Thursday, March 31, 2011

~ Wedding Ideas~

Brian and I wanted a smaller simple wedding that is low in cost but high in fun.We are doing alot of things ourselves(decorations,etc.)and we are avoiding alot of the traditional stuff that society makes you think you have to do for a wedding. I will let you guys see some sneak peeks... with a little more than 5 months to go we have gotten alot of stuff done. Here are some ideas i've been thinkin about as wedding favors......

~potted herbs~

~a customized candy bar ~ free download for wrapper  here

~chalkboard painted magnets~
( use them for guests names then they can take them home)

~a smores kit~
(these would be great since we can have a bonfire at our reception site)

~ a lil white pumpkin~
I'm already using these for part of our decorations.
How sweet would it be for people just to grab em out of a big basket?
Or maybe a packet of pumpkin seeds?

~cupcake in a jar~
What? yes, best for last... these would be alot of work but... dang they are sooo cool. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

~My Melting Heart~

My heart is melting..... and this is why.

~sweet baby~

In case you haven't heard. I'm gonna be an Aunt. 2011 could not be a better year for this family. We have so many great things happening. My baby brother and his beautiful lady have started a lifelong journey that is sure to be awesome. I feel so blessed with all the good things happening and look forward to more to come.This is the first of many for this post..... I have a big heart and I see alot of it melting soon.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

~Oh So Good~

Today I got an out-of-this-world facial. I traded it for a massage since I still do it part-time. The lovely lady giving my facial told me I should just put canned pumpkin on my face straight! I've worked in 2 spas and this was the first I had heard of it. I said "yum!sold!" I felt a teensy guilty pampering myself and I felt my lovely readers should do the same..... So here ya go. It's not straight canned pumpkin , but.... wow it sounds as good as it probably smells! Enjoy!And don't worry about getting some in your mouth;)
Pumpkin makes an excellent face mask ingredient for all skin types, especially environmentally damaged or sensitive skin. High in Vitamin A (skin healing), C (anti-oxidant) and Zinc, the pumpkin soothes, moisturizes and acts as a carrier, assisting the other mask ingredients to absorb deeper into the skin and intensifying the results.
Give your skin this healing mask for a healthy glow!
Pumpkin Pie Face Mask
2 teaspoons cooked or canned pumpkin, pureed (see above for benefits)
one-half teaspoon honey (humectant, regenerative)
one-quarter teaspoon milk (or soymilk)(alpha hydroxyl acid, enzymes digest skin cells)
Optional Ingredients
For Dry Skin
one-quarter teaspoon heavy whipping cream (moisturizing; alpha hydroxy acid)
one-half teaspoon brown sugar (exfoliates, moisturizes, alpha hydroxyl acid)
For Oily Skin
one-quarter teaspoon apple cider (tonic action promotes skin circulation; alpha hydroxyl acid; regulates pH).
one-quarter teaspoon cranberry juice (high in antioxidants critically important to the utilization of essential fatty acids to maintain balanced, nourished skin.
Combine the ingredients for your facemask. Mix gently and apply to your face avoiding the eye area. Rest and relax for 10-15 minutes while your pumpkin pie facemask gently exfoliates, nourishes and conditions your face. Rinse with warm water and apply the appropriate moisturizer for your skin type.

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

~8 Days a Week~

I decided on a bit of a theme this week.

Banksy(favorite vandal/artist)

can I have those socks please.

I'm gonna marry this guy!!

these would be nice on a picnic

if i could jump in any photo.....

gingham pinwheels on Etsy

Nashville Zoo Playground( what goes in must come out!!)

get outside and play

I hope everyone has a wonderful work week and keeps dreaming of sunshine.

~Feed Me Something Sunday~

*sigh**bigger sigh* Do ever have a perfectly planned day and it ends up being super funky(in a totally bad way)? That's what happened to us today. It started off with my cleaning SNOW(fudge 1) off my car. I went to get donuts(the delivery truck was late so they had slim picken'-fudge 2) and paper(stolen coupons!= fudge 3). We had a nice&lazy but short morning then i went to start my day: thrifting, an itsy bit o'cleanin, laundry, good home cooked dinner, and a family pic outside with those purty spring blooms.So I hop in the shower and I'm welcomed with icy cold water(booo.-fudge 4) We spent the better part of the day messing with it and found out we needed a new thermacouple(sounds romantic right? wrong-fudge 5) anywho... to stop all the whining and wrap it up this is my yummy-sometimes life don't go your way-expect the unexpected-you can't always get want what ya want so sometimes ya get donuts instead -post. Enjoy what is left of your Sunday and check out this fancy-schmancy donut maker so that you can always be prepared for a funky day.

Friday, March 25, 2011

~Oh So Good~

                  We got exciting news in the mail today!!!!!

Moses got a scholarship for Graphic Arts at Camp Woodward in Woodward,PA!
He will be going sometime this summer. I let him open the letter after track practice and unfortunately I didnt have my camera to capture his happy lit up awesome tween face(I took a very good mental picture though). He is super excited and I'm so happy for him! He really deserves it! Check out all the camp has to offer by clicking my Camp Woodward button on the right or here. I'm over the moon proud of him and I know he will blow their minds with his creativity.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

~currently kindle wednesday~

                     ehhm..yeah yeah...two weeks late.... here is a  book i've been eyeballin' a while... maybe..
~Classy and Crafty~
                               Pretty soon i may have to do a whole post dedicated to Amy Sedaris......

~currently spinning~

The Civil Wars

this powerful folk duet is sure to make you croon like a songbird in the spring rain.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

~8 Days A Week~

 A post I will be doing hopefully every Sunday night. Just featuring 8 inspiring and lovely things to get us through the work week. Make some money and get some honey.And have fun along the way...

Hula Hoopin'

Pomegranate Cupcakes-Recipe Soon...

No Caption Necessary

a sneak peek at my wedding color inspiration

Yep. Burt Reynolds Keister. I dare you to tell me you weren't thinking about this midweek.

a pretty mobile
I think these would make neat invitations or thankyou cards..

Elliot Pigler-my friend Tammy's buddie

~ Lovely ~

~Feed Me Something Sunday~

Today we are going to Brian's parents to celebrate his birthday with a big dinner. Brian's mom is an incredible cook and she's super sweet to boot. I like to try and make this little number whenever there is a get together over there. I make enough for a couple and then we have at least one here to munch on.

Hawaiian"Comeoniwannaeatcha" Cheese Ball

What you will need:
1 can of crushed pineapple( drain and then squeeze it to get most the juice out of it)
1 bunch of green onions finely chopped
3 bars of reduced fat cream cheese(close to room temp)
1 large bag of pecan chips
*serve with 1 or 2 boxes of Reduced Fat Wheat Thins

How to do it: mix everything but the pecans in a large bowl with a spatula until its evenly mixed. hand form the balls(should make 3 large ones) and yes i just said "hand form the balls" teehee. empty half the bag of pecan chips onto a large plate then roll the balls so that they are evenly covered with the pecans. let chill or  eat immediately. I serve it with Reduced Fat Wheat Thins.please remember to breathe. also please remember the pecan chips do not change much throughout the digestion process. Sensitive bums beware.

this recipe was given to me by my dear friend Abbie. She calls it a Hawaiian CheeseBall. I've altered the name but not the recipe.

Friday, March 18, 2011

~Birthday Wishes~

~My Best Friend~
I love you more each day Papa. Your smile makes me smile. I cannot wait to be your wife.
Happy 31st Birthday Brian.

Monday, March 14, 2011

~currently spinning~

Ive really been loving this artist for a few months now. the album is versatile and incredible. you will catch yourself singing all of these songs.......

Devendra Banhart-Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon

Sunday, March 13, 2011

~Feed Me Something Sunday~

 Sundays are reserved for cleaning,chillin, reading,band practice, and cooking something awesome. Today I made Beef Stew n Dumplinz' (a family favorite around here with the guys)
a pack of stew meat(we use about a pound)
4 to 5 roughly chopped potatoes
a couple handfuls of baby carrots
3 to 4 celery stalks roughly chopped
1 can of fat free cream of mushroom soup
1 large jar of beef gravy
pepper n salt n a couple sprinkles of mrs. dash
optional: ive also added mushrooms, limas, corn etc. you can put pretty much anything in and it will be totally tasty

Dumplinz': follow the bisquick recipe on tha box fools! i ain't no Martha Stewart!

Directions: put all ingredients in slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours. in the last 30 minutes plop in dumplin mixture and let rise on top of the stew. leave the lid on the slow cooker as much as possible so that the heat and steam cook the dumplins and keep em moist. this recipe feeds me, my 13 year hungry teen, and my Mr. with just a teeny bit a left overs. this recipe can be doubled but your slow cooker may take longer.enjoy with some sweet tea, some records(we take turns picking) and a game afterwards. we like some Wii bowling but since its nice out we may toss around the frisbee!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

~ 6 MONTHS ~


Momma to Momma-Texting

Amy: Jack pooped his Scooby doo's this morning. ;( boo, I threw those f*ers out!
Me: Send those scooby-snacks back for sure!
Me: Like jinkys shaggy what's that smell?
Amy: Barf
Me: And he would've gotten away with it, if it wasn't for that meddling Mom!ok.Sorry.Im done
Amy:Gee Willickers scoob!!

*written between my great friend Amy and I. She has an awesome lil mr. man named Jackson(and a tween too not mentioned named Cole) and she's a hilarious momma. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

~Currently Kindle Wednesday~

i got a Kindle for Christmas from my soon-to-be hubsy, thank you dear. I still love the smell and feel of the real thing but its nice to carry around a few to pick from and works great while im at the gym. Now Im trying to decide on a Kindle skin and a protective rubbery cover(Im a klutz) any opinions? these are some contenders... maybe..

something earthy

something artsy
all kindle skins can be found on p.s. you can make your own skin for just about anything. your phone, your Wii, your camera, instruments blah de blah you get the picture.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

fresh looks for spring...

messy braids n buns
purty dress from ruche
lovely vintage cat eye sunglasses found on etsy!

something  fancy for your feet

mmmm! i'm sold.
hello spring! sassy clothes, easy hair, fresh makeup,maybe..