Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Count those calories

"eating 500 calories is way easier than burning 500 calories" -My body after the gym today


1 Texas road house roll = 227 calories (I ate 3 of these last week at my birthday dinner...ug)
1 brownie (2" sq) = 243 calories
2 TBS poppy seed dressing (kraft) = 130 calories

anyways this is me in the middle of my life style change.  I guess its not all to different just a lot less bread.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

DIY Homemade Laundry soap

-I copy and pasted this from a blog I found on pinterest and had to share
Sick of buying laundry soap?? Me too. This stuff is awesome because it is way stronger then the store bought laundry soap. You only have to use 1 Tablespoon per load. This recipe makes a huge cookie jar full of soap and is going to last a life time, well maybe not quit that long. I got this from a lady who made her batch in July and she still has a ton and she does at least 8 loads of laundry ever week. So I am thinking it will last almost a year. 1 year of laundry soap for less than $20, have I got you sold yet? I love not having to buy laundry soap all the time anymore. This laundry soap also works just fine in  HE washers. 

Here is what you need:

1 4 lb 12 oz box Borax (2.15 kg or 76 oz) found in the detergent isle

1 4 lb box Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (1.81 kg) found in the cooking isle

1  box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 55 oz (3 lb 7 oz) found in the detergent isle

3 bars of Fels-naptha soap, found in the detergent isle

2 small containers of oxyclean or store brand oxyclean (try to get about 3.5 lbs total (1.58 kg)) found in the detergent isle.
(this is optional, I added it into mine because I have pretty messy kids and the cleaner the better)

(you can also use pink Zote soap instead of Fels-naptha. I had really wanted to but could not find it anywhere) **Update: My sister found pink Zote soap at Home Depot**

You should be able to find all of these items at your grocery store.

This detergent is fairly mild smelling, it is not over powering. If you love a strong scent you may have to add a fabric softener to each load.

Start out by grating your Fels-naptha soap just like cheese. You can use a food processor or just use your hand held grater, what ever you have.
**Don't worry the Fels-naptha will dissolve in your washer even if you only use cold water like me.**

Toss all ingredients in a 5 gallon bucket lined with a garbage bag. This part makes your whole house smell great. Once everything is mixed store soap however you like. I chose a jar that I keep above my washing machine, I also got a little scoop to keep inside. Wasn't that easy? Sure was! Enjoy your soap.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Birthday little brother

we are far away from each other

I miss you so much

like seriously...a lot

I wish we were both going to be in Bandon this week

I hope that someone allows you to stuff your face on Thanksgiving

I will miss sleeping in nice and late with you on black Friday and then hitting up the 2nd hand stores

I hope that today someone baked you a birthday cake

I hope that you got to all day before eating your cake doing what you love so much

I love you

I miss you

You are one of my best friends

good day Mr John Perry

Sunday, November 20, 2011

We are sleeping in a fort tonight

Oh to build a fort like this. 
Why do I find forts so comforting?
... psychological issues?...nah!
last year I left my teenage years behind me.
 AND  in a couple days  I will legally have all the rights of an adult

...Tonight that handsome man that I am married to agreed to build and sleep in a fort:)


that's all

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Who wears the pants?

recently I had a comment on one of my Facebook pictures that I still don't quite understand.

(It's some form of a joke...I think)

it lead to chase and I having a discussion about who wears the pants in our relationship.

Mrs- "Chase who do you think wears the pants in our relationship?"

Mr- "I think that neither of us dominate our relationship"

Mrs- "Me too, well.... unless I want to wear the pants..."

Mr- "I am the captain of the ship because you say I can be....."

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My favorite Journal

Chase and I are making an attempt to be healthier all around

Our new journal the "Journal of love" goes something like this almost every night

step 1  We write down everything we ate that day
step 2  We write a love note on the back side of the previous page

It really has helped us and even now I love looking back at previous notes.

                                                              THE END

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dinner is on the stove

Here I am :D

AGAIN listening to Christmas music.  But if someone out there actually looks at my blog regularly.  You already know how it makes me feel and I won't go mushy on you again.

I have completed/semi completed a couple of crafts I would like to share

On the top left we have an easy DIY Christmas ornament.  I got the inspiration off of my new favorite time waster pinterest.  don't know what it is? Don't check it out you will be almost instantly hooked.

what you need?

  • clear craft Christmas ornaments, plastic or glass whichever you prefer
  • paper, you can you use paper already printed on like I did or print off meaningful words phrases etc
  • scissors 
  • ribbon (of your choice, my ribbon is in real life very beautiful it just doesn't look like it in the photo) 

just cute the paper into strips curl them around a pencil put them in the ornament. BAM! done! they look awesome and are so easy and inexpensive

What are the Chalkboards/cork boards in the bottom left corner?

You may notice

A. I messed up
B. I forgot a before picture
C. If you have similar taste to my own you recognize how awesome there potential is!

anyways I just found both at D I for a total of 4 dollars.  I taped them up and spray painted them and had an accident.  BUT its ok I will fix it

Thats all

Monday, November 14, 2011

Organized Chaos

This was truly a crazy weekend (But a great one!)

  • One of my best friends/ cousins got married to a beautiful women.  (I was the best man!!!)

  • I met DAVID ARCHULETA in the temple!!! He got his endowments out the same session as my new sister Whitney 

  • Neil invited him to their preception later that night and HE CAME.  (To bad I left a bit early to go meet up with my hubby)

  • The next day we went to their sealing and FINALLY The majority of my family got to meet Chase proving that he was not just some made up man in my mind.  (It has not worked out for him to attend a few family gatherings that I have gone to)

  • Chase took part in organizing a coat drive.  In about 3 hours we collected almost 1000! coats!!!!

  • The reason this was chaotic?  I work graves and was getting a very small amount of sleep.

Here are some pictures:)

First time Neil saw Whit in her dress:)


1000 Coats!

These are the people who went out to collect the coats:)

Peace and Blessings, PEACE and blessings

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Certificate of excellence

Barack Obama and I signed a certificate of excellence awarded to Mr. Chase R. Moffat.
what is his expertise? 
Whata babe

Monday, November 7, 2011

Is it Christmas yet?

Here I am.

I just got home from the grocery store.  (Thank you Kate Butler for helping me find the chicken bullion it was a long search and you ended it)

So I unloaded my groceries put masking tape on my new chalk/cork boards from DI that I will soon be painting and turned on Christmas music.

You know the really good stuff? like Have your self a merry little Christmas by Canadian Brass

anyways I love it.  I feel so jolly:)

I have such a good life.  Chase and I are so fortunate.  We have so many blessings (some that I sometimes confuse with a curse)

Me being able to nab a man like Chase is a blessing enough.  He is always so nice.  Once when I was feeling a little down he even said "Liz what can I do for you?  I want nothing more than for you to be happy" BUT on top of that we are so blessed in almost all aspects of our life.

Maybe I am being to mushy for you but just put on some Christmas music you will feel sentimental too.