Merry Christmas

Every year my parents would give us p.j.'s to wear Christmas eve.
Long Johns in every color and pattern would be fun.
CUTE yet so COMFY.

My family gets here today.
I haven't seen some of my family in a year.... so it should be fun.
I'll be back when the chaos stops.

This OUTFIT for less

I love Ann Taylor's must have outfits. Here is one of them.
This cost around $400 dollars for the whole thing!
Expensive right?

The sweater is on sale for $29 instead of $75.
But the rest of the outfit isn't

Try this for less and get the same basic look!

Satin Bandage Pencil Skirt
Satin Bandage Pencil Skirt $19.50

Victor Victor Alfaro Pearl Bead Cluster Necklace - Gold/Natural Multi

OR a Bracelet
Beaded Stretch Braclet Set
Beaded Stretch Braclet Set $7.50

Wide Buckle Croc Belt


I am surrounded by perfection.

Yesterday was my husband and my two year anniversary. It's amazing that two years have flown by. I was in charge after I lost a bet we made. I had a wonderful day planned but it could have only happened if it snowed or if there was left over snow. And it didn't.... I had a lame back up plan but it cost money. I was counting on this being my gift to him since it was very time consuming. Plus it is nice to give a gift that I spend a lot of time on and that is creative.

Not to mention my husband is the hardest person to shop for. He has everything that he wants and he doesn't constantly say "oh that's pretty...or oh I like that" like me. So through out the year I am constantly reminding him with out knowing what I like. He never does that and never tells me what he wants. Also he is unemployed at the moment and we have one car so it is extremely hard to give him a surprise. He is always with me.

So that night I was thinking of something that I could do for him. I had a lot of good ideas but nothing that I could do fast. I thought I will be unoriginal and wake up early and make him breakfast (since he is the cook in the family).... Six is plenty early to get up and make breakfast.... My husband was up at five...... making noise. I sat in bed very angry. He is making me something and making me breakfast. Now most of you are probably thinking..... why are you mad your husband is amazing he is making you gifts and breakfast stop whining. Well I sat there and I had nothing for him besides that we were going to Park City that day. I felt terrible and the worse wife in the world. He always does things like this for me. Not only did he make breakfast it was 10 times better than anything else I would have made. He also surprised me with a watch that I need and want. I constantly feel like I don't contribute and do anything for him because by the time I go to do it... it is done.... and done better.
Well I feel bad that I was moody during my breakfast in bed but I wasn't like that the whole day. I enjoyed the wonderful steak dinner he made and the cheesecake from the cheesecake factory. Raspberry citrus cheesecake and chocolate peanut butter, caramel with Oreo crust. delicious but very expensive!

I really need to try and be a better wife and think of things I can do for him because really no matter what he says I feel like I am clueless, spoiled and a failure.

Oh well maybe by 3 years I'll come up with something. For now I will stop complaining and just enjoy it!

I thought these were amazing.... kind of like my husband.

Brussels stock exchange, Snow Festival, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, photo

This for Less


Merino ethereal ruffle cardigan

Forever 21
Pleat Tucked Cardigan


holiday deals

Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Fannie May Chocolate has free shipping..... on everything!!!
Sending chocolate this year?.... don't leave your home.
You can make your own assortment and gift packages.
Pink Polka-Dot Kitchen & Refrigerator has daily deals.
This is today's deal. its $129 for the kitchen set. Was $199.
I think it is adorable.
AND today is the last day you can get 20% if your cart is over $100- with code SAVE20
AND free shipping on orders $85 or more- with code FREE85
Plus their toys are up to 60% off.

20% with code GAP20

Oh Christmas Tree

Pop menagerie bird ornamentPop menagerie giraffe ornament
pop menagerie pig ornamentElephant Ornament
Whale OrnamentPenguin Ornament

Jonathan Adler has these pretty white porcelain ornaments.
They are not in my price range but they are sure fun to look at.
Maybe after the holidays they will go on sale enough for me to buy them for next season.
(Piggy ornament- shout out to the Borens)

and of course these ornaments are amazing from anthropologie.
Fairy Slipper Ornament, Buttercup One-Of-A-Kind Carnival Bird, Large
Homespun Owl Ornament, Blue Pirate Ship Ornament, Blue
Later this week I am done with school. I have high hopes of making one or more of these.
I will post them if I get the chance to make them.

Bookshelf fun


So we were going to paint and wallpaper this bookshelf to give it new life. But we decided to change it into a desk/bookshelf and add some lights! Let me tell you how amazing it is to be typing on a desk! I wish I would of had one during school!

First we added a border to make it look more "chunky".
Add some pretty paint
Oil-Based, Sherwin Williams
Waited a long time for all sides of the shelves to dry and added wallpaper we found on sale.
Not only did we decide to make the bookshelf a desk and add lights but my husband also decided to add hooks for my purses and hooks for my necklaces. He also made amazing jewelry organizers. They are yet to be stained so I will post on them later.
I love being organized (when it happens in a small condo it is amazing).
Turn on the lights...
Here is the desk folded in
This was our first time doing wallpaper lets just say.... we learned some things. :)

Pecan Waffles

This is a really simple recipe but it was so good.
We wanted to try something different than just normal waffles... and we felt like pecans so

We used Krusteaz mix.
add 6 tablespoons of brown sugar
a handful of chopped pecans
per eight 4 inch waffles

Add any fruit that you want on top or just butter and syrup.
So yummy nice change for normal waffles.

BYU, U of U, Nativity

Here are three more of our calendars.

U of U
U of U letters and colors on the tree.
Oh and I just realized that I put the numbers in the wrong order! That was the photographers problem not the calendars! :)
BYU calendar
The Y and BYU colors on the tree.


The number 25 rotates on the top to show the star.
This one is my favorite