Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Confessions 1/28

Good Morning Everyone and Welcome to Confession Day!

Today I confess:

That I totally enlisted my Mom and Brother to help me overhaul the finished portion of my basement and also help me totally redo my bedroom. It was totally worth it because now both rooms look AMAZING!

I confess that after setting up my vanity area and my mom gave me the go ahead to get a new setup I immediately started searching Pinterest for ideas. I love the little vanity that she gave me years ago but this makeup junkie needs more storage....

I confess that while we were working our little booties off I had put a roast in the oven and by the time Bobby got home it was done and falling off the bone. IT WAS SO GOOD.

I confess that I will be doing a post next week about my new vacuum. Steph if you are reading this....THANK YOU!!!!!!

I confess that I have lived here for nearly four years and never put up curtains in my bedroom....Thanks Mom.

That's it for me this week be sure to join the linkups and 'fess up!!!
Making Melissa

#Hashtaghumpday @ Life with Lolo

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

So True Tuesday....

Good Morning Everyone, 

Apologies for no post yesterday. I thought I had one scheduled but apparently I didn't. Then the day got busy and I never got a chance to sit at the computer and write one out! 

Same thing nearly happened this morning but I have a little time while Kyra is eating her breakfast. 

Today I thought I would pay tribute to Brianne and steal borrow her normal Tuesday post. 

1. Because it looked like a lot of fun. 

2. Because I apparently didn't schedule any posts for yesterday or today and am unable to be clever this morning. 

So here we have....So True Tuesday.....

Weight loss


 Our kind of camping!

 Sounds about like my life right now...i really need to find the strength to change this.

 LOL! Don't keep asking me if I'm mad until I get mad and then say "See, you're mad!" Because I will stab you.. Funny E-Cards - Clicky Pix

 When someone yells 'STOP', I never know if it's Hammertime or if I should collaborate and listen...

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Favorites 1/23

Good Morning Everyone and Happy Friday!

Apologies that this is going up a little late this morning. Kyra and I decided to sleep in because she was pretty restless most of the night. I think we might be entering the era of nightmares...not sure but she woke up whimpering a few times and had to be comforted back to sleep. However she is fine this morning and back to dancing around my living room!

Here's the favorites for the week: 

Fashion Favorites

Plum Knee High Leather Boots by Gypsy Dharma I want!!!
These boots....ugh #mightyneed

Purple Dress Coat Big Sweep Women Wool Winter Coat Long Jacket Tunic / Fast Shipping - NC419 on Etsy, $229.99
No idea where I would wear this....maybe just around my house...but look so twirly!!

I must have these

Steampunk Gent.
Yeah it's a guy's fashion...but seriously....I miss the days that guys dressed up...jeans are not dress up

Beauty Favorites


Love this but I would probably end up looking like a panda before long....

♥ old Hollywood glamour. Excellent hair and makeup style.
Classic Glam is my Favorite

How to Apply Top Eyeliner
I will forever be in search of the perfect cat eye

Nerdy Girl Favorites

Harry Potter Ring Sterling Silver Jewelry
Need this in my life

This would be SO awesome to have! John would probably laugh,..
Where can I get one? I don't care if it doesn't open a thing...I WANT IT.

If i meet a woman wearing this, i may may her: The Lord of the Rings: The Hobbit Inspired Skirt
I think I need this for Comic Con don't you?

I love these collar clips! Theyre like wearing a necklace but a little more fun and unexpected. such a great detail. This clip is made from two
I don't know why but I love this so not my normal style but...PINK UNICORNS

Favorite Funnies
COFFEE A Warm Delicious Alternative To Hating Everybody Every Morning Forever Sign 12x12...haha love it

 Before calling me, ask yourself "Is this textable?" <-------THIS.

 Pinterest and Me...

 Sarcasm and Wine quotes quote girly quotes funny quotes humor instagram quotes


Have a great weekend Everyone! Don't Forget to linkup!!! 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Life Stories

Good Morning Everyone,

Today in honor-ish of Throw Back Thursday I am going to be posting a few of my "Lifestories". I got the idea from Mama's Losin It blog and honestly I thought it was just hilariously awesome. 

Basically these are stories that get told every time you get together with a group of people. Everyone has them and you laugh about them even though you have heard them a million times. Also they are usually stories that embarrass you and you wish would die but you know they never will so you laugh anyhow. 

So I give you:

1) When we were younger I pushed my brother (Named Bear here on the blog) off the couch and he broke his collar bone.

2) While at the Ripley's Believe it or Not museum there was a room with mirrored walls and ceiling. There were little twinkle lights in it and basically it looked as if there was no bottom, as if you were looking out into space. Bear asked if there was a floor. I said I didn't know but we could find out...and I pushed him in. My parents were horrified. There was a floor and he only fell a couple inches but still....horrifying.

3) Bear got in trouble with his grades and he was arguing with my mom about it and she got so mad she threw a fork and it hit the table and stuck! Hilarious for me and my youngest brother but to this day Bear teases her about it.

4) Bear (man a lot of these stories are about him aren't they?) was a pretty mouthy child and he made me mad at one point when I was babysitting. He insists on telling everyone he was afraid for his life as I attacked him with "Gorilla Arms". 

5) Youngest brother yells "I can't breathe! Mom make him stop!" Mom yells at Bear. Bear yells back "I'm not even in the same room as him!" He wasn't in the same room and youngest brother was in the same room as Mom she was just busy and he thought he would see if he could get away with it.

So those are a few of our Family Lifestories....and I sound really mean and my brother Bear is apparently involved in all of these....also the youngest is a trouble maker.....don't we sound like fun? 

What are some of the stories that you all tell? Let me hear 'em! 

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Confessions 1/21

Good Morning Everyone,

Time for Confession!!!

I confess that I had no idea how to "close" an app on my phone. It kept locking up and the battery was draining a I went and looked up the problem and it said I probably had too many apps open and showed me how to close them...apparently hitting the HOME button is not the same as closing the apps....Fail. 

I confess that I am totally freaked out by the prospect of having to clean out the wisdom tooth area with a syringe full of water. Seriously it bothers me there is a hole in my mouth and that I have to stick something that resembles a needle (only not really at all) in my mouth. Just Ick.

I confess that my brother and I have watched about 40 episodes of Will Wheaton's Tabletop on YouTube in two days...


I confess that while I am pretty much over the Red Velvet trend....these cookies are the bombdotcom.

I confess that I am THRILLED to be going to ALL THREE DAYS of Planet Comicon this year!

So that's it for the week, I know it's pretty short but honestly it has been a pretty quiet week this week and I'm really just enjoying getting my house back in order and being pain/wisdom tooth free!

Don't Forget to Linkup!

#Hashtaghumpday @ Life with Lolo
Making Melissa

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Favorite Apps for the iPad

Good Morning Everyone,


Today I am bringing you my top 5 favorite apps for the iPad! (Psst...They are all FREE!)

I really love seeing these type posts and seeing what other apps people are using for two reasons:

1. New apps to find and download!

2. I'm nosy.


These apps are ones that I use if not on a daily basis then at least on a weekly one!

1. YouTube- Seriously I use this EVERYDAY. I have a Chromecast and I stream videos pretty much all the time. Love it. 

2. Audible- I've I'm not watching then I am listening! I love having an Audible account. I listen to books every night as I go to sleep and Audible has THE BEST selection of audio books. I love that I can choose certain books from my library and listen to them and then take them off the iPad to add other ones from my library! 

3. Overdrive- Now not every library offers this but you should immediately check to see if yours does! This app allows you to download audio books and ebooks FOR FREE from your local library! If you have a library card then you are good to go! You can also place items on hold and they will email you when they are ready to be downloaded! I love that the library is expanding into this area because honestly libraries and free books are the best thing ever!! 

4. Flutter- Okay this is a game. It is a highly addictive game in my opinion, even if my husband thinks I am crazy for liking it. Basically you raise butterflies for your own little Amazon rainforest. Ever so often a new set of butterflies becomes available and you only have a set number of days to catch them. Butterflies have abilities and there are pretty flowers and....yeah addictive. 

5. Pinterest- This one is obvious but honestly the iPad is the place that I use this the most. I love the ease of the app and love that it is portable for any time that I am bored or if the Kyra has fallen asleep on me and I can't get up and move around! Love you Pinterest! 

So what are your top 5 apps? Am I missing out on something??

Happy Tuesday Everyone! 

Monday, January 19, 2015


Good Morning Everyone,

Apologies for the radio silence the past few days. I've been a little down and out due to having a wisdom tooth pulled last Tuesday. The Friday beforehand I had nearly been in tears from the pain of it so on Tuesday I got that sucker taken out! 

This image accurately shows EXACTLY what my Wisdom Tooth was doing. EVIL.

Well after the pulling of the tooth I spent three days at my parents' place while I looked like a deranged chipmunk but all in all it was pretty enjoyable as they kept Kyra happy and I chilled out on the couch. 

Also my mom and I binge watched three and a half seasons of Downton Abbey. 

I had seen the first three seasons but my Mom had not seen a single episode. She picked up four seasons on Black Friday for like super cheap and we decided to start watching them. As I predicted she loved them just as much as I did! We only got about three episodes into Season Four and while I could go ahead and watch them on Hulu it was WAY more fun to watch with my Mom. Especially since my husband thinks the show is slow which I just cannot understand. How is it slow? I feel like I'm on the edge of my seat all the time! 

My favorite is the Dowager Countess.

Then Friday happened. On Friday my horse Shay crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He was an old horse, I had had him since I was 12 or 13 and he had been in his teens back then. He hadn't been looking well for awhile and Friday he finally found his peace. The truly touching and heartbreaking thing is our horse PJ wouldn't leave his side until he was laid to rest. PJ is truly heartbroken over losing his friend and I am heartbroken seeing him so sad. We will be keeping an eye on him closely to make sure he is okay. We will all miss Shay very very much.

The rest of the weekend was honestly just a blur of house cleaning and lots and lots of this song: 

This is Kyra's favorite right now and she demands "DANCE! PEES!!" and that is my cue to start playing it over again. She then dances around joyfully. (Also PEES means PLEASE just so you know) It is probably one of the cutest things ever and honestly has made the weekend better. 

So that is what has been up with me, I will be catching up on blogs today and working on future posts! I hope you all have a Happy Monday!