Monday, April 4, 2011

I'm Alive...

I promise, I am...  Really!!

Its just that my internship has totally and completely consumed my life!!!  But it will be over in two more short weeks...

Then I will return, full-throttle, my lovelies.

With a give-away, mind you!!  So don't write me off just yet?? K, thanks! :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

100+ Followers...


I have reached over 100+ followers!!  

I will be doing a give-away post soon, so stay tuned!!

Annnnnd...  I promise I will do a good-ole, regular update post soon, too...  But we all know that give-aways are more fun!  :)

Thank you so much to ALL of my followers, new and the first-comers -- I never thought that I would come into contact with so many wonderful women by joining Blogger...  But here I am!

Hope you all have a FABULOUS day!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Oh, How I Love Tar-Jhay!

I did a little shopping this weekend with my momma, and look at these fab pieces I picked up at Target!!  They have really stepped it up!!

This looks like it could be Kate Spade.

The picture doesn't really do this cardi justice -- the ruffles are soooo cute!

This little beauty was on clearance -- a whopping $13.97!!  Can't beat that!

Need I say more about this little shift?!  GORG!

The white are actually beads instead of embroidery!

This dress is so versatile!

They actually have this adorable little shirt in coral, aqua, and yellow!!  I wanted all three, but I went with the coral.

Don't these rainboots look like Kate Spade, too!?  I really wanted them...

But I ended up going with this beauties instead...  I thought they would be a little more flexible with wardrobe choices, and they were a bit taller.  Being a taller girl, I always go for the taller boots.
I also picked up 2 dresses, a pair of pants, a blouse, a sweater, and another shirt at Ann Taylor Loft for an astounding $90.00!!  Needless to say, it was a pretty good weekend...

In other news, this "little" girl earned her last supervised hour to become completely registered as a "Love on a Leash" therapy dog.  Go Maddie!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Just an Update...

WOW...  So this is what it feels like to be so busy you don't even have time to think, huh?  I feel almost as if I've been set on autopilot, and I'm not even through the worst of it all yet.  Don't get me wrong -- I am LOVING every minute of my internship -- but I also feel like I am just dealing with so MUCH right now, that I'm barley keeping my head above water just kind of coasting through.

I will start teaching my lovely sophomores (Yes, that's right...  There IS a middle "O" in "sophOmores") full-time on the 7th of February.  I'm excited, but I know it will be that much MORE that I have to accomplish at the end of every night.  I feel like this guy right now --

As long as I keep telling myself "I think I can! I think I can! I think I can!"

Let's see....  What else has been going on....

Oh, the reconstruction on Mom and Dad's beach house has begun as of today!  They have all the walls knocked out the need to go, and they will start putting it allllll back together now.  The real kicker is that the pipe that broke and caused all of this mess WASN'T even supposed to be in the place that it was in the attic!!  The contractor said that there's no reason for that specific piece of pipe to be used where it broke.  Nice, huh??  That just reassures me how much I dislike planned neighborhoods and subdivisions -- they just want to build them quick and build them cheap!

If I ever have the opportunity to move into a brand-spankin-new house, I would like to build it myself and for it to be on my own land -- like my momma and daddy did.  But at least, with the house being put back together, I won't have to move back in on a boat!!  :)

And it other SUPER-EXCITING news...

I will be hosting another giveaway when I reach 100 Followers!!!
*Whoop Whoop*

Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Outlook, New Layout...

And so my lovlies, I am back.

If you are reading this in a feed reader, you really must click and check out my new layout -- I just love it!  And I thought it was fitting to kinda change-it-up, since my life is kinda undergoing an overhaul, as well.

I haven't spoken to AB since Tuesday.  I have no idea what's going to happen, so I'm just going to focus on all the things I've got to accomplish.  My main time consumer right now is my internship.  I'm 4 days in, and I've already taught 2 days.  So far, I'm loving every minute of it!  Of course it has its challenges, but that's one of the parts that makes teaching so fun!

In other news, my former place of residence had a water pipe bust, and there were about 3 inches of water all through the house!

Mom and Dad have been down to help with all the cleaning/restoration process.  As of now, there are a few walls knocked out, and all of the flooring and cabinets have to come out.  If I end up moving back in here, it will be a couple of weeks at least.  However, the insurance is covering everything, so that is a blessing!

I have also decided I wanna get back into crafting more.  I know my free time will be limited, due to my internship, but the first thing I want to make is a Valentine's Day wreath.  I'm loving these ideas:

And before I go, I just want to say "thank you" again to all who left such sweet comments on my last post.  You will never know how much I appreciated those words of encouragement.  I could never say enough to let each of you know just how much that touched me.  When I began this little blog, I would never have imagined what great friends it would bring into my life...  And that's what I consider you ladies -- my friends -- because friends are there for you in your time of need.  By leaving those comments, even if they were just a few short words, you were all there for me when I was hurting, so just a final "Thank You."

Thursday, January 13, 2011

My Accent Sounds Like...

I have seen this fun dialect vlog on several of y'alls blog and thought it would be fun to try!

Please excuse the bad lighting and the *Fab* quality of the webcam...  

Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

  • What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
  • What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball
  • What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
  • What do you call gym shoes?
  • What do you say to address a group of people?
  • What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped
  •        body and extremely long legs?
  • What do you call your grandparents?
  • What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry
  •        groceries at the supermarket?
  • What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
  • What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

Until Next Time,

Monday, January 10, 2011


The lovely Ashley Lauren over at Texas Prep has been so sweet and given me an award!  It's the Stylish Blogger Award!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you Miss Ashley Lauren!  And if you ladies haven't heard of her blog yet, you must go check it out and leave some love...  So cute!

Here are the rules:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Award 15 recently discovered bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award

Now we'll move on to the 7 things about myself...

1.  I have a younger sister and a younger brother -- I fit most descriptions of the oldest birth order personality to a tee.

This was taken Christmas 2008.

2.  I am getting ready to start my internship this semester.  I am stressed, and excited, and nervous, and confident all at the same time.  Mostly, I am ready for it to be finished so that I can get to Dallas.

3.  My family drove across country one summer for a vaction, Griswald-National Lampon's-style...  Oh the memories!

4.  I am finding grey hairs, and this completly freaks me out...  My mom went grey at the ripe-old-age of 27, right after she had me, so it looks like my time is ticking!!

5.  I have OCD when it comes to colors -- everything that can be, must be organized in color-order (you know, ROY G. BIV...  C'mon, work with me here).  In school, it was crayons, markers, colored pencils, you name it.  Now, it is my closet that I most obsessive about.

This is NOT my bookshelf, but just to illustrate the point...  BTW, my name is in giant letters in this pic, even though I have no idea who took it, so I feel like my color-OCD is justified.

6.  I should be completing school paper work right now, but I don't feel like it -- so there!

7.  My birthday is on the 10th, a best friend on the 11th, and my momma's is on the 12th, so I've always had jam-packed birthdays.  Yay for April babies!!

I would like to pass this award to the last 15 followers of my blog...

Mrs. Beer @ It's the Journey & the Destination
Tammy @ Pink is Not My Favorite Color
Suze @ Just Sayin'
Marian @ Escaping the Single Life
cCm @ Preppy Twin
Jess @ Becoming Mrs. Beer
Juicy Girl @ Young & Fabulous
Tracy @ Then I Got to Thinking
Christy @ Visualized by Christy
BLC @ The Company She Keeps
Kerri @ A Sweet Georgia Peach
SGE @ Snowy Mountains & Starry Skies
Danielle @ A Day in the Life
Emily @ A Savannah Redtop
Angela @ Chasing Fairy Dust

You ladies are my most recent followers, and I thank you for taking the time to read my rants, raves, and craziness...  Your words of encouragement, thought, and sometimes just to let me know you're out there in the big ol' world mean so much!

Now, I guess I should start on the paperwork for orientation/internship...  Hmmmm.

Until Next Time,

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Back Home, New Year...

So, after an amazing Christmas vacation and trips to Virginia, Kentucky, Memphis, TN and Dallas, TX -- I am back home to the beach...

In Memphis, AB and I toured Graceland -- which was amazing!!

And then we headed to Dallas -- which was even more amazing!!

I love the city, and cannot wait to get back.  AB loves his new job so far, and he is doing so well at everything.  I am so proud of him!!

While in the city however, I was a little disappointed that I did not see more people that looked like this:
Oh well.

But my heart is heavy tonight, and this house feels so empty without AB...  I know it will get better, but the first night is bound to be hard, right?

More to cheer myself up than anything, I'll leave y'all with a picture of AB after he completed the "Homewrecker Challenge" at Hillbilly Hotdogs over Christmas vacay...  He said it was his biggest accomplishment the entire break.  Oh AB, how you make me smile.  :)

Until Next Time,


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