Tuesday, December 13, 2011

{Laced Hair Extensions} Before and Afters

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A little Hair Extension "Before and After" for your viewing pleasure..
The method that I used on Taylor was the {Laced} Keratin bonds. The hair is 100% human remy hair and will last for up to 4 months!! Isn't she a beauty?!! 
Ah how I love Hair 


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas party

This weekend was our church Christmas party... 
I made North Pole cupcakes, and there were hundreds of adorable yummies there as well! 
Noah sang in the Christmas pageant, wearing his superman shirt.. 
So appropriate right?

Computer printouts
Coconut {for the snow}

 Noah helped me add the swirlies.....  Such a big helper... 

Don't they look so great thrown into my cardboard box?
Dear Santa- I WANT a cupcake carrier.....

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Some Christmas and a Liebster blog award

Like I said, because we are going out of town next week and I am not putting up a tree just say it, I am a grinch (before his heart grew) and a scrooge and what ever else you want to call me. It has not felt the same this Christmas season and I can't wait to get to my Mom's house in Utah and smell her fresh pine tree!! Oh and chase Luke around so he wont destroy it!
I have been craving some egg nog and haven't made any yet.. after seeing some of these yummies I think that is on the agenda for this weekend! 

 Egg nog marshmallows 

Egg nog Macaroons

Ah how I love everything Philosophy

This candle is gracing my house this holiday, picked it up from Anthro.. delish

eggnog cookies

Eggnog cupcakes

The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200followers. Liebster is a German word and Liebe means LOVE,  and as you all know my hubs and my babes speak German (Alex is from Austria) so I was even a little more excited to recieve it! -- The lovely Kristen from Whiskey Tango Foxtrot passed it on to me!!! (Thanks girl) ; 
Here's how it works:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you. (http://wtfarmywife.blogspot.com)
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love, too!
Here are my my top 5 picks:
in no particular order

1. Alyx from Everyday is a new adventure ( So fitting she lives in Germany)
3. Elana from Mrs. Schneed
4. Elyse from Beard
5. Stephanie from Stephanie Leann

All images via my pinterest


I can't believe I only have one more month until my little guy is 1 year old? Where does this time creep away to? He is still me little green eyed, bald, ball of smiles!!!
Momma loves you baby boy!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sweet Chili

Hi Lovers, Algum was craving chili dogs, so being the perfect wife  of course I wanted to make it.. I read through my recipe books and thought that most of them sounded and looked just like my taco soup....  I was thinking of how to make it different, sweet even, I know I am not the one who came up with it, but I thought to add 3 TBS of maple syrup... ah so Delish and it made a perfect meal for the cold Michigan nights! 
Alex made his into a Chili dog, and I tried to be healthy and just had a bowl... boring!! looking at the pictures now I am mad and sad  that I was so lame and didn't go all out.... 

 Chili is one of those things that if you are missing a few ingredients or feel crazy and wild and want to add something , its not like there are any rules... But here is how I made it this time who knows it might change......

1 lbLean Meat, beef, chicken, pork, turkey or any other lean meat.
Can Be Ground, chopped sliced or cut into small bitesize pieces.

1/2 can
Small Onion, chopped

4oz of tomato paste
1 can(15 Oz) of Stewed Tomatoes, plain or any flavor
1  or 2 cans( 15 Oz at least) of Beans, any type except "baked"  
1 1/2 TbspMinced Garlic or 3 Whole Cloves
3 TbspReal Maple Syrup

2 cans

1 can

1 tsp

1 tsp         
whole red pepper

green chilis

sweet corn

cumin (more to taste)


Salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsOlive Oil
In a medium sauce pan or large skillet, Saute onions over medium high heat until transparent in a small amount of olive oil. I use a medium size cast iron pot or my large cast iron skillet.
Add meat and cook until meat is done but do not over cook. Drizzle more olive oil if needed to keep meat from sticking.
After meat is cooked, add tomatoes, garlic, beans, corn, chilis Mix well.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper, cumin and parsley to taste.
Add Maple syrup. The amount can vary depending on sweetness wanted.
Heat slowly over low to medium until beans are heated through. Do not boil or over cook.
Enjoy and you can thank me later!! 

 It was even a big hit with Noah, I just had to tell him it was Ketchup soup... 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New York and Piper Jane

 Visiting my bestie also means we get to head to Pipers house (as Reagan calls it) Piper is 4 years old and lives at a children's rehabilitation center. When we get there Reagan first heads over to the drawers and picks out an ever so hip or thrifted outfit for Piper. She then brushes Piper's curly, blond locks and usually puts it into a very "in" halo braid. When Jake is there Piper grabs his hands and raises them up, that means she wants to be on Daddy's shoulders. The relationship between this cute little family  is truly inspiring, Reagan has such a fun and positive attitude about Pip Squeak (one of her many nicknames). Piper loves many things just like any other four year old, Having her Momma Reagan read her stories, play with little action figures and bears,  watching Yo Gabba Gabba on the I-pad, and playing with her little buddies when they come for a visit.. 

I took some Q and A's right off Reagans Blob 
 Q: What is Piper Jane’s condition called and how does it effect her?
A: It’s called CCMS and it mostly effects Piper Jane physically, specifically with her respiratory system. There are many minor anomalies, but the bigger ones are that she has an underdeveloped chin, a severely crooked spine and is missing half of her rib cage. The combination of these problems prevents her from breathing on her own, so she relies on a ventilator. She requires so much support that it’s not safe for her to be home with us. Which is basically suck-central.

Q: Lots of people can live at home on ventilators, why do you choose to have Pippy in the hospital?
A: I know, thanks for rubbing it in! It would be completely dangerous to have a child so fragile and vent dependent away from regular doctor/nurse care. Plus we’re just not even allowed…meaning, it’s not even an option for us.

 Piper and Luke played soo cute together... 

 Of course all three cuties couldn't be looking at one time right?

 Playing at the Park

 Tickles from brother

 Mr. Model face

This night we headed downtown to get Pizza, Jake was adorable with little Noah and told him we were going to be having "Monkey Pizza"

 On the Subway

Thanks again for the fun time Brienholts' we love you and will see you soon!