Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Engagement Photos!

Below is a sneak peak of our engagement photos.  Amy did a FANTASTIC job!  As I stated in a previous post, these were taken at SMU, the Stockyards, and TCU.

I was very giggly that day!  John kept whispering funny things and making ZZZZ noises in my ear.  

I have no idea what is happening here, but John's face cracks me up!

I'm not a fan of the last photo in this series, but it is funny so I posted it anyway.  I did not see that John was giving my TCU shirt a thumbs down.  It all went so fast that I did not have a chance to make a cute face in the last photo. 

This is one of my favorites.  This was taken inside Dallas Hall at SMU.

Standing on the edge of Frog Fountain

IN Frog Fountain!  LOVE this one!

I'm a really good jumper so I had to do a jumping photo

The End...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Grandpa's Garden

I was looking through old photos on my camera and came across pictures I took of my Grandpa's yard and garden I took a few years ago.  I spent a lot of my childhood playing in the backyard, but never appreciated how beautiful it is until I was older.

Front yard and front of the house.  I wish my grass was this green!

I love the M on the front door!

Garden - I loved picking (and eating) raspberries when I was little.  Probably the reason they are one of my favorite foods.

So Charming

Every inch of the yard is PERFECT!

Growing up, I loved to swing from the clothesline

If only we could get our yard to look this beautiful.  Maybe we need to get some tips from my grandpa. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Oh, How Pinteresting!!!

Pinterest has seriously changed my life, so this post focuses on pins I have used (and love).

Elf is my FAVORITE Christmas movie so I ordered this on Etsy last week.  I cannot wait to get it in the mail!
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Homemade Butterfingers!  They are SOOOO easy.  1 pound bag of candy corn and 1 jar of peanut butter (I used Peter Pan because they is what the recipe suggested).  Melt everything on the stove (the recipe said microwave, but I thought the stove was easier).  Pour into a small lined baking dish and let cool.  Cut into desired size and cover with chocolate.  I used Wilton Candy Melts in Light Cocoa that I bought at Michael's - Thanks Mom for the chocolate suggestion.  I did melt the chocolate in the microwave, it was much easier than the stove.  Not only are these super easy, they actually taste like butterfingers!
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I happened to have everything to make these.  We don't have kids so I know this was a strange thing to make, but they were delicious!
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I made this a while back for a dinner party we had.  I don't use it like the picture, I just use it as a cute dry erase board and occasionally use it to write "Tonight's Menu"
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I bought a case of disposable wedding cameras on a Groupon-type wedding website.  I know it is cheesy, but I thought it would be fun.  I made a version of this to go along with the cameras. 
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I pinned this to my wedding board.  My friend Jessica has an amazing Etsy site.  She will be making almost all of my wedding accessories (veil, hair accessories, and bracelet).  You can get to her shop here.
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Of course I had to pin and post one of my items from my Etsy shop.  This is very similar to a sash I just shipped out to a bride to be.  You can find this sash here
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Essie Matte About You top coat.  I am not a fan of the nails in the photo, but the top coat is fun.  I have only used it a few times, but it is a fun change to make any nail color matte.
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It is officially scarf season...some days.  Unfortunately, it is still kind of warm in Texas.
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This just makes me smile and pretty much sums me up.
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