Thursday, January 30, 2014

Come Party With Me!

OK Utah people! I'm super excited to invite you to a awesome event going on next Saturday!
The Girls will be Girls night  event is going to be amazing!

There will tons of girly things going on! You don't want to miss out.
It's a first for me, but I will have a booth for my etsy shop to sell paintings and prints! 
Please stop by and say hi!

Also there will be..
Yummmy goodies & Drinks
Free Facials (um, yes!)
Discounted prices on sponsor's goodies
Raffle for FREE goodies
Gift bags with discounts and freebies for the first 20 people
Spray Tans for only $15
Styles/Braids/Brow Waxing for $7
and Gel Nails for $10 (I will definitely be doing that)

Here are a few of some new paintings I'll be selling at the event!

and here's my new hand painted logo. What do you guys think??

Hope to see you all next Saturday Night!!
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mmmmm Brownies

I love experimenting with desserts and making fun unique yummies with lots of fun flavors, but sometimes you're just in the mood for something classic and simple. Enter these delicious brownies. 

This recipe is super easy! 
It's almost as fast as a box mix, but tastes yummier and more homemade in my opinion. 
So, if you're in need of a quick treat to wrap up and make someones day, I recommend these :)

-1 Cup Butter
-2 Cups Sugar
-4 Eggs
-2 Teaspoons Vanilla
-2/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
-1 Cup Flour
-1/2 Teaspoon Salt
-1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1.Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees F. Grease a 9x13 pan.
2.In a large bowl combine your dry ingredients (sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda).
3.In a large saucepan, melt your butter. 
4.Remove saucepan from stove and let cool for 30 seconds to a minute. Mix in eggs and vanilla with the melted butter. (don't beat with a whisk)
5. Mix in dry ingredients. (Make sure all the dry ingredients are mixed in, but don't over mix it or they'll turn out cakey)
6. Pour batter into prepared 9x13 pan and bake for 20-30 minutes. 

It's better to under cook these than over cook them!  

perfectly goooooey
Half way through the week!!
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fun on a frozen lake

Saturday morning Scott felt like going on an adventure. I had heard that Utah Lake was completely frozen over and that you could walk out to the middle of the lake. I didn't really believe it, but we thought we'd check it out. 

Oh my goodness, I wasn't expecting something so beautiful or to have so much fun!
The sky was blue and the lake was white. It was so simple and just plain gorgeous. 
That red thing. That's a buoy^
^Two gigantic sheets of ice colliding ^
Scott breaking the ice. 

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Monday, January 27, 2014

If my life were a pair of shoes

Shirt|J.Crew Factory, Similar   Vest|J.Crew, Similar  Shoes| Gap Outlet, Similar   Jeans|J.Crew
Necklace|J.Crew (sold out), similar here, here and here   Watch|Kate Spade
If my life were a pair of shoes I'd want them to be this pair! I found these at the Gap outlet and I instantly fell in love. They are so colorful and happy and bright :) Sure, it's still a little chilly outside, and these perfect sneakers are probably more fitting for the spring, but I just couldn't help myself!

Have a happy bright and colorful Monday!

Friday, January 24, 2014

From the iPhone

I made this wreath for Valentine's Day from glitter foam hearts at the Dollar Store. Ya, I love the Dollar Store.

I've been working on some new paintings for the shop! It really is so much fun!
This isn't a really great picture, but it was a really great night so that makes up for it. 
I finally got around to organizing my jewelry! Now I can actually grab a necklace without having to untangle it from 5 others. Yay
 I really really love my new iphone case. Thanks ebay for a steal of a deal. 
 I think I might love polka dots too much...... or maybe not.
It's so nice to have such beautiful running paths so close. 
 We went out to dinner and he was just too cute to not take a picture #mancrusheveryday
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Elbow Patches

Sweater|J.Crew  Bag| Fossil (old), similar  Jeans|J.Crew (they are my favorite pair ever!) 
 Booties| Forever Young, love these!!  Necklace|J.Crew, similar  Watch|Kate Spade  
Santa brought me this amazing sweater and I'm totally in love with it. It is probably the comfiest thing ever.
AND it has elbow patches! (leather ones at that!) I have to keep myself from wearing it everyday.
Funny story about this fossil bag.
I bought it as a "cute book bag" before heading to college 5 years ago (oh my, time flies!).
I thought I would use it everyday and look oh so cute on campus.
 Ya right! I had no idea how many books I would be carrying around!
 I used my super nerdy and sturdy backpack everyday.... still do.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Spruces

 I'm a little behind on this one, but a few weekends ago we went up to one of Scott's favorite little spots to celebrate his birthday. It was cold and beautiful... and a lot of fun! 

I have so many funny videos of this day that I would love to share but I can't figure out how to lower their quality so they can be uploaded. You guys have any tips?

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