Friday, March 30, 2012

Picture Time

I'm just going to pull some pictures from my camera of the last couple of days and update that way.

There are probably about 10 pictures in a row on my camera of this. Scotty thought it was necessary to take a picture of my bum to show how nice it is. It was taken before we went to dinner with Hannah and Greg while I was making cake balls. Thanks.

My two love muffins cuddling together. SO CUTE

My outfit on my worst skin/hair day I've had in a long time. Keeping it simple and neutral.

Yes, that is a giant cross in our car. We borrowed it a long time ago for our wedding, and we returned it yesterday. (Scotty's driving. You can almost see his cute face! Look at his cute big ears!)

This picture may not mean much to you, but to me it is a glorious reminder of eating Wendy's. Such a privilege!

Well, I know it's not much, but this was my week! Other than that, I cleaned, mourned, and tried to do things for my family during an emotional week.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


I've been sort of disappearing blog-wise for the past little while. We've had some major changes in our house that have really just taken over. Scott's grandpa, Poppa, has been in and out of the hospital for the past couple of months, and yesterday morning he passed away. Although, we are happy he is now in a better place, it has been a very hard time for the whole family, hence, not really blogging.

Prayers for love and peace for the family is greatly appreciated. Thanks In Advance.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Day

Here was my day:
1. Drive sister to the airport. Have fun conversations the whole time.
2. Paint nails. My toes are neon pink and my fingers are light shimmery gray (kind of translucent)
3. Kiss Hubby.
4. Make no-bake cake ball truffles with Hubby.
5. Go to dinner at my cousin's gf's house. She made super yummy chicken and potatoes.
6. Almost fall asleep on the way home. 30 seconds away from our destination (in our development) I spotted a dresser. It is the matching dresser to the one we have in our bedroom right now. It's perfect to complete our set.
7. Struggle to get the dresser into the car in heels. And a skirt. In rain. Then to get it up both sets of stairs.
8. Wipe down dresser and climb into bed to write this lame post.

It was an awesome day. I'm exhausted.

Ps here's the dresser except the top drawer isn't divided into two:
Hope you all had a great Saturday!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A very Happy Day

Today is the first day of Spring, but more importantly, it is Kelly's birthday! Scotty and I made her chocolate covered strawberries to celebrate. I love my sister in law and hope this birthday was awesome for her!
Look at how beautiful she is:
 Her and Jay together :) such a cute couple
(she's all the way to the left. in Greece! Looking gorgeous and tan)
Goofing off at the beach house!

Anyway, Happy birthday, Kelly (again)!!!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Walk in the Park

*Today's post will be picture heavy.*

So many good things to report today! First, Scotty and I got some free quarts of paint at Ace Hardware. Last week and this week (I'm pretty sure two weeks ago, too but we didn't know about it) they were giving away one free quart of paint per person of their new line of paint. We hit up a couple Aces and got ourselves 6 quarts=enough to repaint our bedroom. Yes, we worked the system. Sue me.

After, we visited Scotty's Papa. Each time we get to spend some time with him is a blessing. We're not sure how long he has now, but even hooked up to his wires and tubes he's as sassy as ever! It was nice being able to sit on his patio with him and share some memories together.

Hubby and I had so much fun outside that we continued our day at the park. We just sat and ate some granola bars. We just enjoyed soaking in a little bit of sun while hanging out in the grass.

We had fun. Excuse my weird was windy. And I tried parting it differently today, which it obviously didn't like. I also tried rollers. I don't think they got along.
Anyway...look at my cute, squinty eyes husband! He's seriously adorable. Oh, and he has a horrible time opening his eyes in natural light. Pictures take FOREVER.

Here's a bonus picture of him with a grass stache. Quite debonaire.

These pictures look remarkably good, right? Yeah, it's because we're back to using our old camera, the Canon Powershot. It is kind of like a super star. It makes me want to actually take pictures. These are completely un-edited, too. I seriously love this camera and will never use my other one for pictures again. The other camera is strictly for video now.  (Dear Canon, I am sorry I ever doubted you. I will not cheat on you again. I will just upgrade to an EOS Rebel possibly.)BTW, to prove it's awesomeness, here's a picture in a mirror from across the room at full zoom with only one window open no flash and we were at different spots in the room!:

The rest of our day was peachy. We practiced our Italian, and Scotty did surprise kitten with Cocoa. Here is is...
Hope you have/had a great Saturday!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


I've come to a sad realization. One of my absolute favorite shows is completely depressing. It makes me so happy to watch, but overall it totally depresses me! Why do this to myself?! Yes, it is Grey's Anatomy. I adore my super-dramatic, very naughty, unrealistic show. The thing is, when I see these heart breaking patients who lose their ability to speak in routine brain surgery and give birth to a .8 oz baby I become terrified of these out-landish (yet totally in the realm of possibility) scenarios.

For my own health and peace of mind, I should stop watching my beloved show, but I really just can't bring myself to it. I'm not ready to give it up. Not yet.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Town Gown

Goodnight! After a perfect day, I am so happy to be home, in bed, and watching "The Proposal" on tv with my hubby! It was a long and lovely and oh so relaxing day! We slept in, enjoyed beautiful spring breezes coming through our balcony door and windows, had some much needed alone time, went to our cousin's house, hung out with family, relaxed in their hot tub, and had no agenda! God has blessed us so much, and today was one of those blessings!

Speaking of blessings, Scotty and I have started something awesome. Hubby and I started a little ritual. each night we are writing down two things that made the day great in a little journal. the thing is, we live such a blessed life (I mean anyone who gets to look at his attractive face everyday is blessed!), so this is a great thing we can do together to unwind for the day and remind each other how awesome we are! It also helps us not harp on the negatives.

Reading through our week of blessings so far ^^

Super comfy outfit today:
dress: tbags, shirt: thrifted, bag: street boutique, belt: ae, sunglasses: target
(these were totally taken off of my cell phone because my camera was dead)

I hope everyone else had an awesome day!

Thanks for reading!
Mrs E =]

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Not Even Getting To Me

That's right! Daylight saving's time isn't even getting to me! Because this means it stays light later! Yay for no more hibernation!!
Let me just say, hubby isn't so keen on Daylight Saving's time right now. He is clinging to the sheets this morning (but I can't really blame him...they are Egyptian Cotton).

Yesterday was pretty fab. It started out a little drab. I HAD to clean the house a bit. It was getting ridiculous. Scotty had a mountain of dishes, and I had a pile of stink that had to be washed, dried, and folded, and we both had closets that were more like caves of clothes that had to be sorted and put away properly. And Scotty and I were in a tiff. I said "We have so much to do today!" meaning "We have so much to do today together" and Scotty took it as "We have so much to do today separately let's get started peace out" (so he could also go to the grocery store and get a free pint of paint at Ace Hardware store).

So I had my panties in a bunch, but we worked it out. And went grocery shopping together. And went to Ace Hardware together--and got TWO free pints of paint. TAKE THAT, MARRIED COUPE TIFF!

Afterwards, I impromptu-ly (I know that isn't a word) got together with my sister, Kelly, (who lives literally 3 minutes away walking) and we swapped clothes. It was a total win for me, and hopefully a win for her.
Getting to hang out with her is a total treat because her and Jay are super busy people, and then Emily joined, so it was a DOUBLE treat. Once Jay got home, Scotty came over, too. We all hung out relaxing and laughing together, which was just really nice.
The "party" lead back to our house (with wheelchair tag-team pushing up and down the grassy hill and all) where we finally ate delicious dinner made by the fabulous boys. AND we pulled out rock band, which is Scotty's absolute fave. We caused quite the ruckus--aka stunk at rockband but had a blast!

Long story short, yesterday rocked my socks off! (and why I may or may not be hung-over today)

Family rocks--at least mine does.

Have a cheery Daylight Saving's Time!

Mrs. E!

Friday, March 9, 2012


After my morning spent pondering, Scotty and I went out. He had to get a certain color for one of his art pieces so he went to the art supply store, and right next door is Salvation Army. I tagged along to see if I could do any thrifting.

Here's the thing. Everytime I go shopping, I find way more stuff for Scotty. Today, though, I was able to get both of us button downs, and a sweater. The sweater we are sharing (I love the look of a bf cardi). Our button downs look very similar, but his is (drum roll please) J Crew. I ADORE J Crew, so when I found this relaxed oxford I made Scotty try it on.
Here it is! It's a bit wrinkled so I have to iron it. The photo isn't super detailed, but it's basically white and gray striped. It retails for $65 and I nabbed it for $4! WINNING!!!! haha

I will show my thrifts later on an outfit or something, but I will say I'm very satisfied. We stayed under $15!

Here's what I wore today (please excuse the no make-up, hair not done):

Jacket: H&M (the beloved army jacket I talked about previously), button down: New York & CO, Tshirt: f21, Jeans: super old, shoes: Aldo

I was so glad I was able to find a way to wear this button-down. I got it a while back, and bought it online (I know I know, Victoria, stop buying anything online) and it looked SO DIFFERENT online. I liked it a lot better online, actually. I was scared I would never wear it. Thankfully, though, paired with black and brown and army green, it is a lot less 'little girl' and much more wearable. I dig!!

And here's a random pic I snapped of the hubby!

 Isn't he THE cutest?! i heart him

Mrs. E =]


This morning has been spent pondering. A lot went on yesterday, and I can't help but think about it.

Last night, at the end of the night, I had some friends over to play some games. It was all fun, and it was quite hilarious, but after our first game, my stomach started doing that thing. You know, the thing where it hurts like something's eating you from the inside. No matter how you sit or adjust your snug pants it kind of gnaws at you...yeah I've been pondering it. WHAT IS GNAWING AT ME FROM THE INSIDE?! It makes me pretty crabby and not as fun to be around =/

Another thing of ponder-worth proportion. I wish I lived in the south. As in, somewhere where winters are mild (like the one we had this winter). There really isn't too much holding hubby and I here. We rent, we're not really invested in our jobs, etc. Things in the south are just more our style, weather, and {depending where you are, price range}. The only thing really holding us back is I could never be far away from our {my} family. I like to see my rents about once a week, so I just can't picture not having that luxury. We have such a great support system here. I don't know how other people do it!

Yeah, we are pondering a lot right now!

Thanks for reading,
Mrs. E =]

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Style Thursday!

I've been a bit MIA lately, but this week has just been crazy. But, the past two days have been awesome. The weather has been amazing, I've had time to spend with my hubby, and we've been working on our Italian!

Yesterday I was lucky enough to take a nice long walk with Scotty outside. Afterwards, we sat on the balcony to eat grapes and listen to our Italian cd lesson. Then, I cut my hair. Yeaup, I chopped off my Rapunzel-length hair with some scissors in my bathroom. Haha, I decided that if I was going to cut my hair I had to just do it! I did! I actually am super happy I did because my hair just looks so much healthier, is so much lighter, and easier to style!

Here are some pics of my "after" hair from this morning:

Here's Style Thursday:

Thanks for Reading!
Mrs E =]

Monday, March 5, 2012

Hair Woes

I am having a dilema. I HAVE to cut my hair soon and add back in some layers, take a bit off the ends, and just get my bounce and wave back. The thing is...SHOULD I GET BANGS AGAIN? You know, the side-sweeping, always getting in the way, annoying, but envious bangs?

I was going through my facebook trying to find a picture of me to post with my bangs...but I can't find any in the past year! That means They were in that awkward growing out phase or pinned back in every picture for the past year. Which means I must have hated them? The thing is, I think I hated them. I think I always pushed them into the rest of my hair. But I wish I didn't. I wish I loved them and styled them and looked BANGIN with them!

These are the only good pics I could find where my bangs looked ok:

I do NOT want my hair short again, and I do NOT want my bangs to be something that I try to grow out for the next year!

This is what I want bangs/hair to look like:
I think the best decision is to ask you guys! What do you think?! Bangs? No bangs? Am I setting myself up for disaster?
As for now, I'm not going to get bangs. I will hopefully be cutting my hair tomorrow, but I'll leave the bangs debate up for awhile!

Thanks for reading,
Mrs. E =]

Friday, March 2, 2012

Remember that Photoshoot?

First of all, I did not do Style Thursday yesterday. I was so busy, and then I came home and immediately changed into comfy sweats. Hopefully I can tell you guys more about my business later!

Remember that photoshoot I mentioned my BIL, Jay, did with our kittens after we got Cocoa? He put them up yesterday night, and they look AWESOME. It happened at around 10:30 the night after we got her, so we had to use artificial lighting, but they still look good! (Have I ever mentioned how much Scotty and I love living 3 min away from family? Jay and Kelly live closer in walking distance than driving.)

Here are the pics!

 ^This one is my second favorite! You can see how tiny she is (even compared to my rings)!

 ^^ This one is my FAVORITE!

^We had to include Banana in the photoshoot! She had a lot of fun with our props =]

Thanks for Reading,
Mrs. E =]