Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Yesterday Bella and I went shopping during the day with her Grandma. I didn't think Bella was feeling very good and she was grumpy. She started running a fever so we left her with grandpa and went looking for some Tylenol (3 stores later we find out that there is still a shortage of it from the recall). By the time we got home, she was up from her nap and feeling much better. She said she wanted to go Trick or Treating so we got her dressed and headed out. By then the rain had stopped and her daddy was home from work. She is a natural at trick or treating! She is still pretty shy so I was surprised that she ran right up to a strangers door and started knocking.  Everyone loved her and thought she was adorable, especially when she waved bye bye to them!

Uncle Ty and the Queen Bee

Tonight we just relaxed and I made Cheesy Potato soup & Pumpkin Spice Muffins. It was delicious and the perfect way ending to Halloween!

I swear it tasted better than this picture looks :)


HaPpY hALlOwEeN eVeRyOnE!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Our little busy bee is 20 months old!

Another month down! It's almost time to start planning someone's 2nd birthday! We haven't decide what theme to do yet but there is still plenty of time to decide. I'm seriously considering a circus theme after see this blog post. It would be so cute to do bright colors like hot pink, teal & violet. Or maybe lighter colors link soft pink, yellow, mint and brown. I'm thinking tissue pom poms, popcorn, elephants & lions! It would be fun!

Bella is so much fun right now. She plays most of the day but really loves her nap time and bed time. I keep her plates and cups in one of the drawers in the kitchen and she will bring me a plate when she wants something to eat. She keeps me on my toes! She hasn't fallen of off anything lately and she isn't as reckless as she used to be *knock on wood*.

Dora the Explorer
Jumping on the bed
She loves her dance class. It really is so much fun for her.
Doing somersaults. She is really good at them and can do them all by herself.
She points into her mouth when she wants something to eat or drink. It's so funny! The other day she was eating something and I asked her where it went. She pointed into her mouth to indicate she ate it. She is so hilarious!
Choo choo trains. Her dad is so excited that Santa can bring her a train set for Christmas :)
She loves looking at herself in the mirror.
She loves talking to her grandma on the phone.

Bella talks so much but this month she has picked up or says these things a lot:
I'm stuck!
Mommy & Daddy
Bubbles! She has a shirt and blanket that has circles on it and she calls those bubbles too.
Help me!
Yee haw!
Night night
Daddy work (because I tell her daddy is at work)
She knows most of her animals sounds.
She is finally saying thank you pretty good when I ask her to.
She points to our family portrait and says, "daddy, mommy, baby!".

 Bella the Explorer and her new backpack! It can even carry her friends Boots & Swiper.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Witches Night Out

Last night us girls went to Witch's Night Out at Gardiner Village. I have to say the best part was getting to dress up. It's been years since I've dressed up for Halloween and I forgot about how much fun it is.

The event itself was alright. There were way too many people there! We decided to eat at In & Out Burger on the way home and it was delicious!

I love spending time with my mom & sister. We are all so close and I love them so much!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Trunk or Treat!

Yesterday we went to a Trunk or Treat with my sister. It was Bella's first time trick or treating and she really got the hang of it! She would run right up to people and hold her little hand out for candy. She is really shy right now so it was funny to see her run up to people and not be scared. I guess candy makes everything better! My sister made her costume and I could not have been happier! She is the cutest little bumble bee in the world!

It also was my niece Tayzhia's 9th birthday. She is growing up so fast! My other niece Emma's birthday was on the 8th so we all ate dinner together and then headed over to the Trunk or Treat. We had such a fun time!

Skye with the birthday girl!

Friday, October 8, 2010


I realized in less than a year and a half I will be 30! That's crazy. It literally made me sick to my stomach. I know that sounds silly because 30 really isn't old at all. I've enjoyed my 20s but I'm not ready to let them go! I'm setting some goals of things I'd like to do before I turn 30. 30 things before 30! (see Jenna, I'm not copying at all because this is 30 things instead of 29 things. Totally different. :)

Without further adieu.. the list!

30 things to do before 30
1. Have my blog made into a book
(from pregnancy to Bella's 2nd birthday).
2. Make cute cake pops.
3. Take Bella on vacation.
4. Decorate the "picture" wall.
5. Sign up for Netflix.
6. Clean and organize the laundry room.
7. Complete the 30 designs in 30 goal.
8. Go to Lagoon.
9. Bake & decorate sugar cookies.
10. Hit my goal weight (for now 130).
11. Launch my website.
12. Catch up completely on vinyl orders.
13. Get a sewing machine.
14. Actually sew something!
15. Read 10 new books.
16. Get my own tool set.
17. Spend 1 day without using my computer.
18. Cut my hair to my shoulders.
19. Plant flowers next spring.
20. Plant a garden.
21. Go to Pirate Island.
22. Take Bella to Carver's Cove again.
23. Get decals put up in Bella's room.
24. Make Hello Kitty waffles!
25. Get Lasik.
26. This one is a secret :)
27. Bake danish.
28. Finish my tree ornaments.
29. Go to Witches Night Out.
30. Bake bread.

365 Project..

Since I never kept up with this.. I figured I'd just delete the page but didn't want to lose all the stuff I did do. So here it is!

To read about the project go here.

This project challenges you to stop & enjoy the little things or try something new everyday, for 365 days. 

I will add my experiences to this list each day.

Day 1- Slept in until 8:30! I know that might not seem like a big thing but it is to me! I get up early to work on the business but I really needed to sleep in. It was nice and refreshing :)

Day 2- I ordered that purse I've been crushing over for weeks. It makes my heart flutter!

Day 3- Bella and I stopped and enjoyed the great outdoors. We stood out on the porch and watched the wind rustle through the trees. We were in a hurry to get to the store but it was so nice just to stop & enjoy the moment.

Day 4- I finally tried a recipe that I've been wanting to try forever. It's from the Biggest Loser cookbook (which I love, by the way). It was easy and turned out good.

Day 5- I acquired the PS actions that I've been wanting. It helps with the business too, so that's good :)

Day 6- Bella really loves airplanes lately. Today me, Bella and my mom were headed to the store and we saw sky divers. We decided to stop and let Bella watch them land. We hurried and pulled over to the side of the road and jumped out of the car. After they landed a plan flew right over our heads to land. It was fun and so spur of the moment.

Day 7- Picked up a Bountiful Basket. I've been wanting to do this forever and I'm glad that I did. You pay $15 for a basket of fruits and vegetables. You bring a laundry basket to bring it home in and it almost filled it up. Bananas, strawberries, pluots, cantaloupe, grapes, pears, lettuce, tomatoes, eggplant, corn.. and more! I can't remember everything, there was so much! You just get what they give you. Yay for fruits & vegetables!

Day 8- Got Bella's room ready to paint. WAHOO! I can't wait. It's going to be so cute! I seriously thought it would be hard to find something new everyday but so far {knock on wood} it's been really easy. I look forward to updating this page every day!

Day 9- I spackled the first time. Almost ready to paint. So exciting!

Day 10- Painted Bella's room. FINALLY. Ok, so I feel like I totally cheated the last 3 days but I've wanted to get this room painted for forever & it does make me happy. So there. :)

Day 11- Had a realization.. you know you are at a really great point in your relationship when you can wear no makeup & know that your spouse loves you no matter what you look like. 

Day 12-Started a design that I've been wanting to do forever. Can't wait until this one is finished!

Day 13-Wandered down the street some to check out the cutest little family of quails. It's fun living out in the country sometimes! It's funny because I'm almost 2 weeks into this and I thought it would be hard finding something everyday. Today I hesitated and almost turned around to go back into the house instead of walk down the street to see the quails. But I remembered this project & knew this little family would brighten my day, so I went.

Day 14- Discovered this blog: and spent pretty much a whole Saturday reading through it. She seriously has some of the best tutorials ever! I've already picked out a few things to do. Yay!

Day 15- Went to my first Salt Lake Bees game. It was fun despite the rain!

Day 16- Completed W1D1 of the Couch to 5k running program. Go me! It was harder than I was thinking it would be but totally doable. Our last day on the program will be October 22nd so I want to find a 5k to run around that time to keep me motivated. I'm doing the program with my athletic almost 14 year old brother but he is one of my best friends and keeps me going. Here is to a new & healthier me.

Day 17- Went to Ikea, for the first time EVER! How on earth I made it my whole life without going to that store, I'll never know. But it is amazing. I'm sure I don't have to tell everyone this because I'm the only one in the whole world who had never been there. Oh how I wish I had a million dollars to spend there!

Day 18- Took the long way to Michael's (through the mall parking lot) just so that we could go over speed bumps. Bella  thinks it's fun!

Day 19- Featured in the Etsy Finds email. Super busy day!

Ahh! I was doing so good! Basically this past week has been pretty crazy so I'll just sum up the last 7 days  and I'll be back on track.. Hopefully. 

In the last week we {almost} finished Bella's room. Justin just needs to clean out the closet (I cleaned out the rest of the room, he can clean out the closet since it's all his junk treasures) Then we just need to move the crib back in and in a couple of weeks I can put up decals. I'm too busy to do it now plus you are supposed to wait awhile after painting before you put them up. 
I am now on the second week of running. I'm trying to lose some weight before Witches Night Out!! So excited. Running is HARD. Harder than I was hoping it would be.

I am on a major mission to get this house spotless and organized. I totally fell off the bandwagon with all my focus being on Bella's room but I'm back at it this week. I found these cleaning lists from Etsy and I'm in love. So helpful!

I went back to Ikea and bought more stuff. I've spent around $100 with both times combined and I've gotten so much stuff. I really want a couch they have there but you have to put it together yourself. I'm all about DIY but putting together a couch? Scary!

I had a good idea for a new blog.. but I can't decide if I want to do it yet or not. We will see. 
I've been working on some new stuff for the house. I made a butterfly collage (I'll post a pic soon), I repainted my knife block, I *tried* to make some subway sign art (not quitting yet!) and I have another project up my sleeve that I am starting soon. I'm on a kick lately!

 That's all folks! Back at it tomorrow!

Day 26?- Went to Porcupine to see the kokanee salmon, there wasn't any but it was fun anyway.

Day 27- Ordered the Cake Pops book because Bella said, "Oooh I want it." I'm such a sucker.

Day 28- Made a meal planning schedule. I really needed to do this and hope that I keep up with it!

Day 29- Went to Boondocks for the first time for my little brother's birthday. It was a blast and thanks to my mom for keeping an eye on Bella so we could play!

Day 30- Making sweet potato french fries. They are in the oven right now. Hope they are delicious!
UPDATE: They are NOT delicious. If anyone has a good sweet potato recipe.. let me know.

Day 31: Took Bella to her first dance class.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Peek a boo baby!

Bella at the store with a doll. Yes, we ended up buying it. I'm such a sucker!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


I can finally say that Bella's room is put together. I L-O-V-E it! And so does Bella. There are just a few things left that I want to do, like vinyl decals, hanging this on the wall, etc. It's definitely the best room in the house and I'm tempted to move in there with her. Ha ha :) She started out in a different room (that is now where I do my vinyl decals) and then I decided to swap rooms. The room used to be sort of an office but ended up collecting junk. Justin had built the shelves to hold all of our books. It had the ugliest cowboy boot border along the top with rope nailed into it. I'm really regretting not taking pictures so I could show the before and after. It is a huge transformation!

The chandelier was given to me by mom's friend. I think she got it at a yard sale and it didn't work. I cleaned it up and Rex & Justin took care of the rest. I'm so glad we put the time into it!

Thinking about adding a vinyl decal tree to this wall.. not sure yet. I just don't want it to be too busy.