 17 year old's bedroom that plays 16 going o 17 from the Sound of Music? We laugh at it because our apartment looks like that most days and we are definitely not 16 or even close to being 17. Ha!
The pic above was taken with my phone in my parent's yard. I just thought it was really beautiful.
Happy Monday! If you can try...
Giveaway coming soon...

Stepmom Extraordinare Giveaway!

Hey ya'll my cousin is having an awesome Tropical Traditions giveway on her blog...go check it out. Now!!

Her blog is amazing and is always hosting something pretty cool. Become a fan and follow it! Be a follower, do it!

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Tropical Traditions

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Derek & Danielle - Follow Up Post

Remember my friends Derek & Danielle that I wrote about a little while back? (check out previous post here) Well they have fantastic news you can read about it here.

Yeay! I am so happy for them!

May 22, 2010

STT Show was Rockin'

We had such a good time at the show on Wednesday night! They have another show coming up in June that I can't wait for. I love summer - so many things to do!!
they  love their fans

May 21, 2010

O & this 2

Is it possible to have an eye-gasm? Because I just did.
And it was very satisfying.
Same site as below.

Man o Man

Letting loose with the pink.
I think in the future I may need to start decorating with it.
Photo found here.

May 20, 2010

Pumpkin Burgers & Guac

Pumpkin seed Burgers & Homemade Guacamole, mmm...

Update: These were so stinkin good!! We didn't need a bun or any other side to go with them. They were fantastic as-is.

SLC Fashion Stroll

I am pretty excited to go to this tomorrow! Anyone else want to come?

Quick DIY Camera Case

I made this last weekend. I was sick of my camera getting knocked around in the bottom of my purse. Every picture is a different color - the joy of taking pics at night with a cheap digital camera.