I heart... Cali

 Yep still in my PJ's (even after working out ha)
Hey lova BOY  XoX

House for rent, hmm shall we?


Team Ra-Ras Kicks Breast Cancer - Susan G. Komen for the Cure Philadelph...

Watch this video on youtube and when it reaches 5 million views, money will be donated to the cure!!


Honeymoon #2

 One year!!! and boy has it ever been a year, i think one for the records ha ha but I LOVE my man like a fat kid loves his cake!!!  

We spent a TOO short weekend in San Diego (20 min from home, but its Cali)! Spence boy was pretty proud of this chick for picking a splendid hotel!
We played on the beach, Steak house dinner, World Curry, dance benefit, ping pong, horrible movie, and denny's breakfast!  and he can tease and complain about my veggie ways and life long addiction to salad but hey when all is said an done my meal is 6.99 and his 52.99, i'm a cheap date!
Great weeekend with my Smokin Salmon (i'm on this kick of making up random names for him)

We arrived home on V day morning so kept things simple. But I had to do something so while he was at work, i cut out hearts (from old newspapers and paperplates, literally taken from the trash haha). That explains the ghettoness but hey he loved it! 
1year down... 4EVER to go!  

Need to Read

Amazing book! It's about Betty Eadie's near death experience and the importance of love and charity! LOVED this, so inspiring! HAVE to read!


Life is but a Stepping Stone

How quickly you want time to go by in some aspects and yet slow in others. Can time operate one seperate continuums?... It has been six months today since my mom left her temporary home. In this I find wonder, pain, peace, joy, and gratitude. Gratitude for the life my mother lead, and gratitude that I was able to be such an intimate part of that. The memories I hold are the roses in the midst of our decemebers, the sunshine you find on a cloudy day, and will forever keep her alive within.

The joy that comes from knowing a beautiful angel has been added to the concourses of  God's angels cheering us on, walking the path alongside, and taking our hand each time we tumble. The joy of knowing she is still there, her agenda was complete here but she had yet another plan to attend to on the other side.

I'm grateful for the experience I have gained, the relationships that have been strengthened, and for the steps this has brought me take, steps closer to our Savior. The pain may forever be there, but I am not asking for it to go away, it is a scar I am willing to hold and share with those around me forever. This scar is a reminder of the love that exist, the love that can and must exist with each of us. Love is a far from simple word, but love is what created us, what started our life here on earth, love sustains us through life, and the most ultimate and unconditional love is what will bring us back home. Love.

So CHEERS, a toast to my Mother, a daughter of our Father in Heaven, a choice spirit that has finally returned home after a glorious journey, to a life lived that will continue on through the lifes of her children, family, and friends, an added hero to the map that will guide us back home. Thank you for your time, I love you mom!


Tufted Today

Have always Loved tufted headboards, ok not always but the last six months i've been obsessed!Wondering how in the world I could make one of these, my ideas were stumped with the fact that all material would be too heavy to hang on the wall.  Ok now lets jump back a year ago while attending Dixie State College my Comm professor Brooke Ulrich told us about her website, http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/, an AMAZING website put up by an equal amazing individual! Well last night I get a text from Mckelle telling me to check out the above website, I knew it sounded familiar and was delighted to see it was indeed my professors site! and of course it held the answer to my dilemna, so tufted headboard here i come! You really need to check this site out, so fun and creative with great links to other inspiring ideas!


I'm an AUNT!

Ok so not technically an aunt but one of my best friends had her baby this morning at 10:45! of course this is all from the grapevine, me being in Cali in all, so details are still unknown! But it wen fabulous and she is now a mother, how quck time goes by!!  SO sad I could not be there but overly estatic for this event nonetheless!! Congratulations Candice, I love you and can't wait to meet this neice of mine!!!

And as for dinner last night, Spence gave it an A+! Stuffed acron squash was absolutely delicious with a mixed green salad with almonds and feta cheese, and the desert mmm  magnificant! who knew cooking was so rewarding? and even more rewarding when you know it's healthy! I love being VEGGIE! haah but for real the recipes are so unique and wonderful!
And i finished my war essay, my fashion marketing class assignment is done, now just a few things for art and i'll be free on Sunday to watch the big game and cook (oven fried zuchini sticks are a great healthy aternative to all the game day snacks out there, and they are absolutely delicious!)



Can I brag for a minute, my good grades lead me to recieve a WONDERFUL phone call this morning from WSU, I recieved an academic scholarship!!!! YAY!!! it was a little amount but considering my school is already  paid for, this amount I get to pocket, so basically Weber is paying me to attend school! ha ha Today is just fabulous!!!!   While speaking of school, I have a fabulous health class which i love and learn so much, i'm constantly telling Spence new fun facts, for instance, while a man is running and giving 50% power a woman has to give 73% to just keep up with him. Sadly us women are made SO differently, also we can not run as fast due to the angle of our femur bone to our bodies... interesting! Well if i want to cook dinner I better get my school work done, english paper topic : can we really justify war?  think about it, it's a crazy subject and MANY opinions out there!

Hadlee Rose Dining

Yes i'm a chef! ok maybe not really but i'm sure trying. It's amazing the things i'm learning, for instance did you know that tomatoes should not be refrigerated? yes i NEVER knew that, also I could tell you what fruits/veggies you should buy organic and which ones don't matter! I know what Feta, Ricotta, Swiss, shredded mozzerella, grated parmesan, shredded paremesan cheese all are ha ha i've never cooked with so many different cheeses! Never really liked cheese that much quite honestly, but now it's my staple food in meals!    I won't go into detail on all that I've cooked up but my husband did make the remark last night "vegetarian meals really are delicious" AHA if I can convince Spencer, the BIGGEST meat lover to say such a thing i must be amazing! Totally kidding!    One meal I would like to mention is Potato Gnocchi, what an interesting food! It's a cross between pasta and a dumpling and quite a process for someone whose use to immediate satisfaction food! But all the time was worth it! and as for tonight goes, well my shift today was cut at work due to lack of pay roll hours, sad, but now I can prepare a quite romantice dinner for Spencer and I, I think i might even use our dinnerware that my Mom bought us for our wedding (it's still packaged up from the wedding never been used) along with a beautiful table cloth, candlelight, and a chick flick to follow haha so on the menu is Stuffed Acorn Squash, beautiful strawberry salad, and for desert Pecan Phyllo Spirals! mmmm wish me luck!  Oh and don't worry i'm still asking people in the grocery store what certain items are, phyllo dough? what does fresh basil look like? how do I know what a good Acorn Squash looks like? and even asked if there is such thing as pre shredded swiss cheese? (that last one I still haven't found I just buy it in the block)