Friday, November 22, 2013


Last night, I made it to 10,000 pageviews! Isn't that nice. I feel like I should do a giveaway or something but I have nothing to give... Maybe someday I'll have one but not today.

I feel like I've just been building up to Thanksgiving so much that I'm never going to actually make it. Here are some sneak peek phone pics of my decorations.
 This is a test of the place setting. I'm going to make the words on the side "I'm thankful for..." and the lines darker. Also there won't be paint brushes in the cups and it won't be on the floor. 

 This is a banner I made. I had Sean make the letters of vinyl and it's really cute.

These are tags. Instead of having named place settings, I just wrote cute little things on a bunch of tags. 
I also made this... art? It's on a canvas and I painted it and did it all myself. 

Anyway, I think this Thanksgiving is going to be a big hit. I'll take better pictures of the finished product. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Top 10+ Reasons Why Thanksgiving is the Best Holiday

Thanksgiving is one of the least anticipated holidays. It's all too often overlooked by Christmas because stupid radio stations and television channels start playing Christmas stuff too [expletive deleted] early. Here are my reasons why Thanksgiving is the best holiday.

1: It's a great reason to remember all the many blessings you have. 
2: All you need to do is cook a little something, show up, eat, and nap. 
3:  You don't need to buy anyone presents.
4: You don't need to dress up.
5: You don't have to go to church.
6: You get to see your family and eat their food.
7: Napping.
8: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
9: Turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and all the other fabulous goods.
10: Pie.
11: Leftovers.
12: (For some families) Football.
13: All the smells.
14: Just everything.

And if that doesn't convince you... I'm sorry.
love, Ellen

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Two Weeks!

Only 2 more weeks until my absolute favorite holiday. I love Thanksgiving so much! It's such a great holiday because it reminds you of all of your blessings and you get to eat the best food. I don't have to buy gifts for anyone, I don't have to dress up... it's just an easy, fun holiday where I get to just relax, eat, and spend time with people I love.

This year, I'm in charge of the decorations (self-appointed) and I'm really excited. Since I'm not that great at cooking, I thought set-up and decoration would be the perfect job for me. I'm making place mats, silverware-tags, some cute/non-intrusive centerpieces... I'm really excited. I'm even painting a big canvas with the theme I came up with (because I'm crazy...) "Give Thanks, Eat Pie". I think it's pretty cute. I'll take pictures and stuff when I'm all done setting up and stuff.

Other than that, we've just been hanging out like normal. Like we like.
love, Ellen

Saturday, November 9, 2013


I really have a great husband. He takes such good care of me.

Today, we went to breakfast and then Home Depot for a special light bulb and then got his car washed and then we get home and I ask him to pick up the living room while I'm in the shower.

When I get finished cleaning myself up, the living room looks nice and he's gone. I look out the window and what do I see? Not popcorn popping on the apricot tree... (Nursery song, anyone?) My car is gone. He's taking care of my poor old car! What a sweet guy.

We've also been playing a lot of Yahtzee lately. We get in game ruts where we play one game a million times. It's great.

love, Ellen

Friday, November 8, 2013

Today is a good day.

  • Besides my retarded cat attacking my arm, causing me to bleed all over, today has been a great day. Considering my previous state of 'trying to get over birth control' and then 'cussing bad pms', I'm elated that today, I feel a lot better. I had a great day at work, I got a nice tip for a guy who realized he was becoming a regular, a guy complimented my dance moves (which I thought he couldn't see...), I got a little nap in, and I finally got around to cleaning the house. YAY!

  • Now that I'm over it all, I'm ready to punch the world in the face. I want to get all the chores done and read books and all kind of things. And I probably will. 

  • Last weekend, my mom and sister and I took a girls' weekend and it was well needed and deserved. We just hung out in a hotel and did our nails and a [terrifying paper] face mask and had food. There was a lot of giggling and boy talk. My sister is growing up TOO FAST. At the same time, I'm only 20 and I have a husband and a degree... so... I'm really one to talk. 

  • This autumn has lasted forever and I'm loving it. All the pretty leaves and smells and sunshine. Even though it's cold, I don't even care as long as there is sunshine and no snow. And Thanksgiving is on its way! Yum. I love me some thanksgiving. 
  • I like bullet points.
  • That's all.
love, Ellen