Friday, July 20, 2012

Photo Friday - The Northern Lights

Earlier this week, I gave you a sneak preview to today's post.  Have you been waiting in anticipation?  Ok yeah, probably not.  But this week's Photo Friday is pretty cool.  The Northern Lights.  Have you seen them?  They are spectacular!  But they usually happen very late at night, and I am always asleep for them.  The same was true last weekend.  But my hubby stayed up aaaaaaaaall night to take some amazing pictures.  (Yes, he is photography-crazy like that).

My husband is an amazing photographer.  Which comes in handy now again.  It will be awesome for decorating the blank walls of our new house.  And it is especially handy when he is capturing Mother Nature at her finest.  If you haven't ever checked him out, you should.  His photography I mean.  Don't really check him out.  He's taken.  Britton Reynolds Photography.  Oh and you can like him on Facebook Here.

So to kick off the weekend, sit back, relax and check these babies out.  Happy Photo Friday!





Yes that is my crazy husband wake boarding under the Northern Lights at 2am.

















Told you he stayed up all night.  The sun is coming up.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pinteresting Thrifty Fashion

I had so much fun last night!  I decided I was going to spend some time on Pinterest.  Forget about the laundry, the dishes and the general cleaning up that needed to be done.  I. MISSED. PINTEREST.  I have been so busy that I haven't had any time to just sit and pin.  And boy did it feel good!

The exciting part?  I actually have a reason to pin!  I am looking for ideas, furniture, color schemes, etc. for our new house.  But you will have to wait.  I'm saving house pins for another post.  Today's post is about fashion.  Since we will be spending a lot of money shortly on new stuff for the house, my monthly spending on clothes & accessories is about to drop.  Drastically.  Which isn't a bad thing.  I spend too much anyway.  So I am looking to Pinterest for inspiration to work with the clothes I already have.  New combos of putting things together, etc.  Here is what I have come up with so far.

Last night, I found this cute outfit:


                           Source: reasonstobreathe.tumblr.com via Katie on Pinterest


Which inspired me to put together this outfit for today. Yes ,I am wearing this as we speak. Read. Write. You know what I mean.



Polka Dot with a Splash of Red





Have you pinned any cute outfits recently that you didn't have to spend a dime to recreate?











Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The A to Z of What I've been Up To

Aarrggggh!  It's been over a month since I last blogged.  I've missed you!  Hopefully you have missed me too!  I behind on my virtual life.  Summer and blogging don't seem to be meshing well for me.  My Google Reader is feeling extremely neglected.  It is for a good reason though, or lots of them I guess I should say.   A LOT has been going on in my real life.  On the plus side of things, get ready for lots of exciting blog posts over the upcoming months!  Oh and all of those home organization and tidying up projects I have posted about or planned in my head.  Toss them out!  Why?

BECAUSE WE ARE BUYING A HOUSE!!!!!!  And it has been the #1 time suck.  We are still finishing up a lot of the paper work stuff (aka signing our life and our money away), but the plan is to close in about a month.  So instead of cleaning up, I will be cleaning out.  And boxing.  And cleaning out some more.  So here is the A to Z of what has been going on in the last month or so....(Thanks Erin for the idea.  And thanks for letting me steal borrow it. Erin is my new blog crush.)


A - Anniversary.  The hubby and I celebrate One-Year of Wedded Bliss on July 2nd.  I really need to do a post about this....It is a major milestone.  I had the top tier of our cake re-created.


B - Buoy.  He's been kind of Brat lately.  Running away at the lake.  Come does not seem to be his favorite command this summer.  I guess we need to figure out some new training.  But look at that face.


C - Cousins.  I got to spend time with my second cousins once removed (yes my family is freakishly close) 2 weeks week while we were on vacay at the lake.  It was fantastic!  Got finally meet the two new additions:  Brigham and Ashby, and got to be there for Brigham's baptist.  And this coming weekend I get to see more cousins.  YAY!

D - Driving.  Lots and Lots and Lots and Lots and Lots and Lots and Lots and Lots and Lots of driving.  As much as I love summer, I'm kinda ready for the driving season to wind down a bit.  Just a little bit.  Or maybe I just need a weekend off.

E -  Exclamation!  Points!  I really like them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (sorry couldn't think of anything else).

F - Fireworks!!!  We had some great ones over the 4th!  They were so good, I forgot to take pictures.  What can I say?  Living in the moment.....Have I mentioned the 4th is my favorite holiday and I think it is the coolest thing ever our anniversary falls right around it?  Fireworks just for us?  You shouldn't have.....

G - Glascocks. Best Corn Ever.  Their stand opened recently and the hubs has been bring some home for dinner.  Yum Yum Yum.

H - Hot.  It has been soooooooooooo hot here.  Heat = lots of sweat = me ready for a break in the heat. Never thought I would ever say that.


I - Inspection.  We had our home inspection last week.  And it went relatively well for a home inspection.  Pretty happy about it.  Now that I've said this, I hope the house doesn't collapse around us.

J - Jitters.  I'm lacking them because no amount of caffeine is helping shake the cobwebs this week.  And I can't wait to move into our new house.  Nervous Jitters.

K - KTB.  I love me some pink and damask.


L - Lake.  We wwere on vacation all of the week of the 4th at the lake.  And man I can't wait to go back.  It was fantastic.  I got some sleep, go to spend time with my family and got to spend some time in the sun.


M - Mortgage.  The mortgage application process is a blast.  And we have been going through it.

N - Northern Lights.  They were out last weekend at the lake.  Here is a sneak preview of Photo Friday.  My crazy husband stayed up almost all night to take pictures.  And just in case you were wondering....you can find his other pics at www.brittonreynoldsphotogprahy.com  But not these. Yet.  Told you it was a sneak peak.


O - Oliver.  My first cousin once removed.  We got to start teaching him to waterski last weekend.  Can't wait to see him again soon to continue the lessons.  BECAUSE HE IS DOING AWESOME!

P - Pink.  Had to have some for our anniversary.  Had one of our center pieces re-created.


Q - Quiet.  I would really love some.  Just a few minutes...no days actually to have some quiet downtime and do nothing.  Vacation was fabulous, but it wasn't quiet.

R - Reading.  We've been doing a lot of it lately, which has been fabulous.  The hubs got me a Kindle for Christmas, so I got him one for our anniversary.  Electronic Paper.  And we've been staying up way too late reading.

S - Strap.  Camera Strap to be more specific.  My new one.  LOVE it.  Thanks hubby!  It was part of my anniversary present.  Told you I love me some pink and damask.



T - Thirty-One!  My new love that has been taking up a chunk of time, but boy is it fun!  I LOVE BAGS!  I LOVE Thirty-one.  So I'm spreading the love one bag at a time. =)



U - U RAH RAH WISCONSIN! Hmmmm....that would look really cute too...I'm all set for football season!



V - Vacation.  Yes I am ready for another one!


W - Weekend.  Is it here yet?

X - Xanax.  (yes I had to Google around to find a somewhat relevant X-word).  I may need to take some while we are moving.

Y - Yard.  As in Back.  As in the amazing new backyard we are about to have with our new house!  Sorry, I'm going to keep you in suspense (mainly because I haven't taken pictures yet).  But trust me.  It. is. awesome.

Z - Zzzzzzs.  Something I won't be catching for awhile.

Dang it feel good to be back!  What have you been up to lately?