Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Back To Provo

Blogging from 10,000+ feet up! This is a first for me: free wifi on my flight and live TV...currently catching up on news and The Office is up next! Orlando was great, but cold! So much for going to the beach and getting tan, right? :) I don't know that I'm ready to head back to the snow!

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We were talking about resolutions last night in the spa, and one of my goals for 2010 is to go to lunch or dinner with a friend every month just to catch up! I find myself saying too frequently, "let's get together soon," or "let's catch up!" but then never follow through. Now I don't have an excuse! Let me know if you want to do lunch! :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I should be cleaning, packing, organizing, wrapping, cleaning, packing, cleaning, shopping, filing, cleaning, organizing, folding laundry, and sleeping right now, but I keep finding little things to be distracted by. I leave tomorrow afternoon and I couldn't be more excited to leave this: because I'll soon be enjoying this:I'm done with the snow.

Be Prepared To Laugh!

Dad only forwards on the best of the best emails, and this one is for sure one of the best! This one is ten times better than the Jib Jab dancing elves...promise!
Type in any Christmas carol and be prepared to laugh! My favorites are "Carol of the Bells" and "Jingle Bell Rock."

Click here. (Thanks for sharing Dad!)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Bow Love

I had to get in on the bow action tonight! I pulled out some felt and twisted this sweet bow together...simple and cute, right?? This tutorial is fantastic! (How About Orange is one of my faves!) I was already planning on making a few of these gift bows, but seeing it in felt made me love felt even more than I already do!

Lynn on the Pebbles Design Team made a bow out of some scrapbook paper which is really cute, too! Check it out!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dad (I mean Santa)!

(Circa 1989.)

I was flipping through my scrapbook the other night looking for something and came across this note I left Santa 20 years ago--written on dot matrix printer paper! Ha! My favorite part about this note was Santa's hand writing...aka Dad's handwriting disguised with little curls on each letter! I remember thinking that Santa had the coolest handwriting! (Make sure you click on the image so you can see the cute curls!) Finding this little gem made me could you not?

It's official--I have the best dad ever! I wish I could give you a big birthday hug, but I'm excited to see you next week in Florida!!

Love you Santa Dad! Hope you have a fantastic birthday!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Week of Weird Dreams

It's been a weird week for dreams. For some reason I've remembered every dream from the last five or so days when I wake up in the morning, which is pretty unusual for me...and they are weird and crazy dreams! Monday morning I woke up from a private Adam Lambert concert...he found out that the light bulbs in my room were burned out, so he came to change them for me and decided to give my apartment a private concert! I asked if I could invite some friends over, but he said "no." (Sorry Katie, Tessa, Kate and Melissa...I tried!) He sang us his new single "Whataya Want From Me" and that was the end of the concert and I woke up! Weird.
Monday nights are the best night because one of my *favorite* shows is on--Antiques Roadshow!! Love it. (I secretly want to go on that show!) The last item that was appraised before I fell asleep was this Confederate Belt Buckle. Tuesday morning I woke up laughing! In my dream, I was the person with the belt buckle having it appraised and I ended up arguing with Rafael (the appraiser and yes, I know his name...moving along...) telling him that he didn't know what he was talking about, and that my belt buckle was worth a whole lot more than $10,000!

I'm not sure what all these weird dreams mean...if anything at all!

Oh...and I could use a little extra luck sent my way tomorrow and Friday. A local radio station is giving away tickets to the Michael Buble concert in March and I just think that I should win the tickets, don't you agree? Wish me luck!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Proof That Claire is Cooler Than Me

I visited Katharine's blog this morning to find THE FUNNIEST pictures of Claire and Luke! (Luke is Kath's totally cute boy!) Claire gets what she wants! Watch out Katie & Joe...Claire still has 15 years til she's date-able age! Good luck with that one! :)

And ps...I think they're pretty cute together, if I do say so myself!

Saturday, December 5, 2009


It's probably about 15° outside right now. I've been cold all day. Instead of having a cup of hot chocolate or some other warm morsel of goodness, I just had a bowl of fruit slushee. Why? Because it's soo good! Problem: it's a cold treat. Mom made fruit slushee over Thanksgiving and it's probably one of my favorite snacks. Super easy, quick and good. I think I've made it for myself 3 times in the last week! I'm sure you're wondering how to make fruit slushee by now, and because I'm so nice, I'll share the recipe :)

Fruit Slushee
1 can of crushed pineapple
1 can of grapefruit
2 or 3 bananas

Blend all ingredients (juice included) until pureed. Pour into a 9 x 13 glass pan and freeze for a few hours. Once frozen, cut into squares, put a few cubes into a bowl and pour Sprite or 7Up over it and enjoy!

Super easy and perfect for holiday get-togethers in the upcoming weeks!

Happy Weekend!

I'm headed to work for a few hours this afternoon, but thought I should at least check in!

Can you believe it's already DECEMBER??? Geez. I'm not sure where this year went. I have my silver Christmas tree up in my bedroom and I love it! One day I'll have a real aluminum tree, but for now my fake silver tree works! I love keeping it plugged in all night long and falling asleep to the twinkling light coming from the corner...kind of how I like falling asleep to a movie. It's fantastic!

Happy Saturday!

Love, me.