Sunday, July 3, 2011


Hello blogger world, is anybody still on this thing? I used to be obsessed with blogging..I don't know what happened. Well, not a whole lot has happened with us (okay let me rephrase that, not a whole lot has happened that I'm ready to put out there for the whole world to see ;)  ) We are definitely enjoying the warm weather and spending a lot of time outside. I have made it a personal goal to keep the backyard in decent shape so Payton has somewhere nice to play. Payton is getting so big and surprises me everyday. She is so stinking smart, and has just become aware of a lot of things. My favorite thing right now is she constantly asks "whas dat?" and points to the most random things. I love that she is so curious and wants to learn. Thank goodness she got her intelligence from me.

I have been busy with cakes, work, Payton, housework, yard work, and basically just trying to keep myself sane. I got really into couponing, and I am never turning back. It's crazy how much money you can save! 

I really can't think of much else to update, other than we are still here, and still kickin'. Life is stressful, but finally....good. Great even :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

closet re-do!

I'm not really sure I can call this post "closet re-do" as much as I should just call it "closet clean-up". Either way, I am loving my closet now and I have decided I have an insane amount of shoes. That's where this all started....the shoes. I was sick of them being piled up on my shelves, never being able to find the match, and then all of them ending up on the floor. With an entire closet to myself, I felt it was time to take back the control from my shoes. My jewelry was being a little unruly too. I have been hating this closet since buying the house because there is no door. I didn't want to look at the clutter, and it would be really nice to be able to shut Payton out of there. So I came up with this:

I bought the most amazing thing for my jewelry. It was so annoying to sit and pick apart necklaces that had gotten tangled in the drawer I kept them all in, so I bought a handy canvas rack thingy that keeps them nice and tangle free. You can hand it on a clothing rack, or because my closet has to many unnecessary walls, I just put it there.

I Love Projects :)

Friday, March 18, 2011


One of my goals this year was to blog more. Now here we are, two months after my last post, and I am finally sitting down to update. Payton is doing fantastic. She is talking so much now, and it really seemed like just one morning she started saying sentences. It still amazes me something when she will come running up to me and just blurt something out that I can actually understand. We are both super excited for summer, especially her, and we have really taken advantage of the few days the weather has been decent to play in the backyard. A couple weeks ago I went on a cruise to the Bahamas with some friends. I can't even being to explain what a blast that was. I really needed a vacation too. It was only over a weekend so I was back to reality quick, but it was totally worth it. It was even worth the harassment I received from Josh about going. Here are a few pictures from our trip...

The cake adventure is going great and growing. Everybody has been so nice and great, and I have been able to try out a lot of fun and new things. I have gotten so many referrals and average about a cake a week, which is much more than I expected and I love it!
You all know that I love projects, and my latest is my project. I have become obsessed with reorganizing it and making it more functional. There isn't a door on my closet so I feel like it always needs to look clean and organized. I'm not doing anything crazy, just a few hooks, shoe racks, and extra hangers sort of stuff. Pictures to come soon when it's complete.
I'm hoping this summer will be great, and I have lots of fun things to look forward too. I really need to make more of an effort to update this, so once again I am setting that as a goal :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

my baby's party

 Lots of pictures that are completely out of order. Payton's birthday was so much fun. Not only did I have a fantastic time planning it, her face the entire time was priceless. She is quite the animated little girl. One of her favorite shows is Yo Gabba Gabba. She has this funny dance she does at the beginning of it, and she jabbers with excitement during the whole show. I wanted to have a theme she would recognize, so this show seemed like a great choice. I originally wanted to make 5 cakes (one of each of the characters) but when Josh's family had an emergency and was not going to be able to make it to the party, I cut back and just went with one. I made the shirts the kiddos and I were wearing with some felt and iron-on adhesive. Super easy, super cheap, super cute. I made them way back in like, November but wouldn't let the kids wear them til the party. Payton would find them in my closet, get way excited, gather them up, and play with them like they were stuffed animals or something.

We had pizza for dinner then filled up on some sugar. Time for presents! As if she weren't spoiled enough at Christmas, this little girl got more fun toys and clothes. The it of the night had to be from my parents, the new power wheels jeep. I love the pic of her in the jeep with her new toy puppy. Her and Romes bundled up and took it for a spin in the backyard for a bit, then we cut into her Muno cake. She blew out her candles like a pro, and devoured the cake and ice cream. In the end, it was a lot of work but totally worth it. She had a great time, and that's whats important. I am glad I have some fun pictures to share with her forever, and a jeep in my living room I don't know what to do with til summer.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Over here, we like shoes that sparkle

I am really going to try and update more, but not tonight. I can't think of anything interesting to blog about except our cute shoes :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sayonara 2010!

Wow I have really slacked on this blogging thing. Lots has changed, I have grown, Payton has grown, and it is about time for an update.

Lets start off with the most important.....Payton. This little spit-fire is headed to the terrible twos, and fast. I can't take my eyes off of her for 10 seconds or she has drawn on the furniture, climbed up to the tv, or dumped all her toys out on the floor and then ran them over with her power ATV. I was able to have her for Christmas this year, and what a little nut she was. She has the most exaggerated expressions I have ever seen. Her reaction to her gifts (and everyone elses) was priceless. She looks and acts just like me when I was a toddler, and I am loving all of the time I get to spend with her. She is turning two on January 28th, and be prepared for a party of epic proportions :)

Now on to the never-ending divorce. Seriously, I am pretty sure we are going for some kind of record here. We have settled on custody (joint legal custody, but I have the final say and sole physical custody) but are still not seeing eye-to-eye on a few other things, mainly the house. We recently went to court and Josh lost even more time with Payton because he thinks he writes the rules and that I am going to allow him to do that like I did for the years we were married. I wish we could just be divorced and have everything final so that I can move on as he says he has. One would think he would want this divorce over even more than I do, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

As far as my feelings towards them, I am honestly at a point where I can say I wish them the best. I went through the grieving process, the hatred, the name calling, the tears, and the pain. They clearly wanted so bad to be with each other, and now they can be without lying or cheating. Trust me, I did not feel like this a few months ago, but I am so much happier now and can finally be myself. While I certainly do not promote divorce, it was truly the best option for us. I am so much better off without him dragging me down, and I never would have been as happy as I am now. So really, I have to thank Josh and Christine, because I would have never considered divorce on my own. I was not strong enough. I have learned so much in the past year about myself that I would not have learned, and I will be a better wife to my next prince charming when that time comes.

Speaking of prince charming......I am having a fantastic time in the dating world. Quite a lot has changed since I was 16! Because I met Josh at 16, and wasted 2 years waiting for him while he was on a mission, I have missed out on a lot. While I would much rather just be a wife and a mother, this has been a whole new experience. My time is limited (see paragraph 3,) but I have met some great guys and have learned from each of them.

I have the most amazing friends. It's funny who you keep in touch with, even when your lives turn out nothing like you thought. I love my friends who I have known since potty-training, and those I have met, or re-met, this year. I have such a fun bunco group that I look forward to partying with every month, and it is so fun to see Payton playing with kiddos of my friends I knew at her age.

I am so excited for 2011. While the unknown scares me a little, I figure it can only get better from here right?

**UPDATE** spoke with my attorney today and the divorce was signed on the 27th so I am officially single!! BOO YA!