Saturday, December 31, 2011

The best is yet to come...

2011 in Bullet Points

  • Rang in the new year with the love of my life
  • Lost a best friend of 15 years, but gained a valuable lesson. 

  • Met the Pioneer Woman
  •  Made some amazing memories with 2 of my very best friends!
  •  I've learned that true friends are valuable, and I am so thankful for the ones I have! So many people will come into your life just to teach you lessons and leave just as quickly as they came in, so I can gladly say...thanks for those lessons, and thanks for leaving!

  • I spent a good portion of my spring on the back of a bass boat, and I loved every minute of it.

  •  I jokingly sent my two best friends about going to NYC for the Holidays and 4 days later 2 of us booked a trip, and had an amazing time in The Big Apple.

  • I celebrated my 25th Birthday in a big way! To start it off a "Surprise" party, and ended with a weekend away and a gorgeous ring on my left hand!

  • I started a new part time job at Sephora, and I never thought I would enjoy a "job" so much!

  • Wedding planning and buying a house has consumed my life for the last couple of months, but it all seems to be coming together!
  • Nathan and I spent the Holidays with our families. We started some new traditions that I will definitely look forward to every year!
 I honestly can't wait to see what 2012 has to offer! I can't wait to marry the love of my life, and buy our first home together! I can't wait to see my friend Amber get married in March. I look forward to the memories I will make with my 2 best friends, and spending time with my amazing family.
Here's to a happy, healthy, productive 2012! I wish you all the very best!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree...

Hey y'all! We survived NYC...and I promise sometime in this lifetime I will upload some pictures and share some details about our trip! We really had a great time, but man did we wear ourselves out! Ha! 
So for the past 2 weeks I've had this sad little 5 ft. tree (which is a crock! It might be 5 ft if it was sitting on a 2ft. box...whatev'!) sitting undecorated in our living room. I am a Christmas tree LOVER...I mean for goodness sakes I decorate them as a part time job, but this year I couldn't get into it..I couldn't make myself drag out the 7ft tree and the 14 tubs of ornaments/mesh/ribbon/topper and construct my usual masterpiece. This is last years tree, it was super fab, if I do say so myself...I had lots of help from one of my best friends Cody...
I was in love with this tree, I didn't want to take it down!!
My adorable little elf!
This past weekend I made myself decorate the sad little tree, I didn't go to storage and get any of my usual ornaments, I just made it work with things I had around the house, but I really love the way it turned out. I can't wait until next year. Hopefully Nate and I will be in a new house and I can have 7 trees :) But for this year this is the Hix/Hall family Christmas tree...

It officially feels like Christmas now, and I can't wait to celebrate with friends and family! Do y'all have your Christmas trees up? Do you decorate traditionally or over the top with the mesh and huge toppers? Obviously I'm not a fan of seeing

Happy Tuesday Y'all!

Monday, November 14, 2011

How you and me became we...

Oh how time flies when you're having fun! Today marks 1 year since Nathan asked me to officially be his girlfriend. So many amazing things have happened in that year...including him moving closer to me...and him asking me to be his wife. I honestly don't know what I'd do without him. He is one of the most honest, kind, loving men I have ever met in my life, and I can honestly say he is my soul mate.

If you remember way back I talked about how I "met" Nathan...I send him this slightly ballsy text message...and little did I know the night I sent that message that a couple years later I'd be marrying that man! He and I spent the better part of a year as friends. We would go on dates every now and then, and we would talk most everyday, but he wasn't ready for a relationship. I dated here and there during those months, but my heart knew what I wanted...and I couldn't get my mind off of him. You know that quote..."If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders"...that was my life! I was stuck on him, and I didn't even know why. He and I are complete opposites, he is the hardcore outdoors man, and I'm the girl who doesn't miss a manicure appointment. In the past year I've spent more time on the back of a bass boat than I have anywhere, and I honestly wouldn't change a thing.


I know they say relationships take work, and nothing comes easy, but with him it's never been easier. It all seems like it is going by so fast, but when you know you know. He and I are getting married on April 21, 2012...2 years and 3 days from the first text message I sent him, that started it all...I can't wait to spend forever with him. Love ya babe!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pinteresting Wednesday: Randoms!

Hey y'all, long time, no see! I kinda suck at life these'll give you a 37 second rundown of what's been going on, and at the end, beg for your forgiveness...
so I work at my normal job Monday - Thursday, then I started working at Sephora part time, I work a couple nights a week, and Fridays and Saturdays...then in my spare time (HA!) my friend Holly and I have a little Christmas tree decorating business that as you can imagine, right now is free time is NON-EXISTENT! I'm not complaining, I love being busy, and I certainly love the, forgive?! K, thanks :) 
Today is Oh, how Pinteresting Wednesday and I'm not missing it today! I hope you're all having a great week! I'll post some pictures of Christmas trees we're doing soon, and also tell you guys about my job at Sephora, which I am LOVING! 

I wish I could get away with wearing boots all year!

I love those boots, and that scarf!

Jalapeno Chicken, this looks amazing!

I really want to make some of these in my spare

I wish I could take credit for this, it's gorgeous! Holly J, let's make this happen at your place, K?! :)

This girl has gorgeous hair, and amazing this one!

I want it ALL!

Perfect outfit!

Ha! True story!

 And just for fun...a little sneak peek of some Fall photos I had with my love last weekend! I'll share the rest when we get them from the photographer! 

Y'all go link up with Michelle today!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth....oh wait...and this...

Hey y'all with Christmas right around the corner my list making self can't help but to have started my gift list for others, and a list of things I wouldn't mind having. I thought I'd share a few things I've got my eye on this year, and I hope Santa will bring for me ;)

I had a pretty awesome Birthday in September...I got this gorgeous new addition to my left hand, and an awesome new camera from my Christmas list is a little smaller than normal this year. 

I really want one this year! I think I'd use it a lot!

I need this in my life!

I need a new Hobo

Yurman Bracelet....I want one sooo bad! This might be my To: Me From: Me gift :)

Just in case someone decides they love me a lot...I'll take a Monogrammed Speedy with my initials

I love this Scentsy lamp!
I need a new bottle of Miss Dior Cherie! 
I'm sure I'll continue to add to this list in the next few weeks...but these are the things that I'd definitely love to have! What's on your Christmas list?!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pinteresting Wednesday: Randoms

I love all these dresses, especially the top left!
It's (almost) the most wonderful time of the year!!

I'm making something similar to this for Grandparents for Christmas...I love this saying.
Could she be any more gorgeous?
36 Days!!

Can't wait to try this!

This recipe looks delish! I can't wait to try it!
Y'all go link up with Michelle today and share your favorite pins from the week!

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