Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pinteresting Wednesday

It's time for Pinteresting Wednesday!

Linking up with The Vintage Apple Pinteresting Wednesday!!

Love this pop of color--the earrings are the most expensive item in the whole set; go figure!
Loving this outfit

20 wrap ideas...yumm!
These look so yummy!!

Sadly, my favorite coffee date friend lives two states away.
Treated myself to a Chai Tea Latte extra foam YUMMY!

Digging this nail idea!

Pizza Dip
Pizza dip, looks good, might have to try this!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Friend or Foe

Today is a venting blog so bare with me!!

I had a friend and for names sake we will call her 'Lisa'

Lisa and I met in college. I stood up in her wedding. A few years ago when Lisa got married she moved to North Carolina and then Colorado. (Her husband at the time was in the military) Lisa also has a 3yr old son.

Recently I posted on my facebook that I was going to see my nephew Henry for the first time. Lisa recently got divorced from her husband and moved back to Wisconsin. My brother and sister in law (who had Henry) live close to Lisa. Probably about 30 mins away from each other. Lisa wrote on my facebook, "hmm I wonder if you were going to text me and let me know you were in the area?"

At this point, I became EXTREMELY annoyed. First of all, not everything is about you Lisa. That particular day was about Henry. It was my first nephew and the first time I was going to meet him. Instead of saying something like "hey congrats" or "how exciting" she had to make it COMPLETELY about herself.

This isn't the first time that Lisa has done this either. Now granted when Lisa was going thru her divorce I wasn't there for her as much as I should have been. And I regret that. With that being said though, when Lisa and I speak on the phone it's all about her. She never asks how I'm doing, my family, my husband, our struggles with infertility, nothing. It's just all about her and her life. I just thought that friendship was a 2 way street. I show interest in her life and situations and I just wish she would do the same for me. When she calls she tells me all about her life and then the conversation ends there. I mean we used to be so close in college...when I went through this awful awful break up with my first boyfriend she was there for me. We used to have 'sleepovers' in our dorm rooms and stay up all night talking, laughing, etc. I miss that so much. It just seems things have changed so much between us...

Ok, well I apologize for the debbie downer post but I just needed to vent...tomorrow I will be linking up for my favorite post, Pinteresting Wednesday!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Fun Photo Friday

Today I am linking up with  Page Twenty-Two for Fun Photo Fridays!

Today I would jump back to this photo:

This photo was taken a few years ago. Anytime with my bcf Miranda is fun. In fact yesterday she came with me to meet my nephew Henry. I don't think we stopped talking from the moment we got in the car. I've never been a girl who has a ton of friends. I just have a handful who are the best. I would consider Miranda one of them!

Happy Friday everybody! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pintersting Wednesday!

Linking up with Michelle at The Vintage Apple for Pinteresting Wednesday!

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Wall Mirror Mr Owl $55

A list of 48 pictures you will remember if you grew up in the 90's. Love it.

St. Patrick's Day dessert bar :)

Happy Wednesday!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Cute Blog Award


Jessica at  O. Alouette passed this Cute Blog Award on to me! I was so excited when I saw this for 2 reasons. 1.) It had an owl, tee hee 2.) Jessica has over 200 followers and she chose me!

Here's how it works - upon receiving the award, you are to:
1) Link back to the person who awarded you
2) Answer all of the award questions
3) Tell something about yourself that you haven't told anyone on your blog yet
4) Award as many bloggers that you think are worthy of this award and make them aware of it
Here are the questions:

What is your go to makeup brand?

I use Bare Minerals for my foundation. Yes it's exspensive but it works really well and it tends to last a long time. I highly recommend it!

For everything else I use Cover Girl. It's nice because you can get it anywhere. I really love their eyeliner the most!
What was your favorite fashion trend of 2011?

I'm going to have to go to with I have no idea on this one because I have no clue what the fashion trends for 2011 were!

What is your favorite dessert?

I love red velvet cake! (My Mom and Grandma make the best home made red velvet cake!)

What is your favorite color?

Grey! I have a lot of clothing in grey!

What is your middle name?
Ann. I am not named after anyone. My parents just thought it went well with Katie.

The last song you listened too?
Brokenhearted by Karmin

Dogs or Cats?
Dogs. I have 2 wonderful, cute, sassy dogs of my own! Gracie (mini daschund) and Willow (malti poo)

Something you haven't told anyone (on your blog) yet?
Sure, but I am saving them for when I get the courage to write about them! ;)

Passing this on to:

Sarah at Barbie's World

Shannon at Page Twenty-Two

Thanks again Jessica! This was fun!

Go check out Jessica's blog here. She seems like a great girl and we have the same taste in romantic comedy's!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

What's on Your Fridge

Today I am linking up with Miranda at Aimless Translation for What's on Your Fridge?
What an awesome idea!!

This is the front of my fridge (the top freezer part) Upper right had corner are magnets of places we have/I have been. Every state/place we try to get a magnet. Boston, Lake Tahoe, San Fransico, Japanese Tea Garden, Disney World, Bahamas, Las Vegas, Napa Valley, etc. I love magnets that have inspirational quotes. So far I have 3. Also owl magnets on my fridge. A picture of our dog Nitro (he past away) he is the in the top right of the picture. Then Willow and Gracie when they were puppies. A picture of my sisters dog Minnie...I'm sure you can figure out which one is her with the ears! Some pictures of Brent and I. Under neath the Disney magnet is a picture of my husband and his brother Blake at a Milwaukee Brewers game. I(In the future I will do a blog about Brewer games!) Also a picture of my cousins daughter Juliana...she is having her first birthday party this weekend!

Bottom half of the fridge. Yes that is a spam magnet. My parents went and saw where they make it and got my siblings and I all magnets. lol. Top picture of my bff and I at her wedding. (She was my made of honor :) At Christmas time when people send the 'picture cards' I cut their picture out. So there is a picture of my husbands Aunt and Uncle at a Packer Game...Next picture on the far left is a picture of my bcf and I in our Packer jersey's. The Eeyore picture is a picture that my cousins's son colored for me. The picture in the Petco frame is of my sister and her husband and dog

Left side of the fridge...Top picture is of my coworker on her wedding day. She is absoutley stunning! Second pic from the top is of my sisters and I in Vegas! 3 pic down is a pic magnet of our dog Willow. Next pic is the Packer schedule from this year. The last pic is of my family's last name.

Right side of the fridge. Another picture of our dog Nitor. Top picture is of my 2 of my cousins and my sister and I when we went out for the night. (This night was so hilarious!) Remember Miranda?! Some menus and a save the date pic on the right. In the middle is our wedding annoucment. Some paper to jot down notes or grocery lists! Another pic is of my friend Tara and the bridesmaids at her wedding. Should I take the pic down because she isn't married to him anymore?? And the last pic on the bottom left hand corner is of my brother/sister in law. It was their xmas card this year but I cut off the part that said Merry Christmas and hung it up on the fridge!

Closer look of front of fridge.

Ok well that was super fun! That is everything on my fridge! What an awesome link up today! Show us what's on your fridge!! <3 Katie

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

Linking up today with for Pinterest Wednesday!!

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There are some men that I work with that I would love to trash talk!!

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Yummy fruit pizza!!

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I love you. You are one of the most AMAZING singers I have ever heard! I quite frequently belt your songs out in the car and shower :)

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True Story..especially since I met my husband!

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Loving this nail color...MUST find!

Happy Wednesday...working 6p-6a tonight...yuck yuck yuck!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Since I can't afford to get everyone a gift I am giving you the above card! (Notice the owl ;)

Today I am just going to review a few things from the past couple days...

On Saturday I became a proud owner of this DVD
I watched it twice already...the wedding scene is still my favorite part of the movie. And yes I cry when I watch it. What can I say I'm a big sap!!

I also went to go see 'The Vow' last night

I would have to say I give it a B/C....
I just felt like there was something missing between the actors. Don't get me wrong Channing Tatum did a wonderful job! I just thought there would be more love between them...and maybe that's the point was that it was inspired by true events. I'm still glad I went to see it but when it was done I was a little dissapointed. I was left wanting more.  Did any of you see it? What did you think?

I'm going to convince my husband he should let me buy the Kardashian collection of nail polish ;)

Other then that, I have to drive 2 1/2 hours today to drop my dogs off at my in-laws house. My husband has this 'school forrest' thing where him and the 5th grade classes from him school spend the night in cabins and do outdoorsy things. I work the next 2 nights so no one will be home to watch my puppies. There for they are going to the in-laws (they love it there) I excpect them to way 10 more lbs when we pick them up this weekend. My mother in law loves to give them treats!! Happy Valentine's Day to ALL of my blogging friends! Love ya girls!! xoxo

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentines Swap

Linking up today to show you what I got in the V-Day Swap.
I was paired up with the lovely Sarah at Life is What you Make it

I got a nice card, cinnamon hearts and a cute bottle of Nicole heart nail polish!
Thank you Sarah!

What did you guys all get?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fun Photo Fridays

It's Friday! And I'm linking up with the sweetie pie Shannon @ Page Twenty-Two for Fun Photo Friday!

Today I would jump back into this photo...

This is a picture of me and "my girls" We all went to college together. This was last year when we went to a Wisconsin Badger Hockey game.
We tried to get together once or twice a year but it's so hard to find a date that works for all of us! College wouldn't have been what it was if it hadn't been for these girls! Some of the best years so far of my life! :D 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's Ok Thursday

Today I am linking up with 'A Complete Waste of Makeup' for 'It's Ok Thursday'

It's ok...

...that I slept from 12 hours today! (God did it feel good!)

...that I watched 'Teen Mom 2' last night and cried when Corey cried when he found out that his wife Leah cheated on him the week before there wedding.

...that I wrote down recipes from Pinterest and am going to go to the store later and buy the supplies!

...that I still look at houses for sale even though I LOVE the house we built. (I do it just for fun)

...that I tricked the neighbor dog to come over by me so I could pet her (though the neighbor lady came out and yelled at her and it really was my fault :(

...that I told my husband I wasn't going to go shopping today but I didn't say for craft stuff at Michael's ;)

...that I still get jealous when my Mom calls me and tells me she talked to my other 2 sisters today (I like to think I'm the only child she talks to)

...that I'm secretly hoping that my sister-in-law can hold off till next week to have her baby, that way I will have the weekend off I can come meet my new nephew!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

What's Your Love Story?

Stumbled across this great blog and wanted to partake in Mrs. to Mama What's your love story!

Taken Ladies

1. How long have you and your significant other been together? We've been together for over 3 years but have been married for 1 year and 8 months
2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?}
My husband and I met on winked at him and he winked back. We started e-mailing each other back and forth for a week. I would get up early to see if he e-mailed me. Then we decided to exchange numbers. After talking on the phone for about a week we decided to 'meet in person' I met him and we went out for dinner. I ordered this really gross sandwhich and picked at my food. He thought I hated the place he picked out, I didn't, I just didn't like what I ordered! We then went bowling where we bowled 2 games each. After that we went to a move (Role Models). Then we went back to his place so I could see his puppy Nitro. Then he gave me a hug goodbye. Once I got my car I was giddy. I though we really hit this off. Brent asked me to text him when I got back to make sure I got home ok. (I knew he was a good guy then) I texted him when I got back to my apartment and asked him if he wanted to watch the Packer game tomorrow together. He said yeah that would be great! We liked each other even more because we bothed loved the Packers. We were inseperable ever since. :)
3. If married, how long have you been married? If not, is this the guy you hope to marry? {do tell}
My husband and I have been married for a year and 8 months. We got married June 26th 2010
4. If you are married, where did you get married at? Big or small wedding?  If not, where would you like to get married? And will it be big or small?
My husband had a small/medium wedding. A little over 160 guests. We got married in the home town where I grew up. I always wanted to get married in the church that I grew up with and Brent said he didn't care where we got married as long as we got married!
5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share!
Lol. I call Brent, "Brenty" all the's just a nickname that has stuck since the beginning of our relationship and he just usually says 'hun'
6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
I love how protective of me he is. Wether it's a coworker or a fight with my sisters he always has my back and asks if I want him to say anything to them. Another thing I love most about him is his love for sports. My father is a big sports guy so I grew up with baseball and football in my life... I don't think anyone knows as much about sports as my husband does! The last thing I love about my husband is his sense of humor. He can always make a joke out of a situation and tries not to be serious all the time. Sometimes you just need that in life!
7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal?
My husband stopped by my apartment on a Friday before I had to go in to work. He had these box of M&M's that were multi colored and said he wanted to know if I could help seperate the colors for him. I thought weird but hey he's a teacher so maybe he's doing it for his class or something. I sat down at my kitchen table and opened the box of M&M's. When I looked at the M&M's some of them said 'Katie will you" "marry me" My jaw dropped on the floor. I looked over and Brent and he was down on one knee. He said that I was the most amazing women he had ever met and he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me, would I marry him. I actually just kept saying 'Oh my god' over and over again because I couldn't believe this was actually happening to me! I said yes and he put the ring on my finger which was gorgeous!
8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberries, champagne, and rose petals?
Teddy Bear and flowers kind of guy. In fact that's what I got last year, flowers and a teddy bear!
9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?
Pop a movie in and relax on the couch girl all the way. One of my favorite things to do with my husband!
10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere?
I would love to go to a foreign country with my husband. (We went to the Bahamas this past summer) but I would love to go to Japan or Ireland with him.
11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day.
I actually have off Valentines' Day this year however I have to drive my dogs to my in laws house who live on the opposite side of the state so I won't get home till later in the evening. So I think we are just going to exchange small gifts and watch a movie. I wouldn't want it any other way!
12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day?
I hope for flowers but I'm not the kind of girl who tells my husband he has to buy me a necklace or anything ;) (mean no offense to those who do!)
13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love.
Communicate. Communicate. Communicate. That's my best advice. Don't stop talking. Niether sex can read each other's mind. He doesn't know what's wrong with me or why I'm upset if I don't tell him and vice versa! We always say 'I love you' before we go to bed. That was the best piece of advice that my grandparents who were married for 53 years told me! 'Never go to bed with out saying I love you!
14.  Show us a picture of what love means to you.
Our Wedding Day

When the Packers went to the Super Bowl last year!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

All About Me Monday

Thought I would do some random things about me so you can get to know me better :)

1.) I could live in sweatpants and hoodies all day, every day!

2.) I have this natural instinct to protect my younger brother. I know he is a grown adult but it's hard not to see him as anything but my baby brother. I would go to the ends of the earth for him

3.) God. The older I get the more spiritual and closer relationship I get with God. Every night before bed I pray and talk to God and tell him about my day or what's on my mind. After that's all said and done I ask him to watch over my family and friends.

4.) My family is my life. Period. I love them. They aren't perfect. They're loud. They can be blunt, almost to the point of offensive. But they are mine. Don't ever hurt them. Ever since my Grandpa died I've become close to Miranda. I love them. I love all my cousins. =] I have the best brother-in-law in the world. Ben is like a brother to me. He's funny. He's nice and I couldn't pick a better guy for my sister.

5.) Jackie & Rachel. Are my sisters. They are 6 and 7 years older then me. I always wished I could have been closer in age to them. It was always the two of them and I always felt left out. Not that they did it on purpose it's just that they were closer in age and I was such younger then them. Over the past couple years we have become a lot closer.

6.) Watching Will & Grace will never get old to me. EVER. I pretty much know all episodes. I own all 8 seasons. If you ever wanna throw random quotes back and forth it would be fun.
That's it here! Hope your Monday is going ok...working tonight...yuck!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Fun Photo Friday

Today I am linking up with Shannon Fun Photo Friday!

If you could transport yourself back to a moment in one of your favorite photographs which one would you choose today??

I would jump back in to this photo right here. This was my wedding day (06/26/10) The best day of my life. I love this photo because pretty much everyone is laughing and having a great time. Everyone in my bridal party got along so well. It was great to have the girls I love the most be my bridesmaids. The reception was the best part! (I love to dance and drink with family and friends, although I probably dance like Elaine on Seinfield) Hope you guys have a great weekend and make sure to check out Shannon's blog! She's adorable! :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

It's Ok Thursday!

Time for another "It's Ok" Thursday!

  • that I cut my finger trying to take a lid off a can..maybe if the can opener actually would have cut the lid?!
  • that I've watched the movie Tangled about 10x's...I just think it's really cute!
  • that the Packers aren't going to be playing in the Super Bowl this Sunday...(I guess I will root for the Giants ;) that's for you Courtney)
  • that I really wish I could meet some of the bloggers in person..why can't you gals live in Wisconsin?!
  • that I just can't seem to find any new music to download
  • that I think Jenelle on Teen Mom 2 is one hott mess. Get rid of Kiefer and get your life on track girl!!
  • that once again I DON'T want to work tonight...why must jails be open 24/7...can't inmates just take care of themselves?
  • that I asked my brother and sister in law (husbands brother) to do something 3 different times and they seem to always say no :(
  • that I miss my bcf and bff more then they know
  • that my dog Willow really needs a bath and his teeth brushed (he's stinky) and we keep saying 'tomorrow'
Happy Thursday everyone...thank God tomorrow is Friday! It can't come soon enough!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Did A Little Shopping!

So yesterday I did a little shopping, and here is what I got!!
I'm not sure what this is but I saw it was for $1 so I got had an owl on it :)

Owl Art Work from Target
I got this yesterday (I had ordered it from Amazon) Owl key fabs! (They go over your regular keys) Are you sensing a theme? lol

Got these 2 shirts and Old Navy

Owl place mats from Kohls

Owl table runner from Kohls

Owl towels from Kohls

And Nike can never have enough socks, (ok actually I don't, my dogs rip holes in my socks so I was forced to get new ones lol)