Sunday, January 23, 2011

Yummy (pretty) Healthy Muffins

I've had this recipe less than a week and I've made it twice. (I'm eating one right now!) Thanks Megan (Scott's cousin) for such a yummy recipe. I have to share it with you guys.. they're divine!

Apple, Zucchini, Carrot Muffins:

2 C. shredded carrots
1 C. Shredded zucchini
1 apple, diced
2 C. flour
1 1/4 C. Sugar (Scott & I are trying to eat better, so I left the sugar out and it still tasted wonderful)
1 TBS ground cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 eggs
3/4 C Unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. Vanilla

Bake at 375 for 20 mins

Girls Craft Night Out!

A few friends came over last night & we made the yarn wreaths. Yay! They were so cute and expressed each of our individualities. It was a lot of fun to get together to talk, eat and craft. So, thanks girls for coming over. I had a request for some pictures.. so here you go. (And yes, those are raspberry cupcakes on the table, I'm SO going to the gym tomorrow!)

And here's a quick pic of my adorable little girl. She loves her pretties & can never have enough of them on at once. : )

Thursday, January 20, 2011

My New Loves

I have a few new loves in my life..

1. Golds Gym.
Scott & I joined the other week & have gone almost every day. We love it there. Who knew working out could be so much fun?

2. Raspberry Cupcakes
..Kind of a conflict of interest huh? Here's the recipe.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Making Some Solutions

If you read my "Boredom Blog", this solution blog is it's sequel. I have been thinking of some fun things to do on days where I'm not at school, working or doing household cleaning. One of my friends said that she takes her little girl to a indoor bounce playground. So, I called a friend and we went to one that's about 20 minutes away in North Salt Lake. I had been there a few years ago for my nephews birthday party, I had totally forgot this place. The kids were so scared at frist but soon warmed up and LOVED it! And the best part, it's only $5 a kid, and no charge for you!

And then, a few days ago I decided that I would make Summer some play dough. It was the easiest thing I have ever made in my life. She's still a little young for it, but she had fun experiencing something new. (And best of all, if she eats it, it's not that bad!)

If you want the recipe here you go..

1 C. Flour

1/2 C. Salt

1 C. Water

2 tsp. Cream of Tartar

Combine ingredients in saucepan & cook over low heat until mixture is like mashed potatoes. Pour on wax paper & knead for a short time. Add food coloring in water.

(I did a bunch of different colors. So I did this recipe 6 times. Each recipe basically makes 1 color of playdough.)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Fun Magnet Calendar

I saw this calendar at Ben Franklin Crafts a few months ago.

The calendar there comes with these different kits you can buy for $16. Each kit is for a different month, therefore each kit is $16. If I were to buy a kit for each month it's $192! Come on Ben Franklin.. That's so DUMB!

I bought the 1st kit (for December) and right after I had finished it, I decided that it was so not worth the money. So I jazzed it up a little, and for $5 (that is $5 for all 12 months, $5 vs. $192 hmm..) I made this new and improved one.. (it matches these and the rest of my kitchen!)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Yarn Wreath

I'm almost always looking for new crafty fun things to make.
THESE are adorable.
I think I'll make a Spring one.
Anyone with me? I have the tutorial & think a craft night would be perfect!
Call/text me if interested.

2010: A Year in Review

2010 was a great year. Lots of great things happened that changed our lives forever. The good, the bad.. and everything in between.. Here's some highlights of a great year.

We took a MUCH needed vacation in March, 10 days in Vegas & St. George. It was so much fun to have just the 3 of us, with no work & no school.

We moved out of my parents and into our awesome (but small) townhome in Kaysville. We love it and feel that we were guided straight to it with the help of Heavenly Father. Nothing but good friends, a great ward & a great location have come from our newest move. We finally live in a place that feels just like home.

I started babysitting 2 days a week in Ogden. I watch a 2 year old, 6 year old & 8 year old. Besides being able to take Summer with me, this job has been a huge blessing.

Summer turned 1 in May and started walking a few weeks later.. watch out!

We went on a fun family reunion on my moms side up in Island Park.. we got to meet a bunch of people we never knew we were related to.. and had fun getting to know Shelby's new boyfriend better too! : )

Scott turned 25..

..then I turned 22.

Scott & I celebrated our 2nd anniversary.

My mom, sisters & I went on an amazingly fun & incredibly memorable vacation to St. George and got to see Tarzan at Touacan. Front row! (Not that I'm bragging or anything..) : )

I started back at school at Weber.

My dad had brain surgery & recovered fast.

I started Swagbucks & we've never had so much extra money to get so much extra fun stuff. I am addicted.

Summer turned 18 months.. and again.. our lives were changed FOREVER.. I think we are going through the "Terrible 18 months", not the "Terrible two's".

We started the battle with Summer of taking her to Nursery.. thank goodness she now likes it.

We had a very memorable 2nd Christmas with our Summer.

Scott got his schedule changed yet again, this time it's work: Sun-Thurs. WHY can't we ever get him a Sunday off? Maybe someday..

Anyways, that's our quick year in review.. here's to another great year!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Summer and I are BORED. I get like this after a few months of repitious things.

Monday: laundry
Tuesday: fold laundry & put away
(isn't that bad.. i hate folding laundry so I never do it the same day I actually wash them.)
Wednesday: Work
Thursday: Work
Friday: Scott's off, so something fun
Saturday: Grocery shop
Sunday: Church
So that's my schedule and no it never really changes.
I have been really worried about Summer. She LOVES tv. Yes, it's 100% my fault. She loves "Up", "The Little Mermaid", "Yo Gabba Gabba" and "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse". Don't judge me on this.. but I bet Summer watches 4 hours of TV a day. WHAT? 4 hours.. AT LEAST. Oh my gosh, I'm feeling like a pretty bad mom right now. But, how easy is it for us to get super busy and let our kids watch TV until their dads get home.. or maybe that's just me! : /

Anyways, I was reading about TV and children under the age of 3.

..All I can say is OH CRAP!
I'm in big trouble.

Anyways, I'm posting this mainly for myself.

SYDNEY.. Summer is now only allowed 2 hours of TV a day.. Okay?!
4+ hours of TV is NOT okay.. this is your baby!
..Sorry, I needed to freak out on myself for a quick second.
SO.. now what are we going to do allllll dayyyyy longggg? (Especially now that the weather is not ever above 40*) Google search provided with the following answers to "What are some great activities to do with an 18 (19) month old?"
1. Finger painting
2. Bake cookies
3. Go to the library when they have story time for kids
4. Use an inexpensive pan to fill up with rice or dried beans. Use a shovel to play in it like a sandbox. (?? MESSY)
5. Make an obstacle course with pillows & blankets
6. Go to Chic-fil-a or McDonald's play places
7. Buy some Ivory Snow soap flakes in laundry isle, put on the table, add food coloring & a little bit of water & have her squish it around.
8. (Speaking of #7 I have a playdough recipe. I think Summer would love playdough. Call me if you want it!)
9. Go visit a friend
10. Inflate a beach ball 3/4 the way up so they can roll around on it
Those are the best suggestions that I could find without spending much if any money at all. I am writing this for my cause, but I hope this helps the other bored moms out there as well!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Scott got me Toms for Christmas. I LOVVVE them. But, I think Summer loves them more. She loves to try them on and walk around the house. I guess she likes them because they're super sparkly : )
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