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Monday, April 11, 2011

Birthday Party

Friday was my friend Jenny's birthday so a bunch of us girls went out to dinner at Pasta Brioni's in Scottsdale to celebrate. Happy Birthday Jen and welcome to your thirties!!!

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Kevin & Cady's Wedding

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Don't you HATE IT when you forget to take pictures. Thats exactly how I am feeling this morning. I had so many amazing wonderful things going on ALL weekend and guess who was too busy to take pictures??? MEEE!!! I'm so mad. One of my BFF's Cady got married in San Diego on Wednesday and we had the reception here on Friday. I did a candy buffet for the reception that turned out really really cute and was a HUGE hit. Cady looked GORGEOUS and I'm so excited for her and Kevin. All of our friends were there to celebrate however you'd never know since I didn't get ONE SINGLE PHOTO!!! Hopefully someone else did and I can snag their pictures. Here is a few photos that I actually did capture.



CANDY BUFFET




A HUGE THANK YOU to Tory who helped me TONS on friday while I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off...



Me with the beautiful bride Cady



Tory, Cady, and Me (love these Salisbury girls)


It was my friend Bambi's birthday this weekend so Saturday we spent all day eating, shopping, and playing Just Dance to work off all the food we had ate. Of course there are NO PICTURES AGAIN but I love you Bam and I always have a blast with you. Happy Birthday!

Baby Shower

I appliqued these super cute ties onto some onesies for my friend Stephanies baby shower. I found the tie pattern online for FREE. It was sooo easy and I can't wait to make some more. Next up maybe some skirts with appliqued t-shirts to match????


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wipe Out

We are dog sitting two puppies right now and I just happened to get this great wipe out on video. Don't worry, no animals were harmed in the making of this video. Ha ha

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Friday, March 18, 2011

More Sewing Projects

I made this ADORABLE rag quilt recently. I love the colors and the fabric together. I love rag quilts and I can't wait to make more.

Since so many people are having babies and I don't have time to make everyone a rag quilt like I would love to, I made a bunch of tag blankets. They are still SUPER cute and the babies love them.

You will notice I used the same cute fabric for the girl tag blankets. Yup, I love it THAT much.



For the boy tag blankets I found a Daisy Kingdom fabric that was already quilted that I loved, so that saved me TONS of time not having to quilt all those squares myself since I made several of them.



I have a few more projects I'm working on. I'll have to snap some photos and share!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happiest Place on Earth!!


(Tory, Me, Carlee)
This past weekend I went on a VERY short but VERY fun girls trip to the MAGICAL KINGDOM aka THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH aka DISNEYLAND!

I LOOOVE doing girls weekends, and getting away from the every day hustle and bustle is a definate MUST every now and then. Tory and I flew in Thursday night and met up with my cousin Carlee. We spent ALL day Friday at Disneyland and California Adventure and I'm pretty sure we walked AT LEAST 8 miles during the day because our legs where KILLING us by the time we left the park. While there we ate then rode rides, ate, watched a show, ate, rode some more rides, ate some more, watched another show, ate even more, etc etc... Ha ha Its a good thing we walked a ton because there is just too many good treats to pass up at Disneyland.


Two of my favorite girls on Main Street USA


Our first ride of the day- ROARING RAPIDS.
Let's just say I was NOT happy. There is nothing worse than walking around all day in WET clothes especially wet jeans. But for the record, I still went on the ride and was a good sport. But YES, I did get pretty wet.

Getting warm next to the BEAST'S fireplace


On a JUNGLE CRUISE...


BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN

Posing by the front entrance.. a MUST

We watched the ALADDIN show in California Adventure and it was FABULOUS like always!
World of Color was AMAZING!!! They shoot water in the air and project images onto it. I could never describe it and make it sound as amazing as it really is. Definately something everyone should see.

A HUGE Thank you to Larry & Christy for letting us stay at their beautiful home. Thanks again!

On Saturday we hung out in Long Beach and had an awesome lunch down by the water. Later we drove by the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills and saw a couple of girls going in the gates to "Spend the Night" ha ha
I had a wonderful, fabulous, awesome, terrific weekend. Thank you Tory and Carlee. Love you guys and I can't wait until we can have another awesome weekend together.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

February 2011

Wow, I guess we have been busy. I'll try to catch you up to speed. I'm sure I'm gonna leave lots out so feel free to fill in the blanks with something AMAZING! Whatever you imagine is probably 10 times better than whatever we were ACTUALLY doing. Let's see, where to start... hmmm. We have been doing a little more home improvements around the house like painting, curtains, and minor changes. Its crazy how little changes can make a BIG difference though. For Valentines Day we didn't do much. We went to a Ward Party on Friday night and got our picture with Mr. Valentine (or whoever he was suppose to be). Ha ha


Our family room ( We painted the wall and reframed our temple photo) I love love love it!


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My friend Cady got engaged (YAY) and we threw a bridal shower for her a few weeks ago. I'm so so excited for her and Kevin. Congrats guys, we love you!!









I made this super cute banner for the bridal shower....
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I finally broke out my sewing machine I got for my birthday back in December and decided to start a few projects. I made a super cute dress for my 2 year old niece Lu and I had extra fabric so I whipped up a skirt for my friends one year old daughter. I can't wait to have time to do some more projects. Think I'll start working on Christmas presents NOW!




Bailey wearing her skirt
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This past weekend Eric and Tory came into town and it was Eric and Cady's (yup they are triplets) birthday so we had a PARTAY at our house. Dinner was great, Tritip, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and asparagus. I went all out for the festivities! We stuffed ourselves then had a JUST DANCE 2 Dance Off to work off some of those calories. It was hilarious, I just might have to post some of the videos. Thanks to everyone that came to celebrate!
Happy Birthday Eric & Cady, we love you guys!

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Book Series

It's no secret that I LOVE to read. There is just something I adore about opening a book and getting lost in its pages. Besides loving a good book, I LOVE LOVE LOVE a good book SERIES. The joy that comes from reading about your favorite characters over and over again makes you feel like you know them, like they are a friend. I have to admit that most of my favorite series I have read numerous times. Its always surprising to me all of the new things I discover every time I reread something. Below is a few of my favorite series, I'm interested to know what are your favorites????




Of course HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling













The TWILIGHT series by Stephenie Meyer









HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins







SHOPAHOLIC series by Sophie Kinsella









STEPHANIE PLUM series by Janet Evanovich







And I'm currently reading this series and I can't wait to finish the third book so I can start over.

Date Night


It seems like with the holidays and all the craziness of the last few months, Ryan and I had not went on a date with just the two of us in FOREVER. Friday night we decided to go out to dinner and we absolutely LOVE sushi but I couldn't even tell you the last time we had it. We love GOT SUSHI in Mesa but we decided to be brave and try a new place. I had heard good things about SUSHI KEE on Main and Power. It is a family owned place and I was told to not be steered away by the location. When we got there, there was a line out the door which I took as a GREAT sign. The sushi tasted fresh, portion size was good and it was reasonably priced. We will definately go there again and I give it a TWO THUMBS UP for anyone wanting to try it.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Its January already??????

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I can't believe that it is 2011. Wow, the years just fly by. I started this blog 3 years ago and I am so glad I did. Its fun to go back and see and remember the things that we have done and how fast time has gone by. I have been slacking again lately and need to get back on the blogging bandwagon. Here's a quick view of some of the things that we've been up to. I've really got to get my camera out more.
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The beginning of January we helped the Salisburys celebrate their girls birthdays. Bailey turned a big ONE and Sophia turned FOUR. Happy birthday girls, we love you!

Don't you just love those beautiful blue eyes!
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My uncle and two cousins were in town from Utah along with the Salisbury clan in early January. The weather was gorgeous so we took the WHOLE group hiking in the superstition mountains. I love love love this time of year!

Hiking group: Mom, Paula, Gary, Boone, Jackson, Ryan, Jack
(not pictured: me, Peyton, Eric, Tory, Bailey)

the Salisburys........................................The Ho Ho Hoggs

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I hadn't done anything crafty since christmas and I was itching to do another project. I decided to make HOWARD letters for our new mantel. I started by printing off the letters in different fonts from my computer. I then cut out the letters to make my stencils. I placed the letters on mdf wood and cut them out with a jigsaw. (well actually ryan did this for me). After that I painted them black, then mod podged scrapbook paper onto them. To finish them off I sanded the edges and antiqued them with stain. It was a fun project and I can't wait to make some more.

the wood letters


after I mod podged them


the final result