Wednesday, July 27, 2016


This is what self-employment looks like when your husband is out of town.

that's all.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Cooked (2016)

This is "things that are good to watch on Netflix" part ii.

Cooked (2016), created by Michael Pollan (and based on his book).

When Shae and I started watching this, within the first couple of minutes I said, "Wow this is super pretty." Not only is the cinematography, editing, coloring, design and location super duper nice, this documentary series is super informative and really causes you to reflect on food you eat and how much you think about it.

This isn't a documentary about how stuff is made necessarily, nor is it totally about nutrition and trying to convince everyone to go vegetarian. I think Michael Pollan is an anthropologist of sorts, and his documentary is really about humans, but he is looking at them through the lens of food. IT'S SO INTERESTING AND I'M READY TO WATCH IT AGAIN RIGHT NOW.

It's in four 1-hour segments. Each episode is centered around a different element: fire, water, air, and earth. So you can commit to watching the whole documentary because it is easy to split it up and just watch one episode when you can.

It was also super perfect for me and Shae to watch together because we are both super into documentaries and learning about the world.

5/5 would recommend for people that like docs, food, learning, pretty images, foreign countries, science, aka pretty much everyone.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

happiness is small

On the outside I might say all those quotes you find on pinterest are tacky, but on the inside I actually have a whole board of them that I read when I need a pep talk.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

and a month later ...

... I'm still alive. Don't worry.

Since I last posted:
- Shae did super well on the DAT. Like, 99th percentile. Smart cookie.
- Right after he took the DAT we went to his family reunion at Brianhead
- Then my little sister left on her mission to Chile
- Then we went to Fish Lake with my family
- Then we went to Sand Hollow for his other family reunion
- Then we spent the week in Logandale/Las Vegas/St. George (Where Shae is from)
- We drove all over the Nevada desert (and on the Vegas strip!) in Shae's mom's convertible
- Shae interviewed for the Air Force Health Professions scholarship at Nellis AFB
- Then we watched a couple plays at the Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City with my family

Whew. It was so many things.

Today Shae left me for a two-week dental humanitarian trip to the Dominican Republic. 
Ditching me to go help people *rolls eyes*
Just kidding. I'll stay busy. In fact, I big cleaned my kitchen already today and our snack cupboard had six bags of tortilla chip crumbs in it. I'm happy to say that was the worst thing I found.