Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What I'm loving Wednesday...

I'm loving...

The new quotes I have found here recently. Forgive me, but I can't remember where I found some of them. Many I find over at Flip Flops and Pearls, and others I find over at The Perfect Sentiment. If I found the quotes on your blog, please let me know! I want to give you credit!

I'm loving...

This car sticker I won over at Say It on the Wall a while back. Love the way it looks on my car. Pardon the reflection of the sky, it was very sunny the day I took this pic...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday...

I'm loving:

These Easter cookies I picked up today from my favorite cookie maker EVER!!! Click here to visit her blog. She ships too!! I try to find any excuse to get these cookies, any event I host, or any holiday that comes up, I am ordering these cookies!! They are soooo delish!! (yes, I just used the word delish, hehe)

I'm loving:

This fun DIY project for decorating your own doormat I saw over at A Soft Place to Land. What a creative and neat idea!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A new look, and a surprise too!

The other week I went to Ikea on my lunch break (I tend to do this often) and bought 9 of their inexpensive malma mirrors. Scott helped and mounted them on some plywood, and tada, we have a new wall hanging. I think it looks pretty good. Each mirror was only 2.99 a piece.... Just wanted to share!!

Oh, and on a side note, yesterday I was nominated with the Stylish blogger award by Amy over at All In A Day!! Thanks Amy, definitely didn't expect this, but was certainly happy to be nominated!

Part of accepting this award is I have to follow a few rules:

*Thank and link back to the person that gave you the award.
*Share seven things about yourself.
*Award 10 – 15 blogs you feel deserve this award as well.
*Contact these bloggers and let them know about the award.

So here are 7 things about me:
1. Lets see, other than being born in Louisiana, I have spent most of my life in Virginia.
2. I love anything personalized!! If it's hot pink, even better!!
3. If you see me outside the house, chances are I am wearing pointy toe sling backs heels.
4. Married to a wonderful man named Scott, have a stepson named Matthew, and a pup named Roxy!
5. Always really liked quotes, can't explain why, I just do.
6. Love organization, and buying anything that may help me get more organized.
7. Got voted "Best Smile" when I was a senior in high school. Very prestigious, LOL...

The blogs I feel deserve this award:

The Perfect Sentiment

2 Preppy Girls

Dandelion Wishes

Flip Flops and Pearls

Finding Fabulous

Etiquette with Miss Janice

The Seattle Smiths

Mod Memento

Flora Doora

Simple As That

Top 2 Tuesday...

Top 2 Things I Collect

I had to give multiple pics, because I collect of course and wanted to share!!

1. Papyrus Cards by Illustrator Bella Pilar

I love these cards. (not the first time I have shared her cards on my blog) I find that I am now trying to find more of the cards where Bella Pilar makes her dresses out of different holiday related things. It's fun!

2. Lolita Martini Ornaments

I love these ornaments. Every time I see a cute one, I am always trying to add it to my collection!

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Simple Things...

Just some pics I took outside yesterday....
The bottom pic is a heart my parents carved into a tree with their initials....Just felt like taking a pic of it! :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

My Happy List


This cocktail tray I really like.....I saw it here!

This wonderful Flora Doora I received as a gift. Want to see more Flora Dooras?? Visit Jane here at her blog! I put some artificial calla lilies in it, because I don't do very well with the living plants, isn't it pretty!?

I also love the way these candy wrappers ended up. I won a giveaway, and Paige from Paiges of Style designed them for me. I am going to use them as giveaways for when I have Thirty One Gifts parties.

Can you tell what pattern I am currently obsessed with?? I hope everyone has a great Saturday!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Confessional...


I confess:
Sometimes, if my lip gloss smells really good, I will lift my upper lip up so I can smell it. You know you have done it too, don't judge me, LOL!

I confess:
I just tripped in the hallway at work, nice.

I confess:
I will stop at stores about a half hour before they close on purpose, so it prevents me from shopping too much.

I confess:
I told myself that once I hit 100 followers, I will do a giveaway. We all remember my first giveaway, actually nobody probably remembers my giveaway, why you ask?! Because only one person participated. A bridesmaid in my wedding. So I figured once I hit 100 followers, I was going to give it another shot.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm loving:
This lip gloss I grabbed randomly while in the check out line. I love it!!! It's called Nivea, A Kiss Of Shine. It's not sticky, and smells yummy too!

I'm loving:
These Newtons Fruit Thins. They just came out and they are only 1 WW point a piece. This flavor (Blueberry and Brown Sugar) appealed to me the most, but they have variety of different other flavors. I gotta say, when I first picked this up I wasn't sure if I would like them or not....but they ended up being pretty tasty! :)

I'm loving:
This photo arrangement we just put up. IKEA of course.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Top 2 Tuesday

Top 2 drinks (alcoholic and non)

1. Aquafina

I started drinking only water a few years ago, and now the sodas seem to give me headaches. I will drink a soda here and there, but if you give me a choice, I am going for the water! Aquafina is my favorite.

I tried this for the first time a few weeks ago, and it was the best frozen drink I have had in a while!! You simply take the dry mix, a bottle of white wine, stir and freeze, and tada!! I used Chardonnay myself.  Ran across this at a craft show, and am so glad I did!! Strongly recommend trying this! I put the link up above.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Confessional...


I confess:
This morning, I accidentally stabbed my arm with a knife. Not just a butter knife either, one of the knifes that are usually in the block. maybe it was caused by my stupidity of putting the knifes in the drying rack blade up, but regardless, I still managed to stab myself on accident. Wanna see?! By the way, I am sooooooo pale!! Geeez!!!

I confess:
I am using this confession as a way to express my anger with myself. I have once again, started my diet up. I probably have posted that I would be dieting in about 12 other posts, and it's just ridiculous. I really need to get control of things. I am REALLY angry with myself about all this. No eating a cheesecake here, or a cookie there. This is the end of my reign of laziness. I need to gain some control of my willpower, this can't continue. I have gained 25 pounds since my wedding, and I have ummm.....maybe 1 pair of pants that fit me like they should. Not acceptable. I'm done with this, there....I said it. 5Ks and perogies....and 100 calorie packs are my new foods...

I confess:
Because of my restarting of the diet I had to eat the rest of my Whopper Robin Eggs yesterday (about a half bag of them)
Reign of Whopper Robin Eggs....OVER as of now!!

I confess:
I told the hubby I'm going to IKEA on my lunch break today. I hope he's not too worried. LOL. I have confidence in myself, that I will only get things we NEED.

I was kind of lecturing/yelling at myself in this post, don't mind blog is just my venting place. I hope everyone has a nice weekend!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What I'm loving Wednesday! :)

While shopping in one of my favorite little shops, Two Sisters Boutique, I ran across this reed diffuser made by Christopher Vine!! Love it!! Heather has a blog too, go visit it! Click Here!

Also while browsing online, I saw these coasters over at The Pink Monogram

Check out this adorable Ellen Allen cases!! Already on my wish list!
I think I have been a bit obsessed with patterns here recently, ya think??

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mamarazzi's Favorite Things Swap...


I was paired with Emily from One Can Hope.....I was so excited to get my swap package yesterday! :) Mamarazzi from Dandelion Wishes was a wonderful host for the swap, and I am excited to participate in many more! This is how everything looked when I took it out of the box!

I got lots of goodies! :)
I have to say, we both bought each other Carmex, LOL, whats a package without Carmex, I love it! :)
I got a super soft Cashmere like scarve, it was sooo soft, I can wait to use it!
Reeses Pieces and Altoids, you can't go wrong with those! :)
Purity Face Wash, looking forward to trying it! :)
I got a book called "Redeeming Love" Had never heard of it, I am anxious to read it!
She also gave me a postcard of her fav. place to visit "Ala Moana Beach" It looks beautiful, yep, definitely have been nowhere near there before! Looks gorgeous though! :)
Last but not least I got a very unique Kukui Tree Nut necklace. Never seen anything like that, it was pretty neat!! :)

Oh and I almost forgot, she sent me her FAV recipe for Snickerdoodles, I can't wait to make them! :)
My two favorites were the scarve and the purity face wash! Thanks again for being a wonderful swap partner Emily! :) I had a fun time putting together your package of goodies!

The weekend in pictures...

I had a wonderful birthday dinner at Firebirds!! :) Yummmm!

I had to have a special birthday drink ofcourse!

 We got new furniture  for our living room, so I had to make some new cupcake art that matched the room ofcourse! Yes, cupcakes don't really go in the "Living Room"  It's a better item to put in the kitchen, but it's in the living room for now! I have been loving my cupcake punch, LOL...

 And last but not least I made some sugar cookies.....Let me expand on this. So we bought a bucket of cookies from one of the neighbors. Generally you just buy the bucket, scoop out the mix and that is it...This bucket was different, I had to put eggs anf butter in it....and ofcourse, the butter at the house had expired in JANUARY! LOL, so it turned into more of a project than I had hoped. They taste pretty good though. I put them in a new "Crate and Barrel" jar I just bought.  It was decorated with a Say It on the Wall Decal, isn't it cute, I love her vinyl decals! :)  All in all, I had a nice weekend! :)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Simple Things...

Simple pics like these make me smile. :) We spoil this pup just a tad!! The second pic was me waking her up one morning, LOL...