Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Progress :)

So our house closed last week (YIPEE!).... and we went straight to work!

I love our back yard! It's perfect for the boys. There's even an extended patio that Brycen and Cooper can ride their bikes/toys on. All the bushes around the yard though are dead and thorny, so I'll be pulling those out next week!
This is up and to the right of the above picture. It's the perfect size swing set/slide for the boys!!! Their favorite part is the slide :)
Here is a before of our family room:
now an after, it's not done yet, my husband (with the help of my dad) tore out the entertainment unit and wood laminate (I know, I'm probably one of the few people that would rather have carpet than wood). Then my dad re-textured the wall. We are hoping to have all of the painting done by Saturday because we are having carpet put in on Monday! Can't wait!!! I'll post a pic once it's completely done :)
Our kitchen before...
I took this pic yesterday morning, it is actually done now, yipee! So i'll post a pic of it soon! The happy news is that we found a fridge yesterday to put in the kitchen! So excited! The picture doesn't do the color justice, but it looks fantastic! I'll post another pic tomorrow of it done :)

So just wanted to post a few pics showing that I haven't dropped off the face of the planet. Just busily getting our house done in time to move in next week! We are painting everything except our room (we'll do that this summer).

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Girls Night Out!

Friday night I had the awesome opportunity to attend Girls Night Out AZ it was SO amazing! I didn't take very many pictures because they had a photographer there that was snapping pictures the whole time! It'll be fun to see them when they are posted! Here was the table center piece - SO cute!

The adorable cupcake display:
another click of the cupcakes!
They has adorable grab bags of goodies for everyone that went, here is a flower headband that we got (I don't have girls so I used my little boy to take a picture of it - just don't tell his dad)
This was definitely my favorite grab bag goodie! A vintage rose wrap it is awesome! I LOVE it!
I got to meet some awesome craft bloggers! I got to meet Jen from Tatertots and Jello, Kristyn from Lil luna and Melanie from Crafty Cupboard as well as some other amazing ladies! It was SO great! I definitely want to go when they do it again in June! In June they are planning on doing a night about party printables and such :) It looks fun!
Oh and I won a 24 pack of Martha Stewart Glitter! So excited to experiment with it! Overall, a spectacular night!

More exciting news - - - Our house is supposed to close on Thursday YIPEE! I'll have plenty of fun posts about the house coming soon!!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Yummiest Mac and Cheese EVER!

Okay, so I finally figured out what was wrong with my Mac and Cheese when I make it! I've been using flour instead of corn starch (HUGE difference)! So tonight we enjoyed some YUMMY mac and cheese thanks to a recipe from a friend! Here it is:
2 c. dry macaroni noodles
2 c. cold milk
2 T. corn starch
4 T. butter
1/2-1 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
2 c. (1/2 lb.) cubed sharp cheddar cheese
Cook noodles. Whisk corn starch into milk in saucepan. Bring to boil stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly for 1-2 min. to reduce graininess. Add butter and salt and pepper. Stir in cheese cubes until melted. Mix sauce with noodles. I baked it for 20 minutes on 350 degrees. SO good!
**As you can tell I added Frozen Peas and Sausage, makes it SO much better!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Silly Me...

So I found this really awesome frame at JoAnns, and I was SO excited to find a cute frame for cheap, it was a 20$ frame for $6 (it was in the damaged section). I saw a scratch on the frame and thought that was the damage, but nope, the problem was no glass. Of course, I didn't realize this until last night when I tried to put the print in that I ordered and realized it wouldn't work because there was no glass. Yup, pretty sad! I can't believe I didn't think about there being glass in the frame! So HERE is what I was going to do. But now I need to go find another frame :( It'll be awesome once I find one!

I ordered a print of our Prophet and Apostles (which you can download from the link above), then I was going to write in the topics of all their conference talks and place it on the wall as a constant reminder. Which I think is such an awesome idea!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

My new Blender!

I was SO SO SO excited when I went to target on Thursday and found this awesome blender! I've been eying it for 2 months! About 2 months ago I saw this for 30 percent off at Target, I was determined not to buy it until it goes 75% off. It's been very tempting to buy it at 50%, but this whole budgeting thing means I have to be careful with money, so I was good and didn't buy it. I actually was worried I might not get one, then wham! I walk into Target and there they have 2 of these beauties left for 15$!!! Wahoo! I was so excited! I had wanted a black one, but hey, red will work too :)