Sunday, May 21, 2017


It's almost scary how true this is. Our lives, our choices, our moods are not our own. They effect everyone who knows us and is associated with us. 


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

I am so not cool! Sometimes I hear things made fun of and think to myself, "I actually like that". And sometimes the things that are SO trendy just don't make it into my heart.
I like music.-all music. (OK, almost all music.) I don't care if it's totally uncool. If a Justin Bieber song I like comes on the radio, I will turn that baby up full blast and sing at the top of my lungs! If it's Opera-same!
And clothes??? If it's not comfortable, forget it! Comfort first is my style.
ROSE GOLD. I just don't get it. What is the big deal? Seems like everyone is going CRAZY over it and I'm over here thinking, "What? Why?"
Don't worry though. I'm not judging anyone who wears it. And it's just not my thing. But then again I am not the fashion police. Not even close!
So go ahead and wear your rose gold and your fancy clothes and listen to cool music. I'll just stay at home in my pajamas and listen to the carpenters.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
NERD ALERT!!!πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“
Is there something you don't like that everyone else seems to love? Please share so I don't feel like I'm the only one.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A Stitch In Time Saves MINE!!!

This is how the Burningham's spend a quiet evening at home!πŸ˜±πŸš‘πŸ˜·

Kade is a total stud!!!  πŸ’” He was super nervous about getting a numbing shot. Ted (another stud) was hoping to close the cut with just Dermabond, but it wouldn't line up evenly so he had to do one stitch in the middle first. ➰ He didn't have any numbing medicine at homeπŸ’‰ so we held ice on the cut for about a minute and a half. Ted did the stitch and Kade said he didn't even feel it. πŸ‘πŸ»The sides closed up beautifully with dermabond and Kade is good to go!  πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

What's more scary than getting a numbing shot? πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰Getting a stitch without the numbing shot.😱


Look what I got my hands on!  Isn't this a gorgeous color?  

Plum Pretty!!!

Technically a warm color, but I can wear it with no problem at all so I bet you can too! 

Do you need one for a Mother's Day or graduation gift?  Or maybe for yourself?

Just let me know and I'll get you some! 
$25 for the color 
$50 for a starter Collection.-- Color, gloss, remover.  (Regularly $55)  
This is that lipstick that really doesn't budge, smear or come off on your teeth.  4-18 hour wear!  
1 tube should last about 6 months.

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Music Review: Mormon Tabernacle Choir and friends

Deseret Book sent me a copy of this album and asked me to share my thoughts with you, my readers.  All opinions are my own.

MOTAB and Friends---What a fun album! I am a lover of many kinds of music from opera to country and even some hip hop. How they managed to make so many genres blend together so cohesively I'll never know, but definitely works 

I've always been a James Taylor fan and loved this rendition of The Lonesome Road. Homeward Bound was probably my favorite. What a beautiful voice Brian Tercel has. And what a blast to hear sweet Angela Lansberry share her first impressions of the song Beauty and the Beast and how she came to develop her character for Mrs. Potts. 

This one is being released just before Mother's Day on May 12 so if you want to get the perfect Mother's Day gift do not hesitate! Head over to Deseret Book ASAP! 

In the meantime. Follow the link below to preview this Album!  ENJOY!

Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Friends

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has collaborated with some of the most legendary vocalists and performers over the years. For this album, the Choir has assembled an unprecedented collection of recordings taken from standout performances over the past 15 years. Most of these performances were recorded live at the 20,000+ seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City. In addition, some real gems were uncovered or created specifically for this album, including a performance recorded live before millions of viewers at the start of the 2002 Winter Olympics (Sting & Yo-Yo Ma performing "Fragile") and new recordings such as Amy Grant's "Thy Word," The King's Singers' "I'm Running On," and Santino Fontana's "He Lives in You."

Album includes 11 tracks:

  • Fragile, feat. Sting & Yo-Yo Ma
  • The Prayer (from Quest for Camelot, feat. David Foster
  • Thy Word, feat. Amy Grant
  • That Lonesome Road, feat. James Taylor
  • He Lives in You (from The Lion King), feat. Santino Fontana
  • How Can I Keep from Singing?, feat. Renee Fleming
  • Through Heaven's Eyes (from The Prince of Egypt), feat. Brian Stokes Mitchell
  • Vitae Lux, feat. Sissel
  • Homeward Bound, feat. Bryn Terfel
  • Beauty and the Beast (from Beauty and the Beast), feat. Angela Lansbury
  • I'm Runnin' On, feat. The King's Singers

  • About the Author

    Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    The 360 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir represent men and women from many different backgrounds and professions and range in age from 25 to 60. They reflect a medley of unique lives and experiences and are brought together by their love for singing and their faith. Their incomparable voices are the common chord that unites to form the choral group known all over the world as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
    The Mormon Tabernacle Choir originated in the mid-19th century in Salt Lake City. As the Latter-day Saints moved west, Church President Brigham Young included musicians among members of the advance parties. Consequently, a small choir first sang for a conference of the Church in the Salt Lake Valley on August 22, 1847, just 29 days after the first group arrived. The origins of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir may be found in the desire and commitment of early converts to include appropriate music in both sacred and secular events.
    The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has appeared at 13 world's fairs and expositions, performed at the inaugurations of five U.S. presidents, and sung for numerous worldwide telecasts and special events. Five of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's recordings have achieved "gold record" and two have achieved "platinum record" status. The most popular was the Grammy-Award-winning 1959 release of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Music Review-City of Enoch: Sweet Redeemer

    Deseret Book sent me a copy of this album and asked me to share my thoughts with you, my readers.  All opinions are my own.

    I was at the gym yesterday (don't faint) and decided to give this new album a try. As soon as the music began streaming through my headphones I started smiling. 

    Who did these guys remind me of? Edwin McCain? Nickle Creek, Lady Antebellum? Maybe, but they definitely have a sound all their own and I LOVE IT! 

    This CD is going to be my new favorite to sing along to in the car! There's Joy and He Hears Me we're my instant favorites. 

    This album has a quality that makes you just want to sit back and enjoy listening and would make the perfect Mother's Day gift!

     Follow the link below to go have a listen for yourself and pick up your own copy. You won't be sorry!

    City of Enoch: Sweet Redeemer

    by City of Enoch

    City of Enoch is the group that you have been waiting for, with a captivating sound that is described as “Lady Antebellum harmonies meet Christian Contemporary praise.” This debut album from a rising trio features new songs, great Christian covers, and an incredible new arrangement of the classic hit “He Hears Me”.

    About the Author

    City of Enoch

    City of Enoch is a contemporary Christian vocal trio consisting of Jeremy Christensen, Brianna Curran, and Kyle Wesley. After traveling to Nashville to write songs and put together initial ideas for a group, Jeremy and Kyle began the concept of the group by writing the song “Bountiful” along with a mutual friend and producer. Shortly after that, they recruited Brianna Curran, someone they discovered on YouTube, after searching for singers in Utah who could complete their concept for a group with powerful three-part harmonies and the ability to easily share vocal leads. Based out of Salt Lake City, the group quickly gelled, and they began performing and creating more demo songs. Soon they were discovered by Shadow Mountain Records and signed a deal to immediately begin work on their first album. Their debut album features primarily original songs, drawing inspiration from their faith journey. Standouts are some of their first songs, “Bountiful” and “One Prayer away,” as well as an incredible cover of the Hilary Weeks classic “He Hears Me.” Expect big things from City of Enoch.
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    Monday, May 1, 2017

    Book Review: Once There Was a Mom

    Raising six kids has not been an easy endeavor. I have shed many tears, uttered many prayers and stayed up many nights worrying on behalf of the little ones I love so much.  When I look back on their young years I hardly remember the messy rooms, less than stellar grades, cavities, a kitten almost being cooked in the microwave, a call from the local police station (yep, that happened) broken… EVERYTHING and fears that I would fail them as a mother. Instead I see bedtime stories, heartfelt talks, family outings, much improved and impressive grades and dental hygiene, and laughing---lots of laughing because they have their dad's ingenious sense of humor.  My children have become my dearest friends and they've turned out to be really great people.

    I'm so excited to share Once There Was a Mom with you! This witty little book by Emily Watts is an absolute joy! It captures my feelings of motherhood perfectly!  Wendy lightheartedly pokes fun at the impossible bar we set as mothers for ourselves and for our children and brings to light the power in those seemingly insignificant, little tasks that take up so much of mothering children. I was actually in tears when I finished reading and I couldn't wait to share this book with you. 

    The fun, contemporary illustrations by Destin Cox add charm and interest to this darling story. I am buying a copy of this book for my daughters as a Mother's Day gift.  I know they will love it too!

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    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Chicken Chile Tacos.

    Well, dinner was a HUGE hit tonight!
    I came up with this simple taco recipe because I wanted to make something easy, healthy and delicious. 
    About 80% of what I cook is done in a crock pot!  I love the convenience of it and I love food cooked slow and low!  Tender and hearty!

    This isn't even so much a recipe as it is an idea. 

    1. Cook your meat of choice in your sauce of choice in the slow cooker on low for 4-6 hours. 

    2. Remove chicken from pot and shred. 

    3. Return chicken to pot and add taco seasoning. 

    4. Cook an additional 30 min or so. 

    Serve in your favorite shell and top with your favorite taco toppings. ---yummy!
    Easy as pie!--actually, easier than pie. Way, way easier than pie!  :)

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    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Contouring With ShadowSense! AMAZING!!!

    I've got to share this with you guys.  This is a game Changer!!!
    I do almost ALL of my make up with ShadowSense.  $22 per color.  It's super pigmented so it goes FOREVER and it's good to the bottom of the tube.  No more broken or crumbling powder!

    I hope you'll watch this video and feel free to ask questions.

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    Sunday, April 16, 2017

    Because He Lives Easter 2017

    Happy Easter. I know He lives. He's my friend and He's helping me to become a better person. I know He loves me and He loves you too! πŸ’—

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    Mary Poppins Table for Vntage Birthday Party

    Every spring our church celebrates the BIRTHDAY of it's women's organization. Our ward celebrated last week with an all things vintage party.  I'm not a leader in this organization anymore so I am not taking credit for anything. I just wanted to share. However, I did volunteer to decorate a table.  
    All the tables were decorated after broadway musicals. People are so creative!
    Mary Poppins, hello Dolly, Phantom of the Opera, little mermaid, South Pacific, breakfast at Tiffany's and beauty and the beast.  That was also sound of music.they decorated the table with a suitcase and items from the song A Few My Favorite Things. Brown paper packages tied up with string, kittens with whiskers, snowflakes and little white dresses with blue satin sashes. That table wasn't decorated until later so unfortunately I didn't get a picture of it, but cute ideas.

    Here are the Deets on my Mary Poppins table.  I decorated with the thought of the dance with Dick van Dyck and his red and white striped jacket.  So I had my color scheme. Red white and black. I got cups, napkins cupcake liners and straws that were red and white striped.  I got the carousel cupcake holder on Amazon. I will post the links below.  I cut Black silhouettes of various items from the show and put them on the cups, napkins straws etc. As you can see, the straws were used in the cupcakes to add to the look of the carousel. I attached tags that said tuppence two bags of gold coins and I made cake balls dipped in white chocolate and rolled in coconut. Then I attach them to plastic spoons with a little bit of melted white chocolate. These were my spoonful of sugar. I covered them with a cellophane bag and tied a tag to them that says "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. I have a link to the tags below. I cut out kites and umbrellas and attach them to the tags with a pop dot. "I got done and it just didn't look quite finished so I ran to the craft store and got some red and black helium balloons. It was just what the table needed.

    Print tags HERE
    Find Cupcake Carousel HERE
    Find Cupcake Wrappers HERE
    Find Cups HERE
    Find Napkins HERE
    Find Straws HERE

    They The gym decorated with clouds from different vintage items! It was so cute!  Dinner was marinated barbecue chicken, green Jell-O with carrots, salad and rolls.  Dinner was cakes made by various women who volunteered.

    There was also a speaker who talked about simplifying. It was a really good talk and she joked about the topic because these were definitely not simple decorations.  Haha. 

    Here's a little video to give you another look.

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    Monday, March 27, 2017

    Asian Lettuce Wraps

     I'm trying so hard to eat more healthy and I need something super flavorful to keep me from heading down to Taco Bell or McDonalds so tonight I made these EASY, YUMMY Asian Lettuce Wraps. 

    Cook turkey, mushrooms, water chestnuts, and onion in deep frying pan or wok till turkey is cooked through. 
    Combine Hoisin sauce, garlic powder, onion salt, brown sugar and soy sauce. Add to meat and heat through. 
    Serve on clean, dry Lettuce leaves. 
    Top with your favorite sauce. 
    Enjoy!  Hopefully this yummy recipe will keep us away from McDonalds and Taco Bell!  Heaven help up us all till cheat day!

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    Monday, March 20, 2017

    Diet & Exercise- mine need to change!

    Well, I have been so terrible about exercise for way too long and I've been eating whatever the heck I want to eat which means lots of fat, sugar and bread. I have got to get on a healthier way of living and I started (again) today!  

    I got up and rode my bike with my bestie which was also good for my soul because we always have great talks when we exercise. 

    It's hard making changes, but I have got to do it!  Sharing it will make me accountable, so here I am sharing!  I may share more of the particulars as I go, but here's my dinner. 
    1. Salmon
    2. 1/2 c of sweet potato 
    3. Asparagus 
    4. Salad
    Oh, and a diet orange Crush. I know this one is controversial, but we'll see how it goes. Right now it's my substitute for the Twisted Sugar Cookie at Sips. 

    Wish me luck,

    Sunday, March 19, 2017

    The Hope of Spring

    Tomorrow is March 21. The first day of Spring! My favorite season! My husband and I always tease each other about which season is best. He likes Fall because the work is done and it's time to celebrate what you've accomplished and reap the rewards of what you've sown. I like spring because it's a fresh start and there are signs of hope and new life all around us.

    The seasons are very symbolic to me and spring is a reminder that things will always get better. No matter how harsh and bleak the winter, spring always comes and with it, brings hope and new beginnings. 

    PS: I also like Mondays.

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    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Layton's Got A New Best Cookie!!!

     I don't know if this is a Utah thing or if this is going on all around the country, but I am loving all these little shops that keep popping up.  You can get flavored soda pop and other sweet treats and it's addicting.  Swig,  Fiz, Soda Crazy, and now Sips! It's huge!

    This is such a phenomenon. The Drive up window lines wrap around the buildings. 

    Sips just opened up down the street from me. I was pretty excited about that because now I can get my Sprite Zero with raspberry and coconut flavoring much more conveniently. 

    Unfortunately, my friend Makaylee told me to try their cookies. Big mistake! Do not try the cookies! I repeat, do not try the cookies!!! You will be hooked! 
    My favorite is the Twisted Sugar.  It is so good! A soft, but chewy sugar cookie tops with just enough delicious coconut frosting. (i'm not a huge frosting fan so I don't want gobs.) then comes the magic! I guess this is the twist. The cookie is topped with a wedge of lime. You squeeze the lime juice over the cookie before you eat it. Do I need to go on? You have to try it if you live anywhere near. Or at least try to re-create it in your own home.
    I just had to share. I thought this delicious little morsel deserved a shout out!

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    Friday, March 17, 2017

    Paris Fashion Week Make Up Trends

     Image may contain: 1 person, closeupI'm not sure how many of you know that I started a new adventure back in May, but I am having so much fun and this has turned out to be a way bigger deal than I had ever imagined.

    When I signed up to be a distributor for SeneGence (LipSense) I did it so I could get as many LipSense lipstick colors as I wanted at 50% off. Then my friends wanted it and then I started a Facebook group and here I sit less than a year later with over 100 people on my team, actually making money, (I mean, more than you would think $$$) and I am loving it!

     I love helping my "girls" find success and skills they didn't know they had. I love helping them earn extra money for their families, I love meeting new friends and I love the extra money it has brought my family. 

    My blog has always been about what I am doing. This is what I'm doing now so I will be posting on this blog occasionally about beauty tips and beautiful colors and magic lipstick and cosmetics that stay put all day, but we are just going to have fun and I am going to try to share some valuable beauty tips with you that I have learned.  I will also continue to share crafts and party ideas and recipes and whatever else I am up to. I hope you will join me. 

    My Facebook group has helped me overcome a lot of my internet shyness. I will be Sharing how-to videos and much more of my personality here. No more "Pinterest perfect" life. Because it's not! 

     Today I want to share the upcoming make up trends from Fashion Week in Paris. I love these romantic, classic looks. This is the best make up I've ever used. And you can get anything you see from me. Just contact me on Facebook, email or comment if you want anything. 
    Image may contain: 1 person, closeup
    I used the products mentioned in this post. I'll Mark the ones I used with an *
    Either way, let me know what you think of these trends. 

    Best Beauty Trends from Paris Fashion Week

    Paris Fashion week took place this month and turned out some of the upcoming season’s hottest makeup trends: 

    1. Glossy Berry Lips

    A trending look on the runways from Fashion Week was a clean, glowing and minimalistic look with one exception- a berry lip color painted on and sealed with a glossy top coat. Berry, Plum, and Napa are the go-to colors here.

    2. Statement Brows

    Well-defined, statement brows are here to stay this season. To fill in your brows or give them a boost in the appearance of fullness and shape, go for liquid BrowSense, or crème to powder *ShadowSense in a shade that matches your brows.

    3. Touches of Burgundy
    Mulled Wine
    Mulberry, Garnet, Sandstone Pearl*
    Dusty Rose

    Dramatic touches of burgundy in makeup were paired with romantic braids on the runway. Use ShadowSense in shades of Mulberry, Garnet, Sandstone Pearl; on lips try Mulled Wine and Dusty Rose LipSense.

    4. Pink Flushed Cheeks*

    Feminine pink blush was seen swept across the entire cheekbone- from apple to temple. *BlushSense in Cherry, Pouty Pink, Toasted Rose or ShadowSense in Mulberry or Pink Frost would work great. Buff and blend with a brush for the most natural effect.

    5. Golden Eyes
    Gold Shimmer

    Gold Shimmer & Bronze Shimmer

    Touches of metallics were seen all over this fashion week’s runways! Blend Gold Shimmer and Bronze Shimmer ShadowSense on your eye, or use as eyeliner with an angled brush. Silver Shimmer ShadowSense also looks gorgeous swept under the eye or used to highlight the inside corners of eyes.

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    Sunday, February 26, 2017

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