Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wait, who is getting married?!

I am the biggest dork known to man!! I went to this cookie shop to get cookies for some vendors for work. I had never been in the store but have had their cookies. It was such a cute store! I wanted to buy the whole place. Oh the place is Cookies From Home in Tempe. They had little decorations to buy and cute boxes and baskets to put the cookies in. Anyways, I was looking around and saw these adorable metal presents. They were silver and covered in glitter, it wasn't solid it had slits in it. Perfect for putting cards in at a reception. So I asked the lady that was helping me how much the presents were. There was 2 small ones and a bigger one. She looked and said, "Oh those are displays." I was a little sad. When she saw my disappointment she said let me ask if we can sell one to you. I had told her they would be adorable for a reception. When the owner came out my sales lady proceeded to tell her about me and how I was getting married! Yeah, that was news to me too. Everyone all got excited and they would sell the smaller one to me (because that's the one I picked out) for $10. HELLO BARGIN! I asked if I could come back tomorrow because the only thing I had with me was the company credit card. How would you explain that one on an expense report?

When I went back today to get the present, there was a different lady there and she knew all about me. Her, other workers and a couple customers congratulated me on my engagement because apparently I was the talk of this tiny store the rest of yesterday. One day I will get married and no doubt this will be there place for people to put our cards in.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


IKEA is a good friend! For the longest time I was using a card table and 2 folding chairs from my parents as my kitchen table. I finally found one that I like at... IKEA!! This was a nice wood table and FOUR chairs for $129. As almost everything that comes from IKEA you have to put it together yourself. My dad started helping me out one night and then had to leave to go do something. So my lovely sister came in to help. We were down to the last couple chairs and this one screw wouldn't go in. It was mocking us! 
We finally gave up and then the next day, Sunday. We needed my table and chairs for dinner, we were feeding the sister missionaries. My brother, Clayton, tried a go at this screw. It wasn't giving in until it finally decided we had enough and went in. Here is it put all together. 
What it looks like in my house. Pretty isn't it?!

I also got a lamp. (Thank you 3 amigos for putting it together.) I don't know how I was living in such a dark place all these months. Okay it's only been 3 months but STILL!
There is something about the color of this car that I don't like. I looks like it should glow in the dark. Oh and two big dudes were driving in it.
Me and nephew #5. We discovered that my camera can be switched so you can look into the screen and take a picture that way. No flash but still fun, #5 liked it.

Got to make a delivery for work and this was my visitors' badge. I only was on the plant for maybe ten minutes but I still felt special.

 For some reason I REALLY like this picture of me. The coloring I think I kind of look vampire-ish.

This is my new best friend, Jill Anderson. I love her. We met because we are visiting teaching companions. So now you know good things come from doing your visiting teaching. Oh and we had never seen a bag of hash browns this big before. SIX POUNDS!!

After we (Jill, her bf, her roommate, me & our friend Clint) took advantage of Harkin's 78th Anniversary and saw our second free movie that week. We went to Chili's. I love how in the corner it says, Population: You! That was the best part! We also got to color chilies while we waited for our food.

Mine - kind of boring but I had fun.

Clint was definitely more creative than me.

And last but not least.... 

Jenny and I went to Five Guys for a late lunch after some shopping today. If you haven't gone yet you should go NOW! This is the size of the regular fries - NO JOKE! The fries in the cup AND on the plate.

IF you are still reading this then I'm sorry. It is very random but then in the beginning I DID tell you it would be. :D

Part 2 of Time Capsule

Apparently my computer at work doesn't like me. Because I added more pictures and commentary for each and then posted it and only the pictures through the chapstick showed up. I'm a little irritated and hope I can remember what I said for the rest of the pictures. So here we go...

 A weird assortment of jewelry. (I do know I made the earrings and bracelet. But the necklace, really?)

It is supposed to say I am a child a God. I only got "I am a" done.

I told you I really liked pigs. (I love how I put the time on there). 

 I remember that I LOVED drawing these sunflowers.

Yes I'm kind of embarrassed about this. 

I actually still have the notepad that this came from.
There was a questionnaire that talked about what was going on in my life at the time. So I will have to scan that and put it up later. Hope you enjoyed. Next up... Random Thoughts!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Young Women's 5 Year Time Capsule

Just the other day I was at my parents house. The doorbell rang and I got it. My old YW advisor was at the door and she wanted me. It was kind of funny since I don't live at my parents anymore. Anyways, she gave me a jar that I had made. Twelve years ago, her daughter did a project where all the girls my age did a 5 year time capsule. We were all supposed to get together to open our time capsules together but they were forgotten about. So in my little studio by myself I opened my time capsule. I had to think about it and I was 14 at the time and was in 8th grade (I knew the grade because there was a sheet on there that said what grade I was in). And of course I took pictures. I'm a little embarrased at some of the things that are in there. Apparently I was in LOVE with someone in my ward. He is now happily married. But he we go a look into Sarah's life at age 14.

The Jar... Hint: The guy's name starts with a J

A bookmark (Maybe I was hinting that like to read, or really like teddy bears. The latter probably not being the case as you will be further down.)

Candy hearts (why would I put these in?! It's not like I will eat them 5 yrs later... I mean 12 yrs later.)

Backstreet boys & 'NSYNC (Oh yes! No 14 year old girl would denie this.)

Winterfresh gum (that was my favorite... I remember I didn't like anything else. And again why did I put the piece in when I could have just put the wrapper in. I denied myself a perfectly good piece of gum.)

Yep that's my birthday!

No need to explain this one.

The label on it says chaped lips. (Apparently I had really chapped lips then. And I wanted to remember that for some reason.)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New Hair Gel?

Since I last wrote I got a hair cut. It's short again so that in the back its very layered and I can flip it out. So yesterday I went to a friend's house and did my hair. Then this morning I used the same gel that I used last night. But then I saw the bottle and realized that it wasn't hair gel.
Yes, that's right I had put aloe vera in my hair both last night & this morning. No wonder my head felt tingly.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Good Idea... Bad Idea

Good Idea...

Putting a bucket under a spot that's leaking.

Bad Idea...

The bucket that you put under the leaky spot have a hole in it.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Home Sweet Home?

I was trying to make a sign that was like Home Sweet Home. But it's not a home yet it's a studio. I have already had a lot of adventures while living here and it has only been 3 weeks. I'll post the others later.

Teaser for upcoming post: Cookie Sheet, Oven & Chicken Nuggets.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A really really long time...

I'm sorry it has been FOREVER since I last posted, almost a year but not quite. So much has happened since Seattle.
** I moved out of my parents' house and in with my best friend, Sammi. Then she got married, I was the maid of honor, March 3, 2011.

** My brother got married a week later, March 12, 2011.

Here we are blow drying the strawberries so the chocolate will stick to them, for the reception.

** I became full-time at work! I'm the receptionist for JBR Environmental Consultants. I got the in from my dad which works in the office too.

** I moved out of my friends' place & got a studio apartment of my own, in Tempe! It's small but SO ME! The pictures are a little messy only because I was still moving in then. I'll take more pictures soon.
 My living room / dinning room / kitchen!
My bedroom / FREE couch!

** Oh and for Memorial Day weekend it was the Carpenter Family Reunion. We went camping on Mt. Graham and on the way back down we showed Jaimee, my new sister-in-law our old cabin. Of course I took a picture!
I miss that place A LOT!

** I know there is a lot more in there... oh wait... the week after Seattle I ended up going to Washington D.C. with my best friend, Sammi & her mom Bonnie. So 2 Washingtons in 2 weeks! Here is a couple pictures from our adventure.
 Old Smithsonian
 It rained / misted a lot while we were there. Sammi & I wore lots of scarfs it was fun!
 Fog at the Washington Monument
 We got to go to Ford's Theatre... it was amazing!
 We actually got to go inside Washington's monument... Last time I was there it was being scaffolded.
 View standing in line to go in.
 Sam got mad because I took a better picture of the car than she did. She told me I wasn't allowed to take her camera anymore.
 "Look a giraffe!"
 Running away from the BEAR!
 Bonnie really really wanted us to take a picture by this tree.
 Sammi & her mom Bonnie.
 SQUIRREL!! They were everywhere!

 Sam's aunt's dog! There is another one just like it. And in the morning they would jump OVER Sammi and land on me to wake us up in the morning.

 Lincoln Memorial
 At the Lincoln Memorial... these group of business men were cute from the front & behind.
It was a lot of fun to spend some time with just me & Sam!

** Okay that was a lot of pictures. Believe me that was nothing!! And it was hard to pick just a couple. I'll try to be better and write more later.