seriously.. a dream come true

my friend posted this and i thought it was so cute that i had to too. the first time i watched this, i started to cry because i was just so excited for her.

after watching, nick said..
"that is why we cannot have girls! she should be happy!"
nick doesn't understand tears of joy i guess.. haha

"i'm the second nicki minaj!"

this girl is so good! and plus, i love ellen and anyone who can rock the bright colored hair :)


my cute friend jordan found this bracelet blog via pinterest.

she made one and i thought they were so cute so i asked her to teach me..
here's how mine turned out.

i made a few other ones too so i could mix it up.
find the blog to the video of how to make them here.
(sorry for the bad pictures. i have a dinosaur camera) :)

booOooOoOOo!! BOOO!! or boo

so i thought it'd be fun to start the phantom ghost around our apartment complex.
you should start it in your neighborhood too.
i found the printable here and told nick about it.
he wasn't nearly as excited as i was.
he looked at it and said "you've been booed? is that like booOooOOo (scary), or BOOO!! (like you don't agree with the ref), or like you're my boo?"
seriously?? ha ha
he was only excited about eating the treats that i was going to make.
go figure.
however, then i told him about having to leave it, ring, and run..
he is such a little kid cause he said he'd help with that.
well, that night i made these (yep, found them on pinterest) for a little halloween treat to take around.
about half-way in, i thought i was going to be throwing them away..
so if you make them, don't give up! they'll turn out great and even taste better than they look.

i purposely didn't post the original picture next to mine...
i would suggest making them though - great fall treat!

germs are scary

just a cute halloween gift for friends, family, neightbors, visiting teachers, ect.
here's what mine look like..

go here to print off the cute "germs are scary" tag.
you will love their blog if you don't already follow it.
and hurry into bath and body works - the soaps are 50% off right now.

ketchup and mustard

while nick was in greece (for way too long might i add), i went up to my cabin over the weekend with my family. this lovely piece of work has been in our room up there and every time i go, i can only think of ketchup and mustard when i look at it. i guess there used to be two chests of drawers, one red - one yellow. i think someone thought it'd be funny to mix them up i guess and we got stuck with this..

while i was up there, i thought i could help it out a touch. after a few ski runs, laying out and relaxing, i decided to top it off with a project :) perfect summer day if only my husband was there. here is the finishing product - not anything fabulous, but definitely looks better.
so easy! some sand paper, white spray paint, deep ocean acrylic paint, and a finish clear coat.
sorry about the clutter on top, i still need to decorate the room.

diy pedicure

i have only been to get a pedicure once. my feet are so dang ticklish that it almost impossible for the cute ladies to actually do the pedicure. so, if your feet are anything like mine, or would like a pedicure while sitting on a lawn chair at the beach, or if you simply don't want to spend the money.. 
this is for you!
originally, my mom got this pedicure recipe from studio 5 and i got it from her. however, i have changed it a bit and feel weird calling it a recipe when it's for your feet, so we're going to call it a pedicure mixture.
this is all you need. 


1 bucket
warm water
epsom Salt
borax (i can only find this at walmart - by the laundry detergent)
baby oil


fill your foot spa/bucket with comfortably warm water. soak feet in warm water for 5 minutes.  add 1/2 cup epsom salt and 1/4 cup borax. stir around with feet and soak for another 5 minutes.  while soaking, put 1 cup of epsom salt in a zip-lock bag and add baby oil (enough to mix in with all the salts).  then scrub feet with the baby oil and salt mixture, leave on feet for 1-2 minutes, then wash off in bucket.  dry feet.

you may add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, such as sandalwood, chamomile, lavender, or peppermint.  for a truly exotic soak, float some fresh cut flower heads in the water.