Thursday, July 28, 2011

Best Banana Bread Recipe

I found this recipe and loved it…I printed this off for my VT but feel free to add it to your collection.

bananabread copy

              Download Here!

        (made with ShabbyMissJenn Cabana)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

bEAr Lake! 2011

  Another year and another trip…this one included Minute to Win it…(which the Ethington’s won)  and some sublime flexibility by Ashley.  As always lots of swimming, eating, laughing, and of course, a Nacho Movie night.



Monday, May 16, 2011

May Visit Teaching Card

Here is my May Card….I think that everyone is struggling a little with feeling overwhelmed by money, relationships, parenting, work.  It seems to be common with everyone I talk to. 

I read an awesome talk by Pres. Monson and thought that I would use it as this months message (we got to pick our own message).

               Download here

beofgoodcheer copy

    (I used Hopscotch by ShabbyPrincess)

I print it out on a 4x6 @ Walmart and put it in a magnetic frame that can be put on their fridge or a mirror.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Lemon Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Anyone who knows me knows that i am in love with Bundt cakes; I have a recipe "Janie's Golden Bundt Cake" that i have perfected and make in every combination of flavor you can think of. When i saw this recipe in a book i have, "Essential Mormon Celebrations" I had to try it. And it is AWESOME! Of course i have made it my own..with my favorite...LEMON.

1 Lemon Cake mix
1 small pkg instant lemon Jello pudding mix
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup vegetable oil

In a large bowl combine all ingredients and mix til well combined. Pour into greased Bundt pan and bake at 325* for 40 to 45 minutes.
Serve topped with the Lemon Sour cream Sauce and sliced strawberries.

Lemon Sour Cream Sauce
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp grated lemon peel
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Mix till combined. Chill for an hour (if not that is ok) and spoon on to sliced cake. Serve with strawberries.

(ok...the pic isn't mine..i forgot to take a picture
in the chaos of the dinner..just pretend)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April VT Message

Just a quick April VT message. I bought the 4x6 magnetic frame @ walmart ($2.00) and give my ladies the new message every month. I print it out on 4x6 photo and they can keep it on their fridge or on a mirror...snag it if you want it...

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Thursday, March 3, 2011


16 reasons YOU, Thomas, make me smile:

  1. You are my first child
  2. You taught teach me patience
  3. Your good grades
  4. Your willingness to let your brother/cousins/neighbors beat you like a pinata
  5. Your love for sports (no I don’t want to know about the last cliff you snowboarded off of..)
  6. Your curly hair
  7. You are my parenting guinea pig
  8. You are dependable
  9. You laugh at the same things I do :)
  10. You want to succeed in life
  11. You choose to be a good kid
  12. You accept regifted presents with gusto..
  13. You always underestimate me (which means I always come out looking good)
  14. You never divulge secrets (like who you “like”)
  15. Your friends adore you
  16. I LOVE YOU

It’s never easy to see a child grow up.   I don’t know which is worse: turning 40 or having your first born turn 16. It’s a toss up.  And why do I feel like 16 was just 2 or 3 years ago for me?  I remember sitting by the pool with my friends, going to dances (who doesn’t hear VH’s “Jump” or Wham’s “Last Christmas” and not smile?), being chased by Guardia Civil for toilet papering, and just being a teen…Growing up gets harder each year that goes by  and looking back get sadder because only as you get older do you truly begin to cherish what it means to be a teen.


OHH..What do I do in the Wintertime?

can you say “ready for spring”?



Tuesday, March 1, 2011

St. Patrick’s Day Project

I am terrible at decorating for holidays.  I try…but then I feel like the decorations always end up looking sad and lonely.  Probably since there are not many of them and decorations like to congregate in groups.  Mine tend to be loners.    So here I go again.

I saw this project on another website and thought that I would put my own spin on the project.  I bought my frame @ walmart for $3.00 and took it home and sprayed away.


Then I made my own little 8x10 to put in the frame and printed it out on my computer.


(made with ShabbyMissJenn’s St. Pat Kit)

I got out my ribbon and my nail gun..stapled the ribbon to the frame, tied a few knots and St. Patricks door thingy (technical term for that which hangs from a door). 



Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

So today i decided to do something fun! Rice Krispie treats with a twist...mmmm


Friday, January 7, 2011

New Year...New Goals. I am really going to try to update once a week (stop laughing...) This is my fav picture right now. Guess why?!

I am going to put together some of my favorite pictures of the last year so keep posted!