Thursday, May 31, 2012

seriously how pretty?!

I. Couldn't. Stop. Taking. Pictures.  

Call me cheesy or ridiculously mushy, but seriously I love a good sunset. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

three things.

three things that make me smile... and they all happen to sit on my nightstand.

first thing, my new turquoise lamp! I know you're shocked by the color. 

 my umbrella jewelry holder and some pretty pink flowers 
made even prettier by my mama's vase. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

knit knit knit!

it's now officially summer..  easily 90 degrees, and what am I in the mood for?

why knitting of course.

Here's my goal. Who knows if I'll ever finish it. I only have a few knitting projects to my name that I've actually finished.. one being a scarf and the second being a pot holder.. or more like a scarf that turned into a pot holder. But! I'm determined to learn more than the basic stitch and the pearl and this pattern is challenging my knitting skills. I mean when you're told to cast on 100 stitches I know I've entered a new knitting league.

Who knew I'd be thankful for the this lady and that she was crafty enough to upload youtube videos to help me on my journey of deciphering the greek like knitting patterns..

 kfb, ssk, and k2tog --yeaa I now know what those mean. ;)  

Thursday, May 10, 2012

happpppy birthday mama!!

A little late, but better than never. ;)

Happy Birthday to the best mama this girl could ask for! Seriously.
I had so much fun with you this past weekend 
and it sucked that I had to actually leave on Sunday. 
Let's live closer, okay? 
But I'm not going to lie it was way fun giving you your gift in person.. 

even if you did weasel your way in to letting me let you open it up a day early..

ooooo! here's to the biggest paper weight yet! I now want one.. no, more like four.

love you mama!! 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

birthday presents.. part II

Now here's a gift I'm super excited to give!

I picked it out myself, no scavenger hunt needed :) 
Watch out mama! Here I come! 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

birthday presents

my boyfriend is a nerd, but he's my nerd. So when I asked him back in April if there was anything fun he wanted for his birthday. He responded pretty fast that he was eyeing a particular graphic's card for his computer.. a-what now? a graphics card.
oh great that sounds like something fun and something I'd totally have fun picking out and buying. I laughed it off thinking he'd give me some real gift ideas only to be sadly mistaken.
So a graphic's card it was... and to make me feel even more like I was giving the most unthoughtful boring gift I could give, he had to send me a specific link to the actual graphic card. One click and it was in my cart ready for my credit card number. Lame. 
Needless to say, I was not excited about giving this gift.. until.. 

Enter scavenger hunt. 

I may have had tooo much fun with this idea, but the good news is that Thomas loved it. His birthday present contained nothing but a note stating my feelings about this gift, his first clue and of course a heavy book to trick him that I wasn't just giving him an empty box. I ended up having 20 hidden clues total, which ended up being a perfect amount. After about the 5th clue Thomas kept thinking "okay, this next one's gotta be it? right?" After about the 15th clue, (not to mention a trip to the apartment complex mailboxs to fetch yet another clue-- it only made sense to hide his birthday card as well!?) he just started laughing at every new hint. I kept them super simple, mainly just wanting him to run around everywhere. In the end it was quite a success. :)

Stupid with excitement, I forgot to take a picture of the pretty wrapped present, but here's what he found inside..

I had this boy running all over.. clues taped to the juice in the fridge, the bathroom trash can. One clue simply said, "In a galaxy far far away" leading him to find his next clue in the DVD.


He thought for sure his gift would be here in the trunk of my car.. nope, still had about six more clues to go! ..and this was after I made him run out to the mailboxes.

twenty glorious clues leading thomas all over the place before finding his shiny new 
graphics card inside the crock pot. 


Happy May :) 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

happpy birthday thomas!!

thomas, happpy birthday you goofball!

you make me laugh daily and I simply love being with you! :)