Sunday, December 16, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

~The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year~

This week I finally got into the holiday spirit. We put our tree up, I wrapped a few gifts, we got some packages under our tree and about every day we get a new Christmas card in the mail. We even went downtown and checked out the pretty lights and walked around. 

The most wonderful thing that happened this week was being able to see our little daughter. I had my 2nd trimester ultrasound and they say everything is healthy and looks good. I can not wait to meet the little cookie!

Friday, November 16, 2012

What I Love...

This week has been busy, fast and I'm so thankful it's almost over! Don't you love it when weeks go by fast, I know I do.
I'm also thankful for:
.being able to spend my life with someone who knows my likes, what pisses me off, deals with my insanity and doesn't let me yell at him for no one deserves that.
.our silly stinky chubby dogs. No matter how pissed I get at them, I can't stand how much I love them both and will never get rid of them, no matter how many times I threaten it.
.a crazy goofy family that is so weird they make me seem like the normal one;) (that's a total lie, mostly likely opposite)
.amazing friends. Nothing can beat a good convo with a great friend.
.my two nephews. They make me laugh and are so cute. They've also taught me to be patient. Not that I am with them (cause they aren't my kids of course) but that I need to 'learn' to be more patient.

.I'm extremly thankful, excited, nervous for the baby we're expecting. Even more so now that I am in the second trimester, feeling better, new loose pants and leggings that stretch for this growing belly. I can not wait to meet this child and want nothing more than a healthy happy baby.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Two In a Row

Posting two days in a row...what can I say I'm maybe back at it? I feel like I've been down this road before though so I know I'm not keeping my hopes up. 
But the only reason I wanted to do this quick little tidbit is because I didn't want to miss out on Everybody, Everywear. It's been months and I had to get in this one with it being boots and all. Seriously It is boots weather!

Layer it up is all I'm thinking in the mornings when I'm getting ready and with the snow still melting away and a little bit of ice covering out steps and parking lot I have to say these are my go to boots. Not only are they so comfortable, I love the color and the buckles on the side. Also I'm loving my new denim jean jacket. I found this perfect fitting Guess one at Ross this weekend for a steal! It's going to come in handy this winter as a removable layer during the day. 

Leopard, plaid, grey, brown...yeah that's how I roll, sometimes it looks like I dress in the dark!

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Hello are you still there?

So I know I've been basically not even a blogger lately. I feel like I have nothing to talk about but so much at the same time. So right now I'm just trying to keep my two readers happy.  I thought I'd Make this "come back" post a quick easy little recipe you can try at home. (Also because Blogger is acting up quite a bit, I don't know if it is because of Blogger or just my computer since I haven't written a post on here in a while!)

Anyways, I found an amazing new blog thanks to a friend I met through work this summer. It is called Iowa Girl Eats.  She has amazing food recipes, I find myself pinning most of her recipes whenever she posts. I actually took a break from being a lazy wife and cook and made a new recipe that she had the other day. (Patting myself on the back right now)

Her recipe of course is a little more fancy than what I actually did, but her recipe is easy as pie so I'll attach the link here and you can check out her amazing blog as well.

If you know me at all you know I was sold with the Mac & Cheese part.
You'll want to link over to her post directly for the full recipe, it looks amazing. I cut a few corners.

What I did:
1 lb Turkey meat
1 can Diced Fire Roasted Tomatoes
1 can Tomatoe Paste
1 box Mac & Cheese
1 can Black Beans

The only reason I changed it up a bit is because I don't like onions, I had a carton of beef broth but since I had it for about two years and never used it and was no longer good. Not only that but I didn't want to go to the grocery store to pick up like two items. (I'm lazy)

1. Brown meat, mix in can of diced tomatoes and the tomatoe paste and beans (you can use any beans you want) do not drain the cans.
2. Start your Mac and Cheese box. Make completely, inc the cheese.
3. Mix together and tadaa. You have your self a Midwestern hotdish!

It was so good, and I think it was so full of taste because of the fire roasted diced tomatoes I had. Try this out for a quick easy tasty dinner.

p.s. Just to explain that it actually is good, B actually ate the leftovers, on his own, making that decision by himself. . This coming from a guy who never eats leftovers, unless 1) I make him 2) he's wasting away.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This Weekend...

I Can't Hardly Wait to see these beautiful faces again! 

This awesome guy's getting married!

and this may  will happen

Friday, September 14, 2012

High Five Friday

So it's Friday again. I don't know about you but I'm hoping for an easy day. It's just been one of those weeks. Here's what helped me get through the week.

1. Fun movie night

2. How cute are my nephews

3. Busting out my booties, seasons changing

4. Yummy pinterest treats

5. Dark nails are back

And don't forget to
let us know your weekly favs and link up with Lauren at From My Grey Desk


Monday, September 10, 2012

Update From A Mad Runner

So I know it's been a while when my avid reader (yes you Heather) texts me about me missing a post. Thanks for keeping me up to date. I've been wanting and planning on writing a new post for a while now, but with my comfortable couch and movies B and I usually end up watching TV together after our workouts. Yeah, actually that's the reason I haven't written a post in a while, I'm too tired AFTER my workouts to do it.

Well, I actually re-joined the gym. Yep I did it. Finally. I have been putting it off for a while now, but what I kept realizing is that I love doing yoga and if that's all I use my $40/month for it's still way cheaper than a yoga studio. Plus I do other classes as well so it's even better. Also B and I can go to the gym together like we did before. I kick his ass in HORSE the other day too, that's always fun.

I haven't been doing much cardio lately as I have this stupid head cold that I can't get rid of. I am hoping if I don't do too much strenuous work it'll help make it go away, but I was walking on the treadmill last night and ran a mile and I felt OK, so maybe that is not the right policy. So maybe I'll do more cardio starting this week.

My one fan also reminded me that I haven't written a Friday post for a while. Yeah I know, I guess it's cause I've noticed I don't have many new pics on my phone and I like to write it when something happens during the week and I have a picture to go with it. I mean who likes to read a blog post with out any pics? This girl doesn't. Anyways, to my reader who will still read this full post even with out any pictures, thanks for the motivation to get this done. And I'm excited to see you next week!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

So mature

Scrolling through my phone pictures I can see why I still feel like I'm 20.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

9 years....

This was nine years ago last week. Nine years ago I moved out of my comfort zone of my small hometown and into the "big city" for my first year of college. Little did I know I would not move back to my small hometown. College was the best experience of my life. I met some of my best friends nine years ago at school. We've been through so much in the past nine years together and grown so much on our own personally and in our careers. We do what we can to keep in touch, be there for each other and support in all of our life changes.  I am so thankful for my friends and we'll always have our memories of all the fun and crazy times we've had and continue to have.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


How cute is this picture of my nephews. Cameron loves baby Rhys!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Three Years and Counting...

Three years...more like eleven. Is that a bad thing? 
B and I celebrated our anniversary this past week and this weekend. Our anniversary was on Wednesday, where we went out for sushi at a place I haven't been to before and then home to hit the hay! We had plans to hit up the town but after my stomach was stuffed with great food I barely made it home before my peepers were closed tight. 

Friday we did something new and went up to Snowbird and watch their Family Flick "Gremlins". I don't think I've ever seen the entire movie..just bits and pieces and Loved to see all the people enjoying the classic movie. 
Since we're not much for parting anymore we headed up to Park City this weekend to have a night away from our crazy dogs and just Salt Lake in general. We spent the afternoon walking around and then decided to check in and relax. We had a great time away, and the party animals we are we spent the entire night in our room! The only time we left was to get a movie from red box. We even ate in our room! It was so much fun. 

crisp pear martini

three years

fun decor

bday present...what else would i expect


saturday morning yoga

our fancy anniversary classy


enjoying my coffee at pcmr in my sweater snuggie..hehe