Sunday, October 25, 2009
Nothing like going to the temple helps you re-focus your life on important things.
One thing I've learned about being married: Temple dates are the best dates.
Dislcaimer: Enjoy the picture of the Provo Temple because in two weeks it will be covered with snow for the next 6 months.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Happy Harvest! I love fall! Not only is it the most beautiful season of the year, but it smells nice too! I love love love the smell of crisp fall air mixed with pumpkin bread in the oven! Nothing better. In the spirit of fall and the fact that we just got cable (hello HGTV and food network!) I've been inspired to do some DYI home projects. Lynne and Melanie Greene gave me a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook that included a year subscription to the magazine and I LOVE IT. I'm always looking forward to getting the mail every month so I can see what is in store! Anyway, on the cover of October's mag, there was a really cute idea that I wanted to try. As you can see I made candle holders out of squash and gourds. Then I bought some cheap candles and tied bows around them. They are currently display on our ledge outside to welcome the harvest to everyone who walks by. (We live on the 3rd floor, so not many people walk by, but that's okay.)
I think it turned out pretty cute and it was really inexpensive.
Total cost for entire project: $10.
I keep telling myself that not only do these self-indulging projects improve our "Home and Gardens," aka "Tiny apartment and doormat," but they also help my husband. How is this possible, you may ask? I'm not really sure, but I'm hoping that someday I can come up with an answer so I'm not forced to forgo my silly antics. Maybe I'll start a magazine funneled after Better Homes and Gardens and I'll just tack on Husbands as an after-the-fact so that people feel better about their projects. Nick just never gets excited about my projects like I do! BUT, maybe if the magazine acknowledged the husband's role in "the projects," then they would feel that they were worthwhile? I hope so.
Speaking of husbands. Mine is the greatest. I think he deserves a shout out here. There is simply not a harder working guy out there.
Here's what we do when my hubby isn't working:
Salt Lake Temple Sesh.