Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Goal to stay busy

 We are so excited that Lucas has found a new job! That will be starting in mid September. He will be working with USU on a grant drilling for geothermal energy in Idaho. This job will jump start his masters and we get to stay in Logan! By we I mean I will be here throught the week and he will be here on the weekends.

I'm a little nervous but excited. It will give me the opportunity to stay busy!

Help me think of things I could do to stay busy and not miss him.

Sarah's List

Make a Jean blanket
Baby Crafts
Read books

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Childrens Books at a great price

In trying to decided how to decorate your baby nursery we found a Dr. Seuss themed room. What better way to invite your baby into this world with a room full of books! I haven't officially decided the theme of my baby room, I like how I say mine. This room really will be for Mason. Anyways I still have to goal to read to my baby often very often. A family friend of our has a little boy named Gracen and this very active one year old will stop all he is going after for a new book! I hope my children will love books and reading just like him.

So being on USU campus today I found the big blue coupon book in it there was a coupon for a free book "no strings attached" at Jensen's Books in Logan. Also its only $7 dollars for an entire grocery bag of books. In our grocery bag we fit 43 books! We had to sit down and look threw many shelves but I thought the hour of searching was worth it!

I got this book because it reminded me of my grandma, she collected Mary Engelbert items.
Many of the books are new and many are used.Be prepared to look threw books!
It is located on Jenson Books 1977 Blacksmith Court Suite B

The book bag deal is on going if you want the free book "no strings attached" you can pick up coupon books in TSC on USU campus. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fabric Flowers

A few weeks ago I was home with my mom and she taught me how to make fabric flowers that everyone is wearing. It was so nice that she had all the supplies in her craft room plus more. We just kept on experimenting and making new ways of making new flowers. Everytime I go to the farmers market I see more people with more ideas. The best part is I go home and make them for FREE. A few weeks ago a friend of mine wanted to make some so my sweet mom sent us a shoe box full of supplies. We went nuts! I love these little flowers that you can make in 10 min or less and they are perfect little gifts.

Step 1: We will start with the bottom of the flower. Cut out two flannel circles cutting a slit in one off center. I couldn't find my hot glue gun tell today so I was sewing the two pieces together but you are more then welcome to just hot glue gun them together.

Step 2

Start cutting out circle. I like to do mine in layers, with diffrent color of fabric for some and all the same for others. Mix and match and experiment.

 Here are some of the flowers I've done I love to wear them on my purse on my shirt on a belt in my hair they go everywhere.

This is all the fabric that fit into that shoe box! Thanks mom! This box is making some many girls days!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

We have an obbsesion with Cereal

Not sure if this obsession was genetic or not. The first time Lucas saw my moms food storage he was amazed at the massive amounts of cereal but it is a great food storage. Everthing is already sealed so animals and water stay out, it is fortified with vitamins. I remember in a nutrition class for one of our assignments we had to track the food we ate for three days and then enter it into a program to show what nutrients we were getting and lacking. Those college students that mainly ate cereal met all of there vitamin intake if not exceeded daily.

The funny thing is were we are storing all of are cereal! Lee's marketplace had there giant size cereal bags on sale for $2 dollars!

Our normal cereal cabinet
In the baby stroller
Above the fridge

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Perfect Banana Bread

When I first made this receipe I don't know what I did or what happened or if I forgot the baking soda but it was horrible! I felt like an eight year old again that needed her husbands adult supervison in the kitchen. I remember posting my frusration on facebook and my aunt thought it was so cute that I was a newly wed trying to cook. Which did not make me feel any better. I'm 25 for goodness sakes my pioneer anscestors made bread when they were 5 why could I not make a simple loaf of banana bread.

My apron collection that has sat during 1st trimester that are finally being used again!

But success has come! I got this recipe from my sister who at one point and maybe still is forbidden to touch the bread pans in her house. Senor Guapo said that I am doing much better. I'm still smiling! Victory is finally mine in the banana making division.

It almost looks like a shake when you are done. But puree those bananas!

Makes ONE loaf (you should probably double or triple it, it goes FAST!)
1/2 cup of oil
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
4 bananas (pureed with a hand imerssion blender, you have to be CRAZY NUTS about how perfectly smooth and blended it must be.  No lumps, NOT ONE!)
Mix together
2 cups flour
1 T. Baking soda
1 pinch salt
Grease and flour pan. Bake 350 for 25-30 mins.

For muffins Bake for 17 min 16 if you like them a little gooey in the middle.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Forgiveness: My Burden Was Made Light

Forgiveness: My Burden Was Made Light

Losing family members is never easy, but threw the Savior our burdens become lighter. I know that he can and will take our yoke upon him if we ask and then let him. Giving up pain, grief and hurt is a tug of war you natural man wants to keep these reasons to be mad a the world. But we learn that when we let them go and give them to our Savior, life is better then before.

I am grateful for these LDS videos. I look forward to seeing them weekly and again my soul has been touched and my testimony strengthened.

Love Sarah