Monday, April 11, 2011

I am a college graduate!

Finally after 2 1/2 years of college without a semester off......
I am an ALUMNI!

This is the building that I spent 99% of my education in.
. I taught 10 months of preschool here, and will dearly miss my second home.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Newest Craft....

I made baby J a cute headband to wear to the Graduation Night event tonight! 
I wanted to make a matching one for me, but I didn't have time this afternoon.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

DIY Cleaning Wipes


*Paper towels
*Container (baby wipes container works great)
*Cleaning solution {see below}

1. Pull apart as many paper towels as you want {keep in mind you will cut them in half}

2. After cutting them in half fold them into thirds like an accordion.

3. Each paper towel needs to be fitted into the next so that when you pull one out the next one comes up {just like baby wipes}

4. Put your paper towels in your wipes container and poor cleaning solution over top to moisten all towels. {see different solutions below}

5. Let paper towels soak for 4+ hours  
{One tip I learned from a blogger on a television show: add any oil scents 
to the solutions that have vinegar to get rid of that  strong smell}

Cleaning solutions from Organized Home

General Surface Cleaning:
1 1/2 Cups White Vinegar
1 1/2 Cups Water

Disinfectant Cleaning:
1/4-1/2 Cup pine cleaning solution {ex. Pine-Sol}
2 1/2 to 2 3/4 Cup water

Window and Class Cleaning:
1/2 Cup rubbing {isopropyl} alcohol
2 1/2 Cups water
1 Tablespoon white vinegar


Do you have any DIY cleaning products?
I am interested in child safe home made products....
Maybe, just maybe, I will have to do some research of my own.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

101 Things in 1001 Days

In Oct. 2008 a friend of mine introduced me to the idea of making a list of all the things I want to do in the next 1001 days. This is what I came up with. I went through it today and crossed off a few more things....They are posted in no particular order.

101 Things for 1001 days
1.     Learn Sign Language
2.    Make Martin a 72 hour kit
3.    Make posters for Martin and I to write “reasons why I love you” on it
4.    Stick my toes in the sand on a West coast beach
5.    Go on a date with Martin every month    
6.    Bear my testimony in Church on Fast Sunday
7.    Drink 1 glass of milk every day for a month
8.    Make a skirt with my sewing machine
9.    Go camping in the mountains
10. Make 15 learning folders for our kids  
11.  Go to Los Angeles
12. Write down 50 things I like about myself
13. Memorize my favorite 3 verses in the Book of Mormon
14. Improve my marriage from our Building Eternal Marriage class
15. Memorize the Articles of Faith
16. Graduate from COLLEGE - 3 weeks until I can mark this off!
17. Make a list of ways to decorate our house when we move home
18. Go to the Temple at the very least 2 times a month
19. Learn something new every month  
20.Know all the 12 apostles by name and photo
21. Make my bed when I get up everyday for a week 
22.Learn to play basketball
23.Work out 3 times a week for a month    
24.Keep apartment spotless for a week
25.Do my Visiting Teaching every month  
26.Go to General Conference in Utah again
27.Donate blood
28.Take pictures in a photo booth with Martin
29.Learn how to snow board
30.Read Stand for Something by Gordon B. Hinckley
31. Wear Skirts everyday for a week
32.Go to the Ice Caves
33.Go to the Sand Dunes
34.Go horse back riding
35.Ride a dirt bike or 4-wheeler
36.Write a letter to someone once a month   
37.Make/Hand sew a new skirt
38.Go to a BYU-I Football game
39.Get over being shy
40.Make a comment in Relief Society once a month   
41. Hike up R mountain
42.Go to the cheap theatre at least 3 times a semester
43.Work on family history once a month 
44.Run a race
45.Send Christmas cards on time  
46.Spoil myself for my birthday  
47.Make dinner for friends once a semester 
48.Send more video texts to my mom
49.Send flowers to a friend just because
50.Become more flexbile
51. Learn how to french braid hair
52.Figure out the "best" way to wear my make up
53.Wear my glasses more
54.Take more pictures to document our lives
55.Learn how to dance hip hop
56.Build a snowman outside of our apartment
57.Try curlers in my hair to see if it makes it wavy
58.Be more understanding
59.Give Martin back rubs more often
60.Participate in a service project once a semester  
61. Make another 101 list before this one is done
62.Go 1 whole day without tv or internet - DONE (3 days)
63.Make a blanket - DONE (baby blanket)
64.Get Pregnant - DONE

65.Babysit for someone in my ward- DONE
66.Take a fitness class -DONE Abs that rock! And Yoga!
67.Give up all chocolate for a week-DONE
68.Actually put away the dishes when they finish (at least 1 time) -DONE
69.Buy children's books -DONE
70.Memorize The Family: A Proclamation To The World -DONE
71. Write on our blog more -DONE
72.Stay in my p.j's all day 1 Saturday -DONE
73.Make tiles with sayings on them -DONE
74.Figure out how to do our taxes -DONE
75.Go one whole day without making silly faces-DONE
76.Grow my hair REALLY long -DONE
77.Shake Hands with a  General Authority -DONE
78.Donate my hair to locks of love -DONE
79.Vacuum once a week for a month -DONE
80.Buy a CTR ring for my pinky finger   -DONE
81. Kidnap Wallace (neighbors pumpkin)   -DONE
82.Write a letter for Julianna and mail it -DONE
83.Go to the hot springs -DONE
84.Get Christmas pictures taken and card sent out -DONE
85.Make a new recipe once a week for a month  -DONE
86.Volunteer with individuals that have special needs  -DONE
87.Build food storage that will last one full month -DONE
88.Try a new hair style -DONE
89.Get Straight A's this semester (fall 2008)  -DONE
90.Make a video to put on our blog  -DONE
91. See someone famous  -DONE
92.Go to Las Vegas -DONE

93.Wear my hair down for a whole day - DONE
94.Make at least 1 new friend each semseter   - DONE
95.Do something for a sister in my ward each semester  - DONE
96.Leave a nice note on a random persons car - DONE
97.Teach in a preschool - DONE (on campus)
98.Get certified in CPR - DONE
99.Pass Math class - DONE
100.              Go home for Christmas every year - DONE
101.               Learn how to crochet - DONE

Now that you have seen my "dreams" for the next few months...
What do you want to do in the next 1001 days
Make a list on your blog and then send me your blog link so I can check out your list. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Girls are never too old to...

dance around their house to the hottest POP song all while singing into your hair brush
Paint your finger/toe nails different colors

wear pigtails
wear a pony through the hole in the back of your baseball hat

play with Barbie and Ken with girls that may or may not be 20 something years younger than you
wear toe socks {because they  totally rock!}

wear a tiara..I mean we are still never grow out of that
wear pink

make a snowman or snow angel

What are the secrets that you hide like all of the other girls?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I have to just toot my own horn for one second....

Because I just started couponing like a week or so ago and I got all of this.....

2 boxes of non-fluoride toothpaste for Jade 
One bottle of Pert Plus 2 in 1 
3 bottles of lotion
9 bottles of Dawn dish liquid
12 boxes of Pedia Care Tylenol (infant drops)

If I paid regular price of all of the above I would have spent about $103.73 + tax.
BUT I only spent $8.
And all of this because of a sweet girl that told me about the deal with the infant tylenol! 
Thank you girl at Wal-greens!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I lost my groove...

And I don't mean my "dancin' groove"
I lost my "bloggin' groove"  - sad I know.
But now that I know I have at least 1 reader, I have some motivation.

 I am BACK.  And ready for some fun.

Well in case you were dying to know I DID get my hair cut.
5 inches...GONE

I may or may not have learned how to crochet. :) 
I made a cute hat for my princess and that is about it. 
School has been kicking my tush so I haven't had time to practice.

Hubby and I graduate 4 weeks from tomorrow. COWABUNGA!
{yes, I just made a reference to TMNT}

Friday, February 11, 2011

I am having a hair-dentiy CRISIS!

This is me today....with my "lovely"(boring) long locks....BUT I feel very plain. 
and very old mama-ish....SO...HELP ME OUT!

I LOVE long hair, but let me tell you this ---> My hair does not curl when it's long, it just flops. 
I don't know how to make my hair look cute when its long so it  looks like this 99% of the time.... 
Boring pony. no puh-zaz!

It looks like this 1% (just brush and go - not flattering I know!)

Which "do" should I do again?!?!

#1- short side bangs and dark brown?

 #2 short dark long side bangs?
#3 Short MAJOR side swoop -More natural color (light-ish brown with natural-ish highlights)?

You will have to come back to see if I actually go through with it or if I chicken out.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Baby it's cold outside! {20% off discount code}

Idaho must be the coldest place on earth... well, maybe just sometimes
But even if it's not the coldest place, why not look super cute in one of these hats, can custom order what ever color and size you want!
ONLY $6 for kids, and $7 for adults! What a deal!

Make your baby the cutest of them all with one of these...


 Match your little princess when it's cold outside!

 Who wouldn't love to have this green & ivory wool beanie?!?! I can't think of one single reason!

          They look great on guys too! (Valentine's Day is coming up! 
         so keep your sweetie nice and cozy so you can snuggle up to him!)

Check out this AMAZING talent @  Shawtastic Design
 Hurry in and get a 20% off discount on anything at her shop!
Discount code: TRISH20OFF

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Down time, what's that?

So I graduate from college this April and I am just now realizing after 2 1/2 years of back to back semseters that I will not have homework anymore as of April 9. I am a stay at home momma, young and hip, of course. ha! So what am I going to do when baby J is napping?

Here are some things I have considered:
*becoming a full time blogger (notice this is at the top of my list!)
*Being all around crafty (maybe someone will teach me)
*Learn how to cook healthy food
*exercise more often....psh who am I kidding?!

What do you do in your free time?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Cutest necklaces! GIVEAWAY!!!

Visit Little Miss Momma for your chance to win!

I am going to hope and pray I win this one....