Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas eve

I hope you all had a wonderful evening filled with family and yummy food...I know I did! Merry Christmas eve!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas vacation

Our vacation officially starts today. This morning we had a scarf exchange at work and I ended up with a really cute new scarf! I also braved the crowd at target, which actually wasn't so bad. Tomorrow will be filled with grocery shopping, baking, wrapping, and hopefully a new computer! Have a great weekend.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Zipped up

Today's post is a game of "I spy." Can you spy what's different about today's post? I will give you a couple of choices to help those that don't like to play games (you must be crazy because games are AWEsome!) Is it:

A) the over grown flowers in the background
B) my butt looks even bigger after the ridiculous amount of sweets I have been eating
C) there isn't a photo bomber by the name of Dexter
D) my unintentional ombré hair is gone!

If you guessed a) your wrong! Those overgrown flowers have made several appearances. If you guessed b) I hate you. If you guessed c) you must miss dexter. AND if you guessed D) you are a winner! It was long over due and I can't believe I waited so long to cut/color my hair. I always say I won't wait so long the next time, but I always let the hippy hair grow! Happy Thursday beauties!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas stripes

Today one of the classrooms I work in through me a mini-bridal shower during snack time. The kids sang "happy wedding to you" and we grubbed on red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, yum! I hope you're having a great week.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


I started packing last night . I turned on a little music, whipped out my packing list, and started rolling I mean literally rolling. I have found that if you roll your clothes you can fit a lot more in your bag. Just like almost every other woman I am an over packer. I just couldn't narrow down what I wanted to bring, so naturally I brought it all. I think I have three outfits for everyday: shorts, dinner dress, swimsuit and coverup. Maybe within the next couple of days I will try to weed some things out...okay probably not :-)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Count down...

I am officially on count down until the holiday break...okay so what if
I have been counting down since the start of the school year! This week is going to be a whirlwind of appointments as I try to beautify myself for the wedding. I am beyond excited and since my packing list is ready I can also officially begin packing.
Nicks company had a potluck breakfast this morning so we attempted to make apple cinnamon bread pudding in the crockpot. It didn't "look" good, but it sure tasted yummy. My look today didn't turn out quite how I had envisioned it...oh well.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

60s partay!

We attended a "Mad Men" party last night at Nick's cousin's house and had a nice time visiting with family. We tried our best with clothing and hair-dos reminiscent of the 60s. I attempted my first beehive and Nick rocked a slicked down side part :-) See if you can spot my photo bomber.

Friday, December 14, 2012

IIIIIIIt's Fffffrrrriiiidddaaayyyy

Two weeks from today I will be saying my "I dos" on the sandy beach!!! But until then, I have some birthday shopping and
Christmas wrapping to do. Maybe I will complete my gift chores while watching Ellen. I have been trying to win her 12 days of giveaways, but I am not very lucky when it comes to contests (and it's not for lack of effort). On another note, we are obsessed with breaking bad right now. The first couple of episodes weren't all that great, but it suddenly became fantastic! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Artsy craftsy

If you're like me, your fridge is covered with schedules, shopping lists, bowling magnets, high game bowling sheets....okay okay, so maybe yours doesn't look EXACTLY like mine. I am sure your fridge starts filling up with all of the Christmas cards though! Ours was a little bit over crowded (no it wouldn't have anything to do with the bowling paraphonilia), so I decided to try my hand at something crafty! -insert dramatic music here- Those who know me well know that arts and crafts isn't really my thang, but this is my attempt to showcase our Christmas cards without cluttering our fridge even more than it already is. Barnett family, I am still waiting for yours!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mixing prints (kind of)

Mixing prints seems to be a very tricky thing. Only people like Miranda Kerr can really pull it off (in my humble opinion of course). On another note, I love getting wedding gifts in the mail. It feels like Christmas everyday :-)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday appetizers

I think i must be getting older, because i am now being asked to bring food to holiday parties/festivities....not that I mind. I love to bake and cook and fully enjoy contributing, but this year seems to be packed with parties and that means lots of appetizers. I love trying new things, but it is a bit scary if you don't have time to test them out before hand. I have a couple of go-tos; however, I would love to branch out. Any good appetizer recipes that you would like to share? :-)

I cropped my face in this set of pictures because I looked VERY tired. I can't believe I showed up to work looking that rough!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Printed pants

Since I do have a bit of a bubble butt (you can see it making its way out in today's post), I try to b careful with printed pants. I don't want my lower half to look like an actual cheetah. These pants are pretty subtle, so hopefully you agree that they work. Happy Monday!

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Here is a quick peek at what I wore to my bridal shower today. Once it gets dark outside we don't have a great place to take pictures. Sorry about the lighting. I also interrupted my photographers game of black ops, but you couldn't tell from the beautiful photos ;-)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas spirit

Here it's hard to see all the detail in the dress but it is gorgeous.