Yesterday was a good day to reflect on the brave and courageous people in my life who have served our country. My Grandpa Nielson served in Vietnam, and I know it was really hard for him to leave his family. It was a very hard war. When we were there visiting last year, he started telling me a few stories, … Continue reading “Grati-Tuesday”

What is Airbnb?

+ WHAT IS AIRBNB? WHY DO I LOVE IT SO MUCH? I am amazed at how many people don’t know about Airbnb. It is one of the best things I have ever discovered, and it is the reason why I will never stay in a stinky, expensive hotel room ever again. Airbnb is a website that lists places (Internationally!) that … Continue reading “What is Airbnb?”


Today I am especially grateful that my basic needs have been met my entire life. After going to California and being in much bigger cities than the one we live in, I noticed a lot more people who didn’t have food or shelter, and most of their belongings were with them in a bag or cart. I was so worried … Continue reading “Grati-Tuesday”


Even though school has been over for a week, I don’t think I’ve ever been so productive! It feels so good and is so exhausting at the same time. I’ve been able to work on projects that I’ve put off for months and do things that I never would have had time for during school. One of those things is … Continue reading “Grati-Tuesday”

Sweet Chicken

When we were first married, Dallas was pretty set on figuring out how to make Cafe Rio’s Sweet Pork recipe. Since the whole roast and Coke recipe seemed really complicated and way to much stinkin’ work, we opted to try it out with chicken. We got pretty dang close, and we LOVE this recipe! This is our go to chicken … Continue reading “Sweet Chicken”


As I sat musing over the last week, things that had happened, and things that made me happy. I came to the conclusion that I am grateful for people. The last job I had left me pretty jaded and kind of ruined my faith in humanity. I knew it had taken a tole on me because I didn’t want to … Continue reading “Grati-Tuesday”

Peanut Butter Bars

This is another recipe I have been making since I was 9 years old, and it turns out great every time…Unless you’re 9 and you keep forgetting ingredients or you accidentally burn it. I swear my mom had so much patience with me when I was first learning to bake. If you have ever had peanut butter bars from the … Continue reading “Peanut Butter Bars”


Utah still can’t decide if it wants to be spring or winter. It snowed at the end of last week and by Saturday it was gorgeous 70 degree weather again. Thankfully it has stayed that way, and today I was able to walk around campus for a little while waiting for Dallas to get off work. I can’t help thinking … Continue reading “Grati-Tuesday”

Apricot Chicken

                        Apricot chicken is one of the favorites in the Frame and Hall households, and it is a dozen of my friends favorites too. It is extremely easy, quick, and so good! (+leftovers taste just as good!) When we moved to Fillmore, Utah at the end of my 8th … Continue reading “Apricot Chicken”