Friday, May 11, 2012

Flower Girl

My best friend from childhood is getting married in August, and Lil' Sis' & I are thrilled to be a part of the wedding. We decided on Lil' Sis's dress yesterday, and I'm just so excited I had to share it with you.

And if you really care, here's mine:

That is all. :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Starting Over

So last night I rejoined Weight Watchers. Since I cancelled my membership in October, I've gained back 8 lbs (2 lbs per month). I've also had a reccurence of some digestive issues that I've struggled with for a long time that disappeared when on WW. So I decided it was time to get my motivation back. In about 4 months, my extended family is taking a trip to Breckenridge, CO, and I hope to be down 30 lbs by then. That's about 1.6 lbs per week. I'm going to do my best to stay accountable here, mostly for my own good, but don't be surprised if I don't update. I have my first weigh in on Friday, so let's get to work!

Starting weight: 170 lbs
Goal weight: 140 lbs by June 23, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy Birthday, Lil' Sis!

Photo Credit: The ever talented Bethany Roesler

She turned 2 yesterday. I love everything about my little princess. Like how when she smiles, she tilts her head to the side. And how she calls every snack food "cookies". And how she loves her big brother. And how she squeals with delight almost everytime she sees me. And how she sings ALL THE TIME.

Happy Birthday, pretty girl. Momma Loves You!

Friday, January 13, 2012


It snowed here yesterday, and all I've got to say is it's about time! I took the day off of work for health reasons, and spent the morning outside with my lil miss.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Homemade Holidays 2012

So I made a few changes around here...hope you like it!

I've been busily working on Christmas presents. It's our 2nd DIY Christmas, and I have to say that I love it. I think homemade gifts are the best kinds of gifts.

Did you make any Christmas gifts this year?

Monday, December 12, 2011

That's What Pinterest Means to Me My Love...

Hopefully you have Stevie Wonder in your head now...honestly not the worst thing to have stuck in your head, right?

Okay, so everyone is obsessed with Pinterest, myself sorta included. Here's the deal, Pinterest and I have a great love/hate relationship. Here's what I hate about Pinterest:
-It takes so much memory to run the site that my computer is constantly freezing while I use it.
-I will have people that repin my pins and I will get an email about it, but my recent activity doesn't always reflect those things.
-Apparently your Pinterest profile has a wall. Did you know that? I didn't until a very kind stranger commented on my profile and when I went to comment back, it took me half an hour just to figure out how to do that. And as I noted above, the recent activity doesn't update all the time, so I have no idea of knowing if my comment actually made it to this person's wall. Yeah.

But in spite of those things, I do love Pinterest. Here's why:
-Pinterest inspires me to be a better homemaker. I see all the great easy recipes, cleaning and organizing tips, mealplanning sites, etc. and it makes me want to do better in my own home. I have been trying 2 or 3 new recipes a week, all of them have come from Pinterest. I've been wanting to switch from chemical cleaners to all natural ones for a while, but I finally started to make the switch after seeing a recipe for homemade dishwasher detergent (mix equal parts baking soda and borax). I am starting to enjoy doing everyday tasks because Pinterest is always giving me new ideas on how to manage my home.
-Pinterest inspires my creativity. I love crafting, and Pinterest is brimming with craft tutorials. More than once have I seen an easy craft, decided I wanted to try it, and actually completed it in the same day. It also inspired me to break out my ModPodge to repurpose some boxes into cute storage containers. A month ago I saw a pin for crochet school, and now I know how to crochet. Love it. :)
-Pinterest helps my closet. I've been inspired by outfits I see on Pinterest and now look at my closet a bit differently.

So there. The obligatory "this is how much I love Pinterest" post. Below are a few of my favorite pins so far. If you aren't on it yet and would like an invitation, comment on this post with your name and email and I will send one your way.

Frito Chili Pie - Holy Crap Delicious. Hubby loved this.

Super Cute Outfit Idea-I have very similar pieces and recreated this outfit over the weekend.

I'm also seriously contemplating a dramatic pixie haircut...plenty to choose from on Pinterest.
Source: via Nancy on Pinterest

DIY Photo project...would bring a ton of color and personality to our boring drab apartment.

Here's the dishwasher detergent recipe...I store mine in a gallon container.

Pinterest also has it's fair share of humor...

My family loved this recipe for Hawaiian Chicken.

Free pattern for crochet blanket. Super cute :)
Source: via Nancy on Pinterest

And since Pinterest is making this process of embedding photos extremely difficult, I'll post more later. Happy Pinning!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Stroller Seat

After my children mutilated the seat on our doll stroller, I sat down with some scraps and made a new one. I used the straps and elastic from the old one, so the cost was less than $1.