Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Boring Personal Journal Update Time :D

Remember a few weeks back when I posted about the baby cravings and the stress it was causing? Well, I've managed to get through it. I still want a baby one day but I've gotten over the going crazy part.
I think I was having a really hard time not having a short term (5ish years) life plan. All my life I was working towards the next step. Then, all of the sudden I was married and not set on what would come next. I thought the next step would be to start a family. I'd watched so many friends have babies of there own and I really do LOVE everything about them but in the past couple weeks I've had a change of heart. I know now that when I do have a baby it will break my heart to be away from him/her at all. I would ideally like to be able to stay home at least part time.
That means re-evaluating our budget in a big way. We like to spend our money. It's terrible, I know, but he is as bad as me. I've always had a hard time turning down a great deal and my very frugal mother was always scolding me for spending my money. It sort of became a guilty pleasure and now I'm paying for it, literally.
(ANYWAYS, back to where this was going...)
So I've come to realize, to have the life I want with our sweet little future family, I need a bit more time to prepare. And for the first time since dropping out of college, I feel like I finally have a plan for the next few years!
Although I know things are never set in stone, It's nice to have an itinerary on this journey through life.
I'm going to start a new blog about our goals and plans for life over the next couple years. It will be a place I will post about our struggles and experiences on working our way out of debt and into buying our first home. I do hope hope you'll check it out and leave me some feedback. If you've read this far, Thanks!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

BeFunky Monday! {15} on Tuesday!

My home made Yule Log
On Christmas Eve morning I woke up to Jeff slipping this on my finger.

Monday, December 19, 2011

BeFunky Monday! {14}

Watson, wearing my glasses. 
A terrible picture of us but I wanted to show you my dress!
This is Jeff's Work Christmas Party.
It was at the McCune Mansion
Great way to see the lights :p
The architecture was so gorgeous!
One of Jeff's coworker's photo-bombed me. 
Adorable gift bags from Dollar Tree!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Mini's Cupcakes

I LOVE to support local businesses. I find that at least 80% of the time their goods are higher quality than larger chains.
Today we had a birthday in the office and I was put in charge of finding cupcakes. Most places needed at least 48 hours notice but not Mini's!
They were super helpful over the phone and even better in person. I ordered 14 cupcakes and they had them nicely boxed and shrink wrapped before I got in. They say the cup cakes are mini but they're really not too tiny. They're just the right size to satisfy a cupcake craving without going into a diabetic coma.
Mini's offers several different (but all totally adorable) varieties to choose from. They are $2.25 a piece but the time that obviously goes into decorating these beauties makes them well worth it. They taste amazing too! The shop is the most adorable one I've seen in a long time. It's fully decorated with cute vintage furniture.
If you're in the downtown Salt Lake area I highly recommend you check them out at 14 East 800 South and let me know what you think!

Because who doesn't love free?

I follow several blogs who highlight great deals, freebies and/or coupons around the web. One of them is Just Married With Coupons. If you've never checked them out, I highly recommend you do.

Today on the blog I read about a site called Vitacost.com. They are currently giving out $10 credits to new sign ups. Once you've signed up, you can earn even more $10 credits by referring friends.

The site has great prices on vitamins and supplements along with great natural foods, hygiene products (including Burt's Bees) and pet supplies! They have tons of other stuff too. They also have free samples! You can try a few different types of teas or perhaps some vitamins for just the cost of shipping. Today only they are offering free shipping on orders over $25.

If you decide to sign up please use this link so that we can both get $10. Thanks guys, happy shopping!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Family Picture

My mom needed a picture of our little family to include with her Christmas letter that she sends out each year. We really didn't have any good ones from anytime recent so we decided to take one. I love how festive we were able to get the set up but trying to get the dog to look at a photographerless camera and running to get in place in 10 seconds was quite the challenge... In the end I decided this is my favorite. We had to use the fisheye attachment because our living room is small and I wish I had been smiling but regardless off all the things I hate about this picture, Watson makes it adorable!

And here is the same picture with a warm vintagey edit on it.... Not sure how I feel about it.

And this gem, I caught while setting it all up.... He's such a good doggy daddy.

And one last quick one of my messy, festive living room.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Birthday, Watson!

A small can of dog food makes a great, cheap and easy Doggy Cake!

BeFunky Monday! {13}


Odyssey loves the tree/fort
Watson Turned 3!
He had some "cake"
and got a toy moose to thoroughly destroy. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Time Is Here!

Wow, Can you believe it's already December?! This year has flown by. It seems each year goes faster than the one before. I'm very excited for the holidays this year and soaking up every bit of cheer I can before the poopy part of winter gets here.
I put up my tree the day after Thanksgiving but had no ornaments until the day before yesterday. I finally got it decorated and, yesterday, finally took some pictures with my camera, not my phone. What do you think? I think I'm going to go back to the store for more garland but I love all the sparkly ornaments. To me, sparkles are the epitome of Christmas!


And also, Here's a little digital Christmas card from me to you!