Saturday, August 3, 2013


I've always been a rather organized person. Having endless "To Do Lists" and a planner almost as long as I can remember. What more, is when you go on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, every 6 weeks, they give you a planner. You use it for 18 months to 2 years. I loved it. Being I was already using planners, this was fabulous in my opinion. Others didn't quite think so, but they didn't do much either. Just sayin'.

Welp, after my mission I have struggled to find the perfect planner. Moving out here, I got a 4 month planner and have kept it up to date as well as I could. What's even better is that I found this thing on Pintrest where I could create my own calendar! FABULOUS! (I love Pintrest.) So I did!

I went to the local Wal-Mart and gathered together some pretty different colored paint cards in the "Home" area. (I'm pretty sure the man working thought I was crazy laying out 35 cards on the table there taking up his space as I made a rainbow...) I then got some white poster and glue sticks. When I got home, I laid them out and measured them and cut them to create a 20"x30" square. Glued them all to the poster! Yay!

After which, I needed a frame. I bought a cheap plastic plexi-glass frame at Wal-Mart, but when I went to write on it with Dry Erase marker, it didn't come off so well. So I went to the local craft store, Porters? I think it's called? And I was browsing through their frames.... $40-$80... OUCH! Well, the guy working saw me and said, "All frames are 50% off today!"

So excited. So I went back with Bryan that day and bought a nice plain frame for $20. Glass and everything. Yay! Now we have a beautiful wipe-dry calendar in our kitchen which I love. Not only because I made it, but because it makes me feel more organized knowing what is going on and it looks pretty. 

It helps to have it in the kitchen being that is where everyone flocks to. lol I even wrote the days in Japanese for Boy to learn. Yay! Rainbow prettiness!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Obvious

Right now, I'm finding things about this place to love a little scarce. So, I'm going to start with the obvious about what I am grateful for here in our new little apartment.

My husband. 

He has loved me since we were 14. Although things have been hard over the years and we haven't always talked to each other, he has never once judged me. He has never once said a nasty thing to me and always wanted nothing, but my happiness. He does all he can to help me in everything I do and upon moving here, he has been so supportive and by my side as I completely brake down and cry in the local grocery store because I have no idea where anything is. As the Japanese would say, hazukashii. He's been killing the biggest spiders all week and we've finally unpacked everything from boxes. I can't even begin to say how happy I am that I have married my best friend and how much he means to me. Well, so you don't have to hear about the mushy gushy, I'll just leave with a picture.