birthday cake fiasco

my birthday happened yesterday.
& sometimes i really wish that it occurred more than just once a year,
but it doesn't.
so when the day comes you can guarantee it is a well planned day, along with a well planned
birthday week!
a couple of weeks ago we went to Buffalo Wild Wings for the first time,
and i have been craving it ever since.
as part of my birthday week, i planned to go there the night before my
birthday, which we did!
& it was definitely satisfying.
 we got home from dinner and a couple of errands.
& i started making my birthday cake.
"mud pie"
my mom has made this cake for me ever since i can remember,
so of course it was needed... even if she wasn't here to make it.
while i was cake making, karson was wrapping presents.
we started a new tradition.
once the clock strikes midnight, you get to open "just one present!"
& i am pretty sure this tradition started because karson is the worst
secret keeper, and could not wait for me to see all of my new surprises.
which were all darling, by the way.
(he has the best taste).
oh, & isn't his wrapping job amazing?
(he used some of my elastic for a ribbon).
 i woke up to the nicest notes, and he got me some flowers.

 i had a birthday cake fiasco.
i taste tested my "mud pie" to make sure it was up to par,
which tends to happen to me quite often when i am trying to make something exactly like my mama.
it just never tastes as good.
i was distraught. and about to have the teeniest melt down.
so we hurried and whipped up a vanilla cake, with pink frosting.
& it was a "happy" birthday again, and wouldn't of happened without karson!
ps. 20 candles takes a VERY big breath to blow out.



i found a face cleansing gem on pinterest.
my face feels so smooth, and my complexion looks kind of awesome.
(i am not bragging, just being honest.)
please please please try this out!
1 T. ground up oats (i put a handful of oats in my blender.
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. water

this goop is very goopy, and looks a bit disgusting.
leave it on your face for 20 minutes 
and your face will feel and look fabulous!


bloomers on baby thread

the other day, i fixed up a pattern.
sewed these lovely bloomers.
& had a fashion shoot with this darling little one just yesterday!
more fabric options coming soon!
visit my etsy shop! www.etsy.com/shop/babythread


blue monkey shaved ice.

there is a snow cone truck in downtown.
& let me tell you, i was beyond thrilled when i found this out!
i have been craving one ever since we left utah,
and for some reason, tennessee doesn't have
snowcone stops on every corner!
the snowcone was good, but the color of the truck made it even better!
blue monkey shaved ice.
the other day was "national hot dog day"
& we made a good hot dog!
my sisters are always piling ingredients on theirs,
which i always thought was so very gross.
i was so wrong.
my sister made me a hot dog a couple weeks ago,
and ever since...
i am a fan. a big one.
plus, the homemade pretzel bun made it mouth watering!
alrighty now, please don't make fun.
i found these yoga poses, and supposedly if you do
each pose, everyday for 30 seconds,
your body will feel really awesome.
i attempted it, and only got to number 8.
my new goal is to do all of these poses by the end
of the summer!
--karson doesn't know this yet, but we are going to do this together.
i was going through pictures again...
and thought i would share more photos from the wedding!

 it was so windy on the wedding day.
you can see my hair beginning to get a little knotty.
but i love this picture, so much.
my bridals were done just a couple days before the wedding.
Nicole Christensen took them.
so much fun to work with her.
 this is one of my favorites.
the temple is beautiful and made this day so perfect.
      eeek i love this handsome so much. 
 decorations. & i will not lie, decorating did take a long time.
but we had so much help and were so grateful!
 this picture makes me feel happy.
 deciding on food was probably the hardest for me.
i would not call myself a bridezilla, but when talking about food for the reception...
it may have come out in me just a teensy bit.
i have the biggest sweet tooth, and ended up deciding on just donuts and milk.
which i believe, was a big hit!
 this picture just melts my heart.
these two best friends could not be smiling their real smile more!
aren't they the cutest?
 aw, looking at these pictures make me so giddy.
im so glad we made the decision to get married and spend the rest of eternity with each other!

happy 24 th the other day to all of you utah people!
oh how i miss all of the summer celebrations there.


a m e r i c a

our 4th of july was a wonderful one!
we started the morning right with some crepes.
and of course strawberries, blueberries, and whipping creme.
(to correspond with the 4th of july colors of course)
before karson left to work that morning,
he painted my toenails to get me fourth of july ready!
i love him. a lot.
my handsome hubby got off work earlier than usual,
so we were able to spend part of the day together.
(which made me beyond happy)
we quickly got ready, and enjoyed the rest of the day
with family.
& ate some really delicious food made by my sister.
(go check out madetoeat on etsy, and you will see what delicious is!)
in the meantime, i am sewing and selling on etsy!
its kind of an exciting feeling.
especially when you get a sale, and your cell phone
makes a "KA-CHING" sound.
- - - -
 anyway. sewing is keeping me very busy,
which is very appropriate with karson being gone all day.

(go check out babythread on etsy)

- i have moved to sleeping in the middle of the bed now, and one of these nights im convinced i might roll him off of the bed.
- he loves loves chips. i didn't realize you could go through a bag in less than a week.
- he is so supportive.
- we love chocolate chip cookies and ice cream before bed.
- we have almost been married two months!
- he is organized. i am not.

love him.
so much.

happy 5th!