Monday, September 30, 2013

September's Goal

Ah, I can't believe this month is already over!  You would think a month where I ate no sugar would drag on forever, but that hasn't been the case (most days!)

In starting to recap the month, I feel like a war veteran, like I'm changed now that I'm on the other side.  I see the world differently.  But I don't have PTSD, I don't think.

It was hard at first, my time between kids going to bed and my own bedtime was the hardest time of day.  This is when I usually have some sort of treat.  A cup of cocoa or ice cream that Adam bought when he ran to the store for milk and came home with $40 of groceries I would never buy (but love to eat!).  If we don't have anything good, I can usually count on sweet cereal to fill the void.

The first night without sugar I had ice water.  I just need something to snack on.  It wasn't the same, but it wasn't the worst either.  Later, my twitter friend Meredith recommended gum.  I had great success with the mint chocolate chip gum.

I also loved Bengal Spice herbal tea. This stuff is seriously the best.  A little honey, a splash of almond milk. . . heaven.  Oh yeah, honey doesn't count.  You might argue that the body responds to it in the same way it responds to sugar.  I don't care.  I have to draw the line somewhere.

This isn't to say I was perfect.  I allowed myself the occasional cheat day.  Because I love cake pops, but I find the opportunities to eat really good cake pops are few and far between.  My friend Brandy had them at her daughter's 1st birthday party, so you know, I had to.

Still, I lost 4lbs!

Here's why I think this worked for me.  Sugar is my biggest weakness.  Going vegetarian did nothing for me because I'm practically vegetarian already.  I cooked four vegetarian meals this week with out even trying.  And two of the other days I ate vegetarian leftovers.  So, it didn't really change my diet that much.

But sugar.

Like I said, I was eating a treat almost every night.  Those were all extra calories.

So my hope is, going forward, that I will continue to stop my eating after dinner.  I'll throw 7pm out there, but sometimes we eat diner at 5:30 so it might be even earlier.  I want to think about dessert like I think about soda.  I love Dr. Pepper, but I don't drink it every day.  I don't drink it every week.  Maybe one a month, but I try to have one every other month or so.  I don't feel sad about it because I know I can have some in the future.  And I feel good drinking water.  So I want to think about dessert like that.  I love it, but I don't have to have it all the time.

Tomorrow?  I'm making dessert.  I think I've earned it. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Five Food Friday Favorites: Comfort Food

I didn't know if this was a "Food Friday" or a "Five Favorites on Friday" so I combined them.  Regardless, comfort food and the fall is a match made in heaven. 

I admit that in "researching" for this post, I got a little sick.  Last fall I was pregnant and comfort food was all I could think about.  This year, it was a bit much to eat all of these meals in one week.  Except the lentils.  Those are so delicious, but also really healthy.  Score.

1. Tuna Noodle Cassrole
This version is amazing!  A few more steps than the original, but it brings it to a whole new level.

2. Goolash
So this is the closest thing I found to the way I make it.  Basically brown some ground beef and onion and then throw in tomatoes, tomato sauce, italian seasoning and pasta, maybe a little water and let it simmer.  Top with some cheese and you're golden.  Axel loved this meal, he ate leftovers for two days after!

3. Mac and Cheese
I really need to post my mac and cheese recipe on here!  In the mean time, this one was good.  But not as good as mine!

4. Sweet and Sour Lentils
Oh my goodness, these are amazing.  My vegetarian brother said these made him feel guilty because they tasted like my mom's meatloaf (He was probably referring to the sauce that she put on top, because it also has a sweet and sour flavor)

5. Stew
I love the beef stew my mom made when we were growing up, but since I don't have it right here, I will say that LOVE making Tiffanie's slow cooker beef stew. 

 What do you like to cook in the fall?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Double Date

Out with friends, secretly dating
When your life consists of work and church, and when you work teaching high school, you pretty much know if you're going to get married you're going to find that person at church.  I think by the time I met the one guy at my school who was single and not a student, I was married and knocked up.  But I digress.

After my very public relationship/breakup with a weird guy, Adam and I decided we would not tell anyone we were dating so that if it did go south the awkwardness would be minimal. 

At that time, my bishop decided we would hold a monthly ward "date night".  He was older and perhaps he thought the best way to end his stint at a bishop would be to get everyone in our singles ward married off.  And who do you think was put in charge of this even????  Me.  Ug.

Going with Adam would have outed our little secret, or at least put suspicion in people's minds.  We decided to go with other people.  Adam helped a seriously socially awkward guy ask me (you don't know socially awkward until you meet this person.  It was tragic really, such a brilliant mind, but couldn't nail a job interview) and he asked a girl that he thought was nice but wasn't really interested in (because DUH, he was interested in me).

That first month I put on a game night.  Bring a treat, play a game, go home with the person who brought you.  Just kidding about that last part.  Nate (my date) and Adam (my secret boyfriend) decided it would be fun to go out to dinner before the games.

And that's how your find yourself on a double date with your boyfriend but not with him

How do I say this clearly?  First, I really really love Adam.  I love him more now than I did then.  BUT.  Marriage changes things.  Jealousy dissipates.  He's seen me give birth twice, he stuck around, he's not going anywhere.  New love is exciting and unsure, and there was a girl sitting in the front seat of my boyfriend's car using the seat warmer!  I would feel less jealousy if I were in the same position now, but of course that would be totally inappropriate. 

At the game playing part of the night, I found myself at a table with my ex boyfriend Steve (I think his name is Jake in my love story posts.  Oops, looks like the cat's out of the bag!), the one guy I went out with between dating Steve and dating Adam, Nate (my date) and Adam.  Oh yeah, and all these guys' dates.  Later Steve told me that sitting at that table must have made me feel pretty good about myself.  Honestly, I was just trying not to talk much.

We all brought sweet treats to share, but two guys mixed up our Thanksgiving dinner on Monday with the game night on Friday and brought mashed potatoes, so that was fun.

After the games, a group invited us over watch a movie.  It was late for me (I was such a grandma, even then) and so I claimed I was tired.  I didn't lie. 

Still, when Nate walked me to my door, I went in and sat on my bed. . . I didn't want to put on my pjs juuuuuuust yet.  Not ten minutes later, Adam called.  No I wasn't asleep, yes I did want to see him.

The next month, for date night we made Gingerbread houses.  Adam and I went together.
Out with friends, people were starting to figure it out.
PS, Tiffanie I found a seriously awesome picture of you when searching out these pictures on facebook.  I thought about it for a long time before deciding to leave it off. You are welcome.  :)

Monday, September 23, 2013

Art for Olivia's room

We're getting a house!!!

I still can't believe it.  So happy.  But also, the first time I've ever been able to really make a space my own.  Roommates and rentals have made it impossible to really fulfill my visions.  The scary part is, no more excuses!  Money is my only excuse, but I think I can do pretty well on a budget, so we'll see!

One thing I'm excited about, but having a hard time nailing down in my mind, is Olivia's bedroom.  When asked what color she wanted in her room she said "sparkly".  I also wanted to do a collage of sweet girl things.  I'm trying to decide between a gallery wall and a cork board.  Maybe both, on different walls.

One piece of art that's very important in LDS (Mormon) culture is our temples.  We our encouraged to teach our children about the importance of temples and to have pictures in our home so they are always on our mind.  But while most temple photos are beautiful, they just weren't what I had in mind for my girls room.

I eventually found this sketch of the Los Angeles Temple (where we were married) and I love it.  Guess what?  It's super tiny.  They don't make large prints of it.  It's just a temple recommend holder (the size of a credit card)

And then, light bulb!  I thought to check etsy (don't know why that wasn't my first thought) and here are some awesome pieces I found.  Which one do you like best?

By Lily Gene, the San Diego Temple silhouette
I love that you can customize your temple and color.  I would pick the LA, just because it's where we were married.

By Gewaly Art, the Oquirrh Mountain Temple
They don't have the LA temple print available, but we lived by the Oquirrh Mountain Temple when Olivia was born, so it is also special to us.

By Cherish Me Designs, the LA Temple
I love how vintage this print looks.  It fits much better with what I want for Olivia's room.

By Acorn to Zebra Collage, the LA Temple collage
I love how quirky and fun this print is. 

Which one is your fav?  Do you know anyone who sells temple sketches like the first one?  I love the others, but I still love the first one the most!!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Five Favorites on Friday: Old Movies

What is it about fall that makes me want to snuggle into the couch with some cocoa or apple cinnamon herbal tea with honey and watch a movie?  Not just any movie, but old movies from like the 60s.  Ah, it feels cooler in here just thinking about it.  No, wait, that's the AC kicking on.  Anyway. . .

Here are my five favorite old movies.

1. Summer Magic: This one is great to watch in September since the movie takes you from summer into fall.  It's one of Hayley Mills lesser known rolls.  And it's wonderfully charming.

2. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: Doesn't getting snowed in a cabin with a bunch of cute boys sound so romantic???

3. Pillow Talk: I'm still in denial that Rock Hudson was gay.

4. Yours, Mine and Ours: Lucille Ball!  I love her.  This movie is so sweet and funny, a rare combo.

5. Ben Hur: Probably more of a spring time movie, since it's contemporary with the resurrection of Christ, but I just love it in the fall too.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Day in the life

As a blogger, "A day in the life" posts seem seriously narcissistic.  But as a blog reader, they are some of my favorite to read.  Something about knowing how other people pass the day makes me feel more normal/gives me ideas for things to do with my kids!  The main thing I've learned is that Olivia cannot entertain herself as well as most of my friends' kids can.  Hopefully it's a learned ability, we certainly keep working on it!

6:00 am Axel wakes up to eat and I'm super impressed he slept until 6.  Lately he's been pushing for 5:30 and ever since our trip to CO I've been letting him.  He goes right back to sleep and I try to stay awake (Adam has been gone for 30 minutes) but we spent good money on our bed and it should not be wasted.  So I snuggle back in.

7:20 I wake up for no reason.  But I decide to read my scriptures and shower before the kids wake up.  Since they are still sleeping when I'm done, I catch up on twitter and insta back in my super delicious bed.

8:20 Axel wakes up.  I know Olivia has been awake for a while, but she hasn't called for me.  I get Axel and we both go get Olivia up.  She loves when we both get her.  I nurse Axel while Olivia watches Sofia the First.  Then oatmeal for everyone!

9:00 Kids and I play in Olivia's room and I sneak away for minutes at a time to do my hair and make up.

10:00 Target trip! I got some fun things for Olivia in an attempt to help her play independently.  Sidewalk chalk, a notebook with lined paper, stickers and play dough. 

10:45 Nap time for Axel.  Olivia plays with sidewalk chalk, but is not impressed.  Olivia plays with play dough.

11:30 Axel wakes up and I'm relieved because now he'll take his long nap when Olivia takes hers.  Olivia is done with play dough and moves on to stickers.

12:00 lunch for everyone!  Peanut butter and jelly for Olivia and orzo pasta for Axel and I.  It should be nap time after lunch, but since Olivia stopped watching TV during lunch, she can eat those three bites of sandwich in four minutes.  So after lunch we played and read books in her bedroom.

1:00 Nap time for Olivia.  Then I nursed Axel to sleep.  And then!  Me time.  I do a little blogging, watch a little TV.  Sometimes I sew during this time.

2:00 Axel woke up earlier than expected.  Dang constipation ruining our schedule.

3:00 Olivia wakes up and we play a little more playdough and then watch Little Einsteins.  (I always ask her if she would prefer Sofia or Einsteins so she feels like she's making the choice but either way I win because those are two shows I don't mind).  Adam comes home at 3:30 but then leaves to go have his car inspected.  6am-2:30 is his new work schedule, but he'll be working out after most days so he will be home at his usual 4-4:30.

4:00 I try to put Axel down for a nap several times, but no dice.  5pm is the point of no return.  If he hasn't napped by then, no nap for him until bedtime at 7pm.

5:00 I start making dinner and Adam gets back from the tire store.  I made chili and corn bread waffles.  The kids play while I cook (for a few seconds until Olivia decides to come and "help" in the kitchen)

6:00 We eat dinner.  Axel eats green beans, banana, and corn bread.  He stayed happy as long as we were feeding him!  After dinner both kids go into the tub.  Then I nurse Axel to sleep and give him a couple extra ounces of pumped milk.

7:00 Olivia and I read like 20 books in her room.  And only ten minutes pass!  Axel stirs so I go and give him some Tylenol for his teeth that are about to pop any day.  Olivia gets to watch some Team Umizoomi with dad (I would never allow that show because it bugs the heck out of me these days)

8:00 Olivia goes to bed.  Adam and I watch some netflix and I pump right before I go to bed at about 10. 

Everything about this day was so great until about 4pm and then Olivia just went into super destructo mood and tried to pull everything out and go crazy in the kitchen while I cooked dinner.  After her bath she was much more pleasant! 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Intentionally white

I used to have an interior design blog.  I guess I still have it.  But, I dunno, I'm just feeling like all blogging needs to be centralized and I'm going to centralize it here.  So yeah, no more Design Salt.  Instead, I'm going to do the occasional interior design post here.  With my etsy shop, and doing some sewing for my sister-in-law's company, I don't think I'll be offering design services any time soon (which was kind of the point of that blog)  And now that we're looking for a house (TO BUY!  So happy) I'm starting to be excited for interior design again.  I want to share, but I'm not willing to help you with specific questions.  (TOTALLY joking.  I would gladly help if you need it.  Just let me know) 

All that to say, I'm thinking about paint colors for the new house.  Gah!  What is it about town houses?  It feels like most people are getting their own space for the very first time (like we will) and they're just so dang excited to paint!  Paint all the things!  Paint all the colors!  Well, the house we're hoping to make an offer on like today has a dark brown and blue living room.  A yellow and red kitchen.  And I can't remember what the bedrooms are, maybe just taupe. 

Imagine that we do move in there.  First I'm going to have to correct the living room, because dark brown?  Royal blue?  I can't.  (I don't want to show pics in case, I don't know, they find it or something.  Silly, but the internet can be a smaller place than we know)  Also, I really want a new couch but let's be real, we're not going to be able to afford new furniture right away.  It's going to be a work in progress (which I think is the best kind!)

Am I crazy for wanting white walls?  I know, I know, we all grew up with them and we promised we would never.  But I don't want that egg shell color that comes standard in tract homes, I want my walls to look intentionally white.

Oh wait, why white?  Because I currently prefer grays and blues and white works better than the tans and taupes we're seeing so much lately.

Here are some white I'm considering (source)

Extra white by Sherwin Williams: This feels very minimalistic like what you would see in a Scandanavian home, which is my main inspiration for the designs in my new home. 

Pure White by Sherwin Williams: This just feels classy.  I love it with the black, but I'm wondering how it would pair with a navy (I thinking of doing a simple couch cover in navy, to help me feel better about not getting a new couch just yet)

Dune White by Benjamin Moore: I like that this one has a gray undertone, but I worry that it will make the living room feel too cold.  Is that possible when you have a tiny living room?  Maybe it would be a good thing.

Natural Choice by Sherwin Williams: I love the earthiness of this one, but I worry that it will look too "egg shell"  I love love love the way it's styled in this home, however.  It looks great with the dark wood accents.

Which one is your favorite?  And please tell me you didn't paint your kitchen red.  I just can't see one more red kitchen (like half the houses we've looked at have red kitchens)

Friday, September 13, 2013

Food Friday: Corn and Pumpkin Soup

Sorry for the pumpkin post already fall haters, but like it or not summer is on the way out!  Bring on the pumpkin.

Sunday morning we woke up to rain and chilly temps.  Fall weather opens up a whole new section of recipes to choose from: Soups!  Adam wont eat soup from March- October, but my dinner choices were limited, plus RAIN.  So I knew we were good to go.  Throw in some homemade bread and you can't go wrong. 

When we left church it was sunny and warm.  Whatever.  I was a girl on a mission.  Also, there wasn't many options in my kitchen.  Grocery shopping took place promptly on Monday morning.

I decided to caramelize some corn and onions like Bridget showed me how in her amazing recipe for sweet potato burritos (I made them last month.  How long do I have to wait before I can make them again???)  Embarrassed to say, that in all of my cooking training, I really didn't know the proper way to do that.  So I threw in some corn and a finely chopped onion, a little bit of olive oil and let them sizzle on medium for 30 - 40 minutes (I can't remember)  Bridget says to put them on lowest heat, but I think it depends on your stove.  Mine on lowest heat would have taken a month to caramelize.  I was too hungry for that.

1 onion, finely diced
1 c of frozen corn, thawed
2 c pumpkin, about 1-14.5oz can if you have one, or just measure two cups out of the giant can
2 c broth, I used vegetable broth because that's my jam, but you can use chicken if you want.  Beef?  I feel like that would be weird.
1 c milk, I used almond milk because I'm not a fan of dairy (unless it's sour cream, cheese of any kind or ice cream, basically I don't like milk)
Garlic powder, salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste (guys I suck at measuring spices)
Sour cream for garnish

1. Caramelize onion and corn on the lowest heat that will maintain a low sizzle.  Stir every 5-10 minutes for about 30-40 minutes.  Let your heart guide you on this one.
2. Add pumpkin and broth.  Bring to a boil (it will more likely bubble and splat.  Stir it frequently until it's heated through.)
3. Add milk and heat through.
4. Serve with sour cream, if you want.  (Adam thinks that's weird.)

Who wears pink bibs and loves pumpkin soup????  This guy:

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Accept the things I cannot change

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."  --Reinhold Niebuhr

Today is September 11th.  I remember where I was (my brand new dorm room) and what I was doing (getting ready for class) when I heard what happened in NYC (my roommate came home from a run and she had stopped for breakfast and saw it on the news.  At the time we thought it was just an accident.  Until the second crash)

And now we're on the verge of war with Syria.  I don't usually watch the news, but Adam had it on while I was in the room and I saw part of the video with the chemical weapons being used on children.  I cried and cried. 

I don't know what the right action for America is.  It isn't fair that kids should ever ever have to have a life like that.  I do the best I can by my own kids, but honestly some of my day to day worries and frustrations seem super dumb compared to what I witnessed.  And I know that they aren't the only children living in horrible circumstances in the world.

The only thing that brought peace to my mind was a scripture from the Book of Mormon.  Alma and his companion Amulek have been preaching about Christ and those that believed and were baptized were later killed for their beliefs.

Alma 14
10 And when Amulek saw the pains of the women and children who were consuming in the fire, he also was pained; and he said unto Alma: How can we witness this awful scene? Therefore let us stretch forth our hands, and exercise the power of God which is in us, and save them from the flames.
11 But Alma said unto him: The Spirit constraineth me that I must not stretch forth mine hand; for behold the Lord receiveth them up unto himself, in glory; and he doth suffer that they may do this thing, or that the people may do this thing unto them, according to the hardness of their hearts, that the judgments which he shall exercise upon them in his wrath may be just; and the blood of the innocent shall stand as a witness against them, yea, and cry mightily against them at the last day.
12 Now Amulek said unto Alma: Behold, perhaps they will burn us also.
13 And Alma said: Be it according to the will of the Lord. But, behold, our work is not finished; therefore they burn us not.

Sometimes bad things (really bad things) are allowed to happen to good people so that their blood can stand as a witness again those who commit these heinous crimes.  But my favorite line?  The Lord receiveth them up unto himself in glory. 

I don't want to live with my head in the sand, but verse 13 leads me to believe that there is a purpose for my life, that I have good I can do, even if I can't save those children.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Tut tut it looks like rain

First, the winner of my esty shop giveaway is Robin!  Congrats! 

Aren't kids' memories amazing?  Maybe it's because their brains are new and not so full of information yet.  In any case, when we had a down pour of rain a couple weeks ago we quickly opened the blinds wide and called for Olivia.  "Look!  It's raining!"  With out missing a beat Olivia ran into her room and came back with her pink rain boots.

"Now I can wear these!"  Yep, when ever she would ask to wear her pink rain boots I would tell her no, because they're just for the rain.  So, once the down pour let up a little I took her out for some puddle splashing.  In last year's coat, which is why the sleeves are quite short on her.

She's letting the water drip off the parking cover on to her head.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Food Friday: Amazing meat balls

Last day to enter my giveaway here!

An great thing happened at the dentist on Tuesday.  I was pondering what to make for dinner.  I had stuff to make turkey and quinoa meatballs and pasta.  But Adam doesn't like pasta.  I also wanted to try my friend Tiffanie's  grilled chicken.  But was there time to heat the grill when I got back?  What if. . . what if I made the meatballs with rice and cooked them in Tiffanie's husband's special grilling sauceWhat if


They were soooooo good.  I asked Adam if he liked dinner (as I often do because he usually wont say one way or another) and he said "Yeah.  The sauce is good."  When I told him what it was, he was surprised.  In any case, this is a great way to enjoy this grilling recipe when it isn't grilling season!

Plates of meatballs do not photograph well.  I was going to leave a picture off all together, but then, what will you pin???  :)
Meat balls:
1 lb lean ground turkey
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp dried onion
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
3/4 cup cooked quinoa
1 egg
1 Tbsp BBQ sauce

1 c BBQ sauce
1 c fat free Italian dressing

1. Mix all meat ball ingredients together with your hands and form into balls about the size of a golf ball.
2. Brown them in a frying pan on medium high heat, turning them carefully so they don't fall apart before they firm up. 
3. When they are browned on three or four sides, lower the heat to medium low or just low (know your stove!) and pour the sauce over the meat balls and cover.  Cook for 20 minutes while you cook your rice.  They will both be done at the same time and dinner is served!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Missing Bingham

Don't forget I have a little giveaway from my etsy shop going on this week!  Enter here
I miss it today.
I quit my job a year ago June.  When fall rolled around and school started everyone asked me if I missed it.  I was really surprised myself that the answer was "no".  Bingham had been a part of my life for five years.  That's longer than I was in high school, and as long as I was in college.  It was a huge chunk of my life and I just walked away.  I didn't understand why I didn't even have a inkling of desire to go back.

I guess when you're burnt out with hoops to jump through, and you miss your child in daycare like crazy, and you love your students but the love in your heart that used to all go to them now goes mostly to your daughter. . . it just wasn't the same as it used to be.

But this year, I have missed it.  Which I did not see coming. 

I was perplexed.  And then I realized.  It's been long enough that I've forgotten the worst parts.  Like so many other things in life, we remember the good and try to forget the bad.  I've done just that.  I remember filling out my little weekly schedule.  MAN, that was my favorite thing to do.  In just 15-20 minutes I would have my whole week planned.  Sure, I still had to write the lessons, but at least I knew what topics I had to cover.  Throw an assembly in there?  It was like trying to do a puzzle, covering all my info with shorter periods to stuff it in to.

Also, talking to my cousin Cait who is starting her first year teaching.  She's overwhelmed, like we all are our first year of teaching (I would not go back to that year, but thank goodness I had no children then.  It was hard enough) and as I gave her advice I just had this longing to get in there and do it myself.  Not that Cait wont be wonderful!  (Cait, you're doing great I'm sure!!)  But I've put in that time as a newbie and now the fear is gone.  I could teach a class I knew nothing about, but I'm so dang comfortable in front of a class of teenagers that I could stay cool as a cucumber.  Nothing can phase me (okay dad, except for your class, I know you would throw that in if you and I were talking).

I used to get upset when Adam would suggest that maybe, maybe, I would like to go back to teaching when our kids were older.  Now that I've forgotten the bad stuff, maybe he's right.

Never tell me that the Miners is a dumb mascot.  Someone did once.  It did not end well.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Give away oh give away!

Welcome to my new blog!  We're going to start this blog off right by doing a giveaway today.  This blog is part of my re branding.  I've decided to group everything together under one name (thanks to my awesome brother Rob for coming up with my name).

So why should you follow my new blog?  

This pillow also available for purchase in my etsy shop.  Your choice of heart applique OR a letter of your choice.
Because I'm giving away this super cute pillow from my soon to open etsy shop!!  All you have to do is follow me any way you want.   You can follow on Bloglovin', GFC (I cannot figure out how to make a link for that. . . sorry), Twitter or Facebook.  One entry per person, just pick one of those ways to follow and you're golden.  (Click on the word to lead you to each social media area)  Just let me know which method you used to follow by leaving a comment saying so (I'm sorry, I hate that part too, but it's just life)

No points for following on instagram, pinterest or favoriting my etsy shop, but in case you want that info, here ya go:
Instagram: @olive_thethings

And if you want to know a little more about me, check out my NAQ (never asked questions) here.

Loves!  And good luck!

Giveaway now closed