Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hair Crisis

Holy Crap! I got a letter in the mail from my salon this week. They were announcing that my hair dresser is leaving the salon after being there for 8 years! WHAT?!?!?!?
I'm totally panicking! I have been to so many salons and so many different stylists...and the results have been some really terrible haircuts. Not only is she leaving the salon, she not doing hair anymore or anywhere.
Needless to say I stressed! I hate the nervous feeling of trying to find a new person and the whole time they are cutting my hair I'm freaking out. No one does my hair like amber. I even facebooked her and said if she was going to be doing hair out of her car/garage/house/dog house that I would come there. no response. I'm so sad ;(
The only consolation about this whole things is that they offered me a free haircut with someone else. Not that I want to even think about that. Its a good thing I got my haircut about a week before the letter. Now I have 5-6 more weeks to worry about it.

I hate this letter!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Link up with Jamie

This Week I'm doing a tribute to all the things i'm loving this week and to all the things I plan to do this 4th of July weekend.

Happy 4th of July in case I don't catch you before the weekend!

Love beach volleyball!

Wish I was playing here instead of a beach in Ohio!

Plan to have some major pool time this weekend!

I will prolly sit to close to the fire and smell like a bonfire

Cant wait to see some fireworks

 If you have never had a smore and substituted a Reece for the chocolate... you have not lived!

Found this recipe for cupcakes at you up for making some desserts for the picnic this weekend?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

What a Weekend!

Hey Everyone! Can you believe its almost fourth of July...I can't!

This weekend the Hubster and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary. I have included some brief photos of our journey. Unfortunately I didn't take my real camera. I wanted to get a shot of my dress from White House Black Market!? bummer!

The first place we went to is called "Color Me Mine." It like a studio where you can go pick out bare ceramic piece and then paint them. They will glaze and fire it for you and then you have your own designed piece of artwork. We were here for 2.5 hours. We had so much fun. Even Jared said how cool the place was.

Here is the pottery wall. 1st you go pick a piece to start painting

Here is out table. That butterfly is the color pallet

Here is the Hubster diligently working on his mug. IT TOOK HIM FOREVER...CAN WE SAY PERFECTIONIST!

Here is us with our finished pieces. I did a cereal bowl and cared made a coffee mug.

Here we are before heading out to bad you cant see the dress.
 I don't know if you can see this but I bought a my first lipstick this weekend! I know...shock. I'm just more of  a colored gloss kind of girl. Jared mentioned recently that he likes fire engine red lip color. So I bought this bright pink...Yikes. I looked like a hooker. Does anyone else have this problem. I wiped about 3/4's of it off and the color I have on in this picture is the result. I liked it alot one it was mellowed out and covered with gloss.

For dinner we went to the House of Japan. They do a whole show on the grill right in front of you. So much fun. Do you like bean sprouts? They are amazing!
See the lady behind the the above picture. She was so annoying. I think this picture almost perfectly catches the scowl she had on her face the whole night. I'm glad she was at the other end of the table. I felt bad for the chief though because she kept telling him what to do.
Here is the flaming volcano made out of onions

Here is us at the dinner table

Opening Comedian Tim Gather
 The first comedian was so hysterical. He sounds very country! I cried that I laughed so hard. We were at a table right next to the stage. I was so afraid the whole time that they were going to point and say stuff about the crowd and then we were be fresh meat! Luckily that didn't happen.

Headliner Brent Ernst
This second comedian was still pretty good. He straight up sounds like he is from Jersey Shore.
Well now you have journeyed with us though our entire day! We had a really fun time and I would recommend finding a local "Color Me Mine."

Monday, June 27, 2011

Easy Pork Roast

Slow Cooker Salsa Pulled Pork

Serves 6 to 10 ( I divided this recipe in half-follow all the same instructions-cut cook time to 8 hours)

4 pounds port butt (shoulder roast)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
10 fresh garlic cloves
12 ounces of salsa ( I used Giant Eagles Organic salsa -mild)

Place the pork in a slow cooker. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper

Smash the garlic cloves and peel them. Chop them roughly and sprinkle them over the pork. Pour the salsa over the pork and garlic.

Put the lid on the slow cooker and set on low for 12 hours

After 12 hours, shred the pork (it should be melting and tender). Serve with rice, beans and Salsa.

So I duplicated this recipe after going to a cooking class. So much fun. I even went to the indian grocery store and bought this great rice!

I highly recommend this recipe. It was a huge sucess. My husband does not like tomatoes and he could not even tell they were in the salsa because it all cooks into the meat.

Here is a few pictures of the process. Warning raw meat is not very pretty.

So yummy!

Enjoy ladies! Have a great week!

Friday, June 24, 2011

30 Before 30

Happy Friday Everyone!

I cant wait for the weekend! My hubby and I are going to go out and celebrate our anniversary this weekend. Don't worry...i'll be sure to take pictures of our little adventures to share with you all next week.

Yesterday I created a page for my 30 Before 30 checklist. Part of me is worried that I can't get some of these things done...I'm mean i'm half way between 20-30.  I thought I would go ahead a post it since this is the first that it has gone up. I have already managed to cross one thing off my list. I thought this was a lot of fun. If you have not created a might be a good way to set some goals. I'll keep you posted as I check some things off.

30 Before 30

1. Take a cooking class
2. Have a new career
3. Learn to cook 10 new dinners
4. Learn to sew
5. Go to Greece
6. Have a baby
7. Take a class at church
8. Plant a Garden
9. Listen to 10 new music artists
10. See an Andy Davis show
11. Buy a house
12. read 200 bucks
13. white water raft
14. make pho (Vietnamese soup)
15. can something
16-visit 3 new states
17. wear lipstick more regularly
18- Pay for a random strangers meal
19-go to the movie by myself
20-swim with dolphins
21-sing karaoke
22- run a 5k
23-learn to drive stick
25-Walk a float in the Macy's day parade
26-Gym routine for a year
28-get another tattoo
29-learn to parallel park
30-do a juice cleanse
Here is me at my first cooking class! I took a quick pic while no one was looking!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


~Happy Anniversary Jared~

Today is my
Year Anniversary!

Holy Cow! I can't even believe it?

Anyway ladies..I gave away my heart to this guy!

yes! He is a total goof and I love almost everything about him...

I am so ...

I could not have asked for a better Husband
Flash back four years ago...A few shots of the big day!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Linking up with Jamie for What I'm Loving Wednesday

I recently bought a Groupon for Old Navy. They were offering if you bought 10 dollars they would give you 20 dollars in store to shop. I LOVE GROUPON! I thought I would give old navy a try. I can normally find something in there and if not they have PJ type cloths and I can blow it on that. I can home Friday and our local Old Navy was offering a preview for their Grand Re-Opening. I thought this would be a good time to go spend my groupon. I got there and they were offering 50% off shorts....steal!  

Here's a preview of some of the cheap gems I bought.

Old navy had all their V-neck tee's on sale for 5 bucks.. I should have gotten more colors...buyers regret!

 I love really Dark jean and shorts. I got these for 50% off. They were 10 bucks!

 I bought this tank too! I don't really get to wear these very often because my work makes us dress up and tanks of any kind or not allowed. Oh well... it will just have to be a weekend shirt. This was 16 dollars.

So I walk out of old navy after my groupon and my 20% off coupon spending around 5 bucks! score!

I also thought I would share about this perfume that I recently discovered. I don't think it is new but I have been looking for a new perfume. I was tired of the stuff I was wearing. I LOVE this! Its smells light and summery. The only thing that I don't love about it is that I use like 3 squirts, which feels like a lot, and if is still worn off by about mid day.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tribute to Kisses!

Has anyone else seen this picture? About the girl who fell during the riot in Canada and her boyfriend leaned down to give her a kiss in the mist of helping her up!? I LOVE IT...
Just the cutest story... of course the hubby thinks its all fake... I don't care... I LOVE IT.
Here's a picture if you missed it!

so romantic!

Tribute to some famous "knock your socks off" kisses!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Green Bean Casserole

Happy Monday Everyone!

Well we had my father over this weekend to celebrate fathers day. I thought I would share a dish that I tried to make on my own for the first time. I made green bean casserole. I love this dish! My mom traditionally makes it for all holidays. I thought I would try myself this year.

3 can cut green beans
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
splash of worstershire sauce
1 can french's french fried onions

Mix green beans and soup together. put mixture into a glass casserole dish. Sprinkle with french fried onions. Cook at 350 for 1 hour with lid or foil. 10 mins before pull out of the oven and top with top with a generous covering of french friend onions and bake without covering the final 10 mins.
Let set for 10 mins then serve!

This recipe is very easy and a nice addition to a meal where you are feeding over 4 people!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pup-a-pooloza Dog (prepare yourself for a slideshow of dogs!)

a fair for dogs...probally 250 dogs there

Dog Cake


tiny weenie!

bestie with reece