Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Card 2010

Seasonal Chic Noir Christmas Card
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What I'm loving Wednesday!

I'M LOVING that we are no longer sick with the flu! Finally everyone is feeling better, and I'm definitely LOVING that it didn't happen over Christmas like it did 2 years ago!

I'M LOVING all the Christmas specials on TV. Even though we (GASP!) don't have cable, there are tons of family Christmas specials on the main channels, and I do love me some Charlie Brown.

I'M LOVING that all our Christmas decor is up, and while my bambinos do love to admire it, they've been uber cooperative, and haven't ripped off Christmas ornaments or toppled the tree over for that matter!

I'M LOVING that there are some exciting things in the works. Yay! Who knows what life will bring us in 2011!!

I'M LOVING my family!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Santa can you hear me?

meet the newest addition to my Christmas list:
found here.
this Bestsey Johnson rose gold beauty is only $65! Can you say affordable?
Santa if you're listening... Christmas is only 20 days away!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


and no it's not for tender loving care
or the learning channel

it's a pretty awesome blog i found
that i LOVE.

they have some really awesome photog skills,
at an equally awesome price

so if you're needing a last minute gift idea,
look no further

for as little as $5, you can get some pretty fantastic pics!
just visit here
you're welcome :)

Drew Carey

does anybody watch the price is right?
becuase uh like half of drew carey dissapeared.
i don't generally watch the show,
but today i was flipping through the channels
(we all have the flu around here, so there's been a lot of tv watching)
and saw drew.
um where did half of you go drew?
let me in on your secret!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What I'm loving Wednesday!

What I'm loving Wednesday!
head on over here to link up!

I'M LOVING that tomorrow is Thanksgiving! cannot wait for all the yummy food! and I'm excited to make my spin dip, buffalo chicken dip and pumpkin cheesecake.

I'M LOVING all the previews of black friday shopping. Even though I'm not able to go with my family this year (we'll be at the Mr.'s side this year), I will most definitely be there in spirit! And a little online shopping never hurt anyone either right?

I'M LOVING seeing all the Christmas lights up on the houses! Sometimes it's fun just to drive around the neighborhood with the girls and look at all the wonderful displays

I'M LOVING the movie Tinkerbell. And not because I enjoy watching it, but because the girls adore it. And that's an understatement. Anytime I need to get anything done, I just pop that in and VOILA! they're occupied for an hour at least.

I'M LOVING that I'm over halfway to my goal of 50 followers! So if you stop please feel free to follow if you like, leave me a comment and I'll be sure to return the favor :)

and of course I'M LOVING my amazing husband and 2 precious girls! I see holiday's from a whole new perspective with them, and it truly is a gift!

Hope everyone has an AMAZING Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday!

This week's top 2 Tuesday is wish list!
um.. yes please!!!
(does everything on Oprah's favorite things list count? no? psh)

Link up!

For this I chose one practical thing, and one not so practical thing

Vaccuums!!!! I know I'm getting old when that is on my wish list. I won't get into why our vacuum has to go, but let's just say it's BAD. So I would looooove a Dyson ball vaccum, hello no bags! And to be really selfish, I would love a Roomba vac on the side!! My cleaning life would be so much easier!

Isn't she a beaut??? And purple too, yes please!

Hands free vacuuming, YES PLEASE! I'd say the Mr. would WAY rather have this vacuum then a dog. Are you reading this love? I'll stop bugging you about a dog if we had one of these :) HAHA

Any of these sparkly numbers! I've already posted them last week, but with the holidays so close and decorations going up all over the place, I just want to get my hands on all this glitter!!

all images can be found at
and unfortunately for me, I in no way shape or form got paid, or got free stuff for endorsing this sparkly awesomeness. But if you're listening Limited, I would love to! haha

Miscellany Monday

why hello Monday!
for some reason today I woke up on the right side of the bed
as in I'm in a great mood for no apparent reason
and it's time for miscellany monday!

Link up here!

Had an awesome weekend. We didn't do anything super spectacular, but that's just fine with me. With the holidays coming, there's going to be plenty of time for chaos.

Hello Thanksgiving week! Seriously I can't believe it's in a couple days. Where has this month year gone?! I feel like every day that goes by is really a week. I still remember being excited for Easter, and Gracen's birthday and my birthday... and now it's Thanksgiving!!! I welcome all the yummy food, I'm literally drooling just thinking about it.

Speaking of food, I decided to try the Special K challenge (once Thanksgiving is over of course). I've still got a couple o pesky pounds I'd like to get rid of, so I'll blog more on that later to see if it actually works!

I'm more than halfway to my followers goal!! SO if you're part of this link-up and want to be oh so sweet and follow, I'll make sure to return the favor! :)

Not too many exciting miscellany things going on in my head this morning, I think I'm too distracted by the thought of that Turkey and yummy food come Thursday.....

Happy Monday!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Oprah's Favorite Things

yesterday marked the very last oprah's favorite things show.
although i'm sad that oprah will no longer be on every day,
it's hard to watch the show with no dvr.
(gasp! i know we dont have dvr! wait for it... we dont even have cable!!)
there are SO many commercials during oprah it gets annoying.
but anyways
i wait ALL season long for oprah's favorite things
and this year
it's 2 days!
can you imagine what it must be like to be in the audience?
they had paramedics standing throughout in case anyone fainted or hyperventilated
(if i was there, pretty sure it would've been me)
to see a full list of oprah's fav things 2010 click here

i can't wait to watch part 2 on monday.
and oprah inspired me.
to create my own list of my favorite things
right here in this house
it may not be a fancy shmancy $500 ralph sweater,
but i promise you there will be some goodies on the list!
so stay tuned next week for my favorite things!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 19, 2010

The noon battle

almost every single day i dread lunch time
its a constant battle with gracen
and dinner time too for that matter
hadley eats everything i give her in about 2 minutes flat
i'm praying she stays that way

these past 2 days have been a different story
either gracen has miraculously decided not to be a difficult eater..
or i've stumbled upon 2 things that she'll actually eat

yesterday we had breakfast for lunch
i had my back to her doing the dishes for about 2 or 3 minutes
i turned around and her plate was EMPTY
now at first i thought she dumped it on the floor or sneakly placed it on hadleys tray
but no, she ate it. ALL of it
and then asked for more!

then today, same thing!
she ate all of her lunch without whining or me shoving it in her mouth
and asked for more!!

please let this be a trend,
becuase i HATE the noon battle!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

embrace the camera: nov. 18

Get your embrace on!

Papa edition!
This is from Hadley's first birthday party,
and I love the look they're both giving each other.
Both so full of mischief!!!

Go link up!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What I'm loving Wednesday!

I'M LOVIN that it's the 1st really chilly day of fall, and it might snow today! (talk to me in Feb. and I won't be so excited about this!)

I'M LOVIN that Thanksgiving is a week and a day away! Anything that food is the center of, is definitely something I love!

I'M LOVIN that we've got our Christmas tree out and ready to put up! The Mr. isn't quite as Christmas-obsessed as I am, so this is a huge step for him, it was his idea and it's not even after Thanksgiving yet!

I'M LOVIN all things sparkly (perhaps because of the holidays hehe):

and this just so happens to be reversible!

I may have a slight obsession with scarves

It's not really sparkly, but still pretty!


umm hello holiday party!

I think I migght work out more if I had something nice and shiny to work out in!!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday!

Today's top 2 tuesday, favorite jobs!

I don't know if this counts as a job persay, but in my sorority I was the social chair.
and i loved it!! i got to plan all the parties, and design all the t-shirts, sweatshirts and party favors.
it wasn't paying obvi,  but it was still a blast!

Being a stay at home Mommy!!! I don't ever have to worry about being late for work (only for doc appts!)
I get to play with girls all day long.
and I am my own boss!
i've been extremely blessed to be able to stay home. LOVES IT!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Miscellany Monday

It's Miscellany Monday time over at Carissa's!

what a CRAZY weekend. it was so jam packed, i can't even believe it's already Monday, and I'm desperately trying to catch up on everything.. laundry, dishes, cleaning, blogging!

Happy birthday (on friday) to my brother! I can't believe he's already 22, it seriously feels like I just turned 22!

Friday night Aunt Nanie and Uncle Matt (and of course Scout the puppy) came to visit! We had a great time eating yummy food (esp. snickers cheesecake for dessert!), watching Toy Story 3, chatting, and of course a little drinking.

Saturday night was a girls night out for me, with some of my neighborhood mommy friends. we had a GREAT time, let's just say 99 cent margaritas were involved :)

I got carded at the mexican restaraunt for a margarita, I was excited, made me feel young :)

at the bar we went to someone was guessing our ages and he guessed 2 years older then I actually am... ouch, made me feel old :( haha

Sunday we got out pictures taken outside! I can hardly WAIT to see the results, I'm only a wee bit impatient like that!!

holy november! next week is Thanksgiving, really?!?!? this not only excites me, but it's pure madness, that means Christmas is literally RIGHT around the corner!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fill in the blank Friday

I love fill in the blank Friday!!

Now for the questions!

1.   The most spontaneous thing I've ever done was  in all honesty, I'm not that spontaneous anymore!! Any my memory has gotten so bad. But I'd have to say just about anything I did in college was spontaneous. You could give me 2 minutes notice, and I'd be up for anything! Including road trips to KU to visit friends, or shopping trips to KC!

3.  A time that I was truly and genuinely surprised was    The first Valentine's day when me and the Mr. were dating. He had some good tricks up his sleeve!

4.  I can't leave the house without        my kiddos! and of course a diaper bag .

5.  My favorite day of the week is      Friday    because      I know I've got the whole weekend ahead of us and the possibilities are endless!

6.  Something that can always make me laugh is        SNL, but more specific the best of Will Ferrel. If you haven't seen it you need to, right now! It's so funny, gets me rolling everytime!    .

7.  My perfect day would include       sleeping in, getting pampered and being on vacation with my family!!       .

What are your plans this weekend?
Hope you make it a fun one!

2.  The best gift I've ever received was  life! I'm thankful everyday for that!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

embrace the camera: nov. 11

Happy Thursday!
Get your embrace on :)
Head on over here to participate!

This is one of my favorite pictures!
The Mr grew up on a farm, where his parents still live today.
He loves to go back and help them out.
While we get to play and roam around outside (weather permitting)
and it's always the best time when Daddy takes a break for some QT with Gracen :)

Now go! EMBRACE!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Watcha Say Wednesday

There's so many fun link ups on Wednesday!
Go here for the watcha say Wed with Stash Mama!

1. Do you think you are a good friend?
-I hope so!!

2. What house chore do you despise the most?
- um, just about all of them! i hate folding laundry, i can toss it in the washer and dryer with the best of them, but i HATE folding it and putting it away!

3. What was your favorite board game as a kid?
-totally Mall Madness. The recording on ours got so worn out, we used to just giggle at how funny it sounded!
Look around the room can you find something starting with I, J, and K?
- ice in my drink, jewelry (my wedding ring), and a keepsake ornament I have displayed!

What I'm loving Wednesday!

IM LOVIN that my sister and her hubs are coming to visit on Friday!

IM LOVIN that Hadley and Gracen are consistently sleeping through the night so I get a FULL 8 hours of sleep! Hooray!!

IM LOVIN that people are already putting up Christmas decorations! Tis the season :)

IM LOVIN that we're getting our pics taken outside this weekend!

IM LOVIN that Saturday night is a girls night out, definitely needed.

IM LOVIN homemade chex mix- beats the store bought kind ANY day!

IM LOVIN my Mr. who always compliments the chef (even though its not always good!)

Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wrong Windy City

last time i checked, chicago is the windy city
well apparently my city is trying to imitate chicago.
but hey imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

well i really wish the wind would die down
enough already!
it's been over a week
and there hasn't been a day yet that i don't feel like i'm going to blow away
i'm eating my hair becuase its constantly blown in my face


i feel your pain!!