Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mixing it Up a Little

I'm trying to keep it together today

I got on the scale this morning and it's fair to say it hurt my feelings a little bit.  

I gained!  don't ask me how.  It makes no sense at all.  


Trying to lose weight is freakin' Exhausting!


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Oktober Brat Rolls

If there was ever something my mother taught me 
it was how to make due with the stuff you had.

She was especially an expert at this when it came to food.  
Growing up in a 10 person family made dinner time.... interesting...
There were plenty of times where my mom would just look in the fridge and the pantry with no plan whatsoever and throw together the most amazing meal.  
those always ended up being the best dinners.

So yesterday afternoon I was all too fed up studying and got busy on planning dinner.
And here is what I threw together:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My Week Off from School

You may or may not already know that I'm going back to school. 
I go to Liberty University Online and I love it!

However, (isn't there always a "however??) I love my off time as much as any other stable-minded person.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Handling Anger

This is one of those little pieces of advice that sounds so simple, 
but in practice can be a bit more difficult.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Loss in Pounds, Gain in Happy!

Great news! 

I am so shocked and happy!  
After so much time of no progress no matter what I did, I had stopped expecting anything to happen.  
So this time I just went with the plan and didn't stress myself!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Visiting with Honey

My Grandmother is better than any other.
And I'm sorry...but that's just the truth.

She is super fantastic!  
I have never met someone so strong and faithful in my life, and I probably won't ever again.

I have always felt really close to my grandmother, 
She's is one of those people you just want to be near and listen to intently. 
and thusly she has tons of friends that consider her their family.  

A few years ago she was diagnosed with colon cancer, 
But somehow, just like every other illness she has been through no matter her age she has pulled through it beautifully.  A Miracle from God to say the least.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Mummy Bait

Around Easter I found a really awesome recipe for a chex mix the likes of which I had never seen
It was called "Bunny Bait" {from Life in the Green House}
and it was a huge hit at our house!

So I decided to make a Halloween Version and have Dubbed it

This stuff is crazy good!

Awesome Coca-Cola Pitcher

Ok, So, When my husband and I first got married I wanted a pink kitchen.
I was so excited at the idea of having my own kitchen
..... now, about 6 years later, I am so over the pink.
I still like pink... I'm just kinda... over it.
So little by little i'm trying to ditch some of the old pink stuff and get more of a grown up look working in my kitchen.

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Yes Ladies and Gents
It's that time again
Time for some more high speed ballistic art!

For more detailed  info on what exactly we are doing here go to our first HSBA post here!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Crib Bedding Score

I found this AWESOME crib bedding set at our Local thrift store, 
It's made by MiGi which is a partner with  Bananafish
They have the freaking cutest baby bedding
And it can be crazy pricey too!  

So, when I saw this COMPLETE bedding set at our thrift store for only $30
I had to get it.
(and no, I'm not expecting; but if i was I would probably keep it!)

There's a quilt, a knitted blanket, a bed skirt, a bumper, a diaper stacker, 2 fitted sheets, a changing table cover, and a mobile that winds up, spins and plays music!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Stocking Up

There are few things I love more than stocking up on clothes for my kids 
before they need them!
When I was pregnant with Grace I hit the thrift stores like a fiend 
picking up anything and everything insanely adorable that I could find
I am just now running out of clothes for her! 
(she's about to turn 3 but wears 4T most of the time)

So I'm thrifting hard again lately
Here are some recent finds that came no where close to breaking my bank: 

Suitcase Love

When I was growing up we had super old suitcases all over my house.
For decoration, storage, for anything really. 
Old suitcases hold a special place in my heart for sure.
And up until the other day I had no idea just how many i had!  
I even have a very old saxophone case with real velvet inside, that i just adore.  
I'll have to do a whole other post for that one..... 
I also have my little "choo choo bag" where I keep my Camera.
Ok ok.... I'm obsessed...

Halloween Bunting

Let me just say, 
I Love Halloween
It is awesome.  It is however a little more fun when you are a kid, 
But then you have your own kids and the fun starts all over again!
Picking out costumes for them and taking mountains of pictures.
here is one of my little boogers from last year @ our church's "trunk or treat":

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Adventures in Weight Loss

In January of 2011 my husband and I decided we were bound and determined to lose weight. 


We had both gotten pretty heavy 
When i got pregnant with my daughter he had all the sympathy symptoms, it was pitiful. 
(and I know some women would cringe at me feeling bad for him, but, I truly did) 
When i gained weight, he gained it too. 
when i had heart burn, he had it too.
When i had back pain, so did he.
And so on...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

"Pumpkin Better Than... Cake" success

Let me start by saying, 
I love finding an awesome recipe on Pinterest 
And then discovering that I already have ALL the ingredients!

That was this case with

This looked so gooey and yummy I just had to make it
I had no excuse not to!
I had everything!
Well Almost Everything...

My New Smug Monster

I favorited this shop quite some time ago on Etsy
and I had some money just sitting in my pay pal so i went back through ALL my favorites 
And i saw this little guy
And I thought to myself I just HAD to get him 
not only is he friggin' adorable but
he also matches my new bedroom color scheme!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Wet Sunset

If there's one thing I love 
(besides the obvious of course: my husband my children and pizza)
It's a good rainy day.

I never really liked the rain until we lived in Jacksonville, NC for a few years
It rained super often since we were so close to the coast and 
It got to where i really looked forward to just cozying up inside and listening to the rain...

Another favorite thing of mine about rainy days is when it just pours all day long and starts to clear up just in time for the sunset 


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