Thursday, May 30, 2013

Latest UP-to-the-DATE

Ella & Emma
Ally & Nicole

Ash & Me
I am currently lying on the bottom bunk at my cousin Laura's house in St. Louis. Yes. I am in St. Louis! But no, we have not moved yet. My family and I are just trying to find a place to live!! Sheesh. It's quite aggravating. From the business standpoint, this is definitely a seller's market right now. Definitely not a buyer's market. So to say the is basically impossible to find a place to live. Real fun.

BUT I am trying to enjoy myself at least a little while I am here visiting. Today my mom, Sarah, my cousin Laura, and I went shopping at the mall. Of course I had to buy something. It's not a shopping trip unless you buy something. I think the highlight was us buying matching pants from H&M. They are black Aladdin-like pants. They are sick. Probably the comfiest things I've ever put on. Pretty remarkable. I was hoping to spend some time poolside while I'm here and not having to work, but it's been cloudy and probably not. Oh well.

Tomorrow night I'm pretty stoked because I'm going to this sweet ice cream place called Fritz's with my family. So dang excited. It has become a tradition between our two families to always go there when we are in town. Now that we are going to live here though...I wonder if we will go often???

Other than these few days in MO my life is not all that exciting. I work a lot at good ole Orange Leaf with the lovely frozen yogurt. Not much excitement there. I do get to be with my adorable nieces and nephew a lot, so that's fun (my four nieces in Kansas are in the pictures). And my beautiful sister Ashley (who is pregnant with her own little girl) just visited and her husband Pierre came later. That was wwaaayyy fun to be with them.

Until next time..


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Confessions of an almost 20-year-old

Since there's not a ton going on in my life, I don't have a ton to update on. However, I thought I would start up my confessions yet again. Today my confession is on movies. I love corny movies. Cheesy movies. Whatever you wanna call them. I love them.

My little sister and I love watching them together. We tend to find random movies on Netflix, and we start watching it. Then we realize it's kinda lame and horrible acting...but we can't stop watching. We are mesmerized. Don't ask me why...I have no idea why.

Disney channel movies fit this description quite perfectly. I know, I know...I'm embarrassing. I don't blame you if you wanna stop being my's understandable. But anyways! Sarah and my's latest addition to our corny movie list? It's called Radio Rebel.'s a Disney movie. Check it out if you want something to do. It's a classic. Corny movie lovers unite!

Aside from that, I got a job! It's only temporary of course since my family is moving next month. My good friend CHRISTINA WILEY is the manager at two Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurts in my she so kindly gave me my job back that I had about two years ago. So now I'm back to making yogurts and cash register-ing. I also get free yogurt every time I that's a plus. Yum.

Anyways...if you have any ideas of what I should write about, feel free to comment!


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Just My Thoughts

As I said before, moving from Provo and coming back home was a hard thing for me to do. My friends literally became my family. When you are at home you live with your family. At college, your friends are your family. These last few days have been really hard for me. They have helped me realize how great of a "family" I had out in Provo. It's crazy how much you can miss people. Even doing every day, petty things makes me sad. Like eating guacamole and chips, playing card games, or even listening to the Bruno Mars song "When I Was Your Man" just kills me. I literally whine out loud to my mom and sister about how much I miss my friends (in which I am sure they are very annoyed). I don't even need to name names. You guys know who you are.

All I gotta say is, the people I got to know this past year have no idea the impact they made on my life. Some of them I knew the whole year and now are literally the closest people I have besides my legitimate family. Others of which I just recently became close to. Either way, I miss you guys.

On a happier note...I saw Iron Man 3 today! Freaking awesome. It is definitely a must see. You will be on the edge of your seat the whole time...and laughing of course. Gotta love Tony Stark. AND I got my old job at Orange Leaf (a frozen yogurt place) back. So in a few days I will be back to the old job and eating as much frozen yogurt as I wish :)

Well, that's all for today. Hopefully I have more exciting things to tell you next time!


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

As I promised, I am posting a new find! This is a recipe that I found on Pinterest that sounded delicious! And guess what? They were!!! Please make them because you will just love them I am sure. That is assuming you like pumpkin just as I do.
The original website is this: to give credit!

HOWEVER, I had to add chocolate in some here is MY version of the muffins :)
Don't they look delicious?!?!?...Well, they were!


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  •  1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cooked or canned pumpkin puree
  • chocolate chips--as much as desired :)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients. In another bowl whisk
together eggs, milk, oil, sugar and pumpkin puree. Add this to the dry ingredients, stir until well blended. Do not over mix. Stir in your desired amount of chocolate chips. Divide the batter among the muffin tin(s), bake about 15 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean. Let them cool and enjoy them!!!! They go great with a glass of milk.