diy: print to remind me to NOT EAT CRAP!

i ate like crap today.
so i decided to make this print for my fridge.
my husband and i just booked a trip to hawaii and i want to look dang good.
hope it helps.


DIY TUTORIAL: pallet shelf

so i have been against joining pinterest for some time now.
an invite has been sitting in my email box for over two months.
i swore to my husband i wouldn't do it.
 knowing i would become addicted to yet another thing on the internet.

i lost the battle.

this tutorial is was found on my new favorite sight. pinterest.
{want to join? send me an email and i can get an invite to you}

don't you love it?
even my husband was like, "ooo i like that one. i could make that!"


DIY RECIPE: chocolate dipped peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough balls...woooo long title.

sometimes i search long and hard for the perfect tutorial or recipe to feature on GS.
sometimes i just get lucky.
this was definitely a lucky find.
this feature is from Kelsey, an old high school friend of mine.
*i only say old because it seems like forever ago that i was in high school. forever!*
kelsey and i grew up on the same street.
good ol' horseshoe ave.
she is totally fun and completely sweet as pie.
oh and she is a runner.
so if you like to run, check out her blog.
{the joy in the journey}
this girl has completed marathons.
marathons people!


you can either click on the image above to go to the food tutorial or you can click below:


DIY RECIPE: no bake cookies

super easy but delicious.
living in a school has its perks, but also it's down falls.
we don't have that many options of food to choose from.
so the easier the recipe the better.

i made our dorm kids these cookies on their first days back to school.
instantly, they were a hit.
not one of them had heard of no bake cookies, let alone tried one.

so i thought i would post the recipe...
just in case you, like my dorm kids, live on a different planet and have never tried these.

you only need 7 ingredients:

1 3/4 cups white sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup milk

4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup peanut butter (crunchy or non crunchy)

3 cups quick-cooking oats

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

in a pan over the stove combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa.
bring to boil and only boil for two minutes.
(so make sure you watching)

then remove from heat and add vanilla, peanut butter, and oats.

mix up.

then place small spoon fulls on wax paper or cooking sheet.
(no need for cooking spray. they aren't going to stick)
((at least haven't for me))

let cool.
and eat.

i put mine in the freezer, i like them super super cold.

a easy easy dessert, with no baking required.



DIY TUTORIALS - gorgeous scratch off lottery tickets

i was looking for some scratch off tickets on etsy for our anniversary.
then i came across this gorgeous tutorial by oh the lovely things.
she even gives you the option to use her free printable designs. 
the exact same ones she used in the tickets below.

either click image above or click link below for full tutorial:


DIY TUTORIAL: monster t (found for baby boller)

so even in the far outskirts of alaska, where the weather could freeze fire, i have found friends.
i don't want to play favorites, but my bethel buddy ANGIE just might be that.
she came into the bank one day and we got on the topic of DIET COKE.
not long after we found out we had the same name, she was asking me on out first lunch date.
i know, very romantic.. ha ha.
no, seriously though, having a close friend in my tiny little town MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE.
so ang this tutorial is for you.
of course, that little bun in the oven your baking, mister Elliot.

tutorial was found on roca and company.
if you haven't been to this blog GO.
you will not be disappointed.

or you can click below to see tutorial: