Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Last night we carved our pumpkins just in time for Halloween. We held out because the plan was to carve baby H2.0's gender into a pumpkin and post it for the reveal but here we are still waiting. 17 days from my 1st blood draw and 9 since my 2nd. I have been so anxious and antsy up until yesterday and now I am convinced we will never find out! What is funny is our gender sonogram is on November 10th so we might as well just wait. I am not a patient person, oye. 

So with no ideas for my pumpkin I scrolled through Pinterest, found the first one I liked and went for it. I told Jon this was the first year that I did the whole thing myself, except for cutting the top. I gutted it, scraped it clean, drew, and carved. It really looks nothing like the picture but like I said, I am not patient :). Ford wasn't so into the pumpkin carving. Part of me thinks he was stressed that we were cutting into the pumpkins... he is obsessed with them. I may have to keep some fake ones out year round because he walks around with his mini pumpkin all day. 

At one point I looked over and he was "washing" the floor with the kitchen towel. Oh he is my son!

We spent about a half hour outside in the front yard admiring our pumpkins. Ford kept walking over and cocking his head at them, I think he thought they were alive. Ford LOVES our front yard because we have so many little lizards running around and he searches for them in the bushes and plants. He also loves waving at cars and people going by. And I feel like I need to mention this (even though I mention it so often) but Ford pretty much only wears clothes when we are in public. He was dressed in shortalls while we were out today and we were running really close to naptime so I just threw him in his sleepsack in his clothes for his afternoon nap and when he got up he was soaked in sweat. Thank goodness the weather is still really nice in Texas because he's my diaper baby!

Tonight we are taking Ford trick or treating to a few neighbors houses before his early bedtime, then we will set up in our front yard to hand out candy. We love Halloween and can't believe it is almost over! Tomorrow my Thanksgiving decorations go up!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Taco pizza

I love pizza. I love tacos. Why not mix the two? 

Y'all this recipe forever changed our lives. It is that good. And it is even good leftover! Score! Okay I need to hurry up and finish this post because I am craving a piece and funny enough (okay not funny)... I ate the last piece last night for dinner. Sigh. I will just have to make it again.

1 lb ground beef/turkey
1 package taco seasoning
1 10oz can refrigerated pizza dough
1 16oz can refried beans
2.5 cups shredded Colby Jack chese
1 cup diced tomatoes
Shredded lettuce
*optional- mushrooms, olives, peppers

1. Brown the meat, drain grease, and prepare taco meat according to the seasoning packet
2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 375 and unroll pizza dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
3. Spread beans on top of the cooked dough and top with taco meat, cheese, tomatoes, and any other toppings of your choice.
4. Return to the 375 degree oven and bake for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is bubbling.
5. Top with shredded lettuce and salsa and enjoy!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bump it {a hair update}

Today I am here to give you my twice yearly hair update. After getting a fabulous, short 'do back in February, I told myself I was going to get my haircut more often. I feel sexier and healthier with freshly cut hair and as a mom....the 1-2 hours away is a vacation. Well somehow 8 months passed and my hair had not been touched...until yesterday. The sweet and oh-so-talented Layla, who cut my hair last time, has started a at a new salon closer to my house and I could hardly wait for a little hair makeover. 

So I give you the before....

I know I should be embarrassed to show you how little effort I put into my hair but hey, this is what I look like every day. Actually, this was an extra special day because I wore actual clothes, not just workout clothes (that I don't workout in, they are just more comfortable). My hair is thin, fine, and stick straight so it is very easy up keep. I shower at night, let it air dry, and brush it in the mornings. Rarely do I use a straightener to even out the kinks, I normally give myself about 3 minutes to get ready in the mornings before duty Ford calls.

So for you Austin ladies (and men!), Layla Harris is a top notch hair dresser and stylist who is an absolute doll and fun to be around. She now rents an adorable space at Maison de Beaute right off of Anderson Mill and 620. Not only does she know her way around a salon but she has refinished a few French Provincial pieces in her space with chalk paint...instant connection!

Because I am so low maintenance with my hair, I didn't come in with ideas. I know my thin little hair won't ever look like Jennifer Aniston's, no matter whose hands are working on me. I gave Layla an idea of what I was looking for (basic, 2-3 inches off and long layers) and I trusted her expertise. I am so glad I go to someone that has the knowledge and experience to make the perfect cut for my fine hair. We chatted about chalk paint, sassy babies, husbands, and sad crying over TV shows, I told her I felt like I was at a girls lunch and didn't want to leave. Now that is a good haircut.

Before I knew it my hair had been transformed and lifted, looking better than I could ever, ever, ever, EVER do on my own. Damn you work travel for taking my husband away on such a good hair day. I had to go show off my new 'do at Bed Bath and Beyond and Michael's since Jon was away (he got a lot of bathroom selfies yesterday).

I can't recommend Layla's service enough. You will leave feeling beautiful, fresh, and like you've chatted with an old friend for an hour. Visit Layla's website or call 512-743-8054 to book your appointment. I told her I WILL be coming back before Baby H2.0 is born!

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