Living free because Jesus Christ chose me. Wife to Anthony, mom to Samuel. Love reading, blogging, crafting & cooking! Sac State MA alumni, passionate about life.


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Friday Faves, Coffee Date, & InstaFriday

If we were to sit and have coffee today, I'd tell you that this has been a busy week.

Last Saturday, my sister-in-law, Brianna, got married. The wedding was beautiful and the food, primarily made by my mother-in-law and her family, was delicious. The cake was gone in no time and was heavenly. Brianna was a beautiful bride and Chad (her new hubby) is a wonderful fit for her and our family. 

photo credit: Benton Studios

Their wedding helped me realize that I'm not perfect or in control of really anything. If it weren't for Jesus, I'd be nothing. I'm so grateful for the people in my life that love me and stick around as I learn to become more like Jesus. 

Instagramed pictures from the wedding: 

Like my mani/pedi? Tonya (PC's wife) came to the rescue and painted them for me! P.S. Big, curly hair is an all-time favorite.

The Hubster & Me

Anthony & Donna (his mom, my mother-in-law)

Scott (my father-in-law) & Me

If we had coffee, I'd tell you that Scott & Donna are the most wonderful in-laws I could have ever asked for. They are my faves.

The Bridesmaids: Elise, Me, Chelsea, & Kourtney

I'd also tell you that I have a really thoughtful and incredibly sweet Hubster. Whenever we grocery shop together, he always asks me if I want flowers. This time, accompanied by our cousin, Brittany, I said yes. She helped him pick out a beautiful bouquet. 

When I Instagrammed the picture of the flowers, I said "I love pretty things." Anthony thinks cards are a waste of money. However, he replied to the flower picture and said, "I love pretty things too. That's why I picked you." Pretty much the best online "card" I could get. 

As we drank our coffee, I'd probably be wearing a striped shirt or pants. I'd say I might be needing a stripe intervention. We went to the mall on Tuesday and I bought 4 striped items. Add that to the growing collection and I think I now have 75% striped clothes. 

My coworker and I have become good friends. Her nickname is Sissy (real name is Stacey) and mine is Missy. Sissy gave me the prettiest top and earrings for my birthday. They were the only non-striped outfit I wore all week. 

In fact, I wore them to the SacTweetup. Where I met Donelle in person.

Donelle is such a fun lady and I'm looking forward to getting to know her better. She also started a really cool blog, Seen In Sacramento, where she talks about how awesome our town/city is.

One of my favorite things things about working downtown is the horse police. They are awesome, especially when they cross the street like pedestrians do!

Please don't stage a stripe intervention on me, I have a few more striped outfits I have my eye on!

What have you been up to this week? 

Linking up with Rachel, Alissa, and Jeanett!


Insta-Friday, June 24, 2011 Edition

I am joining Jeanett at Life Rearranged for another edition of Insta-Friday, posting all of the pictures I've taken during this week.

We were invited to Disneyland with my in-laws and had a wonderful time. We were there Thursday, June 16 through Sunday, June 19th. So a few of my Instagram photos are from that!

Here is my best friend at our hotel, waiting for breakfast, before we went to the Magic Kingdom!

One of the reasons, we love Disneyland is because of the amount of detail they put into everything. This picture was taken primarily for my father-in-law as he owns a janitorial company. Here is a restroom in Critter Country under Hungry Bear Restaurant. So awesome!

We got to celebrate Brianna's 20th birthday at Disneyland and she was wished a happy birthday so many times, it made me want to go there for my birthday!

Donna, my mother-in-law and I went to one of the California Adventure cast members to ask about fast passes for Toy Story Mania or Ariel's Undersea Adventure. They informed us that neither ride had fast passes, and then asked how many people are in your party? I said seven. The Cast Member said, let me make a little magic for you. He grabbed a pad of these tickets and said, this pass is good for any ride you want to go on. It will permit your entire party access to the front of the line! I walked around with this GOLDEN ticket in my pocket trying to figure out which ride I wanted to use it on. Finally, after going on Toy Story Mania and waiting for about 40 minutes the first time, I decided we should use it on Toy Story again! We got to walk right up the exit and handed this ticket to the Cast Member and they let us right on the ride. YIPPEE!

This is my new lunch bag. The best thing about this is that it is made of neoprene and I can wash it in the washing machine!!! I really am a germ-a-phobe, so this is great news for me.


This afternoon, about 50 NASCAR big rig haulers drove by my work (near the downtown Capitol). They were honking their horns and drumming up support for the Sprint Cup Series and their race next week at Infineon Raceway (yes, I've been there thanks to my Dad bringing me!). This is #14-Tony Stewart's hauler and I thought this was pretty cool. The Sacramento Bee has an article about this event.

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Insta-Friday, June 17, 2011 Edition

Today I am joining Jeanett who blogs at Life Rearranged for my first posting of Instagram pictures taken during this week!

Here is what I took:

Anthony & I went to House Kitchen and Bar on Friday night for dinner and a date. 

My new sewing machine. You can read my post about it here.

My desk-sized sandbox aka zen garden. Heidi, my middle sister, gave this to me for Christmas. I've wanted one for as long as I've had a desk and she (and her hubs) got it for me!

Mati's Indian Express. My friend and I went here for lunch and enjoyed some delicious food.  On the left is Lamb Curry, on the right is Chicken Tikka Masala. 

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