May 30, 2011

i give up.

Somehow, my two g-mail profiles have been linked together so I can't, and I mean CAN'T log on to my old Blogger dashboard.  I also can't follow any blogs using the account that's linked to this one.

Confused?  Yeah - me too.

For some reason, whenever I log on to the Blogger dashboard it takes me to this blog... BUT if I go gallivanting around the blog-iverse and try to follow a blog I like, it links it to my old account.  The one I can't get into. 

I'm frustrated.

May 28, 2011

date day friday!

Yesterday when John came home from school we had some errands to run.  But not just any errands... IDAHO FALLS ERRANDS!!  They're my favorite kind.  Mostly because it means I get to spend bunches and bunches of time with my hubby, and getting out of Rexburg is pretty great too!

So, we started off the day with another trip to the Sprint store.  That's right.  It's only been a month since I lost my phone at the mall and I already broke the new one.  But it was quick and painless this time. 

After that we went to Sam's Club for lunch.  We're classy like that.  And John wanted to get some muscle milk for his trips to the gym.  We also made him an eye-appointment for next Saturday. [I'm pushing for some big old-fashioned thick rimmed grandpa glasses!]  And maybe picked up some snacky-snacks... 

Once our bellies were full we went to a used book store to find some oldy moldy books for a project I'm working on.  Don't worry, I'll show you when I'm done  :)

Then it was off to Target!!  I love Target.  It's great.  We needed a few random things, including but not limited to:  face wash, swiffer refills, and kitchen towels.

Once we got back to Rexburg we went straight to the farmer's market behind Taco Bell.  I know, best place for a farmer's market ever!  The only real reason to go is for the corn-on-a-stick.  It's heaven.  On a stick.  I love it.  But I thought that maybe I should try to sell something crafty there...  it could be fun.  I'll keep you posted on what I decide.

For dinner we went to Frontier Pies.  It's a country restaurant that's been in Rexburg longer than I've lived here - but yesterday was my first time.  Loved it!  John was ├╝ber excited because they serve soda in mason jars.




I have to admit - it was really nice not having to wait for refills.

lemme take yo pictcha!

I found some pictures to share with you all!!

John found this poster I made as a YW project while we were cleaning/packing my room.  Man - I'm good.

Here are some long-lost pictures from our honeymoon!!  The first is a view from our hotel room, and the second is a shot of me doing the "cotton candy dance"!!


Remember the great adventure we had with John's car our first week back in Rexburg?  It was quite the doozy!  Here's a shot of Juniper on the tow-truck:

And a few more pictures from our fancy dinner at The Roof:








Aren't we soooo cute?! 

One day I'll get over my lazy-itis and dig my fancy camera out of it's box so you get a little better quality images.  Until then, just squint your eyes and turn your head a little to the left.

May 27, 2011

get that corn outta my face!!

I love living in Rexburg for two reasons:
     1 - This is where John is.
     2 - Corn on a stick at the Farmer's Market.


I would show you a picture of the deliciousness, but I ate it too fast.  I'll try again next week.

May 26, 2011

home alone.

John works nights.  His shifts are every other two days, from 8-12pm.  Except if he works on a Friday - then he usually gets home around 11:45.

Which leaves me all by my lonesome for up to 20 hours a week.  In the middle of the night.  When there's nothing else to do but sit on my bum, surf the internet, and watch Eureka on Netflix.

Sometimes I do crafts.  Sometimes I sleep.  Sometimes I watch other shows or the occasional movie.

But recently - I've been browsing Pinterest.  It. Is. Awesome.  It's like a huge conglomerate of all the internet's best stuff.  And it's a great way to organize everything I find and want to remember.

So - the moral of this story is that you should check out Pinterest.  And that I should really find a job.

May 25, 2011

dinner at The Roof.

You've all seen the pictures... a pretty bride, standing next to a window overlooking the Salt Lake Temple.  They're everywhere.  And to be honest - I was sick of it.  Because I had no freaking idea where they were taking those pictures from. 

But it's ok.  I figured it out.

They're on the top floor of the Joseph Smith Memorial building.  At the most genius idea for a restaurant ever.  The Roof is a buffet.  But not just any buffet.  It's a delicious buffet. 

Did I mention that the desserts are buffet-style too?  :)  MmMMmMmMMmmm.

Anyway - John and I had a fancy dinner there to remedy the fact that we didn't eat any fancy food during our stay at Aria.


The windows were a little dirty... but this is the spectacular view from the dining area!  When we first got there all the shades were down, but about thirty minutes into dinner the sun went low enough for them to open the lovely view.  It was incredible. 

And Moroni is a lot more impressive when you can see his face, let me tell ya!

what you've all been waiting for...

The dresser!!  It's finally finished!  And I just LOVE it.  I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out!

While John and I were in Utah, I dragged... drug... forced him into Anthropologie to look at drawer knobs.  And we hit the jackpot!  They had all the ones I'd found online and started coveting.  I was so happy.  I probably stood there for twenty minutes trying to pick out the most perfect knob of each design.

Here they are:



They're a little blurry - because I took the pictures with my phone.  But aren't they all so perfect?!!

And here's what the dresser looks like now:


Well, basically.  I switched the top two knobs for the ones on the bottom drawer - it helps with the awkward tiny-drawer dimensions.

I officially LOVE this dresser now.  I'm so glad I decided to bring it up to Idaho with us and so SO glad we painted it that nice dark grey color.  It made such a difference in our mix&match living room furniture.  Things are actually starting to look like they belong  :)

Now - if I could only motivate myself to finish filling the bookshelves the whole room might look a little bit more presentable!

May 24, 2011

um... yeah.

I can't be trusted with fancy electronics. 

First, I lost my phone.

Then, I messed up my SD card, rendering my phone almost useless.

Now, I water-logged my phone, rendering it completely useless.

That's it.  I'm going Amish... tomorrow.

May 20, 2011

on the road again...



I just can't wait to get on the road again...


That's a lie. I hate being in the car. John doesn't like it either, because I don't let him listen to his books on tape and then I fall asleep anyway.


BUT - we're on our way to Utah! It's my friend Mikalyn's bridal shower tomorrow, so I'm gonna do that and John gets to play with his buddies Timmy Rich and Garrett and Aubri. At least I think that's what his plan is... We're also going to have dinner with my friend Meagan and her hubby!
 



On a separate note - I think I broke my ear. Is that possible? I heard a really loud crack in there this morning and now it hurts. But I can hear just fine. Weird, right?

I thought so.
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May 18, 2011

fancy schmancy.

I love my sewing machine! It does all the hard work for me. I just need to learn to keep my fingers out of the way :)
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May 17, 2011

my phone loves me again.

Prepare yourselves for pictures. 

I finally figured out what was wrong with my SD card.  It just didn't want to be my SD card anymore.  So I replaced it. 

Tough love, people.

May 16, 2011

adventures in the kitchen.

Yesterday was a BAD day for me.  It started with me feeling yucky at church and making John bring me home early and it ended with one hot-oatmealy-foot and one cold-pickle-juicy-foot.  Traumatic.

I made breakfast-for-dinner last night.  John had waffles and I decided to have oatmeal.  Well, as I was sitting down on the couch to get all cozy and eat my healthy goop the bowl slipped out of my hands and fell upside-down on top of my foot!!  Ugh.  It was grody.  Oatmeal is really hard to clean out of oatmeal-colored carpet.  Lucky for me, John swooped in to save the day.  Unlucky for me the oatmeal was still pretty hot and my poor toesies were suffering.  So I thought what better way to make me and my toes feel better than to munch on some pickles??  Pickles are my fave.  I hobbled over to the fridge, grabbed the jar, and hobbled back to the couch.  But this was a brand-new jar, so I had to rip off the plastic seal and unscrew the lid - which is always a little tricky the first time - and I spilled pickle juice all over my lap and my non-oatmealy foot.  Did I mention that I'd changed pants between these events?  I was a mess.  All I wanted was a little snack and the universe was playing all these tricks on me.

Needless to say I went straight to bed sobbing like a little kid.  That's when John swooped in to rescue me [again].  He's such a stud.  I just love it when he holds me and runs his fingers through my hair and kisses my poor sad little face.

Today was better.  Probably because I didn't try to eat anything on the couch...  I perused the internet and applied for some jobs in Idaho Falls until John came home from school.  Then we had Arby's for lunch and by dinner time I was ready to brave the kitchen.  Spaghetti didn't sound so hard.  While I was cooking the ground beef I asked John to fill and pot with water and put it on the stove.  So he did just that.  Just that.  He didn't turn the stove on to boil the water.  Then after all the spaghetti was cooked and ready and on the table John said, "I want garlic bread too."  So I huffed - like a good little wifey - and preheated the oven.  When I opened the 425° oven to put the bread in I found a smoking pizza box.  John had put our leftovers in there from Saturday and I didn't notice it.  [I'm actually under the impression that I'm the only one who uses the kitchen, which is completely not true, but it's a whole different world inside my noggin.]  I freaked out thinking it was on fire and grabbed the oven mitt - spilling the bag of spaghetti noodles in the process.  At this point John was just laughing.  So I charged him.  And then stumbled over the trash bag and his feet trying not to spill the juice he was holding.

It was pretty hilarious.  It was the kind of moment that makes you wish you had a hidden camera so you could go back and watch it later.

Today's moral?  For all my efforts to make dinner on a semi-regular basis, I really don't belong in the kitchen. 

May 14, 2011

official idaho-ean-ites.

Yep.  That's right.  We are OFFICIAL residents of the Potato State.

I think it's actually called the Gem State.  But potatoes are more delicious, so I'm gonna go with that.

I don't really know what the legal requirements are that make a person a resident of any given state - but I'm basing our Idaho residency on the facts that we live here, I have an Idaho driver's license, and we registered both of our cars in Idaho yesterday.

Here's the proof:


 Go ahead.  Be jealous of our awesomeness.

super cute projects.

I found these ah-mazing diy projects while I was laying around being sick today.  I wish I was this awesome.



I'm absolutely in love with that bookshelf.  You can find the whole article on the soda crate display stand here.  And for the bookshelf and wall cabinet here.  You know, in case you wanted to see the full transformation. 

That's all.

May 13, 2011

john's taking a nap.

Which leaves me all alone to surf the internet for things that I don't need but really think I should have anyway.

Here they are:



from urban outfitters

 from sandwich


from express

from gap


And that's only the beginning.  I would, however, like to point out that the items from Anthropologie, Express, and Gap are all on sale.  That's how I limit myself... otherwise we could be here for days.

. . .

John woke up and we went to Nielsen's Frozen Custard  :)  It was delicious.  But I can never finish an entire ice cream treat.  It's a blessing in disguise, I guess.

oH!  I also really really LOVE this rug from Anthropologie and we NEED it for our bedroom.  Or the living room.  Or both, because I love it that much!!


May 10, 2011

free time.

Have I mentioned that I don't have a job?

It's true.  All that hard work in college and still no one wants to hire me.  Sad day.

Anyway - the UPside to not working is having loooooads of free time to do whatever my little heart desires.  The only problem is that my little heart desires to be at the mall all day buying myself cute dresses and there aren't really any pretty dress shops in The Burg.  So instead I go to Walmart and surf the interwebs and watch Nacho Libre over and over again until I've got John singing along to the song about Ramses... 

I do however dabble in crafty things - as you may remember from my last post.  And today is no different.  I am painting the crusty old dresser in the living room a dark grey color.  Mostly because none of our furniture matches, and also because it has about twelve different wood variations that just confuse me.  So... the idea is to make it look like this [sort-of]:


I say sort-of because it's not really that shape, but the color and the knobs are what I'm trying to show you.  Anthropologie.com has this tricky little helper where you can stick their fancy knobs on pieces of furniture to see what they'll look like.  It's pretty awesome.  I spend hours on it every day week.  :/

It's this dresser, the one hiding behind the world's most awesome couch:


It has three drawers and a little cabinet door at the bottom that you can't see here, but that's where we hide the internet modem and router and the printer. 

So far I've painted the drawers and the door, and I must say it is looking pretty amazing!!  I got the paint at Walmart [the only place to go! literally.] and it had some goofy name like Greyhound Bus or Charcoal Dust. 

It's called Garden Urn.  I was so close.

Anyway - I'm hoping to finish all the painting tomorrow, so I'll try to get a picture of the nearly-finished project up by the end of the week.  I know you're all at the edge of your seats...  But you'll have to wait a little while for the real deal since I'm too chickeny to buy the drawer knobs online.  And with no job I'm a little hesitant to fork out the $6-8 a pop.  Marriage has made me so boring and responsible.  :(

Well - John's almost home from work, so I better go get our midnight snack of milk & oreos ready.  Let me know if you wanna come help me paint tomorrow  :)

one month!!

We made it! 

Hallelujah!

After the first crazy week and a half of our married life things really started to settle down.  We are now totally moved in and unpacked - minus the boxes of office supplies that I'm still avoiding.  And the one in the kitchen...

Ok - so I still have some rearranging and decorating to do...  but who doesn't?!

John's been doing really well in school and kind of likes his job.  He does the night lock-up on campus.  Which basically means he wanders around until 11:30 and then goes and locks the doors to all the buildings and makes sure no one's inside.  It's boring.  I went to visit him the other day [and maybe sneak him out for ice cream... shhhh!] and he pretty much does nothing.  He claims to do his reading assignments and other homework-y stuff, but I don't have any proof of that...

I still don't have a job.  So I pretty much just sit on my booty and surf the internet for job postings in the greater Rexburg area all day.

I also do random crafty things. 

like paint this mirror...
and hang pictures...
and use wedding decor to spruce-up my living room!
and hang shelves in our teeny tiny bathroom...
and design artwork for my momma!!
and make fancy pillowcases!   that don't match our bedspread :(


And sometimes when I'm feeling nice I cook dinner for John.

like this too-cheesey lasagna...
and questionable huevos rancheros...
and the eggplant parmigiana from last night that turned out DELICIOUS!

Overall we are having a FANTASTIC time being married and getting to know each other on this whole new level.  I was a little worried in the beginning that it would be too much for us to be together all.the.time since we'd spent so much time apart, but it's been the exact opposite.  I can't imagine life without this guy.  He makes me smile everyday - even when I don't want to.  He brings me treats and rubs my feet and forces me to be healthy and exercise.  It's great! [minus the exercising.]

There are still a few things we have to figure out... like ways to keep his flailing arms from breaking my nose while we sleep.  [His solution is that I wear a helmet and I say we strap his arms to his sides... any other suggestions?!]  And how to fit all the food we buy in the teensey-weensey pantry.

To wrap things up - here's a look at what we did today:

NACHOOOOOO!!!

May 8, 2011

cooking is so hot right now...

Literally.

I just attempted to make eggplant parmigiana for the first time, and whoa-momma!! I may have actually broken a sweat. I can't tell from all the tomato splatter and oil all over the kitchen and my shirt...

but I can tell you that I am enjoying a nice rest on the couch with my mother's-day-Pepsi in hand :)
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May 5, 2011

what married people do.

Yesterday was DATE NIGHT WEDNESDAY!!  [woot woot.]

While John and I were dating we created a schedule for the week... mostly so we wouldn't eat at Taco Bell six times over the course of four days.  This is how it panned out:  cheap chicken Monday [fried chicken at the grocery store], awesome Arby's Tuesday, date night Wednesday, and Taco Bell Friday.  [We took a break on Thursdays - and I was taking a photo class that went on some action-packed fieldtrips, rendering me completely useless by the time I got back.]

Unfortunately, this fast-food regimen didn't bode well with our metabolisms.  So we've since had to eliminate all but our weekly date night.  And John's job means that we have to switch up the day every week.  BUT yesterday it just so happened that we were going on a real-live-honest-to-goodness date night Wednesday!

[We cheated a little bit and had lunch from McDonald's for a pre-date night treat.]

Around six we headed up to the Teriyaki  Express for dinner.  mmMmmmMMm.  Then we went to the Craze to play mini golf!  There were some very heavy wagers on this game - I won't share them - but they made it a LOT more fun when I started off the game kicking John's booty!!  Eventually, I lost my luck and actually hit a person with my golf ball.  Needless to say there was a little bit of tension when I had to make some adjustments to the placement of things [i.e. John's ball].

Eventually we decided that it was a tie, and we got some cupcakes to celebrate.

To end the night right we stopped by Horkley's for a soda and a movie and snuggled-up on the couch.  I still don't understand The Tourist, but I do really enjoy seeing Johnny Depp on a boat  :)

May 1, 2011

failure.

I tried to get a driver's license with my new name on it the other day but I couldn't  :(

Turns out, you have to re-take the written portion of the test before they'll issue a new driver's license in the state of Idaho.  And I didn't pass.  I would feel about about it, except some rules are different here.  So I picked up the book to study from to ensure that I pass next time.  [And, no, I haven't opened it yet.]

I would, however, like the world to know that I failed on the very last question.  You have to answer 34 of 40 to pass.  But silly me - I skipped all the hard ones for last thinking I would just answer enough of them right so I didn't have to worry about the hard ones.  But NOOOO.  I missed 6 before the very last question, and then I missed that one too. 

Sad day.