Friday, November 30, 2012

Dress Yourself, Express Yourself

Thank you sweet baby Jesus for sending us Friday again. This week has been exhausting. Work and life have both been crazy {in a good way}. I really wasn't sure if Friday was going to come or if I was going to make it! I kid. :) Unfortunately, this Friday is going to be a long one for me. Why you ask? Oh because my stomach decided that it was a good idea to wake up around 3:30am and not let me go back to sleep. People should not be awake at 3:30am. If I am awake at that time, I better be in a zombie state taking a middle of the night potty break in which I immediately fall back asleep afterwards. But no...not this time. I was awake and not going back to sleep. Here's to hoping I make it through the day!

On a happier note, I've got a little fashion for y'all today! The way we dress is really a way for us to express our individuality and our interests. Today is a glimpse into what I might wear on a casual day.



Dress Yourself Express Yourself




If I'm not wearing a dress, you'll probably find me in my skinny jeans! I wear v-neck t-shirts probably more often than I should, but they're so comfortable and you can buy them is so many different colors! I love color. As you can see, I'm particularly fond of mint and coral {coral being part of the pink family of course!} If I'm trying to look a bit more classy, casual, I'm all about a good button up! They're so cute and can be dressed up or down. When I shop, I buy my clothes thinking...can I wear this to work?...can I wear this out with friends? Just ask Stacy and Clinton, it's all about number of uses per item! I'm all about getting my money's worth. When it comes to shoes, flats {or boots if it's chilly} are the way to go. I love my Tory Burch, Toms and Target flats. More Target than Tory of couse...since I only have one pair of Tory.

When it comes down to it, when I'm out and about I like to look good. I mean who doesn't? A pop of color is always my best friend. And you really can't go wrong with comfy, casual. How do you express yourself through clothes? What are you favorite go to outfits?

I hope y'all have a happy Friday and that the work day flies by! I'm counting on it! Don't forget to link up!



Until next time...
With love and God bless,

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Saw it. Pinned it. Did it: Ornament Wreath

I can finally link up with Katie and Steph for Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. because I actually had time to start and finish a project over Thanksgiving! Yippie! I have a serious issue with over-commitment if I haven't mentioned that enough recently.

Today I am going to show y'all my version of an ornament wreath! I've seen a few on Pinterest and knew that I absolutely needed it to add to my Christmas decor this year! Here's the original pin:



I have loved this pin and the others like it for quite some time. I'm decorating my home in red, green and gold for Christmas, so I needed a wreath to match! Here's how I did it:

Ingredients:
1 Styrofoam circle. The bigger the better.
Hot glue gun
Several glue gun sticks
Lots and lots and lots of ornaments
- I used 3 different sizes

Directions:

Prepare to hot glue your hand at least half a dozen times. After the first few, it doesn't really hurt.

Take your circle and start gluing ornaments around the outside. It's best to use the same size around the entire outside.




Yes, I realize there is a gap in mine due to the size of the ornaments...don't worry, I fixed it later :)

Next glue ornaments around the inside of the circle. Again, using the same size is best!




Now comes the fun part. Using various sized ornaments, begin gluing them together around the circle filling all gaps. I found it easiest to start in one place and just move around the circle instead of gluing sporadically.




As you can see, there are a few gaps, using your smallest ornaments, you can easily fill in these holes. I bought some of the ones for mini trees at Target and they worked as excellent fillers!




After a lot of placing, gluing, ripping the ornament off and regluing, you have your final product! I must say, I'm absolutely in love with mine :)

Side Note: One thing I kind of wish I would have done is wrap the Styrofoam wreath in garland so no white spots would show through. It's not mandatory though and from far away, you can't even tell. Take a look!




My fire place and mantel all decorated and ready for Santa to come down the chimney! Well almost ready, I need new stockings. Bad. These are old, dirty and don't match. I really want burlap ones. Anyone know where I can get burlap stockings? 

Let me know if anyone makes one of these wreaths! They're so pretty and can be done in so many different ways! Just a few easy steps and you've got it!




Also, all you need to do to hang it is use some ribbon! You can either glue it to the back or the wreath or tie is around it like I have. The wreath can get pretty heavy with over 100 ornaments on it {make sure you buy enough}, so I felt better tying the ribbon all the way around!

Have y'all created any holiday decorations yet? Any set theme or colors to your home? Don't forget to link up with Katie and Steph!



Until next time...
With love and God bless,

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Once in a lifetime...

You know those once in a lifetime kind of friends? The ones that are there for you no matter what. The ones you could possibly go months without seeing {not usually by choice} and the moment you're together it's as though time never passed. The ones you can live with and love every minute of it. The ones that would drop everything to make sure you're okay. The ones you want standing by your side on your wedding day. The ones that you meet at a young age and dream about what you're going to be with. You know those kind of friends I'm talking about? I'm lucky enough to have one {actually a few} that mean the world to me. I want to wish one of my absolute best friends a happy birthday.

Nicole,
It's crazy to think about how far we've come in this life. It's even crazier that we've been friends since we were 13. That's half of your life now...and more than half of mine. I'll admit that it's been the best half. We've graduated from high school together. Chose our college together. Lived together. Shared countless memories together. Stood by each other's sides as we married our soul mates  More importantly, we've been there for each other when we needed it the most. We've had our ups and downs. We've learned along the way. One thing I do know is that I love you to death and I am beyond blessed to have you as a friend sister. Here's to many more years of friendship and more birthdays to come. I can't wait to raise our children together and sit in rocking chairs on the front porch when we're gray. I love you Nikki!


During College


Post college

Enough sappiness, let's move onto Pinterest :)







Source: etsy.com via Amy on Pinterest






















Source: google.com via Amy on Pinterest






















Source: etsy.com via Amy on Pinterest


I love Pinterest.

Until next time...
With love and God bless,

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

#HeisManziel

Howdy y'all! Happy Tuesday. I hope everyone made it through their Monday after a long weekend! Here are some of my race pictures from the Turkey Trot that I couldn't post yesterday.


So today's post is going to be about football...a little bit. Maybe more tailgating than football. I know a lot of my bloggy girls are football fans! Whoop! I also like to think that most football fans have heard of Johnny Manziel at this point. He's kind of awesome. I've seen him in action a time or two and quite frankly, the kid's got skills. {Weird, I can call him a kid...I mean he is 6 years younger than me. When did I get old?} This past Saturday, I got to watch him one more time and as always he didn't disappoint.

However, before my little fam made it up to College Station, I had a bit to do on Saturday morning...aka...run 19 miles. Don't worry, you read that right, nine-freaking-teen miles. And to think that's still 7.2 miles short of the full distance I'll be tackling in just a month and a half. Anywho, proof is below. I did it. And quick too!


I added in a few pics of Miss Maggie too from Thanksgiving weekend. Too cute not to share. The bottom left picture is of the core marching in. The football players followed, but I was too busy high fiving Christian Michaels, Spencer Neely and Ryan Swope to take pictures.



So after my run, we made it to college station just in time for some tailgating wit some of the best friends we could have ever asked for. Pretty lucky if you ask me.


Of course, we over indulged in food and adult beverages in preparations for watching Johnny Football lead the Aggies to victory over Mizzou.


Oh and did I mention that I finally got to hang out with my seester Kate?


In the end, the Aggies came out victorious will an excellent show from our Heisman contender and the rest of the team for that matter. Since it was senior night, they put on a pretty big show and it was awesome. So proud to call myself an Aggie. So proud that we ended the season 10-2. So proud that we defied the odds in our inaugural season in the SEC. So proud we finished better than Texas after they said we'd never make it. Here's to the Aggies and hoping that Manziel gets the Heisman despite the fact that he's a freshman because let's be honest, the boy deserves it.

Until next time...
With love and God bless,

Monday, November 26, 2012

TGFTD: Thank God for Turkey Day!

I'm still not sure how it happened, but Turkey Day weekend is already over! I seriously can't believe it y'all. My five day weekend has come and gone in the blink of an eye. I hate the saying that time flies when you're having fun, but it couldn't be more true. 

Our Thanksgiving started out with a little run...a 5 mile Turkey Trot to be exact. It was super fun and my daddy even came by to watch JP and I! However, my pictures are being difficult, so I'll share those with y'all tomorrow. Anywho...

I hope that everyone had an absolutely wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. I know that I did. I mean, check out the awesome spread we had at the Timmer house!




We had the goods. Turkey, green bean casserole, candied yams, mashed potatoes, rolls, corn, stuffing, deviled eggs. It was a lot of good food. Despite the amazing food, it was having my entire family together that made it even better. The 6 Timmers hadn't been together since the end of July before I went to Gulf Shores and the rest of the fam made the trek up to Golden, CO to move been into Mines!

So needless to say, Emily and I forced the boys to take a few pictures...


Timmer 1 & 2

Timmer 1 - 3 - 2

Timmer 4 - 1 - 3 - 2

And of course I had to snag a picture with my honey!
This year, we had quite the crowd at my parents house, so we ended up eating Thanksgiving dinner in the living room watching the Texans go into overtime. It was very tense. I always forget to mention how much we love the Texans because the Packers are the number 1 team in the Timmer family. However, we totally root for the Texans, as long as they aren't playing the Packers! Yes, we're brainwashed. Thanks Dad :) As you can see below, when the Texans actually won, the crowd went wild!





The rest of Thanksgiving day was spent playing some super awesome games that my dad invented. We usually play ultimate frisbee, football or baseball, but the boys were injured this year. So we had to get creative. Dad set up a course where we had to hit a basketball with a baseball bat between our legs, facing backwards into a small box on the other side of the yard. Make sense? No. Didn't think so. Just go with it. The number of times you hit the ball was your first score. Just like golf, the lower the better. Unless your name is Amy Gougler. The second task was to hit a golf ball with a hokey stick around the back of the pool to the other fence and into a flower pot. The number of hits added with the previous number was your final score. I came in 7th out of 8. WINNING!

As always the day after Thanksgiving was devoted to decorating the house. Unfortunately, Momma had to work, so Emily and I got things started once the boys took everything out of the attic. Here's our beautiful Christmas tree!



I hope y'all had a wonderful long weekend! This is only the first half of mine! Long weekends really are the best, especially around the holidays! Happy Monday y'all!


Until next time...
With love and God bless,

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