31 October 2010

Great food, Great friends, and Great football

We just got back from such a wonderful weekend in Boone-it was so weird because we are no longer students there..instead, we are "just visiting".  Tons of emotions went through my body as we walked down King Street (the main drag through Boone)
I can't tell you how many times Seth and I walked down that street.  It's also where I got my wedding dress from! Here is the cute little shop, named "Did Someone Say Party?". 

I absolutely LOVE my wedding dress.  My mom and I went to like 5 different shops, I tried on over 40 dresses and was so glad to call this one my own!

We also went to campus to visit some friends, and so many memories just flooded my mind. I saw the psychology building (where I had most ALL my classes), the cafeteria (where Seth's picture is displayed:

and then we went to the game. 

this is part of Campus known as "Sanford Mall".  On a sunny day, you can count on hundreds of students playing frisbee, eating their lunch, or enjoying the day out here.

We are undefeated for the season!  I am hoping we make it to the national championships-it's in Frisco, Texas! Seth and I are talking about going...if plane tickets are a good price.  We will see.

That Saturday before the game, my mentor, Mason made us breakfast.  She cooked Peach French Toast, sausage, and yogurt parfaits.  OMG, it was certainly the most delicious breakfast I've had in MONTHS.  Mason is such a special friend to me, and I'm so glad we got to get together.  I cherish her friendship dearly.

{pictured from L to R: Me, Molly, Mason, Alli, and Elizabeth}
She has such a beautiful home.  Look at her Fall-inspired tablescape:

Ahhh, I loveddd it. 

It was such a great weekend.  Here are a few more highlights from our time in Boone.

 We didn't want to leave at all! But alas, we did and are now back home enjoying our Sunday.  

Tomorrow Seth is off (yipee!) We don't have any plans right now...perhaps a trip to Charlotte might happen. I am going to get my coupons ready for one of the most exciting things of my week: SUPER DOUBLES AT HARRIS TEETER! This is when they double every coupon that has a value of $1.98 or below! It's an awesome deal, and I'm hoping to come home with some great freebies.

Other than that, we will just take it easy. 
I hope you all had a great weekend and Happy Halloween!


29 October 2010

bloggy blogy under construction.

So..I decided that I want to give my blog a name instead of Mr. and Mrs. Jones.

I thought that name was boring.  So I got to thinking.."what can i name my blog?"  I asked the hubby and he thought about it.  We were lying in bed the other night, and he said "Kait! Let's name it "Mrs. DIY and the tennis guy!" 

LOVE IT! Do you?

I think it fits us perfectly.  I am currently trying to figure out the header..I like it, but don't LOVE it.  So you may see me changing things around a little. (or a lot!) So don't be surprised if everytime you visit, you see something different.

Don't worry, I will find something just perfect someday.  Hopefully like this weekend.

Anyway,  that's all!

We are heading to Appalachian this afternoon! CANNOT WAIT!!! It's going to be so much fun.  I even made myself a new hairband flower to wear to the football game.  Yes, I will post pics!  


28 October 2010

What I'm Loving Wednesday

So..my sweet preggo cousin, Halley and I skype almost daily.  We both spend (probably too much) time looking at blogs.  It's obviously addicting because I will waste spend hours looking at other blogs and I don't even know these people! And that might also explain why I have posted THREE times in three hours. haha! 

Back to the story,  Halley and I are now going to participate in our own little blog party.  Every Wednesday we are going to post 5 things we love about life. (This Wednesday thing is a trend in Bloggy world.) I like that it's on a Wednesday because those days are in the middle of the week when life may be cruddy or when it seems like Friday will NEVER get here.  It will be a nice reminder of how blessed we are and the wonderfulness (that's not a word) that we have in our lives.  So, here goes!

What I'm loving...

{1} I am loving the time when Seth comes home from work.  He walks in the door, I greet him with a smooch, and then we usually lay on our bed talking about our day.  It may not seem like it's that awesome to you, but I love catching up after a day's work.  Huey Cat usually strolls in and hops up on the bed too, so that's always a plus.  That feline is the best.

{2} I am loving having a weekly menu.  I have a cute little template saved onto my computer and once I plan my meals for the week, I print it out and post it on the fridge.  It makes life so much easier because I no longer have to stress about what to cook at 6:00 pm.  It also helps us not to eat out as much.  You should try it!

{3} I am loving that I am ALMOST DONE with Christmas shopping.  YES!!!! It's such a relief.

{4} I am loving all things Fall.  But duh, you already knew that.  Alright, I'm squeezing ONE Fall photo in, don't hate me!


{5} I am loving my sweet sweet husband. He really is the greatest. THE GREATEST.  I love him more with each day. I promise.

There he is, fixing the garbage disposal! He is turning into Mr. Fix It! And Penny thinks she is helping too. (Please don't look at my messy countertops!)

It's now time to get off here and go clean the kitchen!


27 October 2010

Rain, Rain, Rain...

Our garage is flooded.


I'm not sure what I should do about that, so I will just tell you all about it and hope it's all gone tomorrow. That's a good plan, right?

It's been raining here all day.  It started about 3pm and is still going.  I took Penny out in the yard to run around today before the rain came.

OH YEAH! I haven't shared the latest news with Penny Girl.

As you all know, our sweet pup is scared of life.  Really, she is.  She is scared of fans, Huey, loud noises, the air conditioner..you name it, she will find a way to become scared of it.  Sometimes when I take her out to do her business, I have to DRAG her because she is scared to go...really, what DOG is scared to go to the bathroom?  Poor girl. I love her to death though. 

So...this next story is a HUGE milestone for our Penny.  When we moved here, we ALWAYS had to keep a leash on her wherever we went.  She has "escaped" a few times, which means we run down our neighborhood streets looking for her.  Well these past fews days, I have gotten brave and taken her off her leash to see what she would do. 


She sniffed around (all the while, I am sweating bullets in fear that she will run away and I will have to go chasing her down the neighborhood with no brassiere, no makeup, Seth's boxer shorts, and black ballet flats..attractive huh?) and then ran laps AS FAST AS SHE COULD around our yard. It was the cutest thing ever. And then she would run to me, throw her behind into my legs and beg me to scratch it.  So, i scratched her favorite spot and she would take off running again.  Then when I called her, she would charge over to me, with a huge smile on her face.  Tomorrow I will try to take photos/video it.  You guys really have to see it, it's the cutest thing.

This afternoon when Seth got off work, we took an adventure to Charlotte.  There is this tennis shop that Seth has been dying to go to so we went to that. It was pretty cool and we stayed in there for some time.  He bought a racket (imagine that) and talked tennis with the owner for thirty minutes. He buys rackets for a good price and then sells them for profit on eBay. I just looked around at all the tennis rackets and dreamed about our next stop: HOBBY LOBBY! That is my favorite store.  FAVORITE FAVORITE store.  I could spend the night in there just gazing at the wonderful things.  I bought some fabric, a candle, some beautiful flowers for our bedroom.  I am excited to share what the fabric is for, but for now I am keeping it a secret!!  You will find out in the next couple weeks.

Then we went to Sams and bought some energy drinks for when Seth has to wake up at 4am for work and some dog food for Penny.  Pretty uneventful trip there, but it was good.

This weekend we are going to BOONE! I cannot wait to be reunited with the mountains.  It's kind of funny because this is the way it usually goes:

1. You go to college somewhere (let's say, Boone)
2. You spend years there growing tired of it.
3. You can wait to graduate and start a new chapter of your life.
4. You leave.
5. You miss it and can't wait to go back.

I sure do miss Boone and can't wait to eat some great barbeque, watch a great football game, and spend great time with great people.  Great, great, great! (Alright, that was goofy.)

We are leaving Friday and coming back late Saturday night.  It's only a little less than two hours to get there, so it's not long at all really.
I plan on taking some beautiful pics this weekend, so I will for sure post them on here for all to see!  I'm off to clean the kitchen! (I've had the dirty crockpot sitting in the sink since yesterday, ICK!)

P.S. I LOVE CROCKPOTS.  That's a whole other story though..maybe tomorrow...

Toot a loo!  Or to properly put it, a tout a l'heure!

Book Review: Outlife Your Life by Max Lucado.

I promise to have a blog up soon about our going on's, but for now I will post a book review! My friend, Jamie, told me about this way cool website called booksneeze.com and all you have to do is write a review on your blog about a book that you read (there is a list of books on the website that you can choose from, and they'll send it to you) and then once you review the book, you get to keep it! How cool, right?  This makes me happy for many reasons.

1. I love reading.
2. I love getting books. (Seth and I have a lot, a whole lot, of books..but one day in our dream home we want to have a big ol library.  So why not add to the library now?!?!)
3. Free good books are even better!
4. That's why I love that website!

ANYWAY, So I am reviewing the book Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado.

I've read a handful of his books, and some I've enjoyed and some I have not.  This book though, I really enjoyed reading.  It was one of those that really made me think about my life and where I am in my walk with the Lord.  Here is one sentence that I really loved: "May you live in such a way that your death is just the beginning of your life." Whoa, that makes you think.  I enjoyed the stories that he included and how they were relevant to what his whole book was about.  The legacy you leave on this earth is up to you, and Lucado gives excellent biblical wisdom on how the bible tells us to do that. We all know that it's easy to get comfortable in your everyday life, but this book really challenges you to think about the small things that can make a difference. Perhaps my favorite sentence in the whole book was this:

"God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called."

We are not too plain or under qualified or too dumb...God uses us just how we are.

Powerful words right there.

26 October 2010

Upside Down Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

Our windows are open, the air conditioner is off and it feels AMAZING in our house! I love it when the weather is this nice..I wish it would stay like this forever.

In continued celebration of Fall and the many wonderful things it brings, here is a yummy yummy recipe.  I printed it off several weeks ago and can't remember where I got it. So, if you want credit for this recipe please don't hesitate to email me and I will gladly give you credit! (mrskaitjones@gmail.com)


Upside down cinnamon apple coffee cake
(sheesh, that's a long name!)

1 can apple pie filling
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tube Pillsbury grand cinnabon cinnamon rolls with regular or cream cheese frosting
2 tbs butter, melted
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

Mix together apple pie filling and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.  Spread a thin layer of the filling on the bottom of a well greased 9 inch pie pan.  Set the remaining filling aside. Now, separate the cinnamon roll dough into the rolls and cut each roll into quarters.  Place the quartered rolls into large bowl and add the remaining apple pie filling.  In a separate bowl, combine meted butter and brown sugar.  mix well and add to the cinnamon roll/apple filling mixture.  Toss gently to combine.  Spoon the cinnamon roll mixture over the layers of apples in the pie pan. 
Bake at 350 degrees for about 28-32 minutes or until a deep golden brown.  Cool for about 5 minutes and invert onto a serving platter.  Microwave the frosting from cinnamon rolls for about 15 seconds and drizzle over coffee cake.


Makes me want some RIGHT NOW.  I have dinner in the oven though! (It's Angel Chicken! If you want the recipe for it, go to my tab labeled "Recipes" at the top of the page.  It's one of our favorites)

22 October 2010

What if...?

Helllooo everyone!  I completely forgot to share my CVS trip for the week...

I got an Oral B rechargable toothbrush worth $38.99 for $3.25, and the Neutrogena Split End Mender worth $7.50, Schick Hydro razor refills worth $9.99, and 2 Nivea For Men body washes worth $10 all for .75 cents.  Yipee!  So, my total before coupons and sales was around $66 and I got it all for $4.00.  By the way, that toothbrush works REALLY well.  It came with an extra brusher part and so Seth and I both use it.  It also has a timer on it.  Pretty Cool!

Some Christmas presents came in the mail today!  I am really really trying to get it all done ASAP because then I won't have to worry about it at all.  I like to be on top of things.

So, recently Seth and I have been talking about the adjustments we've had to make with life after college and such. Here is something we both agree on:

We miss the college life.  Now, don't get us wrong: We LOVE being married, but the carefreeness (is that a word?) of college is missed.  We miss staying up until 3am with friends, realizing that the only thing you have to worry about are tests, and the football games every weekend.  We sometimes talk about what life would look like for us if we hadn't met.  It's pretty weird to think about.

Seth would more than likely either gone back home for a little bit and worked or gone straight to law school.  

I would be in Texas in graduate school at either Texas A&M or UT. Wild!  

But, we are married and living in a great home on the lake.  :)  I think I like this choice better.  

Oh yes, some exciting news is right around the corner! My sweet cousin, Halley (she was in my wedding)  is about to have her little baby boy!  She had a "trial run" yesterday when she thought her water broke, but instead it was a leak from her placenta (sorry if that's TMI) but everything is fine, baby Kie is doing great, and she is just waiting until her contractions get closer together until she heads back to the hospital.  He isn't technically due until mid-November, but he's already 6lbs 5oz and there is a full moon tomorrow night!  I think he will come tomorrow.  I am so excited and can't wait to see his sweet little face.  She is going to be such a great mommy. Look how PRECIOUS she is as a pregnant woman. Oh yes, and her sweet hubby is presh too. ;)

Tomorrow I am helping my boss (Jill) with her garage sell.  If you know me, you know i LOVE garage sells.  That is one thing I don't mind waking up for on a Saturday morning.  Seth is still feeling sickly, he missed work again today.  He has to work tomorrow morning at 5am though, and I hope he'll feel okay.  After work, we are going to the movie (if he feels up to it) to see the movie about facebook.  I think it's called Social Network. 
I found this on someone else's blog and thought I'd fill it out.  You're supposed to "tag" other bloggers, but I am not going to. If you have a blog and want to do it, feel free.  

 1. Favorite Flower: PEONIES all day long.  But they are apparently really hard to find, so I also love hydrangeas and gardenias (they smell divine)...

2.Favorite Color Combination: Right now I am in love with the color mustard yellow..and some turquoise would be great with that too.

3.Favorite Celebrity Couple: The Situation and Karina Smirnoff (NOT!) If you watch Dancing with the Stars, you'd understand.  I always admire Faith Hill and Tim Mcgraw for keeping their marriage strong and out of the press as much as possible.

4. Your theme song: Hmm..you know, I have no idea.  I will have to think about this one.
5. Favorite "I had a bad day" food:

The blueberry cake donuts from Krispy Kreme.  I could eat 27000 of those suckers.  Also, chocolate croissants from France. ha!  AND  cookie dough.  AND Lindt Truffles..goodness, i sound like a fatty.  But i do have a serious sweet tooth.

6.Lipstick or lipgloss...if you've forgotton how I feel about lipstick, go here.  I love lipgloss and lipstick actually.  My current fave:

Mac Lipglass.  I got this for my wedding, and still haven't run out of it.  It's really great.

7.Favorite Magazine..I have a little secret.  I subscribe to a handful of magazines.  BUT, I get them for REALLY inexpensive.  You see, there is this website that I love..called Frugal Coupon Living (check it out sometime) and they sometimes post deals on the web about magazine sales.  I get Southern Living magazine for 2 years for $10.  I get Weight Watchers magazine at $3.75 for one year. I  get All You (It's a magazine full of coupons) for $10 a year. I get Better Homes and Gardens at $3.75 for one year. CRAZY, I know!  But, my favorite magazine is Southern Living. It makes me feel like a young southern woman full of class when I see it come in the mail. hehe

8.Favorite thing about Fall..cooking with PUMPKIN! Or decorating for fall.  Or making homemade potpourri.  Or turning off the air condition and opening the windows.  I love EVERYTHING about Fall.  

I'm off to watch the Rangers/ Yankees game!  

20 October 2010

Patience, Kindness, and Love.

We have a sickly husband in the Jones household.  Poor Seth woke up this morning feeling horrible and he talked like he had ten frogs and lizards in his throat. (The lizard part doesn't make much sense, but oh well).  He stayed home and got some much needed rest.  With him working so hard lately I am glad for a day off...even if he was feeling under the weather.  That photo is of him watching the Yankees/Rangers game today..he pulled the chair right in front of the TV. haha, how cute.

Tomorrow morning I am watching Jill's cute kiddos. I absolutely love them to death.  I really do consider them my own, even though they both have blonde hair..it's okay.  :)

I will be glad for next year when wedding season starts up.  Our first wedding is the end of February, and then we are super busy after that. I am so excited to really get into it. I will be gone for several weekends, but with most of the weddings being in the Charlotte area, it won't be that bad.  I can't wait though.  It's going to be fabulous!

We find out Seth's LSAT score in 12 days! Ahh.. i am really hoping and praying that it will be a desirable one.  I never really realized how much weight one test has.  I mean, I took the GRE and thought it was a big deal (which it is) but the LSAT is scarier to me for some reason.  I guess because graduate school and law school are completely different. I hear Law School is absolute HELL the first year...but i am confident my Seth can do well. He is such a driven man.  His ambitions and dreams for his life are grand, and i am so excited that I am in the middle of them! I mean, after all, I will be having his children one days..hehe

So, lately I have been feeling very convicted by the Lord.  I feel that I've been so caught up in my own little world that I have failed to thank him enough and remember that HE is the reason I am where I am.  I also fail to realize that every choice I make reflects Him. Even if it's in my own home where no one can see or hear...or even if Seth is the only one that sees me act a certain way.  It still reflects the Lord.  Sometimes I am mean or rude to Seth and i don't even think about the fact that my actions don't portray the grace and love of Christ. Let me share a verse that has been on my mind:

"If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, i have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If i have the gift of prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if i have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, i am nothing.  And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing." -1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Man, that can make you think.  Now, it's easy to assume that we have love for our spouse, a close friend, or your family in our hearts,  But SHOWING that love is just as important.  Think about the sounds of a noisy gong or clanging cymbal...not pleasant, right?  To think that I am sometimes just like that when I don't show or have love for someone else, It sickens me, really.  I think the point of this, to me, is that I need to be more aware of my actions, thoughts, feelings, etc.  Even thinking badly about someone is not showing love. And believe me, i do that way too often.

This brings me to another verse:  "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love."  -Ephesians 4:2.  This verse goes hand in hand with the previous one.

One of our wedding gifts was a book called "The Love Dare". I'm sure many of you have heard of it, or maybe not, but we haven't read it yet.  I started reading it this afternoon and really enjoyed the first couple of pages. I found a lot of truth in it.

This is taken from the first page:

"Love works.  It is life's most powerful motivator and has far greater depth and meaning than most people realize.  It always does what is best for others and can empower us to face the greatest of problems. We are born with a lifelong thirst for love.  Our hearts desperately need it like our lungs need oxygen.

Love is built on two pillars that best define what it is.  Those pillars are patience and kindness.  All other characteristics of love are extensions of these two attributes. Love will inspire you to be a patient person.  When you choose to be patient, you respond in a positive way to a negative situation.  You are slow to anger. You choose to have a long fuse instead of a quick temper.  Rather than being restless and demanding, love helps you settle down and begin extending mercy to those around you.  Patience brings and internal calm during an external storm.

No one likes being around an impatient person.  It cause you to overreact in angry, foolish, and regrettable ways.  The irony of anger toward a wrongful action is that it spawns new wrongs of its own Anger almost never makes things better. In fact, it usually generates additional problems.  But PATIENCE stops problems in their tracks."

Man, those couple of paragraphs really stuck with me.  I am realizing that i am not that patient with Seth sometimes.  I need to be so much more.  Sometimes i get in the selfish "I WANT THIS NOW" mentality and man, it's not pretty!

that is what i'm working on this week.  Showing Seth how much I love him by being patient.  It's so refreshing to hear the word of God.  And boy, and I glad for the Lord's guidance.  He is slowly molding me into who He wants me to be.  Even though I mess up a lot, I am so grateful that He forgives me and shows me grace. I really want to show patience and kindness this week, not only to Seth, but to everyone.  To the person who pulls out in front of me, to the person in the grocery store who gets the last can of pumpkin, to the person who is rude to me in the check out line...I want to show them that I know a God who is overflowing with patience and kindness.

I am so excited to continue reading this book! I'm also on the lookout for Dave Ramsey's book about how to spend money wisely..my sweet mommy-to-be cousin, Halley recommended I read it. Hopfully the public library has it!

I'm off to bed! Tomorrow I will post my CVS trip and a few pics of my sweet pup!

19 October 2010


DISCLAIMER:  To go along with these heavenly muffins, I have a story.  I was searching the wonderful recipe books and came across many pumpkin muffins that I thought sounded really yummy. For some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to find a healthy recipe so when I eat them all, I won't feel bad about it.  So I cooked the first batch of muffins that were healthy (only like 150 calories and 3 WW points) and tasted them...eh, I give em a 4 out of 10. They are decent, but I wasn't completely satisfied..so I found this recipe.  So, if you are looking for healthy muffins, do NOT make this recipe.  I am not sure how unhealthy they are, but they are definately more than 150 calories. :)

Some things you just gotta splurge on, and these muffins are one of those things! BELIEVE ME.

Moving on...

OH MY GOODNESS...these muffins are the best things I've ever eaten..well maybe not really, but it darn well comes close.

In celebration of fall, I wanted to make something out of the pumpkin I've had sitting in my pantry.  For some reason when I see it at the store, I have this horrible feeling that someone is going to buy it ALL and not leave any for me. Last year in Boone there was a Pumpkin stealer and everytime I would go, the shelf would be empty (How dare them!!)  Or, It could have been because of the nation-wide pumpkin shortage..

ANYWAY... buy three or so cans each time I go.  Sad, isn't it?

Take a look at these beauties:

I just googled the recipe and it is taken from here.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Muffins
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg*
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/3 cup water
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Filling:
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Streusel Topping:
1 1/4 cup oats
1 tablespoon flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into chunks
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two muffin tins with paper liners or spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, water, pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth and combined.
4. Slowly stir in the flour mixture. Mix until ingredients are combined.
5. For the brown sugar cinnamon filling: in a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together. Set aside.
6. For the streusel topping: in a small bowl mix together the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix in the butter with your hands until the mixture is crumbly.
7. Fill muffin cups half way full with the pumpkin batter. Sprinkle the brown sugar cinnamon filling over each half filled muffin cup. Fill the muffins cups with the remaining batter. Top each muffin with streusel topping.
8. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove pans from oven and cool on a wire rack. Remove muffins from tins and enjoy.

*My personal opinion, I think they had a teeny too much nutmeg in them so next time I make these, I will add a little less.  I also put a little more pumpkin than what it called for, because I love pumpkin..hehe


17 October 2010

Quick trip to the in-laws

Hello everyone!

Yesterday after Seth got off work, we packed up (with Penny AND Huey) and headed to Clayton for a short trip.  It was Marc's birthday so we wanted to celebrate and plus it's always nice to see family.  We left our house around 3:30 on Saturday afternoon and just returned tonight. It was short, but we enjoyed it so much.  We both slept in this morning and then just spent the day enjoying the BEAUTIFUL weather and spending time with our family.  We enjoyed company, birthday cake, and lots of furry animals.  Huey didn't like his time as much as Penny did.  (To be honest, he stayed under the bed almost the whole time...haha)

It was so relaxing and just plain lovely to spend time with our family.  I wish it wasn't so stinkin' far (a little over 3 hours) of a drive, otherwise we'd be over there a lot more.  You can't beat quality time with loved ones.  Don't you agree?

This afternoon we rallied up the girls (aka the doggies) and went outside for a family photoshoot.  Take a look:

Don't we all have the sweetest, cutest pups in the world? 

Also, some REALLY great news: Everyone is coming to our house for thanksgiving! I am SO excited and cannot wait for a great couple days full of FOOD, laughter, and family.

This week Seth works over 50 hours! :(  I am thankful for the money for Christmas is right around the corner, but they sure are working him like a borrowed mule.

Alright, well it's time for me to go get my coupons together for my weekly CVS (and now Rite Aid) trips! I will post my goodies tomorrow!


16 October 2010

 I would want this as a wedding bouquet if I were having a fall wedding.  And if i LOVED apples...maybe. It would only weigh 800 pounds.
 Hello..I could sit here all day long. 
 Is this not adorable? 
Oh my gosh...SCRUMPTIOUS.  Look how creative! It's making me hungry...

photos taken from here.

Heading to the in-laws tomorrow! Yipee! We are bringing Penny and Huey.  It should be an adventure to say the least.  

Happy Weekend!

14 October 2010

Dinner's ready!

Check out these flower headbands I made! I think they are cute, if I do say so myself.
I got the fabric from JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby and the headbands from Koh'ls 50% off.

I am very excited to wear them.  I have been looking for some to buy on etsy.com (btw, I LOVE that website) and noticed those suckers are expensive! The typically run 10-20 dollars a headband and I made my own for around 75 cents a piece. :)

 Tomorrow is FRIDAY! Good news for me because I get to sleep in on Saturday, but poor Seth has to work on Friday at 5am.  He works so hard every single day and only gets Sunday off most weeks.  I'm so thankful that he supports us and is such a diligent worker. And look what else he does for me!!!

He folds the laundry-awww..he's a keeper!

Last night it stormed real hard.  If you remember, Penny is so so scared of storms.  When I woke up this morning, she was not on her doggie bed like she usually is.  Instead, she was here:

She crawled behind the couch and slept there, thinking she could get away from the storm.  Poor doggie.  

Well, there's not much going on in the Jones' household right now.  We got a little Christmas shopping out of the way today-yes, I'm trying to get it DONE before December.  I like the idea of being on top of things.  
Before I go, I'll leave you with a picture of what we had for dinner...enjoy!


I saw that poor dead squirrel outside beside our porch.  Poor guy..i wonder how he died.  Seth wouldn't pick him up so of course I couldn't leave him there...the Texas (and maybe a tiny bit of redneck) came out in me and I picked him up.  After a picture, I threw him into some bushes across the street. ha..hope he doesn't smell!

Hope everyone has a happy Friday!  

12 October 2010


If these photos don't make you happy, I think you should go sit in the corner.

images from here and here.