Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What I Wore: Hoppin' Down The Bunny Trail......Sunday

On Easter Sunday, I woke up bright and early so I could get the carrot cake iced and decorated.  It didn't take too long, but I wanted it to look good.  I used the Carrot Cake recipe from More From Magnolia by Allysa Torey.  It turned out really tasty and moist.  I definitely recommend this recipe and book as well.

I used Swedish Fish and orange jelly beans to decorate.

It is a two-layer cake with cream cheese icing.

The Inside!

For my outfit, I chose to keep it simple and comfortable with a little bit of sparkle.

Argyle sweater - Lane Bryant
Purple lace tank - Lane Bryant
Denim capris - Lane Bryant
Silver Sequin flats - Lane Bryant
Necklace - Etsy (it was a gift from Mr. Diva)

Over at the In-Laws' house, we had a tasty brunch of oven-baked French toast, sausage and egg, and fruit.  It was so good!  Later on, my mother-in-law made lattes and we ate our cake.  Then we played the Star Trek Scene It DVD game.  

I know very little about Star Trek, but I did get a few questions answered correctly.  We had a good time though and some great laughs about it.

After all that, Mr. Diva and I came home, put our pajamas on, and relaxed.  I decided there was no way I was going to get my Picaboo book done before the coupon expired Monday night; So we just hung out with the furkids.  I hope everyone had a splendid holiday weekend!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What I Wore: Hoppin' Down The Bunny Trail....Saturday

I hope everyone had a beautiful and fun Easter weekend!  We had a busy one planned, especially Saturday.  We've had such rainy, cold, and gloomy weather here in the PNW.  Imagine my happiness when the SUN actually decided to make a much needed entrance on Saturday!!  It was a terrifically gorgeous 70-ish degrees and perfect for our outside plans that day.

My oldest fuzzy sun, Rusty, enjoyed an early morning sunbath.
Then my pasty legs got to see the light of day! lol  I ended up putting this outfit together around the necklace.  I knew I wanted to wear the purple shirt since it was new and hadn't been worn yet.  I bought the colorful necklace at the same time and was able to pull the turquoise from it with my tank.  I love the colors together and it was very comfy and cool.

Purple Roll Tab Shirt - Fashion Bug
Turquoise tank - Lane Bryant
Roll Cuff Capris - Lane Bryant
Necklace - Fashion Bug
Flip Flops - Old Navy

Mr. Diva and I enjoying the sun :-D

We headed out to see a few innings of my nephew's tee ball game.  He looked so cute in his uniform.  I can't wait to catch some more of his games.
In left field
Getting ready to bat

Waiting on first base!
Going for a ball on second base
My niece was all over the place.
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My fuzzy nephew Peppy

After a fun afternoon with family where we ate some yummy food and visited for a bit (and played Bingo.  I won a prize!!  A Disney planter with a pansy in it), we headed to my brother and sister-in-law's house for dinner.  We brought over some plastic Easter eggs filled with candy to hide for the kids.
I think he was already working on some bubblegum.
She looked so cute in her lil dress.

The neighbor's dog helped her find an egg.

After dinner and playing some Wii, the kids passed out.  Mr. Diva and I still had to hit up the grocery store, go home and put groceries away, and make a carrot cake for Easter.  We finally got to bed about 3 AM.

It was a very fun day though!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday Survey

Listening to:  80s music cable channel, my favorite afternoon radio show, Adele, Alanis Morissette (Jagged Little Pill and So-Called Chaos)

Reading:  The Pluto Files by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Watching:  A lot of stuff that I have on the DVR which includes my regularly scheduled prograns, along with some Jake Gyllenhaal movies and some pre-Royal Wedding stuff.

Buying:  A shopping cart handle cover, a pink hoodie for my chihuahua so she has an NKOTBSB hoodie to wear, new Muscle Toning New Balance shoes from Hautelook.

Wanting:  Makeup Forever Aqua Cream in Gold, Stila Kitten Smudge Pot, SUNSHINE, a vacation to the beach, etc.

Trying: To deal with some family issues

Loving:  When the sun is out! (very rare still), and spending time with my husband and furkids

Planning:  I trip to Seattle for my birthday, the NKOTBSB Road Trip

Making:  Just working on the blog lately.  I have tons of crafts to make and a lot of cleaning and organizing to do.

Writing:  Blog posts!

Inspired by:  Other bloggers, friends, colors of spring and summer!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Have a Happy Easter!

*Picture from FamousChihuahua

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Five People Who Mean A Lot (in no order whatsoever)

Blog Activity, Day Six

1.  Mr. Diva

2.  Crissy

3.  My dogs (because dogs are people too)

4.   My grandmas

5.  All of  my Family and Friends

Friday, April 22, 2011

Snuggle With Your Snoogle

 I've had shoulder and neck issues for a while.  Even after purchasing a new mattress, they still didn't really go away.  One of my friends suggested I try the Snoogle pillow.  It is a "C" shaped pillow primarily for pregnant women to support the back and belly during pregnancy.  It can also be moved into six or eight different positions for various lounging.

Target has the Snoogle for $55, which is where I bought mine. It really has helped me!  I usually sleep with it as pictured above, but sometimes I sleep on my other side as well.  This pillow supports my neck well, goes between my knees to keep my spine aligned, and helps support my back.  I would definitely recommend it to anyone with neck and back issues.

My only complaint is that the cover that comes with the pillow is difficult to get on and off.  Seeing as how it is made mainly for pregnant women and new mommies who would need to wash this a lot, I don't understand why they made the cover so freaking annoying! has a few different Snoogle covers with a zipper that would make it a LOT easier to launder when needed.  They cost around $30 though so I am thinking of making my own.

Do you have a Snoogle?  Has it helped your neck/shoulder/back issues?  I'd love to hear from you!

Six Things You Wish You'd Never Done

Back in September, I started an activity to get me writing a bit more.  I didn't keep up with it like I wanted to and became busy with things going on in my life.  I never finished it, so I am continuing this activity where I left off.

If you'd like to look back at the previous posts, here ya go:

Ten Different Things You Want To Say To Ten Different People

Nine Things About Yourself

Eight Ways To Win Your Heart

Seven Things That Cross Your Mind A Lot

 Blog Activity, Day Five

1.  I wish I never stopped talking to my dad.

2.  I wish I stood up for myself more when I was younger.

3.  I wish I hadn't moved around so much as a kid.

4.  I wish I learned how to relax a little more.

5. I wish I didn't enjoy tasty food so much.

6. I wish I hadn't taken a year off after graduating high school.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Time-Lapse of San Francisco to Paris Flight

Very cool video from an airplane window.

SF to Paris in Two Minutes from Beep Show on Vimeo.

Asshole For Hire: James Van Der Beek

James Van Der Beek hosted the NewNowNext Awards on Monday night.  I LOVED me some Dawson back in the day, so I looked up his newest endeavors.  This cracked me up!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

What I Wore: Casual Birthday Attire!

Hello, all!  I am excited to post my first full-length outfit picture for this blog.  I went to a casual birthday party for some fabulous ladies.  I had a leopard-print cami I had yet to wear.  Everything was super comfy, easy to wear, and worked well together.  I think I need a bracelet though...

Jeans: Avenue
Leopard Cami: Fashion Bug
Cardigan: Avenue
Owl Necklace: Fashion Bug
Flats: Torrid

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