9.25.2011

Bracelets

These are some bracelets that I made. I found them on pinterest and followed the tutorials on how to make them. I love how they turned out. The leather bracelet tutorial can be found here. The pretzel bracelet tutorial can be found here. They were both very quick to make, fun, and I think pretty darn cute! 


Yellowstone





My roommates and I took a day trip over to Yellowstone National Park. It was free national park day so why would we not go? We had a blast! We got to see Old Faithful, many geological features in yellowstone, Norris Gyser Basin, and many different kinds of wild life. It is so amazing that in less then 2 hours we can drive to an extremely beautiful place in this world. Yellowstone is such a cool place and so interesting to see what strange things have occurred there. 

9.10.2011

Food Friday {Forgotten}

Whoops its only the second week of food friday and I already forgot. This week went by too fast. I didn't even remember it was friday until it just hit 12am on Saturday... I have been so busy this week that I haven't had much time to cook much of anything. But I have been seeing so many things that look so scrumptious that I want to try for this fall season. Here are some of the things I am hoping to make in the near future. 


I found these on this adorable blog. 

This cream cheese ripple pumpkin break. The Recipe can be found here.

These super cute cupcakes were found on thecakeblog.com

I hope to try these cute cupcake ideas out and this pumpkin bread this fall. 

9.09.2011

Mixed Emotions

Now that summer is basically over I was just thinking about the things I should be thankful for. 

1. Spending time in Cascade with my family. It was so relaxing and fun. 

2. Having family party's/ weddings. While I am away at school I feel like I never get to see my extended family. We had a few get togethers and a few weddings. I am grateful I was able to see a lot of my extended family. especially all the cute little ones that are growing up so fast. 

3. I am grateful for money I was able to make in this short break. I feel like I was truly blessed. I was able to work at the fair for 10 days and make some money. It was so good. I also was able to do little odd jobs like making cupcakes and sewing things for people. I also helped my family put together a yard sale. It has been a lot of work but my mom said if I did it the kids could all split the money. The yard sale is tomorrow so hopefully it goes well. All of these little things have helped out a lot so I can make it through next semester financially.
 
 
4. I am thankful for my friends. I got to visit some friends from high school and hangout with some friends from college. I am so blessed with friends that are so good to me. 

5. I am thankful for summer weather here in Idaho. Summer here hasn't been too hot. Last night with some friends we were just sitting outside and it was seriously the perfect temperature. Somedays it has been hot but I am grateful to have a pool that I can cool off in. I think living in Rexburg for the past three years has really made me thankful for summer weather. It gets too cold for too long in Rexburg. I am seriously not looking forward to those days of freezingness having to walk to my classes. So having summer warmth is so nice right now!

6. Along with nice weather comes beautiful outdoors. I am thankful for the beautiful trees, green grass, and flowers that come with summer. One of my favorite things to do is sit outside in my hammock being surrounded by the beautiful landscape of this earth. I love it! 

Only 2 more weeks until fall officially begins. I will be sad for summer to end but fall is also fun and its always exciting for a season change up.

Having the season change on us very shortly means its about time for another semester of school to begin. I have mixed emotions on the whole going back to school thing. I was just thinking about how much I am dreading going back to Rexburg because of the weather, far from home and family, stressful classes and so on. But then there are some exciting things about next semester. It is my final semester at BYUI :) I will graduate this next semester and that makes me extremely happy. So I am very excited for the semester to start so I can be done with school. I am also excited for this new semester so I can meet so many new people. Now that I am a senior a lot of my friends have graduated or moved on with their lives leaving me behind with not as many friends as I started college out with. So this semester will be a great adventure for me in finding many new friends. But it could be a good thing not having so many friends so I can actually focus on my school work like I should be doing anyways. Well only a couple of days until the semester begins. Wish me luck. I am really gonna miss my family and friends. This will most likely be me for the next three months...


9.02.2011

Food Friday

I love food... so I decided to feature a day every week with food that I enjoy making or new recipes that I have tried out. This week I made a special recipe that I created. I created it about a year ago. I got the idea from one of my favorite dishes at a restaurant and I added my own spin to it. I call it Chelsi's Sonoma Chicken. 



Chelsi’s Sonoma Chicken


3 chicken breasts cut into strips
7 pieces of bacon
1 ½ Cups of Mushrooms
3 Tbsp butter
1/3 cup Green Onions
½ cup sun dried tomatoes
2 Tbsp olive oil
¼ cup butter
1 cup cream
1 cup milk
½ cup Parmesan cheese
½ cup Italian cheese mixture
3 cloves of garlic
Noodles

In one pan melt 3 TBSP of butter and sauté mushrooms for about 6-10 min. In another pan, fry the bacon. Then cut the bacon into small bite sized pieces. In another pan put the 3 TBLP of olive oil and the chicken. Cook all the way through. Then add the green onions and garlic and sauté all together for 5 min. then add ¼ cup of butter and melt. Turn heat down to low. Add cream, milk, and cheeses. Mix and make sure not to boil but warm it. Then add the mushrooms and the bacon. Boil the noodles and add them to the chicken mixture. Serves 8