Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lifetime Movies

Last Friday Ivy tore herself away from a lifetime movie at Sonja's house.

All in the name of a give-away.

She wrote down one number for each comment.

29 entries.

The winner of this give-away is......

Drumroll please :)


Comment number 10-

Blogger Alexis Kaye said...

My soul delighteth in laughing children...and your blog...that gets me extra points right?!

I promise the fact that she complimented my blog was a mere coincidence.

The drawing was totally random.

I've decided I totally heart give aways.

So I'm going to be doing them a lot more.

Stay tuned my cyber friends.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snapshots with Sonja.....

Cousin Taylor is spending the night at Grandma Sonja's.

There is nothing we love more than a little impromptu photo sesh with big 'S' in the kitchen.


As you can tell Grandma Sonja was pretty ecstatic when we whipped open the photobooth app on the computer.

She will probably kill us for posting this but we had to make a collage in her honor.

We think she looks awesome in her robe.

That's the same robe she wore when Taylor was born.

The only robe we have memories of.

And to be perfectly honest, one day these pictures will be a reminder of one of my favorite memories with her.

There is nothing like a 'Sonja Sandwich' right Taylor?

Am I right or am I right?

P.s. is there anyone that lives in the Mesa, AZ area that I can stay with the next couple of days.
I'm pretty sure if Big S gets wind of this post she will have my belongings on the curb by the time I get home from work tomorrow.

And Joy (you know who you are) you better not show this to her friends in the office.
Or I will get you....
She has a hardcore reputation to uphold.


***Post edit: Notice in the bottom right picture Sonja had to rehydrate because she was having so much fun with us. JK but Tay is giving her spankins for trying to run away from us in every shot. Ya right she loved it. 2nd row far right is my fave. We were pretending we were partying at the club.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Kinda Got Sidetracked

Sorry Homeslice.

I got sidetracked.

I've been chasin' kids and snappin' pics.

All in a days' work I suppose.

Did that "chasin' kids" part sound weird?

I will announce the winner of my print tomorrow.

For now just enjoy this and shut your trap.


Oh ya.

Happy MLK Day.

Remember in my house that also stands for;

"Major Love and Kindness Day".....

I think Dr. King would've appreciated that as well.

Have a great day off for those of you who won't be standing on your feet for 12 hours in a salon tomorrow.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Baby Girl

Baby Girl got her pictures taken.

A local photographer up here in the ice box known as Minnesota asked if she could take pics of Bailey for her portfolio.

Um sure.

She snapped some of us with Bailey.

It's kind of special to actually have some pics of us as a family.

Pics that didn't involve Corey or myself setting a timer and running to jump in the shot.

Thanks Karin for our new fabulous photos.




Best part is I didn't need to do any editing!

Oh delight.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Allow myself to introduce....myself

I was blog stalking earlier today.

I've recently been really enjoying fashion blogs.

Loving new ideas and combos for classic pieces.

But as I search and blog stalk I've realized something.

I look at all these girls dressed up in fields all adorable and posey.

And I think I could never be that cute.

I could never be confident enough to pull that off.

And I start to feel sad and I start to think rude things about myself.

I start to feel negative and rotten.

And that's not how it should be.

I am a gem

Especially on the inside, and I dont think I deserve to be talked to that way.

So one of my GOALS in 2011 is to love myself and I'm thinking maybe women everywhere should do the same.

We are beautiful and have lots to offer out there.

I see you lady.

You are reading my post right now.

And you are;






You are, simply put


So start acting like it, cause I'm going to.


**post edit: fun fact about this picture. That is my cousin Taylor waving my cell phone in the desert at night while Corey is taking his 'night pictures'. There was originally a shot of her making an 'I' too. That picture was lost in the great delete with all of the other ones. It was supposed to be 'I love you' and it was supposed to be for her missionary in Argentina. However, when I put the pic together tonight this message popped out at me and screamed something I've been needing to hear for a long time.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Give- O -Give Away

I'm lacking art on the walls in my home.

I wanted to see if I could come up with something.

I came up with this;

I wanted to share one with you.

So here is the design.

It's an 11x14 and is printed on lustre textured paper.

It is also backed on matboard.


Here is how you enter;

1. Become a follower of my blog, if you are not already.

2. Leave a comment on this post telling me what your soul delighteth in :)

I will end the giveaway next Thursday at midnight.

Boo Ya.

**Post Edit: The text on the actual print is more of a grey than cream. Still lovely.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Stylish? Really? This Old Thing?

I recently received the Stylish Blogger Award from the totally fantastic Liesl over at......

Wait for it.......

Fabulous Fashions 4 Sensible Style

Here are the rules

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award

2. Share 7 things about yourself

3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers

4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award!

Okay so where to start with 7 things about myself....

1. I heart plaid. When I wore a striped shirt to work last month one of my clients commented on how I was really stepping out of my box.

2. I love making old things new again. Making things prettier and jazzing them up.

3. I LOVE going to the movies.

4. I am a night owl.

5. I thoroughly enjoy cuddling up with my husband and my dog-child.

6. I love making other people feel pretty.

7. I could not be more excited about my future nephew (my sister is totally prego) and I could not be more excited to buy him his first plaid shirt.

As for the 15 newly discovered blogs....

I have been super crazy busy and have neglected my blog surfing.

So I will do my best to give you 15 :)

I hereby award the stylish blogger award to the following blogs;

Baubles, Bangles and Beads

Go Fish

Hearted Girl

Rita Blog

Roed Book

Tunes and Spoons

Daily Eday

Scenic Glory

You Had To Be There


Okay That's all I have for right now:)

It's time for me to get back to editing.

And FYI Might want to stop back tomorrow for a giveaway......

Just sayin.