Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas Photos

packing-love all the patterns in my clothes
presents - ready to travel to des moines
christmas morning - no makeup!
they love each other - silly together all week long
coffee and christmas candy 
we played a lot of games that week
Ean and Evan excited to open gifts - they love wii games 
David + Emma = <3
beautiful mom
my brother's legs and emma
my mom got a big nutcracker -
little emma loved playing with him
-simply Judy Bligh

Ringing in the New Year

Happy New YEAR!

-simply Judy Bligh

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

I made these very yummy cookies. You can too. They were a big hit with my husband and at work. Click here for recipe.

-simply Judy Bligh

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Home for Christmas

Christmas is in 2 days!

We arrived home to Des Moines tonight and had a warm welcome from my Mom and she was accompanied by 90 nutcrackers in her house. It makes the house so festive!
Simply Judy Bligh

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Creative Christmas tree

3 more days until Christmas!

I love creative things like this bookshelf tree...amazing!
A Joyous Simply Judy Bligh

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I need your help

One of my best friends, Annie, is getting married on January 1st, 2011! I am so excited to see her and her fiance, Adeng, become one. 
I need your help, I can't decide which dress to wear. Here is some info about the wedding so you can get a feel of what dress would be most appropriate.
It is going to be an afternoon wedding at a church in Omaha, NE. A cake reception to follow. The colors are red and gold. My other best friend, Katie, and I are in charge of the guest book. 
How fun, all my college friends will be reunited again! I can't wait :)
So, here are your choices:
A. navy blue and gold dress
B. all gold dress
C. red dress
D. 'little' black dress
I will be wearing fun black tights, black or gold heals, and a sweater/cardigan of some short over the 'winning' dress. 
OK! VOTE on the side bar in the upper right corner!!!!
Can't wait to see what everyone thinks.
Simply Judy Bligh

Saturday, December 18, 2010

a bow in your hair

I can't wait to try this! I will post pictures when I do it. I have so many scarfs from David's grandma...I can't wait :)

Thanks ModCloth Blog, I really love if you can't tell.
-Simply Judy Bligh

Monday, November 29, 2010

Advent Calendar

I was thinking about the Advent Calendar the other day. I know what you have to do...but I wasn't sure why people do them. Of course it is fun to get little gifts every day, but what is the real meaning?

I found this article
"Centuries ago, the importance of this event caused many Christians to feel that it was inadequate merely to mark off only one day on the yearly calendar for celebrating this incredible gift from God. Believers had (and still do have) such a sense of awe and overwhelming gratitude and wonder at what happened that first Christmas that they felt the need for a period of preparation immediately beforehand. They could then not only take time themselves to meditate on it, but also teach their children the tremendous significance of Christmas." source.
I love it. It is in preparation for Jesus Birth! Can I get an amen to this please!?!



Monday, November 22, 2010

AMA's best dressed

There are a lot of weird outfits at the AMAs. I didn't even want to put those ugly things on my blog. So I chose the best:

-simply Judy Bligh

Sunday, November 14, 2010

An early new years resolution

photo source
I decided to make a new years resolution, starting today. 
Let me explain. I sent my Mom's birthday card on Friday, November 12. Her birthday was the NEXT day Saturday, November 13. COME ON...this is not email, Judy, it takes a couple of DAYS to get from one mailbox to the other!
I am so disappointed in myself, I honestly can't think of one birthday card that arrived on time in the year 2010. So sad.

The resolution:
In the year 2011, I will put forth every effort to get birthday cards out early or on time.

How am I going to do this you ask? I have a couple of ideas that I am excited to implement this year:
  1. Make a list of all the birthdays I need to remember 
  2. Put all the birthdays in my phone under their contact and have my phone remind me a week in advance (I don't know if this is possible, but David will help me figure it out. Maybe there is a phone app for this)
  3. Start buying birthday cards in advance to have on hand, so when I remember, I will have a bunch purchased (or made by me, a designer. Go figure, what a thought...maybe making birthday cards is a good resolution for next year if this one goes well)
That is all the ideas I can think of right now. How do you do it? Do you have any great ideas you want to share with me?
Can't wait to hear your resolutions! Lets see how I do with this one :) 
Cute colorful mailboxes to keep us all inspired to use them more, esp. for birthday cards:

-simply JUDY BLIGH

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Niece and Aunt look alike

I wanted to compare how similar my niece (Emma) and I look.
Below are side by side pictures when I was 3, which is her age now!
Same hair style and hair type. Her hair is more light and red than mine was. I think we have the same nose. Do you see the similarities?

Here is us now, present day:

-simply JUDY BLIGH

Monday, October 25, 2010

Remember the Picture

In honor of "Remember the Alamo", I wanted to do "Remember the Picture" at the Alamo. I have a picture of Justine and I at the Alamo in June of 2006. I thought, "How fun would it be to recreate the same picture and see how we have changed while we are there."
Enough said.

(June, 2006):

(October, 2010):
What a difference 4 years can make. Justine is wearing blue shirts in both pictures. lol.
-simply JUDY BLIGH

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Orange Cup

Tonight my family and I walked around this shopping center in San Antonio, TX. My brother Joe and I went to this place called Orange Cup. It serves frozen yogurt. 

I loved everything about it! 

Healthy, modern/clean design, fun, and "green" all at the same time. Joe said that the interior reminded him of an Apple store....this is a good comparison. The worker was so nice and gave us samples to try of the 4 frozen yogurt flavors there. You can add healthy mix-ins with your frozen yogurt or you can get it blended like a smoothie. They had this thing where you can plug in your iPod and play your own music in the store. Joe plugged his phone into it and it worked. Maybe everywhere does this, but this is the first time I have seen it.  I will posts pics later of my own experience there, but here are some off their website. A very cool website too.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A bride you will never forget

Look at this wedding dress. Dramatic. Can't decide if I love it or hate it. It is a piece of art if I do say so myself. More for a runway rather than a wedding in the midwest!