Thursday, February 7, 2013

A wee bit obsessed!

So I have a confession, I need rehab... Not for my diet coke addiction but for my addiction to Pinterest and Houzz. The fun part is finding someone you dont even know and will never meet and realizing that in real life, you could be great friends! It is such a time waster but in the long run, I am learning something... right? Maybe eventually I will complete 1 or 2 projects that I have pinned, until then I just keep pinning!

D.I Project

So I am my mothers daughter!
Usually when I have a day off, the MAJOR question on my mind is...
Clean the house, get dinner in the crock pot and start knitting, OR.... Go to the D.I. and waste a bunch of time looking through things I don't need for a project!

These are some chairs that I practically stole for $15.00

I decided to go to the fabric store (a place I don't frequent often)
and I happen to run into an area of fabric that I was instantly obsessed with! 

After some help from the pro's (my parents) we finally finished! 
For under $30 buck, I had new chairs that I love! 
Here is to hoping the D.I. will have something good next week! 

Enjoy the day!
♥ Meliss

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Its been a year! OOPS!

Long story short, I have no excuses as to why I stink at blogging! In the last year a lot of things have changed in our life and I need to get back into the routine of things!

On March 23rd, It will be 1 year since I opened the doors for business at the Nordstrom City Creek Center downtown and what a year it has been! For the last year I have been managing 5 1/2 departments and it has kept me B-U-S-Y!! As of Feb 1st, I now have 2 departments which should be easier to handle! 

Mitch is working hard at Guitar Center still drumming his little head off! I am so proud of him! He recently started playing on a soccer league as a goalie with some Chilean's from the city. The other day, the "old man" reached for the ball and fell short landing hard on his rib. He said that his 36 year old body isnt playing like his 18 year old body did.  I guess he will learn soon enough! I am glad he is having fun with some new friends!

We are going on a trip in the next week that we are really looking forward to. We couldnt decide where to go but had quite a few people suggest Miami and the Florida Keys. I have been there once but it was a trip I hardly remember due to a horrible case of food poisoning so I am looking forward to doing the trip again and hopefully feeling better this time around. 

I cant wait to get out of this cold and nasty inversion! Sunshine, here we come! This picture was from our most recent snow storms. I cant wait for spring! '
More to come, just wanted to let people know that we are still kickin it! 

Enjoy your day!♥ Meliss

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Walk dont run! Hurray, grab the car keys and get in the car before Costco closes!

These little guys have changed my life!... Okay, not really but I am obsessed!

Have you tried them? 35 calories a bag! Yay!

Seriously grab your keys

Have a great weekend

♥ Melissa

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

We are still here!

I am giving in and blogging again!
First of all I want to re-introduce ourselves! Im Melissa... okay just kidding!
I know it has been a long time, we have just had a lot going on!

If we havent seen you in a while it is because we have been a little preoccupied with a few things.
First and foremost, we MOVED!!
Well kind of, we are back in our bedroom and family room!
After a flood destroyed our basement down to the 2x4's we are nearly back to normal.
Thanks to my Dad and Mitch for many hours on their hands and knees, drilling, sweeping, chopping, screwdriving, taping, mudding and sanding it is finally over!
A few weeks ago we had new carpet installed and it almost just almost feels like a new house to us!

Next after almost 4 years of trying to figure out our Legal immigration mess that we have had on our hands, we can happily say that Mitch is safe and sound! No more phone calls back and forth to our lawyers office, no more interviews, no more worrying every single time the door bell rings, we are finally free! I say we because it has been an eye opening experience for me, someone who really didnt know much about our immigration system say even 5 years ago.
Mitch even seems like a different person, sort of like he has let a little bit of his guard down and he is more relaxed. All I can say is that we will probably always continue to pray for those who are going through immigration battles because we know how hard it can be.
We want to thank every single last one of your for the prayers and letters that were written. I know that I mentioned it before but it has been humbling to read the sweet stories that were written.

I cant get any of my pictures to load at the moment but we have done a few projects that I will post in the next little bit.
For now, thanks again for being our friends! We ♥ you!
Mitchie and Meliss

Friday, June 17, 2011

I feel like a detective!

It consists of gather information, phone calls and lots of research.
Recently as most of you know we have had our hands full lately. Basically one problem or situation after another.
I cant talk about it too much right now but today feels like we have finally hit the top of the Mountain that we have been climbing for the last few months. It has been a difficult climb and we have learned a lot but for now, I think we might have just reached the hardest peak to date. We cant get overly confident yet but looking back it has been amazing how many little things have happened either to make us stronger or point out "little tender mercies." I have not been myself for a while now and it feels good to have the "old Melissa" coming out of her shell again. Things happen for a reason and it might be hell going through it at the moment but in the end, I am grateful for my challenges and trials. I think it really makes you look back on recent experiences and shows you where you need to improve either in your personal life i.e. relationships or just in everyday situations. I cant tell you how many times the little phone calls of encouragement came just at the right time when we had just been hit with a major blow. Tonight I am just very grateful for all my dear friends and especially my family.

We ♥ you!

Taken from google

What? Money Trees DO exist?

How cool is that?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Carpet or Hardwood?!?! That is the question!!
Tonight we went to Home Depot and it was a blast! I have a feeling this mini "remodel" is going to get spendy quick! Maybe a trip to Latienda in Preston, Idaho is in order!
Have a great day ♥ Meliss

Monday, June 13, 2011

After quite a few crummy days, I decided today that it was about time to turn things around. I decided that I was going to make cookies for the neighbors and quit feeling sorry for myself. After calling my mom to get the recipe for the"famous easy chocolate chip cookies" I got to work.

I make what felt like a trillion cookies and baked them up, the entire time trying to decide which neighbors I was going to give them to. The buzzer rang, and I grabbed the hot pad. Snitched a little taste just to make sure that I dont kill them and grabbed the plates.....
WHAT?? WE only have 1 paper plate left? I guess I would have known that if I cooked a little more often than once a week at this point but needless to say, One neighbor got cookies and now I have HOARDS of cookies! Do they freeze? I know that cookie dough does but actual cookies? Probably not! Oh well, its the thought that counts right?
Guess we should have gotten milk and paper plates!

William Sonoma Chocolate Chip cookie recipe

1 1/3 Cups Flour
1/2 tea baking powder
1/2 tea baking soda
1/2 tea salt
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1 egg
1 tea vanilla (♥to add Mexican Vanilla)
Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips. ♥ghiradelli or nestle

Try them out. Bake 350 for 8 minutes or so. Check your oven, mine cooks hotter than most

♥ ya'll, Meliss

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

So, I guess I am going to go against what I said I would do and talk about my emotions for one tiny minute. Tonight I missed a call from my Dr. who was calling to confirm that I did indeed have a miscarriage. Due to my dropping HCG levels, its kind of a done deal at this point. For some reason this week has been one of the hardest weeks of my entire life but I have had a very overwhelming feeling of comfort. As most of you know our basement flooded and destroyed our bedroom and at that point, I thought that it was a HUGE deal... Wrong, then the letter came that nearly crushed me last Tuesday regarding our future and I thought at that point that it was a HUGE deal.... wrong. Then while at work I noticed that something was not quite right with my body on Friday and realized that maybe the stress of everything was taking its toll..... This past week or so, there have been quite a few trials and challenges in my family and extended family. For a small moment all I could do is question why? My sweet family came over on Friday and gave Mitch and me a very comforting blessing and within an hour nearly all of my pain was gone. While going through some very challenging things we have still been able to see little "tender mercies" as my mom would put it in our life. I just want to thank all of my wonderful friends and family who have seriously been such a huge support and blessing to us during this very challenging time in mine and Mitch's life. A day at a time... One challenge at a time, we will survive.

♥ you all

Monday, June 6, 2011

This weeks motto

There is a beautiful poem, probably familiar to you, called the "Serenity Prayer." It was written in 1932 by theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. Part of it goes like this:

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
Courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference

Monday, May 23, 2011

Dr Oz: Apple Pectin, Grape Seed Extract & Forskolin: Flat Belly Supplements

The other day I was watching Dr Oz and heard about 3 supplements to take that might help reduce belly fat! Who wouldnt want that?!?! I tried Whole Foods and they were totally sold out so then I got excited! I finally found all 3 ingredients at a Bountiful health shop. We will see if it works?!?! Why not try!

Dr Oz: Apple Pectin, Grape Seed Extract & Forskolin: Flat Belly Supplements

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

  • Howdy! We're back! Sorry it has been a little while! Between the stress of life and the hustle and bustle of our busy jobs, we have been a little preoccupied!
  • We have had some kind of fun things going on in our life, Mitch just recently got home from Las Vegas where he was Cameron Rafati's drummer for a few shows. He had an absolute ball! The first things out of his mouth were,
They played 8 shows at the new Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino. Honestly, I have been a wreck this last month and Mitch is distracted and having the time of his life. I am very proud of him and cant wait to see what the future holds for him.

They recently were one of the opening bands for Sean Kingston in Logan at Utah State. At one point, USU had counted 4,000 people. Mitch has another show lined up in Vegas for the end of June and I cant wait to go with him and see them perform along with shop at some great places. Have you ever been to Trader Joe's? Its such a fun little store! Anyway, that is all for now! Hope all is well in your world!
♥ Melissa

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sorry We havent posted for a while!

We have a few little hicc-ups going on in our life.

Promise, We will be back really soon!

Love all of you!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cameron Rafati - "1 in 10" Music Video © 2010

Mitch has been a part of quite a few bands but the newest, latest greatest band is with Cameron Rafati. They will be opening for Sean Kingston, Christina Perri as well as some others that are in the line up! We are proud of you Mitch! What a huge opportunity!

Monday, April 4, 2011

There's no place like home!

So yesterday I was able to spend some time at the home that I grew up in and I just have to say that it made me a little home sick. My mom and dad have always done such a good job at always having a "project" to work on. I decided that I would take my camera and show you where I grew up. Thanks mom for letting me show some of your house before my camera died.
I always love going home.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tuesdays project!

I had these picture frames that I really didnt know what to do with. I found them at z Gallery and they were a screaming deal but I finally found something to do with them!

My mom has this cool little machine called a Cricket that will cut any shape out of just about anything. My sister and I sat down and started experimenting.

We went to the store and got a stack of paper to play with and got to work

These were some of our little experiments on some extra vinyl that we had lying around

What a fun day!

This weather is nuts!

Last week this is what we woke up to! Snow... Wet, heavy white SNOW!

This was after we had cleared off the hot tub once already!

Welcome to Sunday.... where did it all go!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

While driving home the other night I realized, its been just over a year since we moved from Draper to West Bountiful! What a fun, crazy. stressful, hectic, insane year it has been! Here is to many many more!