Wednesday, May 23, 2012


 : Helllooooo Hump Day! 

: I'm loving this photo of my parents on Mother's Day! They've been through more downs than ups but still going!

 : I'm loving my amazing little younger brother. After I took this photo..I frowned. What happened to the rugrat always coming in my room to 'steal' my friends?!

  (If you've read only 2 of my know what's comin')

: I'm loving my sweet Dunder. We had some serious talks this past weekend about how he must stop stratching his neck in order for it to heal.

: He responds with a behavior I am DYING to catch on video!
 : I'm loving the beautiful weather that's right outside my office that I'll be sitting in for 7.5 hours today. I wore my flower made by a beautiful woman named Adrienne, earrings from Aruba, top from a yard sale and sweater from Forever21. Pre-coffee, little sleepy-eyed. :)
: I'm loving Young House Love's blog. I am all about DIYing anything and they are even DIY-crazier! :)

 : I would love to have this in distressed red for the Americana theme I'm dying to begin!!
: For those off of work today or those who get to work outside - I hope you get a sunburn.
I take it back. I love you - wear sunscreen and smile alot! :)

Starting with this video of a stubborn pup..

Monday, May 21, 2012

Weekend Recap

: I've already watched The Help and own the DVD. The hubster bought the book for me this past Christmas and paired with my mother, and she bought the DVD. I could not put the book down! I finished it Saturday evening! The Book is always so much better. I have yet to find that statement to be false.

: Thanks to a great friend of mine who happened to be jogging by my house...left E.L. James' book on my front step.

: I had some idea of what I was getting into .................but not this.

: It's definitely in the right category of erotic romance - just did not see most of the plot coming. If you're aware of what sex is and what it does to you - then you'll be fine. If you don't, don't read it. You'll have things in your head that most women shouldn't (blush your face off-kind of things).

: I have been racking my brain since after dinner last night of who would be good to play the character of Mr. Christian Grey and Ana.

: Ana's much harder to pinpoint.

: Here's what I have so far for Mr. Grey (let me know what you think)

Bradley Cooper - It'd be a serious role for him. With shorter hair, I think he could pull it off.
 Ian Somerhalder - Big buzz for this guy ...I can definitely see it.
 Zac Effron - This one's a stretch for me. I can't seem to get past the 'little boy' face.
 Paul Walker - If the role were based purely on looks and not acting.
 Colin Ferrel - ...just because ;)
: I'll get back to on my guesses for Ana...right now I'm predicting an actress we don't see much of. Someone who haven't built a background for.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fabulous Free Giveaway!!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I'm loving having the time to blog again! It makes me appreciate the spare time I have now to dedicate to things other than grad school.

I'm loving today's weather!! High of 82 degrees, light breeze and mostly sunny. Too bad I'm working inside all day but I've got the funniest crew to keep me entertained! :)
I'm loving that Dunder has recovered to 95% as of last night. Poor thing ended up having a bacterial skin infection=his whole body needed to be scratched, constantly. I'm just glad I don't have to give him drugs anymore. His tail is up more and the cute looks are back!
A pre-haircut photo from a year ago that I absolutely LOVE!

I'm loving my....get ready for southern sweet tea from Kroger. I kid you not. 0 calories and only 30 mg of sodium. (heaven in a can!) Helps with the 'decrease Cokes' goal.

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spring is in the air! (Sniff, cough, blow)

With grad school on the somewhat slow slide, I've had more time on my hands, which means, I find all kinds of things to do.

Ya know how's there's always something you can do that would make your life simpler if it just magically fixed itself? I have a lot of those. Including this...

I'm pretty sure I had everything I needed if I were every season.

Thanks to a sweet friend of mine for the 31 tote, I compiled my 'speech' materials and the rest is considered necessary :) Something so little can go a long way!

Since my brother just finished his FIRST year of college (tear), I made him a finals package. Nothing compared to the one I received but he did love it.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Vintage Bed & Breakfast bathroom??? yes.

Hellllooooo to a long over due post about our middle bathroom make over!!

Here's what i had to work with...
Every where you look - BEACH...left over decorations from Stoye's single life! :)
Notice the surfboard rugs...

Goodbye boring mirror and beach decor!
Now on to the color!

Sea Foam! Preparing for bead board!

Shelves made by hubby with barn wood, porcelain knobs $30, brackets $15 (all 4), chandelier $0 (mother-in-law antique)
Notice the surfboard rugs...

All that's left is the lighting above the mirror and the faucet to be replaced with a more vintage style.
Here are some details that I love about the bathroom!
Ball jar soap dispenser! $0 (thanks to the Mother-in-law)
Christmas gift from the Hubby - Pier 1!

Hot & Cold hooks $0 (gift) Pottery Barn towels $0 (wedding gift)
Books (Shakespeare, dictionary from 1913=$0, aromatherapy candle $0 (gift)

Mirror from Lulu's $20, "fancy" candle holder $0, top frames include our hand written wedding vows :)

I love the new look!! Thanks for viewing!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bag it!

Love free stuff? Me too!

Especially free things that are cute and can hold OTHER cute things! :)

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Thanks, Katelyn for this great giveaway!