Sunday, November 25, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up

We started out our Black Friday shopping around 8:30 on Thanksgiving night.  We sat around the island at home and planned out our attack!

We headed to Target first and got everything we were after.  It was controlled chaos for sure!  We stood in line for a while but it went by pretty quick.  After that, the next stop was Kohl's but it wasn't open yet.  We thought we would try walmart but it was a complete mad house and we didn't want any part of that.  We grabbed a bite to eat and then headed to Kohl's to get in line.  We did our shopping at Kohl's and that's where we had to wait in line the longest.  We then headed to the mall and our first stop was Macy's and we found these awesome hats!!
We shopped our little hearts out and made it home by 7:30 that morning.  We all slept for a few hours then were up for the day.  We hung out at the house and then all went to dinner that night and then came back to the house to hang out.
I got up and packed all my stuff up so I could get home at a decent time.  I got all my stuff unloaded and settled then took a nap.  I headed off to work for the night.
I made it through my first night back to work and was so exhausted when I got home.  I'm off to do it again tonight and tomorrow night.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Saturday, I lost Chad.  My first love, one of my best friends, one of the best guys I know.
At his brother's wedding
At Brad's surprise birthday party at the cardinals game
At Jacob's wedding
Home for Easter
At Gerry's surprise 50th birthday party
All his buddies from school
Thomas, Runge, Kyle, Kyle, Chad, Jethro & Mike
This is the 1st picture I ever saw of Chad before we were set up on our blind date
These next several pictures are more recent...
At Thomas' birthday party 
Current River last summer 
At Eddy's surprise party 
Of course he would want to photo bomb our picture 
Classic Chad...always a funny guy

As I look back on pictures and think about all the times we spent together, I just continue to realize that none of us will ever have that again.  I just can't even imagine how it's going to be now when we're all together without him. 
I know he's watching over all of us now. 
I'm going to miss him so much.
Everybody will.
I just can't put it into words how I'm feeling, I'm just sad and heart broken.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Saw it, Pinned it, Did it {Week 4}

Today I'm linking up with Stephanie & Katie for
For this weeks project, I wanted to do something Christmas.  I haven't been able to find a Christmas tree skirt that would match my decorations so I thought I could just make one.  I had seen these ruffle skirts and wanted to do something like it.  I went to Hobby Lobby and the rolls of deco mesh ribbon were 50% off and I just couldn't pass that stuff up!
Christmas tree skirt
So I ended up doing a little something different....
I started with a $5 red tree skirt from Target
I bought 3 different colors of the 21inch deco mesh rolls
I started with the green and would bunch some and safety pin it to the skirt and I did this all the way around with the green.
Then I did the pink roll the same way.
And then I finished with the red.
I think it looks way better in person than in the pictures and I can't wait to see it around my tree!!!
Thanks for the link-up girls!!!
This has been my favorite project yet!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stop & Smell the Roses {Week 28}

Stop and Smell the Roses
It's that time again to link up with Mandy and VLOG!!
1.  I am trying to hold off on putting my Christmas tree up but I don't know for how long!
2.  This tree skirt is going to be A-DOR-A-BLE!
3.  I'm going to stick to my Christmas budget this year!!.....really, I am!
4.  Link up with Stephanie & Katie tomorrow for
Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up

I spent the day working at the restaurant.  I was so tired all day and had little energy by the end of the night.  I just came home and read a little then went to bed...and I think did some laundry.  I needed to be in bed early anyway because I had to get up early to go back to work in the morning.
I worked 6-2 at the restaurant and then came home to shower and change clothes so I could meet my friend from work to do a little shopping.  We did some damage at Dillard's!! 
My new phone case
After Jess and I were done shopping, I headed down to Niki's to hang out with her and Ryker.  He loves his new playmat!!
The dog, Marley, watching out for baby brother
Later on the night, we decided to rent the movie Campaign.  I was not impressed and thought it was pretty stupid.  Will Ferrell was rather obnoxious but Zach Galifianakis was hilarious!!  (Yes, I had to look up how to spell his name)
Some of us girls from work made plans to go to the wineries today.  We met around noon at the first one and had so much fun from then on out!!!
My new Coach bag....loving the orange and mustard this season!
I brought my little camera so the pictures look a little blurry to me, I'm guessing because I made them bigger!
Jennifer, Jessica & Abby 
Jen & I 
Laura & I 
Jess & I 
Jess, Abby & I 
Jackie and I at the next winery we visited. 
Jen & her husband, Steve 
Abby & I 
Group picture 
Then Jessica got there 
Laura & Jackie
Laura & I
TJ & I

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Saw it, Pinned it, Did it {Week 3}

Saw it. Pinned it. Did it.
Wow!!  I am really late posting this tonight but I've had a busy week!
I'm linking up with Stephanie and Katie this week for
Saw it, Pinned it, Did it!!
I ended up making a wreath similar to this one
Use a grapevine leaf with sweet white flowers and a white washed initial for a vintage front door!
My original plan was to make one like this one below
Just need to find those flowers....
Both from Pinterest, click on the pictures above to take you to the original post.
Here is my actual wreath.  It's a iPhone I said I was busy this week!
I'm happy with the way it turned out.  Nothing is actually glued on so I'm thinking of maybe hanging the K in the middle of the wreath.  I'll have to get some pretty burlap or something to hang it from.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Oh How Pinteresting!

brown and teal for fall
Love these colors!!
this can be a bad thing! lol my cart WILL look like that!
She sho did!
Saw this on Pinterest and thought "Hey, I know her!!!"
It's Mandy!!!
Mimosa Punch. would be good for showers or brunch! Or, maybe just for me on a Sunday afternoon...LOL :)
Mimosa punch!!
Hahaha..YES!! LOL  THIS IS ME!
Isn't that the truth?!?
I want it all
Now these are the Toms I want!!  I actually want this entire outfit!!