Tuesday, February 28, 2012

House Update

I am so excited to post the progress of our house!! I gave a little peak in yesterday's post but here are all of the pictures up to this point. If you are new to my blog, my husband and I are building our first home in the Dallas area! We are so excited and thankful for the wonderful opportunity. Now on to the pictures!!

Here is our lot, from the front, on the day we signed our contract. If anyone knows what that white pole is, I would love to know!! 
 Here is our lot, from the back, on the day we signed our contract. 
 Starting to prep the lot. 
 These were taken last Thurs. (Feb. 23rd). From the front, preparing for the plumbing. 
 Same day, from the back.

We are so in love with our pile of dirt! We plan to go out every Sunday and check on the progress. I may go out during the week if I get out early enough. 

On another note, I am closing my Feb. online Scentsy party on Feb. 29th at 5pm. February is a great month to stock up on your favorite products because everything is 10% off. The new catalog comes out tomorrow!! In addition to the Scentsy specials, I am running my own! Contact me for more info and click below to go straight to my website!

Have a great Tuesday!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Weekend Recap & Special Friend

I hope everyone had a great weekend!! 

Friday was a very low key night. Chris worked late and I relaxed at home. We had Chick FilA for dinner around 9:30 and then went to bed! I feel so lame most Friday nights but my kiddos suck the energy out of me during the week!

Saturday, I woke up and got ready to go with a friend to look at the house her and her husband are building. Side note, Andrea and I are similar in so many ways. We have been friends for a little over 4 years but look what all we have been through together...

Living together
Me turning 21
 Andrea turning 21
 Getting our Aggie rings
 Dunking our Aggie rings
Student teaching
Graduating from A&M
 Getting engaged
My bachelorette party 
Andrea's bachelorette party
My wedding 
 Her wedding
 and now we are building houses together! 
Our house
 Andrea's house
Your welcome for the walk down memory lane! It's crazy to think about where I am in life, all that I have been through, and all of the wonderful people I have in my life! 

Sunday was the same as Friday night, relaxing!!

How was your weekend? 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Meal Plan for the week

Hello!! We are having a semi-relaxing week as far as meals go. We are trying 2 new recipes and hope they go well!!

Sunday- We were super lazy and relaxed all day. I haven't even gone to the store for the week. We had this but with canadian bacon...

Monday- Chicken Enchiladas
I do not have the recipe typed up for these but they are really good!! Let me know if you would like it. 

This is the new recipe we are having this week. I don't think I can mess this one up! 

Wednesday- Meatballs
This is one of my favorite meals I make! I few of you have asked for the recipe and I will type it as I make them this week!!

Thursday- Hashbrown Quiche
This is another recipe from the amazing Ruthie

What's on your menu for the week? 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Exciting Announcement!!

I am so very excited to announce that I am now a SCENTSY consultant!!! Click HERE to go to my website!

I have gone back and forth with whether or not I wanted to sell Scentsy or if I just really liked to buy it. After a lot of thought and discussion, I decided to sign up and it has been the best decision so far. I have had so much fun in the first 3 weeks! I have some goals in mind that I would like to achieve in the first 3 months!

Feb. is a great month to purchase Scentsy products because almost everything in the catalog is 10% off!! In addition to the Scentsy company special, I am running my own special. Leave a comment letting me know if you are interested!!

Here are a few of my favorite products right now...

 This one is the Premium Full Size Marshall Warmer

If you have never experienced the Scentsy experience, you are really missing out!! Contact me for more info or click HERE to go to my website!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WILW & Oh, How Pinteresting

I missed my What I'm Loving Wednesday & Oh, How Pinteresting post last week!! I am glad this week is a little slower. I have 2 exciting post coming up later this week so stay tuned. For now here is what I am loving!!

I am loving the warmer weather yesterday, today, and hopefully tomorrow. The weather in Texas is so strange but it is expected.

I am loving that we have paid off our Lowe's credit card! This may be silly and we could have paid it off a lot sooner but it was 0% interest for 6 months. Now, I am ready to buy my new dryer! The things that excite me now...

I am loving all of the Spring clothes that are coming out in stores!

I am loving that the bedding that I am in love with (& had bought) now comes in a comforter and is on sale! It should arrive any day now! & with that, I returned the duvet and down comforter that I had bought in the same pattern and got $543 on a BB&B gift card. SCORE!!! 

I am loving these pins from pinterest. Follow me here...

As always, I am loving my sweet husband!

Have a great Wednesday!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Meal Plan

I am in a blogging funk... I cannot seem to find the time to blog. When I sit down to blog, all I really want to do is read everyone else's. I will try to do better this week! I went to the grocery store earlier today for our weekly grocery trip. I spent a little more then I had hoped to but got stocked up on a lot of stuff that was on sale and that I had a coupon for. Our meals are pretty simple this week and I am excited for that!! I hope to have a week that I get to come home every night and spend with my hubby!!

I also intend to do a recap on the meals that I made the week before but keep forgetting! I made myself a note to list the recipes that we will definitely have again. I definitely recommend the Dorito Chicken Cheese Casserole (amazing!)

This week we are having:

Sunday- Tonight we had left over Taco Soup from Friday night. It was so good!! I definitely recommend the recipe. You can find it here

Monday- Bacon, Eggs, & French Toast Bake

Wednesday- Beef Stir Fry

Thursday- Chicken Enchilada Puffs

Hope everyone has a great Monday!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekend & Weekly Meal Plan

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Winter has finally arrived here in Dallas and it is cold!! While making dinner tonight, I looked out the window and saw this...
That is snow... only in Texas would this happen so randomly. It is 45 degrees and snowing. 

We had a nice relaxing weekend. We did nothing on Friday night and it was awesome!! Saturday we went to dinner at La Hacienda for the first time. We were craving mexican but had just been to Pappasitos. This was the first time we had been to La Hacienda and it was pretty good (minus the 55 min. wait!) Chris ordered this interesting drink and said it was pretty good. 

& today we didn't do much besides lay around. I did a little bit of laundry and went to the grocery store. 

Here are our meals for the week...

Monday- Going to dinner with friends!

Tuesday- Crockpot Roast
We are not going out to dinner on Valentine's Day because everyone else is lol. We like to celebrate at home and enjoy each others company. 

Thursday- Taco Soup 

I hope everyone has had a great weekend!! It would be awesome if the snow were to stick and for us to get a snow day but I doubt very much that it will happen!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Erin Condren Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway!! I think these are so fun and will plan another for when I reach 200 followers. Again, I am so excited to catch up on all of my new followers blogs. There were 180 entries throughout the week! I used Rafflecopter to choose a winner. Congratulations to entry #88 which was Claire!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 Congratulations Claire!! Please leave a comment with your    
               email and I will be in contact with you soon!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! Enjoy the rest of it!!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

What's Your Love Story?

Becky over at FromMrsToMama is having a fun love story link-up. I totally love her blog and her beautiful little girl! I am definitely waiting for her to post her house tour. From the sneak peaks she has posted it looks amazing!! I definitely recommend checking out her blog!

1. How long have you and your significant other been together?
A little over 8 years!! Chris and I started dating our Senior year 
of high school and have been together ever since!
(I can't believe I am posting this picture but it is from high school...)

2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?}
We met through one of our mutual friends, Matt. Him and Chris have been friends since they were little and Matt and I met freshman year of high school. Matt and I worked together at Roadhouse. Him and Chris were going golfing and Matt invited his then girlfriend. He also invited me so that I could meet Chris and it's all history from there!

3. If married, how long have you been married? If not, is this the guy you hope to marry?
We have been married for 8 months and a few days :-)! June 4th, 2011 is a day that I will never forget!

4. If you are married, where did you get married at? Big or small wedding?  If not, where would you like to get married? And will it be big or small?
We got married in Magnolia, TX at a venue called Ashelynn Manor. As soon as I found it online, I knew it was the place we would get married!

5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share!
We really don't have names for each other. He calls me Alli and I call him babe. Boring I know!

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
I love his sense of humor, his determination when he wants something, and the fact that he loves and cares about me!

7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal?
It was amazing! We are a very laid back couple and that is exactly how he proposed. I knew it was coming sometime soon and didn't think he could surprise me. It was a Thursday and a friend of mine and I went to get pedicures. I then went by the mall and eventually went home. Chris was already home when I got there and asked what was for dinner. I was craving grilled cheese and that is exactly what we were going to have... so I thought. I went upstairs and changed into my pajamas and then started making the grilled cheese. I was not paying attention to what he was doing. Sometime while I was prepping to make the sandwiches, he went upstairs. He started calling my name and in my head I was thinking really, you want me to come up there while I am making YOU dinner. So whatever, I went upstairs and when I got to the top of the steps, I saw him down on one knee in his study. I could not believe what I was seeing and burst into tears (happy of course). I ran over to him and said yes! I cried more and kissed and loved on him. I then remembered the grilled cheese on the stove...ran downstairs and they were burn't. He told me to go change. He had made dinner reservations at a very nice restaurant. Like I said, very low key and very us. I am so glad it happened at home, just the two of us. It was a very special moment and I will cherish the memory forever!! 

8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberrieschampagne, and rose petals?
Neither! Which is fine because neither am I! He has given me flowers a few times in our relationship but that's not really us. 

9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?
Definitely a pop a movie in and relax on the couch kinda couple! The beach is not our favorite place but we enjoyed our honeymoon of course. Most weekends we have something to do so when we have a night with nothing to do we enjoy time together just us!

10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere?
This was hard to narrow down because I want to do so many things with him. I would love to go sky diving with him but he says that will never happen! I am scared to death of it but know we could do it together!

11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day.
No plans! & I hope it stays that way!! We will probably make a nice dinner at home and enjoy each others company. 

12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day?
Nope, we don't really celebrate Valentine's day... I think it is kinda silly. We get each other just because gifts sometimes but don't normally celebrate V-day. I think we celebrated the first and maybe second year we were together...

13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love.
COMMUNICATE! If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that we are building a home. I think we have avoided MANY fights by being able to communicate and compromise well. 

14.  Show us a picture of what love means to you.

Leave a comment if you have done this post as well, I would love to go read it!! I hope everyone has a special Valentine's day celebrating however you would like!