Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Get your rest...

The challenge starts tomorrow! The first prompt is:

If you could only listen to one album the rest of your life, which one would you choose? Share some of your favorite songs from it.

Hooray! If you want me to read your posts and share them in my blog, just post the link to your post in the comments and I'll put them in the next day's blog. 

Today, Sean and I are going to check out an apartment in SLC. I'm excited to move. I don't know why, but I like packing everything up and finding new places to put it in a new place. It's the organizational maniac in my brain, I swear. I don't have a new job yet, but I have a few ideas. 

Have you tried the Neapolitan Oreos? SO yummy! The strawberry is a little strong, but I still like them. That's my treat for the week. 

That's all. 

love, Ellen

Monday, July 29, 2013

So many dishes.

Sorry I've been out for the past while... I have no excuses. I've been around... I just haven't felt like writing. Plus, you could say I've been saving up my writing for next month. The challenge starts on Thursday, are you ready? 

To explain the title, yesterday was a lazy Sunday. I wasn't feeling very well (headache, mostly) but Sean made me some amazing noodle crab salad (because he's a great husband) and it was super tasty. Along with delicious food comes gross dirty dishes. Also, I made blueberry muffins yesterday morning so there's some of that in there too. I just got home from work and the stack of bowls and forks and things is just staring me down and here I am, on the couch watching Pregnant & Dating because I'm crazy and watch dumb shows. (p.s. I am SO glad I'm not pregnant or dating. It sounds like a nightmare.)

I can't wait to live in a place with a dishwasher. I can't wait to just rinse things off and throw them in a dishwasher. Easy peasy. 

And now I want to make chocolate chip cookies but we don't have any chocolate chips. Life's rough. 

Okay, I've got to give in. Time to go tackle the kitchen beast. Wish me luck.

love, Ellen

Sunday, July 21, 2013


Hey, everyone! Only 10 more days until Blog-a-Day August starts! Are you ready?

Friday, July 19, 2013

Property Bros Vids

Sorry, I meant to post these earlier but somehow it slipped my mind. It might've been because I started cleaning my house and then went to Nickel City and had a rad time.

I mentioned the show Brother vs. Brother in my last post and forgot to say I got an email with some teaser vids you should totes watch!

Brother Vs. Brother Super Teaser.  I don't know if you're going to notice this, but Hilary and David from Love It or List It are on the show! 2 great shows in one!

And here's the actual trailer.

(You're going to need to click on these because blogger and me and videos have a complicated relationship.)


Whole New Path.

So, as you probably know, I've been looking for a new job lately. I've had a couple interviews and a job offer but it all felt... wrong, you know? So instead, I've rerouted my life and I'm going to go back to school. Remember how I love editing and proofreading? Well I'm going to be an interior designer. PHYCH!
See what I did there? Haha. Both facts are true. I want to be an interior designer so I'm looking at schools and grants and I'm excited for the change. I watch a lot of HGTV and I imagine how I'll fix my own house and houses I see on House Hunters. Remember my post a little while ago about the Property Brothers? Well, I got an email a little while ago with some videos of their new show Brother vs. Brother. It seems pretty cool and I'll most likely be watching it when it starts. It seems kind of like (my favorite) Celebrity Apprentice, which is awesome.
Okay, I think. That's all. I already cleaned the house, how to apply for grants and things!
love, Ellen

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Presenting... The Challenge!

Hi, guys! Sorry it's been a while since I posted anything, but I've been working on this super awesome August Blog-A-Day challenge. It's pretty simple and there aren't going to be any real rules so have at it! I made it in a .jpeg so it can be sent through the interweb and anyone can easily get to it.

To make it bigger and more readable, just click directly on the picture.

If you want to post it to your blog, go for it. No rules! I just hope I can get a few more to join in on it with me. I'll be doing my very best to do it everyday but I might be getting a new job here soon so... here's to a challenge!

love, Ellen

Monday, July 8, 2013

Potential Challenge

I don't know why, but I think I need another blog challenge. I think I could make one up for myself and whoever else wanted to join in, but it's kinda too late to do it for July. I think I'll build one up for August and everyone can spread the word and join in on it, it would be really cool. AND as a bonus, you can send me things you want to add to the challenge and I'll put them in there. If you have any cool ideas, send them to me! Either comment here or you can email me at and I'll put them in. I'll build it probably by the end of the week and then you can send it to all your friends. Sounds rad, right? It will be. 

Ready, BREAK.
Love, Ellen

Friday, July 5, 2013

Someone get me a cane...

I'm getting so old! 20 already.
I've only lived for 2 decades and I already have
a degree, a husband, a cat...
I pretty well have my life together, I'd say.