Sunday, November 20, 2011

Crochet Headbands

I thought I would post this on here as well as on facebook because I know some of you don't have facebook. I am selling crochet headbands again this year and they are selling like hot cakes. They are $14 and come with a flower. I am currently working on a pattern for a baby version and when I get those done they will be $8. So if you want one let me know and I will custom make one for you. The picture I have is just of the colors I have right now but I can make them in any color.

So just send me a message if you want one! I can do pretty much anything with them. Also I can make the flower removeable.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Here's to an awesome year!!

I have a lot to talk about in this post but I will try to keep it to the point. Josh and I celebrated our two year anniversary on August 15. I can't believe how fast two years flies by! I love him so much and I am so glad I get to spend my life with him for the rest of all eternity. I love you Josh!!

This weekend we were able to attend one of my good friends weddings in Salt Lake. It was beautiful, of course, and I was so happy to be reunited with some of the best girls ever, (Rosalie, Melissa, and Lindsey this means you!), that I have missed all summer.

School starts tomorrow and I am actually really excited for this year! It is going to be my last year before student teaching so I am kind of ready to start it just so that I know I am that much closer to it being over. :) But really I am excited, my recital date is set for February 11, 2012 so put it on your calendars... like right now before you forget. :)

Also, I have some house updates. Josh won't let me post any of the inside yet until it is completely finished... down to the very last door knob haha so I will just post some of the outside that he finished a couple weeks ago.

This is the before... so many crazy things going on with this house...

And this is the after!!! So much better I love it!! We painted as well a fixed some of the craziness that was going on in the lawn... Like that fence... ugh so nasty...

No longer the ugliest house on the street. Yay!!

Well my friends, I think that is all for now. I have such a positive outlook on this year and I hope that it will last! (Fingers crossed)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Playing catch-up

So I know I am really bad at this blogging thing especially because I was looking at some of the pictures I need to put on here and they are from march.... yeah...

Anyway this summer has been a busy one for us. Josh had to hire my little brother because he couldn't keep up with all the work he was getting by himself. So with that you can guess that business is going really well for us right now.

I am just enjoying a summer without any school work and I am working at coldstone about 40 hours a week which is really nice to save up some money before school starts again. Also I have been babying my little garden... which has been thriving by the way.( I will post pictures in a sec).

I think that about sums it up other than the pictures I will post. We went on a fun family reunion on Josh's side to Lake Walcott and I am really upset with myself because I think I took two or three pictures the whole time we were there... oh well we made some good memories.

Here are the picture updates:

We went to Wicked in Boise and Josh actually really enjoyed it

Cute niece and nephew Vanna and Cash they insisted on giving each other kisses on the cheek while I was taking pictures.

They finally both looked forward. So cute!
I convinced Josh it would be fun to dye easter eggs even though we were a little big

Our egg line-up
So this was before we put the garden in the back
And this is the after. I would upload more photos of it but blogger is being slow.
First check to his first employee

Josh at the campout

Really bad picture of me but josh is always hot!

Halle's pants were a little big

Silly kids!
First employee
 Ok no more pictures for now it is taking forever to upload these!

Till later!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


So I have been senior recital dress searching on the internet and to no avail how I found anything even close to what I want. I have this image in my head of a flowy silk floor length dress that is emerald green. It seems like nothing like that exists.... well at least in my price range. I did however find this little number on etsy and thought it was a way cute vintage dress which I would probably like a lot more if it wasn't pink... not too crazy about that color for a senior recital dress for some reason.

Anyway I have the whole summer and a semester to keep looking so hopefully I find one! I can't believe that I am finally able to see a light at the end of the tunnel and start planning my senior recital! 3 years of my life have flown by so fast and now I am a senior in college! Crazy stuff!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Good old home cookin'

We tried out this new recipe the other day with some alterations and it was so good that I thought I would share it.

Fettuccine Alfredo

2 1/2 - 3 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts


2 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. soy sauce
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 Tbs. oil
2 lg garlic cloves

1 12 oz package fettuccine noodles
2 lbs sliced carrot (we used about 1 lb and it was plenty for us)
2 cubes butter (again we only used one, my mother in law tried two and said it was way too buttery)
2 cups whipping cream
1 - 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan
1/4 c. snipped, fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste

Cut the chicken breasts into small chunks. Stir together salt, soy sauce, sugar, pepper, oil and garlic in a mixing bowl. Toss chicken into the marinade. Cook the chicken in a large frying pan with the lid on until the chicken turns brown, stirring frequently. Cook fettuccine noodles as directed by the package. In a saucepan boil carrots in water until they are tender. Drain carrots. In a 9x13-inch pan, mix up butter, cream, and Parmesan. Place in oven at 350 degrees until the butter is melted. Keep in the warm oven until the chicken and carrots are done. When the chicken and carrots are done remove the 9x13 pan from the oven and add fresh parsley, salt, and pepper to the butter cream mixture. Then toss in the cooked, drained noodles and the chicken and carrots.

Your meal is now ready to enjoy!!

Hope you like it we sure did!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Busy Busy Bees

Since I have been asked by some people to update my blog I figure I might as well do it today since I don't want to do homework on Sunday anyway...

We have been so busy lately!

I don't know if I have mentioned anything about Josh's business on here but I guess I will tell you a little about it now. His business is now called Aim High Painting (formerly Hall Paint and Furniture).  Over the winter months he has been just focusing on interior painting but as soon as it warms up a little more than one day of sunshine... dumb Idaho weather... then he will start on exterior painting as well. Everyone keeps telling us that since he has been able to stay busy during the winter months, which is usually the slowest time for contractors, then we should be very grateful because our business is doing good. And we are so very grateful that he is succeeding and is able to do what he loves to do. Someday he wants to expand it to other locations such as Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls and then sell the business as we whole. Then what he really wants to do with that money is start up motivational speaking seminars for small businesses and such. It will be an adventure but I am so very proud of him for going after what he loves.

We decided to have a booth at the Spring fair expo at the Holt Arena this year and it was a really good success! We came into contact with a lot of people who want Josh to do jobs for them this summer as soon as the weather warms up. Ever since the fair Josh has been so busy! He has been working two jobs a day. he starts out in Lava Hot Springs because he is working on the Health West clinic out there and then he would come back into Pocatello to eat and head right out to another painting job. It is getting to the point where I think we are going to have to hire our first employee (probably my brother who has already been helping Josh out a little this week) because it is going to be so busy this summer, which makes us so happy. Because hiring someone means that Josh will be able to do more jobs in a less amount of time and not have to turn anyone down.

As for me I cannot wait for this summer! I think this semester I have finally realized what it is like to have completely burned myself out and it is not fun. I definitely pushed myself to the limit this semester, I am taking 17 credits of upper division classes as well as working two jobs, averaging about 35 hours a week, plus homework and practicing on top of that. There has been quite a bit of lack of sleep, luckily I am pretty good at working under pressure to get all my assignments done on time. But I only have about three more weeks of school left so I am not going to stress myself out more about it right now. All I can say is that I definitely wouldn't have made it through this semester without some of the friends I have made over the past year. With Josh being so busy it has really been nice to have some friends who are going through the same things as I am to lean on and just goof around with!

Cool planter mentioned below
Anyway, enough with school. When we were at the spring fair the booth next to us sold these things called The Vertical Garden which I thought were the coolest things ever and I really wanted to buy one but I knew I didn't have the money, turns out they ended up giving us one at the end of the fair because we had brought them a chair to sit on. So my question to you, whomever is reading this, should I make it into a strawberry planter, or put house plants in it. I just can't make up my mind, and since they are made of vinyl they can stay outside year round without cracking. So give me your opinion!

I am excited for summer mostly because I am planting a garden, and it is the first summer in like 6 years that I haven't had a play or musical to be involved with and I actually get to enjoy my summer!! Also we are going to do some work on our house so as soon as that happens I will post pictures of the before and after.

And I almost forgot I am taking Josh to see Wicked in Boise as soon as school gets out I am so excited! I have seen Wicked twice before but I knew as soon as Josh told me that he actually wanted to go watch it I had to take advantage of the opportunity because I knew he could change his mind pretty quick. Tickets were for sale at out school for $15 which is a steal! Of course they are nose bleeds BUT it will still be fun, and we will see what he says after he sees it haha. And I am really excited because that means we get to stay with Erica and Ty, Josh's sister and brother in law, so it should be a very fun trip!!

That's it for now!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pay it Forward 2011

I took this from my sis-in-laws page and it sounds like a fun idea!
I promise to send something hand-made to the first five peope who leave a comment here. You must in turn post this on your blog and send somthing YOU make to the first five people who comment on your post. The rules are: the item has to be HANDMADE and must be sent to the five people sometime in 2011. So do it! I can't wait - this could be so fun!

Also send me an e-mail with your address so I can mail it to you! There's nothing better than getting a surprise package in the mail right?! My e-mail is