Sunday, January 30, 2011

Grrrrr to Windows Vista


I hate Windows Vista...seriously. I got my Dell laptop two summers ago and it's a great computer...except for the fact that it uses Windows Vista.

Why, you ask? Well let me tell you!


After I started using my laptop, my friend introduced me to a site where I could get cute free fonts. So I visited the site and downloaded some awesome fonts and never looked back. Well, here recently I've found new fonts and digital scrapbook material that I wanted to download and use (hadn't tried downloading anything in at least a year). my computer won't open the downloads. It makes me SOOO mad!! At first, I checked out my default program and it was set to Microsoft Office, which opened things and just gave me a pop up box says the download was missing something or invalid or some crap.   So I changed my default to Internet Explorer....and it still doesn't open my downloads :(   Even worse...if I click "open" then my computer goes crazy and 15 different windows pop up and flash crazily. Through all that madness, I have to be extremely patient through this virus-like action to find the file, send to trash, then permenantly delete, for the madness to stop.

I googled...and no one has any answers. There were forums where other people had trouble downloading because of Vista.

I'm sad and don't know what to do...end of story :(

Thanks for allowing me to vent, haha.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Awesome Craft Ideas

I LOVE browsing through the Crafts and DIY Project section of Country Living!

Here are some of the projects I adore and are being added to my "To Do in the Future" list, haha :)

I ♥ this!
Since there isn't a tutoral for it on Country Living, here is one from a fellow blogger, Girl In Air. She offers a few different options too. You can use the plastic soap pumps like she demonstrated or buy a silver one to match the zinc lids.

I think it's brilliant that they decided to cover cd cases to make a wall photo...I will definately do something like this in my craft room :)

So cute! I need to make some business cards and this would be great to store them in :)

I adore this!

Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

Wednesday Blog Hops :)

Here's where I'm "hopping" today! Join in and make some new friends!

Just Married with Coupons

Wee Bit Wednesday

{one} how tall are you?
I am 5'4 and 1/2...last time I checked, haha.

{two} besides bills, what do you spend most of your money on?
next to food, probably craft supplies like beads and stuff!

{three} what are your three favorite websites?
hmmm...etsy and facebook...that's all I can come up with, haha

{four} what brand of tennis shoes do you prefer?
i don't have a particular preference. I'm in Nikes right now

{five} what food can you absolutely not stand to eat?
ground up meat of any kind
{six} How many pairs of jeans do you own?
I own about 15 or so pair of jeans... I only wear about half of them though, b/c the others are too small :(

{seven} if you could have any job, what would it be?
I honestly do not know

{eight} have you ever ridden in an ambulance?
nope! ...and hope I never have to!

{nine} how many pillows do you sleep with?
one, sometimes two. I can't stand for my head to be elevated though.

{ten} on a scale of 1-5, how organized are you?
3...sometimes I'm organized, sometimes i'm not hahah! I REALLY need to be more organized all the time though!
Now it's your turn, so head on over to Leigh Ashley's and link up!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wandering Wednesday

{one} name one thing you worry about running out of. get things done that I want to do!

{two} what is your favorite pizza topping?
I can't pick just one!! I always get mushrooms, bell peppers and black olives :d

{three} what is your favorite harrison ford movie?
hmmm...I have no idea!

{four} apple juice or orange juice?
Orange juice :)

{five} what’s your favorite thing to do on a sunday afternoon?
hang out with friends and cook w/ them :)
{six} what is the wallpaper on your cellphone of?
my dog Chooie

{seven} do you have a favorite tv commercial?
I like the one where the little toddler looks like he's sitting in front of the computer, when he talks he sounds like man. I can't remember what they're about, but it's cute.

{eight} what is the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
I'm not big on trying new things, but I think I've tried snail once.

{nine} what is one piece of clothing you can’t live without?
just like leigh ashley said...Camisoles. I wear them everyday.

{ten} if you were a character from “lost”, who would you be?
I haven't seen an episode of Lost since the first season, i think, so i can't remember any of the characters.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wednesday Hops!

Want to make new blog friends? "Hop" on over to these blog hops and link up! :)

Just Married with Coupons


Monday, January 17, 2011

Follow Us Monday Morning Hop


Question of the Week:

Are you ready for spring?
What's the one thing you are most excited about, when it comes to spring?

Yes! I love the spring :) I am most looking forward too....warm weather :) In the spring you start getting ready for the beach, the flowers start blooming, and the temperature warms up (but isn't super hot like summer). I definately can't wait!

I also hopped along at:

Just Married with Coupons

Friday, January 14, 2011

Stylish blogger Award...again! :)

Frenchy at Le Chateau des fleurs was so kind to give me the Stylish blogger Award :) Thanks so much!! I'm honored!

(1) Link up to the person who gave you the award
(2) List 7 things about yourself
(3) Pass on the award to more great bloggers
(4) Let them know you gave them an award

7 (more) Things About Me:

1. I have a new love for Oreos.

2. I am thinking about opening an Etsy shop :)

3. I hate being ignored.

4. I hate artificial light...during the day I need actual sunlight :)

5. I'd be lost without my computer!

6. Everytime I watch a Disney movie I can't help but think about how it takes SOOO many drawings to make just one expression or movement happen! Crazy!

7. I will be 25 in March...yikes! haha

Now, time to give this blog award to some deserving bloggers I've recently discovered....

These are my top 5 deserving Stylish bloggers :) If you haven't checked them out, then what are you waiting for?!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesday

{one} have you ever been on tv?
I don't think so. I've been in the newspaper, but not on tv!

{two} what was the best movie you saw last year?
I didn't see very many movies, but I have to say that the best was "Eclipse"...mainly because I went with a group of friends for the midnight premier :)  It's our Twilight series tradition!

{three} do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
I sleep with them tucked in for like, a day...then they get untucked b/c I end up feeling claustrophobic! Plus, when I get hot at night, I just cool off by hanging my feet out :) A tucked in sheet hinders me!

{four} do you cut coupons?
Nope....I don't take the time too, although I really need to!

{five} do you ever count your steps when you walk?
No...I have before though.

{six} what sauce do you dip your chicken nuggets in?
Bbq sauce :)

{seven} do you have any magazine subscriptions?
Nope! Haha, unless you count Victoria Secret

{eight} when was the last time you wrote a letter on paper?
About a year ago!

{nine} what’s your favorite fruit pie?
Apple. yum.

{ten} black olives or green olives?
Black. And on my pizza and in my taco dip!

Hope you enjoy! Visit Leigh Ashley for the weekly wednesday link up!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Just a little Sneak Peak :)

I am working on a cute little something and can't wait to here's a sneak peak.

...from the camera phone....much cuter in person :)


Wordless Wednesday ... w/ words, haha

Summer 2010 :)
One of my good friends and I chillin by the pool...I already can't wait for it to be summer again! (Although I do enjoy wearing my boots and cute sweaters)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Some hand-made Christmas gifts I recieved :)

My mom made me some super adorable gifts for Christmas that I just HAD to share! Haha, I know Christmas was a couple weeks ago, but I'm just now getting around to sharing with you!

She made me some earrings, a scrabble tile pendant bracelet of Audrey Hepburn (love) and an ornament w/ a pic of me and the boyfriend.

I asked for and received this huge poster (exact picture) of Audrey Hepburn for Christmas last year. This year they snuck it out of the house and had it framed for me as my gift! I love's a black frame w/ red trim in the center.
My mom made this bracelet from that same picture and added pearls and red glass beads. It's gorgeous and I love it!! :)

And how cute are these earrings?! They are simple, yet stylish :) They make me smile...

She also made me these adorable gloves!

She got the idea from a fellow blogger...whoever you are, these were a great idea. These that she made me, I also love! Haha, when I showed them off to friends, some asked if she placed the "ring" on that specific finger as a hint! Funny :D

Did you receive any hand-made Christmas gifts that you're in love with?

PS..You can check out my mom's blog here :)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Headband :)

I made a new headband :)

(made by me)

I saw this one (below) at Dillard's..but didn't want to by 20 something dollars for it! So I made my own :) Obviously it's the logical thing to do!
you can find this one here @ Dillards

...and here I am, wearing it! Please excuse my pictures...I'm lookin' a little rough! lol
(It's a bit dificult to see it too since it's black and my hair is brown :/ )

lol, yep...this pic awesome..NoT

I'm pretty excited though. I've made other headbands as gifts for friends, but for some reason had yet to make one for myself! So when I saw that one at Dillard's, I knew I had to make it for myself.

I bought the black fabric covered headband  at Hobby Lobby for about $1. I usually take a plastic headband from the dollar store and cover it myself w/ either fabric or ribbon...but I cheated and used a pre-covered band!

Next I just cut out three circles from felt and used those circles as templates to cut my circles out of my satin fabric.

Finally, I just folded up the fabric circles and hot glued them to the felt. It took anywhere from 8-10 satin circles to make each flower.

Just glue it onto the headband now!

I'll post a tutorial with pictures soon...just couldn't wait to show you!!


Linking up with...

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Resolutions


Do you have any resolutions for the 2011 New Year?

At first I didn't want a resolution, but I changed my mind.

Typically, many women choose the resolution to "lose weight"...well, I've used that one before and decided against it...time to be a little more specific about what I want. Sure, I want to lose weight...but I always want to, haha!  

My resolutions:

1. Exercise a minimum of 4 times a week. (i.e.Getting that heart rate up!)

2. Find a new job...a career to be exact. My current has had me in a bad mood for a solid month...and counting!

3. Read my bible every day.

4. Stop drinking sodas! ...again, lol. I quit the beginning of summer in 2010, but it only lasted a couple months. Time to get serious!!