Wednesday, September 28, 2011

wordless weds!

why, hello there!

love this

believe in yourself and in your dreams!
have a fantabulous hump day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

fun stuff!

happy tuesday friends!
we are one day closer to friday.
love that.
how is everyone's week starting?
yesterday started out not so great. my cable went out and i could not get it to work......
thus no news in the morning before work!
the news helps me plan
my outfits, my day, etc.

then i forget, something trivial happened and i was like, whooaah. is this really how the
day is going to go??? i quickly changed my WHOLE brain set
and redirected my thoughts into positive ones.
guess what?
it works!
the rest of my day was wonderful.

i ended it with dinner at princess # 2's golf club!
and then i watched the new show,
heart of dixie!
did any of you get a chance to see?
i LOVED it.
i have a special place in my heart for the south though, so that could have been
some of the reason...
just sayin.
rachel bilson is ADORABLE.

anyway, i wanted to share something that i received in my in box this morning.
i subscribe to joy's hope! 
if you are not familiar with her blog, run right over there. it is filled with
a LOT of goodies. but more importantly read her 'about me'.
this girl is just too cute and her story melted my heart.
well, once again, this sweetheart is promoting a
site that was made specifically to help a girl who
needs a heart AND double lung transplant.

it breaks my heart to hear of these situations, because so many times i
think we take life for granted.
please head over

you will find a wide variety of tutorials, printables and ad space available to help support this girl,
whose name is sharlie, btw.

many times we spend money on little things, so take a few mins and see
if there is something you could possibly use! there are adorable prints
for like 5.00 bucks. that's the price of one
starbucks latte.........
AND you are helping a girl in need!

blessings to each and everyone of you!
remember life is short and never take one moment for granted!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

stressful sunday

hey friends!
tis the end of the weekend AGAIN. argh.
dont they just go by way TOO quickly?
it's like it was friday at 4:00pm and i was running out of work....
and bam. it's sunday at 8:30pm.
i am sooo stressed out.
i have a 6 page paper due at 11:59 mountain time.
(uh, yeah, princess #1 and i had to google to see what time exactly that would be in EST.)
what did we all do before google???
no. really.

so here i sit.
pondering. listening to the fluff nugget chew a squeaky toy.....debating about
starting the paper. well, i HAVE started it. i just am stuck.
i know. this is coming from a girl who NEVER is short or at a loss for words.

sooooo anyway, i am stressed over my job. i am stressed over my school.
i am stressed over my life. (well, LOL. that's just standard around here!!)

what do you do to handle stress?
a massage?
a bubble bath?
maybe a relaxing run?

i honestly do not have time for ANY of those, but when i am done, or tomorrow....
whichever comes first, you can bet your sweet doopa. (yes, doopa)
i will be doing something way relaxing!!!

here's a few things that make me smile on this sunday....
(remember i used to do those way back when....7 smiles on sunday....when my
life was BORING and MUNDANE!

so here ya go sweeties~
enjoy and keep smiling.

Crescent rolls, cream cheese, butter and cinnamon.

this is sssseeerrriously the most decadent dessert. and easy.
i will post this soon. cuz. you. have. to. make. ASAP.
cinnamon, crescent rolls and sweet cream cheese. hollar.


well, i mean how uber suuuhhhweeettt are these little nuggets? i want to breed k dawg with a
chocolate lab. lol. that will never happen...but just sayin....


ohhhh emmm geeee. say adorable. just say it.

Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes - milkshake and alcohol?

um. pumpkin pie milk shakes?!? like seriously. who the H comes up with this shiznit??


some day.....maybe.....if i am lucky......

One of the best books I've read!

who has read or seen the movie?? i want to. no time to read right now, but would love to watch!

and lastly, the final 7 smileys:

funfetti cheesecake pops

cheesecake pops. ohhh heaven. i love cheesecake...on a stick? heyyyyyy!!

have a wonderful start to your week friends,
love your stinky hearts!

Friday, September 23, 2011

fashion friday!

whats your latest obsession with the new fall clothes?

i have to say i am still obsessed with boots.
i replenished all my boots last year
and i am so happy to say,
(although, i have determined that this little monster, has a severe foot fetish!)
not even kidding.
he is a hoarder.
he steals my boots.
all of them.

but here nor there what's your favorite style?

here a few of mine:

Boots! Boots! Boots!
a good pair of riding boots.....for what you ask???
well, when i gallop off into the sunset on my
boots boots boots

who doesnt need a pair of christian  loboutin's?
well, i NEED them....
i just can not afford them....

boots. boots. boots. me some wedges!
they are the most comfy....mine are black tho...
maybe i should look into this lovely color?

boots boots booooots!
i just bought these in black....BUT....i bought a purse in this color....hhhmmm...

so tell me....are you as obsessed with BOOTS as I?
i also just picked these up:

Sperry Rain boots
for when i take the fuzzy nugget out for potty breaks....
mine are black with lots of pretty polka dots!

what's your clothing/shoe/fashion obsessesion?
what's the one thing you just keep buying more of?

have a fabulous friday, lovies,
all the best,

Thursday, September 22, 2011

thirsty thursday!

so long gone are the days of hanging out on thirsty thursday!
i can now live vicariously thru my lil peanut
whom, i think may be
enjoying more of her share of thirsty thursdays, fridays AND
i love her honesty, but yikes. it scares me to think that my lil peanut is out there
in the world making life decisions...
lol...ok, maybe not life decisions....
but even if it's deciding to
eat or not eat pop tarts for dinner....
you see where i am going...
but that's what college kids do, right?!

so in honor of thirsty thursday i wanted to share a few healthy smoothie recipes!

red, white and blue fruit smoothie


1/2 large banana, cut into pieces and frozen
2 large fresh strawberries, rinsed and sliced
1/4 cup blueberries
1/2 cup milk (i use skim....just sayin....)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt
2 ice cubes


Place the banana pieces, strawberries, blueberries, milk, vanilla extract, yogurt, and ice cubes in a blender. Blend until smooth.

drink it up! sooo tasty!

 green smoothie! (aka. the green monster!)


1 banana, thickly sliced, frozen
2 cups chopped kale
1 tablespoon flax seed meal (optional)
1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup orange juice (again, i use the lightened up version!)


Place the banana, kale, flax seed meal, and coconut oil into a blender, pour in the milk and orange juice. Cover, and puree until smooth; serve.


and lastly for all you chocolate yuppy guppies.....

chocolate/banana smoothie...heaven...


1 banana
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
1 cup milk
1 cup crushed ice


In a blender, combine banana, chocolate syrup, milk and crushed ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve.


happy thirsty thursday!
do y'all have a fav smoothie flavor?


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

feng shui or dumb shui?

do any of you follow your horoscope or practice feng shui?
i read my horoscope daily and there are two sites that
i have followed for a while as far as
monthly scopes:

i find it amazing how many times these monthly readings are so dead on.
fyi~my sept. horoscope basically sucked.
it said that i was going to have a horrible end of the month, and
honestly the first half has not been that good,
but for what its's all playful fun!

so on to feng shui....not exactly the same thing, but do any of you practice?
i found this really cool article and i would like to
incorporate some of these into my morning routine.
usually i am running out of the house like a
crazy woman, but if i allowed just a few extra minutes.....

Instead of just rolling out of bed when the alarm clock goes off and doing the same old thing, try switching up your routine by including some feng shui in your a.m. rituals. This Chinese art of placement has been around for thousands of years. People practice it to bring health, relationships and wealth into their worlds. What you do when you first wake up is essential and can empower you long after you’ve left the house. Five is the number of change in feng shui, so here are five easy steps to follow each morning to help you change the direction of your life
Step 1: The Sun has always represented the purest form of energy in feng shui. It is constant, bringing light and warmth to coax life into living things on Earth. When you first get up in the morning, face the rising Sun, close your eyes, let your arms hang loosely at your sides with the palms facing out, and breathe deeply and slowly nine times for long life.
As you inhale, state a personal affirmation such as, “I am strong. I am healthy. I am one with the universe.” The ninth breath should coincide with a thought of one personal goal for the day. It can be as simple as befriending a new coworker or finally finishing that book you’ve been reading. When you’re done, slowly drink a glass of warm water to begin cleansing your body from the inside out.

Step 2: Wear a color that supports what you want to achieve that day. In feng shui:

Black/blue = communication, career, individual creative pursuits

Turquoise/teal = self-development, academic achievement, knowledge

Green = new ventures and beginnings, individuality, independence, progress

Yellow/gold = partnership, motherhood, marriage

Gray/silver/white/metallics = attracting mentors and supportive people, organization, unity, social and family responsibility

Red = fame, celebrity, completion, harvest, rewards

Peach/pink = romance, love

Step 3: Arranging your cosmetics in a way similar to the order in which the feng shui elements give birth to each other (wood, fire, earth, metal, water, wood) brings ease to your morning beauty ritual, ensuring that you always look refreshed and feel balanced. On your dresser or vanity, line up from left to right: your brushes, lipsticks, foundation/powder, tweezers and nail clippers, eye shadow/liner and, finally, moisturizer.

Step 4: Feng shui and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are directly linked. TCM takes care of the inside of our bodies while feng shui manipulates our external environment. Following a daily routine and the rhythms of the seasons will align you with Earth’s energy. Eat breakfast daily and consume foods that are abundant during each season, especially fruits, vegetables, legumes, seeds, nuts and grains. This helps to regulate your body’s functions naturally and keeps you looking and feeling healthy.

Step 5: Remember that feng shui is all about energy — yours and your environment’s. While you prepare for your new day, enjoy your favorite music to uplift your spirit and attract positive energy to you. The Chinese also apply feng shui principles to the zones on your face, from hairline to chin — so even a small change like keeping your lips upturned in a smile can change your attitude and your destiny. So don’t forget to flash those pearly whites as you walk out the door and into the world!

so there ya have it!
are you ready to put a little feng shui in your life?

in addition to daily prayers
asking god and the  universe for what i want
a little pleasure to my life!

enjoy your day bloggies~

love these words....whoever said them!

Monday, September 19, 2011

happy dance monday!

hi all! 
happy monday! !
what's on the agenda in your world today?
do you ever wish you could not work?
i do.
or at least do something that is fun...all the time!
i am still working on that.
do you ever have so many ideas, projects, lists
impossible to get it all
i do.

boo. whoooo.
(insert fake crying...or maybe real tears).......
i have to get back into list making and time organization skills. i feel that my days run
together with no time for anything.
with me going back to school, it's a constant struggle to accomplish it all.

what do you use to stay organize?
i just bought a new planner.
i love new pens, notebooks, paper, etc.
i can not ever NOT walk down "those" aisles when i visit target, walmart or anything inbetween.
not even kidding.

so please share ways that keep you organized. i would love to hear....

i found this on pinterest!!

the ultimate to do list!!

i love it.
it's clear. concise. my kind of listee!

and here are some free printables from
bhg aka. better homes and gardens!

have a great day/night dolls,

Thursday, September 15, 2011

back into IT! and a fall recipe too!

why helloooo there blends! (remember, blog+friends)....

because my life often becomes busy or sad or crazy or for some other reason,
away from my blog.

there is not any good reason.
i miss
i want to get back into my blogging.
let me fill you in on what is going on in my life:

princess # 1 passed her state boards and is now a FULL TIME, ICU, registered nurse!
yep. i know. (i dont feel old enough to have OLD children!) what the hey?!
princess # 2 is working as a FULL TIME event planner. yayyy! i dont think she is loving
her job quite like she thought. i just think she needs to find a more specific
event planning's ok...this looks great on a resume!
princess #3, the baby, left for college. fashion design major.
ahhhhh. empty nest syndrome has set in....
so to help with all this,
look what i got....

KOLBY. yes, like cheese.
aka. K-dawg. K-snizzle. K-doodle. Pissy Pants!
he is such a sweetie pies and melts my heart.
i feel like we have a toddler again.
there is never a dull moment.

and then I decided to go back to school....working on my masters degree. oye.
i feel mentally challenged. a lot.

i started back at my part time wellness/coaching RN job so that is keeping me busy....
and i really, really, really am working on getting my
etsy shop up and running.

what have you all been up to?

fall is quickly approaching and i am loving apple, cinnamon and pumpking scents....

here is a yummy recipe for you! i guarantee you will LOVE it.

Pumpkin Bars


4 eggs
1 2/3 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a medium bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir into the pumpkin mixture until thoroughly combined.

Spread the batter evenly into an ungreased 10x15 inch jellyroll pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in preheated oven. Cool before frosting.

To make the frosting, cream together the cream cheese and butter. Stir in vanilla. Add confectioners' sugar a little at a time, beating until mixture is smooth. Spread evenly on top of the cooled bars. Cut into squares.

warning: these bad boys are ridiculously addicting. not even kidding.
do NOT say i did not forewarn!

big hugs and kisses,