Thursday, August 30, 2012

Crazy Busy

I am back, I meant to post earlier, however my day got away from me today! I must be slower in my new old age... haha!

So let me break down what I have been up to lately:

Tuesday I ended up trying the Lazy Cake Cookies. Super easy to make, found it on Pinterest and gave it a go!

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Super easy to make:
1 box of yellow or white cake mix, 2 eggs beaten, 5T melted butter, 2C chocolate chips. Mix together and bake in 9X13 pan on 350 for 20 min.
 
So I gave it a go and wasn't sure what to expect... is it cake or cookies?
 
 
I didn't have any chocolate chips, so I used Skor Bits and White Chocolate Chips
 
My birthday went well on Wednesday, pretty laid back, that is for sure. I worked and then played ball! I was happy with the turn out this week! I had 14 players! Seems like a lot I know, but I didn't have to worry about being short like the week before and maybe just maybe it showed people to be committed! And we won!!
 
This morning we were woke up at 5 AM by coyotes. Gracie and Lily were not impressed! We are not sure where they were, but they were closer than usual. By 9 AM, I was up and off to my sisters by 10:00! Got to hang out with this little lady:
 
 
and see this little man when he woke up:
 
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He gave me a smile, but I caught it upside down:
 
 
My sister made me a fantastic necklace for me to wear to the wedding tomorrow... more on how it turned out tomorrow hopefully!
 
I decided I better get gas and found a stellar deal! $1.20 gas!! I know that may not seem cheap, but that my friends was 10 cents off! Then I stopped my the farm and had a visit with M's Mom and Aunt.
 
I came home and placed my very first Scentsy Order!! I was very happy with how it turned out! Big thanks to all those who have supported me on this new venture!
 
This evening we had my birthday dinner at the farm! It was great!
 
M and I headed back into town so he could get an outfit to wear to the wedding! I love what he picked! I ended up getting a cardigan for $5 and some seam-free gitch! Thank you Mark's Work Wear House! I also popped into Payless to see if that had some cute strappy sandals to wear to the wedding and just my luck- I ended up getting 2 pairs - 1 pair of sandals and a pair of Tom look-a-likes! Plus I had a coupon for $15 off! Score!!
 
See I have been busy! What can I say!!
 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Christmas In August!?


Today has totally felt like Christmas in our household! Actually everyday this week has felt like Christmas!

My mail box has been busy!

Yesterday
 - got M's Christmas present in
                 - got my Old Navy order

Today
 - got my new wireless printer
            - my scentsy starter pack FINALLY came in!  This box alone was filled with excitement to smell all the new smells and get some new product and supplies!!

 
What else is new? Tomorrow I become another year older, although if you ask my Dad it is technically today, he believes I was born at 11:59PM not 12:01 AM on the 29th!
 
Hope everyone is having a great day! I may or may not blog tomorrow... we will see how my day goes!
 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Perfect Weekend!

 
 Friday night: M had ball and it was a game worth two games (if that makes any sense) and they won!!! As in they mercied the team!
 
Saturday: M and I had a super lazy day, my allergies were horrendous, so I watched some Switched At Birth, we went into town and got some groceries, had dinner  and went to bed early. My BF and her fiance happened to be in town and wanted to head to the lake on Sunday, so we made plans to do that!
 
Sunday: we were up early, my allergies still sucked! We went and picked up C and S in town and off to the lake we went! The weather was HOT, yet perfect!
 
 
 
Gracie was beat!
 
I also learned something new about Instagram! I don't have to take a picture with Instagram, I can take it with any app and upload into instagram! My pictures might just get better!
 
I also had a great day selling my Scentsy! I was really worried that this was something I would struggle with but I am beginning to feel better about this now!
 
Today: I got M's Christmas present in the mail, as well as a few other gifts from Old Navy.
 
Happy Monday friends!
 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Food On Friday

So clearly I missed posting some of my favorite pinterest finds, so today I am going to post some of the food find I have found lately that I am dying to make:

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It's okay to just make one!!!

For those days you just want to make one cookie... 1 tbsp. butter, melted 1 tbsp. white sugar 1 tbsp. brown sugar 3 drops of vanilla pinch of salt 1 egg yolk 1/4 c. flour 2 tbsp. chocolate chips MICROWAVE 40-60 SEC IN A CUP OR BOWL. {single serving} deep dish chocolate chip cookie

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These just look yummy!!!

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Cherry Cheesecake Dip!!

Cheesecake dip: 1 block cream cheese, 1 tub marshmallow cream and 2 tubs cool whip mixed together then top with 2 cans cherry pie filling....Serve with graham cracker sticks.

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Perfect for fall!

Crockpot Apple Butter - 1 dozen apples, peeled, cored, cubed; 1/2 c water; 1/4 c brown sugar; 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; 1/2 tsp all spice

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Caramel Apple Crisp!! Ohhh how I could eat a whole pan of apple crisp!!

I think I should make these for M:
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He loves meat loaf and it cooks in just 15 minutes!! Then you can top with potatoes or put them on the side!!

Happy Friday friends!! It is supposed to fantastic weather here this weekend, just might find myself on the lake side!!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thanks on Thursday

Today is all about giving thanks for random moments in life like:

- people who don't know how to carry on a conversation and it goes from hello to awkward silence....

- the noise crickets make when someone asks you when you are going to have kids.... this is one of my favorites!

- venting my frustrations about said above question and those people hearing... ooops...

- drinking skinny girl white cranberry cosmos - sooo thankful!

- being frustrated with people on the ball team for NO SHOWING and having to play ball with only 9 players in an unfenced field.

- tying up the game with the above statement!

- drinking palm bay cherry limeade's after an awesome ball game.

- maybe just alcohol in general

- oh and good friends!

- friends from thousands of miles away, whom I would love to sit down with a bottle of wine and drown our sorrows in ;)

- family

- videos like this one:
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That make any annoying moments disappear!!
 
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

So What Wednesday


I have decided to link up with Shannon for a few "So What's" on my list right now:

So What if:
- I have started out on this new venture with Scentsy and as excited as I am, I also soo scared!!! I would love for this to be successful. I love the product soo much and would love to be able to share something I believe in with all my peers! You can find my site here ! I learned last night, thanks to Alison, that the taxes vary as to where you live and the shipping is not bad at all!! So shop away friends!! You can save 10% up until the end of August!!

- I have lectured my dogs like crazy to get along! They are inseparable, but seem to be scrapping a bit more than normal, to the point of having some scabs. Gracie is clearly the trouble maker, as the majority is on Lily. So I told them they need to play nice or I won't let them play together!

- I have been getting a bit frustrated with baseball lately! For a few reasons including my own lack of skill lately... apparently hitting a good ball and catching a ball are hard work? No? Clearly I am handicapped! I am also frustrated with the lack of commitment as the end of the season comes forward. I am down 2 players due to injury, which is understandable, but I keep getting last minute cancellations and it is hard to find girls to play ball.

- my laundry is beginning to build up again. I hate time of use! I hate having to pay more to wash laundry during the day, because let's be honest, it isn't going to do itself at night and clothes don't dry on the line over night!

- my niece and nephew have their seasons mixed up:

H insisted that B wear this hat! Reminds me of this picture from last year:

Apparently Christmas can't come soon enough!

- while on the topic of Christmas, I have bought a few more Christmas presents!! This will be great as long as I don't forget what I have bought!

- my allergies are beginning to annoy me! Ragweed is at a high of 90 here! Get it out of your gardens people, it is NOT a flower!

- I weighed myself yesterday in the evening and then learned that you are supposed to weigh yourself first thing in the morning! The results were waay better! I am down 4 pounds!! Thank you my fitness pal!

- I have 9 photography apps on my phone!! I like to take pictures and love my newest app Camera 360!!

- I decided to show M how annoying it can be to want to sleep, but you can't. I decided to just randomly tickle him throughout the night. He did get rather frustrated, but now understands why I am soo frustrated! And now he has stopped randomly waking me throughout the night when he can't sleep!

- we have a brand new patio set and have not eaten on it yet! I guess we technically could have last night, but we didn't and tonight we won't because we have ball!

I think that is all I have for today! I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Newest Scentsy Seller!!!!

I am soo excited to announce that I am officially selling SCENTSY!!! I am soo excited about this new venture!!

I absolutely love Scentsy products and cannot wait to share these amazing products with you all!!

You can find my site HERE and feel free to place an order through the August party!


 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Ball, Ball, Party and More Ball


I am joining a new link up over at Sami's Shenanigans.

 Friday: M had ball! They should have won, but only had 9 players and lost by just a few runs! But we had fun cheering them on ;)
Baby Tessa: "oooh they hit the ball"

Saturday morning we got up early before M's ball tournament and went to Wal-mart and bought our new patio set!!! We love it:

Then we went to M's game, where they lost, and I was watching baby K, who was not not a happy camper the whole game! I've never seen her soo upset before, but she was tired!

We came home between the first and second game, had some lunch, I made cupcakes, and we put this together!!
Then off to the 2nd game we went and the boys won!! So we came home, iced the cupcakes and got ourselves ready to head over to N and K's backyard party.

N had his band up on the deck:


Silly me... I forgot to bring a sweater, but I did have a blanket:


We had a great night:

Oppps...apparently after half a bottle of skinny girl, my picture taking skills were beginning to lack... I still managed to capture some of M's head!

Sunday morning M had another ball game, and they lost ;(

But that just meant we had some time to get things done around the house, which M did while I took a nap. The things he did were things that didn't involve me like cut the grass and tidy up the garage before we start our next project!

We had dinner and watched The Lucky One. I still love that movie the second time around!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend as well!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

High Five Yo!

High Five for Friday Yo!!!

I am linking up with Lauren to tell you about my 5 favorite things from this week:

1. I am favoring my new blog design, it was another DIY adventure! But to be honest, I like my new font better, but I miss my old background! I am going to try to keep this one until next week! We will see!!

2. I also did my sister's blog design and that my friends needed to be done! I am kind of jealous because I love her background!!


3. I am totally not the type to rush summer along, but the humidity has been gone and this weekend is supposed to be in the low twenties (Celsius) and it reminds me of fall! And then I look on Pinterest and it's all pumpkin recipes, sweaters and boots! I love fall!! But summer can still take it's time.

4. I am loving this quote:
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5. I love that we won our ball game on Wednesday!!! I also love that we have found THE patio set! We have a conversational set, but do not have a dining set, the price is perfect and I love the look! Hopefully we can get one tomorrow and that they are not sold out!! I will be saving over 50% yo!

Providence 9 pcs Dining set

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Acceptance

Have you ever gone through life waiting for someone to become someone you wish they were? Yet being constantly disappointed in the things they have done, and continue to do?

I have.

I can honestly say that I just wish the best out of people and even if I have never seen their best I can't help but to think it is just waiting to come out. Clearly I am sucker for punishment!

I think that I imagine a person to be nicer than they are, and then when it doesn't happen, I just figure they are having an off day, and continue to put in all that I have to make them feel a bit better, or shrug off the cold shoulder I continue to get.

I am not one who has problems talking to strangers, making new friends, or just being social. The friends I have, I put everything into, I support them the way I would like to be supported, I treat them the way I would want to be treated. I know this is an old school mentality, but I was brought up that you do on to others the way you would want them to do on to you. I was taught to respect those around you, even if they don't deserve it, be the bigger person.

But what I wonder is when is it enough? When do you accept that the person for who they are, whether it be good or not, whether it be something you can respect or not. When do you stop waiting for the goodness of a person to come out? When do you stop being disappointed?

The funny thing is that I look at my relationship with my husband. I don't have a doubt in my mind about who he is or how much I love him, and even though we differ in the way we look at others, he is never disappointed in people. He says I need to stop expecting the good in others and it would save me the disappointment later. He is right, but how the heck do you stop?!

One thing I know is that I would feel alot better if I did find a way to stop expecting the best in others, if I was able to accept someone for who they are.

Some people have all the reasons in the world to be happy and they just aren`t. Some people have gone through things I will never know about and that is what made them who they are today. Although these all seem like excuses to see the glass half empty. With all that I have gone through in the last couple of years, I still choose to see the glass half full no matter what, I refuse to let others see me at my worst. My smile will beam bigger just to not let life bring me down. That is how I think everyone should handle life, but they don`t. That is the difference.

I am going to work on accepting people for who they are, not who I think they should be!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Lust or Love?

Who is ready for another list of the things I am loving? I am pretty sure most of it is love, but some of it might just be lust!!

I am loving that the sun is shining again finally! Maybe, just maybe the rain is done for a while!?

I am loving Scentsy!!! I know I mentioned this yesterday and introduced the new animal in the house (Whoot), but not only do I love it, but M does too!! Score!

I am loving My Fitness Pal!! I have signed up, you can find me as lifeasiknow09. I love how easy it is to enter your food! You can just scan the bar code of the product instead of searching aimlessly!!

I finally sold my old washer and dryer yesterday!! This makes me very happy!! Like incredibly! Because number one, it was easy cash, and two is two less things cluttering up the hobby shop aka the storage shop!

The birthday rush is over, but I did love celebrating!! Mine is coming up next!!!

I still love instagram! You can find me by searching lifeasiknow09.

I love that I cleaned the mudroom last night!! Yup, instead of doing it in the day I did it last night, floors washed and all!

And because I haven't shared any pinterest finds, here is what I am loving on there lately:


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How cool is this for table top smores? Terra-cotta pot, tin foil and charcoal!! Brilliant!!

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Rocky Road Brownie Pudding Pie - looks pretty easy to make and pretty yummy!!

And of course some quotes:

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and:
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Happy Wednesday Friends!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I Skipped Monday Again....

I really should just write off blogging on Mondays so it seems... I had full intentions of blogging yesterday, but then I ended up going last minute apartment searching with my Mom and Sister yesterday! Luckily we found one for my Mom!

It has been birthday crazy around here lately!! Sunday was M's!!! Yup he is another year older! We didn't do too much, just dinner with his parents, I made a cake and we had a nice mellow evening. Yesterday was Grandma's, and today is my sisters!!

Our weekend was pretty laid back as well! Friday night M had ball and they won!!! Yay!! Saturday we did housework, picked up ribs for dinner and watched Friends With Kids. It was a pretty funny movie! I also changed the curtains around in the house. The ones from the bedroom are now in the great room and I love it:

I put ones that we had stored away in the bedroom.


On Sunday night I decided to hide my fear and made things happen for myself, hopefully with the support of those around me, but I made my photography facebook page. To say I was scared to hit share is an understatement, but I think it is time I put myself out there!! I have had a lot of support from those around me and I am very appreciative! Feel free to check out my page here and like it!!

Yesterday I took M's truck in for an oil change while apartment searching. We had made some lasagna on Sunday, so we had that for dinner last night and then M was off to fire practice.

Today I finally got my photo book in!!! Sooo excited!! I love how it turned out:


And then my scentsy order came in!!!

Meet Whoot:


He is hard at work right now baking a birthday cake, or so it smells!! I love it!!! I am soo happy scentsy is finally in Canada!!

I am actually considering selling it, because I love the product soo much!!

I hope everyone has a fantastic day!!!

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