Wednesday, December 19, 2012

work party

Last night we had our annual Christmas party for work. We went to Centro in downtown Des Moines. I had thee best scallops I've ever had. YUM! I'm still full. 

I couldn't wait to wear my new outfit. Found the skirt and top at YOUNKERS.

All the girls together!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

home run!

Pure Ice nail polish "Home Run!"

christmas came early

Sunday morning I woke up to get myself some coffee and realized I had left my creamer at work... While I CAN drink my coffee black, I do not choose to. Good thing our kitchen is always stocked with booze!

I had to wake up early because we had Christmas at my grandmother's. Everyone laughed that I wore heels just to drive down to Lacona, because as soon as I walked in the door I put my slippers on. They were not surprised.

Can you tell I'm at grandma's - wood paneling

end of christmas shopping

I finally finished with my Christmas shopping, Saturday morning. I got up to beat the crowds and finished shopping in a few hours. (I'm good) 
The best part is I got to wear my new boots

Thursday, December 13, 2012

merry fatmas

I think it's safe to say that everyone,  everywhere stuffs their faces for the holidays. I have took it to extremes this year, oops! I cannot stress how happy I will be when Christmas is over. I'm so ready to be back on my diet! Good luck, everyone.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

christmas toes

These aren't really as festive as I wanted them to be. It's just my toes weren't painted and I HAD to do them. They are red and green. sorry about the coloring of this photo.

instagram - missjackib

sunday shopping haul

Last Sunday I went shopping with my mother and grandmother, my two favorite women. They always shop early, which means waking up early on Sunday.
These are the goodies I got! 


I'm a little behind on posts. Let us begin at Thanksgiving! The whole family, including first cousins, gather and my grandmother's. We always eat a big feast and run around and play with kids. 

As soon as boyfriend and I got home from Thanksgiving I put up the tree!
Mr. Darius Rucker stands guard. (get it owl, hootie and the blowfish, darius rucker) 

Monday, November 26, 2012

disney on ice

on Wednesday 11-21-12 I got to go to Disney on ice! I hadn't been since I was a kid, so I was very excited. I went with my mother, 2 sister in laws, niece  & nephew. 
I was also very happy I got to whip out the FUR!

I took a million pictures from DOI, here are a few.
Mickey, Minnie, Goofy

Syd wore her princess outift.


Genie of the Lamp

 Mulan and the gragon

 All the princesses and the princes

 I spy Woody & Buzz



this was so pretty

me & my buddy

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

boyfriend stuff

I seem to have caught a bit of a cold. Not good since I am going to Disney on Ice tonight with my niece and nephew. Plus, Thanksgiving is tomorrow.
 I wasn't feeling the best last night so my boyfriend bought me THIS!

He wins!

Monday, November 19, 2012

craft outing outfit

Sunday, Barb and I went to a craft show at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. So many neat things, wish I was more creative. We bought some REAL goodies. (pictures to come) 

christmas decor pt. 1

This weekend I got out all the Christmas things we had. I still have some at my parents house I need to pick up. 
My new Goodwill friend went on my little Good will "shelf"

I never realized exactly how many Christmas penguins I had. 


We have a wall in our apartment that has been taunting me to put something on it. So, Friday night before date night my girlfriend Kasey and I made a quick stop to Hobby Lobby, in our heels! I picked up a mirror and wall decoration for 50% off!
The "shelf" is actually from Goodwill, along with the vase. They match perfectly. I think I may spray paint the vase. Any suggestions? 

I had plans to turn the suitcase I found at Goodwill into a table. However, I couldn't bring myself to ruin it.
Shell I bought at Goodwill :)

sushi date

Friday, I had a hot date. My two best girls and I went out to dinner for sushi and drinks!

My co-worker bought all us girls in the office a treat when she came back from a show. She got my a "headband" with a sequin bow on it. She thought of Hello Kitty when buying it for me. She knows me so well.

homemade pizza

I am about a week behind on blogging. Sorry, let's start with last Tuesday 11-13. I made homemade pizza. My parents gave me a pound of pork sausage, it was the obvious thing to do with it. I did not make my own crust, even though I would like to try it sometime. We ate the whole thing!

Monday, November 12, 2012

cold head

it is freezing in iowa today. not taking this off all day!

also, yes, those are pine trees on my shirt. I WANT

leopard cowgirl

saturday was quite the hoedown. I got to listen to some friends play some country music. 

I had such a blast with my gal pal Bradi. She lives too far away :(

I wore my leopard cardigan and cowgirl boots. Yes, I'm gone fashion mad.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

christmas is coming early

Call me crazy, but I have already started decorating for Christmas! I cannot wait for the holidays and I can't wait any longer.

healthy veggies

I've been TRYING to start to live more healthy. I just want to know, how do people live like this... I love vegetables and fruit, but eating them for every meal is getting exhausting. I eat a whole bowl of veggies and feel stuffed, 15 minutes later I'm starving. Now who wants a cheeseburger! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

birthday gift

My birthday was October 22 and my mother just gave me my birthday gift :)

She gave me my Norwex, which I knew about and excited about. Also, HELLO KITTY car decal, air freshner, and coffee mug. Let's get real, I'm a 25 year old who can't ever have enough Hello Kitty

chicky chicky tom tom

While I was at my parents Sunday running around with the kids. I left the boyfriend at home to watch the chicken I put in the oven. 

it was baked for about 5 hours on 275 degrees 

He was shredded, put on a hamburger bun, topped with bbq sauce and cole slaw. YUM!