Monday, March 28, 2011

Just some recent iPhone photos

Can you tell I love being a mom? :)


 As you can tell, Olivia sleeps a lot. Haha.


 Playing in front of the door.


 Finally got around to hanging up more pictures!


 Olivia looooves meatballs.


 Sleepy baby.


 Again with the sleeping ;)


The newest page I added to Olivia's scrapbook.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wedding Ideas

These are by no means definites, just some pictures that I like :)

 I absolutely love this! Of course, my hair is no where near this long, so if I choose a hairstyle like this, I'll definitely have to look into extentions. 


 Just smaller :)










Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Home Life

Home Life- John Mayer

I think I'm gonna stay home
Have myself a home life
Sitting in the slow-mo
And listening to the daylight
I am not a nomad
I am not a rocket man
I was born a house cat
By the sleight of my mother's hand

I think I'm gonna stay home

I want to live in the center of a circle
I want to live on the side of a square
I used to be in my M-too scene
You'll never find me cause my name isn't there

Home life
Been holding out for a home life
My whole life

I want to see the end game
I want to learn her last name
Finish on a Friday
And sit in traffic on the highway
See, I refuse to believe
That my life's gonna be
Just some string of incompletes
Never to lead me to anything remotely close to home life

Been holding out for a home life
My whole life

I can tell you this much
I will marry just once
And if it doesn't work out
Give her half of my stuff
It's fine with me
We said eternity
And I will go to my grave
With the life that I gave
Not just some melody line
On a radio wave
It dissipates
And soon evaporates
But home life doesn't change

I want to live in the center of a circle
I want to live on the side of a square
I'd love to walk to where we both can talk but
I've got to leave you cause my ride is here

Home life
You take the home life
You keep the home life
I'll come back for the home life
I promise

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Never wear white shoes to work.

Last week I had a little episode at work and practically spilled a whole bowl of color on my 3 week old white TOMS.

At 44 bucks, I couldn't just bring myself to throw them away. I tried bleaching them. It got out some of the color, but there was still an ugly tan stain across the shoe. So, I went to Walmart, found some dye, and came home to give it a try.


The right shoe is still a little darker than the left, but heck, I'm happy. I had purchased red dye and they're more of an orange, but they shrank a bit from washing in hot water, so I didn't want to risk trying to get them a darker red.

Anyway, lessoned learned. When you're a hair stylist, never wear white shoes to work.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

More scrapbooking!

Here are a few pages I completed today.


This is us at Luis's niece's 15th birthday.



Olivia's first 4th of July.


First beach trip.





Yay for scrapbooking!


Scrapbooking is something I've always wanted to do. Honestly, I never really considered myself creative enough. Well, last night I started and knocked out over half of Olivia's book for the first year. (I'm going to do one scrapbook for every year.)

Sorry about the light reflecting in some of the pictures. Luis took off with the good camera today, so all I had was my phone.

This is the cover.




Her ultrasound picture. This is when we found out we were having a girl :)



Left: Luis and I during my pregnancy. Right: First page from Olivia's birth.


Left: Second page of Olivia's birth. Right: Our first Thanksgiving as a family.


Christmas.


Picture from Olivia's first trip to the zoo.


Left: Olivia's first time at a parade. Right: Pumpkin Patch.


First Halloween.



I have 9 pages left and can't wait to finish them! I'm ready to start her 1 Year scrapbook and get up to date with everything.




Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Recipe

Ok, let me start off by saying I LOVE MY CROCKPOT. Seriously. It's the best invention ever for those with a busy schedule and not much of a cooking ability. I use mine almost every night and I've been googling recipes. We tried this one last night and loved it so much I just had to share.

Pork Chops and Potatoes

Ingredients:
  • 4-6 boneless pork chops
  • 1/4 cup flour seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 jar of Alfredo sauce
  • 3 large baking potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cut green beans
Coat the chops with flour mixture. Heat oil and brown pork chops on both sides. Spray crockpot sides with cooking spray. Place potatoes in, lightly sprinkling with salt and pepper. Place green beans on top of potatoes. Transfer browned chops to crockpot. Pour alfredo sauce all over. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Enjoy!