I’m thankful for my family, my health & my husband who kisses way better than the guy in this video.

When I was 13, I started writing love letters to my future husband. Yep, I was one of those. I daydreamed about what he would look like and how perfect and happy our lives would be when we were married. Little romantic me planned on saving my first kiss for my wedding day, buuuuuut yeah. That went out the window 5 seconds after I got my first boyfriend.

Anyway, as I was watching the following clip from a new show on TLC called Virgin Diaries, I realized how glad I am that I didn’t save my first kiss for all of my friends and family to witness. That might sound bad, but these things take practice, yo.

(And practice, Justin and I did. THANK GOD.)

Watch this and just try not to laugh. And please note the butterfly and eskimo kisses.

My Stories


For realsies though, this is my absolute favorite time of year. Not because of pumpkin spice lattes or the scarves and boots or the gourds of all shapes and sizes. Nonono… it’s because I can now dedicate 3 hours of each weeknight to sitting on my butt, eating something dippable and watching my stories.

I’m getting all sentimental just thinking about it.

What are my stories, you ask? Let’s dive right into the magnificently murderous world of…

Oh, Dextah. You devilish brute. This show is SERIOUSLY CREEPY, but oh man is it good. I’m sure everyone knows the basic plot, but he’s a serial killer who kills serial killers. Mindbottling, isn’t it?

Next up, Parks and Recreation, or how I lovingly refer to it: Parks and Recre-aysh. Shaving off that one syllable makes it so much more simple. Anyway, I hated this show before I even watched an episode because I thought it was a ripoff of The Office, but I’m glad I got over myself. I’m going to go all wild and declare that it is “LITERALLY” funnier than The Office.

Tom Haverford. That’s all I have to say.

Revenge is a new show that I just happened to stumble upon one night. Justin makes fun of me for getting so into it, but I can’t help it… it’s addictive. I hope it sticks!

Of course, anyone who’s been around this blog for more than a minute can tell I’m pretty much obsessed with The Vampire Diaries. For a show that’s supposed to be for teens, I have to give it props. I don’t think it’s predictable at all (again, Justin makes fun). The only thing wrong is that Ian Somerhalder isn’t in every scene. Amirite or amirite?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Sons of Anarchy may have the cast with the greasiest hair on television, but it’s still great. Jax Teller is a biker after my own heart or something like that.

My list goes on and on, really. Modern Family, Fringe, The Walking Dead and Being Human… all fantastical. I have a feeling I would watch pretty much everything if there were 6 more hours in the day. Except Glee. No Glee for mee.

What are your fall favorites?

Six of my favorite new uses for mason jars

I’m taking a cue from Mandy and her hilarious video blog she posted to talk about something I’m loving right now… mason jars. I know they’ve been around forever and every grandma we know has a huge collection somewhere out back, but lately people are finding more and more creative ways to use them. What I love most about these projects is how inexpensive the jars are and how you can find them pretty much anywhere!

Thanks to my favorite time wasting site, Pinterest (seriously, don’t even join if you don’t plan on getting sucked in for hours), I’ve found some really great tutorials I want to share with you guys. I’m sure we’ve all seen them used to store homemade jams and jellies or to drink beverages from, so here are a few other ideas. Enjoy!


  1. An adorable way to upcycle a plain glass mason jar. I love the way she used the twine!
  2. Make giving a gift card more personal with a snow globe.
  3. Such a cute time capsule idea!
  4. If I could keep a plant alive for more than a week, I would totally do this.
  5. A soap dispenser!
  6. Use jars to serve individual portions of ice cream at a party. Dying over this.


I know you creative little things have some ideas of your own. Care to share them with the class?

When you have a Hulk Baby, get these.

Baby humans expand at alarming, hulk-like rates. Which is fine! I adore their little chub rolls and cankles. I am a firm believer that chubby babies make the world go ’round. The thing I find frustrating about it all is how quickly they grow out of their expensive little clothes. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bought THE Most Adorable Outfit and had one of my gigantic kids outgrow it by the time I got home from the store. It makes me all angry fists just thinking about it.

Enter Disney Cuddly Bodysuits. Recently, I was able to try out these onesies on Jack and I absolutely LOVED them!

Look at the vintage-looking Winnie the Pooh pattern. Did you just die? Because I died. And then Jack stuck his own foot in his mouth and I died again…

The most awesome thing about these onesies is that they have an extra row of snaps that allow your baby to wear them even longer.

Hulk Baby issue solved. Money saved. Win.

(Is it wrong I kind of want something like this for myself for fat days?)

(Yes, yes it is very wrong. You don’t even have to answer.)

You’ll love them, your cheapskate husband will love them, and your baby’s fat little thighs will just jiggle joyfully with all that extra room. :)