Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Beautiful Places: Queretaro, Mexico

Queretaro is one of my favorite places in the world!  Here are some photos from the downtown area.  I hope to be back soon!

Plaza Vicente Guerrero

Chichimeca Warrior


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

World Traveling

Recently I've been considering a new vaction - a trip to Krakow and Medjugorje.  I'm really excited about this possibility.  I have been so fortunate that I've been able to travel so much.  Here is a map of some of the places I've been.  Yellow is where I've been and Green is where I'd like to go!

    Don't forget to vote for me today RIGHT HERE!

    Monday, February 27, 2012

    Maurice's Main Street Model

    I was accepted to be a part of the Maurices Main Street Model Search!  WOO!  I am so excited about this opportunity because it's for a good cause. 

    As you may know, 14 years ago my dad died of Colon Cancer and every 5 years I have to get screened myself.  According to a study by the American Cancer Society, removing non-cancerous polyps during colonoscopies resulted in 53% fewer deaths than would be expected from a group similar in race, age, and gender in the general population.  In fact, having colonoscopies and removing the polyps was pretty much the same as not ever having any polyps at all!  You can read more about Colon Cancer on the American Cancer Society's website here.

    Here are the details about the contest - if I win, Maurice's will donate $7,500 to the American Cancer Society!  You can vote for me here once every 24 hours.  So please please please VOTE!

    Sunday, February 26, 2012

    Beautiful Places: Montego Bay, Jamaica

    Snorkeling with Scuba Caribe.

    Drinking Red Stripe on the patio at Margaritaville.

    Montego Bay's Hip Strip

    Sunset in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

    Riu Resort, Montego Bay

    Saturday, February 25, 2012

    Wire Name Hanger Tutorial

    About a year ago I made some wire name hangers for my friends who were in a wedding with me.  We used them to keep track of our bridesmaids dresses and the bride used her's as a pretty substitute for a plain hanger in the photos of the wedding dress. 

    I think they would also be nice to use for a baptism or a 1st communion.

    Well, since then, a lot of friends and family have wanted to know how to make them.  Here's how!

    Friday, February 24, 2012

    Pumped for Baseball Season!

    It's almost my favorite time of the year - BASEBALL SEASON!  Spring training is already underway and I think I'm going to need these to show my support for my favorite team!

    Thursday, February 23, 2012

    Chihuahua Buddies

    I just have to say that I have the cutest and laziest chihuahua babies ever.  Sometimes I can hardly handle the amount of cuteness in my house.

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    Happy Birthday Mom!

    Spent a great weekend with my mom for her birthday.  Mostly just relaxed and ate Chinese food and my mom set a great Valentine's themed dinner table with products all from Dollar Tree!

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012

    Happy Valentines Day!

    For my whole life, Valentines Day has mostly been all about my sister's birthday.  She is out of state this year, so it was a little weird not doing a family thing today - but, it was still a pretty awesome day!  I got a beautiful bouquet of roses and I sent my guy THIS

    It's a cookie bouquet from Cookies By Design.  He was thrilled and this pic is hilarious - totally worth it!

    Miss Michigan USA Competition Photos

    So, I realize that this is incredibly late, but I never posted my Miss Michigan competition photos.  Here they are.

    Monday, February 13, 2012

    Pinterest Felt Flowers

    Today I got to wear my Pinterest inspired felt flowers for the first time.  My mom made me a huge batch of little flowers to use as accessories. 

    I spent most of yesterday adding pins to my flowers and hanging out with these two cuties.

    Chloe hiding under my pillow.

    Chuey photo-bombing my pic.