Monday, October 31, 2011

Midterms, and a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

K sorry about the lack of blogging... I had midterms last week and that consumed my life!! hahaha. But let me fill you in on the things I've been doing! :)

2 Saturdays ago, Sheena and I went to her Mother-in-Law's Super Saturday!

It was so fun!

(These are the frames I made :D)

Then Austin and I had FHE with some friends in the ward and I forgot to take pictures while we were there, but here is the dessert I made for it!

Reese's Cheesecake Brownies.. got the recipe from the LOVELY pinterest!! :)

Man oh man was it DELISH!!!! YES!! :D

Then this last Saturday we threw a bridal shower for Sheena's best friend Chelsi who is getting married to one of Tyler's friends!! haha. This is Chelsi:

And she is holding this sign because we all ahd to take pictures with this sign for my brother Andy who is on his mission!! :)

K.. so Austin and I subscribed to the Ensign like in SEPTEMBER!!!

Well they told us when we subscribed that we wouldn't get september, but we would get october....

Well october came and we didn't get one! So we called and they said that we wouln't get the october one, but we would get the November one! haha.

So by now we were thinking we wouldn't get it at all!!!!

But as we were on our way to our hot date saturday we stopped at the post office and guess what we got!!!! See for yourself:

I don't think we've ever been so excited for an Ensign. hahaha.
For our date we went to din din at Red Robin! :)

And we got a Peach Lemonade and it tasted like a PEACH RING EXACTLY!!! YUM TO MY TUM!!! :D

Then we went to the Movie "The Big Year!" Oh. MY. GOODNESS.... it was so good and funny! :) haha. It has Jack Black, Owen Wilson, and Steve Martin in it, and it doesn't say the F word once!! And it's PG and it shows that family is the most important thing and that you don't have to cheat to get first place!! hahaha. :) Then we went to Cold Stone and got yummy Raspberry Sorbet with Raspberries, and a smoothie.. well the girl couldn't get the ice chunks to blend in, so she mae another one, and she was like, "Ok.. this one is on the house because you had to wait forever!" I told her that it was ok, I would pay, but she wouldn't let me! That was so nice! AND AWESOME!!! hahaha. :)

Then I forgot.... Friday the cheerleaders did a spook alley and Austin grabbed this girls leg and accidentally held it too long and she face planted it!! HAHAHA.... we were the scary people and it shouldn't have been funny but it was sad and funny.. because he didn't realize what had happened!! hahaha. :)

Well.. Happy Halloween today!!! If you get the chance... come trick-or-treating to my house!! Because we have like BUCKETS of candy!! SO COME ON OVER!! :D haha.

And I guess your out of luck if you don't live around here, because we have some good treats to give out! haha. :)

Have a great monday!! :D


Friday, October 21, 2011

tractor ride + pumkin fall wreath tutorial!

So a few nights ago I went to ride in the tractor with Austin!

They are working some new ground, so Aust had to disc up all the sagebrush....

Ya... I know I'm legit... I know farm terms.. haha. Jk! I still mess up a lot of them.. dang it! haha.

Well here are some pics of the tractor ride for you to enjoy! :)

Now for the Pumpkin Fall Wreath Tutorial!!

So... I got the idea off pinterest... BUT there was no tutorial because it was from etsy... so my sister Sheena and I got together and made up our own way of the wreath which I LOVE!! :D

So first you buy that Geo-Mesh stuff that you can find in your local craft store.. mine is Porter's :)

We used two spool things of the orange and then 1/2 to 1 yard of the greens, and 1/4 yard of the brown... and this was for two... so if you are just making one, you only need half that! :)
So then you cut all the pieces out! How we did it was we cut down the middle of the goe-mesh until we got to the end, and then we cut like 6 inch strips :) haha.

Then you turn on your handy hot glue gun!

Then start glueing ... starting around the back of the styrafoam!

Oh ya... we bought a ball of styrafoam and cut it in half :)

( i used a pen when I first put it on the glue because it was burning my fingers off.. haha.)
So you glue them along the back of the styrafoam, but not all the way around, you leave a little space for the green.

Then you start glueing on the front.

And then you'll keep going until you have all the orange on there. I would glue them right next to the other, and Sheena kinda spaced hers out. So it's really your own preference.

We took pictures of both of us, but I looked sick so I'm not gonna put them on. ha. If you want to see pics of us when we did the wreath go to Sheena's blog.. haha.

Then once you have the orange on there with a little space, you glue the green on the back and the top front.

Then you all more orange to finish off and I had to use a pen at the end because my finger couldn't reach.. haha.

So here is the top finished!

It's a huge wreath and I love it!!

Then to hang it on your door, take a thick piece of string or something that is sturdy and hot glue it to the back! :) Then stick it on your door and WHALA!! :D

side view!

It's such a cheerful wreath and it's so fun to make!! :) and everyone will love it!! :)

Let me know if you make one! :)

Have a great friday!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween!!! And The Game of Life!

So first off I just wanted to show you what I got when I was shopping!!

I never thought that I would be so excited for a cleaning supply... ha. But I guess that's what happens when you have your own house.. you just get all excited to get stuff to clean it! haha.

Well I got a PINK swiffer sweeper/mop thing!! I love it!

I seriously want to use it all the time now! I've used it twice already and I've only had it for a day! haha. :) Well.... when I used it twice I had only had it for a day. ha.

Now.... HALLOWEEN!!!

I have had halloween decor, but I haven't had time to set it up... well I finally set it up! :) not my wreath yet though :(... SOON though! :)

Well let me just tell you that I love the dollar store.. ha. I got my decor there and jazzed it up a bit! :) ha.

(The Dining Room Table)
Well and I guess Home Depot! ha. and Wal Mart :)

(The sign I made, and styrafoam pumpkins that I spraypainted! :) I want to get more next year and put them more places :))

(A witch and crow on our fireplace)

(Hanging Skeletons, and a grave stone... I need more of these too!)

Also... You would think all of this stuff is chinsy since it's from the dollar store... but it's not! These things are heavy duty! :) Well most of it!
Then Austin and I had Caramel Apple Cider!!! OH MY GOSH!!! So good!

My sister-in-law commented on one of my posts that when it rains she likes to drink apple cider... so I've been craving it since then and I finally had some last night!! WOOHOO!! Thanks Ashley for reminding me about apple cider! :)

Ok.... so today in my first class was intense.

It's called History and Philosophy of Education....

Well we played the Game of Life today... in real life!

So I got my envelope and my name was Elana and it was Yellow.

And I got $1200.

So there was a station that was the bank, another one that was a realator, then there was an education booth, and a employment booth, a store, the judge, and last but not least... the JAIL and Sherriff!

K so we were told to get the most stuff and money... So I decide to get a job first so I can pay for a degree.. well... The lady giving the jobs was not giving me a job, so I decide to get a degree... well I walk over there and the lady looks at my name and tells me to try again later! WHAT THE... haha. So I decide something is wrong with my name! I was like, "ok.. so names that start with E have something wrong with them!"

Well I go back over to the employment booth and the sherriff comes over and looks at my name and tells me I'm going to jail... I ask why and she says because I hit the employment lady with a broom.... uhh.. what? I'm getting framed!!! haha. Well this really nice girl comes and bails me out, which bail was $15,000. She was so nice! so then I go back to the employment booth and I'm talking to this kid that his name starts with a c.... CHIPO... haha. He pronounced it Cheapo! haha. So Then we decided that only the people that their names started with an A were getting the goods... so he was like, "Your name could be Alex.." and I said his name could be Adam. Then Our teacher who was the banker and realator comes over and says to me, "You know, your life is half way over and I haven't ever seen you at the bank." So I respond, "Uhh... YA!!! Something is wrong with my name!" He says, "Are you a (and puts his hand in the shape of an L on his forehead)?" I say, "Well obviously because no one is paying attention to me!" He says, "It's your hereditary... you're lazy!!!" (Wow.. thank you sir!) haha. I got a few tears because I am such a sensitive person. I know it was a game, but still.. all these things people were saying to me hurt! WHY DO I HAVE TO BE SO DANG SENSITIVE WITH EVERYTHING? haha. well Bro. Magleby left and then Chipo left after he finally got a job and I went back to get a degree and had a smile on my face and tried to be as nice as I could and got declined AGAIN!!! So I go back to the employment place and wait. Well then I hear Chipo over at the Sherriff saying, "Her name is Elana... she's trying to tell people her name is something differeent than it is!" I'm like WHAT?? because that's my name... but then I finally got a job at the sweat shop, so I go up to get paid since it was pay day and I got paid $3000!!! and The banker was like, "Wow you finally got a job!" So I go back to the degree place so the sherriff can't find me and and I see that people are buying degrees. I walk up there and say, "Ok... I just have one question!" She says what. I say. "How much does it cost to buy a degree?" She replies, "How nuch did your bail cost?" I say, "Umm... I don't know" (because I forgot), so she says, "SHERRIFF!!! SHERRIFF!!!" DANG IT!! The sherriff comes over and arrests me. I didn't need to go again, I already had a sticker that said I'm a CRIMINAL, pasted on my shirt! So I go back to jail and one girl that is in there said that she was put in there because she wasn't getting paid and she was a maid, so she would go up to people and say that she cleaned their house and they would give her money, and the sherriff said that was stealing! haha. then the nice girl that bailed me out the first time was gonna bail me out this time too for $20,000 (and everyone in jail always had their name starting with an E!)... but then the game was over. We went back to our desks and I found out that the workers were stereotyping! All the people that their name started with an E were homeless!! Ahh.. hahaha.

So that's how my class went today! haha.

Well have a great day!! :)


Monday, October 17, 2011


So first off.... Pumpkin Wreath Tutorial coming soon! :D

Next... Aust was cutting cheese and used the bag to cut and cut a hole in the bag.... ya.. he had fun with it... haha.

Saturday I went to a women's conference with my mom, Sheena, and Mackenzie... it was SO good! :D

I learned about understanding the marriage relationship, about trails, and about the importance of family meals around the table, and about anxiety! :D haha.

These were the centerpieces:

Mackenzie, Sheena, Mommy, and I eating lunch! :)

This is how Mine and Aust's Sunday goes... ha.

Isn't he just sexy with the steve earcle look?? Hahaha. JK!! :D

Then Aust was so amazed that someone could take over his computer... the guy was moving the mouse and Austin wasn't doing anything and it was crazy to watch! hahaha.

Saturday we went on a date with Sheen, Ty, Mark, Val, Kirk, Kathryn, and Hannah... it was so fun! we ate at winger's! :) haha. Then Sheena,Tyler, Austin, and I went shopping at Winco and I got supplies for Trail Mix! :)

SO YUMMY! And then I stuck it in a bowl and mixed it up.. the bowl was MASSIVE!!!

(Idea from Simply Sadie Jane)

I added some of my own stuff though! :)

Almonds, Peanuts, Mixed Nuts, Dried Blueberries, Dried Mango, Dried Mango Pineapple, Dried Bananas, Dried Apples, Golden Raisins, Raisins, Cran Cherries, Cran Strawberries, Dried Apricots, and Sunflower Seeds! :)

Definitely cheaper than store bought trail mix... it made TONS!!!!

Then after you stir it up, put in ziploc bags! :) Mine made 2 PACKED gallon storage ziploc bags full! It's a great snack during school! :)

Especially since studies show that people who eat 1 1/2 ounces of nuts a day are more healthy! :D YES!!!

Then for din din I made homeade Wendy's Sweet and Spicy Asian Chicken...

You need:

Chicken (Breaded or not)

And Sweet Chili Sauce.

Then put the sauce on the cooked chicken.... (I would recommend doing it a crockpot dinner. It tastes SO much better... but I didn't have time so this worked good too! :) ha.)

I got this idea from my mom... aka the BEST COOK EVER!! :D

And I'm not kidding you when I say this... It tastes EXACTLY like the Wendy's stuff! :D SO YUMMY!! :D
Do you like how Austin set the table?

Mountain Dew in the cup, haha. Then the chicken, and Homeade fries... OUR FAVORITE! :D

Well have a great day!! :D

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