Five things I did today:

1. Slept in and instead of studying for my Advertising final (which is on Monday night) I watched Revenge and then Pocahontas on my Apple TV in my Christmas slippers:

2. Went to lunch and snuck away to take a ridiculous selfie of myself making a ridiculous face whilst staring at my ridicously over-sized sockbun in the Little America lounge/restroom:

3.Went shopping with my niece Noelle at City Creek so she could pick out a new Birthday outfit. Of course we made a pit stop for some lippy at MAC:

4. Got stuck in a snowstorm with these babes:

5. Got off of work and bought one of these cookies at Dan’s in celebration of the first night of Hanukkah. L’chaim:




My little chickens performed in their annual Ballet Company’s Nutcracker tonight. They did so amazing. I am such a cry baby about these things…my favorite girls are getting so old, strong, and beautiful. Love being able to watch them shine!

I love you,

Clara wannabe


Justin Hackworth took some amazing photos of my family last summer. I love them so much and have them hanging all over my house.

The pictures, not my family.



Odyssey Dance Theatre: Thriller

Today after the girls and I woke up and had some chocolate pancakes, we decided to go and see if there was anyway to get tickets to see Odyssey Dance Theatre’s Thriller! We went last year and had a blast. Fortunately for us, they do buy one get one free tickets on the day of a show and so I added those to cart and we got ready to go to the matinee showing.

Reasons why I love THRILLER from Odyssey:
1. I love Michael Jackson.
2. I love watching dancer’s do the Thriller dance.
3. I love the dance with the Frankensteins, and the Irish dancers at the end.

Reasons why I hate THRILLER from Odyssey:
1.They hit a sweet spot with me that will probably make me decide to not go back in future years – they did some overly long clown skit and offensively gestured to the clown being crazy. I don’t know why, but it really turned me off, and ruined the end of the show for me. It wasn’t even funny, clever, or important – but it was added anyways…and it kind of broke my heart.

Other than that, the rest of the 2 hours and 45 minutes were quite good. Melinda came with us this year, and she enjoyed it and so did the girls.

What do you think?



2nd Annual Spooky Sleepover!

Tonight is the annual Halloween sleepover with my cute nieces Emily & Noelle. Last year we ordered pizza, decorated sugar cookies, and watched Casper! This year, feeling in the Halloween spirit and having time to peruse pinterest, I set up a spooky evening!

Our menu for dinner was:
Chicken fingers with fettucine Alfredo: (how gross do these look??)
I cut chicken tenders into finger like strips and then added sliced almonds that had been dyed red with food coloring.  (I put a few drops of red food coloring into the bottom of a plastic cup and then added the almonds and shook the color onto them.) I then added the “nails” to the uncooked chicken simply by sticking them into the chicken. If I were to do this again, I would maybe try adding the nails AFTER the chicken was done cooking, because as they cooked, some of the dye got onto other parts of the finger! You can also try different colors for the nails.

Bone breadsticks:

I found this idea on Pinterest – I used store bought breadstick dough and cut the ends in half and folded them up to look like bones. Pretty yummy!

Spooky Shirley Temples:
At Target I bought a $3 pack of plastic spiders and then added them to my ice-cube trays and froze the spiders into ice cubes! I did try a few different variations of freezing techniques because the first batch the spiders had all floated to the top and some of their legs ‘n stuff were sticking out of the ice. On the second batch, I put the spiders into the trays and then added half water and let them freeze, then I added the other half of the water and then froze again. The 2nd batch worked much better because the spiders were more in the middle of the ice-cube, but when it came down to it, it didn’t matter. All of them looked super creepy!Then we added these cubes to a Shirley Temple mixture of Sprite, grenadine, and maraschino cherries! YUM!

After dinner we headed over to the Gateway to see Frankenweenie!
It is SUCH a cute movie. I love it.

After the movie we headed back to my house and got ready to eat the dessert that Cari and the girls brought! They made me close my eyes as they got everything ready and then they presented me with this:

Not cool.

Since recovering from that delicious/frightening dessert we have painted Halloween nails, watched Teen Witch, and are now winding down watching The Babysitter’s Club. Very good night indeed! I love these little witches!

Happy Friday,