Saturday, April 30, 2011

Happiness 365: Day 5

Okay, when did this happen? When did the Hanson brothers get gorgeous? I guess I noticed it when I watched their new video, Give a Little( which I adore and the song is constantly stuck in my head, and I like that.) and was like omg.... they're all so hot! Then they performed on Dancing With the Stars last week and melted my heart even more :)

They're so cute, I can't even pick a favorite lol.

From this:

To this, wowza!

Happiness 365: Day 4

I know, I know... I am slacking at this, but it's a work in progress. This morning I made a springtime wreath for our front door and I LOVE it :)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happiness 365: Day 3

This is what getting lots of Pampered Chef for $70 bucks looks like :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happiness 365: Day 2

My sexy Christian Siriano stilletos :)

Happiness 365: Day 1

Thanks to the lovely Miss Sarah (Sespi), I went out and bought 3 of these toniht, 2 dark chocolate for me and one milk chocolate for hubs, and he loved it :)

I hope to get a few for half off after tomorrow too :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Swap Post

I took part in the Easter Candy Swap this year and was paired with the lovely Sarah. Today I raced to the post office to pick up my box of goodies from her and boy, oh boy, did she do good :)

A look upon opening the box:



I felt like a kid at Easter:



Sarah's favorite candy: Dark Chocolate Peeps, which are amazing and I will stock up on :p



Sour bunny gummies and caramel filled eggs :)






Jelly Belly Jellybeans: Some of my favorites!!!


Sarah hit the nail on the head with this swap and got me yummy goodies! I can't wait for her to get her box of goodies :)

XOXO
Jenn

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happiness 365

I have been "stalking" Janna on Happiness is a Journey and I love this challenge she does. Every day she takes a picture of something that happened in her day to make her happy and I am going to attempt the same challenge. We all can use constant reminders of God's beauty and blessings in our life, I know I sure can.

Here's what Janna had to say about it:

My project for 2011…



One picture a day of something that makes me happy…



The goal?



To find the beauty in EVERY day!

I hope you follow me on this journey, which I will be doing on facebook too :)

XOXO Jenn

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Weigh-In Update: Week 6

So I did a lot better this week than last week. I could've done more yoga, ut to make up for it I pushed the kid buggy at work with 6 kids in it every day except Thursday and Friday. I ate really well and drank lots of water, so I couldn't wait to see how I did. I needed to loose those 4 lbs I gained back last week.
So here's this week's info...

Last week-235.4
This week-232.4

I lost 3 lbs :) Yay!!! Vacation is getting closer. Also, i'm getting my pin-up pics done next Saturday and I cannot wait! I'll post a few when I get them.

Total lbs lost: 13.4 lbs

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wedding ABC's

I saw this cute post on Flipflops and Combat Boots blog and thought, what the hey, I'll do it too :)



Attending: I am not even sure anymore how many were there, I think I invited 200-250 and at least half to 3/4 came :)




Bridesmaids: 6. My 2 sisters, my best friend from high school, my best friend from elementary school, a friend I had at my 1st job, and Amanda, who is like my older sister.




Catering: K.F.C. which we got an AMAZING deal on because I used to work there. Everyone loved it and we had TONS of leftovers!


Dress: My dress was gorgeous. It was the first dress I tried on and kept coming back to. Not what I had originally wanted, but I loved it.


Engagement: We dated for about 11 months when we got engaged. We moved in together, were engaged for almost another year, before we got married. We also took engagement pics :)

Flowers: I made all of our floral arrangements. We had bright colors of "fake" gerbera daisies and I loved them. I saved so much money that way and worked so hard on them.

Groomsmen: We had 6 to match the bridesmaids, all of which were Josh's fraternity brothers.







Honeymoon: We went to Tulsa and then to the lake and stayed in my aunt and uncle's cabin. It was sooo nice!

Invitations: They were simple and made by me :)

Justice of the Peace: He was my preacher and I adore him :)

Keepsakes: Thanks to USPS, most of my decorations were lost in the mail and received 2 weeks after my wedding, so my bridesmaids and I were left scrambling at Wal-Mart at 2 A.M. the night before. I kept lots of goodies though, like my advice cards written by the guests.




Ladies Night: My bachelorette party was a nice dinner with my friend's at a friend's house. Now that I look back, I wish it would've been a little more "crazy."

Music: We had a picture slideshow done by my mother-in-law and music set up, but unfortunately, everyone kinda ate and ran, so we didn't get to dance or do much other festivities.

Newlyweds: How long are you considered "newlyweds?" I think we are still in our honeymoon phase! (I agree :)

Old, new, borrowed, blue: Old was my great grandmother's ring, attached to my bouquet. New- my dress, shoes, etc. etc. Borrowed- pearls from Josh's mom. Blue- my ballerina flats :)


Photography: Josh's aunt did all of our pictures, free of charge :)

Question popping: We don't have a super cool proposal story.

Reception: Held at my church in the newly finished Activity Building (which we were the first to use :))


Slicing the cake: I LOVED our cake, it was yummy and simple. Our cake topper was lost in the mail, so Josh did it last minute. We were nice with feeding it to each other:)





Trash the Dress: I didn't do that, but am considering it. I dunno if I have the guts to trash the beauty tho.

Unique: Just about everything in our wedding was done by hand, so we saved a TON of money, Total wedding was about $1500.00 :)

Vows: We did the traditional, plus a hand ceremony, which I LOVED!

Wedding Woes: I was highly stressed with the decorations not getting there on time and our bridal gown place, who didn't dye my shoes until a day before, or had my gown altered completely until a day before. They also tried to charge our groomsmen for shoes they never ordered.

X-rated: I've seen some pretty raunchy pictures of guys taking off the garter belt...but ours was just simple. Most guest had already left by then.


Young Kids: We had lots of young kids at our wedding because I LOVE kids :) My nephew was 9 months at the time, and was our wagon boy coming down the aisle, he couldn't even sit up on his own yet and fell asleep through the ceremony.


Zzzzzz: We were up early the morning of the wedding and stayed up super early for 2 days playing rockband, we had to take an extra day off our honeymoon to recooperate :)

My Spring Swap Goodies!

I participated in the Spring Swap hosted by Nicole at Flipflops and Combat Boots. This is my 3rd swap that I've been a part of, and one of my favorites. I was partnered with the gorgeous Kassi at http://photographyjustbecause.blogspot.com/. She just had her baby in February and yet, she had energy to go and create an amazing swap package for me.I got notice that the package arrived at my P.O. box yesterday, but I didn't get off work in time to make it, so I shot out of bed early this morning, like a kid at Christmas, to make it to the post office in time (yes, I got there before they opened and yes, I waited 15 minutes :))

Here's what I got:
I LOVE everything she picked out for me, totally girly, bright, and me :)


I LOVE this crocheted headband that she made me, along with the other 2 crocheted flower barrettes. I've already contacted her to see if I can buy more from her :)


I think these decorative little brads are adorable and perfect for card making and scrapbooking :)


I even made a video that I'll be putting on youtube of me opening my package.
video

Thanks so much Kassi for being an awesome swap partner and going above and beyond :)

XOXO
Jenn

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

An Awesome Handmade Swap!

Miss Angie and Beth over are hosting a handmade items swap over here:

Are you excited? I'm excited!

Signups for the Handmade for You Swaparoo are now active over at My So-Called Chaos.
You only have until April 11th to sign up, so don't delay!

How does this thing work? Simple!

Step 1. You sign up.
Step 2. I send you a questionnaire so we can match you with another amazing blogger.
Step 3. You send me back the complete questionnaire.
Step 4. I send you the info for your partner.
Step 5. You have from April 15th to May 6th to make some handmade goodies.
Step 6. You send your package to your partner on May 6th or 7th.
Step 7. We'll make a big ol' linky party for everyone when they get their packages, so we can all oooh and aaahhhhh over those unique lovelies!

Do you need to be some handcrafting guru ninja to participate?
Heck no!

Here are just a few items that would count as 'handmade':
Anything you made using fiber arts (sewing through crocheting and beyond), jewelry you made, art that you painted, sonnets you composed, picture frames you prettified, art photos you took, a professional blog redesign for your partner, cookies you baked (as long as they aren't going to arrive stale or in pieces), a recording of a song you sung for your partner, accessories you created, bath products you made, candles, holiday decorations...the list goes on and on.

Do you have to make it yourself?
Well, no. I mean, it would be awesome if you did (because everyone loves that handmade, straight-from-the-heart stuff), but we understand that some of you feel intimidated/lack time/lack materials/etc.

Not to worry! We'll also count it if you buy something handmade from Etsy or ArtFire, or from a local artist/crafter in your area. The only qualifier is that it's handmade.

What about the giveaway?
TWO lucky winners will receive something special from Miss Angie and myself. Throughout the swap, we'll have little extras that you can do to earn entries into the giveaway. And of course, just for participating in the swap you get an entry. It's our way of saying THANK YOU. :)and I am taking part! I cannot wait to create all kinds of goodies and put my creativity to good use :)

Be looking for follow ups on what I make for my partner and what I receive. I am sooo excited :) Creativity is about to be put to work :)

XOXO
Jenn

Monday, April 11, 2011

Weightloss Update

So this last week, I did horrible with my yoga ( only did it twice) and ate kinda crappy ( good lunches, but no meal replacement shakes). So, today I bought a scale to see the damage I did and here's the results for last week.

This week: 235.4
Last week:231

Gained: 4.4 lbs this past week and it's my fault. I'll make up for it this week!:)
Weightloss so far: 10.4 lbs
Here's to that 30 lb weightloss goal, I'm sooo close!!!

XOXO

Jenn

Sunday, April 3, 2011

I'm Halfway to My 1st Goal!!

Today was weigh-in day for week 4 and to be honest I was scared of whaT the scale would say because I didn't hit the weight loss all that hard today, but I braved it and got on and lost 1 pound, which I am totally happy with! For a week of halfing it, 1 lb. is awesome.

So, I am down 15 pounds in 4 weeks. My 1st goal is 30 lbs, and I'm halfway there. Tattoo is comning sooner than we think :)

Last week- 232 lbs
This week- 231 lbs

Weightloss so far: 15 lbs

Friday, April 1, 2011

A to Z of Me

A. AGE: 24

B. BED SIZE: Full

C. CHORE YOU DISLIKE: Dishes. I'd rather do anything, but dishes.

D. DOGS: Just my Lexi girl.

E. ESSENTIAL START TO YOUR DAY: Going potty and taking vitamins.

F. FAVORITE COLOR: Purple

G. GOLD OR SILVER:Silver

H. HEIGHT: 5'2"

I. INSTRUMENTS YOU PLAY(ED): The flute

J. JOB TITLE: Teacher's Assistant for 12-18 month olds.

K. KIDS: Sadly none yet :(

L. LIVE: Oklahoma

M. MOM’S NAME: Tammy

N. NICKNAMES: Jenn, Jenny, Aunt Jenny, Ms. Jenn, Loser ( my sisters are so loving lol), Honeybear, Babe, Jeep.

O. OVERNIGHT HOSPITAL STAYS: None

P. PET PEEVES: People who don't do their share of work/job, bad drivers, *itches, whiners, liars.

Q. QUOTE FROM A MOVIE: "Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

R. RIGHTY OR LEFTY: Righty

S. SIBLINGS: 2 younger sisters

T. TIME YOU WAKE UP: This morning, 5:45.

U. UNDERWEAR: Grannyish sadly, but they're comfy and don't ride up my crack.

V. VEGETABLES YOU DON'T LIKE: TOMATOES~!!

W. WHAT MAKES YOU RUN LATE: Facebook lol.

X. X-RAYS YOU’VE HAD: Teeth, chest, etc, etc.

Y. YUMMY FOOD YOU MAKE: I make lots of yummy stuff :)

Z. ZOO ANIMAL FAVORITES: Monkeys and hippos