Saturday, July 30, 2011

Saturday Morning Wake Up Call

This is the face I woke up too this morning! What a big baby!

Have a Good weekend everyone!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Fancies!

I'm linking up with with Av over at Long distance Loving....check her out

Isn't this amazing!?
I am loving this dress at the moment. I love things that can make my hips appear slimmer. I don't know how these dresses accomplish this but they do. I really wanted to buy this dress but of course it is out of stock. Oh well....I guess that is why they call it Friday Fancies.

Also I have some gold bangles from Forever21 they do go nicely with a lot of different outfits. A good cheap piece for many outfits.

On a side note I'm going out of town for the weekend with the family at the lake. I'm gonna try and unplug from media starting Sunday. I'll see you all middle of next week.

Gonna go spend some quality time with this guy and his family....isn't he the cutest!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

National Cheesecake Day 7/30

Hey Ladies... Just heard about this and thought I would pass it along. National Cheesecake Day is on Saturday 7/30.

Half off cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory!
dine in only

Here is a picture of one of my favorites.... nom nom nom!

Behind the curtains....

I have seen that a lot of my followers have just purchased the new IPhone 4. I thought i would take some screen shots of the apps that I have on my phone. I love finding new gadgets that will make your life easier.
If you know of some awesome apps that I have yet to find out about...please enlighten me!

Does anyone know a good blogger app? I have downloaded a few and have not have much success? Thoughts?

These are in no particular order. I think my home page is the last picture....

This is my home page....

Happy Thursday...almost to the weekend!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm Linking up with Jamie for WILW

I love this stuff! It has been especially hot and humid in Ohio. My hair is very frizzy in this kind of weather. This stuff tames my frizz and gives it a gloss that is hard to get. LOVE

Someone recently recommended this to me. It sprays like hairspray, except its water. They idea is that if you are drying your hair with over styling and your hair will no longer cooperate,you need to give your hair a break and add in some moisture. Spray in and let dry on its own. Then resume styling. I'll let you know once I give it a whirl

 I saw this picture on pinterest. I want to live here. That hammock is amazing and I wish I had one. Plus it comes complete with a golden how can you beat that. I think beans (my dog) may get jealous though...

I saw this sign and must have it! Such a cute little idea..especially if you are water people like my family

Made another trip to the farmers market this delicious.... I got  i could make the picture below

Nothing better than a salad! so delicious. get some fresh..they are in season!

I occasionally suffer from Ocular Migraines...Yesterday I had a pretty bad episode that sent me home from work. I am especially loving this today.

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Last night the hubby was out of town so I decided to make it a movie night and watch a couple of flicks that i'm not sure that he would want to see. I watched the movie called "Just go with it." I wasn't sure because the leading actors are Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler. I must admit the last few movies that either one of them have done have been disappointing....."The Zohan"... I mean what was that movie?

Here is the trailer for the movie


I would give this 4 stars. I laugh out loud by myself several times. The kids in this are pretty hysterical. I would definately watch this again and that is saying something because I have this weird cork where I don't like to watch a movie more than once.... I mean what is the point.

The second movie that I watched was "Red Riding Hood." It was more like a 2-3 star movie. I was entertained the whole time. I don't know that I would ever watch again though...

I do however love Amanda Seyfried...every since "MAMA MIA".

I wanted to tell you all about Munchkin land designs. I love this ladies work. She is doing a bunch of giveaways. You can check her out here.

Monday, July 25, 2011

DIY framing a painting

Happy Monday!

Well...this has been a DIY on my list for over a year. We went to Jamaica last summer and ended up buying a painting. It was pretty large and we had to take the canvas off the frame in order to get it home safely. I have had this painting rolled up in my office for over a year! I know...pathetic!
Me and the honey decided to remedy this problem. We went to lowe's and bought some wood and "L" brackets and Jared and I built a frame. I watched the below tutorial on how to stretch a canvas. This was a great lesson and I'm glad I have learned this skill. I thought I would shared some of the pictures of our little adventure.

Here is the UTUBE tutorial I used

Here is the can see the canvas is no attached to anything and the edges are white

Here is Jared screwing in the "L" bracket to support the corners and make is strong

Here is a picture of the completed frame..and my foot apparently

This is the final product after we used the staple gun just like the tutorial
I'm so glad this project is done! I don't think I will worry next time the Hubby wants to buy art on vacation. Besides building the frame...stretching the canvas was easy peezy.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Fantasy

I'm linking up with for Friday Fantasy. I love being able to find an outfit that look amazing together. Oh well if I can't afford all the pieces...a girl can dream.

Items in this set

I love this little black pencil shirt. I love this look and am going to have to see if  I can replicate it. I'm normally afraid to put black and brown together but I think it looks really great here...opinions?

Happy Friday Everyone

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

here's another new recipe that I tried this week. I officially hate brussel sprouts.....till now. I found this recipe (for the life of me I cant find it anywhere) online and all the comments were raving about how fantastic the brussel sprouts were and even if you don't like them you should try them cooked like this first.
So I apprehensively bought some brussel sprouts and gave it a whirl.
At least I thought so...Jareds response was ..."yeah...they are alright" and then proceeded to make a broccoli steamers bag as his side of veggies.. UGG WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH HIM?!

this is in the pan right before cooking

this is right out of the oven... the little dark roasted leaves were the best!
 Next time I make this someone suggested sprinkling a little Parmesan cheese on top. Probably a great addition.

Roasted Brussel Sprots
2 lbs of brussel sprouts (cut ends off and cut sprouts in half)
7 cloves crushed garlic
3 tbs of olive oil ( I added more than this as it was cooking)
salt and pepper- maybe 1/2 to a 1/4 tsp. of each
1/2 to 3/4 cup of water to help cook the sprouts

I cut this recipe in half when I made it. 1 lb of spouts was plenty for two people

Toss all the ingredients together and bake at 425 degrees  for 20-25 mins

Enjoy! Tomorrow is Friday.... Wahoo

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm linking up with Jamie for What I'm Loving Wednesday

I recently started asking people to keep their corks. I think this is a really cute projects. I have also seen where you can make a cork board out of these..put it on the DIY list

I found this Hairstyle on Pinterest....I don't know how much more perfect it would get. I don't know if I will ever be able to get my hair this long. Even still it would probably never look like this. sigh...

I was reading a magazine and they has a picture of this dress...It was listed under 50 bucks and they said that it was from JC Penny's. WHAT? I love it. I will have to go over and see if I can find it. Of course I did'nt find it listed online.

I found this dessert on pinterest.....looks so delicious that I had to post it. I may add this to the things to try.

As always I love Lea Michele...i particularly love her hair here

I got a new nail polish this week. It is called Sublime Strawberry...Its one of Revlon's scented nail polishes. I love it and I painted my nails like a week ago and it is still holding tough.

This was another shirt that I saw in the magazine. MUST HAVE. It was listed at forever 21 for like 15 dollars. I guess while i'm at the mall hunting the JCP dress I will also look for this little gem!