Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Girly Stuff

Today Jamie and I were just killing some time in the Fashion Bug before he had his interview appointment. I saw this super cute necklace! And then I saw the price. Lets just say that, like always, I told my husband of my wondrous talents and the ability to be able to make it. He, for the first time actually, challenged me on it. He said, "You always say that, but you never end up doing it." So, for all of the bragging rights and the wonderful flaunting of a new necklace, I decided to rise to the occasion ;)

Butterfly Flower NecklaceThis is a picture of what type of necklace mine is based off of. Well, it's the closest to the one I was looking at in the store. I was going off of a $16 super gaudy one. But I decided to tone it down with mine. Not to mention that I put mine together for around $3!
It was super easy, and I actually used most of the things that I had around the house. You might not necessarily have everything that I used, but I basically just improvised. And I'll tell you what. I love it!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Catch up

Don't you just love it when you wait to post things because you want to put pictures with them? Well, thats the name of the game today.  : )

For all of you who remember the cake that I posted a couple of times ago, here are the actual birthday photos to go with it! Yay for 24! I love that big stud of mine!

Also, I was doing some projects this past week and I thought that you might enjoy to see them : ]  Now the first one is a purse that I found on a blog while I was cruzing my sister's blog. The only problem is I didn't bookmark it and I can't find the blog anymore : (
But that's ok because I did it from memory and I don't think tha it turned up so bad. This other thing, if you couldn't tell, is a pin cushion. I just got sick and tired of my cat getting into my pins and finding them all over the floor. Plus, it makes them much easier to pick up : ] It's my recreation that I found, once again, on a blog. I would give you the blog, but I'm not for sure which one it is. I just took a screen shot of it in my Microsoft OneNote. I like it : ]  I also think that the purse will make good Christmas presents ; ] So, watch out for one in a few months!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Trips to come : ]

So I haven't really set my mind on what exactly it is that I want to post about. I just knew that I needed to make a new post.......

Now that I've thought about it, I think I'll post on my trip that I'm planning for Thanksgiving! Jamie and I even bought my plane ticket. I'm to fly from Louisville to Birmingham on Monday before the big Turkey Day! I'll be able to see all of our family again over about a week. I'm thinking that I'll probably end up going and celebrating the big day with upto 7 different parts of our family (potentially). Wow! I can't believe that we did almost that much for Chirstmas! lol : ]
After the big day has come and gone, I'll be going down to Florida with my sister for probably about a month or so. I'll probably end up staying with Megan and babysitting for her till Jamie gets off for Christmas. I won't be babysitting strait through that whole time, but I'll definitely get to let her and Randy get some time alone. With three kids, that can come a lot rarer than it used to.

Don't get me wrong, I'm so proud of the task that Jamie is doing for me and for us, but I will absolutely and whole-heartedly miss my hubby while he's away. That's why it's so good for me to have some fun and some wonderful people to distract me while I'm missing him.

Just can't wait for the holidays!

Friday, September 10, 2010


As many of you who know me are well aware, I love food. And it just so happens that my husband does too! ; ] We like to experiment and try new things, especially (for him) if I do the cooking. 
Recently we have gotten into making our own breads, pizzas, and just about anything that you can think of. And for those of you who don't know, today is my husband's birthday. So in keeping up with our tradition of making things ourselves, I baked his birthday cake and decorated it using this site I got off of my sister's blog. it was my very first time using or even making fondant. So, be nice when you critic it : ] 

Even better than cake is the pizza that we've been making! I love pizza and I decided to try out an experiment that I'd gotten in my head. I wanted to make a Baja Chicken BBQ Pizza. So I bought all the stuff to make it and while I was compiling the above masterful creation, ha ha, I marinated the chicken in the Baja Marinade, browned the chicken on the stove and made up the dough for the pizza crust. Then, instead of spreading the pizza sauce on, I just replaced it with Honey BBQ sauce and put motzzerella chese on instead of pizza cheese. All that was left was to put on the browned chicken, mushroom slices, and some red onion slices and voila, you have a Baja Chicken BBQ Pizza. Well, that's what you get after you bake it for about 15 minutes at 425 degrees. : ]

Friday, September 3, 2010


So, Jamie and I are big fans of the institute program that our church puts together, probably due to the fact that we originally met at institute ; ]   Naturally, we went to the first institute of the season for everyone in Morehead. I know what ya'll are thinking, "Why is this the first institute, don't they have it over the summer?" but sadly, we don't actually have a local institute over the summer. In order to go during the summer, we'd have to drive all the way into Lexington and that's just a little too far on our budget : /  Nevertheless, we did go last night. It was different from the classes that they usually have due to it being the first one. At this one we all read our favorite D&C scripture. Mine was rather hard to pick out because of all the many wonderfully inspirational scriptures that you can find in the Doctrine and Covenants : )  but I finally chose a verse that went along wonderfully with my favorite seminary scripture mastery. My scripture was D&C 10: 26 and 5 which says,
"26 And thus he flattereth them, and leadeth them along until he draggeth their souls down to hell; and thus he causeth them to catch themselves in thier own snare. 5  Pray always, that you may come off conqueror; yea, that you may conquer Satan, and that you may escape the hands of the servants of Satan that do uphold his work." [emphasis added]
I decided on this one because a) it was my favorite scripture mastery, but b) because it also describes so vividly how the advisary works and how he uses our own shortcomings against us. It tells me how to avoid being caught in my own snares [by praying always], plus I've always loved the word conquer. To me it has a hero's conotation and suggests that not only will I simply win in my own battles against Satan, but that I will defeat him so mightily that I will be remembered and be called on as a hero in the eternities.

At this time I feel that I have to give a great big shout out to or beloved Brother Dyer who was our institute teacher back in Alabama. He is amazing! The best teacher that either one of us has ever had : ] We love him and think of him always as we continue to go the the class that he made dear to us in many ways. Thanks!