Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sprinkle Cookies

These cookies are a dream come true. Did you know that Oreo's come in a birthday cake flavor? Um, yeah, my heart skipped a beat to!

So the funfetti cookie is nothing new, but throwing a birthday cake Oreo in the center is a cause for a celebration... grab your party hats and your glasses of milk because you will be having a party in your mouth after eating these bad boys.

You need:

 2 eggs, funfetti cake mix, 1/3 cup oil, and the star of the show... a birthday cake Oreo.

**** 1 package of Oreos goes through 2 boxes of funfetti mix.

Mix the oil, eggs, and cake mix together and roll over a Oreo. Place on a greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart and bake at 375 for 7-9 minutes.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Moving update

This has been my life the past 2 weeks...

a big cardboard mess :)

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With such a eventual last couple weeks,  I decided to throw a last minute get together where I could say good bye to all my friends. It had been so crazy that it was nice to take a break from the above photo and do what I do best... chatting with friends :)

The next day we packed up the trucks, had a last minute doughnut, and quickly found we had too much to do so we stayed at a friends house for that night and hit the road Sunday.

Jaxon was loving the big tires and hanging out with all the neighbor kids. He loves all his "friiiiiiieeends" He will look out the window and beg mom peeaaasse, I wanna friiiiieeeeends. Oh how it tore me up to take him away from his friends.

Jaxon just eating a peach watching everyone else work. :) Rough life as a toddler. 

Don't want to go ..... you will have to pry my hands off this sign. 

When I was driving this song popped up and perked up my what was otherwise a crappy attitude about moving. 

Always fun to try and get this monster through a gas station.

A quick stop in Barstow for a Popsicle break or how Jaxon likes to call it "pop-a-cul"- oh and I cant forgot the fly in the car. Every time the fly landed on Jaxon he would burst out in tears and then I would start laughing. He would quickly say, "no funny." 

These were some great memories for me and him in the car. I was dreading the car ride but it was the first time I was able to just sit and think for a period of time so it was quite nice. 

We finally arrive with gifts and homemade lasagna from grandma... I could get use to this :)

that night the missionaries came over and helped unload our truck into my in laws garage. Then the next day Jaxon came down sick and has been sick for the last couple days. 

So there it is. I have completed my first week here and I only cried once! I have met some great women in my church to hang out with, and I only got lost on the roads twice. I miss Utah where there is only 2 freeways and everything is labeled by 1st south, 2nd south... not all these Spanish names I cant pronounce. I am however making progress, I feel that the first couple days I had a poor attitude about California but I am starting to enjoy my time here. Hopefully Jaxon will start feeling better and actually sleep through the night. Wish me luck to a healthy boy, not caring that my sons party will be lame since everything I own is in boxes, and to finding a house. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sprinkles Letters Tutorial

In July, I hosted a baby shower for my dear friend. I chose the theme "sprinkle her with gifts." I wanted to do a different twist on the word "sprinkle" so we had a DIY cupcake bar with LOTS of sprinkles. For the centerpiece of my table scape... (always needs a center focal point)  I made this fun project I am sharing with you today.

(all the supplies besides the sprinkles you can get at The Wood Connection. The sprinkles in bulk were purchased from Orson Gygi)





Or this method...

(method 2 works the best)


More pictures of the whole shower coming soon on my blog.

 Now for the fun part....

One of you will win a gift certificate for 25 dollars to spend on whatever you want in their store. You have to be local here in Utah to use it in their store.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This post was sponsored by The Wood Connection. I was compensated for this post but all opinions are 100% mine.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Garage Sale plus Bridget's Boutique

This Saturday I will be, along with many of my neighbors having a huge SunCrest Garage Sell. The sale is from 9-1 up at the Suncrest Community Center here in Draper. Best way I can describe how to get here is to get off the bangerter exit (the Ikea exit) and take a left and head east up the mountain towards SunCrest. Head ALL THE WAY up the mountain until you reached the top and you will see all of us out on the big grass field. I will be selling lots of clothes, my Bridget's Boutique Jewelry, and decor before I leave the following Saturday to Cali. Come check it out and say hello !!

ALSO do to everything happening so fast and the quick move. I have temporarily placed my boutique sales on hold so I can focus on moving.  I hate to do this just after opening, but I had no way of antcipating how fast and or emotional this move would be. I have spent too much time crying and not enough time packing so I have to stop selling for a week and then I'll be back on with more product.  If you have placed an order before 12 pm today your orders will still go out tomorrow :)

Thanks and I hope to see some of you at the garage sale. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Vintage Revivals Epic Room Makeover!

You know my adorable, creative, hilarious friend Mandi from Vintage Revivals... The one I threw a TLC Craft Wars Party for?...

OH good you remember...

Okay, well GUESS WHAT! she is doing a EPIC ROOM MAKE OVER... I am super bummed I cant enter since I literally don't have a place to call my own, but since I cant enter I would LOVE if one of my readers won her contest. She is going to COMPLETELY redo one persons room of their choice. There are lots of ways to enter so you HAVE to go check it out...  she also posted pictures of last years winners before and after. Seriously GO now and check out her blog, it is like a DIY Pinterest board all in one amazing site!

Go Check it out HERE

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

We Are Moving...

I don't even know where to begin to write this post...

(first off, I am writing this fast due to so much to do, so don't judge the grammatical errors)

It has been an emotional roller coaster this past month. I wont go into too much personal detail, but I have been finding getting or staying pregnant harder than I thought. I don't want to address this too much because I know this is a sensitive subject where MANY have tried for a LOT longer than me and still cant. I am so blessed and lucky to at least have one and I know that.  I know I will have more kids, and its just a matter of the Lords time, not mine. So by no means am I throwing a pity party. I am simply sharing the events of my life this past while.

Now onto the next event:

Lately, I had this overwhelming feeling I needed to simply my life. NO more parties, NO more blogging etc for a while and just focus on my family. Take that time figuring out why I am not getting pregnant and just keep that as my focus. I tend to be a "stresser, " I stress over things not important, and I am a person who HAS to be busy. I am always doing something, and I tend to overfill my time with things that eventually stress me out and really don't matter. Like, really Bridget do I have to do this craft, will my readers actually care? Probably not!

 I need to learn to not stress the small stuff and hopefully that could help in some way to get/stay pregnant. Who knows... just a thought and its worth a try. So I decided it was time to simplify and not be a working mom for a while. There is NOTHING more important to me than being a mom, and at that time I didn't need to work, I chose to. Well, that whole focus on family thing lasted only 2 days when my husband got a phone call about a job opportunity that would take my family to California for the rest of our lives....  My husband would be completely switching careers into something he currently wasn't doing nor ever thought he would. This move will also keep us in California for the rest of our lives. Every time my husband came up with a new business idea I kept saying I just wish I knew what we were going to do and just stay put. I got what I wanted, but now I am not sure if its what I want... typical Bridget!


Now I am going to get personal here by sharing MY beliefs. This past month has been a lot of praying. Praying for a child and now praying for what to do with my family. My husband also had a job interview for a job here in Utah another potential one in AZ and in So. Cal. These are all great blessings. People cant find jobs and here my husband has options. However, the one that is taking us to California came first and was in need of someone asap, so we were having to be quick with our decisions. This is something my family didn't take lightly, and with a LOT of prayer, fasting, crying, and more prayer. We both knew what we needed to do. This by far is the biggest decision I have ever made in my life, and I WAS terrified we would make the wrong one. Thankfully, my husband had an amazing spiritual experience where he knew California is where we are suppose to go and from then on out we just have to put our trust in the Lord and know that this is where he wants us, and we need to move forward. This doesn't mean I haven't CRIED and cried HARD to know I am leaving the place I grew up and love so much. I am a Utah girl through and through. They are going to have to pry my fingers of the "welcome to Utah" sign to get me out of this state. My family is super tight and I know what I will be missing by moving.  I feel like I am closing a big chapter of my life that I am not done reading.

I am heart broken to leave all my friendships I have made over the years, my amazing neighbors, and my connections I have worked so hard to get for this blog. However, when times get hard, I can fall back on the feelings and answer my husband received that he KNOW this is where we are suppose to go.

The job we are taking will be a big pay cut at first, but in the long run will be a great blessing for our family. It is a lot of sacrifice up front with hopeful potential down the road. It is one of those situations of take 1 step back for 2 steps forward. This was about 4 weeks ago that we got wind of this opportunity and after going over our finances etc and knowing the cost of living in California, I knew I HAD to go back to work OR make something work. This is when and why I launched Bridgets Boutique. I am excited for this boutique and the response thus far has been more than I could ask for. I have great plans for the future for it, but until I get settled in I am going to keep it simple so I can, like I said before, focus on my family.

SO...  I went from taking a break to being busier than ever... or so I thought, but life just got even crazier.

Yesterday Chase flew out to California for the final interview and right then and there they said "Congrats, you are now a member of Merrill Lynch and you start Sept 19th....... "


Let the packing up my whole house, mail out all my packages from Very Jane, sell my car, get all the Dr visits in before we lose insurance, tie up loose ends, sell our town home, and leave the 16th to drive to Cali where we will live with my in laws until we can find a place. Okay so NOW I am busy. Hopefully we will be able to find a place soon and I can get settled in and get back to normal.. or at least throw my son a decent bday party for his birthday the end of this month :).

CALIFORNIA HERE WE COME! I have cried enough over the decision and I am going to try my best to enjoy my last 2 weeks in Utah as much as I can and just try to have a positive attitude and take this as an adventure. I am done thinking of all the reasons why I don't want to go: traffic, cost of living, no cousins for Jaxon, no Blaser family, the atmosphere is not what I am use to in Utah where there is a church on every corner lol. I need to switch my attitude and think of all the positive because there is a lot. I have nothing against California, I just never thought of raising my kids and settling there for life. It is just a hard idea to wrap my head around in just 2 weeks.  I have told myself my whole life I am raising my kids here in Utah. It is just all the unknown. All I know is Utah and more of a sheltered lifestyle, so it will be an experience for sure, but an experience I will grow to love and be so grateful for the experience. 

LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN... literally right now... I got to stop blogging and start a packing ;)

BUT WAIT, one more thing...

DON'T think I am about to leave with out throwing a farewell party. If you would like to come say good bye and watch me cry lol, then you can email me for directions to my"Bitter Sweet goodbye" Party at my parents house.

Invitation done by Mimi's Dollhouse! (she is flipping amazing)

Monday, September 3, 2012


Peeps, wow this has been almost a month ago. If you only knew everything that has gone on this past month you would understand why I am slacking. I will hopefully be able to share all those... well not ALL... but most of the details soon. Things have been just plan CRAZY in the Parry house. 

Okay so here is my last post on Hawaii...

Jaxon had a blast eating all the shaved ice and going down the water slides... over and over and over and over again.  

I went snorkeling and almost died of a heart attack when I swam down to the bottom of the ocean to take a picture of a fish and something HUGE brushed up against my body. All I could see was out of my camera lens when I saw this blur of darkness swim right across my lens.  Turns out a sea turtle, I named Willis came to say hi. It was so cool once I realized I wasn't being eating by a deadly shark. 

Eating at Humuhumunukunukuapuaa. Yep you read that right! This could of been the best food I have ever had. Take that back it WAS the best food I ever had.

Downsides which now are great memories:
The road to Hana... LAME and I got carsick. We left our map at home and didn't know where to stop do to the hikes. We drove to get to this black sand beach that wasn't anything I thought it would be. The worst part is some how the hotel gave us disgusting smelly towels, but it took the whole 5 hour drive to finally figure out what the heck was smelling the car up. Sorry Colby (brother in law) I kept blaming you :) Even though at the time I was like this is my personal H. E. double L. wanting to throw up in the back sit, I now laugh every time I think of the experience.

Well, that's all folks!

Cant wait to share an ADORABLE party in the coming week on my blog :)

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