Saturday, April 21, 2012

Project 366: Day 64 [April 20th]

Good morning all you lovely bloggers out there! :)

I figured I'd start off the blog today with the April Photo Challenge! We're on day #20 today and I have to say... I'm pretty impressed that I've kept with this that long, haha! Usually I give up on blog challenges, but I figure since this was is taking pictures and that's something I love... I'm going to finish it out! :)

Today's task was: SOMETHING YOU DREW.

Oh Lord.

I'll tell y'all right now. I wasn't blessed with that skill. My art teacher in the 7th grade told me that art wasn't what my future career should be in.. and I venture to say he's probably right, haha! But I'll still share the drawing with you. I was showing Tayler 'how to draw' and I decided to draw Plex (the yellow robot off of Yo Gabba Gabba) because I figured that would peek her interest a bit!

So, here's my drawing of PLEX:

Not too shabby I suppose... it completes the task and that's what I needed! :)


My mom's on vacation this week, so we decided to go earlier on in the day. She came to help me with Kenton and Tayler :) I haven't mastered 'taking two kids to the grocery store alone' yet! Congrats to those of you that have because shooooo... that's a task!

Tayler looked super cute today! She wore this little dress her Uncle Jon and Aunt Arena got her! I LOVED it :) It was finally warm enough for her to wear it :)

(I finally got an I-Phone, so I officially have the beloved Instagram... Addicting!)

I sat down and finished the grocery list and made the Menu for the week. Nothing fancy, but here it is folks:

If you can't read that...

Monday- Mushroom Gravy Steaks and Mashed Potatoes
Tuesday- Strombolis (I know.. this is like an every week thing! Ethan LOVES them! We just mix up what we put in them every week!)
Wednesday- Pot Roast
Thursday- Taco Dip and Burritos (Another addiction of Ethans) You'd think he'd be burnt out on things by now, haha!
Friday- I am sure we will have tons of leftovers, so that's on the menu for tonight!

What are you planning on making next week??

Then it was off to the store! I had tons of coupons and did pretty good on the budget this week! :) I even bought a new shirt for myself ;) It was an adorable tank top for $4. Can't wait to wear it!! Here's our juices, waters, and protein shakes. Thought I'd just document the fact that we went to the store, hehe!

Tayler LOVES that clear juice! It is a clear fruit punch so it doesn't stain her clothes! It is just wonderful :)

After the grocery, I had my first maternity session ever with a young lady named Christy! I won't share most of her pictures to respect her privacy, but I will share one that just has her son's name and a pair of shoes. 

I LOVED that 'sign' that one of her friends made for her! They're naming their precious baby boy Gavin! :) Isn't that precious? She's 35 weeks pregnant, so almost there!! Hopefully I'll get to do some newborn pics ;)

Once we got home, it was time to get Natalie. She's the little girl I baby sit at night time. And guess what her Momma bought me?

A paper towel holder that matches my kitchen! Our theme is that little chef man, haha, and it fits perfectly! I love it! I had a 'snowman' theme in my kitchen during the winter, so I've been using a snowman paper towel holder. It was time for a change considering yesterday it was near 80 degrees here, haha! :)

And Papaw and Gigi came to visit Tayler. Papaw hadn't seen her in almost a week and I suppose he wanted cuddle time. Tayler was extremely tired last night (she woke up at 5AM!) and so Papaw got her a bottle of juice and they snuggled up together for a nap time :)

Too cute! I took that one with instagram too! :)

The rest of our night was spent cuddled up watching 'Awake' and 'Scandal.' Have any of you seen 'Scandal' yet? I recommend it! We are glued to the TV during it! It is AMAZING!

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Project 366: Day 63 [April 19th]

Morning bloggers!

So first, I just have to share my adorable child today. As you saw yesterday, she started wearing her hair in piggy tails. Well, today she was a piggy-tailed Buckeye and my goodness, she looked so stinkin' adorable!!

Oh my word, right?

I always say it, but holy cow-- I don't know how I stand being home with such cuteness all day ;)

I didn't have Kenton today because he wasn't feeling well.. which, as sad as it is that he doesn't feel good, it worked out well BECAUSE..

I shattered the front of my phone. 

Lovely right?

I've had a good run with this phone though, honestly. I've had it for a year and a half and it's still in tact. That's pretty amazing if you're asking me! 

So, since my mom is on vacation, she came to the Sprint store with me to figure something out. Well, she basically watched Tayler while I TRIED to figure things out, LOL, but they couldn't do anything for me, so we left and went to McDonalds. The McDonalds near the store has a play place, so we took Tayler there!

Here she is munching on some french fries!

She's getting so big. You just hand her food and she goes at it now, hehe!

After eating, we let he down to play. I really get nervous when I do this. Last time we were at a play place, a little boy was really mean to her. I don't know what it is with kids. They see a little one that is smaller than them and they take advantage of it. Frustrates me! And a kid did it again here. The mom didn't say or do anything. That is just irritating. At least tell him to behave!.. but I digress. We kept Tayler near us and she found a little guy that was almost 2 to play with. How cute are they?

She was having a blast! Then-- it was hilarious. The little guy that was sitting near us went over to his grandma and said, 'Mamaw, something stinks.' And we all laughed and she told him she didn't smell anything. Well, Tayler came over to get her sippy and I smelled it. I picked her up and sure enough-- my kid was the stinky kid! HAHA! So, needless to say, we packed up and headed home, but she had a blast!! :) 

Once we got home, Ethan made some phone calls to try and figure out if we could get me a new phone without having to pay full price. And God love my husband. I don't know how he works the magic that he does, but he got Sprint to give us both early upgrades! SO.. we went to Sprint and we both got...


Thank You, Lord!

What an upgrade, eh?? :) I have had a Samsung Epic for the longest time.. and it was refreshing to get something new! Of course, we spent a little bit of time playing around with them! How could you not? They're super fun!

After that, I had a photo session. Out of their privacy, I won't post pictures, but you can check out my photography page on facebook if you'd like!! :)

Once we got home, Tayler needed to eat and I wanted to take pictures of my April Photo Challenge. So first.. here's Tayler snacking. She ate an entire slice of pizza and cheese curls, haha! She hasn't eaten good the past couple of days with not feeling good, so this relieved me!

And now for the photo challenge:

The task today was: ORANGE.

I took two pictures for this task.

There's lots of orange in my daughter's play room, so that's where I got my inspiration :)

And I should add that I went ahead and cleaned today. I only had Tayler today, so it seemed fitting to just get cleaning done with only one baby, haha!

You all know me. I love me a clean house! :)

And our night ended with bath time and American Idol, of course!

Okay. Seriously.

Was anyone else in COMPLETE shock that Colton went home?? :( I pegged him to win! That was just heartbreaking. But now-- I think Skylar has it in the bag!

What do you guys think??

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Project 366: Day 62 [April 18th]

Good morning bloggers! :)

Hope you're all having a fabulous Wednesday!

Lets start the day off with the April Photo Challenge! Are you keeping up with it? 

The task today was: HAIR.

This probably isn't the traditional picture for 'hair' but I thought I'd show how I'm totally due for another hair cut... pronto, haha!

And speaking of hair, want to check out the cutie in my house that wore pig tails in her hair for the first time ever??


Is she not the cutest little baby ever?

I don't know how I stand being home with her all day long some days, haha! :)

Too stinkin' cute!

And her and Kenton were playing with their little 'cars' today. I don't know that you would call them 'cars' but that's how I referred to them today because they were kind of 'racing' with them, haha! It was adorable!

Aren't they too cute? :) 

They were having an absolute blast!

After Ethan got home, I made a giant stromboli for him, Bobby, and I to split! They were working on our bedroom upstairs, adding dry wall and what not, so I figured they deserved a yummy break! 

Here's the ingredients. I've made this before, but I think these are better pictures lol

I used Pepe's dough and flattened it out. I used to work at a pizza shop, so it just comes naturally, haha! And then I used pepperoni slices (I think these were only $2.. I bought the cheapest kind, haha!) and I used Buddig ham. It was $.44. Seriously. Then we used provolone cheese. It was $1.18. And I used Pizza Squeeze because they were out of the jar that I usually use! It was $1.25 :)  And I chopped up an onion that I already had!

And then close 'er on up and put a few slices on the front of it. Should look like this before you pop it in the oven..

I popped that in the oven at 400 degrees for 18 minutes. It was nice and crispy when it came out of the oven! We served ours with cups of ranch dressing or pizza sauce! I think it was the best stromboli yet! Can you tell we are addicted to them? We've had them just about every week, haha! But they are so cheap and easy to make!! :)

After that, I took a few pictures of Natalie and edited them.

Then it was time for AMERICAN IDOL!

What did y'all think of last night's performances?

I thought everyone did pretty good! I LOVED Philip Philip's version of 'U Got it Bad' even though I'm not a huge fan of him.

So, who do I think will be in the bottom 3?

1. Hollie (She did good last night, but I think she's had a run with being in the bottom 3 and that will continue..)
2. Elise (Same as Hollie)
3. Joshua (I'm just not a fan anymore...)

And I think Elise is going home.

What do you all think?

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Project 366: Day 61 [April 17th]

Good morning bloggers!

Hope you're all having an amazing day today :)

I thought I'd start off today with the April Photo Challenge!

The task for today is: Something You Don't Like.

And I thought I'd share this with you all:

Yes, this is my lovely house. My living room to be exact. I LOVE my living room. I don't like NOT having a coffee table or an ottoman, haha! Is that pathetic?? I absolutely love having my feet propped up whether I'm watching a movie, 'Yo Gabba Gabba', or working on the computer. And I hate not being able to do that, lol! At our old house, we had a different couch (the one that is across the room) and it had a recliner built in to it. You best believe, I had my feet propped up constantly. But that isn't the case here, haha! I am so ready to have a coffee table or an ottoman. Maybe one day?? LOL

I spent the day with Tayler and Kenton. We had some fun! :) Then Ethan came home and it was time for dinner! For some reason I was really excited about dinner tonight. It just sounded really good!

I cooked steaks with sour cream and chive mashed potatoes and brown gravy. We, of course, had butter and bread on the side! I don't think you can have mashed potatoes without that, haha! :)

And I made banana nut bread for dessert... and for a snack later since we eat dinner rather early! :) Ethan wakes up at 4:30AM... so he's ready for dinner at about 4:30PM, haha!

Not the best pictures because I was using my phone, but you get the idea, haha! :)

After that, we went outside and watched a baseball game that was going on. It's so neat to be here during ball season. I love the atmosphere.. although it is odd sometimes, haha! I was using the restroom the other day near the back of the house.. and I had no idea that ball games had started.. and I heard a man's voice. It was loud, but fuzzy. I was FREAKING out and then I realized it was the announcer, haha!! Too funny!!

But here are a few pictures of us hanging out and watching the ball game:

We had such a good time :) I love our little family! Sometimes I wonder how I got so blessed! :) After that, we came inside, got our baths, and relaxed! We all went to bed early. I think we were all exhausted, haha!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Celebrity Doppleganger Link-Up!

I'm linking up with 'A Momma's Desires and Pacifiers' and doing my 


A Mommas Desires and Pacifiers

 After running a face recognition at I found that:

My top match was:

Sarah Michelle Gellar.

The face I used was:

and Sarah Michelle Gellar with bangs:

What do you think??

I also got matched with Jojo...

Misha Omar..

Alexis Bledel..

Do you think any of the celebrities look like me?

I think Alexis Bledel would be the closest match, but who am I? haha!

Who is your celebrity doppleganger??

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