Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Pictures!!

Tonight we had our friends Katy and Ross come over to TRY and take our Christmas picture so we can get those out in the mail this week. I could not believe how ROTTEN our dogs were! Bella was a terror.... Is this how it's going to be once we have kids? Am I going to get stuck with the child who throws a fit all the time?? Lola on the other hand, was a delight! Very well behaved and did exactly what she was asked. 

Here are some of OUTAKES!!! (I am NOT posting the picture we chose though!) :)

Lola was such a good girl!

Me and V :)

Again... And no he wasn't crying (He has horrible allergies!)

Definitely did NOT pick this pose... We look soo awkward!

Well, it's back to work I go tomorrow! But, only 3 WEEKS until I'm on CHRISTMAS BREAK!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My first Pinterest craft & ramblings

After talking to my mother-in-law (Check out her blog HERE!) today and seeing her love of crafting, I decided that I was FINALLY going to attempt a craft from Pinterest (One I have been wanting to do for weeks now!)

Here is the original idea:

I knew that I wanted to change it up a bit, so here is my final product!

Please ignore the pencil lines still on the wall! I wish I had a better camera, because I swear it looks better in person! But, I am pretty pleased with it. For my first 'craft', I think it turned out alright!

I started by buying the wood letters and painting the sides black. Then I mod-podged scrapbook paper on the wood (red and cream to match our black/cream damask bedspread and red to match our accent pillows and curtains!) Then I bought flowers and glued them together and glued a diamond jewel in the middle and glued them to the letters. I then glued 4 diamond jewels on the letters themselves.

I am hoping that during Christmas break, I will come home EXTRA crafty after hanging out with my mother-in-law!!!!!! :)

*Other life happenings....

I am on THANKSGIVING BREAK!!! We have 9 DAYS OFF of school!!! I couldn't be happier, I needed a break BADLY!!!!

While sitting at home the other night BORED while V worked, I decided that I was going to dye my hair DARK BROWN. I was getting sick of my blonde hair (although, I was happy that it no longer had highlights in it, so minimal upkeep!) But, I decided to change it up and dye it DAAAARK. I am soo excited to see what my students say on Monday!!!!!

Here is a picture of my hair before (blonde!!!)

A few weeks ago - Me and V at a Halloween party!
This was the most RECENT picture I could find

And here I am NOW (brunette!!)

DARK hair! :)
I'll try and post a better picture tomorrow!