Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Okay So i've been nominated for this award twice! Whaaaat? Thanks Allie and Emily! Y'all must be crazy to want to nominate me, but I will take it, and I will say Thank you :) 

So here are the rules: 
- post 5 random facts about yourself
- choose 5 other deserving blogs with less than 200 subscribers to nominate and link their blogs in your post.
- tell your nominees you have chosen them for this award by leaving a comment on their blogs
- answer the 5 questions the tagger has asked you and ask your own 5 questions to the people you nominate.
- no tag backs.

So lets get started with 5 Random Facts (i'm going to try to think of something i've never talked about): 
  • I'm very involved with my church's children's ministry. I love their values and I fully believe in what they teach (God made you, God loves you, and Jesus wants to be your forever friend!)
  • I have a lot more self confidence when I have blonde hair. I don't know why, It makes me feel prettier I guess.
  • Every morning I read by bible, check my email, check my facebook and check blogger. In that order. 
  • 2010 was one of the craziest years in my life. I got engaged, a week later my brother died, 6 months later I got married, then I got pregnant! 
  • The only way I wont bite my nails is if I have acrylic over them. So every 2 weeks I pamper myself. and I fully think I deserve it ;) 
Okay here are Allie's Questions:
What is something we don't know about you? See above!
What is your dream job? To interpret Sign Language for Kids.
What is your favorite thing about blogging? Looking back and remembering.
If I could give you a plane ticket to anywhere, where would you go? Hawaii!
What's your favorite meal? Momma's Chicken and Rice.
Any pets? No. I am NOT a pet person.
If you won $150,000 how would you spend it? I would donate to my church, then buy a house and fix it up.
What is your favorite picture (please share it with us) and why?

This was taken during our first family vacation and I LOVE it.
What's your favorite room in your house? My bedroom!
Tell us a little about your family... I have a hubby named RB and a 13 month old named Fletch. but y'all know that ;)
What do you consider to be your best quality? I believe i'm generous. I will do anything for you if I can.

Here are Emily's questions: 
If you could live anywhere, where would you live? Wilmington, North Carolina. ALWAYS wanted to pick up and move there.  
What is your most memorable childhood memory. We had a blizard in GA in '93 and b/c we had no heat we had to go spend a few nights at the fire station (my dad was a firefighter at the time) And on the way home I was with my dad and we hit black ice and we spun around in a 360 a few times. And dad made it fun. 
What is your most favorite movie of ALL TIME? Little Mermaid. Hands down.
Which season is your favorite, and why. Fall. No extreme heat, No extreme cold, No pollen and UGA Football. 
If you could have one super power what would it be? I'd love to fly! 

Okay so i'm tagging.... 

Michelle @ Foodie Mommy
Montana @ SaraMontana Says

My 5 Questions are: What is your... 

Favorite Article of clothing? 
Favorite thing to do when you have nothing to do? 
Favorite restaurant? 
Favorite blog to read? 
Favorite social media website? 

PS- Today's post was supposed to be about my sweet baby guy and his life lately. I was even going to dress him up and take some current photos but he is one sick baby. (I'm blogging during his much needed nap time) So look forward to that later :) 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Double Coronary Bypass

Friday night we left FAR with his Granny and Grannanny and RB and I went on a REAL DATE. Mommies do you remember those? Yeah it's okay, I didn't either. So we got in the car with an empty car seat and away we went! 
We met up with my bestie and her hubby to go to dinner @ The Vortex! The Vortex is a famous staple in the ATL and they are famous for their Double Coronary Bypass. What is that exactly? 

"Twice as big as the Coronary Bypass! Topped with two fried eggs, siz slices of American Cheese, and eight slices of bacon, all served between the two grilled cheese sandwiches that we use in place of the regular hamburger buns."
 - Taken from the Vortex's Menu 

And it looked like this

And see those Tots? Yup they were full of shredded cheese. YUM! And who ate the entire thing? 
(Disclaimer: I did not eat all the tots. And Michelle and RB both had bites. And bacon)
Yeah.. that'd be me. And let me tell you. It was a-ma-zing. All that you could imagine and more!! 
 Love him ^^^
Michelle & I 

And to top it off? The HOT LIGHT was on! 

Best date night ever!!! 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Letters

Dear RB: Doing 2 loads of laundry while I was at Orientation? A-ma-zing. And I didn't even ask! I love you. Seriously, to the moon and back. And I can't wait for our *DATE* tonight! 

Dear Fletch: Do you know how my heart melted when I was leaving for school yesterday and you held your arms out and gave me the biggest hug? Totally made my day. Your getting to big baby guy... 

Dear Bloggers: Why do you link up to a link up when you haven't even written your post yet? Is it cool to be #1? And i'm really not being rude.. just curious. 

Dear Brit: You+Me+Pedi's+Michaels= YAY!! (PS Were gonna go on a Be Flirty wine hunt too!) 

Dear My Lovey's: Thanks for being so awesome! ♥ 

PS: Have you entered our DIY Linkup? It ends tomorrow... and you don't wanna miss this prize!! 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

It's Ok...

Linking up once again for 

Its Ok Thursdays

It's Ok.... 

That i'm a 26 year old college freshman... and proud of it! 

That I thought I had it all figured out and now i'm doubting what I want to do (major in)

That i'm head over heals in love with my husband. 

That i'm going to attempt to eat a cheeseburger with grilled cheese sandwiches as buns tomorrow night... and love every bite. (Stretchy Pants Michelle!)

That Colt Ford's new song Back (with Jake Owen) is one of my new favorites

I'll leave you with that. Happy Thursday Dolls! 

Meet and Tweet

I heart Thursdays! I love the opportunity to meet so many new friends.
Last week we had a record breaking turnout with over 200 link up's! AMAZING!

This week I'm raising the bar just a little more....
If we can get to 300 link up's, one lucky person is going to win 
250 custom business cards for their blog. How cool is that?!

Now let's get this PAR-TAY started! 

Ready to make new Twitter friends?
Sweetness, just follow the rules.

Link up your Twitter account, not your blog.
Follow your host and co-hosts. {The first 8 in the linky.}

HOST: Laura from Our Reflection

Thanks so much to my amazing co-hosts:

Maria from Agape Love Designs
Erin from Pretty, Polished, Perfect.
Mar from Raising Bean
Jamie from Moms Test Kitchen
Amanda from Tales from a Far
Brittany from Bee Little Queen
Elizabeth from La Vita e Bella

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The more the merrier.


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Email me for details at momsgonnasnap@gmail.com.

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Hope you've had fun and made some amazing new friends.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

27 in 27

Okay lovelies, First and foremost I hope your going to link up with Our Reflection's Meet and Tweet that i'm co-hosting tomorrow. Because i'm so excited to cohost. Seriously, Laura is a doll. Anyway- I was going to make a 30 by 30 list...I even have a button and everything, but Erin (Do you follow her? You should, love her. Just sayin) inspired me to just do a link up called whatever your age in whatever your age. And since i'm going to be 21 *cough27cough* in 81 days I've decided to do a 27 in 27. It gives me a little over a year.  So here we go! 

1. Buy a House 
2. Give Fletcher a sibling (after #1)
3. Complete a DIY project on Pinterest 
4. Take a cruise
5. Start College (August 20, 2012)
6. Stop drinking soft drinks
7. Loose at least 30 lbs. 50 would be nice
8. Get into some kind of exercise routine
9. Run a 5K (September baby!.. okay maybe)
10. Go to a Blogger conference
11. Show Jesus to a stranger
12. Take an adult only vacation 10/12/12-10/14/12
13. Eat at the Vortex 7/27/12
14. Visit Chicago & eat @ RPM Italian 
15. Go to NYC & Visit Ground Zero
16. Get Joshua 1:9 tattooed on my wrist
17. Get a DSLR
18. Learn how to use said DSLR
19. Start a savings and have a weekly % of our income to go in
20. Pay off all credit cards
21. Destroy said credit cards
22. Pay cash for a MAC book
23. Volunteer more with my church (Aug. 2012) 
24. Surprise RB with breakfast. (I don't cook breakfast AT ALL)  (September 25, 2012)
25. Get my blog to 400 followers 
26. Learn HTML 
27. Start going to a Mommy & Me type thing to make Fletch some friends his age

Interview with RB

So I got this idea from Amanda @ Bringing up Allie to interview my hubby for the blog. (by the way- she's hosting an awesome Thirty One giveaway! Go check it out!) I thought it was a cute idea. And you should try it too.. you will get lots of laughs!! 

Are you willing to answer questions for my blog?


Ok what was the first thing you noticed about me?
It looked like you'd been stuck out in the rain all day (I guess i'm going to have to post about the day we met so I can defend myself on that one) 

What is your favorite memory of us?
humm.. favorite memory about us... probally the time you didn't think Santa Clause was coming and you almost stepped on the Kays boxes on the floor under the tree. 

What song best describes me?
"Baby Got Back" ... I love you. 
I'm not putting that on my blog pick another one. 

What is my best feature?
You don't want to put that on your blog. 
Seriously. Non Sexual
Your Personality

Do you like my blog?
I don't dislike it. 

Complete this sentence: I make you laugh when....
When I really make you mad and you make that evil face. It makes me laugh on the inside becaues you look goofy. 

What would you miss most about me had we NEVER met?
Fletcher, Texting, Facebook 
(I put Randell into the 21st Century.)

When did you know I was "The one"?
The night of our first kiss. It was the kiss. I just knew it wasn't gonna get any better from there. 
Our First Picture together. My 24th birthday
 A day at the gun range
 Ice Skating 
 Dave and Busters... Our first double date

Our Engagement Pictures
Our Wedding Day 
 Our honeymoon 
My fav. pic of him and Fletch
Thanks babe.. I love you & i'm so thankful for you! 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

2 Girls and a Pin

You might be wondering..."What is 'Two girls and a PIN?'"  Well, Brittany from Confessions of a PinAholic and I have decided to get crafty!  Two Girls and a Pin is a DIY series where Brittany and I will find nifty DIY projects on Pinterest and actually make them!  

You can follow Two Girls and a PIN on each of our blogs:  


Follow us on Pinterest

Glitter Keys Tutorial
with Amanda & Brittany

Glitter Key Inspiration from My Oh My and Glitter Everything Inspiration from I Am Style-ish

Step 1:  Gather and clean your keys.  We wiped ours down with nail polish remover, but rubbing alcohol or good ol' soap and water should work, too.  Make sure they are completely dry before moving onto step 2.

Step 2:  Brush glue onto one side of the key.  We used Elmer's school glue and old paintbrushes.  {On one of the keys we ended up having to wipe off the glue and use clear nail polish for this step because the glue wasn't sticking to the smooth surface of the key.}

Step 3:  Sprinkle on the glitter.  Shake, shake, shake.  Shake, shake, shake.  Shake your glitter!  {Hint:  Lighter color glitters don't show mistakes and missed areas quite as much as the darker color glitters do.}

Step 4:  Let it dry.

Step 5:  Turn the key over and repeat steps 2-4.  You may need a second coat of glue and glitter on each side.  If so, repeat steps 2-5.  Then, let it dry!

Step 6:  After the glue is completely dry, shake off the excess glitter.  Brush on 1 to 2 coats of clear polish per side.  Do one side at a time and let the polish completely dry between coats.

Voila!  Easy to identify glitter keys!

Okay so this is where y'all come in. Link up any DIY post you've done and we will pick a winner who will receive the DIY that will be featured next month!! 

Monday, July 23, 2012


100 followers? Seriously? Thank you so much. I know you 100 (now 100+) people don't like to hear about numbers and followers, that's not why your here. So I will say Thank you, and I will move on... I will let you know that my 100 Follower giveaway will be going LIVE on 8/1. It's my first giveaway and i'm super excited about it!!! So come enter :) 

Also- i've decided i'm going to start charging (a little) for my ad space. That way I can start advertising on other blogs and get everybody's names out there. My sidebar is mainly swaps and that's how it will probally always will be. So if your interested, check it out here

So let's talk about sweet Fletch. He is growing up so fast!! Here's a video we took of him the other night 

Isn't he the sweetest? I love him so much!! 

One last thing before I go spend my day with the cute boy mentioned above... y'all know I don't DIY. But my cousin Brittany's favorite thing to do is DIY. So together were starting a series called 2 Girls and a Pin. Where we tackle all the things that people pin but never get the guts to do. So check it out tomorrow when we post our first DIY :) 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Letters

RB: Do you even know how excited I am about our double date next weekend to the Vortex? and I know that's next Friday but i'm really excited about it today :) 

Dear GPC: This week i'm coming to see you. to register for your classes and to get my parking sticker. Be nice to me! 

Dear Fletcher: Your getting way to big way to fast buddy. Slow down okay? 

Dear Stacy: I am SO proud of you for starting a blog. But i'm gonna need you to actually.. um ya know, blog. Please & Thank you! :) 

Dear Brit: Hurry up & get here so our bloggy party can begin!! PS- don't forget the wine ;) 

Dear Weekend: You are the first one in a long time that nothing is planned for you. Lets keep it that way, my family needs rest!! 

Dear You: Have I told you how AMAZING you are?  And as soon as you tell all your friends about me, and they follow me, I will do a 100 follower giveaway, and it will be epic. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

It's Ok...

It's Ok... 

That i'm currently freaking because I have 93 followers!! I don't usually focus on this part of blogging but almost 110 people read my blog? That's reason to freak! 

That i'm still in my pajamas. At least I didn't go to the grocery store in them today.  

That i've done nothing today besides dishes, laundry ,and watched Twisted with this guy

That i'm super excited about hosting my first giveaway! Email me if you want in :) 

That i'm excited about cutting grass tomorrow, as long as I don't get rained out. (Cutting grass=mommy time!)

Its Ok Thursdays

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Green Juice

Have I ever told you how much I love my husband? Okay I know I have. but seriously my husband gets on these "kicks" of different passions and he researches them (usually via youtube) and desires to spend lots of money on different things (In the past we've purchased   and resold: airsoft stuff, Vibram five finger shoes (he still has those!), different phone cases, different diet plans, etc) Well his latest hobby/passion/crazy is juicing. Thankfully while talking to Michelle's hubby about how he was wanting to buy a juicer D told him that he has one he can borrow and borrow he did. He then sent me to the grocery store with a list of the ingredients of Green Juice...
 and when I got home, we juiced
 the yuckies
 Enjoying my juice 
Fletch loved it! 

Green Juice: (the origional recipe)
Green Apple
 (We added: Blueberries & Strawberries)
And you know what? It wasn't even half bad... There may be hope yet for me and healthy eating.... 

probally not. Pass the cookies.

PS- Pink on the Cheek is having an amazing giveaway! 29 prizes 1 winner. And although I want it to be ME you should try to enter too!! Click here

Monday, July 16, 2012

Me, Myself, & I

Today i'm linking up with the first ever Me, Myself, and I link up! 

1. What is your biggest phobia? Rabbits. Don't ask me why because I don't know but I am terrified. 

2. If you could relive any day of your life, what would it be and why? My Wedding day... It was the best day. 

3. If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be? 25
4. Which celebrity do you get mistaken for? No one lately, but in high school everyone told me I looked like that blonde Dixie Chick. 
5. What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life? Before it's too Late - Goo Goo Dolls; Take My Life - Jeremy Camp; I Swear - John Michael Montgomery; 100 in a 55 - Pop Evil

PS- I entered the most awesome giveaway with the best prizes at Eloping Stethoscope... I would tell you to enter but I reallllllly want to win so .... yeah. I kid. Go enter. And if you win I will be jealous! 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Breakfast, a Pedicure and a Giant Cucumber...

.... Now that's what I call a GREAT weekend! Hi dolls! How was everyone's weekend? This weekend was crazy! I don't think we stopped moving! 

Friday... With the help of Michelle and Alex (Stacy's husband) I threw a surprise birthday party for my sweet friend Stacy! It went great but they only picture I got was me making cupcakes. How lame am I? But Stacy was so surprised and I stuffed myself silly with spinach dip so it was a win all around :) Fletcher went home with his daddy and got a power nap and was awake by the time I got home... then he decided to have a diaper party at 11pm! #fail #onetiredmomma
 Saturday... My mom treated RB, FAR, and I to breakfast at the new Covington Diner. And I was impressed! Fletcher had a Mickey Mouse pancake bigger than his head and the building (former Shoney's turned into a Chinese buffet) Was clean and different! We will defiantly be going back, plus they are open 24 hrs on the weekend. Not that that matters to me because frankly i'm asleep by 10. 
Then I got an amazing pedi 
(Do you see my tan lines on my feet from my flip flops. Totally from cutting grass!)
After this we took Fletcher to meet his best friend. My son fell in love with Larry the Cucumber. (If your thinking what is this crazy talking about, click here) Oh my word. If Fletcher had his way we would of loaded up giant Larry and brought him home. (We did leave with a Larry movie and a Noah's Ark with Larry as Noah) Fletcher climbed up RB to look at Larry when we were not talking to him and had a COW when we had to leave Larry at the store. 
When we got home my sweet sweet cousin Brit came over and we she designed my new blog design! And I also made the plunge and became talesfromfar.com Wahoo!! 

Sunday... I woke up with Sinus junk and Fletcher had a teething fever so we stayed home from church and had a relaxing day with family :)  And ended the night with the #pfchat with Passionfruit Ads Fletch helped :) 
Hope everyone had a great weekend!! 

PS- I voted in the   2012 LEEIB Bloggie Awards  and you should too! Click here