This weeks post is about what you woul like to get from your husband for Christmas this year?
Well let's see.. D is actually a GREAT gift giver, he's just a bad gift keeper. Meaning, he get's so excited about what he buys that he gives it to me before Christmas, my birthday, anniversary etc... So this year I know he has not purchased anything yet. Haha
I like to make things easy on him and give him some suggestions (or an email with links to exactly what I wanted)
So this year I am wanting the Naked 2 pallet by Urban Decay
So I tried two new recipes today that hopefully my husband will enjoy.
D is a VERY picky eater. Cooking for him is actually extemely difficult.
He likes nothing. No beans, no veggies, no fish, nothing with mayo or ranch..
Basically meat and potatoes.
Well let me tell you that is boring. I came from a home where we tried all different types of foods.
For a good portion of my younger years we were vegetarians. I enjoy tofu, veggie burgers, almost all vegetables, fruits.. etc.
So now that I am trying to cook a little healthier for myself it's making it virtually impossible to also make dishes that D will enjoy.
So today I tried "Healthy Apple Pie Bites" (these I am sure he will like)
& Cauliflower crust Hawaiian Pizza (this I am not so sure about)
The Apple Pie Bites were very simple
Creseant Rolls (I used the reduced fat kind)
Take the apple and slice.
Place inside the creseant rolls.. sprinkle with cinnamon and stevia roll up & bake @375 for 11 mins.
THEY ARE DELICIOUS.
I am sure the hubs will love them.
(not my picture, stole from pinterest)
Now the cauliflower crust pizza I am not so sure about.
I made a hawaiian bbq pizza (I have lots of ham left over from Thanksgiving)
& you can find that recipe here Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Okay so I am still not on top of this whole blogging thing, but I am working on it.
So here is a little catch up on what's going on right now..
I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Christmas.
I ADORE the holidays.
The decorating, baking, family time, food, giving.. ALL OF IT
Not to mention I am slightly obsessed with wrapping paper & it's everywhere right now!
So I am not going to lie, I have already decorated.. just a little bit.
I am also eagerly looking forward to hosting my first Thanksgiving dinner!
I am so excited to cook. (That's how I know I am getting old)
It's going to be small, just my MIL, husband, myself, BIL, and his girlfriend, and my precious nephew. & possibly the husbands grandparents stopping by and maybe a friend and her boyfriend?
But I have to start somewhere.
I've also decided we are doing a thanksgiving ham rather than turkey.
I know it's not "tradition" but frankly turkey kinda grosses me out & the husband prefers ham.
Also on the menu: mashed potatoes and gravy, corn casserole, green bean casserole, and PUMPKIN PIE POPS! I will probably add a few more things. But I am really trying not to go overboard, which is something I tend to do.
I've also been working like crazy & so has the hubs. It will be so nice to spend a couple days together.
So that's all for now. I will make sure to take tons of pictures & update on how everything is going.
1. When you were a child what
did you imagine YOUR Prince Charming to be like?
Like something from Disney movie, ie Prince Eric or Prince Charming from Cinderella.
2. Does you husband match your
prediction as a child?
Yes, he is tall, dark, and very handsome. Hehe. Ofcourse I grew up and realized life is not a Disney movie, but D is my prince charming.
3. What about when you were a
teenager and knew it all about love, does you relationship match that scenario
you had during those rebel years?
Definitely not. I would have never thought I would be a married woman by now. You could not have convinced me that I would be married anytime before the age of 30. But boy oh boy did that change, for the best, but it's still surprising to me & all of my high school friends.
4. What love movie would you
best match your relationship to? Why?
Honestly I can't think of one? I am hoping it's something like the Notebook. Although cliche I think it's one of the sweetest love stories out there. Especially since my Nana passed away from complications with Altzheimers, so I have the fear that I will get it too & I just hope D could handle it well & remind me and make me fall in love with him again each and every day.
So I guess I haven't really told my much about us..
Where to start.
I am a 20 something, hairstylist living in the great little state of Indiana.
The Mr. is also 20 something (4 months older than me), banker, again living in the great little state of Indiana.
We met 3.5 years ago at a job. I had just taken a semester off of college (little did I know I wouldn't go back) & he worked there. We met in July, but didn't start "talking" till September. To tell you the truth I actually couldn't stand him. Before he talked I thought he was a hottie, but once he started talking to me I was annoyed. Hehe Let me elaborate. We worked in a competitive, goal driven atmosphere & both D and I are VERY competitive. So each day he would come to my cubicle and see where I was at and if he was doing better than be he would tease me and rub it in my face (looking back I supposed this was his form of flirting). I didn't like it.
This went on for a few months. He was transferred departments, but I had to walk by his cubicle to get to the breakroom, bathroom, etc so he would continue to taunt me & make me stop and talk to him. Finally, in September he asked me to lunch & the rest is history. We have been together ever since. :)
A year and a half after we started dating he proposed.
Right after we got engaged @ our favortite steakhouse.
Whooaaa I am a little over the top tan & a little too bleached out hair (thank you cosmetology school)
& a year and a half after that we were married.
Our First Kiss :)
Of course there is a little more to the story than that, but that's something I will get into later.
Currently we live in a house that we purchased last June.
Just a little 3 bedroom, but perfect for us now.
We have three furry babies.
Maleah: our pride and joy, a white lab.
Franklin: a little rat dog D had before we met, that's won a spot in my heart.
& Daisy: a pit bull we rescued from a local shelter, quite the troublemaker, but we still love her!
& now we are just settling into the life of being husband and wife.
& that's why I have decided to blog. I want to remember these times.
I want to look back at our young married life and laugh, smile, and remember.
Linking up for Wedded Bliss Wednesdays again. This week it's about gifts! Boy oh boy do I love gifts! But not the getting of the gifts (although that's fun too) it's the GIVING of the gifts! I love to buy presents. I love to wrap them, decorate, and watch peoples eyes as they open them.
What is the best
gift to give your husband?
Hmm.. something to do with softball (ie a new bat), batting glove, etc.
Candy is always a good one.
Or the newest COD game (I have a love hate relationship with this game. I love it because he loves it so it makes me happy to buy it for him, but I hate it because I know I won't see or speak to him hours days.
What is a
meaningful gift that you can give that does not cost money? Another one of my favorites. I have made several of these for D. Sometimes I leave random post-it's around the house on the light switches, mirrors, door knobs, remote, places I know he will see when he gets home & I write sweet things about why I love him etc.. Last year for V-day I made a homemade book out of cardstock of the Top 50 Reasons why I love him. I set off to do 100, but that shit wasn't easy, so I settled for 50 :) What is
the best gift you have given to him? As much as I love all these homemade things I make him, I am not going to kid myself.. I know they aren't his favorite. Not that he doesn't like them or appreciate them, but they are really probably just more fun for me to make. I would say his favorites have been: Easton Softball bat (that man is crazy about some fast pitch softball) XBOX 360 again pertaining to the video games Call Of Duty games You know.. typical guy stuff.
What is the best
gift he has given to you? That's a tough one, he has given me a lot of great gifts.. Our first Christmas together he got me our puppy (Maleah) I've also gotten a Tiffany bracelet, Keurig, new camera, COACH bags, oh and my engagement ring!
What are you
giving this holiday?
Well, I with the wedding and everything going on I am just now getting that figured out.
This Christmas is going to be a little more low budget, since a lot of our money went to the wedding, house, etc.
So for the family I am doing nice pictures (from the wedding) and frames.
Probably some homemade wreaths (big hit last year)
Here are Derek's very short answers. I asked him when he was half asleep so this is the best I got our of him! Hope everyone is having a fabulous Wednesday!
What was the first thing you noticed about your wife? "How hot she was" What a romantic my husband is. HAHA! We met at work and he saw me a couple months before I met him (we worked in different departments for awhile) What is your wife's best quality?"she's funny" I am actualy surprised by this answer. Not that I don't think I am completely hillarious, but because usually he tries to prove he is funnier than me (which he's not)!
What is your favorite thing to do with your wife (ahem, keep it clean!)? "dinner and a movie" With both of our hectic schedules we rarely get time to do anything other than a quick kiss goodnight. So this would definitely be my favorite too.
What are you most excited for for the future with your wife? "starting a family" Again I am surprised by this answer, but not at all disappointed. I too am very much looking forward to starting a family, whenever that may be.
How do you make your wife feel loved? "work hard to try to provide everything she needs/wants" I love and hate this answer. Don't think I am sitting at home while my husband is out working two jobs to keep me in new shoes and coach purses. We both made a decision that after the wedding we would pick up extra hours and try to get some debt paid off and some extra cushion in our bank account. So we both are working double time. We barely see each other, but it's not forever and it'll be worth it!
To Remember: I have the worst memory ever. I seriously can't remember things I did yesterday. So I am hoping that this is an outlet where I can write down the day to day happenings in this new life of mine, then someday I will be able to look back and remember what it was like to be a newlywed, have babies, and grow as a family and wife.
To Connect With Others: I have been reading blogs for about a year or two now and I love to see the support between bloggers. It's like a secret society of awesome women! I am looking forward to receiving advice, encouragement, tips, etc.. and I am hoping to be able to share those as well.
To Learn: To learn about myself. To be able to reflect on the lessons I am learning in this very growing stage of my life. To hopefully learn from the mistakes I make as a wife and someday a mother and to improve upon them and myself. & hopefully help a few others along the way.
So I vowed (hehe) to start blogging after the wedding. & here it is the Wednesday after and I haven't.. so when I saw this link-up "Wedded Bliss Wednesdays" I thought I would jump on the opportunity. So here it goes:
If you could give one
piece of advice to any married (or soon-to-be married) couple, what would it
be? Okay so being that I have been married for just roughly over 3 days, I am not going to pretend like I am any sort of expert. So my advice would be to soon-to-be-married couples & it would be about the wedding day & festivities reaching up to it. SOAK IT ALL IN! Take lots of pictures. Try not to stress. & Smile. It seriously is over before you know it. I know a million people will tell you that. & they are so right. I couldn't believe how fast my night went. & things went wrong (nothing major, but little things here and there) & I wanted to have a meltdown, but it so didn't matter. I just smiled and enjoyed everything that went right. What is the #1 no-no in a
marriage? Again, I am not an expert, but something that D (the husband) and I have decided to do is take divorce off the table. It's not something either one of us should be able to just throw around in a time of frustration. It's just not an option. We both need to remember to take our vows very seriously. In the good times and the bad we are worth it. What is the biggest lesson
you have learned from your marriage? It takes two. You now this is something I have learned more from dating, but I am sure it pertains to marriage as well. You have to both want it, both be willing to work for it, and both be putting in 110%. It won't always be easy, everything won't always feel like a honeymoon & that's when you have to go back to the good times and remember why you two said "I do". Well thanks for reading. I am hoping my posts get a little more interesting in the upcoming days/weeks. I am still new to this, so bare with me :) HAVE A GREAT DAY :)
Favorite Color: purple, turquoise, & black (it's a hairstylist thing)
Favorite food: ANYTHING MEXICAN that's my vice :)
Children: no, just 3 fur babies
Relationship Status: Almost married, less than a month now
Where do you live: Indiana, say what you want but I love this place. Cornfields and all.
Goals: To be a good wife, decorate my house (we've lived here for a year and almost nothing is done, damn wedding), start cooking atleast 5 times a week, start running (ugh I hate running, but I want to love it), keep in better contact with some friends I've lost touch with..
Hmm.. that's all I have for now. Hopefully I will find some more to write soon.
I'll leave you with some pictures.
Well I wanted to leave you with pictures? But for some reason it won't let me upload them?
1. 5 items you can't live without on a daily basis(water, food, shelter, and clothes dont count)
Definitely my iPhone, lipstick, my hair products, my iPad, andddd probably my debit card.
2. All time favorite book? Hmm.. alltime favorite book? Well I have a lot of favorites. To Kill A Mockingbird, Where the Red Fern Grows, Heaven is For Real, & The Help .. just to name a few :)
3. Something you'd like to accomplish before the end of 2012
Well my number one goal is to make it through this wedding madness! Then I would love to start exploring photography a little more, feel a little more comfortable blogging, decorate my house, pay down some bills & plan a vacation for d and i :)
.. I better get started ;)
4. If you could go back and relive any year of your life which year would it be?
Hmmm.. that's a hard one. There are bits and pieces I would like to get back from a lot of years. But as far as reliving one, I don't think so.
This past 1.5 years have been the best so far.
5. What do you wish people knew about you without you having to tell them?
That just because I am definitely sarcastic does not mean I am a bitch.
3 weeks 6 days. 3 weeks 6 days. I am getting married in 3 weeks and 6 days. AHHH I am freaking out. Am I ready for this? Is this a normal feeling to not knowt if you are ready? Is it normal to be completely on edge? I hope so because these are all things that I am feeling. Poor fiance, he gets the brunt of all of my frustration and anxiety. & he takes it so well. Which almost even annoys me more. He just can't win. I am so looking forward to the big day & so looking forward to it being OVER! Not that I am not so excited, I am just ready to think about something other than the wedding. Like our poor, neglected home that we purchased a year ago and have yet to decorate. My three furbabies who get no love an attention. Or having money to spend on something other than wedding. AHHH!
wedding.. wedding.. wedding wedding wedding. It's all that's on my mind, it's all I can think about. It's all I spend money on.. AHH and I am just over it! Don't get me wrong, I am more than excited to marry my fiance. & I am also oh so excited for the wedding day. I am just ready for the stress to be over. I am ready to be done paying for it. I am ready to quit worrying about it. I am just ready to enjoy all of my hard work (well sorta). I am tired of thinking of all the things I should be doing to prepare for the day. I only have 81 days. I can do this just breathe.
Okay, so since I have the worst memory ever and I am getting ready to embark on the most exciting time in my life, I've decided I should give this blog thing a try again. In 87 days I am getting married! Freaking out, is a little bit of an understatement! So perhaps this blog will be a place where I could vent, take out my frustrations (instead of on the future hubby) & document this exciting time in my life, so when it's all over I can look back and remember.
Here we are! How cute is he? This is from our engagement session.
So here goes nothing! A look into my life. Hopefully some day I will have a follower! Hehe