Sunday, November 7, 2010

One Lovely Blog...

I'm not totally sure I deserved it with the way I often neglect my blog (such is life as a college student) but my Aunt Nancy got this award and passed it on to me. You should visit her blog its full of lots of recipes that one day I would like to try. Thank you very much Auntie! The "One Lovely Blog Award" isn't meant to stop in one place so here are a few of my blogger friends who I've passed it on to. Hopefully they too will pass it on! Thank you all for sharing yourselves with the world :)

With that in mind here are my lovely blog choices:

Nicole at

Nona at

Aaron at

Jena at

Erin at

Karen at

Lucy at

Mean Mommy at

I hope you enjoy some of my very favorite blogs.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Digital Scrapping

So I admit, I am very late to the whole digital scrapbooking thing. I once looked at it several years ago and could not begin to figure out what I was meant to do. Close to My Heart launched a program this past year called Studio J. Its wonderful, very easy and totally user friendly. Here are five layouts I made recently, each layout could not have taken longer than 20 minutes at the most.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Flagstaff and the storm...

So if you haven't heard northern Arizona, specifically several communities surrounding Flagstaff got to play with some torandos on Wednesday. That's right four confimred touch downs, within a 20 mile radius of my home and college. Unfortunately they did some damage. Six people went to the hospital after a tornado threw them around in their homes. A train crashed after another tornado knocked it off its rails. Here is a picture of what the sky looked like on campus around 10am right after my American Lit class. Its not the greatest representation of the storm as the dark and dangerous storm clouds were behind me. I was attempting to take a good shot for my photography class, I'm not sure I suceeded but I turned it in for assignment tonight anyway.

This is what the sky looked like this evening a day after the storm, as I left my photography class. I took the shot outside, but the view was better inside. I am now thinking that I shouldn't have worried about taking the shot from indoors and gone for it. Oh well would of, should of, could of. After the storm. It was a beautiful day today, which made me think of the world being washed clean.

Peace be with you. -Leslie

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A family recipe

So I know its been a while, I won't even attempt to offer excuses. I will however offer you a easy recipe for Sticky Buns. Its a family favorite that I remember my grandma making forever. There are no measurements in this recipe just add what looks right/good to you. Spread the nuts and in this case mini chocolate chips in the bottom of a baking dish. Add coconut: Add lots of brown sugar, and a little cinnamon with a little nutmeg, and a smidge of white or turbinado sugar: Melt at least a stick of butter (no its not really a healthy recipe) you can use more if you want and pour over sugar, nuts, and other ingredients. Sorry no picture. Add yeast roll dough(I use frozen that I have defrosted but you can also use homemade roll dough. Bake according to your yeast roll dough recipe. When they are done flip out while still hot, and enjoy.

Have a great day and enjoy! -Leslie

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I Write Like...

...So I don't know if you know this about me or not but I like to read. I also like to write and lately one of my many hobbies has been writting. My Mom told me this morning about this website which takes a sample of your writing, anayalizes it and then tells you which famous author you write like. My Mom apparently writes like Stephen King, so does Margaret Atwood who is a writer that is one of the options you can write like. Me I write like one of my all time favorite authors.....

I write like
Stephenie Meyer

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Have a great day!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

A few thoughts...

I was sitting here thinking, and I decided to share some random things about me. One for every year I've been blessed to be on this planet.

1. I am the oldest; child, daughter, grand-daughter

2. I love to sing

3. creativity = life

4. I am algeric to: fish especially tuna, and old-time cough syrup

5. crafts I haven't attempted: wood working, glass working/blowing, jewelry

6. current craft obsession: knitting, contemplating a return to quilting/sewing

7. favorite movies: The Beatles Help!, Mulan, Father Goose, Independence Day, and Bend it like Beckham

8. I wish I knew how to play an instrument

9. I love Zorro, my husband

10. I love to read

11. I love colored ink pens

12. me + note taking = < great

13. I want to be an author or editor when I grow up

14. socks = love <3

15. I learned to knit to make socks, mainly

16. I love to cook/ bake

17. I really loathe the dishwasher in my apartment

18. this year is a "milestone" birthday for me and hubby

19. I haven't made use of the vacumn recently

20. I love to drive

21. I am addictd to: Facebook,, Dr. Pepper, Holmes on Homes, and sushi

22. I love my Wii, even though I haven't used it recently

23. not so great at regular blogging

24. love skim milk, dislike whole milk (a lot)

25. have attended 2 Backstreet Boys concerts, hoping for a third this summer

26. been to 3 midnight release book parties

27. I own make up but rarely use it

28. I don't wear my wedding ring at home, but I feel naked without in in public

29. I would do just about anything for my friends, and family

30. 30 feels a lot like 18, so far.

Thanks for reading/visiting I know it's been a while.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

No pictures today.

School is going well. I have survived the first tests in three out of my four classes. I am surviving the 8am class, which is english. English is a great class but it's on the entire wrong side of campus from where I park which makes for a 15-20 minute brisk walk. Well love to everyone. Have a geat week. -Leslie

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Okay so I know it's been a while,

Sorry that it's been so long. Between the move and getting my classes straightened out it's been fairly busy around here. The last few days it has been snowing, everyday we wake up to more and more snow. Last night was the start of the thrid storm which is supposed to be the worst so far. It started snowing around 10pm last night, I left to take my friend home and when I returned about 45 minutes later my tire tracks were gone. Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of what we've got. The first three are from Monday evening around 6pm, and the last three are from this morning around 8:30am.