Sunday, December 1, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I am thankful for amazing family and friends. I have had a heck of a year but have had amazing friends and family by my side! I had a great time visiting family this week and can't wait to see them all again for Christmas. I would love to post pictures but my wonderful mom will kill me. lol  (Love you MOM!)
I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving and you are ready for the holidays to begin. I am absolutely excited to have some time off from work to try new recipes and think up cute gift ideas along with some printables you can download. Don't forget to check back soon!
Also, Thank You for those of you who shopped Lisabella on Small Business Saturday!  We appreciate all of your business!! XOXO
Woo Hoo! The holidays are officially here!!
Happy December!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

OMG! It's been over a month!

It can safely be said, that life IS like a box of chocolates - you never know what your going to get! :)The month of October was anything but relaxing. There were ups and downs and big ole loop de loops. What's life without a bit of excitement!

The month consisted of photo shoots, a wedding, visiting with old friends, and I completely forgot about Bella's party. AHHHH! I normally plan months in advance but with all the changes it just slipped my mind!. I am planning it in 3 weeks! Which is now only a few days away. Bella and I decided on a Breakfast at Tiffany's theme and I am finding too much on Pinterest and blogs to keep up. Where is my mom when I need her?! :)

Here are a few pics from throughout the month.
Birthday dinner with my kiddos! :)
Flowers from the FAM! :)

Flowers from my friend, Val

Cake from the Denhams :)

Door going in..

My poor door :(

LOVE the new door!
Birthday/Catch up Dinner with High School Friends

Having some weekend fun at The Children's Museum

Happy Hump Day!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Peplum Top

Ok, I can't lie...never did I think I would wear such a strange little top! But it really is cute! I love that it's flattering and forgiving all at the same time. I've seen them all over the place and just did not think to even try one on until I saw this one with the leather had me at pleather! :)

Kenar Peplum top, similar here
Similar coming soon at Lisabella Boutique

Stella & Dot charm bracelet

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Happy Fall!!!

Happy Fall Everyone! I am so excited the weather is cooling down and the holidays are a hop, skip, and a jump away. To kick off this Fall season, and since it was a rainy Sunday inside, I decided to make some pumpkin soup....but I needed a recipe? I googled and found a few but thought that a Chicken and Pumpkin soup sounded much more hearty and delicious. Of course, then I thought it would be a great 'Happy Fall' gift so since it was just me and I had one cup, I canned the rest in mason jars for gifts. Here are a few pictures.

Sautéed onions and garlic
Salad chopper I use to chop meat! :)

Everything cooking deliciously!

Bon Appetit!
Here is the printable recipe card and a giftable tag for the other side! :)



Thursday, September 26, 2013

Don't start packing your things just yet?

It is finally done! The house is ready and up for sale to buy! I am elated BUT would love to relax after the last 3 weeks and enjoy the nice cute house for a bit so I know you want to pack your things and move in but let a girl a rest! :)

Here's the link to my future old house's website (lol): Your Future Home

The realtor's honey-do list seemed to stretch on forever because I ended up getting sick 2 weekends out of the last 3 and the only time for me to work on anything at home are the weekends because of Bella and all my mommy duties. :( This last weekend was REAL bad (fever and all) and I even missed work. Ugh! If you know me, I always go to work even if I feel horrendous and only miss when Bella's sick. This was BAD (cough medicine with codeine bad). But I feel better, it got done and it's listed! I can not say enough THANK YOU'S to all my friends who helped! I owe y'all a nice big dinner when the house sells!

So now it's a hurry up and wait game. Let me add that I have an absolutely amazing, sweet, and patient realtor, Cheryl Nichols, who is also an Interior Designer/Photographer and staged the house beautifully. When and If you ever decide to sell your house make sure you go with a company that stages!! It's free and it makes such a difference. As you can see in the photos! She came in and used most of my stuff but moved things around and de-cluttered so it looked like a model home. When I got home I didn't want to move! I have already asked her to come in and do her interior design magic on my new place! Woo hoo!!

One more day till Friday! :)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

My Sweet, Sweet Angel!

Last weekend, before the Grape Stomp, we did a quick Back to School photo shoot with Gwen, a photographer we've had since Bella was 2 or 3. She did another amazing job! I loved them all. Here are just a few I fell in love with!

Of course, My FAVORITE! What would I do without this beautiful, amazing sweetheart! :)
Be True Photography - check out her website...see if you can spot Bella when she was 3 and 4! :)
Hope everyone is having a great week!

Sunday, September 8, 2013


What a weekend! I am completely exhausted and will be lucky if I can get  up and move in the morning! Remember I am selling the house and the realtor gave me a list of to-do's... Recap of the weekend:

I had been feeling a little yucky since Monday but Thursday evening/Friday morning I woke up at 2am with a fever and took tylenol and ibuprofen. My throat AGAIN! Woke up an hour later completely drenched in sweat. Ugh! Took a shower and slept a few more hours. Got up, went to work and the meds wore off. I wanted to die. Went to an urgent care since my dr didn't have any appointments available and gave my medical history. I said, "I know, I'm a mess". He said, "More like a beautiful disaster". Awww, cute but I was still hurting! lol He put me on antibiotics, more reflux pills, and ....blood pressure meds. Double ugh! I haven't even hit 35 yet and I'm on blood pressure medication. Both my parents have it so he said it's genetic. It's still low, or on the lower scale of high (?) now so he's hoping I can keep it that way. So I go home and relax a bit....but I can't to long because I have to get a house ready to sell by the following week. I had moved all of Bella's furniture to the bigger room but hadn't done anything with her tornado remnants. I sat down and went through everything and either boxed or threw stuff out. Room cleaned out! Yay!

Saturday morning I woke up still feeling a little yucky but I had things to do! I cleaned house and went to Lowe's. I needed: baseboards for 2 rooms, 2 more gallons of paint, sheetrock, tape and float material, and siding. Went home and got started painting more of the trim inside. I am touching up the entire house, who's dumb idea was this?! By 6pm I gave up. I was beyond exhausted. Couldn't fall right to sleep but once I did, I was out until 6 Sunday morning.

What a glorious morning this morning was. The birds were singing, the sky was blue, there was a slight breeze in the air and I was feeling great! I love antibiotics!! :) I got up, put some painting clothes on and headed outside. The garage door was calling my name... and that was easy so I went onto the trim around the garage...not bad, why don't I do the shutters and trim AND paint the siding that they are going to replace since it's not even noon.  Ok now it's 1:00 and I'm feeling a bit tired but I must truck on!! I came inside for a small lunch and headed upstairs to repaint Bella's old room and that's where we start going downhill. It takes me a few hours to paint her room because I kept stopping. I was just crazy tired but if I stopped to long I wouldn't get to the other room. So I finally complete her room and head to the other LARGER room. The LARGER ROOM that has a Kelly green and navy 2 1/2 foot stripe across the top that I have to cover with a light gray neutral color. I hear the JAWS anthem as I walk in. I get most of the room. I made myself stop at 9:45 pm. Oh yes, this girl worked MANUAL labor for more than 12 hours straight. I WILL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN! Oh my word, I admire people that do this for a living. Painting is hard work! I am NOT a manual labor kind of girl. There I said it! I am not ashamed! I will partake in some activities but today was rough. My body hurts!

I do have a few pictures but I am too tired to put them on now. lol I will put them on tomorrow.

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope y'all had a great weekend! G'nite!