Wednesday, February 27, 2013

inspiration wednesday

If  you follow me on Pinterest, some of these may look familiar but no matter. They make me happy. They make sense. They are your inspiration today! 








Friday, February 22, 2013

fun finds friday!!

Yes. I already did one this week but I love FFF and this is my blog so whatev. 




Oh. My. Lovelyness. I want this wrapped copper ring oh so bad. How pretty is it?
here is the store


This doesn't need words. Simply amazing.
Ms. Lori Nix - you are amazing

Oh. My. Golly. I want this so bad before we go on our big trip!! How stinkin' cool?! It's a 360 camera for your iPhone
buy here



J'adore this ring. You get the longitude and latitude of where you got married, live, etc. It's simple yet so pretty.
buy here



This dress is stunning. I can't find where its from or who owns it but it's a 1930s dress. Stunning



I want my husband to wear this:




How cute. Ok - so I'll admit, I didn't get the "button art" craz.... until I saw this!

I found this here


Truer words couldn't be spoken.... haha



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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

fun finds friday.... on tuesday

So, I was super busy AGAIN this Friday and didn't get to do a Fun Finds Friday so here it is.... on Tuesday! 

Enjoy ;)



Suede Camera Bag

We are going on a trip to New Zealand and Hawaii in May... I think I need this camera bag. Neeeeeeed!!!!

buy here




Colt 45 Bullet Earrings

I saw these a while ago and finally remembered to Pin them! I adore them. Classy and bad a$$ - what more can a Southern girl want?!

buy here



Personalized World Travel Map
My sister got one for Christmas from her in-laws. I lurve it. It comes with color coded pins and a personalized plaque. What a great way to keep up with all the cool places you go!
buy here



Personalized etched copper Morse code necklace

You can pick what is put on the necklace! How cool!? I was thinking my dad's name or a cool Bible verse.


buy here


Mini Milk Jugs
Y'all. For real. How cute are these mini milk jugs?!?! I die. They are way too cute!


buy here

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

recipe tuesday!

This past weekend, the main squeeze and I went to the Biltmore House in Asheville, NC. I have been multiple times but I still am in complete awe everytime I see that beautiful, grand house.

Anyway, I got a Cranberry Oatmeal cookie from the bakery and have been craving them ever since. I looked up a low-calorie option and tested it out last night! It was super yummy and I would totally make them again!




Low-Fat Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

What you will need:
1 1/4 cups quick or old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (regular flour works too)
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
5 tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp finely grated orange peel (optional)
3/4 cup dried cranberries


Directions:
·  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper (or grease a pan VERY well – these yummy things will stick!)
·  Place oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a bowl; stir with a whisk.
·  In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
·  Beat in egg whites, vanilla extract and orange peel. Gradually add flour and oats mixture, stir with a wooden spoon until blended.
· Fold in cranberries.
· Drop dough by rounded tablespoons on to cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.
· Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden.  – 10 minutes was perfect for a chewy cookie, 12 minutes was pretty crunchy.
· Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


the most yummy



Let me know if you try it and what you think! I am thinking of trying some Vegan recipes so keep an eye out!!





And for those of you interested: This is based on me entering the amounts and whatnot. Can't promise is 100% correct!



Monday, February 11, 2013

promote

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eyebrow horror

You know those moments when a memory from your past just sneaks up on you. Especially a bad memory? Well, it happened to me today when I read this article.
When I was in 8th grade, my mom took my sister to the mall to get her eye brows waxed (she was in 10th grade). I, of course, wanted to tag along and I begged my mom to let me get mine done too. She agreed and I headed back. I knew waxing wasn’t going to be comfortable but what I went through was not the best first experience.
The lady had the wax WAY too hot. It stung so badly but I just assumed it was “normal.” When I was done, I looked in the mirror with horror. She not only waxed off the hair, but she pulled my skin with it. I had four huge chunks of skin missing. Super.
So there I was.  A middle school girl with overly waxed eyebrows and scabs. Joy.
I assume my mom didn’t pay for it but it didn’t matter – it was horrific. My mom was pretty awesome about it. She let me stay home from school the next day and she even took me to the mall and spent ungodly amounts of money at the makeup counter trying to help me out.
It took me 8 years to get my eyebrows waxed again and the only reason I did it was because I worked at a salon and trusted the esthetician. I assume the girl at the mall had NO idea what she was doing.
I will try and find a photo (once the scabs healed) and post it. Can’t make any promises.
Y’all have any beauty horror stories? I’d love to hear!

Friday, February 1, 2013

easy DIY dog treats!



I found this recipe via Pinterest and I thought, "yea, easy... but will my dogs actually like them!?"

Since the whole process was so easy, I tested it out.

What you need:
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 - 4oz jar of pureed baby food (I got three types, but used the Chicken and Sweet Potato fir the test.)

Be sure to make sure the food is not on the ASPCA's list of potentially toxic foods!!!


How to:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine the ingredients to make dough. Add more flour or water if necessary.
3. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the treats
4. Cook for 20 – 25 minutes
5. Let cool completely before you give them to your pet


So here are the pictures:

Waiting so patently


What was the verdict?

Maddux and Rocky loved them! I will totally be making them again for them!


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