03 December 2013

I'M ENGAGED!!!!

So.... Thanksgiving was amazing! I am thrilled to tell you that Brian and I are engaged!!! YAY!!!! 



So happy that I get to spend the rest of my life with this amazing man :) 

21 November 2013

Wedding time!

Happy wedding to Daniel and Wendy!! I had a blast celebrating this couple last weekend in northeast Arkansas! 

We started the weekend by having a bridal luncheon at Paulette's in Memphis and it was delish! Followed by Christmas shopping with Erin :) and a fabulous rehearsal & dinner. The girls spent the whole day Saturday getting ready together-- Erin and I have decided we could easily open up a hair salon. I curl, she pins :) 

The wedding was gorgeous and there was so much love around the new couple! I'm sad all the festivities are over-- the last couple months have been so fun! 

Time to get ready... w/ the bride! 

I caught the bouquet! What does that mean again?!

Brian & Me

The weekend before the wedding-- the girls went to Arkansas' Wine Country, Altus, to celebrate Wendy's bachelorette party! More pics :)

Wendy and Me on top of St. Mary's Mountain

Hanging in a wine cellar with Erin

Altus from the lookout! 

Sweet friends- Lindsey, Erin, Ashton and me

xoxo,
AH




21 October 2013

hey, hello!!

SOOO, I've been MIA in the blog world for quite awhile now. LOTS has happened since July and I'll be sure to catch you up... that way I can get back to blogging like usual. Because I'm sure you are all (I say that like I have a following) dying to know what I've been working on :) 

In July I got a promotion at work, (!!!) I'm now the Assistant Director! It's been so busy but so great and I really enjoy it. August I took my first vacation in over a month, September was pretty laid back and in October- Brian and I have done some statewide traveling. I'll give you a recap via pictures... :) 


Wendy said YES to the dress!! 

Hayden turned ONE!!!! 

Hayden and her aunties :) 

Rachel got married...


...and we celebrated in Nashville. 

Seth & Heather got married.. and Brian caught the garter/football. YES, you are reading right, it says "You're next!"

In August we vacationed in Florida with the Johnston's...

...and played mini golf....

..and ate fabulous seafood. 

In September the Hale's came to town

And Tontitown pumpkins were delivered to my door... ah, fall!! 

This cute pup and his owner left for greener pastures... 

And then I didn't take pictures for the whole month of October... but we had a lot of fun! Brian and I spent a weekend in El Dorado and went to Musicfest-- we listened to Justin Moore and ate good food! We spent the next weekend in Fayetteville in the pumpkin patch helping Grandma and Nonno out. We sat through the rain to watch Texas A&M kick our tails. But we had a good time with friends and family. We spent the rest of our weekends watching football with Erin, Jared and the dogs-- which is always a good time. Then this past weekend the Johnston's came to town...

And we took this picture at the family reunion. 

So, now that you are caught up with my life.. I will be sure to start posting more often and I've got to show you my new craft projects that I've been working on :) YAY. Check back soon! 

xoxo, 
ARH

03 July 2013

Adorable NEW baby canvas!

I'm in love with my latest project! Brian's good friends from law school just had their first child and Melissa hired me to create a canvas for the new nursery. I'm so glad she thought of me for this project and it was so fun making something for their precious little girl! Hope you love it!


And it's available on ETSY--> HERE

xoxo,

17 June 2013

motivational monday...

Love.

04 June 2013

Jewelry Hangers

Really excited to share with y'all the new jewelry hangers I made! I love, love, LOVE them! They were a Mother's Day present to my sweet co-worker, Shana from her very kind husband and triplets (!!!)

These next few pics are ones I took before I handed them over, so I staged the jewels on them at my house to snap a few pics.




The next necklace hanger is actually a second one I made for my bedroom- totally ran out of room for all my fabulous necklaces :) 


And here is the finished product from Shana- she sent me this pic after Jeff hung everything... and it looks FABU!!!! 


Want a necklace hanger? Earring hanger? Anything, let me know and I can make you one :) xoxo

03 June 2013

little miss...

I've always really loved this song.. and lately it's all I've been able to listen to! Hope you half way like it cause it's today Motivational Monday! Keep telling yourself (and me too).. it WILL be alright again. :) xox 


28 May 2013

present for PA!

This is late BUT i wanted to share a canvas I made for Presley Cozens 1st  Birthday! I thought it turned out pretty darn cute :) 



Happy Motivational Monday!


02 May 2013

You is...


30 April 2013

Amazing Headboard

Hello!! Again, it's been a while since I blogged. Seems like I'm blogging less these days.. but I am still working on projects. I'll probably need to play catch up for a little while. 

I've been DYING to make a headboard since I've been on pinterest. I originally wanted to make an upholstered headboard but I already have a bed and no spare room. So finally I took on Brian- as my unsuspecting recipient of my amazing creation. We talked plans a few times and finally decided against my dream of tufted upholstered linen headboard (Anyone want one, let's talk!!) 

I found these step by step plans on pinterest from Ana White's site. You can find it HERE. And now that I look back at the original bed I realize I missed a step (one board at the top) but I like my better :) 

I'm not even going to try to give step by step directions because she does a fab job but here are some pics. I didn't use everything they said I would- like I remember I didn't use screws. I didn't use clamps (which i NEED desperately before I tackle anything else!) Brian picked out a walnut stain that actually wasn't really a stain but more a paint stain... pretty easy to use but a tad sticky. 

In all, I'm totally happy with how the bed turned out and I love staring at it.. I know, don't judge me!! Very proud of this masterpiece :) 


Hope you love! If you wanna make one, give me a call and I'd be happy to help! It cost less than $100 dollars!! AND if you want to make an upholstered headboard, we for sure need to chat! 

xoxo, AH

19 March 2013

yuuummmm!

To say I've tried a lot of recipes on pinterest would be an understatement... I've tried a ridiculous amount!! Some great, some just ok, some disasters and then there are some that are out of this world... amazing!!! 

I've made these Cheddar Biscuits a few times and I feel it is my duty to you to share because let's be honest, I don't care if they weren't from skinny taste.. I'd eat every single carb loaded calorie and not think twice. They are that good.... and really... 97.3 calories! Pure and simple LOVE. 

Just a couple things before I give you the recipe... I usually half the recipe so I'm not left with a million biscuits and it makes about 6. I've started leaving out the garlic, I KNOW, who am I?! AND I don't use all the cheese it calls for. So let's say my biscuits are like 70 calories... sounds good to me! Bon Appetit! 







Garlic Cheddar Biscuits
compliments of Skinnytaste.com 
Servings: 14 • Serving Size: 1 biscuit  Old Points: 2 pts  Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 97.3 • Fat: 3.9 g  Protein: 3.7 g  Carb: 13.0 g  Fiber: 0.0 g


Ingredients: 
  
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 cups Heart Smart Bisquick
  • 3.5 oz shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (Cabot 50% reduced fat)
  • 2/3 cup fat free milk

Directions: 
    Preheat oven to 400°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

    Melt butter in a small frying pan, add half the garlic and saute on low heat about 1 minute. Remove from heat and add parsley. (sometimes I'm lazy when I don't use garlic and just melt the butter in the microwave and then add the parsley) 

    In a large bowl, combine biscuit mix, cheddar cheese, and remaining garlic. Stir in milk and mix (do not over mix). Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls (1.5 oz each) onto prepared cookie sheet.

    Bake for 10 minutes. Brush or drizzle biscuits with melted butter. Bake for 5 more minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottom.

    Enjoy! xoxo

    11 March 2013

    motivational monday...

    I remembered!! Hope everyone has a fabulous Monday! I can't wait to share with y'all (SOON) my new project that I've been working on. It's going to be AMAZING!!!! 



    05 March 2013

    Tara's Shower...

    This past weekend I helped throw a shower for Tara! Since my mission in life is to become Martha Stewart.. naturally, I took on the decorating aspect of the shower :) 



    Sydney took this awesome panoramic shot of the food area. We held the shower at Crush Wine Bar in NLR (Argenta) which I absolutely love... I def need to spend some more time in this area. CAN NOT wait for the farmers market :) 

    Anyway, I'll share some pics now of the decor. AGAIN, I'm not the most talented photographer but I thought it turned out really cute! 





     





    Hope you love! It was a fun, successful party! Until the next one... :) xoxo

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