Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dancing with the Stars...

We are big fans of DWTS.  Now, Jon might not admit that, but let me tell you, he reminds me that it's on!

I'm so excited for the finale tonight!  I'm rooting for Donny.  I really want him to win!  Let's just say Kelly is darling, but just not the best dancer, and Mya bugs the crap out of me.  Don't get me wrong, she is by far the best dancer in the competition, but she just seems so arrogant to me.  She tries to act humble, but it's obvious that it's just that, an act.  I would rather she just be excited.  Instead she gives these grand gestures, all hand on her heart and gaping mouth.  Seriously?  Donny just seems genuine to me, therefore my votes went to him.  {That's right, I actually voted last night, as did Jon.  We filled out the form online.  You know, the free votes.  Like we'd pay to vote!}

Do any of you watch DWTS?  Boy, I hope so, or this was a pretty boring post for you!  ha ha!
Who are you rooting for?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009


In many ways I cannot believe it is already Friday, and in many other ways I cannot believe how long this week has been!  I am soooooo ready for Thanksgiving weekend.  Four days off.  Good food and family.  Christmas decorations!  Can't wait!  However, I'll take a regular weekend to get ready.  TGIF!

This weeks to-do's include:
1. Baking sugar cookies for a care package.
2. Shipping said care package.
3. Wrangling all three cats to the vet to get their shots.  (Eek!  wish me luck!)
4. Make sure house is super clean so that Christmas decorating can begin on Friday!
5. Work on shop .
6. Make sure I have all ingredients for my pumpkin cakes!  I'll do a post on these this week...mmmmmm.
7. Make Christmas gift list. (for others)

I think I'll stop at that.  I've been feeling a tad overwhelmed lately, so I think I'll keep this weekend simple.

Happy Friday my loves!  Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 16, 2009

photo booth love...

On Saturday we went to the wedding of one of Jon's high school friends.  It was a great night of friends, food and wine.  Delightful. 

The best part was that they had a photo booth!  I'm sure you've all seen this all around the blogosphere, but it was the first event I've attended that had one.  It was absolutely so fun!  The booth printed two sets of pictures.  One went in the couple's guest book where you could write a message to them next to your picture, and the other copy you got to keep as a favor!  Isn't that the best thing ever!?  I would highly recommend it for any party...very fun for everyone!  It made me wish I had a photobooth in my living room.  Really. 

That got me wondering...If Jon and I wanted to take more photo booth shots where-oh-where could we go?  You can find photo booths near you here.  Apparently the only one in KC is in an alley next to a lingerie store downtown.  Sounds a little sketch, but I might just demand we make a special trip sometime! 

Friday, November 13, 2009

What a week & friday to-do...

image from here .  get your own print in any color you could want here .

This week has been absolutely insane.  Car troubles with two of our cars, church meeting drama, and yesterday I found out that my insurance at work is changing and that starting in January, I won't be able to visit any of my current doctors!  Eek!  Needless to say, this week has been stress city.  I haven't worked out once and haven't been the best wife I can be either.  I'm hoping to renew my spirit this weekend.

My to-do's:
1. Help fix the cars any way I can...
2. Clean the rest of the house that didn't get cleaned last week, and straighten the clean part.
3. Finalize our Christmas cards.
4. Get recommendations for new doctors.
5. Fix my dang internet connection on my computer!
6. List some items in the shop.
7. Love my husband and make him feel as special as he is.
8. Get in one workout.
9. Pre-make a meal for next week {this worked out splendidly this week!}
10. Figure out what we're doing for Thanksgiving.
11. Relax.  Take a deep breath.

I hope you all have a great Friday, and a lovely weekend!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

flip & tumble...

I am loving this line by flip & tumble.  These bags make saying goodbye to plastic so much easier! 

I have something similar, and I cannot tell you how handy they are on those spontaneous shopping trips, or when you just run in for a couple of things and don't have all your grocery bags with you.

And, I love how they roll up into these brightly colored balls! 

Can you say stocking stuffer!? 

I would also love to get my hands on some of these produce bags.  I've mastered the re-usable grocery bags, but have yet to take my own produce bags.  These could change that!

Do you all use re-usable bags when you shop?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas Registry!? Don't mind if I do!

I've always said that people need registries for more than just weddings and babies.  Finally, there's a place that welcomes registries of all kinds!  You can create a registry that is all ecompassing, any store on line or on the street!  Check it out!  I think "start christmas registry" will be the first item on my friday to-do this week!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

girls night!

Friday we had my little sisters over for a girl's night.  {well, a girl's night + Jon}  We made individual pizzas and watched a movie...or started to watch one.  About an hour into it I looked over and this is what I saw.

They were both passed out!
{I can't really say anything, as I can count the movies I've made it through in one sitting over the last 10 years on one hand!  Ha!}

Luckily, Vader had come over too!  Vader is one of my mom's dogs.  He's pretty much the coolest dog ever.  {remember, this is coming from a cat lady!} I actually don't even believe he's a dog.  I think he's some kind of monkey.  Those eyes!  I mean, the way he looks at you just melts your heart!  And, he has a condition where the hair on his body doesn't grow.  {actually it's gotten a whole lot better since they adopted him.  He actually has some hair now!} So he wears jackets.  {He gets embarrassed if he's naked.}  He does have thick black hair on his head though, hence the name Vader...as in Darth...hilarious! 
Anyway, since the girls were asleep, Vader and I had some bonding time.  Isn't he darling!? 

Girls night was fun!  We'll have to do it again. 
{Maybe earlier in the evening so we can all be consious!}

Monday, November 9, 2009

lookie what was in my mailbox!

Remember that givaway I told you about here?  Well, it was waiting for me when I got home from work today!  It's always so fun to get a package in the mail, but especially awesome when it's so pretty!  

I won these totally awesome Pumpkin Spice Hand Warmers by JayKayKnits on Bright Bold and Beautiful last week.  Aren't they fabulous!?  Perfect for fall.
Thanks Jennifer and Laura!

Did everyone have a good weekend?

Mine consisted of a girls night on Friday with the little sisters, cleaning on saturday, and the most productive Sunday I've had in quite some time!  I got all but two of the things from my list done!  Huzzah!
{I have lots of cool stuff to share with you...coming soon, I promise!}

Happy Monday!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

weekend to-do's:

This week has been crazy!  Work is out of control busy, and with the time change, I've been finding it difficult to accomplish much of anything.  I've been trying to catch up on my favorite blogs, but am still running about 3 days behind.  I hate it when I'm behind, cause I feel like I'm commenting on things so late and I've missed entering so many great givaways!  {Although, I did win something fabulous this week--more on that later!} 

My darling husband is off playing golf this morning, and I'd love to accomplish some things while he's out so that I can justify relaxing with him later. 

This weekend I'd like to {in no particular order}:

1. clean the house {I know, this is always on the list, but I'd really like to get the house in tip-top shape so we can just maintain through the holidays}
2. design christmas cards.  {I haven't sent out cards for a few years, but realized I never did moving cards, so I'm thinking I could do some sort of combo!}
3. pre-make at least one meal for during the week.  {got the idea from this lovely lady.}
4. order this book for a friend battling cancer.
5. look into fixing my ethernet connection on my mac.  {I've been using my dad's laptop for way to long.  He'd probably like it back!  Sorry Dad!}
6. respond to some emails.
7. brush the cats.  {if you have pets, you need this}
8. run.
9. list some items in the shop.
10.  order supplies for a new adventure.
11.  make a wedding gift.  {or write a check!}

I'm sure I won't get everything done, but you gotta have goals, right!?

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Roller Girl!

Hope you all had a spooktacular Halloween!  I know it was days ago, but I have been absolutely swamped at work, and have got a little behind with blogging!  I may be a little scarce around here for a while, but I'll do my best to keep you in the loop. 
Before it is totally old news, I wanted to share my costume.  I'm so lucky to work in an art studio where dressing up is not only allowed, it's encouraged!  This year I couldn't resist the temptation to roller skate around the office, so I was an 80's roller girl.  It was so fun!  {and it gave me an excuse to buy some leg warmers!}  I didn't even fall once!  {don't get me wrong, I came dangerously close to falling many, many times, but I kept it together!}

On Saturday, we stayed in and passed out candy to trick-or-treaters.  It was insane!  Being our first Halloween in the new house, we expected alot of trick-or-treaters, but oh my gosh there were a lot of trick-or-treaters!!!  Our neighbor across the street counted 143!  Isn't that crazy!?
It was such a lovely night out, so we sat on the porch for a while.  Our neighbor from down the street was driving around on his harley with a skeleton mask on...hilarious!  Jon literally jumped up and down and clapped his hands when he saw it.  Priceless!
We had to ration the candy at one per customer, because I could tell early on that I hadn't bought enough.  Next year we'll know!  All the cute little kids in costume made us excited to be parents someday.  We're so glad to live in a neighborhood like this.  We are so blessed.
Hope you're all having a fabulous week!