Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Hope that you guys had a GREAT weekend! Ours was FULL of running a million errands, grocery shopping, cleaning house, organizing AND laundry! This is what  all of my weekends consist of now that I work AND go to school WOO HOO!!

We did have a little fun Friday night, we had dinner at FIVE with my sissy!

If you are even CLOSE to Tuscaloosa and you have not eaten here you are missing OUT! Is is DELISH! We have been several times and we LOVE it! They also have a new menu item, that I ate  called Asian chicken and it was SO YUMMY!

 After we had dinner we headed downtown for drinks!
Wish that I would have taken MORE pics!

Hope that you guys had a great weekend! I am SWAMPED this week between work and school! BOO!

OHH and I forgot to mention that on Saturday evening I had my very first test in Psychology.. annnd I MADE an A !!!!
 Whooo Hooo!!

 Happy Tuesday Bloggy peeps!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

It's OK Thursday!

It is THURSDAY, so y'all know what that means... I am linking up with Neely & Amber for It's OK Thursday!

Its Ok Thursdays

It's OK....

....That it has been raining since the time I opened my eyes this morning!

....That I didn't get to workout last night because I had class until 9:00!

...That I worked from 8:00-5:00 BEFORE attending class from 6:00-9:00! YES you heard that right!

....That my dog WILL NOT go outside in the rain.. she can hold her "tee-tee" until the rain is GONE!

....That I have an online Psychology test that I need to take and have NO clue what it is about?

....That I will probably miss Jersey Shore tonight because I am POOPED and ready for bed NOW!

.... That my finger nail polish has been chipping for a few days but I have NO extra time to paint them!

....That my abs are STILL sore from my Monday workout!!

What are you OK with on this dreary Thursday?!? Link up and join in on the fun! K Thanks!


OK, so I got tagged in the 'Blogger game'.. this is a quick way to learn interesting things about me! Thanks to Brittany over at b. merry & blessed ... for tagging me!
The Blogger Game
The Rules

1. You must post the rules

2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post

3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.

4. Tag eleven people and link to them on your post

Let me know you've tagged them!

11 Fun Facts:

{1} I am the wife of a Coal Miner!

{2} I was born & raised in a College town…and still here! ROLL TIDE!

{3} I am the proud mommy to a 90 lb Doberman!

{4}I have never once in my entire life colored/highlighted my hair…Brown hair/Brown eyes.. BORING!

{5} I don’t watch TV very much BUT when I do it is complete garbage-Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, etc..

{6} I still struggle ALMOST on a daily basis with what I want to be when I “grow up.”

{7} I am currently BACK in school studying Public Relations.

{8} I knew my husband exactly six months when he asked me to marry him.

{9} My Mom passed away when I was 19, and it completely changed my life, forever!

{10} I have a sister who is 2 years younger than me and she is my VERY best friend!

{11} There is not a single day that goes by that I don’t thank God for all that I have been blessed with!

 Her Questions for me:

1.      What magazine do you subscribe to?
I don’t subscribe to any BUT I love to read Shape & Self

2.      What do you like to do in your free time?
Free Time?!? What’s that?! Ha!.. Don’t get much but when I have a little, I love to workout and spend time with my wonderful husband
3.      Do you like sports?
LOVE me some Alabama football!

4.      If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would love to go Australia!

5.      What is your favorite makeup accessory?
HAVE to have my Mac blush!

6.      What is one thing you can't live without?
My family and husband-They make my world go round!

7.      What is the best recipe you've ever cooked or would like to?
My specialty is Chicken Casserole! J

8.      What is the best book you've ever read?
Hmmm.. Heaven is For Real is my FAV right now!

9.      What is your favorite store?
LOVE Ulta & Buckle

10.  What is your best workout advice?
Drink loads of water and if you’re going to workout at least try to make healthier eating decisions!

11.  What is your dream job?
Event Coordinator for a huge company or venue

My Tags

(Yes I know this is only 9.. but I'm too tired to worry about it! ;)If you have already been tagged then just disregard..I understand!)

My questions for you-

What is your favorite holiday?

Do prefer dogs or cats?

What was your very first car?

What is your favorite quote?

What is your favorite color nail polish?

What is your favorite snack food?

Where would your dream vacation be?

Is the cup half full or half empty?

Do you prefer Twitter or Facebook?

Stilettos or tennis shoes?

Who did you look up to as a kid?

Hope you guys are having a fabulous Thursday! It is raining cats and dogs here in Bama! BOO!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Boat Show

Good Morning y'all!!

We had a fabulous weekend! Friday would have been my Mom's Birthday, so Brandon was an ANGEL and sent me these!

The Card says-Your Mom would have been so proud of you!
Isn't he the sweetest!!

On Saturday we headed out to the BOAT SHOW! We just recently bought our very first home and the neighborhood is on the Black Warrior River so we NEED a boat for SUMMER TIME! :)

 This one was one of my FAVS! :)
This boat had a full bar!
 Yes that is my smokin hot husband in the cowboy hat! ;)

We didn't buy one BUT we are still in the market for one!

Saturday night, Brandon's sweet Maw Maw & Aunt came up to visit us! We cooked some DELISH steak, salad, and baked potatos!!YUM! And the rest of the weekend was pretty low-key!

Me & Thera girl being lazy! That girl knows she loves her mama! :)

Hope you guys had a GREAT weekend!!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Birthday wishes to Heaven!

My post today is dedicated to my Mama who is in Heaven and today is her Birthday. Happy Birthday Mama!!

 ( I apologoze for the "pictures of pictures" but my scanner is insane today!)
This was her in the 2nd grade-she is the 6th little girl on the bottom row with the beautiful blonde curls!

She was Ms. Parrish High School her Junior year!

 And this was the exact way that I remember her-this was taken at my 6th grade graduation!

There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about her or think about what she would want for me and Jess. She was the most sensitive kind hearted person that I have ever known. I think that is why God took her, I think she really was TOO senstitive for this world!

She would have been 48 years old today... seems so very young!

Happy Birthday Mama!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Well it is that time of the week AGAIN! I am linking up with Jamie over at This Kind of Love for What I'm loving Wednesday!

Today, I am LOVING...

...That there are two more "wake ups" until the weekend
...That my husband is off ALL weekend, AGAIN
...That we are going to the BOAT SHOW on Saturday
...That I got ALL points possible on my Psychology homework
...That I just ordered Season 3 of Nip/Tuck
...That I just sold my old text books to Amazon for a credit..JACKPOT!
...That I get to see my sweet Thera girl when I go home for lunch today
...That my sissy is blogging now..follow her HERE!
...That I start week 3 of Couch to 5K TODAY! Pray for me! :)

What are you loving this week! Link up and join in on all the FUN! :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Weekend Wrap UP

Happy Tuesday bloggy peeps! Hope you guys had a great weekend! I was so very sad to see it end! We had a FUN filled weekend with Brandon's family! His entire family was home this weekend so we made the 2 hour trip and joined in. We built a fire and cooked "chitlins"! Disgusting I KNOW! But the boys enjoyed it! Ha! Here is our weekend in pictures!

 Brandon & Thera girl snuggling Friday morning before I left for work
 Headed to the BIG town of Grove Hill
 Me, Brooke, and sweet Grayson
 My sexy husband!
 Playing Hide-n-go-seek with Aunt B
 The big fire that the boys had going
 Cooking "Chitlins".. I know? I don't get it either!
 Grayson catching a QUICK nap
Brooke and I staying WARM!

Love, love, love this man!

We had a FABULOUS weekend hanging with the fam jam! Next weekend we are headed to the Boat show! Please pray that we find something that we BOTH love! :) Hope you guys had a GREAT weekend!

Oh and one more thing before I go! I was introduced to this skin care line this weekend! It is called Rodan and Fields! They have a ton of stuff for anti-aging and sun spots!

Rodan and Fields Dermatologists

 It is made by the SAME people who make proactive?!? Anyone ever tried it? I am planning to order it this week, so let me know if you have any pros or cons about it! This girl right here is all about PREVENTING wrinkles! I want to be TWENTY-FIVE forever! :)

And ONE more thing... I promise this is IT! My BFF AKA my sister has started a BLOG!!
She is AWESOME and you should most definitely follow her!!

Ok I think I am done.. for now anyway! Holla!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's OK Thursday!

Yay for Thursday! Today I am linking up with Neely over at Complete Waste of Makeup for-It's OK Thursday!

Its Ok Thursdays

It's OK.....

....That I am WAY excited for Jersey Shore tonight-Don't Judge me!

....That I have waited until the absolute last minute to do my Psychology homework

....That I WILL be spending my lunch break completing my Psychology homework

....That my laundry basket is piled taller than I am.. HellO I work AND go to school PEOPLE! :)

....That I DID NOT watch the People's Choice Awards

....That I am SUPER excited to watch the Miss America pageant.
(Ms. Alabama has a really SAD story-click here for the dets! I am totally cheering her on!)

....That I do a little happy dance every time I gain a new blog follower

....That I can't figure out WHY some of my followers ARE not showing up on my widget-any ideas?

....That a few blogs that I follow have peer pressured me into REALLY wanting to book a trip to Vegas this Summer!

....That I REALLY want to buy a NICE new hair dryer even though the one I have works just fine

....That I have thought all day that today was Friday

OK I think that is ALL that I am OK with this week! ;) What are you OK with on this gloomy Thursday! Link up!

Happy Thursday y'all! 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

What I'm loving Wednesday

Today I am linking up with  with Jamie at This Kind of Love for What I'm loving Wednesday! 

I am loving that Alabama won the National Championship on Monday night! #14 Baby! 

 Downtown Tuscaloosa after we won! 
 My wonderful husband!
 Nurse Jess came out after her shift! 
Watching the tide bring home # 14!

I am loving this GREAT new selfless tanner that I bought at the Semi-annual sale last week!
I am trying to stay OUT of my tanning bed SO much! :)

I am loving that I went back to school this week. I was a little sad at first BUT this just means ONE more semester closer to the END!
I am loving that this sweet girl is going to be waiting for me when I get home tonight! 

Last, I am loving that tonight I will complete week2 Day2 of Couch to 5k! Woo Hoo! Go me! 

What are you loving this week? Link up and join in on the FUN! 
Happy Wednesday! XOXO

Monday, January 9, 2012

Random Thoughts & ROLL TIDE!

Random Thought # 1 --

I just entered a blog giveaway over at Caitlin's blog Peaches & Pearls! She is a SOUTHERN girl like me and I love her blog!  The giveaway is for a PERSONALIZED Tumbler made by THIS company-

I have never heard of them before BUT looks like they have really cute stuff! 
Soooo what are you waiting for? Get over there and follow her blog and enter this fabulous giveaway!! 

Random Thought #2 --

For those of you who don't own a TV or have been living under a rock.. ALABAMA is playing in the National Championship TONIGHT! :) As you all know, Brandon, my husband played for Alabama and well I have been a DIE hard fan since the day I was brought into this world! I am WAY pumped about this game! I even have my hounds tooth dress on at work today! :0)

Random Thought # 3 --

I start week 2 of the Couch to 5 K thingy TONIGHT (before the game of course)! And I must say that I am a little bit nervous! So y'all say a little prayer for me! :) I must admit that I am LOVING this program so far!!

Random Thought # 4 --

We finished up the second season of Nip/Tuck! So I am dying to order the 3rd season! I think I am going to need a new series to watch once I finish with them all! What is another good TV show that Brandon and I both would enjoy?! Help!!

Random Thought # 5 --

School started back today. I am ONLY taking 2 classes-keep in mind I also work 40+ hours a week! :) My Psychology class is online and I took a peek at it this morning... and its stressing me out ALREADY! Ahhh! Any tips on making an "A" in Psychology would be greatly appreciated!  

Random Thought # 6 --

My husband is OFF work today and I am IN the office! NOT COOL! 

Well that pretty much sums it up for today! Hope you guys had a FABULOUS weekend! XOXO

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Good Morning all my bloggy peeps! It is a flipping 27 degrees in the SOUTH this morning! Way to cold for this girl! I am have my mini heater under my desk on FULL blast! :) Hope you guys are having a GREAT Wednesday! TODAY, I am linking up with Jamie at this kind of love to share with y'all what I am LOVING on this CHILLY morning!

I am loving.........

1. That my wonderful sister-in-law e-mailed me the pics from our Family Christmas (Thanks Candace!)... here are a few-

 Brandon's entire family!
 Some of my FAVORITE people!
 My sweet sister-in-law BROOKE! :)

My FABULOUS Mother-In-Law & Thera girl! :)

LOVE this guy!

2. LOVING this AMAZING throw blanket that Brandon gave me for Christmas!

These things are SO awesome-check the website out here-http://www.barefootdreams.com/ They were previewed on Oprah & Ellen annnddd guess who has this SAME EXACT throw... Get ready... The one and only--

Khloe Kardashian!

They also make this pattern for Receiving blankets for your little one... they have tons of color and patterns! You MUST check their site out!

3. I am loving all of the goodies that I received in my Stocking from the Stocking Stuffer Swap! My partner was Meghan over at Shine On, and she did an AMAZING job shopping for me!

"J" stickers, notepad, Photo Album, Nail polish, Thank you Cards, Lip Balm, LOTS of Yummy candy (some candy not shown-I blame my 1 year old nephew), and Cocoa Mix!! She did a great job! :) Thanks again Meghan!

4. Last but NOT least, I am LOVING that I ran 2 miles on the treadmill last night! I didn't REALLY make a New Year's resolution but I REALLY want to try to get more FIT & HEALTHY! ..Wish me luck! :)

What are you loving today?!   Happy Wednesday! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Years Eve 2011/2012

Brandon and I had LOTS of time together the last few days! He was off work for 4 days and so was I. This is VERY rare so we had a mini "staycation"! We had planned to go to Gatlinburg BUT decided at the last minute that we would stay home and RELAX! And I must say it was a GREAT decesion!

Friday we had lunch with my sweet Nanny and sissy! Sorry-No Pics! :( BOO! After lunch, I took a few things back that I had received over Christmas and I FINALLY bought a NEW iphone4s!

Saying Goodbye to the old 3! I get SO attached to things! Ha!

I am LOVING the 4s so far! And I am about to die to get this case for it!-

Cute huh?

Saturday was a BEAUTIFUL day! We spent the day taking all of the Christmas decorations down, cleaning things out & putting together our brand new swing!

 Brandon hard at work!

And this is what it looked like when it was all done!

I LOVE it! I think it is PERFECT for our front porch!

Saturday night we headed out to Chuck's Fish for sushi! This is also the place where we had our FIRST date and got ENGAGED! It is like OUR spot to go when we go out to eat! After dinner, we made our way downtown for drinks and LOTS of dancing! :) Jess, my sissy, met us out (she is a nurse and didn't get off until 11:00) and we all rang in the New Year together! Jess and Brandon are without a doubt my 2 most FAV people so I can not think of another way to spend my New Years!!

Sunday was spent relaxing from our LONG night!

Monday, we took advantage of our last off day together and slept in LATE! I also ran to Victoria Secret for the SEMI-ANNUAL Sale! This is probably one of my MOST favorite SALES ever! I haven't missed one in YEARS & Brandon even tagged along this time! :)

GOT lots of GOOD stuff!!

We spent the rest of the afternoon watching the second season of Nip/Tuck! I know, I know.. I am WAY behind! I watched the first season a few months ago and I LOVE it!
If you have not watched this show-you MUST!

We took a break from Nip/Tuck and ordered some SUSHI from Chuck's! I told y'all this was our SPOT!

And it was DELISH of course! :)

So as you can see our "staycation" was AWESOME! :) Stay tuned for one more blog post TODAY about all the FABULOUS things I got in the Stocking Stuffer SWAP! Cannot wait to do another swap! Happy Tuesday peeps!