Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Things I ♥ This Week!

1. How excited are y'all about Dr. Who started back? I know I am super excited!

I have missed my Doctor so much!!! I have been watching re-run discovering new things that I hadn't noticed or didn't realize were important until a later episode.

The new episode was so good! I love me some Matt Smith and River Song is growing on me but really you cannot beat David Tennant! I mean check him out on comic relief with Catherine Tate. So Funny!!!

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2. Okay seriously I could go on all day about Doctor Who but that is not the only think I am loving this week.

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I am in such a canning kick if you couldn't see from my previous post

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3. Squirrels if you saw my posts from this time last year you know I am in love with squirrels! Near the end of summer when it cools down and in the fall the cute little boogers come out and I love it!!

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I mean seriously how cute are they???

SO I think that is it for now, but I am always obsessing over something so keep your eyes peeled.


Monday, August 29, 2011


So I talked to y'all last week about my hair rut, well Friday I got my hair cut!!! Well I got bangs!


As you can see it is not completely trained yet but it is better today than it was yesterday. I am super happy with my new bangs! My hairdresser is trying to convince me to dye it a lighter color but I am so afraid it won't look right on me. I have only gone darker or red-ish, my dad is a red-head, so I know it works with my skin tone. What do y'all think? Should I go lighter? I know if it looks bad I can always change it back. It is silly I am not afraid to chop off all of my hair because it grows back, but dying it scares me.


I have had super short hair many times, but the first time I colored it was not until I was out of high school! And it wasn't even a full dye, but low lights that were only a few shades darker!!! I am such a scaredy-cat. Well I will let y'all know if I decide to do something more drastic with my hair but until than I am super pleased with my current do!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The ABC's of ME

A. Age: 23 Turning 24 in December
B. Bed size: queen
C. Chore you dislike: laundry well mainly folding it
D. Dogs: 2 dogs Taco at Josh's house and Harley at mine
E. Essential start to your day: Sweet Tea 
F. Favorite color: Black
G. Gold or silver: Silver 
H. Height: 5′ 8"
I. Instruments you play(ed): Nothing I lip-sanc in choir
J. Job title: Receptionist
K. Kids: none so far
L. Live for ______: me & my family
M. Most embarrassing moment: When I told my brother 'That's not the reason I am ugly" when he was making fun of my scar(it is always brought up when we are together)
N. Nicknames: Boc-Boc or tootsie roll
O. Overnight hospital stays: two many to count
P. Pet peeves: people who do not make tea after they finish it off
Q. Quote from a movie: "Yogurt! Yogurt! I hate Yogurt! Even with Strawberries."
S. Siblings: 2 Sisters Laura(16) Blake(3) & two brothers Mark(27) Matt(14)
T. Time you wake up: between 6:45 and 7 on the week days and as late as noon on weekends
U. University attended: Lamar 
V. Vegetables: Cucumbers and tomatoes
W. What makes you run late: having to make tea when people don't make some after they finish it
X. X-rays you’ve had: teeth, chest, neck 
Y. Yummy food you make: brownies, and pasta
Z. Zoo animal favorites: monkeys

Monday, August 22, 2011

Adventures in canning

For graduation I got a canning set from my lovely Josh, and from my Step-dad and Deidre got me a few cases of jars. I have been taking full advantage of this and have been canning up a storm during the weekends. This week we canned all of this.


That is Dilly Beans, Salsa, Zucchini Relish, and Apple Butter. Well the apple butter was still cooling when this picture was taken but, that is what I have made thus far. I am on a hunt for more recipes like Pickled Habanero Garlic, Spicy Okra, and more. I am not a big fan of jellies but once my satsumas ripen I will be making jelly or marmalade. I enjoy canning so much!!!


Peeling and seeding the tomatoes


Ladling out salsa into cans


I even stuck Josh in the corner to help me out peeling and coring the apples. It was not torture he enjoyed himself, and was out of the kitchen so I could handle the tomatoes.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Update time!

I have been away this week because of two reasons.




Yes I just graduated! I have been done with school since the end of May, but August 13th was the graduation ceremony. It was odd being out of school then showing up to graduate. I am glad it is over! I still have to go get my teaching certificate but my degree is done, and I cannot be more excited.
After that I became absorbed in this book.

I love this book, I cannot wait to go see the movie with my step-mom. I will write a whole post on this book soon.


Friday, August 12, 2011


I am stuck in a rut!


See that hair. Yes that is how I fix my hair 98% of the time 1.5% it is in a ponytail and .5% is down. If my hair is down, it tickles so I put it up in my messy bun. I have tried the Sock Bun Curls but once again it tickled and I pulled it up. I am trying to get better about leaving it down, but all through high school I had short hair(much like this).

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That is the picture I would take into my stylist. I loved it but I hated the whole it is growing out awkward stage that happens when your hair is that short. I did love it though, I want it back but I think instead I might do bangs so this is where I need your help.

Option 1

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Option 2

Option 3

I would love any help! I also like the red color, but that will come some other time. I just want to know what flavor bangs I want.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Heat exhausted!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the summer! I am always cold so the summer is perfect for me! I love being able to wear cute summer dresses, catching fire flies, sitting on the porch drinking sweet tea, and swimming. All of that being said, I think it is time for it to be fall already. This past weekend it was over 100 degrees before noon! Needless to say we did not make it to Winnie Trade Days last weekend, but we did make our crafting store rounds and Target. I love having the sun on my skin but, I do not want the sun burning as soon as I step outside. I am so ready for the fall, I get to drink hot tea, hot cocoa, decorate for the fall holidays, sit by the fire, dress in thick tights and boots, and cozy sweaters.

Hay Turkey

I love how this house always decorates in such a BIG way. I cannot wait until I can get to do this (in a smaller version, at least).

And you cannot tell me that in the picture above the girl doesn't look like she is super cozy. I cannot wait to wear that and many variations or it.
Fall needs to hurry up and get here!!!


Monday, August 8, 2011


So as you may know I am finished with school, my last class was in May. My graduation ceremony is August 13th. YES! This Saturday! I am so happy to be done with school, well partially. I still need my teaching certificate, but I have graduated! My party was last weekend, I forgot to take pictures but it was great! We had my uncle, with his band playing tropical music. We had hot dog, sausages, homemade chili and all sorts of chips & dips. It was really neat and tropical. I wish I would have not gotten sick, but I got better when some people started to leave.

AHHHH! I didn't mean to get off topic. What I was getting at is what my wonderful man got me for graduation. A canning set!

I am so excited! I have found that I really like canning from helping out my step-dad, I cannot wait till next weekend to start some canning by myself. I am planning on doing salsa, pumpkin butter, apple butter, and so much more!

This is what my pantry will look like in the future! I think it will be some yummy stuff.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Happy Birthday!!

Today is my Daddy's birthday! I love him so much and I am so thankful to have him.


I know that without him I would be a very different person. I just want to say thank you and happy birthday to my wonderful Daddy.



Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What is the best week of the year?

If you guessed Shark Week you are right!

I even got Blake into watching it with me. The sharks jumping out of the water was her favorite part. I am so proud of her for not being scared!

Hopefully I will be back this week with more shark week posts. Blake & I were learning shark trivia during the commercial breaks. I think tonight we may do crafts when we are watching the shows.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Vacation Pictures

As promised I have pictures from my latest vacation.

Frio 2011

Yes we went to the Frio again. It was so much fun!!


I love swings, and they still have the swing in the tree. It was a little less stable this year I felt like I was going to break the tree it was on (but that didn't stop me)!


And hanging out in Garner State Park. They have nightly dances on the weekend & it was super fun! I even got to see my neighbor they were leaving the same weekend we got there.


We even played a little Bocce Ball.

Sorry for the picture over load, but it was so much fun!!