Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Costume

Jesse and I went to a church Halloween costume last night and the costume regulations were that we had to go as a famous couple/group/family and it had to be homemade. I gave Jesse several options, but the final out come was Pac-Man and Mrs. Pac-Man. Maybe the costume wasn't the best, but everyone liked the idea. We got honorable mention in the costume contest.

This was my shirt. Jesse's was the same just without the bow and it just says Pac-Man on the back. It is hard to tell but I did iron on a cherry at the bottom.

It took me forever to draw these letters on the back like it is on the game. I am not the best artist.

I never got a good pic of Jesse and I in our costumes, so the t-shirt is all you get to see. We did wear patching shades of jeans and white shoes.

Friday, October 30, 2009

"Witch's Hat"

I saw this cute and easy idea for a Halloween treat online called "Witch's Hat". The ingredients: Keebler Fudge Stripe cookies, Hershey Kisses, peanut butter and orange frosting in a tube (could not find orange frosting, so I just got white frosting, food coloring and a decorating piping kit, which I already had).
First, take your Keebler Fudge Strip cookie and turn it upside down
Second, take a Hershey Kiss and put a little bit of peanut butter on the bottom of it so that it will stick to the cookie
Third, (if you are lucky) just use the orange tube of icing and pipe it around the bottom edge of the Hershey Kiss and then make a bow. If you are like me and could not find a pre-made orange icing, mix yellow and red dye with white frosting and use a small round tip in your decorative piping kit...and there you have it, a "Witch's Hat".

I just took these to a Halloween party and they were a huge hit! Only came home with 3 left...which will probably be gone before I finish this post.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Girls Night Out

Last Friday I finally got some fun time in with the friends. Me, my best friend and my old college roommates (also best friends) went to downtown Bricktown in Oklahoma City to hang out. We had so much fun catching up. They were all in my wedding, but the wedding was so crazy busy that we did not exactly all get to sit down and chat. We went to Zio's (an Italian restaurant) and then to a Dueling piano place which was pretty cool and then we finished the evening out with a late movie, "Couples Retreat." I laughed through the whole movie, but there was definitely some stuff they could have left out.
Ashley, me and Julie

Lauren and Chelsea

I never got a great group picture.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My First Sewing Project

As a wife I completed my first sewing project! I have sewed before, but I always had my mom there to help me so I was very proud of myself when I got out my sewing machine and did everything on my own. A few months ago, Jesse and I opened our new sheets for our bedding and as I was putting on one of the pillow cases I notice a rip down the seam. I was so bummed because they were brand new, but I could not return them because I had just washed them. I finally got around to fixing it. It was not the best stitching I have ever done, but it fixed the problem and now it is as good as new.

This is my craft center in our apartment. I have several different unfinished projects going on at once, but at least now I can cross off the pillow case. I am also working on an engagement photo album, I need to stitch a bead back on my bathing suit and I have a few buttons on coats that need to be sewed back on before the weather gets too cold. We will see how much actually gets done.
A special thanks goes out to my mom for teaching me how to sew over the years...I am glad it stuck with me.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Beautiful Nails

The Kit

The wonderful outcome

I am just going to put it out there...I am a nail biter! I am sure many others share in my shame, but it's just a habit I cannot break. I have discovered that if my nails are painted and look pretty then I am less likely to bit them. I also love to get manicures, but I am not always willing to pay the price. So I started looking for other options. I found at Wal-Mart this 3-in-1 french manicure set and it comes with a tape like guide to place over the tip of your nails while you paint. I have decided to just use tape whenever the guided strips run out. The cost was only about $6.00 and it will last a long time. It is day three and I have only had one chip. The box says it should last six to eight days (which you cannot always trust), but overall I am pleased with the outcome, they really do look professional. To cut back on drying time I used this drying spray for nails, it is just like the stuff you use in a nail salon (again, I got it at Wal-Mart). I believe I paid $3-$5 for the spray, but it is well worth it. This idea is great for all you country gals who cannot reach a nail salon within a 30 mile radius, for busy moms who need some pampering and for anyone on a budget. Try it!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Trip to Tennessee

At Neyland stadium overlooking the river

Neyland stadium

My husband, Jesse, and I ventured out of our small apartment in Ponca City and traveled to Knoxville, TN this past weekend. Jesse's parents are from Knoxville so we wanted to see them and there just so happened to be a TN vs. Auburn football game that weekend that we wanted to go to, and by we I mainly mean Jesse. We had a wonderful time! It was great to see family and I was excited to go to a TN game at Neyland stadium. Friday night we went out to eat at a famous steak restaurant, Ye Olde Steak House. Of course I ordered a steak since it was a steak house and it was very yummy. Neyland stadium was huge! It is much bigger then Boone Pickens stadium which I am used to. The stadium is located right off the river which is so pretty and every time TN had a touchdown they shot off fireworks. The game however did not have a happy ending...Auburn 26 TN 22. Overall, the game was a neat experience for me and we enjoyed our weekend outing.
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