Friday, December 24, 2010

I wish. I wish.

Upon a star, a star so bright. Well you know those things that you want to happen so bad that when they do happen you cant believe it finally happened. Well, first thing is my grandpa died last night, we knew it was going to happen and a matter of time and now he is in a better place.  I am glad he is out of his pain and misery and happy. Second Today, I got engaged. We (Peter and I) went to Effingham, which is about an hour and half south of here to my grandparents farm for Christmas eve. Well he asked me to go on a walk with him and some how or reason he wanted me to climb this wonky ladder to the hay barn seen from this picture of a tractor. (You can see the upstairs, behind the tractor). There is way lying in the hay a box, Champagne, two glasses, and this rose. He asked me from behind and I am still in shock. There is ring below. I am some pretty hefty demands. I did not want a normal diamond because I was afraid it would/could scratch people seeing how I am going to be a nurse. So he bought me a diamond and sapphire ring because they are both  very sturdy/ strong jewels. I am so happy. =)
 The end. 

P.S. No plans are made yet. stop asking. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

feels a lot like christmas..

We got our first day of snow a whooping 8.5 in.. jeez. We also set up our house for christmas time.. love it. We are also hosting our first christmas party this year.. yay!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

secret santa..

So everyone has them at work, school, etc, and you are suppose to come up with a present for a stranger in a price range between $15 to 20. I love to hate them. I am not going to pull the easy card and just get you a gift card I am too creative for that, sorry.
So this is what I came up with for mine. I bought two mugs for $0.54/ea at goodwill that are super cute, bought 2 spatulas at target for $2.50, miny candy canes  for $1.99 for a box, peppermint extract for $3.00, two hand-made  potholders (with yarn I already had), and the dry mix for these cupcakes. total: $10.58.. I win!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

a year in baby blankets

I made a record 5 baby blankets this year
1. for my bf, Cambric ( the hardest one I have done to date)
2. for the neighbor
3. for a ex co-worker, Stephanie
4. a ex water polo team player, Cyndi
5. I gave it away to a co-worker for her cousin

Thursday, November 25, 2010


I have never done this and often I get told I am not very romantic, well after reading O magazine last month I found this recipe and thought I should do something special for peter peter pumpkin eater. Well, it was a breakfast-in-bed kinda moment and I pulled it off. It was delicious and a total surprise for him_ win win!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Did you know.. [as seen on the Nate Berkus show]

that you can write on plates with a permanent marker to make messages or greet guests.. (yes it does come off with soap and water). I really like this idea because we have a pathetic plate wall.

<3. S

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

so what if.. [I am sad.. and you have been warned]

SO what if you lost your best friend.. out of no where today? Well this was a reality to my sister today. Her best friend, her roommate from college died. She was 24 years old. We are not sure of all of the details but do know it was a seizure. In any circumstance this news has put me at a stand still all day. What would you do? If my sister died today I would be speechless. Although I don't say it enough my sister is my best friend and I love her dearly. If anything were to happen to her I would die. Yes we may fight or not get along and have separate tastes. I LOVE KRISTIE! you are my sister and my best friend. I know you will get over this and even though she is gone, doesn't mean she wont be forgotten. <3.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Everyone needs some inspiration every once in a while..

 So I forgot to mention where I got the inspiration to change the color scheme, but I had been thinking about it for some time. I got this little thing for a dollar filled it with some  rocks and made another felt/paper rose and now it sits on the side table! loves it.

why hello.. yellow [part 1]

a preview of new inspirations for the office. bring in yellow and gray as pops of color and to create a soft airy feel. I also stenciled the one of the closet doors to create more texture in a white room. 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Do you love pizza as much as I do? .. you should TRY THIS!

So we have been doing this for awhile, but just recently made some modifications. we probably have pizza once a week. You know those nights you come home from work (in my case school) and you don't want to cook, but you have to eat. Well we make pizza! We buy the frozen pizzas, usually the cheapest and start from there.
For this pizza, I put on GRAPES (yes, grapes are delicious and my new favorite ingredient on pizza), onions, mushrooms, bacon and cheese. Put it in the oven for 15 mins at 400 degrees and ta da! It is delicious.

Thanksgiving break!

Hello there.. a whole week off, well kind of. I have projects papers, journals, etc. to catch up on, but this does mean no driving 40 mins each way just to get to school. woo hoo! I am also working extra hours too and working on some knick knack projects. Hopefully finishing up my office I have some things in mind.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


So as you well know, I crochet on the side of all my other chaos and to relax/procrastinate from nursing school in general because it is usually too much work. It is also something else I can do at work. So this week I got commissioned to do a hat and scarf combo after I completed my sister and her boyfriend one. I was very excited. Here are the results. ( I like the way it came out)

new toys..

So yes, my mommy is awsome and already bought me my christmas present, well kinda. She has known that I wanted a kitchen aid mixer for a very long time (esp with cooking/baking a lot more now that we have our house and found it on sale), plus had coupons so she mailed me some money and coupons and I purchased it. YAY!.

And we made a nook for it on the kitchen cart and bar of all the goodies to have just in case and so we don't loose them


Now that halloween is over, it is time to put up a fall display after seeing this tutorial on this site and here it was time to get motivation to make my own. Although there is really display I did hang it from my window and it looks great except our windows need to be cleaned.

Oh I love the way it turned out.. and besides wrapping the yarn, it was so easy.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

oh fall.. how I love you.

I really love fall now that I live in the midwest and can actually enjoy it. My favorite is watching the leaves change color. =) well today peter and I went to the orchard and picked our own pumpkins and apples had some cider and started on our pumpkins. We got two of them done before I go to work. I wish it could never end. I had a lot of fun today reminds me of childhood all over again. =)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

inspirations for the previous post..

so I have really been thinking I want a theme for out long awaited wedding I know because your holding your breathe like me .. right.. haha. So i was thinking.. which is good from time to time and I really like the vintage themes like the 1920s and I have to include something to do with flying of course and this is what I came up with.. please of please your input is wanted.  

Sunday, October 17, 2010

hello.. again my long lost friend

I have been very bad about keeping you up to date .. but I am back for now. Life has been busy but in reality I wouldn't want it any other way. I have changed what I want for our wedding yet again but it really doesn't matter simply because we are not there yet. And once more more friends are either a. getting engaged/married or b. breaking up. For the latter it is so surprising and depressing because these are friends that I thought would be first but no they are breaking up left and right. =(

You know I am at work right now.. what do you really expect?

new project.. so in our house WE LOVE HALLOWEEN, but we have no decorations. give us a break we are starting from scratch so today I went on a hunt to find some and out something together while peter has been away to chicago this weekend. Its nothing big and we don't have any pumpkins outside but I do kinda love it.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

lover muffin has a whole new meaning..

I am sitting here watching my new show (glee), drinking a glass of wine and baking. yay! some of my favorite things. you use to be my rock my need because you were there. well guess what .. your not anymore. that stupid slut that doesn't give you shit and you pick her over me. Well theres a new lover muffin in town. and its not you!.. I am so sick of your shit and its over. P is my man and my everything, he my lover muffin and always will be.

Monday, September 27, 2010

hello hello [part 2]

afters: ( living room, guest bedroom, my office, kitchen, backyard, the NEW shed that peter and kendall built this summer and yes that is an airplane in our garage)

Kitchen: 1/2 way done, guest bedroom:complete, backyard: no where near, office: 1/2 complete( needs another coat of pain, this is just primer_ 5 coats of it) , living room: complete