Saturday, August 18, 2012

Trouble with a capital T

Yesterday I blogged about what A GOOD boy Blake was.  Well let me tell you Little Olivia is going to give us a run for our money!

This girl has attitude for DAYS.  She is something else.

She even looks like a mess...this is about 2 minutes after I got her hair looking just perfect.  This is just a glimpse of how crazy she is.  I mean, what is she doing that she can do THIS to her hair in minutes?!  Rolling around like a banshee.

This is most definitely a "not me mama" face.....

And I should have known something was up was too quite.  Cotton balls everywhere.  This is one of her favorite past times....empty EVERYTHING out of any given cabinet, drawer, cupboard, etc.

oy vey.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Mr. Animated

I caught Blake sitting on the table the other day....check out this face.  Do you think that he knew that he wasn't supposed to be up there?

How could I even be mad at him with a face like that though?!

Blake is not the kind of kid that you have to discipline.  He really WANTS to please you and do the right thing (at all times) I really only have to look at him and he straightens right out.

ahhhh....I just love him to pieces!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Outfit of the Day....

I have started to take a few pics of my outfits each morning.
Instagram is a new ADDICTION of these are fun for me to post.

Work, lunch meeting
Dress: Walmart (don't judge)
Shoes: Payless (again don't judge)

Work, day at the office
Shirt: Anne Taylor LOFT
Pants: Seven from TJMaxx
Shoes: Payless (sensing a trend?)

Work, casual Friday
Shirt:  Ann Taylor LOFT
Necklace: gift
Jeans: Silvers
Shoes: Payless

Work, meeting, looking conservative
Shirt: JC Penney
Necklace: Kohls
Pants: Express
Shoes: Payless

Monday, August 13, 2012

New House - Master and Foyer

I few more pics of the *new house for your viewing pleasure!

My mom and dad got be this new bed set for my birthday (which was on Friday).  Love it!!

Master bedroom....

I will take more pics soon...but you can get the idea for now.
Still have some work to do with decorating this room..but it's coming along :) a new rug, bench, BIG mirror.  Love how this is all coming together!!

I still have not painted a single wall....I am just not sure what colors to go with.  So for's a big blank canvas!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Luckiest girl ever!!

I am feeling like I should go to the casino...go buy a lotto ticket....anything.....because I just hit the JACKPOT!!  Yep, that's right....I won Neelys 2000 follower giveaway!!!
A Complete Waste of Makeup
And...Its my b-day present ever, right?!?!

What exactly did I win you ask?!
-One Pair of Classic TOMs your choice from Nordstrom
-My choice of either: Naked Palette or Naked 2 Palette from Urban Decay
-$20 to Starbucks to buy those yummy drinks we all love
-A Tervis Tumbler with my favorite sports team logo on it
-3 Months of a Medium Ad space on Neely's blog
-And a few little surprises thrown in for good measure from Neely herself :)

Seriously...I think that I am still in shock a little.
I am SOOO beyond excited to win this giveaway.  Neely is one of my all time favorite blog friends, and I have been following her for-ever.  We were just tweeting about how far we went back.  Seems like just yesterday that we became blog friends...but in actuality, I think that it was pre-Blake, pre-wedding, years and years ago actually.
ahhhhh, the memories :)
Anywho...go check Neely's blog out....shes the bomb.
Love ya girl!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Another {major} Pinterest Project....

I have this on my radar now...I need it!

Source: via Annie on Pinterest

We have a room in our "new" house that is nothing more than a mudd room.  It is just off the garage entrance...and since we moved in I have just been shutting the door and forgetting about it.  Well...I think its time to put the room to use.

Now I just need to see if this is something that my handy hubby can make.  I have dropped a few subtle hints.  OR, maybe they weren't so subtle.  I repeatedly e-mail him this picture.  Hopefully soon he gets the "hint"!!

See my last Pinterest Project come to life here....

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

What Im loving Wednesday

 I have not linked up with Jamie for a What I'm Loving Wednesday in ages...but here goes!!
I am loving that I get to see my sister again in exactly two weeks.  She will be flying home from Denver...and we will be headed to Kentucky!
To go on our girls houseboat trip!  Yay...18 of our closest girls cruising on this beast for 4 much fun!

I'm loving than in less the 2 months we well be headed back to celebrate my sister's and Shawn's wedding!!

Lovebirds when they were back in MI in July!

I am loving that my Blake is having such a seamless transition to preschool.  He is doing great and fitting right in with his new older friends in his new "big boy" classroom!

I am loving how much this little girl is asserting her independence.  18-24 months is an age when SO many changes take place...and she is growing right up on us!!

I am loving that there is a feeling if fall in the air.  This is the best time of year...

I am loving that by birthday is on Friday (well not really)....but whatev!!

What are you loving?!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A conversation with Blake on his 1st day of preschool

Of course I had to steal this idea from Pinterest...but what a great idea it is.  I plan on asking these same questions to Blake at the beginning of each new school year. 

These are his answers as he starts preschool:
My favorite food is:  Strawberries
My favorite sport to play is: Playdoughs

The best show on television is: Octonaughts

The coolest person on Earth is: ME!

The thing I do most awesomely is: Pick Strawberries
If I could go anywhere in the world I’d go:  to nana's

My favorite color is: red
Wen I grow up, I’m going to be a: a bear...and a pirate!

My current favorite song is: Old McDonald had a Farm
My favorite book is:  Toy Story book

Three words that best describe me:  surprised, Blake, Sanders
When I was little I used to: swing

My favorite season of the year is:  winter, because it snows!
The snack I like best is: crackers

One food that I really dislike is:  peaches

My best friend is:  mama
If I had one wish it would be: a cuddling machine...with cuddly toys inside like a store

My best memory is: seeing nana

I WISH that I could make these pics straight....but I cant...and I am beyond frustrated now....grrr...tilt your head and look at the cuteness on his 1st day of preschool!!

Notes from mama:
-He really doesn't like all!
-We have never been strawberry picking
-He actually does like peaches
-A cuddling machine?!  really?  no clue where that came from!!
-Blake loved answering these questions and didn't hesitate on any of them :)

Can't wait to hear what he has to say as a Kindergartner...well I can, b/c I don't want him to grow up...but you know what I mean :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Summer snacking....

Blake and his cousin Addyson enjoying a Popsicle on a hot summer day.  What a mess...but oh so good!
 Blake and Addyson are only 4 months apart, so have been at the same level their whole lives.  They even go to the same school (daycare).  Blake just moved up to the Preschool room and Addy stayed in the Tike room.  I think that they are having a little separation anxiety.  I figure it's good for them to have a little independence though....and Addy will be a preschooler soon enough!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Summertime hobby...


My girlfriends and I golf together about every other fun to get out there with just the girls.  We are not very serious about it...but we are getting better every time!
Every other Wednesday (or so) Ryan get the kids from "school" and they are on their own for the evening so I can have me "me" time :)

I used to be on a more formal league...but this is just laid back and totally "just for fun."
We typically play a scramble...or lose track of the score by the end!! haha

View from hole #1 last night.
It was a PERFECT evening for golf.
I LOVE this time of year.  It is still warm...but you can start to feel fall in the air.  The smell and sounds are different. 

And me  on the last hole of the evening.  This pic makes it look darker than it actually was.
There was a full moon rising and it was beautiful!!