Monday, November 26, 2012

Tooele Transcript-

If you're fans of Newlyweds on a Budget on Facebook than you know that last week I had the opportunity to be interviewed by a reporter for my town's local newspaper. The reporter who contacted me had done the original article about the accident, back when it first happened that just covered the basics. Because I live in a small town news spreads quickly and she was able to track down my name and number.

A part of me knew this would happen. Not to say I'm trying to seek out my 5 minutes of fame, but more because of the intense reaction people have to my story. I knew someone would want to share it in a more public setting. We did the interview bright and early last Tuesday morning and although I was slightly nervous things went great.

I didn't really know what to expect but it ended up being like any other time where I've shared my story. I did most of the talking and she threw a question in here and there.

Because the paper is for a small town-online articles aren't really their forte. Since they don't have a direct link to the article, and I've had a lot of people asking to read it I thought I'd type it up here to share with you all.

A heartfelt thanks again, to all my amazing readers. I feel your prayers on my behalf on a daily basis and I love the heartfelt comments and emails I receive from you. I also want to thank you for sharing my story with your friends and family. I've received countless emails from friends of a friend who reads my blog and I love hearing how my story has helped them in some way. So thank you all for helping me turn a tragedy into something positive that can help uplift those around use. I love you all!

On to the article-

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Microwave Rice Bags

When I got home from the hospital I received a ginormous amount of goodies from friends and neighbors. Mojo and I were fed for weeks and I received a new baked good almost everyday the first couple of weeks. But my favorite gift by far was by a new neighbor who works for a physical therapy clinic. She gave me two of these Rice Bags and I have used them every. single. day. since I received them. 

They are part of a strict pre-bed regime I have to do every night if I want to get any sleep. I've told her a thousand times how grateful I am and I decided to pass the goodness along to a few other people in my life. Once I started sewing a few I realized how easy and cheap they are! Each bag cost less than $0.50 to make which means perfect gifts for Christmas!



Friday, November 16, 2012

Holiday Gift Tins

Is anyone else shocked that Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is just around the corner? This year has flown by and as usual I'm stressing about getting all my gifts ready on time. I've been working overtime trying to finish everything before the full force of the holidays hits. 

That being said I have a really fun tutorial for you today. Thanks to Pinterest we're bombarded with so many adorable ways to package gifts, but a lot of them can be pretty pricey. I came up with an easy way to package most anything for less than $5!

Monday, November 12, 2012

What are you reading?

Since I spend most of my time at home, on the couch, reading is a huge part of my life and today I've decided to participate in Book Journey's What Are You Reading Monday.


The Immortal Rules: I started this book yesterday and am already really enjoying it. It combines two stories I've been crushing on lately, vampires and zombies.









Rebel Heart (Dustlands #2): I'm really excited to start this book. I absolutely loved the first one Blood Red Road and can't wait to get back into Saba's life.  









Friday, November 9, 2012

If I Die Young

If I die young, bury me in satin.
 Lay me down on a bed of roses. 
Sink me in the river at dawn. 
Send me away with the words of a love song. 
The sharp knife of a short life.
-The Band Perry
I've always loved the song above but ever since my accident it's become more poignant. A year ago I wrote my first very emotional post on this blog, it was called God be with you till we meet again. It shared the story of a wonderful boy who touched lives and yet made the decision to take his own. Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of his death. 

I remember feelings of grief and sadness after hearing that he passed but ever since my own brush with death I can't seem to get him out of my mind. 

Shortly after my accident I had counselors and doctors telling how miraculous it was that I was alive. How I had everything going against me. They called me a walking miracle. I've never liked to be the center of attention, so instead of acknowledging my own close call, I would just undermined it. I was convinced that I really wasn't "that close" to dying, that people were just blowing it out of proportion.

I don't know what happened in the moments right before and after my accident, when I was my own. I do know that when I was found, I was unusually calm and collected. Sometimes I like to think, I was given comfort by those who are no longer among us. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Easy Chicken Marinade

Good morning everyone! One of the most exciting things for me, as far as my recovery goes, was the day when I could start cooking and baking again. I've always loved to bake and since marrying Mojo I've fallen in love with cooking as well.

I was getting some chicken ready for a few recipes yesterday and decided to share with you my go to marinade. This is such a delicious marinade and it's so easy! I always have these ingredients on hand and it takes 5 minutes to throw together.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Watcha Been Reading?

So coming back from getting hit by a car is pretty boring. Everyone tends to make my life seem glamorous because of what happened to me, it's not. It's really really boring. Imagine being stuck at home, without a car, with limited energy, lots of aches and pains, and no one to talk to. So I've spent a lot of time doing some really important things.

I usually don't get out of bed till around 10. I don't sleep well so trying to get out of bed earlier than that is almost impossible.

I've spent weeks watching entire series, important ones to. I tried to get Mojo to watch them with me-he did for a few episodes but after the 100th sarcastic comment I finally stopped asking him.