Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Canning Experience

I went to my mom's house a while ago and we finished picking all the vegetables in her garden. Which meant a TON of green tomatoes! I found what looked to be a yummy salsa verde recipe off of pinterest. The recipe called for tomatillos but I used green tomatoes instead, and decided not to roast the green tomatoes, but it ended up turning a darker color because I cooked the salsa before I put them in the jars.

Husband came home and was tired, but sure was excited that I made salsa! :)

My pot would only allow me to do 3 at a time. See that lovely rim of white in the pot? Ya that's calcium and magnesium build up from our hard water.Gotta love it! :S

Once the canning process was done (and after calling my mom for help 3x) we removed the jars and let them cool off. They were pretty much already sealed when we took them out. Definitely a good thing!But the bad thing was they had that lovely build up all over the lids...

I highly recommend getting jars and getting proper canning tools. It helps a lot! And maybe a bigger pot than mine! :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Husband is Amazing

Yup, it's true. He was so bold to tell me that I should do a post just on how great he is.

He took time out of his busy schedule to help me switch up our blog design. It took a while, and after so many tutorials he just started playing around with it and then... WHAM! It was fixed. :)

So that's why he's such a great husband. Plus many many many more things.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Costume Contest

Hey everyone! I have entered the Iron Man costume into a Costume Contest!

I need everyone to take a minute to vote for my costume.

Voting is easy:

1. First, you just need to click on this link: Hand made Iron Man costume.
2. Click on 5 stars.
3. Leave a comment. 4. If you have a Facebook Account, click "Like".
5. If you have a Twitter Account, click "Twitter" to get the word out.

Thank you for all of your help! Halloween Costume Contest - Vote for Iron Man Costume!

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Tram at Snowbird

Happy 11-11-11 at 11:11am. :) :) :)

So I subscribe to a lot of blogs that help me save money. That is one thing I can do to help our family get more for less. Plus it's a great accomplishment for me each time I can only spend $1-2 on product worth $10-20. Well one of the blogs said that Snowbird (one of the ski/snowboard resorts) was offering a free tram ride with a food donation. They were only doing it on the weekends and for a few weekends in October and then ending the first weekend in November.

I had been wanting to go for the past month. We were planning on going the weekend of October 29, but we checked that morning we were planning on going and Snowbird said the tram was getting a new paving (not sure what that meant). So we weren't able to go, sad day for me. Well after our exciting weekend with the Holyoak's and Ogilvie's for Halloween. Chase and I decided to invite them to come and ride the tram with us. Heck it was free. :)

It was cold, lets be honest. Snowbird had a sign that said at 11,000 feet it is 11 degrees. Guess where we were riding to?

I kept trying to get his picture on the tram but he would either blink, or move.

Me being really really cold!

See what I mean? seriously every time.

Going up

I was trying to get pictures of our "crew"

Look at how freaking cold it was~! Seriously!

Once we got up to the top the tram driver said he would give us 20 minutes to walk around and take pictures, and also asked us kindly to not play around because it would take a long time to get help if someone got injured.

Us girls in the warming hut

Freezing our bums off! :)

The Guys just chilling! :)

Then a few of us

See, again with the eyes. He must have been too cold! :) but then again I look like I'm in pain. haha. I actually was in pain due to my toes being frozen. Seriously 11 degrees!

Super cold

If you look closely you can tell it says 10 degrees!

Then finally a picture of the tram on our way down.

After the tram we all went and got hot cocoa and then went to our house and had games night. Played Rock band, and then played the game "Things". Pee pee and poop were a hot discussion. :) :) :) :)

If you haven't played it I HIGHLY recommend getting it! Seriously you will have a laugh attack. My face still hurts from laughing so much. :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Cone of Shame

Too many laughs and giggles are coming from me at this moment. Not that he happened to forget his badge today, but the picture on the badge. :)


Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The Election

This November, 3 city council seats were up for election as well as a bond to fund more schools in Alpine School District. Yup you guessed it! I totally voted! It seriously is so important for us younger folk to get out and vote. It is usually all those older people that go and vote. Nope not me. Ever since I was able to register to vote I have voted (except 1 election). I have realized how important it is to state how I feel. Voting for the right people in office (whether it is a democrat or republican- though some will argue with me on this) is what our country needs. Too bad nobody listened to me for the presidential election ;).

Here's proof today that I voted (yeah I guess the hubs did too, but he didn't want a sticker). So here's to me!

Hope you all voted! If you didn't make sure to get out and register for next year. Ya know it's gonna be a big one! :)



Monday, November 07, 2011

The BYU Doggie

Remember how I went to Swiss Day's (back in September) and found Hurley something pretty sweet but I needed to save it for it's own post? Well this is why...



We got it from woofware.com. They were so nice when I bought it at their little shop.

P.S. Does anyone know how to get rid of animals green eyes in photoshop? I have tried several tutorials and it looks super funny every time I finish. Please let me know if you do! :)

Friday, November 04, 2011

The Iron Man and Pepper Potts Photo Shoot

Yup.... That's who I got to be... Pepper Potts. 'cept I didn't have any red hair. But I tried to be as much like her as I could be. Our good friend Steph (Alexa) was kind enough to do a photo shoot of my "man" and me. Plus some other couples too, but I'd like to think that it was all for us. :)

The 4 questions people have been asking about his costume are:
1. Can you see out of it? Yes, he can see out of it, there are little slits.
2. What is it made of? High Density Foam (EVC Foam, PVC Foam, are some other names)
3. How long did it take? He says 6 months with the foam. I say since last November starting with paper, since he's pretty much been absent since then. ;P
4. Did you make it yourself? Yes he did. He is VERY proud of what he did and is going to be doing War Machine (Iron Man's buddy) next year. He won't start that till January... Hopefully it won't take him as long.

I'll add more photos when I get them, so please check back!

Oh and don't forget to vote for Chase's costume for a costume contest he entered: Hand made Iron Man costume




With the lights. Yes they all lit up, except the inside of the hands.

Chase giving me a weird look

...and then we got to hang out with the Minions. :) Silly minions! :)


You better comment on this one Mom Palmer! :) :) Since you're the one who wanted me to post this... :) :)