Wednesday, December 22, 2010

hmm . ..

So the link that I was trying to leave below for the tags didn't work for some reason. . . they're under the U-create blog that I have a link to on here. Just scroll through like 2 pages until you seen them. Looks like I'm a novice blogger also!

What we've been up to . . .

Last year our Christmas spirit was so lacking that I vowed to make Christmas more present in our home this year. I've been busy doing so many Christmas projects. I'm so glad that these few things that I've made we will be able to re-use each year because I don't think I will have this much ambition again next year. :)I started with making our tree skirt. It took me alot longer to make than I expected. Pry because I'm a novice sewer. Don't look to close!

I wish I could say that I made this wreath but I didn't. My sister Megan was so nice to make this for me and the cute little decorative trees below. I have loved this wreath.

Aren't these little trees cute? She also made my mom some that are gold that turned out realy classy looking.

I also decided to make some stockings with the leftover fabric. This is Dougs and Krews.

Mine and a spare.

All 4. . . and no there is NO symbolism in the fact that I made 4 stockings as I have been asked one point five million times. I AM NOT pregnant. . .I just thought that 3 stockings would look silly hanging on 4 hooks. :)

Just a pic. of my favorite ornament on my tree. . . I'm really getting into birds lately.

Well crafting isn't all that I've been up to lately :) I have set aside time to eat and sleep ect. ok and spend a little time with my family. My nieces Ms. Mckenzie and Ms. Reilly came and stayed the night with me last weekend and we had such a blast. They both wanted to do my hair in the "salon room" so I definatly got pampered. We stayed up so late just laughing. We played the funnest game called Curses from Porters Its a blast! My mom just bought it for us to play on Christmas Eve and I can't wait!

Just a couple pics of my little man. His new favorite thing to do is feed his "baby" aka his little bear with a bottle. He is so sweet. Don't get me wrong he loves loves loves trucks and balls and boyish stuff but I just love that he has such a sweet, caring side to him!

Also, here is a link to some cute free printable Christmas tags. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wonderful skin care!

For the past few years I have been looking and looking and looking for some good face wash. I have been on proactiv for a really long time and everytime I would try something new I was ALWAYS breaking out. I've tried everything from just a plain bar of soap to Estee Lauder face wash which can get expensive. I had all but given up when one of my friends told me about the M2 face wash. I tried it out and I absolutly love it! I had no breakouts switching over. It is so gentle on on your skin it has made my skin feel great. The best part is. . . its budget friendly! It is only $25.00 for a 3 month supply. I also purchased this handheld microderm. I've never had a microderm before but I have a couple scars on my face that really bug me. Since I loved the face wash so much I decided I would try it out. It has made such a difference on my face. My face is so much smoother and I can see my scars fading. It is also saving me quite a bit of money. To get a professional microderm runs somewhere around $70.00 and this little machine that should last I dunno . . . forever . . . is $150.00 I'm so glad I found this skin care. Its made such a difference for me so I wanted to share it will all my friends. If anybody would like to try it out here is my friend Lindsay's email. - she is the one who sells it. Just thought I would share my great findings with ya'll!


December 1st finally came! Our family has been waiting for this day for months. . . back in June Doug applied to 12 different dental schools. In the following months he flew all over the country interviewing but none of the schools can tell the applicants if they have been accepted or rejected until Dec. 1st. So, patiently we waited and waited. We have both been dying to know the outcome of Doug's little ventures. Well on Dec.1st this is what we found out: Doug got accepted to- Western University in Cali, and Buffalo University in New York! He is on the waiting list in Loiville, Ohio, Indiana, and Las Vegas and we are still waiting to hear back from Creighton and Midwestern in Arizona. We are so excited and relieved! I'm so proud of Doug and all the hard work he has put in the last four years. Its so great so see it paying off and I hope he knows how proud his family is of him. We love you DOUG! Tune in again soon for our final decision on where we'll be for the next 4 years!

Family pics.

My mom recently got a new camera and she got all of us together to take pictures and I think they turned out really well . . .

Check out my beautiful mom! She is so pretty!