Thursday, October 20, 2011


Its been a while, but I couldn't help but play because of the fall theme... Join the fun over at Laurens blog the little things we do.

1.   Nothing says fall like     crispness. Felling that perfect crisp day or biting into a crisp apple, thats fall to me.

2.   My favorite autumnal tradition is   Carving pumpkins, and pumpkin patches. I haven't been to one since I moved here, but I really want to go this year.
3.  My favorite fall treat is  Cider. yummy

4. Fall makes me think of   Oregon     because   fall just isn't the same here in AZ. I need some colorful leaves and rain to make that "fall air smell."

5.  Autumn free form word association, go!   red, orange, tasty, brisk, wonderful!

6.  My go-to outfit in the fall is    Well, its still pretty warm here, but soon dresses with leggins, scarfs, and boots and my pea coat.

7.  My favorite fall holiday is (Halloween or Thanksgiving)   Hmmm... Well, I love both because each has a different part for me. Halloween is a friend holiday, plus you get to dress up. Then Thanksgiving is a family holiday, plus you get to eat tons of great food for like a week.  Both good in my mind.

Geek Out

Last week,  Kolby and I went on one of the best dates that I think I have ever had. We went to the Lord of the Rings in Concert! If you didn't know, Kolby and I love the movies, and the books. For his 22nd birthday, we spent it eating fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, in our PJ's, watching the movies. Also, I had got him the books one year as a gift too.  So naturally, when we heard this was coming, we wanted to go. I told him about it and he just gave me his card so I could buy them right away. We ended up getting AMAZING seats. Row 3 off to the right a bit from the middle. I'm glad we were not in the very middle cause the conductor would have been blocking us a bit.

So if you are wondering how the show works, (we had no idea until after we got there) it works like this. They play the whole movie with subtitles, but instead of the movie having music playing like it would at the theater, it has a live orchestra and choir to play/sing that part. The actors voices are still there, just the soundtrack is live. Here is a short video to help explain. This video also shows a bit of the amazing soloist Kaitlyn Lusk.

Kolby played the violin growing up, and I sang my whole life, so this was so much fun for us to bond over. We ate dinner and had coffee before the show, then we grabbed a drink after.  I'll tell you what, we can't wait for it to come with the second movie next year.  If you get a chance, go. It wont disappoint.

When we were walking down to our seats

From our seats

Life size Uruk-hai from the film. Much bigger than it looks.

Monday, October 3, 2011


 I'm a list person. I like making shopping list, to-do list, and basically any list that makes my life more organized. I'll admit, I'm not as organized as I'd like to be but I have been trying to get my act together. I saw this 21 day organization list on Pinterest and thought that it was a simple way to get your house de-cluttered without ruining a whole day by cleaning. I don't really look at it like a challenge (like her blog says), more of a helpful tool to help remind me that just because its a drawer and I can close it, doesn't mean it should be unsightly. So I'm going to give it a try. Here is the list and just in time to get my house ready for the holidays.





  • Join the Challenge (at any time)
  • Day 1 - Junk Drawer
  • Day 2 - Computer Desk
  • Day 3 - Tupperware Cabinet
  • Day 4 - Linen Closet ( We don't have so I'm changing to entertainment center)
  • Day 5 - Under kitchen sink
  • Day 6 - Dresser Drawers
  • Day 7 - The Pantry
  • Day 8 - Coat Closet
  • Day 9 - Toy organization ( I'm changing to Books)
  • Day 10 - Laundry Room
  • Day 11 - The Freezer
  • Day 12 - Spice Cabinet
  • Day 13 - Medicine Cabinet (We don't have this either so I'm doing bathroom drawers.)
  • Day 14 - Under bathroom sink
  • Day 15 - Medicine/Vitamin Storage
  • Day 16 - The Fridge
  • Day 17 - The Mail
  • Day 18 - Keepsakes
  • Day 19 - Master Closet
  • Day 20 - Photos
  • Day 21 - You pick!

Happy organizing.