Friday, January 30, 2015

Wedding Day

Most days when I write my posts, I included some personal information or story in my post. It may be a peak into my life that you may not necessarily want, but it's the way I write, so I do it anyway and hope that most people like it. 

Today I thought I would share some photos from the recent wedding we had in our family. My baby boy, Nicholas, married his sweetheart in December and it was a really great day for us all. It was a cold, wet snowy day, but it was a great day anyway. They were married in the Idaho Falls, Idaho Temple and it was beautiful. 

They do something a little different when you're married in the temple, at least here they do. They took the majority of the photos before the actual wedding. So, this first photo is of my three kids before my son saw his bride. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

How to Clean Your Computer

Did you know that January is Clean Up Your Computer month? Until about three weeks about, I did not. I was contacted by about sharing their "Clean Computer Calendar" with you. It's a very simple spreadsheet that they have developed to help you organize and clean up your computer. First though, I want to give you some ideas of my own. 

Photo provided by and nokhoog_buchachon.

It seems like every other week we hear about someone getting hacked and losing their important information or photos. How do you prevent that from happening to you? I'm pretty sure we can't be 100% protected, since even government computers are hacked at times. However, I do know that we should change our passwords on a regular basis and back our data up in some way. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Reversible Valentine's Day/St. Patrick's Day Banner

Reversible Valentine's Day/St. Patrick's Day Banner

Hey there! Happy Wednesday to you! Have you been crafting a lot lately to keep yourself indoors, out of the cold? I know there are some people that like the cold. My personal opinion is that you may have been dropped on your head as a baby. You might be able to tell that I'm happy staying indoors in the winter. 

I can tell you that after Sunday, I am even more happy to stay indoors. You see, we had what is called freezing fog here on Saturday and Sunday. What is freezing fog you may wonder. I say that because before this weekend, I had no idea. Here is the definition: 
  1. Freezing fog occurs when the water droplets that the fog is composed of are "supercooled." Supercooled water droplets remain in the liquid state until they come into contact with a surface upon which they can freeze. As a result, any object the freezing fog comes into contact with will become coated with ice.
So, basically, my little town was blanketed with a layer of ice. Not awesome. I drove a little on Saturday and then told my husband I was done with driving until the freezing fog went away. Thankfully, he knows how to drive in icy conditions way better than I do. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Spoil Your Spouse All Year Long

This is an affiliate post and I am so excited to bring it to you! I'm all about spoiling your spouse. I have a very strong opinion on how you should treat your spouse and the fact that you should put your spouse second in your marriage, only after God. Yes, even before your kids. If your marriage is strong, then your family will have a much better chance of being strong. Your children will have a much better chance of being happy if they come from a happy home. (My opinion. I'm not a professional) However, professionals have said that kids mirror and look for what they see and wouldn't you much rather they have happy homes when they are grown?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Stuffed Avocado

Stuffed Avocados

How do you feel about avocados? It seems like either you love them or you hate them. I happen to really love them, but they are so expensive. I have no solution for them being expensive, but I came up with a really yummy recipe for them, so get ready for goodness. 

Something about avocados in Idaho that is kind of a bummer is that they are so small, about the size of a pear. When I was a kid I lived in Hawaii and we had an avocado tree in our yard. Those avocados were literally the size of a cantaloupe. No exaggeration at all. Chime in if you know what I'm talking about. The irony is that when they were free, I didn't like them and had no idea what to do with them. Now I want to always have them and they are kind of pricey.