Monday, April 30, 2012

what does liebster mean?!




Liebste is a German word that means dearest. Now I don't know how this all started and I tried tracing it back but I couldn't so...

I was awarded the Liebster Blog by Amy from Sugar and Spice. For those of you that don't know Amy, you should get to know her! She is one of the sweetest bloggers I know! She is always giving comments to everyone, especially me! She is so great! So, THANKS for the award AMY! You are awesome!!

Here is a little bit of info on the Liebster award:

The Libster award is a "Share The Love Arrangement" given to inspirational bloggers with less than 200 followers.

Once you are awarded the Liebster award there is a To Do list to follow so don't break the chain!

1. Thank the person who presented you with the award on your blog. (This is a good way to tract who has had the Liebster award and who hasn't, it also helps us tract back to where the Liebster award came from!)

2. Link back to the blogger who gave you the award on your blog.

3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.

4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 2-5 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.

5. Let them know you've chosen them by leaving a comment on their blog.

So, here are a couple bloggers that I award the Liebster Blog award to:

Kelsie from My Beautiful Life

Erika from Southern Belle as an Army Wife

These girls really are so great! They have positive outlooks on life and they have great blogs! Go check them out!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

why I love sundays

Rocky Point, Mexico 

I love Sundays because:
I get to teach sweet little children about Jesus.
I get to feel the love of the Savior.
I get to be with family.

Why I love Sundays in Mexico:
Because, knowing the church is the same no matter what country you are in feels just right.
Because, knowing your bother is in the DR listening to a similar Sacrament Meeting and teaching in a similar building makes him seem much closer than he is.
Because, seeing the people, in the City where you are vacationing, at church makes you feel more at home.

I love Sunday!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

random help please!

Happy Saturday Friends!
I'm making edits to my blog today and I notices this dumb little box that shows up on my page. Up top, on my pictures, on my posts...
What's up with that?! Have any of you had this problem?
Any help is appreciated!!


Friday, April 27, 2012

friday visit with friends


If we were to sit down and chat, maybe with a good healthy shake or a double chocolately-chip frappuccino in hand (from starbucks, that I just cannot get over and am currently craving...) I would first tell you to make yourself comfortable. If no one's comfortable we wont be able to relax!

So, now that you are relaxed and comfortable I would ask you about your week! How was it? Did you do anything new? How's your family? Friends? You? Sometimes it's just great to talk about yourself and let it all out, I would encourage it! (:

I'm sure you'd ask about mine, all of the above, I'd go on to tell you that my week flew by and that I am officially done with school this semester!! I cannot believe I will have three months to not worry about school! How great is that?!

Then I would tell you about how sore my arms are! I went rock-climbing again this week and I mastered some walls that I never thought I would! I really like rock-climbing! You should come with me sometime!

After we talk about our weeks and go on and on about our lives, I would tell you about our new health kick! It's been going pretty well and I would show you our new favorite recipes! My favorite is the pop-sickles, very natural and very good!

I also want to ask you your secret about blogging, do you have one?

I could go on and on picking your brain and talking because I like being with friends but I know your day is busy so until next friday when we visit again! Just so you know, I can't wait!

Check out Chrissy @ Boerman Ramblings, I took some inspiration from here, okay maybe the idea (: she is so great ya know!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

what is it about jack johnson?


I'm a real sucker for music. Especially when it's good music! I mean that IS the only kind of music I listen to! So yesterday I had just finished up my finals, got 100% on my government final HELLO, and I head over to youtube. The main reason I use youtube is to watch music videos or listen to music. So youtube recommended that I would like Jack Johnson - Banana Pancake and Taylor, so I said heck yes and CLICK... heaven.
What is is about that music that makes me feel so good?! I can't explain it but, I wonder if I'm the only one who feels that way... anyways, maybe this music makes me feel as relaxed as I would feel if I were on the beach!? To that I say YES! ... Some day soon beach, some day soon.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What I Wore: if you were to visit me last week


shirt, skinnies, necklace: F21, belt, bracelets: thrifted, sunnies: AE, Flips: Reef



If you were to visit me last week you would have seen me doing homework.
My teacher thinks it's fun to assign 24 paragraph discussion boards for only 18 points. What a joke, I definitely was stressed to finish it on time. 

If you were to visit me last week you would have seen a pile of laundry. 
That pile of laundry is currently sitting at my right just waiting to be folded. Little does it know that I'm not ready to tackle it, maybe it can wait till tomorrow?

If you were to visit me last week you would have seen me in my basketball shorts.
Every day when I come home from work I head straight for my basketball shorts! Nothing is more comfortable then being in them!

If you were to visit me last week you would have seen me crocheting.
I love to crochet and I love making baby blankets! They are so cute!

If you were to visit me last week you would have seen me planning my coupon trip.
It went rather well thank you very much! I really enjoy couponing! Nothing better than getting something for free!

If you were to visit me right now you would see me in my basketball shorts, watching The Office, laundry to my right the good ol AC a blowing and hair put up in a pony. I would tell you how excited I was that Monday was almost over and that the rest of the week would be really good!
So, here's to a great rest of the week! Hope it's your best yet!


Linking up:

pleated poppy


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Thursday, April 19, 2012

we joined a rock-climbing gym!


Don't mind the blurryness of this lovey picture, you see I have a trusty 08 env 3 and it obviously had a hard time capturing this moment. But, this week Brand (husband) and I joined a rock-climbing gym! It is pretty fun! I'm not very good at the moment, but I can't wait to get better! It's a big trust game that rock-climbing! I mean, my life is literally in Brand's hands when I'm climbing! Good thing I trust him not to drop me!! haha! Anyways, we are trying to get in shape a little bit and thought this would be one of the funnest ways to do just that! I've got to tell you, my arms are sore and so are my legs sometimes! It sure is a workout! Have you ever been rock-climbing? Did you find yourself only climbing the walls with the rocks that have the groves for your fingers like I did!?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

a long week so far



Anyone else feel like this week will never end?
Maybe it's just me. 
I've got lots of homework so that doesn't help. 
Did I mention I was stuck in traffic for 27 minutes?
(yes, exactly 27 minutes haha!)

So, I'm starting my morning with the delish cinnamon deal that my mom made! 
She is a great cook! 
It's a Pinterest recipe and it's really tasty! 
(Like my Halloween plate?!) 
Anyways, here is to a fast rest of the week, 
Fast with work anyways!!!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

blessings all around!

Hello and welcome to Tuesday!
Yesterday was just one big drag so let hope today works out much better!!
I wanted to show all my friends, YOU!!
My blessing blanket that I made!
If you don't know me, I'm in love with crocheting!
I seriously should be a grandma I crochet so much!
So, I found these super cute patterns online and HAD to try them out.


This is the Chevron pattern,
I use Caron Simply Soft yarn and it really is so stinking soft!!
This has become my popular boy pattern!


This is the Catherine Wheeh stitch pattern,
I this this pattern is just perfect for little baby girls.
It's so delicate and elegant!
Anyways, hopefully I didn't bore you with my talk of crochet patterns.
(:
Let me know what you think!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

What I Wore: {My Pencil Skirt!}


 Skirt: JCPenny, Shirt: AnnTaylor, Shoes: Nine West, Bracelet: Nordstrom 


 Happy Monday everyone!
Who is ready for a great week?!
I'm ready for a positive fun filled one!
Ready to get finals done!!
Next week is my last week of school for the semester!
Yay!!!

So this weekend was nice because I didn't have overwhelming plans!
Don't you love when that happens?!
I haven't had one of those days for quite a while!
But, it sure is great!!

I did some shopping for fun new clothes and this
pencil skirt was one of them!
I've been looking for a pencil skirt for such a long time!
I cannot even tell you!
I was so excited when I found this one and so glad it didn't break my bank!
I also found some cute other things I'll be showing off later!!

Anyways, hope you enjoyed my positive side last week!
Is is silly that those really help me?!
I don't think so..

Linking up:

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Friends Day Wednesday {My Positive Side}

Today is Friends Day Wednesday
and I am going to introduce you to a very special person.
My positive side...
Now, this is not someone's blog name.
It's ME!

You see sometimes when I'm down in the dumps
When I feel like nothing makes sense,
When I feel like everyone else has it better than me,

There are few things I turn to,
Here is one of them
Positive Posters

On Pinterest I have a Board called Positive Posters
It is a place where I pin all my positve thoughts.
I go here when I need a little pep talk or just some positive words
So, here are a few of my favorite pins as of recent!

Enjoy, and Stay Positive People!!!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What I Wore: A little under the weather



Shirt: Kohls, UnderShirt: Down East, Jeans: Kohls, Shoes: TOMS, Bracelets: Juicy and Nordstorm, Necklace: Nordstrom, & gifl. Sunnies: AE

Not much on my mind today.
I'm feeling a little bit blank from being sick.
Isn't it the pits?
Being sick is so lame because you don't feel like doing anything!

So, I will just leave you to my pictures of what I wore this weekend
So check out my other posts, my facebook page and my etsy!

I'll be posting my baby blessing blankets up too!
They are really cute.
If you want to see a preview check out my facbook. (:




Monday, April 09, 2012

Fact/Fiction, My Weekend!

Happy Monday Morning to you all!
How was your weekend?
Mine was pretty good!
Easter was good!
Got to be with family!
I love Easter and thinking about all the blessings we have.
I'm grateful for My Savior and for all the things he has done for me.
These things are surmountable to the things I will ever be able to do for him.
He is GREAT!

I wanted to start this week with some funny random things that happened to me.

Fact:
Husband and I walk up to order our food, we are at Five Guys and recently fell in love with their hamburgers, when the cashier says... and I quote
"You guys are so cute!!"
Not sure if we heard her right we both respond with "What?"
she again says "You guys are a  really cute couple!!!"
"Why thank you!" I respond.
I have never heard someone just say that to our faces...
Now, I'm sure when we walk through the mall that's what everyone is thinking as they stare..
haha! I kid!

Fact:
Sitting down at work,
I hear this really annoying sound out at my window and think
"I really hope those dumb roofers shut-up soon!"
Come to find out, it's a bird making a nest....
All of a sudden I don't mind the noise! (:

Fact:
At work (again)
Listening to 'N sync!
I'm definitely a '90's child!
(currently rocking it on Pandora!)
I might have got some silly looks from my co-workers!
haha!

Fact:
Hand-fed chipmunks at the park! Yes, for sure!!
Watch the video if you don't believe me!!

video

Happy Monday to you all! 
Have a great week! 
Going to try and do a positive posters post sometime this week!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Friends Day Wednesday {Southern Bell as an Army Wife}

Happy Wednesday! 
Just get me through today and I will be oh so happy!!
Today is Friends Day Wednesday and I have a real sweet new friend.
Check her out!!

Hey ya'll! I'm so excited to be over with Alyssa today at Impractical Composition! I absolutely adore her blog, so the opportunity to be featured on it is very special to me. Big thank you first and foremost, Alyssa! 

So who am I? Well, my name is Erika and you can find me over at Southern Belle as an Army Wife . I am 26 years old, mother of 2, wife of one ;), nurse, and lover of all things new and creative. I love to do just about anything. Cooking and baking would probably be my most often ventured into creative endeavors, followed closely by writing, sewing, crocheting, jewelry making, and repurposing. On my blog you can find some of my favorite recipes; tutorials for home decor, crafty fun stuff for kids (easy sewing DIY's and other projects), repurposing projects, or any other types of DIY tutorials. Since it's getting warmer outside, you can probably expect to see a lot of gardening, landscaping, and...brace yourself...my journey into starting my own chicken coop. I said I love to do just about anything didn't I?  I also like to share my latest finds, buys, and obsessions. Even though my husband would probably tell you otherwise, it seems as though I just like to share. It's just a little piece of my life and what I do on a day-to-day basis as a Southern Belle as a 7-year Army wife. I warn you now, it can get pretty hilarious.


Why do I do this, though? This started as just another creative outlet for me and it sprung into a place to show the world some of what it's like to be an Army wife. With that being said, I like people to see that being a military wife doesn't mean a lot of the things most would think. There are so many preconceived notions regarding military wives, and while some do hold true, for the most part, they do not. I do give snippets into the military life, but I don't hone on it, because that's not what consumes this family and I want people to see that. If anything, it just pulls us closer together as a family unit because we have to learn to work together in ways that others don't so that we don't fall apart. Family is a big part of military life for us, and you'll see that with us. I couldn't be prouder to be part of a military family and we love what we do! On Fridays, I do Family Fridays where I spotlight and catch you up with our little family and all the insane happenings that go on.

White Mocha Carmel Cheesecake

Once more, big thank you to Alyssa for bringing me over today and I hope you stop by and see me! You can find me at BBC on the 21st in Saint Louis, so if you happen to be going, let me know! Come visit on Facebook and Twitter as well!

FACEBOOK - BLOG - TWITTER -

Isn't she great!? 
 Here is MY favorite recipe from her site
Three Cheese Mashed Potatoes - I'm a sucker for cheese and mashed potatoes!!


If you want to be featured on Friends Day Wednesday send me an email!!
alyssadawsonblog@gmail.com




Tuesday, April 03, 2012

What I Wore: AND a Shop Update!

 

Tank, Cardi: JcPenny, Jeans: Kohls, Shoes: TOMS, Bracelet: Juicy Couture, Sunnies: AE, Necklace, Earrings: Gifted

I really cannot believe how fast this year is flying by!
It is already APRIL!
This means several things for me,
One of my favorites is that...
School is almost over!
That's right! I have 4 weeks left of school! HELLO!
I'm really excited!
hah!

It also means that, when June rolls around
My brother will be home in a year!
HELLO AGAIN!
Don't remember the story about my brother?!
Check it out HERE
I for sure cannot wait for that!

Are you excited for anything coming up this year?!

I also wanted to fill you in on some new items in the shop!!
I've recently added some Ruffle necklaces!
And coming soon, baby blankets.
So, if you need anyone who is having a baby and needs a baby blessing blanket
or just wants a baby blanket I'll be your gal!
Right now I've got 3 patterns available.
The Catherine Wheel stitch, a very classic style blanket.
The Chevron stitch, some may call it the zig-zag.
and
The Knit and Pearl.

Anywhooo,
Stay tuned for our Friends Day Wednesday Tomorrow!!


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