Saturday, June 30, 2012

Real Quick...

I don't normally post on the weekend, because if I did then what would I post about on Monday?  :) But I wanted to give y'all a heads up that today I did a guest post @ Bringing up Allie. Check it out here ! 

Now back to my cooking and cleaning getting ready for friends and family to come over for Italian night!! 
Cheers to the weekend :) 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Letters

Dear RB: You are the best husband ever! Not just because you gave up you iphone.. but because you gave it to me. Oh and you grilled amazing pork chops for dinner last night. ;) 
Dear FAR: I'm so proud of you, It's only been a week and you are 100% completely off the bottle. I'm so glad our little chat last week worked ;) 
Dear Georgia Weather: Didn't we discuss the my family and my besties going to Stone Mountain Park on Sunday? And your gonna be 102 degrees? Not cool... literally.
Dear Big Lots: Please be reasonable with RB's schedule this coming week. Were pretty busy. So off on Sunday and no working past 4 on Wednesday and Saturday please?? 
Becky: Hurry up and have that baby so I can see photos Puh-leaseee!? 
Dear Saturday: Can you hurry up? I'm ready to have Italian night with my bestie, her family, and my family. Manicotti, Lasagna, Salad OH MY!

Happy Friday lovelies :)  


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bauble Swap Revel!

Okay so I got the COOLEST Bauble Swap partner. One of my fav bloggers Jess @ Bowie to Baltimore was my partner and she did AWESOME! [She did so much better than I did... Sorry Jess I tried :/]

I couldn't get a pic of the envelope before my crazy son sweet baby boy FAR ripped it apart, but it was super cute I promise!! 
So thank you sweet Jess for making my day :) 

Current Crush Thursday: Polyvore

Once again i'm linking up with Danielle @ Framed Frosting for Current Crush! I may be behind things but I just found the amazingness of Polyvore! It's so cool! So today i'm posting my first Polyvore inspired outfit. 
coral maxi

Alice In The Eve ball gown
$55 -

Charlotte Russe summer shoes
$26 -

Principles by Ben de Lisi tote bag
£25 -

Clear crystal earrings
$15 -

Tom ford sunglasses
$390 -

A few quick things:
1. This is what I would wear if I could pull it off. I think it's super cute but I have NO STYLE.
2. I would never spend this much on an outfit, especially $390 sunglasses.. my sunglasses come from Walmart. I'm cheep. 
3. I was in no way compensated by Polyvore for this post. 

Isn't that cool?? I think I may start doing a "What I wish I wore" posts every once in awhile.  
Current Crush Thursdays 
Also! I got my awesome Bauble Swap package yesterday!! Jess  was my swap partner and she went over and beyond! She is AMAZING!! I hope she likes what's coming to her ;) I'll post my goodies as soon as the link up is going :) 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Into the Word Wednesday

This past week I read 2 Peter. This was the first time i've read 2 Peter. When I usually read the bible I always go back to my favorite books (Joshua, Proverbs, Esther) That's why I'm loving this reading plan i've been doing with ECC

2 Peter 1:2 is one of my favorite verses in the bible. In fact, it's in the bible 5 times. 

"Grace and Peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord"

Grace and Peace. Two things we have an abundance of... and two things we don't deserve.  Well I can't speak for you but I know I don't deserve it. but I am forever eternally grateful for it. 

Into The Word Wednesdays

Monday, June 25, 2012

Dancin for Joy & Versatile Blogger

My brother is a youth leader at his church and every year he throws the coolest VBS's. This year the theme is Pirates and last night we took Fletch to the opening night. He is too young to participate but he had the BEST time singing and dancing before and after all the activities! 

 He thinks he's so big ;) 
 Dancin boy
Fletch and his buddy Savanna
He had a blast! Were going to take him back tomorrow night :) So apparently somebody in this world thinks i'm cool enough for an award! What!?! Sweet Megan (Have you read her blog? I love her!) Nominated me for 

The rules for this award are as follows:
1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you.
2. Include a link to their site.
3. Include the award image in your post.
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
6. When nominating, include a link to their site.
7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated.

7 Random Facts:
1) DIY Stresses me out. I love DIY looking stuff, and I love pinning stuff to Pintrest. But I have never tried anything DIY. 
2) I love having blonde hair. But every time I've tried to give myself blonde hair it's turned out a disaster. and since we had Fletch I went back natural to save $$. So for now.. i'm brown ;)
3) I will do any household chore except clean out the refrigerator. It grosses me out... So that's RB's job!
4) I've been off of Soda's for over a month now and I lost 13 lbs!! 
5) I'd give you my right arm for a Dr. Pepper right now... 
6) I'm pretty addicted to FB. And my Twitter addiction is getting bad too. 
7) I can't keep a secret. Or a suprise. But i'm working on that ;) 

My Nominations 

1) Michelle @ Foodie Mommy
3) Kari @ Kari Apted
10) Jessica @ Bowie to Baltimore
11) Amber @ Letters from the Lawsons
12) Autumn @ Mrs. in the Making
13) Laura @ Oh, Laura Darling
14) Shaina @ Shadylane

I know I know I cheated. But it took me awhile to think of some of my favorite bloggers. and if your reading this, i'd love for you to do it too :) 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Letters

Dear Bloggy Friends: How many kids does it take to change a diaper? 
Poor Fletcher... 
Dear RB: Thanks for giving me alone time this evening. AND for having Fletch bathed and ready for bed when I got home. You spoil me. 

Dear BJ's: I'm reallllly mad that you teased me with an expired Pampers coupon. Your $6.00 BJ's Coupon + my $4.00 Manufacturer coupon= $10.00 off a box of Pampers!! You stink. 

Dear Amy: Thanks for our day yesterday. I love your kiddos and the fact they occupy my kiddo so we can have adult conversation!! 

Dear Fletcher: I'm sorry to tell you this. But the bottle is gone. forever. Please accept this & lets get over it so we can move on. I'm not being insincere but the screaming yourself to sleep every night is giving mommy a headache. 

Dear GPC: You made an EXCELLENT choice in admitting me. You're not gonna regret it. 


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Current Crush Thursday: Squeezies.

Today i'm linking up with Danielle @ Framed Frosting yet again for Current Crush! Today my crush is on GRADUATES Grabbers: Squeezable Fruit... on better known in our house as Squeezies:
These things are AMAZING! I love them because... 

1. They are made with 100% of Natural fruit. 
2. 2 Servings PER POUCH 
3. No mess (Unless your name is Fletcher...
... Then you make a mess out of everything you eat.)

Anyway. Fletcher is totally out of baby food, but this stuff he has fun eating because he can do it his self and it makes him feel like a big boy :) and it's healthy. That's an A+ in my book!! 

Current Crush Thursdays

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

In the Word Wednesday: JOB

Today i'm linking up with Becky at Tales of Beauty for Ashes for In the Word Wednesday. Every morning I wake up and grab my iPad and read my bible before my feet hit the floor. (Fletcher willing) It's just how I start my day. Lately i've been following my church's reading plan and we just got through the book of Job. That Job. Oh how I feel for Job. I tend to think of Job as one of the most popular people in the land. You know the friends you have that you feel like they have it made? Perfect house, perfect job, perfect family... so on and on? I think that's how people felt about Job. I mean he woke up every morning and made a sacrifice for each of his kids. He was the perfect follower of Christ. Then one day the Lord tells Satin to tempt Job. To take it all away. Just don't kill him. And that's what Satan did. Killed his servents, burned his sheep, killed his family. but yet (after tearing off his robe and shaving his head) he said this: 
"Naked I came from my mother's womb, 
and naked I will depart.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; 
may the name of the LORD be praised."
HE PRAISED THE LORD! After everything that had happened to him he was still praising Him. Could you do that? If that happened to me I think I would be pretty angry... but not Job. Job gave it all up and gave glory to where it was do. In the middle of a storm. 

I wanna be like Job. 

tales from a FAR

PS- Today i'm also linking up with Wednesday Wander with Twitter. So check that out too!! 

Wednesday Wander

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Button Changes and the coolest Swap.

Okay y'all.. I'm making a few changes around here... I'm joining up with Passionfruit Ad's for all my ad's. That way it's easier for you AND easier for me. So if you want to swap buttons it's still free :) (Current swaps & Fav's- Expect an email from me later!) I would be MORE THAN HAPPY to have your button on my blog. What makes me so different? Typical swaps offer buttons that are 150x150 to be swapped, because they offer Paid ad's too. Since at the moment i'm only doing FREE swaps, I am offering to display your 150x100 buttons! So join the party :) 

Also... A few of bloggers agreed to swap with me and after checking thier sites my button is not there (SAD) So those buttons are being removed... :(

One last thing: i've signed up for this cool swap. Check it out, and join in the fun :) 

Noah's Ark

One of the activities we did for Fletcher's birthday was a trip to Noah's Ark. Noah's Ark is a Non Profit Org. about 45 minutes away from our house and it's bascally a free zoo. All of the animals there have been injured or abandoned. They have picnic tables where you can have lunch. This was our first trip there but we will be back!! 

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Test, A Smartphone, and all of the stuff in between...

Yes, Yes, Yes, I know I know. I haven't posted ALL day. I knew today was gonna be a crazy day and I thought to myself last night I should schedule a post but it didn't happen between the studying and everything else. But we will get to that in a minute.

Yesterday RB's entire fam was over and we grilled steaks for Father's Day. Did I take a single photo? Nope. Anyway, Well his sweet Aunt Kay who I love was talking about how she hated her smart phone and asked me if I wanted to trade. So I am now the proud owner of a Droix x2. It's no iphone but i'm moving on up!! (Tiff- I know you'll be so proud!!) and it was FREE! 
The test. Ohhh buddy. So all the studying i've been doing has been for a test to enter college. If you remember here (which you probably don't because I had 2 followers then) I'm going back to school in the fall. Well today I had to take an entrance exam to be admitted/see if I had to take remedial classes. So let me tell you I STINK at math. Always have and always will. Today on the Math part of the test I had to make at least a 20 to be admitted into my school and I had to make a 36 to test into college level math and not to take a remedial... welll.... 
I MADE A 21! 
So will I have to be in remedial math? Yup. Do I care? Nope. All that matters is that I can go to school in the fall and I will walk in that class with a SMILE on my face. (Just fyi- I tested college level in Reading & Writing) 

Am I oh so happy? YES. You know what makes me even happier? My husband is cooking dinner. 

Ok Ok i'm off my high horse. Tomorrow will be back to normal.. all about the little guy. 

* Have you entered Aunie SAUCE's JUNE GIVEAWAY yet? Go. Enter. Now. 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I should be studying...

but instead I've been watching this all afternoon: 

So much better in my opinion.