Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Happiness

Just want everyone to know that I kind of, sort have, may have won best costume at my Halloween work party today!

Boo-yah! Scored Husband and I a sweet gift certificate to Guru's by once again using my crafty cathy skills. Want to see the winning costume????

Check it out...

I was my Zinch profile. Pretty sweet huh!? Thanks Rachel for the awesome idea!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Crafty Cathy

Yesterday I had the opportunity to be a Crafty Cathy [my mom likes to say things like this so I am just following suit] at my fun RS activity.

I crafted, talked, ate a yummy pumpkin muffin, talked, crafted and talked. It was FABULOUS! I am so proud of my cute Halloween decorations!

Check 'em out!

I made a cute Trick or Treat sign and some sweet tin can jack-o-lanterns!

Here is a close up. I tried to get the glowy effect. The pic doesn't do it justice. It looks so cool and I had so much fun turning out all our lights and seeing their fun faces!

Here is a close up of the sign. I love the cute/spooky background. This was super easy mostly because everything was provided for us! Now I am hoping for a Christmas decorating making activity!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Training Wheels

I stopped to chat with our IT guy at work today (one of my favorite co-workers) and we had a quick little conversation that made me laugh/feel good.

Here is how our conversation went...

Me: Hey IT guy!

IT guy: Hey Marisa!

Me: I haven't seen you in awhile.

IT guy: Yeah, I guess that could be a good thing.

Me: I know! I don't have to come and pester you everyday with a billion questions anymore.

It guy: You don't need the training wheels anymore do you?

Me: Nope! I'm riding on two wheels!

The End

Monday, October 19, 2009

Weekend Recap

Overall I had a good weekend. As usual it went too fast but it is always good to get back into my routine. Here is a recap of the festivities!


- Picked up package from UPS
- Took myself shopping to Target. Got this killer cute jacket!
- Ate popcorn & chocolate and watched Saved by the Bell in bed with my sweet hubby!


- Cleaning/Laundry (I was lucky to get washers this weekend)
- Temple
- Payless Shoe stop. Cute shoes, jewelry and purse all for cheap!
- Quick Wal-mart trip
- Finished my living room wall project (see pic below)
- Dinner at Gloria's Little Italy with Husband
- Last minute work needed done by Monday


- Church (ward conference. I was the chosen benediction giver)
- Training (starting a new program I am SO excited about. Pursuit of Excellence)
- Nap
- Dinner (never making country fried steaks EVER again, did make some yummy mashed potatoes though)
- Games at ward members house. Husband and I are pretty good at Cranium (at least the creative ones)
- Pillow talk

One of those days...

This weekend I went to pick up my package at the UPS store.
[I purchased a 2 person 72 hr kit! I feel so much better now that I know Husband and I can prolong our lives 72 more hours in case the world comes to an end. For real though I do feel better now that we are prepared for an emergency.]

I went in told the lady my name and she brings out my fairly large package. She checks my licence, fills out some info on her HUGE calculator looking device and then has me sign. I signed and something triggered in my brain saying "all done" so I turned around and started to walk out. The lady called after me and reminded me that I might want to take my package, you know the WHOLE reason I was even in the UPS store.

I was a little embarrassed, blamed it on being "one of those days" and confirmed that I would go home and go to bed, since my brain had obviously already done so.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I woke up to 10 of these precious little notes all around the apartment from my sweet husband. I love him so and appreciate his thoughtfulness SO much!

Note: Just want you to note that the post-it says that I cook AMAZING dinners. (According to my husband)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Little gift from Zinch...

I got handed one of these at work today. Can someone say "happy day?" What shall I ever do with it?? Any good suggestions?

Weekend Recap

It has been all too long since I last posted and to be honest blogging just hasn't been front of mind. Gilmore Girls has taken its hold on me.

I am determined to do more blogging though. So here goes a quick recap of the weekend...

  • chilled
  • watched a movie with friends ("New in Town", I now have overwhelming urges to talk like I am from Minnesota)
  • went to bed late because we could (No LSAT practice test Sat. morning!!!)


  • watched lil sisters soccer game (made me want to play again)
  • chatted with mom
  • laundry/cleaning
  • grocery shopping (Worst Walmart trip of my life. I have vowed to never go to the Orem Walmart EVER again)
  • curtain hanging (Husband did this for me. They look good!)
  • filling out law school applications


  • early church
  • napping
  • reading
  • cooked first roast ever
  • tried this new cookie recipe
  • had enjoyable conversation with the love of my life

It was a great weekend and I am looking forward to another one!