Saturday, January 31, 2009


This week has been kind of hectic, especially because I am just getting over a cold.

I spent this week doing a ton of school, and i made two aprons.

I had to do a demonstration project for school, and I did cooking so, I needed something to wear. You know to get people into the vibe! ;) My mom and I had gone to a fabric store a while ago, and I found the cutest vintage fabric. (I would like to make a cute sun dress out of it over the summer.) So I made an apron out of that, and then made another one for a lady who goes to our church. She cooks for over 100 people every wednesday night. Her food is always so gourmet and DELISH! Gosh if I tried to cook for that many people........

I will post pictures of the aprons, after we get some camera batteries.. That camera really eats the batteries fast!

I made guacamole for my demonstartion project


  • 2 medium sized ripe avocados

  • 2 TBLS lemon or lime juice

  • 2-3 cloves garlic

  • 1/4 TSP ground sea salt

  • sprig of cilantro

  1. cut avocados in half, using a spoon scrape out avocado. place into a bowl

  2. add salt, lime juice, and garlic

  3. mash with a fork ( food processor or blender)

  4. mince cilantro. Add to mixture

Thats it! There are soo many ways to make guacamole, with tomatoes, peppers.....This is just a short easy way. I believe it took 5 minutes. (well and a lot of talking!;)

I really wanted to post a video. Can someone clue me in on how to? I get how to press the button that says 'add video' but I don't really know how to save a video to add it.

I got a giftcard to I tunes and bought some songs. Have you ever heard the song at the end of the "ultimate gift?" well its by Sara Groves and is called 'something changed' I bought that one and I like it alot!

Sorry this post has been skipping around to some many things. Hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Years Eve Sweater and Skirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

New Years Eve Sweater and Skirt GIVEAWAY!!!!
this is such an adorable kids dress!! I wish she had my size, shes so talented!


I am in love.....

AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! I am having another Goodwill freak out! I LOVE YOU!!!!
Anyways, yesturday my mom and I went to a different goodwill, and apperantly every monday at 2:00 they have an auction for more expensive items. (purses, vases, type writters)

So I went there just before 2 and got to stay for the auction.

And can you guess what I saw!??!??! A RALPH LAUREN BLUE AND YELLOW TOTE BAG!! ( it still had the tag on for $90.00)

I actually had just seen one of these, that this girl was carrying in some store, and I was like LOVE IT!
Anyways It was $13 then this old guy bid (I really do not know why he wanted a womans tote bag but any-whooo.) $14, I bid $15, he bid $16, and I bid $17. Then he was like, ohh she can just take it. And I was like "thank you soo much!" and he was like "*grin*" But that was the most excitement of the whole auction, it was usually just one person bidding at a time, so nothing drastic.

Then after a couple minutes he came up to my mom and was like "did you see the tag still on it?" and my mom was like "Really!?? the tags still on it?" and then I came up and he said "you know the only reason I came to goodwill today was for that bag" (And I was standing there feeling guilty for winning it. But then I was like "maybe he is just trying to give me some guilt treatment.") "Well thank you for letting me get it!" then he left. Should I feel really bad about this? He didn't look like a hobo or anything. He was actually pretty well dressed.
Yesturday our church had a "teacher symposium." (It wasn't for just our church, it was open for any teachers) My mom has taught home schooled kids and she subs for my science class sometimes. It was intresting although I didnt get to sit in through the whole thing, I had a lot of school work to do. It was mainly about, different ways you could teach your class to make it more interesting for them, and yourself! It was really good.

I am probably supposed to be doing school but i had to let out some craziness, and what better place to do it then on a blog!?!?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Great Deals

Yesturday my sisters and I went shopping at goodwill. Now usually you can't find much there, but I guess it was our day!

I found-

  • A lime green Puffy vest (i had been wanting one, for such a long time!;)

  • A purple Ralph Lauren Tee shirt (And guess what?!? It even has the little Ralph Lauren guy in bright teal!!!! HOW FUN IS THAT!?!;)

  • Some black tights with different coloured hearts. (great for Valentines Day!

Its not a ton, but I was thrilled!

A couple weeks ago My mom and I went to the 'junk shop' aka R.K. Blevins. It is a nasty looking place with great deals! We found a black shag rug for our bathroom, and a lot if other cute things. (The junk shop sells things from nice stores that came in a box that was dented or had some tiny problem. But nothing there is like completely torn.) But back to the subject, I found a really cute dusty brown (is that a colour?? any ways it looks like a dusty colour!;) bubble skirt, and looks kind of hippie-ish. (Great for contra dancing if I ever go!!;) It was only $4!! YIPPEE for great deals! I also got 3 pairs of really cute socks. Only $6.00 all together! Great deals just thrill me!

I could spend a whole post one this but I will not. Have you ever tried Gelato? It is half way between ice cream, frozen yogurt and a sorbet. Only its like TWICE as good. It has this amazing texture that makes you want more and more and more!! We all went to a cute TINY shop called 'Cafe Gelato' They had some great flavours that you can't get in ice cream- Like Kiwi, blackberry, hazel nut, mango, and then the regular-chocolate, strawberry. You get the idea! D-E-L-I-S-H! Your probably starved by now. Sorry.. Could'nt help it;)

The building is also really cute, it has little 'cafe' tables and it is the cutest peach colour. It also has light green, pink-ee red and black. It actually seems to make the store look bigger than it really is! It's only a little bigger than a walk in closet. (a big one)

Abby had a friend over yesturday and we went too 'Old Salem' (for Christmas we got a year round memeber ship there!) they have this AMAZING toy museum there, of toys kids used to play with. They looked so old a fragile. Imagine saying something like-

"yes dear you can play with my porcelain, antique, extremely valuable, special doll."

"uhhh huh, I am sure your dolly would just LOVE to make mud pies with you....."

hmm....I dont know if I would do that.

If you've ever noticed, old toys have a ton of colour to them, but now kids toys are mainly red, yellow, blue, pink... (primary colours plus pink.) Slighly boring compared to all the colours they used to use!! All the toys were very unique and intricate.

Since I could'nt take home one of those cool toys I bought a stuffed Schnauzer. (I can't have one of those either!!;)

Well we are about to leave for church so....See ya! ;o

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Coffee Cups


When you go to comment on http://www.monogramchick.blogspot.com/

leave a comment telling that you heard about this give-a-way from me. That way if you win-I win as well!;)


Friday, January 23, 2009

...And the letter is....S!!!

Thanks to Megan over at "tales of the trees' I now get to do the fun letter game.
My letter is-"S"

Shampoo- The John Frieda collection- It smells so good and it made the highlights in my hair, much more noticeable!

Schanuzers- especially toy chocolate brown schnauzers!

Strawberry Shortcake

Star Gazing


Stella and Sebastian- Some of my favorite girl and boy names





Skiing- It's the BOMB!

he he, thats not me!!!;)

So there you have it! If you'd like to play along just post me a comment and i'll give you a letter!

By the way head over to the pink potpourii for an awesome give-a-way!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Smooth moves and babsysitting 2!

Babysitting......O the joy... This time I can actually say 'O the joy' and mean it!

I am going babysitting for the SWEETEST little boy I have EVER babysat for! Last time, I would ask him to do something and he would be like "ok"

It went sort of like this-

Me- "Blake eat your green beans."

Blake- "ok"

Me "Blake its time to brush your teeth."

Blake "ok"

Me "its time to go to bed Blake"

Blake "ok, goodnight!"

He was by far, the easiest little boy I have ever had to stay with. Soooo, that should be an exciting evening!! When Blake goes to sleep, his mom and dad let me play their wii (I think that the wii is one of the most amazing/ interactive video game I have ever played!! {actually I wouldn't classify the wii under 'video games' its just so unique!}) Have you ever played 'Wario Smooth moves?' If you have a wii you should really invest in that game! They make you do all this crazy stuff while holding the controller in different ways. You get to do stuff like- close up a store, rescue a person, find a person in the dark, balance a broom on your hand, saute vegetables, saw wood, pump up a ballon, put an old ladies dentures in.....you get the idea!

anyways, I am going to leave soon! WOOO HOOO!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A snowy day

Yesturday, when it snowed we finally got to go sledding!! Actually we went sledding on the road.;) It.was.so.much.fun!!! probably the most funI had ever had sledding! The road was really icy so you went twice as fast, and it wasn't slushy like in the grass. ( The snow is basically gone now- what a rip off!;)

I also was in a cleaning mood yesturday, so I cleaned the laundry room. (it had been needing a good cleaning for a looooong time) it's blando.com with white cement walls and fake white tile floors. (I really dont know what these people were thinking when they made everything so boring and colorless down there!) We had these 'wallies' (wall stickers) that have different coloured bird houses on them, so we put those up until we can paint!! Thats one thing I love about spring and summer- you get to PAINT!! HURRARY!

This is off topic, but what is your favorite season? (I was just randomly thinking of them!)

is it-

Summer- picnics, partys, running barefoot, warm weather etc.

Spring- *painting,* fresh flowers, etc.

Fall- leaves, campfires, fall partys, thanksgiving etc.

Winter- hot choclate, snow cream, christmas etc.

I think my personal favorite is Fall.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


It looks so pretty. Have you ever felt like you should'nt mess it all up by walking in it?
My sisters had a snow day today, so their out. Abby and I went out side and she tried sledding. It didn't work. But Lucy was THRILLED!! She raced around in circles, and messed up the pretty snow, but oh well! maybe we will get more next time!
Well I guess you know what today is?? Right? Well today is the day that Barrack Obama will be sworn in. Our 44th president of the united states. hmmm... It sounds so weird to add Obama to the presidents list. The very best thing I can do is to pray for him.
Yesturday I went jean shopping. Seriously shopping for jeans is sooooo stressful! I have always wished that I could combine two sizes. You know the length of this and the waist of this (oh and possibly the colour of this!) I didn't find 1 pair. I'm down to my last pair.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Me and Mango Mandarin scents

Have you evey tried any of bath and body works Mango Mandarin lotion/perfume??

If you have I know you fell in L-O-V-E with it! It has such a refreshing scent to it, and the body butter last a long time! (both on your skin and in the huge bottle!)

My sister bought me the perfume yesturday and i have enjoyed using it so much!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009


1. What is your occupation right now?ummm school, babysitting

2. What color are your socks right now?they are just boring ole white

3. What are you listening to right now? typing

4. What was the last thing that you ate/drank? latte, rasperry white choclate cheese cake

5. Can you drive a stick shift?nope

6. Last person you spoke to on the phone?Mariah

7. Do you like the person who sent this to you?Well, I stole it off a blog...but yep sure do!! :D

8. How old are you today?a special age

9.What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? I don't really watch sports but I love to watch the olympics!!

10. What is your favorite drink?In general? hmmm. izze, jones cream soda, coffee, tea, smoothies

11. Have you ever dyed your hair?nooooooo.

12. Favorite food? homade macaroni and cheese, salads, steak.....fruit

13. What is the last movie you watched?A walk to remember (very sweet/sad movie!) and akeelah and the bee

14. Favorite day of the year? hmm.valentines day, my birthday and thanksgiving

15. How do you vent anger?read, walk around outside

16. What was your favorite toy as a child?polly pockets and my pink bunny rabbit my grandma sewed me

17. What is your favorite season?Fall!!

18. Cherries or Blueberries?cherries

19. Living arrangements?With my family. :)

20. When was the last time you cried?I dont really keep track!!

21. What is on the floor of your closet? My shoe rack

22. What did you do last night?watched the two movies listed above and babysat

23. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburger?burger with vegatbles.

24. Favorite dog breed?schnauzers, saint bernards, weimeraners.

25. Favorite day of the week?saturdays and sundays

26. How many countries have you lived in?One

27. Diamonds or pearls?pearls but i would'nt mind a diamond as well!! he he

28. What is your favorite flower? hydrangeas, orchids and roses

I tag-
sweet simplicity
my journey toward:the glam life of a housewife
pink potpourri

The Lunch Date Blouse GIVEAWAY!!!!

The Lunch Date Blouse GIVEAWAY!!!!
what a georgeous shirt!


Blog Designs

Well, what do ya think?? I Just got this, from Aqua poppy designs! (link on my sidebar!)
I think its a very bright summer-ee colour.
Gosh it seems like it's just the right time to re-do blogs. I thought this one was amazing!!!!

I GOT MY VERY FIRST AWARDS TODAY!!!!!!!;) I am sooo excited! Thank you LOLLY!!!
If you have'nt seen my sisters blog, check it out! www.lauren-inretrospective.blogspot.com


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Etsy fish earrings

I have some earrings just like these but they are black. aren't they cute? Look up "thethornandrose" on Etsy she has some really cute things. I am not crazy about the chocker necklace, but it would not be hard at all to get a different chain..
You might not be able to tell on this picture, but the body of the fish is jointed so it wiggles! these are so much fun, and you can buy them in several different colours!

Sorry about the random post, but I just had to share some pictures!;)


Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Gosh I am so excited about Inspired Kara's giveaway! It must be the talk of bloggy world right now! ;) She's hosting a 101th post, giveaway! http://inspiredkara.blogspot.com Visit her site for a chance to win!

My mom and I, made a really fanastic homeade tomato soup for lunch. heres the recipe

-2 cloves garlic

-1 can canned tomatos

-1 cup milk

-1 onion

-1 cup chicken broth

Saute onion and garlic, add tomatos and chicken broth. Cook until it boils. Pour mixture into a blender, add milk. Blend. Enjoy!
serves 4

This is such an easy recipe, that only took about 10 minutes.


Sunday, January 11, 2009


I really love silhouettes, and right now I am into bird silhouettes. I found a couple really neat ones. Aren't they cute? ;)
One time I went to a family gathering, that was held in an old church with stained glass windows. It was around one o'clock, and the sun was shining brightly through the windows, so my sisters and I were able to capture our silhouettes.. Here's mine-

(I only wish I had kept my back straight!;)

Well Friday was my first day going back to class. Since I am homeschooled I have class once a week and get my homework for the whole week. I think it went pretty well. (for the most part!) I don't want to start school monday!


Friday, January 9, 2009

Betty Grable

Tonight I watched a cute old Betty Grable movie called- "Down Argentine Way." It was a movie made in the 40's.

The plot was fun, and the acting was cute. I love old movies/musicals. I don't know- do people still watch old movies?? Just curious....

I thought it was kind of neat because they used most of the same actors as they did in her other movie, "Moon Over Miami"
Betty Grable
Speaking of old movies, has anyone heard of Clara Bow? She was a 1920's silent movie actress. The name of the movie i like is "It" I don't like most silent movies but this one is my FAVORITE!! It was soo cute, and there was wonderful acting because of course you couldnt talk to express your feelings. By the second time I saw the movie I could basically quote it, and I could imagine the people talking. Its funny anytime I see photos or old movies before there were "color" movies, I imangine their world in black and white. But i guess it was just as colorful as now!


Thursday, January 8, 2009

My BRIGHT bedroom

A couple of months ago I was puzzling over how to paint/decorate my bedroom. I share a room with my sister Abby, and so that means- only a limited amount of space. I was thinking about a lime green or something, but i realized that i had grown out of it. Laurens friend Zoe loves to decorate so she suggested i do a really bright colour, Such as yellow, teal and black. So yep you guessed it! My room is now striped and I LOVE it! Here are some Pictures.

Here's a picture of the stripe.. (excuse the shadow!)

Can you see the throw pillows well enough? its a yellow and teal twisted vine design.
Doesn't this lamp give off a cool light?

Hydrangeas, are one of my favorite flowers but they die. I found these dried ones for $3 at the farmers market.

I ADORE Masquerade mask

I really have enjoyed this box. And it matches perfectly with my room!

I collect old mystery book series

Okay this is competely off topic but, anyways I love big rings heres a picture of mine-


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My favorite coats/jackets

I was at Target a couple days ago and i found out that i love bright green. It's such a unique colour! I have been wearing my green coat all the time!

I also love puffy vest- Target sells them, they had a sage coloured green target red, black and gray. My favorite was the green.

Did you know Isaac Mizrahi (the guy who designed womens clothes at target) doesn't work for them anymore!?!? I mean i cant really fit in the womens clothes but his SHOES! they were so unique and different. He had such a variety! I believe he went to work for Liz Claiborne.

If you do not have a peacoat you really should consider buying one, i found one at target (my favorite store!) they had dark red and black. (---->)


Sunday, January 4, 2009

John Sloans Art Exhibit

Today after church me and my sisters went to this amazing art exhibit! it was so much fun.. The artist was John Sloans. he lived in New York and painted beauitful sky scrapers and people. He did georgeous oil paintings (<----) and some pen and ink etchings. I could'nt find a picture of my favorite one but it was called something like "lady playing a piano."

O heres a funny story- at like 4:00 we were driving in the car and we got really hungry so we stopped at taco bell. we ordered at the drive thru window and then parked. About 10 minutes later we wanted to get something else, but we were like "should we go through again??" so we decided to, and it was awkard/funny at the same time, because the guy looked at us sort of funny, but then said- "you come back as many times as you like!!" ;) we were like "ok thanks!"
i guess it was my day to be REALLY ditzy because we went to borders and i asked the guy who worked there to see how much money i had on a gift card. He said "sorry m'am i can't check it here, you would have to go up front, but i dont think they would accept it there either, because this is a barnes and nobles gift card." *smiled embarrassed-ly* then was like "oops!" (and walked off really quick!) I guess today just wasn't my day!;)


My first post! ;)

Well... I am VERY excited to finally have my own blog! I have been reading other peoples blogs for a long time, and it is so interesting to see their thoughts and ideas. I have not gotten my blog how I want it yet, so I would LOVE for you to give me some tips for starting a blog. Always feel free to comment!;)

A little bit about me!

-I am a high school aged girl, who loves all things bright, cheerful and preppy
-I am blessed with two wonderful parents, and two sweet sisters.
-I love anything monogrammed
-I love reading- Nancy Drew, To Kill a Mockingbird ETC
-I love online shopping
-I love my sweet pup Lulu (Lucy) & my cat Little
-I really love Lilly Pulitzer although it is really expensive
-I love chick flicks & old movies