Thursday, April 10, 2014

Easter Egg Flowers

I get so excited about holidays! And I love Easter!
It ushers in good weather and beautiful blooms!
This is my latest Easter craft. I got the idea from a cute blog that I follow. It is so easy and adds some fun and a pop of color to the table.

If you have a ceramic egg holder, you can use that and I'm sure it would look lovely! I don't have one (and don't want to buy one) so I just used a regular old egg carton! I happened to have one of the bulk egg cartons. I cut the egg carton up so it would fit a dozen eggs and then I spray painted it with some paint I had leftover from another project.

Then while the paint is drying, you can find an excuse to make a bunch of eggs! :) Just make sure that when you crack the egg you only leave the top open. Rinse out the shell and remove the plastic membrane stuff.
Add water inside and arrange flowers in each egg. I chose peonies but you can use any flower you like!

This made a fun addition to our little kitchen. Love it!

Happy Spring everyone!!!

Monday, April 7, 2014


So we have been in wedded bliss for the last 9 months…except for how sick we have been!

It seriously has been one sickness after another for both of us since about a week after we got married. Pretty crazy.

The most recent culprit has been mono. In fact, mono might be the cause of all the sicknesses we've had. That’s right people…The Kissing Disease. I’m just not sure why it decided to kick in now.

Anyway, we went to Las Vegas for Christmas and I got sick there…I took like a 5 hour nap one day and was still tired. But I thought it was just a one time thing.

Fast forward about a week to the day before I am supposed to start my new job…I am feeling the sickest I have ever felt in my life.

It was a Sunday and I only made it 5 minutes into church before I was crying because I was so tired. I couldn’t even sit up!

Long story short, I missed my whole first week of work and felt tired for the weeks following.

Now it is April….and I still feel it. Over THREE months later...and there’s no end in sight, folks.

This asian baby demonstrates pretty well how I feel most of the time.

ok, also I added that because I think it’s cute.

Anyway, through it all I’m just glad I have a husband that is understanding and does so much for me.

After all, life just has to go on!

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Since last time I posted…. A LOT has happened!

Matt and I got married

( i had to make that is kind of a big deal!)

we went on an awesome honeymoon to cabo san lucas

we quit our summer jobs and moved to rexburg

we lived in a hotel

our first apartment was previously a hotel...which means what you see in this picture, was basically our whole apartment. we "joked" that our first 5 months of marriage were spent in a hotel

we camped in Yellowstone

this was one of Matt's requirements for living in Idaho!
Matt was in heaven seeing the animals and i was loving taking photos

we went on a Ross family trip to Tampa
i of course can't get enough of my little sobrinos!!! this is Parker...looking confused if these alligators should be fun or scary :)

Matt fished a lot
this was definitely Matt's favorite part about our few months in Rexburg.
sorry about the closed's a struggle!

I was Area Director for Life Skills
Life Skills is part of BYU-Idaho's activities department
This photo is from our wilderness survival workshop!

I graduated
(also a big deal)

I got braces
 We'll all just pretend that I pull this off nicely.

After our adventures in Rexburg we spent Christmas in Las Vegas and then moved back to Utah.

Now, we are living in Orem and loving having our own place that has an oven AND more than one room! What a luxury :)
We are close to family and friends and totally loving being here!

It's nice to be settled somewhere after so many years of feeling transient. We will be here while Matt is finishing school and I am working.

So that's the summary!

We are loving married life!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Back from the Dead


I know I always do this. You should see my journal. I can never be consistent.'s to second chances! (or 59372th chances)

So what I'm trying to say is...I'm back to blogging!

Except my name has changed since the last time I was on this thing :) I'll have to update that!

Happy Wednesday!