One thing I didn't think about when Dustin and I got married was making our new home "homey." I didn't realize that it took my mother years to accumulate a massive amount of decorations for our house. I guess I just assumed that her massive storage bins of holiday items just appeared out of thin air in the attic. Dustin doesn't really understand my need to decorate for every holiday, so I've been trying to create my decorations instead of buying the really fancy and expensive ones at my local home goods store. I've always doubted my crafting abilities, so it's been fun to experiment and work on my DIY abilities. I wanted to make something for Valentine's Day and . . .
I look forward to every Valentine's Day because of the special significance it holds for me. As Valentine's Day approaches, I can't help but think about my most vivid Valentine's Day memory, nine years ago. My room had been heart-attacked by my church youth group and there were presents of candy and stuffed animals all over the bed and dresser. It was the sweetest gesture from a supportive group of friends who were trying to cheer me up. I was 15 years old and I was coming home after my first hospital stay after undergoing my first chemotherapy treatment. I always get emotional around this time of year. At the end of January of 2006, my parents drove me . . .
I have been looking forward to February for a while, not only because of the Superbowl (Yeah Patriots!) but because it's the shortest month for a long while! I feel like it's way easier for me to set harder goals for myself during February because it's shorter and I can see the end sooner. I guess that could be considered cheating or copping out, but I got to start somewhere, right? Here are a few things I want to accomplish in February! I figure by writing them down on my public blog, I will be able to hold myself more accountable for achieving them! No Soda-I've been meaning to go on a "no soda" fast for a long time, but I just love Barq's Rootbeer so so . . .
I have been on the hunt ever since I've been married to find the best chocolate chip cookie recipe. I have had some pretty successful attempts and a couple really interesting and weird fails too (like this one time I completely spaced on adding brown sugar to the dough....not my best effort). Dustin and I babysat our friends' little girl a few nights ago and they left us some cookies to eat for a snack. They were some of the best cookies I ever had! My friend introduced me to Averie Cooks and I have been drooling over her recipes ever since. I decided to try one of her chocolate chip cookie recipes out for Superbowl Sunday (GO PATRIOTS!) and after changing a few . . .
I am so excited to be linking up today with Betsy from Heavens to Betsy on her brilliant idea to do a Guys Behind the Blog Link Up! Today I am introducing you all the the guy behind my blog, my husband, Dustin. Getting Life with Rosie up and running would not have been possible if he did not support me and believe in me. I talk about him a lot, but I thought this was a fun way for him to introduce himself through an interview! 1 // Introduce yourself! Ok. Well, my name is Dustin Carr. I...have a wonderful wife and sweet pup. I am a 23 year old student at BYU-Idaho nearing the end of my degree in business management. I enjoy being a hard worker, but I . . .