Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall is coming.

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And I couldn't be more excited. The colder weather is approaching and it feels so good, not that we had a super hot summer half of it was rain anyway.But I am ready for chilly weather, layers, pumpkin spice lattes and yummy comfort food. I've already started having my pumpkin spice latte's and they are just as yummy as they were last year. I can't wait for the pumpkin patch with autumn she loves it and each year is a whole new experience as she gets older.

I am also excited for the new series Pan Am tonight to start have you heard of it?


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xo

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Weekend recap

This post is late due to my head cold that I got a few days ago it was one of those you feel coming and sometimes you take care of it right away or your like me and ignore thinking it will just go away. And then all the sudden it hits you really hard and you have no choice but to slow down and just rest. So the past few days have involved drinks gallons of water and tea. Sleeping all day and watching parenthood. Anyone else watch that show? I love it Im so glad the new season has started already. But last weekend I had the little munchkin all weekend cause her mommy had her search and rescue class all weekend. We had a lot of fun, an exhausting weekend also. So here are some photos from our weekend.


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Aren't they just the cutest little bunch to wake up to? They both snored the first night. I couldn't tell which was which cause they were so loud it was funny also slightly annoying cause I was so tired. And once someone starts snoring sleep wont happen.



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We made banana bread. (And helped try the batter which was super yummy.) so that the next morning I could make banana bread french toast but something happened and I burned it really bad it was like a rock and I had a hard time even getting out of the pan. Well theres always next time.

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We played a lot of Vinyl and played with yarn in the studio.

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It was a rainy weekend so there were bubble baths, and finger nail painting.


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It was also the perfect weekend for cosy movie days,watching the corpse bride. And having our weekly family dinner at my grandpa's.
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Everyone should have a little lace dress.

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As usual I drank to much coffee. As seen above, most would use that as a bowl but for me I use it for coffee :) .We also colored a lot. She even colored almost all the way in the lines :).

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I wore my new dress that I just love love and want to wear everyday. And will be wearing it a lot this fall.


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I love the waffle window one of my favorite breakfast,lunch or dinner places in Portland. You can get a normal plain waffle, chocolate dipped waffle, or a sweet blueberry cheesecake waffle or a savory waffle with sauteed red peppers,spinach, mushrooms and bacon. It's delicious every time. Especially when paired with their refreshing Green tea mint lemonade.
We had a great weekend as usual. Yesterday Miss Autumn had her first school pictures at her pre school. She got dressed up and everything I can't wait to see the pictures. I am defiantly feeling better after the rest and medicine. Today I will be going to spend the day in Seattle with some friends. We were going to go to Whidbey Island, You know the town they used for Practical Magic. But realized we wouldn't have time for it, and it shouldn't be a rushed trip so it will be it's separate trip. It will be a fun sunny day in seattle non the less it always is. And I know I will be stopping into cupcake royale. I can't go and not get one I just can't they are so delicious Im craving one as I type this. I hope you all enjoy your Wednesday.

xoxo

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The 30 day challenge: Jillian Michael's

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Do you ever get bored with your workouts? You start seeing results then the same old work out over and over again just isn't cutting it so then you start doing shorter work outs then before you know it its been a week ok maybe two weeks no who are we kidding three weeks since you've stepped foot in a gym. Well that happened to me luckily the weight didn't creep up back on me. I was still eating good with the occasional cupcake. But lately i've been getting the itch to work out again.Then again I don't want to spend hours upon hours in the gym. Maybe split it up and do a few at home and a few at the gym.

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So I have a challenge for myself. It's going to be 30 days spent with Miss Jillian Michael's. A whole month straight spending some good quality with with Miss Michael's, I am sure some days we will fight and I will call her names because I don't feel like spending time with her. To hear her yell at me but if I really work at it and take it one day at a time. I think I can actually do this. I've taken my measurements and a picture of myself (see above) to look back on to compare. I am excited for this challenge, usually when I challenge myself I always add a little something something for a reward. This time I haven't really thought of one yet. Maybe a new pair of shoes or dress I have been lusting after. Only time will tell I suppose.
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(Some little shots from today.)
Today I started with a yummy breakfast a yummy slice of peanut butter toast drizzled with honey. I forgot how much I love honey.
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I finally after nine months of living in my house I hung my favorite picture of Audrey Hepburn from one my favorite movies of hers. This involved pushing different chairs or a dresser to reach to get this picture up. It was defiantly quite the task. But it looks pretty good now my room feels complete.
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xoxo

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Yesterday in photos

Yesterday started off early. Autumn spent the night the night before and she passed out early so of course she got up at 7:00. We had a good day. We played outside, made chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter cupcakes. Which I will be posting on here this week.

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She always wakes up, well most of the time with so much energy. Me not so much so we hit starbucks for a coffee run.

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Although half way through the day she got in one of her moods. So after we had our cupcakes it was a nap time and yoga/ pilates time for me.


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She loves her cameras and taking my photo. Along with telling/showing me how to pose it's pretty darn adorable.
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If autumn had an identical twin. Which would maybe be to cute to handle.
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I also love the little conversations we have. It seems like just yesterday she was bald and I was like just waiting for her to talk so we could talk to each other. The other day we were driving to my house and I sneezed and she says to me "Bless you auntie" "aw thank you autumn" " Your welcome auntie" It melted my heart it was the cutest thing and she said it with her little southern accent which to this day I have no idea where it comes from. Well I am off to the grocery store I am starving I realized I have no food because the last time I went I didn't really do any shopping cause I wasn't hungry and if I go when Im not hungry I just get little things and a few days later I have no food again. Id like to be able to go once a month but it seems like I am going twice a month for the big stuff then every now and then I realize I don't have something to make something. In other news today was the first day I got to wear tights,boots and a jacket all at the same time its a nice mid 60's outside and it's amazing. Fall is coming and I am excited!

xoxo

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Today.

Has been all about cleaning, I've been in a really big cleaning room. And getting rid of clothes that months ago the last time I did this said I would wear and well still haven't. I have a few things I was going to put online to see if anyone would like to purchase them.


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Here's a little peak at some pretties.
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Morning Glory Coffeehouse Dress From modcloth : $25.00


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I honestly cannot remember what the name of this dress is. I really love it but sadly my boobs just do not fit into it.
$15.00


If any of you would like to purchase one of these you can email me at Ohtabby@comcast.net

I hope your all enjoying your sunday.

xoxo

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Heart Cove Trail

Ah yesterday was perfect and just what I needed. The weather was perfect it was 58 when we started and maybe reached mid 60's while we were hiking in a butterfly sanctuary that looked over the whole Oregon coast line. Uh mazing I can't do the view justice even with pictures, But I will try. So here is my day yesterday in pictures.
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You got that right. It was so windy the trails were narrow and the wind so got bad I felt like I may be swept off the side of the mountain into the ocean. But it was So breath taking up there. The way down was a lot easier that is for sure. The way back I defiantly had a hard time. To much caffeine not enough food + hiking = bad idea. The hike back was all up hill so I had to take a lot of stops. But I did it and it felt amazing afterwords to be finished.
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After words we went to the rocky mountain chocolate factory its been a tradition for years since I was like I don't even know really young to get chocolate on our way out of town. So if any of us family members make a beach trip we always get the family chocolate.

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And after all that we stuffed our faces with pizza. It was perfect and chilly weather outside. It was weird to be wearing a sweatshirt outside and still be chilly. It was perfect and just made me more excited for fall. I just wanted to have hot coco with a little peppermint schnapps and put on sweats and cosy up on the couch. I know we didn't have a normal summer here in Portland but to be honest I am kind of over it its going to be 96 and I wish I was still at the beach with the colder weather. Soon so soon it will be fall.

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Also another reason I am excited for fall. It's felt like Christmas morning when these Red velvet dresses arrived. I am so glad I saved my pennies and was good until these came out. Because they are just adorable. I will take proper pictures soon, I am feeling a little under the weather so I am not really in a strike a pose take photos kind a mood today. So it's a lounge on the couch and have a rachel zoe marathon LOVE her id die to work for her. The dresses and shoes, fashion shows. Ah just die! Ok Im done. I hope you have lovely relaxing weekend.

xoxo