Sunday, February 26, 2012

{Extras | Top Five Pins...This Week}

{love, Love, LOVE!!!}

I have been feeling unusually crafty this week resulting in more than a few trips to the multiple craft stores. Not being a crafty person by nature, this is definitely a strange new experience for me. The most current and awesome project I can't wait to start is... a customized phone case very similar to the above Pin. I am anxiously awaiting the end of the eBay auctions for the phone case and the owl. After checking out the craft stores and other stores that sale cheaper jewelry, eBay has to be the best place to find very low cost jewelry & phone cases that you will just end up taking apart. Can't wait...

{Chicken Bacon Noodle Casserole... what a perfect idea!}

{So true, so true}

{Great party idea: Cake Pop Fondue}


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

{ ______ for Lent}

In all my adult years, I have for some reason never observed Lent. Not that I did not want to... it just not something that I had put very much thought into. After receiving some things* in the mail from a pastor at my church, & getting a better understanding as to what Lent is, I made the decision to observe this year. I think she explained it best with: 
"[...] Lent is a 40-day period before Easter when we are called to take inventory of our lives, commune more intimately with God, and clear out those things that may distract us from our commitment to Him. In a sense, it is a season of preparing for spiritual growth."
Decision made. I'm giving up all eating establishments with a drive-thru for Lent this year.
Are you observing Lent this year?

*It always amazes me how God always sends you some form of encouragement when you need it the most. Those items were very much needed and appreciated.

Flats: Route 66 | Pants and Sweater: ON | Tank: Target

Sunday, February 19, 2012

{Extras | Life via Phone Pics}

1. The best Taco Dip EVER courtesy of my manager.
2. Teva Mush Frio Ballerina. Super comfy. 
3. In my opinion, the best pens ever: PaperMate Profile.
4. Chicken in a Biskit. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this crackers.
5. Monte Cristo sandwich w/ fries. Love.
6. I'm completely fascinated by my 5-year-old niece and her ability to copy some of my computer actions & re-create the same effects without any initial instruction or help during the process. This chick is amazing but I definitely need to keep an eye on her.
7. It was so tough to walk out of T.J. Maxx without these Steve Madden wedges.
8. $1.99 4 Meat Pizza from Aldi + $.59 can of mushrooms = an awesome/cheap lunch.
9. Brown and Black drawstring bracelets from Lane Bryant.
10. Really enjoying this Lane Bryant plaid print sheer tank.
11. Which came first TOMS or BOBS?
12. Gavin & Stacey. I am loving this British comedy. Hilarious!
13. Finally ordered & pickup my contacts. 
14. My current go-to snack: Buttery Toffee Crunch 'n Munch.
15. How awesome is this customizable grande Starbucks cold cup? 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

{Beautifully Windy Day}

What can I say about a super windy yet gorgeously sunny 71 degree day in February? 
Can we have some more, please?

Flats: Route 66 | Pants: ON | Tank/Dress: LYS | Sweater: Sears

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

{The Doctor}

Public Service Announcement: Netflix/Hulu Plus can be very addicting.
Well, it is for me anyways. Once I come across a show I like... I feel compelled to watch the entire series as soon as possible. Needless to say, there has been a ton of Doctor Who watching that has gone down recently. And David Tennant has been the best Doctor so far... in my opinion. 

Flats: Sears | Pants and Sweater: LB | Shirt: ON 

Sunday, February 5, 2012


{The start of the 8-week ladies bible study at my church.}

A part of my 2012 Resolution was be more positive/optimistic. I have always known that God has my back  which is the reason I don't stress/worry over much but it is tough to be optimistic when pessimism comes naturally to you. Someone must have come in and had a drink because that glass is definitely half empty. Ha! In the last 5 weeks, I have found that being positive is pretty easy when everything is normal but one has to put in a real effort when things start going sideways. These are just five of the extras that are currently making me happy... thus making me a little more positive.

{Awesome camel colored sherpa-lined flats by Route 66}

{Super soft and warm open sweater from Lane Bryant. Love!}

{Oreos and 2% milk... Nuff said.} 

{Hearing my nephew call out to my sister for the first time... we all know he is trying to mama however he is  actually saying Num-Num. HA! I have totally started calling my sister that as well. Ha!}