Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Run Dont Walk

& go buy yourself a bag....or 10 of these babies! Officially my new favorite Christmas candy ahhh heaven!

Saturday, October 10, 2009


So one of the blogs that I read quite frequently Centsational Girl who is awesome and shows you how she transforms her home to a beautiful place to live for a little next to nothing & shares it all with the world so we can do the same is having a give away! And I want to win I want to win BAD!

So to get my second entry I am writing to tell you about it too my faithful readers!

Head on over to Centsational Girl and enter to win either a kitchen or bathroom faucet from Price Pfister.

Our kitchen is in desperate need of some new bling bling & this is the one I'll pick if I win!

Isn't she beautiful?

Thursday, September 10, 2009


That is the only way I can describe this week!

I had 3 tests this week (one Wednesday & two Thursday/today) and it was just a nerve wracking week. I'm so glad to be through with it! I only have class tomorrow for about 2 hours.

But the greatest thing about getting through this week is not that I'm done with the tests (there are always more tests) but it's that I get to go visit my husband for the whole weekend! I'm so very excited! I cannot wait! I'm leaving right after class lets out on Friday so I should be there by early Friday afternoon!

I do not think I can contain my excitement! I might not sleep very well tonight! Okay that's a lie I'm dead on my feet! Like I said I'm lucky this week didn't kill me!

Even better yet I don't even have to worry about school this weekend because I got ahead and completed all of my assignments that are due for online work on Tuesday night. So that is a big relief that I will have nothing to do but spend time with my husband.......*sigh*

The perfect end to the most hellish week ever!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Just Some Stuff I've Made

Hey all,

Well I have some time to actually blog and I'm quite excited about it, I find blogging kind of relaxing and a way to let go of the things that are stressing me out or worrying me. Another way I destress is by being creative so in the middle of my high stress summer I made a few things so I thought I would share them with all of you along with a few of my upcoming projects...


First up my first crochet project just a simple pink clutch!

Next, my mini fat bottom bag

Next up, my sewing machine cover (& my first sewing project)

Lastly, my flat iron travel case

&& just for fun here are my two crochet projects of the moment

The Rachel Swing Jacket from Blueprint Crochet (I"m using cream rather than red & yellow)

& The big bow cardigan from Crochet Today, & I think I'll stick with the color scheme they used

Well thats all for now, I plan on sewing a lot more here in the next few weeks gearing up for christmas..& I plan on making myself a skirt

Monday, August 31, 2009

Smarty Pants

I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm feeling extra smart right now because I got a 96 on my first radiography exam today! I'm proud of myself I studied really hard, and I know a 96 isn't spectacular to some but for me that is pretty darn good!

Just had to brag a little. I also started work today yay for money!

Okay I'm going to bed now gotta be up at the butt crack of dawn for 8 hours of class!

Good night :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

What I've been up to.....

Hi everyone,

well school is in full swing and man is it killer! I am loving every minute of it though! I've met some great people and our class is awesome. I love my teachers they are nice and funny and keep things from getting too boring after sitting in class for 8 hours two times a week. I have my first test on Monday I'm super nervous but I think it will be alright. We have our first day of clinicals is September 15th I'm real nervous about that. We'll see how it goes.

The summer was good but busy. We got home mid may and J immediately started working back at the base and flying again, then left for 3 weeks of training in WHFRTC and then we had about a month to spend with one another between working and getting ready for deployment.

I'm sure there are some of my readers who can attest to how busy and stressfull predeployment is. I seriously felt like a chicken with my head cut off for about 2 weeks straight. I still feel that way now but for a new reason (school).

When I had downtime I redecorated our room. I painted it and my dad came and helped me hang crown moulding and i painted all of our mouldings white and hung curtains and got new lamps and put on the bedding we got as wedding gifts. It's so peaceful and relaxing just what I wanted! Oh and J likes it too! I'll try and post pictures when it's clean I havent had much time to clean between studying and going to class and generally taking care of myself.

I've also became quite the crafterista lately. I've picked up crochet and sewing and love them both. I'll post pictures of my projects in a later post. I'm working on a jacket right now for the fall and I'm very excited about it!

Overall life is pretty good. I cant complain too much. I have great friends and family, an amazing husband who loves me unconditionally, and I'm achieving my dreams.

Life is good. I'll get more specific on things in later posts so I can have things to blog about rather than writing one long post!

Monday, August 3, 2009

I have not fallen off the face of the earth....yet

Hi everybody!

I'm so sorry that I havent posted in so long with moving and getting ready for deployment and school I've just barely had time to sit down. I also redid our bedroom while J was off training for 3 weeks and it turned out great! I'll post pictures sometime,and I've been crafting a lot lately too so hopefully I'll be able to get back on track with posting more regularly.

School starts the 17th so after I get readjusted to school I'll be back I promise!

Sorry again!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Busy Lil Bee

Hey everyone sorry that I've been sucking it up at posting lately. I've been super busy with finishing up school (2 A's and 1 B so far!) and getting everything ready for the baby shower (it was a success!) and saying good bye to all of our friends and of course getting ready to move. I've had no time for anything. So instead of everyone expecting me to post I'm just going to go ahead and say I probably wont be posting again until after the 18th. I'll be busy trying to get our house back in order and visiting with family and friends who I havent seen in months. So I'll be back soon my pretties with lots of great stuff to talk about!

Don't forget about me!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Graduation, Marriage & Babies

I dont know about anyone else but there seems to be an outbreak of epedemic proportions of pregnancy these last few months. Every where I look there is another pregnant girl. I'm not saying that I don't like it I'm very happy for each and every one of them, but it's just crazy how many of my friends and friends of friends are popping out babies. Or maybe just the general population. OR it could have to do with the fact that I got to hold and snuggle the most beautiful little baby girl in the world on Monday. I wanted to take her home with me. Weighing in at a mere 5 pounds she was just breathtaking. I'd never held a newborn before (oh the curse of an only child & living far away from other family) and I swear I've said many times that I do not want children right now (and in my heart of hearts) I know that right now is not the time. But holding that little baby sure made me wanna throw everything out the window. I believe this is the start of my baby fever. Poor hubby.

Another thing I've noticed. Nearly all of my classmates from high school are graduating with degrees in a week. This my friends makes me feel somewhat behind. But I have nothing to complain about I FINALLY got what I wanted as far as getting accepted into the Radiography program and I'm married to the love of my life. No complaints. Just some things I'm noticing.

And lastly, oh marriage sweet sweet love. LOTS of those girls who are graduating are also getting engaged or their wedding dates are fast approaching. Once again CONGRATS to them! I had a TON of fun planning my wedding and I hope they do the same.

I don't know what this was really supposed to be about. I think these are just things I'm hyper aware of as of late. Sorry this post was kind of pointless.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Short Hiatus

& when I say short I mean only this week! I didn't post much last week because my brother in law has been here so we've been spending time with him. I'll recap on all of that next week. I have plenty of good ideas for posts coming up so stay tuned! I have to take this week off because I have A TON of school work to get finished up but I just have to make it through this week so once I do it will all be down hill from there.

BUT I did see this when I was taking a break from the endless pile of homework girls will appreciate it and guys it will make you appreciate the things we as women go through....

Monday, April 13, 2009

On the upside all I have to say! My dad went and turned in my papers for Radiography admission today so all I have left to do is register for my classes and HOPEFULLY that will happen on Wednesday at the latest Friday.

I hope everyone had a good Easter. Mine was alright I guess I was still VERY VERY disappointed that we didn't get to go have lunch with all of our friends, even though we very easily could have but everyone else was against it so we had Burger King....nice huh? After that we went and played around in the simulators on base which was fun. Then went and hunted for fishing spots for the boys. They did find me an awesome spot to take my final pictures for photography class! I'm VERY excited! But I wont tell you until I've taken them! While the guys fished the river I read Eclipse and I'm still not very far! I'm a very thorough reader so it takes me a bit longer than usual. I'm getting there though I'm very excited to get to Breaking Dawn!

The weather has been quite bad today but it is supposed to be nice for the rest of the week so the husband will probably take his check ride tomorrow instead. It's hard for them to see with NVG's on when there has been a storm or the clouds are real low. Which we have both today. So it's most likely a NO GO tonight.

here comes the upside:

WE WILL BE DONE WITH HAWKS TOMORROW! Hallelujah! officially 4 weeks Thursday and we will be heading home!

Heading to the beach this weekend most likely.....blah

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bummed & Dessert

Well you know how I wrote about having Easter dinner with our friends? Well that got squashed today because my husband's brother is coming to visit and we're going to the beach instead. I'm not exactly thrilled because I was really looking forward to having an enjoyable meal with all of our friends (please don't think I don't like my brother in law I really do!) So when I had to call the hostess and decline it broke my heart. I had already bought all of my ingredients for my cake I was going to make (recipe to come keep reading!) and I was just plain old excited.

Now don't get me wrong I like the beach and all that and any other time I'd be thrilled to go. But you know what not this time. I felt like I had something better to do that go sit and watch the waves come in cause lord know I aint gettin in that water. It's TOO COLD! Plus the weather is supposed to be crap the entire weekend so...yeah none too fun in my opinion. But I will suffer graciously as I have before. I was very sick the last time my brother in law came to visit and we went to the beach. I stayed locked up in our hotel room the whole time in horrible pain and drugged up. So my memories of the beach with BIL are none to fancy so it may be why I have a bit of a sour taste in my mouth about it. But anyways. I'll use it as a chance to catch up on some reading. I've been reading Eclipse (the 3rd book to Twilight) and I'm really starting to get into this one and I'm not far in so I'll probably get it done this weekend! Does anyone know if they are going to make a 5th book I want more I tell you GIVE ME MORE! I MUST HAVE MORE EDWARD AND BELLA!NOW I TELL YOU! (ahem ok I'm done sorry..)

Ok now onto the true purpose of this post besides me complaining like the 3 year old that I am... DESSERT! And not only like the yummiest dessert but one that hits close to home for me, I grew up with this dessert I would always get so excited to go see my Mamo and get some DUMP CAKE YUM! She would always make it for me and Oatmeal cake for my parents. I don't have her recipe but she showed me how to make it and it's easy a 2 year old could do it!

But instead of me just giving you a recipe and telling you what to do I'm gonna let one of my favorite cooks show you how! None other than Pioneer Woman! and if Pioneer Woman makes it then it is GOOD! You'll see!

Click this little link and she's gonna show you lots of pretty pictures and good directions on how to make this delicious masterpiece that I believe was invented by God himself and what better dish to serve on Easter than God's dessert!? None I think!

Click here to be taken to heaven!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My Plate is Officially Full

Holy smokes (hahahaha this makes me laugh because my husband's instructor pilot says this when they are doing something stupid or going fast) has officially became a tornado! I have so much to do within the next 4 weeks it's unbelievable! Here is a rundown...

6 more photos to turn in for photography class
one more discussion board for film class
a 400 point paper to write for film class (final)
10 discussion boards for nutrition
1 more assignment for nutrition
3 more chapters for finance
and a project for finance

Military wise
Find a dress for the ball
Find a dress for graduation
Get the house packed up
Get everything weighed and figure out this whole DIY move crap

Personal wise
Plan and host a baby shower
Get everything ready for starting radiography
Get a buncha shots (not liking this!)
Get re certified in CPR
Get the rest of our friends wedding gifts before the 20th
Get baby gifts for C & J
Finish wedding movie and burn to discs for family
Mail off copies of wedding photo discs and video to family
Keep the house clean and orderly
Keep the guys healthy and fed
Go to the beach
Have brother in law down for a week or so

See lots to do but I'm happy because it's going to make the next 4 weeks fly by!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Anti-Military: Are you serious?!

In my entire life I've never encountered someone so un-American as these people. They are every where. Just watch the news! Your mouth will hang open just the same as mine did; you truly wont believe your eyes. I'm trying to deal with someone who is anti-military right now in my personal life and it is really no fun. It is hurtful to see someone so against a big part of my life.

I just don't understand who someone an American and someone who calls themselves an American be against the people who gave us the right to call ourselves Americans. I mean who do you think gave you the right to even let it be known you are against the military? Oh yeah that's right all the US Soldiers here now and all before them. If you really wanna get me fired up about something this one of those subjects.

How someone can disrespect the people who gave them the right to live, talk and walk in this country? I mean as I said are you serious? These people even have the balls to go to military funerals and protest right there at the grave site while family members are trying to say goodbye to their fallen soldier. Are you people insane?! They teach their children to hate the military too what kind of thing is this to teach our children to hate?! This goes on all levels and in the past for the people who taught their children to hate the blacks and Jews and Japanese and even today our children are predestined to hate people of Muslim and Islamic faith because we are at war with a Muslim country. When really in all reality most of these people have nothing to do with our soldiers being killed! They are innocent people just trying to live their lives.

I don't care if you think the military is wrong, or "baby killers" as I've seen them referred to. If it weren't for these kind brave people VOLUNTEERING to risk their lives for all of us then I shudder to think where our country would be today.

You may not agree with the principles that the military works on and how they run their business but do we really have a choice? Or should we all just bunker down in our homes and fight for ourselves. Have you ever seen a movie where there is a natural disaster? Who comes close after the medical personell? That's right the military! This isn't just the movies folks it happens in real life. Take hurricane katrina for example do you know who was responsible for most of the rescue of the people stuck in their homes and the delievery of supplies? Oh yeah that's right the military!

So my point is here instead of going around hating the people who fight and protect your freedom how about you walk up to a soldier the next time you see one and shake his/her hand and say thank you for what you do for us or better yet find a WWII or Vietnam vetern and tell them thank you and buy them dinner because Lord only knows what our lives would be like without those soldiers.

If you don't believe me about the anti-militarism in our country watch this video.

I have absolutely no words!

Easter Dinner

So Easter Sunday is coming up this weekend and I received a phone call from one of my good friends from my husband's unit inviting us for Easter dinner on Sunday. I of course said we would be there and it sounds like it's going to be loads of fun with good friends and even the Easter Bunny which is really my 9 months pregnant friend C in a bunny suit! Her little 4 year old just gets a big kick out of it every year!

We were asked to bring a dessert and some drinks. So I want your opinions what would be a good dessert to bring for Easter dinner? What is your favorite dessert? I want something lemony possibly because lemon just reminds me of spring and Easter is all about spring!

Leave your suggestions below!

The Army Wife Is Having A Give Away!

So one of my good friends The Army Wife is having a give away of Simple Green products over on her blog its easy to enter and free just tell her your favorite product and you are entered and if you post about it on your blog you get an extra entry cool deal huh?

I love simple green I remember begging my mom to let me use it when I cleaned my room real well when I was younger! The smell reminds me of pine sap. But the great thing is you aren't gagging while you clean with this stuff! Who could ask for anything better than that! I mean we all have to clean our houses ladies and if you don't well then EWW! LOL I'm a clean freak so anything that helps me clean my house better and in a more healthier way I'm all for it!

I have had every intention of switching to green cleaning products and getting CFL (compact fluorescent light bulbs) for all of our million light fixtures in our house when we return to KY in 4 weeks (here we go again with the 4 weeks baby 4 weeks! if you remember from my wedding countdown days) But if I win this will be an awesome start to my collection!

So hop on over to The Army Wife and enter it ends April 20th!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Lazy Man's Turkey Lasagna

I whipped this up real quick Saturday night for the guys while they were over here playing video games and watching movies. It was quick easy and very cheap (ground turkey meat is cheap!)And also it's very yummy!

Lazy Man's Turkey Lasagna

1 lb. of ground turkey
1 large bag of frozen cheese stuffed ravioli
1 large jar of spaghetti sauce
2 cups of Italian style cheese mix from Kraft

1. In a medium frying pan brown the ground turkey meat until cooked through and no longer pink.
2. Bring a large pan of water to boil and cook ravioli according to the package
3. As soon as the meat is brown pour in entire jar of sauce in and mix well.
4. In a 13x9 pan make a layer of meat/sauce mixture and cover with cooked ravioli then sprinkle with cheese and keep making layers as you would a lasagne until all ingredients are used.
5. Bake on 350F for 15 minutes

Ruffled Feathers

So apparently I ruffled some feathers yesterday with my post. And you know what I don't care! This is MY blog where I can talk about MY opinions. Personally I don't give a flying you know what about anyone else's.

Something else people need to understand about this whole blogging situation is that it is PUBLIC FORUM anyone can search you on the Internet and find your blog. Google yourself and you'll find out! If you don't like people talking about certain things on THEIR blogs don't read them. If you don't like hearing other's opinions on things you post about there are two simple solutions to this 1. Disable blog comments or 2. Just don't blog at all. It's that simple.

I don't blog for my family or even my husband I blog for an outlet. I like to write and talk about important issues and share things I like with those around me. To me this is the way I go about it. Others are more private with their sharing but I don't feel that does me any good. I already know how I feel about things but I want others to know how I feel about things so I share on my blog.

I stand firm by my opinions about everything and what I posted about yesterday. I've had this discussion with numerous military wives and they all pretty much agree with me. The girls and I in my husband's unit who are deploying have all decided to get roommates or live alone except for C who is going to live with her mom as I mentioned the other day. And again as I said yesterday about C's decision I completely 100% support her. This is because I KNOW that every one's opinion is different that is what makes this world interesting. If you can't stomach someone else's opinion well then you have a problem. And also, maybe blogging isn't for you because believe it or not everyone is going to have an opinion about what you post about. If I didn't want people to know about my life and how I live then I wouldn't blog either, especially if I didn't want their opinions on it.

I know it is the own person's decision but I just don't think some of them look at the other options. But I don't care anymore about other's opinions. You are more than welcome to comment on my blog matter of fact I encourage it! But don't start drama have you paid attention to how old you are lately? This isn't high school ladies so leave the drama behind and grow up.

And if you have a problem with anything I just said well....just don't read what I have to's that easy.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Something I don't understand

OK I try to be objective when it comes to the military and how we live our lives as military families. Everyone is different I know...and everyone has different situations. But here is what I don't get, as soon as some of these girls husbands leave their homes for a deployment or even a school they go and live with their parents and abandon their homes they have built with their husband's completely. This is just astonishing to me! I could never do that! Our home is my comfort place. Yes, I see all of his stuff around me and smell his smell on the sheets and clothes but this is comforting to me.

Now, don't get me wrong I have friends who NEED to live with their parents. For example, our friends C & J are expecting a baby later this year. He along with my husband are deploying in the later part of the year. C feels she cannot possibly care for an infant alone without her husband so they made the financial (and sanity) decision for C and the baby to live with her parents. This will not only allow C to have help with her first months of motherhood but for them to save up some much needed $$$ for their future home. So this was a good decision for them and one that I completely 100% agree with and support.

But, I see these girls who just completely flip a lid and leave their homes and I shake my I know you are young and don't want to live alone, but there are so many other better choices than paying for something you don't live in! Do what I did and get a roommate. This not only solves the living alone aspect but you also have someone to help pay your bills so you can possibly save some money for the future. Because if your family is like mine we are not always going to have these awesome paychecks so we need to save save save!

Look, I'm not trying to offend anyone here. I'm just telling you how I feel about this. I'm 20 something years old and I have not lived with my parents for over 3 years now. I have no intention of going back. I'm an adult and I can take care of myself. Yes, its hard and yes it sucks when my husband leaves me for extended periods of time but I know I'm stronger than that. I refuse to cower in the corner freaking out because I'm scared to go it alone.

What I'm saying here is do anything but live with your parents yeah go visit but don't live there you have a home of your own. Don't let something that was once a source of pride make you a scaredy cat.

If you are a military spouse I want you to tell me how you feel about this subject I'm always willing to hear other people out. Comment below!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Everything is falling into place

I found out on Tuesday that I got into the radiography program that I've been working so hard to get into for the last 2 years so I can finally say hard work paid off! I can't wait to start in the fall! I feel so much better now knowing that I'm going to have a career to go home to!

Life is amazing!

5 weeks left until we go home! Even more amazing!

It's family day today for UH-60s so I'll try and have something interesting to show for it!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I LOVE this song

The end......

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Our Wedding Photos

Never mind about me posting all of them I don't have the patience to deal with blogger uploading 60 something pictures. Too annoying so better yet here is my photographers blog she wrote about us and I think that it explains and shows all the pictures (pretty much) Enjoy! Leave her comments these are her work! She's awesome!

Priscilla B Photography

Tell her L sent you!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's Official

I am chopping my hair off within the next couple of weeks! I can't take it anymore!

I figure this is a good one (and it also may have something to do with my recent bout of "catch up" with The Hills) I love me some Lauren Conrad; and it also will be good to cover my gargantchuan forehead and it's still long enough that I can put it up and do interesting things with it!

PS: I have a suprise tomorrow!

Monday, March 23, 2009

How I spent my spring break

The title sounds much like a paper you would write after coming back from spring break in fifth grade. But much like when I was in fifth grade I didn't do much for spring break for the first time in 3 whole years.

You see, it has been a tradition of mine (and usually my best friend) to go on a trip together every spring break since we started college in 05' we did this for 2 years straight first going to Myrtle Beach in 06' and then getting a group together and renting a huge chalet for a week in Gatlinburg in 07'. In 08' I came down to Alabama to visit with J which was a big step for me because I had never drove that far alone but I made it and came back to KY engaged.

But this year, I just couldn't think of anything I would want to do. Besides go see my best friend of course which wasn't really an option since she was in the process of trying to get a new job! Which she got so everybody congratulate her! YAY!

But what I did do was sit in front of my TV and try to learn to crochet while watching every episode of Friends from season 1-10 in consecutive order and watching every episode of The Hills to date.

By far the lamest spring break yet,but owell I guess that comes with the new territory of being an old married woman now.

Oh by the way! I totally suck at crochet, I can do the stitches but I just can't keep my lines straight! Anyone have any good pointers?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Chicken Risotto

I made this last night for dinner. Once again as most of the recipes I try it was quick and easy, husband liked it so when it gets a man's two thumbs up then it definately goes into the keep file.

This is great for a weeknight meal, or could even be used as a side dish if you wanted. This recipe can go a million different ways. You can change the meat or the soup used, and the veggie.

1 tsp. of oil
1 1/2 cups of water
2 cups of white rice
1 lb. of boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can of green peas drained
1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Heat oil in pan on medium heat, cook and stir chicken until cooked.
2. Add in soup, water and peas and heat to boiling
3. Add in rice, cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until rice is tender
4. Add parmesan cheese heat until melted.
5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Some New Drugstore Favorites

I've recently been trying out a few new products because they've either 1. stopped making the previous product I was using or 2. I needed something new or wasn't satisfied with the results of the previous product. Plus with the economy the way it is I personally cannot afford to go out and spend a ton on beauty products. So here are some of my new favorite things from my medicine cabinet..

Dove's Smooth Cashmere Deodorant: this stuff is fantastic! I feel fresh and dry all day (even at the gym) and it smells absolutely wonderful the way I would describe it would be a fresh spring day! And the best part is it does work for 16 hours because I put it on in the morning and can still smell it (a slight hint) at night before I go to bed.....and of course it doesn't leave marks on my clothes and my armpits are now smooth LOL!

Almay self sharpening eyeliner crayon in Black Brown: this stuff is great it glides on smooth and doesn't drag like some eyeliners do. The packaging promises a 16 hour lasting power without smudging...and I'd say it gets pretty darn close to that. It's great for the $6 price tag.

Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Facial Scrub: I picked this up because in the morning when I wake up I would feel that my skin felt a little flaky and that my makeup wouldn't go on smooth even after washing my face with my Mary Kay face wash which is supposed to have exfoliators in it also but it just wasn't doing the trick so I got this because not only does it promise exfoliation but also to help even out skin tone which was a good hook for me because I have what I like to call ruddy skin it's just not even so I've been using this in the morning before putting on my makeup and using my Mary Kay products at night. It seems to be helping and J. said he has noticed an improvement in my skin tone so we'll see...It cost about $7 at Walmart.

Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray: I use a blow dryer on my hair about every other day and a straightening iron about once or twice a week so this stuff helps to keep damage control on my heat styled hair. It's good stuff for the money because I'm definitely not going to shell out the $30 for the CHI stuff...smells good too so that's a plus. It's about $4 at Walmart and Target

Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette: I just got this yesterday and I'm already addicted. It has 4 colors in it one that is slightly green tinted for covering up zits and toning down redness, and then a few other regular colors to cover up all areas of your face and so you can mix and match to get the correct color. It's $10 at Target and I say well worth it too!

What are some of your favorite drugstore beauty products?

Comment below!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Current Obsessions

I have recently become obsessed with some things I've come here is a list...

1. Youtube makeup and hair tutorials! You can find out how to do just about anything you can think of on there! If you are looking for how to do Lauren Conrad from The Hills braided headband you can find it! If you want a natural look to wear everyday or how to pluck your eyebrows it's there! Check it out! I can't stop watching!

2. Pioneer Woman Holy Batman folks this woman is just pure awesomeness! She has taught me most if not all I know about photoshop and I've tried like 4 of her recipes and dang they are GOOD! Check her out too!

3. Photoshop once again holy batman! My pictures have gotten so much better since I learned how to do even just the basics with this program! I took some of our engagement photos that didn't turn out so great and made the AWESOME, wall worthy even!

4. Photoshop actions are pure genius! Especially free ones! I found a bunch on Coffee Shop Actions and Pioneer Woman offers two huge sets for FREE! Check them out!

5. Stripped shortbread cookies from the dollar tree. Best cheapo cookies I've ever had! I've gone through an entire package in 2 days!

Ok I'm done....TGIF tomorrow and HOPEFULLY some wedding pictures! YAY!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

February Revisted and New for March

I started making goals for myself in February when I saw Katie from Bower Power does this monthly and it seems to help her get things done. So here we go we're gonna see my progress but first if you don't remember these are the goals I made for myself for the month of February...

I started FLYlady with my bestie so I want to keep on going with that; having someone to do the challenge with me and keep me motivated is really helping.

Make a propetual birthday & anniversary calender (I have a lot of birthdays and anniversaries to keep up with)

Organize and clean out the closets & drawers of old clothes and donate them

Make a list of basic clothes that I do need and slowly accumulate those basics

Get all thank you cards written and sent out (I'm a horrible person)

Clean out the Ipod and update it with some new music

Run three times a week using Bryn's method

And here is how I did:

I started FLYlady with my bestie so I want to keep on going with that; having someone to do the challenge with me and keep me motivated is really helping.-FAILED (it just wasn't working out for us so we devised our own plan and it is going fabulously more on that later!)

Make a propetual birthday & anniversary calender (I have a lot of birthdays and anniversaries to keep up with)-FAILED ( I didn't even get as close to making a list of all the birthdays and anniversaries much less making the book for them!)

Organize and clean out the closets & drawers of old clothes and donate them- Half Failed (I organized the closet, not the drawers didn't donate anything but got as far as buying new hangers!)

Make a list of basic clothes that I do need and slowly accumulate those basics-FAILED ( I did look a lot though!)

Get all thank you cards written and sent out (I'm a horrible person)-SUCCEEDED (all one billion of them...okay not a billion but a lot of them!)

Clean out the Ipod and update it with some new music-SUCCEEDED (I cleaned it out and put a FEW new songs I'm still accumulating!)

Run three times a week using Bryn's method.-SUCCEEDED (I have ran 3 times a week for the past 4 weeks and I feel great!)

Now onto the goals for March

Keep moving forward with our *3H* program

Make a list of all birthdays and anniversaries that are important to us

Donate the clothes I hate

Make the list of basic clothing items I need

Buy atleast 2 items off that list

Try 4 new recipes

Let's see how far I get this month! As you can see I broke down some of the goals I failed last month thinking that if I made it something smaller that I may be able to actually succeed this time! Wish me luck!

Baked Spaghetti With Chicken and Mushrooms

I made this recipe last night as I was only just going to make simple spaghetti with some sauce and mushrooms in it and some bread sticks to use up some leftover pasta sauce I had sitting around before it went bad. But then I remembered the other day my friend Jess telling me that she baked her spaghetti. So I was like why the heck not! Then it went from that to the husband asking for some meat in the meal because well he doesn't like meals without meat. So I scrounged around in the kitchen and found I had one frozen chicken breast left over and this is the meal that resulted from it. It's really good simple and makes a lot! So we're having it for left overs tonight. I didn't get this recipe from any where I just flew by the seat of my pants and it turned out well! You could do this with any type of meat such as ground beef or turkey and it would turn out just as well.

Now on to the recipe....

Baked Spaghetti with Chicken and Mushrooms

1 package of angel hair pasta (or spaghetti)
1 jar of pasta sauce
1 small can of mushrooms
1 frozen (large) chicken breast
Parmesan Cheese (the powder stuff)

1. Cook the frozen chicken breast as directed on the package
2. Boil the pasta until tender and drain
3. Put pasta in a 13x9 inch pan and pour in the pasta sauce and mix well
4. Shred the chicken and pour in the mushrooms and chicken mixture into the pan and mix well
5. Put a generous amount of parmesan cheese on top
6. Bake in the oven on 375 for 10-15 minutes
7. Enjoy!

Serving suggestions: Bread sticks, a green veggie such as broccoli or green beans, and sweet tea to drink.

Sorry no pictures of this one. I forgot to take one! I might take one and post it when I make my lunch.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Mine All Mine

I just ordered this dress from Forever 21 and I can't wait for it to come! It is perfect for spring time, maybe even a potential dress for J's flight school graduation! Even better is it is simple and could easily be dressed up or dressed down and it has POCKETS! Hello! I used to get so excited when I was a kid about my clothes having pockets (I'm weird I know!)

Now all I need are some cute accessories and shoes!

Short and Sweet

A few updates....once again sorry about not posting much last week I just really had nothing interesting to post about so I figured I wouldn't bore you with my uneventful life,but I'm back with some news.

We will HOPEFULLY have our wedding pictures by Friday of this week (if not next week) but keep your fingers crossed for this week because J & I (along with everyone else in our families) are VERY anxious to see them it has been almost 10 weeks since the wedding so we've had quite a wait but it will be well worth it! Priscilla is just the best thing since sliced bread in my opinion (you can check her out over there ---> in the links section under "Pretty Pictures") show her some love she's awesome!

On another note I have updated the blog a little bit with some new links and an about me section to hopefully maybe turn you on to a new blog or anything. And also to hopefully give you a little bit of insight about me as a person.

Anyways, we have offcially 6 weeks left of blackhawks and 4 weeks + 1-2 week wait for BOLOCIIIBravo so that is a total of approximately 12 weeks until we go home that is 3 months people 3 months! I can't stinkin wait!

I've also been shopping a lot lately I've found some nice things which I will blog about later this week. I'm also inspired fashionably by Chloe over at The Chloe Conspiracy, she dresses totally the way I aspire to dress and she's a freakin hoot! Plus she's petite just like me so she gives me some good ideas to things that would look good on our body type and she's cute as a button I love her red hair! Check her out! You'll fall in love too!

I've been trying lots of new recipes over the past few weeks and I'll be sure to post them this week also! I'm trying to get where I don't make the same thing every week I would like to make a recipe once a month if possible!

Anyways thats about all I have for now!

Later taters

Monday, February 23, 2009

Easy Shepherd's Pie

I got this recipe from and decided to give it a try. I've never made (or had) shepherd's pie before but it looked good so I gave it a whirl.

This was really simple and easy and VERY tasty the guys loved it and we had enough for left overs which is always great!

1 lb. of hamburger meat
2 cups of hot mashed potatoes (I made homemade mashed potatoes)
4 oz. of cream cheese
1 cup of cheddar cheese, divided
4 cups of frozen mixed veggies, thawed
1 cup of beef gravy
2 cloves of garlic, minced

1. Brown the beef in a large skillet until no longer pink, drain
2. Mix potatoes, garlic, cream cheese and half a cup of cheddar cheese, put aside
3. Mix thawed mixed veggies, meat and gravy together, put in a 13x9 pan
4. Spread potato mixture on top of meat/veggie mixture and sprinkle with remaining half cup of cheddar cheese.
5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes on 375

See now how easy was that?!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hair-apy Part I

I have been so bored with my hair lately (I have a love hate relationship with it honestly) that I've been considering chopping it all off to about just above my shoulders like I had it in high school BUT then I think about how long it took me to grow it out (2 1/2 years) and how I can put it up easily and do a few more things with it that I chicken out. My hair at this point is so long that it just hangs there like a mop. Boring and BLAH! So in my quest to find something new to do to my hair I decided I had one of two choices:

1. Dye my hair which I've really been wanting to dye it dark brown for a while especially after seen Reese Witherspoon in Walk The Line as June Carter Cash.


2. Find some new hair styles and see if that tickles my fancy.

So way back in October I had boudior photos taken for J. as a wedding gift. I had my hair done at a salon and I told the girl I wanted it like an old vintage pin-up girl would wear her hair. So what we came up with was loose wavy curls. Now what no one understands here is my hair does not EVER hold curl (not for very long atleast) but somehow this girl got it to stay AND to top it all off she curled it with a STRAIGHTENER!

In my quest for new hair styles I looked on youtube for videos on how exactly to curl your hair with a straightener and I struck gold!

Take a look, it seems so simple! This girl is funny.

After watching this I feel like I could possibly do this with a little bit of styling product and a good straightener. So tomorrow I'm going to head off and find a nice straightener and some good product.

Does anyone have any good suggestions for a good straightener (not a CHI) and product?

I'll let you in on the results!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

Or if you are single Happy Single's Awareness Day! (I do not miss those days!)

Just short and sweet for today. Hope everyone has a great Valentine's with their significant others. I'll be back on Monday (maybe Tuesday the hubby has a 3 day SCORE!)

Comment and tell me what you and your honey did for Valentines Day.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Everyone Else Is Doing It!

So you & I should too! No I'm not talking about jumping off a bridge, I'm talking about the Sproost find your style quiz, I saw Katie over at Bower Power had taken it & now John & Sherry at This Young House have done it so I jumped on the bandwagon so to say.

I have to say I tend to agree with this quizzes' results more than others I've taken in the past. Here are my results:

Nantucket Style

Oh how you love the beach! Who doesn't, right? And so your dream home is either perched in your favorite beach town, or you've brought that favorite beach town into your house.

Your art and accessories speak directly to the activities that are found at the beach. Pieces of driftwood you found here, pictures or paintings of the amazing views there. Things that remind you of the coast - surf boards or fishing boats - are found throughout the house.(not so much!) The feeling of the seaside is both abstract and literal in the design of your space. The fabrics are natural, cottons and linens and are light in color and touch. Much of the furniture is wood or wood framed (the lighter the better, think driftwood!) and wicker, when done right, is a must.

And since your true inspiration is the sea, the colors and textures in your home are the same that you would find at your favorite beach: white, light beiges and grays of the sand and driftwood, a variety of blues for the ocean and sky, and greens and vibrant blues of the sea glass� but the key is white! Your space should feel light and airy and give off the mood one has when at the beach: laid back!

Your furniture is comfortable and the layout is cozy. The more it reminds you of actually sitting on the warm sand, the better! And what do you do at the beach? Hang out with family and friends - and your home is just an extension of this play place. And though the space is filled with large white furniture, it somehow manages to feel both durable and casual.

**This pretty much describes the way I want my home to feel and the look I'm going for!**

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Drink Up

In my quest to be healthier these days I have taken up many new activities and trying to develop habits out of them. For example, I told you I've started running as a form of exercise. I'm also trying to eat healthier and drink more water.

Now I know it's been said that you should drink 8 8oz. glasses of water per day but if I were to do that it would send me to the bathroom every 10 minutes. So I found this hydration calculator that determines how much water you need to drink based on your weight, amount of exercise, the climate you live in, pregnancy/breast feeding, etc.

I admittedly weight 87 pounds (I've always been like this people!) I exercise for 25-30 minutes every other day I'm not pregnant or breastfeeding, I don't live in a harsh climate or a high altitude, nor am I sick with a fever or diarrhea.

Based on all of that I should drink 46.5 ounces of water a day to stay hydrated. So basically I will drink 48 oz. I have a measured bottle I take with me to the gym and it's 24 oz. so I'll just have to drink 2 of those which should be easy!

*edit* I'm an idiot I never realized I didn't link it up it's there now SO SO sorry guys!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Run Like The Wind

Well I officially started my running routine today that I mentioned in a previous post.

It wasn't so bad. I definitely worked up a sweat but I wasn't dying. To me that is pretty darn great considering I have not exercised in a good 4 years!

I definitely recommend the routine that Bryn over @ Newlywedisms tried. It is definitely a great way to work up to being able to run for awhile.

Another thing that I really love about exercising is that I feel GREAT after and I have A LOT more energy throughout the day. Plus, it encourages me to drink more water than I have been.

I went all gungho last night and bought two new shirts and a pair of running pants, some new sports bras, socks and a water bottle. I also got a new pair of running shoes which J. got me for Valentine's Day. Such a sweetie I tell ya!

What I did was walk at a pretty good pace (about 3.2 on the treadmill monitor)for 10 minutes; then I ran at about 5.2 for one minute then walked at 3.2 for one minute and continued this for 10 minutes. Then I did a cool down for 5 minutes. I will do the run 1/walk 1 2 more times (Wednesday & Friday) and then next Monday I'll do run 2/walk 2 for 3 days and then just work my way up from there.

If anyone would like to join in on the challenge with me I definitely encourage you to do so! Just comment below and let me know. You can do this outside or inside on a treadmill; which is my method of choice because I'd probably trip and kill myself running outside!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

February Goals (a little late)

Katie over at Bower Power does this every month & I also saw Working Woman's Guide to Domestic Success (that's a mouth full!) is also attempting. I think this is a novel idea because it makes you think in shorter terms as far as time goes so that may help me because I have a hard time when I know a goal is going to take forever to accomplish. So maybe month by month will help out.

I started FLYlady with my bestie so I want to keep on going with that; having someone to do the challenge with me and keep me motivated is really helping.

Make a propetual birthday & anniversary calender (I have a lot of birthdays and anniversaries to keep up with)

Organize and clean out the closets & drawers of old clothes and donate them

Make a list of basic clothes that I do need and slowly accumulate those basics

Get all thank you cards written and sent out (I'm a horrible person)

Clean out the Ipod and update it with some new music

Run three times a week using Bryn's method

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Product Love: Cover Girl Lash Exact Eyelights Mascara

OK, usually I don't do this but I just had to tell you guys about this stuff. In early January I decided it was finally time to throw the old mascara away and buy a new tube. I usually go with Maybelline Full Lash but decided to try something new on a whim.

I was going to try the Almay eye color enhancing mascara but at almost $10 at Walmart I decided to walk the other way. So as I was perusing the aisles I found this and it was basically the same exact thing as the Almay mascara just $3 cheaper so I tossed it in my cart and decided to give it a whirl.

I brought it home and decided to use it that day. Let me tell ya I love this stuff! It really does "brighten your eyes" as they say on the package. Even with just the mascara on and nothing else I feel more made up and fresh than I did previously with a whole ton of gunk on my face.

J. even noticed a difference. That day he walked in and said "you look different, but good different. What is different? Are you wearing makeup?" I replied "yeah just not a whole lot like usual" and he said he liked it so that gives it even more kudos if the husband notices and likes it!

Anyways, as far as the product goes it doesn't clump and it comes in either waterproof or just regular non waterproof. I got the waterproof and I don't have any problem with raccoon eyes or anything it stays put all day long (and long into the night when I forget to take it off before going to bed) man if Hilary knew I said that she'd show me pictures of eyelash mites again and tell me creepy eyelash falling out stories.

So, in terms of a number rating I give this mascara a 9, and that's only because when I do take it off at night I kind of have to be a little generous with the eye makeup remover and work a little harder than usual to take it off but to me it's worth it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My work is getting in the way of my blogging!

I'm sorry everyone really I am! It seems every time there is going to be a lull in the storm there comes another big wave of work to do. But I'll try and be better about blogging more often even when it's really heavy with work! Wish me luck!

But to make up for it I have a great recipe that I found on fellow blogger Heather's blog and decided to try. Plus you should definitely read her stuff she's great!

Easy Beef Stroganoff
Source: Heather of Heather Drive

- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 (12-16 oz.) package egg noodles
- 1 packet Lipton Beefy Onion Soup
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup water
- 1 (16 oz.) container of sour cream

1. Start water to boil for noodles. In medium skillet, brown beef over medium-high heat.

2. Once beef is brown, add soup packet with enough water to moisten it. Mix well until soup mix is combined with beef.

3. When water is boiling, add egg noodles and cook according to package instructions. Once done, drain. Return noodles to pot and put back on stove over low heat.

4. Add beef/soup mixture to noodles. Add sour cream until creamy (we usually end up using the whole container). Stir until well combined and heated through. Serve immediately.

This is quick & easy and makes A LOT we had enough left over for one lunch & dinner the next night!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wedding Dress Evolution

First of all, I'm sorry I haven't been posting much lately. Time has gotten away from me and I had to run home for a few days to take care of some things but now I'm back to boring hum-ho Alabama until May (hopefully!)

I think I should really just quit appologizing.

Today I want to show you the evolution of my wedding dress. It changed ALOT from the time I tried it on to the time I actually wore it at the wedding.

First, here is a picture of me the day I tried it on. As you can tell I was not really feeling it, I had found the dress online and thought it was great so I tried it on. But that bow really bugged me and the color was just not right. I knew it had great potential though. So I ordered it.

Next,here it is the day I picked it up in July. Once again not really feeling it but it could have been that 1. the bow was still there and 2. it fit horribly! That's me with my bridesmaid Aim (right dress wrong color). I do like the color I knew I wanted white from the very beginning. So we are on our way!

Getting closer...

I dont have a picture of it after I had it altered (it disappeared somewhere) but I had it actually fitted, bra cups put in, and the bow is gone WOOT!

And finally the last stage...

Even after having it altered and fitted I just couldnt keep the dress up comfortably so I had seen that you could have sleeves put on your dress at Davids and they were relatively inexpensive so I picked out some and my mom sewed them in.

So here is me in the dress the day of the wedding quite a difference dont ya think!?

Me with my bridesmaids


J & I (this is a better view of the sleeves)

So there you have it ladies & gents the evolution of my wedding dress!

Did your dress take a drastic change before your wedding? Did you have more than one dress or anything that you didn't like that you changed? I'd love to hear about it!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Day #4 Household Goals

Welcome to the last day of goals week! Hopefully each of you has taken something away from this and maybe even set a goal for yourself! Or maybe even felt more motivated to achieve your previously set goals. I know it's hard to stay motivated all the time but as my husband says "you have to keep your eye on the prize." You can do this in many ways you can put a picture of something you are saving up to buy somewhere where you see it every day, or put a little reminder all over the house of what you are really working toward. Also, always try to encourage yourself and tell the ones you love to encourage you also, because if you know that those around you are wanting you to achieve your goal also you will be more likely to in the end!

So here are my household goals for 2009!

Keep in mind that I am a new wife that comes with a whole new list of wonderful things to achieve!

1. Learn to cook properly: I'm tired of cooking things from a box I want to be able to cook from scratch the way my grandmother does. Now there is nothing wrong with a meal from a box every once in awhile but it is certainly not healthy to have it often. So learning to cook from scratch will help me provide better more healthier meals for my husband and I.

2. Join FLYlady and stick to it: there are so many wonderful things about this program, she is like your own little motivator in your email inbox! Everytime you open it she is there cheering you on and encouraging you to get things done! How great is that?! She's not all about house cleaning anymore she now covers exercise and budgeting also.

3. Decorate my home simply and fugally: as I said in my post below that we are currently saving for a new house sometime in 2011. So I don't need to go out and buy a whole bunch of things that I think look good in our townhome right now, when they might not work for our new home. I tend to decorate in a neutral color pallate so hopefully anything that I do acquire can be carried over into the new house.

4. Create a budget: I think this should have gone on yesterday's post but owell, when we return home J will be deploying almost immediately so we are allotted a certain amount of money each month for certain things like living allowance for housing and subsistance (food)so since it will most likely only be me living in the house I'll only have to feed myself which shouldnt cost an arm and a leg (hopefully)so since we are saving to buy (or build) a new house I don't need to go and spend a lot of money on clothes or household stuff and crash our savings right into the ground like i've seen some women do when their husbands deploy (this is not the way to go ladies) I believe deployments are a great time to save save save! Not only for us National Guard families but for active duty families too! You see NG doesn't make a lot of money all the time, only when they are on active duty do they make a good amount. So we need to save our pennies to use for those times when the money isn't so good. But during deployments NG soldiers are making the same amount as their active duty counterparts. With active duty soldiers they are making a bit more than usual because of family seperation pay and hazardous duty pay. So save it don't blow it!

5. Keep a clean house that is always ready for company: much like I want to keep myself always ready for company or ready to go I want to keep my house in the same situation! No more rushing around to pick up all the crap laying around so my friends can come over for lunch or being embarassed when a friend stops by unexpectedly and there is a huge mess in the kitchen/living room.

Hope everyone has a good and prosperous New Year!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Day $3 Financial Goals

Welcome to day 3 of goals week! Today we're going to talk about financial goals (btw I apologize for mixing up my days this should have been yesterday's post but owell!)

I have 3 goals!

1. Start saving to pay off my school loans: I am about $8,000 in dept for school which I know isn't a lot compared to some folks but it's a good chunk of change. My plan is to save enough to pay it off in one lump sum when it comes due a year after I graduate. I want to pay for it with my own money because I don't believe it's fair to ask my husband to pay it off for me.

2. Save to buy one of these bad boys! Yup I've been drooling over this camera for years now, and now that I am taking a photography course and I'll actually know how to use a camera the correct way by the end of it, I want a nice camera. I don't want it for professional reasons, I want it just for personal reasons. Just because I love to take nice pictures.

3. Make better financial decisions in a rough economy! Next time I go grocery shopping or clothes shopping or any kind of shopping for that matter I plan to ask myself a few questions: 1. Do I REALLY need that new shirt or magazine, 2. Could I do without it? 3. Would I actually use or wear what I'm purchasing enough to makeup for the price?

I have these goals because in middle to late 2011 we plan on buying (or building) a new house so we need to save our $$$ for the mortgage, fixing up the town house so we can rent it out, and new furniture and decor!

What are your financial goals for 2009?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Say it isn't so!

Word is my beloved Old Navy may be closing doors sometime this year!

Article here: trust me it gets worse

Day #2 Educational Goals

Well today this is going to be short and simple because I have 2 goals as far as my education goes this year.

1. Get a 4.0 GPA for the spring semester.


2. Get accepted into the radiography program and kick it's ass (meaning get all A's)

See easy peasy lemon squeezy.

How about you do you have any educational or work related goals?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Day # 1: Health & Beauty

Welcome to day one of goals week here at He + Me = We, today we're going to take a look at my goals as far as my health and outward appearance go.

1. Exercise more and get into a routine for exercising: this is because I am basically a couch potato right now, the most I do all day is clean and go to the grocery store. Most of my day is spent on a comfy couch or in a chair doing school work. And even though I may be a mere 90 pounds (I'm 5'1") I have began to see the changes in my body from when I was in high school and I really don't like it so in order to fix that I'm going to start exercising more (hopefully with a friend) and now that I have access to a free gym on post I wont be able to have the excuse of "it costs too much money".

2. Always look presentable no matter what you are doing that day: this comes from my friend Christena, no matter what at the drop of a hat she is ready to go anywhere and even when I just drop by her house she looks great even if she's been sitting around the house all day her hair is done she is wearing nicer clothes (not her pajamas) and she has shoes on and her makeup is done so she's ready to go no matter when or ready for company. I need to be like that, she says it makes you feel better about yourself when you know you look better and you aren't embarrassed when the post man shows up to the door unexpectedly with a package.

3. Floss every day: this needs no explanation it just needs to be done more often

4. Drink more water: once again I don't think this needs any explanation

5. Eat healthier well balanced meals: Lets face it I don't eat the best foods and to me the best foods are fried and greasy. I know subconsciously that it is bad for me but consciously I'm saying "oh it tastes so good" I need to eat more fruits, and veggies. I'm hoping to learn more about healthy eating by taking a nutrition class this semester.

6. Don't buy one more fashionable item of clothing before I develop a "basic wardrobe": OK I know you have all seen Tim Gunn's show on Bravo (even I who doesn't have TV has seen it before)well he has a list and just about every other fashion "pro" out there has their opinion of what every girl should have in their closet, 90% should be basics and only 10% should be fashionable. So I'm going to go through my clothes and get rid (donate) the old things and start adding new things and this will hopefully give me the gumption to get up every morning and put on some real clothes because I will actually love my clothes and the way my clothes look on me!

Well that's it for day one! What are some of your health and beauty goals for 2009 I'd love to hear them!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Goals Week 2009

Welcome everyone to the first annual goals week here on He + Me = We! The purpose of this week is going to be me discussing my personal goals for each facet of my life. Since getting married I have taken on a couple of new facets, not only as a wife but as a homemaker.

So as to not bore you with a REALLY long post about all my many goals for myself this year I am going to separate them into categories for each day.

Now, I don’t like to refer to my goals as “new years resolutions” because to me it seems resolutions are made to be broken. I really do want to keep these goals and achieve them! So that is exactly what I am going to do ACHIEVE them!

Without further ado here is a list of what you will see for the next 4 days here on He + Me = We

Day 1 (Tuesday): Health & Beauty
Day 2 (Wednesday): Financial
Day 3 (Thursday): Educational
Day 4 (Friday): Household

I hope you join me for the rest of the week & I encourage each and every one of you to share your goals with me, I love to hear from my readers!

“See” you all here tomorrow!

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Monday will resume normal posting!

I'm working on some good posts and cannot wait to show off some of our professional pictures from our wedding (as soon as we get them!)

But I will be posting about all sorts of things come Monday! I start back to school for the semester Monday as well, but I have lots to talk about and plan on doing some designated post for our wedding and honeymoon so everyone can see all the fun!

I also plan to tell you my new years resolutions (albeit late, but better late than never don't ya think?) and my get organized 2009 plan!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I'm Back & We're Married!

Hi everyone sorry it has been so long but I just now had some free time to write since getting back home to finish up wedding plans have the wedding and go on our honeymoon, the holidays, and move back down to Alabama for a few more months, then getting "enlisted" (haha) into the Army (which I finally got done today!) I hope everyone will come back! I promise I have TONS of good stuff coming!

But just to hold you over until I can get started on all that good stuff I promised here are a few pictures.

Favorite picture from our wedding so far (from our lovely friend Kathryn)

On our honeymoon (in Cozumel)

And me w/my new military ID (or what I like to call "the freedom card")