Monday, January 30, 2012

Sweet blog award!

Thanks to Sunni @ Its A Sunni Dae I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger award - so fun.
She nominated me a while ago and I have slacked on following the perks to the award!

Here are the rules for the blog award:
One. Nominate up to 15 fellow bloggers
Two. Inform the bloggers of their nomination
Three. Share 7 random things about yourself
Four. Thank the blogger than nominated you
Five. Add the Versatile Blog Award picture on your blog post

Here are some amazing blogs I enjoy reading almost everyday, go check 'em out!
 1 - Sunni @ Its A Sunni Dae
3 - Heather @ Habitually Chic
4 - Sherry & John @ Young House Love
5 - MaryBeth @ Letters to Maggie
6 - Emily & Nation's Nest
9 - Carissa @ lowercase letters
10 - Ashley @ The Keys of Happiness
11 - Katelyn @ The Bluegrass Belle
12 - Elizabeth @ E, Myself, and I
14 - Alicia @ Belle Maison et Moi

7 random things about this redhead:
1 - only one person has ever called me Ginger every time they saw me.
2 - When I was little, I dreamed of being a secretary.....they always had the "coolest" stuff! :)
3 -I'm absolutely terrified of the ocean (shakes & all) - but I love scuba diving!
4 - I believe there is power in the words we speak, if we speak negatively, our lives will negative, visa versa.
5 - I own one piece of red clothing.
6 -I have a weird gut feeling I'll be next in my family to have twins...yikes!
7 - I watch as much ESPN & HGTV(specifically diy network), as I do reality TV!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy new year?...

: Hardly a month has passed into the new year. I've accomplished the bare minimum. Just the other day, I met a gorgeous individual to exchange a gift & I got a whiff of motivation to begin my exercise the time I got home, there was no way I was changing into my workout clothes, pushing play on the DVD player & convincing my body it was ready to sweat. .

: I need to find my motivation!! Ideas?? I have everything I need. At-home gym, work out partner, the choice to eat I just need to suck it up and do it?! I can take the true honesty...and would actually thank you personally for it.

: On a happier note, I've caught up on my crocheting & scrap booking. The real test begins when school starts back tonight. I won't see daylight for 3 out of the 5 work days between work/externship and class beginning at 5...good thing its Spring semester and I can watch the sunset time become later and later. :) (Maybe this will help with eating less junk food!)

: OH! Remember my post about redecorating my middle bathroom?? It's so close to being done! I ordered the finishing touches today from Pottery Barn and only have one DIY project left to complete before the big reveal! :)
(sneak peek of the Southern Bed & Breakfast feel of the bathroom! Hubby made this shelf out of his Dad's barn wood, porcelain knobs from, Ball jars from his Mom, and a little help from Hobby Lobby) Missing: wash cloths!

: I hope tomorrow is filled with your own sunshine (KY won't be seeing any for a few days), energy, happy thoughts, and accomplishments. Don't forget to watch the drama tonight - the Bachelor! Who are your favorites? We all know who he crazies are. :)

:  To help get your week started on the right track...visit Allison's blog for an AWESOME giveaway!! She has a ton of ways to enter!

: Happy Monday!

Monday, January 9, 2012

:12 in 12 :

I love setting goals & working towards reaching them ... easy to do when I have all the time in the world with a childless home & a fantastic husband! :) 12 in 12 will be a way for me to set resolutions & be able to easily keep track of how I'm doing by checking on them on the 12th day of each month. Considering my January 12th date is basically here, I'll make a goal for Jan. 12-Feb.12. Here I go!!!

1. Pray 3 x a day, every day of the week. Not at routine times, but at the right times.

2. Cook dinner 3 days of the week.
3. Crochet 6" on my very first blanket/afghan each month....for future Baby Young.

4. Drink 0-1 cokes during the week days.

5. Stick to my new low-carb, low-fat diet!

6. Take school seriously....ya know, by dedicating myself to learning instead of jumping through hoops. 

7. Visit family members every weekend.

8. Donate. Something. Time or money. Anyplace. Each month. 

9.For every piece of clothing I buy, a piece will be donated from my closet.

10. Find the glass full with everything.

11. Read a book in 2 months.

12. Show love to more people.

Just to prove I'm going to put in the effort towards my 12 in 12 ....I'm making an Excel sheet to check off my milestones :) What should be my reward each month? Manicure? Overly priced Starbucks coffee? Ideas!

Meanwhile, tune in for the BACHELOR tonight!!! :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

: Wonder how long it'll take to write 2011 instead of 2012... :

Happy 2012!! Wow ...time really 
flies. I can't believe it. 

This is just for fun. I attended an awesome Christmas/end of semester party with my classmates & surprisingly won best dressed, ha! Never looked better, if I must say!
Soon to post are my resolutions, which I have actually gotten a steady start on! yay me!
Happy Thursday!