Saturday, January 28, 2012


I have a new love!

Pinterest! It has changed my life

What is Pinterest?
I'm glad you asked.
Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.
Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.


For Christmas this year I made all my gifts for my friends from ideas I got from Pinterest

I found an adorable quote from Audrey Hepburn and I searched and searched until I found the perfect printable for it

I absolutely love this quote, it makes me so happy every time I read it.

So here is the original idea I got from Pinterest....

And here's how mine turned out...

And there I am in the reflection

I got a frame from Wal-Mart and sanded it, then painted the frame white. I tried sanding it again to make it more rustic looking but chunks of paint were coming off and it didn't look so good, so I decided to leave it the way it was. I also added ribbon to the backing of the frame so it could be hung on a wall. I really liked the way it turned out. I downloaded the quote from this cute blog It Works For Bobbi and printed it on 8x10 photo paper.

My other creation was this little beauty that I made my friend from Alaska and my sister, they both seemed to love it!

Unfortanely, I can't find it on Pinterest or the blog I stole the idea from. That's the downside of Pinterest, if you see something you like it is so hard to find again unless you PIN it. So always PIN it!

But basically the necklace consisted of cutting out thousands of little circles and hot glueing them to felt

I am so glad I discovered this great new site!

Kelsey and I are moving out in March and we already have a board full of ideas for decrations, recipes, cleaning and organizing tips, all for the new place!

I'll keep you posted

Sunday, January 8, 2012

I know, I know, I haven't been updating my blog! I am not a big blogger, so I am not going to make any promises this year to update more. My life is just not that intetesting, and that's okay with me :)

I am excited about the new year! I love new beginnings! I know I am able to make changes and make goals any time of the year, but I think the beginging of a new year is such a good time to reflect on the previous year and think about what I accomplished and did well, and also what I would have changed. We can't change the past, but we can learn from it and make improvements as we go.

Accomplishments of 2011:

-Lost 30 pounds

-Read the Book of Mormon

-Got my (Limited) Temple Recomend

-Got my Scoping Certificate

-Passed out of RTR 102 (a class I had to take 4 times!)

-Can write 140 words per minute

Goals for 2012:

-Lose 50 pounds

-Move out of my parents house

-Get a job as a Scopist

-Work-out for 30-minutes, three times a week

-Practice my typing 10 hours a week

-Study my scriptures 15 minutes a day

-Go to the Temple once a month

-Go to the beach (just because it makes me so happy)

I have these goals written in my journal and next to each goal I have a plan of how I am going to accomplish each one. I know I may have to adjust the goals as the year goes on, and make different plans of accomplishing them, but I am going to make these goals a priorty in my life.