Friday, January 27, 2012

Baby Shower Gift

This past weekend, I went to a baby shower for a fellow blogger friend of mine.

She is due in March and she's having a little girl.

Since I didn't get a chance to look at her registry, I bought her a few necessities.

Baby Oil
Baby Powder

Huggies Diapers
Huggies Wipes

Baby Bath with soothing vapors
Johnson's set with Baby Shampoo, Baby Wash, Baby Lotion and Desitin
Baby Bedtime bubble bath and wash

and of course a carseat toy

The final product

She was very excited to receive all these items. 
Baby Girl will definitely be a clean baby!! 

I'm so glad she liked it, and I can't wait to meet her little bundle of joy!

*Jessica*

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday


I might have a new job in the next couple of weeks.
Stay tuned for details...

*Jessica*

Friday, January 20, 2012

I Attempted....

...to make cake pops.

Last night, I decided to see if I could make cake pops. 
So, I went to the grocery and got everything I needed that I didn't already have.
When I came back, I got straight to work.
According to the directions, I had to bake the cake as it says on the box.

The baked cake.

The stand I found when I couldn't find styrofoam

The sticks

The cake mixed with frosting before rolled into balls.

The finished pops.

I made a total of 40 balls, but I only covered 20.
The other 20 are still in the fridge.

I decided to see what would happen if I stuck one in sprinkles and this is what I got:

It's cute, but it has just a little bit too many sprinkles for my liking.

What I've learned about this is that I need to thin out my coating.
Although the pops are quite delicious, the coating is a little bit thicker than I would like.
Hopefully tomorrow, when I coat the rest, I'll be able to thin the coating correctly. :)

Since tonight we have a Winter Weather Warning, I've stayed in and am currently watching Water For Elephants.
So far, I love it!
In a little while, I'm going to paint my nails with new polish that my friend got me!

Have a great weekend!

*Jessica*

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday.......With Words

This is how I feel right about now.

My office is freezing!!

Have you noticed some blog changes?
Yes, because I've been changing things a little bit.
I'm not quite finished, so expect more changes!

*Jessica*

My 3-Day Weekend: A Few Days Late

It's just after midnight on Wednesday morning, and I'm just now posting about my 3 day weekend.

Saturday was my eventful day.
My brother had my nephew's birthday party.
Daddy reading his card

Opening his gift from Aunt Jess

Trains!

Opening his gift from Grandma and Grandpa.

Legos!

Curious George cake.

Waiting on his piece.

Digging in.

Icing mustache.

Hanging out with Aunt Kayla

Talking with Grandpa

Playing with his trains

Playing with Uncle Noah

Picture time with Aunt Jess.

From my brother's house, I went over to my BFF's house and we went out to dinner.
We went to TGI Friday's and while we were waiting on our table we took a few pictures.
Princess and I.

Tickles!

She decided to spin.

Mommy and Princess.
BFF and her Mini-Me.

When we got to our table, Princess made a new friend. They talked and giggled until the little boy and his family left. It was so cute, I definitely had to take a picture.

On Sunday, I just worked and relaxed. 
Nothing too exciting.

Since Monday was MLK Day, I had the day off.
I pretty much vegged all day.
I could have used the time to job search, but that didn't happen.
Coulda, woulda, shoulda.
Oh well.
I have Thursday.

How was your weekend? 
Did you get MLK Day off?

*Jessica*

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Shelf & A Birthday

Yesterday in Ohio we got hit with a snow storm.
Since it didn't hit until the evening, I decided to go buy a shelf on my lunch break, so I could put it together last night.
Which I did.

I went to Target and bought a "cubeicals" shelf and 4 canvas bins.


It took me about 15 minutes to put the shelf together following directions.
Yes, I follow directions.

Excuse my messy closet.

The final product

I don't have anything in the bins yet, but it's nice to have my books displayed.
And my Ariel figurine! :)

On another note, today is Friday the 13th.
And my baby brother's 13th birthday.
Weird, huh?

Happy birthday, Bubbs!!
I love you.

I hope you all have a great weekend!
If you're like me and have Monday off, enjoy the extra day!!

*Jessica*

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Allow Me To Introduce You...

Remember this post?
Where I started talking about the snow and then realized that wasn't my original intent?
And then also realized I couldn't post my original reason without permission?

Well I can now post my original reason!

I would like to introduce you to the newest addition to the blogging community.


This is Nicole.
(picture from her profile)

She started blogging over at The Art Of Leaving.

The purpose of her blog is to document and reflect. 
She is currently writing a book about an experience she went through.

I don't want to give you all the details, because I want you to check her out! 
She's a fantastic person, and I'm so excited to read all about her new book!

You should really visit her.
Just click here!

*Jessica*

Monday, January 9, 2012

Productive Monday...What?

Believe it or not, my Monday was more productive than my weekend.

Granted, I worked until 5, but I still got a few things finished.

I hung my pictures.

I read more.
And Love and I were able to hang out with one of our friends and catch up with her.

She also got us Christmas presents, and I felt bad because we didn't have anything for her.
That just means we have to make her birthday extra special. :)

But anyways, she got me a few nifty things!

A bath and body set

 A sugar cookie mix
I love the oven mitt!

 A nail set

 A cookie!

I really like all of these gifts that she got me!

And I watched the Bama/LSU game tonight.
All I have to say is:

I think I know what my college football team is now. :)
They play a completely different game than OSU does. 
And I've never liked OSU.

*Jessica*

Sunday, January 8, 2012

My Not-So-Busy Weekend

I hope you all had a great weekend.
Mine was pretty good.

I didn't really do much, which was really nice.
It's always nice to have a weekend where you're not running around like crazy.

Saturday was probably the more boring of the two days.
I worked in the morning on 5 hours of sleep.
I vegged out in the afternoon, since I was super tired.
Went to Larosa's for dinner with the family and Love.
Then caught up on New Girl before falling asleep.

Sunday was a little more productive.
I slept in and woke up after 12 hours of sleep.
Boy did that feel nice...
Then I started my picture project for my wall.

frames without pictures

frames with pictures

Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to actually hang them on the wall, so my wall looks like this:

But hey, I made some progress, right?

Also, I started my 2012 reading list.


I've only read the first couple of pages, but I feel like I'm going to love this book.
And after I finish reading, I have the movie ready to watch!

Are you reading anything?

*Jessica*