Sunday, July 31, 2011

what will it be????

Okay I am sitting on the porch and thinking about how exciting the coming week is going to be! Boy or Girl that is the question. On Wednesday we find out what my baby sister is going to have and I seriously can't wait!!!! Her last appointment my mom and I got to go with her and heard the heartbeat. It was by far the most amazing sound I have ever heard! That was truly one of the best days I have ever had and such a miracle!
My husband and I will be married for 7 years in September and we have not been able to have our own little miracle. We even tried IUI with no success.  Still hoping for one day though. However God has blessed us with two beautiful nieces and a little niece / nephew on the way. I always wondered how I would take it when one of my sisters got pregnant. Ever since I was little the only goal I had was to be a wife and mom. Honestly it scared me to think about one of them having one because I truly thought it would break my heart even though I would be so happy for them because my sisters are my best friends.
Let me say when Leslie came to tell me she was pregnant all of the worries disappeared I have had nothing but overwhelming happiness. Even now I am getting teary eyed but happy tears. This baby will be so loved! So come on Wednesday I really need to know what kind of stuff to start getting for our Christmas baby!!!!
Love you L2 and L3 god gave me all my blessings the day he gave me you for sisters!





Friday, July 29, 2011

Time to Eat -Week 3

It's time to eat again people! This is one of my favorite pasta dishes.

Here is what you need:
Penne noodles
½ container of low fat feta cheese
1 bag of 2% Mexican cheese
1 jar marinara
3/4 container of 16 oz light sour cream
1 low fat cream cheese
1 large bag of fresh spinach
1 container of chopped roma tomatoes
Salt
Garlic salt

Boil noodles when they are about done put the spinach in a frying pan cook lightly with salt, garlic salt and the diced tomatoes.
Preheat oven to 350
Layer 1/2 of the noodles, marinara, ½ cream cheese , spinach/ tomato , ½ feta cheese, sour cream, ½ Mexican cheese
Then add the rest of the noodles, rest of the cream cheese, feta cheese, Mexican cheese. Put it in the oven and let it bake for about 30 minutes. Hope you get to try and enjoy!






Book Club Friday - Week 2




Hello everybody hope everyone has had a great week! Okay here we go great books yay!!! Hoping to get some good ideas for future reads from everyone this week!

My book for the week is actually one I read awhile ago but I picked it up again last week to put in my read again pile. This is a great book and actually it's the first in the series New Heights (this is the only one i have but the others are on my want list).

It is by Denise Hunter and it's called Mending Places.

Mending Places (New Heights Series #1)

This is a great story about love, faith and forgiveness! It is about Hanna who runs her family lodge and Micah to help with the changes that need to  be made. And Micah who has to comes to terms with his past. A great read! Reminds you that people do deserve a second chance and they really can change.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

short random rant

This is just a short rant... I hope. You often hear people say it's my life or it is my choice and does not affect anyone else. Well they are sometimes wrong. The important choices we make for ourselves also affect those we love. Spouses, children, parents brothers, sisters and close friends because these people love us and want what is best for us. No they are not always right but sometimes they see things from an outside perspective that we may miss. So keep your mind and heart open and don't give up on the people you love because it just may be the time that would be open to listen. Do you make yourself happy and not care or try to take in account what they are saying is out of love and concern. At sometime in our lives we all have to ask ourselves this question. What will you decide?

Ideas

So I am in one of those moods where I just want to change things around. Meaning I really want some new accessories for my bedroom and living room to change it up some.

My living room is all cherry wood and I have a Burgundy sectional and several pieces of the meridian princess house. I really want to do some really fun pillows and accessories here are some I have looked at.

Set of 2 Home Decor Fashion Pillow (Autumn Leaf)    H167964Full-Size Warmer Renaissance Collection Roma

                                     
    SONOMA life + style Root Wood Tray 

             


My bedroom is like a sage green bedding with light wood need some updated accessories and pillows!Here are some of the things I have looked at.

Antique Damask - Throw Pillow Covers - 16x16 Inches Velvet Burnout Pillow CoverPurple Damask Pillow cover 12 x 18  Damask Pillow Cover with Fabric Flowers You Can Re-arrange   



15% OFF shop wide with coupon 15CIJ11 - Love birds 10 x 8 Print, purple flowers, gray damask, original artwork  Full-Size Warmer Miracle Collection HopeMirror Branch Wall Decor

                      

SONOMA life + style Swirl Vases

In case you didn't notice I really have in my head to do sage with purple lol.


Please let me know your opinions and I am open to ideas!!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday


Wow what am I loving this Wednesday??? Well here are some:


My sweet and crazy pets:
BoBo my dog and Toby and Sophie my cats

That my husband is home for the week so so happy.




WEN by ChazDean Pomegranate 16 oz Cleansing Conditioner - A212497
Wen Pomegranate Cleansing Conditioner. I ONLY use Wen products I am hooked and can't go back:)














Yummy Earth Wild Peppermint Mints they are the best!








Swiffer Dust and Shine Lavender Vanilla Scent Furniture Spray, 9.7 ozCrazy right. I love LAVENDER I use lavender dish detergent, washing detergent, room spray and now I have found this and I absolutely love it. I dust and smell lavender yay!






What are you loving on this great Wednesday???

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wonderful Weekend

This past weekend I had planned on just staying around the house but I got a call Saturday and my sister-in-law came with my niece for a visit. There were also a few others from out of town that were also here this weekend so it was great to catch up. I just really wish Bryan could have been home to enjoy it to. He was working out of town.

All the kids had so much fun!


I love spending time with her!

So sweet!


Granny, Ashley and Regan


Haha

Beth and silly Regan

I just love her!


Sunday we went over to the farm it was an amazing time! What fun did you have this weekend?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Makeup Monday ~ Week 2


Today is all about the eyes. I will not leave the house if I don't at least have on my liner, a little shadow (usually a lot) and my mascara to me these are the essentials. One of my favorite brands for shadow is Smashbox and the smashbox lid primer. The primer to me is a must have it will seriously make any brand last all day. I love trying new color combinations so on the weekends if I don't go anywhere I still do my makeup to try some new combos together. Here are a few of my favorite colors they have that I use.




You can check out some of their other great colors at www.smashbox.com

Hint Hint if you go on Tuesday or Thursday for their lunch time special you get a product for FREE! And it is always free shipping. I love a good deal!

What are some of your favorite colors and brands?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Time to Eat ~ Week 2

Well everyone it is Saturday and time for another dish I love. I am a Vegetarian so you can substitute my Boca for lean hamburger if you want.
Here is what you will need:
1 package of Boca Grounds
1 package of reduced fat Mexican Cheese
2 green peppers chopped
2 tomatoes diced
1 can tomato sauce
1 cup of chopped onions
1 cup of uncooked rice

Okay cook your rice according to the package. In a frying pan spray with Pam and put in the boca crumbles and cook according to the package. You will then add your tomato sauce, chopped peppers and onions then the diced tomatoes. Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350 and spray your casserole dish. Mix your cooked rice in and then transfer half into the casserole dish. Sprinkle half of the package of cheese then add the remaining amount and top with the other half of the cheese. Put this in the oven for about 10 minutes and it is time to eat!




Thanks for stopping by and check back next week for my favorite pasta dish!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Book Club Friday - Week 1



I absolutely love to read and many different types of books. Thankfully about two years ago someone told me about the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon and let me just say these are the best books I have ever read. I can't wait until the next one!


Gabaldon-Outlander

It starts off in 1945 with Claire Randall a nurse just back from the war  and reunited with her husband after many years. They go on a second honeymoon. She takes a walk one day and comes across a circle of stones and she is throw back in time to Scotland 1743! And is suspected to be a spy and is forced to marry Jamie Fraser for her safety.

This series falls under so many different categories there is a lot of history in these books she really does do her research on both time periods. You have war, love, betrayal so many different things. When I first heard of this series from a friend they went on and on about how good it was so I borrowed it. I almost stopped reading it about 30 pages in thinking not that great. Well I decided to read a little further and I am so glad I did! This is the first of the series (there are currently 7 total so far) and it is by far the best I have ever come across I have read them all several times. They are long but I absolutely love them and that the story continues over the years. Hope you take time to check it out!

Here they are in order.


Gabaldon-OutlanderGabaldon-Dragonfly-in-AmberGabaldon-VoyagerGabaldon-Drums-of-Autumn
Gabaldon-Fiery-CrossGabaldon-Breath-of-Snow-and-AshesAn Echo in the Bone (Outlander Series #7)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Backwards Me

In most things I am totally backwards! Guess I am wired wrong haha. Here are some of them below.
I have a love and hate relationship with storms. I can't stand to hear thunder while I am inside it scares me to death. So if they are calling for severe weather and for people to stay inside what do i do? I go sit outside on my porch! I love watching a storm from outside where I can see what is going on. I totally get this from Dad he does the same thing.

I am a Vegetarian watch what I eat and exercise cause it's good for you right? Well I then go outside and smoke a cigarette crazy right. I have give have given up all my "bad habits" but that one I will go without food (literally) but can't seem to put them down for good. I will be trying once again this week to give it up hopefully for good this time. Why is this the one thing that's so hard????

Makeup, Wen and handbags I will spend money on (sometimes way to much). Love them but clothes nope (trying to get better about this one) and shoes not a chance. Don't get me wrong there are plenty I really like but not gonna pay for it. Now if I get a good deal that's different. Crazy I know most people want the clothes and shoes. Me I go to Sephora or a makeup counter and spend a fortune on skincare products, makeup and perfume then turn around in a clothes store and it takes me 30 minutes to decide if i want to buy a $20 shirt! Guess that's just backwards me.

Oh well we are who we are. What are some of your backwards ways?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday



There are so many things right now I'm loving!!!

I'm loving that I'm going to be an aunt again in December!






I'm loving my  B Makowsky Bag!
B. Makowsky Glove Leather East/West Pocket Shopper w/Zipper Detail

And I'm so loving that the week is half over! Come on Friday!!!!




Loving starting to plan Bryan's Birthday Party... Shutterfly here i come:)

New Birthday Invitations



Oh and I'm loving that I started a blog! HaHa


What are you loving???
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