Friday, October 12, 2012

Favorite Pins of the Week

Hi Everyone!  Happy Friday!  Here are some of my favorite things I've pinned this week:

From here. Getting ideas for Christmas.

From here.  Hoping to make one of these for this fall.  Super cute skirt.

From here.  Great stash buster quilt.

From here. Pumpkin Pie bars, I'm thinking these will need to be made while in Kansas since my Dad and Steve are both huge Pumpkin Pie fans.

From here.  This soup looks awesome, also something I think I'll make while in Kansas.

From here.  I love this and someday will have it!

That's it for me for now, hope you've had an awesome week!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Over ther River and Through the Woods...

We're going to go visit my Mom and Dad in a week!  I'm so excited.  Steve and Chris are going to be there for a week and I'll stay an extra 3 days.  What am I doing with my extra 3 days in Kansas?  I'm teaching a Mexican food cooking class.  I can't wait, we'll be making Pozole, Mexican hot chocolate, Tres Leches cake, Carne Asada, Tortillas, Mexican Rice, Refried Beans and Chicken Mole.  I'm super excited to teach my first cooking class and to have my Mom there by my side to help me with it!

I think I'm the most excited about just getting away it's been just over 2 years since we took a real vacation where we leave the house and we're not available to anyone at work.  I'm starting to feel a little overwhelmed at work.  I took on some new responsibilities about 4 or 5 months ago and it's really increased my work load and made me feel more stressed as I'm trying to juggle the staffing needs of our programs and all of my work as an office manager.  It's good stress because it means that I'm doing stuff that needs to get done, but sometimes between staffing and HR stuff it all gets to be a little too much.

We're finally having some fall weather today complete with THUNDER STORMS!  I love thunder and I love rain and I love the cold temps that this has brought with it.  Look at how awesome the sky looked this morning at 6:30 when the sun started to come up through the clouds:

I also got to wear a sweater today finally!  Steve and I went shopping a couple weekends ago for clothes for our trip to Kansas and I've been dying to wear some of my new sweaters, but since it's been in the 90's and 100's the last couple of weeks I haven't been able to.  But here's what I wore today:

Sweater: Vintage Suzie from Ross
Skirt: Old Navy
Polka Dot Tights: Target
Shoes: TOMS

For those of you wondering, yes I still have the mohawk and it is becoming quite glorious!  Look at how long it's gotten:

 That's it for now, I have some knitting updates to post but I need to take pics so those will have to come later!