Monday, April 30, 2012

Lunch time

I don't live in the same town I work in, so I eat at my parents house for lunch. The below pictures show you what I do on my lunch: read and snuggle with the boys :)

Drakey makes a very nice pillow :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

High Five for Friday

Today I'm linking up with From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday . Below are my top 5 things from the week :)

1. My husband and I bought tickets for our first baseball game of the season. Can't wait! Go Cards!

2. I'm always reading something. Right now it's One Thousand Gifts, which my mom reviewed earlier this week. Such a good book. Throughout the book, you're supposed to keep track of your own 1,000 gifts. It's really opened my eyes and made me notice the little things in life and encouraged me to be grateful to God for everything!

3. I made Penne a la Betsy for supper last night. Of course it was's from The Pioneer Woman!

4. Loving this new nail polish. For Audrey by China Glaze

5. Going to see Titanic in 3-D this weekend with my friend Erica (check out her awesome blog here ). Can't wait!


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Denim, again

I've become a really big fan of this denim shirt. It goes with everything!

Shirt: Target
Pants: Victoria's Secret
Shoes: Payless (really old)
Belt: borrowed from mom
Necklace: borrowed from mom
Leopard bracelet:
Silver bracelet: Tiffany & Co.
Watch: Fossil
Fingernail polish: For Audrey by China Glaze

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The boys!

Introducing our 2 favorite dogs: Gus and Drake. We have a lot of fun with them. Although, Drake is the oldest, you would never know it...he has a lot of energy and loves to play. Gus on the other hand is more like a cat than a dog. We love them both all the same though.

Drake aka: Drakey, Drakester, Moose, Drakey dog

Age: 6

Interests: playing with Robert (my stuffed animal), chasing a tennis ball, licking human faces, sitting on my owner's feet, eating out of the trash can, also, I used to enjoy eating socks

Gus aka: Gussy, Gusser, Grandpa Gus, Velvet Ears, Lemon, Gussy boy

Age: 3

Interests: sleeping, sleeping and more sleeping....don't bother me. I also enjoy having just about every ailment you can imagine. My owners love taking me to the vet.  I also love eating peanut butter and cottage cheese.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Book review

Hi! I'm Michele, the Mother side of M & M. I read a great book that I would like to share with you. It's called One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. This is a book you might like to buy so that you can underline and re-read. It's about a woman who was encouraged by a friend to write down 1,000 gifts that God has given her. They range from the beauty of nature to people who touched her life, even soap bubbles. It's trying to see God in everything and giving thanks for all the ways He shows Himself to us. Voskamp believes that by giving thanks we are drawn closer to God. Ephesians 5:20 Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

There are 2 things that really stood out to me. The first is that thankfulness and negative feelings can not coincide. Those of us who get down and fight with the ability to be positive, will really be changed by this. This means when we are down we should start thanking God for all things, then thankfulness will bring us out of the negative. Just like anything else, this takes practice but I really feel this will be life changing.

The second point is called the Ugly-Beautiful. It's when something ugly is happening in your life and you look and see all the ways God makes this experience beautiful. For example, my father died in September following 4 months in the hospital and rehab center. During this horrible time God showed Himself to me in so many beautiful ways. So whatever you are going through, look for God. He is there and will show you His love for you.

Friday, April 20, 2012


Usually my outfit is not complete until I have something of my mom's on :) This is no exception. I stole her shoes from her for the day.  They are boat shoes from Kohl's. Really comfy and really cute! 

Top: American Eagle
Capris: Hollister (really old)
Belt: American Eagle
Shoes: Kohl's
Purse: Jessica Simpson
Watch: Fossil
Pink bracelet: Forever 21
Silver bracelet: Tiffany & Co.
Necklace: Forever21

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pioneer Woman: Iced Coffee

Another thing that we are obsessed with here: The Pioneer Woman. We love everything Pioneer Woman...her cookbooks, blog, tv show. She's just awesome. On Easter we tried her iced coffee recipe from her new cookbook. It is amazing! Such a clever idea for making iced coffee. Click here for the recipe.

Finished product. Delicious!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Ok, bear with me here, I've never taken photos of myself before like this. Hopefully, I'll improve with time. Anyways, here's today's outfit!

Outfit breakdown:
Tank: Hanes men's 
Denim shirt: Target
Belt: Came with a different skirt, from Wet Seal
Skirt: Old Navy
Bracelets: Tiffany's, American Eagle (the rhinestone & pink), the other's were gifts. 
The one with the large silver disk has Philippians 4:8 on it. 
Watch: Fossil

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Book review

Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) by Amy Thomas

Do you guys like to read? Both of us here are OBSESSED...and I am not exaggerating in any way.  Our idea of fun is definitely curling up with a good book. One of our most recent reads has been Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) by Amy Thomas. It's a really cute story about a young woman who temporarily moves to Paris for her job and her struggle between living in Paris and New York. The best part is her discussing all of the fun desserts she eats in both cities. She does a beautiful job of describing all of the's almost like you can taste the cupcakes, scones, cookies etc.

Verdict: Light, fluffy fun read

Monday, April 16, 2012


Hello there! Welcome to M & M. This being our first post, I guess I should do introductions. Michele and Mackenzie, mother and daughter. We are best friends and have a lot of common interests. We'll be sharing about everything from fashion to books we're reading to talking about our dogs (Gus and dogs in the world!). We're a lot of fun and I'm sure this will be your favorite blog us.