Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Waiting for our little ghosts and goblins to arrive!

Day 303

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Funday

Today I enjoyed church and lunch with my family.  John and Liz were home and we danced the day away with the kiddos! 

Day 302

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Relaxing Fall Saturday

We've enjoyed the off weekend by drinking coffee, watching football, eating soup, napping and more football.  It's been wonderful!
Day 301


I miss blogging.  I'm trying to get caught up.  I've been keeping up with my 365 photos and I plan to start posting them tonight.  Until then, here are my thoughts on life right now when it comes to blogging. 

Hopefully, I'll be back in full force soon.  It's kind of a big week this week.  Did you hear Bama and LSU will be facing off in a #2 vs #1 matchup of the ages a week from today in Tuscaloosa?  I can't wait

Authenticity: the quality of being authentic; genuineness.
This is something I strive for in my writing.

Lately I've been challenged to balance being true to myself and my feelings without being offensive. 

Let me start by saying that I love blogging.  I really do.  I love having my scrapbook and journal in one place.  I love the support that I've recieved from people.  With that being said, I want people to get a true glimpse of who I am.  I like to think that if you met me in real life you would not be surprised at all.  (People that know me in real life can vouch for me, hopefully) I do understand people that don't want to blog about negative things because they want to keep their blog positive.  But I want to show my life the good, bad and ugly.  I don't like to dwell on things but I want to blog about my life and my feelings about life.  Sometimes things happen in life that we don't necessarily like.  But just because we don't like them doesn't mean they didn't happen. 

My family is a very important part of my life.  We used to say when you hit one of us we all hurt.  I still feel that way to an extent.  I blog a lot about the goings on in my family because they are important to me.  I don't plan on stopping. I've never written anything on this blog that I wouldn't say to someone's face. 

All that to say...If you don't like something you read on MY blog you can A) Contact me at and discuss it with ME.  Cause no one else is going to understand what I wrote better than myself; and they shouldn't have to defend what I wrote! or B) Don't read it simple as that.

If you're offended by something I wrote, your best bet would be option "A".   

Friday, October 28, 2011

Craft Night

Kristen's assistant for craft night.  Sadly Ally was probably as much help as I was!
Day 300

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Organized chaos

In an effort to get organized I printed this weekly meal planner.
I love it.  I added the month view at the start so I could plan holidays and such. 
So far it's working pretty well. 
Day 299

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Baby fix

I got to see sweet Ellie tonight.  We went shopping and it was a little surreal to be walking with Lorie around the mall pushing a stroller.  We laughed cause we were just walking and something caught Ellie's eye and she turned her head just staring.  It was a shoe store!  Then we met Kristen for dinner.  It was a nice night with the best friends a girl could ask for.
Day 298

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Good Fortune

Patrick and I had Chinese food tonight and this was my fortune.
No pressure friends.
Day 297

Monday, October 24, 2011

Puppy Love

I was in such a tizzy this morning I was halfway to work when I realized I forgot thsi baby.
She was so happy to see me when I got home, I'm thinking about leaving her more often!
Day 296

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sleepy girl

This is how Harper fell asleep after lunch today.  She looked so cute in her grey sweater dress and red cowboy boots!
Day 295

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Rocky Top

Celebrating the "W" at The Houndstooth.  Love these girls!
Day 294

Friday, October 21, 2011

Put your feet up

Can you tell I'm struggling for things to take photos of?
Day 293

Thursday, October 20, 2011


One of my good friends just started a new event planning business with her mom.  They do beautiful work.  I was happy I got to make them a sign for their new office.  It turned out so good!
Day 292

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Snow Clouds

On my way home from work today I saw some snow clouds.
There was no snow but the air definitely has a cool feel to it lately.
Day 291

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Anniversary Decor

I did the vinyl work on this vintage window for a 50th Anniversary party.
They used it as decor then gave it to the couple as a gift.  I thought it turned out so pretty.  I add the actual date above the year in a scrolly font.  It was beautiful!
Day 290

Monday, October 17, 2011

Say Cheese

Harper's not afraid of the camera, that's for sure!
Day 288

Mr. Saftey

I love this kid!  Porter came to my house, he brought his saftey glasses.
He looked so cute I couldn't help but smile at him!

Day 289

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

My Private Jet

I was brave today, I got a color that wasn't red or pink...and I love it!
It's OPI My Private Jet
Day 285

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Reese Crescent Rolls

I saw this recipe on Pinterest.  It was only okay, but it looked really pretty!
Day 284

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Make yourself comfortable

Sophie relaxing at work.
Day 283

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Little Cutie

She's such a sweetie!
Day 282

Monday, October 10, 2011

Soccer Star

I've only made it to one soccer game this season.  I know, I'm a terrible aunt. 
Day 281

Sunday, October 9, 2011

One Month

Sweet little Ellie turned one month old today!  Time is flying!
Day 280

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Homecoming Date

My cousin and I got to sit together for the Vandy game.  I miss seeing this kid!
Day 279

Friday, October 7, 2011

Balanced dinner?

Olives, pepper and lemonade.
I think so!
Day 278

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Bath Salts

Kristen made bath salts this week as a gift and I helped make them look a little more official by adding the vinyl to the bottle.  They turned out pretty cute!
Day 277


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Game Dates

Even though this is from like two weeks ago it still deserves a spot somewhere. 
Amy's been my date to several games this season.
We always manage to have fun together!

Day 276


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Day 275

I got to visit this sweetie pie this week. She's growing like a weed!
Day 275

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bed Buds

Sometimes Ally and Sophie tolerate eachother.
Day 274

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Potato Soup

I tried a new crock pot recipe yesterday for potato soup.  It was pretty good.  (I'll post the recipe if I can find it.)  Patrick and I both enjoyed it.  I love crock pot cooking during the cooler months!

Day 273

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fall and football

I was so excited that it was cool enough for boots and scarves this morning.  I took full advantage!
I got my football fix this morning, I went to watch Kristen's nephew Logan play.  He's only 4 years old and weighs in at a whopping 31lbs. It was so cute watching the kids.  He wouldn't let me take his picture so you'll have to settle for a picture of me and Kristen.

Day 272