Last night on Jimmy Fallon for Thanksgiving it
was a music parody. Jimmy, Rashinda Jones, and Carrie Underwood sang
popular songs with Thanksgiving and Christmas influence. Check it out
11/22/13 Best Coin Ever
A video that will make you smile and warm your
11/21/13 Black Friday
HOLIDAY SHOPPING TIPS
How To Stay In Control Shopping for the holiday gifts is supposed to be
part of the joy
of the holiday season. Unfortunately many people find
themselves exhausted, stressed, over budget and under satisfied
with their purchases. Why does this happen?
It happens because shopping is a behavior that we don’t really
pay attention to until it is too late. We may think about what
to buy, but we rarely plan for how to buy. This time of the year,
everything around us, every retailer, every message is saying-
buy, buy, buy. Heading out into the sea of retail without a plan
for keeping your spending in check is a recipe for a spending
So this holiday season we need to plan just a bit. Here are five
simple steps to help you keep things in check.
S.M.A.R.T. Holiday Shopping
S-et a goal (how much & for who)
M-onitor your spending
A-rrange for shopping success
R-ecruit a budget team
1. Set a goal how much are you going to spend? - pick an amount
and write it down. Who will receive gifts? Make two lists. The
first is of people who you must purchase gifts for and the
second of people you would like to purchase for if there is
2. Monitor your spending. Write down how much you spend and on
what next to each person on your list. Keep a running tab of the
total spent. Writing it down will keep you within you spending limits.
3. Arrange for shopping success. Set things up to make sure you
don’t over spend and that you get your shopping done. If possible
make an envelope of holiday shopping funds and only bring that
during your shopping. Set enough time to shop so that you don’t
find yourself making last minute, poorly thought out, impulse
4. Recruit a budget support team. Let one other person know how
much you have budgeted. Knowing that someone else knows and that
you may have to report to them will help keep you in check.
5. Treat yourself. Set aside a predetermined amount of money
that you will use to purchase something for yourself, give to
charity, or do what ever you wish with it if you stick to your
budget. Having this incentive will help.
Using these skills will help you keep tabs on your shopping.
Remember-retailers want you to buy and there’s nothing wrong
with that as long as you are spending on your terms and not
driving yourself into debt. A little planning can go a long
way to reducing the stress and the over spending during the
11/18/13 Christmas Came
11/12/13 35 Things You Absolutely
MUST Agree Upon Before Getting Married
Well if you are like me who will be getting
married less than a year you might want to talk to your Fiancé about
some of the things you probably haven't discussed.
If you ask the experts what an engaged couple should discuss before they
get married and you'll probably hear something along the lines of
"money, chemistry, and kids." With all due respect to the experts, I
think they may want to work on that list a little bit. Sure, those are
What about the things carefully designed to drive husbands and wives up
the wall? The Tiny hairs left in the sink after a shave? The plates just
thrown in the
dishwasher? There are 35 things
couple absolutely must solve before there wedding!
1. Does the toilet paper go over or under the roll?
2. Cats? Dogs? Both?
3. Can you eat breakfast for dinner?
4. Cold pizza: yes or no?
5. Is it acceptable to open presents as they arrive or do you have
to wait for the actual birthday or holiday?
6. Should the dirty forks and knives go in the dishwasher with the
handle sticking out of the utensil tray or down in the utensil tray?
7. Is it acceptable to leave dishes in the sink to "soak" overnight,
or do they need to be cleaned before bed?
8. Toothpaste: cap on or cap off?
9. Again on the toothpaste: roll it from the bottom or just squeeze
10. Are towels a one-time use item or do you use the same towel
until laundry day?
11. How about washcloths?
12. Road trip or flying?
13. What's the right thread count for sheets?
14. What brand of toilet paper?
15. Mayo or Miracle Whip?
16. Pepsi or Coke?
17. Can you eat the holiday candy out in the display bowl or must it
be left there for display?
18. What is YOUR definition of camping?
19. Turn the thermostat down when you go out or leave it alone?
20. At what point is a garbage bag too full to stuff more trash in
21. How many times is it acceptable to hit the snooze button?
22. Thrift store shopping: great deals or gross?
23. How far in advance is it OK to plan a vacation?
24. Restaurant reservations: necessary or too restrictive?
25. Roller coasters: love 'em or hate 'em?
26. More chocolate chips, less cookie or more cookie, less chips?
27. How much orange juice must be left in the container for it to be
returned to the fridge?
28. Chip clips or just roll the bag up?
29. Call the doctor or just take some medicine at home?
30. Where is the prime location for the TV remote to stay?
31. Is it OK to have a TV in the bedroom?
32. Should folded clothes be put away, or is it OK to just pull as
needed from the basket of clean laundry?
33. Do you need to write a grocery list or just wait until you're
walking around the store to figure out what you need?
34. Making the bed: must-do or waste of time because you're just
going to get back in it?
35. Is it OK to shave/clip toenails in the
See? So many issues, so little time to get them
straightened out before you're grumbling about that dishwasher.
All right, weigh in: what drives you batty about your partner that you
wish you'd settled before the wedding?
11/11/13 Two Kids Having
Thank goodness for glass!
11/01/13 What Is She
This wonderful baby tears up while her mother is
singing Sara Evans, "My Heart Can't Tell You No." She's not crying to
cry, but it seems (to me)
that she's blown away with her mother's voice and how she sings it. No?
Take a look.
10/18/13 This is
Halloween, This is Halloween
We are at the start of the holiday season with
Halloween. When it comes to Halloween, do you tend to decorate small or
go all out? It's always
fun to go all out just like some of these houses.
Makes you want to watch the movie. Right?
Who you going to call? GHOSTBUSTERS!!!
10/08/13 Decisions, Decisions,
It's a lot of decision making for Josh and
I over our wedding. When you have a serious conversation with your
partner over what the menu
should be at the reception like.... Peppercorn Chicken or Beef Tips his
response (as he flips to the kids menu) mini hot dogs, tots, and fruit
****Roseanne bangs head on notebook**** When we discussed what kind of
cake route we should go with (traditional cake, cupcakes, or both)
his response, "can we have a half and half cake?" What? What is a half
and half cake? Then he showed me.
Except it would be Bengals on his side instead
of batman. ****Roseanne bangs head on notebook again****
9/24/13 This Made Me
Laugh Over and Over and Over!
9/06/13 Meet The Next
If you are having a bad day just watch the
video. It will make you SMILE!
If you don’t already know, summer is my favorite
season because I LOVE to wear my shorts and flip flops. Now that it’s
almost coming to an end (tear)
I’m starting to get a little pumpkin fever. Since we went to September
all I have been seeing lately on Facebook and TV is PUMPKIN! Pumpkin
cookies, pumpkin frozen drinks,pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin air
fresheners, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin donuts! I think I might turn
pumpkin! I did buy the Glade pumpkin spice air freshener for my kitchen,
and let’s just say it makes me want to bake pies and cookies all day!
Ready or not fall is coming!
Check out one of my favorite pumpkin treats I love to make below!
Prep time: 15
box (13.5 oz) Cinnamon Chex® Cereal
cups white chocolate chips
dried unsweetened cranberries
roasted and salted pumpkin seeds
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
powdered sugar, divided
In a large bowl combine Cinnamon Chex Cereal, cranberries and pumpkin
seeds. Set aside.
a double broiler or microvave carefully melt the white choocolate. Add
the pumpkin pie spice until fully incorporated.
Pour the white chocolate mix over the chex cereal and fold it into the
cereal, fruit, and seeds are all covered evenly.
Divide the powdered sugar between 2 large bags. Add half of the cereal
to each bag. Shake until the powdered sugar fully coats the cereal.
Lay on a baking sheet to dry. Store in airtight container.
8/27/13 You Feeling Okay
Lady Antebellum will be kicking off there "Take
Me Downtown Tour 2014" January 9th in Charleston, West Virgina. I guess you
can say Charles is
"Gaga" about getting things off to a great start! Check out where you
can find them around the area
8/06/13 Secret Talent
I came across a video on youtube that made me
think of my mom. It's a clip of two guys going against each other in a
typing competition. Have you
ever heard of a typing competition? Seems like an episode on Big Bang
Theory. My mother back in the day did these competitions. (By back in
day.... it was a typewriter competition). She had to type correctly (both
hands on the keyboard), no spelling errors, have the letters she was
correctly spaced, and get it
She went all the way to nationals! I should enter her in one of these
competitions today and see how she would do.
I would love to see her go
the winner of the guy in this video!
8/03/13 Pumped Up For
Can you believe it's almost football season!
Bring on the tailgates, touchdowns, and big screen TV's. Carrie
Underwood who is the new
voice of "Sunday Night Football" just released a sneak peek of her
version of the song. She sounds she is ready for football too! It
defiantly gets you ready for the game! Take a listen below.
7/29/13 Day Of Fun!
This past Saturday my
fiancé Josh and I had a day! We went down to Cincinnati to go
watch the Bengals have one of their open to the public
practice camps (Josh is a huge fan...it was free... I survived). He was
excited that he got few autographs from the players and the coach.
he told me since I was a good sport going with him to watch football he
wanted to take me to a big outlet store on our way home. We head up the
outlets in Monroe which I do have to say I got a great deal on a Coach
purse! First Coach purse too! As Josh said to me on our way home, "You
ladies and purses."
7/12/13 Thinking Of You
Carrie's lastest song "See You Again" is one
that has been in my head for the past couple of days. Just a great song
with a positive message
saying I will see you again. If it's your husband or
friend leaving for the war or someone that just passed away. It's a song
of hope and that your
thinking of them.
07/11/13 How Many?!?
Check out this website
howmanyofme.com. Fun way to find out how many people have your name.
With my name found out there are 6,325
people with my name. That's a lot of Roseanne's!
07/02/13 How To Fold A
Shirt in Less than 2 Seconds
No excuses now!!! (My mother would be so proud
06/24/13 Don't Look
Last night I was on my couch watching aerialist
Nik Wallenda doing a tight-rope walk over the Little Colorado River
Gorge near the Grand Canyon
in Arizona. No harness, just him and the rope. I kept putting my face in
my pillow because it was something you wanted to watch but at the same
you have to
look away. Longest twenty minutes watching TV!
06/21/13 Bring On The
Sunshine, Shorts, and Sand!
Happy first day of SUMMER!!!! It's officially
here! This means now to bring out the slip n' slide, Cedar Point....
Gatekeeper I'm coming, slushies (grape if you should ask),
fair, BBQ's, the beach, getting a tan, getting sunburned (already
happened), and of course all the great concerts coming around! Country
Concert less then a month
away! SOOO much to do this summer and I can't hardly wait!
5/24/13 Happy Memorial Day
I am ready for the long weekend! Bring on the
BBQ's, parade's, and good times! I have been on pintrest
finding great recipes for the cookout on Monday. Watermelon, corn on the
cob, and deserts of course. Can't figure
out though which
entrée to make. Steak or pulled pork? I'm a steak lover but I
found a pulled pork slider reciepe
that looked pretty good. Decisions.....Descisions..... Decisions.
5/21/13 What Really
Watching this video made me to cry and smile at
the same time. If you watch, you will understand. Great story of a great
5/20/13 Just A Good Day
I was able to go to Fremont this past weekend to
see my family. Hung out with my cousin Arika to celebrate her career BIG
ADULT job of now being an official third
grade teacher! My brother Tom is home from college so I got a chance to
hang out with him at home which was nice. Tom and I we played a lot of
There is something about playing catch in the front yard with someone
that makes life enjoyable. Oh and I washed my car too! Good weather,
good company, good day!
5/13/13 Everything Was
I think the ringing in my ears stopped! Last
Wednesday took my fiancée's cousin to go see Taylor Swift's Red Concert
in Columbus. Let's just say when you
get thousands and thousands of girls together in one building your ears
are going to ring off the hook just from all the screaming. Which they
allowed too in this situation! It was a fun night! Before you got to see
Taylor, Florida Georgia Line kicked off the night with all of there hits
from "Cruise" to "Get Your Shine On"! Let's just say all the girls
including myself were warming up our voices at that time. Next, Ed
Sheeran came on the
stage and performed his butt off. This guy, it's AMAZING of what he can
do! Singing, rapping like crazy, to playing so hard on his guitar I
strings were going to bust off! Then of course the next one to take the
stage was Miss Swift! Taylor, she knows how to rock a show! From her
songs, to her different sets on stage, outfits, and almost everything
RED it was good. It was extra nice when she was singing her latest hit
came closer to the back of the crowd with two guys carrying her to a
smaller stage where she danced and sang a couple of songs from there.
was an awesome night to hang out with a bunch of girls and scream like
Kalyn and I before the show
Taylor saying hi to her fans in the back..... She even did an O-H-I-O
5/07/13 When The Ants
Come Marching In
I love spring! I love everything about spring
EXCEPT for one thing, ANTS! I know it's that time when they start to say
hi again but does it have to
be inside my house!?!? They always give me the heebie-jeebies when I see
them inside and I can't stand it! I came home last Thursday from
work, and on the counter in the kitchen there they were. I took paper
towels and started to wipe them in the sink for them to go to ant
they don't die easily either. I have bug spray to kill them but can't
use it since we have cats in the house. Until I find any pet friendly
spray, IT'S WAR!!!
5/06/13 You Will Thank
Me Later When You Read This
I know and you know we don't like to clean
(unless you are my mother, she is like Danny Tanner from the TV show
Full House). I like to get my cleaning
done fast and as painless. Found some great tips I never thought of from
Readers Digest that I will use now on!
#1. Use coffee filters instead of paper towels
to clean your windows. Paper towels can leave streaks and lint on the
glass. Coffe filters won't, and
they're just as cheap.
#2. Clean your microwave with a cup of water and
baking soda. Just mix it together, and microwave it until it starts
boiling. It'll get rid of any weird
smell that's been lingering, and also make it eaiser to wipe down the
inside. Use coffee cup so you have a handle to grab when you take it
#3. Use dryer sheets to clean your window
blinds. It creates an anti-static barrier that helps prevent dust from
building up again.
#4. To clean oven, use a wet pumice stone.
Obviously, that's for really tough, blackened build-up. You don't want
to scratch anything. According to
Reader's Digest, it works better than anything you can buy in a spray
#5. Use a denture tablet to clean your toilet.
Just drop one in and leave it for at least 30 minutes. Or overnight if
it's REALLY bad. After it dissolves,
any stains on ther inside of the bowl should come off easily with a
4/30/13 It's Butt
It's been awhile since I have worked out at a
gym (treadmills and I don't get along) and I know I need to get in shape
because Josh and I want to get our engagement pictures done
this August. When you're a girl, you want to look your best! That's why
I decided to start Zumba here in Findlay. Let me tell you it's the
perfect workout for me! Dancing mixed
with exercise, it's a match make in heaven. Hopefully when August comes
around, this girl is looking good!
4/23/13Do You Cook Pudding?
I was telling
Mary our receptionist yesterday how I made a banana pudding pie over the
weekend. She asked me if I cooked the pudding or not.
She had me all confused by the word “cooked”. Cook the pudding? I just
mix the powder and milk together, put it the pie crust, and in the
Cook pudding? Never in my wild mind did I think you cooked pudding. Call
me young. She said that’s how she likes it. It has a better taste then
What do you do when it comes to making pudding? Do you cook it or do it
the Roseanne way and use instant?
4/22/13Prom Dress….Out Of Style?!?!
My mother has
already started a little spring cleaning and was going through my old
room and noticed that I still have my bridesmaid dress that I
wore last summer and my junior prom dress hanging in the back of the
closet. So, I figure it’s time to get rid of them. I told mom to take it
to a local
store that takes already used dresses to see how much we can get for the
dresses. She did then called me back saying they won’t take my prom
dress because it’s out of style! WHAT! I don’t understand how it’s out
of style. It’s a simple rose pink dress with little butterfly clips to
give it that sparkle.
Sorry it’s not neon with jewels bedazzled everywhere. Wasn’t that typeof
a girl. You be the judge with the picture below. Does it look out of
style or not?
4/15/13 Three Girls And
My cousin Arika, our friend Sam, and I took a
mini get-a-way to Indiana this past weekend where I think every woman
was or wished they were at.
The Vera Bradley Outlet Sale! This sale is like Black Friday for women.
Purses, tots, everything a girl goes ohhhh-ahhhh over. What's sad we
we were going to buy and mapped out our route (seriously). This is where
you put the war paint on! If a guy was present you felt bad for
him only to know he was
just there to hold the bags. It was crazy but a lot of fun! Not so much
for my credit card though.....
4/10/13 New York, New
Past weekend was in New York with Josh and our
friends. Good couple of days just to get out of Ohio. Well.....
the main reason we were there was Wrestlemania. Josh and his friends had
to go see it this year. That's okay
because us girls got to go see the Broadway "Chicago." Other then that
we did a lot in 3 days! Time Square, 9/11 memorial,
Central Park, Horse-N-Buggy going down Time Square, NY Cheesecake, Grand
Central, Riding the Subway (that included a
from two young break dancers, plus I got to go see my cousin Andy who
lives in NY. It was fun to visit, but glad I'm home because
the traffic was not fun! Below are a few photos from the trip. Enjoy!
The gang in Time Square!
Move over Blake Shelton, Roseanne is taking over!
Josh and I hanging out in Central Park.
Vicki, Renee, and I getting ready to see the Broadway Musical "Chicago!"
3/30/13 Happy Easter!
This made me laugh! I just want to know how many
drinks or who it took to get Blake to say
yes wearing the Chicken suit.
3/29/13 When Your
Mother Dresses You Up
I love Easter. Warm weather where you're
outside hunting for eggs, you chalk up grandma's driveway, Easter dinner
that's like Thanksgiving minus the turkey. Just a fun time to hang out
with family and friends. The only thing though when
I was little that I did not like was the Easter outfits. Mom would put
me in what I like to call "fufu" dresses. Flower
dresses with the white gloves, tights, and the bonnet hat. You see I
wasn't that type of girl back in the day who loved
being in those outfits. Just check out the picture below with my grandma
and grandpa when I was six. My face says it all.
3/25/13 Live A Little
You know Kenny Chensey's song "Live A Little"
well..... sometimes I need to hear that song more often. It's
so easy to get caught up in the day to day stuff that I forget to stop
and smell the roses. It's hard to do but coming
up shortly I will be doing that for a few days. Josh and four other
friends of ours are doing a big roadtrip to NYC!
I love New York! Don't want to live there but it's fun to visit. All the
energy that happens, it renews you in a certain way.
Time Square, Central Park, Broadway, NY CHEESECAKE! Maybe I just might
run into Ryan Gosling.. Jason
or Justin Timberlake! (Sorry, my inner tween was coming out for a second
3/20/13 Love What You Do
My friend Guy (yes...Guy is his real name) just
posted a picture of his new tattoo on his facebook page. Let's
just say he loves what he does so much he wanted to keep his passion
close to him. At my Salon, one stylist has a
tattoo of hair scissors on his leg. Do you have a tattoo of what you do?
3/16/13Spring Time Temptation
All the stores are putting out there spring time
clothes, shoes, and PURSES (purses are my addiction)! All my friends are
going spring shopping; my one friend bought a really cute pink purse
that just screamed BUY ME! I’m trying to save up money
since I will be heading to NYC soon, but the temptation is there. Is it
sad I have to close my eyes when I walk past the widow displays?
3/11/13 Just Dance!
This just goes to show you that no matter how
old you are you can always live it up and DANCE!
F.Y.I. This grandma must be great at weddings! I
bet she was a past rockette!
3/11/13 Who Needs A
First it was computerized glasses, now Google is showing off a
"talking shoe", designed to get people moving.
The computerized sneakers have a bit of an attitude. They will remind
you when you’ve been sitting for too long
and when to pick up the pace. They also give updates on how you are
doing during your workout and post the
results on your smartphone. As time goes on, the shoes collect
information and even develop a personality.
They are not for sale yet.
2/28/13Don't Screw Up!
What a way to kick off a marriage by your new
2/28/13 Even Goats Love
2/26/13 What To Do With
Season 4 of The Voice will be coming back next
month with already some trouble. See what
I mean below.
2/21/13 Back In 1994
With Jason Aldean's new single "1994" coming out
he asked everyone on twitter to send pictures of themselves of what
they looked like back in 1994. Can you remember what you looked like?
What's great from this is that Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, and
Hillary Scott from Lady A. sent pictures of what they looked like on his
twitter. So, I was looking through some of my pictures from that time
was seven and found my school photo. I know....I know....I know.....I was
so darn cute!
Zip Up Tie
It seems like
the lazy way to put on a tie but at the same time it’s genius!
2/18/13Left Hander’s Rejoice!
Being a fellow
left hander, it seems everyone gives us the eye or the laugh all because
“the righties” found out that we are “lefties.”
What is the BIG deal? Somehow it is to some people. That’s okay, I am
proud to be a left hander and for you who are one to. Found some
really cool left handed products to embrace our gift. Just have to
Google left hand products
and you will be amazed everything you can find
for left hander’s. From pens, to cook utensils, scissors, and a left
handed keyboard. Have the number pad on the left side. Genius! I might
have to buy that.
2/11/13 Magical Dress
Carrie Underwood did a great performance at the
Grammy's including her dress! It would be a pretty cool wedding dress
come to think about it. (Only if the dress could do it by itself and not
a man in the back with a projector).
Michael Jordan/Lebron James WHO?
The best present I
bought myself 3 years ago was a car starter. Don’t have to go outside to
turn my car on hoping I wouldn’t
lock my keys in. NOW, the time I do need my starter I don’t have it. My
poor little car is getting worked on since the engine light
came on Saturday. Luckily it’s good to have an auto mechanic in the
family to work on it for a great deal. One problem though, he’s in
My car with my car starter is in
while I’m driving my Brother Tom’s car that does not.
NOTE TO SELF…..INVEST IN A CAR STARTER FOR TOM FOR BIRTHDAY/CHRISTMAS!
2/2/13 Dude Looks Like A Lady
Someone familiar stopped by the idol auditions
awhile back to see if he or maybe it's a she could make it to Hollywood.
2/1/12 Out Of A
This will melt your heart.
Six year old Breanna expirenced some viral
attention last month when a video of her showed her undying love
to her favorite football player Huston Texans defensive lineman J.J.
Watt. She was upset in the video because she couldn't marry him since
Luckily for Breanna, one of those people
watching the video happened to be her love J.J. Watt. J.J. wanted to
turn those tears into smile.
He suprised her with flowers, proposed to her with a ring pop. Gave her
a No. 99 jersey, a white one, to be her wedding dress for the day. They
to her favorite artist, Justin Bieber. Check out the video and pictures
of them together below.
1/26/13What Will They Think Of Next
I don’t have to worry about this for a VERY long time but I found it
interesting how technology is really affecting our
lives, including going to the bathroom. Found this article by gizmag that
talk about the ipotty.
(Do you feel the lowercase "i" is going to take over the world some
an unspoken truth of gadgets that some people use their smartphone
or even tablet computer while in the bathroom.
Now even toddlers who are yet to master the toilet can get in on the
action with iPotty – a child's toilet training potty with a built-in
One of the more bizarre products on show at CES, the base of the
iPotty looks like a traditional potty with a removable bowl, seat
and a pee-guard
for the boys.But at the front it all gets a little weird, because there's
a stand designed specifically to hold an iPad.
The iPotty has been
designed to help children learn to use the potty by keeping them
entertained when nature calls. The idea is that they
won't mind sitting there for longer if they're watching a favorite
cartoon or playing Angry Birds
The stand can be rotated
between vertical and horizontal
views and adjusted to three positions. The iPotty is said to be suitable
for children from six months to three years. In case you're worried
about the safety
of your precious one (the iPad, obviously), there's a removable
screen guard cover to protect it from almost anything your little
one can "throw" at it.
Currently, there are no specific apps for the iPotty but here are
plenty of potty training apps in the Apple App store though, and
obviously there's no shortage
of other apps which could be used to distract/entertain children
while they sit on the potty.Maker CTA Digital says there's also a
seat cover which means the iPotty
can be used as a traditional seat when your little one is not peeing
or pooping. The iPad stand can also be removed completely …
which could come in handy if you've got guests coming round and you
don't want them to know you're the sort of parents who would buy an
1/22/13 I Can
Hear the Ocean Calling Me
I’m trying to click my heels together but
they are not letting me go home! By home, I mean warm weather home!
Twirling in California (Summer 2010)
1/17/13 I Will Never
I think I found the chair of my dreams! You
think it would be a Big Dave chair,
but NOPE! This is 100% a Roseanne chair. I
can already imagine myself laying
in it with my blanket watching a movie. I’ll be like a baby in it’s
1/13/13 As Two Phones
Josh and I are taking steps in combining our things together. First
step towards any marriage, bring our phones together.
Just the other day we finally got a phone plan
together with new phones! (Mine needed an upgrade really bad, now I
This is a big step for me believe it or
not with our phones. I started to think after we got them saying,
“Yep…This marriage thing is really happening.”
Is This All Going To Fit???
My brother Tom is back in college
after the holiday break. Before he went back, he took mom to get a
"few" groceries for school.
Yeah.....By the looks in that cart, I wonder what the word few means
in his dictionary? I am curious how the things that need
to be refrigerated will all fit in his little college refrigerator?
I did myself a favor, and did not ask.
12/4/12 Carrie Underwood Channeling Julie Andrews
Carrie Underwood has been cast in
the live broadcast musical
Sound of Music for the
next holiday season. She will be playing Julie Andrews iconic
character, Maria Von Trapp.
If you have any dought's if Carrie can pull it off, maybe you should
Big Bang Theory Did WHAT???
If your a fan of the show Big Bang Theory, something that I would
never expect Howard, Raj, Lenord, Penny, and Shelton all do.
P.S. My favorite part is at the end
you Obsessed with Pinterest?
Are you like me who are not on
facebook all the time anymore but on Pinterest? I've been a little
OCD with it! I can't help it, so
many ideas I found that makes me what to have a big arts and
crafts day. From decorating your home, all the cute ideas to give
friends and family for Christmas. I pretty much have my wedding
planned out from this site, even the food reciepes I have planned
for what I am making for the holidays. It's Addicting!!!! What I really
want to do is have a pinterest party! It's a new way to get a group
of your girls together, bring in a pinterest food dish and
something crafty to do. Good excuse to have a girls night out!
09/22/12 Well......He Put A Ring On It!
Last week went to Hocking
Hills with Josh for vacation. Didn't know where I was going, Josh
it all. Only thing I knew was what to pack. Once I knew where we
were going, found out he got us a cabin!
Always wanted to take him camping, so I think this was his way,
without sleeping in a tent. Very nice cabin,
cute kitchen, cool living room, loft bedroom, and my favorite
feature a hot tub out on the porch (spent 95% of my time in).
It was nice relaxing, being in the middle of nowhere, no one bugging
you, and my favorite part no reception! You think it
would be hard not having your phone or internet, but you would be
surprised. Next day, was a morning I will always remember.
Josh made breakfast in bed for me (what every girl likes). Then
after, he gave me a present. Which at the time we were tying our 3
together with vacation. I open it and it was a memory box with our
names carved in it, and inside was old ticket concert/movie stubs,
little notes he used to write, and a beautiful two page letter
saying how much he loves me. Then looking deeper in the box, there
with sayings typed on them. I'm flipping through the photos, reading
the sayings. The last two I read said, with a nervous smile
my knee is bent,
then the last photo finally said, WILL YOU MARRY ME? I look over to
Josh, and there he was with the ring. Think the first word's out of
was SERIOUSLY? Then after it was a YES! Here's a few photo's from
Myself in our cabinJosh and I going through Ash Cave He put a ring on it
08/22/12 Having A Long Day At Work??? This
Might Help SMELLS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WORKDAY
For a Migraine Headache: Sniff green apple.
The aroma changes the electoral activity in your brain, which can
reduce the constriction of blood vessels
in your head and decrease your pain.
For low Energy: Sniff the scent of peppermint.
Studies show that people who smell peppermint get a sudden burst of
energy, because the aroma increases
activity in the part of your brain that is responsible for
When you need to Concentrate: Stop and Smell the Roses.
The essential oils in the florers release brain chemicals that
increase attention, which can boost your memory
and learning speed by up to 17%.
08/01/12Who Needs A Barbie Doll When You Have
Isn't funny how the most simple thing
like a box can entertain you for hours! That's what kept me occupied
when I was three. Mom would have all these toys that she would buy
for me, from barbie dolls to a tea set.
Nope, all I wanted was that box. Can you tell I am having a ball?
After finding this picture, my mother was thinking
how much she would of saved on toys if she just knew a box would
make me happy.
Did you have a favorite toy growing up?
Nothing like good friend's and a glass of wine! Best quoted by Leann
Rimes. This past weekend I was in Westlake-Cleveland for my best friend's bachelorette party (She's the one with the pink
sash, and i'm to the left of her). Let's just say we had some fun!
We dressed in our best, went out to a nice place to eat/drink/dance, and
had a night to remember.
All in all, it was just nice to catch up with friends that I haven't
talked to in awhile. You have a friend that you haven't caught up
with in a long time?
If you do, why don't you give that person a call. You never know,
you also could be enjoying a day with a good friend and some wine!
I recommend the White Reisling :-)
Do you have
any BIG plans for the summer? For me, I have already accomplished
one of my BIG plans by moving. Let's just say I am
glad that's over! Other then that, i'm part of a wedding this July,
so I have been busy filling my maid of honor duties by hosting the
I just did 2 weeks ago, now it's time for the fun part of getting
things ready for the bachelorette party! The things that are up my
sleeve (Evil Laugh Inserted here).
Hopefully after the wedding and all, get some time to maybe head up
to Cedar Point and relax on the beach. Beach is one of my favoite
places to be at.
With Little Big Town's new song Pontoon, makes me want to be out on
the water having a good time. Here's their music video for you to
What Makes Me Happy???
If James Lipton from Inside the Actors
Studio asked me what is my favorite word, I would 100% say VACATION!
That one word brings ALOT of joy to me for obvious reasons. Don't
you love that word too? Anytime now I hear the song,
No Hurry by Zac Brown Band I always think of myself on vacation sitting on
the beach with my sunglasses,
big floppy hat, and a drink with the little umbrella in it just relaxing and having fun (I
dream to much).
To put you in that No Hurry
vacation mood, here's the bands music video.