Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Just recently, I was on my good friend Brooke's blog and noticed her post on an awesome photo website called Shutterfly. Brooke is always bragging about Shutterfly...and has her Christmas cards made there each year. Shutterfly is running a special through the end of December this year, sending bloggers 50 free holiday cards if you blog about them! How awesome is that? I have never ordered anything from Shutterfly but have always wanted to...so I'm gonna give this a shot! Go check them out!

Miscellany Monday on Tuesday

1. Mobile Blogging. Today, I discovered that you can blog from your phone. Pretty cool eh? You can't do all the colorful text and stuff, unless I just haven't figured it out yet, but nonetheless, you can blog from your phone! Awesome.

2. Turning 25.I turned 25 today. Crazy how time flies! My mom is cooking me a homemade meal tonight for dinner, and some of the family is coming over...so that will be nice!

3. Flowers. Today, I went home for lunch, walked in the door, and my husband was holding these beautiful lilies for me on my birthday! They are orange, and match the house perfectly! He's so sweet!

Don't forget to head on over to Carissa's to link up if you haven't already!

Happy birthday to me!

Yay! I turn the big 25 today! Should I be excited? Sad that I'm getting older? Haha. I'm half way to 50! Ahhhh! Time flies.








Monday, November 29, 2010

Heater Fiasco

The past couple days at work...I have been freezing...and have made it well known to my boss. Well, today he got me a space heater as a birthday present since my birthday is tomorrow. Well...the heater hates me.

First, I had it plugged in under my desk so it would keep my feet warm. It was great until I went to swipe a credit card. The card machine, as well as the printer both lost power. Wonderful.

Then, I plugged it inside the closet with an extension cord, and all of the lights went out. Ha. So much for the heater.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Adorable Couple...

Go check out this adorable couple I had the opportunity to photograph last week. You may know her already from her blog, but if you don't...she's definitely worth knowing! I had so much fun "shooting" y'all Brooke! We need to do it again soon. :)


Fill in the Blank Friday on Saturday

 1.   Black Friday is   _crazy. It's definitely not for me. I heard it said right the other day...why is it that we are so thankful, loving on Thanksgiving, and the day after we are so greedy, mean, and inconsiderate  ?

2.  Christmas shopping this year will include   _probably not much since we just moved into our new house not long ago haha  .

3.  Holiday shopping makes me  __want to punch somebody. No, seriously  .

4.  This year my Christmas list will include   __a lot of stuff that I want, but probably don't need. I already know that we are getting all ten seasons of Friends on DVD which I am totally stoked about! I also really want a new lens for my camera, but that's going to be something I buy more than likely   .

5.  Bargain hunter, or full price shopper?      I love finding stuff on sale that I really like, but I also HATE digging for stuff  .

6.  The best and worst things about shopping is   __finding awesome clothes and having a new confidence in yourself when wearing them...but I absolutely hate shopping because I feel like I'm no good at picking out an outfit   .

7.  Online shopper or in-person shopper?  __I have to try something on before I buy it  .
Don't forget to link up over at Lauren's!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Fried Oreos

Have you ever heard of fried Oreos?!?

I hadn't heard of them until my co-worker Krista brought some back from lunch. Talk about yummy! Omgoodness I have never had anything like it. Oh...and did I mention they are sprinkled with powdered sugar? Unbelievable. It's like...funnel cake with an Oreo inside! If you ever get a chance to try these...

Do it!


Sneak Peak: Adorable Family!

Yesterday I had the opportunity to photograph The Mann's for their Christmas card. To say these handsome little guys are adorable is an understatement.

Be on the lookout for the rest on my photography blog!


Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope your day is filled with family, food, and fun!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wee Bit Wednesday

{one} what kind of camera do you have? 
I have a Nikon D5000, and love it!

{two} you just won $1000 and you have to spend it on yourself on one item. what do you buy? 
I would buy a new lens for my camera. Lenses make such a huge difference!

{three} if you had to choose, would you rather live with your parents in the same house forever or 5000 miles away? 
I'm a family girl. I would rather live in the same house with them. They are pretty cool. :)

{four} is your christmas tree up yet? 
No, we need to get one though! We can't decide between real of fake though. I love the smell of a real tree, but dread the needles all over the floor. Ha.

{five} do you bring reusable bags to the grocery store? 

{six} which would be worse: listening to the same song on replay for the rest of your life or having to eat the same meal everyday for the rest of your life? 
I think it would be worse to hear the same song replay for the rest of my life. That would be awful!

{seven} name 3 things you are thankful for this season. 
My family, friends, house, job. Oops! That was four. :)

{eight} do you dye/highlight your hair? if so, do you do it yourself or have it done at the salon? 
I sure do...at the salon. It actually needs it now!

{nine} would you rather watch a movie at home or at the theater? 
At home. I like to snuggle on the couch. :)

{ten} would you rather win $1000/week for life or $5 million all at once? 
$10000 a week. Not sure why. Haha.

Don't forget to link up over at Leigh Ashley's!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Miscellany Monday

1. Computer fail. My computer is sick. It's at an Apple specialist as we speak. They think it's the hard drive. That sucks. Luckily I have my blog stuff and pictures backed up, but I will  most likely lose my music, etc. I'll have it back today though, so we'll see! :(

2. Dave Barnes concert. Last night, we went to the Dave Barnes concert here in our town. It was put on by a local non-profit Christian radio station called 88.5 The Truth. The concert was also a tribute to our good friend Heath Jackson who was killed a couple months ago. Ian had the privilege of playing/singing with some of Heath's good friends before Dave Barnes played, and it was awesome. We miss Heath so much...but know he is in a much better place than we are now.

3. Picture swap. Yesterday Ian, myself, my sweet friend Brooke and her husband Brandon went a little photo shoot before church. We took pictures of each other, and gave each other the disks afterward! I can't wait to show you some of the awesome shots I got of them, and post a few of us as well!

I hope you all have a fantastic week! 

Don't forget to link up over at Carissa's!


Friday, November 19, 2010

This is seriously the most UH-MAZING salsa I've ever had!
So easy to make too! Enjoy. :)

 What you will need:

4 cans Rotel (any flavor)
1/2 onion
1 bunch cilantro
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon chili powder

1. In a large bowl, add 2 cans of Rotel. Drain the remaining 2 cans of Rotel and add those too.
2. Mix in sugar, garlic salt, and chili powder.
3. Chop 1/2 an onion, and 1 bunch of cilantro and add both into the salsa.
4. Serve with tortilla chips!

*If you prefer thinner salsa, pour into a blender and blend to desired texture.

If you make the salsa, let me know what you think! :)


Fill in the Blank Friday

1.   My Thanksgiving plans this year will include  _ eating massive amounts of turkey and dressing with my family! I am super excited this year especially because my in-laws are coming to stay with us and get to spend Thanksgiving here in our new home with us, which means I get to see both sides of the family in the same town. So excited  .

2.  My favorite Thanksgiving was   _the first time Ian and I spent Thanksgiving together  .

3.  My signature Thanksgiving dish is  __well you see...I don't really cook. So I don't have a signature dish yet. Ha  .

4.  My favorite Thanksgiving food is   __dressing. My mom and grandmother make the BEST dressing in the world. Ever   .

5.  Thanksgiving free association!      turkey, food, dressing, family, pumpkin pie, naps, football, gravy, sweet potato casserole .

6.  Thanksgiving is   __my second favorite holiday, and a time for remembering all the things you are thankful for _.

7.  I am thankful for  __my amazing husband, family, church, friends, and that I have a wonderful God who loves me__!

Don't forget to link up over at Lauren's!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wee Bit Wednesday

{one} what time do you normally wake up?
Normally about 5:45 or 6:00. I have to be at work at 7:30.

{two} do you have a go-to song for karaoke?
I don't ever sing karaoke haha.

{three} if you could only see black and white except for one color, what color would you choose to see?
Turquoise of course. :)

{four} what color best matches your personality?

{five} if you could choose one meal to cook better than anyone else, what would it be?
Well, I am going to have to say salsa. :)

{six} how many keys do you have on your key ring?
Three. Home, my parent's house, and work.

{seven} do you give your pets birthday/christmas gifts?
I got Lilly three Christmas t-shirts the other day at Target. So cute.

{eight} when your plate has different foods on it, do you mix or not?
I don't mind if they mix. They are going to the same place right?

{nine} if you could hire someone to do one thing for you all the time, what would it be?
I would love to have a personal chef. I love food and eat way too much of it, so it would be nice to have someone cook healthy stuff for me all the time.

{ten} when flying, do you prefer the window or aisle seat?
Window! :)

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