Sunday, December 27, 2009

Great gift idea for a more usable Cookbook

So in the past I've gotten a cookbook or two and it usually has not been opened that much because I'm either unfamiliar with the recipe or think it will take too long so might as well just cook something I know how to make.

One of the things I got this year for Christmas from my fam was a blank cookbook to fill it with the recipes I want. The cookbook is blank but has tabs and sections for you to write down all the great recipes you want with it still being organized and not fall apart. Great present idea in my opinion!

Since I was home its forced me to get those awesome recipes my mom has cooked for me growing up and put them into the book so I can make those out here!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hand-drawn floorplans I made for my Interior Design research

I'm wrapping up some research I'm doing this last semester for my Interior Design professor. BEDROOM 1

I've made a bunch of floorplans through CAD programs and drawing and have done a few sketches really quick. Usually they would take a lot longer but I made some basic ones and my professor wasn't here to revise it with her so hopefully I didn't leave anything out! KITCHEN

Finished product with color of the first picture (above) BEDROOM 1

Friday, December 18, 2009

$2 Interior Design Kits at Joanns

The other day I found these two Interior Design Room Spacing Kits on Clearance at Joann Fabrics. I found them for both the Living Room and Bedroom and they used to be over $20 but I found them for $2!!!

I'm wrapping up my interior design research that I did this semester for my professor, and finding these templates I made copies of them and was able to cut out the different shapes and dimensions and make a few floor plans.
Inside the kits are over 250 stickers (of furniture, accessories, etc.), graphing paper, cardstock, scale ruler for the floorplan, design paper, and tips and design instructions.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

snow snow snow Snow SNOW!!

Aimee and I died getting to church today in the snow. It was the slushy kind of snow today and we got dumped with some overhead. Chris and I made bets when the first snow fall would be... he got it right (it was like Nov 14) and since the last week or two its been non-stop.

Aimee and I in the first snow fall of our Sophomore year two years back

This weekend was so fun. Got to go shopping for goodies, go out for dinner with Chris and see his mom's concert, and hang out with some of his siblings and their wife and kids. So fun hanging out with them!

It was dangerous too coming back to park by my complex. We have underground parking that you go down a ramp for. I was going down and back up to get to the parking lot behind my house and my car wouldn't make it. I let go of the gas and let my car slide backwards and as it did my car spun around and I missed the concrete wall by inches. Phew! I am so grateful me and my car were ok that's such a blessing. I feel really looked out for

Monday, December 7, 2009

I love to see the temple

When we were up in Salt Lake this last weekend we stopped by the temple to see the Christmas lights. To get people to leave they would shut off the lights at 10pm, and of course we got there at that very minute but we still enjoyed some lights and of course the beautiful Salt Lake City Temple.

Just some of the red lights lit up

Chris and I in front of the Salt Lake City Temple

Seeing all of the Christmas lights in front of the Salt Lake Temple

Sunday, December 6, 2009

BYU basketball playing at Energy Solutions?

Energy Solutions Arena is the huge indoor basketball arena where the Utah Jazz play. Chris is a huge fan of the Jazz and I love going to his apartment and watching the games. BYU played there yesterday because something else was held at the Marriott Center (where they usually play). We met up with some of his friends and it was so fun to get in for free and watch!!

We were allowed to go back and take pictures where the Jazz announcers talk about the game and later we met Thurl Bailey there and yes I am about 3 feet shorter than him hahah.
He goes "you just a little thing aren't you?" I was about to comment about his size... something about Goliath but I held back :) hahah

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dinner Group

Dinner group is the best thing ever! I've heard some of my friends be a part of dinner group in the past, and this semester my ward pushed for us to try it out. So worth it. There's eight people in each group and we each switch off to cook Monday- Thursday. So every weekday I show up to someone's apartment at 6:30pm (same time every day) and eat a huge homecooked meal, save a lot of food money, cook during the week only once every two weeks. I don't see the downside one bite... or bit :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I won?!

Wow, so I win like... never. Like never ever ever. This semester I've gotten some awesome free things and many are so random like this one.
During the BYU vs. Utah tailgate last weekend they had a few things you could put your name into. Eh I usually don't but Kim and I had to go around to all of the tailgate booths on Saturday to make sure everyone was doing ok and the Nuskin people asked us to apply for a drawing for this gift basket. Somehow I won! So exciting
I picked it up today and its a BYU duffle bag and its filled with t-shirts, BYU hat and stadium seat, football and a bunch of products from Nuskin and everything. So neat! That is so

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Spirit of Thanksgiving

During Thanksgiving day and during the week I've been thinking about the people who have been there for me and for the blessings in my life which make me happy.
I'm so grateful for my family and all that they do. I'm so glad I'm close to them and that my parents have raised me in the gospel and with a firm foundation on the Savior. They have taught me so many great qualities and one of them especially is to be positive and uplifting and to serve others. No matter what time or season we are in our lives, we always can find ways to serve others and to better ourselves, to become more like our Savior.
I'm so grateful for the gospel, for prayer, for the commandments, for the many opportunities I've been given, for the temple, the scriptures, my testimony, for the Lord who is always there for me to guide and direct me no matter what. For a job, to be in school, for family, friends, health, to see to run, serving, and everything from the beauty all around us outside to the electricity, warmth, food we have around us.
My roommate just came in tonight from being in Ukraine for the last week serving in many shelters they have down there. We have so much. We need to be thanking our Heavenly Father every day for what we've been given and always remember Him as we carry on with our day-to-day tasks.
Ahh there is so much beauty around us and these things are just the basics that I've hit on. I have so much to be grateful for this season. My mom would always tell us that you can be bitter or better and focusing on the positives can take you far.

A new Mormon Message from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints on Thanksgiving

Goal #66 Run onto the BYU field

So BYU played Utah this last weekend. So much fun! I couldn't believe it, we were up 20-6 and they somehow tied us by the end of the game. As interns for athletic marketing, we are allowed to be on the field for the last 5 minutes of the game and it was so intense! It ended up being longer while going into overtime and I thought I was going to die because of the cold.

We were allowed to sneak to the end of the field to see the Utes score a field goal... but then BYU score a touchdown!!! Oh it was so awesome I didn't know the rules for overtime, but basically Utah gets a chance, and we get a chance. It can go back and forth for as long as needed till someone wins by having more points.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

On BYU Football Field

So yesterday was my day on the field for marketing. I have an internship right now with BYU Athletic Marketing and it is so great! We all work on BYU football and basketball and then I work on tennis and track. Its been so fun especially during this football season.

The interns get to go on the field before and after, and then a little bit of the game but yesterday's BYU vs. Air Force game I was on it the whole time helping with the marketing aspect.
We went around and got things ready and were on the tv and big screens a bunch doing a bunch of things or giving things out like gift cards, ipods, tshirts or whatever. I got to call a few people down to get somethings and Taylor, Aimee, and Jeff came on down to win prizes!!!

Cosmo the Cougar

Lavell Edwards came onto the field and we got some pictures with him

BYU Athletic Marketing

On the field!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ghost Hunting

Chris downloaded this game onto his phone that I've never heard of (SpecTrek) but it was so much fun and we played it last night! The game is played outside and when you begin the game it marks your point on his phone's GPS and gives you about a 400+ ft radius and shows you where these mysterious 'ghosts' are. As you would approach them on the GPS you would hold up his phone which would use his phone's camera to spot them and you would take a picture to capture them.

So clever! It was so much fun! We went around and played a few of the 15 minute round and since it was under 30 degrees we choose the route of driving around to find the ghosts which made it so fun and warm thank goodness. The little buggers would also move so you had to be fast and be within about 170 feet to capture them.
Ha again it was so fun, I've never even heard of a game like that but thanks so much Chris! I'm glad he surprised me and we played that!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Things to do in Life

So, I have a list of 100 Things to do in Life... no it is NOT a bucket list but 100 things I've always wanted to do and try ranging from just little things like trying sushi (which I've done and like) to riding an elephant.. even at the zoo.

I started writing this list two years ago during when I was a counselor for FOL (Foundations of Leadership)and wanted to create a list of short and long-term goals to make me a better person or to become more well-rounded by just trying some new things. I love making goals because it stretches me as a person and helps me see how far I have come and where I want to go.

Even at FOL it was awesome we wrote a handful of goals for that school year along with things to prevent us from those goals on a thick wooden piece of wood. We then karate chopped the board symbolizing to our 8 campers how we can overcome those things and can fulfill our goals. Right now I have a calendar in my room where I write down the goals for that month, including spiritual academic and personal to again push me to become the person that I want to and to especially come closer to my Savior. It really makes a difference in my life.

I'm always making lists and goals and thought of some things that Chris and I could do during these cold wintery months. ....

* Cook Goodies * Read Kid Books * Make Snowflakes * Other Park * Leaf Piles/ Snow Fight * Frisbee/ Football * Star Gazing * Window Art * Surprise Cam * Petsmart * Finger Paint *Saturday Morning Cartoons * Hot Tub * Motorcycle * Serving * Catch Something on Fire :p or fondue

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Chris and I Funness

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Home Opener Basketball

Today was the first opener of BYU basketball! So exciting. I'm with BYU Athletic Marketing and basketball is the one I'm so excited for. I love football and basketball as my two top favorite sports to watch, but to be honest basketball might be up top because something is always happening and there's a lot of energy.

I came to the game early and helped out with some things and met Chris where we sat way in the front like the second or fourth row! Very legit it was so fun watching the game and the final score for it was 70-60 against Bradley.
Wearing the BYU blue!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

BYU Bookstore Freeness!!!

Freeness is a term I came up with while texting Chris and the "-ness" part can go on pretty much any word to make it even more amazing-ness. Hahah. So the BYU Bookstore had a huge sale today with 20% off the whole store as a pre-Christmas sale. I got there early and they closed the bookstore down to get everything ready. By the time the sale opened there was a ton of people ready to get in and do some shopping.
I quickly went straight to the clothing section where they were giving out free scarves to the first 25 people. It was so exciting I ended up getting a really pretty light-silvery blue one and the second to last tote page as you see here! So much fun. Walked out of the craziness with my two free items perfectly content.