Friday, June 29, 2012


Ryan & I were spotted in July's issue of Fashion Affair magazine for advertisement of the amazingly talented Courtney Prince from Doloris Petunia, who made my lovely headpiece. Sweeeeet

link here


in love with baby Phoebe

My sister-in-law sent me these pics and I just couldn't help but post them. These 3 cousins are going to be the best of friends! I just know it. I can't believe that my baby is big enough to hold a baby.... time flies! Ellie and Cody looooove their baby cousin, Phoebe.
I mean, just look at Ellie's face! She is in heaven.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

last night...

Daddy Ryan started playing the guitar and Ellie jumped right in!......silly girl :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012


I can't tell you how happy I am that it is Friday! Work is killing me.         Slowly.

Since I have been so busy at work, I haven't done anything exciting, therefore have nothing exciting to share with you. So I have decided to share with you some recent pinning that I have squeezed in.
Enjoy, and have a beautiful weekend.

All Pins via MY PINBOARD

Sunday, June 17, 2012

A day for Dads

I am so grateful for the dads in my life!

  My own father who is the most selfless, good hearted man I know.... is such a great example to me and I don't know what I would do without him!

And my new father-in-law, Kev! I am pretty certain that I have the coolest father-in-law in this world. He is so generous, loving, and accepting. I am so grateful for him!

And lastly, my amazing husband Ryan. He is such a funny, hands-on dad and Ellie is so lucky to have a dad like him! Ry is my everything, and I feel so incredibly blessed to have him in mine and Ellie's lives.
I put together a video all about Daddy Ryan & Ellie. So sit back, let the video load for a bit, and enjoy.
Aren't they so cute together?!

P.S. the last song in this video is a song that Ryan sings to Ellie every night before she goes to bed. Melts my heart :)


Friday, June 15, 2012

Quotes of a 2 1/2 year old

Ellie says some pretty funny stuff lately...

We see a picture of Jesus in the church and she says, "Hey, that's Jesus! I love her."

Whenever we tell her "I love you" she responds yelling,
 "I love you TOOO much!"

Sometimes when she is up to something and doesn't want me to come with her, she will say, "Wait 2 minutes" (because when I put her in time-out, I tell her she needs to stay there for 2 minutes)

When Brittany was still pregnant with the twins, in one of her night time prayers she said, "and please bless Brittany and the two bellies" ....We corrected her and said "2 babies in her belly" :)

Ryan asked Ellie, "Do you love me?" and she responded, "I really want to!"

Sometimes when I ask her if she wants to do something, she says, "Oh, of course!"

Ellie:  "daddy can I see your guy parts?"
Ryan: "No..."
Ellie: "Can I plleeeeaaaasssee see your guy parts?"
(She is very fascinated with our different body parts lately hahah)

"Let's go under the blanket and hide from bears, momma"

Momma: "Ellie, do you want to lay your head on my shoulder and take a nap?"
Ellie: "Don't you EVER ask me that EVER AGAIN!!!
(we were so puzzled why she would say that...until one day we were watching Tangled and noticed that rapunzel's mom says that to her.)

"Momma there's yellow spots in my ears" (earwax)

Ellie always points to things and asks, "Who bought this?" then we tell her who bought it and she says "Oh! Thank you _______!!" ( insert person's name)

I found her outside on the trampoline with random things like plates, straws, toys, shoes, lotion...and I started walking over to her and she holds up her hand and says, "No! Stop! I am doing homework!! Go back inside!"

Momma: "Ellie, can you pick up your mess?"
Ellie: "Say please momma"
Momma: "Ellie will you PLEASE pick up your mess?"
Ellie: "Oh, thank you for asking so nicely!"
(that is what we say to her when she says please) haha

Monday, June 11, 2012

Free Father's Day printables!

Looking for a last minute, cheap, & personalized gift to give dad this Sunday?
Check out these two super cool printables for gift ideas!

This book is way easy to make and all you have to do is go to THIS website and print off the pages! Then have your littles ones fill them in about their dad. He will love it!

Looking for a cute, easy gift to give to your hubby? Go HERE to print off these awesome foot massage coupons. They even have a video on the website with a foot massage tutorial for you to learn tricks on how to give him the perfect massage! Plus the printable cheat sheet....SO cute.


My weekend in pictures

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Here is Ellie with two of her grandpas :) She is so lucky to have such great men in her life!

her with my dad

"hiding from the bears" with Papa (Ryan's dad)

On Saturday, we made it over to Orem's Summerfest. Bella, Noelle, and their friend Emmy came with us! Ellie loves hangin out with the girlies.

Going on the Merry-go-round with Daddy Ryan

Saturday night was our good friend Annie's wedding reception. Annie made my cakes at mine & Ryan's wedding, so I was soooo excited to see what her own wedding cakes would look like.
 Aren't they AMAZING?! wowzers. Her and her mom are so talented. Check out their blog HERE

Things got a little wild in the photo booth at the reception. :)

Sunday we visited baby Phoebe! It was Ellie's first time meeting Phoebe and I think she got a little jealous with Phoebe getting all of the attention ;) But my brother snapped some cute pics of her kissing/holding her baby cousin, Phoebe.
We are seriously SO in love with this perfect baby.
Aren't these pics so cute?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Closet Sale Markdowns!

I marked down the remaining items from my Closet Sale!
 Let me know if you are interested in any of them. :)

both blouses are size medium

skirt is a size medium, dress is a size 4

Jacket is a size 6, and tank is a size small

tank dress is a size medium, and sweater tank is a size small

blouse is a size medium, dress is a size small.

dress is size medium, and tank is size medium

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Touched by Ruby's Story

Learn more about her sweet life HERE

twins baby shower banners

Last night, my mother-in-law and some of her neighborhood friends and I threw a baby shower for my sister-in-law Brittany! It turned out beautiful.
I was in charge of making a banner for the decor, so I cut triangles out of burlap, used hot glue to string it with twine, and used spray adhesive to put plain white paper letters on the burlap. Super quick and easy! I liked the idea of putting the babies names rather than "It's a girl" and "its a boy" What do you think?

and isn't Brittany GORGEOUS??
 I seriously can't believe she just had twins.

I can't wait until the twins get out of the NICU so I can hold them!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

bears in my 'hood

My neighbor took this video on Sunday of a baby black bear on his driveway! Right by my house! I'm thinkin his momma has gotta be somewhere close.... yikes! Pretty sweet though.

Father's Day cards

Has anyone heard of It is a cool website with TONS of greeting cards that you can personalize! I made my father-in-law and my dad some cards for Father's Day and they turned out AWESOME! I would share them with you, but I don't want to spoil the surprise for them if they saw my blog :) I picked out funny cards and personalized them with photos of us and wrote whatever I wanted in them.

Check out the selection of Father's Day cards HERE! Your first card is FREE when you use the code FREETREAT. So hurry and order one for your dad, grandpa, father-in-law, or brother! You can thank me later.

Monday, June 4, 2012

My weekend in pictures

This weekend was amazing! My brother and sister-in-law had their first baby girl, Phoebe. I am completely and absolutely smitten. I can't get enough of this little angel!! Isn't she PERFECT? Seriously, perfect.

I am going to be her favorite Auntie. Just you wait. :)

EEEEEEK! I am in love.

Saturday morning, Ry was supposed to have a tournament softball game, but they were one player short, so they had to forfeit. They decided to play the opposing team just for fun since everyone was already there. Ry yelled to the other team, "Hey, is it cool if my wife plays?"

Playing with the guys? HELLS YES!

While Ry went fishing with his buddy, I went up to visit Pheobe, and stopped at Anthropologie. BAD IDEA. What was I thinking?
I became a victim to these amazing neon skinny crops....Could you blame me?
I am seriously thinking about going back and buying these polka dot beauties.
 Are they cute or what?!

Sunday morning, I woke up to beautiful flowers from my amazingly thoughtful husband.
Sunday marked 9 years ago when my mother passed away. It's hard to believe it has been that long! I am so grateful for Ryan and for his thoughtfulness in always remembering June 3rd. He keeps his tradition going :) I love him! and I am thankful for the friends and loved ones who sent me sweet texts on that hard day for me.

Tomorrow I am helping throw a baby shower for Ryan's sister-in-law Britt and the twins, James & Thea! (whom by the way are doing amazing..hopefully getting to come home soon from the NICU)

And of course, I am DYING to see this little munchkin! 4 days every other week is TOO long to go without seeing this hilarious little lady. We LOVE our Ellie girl!

Just look at those faces!