Saturday, December 26, 2009


Considering starting a fresh, brand new blog in '10...will let you know. :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34
I spent a tough day worrying about the future.
Thinking of my dreams, Craig's dreams, our dreams.
How far out of reach they are.
A friend of mine had this posted on her facebook.
God knows exactly what to say to ease my troubled mind.


kind of blue today.
want to be home.
{all the time}

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


i want to have a super blog.
you know...
the kind that has all the ads...
every post gets like a bazillion comments...
the kind where i will get book offers for my funky recipes
*and craft ideas*

wouldn't that be grand?
{and for your entertainment...a bunny with a pancake on it's head}

Monday, November 2, 2009


If you are reading this, you've been tagged. Copy these questions and post the answers in your blog. It's a bit cheesy, but a time waster (if you're looking for one).
1. Where is your cell phone: in my purse...I lose it throughout the day numerous times...2. Your hair: is frizzy and hasn't been getting the daily styling attention it must be getting tired of ponytails. I would die to have this gals hair...I love her style (especially clothes...this pic does not show her cuteness!) 3. Your mother:
is awesome and has a beautiful heart...and she's a hottie and doesn't even know it :) 4. Your father:
has dimples just like mine and gets as politically charged as Craig.
5. Your favorite food:
pizza...hands down. 6. Your dream from last night:
I barely slept last night...not enough time to dream. Been dreaming of tornados lately...hmm 7. Your favorite drink:
Diet Coke/Pepsi/Mt. Dew. If we aren't talking calories though, I love Chai Lattes (with maybe a pumpkin twist), hot apple cider and this time of year, start cravin' the egg nog :) 8. Your dream/goal:
to be the best wife and mommy I can be. 9. What room are you in:
dining room/office
10. What is your hobby:
I love to bake (which goes on hiatus with dieting), decorating...especially for the holidays, making little things, trying to make people feel special and just enjoying my simple, lovely little life. 11. What is your fear:
anyone I love being hurt or in pain.
12. Where were you last night:
chillin' with my hubs 13. Something you are not:
a liberal
14. Muffins:
are so yummy...i like the tops the best. I always save it for last :) ...but to clarify I'm not a fan of my own muffin top...grrr!
15. Wish list items:
a Wii, a house, a baby, an amazing work from home be my own boss job (for when I have those babies), and happiness for everyone :)
16. Where did you grow up:
Albany, OR
17. Last thing you did:
kicked Craig's butt at Dr. Mario...and then farmed on Farmville :) 18. What are you wearing:
my way to big Old Navy pjs, Boys & Girls Club t-shirt, and OSU fleece.
19. Your TV:
is old, and I want to get a new one...with my wii. I have big dreams :)
20. Your pets:
I love my kitty :)
I also want...a mini-kitty :)....
21. Your friends:
are amazing. I am blessed.
22. Your life:
is a bundle of sweetness
23. Your mood:
anxious...been anxious a lot lately :P
24. Missing someone:
Craig...he was really sweet today and now he's sleeping....I feel like I didn't see him much today.
25. Vehicle:
camry 26. Something you’re not wearing:
a tiara
27. Your favorite store:'s Target <>28. Your favorite color:
i can't pick a favorite...i love them all :) 29. When’s the last time you laughed:
today :)
30. When’s the last time you cried:
This morning (anxious/anxiety...nothing really bad happened...i'm just a crazy girl)
31. Your best friend:
has such a beautiful heart. :) I love him. 32. One place you go over and over:
to see Ellie :)
33. One person who emails me regularly:
mainly work people...even if it's just fun mail :)
34. Favorite place to eat:
at home, when it's warm and cozy.
35. Where do you want to be in 6 years:
Still growing and going wherever I'm supposed to be.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

halloween baking.

Some fun & yummy treat ideas for Halloween.
Look for links under the photos for recipes, etc. :)
Owl & Hypto-swirl cookies from Bake It Pretty.
Spider Cupcakes from the Martha Tombstone Cookies from Sunset Magazine Peanut Butter Popcorn from the Kitchn The Classic Caramel Apple by Paula Deen

Sunday, October 18, 2009


i know i have gained weight. i know.
i don't think i can get on the scale for a week. i need to diet & exercise, then weight myself so the bitter truth won't be as difficult to swallow.

i have enjoyed myself. a lot.
even though we did a great deal of exercising with what's been happening with weight-loss...I don't think that's going to cut it for maintenance.
since before the wedding i was having a difficult time losing weight (or even a difficult time not gaining), i'm worried my last 2 week "off my diet" regimine has kicked my rear.
i really wish i could take 3 - 6 months off of work and solely focus on this and get this conquered.
i'm not really sure what to do...what direction to go. i'm thinking lots of fruits and veggies throughout the day and a lean protein dinner...and lots of exercise.
i am finding it difficult to find the motivation to do medifast.
kind of sad tonight. frustrated. disappointed and a little lost.
i hope i can get things going in the right direction.
so tired of even thinking about this.
i know i can do it. i just want to get it done already!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

and back to reality.

We had such a wonderful time with the wedding....the planning, prep, set-up, the wedding itself...everything!
But I glad my brain no longer is thinking rsvps, cake, who gets what, keys, fishing line...all of that.
The lovely Angela Cardas took some amazing photographs...
Thank you so much Angela!!
We just got back from a trip over to Black Butte Ranch and the surrounding area....loved it! We both have the same idea of a good time...lots of hiking/exploring, little bit of shopping, lots of eating and exercise.
Now I feel like life will get back to normal.
Go to work, come home, have time to actually do laundry and all sorts of little projects that have been set aside.
I am so happy to be married to my best friend. :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I love these anthropologie shoes... <3

Perfect for fall :)

black butte.

so ready. :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

halloween costume inspiration.

A little circus, a little burlesque, a little Britney.
And Target had the BEST shoes...but I need black...and apparently they have black online....ooooo

so excited. :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

it's happening.

feeling a little stress.
might go crazy.
apologies in advance.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


love this.
(ok...sometimes, I get a little artsy fartsy/hippy on myself, but only when it's cute like this)
photo cred. Bluebird Vintage

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


{for those of you that don't know yet...Blackberry Junction opens Friday}

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

plaid love.

My favorite fall fashion this year is plaid!! It's everywhere and better than ever. It's relaxed, country, but with the right belt and forward.

Anthropologie - Banking Grounds Blouse.

I'm thinking with either a high-waisted thick belt.

Forever 21 - H81 Plaid Ruffle Woven Top Forever 21 - Heritage1981 Gingham House Dress....say with a belt and leggings...oh yes. :)

Forever 21 is awesome, and I just found out they have a plus size line. That's helpful for these Junior sized stores!
Nordstrom - Love Squared Lace Trim Plaid Blouse
I so want a fall plaid dress...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

elsie's hot tip.

Miss Elsie Flannigan posted on her blog a shop she stopped by in Chicago...Renagade Handmade.
It's so great! I'm absolutely dying for this "Ah, Nuts!" print by Too Many Suitors.
This definately makes me miss screenprinting. I have got to clean my screen and get goin' on some art!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

i die.

The Rachel Zoe Project has got to be my favorite show right now!
It makes we want to be glamorous, play with clothes, hair makeup. and SHOP!

I adore every person on this show (even Taylor....with out that 'tude for everyone to roll their eyes at...we'd be missing something) :) Bowties absolutely have a new stylistic respect from me.

These sunnies are bananas :)
I so hope that this season is longer than the 5 episodes last season. Since it's began, I've been pouring through Vogue and InStyle. Even Craig is enjoying it...even though I think he's enjoying all the pretty girls in the magazines. But he made a point to tell me that the only girl pictures he has in the truck are me :) He does make me feel beautiful and glamorous.

So...if you see me wearing some funky clothes, sporting some red lipstick & hats, please forgive me...I have become a Zoe-bot.