Monday, April 14, 2014

Holy Week

In the spirit of Holy Week, I have decided to take a week off from blogging in order to focus on My Savior and his unfailing love for me.  This week and Easter Sunday is the foundation to the Christian Faith.

If you would like to follow the Holy Week timeline that leads to Christ's Cruxifiction and Resurrection, go HERE.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall be saved." - John 3:16

Friday, April 11, 2014

Royals & A Little Fashion

Attention all ROYAL WATCHERS!  Lookie what I found this week (courtesy of Big Mama)!!  Click HERE!  Who knew??  Where was the internet when Princess Diana was alive {God rest her soul}?  I mean, I do love Kate, I really do, but I grew up in the Di-era, so I guess that's why I am so partial to her.  I don't follow Kate and William like I did with Charles and Diana because...well...I'm older now, and a wife and mother, so I no longer have the luxury of spending my time in the book and magazine section of K-Mart looking at glossy picture books of "What Diana Wore" while my mother shopped.  Oh, the days!!

And just let me state for the record that Prince George looks SO much like William did when he was a baby (not necessarily in these pictures below, but more so at the age George is now)!

In other UN-royal news, I'm loving this table runner from Pier 1! I haven't seen it in person {yet} but I'm thinking the turquoise is just the color I need in my dining room to POP! with the red walls!

So then I got to thinking that I wanted to do a tablescape for Cinco de Mayo.  Which caused me to look at the calendar to see what day of the week Cinco de Mayo fell on and good grief!  A MONDAY!!  Who wants to drink margaritas on a MONDAY that isn't a Monday Night Football night??  Get real.  So yeah. That tablescape idea got shot down.

But I'm still gonna take a look at that table runner when I get a second.

I mentioned Cyndi's blog before, but now she's decided to make some dough helping women style their outfits!  What a neat idea!!  Check it out HERE!

LAST CHANCE for the Style Me Challenge!  It ends at midnight tonight!  Check out Alison's post today HERE and you can also sign up for the challenge there as well.

So just for the heck of it, I decided to wear my new scarf today that I bought for the Style Me Challenge. I'm not a scarf person!  They stick out a little too far and drive me crazy, but I decided to wear it with a navy ruffled blazer, a white tee, khaki ankle pants, and leopard flats.  Just so you get the picture.

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I was worried that it may be a little too orangey for me and that someone would mistake me as an Auburn fan, but it didn't happen.

One last thing, if you received Ulta's 20% off coupon in the mail, it ends TOMORROW!!  This includes name brand products and not just the cheap stuff.

Happy, happy Friday!!  Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Heaven Help Me

Alise wants a rabbit for Easter.

Sister is out of luck.

{Truth be known, she's lucky to get an Easter basket at this point.}

This past weekend, we finally got around to having Bo's funeral.  I know. We're horrible parents to put off letting our child bury a box in the back yard {just in time for the monsoon of a life time to hit and float the thing off in the yard like a colorful ark}. has been busy and we thought she might eventually forget about it, but nope!  It didn't happen.

Saturday morning, I asked Alise to help me put up the groceries.  We have an outside refrigerator in the cook shack and I asked her to take the cokes and tea to that refrigerator since I didn't have room in the one in the house.  Lo and behold when she came back inside, you woulda thought someone shot her!!  I mean just this awful wailing and boo-hoo'ing.  She missed Bo.  I thought she was beginning to get over him a little bit, but I was wrong.  She said she always talked to Bo when she went to the cook shack {his pen is nearby} and that he wasn't there anymore and she wanted him to come back. So I spent the remainder of the afternoon, consoling Baby Girl and praying that Wayne would hurry up with his own errands so that we could have Bo's funeral.  Maybe closure will help.  She made be promise that we would never, ever move again because she didn't want anyone else to have Bo's funeral box.  She spent the remainder of the afternoon and evening looking for a grave marker for Bo.  

Heaven help me.

My monthly weird dreams continue.  This week I dreamed that Christy Jordan and I were best friends and she cleaned my house!  The problem was, she lived in North Carolina and so she DROVE to. my. house. every Friday to clean it.  What a friend, huh?  Now, there are a few things you must know that probably pretty much inspired this dream: 1) I follow Christy on Instagram, and a picture she posted was the last thing I saw before turning out the light, 2) We have FOLDED, CLEAN clothes scattered on the living room floor because it's not Thursday night yet, so it's not time to pick them up before our REAL life maid comes on Friday, and 3) Alise began studying states and their capitals this week and I keep getting North and South Carolina mixed up, so my third grader has to correct me.  And just for the record, she keeps calling the capital of Kentucky, FRANKFART!!  

Heaven help me.

Is it just me, or didn't everyone else begin learning the states and capitals in like fifth or sixth grade?

And speaking of school...we also started studying the human body in Science this week.  Try explaining to your third grader what a small and large intestine is!!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Hodge Podge Wednesday

Join us over at From This Side of the Pond for Hodge Podge Wednesday!  I've started looking forward to these weekly posts!

1. April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. When did you last 'shower' attention on someone or have attention 'showered' on you? Did you love it, or did all that attention make you squirm?
The last time I had great intentions of showering someone was HERE!  I say "intentions" because I really, really wanted the shower to be nice, but Mother Nature had other plans!

2. Share a favorite 'spring break' memory. Not talking about just the 'college spring break' thing, but any favorite spring break memory you'd like to share. Keep it family friendly please!
My favorite Spring Break would have to be two years ago when we took Alise to Memphis for Easter.  We went to the zoo on Easter Sunday and Alise loved it!  She was so disappointed that we didn't get to see everything because we needed to head home {Unfortunately, her parents had to work the next day!}.

3. It's National Pecan Month...are you a fan? If so, what's your favorite dish that calls for pecans?
I'm really surprised by this one because I wouldn't have thought that it would be the month of April.  When I think of pecans, I think of the Fall.  I guess because that's when I use them in recipes.  My favorite dish would have to be my mom's Pecan Pie.  It's a Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition.  I also tried a recipe last fall, Pecan Pie Bars, and Wayne really liked them, too.

4.  'Put all your eggs in one basket', 'egg on your face', 'rotten egg', 'walk on eggshells', or 'a good egg'...which egg-spression could most recently be applied to your own life?
Not an egg person as far as consumption.  I mean, I eat them IN things, but not like "over easy" or anything like that.  Certainly not for breakfast.  I would have to say that I normally "put all my eggs in one basket."  

5.  In my experience___________________________________.
Never frost a chocolate cake with white icing.  Never say, "never."  Except for the first sentence.  That's a true statement.  But, honestly.  I've had to eat my words way to many times!!

6. What's a  favorite song with the word rain in its title or lyrics?
I'm thinking, "Rainy Days and Mondays Get Me Down," even though I'm writing this post on Tuesday. We've had two major storms in the past five days and today it's raining again.  I'm trying to think positively in that at least the rain is keeping the pollen washed away!

7. What does the word hope mean to you?
Expectation.  I am so thankful for this question today.  I needed to be reminded about my Faith and what I truly believe in.  So thankful for the HOPE I have in Jesus Christ.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Okay.  Hissy fit time.  Girls, girls, girls!  Please!  For all that is right in the world, DO NOT send someone a wedding shower invitation and then NOT follow up with a WEDDING INVITATION!!  And don't try to tell me that you decided to elope at the last minute, because I know better!  Heaven help us!  What is society coming to?

Monday, April 07, 2014

Get Your Pretty On Spring Challenge

 Style Me Spring
I mentioned last week about the Style Me Challenge that Alison is hosting on her blog, Get Your Pretty On.  You can read all about the challenge by clicking HERE!  Registration for the challenge ends this Friday and it's only $10!  Sorry.  Late registration is $15.  This is a GREAT opportunity to update your Spring wardrobe and maybe even use pieces that you currently already have!

I haven't begun to get all my pretties organized, but I plan to this week.  Most of the items on the list, I already had in my closet {Yeah!}  However, there are a few items that I intend to pass up just because I feel that the challenge may be a little too casual for me and my profession.  For instance, I'm passing on the boyfriend jeans to opt for a pair of new wedges.  My clothing purchases must work for me on the job as well as on the weekends.

So hurry!  Join the challenge and get in the mood for Spring!

P.S.  Here is some great fashion advice when choosing your Easter dress this year!  Remember, Easter is less than TWO WEEKS AWAY!