Monday, November 30, 2009

Favorite Holiday Dessert

I would like to feature some great holiday dessert recipes next week. In order to do this I need your help. I would love for you to share your recipes with me so I can share them with everyone else. If you would like to participate please e-mail me your favorite holiday dessert recipe at Also include a link to your blog so I can make sure I give you proper credit. If you have any pictures feel free to send those as well. I would really appreciate your help! Thanks so much!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Book Number 14

I finished reading Sleeping Arrangements. I actually finished it a while ago but kept forgetting to post. I thought this was an amazing book. Of course I've loved every book by Madeleine Wickham/Sophie Kinsella. I thought all of the stories about relationships were interesting. I loved the interaction between everyone. I thought the nanny was hilarious with all of her "jokes." It has been so long since I read it, I forgot the characters names...haha. I do remember that I really enjoyed the book and finished in about 3 days because I could not put it down. I highly recommend this book.

14 books down, 41 left. I bought two books while I was at home this week and can't wait to read them (especially since I only paid $4 total for both books).

Hope you had a great Sunday.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Things I'm Grateful for this Week

Thanksgiving food
Grandma's peanut butter fudge
Shopping and the wonderful Black Friday deals
And these amazing people...

My siblings and I

My sisters and I

I hope you had a great time this week. Let me know what your favorite parts of your Thanksgiving were.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family. I'm excited to eat all types of yummy food and be lazy all day long. And for those of you who don't celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you have a fantastic Thursday. I'm excited for Black Friday shopping bright and early tomorrow morning!! Hope to find some great deals. Do you participate in Black Friday shopping?

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

This Reminds Me Of...

I know I haven't posted in awhile. Sorry. School has been quite overwhelming this past week. Many projects and a history research paper (ick) and a presentation. All due today and tomorrow. What are these crazy professors thinking? Anyways I plugged my camera in to upload some pictures and I found this amazing photo (I think it's amazing).

I know it is quite similar to many other photos I've shared with you. But for some reason this one reminds me of phrase "Arabian Nights" mentioned in Aladdin. I'm unsure of why but it does. I hope to catch up on some posts this week as well as reading while I am on my Thanksgiving break. I hope you all had a wonderful Monday.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Puzzle Ring. I want one!!

Isn't this ring gorgeous? This lady I work with had one on yesterday. Guess what the cool thing about it is! It comes apart like this:Are you wondering why? This a puzzle ring. People used them in the Middle Ages. Kings normally gave them to their wives because they (a) had a lot of wives and (b) if you took it off to fool around with someone else they would know because the wives didn't know how to put them back together. Isn't that so cool? This ring is a 6 band one but they have ones that go up to 12 bands. I want one.

{images from here}

Monday, November 16, 2009

Things I'm Loving This Week

Idea stolen from the lovely Nicole of my teacups in peony.

This (more like last) week I am loving:

The opportunity to spend time at home with my family and friends.

My older sister's new jewelry store. She has an etsy shop but now has an actual store in our hometown.

My younger sister is starting to recover from being sick (yay!).

My brother has grown like 10 inches (an exaggeration but it feels like that much).

The crafty new headband I made (with a little help from my mother and the wonderful Rubyellen from cakies).

The fantastic ring I recieved from juneshin ( my professor asked me if it was an heirloom yesterday).

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Letter to You

Dear Jerk who lives below me,

I am a student. I want to graduate within four years. In order to do that I need sleep and I need time to study. I can not accomplish either one of these when you play your music so freaking loud that my floor vibrates. It feels like an earthquake and that the floor could give way at any minute. I know you need to listen to music or practice or whatever the heck it is you do down there...but PLEASE learn that at 12:30 on a Wednesday night some people (like me) are sleeping and they have to wake up at 6:30 the next morning. Seriously learn some common courtesy. I'm not afraid to call the sheriff again but I still have some small hope that you will realize what a jerk you are being and stop. I would greatly appreciate it. I'll even bake you your favorite cookies. Please just let me live in peace and quiet!


Your fantastic neighbor (who secretly wishes you would get evicted)

Friday, November 13, 2009

What would you like?

I have sort of hit a small writers block. Ideas come to me during the day when I am away from the computer and then I sit down to blog and my idea has seemed to lock itself away somewhere in my brian. Of course I have misplaced the key to this place it is hiding.
So I thought I would have you (my fabulous readers) ask me questions on anything you want to know about me or tell me few topics you would like me to write about.
I would love to hear your thoughts and questions. You can leave them right here in the comment section or you can e-mail me @
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
Remember to enter the megmichelle giveaway if you haven't already.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Children's Books

Since I am studying to be an Elementary Education teacher, I get to take fun classes such as World Literature for Children. Above is a collage of books I have read that I think everyone needs to read. Especially children in the 3rd through 5th grade. These books are fabulous and well written. If you have children these are great books for them to read. If you have any questions about any of the books please ask me.

Make sure you enter my megmichelle giveaway.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

100th Post and a Giveaway!

Dear Lovely Readers,

I have finally reached my 100th post. In order to thank you all for being amazing I am having a giveaway. YAY! My fabulous sister of megmichelle is going to give one lucky reader their choice of anything in her store priced at $25 or under. Since it is my first giveaway I am going to allow only one entry per person.

To enter all you need to do is:
  • Visit her Etsy shop here
  • Leave a comment on this post telling me which piece you would love to have
  • Make sure I am able to find your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win. Either leave it in your comment or have it linked on your profile/blog.
All comments must be entered by Monday, November 16th at 8 pm EST. I will use to decide on a winner. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 17th.
The winner has 48 hours to respond to my e-mail or I'll pick another winner.

Thank you so much for reading and Good luck!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Guilty Pleasures

I saw a discussion on 20sb about guilty pleasures. I decided I would share my top 5 guilty pleasures with you.
  1. Milk-duds. I love them. I could eat three boxes in one day. Unfortunately I have limit myself or I would be very unhealthy.
  2. Trashy romance novels. Maybe they aren't the "trashy" ones but they are all about the romance. Some days I just can't help myself, I have to pick one up and read it.
  3. Ryan Reynolds. ( cute) I could stare at him all day.
  4. Painting my toe nails.
  5. Gilmore Girls. I love this show so much. I have 5 out of the 7 seasons on DVD.

I would love for you share yours with me. You can leave it in a comment or if you post about it on your blog leave me a link.

I hope you had a fabulous weekend.

Girl Crush?

After watching Carrie Underwood's music video for Cowboy Casanova I have developed a serious girl crush on her. I love this video and all of her fabulous outfits. I like the song as well.

Who is your crush??

Friday, November 6, 2009

Look at what I won!

This is the lovely prize I won! I am so excited! It is by JuneShin. You should really check out her blog and her fabulous Etsy shop. This has pretty much made my entire weekend.
This causes for celebration. *happy dance*

I hope you have a fabulous Friday and find something to dance about.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Book Number 13

I finished reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected. I thought the writing was very well done and the story line was amazing. I enjoyed escaping into a fantasy world where all kinds of magical things can happen. You should definitely read it if you haven't already.

I just picked up Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham. Hopefully I will have that finished before the weekend is over.

Guess what! I won a give away! My first one. I am so excited. I will have to show you my lovely prize soon. :]

I hope you have had a fabulous Thursday.

Forty-two books left until I reach my goal.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

When I Grow Up

When I was a young girl I wanted to be a princess when I grew up. When I found that Sarah meant "Hebrew Princess" I knew I just had to grow up and marry a prince.  I had dreams of being a princess and living in a fabulous castle. I bought I tiara (a bridal one) when I was 11 or 12 for my Halloween costume. In all honesty, I still have it. I would be lying if I told you I didn't put it on and still use my imagination. (giggle) Sometimes I still daydream about it. Tim tells me that I'll always be his princess. I'm a very lucky girl. 

When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up? 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What's more important, Love or Silliness?

As I was watching Friends last night, Ross asked Chandler and Monica "What is more important Love or Silliness?" I don't know why but this made me giggle an uncontrollable amount.  I think it is important to have an equal amount of love and silliness. And I love this quote, I found it on weheartit. What is your opinion?? What do you think is an important quality in a relationship?

I got a 99.4 on my test in geography. *happy dance* 

I hope you had a wonderful Tuesday. 

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cowboy Take Me Away..

Sometimes I wish I could just escape to a place like this. I could lay on a blanket and sleep or read a book. This weekend has just been one of those where I feel I need an escape. I can't believe there is only a month left in this semester. After this so many things are going to change and I'm not quite ready for it. I wish I could just spend a day doing nothing in a place like the picture. 

{image: weheartit}

Funny Video For This Week

I find this video adorable and it makes me laugh. Panda bears are so cute.