Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
It was a beautiful day and we got to search for the perfect tree....
My husband cutting down our 1st tree. There were men to do the work for us...but he wanted to do it, he even brought his own saw.
The shaking process. They shake out all the dead stuff and wrapped it for us. This was a neat process for me because I had never seen it.
It fits, just by a smig. We have done some trimming, decorating, and admiring. We still need a topper and a skirt...then I'll show you the finished product.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
And more....FOOD. :)
Candace, My sister LeAnn, and My sister Jill hovering over the food while it is warming....it was nice to have 2 stoves to warm the food. It made for easy easy setup.
Last but not least GAME NIGHT!!!!! It is a tradition with my family that we play games on Thanksgiving evening. We started with a board game...Trivial Pursuit. Just for the record...Justin, Vicki and I kick tail. Then we ended the evening with a little card game....who cares who who that. ;) ;)
It was an amazing Thanksgiving. Having my family here and spending time with close friends made the most perfect combination for Thanksgiving.
I am so thankful for family and amazing friends!!!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
My husband. I am totally harshing his mellow during the game, but he was a great sport.
This was our method. I gave him the list of names and number of entries and he wrote them all out and I cut them.
We have outstanding teamwork in our house!!
Enough about those details...I know you are ready for the winner.
The winner is....
Julee over at Matt. Julee. Romeo
Go check Julee's blog out. She has the sweetest puppy, is always attending some fun event, or just having a real life kind of day.
I promise you won't be disappointed.
Thanks to everyone for entering the giveaway.
I am already attempting to line up the next giveaway!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Our first trip to the pumpkin patch as Mr. and Mrs.
We got our "perfect" pumpkins.
1 for him. 1 for me. 1 for Lucy.
If you will notice we chose a mixed breed pumpkin for our mixed breed dog.
We put a lot of thought into it. :)
I heart this picture and this little red bench. Last but not least....Lucy with our pumpkins.
She is thrilled. Can't you tell?
Speaking of Lucy. It is time for an update on her.
We went back for her blood test following her heart worm treatment and it came back NEGATIVE! So, the vet cleared her to exercise. Which was awesome because she has been confined to leash walks for 4 months. And for a dog that loves to be outside this was torture for EVERYONE involved. She would just cry and pace the floor. SO SAD!
We will go back in March for a second blood test and hopefully be cleared for good.
WooRay for a healthy pup.
Please make sure and give your dog heart worm preventative. I would be happy to field any questions you may have, it is totally worth it. Heart worm treatment isn't cheap. The preventative is worth the bill and your pups life!
Remember to participate in my giveaway!
It will end on Wednesday! I'll announce a winner on Thursday
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
- 2 lbs of ground turkey meat
- 2 cans of tomato soup
- 1 can of chili beans (or beans of your choice)
- 1 handful of wheat elbow noodles (noodles at my husbands request...wheat at mine. It's all about compromise)
It makes a ton and the two of us can eat on it for days and after each day it seems to get better.
I am currently hosting a giveaway on my blog, please go check it out. It is perfect for a large recipe like this.
Monday, October 11, 2010
And you can't have a new pot without a new spoon. :)
Each item comes in a variety of colors. I'll let you choose which best fits your kitchen when you WIN.
Speaking of winning...this is how you can win!!
1. Become a follower of my blog (1 entry)
2. Re post on your blog about this giveaway (1 entry)
3. Comment about becoming a follower, re posting, and well...just comment! (1 entry)
If you follow, comment, AND re post you get 5 bonus entries!!!!!!!
Don't just do 1 do them ALL!!!
*available to US and Canadian readers only.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Every time I get the opportunity to do a giveaway with CSN stores I jump on it and start to think about what goodness I will choose for my readers! If you are not familiar with CSN stores you are missing out. They have all sorts of goodness from an ottoman coffee table, pet paraphernalia, other decor for you home, and baby goods. Really the variety is endless.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
It's amazing to see the transformations of the contestants. I usually pick a favorite and cheer them on throughout the show. Plus Bob and Jillian are BEASTS!
I LOOOOOVE CASTLE!!! I'm sure you are thinking, "Oh, not another crime show!!" But in all seriousness...you HAVE TO WATCH! Justin and I live for Monday's just to watch Castle. It isn't like all the other NCIS blah blah blah....it is hilarious and mysterious all in 1 hour. It is a must watch.
If you have a MUST SEE..please share!!
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
A new laptop is defiantly on the list. I have had my laptop since my freshman year of college (6 years ago) and it is still kicking but just barely, it is temperamental. I can only have so many things open, if it goes in to hibernation it takes 3 days to come out, it has to have the battery plugged in, and this list goes on and on. I'm not picky about what kind...I just need a new spring chicken that can make it through an entire blog post without randomly shutting down. :)
I would love a kitchen table. Everyone that comes over think it is crazy that we don't have one. We make it just fine without...it is just the two of us and we aren't fancy. But I am ready to join the adult club and get a table so we can enjoy family meals face to face rather than shoulder to shoulder on the couch.
I would love to have an elliptical machine. I have had 3 knee surgeries and it is much easier on my knees than the road or a treadmill. I would really like to take one of our chairs out of our living room (The chair I'm currently sitting my backside in) and replace it with this machine. I feel like I could work out for hours instead of sitting!!! Hey...a girl can dream! :)Last but not least a trip to Vegas to see the 2010 Miss America Pagent !! My friend and sorority sister, Alyse Eady will be representing Arkansas in the Miss America Pagent. My closest friends are planning a big trip to Vegas to support Alyse!! Plus, I need to be there...she is going to WIN!
I cannot believe that Christmas is almost here, just 3 short months away. So get your list ready!!
Monday, September 20, 2010
There is nothing better than a minor league game, always some sort of entertainment. And this is a wonderful stadium to watch in, nice field, great shade, breeze, and good food!
So we know the food is good...because we may have tasted it. :)
I also got this while I was at the game. The Bulls won this during the 2009 season and I got to pick up my ring while I was there! It's strange to wear because it is so big and manly, but pretty cool to have. It is a nice way to remember my time with the Bulls.This is my good friend Mary Beth. She and I worked together and the Bulls and became really good friends. It was SOOO good to see her while we were at the game!
And this stud was my date and we had a blast! No mater the scene, I'm just glad we got to go on a date!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Yellow cake with chocolate icing is my cake of choice made by Julianne. YUM!I stopped by Target (love that place) on my way home from work to see if they had anything I needed for the evening. I ended up leave with the dress you see above. I went straight to the Stewart's and was showing Julianne my new dress! She then gave me my birthday gift...earrings and a bracelet that matched my dress perfectly. Basically, we were meant to be friends. :)
Last but not least, my Husband. This was our first birthday as a married couple. So now I'm officially an "old married woman!"
Monday, September 6, 2010
TWIRP Week-EEE 50's Night with Gus!
Two of MANY tacky Christmas sweater parties
2005 outing to Austin Texas-We hosted Dave Barnes
RUSH-Rho Sigma Saloon
Find Your Sister A Mister Outing (but who needs Misters when you have SISTERS?)
3. My Husband Justin. We met my freshman year of college (2004), started dating my sophomore year (2005), and got married August 7, 2010!!! I am so lucky to have found him at OBU.
4. And then.....I GRADUATED....look my name is even in the concrete. :)
In all seriousness. The four years I spent at OBU were the best. I would go back TODAY and do it all over again!