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