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

Monday, April 11, 2011


On April 7th, my dear friend BROOKE turned 22.
Her fiance Parker decided to throw her a surprise party
this past weekend so we could all celebrate her special day!!

If you know Brooke, you know that she loves ALL animals,
especially cute little BUNNIES. Yes, bunnies.
So, I thought that her party would only be complete if we had
a BUNNY cake for her to enjoy.
My friend Lizzie and I got to work on friday afternoon,
and made this cake for her...
That night we all met at Parker's house and waited for Brookie to arrive.

She finally got there, and was completely SURPRISED!!

She LOVED the cake.
We all had a great time hanging out, eating some of Brooke's
favorite treats, and celebrating her Birthday!!
Don't you love how happy these boys look in this picture...
It cracks me up!!

We all love you so much Brooke!!
Thanks for having a birthday, so we all had an
excuse to get together. xoxo

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Zach and I LOVE Wednesday afternoons...
Both of us have absolutely nothing to do.
No school, no work, no nothin'.
So, we get to spend the time together doing whatever we please.
This Wednesday it was super WINDY.
We decided that we needed to go FLY A KITE...Why not, right?
We ran to the local Toys R Us, and picked out a pretty sweet kite.
At first we thought it was a terodactyl...WRONG!!
It was actually a killer bee. Like I said, pretty sweet.

We are lucky enough to live right by Sugarhouse Park...the perfect
place to fly a kite.

Our kite broke about 5 minutes into the flight...I guess that's what
you get when you only pay $3.00 for the thing.
But don't fret, we fixed it, and up it went.

It was a perfect afternoon!!
We most definitely have a bad case of Spring Fever in this house.
Too bad it snowed the day after we flew our kite...stupid Utah.

Oh and in case you were wondering, I could NOT stop
singing the "Let's go fly a kite" song from
Mary Poppins the entire time we were at the park.
It's a good song, duh!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011