Monday, January 30, 2012

All I needed......

was new TV.

But this little baby sucked me in.

I got wind of it from my Twitter friend @jaminrules (follow her).

I watched the entire first season in two days and I live for the new episodes every Sunday.

I love to adore Anna and Bates.

I love to yearn for Mary and Matthew to be together

 I love to hate Thomas and Mrs. O'Brien

And I LOVE the Dowager Countess of Grantham

You should all watch it...all of season one is live streaming on Netflix and season two is online.

You have no excuse.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Challenge

It is Oscar time again.

And there are a lot of movies bestie and I need to see. 

8 to be exact....

Albert Nobbs
Iron Lady
My Week with Marilyn
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
The Artist
The Descendants

We have until February 26th....and we are going to do it.

This means a movie every Saturday and two Tuesday nights.

We started last week with.....

It was great. 

Made bestie cry which was...a thing. 

I mean little girl with a dying mom in the hospital....that's going to make bestie cry.

It was funny and sad and heartwarming. 

Just like me.

Then yesterday we saw.....

And it was beautiful.

Like...I have not seen every best picture contender yet but...this has my vote.

It was so so so so great.

Black and white...not a word of dialogue and still so amazing.

Just like me.

That did not make sense at all.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Fact - My Monniker

Over the past three years I have adopted a "nickname"

Sweet J

Twitter? @sweetjdp
Instagram? @sweetjdp
Gmail? sweetjdp@gmail
Blogger? Sweet J
License Plate? Sweet J

Where did it come from?

Everyone thinks it is that I am sweet....I have had that comment before.

But alas comes from Sweet Dee on Sunny in Philadelphia.

It's an ironic nickname because Sweet Dee is not sweet at all. She is a b word (censored for my family).

And so...Sweet J...for the same reason. 

Except I am a bit nicer than her....not by much.

Also when I google image searched for Sweet J I got this....

I can't make this stuff up.

Do you have a nickname?


When I first saw this I said...

"I am spending all the gift cards I got for Christmas on this"

I told Ed I went to the website....that was what I was doing.

He tried to talk me out of it.

I said I was doing it.

Then I saw the price.


I think it is worth it.

I really do.

So...if I can be a size 4 in one month and the skirt is still available I am buying it.

And if anyone would like to know...that is impossible.

So maybe for craft night we can glue sequins to a skirt I already own.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


On any given day, bestie and I will communicate in 398457398475 ways.

Hey Tell
Instagram (soon)

We usually start the convo with something specific...and then it goes in a million directions....

Case in point.

Completely normal for us...

entertainment for others.

I needed a prize

So I bought three.

But seriously everything on sale at J.Crew was an additional 40% off.

And I had gift cards to use.

Tights and two sweaters...a perfect prize.

Hurry and get your prizes before the sale is over.

New soup

So for soup night this week I tried this delight....

It was divine. 

Seriously I could eat it for days. 

Bestie bowed out of this one because she is not a big curry fan...

But you should try it...if you like that sort of thing.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Moral code

As we enter this presidential year, we hear a lot on honor and integrity.

The candidates try and spin that they are the the candidate with the most integrity...that we can trust them. 

We hear that this country needs this type of leader...that if not our country will end in moral decay.

I think....the true test of their so called honor is playing Words with Friends with them.

I am addicted to this game and I will play it with anyone..... and I KNOW a cheater.

I, of course, just let it go and shake my head but...


Have we fallen so far in our world that we have to cheat at a phone word game?

Is it so important that you win...that you cheat?

I will let you win if you will just play fair. 

So I suggest Words with Friends is used a a moral barometer.

I guarantee Mitt and Newt cheat.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Book Club

So I am on my way to making my resolution dreams come true.....

I started a book club.

We will meet once a month. 

We will read fabulous books and eat fabulous food.

We will have super deep insight into the books and the world in general.

Who is in? Leave me your email and I will send you the deets.

It's gonna be tight y'all

Nikki...we can Skype you in.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I want an iPad.

My birthday is in March.

Hint, Hint Ed Parker.

And since my soon to be new iPad needs a case I went on the hunt.

And I found this

The DoDo case at J. Crew.

It has a spine like a elastic closure.....and it is cute.


So I am all prepared for my March...March's my March...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Last week I had bestie over for soup.

I made this delicious creation

It was fab.

And momentous....the soup called for onions and I USED them.

Usually when a recipe calls for onions I skip over that part. I hate onions. So my poor husband never gets them and sweet Navy will never know them.

I am gong to make this a tradition...perhaps bi-weekly.

Anyone have any good soup recipes they want to share? 

2 Years

Ed and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary on Saturday.

We went to the temple and then to Ruth's Chris (thanks Dad and Lori).

side note....ruth's chris is good but it has nothing on maddox and maddox is half the price.

I am very lucky to have such a great man.

He loves and takes care of me and our daughter.

He is an amazing father and husband.

So for all you single ladies who want an amazing guy...


Go to jail I guess.


Miss Navy

One month
10 lbs
Still cannot fit in her clothes
Coo's (a little)
Sleeps through the night

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year

Last Year

Will dance my little butt off in a musical - Check
Will go to girls camp - Check
Will go to the beach - Check
Will go to Disneyland at least once - Boo no.....
Will read more - Check 
Will gossip less - Ha ha ha ha no
Will work on my language - Ummm it actually got worse
Will still be at a job I love - Quit that job to be a mom
Will make my calling and the Savior a priority - Did ok...could have been better
Will do my visiting teaching every month - *sigh* no
Will lose weight - Yes and then gained it in pregnanacy
Will love my husband - Every day
Will have days with my bestie - Check
Will gain a better relationship with family - Check
Will become heavy with child - Check Check Check
Will have 30 people following my blog - WOOT check
Will blog more - Check
*on my new incredible blog. don't y'all just love it? thank you miss and jenna for your hard work! it is perfect!*
Will be on Oprah - *Sob* no
Will plan TWO 30th birthday bashes - Check

This Year

Will lose the baby weight
Will read the Book of Mormon with my husband
Will try a new recipe once a week
Will love on my sweet girl baby
Will remember birthdays
Will drop ONE swear word....I even know which one
Will read a book a month
Will have a blow out J Crew birthday with Bestie (I mean esse)
Will not cry about turning 35 anymore (seriously it freaks me out)
Will start a craft night and a book club
Will SERIOUSLY do my visiting teaching every month
Will still have Bestie Saturdays
Will go to Hawaii for Thanksgiving
Will budget
Will have 100 followers on my blog
Will be kind
Will NOT get pregnant
Will stop and breath more
Will be happy
Will survive the apocalypse
Get three month supply (just in case)

Happy New Year