Monday, October 31, 2011


Auditory Deliciousness (Halloween Version)

I keep hearing this song on the radio and I love it!  It is so eerie and awesome sounding.  I thought it would be fun to share it on Halloween.  The guy in the video gets taken by aliens so that is halloween like right?  Anyway here is Sail by AWOLNATION.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Can't Go Back Now

Auditory Deliciousness

This week our music video is by The Weepies.  I love the quirkiness of this video.  The muppets are so cute and they really do look like the actual artists.  Enjoy!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Snow [Hey Oh]

Auditory Deliciousness

I am very hit or miss with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  I either love their song or hate it.  I probably love half of them and hate the rest.(okay maybe not hate, but whatever the step below hate is)  I love this song and the video is awesome.  I like seeing all of the different people and the members of the band.  Plus since it snowed last week, I felt this song was appropriate for this week.  Enjoy!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Stereo Hearts

Auditory Deliciousness

Well it certainly has been awhile since I have shared a video with everyone.  I am excited about this one!  I have always kind of like Gym Class Heroes, but I am in love with their new song.  Last Friday Shauntel posted on The Polka-Dot Umbrella a list of songs that she likes to work out to.  I am going to add this one to my list.  It totally gets me pumped up and everytime I hear it I HAVE to dance.  Enjoy!!

Monday, September 19, 2011


I realize it has been forever since I wrote anything on this blog .  A lot has happened since I last posted something.  So here we go with the update!

  • I got released as Young Women's 2nd counselor and got called to play the piano in the Primary.  I am excited to work with the adorable little kids!
  • An amazing woman in my ward was moving and gave me her piano, so now I can practice!  Thanks Heather you are amazing, I miss you!
  • We went to Oceanside with my side of the family and had a blast!  
    Hayden and Me.  Isn't he a stud!!
    The men of the family
    Natalie looking gorgeous!
  • We went to Bear Lake over the 24th of July weekend with Mike's side of the family.

    The whole fam (Jen thanks for the pic)
    The good lookin babes!
    Mike showing Sam how to attract men, good job honey!
    Matchy matchy
    I love how this was the location of our family photos.
  • Celebrated our six year anniversary by taking a carriage ride downtown and having a wonderful meal at the Melting Pot.
Standing by our horse.  He used to work on an amish farm.

In the carriage

At The Melting Pot
  • We now have a gorgeous front yard thanks to the amazing Mike. Scott came over and helped him as well so thanks dad! We get a lot of compliments on the yard but for some reason everyone tells me how great it looks, instead of Mike. I guess I look like I did all of the work by myself!

    Digging the cutout
    Now we are ready to seed
    The men planning, oh yeah and Alice
Hurray for grass!

I love these cute little shrubs
I am sure there are a million little things that I missed.  I wanted to at least get a few things down while I had a chance. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Auditory Deliciousness

Oh Snow Patrol how I love you!  Chocolate is one of their older ones.  I love the video and the sense of panic it portrays.  The first time I saw the video I was captivated.  I have seen them in concert and they were awesome.  It was hard to pick just one of their songs and I have a feeling that they will be popping up again on Auditory Deliciousness.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Whatever You Like

Auditory Deliciousness

Today's song is a remake.  I really like how Anya Marina revamps this song, it is fun.  I was reading her bio and she said that to come up with ideas she likes to walk. Anya says,
"While walking, I tend to get hit with ideas which I'll sing into my phone recorder so I won't forget them. This is how I conceive, write, and edit a lot of my songs."
I love this!!  I like to run and clear my head (not that I run as often as I should) I can totally identify with the need to be outside to refresh.  Enjoy!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cosmic Love


I don't know if you have seen the preview on TV of Water for Elephants.  First off I want to see this movie really bad.  I am not sure whether to wait until I read the book to see the movie or not.  Usually I like to read the book first but I don't know if I can wait until the audio book is available or not.  Anyway back to the point.  On the preview they play this song.  I immediately told Mike I want this song and I want it now.  Well after about 20 minutes of searching I finally figured out who sang the song.  Meet Florence + the Machines.  I love the intensity and force that she sings with.  This song just speaks to me (I know I sound lame!) it makes me want to get up and dance.  It is like you can feel her passion.  Well on to the video, enjoy!!

Again if anyone has any awesome new songs I would love to hear them, they don't necessarily have to be new. 

PS. I promise a non music related post is coming soon!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hometown Glory

Auditory Deliciousness

Todays artist is Adele.  I have to admit that at first I did not really like her.  Personally I am not a fan of her 'Chasing Pavements' song.  It is overplayed and I don't know why it bothers me, but it does.  Well thanks to Pandora, I discovered more of her songs and changed my mind.  I absolutely adore this song.  Adele's voice is so smooth and beautiful.  So this goes to show that you need to always give someone a second chance!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Auditory Deliciousness

I don't know if anyone has heard of Kate Voegele, but she is basically a-mazing!  I love her version of  Hallelujah.  Her voice is just beautiful.  Enjoy!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mismatched Fine China

It all started with this. . .

My mother in-law is an amazing host.  Every time she has a party she always has the cutest favors.  This adorable tea cup was one of those favors.  She found them at the DI, a thrift store.  She grew some wheat grass in them, and had one at each place setting.

I immediately fell in love with the idea of having fine china.  When I got married we didn't register for china (who knows why?!).  I mentioned to my mother in-law that I would love to start looking at thrift stores for fine china.  I didn't want them to match at all, the more eclectic the better.  This was in April, in December to my surprise and delight I opened my Christmas present from her and fell in love.

She spent 9 months combing thrift stores in search of fine china.  I now had a place settings for 8.  Each place setting has a matching dinner plate, salad plate, saucer and tea cup.  Some of the sets even have a matching bowl, or an extra plate.

Even though they match within each place setting, all of the settings are totally different.  To top it off she also bought me 8 water goblets, 8 wine glasses, and 8 sherbet cups, all of which are real crystal.

 I couldn't believe she had done that for me!  At the risk of sounding tacky, I asked her how much she ended up spending on the whole lot.  I researched the china and found the price for each item if I had paid full price.  I was able to find all of the patterns except one, if anyone knows what pattern this is I would LOVE to know!!

For the main dinner plate she spent $1 on each one.  For the other salad plates, bowls and dessert plates, she spent $.50 each.  The saucers and tea cups were also each $.50.  When you add this up it equals $22.50!!  I couldn't believe it.  After all of my research, the estimated (due to the one mystery place setting) total is around $275.

I wasn't able to identify the crystal glasses, but I did research how much it would be to buy a similar set.  To average out the prices I am going to say around $10.  This would mean that all of the crystal would cost around $240.  My mother in-law paid $1 for the water goblets and $.50 for the wine glasses and sherbet cups.  Add this all together and you get $16!

 Now I have a whole set of shabby chic dishes worth over $500 for less than $50!  I am definitely going to keep building my collection.  Even though it takes a lot of time and searching I think it is worth it, who wouldn't want these awesome dishes for that price!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Bunting Baby Quilt

I have tried to make quilts for a few of my good friends when they have had babies.  A little while ago, one of my really good friends had twins.  To be honest the thought of making two pieced quilts was a little overwhelming.  At that time my life was on overdrive and I had too much to do as it was. 

While searching for a fast and easy, yet cute pattern I came across this from A Pretty Cool Life.  I love the colors and how simple it is.

Since she had a boy and a girl, it was fun to change up the colors to make them gender specific.

I made my quilts a little different size then the pattern says.  They actually ended up being larger.  When I went to the fabric store to get the white material, I came across a great sale, so I ended up buying material that is meant for bed sheets.  This material is so wide.  When measuring the width of the quilt I was able to just cut all the way across.  The width of the material is the perfect amount for the front and back of the quilt.  I also used more bunting because my quilts were larger.

I wanted to add a little something to the quilt.  I loved the simplicity, but felt it needed a little boost.  I decided to add embroidered clouds as part of the quilting.

I wanted the baby girl quilt to be different from the baby boy quilt, so I decided to embroider pink clouds.  I love how they look with the pink fabric.

This quilt was so easy.  I am definitely going to make more if I ever need a quick project.

PS- For some great ideas head on over to my group blog

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Please forgive me

Auditory Deliciousness

This week I present you with David Gray.  He has been around for quite a while but that doesn't mean he isn't awesome!!  I absolutely love this song.  I can honestly say I have never seen this video before now.  All I can say is quirky!  I actually really like how off beat this video is.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Auditory Deliciousness

I first discovered Mindy Gledhill from here, I immediately fell in love!   I love the words in this song.  I have to echo Heather's words and say it makes me think of my adorable husband Mike.  Enjoy!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Cave

 Auditory Deliciousness

Oh wonderful Mumford & Sons how I love you!!  I absolutely love this band.  It has been so hard to pick just one of their songs!  I love the folksy feel of their songs.  Their videos are awesome.  I love the feel they have and how fun they are.


I hope you enjoyed the song selection for this week.  I would LOVE to hear if you liked it, or if you have any suggestions.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011


My adorable sister (in-law) got married a week ago.  It was such a fun, beautiful, cold day!!

Sam and I waiting for the newly married couple

The newly married couple

Meg borrowed my wedding dress, she looked gorgeous!


Pose for the camera!!

At the reception

Yummy cookie buffet