Thursday, October 28, 2010


Just a five minute walk from my house and I'm at the petroglyphs.  I figured this out last month which is really stupid because I've lived here for five years. Where was my head? I always thought you had to drive three miles down the road to get the trails at Rinconada Canyon, but no. You just have to walk a block and a half and cross the street. Now I know.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Hard Way

I'm almost done with my General Education Associates! I went to my academic advisor today to try and figure out next semesters classes and found out I only need eleven more credits... That's like four classes. I am so excited! As soon as I have that in the bag it's bye bye community college, hello University of New Mexico, and the real work begins as I work toward a Doctorate in Psychology. It feels amazing to have a direction, something to work towards, something that will be rewarding to my family and myself and help others. This time last year I was working a job that made me miserable. I hadn't a clue what I wanted to be when I grow up. Well, I guess I can thank my miserable job for helping make a life changing decision. I'm not doing this the easy way, but hey! If it's not the hard way, it's not my way!

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Friday, October 22, 2010

So.... I'm thinking it's GIVEAWAY time. (CLOSED)

I"m giving away this adorable button ring!
This is a vintage glass button super cute with cherries on top
a way to keep summer with you year round!

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Leave a comment for a second
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Be sure to leave me your preferred ring size in the comment section
Drawing will take place on November 6th
Good Luck One and All 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

working out

So I've been working out with my husband. Four days a week he puts me through the wringer on our Total Trainer. (He says it should be five but something always comes up thank god!)
The problem is, this is what I think about while working out. 

I wanna make them NOW!
I start thinking, hmmmm. what if you made little balls of cream cheese frosting, froze them, then wrapped the cake pop goop around them......
Then It's my turn to do pull ups on a setting I would rather not discuss and while doing my pull ups and chest presses I think back fondly on my oldest boys birthday cake.

Which was amazing!
The moistest chocolate cake with fluffy marshmallowy 7minute frosting and coated in ganche.
Then its time for more chest and back exercises because, today is chest and back day. And I fantasize about the turnovers I made this weekend. 
Thinking of their flaky buttery goodness sends a shiver down my spine while I do my best to choke down my protein drink that will leave my mouth tasting of artificial sweetener for the rest of the day. 

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Making Bread

Mix It


His Favorite Part

Cut It

My Favorite Part


Friday, October 15, 2010

Things That Make Me Smile

OliveStreetStudio and this super cute dress!
I can see my niece Lily in this with her
adorable Harpo Marx Curls

These super delicious looking pumpkin pop tarts
at this yummy blog

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I would say that right now I am lacking focus. I think that if you look at my blog you can see it for yourself. I'm all over the place and only post sporadically. I haven't been working on my jewelry, I procrastinate on my homework, and my house hasn't been really clean for months and months.

Of course if you ask those who know me they'll wonder if my house has ever truly been clean, and rightly so. My friends and family know that I only really scrub my house down when I'm hosting a gathering, and even then, my bedroom will be off limits because that is where i hide my piles of unfolded laundry, the children's rooms will be toy ridden minefields of disaster, and there will stacks and file piles in every corner of the house. But to answer their question, yes. Once upon a time my house was really clean. Top to bottom clean. Five years ago. For about two months. Right after we moved in. Then I gave up.

Now jewelry. I've got ideas! I know I can bring those ideas to fruition. BUT, I have no money to make it happen. The adorable boutique that was carrying my items closed. (now let us all bow our head for a moment of silence and shed a tear for Jilli Kae Everything Chic). I have plenty of jewelry that is not posted on my etsy. I have that jewelry photographed and edited. I have been to lazy to upload it. So here are some pics. I would like feedback-a-plenty on what you all think!

Also I've been making these button rings. I make them with vintage buttons as well as those I just really like. I started making them with sterling wire, but soon realized it was much more cost effective to make them with colored copper wire.

So please, FEEDBACK! Let me know what you think. Maybe hearing from you will help me get the lead out and upload all my goodies I have stashed away. Now off to look at my messy kitchen and decide to read my English assignments instead of clean.