4/15/14

MIA.....And LOVING It!!!! =D

Soooo many things have been going on in our lives and I have had ZERO time to blog...literally! I make mention of a few things that happened to me personally in a video I now have time to edit (it's like two weeks old). Also, we had a great Spring Break!!!! I wanted to share with you what we have been up to! My husband put in his two weeks at work and decided to take off a week before starting his new job to be with ME! I was SO in love with that idea and began planning immEdiately! I honestly had every single second planned....even the sleeping in or naps of we wanted them. As the dates got closer I kept hearing my friends talk about plans for Spring Break. I thought that was very cute and fun for them and pushed it aside to think of what we would be doing when it got closer. The more I heard about it, the more the dates sounded eerily familiar...wait, the 7-11th???? But that was MY week!!!!! Needless to say, I LOVE my boys, but I was SO excited to date my hubby all day EVERY day for 5 glorious days while said children were in school. I may have thrown a two (okay three) second tantrum in my head before telling myself, "This will be okay. You will still have fun and do a lot of the things on your list...just add two cute boys to the mix." My planning changed slightly from holding hands and strolling the shops, to running around a  Family Fun Center with tokens and tickets galore! I was the only girl growing up and I am the only girl in this little family so I am used to rough and tough. Maybe that's why I love this blog so much. It is my girlie outlet =). SO, here is why I have been MIA:
Ironically we were at Kev's work party when he got a call and was offered an AMAZING new job! There is a magical place called Provo Beach Resort. It may be super chilly outside but the water was warm and inviting inside!!! We love this place and were so excited to go. I wasn't feeling my best so I misty sat and read while my sweet boys bounced around the place and had a blast!
My oldest has been working super hard on his first car for his first pinewood derby for cub scouts! I love that he designed it, helped cut (scary), painted and glued on his weights. He placed second in most of the races, third in one and got a certificate for all his hard work. I was overjoyed that he had FUN and don't take it too seriously if his car wasn't the fastest. Huge relief as a mom =D.
BIRTHDAYS!!!!! There have been so many lovelies in my life that have had birthdays the past month. I love them all and enjoyed every Kneaders trip (at 7 AM) and birthday get together. Isn't she a doll? Bet you can't guess her age, I dare you! ; D
INSANITY!!!!! Oh ladies, it has been kicking my J-Lo but I am so grateful for a supportive hubby and for a full week to get up early with him and get it DONE!!! Every morning for Spring Break we were in the basement jumping, twisting, sweating, grunting and breathlessly cursing Sean T LOL!
Day one of Spring break had us doing DEtailed cleaning on the house and then OFF with friends to play at Trafalga. Games, golfing, treats, prizes, bumper cars...the boys were in heaven. Kev even won the jackpot for this jumping game which made all the kids stare and think he was really cool LOL!
After that we went to an art exhibit that BLEW my mind. There were SUCH wonderful paintings (that I have grown up seeing) in all their original glory all the way from Europe. These painting have never left their original "home" and probably never will again. It was so special to share this with the boys. Outside their were art sculptures that resembled Minecraft a little too closely for the boys not to go charging!!! They had a blast and we topped the night off with dinner and ice cream at our favorite spot at Thanksgiving Point.
The next day was ALL about me and Kev cleaning the basement (which was a project on my list for "our week" together). The boys did chores then played out with friends and enjoyed the sunshine. Then we went and saw the Nut Job at the local theatre.
Wednesday was ALL zoo day baby! We had such perfect weather and the animals were being SO hilarious! I could have watched the grizzly bears all day long. They were running after each other, dunking one another and playing around like crazy =). The sea lions were dreamy swimming around and the monkeys (mine) were pretty funny too =). After the zoo we had dear friends over that are moving soon and ended with a little yard work. I loved it!
Thursday was also pretty dreamy. I visited the local temple here with a friend at 5:30am and came home to boys already doing chores....I mean RIGHT????? Love them! Then a good workout and Kev...my LUCKY husband set off to have lunch with one of my FAV singers ever!!!! 
Hilary Weeks is an amazing Christian singer/songwriter and is in the process of developing an app for some of her web stuff. Check her out here because she is amazing!!!
After insisting on hearing EVERY detail we set off to do a lot of yard work. Edging, planting, weeding, mowing, watering etc. It. Was. GLORious!!!!! =D 
That night we were able to have a sneak peak at a new museum in our community. We have been members for years at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah and I LOVE it!!!!! It has a petting zoo, a dinosaur museum that has various museums, events and activities. The gardens that are HUGE and host the amazing tulip festival every year and have fun splash events and concerts. This new museum within the grounds did NOT disappoint and will be such a wonderful addition to all the other attractions! There was a place to hang like a sloth and they would time how long you could do it. A place to see how high you could jump like a frog, how many flaps you can do as a hummingbird, a puppet show, rock climbing, mazes, brain busters, rope bridges, dance halls...that was my FAV!!! There was a screen that spanned one wall of the room that showed a woman teaching you a dance. The opposite wall had a mirror so you could watch her and yourself as she taught you the steps. They had tap, hip hop and country line dances. It was so much fun! That night we ate at one of our fav spots....and I got food poisoning =(. Spring Break came to a CRASHING halt!!! I was confined to my room for two whole beautiful sunny days = (. I am so glad to have had such a wonderful week with the fam so that those two days didn't feel like it was all ruined. 
So, yes, I was MIA but it's because life happened to me and it was WONderful!!!! What has made you MIA? Share =)

3/20/14

Purple Cut Crease

Today is all about cutting your crease. That pretty much means putting whatever color you choose in your crease and only blending above that line, never below. Some people are amazing at it and I revere them for it! For example,

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY62qc719kY
This is a technique that I want to be better at so to do that, one must practice! I hope to look back at earlier videos and giggle ; D. Want to take the journey with me? Well, here's the first one! Hope you enjoy it!!!

3/17/14

Saint Patrick's Day Eyes

Top o the mornin to ya! Have I told you lately that I love the color green on my eyes? It is one of "my  colors" from the color wheel and it just makes me happy every time I put it on. This fun little shoot was done by the amazing Miss Sara Marie from Sara Simpson Photography. It was featured on my Instagram Fashion account complete with outfit details. I have been having so much fun sharing my closet with you guys...and can I say that it is a little freeing? I have been one, like a lot of girls, to be down on myself when I look in the mirror. This creative outlet has helped my own what I love and share it. By talking about the pieces that I love from my closet and explaining why they work for me, it has helped me to compliment myself in a round about way. Not to feel conceited (at all) but more so to point out the positive and be happy with me =). I felt the combination of the outfit and the makeup was just perfect for today! Here's the video tutorial on how you can get your own amazing green and gold glittery eyes. Enjoy!

3/13/14

Home Tour Kitchen, Mud & Laundry Room

Now I know you guys asked me FOREVER ago to do this so I apologize but here is the first part =). I would always try to shoot a room or two but then it would e time to get the kids, time to eat, errands to run etc. I'm so glad I got up, got ready, cleaned this area and had time to get it on film. My house really isn't anything that amazing or ornate but we sure do love the memories we make here so it makes it amazing for us. Nothing will be as important in life as what you do and teach within the walls of your own home. Make it one that is simple, elegant, big, small, whatever, but full of love =). Welcome to our home!
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