Monday, August 1, 2011

It's a ...

We decided that we wanted to do something
a little different to tell our families if
our baby is a boy or girl... So we had two cakes made.
Our families had to cut the cakes and see what color the
frosting was inside to get the exciting news.
Our family in Salt Lake got this cake...
And our family in San Antonio got this one.
Everyone was super excited when they saw

Well, everyone but Will... He was pretty heart broken
that it is not a boy.
We are beyond excited for our sweet baby girl.
We love HER so much already!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Which one will it be??

So the date is set...
We are having our ULTRASOUND on MONDAY, August 1st!!
We will finally know what in the world is growing inside of me.
It has been SO hard not knowing.
BOY, or GIRL?? That is the question.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Too Long


It has been way too long since our last update. Life has been busy, but we are still alive. We promise to have an up to date post coming very soon to catch up on what has been going on. But, in the mean time help us figure out what we are having! Is it a boy or a girl? Let us know what you think. We will hopefully find out soon for ourselves.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


Ok you guys...we have a winner!!
who won any item from Janelle's Enchanted Closet.
Congrats Heather!!
Please send me your email address and I will
have Jessica contact you about your item.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Guess where Zach is headed today?...

Isn't it GORGEOUS??
He and his best friends are doing some
backpacking and camping over the long weekend.
Pretty dang manly huh?!
Have FUN boys...and be SAFE!!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Janelle's Enchanted Closet GIVEAWAY

Aren't weekends the best??
Well my friends, this weekend just got better...
Jessica, the brains behind JANELLE'S ENCHANTED CLOSET is
giving you the chance the win ANY item of your choice from her store.
And trust me you guys, she has a TON of amazing items to choose from.
Here are some of my favorites...

And want to know the cool thing??
She is so great to work with, and can customize just about
anything from her store for both children and adults.

Here's a little blurb about Jessica and Janelle's Enchanted Closet,
so you can really see how awesome she is:

"My name is Jessica and I'm a stay at home mommy of 3
beautiful children. I'm a military wife as well and time can be
of the essence. I love to craft and make things for others. I get all
my inspiration from my 2 year old princess. I love to make her
accessories that match every outfit and some to be a little over
the top. I started making things for friends and family and decided
while I'm able to be a stay at home mom, to put my passion of
creating to use and share it with the world. I hope you enjoy my
store and I love any new ideas/custom orders."

So here's the have until this THURSDAY, May 26th
to enter the giveaway, but here's what you have to do:

1. Visit the Janelle's Enchanted Closet ETSY store,
find your favorite item, and come back here and tell me what it is.

2. "LIKE" Janelle's Enchanted Closet on FACEBOOK, and
then tell me about it.

3. Let your friends know about this giveaway on FACEBOOK, then let me know.

4. BLOG about this giveaway and send me a link to the post.

5. TWEET about this giveaway and send me a link to the tweet.

Holy cow, that give you FIVE chances to enter this giveaway...
Not too shabby!!

So go ahead, and enter why don't ya??


Friday, May 20, 2011

Little.Blue.Feather. WINNERS!!!!

We have TWO very lucky ladies who
have WON the wonderful packages
that Michelle from
had up for grabs this week on the blog...

The winner of the ACCESSORIES package is
SARAH who said:

Just found your blog through a mutual friend! I am loving the things you feature!

My favorite item from Little.Blue.Feather's Etsy page is the yellow wool felt flower headband with feathers. I am growing my bangs out and so I love anything that can keep them back tidily!

I would love to win the accessories package. So cute!

And the winner of the BABY package is
HEATHER who said:

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite is the yellow felt flower headband, I am loving that mustard yellow right now. I would love to win either package, both are faaabulous.

If you could, please email me your
full name and shipping address, and we
will have these out in the mail to you.

Thanks again to Michelle for the wonderful giveaway.
Don't forget to check out
to see all of her wonderful creations!!

Check back later for ANOTHER, yes another giveaway this weekend.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Last week we celebrated our 3rd anniversary!!
I still can't believe that we have been married for three years.
Cliche I know, but it seems like just yesterday we
were walking out of the temple, as husband and wife.
Zach being the wonderful husband that he is surprised me
with a gorgeous arrangement of my favorite flowers from none other than Roots.
He had all sorts of fun things planned for our anniversary, but
unfortunately I was super sick. So instead, we celebrated
on our couch watching The Biggest Loser. Romantic, I know!!
Don't worry, we are going to go out and celebrate one of these nights!!

These past three years have flown by, but have
definitely been some of the best yet.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Ok, so I know that the giveaway from
was supposed to end this weekend. get a few extra days to enter!!
I'm sure that many of you noticed that BLOGGER
was having some major issues this week,
which made it so you couldn't enter, and even
erased some of the comments left on the giveaway post.

So here's the now have until THIS
THURSDAY, May 19th to enter.
If you have already entered, check and make sure
that your comments were not erased. If they were,
most definitely enter again.

Good luck you guys!!
Click HERE for the giveaway...

Monday, May 9, 2011


Yep that's right...this week we are having a GIVEAWAY times two!!
is giving you, my lovely readers, a chance to win TWO prize packages
of her adorable creations!!

The first is an ACCESSORIES package
including a felt flower headband, a printed cotton fabric hair clip,
and a set as two fabric button bobby pins.
Take a look...
Who wouldn't want to win these cute hair pieces??
I know that I sure wouldn't mind.

The second is a BABY package
that includes a bird resting on your favorite lowercase letter
onesie (that will be customized to size and letter of your choice),
and a hydrangea elastic baby headband.
As seen below:

How perfect would this be for you if you have a baby of your own,
or are planning on attending a baby shower this summer?!

I asked Michelle to tell us a little bit about herself, and her
business. This is what she said...

I am a mid 20s woman with a passion for all things fabric and crafts! I love love love felt, feathers, buttons and mixing printed cotton fabrics! In 2008, I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Textiles and Clothing degree and a minor in Art. After working as a bridal consultant for almost two years I decided it was time to start my own thing and dive into being self employed. Eeeeek!! I love etsy and handmade items that you can not find anywhere else and encourage others to support local artists. I love working from home and spending my days listening to music and playing with fabric. I can't imagine things any differently! It has been a great journey so far and I am learning a lot. My mind is always moving on to creating new things, but I look at it as I am constantly keeping you on your toes! When I am not working on Little Blue Feather, I volunteer for the Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue and enjoy traveling, photography, ice cream and spending time with my family! I hope you enjoy!

You guys, she is adorable...and so are all of her creations!!
Don't you agree??

Ok, so here's how you can enter:

1. Visit LITTLE.BLUE.FEATHER. on Etsy and then leave
me a comment telling me what item from her shop is your favorite.

2. Become friends with Little.Blue.Feather. on FACEBOOK, leave
Michelle a message telling her that Our Orange Crush sent you,
then come back here and tell me about it.

3. Blog about this giveaway, then leave me a link to the post.

4. Facebook about this giveaway, and let me know about it.

5. Tweet about this giveaway, then leave me a link to the tweet.

That gives you FIVE different chances to enter!!

**And don't forget to let me know which package you would prefer
to win, with each giveaway entry**

ALL entries must be in by THIS Saturday, May 14th.
The lucky winners will be announced on Sunday, May 15th.

(You must be a public follower of Our Orange Crush to enter)

Good luck you guys!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sweet Summer Treats

Did you guys know that my summer treat of choice is this...
Yes, I frequent the snow shack quite often in the warmer months.
Right now I am laying in bed CRAVING one...
Why isn't it summer yet?!
I guess I will just have to wait a few more weeks until I can
enjoy this tasty treat...Summer, please come soon!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Last week, Zach and I had the opportunity to go see
Real Salt Lake, play Monterey in the CONCACAF finals.
We had AWESOME seats, and got to join in with all of the crazy fans...

It was a really good game...stressful at times though.
Unfortunately Real lost, 1-0, and Monterey took the championship.
We still love RSL, and can't wait to go to more games this season.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

And We Have a Winner!!

Thanks to everyone who entered the MGLdesign giveaway!
The lucky winner is...LETTI.
Now Letti, please email me your shipping information
and ring size within the next 24 hours,
or I will have to pick someone else to win
that fabulous rose ring.

Check back next week for another wonderful giveaway...
This one will NOT disappoint.

Friday, April 29, 2011

LAST CHANCE I am just reminding you guys that TODAY is the
LAST day to ENTER to WIN the ROSE RING from MGLdesign.
You know you want why not ENTER??
Whether it is for you, your friend,
your sister, or even your mom (Mother's Day is next Sunday...)
it would be great to add to any jewelry collection.

Click HERE for more details, and to ENTER.

The LUCKY winner will be announced tomorrow...
don't forget to cross your fingers that it's you!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Princess Party

I CANNOT even tell you how excited I am
Maybe I'm a little pathetic, and Zach may think I'm a bit crazy,
but really guys, I can't wait.
How ADORABLE are they...for reals?
Picture perfect if you ask me.
I'm DYING to see Kate's dress, and how
everything turns out.
I'm DVR'ing the wedding, and having all of my
lovely friends over tomorrow night for a PRINCESS
party, where we can all watch William and Kate
tie the knot, I said, can't wait!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Voice

After Zach got home tonight from studying for his chemistry
final (ouch), we decided to watch this new show...
Did anyone else watch it? It's pretty legit!! It's not your average singing
competition that I usually get bored with after a few episodes
(American Idol). And Zach even liked it too...that's saying a lot for a show like this.
For the first round, there are 4 judges who sit in
these nifty chairs that turn around. People come in and sing for them,
but the catch is that the judges can't see them singing, and have to
make a decision about them just from their voice...hence the name.
Long story short, it's a good new show, and you should all watch it.
mmmm k?
Well done NBC...well done.

p.s. have you entered the giveaway yet??
Because I think you should.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Did you know that TODAY is your LUCKY day??
My lovely readers, let me tell you just how lucky you are...

Milla from MGLdesign is giving YOU the chance to WIN
a gorgeous ROSE RING in one of my favorite colors, LAVENDER.
Isn't it FABULOUS?!

I asked Milla, the brains behind MGLdesign, to tell us
a little about her business, and how she finds her inspiration...

"I have a passion for making crafts, jewelry, beads, and other things.
My favorite things to make are rings, hair barrettes, and tutus.
I wanted to have a business all my life because I was constantly creating things.
A lot of inspiration comes from the people and the world around me."

So, here's how you can ENTER to WIN this RING:

1. Visit the MGLdesign Etsy store, then come back here and leave
me a comment telling me which item from MGLdesign is your favorite.

2. Blog about this giveaway, and leave me a comment with a
link to the blog post.

3. Tweet about this giveaway, and leave me a comment with
a link to the tweet.

4. Post a message on Facebook about this giveaway, and leave
me a comment with a link to the post.

(That gives you 4 different chances to enter!!)

All entries MUST be in by this FRIDAY, April 29th.

The winner will be announced on Saturday, April 30th.

And remember, you MUST be a public follower
of Our Orange Crush to enter.

See, I told you that today was your LUCKY day...
Good luck you guys!!

Easter Treats

Happy Monday!! Are you ready for a new week?

We hope you all had a WONDERFUL Easter.
The Easter Bunny made a stop at our house,
leaving our favorite Easter Candy and a gift certificate
to one of our most favorite restaurants...(Thanks Mom and Dad).

I wanted to share with you some of our favorite Easter treats from this weekend.
I opened our mailbox on Friday afternoon and found this...
Who knew you could mail an Easter egg? I'll have to remember
this for next year...note to self.
I opened up the egg and found all of these cute treats,
and a little note from my adorable friend Erin.
Geeze, I wish I could be as thoughtful as she ALWAYS is!!
On Saturday my nephew Will wanted to make cupcakes.
So, we decided to decorate them like little Easter baskets.
I think they turned out pretty dang cute!!
Thanks to my Mom, we even made some gluten-free
cupcakes so I could enjoy them too.
It was the first time I had eaten a cupcake in about a
year and a half...delicious!!

(Check back later for a chance to enter a giveaway
from MGL me, you won't
want to miss it!!)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Drum Roll Please...

Those of you who guessed were right on...
Next week I will be starting my new job at
In downtown Salt Lake City!!
I can't even begin to tell you how EXCITED I am.
Have any of you ever been to Roots, or seen any of their work?
One word...AMAZING!!
I can't wait to get started.
It will be so refreshing to do something new, and creative.
I'm one LUCKY girl for scoring this job!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Something NEW

So, I got a new job.
One that I am BEYOND excited about!!
You could say that it's always been a dream job of mine.
Want to know what it is?
Oh you do, do ya?
Well guess what, I'm not going to tell you...yet.
Here are some hints.
Take a guess...

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Today, Zach and I had the chance to have our
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS over for breakfast.
They loved it...and so did we.
We are so lucky to have such an enjoyable
calling in our ward, where we get to spend
time with all of these great kids.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Oh So Manly

This is Zach working on our latest and greatest project...
I know what you're thinking...MANLY huh?
I am beyond excited to see how it turns out!!
It will be the perfect addition to our little apartment.
I can't wait for it to be done...i'll post pictures.
Don't you fret.

Is anyone else as excited as I am that it's the weekend?
Thank goodness!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Zach and I got this cute DOORMAT yesterday
at you like it??
I sure do!! We scored it for a whopping
$8.00...pretty sweet huh?!
I don't know if I was looking my best yesterday.
Let's just hope I don't end up on one of those
"People of Walmart" emails. How embarrassing
would that be?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Definitions of Success

"It is necessary to prepare and to plan so that we don't fritter
away our lives. Without a goal, there can be no real success.
One of the best definitions of success I have ever heard goes
something like this: success is the progressive realization of a
worthy ideal. Someone has said the trouble with not having a goal
is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and
never cross the goal line."

-Thomas S. Monson