Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

So, I am going to copy Brianna over at Shine or Set and and talk about things that I am loving today!

1. Other Blogs-I love to look at other blogs! There are so many interesting and amazing people out there and I love to learn how they live their life. A few of my favorites are listed below.

There are so many others that it would take forever for me to list them all! Thank you all for providing me with entertainment everyday.

2. My Shellac Machine and Nail polish- So, if you know me then you know that I am obsessed with painting my nails! For Christmas, my step-mom got my sister and me the Shellac Machine and some polish colors...I cannot stop painting them! Also, what is great about shellac is that it lasts for like 2 weeks and it always looks glossy! LOVE!
3. Butter Pecan Ice Cream- Need I say more...this stuff is amazing!

4. Lemon Water- I literally drink a ton of this everyday. So good for you too!
5. My sister- She means the world to me and I am so excited about her upcoming wedding. Love being a matron of honor. We just cannot get enough of each other lately!

That is all for now. I have some exciting news coming soon (NO my eggo is not preggo) but I will let you know soon! Thanks for reading!


Monday, April 16, 2012

Randoms about me

I really don't have much to talk about this week...I apologize. So, I found questions on another blog that I am going to answer on here. Here we go!

1. What talent do you wish you had?
I wish that I could either read minds or be extremely lucky in everything I do (like winning the lottery...haha!) No but on a serious note, wish I could be more creative!
2. If I bought you a drink what would it be?  
Non-alcoholic: Iced Tea    Alcoholic:MGD 64 or Captain and Sprite

3. Favorite veggie?
Carrots or peas

4. Last book you read?
Well I listen to books on tape at work (I know tough job, right?) so I have listened to a lot lately, but the last one I actually read was by Charlaine Harris titled Dead Reckoning. It is the Sookie Stackhouse series...Andrew and I started watching True Blood so, of course, I had to read the books!
5. Favorite sport?
I don't play sports...haha! Feel like that is a joke; however, my favorite sport to watch is football. 49ers!
6. Favorite place to hang out?
My hometown with my family and friends.
7. Biggest pet peeve?
Oh my goodness...after being married and living together for a while I feel like I could go on and on about this. biggest pet peeve would be when Andrew is in one room and I am in another and then he yells something and I say "can't hear you!" Yet, he still continues to talk. Then later he says you never listen to me....REALLY!! hahaha! This happened with me and my sister too when we both lived in the same house. So annoying!
8. Favorite/Least favorite food?
So, I love food. This topic is really never ending. My all time favorite food is my grandma's red velvet cake. To Die For! My least favorite food is pretty much anything seafood.

9. Favorite show?
This is also a never ending topic. I have several shows. Some of them are: Khloe and Lamar, Real Housewives of OC, The Office, 30 Rock, Giuliana and Bill, and my absolute favorite is Bethenny Ever After! Love her!
10. Where will you be/what will you be doing in 5 years?
I will be back in Red Bud starting a family with my amazing husband.

If anyone feels like it, you are more than welcome to answer these questions! I would love to hear your answers as well! Have a wonderful week.  -Jen

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Lazy Saturday...

Today has been a wonderful day. I really haven't done much and it has been so nice. I started my day by cleaning the really needed it. Then I decided to go shopping for groceries/house stuff...but...somehow I ended up at Marshall's. I really don't know how this happens! Also, why is it that when you really aren't looking for anything to buy you always find something; however, when you are looking for seem to never find it or get exactly what you want.

When I stepped into Marshall's I was going to look for stuff for the apartment but I also ended up looking at the shoes and I am so glad I did. I have been looking for some nude pumps that aren't to terribly high and I found them...for $24. Whoo hoo!
They aren't exactly what I wanted but they will do for now. Just glad I finally have some. Then I somehow found myself in the clothes section and found an adorable maxi dress for super cheap. All in all, great shopping day for me.

When I completed all my shopping I came back and worked on bridal shower stuff for my sisters wedding. So excited about this! While I was working on bridal shower stuff I was also on Pinterest; of course, I am addicted to this website. Here are some great things I found on Pinterest today:
Totally love this spoon! I am going to get it for Andrew because he "literally" eats a crap ton of cereal.

This purse is just a dream of mine. I can dream! Love this.

I have made these and they are so good. Has anyone tried some recipes from Pinterest and loved them? If so, what are they?

 Lately, I have been "obsessed" with organizing my home better and I came across this picture on Pinterest so I have decided to make my pantry look like this...eventually. I did some work on the panty today but there is still more to be done. I really want to be more organized in life...I love it. When I get it finished I will post my before and after pictures.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Weekend

Hope everyone had a great Easter! It was so nice being home and around family...I love those moments. Our Easter went great! We started our weekend off with a Good Friday Fish Fry where Andrew's side of the family gets together and we make a whole bunch of fish, food, and drink beer. It was a good time and the weather was excellent. Then on Saturday we had the Hollmann (Step-dad's side) Easter at my parents house. It was so much fun! My mom made some amazing food, then the younger kids had an Easter egg hunt, and my step-dad even included us older kids by having a free throw contest for lottery tickets. Not to brag on myself...umm....but I won! No big deal. 4 lottery tickets people!! Haha! However, I only ended up winning $4. Oh was a fun little thing to do with the older cousins!

 Easter Egg Hunt time!

 The men discussing the free throw contest!

Sunday was a fast paced day but I loved every minute of it because it meant Church and then time with family. Started off Sunday with Sunrise service and then we headed to Andrew's aunt and uncles house for brunch. It was delicious! After brunch, was lunch with my mom's side of the family so off to Steeleville we went. Again we had some great food and every year we do an Cousins and Adults Easter egg hunt. What a blast!! After the intense Easter egg hunt we headed off to my dad's side of the family gathering in Percy. For the third time, tons of food but I am not complaining. We ate again and then had yet another Easter Egg hunt except this time it was only for the kids. Soon after that Andrew and I had to leave for Springfield but it was so great seeing family again. I love the holidays!

 After church!

 The Asbury's (mom's side)

 The Hartman's (dad's side)-Baby Aubrey ready to find some eggs!
 Our little brother Noah and Emily getting ready to go.
 Emily helping Aubrey!

 Noah and Aubrey!

Such a great weekend! Hope you enjoyed your Easter with your families! -Jen