Monday, November 28, 2011

Impromptu Leave, Richard and White Lights.

Let's see.
I really have no explanation for my recent impromptu leave of absence
that I took these past couple of weeks.
To be honest with you,
I just have nothing worth sharing.
Ever feel like that?
So I'm going to jump around a bit.
I'm posting some of the most random pictures...
or really most random tidbits of my life because
well, that's all I got.

During my leave of absence, 
Thanksgiving happened.
And as much as I would like to say I snapped some great pictures,
I didn't.
And that stinks.

I did however master my goal of making deviled eggs.
I'm the girl who made boiling an egg a hard task.
But I did it, and they turned out yummo.

The hubs and I adopted a new member into the family.
Meet Richard.
He's our little elf that has made his way into several different spots of
our home and vehicles.

Needless to say he's brought some smiles and giggles to our faces.
And that seems worth it.

Nashville had some pretty strange weather this past weekend.
It teased us with temps in the low to mid 70's with the best breeze ever.
And now?
There's a chance of snow.

I put up our Christmas tree over the weekend,
and if I could I'd leave it up year round.
I love the white lights.
I love the white lights so much I put them in our ficus tree
and plan on leaving those up all the time.
I just like the look of it.

I smile every time I see this ornament. the years have flown.

Hope everyone has a wonderful evening!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Lights with my Family

Yesterday afternoon my sister, Amber and niece, Olivia arrived into town
from Atlanta to stay for a few days.

The event for the evening was to take Olivia to see the 
light show in Nashville near the Opryland Hotel.
We grabbed a bite at Five Guys and hopped in the Trail Blazier
to make our way to the light show.

These pictures are my favorite of little Miss Blondie.
She has the cutest personality.

Momma and Daughter..
I love these two!

There was bags and bags of various flavored Kettle corn and popcorn.
My dad snatched up just enough for his ride home,
for is evening at the house...
and one while he was in the bed.
Needless to say he loves his Kettle Corn.

And courtesy of my sister's IPhone..
the life size Nativity scene at Opryland Hotel was my favorite.
It was beautiful, and this picture only shows a small portion
of the Nativity Scene.

Last night definitely has me 
antsy for the Christmas season!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Few Happenin's

I took a break.

I got a little burnt out in the blogging world.
I was feeling a little frumpy, and just not with it.

But I'm back...
and here to show you a few little happenin's
in my little world.
{not that any of it is too exciting...well, except for one}

This right here has become my addiction.
It has sucked me in, and drawn me to the point that I make
it my morning conversation with my co-workers.
Callie and Erica?
And Ava?

And of course my hubby is full force into the new Call of Duty game.
Headset and all.
Side note: I'm thinking I need to do 
something with my crosses.
They look a little cluttered.

He's so adorable.

I posted this on my computer at work.
Through all the stresses of life, I am so blessed.
I need to remember to love and appreciate the people and things around
me so much more.

And this is what I'm excited about!
This weekend my sister Amber and her little girl Olivia
are coming to town!
Notice the fabulous hi-lites on my work calendar?

...and now I'm off to count some sheep!

Good night friends!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My Over Night Stay

Last night I snatched up the opportunity to stay with my hubs
at one of the most beautiful hotels in Nashville...

The one and only Opryland Hotel.

If you are ever in Nashville, it's definitely a must see..
especially during this time of year.
The crews start decorating for the Christmas season,
and let me just say it's spectacular with all of the Christmas lights.

Because I was running late,
I was unable to attend the dinner..
so I hung out in the room.

I soaked in a hot bubble bath...
and vegged out on this amazing King size bed.

I thought the little DnD sign was the cutest little thing.
Only in Nashville would it be in a guitar shape.

And seriously?
When you are starving and the room service menu is plastered
on and in every nook and cranny,
you can only feel as if your insides are going to eat themselves.
No joke.

..and not having my wallet and any source of money equals
an epic fail on my part.
So the hubs so nicely brought me a McDonald's salad with wilted lettuce
and cold fries for dinner.
{thought that counts, and it killed hunger}
I didn't tell him though.

my wallet remained safe in sound in the floor board of my car.

Thank you, Lord.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Art Journal

Last night I began my very own art journal.

It's crazy to me to think I have never once mentioned on here
just how much I love anything art related.

A little back ground story.
{Before I entered the banking world,
I spontaneously almost went to a local art school here in Nashville.
The criteria and the cost of the school was something that I was not 
definite about so I declined, and never went through with it.}

My grandfather is an amazing artist.
My dad has some pretty cool drawing skills, 
and my brother and sister have some awesome talent with music.
I'm guessing we have art blood running through us.

While browsing online last night, I found a blog that I found inspiring.
I immediately bookmarked it because I knew it would be a site
I would continuously come back to every day.

Art Journal Every Day

I absolutely love Julie's style...
the way she expresses herself through her pictures and her artwork.
I love that she says
"put 10 minutes aside a day just to nourish your creative style every day...
you don't even have to like it or finish it..."

It's exactly what I needed to get back in to what I love to do.
And that's draw.
And doodle...
and create.

Last night I gathered all my art supplies...
and laid on the floor in the office.
I turned on some relaxing music,
and let the creative juices flow.

...and this sweet girl just watched.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Four Happy Thoughts

  1. Rain is a good thing.
{and not because Luke Bryan says so}
This morning when I was on my way to work,
it was so obvious we were about to get some nasty weather.
And we did. 
Nothing too bad though.
2. Comfort food.
I realized tonight just how much I like hot soup in a coffee mug.
Why? I have no clue.

3. Random findings.
 When looking for Buck's allergy medicine,
I found two things of Mary Kay lip gloss and lipstick.
It excited me, but then I realized just how much I love Avon more.
They both seemed waxy to me.

4. Wednesday night service.
Last night's message was one of those I felt as if the Pastor spoke on it 
just for he was speaking to me and only me.
It was on being offended and how to handle situations when people offend you.
I loved Proverbs 18:19.

"An offended friend is harder to win back than a fortified city. 
Arguments separate friends like a gate locked with bars."

And to me that goes with anyone.
Within a marriage, parents and children...friends.
I really want to post more on this...and I think I might.

Over look that messy handwriting..
Hope everyone has a lovely Friday...
Thank goodness the weekend is near!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

'Cause Everything's Better Bulleted...

..or at least that's what I think...
{Did I just type bulleted? 
Apparently it's not a word because I just got that lovely red squiggly.}

or maybe it's because I couldn't think of anything better for a title.

  • I still cannot believe it's November. It seems like just yesterday I was sweating my ta-ta's off in 90 degree heat watching the husband play golf. 
  • I finally got my hair fixed. Lord have mercy it was needing some TLC like bad! My roots were something awful. And I went shorter. Not insanely short...but shorter. 

Note: Yes, I'm in my back yard doing my self photo shoot...

  • My hubs frustrated the snot out of me earlier. Just when I need a good dose of feeling like I need to spit nails...he comes in and does the trick. Oh how I love that man. 
  • I am contemplating on changing my blog title and my blog design. I love Laura Jane, and all of her products, so I'm thinking I might stick with her, but just change it up a bit. On the blog titles though, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
  • Wanna know what else I'm thinking about doing?? Another give-away! Whoop whoop! :)
  • I have had a monster in my lungs the past couple of weeks. I mean it's awful, and it sneaks up on me out of the blue. My husband tells me "to go smoke another one" as he compassionately pats me on my back. I do not in any way, shape or form smoke. It's just not my habit of choice.
  •  I can't believe next month the hubs and I will be married 3 whole years! Goodness, it's been a blessing!
Hope everyone has a wonderful evening...
I'm off to shave my legs!

So What's Your Reasoning...?

I know that there are a ton of people out there who wonder
why in the world do I blog?

What's the point in it when I could be doing so much more
with my time?

So let me explain.

When I came around to blogging way back,
I'm thinking my original blog was I think in 2009...
it was just because it was something new, and fun...
and heck everyone else was jumping on this bandwagon...
why not me?

And so I jumped.
And fell off a few times..
and then came back around
and I've been 
consistently hooked ever since.

It's my online scrap book.

It's a place that I can escape the madness of dealing with people,
and a husband, and two fur babes who constantly beg for my attention when I'm sitting here.
{no joke...Kaci and Buck are jeaaaaalllous of this computer. I have to shut them out
when I'm in here}

It's my place that I can get advice from women who are experiencing the
same exact things as me without ever meeting me.

It's a place that I can do fun little questionaires, act crazy and random,
and do awesome little blog swaps with people all over the place.

It's a blog that I can pour my heart out just to make myself feel better..
only to turn around and delete it because I know deep down I could
never, ever feel that way.

And sometimes I have no clue why I sit here and let my thoughts
and emotions out to complete strangers...
but I do...and I love it.

Plain and simple.


So who wants to start a blog??