Monday, December 27, 2010

Biker Baby

So I had the baby's room all picked out in my head. It was going to be sailor themed with blue white and brown/tan and it was going to be soft and nice and blah blah. Then husband came along and happened to like everything that was the opposite of what I liked.


We walked around buy buy baby and everything I liked he didn't and everything he liked I didn't. It was a disaster.

So after thinking a lot on the subject, I think I've come up with a happy compromise that we will get along with. This collage is just some inspiration so it's not quite what I'm going for but it gives you a main idea.

Vintage motorcycle baby.

I'm probably going to do blue and white walls with brown and orange accents in the form of art, curtains, bedding, etc.

But I'm starting to love the vintage motorcycle theme. I'm probably going to get a few prints like the Keep Calm and Ride On one {soooo cute} and the pop art looking one, and then accent it with goggles, helmets, little motorcycle stuff, etc. I don't need a lot, just a few things. The hardest part will be finding a bedding that I like. The one in this picture is good with the color scheme but the pattern is a little too intense for my style.

As for furniture, we've talked and we are probably going to end up buying a new crib and dresser set. We plan on having more children so we may as well will start new and then pass it down to the next baby that comes along in a few years. What do you think?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

short and sweet

I know I already mentioned this but... I LOVE CHRISTMAS. i have pine scented candles burning almost constantly while i listen to Christmas music on pandora. ahhh pandora.
I still need to work on my christmas shopping. funny how i had all this money and did all this shopping on black friday yet, i only bought a few gifts and the rest was decorations and lights for my house. Hopefully after today's trip to the mall (yikes- we are braving all the crazies out there) I will feel a little more satisfied with my progress on that long list.

baby is doing great. he kicks me all day and i love the reassurance that he's happy and feeling fine. i'll be 26 weeks on monday.
i've been thinking about staying at home when i have the baby versus working. I'd really appreciate all of your input on this because it's nice to have different points of view on this. I think i've mostly made my decision but I'd still like to hear what you think.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


I made some headbands for my boss to give her daughter for her bday. They turned out great!

Fall decor...

This was my belly at 17 weeks

Sadie's Halloween costume :)

I got a promotion at work.
I'm currently 22 1/2 weeks pregnant.

and that's the end for now.

Monday, September 20, 2010

This week!

So I'm at least getting to a weekly post. eh? eh?

Haven't done much with my door yet. I took off the handles which was quite a feat actually because whoever painted this stupid door painted it with like 5 layers of paint over the handles and all of the screws. So we had to basically chip through the paint just to find the screws and then peel things off. And somewhere a saw was involved courtesy of El Guapo.

I want to finish it. I do... but now that I have to sand it all down and repaint it, I am dragging my feet a little.

I busted out my fall decor! Sooo exciting. I love fall and winter. I am already saving for Christmas!!!! Which really, isn't far away so don't give me that "really?" look. Think about it, all of the great deals are on Black Friday, which is a whole month before christmas so really, I'm only two months away. And I'm determined to save up my money this year so I can spend more on lights!

Last year we only bought TWO strings of lights which brought us to a total of a whopping five strings altogether. UNacceptable. I'd rather spend more on decorations and lights than on presents. {SERIOUSLY}. I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!

Anyways, fall has made an appearance at my house. I think I'll take some pictures but really, it's pretty low key right now because I wanted to gradually build it all up to Thanksgiving where it will {hopefully} be cooler out and I can wear my UGGS!

UGGs, yet another thing that I am obsessed with.

Ask anyone, I would (and most of the time do) wear my UGGs 24/7 365. So comfy and warm and perfect and $20 bucks at last chance since my feet are kids sized! Trust me, if you got a deal like that, you'd wear them all the time too.

Anyways...that's it for now :)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I know

Ok ok I know. Jennie told me that I've had my sick month and I need to blog again. And it's true. I do. So I am.

Baby update:

Soooo I am officially 12 weeks and 5 days today. Just squeezing into that second trimester which will hopefully bring less nausea and more energy! I've already had my first ultrasound at 8 weeks and everything is looking swell:

Baby looks kinda blob-y but if you look closely, the head is on the right, arms are straight up and legs are out to the left. {And my suspicions were that perhaps there were two little babies in there- in which I was totally wrong of course :) That's ok though. I'd rather take it one at a time for the first few little ones.}

I had another doctor's appointment yesterday and was able to hear the heartbeat on the doppler- which I never realized would be such a relief! I was holding my breath, just waiting and hoping that everything was fine and the second I heard it, it was amazing.

Everything is going great, however they did notice that my thyroid levels are low on my bloodwork. Meaning that me being excessively tired, wanting to sit and do nothing all weekend, and being tired after getting 9+ hours of sleep every night isn't just from being pregnant and working full time!!

So ha! HA to that. Because I've felt really bad for not blogging due to my lack of projects and laziness. But now you can't blame me. HA!

Anyways, here I am back in action. I was able to clean my house today yayyy. And now I'm finally going to do something about that door that has been sitting! I will post about it later. Maybe tomorrow.

:) That's the update for now. Miss you all! Come say hi.

Friday, August 6, 2010


Don't want to be a {Debbie Downer} but I have been sooooo sick.


Throwing up at home.
Throwing up at work.
Throwing up in my mouth while driving. (bet you wanted to know that)

Thankfully, I went to my new OB today and got a prescription for some Zofran. Plus she told me to take b6 3 times a day so we will see how that goes.

I'm 6 weeks and 4 days along :) I have a few (good) suspicions but we will just have to wait and see. I am lucky and get to have an ultrasound done next week. Yay. At least it will all be worth it :)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Busy Little Bees


Monday, July 5, 2010

Hairs to you

I don't know about you, but my husband and I try and keep up the little romantic things in our marriage...
well, at least I do ;)

{Yesterday was a failed attempt}

So, the husband and I decided to be romantic and take a relaxing bubble bath. We like to do this a lot and it helps us unwind as we talk about our day or life in general. As he is getting ready I'm lighting the few candles in our room and one in the corner of the tub to help create the "mood" if you will.

He gets in and messes around with the water temperature while I put some clothes away in the closet. No biggie.

As I am in the closet I hear a "ahh ahh ahhh!" and run out to see my husband dunked under the water. I am panicking, looking around to try and see what happened as he shakes his head under the bubbles. A horrible smell hits my nostrils right as he surfaces and yells "MY HAIR CAUGHT ON FIRE!". He then turns around and says "there is a candle over there!". I respond...."umm yeah, just like it has been for the past month".

Needless to say the mood was ruined, and the bath water was drained due to the floating pieces of hair that were burned off of my poor hubby's head.

Luckily, there is not a bald spot to be found and now we can {kindof} look back and laugh at it. {well mostly just me laughing}

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I have a door...

It's true. I have a door.

I've been working like crazy the past few days at cleaning out our storage at work. We get a lot of random donations and it needed some organization... and I found a door!

I've wanted one for so long and now it has come to me! I'm lazy and haven't even taken a picture of it yet but it's thin and plain.

And so...

I need ideas! It's too thin for a headboard (even for a twin bed) soo, what shall I do with it? Please give me your input, links, ideas etc!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Hey. I'm back. Kinda...

I'm cool. Wake surfing here. Have you ever tried wake SURFING? it's pretty awesome.

Kendall is a pro. It's his mad skills coming out.

We also went wakeboarding on the same trip and I actually got up a bunch of times.

The other day my best friend Julia came over and we decided to give my house a little 4th of July. On our way back from the craft store, I decided to take a back way and show her one of my favorite houses to drive by.

{Did I ever mention how much I love living in Queen Creek, amidst all of these dairy farms and farmland houses? It's beautiful and I love it. LOVE IT. thanks.}

So, whilst driving past beautiful farm land, we pull past a construction site and see some beautiful wild Sunflowers growing along the road. I actually drove past them and then realized that I couldn't pass up the opportunity so we turned around and picked them!

Even though we both got dirt in our shoes from the super-sinkable dirt and sticky fingers from sunflower juice, it was definitely the best decision I've made in quite a while.

And it just adds the perfect touch to my 4th of July tablescape.

I painted the little crate white and just threw a few things together that I'd already had lying around and Viola!

That's it for now! I'm lucky I got this done at all... because I currently have 4 loads of clean laundry sitting on my closet floor....


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Thursday, June 3, 2010


I think it's safe to say that I'm drowning... in life.

Sometimes it seems as though everything is just crappy and can't get any worse

and then it does.

Hopefully I will surface again some time soon.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Oh boy

Oh man, it feels like it's been a year since the last time I sat down and actually spent time on the computer.

I've gotten to the point where I'm so tired when I get home, that I sit and look around at my messy house and say... "mmmm too tired!" haha.

Graduation was amazing. My Father in Law took some awesome pictures:

He really zoomed in for this one! I love it!

El Guapo :) He kept telling me how proud he was of me.

And even though I haven't had time for any crafts lately, I did help my sister decorate the cakes that she made for me:

She is an amazing baker and these cakes were so good that I kept going back for more!!

We got the ideas for the decoration from {this blog} and they were so pretty and more importantly, delicious :)

My next big project is finishing my yard... or maybe I'll start with the front porch... but either way, things are going to hopefully get more relaxed in the next few weeks {hopefully}.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

I spy...

Can you find me? :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

serenity now

until this horrible stressful and crazy week is over...

all I can say is serenity now.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


My husband showed me this video today. Probably the best part of my entire week.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

For real?

I can't believe it's actually for real...

... I'm actually going to graduate next Friday! I can't wait until I'm done because seriously, I'm super spacey and forgetting everything because I'm too busy.


And thanks to Jenni for taking my pictures :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

El Guapo

The epitome of my husband:

I don't think there are any words for this...

or any words for how much I love it.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Homemade Thin Mints!

I saw this on a blog like... two years ago so if this is your recipe, THANKS :) haha

I decided to make some thin mints Sunday since we missed the girl scout sales this year {I know so many little girls and yet, somehow no one came over to sell them to us!} These are super easy, you wouldn't even believe how simple they are!

All you need is about 4-5 squares of almond bark {I still don't know why they call it almond's not almond flavored and it's not bark from a tree...haha} anyways.

Melt it in the microwave in 30 second intervals while stirring in between each microwaving.

Then add 1/2 tsp- 1 tsp to taste of peppermint extract {I just dump some in and call it good}

Usually when I do it, it always looks like too much once I start to stir it in the chocolate, but really, you need more than you think. A good guesstimate is to taste it and see if it's minty enough for you!

Stir it all in.

Then comes the "secret ingredient"! Dun dun dun... ritz crackers! You'd think they would taste salty but seriously, it's hard to tell the difference between these and the girl scout ones!

So, dip your crackers in the chocolate and lightly scrape off any excess chocolate on the front and back of each cracker with your spoon. Leave a light layer of chocolate to completely cover each cracker. With about 4-5 squares of almond bark, I use about 1 1/2 sleeves of ritz crackers. depending on how chocolate-y you like them.

This is another semi-tricky part. Or at least to my un-polished cooking brain. DO NOT, stick these on a cookie sheet. They will become welded to the sheet and will never come off unless you scrape them into little crumbs and melt the chocolate off with hot water. Not like I've done that ever... twice... Anyways, if you have wax paper, put them on wax paper! Otherwise, be like me and put them on your cutting board inserts :) I like to freeze mine but you can also refrigerate them.

And voila! You have some awesome delicious cookies :)

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

New Job

It's a bittersweet end. I've been working with my niece for the past three years and its finally come to the point where I needed a new job. I'm really going to miss being over with my sister and her family all of the time.

These girls are basically the little sisters that I never had:

Note the special crystal heart necklace in this one:

I start my new job tomorrow at {CAAFA} so who knows if I will be able to blog between a full time work week {40 hours} and full time school {21 hours- which is actually more than full time}. Let's hope I can make it through these next 3 weeks to graduation and be done!! I am so ready to be finished with my degree.
Wish me luck :)