Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday

Today I am braving the crowds and crazy people for Black Friday!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Friday!

Today I am leaving work early, grabbing my Bestie Jen and heading to see this:

We normally always go at midnight, but this year we slacked off on buying tickets and it was all sold out.

But I thnk today will work out better. I am beyond excited!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Nail Polish!

I freaking love to paint my nails! Like love it! I make a big “to-do” about it, get comfy (normally in bed), make sure I pee, turn on some trashy TV (Tuesday it was 90210) and paint! It’s really calming to me, unless I’m doing the backwards French tip which I am having a hell of a time figuring out. I think I need to paint the bottom coat one night then the top coat the next cause I can never seem to let it dry enough. Anyways lately I have been doing an accent nail; I’m kind of digging it.
Yeah I need some clean up, but it was like 10:30pm when I finished last night. I need to start earlier. It's a deep purple with a purple and blue sparkle on the accent nail.

I keep my nails pretty short, my brother is a janitor and he has me freaked out about stuff getting under them. Thanks, Eddie!  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Something wonderful happened today (& bad) I stopped by Starbucks and saw that they have their Christmas drinks out! I have a slight obsession with the Caramel Brulee Latte! It's amazing! (& oh so many calories)

This returning favorite is a combination of creamy, rich caramel brulée sauce, espresso, and steamed milk.  It's topped with whipped cream and shimmery pieces of crunchy caramel topping—just like the crème brulée topping that was its inspiration.


I also saw this little tidbit:

I think they should have done this thru next weekend! I know a lot of Black Friday shoppers who would have loved this!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Last Week...

In 9 Photos:

1: Selling my wedding dress, is that awful? I'm never going to use it again & it will be totally outdated when Layla get's married.

2: Layla's Pirate Face, she cracks me up!

3: Elmer

4: My Pineapple Upside Down Birthday Cake! Yum! My Mom makes it for me every year

5: My Bro and I at my birthday party with Hounds tooth mustaches

6: Layla singing me Happy Birthday, melted my heart!

7: Another Layla pic

8: A little note I texted to Ben

9: We went to an adult breakfast last weekend  and I had a screwdriver! Woop!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans Day

Have a wonderful day! I am home today for a much needed Mommy & Layla day! Today she said she wants to take a little nap and go downstairs (to her playroom), I can totally handle that!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


So I finally finished the one of the hardest, most annoying projects ever! I may or may not have hit it with a paint brush. This thing has so many cracks and holes it was hard. Anyways onto the pictures!

Here's the before, I think I might have taken this when we were first viewing the house. Love nacho cheese walls:


 And after!

 Another one!

 And an up close of the craziness that is fake rocks...

So while I think it's better I don't think it's what I want... I have added some twig branches to it and it's styled a little more then it is in these pictures but it's still off. (I've been trying to take a picture of it but this daylight savings thing is messing up the light in my house, maybe tomorrow when I'm off work) My amazing Step Dad had a mantel made for me so I'm hoping that will be just what he needs. I am so excited to decorate a mantel!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy Friday!

Wow a post everyday this week! I am rockin it!

This week has been so long! But it's now Friday which mean it is the start of my birthday day weekend!!!

Tomorrow we are having a little get together at our house to include a Baked Potato Bar and homemade Mac N Cheese! Then headed out on the town to dance off that dinner!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Oh and were expecting snow on Sunday (my actual birthday)! One of my favorite things ever!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

embrace the camera...

Layla and Daddy:

(sorry so dark)

Were Embracing the Camera Today!

Linking up with the anderson crew

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wedding Sneak Peak

I realized I never said anything about my BBF Becca's wedding. It was Oct 8th and it went off without a hitch! It was so so much fun! And everything was so beautiful!

Here's a few (very few) pictures I've gotten to see so far. I must say Layla was a perfect flower girl! I was so proud!

I'll do as full post when I have more pictures.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Layla decided she wanted to be Milli from Team Umizoomi months ago! And of course  they do not have Umizoomi costumes anywhere! So I enlisted my Mom to help make a Milli costume!
Here’s the inspiration, the cute pink one:  

And here's how Layla turned out! My Mom made a simple pillow case dress (fabric was $2.14) I found the pink beanie at Wal Mart ($1.50) and a flower stencil and pink craft paint at Hobby Lobby ($1.99 & $.67) (These pic's are from Friday night at her Preschools Fall Fest)

That smile cracks me up!

Hard to tell but her pig tails are thru the hat. I think it turned out great, only problem no one knew who she was. Oh well I guess! She loved it and that's all that matters!

And last night actual Halloween, she decided she wanted to change it up and go as Tinkerbell. We bought her this dress up outfit last year on Black Friday and it just now fits!