Sunday, January 30, 2011

Taxes and TV's

There's something I really love about this time of year. TAX RETURNS! And this year, with the return of this event, we have welcomed a new addition into our home:
Say hello to our new 55" Samsung. He's lovely, right?

Here's a picture of me next to it (complete with my lovely bed head...I have yet to touch a brush this morning) to reference how large it actually is.
And here's a picture of ESPN. Ahhhh.... it's simply wonderful!

We had a little mishap with the TV... we bought it got home, got the stand for it, and then DJ took the cover off the screen only to find a huge chunk broken out of it... NICE!!! So we returned it, and naturally that was the last one in the store, so we had to go up to American Fork to buy a new one. But all's well that ends well, and this definitely ended well for us! We also got a screamin deal on our TV stand. We went to the RC Willey Outlet to buy one, and we found one that we liked. It wasn't our favorite one ever, but when you buy that big of a TV, you don't have as many options. While we had a sales rep looking that one up for us, we went into the back room, which is the ""Clearance Center." We found the beauty in the pictures above. Regular priced it was $550, and it was clearanced for $330. That was less than the other one we were going to get, so we were sold. DJ went out to get a rep for us, and that's when he saw the guy who sold us our mattress and box springs a few weeks ago. He grabbed him, and the guy (Nicholas Sheffer... if you ever go to that store, ask to work with him), was SO nice, he gave us an ADDITIONAL 30% off our table. So we ended up getting it for just over $200. I couldn't be happier with it! The picture on this TV is ridiculously clear. Really. There is no blurring when things are in motion, you actually see that motion. I don't really know how to describe it, but it's really really cool. Add in the surround sound we got for Christmas, and we're fixin for a great show! So, come on over... Movie night at my place!!!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A new project... with LOTS of pictures

So, This little beauty has been sitting in the garage since the summer waiting for me to dress it up:

I forgot to take a picture before I started priming it. I found it at DI for $25 and new it needed to be in my home! After some much needed love, I ended up with this:

So cute, right? It looks so home-y to me! Do you love the color? I got a gallon of it from Home Depot for $5... gotta love those mis-tints :)
Here's a close-up of the decorations. You can't really see... but the frame has the letter "S" in it. (I'm loving monograms right now). Also, I really love my owl. Everyone in my family (with the exception of DJ... LOVE him!!!) has questioned my decision in buying him. But I think he's too cute! It's like he was made to be on that table. Oh, and lest you believe this is simply a little knick-knack table for my entry way, check this out:

Ta Daaa!!!! It's a SEWING table! I love how it opens up and gives so much room to work on projects! Oh, and I adore these cute little drawers:
I covered them with fabrics... just too fun! I can't wait to put this baby to use!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Lime Ricki

So... I just bought a new swimsuit. I am SOOOOOO excited! Have you ever been to Lime Ricki? CUTEST swimsuits EVER! AND they're all modest. Check out the one I just ordered:

I refuse to believe it's not the cutest suit you've ever seen! I've looked at it before and loved it, but I wasn't willing to spend $40 on a top. Today when I checked it was on sale for $18! PLUS I found a promo code for another 10% off, so with tax and shipping, I only paid $23. I can't wait for it to get here! And I REALLY can't wait to rock it on the beach in California this summer! (I lost 2 pounds last week.... I'm going to look so good by June!)

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Well, it's that time of year again! I still need to post pictures from my fantastic holidays, but for now... time to post about my "resolutions." I don't really like the word "resolution." It makes me think of things that will never actually happen. But I really AM going to do the things I want to this year. Here's a list of what's on tap for 2011:

1- LOSE WEIGHT--- I know, I know, it's probably #1 on every girl's "New Year's Resolution" list. But seriously, I'm going to do it. I've entered a "Biggest Loser" competition with the Savage Family women, and I fully intend to win it. Each of us is paying $10 to enter, and the person with the highest percentage of weight lost by May 31st wins all the money. I want that money. And I'm going to work my butt off (literally) to win it :)

2- VISIT AT LEAST 12 DIFFERENT TEMPLES--- DJ and I realize that this year is most likely our last full year in Utah, and after that we won't have such easy access to so many temples, so we should take advantage of it while we can! We started our goal off by visiting the Provo Temple on Friday night.
I really do love this temple! We have been able to visit it so often while living here in Provo, and I just love it! We're headed to Saint George next weekend and we'll go to the temple there. We're planning on visiting the following temples this year: Provo, Saint George, Manti, Mount Timponogas, Jordan River, Oquirrh Mountain, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Idaho Falls, Boise, Billings, and Logan. We might do more than that, and maybe different ones in Utah, but I'll keep you updated throughout the year on how this goes.

3- BE HAPPY--- I'm not going to lie, 2010 had it's moments, and there were a few months where I'm sure my husband wondered what on earth he was doing married to me. I've always known that happiness really is a choice and that even if I can't change my circumstances, I can change my attitude, and that will make all the difference. Sometimes I lose sight of that truth, and I'm going to do my best this year NOT to lose sight of it, but to be the happiest woman on earth!!!

4- BUY A BIG TV--- Okay this is not a resolution at all. BUT... I really am going to buy one. I know it's not a necessity AT ALL, but DJ and I figure we might as well do some fun things with our money before we start having kids and won't be able to do those kinds of things as much. (Don't worry, mom, we're saving money, not just spending it all ;]) We're probably going to get a 55" sometime next month. Last night we went to Best Buy to look at TV's and I *kind of* fell in love with a 65" TV. I know, I know... that's ridiculous and I really don't need it. But MAN it looked good! My husband is more reasonable than me on this point (weird, right? How many husbands suggest getting a smaller TV than their wives?) so we'll probably end up with a 55".

And there you have it! My 2011 resolutions! I'm excited to see what this year brings, and I look forward to sharing it with you!

I could really use this....

It's a giveaway from a blog of my sister's husband's cousin's wife! Ha! I hope I win!!!