Thursday, March 29, 2012


A few weeks ago I was approached about reading a book written by Stephanie Nielsen of the Nie Nie Dialogues.  I was excited because I was already planning on reading it!

Reading the book awakened within me a huge sense of love and empathy for someone I don't personally know.  I literally cried through the whole thing and kept imagining myself in that situation and how I would deal with it.  It's a book about hope as well as her relationship with her darling husband 'Mr Nielsen' and their 4 beautiful children.  She describes deeply personal near death experiences, and shares with her readers how her relationship with Jesus Christ strengthened her and got her through difficult times.  I received the book and had finished it within 24 hours because it was such a good book.  After reading it I had a desire to be a better mother and to view my own personal beauty as something that is truly found on the inside.  Read it you will feel so blessed for all you have and feel encouraged to become a better person!!

Pre-order it here (it comes out April 3) and let me know if you read it what you think!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

OOTD- This should be PINK!!!

We found out baby #4 is a GIRL!!!  I am so excited to have another little girl but my poor son was really hoping for a boy.  Don't even mention having another one...  I have been busy shopping for the little princess and immediately ordered these blankets and this little outfit.  Shopping for little girls is so FUN!!  Here is an outfit from last week  I really should have paired it with a pink cardigan to celebrate!!
Dress Anthropologie: similar here
Cardigan Nordsrom: similar here
Shoes Waving Grains Anthropologie: similar here

HUNGER GAMES comes out on Friday I am so excited (I actually rented a theatre for a pre-screening on Thursday night!  I also almost got an ulcer selling all the tickets but it all came together)  and now I can't wait!!!!!


A month ago contacted me about reviewing a flat iron, of course I was happy to get a free flat iron!  I really like the Hanna Salon flat iron!  I thought it was honestly a little overpriced (since my other one was a Chi knockoff for 50 bucks.)  But it slid down my hair easier and the heat settings went up quite a bit higher than my other one!  Plus with such cute packaging who would not want this flat iron?  Here are some picture of the product.
Here is how it came...

I would say if you are in the market for a high-end flat iron this would be a great buy!

Friday, March 2, 2012

A little project!

I decided to give my laundry/mud room a makeover, it was time consuming but I am so happy with the results!  I want to get a few knick-knacks to go on top of the washer.

Before this shelf was always filled with clutter!

During the process (it did take about 6 hours with 2 people working just FYI) I got my stencil here for about 20 bucks!


I plan on ordering this pendant lamp to complete the room!

*Next up stenciling my pantry!!!