Monday, December 26, 2011

{Instagram Christmas}

A tank with frogs and fish for my brother

my dad with the gift I got him.

My husband with his baby...Adio the cat.

playing swing with their 2nd cousin

Mama & Tommaso

Orr family on Christmas morning

Penguin appetizers. yum.

I think he liked it!
all set for dinner.
Traditional British Christmas Crackers..silly hats included :]

I hope everyone had the best holiday!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

{Start to Finish}

It's done! Construction on our very first home started in September 2011 and is now complete in December. It seems so crazy that a house can be built in just a matter of months. The process has been filled with excitement and nerves.  There has been a lot of paperwork, a lot of signatures, a lot of waiting, and still more paperwork ahead, but looking at the progress makes it all so worth it.  Here is a peek at how our new home came to be.

Night Lovelies!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

{modern stories}

I am absolutely obsessed at the moment with the show "Once Upon a Time" on ABC.  Waiting a whole week to find out what happens next is absolute torture.  I'll accept the bad special effects, it still has me biting my nails for whats to come.  I've been seeing a lot of outfit postings on Pinterest of fairy tale inspired clothing, and I absolutely love trying to figure out what characters in the show are what fairy tales by little hints they drop in clothing and accessories.  So here is a little stab at things anyone could wear to evoke a little story telling.

Friday, December 2, 2011


Our apartment notice is in: we are finally in transition mode! The next couple weeks are going to be full of organizing all of our extra stuff, so that it is all ready to be driven off to the new house.  I imagine it now to be this neatly organized process, but I'm sure it may be a mad scramble.  With work, Christmas, and cleaning the apartment after it is empty we have quite the work load.  It is so worth it though! It's starting to become real.  Seeing the house in almost its complete state, writing out our last ever rent's amazing!  The paperwork and loan stuff has been such a headache but that first night in our very own home will make it seem like some distant blur of a memory.  The holidays this year won't be as eventful but bring on the new year! I am so ready! The hubby and I used up our vacation hours for the first week of January. All we have to do is get through this last month.  I don't like asking Santa for much at Christmas time because giving gifts is my favorite part, but with such a big move I would be more than appreciative to Santa for a couple of these...

Any bit helps right? :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I think my husband and I spread ourselves a little thin this weekend, but man was it a blast! We bought our very first appliances.  Most were included with the house except the fridge.  It was really exciting to pick everything out and order it. You feel so grown up when you have to do stuff like that...or at least we do.  It's pretty funny.  We got snow in the mountains, so our friends decided it was perfect time for a Jeep run.  We took 4 Jeeps up and made a fire.  This was my first snow run and it was a lot of fun! I want to do it again really soon.  Our friends Adam and Mindy were also kind enough to let us shoot some of their guns, which was my favorite part.  It was my first time shooting a 9MM hand gun.  So awesome! I'm not a fan of killing animals, but love to shoot into the mountains and would really love to do some target shooting.  It's so neat. 

my hubby makes me laugh like no other

the work group :)
That same evening we got all dolled up in our best 80's fashion.  Our co-worker had a band performance at a Karaoke bar they frequent.  They cover songs from the 80's so the bar held a costume contest. A large group of people from work came out, and it was a great time.  We normally don't go out on the town like that but it was an entertaining night and the band was amazing. Everyone's costumes were so good!  After this weekend we are going to be in no short supply of other busy weekends.  The house is coming along really fast.  We are going to start packing up and moving out! I can't believe how fast a house can be built.  From the first picture we took of our empty lot to a complete structure with cabinets going in within 2 months! I can't wait to share the progress through the pictures we've taken every week. 
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

{Leopard Nails Tutorial}

Start with a solid color base. I used OPI's 'Chocolate Moose', to create a neutral color scheme.
Add random dots of a brighter or metallic color complimentary to your base shade. I used a Gold Metallic OPI shade so it would stand out from the matte base color.

Now step #3 really takes a steady hand but it's worth it!  Take a black color, I used a cheap halloween black I found in my polish box, and make open ended circles around your spots.  The more uneven your lines are the better! Add some small dots of black to fill in blank spaces to complete the print.

Lastly, coat with a clear top coat like China Glaze 'Fast Forward' to set the design.

A pink and black color scheme would look amazing with this! Give it a try! :]

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

{Wishing:Rockabilly edition}

Totally bought these!

Super amazing Sailor Jerrys Hoodie

so chic!
Available for limited time at Kohl's

Rockalily Lipstick in Sailors Beware
Ree Ree Rockette is an awesome entrepreneur and blogger.  She has a line of rockabilly lipstick out of the UK. Check out her blog & lipstick line (plus limited edition shades like Sailors Beware) Here.  She often posts her daily outfits which is my favorite part of the blog.  Speaking of, I'm gonna head off and check out today's post. :) Night Lovelies.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

{Tutorial Try Out}

Evening Lovelies, today was a wonderful day playing hooky from work. ;) I got lots of great shopping and errand running done. I even had time to do a craft project and try out a small hair tutorial.  I get so excited on days when I can actually wear makeup and do my hair. This whole not working thing is awesome, lol, if only I didn't have to go back tomorrow...or make a pay check. Anyways, I saw this post on Pinterest and thought it was so pretty. 

All you do is pick out a cute elastic headband, and tuck your hair loosely into the back portion.  I used some bobby pins just so my layers wouldn't decide to stick out.  Give it a try!

Friday, November 4, 2011

{Friday I'm in Love}

Happy Friday! :) I don't work on Fridays so even more room to love them.  The Mr. and I slept in to an ungodly hour but it felt so good. We did unfortunately wake up to clouds, rain, and more dark clouds.  We spent the day vegging and coupon clipping lol.  In the spirit of Friday here are some things I am currently "Loving". :)
School of Hard Rocks...such an awesome color

I can't wait for season 2 and I'm not even done catching up with season 1. I'm watching another episode tonight :)

Just got this in the mail from Amazon yesterday, already loving it.

Addicted, are you?

Salted Caramel Mocha in a red cup...yummm

Anyway, enough ramblings...Sherlock is calling. Night Lovelies!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

{All Hallows' Eve}

I hope all you lovelies had an awesome/safe Halloween! The Mr. and I had no dress up fun this year,(lame for Halloween being on a Monday and all) but we did get to have a little fun. 
The weekend before Halloween we watched some Duck football from the 50 yard line! Totally a last minute invite, so glad we woke up to that phone call.  We also took my younger bro to see 'The 3 Musketeers'.  We then had a little "Caramel Apple" party and watched the old 'The 3 Musketeers', cause lets face it, the new one is horrid! The old one will always be "winning". ;)  The apples looked good for about 5 min, then the goods kinda slid off! But hey, it was too fun not to try. Next year we should probably look up a recipe. Here are a few snaps

Halloween at our house went a little like this