Thursday, July 28, 2011

girlie girl

I've got quite the diva on my hands! Every morning, Ellie begs me to give her my blush so that she can put it on her cheeks, while making very precise circular motions, in a very serious manner ;)  Then she puts some on each of my cheeks. Cutest thing ever.

I let Ellie go wild with the paint brush on my wall, just to give me more of a reason to make myself repaint it;) She then began to put some paint on her lips like lipstick! Funny girl.

I love to observe Ellie because she does the funniest things. I caught her pinching her lil belly then smiling after realizing that I saw her. I put this under the "girlie girl" post as a joke, because we ALL find ourselves doing this sometime in our life, don't we? ;) Of course, baby fat is always cute. No fair.

So...I walk upstairs yesterday, to find this:
Yes, that is my dad painting Ellie's nails, and yes, he is the cutest grandpa in the WORLD, and yes, I taught her how to blow on them afterwards to try and avoid pink lacquer on my couch...and everywhere else for that matter.
 Then Ellie of course had to show off her freshly painted nails.

And just in case that wasn't enough cuteness for you...

I don't think my twin brother & I had these moves....

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

baby announcement

I hope I tricked you all with the title....;)

I'm so doing this with my next baby....This couple had their doctor write on a piece of paper if it was a boy or girl, then they took the piece of paper to a local bakery and had them make a cake with either pink or blue frosting inside. How cute! It would be hard to not peek on the way to the bakery;)

I'm not baby hungry one bit. nope. nada. zilch. . .eff.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Love Languages print

I am sooo excited for my new print to come...I just had to share it with you! This Love Languages print is simple and perfect. I can't wait to add it to my future gallery wall. Check out Made By Girl's other prints here and her blog here.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

My bedroom makeover progress

I say "progress" as I chuckle...because I haven't made much progress. I've repainted my room twice now, and it is just too dark of a plum purple for me, and not the "gray" that I had in mind. With that being said, thanks to all who gave me their recommendations on their idea of the perfect gray paint! I went and got samples and put them on my wall....and if you can't tell, I am a little indecisive. (to say the least) I even thought about just keeping the color that I have now, because I am absolutely dreading repainting it. But third time might be the charm, eh?

I never want to look at another little paint sample card again in my life.

I finally finished my DIY chandelier! I followed this tutorial, and I like how it turned out. Especially compared to THIS look-a-like chandelier from West Elm that is $270. YIKES! I made mine for easily under 20 bucks. (I will warn you is very time consuming.)
Who would have thought that wax paper would look so much like shells? Pretty cool.

You like?

Here it is with the light turned on:

And some of my artwork arrived! The portrait pieces are from the talented Leigh Viner, and I found the stacked pyramid print on Etsy, and the CHANEL No5 print is by Andy Warhol. As you can see, I wanted to make a fashion inspired gallery wall.
I can't wait to get these bad boys matted and framed!
Although, the color of the walls seem to look great with my artwork! UGH I can't decide.

I will be posting a tutorial on how to make a DIY mirrored dresser hopefully soon...if I can ever decide on a paint color!!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

love you, Scottie

Scottie, you will be forever loved and missed. You were always a great friend to me and everyone around you, and always put a smile on my face. Our memories of playing co-ed softball together, and Kelsey and I leaving you funny late night voicemails, and you and I saying how "too cool" we were for eachother, will be forever engraved in my mind.
My heart goes out to all of his friends and family during this tragedy.

"PAUSE" "I ain't scurred!"
Love you Scottie.
Rest in peace buddy.

morning hike with my love

she likes to put on mommy's shades:)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

my game face?

Thanks to these race pictures that I received in my email today, I have came to the conclusion that I look like a complete idiot when I run. What's up with my tongue sticking out? I didn't even realize that I did that! I thought I would share them with you so you can get a good laugh.

I blame my brother/training partner for not telling me that I look like a fool when I run. . . But does anyone really look "good" when they run? (here I go trying to justify myself.)

They really need to get rid of those sneaky road photographers. ;)

Monday, July 18, 2011

My weekend in pictures

As a result from watching the Tour de France every morning, Ellie makes it a routine to put her Nega Maluca doll that she got from Brad & Gina on her little bike and push it around the house:)

I got to hang out with my most favorite cousins ever!! We went and put unlimited toppings on our ice cream, then went to the park for some fun.

The kiddies got a kick out of Milo's "slide hair"

Anytime Ellie sees flowers, she has to stop and smell them.

g'mornin sunshine!

Morning wrestling match with my toddler. I think it's safe to say that she won this round.

The whole fam damily (except for Ellie, SNIFF SNIFF) took a road trip down to Bryce Canyon! I was the lucky one to ride with the cutest kid in the world. My nephew Cody did so good in the car ride! Here he is with Uncle Brad. This kid seriously kills me with his cuteness.

My brothers Brad & Russ and my sister-in-law Alli and I all ran in the Bryce Canyon half marathon! It was my 2nd time running this course. I LOVE it! and it was so fun having my family run it with me.

Proud, tired smiles from the runners:)

OH, and we happened to see our cousins down there...Heather & Jenny ran it too!

The whole fam damily (-ellie)

I got 7th place in my age group and Russ got 2nd in his, so he got an award. WOO! Go RUSS! 

We stopped at Calf Creek on our way home to ice. Thumbs up for sore legs?. . . .

My BFF/brother/twin and I.
Love him! ooodelally

These guys don't look like brothers at ALL.......;)
My pops & some of his bros chit chattin away

Relaxin on the porch like we do best. Ellie is sportin her new watermelon Vans that she got from her dadda! So cute.
Hope you all had a great weekend!
P.S. my legs are slowly looking better. woot woot. Thanks for all the advice!

Music Monday- Lucy Rose

Like what you hear? Check out another one of my favs by her Here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


 My little bug is growing like a weed. What happened to my infant?! I swear she turned into a toddler overnight. I love this age. She is so much fun but also getting to be quite the handful! I made the mistake of letting her sleep in my bed with me a few nights ago....(Which I LOVE) but now she won't sleep in her crib. Ugh! Nights turn into a war trying to get her to sleep in her crib, while she cries out "momma" all night. It breaks my heart! and of course I am a push over and finally bring her into my bed. I know I need to stop doing that, but tonight she finally fell asleep standing up in her crib, leaning her head on the side of it. Poor thing! What do I do people?? Does anyone have their kids sleep in their bed with them every night? Any help/suggestions would be appreciated:)


OH, and one more thing.....MY LEGS ARE GETTING WORSE! ahhhh! It looks like I have leprosy! I have never seen mosquito bites look like this....I am getting a bit concerned..... Is it part of the healing process that they turn dark like this? and does anyone have any remedies for bites? Don't worry, I am trying my BEST to not scratch them because I don't want scars. But people, this is getting out of control. HELP! This doesn't look normal.

Monday, July 11, 2011

my next purchase...

 bug spray.

Michelle at 3rd base-0


Dear paint pros-

a gray wall that I love...via

I am going crazy trying to find the right shade of gray for my bedroom! The first paint color I tried was too light and pulled a wee-bit lavender tint. Then the second color I tried was pretty dark, but also had a purple tint. What the heck?! My room is in a not-so-well lit basement, so I know that the lighting has a lot to do with getting the right shade. But my question is....Does anyone have any gray paint colors that they recommend?? I am getting sick of re-painting my room, so I want to get it right this next time;) Any help would be much appreciated!

my personal opinion on the latest news...

I don't get how ^This^ guy got sentenced to life....                                     While ^This^ girl will be walking free this week.

I really hope that Caylee's Law is passed.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lovely Things

This amazing chevron pillow
Ellie loves her new pull toy! Get yours Here.
this scalloped pencil dress. Perfect for work!

this arrow ring
these cute striped toddler loungewears

This color block dress
I NEED a white blazer!