Friday, December 19, 2014

A Break for the Holidays!!!

Good Morning All,

I wanted to wish you a very warm and family filled Holiday Season!!!

I'm positive all of you will understand when I say that I will be taking a break from actively posting new content, there are some posts that are scheduled already, until after the beginning of the new year so that I may partake in said Merry Making!!

So with a warm heart I wish you....


(Photo courtesy of: Mud Maven Designs)

and of course a very...

(Photo courtesy of: Country Solider)

May it be peaceful and filled with many grand adventures!!!

Love you all,  Aubrie B. of Waking Up Bagtas

Thursday, December 18, 2014

DIY Origami Flower Wreath

About a month ago my lovely mother, Denise Wilcox, introduced me to this super fun paper craft idea that she had read about and bought a book about. 

The book illustrates and gives instructions for the simplest creation, like a flower, all the way up to difficult projects that I will probably never be able to achieve.



But that is beside the point. After showing me the origami flowers she had made we decided to invest in more supplies so that I could embark on creating my own. The following post is my adventure in doing so along with the final product, which is on its way to Salt Lake City to hang in my Grandmother's house.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

je te aime Coco Chanel

(Photo courtesy of: Style List)

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." ~~ Coco Chanel

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Adventures of Zigzag & Camille: "The New Kid on the Block"

Ever since their hijinks at Camille's birthday party, the Pooh bear gang have been keeping to themselves in Honey Pot Hollow.


(Collage courtesy of: PicMonkey)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Pork Tenderloin w/ Sauteed Vegetables

Gasp! Dreaded leftovers. As I stand looking as the pan of leftover pork tenderloin resting peacefully in the fridge I realize that I can't feed the husband the same thing from the night before.

Then I noticed the beautiful veggies sitting in the crisper, and just like that this delicious recipe magically appeared.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

I Needa some Ikea

I admit, I have never once set foot into an Ikea store. So, why then did I choose this particular store to write about? I'm not sure. 

However, that does not mean I have the inability to pick items that I feel would look together. So, here is what I share with you today...

(Collage courtesy of: thelovelylifeofaubrie @ Polyvore)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree.... Fake Shines just as Brightly as Real!!!

Real vs. Fake, that is the age old question when it comes to picking which type of Christmas Tree to go with every year.


(Photo courtesy of: Lehigh Valley with Love)

Well, how about a little pro vs con post? At the end you can choose which would work the best for you.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Michael Kors ~ Daytime & Nightime Looks

I LOVE FASHION!!! But then again, what women in their right mind doesn't. One of my all time favorite Fashion Houses is Michael Kors

I think he has impeccable taste and can make any piece of fabric into something magical and beautiful! Not to mention he is a super witty and completely honest judge on the early seasons of Project Runway

Today I have created two looks for you, one for Daytime and another for Nighttime. I hope you enjoy!!!


(Collage created by: thelovelylifeofaubrie on Polyvore)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Fresh Mushroom & Sharp Cheddar Turkey Sauce w/ Mini Penne

I absolutely love pasta or anything Italian for that matter. The only thing I love more, my husband of course. 

With that being said pasta sauce is a great way to play around with new flavors. So the following then would be on of my latest creations.



Saturday, December 6, 2014

Wingin' It with West Elm

West Elm, West Elm, West Elm.... What are all of the truly nice things that I can say about you?!? Well, let's just say if I huge house and a ton of money you would be the store to supply my decor.

Once again I have to thank my beautiful mother Denise Wilcox for initially introducing me to this store years back. With that being said, let's get a move on it.....


(Collage courtesy of: thelovelylifeofaubrie at Polyvore)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Godzilla, King Kong and Kaiju....Oh My!!!

What is it about giant, fictional beasts that always draws huge crowds to flock to the movie theater in masses? Maybe it is the fact that in some ever so small way they create a reality that would be very exciting.

Or perhaps we just like the thrill of seeing huge lizards and gorillas show their amazing ability at destroying perfectly good cities. 

Whatever your reason may be, I am dedicating this entire post to three of my favorites: Godzilla, King Kong and the Kaiju 
(from Pacific Rim). 


(Photos courtesy of: The Wrap, Wikizilla, and io9)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

W.U.B features Etsy artist: The Painted Cottage

This weeks Etsy post is going to be a bit different here at Waking Up Bagtas. I have decided to feature one artist that I found, I love her stuff and thought I would share it with my readers.

Please join me in welcoming: The Painted Cottage


(Photo courtesy of: The Painted Cottage Etsy Shop)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Part 7: "Fashion through the Decades" ~~ 1980's

(Photo courtesy of: Skooldays)

The 1980’s was a crazy decade. For starters, the election of Ronald Regan brought us a new group of voters called “ReganDemocrats”. They voted for Regan and were crucial for actually getting him elected.

Little know fact about our dear President Regan, he was formerly a Hollywood actor. His most notable role was as George Gipp in his 1940 film about the former Notre Dame Football player.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Adventures of Zigzag and Camille: "Holiday Hoopla"

Seasons Greetings from the Wild Woods. Our friends throughout the woods are delighting in the first snow fall and the preparations for the up coming Christmas Holiday.

(Photo courtesy of: Selva Click Art)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Chunky Chicken & Veggie Soup w/ White Beans

Yay!! It's finally start to "cool off" in the desert. I know, how funny right!!!! Anyway, I LOVE SOUP! Any kind from chicken noodle to Manhattan clam chowder (except split pea, yuck!). 

Using the crock pot to make soup is totally ingenious! One pot for everything, I LOVE IT!!! So here is to the first yummy soup of the season. Cheers!!!