Saturday, January 15, 2011


Ah, yeah, I know it's been awhile again. As much as I try I just can't seem to get much of a routine going these days. Oh well, only a few more months of school and then maybe I can get life back on track again. :)

These days I'm excited because I'm taking an online photography class through Simplicity. This week I learned about aperture and use of light in photography. I enjoyed fiddling around with my camera and taking many shots to get the "perfect" one. I am really happy with the photos I chose and am very eager to grow and learn more regarding photography.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


I know, I's been AGES since I've written! My life has changed so much that I could write pages about it, but instead I'll just say "hi" and continue on! :)

It's Halloween weekend and we are excited to dress up as cowboys for the big day! We are heading out to an event tonight which should be filled with fun and then tomorrow it's Trunk or Treat at church. All the kiddos line up and parade around and then go from car/van to car/van and get treats. It's much safer than heading out onto our very dark, non-lit streets here.

Next week we're heading to CA because Mike has Teachers' Conference. K and I are tagging along to enjoy a few days at a beach house and then heading to Legoland for a day. This will be my first time in CA so I'm pretty excited. :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

I was selected by BzzAgent ( to receive a product from Cover Girl and then tell (bzz) other people about it! So, I'm going to bzzz to you...

I got lip gloss and eye shadow from the Cover Girl Blast line. The ShineBlast Lip Gloss is awesome! It has a specially shaped tip to help with applying the gloss. I got many compliments on how shiny my lips looked while wearing it. I will be buying some for sure! (There are 16 different colors to choose from!)

I also received some eye shadow. I don't normally wear eye shadow because for some reason it irritates my eyes, but I did try the Smoky ShadowBlast they sent me. It is soooo cool because it is in a tube so no need for a brush to apply. One end of the tube is used to apply the base color and the other end of the tube is used for liner or in the crease of your eyelid. It is super easy to put on and looks great! (You can find it anywhere Cover Girl is sold!)

So, check out the Cover Girl Blast collection today! :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Weekly Menu--May 2

Trying a couple of new recipes this week and making some favorites too.

Monday--Whole wheat pancakes and scrambled eggs (New!)
Tuesday--Pizza Roll Ups
Wednesday--Bean Burritos (Happy Cinco de Mayo!) & salad (New!)
Thursday--Macaroni and Cheese with mixed veggies
Friday--Hungry Howies Pizza
Saturday--Party at friend's (boys on their own!)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Fun website

If you love shoes, then I have the website for you! :) I discovered this site when visiting They send out products for people to try and then "bzz" about to others. Bzz agent also has a "frogpond" which highlights different websites. I visited and thought others would enjoy the site as well. I am not hugely into shoes, but this site was fun because it has many different ways to find style, by price, by color, by brand, etc... Check out the link below and see what you think:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Better late than never--Weekly Menu April 18th

I've been a tad disorganized the last week or so, but I do have my menu for the week now. :) I even made up my own recipe on Monday since I had no car and some ingredients to use up.

Sunday--I can't remember what we had...
Monday--Kara Burritos (Burritos with rice, tomato, black beans, green pepper, leftover ground turkey)
Tuesday--Macaroni and Cheese Casserole (AMAZING!) I changed up the recipe a bit by adding a dash of garlic powder and ground mustard.
Wednesday--Buttermilk Pecan Waffles and homestyle potatoes
Thursday--Spinach Salad (from Family Circle) and cheese bread
Saturday--Calzones (cheese for K, pepper and onion for grown-ups)
Sunday--Turkey Burgers and grilled potatoes

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I have an addiction...

to looking at blogs. :) Blogs about cooking, recipe blogs, decorating blogs, blogs with DIY ideas...I just love browsing and reading blogs! Do you have the same addiction?

I have gotten so many awesome recipes and weekly menu ideas from blogs. I have shared some of those with you in the past. I have also found some great ideas for organization too. And, of course, there are so many great ideas out there for the kids! Here a few of my favorite recent finds..

Check out this amazing crate idea from Blue Cricket Design for keeping your child's school papers neatly organized all in one spot! I have already purchased K's crate and now just need to let him pick out the ribbon. I'll post a picture when it's done. Isn't it a great idea??

Another fabulous idea for keeping the kiddos occupied on road trips was found at Somewhat Simple. I am so excited to start printing things out and filling a book for K. It will be great for our trip to CO this summer!

I tend to stick with the simple ideas, but I really want to try this Clothespin Art Center over at Crafts by Amanda. What an awesome way to share your little one's artwork!

Mike and I have never spent money on a bedroom set since we felt there are many other things we'd rather have. SO, we don't even have a headboard and I guess our room is a bit boring. Well, I hope to liven things up with this super simple headboard! We have some leftover baseboard from redoing the guest room so I'm hoping Mike will have some time to get it cut for me and get the headboard up!

There are so many amazing ideas out there in cyber world and I LOVE finding them! :)