Thursday, June 28, 2012

What I love Whenevers

Well I always miss what I love Wednesday, so here are my "What I love Whenevers" 
Happy looking!

I am loving maxi dresses/skirts lately. I only have two, and I barely ever wear them, but I am totally loving them on these girls!

I am loving always. These little babies are my current obsession. 

I love that I ran a muddy race with my hubs and best friend this weekend. So much fun!
Check it out at, if it comes to your city, GO! 
Or you could host your own little muddy race!

I am loving that I am making this yummy dinner tonight. 
You can get the recipe HERE!

I am loving this funny website I saw on Pinterest. You send your kids artwork and they send you back a toy. Pinning this for when I have kids. 

I love this piece of advice, and often think of it when cleaning the house, making dinner ect.

I am LOVINGGGG this little beauty. I am waiting for an occasion to make it worth buying. 

I love this cuuutttee idea! I am planning to make it for our friends who are called to the mission field! So simple, and so precious. 

I am absolutly loving these mismatched chairs all painted the same color. 

I (think) I am loving matte nails. What do you think? 
I don't know if I can give up my shine.

Lastly, I am loving my bff. 
This girl. 
What a cutie, right? Visit her HERE!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Front Door Makeover

I am co-hosting what I like to call a lingerie-shower-bachelorette-party-extravaganza for one of my best friends this weekend! I am so excited for several reasons.
1) because I love her to pieces and am so thrilled to be apart of her upcoming wedding.
2) because its going to be a very very nice break from all my school.
...and maybe most importantly...
3) because I thought volunteering to host a party at my place, would help
motivate me to finish some projects around the house!
Win-win, right??

(You can look forward to some Bachelorette posts after this weekend!)

House project #1: Front Door

    I found this inspiration from Pinterest (while scrolling through my app during Finance class, oops) and decided that first and foremost I would tackle our door.
Every house needs a cute front door, and we certainly did not have one.
How freaking adorable, right???

I totally adore the mint but it doesn't really match my exterior paint and/or interior decor. So I decided for my "Front Door Makeover" I would go dark blue. 

I used a Home Depot coupon and snagged a high gloss quart of this Olympic paint color called "Spangled Banner" for $7.99
I forgot to snap a picture before I started painting away, but I figured you could use your imagination...It was just a old, dirty, white door. 
(P.S. those are my DIY striped curtains, as well)

After two coats of paint, a little dry time, and a cutesy DIY wreath, this is our final product. 
(Wish I had some pictures of it closed, from the outside of the house, but the sun was too bright to get a decent view of it today.)
It looks nothing like my Pinterest inspiration. 
I like to think it looks more "me", which I love. 
I considered adding the little numbers like in the Pinterest picture, but after hanging the wreath I felt like it might be too much. So for now, it is finished!

I purchased the wreath supplies at Hobby Lobby 
Twig wreath- $4.99
Wooden letter- $2.99
Flowers $8.99 
(with 40% off coupon)
Raffia bow-had at home
Spray paint- had at home

Paint+paint brush- $10.00
Wreath= $14.00

I am a pretty happy girl. 


Sunday, June 17, 2012

summer summer go away

Dear blog friends, 

There is nothing sweet about this post, no pictures, and no cute quotes. 

But I am so overwhelmed. Can I please just whine for a second?
I study all day everyday. I barely have time to shower or eat and I've gotten like 10 hours of sleep in the last 3 days. Not only do I never have time to blog, goodness knows, I have nothing to blog about. Over the last 3 weeks, Ive cooked nothing, put on nothing cute to where, and have not even thought about cleaning the house. 

Feeling overwhelmed and underachieved. Don't know if Im going to pass these classes, don't know when I will graduate. Wishing I could do more for my hubs, and dying to get some rest. Summer school please end. 


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Birthday fun

We celebrated my husbands birthday yesterday, and we had so much fun!

Mark, I am so thankful that in the lovely month of June, 3 years ago, I found you. My life has never been the same since. Happy birthday, love. I am looking forward to many more birthdays shared with you.

Flashback: Mark and I three years ago. I made him a birthday cake two days after we started dating!

I've slacked since then, because I didn't even make him a cake...Heck, I didn't even have his name written on it. Thanks Kroger. 

However, I did coming home from school wearing a birthday hat, blowing a horn, toting balloons and a huge card and throwing confetti everywhere (which I later had to sweep up)! 

Its hard to see, but I threw confetti at Mia too! She loved the birthday festivities!
P.s. Don't judge the yard, we are working on it! Step 1; tear down that random wood frame. 
P.s.s. It was raining, thats why Im wearing boots in June.

Happy Birthday, Mark! I love you times a million.