Friday, September 23, 2011

The Little Garden That Could

Just more validation to my philosophy; "Everything grows with love and sunshine!"

What started out as a bunch of weeds growing between the cracks of cinderblock tiles, gradually transformed from this:

to this:

and finally became this:

 My honeysuckle grows more everyday, as does the english ivy. I was super surprised when I went out the other day to pull weeds and found out that a couple of the mystery plants that just appeared one day (I didn't have the heart to tear them out because they had such cute little white flowers on them) ended up being jalapeno plants!

I am so proud of my little garden! I can't wait until next year, when I get to see which of these lovelies will be rejoining us.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More love to Pinterest!!

For those who dont' know how much I love Pinterest...well....I do. That is all. It's Aaahhhhmazing. It's a way to record cool things you find while browsing the internet. If you're browsing recipes you want to try or Christmas presents to buy you "pin" them to your board so that later you can go back and browse through all of your things. It's kind of like saving things to your "Favorites" in that it saves the original source of the item, so going back to the exact page on an exact website is a breeze! Plus, everything you pin is categorized amongst your boards. For example, I have a board full of pinned recipes I want to try. I have a board of things I want to buy/make with my nephews. I have a board for my imaginary-future-wedding. All great things to come back to when I need to reference a specific item!

Also, other people can see the things that you "pin" so it's a great way to share ideas, recipes, cool blogs, etc.  You can choose to follow certain pinterest members or just specific boards that they have. (If you are only interested in, say, the cool DIY crafts board they have, or a board full of crock pot recipes) 

Here are a couple of things that I found, tried, and loved thanks to Pinterest:

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If you are currently on Pinterest, follow me so that we can connect and share ideas, recipes, thoughts, etc. If you are not currently on Pinterest let me know and I will send you an invite.

Happy Pinning!

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Job Hunt Ends HERE!

Alright my friends...I know that there are many of you out there that are currently looking for jobs. With Christmas right around the corner and lots of friends that have kids and mortgages to worry about, I want to spread the word about all the jobs that I am currently aware of in hopes that they can help relieve a little bit of stress.

If you know of any other jobs please - PLEASE post them in the comment box so that we can keep the information flowing. You just may be the answer to someone's prayer today! :)

Wood Flooring Installation Specialist: $9/hour to start. Contact Trent @: 801-718-8368

Seasonal Snow Plow Driver (Must have CDL) On-call. $12.24/hour. Email:

PT Sales Lead at Lane Bryant at the Gateway: email

FT Sales Lead at Lane Bryant at the Gateway: email

Utility Locator:

Liquor Store Assistant Manager:

Liquor Store Sales Clerk:

Interpreter for the Hearing Impared:

Planning and Budget Analysist:

Program Manager:

Human Resources:

IT Specialist:


Another IT position:

FT Customer Service:

PT Customer Service:

Administrative Assistant:

Administrative Assitant:*033750FC71828808

Outside Sales position:

Licensed Practical Nurse:

Care Giver:

Food Service Supervisor:

Merchandiser (Coca-Cola):

Good luck to everyone looking. If the jobs above don't pan out, make sure to check this link:
This links up to every job that is currently available in Utah.

I hope this helps to lighten your day!!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Corn on the Cob worth Craving

Cori is the first one that showed me this corn recipe. We made it for our 4th of July BBQ and the boys were literally eating it as I was replenishing the tray. (I guess that means it's a thumbs up from them)

The recipe calls to be soaked, prepared inside the husks, re-wrapped and then grilled. We, unfortunately, do not have a grill big enough to sustain 24 ears of corn + all the grilled veggies and meat that we had so we just boil our corn in a big stock pot and prepare it the same way.

You want to start by spreading mayonnaise on the corn. I know, it sounds gross, but just trust me. We use the kind that is made with olive oil so it's probably a lot better for you than butter anyway.

You sprinkle chili powder then salt & pepper over your mayo'd corn then top it off with some finely shredded parmesean cheese.

Once  you've tried this corn, I can almost guarantee that you will never go back to the old butter 'n' salt method.



Yummy Popcorn Balls

This post will be quick - I just wanted to share these delicious and super easy popcorn balls with you!

All of my favorite things rolled into a delicious ball. Yes, please!

What you'll need:

1 bag popped popcorn
1 bag marshmallows
2 T butter or margarine
2 cubes white melting chocolate
2 bags of M&M's
3 cups mini pretzels, broken up
6 oreos, crushed up

It's important that after you pop the popcorn (and not burn it like I did the first two times) you HAVE to take out all the kernels so that you don't break any teeth :)

After you do that, you need to prepare your goo similar to the goo on rice krispy treats. (1 bag marshmallows + 2 T butter. I added two squares of white melting chocolate in with this batch and I think it made it that much more delicious!)

After that, you just stir in all of your broken up goodies, roll them into balls, and lay on wax paper or aluminum foil. The combination of salty and sweet, crunchy and gooey, chocolate and cookie is pure heaven! If you really want to get fancy, you can also melt and drizzle chocolate over the top of them.

I recommend trying it with other combinations of mix-ins. Gummy bears, marshmallows, maybe a cut-up candy bar or two. Let me know if you try it out and how you like it.

Enjoy! :)