Sunday, December 13, 2009

Do you believe?

It's that time of year again where we all get busy with buying gifts for one another and sharing the light of Christ by giving service. We may all be over believing in Santa Claus, but do you know that you really should believe after reading this book? My parents told me many times "if you don't believe you don't receive." So one year they gave me this book for Christmas. It changed everything! I do believe and I do believe that you should buy this book and keep it in your home during the holiday season. You can buy it here. I hope this Holiday season is a happy time of the year for all of you. I wish you with good health and love at this time. Remember to smile and make someone's day. It's rewarding.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Gatherings, baking, family, and special moments.

How much better could it get? It couldn't. Thanksgiving break/time was the best one yet. First off, I want to say how fast this one went. Where did it go? I can't believe we are already a week into December. How time flies! For 18 years straight, I spent Thanksgiving with my Grandma, Aunt and Uncles, and cousins. Last year, my family decided to spend Thanksgiving at home instead of at Grandma Rob's. I have learned that there is no better Thanksgiving than going to Grandma Rob's. This sweet lady below is my dear, sweet Grandma that I adore so much!

Please disregard the fact that this picture is on its side. I can't get it to go up!

My absolutely gorgeous sister who is the best mommy ever.

She put kits together for the great-grandkids to make candy trains! Look how cute!

Evan was down to busy and so serious about this activity.

They were sure having a blast!

Cutest little red head I know! My cousin's little girl who is just so cute! She hates getting pictures taken I hear so this was a really lucky shot.

Then of course we had to add some swimming into the fun as well.

My new favorite picture of Mckenna. I just love her.

The uncooked cinnamon rolls that my grandma and I made that looked so good I had to take a picture.

The finished product. Can I just say they turned out so YUMMY!

I had the privilege of my Grandma Rob to teach me how to make cinnamon rolls from scratch. A moment I will cherish forever.

Sweet little Jack was blessed by his Father Thanksgiving weekend. He is the sweetest little baby I know! He is such a good baby! Thanks Kendra and Shean for giving me the cutest nephew.

Precious little Jack sleeping away in his great-grandma Rob's arms.

And to finish off this post... my sweet baby Halee who is the happiest and most smiley baby I know! Doesn't this smile just make your heart melt like mine? It makes me want to just squeeze her and love her.

I love this age! Keep smiling so sweet, Halee. To top it all off, she wasn't feeling to swell either. That tells you what a happy baby she is.

Hope you enjoyed an update of my Thanksgiving weekend. Love you all.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Who is ready?!

to buy lots of scrappbooking supplies and gift wrap? I sure am! Today is friends and family day and we are all set for you to come and buy as much as you can. Here is my view of the warehouse. Alisha and I are lucky to have a window in our scrapbook room into the warehouse. I will know who is here and who isn't. I better see you today. You might just get lucky and see me down there.

The craziness is about to begin until the end of the month. It's going to get real loud up here for us hearing all the people shopping. Awww hear that quietness. It's not going to last long. See you there!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's here again!

American Craft's Scrapbook Warehouse Sale is here again! I cannot believe it has already been a year since our last one. You will be best off not missing such great deals on scrapbook goodies! Get there while the supplies last. For those of you who are reading this, I will let you on a little secret. Friends and Family day is TOMORROW! Yes, you heard me right! December 3rd is Friends and Family day from 9 am to 8 pm. You are obviously my friend if not family who are reading this, so please come! You want to know something else really cool? They are giving more deals (aka coupons) than you even know. Don't miss this once a year event.

(to see the detail on the ad, click on the image to view it larger)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I am thankful...

-for the littlest things in life.
-to be apart of such an amazing family.
-to have such a wonderful job.
-to be going to school at this time.
-to be a member of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and all the happiness it has brought me in my life.
-for the wonderful people that have come in to my life.
-for my camera for catching all the memories that I want to remember and cherish forever. (best purchase I have made recently.)
-for the break downs I have once in a while to remind me how awesome the good times are.
-to have such great roommates.
-to be able to create anything that I desire to.
-for food.

These are just a few. I have so many things to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving! Now don't eat too much! You can always eat more later.


P.S. I found this video on and had the need to share it with you.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Spark! (finally right?)

(Notice I put links to awesome places throughout this post.)
Now you know why it has taken me so long to make this post. There are 38 photos to be exact in this post. I had to get them from two different cameras, do a little editing and organize them. This is a big deal. Okay here we go! This is Spark:

Nichole on our way up to registration. We couldn't wait! By the way, Nichole has started a boutique in Pleasant Grove called Patina Market. It's on Main Street in Pleasant Grove. Go check it out and tell me what you think!

Awesome center pieces in the main gathering area.

Yummy candy you could grab whenever. (my fav. was the peachies on the far right. See them?!)

Decorations were great! So inspiring. Just what I needed.

These next 8 pictures are from a few of the workshops we did on Friday.

This first picture we made those white silk flowers that you see in the photo.

Notice they are using American Crafts embossing heat gun known as Zap!. It's even pink for those of you who are in love with pink. It works wonders!

This scrap of ribbon and fabric was from when we made our fabric cuffs. Way too many possibilities.

Sassafras was there to demonstrate how to make a cute mini album.

Once again candy. Talk about too much sugar! BUT isn't it displayed so cute? I thought so.

Nichole and me on the train ride that Friday night.

Someone very talented was selling these headbands and necklaces. Wait, everyone there was so talented.

These box of goodies are just a few of what we got. We sure did get spoiled.

Jewelry making......

They had neat signs all over like this one.

Cute Nichole.

And another cute friend, Nicole we met. We were so lucky to meet her. She is the owner of Lime Ricki swimsuits! Go check them out here! I'm definitely buying my next swimming suit from here.

Our lunch for Saturday by Dear Lizzie. So yummy! The next thing I need to do is go up to their cute boutique. My next adventure.

In our photography workshop they handed out these cool lenses where we could focus through them. Love it!

I love the imperfections of photos like this one. It makes it unique and interesting to look at wouldn't you have to say?

Just a few photos of me for those of you who have been wanting to see me with my new dark hair.

My black heels. They make me feel like a pretty girl. :)

Love this. Nichole is the best model for photos ever! You rock!

Our other workshop where we made corsage tees like Liz showed on Studio 5 awhile back.

Some of the fabrics and ribbons that we could use on our tees.

I got a shot of cute Liz.

My t-shirt that I did. It's not completely finished like everything else. That is why you don't see any of my things because I didn't get to finish any of them. :)

Layouts that were inspired by our corsage tee instructor.

And as we walked out of Spark Friday and Saturday night, we saw this:

I loved every bit of this! I got to meet new friends, learn new techniques, getaway from my other responsibilities for a weekend and just have fun and be myself! If you enjoyed looking at Spark then you would enjoy GOING to spark next year.... with me! :)