Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May Pinterest Challenge

 I thought the Pinterest Challenge for May was a huge success! Andrew didn't work much after graduation so I had lots of time to try new recipes and, which is mostly what I did. I attempted more crafts than I was able to finish so they will have to be featured some other time.

 This was my Mother's Day outfit inspired by this outfit. 

 I made Andrew these gifts for our anniversary after finding the pictures that you can see above.

I made corn dogs for dinner one night, I thought  they sounded so yummy and then when I made them, I remembered I am not a big fan of corn dogs, Andrew loved them though. I got the recipe here. As we were frying we decided to fry some other things as well, you know carrots and cheese, we almost did Oreos, but I was feeling too gross by then. 

This may be my new favorite dessert. It was so so so yummy!!!
 I've always wanted to try a crockpot breakfast casserole and, this one was so so so great. I only made half of the recipe and we had leftovers.
 I'm always willing to try new cookie recipes, this one was tasty, but it is one that requires you to chill the dough, so it for those times when you think "I'll be in the mood for cookies tomorrow," you know, if that ever happens to you.
Along with trying lots of recipes and attempting a few crafts over the last couple of weeks, I also (with some help from Alex) sent my camera through the washer, so yeah, some of these pictures are not my own. This smoothie was really yummy though and it was so great to have something other than the same old smoothie I make most mornings.

Maybe next time I do a challenge I will try some of the workouts instead of only recipes. But I did end up feeling super productive after completing all of these pins.

Sunday, May 12, 2013


 My wonderful hubby graduated last weekend. After 5 1/2 years of taking classes at SUU he is finally ready to take the next step in his education journey. Andrew has worked full time almost the whole time he has been in school, he has also had a wife for the past 5 years and sweet handful of a little boy for 2 years. He has served in a bishopric and volunteered at the hospital and spent time job shadowing and doing research and devoted countless hours to service. Not to mention helping me out with any little project I came up with.  Amidst all of that he earned his bachelors degree in Chemistry, which is pretty much the hardest subject I can think of taking (I only made it through half of a chemistry class before facing the reality of the difficulty). I am so so proud of my wonderful husband. Good job Andrew!!

 Andrew, Carson and Zach!!
The support crew!!!!!! Megan, Lindsay and Courtney!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Pinterest Challenge!

Since being introduced to Pinterest I have spent a lot of time creating boards and pinning recipes and  crafts and cleaning tips and exercise routines and much more. I occasionally try a recipe or make a fun craft or gift, but I don't think the time equals out. This is a way for me to hopefully invest my time better.  I also don't want Pinterest to be a way for me to envy others and their great style, and beautiful homes and their wonderful talents, thus making me feel bad about myself. I want it to be a tool for helping me better myself and my home and family.

So here is my Pinterest challenge!!! My sister is doing it with me and anyone else who wants to try it. You choose 7 pins (or more if you want) and try to accomplish them in two weeks. This can be making a new recipe, trying a new work-out or even just wearing an outfit, anything will work as long as the inspiration comes from one of your pins on Pinterest. Document your efforts and blog about them after the two weeks. I'm excited to see everyone's posts!!