Friday, July 30, 2010

sleepy friday

Well I made it two days waking up early and then this morning I got out of bed at 5am and not even Suzy wanted to get up with me...So I crawled right back in bed and snuggled with man hands. Now as a result I am sleepy today (but worth it for some snuggle time)

So here is some sleepy etsy love

Time for a cup of coffee

How are you feeling today?

have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

happy thursday

Having too much fun with my new sticky notes...No, there is no such thing as "too much fun"

your making me blush

I'm speechless, not only did I just receive my first blog award from Little Grey Fox I also got another one from { bug miscellany }! Thank you so much ladies! Both of you have and continue to inspire me everyday to be more creative and I laugh more because of you.

I started my blog in January not really knowing why, I just wanted some where to put my thoughts and dreams and goals. As I got to reading other blogs I realized there is so many others doing the same thing and reading them all inspires me more and more to go out and get what I want out of my life and that I am OK with who I am and that's OK.

I'm gonna keep it short and simple...and the award goes too...

and this one goes too....

(sweet) symphanie

Pass them along or hold on to them
 either way thank you for sharing your wonderful selves and ideas with the world.

Thank you again!

Hope you all have a fantastic rest of the day!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Beginings...

4:45 this morning I woke up and ACTUALLY got out of bed with man hands and while he showered I made him lunch and some tea for sister and me. Once man hands was off to work (totally surprised I was up and made him lunch) sister and I did some yoga and hung out till it was time for me to shower and head off to work. It feels so good to be awake! I have one month till my 28th birthday and I want to lose a few more lbs (at the least) and be a morning person, so I am trying my hardest to change...My friend Robin said it takes 28 days to make a good habit and just a couple to break it.

Hear goes to 28 days of waking up early (not including weekend I'm not

{both pics via}

I hope something makes you smile and your eyes light up always

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

new friends

My grandfather (Papa) passed away right before Thanksgiving 2008. It was really hard on me to see him in the hospital and knowing it would be the last few moments I would ever spend with him and to say goodbye to someone you love so dearly. He loved birds and always had food out for them and houses. He gave me a music box with a humming bird on it a few years ago. So when I noticed humming birds flying in the trees in my back yard I was so excited. I made some sugar water food for a feeder and hung it on my deck hoping they would be attracted to it and eat, well they did! It makes me so happy to be sitting on my deck and watch the humming birds flutter around. (I named them Fredrick and Barbara)

I couldn't believe it stopped on the wire and hung out for a bit...we have a new friend for sure.

Loving life

As you know this weekend was our "we're Shacking up BBQ" and it was a big hit! Lots of love and fun. We are so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives.

My dad played the Guitar
Suzy got a spa treatment

We Laughed
and laughed and laughed till the late in the night.

{you have my heart}

Friday, July 23, 2010

creepy crawly

I came home yesterday to a new friend that made a home in my dining room. Normally i am scared of spiders but this was just so cute, how he spun his web right in the middle of the room all in one day...amazing.

my sister then came over and took it down and set him free....

oh and I have humming birds! I will get some pics and blog all about the humming birds (I named then Fredrick and Barbara) Also 1 day till our big "were shacking up" BBQ! It's going to be a fun weekend!

Hope your weekend is a great one!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

dress shopping

Al's little brother is getting married September 4th 2010 and I desperately need to lose some lbs and find a dress to wear. Since Al is going to be in the wedding I would like something that will look just as nice as his suit...but its really hard. The colors of the wedding are purple so I would like to NOT match the bridesmaids but the Bride said purple is are a few dresses I have my eye on.

Grand Island Dress

Ruffle Cocktail Dress

Calvin Klein Denim-Style Dress

I think I'm either too dressy or not enough...

What do you think?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Cake!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I absolutely adore dandelions, ever since I was a child. Picking them and making wishes watching the seeds fly through the wind. I never understood wanting them out of your yard (till I had my own yard) but when a sneaky one pops up I am still right there picking it and making a wish.

I have been looking for items to add to my home in a dandelion all these...

Monday, July 19, 2010

getting settled in

This weekend was a busy one and turned out to be wonderful! After breaking down in a hormone induced fit I decided it wasn't worth the stress and crying to finish everything that night and I will then buy the cupcakes and finish the banner before the baby gets here in a couple months...

My Nana's 70th Birthday was a blast! It was so good to see my family and my cousin Catherine FINALLY got to meet Al.
After that we decided we were going to have a few friends over for a BBQ and board games. We went home and needed to clean and for the first time someone besides my sister helped me clean the whole house and i didn't have to tell him what to do. It was a breath of fresh air! I had time to string up some lights on our deck and a friend helped Al with the tiki torches his mom gave to us.

Sunday was softball and then Al and i came home and spent some time outside before true blood started at 9. So I tool some more pictures for my etsy shop and decide to take some pictures of the Ivy growing all over my yard. Its a pain to deal with but it sure is pretty.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Today is just a really good day. I got so many things to do and not enough time, but I am still in an awesome mood.  Its Friday, payday, meet up with a dear friend for dinner day, make a gazillion cupcakes day and shop for a baby shower present day. So excited for the weekend, My Nana is turning 70 and my family is putting together a big party tomorrow. (why I'm making cupcakes) and I just love my family and getting together with all of them. It will also be the first time a lot of my family will meet man hands so I'm excited for that as well.

Oh I have also been planning a baby shower that has been challenging for me, its seahawks theme. I wanted it to be cute baby and seahawk as well. I couldn't find anything that fit that so I have been making a Flag Banner for baby Leon. I am not done but I will post pics when i am done. The shower was for last week but we had to cancel it due to a funeral so its been rescheduled for tomorrow morning much to do tonight!
I took these pictures last night of the only roses left in my yard. next year I hope to have more.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

i have been super busy this week, but i wanted to share something real sweet friend signed up for etsy and has been hooked. she created this cute treasury devoted to yours truly

i am so lucky to have a friend that loves me and knows me so well

Friday, July 9, 2010

sometimes i just want to scream and walk out and curl up and check out for a few is that day. it seems like everyone is frustrating me and being a voice and face for a company is not what i want to do today.


i know this picture is kinda creepy but thats what i feel like towards everyone that is rude to me today

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

my etsy

I finally did it! I have listed my flower headband on etsy. Its just one, but the sun is out and I will be taking more pictures so I can list more soon!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


So in my excitement for the weekend to start...i made another etsty treasury....


you make me melt