Monday, August 13, 2012

A Few Tidbits About Me!

I was cruisin around on Pinterest yesterday and came across a pin that led me to a
tumblr page labeled andthat'swhoiam.  While I browsing I thought this would
be a pretty cool way to tell you guys a little bit more about me. 


All andthat'swhoiam can be found here.

I feel like this only scratches the surface about me and
there are new ones added daily.

Tell me something about you!

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July Birchbox

Birchbox and Glamour teamed up to deliver an awesome July Birchbox
that I am so excited to share with your guys!

I have to admit getting this little box once a month is something I really look forward
too.  It is nothing extravagant but just a little something that can brighten
your day and introduce you to some really great products. 

On to the box...

This box is all about the five senses.

1. AHAVA / Purifying Mud Mask
2. Alterna / BAMBOO UV + Color Protection Fade - Proof Fluide
3. Eyeko / Skinny Liquid Eyeliner
4. Harvey Prince / Hello
5. Tea Forte / Minteas
6. Birchbox Exclusive / Earbuds (Love them, super colorful!)

If you subscribe to Birchbox I hope you enjoyed your box if you
currently are not receiving you seriously need to check it out.


Until next time, have a great day lovelies!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Paper Products

I have an unnatural obsession with paper products and school supplies.  Sometimes I
wish I was still a student just for the school supplies, not the actual work, just
the fun notebooks and pens...I could go on and on.

Over the weekend I ventured around town to a couple of stores and I
thought I would share the few things I picked up.

At TJ Maxx I found these really cute folders that I thought could help
liven up my desk a little...the top ones are little owls.


The other two are journals/notebooks:

The top one is red leather with a bicycle imprint and I am going to use that one to log my food and exercise.  The green one is for this blog so I can write down my ideas anytime they hit.

These cute little notepads are from soon as I saw them I knew I had to have them.  They were also on the dollar rack so that makes them even better.

I thought the pen kind of went with the whole set so I decided to pick that up as well.

I couldn't help myself!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Do any of you awesome ladies have an unhealthy relationship with paper goods?????

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Oh How Pinteresting...

I have honestly been in a little bit of a funk lately and I seriously need to find my way out of it.  I am not happy with a few things going on and I have been praying constantly for some guidance and patience.  

So for today I am linking up with the lovely Michelle from The Vintage Apple and I have decided to pin some quotes that are giving me a little inspiration today.

All pins can be found here.

I hope these will give you a little something extra for today!

They have put a smile on my face!


Monday, July 23, 2012

So Fresh

I found this recipe on Pinterest to make a little concoction for a home deodorizer.  Over the weekend I decided to give it a try and I completely love it!  It is very simple so I thought I would share it with you lovelies! 


1 Lemon
A few sprigs of rosemary
2 Tablespoons of Vanilla

Fill a pot 2/3 full with water
Slice 1 lemon
Add the sliced lemon and rosemary sprigs to the water
Add 2 tablespoons of vanilla to the lemons and rosemary
Bring to a boil (Gets the smell spreading faster throughout the house)
Set to simmer
Then ENJOY!!!

It makes my house smell so homey and I think that's what most strive for.

If you give it a try let me know how it goes!

Until next time!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Herbs, Herbs, Herbs

So I decided that I wanted to plant an herb garden the other day.  I have this
thing about herbs and I am not even sure why...I think it might be the
smell because I do not by any means cook or know how (well
at least anything further than the basics).

So a couple of weeks ago me and my super awesome step daughter
Taylin headed out to Lowe's to see what we could get into.

We made our way to the herbs and with a little advice from Tay we picked
out a few herbs, some other essentials and headed home.

Lowe's List
1. Rosemary
2. Basil
3. Oregano
4. Cilantro
5. Gravel
6. Vegetable and Herb Soil

I snapped a few shots of the planting so I could share with all you guys!

I placed gravel in the bottom of one of our galvanized tins from our wedding
since there were not any holes in the bottom.  I did that so the roots
would not be saturated in water all the time. 

Then I added the soil.


Next comes the herbs...

water and my herb garden is complete!

 I now have some really cute herb labels that I will share
with you in a later post.

Until next time...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cheesecake and a Bridal Shower

This past weekend of few of the ladies from my family (me, my mom, aunt, 2 cousins
and a cousin-in-law as I like to call her) helped host a bridal shower
for my cousin's fiance. We wanted to keep it simple but classy
and I personally think it turned out great. 

These were just some little extras we displayed around the house

I loved these frames!

Then we added a little area where people could leave a
wish or a special piece of advice for the couple.

Our table scape.

We decided to do a cheesecake bar with a variety of toppings. 
Who can resist a good piece of cheesecake?  Not this girl!


My cousin found this great punch recipe on Pinterest, it had Moscato, Lemonade
 Concentrate and Sprite with little Raspberry's floating around. I have to admit that
 I did partake in a couple of glasses but as you can see they were small.

I wish I had taken pictures of actual people but I was slack!

Happy Thursday!

Hope everyone has a fabulous day
and we are almost to Friday!

Until Then...