Friday, January 15, 2010

Meal Adventures

I did it! I made a plan for all of the meals this month!

I kind of combined everyone's advice (thank you again). My swe-ot mom made a little cookbook of a bunch of easy recipes that she knew I would like, then I made a document in Excel that says what we're having, what ingredients are in it, and at the bottom there's a grocery shopping list letting me know what to get, how much to get, when to get it, etc. Exciting, huh?? Haha

Anyway, I think I'm going to post the exciting/funny/interesting meals and/or attempts at a meal on my blog. Pictures and stories to come :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

I might just explode with crafty excitement

I'm going crazy...

with excitement!!!

I've been reading these women's blogs lately (I can't even remember how I got to them, but I'm happy I have found them!) and they have inspired me.

I've mostly been looking at and Both amazing blogs! They make crafts so cute and easy and the first one is especially fun to read.


I'm getting really excited all kinds of crafts and projects such as:
Sewing projects
Framed projects
Holiday crafts
Super cute clothes for little girls haha

BUT mostly I cannot wait to try out Mod Podge.
I smiled just typing the word!! Haha

Here are some picture of some of the projects I want to try (I know all of you pros out there will think these are silly but I'm just a beginner)

Cute "Woodland Fairy" costume that would actually be really easy to make.

Mod Podge Star

These are just normal shoes and the lady Mod Podged cuter fabric on. Oh my gosh. So cool.

This really caught my eye. Think of all the possibilities! (It's fabric, not a painting)

Love it. All of it.

These (above and below) are really cute little girls' dresses that I just thought were absolutely adorable. - The top one is made out of a bandana and the bottom one is made out of a dish towel :)

I just hope Ben doesn't see this post. He won't let me go to the store by myself!! Haha

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Lots of new stuff right now:
New year
New goals
New semester for Ben
New Wii from my parents for Christmas. We are loving it!!
New slippers from Ben. Love them as well :)
New WiiFit - so fun!
New sewing machine - well not really. Same one as always but finally got it fixed. Woot!
New cookbook - my awesome mom is almost done putting together an awesome cookbook with easy recipes that I grew up with. Can't wait to try them out! (P.S. thanks to all who commented on the cooking post, your ideas were all very helpful!)
New piano lessons - New? I guess not really new... I'm just starting them up again a week from today and I'm really excited
New job for Ben - if it works out with his schedule, Ben is going to have a math tutoring job at SLCC
New attitude - I've had a not-so-positive attitude lately about my lack of wifey skills. But they're not going to develop by me moping around so I'm gonna get tackle them and get them going! Taking the bull (cookbook) by the horns (by the covers)!
New piece of decor - I'll post a picture when I put it up. I love it.
Lots of new and lots of fun! :)

just me.

Found this on my friends blog and decided to do it myself. Just for fun I guess, and a chance for you to get to know me a little better.
i wish to one day... be able to play the piano really well.
when i eat cereal... i have to eat it fast so it doesn’t get soggy because who likes soggy cereal?
i can only fall asleep... in ben’s arms... lol jk. i can fall asleep anywhere.
public restrooms... are avoided whenever possible. also, i always use those paper seat-cover things. always.
i refuse to believe... that the delicious salad dressing at café rio is unhealthy. …because i’m not going to stop eating it regardless.
when i'm running... i’m usually out of breath. working on that…
i don't think she knows... but my mother is my role model. :)
when i walk past someone i don't know... i smile. unless we don’t make eye contact initially, then i keep my head down. i’m really shy until i get to know you.
i've learned to accept... that in order to be better at cooking/sewing/playing the piano, i just have to PRACTICE.
i can't... whistle.
i hardly ever... have my phone on me anymore.
majority of the time... i’m thinking about benly. aww… ;)
i really try hard... to be a good wife.
i believe... in the Savior, Jesus Christ. I’ll honor His name. I’ll do what is right; I’ll follow His light. His truth I will proclaim. (The Church of Jesus Christ Children’s Songbook p.77) haha you’d think i was the primary chorister or something.
i get unbelievably frustrated... when i have to go shopping. i do not enjoy it at all.
i hope more than anything... that i will be a good mother.