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Saturday, March 31, 2012

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Fill in the blank Friday

Friday, March 30, 2012

Via: the little things we do

1.  My greatest strength is   multi-tasking! lol I am the queen of doing a million things at once    .

2.   My greatest weakness is    are cupcakes...seriously, I can never say no to a cute little yummy treat  .

3.  People always compliment me on     my kids, they are amazing and they are growing up to be the most beautiful individuals    .

4. If you found me procrastinating you'd probably find me     on tumblr or I love those places.

5. The most cozy place in all the world is   Our bed..I love being snuggled up with my wife.

6. Something new that I tried recently was   this new nail polish that I hope I can blog about soon ;)

7.  This weekend I would like to   get things back to normal. My life has been a little out of control lately and I want things back to us, if that's possible. I'm becoming a much stronger person which I had no idea was even possible and I have a lot more thinking to do. I just know that you should never give up on your soul-mate, because that's a bond that can never be severed.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Happy Tuesday everyone!

So I spoke to soon in my last post and we had snow fall here on Monday! But that's okay, it's Spring and the weather is usually all over the place. Anyway here are some my Instagram pictures that I wanted to share. They are some of my favorites.

I hope everyone is having a great week so far. sorry for my absence but school has been very overwhelming for me. so I might be in and out this week. Have a great day!

Cupcake Sunday

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring Cupcakes
via: Clyde's Cupcakes

I am so excited that spring is finally here! It's going to be a little chilly here, but the snow is gone :)
Here's a fun little collections of cute cupcakes that can inspire your spring activities, I know they inspire me!

Via:  Annie Eats
Via: Dr.Oetker
Via: Disney Family fun
I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Outfit Diary

Friday, March 23, 2012

A little Retro Dress

Sweet little details:
Dress ~ Thrifted
Grey textured tights ~ Wal-Mart
Suede Mary Janes ~ Thrifted
Beaded Necklace ~ Thrifted
Flower Barrete ~ Handmade by Me :)

So halfway through taking pictures I lost the star to my necklace. This necklace is notorious for that! I spent about twenty minutes trying to find...with no luck. The only picture it appeared in was top one here. My hair was a pretty hot mess too, but I didn't let that stop me. I'm also a little obsessed with color process right now, I love how it gives pictures a more dreamy look. After I was finished taking pictures my daughter and I went to a Flea Market and it was really fun. I love Flea Markets, they're are like giant thrift store with little thrift stores inside. We only bought a couple little things, and I also bought some homemade organic jam! Yummy! I can't wait to have some on toast or pancakes :)

Cute...but strange Thursday

Thursday, March 22, 2012

So as I mentioned a few times before I have started to learn how to crochet. I am definitely an amateur though I have made some really cute things. So for today's theme I thought about crochet! It's been a while since I've snuck in some cute little weird things that were awesomely crocheted :)

Checkmate! I love this!...too bad it's sold :(
Via: Ablet
and who doesn't love a cute little ninja?

How cute is this!!! A little girl and her cat :)

A kitty kissing a squittle :) very cute! Crissy makes the cutest little creatures..
Via: CandyPow

Well happy Thursday everyone! It's almost Friday and I can't wait to sleep in on Saturday. And if you haven't done this yet, be sure to check out my giveaway that I announced Yesterday. Super cute friendship bracelets from Caked, you can find it HERE.

Best Friend Giveaway

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I'm so excited to announce that Live.Love.Random. is hosting the cutest giveaway! And it's our first giveaway! Jessa at Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa  & Owner of the really cute Etsy shop Caked, has made some beautiful best friend bracelets to giveaway. Her shop if filled with fun vintage clothing and up-cycled original pieces, be sure to check it out! 

So in honor of these Best Friend bracelets we also wanted to share a little bit about our best friends...

Eeka & Jamie
What is your best friend's Name?
Jamie Lynn 

How long have you been friends?
22 years

What is your favorite memory?
Every memory we ever made at Disneyland! We both had year passes with pretty much no black out days so we pretty much lived there.That picture above was taken at DL in 1993. We had sleepovers all the time too! We were inseparable. 

Did you ever get in trouble together?
One time when we were younger (Elementary School) we got the bright idea to change our grades on our report card. So Jamie ended up with all A's. Her parents double checked with the teachers and she was grounded for 3 months. She was in so much trouble that she wasn't even allowed to play with me at school!

New Hampshire 2009
Where is she now and how do you stay in touch?
She lives in Las Vegas and I live on the East Coast in Vermont (next to New York) it is so hard to see each other! I flew back home to Cali in 2010 and took a road trip to Vegas to see her, and before that I met up with her when she was on her honeymoon over here in New England. We talk almost everyday and we also Skype!

Do you have something you both cherish that keeps you close when you far away?
All of our childhood pictures :) She still has all the BFF bracelets and necklaces I bought her too.

Jessa & Stephanie
What is your best friend's Name?
Stephanie aka My Lil Clover

How long have you been friends?
15 years

What is your favorite memory?
I would have to say our honeymoons!  Our anniversaries with our boyfriends we very close together and so were our weddings.  We planned our honeymoons so that we would meet up about half way through them and celebrate together.  Had to be some of the greatest moments of my life!

Did you ever get in trouble together?
Technically, no.  Though I did get in a lot of trouble and Stephanie did get me out of a lot of trouble!

Where is she now and how do you stay in touch?
The strange thing with Stephanie and I is that a majority of our friendship has been spent on the phone.  We grew up in different crowds but were always there with each other once the school bell rang.  I think this unique friendship is why we know each other so well.  Even now we live within an hour of one another we rarely see each other although we talk almost everyday!

Do you have something you both cherish that keeps you close when you far away?
Yes, we requested that our wedding photographer take similar pictures of the four of us at our weddings.  They are so dear to both of us and remind us that we are always near even when far apart!

 Ok so here is the giveaway info...
Tattered Tie-des: Upcycled Friendship Bracelets
"Although there may be a sea between us...
may we see the same stars."

They are vintage nylon and cotton in a sea foam green and white with matching gold and silver vintage starfish charms.  They tie in a bow to fit the wrist or ankle.

The giveaway ends March 31st
Good Luck everyone!

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Outfit Diary

Monday, March 19, 2012

What I wish I could wear:
Hello Spring
Pretty little details:
That outfit is adorable and I would wear that in a hot second! Unfortunately the tote bag alone is almost $3,000 and with gas prices going up, it's going to have to wait. But if you can afford it I say do it! Now onto what I really wore....

Polka Dots & Corduroy

 Dress- Thrifted
Jacket- Thrifted
Shoes - Thrifted
Necklace - Icing

I am so excited that spring is here! As you can see in the pictures, I'm not wearing tights. I love that it's warm enough to show a little leg. It's going to be 70 degrees, that's like summer weather for Vermont. If you look closely in the top picture, behind the tree there is still some some snow. I live pretty high up so we lose our snow last. We have a cute little creek running down the hill in our backyard and it sounds so pretty. It's very relaxing.

The outfit I'm wearing is one of my favorites, in fact I can't believe that I haven't taken pictures in it sooner.  My entire outfit was only $5! lol Gotta love thrift stores. I feel like a little girl in a candy shop when I go shopping. I also gave myself an up-do which I hardly ever do. After looking at these pictures (of course I took more than 3) I just kind of giggled to myself. I spend so much time inside because of the weather, I didn't realize how "out in the sticks" we lived. This is going to take me a while to get use to. I'm working really hard on being okay with dirt roads. I'm use to pavement. For example, the picture of me in the half curtsy pose, I almost fell. Wedges and a dirt driveway (or dooryard as Vermonters call them) don't mix. But the camera took the picture just in time. Hopefully I can figure out when the lighting is the best around here. I have to consider this mountain we live on. I took these pictures before noon, but I'm thinking the light might be better later? We'll see. What time of day do you prefer to take pictures?

Anyway, enough rambling :) I hope everyone is having a great week so far!

Monday Blues

Monday Blues
There's quite a few things I fell in love with while wandering around the internet. One of them is this cute little pillow I found. I love owls and this little guy is too cute!
I adore this sweater too. It would go great with some of my skirts.
This cute little deer would look awesome on my desk next to my little Hello Kitty.
And how cute is this apron! It's so cute that I would hate to bake in it! but I would love to own it ;)

I can't believe the weekend came and went so fast. Well it was fast for me. I did get a lot done. I finally finished up our room and it is now livable. It was before but we had totes still in there from the move. Everything is melting really fast and you can tell spring is here. I had a feeling the weather people were wrong about 6 more weeks of winter. Our days will be warm and sunny all week...I'm excited! How's the weather where you are?

Have a great Monday! 

Cupcake sunday

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Via: Twisted Sifter
I'm so excited to announce that I'm a great aunt! again! lol My nephew Joon's son arrived on Thursday and he is absolutely adorable! I can't be there in person, but I'm so excited for him. He is definitely going to have his hands full..they don't call them bouncing baby boys for nothing! And if I remember correctly Joon was quite the handful when he was little...well he still is..good luck buddy :) I hope you enjoy your sweet little bundle. They grow up really fast. So as you can imagine today's cupcakes will be baby boy themed in light of my great nephew ;)
Via: Magnolia Bakery

Via: Simply Delicious Cakes
Via: Cake Decor
All these cupcakes are so cute, and they are kinda giving me baby fever! My wife and I plan on having babies and I can't wait! I hope everyone is having a great weekend...and not too hung over from yesterday!

7 Questions

Friday, March 16, 2012

A Silly Picture
I love how creative everyone is and I found another fun Q&A
This one is by Gentri Lee
This one starts off with a silly picture and is followed by the 7 questions, enjoy!
And onto the questions...

1. Pick a boyfriend: Edward Cullen, Peeta Mellark, or Harry Potter:
Yes Edward Cullen is my  no question about it!

2. If you HAD to have a crazy hairdo, what hairdo would you choose and why? (mohawk, mullet, etc)
I love dreadlocks, but I'm so scared of the commitment! But this is how my hair would look if my job didn't have a dress code.

3. If you could be a celebrity what would you like to be celebrated for? (Dance, Singing, Acting, Reality TV [ie no reason], Political Leader, etc)
I would love to be an actress...that was one of my dreams when I was a little girl and honestly up until I realized my love for Criminal Justice.

4. Be honest- do you brush and floss your teeth daily?
ooooOOoooo no!! Do I have to answer? I'm such a hypocrite too, because I make my kids do it. I'm just so busy making sure everyone else doe ;P

5. What is one fear you are working to overcome?
Oh I have so many! One of them is riding in elevators. I have been taking it at work. I only go one flight, but that's a big deal for me!

6. White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, or Semi-Sweet (isn't that just dark chocolate)??
All Chocolate! I don't discriminate :) I'm such a chocoholic I even have chocolate scented candles!

7. What is one trend you wish you could pull off? 
Back-less dresses...I'm just way too self conscious about my back.
That's it for today! I hope everyone had a great week! I'm so excited that it's Friday and tomorrow is St. Patrick's day! Were going to celebrate with baking and fun little green projects.
Have a great weekend!

cute...but strange Thursday

Thursday, March 15, 2012

When you see me on the computer, you can pretty much catch me looking up cute animals. I love them and at one point in my life I wanted to be a vet....that was until I took an animal care class and had to put a thermometer, where thermometers should not go in a dog. So instead I just admire animals, donate to charities and share cute pictures with you guys :)

This little bunny looks like he's just taking a break...must be a long day at work....
I always com across these guys and I love them, my favorite animal pictures of all time.
I love squirrels and chipmunks and melted when I saw adorable!!!

I laughed so hard when I saw this! I love corgi's and these guys are too much! Nice shades!
I just want to add, that I try really hard to find the original source for these pictures, so just let me know if the sources I provided are incorrect. Otherwise I hope you enjoyed photos, I know I did! Animals are awesome, I know we have quite a few in our house and I'd love to share them soon.

Have a fabulous Thursday!

30 Days of Truths

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

If you want to participate in 30 Days Of Truths, you can find it here: The Curious Pug 

Giving Back
I think all this 30 days of truths stuff has had me thinking and for a while now I've been trying to think of a way that I could give back to my community somehow. I've been wanting to volunteer, but not just anywhere. I want to help with something that means a lot to me and I finally decided. I'm going to put in an application to volunteer at a Battered women's shelter. Now I know your probably thinking why would she do that? Why not the humane society or something, somewhere with cute puppies or kittens? Well it's been 10 years since I walked away, from what seems now, to be the worst nightmare anyone could have lived through. In fact I'm such a different person, than that person from back then, it almost seems like she was not real. But unfortunately that time of my life was very real, and yes I'm a domestic violence survivor. It literally took years for me to be just "okay", and now my life is amazing. It was a long hard fight but I never gave up on myself and I want to be able to share that. Even if it's just with one or two women, just to let them know that there is happiness out there, you just have to open yourself to it and take it. I think that's one of the hardest parts. It's easy to give up...and giving up is not what I do. I have never been in an abusive relationship since then. I'm not an alcoholic, in fact I don't drink at all. Drugs scare me...even aspirin. I have beat all the odds. You must think I probably come from some super supportive family? I don't. In fact they were the first ones to turn a blind eye. It was the help from a stranger, who saved me. And I'd love to pay that forward. I promise my blog isn't going to be serious or anything.....this is a one time deal and something I really wanted to share, and it feels amazing to actually see it in writing. I hope I didn't bore you or scare you. I'm not ashamed or afraid to talk about what happened. In fact it shocks some of my friends who haven't known me long. It will feel good to just be there and listen or help out in any way I can and I hope it works out.

I heard this song a couple days ago and fell in love with it. 
It's not what I typically listen to, but I love her voice :) and I thought it complimented this post.

Outfit Diary

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Butterfly Pistols & Lace

Sorry this post came so late, something happened to my blog and the original post disappeared! oh well :)
As you can tell from the pictures we took pictures in a few different locations. The first set is at our house, which I think is my favorite spot, for sure. The second set was at a cute deli, but it started to get busy and my photographer (Jes) got shy. Next we went to a beautiful spot where a lot of fishing happens (I assume from the signs that were posted) and I fell in love. We will be back there for more pictures as the weather warms up!

The last picture here are a pair of up-cycled bracelets with vintage jewlery made by one of my lovely sponsors Jessa from Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa. She makes them by hand and I absolutely love them! You can find more at her Etsy Shop Caked, which also has some adorable vintage clothing too. Hopefully next week Live.Love.Random. will be hosting a giveaway for one of her awesome pieces, I can't wait!

I hope everyone is having a great week so for me? Hectic as usual..nothing a cupcake won't cure!