Monday, March 19, 2012

Happy St. Patty's Day

I love St. Patrick's Day, growing up we always had a traditional ALL GREEN dinner! Now that Michael and I are a family we have started a new tradition and that is to have an ALL GREEN dinner with cheesy funeral potatoes. We had our friends Brittany and DeLon over and they brought Green Mint Oreo ice cream for dessert!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

crafty lady

it's been so nice to be able to make some crafts recently...

This is a Valentines Day decoration that I made with my mom and sister while she was here visiting

I do hair in our office/salon and sometimes it feels a little too much like an office so I made this curtain recently to go over the bookshelf to hide some of the office feel

In July my mom and I made a "USA" decoration that I put above my window and ever since then I have been wanting to make a similar decoration with our name, well after 7 months I finally did it!

Being creative brings so much fulfillment to my days!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

my Handsome Husband

Michael got a new suit this last weekend...

doesn't he look dapper! 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Love Day!

Valentines day was spent with my cute beehives for mutual so we decided to celebrate valentines day a day late. I went to the doctor in the morning and came home to Roses and a new Purse! 
We went to "Color Me Mine" and painted coasters and Michael painted a rind holder for me! We'll go pick them up in a few days but here are pictures of them in progress. 
After that we went to dinner at Red Lobster..mmmm I wish we could afford Red Lobster weekly! Lobersterfest is going on right now and it was fabulous!



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

a little behind...

obviously my blog has dropped off of my radar! oops! so here's the update...

Michael and I spent 3 weeks in Utah for Christmas!

Back in Salem and I'm doing hair from home - "The Joy of Styling"

Michael is doing lots of tech work traveling all around the Salem - Portland - Eugene area

Shelby and baby Adam came and visited

My Aunt Pam and cousin Gena came and visited

Lincoln and Bentley were in the play Music Man!

Lots of fun things going on and staying busy...more posting to come...I'll be better I promise : )

Sunday, November 27, 2011

lots of Thanksgiving to be had

Thanksgiving has always been of my favorite holidays so it's very fitting that for the rest of my life I will get to celebrate my wedding anniversary with my fabulous husband around Thanksgiving time! 

Thursday: We had a lovely Thanksgiving meal just us! With no oven and a tiny kitchen we had to make due so on the menu... 
Breakfast: cinnamon roll waffles (made on our George Forman Grill) hashbrowns, sausage, and orange juice. 

Dinner: rotisery chicken (from Walmart), instant potatoes, box stuffing, store rolls, corn, asparagus, and Marge's jello! and of course a little sparkling cider 

We also had skype calls with both of our families which was definitely the highlight of our day...we love our families!


Friday: Mr. Fabulous (see picture above) surprised me with a trip to DISNEYLAND!!! Here are just a couple pictures (out of our 163 pictures from the day) 

This was Michael's first time at Disneyland and he absolutely loved it! We had so much fun running around from ride to ride from 8:00am till 10:30pm. With weather in the 70's it was perfect!
Rides - Corndogs - Turkey Leg - Frozen Lemonade - Parade - Fireworks

Saturday: Our actual anniversary was a relaxing day out on the town. First we went to "The Painted Nail" salon where I got a manicure. It was so much fun and such a great manicure for a really good deal! Then we went shopping around at a fancy mall in Hollywood. I felt like I was walking through a Vogue magazine. We had fun dreaming in Tiffany's, and a Ferrari store. And we finished the night by going out to dinner. 


I feel lucky every morning when I wake up and I see this incredible man at my side! I am so grateful for so many things but today I'm especially grateful for my husband, Michael James!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

enjoying some FALL

being in California we are missing all the beautiful colors of fall, the crisp cool days, and the wet rain coming down.

What can I say, I love Oregon weather!

Yesterday we had some extra time to kill while we were in another city where we found this cute park and were able to enjoy some of the joy of fall!

...the joy of living