Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday's Film {Just the Way You Are}


1. i know this song is old
2. love the lyrics
3. they had a fun concept with the video!
4. enjoy :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

{Thursday's Tip} Wall Decor Ideas

walls, windows, doors....  they're a complicated little thing!

Ok, so this one is always a challenge for me.. and currently is while i'm trying to give a little revamp to our living room. There is this photographer (Laura Winslow) and her blog that I found a while back and EVERY Wednesday she does a "wall art wednesday" post where she gathers different looks & shows you different ideas you can do with your pictures & frames for your walls! It's always super cute & there's tons to sort through! Here's some of my faves

photo: Ashley Ann







photo: Ashley Ann


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

{Tuesday's Look} Pastel Nail Polish

I'm loving pastels right now, maybe because it's Spring time?! But pastels are just so pretty & subtle! While in Cali I found the cutest nail polish for $1 at this clothing store.. it's a super good nail polish & i loved the fact that they were so stinkin cheap! Here's the two that I use that are my faves... When I wore the pale blue Ty told me my fingers looked like Easter eggs.. I still thought they looked pretty!

On another nail trend note... crackle nail polish
Their are two popular brands OPI & China Glaze.
China Glaze has tons of pretty colors! You can also try on the colors here to see which color your prefer - it also has a feature to change your skin color and nail length.. pretty sweet huh?!
How does it work?
You apply the Crackle shade as a top coat over the color base of your choosing, either 1 or 2 coats. Then apply a thin layer of your Crackle shade over the top and within 5 minutes, the crackled look is completely formed. You can go over it with a top coat to seal the crackle in. I think you may be able to use any brand for the base just make sure it's the crackle polish for the top.

Monday, April 25, 2011

{M.M.T.} It was a good Easter

I am very thankful for many things yesterday especially for the true reason of Easter! But, yesterday was especially nice.. it was good weather.. good times with extended family.. good food.. and a good time with just the three of us!
I have a lot to be thankful for!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday's Film {Mindy Gledhill}

If you haven't heard of Mindy Gledhill already you should go listen to her other songs.. she has this peaceful vibe to her songs and i LOVE them! Hope yall have a fun Easter weekend!! 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

{Thursday's Tip} Glamourous Dishwashing Glove's

Ok, so remember when I posted about Glamourous Gloves & how they made great baby shower gifts.. and I gave you a link of a cute boutique to get these suckers? WELL, I have even better news for you if you loved them & have a Tuesday's Morning near you! I haven't been to a Tuesday's Morning in quite some time but I just scored these babies for......... $3.99 andddd no shipping cost!! I was so excited b/c the day before I had them in my check out basket online and I think with taxes it totalled up to close to $20 and I thought to myself ok that's a little much for dishwashing gloves so I didn't complete that little transaction.. and I am VERY glad I didn't because you can't beat $3.99!! Hope you can find some cute ones too!!
{UPDATE: i saw them at Ross too for $3.99 for 2 - styles will vary and not always so cute}

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

{Tuesday's Look} Whippy Cake

Have you ever heard of Whippy Cake? They possibly have the cutest website & i love their style!


They seriously do the best job at branding.. anyone wanting to start a business take notes!



Visit their site to check out their hair accesories, tutorials, and they do frequent giveaways.. 
their last giveaway was this cute little  

Sunday, April 17, 2011

{M.M.T} Living Room Makeover

Ok, so it's final Tyson's letting me paint the downstairs, kitchen cabinets, and a random wood stair railing. I'm just going to paint the downstairs & kitchen a gray color & then I'm going to have a friend/family member do our stair railing & kitchen cabinets... hopefully they turn out! I'm a little nervous b/c our carpets are this dark tan/brown color..... we'll see I guess! I'm going to buy paint today along with some other errands so I'm thinking the painting will start Tuesday!
 this little area will be my project for the week {tbc...}

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday's Film {Stop Motion}


Films like this are just plain awesome! Enjoy! Hope yall will have a fun weekend!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

{Thursday's Tip} Painting...

Ok, so I have HATED our downstairs walls for forever now! I tried painting a section of our wall last year and I tried two different colors and hated them both so I GAVE UP and I am back home and I re-hate our walls again.. (hate our carpet color as well but they can't be changed) During the day it's fine for the most part- just don't like the brown tones.. it's not me, then at night it turns to this pukey color and it drives me nuts! I thought it might be our light fixtures giving off this yellow tint- it still might be? But I have a darker gray in our bedroom & laundry room but there is this ugly tan in our kitchen and living room areas.. and I think I am going to try again and change the color.. I feel like it will change my attitude and look of our house.. along with some other changes I think will be needed for the downstairs! I know my husband dreads me even talking about this but I can try and make the makeover on a CHEAP budget, right? we'll see! I would however LOVE to pay someone to paint.. it's my least favorite and whoever made these stupid townhomes made the downstairs with baseboards, chair railing, and crown molding ANDDDD did I mention 4 doors just in the downstairs living area.. Can I say mayyyyy-jor pain to paint around! Anyone know of a cheap painter that would love to paint our downstairs and repaint all of the white parts white again? I'd be the happiest girl alive to not have to do it.. but I'm thinking in order to be CHEAP about it I'm going to be stuck (along with my loving sister?!) and do it myself- b/c I know my husband is going to say "they look just fine the way they are" just so he can fore-go this change and all of the hassle that will come along with it!  So anyways before I go buy plenty of paint samples I have been playing around with the most awesome site EVER


You take a picture of your room, which I did below -I did one in daytime (keep in mind We just unloaded all of our crap from being away for 3 months today) and you will go and mask the walls and pick out different colors you want to try.. here's the before pictures
I also did a night picture -see, you can see the puke color coming out- i'm getting grossed out as we speak looking at it in person. 
Pewter Cast

These were some of the ones that looked good to me both during day and night.. I was kinda suprised on how different some looked going from day to night & I'm sure it isn't totally accurate but it definitely helped me cancel out a lot of colors I had thought about!! Plus it's making me want to decorate the walls and accents a lot different! It needs a fresh look not so tannnn and blah! I'm also wondering if I need to check into changing out the glass fixtures to see if thats adding the extra yellow tinting at night?! Any thoughts?
or do i go dark ?! ahh decisions I stink at making decisions like this!!

CLICK HERE TO SEE IT'S FINAL STATE

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

{Tuesday's Look}

So I know this is a day late.. but yesterday was kinda hectic! No internet for most of the day and then when I finally figured out what my Tuesdays look would be I realized my camera cord was still in the trailer with Ty.. Luckily my sister had a cute outfit on yesterday so I was able to just snap a picture of her!
Bracelet: Wet Seal & Kohls - a mixture
Scarf: Target
Sweater: Maurices
Tank Top: Gap
Jeans: Nordstroms

Isn't it funny how you can be wearing items from like 5 or more different places?! I'd like someone try and stick to one brand for every item.. I doubt it would be nearly as cute.. unless you ripped it off of their manikin..

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Eventful Day in LA

This is the 3rd time in 3 months that we have made it to downtown LA. We figured we would try to see everything we wanted to before we headed back to Idaho.
Our first stop: the Fantasy Factory -this is one of Ty's top things he wanted to see.. we took pictures of the outside.. ty talked to the receptionist on the speaker and they said they aren't open to the public.. (we kinda figured but just checkin)

Our next stop was to the Grove and we had lunch at the Farmers Market..

then our next stop.. Rodeo Drive



walked the strip, hung out, took pics, and we headed back to the parking garage got the truck and I was typing in our next spot when I look up and out of my window and guess who is a car distance away from my face.. Jessica Simpson.. yes I am still obsessed with her, she's just a classy girl and she seems still so humble! so i think my exact words were "SHUTUP, THAT'S JESSICA SIMPSON" as I grab for my camera- just a natural instinct of mine. so I took a couple shots out the window as we drove past while she waited for her friend to pay the meter..

then everyones turning around to see if it was really her.. so we pulled over to the side of the rode a bit further up to see if she would walk past again and she had went in to Cheesecake Factory - so what do we do? hmm cheesecake sounds good right about now?! Yes, we go park and get cheescake. So me and lexie "went to the bathroom" on this secluded side.. try to play the oh we're lost where the bathroom? -(i stink at this by the way, if it weren't for lexie (friend lexie not my baby) I probably totally would have ruined it & we had taken little lex with us) so we go up stairs to the bathroom thinking their was like a hidden section for celebrities since we were the next street over from Rodeo Drive and realize there was nothing up there.. so we head back down and umm there she is sitting in a booth with her friend, and she was crying... seriously felt so bad for her! so of course we just kept going and went back to our seats and just let her be- i dont think we would have said anything to her even if she wasn't crying. (They were the only table/booth back in that part)

So we had a nice little cheesecake (the Godiva one) and headed off to our next spot LA Ink
It's a reality tv show that me and ty watch.. we are not tattoo people.. I would never ever get one but the show was interesting..


Our next stop the Hollywood Sign

Now we were trying to figure out what else to do.. if we went home we would probably be stuck in traffic forever so we decided to go scout out celebs houses.. first stop Lauren Conrad..

pretty sure this was the house that they filmed one of the seasons of the Hills in and I don't think she still lives there..
{unless she just had a welcome home chinese themed party}

then we found Rob's so we headed there next.. So we got to the address & the rest of the gang were contemplating whether or not it was really Rob's house, I thought it looked way similar to the house from the newer shows.. so i jump out to go take a picture b/c we had pulled over a little up past his house and one of his neighbors across the street was spraying off the sidewalk so I asked him if it was Rob's house and he was like ya you just missed him he just pulled in like 5 min. ago in his black bentley..

so ty had rolled down his window listening to the convo so when i came back to the truck after taking a pic the boys were like "see if yall wouldnt have made us go to Lauren Conrads house we could have seen him" {little did they know...} so we talked in the car and I had asked should i go ring the door bell everyone told me no - i get back in the car and we were turning around b/c I technically didn't get the shot I wanted b/c I was up too close {still never ended up getting another shot} so when we had turned around the neighbor started waving us down thinking we were leaving so i jumped out of the truck b/c i already was going to take another picture and he's like "just go up and ring the door bell he's cool" I'm like OK thank you someone for giving me the go ahead haha {seriously though- my thoughts were 1. he is never going to answer, it can't hurt 2. i'll ring the doorbell once and no ones going to show so we just leave - we're not bugging him 3. if he's really annoyed he just wont answer- like normal people would do - no biggie- atleast we tried it}   So we walk up to the door, there's a camera aiming right towards us.. seriously not expecting anyone to come over the speaker when all of a sudden it's HIM.. I can't totally remember the beg. of the convo but it went something like this
Rob: hello?
Me: Rob?!
Lexie(another couple went with us):seriously?!
Me: We were wondering if we could meet you we are from Idaho and our husbands are huge fans!
Rob: how did you get this number? (totally confused) no one from Idaho has this number
Me & Lexie: uhh we pressed the button we're outside of your house
Rob: oh your outside.. that's kinda stalkerish. see normally I would check the camera and just straight up ignore you but I had just got off the phone with a business call and I thought he had called me back.
Us: we know, sorry,  can we meet you?
Rob: well I guess since you got me I'll come out for a second
Lexie: that would be fabulous
Rob: fabulousssss
and we just started freaking out- I tell ty to run and get lex out b/c she is now screaming in the truck and garrett was still waiting in the truck with her and so when rob comes out he's like

Rob "come on husbands let's go! Let's snap some picture!" (looks like he just woke up)
Tyson gets little lex out of the car.
Rob "oh there's a baby. You didn't tell me there was a baby. Bring the family!"

So we do the whole intro thing  -hugs, you're awesome, we love your show
Rob's like "she has a flower on her head and diamonds in her ears"
then we took pictures with him

and then he asked me and ty how long we've been married, how old we were & he's like let me take a picture of yall I want to show my girlfriend.. so he whips out his phone and take a picture of us with his phone. just a family pic without rob on his phone, kinda funny

so we talked for a bit, thanked him for being totally cool & letting us intrude in on his space & he was seriously so nice to us - oh ya, he was like normally we try and take our address off of all those list as soon as we hear it pops up so we filled him in on where it was leaked.. it was the least we could do for stalking, right?! haha but seriously we all had so much adrenaline going on the ride home!!