Thursday, February 24, 2011

Our baby!

Since we have not had any kids yet, we consider Carlyle (our puppy) our baby! I never really had a dog before him and i just can not believe how wonderful he is! We love him so much! I thought i would share a few pictures with y'all so you can see how sweet he is! I have never talked about him before and realized he definitely deserves a post! He pretty much has the normal life of a dog-Eat, Play, Potty, Sleep! He is so spoiled, but we just can't help it! He's so precious to us! :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Spring Cleaning

I just started doing a little extra cleaning this past weekend, but it is time to get down to business! A major spring cleaning needs to happen in this house! I found a list with tips that seems pretty good and i thought i would share it with y'all! I am so happy the weather is getting nicer and i don't even mind this huge project that is about to be under way! I guess that's what nice weather will do to ya!


Spring Cleaning Tips!

1 Work from the top down, inside to outside, to avoid getting what you just cleaned dirty again.

2 Do one room, even one area of one room, at a time to avoid unfinished jobs. The satisfaction of seeing one room sparkle will make the hard work feel like it's worth the effort.

3 When tidying, reduce trips around the house by temporarily depositing items in one spot en route to but not at their final destination.
4 Do two things at once. While laundry is going, scrub the shower stall.

5 Make small repairs. If you're not handy, hire someone.

6 Invest in good rubber or vinyl gloves to protect your skin and nails.

7 Dust before vacuuming or cleaning the floor. Try feather or lambswool dusters, especially extendable ones for reaching above window and door casings and into corners. Household rags are invaluable for jobs requiring a damp cloth – natural fibers work best.

8 Buy mops with a squeeze mechanism (great for vinyl, linoleum or ceramic tile floors) and a decent-size heavy-duty pail – one with a measuring scale helps get soap-to-water ratios correct.

9 Don't stand your brooms on their bristles. It will destroy their shape and diminish their effectiveness. Instead, get a broom holder, like the Magic Holder 5-position broom organizer.

10 Use a Swiffer for light dusting, or your favorite broom or vacuum attachment to clean hardwood floors. Then damp-mop with a mild cleaner such as Murphy Oil Soap.

Happy spring cleaning!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I just got an iphone and i am having so much fun with it so far! I am loving all the apps! Lots of cooking one's that are good as well as organizational tools to do things like grocery lists! The games are fun too!
Does anyone have any apps they love and would like to share?

 I found the CUTEST monogrammed covers at Monogram Lane Now i am trying to decide which one i want? Which one do y'all like the best?!

Happy Thursday...almost the weekend! Yay!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!!!

Happy Valentines Day Friends! I love this day & always have since i was really little! One of my favorite memories when i was little is making mailboxes for school so everyone could drop their valentine cards into it! My new favorite memory of Valentines Day now is that i was married two years ago today! It has been the best 2 years of my life! I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband!

Here are a few Valentines pictures from our big day that i thought i would share!

I hope yall have a wonderful Valentines Day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

is spring here yet?!

I really want spring to come, i miss it!!! I have been looking at spring clothes and they are making me happy!
Lots of cute clothes for spring, these are some of my favorites! All Lilly & i NEED it all :)

Guess its time to go shopping! Hurry up Spring!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Marley Lilly Giveaway

Nautical by Nature is having a Marley Lilly giveaway. I am so happy to be introduced to their stuff because it is all so adorable. The giveaway is for a monogrammed floppy hat and i would LOVE to wear it to the beach! :)Check out Nautical by Nature's page for more details!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

3rd Superbowl recipe!

Here is another recipe to try out if you need a new recipe for the superbowl!
It is a cheeseball recipe that one of my good friends gave me and it is super easy to make and delicious!
This recipe actually makes 2 cheeseballs so you will have plenty.

2/8oz containers of cream cheese
bacon bits (we use the Kraft Real bacon bits)
1/4 cup red pepper
1/4 cup green pepper
shredded cheddar cheese
2 tbsp. minced onion
worstershire sauce
seasoning salt

Mix all the ingredients together EXCEPT the bacon bits. Roll the mixture into a ball and then cover in the bacon bits. Serve with crackers. Yummy!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

2nd Superbowl recipe!

Sharing another one of my favorite recipes today! I hope some of these recipes will help you out with Superbowl idea's!
Today is another one of my favorites! I got this recipe from one of my best friends and i just love it! It is an Apple Brickle Dip, so delicious!!!


8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pkg toffee chips

Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Mix until smooth & creamy. Refrigerate. Serve with chilled apple slices (granny smith are the best!).

I hope y'all enjoy this one! Happy Tuesday! :)