Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Letters...

...because they're my fave.

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Dear Heat Wave- Please go far far away. This isn't the equater. We aren't in hell....that I know of. Temps above 85 make me too hot, and when I get hot, I get grumpy. No one wants that.

Dear Bloggers- I absolutely hate reading sponsored posts. I get that you are doing it for money, but I always hit that red X at the top of my screen when I see that it's a sponsored post. And honestly, how many of you are being for real. You can't LOVE every single thing you're given to review.

Dear precious therapy kid- I'm so so glad I'm working with you again in therapy. You have changed so much in the past 6 months since I've worked with you, and have come so far. I've missed your sweet, little face.

Dear W & M- I look good in my pink tee. Hahahahaha. or something like that.

Dear Magic Mike- I'm. So. Excited. to see you tomorrow night. I'm just going to throw this out there...the plot looks so freakin' stupid, but I don't even care. If I can stare at a bunch of hot, semi-naked men for 2 hours, then I'm there. I'm on my way to the bank to pick up some singles now.

Dear Sarah (@Waiting on the Butterflies)- I hope to see your face tomorrow night. We are already internet bffs and twins, so we better make it official and become IRL friends too. Right? Right?

Dear Friday- Thank you for coming. #ThatIsAll

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Letters

I love Friday blogging for this linkup alone.
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Dear Raelyn Elise- Aunt Mel is so very glad you have arrived. You are healthy, beautiful, and I'm already enamored by you. I can't wait to watch you grow up. I can't wait to spoil you rotten. You have so many people that love you, and two people that will be amazing parents. You are already one lucky little girl.






Dear Saturday Morning- I never thought I would say this, but I dread seeing you come. I'm waking up at 4:00 am so I can join my work crew for a Warrior Dash.  (Watch video below if you have no idea what that is.) Most of the guys at work make up the team Crash Test Dummies (We work at a collision center, so it's fitting, yes?) to race. It's for St. Jude's Children's Hospital, which is my favorite charity.
And don't you all think I'm running my happy butt in it.  This girl doesn't run; unless it's through the store during a major sale. So I'm just going to cheer them on.
Source: tumblr.com via Melanie on Pinterest


Dear Chuys- I love you. Your food is so yummy. And that Jalepeno Dip? Oh em gee. So good. I think I could visit you weekly, and be A-OK with it.

Dear Best Friends- I've missed you whores this week. From now on, you aren't allowed to go on vacation (unless I'm going with....) or have family come down (unless I have something to do...), because I've been bored. Majorly.

Dear Monday- PMS got the best of me that day. I was snappy, impatient, and was pretty much a bitch all day long. I'm sorry if you had to come into contact with me that day. It was rough.

Maybe I should make this for you.

Dear Some ecards- Thank you for your existence. You  never fail to make me laugh. You say what everyone else is thinking. You give me tons of cards to pin. And you have a card for every little thing. What would I do without  you?
Source: tumblr.com via Melanie on Pinterest

Happy Friday, kids!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Officially Aunt Mel

I'm officially an aunt to the cutest, sweetest, most precious baby girl I've ever laid eyes on.

Raelyn Elise arrived at 5:30pm yesterday afternoon. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. She is absolutely perfect.
A super impatient and anxious me with my sister....right before being kicked out of the room for delivery.

My sister, brother in law, and beautiful niece.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Today's the Day!

Today's the day that these two become parents.

Today's the day that my sister will give birth to a precious little girl.

Today's the day that I officially become Aunt Mel.

I couldn't be more excited to meet my niece, Raelyn Elise! :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday Social (2)

Another Sunday, another Sunday Social. So fun.

Sunday Social

Favorite movie of all time? This is so hard; I love movies! I'm just going to have to list a few of my faves:
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • Remember the Titans
  • Stepmom
  • Wedding Crashers
I could seriously go on and on....

Favorite movie quote? Again, there are several. One that I say almost every time I'm at a stop sign, "I like totally paused." Ya know, from Clueless. "May the odds be ever in your favor," from The Hunger Games. And then there's Noah's speech from The Notebook.
Source: google.com via Melanie on Pinterest

Best movie to watch for a girls night in? Bridesmaids for sure.

Best breakup movie? I like He's Just Not That Into You and Legally Blonde.

Favorite celeb eye candy? Ryan Gosling. I've had a crazy crush ever since he was in Fracture.
Source: google.com via Carli on Pinterest

Which movie stars closet would you want to raid? Rachel Bilson. Emma Stone. or Reese Witherspoon. I love classy with whimsy. That's me.
Source: google.com via Greta on Pinterest

Did you link up? Let me know so I can check out your answers!

Friday, June 15, 2012

It's Friday!

Halle-freakin-lujah! It's Friday, y'all, and I couldn't be more excited. I have absolutely NO plans this weekend, and I'm a-ok with that.

I don't have much for you today, other than I have had a great past few days. AND my car should be here in a few looooooong short hours. (Even though it will feel like forevah!) I take that back, I have plans of loving and driving my car everywhere this weekend!

Hope you ladies have a great weekend.
And from my girl, Tracey, "Peace and Blessins."

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tragedy

My heart is heavy today for people I don't even know. Our community and surrounding counties has seen its fair share of tragedies just this week alone.

An 18 year old from my town was celebrating his graduation with a party after festivities. His sister went to find him the next morning and found him unresponsive. He had gotten sometime that night and had asphyxiated. He passed a few days later.

A 20 year old boy drowned last night while swimming with friends. Story here.

A 22 year old woman from the county west of me was murdered earlier this week. She was 4 months pregnant. Story here.

And just this morning, a friend of some former co-workers went missing after a morning run with her sister. She was found later this morning, unfortunately not alive. Story here.

I'm heartbroken for the families involved. My family suffered a tragedy just two years ago, so I know how devastating it is for them. It's so hard to hear of things like this happening, especially close to home, and especially to someone that you are connected with in some way, even if I didn't personally know the victims. Please send up a prayer for them. Pray that they find some sort of peace in the face of these horrific circumstances.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What I'm Loving

I haven't done one of these in a long while, so I thought I would remind myself of some things I'm loving!


I'm loving that I've cooked three times this week. That never happens. It's been fun, delicious, and have provided me with some good leftovers for lunch the next day!

I'm loving that I FINALLY found a car. It's exactly what I want, was the 4th color on my list (1- white, 2- red, 3- gray, 4- silver)! The only issue is that it is in South Carolina- 8 hours away! It will be here Friday!
Picture of my car from the website.
I'm loving that I start my therapy job today. Remember, I was doing this at the end of last  year, and decided to quit and work for my dad? Well, I've missed it and the little boy. After some thoughts, I have decided to do it part-time (2 days a week for 2 hours a day). I'm nervous today, but excited too.

I'm loving the cherry berry chiller from McDonalds that I had this morning. Delish!
Tried it? It's so yummy!
I'm loving that I sold even more furniture to the two separate people that came to pick up what they bought at my yard sale 2 weeks ago. Granted I only made $35 more bucks, but that's two pieces out of my basement and money in my pocket!

I'm loving this beautiful weather we've had. Yes, it's hot and definitely humid, but the sun shining makes us all a little happier, right?

What are you loving today?


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Pinterest Recipe: Sausage and Veggies Packet

I've been on a Pinterest cooking kick lately. I've copied recipes, spent loads of money on specific ingredients (because you know when you are making a certain dish, you don't have anything you need....), and spent more time in the kitchen this week than I have all year.

To be honest, I love cooking. But, it's just me, and it kind of sucks spending all of that time preparing something just for myself. Especially if it sucks! But anywho- pinterest has been calling my name, and I answered.

This recipe is my latest Pinterest project.

Inspiration:

There wasn't a specific recipe for this that I could follow (don't you hate when there aren't links). I just looked at the picture, bought some sausage and some of my favorite veggies to grill, and wrapped them in tin foil. (You could really use any veggie, I think.)
My take:



My recipe:
1 smoked sausage
1 squash
1 zuccini
2-3 potatoes (I love potatoes, so I put more of them in)

*Cut into medium-sized pieces. Be sure all are about the same size.
*Place in foil packet.
*Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
*Drizzle with EVOO.
*Grill on low for about 20 minutes, or until tender.

Y'all. This was delicious! Luckily, I had plenty leftover, so I will have it for lunch and maybe dinner tonight. Score!

What's your favorite thing to grill?

Monday, June 11, 2012

10 Years

It happened.
10 years has passed by in the blink of an eye.
The one event that I dreaded.
(insert creepy music and a "dun dun dun")
My 10 year high school reunion.
(insert scary high pitched scream)

Since the planning started last summer, I have dreaded, whined, shed a tear (Yep. Don't you judge me!), and argued in my head why I should not attend. Would the people still be mean heifers? Would it still be clique-y? Would I feel extremely uncomfortable and sad? I mean let's face it, guys. High school is hard. Facing people from high school is hard, especially when  you aren't where you thought you'd be.
The after. I forgot to get a solo shot before the reunion. Oops.

But I did it. I bit the bullet. I bought my ticket. I bought a cute dress, after trying on many. I had a drink before leaving. I could do it...I think.
So glad my bff, Meg, attended the reunion.
She didn't go to school with us, but luckily, she married someone that did.

And you know what? I'm SO glad I did. The mean girls? Well, they've grown up. The cliques? They still exist (somewhat), but everyone talked and caught up, for the most part. (I won't get into the ones that avoided me....) Being uncomfortable. Well that still happened too. But I got over it. All it took was some guts to walk up to people and start talking.
My awesome friend, Whitney, and  me.

And guess what. I even won the "Single Ladies" award. Yep. Classmates voted for "The Next Bachelorette," and I took that bish. At first I was embarrassed....but I wasn't the only single lady. I should have had some roses to hand out or something.

Barren Co. High School Class of 2002
Out of 202 graduating students, 32 students attended.

As much as I dreaded it, I'm so glad I went. It was good to see the people that I hadn't seen since high school. It was good to talk and to catch up. And honestly, it was SO good to see that people had grown up, and that I could finally change the opinions of the people that had left rotten impressions on me in high school. I think that was one obstacle that I was super worried about.

Have you had a reunion? How did it turn out?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday Social (1)

Good morning! :)

Neely and Ashley have a new link up, and I thought I'd try it out today. Maybe, just maybe, it will get me back in the blogging groove.
Sunday Social
Today's questions-
How did you come up with your blog name?
What is your favorite thing about blogging?
What is one thing you have discovered because of blogging and now cant live without?
Facebook or Twitter? and why?
If one celeb read your blog who would you want it to be?
What is something you want people to know about your blog?

And my answers-
How did you come up with your blog name? I wanted it to be something that described me, but wasn't generic (like my original name) or boring. After what felt like forever of brainstorming, I finally came up with the 2 words that best describe me: sarcastic and my curly hair.

What is your favorite thing about blogging? All of the wonderful ladies I have met through this online world. I really feel like we are friends and would love to meet them in real life.

What is one thing you have discovered because of blogging and now cant live without? SO many things that I have tried or bought because of what I've seen in the blogiverse. And of course, I'm drawing a blank right now..... I'll go with this...I've read some pretty great books because of what I've read on others blogs.

Facebook or Twitter? and why? This is hard. I can stalk people I actually know on facebook, but twitter is a great place to communicate with blog friends, be honest, and is a little more fun.

If one celeb read your blog who would you want it to be? Reese Witherspoon. She's my bff.

What is something you want people to know about your blog? It's honest. It's not always positive and happy, but that's not life. It's realistic.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Letters

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Dear Arnold Palmer- Thank you for making such a delicious drinky drink. I've been drinking the half tea/half lemonade concoction all week, and I'm in love.

Dear Pinterest-  Some of your recipes pinned suck. Stay tuned next week, folks. I'm going to share my disappointment in the kitchen.

Dear Jewelry Nut Auctions- I have a love/hate relationship with you. I LOVE putting "SOLD OOT" under your pretty pictures of necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, but my bank account hates it. It's really a shame that you don't do returns too, because I have some things I just don't love, and I feel like I've wasted that money.

Dear  Rajon Rondo- I'm not an NBA fan. I just don't think it's exciting. But, I have been watching you some, and am so proud that you are a former Kentucky Wildcats player. You kick ass on the court, and you are a big reason I'm watching these playoffs. Go Rondo!

Dear Blog Friends- I know I said it the other day, but reunion is TOMORROW, and I'm freaking out. Please say a prayer for my sanity tomorrow night. I don't know why I'm such a nervous wreck, but I am. I'm sure after I get there, I'll be fine....but I'm so anxious!

Hope each and every one of you have an amazing weekend! :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Reading

I haven't read a book since the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. Nothing appealed to me. I wasn't even in the mood to read since I knew it wouldn't be as interesting or entertaining as reading about Ana and Christian's love affair.

But it's that time. I've perused Pinterest and Facebook long enough, and it's time to devote my attention to something productive- so back to reading it is.

A friend of mine recommended The Glass Castle. To be honest, I'm not sure I'll like it; I rarely like non-fiction, but I'm going to give it a go. See what happens. And maybe, just maybe, my mind can focus on something other than what's online.

Have you read this book? What'd ya think?

And if you have any books you just loved, please send the title my way. :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

So what...




So what...if I'm dreading my high school reunion that will be on Saturday night. I thought Facebook kept everyone up to date so we didn't have to have these awkward encounters with people we really don't care to see anyway. Ugh.

So what... if the only reason I'm the teeniest bit ok with going is because I found a super cute dress and am ready to wear it.

So what... if I'm drinking Coke this morning. It's early, and I've been trying to stay away from them, but by golly, I wanted it.

So what... if I'm indecisive, impatient, and change my mind at the drop of a hat. It's who I am.

So what... if everyone around me wants to pull their hair out when I try to make a big decision. I have to talk to everyone and get their opinions. It helps. They need to just go with it.

So what... if I love having twitter conversations. So fun. Tweet me, and we'll chat.

Happy humpday!


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Weekend Picture Dump

Y'all, I have been in the biggest blogging slump. Not sure why, because usually I'm a rambler and can talk about anything. I guess life has just been pretty boring here lately.

Here's my weekend in pictures. Prepare yourselves.

I watched some reruns of this awesome show.

Rode to BG with the parents and 2 yr old cousin for a bday party.

This is what we had to watch the entire trip. DVD players in the car suck if this is what you are subjected to.
 
The birthday girl, her dad/my cousin, and the 2 year old Barney watching cutie.

He looks like he is in jail.

Peyton opening gifts with the help of her cousin.

The awesome earrings that joined the party.
 
Smash cake time!

Boys and sticks. I don't get it.

The party wore him out. Me too. We slept for 2 hours after we got home.

Got to see this little chunk, Miss Amelia Rose.

My first experience with Chuy's was delicious. I've been craving this place ever since.

Sunday was also my sweet Mia's 5th birthday! Happy birthday, Caramia Pupcake!

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