Monday, April 23, 2012

Epic Fail

I totally epic failed last week and this week on posting something, anything! Ugh, I've been uper busy lately and its not going to slow down any time soon. This includes 2 more 5:00a, one like 6:30a and probably a 7:00a Saturday morning wake up calls. That's the next 4 Saturday's of being up super early and going to bed/being home late. And the hard part is, all the extreme early mornings but one are voluntary! EEK!

This past Saturday was the first of three 5:00amers and that will be the norm for me come September! And no I didn't get a big girl job, however, I am volunteering to be a group leader for my Bible study next year. The leaders meet every Saturday morning at 6:30a.

And speaking of jobs, I did pick up another part-time weekend job! Just as backroom and cashiering for a fabulous little store called White House | Black Market. (hopefully my wardrobe will improve!)  So, that counts for the late nights on the Saturdays with early wake up calls!

Plus, Jon and I will be doing a road race, the Run to Remember Fallen Officers here in a few weeks and that shall prove to me interesting since neither of us have been running. But Jon's buddy Joe said he'd only do it again if I did so its going to be like our own little tradition!

Wish me luck!

Saturday, April 7, 2012


As previously promised here are a few photos of my bubba Duncan! An update on him: he's no longer in the "cone of shame," however, he has now started this scary wheezy, sucking snot/air sound; he's had one accident, and he's threw up twice. But he is still good most of the time, and we need to start socializing him more now that he's comfortable with us.

He is proving to be a struggle for me and Jon but he is definitely going to change everything, which isn't a bad thing!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Bench Love

You know your a grown up when you get excited over household items! My friend Carmen commented on Facebook that she was excited about a Tubberware order she'd placed and I responded that I had geeked out over a bench! And this is the story of my bench:

A while back aka the end of January; I finally picked out my Christmas present and ordered it! YAY! Yes this means that I did not receive a present on Christmas but it was worth the wait! In case you didn't know I am a HUGE fan of John & Sherry and their little (HUGE) blog! These two are amazing! I wish that I lived near them so I could try and weasel my way into being a lifelong stalker friend! Anyway, they had a post about changing a few things in their living with stuff from Joss & Main. So, I joined and followed the events and found the perfect bench for under our front window and I am in love. If you can't tell from these photos!

It was a steal too! Originally like $300 and we got it for just a little over $100.00 including shipping!

And now a few months later I am still in love, though it could be a little longer but its one of Duncan's favorite hang outs (especially when the curtains are open).

Have you made any purchases for the home that you got for a major steal? Or don't know what you'd do without?

Also, I don't know anyone from YHL or Joss & Main so I didn't receive anything for this. I just love following YHL and looking for deals!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Rollin' Pinterest Style

I have been on a Pinterest roll lately! Instead of just pinning away to my hearts content, I have actually been using a lot of recipes found on Pinterest. For those of you who may not know, Pinterest is like the new Facebook, it is a time suck but you can get useful information from it for a later date. It is like a virtual cork board where you can find things that inspire you do create a better life for yourself and your family! However most Pinners never actually put their pins into practice. So here is my attempt to create more! (My downfall is actually taking photos of them). I will show you the actual pins that I have tried:
crescent roll cinnamon rolls Husband Approved!
crescent roll cinnamon rolls from

frozen grapes - love them!
frozen grapes  from

"OMG Chicken"  Just mix Sour Cream or Yogurt (1/2 c) and parm cheese (1/4 c).  Spread over chicken breast in a baking dish, sprinkle italian bread crumbs on top and bake for 20-30 minutes.  SO moist and tasty!Husband Approved!

8 oz. cream cheese, pint of cream and a scoop of powdered sugar. Beat until fluffy, makes a whipped creamy cheesecake dip.
Cream Cheese Whipped Cream dip from

crock pot chicken in 5 ingredients - chicken, rice, cream cheese, cream of chicken, and italian seasoningHusband Approved!
Crock Pot Italian Chicken from

These were all amazing!!! And easier than I thought to make. The cinnamon rolls took less than like 20 minutes!

I have even started to slow venture into some of the craft projects on Pinterest. Although, I did one for work so that got finished and the other is a work in progress because I underestimated how much materials I would need!

Have you been practicing what you pin?