Monday, November 28, 2011

Another Cake Pop Project

I made another batch of cake pops this weekend, and I wanted to share them because I love the way they turned out!

Today is our student teacher's last day at school, so we are having a party for her. I decided to make cake pops, and I was trying to come up with a cute way to decorate them when I stumbled across an apple cake pop tutorial. How perfect for a teacher!

Cake pops are SO time consuming, but I really don't mind because I absolutely love to make them!

I even decided to wrap them up because I think they are so much easier to transport, and not to mention the fact that I think it makes them a lot cuter and more professional looking :)

That's all I've got for today. Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Break 2011

I have had such an awesome Thanksgiving break! Of course, I'm extremely sad that it's almost over, but here's what I've been up to the last few days.........

I had school Monday and Tuesday, but after school on Tuesday, some of my friends and I went to Target. One of my friends isn't feeling too well, so we picked up some things for her!

That night I wrapped up all of her stuff real cute!

And I'm just adding in this picture I took on Tuesday night of Coco because I think it's too cute not to!

Some of my friends spent the night on Tuesday so we could get up, visit my friend, and give her our present. While we were visiting, my friend painted this picture. It's a total inside joke, but I wanted to add it in here anyway.

That night my family put up all of our Christmas decorations, except our tree. I'm loving how our whole house looks like Christmas now :)

Thursday - Thanksgiving!
Wow, I can't believe another Thanksgiving has come and gone! I woke up on Thursday, had breakfast with my family, and watched the Parade.

Around 4 we left to have Thanksgiving dinner with my mom's side of the family. We alternate every other year between having Thanksgiving dinner with my mom's side or my dad's side. When it's our year to go with my mom's side, we always go out to eat, so that's what we did this year!

After dinner we headed over to my grandma's house on my dad's side of the family for some dessert and just to see all of my family.

My family woke up at 4 to go Black Friday shopping. It worked out good because we were able to avoid some of the crowds since a lot of places opened at midnight, but we still got a lot of good deals.

My best find was a pair of pearl earrings that were originally $150 that I ended up getting for $35. Yay! I thought the box they came in was absolutely adorable too!

I also got a $109 cashmere sweater for about $28. I LOVE Black Friday shopping!

That night I went to O'Charley's with my friends for dinner, and then they came back to my house to watch some movies. :)

Saturday night I went to the mall with my mom (which we seem to do every weekend - ha!). We were on a mission to get a dress for me for my Christmas Dance. We were off to a rough start in the beginning, but I ended up finding one I loved at White House Black Market. I seriously love that store - I always find cute dresses there.

I got some cute new shoes at Macy's too!

Today's been a pretty laid-back day. I'm just trying to get a lot of stuff done today. The sound of my alarm clock tomorrow at 6:05 is not going to be good. I really don't want to have to face reality tomorrow :(

Hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I honestly cannot believe it's Thanksgiving already. It will be Christmas before we know it! Did you notice I gave my blog a little Christmas makeover? I'm so excited already!

I thought I would go ahead and list some of the things I'm thankful for this year!

I'm thankful for my parents. They are always there for me when I need them, and I can't imagine life without them!

I'm thankful for my family. I love getting together with my family, especially on holidays!

I'm thankful for my friends. I have made so many memories with them :)

I'm thankful for my puppy! Sometimes it's nice to know that dogs always love us no matter what choices or decisions we make :)

I'm thankful for a great life! I honestly feel so lucky to have everything I have and to have experienced everything I've experienced. I couldn't have asked God to plan my life any better!

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

"Be joyful always, pray at all times, be thankful in all circumstances." - 1 Thessalonians 5:16

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I'm so glad I have the time to post what I'm loving today!

I'm loving that I'm off of both school and work for the rest of the week!

I'm loving that tomorrow's Thanksgiving. This year has been flying by!

I'm loving our Keurig. The hot chocolate it makes is delicious!

I'm loving that I have a lot of super fun things coming up over the next few weeks!

I'm loving that Black Friday shopping is coming up!

I'm loving the song and music video of "God Gave Me You" by Dave Barnes.

I'm loving that I'm going to be doing a lot of baking this weekend :)

I'm loving that by the end of this week, our Christmas decorations will be up.

Have a great Wednesday!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Good Days

The last week has been SO good! I've hardly had any homework, I only had to work 2 days, and I had a lot of time to relax! It's been so nice. Even this weekend was really laid back. I've needed some relaxing time :)

I got to go to Target and Starbucks this week after school, which was so fun! I also watched Four Christmases this week. I saw it in theaters, but I'd forgotten how funny it is!

On Friday night I went to dinner with my family at Chick-fil-a. Then we went to Orange Leaf for dessert. Yum! We ended up going to my cousin's indoor soccer game too. He even scored a goal!

That night I came home and watched Family Man. I love that movie! It isn't really a Christmas movie, but it takes place at Christmas, so we always keep it with the rest of our Christmas movies and only watch it around Christmas. This is one of my favorite scenes!

On Saturday I went to my aunt's baptism, and then I went out to eat with my mom. We went to Noodles & Co. - my favorite! Then we did some shopping at the mall :) I was mostly just getting ideas for Christmas, and I did find one thing that I really want - this purse. I absolutely love it!

Today was another low-key day. I didn't get out of my pajamas until around 2. It felt SO good to do some relaxing and get some homework done. I'm really excited about this week - I've only got 2 days of school.

I hope you all have a great week!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cute Quotes

Today my post is all about "cute" quotes. I absolutely love reading cute little quotes like these!

So true and so comforting!

I need to remember this on the "bad" days. There is always something to be thankful for! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I finally have the time to write about what I'm loving this week! I've missed not being able to do it the last few weeks......

I'm loving that Thanksgiving is next week already. I'm so excited!

I'm loving that this week is not as busy as the last few weeks have been.

I'm loving that my friend posted some pictures from this weekend that I didn't take with my camera.

I'm loving that I went to Starbucks and Target last night - my 2 favorite places!

I'm loving that I have a lot of fun and exciting things going on the next few weeks.

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!