Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Would You Rather Wednesday?!?!

"Would you rather limit yourself to TV viewing of ONLY QVC for a year for $30,000 or NBC only viewing for $5,000?!"

*Today I am thankful chocolate cake.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gotcha Day!

Happy Gotcha Day Ivy! It was three years ago that Ivy was offically adopted! I was out of the country that day and was unable to attend the court hearing but what a special day it was for all of us.
I can't imagine how different everyones lives would be without her. On Sunday I called Ivy and told her that I couldn't come to her Gotcha celebration because I had to work. I asked her if she would like to have some special time with with me on Monday where we could go to lunch and do something fun. Her response was, "Hollie I would love to do that but i need to ask my mom first." I just loved it.
When I picked her up today I asked her where she would like to go and she told me she would like to go to the mall. She wanted Mac & Cheese and she wanted to go on the carousel. We did just that. She also wanted to go into some stores to "just look" for Christmas. She has become my little buddy and I love talking to her every day and love watching her grow up.
Ivy, I love you so much and am so glad you are my family.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Would You Rather Wednesday?!!?!!?

"You are in an extreme blizzard and could be stuck for up to three days would you rather have a blanket and 2 candy bars or cell reception?!?!"

*Today I am thankful for pumpkins.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Congratulations to Trevor and Patricia!!!!

Last night I went to a Suprise Engagement party for my dear friend Patricia. She has been such a HUGE encouragement to me over the last year and a half. I call her my blessing from God cause it was completly HIM who brought us together. We sat by eachother in church one Sunday and afterwards she started talking to me. She was so kind and we soon found out we were both single and going through the same things in life. It's crazy how fast we bonded. The first night we talked on the phone it was like we had been friends for 15 years. Her friendship came at the perfect time and I am so thankful for her.
She met Trevor last Spring at Grace and she was smitten right away. He proposed tonight and then took her to this restaurnat where we were all waiting for the happy couple. I was just talking to her Saturday about marriage and she was hoping this was coming soon. :) Patricia, I am so happy for you and thankful that the Lord blest you with Trevor. He is going to be one HAPPY husband. HOLLA SISTA!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Kelli found this frame for me at a garage sale and gave it to me. It was perfect for my bathroom. I had this paper and it fits perfectly on the wall.

This frame I have had for about 6 years and almost threw it out. It was originally yellow and I painted it black a couple years ago. It has been behind Ivy's toy box for the last two years and I decided to use a little paper and modge podge to see if it could be saved. I love how it turned out. Now I am just trying to figure out what to put in it.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

My Creativity Sets in...

Last weekend was a busy one. On Saturday 7 friends and I went to the Hollywood Bowl for a Jason Mraz and G Love concert. I love the Hollywood Bowl. It's such a great atmosphere and we had a great time. Afterwards Tiffany Seston came over and spent the night as we were heading to the the Rose Bowl swap meet the next day. I was really excited to go with Tiffany becasue she had never been before. ( We had such a good time. We walked around for a few hours, let out creative juices flow, and had such a good time together. We also found some GREAT purchases. I had been wanting to find a table or chest to make a little coffee bar off my kitchen. I found the perfect thing and got it at such a reasonable price.

This is my new coffee bar. I am still working on it a bit. Tiffany suggested I get some cute hooks and then cute mugs and hang them and that's what I am on the look out for.

This was my next find. I got this frame for $10 and it matches my room perfectly! I just put some paper behind it and it looks awesome in my room. I have had a creative bug lately and will post pictures of them soon.

*Today I am thankful for fall smells.
Fall is coming and I am excited. I have been real busy at work and havent had a chance to write. A lot is happening. My parents came out for a visit, Mandy moved back to the East Coast (boo), my sister in law Becca, came out for a sisters weekend which was a blast, the Iowa Hakeyes are 7-0 (holla), and I have spent time with good some good friends. It's been fun.

When Mandy moved I didnt know what I was going to do but the Lord TOTALLY blessed me AGAIN and my landlords lowered my rent so I could stay here without a roommate. I had a lot of people praying for me and this was such a blessing. I am living in a sweet 2 bedroom guesthouse and I love it here. I also love my landlords and enjoy getting to know them even more. They are a great Christian family with three cute boys. It's a blessing. I've been creative too and will include pictures as soon as I can find my camera!

*Today I am thankful for a fun afternoon with Tricia.