Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What I Love Wednesday #3!

YAY!  It's Wednesday...that means I get to tell you about the things I'm loving this week!

I've worn bareMinerals for a few years and I still LOVE it! 
I feel like I'm not even wearing make-up!

My mascara!  I can't wear the ones that give you fullness or whatever...for some reason I'm allergic to what they put in those...but I found this mascara that makes me have full and luscious lashes!  AND it's in a pink tube...what's NOT to love!?!

So as you all know...I'm "curvy" and for the longest time I wouldn't even try on a pair of skinny jeans b/c, well, I'm not "skinny" but Old Navy to the rescue...they make skinny jeans for all shapes and sizes!  YAY!  I'm in love w/ my skinny Sweetheart jeans from Old Navy!

I'm a huge bargain hunter...I don't like to pay over $30 for of course, I L-O-V-E Ross!  Now, I will say that in some parts of town Ross is just gross...but if you go to a Ross in the "nicer" parts of town they're not bad and you can find some seriously GREAT deals!!!

MMMMM...I love Warm Vanilla Sugar from Bath and Body Works! 

If you don't have the Adele 21 album on your iPod yet...get it!  It's seriously AMAZING!  You'll love it!

My beautiful flowers I just received for Administrative Professionals Day!! Aren't they lovely?

As always...I'm loving My Honey! 
We had the best night last night just sitting on the back porch listening to the rain!


Well, that's what I'm loving today folks!  I hope everyone has a beautiful day!

Linking up with Jamie over @ This Kind of Love
and Lesley @ Mommy In The Making

Enjoy...The Curvy Life!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Daydreaming of...A Hutch Re-Do & Paint Colors

So, my next big project (last was the baby shower that I have yet to post about) is PAINT...I have SEVERAL pieces I have picked up at estate sales, flea markets, garage sales, etc that are in major need of a paint job!  First hutch that my momma (she's like the garage sale/estate sale queen) found for me for only $85!  I know I want to paint it but I am so "up in the air" on what color to paint it!  My mom thinks a light green and I'm kind of OK with that...but then a little part of me wants to paint it a creamy color with like a turquoise backing!  OOOOHHHH, AHHHHHH!  I know!  Or maybe a green/gray or maybe green with a cream backing...or maybe turquoise all over!  This is a big decision and I have NO clue what I'm going to do!

Here is the hutch...un painted...what a FABULOUS find for only EIGHTY FIVE bucks!  I know!!!!  I'll def be replacing those pulls, however, and that will cost me a little extra!

And here are a few inspiration pictures I've found online...mostly on Pinterest!  Oh, what to do.....

I love how they have left parts of this un-finished! 
It's so rustic...just love!

OK...I am like totally in love with this! 
I love the turquoise back...and the white dishes! 
But will I get tired of the turquoise...this is my inner struggle, people!

And then there's this green/blue color.  I really like this, like really!

Now this...see I can't really see myself getting tired of this. 
BUT, then again I's just paint...why not go funky and change it in a few years if you want!

I sent this to my sister in law earlier...we both really like this too! 
Now THIS would be daring.  Could I do it?!?!

 Here's another with the turquoise back...I do really like it! 
And like I can ALWAYS be painted over!

Now..if I'm going to play it safe...
I will most likely go with something like this! 
It's perfection!

Although...I'm really loving this... green...whatever color it is, I like!
 Especially with all the white dishes! do you see my dilemma...what will I do?  I guess you'll have to stay tuned to find out!!

What color would YOU pick? 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Wal-Mart Has Stepped It UP!

Has anyone else noticed how Wal-Mart has really stepped up their game lately?  Now that they've teamed up with Better Homes and Gardens they are a force to be reckoned with!

Some of these items are not from Better Home and Gardens...but the majority are...

Now...get ready for lots and lots of eye candy!

This table reminds me of a table at Pottery Barn that I posted about here.

LOVE these chairs!

 And these chairs!

I'm not sure I would ever have this in my home...
but I do love the look!  Especially the bench!

This Island is quite pricey...even at Wal-Mart but I love the detail!
 I L-O-V-E this little island/cart!  They have it in white too!

I'm more of a "simple" dish kind of girl but I REALLY like these!

These are more my style...nice and simple!

 I love this quilt for a guest bedroom or for a "big girls" room!   
And it's like 30 bucks!  What a STEAL!

They've got some great looking rugs!  

 This reminds me of a rug Pottery Barn has!

Love the BRIGHT colors in a bathroom!
 Some seriously great deail on these towels!!!
A lot of this stuff is available online only...but Wal-Mart has this cool deal where you can have it shipped to your local Wal-Mart for free!! out because Wal-Mart's going to be giving you a run for your money!!

Enjoy...The Curvy Life!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Because I'm Sure You're Dying to Know.....

The ABC's of me...hahaha!  Kidding...but just in case you are.....

A. Age: 28 and holding...but I'll be 29 on May 4...last year in my 20's!  EEK!

B. Bed size: Queen...but bigger is always better [insert inappropriate comment here...]

C. Chore you dislike: Does anyone LIKE a chore?  Not me...I would never turn down a live in maid!  NEVER!

D. Dogs: Sadie Mae - my dachshund, she's 6 and Koopa - My Honey's Lab...we think he's about 10. Such a nice little blended family we have! :)

E. Essential start to your day: Must. Have. Coffee.

F. Favorite color: PINK!  I can't help it...that color just speaks to me like no other!

G. Gold or silver: Depends on the outfit!

H. Height: 5' 1" maybe just 5'....

I. Instruments you play(ed): pretty good on the "steering wheel" drums....

J. Job title: Portfolio Support Associate...I handle loan renewals for the State of Texas.  I love my job...hate the drive! (80 miles each day!)

K. Kids: just my four legged doggies!

L. Live for ______: Jesus, my family and My Honey

M. Most embarrassing moment: I embarrass myself at least twice a day....AT LEAST.

N. Nicknames: H, H-Dub, Gunit (newly acquired)

O. Overnight hospital stays: never...and now I'm knocking on wood!

P. Pet peeves: uhm....can't think of one at the moment...probably anything I do that is annoying...I get annoyed when someone else does it...does that make sense?

Q. Quote from a movie: "Well fiddle dee dee"

S. Siblings: 1 Brother.  We are one year and 6 days apart...I'm the oldest.

T. Time you wake up: Weekdays-6:30 am.  Weekends-whenever I want! :)  Joy of having no chitlins yet!

U. University attended: University of AWESOMENESS. 

V. Vegetables: I like just about every veggie...but I'm not really digging cabbage or brussel matter how many times my dad makes me try them...we're just not that into each other!

W. What makes you run late: myself...or My Honey...usually for social events he is the one that is last getting ready!  SO ANNOYING!

X. X-rays you’ve had: head (cat scan), back, teeth, chest

Y. Yummy food you make: I can bake the heck out of some chicken.......

Z. Zoo animal favorites: All of them...I'm a sucker for animals...reptiles on the other hand can all die and I'll be OK...especially snakes!  BIGGEST. FEAR.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Awkward & Awesome Thursday & And an Easter Recipe!


How un-motivated I am to write this post today.  I don't know what's wrong with me!  Maybe it's the clouds that are lingering over DFW!  Go. Away.

I have had Chick-Fil-A for lunch every. day. this. week.  I think I'm on first name basis with the crew..or at least they are w/ my debit card!

Seeing pictures of myself from know, the "candid" ones...WHOA, someone needs to get their a-s-s in gear and lose some poundage...quite depressing and that Chick-Fil-A every day aint helping one bit!

Driving home from work on Tuesday in the POURING rain and hail w/ my dear friend in the back that is super prego...I had some majorly delicate cargo with me.  It was stressful...only my Adele album got me through!


My sister-in-laws baby shower was AMAZING!  I will be doing a post on that's a little teaser of how cute it turned was well worth the hard work!! :)

I think I see the sun trying to come out!  YAY!!

Tomorrow is "Good Friday" the day that Christ so selflessly sacrificed his life so that WE can have Eternal Life!

Sunday is the day Christ was resurrected from the tomb!  He LIVES! 

I got an email today with the neatest may have heard of this...Resurrection Cookies...Get ready...this is long........but if you have, what an AWESOME thing to do the night before Easter!!

Resurrection Cookies
(Make the Night Before Easter)
 You will need:
1 cup whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch salt
1 cup sugar
Zip lock baggie
wooden spoon

Preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important -- don't wait until you're halfway done with the recipe!)
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.
Read John 19:1-3
 1 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. 2 The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe 3 and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they slapped him in the face.
Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl.  Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink.
Read John 19: 28-30
28 Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. 30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life.
Read John 10:10-11

 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
   11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.
Read Luke 23:27
27 A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. 
So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 cup sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us.  He wants us to know and belong to Him.
Read Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16
8 Taste and see that the LORD is good;
   blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.
Read Isa. 1:18 and John 3:1-3
 18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
 1 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.”
 3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.
Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet.  Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.
Read Matt. 27:57-60
57 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. 58 Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. 59 Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60 and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.
**Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF.**
Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed.
Read Matt. 27:65-66
 65 “Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.
GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed.
Read John 16:20 and 22
20 Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.
22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.
On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! 
On the first Easter, Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. 
Read Matt. 28:1-9
1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
 8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.

I hope that eveyrone has a beautiful Easter weekend and please remember the reason we're celebrating!!  Thank you Jesus for the ULTIMATE SACRIFICE!!!  God Bless you all!

Enjoy...The Curvy Life!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I hope everyone is loving this beautiful day as much as I am...even though it's a little overcast here in the Big D! 

Here is what I'm loving today....

My precious baby girl, Sadie Mae.  She is by far the sweetest most loving dog and I love how she cuddles up next to me at night!

How cute is my new shirt that my Sister-In-Law had made for me as part of my hostess gift!?!  I. LOVE. IT.

Already totally in love with this handsome little nephew Zane!  He'll be here in just a few (like 6) weeks!!

While we're on the subject of my nephew...I made him his first Easter Basket...even though he won't be here at the way it turned out!

I think I am addicted to the Southwest Chargrilled Chicken Salad at Chick-Fil-A.  I find myself CRAVING it! 

Of course, my Honey!  I love him more each day and I don't know how that is possible when I already love him with ALL my heart!

I saved the BEST for last.  I am LOVING that God sacrificed His only Son for ME, for YOU, for the World.  So that we could have Eternal Life in Heaven with Him and His Son, Jesus Christ. 

As a Christian, Easter is the most important Holiday we can celebrate!  Happy Easter my friends! 

Linking up w/ Jamie at This Kind of Love for