March 31, 2013

Sunday Seven 3/31

Happy Easter!

What are you doing today?

I am heading to my parents after church today for an amazing home cooked Easter meal!
Baked corn. twice baked potatoes. ham. rolls. the works!

I cannot wait

But now for the Easter edition of Sunday Seven.

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Great neckline

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Do your own "shellack" manicure 

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Chicken Taco Casserole

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My girlfriend made this bruschetta recipe one night for  girls night and it was fantastical.

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I adore this ring!

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Enjoy the day with your family y'all.
Happy Easter Sunday!

March 29, 2013

So, this Week...

This week was pretty uneventful. I was unfortunately sick most of it :( no fun! I am worried I have a sinus infection which means a possible trip to the doctors tomorrow for me because this girl starts spring break today at 12 and I refuse to spend it sick!!

Friday Night was spring cleaning at the church {:to get it all spruced up for Easter weekend:} and I went out to dinner with some of my friends, then came home and took a long hot bath while listening to...
I can't tell you the last time I soaked in a bath. It was so fab! Have you heard Adele sing this song? It is one of my favorites!

Then Saturday I left for my friends bachelorette party. You can read more about that here.
Monday we had a snow day! Insane considering it is suppose to be Spring! Apparently this year I need an Easter Parka not an Easter Dress! It was a pretty snow though and with being sick I needed that extra day to rest.
Tuesday after work my mom dropped by and we did some decorating brainstorming. I added a few more projects to the spring break to-do list and I hung this picture from my sweet friend! She said it reminded her of my blog. Isn't she the best?
Last night I had this yummy cheese, bacon, and mushroom quesadilla. Eat your heart out Rachel Ray :0) Who needs 30 minute meals when you can have one in 5?
Tonight I am very excited for. It is our Good Friday service at church which is one of my favorite services all year!

Alright I will stop the torture. I know my week was anything but exciting. Let's hope this next week goes at turtle speed and I have something more exciting to share Friday!

March 28, 2013

New App Icon

Ok so I learned something pretty cool today so I thought I would share with all my iPhone, iPad followers. You can now take me along with you as an app...
on your mobile device go to "View Web Version"

 Once on the web version on your iPhone or iPad scroll to the bottom and look for this button

When the screen below pops up click my picture and select "Add to Home Screen" My blog will then become an app on your Apple device that you can just click on.

Cool Huh?

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March 27, 2013

This Weeks' Wardrobe

 I was talking to one of my besties the other week about how lazy I have been in getting dressed everyday for work. I have to say these What I Wore Wednesday posts have inspired me to try a little harder throughout my work week {:most days:}. I am also utilizing more of my wardrobe so I don't keep reposting the same outfits.

This is what I was sporting around town this week...
 I wore this to the bachelorette shindig this weekend
Dress: H&M
Heels: Nine West
Necklace: Charming Charlie

 This outfit was to travel down to bachelorette party in Baltimore
Sweatshirt {:with lace down the arms:}: Forever 21
Jeans: Just U.S.
Boots: Refresh on Amazon

 It may have been Spring but it was cold hence this workweek outfit.
Sweater & Tank: Target
Black Skinny Dress Pants: NY&Co.
Wedges: Target
Necklace: Kohls

Monday I had a snow day! Apparently mother nature wasn't aware that it was spring. I suppose that is what we get when we leave meteorology to a groundhog. I heard we will be singing "I'm Dreaming of a White Easter" Sunday morning in church....oh wait. 
Tuesday I got to pay a few bucks to wear jeans to work in support of Relay for Life.
Scarf: Target
Sweater: Forever 21
Jeans: Just U.S.
Boots: Refresh on Amazon
Watch: Fossil
My new Essie polish: Russian Roulette

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March 26, 2013

Liebster Blog Award

The sweet Raven over at Raven's Organic Life nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award. 
A blogger's way of showing some love and connecting with other bloggers.

With the award I post 11 facts about myself, answer 11 questions from Raven, and nominate other bloggers with 200 followers or less. So here it goes...

11 Facts about little ol' me
1~ I'm a kindergarten teacher by day, blogger by night
2~ I have a brother who is 14 years older than me
3~ I love to write and would like to write a book one day
4~ I'm a homebody 
5~ I HATE feet...gross!
6~ I have a fear of being buried alive
7~ I have double jointed elbows
8~ I struggle to stay awake past 10pm....It's like my pumpkin hour
9~ My first job was mucking out horse stalls at our family barn {:YUCK!:}
10~ My dad was once one of the top 7 bull riders in the world
11~ I eat Fancy Cakes almost nightly

11 Questions from Raven
1~ What is your favorite color? pink-you're shocked I'm sure!
2~ What is your least favorite show on t.v.? Buckwild-I've never seen it but I do know that just because I live in WV does not mean I live like that.
3~ Jog? Run? Speed Walk? Walk? If I am going to workout I'm going to go for a run and get the most out of it.
4~ What is your favorite fruit? Grapes
5~ Do you have a favorite talk show host? Who? I still really like Oprah
6~ What's your favorite game to play with the family? Mad-Gab-it's always sure to bring sore ab muscles the next day from so many laughs
7~ Do you agree with the government banning the sale of sugar drinks 16oz and higher? Nope
8~ What is your favorite social media? Instagram-it's like Twitter for people who are to lazy to read ha
9~ Do you have a gratitude journal? I have a journal but not a gratitude journal.
10~ What's your favorite veggie? I love carrots and dip
11~ What is your favorite dip? Buffalo Chicken Dip for sure

Blogs I'm Nominating
Another Clean Slate
Life as a Losey

11 Questions for the new Nominees
1~ Why did you start blogging?
2~ How long have you been blogging?
3~ Where is your dream vacation spot?
4~ If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive who would it be and why?
5~ What is the best gift you have ever been given?
6~ What is something that is on your bucket list?
7~ What is your favorite thing to look at on Pinterest?
8~ What is your favorite movie?
9~ What is your dream job?
10~ Night out or night in?
11~ Where were you born?

March 25, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans

So this weekend was pretty eventful. It was bachelorette time!
My friend and her fiancé are getting married in 3 weeks so over the weekend it was time to celebrate!
{:Those are the future DeGraws:}

We all rode down to Baltimore in a white limo. Ok maybe into wasn't really a limo but rather a white 15 passenger van, but the point was we all rode down together! 
The bachelor and bachelorette parties were together and it was a surprise for the bride and groom. So that was fun and exciting since they didn't know where we were going or what we were doing. They were only told what to bring.
We took them to the Baltimore Inner Harbor.
When we got there the chicks and dudes checked into our hotel rooms and had fun glamming up for the night.
Then we surprised them with a dinner cruise around the harbor at sunset on this puppy.
Our table
With the wifey to be
Views from the boat balcony in the harbor
The crew after the cruise walking back {:minus me, I took the picture:]
But they look hott huh?
Then back at the hotel room it was gift time.

It was fun waking up in the city yesterday morning, but I must say I am glad to be home and sleeping in my own bed tonight rather than  on the floor :)

How was your weekend?

March 24, 2013

Sunday Seven 3/24

I hope your week was fabulous? If not, it's over right? I have also found Pinterest to be wonderful therapy for a bad day/week. So whatever you week has brought you through, remember you are fiercely amazing! :) 

So the pins..
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Loving this spring look. 
Perfect way to incorporate Spring when it doesn't feel so "springy" here in WV. 

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This pin tells you how to restore all those old dingy white under shirts.
I neeeeeeed to try this.

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How to hang a sweater so it doesn't stretch out the shoulders.
How smart is that?

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A Royal Empress Tree. How beautiful! The pin says it grow from Canada to Mexico and grows 10ft the first year. I am going to have to look into this!

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This website allows you to type in your shopping list and finds coupons. It is also 

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This would be a beautiful centerpiece if you are having guests over for Easter next week!

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These bad boys are hott hott hoot

Happy Sunday!

March 22, 2013

My Week in Rewind

Ahh it's Friday and Spring Break is within reach. One more week to go.
I am 99.9% sure Spring Break was mostly instituted because they knew if not they might need to protect the students from teachers inflicting bodily harm on them. I'm JUST kinda :-/

SO this week...
I found this wreath on Pinterest {:I even pinned it in my Sunday Seven:} and had to make is. So...

I started my Saturday off with a run to Michaels to pick up supplies. 
I couldn't be happier with the final product!

Then later that night I got to hang out with this sweet pea and her momma. We are not pictured because we were definitely not camera ready, but that's why we are besties. We can show up at each others homes looking a sight and not even think twice.

Sunday I went to my parents and had the best meal. 
My momma even got apple pie and ice cream for me {:MY FAVORITE:}! 
Thanks momma! I even got sent me home with leftovers. 

THEN the best part of my entire weekend!
I got this picture text after lunch with my parents!
My other bestie got engaged! Her now fiancé took her to Baltimore and his sister {:who is a professional photographer:} caught it all on camera! How awesome. So happy for them.

Monday night Gracie found her new favorite show. She literally sat here like this for a good 5 minutes. 
Sweet girl.

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