Sunday, July 3, 2011

4th of July Weekend

We are closing in on the holiday!! 4th of July is such a great time to get together with family members. The perfect weekend to just sit in the sun getting a tan, watch some fireworks, and play in the pool with the kids.

My favorite part of the holiday is spending time with my family. We see each other, usually once a month. But when a holiday rolls around, we get to spend extra time together. As you read in my previous post, my nieces and nephew are all here for the weekend and we are in charge of them.

What is your favorite part of the 4th of July weekend? Is it the fireworks, family, food, or something else?!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Family Time

All the nieces and nephews are coming over this weekend. I am so excited, but really nervous. That means four kids, ages 7, 5, 5, and 2... It may end in chaos!!

Today Taytum came over, she is 2 and has red hair, with that said, she is quite the little spitfire! Love her so much and she just does not stop talking. My sister, Sammie, and I babysit her all the time. For some reason, T has troubles saying Sammie, so ALL day long she runs around saying Shelwy Shelwy Shelwy lol. Its adorable.

Tomorrow my other nieces and nephew are coming. You've seen pictures of them, but Kate is 7, Max and Millie are 5.

We are going to have so much fun! I have all kinds of ideas for the 4th of July weekend. I am making all kinds of treats that are red, white, and blue! I will post pictures after the weekend with what I came up with. I am so excited and just keep thinking of more and more things to make! I really enjoy baking so this is right up my alley!

More to come soon! No worries. Trust me... I cannot wait to take pictures!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lovely Day

Had a hectic day at work. We had so much going on, trying to figure out a new program that wasn't working, our company getting noticed in a magazine, a meeting with someone in Italy, and just so much more! So, when I came home from work to see my cat sitting in the door waiting for me to come home. I had to pull my camera out of my purse and snap a pic as I walked up. As soon as he saw me he laid down. Here is the pic I got.

Getting ready for a garage sale this weekend!! I am pretty excited, I don't have much on it so I probably won't make much money, but still. I am excited. We used to have multi family sales when I was a kid, three families with multiple children. There was so much stuff that we could hardly move. Now a days, we do not have that  much stuff but it still reminds me of the good old days! Here are a couple pictures of the stuff I found in a box with my name on it! lol Not sure if I should sell it or not ;)

Original Cell Phone?!
OMG Hanson!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ultimate Blog Challenge

I have decided to take on the Ultimate Blog Challenge. If you do not know what that is, it is where you are challenged to post something everyday for a month. Now, I am not sure if I can do it! Since I am new at this I am not very accustomed to blogging, let alone blogging every day! I am going to try it, and I hope to beat this challenge! That is my goal.

If you are interested, you should try it as well. See if you can do it!

I just hope I don't have an epic fail!

On a side note...

I AM GOING TO BRITNEY SPEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She is seriously my favorite singer/pop star/crazy mess. I love her to pieces and support her all the way! I own her albums and listen to her songs every day! I SOOOOO cannot wait! This is something I need to do before I die, or before Brit Brit dies/retires. OMG, July 6 is the date, and it is FOR SURE going to be one of my blog posts for the Ultimate Challenge. It may even be a few days worth ;)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

get to know me...

So, I saw this on another blog, who saw it on a blog, so I am going to give it a go.
(Is it really Minnesotan to start a sentence with "so?" I've been told it is...)

Age: 23, I feel so old!
Bed Size: 3/4, its a really old antique bed and we had to get a custom mattress, but the sheets are full size.
Chore you Hate: Dishes, I HATE touching dirty food on plates, gross!
Pets: One cat, Hartmann!
Essential start of your day: My phone since it is my clock and my alarm
Favourite Colour: Pink!!
Gold or Silver: Silver, if I feel artsy I will wear gold but its very muted.
Height: 5'6"
Instruments I play: I have played many (violin, clarinet, stand up bass) but do not play any now.
Job Title: Marketing Intern
Kids: No, but I have three nieces and a nephew
Live: Minnesota
Mum's name: Dawn
Nickname: Shell, Shellybeans, Nelly
Pet Peeve: I actually have a lot, too many to list and I can never think of them until it happens
Quote from a movie: "100 Doll Hairs" Guess the movie ;)
Right or left handed: Right.
Siblings: An older sister and brother and a younger sister, I am a middle child...
Time you wake up: Ugh 5:30 because I work an hour away. Sooo early!
Underwear: Cacique
Vegetables you dislike: Onions, Tomatoes(fruit or veggie what ev), 
What makes you run late: taking my time in the mornings, trying to find my keys and phone
X-rays you've had done: Oh jeez, leg, hip, stomach, maybe thats it. Thought it was more!
Yummy food you make: I can bake anything!
Zoo animal: Big Cats, tigers and lions etc

OK! Hope you learned something new! Reblog it! Keep it movin' around!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sing Your Heart Out

Today I was on my way to Starbucks for my morning coffee when Adele's song Rolling in the Deep came on. So, naturally I turned it up. In my car it was on 20 out of like 30 at 7am! Anyways, I pulled into the parking lot and a mother/daughter duo were getting out of their car. They looked at me like I was an idiot. Then I realized it was because they could probably hear my music as well as I could in the car. So I quickly turned it down to 10 lol. (PS I have this slight OCD where I have to have my volume on an even number or a five) They continued to walk up to the door of Starbucks still giving me the weirdest look.

Why can't we sing our hearts out?! I sing that song like I am Haley on American Idol! It is such a good song, and even though I am not the best singer, it is some kind of soothingness to sing as loud as you can in your car!

On the way home then I sang to so many songs as loud as I could that my throat started to hurt when I was almost home ;) It was great. My favorite songs to sing a long to right now...Adele Rolling in the Deep, Lady Gaga Edge of Glory, and any Britney Spears song. Today the radio played Evanescence which was pretty cool, miss them.

What is your favorite song to sing in the car?!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Kitty Cat

I was taking a few pictures of my kitty in my room and decided to take a few of my room as well. I love my room ;) Its Tiffany Box Blue and filled with pictures, books, and cats. Love it ;) Let me know what you think of it!!!

Without women all the money in the world would have no meaning

 I studied in Germany and wanted to display my German books, I have another bookshelf with some on there as well. Plus my Toys for Girls book which I bought in Germany so inside its in German, French, and English.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

song in my head

Today I have Taylor Swift's song stuck in my head! I cannot get it out and want it to be stuck in all of your heads too!
Here it is!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dance Recitals


My nieces had a dance recital this weekend. Unfortunately since they are in different classes their recitals were on different days, so it was a two day process in Minneapolis. Here are some pictures of their outfits. I only have pictures of one outfit, but they each had two outfits and did three dances. Kate is 7 and Millie is 5. The theme was rock and roll but also jungle, kind of confusing.

Millie, Kate, and Max
Grandma gave sucker bouquets