God gave me you for the ups and downs. God gave me you for the days of doubt. And for when I think I've lost my way, there are no words here left to say, it's true, God gave me you.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Alright lovelies! I've recently gotten A-D-D-I-C-T-E-D to this awesome website! NOMORERACK! It seriously offers the BEST deals on selective items! Every once in a while you can score an "insanity deal" that is just beyond belief! For instance, this morning they had a kindle available for $15 and some change!!!

Yes! I am as excited as she is!!! HA
Anywhooo, they also offer "friend deals" daily! The more friend's you have, the easier it is to get free stuff! So, please be my "friend"! Go to THIS LINK and you can sign up and join in on the fun! Oh, and help me be able to get a "friend deal"! Thanks so much sweethearts! Promise T-giving pics are coming soon! Also, I have an upcoming post about one of the most important people in my life!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Prayer Requests...

a. My precious younger brother, Preston (aka Bud) has pneumonia. He was running a consistent fever most of the holiday break and my mom took him to the doc today and found this out. Our family would greatly appreciate your kindess.
b. A person dear to Brandt and I is ready to settle down with the love of their life yet they cannot find the right path to get there. I know they would be greatful for some guidance.
c. I won't often vent on here about my worries, besides weather of course, but I am struggling with a few of "life's obstacles". I need patience and guidance.
d. I read so many blogs on a daily basis that discuss their children's illnesses and struggles having babies. I know these families could use some lifting up.

I know there are so many I am forgetting. Preston's pneumonia has got me feeling down and I just can't think at the moment. I appreciate your time.

Monday... NOOO!

Whew! It was a fast paced holiday but it was beautiful! I am so thankful to have such a loving family who will travel 4+ hours to come visit Boo and I!!! Although it went super fast, we had so much fun! I cooked my booty off! The kiddos rode 4-wheelers! We roasted s'mores. We cooked, cooked, and cooked some more, Alabama beat Auburn, and we laughed!!! Now it's back to reality and guess what, I go to the doc this morning and am informed that I rescheduled my appointment & i forgot my camera at home! (I upload my pics at work because we live in the boonies and the only internet service offered is dial-up. No thanks!)

BOO! So, i'll leave ya with what i got from my phone.

I think I forgot to show y'all this lovely item! My erin condren! I love it so much, I haven't written in it yet! I don't want to mess it up. And it may still be in the bubble wrap shown!

Kel, Maddie, and I had Sweets cupcakes one day at work! I check for their website and it's still "under construction". They are delicious! And I seriously don't like cake texture but these are amazing!!! The elephant one is red velvet, the peanut butter cup is obviously peanut butter with a peanut butter goulash(?) on top, and the other is cookies and creams!

I tried all weekend to win an amazing deal on like this one ... unsuccessfully! BOOO! I'm just not quick enough!!!

Maddie took a photoshoot on my phone. This is only the beginning! There are literally about a hundred poses! ha! Good thing I love her to pieces!

Kel totally went to Publix with Brandt's big ole' boots on!!! She is a hoot! On the way home, she serenaded us and danced for us! I love fun girl rides! I took a video where we were all CRACKIN UP!! She probably would NOT give me permission to post it! ha

I had to get in some "baby fever" time! Found this on a facebook page as I was browsing. Love ruffled rose! I'm tellin ya, I hope my babays don't give me too much grief when they get older and see pics! ha!!!

We went to Woods & Water (a local hunting, clothing, etc. store) and watched the fishies. Kel is planning on going to Alabama next fall so she wanted to look for some collegewear.

 They have a cute new line called "Tuskwear Collection". The designs are simple but sooooo comfy! The long sleeves are long enough to wear with leggings! Leggings have become my new fav!

Meet my sweet baby brudder, Landon! This precious child is a COMEDIAN!!! Practically everything that come out of his mouth is hilarious! Lemme give you a few quotes from him:

a. One of the kiddos are acting up. My mom disciplines them. Landon's response: "Ohhhh you just got served"!!!!
We're sitting around the bonfire and Brandt's uncle's fiance's weeny dog walks up. Gator (weeny) dog proceeds to sniff like all dogs do. Landon starts playing with him as he continues to sniff. There a moment of silence and Landon announces "Hey Dad, why is the dog sniffing my penis?"!!! OMG We we're rolling!!!
c. This is not a story from this weekend but, he's kinda been a little trouble maker at school. A while back, my mom calls and tells me that Landon got on red light... then she sends me this pic that shows the reason:

And lastly, Maddie gave me a feather! I'm lovin the pink!!! It IS my signature color! :) She also put in a neon green one but it doesn't look to "sick" (as boo would say) as the pink so I'll save that for another day!

OHHH and lookie what ole' James Spann is giving us for tomorrow!

SNOWW!!!! And YES we are in the "dusting in on grassy areas"! Wooo hoo!! Maybe a snow day tomorrow???? Come on snow! Just no power probs!

Merry MONDEEE!!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Unfortunetly I'm at work this morning. BUT... once I get off this afternoon it's on like donkey kong! I may not have much spare time this weekend with family and all in town. So probably see y'all Mondee!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stressed to the MAX!

GOOD MORNING! or I guess afternoon now! Figured I'd stop by and give an update before this week really gets going. I know I probably won't have another chance to blog much. Boo, me, and Boo's cousin, Tony got so much accomplished this weekend!!!

Kel and Maddie are on there way too! So that last little task should be able to be marked through tonight! I would say I can't wait to relax but... good ole' James Spann is saying tomorrow may be a severe weather day! What the crap Alabama! My sweet girls will be here!!! The last thing I need right now is a worry weather day!

Dear straight line winds, strong thunderstorms, hail, and mr. tornadoes,
Please do me a favor and just come through t-town peacefully. You have already ruined a day this year that will forever go down in history. I know you love making me stress out. Well trust me, you've accomplished that! Just give me a break! Thanks for being so understanding!
Sincerely, ME!

In other randomness

Did my nails this weekend! I'm not crazy about polish on my fingernails so this is a BIG!
Got the idea from Pinterest. The glitter is really growing on me!

OhAND i've been seeing some CUTE "save the date" ideas lately on pinterest. Hopefully I'll be able to use one in the near future! ha!

Look forward to PICTURE OVERLOAD after thanksgiving! I've had my camera for forever but I guess it's time to learn how to use it!


Thursday, November 17, 2011


Feeling a little down today. I try my best to keep a positive spirit but there are those days. And today seems to be one.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

James Spann...

I don't know what I would do without you!!!

Even before this day of nightmares:
I have always been horrified of bad weather, particularly tornadoes! I will never forget that day in April. I woke up around 3ish because I got that feeling I always get with weather. It happened to be Brandt's birthday too so I tried to not stress him out too bad! We turned on the news and around 5:30am James Spann said there was a tornado on the ground heading towards us. For the locals, it was coming up from Duncanville. It felt like we didn't even have enough time to think about what he had just said because the next thing I know, power goes out and then came the train sound, I will never forget that sound! To me, it was a mixture of a train on the rails and a waterfall literally right in your ear. Brandt and I crouched in the floor, held each other, and prayed. We got extremely lucky that day. The tornado ripped through the woods about 50 yards behind our home. It was unreal.

With November here, I'm so excited for tornado season numero dos this year! NOT!!! I wake up this morning at about 3ish once again and have one of my "feelings".

Sure enough, we're under a tornado watch. For some reason I feel better when I'm with people. So, me being my paranoid self, I pack up the laptop, the camera,  and lock the filing cabinet so nothing can fall out of it, and head to Brandt's mama's! She was already awake, getting ready to head to work. Bless her heart! Needless to say, I am super tired today and the weather is not completely passed yet. You better bet James Spann, I've got you on live feeds right now!

Oh, I did just realize Tannehill is this weekend! It's like a huge outdoor garage sale, but better! ha.

AND I can't wait to see my darling sissies Monday!

Wish me luck with this weather anxiety!!! Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Other than my daily Zulily stop, I've become obsessed with Pinterest! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE to imagine dressing up my little kiddies in the mornings! Today is no exception!
 How cute is this toile outfit????

Or how about this hat, skirt, and boot with a little white sweater and leggings???
And because it's raining here today, how cute are these precious booties?!?!

HA! I will be one of those "fru fru" moms! ANYWHOO.... so Pinterest! It has become my new obsession! Instead of google... I pinterest!

For example... my latest searches:
a. Easy thanksgiving recipes

b. Hunting Themed Bedroom
(Our spare bedroom is slowly but surely taking on this look.)

c. I stumbled upon this purty thing...
I decided I would make my own.
We got us a nice palette.
Boo painted it with this texture paint and hung it up! The lighting being off and me not knowing how to use the camera lol = not such a great pic!

Don't know what is with the lighting! Promise our walls are not pink! ha

and VOILA! I still have to find more frames and pics to put in those frames. These are just temporary! But I love how it turned out! My sweet man is so handy!

d. Happy Tuesday wishes:


Monday, November 14, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like....


The Christmas Village. This is Brandt's favorite! It's a reminder of his childhood. Most of the houses were passed down from his Nanny so they are very dear to him. I love how it looks lit up at night!

Brandt's bama room tree. Even though I hardly visit his man cave, I didn't want to leave it out when it came to Christmas!

Our special tree. I put all my personal ornaments that I've accumulated over the years here. Every ornament is dear to me whether it was a gift or one that boo and I picked up on a vacay.
(first Christmas in our own home)
The main tree. I went with red and gold this year. I got a little funky with the top. Boo even went to Kirkland's with me to help get the topper out of a display tree. Super chic and unique. I love it!

Hope you didn't mind the pic overload! My palette project is complete too, but I'll save that for tomorrow! Happy Manic Monday!