Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My Christmas Stocking

This year instead of hanging a stocking I am going to ask Santa aka my husband to buy me a new purse and fill it with all kinds of goodies, just like a stocking.  Fingers crossed that I stay on the nice list and if you know my husband feel free to email him a link to this post.  


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Monday, November 28, 2011

Why does pie have to taste so good

Would it be okay if I just wore stretchy pants for the next month.  I don't know about you but I know I ate way too much for Thanksgiving.  Well, I can't take back the two pieces of pie that I ate or the seconds that I had.  I think that from Thanksgiving to Christmas has got to be the worst time to be on a diet.   You have the endless christmas parties, baking christmas cookies and of course christmas shopping which makes you hungry or thristy.   I know a lot of people make it their new years resolution to get into shape and lose weight but I am thinking why not start now.  Let me first say that I am by no means saying that I am Miss Fit Universe.  I am just trying to find a way to enjoy my favorite treats without gaining a million pounds.  So, there are two great websites that I have found that have great workouts that you can do right at home.  The first one is



Instead of doing a set amount of each exercise you do them in intervals.  So, everytime you do the exercises you want to beat how many you did the time before.  I would die for a body like Zuzana, heck just to have a hint of muscle I would be happy. 

The next website is:



 If you click the header above it actually will take you to their youtube channel- their website is toneitup.com.   They have so many workouts that you would never get bored of doing the same thing over and over.  I really wish I could work out on the beach like they do.

Have you tried either of these sites?  If so let me know how they worked for you or if you have a favorite workout send it to me.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Once upon a time

A long, long time ago B.C (before children) I used to be a very crafty person.  I used to make jewelry, knit, sew, and I even tried making candles at one point.  Well, when I had my daughter my craft room was transformed into a nursery and so I moved my stuff downstairs to the office.  Then along came the twins and again my craft room was tranformed into a nursery and my craft stuff went into a closet and that is where it has stayed.  Instead of knitting a scarf my time was spent feeding kids, changing diapers, and trying to get some sleep.  As I was searching my favorite website, Pinterest, I started getting the crafting bug again.  There are so many great ideas that people post and it has made me want to get my stuff out of storage.  Here are some of the first projects I would like to do:






If you have some great diy projects you have done, I would love to see them.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I am not ready

Today something happened that did not make me very happy- it snowed here in Michigan.  I know you are probably thinking that I should be used to snow since I live in Michigan but I am not.  I do not like anything about snow- I hate driving in it, I hate shoveling it, I hate walking through it, I pretty much hate everything about snow.  I have lived in Michigan all my life and I dread every winter and the dreaded snow that comes with it.  The only good thing about winter is shopping for snow boots.  So, instead of thinking about all the snow that will eventually be on the ground, I am going to think of the awesome boots that I want on my feet.

Toasty Toes

From top left and going clockwise: Sorel Joan of Artic Boots $140/ Muk Luks Houndstooth boot $51/ Australia Luxe boots $141/ The North Face lace up boots $130/ Juicy Coutoure rhinestone $140/ Koolaburra shearling $180/ Tacoma Muk Luk $201
 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Buckle Up, Its The Law

When I was in high school I remember the one thing i wanted for christmas was a seat belt belt.  If you don't know what i am talking about, this is what it looked like:
Well, this was probably the last time that I wore a belt.  I love all the fashions that incorporate belts but everytime I try them they just don't look right.  I did find some belts that I liked and think they would be a good start for me to begin incorporating belts into my wardrobe. 

Buckle Up, Its The Law



I would love to see how you incorporate belts into your wardrobe!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Let's play hide and seek

I didn't sit in bed all day and watch Beverly Hills 90210 yesterday but I am feeling a little better today.  So, instead of watching Beverly Hills 90210 I did watch some HGTV.  I was watching the show The High/Low Project and they did an awesome project that I totally want to try.  They were redoing a living room and they came up with the most creative way to hide a tv.  They took two way mirror glass and built a frame around it and put it in front of the television.  So, when the tv was on it would show through the glass but when it was off it looked like a mirror.  I went on the HGTV website but I couldn't find the project but this is what it looks like


To do this project yourself go to http://www.ehow.com/how_6914830_make-tv-mirror.html.

Some other options to hide your tv:


For this one you use a bypass closet door kit and some plywood.  I am not a big fan of the leaf designs on the plywood.  My sister suggested instead of painting the leaves I could put a picture there, something like this:


Instead of two kissing we would have the twins on one side and addy on the other so when it is closed it is a picture of all of them and when they are opened it is two pictures.

And yet some more ideas:



Thursday, November 3, 2011

I'm back

Sorry for the brief delay in posting, I have been busy the last couple of days.  Well, it is officially fall here because the weather is getting colder which in turn means it is time for cold season.  My poor nephew has been sick for the past couple of days and now it has come to my house.  The kids aren't sick yet- please cross your fingers they don't get it- but I was not so lucky.  I started getting a sore throat this morning and now as I write this I just feel blah.  It would be so nice to take one whole day off and just sit in bed but that is not going to happen for two reasons- 1. I have a job I need to be at and 2. I have twin 3.5 year old boys that would not let me stay in bed all day.  If by some magic power I was able to lay in bed all day this is what it would consist of:





The Perfect Day in Bed









Friday, October 28, 2011

How do you like your coffee?

The other day I was organizing my boards on Pinterest and I started looking through the pins on my living room board.  As I was looking through them I noticed that the "coffee table" has evolved.  It is no longer just a place to set your coffee or to put your magazines and sometimes it isn't even a table.  So, now the question is, do i want a "coffee table" or do I want to do something different?  What are your thoughts?




Saturday, October 22, 2011

I'm getting hungry

I read online somewhere that the entryway to your house is like the appetizer to your house.  I think this is an interesting way to refer to your entryway and makes a lot of sense.  When you order appetizers and they are not good then you are expecting your dinner to be just as bad.  The same is true for when you walk into a home, if you walk into a house and the entryway is amazing, well you have high expectations for the other parts of the house and can not wait to see what awaits you.  I found some great images of what I would like my entryway to look like:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

No animals were harmed writing this post

Would you decorate your house with mounted animal heads?  I have never had the desire to have some dead animal with two beady eyes hanging on my wall- everyone had different taste so if you have one please don't be offended.  Well, I have actually found some mounted animal heads that I actually would use to decorate my house:




 
Living Room Becomes A Work Space  living room

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Not just for curtains


Last night I was watching a show on tv- I do not want to give the title of the show because I am ashamed to admit that I like this show.  Anyways, on the show I saw the most awesome purse and so I immediately got on the trusty internet to find it and guess what... I can not find it anywhere.  Here is a picture of the purse:
If anyone knows what brand this purse is please let me know.

During my hunt for this purse I found some other items I liked that had tassels on them. 
Tassels


Zara leather sandals
$129 - zara.com

Tan satchel
$90 - topshop.com

Jewelry
$29 - endless.com

ASOS drop earrings
$27 - asos.com

Forever21 beaded necklace
$6.80 - forever21.com

House of Harlow 1960 black shades
$169 - shopthetrendboutique.com

CONFETTISYSTEM — Tassel Garland-Multi color
$130 - confettisystem.bigcartel.com