Dreaming in Color

Monday, March 3, 2014

Clean eating snack

I am loving this snack combination. Completely clean, satisfys my sweet tooth, and even has  a veggie...zucchini muffins topped with fage Greek plain yogurt and a drizzle of honey. Perfect for a bedtime snack. :)

1 warm zucchini muffin (recipe here)
2 tbsp Fage Greek yogurt
1 tsp Honey

I love fage Greek yogurt because of the ingredient list! Pasteurized skim milk and active live yogurt cultures! THAT' IS ALL!

It is a little bit pricey, but when I only eat a few tablespoons at a time, it lasts me quite a while. You can also put it on your oatmeal or use it as a substitute for sour cream! 

What are your favorite clean eating snacks? 

If you tried this, what did you think?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

March Madness!

Here is what I am looking forward to in March!

Lucky in love printable ~ and we were married on St. Patrick's Day! :)

Decorating my house with cute printables like THESE

lucky charms.

I am so excited for LUCKY CHARMS!! Forget the clean eating and trying to look good for my wedding. Lucky Charms are incredibly good. I mean come on, just look at them. 

Lucky Charms treat for the kids on St. Patrick's Day. Just use Avery full-sheet labels for the free printable or check out Avery 22821 toppers and bags and create your own look.

I want to make these for my kiddos (when the time comes) but for now, i'll make them for the roommates. 

Celebrating our TWO year anniversary with this stud!

March means working on wedding invitations...pictures to come!

1. Do you have any St. Patrick's Day traditions?

2. What are you looking forward to this month?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

highs and lows

This has been quite the week for me. Full of lots of lows but also some highs.

Over the past six months, I've been having some mystery medical issues. It started with headaches and disequilibrium. I've overcome the headaches but found out my left ear is 30% worse for balance. January, I began to get numbness around my tongue (almost daily) and some numbness in my molars. February, I've had my leg go heavy/numb a few times, and my fingers/fingertips feel numb and heavy.

I've had a few anxiety attacks.
I've been to the neurologist multiple times.
I passed  my neurological exam with flying colors.
I've had an MRI and everything is normal.
I've tried an anti-anxiety medicine.

I still don't know what is going on and it is extremely scary. But on the up side, I've grown so much closer to God in the past week than I have been in a long time. I'm slowly learning how to adapt to this and how to let go of all my control and just offer it to God. If you haven't had to do this in your life, it is extremely difficult to trust that you're going to be okay despite all the physical aliments that are happening. I am quickly learning that God is my protector, healer, maker, and Savior.

I often wonder why this is happening to me. Is the devil just using my worst fears (numbness and losing the ability to speak) against me? Is God trying to bring me back into a closer relationship with Him? Will I somehow impact others' lives through my trials? I desperately want tot know the reason for all of this, but that is where I have to let go of control and just trust that God is carrying me through this. I won't say that it is a fun lesson to learn, but I think it is a necessary one. I so wish that I could learn this any other way, but this is what's best.

I have a personal goal to be able to truthfully say "I am 100% okay with having these symptoms for the rest of my life." This will definitely take some time to come to terms with, especially in the midst of an anxiety attack or dizzy spell, but I am holding tight to God and believing that He will protect me.

On a more positive note...

Colton has been enjoying his time in Chicago on an architecture vacation. He has seen many cool buildings, architecture firms, and ate some delicious food. I have missed him dearly, but his absence has allowed me time with my girl friends. :)

This week I began an eating clean challenge. Originally, I wanted to go for 30 days (with one cheat meal a week) and then reevaluate how I was doing. After one week in (and seeing awesome progress), I feel that I could sustain this for the long-haul (which is what is ideal). I also was able to get in 3 EXTRA WORKOUTS! One being a 2-3 hour hike!

Check out http://365daysofcleaneating.com/ for some awesome recipes and motivation as my friend Tiffany eats clean for 365 days!!

I got the privilege of seeing my wonderful mom Friday night and Saturday morning. It's also so refreshing to see her, especially with all of my medical issues.

Lastly, wedding planning is going FABULOUSLY! It is so fun to be able to put this whole thing together exactly how we want it. Here are a few sneak peaks...

Hoping to order this in the next few days 
Wedding Cake Topper - Personalized fancy script Cake Topper - Unique Custom Last Name Wedding Cake Topper - Peachwik Cake Topper - PT9

I hope everyone has a great next week :)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


In honor of Valentine's day coming up, here are a few things i'm LOVEing at the moment! Enjoy!

[starbucks holiday blend...]


[made in my fiance's keurig]

[these fleece-lined leggings @ ross $5.99]

[cooking in this crockpot. thanks karen]

[these bootcamp classes by carrie. seriously, check out her studio. it's AMAAAZZZZZZING! check her out HERE]

Turquoise and Gold Wedding in Perth – Stephanie and Stefan
Turquoise and gold sparkle  Style Me Pretty | GalleryMore gold glitter wine bottles for centerpieces! Modge podge does the trick!

[What are you loving?]

Happy Valentine's Day!


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sunday Night Blues

Every once in a GREAT while, caffeine keeps me awake. Or maybe it's the fact that I drank 1/3 of a monster at 7:30 pm? Regardless, I'm awake, my body feels funny, and my brain won't shut down. What do I do? I browse Pinterest and read Facebook posts.

Anyways, if you're up this late with me, please enjoy these wonderful Pinterest gems that I came across.

Waterfall braid
I may or may not do a waterfall braid for Colt's eBay work party this weekend. 

The Best Gingerbread
I will be attempting to make this gingerbread bread in a few weeks. 

I plan on making this tomorrow night, with decaf coffee of course! ;)
Salad in a Jar.  Perfect for the beach!
Now I want to put everything in a mason jar. Because of my lack of sleep, I made homemade hot cocoa mix in a jar. 
Birthday Cake Pancakes! im so making this for my birthday!
For the past two years, it's been a tradition that Colton makes me these birthday cake pancakes on my birthday. They are to die for, seriously!

Now that I've thoroughly exhausted Pinterest, I really hope I can get some sleep as I have to wake up in 5 hours :/ Darn, 7:30 am class! Goodnight!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

It's a wrap (bucket list wrap-up)

At the beginning of this summer, I made myself a "summer bucket list" of things I wanted to accomplish this summer. I would love to say that I did every single thing on the list, but life happens and some things don't work out as planned. Regardless, I did do almost every thing on the list to some extent.

The Summer Bucket List

Hiking Bell Canyon with Shelby

 Lots of hiking-Corner Canyon  5/23/13, Bell Canyon with Shelby 6/4/13, Millcreek Canyon 6/6/13, and Ensign Peak 6/15/13

·         Maintain my weight-I actually gained some weight, some of it being nice muscle definition

Camping for Bike MS

·         Go camping more than once-6/29/13-6/30/13 and 8/10/13-8/12/13

·         Learn more about blogging and do it regularly-proud to say I posted over 30 posts this summer, and learned a little about html coding and the like.

·         Spend a week in Vegas with my girlfriends for my 21st birthday.
Cute little Austin that I had the privilege
of babysitting. He is such a stud!

·         Get a summer job-plasma, yard work/cleaning for my parents, one-time babysitting


·         Donate plasma- 6/4/13 

·         Make new friends-a few here and there. Still praying for some awesome Christian girls
St. George golfing with my
best friend Amanda.

·         Try new things (golf 6/9/13, Indian food, make sushi 8/18/13)
Fruit/protein popsicles

·         Make fruit popsicles-7/17/13

·         Watch two of my good friends get married (Tristen&Enoch 8/17/13 and Kaitlyn&Michael 5/13/13)

The beautiful bride & her groom.

My first legal drink, a gin fizz!

·         Drink a fruity cocktail on my 21st birthday

The Capital building with my love.

·         Visit the Capital building-7/29/13

·         Read lots and lots of books-I probably read over 20 books this summer

Monday, August 26, 2013

I've moved!

I moved this last week.
I now live on the U of U campus in an apartment with 3 roommates.
I have a small room, but it's cute.
I am able to ride the shuttle to all of my classes.
I don't like change, nor do I do well with it.
Anyways, here are some pictures of my new casa!

Standard bathroom.

Storage room and such.

This is the living room. It needs more decorations.

The small, ugly, kitchen. Haha.

Dining room table.

This is the shelf that I painted a few months ago and never got around to hanging it up. It's finally hung! I feel so crafty.

My desk and dresser area. This dresser is a girls best friend. The drawers are really wide and very, very deep. Holds lots of clothes. ;)

Entry way, mirror, and closet area. 

My comfy bed.

All the food that for some reason, hardly gets eaten.