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!

Monday, October 17, 2011

NYC Trip Itinerary

Hey y'all...I am literally counting down the days until we leave for NYC (45 to be exact)...I am so, so excited! Julianne and I have already figured out a "Must See/Must Do/Must Eat/Must Go" list, but I wanna hear from you guys who have been, and have been to amazing places that others might not know about! We arrive in NYC on Thursday afternoon and plan to check into our hotel, then we have dinner reservations at Del Frisco's, then to Radio City to see the Christmas Spectacular. We plan to wake up Friday morning and not stop until we board our plane Sunday! Ok, well, we may take a few power naps...since we are staying in a fabulous hotel ;) 
These are some of the things we have said we must see/do while we are tell me...what are we missing?! 

       Empire State Building                 
Statue of Liberty        
 Central Park        
Times Square        
Ground Zero        
Grand Central Station       
 FAO Schwartz        
5th Avenue      
“Good Morning America” or similar       
 Rockefeller Center (and Ice Skating)       
 6th Ave. Flea Market (Saturdays) - Possibly        
DASH Manhattan        
Max Brenner Restaurant - Possibly      
Fashion Hunters Resale Shop - Possibly

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Advice from Pinterest...

I ran across this list of advice on Pinterest, and I loved it, so I thought I would share it with you all! They are all great things to remember! Hope you're having a great Thursday!
Drink plenty of water
     Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
Live with the 3 E’s - Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
Play more games.
Read more books than you did in 2010.
Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
Sleep for 7 hours.
Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
Don’t over do. Keep your limits.
Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.
Dream more while you are awake.
Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others.
Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.
No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
Smile and laugh more.
You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

Call your family often.
Each day give something good to others.
Forgive everyone for everything.
Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
Try to make at least three people smile each day.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Do the right thing!
Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
The best is yet to come.
Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oh How Pinteresting Wednesday!

Hey y'all, it's time for my favorite link up! I'm just gonna share some of my favorite pins from the last week or so! Y'all go link up with Michelle today!
This will be the next craft project I attempt!

I'll take it all! Love Leopard!

Beautiful Halloween decor!
I NEED a statement necklace to wear at my wedding!
I think Nate and I have decided on a delayed Honeymoon to Disney next Christmas in November/December!
That's a lot of love!

Ricotta stuffed meatballs! These look freaking amazing!  Kyndall...cook these for me!
Country Chic...I love everything about it!
Love this bedroom


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Let's play catch up...

Hey y'all it feels like forever since I've actually sat down and did a real blog post. I get on blogger everyday and catch up on my favorite blogs, but haven't really found the time to catch up on my here are a few things that have been going on...

Just in case you missed it...Nathan and I got engaged...on my 25th took several days for it all sink in, but once it did I was very very excited! I really can't wait to spend my life with him. I never knew I could love someone as much as I do him. Everything is just simple...and even though we are complete opposites, we work so well together...

My girls and I have been some crafting fools...look us up on the book of's super fun, but it's keeping us super busy!

As far as a wedding date, Nate and I are thinking September of next year, we may do it in the Spring...we've still not decided for sure...I had gotten into full wedding planning mode a couple weeks ago; but realized I have more than enough time to plan a small wedding, so I am going to get through my NYC trip, and Christmas, then pick up the planning again in January.

Speaking of NYC...Julianne and I keep adding things to our itinerary! Our first night in town we've made reservations for Del Frisco's and we got tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular...we are super excited!

I finally jumped on the Erin Condren band-wagon today! I ordered a certificate from One Kings Lane today to get a life planner! I am so excited to order it later this week!

Nathan and I are going to start looking for a house after the first of the year, which is exciting, but also seems stressful. I hope we can just find something we both love! 

I have been an absolute failure at sticking to any kind of budget/saving money program. I don't really know what the deal is. I did the Dave Ramsey class last year, and really enjoyed it and thought it benefited me, but obviously it didn't. I've got to get back on the band wagon! I've been a spending fool lately! :(

I'm gonna share a few recent of my favorite little girls Sydney Kate had a cowgirl birthday party last week and I finally got to use my new camera Nate got me for my birthday. Jenn at Perfectly Imperfect recommended this Canon point and shoot, because I didn't want a bulky DSLR, and I love, love, love it! Thanks Jenn!
Marcus, Mitchell and I
Please excuse the lumberjack plaid, jeans and boots were required and this is as cowgirl as I get ;)

The Birthday Girl and her pony!
Well, I'm glad we could catch up...basically thanks for listening to me ramble! There are so many exciting things coming up that I can't wait to share with you guys! I hope you're all doing well, and having a great week so far!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I've made a decision...

Though I've received many..."you're going to have an actual wedding"...or "you mean, you're going to have a ceremony...and wear a dress"...YES...yes I am...and all of you negative Nancy's can suck it (forgive me, that's completely un-ladylike)! Ok, now that that's out of the way ;)...

Up until today I had still been up in the air about whether or not Nate and I would have an actual wedding, or if we would just elope, or go to a JP, but today I found a dress, the dress...I am in love and it makes me so so excited to have a wedding with the man I, without a doubt, will spend the rest of my life with! I know this is not my first wedding, nor his, but it will be my last wedding and I want it to be a special all of the lovely people in my life who are negative about this whole wedding situation, don't come, simple as that! :) And Virginia, my dear Grandma, I'm wearing a Ivory does that make you feel?! Hahaha..jk..I love my Grandma, but good Lord she is opinionated, and very old fashioned!

We have decided on September 15th of next year, which seems like a long time from now; but I have to work with fishing tournament schedules, and hunting season, so that's where we landed! I am very excited to begin planning. I am still planning on doing a small family and close friends only ceremony at his parents lake house, so I shouldn't have that much to plan, but I can rest easy knowing I have plenty of time to make it perfect! 

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