Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

I'm keeping today's post short and sweet so I can spend lots of time with my 3 valentines. Happy valentine's day to you all! I hope you all have a lovely day and get a little something pretty. Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Easy Canvas Prints

I recently was told about an opportunity with Easy Canvas Prints by a fellow blogger and I, of course, jumped at the chance to work with this company! I received a canvas print from them and I must say, I am VERY happy with it!

The canvas they use is a very high quality material and the photo quality is outstanding. I have seen prints before so I wasn't expecting much from this company. The frame was of higher quality than others I have also seen. These prints are something you do not want to miss out on!

One of the things I really enjoyed about this company is that they have different customization options when you order your print. You can order a single print in different sizes or you can go to their gallery options and they design a gallery wall for you! They give you the option of printing photos from Facebook and Instagram (a favorite feature of mine) so all of those pictures on your phone don't go to waste! You can choose the thickness of the frame or you could even choose to have the canvas framed. I choose to stick with the standard 3/4 inch so it wasn't thicker then the frames I will be using surrounding the print. You also can choose how you want the sides of the canvas to be printed. You have 2 different options for continuation of the photo or you can have it printed with  a color. Which would be a great way to add a bright accent color to a gallery wall. The final option you have is to either have a wall hanger or get a table stand attached.

I already have plans for two prints for my home! But first I need to get my new canvas from Easy Canvas Prints put into a gallery wall! Don't miss out and use this link to receive 50% off your canvas order!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's Day Mantle

When we moved into our new house, I was so excited to finally have a fireplace mantle to decorate and share with you guys!! We still haven't unpacked all of our decorations but I really wanted to only use things we already had for Valentine's day, so I spent an hour or 2 digging through boxes trying to find things to use! I must say I am quite proud of myself!!

Mirror: Hobby Lobby clearance $10
Candle: Unity Candle from our wedding (Hobby Lobby $4)
Hearts, Ribbon, Felt Flower & String: Valentine's set from Target One Spot $3
Flowers: Bouquet from friends wedding
Mason jar: Favor from friends wedding
Burlap: Hobby Lobby $3
Frames with free printables: Ikea $7
Paper W: Hobby Lobby $3

Friday, February 7, 2014

Five on Friday

The Super Bowl was this last weekend. Even though the game was boring there were a few really good commercials this year!! Check out my favorites here.

I got to spend my birthday with my boys. It was a wonderful day full of lots of laughter, free good food, and shopping. What could be any better then that?!

Every year I look forward to my birthday. Not just because its my birthday but because I share this day with my mom. She has always done everything she could to make our day spectacular. Because of her, my boys will always have the greatest birthdays.  My birthday memories with my mom are by far some of my favorites and I want my boys to have the same feelings and memories of their birthdays. this picture is from our birthday last year. We got our makeup done and had a fun photo shoot. I was 7 1/2 months pregnant. I will cherish these photos forever. This year we are going to see Justin Timberlake in concert. Sunday just can't come fast enough. Have I mentioned how awesome our birthdays are?!

This last weekend, my girlfriends and I celebrated my and another friends birthdays. I had been looking forward to it ALL WEEK. Any time we get together it is always so much fun. It is time filled with laughter and tears and amazing food. This time was no exception. We got some big surprises on top of celebrating being 1 year closer to 30!! It will definitely be a night we won't ever forget!! I am still in shock a full week later!

I completed my first cupcake order of the year today. It was for a fellow coworker of my husbands. His daughter's bridal shower is this weekend. She is getting married in May and I can't wait to do my first wedding!! Here's to a year filled with lots more cupcake orders!!! {Let's pretend my paper says Happy Valentine's Day}

Monday, February 3, 2014


The Super Bowl is over and unless you live under a rock, you know the Seahawks dominated the game. Let's be real here, it was boring. Thankfully we had the commercials to look forward to! 

I was a little disappointed in the commercials this year. I always expect more then I should. Guess I need to have lower expectations next year!! I do, however, have 20 a handful I would like to share. A few of them I have been hearing/seeing a lot on the news and a few haven't been mentioned much, if at all. I know the cost of the commercials is insane but I was curious as to how much it was this year for a 30 second spot during the big game. 4 million dollars (said in a Dr. Evil voice). Totally insane right?! 

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Lets start off with the worst idea. Maserati. Who names a car Ghibli? Do they know what that means? Ghibli[gib-lee] noun 1.a hot dust-bearing wind of the North African desert. Aka: Camel (insert bodily function here) 

 One of my favorites and one of the funniest commercials was Doritos "Time Machine". I just couldn't stop laughing when the father came out and actually thought it worked! Loved it.

Another funny, Volkswagen. I just love the daughter at the end "Oh and now your going to tell me that at 200,000 they shoot rainbows out of their butts". How can you not laugh?!

Danon Oikos nailed this one. Seeing Mr. Stamos in the commercials was starting to get old (in my book) and when this first started my though was omg, this is getting old but then Joey and Danny showed up and it was instantly one of the best. 

Surprisingly, not very many of the commercials I liked were funny. Most, in fact, were the ones that made me tear up or say awwww.

 This first one, I personally loved. I know it did create a lot of controversy though. People are having a problem with the fact that it is about America but features different languages. They say it should be all in english. The thing is, this country was built by people of different colors, languages and beliefs and that is what makes it so wonderful. We are a melting pot. People from all over the world come here and work their butts off to achieve the "American Dream". I have a friend who is now a US citizen and she is one of the hardest working people I know. To all of those who are criticizing this: embrace our differences. 

Cheerios did it again also. I haven't heard much on this one other then there are, of course, haters out there. I thought it was adorable.  

This one was another one of my absolute favorites. Microsoft did a wonderful job!   

 I know this next one is a HUGE favorite of everyone out there. I did not watch it before it aired so I loved it. I had heard from many people that it didn't live up to the hype. Well, it was adorable and definitely got a general awwww from everyone out there watching. 

 This last one I HAD to share. I love it but it also is special. It was shot in Green Bay (Ashwaubenon) and everyone except the main little boy is from Green Bay. They are not actors! Can you get any better then that?! Here is a link from a local news station that shared the story. 

All in all, Budweiser and Coca Cola had my favorite commercials.I really enjoyed all of the different ones shown during last nights game. But don't they always have some of the best ones?! Share your favorites, I want to know!! 


Sunday, February 2, 2014

It's February!!!!!!

Oh February, I am so very excited to see you again! This month is one of my favorites!! It is full of birthdays, love and A LOT of fun and this one in particular is going to be especially fantabulous. Not to mention, February is also the turn of winter for us Wisconsin folk....I'm ready for spring!

Enjoy your Sunday!! On Monday I'll be talking about my favorite Super Bowl commercials so make sure you come see which were my faves!!