Monday, September 24, 2012

Fallen in love...

pumpkin spice donuts - baked, not fried.


Don't you just love Fall?  The weather turns crisp, you want to bake apple crisp, HaHa.  How cheesy!  I have been dying to bake something pumpkin, and when I came across pumpkin doughnuts <----  Hello I just died.  Any one that knows me even a little bit knows I have a shameless love/obsession/lust/can'tgetenoughof doughnuts.  Baked or fried, glazed or cake, it doesn't matter.  You can even sit a bag of those powdered sugar mini doughnuts and I'd probably start crying tears of joy.  ANYWAY, moving on...I decided to make the pumpkin doughnuts.  They did not disappoint.  Thank you again, Pinterest!  The recipe is from Blue Eyed Bakers, and I'm so glad I tried it.  Now, go makes some! 


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Blog Crushing

Have you ever stumbled upon a blog and just wanted to sit and read every post they've ever written?  Okay, good, because I was thinking maybe it was just me.  A couple of weeks ago Better Homes & Gardens pinned a pin "Blogger We Love" and it was Kelly Carambula from The Best Remedy (formerly Eat, Make, Read).  Her blog is so pretty.  Almost every single post I found myself thinking, "I want to make that" or "I want to eat that now!".  And of course she shares a fair amount of recipes for cocktails.  What isn't to love?  Here are some of the things I'm excited to try from her site.

Smashed Cherry & Whiskey Cooler

Peach & Blackberry Crostini

Grapefruit Margarita

Apple Pancakes

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pretty in Pink

pink ceiling! love the floor and the molding too.

Isn't everything so much prettier in pink?  I think so.  I pinned this gorgeous bath some time ago, but it makes me so happy, I just had to share.  I wonder if the Mr. would approve a pink ceiling in our next master bath?  Wink, wink.  A girl can dream!

Source: Katrina Baker Pinterest via Bryn Dunn via Rona Design

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dreaming of Fall

Isn't this Chevron pumpkin not to die for? I came across these fun pumpkins on Pinterest this morning and they instantly made me happy. I think they are definitely on my "To Do" List this Fall!  Check out all of the other cool pumpkins at Feeling Lovesome.  Happy Monday Y'all!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Funday Friday

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Hello!  It's been a shorter week for me than most, I'm off today and am taking little baby doll to her twelve month appointment.  This means shots, this means crying.  Probably more so for me.  It's hard to keep it together when I know how much it has to hurt Liv.  But, aside from that I'm very much looking forward to spending the day with my little doll.  This week I :

Finished the book Fifty Shades of Grey.  Wow.  My mind is blown.  

Had lunch with an old friend whom I had not seen in over a year, what a very special treat.

Survived this insane heat.  Really, not much of anything has survived in it.  I'm very ready for fall.

Found out where our new Chick-Fil-A is going to be.  Game on! ( I realize this is not exciting news to most, but my love of their food is just insane)

I hope everyone has a super weekend.  I'm looking forward to making a few things I found on Pinterest.  If they are a success, then you'll definitely hear about it.  HaHa.  Happy weekend to all!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Stay Cool, Pony Boy

Oh my, I'm afraid to ask, can it get any hotter here?  I know the whole country is scorching hot, but it's even torture walking outside.  You can't breath, it's like walking into a heated oven.  Everything is dying, it's insane.  So, I hope whatever is on your agenda for this weekend, it involves air conditioning!  Or a pool, wink wink.  We're headed to a birthday party today.  I know there will be water, but not much of it.  I may just lie down in it with the other toddlers.  HaHa.  What a sight. 

Yesterday I got a steal on a few items I wasn't even shopping for.  I ran into Pier 1 to buy a stuffed animal (I know, weird place to buy an item like that, but they seriously have the cutest stuffed animals ever- and what child doesn't love a stuffed animal?) and I found these---

The bowls on the left were $1.89 and the ones on the right were $4.98.  What a steal, right?  I was super excited.  The entire summer collection is on sale right now (and so are the stuffed animals!) and I couldn't resist them.  Here is the Pig I snatched up for Liv a couple of weeks ago. I think she's pretty cute. 

I also scored some great books at B&N's bargain bin.  I could stay in B&N all day.  I love it, and with a Starbucks what more could you want?

I hope your weekend cool and fun!  Until next time.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

So, I know I've been VERY neglectful of posting on the blog, so I have a lot of catching up to do!  What better way than to post on such a fun day than Indpendance Day?  The 4th has always meant hanging out with my favorite friends, who are really an extension of my family.  Shooting off fireworks, having a few cocktails, eating hot dogs and having a lot of fun and laughs.  I sure hope it means something just as enjoyable to you all as well.  With one part of my family at work today, it's going to be a tad bit off this year.  Oh, and the 4th falls right in the middle of the week so- there's that looming issue of WORK tomorrow.  Ew!  Here are some pics from my Indpendance Day Board on Pinterest.  Enjoy and be safe!(and cool!)

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I think this picture is so American!  Love it.

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Who wouldn't want one of these awesome ice cream shakes?  Too cool for school.

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Don't forget why we celebrate.  Someone else's sacrifice made us all free, and we are the home of the brave!

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Sparkler fun.  Love it!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Hoppy Easter! Hoppy Weekend!

I hope every one has a very beautiful Easter weekend.  I just realized that I've got several things for my little girl's Easter Basket, but no basket!  I'm on a mad mission today to find the right one.  Here's hoping that happens.  I know she won't know care how cute her basket is, but I do.  HaHa.  I'll post pics next week of how it all pulls together.

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He is Risen!  Have a wonderful Easter!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Nine Months

Yesterday I had an appointment to get Liv's nine month pictures taken.  We met our very talented photographer, Rhiannon Trask at Shelter Gardens.  This was the first time Liv had any pictures taken  outside that were professional, and the weather couldn't have been more perfect had I requested it special.  She really loves it outside, and I think Rhiannon (known as Lollipop Photography- I think it's such a clever name!) snapped some great shots of my little Boo Boo.  Last night Rhiannon posted this sneak peek on Facebook and I literally gasped.

How blessed am I?  My cup runneth over.

Monday, April 2, 2012

~Spring is in the Air~

I don't think Missouri is the only place that Spring arrived to early.  It's been fabulous to enjoy so much of the beauty that Spring brings.  I find that I'm desperate for birds chirping, frogs croaking, lawn mowers running, even allergies after having to go through winter.  Everything dies in winter, and there is no green in sight...unless you live in the Pacific Northwest.  Which, sadly I do not.  I am certainly not the person that has a green thumb, but this year I find myself wanting to dig in the earth.  To plant something and watch it grow.  I'm not sure if it's the mom in me or something else that awakened this, but I do want to garden.  We'll see if I make good on this.  Here are some beautiful pictures I found on Pinterest that speak spring to me. 

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Peonies.  So gorgeous.

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Daffodils.  So happy!

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Beautiful Hydrangas!

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Tulips.  Spring's pefection.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Cheers to the Weekend & Adios March!

Can you even believe that March is almost over?  Time flies, and when you have a little one it goes by at the speed of light.  We've had a lot of fun this month, and I thought I'd show you some pics I snapped from this month.  Hope everyone has fun plans this weekend.  The weather has been absolute perfection here lately, and Liv LOVES being outside.  Hoping we can take some walks this weekend! 

Isn't that face so sweet that you've got a toothache?  Thought so. 

Isn't this table awesome?  Well, I bought it!  Two of them, actually.  They are my new night stands that go with our new bed and our new upholstered headboard.  I can't believe I finally got a new headboard- I'm more excited about that than the new mattress!  Sad, I know.  I just need to come across the perfect lamps now...
A woman's shopping is never done. 

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I celebrated 33 years on this earth.  The best thing about my birthday, was sharing it with my precious baby girl.  Being a mother is the most rewarding gift I could ever receive.  (p.s.- didn't spap this photo- it's from Pinterest!)

I bought my very first pair of Sperry's.  I know, life changing.  And teeeeechnically I bought two pair in one shopping trip.  The other pair are pretty major.  Think plaid.  Think gold sparkle.  I know, take a minute to regroup.  I'll wait. 

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Celebrated St. Patrick- again- this pic is from Pinterest!

I finished my brilliant and most talented friend Liz Schulte's book, Secrets.  The second book, Choices came out this week and I'm so stoked to see what happens to the characters, Olivia & Holden.  Buy all of her work, she's quite amazing.  I'm not just saying that because she's a bestie, she really is great and I'm eager to find out when a major publishing house is going to snatch her up.  Her books read like a great, intense movie. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ya Dig?

I'm going to try and be better at blogging.  I keep telling myself this mantra and it just seems like there is never enough time to devote like what I want to.  One of the best parts of my day is seeing what some of my very fave blogs have to say.  I'm always anxious to see what neat, and cool ideas these peeps that have become almost like a friend to me have to say, or what inspiration they have to share.  Here are a few of the pins I've pinned lately that I'm really "diggin". 

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I really love the colors in this print by Amy Jean Porter. 

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Can you believe this Pink & Orange Union Jack Dresser?  I can't!  So fun! 

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Yellow has never been my "go to" color- ever.  But I'm coming around to this fun color.  Especially when paired with grey.  I think the yellow island in this white kitchen is so much fun. 

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Isn't this the sweetest picture?  It just made me smile looking at the sweetness.  My mom orginally pinned it (follow her awesome boards on Pinterest! (

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Last but not least- these Pink Gingham Sperry's.  If these don't say spring, if these don't say fun, if these don't say put me on and do a little jig- I don't know what is what.  I want to put them on, dance to Van Morrison, listen to the frogs outside, and drink margaritas.  I love spring!

Monday, March 26, 2012

It's a NEW week!

Happy Monday Ya'll! Hope everyone's weekend was superb! I skirted out of work early Friday to see this-

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It was AWE-SOME SAUCE!  I highly reccomend you get to the theater and check it out!  So many great actors- Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci (who was to die for funny), and then there is the beautiful Jennifer Lawrence.  She brought Katniss to life and was really fabuous in this movie.  I'm eager to see it again, and again!  Nerd alert! 

Saturday I was witness to such an amazing show of love- my friend Leslie married her true love Chino.  My heart was so full of joy for the two of them.  They really only had eyes for each other, and it reminded me that in world that sometimes feels full of anger and hurt, there is love.  I'm so happy for them.  What I'm NOT happy about it the fact that when I got home that afternoon I realized that I snapped ZERO pictures of them.  Fail!  That's what I get for trying to take an eight month old to a wedding.  Not fun times.  HaHa.

Yesterday I made breakfast for my dear friend Devin, who just this past week delivered a precious and completely sweet baby boy- Issac.  I know I'm so blessed in my own life, but this weekend- seeing my close friends so happy and so blessed as well made me beyond thankful.  God is so good! 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy Weekend!

I'm SO looking forward to the weekend!  Tomorrow is St. Patty's Day- we usually have Corned Beef & Cabbage (ew!- not my fave, but my husband is nutty over it) and I'm thinking of making a honey beer bread recipe I found on Pinterest yesterday.  My ideas are always bigger than my follow through, but I'm also wanting to do something fun for dessert- something green!  I'm also meeting up with my Third Floor Girls for lunch at my favorite place in Columbia- Murray's!  I'm really looking forward to some much needed chat time with these girls.  We don't see each other that often, but when we do I always feel like a better person for just having known them.  Love to you all!

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Birthday to ME!

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Tomorrow is my birthday, and today has already been such a wonderful day.  A day filled with cake for breakfast, Shakespeare's Pizza for lunch, Starbucks for dessert, Kate Spade Cell Phone Cases, Hello Kitty birthday cards, gift cards, great & fabulous friends showering me with birthday wishes, and it's not even my BIRTHDAY YET!  I'm feeling very loved, and I'm so incredibly blessed.  The biggest most important present was laying in her crib this morning when I left the house, smiling up at me.  I can't wait to see what this 33rd year will bring to me!

Saturday, February 25, 2012


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Lots of stuff going around in my life this weekend!  We have a birthday party today to attend, we received a very surprise visit from my brother (he's been in another state working, and we haven't seen him since Christmas!!!) and I've got my friend Leslie's Bridal Shower tomorrow.  I still have a few loose ends to tie up for that and then I've got to squeeze in some much needed Livia time!  Hope you all have a most fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I received quite a surprise today when my sweet Mother gifted me this Michael Kors wallet as an early birthday present.  It's pretty much the coolest, and I'm pretty much the luckiest girl ever to have such a thoughtful and giving Mom!  It matches my purse that she gave to me last year.  Yay for birthdays!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

For Like Ever

I've been pining for this print for like EVER now, yes- pun WAS intended.  HaHa!  It's shown up practically everywhere; Magazines, Blogs, Pinterest, etc...
I'm really hoping it shows up next in my house.  I think it's awesome!
Love it over this desk- and that chair should come home with me too!  This is posted to my Pinterest "Home Sweet Home" board.  Hope you like it too!

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Here it is in grey/taupe, which is lovely as well- but I am and will always be a "pink" kind of gal.

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For Like Ever BABY LOVE!  Livia needs this in her grown up room I think!

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy President's Day!

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Hope everyone had an awesome weekend!  Happy President's Day to everyone who is enjoying their day off.  I'm not one of you, but I'll pay homeage to one of my favorite (and very dashing) Presidents!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Snow Day

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It's snowing right now, and it looks like I might be in for the day with Livia (and Nick Jr., yay).  We were all wondering (well I wasn't, but others were) where winter had gone.  It's been an unusually mild winter for us.  Last year we had what was called a "snownami".  Well, that's what I referred to it.  Snowed in for three days.  Crazy.  So, for now I'll make a pot of coffee, look at the snow, and most importantly, snuggle and kiss Livia.  Maybe snow isn't so bad after all.  Until next time.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

So Moving

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I found this quote so inspiring, I literally want to stencil it on the walls of my home.  So moving.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I know that a lot of people are loving Pinterest, believe me- I am one of those people.  Something I'm equally excited about is the website, Houzz.  I stumbled across it some time last winter, and I'll blame what I'm about to say on my then pregnancy brain, but I cannot remember how I stumbled upon it.  Regardless, it's pretty much the bees knees.  I really love their iPad app, and because of that I'm on it more than ever.  So, what's Houzz?  It's a site designed for both professionals and home owners to display their work.  The pictures seem to be endless, I guess that's what I really love about it.  One picture can lead to several others that are similar to what you were originally searching.  I know in the future I'll share lots of my favorites from my Ideabook I've created on Houzz, but right now I'm going to start with a few photos that are from the same project by Urrutia Design. 

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The chair, rug, mirrors, everything- love it!


This sitting area is great, something I really would like to have in my own bedroom!

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I just died.  Seriously?  This kitchen is off the chain amazing.

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Probably one of my very favorite rooms.  This bathroom would make me never want to leave it.  Plus it's white, which if you've seen my Home Sweet Home board on Pinterest you'll know I'm a sucker for white baths and kitchens!
Until next time.