Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Project Life Tuesday: 2012: Week 4

Here we are again... another week of Project Life in the books.  I am really loving this project and I love Sundays when I put the entire layout together.  But I am finding since I started this project, that the weeks are flying by.  It's crazy!!  I know it's always a topic of discussion, how time flies......BUT in reality it REALLY is!!!  Hard to believe that today is the last day of January and tomorrow is the start of February.

Anways, I am excited to show you my layouts for week 4!!!

Full layout....

Left side....

Right side....

Thanks for stopping by... hope everyone is enjoying their Project Life just as much as I am!!

Linking up today with The Mom Creative for Project Life Tuesday

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Metamorphosis Monday-Pinterest Style

Just wanted to share a great recipe I made for the first time last night.... of course it was inspired by PINTEREST.  I have been wanting to try this recipe for awhile and so glad I did.  It was delicious, easy, and the hubby LOVED it. 

So heres the link to the recipe for Pepporoni Roll Ups


Just a few photos from beginning to end...

What are you waiting for???  Try this recipe tonight... I promise you won't be disappointed!!

Linking up with Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.

Friday, January 27, 2012


T.G.I.F is an under statement!!!  This week has been another crazy one.  Clinicals are going great, but extremely busy.  I am mentally and physically exhasuted and I miss my hubby and Lily.  I haven't been getting home till about 8:30 every night and it just makes things kinda of a drag when I don't get much time with them at night.  I know, I know.... I don't have kids to take care of, but I am still going to whine!!!!  It's alot and there is no way around that. 

In between clinicals and studying, I have been on the job hunt.  I haven't really decided what I want just yet.  My heart is set on one thing, but I just want to make sure that it is the right one.  Too much time has been spent to choose the wrong thing!!!!!! 

But anways.... I'll stop with the whining and complaining!!!!  (for now, haha!!!)

On a brighter side... Wanted to share with you guys some really cute Vday decorations that I found at Hobby Lobby last week.  I have a real obsession with Hobby Lobby and Target right now.  I always love these places, but I feel like I am going once a week to see "whats new"  and that is soooo not good!

Here are my cute finds.....

Love these little cupcakes... cute, simple, and look great on my bakers rack in the kitchen.

Love this too.... I put all of Patricks favorite candy in there for him to snack on.  Reese and peanut butter M &Ms. 

I hung this cute heart from the window seal in my kitchen, so cute and adds a little Vday spirit in the kitchen.

And my decorative kitchen towels.  I am a freak when it comes to decorative holiday towels on my stove.  I feel in love with these at Target.  This are for looks ONLY, when my husband remembers!!! haha!!

I really enjoy deocrating our house for each holiday!!  Growing up my mom always had holiday decor out and I think she has passed on the LOVE to me.   I stick with the more major holidays (Vday, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas) may be forgetting a few!! 

What about you guys.....  do you like decorating your house too for your families???

Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

OH, How Pinteresting!!

For those of you who use Pinterest, you know what I am talking about when I say..... It is ADDICTIVE!!!  I discovered Pinterest a months ago and I have found so many great DIY projects, ideas for decorating, recipes, and much much more.  I am now having to limit the amount of time I spend on this site.  The pins and ideas sharing on here is just great!!

Today I am linking up with Michelle over at The Vintage Apple for Oh, So Pinteresting Wednesday!

Here are my favorite pins from this week!!

I have to have a bar of some sort this like in my next house.

In Rachel Zoe words.... I die!!!  These boots make want girl when we start having kids!! So cute!

I love this DIY headband, so cute and fashionable.

Great idea... these manilla folders labeled by each month have preplanned/preapid dates for couples.  Such a cute and fun way for coupls to have date night.

This outfit is super cute and I just love those Toms.  I am in love with Toms right now and just placed an online order... should be receiving my shipment any day now.

Linking up to Oh, How Pinteresting Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Project Life Tuesday: 2012: Week 3

Can't believe it is already Tuesday again, but soo glad that it is.  That means it is another Project Life Tuesday (now one of my favorite days of the week).  This week was pretty busy with being back to school M-F with some pretty late hours.  But I was able to capture a picture a day that I think well represented our week.

Our week in review... full layout

I am getting more and more creative each week!!! And I absolutely love looking at all the other PL link ups, the inspiration and ideas are so great!

Left page.....

I ran out of run when it came to journaling these days... so much went on.  And I incorporated my first piece of everyday life!!  Can you see the To-do-list my hubby made me on my day off??  Haha, so funny.  This was my first list from him, but probably not the last.  He thought he was so funny doing this, so I let him have the pride and joy in doing so :o))

Right page........

I really liked the way this page turned out!!  Wednesday I was sick and didn't get around to taking a picture, so I used this scrappy insert I got from Hobby Lobby.  It is a pocket with tickets where you record "10 things I love of everyday life" I love this!!!  I even included a Facebook wall post from a firend that made my day!  I think it is so fun to use these, really adds a little jazz!!!

Up close and personals.......

I am in LOVE with DIY and Pintrest projects right now.

Love how these collages turned out on this bottom page.  So many pics that I wanted to use and only have Design A pocket protectors right now. 

The Mom Creative

Thanks for stopping by.... See ya next time!  Hope everyones week is off to a great start!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Crazy Busy Monday


This is all I have to say about today... hate to wish days away, but super glad this one is over.  Today in the immediate care we saw 75 patients from 9am-6pm.  Needless to say I am dead.... the first time I looked at the clock today, it was 2pm!!!  Ahhhhh!!!!!!!

Makes for a fast, quick day.  But, no matter how tired I am or fast the day was, each patient received quality care and at the end of the day that is all that matters.

On a better note... tomorrow is my hubbys 27th birthday!!  So happy early birthday to my hubby, supporter, and love of my life!!!!  We have been munching on his birthday cake already.  We always get a cookie cake from The Great American Cookie Company from Patrick's mom on our birthdays.  I LOVE them soooo much!!

Off to bed early tonight, early start in the morning.  Have to be the O.R. at 6am!  Sigh!!!

Night blogger friends! 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Social Sunday

I have been doing a lot of searching lately to find blogs that I want to follow.  And I have found soooo sooo many!!  I have found many that will help inspire my Project Life, some that have the funnest DIY projects, some with great home organizational ideas, and others that I just LOVE that I have something personal in common with the blogger.

Well today I stumbled upon Uncommon Creating The Extraordinary and I fell in love with the blog and projects/crafts that she has completed.  And then I noticed something fun..... Sunday Social.  I great way to visit other blogs, meet new friends, and get your blog out there for others to see.  I love this idea!!!  So I decided to participate and I can't wait to over the next couple weeks or months all the fun blogs I find and people I meet.  You should try it too.  Just link up below and happy friend/blog finding!!



Last night we pulled off the ultimate surprise..... My mom, sisters, and I surprised my dad with a 50th birthday party!!!  I can't even begin to explain to you how hard he is to surprise!!  But we did it, he had to clue!!  His birthday was actually December 27th, but this was the first weekend we were all free.  We surprised him at BJ's resturant in Bardstown and all the Thompson family was there.  We had drinks, appetizers, dinner, drinks, and MORE drinks :o)) 

When dad walked in.....

It was a great time and almost the entire Thompson family was there so it was pretty special.

My two favorite men!! LOVE them so much!

Mom, Me, Dad, Kathleen.... Allie Rae was off playing with some of our cousins!!!

Dad with his siblings,mom and dad!

Can you see how much fun we were having?!?!  So glad we pulled the off the surprise!!  Have anyone of you ever had a surprise bday party?  I did, when I was 13!!!  They are so fun!!!

Happy Sunday!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday night fun... 25 things you didn't know about me!

So glad the weekend is upon us.  I have had a sinus infection all week, have felt terrible, but today has been by far the worst day.  I feel like I have been "hit" by a truck.  I hardly ever get sick, but when I do my body knows how to do it up right!!  Moving from the hospital setting to outpatient/office setting is what is killing me.  My body is not immune to this "new" bugs... but I am trying to deal.  But please sickness, LEAVE ME ALONE!!

Since I'm not really up to it, I am going to share a post that I've been working on behind the scences.  I have prepared a list of 25 things you didn't know about me.  Hope this gives you guys a little insight into my life and for (all those new followers) who I am!!  Hope everyone has a great weekend. 

Drumroll please.......

1. Marred to my middle-school sweet heart, Patrick. Been together for a total of 8 years, married for 1
and 1/2 years.
2. Have a sweet little puppy named Lily. And we even have the same birthday, July 21st!
3. Graduated from the University of Louisville in 2009, with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing
4. Will be graduating from the University of Louisville this May 2012, with my Masters Degree in
Nursing, specializing in Family Nurse Practitioner.
5. Love to scrapbook, craft, read, and decorate my house
6. New to the blogging world... used to a blog a long time ago, but veered from it. But I'm back!
7. Addicted to Pintrest and all the wonderful pins out there
8. Favorite store (s): Target, Hobby Lobby, Pier 1, J Crew, and Francescas
9. Favorite resturant: Would have to be a 4 way tie between... Cheddars, Outback, PF Changs,
and Wicks pizza
10. Sports Lover, especially basketball and football
11. Huge Kentucky Wildcat fan
12. Worked as a critical care nurse for 3 years in the ICU at Norton Audubon Hospital
13. Oldest of three siblings... all girls me (25), Kathleen (22), Allie (11)
14. Played basketball from 2nd grade all the way until senior year of highscool.
15. Had surgery in March 2005 on my left knee. I tore my ACL in my last basketball game which
was the regional final.
16. Would love to have 3 kids one day...my family is all girls....so I hope to have a few girls too, but I
would like to have a boy.
17. I drive aVolkswagon Jetta... not my favorite, but holding out till I graduate in May. Chevy Tahoe
will be my next vehicle, until then I will just dream
18. I am a momma and daddy kinda girl!! My mom and I talk at least 3-4 times a day and see each
other at every other day. My dad holds a special place too and I go to him for EVERYTHING.
Don't know what I would do without them.
19. New scrapper to Project Life... see here. Great and simple way to scrap and so much fun.
20. Will be acting as Matron of Honor in my middle sisters wedding in July of this year. (my littlest
sister is the maid of honor).
21. Obsessed with Rachel Zoe (fashion designer) and Tori Spelling. DVR is set to record all their
shows...Never a one!
22. I have two precious little nephews- Pierce (3) and Cooper (almost 3 months). They are so cute and
I love to play and spend time with them.
23. Favorite color: The fabulous yellow and gray combo
24. Not much of a cooker, but doing my best. I am learning alot and using great recipes thanks to
25. Lover of life, the small things, and blessed beyond my dreams with the best family and friends a
girl could ask for!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January Madness

Never know what kind of weather your gonna get when you leave in Kentucky.  It is the 60's one day and 20's the next, needless to say we know what to expect around here.  But I think yesterday was probably a shock to all.  Yesterday our local meteorologists gave us forewarning that were was going to be some strong storms with gusty winds.  But, living in the CRAZY area for weather that we do, the storms turned VERY severe.  There was tornado warnings in our area and areas surrounding for over 1 hour.  And there ended up being 7 confirmed  tornado touchdowns by the National Weather Service!  Crazy, huh??  Tornados on January 17th, not snow or a blizzard.... who knew??

The crazy thing was, I was at Target when the severe weather moved in.  I'm not going to lie, I was a little frightened.  Target employees escorted all shoppers to a safe place, where we sat for about 1 hour. Luckily, nothing severe happened where I was, to our home, or any of our family/friends.  But I am praying for those families and homes that were affected. 

But on a positive note.... I want to share all the GREAT deals I found shopping at Target after being released from the Tornado safe zone.

We keep Lily's dog food in the house in the laundry room and the bag always seems to get in my way so I was determined to fix that.

Love the OXO Soft Works Containers, they are my fav!  Much better!!!!

And don't you love these bowls.... all on clearance for $1.38 a piece.  We needed plastic bowls like this for cereal and what not, because I hate using my good dinner bowls all the time.  My kitchen is red, so they match perfect.

Ummm.... no explanation here other than I am in major clean-up and clean-out mode.  Time to get serious and organized around here.  Love all the containers Target has right now, so many styles and colors!!

I guess I don't need to say it, because you can probably already see that I am a sucker and HEART Target!!  This is my favorite and go-to store for absolutely everything.

Last picture to leave you with on this Wednesday..... My hubby and I went to the UK game last night.  We had great tickets and was kind of a pre-celebration leading up to his birthday on Jan 24th!!

2 days till the weekend, but who's counting??

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Project Life Tuesday: 2012: Week 2

I am super excited for today's Project Life post.  I feel like my layout has improved just since last week.  I am wanting to kind of stay simple just because of my busy life style for the next couple of months, but I do want to kind of make it mine and add a little creativity here and there.  I don't really have any embellishments this week, but I feel like it is something I can come back to and I can add personal touches to previous layouts as ideas come it me.  I am trying not to force it... that make sense?!

So here goes nothing!!
Week 2 of Project Life Full layout pic.....

I did some editing in photoshop to some of my pictures to spice it up a bit.  I am learning and becoming more familiar with making collages and I really like them.  I am able to incorporate more pics in just one slot.

Left page.....

Top half up close and personal......  Don't you love the cheetah Danksos!!  They are so fun and I have had so many compliments at work from patients and families.  Adds a little somthing to the scrub look!

Bottom half up close and personal.....

Right page.....

Top half up close and personal.....

Bottom half up close and personal.....

As you can see, it was a pretty busy week for the Devine family... but a GREAT one.  I have been doing excellent so far with taking a picture a day, just hoping a can stay on track.  I have been using Design A templates so far and I really like this look.  I LOVE that I can add multiple pictures into one slot and can journal right along side the picture.  When I purchased my PL kit I bought a few other designs, so I hope to incorporate those soon.

And don't forget to link up with Jessica Turner at The Mom Creative for Project Life Tuesday.

The Mom Creative

Monday, January 16, 2012

MLK JR. Day and Organization in the making.....

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day to all!! Hope everyone is having a great holiday. Today is such a great day for America to remember MLK Jr. and to reflect back on how far our country has come as a whole. I am proud to live here in America and am so thankful that the old ways of America are not true in present day. Thanks to all our great leaders and fellow service men who make this country so great, to protect our freedom and safety.
Remember, me saying that I was supposed to work today.... Well, I ended up having an unexpected day off! I was so excited, especially since my hubby was off too. So I was able to pull that lingering to-do and I was able to complete a few things. We are planning to get all new flooring in the house and would like to have it done within the next month, so we made a trip to one of our favorite stores... Lowes to start browsing and do some pricing. We found a lot of great things and hope to start the redo soon. I will be sure to post before and after shots!!!

But the project I was able to tackle and finish day had to do with my coupons. Now, I am not an extremist, but I do look at the coupons in the Sunday paper and I hang on to the ones with the products that we use on regular basis. I found myself laying these coupons everywhere and before I know it I just toss them because I can't keep them organized. Also, for all those Bed Bath and Beyond, Hobby Lobby, and Pier 1 coupons lying in the bottom of my purse..... ughhhh!! They get in my way!!

So I decided it was time to get them organized and find something to keep them in, so that they are all in one place and I can put it in my purse.   I figure if they are with me and organized I will be more apt to use them.  I made a few stops in Dollar Store, Hobby Lobby, and Target but didn’t really find anything that I liked.  So, on my way home I decided to give Dollar Tree a try.  And what do you know… I found the perfect organizer for all my coupons and discount offers.   

Here is what I found.....

The container is about 4x6 in dimensions and is small enough to place in my purse.  There are 5 tabs inside that come with labels, so that you can label each section according to what you put in there.  And of course I had to jazz it up a little bit with some stickers that I had laying around.

Here is a look in the inside.....

The total cost of this great organizational project was $1.00.  The organizer was $1.00 and the stickers were free since I already had them!!!  I am very pleased with this and I can't wait to start finally using all the coupons that I collect. 

So what do you think??  Would you use something like this to keep your coupons and discount offers organized?  Or do you have any of your own ideas that you use to keep coupons neat and organized?!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I heart Sundays!

LOVE Sundays.....It is my favorite day of the week!!  Remember that to-do list that I was telling you about that I didn't think would get done... well I surprised myself and was able to mark a few things off the list today (I'll tell you about that later).

I don't think I have mentioned this an any of posts so far, but I have 2 sisters.  I am the oldest, Kathleen(the middle) is 22-years old, and Allie Rae (the youngest) will be 11-years old in 2 weeks.  Kathleen is get married in July, so I started my day off at a bridal show.  My mom, Allie, and I went with Kathleen to see if you could find any ideas.  We didn't really come away with anything, because we have booked most of the big things for the wedding.  But we had a great time being together and mom treated us all to lunch. 

After the bridal shower, I came home did a little cleaning, organizing for the week, and THEN I pulled out that to-do list.  My to-do list is mainly composed of DIY, crafts, and projects that I want to complete.  My first project:  something to hang all of my scarfs..  Being the scarf fanatic that I am,  I know nothing is sturdy enough to hold them all so I just plan to hang my favorites!!  I found this project from a friend a fellow blogger.

Supplies:  one sturdy coat hanger, shower ring curtains, and ribbon.  All supplies purchased from the dollar store. 
Directions:  Cut small pieces of ribbon and tie shower curtain rings to each other one by one.  I made 2 rows of 6 rings.  After you do this, you take the top ring and tie the ring to the base of the hanger with a piece of ribbon

Here is a pic after everything is tied together

Only thing missing now are the scarfs.....

Very easy DIY project and a great way to keep your scarfs organized and not in a pile in the closet.  And thanks to Savannah Richardson for the great idea.

And be sure to check out Between Naps on the Porch blog because.....
I am linking up to Metamorphosis Monday, one fabulous party!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend and has a great holiday tomorrow!