Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sorry I've been MIA

I have neglected this blog and I miss it. I'm sorry my friends for not keeping up with it. I know I'm a new blogger and I shouldn't of let it slide.  I have a goal to keep up more and hopefully have new and fun stuff to blog about. 

School is starting up here soon, 2 weeks....EEEKKK Not. Ready. At. All. and that means I go back to work too, yay paycheck again!! I am kind of... I reiterate kind of ready for routine again but not ready for early mornings, packing lunches, and drop off and pick up. We have been enjoying our summer way too much. That's a post I'll definitely blog about!! 

Well until I get my thoughts together....Talk soon! :) 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The planning begins...My son's birthday party

Ever since the kids' first birthday, I get excited to plan their party! I loved their parties when they were little. The excitement on their faces with family and friends all around and when the open their gifts and eat their cake! I loved picking out the theme with their help of course!! I used to make the cakes to go with the theme for example on year for Nathan's birthday, I made a dinosaur cake. I loved that cake, it was fun to make. I wish I had a digital pic of it to show y'all! My most recent cake I made was for Alexis' 10th birthday. It was a 'pinspiration' of course!! She had her party at the local gym and their indoor pool so went with a Luau theme. How many times can I write 'their' in this post?

The Luau Cake! Easy and Fun to make! 

Well my Nathan will be turning 9 years old at the end of this month. He has asked for a Star Wars themed party this year. So what do I do?? Turn to Pinterest for help!! I've been pinning crazy lately and found a lots of great ideas!!!

I found these free printable invites. Printed and mailed out!

Name changed of course

His request was for hamburgers and a cookie cake. Done, I can do that! I found great ideas for the foods to be served like Darth Vader Taters ( tater tots), Jar Jar Links in a Blanket (pigs in a blanket), Leia Buns (pecan pinwheels) and more. I am excited to plan this party and I'm not even a big Star Wars fan. But what we do for our babies right!! I will be taking lots of pictures and will have a blog post on this hope to be fabulous Star Wars party!! 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Purse Party Link Up


I'm linking up with Melanie and Erin for the Purse Party. What's in my purse...well let's see!! I usually carry my luggage a huge bag and everything is just thrown in there but lately I've been carrying a cross over bag. I love them a lot. I don't have to worry about where my purse is when shopping and don't have to worry about it falling off my shoulder 853629 times! 

I bought this beauty off Poshmark for a steal! I love it. The design on the front is pretty and it goes with everything!! ;) 

I can't fit as much as I can in my big bag but that's good! Less junk. I do have little bags to corral my little stuff. 

Yep this all fit in there!! 

My pink sequin makeup bag carries my lip gloss, a few of them! Hand sanitizer spray, Faith Hill True perfume spray, contact case for ibuprofen. 

I love my owl bag handmade by Hilani. Visit her blog here. I carry my tic tacs, more lip gloss, lotion and floss. I put this stuff in here so I can easily grab and get what I need quickly. 

This is a foldable recyclable bag. I love I can just whip it out when I forget my bags or I just run into the store for a few items. I have a thing with plastic bags...hate them! 

These items are in the pockets. Yes three packs of gum and breath mints, I like to have fresh breath!! Body spray, more lip gloss, chapstick and pocket bac, scent Dancing with Water. 

Had to include a receipt from the store that takes all my money!!! 

Well that is a look inside my purse. I forgot to take a picture of my wallet, I think got it from Target a few years ago. I need a new smaller one so it will fit better in my cross over purse! 

What's inside yours?? Are you a big purse or little purse gal? Do you even carry a purse?

Monday, March 25, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up

This past weekend was a great weekend. I got to hold a precious newborn baby. My nephew and his girlfriend welcomed a baby girl into this world!! She was born Tuesday March 19. She is a tiny little thing, petite like her momma. I went to meet her on Wednesday and then my kids met her on Saturday. Then again today, Sunday I got to hold and get some love from her!! She is the most precious thing!!!

Isn't she just Adorable!! 


After work I went thrift shopping at Goodwill. you can see my goodies I found here. Then picked up my niece from school and headed home. The kids loved when their cousin is here to play. That night Alexis had a friend over to spend the night. The girls were in bed and asleep by 11. :)


It was a rainy and yucky day here in the Carolinas. I thought Spring was here but it's not feeling like it so far. I took the kids over my mom's to meet their new second cousin. They were so sweet holding this itty bitty baby!!


 Later that night we rented the movie 'Wreck It Ralph'. It was a really cute movie.


And again... rainy and yucky.... ALL. DAY. LONG. We went to Church and enjoyed a great service for Palm Sunday. I'm looking forward to next week's Easter Service! The kids went to their grandparents for awhile after lunch and I took the time to love on baby Autumn again!!

This weekend as all weekends just go by too fast!!!

What did you do this weekend? I'm linking up with Sami's Shenanigans

Thrifty Goodwill Haul

I pick up my sweet niece Hannah from school two days a week. There is a Goodwill on my way in a nice area. I stopped in there before Christmas and scored a like new big wreath from Michael's for $3.00. It still had the original price tag on it, $24.99. Wow!!

I stopped in there about a month ago and scored some chapter books for my kids for about .99 each. That was a super purchase because they were excited to get new books!!

So to kill some time before getting Hannah from school, I went searching for some cardigans. This Goodwill has some nice resale clothes, like from Loft, Ann Taylor, Talbots, Gap. No luck in the cardi dept but I did find some dresses... in my size!! Score! I also picked up 2 belts and a special gift for a little girl I had in my class last year. It's a ladybug bookbag with her name on it for only $1.99. Had to get it. :)

Navy Blue eyelet strapless from Old Navy $4.00

Eyelet detail

Pink Linen Talbots dress $4.00

2 belts $1 each

Do you ever shop at thrift stores? Do you find anything good?! 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Troubles troubles

Oh Internet troubles. Ill be to blogging as soon as I can.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

And the award goes to.....

Oh wow I've been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award. I'm honored, I've never been nominated for anything before. Not even in high school for those silly 'Best Smile' 'Most likely to succeed' blah blah blah! Ok sad story over, back to the award. I was nominated by Kendra over at Beauty By Kendra C Thanks Kendra! :) 

So here is what you do: 

1. Share 11 things about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions that your tagger has given you.
3. Choose 11 fellow blogs to nominate. The nominees must have under 200 Google Friend Connect followers and be told in a comment on their blog.
4. Think of 11 questions to ask the bloggers you have nominated.
5. Thank the person that nominated you and link back to their blog.

Let's do this......

11 Things about me:

1. I am not a fan of chocolate
2. I love fruit and strawberries are my favorite!
3. I love animals
4. I have two beautiful children, a boy and girl
5. I took my very plane ride this past summer to Jamaica
6. The furthest north I have been is Danville, VA (and that's right on the NC/VA border) and the farthest west is Memphis TN
7. I am a beach girl and want a place on the beach
8. I have never skied before but want to try one day
9. I love reality shows, like LOVE them!
10. I love Country music and used to go line dancing years ago...miss it!!
11. I want to explore the country I live in by RV

11 Questions from Kendra:

1. What is your favorite color? Pink

2. If you could be a super hero for the day who would you be and why? A mind reader so I can read peoples mind! 

3. What is one beauty product you can't live without? 
foundation for my redness and pale skin

4. What nail polish is on your nails right now? Sinful colors Delicate and Seafoam on 'party' nail!

5. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream or frozen yogurt? Strawberry

6. What is your favorite flower?  Yellow roses

7. L.A or NYC? LA

8. What was the last movie you watched?  Breaking Dawn Part 2

9. What is your next blog post going to be about?  a recipe or diaper cake post 

10. What is your favorite food? Steak with A1

11.  What is a new product you are excited about for Spring?  I want to get a new pair of mint pants or a Chevron dress!! 

My nominees are:  

1. Melissa at A Little Bolt of Life
2. Crystal at Life as a Seed
3. Ashley at First Came the Baby
4. Taylor at Madi and Me
5. Rachel at A Dash of Southern
6. Ginger at The Wild and Wonderful World of Gingersnaps
7. Laura at Girl in Flight
8. Katie at Baby Babbles
9. B at Feeling Bloggy
10. Jen at Filling Up My Cup
11. Sarah at Hot Mess Mommie

11 questions for my nominees: 

1. What is your favorite color?
2. What is your favorite meal?
3. What is your ideal romantic date?
4. What book are you curently reading?
5. Beach or Mountains?
6. Which is your favorite Disney character/princess?
7. What do you want to be when you grow up?
8. If money was not an problem, where would you want to live.
9. If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
10. What is your favorite piece of clothing?
11. What is one makeup item you can't live without?

Again Kendra. Check her blog out here!