all of the lights

all of the lights

a visit to salt lake city is not complete without seeing temple square, especially with the famous lights during christmas time. we went down with chase’s family and took in all the pretty lights with everyone after a fun dinner out. we walked the grounds…

a different kind of thankful list

a different kind of thankful list

i love thanksgiving.  but, i do get a little bit overwhelmed by all the the grateful & thankful lists and “what are you thankful for” etc. etc. etc. all over the internet and world during this month. this isn’t because i don’t care about gratitude,…

..the 12 dates of christmas..

..the 12 dates of christmas..

 one of our first christmas traditions we are  starting together this year is the: twelve dates of christmas christmas is such a fun, romantic time with so many  things to do, and it’s important to make time for each other amidst the holiday  craziness! so…

lemon chicken + chicken tricks

lemon chicken + chicken tricks

i love cooking with chicken and thanks to my mom, i’ve learned some helpful tricks which make it easy to have chicken on hand to add to any meal..   i buy it in bulk every once in a while {AKA costco…cheaper & easier this way!}then i come…

pear cake!

pear cake!

husband’s birthday is TOMORROW! i am so excited i can’t even stand it… i have the best surprise plans for him! while i wait, i’m making his birthday cake… pear cake.  i had never had this until i met  him, and i had been missing out!  it is…