Monday, December 13, 2010

Big Ol' Update

Well Hello all of my fellow bloggers!!

It has been a while hasn't it? This is a loooong over due update, it will be kind of long but there are pictures :-)

The month of October..... I have no idea where the last two months went but I am surprised I remember anything about October.

The third Saturday of October Adam and I headed out for a day of fishing with my dad. It started bright and early in the morning, like 5 am! I know I know we are crazy but my dad and I have been going fishing together since I was in high school and I enjoy it so much, I am definitely a daddy's girl and I love the time we get to spend together on the lake. I like having Adam join us too and I don't think my dad minds either. We went to Strawberry reservoir because we had pretty good luck back in August so we thought we would try it again except this time we went ALL day. Unfortunately we did not catch a whole lot and we were out there for 12 hours!
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On the 29th of  October we threw a little Murder Mystery dinner party. It was a blast and I think everyone had a good time. We were guests at the Annonville Manor: "The Anonville Manor closed for business years ago due to increasing rumors of eerie hauntings by ill-mannered spirits. A mysterious entrepreneur recently purchased the old hotel, renovated it, and announced that the Manor was free of ghosts and had been restored to the pristine caliber of the good ole' days when the Manor was the focus of entertainment for everyone. The new owner, choosing to remain anonymous, invited a random group of townspeople to a special pre-grand opening dinner party in the Majestic Ballroom of the hotel.To everyone's horror, a dead body that had been murdered in another room of the hotel was delivered to the ballroom! The guests rallied together in an intense investigation to figure out whodunit, the location of the crime, the motive, and murder weapon!"
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The Characters:
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Rita Bookaday                London Wilton
Sam Chawpalot                Paul. A Tishon
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Principal Amethyst           Dr. Doctor Dijon
C.R. Badges                       Suga Ann Flower
Professor Alberta Newton
Alby Stitchin
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The party was a blast with good food and great friends!

The next day we had a rainy but fun Halloween. We watched movies and had pizza and lots and lots of halloween candy! We didn't have many trick or treaters because of the weather so someone had to eat all of that candy. :)

That is October......someday I will update on November.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


In regards to my last post let's just say it was a Fail, I don't want to talk about it :)
Moving forward I think I will stop with the goals because obviously I am one of those who can't seem to follow through with them.

Some good news though it is my favorite month and time of year! I love love LOVE October and I love Autumn! October rocks my socks off because it is finally cooler, the leaves change, it's finally time to make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies.... yummy and it is Halloween. Is it weird that I really like Halloween? I think I like it so much because it is the one holiday where you don't have to cook a big meal or by presents. I have great memories of Halloween my dad always decorated and he would go with us trick or treating, I think he secretly misses that part. I always had great costumes and lots and lots of candy. Halloween is bad for me as I get older though because every time I go to the store those colorful bags of little bit sized candy bars haunt me.
Seriously someone out there is pure evil to think hmmm let's make these things bite sized so that Jen will eat more than if she had a whole candybar. I think someone is out to get me. So what's a girl to do? I try so hard to walk pass the aisles and aisles of candy but they call my name and I think they are mocking me because I have no self control. They should mock me because as hard as I try I end up leaving with a bag of candy corn or something that I really don't need.
I also have not had any time to decorate for Halloween which makes me really sad because I love Halloween decorations. I dropped my box of decorations the other night and my Halloween bowls broke all over the cement floor, they made it through two moves and then crash! I might have shed a tear or two for them.

This weekend is my sister in laws wedding, I have mixed feelings about it.

If you haven't checked out my other blog I posted a little craft project to make your own recipe box. Some of you may have seen them around the blog world but if you haven't check it out. You can use those boxes for just about anything. I should have some more posts coming soon because I finally found that %!@# camera cord. Just click the button on the left to take you there.

I realized the other day that my walls in our house are so bare. It is kind of depressing it is just a whole lot of nothing. I am slowly working on decorating inside too but limited funds and time make it quite a project. My wonderful aunt did make us some beautiful drapes for our main floor I will have to post pictures because I just love them!

This is a really random post so to recap:

The person who decided to make candy bars bite sized is the spawn of Satan, my house is not scary, my other blog is slowly coming together and along with my house not being scary it is also pretty boring. :)

Thanks as always for reading!

I will try to add more pictures next time I post.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Stuck in a Rutt

Here we are it is already Wednesday, yeah for being half way through the week already!!
I am stuck in a rutt.....I hate that feeling.
What kind of rutt am I in? I am not sure it is kind of an all around rutt. I think I need a change. It seems like nothing is getting accomplished or at least the things I think need to be accomplished :) I set out with big plans and then when I don't follow through with those plans I get a little discouraged.

I think I have a plan, and I am going to share it with you so maybe that means I will actually finish it this time.
The Plan:

-Get out of bed on time during the week
    I have a tendency to hit snooze too much and then I don't leave myself enough time for breakfast and sometimes to put on my makeup
-Wear my makeup
this one sounds shallow but honestly when I feel like I spent some time on myself like wearing makeup or curling my hair I feel like I have a better outlook on the day
-Try some new recipes
   I have a pile of new recipes to try for dinner, breakfast or desserts and I have yet to pull one out and give it a whirl. I also have recipes in my head that I need to put onto paper and see how they turn out. Do you notice that when you eat something new and different life has a new spin on it? Is that just me? Oh well
- Craft, craft, craft!
    I have been working on some crafts and I have finished a bunch and yet my other blog is empty and so are the walls of my home. I want to get my butt in gear and get my walls and cupboards decorated and crafting is so relaxing to me.
-Post on my other blog
   This poor blog was a new thing for me and started out exciting but then it just dropped off. I really do have some fun things to share. I am just having a hard time getting it all organized and posted. But I hope that when I get my crazy ideas sorted out you will all come and read it and try some of the things for yourself.
- Write it All Down
  So I am a little crazy (actually REALLY crazy) and I am about to share with you why. My mind goes a mile a minute and usually when I am trying to get some sleep, so needless to say I have my boughts of Insomnia. When I am at work I am thinking about home and what needs to be accomplished there and when I am home I am thinking about everything else that I need/want to do. I am a list maker through and through except those lists and sticky notes disappear and then I forget what I wanted to do. I think this will be my biggest struggle to get out of a rutt, but I have a plan. I am going to try to get plan of some sort for each day of what I want to get accomplished and if I don't get it accomplished it's ok it can move to the next day. This way I can see that I have acctually done something instead of feeling stuck.

Ok so for now that is my plan I will let you know how it all plays out. I am going to try REALLY REALLY hard to get something accomplished. I will report back soon and maybe you will see some of my accomplishments on my other blog.

In other news, the Scrapbook Expo is this weekend and I am going, I will make it happen. It will help feed my addiction to scrapbook/craft items that I really don't need any more of.  If you love craft items and crafty things and you haven't been you really should go, they have great deals on items and lots of fun ideas. I have never taken a class there but I would really like to some year, if you want to join me let me know I would be happy to have you.

Other happenings, my sister in law is getting married next month and my other sister in law and I are a planning a shower. I have BIG ideas for refreshments for this shower and I am starting to wonder if maybe they are too big? Oh well go big or go home right? If it all works out my other blog should have some great stuff.

I guess that's it for now.

Thanks for reading that crazy, unorganized, loooong post.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Well first of all I am still here I have not fallen off the face of the Earth yet.

So what have I been up to? Nothing new really.
A couple of weeks ago Adam and I celebrated four years of wedded bliss! I can't believe how time has flown, it seems like just yesterday we were on a plane headed for our honeymoon in Florida. Oh how I wish I was in Florida right now, those were good times. I am so thankful for Adam and the man he is and has become, and come December it will be 10 years since our first date!! 10 Years!? There is no one I would have wanted to go on this journey with.

We took a week off from work, which was so needed. We went to the zoo, stayed at a hotel, ate lots of food we shouldn't have, caught up on sleep and saw lots of movies. If you haven't seen Inception yet you REALLY really need to. That week was just what we needed but like all good things it ended too soon.

There hasn't really been a whole late going on lately. I have been in kind of a slump that I am trying to pull myself out of, so to help I have been  doing some crafty things because, to me, it is so therapeutic. It seems to be helping plus I should have some new stuff to put on my craft/cooking blog so stay tuned and hopefully I will be able to keep that blog going better the second time around.

I guess that is all for now.

Thank you as always for reading.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

In memory of my beautiful Grandma

Wanda S. Eaby We'll Miss You Wanda S. Eaby, our loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away July 31, 2010 at the age of 80. Wanda was born in Malta, Idaho July 14, 1930 to James LaVell Scott and Hazel Lloyd Scott. She was the fourth in a family of four girls and one boy. The family moved to the Salt Lake area in 1943. Mom married her sweetheart Dave in 1950. They had 52 years together before he passed in 2002. Wanda and Dave were active members of the Moose Lodge where they went dancing nearly every Saturday night. They had two children, Keith Eaby and Jolene (Gene) Hunter. Wanda was an avid Jazz fan and would "cuss and discuss" the games with anyone who would listen. Wanda had a special place in her heart for all the little ones in her neighborhood and she was their special friend. She and her bottomless candy dish will be greatly missed. But the ones closest to her heart were her three granddaughters: Christina (Kirby) Leavitt, Jennifer (Adam) Nicholes and Kellie Hunter and her three great-grand daughters: Alexandra, Elisabeth and Rebecca Leavitt. She was able to see two of her granddaughters married. Mom is now dancing with Dad again and free of her pain. Preceded in death by parents, husband and siblings. Survived by children, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A special thanks to Symbii Hospice and Hazen Care Center who were so kind and helpful to us and Mom. Graveside services will be Friday August 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Mountain View Memorial Cemetery (3115 E. Bengal Blvd., Cottonwood Heights). There will be a viewing from 10-11a.m. before the service. 

I am happy that my Grandma is free from her Cancer and that she is back with my Grandpa again. It is still hard and sad to think that she is really gone. My grandma was there for EVERY important event in my life, from school plays, to graduation and my wedding. She has always been there and I am so sad that she is gone, but I know she is back in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father. My grandparents temple work was not done so this will give us the opportunity to make sure her and my Grandpa will be together forever, so I guess out of our sadness there is some silver lining. Good bye Grandma you will for sure be missed. I may share some memories of my grandma soon. 


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Shout Out

I just wanted to take minute to do a little plug for a very good friend, actually I would call him family.
He didn't ask me to do this for him I just want to help get the word out about his business.

His name is David Catmull and he is in the business of refinishing furniture. He has a great passion for working with his hands and it definitely shows in his work. He is an honest, hardworking person whom (or is it who?) I would recommend to anyone, anywhere.  I just wanted to take a second and let everyone who reads this blog know about his business. If you want to see pictures of pieces he has finished or want more info he has started a blog which has a link on my side bar or you can click on the link right here:
Five Star Furniture Refinishing

David refinished a cabinet for my father in law and it looks A-MA-ZING! He is an artist in his craft and if you look at his work you can tell he strives for perfection. If you or anyone you know needs something refinished please send them to David, he will not disappoint.

David, I hope you don't mind me bragging about you a little and stealing a picture of your business card. :-)

Thanks as always for reading,

Friday, July 16, 2010


So as a follow up to my last post here are a couple of links for the things you have asked about.

First link is to Asylum 49. They do a haunted house in October but they offer ghost hunts during the other months, you will have to contact them to see when they are doing tours again. It is $20 a person which sounds a little steep but it was so much fun and something different to do.

Ghost Hunting

Second link is for the recipe I used to make the cupcakes in the picture. I tweaked it a little bit to my liking but you can follow the recipe as is and should be able to get a pretty yummy cupcake.

Cherry Cola cupcakes

So lately my craft/recipe blog has been pretty much non-existent and I hate that. I am working my butt off trying to get some new crafts and recipes up there. Keeping track of two blogs is harder then I thought it would be so I may eventually just combine it all into one. As far as the Cherry Cola cupcakes, I didn't make a lot of changes but I will post the ones I made as soon as I get my other blog back on track.

So that is all for now. If you have any questions about the ghost hunting or cupcakes let me know.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010


First of all I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to all of my friends who commented on my post yesterday. You may not believe it but it helped to just have a few words of support. THANK YOU!! I am starting to feel better, I think I just need some time and lots and lots of praying. I decided to delete that post because I felt it was me saying things out of disappointment. I still have some pangs of jealousy and still feel a little disappointment, but it is what it is and I just need to work things out.

Anyways this post is not a post with a lot of words and it's not a pity party or anything like that. This post is all about pictures!! I have been promising pictures for a while so here are a lot of pictures of things that have been going on the past few months and some of our house that is finally starting to feel like home. Enjoy :-)

P.S. if you weren't able to make it to my coupon class this link should give you the basic steps to saving money with coupons. If you have any questions please just ask and if I don't know I am sure I can find someone who does.

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These pictures are from when we went on a ghost hunt at the Asylum 49 in Tooele, this past May. It was a fun experience and pretty spooky. All of these pictures were taken in pitch black rooms and the only way you can see them is with a really good flash. We saw a couple of shadows and caught a couple of voices. It was fun for something different and we want to come again. If you want to join us let me know. It is spooky fun.

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Adam celebrated his 26th birthday May 24th. He is a great husband and a big goofball but that is why I love him.

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For Father's Day we went to Copperton Park to have a barbecue with my side of the family. We started doing these barbecues once a month during the summer last year and we are hoping to have a few more barbecues this year.

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What do you do when you are waiting for the Manti Pageant to start? Take lots of pictures and be silly while doing it. This was my second year going to the Manti Pageant and it was awesome! Last year, my first year, going it rained and was super cold this time it was beautiful weather and so much fun.

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At the end of June I celebrated my 25th birthday. I made the cupcakes and not to brag but they were delicious. :-)

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On Saturday we went to Stadium of Fire with my parents and little sister. Carrie Underwood rocked and the fireworks were great! I am not sure why the fireworks picture turned out like that but it looks pretty sweet.

Last but not of our house.
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The front of our house and the view from our porch.
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Our Kitchen and the Family room off of the kitchen
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Our kitchen table and the front living room
The stairs to the upstairs. I didn't get any pictures upstairs because I didn't clean it so you will have to wait for those picutres, they aren't very exciting.

So for now that is all the pictures I have I will try not to wait so long to post next time.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Quick Update

I cannot believe that it is already June! Where did May go? Or April? I am not complaining because I am ready for some sun and warm weather.
I wanted to give a quick update, I am at work so this will be a fast update but I am hoping to get the pictures off of my camera tonight and update with pictures.

May was a great month full of movies, family gatherings, a birthday party, moving and unpacking. I am hoping to have some pictures up today.

I also wanted to let everyone know that my FREE coupon class is going to be one week from today, June 10th from 6:30-7:00. I would love for all of you to come and learn how to save some money with coupons! If you would like to come and want more info please send me an e-mail to and I will get you my address and directions. If you have any questions or have any questions please let me know. Tori from (check out how much money they save) will be offering a discount on newspapers that evening if you want to subscribe. Like I said before I would LOVE to have anyone who wants to come so if you would like to bring a friend or two the more the merrier, just let me know so I can plan on it. :) Even if you can't come until after 6:30 or can't stay for the whole class please come and I will get you any info you missed.

Well that is all for now, hopefully I can get some pictures and more of an update done tonight.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Ok so for those of you who didn't see my post on Facebook I thought I would share it here too.

So now that we have a house and probably even before that I really need to start finding ways to save money and cut my budget down. So....

I am hosting a FREE class that teaches you how to use coupons to save money on your groceries and stock your pantry at the same time. Tori from is coming to teach the class. If you haven't seen their blog there is a link on my blog and if you go to "a lot for less" link on the top of their blog you can see how much they save. The class will be at my house, Thursday June 10th at 6:30. The class usually runs about 60-90 minutes.
There is nothing being sold and it is a free class. They can however help you get a deal on your newpaper so you can get your coupons.

I figure maybe I can save money starting with groceries if someone shows me how. :)

So if you would like to come or have any questions please e-mail me or comment to this post with your e-mail address and I will get you the information. If you have friends that would like to join you I would love to have them. This should be a fun night and hopefully help us all save a little money. (Plus since who knows when I will get more pictures of my house up, you can just come see it :-)

Monday, April 26, 2010

We are homeowner's!

So after a couple bumps in the road and a little wait we are officially the proud owner's of a new home!!

This whole thing is kind of bittersweet for us. I know a while ago I couldn't wait to get out of the house with my in-laws but we are finally starting to get along and things are going smoothly so it will be kind of hard to leave. Don't get me wrong I am ready for this new adventure and ready to be just the two of us again but I am happy that I had this little bit of time to get to know Adam's family a little better.

I don't have pictures yet of everything because we started to move on Saturday so of course our house is kind of a mess inside and we can't take any time off this week so we will have to do what we can after work....which makes for long days!
I promise I will get pictures posted as soon as our lives are back together.
I never realized how much stuff we packed into one storage unit and one bedroom. It is going to take a while to get it all put away where we can find it.

So after a stressful month and a half and an interesting 10 months with the in laws we are happy and excited to be on our own again. I am not sure that I was ready to be an adult yet but there is no turning back now, so there is nothing else for us to do but look to the future and maybe get ready to start our own family. :)

I hope to keep this better updated when we are finally settled.

P.S. We have not decided if we are going to do a house warming party yet but know you are all invited if we do, and I promise our house is not as far away as it sounds.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New posts coming soon.

Hello blogging world....

It has been a while and I do have some more pictures of our house to post, but it has been very stressful the last few weeks so thus the reason for lack of posting. I will have to go into more details later. We are still trying to close on our house, which is now complete so when things calm down, hopfully next week, I will do some update posts. :)

Hope you are all doing well.

Monday, March 15, 2010


We now have a frame to our house it has gone from a hole to a house in a matter of a week!

We are still holding out for the beginning or April to move in so keep your fingers crossed.

I don't know why my pictures won't stay the way I want them to but oh well.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

We have a Hole!

So this may not be super exciting to some of you but to us it is the most exciting thing that has happened to us in a while.
We have a hole for our home. They are hoping to have the foundation in by Thursday, then of course I will post pictures of that. These pictures will hopefully document our house building process for us so we can remember what it looked like before, during and after. :) 
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1. The lake from our front yard
2. The neighbors behind us
3.Across the street
4. Our Hole
5. The view from our side yard

Thanks for Looking