Friday, May 30, 2014

NEW BLOG: Please Come Follow Along!

Hi sweet friends! I've been absent from the blogosphere for quite a while now and I am so happy to announce that I am finally back! I have started a new blog called "A Blossom Of Bliss." The content and design have improved so I would be so happy if you would join me on this journey! Please take a minute and check it out here!  And while you are there leave a comment to say hello! I look forward to seeing you!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Favorite Photo Friday

This has been a CRAZY week. Around here we've been busy busy! We are finally getting in the swing of things but we've procrastinated just enough that we'll spend our weekend studying...FUN! (insert sarcasm here...) Devin is going to school full time and working full time so he has a lot on his plate. I am taking 18 credits and in the process of getting a part time job, so my schedule is pretty booked to! 

Thankfully we took sometime this week to relax and regain our sanity :)
Wednesday Devin and I went to Sammy's and stuffed ourselves with delicious burgers and pie shakes!! If you live in Utah County you need to check it out. They literally put an entire piece of pie in the shake. It's heaven in a cup.
 Thursday night Chloe came over and we had some much needed girl talk! I love that we are so open and can talk about anything.  Plus she brought me these sweet mugs from Israel. I love the color!
This morning/when we finally got ready today (at 12:30...) We went out for brunch and I got my hands on the sweet hot chocolate I've been craving. 

This week I also have been working on my new blog A Classy Coupon. I'm still trying to get everything running but I would love it if you'd head over there and follow. I will be posting my favorite freebies and deals there! 

XOXO, Kinzie

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

6 Pairs of Sandals for $21 Shipped!!

It's been so long since I've written a blog post that it took me a minute to remember how to upload a picture! I'm sorry for my absence but I had a few other priorities to attend to. Recently a few people have pointed out that I am really good at finding deals and I've really learned how to stretch a dollar. I realize that a lot of those that follow my blog are young married college students. Therefore, I thought it could be beneficial to post about some of the deals I find so I can hook you up too! 
Yesterday I got home from a meeting and checked my email and saw a deal I could not pass up. There is a website that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE! It's called Totsy. It offers tons of amazing products at dramatically reduced prices (like 50-90% off). They have tons of deals on baby items, but since I'm not a momma yet I love the shoes and home decor!
For FREE shipping on your first order use this link HERE. The free shipping is valid when you make your purchase within your first 30 days of signing up.
I would highly recommend signing up for totsy. They will email you daily with their best deals. I've made multiple purchases from them and have been happy with the products! So don't forget to sign up here!

xoxo Kinzie

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Life Lately

Today while talking to my friend Sara she let me know that I hadn't posted on my blog for a while and she was having a hard time keeping up with my life. I guess I'm not in the habit of blogging, so sometimes I just forget. For Sara's sake here are somethings I've been up to lately...
  1. Registered for Spring Semester
  2. Got my hair cut
  3. Made some really delicious chocolate rolo cookies
  4. Watched the election and nearly cried
  5. Came in second place in a really close game of five crowns
  6. Procrastinated my 12 page paper that is due next week
  7. Enjoyed a day off with my hubby
  8. Went mini golfing
  9. Ate Fajitas (which happens to be my favorite dinner right now)
  10. Went to my sweet cousin Rachelle's baby shower
  11. Hung out with my cute Grandma Sue
  12. Watched the entire series of "Once Upon A Time"
  13. Celebrated my first Halloween as an old married woman
  14. Took on the challenge of making plans for holidays 
  15. Walked around Hobby Lobby and became giddy over all of the Christmas decorations
  16. Smiled as my facebook new feed was blown up yesterday by so many of my lovely friends announcing the locations of where they will be serving their LDS Missions
  17. Beat up a Pinata (who says that is just for kids) 
  18. Put a new wreath on my front door
  19. Ordered Christmas cards 
  20. Celebrated our eight month anniversary, and I finally made the the trip to the Social Security Office to officially change my name 
  21. And made my pinterest board "Pinned it, tried it, loved it" it makes life so much easier when I can quickly jump back to my favorite recipes I've found online. If you would like to check out my growing collection click here.
So there you have it, that is my life lately

P.S. I know it's late but here are a couple of the pictures we took on Halloween :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Do you ever have days where you just want your mom? I've had a lot of those lately, but fortunately I spent all last weekend being pampered at my parents. Growing up I never appreciated the rockstars that my parents are. Dad-- I promise at some point you will get a lovey dovey post, but on this one my heart goes out to mom. -- My mother is an amazing woman. She has endured things that I can't imagine but has the most positive attitude of anyone I've ever met. She is giving, graceful, and kind. When I was younger everyone told me how grateful I should be to have such a wonderful mother, but in my mind I would chuckle and think "My mom? She's just my mom." Now as I've had sometime to reflect about my childhood I realize that not all moms are as wonderful as she is. Not all are as selfless and would sacrifice anything for their child, but my mom would...will, DOES! She is an angel to me, and helps me through all the changes that continue on in life. My mother is my best friend. Although she may not think so sometimes, I think she is the coolest. Yep, mom I bet you never thought that would come out of my mouth. I honor you, I respect you and I aspire to be like the woman you are. Never let your light be dimmed, you are an example to all that know you, and I will love you forever. Thank you for raising me right! I'll forever be in your debt for that!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Baked French Toast...Mmmm Good!

Earlier this month was Devin's birthday! Growing up my family always did breakfast in bed on the morning of your birthday and I wanted to carry out that tradition. Devin's favorite breakfast food is french toast...but I knew I couldn't make him regular french toast. After all, it is was his special day. I stalked my pinterest breakfast board and finally I found the one. You can find the original post here.

Ingredient Checklist
*1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
*1 cup brown sugar
1 loaf Texas toast
4 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar for sprinkling

1. Melt butter in microwave & add brown sugar....stir till mixed.
2. Pour butter/sugar mix into bottom of 9 x 13 pan....spread around
3. Beat eggs, milk, & vanilla
4. Lay single layer of Texas Toast in pan
5. Spoon 1/2 of egg mixture on bread layer
6. Add 2nd layer of Texas Toast
7. Spoon on remaining egg mixture
8. Cover & chill in fridge overnight
9. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes (covered for the first 30 minutes)
10. Sprinkle with powdered sugar

*My tips: I felt like the sugar/butter mix was a bit too much for me. I would recommend halving this portion. Second I added a cream cheese mix in the middle of  the two layers of bread. For this I used and 8 oz. package of cream cheese, and then powdered sugar and vanilla extract to taste. Make sure that the spread is softened before you try to put it on the bread, I promise it will make it MUCH easier.  

To go on top I made a caramel syrup and seriously it was amazing. (I also used it as an ice cream topping a few days later :)) Look for that recipe in my next post!! 

Do you have any birthday traditions or breakfast foods you love? If so please enlighten me. I love traditions! 

xoxo Kinzie

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Marriage Advice

Good morning! Today some of my marriage advice is featured over on "Love the Grows." It would make me smile if you went and checked it out. Bethany is the writer of the blog and she is flipping cute. So go say hi!! xoxo Kinzie