I bought a gift off my own wedding registry!

Well, we got some cash and a check for a gift at a shower. I had told Tyler that I would put it on a Walmart gift card and he could buy “man things” for our home. Well, today I REALLY wanted to make some sweet potato chips, but I couldn’t without a mandolin to evenly cut the potatoes.

So I printed off a 20% coupon and took the cash and headed to Bed Bath and Beyond. I bought a mandolin. http://
But the funny part was, to take it off my registry, I had to have them print it out and everything! So I went in, printed my own registry, and bought something off of it! haha

But I made some sweet potato chips. They are yummy. I have some tweaking to do to the recipe as far as cooking time and technique. Once I get that down, I’ll share it.


The snow/the scarf



Well, it has snowed 5.5 inches at Tyler’s house. I am so glad to be here with people, and not alone at my apartment in Fayetteville. I’ll post some snow pictures later once we bundle up and get outside.

On another, more fashionable note, Kelly’s Korner is hosting Show Us Your Life Fashion Tips today. So here is my fashion tip. Scarves. Thick ones, thin ones, knit, jersey, silk. Any type of scarf will work.

I like to buy and wear solid color clothing to dress it up. Sometimes I use fun jewelry or bright accessories, but my favorite is scarves. I like to buy cheap ones at Walmart, Target, Kohls, and TJ Maxx (or sometimes at fun mall stores like Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe) and wear them with anything. They dress anything up. I am a huge fan of those lightweight “summer” scarves and wear them all year round. I am not at home with my computer, so I could only pull some pics off facebook…but this is a sample of my scarf wearing life.

This is the scarf at the drive in. I’m wearing a sweatshirt and no makeup…but the bright pink scarf (from Walmart…$7 I think) dresses it up a bit. Notice my friend Amber is rocking a bright patterned scarf.


This is a red leopard print scarf at a Razorback game. It actually has “Hog Wild” embroidered on the bottom to show my fan spirit, but you can’t see it here. This scarf came from my fave boutique in Fay called Inscriptions on Dickson. It was a scarf splurge at about $15.

This is the zebra scarf at a Christmas party. I wanted to be comfy, so I’m wearing a black fleece shirt from Old Navy with jeans, but you can’t tell because all you see is my fun scarf! This one was $5 at a craft fair at home. Scarves are everywhere.

This is the scarf at my engagement photo session. Proof that its hot summer time (these pictures were taken August 8) and you can still rock the scarf in hot weather as long as its a thin summer scarf. This was a Walmart $5 scarf as well. The shirt also had a tie in the back, showing no matter the shirt, you can dress it up with s scarf.
Lastly, here are dressy scarves. At my first bridal shower, two of my three hostesses (Amber, Karlee, and Alden) are rocking some cute scarves from Old Navy. Amber has on a nice button up and dress pants and Alden has on a dressy turtleneck and dress capris. I got them these scarves for hostess gifts and they loved them. They were about $8 on sale at Old Navy.

Go get you some cheap scarves and dress up some outfits! For help on tying scarves different ways….look here

Happy shopping!


I have a problem…

I am addicted to Hobby Lobby.

Its true. I had been trying to stay away, but I had to buy some flowers for the wedding (since they were 1/2 price) so I went in. Bad idea. 🙂

I LOVE holidays. All holidays. Yesterday, I bought a Valentine’s, St. Patty’s Day, and Easter door hanger for our front door.

Also, adding to my recent obsession, I bought a plate hanger to put plates in it for every holiday. So I bought Easter plates and I found plates with a birthday cake on it for everyone’s birthday. I also bought a plain plate that I am going to paint “Happy Birthday” on to go with my cake plate. I will show those to you when I’m done.

My plate hanger currently with Valentine’s decor:
And my adorable Easter plates to be displayed later….(Look at the PRECIOUS bunny shaped plate! How could I NOT buy it?)
I am still looking for St. Patty’s plates. They didn’t have a lot of green decor at Hobby Lobby yet…though I’m pretty sure that St. Patrick’s day happens before Easter? Maybe that stuff will appear after V-day? I just know there are some cute plates with shamrocks on them that belong in my kitchen! 🙂