Nov 25, 2011

H is for Happy.

And Heidi! Today is my sista' Heidi's birthday. She's a whopping twenty-two! I'm grateful to have a little sister (by two months) that has so much knowledge to share with everyone. If I have any questions or problems I know I can turn to Hyde and she will help me out! She and the hubs are moving away to med school this coming Summer/Fall, and it's gonna be WEIRD. My girls need to stop leaving me!
Love you Heidi! Hope rolling into your twenty second year of life was rockin'!
{my computer is being lame and won't let me post a funny picture on Heidi's 18th birthday. dangit.}

Nov 23, 2011

Sara Bareilles - Yellow

officially obsessed.

Nov 22, 2011


I finally went on an adventure yesterday to get my name changed.
Yeah, Yeah...
 I probably should've done that about 7 months ago. But hey! I have an excuse. Logan only does it on Thursdays at a certain time via webcam, and Thursdays are quite busy days! 
So I made the excursion down to Ogden to do the deed. 
Another confession: my license has been expired since I turned 22. Yep, I'm a rebel
-Or just an idiot-
So when I got to the social sec. office I walked into the room full of about 32 peeps ahead of me that all smelled quite lovely..maybe that's a lie. I took my number and sat down and started playing solitaire on my phone. I soon realized I needed to fill out some paper work, but I was pen-less. Shoot!
I wasn't about to ask one of my buddies to my right or left because they didn't look too happy to be there. 
ANYWAY. I didn't fill it out. 
55 minutes later, my number {A197} was called, and I felt very self conscious walking in front of a large crowd because I KNOW they were all staring at me. There was nothing else to look at. 
I got to the window and the woman just stuck out her hand for my schtuff
My hands were shaking as I handed her the marriage license and my expired drivers license. 
Woman with an attitude as big as her lips: Did you fill out your paper?
Me: No I couldn't find a pen. But I can do it quick!
Woman: Well did you atleast fill out your social?
Me: Oh yes. {As I begin writing it down}
Lips: So, you just lied to me?
Me: Sorry, I thought you said "could you atleast fill out your social?"
Woman: Mmhmm.
Woman again: Oh no no no, this license is expired! {pursing lips} I'm gonna need another form of ID.
Me: I know, I wanted to change my name before I got a new license.
I don't have any other ID, would a pay stub work?
Woman: haha NO, do you have a health insurance card?
Me: Oh yeah! 
{of course I hand her the one that doesn't include my name. Hooray for double coverage!}
She then went on explaining that NO amount of cute will save you from an expired license. 
And that it would be 'real bad' if I was going somewhere on emergency then got pulled over. 
Yada yada yada. 
Basically, she gave me a lot of crap! but it's ok, I wouldn't expect any less...
I was definitely in the wrong. 
After that I was able to go to Target {yay!}, got our winter tires put on, then headed to the DMV. 
Oddly enough the guy at the DMV was SOOO nice! I was expecting to have to take the driving test all over again {thanks for freaking me out, mom! haha}
Did you guys know you're supposed to legally change your address every time you move? Well I've never done that, and I've moved about 6 times since I've gotten my license. 
 Tip#1: if you get pulled over and the cop asks what your address is, be sure it's the same as the one on your license! OR you'll be ticketed. {Thanks DMV guy!}
Tip#2: DON'T run "legal" errands on a Monday.
I'm pretty sure that's when everyone and their boyfriends and puppies go!
So who's excited for Thanksgiving? I know the Feller's are! {that's us :)} 
We've been in "Thanksgiving Break" mode for a bit longer than the actual break. 
We can't wait to spend 4 days stuffing our faces with his family. 
I'm a bit stressed out with about 8 projects I've got going on right now. The end of the semester has always been intense, but I'd say this one is by far the worst. It's crunch time, so we're gonna be having a LOT of late nights in our home.Lucky for me I've got a hubby that will rub my stinky feet and make apple cider :)

I'm pretty sure I love the holidays so much more being married. I remember years in the past being sorta cranky at work when I'd hear Christmas music, or when it was busy. But I'm lovin' it right about now!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Nov 17, 2011


In my Dress and Humanity class we were shown this video. 
I love the styles shown and especially the dancing! 
Watch won't regret it!

Nov 8, 2011

30 Flirty and Thriving

Happy Birthday to my awesome big sis, Brittany!
I love you, Britt! Thanks for always being there,
 knowing just what to say.
I'm so lucky to have you as a sister and bff.
I know I can turn to you anytime. You've always been there!
You are the
Don't worry, you're only 1/3 of the way to "old".
:) Love you!
ps...All the time!!!

Nov 6, 2011

Being alive is a gift

 "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it.   You surround yourself with people who make you laugh.   Forget the bad, and focus on the good.   Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't.  
Life is too short to be anything but happy. 
Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."
Being alive is a gift, living life happy is a choice...

Sometimes when I am feeling down or hard on myself, I go back to this quote that my mother in-law shared with us. How profound. Really! Rather than focus on the bad, let's focus on the good and build on that. We are so lucky to be here on this earth today. If you are feeling unhappy, look at your life and all that your are blessed with. If that doesn't make you just a bit happier, ask your Heavenly Father for the strength to carry on. He hears you and understands.
You deserve to be happy.  
President Uchtdorf gave a talk this last conference that I, and many others, will always remember.
If you have ten minutes, read it! If you already have, read it again. It's something we may need to hear over and over...and over again.

Click HERE to read.


One night I decided to make caramel corn. I remember making it when I was in junior high with my chef-of-a-sister, Heidi. But no, I'd never made it on my own. We don't have a popcorn maker, so my only option was to pop the kernels {which we received when we got married} on the stovetop. Wow, what a challenge! If you can get your hands on a popcorn maker, do it! If not, practice can make perfect. {In my case, TONS of practice} On my fourth or fifth try I decided to take some pictures as I went so I could share this journey with you and get any popcorn tips you might have :)
Start by adding about 3 Tbs of vegetable oil to your pot
 I poured enough kernels in the pot to almost cover the bottom,
 if you do too much you may be left with some kernels in your caramel corn.
Cook on medium-high, shaking the pot the whole time {pain in the rear}.
Once the popping stops, or there are about 7 seconds between each one,
turn off the heat and remove

 Pour popped corn into a LARGE bowl.
Here are the ingredients for the caramel {you can alter how much or little you'd like depending on how much popcorn you make...but it goes a long way!}

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cube {or 1/4 cup} butter
  • 1/2 cup karo syrup
  • 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
  • cook on medium-high heat. But STIR, or else you may have some burnage.
{sounds reeeaal healthy, huh? ;)}
Cook brown sugar, butter and karo syrup to "soft ball" stage.
{still not so sure what that means...I just assume it looks like the photo above}
I stirred the whole time.
 Once you've reached that stage, Add sweetened condensed milk.
 Bring to a boil {goes quick!}

Once those steps are completed, you know what to do..
Grab your hubby or a friend to help you pour and mix!
Unless of course you have four hands, or are so much more talented than I.

Just so you know, one day I will have popcorn mastered! One day :)

Ps. How was your Halloween?
Ours was baby-licious!