Monday, April 7, 2014

Mini Dirt Bikers

Here's what my kids have been up to lately.

If you're faint at heart, don't look.


Seriously, you may need to hold your breath.

My kids are into some hardcore dirt bike riding.  

Yea, that's my 4 year old daughter riding, er, jumping a hill.

Let the panic set in.

And there's my 7 year old getting some air. 

They love it though.  And no, I'm not ashamed to say that they could totally out ride me any day.  I can hardly ride in a straight line haha

My husband just finished building a track out back, so they are out just about every day.  I'm loving that my kids enjoy being outside more then they do in.

What do you kids like to do for fun?  Are they into any outdoor activities like this?

Friday, April 4, 2014

Manicure Friday

Surely you'd think this post would be done on Monday, Manicure Monday.  Just has a better ring to it, doesn't it?

Ah, oh well!  I can mix it up a bit, right?

I'm not sure about any of you, but last year I started painting my fingernails.  A lot.  I went crazy buying polish, and still do.

I remember my mom use to always want me to paint my nails - it was lady like. Of course, I didn't have time for it then.  Now, I do.  Weird how things work out like that, huh?  You know, all those things your parents tell you growing up, you think it'll never happen to you...then it does?  Yep.  Weird.

Anyways, I thought I'd share some of my favorite Spring time polishes from last year.

Aren't they pretty?  I love just a red nail.  I think it's sophisticated.  

Here's what I currently have on my nails.

A simple, pale pink.  I'm not particularly thrilled with Zoya polishes, I feel like I have to put 5 coats on in order to get the color I like.  But, whatever.  


I decided to spruce the color up with this

Ah.  Much better!  I love Essie polishes and the colors they have.  It doesn't seem to last as long as some others I have, but it does the job.  

Oh, and while trying to find a color to use, I found this...

Dun, Dun, Dun.  

How upsetting.  I love this color too! 

Thursday, March 27, 2014!

Ha, it's been a while hasn't it?  I'm not saying I'm back, but I'm not saying I won't be back. For now, I am here.

Here's some of what we've been up to.


Why yes, I did get a new camera :-)  About time, right?

I'd say I'll be blogging on a regular basis, but I can't hold myself to that.  I have enough going on, and adding blogging even part time would probably make me go bat-shit crazy.  

Honestly, I'd L.O.V.E. to be back blogging, going to conventions, and expos.  But the truth is, it is a lot of work.  I

Friday, November 1, 2013

Lovin' Ipsy!

Have you heard of Ipsy? If not, here's what you need to know!  

Ipsy is a monthly subscription that cost you $10.  You get a few products to try out each month, some are even full sized!!  I've definitely gotten some products I WILL be buying more of!  Some popular brands I've received, Buxom, NYX, Zoya, Be A Bombshell Cosmetics, Sexy Hair, and more! 

Here was October's Ipsy Bag.  I've been wanting to try a Buxom product for a while after watching the guru's on Youtube; I finally got to!  Thank you Ipsy!  

If you're interested in signing up, just visit their website, Ipsy and get on the waiting list!  I didn't have to wait long, at all, maybe a month.  I'm really loving these monthly subscriptions!  There are more floating around, I just can't decide which one's to sign up for! 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A Child's Innocence is Sweet!

The kids and I went to a local farm for a day of fall fun!  I snapped a couple pictures in hopes of getting some good enough to hang!  I think I got a couple, but will surely try to get more before deciding.  Hoping to get some good one's to send to family for Christmas cards.  Ouch!  Did I really say Christmas?  Is it seriously that time of year again?!

This bottom one is my favorite!  Just everything about it!  Of course I love them all though!  

Monday, October 21, 2013

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

 Made my first homemade chicken noodle soup!  And, it was ah-mazing!  Of course, I made it in my crock pot, something I've grown to use so much over the last year. 

Seriously, if you have one and you haven't used it, you are so missing out.  And well, if you don't have one..I'm sorry!  No really, go get you one, there like $20 at Walmart.

The meat you cook using your crock pot is literally, fall off the bone good!  Check out that whole check in the picture below.  Yes, that my friends is a WHOLE chicken, of which the bones just fell out.  I had to have my husband help take it out because it was that tender.


Anyways, I know I got this recipe off of Pinterest, from Sugarcrafter.  I should of listened and used more chicken broth.  But I didn't and it wasn't as soupy as I'd like.  I will definitely be making this again and I'll know to add more broth next time. 

Here's the recipe I used:

Whole chicken (got mine at Target, on sale)
Carrots, however many you'd like
Celery stalks
Chicken broth - I only used the carton, I think it was 36oz
Egg noodles
Seasonings, I actually had the 2 she used, Oregano & Thyme.  

Throw your veggies together, then put your chicken on top.  Sprinkle seasonings on top and fill your crockpot with chicken broth.  Once your chicken is cooked, remove it from the crockpot and pull the chicken off the bones.  Put your 'shredded' chicken back in the crockpot.  Somewhere between pulling the chicken out and shredding it, you'll want to get your pot of noodles cooking.  Once your noodles are cooked, put those in the crockpot too.  Stir, and viola!  You're finished! 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Luminary Halloween Jars

I've had my eye on these Halloween Luminary Jars for a while.  After seeing them all over Pinterest and Instagram, I knew I had to get down to work!  
I had one and the kids each had their own to decorate.  It really was an easy project and they go well with our Halloween decor tray.  

You'll need:
Jars - any shape or size you'd like
Mod Podge (this stuff is Ah-mazing!)
Orange tissue paper
Black cardstock - I only had construction paper, it worked fine

Cut your tissue paper into strips.  Approximately 2" wide.  You can let your kids cut the strips if you want!

Apply Mod Podge to your jar and then place a strip of tissue paper right on top.  I like to smooth the paper out with another layer of Mod Podge. 


You can apply 2 - 3 layers of tissue, before your last layer of Mod Podge dries, put your 'pumpkin face' on and slather on another layer.  

Now, go out and get some of those battery operated tea lights and put you one in each of your jars!