Friday, August 26, 2011

Five Questions

Hope you all had a good week. I am linking up today with Mama M. from Five Crooked Halos (cutest name ever since she has 5 kids!!!) for Five Question Friday. Ya'll know I love questions. So here goes:

1. Did you make any fun purchases this week?
No :(

2. If you could go to any musical concert, what would it be?
Right now it would have to be Jason Aldean. I love a lot of his new songs. This is a hard one for me since I LOVE music.

3. What is your least fav/ most fav house chore?
Least favorite is vacuuming. Most favorite is making the bed because it makes Kat very happy! 

4. Would you prefer new appliances or clothes?
New clothes please. Always.

5. Miracle Whip or Mayo?
Mayo. I so do not understand Miracle Whip. I have only tasted it once but it tastes really really funny to me. 

I actually took some ADVICE from someone wiser than me and deleted the last post and rewrote this one. Those of you who know what I have been going through PLEASE keep me in your prayers!!! Let me know if you are a new reader and direct me to your blog!!! I always try to stay positive on here, but sometimes I just have to share with you all exactly what I am going through. I know some of ya'll have been where I am!!!

Point taken. Trying starts today!

Nantucket. Definitely on my list of places to go.

I like this one a lot. So true.

This kitchen is gorgeous. I love everything from the ceiling, to the island, and all the details in between. Gorgeous. Its funny because I LOVE kitchens and am really a good cook when I just try, but I don't consider myself someone who like to cook. Hmmm. Does that make sense??? I think I need to cook more!

This one is going to go up somewhere so I can see it everyday. I so need reminders like this when I am in a funk.Where the heck did I get my reminders before Pinterest???


I hope you all have a fantastic Friday. Friend me on Pinterest on my right side bar and I will follow you as well. I am obviously obsessed!!!


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Oh How Pinteresting!


Forgive me for being a day behind! It figures that I have had so much to blog about this week and have had NO internet at home. I switched my cable and internet service-very very happy with my new service-but my internet has not worked since the 1st day! It has been awful not having access at home. Finally had time to talk to them last night. The customer service was AMAZING! Hopefully I will be online at home very very soon. Anywho-here is a short version of my favorite post of the week-not really supposed to be doing this right now...

Hope to be back to my normal everyday blogging very soon!!!

Happy Thursday!!!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mini Vacay

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend like I was blessed to have. Last Thursday Kat and I were excited to find out that for the 2nd week in a row we had Sunday and Monday off together! We have been wanting to go to my parents house forever and sadly, I had not been there since Christmas! My schedule had not permitted me to go until this time so we spontaneously decided that Saturday after we got off work at 3 we would get in the car and head to Lexington!!!

The events between the time I left work and actually got home (my home in Nashville) are quite hilarious-now that I can actually look at them that way- but that is an entirely different post for another day this week. Ya'll will not believe what happened and I promise you will be in stitches by the time you are finished reading.

Finally got home about 3 (I left work at 1), threw some things in my Large Vera Bradley Duffel-my favorite because it is like Mary Poppins Bag, the thing is never full-and we were off to Lex Vegas. The weather was terrible driving home, but it was so worth it. When we got to Mom's the entire neighborhood was dark, except her side of the street, that was the only line of houses with power. The entire neighborhood behind her house was dark and across the street all the houses were dark. So weird and only in Lexington. Crazy.

We happily bounded in the door and I felt like I was on vacation for 3 days. I never thought I would ever ever feel like that going home. I have not had a vacation this summer at all and its funny how things change your perspective as you get older. A few years ago, home for 3 days would have been a nightmare for me, not I already can't wait to go back. That is such a wonderful feeling.

My Mom is the most wonderful cook ever and I mean ever. I am not just saying that because she is my Mom-everyone and I mean everyone, thinks so. When we got home that first night she had dinner waiting, the next night the whole fam came over and she cooked a wonderful meal! We even stayed until about 7 last night, but her appt ran late so we didn't get to enjoy it last night, but you better believe I brought leftovers home! In addition to seeing my Mom-which was the biggest treat of all, I got to see my brother Bo, who I know I have written about before, but I just adore him. All we did besides eat was sit in her beautiful backyard and read all day Sunday and Monday. It was pure bliss. Of course before we went we had all kinds of plans, but this is exactly what we both needed.

Rest, relaxation, and Mom's cooking was definitely more than I could have asked for and I enjoyed every single minute. Her backyard is absolutely gorgeous-as always-but this was the first year in this backyard and she has outdone herself again. Here are some pics! I am so proud of her! The woman can cook, garden, decorate, and sell the hell out of some real estate. I am so blessed to call her my Mom!

Here are some pics of her backyard where we spent most of our time:

Her Tomato Garden-Yummy!!! 

Our crazy golden Hallye who thinks if she gets out of my dad'd truck that she won't get to go to work with him! This is after they came home yesterday. She is so crazy but adorable!

It was a wonderful vacation that Kat and I both needed so much. Next time I will remember to take pics of the food!!!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Oh How Pinteresting!

Happy Wednesday ya'll! It is late here so a lot of you might not be reading this until Thursday, so sorry for the delay! This is one of my favorite link ups and I just couldn't miss it! Once again, I am linking up with Michele at The Vintage Apple for "Oh How Pinteresting Wednesdays"! As I have said before, I am addicted to Pinterest. It is a photo sharing site where you can join and pin pics that you like onto different categories that you choose. To give you an idea, some of my categories are here: Pink and Green Everything, My Wishlist, Places I want to Go, Clothes, Quotes, and a few more. If you are not a part of Pinterest or you want to follow me, you can find my page on Pinteres here . I am also happy to send you an invite if you need one let me know.

Here are some of my favorite pins I found on Pinterest today:

 I LOVE the headboard, bench, and pink chair. Not liking the red that was incorporated at all.

 This would be then perfect library in my home. I LOVE the green, the bookshelves, an the window treatments.

 This light and airy room is so calming and refreshing. Love everything in it.

LOVE these pink and green preppy headbands. I think they are ADORABLE. A little secret for you guys though, sometimes my head is to small for headbands. They tilt towards they front of my head a little it :)

The Perfect Pink Southern Plantation Home. 

The sweetest puppy ever and I think its a King Charles-which I desperately want! 

 Perfect Pink Baby Picture-I love it! What a cute idea

These chairs are so me and would look perfect in a breakfast room that is light and airy. 

My ideal backyard. Love the pool of course, but also the back of the house and patio. Really like the entire look. 

Want this outfit. Looks so cute and comfortable. The pink jacket is my favorite part of it all.

Hope you all enjoyed my pics this week! Have a fabulous day. If you are stopping by for the first time please become a follower and leave me a link to your blog. I love finding new ones.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Miscellany Monday Giveaways

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters
Mondays are usually crazy days for me, but I can gladly say that today was the exception. Kat and I were both off yesterday and today so that meant we got to spend lots of time together with no to-do lists and no obligations to anyone. I need more days like this! Here are some random musings I have had lately as well as some random finds!

Here are some great giveaways that I found today while reading some of my favorite blogs. 

The first one is from Ashley at Ashley Brooke. Sweet Tea Paperie is a super cute store that has all kinds of bright colored monogrammaed goodies! Some of my favorites are:

Alligator Plate

Address Labels

Sterling  Rimmed Filigree Monogrammed Pendant

Go to Ashley's blog above and you have up to 8 possible chances to win the $40 shopping spree!

The next giveaway is sponsored by The Monogram Merchant and is hosted by Bethany from Maryland Pink and Green. This is a perfect giveaway for Lilly Lovers! One lucky winner is going to receivepersonalized or monogrammed acrylic ice bucket of choice. You get to pick the Lilly Print and what you want on it! To see all the choices click here!

In addition to Lilly Items there are a lot of cute other things. My wish list includes:

 I LOVE this print. One of my favorite dresses matches that! I don't entertain, but I could make this tray look cute!

 Ever since I graduated I don't really need an agenda, bit I still want one!
LOVE the monogrammed beach towels. I of course would get the pink with green or vice versa.
The Monogrammed Merchant was very cute. There are so many practical, cute items and the prices are reasonable too. Go here!

I have so many other things to mention, but time flew by tonight. I have to be at work at 7:00 in the morning. Let me know if you are a new reader and I will be happy to add your blog to my daily reading list.

Happy Tuesday!!!


Monday, August 8, 2011

College Prep Giveaway

I hope that everyone had a fabulous weekend! Mine is not over yet, I am happy to say I am off tomorrow too! Yay! I fell behind on posts last week, so I will be posting again in just a little while. I wanted to tell you all about the cutest giveaway from Carly at College Prep. She is actually hosting 4 weeks of back-to-school giveaways. This week's is a Marley Lilly Monogrammed Laptop Sleeve!

Marley Lilly has the cutest monogrammed items, in the brightest, most fun colors. You have the chance to win one of these cuties:

To enter this fabulous giveaway, just head over to Carly's blog, College Prep!