July 29, 2013

M.I.A. ♥♥♥

Sorry I've been so absent lately. My life has been awesomely crazy! Because....

I'm engaged!! :)

Yaaaaaaaay I'm so excited to spend the rest of my life with the most perfect guy I could possibly think of. He treats me like a princess and is the most genuine and kind person I've ever met.

We met almost 3 years ago and have been together ever since. Awww :)

The weekend started with me and Mitch meandering through Wisconsin and stopping at a waterfall, a cheese factory, a winery, and an old school ice cream shop before finally ended up in the Lakewoods Resort for just a night.

The next day we packed up and wandered a little more up to Bayfield to meet up with his family. We got there before them so we grabbed lunch and bought books and old fashioned candy and fresh sunflowers.

Once the family caught up we took the fairy over to Madeline Island where they were renting an amazing house for the weekend. The rest was filled with family and the beach and a proposal.

Here are some pictures from the best weekend of my life

So now starts planning and excitement and everything else that comes along with this. 


July 9, 2013

DIY Rose Water Facial

Here's a fun one for you all that I found trolling around the internet the other day.

Rose water facials are a great way to soften and tone your skin. You can make it a treat or a regular part of your beauty routine.

Here's what you do:

1) Get a dozen roses (preferably red or pink) and take all of the petals off. Here's the correct way:

2) Rinse the rose petals real good

3) Put the petals in a big 'ol pot and put enough water in it just to cover the petals

4) Simmer the petals for about 20 minutes and then scoop out the petals

5) Transfer the rose water to ice cube trays and put in the freezer!

When you're done you have a quick and easy way to spruce up your beauty routine. Just rub an ice cube on your face and feel refreshed!

If you feel like it you can save one of the roses, give it to someone you love.


July 6, 2013

Simple garlic butter sauce

Hey everybody!

So today I went grocery shopping, well like half grocery shopping, all I bought was fresh produce... anyways.

I hadn't eaten anything come about 2 o'clock which is very abnormal for me. And since I'm going to try and start eating healthier I've been trying to use up some of our more "bad for you" food to get it out of the house.

Today I decided to make pasta because we have like 4 flipping boxes of pasta.

But I had no sauce.... so I decided to get creative and put together a simple garlic butter sauce to use on any type of pasta.

Here's what you'll need.

1/3 cup butter
1 clove of fresh garlic (smashed)
1/2 tablespoon dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano


1) melt butter in sauté pan
2) add smashed garlic to butter and sauté until garlic is cooked
3) add your dried herbs and cook until heated through
4) put on pasta and enjoy :)

There you go, a simple, fast and delicious pasta sauce.
It only takes about the same time to cook as your pasta would.

Let me know if you try it.