weekend fun.

So we this weekend, we actually spend good ol' quality time with each other. It was fabulous! 
We spent Saturday in Salt Lake with a group of good friends. We ate lots of yummy food, we went bowling [I still stink despite the bowling class Kalvin & I took], we visited Tony Caputo's, and ended at the Bee's game! I'm not a fan of baseball... but it's always fun to just hang out on the grass, chat with friends and eat overpriced stadium foods.

How cute is he?! 

Other great highlights from this week.. 
I once stopped drink pop.. for like 4 years.. and then I remembered how good coke was.. especially a dirty coke. end of story. 

My sis and I made Kalvin our favorite waffles this weekend.. covered in an unnecessary amount of butter and powder sugar I just can't resist them. 

 Kalvin loves the selfie stick...

I finished up an entrance sign for a wedding this week - I loved the simplicity of it. 
It was the first time I have really worked on a piece that big! I can't wait to see it covered in pretty flowers.

Talking about chalkboards & prints... I have been working pretty hard on an exciting announce that will be coming in a few weeks...  Stay tuned :) 
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DIY "laundry room" facelift

Can I even call this a laundry room? Probably not but... it's better than the "washer & dryer that awkwardly sit in my hallway".  I have been itchin' to decorate this space, it was just an eye sore!
So fast forward to Thursday night @ 10:30 pm, I start searching for ideas on Pinterest and next thing I know it's past midnight and I'm taping my washer haha. Normal right?  I was inspired by this super cute idea from the A Beautiful Mess blog.  And this whole thing cost me about $20!!
Here's how I did it!

Washer & Dryer: Electrical tape (pack of 2 rolls) $1 from the Dollar Store
Oh man, this can be stressful if you are as OCD as I am.  I spent about 40 minutes on the washer & an hour on the dryer.  I had to make sure every line was straight & equally spaced.  I gave up towards the end though haha. For the dots.. the tutorial mentioned earlier didn't work for me so I just hand cut circles from the tape - this was kind of a pain but just turn some Netflix and you'll be fine!

Wash. Dry. Fold. Repeat Canvas: Free
I already had the canvas and the paint so this one was a freebie.

Tin, Chalkboard, Jar & Candle: Walmart, $10 total
Honestly, life is just too short to spend your time folding socks! So in the bin they go! [Sorry Grandma!]  I used a jar to hold my Tide pods and the candle just smelt good & matched!

Prints & Frames: Prints, Free (about $8 to print) + Frames, $3 from Dollar Store
Now, these frames aren't heavy duty but for $1 they are perfect! Starting from the left, print #1 & print #2  & print #3.  

I honestly can't believe much of a difference this makes to my "laundry room/hallway"!
If you have any questions about the process or what I used, feel free to comment below or email me!
Next project, the kitchen!
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DIY Garbage Disposal Bombs

For the past few weeks I have been in "spring clean" mode! I have been loving the "warmer" weather and am just itching for summer.  I have been trying a variety of new cleaning projects and products I find on Pinterest and this one is a current favorite! Probably because it smells the best and who doesn't love a clean smelling sink!
I found a bunch of different recipes but after a few batches this is what I found works best!
You can use any scents, I am currently using Wild Orange with Hawaiian Pineapple dish soap - SO GOOD. 
 Lemon would also smell amazing!
+ 3/4 cup of baking soda
+ 1/2 cup of salt
+ 1 Tbsp (give or take a few squirts) of dish soap
+ 10 drops of essential oils
Mix the baking soda and salt together then slowly add the dish soap and oil drops.  It will start to look like wet sand.  I pack the mixture into a Tbsp measuring spoon and then place them onto tin foil or parchment paper. Let the bombs sit/dry for 24 hours. Then put them in a cute jar and store by the sink. The next time your cleaning, pop 1-2 bombs in, turn on the disposal and enjoy the yummy smell!
If you have any other yummy DIY cleaning ideas let me know!
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Easter Weekend

Somehow we got super lucky this weekend and Kalvin got Friday off - 8 hours of pay and all.
There is nothing I love more right now than days off for Kalvin! And his pay check.. haha just teasin' babe.
After I spent the morning running around like crazy finishing up a few odd ends, we decided to start our Easter weekend with a trip to the temple! We are so blessed to live so close to such a beautiful temple.  I can't believe it has almost been a YEAR since we were married there!
Surprisingly, I don't have too many pictures from this weekend but it would have looked a little something like this... Easter eggs, chocolate, family, chocolate, yummy food and some more Easter eggs.  And maybe some more chocolate.. oops. Not sorry.
The best part of this weekend - watching Conference with my family.
So many sweet, inspiring words were shared and I love that it leaves me wanting to do better.
I just love this gospel and everything it gives me.
 Happy Easter!
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