Friday, December 9, 2011

Blessing Ring

I saw a craft on pinterest and tried it out.  It's called a Blessing Ring and holds cards and/or memories from special events.  The blessing ring I did was for our wedding and all of our cards.

I used a ring necklace that I found at Hobby Lobby.  The one I saw on pinterest had ribbons added, which I may still do but now there are no ribbons, just a lot of cards!

I also added one of our wedding programs to the ring.  I think it turned out great and I really like having all of the cards together.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bear Down Chicago Bears

Last weekend hubs and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary one more time.  He had been mentioning for the last few years wanting to go to a Chicago Bears game.  I had never been, so I thought it would be a great idea for us to go together.  I ordered tickets back in August and gave them to him on our anniversary.  We were both excited to go!  We had ahhhh-mazing seats in the north endzone.  I won't lie it was cold- but we got to experience a Bears game all bundled up and had a great time, even though they lost.  It was fun and I am already looking forward to going back sometime and eventually making it a tradition with our future children.

Pictures from the game

After the game, we headed back to our hotel, complements of my company.  We stayed at the Palmer House.  It was very nice!
I wish I would have taken pictures while we were there- it was all decked out for the Holidays with some gorgeous trees!

After getting cleaned up we headed to Ruth's C*hris Steak House.  We had a great dinner with my company.  It was awesome planning on my part to get tickets for the weekend my company had a meeting in Chicago! :)  I didn't plan it at all- I just happened to pick that game and a few months later I was invited to the meeting.  It worked out great.  We got a few days away and we got to enjoy some of the luxuries of Chicago.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Lately, I have discovered the world of pinterest (Need an invite?  Just let me know!)  Follow me here.  I love looking at all of the different ideas that others have as well as design aspects.

Some of my favorites lately have been design/remodel ideas.  Jeff and I are toying with the idea of a major renovation at our house.  We've pretty much decided that we are going to be here for awhile, so we might as well make it like we want it.  Here are some ideas I have found that I would love to go into our renovation.

Bathroom-  We have  a full bath in our master bedroom that desperately needs work done!
something very sleek, yet traditional
-a tiled shower
-no bath tub ( we have another bathroom with a tub)
-calming color
-functional, something that doesn't require lots and lots of time to clean and keep organized

More ideas later

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's time to keep up on this!

I have been blog absent lately--again.  I am going to try and make writing down my daily happenings at least once a week, if not two.  The last few weeks have been pretty slow around here.

Jeff & I had a nice Thanksgiving by ourselves.  He has been working a lot, so we just stayed home.  I made a turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, and dressing.  It was pretty good if I do say so myself.

This weekend-well tomorrow- we are headed to Soldier Field!  I got Jeff tickets for this game for our anniversary back in August.  I was hoping that by this time in the year he would be able to have the whole weekend off and enjoy Chicago.  Unfortunately, he's working so we will be heading up tomorrow morning and staying until Monday.  It worked out well that my work has a conference on Monday in Chicago so we'll stay overnight and then I"ll head to the conference while Jeff gets to chill out.  If you're watching the game we are in the north end zone in row 16.  I'm excited to go because I have never been to an NFL game, but I love me some football!