Friday, April 27, 2012

Catch up!

We're coming to the close of the Spring Semester in college and it's been one crazy day after another! But I want to go ahead and give you some updates!

My utilitarian project was great and it turned out better than I thought it would. However, I only have photos on my camera and can't get them on the computer. I'll have to swing by and take pictures and post them.

But I've been working on reorganizing our house. I did the bathroom and now I'm working my way through the kitchen. In working on my little shelf nook, I found a glass vase that we got from a friend. It was this ugly yellow color. But I had found a few different blogs that talked about painting mason jars. So, I had the light blue color from my subway art sign and I spray painted it that. So now it looks super awesome and I love it : )

You might not be able to tell that it has some raised parts that make up a flower chain detail. But it looks 1000xs better and now I love it! By the way, the jar next to it is a different way to paint the jar. It's were you use acrylic craft paint and just roll it around in the jar to paint it that color.

Next, my subway art sign that I told you about. Here is the final copy hanging on the wall. I think that it looks pretty good.

And lastly we got a grill. Jamie's been wanting a grill for a while now and we found one that is handy and folds up nicely. I love it and so does he ; ) Especially with all the nice weather we figured it would be worth it. But I just wanted to show you what he suprised me with today...

Isn't he the sweetest? Yes, he sure is! Well, that's it for now! Hope you enjoyed some of these updates : )

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Life Changing!

Jamie bought me our first bread machine!!! I love it. I made a loaf yesterday and then another loaf today and then I made jam this afternoon! A-MAZ-ING! I absolutely love it. I don't think it's actually been used before but we scored it in a little hole in the wall were we live for $20. I will never buy bread again. Seriously. It's just that awesome! Plus it makes me feel like Super-Wife. I can be my busy little self and still make bread! Love it. If you don't have one, get one.

You'll have to excuse my little messy counter behind the machine. I haven't gotten to it in my cleaning rampage for the house.

But this is the loaf I made this morning minus a piece or two and my jam is cooling in the fridge. But I'd thought I'd give you a nice little peak at it's handy work ; ]

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Temple Trip

Many already know that I'm the 2nd counselor in the Young Womens presidency. I love working with my Beehives! They are a lot of fun. Especially when I get to do awesome things like go to the temple.

It really was a gorgeous day. Especailly once the sun decided to show! I absolutely loved the tulips out in front of the temple. It was rather symbolic now that I think about it. I got a picture of my Beehives during the spring time of their life right next to tulips blossoming in the spring. I don't know maybe I'm a little corny. But they look beautiful nonetheless. : )

A Good Cause

 On Friday night, Jamie and I went to an activity that our Relief Society had put together. It was an auction! And all of the proceeds went to the disaster relief efforts for the tornados that went through West Liberty. It was a ton of fun! They had prizes for the kids, raffles, concessions, and lots of free games to keep the kids busy. I loved it! And I think Jamie had some fun of his own : ) Look at all of my treasures! : )))

 It took me a while but I finally got some hair care products that came with the bags below and those sunglasses. I forgot to take pics of them but I also got some organic hair shampoo/conditioner!

 A very nice punch bowl with 16 round cups and 8 smaller ones : ) It really is a charming set especially all clean like this.

And of course who wouldn't love a wall decor that wonderfully matches their curtains? I did.
But lastly I got a $12 gift card to a salon for $4! Everything was a steal. And all of the proceeds went to a great cause. I think it was a great night!