Friday, January 27, 2012

lolli lolli...nanny nanny

I am a firm believer in feeling young and holding onto a young spirit :)
On that're never to old for a lollipop.
They went on clearance at work the other night...I couldn't resist :p

In other news you are looking at a new nanny!
I feel so blessed, I will be taking care of a baby girl named Lyla.
She is just the cutest thing ever!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I saw that on Pinterest...oreos baked into chocolate chip cookies

We saw this on Pinterest and that looks mouth watering and yummy.
Needless to say...we needed to try it!
They were soooooo good.
Mannn it's got me craving one now lol.
It said that it would make 24 cookies but it only made about 12 or so for us.
Thank you once again Pinterest for making me gain like 20 pounds :p

After all of those massive monster cookies we got our workout on!
Feel the burn!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Going old school...roller rinks.

Last night some friends and I went to the roller rink. Ohhh did it bring me back. Growing up we'd go to the roller rink almost every Friday night. We always thought we were so cool skating along with our cool moves. Haha. And sure enough last night we were still those dorky kids with those cool moves.

It really was just what I needed last night. I've been working long hours during the week and needed a fun break. And this was perfect!! So glad Tav thought of going.

Added bonus...great workout!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's the little things :)

Today I want to take a moment and take in everything "simple"
The little things in life that bring such joy...and cost almost nothing.
A baby laughing.
A cold glass of Diet Coke on a hot summer day.
Getting a compliment.
Giving a compliment.
Hearing a southern accent...ahhhh I love southern accents!!
Snuggling up in a big pile of blankets.
A cat coming and sitting on your lap.
Meeting nice people :)
Having the windows rolled down, music turned up on an open country road.
Nashville...everything and anything about it.
An old persons smile.
A hot bubble bath.
Your favorite song coming on the radio.

The list goes on and on....take a minute and think about the small things in life that mean so much :))

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Cream Puff Cake....yummmm

So the other night we made "Cream Puff Cake"...yes it was as good as it sounds haha.
Tav ran across the recipe on the almighty Pinterest.
And of course the water goes out as we're making it.
So we used every last drop of a water bottle haha.

Carolines first time trying cool whip...she loved it!!

1 stick (8 Tbsp.) unsalted butter
1 c. water
1 c. flour
4 large eggs

4 c. milk
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 (3.5 oz) pkgs. instant vanilla pudding
1 container Cool Whip
Chocolate syrup

Preheat oven to 400 F.

In a large heavy saucepan, heat butter and water to boiling over medium-high heat. Add flour and reduce heat to low. Cook and stir until it forms a ball and pulls away from the pan. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg.
Spread in bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Cool completely.

To make the filling: In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and milk and beat until smooth. Here's the trick, to keep things smooth: start with the cream cheese, give it a good beating until fluffy. Slowly but surely (while still beating), add the milk. Voila! Once these are well combined, add pudding mix and beat until thickened. Spread over cooled shell.

Top with whipped topping, and drizzle chocolate syrup over the top. Keep refrigerated until serving.
ENJOY :)))

Thursday, January 5, 2012

I saw that on Pinterest....

As part of the New Year I'm going to be adding a new weekly segment called "I saw that on Pinterest"
I am constantly on Pinterest pinning like crazy.
It's time I start doing some of the awesome pins I see!!!
So my friend Tavi had the idea let's do at least one weekly.
It will either be a success...or a fail haha.

This first one I did a while ago but it was a success!!
I was soooo nervous to do it!!
But then I thought "carpe diem"...and I did it.

This next one I did just the other night with Tavi and Caroline.
It is "creampuff cake"!!!!!
Total success!!!

I am quite excited to try...and attempt many more....dang addicting Pinterest!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

The loooong list of Resolutions

Well here it is...2012.
I can't help but believe it's gonna be a great one!
(after all 12 is my favorite it's bound to be great!!)

Now time for New Years Resolutions.
I've never been the best at keeping them.
With a few exceptions.
For instance back in the 7th grade my friend Tav and I decided to become vegetarians..and what do ya know it stuck!!

This year I have my list of resolutions. Here they are.

1. Live by the words "Carpe Diem." It is latin for seize the day and that is what I'm hoping to do this year. Live life to the fullest, take chances, look dumb, have no regrets!!

2. Accomplish at least one thing off of Pinterest weekly with Tav. She had the idea we do something whether it be a recipe, new hairstyle, really anything!! We're going to compare the original to how ours turn out haha.

3. Read the Bible daily. This one can be hard because I get busy. But as long as I can keep it at a steady pace. It's going to help my faith greatly and just see things differently :)

4. Accomplish at least one thing off of my Bucket List monthly. I have quite the Bucket List and I'm always adding new things. I better get crackin' haha.

5. Start collecting coupons. I see people save massive amounts of money with coupons..I wanna do that haha!!

6. Save my receipts. Hopefully this will help save me some money and get more organized.

7. Work out at least every other day. Enough said... time to get and stay healthy.

8. Get the tattoo (a butterfly) I want in Nashville. It's about time.

9. Save up for a "good" camera. Ahhh I want one so bad!!

10. Pay off Bills and Save more money.

11. Re-attempt "Project 365" basically take a picture a day...sounds easy right?? Sooo much harder then it sounds haha. This is the year though!!

There you have it. My loooong list of Resolutions...time to get crackin'

Any Resolutions???

Now is the time to start fresh and help better myself. Make me a better version :)

Happy New Year!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Farewell 2011...

Happy 2012 everyone..I have a good feeling about this one :p

Seems like last year just flew by!!
So here's a look back on 2011...quite a good year :)

January- We started out 2011 with a bang!! We danced the night away at Kodiak Jacks :))

     February- We started having such lovely "spring like" weather that I had a "Spring Awakening Party"...the next day we got pounded with snow...jinx

       March: We wanted to make cookies and ended up with this very lovely...gross...smurf cookie :p

April-One of my favorite's my Birthday month...yay!!! Last April was great fun! I went to Florida with my friend and her family. Mannnn I miss just laying out on the beach. It's the best! Shortly after we got home I got to celebrate my 21st Birthday...woot woot!! I went out with my sister and friend Naomi and then the next day got lunch with mom and had my party with all of my friends :) I love April.

May- I finally cut my bangs...after contemplating and chickening out..and all by myself might I add. Also Naom and I modeled in a show...such a blast!!

June- Caleb graduated High School...crazy isn't it. He makes me feel old. June is always a fun month. I also took a day trip with Danielle to Madison and we shopped up a storm! At the end of the summer it was Country USA...and mannnn did it rain. Everyday in fact. But that's okay!! I had rain boots, and I even got to meet Luke Bryan..sigh.

July- Another great month!! July was filled with Sawdust Days and karaoke. The highlight of my July?? NASHVILLE!!! Jilly, Danielle and I took a road trip there. Without fail the whole trip was. a. BLAST!!

        August- Best friend finally turned 21!! Oh yea..and I discovered my love of Farmers Markets.

September- I was lucky enough to go and be a model at this event. My friend Margo showed me the ropes and it got me so excited to do all sorts of modeling...and photography!

 October- Road Trip to Iowa with Tav!! We got to visit Caroline and on the way back we only got lost once...horrible Neshcoro... Before I knew it, it was Halloween time! Little Farmer and everything pumpkin. And I finally did "carpe diem" with my and purple tips!!

 November- I had a photoshoot with Lee and a fashion show with Atomic Katz. Naomi came home from Colombia...I missed that girl!!

 December- Christmas Time...basically everything Christmas-y and wonderful :))

Good-bye 2011...Hellooooo to get crackin on my New Years Resolutions...