Sunday, July 31, 2011

Welcome to the World!

This weekend we stay-cationed at my families house.
At our little apartment we don't have tv and got the internet about a year ago. (been married for almost 3 years)
So you can bet when we were there we watched some tv and caught up with the world.
And we did!
This time I discovered HGTV.
Yes I discovered it.
Sure I watched it a little bit before we got married but I guess I never payed attention.
I love watching all the design shows and remodels.
I love the before and after pictures and the dramatic changes!
It makes me want to start some diy projects my self! (Not that I really can though!)

Here are some things I would like In my future home!

Love the open feel these windows give!

Love love love these vintage pillows! 

I've always loved these white kitchens! 

Yes, I also found pinterest.
I'm sure you all know what pinterest is if not come out from under that rock!
The other day I spent about half an hour looking at pictures and pinning them on my boards!
You guys have to check this stuff out!
I also found more things to make!
So far my favorite board is the crochet/knit.
There are so many inspiring pictures on pinterest and I have found projects to keep me very busy
Even though I already am busy enough!
Not even kidding, I just went over to pinterest to link you to my boards and I got totally distracted!!!
You can check out my pins HERE and check out some of the things that will be up in my shop soon!
Do you have a pinterest account?!
What are your favorite boards?!
Lets be friends!!

Happy Sunday!
Getting ready to create this beauty!
What do you think?!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

What's In a Name?

Nope, I am not going to start quoting Romeo and Juliet.
But I am serious, What's in a Name?!
When you started your blog how did you come up with your amazingly creative name?!
I have been very attentive lately and have been paying attention to everyone's names.
I look at mine and think... how does this appeal to me? This name doesn't say who I am, what I like to do, It's just the name of my etsy shop...
Let me give you some examples of perfect names...

Little Miss Momma - She is little and she is a momma! Duhh TOTALLY works! (did I mention she has an awesome blog?!)

Happy Together - This lady is ALWAYS happy and she loves her little ones! 

 Just.Lovely.Things - I think this is a no brainier. She makes Just Lovely Things!

U Create
Ucreate - An awesome website that shows U how to CREATE! 

How did these lovely ladies get so creative with their names?! I definitely don't know but one things for sure.... I need to get me an name like that! 

How did you come up with your blog name?
Any tips or suggestions?!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Our Ruffle Headband Giveaway Winner

So the giveaway ended last week and I haven't picked the winner!!
I'm not going to use I am going to use
aka "Hey Brand, pick a number between 1 and 16."
Brand: "14!"
So, there it is ladies!
Number 14 wins!!

Congrats Jenny who said:
":) your headbands are so beautiful! I want them all !!" 

She is so sweet! I will be getting in touch with you soon!! 

How has everyone's week started off? Mine has been pretty crappy so far and yes, it is only Monday. That's okay though lets just push on through! What are you guys looking forward to this week? When does school start back up for you?!

**Oh, and I may or may not have turned off the HARRYPOTTER7 coupon code... that's right, may or MAY NOT have.** 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

What I Wore {The City}

These weekends go by so fast! 
Maybe we should constitute Monday as a weekend day also!! 
I mean how is it fair that there are 5 work days and only 2 days off!? Lets make this even now! (:
This week was a busy one full of emotions. 

I know many people don't bring up much about their religion on their blog but I know we can all be grateful for the things we know and believe. We can all understand or agree that we should be positive and happy! Easier said than done I know from first hand! 

Hope you all had a great week and think positive about the week to come!

Driving around yesterday looking for a place to take pictures husband thought of this great spot on the mountain that looks over the entire city! It is so beautiful especially at sunset!

Shirt: Tjmaxx
Undershirt: Down East
Belt: Forever 21
Bracelet: Francesca's 
Shorts: Dickies (from '02 shhhh)
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Grandma's 

pleated poppy
Momma Go Round

Friday, July 22, 2011

My Husband Thinks He is Funny!

He knows that when I wake up on Friday (my day off) I head to the computer to check out the latest in EVERYTHING!
So he came up with the cleaver idea to put this hideous picture of VOLDEMORT as the computer desk top.
Boy did it scare me half to death!
Seriously, who wants to see this mans scary face when they wake up?!

What a funny man I married!
Hope you all have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesday

Let me just say I cannot wait for this week to be over! I'm so over it, that's for sure! Definitely had fun celebrating the hubs birthday but I just have so much on my mind and feel like I want to fast forward things! (: 
Crazy I know! 
Most people want to press pause!

Oh well, Let me get on to this Wee Bit Post about me! I love this every week Leigh Ashley is super cute and I really like her Etsy Shop!! It has lots of super cute things in it and you better check it out! 

{one} what is your dream job?
I have several. 
Teacher - I want to be a teacher! 
Some kind of child care - I love kids!!
Mom - I love kids and some day want some of my own! 

{two} how many best friends do you have?
I have a best friend and HE is totally awesome and I love him!!

{three} what’s the longest road trip you’ve ever taken?
Longest road trip would be to Utah or from Utah back home! What was it... 11-12 hour drive?! Definitely work it though!

{four} if you had to do one single thing every day for the next year, what would it be?
Knit! I love knitting! It definitely is a way for me to calm my nerves and relax!!

Some of my creations!!

{five} what’s one story your family always tells about you?
Typically one of my many blonde moments. I tend to have them a lot!

{six} how did your parents pick your name?
They were going to name me Elizabeth but I don't think my dad liked that name and so they picked Alyssa... I'm not exactly sure though!

{seven} what’s the one thing that scares you more than anything?
The dark! I HATE it!!

{eight} are you a good cook?
Sometimes... if I know what I'm doing!

 {nine} where do you see yourself in 20 years?
Well... I HOPE to see myself done with Dental school, and successful with kids!

{ten} what’s your best childhood memory?
Hanging out with my Bumps grandpa) and spending the night at his house! I loved that man!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

What I Wore {My Future College?!}

Not sure if any of you know this but my main educational goal is to be an elementary school teacher.
You do know that I have finishes my Associates! And now I want to move on to a University.
Now there are only two problems.
1. Are we going to be living in Arizona for the next two or three years?
2. How should we pay for this without taking out loans?

I think they are legit problems that I don't know the answer for yet.
It is very possible that I will attend ASU but for now I can't 100% plan on it!

So this location is in memory of my education goal... ASU I'm after you!
I have realized that I am definitely into these shirts! You can wear them big or you can wear them small and put a little belt on there!

T-Shirt: Target
Shirt: TjMaxx
Pants: Macy's 
Shoes: Payless
Necklace: CTR ring
Bracelet: Moda Chic
Sunglasses: Rocky Point


Linking up:

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Momma Go Round


Friday, July 15, 2011

New Merch & Coupon Code!!

I've been rather busy trying to make new things for the shop! 
And have recently understood the quote
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."
{regarding merch that is...}
I have wanted to put this down for some people and will leave it at that. 

I have really started to like this whole Bohemian Style and have begun to embrace it. 
I've been making bracelets, and headbands that are Bohemian inspired and I believe it is turning out great!

Take a look at this!

Of course I have more things to put up but I was thinking in honor of the end of Harry Potter I am giving my readers a 15% coupon code! 


Check it out ladies! Even on the new items I just put in my shop!!
Head on over to my shop to use the coupon code!


Don't forget about the giveaway going on!!

Harry Potter 7 Part 2

That's right, for the past 3 Harry Potter movies me, my husband, and my brothers have gone to the midnight showing!
Yes it is sweet!
Let me just say that I am not a freak like some of the people who go and maybe I like to go to the midnight showing to see the freaks, it is a plus!
Last night was definitely no exception!
There were so many people in costume I kind of felt left out!
Let me give you an update on the was great! If you read the book there are things that were left out (of course) and somethings were different but I loved it and I wan't to go see it again!

A lot of these pictures of of the hubs with the characters, He went out to take pictures while I held down the fort!


Professor Trelawney

 George and Fred

Gandalf, not Dumbledore

Voldemort and a Death Eater

Great seats, great fun, great movie! 
Highly recommended! 

Did you see Harry Potter Part 2?! Are you going to?!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesday

It is officially back! I sent Leigh some questions because I like Wee Bit so much! 
Love that the week is almost over and that Harry Potter is tomorrow night! 

{one} what’s the #1 most played song on your iPod (or whatever you use)?
"City of Blinding Lights" U2

{two} what’s your favorite type of exercise?
Elliptical! I have really bad knees and it doesn’t hurt them!!

{three} what’s your least favorite mode of transportation?
Taxi in Paris. Boy did I think I was going to die! The driver was a crazy driver and swerved in and out of lanes and close to buildings and people! Ahhh!

{four} if you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what would it be?
Def not High School Age! I hated High School. Maybe 19! I was in college, and havin fun!

{five} when you have 30 minutes of free time, what do you use it to do?
Sure, it is rare for all of us but, I like to crochet, knit, work on crafts, watch Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant… what else…

{six} what do you miss the most about being a kid?
Not having to pay bills! I miss seeing money in my account and being able to go out and buy new clothes and just whatever I wanted!

{seven} when was the last time you were nervous?
Day I got married! Everyone is watching you,  and it’s definitely a life changing experience!

{eight} what was the first thing you bough with your own money when you were young?
I don’t exactly remember, maybe a Barbie! I had HUNDREDS!!

{nine} what is your favorite month of the year?
November, It’s cool outside, start of the Holiday season and its my anniversary month!

First anniversary!

{ten} what are 3 songs from the soundtrack of your life?
“City of Blinding Lights” U2
"Then" Brad Paisley
"Love Story" Taylor Swift

Monday, July 11, 2011

What I Wore In the Ditch

Another week gone by and another WIW to post!
I love how fast these weeks are going for different reasons.
One letters come sooner
Two my days off with the Hubs come sooner
Three fast forwarding through all the angry people I talk to
Four August comes sooner

Yesterday it kind of rained in Arizona, yes, kind of. So this creak, yes, this is called "Skunk Creak" and boy do I know why!! But, here is my lovely outfit! I'm loving the whole crochet styled look! Why? Because I love to crochet!!

Shirt: Hollister '05
Shorts: Kohls '08
Shoes: Kohls '06
Belt: Forever 21 '11
Cardi: Tjmaxx '11
Glasses: 99 cent store '09
Bracelet: Me '11
Necklace: Spanish CTR ring. 

There were so many cute little bunnies down here! 

My model photographer! Doesn't he look great?! I'll say so!

Linking up:

Momma Go Round

pleated poppy


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