Friday, November 30, 2012


Since I LOVE me some instagram, I thought this would be a fun weekly post! You will probably see alot of repeats because I am not a photographer, so to make my pictures look better I break out my Instagram app! I know photographers are laughing at my attempt to make my pics look edited, but I could give a rip! I don't have time or patience to mess with Photoshop, nor do I have that expensive software! Besides, everyone is doing photography now, I can think of atleast 5 people who I know that are photographers or trying to get started in the business, who needs one more haha! I don't think I know how to use all the features, however, so how do y'all make a collage thing??

Some of my pics on Instagram lately...

Every time I went in for a sono when I was pregnant with Zane, his ankles were always crossed!! He still crosses them constantly!!

 This is one of my favorite pics right now! Me and my boy goofing around Christmas shopping!

I LOVE this one of my boys eating suckers!! My husband would give them to Zane for teething! Big mistake, we had to hide our candy dish!

My new, GORGEOUS Nativity scene!! This is a must Christmas piece! Jesus is the reason for the season!!!
I need to get better taking Instagram photos, but y'all follow me on there ok? lesward311
Linking up with Life Rearranged

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

So many things to love right now! 

I really love this Christmas season since Zane is old enough now to really enjoy it! He loves our tree and all our decor, and I cannot wait to buy him tons of presents!!!!!

My mantle!

Isn't my Nativity gorgeous??

This is the 1st time we have ever put lights on our house!

Fun shopping with my little man!!
I cannot live without these things! They wipe up any little thing and disinfect! With a toddler in the house, it's very important!

It's finally cooled off here in the great state of Texas and I'm really loving it!!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE being a mommy to this little boy! He's so hilarious and cute and sweet!!!!

I'm linking up with,,,

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

We have a winner!!

And the winner of the Christmas card giveaway is.....Tracy Howard!!!!!! Congrats!  Let's email and get this thing personalized for ya!! And a special thanks to my friend Amy at Bleu Print Shoppe!!!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

And the award goes to...

Well I am excited! Heather (my SIL) nominated me for the Liebster Award!  I was not sure what in the heck this was! But I'm super glad I do now and I was honored to be awarded!!! Isn't this button cute?? What is it you ask, read on...
This award is given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers! The award is then passed on to other bloggers in the same category to help spread their names around and support one another! I'm so excited since I have been trying to get lots of new followers!!!

If you receive this award, there are a few rules that you must follow...

  •  Each blogger nominated must post 11 things about themselves.
  • Then answer the 11 questions the tagger has asked.
  • Blogger must then create 11 questions of their own to ask the bloggers they decide to nominate.
  • Then they must choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate and link them on their blog post.
  • Finally, the bloggers must be notified of their award! 
  • Oh, and there are no tag backs

11 Random Facts about ME!

1) I am a serious neat-freak!!
2) But I HATE doing dishes!
3) My dream is to have a house in the mountains!!!
4) I have broken 3 cameras all in one year
5) I used to be addicted to running! I actually used to run to my gym, just to run and then run home!
6) I am pretty knowledgable in medicine and anatomy, I made A's in Biology in college, it just clicks with me.
7) No one knows this...but, sometimes I think I could have been a doctor, because of the above question, but I hate school.
8) I love reality shows, not the Bachelor kind of stuff, but like Teen Mom, The Voice, Giuliana & Bill, and yes The Kardashians!!
9) I hate tea.
10) I have always lived by the railroad.
11) I have a major crush on Ian Kinsler, he plays 2nd base for the Texas Rangers

Questions from Heather:

1) Dogs or Cats? Dogs for sure! Cats, to me are nasty! But I love their craziness!

2) Pink or Purple? Tough one, but still pink!

3) Do you like pulp in your OJ? Heck no!!

4) What is your favorite color? I don't have just one! I love turquoise, green, red, blue, you name it! 

5) If you could eat only one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?  And not get fat or have health problems, it'd have to be

6) What was your first concert? I think Travis Tritt

7) Do you own cowboy/girl boots?  Does a dog lick his behind?? Yes, I have cowboy boots, I live in Texas!

8) Dr. Pepper or Coke?  If I HAD to choose, I guess DP

9) What is your favorite city to visit? New York!!

10) What is your biggest pet peeve? Liars, hands down!

11) Do you prefer Summer or Winter?  um, Spring!

My Questions for my super cool nominees:
1) Are you right or left handed?
2) What's your favorite restaurant?
3) What is your favorite vegetable?
4) What size shoe do you wear?
5) What brand of laundry detergent do you use?
6) Mustard or Mayo?
7) Favorite band/singer?
8) Best Christmas gift you ever received?
9) Cooking appliance you could not live without?
10) Favorite pizza topping?
11) Who do you most admire and why?

And my nominees......

Grace and Pearls

It's Me Again Margaret

Keeping Up With Kayla

Just A Small Town Girl

Simple Bliss

Fantastically Average

ABC: Alphabet of Our Lives

Everything's Hunky Dorey

Doe Loves Buck
Somethin Bout a Truck

Deviled Megs

GIVEAWAY...Only 10 hours left!!

Hey readers!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! But now its time to get ready for....CHRISTMAS! Enter to win your choice of these fabulous Christmas cards by Bleu Print Shoppe. Designs of choice:

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday! #1

Ok-this is my 1st time trying this out, I really like Lindsey over at The Pleated Poppy and a couple of friends have done this too.  So here goes:

This was for a vendor party one weekend, I was selling up my Scensty merch!
Blouse- Target
Necklace & Earrings-First Monday
Sandals-Steve Madden

 This was for our Cookie Exhange party.
Denim Dress-Old Navy
Leggings-Ellie's Boutique
Booties-Steve Madden (I think @ DSW)
Necklace-First Monday

Close up of the booties

 We went out to dinner that night, had to change it up!
Sweater dress-Target
Leggings-Ellie's Boutique
Scarf-Old Navy
Ankle Booties-ShoeDazzle

Close up of the Ankle Booties.  See my cute pedi??

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Glazed Lemon Burst Cookies...YUM!

Just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas, I am going to share with you a yummy recipe that I tried out last week. Zane and I were going to our 2nd Annual baby cookie exchange party, it's fun to get together with the mom's and see the babies play. I had every intention of making these cookies the night before, since the party was an hour away from where we live. But, then my hairstylist was able to get me in that night and I jumped on that! I was there for a while so by time I got home it was late and I was tired and ready to go to bed! I woke up extra early so I could attempt to be on-time to this event for once, ha! I mixed and baked the cookies while I got ready and got Zane up and fed him breakfast. Some where in the middle of all this Zane was "helping" me get ready by going though all my hair stuff and make-up and tearing up toilet paper. I had gone to finish up the cookies and when I went to go put on my mascara, my eyelash curler had disappeared! I knew who the culprit of this disappearance was, my 18 month old, of course (oh my, he is so silly)! Let me tell you, I turned this house up-side-down!!!!! I searched his favorite hiding spots atleast 3 times each, looking in the magazine rack, shoes we had left out, the trash cans, the toilet, etc. This went on for about 45 minutes and I started breaking out in a sweat so I decided to give up and on my way I'd stop and buy a cheapy eyelash curler because I knew it'd turn up later, plus I had to stop at Target anyway! I got us all loaded up and headed to Target, found a cheap eyelash curler that looked nice enough to get the job done. When I got back in the car, I attempted to finish my face. Word to the wise-don't buy a cheapy eyelash curler, they hurt like crazy. It's like they aren't curved enough and poke you. I was just about to give up, and probably should have until I remembered my SIL's instagram pic from that morning. She had woken up late and put her makeup on at work, and luckily for me, her office was on my way! (So sue me, I wanted to look pretty!) I stopped by, borrowed the curler and gave her a cookie in "thanks"! She approved of the cookies, which was a relief since I had never tried these out before! But let me tell you, folks, these melt in your mouth!!!! Now, you all have waited long enough for what y'all came to read-the recipe! Here ya go:

Iced Lemon Cookies:

What you'll need for the cookies-

-1 box of Lemon cake mix
-2 eggs
-1/3 cup of vegetable oil

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Next, mix together all ingredients

Next, grab a small amount of the dough and roll into a ball. Then, place on a greased cookie sheet.

Once you have filled the sheet with the dough, grab a glass, or anything with a flat surface to flatten.

Pop them in the oven for 6-7 minutes! While you wait for them to cook, start mixing up the icing glaze. You will need:

-1 cup powdered sugar
-1 tsp vegetable oil
-1 tsp lemon juice

Mix together all your ingredients. Then put it in the fridge and pull out your cookies and let them cool on a wire cookie rack. The cookies have to be completely cool when you glaze them.

Once your cookies have completely cooled, grab yourself a spoon to drizzle the glaze on. You can put a little or alot!

All the kiddos loved them! For those times you just want a burst of lemon, these are great!! The recipe is actually really easy!! Zane loved them and my SIL said they tasted like Starbuck's lemon loaf. That's a winner in my book!!!

*BTW-I still haven't found the eyelash curler and since bought another one! It's a mystery!! 

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Time for a GIVEAWAY-You don't want to miss this!!!

It's that time!!! Time for a GIVEAWAY!!!! If you have been following my blog, you know what a huge fan I am of Bleu Print Shoppe! Amy has created several prints for me for parties, decor, banners etc! If you need a design, guaranteed she can create it! She makes custom t-shirts, stationery, anything for your party needs and the latest are these super cute personalized Christmas ornaments! I'm telling you, there is nothing this girl can't do!! These are all one of a kind, and she is super affordable! Here's some of favorites at Bleu:

My son's birthday invitation
Notice the faux burlap?

There are so many more adorable designs, so please, check her out!! HERE & HERE! (Be sure to follow Amy and myself!)

NOW-for the giveaway details!!! Just in time for Christmas, one lucky winner will get to choose from 1 of the follow AMAZING Christmas cards!! The winner will get to add their name and photo! Also their choice to have the customized digital print e-mailed to print at their choice of printing companies, OR have it printed and shipped to their address. SEE?? I told you, you did not want to miss this!! Here are the prints to choose from:
*Note- no changing of the original digital design.*

This chalkboard design is so adorable!!

OK-go, register to win and good luck!!!! Don't forget to follow the rules, only those will be considered!

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