Thursday, October 20, 2011

I'm celebrity cool...

So I wanted to share with you my new favorite breakfast item. Now if you know me, you know I have this weird obsession with waffles...I LOVE Eggo Waffles. I had one almost everyone morning of my school (and now work) age life...except for Saturdays and Sundays...but Monday thru Friday..waffles. But I love smoothies...but I don't ever have time in the mornings to measure out the ingredients...find recipes, etc. But while wander around Kroger a couple weeks ago, I happened to see this...

I tried the strawberry, worrying about the banana taste but thought I'd try it.


You must taste the strawberry.
I doubt I'll try the other flavors because I have this thing with fruits and veggies...
but the strawberry/banana one...

Hope everyone had a great Friday tomorrow! I'm pretty pumped about the weekend.
I'd say I deserve it!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's Pinterest's fault...

So I admit, I've been MIA for a while. I've been busy though.
A sweet friend of mine became a grandmother and I wanted to do a little project I'd seen off of Pinterest and I wanted to use the Cricut.
Thus this little beauty:

 I made the stork cut out using my Cricut and the "girl" cut out using it too.

Next on the Pinterest "to-do" list
Painting burlap.
This weekend I need to put a little nail in the door and hang it that way, but the wreath hanger convenient. Painting burlap was interesting at first. It doesn't paint like a canvas does. I used acrylic paint and a spray sealant so if it gets wet, it won't bleed on the front door.
All in all, pretty pleased with this. Still working on the bow- there again, convenient.

Last Pinterest project for a while.
Pumpkin Topiary.
This one took a lot out of me. ha ha. Our neighbor made one and of course, I thought I could do better.
I don't know how I really feel about it yet. ha ha. Kyle's calling it the pumpkin statue.
I will say this...I bought it in the living room yesterday because of the storms today, in the morning, it's kind of freaky. Just chilling there. I guess it's a, "You have to be there" kind of thing.
P.S. Whoever said this was easy to put together was sick. It was a PAIN to carve holes in the bottom of the pumpkins much less carve cute little swirls and polka dots!
And if you notice the lean...yeah, my pumpkin statue has swag.

Our neighborhood has been selected to build the feature home for the tour of homes, was on the cover of the home magazine in the newspaper this weekend, and we were all asked to "clean up our yards, trim our bushes, plant some new plants, set out some fall decor!"...The best yard will be awarded a $50 gift card...Well, let's just say, if I win the gift card, I won't come out on top.
Fake pumpkins are NOT cheap.

So needless to say, these projects wore me out a little.
I think I'm going to stick to easy projects for a while.
or just read a book?

Have a great night,

Monday, October 10, 2011

Well, Well, Well...

It's always nice to start the week when Monday is already over! I'm all for a four day work week...Tomorrow I start my new position. I'm excited/nervous/really excited...I just hope I'm able to sleep tonight! Friday was a good day for banking but left little time for me to tell everyone at Wynn goodbye! (I'll be moving to the South Parkway branch)
So for all my friends at Wynn, Y'all were fun to work with...Y'all kept the work day fun. I appreciate everything y'all did for me Friday and I will truly miss working with everyone!

Friday at work we gave Cyndi a cute little "grandmother shower" and so i decide to make a cute little "stork bundle". I'm pretty impressed with how it turned out!

Between that and my other 400+ projects I have going on, my craft room took a beating this week.
I'm trying to focus on just one thing at a time...I have a million things i WANT to do but only a few hours at night after work to do them...Hopefully I'll finish all my fall/Halloween decorating projects in time to enjoy them.
Thank you Pinterest for creating an abundant flow in creativity...and work for a lack of time. ha!

Saturday we went to the game and I got to do a little shopping this time! I was super pumped about this sweatshirt I bought at this place called La Shea. It had some super cute stuff! I'm not going to lie, I might go back next home game. I didn't get a homecoming shirt this year and decided to buy this one instead.

My second fabulous find this weekend was this super cute tote! I got it off one of the street vendors near Tutwiler. I'm super excited to carry it to work!

Sunday I mostly cleaned and got caught up on things around the house. I'd neglected it all week and it showed.
And today Kyle and I just enjoyed the day together. I visited a sweet friend who just moved into their house! It's super cute and I'm so excited for them! Seeing their house made me what to start working on mine again. I've picked out the colors for the living room, kitchen, and bedroom and now I've got to find the time! Also my goal this month is to get some framing done! I only have a million things laying around to get framed. Working on that this month. Promise.

I hope everyone has a great week...I can't guarantee much blogging this week as I try to work on my little projects for fall! I'll post eventually!


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Birthdays are my favorite.

Is it Sunday night already? I hate having a good weekend...means it goes by way too fast. We've been celebrating all Alabama win, Kyle's birthday! Okay, so just those two things...Saturday I finally finished pulling out all my fall decor...and it's slim pickings...I'm really picky. (I'm sure some of you *Kyle* are saying, "You're just now figuring this out?") But I need time to think about what I want where...and I bought a few things...I found an idea here and there, eh. I'll eventually pull everything all together. But Kroger had their sunflowers on sale so I decided to buy some since we were having the family over Saturday night to watch the game.
They are just beautiful! I really can't stop looking at them.
I'm slightly obsessed.

We had our families over for dinner and to watch the Bama game Saturday night. It was great, love having our families together, the food was great, the cake was frozen...ah, yes, the cake was FROZEN.
Just a little FYI- If you buy a cake from Newks, make sure it has time to un-thaw.
It was a good thing we had some extra time before the game started to wait on the cake to THAW!
The infamous cake.
It did taste good...The homemade ice cream we made stayed cold when we served it with the cake!
Lesson learned.
Make your own cake.

Kyle got a pretty good spread for his birthday. I'm blogging off one of his gifts right now! We bought him a new computer and luckily, it was a gift I benefited from!
All in all I think it was a good weekend, even for a boy who hates birthdays.

I love you, babe...And I'll forever continue making a big deal out of birthdays.
I'll celebrate mine for a month and you can celebrate yours for a few days.

It's my last week on the teller line...bittersweet.
Hope everyone has a great week!