Happy Halloween! Pinterest Style!

Hi guys! I hope you’re having a spook-tacular day so far! See what I did there? HA! So corny, I know 🙂 Yesterday I was feeling a bit under the weather and went to bed by 9 after getting everything done around the house. So next week I will complete my Buying a Home 101 post! Today, I’d like to share with you a blog post that was sent to me by a rep at Paul Fredrick, an online retailer specializing in men’s dress shirts, and asked to be shared. This post is filled with a few DIY male costume ideas for those of us that (still!) don’t have a costume for tonight! Check it out here: 5 Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas For us females, I searched Pinterest and found some of these that can be thrown together with articles you probably already have in your closet! Enjoy! Rosie the Riveter

20131031-100238.jpg With a pair of jeans, a chambray shirt, and a red bandana, this is one of the easiest and most classic costumes ever! Where’s Waldo Wanda

20131031-100536.jpg Jeans, a striped sweater, a warm stripey knit hat, and your favorite camera make this easy costume a great way to capture all of those Halloween night memories! Audrey Hepburn

20131031-100647.jpg Going someplace classy tonight? Throw on your best Little Black Dress and a statement necklace and hit the town! An easy DIY updo will complete the look. A Contestant on The Price is Right

20131031-100918.jpg This silly costume was my choice at work last year. It not only works well in small groups (always have someone bid $1!), but it only requires jeans, your favorite old college sweatshirt, some cardboard, and colored paper! How easy is that?! Whatever you choose to do tonight, please be safe! I hope tonight is filled with many more treats than tricks 🙂


Introducing Nanny Nanny Boo-Boo!

I’m so pleased to announce the starting of my second blog and side project, Nanny Nanny Boo-Boo!


Every Tuesday I will be posting a look into my life as a nanny. You will see why I became a nanny and all the fun adventures I take with my little lovely, “E”

I hope you all link up with 2n2b if you’re interested in Child Development, Parenting, Arts and Crafts for kids, and Child Care DIY/Printables!

Fashion Feature: Fall Scarves

It’s starting to get cool and you know what that means! Scarf weather!

Now I’m not necessarily just talking about the big, bulky sweater-knit scarves that I love so much in the dead of winter. I’m talking about the light, flowy, knot-able scarves that add a little pizzazz (and warmth) to your look!

Here are a few of my faves:

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Also, check out this amazing knot library to find unique ways to tie your scarves!


All sources can be found on my Fashion Pinterest board


Back in Action

There’s so much to cover this week as I am back in action posting in my usual form!

The last month has forced me to put blogging on the back burner and I’m ready to dive back in! Here’s what is in store for this week:

Monday (today!) – Fashion Feature – Scarves
Tuesday – Introducing my new side project: Nanny Nanny Boo-Boo

Wednesday – Buying a Home 101

Thursday – Pinterest Post: 20 Great Date Ideas (besides dinner & a movie!)

Friday – My Healthy Living Journey Update and Starting Stats

Saturday – Weekend Adventures

Sunday – Recipe of the Week: Ree Drummond’s Onion Strings

Stay tuned for a bunch of TWL fun!

I’m Back!

Hey guys! Remember me? It’s so good to be back!

If you’ve missed posts, it’s because I predominately use the WordPress App to compile my posts; if you guys are like me, when I get home from work, it’s hard to squeeze in any alone time between chores and taking care of your family. Since I am lucky enough to have built-in alone time at work (re: nap time), I use my iPad to write. Somehow, though, my WordPress App has been frozen over the past two weeks, resulting in me not being able to figure it out to post!

So here’s some of what’s been going on in our world:

We are officially house hunting! After talking with our bank, we realized that we can not only afford a house right now, but our mortgage will be about $600 less a month than our rent! Woo-hoo! We are going to see our first house viewing tonight!

In other news:


The pups have officially become inseparable.


Rhea is battling a bout of itchiness that we think is attributed to an over abundance of yeast in the cute little folds of her skin. We are on a mission to make her more comfortable with baths, and some antibacterial gel.


Jeff and I attended the Navy Birthday Ball. Super fun and a great reason to get all dolled up!


I made my first ever pumpkin pie after taking a trip to Julian, CA and getting in the fall spirit! I have some tweaking to do to make it my own, but as soon as I have it perfected I’ll be sharing it with all of you!

Also, for all of you who have been requesting copies of my DIY nanny binder, I will be updating that post with the files as soon as I have a spare minute to get on my desktop!

Thanks for sticking with me through the chaos!