Monday, February 28, 2011

Jam Session Monday featuring Disney Tunes

I am feeling a bit nostalgic today so I decided to create a playlist of my favorite Disney songs!
Aww.....this really takes me back to the good ol' days :)

What is your favorite Disney song?

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Verse for the week

I hate conflict of all types and at the mo I am caught in the middle of one and I don't know what to do.  So I am going to pray that God will give me patience and a forgiving heart, letting his love shine through me.

Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Colossians 3:13

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Matthew 5:9

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
James 1:19-21

Friday, February 25, 2011

Things for Friday

Caution: this blog post is extremely food heavy.

Zachary wanted me to include the burgers he made this past week so he could prove to his mom that he has some culinary prowess.  They were stuffed with cheese and turned out really good.

Sorry for the blurriness in this pic, just wanted to show off the cheesy goodness.

I am now the proud owner of smoothie straws.  They work perfectly, no more fruit chunks clogging my straw!

Yesterday, mom and I mad roast chicken and veggies.

Chicken prior to roasting.

Chicken after roasting.

And this is the bread pudding that I will be stuffing my face with later.  I will post the recipe sometime soon.

In other news, Kipper was spayed yesterday.  She has been acting really lethargic and mopey today which makes me feel like a bad mommy :(

I am not a fan of the "cones of shame" so we came up with an alternative restraint to keep Kipper from biting at her stitches.  Unfortunately, she bit through the t-shirt and tore it off her body.

And lastly I will leave you with a sign that spring is on its way :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Verse for the Week

I am currently reading my way through the book of Romans.  Here are a few verses from what I read today.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
   “For your sake we face death all day long;
   we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
 37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:35-39

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Our Engagement Photos!

Today, Zachary and I had our engagement photos taken by my dad.  He is not a professional photographer but he did an amazing job!

If we had a theme, I guess you could call it "Childlike Love".  We just wanted it to be carefree and whimsical.  So we romped around my parent's yard, playing on the tire swing and in the tree house.  We also ventured to the old farmhouse next door where my grandpa grew up.  It is such a beautiful property and I wish it still belonged to our family......sigh.  Oh well, now it is a gorgeous park that everyone can enjoy :)

Here is the finished product!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tube Time

Even though I have only seen a few episodes, I am in love with Raising Hope.  What a great show!  I end up belly laughing for the full thirty minutes that it airs.

The story follows a young guy, Jimmy, who is thrust into the role of single-daddy when his "Baby Mama" is put in the slammer (sounds depressing, I know, but they put a humorous spin on it and all of the jokes are lighthearted).  Jimmy lives with his parents, Burt and Virginia, and his Maw Maw and together they raise baby Hope. 

Maw Maw is, by far, my favorite out of the bunch.  She epitomizes what I will be like if (or when) I become a crazy old lady!

I cannot describe to you how funny this show is, you've got to check it out for yourselves!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Jam Session Monday featuring Old Crow Medicine Show

Many couples have their own special love song that personifies their relationship.  And since it is Valentine's Day, I thought I would share Zach and my version of this "Love Song".  The song is Wagon Wheel.  Not a love song persay, but definitely the tune to our story.

Zach will sing it and play the guitar, which is quite darling, seeing as he has the perfect twangy accent.  Now all I need to do is learn to play either the harmonica or the fiddle.

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hiatus and Bi-Weekly Favs

Almost 2 weeks without blogging and I have no excuse.  I just haven't felt very inspired over the past two weeks and I am still struggling with finding interesting things to blog about.  Jan-Feb have been extremely loooooong and slooooow, thus causing me to develop a wicked case of cabin fever.  This, coupled with general grumpiness, have made me rather intolerable and I want to take this moment to shout out a sincere "sorry" to whomever has been targeted by my grumpiness (cough, cough, Zach).

Today I am taking the vow to make myself find joy even in the cold and dreary months when it is all you can do to get out of bed in the morning.  I will also stop being so down on myself.  I had another job interview yesterday (which went well, fingers crossed :)  and I am waiting to hear back from them.  If I do not get the job I refuse to let it get me down and spend an entire day moping in my bed and eating carbs, like I did last time.  Instead, I will spend the day finding joy in everything that surrounds me.

Here are some small things that have brought me joy in the past 2 weeks.

Warm and cozy fires.  My house lost power on the night when the ice storm hit a couple weeks ago and luckily we already had a fire burning when it went out.  It was so peaceful to be surrounded by the flickering light of the fire and the candles we lit.  There is something about being void of technology that causes a person to sit and think, ponder and philosophize.  I really liked it.

Origami!  I rediscovered this craft a week ago and after a few failed attempts I was able to make these three lovely creations.  My favorite is the owl.

Piping hot cups of tea.  I am talking liquid fire here folks, it is the only way to stay warm in these cold temps.
Coincidentally, tea is even more delicious when served in beautiful mugs, like this one with polar bears.

Dogs that think they are human children and therefore must be snuggled in your lap when they are sleepy. 
Kipper has just entered the canine version of the terrible two's stage, she has become quite destructive.

This is Glimmfeather.  He is an Owl Warmie that I made for my sister as a Christmas gift.  What is an Owl Warmie?  They are owl creations I sew out of scraps of material and then stuff with rice.  Pop 'em in the microwave for a couple minutes and you have a cute pal to keep you toasty warm!

Soon I will be opening my own Etsy shop to sell these adorable creatures (more deets on that later).

Well that's enough for today.  I have 2 stir-crazy dogs whining by the door that need to be taken on a walk.  Time to put on three layers of clothing and venture forth into the tundra.  Luckily the forecast is predicting 50's for this coming week, WOOHOO!