Thursday, February 28, 2008

Three Crazy days!


Three Crazy days of fun! Guess what i get to do? Sit in a booth at the Home and Garden show to promote my business Sassy Style. If you have read my bio-you know what i do, if not, i will tell you. I have re-decorating business with my mom. We go into clients house and redo their home with their things, a few new things also. Our goal is to make your home feel as warm. cozy and inviting as possible. I love it! It is so not work for me. I feel a great sense of accomplishment when i get to help someone have the home they always wanted.
So, if you live in the ogden area or know someone who does, send em on down to the weber county fairgrounds and have them come see me. (make sure you all bring me a treat if you come :) i don't get to eat anything but vending people food-YUM!
Wish me luck! Oh-almost forgot-the pics above are from a couple houses that we have done!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Quick Dinner Winner!

Dinner Winner OK- have i got a quick dinner and desert idea for you!They are called Pizza Bitty Bites and Berry Bitty Bites
Pizza Bites
any kind of meat in small peices-pepporoni, cooked sausage or hamburger
spaghetti sauce
Won Ton Wrappers
Take your wrapper-fill with some meat mixture, a little sauce and chease. Fold up or you can use 2 one for top and bottom if you want. Put in muffin tins-bake at 350 for about 15 mins.Make sure you spray your muffin tins really well so they come out easily.

1 cup spaghetti sauce
1-2 Tbs. balsamic Vinegar (i know that this sounds weird-but trust me its good!)
as you mix this taste as you go so you can add more vinegar if you want.
I used a little spray butter on the top to get them nice and brown-if you wanted to, you could brush with olive oil.

Berry Bites
Fruit pie filling
4 oz. cream cheese
about 1/2 tub of Cool Whip
1/4 P. sugar
Mix your cream cheese with cool whip and p.sugar to make filling. Fill won ton wrappers with filling and a little bit of pie filling. Put in muffins tins and bake for about 15 mins. at 350I used mini muffin tins so i had bite size-this made about 24 individual bitesCan be made low fat if you want. I used ff cream cheese and cool whip. super yummy-good treat to have in fridge for that sugar attack! serve with whip cream if you want.
My kids loved this. We had it with some crunchy bread and balsamic vinegar with olive oil. it was way yummy. This recipe is super versatile-you could make a taco one, chicken with alfredo sauce, whatever your family likes.
The berry bites, you could use lemon pudding, fresh berries-whatever! Hope that you try it and your family likes it as much as mine did! (my 3 yr. even ate it)

Secret love

ok-i will finally admit it to all! I have a secret love for the "Golden Girls" you know that show that was on the in the 80's? It is every day from 2-3 here in utah and i watch it every day. Not every day-most days. I crack up, laugh out loud, i think it is hillarious! My girls hate this show-my 6 year old says-i don't want to watch the grandma show! Now, i remember when my grandma used to watch this, and i am sure that i thought the same thing. My, how things change. So, now you all know my secret-guess its not so secret anymore! Watch it, you will laugh out loud-promise!

Sunday, February 24, 2008


-ok- so i am a procrastinator-big time! I joined this book club thinking that it would be fun-i was wrong. I love to read-but when i have to, or someone tells me what to read, its not fun anymore. So, the book for this month-THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
book club meeting is tuesday night-at my house. If it was not here, i would not read this book! I tried to read it, i really did, but it is boring , and i would much rather watch the hallmark movie that is on tv. So, for those of you who have read this book-will you please help me. What is it about? How about some blog notes instead of cliff notes? I would really appreciate it-really i would and if you love this book and don't own a copy and help me out-i will send you the copy i just bought out of desperation! Thank you in advance!

Remember when..........

I was tagged by my cousin goes

20 years ago I . . .
1. Lets see I am 29 now-so that would make me 9. Sorry guys I really don't remember a whole lot-i would be in 4th grade, right-so..not so sure.

10 years ago I......
1. In college-living in a house with 9 girls in Orem. I had a blast and would hope that my 3 girls will go away to college. I learned a ton, like never to live with 9 girls again. At least on purpose anyway.
2. I only went home to go laundry, so since i am answering these questions on a weekend, i was probably home, folding laundry and raiding the cupboards. (hey i was in college, I was poor!!)

5 years ago I.....

1. Mckinli was 3 and I had just had Hannah. So that means that I was living in a Condo in North Ogden and was wishing that i could stand up straight. ( i don't recover to well from surgery)
2. i really don't remember-so if anything this blog could be a wake up call for me to keep a journal. If i had, i could just flip to the page and give exact details. Maybe that would be a scary thing. Too much info!!

1 year ago I.....
1. We were living in our north ogden home, we were painting my bedroom chocolate brown. (it turned out wonderful, just in case you were wondering)
2. I was thinking that it would be great if we moved. Notice, i said I was thinking of moving, not my husband. ( i kind of sprung this idea on him)

So far this year I have...
1. Had laproscopic surgery to try and rid pelvic pain
2. Tried to recoup from a surgery that did not work
3. Finally being diagnosed with Chronic Pelvic Pain and now getting some relief from the pain and living a normal life again. Also, now i know that i am not a total freak! (just a little crazy-but arent we all?)
4. I took all 3 of my girls to the dentist at the same time and did not lose my mind! :)

1. i did not feel good-it was a bad day-so i layed on the couch!
2. I watched a feel good hallmark movie-i thoroughly enjoyed this!
3. My husband let me sleep in till 10!

Tomorrow I....
1. Graci has a cavity, so i have to go to the dentist to get it filled (it should be a blast!)
2. I have to go and redecorate a house in Perry in the afternoon
3. I MUST cook dinner- i really havn't cooked a whole lot lately!

In the next year I will....
1. I hate this question-if i say something than i will have to follow through!
2. Be a better mom to my kids and a better wife to my husband!
3. learn how to deal and manage this pain that i get to deal with.
4. Keep up on my BLOG :)

I tag Karen, Annie and whoever needs something to blog about! (yes, that means you)

Friday, February 22, 2008


Ok people-I really don't have anything to exciting to talk about. Other than the fact, that at this very moment i am getting very angry because i can hear the running of small children upstairs when they are supposed to be taking a nap! It's 6-she is my middle child. I know that you all know what i am talking about when i say "middle child" I love her so much, she is the little mother is our family. She is very sweet to everyone. She loves to shop! All kinds, and she also loves to give me her opinion. If I ever need someone to tell me the truth about how i really look-i go to 6!

A quick story about her: The other day I gave her some mail and told her to go put it in the mailbox and put the flag up. Well, my husband walked in about 5 minutes after i sent her out and asked me why in the world, i would ask Hannah to put the American flag up by the mailbox? I could not help but laugh. I explained to him what the instructions were, and he too laughed. In fact we were laughing so hard, that when she came in she started crying, because she was sure that we were laughing at her. I couldn't even withhold my giggles long enough to explain to her why what she did was so funny. Oh, thats all we needed. the crying was now louder and more intense. She has such a tender heart-i felt bad that i was laughing, but it did not stop me from laughing even more.

Lets just say, the whole thing is still hillarious to think about, but i did not win the "mom of the year" award for that moment. Oh-well, one day she will look back and laugh, probably not as hard as her momther did, but nonetheless, a giggle is a giggle.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I want to be on OPRAH!

Ok- i don't know if any of you watched Oprah today, if you didn't, check the website because it was an AWESOME! I don't know about any of you, but sometimes i tend to get stuck in the MOM rut. I know that i am not alone in this. I love t-shrits and stretchy pj pants. I love to be comfy, but i will get dressed up when we go out, but as soon as i come home, the levis' are off and the stretchy pants are on.

So-if you missed Oprah-she had Schlumpadinka Moms that wore the same clothes that I am wearing right now, and redid them in comfy, fabulous clothes that were affordable. OH MY HECK! They were super cute and not all of these moms were a size 6 either. I am sure that those of you who are a size 6 are fabulous, but i secretely hate you all. My bones are probably not even a size 6!

They had the cutest Yoga pants from Old Navy paired with this super cute jacket and t-shirt with flats-loved it! And the pants were only 16.50. I need to go shopping! (notice i said need-not want because i always want to go shopping! ) I told my husband that i needed some new bra's-i said,

"i can go to Maceys-they are going out of business so i can get everything on sale-

this is what he said-"when you leave the house, we will buy you some"

he is a punk! So-i am going to go shopping and buy more than just bras!

Guess he should have said,

"sure honey, whatever you want!"

I know that all of your husbands say this-right?!

Ok-to get back on track-on Oprah, they said that you need 10 essential peices.

A trench coat


Little black dress(they paired it with dark levis-darling!)

White pants( i am not sure about this one)

dark pants

White levi jacket

cashmere sweater(never had one before, got for my birthday-LOVE IT! If you dont have one-old navy-yes, you can afford it)

Cute annimal print shoes-if you nothing to go with them, they will go with everything!

black skirt

cute bright gauzy scarf-if you go to oprah's site-he shows you how to tie them. Who new?

Women of the interenet world, LISTEN UP! (ok-lets get serious, i probably don't even have more than 20 people who look at this, but a girl can dream, right?)

so- all you fabulous women out there who wear sweats, draw string pants, and their husbands t-shirts-lets go shopping! (like we need an excuse)

Good luck-i am sure that you will all look fabulous! i am going to go-i need the pick me up, i am sure that my husband will be thrilled!

Not me-but loved this look. these are yoga pants-yea STRETCH!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Yummy yum yum!

Have i got a treat for you! i was frantically looking for a dessert for Sunday Dinner at Moms and found this on I changed a couple of things cause i am not a PB fan-I only used 3/4 c. PB and i did not add the milk. (pretty much cause i forgot-whoops) When you mix the cream cheese and p.sugar-it kind of has a texture of tar, but when you add the 2 containers of cool whip and mix it well, it turns our GREAT! I also used a 9x13 pan because i have to feed a lot of people. After you spread the mixture onto your crust-add a little bit of chocolte syrup and swirl it with a knife. It not only looks pretty, but it makes extra yummy!

ENJOY! This is defniately a remaker recipe! (i know that is not really i real word-i made it up-but it works)

NO Bake Peanut Butter Pie

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup milk
1 (16 ounce) package frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crusts

Beat together cream cheese and confectioners' sugar. Mix in peanut butter and milk. Beat until smooth. Whip in whipped topping.
Spoon into two 9 inch graham cracker pie shells; cover, and freeze until firm

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Kitty Concerto

So-with a 3 year old nothing is dull. Nothing. Not even pounding on the piano. Of course, 3 doesn't JUST play the piano with her fingers-she uses the kitty instead. So-i came downstairs and there she was, using the kitty's hind quarters to pound out her own version of Beethoven, but only with Hannah Montana words. I had to yell at her to stop in between covering my giggles. "Sorry mom." This is her standard answer to any time of yelling with her name in it. So-not only does 3 put poor defenseless kitties into small, dark spaces, she also uses it's bum to play the piano. Should I start to worry about what i am in for?

Friday, February 15, 2008

Fun Friday Facts

So-I decided that this whole blogging thing is very theraputic. So, I think that I will give it a try. I have been told that it is calming, helps you be a better mom, wife, and makes you skinnier-So, obviously it also causes dillusional thoughts, or it could be the pain pills talking. Either way, I will continue to tell you all about my day.

I woke up and wanted to go back to bed, thats normal right? My Loving husband poured the ceral, got in the shower and left mom to ref. Did i mention that i wanted to go back to bed. I got the girls all ready, checked my husbands clothing choice and shoved them all out the door. Then, i went back to bed, for about 2 1/2 minutes. You know when you find that comfy spot, finally relax and just start to close your eyes then the STUPID phone rings. I press ingnore, then it rings again! Do these people not understand that i wanted to go back to bed?

But-the day was not all bad. I have not been out of the house for a while, cause of this whole CPP thing and i hate to leave when i don't fell good. So, i was itching to spend some money! you know that we all get that way-just admit it!

So, where does a girl go when she wants to spend some money-The D.I. of course! For those of you who are not from Utah-this is a thift/junk store, but I LOVE it! I love to go in there and search through other people's crap and find something that is really cool. Now, you have to understand, i love to find totally, ugly, yucky things, take them home, clean them up, spary paint them and put them in my house! I get such a kick out of people coming into my home, telling me that they love this and this and where did i get it? The DI of course-it is my own little private thrill when i can turn crap into cute!

But, i am a bad mom, ceral was on the menu for dinner tonight. I had chocolate covered Cinnamon Bears left over from V-Day. I think that Moms should get an extra food group-chocolate, and it should not have any calories, fat or make your butt look bigger.

I do want to show you all something that i made-these cute block were super easy and turned out pretty cute if i do say so myself. I am thinking that i want to make some for easter, but i have yet to come up with any words for spring that are only 4 letters. If anyone has any ideas, let me know.

I know that this is the most random post ever, but i hope that there are other moms out there who just need to blog:) Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. I never knew how much my self esteem depended on comments from random people, so please, make my day!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Great Kitty Caper

So-i had a weak moment about 2 weeks ago at Wangsgards (the grocery store) There were free kitties there and i let the girls get one. (i dont know what i was thinking) So she is gray and puffy and really cute, but kind of a pain. But, for some reason she really likes me. Go figure? So-tonight, 3 was in her room being very quiet. Then we heard some loud thumps, followed by loud meowing. Kal walked into Graci's room just in time to see her shove something gray into the heat vent. So-after some quick manuevering and getting my hand stuck a couple of times, Smokin Wayne was free! (i was the only one who's hand could fit-i am thrilled to know that at least one part of my body is small enough to fit into small places.)

I am happy to report that the cat-Smokin Wayne, is fine and free! So-for those of you have 3 year olds, watch out! Make sure your child doesn't know that you can put things or animals in the heat vent!

Ha Ha

6 or hannah montana?

this is what she was doing last night when she was supposed to be sleeping. She is such a mischevious one!

Gramps and Coop hanging out

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


ok ok-so i am a slacker-i know that those of you who truly know me-already know this. When it comes to things that i don't really love to do-i am a slacker. (laundry, cleaning the bathrooms and blogging) But, i do Love to blog surf and learn about totally random people-so i'll update so totally random people can learn about me! (i don't think that i am that popular but- i would like to think so)
ok-lets see, 6 birthday was last Friday-she is the big 6! She had a wonderful time at the 3 parties that she had-yes, her mom is stupid. She loves clothes, so lets just say she got a whole new wardrobe. She is definaltely my most girly. She is a dancer, singer and a very good actress. She really knows when to turn it on. Usually, right after she did something to one of her sisters and wants to get someone else in trouble. Sad to say, it usually works. She is my little mother. She loves little kids. When Cooper or Jillian come over, she is in heaven . I really like it too-it allows me to help everyone and still get things done-like taking a shower. She is such a joy to have in our family and i am so glad that we have her!

Another reason why I have not been posting like i should have is... are you sure you are all ready to read this? I have been dealing with pelvic pain-AGAIN! I had surgery a month ago to remove some scar tissue- did not help-in fact the pain got worse. So-i went to the Chiropracter, the Accupuncture dr, the masseuse-i tried a little bit of everything. I am desperate for some relief. I finally was able to get into my OB-i was diagnosed with Chronic Pelvic Pain. Oh JOY. I am now on 3 different meds and going to a physical therapist. my doc treated patients with cpp back east very succesfully with this 3 pronged treatment plan-so we are all crossing our fingers! the good news-i get to have a massage every week! So-if there are any of you out there dealing with this-my heart feels for ya. i will be happy to give any type of info that has helped me. This is a very frustrating time! I felt like a freek until my Dr. assured that many
women suffer from this. So, i am not a freak! Good News! So-i am praying that this new treatment plan will work. It will take a little time, but i am positive!

Except one of these stupid medicines are breaking me out! AAGH! I have never had this problem EVER! I know-i have been blessed with good skin and now-i don't know what to do-so anyone with any thoughts would be very helpful!!! Come on people-Help me out!

So-since i am all up to date i think that i will go to sleep! I must get some rest so i can prepare myself for our RED Valentines Breakfast. Go TAUSHA! I'll Post pictures for all of you who are having doubts about my sincerity!
Remeber-It is the day of LOVE-so go and Kiss someone! Happy Valentines Day

I was going to post some pics, but it wont work-so lots of pics tomorrow!