Monday, February 28, 2011

5 loves on monday

It's that time again..... *sigh*
My loves this week:

1. this adorable card from this shop

2. these adorable and vegan shoes!!!! from this cute etsy shop

3. the oscars!! anyone else watch last night? i looooved anne hathaway and james franco, no matter that the critics said.

4. these oh-so-adorable polka dot dresses

and this adorable dress from this shop

5. oh yea...and this AWESOME sale over at Modcloth


Sunday, February 27, 2011

oh, hello

I've been
watching a lot of Supernatural and Lost,
writing tons of lessons (but somehow I'm still always behind),
trying to get over strep (successfully),
wishing I had more time to write pen pal letters, craft, watch more movies, and read,
avoiding the gym (not good when I only have a month to get beach ready),
planning a spring break trip,
cleaning and organizing my place to make room for another certain someone,
trying to still fit in fun (including the monster jam many pictures to upload).

Life is full and good....I only wish there was more time to get everything done. I miss you blogworld!



.....and found.
Okay, so not going to lie, I've been pretty obsessed with Lost lately. Yes I know, I waited until it went off the air and then fell in love, but the best part?? I can watch them all in a row (on Netflix!)

Such a great show!

And just a few etsy items I found on Lost:

journal found here.

buttons found here

shirt found here

Anyone else a Lost lover?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Recipe//Green Bean App

Every time Steven and I go to TGIFridays (which isn't that often....) we get the fried green beans (his favorite):

Then I cam across Emma's blog post on how to make her "green bean bites":

So I decided to try my hand at making my own version. Granted, the final project isn't as pretty as either TGIFridays nor Emma's but I think for a first time, they turned out pretty well....

-green beans (i used a whole bag of frozen)
-Parmesan cheese
-crescent roll dough

-Put the package (or half) of frozen green beans in a hot of water and bring to a boil. Then simmer. Follow the package instructions, but leave green beans in for 5 minutes, or until beans are ready.

-Drain Green Beans and put them on paper towels to dry.

-As the green beans are drying, lay the crescent roll dough out and take strips of the dough, and roll them in the Parmesan cheese, untilw covered on both sides.

-Once the green beans are dry, roll the dough around each bean separately and place them on a pan.

-Put the beans on the pan in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until the dough is crispy brown.

The final thing should look like this:



awesome sites

The past couple of days I've tried to spend more time online, checking blogs and looking up recipes, and along the way I found some pretty awesome sites that I thought I should share....hope you enjoy (and find something new and fun!)

If you're looking for a good cookie recipe...this might be the one for you. It takes a while, but I made them for valentines day and ....yum!!! Get the recipe here:

And these are what mine looked like....a little messy, but still good :)

I know it's a little bit past valentines day, but I found this cute DIY headband and just had to share.....get the how to here:

I love, love, love this cute harido and it seems that everyone in blog world is trying them lately....check out Danielle's blog for the how to and some cute blogger's versions here:

For some cute journaling (among other cute ideas) check out this awesome blog:

For some gorgeous shoes (ok....may this is a wedding shoe site.....) look here. You won't be sorry!

For an adorable couples photoshoot, check out this blog post. Toooooo cute!

For some awesome how-to for eye make-up, you've GOT to go here. And don't just stop after that one post, Courtney has tons of great eye make-up ideas for all looks and occasions!

For some more cuteness, try here:

For daily inspiration for wardrobe fashion, flickr finds, and etsy finds (and that's just to name a few) try this awesome blog:

Have any sites you wanna share? Put em below in the comment section!! :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

5 loves on monday & happy presidents day!

*my 5 loves today*

1. project restyle photos (all found on flickr):

photo 1; photo 2; photo 3

2. these cute presidents' day craft ideas (all found on flickr)

photo 1; photo 2

3. this etsy dress, found at this shop

4. this pretty little necklace found at this etsy shop

5. this photo (found on I just love the suitcases!!

oh and one more thing i love today.....? soup!
and it turns out i don't have the flu :) just strep and a viral infection....but at least it can be treated!! :)



So apparently I am sick again. Honestly, I miss feeling good.
I'm crossing my fingers that it's not the flu (please cross yours too)!!!!

Life has been good though (minus feeling this awful)..... I spent valentines day with the sweetest boyfriend. :) And all week I've been trying to get caught up on work and homework, while also trying to watch as much of Lost and Supernatural as I can. This past weekend I got to catch up with friends, spend some good quality time with my handsome boyfriend, and went bowling with the young adults and high schoolers at my church last night.
(More pictures on all of it soon to come I promise).

Now to work on lessons and try to get rid of this horrible throat ache and body aches. :(

Friday, February 18, 2011

fill in the blank friday

This week I just had to participate. :) I've followed the awesome blog of Lauren's for some time and I just love her fill in the blank posts, so here it is. (ps photo is her's as well).

1. I am a girl, Christian, student, teacher, sister, friend, girlfriend, aunt, niece, cousin, youth director, a blogger, an internet junkie, crafter, among many things.....

2. The bravest thing I've ever done was travel to Europe with a group I barely knew. (It was a study abroad course and I had only known my classmates for 2 weeks before we left.)

3. I feel prettiest when in the morning, when I finish getting ready for the's fresh and I feel confident about facing the day ahead.

4. Something that keeps me awake at night is all the things I have left to do. I am constantly making lists in my head about all my to do lists (yes, I have multiple).

5. My favorite meal in the entire world is my mom's home chicken and dumplings (or the kind from Crackel Barrel).

6. The way to my heart is by going out of your way to show me you care.

7. I would like to always be someone my parents are proud of.

Okay and yes I am aware of the weird font change....sometimes blogger, I really wish I understood you better.

Monday, February 14, 2011

project pen pal now on facebook!/home.php?sk=group_153888078000005

Project pen pal is now on facebook. So go check it out and if you're not on as a member yet, add yourself!! :)
I think it might just be one more fun way for us to get to know each other and interact more.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

the day before valentines day

Happy Valentines Day! (Well ....almost.)
I've spent my day-before V-day he;ping put together valentines with the youth for the church members, napping, homework, and LOTS of baking. Now time for more homework and baking :)
Here are just a few awesome valetines day things for eye candy!

(above photos found at

Kate Spade Valentines (sent via email)

Or this valentines day advent calendar...... (found at this awesome website)

The advent calendar is way too adorable...I'm thinking about making one for my birthday? We shall see!

And one more awesome link.....
This awesome blog, where I found most of the above photos, links, and ideas!

Have a great Monday loves!!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011