Monday, December 27, 2010


Keeping it real with the messy Christmas morning house. Ah gotta love it! Opening her stocking, LOVE the face & sweet bedhead

Her "Santa" gift: A pink kitchen... She TOTALLY has loved that thing!
Last well actually first but who cares.. Roo and I sprinkling magic reindeer food in the lawn (aka oats with hairspray and glitter along with a dash of Christmas sprinkles. Lucky reindeer!) Also dont mind my chubby cheeks....This little girly is gonna be soooo worth it! But DO notice how my shoes are sinking into the snow BRRRR

Favorite part of the day: Roo in disbelief that Santa REALLY did eat the cookies and milk. Along with our yummy christmas day feast! That put all of us in a mad food coma! Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Wow! I cannot believe all the snow we have been pounded with...

Its madness!
Lots of snow outside means lots of mess inside. I will take heat over snow any day! Swimming does not lead to constant house cleaning, just pretty tanned skin. :) For now it is very pretty and makes Christmas feel that much more magical. This is the girly getting her 'snow' time so I am more sane and she gets worn out(fingers crossed) hopefully. Other than snow time we have well I have been nesting.. headband making, baby laundry doing, all sorts of getting ready for this girly stuff. Man oh man I forgot how good baby laundry smells. Oh and newborn diapers, really are they (the babes) that small??? EEEkk! Ahhhh makes me want her here now! (almost)If only I could finish her room up we would be ready. Guess its time to wrap up my projects and get ready for the best holiday ever...
P.S. snow makes for rad family night movies with hot coco
And FYI we got like a foot more of the powder this morning.....

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


For you Lauren, click bigger to read. I wanted you to see Mykah has NOT forgotten you!

Some days I feel like I have ADD. No really, I bounce from one project to the next rarely getting back to finish what I started. So I made a rule for myself of not starting something else till I finish what I had started first. Good rule uh? Now I guess I better follow it, I mean seeing how I put it on my blog and all? Really though, I think the end of a pregnancy can do some crazy things to your brain. For example my 'To Do' list that started out simple and now has like 20 things on it.

Top 5

-Baby 'S' 's nursery(finally came up with a color scheme..whew!)

-Mykah's room (finish it up)

-Kitchen (put together, reorganize)

-HEADBANDS..... Lots and some sparkly bracelets for Mykah and Baby S

-Finish Christmas shopping and mail off packages

Notice how Christmas is next week and its on the bottom of the list? Nice, good to see I am prioritizing!

P.S. TJmaxx(love that store) has the softest bath mats for cheap!(I really wanted one!) and Target has the best red icees :)

P.S.S. or is it P.P.S.? Family I really miss all your guts, like really REALLY bad. xoxo

Saturday, December 11, 2010


I am in major nesting phase. Clean, organize, and put together every room phase is more like it! Only I am a complicated girl and I am making things hard on myself because I LIKE NO COLORS! I want a white nursery with touches of brown(crib) and cream with TONS of texture and glam. I would like a simple unfussy room for this baby that can be combined later on with Mykah's. Oh and I am on a mad tight budget! SO here are a few ideas I found that I really like... I LOVE the ties on the top of these curtains... darling maybe a DYI? *Help mom??
I love LOVE this shade of green.....

I like how clean this nursery feels. Plus, I have a wicker chair like this one that is already painted silver.
And I will take this striped chair please! Maybe just incorporate the pattern in the room? Also those darling butterfly shades.. So cute and SO me! Maybe I can make some?

Thursday, December 9, 2010


You mean its a messy idea to let you 2 year old (and her dollies) help you make pizza dough? Uh, I would have never guessed! You cant even see how much flour got on her or the floor seeing how she is wearing white and so is the floor. After all our fun happinings,me and the swiffer are like 'this' (imagine fingers crossed) as of lately. But gosh the girl loves to cook and practice makes perfect.. rrrright?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I have seen so many cute advent calenders done and thought I would attempt to make one. Mykah was a great little helper. She did an awesome job glittering the envelopes, so good that my kitchen floor was glittered just as good. It was pretty rad all those sparkles in our house.... Anyway she saw these cute little 'birdies' at the craft store and we threw some of those in and the leftovers on our real tree..hehe I had some leftover rhinestones and threw some in the branches for fun and a little more sparkle... Look closer and you will see our little branch/tree is anchored in RICE... sweet eh? It was a fun little afternoon project short and sweet and really messy! Just the kind of project we like!
P.S. We filled the envelopes with little activity's to do each day, a random chocolate square here and there and a few little toys we snagged in the dollar section at walmart. We are so excited for christmas! (mainly cuz it means I am that much closer to meeting unnamed baby girl..:)

Monday, December 6, 2010


(older pic, notice dark hair and considerably smaller-ish tummy)

Today I am grateful for two little girls and since I keep it real....

'one' of the girls has been a stinker like NO OTHER the past two days....

AND ONE is giving me a ghetto booty! I will let you put the pieces together :0)
But really I am truly grateful for both of them, especially because at one point I thought I would never have kids of my own. That is what I remind myself when things get hairy as they often do in motherhood. Cant wait to meet this little baby girl!

Friday, December 3, 2010


I was asked for a good part of the morning to let her go out and play in the snow. I finally caved and figured she would only play for like 5 minutes max. Not so, she was out there for at least an half hour just stomping up and down the driveway. Pleased as punch she finally got out of the house.

Till she found a icky yucky bug. Ah girls! I was told to "go ahead, go kill it momma. I will wait here."

Christy, Me, Lauren, and Sheridan..... Amy I am not sure why you weren't in it with us xoxo!
See my massive belly? Ten weeks left thank you, and I went back Blonde! I needed a little change-me-upper!

Anywhoo, I absolutely love L.O.V.E. this time of year, especially seeing how we get to spend it in REAL snow! I am so gonna be a legend when we move back to AZ. Ha ha! Ya if only it were that easy! I am dying with this cold and its not even 'winter' yet! I miss the good ole AZ sun... But really even I cant be grumpy with snow when it makes everything look so darn pretty. Mykah loves all the snow and gets so excited to run out and play in it any chance she gets! Funny girl. Sooo not my child, Totally Todd's :)

We were lucky to be able to go down to AZ for Thanksgiving. Mykah was a trooper the drive down and back up, me well I could have not done the 15 hrs it took us to get back home due to the snow.To say the least we will be staying put till march..wink*wink* Happy Friday!

Friday, October 8, 2010


My sidekick, LOVE HER!
Sweet shelves Todd made me..don't mind the random decorating..getting to it!

Halloween Decorations!

Spooky vase fillers! Yep that's 'eye of newt'.. Mykah loves it! We had fun getting spooky this year! OK I cant lie and I totally have to give props where it is due! I totally stole the idea for the tags from (Chris u would LOVE her site!)and while I was there I loved her tutorial on the Ballard inspired shelves.... So we made em! (ask me how cheap they were!)See above.. granted my execution is not as rad as hers but hey I am still rebounding!! lol These will have to do!

Last year Mykah had baby white pumpkins in her bedroom and LOVED em. So I decided to try and do it every year. I LOVE white pumpkins... And I love that Mykah feels special having her 'own' pumpkins!
P.s. my pics were supposed to be after my post. How horrid am i for not fixing it! ;)

Longtime no post. Been super crazy around here. Ya right, I just put off blogging till the next day, and till the next, and yada yada. We had a fun AZ trip that I took NOT ONE picture while I was there. It was so fun to go back and realize how MUCH i miss my home! Even if flying was a little more umm nausea inducing than i previously had remembered :) The day we got home I thought 'How am I going to live in Utah and like it?' I tried not to cry the whole day because I missed my family SOOO much. Well I am happy to report I don't hate Utah, I am trying to be positive and enjoy my time here.. and hopefully we will be in AZ before i know it! After all Utah is having an actual "fall" right now!! Leaves are changing PEOPLE!! Everyday Mykah and i go for walks to enjoy the weather and check out the tight Halloween decorations... man my hood can decorate! Totally kidding! So until I get back in the swing of blogging here is our happenings!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Today was one of those days. I seem to have had a lot of those the last few months...cough cough.
The kind were PJ's (i only wish i looked so cute with bead head as her!) and bed head are an all day happening. Where when I do feel good its just enough to clean up whats been neglected for the past days and start to get caught up only to have another day sneak up on me. I am 17 weeks and feel more of it slipping away so I hope to catch up on all my neglected housewifey things. For now its PJ's, parks, simple dinners, and a bubble bath almost every night... And this weather! I am dying at how cool it feels up here! I am so excited for fall and the weather is gorgeous! The other day Roo and I went to Michael's aka "the pumpkin store" and checked out all the cute decorations. I always seem to love the ones that remind me of the ones I had when I was little, the cute vintage/nostalgic em. And every year I seem to gravitate towards a theme. This year I am loving the natural elements of fall(more organic) and LOVING the basic orange and black with a bit of purple in the mix and all the glitter! SO fun! Of course my personality is to love two things that are polar opposites! Wish me luck in the execution! Now onto the random food pic. PUFFED FRENCH TOAST! aka doughnuts for dinner! SO yummy! We made a few alterations. I used wheat/white bread, and we added strawberries. I also omitted the 'canola' oil and used grape seed oil. It was pretty much like a cross between Jack in the box FT sticks and a krispy kreme doughnut! Go to they have a trillon other yummy recipes. Try their Black Bean soup while your at it! Its the best!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Let the countdown commence! 17 more days till i get to go home! Well back to Arizona so technically not my home now... I am stoked! LIKE SUPER SUPER STOKED! I have lots to do before I leave...eek I better get shakin.
* Repaint frames for Mykahs room...(pics will be up when I am finished with her room..)
* Paint TV stand black
* Get Halloween box out! (not decorated yet, just out.)
* Finish Burlap table runner (so fun for fall! I love the texture of burlap..So excited to get decorating for the holidays!)
* Eat pasta salad (yes, the one mentioned above. I ate it for lunch today and I got an extra for dinner ;)
* Finish putting together house in general.... Plus all the norm, dishes, laundry, oh if only you could really do everything consecutively. It would all be so easy! Ya know without the mom, read me 'Pingo'. 'mom, can we make cookies. mom, can we go hunt I am a sucker for that cute girl though and always fold. My list will be there tomorrow.
Oh and p.s. Todd stained my table(the one a few post back) a chocolate brown! Yep it looks GREAT! Now i just gotta finish my burlap runner and get my chair covers in and....It will be all ready to decorate with glittery pumpkins for fall! Oh, how I LOVE fall...ahhh and I will actually have one living here in Utah! Hey I gotta find something to be happy about up here!
{Family} "Mykah in the Bath"
Dad: Mykah are you eating bubbles??
Mykah: mmm Bubbles are nummy, num num num...(literally this is what she said while doin a little happy dance)lol
Dad: Bubbles will give you toots!
Mykah: OH CRAP! (as they come spilling out of her mouth)
Positive: At least I dont swear. It would be much worse than Crap! Love you guys!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

"Maternity Must Haves"

These jeans by GAP $79. So cute on would look darling with flats and a cardi(my 'O.F.' aka old faithful) for this chilly Utah weather...such an AZ girl, waiting for a mad sale to purchase these bad boys.

Isabella Oliver Ruched Pencil skirt $115. So gorgeous, so simple. Lets talk about the length here, long enough to cover up 'g's' even when chasing after Mykah. Plus super Hot! Todd loves pencil skirts, Plus all there maternity line is designed to last your whole 9 months. Bonus! Any one who knows me knows I would wear this like all the time!! But I so cant get over the price and for that its on my 'wish list' aka never gonna happen.

Paradise Bakery Pasta Salad... i CRAVE this magical noodle concoction.


Thanks Amy for letting us tag along with your crew up to Bear Lake. We had a blast, she had a ball. Love you

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Well we had an exciting weekend... Mykah and I drove up to Salt Lake to meet Amy, and then we followed her up to Logan. About an hour after getting there I discovered I had Todd's car keys in my purse. So instead of going to Bear Lake we spent the night in Logan and went home early in the morning. It was so fun to see Amy and the crew. Mykah and Dax played and played.. we even fit in some swimming while Amy and I caught up. Man I miss my FAMILY. So now here we are at home. Tuesdays..BLAH. I thought I would show Mykah's new bed. Seeing how sleeping on a mattress on the floor was not cutting it with all these spiders! So after searching craigslist and KSL day after day and not finding anything under 100 that I liked, I finally gave up and got this bed from Ikea. It was super cheap and no fuss. The color, well one day I will spray paint it a silver color but for now I am leaving it black. As you can see I still have a ton of ';putting' together to a bed (p.s. I love how she shoves her babies behind the bed...) We did pull out our TV stand and spray painted in 'Ivy Leaf' green...yucky. It was horrid! I wanted to give up and buy a new one. Then reality hit and I realized I would have to fix it! So i mixed some paint and gave it a few coats.. while my hair got dipped too! Don't worry Christy I wont cut it out! Although I am tempted it is all hard and crusty...yucky. Hopefully our TV stand will last a wee bit longer! See typical Tuesday stuff......

Friday, July 30, 2010

Belly Friday

Lets clarify, Yes that's a bright flash. Yes I have my 'other' shirt pulled up, and if you squint and look real close I have on an ugly concentrating face. OK? It coulda been worse.. like I could of exposed my belly....BARE!(gasp) But that would be UN modest and UN lady like..
I am 12.5 Weeks? We go into the Dr on the 6th, so excited!
We went to the mall with Nat to look for some ""missionary" clothes for her and we had fun while Mykah kinda ran wild. All the fun was ruined when I walk in my house and I spy a fat SPIDER on my COUCH! EEEKK! I HATE spiders. I would rather deal with roaches! The couch was my safe place from them.. Which I have two safe places... Roos bed and the couches. For some reason I have OCD about spiders and have to find spider-proof places I also have to pull furniture away from walls and spray raid nightly. Yuck we are calling a bug man. Little devils I do not know how they get in!!! So when I put Mykah down for a nap and she looked all cute and snuggly.. I got in beside her and cuddled that little lovey because life is short and I am safe from spiders in her bed. Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Feeling 'PatcHy'

L-this pics for you.. hhhmmm interesting! The weather here is like fall in Gilbert. Its getting me all confused! Its also really gray out and I could really use some AZ sunshine to get me motivated for the day. I have yet to shower...ugh. I guess I better get moving I mean even mykah has had a shower and is all dressed for the day ;) Last night as I was mixing some salts for mykahs bath and adding so EO, I poured in some orange EO and it reminded me of AZ. I never knew that the smell of oranges would remind me so much of winters back home. I have so many good memories of going to the Orange Patch with my mom when we were little. She would load up me and Curtie and take us on the long drive there. Well really it was not too far but when your little you think 20 mins in the car is long :) We would get there and see the little shop and the groves surrounding it and you could smell the oranges...aaahhh We would go in and see piles and piles of citrus and fun little shelves of trinkets.. It seemed we always went before Christmas so it reminds me of that as well, how we would spend forever telling my mom what we wanted for Christmas..we were boogers! When it came time to check out and pay for our boxes of citrus Curtie and I would beg and beg for a piece of rock candy(which we got) and we would leave happy. I loved that Orange Patch. It makes me realize how much I took living in AZ for granted. All the things I did not go to or did not see. Up here we always want to get out of the house so we go 'exploring' and find fun new things. When we move back I vow to 'explore' more! Promise. Now to go shower and work on my house a bit and squeeze in some snuggle time with little lovey. Belly pic tomorrow....(mom 4 u) love u.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Its pretty pathetic

The condition on my table. It was a darling white when we got it for Christmas a while back. A few moves later and one wild animal with artistic tools of crayons and markers and such... well it has suffered some "damages". Now its time for an update. I cannot pick a color! I have thought a light teal, yellow, green... I love colors. But, I always tend to pick colors when really I am a neutral girl when it comes to my home. Loads of white, brown, black, carmels, you get the idea. I like my color switch-out-able. A table is not switch-out-able. My cushions are white with velvet black they don't need to match just make sense. Any ideas? (excuse the bad lighting and my freshly bathed wild haired beauty.)

On a side note is it almost fall?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Todays Agenda

AAAAhhhhhhhahahahahahahahaha evil laugh**evil snicker***hehehe
Wild hair, wild smile

My Pro Castle Builder. We are so proud, can you feel all the love that went into this bad boy?

*Todays Agenda*
* Woke up at 7am
* Made 'faux' pancakes(yummy)
* Get dressed,I need some new clothes ugh! My belly is getting fat! I hate the not 'quite' preggo stage. Double ugh Roo needs new clothes.GGGreat.
* Head to the mall
* Naps
* Organize and finish cleaning from yesterday.
* Make some new clips for Myk.
* Make a yummy healthy dinner for my family.
* Plant our liitle garden, pics to come...
* Bathe darling daughter, bed for her.
* Alone time with Todd...Finally ;)

Monday, July 26, 2010


(enjoy this little gem I had on my comp.. curtie and roo;)Ok so its not REALLY a newsflash. Mykah just has watched the same Backyardagin episode OVER and OVER and OVER....ah(long sigh). Well I figured I better do a new post so people don't begin to think I am really as depressing as my last post!! Plus I am finally feeling better!! aka not sick all day! Just one sick spell usually and normally its in the evenings. I have a new found empathy for people that get uber sick while pregnant. UGH!! I was not this sick with Mykah, at least NOT that I remember... But that was like ten years ago! :) One last pregnant update(for my fam) its true what they say about showing sooner, I am only 11 1/2 wks and I look like I did with Myk at 3 months..eek, Luckily no weight gain yet!!, I miss family dinners. I never realized how much work goes into a FULL meal! Last night we made our own lil fam dinner. Todd made some orange roughy(which I found out is horrid to eat...HIGH in mercury..hint hint my roughy eatin friend who shall not be named!) I made salad, mashed potatoes and Rhodes rolls(yum). It was a yummy dinner but man the dishes. Oh the dishes!! haha We may come back to AZ better cooks and a Little more appreciative for family. We had a great Sunday and we really love our ward and I cant believe I am saying this sooo soon.. but I feel blessed. I am trying really hard to make the best of this situation. Anyone who knows me knows how much my family means to me. I know that Utah is where we need to be(for now) and I am blessed for a sweet husband and darling daughter, and our good health and this sweet little baby that is coming in February. So I will focus on the good things in my life and make the best of it. So I really like the blogs that do a picture a day so I am going to TRY to do that on our blog. Hopefully I will follow through and spruce my blog up a bit along the way! Lots of room puttin together to do so I am off! Maybe some before and afters???

Monday, July 12, 2010


Well I guess its time to update... Plus since we moved to Utah,we are having super fun and are wicked crazy busy!! (sarcasm) No I want all our friends and family to stay updated on our 'Utah happenings.' My family came up for the fourth and we had our own little fireworks show.. Mykah LOVED fireworks...a little too much! There is her and Todd setting off a smoke bomb and Lauren being a chicken and running away.. haha kidding L! We were glad to have some company and had fun while they were here! The other day I put on Mykahs suit and let her run through the sprinklers, she insisted on doing a little dance while I tried to snap some pics..haha She gets her sweet moves from her mom... And If you ask yourself why does she have a golf club in her hand??? Well since we moved into our house she has to have one by her or with her at ALL times...I wish I was kidding! She even sleeps with them!! She tells Todd and I there are monsters outback and she is scared. Uhh ya a little freaky! We did a couple things to 'fix' that and she is still a little freaked about noises and she still sleeps with the clubs..Oh well. Well hopefully my other updates will be more cheery and happy and more me but for now, I miss my family, I miss my friends, I really miss my nieces and nephews and sweet sis in laws. I miss my home, AZ will always be our home and hopefully someday (soon)we will be back.. I am a little bummed I have to have a baby in UT. I wanted all my kids born in AZ.. Todd wont let me come down to have it, plus that's a little irrational!! (I have till feb to convince him..)Haha Depressed yet?