Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Our Green Thumbs


And after.

Our first tomatoes of the season.  This being my first garden adventure, I cannot believe how big the plants have gotten.  But hey, you know it's bound to be a good garden when you are given random gardening gloves and they match your shorts, hair tie, nail polish, and (green thumb) absolutely perfect.  That's a pretty good start if you ask me.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sidewalk Ice cream

Our amazing chalk art that includes a very accurate & detailed version of us on the beach, two 3D glasses of lemonade, and sidewalk chalk that looks just like ice cream.  There's just no resisting sidewalk chalk that looks like ice cream.  No matter how hard I tried, it kept haunting me until it practically jumped in my hands.  So then I haaaaaad to get it.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Up to the hightest height.

Which would be probably ten feet.  I swear, whenever I wear a dress the wind goes like crazy so I'm Marilyn Monroe-ing it all day long, but when we want to go fly kites.. it then behaves its crazy, little self.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


One of the easiest projects that has won my heart over.
Wax crystal candle.

1.  Buy a cute container {that can handle heat of course}
2.  Insert a wick the height of your container.
3. Pour in wax crystals!

In this case, we mixed pink and orange wax to make a pretty, coral color.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

We love rodeos.

Spur of the moment Draper days rodeo.  Best Saturday night, ever.  There's just something about watching someone being thrown like a rag doll on a giant bull for 8 seconds, and me just cheering.. safe and sound.. on the bleachers.  It's the closest I will ever get to riding one of those, so maybe I get a little thrill from watching it.  I'll just live through those brave cowboys, and think of clever, funny names for the bulls they ride.  Ty and I came up with some pretty good ones, even though those rodeo clowns have those witty names down pat.  Oh, and mutton bustin. Don't even get me started on mutton bustin.  Cutest thing ever.  You betcha my future kids are going to be dressed all in their cowboy/cowgirl gid ups riding on the back of one of those sheep.  Pure terror will be across their face with a 90% chance of tears at the end, but a participation Laffy Taffy will make that all better.

Monday, July 16, 2012

______ on Friday the 13th

-two fish caught in..
-five total hours.
-tackle box left on the back of the truck.
-resulting in: lost tackle box, right from the get go. (including fishing licenses)
-oh and the wet wipes.
-worm guts on my leg (need. wet. wipes. now.)
-broken {but cute} fishing pole.

I am now not taking Friday the 13th lightly.  That sucker will get ya.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Aquarium Adventures

We like to do this thing.. after visiting the aquarium.. where we hurry and yell an animal and try our very best to look like that animal.  Thanks to the photo booth, all this commotion is done in a rapid 3 seconds.  If this isn't quality quick thinking then I don't know what is.

1. Otters
2. Snake
3. Penguin (Obviously)
4. Mmm...? Photo booth may have gotten the best of us. We'll go with blowfish.

What we look like in the eyes of a snake.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Lake Powell

My love for lakes grows every time I go to Lake Powell.  It's actually fun when the lake doesn't feel like an ice bath and my lips don't turn purple every I wakeboard.  It was a very fun trip filled with lots of family -- even the great grandparents made the trip. We did the obvious lake activities like tube, surf, wakeboard, slide off the house boat slide, and we did the non obvious activities like family bingo and karaoke nights. Karaoke was by far my favorite.  That night preciously ended with my great grandparents slow dancing to my grandma's favorite song.  Time stood still. It was an amazing moment and overall it was a great trip.  I had over 3,000 pictures total to pick and choose from.  It's so hard to narrow everything down, but I tried my best!

Oh, and, there will be a shop giveaway coming soon. Stay tuned to see what the freebie is going to be.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Bucket List

Every summer the Ty and I make a summer bucket list as our go to guide when we feel like there's nothing to do.  I am so excited about the new tradition we are starting this year called......... "The Summer Wall." (.. didn't know what else to call it.)  Every event we cross off our bucket list, a picture is instagrammed and hung up on the summer wall.  Very much inspired by the amazing blog A Beautiful Mess.