Saturday, February 28, 2009

I never like to miss a photo op with myself!

It was my brother Stephen's birthday last week he turned 21!! I still refuse to believe it. We went out to eat at the Spaghetti Factory it was soo fun I think it has become a new tradition. Well I decided to play photographer to myself and took some weirdo pics! Enjoy!!

Birthday Boy!!

The whole fam

Brey wasn't in the pic so we forced him ;)


Smiling is fun

Mom she wanted to remain anonymous

Kiss take 1

Kiss take 2

Kiss take 3

Fish Morgan

My teeth

I think this eyeball pic is cool!!

Our fav!!

I discovered my fat face this evening

Saddened by the fat face

Natey trying to ignore my photographing

But he came through with a sweet nose picking shot!

This shot reminded me of Kess for some reason I think she posses like this a lot ;)

Officially annoyed

Spumoni yum yum yum

Spoon nose

I look like a bug smashed on a windshield

Disgusted by my double chin in this pic

The demon inside

We had a super great time for my bro's bday thanks family for taking us out to eat and for steve being born! Love love

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ten Pounds

Thanks for the tag brit, I don't know if I will get to ten unique things about myself I am sure that I can find some super odd werid things that I would not consider unique more creepy. But what the hay here we go!!

1. I have been constantly burning myself on things lately, its the weirdest thing anything that is hot it some way finds a way to my body and gives me a wicked burn. Maybe I have super power of some sort...what my super hero name would be I am not sure.

2. Nate and I well mainly me, I put an imaginary line down the middle of our bed that he cannot cross I don't allow pillows or his blanket to cross it, I mean until we have a king sized bed I need my friggin space, but I do truly love my sweetie.

3. I would be devasted if they just up and cancelled the Food Network. I am so obsessed that may sound lame to some but I love watching people make things it is so interesting. I also I would have the same feelings about the Discovery Channel How It's Made is another one of my top favs. I think it has to do with my creative nature I love making things its just what I do.

4. I love love Sundays! Now I do love church and may be punished for this but my favorite part of it is taking my Sunday nap with my sweetie and spending the whole day with him with hardly anything to do. Its my favorite day of the week.

5. I am obsessed with my dogs that aren't really mine but I like to think so, they are my fam's. I am pretty sure that when one of the passes away I will for sure hold a funeral where all black for weeks and be a total nut job. I mean if it was accepted I would throw them birthday parties, I mean they could invite all of their little doggy friends over and sniff each other and I could send them all home with goody bags full of raw hides. Ah that sounds bliss to me

6. This is a given but fashion is my life. I love the creative aspect of it and how wearing the perfect outfit makes you feel like king of the world. I would love to live in NYC but I would be afraid to leave my family for that long. Maybe Cali would do...we will see. I don't think that I always present myself as a fashion enthusiast I have a huge closet full of amazing clothes but most of the time if you see me during the week I am wearing holey jeans, my old school black cons, and a T. Now you won't find me blaming this on my laziness (which is the real reason) I just blame it on my current living environment ;)

7. I am not sure when we will have kids. I am the go with the flow person, plus I am so so not ready for that kind of responsibility I can barely keep my head on straight. I told my mom yesterday that 30 is my deadline and she said that I better not wait that long she needs a grand baby before then. I hope that I will want one some day that is the only thing that really worries me....humphhhh. Time will tell

8. I have been obsessed with my weight lately which has created stress and then stress= me eating sugar which= me getting fat. It really is a vicious cycle I don't agree with it. Please can't I be blessed with a thyroid problem like my husband....also another thing that adds to the stress not Nate thinking I am fat he thinks I am a psycho but he is a toothpick and will be forever! How can I live up to that I mean you guys have seen him I refuse to be the chubby one, not that I want him to be but you get the picture..or don't I can be confusing ;)

9. Wow I can't believe I made it to nine I thought I would be stumped at 3 or somethin. I would say I have a rather broad music likes (I couldn't think of a sophisticated word or phrase there ;) I like rock, pop, punk(not the old school stuff where they were like banging their heads so hard it looked like it would snap off their necks), rap, country, musical #'s, some emo (I can't stand the slit your wrist kinds like bright eyes, I LOATHE Dashboard Confessional he is the biggest winey butt sissy pansy face ever and I will fight you on this, he is actually one of Nate's favs...we agree to disagree for the sake of our marriage ;)

10. I think potty humor is hilarious. I think the word diarehha sp? is hilarious, fake fart noises, the words turd, poop skid, dingle berry, etc. I know this is weird and that I should grow out of this but I don't think that it will ever happen nor do I really want it, its silly and being silly is fun ;)!

Well I tag everyone and anyone in the world if you feel the need to be tagged then tag on ;) Love love

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I oddly enough heard this song while I was at Old Navy the other day and it had me thinking, Nate keeps me up to date with the political turmoil in our country which I am so grateful for. Since this past week we are celebrating President's Day also Abraham Lincoln and George Washington's Birthdays this song made me really think, Freedom isn't Free anymore. Our country has forgot how hard these men worked to make it so we are Free to be in a sense. Hopefully we can remember before its too late. I love this country and am grateful for it and being able to live here and for all those who have lost their lives to give us the liberty to be Free.

Freedom song lyrics:

Everything I have, everything I own
All my mistakes man you already know
I wanna be free, I wanna be free

From Senegal West Africa
To St. Louis, Missouri
Thanks to Katherine Dunham
For giving my pops his glory
He came down with his drum
And a dream to change the world
In a free upliftin world
And thats all he ever want
Mom came a little after
Gave birth to my brother
then all of the pressure
Made em’ fight one another
See, the pain would never last
Did the best with what they had
He knew the world was out for grabs
And he searched to find his

Freedom, Freedom, Freedom
Oh Freedom
Everything I have, everything I own
All my mistakes man, you already know
I wanna be free (free), I wanna be free
So I search to find my (find my)
Freedom, Freedom, (Ohh yeaaa) Freedom, Freedom
Everything I have, everything I own
All my mistakes girl, you already know
I wanna be free (free), I wanna be free (free) yeah
Akon Lyrics on

As a kid I never knew
I’d have to hustle just to make it through
So I found myself skipping school
Cause’ the girls don’t think I’m cool
And because of that I didn’t care
Wether or not I went to jail
I just wanna be treated fair
Cause’ that’s all I ever knew

Tellin’ me I need to slow down
Cause’ everybody in the whole town
Cause’ they know how I get down
Far enough from another town
Can you believe we still around?
After so many hit the ground
And we ain’t gon stop now
Until we get that ..

Freedom (Ooooh) Freedom,(oOOoh) Freedom, (Ooooh) Freedom
Everything I have (have) everything I own (own)
All my mistakes man you already know yeahh
I wanna be free (free) I wanna be free (free)

Won’t stop til’ I find my ..
Freedom (My Freedom!!) Freedom (My Freedom!!), Freedom Ouuuh Freedom
Everything I have (have) everything I own (own)
All my mistakes girl you already know yeaaah
I wanna be free (free), I wanna be free (free)

If you wanna be free, and the land is drug free
Put your hands up (hey) put your hands up (hey)
If you wanna be free, from all your misery
put your hands up (hey) put your hands up (hey)
If you wanna be free, with plenty money (hey)
put your hands up, put your hands up
If you wanna be free, just praise to your ….
put your hands (hey) up, put your hands up (hey)

Freedom (Ooooh) Freedom, (Freedom) Freedom, (Ooooh) Freedom
Everything I have, everything I own
All my mistakes girl you already know
I wanna be free (wanna be free), I wanna be free (wanna be free yea)

Monday, February 16, 2009

The big game and dah boyzz

These are long over due pics but my computer was not letting me upload them! We had a super fun time for super bowl as we always do at my parents house. My Mom and I made like way too much food it was all super tasty even though the Cardinals lost and Nate's Steelers won. He said he needed to cheer for them since Terry Bradshaw played for them since he was a Bradshaw and all, I just usually root for the underdogs its funner that way.Making the huge spread

Kirb beggin for some scrapes

Ben doing the same

Yummy Taco Soup

My cute Mom and Sis
Me and Kenz

Me and my Madre

Tough Natey

Steelers are #1

We took the boys back to our house for the week since my family was going to Disneyworld for the week. They were little stink pots though I mean just cause I love on them a ton whenever we come down they thought that they could walk all over me! The question that I kept asking myself was, "Am I ready for a dog?" The answer to that question was I don't think our apartment is ready for a dog, we have no yard! That is just cruel punishment for a pooch! But let me get one thing straight Kirby was really really good and was handsomely rewarded, Neeko although really cute and studly was not so good and was in time out atleast once a day. But alas I still love the pooches and Natey loved having them here too they got to bond and it was so precious! Here are some pics from our photo shoot:

My cute baby Neeko

Ohhh I love that face

Neeko and his Natey

Neeko's famous "Look" its a cross between smiling and yawning we think

Again with the look ;)

Ahh my sweet boys (minus Ben)

Its been a fun couple of weeks for the Bshaws that is for sure more to come soon love love.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I love you Natey

I love my husband sooo so so much! -Caution- this will be a mushy blog so deal with it ;)! He works so hard everyday, he is one of the most dedicated people I have ever met. He is completely the definition of what a hubby should be he takes such great care of our family. He works 30 hours a week plus takes 18 credits at school, I feel sometimes like I never measure up to what kind of wife he deserves. Alas that is why I strive to be better everyday. He even loves "the boys" aka the doggies, and let them sleep over for a whole week, he laughs at my potty humor and lets me think that fake fart noises are hilarious! I mean that is total love if I have ever heard it. This year for Valentine's Day we went to our favorite sushi place I wore these amazing heels/outfit (more to come from that later!) he took me to Confessions of a Shopaholic which I love loved (again more to come from that later!). We actually decided to go out on Friday instead of today since we were down home, the next day my Natey left the sweetest notes in all these places that I would find them throughout the day, they made me teary they were so cute.
I can't sum it all up in this blog but he is just amazing I am so grateful for him everyday but I will write you a poem ;).

An Ode to My Natey Pookins:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
I love you so much I think I could sue
You laugh when I say poo
Whenever you leave I go boo hoo
I would love you even if you grew a foo man chu
You turn my heart to goo
You are the cow's moo
You make me feel brand new
You are a master at love voodoo
and now I will end my poetic Hi-coo with an I love you!

Thank you sweetie for being such an amazing guy and for loving me just the way I am you are the sweetest boy ever! Happy Valentine's Day my sweet, I love love you.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sticky Buns

Everyone needs to make these immediately I don't care if you don't like sticky buns, although I can't see why anyone wouldn't that'd just be silly! I have already made them twice this week and gained 20 pounds but it was worth every bite! So enjoy!! Oh and thank you Ina Garten from the Food Network for this amazing AMAZING recipe! Oh and PS I didn't use the raisins I think they are nasty but if you love them by all means! PPS Puff Pastry is my new BFF! Love Love


  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped in very large pieces
  • 1 package (17.3-ounces/ 2-sheets) frozen puff pastry, defrosted

For the filling:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place a 12-cup standard muffin tin on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the 12 tablespoons butter and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Place 1 rounded tablespoon of the mixture in each of the 12 muffin cups. Distribute the pecans evenly among the 12 muffin cups on top of the butter and sugar mixture.

Lightly flour a wooden board or stone surface. Unfold 1 sheet of puff pastry with the folds going left to right. Brush the whole sheet with the melted butter. Leaving a 1-inch border on the puff pastry, sprinkle each sheet with 1/3 cup of the brown sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the cinnamon, and 1/2 cup of the raisins. Starting with the end nearest you, roll the pastry up snugly like a jelly roll around the filling, finishing the roll with the seam side down. Trim the ends of the roll about 1/2-inch and discard. Slice the roll in 6 equal pieces, each about 1 1/2 inches wide. Place each piece, spiral side up, in 6 of the muffin cups. Repeat with the second sheet of puff pastry to make 12 sticky buns.

Bake for 30 minutes, until the sticky buns are golden to dark brown on top and firm to the touch. Be careful - they're hot! Allow to cool for 5 minutes only, invert the buns onto the parchment paper (ease the filling and pecans out onto the buns with a spoon) and cool completely.