Monday, December 21, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
I wanted to write a nice positive post for this Monday about mantras and positive affirmations and being positive with yourself. Then one of the quotes I was using reminded me of this quote and I really wanted to tie it in too. We shall see how it goes.
Friday, October 9, 2015
- 1/2 stick of butter (1/4 C butter)
- 9" x 9" baking dish
- 1 C flour
- 1/4 C sugar + 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- 1 C milk
- 6 eggs
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 T cinnamon
- 1 T vanilla extract
Start your oven preheating to 350 degrees, take your half stick of butter, put it in your baking dish and put it in the oven right after you turn it on and set a timer for 3 minutes. You can start working on your recipe and just check your butter when it is time, set the timer for another 2 min if it is not almost all melted. If melted or only 1/4 is not melted pull it out of the oven and it will continue to melt while you get everything else ready.
Crack your six eggs into a bowl and beat lightly then mix all ingredients together and pour into your baking dish that is already nicely coated in melted butter :)
Pop in the oven for 40 minutes (I think I checked mine at 30 just because my oven is crazy and they were done then).
Add some strawberries and powdered sugar or other yummy toppings or you can just put syrup on the table to use as needed. :)
Thanks for reading!! I hope you enjoy these as much as we did :)
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Jackson loved "petting the lions."
I love how close you can get to the giraffes and see eye to eye with them in their new exhibit.
Jackson and Aunt Colleen in front of the African Savannah.
Jackson is pointing at the water while Natalie tries to show him the otter.
He did go meet the otter statue a minute later :)
He had so much fun on the different animal statues for photos.
We had so much fun at the zoo last week!! Utah's Hogle Zoo is such an amazing zoo! I love how almost all of the animal exhibits are as much like their natural habitat as possible. We got to take Jackson this summer but it was kind of hot and I decided after this last trip that going in the spring or fall is definitely the way to go. The weather was perfect!!
We went with my mom and sisters and we just wandered and had fun and ate lunch. Jackson's favorite animal was the monkey which is funny since we only looked at a few of them and only for a minute :)
I wanted to talk about my outfit for just a second, just because it was so easy to throw together but was also so comfy and I felt like it looked pretty good too.
My favorite parts are my sweater and boots. I got my sweater for less than $10 at Runway Fashion Exchange in Ogden and my boots at J.C. Penney on sale for $19.99 two years ago. I have definitely gotten my money's worth out of both of them :)
Here's some similar sweaters that I found on Amazon that have the drapey effect and two of the three even have pockets like mine. :)
|This one is $14.99 and comes in the most gorgeous colors!! Plus Prime Shipping!|
|This one is the thickest of the 3, it is beautiful! It's $19.99 with Prime Shipping :)|
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
I am super excited to share my new favorite money saving website with you today!! That's right the secret to cash back and the best deals is a website and it is free and gives you cash back. Score!! I have been using it for about 9 months now (I think) and I have already been paid over $100 and should have another check coming soon! It's called EBATES and it is amazing!
Monday, October 5, 2015
|At Hogle Zoo this Summer|
|At Hogle Zoo this Fall|
|Zion National Park this Summer|
Another fun one that can help you save a lot is my Favorite DIY's post:
Last, but not least, this post about growing out your hair is full of a ton of great information that I have learned over the years it has great info for keeping your hair healthy no matter what length it is :)
Thanks for reading! I hope to see you back tomorrow :) Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss out on anything!
Monday, September 7, 2015
Most of these are right around $10!! Some are less and some are about $13. Click here to shop :)
Happy shopping! Thanks for reading!
Saturday, August 29, 2015
|4.5 out of 5 stars!|
Friday, May 15, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015
|Source (original source unknown)|
So I went to this awesome lady and we set out to recreate this color. She knew I wanted to keep my hair as damage free as possible because I like to keep it long. So when my color pulled red (due to how my hair naturally goes when it lightens and hormones due to breast feeding) we just went with what we got.
It was actually surprisingly very flattering with my skin tone and eyes. The only problem was that sometimes it looked very blonde-ish orange instead of blonde or red or light brown. I went in search of an awesome purple shampoo.
Purple shampoos help blonde hair stay more cool toned and fight orange or yellow tones by leaving a touch of blue violet in your hair. If your hair is very light blonde you need to be careful to use it once or twice a week or else your hair will start to look purple. If that happens just don't use the purple shampoo again until it is all washed out and has started to go back to almost looking yellow or brassy.
So I choose my favorite shampoo at Sally Beauty Supply based on ingredients and smell read the review here. I felt like it was helping, but it is a gradual change as it builds up. A week or two after I started using it though my husband actually said that he thought the purple shampoo was actually working and that my hair was not as orange. :)
The two left pictures were right after I had my hair done and the right picture is a few months later (obviously they are in very different lighting but my hair looks much more blonde in the right picture).
I am just about ready to go back in and we're going to have another try for more blonde and more like the inspiration, but in the meantime I have loved my new hair color. :)
Thanks for reading! Do you have a fun hair coloring story? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below :)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
|4.5 out of 5 Stars|
Best uses: combating yellow or orange tones in medium to light blonde hair (it works better in lighter blonde hair).
Why I picked it: I had heard good things about Clairol's Shimmering Lights purple shampoo, but I had also read that it smelled bad and wasn't very moisturizing and might dry out your hair a bit. So when I went to pick it up I decided to look at a few other brands at Sally's Beauty Supply. I liked that this one had moisturizing ingredients in it and it smelled really yummy.
What I loved: This purple shampoo was effective, did not dry out my hair and it smelled good. My husband even noticed that it helped my hair look "less orange."
What I didn't love: The only complaint I have is that it isn't sulfate free. My hair, scalp and bacne (I know that's not really a word) do better with sulfate free shampoo and conditioner.
Overall: I would highly recommend this to anyone with blonde hair. It will make your hair look amazing!
P.S. I'm posting my going blonde pics and story later this week and will link it here after it posts. :)