Friday, October 30, 2009

Without a doubt....

....this is the cutest baby that ever existed in the whole WORLD. This is why I love Halloween.
Photo courtesy of Scott and Nicole's blog, but I had to have something this darling on mine too!
Please take note of the monkey slipper on her foot. It just doesn't get better than that.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Aversion therapy

I ate one of these at the hospital

And then took one of these for my sickiness

And then felt like this

In case anyone is keeping score, I no longer eat enchiladas (since I was 8), Barbecue pizza, or omelets.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Anthropologie is a weakness of mine. I could spend hundreds of dollars on frivolous things and not even feel bad about it. I spend hours looking at their website, just dreaming of owning every. single. thing. It was always a general lusting, until I found these.

Try and tell me those aren't the most darling shoes you have ever seen. I would wear those with EVERYTHING. There were almost 30 customer reviews, the most I've ever seen for one item, and they were all positive. {ALL OF THEM}. Everyone agreed that they were the most comfortable shoes, they could wear them for a 10 hour work day without a problem. Other reviews said you could change out the ribbon and that they looked even cuter with a red or yellow silk bow. Completely convinced of my absolute undeniable irrevocable need for these shoes, I prepared to purchase immediately. But of course, they were out of every size bigger than a 7.5. Of course.
So I called the store in Salt Lake and they were out.
So I called customer service and had them check every store in the country, and they were out.
Every single store.
Defeated, I decided to move on, start the grieving process you know? So today I thought I would look at them one more time. Hoping that maybe they suddenly weren't as perfectly adorable as I know they are. And there it was. A size 8.5. Good thing I already have an account created to order from them, because within ten seconds I was looking at my order confirmation. In some warehouse somewhere, my beautiful perfect pair of shoes is being packaged and shipped to me.

I love when stories have happy endings.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sucker Punch

Read this short but amazingly hilarious article about a woman in Australia. I hope more men like that get what's coming to them.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

And now for a quick game of....

Where's PIP???

Saturday, October 24, 2009

No man is an island

We have the smallest kitchen in the world. I had dollhouses with more counter space than we have right now. The solution? A portable kitchen island. We ordered it online and waited anxiously for the day of arrival.

This is what we found waiting for us on the porch one day after work

This is what was inside

These were the rocket scientist instructions

Two hours later it started to resemble something useful

After screwing on hinges, drawer tracks, and spice racks, it's done! And Pip approved.

Beautiful wonderful coveted counter space!!!

A whole dinner prepared on one counter top. All of my dreams have officially come true.

Attempts to decorate a basement

Austin and I live in a very small basement. It's the reality of being poor students. Several weeks ago the word "dungeon" was coming to mind more and more each time I walked through our front door. So I decided to do something to brighten up our humble home.

Wooden letters to remind us to have a little more of this

Some cheery canvases

Empty picture frames always make me happy

As does our brightly colored bedding

And finally, some wedding pictures up on the wall. Mod podge canvas versions of them.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Birthday Blog!

Finally, pictures! Here's a few of the shots we got in the whirlwind weekend of Seth visiting, General Conference, and my 23rd Birthday!

23 candles in my delicious key lime pie, courtesy of Siara

Dirt and worms!

Homegrown pumpkins

Adorable Halloween countdown from Ann and Terry

The traditional haunted gingerbread house...and Seth's foot.

Cutest Halloween wrapping ever

With these adorable gifts inside...

Incredible pillow handmade by Jess

And the darling sign that Brittney made me!

The adorable coaster Ashton found for me at Anthrpologie, my favorite store ever!

And among other things, Siara always gives me the things I need to have fabulous hair!

And possibly my favorite (and most useful) wonderful running shoes!

And thanks to everyone else for the gift cards, checks, B-day cards, and wonderful wishes! It makes me feel a little better about getting so old. =)

Uggghhh. I suck AGAIN!!!!

Our camera is broken and I can't get any pictures to load for my blog. So it seems too boring to write without pictures, so I'm sorry for the lack of updates. I'm sure no one has been dying to hear what's going on, but still, I'm very sorry! I do have to say that I am SO excited about the upcoming Halloween holiday. We are carving pumpkins this weekend (real ones we grew in the garden) and I've been eating pumpkin seeds on everything to get in the spirit! I have to admit that we won't be dressing up for any events, but we will definitely be going to downtown Provo for the Halloween Festival. What are your plans for this Hallow's Eve???

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ughh...I suck.

Oh my goodness I am officially the worst blogger EVER. I swear up and down that blogs are to come. I have so many wonderful pictures of our most recent activities just waiting patiently on my camera to be uploaded and surround by clever blog text. So I promise, don't give up on me! But in more exciting news....NieNie, my favorite blogger/mom/Mormon girl is going to be on OPRAH! October 7th. Watch it, she will change your life. And read her blog here. She is an inspiration.