Thursday, September 27, 2012

My first attempt at self photography

 Today was the day, I finally decided to do it. I figured out the timer on the camera and took my own pictures today rather than wait for Ella to get home from school (yes I would like you to clap). I actually think they turned out quite well. I would hit the button and run, I had 10 seconds to get to my spot, stand how I wanted to be and the camera would do it's work. Marshall spent the whole time saying "on your mark, get set, go!" each time I would run away from the camera. I die....that kid is so cute. 

I tried out something new with my hair today. The French Braid Bun (thank you pinterest). I love how it turned out and it's surprisingly easy. You can see the video tutorial here: Hair Tutorial: French Braid Bun 


Loving these little flats from Wal Mart, they are so cute and were only $19

Cardigan: h.i.p (Winners)
Top: Calvin Klein
Jeans: Warehouse One
Flats: G21 (Wal Mart)
Necklace: Wal Mart discount bin
Bag: from Winners

I have been wanting to make pumpkin bread for awhile and found this great recipe online. It's called Ultimate Pumpkin bread and for good reason, it's excellent...could have something to do with the fact that it's made with butter rather than oil. It's not calorie friendly but it's so good and it goes great with morning tea/coffee or as a snack in a packed lunch. As an added bonus your house will smell amazing when you bake it, very fall. Try this one, I think you'll like it.

Now for a couple of randoms...

Have you seen those jokes with the animal pictures? They always crack Chris right up, the look the animals funny. Like this one:

(remember you can always click on any picture to see it in a larger size)

Any Mad Men fans out there? Chris and I just started watching it on Netflicks and we are already halfway through season two. It's really addicting!

A song for you:

And today's quote:

Just as an FYI to those who read yesterdays post... I DID end up making dinner and passed on the pizza. I'm so glad I did. As for after dinner snacking..just a small piece of pumpkin bread and a glass of water. I didn't get out for my morning walk though and this is why: My gas gauge is officially broken on my van. It had been looking kind of fishy for the last couple of days, but I just assumed Chris had put some gas in when it read that it was much fuller than I last remembered. Turns out he did not and I almost didn't make it home after taking Ella to school this morning. Thankfully my friend Dana came to the rescue (thanks girl!) with some gas and other than still having a broken gauge things are good.

Still amazing weather here, I'm loving it!


  1. Don't even get me started on Mad Men. Don Draper, love and hate him. I am so addicted to it. I'm on the final season on Netflicks :(


    1. You'll have to rent season five then to get your fix! lol. ;) Ah yes, Mr Draper....want to smack him sometimes.

    2. You look AMAZING in this post! Hair/makeup/that colour orange on you. Just thought you should know ;)

      Also, how friggin cute is your son?!