Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Smash ball ticket giveaway!

If you live in Arizona or Utah you could win a ticket, but if your like me and live on the other side of the country you can still enter and win a swag bag! follow the link to enter!

um... This is super exiting!!! I actually won!
I never win anything! For real!

Monday, December 3, 2012

A week of Instagram

I'm not really sure why I can't keep a schedule of posting these every week.
I should have added time management and memory practice to my birthday list...

Xo Jenn

Saturday, December 1, 2012

9,132 days old

Yesterday was my 25th birthday!
Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday to me! ...
Bee had to work but I had a wonderful time despite that.
I've come up with my list for the year.
Things I want to accomplish, things to be reminded of, and most of all things to live for!

1. Be grateful for all the things I have.
Instead of always wishing for the next thing, I want to consciously make an effort to be thankful for what I DO have. Even the small things!

2. Connect with the ones I love.
This one sounds easy, but how many times in our day to day lives do we REALLY make a connection with other people? I'm not talking about Facebook, Instagram, twitter, I'm not even really talking about over the phone, but lets face it. We don't all have the luxury of living close to the ones we love. I want to make an effort to send more hand written letters. To make cards, to invite friends over, I want to make an effort to spend more quality time with Brad, walks, cuddling, playing, even learning something from one another.
...phew that was a big one!

3. Be healthy for me.
I haven't been the skinny girl in years, probably almost 10 years. I don't necessarily want to change that, but I do want to make a big effort to be more healthy. Eating more fresh, less processed, choosing more heart healthy activities. QUITTING Smoking. Drinking more water and less crap.

4. Do things I want to do.
This one is big! I think that so often when we first get married we are constantly doing things for our spouse, things we think they want us to do, to be like. We forget they fell in love with US, with who we are! And I think it's important not to forget that! So this year I want to focus on doing more things for me.

5. Think about what I want.
This one sort of ties in with #4 but I want to elaborate, I need to do things for me and my life, not be worried what other people will think. I believe that a lot of the choices I make I make with how other people will react in my mind. That's not healthy. I need to make my choices based on what I need, what will help me enjoy life more and succeed!

6. Go on more dates with myself.
Does anyone else do this? Who cares of no one else wants to see that movie, so what if they don't like sushi, or burgers, or .... Ice cream (I'm kidding about that one who doesn't like ice cream?) I want to start just going and doing these things I want to do. If I want to go to the beach I'm going (that's the plus of living 15 minutes from the ocean you can go to the beach!) if I want to see twilight, or safe haven, or magic mike, or any of the movies that I really want to see I'm going to go to them! If I want to go to the zoo, or a museum I'm gonna go!

7. Practice makes perfect.
I want to read more, paint more, craft more, photograph more, sing more, dance more, be more.

I'm sure there's more that I want to add to this list, but for now I have plenty to do.

The motto for this year will be....
Carpe Diem

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Xoxo Jenn

Ps I'm writing this on my phone... Their may be a few grammatical errors. Whoopsie!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Our Internet wasn't working this weekend all that well so I had to save this post until today.
this week we watched cartoons
the Dogs found a new couch to lay on
Bee took me to breakfast
They had a play date with another dog and spent the rest of the afternoon passed out.
My drink exploded on me...anyone else HATE this?
I cuddled with Buddy
I saw the sunrise
Chelsea met the Patriots
Bee made me dinner.
I discovered Caramel apple cider.
I went to a Concert and took pictures
I'm already ready for it to be over.

Monday, November 12, 2012

taking photos

Yesterday I got to hang out with these two! I took some pictures for them and had so much fun doing it!

xoxo Jenn

Saturday, November 3, 2012

DIY flat makeover

the weather in North Carolina is getting cold. my toes don't want to wear sandals anymore and all my shoes are.... old. We are on a budget.. just like everyone else. so funds for new shoes are not at the top of the list. I should have thought about that before getting two new coats.. Oh well the crafter in me fueled by coffee decided that I could easily transform a pair of my old beat up flats and keep wearing them... no washing them didnt cross my mind. and I love the way they turned out!

you are going to need an old pair of shoes, a sharpie, and something to stuff the shoes with so they are easier to draw on.
I used tissue paper, because it was sitting next to me. But you cold use paper towel or newspaper.
my shoes were fabric flats from the little girls section at target.

I picked this mum shaped flower because its very easy to draw, it looks nice repeated and overlapped. and the shoes already had a floral print to them making an interesting background. so just pick a starting point, and start your pattern. and keeeeeep drawing it. again and again. until you have covered your entire shoe.

then repeat on the other shoe.
then feel awesome for just saving your husband $20 dollars.
I would love to see if any of you do this!

xoxo jenn

Friday, November 2, 2012


I cant believe that it's Friday already. 
But to be honest with Bee on his new schedule I hardly ever know what day it is, so I'm not entirely sure why I'm surprised to find that another week has flown by

I'm going to start doing a Insta-Friday post where I show some of my favorite instagram pictures from the week. 
sound good? 

 I got a few Pallets this week. I cant tell you how excited I am about this.. 
I have been wanting them for probably about a year now.


 One of my favorite snacks in the fall...or really anytime is apples and caramel dip.

 Surprise lunch date with Bee. He took me to Chinese on Halloween and they gave us some candy!

Greek it? or leave it? I tried it for the first time the other day and wasn't really a big fan. I drizzled honey in and it was much better.. hopefully the other flavors I got will be better. one of my followers on instagram suggested mixing in cucumbers or fresh fruit.. I'm going to try it out.

Cannot seem to beat this cold. I got the flu mist almost a month ago, and the following week got a cold. (I'm totally blaming it on the flu mist although I'm not sure it was related) I felt so much better a week ago and then all the sudden it hit me like a brick to the face again. I'm almost out of alka-seltzer again.

 Halloween... we weren't planning on handing out candy. then at 5:30 we decided we really wanted to. I headed out and drove about five miles an hour to the store here on Base. They were SOLD OUT of individually wrapped candy. Went out into town and found these cute little bones and some bubble gum. Traffic was horrible getting back on base because of all the trick or treator's.

 Do you ever read Little Chief Honeybee? She had this amazing outfit post the other day and I got super inspired by the color combo. A dusty lavender dress and a mustard yellow cardi with pearl buttons. I pulled out my buttons and popped the pearly part out and made a scarf with buttons! (i have a long shirt the same color as the dress.)

painted my nails with this pretty shimmery fuchsia color and used a matte top coat. then started prying old pallets apart. No worries. I have had two tetanus shots this year. ( I'm sure that's probably really bad... but I had forgotten I got one and when she was about to give it to me I was like WAIT IVE ALREADY HAD ONE! and because I was being such a baby she thought I was lying. I wasn't.)

Prying pallets apart in flip flops.. super safe...see previous picture

 The traffic heading back on base on Halloween.

 Its fall and I'm still wearing flip flops. I love North Carolina like that. 

xoxo Jenn