March 31, 2014

Be a Good One.

I don't know why Monday's keep approaching so quickly. Tomorrow starts the month of April, and I can't seem to grasp that. The days are moving too fast, and things that I want to do, or people I want to see, don't seem to happen. I've learned that when life is your absolute hardest and sometimes you don't think you can take it any more, you get thrown even more curve balls. My 40+ hr work weeks are seeming like 70, and I feel like I have no time to do anything. I made a full list of things I needed to do for my house this weekend, and when it came down to it, I wanted to craft, and make myself happy. And, isn't that what life is about? Being happy? I think so.

As a family, we have learned that it doesn't matter how much we make, if we have cereal for dinner, what other couples and families get to do, or if I'm late to work because I take Tanner to school. Because to be honest, I'd rather spend 5 extra minutes with my best friend, then 5 minutes in my quiet office. That would make me happy, and I need to work more on making me happy. I've started to realize that friends come and go, and your relationships with others change. That's all about growing up, but change is hard. Man, it is so hard! Tanner and I always laugh after we are having a hard time, or become frustrated about something, because at the end of the day, we know we have each other, and that's all that matters. I guess I've just really started to realize what is truly important in life.

Yesterday, we decided to write a new quote on the chalkboard, and we both agreed on the one below: "Whatever you are, be a GOOD one." I love that. It doesn't matter who you are, as long as you're doing good, and making yourself happy. That's what life is about, and there's no greater reminder than having it posted in your house!

My rad sister sells her prints and stuff. Whatever you are be a good one - art print

There's nothing better to make you happy, than spending a full week with family. We are lucky to have families that live so close, and are happy to make the trip to visit us. I can't wait to watch the LDS General Conference this weekend with the ones I love, and listen to our prophets voice! I invite all to watch it with me, because it will make you happy. Every session I watch, I am amazed that there is something spoken that is meant for me, and is an answer to my prayers.

March 29, 2014

A Saturday Craft

This afternoon, I made a wreath that I've had on my mind for a couple days now. When we were at the St. George home, I took home some brown coffee filters that were left over from renters because I had been wanting to make this wreath for a while now. But, I also wanted to make a new Easter wreath. So,  after searching for a few ideas, and realizing I didn't want to dye my filters especially because they were brown, I came up with the idea of making a wreath out of coffee filters, and cupcake liners. Sounds weird right? Well, luckily it came out better than I had imagined!

I grabbed a foam wreath at Hobby Lobby for $5, and used my 40% off coupon. Morgan than suggested to cut them in half, so that it would be flat against the door, and we can save it for another wreath in the future! I'm glad I have such smart friends! JK...she read that on Pinterest. :)

I bought these mini cupcake liners because they were the perfect pastel color I was looking for. I was worried about them being mini, but once again, they worked better than expected!

I just flattened the coffee liner, and then pinched the edged together to make a "flower". Towards the end, I realized that it was better to cut off the point, so it would be easier to hot glue. I then used those scraps for some fillers when I saw blank space.

Once I glued them onto the foam wreath, I just made clusters of the colored cupcake liners, and also added some white liners that I had lying around. 

I decided to add the colors sporadically, and towards the top, then the bottom, and just keeping with the pattern.

And, Voila! I love how it turned out! 

If you had lots of time, it would also be super cute to just do the pastel colors, but I really love the contrast on mine. I hope you enjoy!

March 28, 2014

Our St. George Trip

Alright, alright. I know I promised pictures of our trip about three days ago, but my original post (along with some of my tabs, and design) got completely deleted with one little click. And then, because Blogger is just so dang quick, it was saved like that forever. So, I had a second's worth of freaking out, and then decided it wasn't worth getting stressed over, and took a few "days off".

On Wednesday we sold Tanner's beloved Big Blue. I couldn't get over 40 on the freeway, so that was cool. A couple months ago we were told it could potentially blow up at any minute, and a potential buyer's mechanic heard I was taking it to Carmax, and told me to NOT drive it on the freeway. When I kissed Tanner goodbye that morning, I literally thought that was the last time I would be seeing him, and I'm serious. I've never said so many prayers in one drive. I almost got hit by multiple honking semi's, but I started having my flashers on at all times, so I think they started to get the hint. It was another stressful car day, but hopefully we won't have any more of those for a while, or I'll have to start taking Tanner's scooter on the freeway. Oh what a sight! I've received manyyyy tender mercies this week, and I'm very thankful.

bye bye.

Moving on to St. Geezy. My boss had a vacation rental that she ended up selling, so my responsibility was to go down and host a moving sale. I was extremely excited, because it was my first time staying in St. George, so I was ready to explore, and see the beautiful red rock. As stressful as it was getting prepared to sell someone else's furniture, it ended up being a blast, and I wish we could have stayed longer! And, did I mention it was a free trip!? So pretty much, after this week, I feel very accomplished with my driving skills.

Morg & Mckay, and Shell came with us. It just so happened that Shelley's sister and brother in-law went down the same weekend, so it was a party, to say the least.

We left on Friday afternoon, and got there in time to post the furniture on KSL and Craigslist, make some signs for our Moving Sale, and get a bite to eat at The Habit, one of our favorite places to eat in CA!

We then started The Butler super late, (I wouldn't recommend seeing it), and it ended up being longer than we imagined. So, we all went to sleep late, and I started getting phone calls at 6am for the furniture.

We were exhausted and hungry after the sale, since we only had Costco muffins all day (not complaining), but decided to go on the most gorgeous hike ever (that should give you the location-GO!) We stopped at The Lunch Box right near Dixie to fuel up, and I would definitely go back!

The drive to the hike took about 20 minutes, and we were able to enjoy some beautiful scenery.

We had to wait a couple minutes for a parking spot, so of course we pumped up the music, and took some pics.

Once we got to the actual hike, I was so overwhelmed with how breathtaking the red rock, along with how green it was getting! I was already so pumped for the hike, but I had NO idea it would be so amazing. It definitely exceeded my expectations.

The weather was absolutely perfect. We started and ended with our jackets on. I loved it. Perfect hiking weather!

We didn't have to go through these boulders, but we loves the adventure!

Senior Pics


They still love each other, no worries.

A little kid, and his froggie.

I had a blast with my best bud.

If you didn't know, we were actually at the pyramids!

It was so windy at one point!

We obviously had a complete blast! Sunday we cleaned up, picked up and packed the Uhaul (well the men did!), and had a sage drive home. If anyone wants to buy a couch or some barstools, hit me up! :)

This was my print-out for my work space this week. It's such a great reminder, and I just love it. Happy Friday!