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 :(