Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Time is Here

Happiness and Cheer!!

I am not ready for Christmas to arrive yet! I want to soak up every ounce of it forever and ever!!!

Enjoy Your Christmas everyone!! i cant wait to spend my own with my closest family and friends :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Did the math

So after i gave Aunt Carol her afghan... and we were curious how much time i spent working on it..... here's the results....

It took me a little less then 2 months(i slacked a bit)
I probably spent around 35 hours on it
I used 8 skeins
Its 135 stitches across
Approximately 320 rows
And about 43,200 individual knits

That's insane!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Blanket 2

The Border.... "Popcorn" Style

My Aunt Designed it.... She has the two thick stripes, so when she folds it over the couch, you would get a result like so.... the reverse side is the same, however it has two thin cream stripes, with the thicker Gray stripe in the middle

The Final Result! I am so thrilled with how it turned out! Its slightly bigger then the first one i made... they are both the perfect size to keep cozy with on the couch.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Task one Complete

Im a knitting nut this holiday season..... Just finished my blanket for my Aunt... i was slacking for awhile there.... but its done! :) I have a couple other projects im working on.... Needless to say, ill be busy through Christmas!! Carpal Tunnel here i come!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Spread the Word

Fearlessly Beautiful is "a movement of people who believe in embracing your own beauty and being fearless with everything you do. We're here for support and to raise awareness for people with anxiety, eating disorders, suicide, and self mutilation. You are worth something. Stay Fearlessly Beautiful"

An old friend of mine and her friends have created this page on Facebook... And everyone needs to look into it and read it... They have such a beautiful message to spread and the only way to help is to let everyone know... Just looking at some videos and status' they have, helps me out in little ways!

Look up "Fearlessly Beautiful" on Facebook and like the page, and tell your friends/family! '

Thank you!! :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mini Vacation

So excited to go on my getaway next week.... I have Monday- Friday off... and im going to Kristines for tuesday-friday! :) Cant wait! Her and i havent had time like this together in three years! We have the best girls week planned! Its been much over due.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Not too much Longer! :)

Im now well into my 6th skein of this blanket.... only two more after this one and im done! :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Me an a few girls from work are planning a night out in Ann Arbor! Were going to go to the comedy club out there. I have never been to one before but i am getting all jazzed up about it! Its always fun doing new things!!! :) Cant wait!

Sunday, October 9, 2011


I hate when i have nothing to do! Work was so slow today... and i got out so early since i closed Starbucks. I work a four hour shift tomorrow... and not sure what to do with my day!! I might just go insane! i cant wait for the holiday season so i can get more then 25 hours a week! :( SO frustrating when you have nothing to do! I need to start doing something!
Frustrating Boredom!

Monday, October 3, 2011


Some Jousting

A Troll Singing on the Bridge

Me and Sammy

Glass Blowing

The Festival Queen

It was such a good weekend! I havent had one that fun in awhile. The Festival was such a blast! But of course i was ready to leave by the end of the day. My feet were killing me, and i had a bit of a wind burn. I cant wait to go again! :)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Movies to see

Just went and saw 50/50 with Jenny tonight! Finally had a girls night with her....first time in awhile! always so much Fun! :)
Tomorrow im going to the Renaissance festival with a bunch of my school friends! So excited! i haven't been in so long! Pictures to follow

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A nak for this thing

I have officially started my second blanket last week... and its progressing pretty nicely! This is for my Auntie Carol, i told her, buy the yarn and i will knit it for you! Its going to be all striped, two thick stripes and a few thin.... Its really cute so far! I am very excited to see the finished result! :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sweet Serenity

Its such a calm and peaceful day! :) Fall is definitely in the air around here! Mom has the spiced cider candles lit! I'm thinking that it might be time for a trip to the orchard soon! And for a fall bonfire, Erik's been bugging me lately to have a fall fire, with cider and donuts... mm mm. One of my favorite parts of fall is the cider and donuts! I had my first cup of cider the other day at work, it was worth it!
If you have not yet seen the new film The Conspirator... you need to! I just watched it with mom and it was really good! Its a true story based on the trial and conspiracy's after President Lincolns assassination. Those kind of movies are always my favorite... and I'm glad mom shares the same passion for them as me! Its always fun learning new thing from this country's past.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

So Sick

I cant remember the last time i was this sick.... Not feeling good at all!!
It all started on saturday... and has just gotten worse! Its just the worst cold imaginable! Every day there is something else wrong with me!
Yesterday i had to call of work... i was running a slight fever on and off all day, and was coughing myself a headache, and nearly throwing up. And today i had to call off again, because my throat is killing me and a really deep red, and i have the same cough. Im scared im going to lose my voice as well, it keeps getting lower and lower. Ugh, i need to feel better by friday! i cannot afford to lose anymore work!
And i know that rest is supposed to help... but i cant sleep! When i do go to sleep, i dont fall asleep until late, im up every hour, and i wake up early!
Please go away by friday... please go away!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


I feel crummy today... i was up every hour during the night... and today i woke up with a slight cough and scratchy throat.... and it keeps getting worse! rest, and tea have not worked yet! blaaahhhh
i hope the vitamins will help kick back the worse

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lets Fall In Love!!!

In case you didn't know this about me... i am basically in love with Frank Sinatra... although i love him year round.... Fall and Winter are my favorite time to listen to him. Today i had basically the morning and afternoon to myself... so i spent that time with the cool breeze blowing through the house, and Listening to my man! :)
Thank you Fall for finally making a presence!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"The Days go By"

I have been so busy with work lately that i forget about my blog! Works going really good though. i love my job a target. I love the people who i work with most of all! Everyone is so nice there! I mostly work the Starbucks, which i love!!! I have always had a secret passion for being a Barista, and its wonderful! As if i dont love tea and coffee already, i get to have it all the time now... although it doesnt come cheap, and let me tell you, if you go to starbucks, dont ask for a calorie count... because even if you get the "skinny" version... its not... sorry hun, but its not! Its fun though, i even have regulars that come in and i get to chat with them too! In case you didnt know, im a chatter, whether i know ya or not!
I had a sweet old man in my work the other day and he got a straight up black coffee... and we just chatted for 20 minutes while he was waiting for his daughter to finish up her shopping. He was so sweet! :) it always makes my day when i get to chat with people like him!
Ive been a training queen there lately though... because i was hired in on cashier and starbucks, and now im trained at guest service, and im training on the sales floor this week. So if your ever in Target theres a good chance you'll see me! :)
Well there really isnt anything else going on in my simple life... but if there is ill let you know :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Patiently waiting for Fall...

Not! i cannot wait any longer for fall!!!!! its my favorite season of the year, (besides christmas of course)... I love the food, the smells, the color, the temp.
Ooh i cant wait any longer!!! One month 21 days until the first day of fall, but whos counting? My really good friend sam and i have made our first official plans... were going to the Rennaisance festival this year! We went together for school about 6 years ago.. and have both been dying to go again! So this is the year!! Its so fun! :) i cant wait


Work work work work work work work.... thats all i do!

Friday, July 1, 2011


Its been a long stressful, upsetting week!!! I cant wait to go on vacation, and forget about everything! It cant get any worse right????
Manistee in only one week and 5 days!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Special Day

Happy Birthday To my Best Friend, Mom!!! I love you so much!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Busy Little Bee

I have been soo busy latley! i just got home from work not too long ago. It was my first time opening the starbucks by myself, and it went very well! I open again tomorrow, and then i close saturday and sunday.... My life is consumed by work right now, and gives me time for no life.
Its raining right now, so i dont feel so guilty about being lazy for the rest of the day! :)
Just a quick post is all i was shooting for today, :)
Hope everyones having a wonderful June!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sweet Summertime

Today i had the best day.
Nothing major happened, but it was so relaxing. Ive been training at target for the past week, and its all pretty easy. I work the starbucks there mainly, and once or twice a week im on register. Today i learned how to make so many new drinks, it was so fun!
Although im enjoying work very much! i do like the fact that i have the next four days in a row off!
It should be a good weekend! Tomorrow we are doing work in the garden... Im so pumped, we have corn, pumpkins, beets, cucumbers, tomatos, green beans, and onions so far! Its going to be so spectacular! :) i am super pumped! haha.
Ill take pictures of the process soon, and keep posting on the growth of the plants!
Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Jenna and Dave

And The Fairy Tale Begins...

Congratulations again Mr. and Mrs. Lassila

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Royal Brunch

Did you all watch the wedding? It was so beautiful!! We had Ladies over from my dads side, and we had the best brunch. Everyone arrived around 11am(we recorded the wedding), And we ate an amazing brunch. Mom made her amazing Asparagus Quiche, Aunt Carol made probably the best crepes i have ever eaten, and Grandma made a Brocolli Salad... And i made a white cake with my Grandma P's fluffy white frosting.. we had to have a wedding cake of course! We watched all of the wedding, about 4 hours long! It was such an experience to watch History in the Making. And we were all entertained by adorable Mr Jacob! It was the best day...

The most important wedding however, is only one week away.... Such a bittersweet feeling. Im so excited for two of my amazing friends/family to be gettng married, But so sad to see them move... Im going to miss Jenna so much! Shes one of my most Kindered friends! We have such a fun wedding weekend planned however! I cannot wait! :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I cant believe that two weeks from today.... Jenna and Dave will be getting married! Its so crazy how fast time flies by. Feels like just the other day jenna was calling me up and telling me they must got engaged! Now all the planning is done! I am so happy that this day is fast approaching.... but at the same time, so much is changing! Every year summer is way different, so it will be interesting to see what this summer will be like. Jenny and I are planning on being a couple of active bugs!! She just got a bike, and i would like to ride with her too, and roller blading as well! It will be one fun lonely summer! But Jenna and Dave will only be 3 hours away, so hopefully we will get to see them often. Although with the gas prices this summer!!!....ugh!
Hope everyone has a blessed Easter!!!
Much Love

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mini Vacation

Well i finished school last week! And Saturday was my first day of my summer vacation! Sunday was such a beutiful day! and such a tease for summer! It was so hot outside it reached up to 79 in pinckney! It was awesome to pull out a pair of shorts to wear! But all good things came to an end, and i had to work tht afternoon. But i finally had a few days off. Today is my last day off before i have to go back to work again, but its probably a good thing! Ive been a bit lazy! Going to the gym in a bit, and then probably going to clean my room! Ugh! And it really needs to be done! Well thats all for now! Hope everyone has a wonderful rest of your day!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Perfect Spring Day

Today i had the best day ever! :) I got an early start, and went out for the day with my Auntie Carol, and Uncle Paul. My Uncle Paul always goes to lunch with a friend of his in canton every week. So I tagged along this time, and we dropped him off at the usual, and we went and did our girl stuff! We went to Hobby Lobby. And holy cow! that was the first time i had ever been in there, and it was amazing! So much stuff!!! I wish we had one closer to us! I was in heaven when i walked down the Poster aisle and the Knitting aisle! After Aunt Carol got her water color paints, we went to Chilis for lunch. Now listen to this awesome deal, I got a half sandwich, a bowl of amazing baked potato soup, and a side of fries for 6 bucks!!!! Can you beleive it??? Only six bucks. It was so amazing. Then when we were finished we picked up uncle paul and went back to Pinckney, and I spent the afternoon visiting with my sweet aunt. It was so nice to spend the day with her. I love that Lady so much! and i always thouroughly enjoy her company! :) And now im spending the evening with some friends, and were watching the season finale of our favorite show! :)
Thats all here! Have a Blessed Day! :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Do you Hear what i Hear?

There is nothing more beautiful in the morning, then the sound of morning birds singing. I leave my window cracked open at night so I wake up to them in the morning. Very cliche i know.... but I absolutely love them!
We had such a good weekend! Kelli came into town on Friday! She said she was coming to see jenny, which was true, but she was really coming so we could throw Jenna her wedding shower!! Well we got everything done on time, and a lot of people came. Jenna and Dave got a lot of nice new things! Couldn't be happier for them!
Today may be on the chillier side, but i am absolutely loving the weather only because it is, officially spring! :)
Now im just relaxing before i have to run a couple errands before class.
Have a lovely rest of your day! :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring :)

I think that spring weather is finally here!!! The first official day is on Sunday! Oh i cannot wait! i am so over this rotten winter weather. I didnt even get to enjoy the weather yesterday. I had to work morning to late afternoon, then i had class all night. So to make up for yesterday im going to take the pups for a walk today and enjoy the trails by our house.
Oh and Kellis coming into town tomorrow! I cant wait! Even though i do have to work, i will be able to see her afterwards. :) Its going to be the perfect weekend, with her here, and the warm weather!
Lets pray it stays! :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Unanswered Prayers

"Sometimes i thank God for unanswered prayers."
So things are looking up in my neck of the woods. I was in a tough spot for a little bit. Lost my job and everything seemed to just pile on top. But Ive started my CNA program and just got a job today. Its at Taco Bell. As much as i was not wanting to work here, i don't mind at all. Its a job, and im thankful that i was able to find one as quick as i did. Everything is starting to fall into place, and i couldn't be happier.
If your ever in a tough spot, just keep your chin up. Have faith that everything will work out. God has a plan for us, and with patience and your faith in him, will help you through trials and tribulations. Life has so much to offer, and we are all so blessed for everything that we are given. I am so thankful that Ive had my friends by my side this past couple of months. Thank you girls so much! You make my life so much easier with your support. You know who you are.
And my Mom and Dad... I wouldn't be who i am without you. Thank you for your love and support through all my dumb mistakes, and troublesome times. I love you guys with all my heart and owe you the world.
God Bless you all! :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy March

Just a quick post today....
Last week was Jenny's surgery, and she is doing just fabulous! I am so grateful that i got to spend a few days at the Lassila house to help out! The surgery went smoothly and her recovery keeps getting better!
I am so happy that she had this done for her! With no complications!
On a lighter note... its almost spring!!! :) About two and a half weeks to be exact! I cant wait for spring weather!!! Spring is my second favorite season!! The weather is just right! I cant wait to wake up and hear spring birds outside of my window.
Have a lovely evening! :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Mystery of the Mitten

So the past week was a complete tease for us here! One day it reached up to 65!!! All of the snow melted and all you needed on was a light jacket. Well then yesterday came by... and we were told up to 3 inches.... But as i look outside today im thinking we have a bit more then three!
Im going to Jennys tonight and im going with her, her mom, and her sister katie, to jennys surgery tomorrow! We have all been anxiously awaiting this surgery! Its going to be such a good change for jenny!
Other then that not much else here! Im hoping to get some stuff done around here... catch up on my book, and some knitting before i go to jennys. Have a lovely rest of your day and stay warm!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Incredibles and SNOW

So right now it is snowing like crazy out!!! And the kids have a snow day tomorrow.... so its the perfect chance to watch The Incredibles with kurtie like i promised him!
Last weekend was the best weekend... On thursday we went to see kristine and her new little bundle Jacob!! :) He is such a little peanut!! And then last weekend we went over to Zion to see Kelli and Dan. It was a much over due girls weekend! Kelli and Dan just recently bought a house so it was so cool to go and check it out! I cant wait to go back again and see how far the house has come along!
On a lighter note... only about 3 1/2 weeks until i start my CNA Program.... Which means only 7 1/2 weeks until i have my certificate!!! :) i cant wait to get out of retail and into a medical enviornment!
Well thats all for now... If there is no way you can skip work tomorrow.... BE SAFE!!! As for the rest of you... enjoy the snow! :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

week one... complete

Its been one week since ive started my new lifestyle change..... I am working out on a regular basis and eating better too! I worked out four days last week... and this morning i went to the gym again. Ive been going as a guest for the past few visits. But since i really like it so much, im going to figure out if its in my budget to actually join! Im trying to keep on a strict diet long enough for when its time for jens wedding! i need a new dress for it, and i want to buy a super cute one, that i will feel and look great in! Im not only doing it for the wedding, but myself. Its time to live on the healthy side... and being on this side makes me feel awesome! i have a journal that i write down everything im eating, and what workouts i did for the day. And im also taking my vitamins! Oh and you cant forget about water, i drink on average... about, 72-96 ozs a day.
Were going to see kelli this weekend! im so pumped for this girls weekend! In my journal however, this is my "blind weekend", because lets face it!, its a girls weekend and theres no way im going to be able to work out and eat healthy all weekend! haha... Thats all for now! have a lovely day!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hello World

How you been? Good to see you my only friend!.....
I know, its been a while! But im back now! lots has been going on lately! First off... i hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying the beginning of your new year! Its 2011??? Holy Moly!!! thats nuts! I havent done anything too exciting this new year... Technically i should have been going to school right now, but i decided that im going to go into CNA right now... so i dont start school until February! And the program is only a 4 week program. Im super pumped for it... and also pumped to get out of Old Navy.... 4 years there is way too long..... im over it haha.

I had such a productive morning today.... First i worked at 6... and then i got off at 9.... After i got home grandma gave my mom a buzz and asked if i wanted to join her for a visit at the gym.... Which i was totally up for! because, although i have been working out lately.... My basement is not the same as the gym. It was super fun to work out on something other then a treadmill or my usual yoga. We worked out for a good 45 minutes.... i think im going to go back next week and get a free one week trial.... Eventually i am going to join when its more in the budget, probably next month. But for now The good ol' treadmill and the dumb bells will have to suffice.

I guess i can mention that i have started to knit my first blanket! I am so pumped on it! I got a whole bunch of knitting stuff for christmas, including enough yarn to make a blanket!!!! Its down to my knees from my waste right now.... still have a ways to go until i finish... but im so proud of it!

Well thats all for now... have a lovely evening! :)