Friday, December 10, 2010

If You Thought the Leopard Shoes Were Crazy...

Then call me crazy again. I LOVE this leopard pencil skirt. Wouldn't it be fabulous to wear to 
Christmas parties?


Friday, December 3, 2010

I'm Dreaming of a...

Boot-Filled Christmas. Some of my faves:
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Crazy, I know. But I love them! Find it Here

And last, but not least, it would be nice if these came with the boot filled Christmas as a bonus:
Gotta Love a Good Asics

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

If Only I Had A Bearskin Rug

All schools were canceled here in Rupe-town for the rest of the week because of the blizzard we've been having for the past couple of hours.
It makes me want to do this:
 While eating this:
Instead, I am sitting at work, watching the wind whip at the windows while snow blows in every direction.. Ugh! So what do I do while 3/4 of Rupert is all cozy at home? 
It may entail fries-
Which I may have ordered with my lunch-
I may have enjoyed them-
Even though it's a no-no!
Guilt is setting in, but only in the parts of my body that the fry fat hasn't reached I guess my guilt isn't that much! I taught Zumba this morning and will teach it again tonight. That will cancel out SOME of those fry calories...or maybe I'll just use those burned calories to fulfill my current daydream of a fireplace, hot chocolate and warm cookies. Now if I only had a bearskin rug...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

And So It Begins...


Front Yard
 We woke up at 7:30 am to kids screaming. The neighbor kids had realized it snowed over 4 inches. Needless to say, Aggie joined in the action. It was her first time with snow, and she went crazy!

Aggie Loves Her Some Snow - noticed her covered face?

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Our little home is looking more and more like just that - a home. Our grass is now lush and it was time to up the ante. Some friends have a tree farm and helped us get some foliage for our yard. Garret is such a hard worker and with the help of our friend Tyler, five trees were dug up and planted in our yard. It has completely changed the look of our house.In all we planted four maple trees and one oak. Garrett said he got the oak tree so that when he becomes the prophet he can make his pulpit out of it. Good luck with that Garr.
All five trees.

First tree planted. Don't dog the tree planting clothes I have on.

Hard Working Hunk

Garrett, his dad (Dean), and Tyler - the tree man.


A leaf from our oak.

I can't wait to start raking up leaves!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Party

I could not think of a clever title, so it just states the obvious. On Friday, Oct. 29 we had a Halloween Party at our house! We had a great time with the Jones, Gooch, Schow, DuBois, and Wheeler couples. Here are a few pictures from the game we played - HALLOWEEN MINUTE TO WIN IT!
Andrea trying to get the oreo to her mouth. Isn't this a great picture? She and Tyler, her hubbie, won the grand prize.

Megan claiming victory.


Tatiana unrolling the streamers. Quite the action shot...(joking)

Megan giving it a "whirl", no pun intended...(joking, yet again)

Please notice our 8 months pregnant Talea giving the donuts a go.

Gooch working those abs for the donut.

Ryan was all business when it came to this game.

Craig is classic in this pic. I think his neck was turned around 180 degrees.

Happy Late Halloween!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Crafting of Sorts

This past weekend was a blast! My mom and sisters came up to the Minidoka Craft Fair. How big could a craft fair be in Rupert, ID? It is actually one of the biggest in all of Idaho. I think my family was surprised at how big the craft fair was. I loved walking around all the booths, getting ideas of things I could make (it's true, I'm too cheap to buy things, unless I can't recreate it). After moving from a basement apartment to our house, I realized seasonal decorations were sparse. Slowly I've been making some things to decorate our home, especially for fall.
Here is a taste of what I've been up to.

My friend Jen Pinther and I made these box shelves back in July. I absolutely love them. Beadboard makes everything better. Each season I will change out the ribbon and
what goes inside.

I wish I had come up with this idea, but I got it from It is a Halloween topiary. You take cupcake liners and glue them to a foam ball. Jen Pinther and I had a great time making them while we ate Doc's cheese sticks...THEY ARE TO DIE FOR!

This is a simple way to get a seasonal craft. I bought this frame at the DI, painted it Metallic Gold, added some ribbon and vinyl letters.

Vinyl letters take two. I spray painted some old plates, added some vinyl letters and put them on my plate rack.

Starting this month, my friend Tenille Claridge and I started a craft club with some gals from our ward. We meet once a month and do a craft for $15 or less. Tenille was in charge this month and did a phenom job.

Here's the finished product of what us craft club ladies did. I found some sparkle pumpkins that matched perfect.

Ok, I didn't make these block letters. My sweet mother-in-law bought them for me. Aren't the adorable? Each side of the block has a different number on it, so you can count down to special events. Only 6 days until Halloween.

Aren't these pumpkins the cutest thing you've seen? Garrett and I came up with the idea of painting some stumps orange, adding some stems and creating pumpkins for our porch. I absolutely love having these out on display.

A fall/halloween post wouldn't be compelte without a picture of the pumpkin we carved. Our friends, the Wheeler's, invited us over and we carved Stanley, our pumpkin.

What have you created this holiday season? Any ideas for winter?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Meet My Peeps {Allyce}

Meet my dear friend Allyce. Allyce and I have been friends for well over a decade. One thing you should know about Allyce is that she has an impeccable memory. She remembers everything about a person, even their half birthday! You can check out Allyce here.

What is your full name?
Allyce Katie Jones

Where do you live?
The armpit of Utah

What is you favorite color?
Bright Orange

What is your favorite Restaurant?

What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
I ate something out of the garbage... it had been there for over 12 hours

Do you have a favorite word?

What movie can you recite by heart?

If you could trade lives with anyone, who would it be and why?
By former flatmate Ina- because she still lives in Germany and I'd love to go back!

What was your worst middle school moment?
Being tardy to spanish class

What are 3 things you cannot live without?
A calculator, sleeping bag, and remote control fan

What song always make you feel happy when you hear it?
Become You- Indigo Girls

Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?

What famous person do you most resemble?
None... I have quite a unique look.

What book you have read has changed your life? How?
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis... it's an interesting look at the grieving process. It helped me to become more compassionate

What is the single best decision you have ever made?
Going to Utah State

If you could write a book about anything, what would it be?

What is the best pickup line you have ever heard?
I was blinded by your beauty so I'm going to need your name and number for insurance reasons

Friday, October 15, 2010

My String

When I think of my relationship with Garrett, I think of flying a kite. I am the kite and Garrett is the string. He keeps me grounded. He keeps me from flying away. He give me my freedom to fly around, however, he knows how to direct me to keep me safe and up in the air. With him, I will never fall to the ground.

My emotions have been out of whack for the past month or so, and sadly Garrett has taken the brunt of it all. He shows great patience toward me and life without him would be pointless. Garrett, I love you. I want to be all that I can for you. Thank you for keeping me grounded.