Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Thought I would share some gifts I've made recently.
Below are silverware holders - I got the idea somewhere on the Internet -- I can't find where I originally saw it right now or I would link to it. Basically you can use these if you carry your lunch to work to put your silverware and napkin in. Very GREEN - which for those of you who know me know that I like to do my part to help! All tied up
the outside
the inside - place for your spoon, fork, knife and napkin
close up

A travel mug
Skirt apron
regular apron
These were all super easy projects...If I can make them then anyone can! They were birthday presents for different people and I hope they all are enjoyed!

Monday, March 30, 2009

birthday pictures and weekend recap

Here are some pictures from Keith's birthday. Started with the traditional breakfast in bed, although this year he got pigs in a blanket instead of the usual eggs, bacon, toast, etc. - his request. Also, I got to use our "you are special today" red plate. You can read all about it here.

cookie cake birthday cake
We headed to Birmingham Friday after work. We went to my Mom's and cooked out with the family. Here is a pic of Prec and Uncle Keith!
Me and the birthday boy!
Harper and GG!
Harpy sporting one of the shirts I made her for her birthday!
Cooper on Sunday -- I think he was ready to head home!
Also, wanted to mention that I got to see my very sweet friend Whitney Saturday. We met her and Beau for lunch and then got to see their adorable house before they sell it. I don't get to see them nearly enough but we make up for it in phone calls! By the way Whit is 5 months pregnant and couldn't be more adorable!
We also went to a wedding Saturday but unfortunately I didn't have my camera to get any pictures. We got to see lots of friends and had a great time!
Congratulations Shane and Andrea!
We also had a great brunch with Keith's parents and family on Sunday morning! So yummy! Then we headed by the Polo outlet before coming home...birthday boy had some $ to spend! It was a great weekend!

Friday, March 27, 2009


Happy Birthday to the person I love the most. He is caring and supportive. He is creative and patient. He is smart and funny. He is strong and reliable. He is thoughtful and fun.
And he is my husband!
Happy Birthday buddy! I love you! Happy weekend!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Birthdays and Beauty Supplies

Happy Birthday Candy!
Candy is my awesome sister in law that I don't get to see nearly enough! She is so much fun to be around and always keeps me laughing! I hope you have a great birthday and can't wait to see you Sunday! Love you!
Told you there were lots of good birthdays in the spring - {already mentioned 3 on the blog and there is a VERY special one tomorrow too}
This picture is from last year at DEGA [reason why we are wearing ear plugs]...not too much longer until this year and I can't wait!
I also wanted to post a picture of our sweet, adorable nephew, Colton. He is the product of Candy and Brian (Keith's brother). He is truly a miracle child and has grown into a super cute, super active toddler. I just wish we got to see him more too! This picture is from last Christmas.
On to the beauty supplies--I recently bought some new shampoo, mascara, and nail polish from here and they were all recommendations from Glamour magazine.

24 hour volume TRESemme shampoo -- So far I like it, I can't tell a huge difference but for me anything is great because let's be honest my hair is about as straight as you can get! But it was pretty cheap for a big bottle and it smells really good!

Next up, some pretty nail polish. I love this color and I personally think that pale pink nails are timeless and really classic!

Finally, some new mascara. I struggle with new mascaras - I have some favs but always try to venture out. I mostly just use the Lancome samples which I love but I ran out and I'm trying to be a reccesionista so I opted for something less expensive. Below is what I selected and I would say I like but not sure I love it.

What about you guys? Have any favorite beauty supplies?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Precious - say it three times fast.

This is just for Prec who lately has been loving some Cooper. For those of you who don't know I call Harper Prec pronounced [presh]. Actually a lot of us call her that because she is so darn precious! So a precious picture of a precious puppy for one precious little girl!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


This is really funny...but also a little sad!

Sarah - Just for you!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 23, 2009

weekend. recap.

Here are some pics from this past weekend. We had a great time with Jon and Sarah! We played golf Friday afternoon. The weather was great and we all played pretty good.
Sarah was the official score keeper and cart driver!
Team La-ha!
Team Shadoobie!
Friday night we headed down to Beale St. and went to Silky O'Sullivans. It's an awesome piano bar and we had fun thinking of songs to request -- we got them to play Jesse's girl and some Elton John (the queen of pop himself)!

Then after Beale we headed down to Dyer's. Check it out - it has been featured on the Food Network because they fry their burgers and have been using the same grease for 90 years. I know it sounds disgusting but trust me it's actually delicious!

Sarah even took a picture of the grease...Their motto is"Have you had your vitamin G today?"

We didn't really take anymore pictures but the rest of the weekend was just as fun. We played cards, ate lots, shot pool, watched entirely too many youtube videos and just had a great time! Cooper was also glad to see his buddy Hobbie!

Jon & Sarah - we hope you'll come back soon! love you guys!

Friday, March 20, 2009

new season

Today is the first day of Spring. It is officially here and let me be the first to say welcome! This is a fun time of year: good weather, good birthdays/holidays, and just a fresh start!
When I got home yesterday below is what I found on one of our new trees in our backyard --
the first blooms. This is a white flowering crabapple tree that Eddie planted and I'm sure glad he did. It's pretty!

Throwing the tennis ball with Cooper.

Bringing it back to me...

Hope you all get some spring time weather to enjoy this weekend!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Spring! Break!

Okay, I don't get a spring break anymore but two of my favorite people still do and guess where they are heading? That's right...to visit me! I'm so excited...they are arriving this afternoon. We are going to have a blast! We have plans to play some golf, cook out, watch bball (of course), visit Beale St, and laugh lots! With this foursome you never know what will happen! I can't wait!
The countdown is on: 2 hours and 25 minutes until the first game tips off. I'm in 2 pools so wish me luck because there is money to be won!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

pretty as a picture

Below is a little craft project that was Cottontail Village inspired. I got all the supplies at JoAnne's (love this place) and the grand total was around $5.
Frame - $1.49
Paint - 1.29
Brush - .39
Ribbon (3 pack) - $2.00
I already had the paint pen.

(obviously I changed up the ribbon - the one below matched better once it was painted)

My sweet lil coop!
I thought it turned out pretty good --
Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hope you're wearing green.

First things first, I want to wish my very sweet Popo a very happy birthday!
I love you very much and hope you enjoy YOUR special day!
Another reason why today is special...especially if you are Irish - St. Patrick's Day!
I'm wearing my green!

don't really because I'm not Irish but you can buy me a green beer!
Also, here is the recipe to the chicken and broccoli casserole that I made the other night (click to enlarge). seen here.
It was delicious and I'm going to go out on a limb and say it was even better the next day! (thanks to the hubs for scanning in this recipe.)

Hope all you shamrocks have a happy day!

Monday, March 16, 2009

March Madness.

It's here and it is making me one happy girl today! I LOVE March Madness...I hardly watch basketball all year but once this tournament rolls around I am like an addict. I confess that I have it up on my computer all day Thursday and Friday and that will be the only thing on our TV for the next several weeks. Now, I gotta start my research and fill out my bracket! You can get your bracket here or here!

Another reason why I'm loving this Monday. Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill are back on tonight. You've been gone too long and I have missed you!

If you don't watch these shows then you are seriously missing out! They rock!