Sunday, January 29, 2012

GPOY Cooking Edition #2

I noticed that my eggs were expiring today, so when life gives you expired eggs...make cinnamon apple pancakes and an omelet with fresh baby greens and pineapple salsa!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

GPOY Cooking Edition

I'm pretty proud of my dinner tonight, and as I've said in previous posts "don't judge me for taking pictures of everything." Sautéed Mushrooms, herbed chicken and mashed potatoes.  My best friend these days is minced garlic in a jar.

Nail Experiment

I've been wanting to try these Sally Hensen Nail Strips for a while now, so I got some today.  They were easy to put on, but I guess I'll see how long they last!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Favorite Hair Tips and Styles from 2011

This really works! I do it all the time.
Here are some of my results.  The longer you wait, the more curly it is!

Haven't tried this one, but it looks pretty easy...
I've done this's pretty fun! All of the hair posts on A Beautiful Mess are great.  I've tried a few, and they are pretty easy to follow.
Found this on Tumblr...couldn't find the original source. My friend did this for my wedding hair :).
My wedding hair-

Friday, January 6, 2012


I've been addicted to sketchbooks ever since my Fundamentals of Drawing class in college.  We had to keep a vigorous book that was checked often.  It was really hard to start, but after that class I have been unable to stop.  It's a great way to keep track of my artistic changes and what's going on in my life.  I keep notes, magazine clippings, and photos along with my own drawings. I'm starting a new sketchbook for 2012 where I'm drawing something every day.  Here are some pages from my last sketchbook, which has lasted a couple of years.

Corey drew batman :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hello 2012

My first post of the new year comes with a look back on the things I accomplished in 2011.

-I gave my first grown up notice to leave a job, which is one of the scariest things I've ever had to do.

-My photography business really took off this year thanks to all of my amazing clients, friends, and family.  36 photoshoots & 3 weddings!!

-I got married to the best guy in the world.
-I went to Disney World with that amazing guy!

-Got a call DURING the honeymoon to go in for a job interview and got my second grown up job.

-Moved out of mine and Corey's first apartment together to move back to my home town.  Mebane will always have a special place in our hearts as our first home away from home together.

-Moved in to our new apartment and Corey joined and graduated from Police Academy!

Made new friends, kept in touch with old friends, volunteered to do too many things, and loved every minute of it! I'll always remember 2011 as a year of growth and change in my life.  Happy New Year's Day 2012!