Wednesday, February 29, 2012

a little luck of the Irish

check out this shirt found here
If you are from the buckeye state and looking for something to wear for St. Patty' day ... look no further.

here is how I would wear this awesome shirt...

wiww by bethcp14 featuring arch shoes

I am linking up here today too.
pleated poppy

Monday, February 27, 2012

lucky pancakes

I am so going to make these pancakes on St Patrick's day!

you can find them here

Oscar favorites

I won't bore you with a bunch of dresses, but here are my favorites from last night:

Michelle Williams
my favorite.
doesn't she look gorgeous?

Tina Fey
I love this gown, navy blue is my favorite color.

Gwyneth Paltrow
I always love her.

My favorite after party dress:
Miley Cyrus

gorgeous dress and hair!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

excited for March

Reasons why I am excited for March...

1. My Birthday

2. My oldest son's birthday

that is him there in the orange transformers shirt ( he will be 11!)

3. St. Patrick's Day!

4. I want to try to make these:

5. Hunger Games is coming...

6. and so is Mad Men ...

7. and of course ... Spring is actually coming!

Friday, February 24, 2012

dreaming of Summer


dreaming about sunshine and the light summer breeze on your skin.
It has been snowing here today.

anyone else dreaming of summer?

Salt Scrub

The other day I saw a post from Wattle Bird on how to make your own salt scrub .
So I did a little searching on line and found a few ways of making your own salt scrub, here, here here, and here. I also looked into buying my own and the cheapest I found was $30. So I deiced to try and make my own too.
Here is what I decided to use:
Even though there was many opinions about what salt to use, I used regular salt. I also used plain old peanut oil. To give it a scent, I used Vanilla extract. 

I used the measurements on the side of the jar. I filled the jar up 3/4 with salt then added the oil and mixed it up. Then I  added a little vanilla. 

I have already used it. It looks and feels great.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

What I am crushing on for Spring from Old Navy.

wiww by bethcp14 featuring a pleated dress

As you can see, I am into the blues and greens and a little pink this Spring, how about you?
I am linking up here
pleated poppy

Oreo Cake

Last night I made an Oreo cake.
I fount the recipe in a cookbook the other day.
It was very easy to make and the kids love it, they love oreos.

1 package white cake mix
1/3 cup oil
4 egg whites
1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped Oreo cookies

*in a mixer bowl combine cake mix, oil, 1 1/4 cup of water and egg whites. Blend on low speed, then mix on high speed for 2 minutes.

* Gently fold in coarsely chopped cookies. Pour batter into two greased and floured 8-inch round cakes.

*Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes

* cool for 15 minutes, then remove from pan. Let completely cool and frost. Sprinkle with extra crushed Oreo cookies on top.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Confession time.

This may not seem much like a confession for some, but I have a Kindle.
Before you laugh at me, look down at the right side of my blog, you see that little button that says " I pledge to read the printed word." I believe that. I believe in buying books and reading books. Over the last year or so, I have noticed more and more classmates bringing their e readers to class with all their books on them, while I am still lugging a bag full of books to class.
My dad bought me a Kindle for Christmas, with that idea in mind. 
For about three weeks I hardly picked the Kindle up. Then one day I picked it up and downloaded The Hunger Games on it and read it. Then I downloaded books two and three too. I loved the books, but I love my Kindle too. 
Its true.
I do.
and I do feel a little guilty about it.
I love how handy it is. I love how I just throw it in my purse and go with it,  I carry books in my purse too, but this was so much easier. I love how I just download the book I want to read instead of having to figure out how and when I am going to get to go to the bookstore. ( I have a busy life with little free time)
Now, that does not mean that I will stop buying books.
One look at our bookshelves and you would see that we can't part with even one book. I would show you a picture of them,but they are too overcrowded and unorganized. There are some books that you just have to have. You have to hold them and flip through the pages.

However, right now I am enjoying my Kindle too.

Has anyone else had a hard time giving in to the e readers, or do you think I am just being silly?

...and before you laugh too hard at me, my favorite job that I have ever had was in a small town book store.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

It's true.


What I Wore Wednesday

today's outfits are inspired by Olivia Palermo.
I love her style.

here are the outfits I would wear inspired by her:

wiww by bethcp14 featuring narrow shoes

here is the photo of inspiration:

and the next one:

do you have a favorite star that you would love to raid their wardrobe?

photo's of Olivia I found on tumblr

I am linking up with The Pleated Poppy today too.

pleated poppy

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

book fashion

Here are a couple of outfits, for a couple of great books, for a book nerd like myself.


wiww by bethcp14 featuring satin shoes


wiww by bethcp14 featuring rock jeans

a couple of movies that I can't wait to see too, how about you?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

wishing for Spring

wishing for Spring, I made a new Spring flavored wreath. I love the colors.
I made the flowers the same way I made them here, here and here.
Then I just glued them on a grapevine wreath with a hot glue gun.

I am linking up with A Bowl Full of Lemons today.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February is here.

February is such a cute little month.
Its full of hearts and Love.
Its never been my favorite month, but I always liked decorating my box for valentines and of course making valentines for all my classmates.
as an adult, I have not really paid that much attention to valentines day.
no special dinners or anything
However, Valentines Day is Tatum's favorite holiday, it might have something to do with the fact that pink is her favorite color and she loves hearts and crafts, ect.
but maybe we do need a little extra love in this winter time.....
because after all you need is love.

all photos via