Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Golden Aspen Rally

We went to Ruidoso this past weekend to see Gary Allan in concert...

...and attend some biker festivities (lol). This may or may not be me on the back of the trike...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Picture Perfect

If this isn't love, I don't know what is! For your enjoyment- a teaser of our recent maternity photo shoot.

(I'm kidding and WTF???)

No, but really--I've had someone offer to take pictures of me free of charge because she is building her portfolio. I emailed her back and said, "sure, I'll be your guinea pig!" There won't be any bare belly stuff or me rolling around nude in a sheet. No thanks. Hopefully they turn out good--we shall see!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Going Greige

I ordered this polish today and am super excited to get it in. It's between gray and beige. I think it looks more green? Either way, I can't wait to get it in and try it out on my toes! I spotted it on AOL's homepage last week and according to them, this "greige" is going to be a hot color this fall.

Friday, September 17, 2010


Not a whole lot of progress made, but I did get the curtains hung. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the curtains match the bumper perfectly. I'm pretty happy with how it's coming along.

I never thought I would be so excited about finials, but I am and I think these go great in the room.

This bathroom is in the nursery. It's pretty much done. I'm kind of regretting not painting it. At the time, I felt like I needed to hurry and make a decision because painting needed to be done before we could tile and I just couldn't do it. I had no idea what I wanted to do, so I just opted to not paint. I've got towels at the monogram shop to hang on the towel bar and this is on order from Etsy (except it will say Logan) and will hang on the far wall:
Anyway, here is what it looked like before if you are interested:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jazzin' Up The Camera

Have I mentioned how much I love Etsy??? I received this camera strap as a birthday gift and I think it's so cute! Here is a link to the seller.

I think these are pretty cute, too:

Sunday, September 12, 2010


It was close to 10:00 when we woke up (which was wonderful considering I was wide awake at 5 am yesterday morning- on a SATURDAY!!!). Anyway, Jevon cooked breakfast out on the patio this morning. Yum!!! He and David cooked on it last weekend--Hibachi style. I would have loved to have gotten a picture of that!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Banana Crumb Muffins

I had plans to run home and watch Part 2 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion (I'll text you soon Paige so we can discuss!!). And then I saw these:

So I made these:

Banana Crumb Muffins


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

They are soooo good! I'm on my second one as I type this.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


We got to see our little guy yesterday. The ultrasound took about an hour and the little stinker had his foot and hand in front of his face the entire time. I was hoping to get a really good picture of his face, but he just wasn't feeling it I guess. He's weighing in at 3 pounds 8 ounces and is right on track.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Gifts For The Hostesses With The Mostesses

I struggled with finding hostess gifts for my baby shower. When I buy a gift, I always try to find something that I would love to get. Sometimes this is really easy and sometimes it's kind of hard. I finally decided on these cute pouches from 31 Gifts. I'm pleased with how they came out (for the most part) and think they are so cute! I plan on filling them with notecards I picked up from Paper Source, someBath & Body Works lotion and of course a thank you card.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Adios, Craft Room!

This is my second favorite room in the house and I am sad to say it has been dismantled and moved down the street. With Simply Sassy being as busy as we have been, it just made sense to move our stuff into a larger space and out of the house. Also, now that our guest bedroom is a nursery, we needed another room for overnight guests. So, here is the room now (we've stripped the bed and still need to paint it black, but you get the idea):

Monday, September 6, 2010

Nursery Closet

Poor baby doesn't have any clothes!

Juuuuust kidding!

Everything is washed and all nice and organized thanks to these handy little dividers that I found on Etsy:

Speaking of Etsy, how cute are these burp cloths? I thought they were rather appropriate.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Scout & Dash

Since it's been awhile, here are Scout & Dash. Love these guys!

Saturday, September 4, 2010


I haven't been taking weekly pictures, but occasionally I will if I think about it. Anyway, here I am at 30 weeks 2 days. Excuse the mess--I was in the laundry room. This was right before Mom and I left for Lubbock where we shopped, had lunch and got a massage. Such a fun day!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Nursery Update

Need to hang:

* This above his bed
* Curtains
* 3 black floating shelves above the changing table

Still need:

* Pillow for glider, changing table cover, and cushion for toy box (in the orange-ish reddish colored fabric)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cake Love

I love cake. I've been craving cake for like a month now. I tried making banana cupcakes the other night and they came out looking like bran muffins or chocolate cupcakes. I burned them and they were awful!

Anyway, I'm talking about a different kind of cake. This is the Petunia Pickle Bottom kind and I am in love. Here is my Licorice Pudding Cake diaper bag (thanks, Mom!).