Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I have nothing for a title…

I’m in a list sort of mood, so here goes:

  1. Go read this blog.  I love reading about Suz’s life, and I love her preacher’s thoughts on skinny jeans…I think I agree! :) Really, please, go now, and read! :)
  2. The picture “sneak peak” of Tiffany’s gift that I showed y’all a few weeks ago, from this post, was an apron.  I made it for Tiff because she makes amazing cupcakes, and because I love her.  I wanted to give her something special, so I made her this:bdayTiff3 Unfortunately, it’s blurry, so you can’t see how beautiful Tiffany is.  You’ll just have to take my word for it.  Maybe, after she reads this, she’ll model and have her hubby take a new pic! :) [Please?] I need to start remembering to take pictures before I give them away. :)
  3. Marc & I spent the weekend in Lexington, SC visiting with his dad and stepmom.  It was nice to relax and hang out with no plans.  And we definitely spent some time playing Spades.  And the girls won!  The first night, anyways…we let the boys win on Saturday. ;)
  4. I’m so unbelievably ready for this long weekend.  I don’t know what we’re gonna do, but I’m just ready for a long weekend! :) Aren’t you?
  5. I forgot my phone at home this morning.  I’ve felt lost without it.  That’s sad, considering I sit at a computer all day, and my phone does basically the same thing, only it’s more basic.  I hate that I feel this way.  Means I’m too dependant on a phone.  Ridiculous. :)
  6. I need to take more pictures.  It’s weird – I take my camera EVERYWHERE, but I don’t actually take pictures.  This weekend, for instance – had the camera with me the whole time – didn’t take a picture ONCE.  Grrr at me.

Alright…felt the need to end on an even number…anyone else do things like that?  I think it’s my semi-OCD manner.  If I eat candies, I have to eat them in evens.  However, if it’s an odd number, I won’t put one piece back in, I’ll pour out one more piece. :)

Happy Tuesday, y’all! :)


Wednesday, August 18, 2010


So, I’ve had many month’s of blogger’s block, so I’m going random, now.

In case you’ve ever wanted to know more about me, I’ll share 10 random things.  Some you might know, some might be a surprise. =.)

  1. My best friend, besides Marc, has been my best friend since we were in 10th grade.  Before that, she hated me, because she thought I was a “stuck-up cheerleader.” You know, one of those types of girls.  I wasn’t. =.) We sat beside each other avoiding Honors English in the 10th grade, stared at a cute boy (I even have a portrait of him in my year book, because Tiffany drew me a great picture of him to have forever), endured some strangeness that we were BOTH too naive to understand (which we’re still pretty amazed by?), and played softball.  That year was the start of an amazing friendship. I will always consider her my “roomie,” and I’m blessed to have her in my life, still! =.)
  2. I work for a real estate company.  It has a great core belief system, and I’ve worked here since I graduated college.  I took one last summer class to graduate, finished classes on a Thursday, moved home on a Friday, started work the next Monday, my 25th birthday, and I’ve been here ever since.  Sometimes, I wonder what else there is.  Let’s be honest, real estate is currently slow.  I need more to entertain my brain on a daily basis. =.) God has a plan…
  3. I have three nieces – Allie Katherine, who is 5, Karleigh Caroline, who is 3, and Ava Reese, who is 2.  And, I’ve got a nephew on the way! =.) He’s expected to bring in the new year on January 1st. =.)
  4. I live beside my Mama and Daddy.  We have 10 acres of land, and my parents land is on 2 sides of our property.  The house Marc and I live in, we purchased from my parents.  So, I’ve been living in our house since I was a sophomore in college.  It was weird to go from sleeping in my ‘kid’ bedroom, to the master bedroom, which used to be my parents.  Weirder still, we stayed in my grandmother’s house (not with her, mind you, she has 2 houses) our first month of marriage.  It made me REALLY uncomfortable to be a newlywed, if you know what I mean, in my grandmother’s room.  Awkward…
  5. Marc gives me gifts on his birthday. =.) Seriously, he does.  On his 18th birthday, he proposed to me (and that’s a story for another day).  On his 21st birthday, he gave me a dog.  I love my Paisley girl. =.)
  6. I’m a bad wife.  I forgot to show my love of my husband on his birthday!  Marc turned 25 on August 14th.  I’m not sure if you remember reading, but I turned 27 in June.  According to my BFF Tiff (from #1 up there), I robbed his cradle.  Seeing as how we met when I was 14, he was 12, and we started dating when I was 17, he was 15…that might be true?  We were friends first, otherwise…weird! But we lasted through long-distance college and LOTS of drama (usually on my part) in between. =.)
  7. Marc was only 20 when we got married.  I had to sign “permission” on our honeymoon (we went on a cruise) so he could drink beer.  He still wasn’t able to buy liquor drinks.  Yep…that’s us. =.)
  8. I’m an avid reader.  I love books.  So far this year, I’ve read 36 books.  My goal was to read 48 – 4 books a month.  Want to know what I read?  Be my friend on goodreads.  I’ll like you even more! =.) You can find me by my email. =.)
  9. I was in a Christian sorority when I was in college.  I pledged with my BFF, but she decided it wasn’t for her.  I’m so glad that I chose to join.  It was the best decision for me and so strengthened my walk with God. =.)
  10. I’m helping lead a Bible study (we call them life groups) at church starting in September.  It’s for young couples in our church.  Our life group outgrew itself.  The model is to have 8-12 people in each life group.  Our life group had grown to 8 couples.  So, we had to split up.  Kind of sad – I’ll miss seeing everyone – but it’s exciting to see what we can do on our own, as well. =.)

And, there you have it.  Ten completely random things about me that you previously did not know. =.)

If you made it all the way through, congratulations! =.) And thanks.

Happy Wednesday, y’all! =.)


Monday, August 16, 2010

Random Tidbits…

Tonight, I will be celebrating birthdays of two of my favorite girls! =.)

And I got creative with one of the gifts.  I can’t show you completely (yet) what it is, but I’ll give a sneak peak.  Tiff might read this before our dinner! =.)Craft Preview Sorry for the poor quality – I took it with my phone. =.) So excited to give it to Tiffany, though! =.) Hope she loves it! =.)

Other than that, there’s just not a lot going on.  I’m just working and living.  I’ve been blessed with 2 great relaxing weekends at home.  I cleaned so much last weekend, that I boycotted this past weekend.  So, now I need to vacuum and unload my dishwasher. =.) And fold clothes.  I so don’t mind doing laundry.  I just wish someone would put them away once I had washed & dried them! =.)


I’m still in love with my B&N nook.  I’m constantly on it.  I wish I could find a job where I could just read.  I’ve actually looked at trying to get a job at a library, because I seriously love books.  But you need a degree specializing in that, which I don’t have.  However, if you know of a job that needs a graduate with a business-accounting concentration 5 years out of school with some real estate background…I’m your girl! =.) If only…


Marc and I are going to have a NEPHEW come January (if not sooner)!! =.)  We are so excited to be Uncle & Aunt for the 4th time!  And it’s the first boy! =.) We are so excited for Matt, Tammy, & Karleigh, and can’t wait to meet the handsome fellow in a few months! =.)


My grandfather turned 75 on Tuesday, August 10th.  That same day, he went in for surgery to have a pacemaker put in.  He pulled through, and is doing great!  So blessed to have that man in my life…Just love, love, love him! =.)


I feel like I should have so much more to tell you, but I really don’t. I will be taking a picture of Tiffany’s gift, hopefully with her modeling it!  I’ve already been commissioned to create one for my boss’s wife for their anniversary in December.  I seriously love being able to craft my creativity into something other people like! =.)

Now, if I could just figure out how to make fabric flowers, I’d so have my nieces Christmas gifts figured out… =.)


Have a great week, y’all! =.)


Friday, August 6, 2010

Finally, a break!

July was such a busy month!

Remember all this from my last post?

  • Beaufort for July 4th weekend
  • Softball games
  • Chaperone for Youth at their Summer Camp
  • Eclipse with my girls (and the husband)
  • Weekend at the lake
  • Softball games
  • Weekend at the lake
  • Softball games
  • Sewing on a very important birthday gift =.)

Well, softball is finally finished!  I had so much fun playing this year!  I think it might have helped that we won a few more games than in years past? I don’t know. But I had a great time getting together with friends every week! =.)

August should be much more relaxed, but our days, weeks, weekends always seem to fill up fast. I have a ton of birthdays to celebrate this month!  I can’t wait to celebrate with Tiffany and Kelli for their birthdays! =.)

Our circle of friends is growing, and I love that! =.)

Here are a few more pictures of the past month…I love my life! =.)

KarleighLake KarleighAva, Allie & Elixir (Lixir), Mama’s new puppyA, A, and Lixer AceAce ManLixir with her big sister, RoxyRoxy & Lixer 2 Roxy & LixerPaisley, Lixir, & AcePups with the pup Puppy Elixer Puppy Elixer2

It’s crazy how fast that little puppy is growing!  My Mama hasn’t even had her a whole month, but she’s getting taller and gaining some weight.  And she just loves on Ace!  I love watching them all play together! =.)

This weekend will consist of LOTS of cleaning!  My house has taken the brunt of my busy schedule.  I keep putting off a true cleaning!

Unless, that is, Marc guilts me into going to the lake tomorrow. =.) Hah! =.)

Alright…an hour of work left…I can do it! =.)

Have a great weekend, y’all! =.)