Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Recap

What a nice, long weekend we had at our house!

We had a wonderful time yesterday spent over at my father in law's house.

It was a bit different this year considering my sweet momma in law was out of town to Washington.

So instead of the usual big family gathering...

it was just the 3 of us....hubs, his dad, and me.


We spent a lot of time in this.....

and made lots of this!

But throughout it all....

we remembered the real reason we were able to do this.

Thank you to all the men and women who have fought and are still fighting for our freedom!

Psss...I'm loving my new blog design! Whatcha think??!

Monday, May 30, 2011

And the Award Goes to....

This afternoon...I received a blog award from my sweet bloggy friend, Tricia who
is author of Mama Marchand's Musings....a fun, and fabulous blog that you will instantly
fall in love with!

Thank you, so much Tricia...I seriously had the biggest smile when I took a look at your
newest post!

The award rules are:

*thank the person who gave you the award & link back to them (check!).
*tell us something about yourself.
*nominate 10 other bloggers.
*let them know you awarded them!

  • I absolutely love having my brows done. I find having them plucked and waxed to be
so very relaxing. I even have my honey do this on last minute situations.

  • When it comes to eating pizza...I eat mine in a very weird way. It involves my fork, 
and eating every bit of the topping off first...
the dough with a little bit of sauce is the best part.

  • A little bit of history in the book of Liz...I was engaged to be married to my
preteen and high school boyfriend of 8 years. Yup. I said preteen. We dated went out
{where I don't know...considering we both couldn't drive}
since I was 12...on and off till I was about 20. I called it off because I knew it wasn't right.
We both didn't know anything other than him and I....always together.
Thank you, Lord for unanswered prayers.

And now for my 10 nominations!!
  1. Brittney - A Day in the Life of a Navy Wife
  2. Kelly- Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife
  3. Beach Bum & Baby
  4. Breanna- Counting Blessings
  5. Happiness Is
  6. Krystal- Hello Darlin'
  7. Megan- Loving the Little Things
  8. The Workaholic Momma
  9. Rebekah- Life with the Edwards
  10. Leah- Happily Herring
Happy Memorial Day everyone!

Loving on some Target!

Since my hubs locked me out of our bathroom...
I thought I would do a quick post before leaving the house
for our Memorial Day festivities.

Yesterday I made a trip to Target for a shower curtain and to
look for a chair that my hub's wanted.
Found the shower curtain but not a chair.

While there...I realized just how much I love Target.
And through the realization of my love..
I started snapping away pictures for documentation.
{okay, that sounds....weird?}

I loveeee these pencils...
The prints on them?
You can tell I am an bloggaholic because the
package design so reminded me of a template design.

We're always, always, always needing pins to close things with
around the house...

 {Psss...those two above were in the dollar bin!!}

Love these, but I hate they didn't have my size.

I love this print...I would hang it in a bedroom
or even in a bathroom

Love these colors on these place mats.
I'm thinking the gray and yellow is my favorite.

And these coffee cups?
So lovely.
Except we aren't faithful coffee drinkers.

Do you love Target as much as me??!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wavy Gone not so Good....

I really can't believe I'm posting these pictures on here...
but I figured what the heck...
it's the real deal.
Facial expressions and all....it's moi.

and I don't think I'm doing something right.
I've tried mousse...
I've tried Aveda's Be Curly...
and nothing's worked.

So until then....

I think I'll stick to straightening it with my
flat iron for now.

Getting to Know You

1. would you rather go on a picnic or to a bbq?
I love picnics if it involves picnic tables. I'm not a fan of sitting on a blanket on the ground. Not too comfy.
2. would you rather go bra-less or panty-less?
Gonna say neither.  
3. would you rather go on a $5000 shopping spree at your favorite store or go on a $5000 vacation?
I could use both right about now. I would say the shopping spree because we could use a new bedroom suite and mattress.
4. would you rather eat escargot or sauteed crickets?
Gross. I'm with Keely...crickets would have to have a ton of butter and garlic so I couldn't taste the actual cricket. {gag} 
5. would you rather go on survivor or the amazing race?
I think Amazing Race...because I know Survivor would involve eating things like crickets...
6. would you rather be hot or cold?
Cold. I get nauseous with headaches when I'm hot. 
7. would you rather go to the beach or lake?
Definitely the beach.

8. would you rather not shave your legs for a month in the summer or your armpits?
Oh goodness...my legs. Not shaving your armpits is just plain nasty.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Saturday Morning Scene...

Note: Katie didn't do a link up nor a post...
but I still went on and did mine.

Saturday Morning Scene 

This morning the hubs and I went and got pedicures.
I love that I don't have to force him to go with me.

He loves them.

Besides...it's just one more thing he does for  
better hygiene.

 I won't complain about that!


And no...he didn't get polish.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday Loves.

Apparently...I'm the girl who needs two fans 
and two cups at her station at work.
This girl needs air.

I'm very, very happy the tree I planted in our backyard is budding...

I love her.
Can't you tell?

My b.f.f. and I.
I always have so much fun with her.

I love these birds.
I love them so much I snapped a picture of them.
Aren't they precious??

And my love for this place is undeniable.

That's it for my random Thursday loves!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Preparing Ourselves....

...for some pretty, evil weather tonight.


Praying for everyone's 
safety tonight.

Wee Bit Wednesday

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Linking up with Leigh Ashley tonight...
and I think you should too!

{one} what’s the worst date you’ve ever been on? 
The guy I was sorta kinda dating invited me on a weekend trip with another couple...
and my kinda dating guy's ex-girlfriend.
Awful. Awful. Awful.

{two} if you could be any other person for one day, who would it be?
Oh goodness. This one takes some thought.
Let's go with Princess Kate Middleton.
I love her.

{three} what is your favorite kind of cheese?
Any! I love cheese. I love Muenster cheese.

{four} do you remember your 1st grade teacher?
Yes. Her name was Mrs. Coon. She was an older lady who smelled.

{five} who is the first person you call when you have a bad day?
My sister, Angela.

{six} were you ever in a school talent show?
{I really feel like I should elaborate on why, but I don't know why.}

{seven} who is your favorite fictional character?
Oh goodness.

{eight} can you open your eyes underwater?
Yes...but every time I do, I remember how much it hurts!

{nine} do you look at the keyboard when you type?
Sometimes. It's not constant though.

{ten} when was the last time you took a nap?
Last Saturday. I laid down at 1:30ish...and woke up around 5.
I needed it though.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lovey Dovey.

I'm feeling lovey dovey tonight.

And no silly....my husband's not here at that moment.
{Come to think of it...he will be shortly. Wink}

Just kidding.


I tried a new recipe tonight...
and it ended up pretty good.

I was surprised because when I mixed up the mayo
{don't gag..it's a vital part, I think?}
and the Ranch Dressing powder, I about died at how it smelled.
{Recipe to come later along with the other one I said I would post}

 I wish I would have taken a picture so my hubs could have
asked, "why are you taking a picture of your dinner?".

Last night I purchased my first blog template package.
And I'm excited!
It should be done by this weekend!
Let me just say I love her and her designs!

I came across this today while browsing online...
and now I want to see it. I'm hoping I can find it on Netflix.


Yes, yes, yes. Anne of Green Gables.
A classic series that I could watch over and over and over again.
{We are such kindred spirits...}

The hubs and I have recently become Blue Bell junkies. Well, recently as in
several months ago. I swore to myself I would never pay that much for ice cream,
but seriously...we tasted it, and there's no going back for us.
The new flava of the house, you ask?

: Yum :

Every time I see this hat of my husbands..I can't help but smile.
For one, it brings a ton of memories from our honeymoon
{that's when he got it},
and two...it's a freakin' Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. trucker hat.

Let me just say he looks hot in it...
that's all that matters, right?

I am still in love with the name Kennedy for a little girl.
However, the hubs is not.
I'm still pushing for it.
I don't know why considering I'm not even pregnant, or trying
to get pregnant...but one needs to be prepared, right??

This week is Psych Week on Discovery Health.
Shows like My Strange Addiction is on everyday...and I love it!
Tonight...a girl was addicted to eating chalk and cigarette ashes.
No joke.
The other girl was addicted to taking laxatives...
like 150 laxatives a day.
It's sad...and I feel bad saying I love that stuff...
but it's just so interesting to me.

Okay...I'll stop rambling now.

Hope everyone has a wonderful evening.

Hubby's now home. Wink.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters 

1. Mornings.  This is what it looks like when I'm being woken up. Buck jumping sky high
on the bed and Kaci going for his ankle 
{do dogs even have ankles? Anyways. You get the point}

2. Sweet pictures. My sister sent me this picture in a text today. It's
my mom and I at my Nana's house. I had to of been like 6 or 7 here.
And I hate I'm blinking. 

3. I heart this man. Even though you can't really see his face,
I took it and saved it. 

3. Coach purses are worth crying over...especially if they 
get chewed on. I'm surprised I never mentioned this before. About a month ago, Buck
decided he wanted to use my Coach purse as a chew toy. I'm seriously surprised he's still running
around...let alone walking.

4. Looks heavenly. Sitting at the red light in front of Kroger's,
I snapped this picture of the sky. It was so gorgeous.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Cicadas Making Noise with a Southern Voice...

Just to add to our hot days 
{with a mix of some cold days in between}....

we've been dealing with these nasty things....

What about you?
Are they in your neck of the woods??

Getting to Know You Sunday!

 {so I couldn't find the real GTKY button on my
computer...so I snagged this one off her page}

1. what's your favorite rainy day activity?
I love getting everything done that needs to be done when the weather sucks outside. But if laundry is done and house is clean...I love watching movies with my love snuggling up on the couch! 

2. what time do you go to bed?
If I have to get up for work the next day, I like to be in the bed no later than 10...and sad to say on the weekends if we're up...10 as well. I'm a creature of habit. 
3. how many magazines do you subscribe to?
I have 1 subscription and that's to Runner's World. I have thought about canceling it though. I want to subscribe to Red Book and Southern Home & Gardens next!
4. did you sell all your belongings because you thought the world was ending yesterday?
Lord no.
5. what's your beauty obsession?
I have to have a good cleanser and moisturizer. Gotta prep the canvas or the paint won't matter!
6. if you could only wear one designer/brand for the rest of your life...what would it be?
Oh goodness...I'm with Rebekah on this one. Anthropologie would be a must!

7. what's your summer must have?
Cute dresses and sandals/flip flops!

8. do you make weekly dinner menus?
No and that's something I know would make my life easier, but I do know I would end up changing it the day or night of...which would totally defeat the purpose of planning.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

His Birthday

Happy 1st Birthday, sweet Buck!!

Saturday Morning Scene

I'm guessing a bird decided to take full advantage of what was 
placed there.

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Prized Posession

This afternoon I came across something that was tucked away in the closet of our guest bedroom.

It's something that I hold more valuable than anything else we have in this house.

And when I saw it today, 
I couldn't help but smile at the thought of having it hung on a wall one day.

My mom made this quilt for the church nursery she worked in for so many years.

After she passed away, it was handed down to me for when I have babies of my own.

And to think it matches our extra room
{which was the nursery with the previous owners-our friends} 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

To be Quite Honest...

...the more I sign on to my blog and see how my followers have dwindled...

the more it pisses me off the whole situation with my last blog.

And to make it more frustrating, when I sign on to my original blog with the original URL...

it's fine. Not one "suspicious threat" from Norton Antivirus pops up.

For a slight, itty bitty second I thought about changing back to the original blog...

but the thought of doing everything over again gives me a headache.

I would really love to tell a white lie to y'all and say that the number of followers really does not phase me.

I love knowing that people are interested in my life, and in what I write...

so a huge thank you to those that have come on over and followed me.

That seriously makes me smile.

Not so Lovely Thursday...

What a night I had last night...or should I say morning.

Around 2 I got up and ran to the toilet where I started throwing up what seemed like every couple hours.

From then on till about 11 this morning...throwing up and "other stuff" starting happening.

As of right now, I am feeling a lot better {and nope, not pregnant}...

but as of today I have determined that this stuff is known as miracle medicine in my book.

I thought it might be best if I stayed home today...I'm sure no one would want this mess.

So my day has consisted of staying on the couch watching Netflix and Saved by the Bell reruns with these little fur babies....

I mentioned yesterday in my last post that we found straw all in our grill on the back deck. A few people came up with a theory that maybe it's birds building a nest.

We aren't ruling that out, but it does seem a bit odd for a bird to spread it out so neatly...and so deep in to the grill.

What a nest!

Until then, the hubs and I {and a few neighbors} are keeping an eye out for anything strange going on
around our house.

We do have a visitor hanging out in our back yard.

This little turtle doesn't know this, but as soon as my hubs gets home....he will be promptly removed from his cozy little bed he's made in our monkey grass.

For the time being...Buck and Kaci will be driving me crazy with their barking.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Because I'm a Rambler

  • Tonight I made my Aunt Brenda's Chicken and Rice recipe. It is seriously so delicious and so easy. My hubs and his dad loved it. I paired it with broccoli {big surprise}, rolls, and apple sauce. 

  • Last Monday my family drove to Kentucky to celebrate my sister's graduation from college.

 I'm seriously so proud of her. I know she will do amazing where ever she ends up working.

  • This evening my hubby opened our grill up to look at something, and found a mess full of hay and straw that was put in it by someone. It's very unnerving to think that someone we don't know was on our back deck property. I'm thinking an alarm system may be coming soon.
  • Yesterday I went to Goodwill since it seemed like ages since I had been in there. I scored big time...and I'm in love!!

Bombay & Co. Mirror- Regular Price $299.99
I bought it for $49 bucks!
Whoever had it painted it black because there's a couple
spots of bronze that was missed.
Either way, I love it..and can't decide if I want to change the black
or keep it.
{I must admit that I never, ever pay that much for something
there, but I knew that I could never find this size mirror anywhere for 
that cheap!}

Hope everyone has a great night!
I'm thinking my bed is calling for me! :)