30 January 2009

New Post

I feel like it has been too many days since my last post and that I needed a new post :) I literally have nothing to post about though :) Like....nothing. So, I thought that I would do a Favorite PHOTO Friday post. This is one of my most favorite photos ever. THis is me standing on the edge of a cliff at El Malpias in New Mexico. It was such an amazing trip full of God's beautiful handiwork in the landscape. This picture really makes me happy.

Plus, i am soooo ready for hiking weather, and picture taking weather, and green landscape weather, and being tan weather. I am soo over the cold.
Have a great weekend!

28 January 2009

Another Snow Day!

God is sooo good :)
Who doesn't love a snow day? The only thing better is two snow days. yesterday, was a great day to relax and work on some crafty projects that I enjoy.

Today, was all about business. Well, fun business. I decided to finally re-decorate my bedroom AND bathroom. I will not disclose all of the details because I want it to be a surprise for Adam when he sees it all this weekend. Here's a sneak peek!

(Just kidding Adam :D)
I feel like I accomplished a lot and it feels sooooo good. I also took some pictures of my favorite parts of "our" bedroom pre-makeover. I have yet to take any post-makeover because I was exhausted!!

After all my day of hard work, I had a nice peaceful, relaxing night of Bible Study :) I love this study on the book of Esther! Goodnight my lovelies. I am sure that I will have to wake up early tomorrow for school!

27 January 2009


This lovely FINALLY has a blog!!

I can barely contain myself with excitement. So do me a favor and go HERE to leave my beautiful sister some comment love on her new blog!!!!!!! YAY!!!

I need these:

I found these on Etsy and I am in love. This is two buttons that come together. It is like they were made for Adam and I! Now when it says nerdy husband, I am meaning that in the Cutest possible way. Trust me, I am way more nerdy that Adam is :)


I love buttons. I am talking all kinds of buttons too. For example, we have buttons from clothing that you can make a million of cutie pie things with...

We also have buttons that we put on things like jackets, bags, backpacks, etc. These buttons are there to show the world what we are all about.

Obviously we have the type of button known as the "Power Button" that we use to turn things on and off like our beloved MacBooks, iPods, televisions, and so on...

And because I am marrying a Staples Employee, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the ever so popular, Easy Button...

Well well well my friends, I officially have a new favorite type of button...THE BLOG BUTTON!! My friend, and favorite photographer, Jodie at Jodified, is creating personalized, animated Blog Buttons for super cheap. They are so cute and I think that EVERYONE needs to go over there and order one. My blog is now accessorized with her Blog Button (over there on the side bar) and now we have one too!! Check it out!! All you have to do is click on it, and it takes you right to the blog that is linked to it. Loooove it!
Now I would absolutely love love loooooove if you would put my blog button on your blog so that other people may come and start to visit it too!!! If you would like to put our button on your blog (and we would be soooo honored if you did) just leave a comment with your email and I can email it to you along with the directions on how to put it on your blog :) YAY! Now go over to Jodie's blog and order one for yourself too so that I can put it on my blog :)

26 January 2009


I love that it is 10:00 pm and I have already gotten a phone call saying that we do not have school tomorrow because of snow!  Yay!  no phone tag in the morning with the call tree.  No waking up every hour wondering if we have school or not.
Now, all I have to do, is find something fun to occupy myself with on my day off.  I just wish that Staples' employees got snow days as well :(  
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow! Better yet, clear up, and get warm...They already cancelled :)

Another Bridal Shower :)

Oh my Oh my Oh my! Yesterday my wonderful BFF/Aunt threw Adam and I a bridal shower for our family, church friends.

(Love her!)
You guys, this shower was AMAZING!!! Adam was even invited to be part of the gift opening which was really special for the both of us.  I am glad that he was able to participate in and experience a Bridal Shower :)  It honestly (and I know that I have said this before) is so incredily overwhelming to have that many people that you love come to honor you. No words :) Here are just a few of the lovely women who came to celebrate with us:

So, there was Fitz's rootbeer at the shower so my pictures make it look like all my church ladies are boozin it up but they aren't :)
Adam and I recieved so many wonderful gifts from everyone but my favorite gift was a book that each woman wrote a special blessing or words of wisdom in for Adam and I.  That book is very special to us and I am definitely sure that we will be looking back in it all of the time :)  So neat. In fact, I may have seen a few tears watering up in a certain boy's eyes as they were being read :)
Yay!  Adam and I got his and her's sleeping bags for our one day cross country camping excursion:)
Camping lantern...
P.S. can I just give a shout-out to my aunt for her awesome creativity when it came to wrapping our gifts!!  Sooooo proud of her :)
Oh I am sooo excited about our coral themed bathroom decor.  I am starting to think that it looks a bit like blood shot eye balls though??
Man, he is so handsome <3 sigh!
A 7-man tent with an extra pet room for Catalina.  Thank you Grandma!
A new jack-o-lantern for my classroom :)  Seems out of season but I have one that says Barnholtz that I always put out and my students love so my mom's friend Jackie whipped up a MacLean one for us....so excited!
Rosemary put this cutie-pie boa in her gift so of course i had to wear it for the rest of the shower.
More "snappy" wrapping paper from my BFF :)
A few of the ladies at church got us the cooler we wanted and filled it with Diet Dr. Pepper and Aquafina!!  Our favorite!!
Apparently, I find silverware hysterical?
The shower was catered by Tornatore's and the food was AMAZING!  Ridiculously good.  I think I even had thirds!!  Now, what's even cooler was the cake with the one of Adam and I's engagement pictures on it (edible too!). 

 My aunt let Adam and I use the knife from her wedding cake to cut our shower cake...precious!

So, in conclusion, i want to thank everyone who helped making this shower as wonderful and special as it was. We are so blessed to have such amazing friends and family. Again, it is so overwhelming just to think about it....So blessed!

Just a little over a month left until I get to marry this guy!!

24 January 2009

More lovely-ness

Wow, I have been searching and searching for some decoration ideas for my condo. Actually I am starting to say "our" condo because very shortly, Adam will be living here as well :)
For those who know me, you know that in the 7 (I think 7) years that I have lived here, I have redecorated the place many many many times. Not just a little moving around furniture redecoration, full blown, total change. I love change when it comes to my living space. If I get inspired, I want to change to what is inspiring me at that moment.
Well, usually, I go out, by paint, paint that night (I am an awesome painter by the way, I finish a whole room in under an hour most of the time), and then go right out and get the decor I want, and it is done lickity split! Well, I have had this gallon of paint sitting in my (our) bedroom for over a week now and have not been inspired or motivated enough to actually do anything about it. So, today I scoured Apartment Therapy Main for some inspiring decor pictures to get me in the mood for change :) So, here are some more things that I find incredibly beautiful and inspiring at the moment:

Omgoodness!! There are so many things that I want to change right now :) We definitely need a bigger space! I also found this quote which I thought was really cool and really appropriate for this post:

Love, Love, Lovely <3