Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A few of my faves...

I am VERY in to a few things right now and I just felt like sharing!

China Glase has 2 colors that I've been obsessing over lately!
Ruby Pumps (my ALL TIME FAVE Christmas color)

And Lubu Heels:

I love my new holiday Scentsy burner! I have it on ALL THE TIME! I believe the scent I have in it is Snoberry. The scent I have in the kitchen is Christmas Cottage and together they smell SO GOOD!

I have also been mildly obsessed with Shutterfly! I ordered our Christmas cards from there, started a family website, ordered some pictures, and made some calenders! It's definitely a great website!

There are lots more things I've been enjoying lately but I thought I'd just share a few.

I can't believe it's already December! This year has flown by, that is for sure. I still have more Christmas decor to put up but for some reason, I just haven't had the motivation. Maybe I will finally get it all done tomorrow on my day off. But I won't hold my breath! Ha!

I did get most of our cards addressed last night and I'm hoping to get them done tonight so I can send them off by Friday! It's definitely one of my fave things to get done this time of year. There is something about sending them off and knowing I'm ahead of the game. Makes me happy!

I'm totally copying from one of my besties, Jenna, and making a CA-UTE card holder! Check out her blog to see what she did (she is ALWAYS making the cutest things and I am beyond envious! LOVE YOU GIRL!)! I cannot WAIT! We got our first card in the mail yesterday so I need to hurry and get our holder done before the card flood gates open!

OH! I totally just remembered! One of our friends got a group of us tickets to the NYE Laughing Matters again this year. I cannot wait! We had huge group go last year and had the best time! I know this year will be just as fun! We are beyond blessed to have such wonderful friends, who happen to also be our theatre family!

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Festivities

We enjoyed our 4 day break, that is for sure! I was not ready to head back to work today, especially since yesterday I started to feel yucky. This could be from the over eating and lack of sleep...oops!

Thursday we headed over to Tommy's mom's side for lunch and man oh man was everything delish! We ended up with 6 pies and like 3-4 other desserts. It was a dream come true! I actually made an apple pie this year. But not really. I used Pillsbury pie crust and my SIL's apple pie filling she had made a couple months ago and canned. Either way though, I put it all together, added a few of my own little touches, and baked it! It turned out delish! I was proud of myself. Brogan had so much fun playing with his cousins as well as anyone else who'd give him attention! The girls on Tommy's side (MIL, SIL, aunt, cousin, and myself) decided this year that we were going to head to Legend's Shopping Center in KC on Thursday night. We left at 9:00 pm and had an absolute blast! We stood on a few lines out in the cold but it wasn't too bad. We hit up Carter's (majority of my money was spent there), OshKosh, Rack Room Shoes, Old Navy, The Rocky Mountain chocolate place (DUH!), and a few other little places. OMG, was this a freakin' BLAST! We decided that this was the start of a tradition.
I failed at taking pictures on Thursday. I was so busy chasing Brogan and eating and just taking in the family time I didn't care much for taking pictures.

The last few years on Black Friday (minus last year and the year after B was born), my MIL, SIL, and myself venture to Lawrence to just have a fun day shopping. It's so nice downtown cause the stores are unique and normally aren't packed. When we first got down there, we stopped off at Michael's to waste time while my SIL got her car worked on. And that is where I scored my most favoritest Christmas (or birthday) gift! The Cricuit machine! Michael's had them on sale BF for $60 and they still had plenty left so I snagged one up! I've been secretly, but not so quietly, wanting one of these! I kept hinting to Tommy about it and was SO excited to get it at such a great deal. I also got a few other things but they don't amount up to my Cricuit. I can't wait to take it out of the box, but I'm being a good girl and waiting till Tommy wants to give it to me.

Friday night after Brogan went to bed and Tommy went out for a bit, I got down all our Christmas decorations and went to town, sorta. I was so tired from the last couple days that I mostly focused on the tree. I purchased shatter proof ornaments this year since SOMEONE (a cute little 2 year old who lives in our spare bedroom) broke most of our ornaments last year. It looks so good and I love dimming all the lights in the house and just having the Christmas tree lit. I have, since Friday, gotten most everything out and placed, except our stockings cause I ordered a cute new stocking holder that is BACK ORDERED!!!! Soooo frustrating!

Saturday we had Thanksgiving with my side of the family. We had a great time. Brogan took a wonderfully long nap that allowed this momma and daddy to have a couple glasses of wine, eat a delish lunch, and visit with family! After little man woke up, we played at my parents neighborhood playground. He had SO much fun! We all slept great that night! Sunday morning, my sweet hubbs let me sleep in and I stayed in that bed as long as I could before feeling guilty! Although, I did wake up with a headache and that's when the yucky feeling started. I really hope I don't get sick and that plenty of rest, water, and vitamins will help! FINGERS CROSSED!

Last night, we had dinner at Tommy's dad's house for my SIL's birthday. I ate SO much pizza and tapioca pudding! SO yummy!! We were able to get a game in, which is always fun with this group of people. Tommy's brothers GF played with Brogan so that we could play the game. Soooo sweet of her!

Tonight, I'm helping my sweet momma decorate their house for Christmas! I love doing stuff like that, especially with my bestest friend!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Craft Morning with the girls

This last Saturday, some of my best girlfriends got together for coffee and crafts. Chelsey came up with a great idea to make our GF Melisa cute onsies for her baby girl Delaney, who is set to make her appearance in just a couple weeks! They turned out so cute! We had such a nice time catching up over coffee and then continuing the fun over at Chelsey's house. Some of us (mostly me) got frustrated with the freezer paper project and went straight for the iron ons. BUT they all turned out SO CUTE! Here is a picture of all the finished projects (Chels, I stole this picture from you!! It was much better than mine!).

I'm not exactly sure where Chelsey found the freezer paper tutorial, but I know I've seen it around on some other blogs. And it's such a cute, cheap, and fun way (as long as you don't have an very detailed stencil) to make shirts. I'm totally trying this again, maybe with less espresso in my system (right Jenna!?!?).

We all decided that as each of us have more babies, we'll do this again and again. It was a blast girls! Now, LET'S GET PREGGERS! ;)

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Youth Group Bound!

Yesterday, I had a meeting with my church's youth pastor, Audrey (or DCE is her official title). It went WONDERFUL! And it got me SO EXCITED! Audrey walked me through all the activities the youth do and holy smokes does it make me want to be in the youth group again! And they still do things that we did way back when! That made my heart happy. There are so many places and ways to get involved but I think my heart is leading me to get involved with the girls bible study. They meet every Monday night and Audrey told me that would be a great way to get to know the girls. I'm going to pray about it and see if this is where God wants me. There are plenty of other ways they could use me also, when I'm ready. I can't wait to really get in the mix of all this stuff! On a side note, Audrey said I'd really be great with this youth group especially with all my sass! And if you know me, you know I can have some sass (and can get a little ghetto too, but that's for another post).

I'm not sure when I'll start helping but I would love it to be soon! But I also don't want to jump in and get overwhelmed. I also think that helping with a bible study of some kind will be good for my own heart as well. I've been wanting to be a part of a bible study or group and even though these girls are SEVERAL years younger, I know that I will get something out of this one way or another.

Anywho...this makes me excited and I just ask that maybe you all (whoever still reads this since I'm so MIA all the time!) say a little prayer for me that I'm making a good decision! I'd totes appreciate it, for real. :)

Happy Weekend!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winter is coming!

It's officially snowing in Topeka, KS today. Actually, it's more like rainy, slushy, snowy mix...but still there is snow in the mix. Which means one thing for this gal!!!!

WINTER DECOR IS COMING OUT! I wonder if my husband knows exactly how much 'winter decor' his wife has. He might be completely shocked when he gets home!

I'm so excited for tomorrow! I have a meeting with my churchs DCE (Director of Christian Education) to discuss how I can get more involved with the youth. I really think this is something that God is calling me to do and seriously, I'm so excited to get involved in this way. Now, I might just help out every once in a while but I could also be taking on more than I think. Either way, I trust that God will lead me to do what's best for me and Him.

And tomorrow is also Tommy and I's kidless night! I love Brogan more than words can say, but Tommy and I need some one on one time. Like I said in yesterdays post, we could very well just sit and vedge on the couch but whatever we do, we'll be together with no distractions.

Give someone a hug or big smile today...they might need it more than you think!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Cards!

Every year, I like to get our Christmas cards out at least the week after Thanksgiving! And this year, I decided to use Shutterfly for our Christmas cards! This will be the first time getting cards from them but it won't be the first time I've used their website! I absolutely LOVE Shutterfly and all the stuff they offer.

All of their designs are SO cute (go here to see for yourself: and I love how many choices they have. They have folded greeting cards, flat stationary cards, or flat photo cards. I most likely will go with the Flat Photo Cards this year. Here are some that I'm thinking about:

Our color scheme for our pictures were black, gray, and blue. I wanted something less traditional but I still love the reds and greens, with a little blue mixed in!

I also love Shutterfly for their other products!

Their calenders are SO CUTE!

Go here to take a look for yourself:

They also have canvas art ( which I could DIE over! I'm going to take a couple of our family pictures and get some made. What a great way to show off your pictures! Plus, saves you the hassle of a frame!

On top of ALL these great things, Shutterfly has so many other amazing gift ideas! It's almost hard to choose! They have different holiday cards, baby invitations, photo books, etc.

What's so great,is bloggers get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly… sign up here: That's definitely something you shouldn't turn down!

Happy shopping!

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As of late...

I have fallen, yet again, off the blogging band wagon. Life has been busy and I've been lazy. I also have been using Google Reader to read all my blogs and I since I don't have to sign in to Blooger anymore, I just don't feel as obligated to blog. Hopefully that'll change (but that's not the first time I've said that!).

Here's what's been happening in a nut shell:

*Tommy has been SO busy with the play he is in. It's called 'Rumors' and OMG. HILARIOUS! I saw it this last Friday and am also going again on Sunday afternoon. We're so very happy he'll be home more often. Brogan and I have really missed our time with him. This Thursday night, my MIL is keeping Brogan over night so us lovebirds can have some alone time. I'd love to say we're going on a romantic date but I have a feeling that we'll either stay home and lounge on the couch, or go do some crazy Christmas shopping (which I'm almost done with, thankyouverymuch!).

*Tommy and I have had some ups and downs lately, if I'm being honest, and we really have figured some things out. Our relationship is so much stronger than it was even 3 weeks ago. I love him more than words can say and I'm so thankful for my husband!

*Brogan is sill on. the. go. CONSTANTLY! But I love every second! There are evenings when all I wanna do is not play the mom and just go to bed right when I get home. But then I think that he isn't as tired as me and totally deserves 100%! We have so much fun together and he truly is a gift from God.

*Saturday, we had our Christmas card pictures taken by our sweet friend Sara. She took them last year too and they turned out great! I'm so excited to get them edited and get our cards ordered!

*This last Sunday was my niece Sloan's baptism. My sister and BIL asked if I'd be her Godmother and I was so honored! Hopefully I can get pictures uploaded this week. She wore the baptismal gown that all 4 of us kids wore (even my brothers). She looked darling!

*I'm SO excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I want to decorate for Christmas RIGHT NOW but Tommy put his foot down and said that it's not appropriate till after Thanksgiving. I had my pout session, but I'll deal. He did say, however, that if it happens to snow before next Thursday, that I could at least get out my stuff that's more 'wintery', like my snowmen and such. I did get some new decor for our tree and I'm so excited to get it all put together!

*This coming Saturday, us Diva's are meeting at a local coffee shop for breakfast before we go to Chelsey's house to craft! We're making onsies for our girlfriend Melisa's bundle of joy, Delaney! She's due in December and will no doubt be an absolute doll baby!

I can't think of much more to gab about! I'm sure as the holidays get closer, I'll have much more to blog about!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pumpkin Patch!

We woke up to a beautiful, chilly Fall morning this morning and I decided to take Brogan to the pumpkin patch! We met our friends, Nib and her daughter Kenadie, there and they kids had SO much fun! We got pumpkins, apple cider slushes, rode the little train (mom's included), and jumped and jumped in hay! Brogan couldn't get enough of the hay bales! But he kept insisting on riding the train. So...we did. WE did. He wanted no part in riding alone so being the nice momma I am, I hopped in! The thing kept making squeaking sounds but the 'conductor' told me it was normal. Thank the Lord cause it almost gave me a complex!

Here are a few pictures from our morning! We hope to go back this weekend or even try our a bigger patch close to here!

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Our Night With Baby Sloan!

Last night I got to babysit my niece, Sloan, for the first time! I was slightly nervous because Tommy wasn't going to be home so it was just me, Brogan, and baby Sloan. We did GREAT! I only mildly panicked for a second when trying to figure out how to entertain a 2 month old who doesn't like to be put down for long AND how to do our normal bedtime routine. I had a genius idea and it worked! I quickly downloaded a noise machine app on to my phone (have I mentioned how much I'm in LOVE with my iPhone! It's a must have!) and set it on the oscillating fan noise. I put the phone in the pack-n-play with Sloan and got Brogan to sleep no problem! She just layed there quiet as can be, just listening. Thank. The. Good. Lord.

She was a doll baby and my son was so gentle and loving with her! I was so relieved! Brogan LOVES to love on and give hugs, but he doesn't know his own strength most times and loves a little to hard. But like I said, he was gentle and very helpful. I'm hoping this is a sign that he'll be an amazing big brother when the time comes!

Here are a few pictures I snapped with my phone last night.

Sloan smiling at whatever Brogan was doing

Brogan LOVED turning the vibrate on and off...over and over and over....

Such a sweet baby!

Brogan helping again!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010


There have been a lot of "life discussions" going on in the Guffey household lately and it's starting to stress me out. But I know God has a plan for us as a family, and individually, so I have to trust He'll take care of us! These are all good things we've been talking about but I tend to be antsy and want things to happen NOW. I've been praying for patience. Alot of our changes have to do with my hubbie and I know how stressed and worried he can get. He's an amazing man and I know he only wants what's best for us and our family.

Brogan has been talking up a storm in the past couple weeks! He says something new each day and most of the time we have no idea what he's talking about! I just love how independent (sometimes...haha!) he's getting! It's amazing how their little brains work, isn't it? We've been trying to decide what he should be for Halloween...we have some options (thanks to our amazing and generous friends!) and I'm hoping we can narrow it down this weekend! I'm normally very on top of decisions like this but not this time I guess.

I've been taking pictures left and right lately with the new lens Tommy got me for our anniversary! It's AMAZING! The zoom on it is ridiculous I totally feel like paparazzi when I use it! Ha!

I've had our house decorated for Fall since September and as much as I LOVE my decorations, I'm ready to take them down and get started on Christmas! I know, it's only October but I LOVE Christmas time in our house! They aren't over the top but I do tend to buy new things every year, whether we need them or not, so the house tends to fill up quick! One thing I have been thinking about is our tree. We got a new tree last year and it's a lot bigger than our previous tree. I do not have enough matching ornaments to fill the whole tree, especially after last year. A little boy who will remain nameless broke most of our 'nice' ones. CRAP. So, I'm trying to think of a color combo. I would kill to do something oober chic and girly, but I think my husband would nix that completely. We'll see what comes about....

Today is my second day off this week and I've been so grateful to spend them with Brogan! I've wanted to be a SAHM for a while now so it was nice to sorta experience that. Tonight, I also get to experience what it would be like if we had an infant and a toddler. My sister is dropping off my niece, Sloan, so she can go to the KSU football game with my dad. I'll only have her for about 4 hours but I will be all by myself so this could get interesting! Brogan LOVES baby Sloan so I know he'll be more than excited; I just hope he's gentle! Hahaha!

Today is also one of my very best friends birthday! We're celebrating Saturday by having a girls lunch at a local Italian restaurant! I'm super excited! Saturday night, we're going to celebrate some more with all our friends at Laughing Matters. It worked out that most everyone will be there either working, seeing the show, or in the show. Tommy and I always have the best time when we're there. We were lucky enough to get an overnight sitter for B so we can stay at the theatre and hang out after the show.

Now that B is down for his nap, I'm going to finish watching my shows from last night and do some crafting! I've really gotten in to doing little things here and there! It's quite the stress reliever!

Happy Thursday!

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Friday, October 1, 2010

4 Years

The last 4 years have been the best (and sometimes worst, if I'm being honest) of my life! I've spent them as a Guffey. Yesterday, Tommy and I celebrated (but not really 'celebrated' cause he was gone all day/night) our 4 year wedding anniversary. I've been with Tommy for over 10 years but September 30, 2006 we officially became ONE. I love him more today than I ever have! He's given me so much from a beautiful, unique house to a sweet little boy who loves us more than he even knows! Every day is different, harder, more fun, amazing, stressful, full of love, and the list goes on. We don't have a perfect marriage by any means, but it's perfect to US. Tommy has a way of getting to me even after the biggest argument or annoyance. I still think he's the most handsome man on the face of this Earth and I thank God for giving him to me. Sometimes I even wonder why someone like him is with someone like me. How did I get so lucky???

I'm excited to see what our future holds. I know some things are probably going to be hard and stressful over the next few years with Tommy finishing school, new house (eventually), another baby (sooner than later, in my mind anyway...hehe), but as long as I have my wonderful husband and our Bean, I'm golden!

I'm also excited to officially celebrate tomorrow evening...haha! I think we're just going to do dinner and a possible movie....either in or out. Depends on our 'babysitter' sitch :) And that is just fine with me! Cute or comfy, as long as I'm with my love I'll be just fine!

Our wedding day: September 30, 2006

Our most recent picture together: August 26, 2010

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Brogan's Birthday Party (FINALLY!)

This might be more of a picture post since I have so many!

We decided to do a Dr. Seuss theme this year and I had so much fun decorating! Everything went over splendidly and Brogan had a great time...and he got spoiled like CRAZY! This kid is set with Fall/Winter clothes for sure, and for that we're so thankful!

The only 'issue' we had was when it came time for cake. We had been singing and singing 'Happy Birthday' to Brogan for a couple weeks just for fun and he loved it every time. We thought for sure he'd love everyone singing to him and making a big deal of him. Well...we thought wrong. Apparently he doesn't like when more than 2 people sing to him. He was scared and cried the whole time we sang to him! I hated to laugh but it was so cute. After it was over and he blew out his candle, he was just fine. He dug right in to that cake...mouth first! That's my kind of cake eating!

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy!

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