Day 24 is a Treasure

Last night Michael and I stayed at a hotel in Salt Lake and saw the Broadway production of Young Frankenstein! It was a lot of fun to go out of town for a night. 

His father gave us his tickets because he's in Italy right now, and he arranged for us to stay at a hotel. 
It was so nice.

We walked from our hotel to a restaurant, then to the Capital Theatre, and then back to our hotel. It was super cold after the show! There was a freeze warning, but we didn't know when we first left on foot.

It was great fun! The play was well acted, they all had great talent, the dancing and singing was super, but I don't think I would recommend it to anyone. It had a lot of vulgar parts and all of the songs (it was a musical) were very uncomfortable.

Sitting in front of us was a couple with their three young kids, I would guess the oldest was ten. I felt awkward for them. Luckily their parents made them leave early.

Anyway, it was a great night on the town!

And today the photo prompt is something you wish you could change. There are lots of things that I wish I could go back and do differently if I could: things I would say, things I wouldn't say, things I would do, things I wouldn't do. But those things are not to be mentioned today. Instead I'll say

Gas prices. 
But not only in the superficial way, because I understand peak oil, so I know we're getting to the point where oil will not be able to get any cheaper. 

So when I say gas prices I also mean I wish I could change the oil companies so that they would allow alternative energy sources to come out instead of abolishing any breakthroughs as they have done thus far. 

I wish I could change it so that instead of being addicted to oil, everyone around the world used clean, renewable energy.

What's something you wish you could change?
What are your fun plans for the weekend? Do they include an awkward play? ;-P


Day 23 is a Treasure

 Today the prompt is a picture of your favorite book.

I am an avid reader. I absolutely love reading! Getting engrossed in a new world and story is one of my favorite things to do. 
I have many books that I love, and that I reread more than once. But my consistent favorites are:

The Harry Potter books, of course! And The Name of the Wind. I LOVE the Name of the Wind.

What's your favorite book?



Day 22 is a Treasure

Wow... I'm at 22 already! I feel like I'll be lost when this is over.
What in the world will I blog about?! :-P

Today the prompt is a picture of something you wish you were better at

This was easy for me, because it's been on my mind a lot lately.
There are a lot of things I wish I was better at, and I'm working on. Things like patience, math, jewelry, writing, guitar and cooking. Definitely cooking.

But right now, the thing I wish I was better at the most?
Singing. I really wish I was a better singer. I always have.

This was me being goofy after the Magistro Family benefit Christmas Concert last Christmas :-)

What's something you wish you were better at?


Day 21 is a Treasure

So far so good, there's no infection with the bite!
Whew. Let's hope it stays that way :-)

Today the prompt is a picture of something you wish you could forget.
Logan's Run... oh gosh, there are no words for such silly, pointlessness. 

Glitter... need I say more?

and Transformers 2... I really, really liked the first one. But the second? Come on! there was hardly any plot, the story had big holes in it, and they added a bunch of vulgarity just to grab your attention. Here's hoping the third is more like the first.

What's something you wish you could forget? 


Small Treasure Tuesdays

Happy Tuesday all, and welcome to Small Treasure Tuesdays!

Remember, your post doesn't have to be long, it can be as simple as linking up a picture or a quote. I don't want anyone feeling overwhelmed by this :-)
Here are the guidelines:
1) Make sure you link directly to the page your Small Treasure Tuesdays post is on, not your main blog page. If you don't have a blog, you can still participate and leave your treasure in a comment.

2) Please link back here so other people can join in on the fun! A good way to do that is by grabbing my button :-)

3) Visit as many people as you want/can. Everyone loves to know what you think of their treasures!

My treasure is, of course, my photo for the day :-)

The challenge today is a habit you wish you didn't have, and normally that wouldn't be a treasure, but I take it as a challenge to change. And I am working hard to improve, and to me, that makes it a treasure :-D

The habits I wish I didn't have the most are procrastinating and biting/picking at my nails

But like I said, my treasure is that I am working on changing these habits, and I've been seeing improvements :-) The hardest part is finding something else to fidget with instead of my nails ;-P

Treasured Participants:
Nain @ View From Down Here
Amber @ Amber Le Shell Rants
Chloe @ My New Life as a Housewife
Melissa @ Those Northern Skies
Denise @ Pitterpat and the Stickycat

What's your treasure this week?
I'd love to hear about it, just leave the link in a comment and I'll add it to this post :-)


Day 19 is a Treasure

Happy Monday Everyone!

Before I share my photo with you all, I'm going to tell you about my Easter.
On Saturday night Michael and I hid plastic candy filled eggs, and Easter baskets for each other around our apartment. So on Easter morning we had a fun little hunt! It was great. It was our first time spending Easter morning at home and doing our own hunt. It really was a blast.

I hid Michaels basket on our coat rack, it looks similar to this here, only a dark brown/black. I hung it underneath my jackets. It had him stumped for a little while :-)

Then we went to church, after which we went to Michaels parents house, we had an egg hunt with the kids, which was so cute, and we had a delicious dinner and read some very nice quotes about the reasons why we celebrate Easter. We also were celebrating two of Michaels sisters birthdays, so we had birthday cake too. 

It was lots of fun.

However, after church and before we went to my Mr's parents, we had some down time. In which I wrapped the birthday gifts and Michael did some reading in bed. His feet were under the covers, and all the sudden he felt a little pinch on the top of one of his big toes. Figuring he had just gotten some hair caught on the bedding he thought little of it. 

Until it started to hurt. And then his leg started to feel a little numb and tingly.

Ripping the covers off he searched for the culprit so we could know what kind of spider bite we were dealing with, but whatever it was, it was gone.

Over the next few hours the bite got very swollen, red and painful to the touch. I of course called the hospital, but they would charge me a butt load of money just to diagnose if the bite was lethal. So I called poison control, luckily the lady was very friendly, and she had me describe his symptoms. She assured me that the only very poisonous spiders in our area are black widows, and as long as he doesn't start getting muscle clenching within 4 hours after the bite, he would be fine. 

We were also instructed to keep it clean, and dry. 
I watched it closely, and thankfully he is fine!  Now all I have to do is keep an eye on it the next few days to make sure it doesn't get infected. 

I was so worried though guys, I can't tell you how relieved I am that it isn't serious.

When we got home we tore our bed apart. We searched everywhere and found no trace of any spiders (although we know we have them, we killed 3 last week). So, we changed all of our bedding, moved our bed away from the wall, sprayed lemon juice everywhere, and we'll be calling a professional to come spray soon.

We think it was a wolf spider, their bites are said to feel like a bee sting, which is pretty much how it felt for Michael.

I have a deep, deep hatred of spiders. 
I am so not okay with them being anywhere near my bed!
You can read about another spider experience here.

Anyway, I hope your easter was fun, and not as scary!

Now onto my photo challenge.
Today the prompt is a picture of you when you were little:

I don't have many pictures of me when I was little on my computer, and I have no idea how to use the scanner, so you'll just have to make due with some of the random ones I could find ;-)
 This was my first birthday
 I'm not sure how old I am here, but it's Halloween, and I'm Little Red Riding Hood :)
And I'm pretty sure this one was on St. Patty's day :-)

Do you have some cute pics on your blog of when you were little? 
If so leave the link and I'll check it out too :)

I'm linking this to Nain's meme Motivation Monday, because I'm motivated to get rid of the spiders!
Motivation Monday


Day 18 is a Treasure

Tomorrow is Easter! 
It's such a lovely time of year, and it's a fun holiday :-)

What are your plans for easter?
I'm planning on going out today to buy the things for Michael's easter basket, this will be our first year hiding baskets for each other. It will be most enjoyable I think ;-)
We painted eggs last night with my family, it was such fun! 

Today the challenge is a picture of your biggest insecurity.

Here's the thing, I try to avoid pictures of it, and so I couldn't find any. Now, granted I didn't look at every single, but through the ones I have on my computer I don't have any. I might from high school, but those aren't scanned in... anyway, this is the closest thing I could find
So, my insecurity is my back

I have scoliosis, and even though I hide it well and I haven't let it hold me back from anything that I want to do, it is still something that I struggle with. 

I'm not as insecure about it as I used to be, but it is still my biggest insecurity.

I'm very grateful that I have my great chiropractor who has been able to help my back become more aligned and that I have my inversion table which helps even more.

My chiropractor said that the improvement my back has made is much more than he thought possible, and it is making him believe in miracles. That was very nice to hear. :)

What's your biggest insecurity?
ps. Remember I won't be posting tomorrow

pps. Happy Easter Everyone!!


Day 17 is a Treasure

Today the prompt is a picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently

I try to be willing and open to change, growth and development and as such I try to allow things to impact my life and help mold it and me in a positive way.

That's the dream, right? ;-)

Alas, I cannot show pictures of everything that has impacted my life recently and so I decided to choose making jewelry because that has had a big impact on my life, I also am showing a few of the books that have impacted me recently and I have the documentary "Tapped" because it, and other documentaries have made a huge difference in my life

What is something that has impacted your life recently?


Day 16 is a Treasure

My internet has been completely stupid and has not let me upload a picture until now, and since this is a photo challenge, I couldn't post this until I got the picture up :-)
Last night I turned in my 13 page paper!
And I gave my ten minute presentation on it... I sure hope I get a good grade, I worked so hard.

Monday is my last day in this class, it's my "final" and I have to turn in a Self-Reflective 1-2 page paper then too, but that will be very easy. The hard work is over, now I just have to wait for him to grade it :-)

Today the photo prompt is a picture of someone that inspires you.
My husband inspires me to be the best version of myself, which I love. He's so great :-)

The picture I'm going to choose though, is of my dad.
He has always been one of my biggest fans, and he inspires me to continue to learn, improve my talents, try new things and to work for what I want. He's a great father, and a great teacher. I've learned so much from him.
He inspires me :-)


Day 15 is a Treasure

Today the prompt for my photo challenge is a picture of something you'd like to do before you die

There are a lot of things I would love to do with Michael, a lot of places I want us to travel to
And of course I want us to have a family ;-)

But I'm only going to show you guys two of the many things I want to do, and they are: 
to publish at least one play and open a community theater :-)

Those are two things that I have wanted to do for a long, long time.
Here's hoping we'll have enough money someday, right ;-)

What are some things you want to do before you die?


Small Treasure Tuesdays

Happy Tuesday All!
And welcome to Small Treasure Tuesdays which also happens to be day 14 in my photo challenge!

Remember, your post doesn't have to be long, it can be as simple as linking up a picture or a quote. I don't want anyone feeling overwhelmed by this :-)
Here are the guidelines:
1) Make sure you link directly to the page your Small Treasure Tuesdays post is on, not your main blog page. If you don't have a blog, you can still participate and leave your treasure in a comment.

2) Please link back here so other people can join in on the fun! A good way to do that is by grabbing my button :-)

3) Visit as many people as you want/can. Everyone loves to know what you think of their treasures!

Today my treasure is prompted by the photo challenge, which is a photo of someone you could not imagine your life without.

Of course I could answer this as my husband, or my family, but again, I wanted to do something different.
Otherwise just about every picture would be of Michael ;-)

So, I'm going to show some people whose work helped to shape me into who I am today. 
Without them, I would be a completely different person.

The people I chose, the ones I think I would be the most different without (excluding my husband, family and friends of course) are:

Joseph Smith -without him I might not have the church that I belong to, and it has truly shaped me into the woman I am today
Jane Austen -she, and other authors, are a large reason why I want to major in creative writing. Her books also helped me to appreciate the English language
J.K. Rowling -I cannot imagine not having the Harry Potter books. They taught me to really love reading, and they've helped to expand my imagination
Walt Disney -I also can't imagine not growing up with the Disney movies and characters that we all know and love, they too helped me to expand my mind and think outside the box

I'm giving an honorable mention to Lucy Maud Montgomery, she and many other authors could also be attributed to my love of reading and desire to write.

They are all my treasure this week. :-) 

What's your treasure this week?
I'd love to hear about it, just leave the link in a comment and I'll add it to this post :-)
Treasured Participants:
Nain @ View From Down Here
Chloe @ My New Life as a Housewife
Tina @ Art Chick Studio


Day 13 is a Treasure

I am so late in posting this guys! 
I don't know what got into me!... Actually I do.
It's the week before finals and I've been finishing my final paper. 10-15 pages, the thing is a beast! But I'm almost done with it, I just have some fine tuning and editing, but I've got everything on paper at least :-)

Anyway, I've been so busy with it I didn't have time to write this post early and schedule it, pretty much my entire weekend was devoted to this paper. I hope you guys did something fun to make up for my not doing anything terribly exciting ;-P
So, I'm writing it now, at 9:30 in the p.m. But at least it will get out before day 14! :-D

Okay, so the prompt today is a picture of your favorite band or artist.

Here's the thing, I enjoy music in basically every genre, I have favorite songs, and artists in each genre and so it's very difficult to pick just one. Another reason why it is hard is due to the fact that I am constantly finding new artists that I love! 

So, what I decided to share today is my three new favorite artists/bands that I've discovered since the beginning of this year!

My favorite might just be composer Tree Adams; especially his song "Open Road." and other favorites are Blonde Redheads, and Callie Moore

They all have a unique sound and quality that I like, and I enjoy them for different reasons.
If you know of any great songs/artists/bands let me know!
I'm always looking for more :-)
Honorable mentions include: Fun, Pomplamoose and Frou Frou.

This week I'm motivated to finish my paper and ace the challenges on Reasons to Lose. 
You can read the challenge here.
And of course you can participate as well! :-)
I'm linking up with Nain's meme, Motivation Monday
Motivation Monday


Day 12 is a Treasure

Looking at those celebrities I chose, you guys are right, I can see a certain "type" as well ;-) Hahaha

The funny thing is that in all of my past boyfriends, and guys I've dated, non of them looked even remotely like those celebrities. Like, at all. 
Save for Michael. I think he looks a lot like Shia Labeouf, but don't worry, that's not why I married him ;-)

Anyway, enough of this silliness! I'm excited to share the photo for today
The prompt is a picture of something you love.

This photo was taken at our wedding. Doesn't it look mouthwatering? 

I share a deep love with chocolate covered strawberries. 
I don't have them very often, but I seriously can't get enough! I certainly crave them often.

I think chocolate covered fruit should be a main food group. Who's with me?

What's something you love?
ps. other favorites that I crave often include Chinese food, cheese and chocolate fondue, and red mango

pps. Remember I won't be posting on Sunday, so I'll be back with day 13 on Monday!
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. :-)


Day 11 is a Treasure

Good day all! 
I'm glad you enjoyed my goofy collage yesterday ;-)
I am trying to get better at responding to comments, but please know that I appreciate all of them! You guys are awesome.

Today the prompt is a picture of someone you see yourself marrying one day.

Since I am married, and deeply in love, I can't see myself ever marrying anyone else :-P So I thought it would be fun to post some celebrity *crushes I used to have instead.

These are "crushes" I used to have, and while I can appreciate their good looks, I haven't had a "crush" on an actor in years :-)
What celebrity crushes have you had?
*Crush isn't really the right word, they are just celebrities I thought were very attractive for one reason or another... Especially Shia Labeouf ;-)


Day 10 is a Treasure

Good day all!
Again, I apologize for not noticing that yesterdays post didn't go as scheduled sooner, but at least I noticed eventually, right? ;-)

Michael and I have the chance to go to one of his good friends weddings today, we've been invited to the ceremony, luncheon and reception!  
Sadly we won't be able to go to it all because we need to show up for work for at least a little bit, LoL. But we'll get to do most of it, and I'm sure it will be a great day. 

Today is day ten, and the prompt is a photo of the person you do the most fun stuff with.

I like to have fun with anyone and everyone.
But of course the person I do the most fun things with is Michael :-)
So I made a collage of just a few of the tons of thousands of fun moments that we've had
Hope you enjoy looking at it :-)

Who do you do the most fun things with?


Day 9 is a Treasure

Shoot! I'm sorry everyone, I thought I had this scheduled to post this morning, I just realized it didn't work...

I hope you guys enjoyed my blogging twice yesterday! 
It will probably never happen again :-P
Just kidding.

Today is day 9! and it's the day a 5 page rough draft is due in my class. I stayed up until 11 writing it, and now I'm writing this so that it will post while I'm at work :-)

I know you're all dying to know, so I'll tell you.
My paper (which will be 15 pages when I'm done) is about the privatization of water in the United States, mainly bottled water. It's an argumentative paper and I'm arguing that people should refrain from drinking bottled water and I explain the negative effects on the environment as well as on our health.

It's a very interesting topic. I've been learning a lot, especially since 5 of the 10 sources we need have to be scholarly. Needless to say I've been learning a lot of new words... LoL
Today the photo prompt is a picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.

The obvious would of course be my family. 
Especially my parents, my dad and my mom. And of course I could also include my sisters, my brothers and my sister-in-law (she's like a sister to me). They have all gotten me through so much.

Others I could picture would include my Heavenly Father, friends from high school, a few select teachers, authors, musicians and some artists. 

If it was to be a picture of who will get me through the most, that would of course be Michael :-)
I could even use Michael as the picture for today, as we have been through so so much together already.

However I decided on doing something other then the obvious
 The theatre :-) 
(I'm in the blue dress up front).
I know it sounds funny, but being involved in the theatre got me through so very much during high school.
Being in the theatre helped to get me through my mothers death, it helped me to overcome intense shyness, speak my mind more, and express feelings and emotions in healthy ways

 Through it I learned to be myself and to love who that was, I gained confidence and I learned many other life lessons while being in and working on plays.

And so the theatre is "who" got me through the most :-)
I got to be a lead in play in high school, but I wasn't the lead until this play here which was in college.

Who has gotten you through the most?
I'd love to hear about it :)


Motivation is a Treasure

I know I already blogged today, I just wanted to delight you all with another post! 
Don't worry you can still link up a treasure with Small Treasure Tuesdays :-)
 I just realized haven't talked about Reasons to Lose in a while

Life in the Pitts

It is still going strong!
Kind of...

I'm still having a lot of fun doing the challenges each week, and I realized I haven't been sharing the challenges with you all. So I was thinking I would blog about what they are each week so you guys can play along too!
Sometimes it helps to have a specific thing you have to accomplish, and it's great to have the support system.

If any of you guys do start doing the challenges I can link to them on the Reasons to Lose blog so everyone can see. Let me know if this is something you're interested in :-)

Each week on Reasons to Lose we get 2 new challenges. Always a physical and then either an emotional or nutritional one. Challenges are posted and started Sunday. They go through Saturday. 
If you decide to blog about it, tell us how you did! Be honest! Do good? Do bad? How do you feel?

We are switching it up a little with this weeks challenges, It is creativity week! You pick your challenge! Think of what you are working on and what you want to do better at or try this week. Pick 2 challenges. One Physical and one nutritional.

I'm linking this to Nain's meme Motivation Monday because I'm motivated to pick my challenges and to stay active and healthy!

Motivation Monday

Small Treasure Tuesdays

Welcome everyone to Small Treasure Tuesdays, and day two of my photo challenge!
Remember, your post doesn't have to be long, it can be as simple as linking up a picture or a quote. I don't want anyone feeling overwhelmed by this :-)
Here are the guidelines:
1) Make sure you link directly to the page your Small Treasure Tuesdays post is on, not your main blog page.
If you don't have a blog, you can still participate and leave your treasure in a comment.

2) Please link back here so other people can join in on the fun! A good way to do that is by grabbing my button :-)

3) Visit as many people as you want/can. All I ask is that you please visit the person above you in the list, and leave a comment. Everyone loves to know what you think of their treasures!

My Treasure for this fine Tuesday is sharing with you all today's photo challenge 
The prompt for day 8 is a photo that makes you laugh

Michael and I come across many things that we find humorous, and so I try to keep my camera on me so we can take photos and have a laugh another day as well :-)

 Here are some of the ones that always make me laugh
I didn't take this one, but the longer I look at it the funnier it gets

I'd love to see a picture that makes you laugh! If you write a post about it be sure to let me know :-)

What's your treasure this week?
I'd love to hear about it, just leave the link in a comment and I'll add it to this post :-)
Treasured participants:
Chloe @ My New Life as a Housewife
Melissa @ Those Northern Skies


Day 7 is a Treasure

 I meant to write this last night, but I lost track of time :-)
We celebrated my Grandmas birthday last night, and it was great fun!
She is adorable.

I hope everyone had a good weekend? 
Mine was great. I got to catch up on some sleep, work on my next paper, make some jewelry, read and spend time with my Mr. :-)

Today the photo prompt is a picture of a place you've traveled to.
I was going to use some different pictures, but since I'm writing this at work I'm limited to photos I've already put on the interweb

I've done a bit of traveling in the States with my family. I especially loved going to Nauvoo, Palmyra, the Aztec ruins and Niagara Falls.

I like to travel :-)

Michael and I have traveled to California, St. George and Mexico together. 
He is the best travel companion :-)
For our honeymoon we went on a cruise to Mexico,
 On the cruise ship
 Playing in the Ocean
 Pretending to be a cactus :-)
It was an amazing trip! I loved every minute of it, and we both hope to go on more cruises in the future. We especially want to go on a cruise to Alaska. 

Other places we want to travel to include Italy (he has a lot of family there) and the Czech Republic, he served a two year mission for our church there.

What are some places you've traveled to?
ps. I apologize for not photo-shopping those 4 pics into 1, I didn't have time to at work :-)