Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

Hi Lovies!
Sorry I've been MIA lately.
I started a mini-mester [Oceanography] & it's REALLY time consuming.
But I'm back :]

It's time for OHP with the lovely michelle!

Source: via Kristen on Pinterest

Source: via Kristen on Pinterest

Source: via Kristen on Pinterest

Source: via Kristen on Pinterest

Hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas!
Off to study... boo.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Card [2012]

Hello loves! 

When I was catching up on my blog reading earlier, I saw Kristen's link-up for everyone's Christmas cards & I instantly decided to click on every single person that had linked up so far!
What a great idea!
I mean, who doesn't love Christmas cards?!

Anyways, here's our Christmas card this year:

I love it! Hope y'all do too ;]

Can't wait to see more Christmas cards!
Go link up!

Friday, December 14, 2012

High Five For Friday [week one]

Need I say more?
Tonight is my Christmas work party & I am pretty dang excited.
Open bar for FOUR hours?! Yes, please!
& tomorrow one of my very best friends graduates college!
Anyways, this is my first time ever linking up for HF4F.
one: monday morning I got to work & had this cute green bag sitting on my desk.
I opened it & found a little stuffed pug!
my co-worker/friend ashley had seen it at the store & said she just HAD to buy it for me!
started my week off right :]
two: my precious little man.
he is so freaking cute, all the time!
three: IM-img at work literally saves me from falling asleep.
if I couldn't IM with people I'd probably fall asleep by about 8:45 am
four: my birchbox came in yesterday!
a day earlier than planned :]
AND it was much better than last months box!
five: my bestie confirmed that we're doing our "naughty" secret santa this year!
me & two of my best friends usually do a "naughty" secret santa where we buy gag gifts from cindies & other sex stores & we exchange our gifts at olive garden.
we missed out on it last year, but this year it's back on! ;]
Hope y'all have a great weekend!
I know I will!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

saw it. pinned it. did it. [easiest pumpkin cheescake ever]

Oh hey there!
I don't know about y'all, but I'm so happy it's Thursday.
Not only is tomorrow Friday, but thursdays mean it's time for saw it. pinned it. did it. with my two favorite bloggers EVER, katie & steph
I must confess I click on every single link every week to see what everyone makes!

I made the easiest pumpkin cheesecake there is.

Pumpkin Cheesecake



1 prepared graham cracker crust
1 regular size can of pumpkin puree
1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
1/2 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 cup sugar
3/4 container of cool whip


1. mix pumpkin puree, cream cheese, pumpkin pie spice & sugar together with an electric mixer
2. fold in cool whip
3. spoon into the prepared graham cracker crust
4. leave in the fridge for about 4-5 hours

my finished product:

It was SUPER easy to make & delicious.
I made this for my friendsgiving I hosted this year & it was a big hit!

Time to link up!!
Can't wait to see what everyone else made this week! :]

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

Last week I was third to link up for OHP, this week I'm probably last.
I blame it on the new book that I started reading yesterday & finished today.
I can't help it, once I start reading a book I CAN'T put it down!

& as I write this post I'm listening to Luke Bryan's station on Pandora.
it makes me happy every time!
I've yet to find a song of his I don't like.

& I mean, c'mon.. just look at that face ;]

Anyways, on to my favorite pins for the week.

love this!

funny & true ;]

NEED these!

two of my favorite people ever

Source: via Kristen on Pinterest

scarf love


I think we could use a new rug, maybe two ;]

I'll be trying this next week! 

I want a chandelier... bad

seems simple enough


Source: via Kristen on Pinterest

linking up with the beautiful michelle, like usual :]

I'll be back tomorrow for saw it. pinned it. did it. with my two favorite bloggers in the world, katie & steph with a recipe! :]

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Biggest Mistletoe in Texas!

Is it really Monday again?!
At least I had a good weekend & I hope y'all did too!!

Friday night, Darren & I went & played bingo with my family.
They were having a Christmas special & gave out over $25,000 in cash & door prizes!
We thought for sure that out of the ten people in our group that ONE of us would win... but noooo.
The lady next to us won a digital camera & the lady across from us won an ipad 2.
But no luck for us :/
That's okay though, we still had a lot of fun & I got to spend time with my family which is always great!
We're some pretty funny people if I do say so myself ;]
My thirteen year old sister Courtney took over my phone for a little while & she took 200 pictures of herself.
LITERALLY. 200 pictures!!
She's lucky she's cute. haha.

Saturday was a lazy day. 
We stayed at home & cleaned a little then had a late lunch with Darren's family at a cajun restaurant that was pretty yummy!

That night we had some friends over for the UFC fights & while the fights were on I finally made myself an "about me" page! 
[took me long enough]
You can check it out here!

Yesterday we slept in a little which was sooo nice!
I'm NEVER able to sleep in anymore so I enjoy every extra minute I get.
We grabbed some lunch at the mall & did a little Christmas shopping.
I generally like to be surprised, but I found a necklace at forever 21 that I LOVED & wanted for my stocking so Darren went ahead & bought it for me.
It's this one, but silver.
I love silver & I love bows! It's perfect :]

you can find it here

Darren had a gift card to the movies left from his birthday so we decided to catch a movie. We saw "End of Watch" & it was SO good!
There was comedy, romance, drama, violence, suspense, sadness.
Literally everything all in one.
In case you don't know what movie I'm talking about, you can watch the trailer below :]

After the movie we rushed home to get ready because our friends, Jenny & Elvis, were on their way over with their puppy.
A friend of mine had told me on Friday that Texas's biggest mistletoe was traveling & this weekend it was downtown at market square so Darren & I decided it would be the perfect time to go take our Christmas card picture!
Plus, it's a dog park so we were able to bring Wrinkles like we wanted to :]
We took over 100 pictures!
Look at the size of that mistletoe!!
Here are some of my favorites:

I still can't decide which one to make our Christmas card picture..
Any suggestions?

Once we finished taking pictures we went to a bar called St. Danes that allows dogs & had $1 mimosas & the dogs got to play!

Jenny & Elvis's dog, Opie (named after the guy from Sons of Anarchy) is a doberman & he's only 10 weeks old but he already weighs 20 lbs!! 
Look how big he is already!! & those paws!

I'd say this weekend was a success ;]

linking up with sami!!

I'll be back tomorrow with a recipe & to share with y'all the ornament I got from my first ornament swap I participated in!!