Thursday, November 3, 2011

My First Wreath Project!

My friend is getting married on November 11th.... A fall themed wedding with greens and browns so I thought I would try out a wreath that I see all over pinterest and peoples blogs.... I dont think I did to bad for my first one!  I went to Jo-Anns and got burlap, wood letters and hearts, a hot glue gun to glue the letters and hearts and I got some ribbon!

I got a metal hanger and shaped it into a circle

I cut out seven 3 ft, by 4 in strips of burlap

then i just scrunched away until I liked the way it looked! :)

after all the bulap was on and the hanger was back together I added the letters, hearts, and ribbon...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mary Kay Consultant!

Yup... Thats me... I am a Mary Kay Independant Beauty consultant! I'm trying to promote my business as much as possible and am asking you guys to help me! :)  Check out my website and tell everyone about it!! I'm also doing a contest right now on my Mary Kay by Dezeray facebook page... Have your friends and family like my facebook page and tell them who sent you... first prize winner gets eye makeup remover, eye liner, mascara and and eye shadow... second prize gets eye makeup remover and mascara!

Stay tuned for tomorrow... I will be posting my first DIY project! :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Hope everyone had a good Halloween! Winston and I had a blast handing out candy to all the adorable trick or treaters!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Food Friday...

Caprese Salad
my favorite!!

click on the pictures for the recipes

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thirst Thursday...

Perfect Margarita

Fresh Strawberry Margaritas
recipe for one margarita, can easily be multiplied
2 ounces Grand Marnier
1 1/2 ounces Tequila
2 ounces lime juice
2 1/2 ounces strawberry simple syrup [recipe below]
lime + fresh strawberries for garnish
salt + sugar for the rim
Rim the ridge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in a mix of margarita salt + sugar [I used about 3 tablespoons salt to 2 teaspoons sugar]. Fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grand marnier, simple syrup and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds. Pour over ice and squeeze in lime slices and add a few strawberries.
For strawberry simple syrup: combine equal parts sugar and water, bring to a boil and let sugar dissolve, then turn off heat and let cool completely. Combine 1 cup simply syrup + 1 1/2 cups slices strawberries in a blender and blend until combined. I don’t mind strawberry seeds, but if you’d like you can strain the mixture over a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds.
This recipe can be easily doubled, quadrupled, etc. Since everyone’s tastes differ, add simple syrup 1/4 cup at a time and go from taste. I also suggest buying the lime juice if you plan on making a pitcher (or 2) considering you’d have to squeeze a billion limes to get enough juice.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thirsty Thursday

Spiced and Spiked Cider

For my first thirsty thirsday post I thought I would start getting into the holiday spirit and share some cider!

via lisa white

Spiced and Spiked Cider
Serving Size: serves 4
  • 1 tsp. whole cloves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 whole star anise
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 3/4 cup spiced rum (use more/less, if desired)
  • orange peel
  1. Add the cloves, cinnamon sticks and star anise to a large saucepan over medium heat; lightly toast the spices in the pan for 1 minute.
  2. Add the orange juice and apple cider, simmer, but do not boil the cider for 10 minutes.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and add the rum.
  4. Ladle the cider into serving mugs and garnish with a strip of orange peel. To keep warm, the cider can stay on very low heat while serving.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

you can see the best that is hidden behind in every scene

‎"By removing the curtain of negative thoughts from your mind you can see the best that is hidden behind in every scene.

Throughout the day when thing s go wrong, check if you are able to remain unaffected. Also check how far you are able to see beyond each situation and see the positive aspect that is hidden within. Each day take the thought that whatever happens is for the best. Even when things go wrong make the practice of seeing the good aspect in the situation and if you are unable to do so, remain with the faith that everything happens for the best."

~ Brahma Kumaris, Mt Abu.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I llllove pinterest!

Oh my gosh! Why haven't I heard about this amazing website before!?  It's the greatest thing invented!  It helps me in sooo many ways... I have found stuff for my house that I dont want to forget about so I pinned it! my future tattoos.... PINNED!  someday I just might get married... I have found hair styles that I never want to forget about soooo... theyre PINNED! future clothes for my closet... PINNED!! :) Such a handy little thing. Thanks to you guys I finally use pinterest!! :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

beauty, relaxation, family, fun times

Last weekend my family drove to Lake Billy Chinook and camped out for a weekend... A weekend is not even close to long enough.  The lake is huge and beautiful.  My Mom, Dad, Sister, Thai, Dakota, Winston and I all went.  We drove around the lake and looked at pretty homes.... There was all kinds of wild life... deer, wild horses, snakes, lizards, bunnies..... we toobed, went skiing, fished, relaxed and played! It was such an awesome weekend with my amazing family.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Judge not lest ye be judged

Before you judge my life, my past or my character... Walk in my shoes, walk the path I have traveled, live my sorrows, my doubts, my fear, my pain and my laughter! Remember, "Judge not lest ye be judged." Everyone has their own story! When you've lived my life, then you can judge me!.....May we all remember this when tempted to judge another

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ten things I learned while on Vacation....

me, dad, sister at a beautiful wedding

1. A Week off isn't enough....
2. Weddings in 100 degree weather are miserable...
3. I'm a procrastinator... bad....
4. I have baby fever....
5. If I want my dads full attention at my wedding... I will not plan it on a beaver game day because he will be at the wedding but he will be there with head phones on listening to the game!!
6. I am totally and completely in LOVE....
7. The pet hospital is a money sucker...
8. I have amazing people in my life...
9. I planted waaaay to much zuchini and squash...
10. pickle juice should not be used as a chaser for alcohol....

our friend Ty

the awesome couple Trevor and Ty

me, mom, sister

Ty's dad Jim dancin away! :)

jackson (Dakotas little brother) he loves the motorcycle

hes saying cheeeeeeese!

yes... TWO weddings in one day! Nikki and Timmy

As you can see I had an amazing vacation week.... but nothing accomplished :(