Well… It is time

To let you know why you haven’t heard much from me. It is because…


I’m pregnant! I am currently 11 weeks along. ALMOST done with the first trimester. We have seen an ultrasound picture, and heard the heartbeat. We’re just so excited! I have been a little sick, but haven’t thrown up. It sounds like I am pretty lucky! I am pretty excited to stop feeling so nasty all of the time though so I can have a good relationship with food again! I haven’t been able to paint anything either because you can’t be around chemicals during the first trimester, so soon you will start seeing some projects again!

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There’s a little going on over here!

Technically, I’m still on my mini vacation right now, but we don’t have much planned today so you get to hear from me. I’m going to catch you up on what we’ve been up to on these next few posts.

I was in charge of an event at the Farmer’s Market a few weeks ago. It kind of took over my life for a little while. It was an ALS Awareness Freedom Celebration. ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease is what my father in law passed away from in 2008. There are a lot more people effected by this disease than many people are aware of. It is actually a much more common disease than most people think. We gave out Lou Gehrig baseball cards with ALS information on them, sold raffle tickets, and partied it up with Charlie the Idaho Falls Chukar!


We were able to make about $100 for the ALS Association, and spread a lot of awareness. It was such a neat experience. Dave even made a Chukar balloon for Charlie.

On the 4th, we decided to try and turn ourselves into a little business. Dave made 100 bags of cotton candy and we purchased several cases of soda and water on a really good sale and we walked the parade selling cotton candy and they got a free drink with their purchase. We were a little worried about not being able to sell all of the bags. We were planning on walking the entire parade and walking back. We figured we should be able to get rid of all of it then, and if not, we would head down to the river where they had more festivities. We actually sold out only about 3/4 of the way down the parade! We didn’t even have to walk the whole thing and back. It was really fun and kind of a funny way to watch the parade.


My sweet brother Payton was hired to help us out. He’s such a good sport. He was a little squished in the car!


Oh, and want to see how our bedroom furniture started moving downstairs?


We were laying in our bed at about 11 pm and were sweating! We couldn’t fall asleep at all. We looked at each other and said, “Want to move our mattress downstairs?”. So we did it! We only slept like this for about 2 nights though. The rest of our bed is down there now! The bedroom makeover is coming along!

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Idaho blogger shout out

I would say that a lot of the craft blog world is over taken by the great state of Utah. Not that there is a darn thing wrong with that, but living so close to Utah, I feel a little overlooked here in Idaho! I have some great, talented friends (and family) that are fabulous bloggers here in Gem state. Here is a little shout out to them. They are definitely worth looking at…

Cupcake Diaries– This is my cousin’s cute wife Alli’s blog. She is an incredible cook and  features new recipes almost every single day! DSC_0693 edit colorShe is an incredible blogger and was even mentioned on the Our Best Bites Blog! She totally rocks (and has the cutest little boy ever). P.S. I want to make this sandwich so much it almost hurts. It looks SO good!

Life in My Heels– Cute Sheena has the best sense of style and such a fun little life with she and her daughter Miss T (this girl’s got a lot of attitude packed in a tiny body). Her blog followers her life, style, current fashions, and her home décor. She also has some incredible sponsors and fabulous giveaways!

Sullengers– I have a mutual friend with this couple that told me their story and I became an instant fan. Last year, their little girl fell into a canal and passed away due to complications a few days later. They documented every part of their journey while in the hospital with Preslee and have talked about their healing process. They were just blessed with a beautiful little boy this month too. It is an incredible read.

Simply Sadie Jane- This girl rocks. Sadie is not only has a great style of writing, but she has a sense of humor, is crafty as can be, can make some killer tutorials, and has the cutest little family in the whole world. She isn’t afraid of color and being totally open and honest. That is what keeps you reading her adorable blog. Well, her chubby little girl keeps you pretty entertained too. (isn’t she just the cutest?)

I hope you take the time to check out all of my favorite Idaho Bloggers. Their blogs are all unique, creative, and entertaining! If you follow them, tell them Girl Loves Glam sent you over!

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Home Address Plaque TUTORIAL

I am excited to share this easy tutorial with you to help bring a little more curb appeal to your home! Have you ever been searching for a house and can’t find it because the people don’t have their freaking house number anywhere to be found? It is a pet peeve of mine, and I realized that I WAS one of those people! It had to come to an end. And fast. This is what I have now…
#address #plaque #diy #easy
Isn’t it so cute? I love it! A few months ago, I got the Lowes Creative Ideas magazine in the mail and they had one of these plaques in it but for what they used, it was going to cost $68 and that just wasn’t ok with me. If you want to spend the money, go on their site and they have instructions there. This is what theirs looks like.
I love it! Just not the price. I did want to give them my business because they came up with the idea, so I did buy everything you will see me use at Lowes. Dave and I went to Lowes to find some cheap lumber to make our plaque when he saw this.
It is a wooden plant caddy with wheels on it. It was the perfect find and the perfect price! I had to take a picture of it while we were there. Dave is thinking “I am trying to make posing with a plant caddy (whatever that is) in the middle of a hardware store look natural”. He’s a total natural.
I got the numbers for about $2 each and the spray paint for about $3 each. That makes it a grand total of about $31! That is less than half of the other one. You will need spray paint, primer, wooden plant caddy, house numbers, saw, hammer, screws, and a drill. Your first step will be taking the wheels off and sawing off the 5th row of wood. We want a rectangle, not a square.
Then prime this puppy. I love the spray primer. It doesn’t take long, and it isn’t messy! Then paint your boards the color you want them.
Next, spray your numbers with primer and paint.
Place them where you want them to be on your board and nail them into the board.
Find someone to help you hold your board up to your house and screw this baby in!
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It is so cute from the road now! I love it! Happy creating everyone!
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Embellished shoes you can change up!

Enter the CURRENT GIVEAWAY before it ends on June 2nd!


I am so excited about my new shoes! I made a pretty lame-o tutorial for you. Let’s just say you will have to use a little of your IMAGINATION! (if you have seen that episode of Spongebob, you can see my hands flying in the air like a rainbow when I say that)

Anyways! I found these lovely white flats at Wally World for a whopping $3! They were perfect because they are in a neutral color and can match just about anything.


The first thing you’ll do, is snip those interesting bows off. They are looking better already!


Use a hot glue gun to glue a strip of Velcro to the toe of the shoes.


Make embellishments to put on the toes of your shoes and put the opposite side of the Velcro on the back of the embellishments.


I made these by cutting strips of fabric and sewing a stitch through the center. Then I pulled the string to make them ruffle. I glued a piece of ribbon over the stitching to make the ruffles lay flat. I used plastic rhinestones and glued them on creating a design. The most time consuming part was putting all of the rhinestones on, but it wasn’t too big of a pain. I really like how they look on the shoes!


The other embellishment I have for my new shoes came off of a pair of shoes that were too big for me.


I have plans to make more embellishments for my shoes including some rolled roses and tulle! I will post some pictures as I make them. Go find some cheap shoes and make them pretty!

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Wings… How we celebrate 3 years

When you think of a romantic evening with your husband celebrating your 3rd anniversary what do you think of? Dinner by candle light, a themed suite, or maybe a romantic picnic? Nope! Wings of course! Buffalo Wild Wings just opened in Idaho Falls and we HAD to go check it out the 2nd day it was open! That day just so happened to be our anniversary. Nothing quite says “I love you forever” like Hot Barbeque wings that make you want to cry and keep you up with a tummy ache all night!


Don’t worry though, I did have a romantic lunch with him earlier that day in his 3rd grade classroom. Panda Express in elementary desks. We probably deserve the “Most Romantic” award this year!

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Springtime Nest No-bake Delights!


HURRY! Go buy the 50% off Easter candy for these yummy treats! This recipe came from the Cookie Bible. It is one of my favorite recipe books for obvious reasons!

1 cup butterscotch chips

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/3 cup sugar

2 1/2 cups chow mein noodles

2 cups cornflakes, slightly crushed

Jelly beans or malted milk egg candies


1. Combine butterscotch chips, corn syrup, peanut butter and sugar in large microwavable bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30 second intervals.

2. Stir in chow mein noodles and cornflakes until evenly coated. Quickly shape scant 1/4 cupfuls mixture into balls; make indentation in centers to make nests. Place nests on waxed paper to set. Place 3 egg candies in each nest.

Makes 1 1/2 dozen cookies


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Yummy Mexican “Lasagna”


I just made this for the first time and it was SO good! I am a total Mexican food junkie and this was so easy to make. It is a new favorite at our house. I got this recipe out of the Dinner Doctor recipe book. I love that book! It has the greatest foods in it!

Here is what you need:

1 lb. ground beef (lean is best)

1 jar chunky salsa (when I went to make mine, I realized I didn’t have much. I ended up subbing some of it for some taco seasoning)

6 corn tortillas (10 inch)

1 can (16 oz) refried beans

1 cup sour cream (I used more)

1 package (8 oz/2 cups) Mexican style cheese

Chopped fresh tomato (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Cook ground beef in a skillet thoroughly. Stir in 1/2 cup of salsa. Or you can just use the taco seasoning.

3. Spread remaining salsa in the bottom of a 10 inch pie pan. Top it with 3 tortillas. Spread half of the beans over the tortillas, then half of the meat mixture, then 1/2 cup of the sour cream, then 1 cup of the cheese. Top with the remaining 3 tortillas and repeat the layers, ending with all but 1/4 cup of the remaining cheese. Cover the pan loosely with foil.

4. Bake until it is hot throughout and the cheese is melted, 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes. Garnish the top with the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese and chopped tomato.

Serves 6-8

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Trying new things on Studio 5

I love watching Studio 5 when I am in Utah. We need to be able to watch it in Idaho! Today, I had a few pictures on it!


When we first came to SLC this week, Dave decided that we needed to try new things. We went to the Sweet’s Candy Factory and took a tour. It was so cool. Not too mention, you get free samples!


We also decided to go to Gilgal Sculpture Garden. It is so random, but totally awesome! You have got to check this place out.


We also were planning on going to the Bees season opening baseball game because we love them. BUT it was snowed out! So to try something new, we scalped tickets to the Jazz game for $10!


Try something new this weekend!

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I’ve got a beef

With my sewing machine. I never have, nor will I ever claim to be a sewing expert. But I’m pretty sure this isn’t supposed to happen…


If you are wondering why my cute shirt tutorial isn’t up yet, ask the Singer. Grrr.

I hope you’re having a happier day than I am!

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