Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Project Life | Wk 21


Today I'm sharing Week 21 of my Project Life. So that creative funk I told you about.. yeah, it's still around :( I had such a hard time getting this layout done because of it. I tried several layouts before actually gluing my pictures down. I finally gave up, grabbed a 12x12 at the top of my paper stack and went for it. I cut two 6x4 pieces out of the 12x12 and used the same colors on it to add stickers and embellishments. It really required a small amount of creativity which I am so very grateful for, haha! 

This week starts off with a snapshot of my little man inside his sister's crate -facepalm- He's pretty sure everything in the house is his even if it's too small for him. A good friend of mine had a birthday this week so we had a tasty lunch date at Cafe Express. I received my work shirts which made me super duper happy. I remember disliking school uniforms as a kid and now I really appreciate how easy it is to put myself together in the morning, haha! I share a shot of Mama Carrizo smiling and looking amazing from our lunch at the OG. Two more shots of the little man being a pain.. one sleeping (as usual) and the other from after his bath. A #aristumbles shot and a selfie of me in Fancypants. That sums up the week and time to work on the next one..

Cards: Midnight Edition Core Kit (affiliate)
Stamps: Studio Calico's number clear stamps for the week number
Pictures: Printed with Canon SELPHY CP910 (affiliate) & cut to size

Monday, July 27, 2015

Weekend Snapshots | 29

Today's Weekend Snapshots is brought to you by the nomtastic burger I had for dinner at home. K, so technically this is my husband's burger (I don't like onions), but his was way more photogenic than mine was. We've made burgers two weekends in a row and I think we're going to make it a Casa de Reed weekend tradition. I mean, my stomach isn't complaining so why not, right?

I'm not into malls or crowded stores because people so I do most of my shopping online. Unless your name is Target or Homegoods/Marshalls. I make exceptions for those because my soul would not be the same without them. Oh, and then there's HEB but lately Krogers has been my place for groceries. So yes, I do a lot of online shopping and Old Navy is one of those places. I'm not a huge fan of their clothes because the sizes are weird and because the quality of their clothes isn't always really good. But my husband loves their jeans & khakis so I shop there for him. I bought him a few things and bought myself some slip-on sandals which finally arrived on Saturday. I've been peeping these type of sandals for about a month now but since I really love my money & I don't like buyers remorse.. I've been holding out. I saw these and went for it because why not, right? They fit nicely and seem comfy, but I sort of feel like they're too masculine.. E says it's all in my head (which I don't doubt) so we'll see how it goes.

We also received our Lootcrate this weekend and the goodies were awesome as usual. One of the things in the box was a "She can do it" poster with Wonder Woman. I put it on my corkboard above my desk for those moments when I'm not feeling confident. If you're not already a Lootcrate member, you should really look into becoming one. Click here for more info.

Croissants are my shizzle! I could seriously eat the entire case in one sitting and feel sick as hell afterwards.. but it would totally be worth it. Toasted croissants, mmm!

The last shot is of my PL. I'm almost two months behind, but I'm still going. Sometimes the creative funk gets the best of me and I fall behind. Kind of how I'm falling behind on my blog. The creative funk is real!! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, haha!


Friday, July 24, 2015

#aristumbles | 9


Here are a few of my favorite things this week..

Converse is changing up their Chucks for the first time in 98 years. More cushion & more money.. both are probably worth it & since I practically live in Chucks, I won't have a problem with the changes.

When you think of farmers, you think of a man. These photos will make you think otherwise.

Flavorize yourself with the Talenti Gelato site. My name is Ladyfinger Almond Champagne LOL!

Connie from Momma of Dos has once again joined in on the #WeekendSnapshots posts. Check out her snapshots here.

Txhumor.com is having a sale until midnight tonight. 15% off using ITSHOTYALL. This is the site I get all of my fantastical Texas shirts.

A list of 10 Houston bars that are dog-friendly <3

22 awesome tricks to help speed clean your casa because who doesn't like new tricks?

Michelle at Becoming a Heath has a super easy Instagram hack you don't want to miss.

NASA confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet around a sun-like star. It's been called Kepler-452b and it's the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the habitable zone.

19 cool apps for foodies. I hear Instacart is pretty legit!!

Pardon me for being away this week. The blogging funk is real and hopefully on its way out.

Have a fantastical weekend!
See you Monday with a recap of my weekend

Monday, July 20, 2015

Weekend Snapshots | 28


Today's Weekend Snapshots is brought to you by Remidog, Finnashit & the powerful KONG (affiliate). These boys could be acting up or sleeping so hard they're drooling.. but the moment the KONG is seen.. they immedieately stop & stare at the KONG! We've been meaning to get another KONG so that the boys each have one but they seem to interact more with just one. Plus, Finn likes to play with whatever his brother plays with and vice-a-versa. 

I had Pinks Pizza Saturday for the first time and I was very pleased! The bread is the most important part for me because unlike most folks, I like to eat the entire slice. I mean, the huesito (the crust) is my all time favorite part.. especially if there's some type of delicious dipping sauce. Mmm, so freaking good! Definitely recommend them if you're in the area of their 7 locations.

Friday night I met up with three fantastical ladies that I've known for 5+ years. We used to go out a lot and have a great time until adulthood really hit us. You know exactly what I mean by that too, don't ya? Marriage, bills, work, school, family and so on. Plus we're much older now. Going out and getting shit faced is not something we're down for. Not that we did that alot but now we really can't hang for shit, haha! I swear the hangover the next day is not pretty when you get older. Eek! Oh and one of them is preggos so that's def a no can do. Yay for being preggos!! <3

So the ladies (& one hubby) tried a new place (to me) called Bar Boheme in the Montrose area. This is the area of town we always go to because of the amazing grub and awesome atmosphere! While waiting for the ladies to get to the bar, I searched #barboheme on Instagram and srsly fell in love. I saw a picture of the Vietnamese Fries they sell and knew, no, I FELT I needed them in my life. Think I'm exaggerating? Let me tell you what is in these nomtastic fries.. Hoisin, garlic mayo, cilantro, crushed peanuts AND lots and lots of Sriracha (affiliate) or as we call it.. Cock Sauce. Yeah, that's not ketchup you see, it's spicy ass cock sauce. It was on our table for a good 6 minutes before it disappeared and we were ordering a pizza, haha! We ordered the Truffle Mushroom pizza with red sauce, oyster mushrooms, mozzarella, garlic, truffle salt, rosemary and truffle oil. Yes, pretty damn good too, but I removed the oyster mushrooms because shrooms and I do not get along..

Sunday was a rough day in Casa de Reed. We did some serious Spring, er, Summer cleaning in our garage. E brought home some furniture from work that was perfect for our garage and we hung up my bike next to his. Yes, I have a bike that Mama Carrizo hooked me up with. Really need to get my ass going on it. In the garage we made three piles.. trash, Goodwill and attic. Can you gues which one was the bigger pile? Yeah, Goodwill for sure LOL! Another piece of furniture that E brought home was a KALLAX. You know I LOVE IKEA, so when he said "I have one of those cubbie things from IKEA that you like", I immedeiately told him yes! I mean, you don't say no to KALLAX/EXPEDIT, right? So we swapped out our entertainment stand for it and will be taking our old TV stand and cabinet thang to Goodwill sometime this week. Very productive weekend with lots of good times!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ari Stumbles | 8


These are a few of my favorite things this week.

"You now know what true, unconditional love really is." Sweet list of 21 things all rescue pup parents know to be true.

Having trouble with blog post ideas? Then this list of 25 blog posts is definitely one you should bookmark.

For people who live in tiny houses with kids, when does sexy time happen? Read this article "Dear people who live in tiny houses." You're guaranteed a laugh, haha!

Easy QR Code generator that everyone should have bookmarked. Especially if you want to print out a QR code for the wi-fi at your casa.

The hustle is strong with this one. Read about Prince Harvey's hustle as he records his music album in an Apple Store.

Don't send care packages overseas to our human soldiers only, our canine soldiers need them too. Find a list of things they need & how to send them here.

Susan Sarandon heard her name in an A$AP Rocky song, two years after it came out. Her tweet to A$AP Rocky is pretty funny. 

When these two get together, the outcome is hilarious! Check out Tina Fey & Amy Poehler this December in their new movie called, Sisters.

I really, really want to get back into analog photography and this Lomography Kit (affliate) is calling my name. I should start using the ones I currently have but I'm probably going to come up with an excuse to get this one anyways, haha!

Amazing video of a kid building a massive Titanic replica with 30k+ Lego bricks. Must watch.