Thursday, May 22, 2014

CureSearch {Phoenix Walk}

One thing about my life that I throughly enjoy & could spend the rest of my life doing is helping people. Young, old, sick, disabled, short, tall & so on... {I know you thought I was going to say crafting}
Thankfully I just graduated & hope to pursue a career where I can spend everyday of the rest of my life doing so.
Luckily some of my life has been dedicated to being apart of the most amazing committee of people as activities & entertainment chair for {CureSearch for Children's Cancer}. In this group of wackos, they have taught me so much more about passion, commitment & pure love... I could make an endless list of what I have learned from them... but I will keep it short for your sake.
They bring their stories along with their passion to even more people to get the word out that these kiddos need our support to get the help they need to say sayonara to the awful thing called cancer... Nobody should have to suffer.
Everyone who is supporting the cause of eliminating Childhood Cancer are incredible beyond words, I am a little biased for my group & would like to brag about their dedication & work they have done over the years to support the cause.

At our walk last year we raised over 25K & this year our goal is $57,500.00 & to have 69 teams registered!!!!!!!! Help us help these kids... If your in the Phoenix area our walk is November 16th 2014
If you can't walk, join/create a team or donate... your voice is the strongest tool you have, get the word out!!!!!!
Follow our journey on:

You only have one life & you should do the most you can with it, I plan on dedicating mine to helping others & having a positive impact where I can, hopefully creating a ripple effect & impacting more than I ever knew I could. I am so thankful to have people in my life who support this goal & help me to move towards it.
If it isn't childhood cancer research or elimination you aren't supporting... find something, find a passion... making an impact & be good. 
There is a lot of good in the world, but there needs to be more. Smile, laugh, go with the flow & pass on that goodness.

Right now & for as long as I need to I will be supporting these beautiful, unbelievable strong little cancer warriors,  my voice will always be as loud as I can make it to help them speak when they can't on their own.

"CureSearch for Children's Cancer accelerates the cure for children's cancer by driving innovation, eliminating research barrier, and solving the field's most challenging problems." We provide funding to scientists addressing questions that challenge the status quo and promote collaboration in order to push the children's cancer research field closer to a cure. And, because clinical trials are the means to saving the lives of infants, children and adolescents with cancer today, CureSearch continues to fund therapeutic clinical trails at hospitals across the country"
To find out more about CureSearch visit their website

Photo: Last years walk, son of Nicole... Event chair & one of the most admirable woman I have ever met, who I will forever look up to.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

graduation {party}

My boyfriend's amazing mother sure knows how to throw a party!!! So thankful for all that she has done!!!!!! The party she threw for Zach & I was the BEST!
She found the cutest little place in Scottsdale for the bash, {Sip} which is a coffee & beer house.
Since the first time she took us there, I have fallen madly in love with the place, I could live there!!!
It was a great party filled with all of our friends & family who could make it! As well as my incredible momma who came from Washington!
After the past week I am feeling beyond lucky & so happy!!!!!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day mini bouquets!

For all the special momma's in my life that I got to see & spend time with yesterday they got some cute little mini bouquets that I crafted up {with Zach & my momma}
Once they were done I realized how cute they would be for some sort of party or dinner... or anything for that matter!!!
All you need is some hot glue, burlap, ribbons, jars & some flowers!!!!
I also go these adorable clippy blackboard tags from {Michaels}to use as well!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

graduation is finally here!

What you get when you hand your friend your camera & force her to take your graduation pictures... after previously forgetting that you weren't beyonce & threw a temper tantrum about how freakin hot it is here in Az!!!!
Anyways I have finally made it to graduation!!!!!!!
Arizona State you have been wonderful!
Time to use this family & human development major & change the world!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

{no fry} fried ice cream!!!!!!

Are you ready to make the most delicious Cinco De Mayo dessert?
EASIEST, soooooooo yummy & did I mention easy?

6 cups corn flakes {crushed}
2 tablespoons white sugar
3 tablespoons butter {melted}
5 table spoons corn syrup
5 table spoons honey
2 teaspoons cinnamon
vanilla ice cream {1 gallon}
any toppings you want {whipped cream, syrup, honey, chocolate, syrup, berry syrup, ANYTHING YOU WANT}

crush corn flakes, I throw them into a big baggie & give them a few punches
combine cereal, sugar, butter, corn syrup, honey & cinnamon!
Shape ice cream into any size ball you want, I did little babies... roll balls in the cereal {press lightly to ensure balls are fully coated}
place ice cream balls into a muffin tin or on a plate... freeze until ready to serve or it appears to have set together!
Top with any of your yuppy toppings & ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!