Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Basket Case Dog...

I thought Tia was the basket case cat... But I guess Hurley has taken her place. :)

What is weird and silly about this, is Hurley is terrified of the laundry basket. How he got in there I don't know. It's probably cause he's part bunny too. :)

Here's the straight up dog!



Monday, August 29, 2011

Star Burst Mirror/Clock

I have these endless craft projects.. One of them was this. I have seen these all over blog land, and thought I would do my own. The reason I chose to not do a mirror is because we already have a huge one in our bedroom. Thought it was a waste to make another mirror.

It started with cutting out strips of cardboard from cereal boxes. Then I started gluing the cardboard pieces together and then glued them to the cd that we have no use of.

Oh glue gun, I love you! :)

Looks pretty cool right?




Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Rocking Chair

So last year I bought a ton of old stuff thinking that I would have time that summer to revamp them and make them look better. Well me having tons to do... haha I didn't get to all of them. I did however finally finish this awesome chair! I repainted it and made it so it can be used outside or inside. Sadly, I don't have anywhere to put it and am trying to sell it. I'm asking $50 for it. If you want it shoot me an email or if you have a better offer, that's even better! :)






Tip Junkie handmade projects

Home Stories A2Z

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another Year Older...

This year, Chase will be 26. Closer to 30 rather than 20. I can't believe we're getting so old! 5 months till I'm 26!

I've been trying to make different cakes for Chase. Chase really liked the one I made last year. I wanted to do something different... So I found a pretty awesome recipe and helpful tips on how to make your own ice cream cake. If you want to learn how to make one like Baskin Robbins here's the site. Ice cream cake is my favorite and I remember getting them for my blizzard birthday's when we lived in Maryland.



We went out to dinner with his family for his birthday dinner, and knowing me I forgot to take pictures. It was really yummy, Chase's favorite, Red Robin. Plus he got a free burger! :)

I knew that the cake I made would last us a long time and we wouldn't even be able to eat the whole thing by ourselves. So I invited the family over on Saturday afternoon for a ice cream cake/birthday celebration. It was fun. Everyone enjoyed the cake. Chase even asked me if I would make it again next year. :)


Happy Birthday to the love of my life! Hope this year is better than last!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Remixing my closet

I have been trying to remix my closet. Not buy clothes unless I need a specific thing. I learned about remixing from Kendi Everyday. She does 30 for 30 remixes every once in a while where you choose 30 items from your closet and you can only wear those 30 items for 30 days. Sounds pretty fun right?

Anyways I have been trying to put together different stuff so I can feel like I don't have anything in my closet to wear. So I came up with a few outfits (or the top half anyways - still not good with coming up with shoes to wear with stuff like this). I was going to wear earrings but my head was a little achy all day. Plus one of the massage therapists at my Chiropractors office told me once that wearing earrings can give you a headache.

Enough of me saying random stuff that I might regret. Here's my pictures.


I really love the colors.
So this is me trying out the outfit in my wonderful bedroom since I didn't have someone to take a picture for me.

Here's another outfit with the same cardigan


I have worn this a few times since putting this together. But now that the warmer weather is here in Utah, it's time to get rid of the cardigan, until fall.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Big Race

Saturday was the race I have been waiting for the whole summer. It had only been the previous week since I had started actually running 3.1 miles. I was a bit worried because I knew that the first part of the race was uphill. Well Saturday morning we get there around 6:40am and my mom tells me that they've changed the route. It starts up the hill a bit further but then went down through Lindon Park and followed the horse trail. It was pretty fun. Here's the route if you want to see it. My time was 35.50, which came out to be about 11.45 a mile. I was worried because when the people in charge said they were changing it and they said it would be down to that park and back I knew it would be downhill the first 1.5 miles and uphill the last 1.6 miles.


Us just a few feet from the starting line just waiting. It was quite cold outside before the race.

Nice and tired! and cold. Michael couldn't race because he had hurt his knee and him being so old (he will probably say something to me about this) he didn't want to hurt himself any more. :( I SO would've beat him anyways! :)

David running ahead. Got a good pace! He ran it in 26 or 28 minutes. I can't remember.

This is us all smiling for the camera.

Enjoying ourselves! Maybe ask us that after the race and see how we feel. :)

My friend Jen ran the race too. I told David he should probably keep up with her, and he did!

Even after tripping he still caught up to her. David took 5th in his age group. Maybe he'll want to beat all those other boys at another race. He's pretty fast.

Blurry for action right? :)


Got lots of cheers while running. Even when I was on the horse trail there was a family outside watching the runners and I turned and waved to them and they gave me encouragement and started ringing a cow bell. Funny!

Eyes closed, nice one Chase! :)

Gotta be breathing!and listening to my pumping music!

We started cheering for Carolin and she started running faster! YAY!

She was about 10 minutes behind me. That was the same time I had my first race.

The day before I had talked to Mom Palmer and knowing that Logan was running his 1/2 marathon I thought both Raydad and her would be going to support him. Well she said one of us will be at your race and the other will be at Logan's. That made me happy. Only wish my dad would have been there. He doesn't read this so I can say that I was mad he wasn't there to show his support. All you DeArmon's out there can push him around a little for not coming, just tell him I said so! :)

Carolin had a few problems while running. She had gotten into a car accident a few months ago and during the race (maybe from all the stress??) her chest started hurting really bad. Like the same way it felt after the accident. So she wasn't able to keep up with me. :( Next time I hope! There will be a next time right, Carolin?

After the race Chase told me that he had been worried that I wouldn't be able to make it. Like I would have fallen down or something. Well the only person who fell was David. I think he tripped.

I am running another 5k here because our stake is putting one together. 7:30 the gun will sound. We'll see if I can beat my time.

Monday, August 15, 2011

4 things you didn't know about me...

I saw this on my friend Paige's blog and decided to copy her. She even said I could.

4 current shows I watch:
1. Hoarders - I know what you're thinking.... eww gross... It really makes you want to get rid of your own stuff and see that you may have hoarding tendencies. Oh wait was that just me? :)
2. Numb3rs - starting from the first season
3. Ghost Whisperer - starting from second season, trying to get caught up
4. Bones - if we had fox I would watch it every week. dang antenna!

4 things I'm passionate about:
1. Sleep! If I don't get it then I'm a grump!
2. Spending time with my man! :)
3. Saving Money
4. My Dr Pepper fix.

4 phrases I use a lot:
1. Are you sure?
2. I love you
3.Are you okay?
4. Yeah

4 things I love to eat:
1. French Fries - cooked in the oven. Learned too many horrible things in my Pathophysiology class...
2. Pizza
3. Strawberries
4. Naked Breakfast Burritos! they're just naked cause they have no tortilla. Nothing gross I promise.

4 movies I could watch over and over and over:
1. Phantom of the Opera
2. Star Trek - the new one, love the music
3. How to Train your Dragon - love that movie!

4 books I love:
1. The Twilight series
2. The Harry Potter series
3. The Hunger Games series
4. The Book of Mormon - Just cause

4 bands I never get sick of:
1. Relient K
2. Paramore
3. Switchfoot
4. The Fray

4 places I'd love to visit:
1. Brazil
2. Italy
3. New Zealand
4. Hawaii

4 things I'm looking forward to:
1. 5k in August
2. Thanksgiving
3.Getting the TEAS test over and done with! and applying for the nursing program.
4. Possible getaway for an upcoming weekend. :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011


A while ago Chase went in for his yearly physical (yes, guys are supposed to get yearly's too). He had this "mole" on his back. It didn't stick out or anything, and kinda looked like a weird freckle. Well after talking about moles and skin cancer in my pathophysiology class, I was kinda worried about it and thought that he should get it checked out. Turns out wasn't anything bad, but it was close to being all of the ABCD's of moles. Asymmetrical, Borders, Color, and Diameter. Here's a picture of the scar. Sorry I totally didn't take any of the before or even after the stitches were taken out.


Pretty big right? It looks like a kiss. The doctor took a little more than an inch off, and did what is called a running stitch to get it sealed up. It looks a lot better now, but still pink.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Blanding 2011

Chase has been wanting to go back to Blanding Utah (of all places) to visit and have fun. I have not wanted to go because it was never fun. All anyone wanted to do was play card games. I could really do that at my own house, ya know? But, most of Chase's extended family lives there. Grandparents included.

We found out sometime last month or the month before that the Palmer side of the family was going to have a family reunion. Chase really wanted me to meet the Palmer side. He still needs to meet my mom's side of the family, but since the reunions happen to be in West Virginia every summer, it's sometimes hard to get to... You know $$$ can be an issue.

Chase asked his uncle Eric if we could stay with him. He was so excited to have someone stay with him in his big house! :)

Anyways the reunion happened to be at a pavilion all day, and the nearest bathrooms happened to be (what seemed like) a 1/2 mile away. seriously... AND the seating was hard and rough. They did serve us breakfast lunch and dinner. Which was good.

The night before we visited Grandma Kartchner and Raydad and Mom P were there as well as Chase's uncle Eric. Earlier in the day they had found these 3 kittens in the backyard under several pallets.


It seems the mom had either left them there or had possibly gotten eaten by a coyote. So sad. After getting home we found out that the 2 black ones had died. :( So sad. That's something you don't want to hear about. We at least tried to keep them alive by giving them food.


Mom P playing with other kittens that Grandma had just adopted. This one loved to cuddle.


Here's everyone at the pavilion just before dinner


When we arrived in the morning there was this big puddle under the swings. Like huge. Maybe it was more like a little lake. By the afternoon ALL the kids were playing in it. There was another reunion at the next pavilion to us and a lot of their kids were playing in it. It was pretty gross and muddy.

I just had to get a picture of the kids playing in it.

This is the park where we had the reunion.

After breakfast we went back to G-Ma K's house to go potty and to meet Eric so we could go jeeping to find some geocaches.


The first one was a bit of a hike from where we left the jeep! Sure glad we had a jeep and not our car. We have already high centered the car and also burned the clutch a little from geocaching. Too much on that car.

Apparently this is where the scouts go camping. They all hike in and then lower their stuff and camp in there. Pretty neat if you ask me.


The cache was hidden in these rocks somewhere. I didn't want to hike down and possibly hurt myself because I was only wearing capris and chacos.

This is me waiting for them to climb back up.


After we went to another one that was right off one of the roads.

The jeep

The loot

It was hidden in a rock by the tree

Pretty cool view

After we headed back to town (me and my bladder became better friends), and then headed out to Reservoirs. There are 2 small ones and then a huge one called Recapture Reservoir.

Us headed out there, on lovely dirt roads.

So blue, and inviting!

I SO wanted to swim.

Back of the head shot. He's got a nice head, right?

Me in the back. Loved the "AC" that was given to me! Good thing my hair was pulled back!

Us going up a HUGE hill. Love jeeping!

After we went up one and came back around I told Eric, now it'd be cool if you could go up backwards. Guess what he did?! Oh you're right, he totally went up in reverse! Totally fun! Probably not for Chase, but more for me! :)


Later when we got back I snapped a picture of G-Ma K and her yellow house with the kittens outside.

Then got a picture of Lily (I'm pretty sure that's her name) She seriously wanted to lick my face off. Good thing I didn't let her... She is known to pick up dead animals and chew them. Jordan (Chase's cousin) was really grossed out by it.

Once we were all back at the pavilion for dinner we sang to Grandpa Palmer because his birthday was on the 24th.

A Picture of his cake!

It was actually really really good. I held back from getting seconds!

Then I just had to snap a few of these 2! :)

They had a good talk. It was so good to see them! We haven't been able to see Grandma and Grandpa Palmer for a few years.

I'll just say that this trip to Blanding was SO much better than the other 2 trips we've had. Maybe, just maybe, I'll be coming back to Blanding another time. Only if we can do more stuff like that and get out and enjoy what Blanding has to offer!