Tuesday, January 31, 2012


My sister, the fashionista. ;-)

Actually, she just slipped on her shoes to run outside for a minute and I took the opportunity to use it for my blog. :-P
On another note, I finished my first month of Project 365!!! :-D

I just remembered that I was going to do a collage of the month...

Monday, January 30, 2012


This will tell you what kind of weather we've had this Winter. 

This comic confused me for a second when I read it today. Not because I didn't understand it. I did. I laughed. What confused me was the fact that he was in a Winter coat and that they were showing his breath as if it was really cold. Usually comic follow the season of real life, right? Well I forgot for a second that we were in the middle of Winter! I was confused as to why they were doing comments in Winter when we were in ... Spring ... or at least a season with much nicer weather! lol Oh well. I thought it was funny. :-)

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Devices of torture...

also known as darling heels. :-)
These actually aren't usually too bad but we had our monthly Fellowship Dinner so I was on my feet an extra two hours. Just enough to make my feet beg for mercy by the end of the day. 
Oh, but they're so hot cute!!! ;-)

Saturday, January 28, 2012


When the day gets rough...

it's time to pull out the cookie dough.
No, not cookies. Not ice cream. Cookie dough.
Maybe it doesn't fix everything but it sure helps. ;-)

P.S. For those who are aware of my new
 healthier lifestyle, don't worry.
I only had a few bites. :-)

Friday, January 27, 2012


Secret Sister Banquet! It's one of my favorite activities of the year at our church. A bunch of ladies getting together to have a good time??? I'm in! And to top it off, my old SSB buddy is back in town! :-D

(Thanks to my sister for snapping this photo. And please excuse the stinker in the background. lol)

The evening was long but fun. Games, a hilarious skit(remember? the one Jana and Jessica were practicing a couple of days ago?), yummy food, a song, and an encouraging talk given by our Pastor's wife. I actually didn't snap very many photos... Was having too much fun. :-)

One of the girls playing the Bible quote game.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


I love comfy clothes. So much so that I have to be really careful to not let myself wear them out ... too often. :-P (Though I have to insert here that I've gotten much better at my clothing choices as I've gotten older.) This is my favoritest piece right now. My Mama got it for me a few weeks ago and, to be honest, I didn't really care for it at first. (Don't tell her! :-P ) But now I love it! It's big and comfy. The short sleeves are great so when I'm doing dishes, at least once a day if not more often, I don't have to mess with annoying sleeves. It's comfy. Even though it has short sleeves, because it's heavy enough, I'm still kept warm. (You know how cool old houses are.) It has pockets. Two! So one for my phone the other for random things that you pick up as you go through your day. 
And did I mention that it's comfy? :-)

I call it my housecoat. :-)
I kinda wear it just about every day ...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


My sister, Jana, and our good friend, Jessica, (our resident professional skit performers :-) ), practicing their skit for the Secret Sister Banquet this Friday. :-)

Thank you, gals, for being so accommodating!!!! ;-)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Today was a Tuesday. lol Stating the obvious, it would seem, but that means something to me. lol Tuesdays I babysit and get as much done around the house and then I crash come evening. One of the things I do around the house on Tuesday, if I haven't gotten it done on Monday, is clean the kitchen from the weekend. Our Sundays are really busy around here so sometimes I'm only in the kitchen long enough to cook and eat. I actually got the kitchen half clean Monday...but not completely. Here's the leftovers. lol

Monday, January 23, 2012

iheartfaces by the book

My first attempt at entering a contest.

I chose this photo because I love the composition of the face on the book matching her body.
I should note that the girl modeling the book also wrote the book. :-)

Photo Challenge Submission


My cat, Minnie Mouse, doing what cats do best.

Looking cute. :-)

Sunday, January 22, 2012


This is my favorite hair product right now. 

I don't really use any hair products except for whatever cheap hair spray I happen to buy for my bangs but I do use this and I love it! It helps encourage what little curl I actually have, tames my hair down from frizzy to slightly poofy lol, and doesn't make my hair crunchy like most gels do. :-)
Yay for happy hair days. :-)

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Today is Saturday and that means roller skating. :-) Every Saturday evening I go to my church and roller skate in our half gym with my Pastor's wife. It's so much fun! And great exercise. :-) I received my skates for my birthday last year after years and years of missing my last pair from my early teen years. 

Definitely one of my all time favorite activities. :-)

Friday, January 20, 2012


Tonight we had our second game night of the week with our good friends, the Eptings (and the Hoovers ;-) ), and it was so much fun! Both nights we played a new game, Pictionary Man. Been talking about playing it forever and finally getting around to it. lol I've always enjoyed regular Pictionary but I think I like this version even more. It's just positively hilarious! Lots of laughter and good hearted teasing going on, that's for sure! Tonight we played girls vs guys (aka men vs cooties lol) and the girls won both games! WOOT! :-) 

Mr. Pictionary Man

Whether winning our losing though, you're sure to have a good time when your with good friends.
If you haven't played this game yet, you should try it out. :-) You just might run into a rock lobster... ;-)

Thursday, January 19, 2012


First let me tell you about yesterday's 366 blog. I didn't blog on purpose. I only heard about the SOPA blackout the day before and not being entirely internet/website savvy I didn't know how to actually blackout my website. So, as a friend of mine did, I just didn't post as my own form of a blackout protest. If you would like to know more about SOPA and what they're trying to do click here.

On to today! Today was a nice slow day. Good thing too because I had no motivation! As I told a friend, I was in a funk! lol I did manage to work out for an hour and a half, read my Bible, go to visitation, and get my kitchen clean...but I didn't hit my bedroom as originally planned until this evening when I got home from visitation. (I'm actually taking a break from it to post this lol) One of the things needed to be done being...putting clothes away.

I'm not very good at putting clothes away. lol I've gotten a lot better at it but catch me on a busy week and you'll see a mountain pile of clothes in my bedroom. That being said, I guess I had better post this and get back to work so I can enjoy some reading time before I go to bed. :-)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


So I'm kind of stretching the rules a little bit here...this is actually a photo that I took yesterday...but I edited it today... lol And yesterday I had to blog the photo that I did...so I'm doing this one today. :-) It is still part of my day because I did the editing today... 
Okay. I'll end my long excuse story. :-)

Yesterday I had a maternity shoot and it was so much fun! Probably helped that it was close friends... ;-) This is one of my favorites so far. 
Thank you, Hoovers!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012


My muy talented friend wrote a book. A book of poems. Wonderful poems. Poems that make you laugh. Cry. Consider. Poems that encourage. Convict. Challenge. Inspire. 

If you would at all be interested in buying this amazing book (which you should), please click here. :-)

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Busy Sunday as usual. Took a moment to snap a photo while waiting for choir practice. :-)

Sundays are busy, but they're still my favorite day of the week. :-)

Saturday, January 14, 2012


These came in the mail today. :-)

One week from today both of my brothers and one of my sisters will be at an Ohio State vs Nebraska basketball game! Oh! I guess I should tell you that we'll be rooting for Ohio State. :-) Yes, we live in Nebraska, will be going to a game at which Nebraska is playing, IN Nebraska ... and they'll be rooting for Ohio State. :-) What can I say? It's where we're from and you can't deny your roots. 

P.S. Thanks to Noah for posing ... multiple times ... until I got the shot I liked.
Or at least a shot good enough and since he was about to kill me ... :-P

Friday, January 13, 2012


We had a birthday party at church tonight. :-) 
For the last couple of years we've had monthly birthday fellowships at church for everybody who had a birthday in that month but this year we decided to forgo that and just have one big birthday party in January for the entire year. It was a lot of fun too. Games, yummy food, and of course, presents. :-) There were twelve tables, one for each month. Here's a photo of the December table, my month. :-)

The best month. ;-)
See that cute little polar bear?? And the pretty snowflakes. :-)
So Happy Birthday, Riverside Baptist Church people! :-)

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Okay, I have two photos for you today. A before and after. :-) This is the dip I made for the birthday party we're having at church tomorrow(it has to sit overnight). 



It's a brand new recipe and I can't wait to try it!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Still sick.

I didn't take a photo all day so as I'm laying in bed with my sick buddy (aka TP lol) I asked my sister to hand me my camera. So here ya go, day 11. :-)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Woke up this morning with a sore throat and only got achier and sniffle-ier as the day went on. Thankfully this is one of my slower days of the week so I made it through, even got the kitchen cleaned. :-P Ran to the library (well, I can promise you that there was actually no running involved lol) and picked up a couple of movies. Now I've got my fuzzy socks, some sappy romances and I'm ready for the night. ACHOO!!!


Monday, January 9, 2012


Today was such a beautiful day. Did I not mention the wonderful, yet unpredictable, weather of Nebraska just two days ago? :-) Then, it was freezing and snowing. Today it is 58 and sunny. I had to go sit on the back patio for a little bit to soak up the warm sun, when I noticed how beautifully blue the sky was I decided that would be today's 366 blog. :-)

It was very interesting attempting to take a photo of the sky ... lol

Sunday, January 8, 2012


As part of my effort to become a more healthier (lighter) version of me I've been working out in some manner every day as well as working to create better eating habits. Hence keeping my ear open for new and healthier (but still cheap) foods to make. So when my friend found this recipe and made it and then let me taste it...I was sold. Had to try it for myself and it was pretty good. And good for me! :-)

It consists of bananas, peanut butter, and cocoa (or Nutella) and is as good as ice cream without the calories! :-) Who wouldn't want that in a diet?! 

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Today ... it snowed!!! :-D I know, it's January. I should expect it. But the funny thing about Nebraska is just two days ago it was 69 and friends were grilling in their shorts. :-P I love our weather. :-)

Took a few photos of the snow but I like this photo better. :-) So you don't get to see any snow. lol Sorry. :-)