Saturday, December 29, 2012

The bestie!

About a year and a half ago, this little peach...otherwise know as my BFF....decided to move to Florida. ALL THE WAY FROM IDAHO TO FLORIDA. this was completely unacceptable...and so I decided to be mad at her forever. After about 3 days of being mad, I started missing her like crazy. This girl and I have been through hell and back together, and I love her like a sister. We've been best friends since we were freshman!
I havent seen her in a little over a year! She and her family came back to see her husbands family for Christmas! Its so crazy how you have those friends who just get you....and who love you no matter what...this is Marie...she just gets me...and I love her so much.

We did a little of this......

Pedis...with the bestie!

She gave me the most amazing christmas present EVER! This is us in high school...I think we were juniors...Holy Hottness huh!

I made her cheer with me...she hated it the WHOLE time....and she still gives me crap, and says that I owe her because she lost a whole year of her life as an "athletic supporter" HA!


Love this girl.
And of course any lady date isnt complete with out the fro yo!
After a year and a couple months its hard to believe that we just picked up like we hadnt been 2,000 plus miles apart, but thats what best friends do! I am so happy for her and her husband...and I know they love their life in Florida, but I get a little jealous sometimes...because I miss her. So I have to put my big girl panties on and deal!
Happy Saturday lovies! Call your BFF and tell her you love her!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

December love!

I hope that all of you had a FABULOUS CHRISTmas!! I know that we did! I have tons of posts planned to show you pics and tell you about the fun stuff we did...but now I have to play catch up!
Its time show you lovelies this month's Cara Box! This months theme was "sparkle"....My FAV!!
I was paired with 2 beauties. One was the girly that I sent a box to and the other was the person who sent me a box! I sent to Jessica , and the fabulous lady who sent to me was Julie over at Oh my Tookies!
This girl is just amazing. She loves Jesus, and she is SOOOO sweet. Her package to me blessed me in ways beyond words.
The sweetest part was her words to me. She asked me some questions, and in one of my answers I told her about my mama...who has passed away. I told her how we used to bake cookies together and frost them with yummy buttercream. Julie sent me some of the most amazing buttercream frosting I have ever EVER eaten. It was from her shop...Tookies
It made me cry....thinking about my mom! (happy tears!)
It was just the sweetest package ever. Everything that she sent me had a sweet note on it...she really is blessed with knowing how to make people feel special.
this was the card...
Some awesome sparkly mineral eyeshadow....
A super cute christmas charm bracelet!
Some fabulous pink and blue bobby pins and an adorable pink sparkly headband!
a cute little bottle of pink sparky nail polish, files, nail decals, and a mary kay satin hands set
This was the cutest packaging ever...this box contained the most yummiest most fabulous red velvet cookies I have EVER tasted, and buttercream frosting that literally melted in my mouth!!!!!!

This was the sweet note that she put on the package of tookies.....

the only thing I didnt get a pic of by itself was the fabulous apple body wash that she sent me! I used it in the shower and when I came to bed, the mister kept smelling me saying "YUM, you smell like an I could just take a bite of you!" haha.

this was all the loot together....such a blessing to me! I LOVED everything she sent me!!! It was like we have been friends forever and she knew me super well!

There was a note on top of this one saying "open last" and it was the best thing besides the TOOKIES! A charm for my bracelet that says "celebrate friends!"

I am SO glad to call Julie my friend....and I am so glad that Kaitlyn decided to start this Carabox swap. It has blessed me beyond just getting a box of cool stuff. It has given me new friends!!!
I also because I am obsessed with blog swaps and giving people presents  did another blog swap and this one was a secret santa swap! It was hosted by these foxy ladies...
My partner that I played santa to was Michelle! I sent her some awesome goodies....a starbucks card, a journal, some nail polish and some other fun things!
And what my fabulous secret santa gave me!!!!!!
everything was SO me! sparkly nail polish...a cute sign that says "get your jingle on", a super cute and sparkly candle holder, and some fabulous pink lip gloss. This santa really hit the nail on the sparkle lovin head!!! And because I already checked out the link up, I know that my santa was Kari over at cupcakes and bling ! Thanks for the awesome gifts Kari, I love everything!!!
Well, there you have it my sweets....I got spoiled...and I have new friends. I am blessed. And I am still addicted to blog swaps!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

31 days of giving

yesterday I was silent on my blog to show support for all of the families in Conn....but before that....I have been quiet on the blog because I have been trying to wrap my mind around the tragedy in Conn. My heart just breaks for those families, and for the family of the shooter. For everyone who was touched by that situation.
I am just praying that God is near to them, holding them and giving them the peace that only HE can give.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

I am doing TOOKIES'S 31 days of giving! And I am JUST loving it.
 On Sunday, I went through a drive through at a local restaurant and the girl that was working the window was SO sweet. She looked like she had had a rough life. But her spirit was just adorable, and she was laughing and joking with me...she thought it was SO funny that both our names were Heather. Before I drove off, I asked her if she had kids...she said that she did, 4 of them. So I handed her some free movie passes and told her to take her babies to a movie! She looked at me with tears in her eyes and said "really? for me" When I smiled and said "yes! Merry Christmas!" she just cried! It touched my heart in a huge way.
On Monday night after work I went to sonic and picked up 3 $5 gift cards....
 I stuck a note in them that said "Merry Christmas! You've been R.A.K.E.D! We wanted to bless you with a random act of kindness! God Bless, and have a very Merry Christmas!" I handed them out to random people..A nurse at one of the nursing homes, a lady renting a redbox at Walgreens...and a women getting gas at the Chevron. It felt really good. Giving back when I have been blessed so much is awesome.
What have you done to give this month? What have you done to bless someone?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Silence and Prayers

Today I am silent on my blog with hundreds of other bloggers. Praying and thinking of the families and everyone touched by this tragedy.

Psalm 34:18

18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Lord be near.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Introducing the Mister...

Hey ya' you get the pleasure of a post from the mister
...he thought you should know all about the real me. (and of course I know you love the picture of him looking like a demon about to eat some scalding hot fondue)

One thing the readers need to know about me? You are crazy. You are coo coo for cocoa puffs.

What is your favorite thing about me?  My favorite thing that we can write in a blog??? Haha. It would be your giving spirit. Because you love to give to others.  

What drives you crazy about me? You like to be in control. ALL THE TIME.

What is your favorite thing to do with me? Travel and go on dates. Because we get silly. And make up stupid stories.

If you could describe in 5 words what would they be? beautiful, fun, loving, strange (because you always check for bedbugs even at 300 a night hotels, and you are obsessed with smelling good...and you have 400 kinds of perfume and body spray) but most of all you love God, and you love others.
He says that there is more...but he has to go make dinner. I am such a lucky girl.
I hope everyone is having an awesome december...there is alot to be thankful for. But sometimes its easy to get caught up in the "have to's" and the "want to's" and the "I wants".

So here is a little present from me to you....xoxox

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My Favorites...

Hey my little sugar plums....I thought I would write a post dedicated to my favorite things this month. Since they change often..I guess its good to look back and see what craziness I was into and when.
I am obsessed with big hair, the bigger the better. As far as I am concerned jacked to Jesus isnt high enough.
 These are my favorite products....
Moroccan Oil, I LOVE this stuff..I use it every time I wash my hair (twice a week). After I wash it I slather this on and then put my hair in a tight bun overnight.
The next morning I spray my hair with this nectar from heaven - Kenra Blow Dry Spray. It smells DEE LISH US. I spray it on the mister attacks my head. He thinks it smells like candy.
Then I spray my roots with Kenra root lifting spray...and blow dry.
After it is all dry...I spray the crap out of it with this stuff - Kenra Volume Spray 25 - AMAZING volumizing hair spray. This stuff is fabulous. It gives you hold, but not gross hold. Awesome home. Because their is a difference. duh. After this process...then I curl with a large barrel curling iron. Its takes me about 4 days to do my hair. Just kidding. But it does take a LOOONG time..which is why I only wash my hair twice a week.
My other favs right now are....leggings with boots. Lets face it, sometimes you wanna look cute, but you dont wanna wear jeans. Especially when you are a CG (chubby girl)...and you ate too many french fries for lunch. I am loving my leopard print leggings and my boot socks with my boots.
Its super comfy and I still feel cute. And thats all that matters. Some people say that us CG's shouldnt wear leggings and boots, but I can rock it. So if you are a ney sayer...keep on ney sayin. But I am gonna keep lookin fabulous.
My other fav right now is this lovely bottle...
Incredible body spray from Victoria Secret. Its smells like heaven. I have a bottle in my car and a bottle at home...I coat my self in it thoroughly before I leave home. Its like a sealant. So all my goodness doesn't get out. And I love it. You will too, I promise. So put it on your christmas list!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Who am I?

You know those days that something happens and it makes you question everything? Someone today told me that I was "A fake Bi%$# who only cares about what people think" they told me that I put on a front to make people think that I was a "good christian" girl. Then they told me that I wasnt fooling anyone.
This crushed me. Am I fake? Do I put on a front? Do I try to be someone that I am not? Am I not always honest with people?
Do I act like this....
In front of some people and like this.....
In front of others?
Do I judge people, or lie to people?
And I guess why these questions wrecked me so much is because the answer was yes to some of them. I am NOT perfect. I do judge people sometimes, but I am working on that. And I am trying to let God use me, I am trying to see everyone as God sees them. Do I yell at my husband and disrespect him sometimes, yes I do....but I am working on that too. I am the first one to admit that I am not perfect. But anyone who knows me and loves me will tell you that I am honest. I dont pull any punches. If I screw up, I will tell you. If I fall, I will tell you, because the truth is...I might need you to help me up.
This persons description of me was not "true" but it still made me think. And when I think...I am able to see the areas that still need work. I am a work in progress. I am never going to stop growing or stop trying to be better. A better person, a better wife, a better mom, and better friend, a better christian.
What about you? Have you ever had someone say something to you that really hurt, but when you really thought about could take their hurtful words and grow from them?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


get ready for a whole lotta nonsense....
can a regular person put a police light on their car? Because I would like to just have one chillin in my could come in handy. And if you DID have a police light...and you used it...would people automatically get out of the way?
Lets talk about Ke$ha...she needs to put her clothes on and stop having sex in the bathroom at the club. come on girl...have some class.
A couple of nights ago I was at home depot with my cousin...we were looking at carpet...( there was this display of tile on the end cap of one of the aisles. She was looking at the tile, and then she started to smell it. Like stick her nose on the tile and smell it. I gave her one of the those "what in the world are you doing?" looks and she said "its scented!" So I read the said "scented lily" so I smelled it too. But it didnt smell like anything....then we started reading the other names of the tiles "salted caramel", "whipped mocha", "sunlit bay"...and "scented lily". was just the name of the WASNT scented. We are SO smart. SUPER SMART.
People who drive fast in school zones make me angry. like really angry. like want to ram into their car angry. When the sign says 20mph...and the lights are means that you need to drive 20 MILES PER HOUR. not 30, not 35 and not 40. there are little kids walking in that area. SLOW DOWN!
Student loans suck. I would be rich if I wasnt paying all of our student loans.
My car has an outlet and twice last week I actually curled my hair IN my car. I wasnt driving. I promise.
Have you done something this month to give to others? No? Well, get to the gettin. There are people everywhere who have a need that YOU could meet. Or better can just do a random act of kindness. Just do something. If everyone did ONE thing for someone else...things would be alot less crazy up in here.
And finally....I love Christmas. I love celebrating the birth of that little baby, born in a manger...who has made my life worth living. Do you know the REAL reason for the season?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Why is it so hard to be a girl?

Seriously..its SO hard to be a girl. Being cute, and getting cute is a hard job. Especially when you are a CG (chubby girl).
Taking a shower is a chore in and of itself...20 minutes...washing the hair twice...conditioning the hair..shaving...washing my face...its a process. Boys can just jump in and jump out. Not cool.  
Then....It takes me at least 20 minutes to blow dry this big ol' mane...and then another 15 to try and make it look decent.
I wonder how long it takes THIS girl to do that to her hair.....
Then it takes me another 15 minutes to put on my spackle and war paint makeup. Granted I pile it on...but ya'll know how much I love MASCARA!!! I just feel naked with out my makeup.
Then I have to try and find something cute to wear that doesnt make me feel fatter...or make me look like a busted can of biscuits.
And G-word forbid that its hot when I am trying to do ANY of this...I sweat like a Wilderbeast. Then my hair is frizzy, and my makeup looks like I just had a 16 day binge with Ozzy Osborne. Not cute.
Then if I have to wear something that cuts off my circulation more form fitting...I have to wear spanx. If you have never had the pleasure of wearing are missing out. You must go buy some now, and wear them. HAHAHA....just kidding. Wearing spanx is like buying a boa constrictor and letting it suffocate you. SO MUCH FUN. But they do make my butt look a little less huge. So I'm down.
What else...oh yeah...Then once we are all takes 4 minutes to get everything off to just go potty. (yes I say potty...I have kids...and the word pee is gross.)
See...its tough to be a girl. And I know you all agree. Right? Right.
Have a magical monday....heres to hopin' your spanx dont suffocate you! I started a 2 week jont with NO fast food, and no starbucks. Pray for me my sweets...I need to stick with it. To save money AND make it less important that I wear spanx!

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Thats the title of this post because thats how my table at the tea turned out! If you read this post then you know what I am talking about. I was all crazed up because I didnt know what I was going to do for my table.
It turned out super cute. I used zebra and super bright colors, tons of candles and glitter everywhere. It probably looked like 8 year olds should have been sitting there...but it was totally me!!!
I found some awesome round zebra print ornaments at Pier One and some other super sparkly peace signs at walmart...those were the favors that the guests at my table got to take home!
I used square glass plates, and clear glass coffee mugs...and plain glass wine glasses.
The most special ladies at my table were my cousin Amy, my aunt Mary, and my pooh. I just adore my family...and I am so thankful that all of these women could come!

Amy and I....I was super glad she came...she has an 18 month old and he was sick that morning, plus she is I knew that she really needed a night away!
The tea was a success....and I was proud of my table. Even though I threw a fit and freaked out about. I am such a drama queen. Its amazing that anyone even WANTED to sit with me!
Hope all of you had a fab weekend...and I hope you have a SUPER week this week!!!!!!