Monday, October 31, 2011

Rambles from me..

I'm so excited about having new followers! Hi Guys!
Sorry but this post might be totally a rambler..

I was going to make chicken and dumplings for dinner because I saw a super easy recipe on someones blog about how they made it in college but I can't remember which blog it was! So if you're reading this and that was you leave me a comment puh-lease!!

Do any of you have any good tips on how to clean your waffle iron? Mine really needs a good deep cleaning!

Oh and I'm getting bored with the Adele station on Pandora. So, if you have any good suggestions for other stations please comment!

Does anyone know how to shrink the box for my button?

Okay, I better go start dinner so we can go trick or treat when the husband gets home!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloweeny stuff.

So my father in law called yesterday saying my husband's sister and her family were going over there to carve some pumpkins and asked if we wanted to join in. We said yes, plus the hubby wanted to work on the motor for the race car (fingers crossed that it'll be done in time for racing next season). So we loaded up our pumpkins, except the 2 little ones that Lyla dropped like a frajillion times! I was going to just use those as decoration. Here are some pics from the day..

 Lyla with her pumpkin

 My niece Chloe
 Parker, my nephew.
 Lyla scooping out "pieces of gold"! That's what she called the seeds.
 My niece Carissa
 My husband Adam.. I get a lot of pics with that look.
 My pumpkin
 Adam's pumpkin
 Carissa, still doing the outlining. (we're the only 2 that used a template)
 Lyla enjoying her Halloween cupcake from Grandma and Grandpa.
 Carissa arguing with Uncle Adam. She's 14, it's what she does best.
Lyla's pumpkin.. I gave it lashes and devil horns.

I also got the idea from my mother in law, who is pretty crafty also, to paint the little pumpkins! So I painted spiderwebs and spiders on them!

I thought they turned out pretty cute. And of course I had to roast pumpkin seeds! Can you believe Adam has never had roasted pumpkin seeds before?!

(Sorry for the picture overload)

Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween tomorrow!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hair tutorial: Two buns up..

I did this tutorial to my hair today and thought it was pretty cute. Since I couldn't see my hair I had the hubby take a pic of it for me.. He told me it was cute, that it looked like a biscuit and a cinnamon roll.. I'll take that as a compliment coming from him!

Friday, October 28, 2011

A little about me..

I got married last month to a pretty amazing guy, Adam.

 I have an almost 3yr old daughter named Lyla. She's a pretty funny kid. And pretty smart.

I have a 100+lb bulldog named Dozer.

I'm a SAHM and I love it. 

My husband drag races. I'm learning the ins and outs of very high powered motor.

My favorite colors are pink and gray, especially together.

I love to do crafts.. I paint a little, sew a little, glue this, glue that..

Another passion of mine is photography and I'm starting to learn more and more about my camera and editing.

I love the outdoors.

I love fall. Caramel Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Pumpkin Pie. Gingerbread Cookies.

I love Adele, Sara Bareilles, Norah Jones, Ingrid Michaelson..

I love watching the shows Parenthood, Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, Whitney. And who could forget Ni Hao Kai Lan and Team Umi Zoomi?

I recently had a miscarriage but we're on the path to trying for another baby. I'd like to have 2 more.

I love to read and cook!

Well that's all I can think of right now.. Any questions feel free to ask!

Friday Five

This Friday will be things I'm excited about!

1. Hubby coming home last night!

2. Carving pumpkins tonight.

3. Going to the Halloween Fantasy Trail.

4. Making a chicken pot pie for dinner for the first time.

5. Making a journal like this for my nieces.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


If you want to gain followers do this!! I follow the wonderful, awesome Casey and her and 3 other bloggers who I'm now following are all sponsoring this..


Embrace the Camera

I hope this works!! It's my first time trying to "link up". I took these with the webcam on my laptop because it's the best way to get Lyla to pay attention for pics lately!

Totally cheesy!

Yes, I know..

I've really been thinking about this.. I want to start blogging more.. I want it to be more than just pictures of my little big girl.. I want people to really enjoy reading my blog. I want more followers. I want my followers to say to their friends hey did you read this on this blog? But where do I start? Any ideas?!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

I know, I know.. These are "words" but I just have to add that I can not wait to tote a baby around again someday! I was a little jealous. :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween 1988-89(?)

I usually just blog about the day to day stuff or post my pictures but today I'm going to blog about the past!!
So, in either 1988 or 89 (not positive which one) my little sister was in Kindergarten and I was in 2nd grade. Well she got reallllly sick. Like a sick that in the old days was fatal.. She had pneumonia and scarlet fever both at the same time. She had such a high fever that the skin from her hands and feet were peeling.. Not good! She ended up having to be in the hospital for awhile and was going to miss Halloween and trick or treating. My grandma had a great idea (she really had LOTS of great ideas in her life). We would get a brown bag and paint a cross (like the red cross symbol) and trick or treat for her! So we got all dressed up in our costumes, got our bags ready and got the extra bag for my sister and set out to go get our loot! But what we didn't think about were the rude people who didn't believe us! They thought that we were just out to get more candy! Really people?! Like at 7-8 I could come up with an idea like that! And that my grandma would go along with it! So if you're reading this and you ever come across a situation like that just give them the candy!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Day 19

Something Orange.. which is a perfect (easy) thing to do in October.

P.S. Lyla (I) made those pumpkin paper plate windsocks!

Friday Phone Dump

I used to take lots more pictures but then I got my really nice camera so I don't like my phone pics as much, but I don't always carry my camera so I think this will be a good way to take more pics.

We went shoe shopping on Sunday.. Adam wanted Lyla to get these boots and put them on her in probably the hardest way possible!

Shoe shopping was exhausting her..

She very obviously loves her new boots. She thought the boots, underwear, a tshirt and headband were the perfect outfit!

At Safeway/Starbucks while waiting for our coffee Lyla pointed to the sign and said "That means coffee mommy!" She also thinks every time we go to Safeway she needs "coffee" (hot chocolate/chocolate milk).

Having our own homemade "coffee" in special tea cups. Gotta use the special stuff sometimes.

Wednesday we went shopping. Lyla got these adorable sweater dresses and some other cute stuff!

Yeah, she's pretty cool.

While cleaning out my grandma's old sewing table I found these. She used to sew them into things. Made me miss her very much! R.I.P Grandma! We love you!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Day 18!!!

Your shoes! I decided to take a pic of my new boots and then a pic of my favorites shoes!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Day 17

Technology.. I use my phone for pretty much everything. So I think it's safe to say that this is a pretty important piece of technology.

And once again it's not posting in the right direction.