Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Questionnaire

1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? Hot Chocolate all the way. My favorite is my Grandma Strickland's, no one can make it like she does!
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? Santa does not wrap presents. He sits them under the tree.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white? White lights are my color of choice. Nathan likes colored.
4. Do you hang mistletoe? No. But I keep telling Nathan I wish we did. :)
5. When do you put your decorations up? Not usually till the first weekend in December but this year we did it the day before Thanksgiving.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish? This is a toughy. But, I think my favorite was all the appetizers we had at my grandparents house on Christmas eve growing up. A tradition we will continue to do in Texas!
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child? Watching A Christmas Story with my dad on Christmas Eve. 8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? I really don't remember. But I do remember telling my cousin Santa was real because the things he gives me my parents couldn't afford. lol oops.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Occasionally my mom let me. With Harlow we plan to let her open up her Christmas Pajamas on Christmas Eve.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree? A very simple theme. Glittery snow flakes, green, red, gold and black ball ornaments. Harlow has her own tree that is all pink and we will put all of her girly pink ornaments on her tree.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it? Love it. I just hope it doesn't snow till Christmas night since my parents will be traveling.
12. Can you ice skate? Yes, not very gracefully though.
13. What is on your Christmas list this year? Absolutely nothing, I can't think of anything I need. Even though I see a Victoria Secret bag under the tree! But, It's all about Harlow now. :)
14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you? Spending it with my family and making each year memorable for Harlow.
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert? Christmas cookies!!
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Same as above. Watching A Christmas Story on Christmas eve with my daddy. :)
17. What tops your tree? We had a star a few years ago but it got lost in one of our moves. I will be picking up a new topper this year. Hopefully for half off!
18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Definitely giving!
19. Candy Canes: Yuck or Yum? Yum!
20. Favorite Christmas movie? I love all Christmas movies. I even record the random ones on our DVR.
21. Weirdest Christmas song? Anything that says "Shawty" in it. AHEM Justin Bieber- mistletoe
22. What is your favorite Christmas song? Well I love Silent Night because the Pampers commercial. But Harlow loves Jingle Bells she always dances when I sing it.

Nom nom nom

Who can eat a whole plate of sugar cookies in 2 days?

Nathan and I can!
P.s. These are not my cookies.
But how adorable are they?
Thank you Pinterest.
Once again for the "pinspiration"

Tis' the season!

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Did you notice my new beautiful buttons right above this post??

I pink puffy heart love them.

Being married to a graphic designer sure does have it perks.
Believe you me there is no way I could have made those.
I just requested for them to be girly and then played on facebook the whole time.
I did ever so often ask why he had to click so many buttons.
Confusing I tell ya!

Hopefully more changes to come soon.
Nay had to do a lot of work tonight so it might be a while before he agrees to any more jobs from me.
He was a trooper through it all though...
and occasionally reminded me that he usually charges for these types of design jobs.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


It was 12:30 a.m this morning and I could not sleep!
 I usually stay up till 1130 and wake up around 8 but last night I was wide awake.
I was even awake by 7 this morning.
My sleep clock must be all sorts of messed up.

I didn't feel like getting out of bed to get my laptop last night.
In fear that my typing would wake the very asleep and snoring hubby.
So alas I stayed in bed and decided to activate my mobile blogging.
I really thought it would be similar to writing the way I do on my computer.
But no.
They had to make it all weird where you type it like a text and send it to your designated" blogger number."
So I typed and typed.
Finally decided to hit send.
What do you know it shows up as 5 completely different blog posts.
Say whaaa??
So I deleted them out of pure embarrassment.
But I am pretty sure if you follow me it will show in your blog reader.

 So my failed attempt at mobile blogging is still out there for some of you to see.
I really had high hopes that it would work.
I even tried my hardest to format it as best I could.
I also just realized I say "so"  a lot.

Have a good weekend everyone.
I am glad I could share my mobile blogging fail with you guys.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

You want to know whats crazy...

There is just a little over 2 weeks till Christmas!
Whoa wait... this month is flying.
Of course it would be since I have hardly made a dent in any
of my Christmas shopping.

You want to know how many times I have went shopping
in the last 5 months....
Probably not.

Believe me it is driving me crazy.
So I told Nathan we are getting out this weekend
and finishing up our Christmas shopping.
Luckily, in that one amazing shopping trip I bought all of Harlow's
big gifts.
Santa will defiantly be making a stop at our house. :)

Really the only people we need to buy gifts for is each other.
And stocking stuffers!
Nathan and I both love Christmas.
Especially these last 2 years,
 since it's just another reason to spoil our baby girl.
So I really want there to be ton of presents under that
beautifully lit tree.

I am also feeling extremely blessed,
because my parents will be coming down on Christmas day.
I am so excited to cook my 2nd Christmas day dinner.
This will be my first time cooking a turkey though so wish me luck!

I love these new traditions we are starting.
I hope they are ones Harlow remembers
 and looks forward to year after year.

Happy holidays everyone!
From my family to yours!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

What we have been up to in pictures.

Hey Everyone!
You might be wondering what we have been up to lately.
So I have taken the time to gather some pictures so
I could show you rather then just tell you.
Ready. Set. Here we go!


We have done a little sleeping.

Picked out our clothes for the day.

Gotten our hair done.

We have ate. A Lot!

...And played.

We were sad. But only for a second.

Then we decided we would just dance around in the backyard.

... And go shopping!

We also did some riding in the car.


...And some driving.

We decided to put up not one but two Christmas trees.


 Oh look. A bokeh err more like out of focus Christmas tree.

We wrapped some presents.

Then we played some more!


 We have been busy! :)
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Thanks for reading.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Our weekend in pictures...


It's been a minute since I updated.


I thought it might be fun if I did a picture post
of our weekend!

** All pictures were taken on our cell phones.

 My sweet baby... This is what happens when her daddy dresses her :)
Love his heart but baby girl is lookin' rough.
Atleast she is rockin the fringe boots!

Enoying a snack and watching her favorite "Bubble Guppies".

Playing with her shapes block...

There is only ONE tree in our entire neighborhood that has changed colors.
It is sooo beautiful.

Such a fun weekend I know!
We live life on the edge here in Texas.
I did do a little arts and crafts project but it's for my mom's birthday,
so I can't reveal pictures just yet.
But, I promise I will next week!

Thanks for reading! ♥

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Favs

Opi Lincoln Park after Dark

The Sock Bun
Matter of factly...
I am rockin one today.

Pumpkin Seeds

We used brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon. They smelt and tasted

Yes, I cook.
No, I do not like grease splatters on me.
Besides apron's are adorable! :)

Love, Anthropology

Chocolate Dipped Cupcakes...
Need I say more

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday (Sorta)

We are working on putting up some new pics in Harlow's room,
 so I have kept Nathan busy with the editing lately. :)

**Not edited

Happy Hump Day!

Sunday, October 16, 2011


I know all Winter long I was just dieing for it to be Summer...
But, now I just want it to be cold!
Dang It!

I want to wear long sleeves...
and leg warmers...

I want to drink hot chocolate...
and roast marshmallows...
maybe even hot dogs...

I want to see the leaves change...
and the snow fall...

I am defiantly in "Fall" mode
and this hot weather is not making me a happy momma.

"I love October. It's like the Saturday of months."
-Dane Cook

Friday, October 14, 2011

5 Things Friday

It's that time of week again!
So let's get started...

Caramel Candy Corn.
Nathan was so excited to pick this up and I thought it sounded disgusting.
Believe it or not I ended up enjoying it.
It also smells delicious!

Crock Pot Cooking.
I love cooking with my crock pot. Who wouldn't?
Throw your ingredients in and let it cook for 6+ hours.
The crock pot is a must cooking gadget in our house.
I also have a few yummy crock pot recipes I will share later on this week.

Crisp, cool, morning walks.
Harlow and I try to go on a walk every morning.
It gets us out of the house and makes both of us in a better mood.
Now that the weather is a bit cooler in the  mornings it makes our walks even more enjoyable.

They are a huge Fall/Winter staple.
Love Them!
It takes a simple outfit to the next level and they are a budget friendly item.






Freezer Paper Stencils.
If you are on Pinterest you probably know what this is.
If you are not, this is one of the simplest crafts.
There are many tutorials out there but here is a quick run down.
First off, freezer paper and wax paper are different things.
Yes, I googled it.
You draw your stencil on to the freezer paper and cut it out.
Then you use a hot iron to iron the stencil onto your shirt.
Not onto the shirt you are wearing. :)
Then gently dab on your fabric paint.
It's really as easy as that.
I can't wait to make some for Harlow!



Have a good weekend everyone!!


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