Jessica Mae

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter Basket Snack Packs

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Did you know that Easter is this Sunday?! Crazy right? It came up pretty fast. For me growing up we always dyed eggs as a family or other Easter crafts. I love Easter! This year I've got a new, fun activity to do with kids AND adults. Taking snack packs and turning them into a yummy Easter baskets.



A couple weekends ago we went up to Dallin's parent's house and everyone was there! His brother and his family who live in Texas and those of us who live in Provo all came up. It was so nice to all be together because we don't get that opportunity very often. So it was perfect to do this little activity with everyone and then have a treat for after dinner! It's simple and super cute!


I got the super snack packs from Walmart, who is offering a coupon right now so make sure you grab it! Here is how we made them...


Ingredients

-super snack packs
-oreos
-jelly beans
-shredded coconut
-green food coloring
-twizzlers

1. Crumble the oreos and put on top of the snack pack as the "dirt".
2. Dye some coconut green then lay on top as the "grass".
3. Put your jelly beans on top of the coconut.
4. Stick one end of the twizzler in the pudding and the other end in the opposite side as the handle.

Wallah! A pudding Easter Basket!


Get some more ideas here! And what are some of your favorite things to do at Easter??

Even the really little ones can be a part of the action!


Monday, March 9, 2015

I've got Floral on my Mind

Hello daylight savings. Such a bittersweet welcoming. No thanks for making me lose a hour of sleep, but I do appreciate the sun staying out longer. And yes, I am dreaming of flowers. Spring is almost here! This week is going to be so nice here as well! Going up into the 60s. Hallelujah! A little update...

Lately...

-I've been crammed with homework and studying every single day. Seriously doing homework all of the time.

-I've been pretty sick. Better now, but it was quite miserable.

-Craving anything sweet.

-Started watching House of Cards. Kevin Spacey is incredible.

-I've been going crazy trying to sell all of our furniture for the big move in May.

-I haven't been wearing any makeup to school and it has been so refreshing.

-Waking up has been so difficult. All I want to do is sleep!

-I've been obsessed with coconut flavored things.

-I've really been missing teaching Zumba.











Monday, March 2, 2015

Budgeting for a Little "Me Time"

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"Happiness is...me time".


It's good to take some time for yourself. To relax, enjoy, and rejuvenate. I'm all about some me time, but I'm still a student and I can't afford to go get massages or spend a day at the spa. I'm just fine with that. I have found ways that work for me so I'm able to relax and take some time to focus on me, to feel like new.

Here's a little play by play on how I go about my me time and what I got for it :)



1. Bath. Oh there's nothing better then taking a bath with hot water and just melting into the tub. Opening up my pores and basically falling asleep. I went to Walmart recently and found a new soap from the brand Softsoap. Mmmm it smells so good and it make my skin feel so soft! It's got me ready for Spring. They have two kinds. A hydrating shower cream and the exfoliating fruit polish. I got the fruit polish and its full of apricot seeds that exfoliate and help with a nice fresh glow :) I was ready to end with my me time right then :)


2. Candles. Don't forget to light some candles during the bath so help with that relaxation. I bought a new Spring scent to go along with my Spring smelling soap!

3. Tea. After my bath I made some tea. I made one called dragon-fruit devotion and it's my top favorite right now. It's so soothing and tastes amazing!



4. Chocolate. Chocolate is a must. I love me some dark chocolate and there's plenty of it around with Easter on the way.

5. Movie. Then to end the night I put on my favorite chick flick, "You've Got Mail." I'm really good at swooning over Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. I've probably watched that movie 20+ times! It's so nice to curl up under my blanket after being relaxed from my bath and grab my tea and chocolate. Perfect me time.


Now everyone's preference to how they relax is different, but this is what works for me...and my wallet! What are some ways you relax and get me time?!



Monday, February 2, 2015

A True Love Story Never Ends

Happy February! January was great and I can't wait to conquer this month. I've got a lot to do and I feel it's going to be a good one :) I also want to thank Brittany for these way fun pictures. She brought me to this location and I just love the bright colors!

Valentine's Day is approaching next weekend. I wouldn't say I go all out for the holiday, but I do enjoy it. I love pink, I love watching cheesy chick flicks, and I'm definitely not opposed to chocolate. Even when I was single I loved hanging out with my girlfriends and doing all of those things. I'm also no expert in love, but I do like my sweatshirt and I know what my true love story is.

My true love story...

is about a girl from North Carolina and a handsome boy from Idaho.

and I believe
true love is all about WE.
I think true love is sacrifice.
I think true love has to have happiness.
I think with true love you see through faults.
In true love you feel lucky to be with that person.
With true love you bring out the best in each other,
and with true love the words 'I love you' are the best words ever.







Sweater-c/o Aeropostale
Beanie-ASOS
Boots-Forever 21





Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My 6 Essentials for a Road Trip

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One of my favorite things to do is to get out of the "norm". As in my weekly, regular schedule. So I love going on road trips. A time to go do something fun, relax, or as I mentioned...to get out of the house! I always have my routine to getting ready for a road trip. The house has to be clean when we leave, the car needs to be taken care of, and I need to have my essentials.


I'm not going to lie, getting the oil changed can be such a pain. It really is the last thing I want to do, but let me let you in on a little secret. Go to Walmart to get your oil changed. Hitting two birds with one stone. While my car is being worked on, I go into Walmart to get my road trip essentials.

I didn't know much about getting my oil changed. I usually go for the cheapest, but the guys who worked there were so nice and helpful. We've got some miles on our car so they suggested getting the High Mileage Vehicle so that's what I did. They change it with Pennzoil products and the high mileage helps with oil leakage that can come with cars with high mileage. And the guys were so fun. very friendly and I honestly had a good time with them :)



Now what are my essentials??


1. Get a oil change! Of course. Since our car is getting up in the high miles we try to make sure we our on top of our oil changes, especially before a road trip.

2. Camera. I definitely have to document our trips. If you don't own a camera, during your oil change you can go grab a disposable from inside Walmart.

3. Car Games. We are a fan of mad libs. We've been close to tears with some of the funny mad lips that we've read. It makes the time go by fast! Something else to grab inside of Walmart :)

4. Fruit (snacks). Some yummy and healthy snacks for the trip. I love me some grapes.

5. Map. No one uses paper maps anymore...except my father in law ;) So we have our GPS, but I think it would be fun to use a paper map and then with a marker draw out your route and then keep it in a photo album or save it for another trip.

6. MUSIC. Gotta have my music. Dallin and I like to have our music playing, but we do have different tastes in music. We are usually pretty good at switching and sometimes in between we will play songs we both enjoy and belt out for the other cars to hear :)


What are some of your favorite road trip essentials?? Don't forget to stop by your local Walmart Automotive Center to update your car oil!


Make sure to check out this giveaway going on and join the Twitter party!
#DropShopAndOil
-January 27th from 1-2pm ET
A lot of prizes!




Car photos by-Jeremy Lindstrom

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Dress and Boots

Sometimes life gets really busy and I have to put my blog on a little break and lately it has definitely been busy. This past weekend was really nice though. We were able to hang out with friends Friday and Saturday night, eating and playing games. Two of my favorite things :)

So last week I started a fitness program. Specifically called Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Itsines. It's a 12 week program and I'm stoked about it. It's not the easiest, but I have a few friends doing it as well so it's nice to have that motivation. I was going to the gym before, but never had a set routine I would do. Mainly ride the bike and some weights. After starting this I feel so much better about going to the gym. It's so exciting to me to be completing this and putting my full self into it. I'm not endorsing anything, but I just truly believe that if you put your mind to something it can be done!

Ok enough of my words of wisdom for the day. I actually took these pictures a couple months ago and I completely forgot about them. So yay for dresses and boots!






Monday, January 12, 2015

Update // Staying Warm

These weeks have seriously been flying by so fast. I can't believe that it is already the middle of January and the last time I posted was the end of December...sheesh. I wanted to give a little update on life recently and basically what has been going on :)


-Dallin and I are both back in school. Last semester! Woo!!

-I've challenged myself and I'm taking a yoga class. My first one! I love it so far.

-I got the Wii for Christmas...no not the U. The old one. Which I'm perfectly happy with and I love it so much. Mario Kart is a weakness for me. 

-I've been making a lot of healthy things recently. To list some; homemade almond milk, granola, black bean and sweet potato enchiladas, and yummy soups...etc! I'm addicted!

-We've been going to the gym and I'm starting a 12 week work out plan, along with some other friends.

-I'm watching The Bachelor for the first time. I've seen a few episodes here and there, but this time I'm joining the crowd and watching it from the beginning.

-I cut my hair! 5 inches :)

- Dallin's sister comes home from her mission in less than a month!

-We still have our Christmas tree up...oops.


It's been pretty cold everywhere it seems like so stay warm with Aeropostale!!



Coat- c/o Aeropostale (on sale)
Gloves- c/o Aeropostale