Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas adventures

Merry Belated Christmas to you all! I hope you had a good one. I sure did, even though it didn't snow I still enjoyed it. I would like to share a few pictures with you today from the break. Enjoy. xo

Since we went somewhere else for Christmas we had to make a paper tree. :)

Just hanging out with James Madison and his wife Dolly. They were short.

Thanks for reading. xo

Monday, December 22, 2014

bowling fun.

It is almost Christmas! Yay! That means family! Which meant bowling in our family, I thought I would share a few photos before I log off for the weekend! Merry Chirstmas. xox

the whole gang, we took up four lanes

grandpa & granddaughter

cousin talk
Thanks for reading. Merry Christmas! xo

Thursday, December 18, 2014

half-marathon training day one

Yes, it is true. It's been a week since I have blogged but I have good news. I am hoping to run a half marathon in April!
Last year I ran a triathlon.
While, this could all change in a few minutes (because I have not bought the ticket yet). I started my training today! While it was only three miles. It was a little rough because it has been a while since I have consistently ran. I just wanted to tell you though how great it felt! I felt amazing afterword.

And no this is not my New Year's resolution. I just thought why not?! Ha.

Thanks for reading xox.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 promised...

Disclaimer: If you ever wonder why I have not been posting a lot or long post. Well I have been sewing nonstop. I have been loving my new serger and new vintage fabric finds. (insert heart emoji here)

As promised though, I did cook dinner and have somewhat of a recipe for you. Last night's dinner was not as fab as I would have hoped it would be but I made something new! I was inspired by a Pinterest pin to make cheesy vegetables. Doesn't sound too appealing but it was delicious (not to mention I am a fan of all things cheese). We also had well, canned soup.  Nothing much homemade about that but it was a laid back kind of night.  So here are some pictures and a little simple reciepe.

Cheesy Vegetables:

For this you can have about any kind of vegetables, put them in a pan together and add some shredded cheese.

I used green beans, peas, and corn. I wanted to add some peppers but we did not have any.

Sorry for the lame pictures it was way too dark.
Thanks for reading. xo

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas cheer

There are two weeks till Christmas! That means Christmas cheer everywhere! We went to Christmas town at Busch Gardens this past weekend and it was a lot of fun. Everything from hot cocoa to a skyride over lights. I still need to bake my annual sugar cookies. Yum.

Tomorrow hopefully I will be posting a dinner recipe so stay tuned.

For now here are some pictures of Christmas town. Xox

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

a simple blogroll.

Because I really would like to go bed right now, today's post will not be very long. Sorry, I just thought I would share a simple blogroll. Enjoy. xox

a cute little turtle from a local aquarium.
These are a few of my faves bloggers and would love if you checked them out. While I may not agree with everything they say, some of there post are quite genius. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

I can finally say the word "Christmas"

Now that it is after Thanksgiving, that means Christmas season! The most wonderful time of the year. So as tradition, we put up our Christmas decorations out and I took my camera and snapped a few shots.

We even got a real tree, it smells pretty amazing in our house now. Christmas time is probably my favorite time of the year as you can tell. :)

Happy Holidays. xox

Monday, November 24, 2014

happy thanksgiving.

I would just like to say thank you to all of you for reading my blog and that I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving. I will be taking this week of from blogging to enjoy family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving again. xoxo

Friday, November 21, 2014

happy weekend.

It is Friday, wohoo! I went thrift shopping today and it was so much fun! My friend Olivia and I had so much fun. Such great deals at the thrift shop.

Recently I have sewing a few new things, and they are so cute.

I have also been running more (in very cold weather I might add).

I am just happy it is the weekend.

Oh yeah and well donuts. :)

Thanks for reading. xo

Thursday, November 20, 2014

how to make // arm strap phone case

Guess what... I finally did a video (reason why there was no post yesterday)! While it is not the best nor is it a Q&A I still think it turned out alright. I was not comfortable enough to do a Q&A but thought a sewing tutorial would be perfect! So I have made a arm strap phone case. I will say I got some inspiration for how the video was filmed from ( She is pretty great, I will say. Go check her out. 

So, here is the final product. Enjoy!

Works best in 480p ( I know it is really bad quality) 

Thanks so much! xo

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

holiday favorites.

I have been loving a few things around my house that have to do with the holidays more than usual this time of year.

1// Candles are not really my thing but I have been loving this candle warmer I received from my sister. I am always afraid that something will catch on fire and this assures it will not! Get one here.
2// socks + heater // While I am always a fan of the heater not so much the socks but it has changed and I love socks so very much now. Especially fuzzy, Christmas colored socks.

3// hot cocoa // Most of the time I put down hot cocoa but when you get a hug box of it at the store, well it is tempting.

4// target and Christmas deco. Yes. Yes. Yes.


 Thanks for reading. xo What are your favorite holiday items?

Monday, November 17, 2014

a few crafting tips

Thought I would share a DIY post since I have not in awhile. I have been crafting lately and have made a few awesome things and thought I would share some tips for you all crafters out there.

1. Have a dedicated space.
I often find a big table works great, lay down some newspaper and you are ready to go.

2. Keep it organized.
All my craft supplies is organized in two little 3 drawer plastic containers. I bought even smaller containers to put inside of it and it works out great.

3. Buy a few new things.
Wow, I just told you to go out and buy more things. Yes, buy a few more things to make something new but combining with your old supplies as well.

4. Find inspiration.
I am a creative person but often times I see something and it sparks an idea. Pinterest is very helpful for this.

Thanks for reading. xo

Friday, November 14, 2014

friday funday.

So I did get the donuts.....

I did end up sewing....which didn't turn out quite the best...

And well..I got this cool picture...

It is Friday and I am so glad it is. I am ready for the weekend. It has been crazy. I am excited for this upcoming weeks blog post. Promise they will be more interesting. xoxo

Thursday, November 13, 2014


It has been quite the week this week. Filled with new and exciting things. It has been a full but great week. I have been much enjoying my sewing machines and thrift shopping skills.  Though it has been quite hectic. I have done everything from homework to learning how to work my serger (woo hoo)! Yay! It is almost Friday and I am so excited, especially for some Donuts. Yes. That is it for now. xox

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

thrift store finds (and websites)

    We have this really good thrift store in my town and I love it. Love. It. Just in the past month I have found J.Crew to Chacos for under $3. I have also found this great website called thread up. They have many name brand clothes for really cheap prices. I just ordered an L.L. Bean vest from there for $5 (I had a 10 dollar store credit). I am super excited to get it. In the past month my thrift store finds have consisted of, Target shorts (that fit perfect), Levi Jeans (for .67 cents best. deal. ever.), and some Gap items. It is wonderful. Just thought I would share a few pictures and websites.

Thread Up: (the best thrift store website ever):

Like Twice:

got this for $5 ($10 store credit + shipping)
shorts $1 and shoes $3

I had a $20 store credit so it was practically free

 only $2 (retail $50+)

Have any tips or suggestions? Share!

Friday, November 7, 2014

little mini's

Oh, how I adore babysitting. It is much more of a hobby for me than a job. I just love little kids. They are so refreshing and well it just makes me happy to hang out with them. xox. Have a great weekend.

vintage monopoly

netflix time

her smile >