Thursday, June 30, 2011

to coupon or not to coupon?

I have decided to take a leap and try the whole couponing thing. If you don't live under a rock, which apparently I do, then you have heard about the latest craze. These people who spend hours upon hours amaze me. But I have to admit that they do save a ton of money.

I definitely won't be going that far. Actually, I started clipping coupons and comparing the manufacturer's coupons to the store sales and almost gave up. It's really exhausting. I will let you know if I make it through the weekend with my coupons. ha!


Much Love,

Jess



Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Junk

I learned a very valuable lesson when we were moving. We have a lot of JUNK. I don't even know where we put it all. As we were moving we started a "garage sale" pile. The pile got bigger and bigger until it took up almost the whole garage. Over the weekend we finally had the garage sale and we got rid of just about everything! It took all day Friday to prepare for the sale but that feeling I got when it was all gone was well worth it.

I also had a photo shoot on Saturday. Click here to see!

Saturday night we went out for our anniversary. We usually do it up big but my only request this year was that we do something low key. We have been going non-stop with moving and the garage sale and everything in between, I just wanted to relax. We went to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory and then just went home an watched a movie. It was perfect.

Thanks for stopping by!
Jess



Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Day


Today is me and Hunter's 4th wedding anniversary. It's a good day. I love having a day to reflect on the time that we have been married. We have had our ups and downs but mostly ups ;) I feel lucky to be married to my best friend. Not many people can say that. Happy Anniversary Hunter, thank you for always being there for me. I love you like a fat kid loves cake!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Boy


I love this guy...


He makes me smile....

This is what he does during the day, he keeps us safe from bad guys. Don't let size full you, he can be fierce!


or maybe he is just watching for bunnies in the yard. ha!

Much Love,
Jess

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day

We had the best Father's Day yesterday. We had both our families over to our house for appetizers and drinks and then we all went out to Randy's Steakhouse. It was delicious. I feel so lucky to have the best dad in the world and to live close enough to spend special days with him!

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DAD! WE LOVE YOU!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Birthday to You!

Today is my very best friend's birthday! I love her soooooo much. We go together like Macaroni and cheese, like peanut butter and jelly, like birds and feathers. Yeah, it's like that. Get it? we have been besties since 5th grade. We stayed close through going to different middle schools, me moving to a totally different city in high school, going to different colleges, and settling on the opposite side of the state. And still we can call each other any time and pick up right where we left off. So I just wanted to shout out to the bestest friend in the whole world...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE!!! I luuurve you!
Jess

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Absent Blogger

I feel like I have totally abandoned my little blog. I have been so busy at work and at home. We are almost settled. yay! If you know me, then you know how hard it is for me to be "out of sorts" so to say. With all of this moving stuff, I have definitely been out of sorts. But I am getting back on track now. I will have pictures of the new house soon.

In other news...I have been totally glued to the coverage of the Casey Anthony trial. Sometimes I just don't understand people.


I just can't stop watching. It will be very interesting to see how it all turns out.


Much Love,


Jess

Friday, June 10, 2011

Five Question Friday!


I have been so busy trying to get things settled at home, that the week just flew right by! Before I move on to 5QF, I have to say GO MAVS!!
This has been an awesome series and we just need one more win! Ok, moving on...

1. How close to your childhood dreams is your life now?
I would actually say they are pretty close. I always pictured myself married (check), with a job (check-although I thought I would be a teacher), and a house (check), a dog (check). All that's left is munchkins, which I can wait a little longer for ;)

2. What is one must have item for the summer?
Moisturizer w/SPF! My face gets so dry in the summer so I am constantly lathering on moisturizer. And chapstick!


3. Do you have your kids stay up on school stuff during summer vacation? (Or, if you don't have kiddos, did your parents make you keep up on school stuff during summer?)
My parents did not really make me keep up on school stuff during the summer. I would read sometimes, but that's about it. And guess what? I turned out just fine! ha!

4. Do you can or freeze fresh produce?
I freeze it. I have been wanting to try and can stuff but it just seems so time consuming.

5. Do you get ready for the day first thing in the morning?
Yep. On work days I go straight to the shower and get ready. On the weekends I will usually sit and have coffee, but then I get ready for whatever we are doing.

Have a GREAT weekend!
Jess

Monday, June 6, 2011

Home Sweet Home

I have been a bad blogger but with good reason. We finally sold our house and bought a new one! WOO HOOO!!

We have been working like crazy to get everything put together and make it "ours". We love the new house and we are closer to our friends and family! I hope to be back to my regular blogging schedule now that things are feeling a little more normal. ha!

Much Love,
Jess