Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Can you believe I did it?!?!

I ATE the FROG!!! 

It was BIG!
It was slimy!
It was bumpy!
It took a long time!
I got sidetracked!
It happened little by little!
I got it DOWN! 
It feels good!
Like, really good!

Today, I got 95% of my tax preparation done for our unbelievably fast growing business. Praise God. We are so blessed. We actually got incorporated the beginning of this fall and we finally have an accountant. That makes the BIG FROG, well, not so hairy :) However, there is still a TON of work on owning your own business. We are learning first hand how to do it all when it comes to our business. I'm the very artsy crafty, can never think straight kind of a person so to get this done, I feel accomplished. I feel happy. I feel tired. I'm going to bed.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Reindeer Mix

This quick snack is OH SO YUMMY and perfect for this holiday season.... ok, who am I kidding? It's going to be yummy ALL YEAR LONG!
It's so simple:
4 cups of Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs cereal
2 cups of mini pretzels (the big ole bag from Costco now has a smallish dent missing out of it! That is like a year supply of mini pretzels!)
1 can of salted peanuts (cashews would be super delicious!)
1 bag of white chocolate chips melted and dumped on the dry cereal, pretzel, nut mix.  (I used almond bark and that was fabulous too)

After all the goodness is covered with the chocolate/bark, lay out on the counter on top of wax paper... let it dry. Then snag a snack or two and share with friends. :)


Sunday, December 25, 2011


From Our Family.... To Yours!
XO. The Spry's

Sunday, May 15, 2011

EXTRA Thankful.

See how I commit? I let 1 1/2 days of Blogger being down and then I almost forgot about my commitment to share what I am thankful for.

#4 - BOOKS! I love to read!!! My new favorite... well, it's not new but pretty new to my everyday life, is the BIBLE. It truly is the Manual for Life! I've been trying so hard to focus on reading it at least 20-30 minutes a day. I'm tellin' ya... there is some good stuff in there!

#5 - Our Private Quarters sheets and pillows! WHOA! I had a hard time getting out of bed before but whoa nelly, these babies are AWESOME! We got the plush sheet set and it is like heaven in bed! (in fact, this is where I am at right now!) It's so lovely that we are hosting a home party to earn more of the 7 Layers of Bliss for our bed at a discount! May 26, my house! ;)

#6 - Our growing collection of fingernail polish! We love to polish our nails! We are very much girly girls in that sense. In fact, the girls actually gave me a pedi/mani on Mother's Day! I went a whole week with one hand purple and one hand green! *how cute they picked out Scentsy colors!

#7 - MOPS! I have met the most amazing women there over the past 2 1/2 years! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

I'll be back for a random post later tonight or tomorrow.

PS. A VERY SPECIAL Wedding is going on RIGHT NOW! This sweet couple got married today! I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE ALL THE DETAILS that went into this day! It's like BLOG ROYALTY!
Check out Elsie's blog... do you a see a pretty rad sponsor this month!??!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Ok... again, in no particular order, but...I
I LOVE Missoula!
We moved here just over 3 years from our very familiar home in SD.
At first, I was sooo super nervous about being so far away from our family & close friends.
But when I finally got the nerve to leave the house, this is what I saw that surrounded me!

Isn't it GORGEOUS!?
God is MAGNIFICENT and His creation is BREATHTAKING!
Being here, we truly get to see the beauty in it all.
We are so blessed to have this be our backyard, but if you are ever looking for a place to take an amazing summer vacation... look no further! COME SEE US! We'd LOVE to have your company!
It is so relaxing, so fun (lots to do during the summer months here!) and GLACIER NATIONAL PARK is just a couple hours away! Talk about complete AWE... that will take your breath away for sure.

The sun was shining today (75+ degrees! WAHOOO!) and it made me realize how thankful I am to be here in Missoula. - for many MANY reasons which will come soon!

 Arly had a softball game tonight and being able to soak up the sun while looking in the background at the snow covered mountains... like a postcard I tell ya! I pray it never gets 'normal' for me.

I will have pics of the girls to share tomorrow. All of our activities that have kept us busy this spring... stay tuned.

Love you and goodnight!

PS... I might not post the GOT LOTS TO BE THANKFUL FOR photo anymore... Do we really need to see that EVERYDAY?!? haha!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011



I love my hats!
Those of you who know me, know that I love to sleep in.
When you sleep in, you don't have time to fix your hair when you wait to roll out of bed until 9:42 when you have to be somewhere by 10:00! HA!
This is me this morning on my way to Bible Study... 

For sure the make-up doesn't get put on and the hair doesn't get all poofy and pretty... because I only have time to brush the teeth, get dressed, throw on a little perfume (especially when smellin' good is the name of your business!), scarf down a quick bowl of AppleJacks and grab the kiddos school work and GO!

I'm trying reallllly hard (ok, I KNOW I could try a little harder!) to get up in the mornings. 

That should be a NEW CHALLENGE right?!?

Ok, back to HATS! My favorite hats ever are from a local chicklet here in Missoula. Jen makes the cutest, most comfortable hats... and I have a HUGE soft spot for handmade! Check out Jen's hats at Piper and Paisley on Etsy. LOVE!

I'll be back soon.

Monday, May 9, 2011


Today I finished a 6 session training on Finding My Vision/Purpose in Life. Find more info HERE. It's SUPER AWESOME!
It made me dig deep (like DEEP!) and through all of that I now have challenges that I've created for myself to help me grow in the areas of my life that are in fact, the reason that I was put on this earth.

Through this experience, I've realized that I GOT LOTS TO BE THANKFUL FOR! (so I'm starting my list... which I will post EVERY DAY for the next 90 days for sure! - - so keep me accountable okay?)

#1. I am THANKFUL for Love!

My whole life I have felt loved, I have shown love. But in the last almost 2 years of having a relationship with God, I know now what TRUE love is & I'm learning how to give it. 
It's the most satisfying feeling ever.
It makes me feel 'real' and it makes me feel whole.
It makes me want to be a better wife.
It makes me be a better mother.
It makes me happy.

PLEASE join me on this journey if you'd like. My list will be completely random! AND I AM COMPLETELY EXCITED TO COMMIT TO THIS!

Thank you to my friend Allison for being such a great mentor (whether she knows it or not!) to me... for great ideas, amazing inspiration through her everyday living & being a Sister!!!

XO. Jari

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Guess Who's Back?!??!? (back, back...)

Back again... (again, 'gain...) - Oh I feel like singing!

Today has been an amazing day!

We are still trying to get into the swing of things with our homeschooling... (yes, we've been working on it since the beginning of January!) I love the fact that we are able to school from the couch to the counter, swimming pool to the park - (and yes, hotel swimming pools... it's STILL FREEZING here in MT!)

One thing I've definitely learned from this new adventure with my sweet girls is that there is really no wrong or right way to home school. Whatever way works for you is the PERFECT way for your family. We have days where we spend hours working in workbooks, spend LOTS of time reading, and even bring pen and paper to the grocery store. But, we also have days where the only schooling we get is 'playing Hotel housekeeping' in our home. Yep, we even put on our aprons, pretend knock and make sure the house is in tip-top shape! It's pretty sweet seeing the girls actually being little girls again, without a care in the world. Their giggles and free-spirit make me know we made the right decision to bring them home. I wouldn't trade it for ANYTHING (even on the days when I think "What am I doing?" or when people say "Why on earth are you doing this to your kids?")

I'm happy... and when I ask the girls, they say they are too.

So here's to a Happy Spry family... and another win for the PURPLE HIPPOS! aka Arly's softball team.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Exciting Expansion! :)

We are excited to announce that  the Scentsy Business Opportunity is available in Europe, specifically the United Kingdom  (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland Great Britain and Wales) and Germany(Deutschland).

Scentsy is only 6 years old and is already the fastest growing party plan company in history. Now this incredible ground floor opportunity will start all over again in Europe. In these six years Scentsy has grown to over 145,000 Scentsy Consultants in the US and Canada.  Compare these numbers to Avon who has over 5 million representatives globally.  These numbers along show what an incredible opportunity it is to Join Scentsy right now. 

Scentsy is working on catalogs, The Scentsy Starter Kit, enrollment documents, and other Scentsy products and tools needed to successfully launch this international venture and will allow existing Scentsy Consultants to sponsor in these new markets.

Scentsy has given a lot of consultants here in the U.S and Canada the opportunity to earn six figure incomes.  The Scentsy compensation plan is competing with Doctors, Lawyers and Executive salaries all while Scentsy Consultants have fun, work from home, have a flexible schedule and get to be their own boss.  

Now this exciting opportunity will be available to residents in Germany and the United Kingdom.   If you would like to learn more about being one of the first Scentsy Consultants in the U.K. and Europe, please feel free to contact me.  I would love to help you get started on your own exciting Scentsy journey.....Contact me anytime... XO. Jari

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dreams are made for Reality.

I truly believe that when you make your dreams/goals a visual in your everyday life, you are wayyyy more likely to reach them and keep pushing through the everyday walls that get put up in front of you.
Tonight, my Scentsy team came over and we made dream/vision boards... this is the start to my very first. 
It was fun to pull out some scrapbooking materials and get after it! That plus a good ole glass of vino... pleasant night for sure. 
I can't wait to finish it... although I do think that it will be ever-evolving. 
Thanks for peeking in over here at the Spry's... I'm trying to make a goal to be more of a regular. 
What are your goals?