Monday, October 29, 2012

      What a fun-filled week!  Today we had Sunday dinner at
my parents and they told us all about their 10 day trip to Portugal!  I would love to go there someday.  It looks beautiful!  My cute, amazing sister-in-law Dani made these beautiful home made rolls.  She is so talented.  I have never seen anything that she can't do and do it well!  She is on my Younique team and she is doing amazing!  She has already sponsored one girl and I know she will be sponsoring many, many more!  She is very talented and such a good example to me.  She is a great wife to my brother and she has four little ones under the age of 6.  Three boys and one girl.  She is one busy gal, that is for sure!  I love her with all my heart. 

     This is a picture of my son holding a pumpkin that he colored for his biological mom.  Today has been 7 years since she passed away.  It is always a heartbreaking day for my husband and his four as they mourn their loss.  She was an amazing woman who loved being a wife and mother.  She was only 33 years old.  Way too young in my opinion to leave this life but I am not the one in charge.  I know she is so proud of her kids and is always looking down on them. 

     This past weekend I went to Time Out For Women, aka as TOFW.  It was downtown in Salt Lake City.  I went with some friends from my old neighborhood and we has so much fun.  It was very uplifting and reminded me to "seek the good" in my life.  We all have trials but if we look for the good, we will find it! 

My favorite speaker was a man named Chris.  In 2007, he was driving a car with his wife, who was 5 months pregnant and their daughter and two of their sons.  Their oldest son was not with them at the time.  They were hit by a drunk driver. His wife, their unborn child, their only daughter and one of their sons were instantly killed.  They knew the teen that had hit them.  He told the story of laying there watching his wife take her very last breath.  He had the thought to let it go.  He knew he had to forgive this young kid who had done this to him and his family.  His talk was amazing.  It was one of hope and forgiveness.  He since then has remarried a woman who lost her husband to cancer.  She had two children.  They have had two more together.  So they now have six children.  He talked about the fact that the two they have had together have helped to heal the hurt.  I was so choked up as I have witnessed that in my own life.  Our little Lilly, who at the moment is  running her wet little fingers over my computer screen as I type, yum!  It is o.k. because I can't imagine life without her.  She has brought so much joy and happiness to our family.  Chris and his story is such an inspiration to me.  I am so grateful that I had  the opportunity to hear him.  This a picture below of he and I. 

Our lunch break at TOFW. 

My Younique news of the week is awesome!  If you signed up to be a Presenter in the month of October, you were entered in a drawing and then for each Presenter you had under you, you also got your name in it that many more times.  So, I had five chances to win and I won!  I have never won anything in my life!  I am so excited!  I also have never had an ipad either, let alone and ipad 2!  It came engraven with Younique's logo on the back.  My kids have had so much fun with it already.  I am sure I will have fun too if I can ever get it away from them!  Youniqe is such an amazing company to be a part of.  Thanks Younique!  I love my ipad! 


     So, have any of you seen this house in Riverton?  Kaitlyn takes voice lessons kind of behind IFA off of 12300 S.  and when I was taking her, I saw these enormous pumpkins in someone's front yard!  They were awesome!  The probably had atleast a dozen.  She was so cute.  She pretended she was trying to lift them.  I love my Katie-loo-hoo. 

Below is our little cowgirl mini miner cheerleader all ready for her performance.  The picture below is of her and two of her friends. After they performed, they got to give out the awards for the SoJo marathon.  They had a lot of fun doing that.  Go Bingham! 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Mowhawks and Beautiful Ninjas!

Mowhawk Skills

So, I am really not one to brag much but I am pretty proud of my mowhawk skills.  They are a lot of work but so fun for the kids for Halloween, especially my little Melanie who is 8.  She is going to be rocker this year and she had 2 parties last weekend she had to dress up for.  What do you think? 



Kaitlyn wanted to be a ninja with beautiful eyes.  She did her make-up almost 100% by herself.  I think she did a great job.  She definitely has beautiful eyes in my opinion. 


Dinner in a pumpkin

So I have had this before years and years ago but decided to try it myself because my cute 10 year old son Walker grew 15 pumpkins in his garden this year. 

The cutest lil' punkin in my opinion, our youngest Lilly who will be 3 in Feb. 
Here are the ingredients for dinner in a pumpkin;

1 medium pumpkin, remove top and clean insides out
1 1/2- 2 lbs of ground beef 1 cup chopped celery
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
3 c. cooked rice

1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup1/2 cup chopped or sliced mushrooms (omit if you aren't a mushroom fan)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons soy sauce
salt and pepper

Brown hamburger. In another pot, cook rice (white or brown) as directed on package. Chop and saute celery, onion, and green onion. Once tender combine vegetables with hamburger, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, mushrooms, brown sugar, soy and salt and pepper. Mix well.
Put mixture inside the pumpkin, replace lid. Place on baking sheet and into a 400 degree oven. Bake until pumpkin is tender (1 1/2 to 2 hours). Scoop out to serve, scraping sides of pumpkin to get the cooked pumpkin in the mixture. It is so good it melts in your mouth!
The verdict?

   Most of my kids really liked this.  My hubby loved it and I definitely will make it again because I really enjoyed it too!  That is if I have someone to clean out the guts.  Can't say I enjoy that part too much, you know?  I remember being little and wanting to pick the biggest pumpkin at the patch that I could carry.  Now I like the smallest because they have the least guts!  Or, I actually really prefer painting them, plus they stay fresher longer.  To each his own I guess! 



     So, my younique news for the week is that I have the opportunity of sponsoring 4 people so far!  October has been recruitment month and so far in 22 days, there has been 99 people sign up!  I think that is fantastic! 

     Now friends.  If you are sitting on the fence about whether or not to become a Presenter, I am talking to you so please listen!  I do not think you will ever regret becoming a Presenter.  After all, if you decide it is not for you, you are out $99.00, right?  You could sell 4 kits and make your money back and then never do a thing with it again.  But HERE IS MY FEAR!  I don't want anyone to have any regrets!  In the words of my wise sis-in-law, this train is moving fast so if you want to hop on, now is the time!  It is the ground floor of a company who has the greatest success.  This is brand new, hot, elite, fresh and you don't want to miss this opportunity!  I am not a pushy person because no one hates pushy people more than me.  BUT.....if you are sitting on the fence, just do it!  You will be so glad that you did when you did!  I believe in direct sales!  I know people who make a lot of money because they got in when they did!  Sign up now!  It is so easy!!!! I am so happy to answer any questions for you too.  Just let me know and I will find out the answer if I don't already know it.  Do it!  Do it!  Do it! 

Have a great week!


Monday, October 15, 2012

My Personalized Presenter's Kit came!
I am totally stoked and I don't think I have used that word since high school!  I got my personalized Presenter's kit last week in the mail.  It was like Christmas!  Here are some picts!

For only $99.00, here is what was included in my Presenter's kit:
  • 250 business cards and I got to pick the color. 
  •    100 product cards (that highlight the products and have my bio and picture on the other side)
  •    My ‘white’ status charm
  •    My Presenter’s Guide (which explains the Commissions Program and the Virtual Parties)
  •    3 darling purple Younique branded Bling pens.
  •    You essentially get 25% discount on the products because you make your own commissions when you pay full price.  

You are also given your own Younique website that
you direct your customers to.
In addition, You get your commissions
 instantly paid directly to your PayQuicker Younique
debit card (which is also provided when you sign up)


 Happy Birthday Janessa! 

Happy Birthday to my amazing 19 year old Janessa!  She is such a sweetheart.  I can't believe she is that old.  Time flies way to fast!  I am so proud of the beautiful Young Woman she has become. She is so responsible and helpful.  She is a ray of sunshine in my life.  We are a blended family and so I have only been her mom for 6 years.  From the second her Dad and I got engaged, she kissed me on the lips and said, "I love you Mom, welcome to the family."  She is a godsend.  She is an amazing example to me and is going to make an incredible wife and mother some day.  Hopefully she will wait a few years...I have a 2 1/2 year old so I am by no means ready to be  a grandma!   Happy Birthday Janessa! 

Me and my cute sis Nat
My cute sis Ali grabbin some grub
before the concert!

We love Carrie Underwood! 

I went to her concert and it was amazing!  I bawled when I saw her...I think it was a combination of being star struck but also I felt a lot of gratitude that I was there.  We went because my Dad turned 60 this month and so we took him and my mom with my 4 other siblings.  We had a blast!  She is so gorgeous and talented.  I found myself jealous of her beauty and talent and thought, "if all I had to worry about was my self, I may have great legs like that too!  I would have time to work out, have other people make healthy meals for me, and get nights of uninterrupted sleep".   But the truth is, I wouldn't trade my role as a mom for anything.  Hey, I love and am totally into having varicose veins.  My daughter said a few years ago that they give her have nightmares. " Thanks sweetie!  I have them from being pregnant with you!"  You have got to love kids honesty! 

Carrie Underwood
Blown Away Tour
My cute brother Jase is the best uncle in the world!
Here he is playing barbies with my little one.
You can't really tell but there is a basketball going on on T.V.
If that is all it takes, I am pretty lucky! 
Great multi-tasking, huh? 
So, some people are ambidextrous...I am
horizontalous.  I made that word up.
What that means is I pinched a nerve or
something doing hair and still
needed to trim my sister's bangs so I
did it while laying on the floor.  She
is a good sport and I
discovered a talent I didn't
know that I had! I don't think
this is a regular service I will
offer, so sorry.  Ha Ha!