September 22, 2011

A-Z About Me.

I feel like I need to introduce myself to everyone. I have been writing this blog for a little over 6 months and I just want to let my followers get a little bit of insight to let you know more of who I am. I hope you enjoy and leave a comment letting me know a little bit about you. I love to read others comments and get to know them better!

A. Age: 24..creeping up to 25 soon :)

B. Bed size: King, we had a queen and there just wasn't enough room for baby to be included. Although now that he is in his crib it's great!

C. Chore that you hate: Dishes. I don't really mind doing them but I dislike putting them up. I have never in any life be in a house with one. Number one priority for our home.

D. Dogs: We have a beagle mix we rescued from the SPCA about 3 1/2 years ago, His name is Berklee, he is our dog not our son though we are not those kind of dog people, he doesn't get dressed up either. I feel so sorry for those dogs.

E. Essential start to your day: a shower. If I haven't had a shower, I'm not really awake.

F. Favourite color: The color of the ocean. All the hues of blues and greens, I just love gazing at it.

G. Gold or Silver: Either. When I was younger it was for sure silver but now I enjoy white gold and even yellow gold every now and then.

H. Height: 5'4"

I. Instruments you play: Now this is kind of tricky for me... I don't play anything currently, but I did play the violin when I was in 4th grade through 7th grade. When I moved to a new school they no longer offered it.

J. Job title: Wife. Mother. Student.

K. Kids: Just baby J for now :) Can not believe he is 17 months already!

L. Live: Downtown Houston

M. Mother's name: Tracy

N. Nicknames: none really.

O. Overnight hospital stays: lots! I can't even remember how many times to be honest.

P. Pet peeve: when things don't get back in the proper place, especially when I do it myself lol

Q. Quote from a movie: "I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours."

R. Right or left handed: Right.

S. Siblings: I have one half brother whom I'm unfortunately not very close with.

T. Time you wake up: Usually at 6ish everyday.

U. Underwear: An obsession like B. Spears

V. Vegetable you hate: Nothing that I just hate but I don't care for tomatoes.

W. What makes you run late: My son, the beauty of motherhood. 

X. X-Rays you've had: stomach and ankle

Y. Yummy food that you make: everything? just kidding Umm I guess I make a mean chicken rice broccoli and cheese casserole.

Z. Zoo animal: Lions, Tigers, all the big cats.

September 8, 2011

New Name Still an Awesome Photographer!

Remember a while back when I told you about that fabulous photographer?? Well she went and changed her name! Her new name is Southern Twang Photography. She takes simple pictures that truly capture the moment! Please check it out, she has wonderful prices and takes gorgeous pictures. She is currently having a facebook photo contest, it is only open for 5 more days so upload that precious photo and win!! Don't forget to like this page!!!!

Guess what else I just picked up? Yep you  know it, another chair!! This one has a different texture and it's much lighter in color, sadly the cushion is a little tore but nothing I can't fix :) 

Mrs. J

September 7, 2011

Jewelry Box Revamp

So a few months ago I stopped at the local thrift store and found a nice jewelry box, but it was missing a drawer. The felt on the inside was practically brand new, the music still plays when you pull out the bottom drawer and all in all it was in great condition, minus the missing drawer. When I saw it I knew immediately that I wanted to paint it of course! I picked it up for a measly three bucks!! Super steal! When I brought it home I just let it sit around until I had a plan. Something about it was just screaming making me girly and that's what I did! I painted it a light pink with acrylic paint. popped of the old pulls. Hot glued some pearls for new knobs and came up with a cute girly jewelry box. Truth be told I don't even have enough jewelry to put in it, what I have I wear daily, so I decided to making it a charging station for my cell phone. I carved a tiny whole for the charger to fit and it worked perfectly! I also added some cutesy little stickers. It turned out far better than I could have hoped for. When you see random items think about painting them to make them better, it almost always works out for the best and you can change it match your personalities.

Mrs. J

September 6, 2011

Rainbow Bundt Cake

So I have had a box of white cake mix hanging out in the pantry and I really wanted to try the new rainbow cakes everyone is making. It was so simple, I did a google search, found life as it has been given me, sadly her post didn't have any pictures but I had seen them done time and time again so I knew the basics. I used Wilton's icing dye for the cake batter colors. Remember a little goes a long way with icing. I wanted the colors to really pop! It was a little time consuming but nothing strenuous. Just divide your cake batter into 6 bowls and close as you can. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet. Sure Indigo should be in there but I skipped it. Spray in the inside of your bundt pan then flip it over to let the extra drain off. Follow your cake mix directions, then divide into six bowls, I did a little more than 1/2 cup for each color. You can start with red or purple, your call just go in order, which ever you decide. I started with red. It is a little difficult to get each color to spread across evenly but after baking you will see that it is okay because it creates a cool tye dye effect almost. I absolutely loved the way it came out! It made me wonder where my pot of gold is?

Mrs. J