Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

With so much going on.... I am having a hard time staying up on blogging and I hate it, because I really enjoy the time I take for myself and to write down my thoughts.  So for now, I am leaving you with a pic of my precious Lily.  She got a bath and haircut this week... she was in desperate need since her spaying!

My blog redesign will hopefully be completed by this weekend.  Super excited for the change and something more fun and ME!

Friday, February 24, 2012

PhotoADay for March

I have seen this idea of PhotoADay floating around in the blogging world and with all the great photos I am seeing.... I have decided to participate.  I am super excited about this!  The PhotoADay templates are predesigned by (fatmumslim) over at Instagram.  The template gives you daily guide for the month and what to try and capture for that day.  It is an awesome way to capture those precious things in life and then saving those memories by documenting them with photos.  I think this project will be a great addition to my Project Life album.  Not sure how I am going to incorporate it yet, but prolly with collages and an insert at the end of the month... I plan to play this one by ear. 

March's PhotoADay template has already been posted and I am already thinking of great photo opportunities for each day!  Are you doing PhotoADay??  If not, here is the template if you want to give it a shot.... Can't wait to show you what I come up with!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Project Life Tuesday: 2012: Week 7

Life has definately got a hold of me and I am sad that this is my first week of not linking up and having my Project Life Post ready on Tuesday.  Was majorly bummed... but hey, that's come and gone.  I still checked out The Mom Creative and saw lots of great posts and layouts.  Even though I didn't have my layout done in time to post yesterday, it is done now and I am excited to share.  I am back on track and will be back to linking up next Tuesday.

FYI- My pics didn't turn out that good, but I didn't feel like re-taking them.  Oh well!

Full layout

Left side... missing a pic.  Thought I printed it, but obviously not!  I also left one pocket specific for journaling what we did on Valentines day. 

Valentine's Day Printable in a plain pocket protector from Target (front side)

Valentine from my daddy (back side of 1st insert) and Valentines me and my hubby exchanged (front of 2nd insert)

Valentine goodies for Lily and us from our moms (Back of 2nd insert) And last page

Right side-Last page

As you can see missed a few pics again this week.  But I was able to fill them with fun inserts and add ins that I have found from other Project Life layouts.  I love the "Currently journaling card" I made.... gives a great snapshot of life right here and now what you are enjoying, thinking, and living in every day life.  The other was "week in review."  I did this last week and loved it.  Definately think it is a great way to document all the fun and important things that happened that week that was mentioned or if it was you can elaborate.

Wheewwww, glad that is behind me.  Feeling behind is something I DO NOT like.  So now that the layout is complete and it's posted here.....I can focus and move on to this week.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Life... It happens

So I have been MIA lately in a lot of areas and my blogging is definately one of them.  The past 2 weeks have just been a whirlwind.  School is keeping me extremely busy and when I have some down time, I chosing to spend it with my hubby, Lily, and my family.  I've thought about blogging and wanted to, but I had to chose my priorities wisely! 

But, boy have I missed blogging and reading all my lovely friends posts.  I hope that things start to slow down so I can find some time to enjoy the blogger world.  I know I'm not going to be able to post every night, but my goal is 3-4 times a week. Let's see if I can make it happen!

Couple new things that have happened over the past week.
1.  Project Life stock arrived at Amazon!!!  Ahh, I felt like a kid at Christmas. I placed a huge order and so glad I did because everything is SOLD OUT again.  The items have shipped and should be here any day.
2.  Yes, today was the first week I missed out posting my Project Life Tuesday.  Disappointed, but thats here nor there.  I am working on the layout tonight so I won't be behind!
3.  We have found new flooring for the house.  It is going to take a few weeks to get the supplies and ball rolling, but I am so excited.  Can't wait to share before and after pics with everyone.
4.  Lily got spayed,  Patrick was sick so he got to stay home with her a few days.  When he went back, she went do doggie day care.  And today we woke up and all stitches were out.  Don't know how it happened, she slept with us all night and was still... and we woke up to a dog with no stitches or skin tears where the stitches were.  My mother-in-law says she must be  Houdini Jr.!  
5.  I am in the process of re-designing my blog.  This is another thing that I am just soo excited about.  I have found a great person to work with and I think it is going to be great.  I will share more info on this later. 
6.  We celebrated my Papaw's 83 Birthday!  It is always a blast when all the Thompson family is together. 
7.  My mom, sister-in-law, and I went to see Pat's cousins new home in Etown.  The house is so beautiful.  The home is over 100 years old and is on a historic street in Etown.

Can you believe that February is almost here and gone.  March is right around the corner... that is just crazy!  I'm not complaining... I can't wait for all the sunshine and for Spring to get here.  These gloomy cold nights have got to go.

Friday, February 17, 2012


Well Friday finally came and I was never so happy to see it come!  I welcomed it with open arms!  And due to the crappy week, I played hookie today and stayed home.  No sleep, lots on my mind, a filthy house, and loads of school stuff has left me exhasuted. 

Since I played hookie, I was able to sleep in a little and got lots of stuff done around the house.  And I even got school work done, took Lily for a walk, and watched 2 of my DVR'd shows while doing online posts.

Tonight we had dinner with my mother-in-law, brother-in-law and sis-in-law and our 2 nephews.  We had dinner at Cracker Barrel to celebrate my sis-in-laws bday, even though it was way back in December!!  I feel so lucky to have such great family on Patrick's side.  Patrick and I are super close to his only brother, his wife, and 2 boys.  We do so much and have so much fun together and I wouldn't have it any other way!!  I can't wait to start having kids of our own so the little ones can grow up, play, and be close to their cousins (our sweet nephews).

We have a pretty low key weekend and I am pretty thankful for that.  Just need some down time with my hunny!  And to get things back in order around this house.  We had our house professional cleaned last week, but it has gotten so dirty with all the little things everywhere.  Luckily, the cleaners come every 2 weeks, but I can't wait until then.  A clean house does the mind good!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend.... anyone doing anything fun??   

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Is it Friday yet????????

I don't hate a lot of things.... BUT I hate this week.  It has been awful :o(

I have not gotten anymore than 4 hours of sleep every night this week, I have not gotten home to my hubby and puppy until at least 7pm every night, and way more BEYOND what you even care about.  I need sleep, time with my fam, and ME time.

Enough complaining.... but PLEASE Friday, you really can't come soon enough this week.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Project Life Tuesday: 2012: Week 6

Happy Valentines's Day to my hubby, family, friends, and all my blogger friends. Today is one of my favorite days of the year!

Well..... I may have bragged too soon.  This week wasn't so good in the photography area.  I didn't take ANY pictures 2 days this past week.  Ugh, sigh!!!!!!!!

I don't want to be to hard on myself, but darn it!!  We didn't have that exciting of a week, so I guess it's ok.  I didn't miss much.  But I am back at this week and determined to not let this happen again... for awhile that is! 

Since I missed 2 days worth of pics I was able to add a little creativity and a few extras in my layout this week.  And I even included a journaling card with highlights from the week... I  have been wanting to incorporate one of these for awhile now.  So thats a plus!!

On to the the good stuff of this post....

Full layout

Left side

Right side

Up close pics!!!

Happy Tuesday!!  Any and all suggestions for fillers to add for "when" I foget to take pics would be great.  I have several in mind, but really want to keep the layouts fun when I forget to take pics.

I am sooo ready for the Becky Higgins products to come back in stock... I check her site and Amazon daily like a stalker :o)

Linking up with The Mom Creative over at Project Life Tuesday.  Be sure to check it out!

The Mom Creative

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekend at home~!~

Our baby Lily got spayed on Friday so we've been home all weekend with her.  She has been so pitiful and I just feel so bad for her :o(  I dropped her off on Friday morning at 8am and thought I wouldn't be able to pick her up until 6pm that night.  So when they called at 3:30pm and said she was ready to be picked up whenever, I immediately jumped in the car to go get her. It's be a rough weekend to say the least... Lily has been in pain, hasn't slept much though the night and has wanted me to hold her all day and night.  But I haven't left her side!  She may not be human, but she is our baby and we treat her like it!!!  And I'm not ashamed to admit it! 

I will leave you with some pictures of our weekend at home with Lily!

Hope everyone had a great weekend, start of another work week tomorrow.... BOO!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tag... I'm it!!!!

Tag.... I'm it!!

I love "getting to know you" posts!!! So after being tagged by my friend Christy on her blog, of course I wanted to play along and get in on the fun. So here goes nothing......

1. Post the rules
2. Post 12 facts about you in the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger asked and create 12 new questions at the bottom of this post!
4. Tag your friends and let them know you tagged them!

 12 facts:
1..  I love interior design!!  I love decorating our home and that was my favorite thing about getting a new house.  We are planning to build our “forever” dream home in about 5 years and I have already starting thinking about design and decorating!
2.  I am obsessed with my iphone.  By far the greatest invention ever!  I never go anywhere without it and it is always by my side when we are home.
3.  I had ACL knee repair in 2005.  I tore my ACL playing basketball in the regional final of my senior year.
4.  I’ve been married to my middle school sweetheart for 1 ½ years now and we are just having so much fun!!
5.  First addition to the Devine family came in September 2010 when we brought our little, teacup Maltese Lily home.  She is such a joy and we love her sooo soo much.  We have no problem spoiling her rotten!
6.  This summer I am going to be in 2 weddings.  My sister is getting married in July and I will be acting as Matron of Honor and my high-school friend Katie is getting married 2 weeks later in  August and I will be a bridesmaid.
7.  I am in LOVE and totally obsessed with anything and everything right now that is of the chevron print.
8.  I love any and all holidays!!  But Christmas and Thanksgiving are by far my favs.
9.  I drive a Volkswagen Jetta and it is running on its last leg.  I wanted it to get my through graduate school, so we are almost there.  New car to me soon….. We are thinking Chevy Tahoe!
10.  My obsession with purses and shoes is something I should be, but definitely not ashamed of!!! 11.  I will be graduating with my APRN-FNP degree in May…… Yahoo….. I am so over school, can’t ya tell?!?!
12.  I can drink a gallon of skim milk by myself in 2-3 days.  My hubby isn’t a big milk drinker, but I love it!  I can drink it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack!

Christy’s questions

1. How many siblings do you have? I have 2 younger sisters!!!  Middle sister is Kathleen, 22 years old and Allie Rae is the youngest, she just turned 11 2 weeks ago.
2. What is your favorite show?  I don’t get to watch much t.v. but when I do I amm one of the crazies that loves reality shows!   My favorites would have to be Tori & Dean Home Sweet Hollywood, The View, and Rachel Zoe’s show!
3. If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?  I would have to say Paris France.  I have always wanted to go to Europe and Paris just seems so beautiful!
4. How many kids do you want?  I would LOVE 3 kids…. I group up in a household with 3 kids and I loved it.
5. If you could be anything in life what would you be?  Stay at home mom…. For sure!  We don’t have kids yet, but I know I would love being home with my kids and then volunteering, etc. when they go to school.
6. Describe yourself in one word. FUN!  I love to have fun…. Doesn’t matter what it is or who I am with, my goal is to have fun in life!
7. Where do you like to shop?  My favorite shops:  Target, Francescas, Pier 1, J. Crew… really EVERYWHERE.  I love to shop!
8. What is your favorite place to eat?  Gosh, this is tough… my hubby and I love eating out and well just food in general. But, Outback, Cheddars, and PF Changs are at the top of my list.
9. Desserts or meals?  Definitely meals, I am not a huge dessert person.  But have to say there is nothing like a warm, freshly backed chocolate chip cookie.
10. Who is your favorite singer?  Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Adele are just fabulous.
11. Do you like sports? What team do you cheer for?  Do I like sports?!?!  Haha, I LOVE LOVE LOVE sports.  Especially basketball!!  And I am a big blue UK (Kentucky) fan!!!
12. Who is your best friend? Christy… my BFF is my momma too!  She is always there for me and I go to her for EVERYTHING.  We probably talk 5-6 times a day, every day! I’d be lost without her.

My questions:
1.  Favorite hobby?
2.  Who is your best friend?
3.  What is your favorite holiday?
4.  Would you rather go out on a Friday night or stay in?
5.   What is your dream job?
6. What is your favorite item or accessory in your closet?
7.  Favorite sport and who do you cheer for?
8.  Favorite meal?
9.  If you were given a dream vacation, where would it be to?
10.  Heels or flats?
11.  What is your favorite T.V. show?
12. What is your dream job?

I am tagging….

Brittany over at The Daily Bruski

Emma over at Emma Lately

Savannah over at Making Memories

Thursday, February 9, 2012

My love for scrapbooking

I have always loved to scrapbook, but I have not always stayed with this hobby! Like many, I have scrapped and scrapped to my hearts desire and then I would go months without any completed layouts.  So when I was introduced to Project Life, I couldn't resist.  Easy, fun, yet a creative way to scrap!!!  So, now I have entered a new kind of scrapping world.

But this post isn't about Project Life!!!  It's about.... finally using all those materials, papers, stickers, embellishments, and books that I have collected and said.... "I would complete one day!"

When I got married a year and a half ago, a friend from school gave me a wedding book and all kinds of scrappy materials to complete the book.  And I am embarrased to say that I just completed it last night!!  Of course, I had my professional photography album and I even completed a pre-made album my sister-in-law gave me.  You may be thinking, why so many??  Well, I don't know... haha!! I just had so many pictures taken from friends and family that I really wanted to try and do something more than throw in a flip album....BORING!!!!!!

So now the Project is complete and I am so glad, because it was starting to weigh on me.  One more Project to mark off the to-do-list!!! And, duh.... I have to share with my blogger friends!!! But I will spare you and not post every page!


I am so happy with the way this book turned out!  And the best part was that I had everything to complete the book at home!!! 

Happy Thursday.... the weekend is almost here! 
P.S. Lily is getting spayed tomorrow, I am very nervous!!!  Will be worried about her all day tomorrow until I get to pick her :o( Prayers for my puppy are welcomed!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Project Life Tuesday: 2012: Week 5

Another week in the books.... Project Life Week 5 is complete and on-time for Project  Life Tuesdays over at The Mom Creative

I am so proud of myself for a few reasons:
 1.)  I have taken a picture a day up until this point, minus 1 day (my excuse= I was sick)
 2.)  I have completed my layouts every week by Tuesday morning so I can link with Project Life      
 3.)  I am becoming more and more creative each week with add-ins, embellishments, and my overall
       photography skills.
 4.)  I am having SOOOO much fun doing it all!!!

Being a new project lifer this year, I was willing to accept before-hand that I may get behind, lack creativity, or forget to take my daily pics.  But I am really doing good so far... and I plan to keep it this way!  I can't wait for some of those out-of-stock Becky Higgins project to make it back on the shelf at Amazon.  I have lots of things I want to get to spruce up my layouts.  I only have Design A and love it, but looking forward to using Design D, F, the dividers, and 6 1/2 x12 protectors.

Anyways, enough jibber jabber.... here is my layout for week 5!!!

Full layout....

Left side....

Right side.....

Linking up today with Project Life Tuesday over at The Mom Creative

The Mom Creative

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday mention

I am so excited.... I was featured on Monday Mention over at the Daily Bruski!!!

Go on over and check it out, it is my first blog mention/feature.  And I know you will love reading her blog just as much as I do!!

What are you waiting for?!?!

Thanks Brittany for featuring me on your blog!


Christmas Cards: Metamorphosis Monday

So it has taken me awhile to complete this project, but I was finally able to get it done this weekend.  I found a fun, Christmas DIY project on Pinterest that saves old Christmas cards from the holidays and turns them into a memory book.  You can use this book as decoration for the holidays the next year and it is a fun way to keep those precious Christmas cards from year to year.

Here is my completed Christmas Card 2011 book.....

Supplies needed:
Christmas cards
Hole punch
2 ring clasps

Title card - make your own or you can download the template I used from here

And you can see more book ideas here

I was so excited when I stumbled upon this idea!! I hated the idea of throwing away or misplacing those cute Christmas cards that I wanted to save, but didn't really know what to do with them.

What do you think?  Would you use these to decorate for the holidays?  I know, I am!!!!

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

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Superbowl Sunday!!

Happy Superbowl Sunday to everyone!!!

The hubby, Lily, and I are staying home tonight for Superbowl.  I have a lot of work to do on the computer before the week begins so instead of a get-together, we are all snuggled up on the couch together.  Since the hubs was so nice and stayed home with me instead of going to a friends house, I decided to make him appetizers for afternoon and night to snack on.

I made some of our favorites.....
Buffalo Chicken Dip
Chesse Dip
Sausage Balls and
Little Homemade Pizzas

Hope everyone had a great weekend, back to the grind tomorrow!

P.S. I will leave you with a few pics from this weekend!!

I got my new Toms in the mail Friday and I am in LOVE with them.  They are so cute, I can't wait to get my next pair.

We also celebrated my little sister Allie's 11th Birthday!!  She had a great day and fun party ice skating!

Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Everyday life!

I just love the everyday life activities!!!  Thursday= retainers for me and bath/trim for Lily girl!

I had class this morning and then I had planned on returning home to complete some online assignments. But on my way home I got a call from the dentist.  My retainers were in!  I've had a permanent retainer since braces in high school, but it broke 2 weeks ago.  Thinking I could just have it replaced was obviously wrong :o(  I have to wear a retainer ALL day EVERY day for 1 week.  I know, I know just one week, right?? But I sound like a fool!!! My words are sluring, I am slobbering on myself, and I can only imagine what my patients will think of me tomorrow!!  Ahhhhh!!!!

Here is my beautiful new smile.... SCARY!!!

And my new sidekick....

And my precious Lily got a trim and tide today (trim and bath)!!!!  She gets nervous everytime we go, but she is getting better and better each time.  And she is no girlie girl.  As much as I want her to, she does not like to wear bows, scarfs, or anything like that.  Believe me I  have tried.  I was able to take a few pics with her new scarf before I had to take it off :o))

Isn't she just so cute??  Not having kids yet, means she gets all the glory and attention as my kids would!!! Heck, who am I kidding... she will still be the star when we do have kids!!

It's almost Friday!!