Saturday, March 31, 2012


My cute little Long Lost Friend Megan tagged me.. so here we go!


1) Post the rules.
2) Post a photo and 11 random things about you.
3) Answer questions.
4) Ask questions.
5) Tag.

1: I am a neurotic clean freak. If you set it down, I WILL pick it up and put it away, probably somewhere you wont be able to find it... This drives sam nuts.
2: I'm timid and nice inside but if you could only hear the mean things i say in my head... you'd be shocked. Don't piss me off or you'll be sorry (if you knew what i was thinking)
3: When I see people I went to high school with (girls mainly) say in the grocery store or something... i will immediately ditch the cart and run to a different isle so i don't have to see them... oops
4: I have a hankering to chop my hair and dye it red.. like red red.
5: Pickles are my favorite snack
6: Cereal is my favorite dinner
7: Oreos rock
8: I'm Starving at this very moment
9: I love Loner movie nights
10: My farts don't make noises
11: I still have no idea what i want to be when i grow up.
12: I'm 80% sure I have ADD

1: What is something weird you do when you are alone?
Be naked... run a muck around the entire house... clean, do laundry, you name it... i love to do it naked.

2: How have you changed in the past 2 years?
Im more responsible, patient, less selfish, less adventurous and risky... and im married... :D

3: What was your last argument about? Who was it with?
Sam... about me putting his cup away that he left out on the counter...

4: What was your favorite month in the past year? Why?
March. Definitely March. Our wedding was in march, we went to cancun, and there were so many changes
for the better. My life is now Our life.

5: A book you love and why.
I'm on the Hunger Games band wagon.... Love it.

6: Do you like who you are right now? If not, then what would you want to improve?
I absolutely LOVE who I am right now. I am my favorite person. in a not cocky way of course. I'm just pleases with my decisions i've made and who i've become. Life Is Good.

7: Are there specific songs you listen to when you are in a certain mood? What are they?
Dixie chicks when I clean... theyre just so... Loud and uppity... i invented that word. get off me.
8: What makes you happy?
Sam. Our house. Future Plans. New Job. Days off my new job. Family.
9: If you had to live in the same place for the rest of your life, where would it be and why?
I would live in Driggs ID, its my little slice of heaven.
10: Why do you have a blog?
To brag about my fun days and vent on occasion.
11: What do you hope will happen in the next 30 days?
Learning how to be a wifey and how to live with a new human in my home. It's going to be an exciting ride.

1. What is one of your pet peeves?
Chomping your food. Don't do it.

2. What is something cool you learned this past week?
How to Make a mold of a mouth. Yay.

3. Do you prefer big or small marshmallows in your hot chocolate?
Small.. definitely small.. you cant sip up a giant marshmallow for a little surprise in you hot cocoa
4. If you had 24 hours all by yourself, with no phone or internet, what would you do?
Organize my House.. color coordinate, alphabetize, trash, DI, and rearrange.... yes, yes, yes!

5. What do you love about yourself?
I love that I've found out who I am, and I can accept myself.

6. Chocolate or Vanilla? Sweet or Salty?
Vanilla, i'm not all about the chocolate.
Salty, mmmm like a salted nut roll!! de-freakin-licious.

7. What hurts your feelings the most?
When i dont feel welcome... Or when people make me feel stupid. Dont.

8. What do you do when you are trying to put off something you need to do?
I move things around in my closet and drawers.

9. What do you wish you got recognition for, but don't?
My helpfulness... it gets super frustrating when you are ALWAYS helping and no one offers to help back... i know i shouldn't expect anything in return and just be doing it out of the goodness of my heart... but sometimes, it'd be nice :)

10. Do you live to work, or work to live?
Work to live definately... just take a little gander in my Savings account you'd see :/

11. Let's be honest, do blondes have more fun?
Freak no.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I Started a 24 Day challenge by advocare. Its a Cleanse/High Protein, Low Cab Diet. And so far I am LOVING it. I'm only on day 4 and I can already feel a difference! I have a ton more energy, I feel healthier, I've lost 3 pounds, I don't get tired throughout the day... and the best part is.. I don't even crave crap food anymore! My cravings are for like fruit and veggies and my delicious berry shake that I get for Breakfast every morning! This isn't one of those starve yourself diets either.. I don't even feel hungry at the end of the day! I'll post before and after pictures at the end of the 24 days if i'm sucessful! I may even start selling this crap if it works out for me! Wish me luck... I've got a wedding coming up! I've gotta look good ;)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Dear Life

Thats Whats been happening in my life lately.. and Lots of them Including:

*New Job
*New Ward
*New Family
*New Friends
*New Life Experiences
*New... Me.

I'm Very Pleased with the way my life is turning out. I've come to the realization and understanding that everything does happen for a reason, and I've never felt more strongly or grateful for this.

Sam and I met about 6 months ago on a blind date believe it or not. His sister in law lined us up, I worked with her at the hospital and it took her about 6 months to think to line me up with sam! what took her so long?? I'm not entirely sure!! But I am very glad she did!

Our first date was on July 6th and I was somewhat dreading it to be completely honest. Because all anyone could say about him is.. "He is SOOO quiet" So before our date I didn't put too much effort into getting ready cause I had just gotten off of work and I was tired and I didn't think it would take off or go anywhere. But as soon as I opened the door, saw his gorgeous face and cute little smile I immediately regretted that decision. ha ha I seriously knew right away there was something different about this fella. when I saw him standing on my porch that day, I had "pre-ventricular contractions" so you could say... I couldn't think, couldn't speak (shocker) and all I could do was giggle... I think the first words I said to him was... "sorry I look like poop" ha ha he probably thought i was retarded.
Our first date was a hike, and he Talked My Ear Off!! I couldnt get why Amy told me he was so quiet... We seriously hit it off right then and there and the rest was history. He stole my heart and he was the only person I wanted to be with, see, talk to, think about and talk about from there on out.

Sam is my better half and i'm not just saying that either. We are so much alike yet we are exact opposites if that is even possible. He is so logical and level headed. He grounds me when I get carried away with my crazy unrealistic ideas. He calms me when things aren't going just my way. He is the best listener, and gives the best advice. Some people may say he is shy and doesn't talk, but that's just because he doesn't like them.. JK its only because he doesn't open up to many.. but the second he does... watch out! He's a talker, and he's mine.

I know without a doubt in my mind that Sam and I are supposed to be together and we will be successful in our marriage and raising a family. Its gonna take work, and will be a change for the both of us but an amazing journey to learn and grow together. I'm excited to start our life together.. it'll be a wonderful ride.

I'm now employed at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray as a Surgeon's assistant... Love it. I see so many incredible things everyday that people would kill to see and do. I love working so closely with the doctors and building a bond with all of my co workers! If i could tell you about every surgery I do, I totally would. but... my little friend HIPPA prevents that. Sorry. So just take my word for it... My job Rocks.

My Life Rocks..

Monday, March 21, 2011


I'm feeling Motivated and ambitious....

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Interesting Tips

-Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.
-Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.
-Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.
-To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of Spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream; then beat them.
-Heat leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove; set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the food channel and it really works.
-To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave next to a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.
Start putting torn newspaper in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers put layers around the plants, overlapping as you go; cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic; they will not get through wet newspapers.
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.
-To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.
-Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and ... Ta DA! ... Static is gone.
-Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient (peanut butter, honey, etc.) and watch how easily it comes right out.
-Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!
-If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside. Just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals easily.
-Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair.
-To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2 with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works.
-If the heating unit goes out on your dryer, it may be from the lint filter, even it looks clean. Dryer sheets often cause a film to form over the mesh filter. To test, take the filter to the sink and run hot water over it. If the hot water just sits on top of the mesh, it is clogged and could burn out the heating unit and could potentially burn your house down. To avoid this, take the filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush at least every six months. It increases the life of your dryer at least twice as long.
-If you get paint on your hands use a few tablespoons of gasoline, rub and then wash with soap. It works just like paint thinner.
-For stains like permanent marker on a counter or flat surface, use hairspray and a paper towel to remove.
-To prevent cookies from getting hard, put a slice of bread in with the batch in a rubbermaid container. The bread will keep cookies moist and delicious.
-For extra shiny hair, rinse with REALLY cold water at the end of your shower.
-Whip egg whites and a little sugar for a homemade hair gel that scrunches curls 10x better than the store-bought stuff.
-Never microwave rubbermaid plastic containers, it causes the sides to deteriorate and a stain to form around the edges.
-To remove white deodorant stains on clothing, put your hand inside a pair of panty hose then rub the area until clean. Works like magic!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Today, I really loved these 3 quotes:
  • Treat everyone as though they are going through an extremely difficult trial...most of the time, you will be right. - Craig Donaldson
    This is so true. We never know what people are going through or what battles they may be fighting. Most people are pretty good at covering up their true feelings, so we might as well be extra kind. What's there to lose?

  • If you are afraid of failure, you don't deserve to be successful. - Charles Barkley
    As a perfectionist, I'm really worried about failure. Sometimes I find myself wanting to try something but thinking, "What if I'm not good at it?" To this I tell myself, so what. I'd rather try something and look silly or be bad at it, then look back and wonder what if...

  • Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature. - Helen Keller
    This is my new motto. I think life should be an adventure, even if that means finding creative ways to save money and pay the bills, or going on fun trips, or just making fun out of boring situations. I think anything can be fun with the right attitude.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Just a Little Bit of Information for ya.

I like my job okay? don't get me wrong. But i HATE. do you hear me? HATE smelly patients. not only because they make me want to gag, cover them in pine tree air fresheners, die, and They make my eyes water... BUT i also go home smelling like them.... How do you stink so bad? seriously.