Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It's Official, Fall is Here

The wind has blown all day and it is cold. Down to 29 degrees tonight. Can you believe that? There is snow in the mountains. Kenzi text me and it's snowing in Logan. I don't think I'm ready for all of this. I can definitely tell I'm getting a little older because all this chilly weather is not fun anymore. I'm feeling it in my bones...
I got to see Colton and Brooke on Monday and we had lunch together. They are doing well. Kenzi got a 100 on her psych. test and Ez has survived the last two weeks without Omar. All his surgeries went well and he had everything he needed when the docs needed it. Yeh! :D

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall Is Here

I don't know if I should be sad or glad that the changing season is upon us. I love this picture because it captures all the colors I have in my home. They are warm and inviting. I love this time of year here in Idaho. The geese are coming back here from Canada for the winter and literally they come in flocks. You can hear them like a train coming thru the house honking loud to let you know they're here. It's so cool to look out at the river and see them all coming in for landing. I'll have to try and capture a picture of that.
My kids are all gone in different places. Kenzi at Utah State. Colt at BSU and Ez in Oregon. It's kind of a trip thinking that your kids are making they're own way in life and creating experiences they will look back on and remember when they're old like me. I miss them. I miss they're laughs and hugs. They will all be here for Thanksgiving and that will be fun. I love you guys! :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Reveal

It's been about two weeks and the laundry room is done. I had such a blast cleaning and painting the room, organizing my scrapbooking stuff. I wish I had more laundry to do just so I can be in there! It really is my little sanctuary and I love it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Scroll down so you can see the before pictures. It's somethin'!

The buelletin board is so pretty with sunflower

fabric I found at an outlet fabric store

The baskets are my favorite to hide all that "stuff"

I have a little space to accessorize :)

Great ceramic pumkin I found at TJ Maxx

My little spot !

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Campbells Soup!

Just went to Alberston's because I remembered that I saw on a blog today that it was the last day of Cream of Mushroom soup on sale for .99. Well. . . I had 3 coupons for $1 off 2 cans, used double Albertson's coupons for a savings of $6. My sub-total was -.06, tax .18,
TOTAL .12 cents
Thats right, your read it correctly. Twelve cents for 6 cans of CM soup! Woohoo! This is hilarious.
Update: Laundry room half painted and I love the color. :D

Monday, September 14, 2009

I'm the Coupon Chick!

Some of you may know that I've been shopping with coupons since June. I have saved hundreds of dollars. I love it. Here is my fab savings for this week. Used my register rewards and with store savings:$40. Only spent a total of $20. Yeh!

Bought all this soup for $11.83 Received $5 catalina (register rewards) 30 Cans

Thats a whole case plus 9 cans
Savings with in store savings and coupons: $14.50 . Thats 39 @ can

Second Albertsons Order:
Saved $47. with store savings and coupons: Spent $49
I have 6 boxes of Crystal Light, 8 cans of chili,10 can of tomatoes, light bulbs, deoderant, oats
and soap.

So. . . I feel pretty good about today's bargins. Oh and by the way, Paul's gone this week again,:(
I have the paint color picked for the laundry room so I'm hoping to get that done. Look for pictures. The leaves are falling alittle today off the trees. Wind's blowing. . .

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I'm going to be doing a laundry room makeover. I'm so excited to get my scrap booking stuff organized. I have loved my laundry room. It has been cheery and bright and has been extremely functional. But it is 8 years old in decorating years and I'm ready for a more "grown up" look. Can that really happen to a laundry room? Here is some before shots and hopefully in the next two weeks I will have some after. Stay tuned.

My stuff isn't always on the counter like this. I have just collected from all areas of the house and brought it to this room so I can start working on it

OK so, it was down to 50 the other night and cold. Well it felt like fall. . . Today 90! But I went ahead and took advantage of being all alone. Cleaned out two closets, yeh! Weeded the back yard, watered, swept cobwebs off the house and started to put some fall decorations around the house. I'm not getting too crazy but I am having the girls over Friday night and it has to feel alittle festive. I like what I accomplished today hope you do too.
Stay tuned for some more exciting things happening around my little part of the woods.
Be sure to click on each picture so you can get the full effect.

News Flash! Just talked to my sweet husband, he is terrific. . . and he's coming home for the weekend :). . . but. . . he is going back to SL on Monday. :D
You know what that means? More time by myself to get more things done around the house. YEH!

Monday, September 7, 2009

I'm All Alone!

Oh wow! Everyone has left this house and I'm all by myself. YEH!!!! Kenzi went back to school and Paul has gone to SL to help his nephew work for the week.

It has been so long since I've been by myself. I have already cleaned the laundry room, swept, moved Paul's clothes to the garage that should have been in the garage since June (work clothes and boots), done all the laundry, filled the car with gas, took my laundry money to Coinstar and redeemed $30 bucks, planted mums in the front yard, watered and did some weeding. WHEW! I love it! I can get so much done and I don't have anyone yelling at me trying to find me or anything.

I'll fill you in on what I accomplish in the next few days. The weather has turned alittle chilly and fall is slightly in the air. I'm not quite ready but it's coming. . . I have some fall DIY projects that I want to do. This one is a simple one that I'm going to try for Friday night. I have a dinner planned here for the yoga girls. I'll give it a try. But stay tuned for more. :D

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Fall Nesting Ideas

I've been reading a blog from and she has this fun blogging she does called "10 Seasonal Nesting Tips" so I thought I would give it a try. Some people are so very articulate when they write, something I'm not very good at but it's something I want to get better at.
I love to decorate my home. Especially when the different seasons come around. Living in Calif. didn't really offer distinct seasonal changes like it does here in Idaho. I remember my mom changing the decor though when holidays were coming about. Back then she would buy those puffy pull apart decorations from the Hallmark store and put them in the center of the table. Funny how I loved those little things.
I probably love the fall the most just because of the colors. They are so clean and bright to me. And they really tell of my personality. I guess you would say my home is decorated fall year round just because of the colors on the walls and my accents.
Kenzi loves fall too. She likes the change of the weather because she knows soon you can curl up with a snuggy blanket and homemade chicken pot pie will soon be in the oven. Your home smells of nutmeg and orange zest burning in the wax pot and it's dark by 5:00 pm.
I think I like the roar of the furnace turning on in the wee hours of the morning. It gives you that cozy feeling of staying in bed just a minute longer.
I love fall nesting because I know in a few months all my kids will be home for a short time and we will all be together to laugh and enjoy each other's company. I love those times.
My home may not be lavishly decorated like BHG but I know my family loves to come here and they feel safe. They know they can be themselves and feel the calm from the storm. AND they know they can get the best homemade dinner ever!

20 Things to Look Forward to at Autumn Time
1. The geese returning to the river
2. Reading a great book before bed
3. A crackling fire in the wood burning stove
4. Mums on the front porch
5. Pumpkins
6. Leaves blowing down the road as you drive
7. Making homemade granola
8. Fuzzy socks for your cold feet
9. Pumpkin spice muffins
10. Candles burning in the window
11. Your favorite heavy blanket on the couch
12. A yummy roast with homemade rolls
13. Flannel sheets
14. Cute sayings to remind you to be thankful
15. Eating canned salsa you made in August
16. Starting your car 10 minutes before you have to leave
17. Wearing mittens and a scarf
18. Making chili
19. Eating popcorn
20. Laughter from your family around the table

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ez and Bryce

Boyz Just Havin' Fun!

Ez is Tearin' it UP!

I received more pictures of Ez and his trip to Texas from Bryce's mom Carrie. Thank you Carrie! Everyone looks like they had a great time.

Surf's Up!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ezzy in the Lone Star State

Ez is down in Texas visiting his friend Bryce. We love Bryce! :) He has been Ez's friend from BYUI for a few years. Bryce has come home during the holidays and celebrated Nutcracker with us and just hangin' out with the fam.

Ez looks like he found a surf board and he's tearing it up. Way to go Ez! We love you!