Saturday, December 10, 2011

Meet Lucy!

Attention everyone!

I would like to introduce the newest member to the Chatsworth North 6 family.

This is Lucy.


Lucy is my new Kitchen Aid Mixer. And my new best friend. 

As some of you may know, my birthday was on Sunday. And what did I get? LUCY!

I mean what more can a girl want?! 

I know some of you are probably thinking that's the last thing you would ask for. 
Or what a waste of money!
Or why didn't she ask for an ipod or clothes? 
Or gift cards?
A mixer? Really?

But let me tell you. She's already been the bestest friend I could ask for! 
She's already made three types of cupcakes, three different cookie recipes, a pie, whipped cream and frostings galore! All in a week and a half!

Most of this is due to the fact that we had a birthday dessert celebration. In which I made the majority of desserts. With the help of Cass. But there's more to post on that fiesta later. With lovely pictures as well!

But for now I'd love you to all gawk at her buttercup yellow beauty. And admire her shiny bowl with a handle. And keep posted for new recipes she and I create!




Sorry this was taken on my phone... Bad quality...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Welp.
It's that time of year again folks.
You guessed it.

DECEMBER


AKA The best month ever.

Why you may ask?

Because I said so.

Because...

1. Christmas Music
2. My Birthday
3. Gingerbread cookies, houses, men.
4. Hot Cocoa
5. LIGHTS
6. Trees
7. Snow
8. Christmas Music. (yes. it's that important. it's on the list twice. Free Christmas Tunes)
9. BAKED GOODS
10. Mistletoe
11. Gift Giving
12. Family
13. Friends
14. Christmas Movies
15. Grandma's Fudge
16. Our Savior (This should be number one)

This Month as you take finals, stress out, or whatever it is that you do. Let's remember the happy things of Christmas. Especially the first part. CHRIST. Let's celebrate with the ones we love. Let's do quiet acts of service. Let's bake and eat and share. Let's build snowmen. Make Gingerbread Houses. Go Caroling. Sing Christmas tunes. Let's enjoy Christmas : )

In honor of this holiday season the roomies and I did a little jig. And took some festive photos. Enjoy : )









Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Turkey in Montana


I love Thanksgiving.

ALOT.

I love spending time with my family. I love Montana. I love cooking. And I especially love eating.So Thanksgiving is a great holiday.

This Thanksgiving I got to share this wonderful holiday with two of my great friends.
Ryan and Mackenzie.

This was Ryan's first adventure in Montana/Wyoming. And let me tell you. It was a BLAST!

After the longest drive of Ryan's life. We arrived in Billings Tuesday night. To the greeting of the twins and homemade chicken noodle soup and cornbread. (THE BEST)

The rest of the week is history. Filled with lots of food. Shopping. Staying up way too late. Snuggling on the couch. Watching movies. Black Friday. Pumpkin Pie. Ugly Sweaters. Band practice. And more food. haha

Saturday Night/Sunday Morning. Mackenzie and I seriously considered whether we would ever get out of my bed. But that would just result into failing college. getting fat. and being really warm. haha. but extremely happy...

Needless to say it was a wonderful weekend. We unfortunately had to return to school. But we made it safely with only minor adventures along the way. And now only 2ish weeks till Christmas Break!


I seriously cannot wait.....


But in the meantime. Enjoy the photo documentation of the wonderful Turkey Break!

Halfway there!


 Delicious. The Burger Dive
Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes. My new fave. 
Montana Vintage Store

Ryan's Finds from Thrifting!
All ready for Black Friday!
Waiting in Line for OLD NAVY!
Buffalo Wild Wings. 

Ryan Completed the Blazin' Challenge!

So Happy! Free TShirt!


Monday, November 14, 2011

11.11.11

So this past week there was a holiday.
No. It wasn't veteran's day.

Ok. Well yes it was. But I'm talking about another holiday.
11.11.11
So this was kind of a big deal. So much of a big deal we decided to celebrate.
So Cassandra wrote a little poem.

When a star shoots bright, some make a wish,
For a brand new car or maybe even a fish.
Others make their wish, sublime,
When the hands hit eleven at the same time.
This Friday will be extra sweet,
For the eleventh hour, minute, month, day and year will all meet.
Join North SIX for food, friends and fun,
We’ll be starting at nine; hope you can come!

I planed the menu. 
 Yes. I know. Cupcakes. Jr. Mint and Oreo found Here
Yummy crock pot cheese dip. And veggies!

We thought of some games.





And Voila!
EPIC PARTY!

Here are some glamour shots of the night.


Hope you had a happy 11.11.11!



Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Diet Coke.

Do you ever crave anything?
Is there one treat that totally brightens your day?
Do you ever exhale in satisfaction after partaking of this said treat?

I have a secret.

I have that craving.

For Diet Coke.

I don't know what it is that makes it so spectacular.
Actually that's a lie. I do.
It's that crisp sweet taste.
The bubbles going down your throat.
That little buzz from the carbonation and the caffeine. 
That's what makes me wild.

Aren't those cups off the chain? Refillable for $0.95!

Alyssa and I with Harold B. Lee.

This week has been one of those weeks. Lots of homework. Research paper. You know the average life of a college kid. So in my attempts to stay sane and awake I've done nothing to combat my addiction.

So cheers to college!

I blog when I really wanna avoid doing my homework. haha


Monday, November 7, 2011

Life of a College Kid

Hello World.
It's been a long time. I hope the cyber world and my blog followers did not think I was dead. Cause I'm not. I'm alive. And well. But mostly alive. And fantastic.

What have I been up to since my summer adventures in Montana? That's a great question.

What haven't I been up to is a better question.

I'm currently down at the old BYU. Resuming my college education. I switched my major. Just in case you were wondering. No more music. Well that's a lie. I'm now an Elementary Education Major with a Minor in Music.

I also have a sweet new job. I'm a research assistant, for the school of family life. Basically I click buttons and edit heartbeats  It's the best. My office-mates are the bomb.

I live in a house. Well more like a townhouse. Called Chatsworth. It's the best. And it's big. And it's cute.

Meet my roommates. They are great.
From the left. Meredith. Cassandra. Me. Amanda.
These ladies are great. This is us on Halloween. We dressed up like 80's Aerobics Instructors. Pretty boss right? We may be a little crazy. But I love every minute.

Meet my new friends. Yeah we are all 20+ years old. But from these pictures you might not know.





Yeah. So now you've been caught up. Life is just dandy. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Summer of Love

Well. Today's the day. My Last official day of summer in Montana.

(it's technically over since it's past midnight now)

It's weird to think that I was dreading the move back home and away from friends.

And so I created this blog to consume my lifeless summer with.

But you know what? It was actually great.

I had a bunch of great jobs such as Old Navy, Nannying and Personal Assisting.

I have a wonderful, goofy, crazy, annoying family that I LOVE spending time with.

The Singles Ward is probably the most interestingly weird ward on the face of the planet.(in a good way)

I swam in a pool at least once every other week. (that's a record for me)

I got TAN!

I was able to paint my nails a new shade every couple days.

I was able to eat my hearts content of baked goods and mom's food.

And I wasted my life away on Netflix watching 30 Rock. Arrested Development. Psych. and some other shows I'm embarrassed to admit.

I read all of the Harry Potter series. For the first time.

And I attended 3 of 4 weddings of my dearest friends. And was able to see the joy in their happy married faces!





What a wonderful happy happy summer!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Nerdiness=Happiness.

Hello.
My name is Mallory.
And I'm a bona-fide nerd.
I love Harry Potter.
I love Glee.
I love watching the Disney Channel.
I like doing random stupid things for fun.

This weekend was one of those times for being a nerd. I hung out with my good high school pals Kailey and Emily. We had no idea what to do. There's not a lot to do in MT late at night so we brainstormed. And this is the best we came up with.

"Hey there's a new sonic in town. it's open late. let's drive all the way up there!"
"Ok, that sounds good!"

So we hit the town. AKA the upper heights of Billings MT. I got a cherry limeade and onion rings. yum.

Then our waiter came. And we made this preposterous lie that we heard sonic workers have to sing when they deliver your food. And our wonderful waiter sang this and I got it all on video.

video


Anywhoo it was awesome. It's a great song. He must be a Bruno Mars fan because the night before he sang "Just the Way You Are" for my cousin and my brother and I.

And then of course we had to head to Walmart. Because other than bars. It's the only thing open after midnight. And we found these beauties so of course we had to have a photo shoot.


        Them there is some sweet spirit shirts.

Then the next day Kailey and I went to The Glee Movie. In 3D. haha. It was the first showing of the day  and there were like 10 people there. And I'm pretty sure I annoyed every single person there. I sang along to some of the songs and when the songs got intense I pumped my fists with them! haha. It was wonderful. We even got the kids trays which come with popcorn, a drink, and fruit snacks!

Anyways. I'm 20 years old.
Almost 21 but I love being a nerd. And I think life is more fun when you are one.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

If you give a mouse a cookie...

Once upon a time, I caught a mouse.

Well not me actually. But my brothers.

And I managed to catch it all on video. Enjoy : )

And please forgive me and all my screaming...












Saturday, July 9, 2011

Baking.

So at the start of the summer I baked a lot. So much so that I didn't have time to blog about it. But now as I am running through my iphoto library I'm looking at all the beautiful concoctions I haven't shared with you. Most of these can be found at miss lizzy's blog and some of them are my own found recipes. 

Bon Appetit!

 Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting



 Vanilla Cupcakes with Classic Vanilla Buttercream


Chocolate Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting and crushed Butterfingers

Jr. Mint Cupcakes (probably my absolute favorite!)

 Chocolate Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache and Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting.






Now these next pictures are probably the most fun new recipe I've come across. And definitely the most addicting to eat! They are called cake bites. If you google them they are becoming a huge hit. I even saw a book at Borders about them. They have many different names cake pops, cake balls, cake bits, but I like Cake Bites. They are really a piece of cake in a bite. I decided to take on the challenge for my brother's graduation party. (I made some cupcakes too of course :) My advice is don't plan on showcasing your first batch. The more you do em they easier they become but my first couple bites looked terrible. But here is how you make em. 

1. Make a Cake. Any flavor. Boxed or homemade. Put it into square pan.


2. After it has cooled. Cut around the edges.

3. Put edgeless cake into mixing bowl. Add half a can of frosting. 
Or some of your own homemade stuff.



4. Mix cake on low till it crumbles finely.


4. Form into little balls.  Put into freezer. Freeze overnight. 


5. When ready to dip the bites, Melt Chocolate. Dark, Milk, White, whatever you want to go with your cake and dip balls into chocolate and put onto wax paper. Don't use chocolate chips. They are too thick.
 I highly recommend using chocolate bark. 
It is found in the baking aisle at the grocery store. Or CandiQuick.

These are my funfetti cake balls. Funfetti cake dipped in white chocolate and covered with sprinkles. These were the first ones I made. They look a little goopy and aren't very consistent in shape. 
Trust me they taste much better than they look.

They are soo yummy! Super rich and you want to eat a billion of them. They definitely are time consuming though. I've made them for two different parties this summer and they were a huge hit!

Happy Baking!


 

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