Sunday, November 18, 2012

Decorated for Christmas...

I know, I's not even Thanksgiving yet! BUT! My Mom loves to eat Thanksgiving dinner with the tree up, so she just decorated the whole house. ( Dad even has the lights up outside...but not's a family tradition in my family to turn them on at 5p.m. Thanksgiving night.) You see, for as long as I can remember Thanksgiving has ALWAYS been at my family's home. My Mom's sister has Christmas and we share different holidays on my Dad's side. So, I guess my Mom just wanted to go all out this year? I still live at home (my boyfriend and I are saving $$$ to build our own home out in the country...almost there though!) so I always help my Mom decorate. Hope you enjoy "our" decorating!

The tree in the living room

The picture is Santa with the Nativity scene (not sure why it came out that way)

The family room

Thursday, October 18, 2012

It's been awhile....

Although I don't have many followers, I know I've been away for some time. But that's about to change! The holidays are coming up {which is my fav time of year} so I will definitely be doing a lot more posting.

See you soon!

Monday, April 2, 2012

some new cards...

I haven't been on here in awhile, but recently I made some new birthday cards. I tell myself everyday that I am going to be more loyal to this blog....I promise, I'm trying!

~Thanks for reading~

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fabric Magnets

Just wanted to share these new magnets that I made this morning. I bought some fabric awhile back because I wanted to learn how to sew, but nobody in my family does, except for my Grandma. I would ask her but she has a lot going on right now and I didn't want to burden her with the task of teaching me something that I have NO CLUE {what-so-ever} about. [How did I ever pass Home Ec in high school?!?] Anyway, I didn't have to sew these, my hot glue gun came in handy! :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pinterest inspired placemats...

First off...Pinterest is an addiction! I need to do more productive things with my time now-a-days, then to just sit on pinterest all day. Anyway...I saw this on there so I made my own. I found the set of 4 mats at a local store called Tuesday Morning (reminds me of a T.J. Maxx or Marshalls). They were only $3.99. I already had the stencils and sharpie. So simple!

Happy Valentine's Day!

I always hear that Valentine's Day is most popular with "dating" couples. I don't believe that one bit. I see a lot of married couples (including my parents) who celebrate the day of love. Although I do have to agree with some who say everyday can be Valentine's day, no matter what kind of relationship you are in. I guess today is just another day for card stores and candy shoppes to make an extra dollar. This year for V-day my boyfriend and I will be celebrating it on Saturday. Due to his new job, I felt like he would be too tired when he got home from work to go out to dinner, so I settled for Saturday. :) We had a "budget" for Christmas that totally went out the window, so I told him that I didn't want anything spectacular for Valentine's. (Let's see if he listens!) Me, on the otherhand, got him his favorite candy and I made this frame for him. I'm so grateful that he likes the things that I make him. Otherwise, he'd have a lot of "useless" It was super simple to make. Have a great Valentine's everyone!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Daphne Oz's Chocolate Chip & Coconut Oatmeal Cookies!

Ok, so I have this new obsession with "The Chew" on ABC. It features Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, Michael Symon, Mario Batalli and Daphne Oz. It's pretty much a cooking show, but they feature other topics as well. I'm really not that "domesticated", but I feel like I really want to be. Therefore, I've started cooking and baking a lot lately. BUT! Today I baked these AWESOME cookies! (eating one right now, so delicious!) It was really easy, so I would LOVE to share it.
The recipe is here
Here's how my cookies came out:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Betsey Johnson & Coach.

In my previous post I mentioned that I would post the Betsey Johnson items that I have. Well, i'm here to do that. Also, I recently purchased black Coach slip-on sneakers that I adore! When I save up enough money, I think I'll purchase them in the brown signature print.

 The fish necklace was purchased at the Betsey Johnson store in the Pier at Caesars in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The three pairs of earings were purchased at Macy's.
 This is the set I received for mom said she purchased it at Macy's.
 This Betseyville bag was my first ever Betsey purchase. Again, I got it from the store in Atlantic City. It was a birthday gift to myself :)
 This tote I LOVE. It's big enough to put a change of clothes in if your spending the night somewhere and best of all it was only $10 on clearance at T.J.Maxx....guess you can call me a Maxxinista for the great buy! I also have a couple pairs of Betsey Johnson socks from T.J.Maxx and Marshalls. They come in packs of 3 for only $6.99. I recommend them because they are soft and wash great...deffinitly not cheap looking socks.

 These were a Christmas gift to myself! They are extremely comfortable and versatile. You can wear them with a pair of jeans or black dress pants (I work in retail and we really aren't supposed to wear sneakers, but you can def get away with these!)

Well...I'll see ya when I see ya! :)