Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

I will explain the picture at the end....
I cannot believe that I am sick with the stinkin' flu on my favorite holiday. I forced myself to go to work after 2 days off, and got a flu shot WHILE I had the flu. Was I not supposed to do that? Oops.
Honestly. I always get sick around this time of year, only usually it happens around Thanksgiving. Jason is as healthy as an Ox, like always. *sigh* So we are having a super fun night of sleeping and watching TV at my parents house, helping hand out candy. I admit, I am kind of a nerd, because I have ALWAYS wanted to hand out candy, and this year I finally can! (given we have any trick-or-treaters)
So this is CRAZY. I hear in Chicago now, they have officially renamed Halloween as "Orange and Black Day." What the heck? And I guess are now thinking about renaming Christmas, "Winterfest." No jokes, folks. This is the real deal. I heard it myself. Now THAT'S scary.

Know what else is freaky? The Halloween Crab I posted a picture of.
  • Halloween Crab:"A very common land crab in the coastal lowland tropical rain forests of Costa Rica is the Halloween Crab (Gecarcinus quadratus). Halloween Crabs have several common names and are also known as Mouthless Crabs or Harlequin Land Crabs."

Now that makes me more nauseous than I already am.....Happy Orange and Black Day Everyone!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Celeb Look-A-Like

Why is it that every single picture I post on this site ALWAYS pulls up at least one asian. Seriously, the first time, Out of ten celebs, 7 were FULL BLOWN asian/chinese/japanese. I was *uh-hum* offended and deleted it all, and kept trying until I got a normal mixture. At least I didn't get a man on my look-a-like thing....I've had my friend Mariah who was told she looked like Keith Urban. Uhhh.....Not so much

*DISCLAIMER: In no way is this statement meant to be derogatory to any people of asiasn decent. So don't write me or sue me with complaints. I HEART asians!


So, my card "business" needs a name, because I wanted to have that on the back of the 50 some odd 50th wedding anniversary invites I just completed (and I must say that the cute little gold rings attached to the bow on the front to signify their "Golden Wedding" Anniversary is my fave part) I now have a blog and an email I am working to start up so that anyone can order cards and view my gallery. The blog is and the email address is

These are the first time I have done "fancy cards", but I generally like to do more unique, fun, modern cards. I am working to get a website going, but in the meantime, I will try to post some of my cards. Feedback please.....

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Happy 2nd Anniversary to us!

Jason and I spent our 2nd Anniversary at the Anniversary Inn in Logan. We stayed in the oriental garden room, which was basically the coolest hook-up ever. Honestly, the huge red jetted jacuzzi could probably fit 4 people easily.
Anyhow, We had a great time....and we are impressed with the fact that with everything we have been through in our 2 years of marriage, we are still going strong. The Germans always say, "If it rains on your wedding day, and then the sun breaks through in the afternoon, that means good luck." Lucky for us, this was what went down on our wedding day, but my German Grandparents got married in similar weather and have been married nearly 62 years!!!!! Is that a record?

Here's our little adventure, starting in October, 2004. Engagement night, engagement pics, and wedding pics to come....I only have like, 2 of the wedding photos downloaded..Oh, and of course I had to download some pics from our awesome room!Problemn is, they were so tiny that even a pilot with 20/10 vision would have a hard time seeing them. Trust me on this.... HUGE RED JETTED JACUZZI + Bubbles = Good times

Erika's newest BFF....Ethan Belliston...&here's why...

Okay, so Ethan, Liz's darling 2 year old, officially knows me as "Reeks," which I am totally stoked about. I honestly love that kid and the crazy faces he makes when he wants something. I plan on spoiling this child rotten until my niece Josie can call me "Reeks." Then I will have 2 people to spoil....
*Hidden Message* Train your kids to call me Reeks, and you will be *blessed* (imagine a halo above your head and angels singing Hallelujah in your mind)
So for now, I have one niece (Josephine) and one adopted nephew (Ethan). Man, I LOVE it when my friends & family have kids....

Saturday, October 20, 2007

I Heart Walmart & Pink Dustbusters

So, as many of you Bountiful bloggers know, a HUGE Walmart just opened. I had been to ONE Walmart before in Chile of all places.
At first, I have to say that I was totally against the idea because Target is basically the best place I knew to shop for sweet deals, and then comes Walmart. And everyone in town is in an uproar. The only downside is that I really really hope Target doesn't go out of business, because where else has those awesome "new designers" that they feature, and their commercials are genius.
That all said, Jason and I woke up and went to Walmart because we needed a rake, and I wanted a fish. Problem was, that three hours later, our cart was full, rake, 2 male beta fish in a "pro-fighting" container (it's a 2-sided aquarium so that they won't eat eachother, but you can slip a blocker in so they can't see eachother) so that when they make eye contact, you can practically hear them saying one to the other, "COME ON SISSY, FIGHT ME!" Jason and I think the green one will survive the longest. We still have yet to name them.
However, the most exciting purchase of the day was my 10 lb. pink mega sized vacuum that is like a high powered dust buster, and for those of you who don't know, I dust bust the entire house, even the unfinished basement at least three times a day. So this was basically a dream come true. Check it out. It's sweeeet. I think I will put some rhinestones on their that say "DIVA"

Friday, October 19, 2007

Some Halloween Costume Ideas

I wish I could dress up for Halloween, but I'd have nowhere to go. Honestly, you can't tell me YOU wouldn't want to don any of these 20's Costumes....Maybe I can order some just to wear when I need a change of wardrobe.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My first official card job!

*Norma & LeRoy Sturgeon

So, funny how when you think things that YOU might think are really cool, and you fear others think what you view as awesome as being boring, things change:

*Case in Point: A local skating coach who has known me since I was itty-bitty saw my cards and asked if I could make 35 invites to her in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. Being the novice that I am, I quoted $135.00. Hey, it was marketing, right? I am getting a stamp with my name and business name (if anyone can help me think of one) on a stamp, so it's also good for word of mouth. So, I am busily working on those to send out on November 1st. I will post a finished card when I am through. Wish me luck

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Suggestions? Suggestions? I need a name, ASAP!
That's all. Thanks ya'll.

Ahhhhhh!!!! That was a good morning stretch since I did not get ONE wink of freaking sleep. I've just been fascinated by the computer and I literally need to get off now and get at least one hour in before I have to go back to the grind at the rink.....

Card-Selling: Day 2

Sorry, I accidentally deleted the pics that went with this, so I wil upload them tonight...if anyone cares....

So, by the end of the day yesterday, I sold 20 cards....honestly, I am still in shock. And I don't know if I mentioned before, but some lady bought 4 cards and then asked if I would hand make all the invitations to her 50th birthday in March, and I was like, "Freak Yes!" Jason has been nice enough to stop by, keep me company, and haul my heavy crap back and forth, and run errands.
Day 2 was not so successful, and I was getting uber (thanks for that word Dibs)depressed. I only sold 7 cards today. But then I had to hit myself in the head and remind myself this is my first time doing this and I really didn't expect to sell I am giving myself some Kudos. It gets hard to give away ones that are my favorites.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

My first card selling event! Regional Ice Skating Championships

I am in the midst of my first semi-unexpected card selling event. I am spending today, tomorrow, and saturday all day,trying to sell some of my cards. *PLUG: If you want to see or buy any of my cards, they are all hand-made and super cute. I am working a website for them) I have sold 10 so far, and it's only been half a day. I think this is pure luck, because most people come and stop and look and say, "Oh, how cute!" Then they move on. Oh well. That's business I guess.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Booooring Day - Time to goof around with the blogging polls

What Your Face Says

At first glance, people see you as warm and well-balanced.

Overall, your true self is passionate and physical.

With friends, you seem logical, detached, and a bit manipulative.

In love, you seem mysterious and interesting.

In stressful situations, you seem sad and helpless.

Monday, October 8, 2007

I just want to that too much to ask?

So, yesterday when it was snowing, I was super excited because that means Ski Time! Yay! I put my Utah 1984 Ski Championship Shirt on (a $3 bargain from an Old Navy in Boston) and my skull and crossbones beanie (another $1 bargain from the Dollar Store) so that I could mentally prepare for trying moguls this season. And a hard black diamond. I think I will wear my Utah Ski Shirt and my beanie every day and say affirmations to myself while looking in the mirror....

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Tribute to our FAVORITE holiday....HALLOWEEN!

It's funny, but one of the first things Jason and I learned about eachother is that we both think Halloween trumps all other Holidays. I mean, who DOESN'T like the chance to dress like an idiot and decorate your house all super cute with spooky stuff. We decided to have a Halloween party at our house. So far, the invite list includes Jason and Me. (BIG suprise, eh?) If you wanna party like it's Halloween 1999, let me know!!!!

When the hubby's away....the girls play

Jason has been back and forth to St. George for his investigations and surveillance's to catch child labor from a lot of Polygymasists and so forth. We are proud of him because his first "out of town" (2 weeks long, may I add) He got awesome surviellence of illegal labor going on, so he had to travel back down for 2 days to do documentation and serve papers. FUN! I want to spy on people!!!!!

OK. So it's not like Kirsten and I were doing anything extraordinary and wild. We were scrapbooking and card making. (P.S. I personally think my cards are da bomb, and will sell them for super cheap....just my little plug)

For those of you who don't know me, I pretty much am frightened of dogs...not dogs themselves, but their fur and slobber and licking my face. So Kirsten caught a pic of there 150 lb. New Foundland pouncing on me, full on liking my entire face. This may take a looooong time and several therapy sessions to overcome.

Friday, October 5, 2007

I heart Halloween

This is another treasure from the Dollar Store. What would I do without that place?
This is me in my new witch hat, even though it kinda looks like a pilgram hat up close........
Here is our cute little 3 foot tall Haloween Tree. It is black with orange berries. We bought a bunch of super scary ornaments, and are just putting up the purple lights around the tree.
My mom is the best. Every holiday season, she makes me a wreath, and I absolutely LOVE them. I always look forward to what fun things she makes for me during the different holidays!
You probably can't see much, but Jace and I were at Home Depot and saw these reuseable haloween stickies that go on your door. LOVE EM!

Halloween is my favorite holiday ever. I love the autumn season, wearing warm sweaters, pea coats, and yes, I do admit I wear UGGS. (don't act like you don't like them too)
The following pics are just a few of the Halloween decorations we have started to put up. I found this awesome witch/pilgram hat at the Dollar Tree, so I was thinking I could be a witch and I got Jace a pirate ensemble for $1.00 too. What a bargain. I heart Halloween and the Dollar Store!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


So I know that this is really dated, but I am trying to update my blog as best I can, so things will be out of order.

Jason and I got to go to the Days of 47 Rodeo and sit in the "special box" with Miss Utah, Miss Davis County, and the runner up. I met Miss Davis County, Marianne Stuart (in the green) at a treatment center in Kansas City and we have remained good friends. I am sure that Jace enjoyed this night. Look how happy he is chilling with all these beautiful women! Sheesh!

MIA.....but we're back!

So, after many lectures from loving family members, I am starting to blog again, even though lately Jace and I have been up to nothing much, so our blog may be boring for a while. We are all mourning the loss of Ben, Linds, and Josie as they moved to New Jersey. My mom picked up 4 cupcake necklaces for Linds, me, my mom, and Josie. I wear it everyday! As my mom and I say, "WE MISS OUR DOSE OF JOSE!" It was so much fun to see so many of Josie's "firsts." We got to see her crawl....and man, can that girl move!.....learn to stand up, and even start saying some words! We are really gonna miss you guys. We can't wait to see you all again!