Friday, January 28, 2011


I was lucky enough to get a ticket to see Wicked last night. 

Yes, it was wickedly awesome :)

I wanted something cute to wear to show my love for the play.

So, I whipped this up in a few minutes. {Get it, black and green?!}

Cute, huh?!

I've never linked my projects to another blog, but I thought, "Why not?!"
So go check out Whipperberry {one of my favs}

What's Been On My Mind

I have loved spending the past couple of Friday's confessing along with Glamazon.  It's a lot of fun and I think you should do it too!  It, seriously, is like free therapy.  Come on over and try it!  If anything, it's always good for a few good laughs ;)

*I have a secret
*You probably wouldn't be able to tell just from looking at me
*Unless you know me pretty well
*I don't tell many people
*I'm in pain
*EVERY day
*ALL day
*Constant pain
*I have the body of an 80 year old
*No, I'm not exaggerating
*I've been told that by several doctors
*My lovely, wonderful, oh-so-loving husband calls me a "lemon"
*It started when I was 22
*I had just had my first baby and literally could not move
*Drs. said that I'd never be able to have more children because my spine was so messed up
*{vertebraes are fusing together, discs are slipping out, and I have scoliosis}
*Nice, right?!
*I had an MRI
*Always fun
*Then I was told that I shouldn't be worrying about my back, but that I should really be worried about my hip
*My hip?
*Yeah, I would need a hip replacement
*Yes, at 22 I was told that I needed a hip replacement
*My hip bone is square {in case you're not anatomically educated, it should be round}
*I was hit be a car when I was 8 so that's how they think it started
*Fast forward 10 years to this Monday when I went to an orthopedic surgeon because my knee is KILLING me!!!
*About 1800 x-rays later, and what did I find out?
*That my hip is worse
*Yes, I need a hip replacement, but I'm too young
*Is that all they can do for my pain?
*Does my knee need surgery too?
*That's causing you massive pain daily because of the "osteoarthritis" in your hip
*I'm 32 and have arthritis?!
*Wow, I am a lemon!!!!!
*Is there anything else I can do to help alleviate the pain besides surgery?
*I can lose 20 lbs. {for every lb. I lose, it's 3 lbs. of pressure taken off of my hip bone}
*Oh, I can't exercise, though?
*Sure, that's not gonna be a problem at all!  {can you sense the sarcasm?!!?}
*I was also told that on a scale of 1-10 that my hip was a 7
*There it was... 
*No hope of being pain free
*I'm basically destined to a life of pain for the next 20 years
*If my hip even lasts that long
*There is seriously barely any cartilage left between my hip bone and pelvis {that's what makes your hip movement smooth}
*So I'm in pain
*All the time
*Every day
*All day
*It hurts :(

***Stay tuned for all of the other medical problems I've got.  Yep, there's more!  One of them deals with my lady parts.  Good times, good times :)***

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Where Am I Going?!

 Can anyone guess where I'll be in less than 4 hours?

Have no clue?

Do these colors help you any?

I'll give you a hint:  It's a play!!

Yep, you guessed right. It's WICKED!!!

One of my awesome friends had an extra ticket and she told me I could trade it for some of my necklaces.  Hello? Am I stupid? Of course I accepted.

Thanks a ton Wendy!!

{Another super duper plus to tonight:  PF Chang's for dinner :)  Yippy Skippy!!}

Dress For Your Body Shape

I bet you didn't know that there are a ton of different body types out there.  We all know the basics, ie: pear, hourglass, straight.  But did you know there's many others, too?!  Nina from Momma Go Round is having a guest blogger that spells out for you what the different body shapes are (with diagrams I might add) in a very straight forward way.  Her name is Heidi and has a couple of her own blogs, too.  Read all about it on her guest post. 

Seriously, if you have problems finding things that look good on you, read this blog and it will change your life!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Going Nautical

Link up with this lady.  She is seriously a ton of fun and way too cute!!

 This was no fancy-schmancy day.  Comfy pants, comfy cardi, what more could a girl ask for?
 pants: Gap, cardi: Old Navy, cami & shoes: Target
 Wish I had something better to say and something cuter to wear.  Just got lots on the mind right now.  Stay tuned for tomorrow's post for what's been bothering me....  {You'd probably never be able to guess :(.  I think it'll shock some folks! }

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Oh, I Love This! {Scarves}

I guess I should explain my title for this blog.  This is a saying that my husband and his brothers (all 4 of them) say.  They got it from their funny father who one day in church went up to the pulpit and said, "Oh, I love this!" {For those LDS stalkers readers out there, it was for fast and testimony meeting. You also have to imagine him saying it in a funny French-Canadian accent ;)}  So of course all the boys in his family have a hay-day repeating this saying when they really like something.  Being the wonderful daughter-in-law that I am, I have also stolen this awesome phrase for things that I love, ie: my scarves!

My husband and I were asked by our very good friends in LV to go with them on a vacation to D.C.  What?!  D.C?!  Um, yes.  The only problem?  It's in February {only 3 1/2 weeks away!} so it is going to be C-O-L-D!  Does a girl who has lived in LV for the last 12 years have freezing cold weather clothes?  Yeah, that would be a big fat NO.  So, I decided to make some more scarves out of knit. {All you cold weather people are probably thinking, "Yeah, she thinks that's going to keep her warm!"  I know it's not going to keep me warm, per say, but they're really stinking cute, kay?!} I knew there had to be a better way than adjusting the tension on your sewing machine.  {That didn't work as well as I'd have liked it to on my ancient machine.}  Of course my brain muscles were working, and I remembered that there is a thing called elastic thread.  Boy, oh boy, did it work a lot better!  They came out all cute and ruffly without having to change tensions a million times and resew down the last seam in the exact same spot.  
 Anyway, enough of my rambling....
 blue and grey (goes with anything)
 this actually is 2 different colors of pink-striped
(gotta love the hand-raising)
 black and white: <3 it
 had to show you  the $1 socks I am rocking today
they'll be a nice barrier between my jeans and my chicken-skin pokey leg hairs when we're in D.C. ;)

Hope you enjoyed them as much as I do!
{even if you didn't, keep it to yourself -JK!! ;)}

Monday, January 24, 2011

Goody Plate

Look at my new V-Day goody plate!! {I just love my new Silhouette :)}  I did this in about 5 mins.  My kind of craft ;-)

The only problem now is deciding what to put on it.  YUM!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Confessional

I love linking up with Glamazon Mom and Mamarazzi on Fridays because it's like free therapy.  Oh, and they are seriously hilarious!  You should do it to.  Come one, everyone else is ;)

-I love having girl time
-Last night was no exception
-Every girl that was there I love to hate
-There are skinny girls (you know who you are ;))
-There are talented girls
-There are totally better than me in every way girls
-I love to hate them all :)
-No, seriously, I do love them
-I just am so insecure about myself
-There, I said it
-I never feel that I can measure up to anyone
-I'll never have the "guns" (arms people!)
-I'll never not have the muffin top
-I'll never be skinny-minny
-I'll never have flawless skin
-I'll never be super-duper smart
-I'll never be a "molly"
-I'll never be able to have an adorably decorated house 
{-I'm so not creative in any way
-I just stalk copy other people's creativeness
-Why not?!
-I give them the credit :)}
-I need to learn to be okay with who I am
-I need to be able to know that I am accepted for me
-I guess I should work on that
-In the future
-Right now I'm secure with being insecure
-How sad is that?!
-Every time I try to think about accepting who I am I have an anxiety attack
-Once again, I'll work on that
-How seriously serious was this confessional?!?!
-This was not the way I was going to go with today's confessional
-I guess it just needed to come out :(


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Valentine's Day Decor

Seriously!  How cute is this?!

(sorry for the crap pictures!)

I stole this off of a blog I stalk read.  Can't remember where, but thank you for the idea!

I would've rather had red glitter hearts, but I think the pink turned out cute, too.

If any of my ABQ friends want to do this, I still have some glitter hearts left over. :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

All Dressed Up

I found this blog through stalking searching blogs, and I thought this link up would be fun!

Here is what I put on for today:

 Jeans: Gap (long and lean), Shirt: American Eagle Outfitters, Sweater: Ross, Necklace: made by me, Shoes: Target

After my less than 3 minute photo shoot, this is what I put on:
Do you blame me?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ahhh... The Golden Globes

I don't know about you, but I don't watch the Golden Globes.  Actually, I watch it, but not the entire show.  The only part of the show that is worth my time is the RED CARPET!!!  Can I hear a "YES!"?

In some of the years past I have been disappointed with what the stars were wearing, but not this year.  I <3 so many of the gowns that there were only a handful that were atrocious.  Almost unheard of!

Here are a few ton of the ones that I loved:

I consider this: Team Green.  This color was quite popular this year.  Honestly, I don't blame them :)
 Mila Kunis:  LOVE
 Elisabeth Moss:  LOVELY
 Angelina Jolie:  UNDERSTATED
Catherine Zeta-Jones: DREAMY

 Love me some sparkle!
 Anne Hathaway:  AHHH
 Dianna Agron:  PRETTY
Heather Morris:  JEALOUS

Blues: one of my fave colors
 Jenna Ushkowitz:  NICE
Mandy Moore:  SOFT

Favorite by far!
 Claire Danes:  FAVORITE

Best GG color
Kyra Sedgwick: COLORFUL

The "new" black
 Julia Stiles:  WICKED-AWESOME
Olivia Wilde:  L-O-V-E

Saved the absolute best for last
 Heidi Klum:  SERIOUSLY?
 Helena Bonham Carter:  S-H-O-E-S
January Jones:  YIKES

And this one is just because, well, can you figure it out?!
Johnny Depp:  H-O-T !-!-!

I love me some gowns :)

Thank you Golden Globes for letting me live vicariously through all of your guests. 

Now for the Oscars!!

What? I Got an Award?!

I was actually nominated for something!
  Can you believe it?!
  I know I can't!!
And it was a Stylish Blogger Award!!
Again, can't believe it!!!!
Ms. Style Bones from this blog gave me this honor, and I am SO grateful!
Thank you!  Thank you!

Now all I have to do is list 7 things about me:
-I love to travel
-I <3 dark chocolate
-I love reading
-I <3 shopping
(but honestly, who doesn't?!)
-I love going to school
(I would go back to get my masters in a heart beat)
-I <3 my hubby
(of 13 1/2 years I might add!)
-I love baking

Now I am supposed to list 15 other stylish bloggers that should be nominated for this award, but to be honest, I'm new in the bloggy world.  I don't have or know 15 fabulously fashionable blogger friends.  So, instead, go back to Ms. Stylish Bones and feel free to blog-stalk some of her fabulously fashionable blogger friends :) 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Guess What These Are For?!

Can anyone guess what these are for?  The answer is coming up soon :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Valentine's Day Subway Art

I just posted a new VDay design in my etsy shop.  Head on over if you want to check it out :)  Please?!  Pretty please?!  With a cherry on top??!!

Bestest, Easiest, Tastiest Bread EVER

One of my "besties" (you can read about her here) made this bread for me one day.  It was to die for!  So, of course with my addiction to carbs, I had to have the recipe.  Since some of my "friendies" have asked her for the recipe I thought I'd post it on my blog so everyone can have their life forever changed :)

First bring 2 c. water to a boil in the microwave (about 3 mins.)
Then stir in 1 c. rolled oats (not instant) and 3 T. butter
Let cool.  Place in the fridge or freezer until warm, not super hot.

Add 1 1/2 c. flour, 1/4 c. sugar, 2 t. salt, 2 T. yeast, and 1 egg. 
Beat on medium for 2-3 mins.

Then it will look like this :)

Next add 2 c. flour and stir until incorporated.

Until it looks somewhat like this.

Scrape out of mixing bowl onto floured counter and knead in another 3/4 c. flour until you have a nice, thick dough.  Let rise on counter for 15 mins.

Grease a 9x13 pan and place dough in it and spread it out.  Spread almost melted butter (recipe doesn't say how much, but I used a little under a 1/4 c.) over the top and let it rise for another hour.

This is what it looks like after it's risen.  Bake at 375 for 20-25 mins. until golden brown and a knife comes out totally clean.

 This is how good it is:
We started eating it without getting its picture taken!
(sorry about the crap picture!)

We always love to eat it with lots a little more butter and a little jam never hurt anyone ;)

Thanks to Liz for giving me the recipe.  I hope I did it justice :)

Oatmeal Pan Bread
Bring 2 c. water to boil in microwave
Stir in 1 c. rolled oats (not instant) and
3 T. butter
Let cool.  Place in fridge until warm, not super not.
Add 1 1/2 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
2 t. salt
2 T. yeast
1 egg
Beat on medium for 2-3 mins.
Add in 2 c. flour
Dump out of mixing bowl onto floured counter and knead in 3/4 c. flour til you have a nice, thick, soft dough.  Let rise on counter for 15 mins.  Grease 9x13 pan then place dough in it and spread out the dough.  Spread almost melted butter (recipe doesn't say how much, but I use a little under a half a stick of butter) over the dough and let rise for an hour.  Bake at 375 for 20-25 mins. until golden brown and a knife comes out totally clean.  Feel free to put a little more butter on the top when it comes out.


I'm working on beautifying my blog, so sorry it looks so bland right now.  Stay tuned for some beautification (I hope!)  :)

Friday Confessional

Once again I'm linking up with Glamazon and Mamarazzi for my Friday Confessional.

Here it goes:

*I have a deep need for dark chocolate
*I thought I had kicked that habit, but yesterday it came back
*I mean back in a big way
*I ate *gasp* 1/2 a bag of those mint M&M's
*Do you know the ones I'm talking about?
*The uberly-delicious ones?
*The only M&M's I will now eat?
(*If you don't, you're missing out!!)
*I am absolutely obsessed with food right now
*You can't tell, right?
*I had lost a few pounds
*But then I ate a few carbs
*And, tada, those few pounds came back
*I think I'm going to go get me some spankin' new Spanx this weekend
*That'll solve the problem, right?!
*Last confession (my husband would kill me if he knew I admitted this):  I have no clue how to "link" up with Glamazon and Mamarazzi with their cute little button.  Sorry guys! 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

1st Silhouette Project!

I'm so excited that I finally got my Silhouette :)  Everyone has been asking what I'm going to make and, honestly, I can't decide!!  The machine has literally been sitting on my kitchen table waiting to be used.  There are so many things I could and want to make that I don't know where to start, so I've been taking my time brainstorming.  After getting all of my "chores" done today I sat down at the table and made this:

(excuse the horrible picture-it was taken at night)

I made a heart!  Lame, I know, but it turned out cute (I think).  It's even cuter in person ;)
Any ideas on some super cute stuff I should make?  I'll add them to my list!~

Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day Subway Art

I've just started experimenting with creating my own subway art (can you tell?!)
Here are some of the prints I have done. (I'm quite proud of them, but I'm sure when I look back on these in a few months I'll be having a "what was I thinking?" pity party.) They are for sale in my etsy shop:

I am also going to start selling them in vinyl if you want to put it on wood, tile, or canvas.

(Sorry about the really horrible pictures!)