Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I Promise I'll Floss...Just Please NOOOoooo!!!

WARNING: The following post might be TMI...
I take great pride in my oral hygiene; feeling as though my smile is one of my best features, I would. But I am here to admit it:
My name is April Millar and I need a ROOT CANAL!!
I will go through with it, just so I don't look like this lady in a few years:
(I mean I may still look like this when I am old with the bad lipstick and poofy hair, but at least when I pull down my lip [which everyone does often so this is legitimate], you will see all of my teeth instead of a gaping hole)

A year and a half ago my tooth chipped so I had a hole in my tooth. Even though I would floss food would always get stuck back there. Can you see it...?
I finally went to the dentist last week for the first time in three years! (I know Liz, be disgusted, it really is gross) And besides the little root canal I need to have, I had no cavities!! Yay for me!

In one week I will look like this guy:
(only prettier because I have long hair and I pluck my eyebrows)
Here for your viewing pleasure I am posting the grossest pictures I can find from a root canal:

Going along with the post theme of TMI, it's not fun to have the stomach flu the same time as your husband and only one bathroom, because then you both end up throwing up in the same toilet and there is disgusting stuff (that will make you throw up more) everywhere.
Merry Christmas
Eat Toffee

Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

SOLD!!! :(

That's right, my dear sweet TWANDA is GONE!!! If you have known me at all in the past 8 years, you have known my best buddy, Twanda. That's right, we have been together for 8 years!!
She has been with my family her entire life. In fact my bother-in-law won her in a work drawing!

I am sorry to say goodbye, dear sweet friend. After 220,000+ miles and a lot of great memories I bid you adue

But that's not all!!!
Trevor's GMC K5 Jimmy no longer belongs to us.
What were we thinking selling two cars in one week?

Their undrivable conditions probably did us in:
-Sever overheating (Twanda)
-Dropped Transmition (Jimmy)
- warped, blown, destroyed head gaskets (Twanda)
-A whole lot of mumbo jumbo technical terms I don't have the slightest idea what it means but the exact definition is: $$$
(Jimmy & Twanda)
Dear Santa,
I would like a reliable car for Christmas.
I have done my fare share of sitting on the side of the road.
That's not too much to ask, is it?
Frustrated and Stranded,

Friday, November 5, 2010


So I feel the need to write a disclaimer: It is not up to my decorating par yet so please don't judge too harshly. I still need to paint, put in shelving and hang things on the walls. But in the meantime here is our first little home:
The Kitchen

Don't you love that the cabinet won't close and the drawer under the stove is crooked? It gives the old place character I think. It's like in my very first car, whenever I would turn my left blinker on it would make the radio pulsate. It's just endearing, right?

The Living Room

It's tiny but it's perfect.

The Bedroom

Not a great angle, but it's what i have. The best thing about the bedroom is the closet, for how small the house is, somehow the closet is huge!! I even let Trevor put his clothes in it and everything still fits!
We have been loving ksl.com If we didn't get our furniture from Trev's sister, Angie, or my parents, we got it off ksl.com and we have gotten some awesome deals!!
Don't you love my quilt? My mom made it for my wedding present! She is awesome!

The SECOND Bedroom
View one: The Lounge Area

View Two: The Study Area
It's great because we can use the extra closet for our food storage!! (and my winter coats of course)

The Bathroom / Laundry Room

I thought it would frustrating having the washer and dryer in the bathroom, but I have found I just love having a washer and dryer, period(.) Besides It makes it easy to fold while attending to other business....

Well there you have it, I hope you have enjoyed the tour. Consider these pictures the before pictures and when I get everything the way I have invisioned I will post accordingly.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Slowly but surely I am decorating and getting my house in order (pictures to come...one day). It's been fun especially trying to get everything to work together on a major budget! So far my major block has been in Rugs! I may have taken them for granted my whole life but for the most part I can't believe how expensive they are!!!

Not only is it super hard to get one that I like, that works with everything else, and is the perfect size... then they tend to be a pricy penny. I am feeling a little overwhelmed.

Does anyone know where I can find some great rugs for a great price?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

25 Things about ME!

So I was Facebook stalking someone awhile ago, you know, trying to get to know them better without them knowing that I am getting to know them. (I maintain it's their own fault for posting what they post.)

Anyway they had a note about 25 things about them, I remembered I had participated in that activity awhile ago and I thought I would repost for my blogging friends.
(I know, and I still maintain it is my own fault for posting all this info about myself, but I think it would kind of cool if I had a real life stalker, I would be like all the celebrities)
1. I LOVE to travel! It is my goal to travel outside the country at least once every year, unless I am living internationally in which case that would just be awesome.
2. Every time I walk into a museum I get so excited that I start stumbling over my words not making coherent sentences. I start blurting out works like "Chiaroscuro, look, movement, here , stunning, controposto, symbolic, gorgeous, etc. But once I can calm down I actually give a pretty good tour.
3. Ok, see if you can follow this: I have 3 older sisters, TWO of my sisters married guys named Jeff. My other sister married a guy named Bryce. My husbands name is Trevor BRYCE. My name is Donna April, Trevor's late grandmother's name is Donna, and his grandfather's name is Bryce who he was named after. So he has grandparents named Bryce and Donna, which are the names that Trev and I have but don't use.
4. I am the WORST storyteller, but I LOVE telling stories. I give way too much detail and I usually get distracted half way through. I have been teased about my story telling abilities all my life; I usually have to say "I found 5 bucks" at the end to make it a decent story.
5. It is not a secret that I love to eat, apparently the fact that I have eaten 19 zebra cakes at one time is not a secret either...
6. I own more costumes then actual clothes, and I am constantly trying to think of themed / dress-up parties.
7. I am constantly cold (which facilitates my detest for the winter months). I told Trevor one time that I think the reason why I am always freezing is because I have problems with my thyroid, now he talks about getting me a thyroid transplant.
8. I am the only left-handed person in my family, which means I learned to do many things with my right hand. My mom didn't really know I was left handed until I was about 15 and for my high school graduation she gave me left handed scissors, very thoughtful if I was in Kindergarten.
9. I only like to cook when there is someone in the kitchen to keep me company.
10. My car's name is Twanda
11. I got pulled over once for a DUI....although I was not drunk.
12. The only car accident I have been in with air bags was when we ran into a construction dumpster. No, we weren't drunk then either.
13. I truly believe every girl needs: a red coat, red shoes, and a red purse
14. My favorite picture book growing up was Miss Rumphius and my favorite book in 4th grade was Maniac Magee
15. I hate the taste of cilantro
16. I recieved my Patriarchal Blessing on September 11, 2001
17. I have dimples and my first grade teacher told me they were angel kisses. To prove her theory I tried asking my mom, she said it was a weak muscle. I was devastated.
18. I have the best friends in the world!
19. One of my favorite things about Trevor are his large lips.
20. I like my smile. (Thank goodness for braces!)
21. My grandparents were related.... distantly. My grandma came through Hyrum Smith's first wife, Jerusha, and my grandpa came through Hyrum Smith's second wife Mary Fielding. The bright side is that my grandma didn't have to change her last name when she got married.
22. I had a funeral for my first car Goldburg, who was named after the WCW wrestler.
23. I have gone through many phases in my life some of them have included: wrestling (see #22), monster trucks, rat-tails (hair), Queen (the band), flowers in the hair, skinny dipping, and many MANY other phases.
24. My most embarrassing moment includes me yelling "BOONDOGGLE" and ripping my friend's insulin pump out of his stomach.
25. I was born on 4/20, which is the same day as Hitler's birthday, the Colombine anniversary, and national "get high" day... what a great day, right?

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ode To AT&T

You were brilliant to obtain a monopoly on IPhone
Otherwise no one would want you through disdain
Everytime I look at my bill I moan
Believe me, I do have reason to complain
But now I have lost my phone and I don't even care

I have called your customer service at least 3 times
With no luck, frustrations, and even tears
Just let me out, be done, it's only fair
I am through with you taking all my dimes
But alas Trevor loves you so in all my fears

It's you I will deal with forever, I groan
I hope you are happy with me insain
Because next time I call and hear you drone
No more Mrs. Nice Girl, bring on the rain!
Oh, I just got a call saying they found my phone
I guess we can be friends now