Monday, November 17, 2014

What to do with 3 day old hair...

I am not a hair person
I have always had issues getting anything actually to happen up there. 

 I have been trying to keep my hair healthy while I grow it out 
and one thing I have been trying is not washing it as often. 

So when day 3 rolls around I need a little help sometimes with ideas of how to keep it out of my face.
You can only top knot it so many times a week :) 

But today I found a tutorial and thought I'd try it out.
And seriously 
If I can do it...YOU can! 

It only took about 10 minutes to do 
and totally took my every day white t and skinny jeans routine to a new level.
WAY classier feeling then my gym pony-tail from this morning. 

If you get the chance to try it out let me know! I'd love to see the results! :) 

Also, if anyone has tips for growing out hair to be strong and healthy that you've tried and love 
I'd love to hear them! 

Thanks Friends!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Christmas Packing

I will be away from home for 21 days this coming Christmas time
That is a long time!!
 I'm hoping to fit everything I need for those cold weather 21 days in a cary on

-wish me luck-

It will be two years since I have been in actual cold weather and let me tell you 

So much so in fact that i've already packed. 

Well the clothes are still sitting in my closet 
but I did spend an entire afternoon picking them all out and making a list so I could be prepared

i like lists

a lot

So here it is
The packing list

Some are actual shirts that I have
some are not
but it's all pretty close

Christmas Packing

Bring it on winter!
I think I'm ready for ya! 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Favorite Nouns

Favorite Person


I will never get enough of this guy. 
I love you to the moon and back Mr. 

Favorite Place

I have been missing this pretty hard core lately
We need to go back soon

Favorite Thing

This Album
It has been playing on repeat all day long
I can't get enough

I am excited for it to be the soundtrack of our weekend. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The last two weeks have been some what of an emotional roller coaster for my family. 

We have lost two amazing women in our family. 
Sharon Lewis and Lousie Holt.
Two grandmas in two weeks. 

It's been rough. 
But they were both such amazing women

Grandma Holt 
I love you. 
I will miss you. 
I am certain that the reunion on the other side has been amazing
you had such a love of genealogy
and I know they were all anxious to meet you too.
Thank you for raising my amazing mother. 
For teaching her what you did.
Thank you for always teaching us the importance of education, family and religion. 

Sharon Lewis
I love you. 
You made Grandpa so happy. 
You were so full of spunk and life! 
We only met a few times but I always felt so much warmth from you
You accepted us instantly and I hope you felt that same acceptance and love from us. 
You will be missed. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Forever and Ever

Steven and I always go to bed at the same time
but last night he wasn't feeling well and decided to turn in early
I was still wide awake so I waited until I was tired and came in a few hours later

Because Steven and I always go to sleep at the same time
and he usually gets up before or at the same time as me
I don't get that many opportunities to just watch him sleep

Last night I was granted one of those wonderful and rare opportunities

I was able to sneak in and just watch him for a minute
lit by the street light outside our window
I could just barely make out the sweet face and silhouette of the man I love so dearly

I feel like my hearts ability to love him grew even more last night

There truly is nothing sweeter then loving someone with your whole self. 
No fear
No regrets
Just complete and consuming love for another 

and knowing that they share the same level of love and commitment to you

My heart almost burst from joy and love

I only was able to watch him dream for a few moments before he woke up
but as soon as he did 
he smiled a half awake half asleep perfect smile 
snuggled right up to me
held my hand and gave it a squeeze 
and whispered 
"I love you"

That moment
I want to remember forever

I love that man
With all my heart
I am so lucky you are my forever

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


I just watched this three times
and I'll probably watch it again before the day is through
Love Lisa
Love Alexa

LOVE this video

Don't Judge

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

And so it begins...

Unpacking all of our boxes that finally arrived from Hawaii has been hard

we lived with only our 4 suitcases worth of things
including a sleeping bag to sleep on the floor with, clothing, toiletries, cookware, everything
for a month before all of our things arrived

I had gotten so used to the simple life
I really actually miss it

especially now that our home is completely a disaster area 
as most are when you first move in
boxes, clothes, dishes, random crap everywhere! 

wish us luck

Steven brought these home over the weekend.
At least one part of our home is beautiful :)