Oh, How Pinteresting!

Happy Hump Day! Or in my case because we are headed to Houston today is actually my Friday (at work)!

I’m linking up with The Vintage Apple for “Oh, How Pinteresting!” Here are a few of my faves from Pinterest this week.

Something to Inspire … Finally I have an answer!

Something to Eat … These look amazing and I’ve got to try them.


Something to Wear … Yes please!


Something of Beauty … The black lace is incredibly beautiful!


Something to Decorate … Add a pop of color by painting the back of the front door.


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5 Things I’d Tell My Younger Self

I love spending time with my family, telling stories and reminiscing about old times. This weekend really got me thinking about my childhood and if I could tell my younger self five things what would they be, so here goes …

  1. FROG :: Fully Rely OGod in all things. That, “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength,” Philippians 4:13. Having faith in the Lord just makes life easier. Knowing that I can rely on God in all things brings so much comfort, peace and joy to life.
  2. Don’t be scared :: As a child I was, and still am a shy person. I never went away to sleep away camps or went on extended visits without my parents to visit family or friends. I was too shy, timid and scared. If I could tell my younger self one thing this would be to get out there and live life and these experiences. When you grow up, you won’t regret any of these experiences, in fact, you’ll have so many memories and stories to tell.
  3. Have a hobby :: Hobbies don’t have define who we are but they teach us so many valuable life lessons. How to think outside the box, take criticism, challenge ourselves, work with others and so on. Hobbies give us a creative outlet and a way to meet like minded friends.
  4. Play a sport :: Similar to a hobby, a sport builds character and encourages life experiences. Playing a sport teaches you how to win, lose, how to work hard, work with others, good healthy lifestyle habits and more. I would tell my younger self to not be afraid (see #1) and get out there and try something. You can’t fail for trying.
  5. Eat more veggies :: They won’t kill you and there’s a pretty good chance you’ll like something more than corn on the cob. I’d tell myself that eating more veggies will promote a healthier lifestyle and set the stage for years to come of healthy eating habits.

I’m sure my parents told me these things at one point or another in my life, but I wasn’t ready to hear them. Now in my thirties, here I sit writing a list of things I wish I had told myself and if I’m honest with myself a few of the things on this list I’m still not doing (namely 4 & 5). I can’t complain about the choices that I made in my younger years, because after all they’ve shaped the person that I am today. It’s always good to reflect on choices and decisions that I’ve made, and to look ahead and see how I can better myself for tomorrow.

Are there a few things you’d like to tell your younger self? Do you want to share them?

Lovelies List – 3.16.12

Happy Friday, Lovelies! I’m linking up for High Five for Fridays with Lauren from From My Grey Desk.

 1. Family Time – My family is coming to town today! Mom, Dad, sister, bro-in-law, 2 nieces and nephew. I! Can’t! Wait!

 2. BAKE Birthday –  BAKE=Best Aunt Kathy Ever! Which is a perfect nickname because she loves to bake. It’s BAKE’s birthday celebration this weekend.  Hence why my family is in town. I can’t wait to spend the day tomorrow celebrating BAKE!

 3. Bloglovin– This week I signed up for Bloglovin. I’m lovin’ that all my daily reads are in one spot. Follow my blog with Bloglovin!

 4.  T-Minus 6 Days – I freaking can’t wait until next week.  We are going to visit my best friend, her hubby and new baby in Houston!

 5. Dinner with Dad   My dad’s travel schedule brought him to NoVa this week and I was able to enjoy an improptu dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant. We enjoyed Swirl Margaritas and dinner on the patio. So nice to catch up and spend quality time with my daddy.

Oh, How Pinteresting!

Happy Hump Day! I’m linking up with The Vintage Apple for “Oh, How Pinteresting!” Here are a few of my faves from Pinterest this week.

Something to Inspire … Isn’t this the truth. I’ve talked a lot lately and need to get down on my knees and pray about it.


Something to Eat … Yum but no recipe on the website, bummer.


Something to Wear … This would be cute with the maxi dress I recently made … and need to blog about


Something of Beauty … Beautiful magnolia


Something to Decorate … Love this idea for our kitchen remodel


My sister mentioned recently, “I’m not really getting this whole Pinterest thing…” Say what?! This is for you sis … love you, mean it!


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Teeny Weeny Ice Creamy

I’ve got a major sweet tooth and each night need just a little something to satisfy this craving. I don’t need a giant bowl of ice cream or an entire package of Oreos, just something small and sweet. Fruit, while it’s sweet just never hits the spot. I’ve tried to retrain my taste buds by giving up all sweets for an entire month. It didn’t do anything, I still crave the sweets. So for the sake of still trying to watch what I’m eating, I decided to make these teeny weeny ice cream sammies.


  • 1 box of reduced fat Nilla Wafers
  • 1 carton of ice cream
  • 1 cookie dough scooper thingamajig

Preparation — Really, do I need to go into detail here …

  • Open the box of Nilla Wafers
  • Open carton of ice cream
  • Remove one Nilla Wafer from the box
  • Using cookie dough scooper thingamajig, scoop ice cream out of container and place on top of one Nilla Wafer
  • Remove a second Nilla Wafer from the box and press down on top of ice cream to create a sammy
  • Repeat steps 3-5 until you have enough sammies
  • Eat sammies
  • Place uneaten sammies in container in the freezer

Additional Comments
You could really use any flavor fro-yo or even sorbet to make these sammies. Roll them in sprinkles, candy, nuts, etc. for a customized flavor. Enjoy!

Lovelies List – 3.9.12

It’s Friday, Friday, Friday ooohhhh! Get excited people! I’m linking up for High Five for Fridays with Lauren from From My Grey Desk.

 1. New to Us Car – We bought a “new” car. a 2003 Dodge Durango. We love this car, so much so that we’ve owned one before and now happily own one again. So happy to get rid of the “soccer mom” Chevy Equinox. Nothing against my soccer mom or Equinox driving friends. 🙂

 2. We are Family –  I’m super excited because I found out that my entire family will be visiting next weekend to celebrate my aunt’s birthday! I can’t wait for everyone to get here!

 3. Act of Valor – Honey and I went this week and saw the new Navy Seal movie, Act of Valor. It’s based on a Navy Seal recruitment video that has been turned in to a full-length feature film starring real Navy Seals and actors. It was pretty good. The stuff they can do is pretty bad ass.

 4.  Sweet Frog – I’m addicted to Sweet Frog self-serve frozen yogurt. My honey treated me to this yummy treat BEFORE dinner! Dessert first, yes please.

 5. Dinner Done — We have this local place called Dinner Done, where you go and prepare your meals (main courses) in advance and then freeze them. It makes life so much easier because I can take something out in the morning and then when I get home from work it’s a quick cook before we are ready to eat. It saves us money because we are able to prepare fresh meals and don’t have to purchase spices and ingredients for just one meal. Plus, the food is really, really good. Do you have something like this in your area?

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Neon & Nude

On Monday I wrote about color blocking and my attempt to add a little of this trend to my wardrobe. I’d describe my personal style as conservative and preppy. I have key colors (black, green, teal and magenta) and pieces (scarves and cardigans) that are standards in my closet. The 80’s neon colors are making their way back into fashion trends this year, which got me thinking, how could I incorporate some of these colors into my wardrobe…and not look like my 12 year old niece. What if I paired the brightness of the neon colors with the subtle nudes?





I recently bought this hot pink dress and thought it might look cute to pair with my nude flats for work. Now I just need the above pictured pink and nude clutch and nail polishes to complete my look.



Do you like the neon & nude look? Will you add any neon colors to your spring/summer wardrobe?