One + Four = Life | March 2016


Welcome to another One + Four = Life posts! Honestly, this month has flat out sucked just a little. It started out great (see below), then turned to crap when I caught the super fun bug name pneumonia. And then passed it on to my husband last week. So, yeah, this month has been a little lackluster on the activity front.

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The first weekend of the month started out f*cking fantastic. We stayed in SLC on Saturday night, had some pre-drinks, followed by an awesome dinner at The Melting Pot (one of the martinis is picture, along with my husband’s lips), walked around, went to a piano bar then a comedy show. Seriously, one of my all-time favorite nights out. It was great to cut loose, get away for the night, and have some laughs and loads of fun with my partner in crime.


littlesThen shit hit the fan when I started feeling sick a few days later. A couple Instacare visits and a chest x-ray later, I was told it was pneumonia. So I’ve spent the last 3 weeks (literally) sick and unable to do anything. Not so much fun when you feel like total crap, hurt, can’t go to the gym (still) which is one of the most painful parts of this whole ordeal 🙂 and can’t concentrate on homework. Good thing my little girl kept me company during many a lazy day on the couch. Let me just say that day time tv SUCKS and I went through 2 seasons of The Golden Girls. Don’t judge, it’s one of my all-time favorite shows on this earth. This has been pure hell.



Any other time of the day, we’ve been binge watching the original Star Trek series, which I’ve never seen before in my life. Yesterday, we watched the episode with Kahn then watched Star Trek 2 to get some more of the Kahn saga. Actually, I’ve enjoyed the show and the movie more than I anticipated. Good thing my husband introduces me to nerdy shows 🙂

And… Sunday was my birthday (wahoo). But… since I gave my husband pneumonia, he has been down and out since the middle of last week. He was going to take me out but we couldn’t do much of anything. So, he bought me Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream and made me a Funfetti cake, minus sprinkles and frosting, for my birthday yesterday. We ate that and watched Star Trek. Not the fantastic birthday day I was hoping for but I applaud his efforts for trying to make it special and fun any way. And that’s all a girl can ask for. Oh, and not to be sick anymore. Do birthday wishes still come true at this age?






One + Four = Life | May 10


Once again, I’m a day late in posting. Yesterday was a little busy with the gym and taking my mother-in-law shopping. By the time we got home, I was pretty worn out. Plus, I had to dig into the delicious turkey (below) and relax for the remaining hours of the day. It was a great weekend and, other than a slow work week, a great week.

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My new “scented” plug in light. My mother bought this for me on our last shopping trip. I also have a red one in my living room. Absolutely love them! Just add a scented bar, turn on the light and my house smells absolutely wonderful! This works so much better than the big warmer I have in my kitchen. Love it!


Volunteer world, here I come! Met briefly with the program director and have started working on the training material. I won’t start volunteering until July but am super excited (and really nervous!). Hopefully it’s a good fit and I can help make a difference. It’s so unlike anything I’ve ever done before and I’m truly looking forward to the experience, good or bad.


This is a 2 part picture, mainly because I have no idea how to merge pictures together and forgot to take a picture right after I took it out of the oven. So…. this is a delicious turkey and veggie that we made yesterday. YUMMY!



Also from the recent shopping trip with my mother (she spoiled me for my late birthday gifts!). Cute kitchen décor that I picked out and have yet to put above my cabinets. I love the colors and style of both pieces!

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One + Four = Life | May 3


Had a super busy week and a great weekend! Got to spend time with my mom (late birthday get together), friends and the hubby. Here’s a little snippet of my activities.

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Visited my parents yesterday (late birthday visit to my dad). It was a lovely day, so we sat outside in their backyard. Here is the quaint view from the covered swing. It was great chatting with them, watching the dogs play and enjoying the lovely weather.


This was my second attempt at heatless waves (see you tube video by Vivian Vo-Farmer – My first attempt, I let my hair air dry a little, then pulled it back. The overall results for both were just okay. I doubt I’ll try it again, though the ‘before’ pigtail buns are kind of nice for camping, the gym or just to pull your hair up.


My picture doesn’t do these canvas prints justice, the colors are absolutely beautiful. During our little shopping session (for my birthday a while back), my mother so kindly treated me to some lovely items. These pictures were from a cute little craft/décor store in the mall. They were 75% off, which was a huge score. I love them and can’t wait to get them on the walls!


I am seriously addicted to this meal. It’s white rice, veggies and shredded chicken with Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, Soy Sauce and a few spices all cooked my skillet. Love the flavors! I cook this every chance I get. I do my best to savor every bite, though I really want to just inhale the deliciousness 🙂

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One + Four = Life | April 12


Oh man, not going to lie… I’m glad this week is behind me. Nothing bad happened, just felt exhausted, worn out and crabby. The best part of my week was Thurs-Sat because of the fun activities. Below is another installment of what I’ve been up to this week.

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glamour mag

Got the new Glamour magazine, always a great day when this arrives! I’m not super trendy or into fashion, nor can I master the makeup tips but I love the magazine just the same. It has some funny articles that I look forward to and some useful ideas or tips that I attempt and (sometimes) get right.


These are tickets for the shows we went to this week. A total of 5. Friday night we went to The Off Broadway Theater, which puts on a comical “improv/scripted” version of famous movies, tv shows and/or plays. Saturday was light/laser shows at the Clarke Planetarium (3 shows total) followed by comedy at the Bob & Tom Show. All were super fun and in early celebration for Shawn’s birthday tomorrow.


Our cute little wiener dog, Savannah. She usually looks away when you take her picture. I was lucky to get this one of her looking up. She was sunbathing on our deck before I came outside to snap pictures. She’s too cute!

sea salt

I bought this Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray because I’m determined to get those beachy waves that I keep seeing in magazines. I could only find 2 options at Target and this one was cheaper. It sucks! This did nothing different for my hair but make it feel super raggedy (like a hobo) and gross the next day. I enjoy the smell though. I’ve given it a good run this week. Definitely won’t buy again!

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