Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursday's Thoughts

I was blog surfing the other day and came across a random blog.
For her profile she said the reason she does the blog is because she has a horrible memory and she would like to be able to remember the little things and have stories for her kids and grandkids.
I just loved that!
So I thought...
Once a week (at least) I'll have a day where I just ramble.
This is the tester to see how I like it.
But I will just ramble about everything that's on my mind.
Maybe this will help not feel so bottled in all the time. goes the very first edition of "THURSDAY'S THOUGHTS"

You know the saying, "We don't want you to take it personally."?
Well, I took it personally.

We are getting our carpet cleaned on Saturday @ 4:00 FOR FREE!

I'm so excited to have Michael's nephew over this weekend. I am crossing my fingers for good weather so we can take the puppies for a walk.

My grandma bought my dress fabric! I'm going to her house tomorrow to pick it up! And on the way home I am stopping at my cousins for a Pampered Chef party I'm pretty excited!

I'm SOOOOOO bummed I'm not going to Reba and George on Saturday! :(

Who else is obsessed with American Idol?! Is the talent this year crazy or what?!
My favorites: Lauren Alaina, Scotty, Paul, Casey, Hailey, James, Pia, and Stefano. Oh wait, that's everyone!
Except for Jacob. I like him but he's not a fave. Sorry Jacob!

Ok so the weather today was AMAZING! First Spring day of the year it seemed like! And it's about time! I so can't wait for swim suits, shorts, flip flops, sunglass, windows rolled down and walks with the pups!

If I held a coupon class, who would come?!

So there are some of my rants now here is my story for today.
We have this little room right off our kitchen that holds the fridge and microwave and the puppies stay in there. We used to have a door leaning on there so they wouldn't jump the gate but they got to the point where they wouldn't cross that line unless they were on a leash to be walked. So all we had was an old wooden gate that is falling apart! Here is exhibit A:

Well, one morning at approximately 2:15 am, I get woken up to the sound of the gate falling down and the puppies running through the kitchen. Angrily, I wake up and after MUCH effort, get them back in "their room." This is after I notice they ate the remainding Double Stuffed E.L Fudge Cookies I had! Right as I am about to fall asleep, around 3:00 am, I hear whining. Loud. Annoying. Constant. Whining. I think if I ignore it, they'll get over whatever is making them whine. But finally, Michael gets up to check things out. A few minutes later I hear the back door open and Michael hasn't come back to bed. So, I get up to see what is keeping him. Oakland is nowhere to be found. I'm freaking out because Oakland recently lost his tag in the yard and we haven't made him a new one yet. What if he got out of the yard and is wandering the neighborhood at 3 am with no tag? If someone finds him, he'll be put in the pound. Great. So we start to panic. We don't see any signs of him getting out of the yard. He's nowhere in the house. But wait. I see muddy little pawprints going down the stairs. Ah-ha! Oakland got gutsy and jumped the gate! He ran downstairs exploring and found Christmas candy! I don't think he ate any, just rumaged through it. So now I give you, Exhibit B:

We set up a folding table and pushed their food tote up against it so they couldn't move it or it wouldn't tip. What am I going to do with these cute dogs?!
And with the word CUTE I give you Exhibit C:

Raider is the one Smiling hehe.

Now I have one more thought to add for this week.
Look what I added to my hair!

For more info on these hair extensions check out Josie's facebook HERE!

So, what did you all think of my very first THURSDAY'S THOUGHTS?
Should I do it again?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011









Yeah, people tend to have some fun with my name.



There are a few others that I won't picture.
There's some people and the friendships I had with them that I miss.

Monday, March 28, 2011


I am in need of some votes!

I will be using these picture frames as my "guest book" at my wedding:

I have 4 of them and I need to choose pictures to put in them.
Here are some of my favorites!

 Ok so here's my thing:
I am nervous about putting colored photos in them because I worry about them matching my home decor when I hang them so maybe black and white is the best way to go?
I have a lot others I like but I didn't add because of the colors so any advice would be helpful.
Also, I would like 2 verticle and 2 horizontal.
Would it be lame to add pics of us with our pups? Too much?
See what I mean when I say I need help?!
Please vote for 2-4 pics using the numbers I put as their caption.
Also, PLEASE add any advice you have on choosing photos with color because I may add more pictures if you all think color is ok.
Thanks for your help!


Some of my favorites include...

or the Chinese place in the Mall food court
Olive Garden
especially the chicken alfredo
Wendy's new fries are my new favorite thing I'm HUNGRY!!


This one couldn't be easier...


JUNE 11, 2011


There's a lot of things I hope to someday have in our home.

Big porch and balcony
THIS darling hanging porch swing
A great big closet with lots of organization
A clawfoot tub

A big bakyard so we can play with our kids!
And one of the things I want MOST in a home...

Of course the home I have now is better than I could have imagined for our first home. I can't wait to make improvements and start a family in this home. These are things that would just be an added bonus!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


This has made me realize that not a lot has changed since this time last year.
Here is what has changed...
I went from being an Optician at ShopKo Eyecare Center to being a CERTIFIED optician. I took an expensive test and passed and got a fancy certificate.

My living room has changed quite a bit.
It went from...

Physically I don't think I've changed like at all...
This is New Year's Eve
I look the exact same!
I did however, discover the magic of a spray tan.
I just love this picture so I had to throw it in.
And the biggest/bestest change of all...
Michael FINALLY put a ring on it!
Other than that not a lot has changed.
I STILL have the same living situation...
That's one thing I hope will change by this time next year! 


I have quite a few!

-paint my kitchen

The walls are currently brown and cupboard fronts are turquoise. Cute but not my color scheme. I want to paint the walls gray and the fronts red.

-Plant grass!
Oh how I hate have a dirt front/back yard!
-All in all just keep it tidy at all times.

-I don't necessarily want to lose weight just tone. Especially my arms.
Since going to the gym more and zumba more I have already noticed improvements.
-Run more. It is a good way to let my mind wander and release some of my stress. Same with just going to the gym to get out of the house.
-Walk my pups more. The exercise is good for all 3 of us.

-Decide what I want to do about my job. Stay? Quit and try to find something FULL TIME? Ask for hours in main store so I can stay?
-Care LESS what people think. I'm pretty sure I'll have this goal the rest of my life. I care WAY too much. Especially with wedding stuff I'm paranoid people are going to think my wedding is cheap looking or trashy looking. Bah!

-Obviously get things done in time and have it be the wedding of my dreams.
-Get my cake figured out.
-I know what I am doing for refreshments just need to get it ordered and such.
-Buy bridesmaids gifts.
-Print off a butt-load of pictures.
-I need tablecloths.
-Get the tables and chairs from my aunt's house but honestly that can wait till right before the wedding.
-My sister is making centerpieces.
-Ask a family member to video the wedding.
-Make a wedding playlist to have playing during the reception.
-Obviously order and send out invites.
-I honestly think I have everything figured out.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thins I Do NOT Leave The House Without!

My phone. DUH.
My Purse. DUH.
My purse includes essentials such as...
-lip gloss/chapstick

I'm fairly blind!
My Riiiiing!
My zune is ALMOST always with me.

There are other obvious ones such as...