Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all!

 Happy Fall Y'all!

Sadly I'm not working on any fall decorating quite yet. Mainly because all of my decor is neatly packed up in moving boxes and storage tubs.

 Lordy lordy! I can't wait to get this move over with so that I can unpack, re-decorate, and get to crafting again! Even the hubs said last night, "Don't you have anything to be working on?"

Ugh yea babe I do... Packing up this house! What are YOU doing?!?!

Anywho... How about some "Pinspiration" from my Autumn board on Pinterest?!

Love the acorns and candles!

*Dreaming of monogrammed Pumpkins and burlap!*

Soft lighting, galvanized buckets, branches, and pumpkins. What's not to love?

How's your fall decorating going? Are you lucky enough to link up over at Laya and Kevin's?

The Lettered Cottage

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


 So you know how I told you HERE that there's big changes coming? HERE I told you the hubs and I are going through a bunch of our stuff. Last night hubs and I decided to go through our storage boxes...

G says that I'm not "sacrificing" enough for our move, he says I'm not getting rid of enough stuff. He has no idea, I guess he can't see all of the BIG BLACK TRASH BAGS FULL of TRASH throughout the house... All filled with stuff that I'm sacrificing! I guess he can't see the boxes and boxes of stuff for our garage sale either... But now he's just being CRAZY!

Last night he pulled out 4 storage tubs of ,yes, my stuff. My grade school memorabilia that my mom has collected for me over the years. Cards and coloring books, school pictures and grades for each year, and even some old homework and assignments. He told me to get rid of my stuff...

"The Scary House"
and the REALLY scary cat? Haha

I learned how drugs can be harmful at a very young age.

Even as a youngster I knew that "interior design" barbie must match her surroundings...

Virtual high five to the person who can find me in my second grade class photo!

How can he think that I'm going to get rid of this stuff?!?!? It's memories! 13 years of school memories folks... you can't replace this stuff... So what do I do? Get a REALLY BIG box and put 4 storage tubs of stuff into 1 box... That's ingenuity!

Come PARTY with me!

Monday, September 19, 2011

$5 Fall Wreath {From Pinterest to Life}

How about some "pinspiration"!?!

Mom and I both had this wreath pinned on our Pinterest Boards!

So we decided to re-create ours for fall.

We found these grapevine wreaths at Wal-Mart for around $3.

I picked up some fall foliage from Michael's for half off. (Around 50cents a stem)
We gathered our stems and wrapped them in twine.

Figured out our placement and hot glued them down.
Then we added some tulle and created a bow, leaving enough tulle at the end of the bow to wrap around the entire wreath.

Hung it up on the door and we're good to go!
For around $5 each we have a cute fall wreath!

I'll be linking up HERE!

P.S. I fixed the links on the right side so you should be able to snoop around now!
P.S.S. Who knows how to center your blog header?!?!

Friday, September 16, 2011


 Hey lovelies!

Notice anything different?!?!?!?

Lord I hope you do! It's a ton of work doing a blog re-design!

I've moved a bit of stuff around so feel free to take a gander. Same great stuff just different places. If you decide to take a peek at the "Meet Me" page (Pages are now to your right >>>>) you just might learn something new... and maybe a little about these changes going on around here!

Meanwhile this handsome devil and I are headed to Big D! To put forth in motion some of those...

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Please Excuse the Mess!

Sorry about the mess peeps! I'm working on my blog re-design! Bear with me!

Hopefully I haven't deleated anything too important.....

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday {12- Found in the Closet}

So you know how I told you were were going through our closets and getting rid of a bunch of junk?
Well it's AMAZING how much RANDOMNESS you can find if you look.

Case and Point:

Yup... I found my Halloween costume from like 3 or 4 years ago. G and I were June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash. I found this dress at the Buffalo Exchange in Dallas for $10 and I had the boots made.

G found a combat vest, military goggles and his rifle {not that he ever lost his rifle... trust me that boy takes it with him to the bathroom, I swear!} Kinda makes his CIA story a bit more plausable huh?
Know if I can just find out where he stashes his CIA paycheck...

I'll be linking up to THESE awesome parties!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Truth About My Husband...

This guy cracks me up. ^^^

Last night we were cleaning out the closet and going through our dressers getting rid of a BUNCH of stuff...
In one of his dressers is a tiny drawer only about 2 inches tall. Let me tell you though... he sure knows how to cram junk in there.

G likes to open e-v-e-r-y  s-i-n-g-l-e piece of paper that he hasn't looked at in OVER a YEAR to make sure it's nothing important.

Welllll let's just say I'm a bit quicker at it than he is. So I would grab about 15 pieces of paper scan through them and could tell they weren't important. So I would shred them and throw them (trying to make it into the trash can and failing. So he would have to bend over and pick them up. Evil I know... You know he loves me when he puts up with this on a regular basis.)

It was one of these times, when he was picking up shredded pieces of paper that I learned about my husband. Our Convo went something like this...

G: Oh no! Oh nononononono!
Me: What?
G: What have you done?
Me: What?!?!?!
G: I can't read this now!
Me: Yea no joke, it was a bunch of random letters and numbers. So what?
G: How am I ever going to get into the Database now?!
Me: What? What database?
G: Honey, I think it's time I come clean.
Me: {sitting there with a confused bewildered look on my face}
G: I've been lying to you... I don't work for an auto parts store. I am a CIA operative. And you just tore up my pass code to get into the database. How am I ever going to explain to them that YOU got a hold of my password and TORE IT UP?
Me: {Bewildered.... and then I BUST OUT LAUGHING}

Yup this is what I live with... Hey, someone that you can still laugh this hard at {I mean with} HAS to be your best friend. HAS to be the person you are meant to spend eternity with...

I love you! GGC, My CIA Operative...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Eye Candy {Get Organized}

How about some

all about getting organized? I must admit... I could totally use these ideas around my casa!

{Source} {Pin}

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! I'm headed back to Big D to see my mom and do some "shopping"! What are your plans for the weekend?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday {11- New Blazer}

On our way home from visiting family this weekend the hubs and I decided to do a little shopping. He needed new clothes BADLY... So what do we do? We go shopping... What do I do? Find myself some clothes while we're out! Haha!

New Black Blazer- Target $7.50!!!!
Black Leggings- Target
Black Tank Top- Target
Black Ballet Flats- Walmart

Blue Tunic/ Menswear Top- Plato's Closet- $6!!!

Hair Tutorial- HERE

I'll be linking up at THESE amazing parties! Come check them out!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Pinterest to Life {Jewelry Tray/ Cupcake Stand}

How was y'alls 3 day weekend? I had a GREAT weekend! Saturday I crafted with mom, Sunday went to my aunts and visited with my cousins, aunt, dad, and step-mom. Monday... I vegged out in this AWESOME weather!
How ironic that this was the "last weekend of summer" and the weather took a turn for cool? I'm in love people! In LOVE with this weather!

Anywho... How about a
Project that is NOT an outfit?!?

Well Mom found THIS cute pin. And I had THIS pin.

So while Mom was out at the local thrift shops she found some really cute plates, saucers, and candle sticks.

We busted out the glass glue and got to work.

Centered the candle stick onto the bottom plate.

Then glued around the other end of the candle stick and placed the saucer on top of that.

Jewelry Holder? Cupcake holder? The possibilities are endless!

I'll be linking up HERE! Come join me!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Hair Tutorial: Beach Waves

I'm jealous. I LOVE long hair in soft beachy waves. LOVE IT!

YES Carrie Underwood.... I'm jealous of your long, golden, wavy locks.
{Not only that but you are gorgeous... and can sing like the dickens!}

Welllllll Mrs. Carrie... I know your secret!


Mom told me about ^^^this^^^ video so I decided to try it out.

Step 1: Find a single sock and cut the toes off. Then roll it in on its self to create the donut you see above.

Step 2: Wash and dry your hair (I left my hair slightly damp). Yes I know they say that curls last longer in dirty hair, but I have REALLY oily hair that I HAVE to wash EVERY DAY. So Wash and Dry, leaving your hair slightly damp.

Step 3:  Place your hair in a HIGH ponytail. Do a loose ponytail so that you won't get a crease.
Step 4: Dampen your ponytail. In the video she uses water to dampen her hair, I used a curling mist from Avon.

Step 4: Put the sock donut around your ponytail and pull your hair through. Starting at the tip of your ponytail roll your hair around the sock all the way to your scalp to create a bun. (Watch Video to see what I mean. Kinda hard to photograph)

Step 5: Go to sleep. Wake up the next morning. Get ready, do your make-up, brush your teeth, get dressed. Regular routine. When your about ready to walk out the door. Undo the sock bun and see the beautiful curls!

Step 6: Finger comb through your hair and part.

BAM beachy waves!

WARNING! Sock Bun technique may take a couple of tries to get it down. You MAY end up looking like a Who from Whoville!

I'll be linking up to THESE awesome parties!
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