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Monday, November 29, 2010

Eh I tried

I have stopped this blog challenge, I just haven't been feeling good as of late and don't really want to blog about nothing so I'll be done. This post will be my, make before Christmas post! YIPPY!! Ha riiiight. If i can't even blog once a day how in the heck am I supposed to make all this junk?!

BTW, thanks a lot Martha Stewart, I didn't even mean to go to your dumb, inspiring, insane website anyways....

Knit Cowl- so I actually just knitted a cowl last week but compared to this one it's LAME-OO. AND it's called the Dobbs cowl...awwww Dobby! WHY?!!!! I have a bone to pick with you JK Rowling!

Bath Fizzies- I just kind of want this as a gift to myself ;) soooo selfish

Baby Mobile- my aunt has a baby girl, Alexa Summer who will be borned soon so this might be a good shower gift along with the little blanket I'm making...

Body Scrub- now I'm fairly certain I'm a sucker for packaging because if this was in a ziplock bag I probably wouldn't have bookmarked it..well maybe I would have it seems pretty easy...

Lip Balm- again it's all about the packaging baby!

Rosette Scarf- Now I'm not certain I need to make this scarf but i do NEED the rosette tool...hmmm

Tea Candles- seriously?! are you kidding? yes please!

Towl Puppets- These are just kind of a cute idea. prolly won't ever make them but I can dream.

So this list is really for my information so I can keep a list of projects I want to try and maybe if I post about them it will encourage me to actually do something about it!

So again, thanks a lot Martha Stewart...

ok off to take my milk of magnesia...or whatever that stuff is that's supposed to help me sleep...OH I Just googled that, I am not constipated...oh gosh that's awkward, whatever I'm taking starts with an M....hahaha wooops. Maybe Marsupial? I have no idea. I need to sleep ASAP.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Day #23- 15 things

This blog challenge is ALMOST over!! I've done pretty good with not skipping tooo much. Today I'm told to tell you 15 random things about myself, here they are in no particular order:

1. I woke up at 3am to shop this morning- it IS black Friday after all. I saved about $135 (still might go back in for a few things but haven't decided yet)

2. I am currently making Tom Ka Pug ala Turkey for a ward Thanksgiving leftovers dinner

3. My hair's a hot mess right about now. haven't even brushed it today, maybe I should be doing that instead of blogging since I have to go soon...


5. I am a control freak

6. I am left handed and double jointed. basically I'm a freak of nature ;)

7. I hate odd numbers and tomatoes

8. I love the season we are in right now. It's my favorite time of the year

9. I'm almost done Christmas shopping and I may have spent more than I needed/wanted to

10. I'm pretty sure I have arthritis from my knitting/crocheting. my fingers/hands hurt real bad and start spazzing randomly.

11. I strongly dislike when someone calls me sista or sister and says made up words (says is looking like a really weird word to me right it right?!)

12. I really need to be done with this list so I can get ready to go

13. If I had to choose one sandwich shop for the rest of my life it would be Port of Subs...

14. I dislike blow drying my hair

15. I like hand sanitizer.

that is all.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


We take a break from our regularly scheduled programing to talk about Thanksgiving! YAHOO! It's probably one of my favorite holidays (besides Halloween) because it means the Christmas season is here and that mean Christmas music and trees and decorating etc...I just love this time of year. This year was no different, Wednesday night we had dinner at round table pizza with "the families" like always. We had some great entertainment provided by Miss. Reagan. =) she knows how to work a crowd.

 this was outside our window this morning:
really?! i like the snow but not this early and not when i have to drive places!! yikes. and Ty's in Chile enjoying a 2nd summer jealous!
I made it my project to be in charge of the turkey this year. I never realized what a big deal it was and how much work it is. my hands are raw from soap and bleaching everything, I'm so paranoid about cross contamination! So I took some help from one Alton Brown and brined the heck outta the turkey. I just used some stock, salt, peppercorns, orange peel and ice water then let it brine overnight in the fridge. then this morning i rinsed it all out (sick) and patted it dry. Made some aromatics with apple, onion, rosemary and cinnamon. Filled up the cavity with those items and brushed it with butter then baked it and basted it several times through out 3.5 hours. It got a little browner than I thought it would but it made the skin kind of crispy (i hate the skin though, never have liked it).  and this was the finished product:
i have to say for my first turkey ever it was pretty good. the flavor wasn't as intense as i would have liked but it was pretty juicy. I also made a stuffing like quinoa because i hate stuffing. I just made up a recipe and used 4.5 cups of broth/water and 1.5 cups quinoa. half an onion, dried basil, rosemary, toasted pecans and crasins. I loved it. I got seconds of it but couldn't finish because i was far too full.
we had our neighbors and tracy over for our lunch/dinner. it was a mad house for awhile but it all worked out. it was surprisingly less stressful than it has been in years past so that's good.

so tomorrow is black friday. we did go to walgreens and michaels tonight which wasn't as crazy as i thought it would be, i have never shopped on thanksgiving day before and probably won't again. but tomorrow, i'm debating what i want to do. People started lining up here at 2:30 this afternoon for stores that don't open until 5AM!!!!!! yiiikes. that's dedication but i think i'd rather pay an extra bit of money and not have to wait outside in the snow. so i might brave the crowds tomorrow to go to old navy and a few places but we'll see it might just be better to sleep in and avoid all the crazies and the icy streets!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Day #20 & #21

I skipped yesterday which was supposed to be to explain my blog name but that's dumb, i hate my blog name so I skipped it. So today I'm supposed to post a picture of something that makes me happy. This picture makes me happy. I finally saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1. AMAZING. minus the unnecessary and very strange part involving Arry and Hermione....I don't even need to explain it because those who've seen it know what I'm talking about, AWKWARD. and unnecessary. BUT it wasn't as bad as I had heard people make it out to be so I was grateful that it only lasted a few seconds...

LOVED IT. can't wait for part dos!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Day #19 Photo

Another photo of myself was on the menu for this blog challenge. So here it is. They didn't say it had to be recent. But I'm fairly certain I still make that same scowl so it's like looking at a current photo...except for the white-blonde side pony, HUGE grandma glasses, floral/lace/puffy sleeve dress, obnoxious purple watch (not sure why I wore it, I still can't tell time on those stupid things), stick on earrings, and 90's hair tie.

Man I was STYLIN'...still am if I do say so myself...haha ya riiiight.

This is my "get out the way or else" face.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Day #18 Craving

PEANUT BUTTER BALLS!!!!! I am obsessed with them. Especially since starting this diet I'm all about them. The above photo is from google, mine look a little different but they aren't covered in chocolate so it was close enough.


1 C crunchy peanut butter (Adams is best ;))
1/2 C dehydrated milk
1/4-1/2 C agave or honey
sunflower seeds
chocolate chips (optional)

This is just a throw it together see if it looks right recipe. I usually don't measure very accurately (or at all). Sometimes I like them smoother and don't add the sunflower seeds but I always add raisins, they are the best part of the whole dang thing. They are pretty high caloried so on the days i make them I pretty much eat my weight in peanut's gross.  I just made some like 5 minutes ago and I've already eaten 2 plus licked the spoon, I'm an addict and I need PBBA (peanut butter balls anonymous).

On another note: Still haven't seen Harry Potter...I'm bitter.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day #17 family

 today i was told to post a photo of my family so here ya go. lucky dooogs. hahah...errrr ummm....

Friday, November 19, 2010

Day #16 Celebrity


hahaha it's national make people uncomfortable day, what better way than to pretend your celebrity crush is Justin Bieber? i just threw up in my mouth a little bit...

ok all kidding aside.......too bad he's not still around to play holden caufield if catcher in the rye is EVER made into a movie...too bad if it is made into a movie now someone like Robert Pattinsen or other such terrible actors will be cast to play Holden.....we're on a first name basis now. I have very strong opinions on this subject I guess, I think they need an unknown actor to play him. and they need to do it right, just because J.D. Salinger has died doesn't mean they can mess with it.
PHEW. sorry about that.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Day #15 don't leave without it

Today's blog is about something I never leave the house without. Well I thought about this and thought I'd say shoes buuut, there was that one time where i left the house and started driving without shoes. Granted it was during the summer so that gives me some excuse right?

if i didn't have my glasses I wouldn't get far, I'd probably end up in Timbucktwo missing 4 teeth and a deviated septum.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day #14 show

The show that I am most obsessed with would have to be Survivor. There are several others shows out there that I do enjoy (The Office, 30, Community and Sister Wives {don't judge}) but in terms of favorite show, overall I'd have to say Survivor. I've seen every episode of every season, maybe I shouldn't admit that but I have. This season isn't great the people that I've wanted to win have been voted out and the people that I can't stand are thriving (cough NaOnka cough Brenda cough Sash). But that's besides the point, usually I am really happy with the results and who knows, something might turn around this season and surprise me. I would have been 13 during the first season of the show..actually 12. And now I'm old enough (have been for a couple years) to go on the show. There is a casting call coming up...hmmmm.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day #13 Musician

Today's challenge is to post your favorite musician. That's really tough because there are sooooo many out there. I like too many to claim one as my favorite. I like different artists for different reasons. hmmm
I could say that I have the most Beatles songs on my ipod than any other artist
I could say that I listen to Rob Thomas, Mindy Gledhill, Taylor Swift, Lower Lights and VersaEmerge a lot
Sometimes I get in the mood to listen to Christmas music in June
Sometimes I want to listen to fast funky music
Other times I like listening to more slow/soft music (which as of late is what I've been choosing)
Music is hard for me to pick just one artist. I respect them all (well...relatively speaking).

I also like a lot of unknown youtube or local artists that don't have record deals, Fight the Shun (represent), the Gardiner Sisters, and I can't remember a few other youtube names.

It just has to be good music.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day #12 Bellingham

Today I'm supposed to post a photo of my town but what's better than a photo? maybe a VIDEO!

To see the uncropped version click here (my blogger layout crops the video sorry)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day #11 Makeup bag

hahahahHAHAHahahhHAHAHA. Makeup, that's funnnny. Except for Halloween and spirit day at school I have never worn makeup in my LIFE. maybe I should, maybe it would save some people's retinas but seriously I'm too cheap and too uncoordinated to try that stuff. One time a friend tried to put some makeup on me for a mall masquerade for church and I swear she was trying to poke my eye out. So instead I will take you through my "beauty" routine, or lack thereof:

it starts off with this shampoo and conditioner. mmm mmm mm it smells goooood. 
then i wash my face with a bar of soap, that is if I even decide to wash my face. a lot of the time I don't bother because I don't like soap/water in my eyes ya heard.

after said shower, I use some neat lotion. Usually it doesn't matter what kind, whatever will do, I'm in no way a lotion snob. This month's flavor is Suave lavender vanilla. Mmm I guess I like lavender.
after i blowdry/straighten my hair I spray a little matrix hairspray in there to keep the flyaways down...usually doesn't help too much though. my hair has it's own mind. I might not be a lotion snob but I do have specific hairspray needs...just saying.

next i dab a little (or a lot) of this d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s. chapstick alllll over my lips. I love anything spearmint too. I might be a little addicted to it and I might need someone to call Dr. Drew for an intervention.

then last but not least i dab and or spray either of these scents on. now you might think that's a lot of smells going on but the lotion smell never lasts long anyways. my cousin got me a bottle of Chanel No. 5 while I was in Utah, he works at this company that sells that kind of thing for cheaaaaap. it smells so good and it's just the essence of the smell so instead of lasting for an hour or two the scent lasts allll day long. mm mm good.
and that's about it. I through on some clothes and head out the door. pretty exciting.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Day#10 fooood

I have no desire to get on the computer so there won't be any pictures on this post. Today i
Am supposed to post my favorite place to eat. I don't eat out much but when I do I like pad Thai, salad from the olive garden, hot dogs without the bun from Costco, and I also love to eat at work. I work with some grrrreat cooks one in particular makes anything taste amazing and it's always healthy.

I can't believe ive stuck with this blog challenge for this long it's a miracle!

Posted from iPod

Friday, November 12, 2010

Day #9- last purchase

So besides the Port of Sub's sandwich I bought last week these are my last purchases ;):
my favorite yellow toggle hooded coat from old navy. i LOVE it. only downside is the pockets would have been better as side pockets instead of these square ones. Also would have been nice if it was fully lined, it's a little itchy with short sleeved shirts.

this is technically my LAST purchase, YARN. I just took this photo off the internet but they had a sale on Vanna White yarn which is my favorite stuff to work with so I bought 18 skeins. I only spend $14!! well I guess I had a $25 gift card too ;).

ok I'm SUCH a liar. Why does anyone ever believe me? haha I forgot I stopped at trader joes yesterday. I bought 2 bags of my favorite pecan praline granola, vanilla almond milk, almond meal x2, minestrone soup and whole wheat Lavash bread. Seriously that bread is delicious! it's like a huge slice of flat bread that is great for wraps and sandwiches. I made burritos with them tonight with shredded chicken, beans and cheese (it crisps up real good). YUMMM. I also plan on making some indian curry and using the bread as my utensil. Don't judge.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day #8- Song

Today's challenge is to post a song to match my mood. That's hard because I'm not much of anything right now haha. SO here is a random mish mash of songs for you to check out:

Jeff Buckley- Hallelujah- this song has been played on my ipod aprox. 248 times

Lower Lights Hymn Revival - thanks Emily for this, I listen to their CD everyday and whenever people get in my car they think I'm nuts just ask Tiana ;) Actually she said she didn't mind them.

Mumford and Sons- Roll Away your Stone- I LOVE them lately. seriously check them ouuuut.

Today's Theme Song
-this has a little story behind it, today I was driving one of our ward's YW home from a sleep over we had for activity and when we got to her house her front door was wide open and nobody was home. We were a little freaked out so we left and ended up calling 911--FIRST TIME EVER. It was pretty intense haha. Everything ended up being ok, nobody had broken in to the house thankfully but she still came over and spent the day at my house. It was pretty funny, us in our pajamas chasing the 2 cop cars down the street and back again trying to get their attention.

Also, any Joaquin Phoenix rap. that is all.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day #7- wedding

So I have never been married, not sure if anyone could put up with my weird antics ;-) just being honest. haha but if I ever DID get married it would be in a temple and I guess it doesn't matter which temple because they all accomplish the same thing but I especially love the Manti temple in Utah. It's in this small podunk town miles from everything it seems like. but it's always been my favorite even as a kid. here's a picture of it:
 it was one of the original temples and is very old looking. seriously it's so pretty. The day before Ty went into the MTC my uncle Andy took us on the hour drive there while everyone else was at school/work. I took A LOT of pictures probably 200 just of this temple i love everything about it. For those who haven't been there they have this huuuuuge hill where they perform programs every year. this isn't the best picture of it but I really liked the sky so there ya go.
 also if i DID get married i really like this cake which is a little different and not very wedding-y but maybe that's why i like it. not that i could eat it anyways.
 i also like this kind of idea with different cakes not stacked together
and i really enjoy these flowers. just saying.

all these photography blogs i look at have amazing wedding photos so i just went back to a few of my favorites.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Day #6 pets

So today's blog challenge is to post what kind of pet you would love to have. I thought I was going to be soooo clever and say I wanted a liger like in that one movie ;) buuut when I googled it, it's A REAL THING!! FAIL! I thought someone might be playing a trick on me but sure enough it's real:
 so I've decided that I would love a real cub liger that would stay a cub foreva. isn't it sooo cute? ahh meow meow i want to pet it!

if a liger isn't an option I would love a black or chocolate lab. preferably one that would stay a puppy forever too, although grown up labs are cool too i just like the look of a puppy. or maybe a huskie would be a cool dog, we used to have one until someone gave it away while i was at school....JERK.

but since neither of the above two animals can stay a puppy forever, i would take a horse too if that's ok. i think horses are the bee's knees, it would be cool to live on a farm or ranch with a few of these things, and maybe a liger running around there too ;D

Sidenote: today is my 200th post! woopdi doooooooooo.

 maybe a koala would be a cool pet, or a kangaroo, NO a giraffe!! oh man even better than a horse, a ZEBRA. people have them as pets you know, I could do it too!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Day #5 old photo

this photo was from Chrey's wedding in 2008 so that would be 2 years ago right?

i think this picture was from 2 years ago too. i hate looking at pictures of myself, especially from before my diet i just get disgusted with myself. but it's good motivation (kind of) to loose more weight. huzzah!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Day #4- Friend

 so today's post is about friends. i have some friends. some in low places (name that song) but not really. so here are a couple pictures of some friends:
this is my friend abby ( far left) and I at our friend chrey's wedding.

this is a bad picture but this is of my friend michelle and i. there was a mouse in the house so we did the only logical thing, jumped up on the counter while my dad was being rather girly about the whole situation and joined us on the counter ty had to be the hero and kill it haha. michelle has been a friend for a loooong time since we were like 6 or 7. we do some goofy things and put together we have one full brain! together we discovered that we are not jewish!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Day #3- Date

 So today's blog challenge is to describe your perfect date. I'll be honest, I have NO idea I don't get out much haha. But this looks like I has the potential to be fun:

i have always wanted to skydive and I love scrabble. PERFECT!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Day #2- Something I ate

This is a little goofy, who cares what I've eaten today?! haha NOBODY that's who. I just got back from a meeting, I skipped breakfast then I just had some toasted bread with cheese for lunch (REAL healthy)...Usually I try to eat a little healthier but we need to go grocery shopping so that's what I had. Sticking with the healthy theme here's what I had for dessert:

 it's "sugar free" that might make it worse for me than regular candy but somedays I just need a little candy so this is what I get. It's pretty good actually, just don't eat a lot...dun dun dun ;) TMI
I didn't really eat this but I drank half of it. I LOOOVE V-Fusion V8, hate the regular V8 but I love this other stuff. see so I did get SOME veggies in there ;). The day is still young though I have plenty of time for the healthy stuff later.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Give it a Whirl! Day 1

A friend of mine posted this blog challenge that she is going to start soon and I thought what the hay? I've been lacking on the blogging front for awhile maybe it will help me get back to it, we'll see if I actually follow through! Here's an outline of what you might expect over the next month.

30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.

Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.

Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.

Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.

Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.

Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.

Day 7 – Your dream wedding.

Day 8 – A song to match your mood.

Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.

Day 10 – A photo of your favorite place to eat.

Day 11 – What’s in your makeup bag?

Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.

Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?

Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.

Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without.

Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.

Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.

Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.

Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.

Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.

Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.

Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.

Day 23 – 15 facts about you.

Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.

Day 25 – What’s in your purse?

Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you’ve been to.

Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?

Day 28 – Your favorite movie.

Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.

Day 30 – A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past.
Here is a photo of me in my brand new coat! super excited for it. It's yellow, it has toggle buttons and a hood and it was half off! As far as my day's gone, it's not even 11 yet but I guess it's going good so far, I'm having an internal debate about my hair. I have always wanted long nice hair but ever since it's been long (4+ years) it's not been nice long hair, it's gotten kind of thin and gross from all the flat ironing I do so I'm trying to decide if I want to get it all chopped off or not. It might have to be a spontaneous thing because I might loose my nerve. That will be a post for another day though. This is the hair I liked when I googled haircuts:
ahhhhh so many choices so little time/money/hair!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Whooooo are yooou?

I made this last Friday for a birthday try to guess what it could be!! muhahaha

a sock? maybe an ice scraper cover?
hmmm...more clues to the puzzle but what could it be?
another hint, have you guessed it yet?

how about now? (this is just gonna have to stay sideways blogger is driving me nuts right now) 
any final guesses?!

okay I'll just tell (show) you. it's an OWL!! hoooot hooooot i looove owls, no joke I even have one that sits outside my window staring at me for a LONG time, kind of creepy. I prefer the kind that can't swoop down and eat my cat so that's what this is.

I made this hat with extra yarn I had then I decided to just give a hat is pretty LAME-O so I found a really quick and easy owl pattern online (thanks raverly!) and knitted him up that night while I watched The Office, Community and Outsourced. I'm a sucker for those types of shows I guess. if only 30 Rock had been on it would have been complete haha. wow that makes it look like I watch a lot of TV but that's pretty much it for the week except for Survivor and AMazing Race. I'll just stop now haha.

It was a super easy pattern to follow and if you know how to knit, purl, K2TOG you could make this no problem. The original pattern just said to use felt for the nose and eyes but I wanted to have it be all knitted/crocheted so I made up my own nose pattern then I just did 2 easy crocheted circles for the eyes.

I have another one almost completed now and I plan on making a smaller one to go with it to match another set of hats I made a few weeks ago. That might be my new thing, making a small toy to go with the hats I make. I have big plans for this pattern I could turn it into a robot, a cat, a dog, a car...the possibilties are endless!

Monday, November 1, 2010


It's all about this blog now. I do have a small post in the works, might post it tomorrow. I'm just not into it right now with all the blogging going on for my brother it's hard to keep up on this silly pointless blog.


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