17 February 2014

Manic Monday

So I always see these quizzes floating around facebook and I think some are hilarious (but I RARELY post the results because honestly who wants to have their feed filled with useless information like which Downton Abbey character you are?)
I still think they're funny to take.
So I took a few this morning.

First up, what accent do I have?
Apparently, North Central.
I find this amazing considering that I have spent the majority of my life in Texas and I do have a twang.
I also find it incredibly fascinating that one of the towns listed on this map is "Chisholm" and that is my maiden name. Coincidence?

Next up, which Downton Abbey character am I?
Matthew Crawley.
Now, to be fair, the quiz did not ask my gender.
I do find it a little sad that this shows me as dead though.

Finally, what state should I live in?
Originally when I took this several months ago, the quiz showed that West Virginia was the ideal state for me. West. Virginia.
Today however, the Great Lakes were the answer. 
Considering that my accent is Minnesotan, I think this to be quite fitting.

And just for the record, we have no plans on moving out of the state.

15 February 2014

Tucker's Minecraft Party

I'm sure that most people know what Minecraft is but y'all, this game is taking over our lives. Legos still have the number one spot but Steve and Creepers and The Nether and diamond swords are very much in the number two spot.

Tucker's birthday fell on a Saturday this year and thus he was adamant that he have a party ON his birthday. Luckily for me I waited till the weekend before his birthday to really sit down and plan a party. It was no surprise that Tucker was GOING to have a Minecraft party.

Insert Pinterest.

{aside, one of my best friends does not have a Pinterest account. She's crazy.}

So I googled Minecraft images and created an invite.
Minecraft font here.

Then I started creating my lists...
Saturday came and my house was transformed.

It began with a creeper shirt for myself. $5 green t-shirt and some fabric paint.

For all the place cards, I googled images and then created them in Photoshop.
Water = blue jello 

Obsidian = Oreos
Raw Fish = Swedish Fish
Red Stone = Cherry Sours
Trapdoors = Square pretzels

TNT = Red & Black Twizzlers
(cut in half, white piece of paper taped to hold)

Gold = Hershey's Nuggets
Swords made from printing out images, gluing on foam board and cutting out.

Mushrooms = Giant Marshmallows dipped in red candy melts with spinkles

Fish = Goldfish

Cake table

I made this horrendous looking cake. But it tasted good!

Creeper gift bags.
(Green bags, printed a creeper face as a template and cut faces out of black construction paper)

Melon = Grapes

Blocks = Rice Krispy Treats

I made three batches of rice krispies. I added food coloring to make them black and brown.


Entire food table

Front door

Happy birthday boy!

Minecraft Cardboard heads here.
Minecraft poster here.

17 January 2014


life rearranged

Well....at least it's Friday.

I got a new phone case. And a new phone for that matter. Pretty!

I love babies. Seriously.

Happy mail day! Do you Birchbox?

Oh my gracious, Stu and I were so little in the picture! 2002 looked pretty good on us. :)

Ahem, Chesapeake made the top 100 places to work, AGAIN. Yeehaw!

Happy Friday!
{is it odd that I have no pictures of my kids this week??}
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10 January 2014


So I promised myself that I wasn't going to go a week without blogging but here I am, a week later, and not having blogged at all since my last "insta" post.
Regardless, it was a glorious week.
The boys went back to school.
Can I get a hallelujah from all the moms out there?
I got caught up on laundry.
I had lunch two days in a row with friends.
I got to babysit.
And I overall feel fairly accomplished.

My yearly list.

'Nuff said

Everyone in this family shoots. EVERYONE.

My boys are OBSESSED with Minecraft. It just so happens that Minecraft came out with a PS3 version two weeks ago and now that boys have taken over the tv.

I can not express my joy to have this show back on. And this episode was AMAZING.

One of my goals this year is to sit in front of my handy sewing machine and actually sew something, not just fix this or that. I was so happy to get these gems in the mail to jump start that process.

We do not normally see these numbers in south Texas.

This little guy was pretty stinkin' cute.

Stuart and I did a little marriage seminar together. I need to be reminded that God made men and women different. I also need to be reminded that what I need is not what Stuart needs. And that is OK.

My "just because" flowers from my main man. :)

Happy Friday y'all!
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