My Beautiful, Crazy Life

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

An Oregon Adventure..

We're already out exploring and we haven't even lived in Washington a month yet, but what fun is sitting at home when you have so much to discover? None at all, so we took off on a little day trip this past weekend to none other than the beautiful state of Oregon. Guys, it is absolutely beautiful and the cascade mountains has completely won over my heart. There is just something so peaceful about walking in the woods. Eric and I both share a love for the outdoors and can definitely agree that we love the mountains more than we ever loved being on the beach. *Gasp* There I said it, but what can I say I guess we are much more of an adventurous couple then we ever were beach bums.

If you are ever in Oregon I highly recommend checking out:

We had such an awesome getaway and can't wait until our next road trip :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

No Tricks All Treats [Recipe]

I created these cute little treats last year, but they are just so cute I wanted to share it again in case you didn't get a chance to see them last Halloween. These cute pumpkins would make the best treat for your upcoming Halloween parties or could even act as a great children's activity for those of you who might not be heading out on Halloween night. I seriously had a blast creating these and even had a great arm workout in the process. Enjoy and Happy Halloween!

[makes nine medium sized pumpkins]

1/2 tsp vanilla extract
red & yellow food coloring or orange gel coloring
3 tbsp. butter 
5 1/2 c. mini marshmallows
6 c. crispy rice cereal
Mini tootsie rolls
mini M&M's and candy corn

For this recipe you do as you would making regular rice crispy treats by simply melting your butter in a medium sized pan and then adding the vanilla extract as well as the mini marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are completely melted and then add the red and yellow food coloring until you get the orange shade you desire. Next you'll combine the crispy rice cereal in your pot and stir until the cereal is evenly coated with your marshmallow mixture. Last but not least, spray your hands with baking spray and roll them into pumpkiny shapes where you'll then decorate them to look like a pumpkin.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


picture from my first bridal shower- coming to the blog soon.

These blogging breaks are becoming more frequent, but don't worry I haven't forgotten about this little ole blog of mine. I just have been seriously contemplating the direction of this blog and found that taking a step back was an easy solution while deciding my blogs future. I still haven't quite figured it out, but what I do know is that a rebrand is definitely on the agenda as well as perhaps a blogger to self-hosted wordpress switch? I think yes, but until then here is a taking stock post for your enjoyment on this beautiful Thursday morning.

Making: myself crazy searching for a job.
Cooking: i have cooked a lot of great meals this week, so tonight we're having leftovers.
Drinking: a chai latte.
Reading: currently, nothing.
Wanting: to find a job so that I can start working again. 
Looking: forward to our weekend trip to Oregon to do a little sight-seeing.
Playing: the television in the background.
Wasting: not wasting much of anything right now except maybe energy on typing this blog post.
Sewing: nothing, but i'm thinking a sewing project is definitely in order.
Wishing: that we were just a short drive away from our families.
Enjoying: the newlywed life in our new state.
Waiting: to start our little family until we're better settled and ready to give up the newlywed life.
Liking: living on our own in our cutesy little apartment.
Wondering: when we'll get our first snow.. not looking forward to it either.
Loving: the sound of the pouring rain outside my living room window.
Hoping: that eric and i will make a few friends next weekend at eric's co workers halloween party.
Marveling: at how fast we have transitioned into our new life in the PNW.
Needing: a new camera, but knowing it will have to wait. :(
Smelling: my lavender scented wall plug in.
Wearing: still in my pajamas, but that's one of the pro's to not having a job.
Following: the directions of lots of recipes lately and loving it.
Noticing: that I haven't done any posts about our wedding day yet.
Knowing: that we're doing a little adventuring this weekend has me doing cartwheels. yay!
Thinking: it's a wonderful day to snuggle up on the couch all day.
Feeling: happy, it's a new day :)
Bookmarking: the best apps for excellent instagram photos.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hello Washington

feel free to follow along with us on our new adventure via instagram.

We had a rocky start with our moving adventure due to some flight delays causing us to miss our original flight, but as luck would have it we were able to get the last flight out which was a huge blessing. I don't even want to think of what would have happened if we didn't make it in time for our movers to unpack our belongings. The important news to take from this post is that we are all moved in and loving our new place.

Of course it would be a lot smoother if our car would have arrived at the same time as our belongings, however the short time we have been without a car has definitely taught us the virtues of patience and self-reliance. It has already been quite an adventure with us having to walk to the nearest grocery store every few days to get groceries and riding the public transit to Eric's new place of employment to get a feel for how the bus system works. He starts his first day at his new job tomorrow and will have to be riding the bus until our car arrives which hopefully will be by the middle of the week. I am so excited for his first day and can't wait to hear all about it. Ultimately, we are happy to call Washington our new home and can't wait to explore this new little town of ours.