Weekend Haps + Monday Madness Link Up

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great (and relaxing) weekend!

Before we get into the weekend stuff, I want to invite all of you to join my online Younique party! I'm such a huge fan of this makeup line - all natural products, gluten free, and vegan! It's worked out so well for my sensitive skin. I really love it this time of year. My face and lips can get so wind chapped that it's nice to have something gentle to use!

You can shop my online party by shopping at my party website. The party is open until November 24!

Now for weekend fun...

Friday started off with me trying to make queso for a tailgate Nick was going to the next day.

Love my little helper!

It turned out to be an epic fail. I have no idea what I did wrong. The half and half and the cheese did not combine to create a sauce consistency. Nick had to go out the next morning and get something store bought.

Cooking in my scrubs!

With Nick in East Lansing for the MSU for the game I was on my own most of Saturday. I had an eye doctor's appointment in the morning and had a massage scheduled. I also got to do some shopping. I went to Lowe's to pick out some paint samples. I've been thinking about revamping our living room for awhile now. I also like to just walk around the dream about how I can improve our home.

on my wish list

I got some really great Christmas decorations from Target and finished Christmas shopping for my nieces and nephews.

Both my sweet nieces have birthdays this month. I sent their presents to Pennsylvania and got some sweet pictures of them enjoying their gifts.

Emma showing off her mail!

My dad on the left. Emma showing off her new purse. Ella hanging out.

Ella wearing her new hair bow and snuggling her new stuffed animal!

Ella the next morning. Still loving the giraffe!


Loving Emma's face!
I can't get enough of these cuties!

Speaking of gifts and presents, I joined CG Swaps' 12 Days of Christmas! I did this swap 2 years ago and it was so fun! The ladies at CG hook you up with your partner and you buy each other 12 gifts to be opened the 12 days leading up to Christmas. It's a great way to celebrate the holiday and meet other bloggers. Sign ups end today so head over NOW and get signed up if you are interested!


  1. sounds like a great weekend! I love just browsing through stores and daydreaming about future home projects!

  2. such cuties! isn't it so rewarding when kids love the gifts you get them! sorry to hear about the queso fail! Trish - tales from trish

  3. Thanks for joining us for this swap! Kids excited about presents....is there anything more adorable? I love it. :D

  4. What a fun swap! And what a great Auntie to send over the gifts for their birthday, you're on top of things! and ugh, nothing worse than a recipe not working and having to then get store bought when your original intent was to make something homemade! I feel ya. Wonder what happened...

  5. I feel like I always fail whenever I try to make something, especially if I'm trying to make something for someone else. So, store bought is the way to go! Sounds like a good weekend!

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