Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

33 Years Young...

 Today is this handsome devils 33rd Birthday!!! And sadly, this is the first Birthday of his we are spending apart! Matt is working in Chicago all week so I am sending this message across the miles! This week in October which kicks off with our Anniversary and includes Matts Birthday is my favorite week of the year! I love making Matt happy and being a bright spot in his life. Matt is caring, kind, passionate and I wish him the best Birthday! I love you! xoxoox

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sweets and Iron

 I found that quote and it not only perfectly describes my life, but our marriage, us personally, name it....that quote seems to hit the nail on the head! Ok, now remember that!!!!
 We don't set out to do "Traditional" Anniv gifts but I did this year! Sweets and Iron! Matt LOVES him some I would say he is stocked for a little bit! He loved it and I love seeing him digging around in his basket!
 Here is the card I gave him with a clue to whats next..........
This is his cutest "pouting" face since we got stuck in traffic and for 50minutes he had no idea where we were going! HA, I loved it!
 Yes, your eyes DO not deceive you!!!! There is actually traces of "Iron Oxide" in black tattoo ink hence the "IRON"! I know....I KNOW!!!!! Ya, can you tell I am proud of this one? I researched for weeks to find the best place (Sweet Baby Octane) and since Matt already has quite a few I in no way thought he would refuse! (He didn't)...the kicker???? I got one too! EEK! Me, the girl who has none...but going back to that quote, I thought a TON about this and picked out arrows for us each!
First of all, NO this in no way was like a needle. This wasn't like a needle going into me which is worse, I say! Now I was sick to my stomach/nervous all day Friday at work but whatever! HA! 
The actual Tattooing felt like a burn or one of my dogs scratching me for 15minutes and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be!
 If you look closely you can see a little fear in my eyes! HA.....Rev. Dice was so nice and the experience was really kinda neat! But no, this did not start anything!
 LOOK!!!!!! Why here? I think it is "stylish" and once the tat t is healed that is also where I wear my watch and all my bracelets each it will fit right in! It did hurt the next day a bit like a burn.

 Matt added his arrow to the bottom of his 1/2 sleeve and he was as happy as could be! I loved it!
 Happy 6 years to us! I love how ours match but not "silly" and they can also stand on their own.
 Here we have it folks! I did it!........... We are both happy! You like???
Saturday we went to have brunch at a favorite place of ours North Star.......and yup, I was on cloud 9 with the cloud 9 pancakes!!!!
 Saturday was Matt's "day" so he surprised me with a mani/pedi after cute is this place??? I loved it! He did good!
 Then.....when I got in the car he handed me this................ I know right? What the?
 And inside was the Tiffany & Co. key necklace.....I love it! It is perfect and I was one lucky duck I would say!!!
 And I couldn't NOT get Halloween nails!!!
 Guys it was a good weekend! Until next year, huh?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

6 Years.....

6 Years ago today we said I DO! In some ways it seems like yesterday but in others it seems so long ago that it is hard to remember this special day! We were in Oklahoma and it was a beautiful sunny 70 degree Fall Saturday....perfection! I spent the day in our suite with my girls getting ready and watching a scary movie marathon! I do remember being relaxed all day, I remember that I loved nothing more than spending that day with my family. Matt spent his day with his guys at his parents cooking out. 

Matt and I have had our ups and downs but what always remains is our love. And honestly there is no one else I would rather fight with! truth. 
Take a trip down memory lane with me.......................
10-27-2007 "Fall in Love"


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Guilty Pleasure!

I think we all know I have quite a few guilty pleasures and oddly my love of Paranormal Shows is not the one that embarrasses love for the Dr. Phil Show! It's like Jerry Springer met a real doctor and I can't get enough! I DVR the show everyday and it is like getting to peak inside the world of people who are so different than you are.
What is your biggest guilty pleasure? Is there a TV show you would rather not share with the world that you watch?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sizzlin Style

It has been a few weeks since I highlighted any of my "Outfits of the Day" with now is perfect! You might recognize this one from when I talked about different ways to wear "Oxblood" this is from The Limited! And yup, that is a rubber band holding the bow on my belt down! Gotta do whatcha gotta do!!! This scarf I found on Etsy! You can find such gems there!!!
 I love me some Casual Friday wear!! Sometimes I dress up my jeans but the past few weeks I have supported my favorite teams.......Go Broncos!!! And who says a little Stella and Dot jewelry can't go with a tee?
 Yup, the JCrew inspired flower necklaces are still all the rage....or at least I am hoping they are! This cute fall flower/lace top I paired this with is also form The Limited! It is really comfortable which is a HUGE bonus for a long work day!
 Target ALL day! If you can't tell lately I have been really into maroon and navy! People always ask and the elephant necklace is from J Crew Factory online!
 Gingham and Leopard? Sure!
 This is yes, a tad "Spring-like" but I was scraping the bottom of the barrel this day it would seem!
 BOOMER SOONER + My FAV Coach tennis shoes = One happy casual friday!!!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Theeeereeee Back!

You like those???? I could not have expressed the way I feel any better!!!! Sadly, it looks like this round of botox did not work. It has been 3 weeks and fact I am coming off one of the worst weeks in awhile. But hey, they said it could take up to 3 rounds for this come December I will 100% try again! I am very sad but still hopeful. I can not live like this. (imagine me screaming that and having a tantrum) This week has been so awful and when I am in a really bad cycle it is so hard for me to stay positive. Gosh, I can't imagine how tired you all must be hearing of this.....I completely get it. Sometimes I think.....maybe Matt and I should discuss having a baby but then I get so sick I get sad and could I? When I am this sick it takes everything I have just to get thru the work day... let alone care for another human being. 
Ahh! I am over this melodrama! Thank you all for the positive vibes, I feel them and you make me feel so loved!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

I need you.....

Blogger friends and prayer warriors......I need you. Well actually others need you. I don't mean to be so vague with you but the details are not mine to tell. I need prayer for my family and then for another close to ours. Someone in my family is going thru tests trying to find out why their health is declining. (declining might now be the best word but they are needing an answer to some scary symptom)  The waiting game is the worst and it is hard to get your spirits high in any situation like this...I can't imagine. So just pray that my family finds....answers, healing and can stay positive!

Second, a dear dear friend of mines Stepmom is in the hospital due to massive bleeding on the brain. This was sudden, shocking and so scary for her and her family. They are currently running tests with neurosurgeons to figure out a plan on how to proceed. Please pray for the Mom who needs relief from pain, pray that God will guide the doctors and pray that her family will feel his peace!

Thank you So much!!!!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall Roast Chicken Dinner

I have pinned countless Roast Chicken recipes on Pinterest so a week or two ago I decided to combine them all in a easy approachable way for a delish Fall dinner!! Matt loved this....he went on and on without me having to ask! So husband approved people!!!
And let's just get this out of the way........Yup, she is upside down! Didn't realize it until later but hey....she tasted good!
3-5 pound Chicken
Fresh herbs : Sage, Thyme, Rosemary (any combination will work)
Butter, EVOO, S&P
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apples, Sweet Potato, Potato (as much or as little as you want)
Carrot, Celery, Onion
Orange- I chopped her up and put it in because I had this in my fridge! I stuffed the orange inside the chicken too!

- Peel and chop up all of your veggies then toss into a roasting pan or casserole dish can work too!
- Chop your apples but do not peel and throw them into your pan also! TIP! These will pretty much disappear but this gave the broth and veggies the best taste!!!!
- Give all your veggies a nice sprinkle of salt and pepper then drizzle with EVOO.
- Next, drizzle your veggies with Apple Cider Vinegar (about 1/4 cup)
- Plop your chicken on top and slather with butter! Yumm!!! Salt, pepper and any other seasonings you would like.
- Chop up your fresh herbs and toss over veggies and chicken!
- Cover with foil and cook at 325' for 1 1/2 hours!
- Uncover and finish at 375' for another 30min-1 hour depending on chicken size! I did an hour!

This was So good and all we had this with was reduced fat crescent rolls! I also had this for lunch the next day and then used left over chicken in a soup that week too!!!!
Happy Fall!


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