Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Years Eve!

I can not believe it is almost 2011! It feels like it has been the quickest year! It was a great year...We had our first wedding anniversary, we ran our first half marathon and we made lots of new wonderful friends! For 2011 i would like to continue my running and maybe do another big race & be as healthy as possible! In 2011 we already have 4 weddings to go to which is pretty exciting! I think 2011 will be a great year!

I hope yall all have a wonderful new years eve with friends and family! Celebrate 2010 and welcome in 2011!

Also we have been really busy with family & friends for the Christmas season, but we had a wonderful time & our first White Christmas in Charlotte!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Just a few more days!

Just two days til Christmas Eve now and i can't believe it! I am just doing all the last minute things to get ready now! It is very exciting to me though because i love this time of year. I just finished wrapping gifts tonight and now i have them loaded in laundry baskets so that i can bring them to my parents house since that is where we will be celebrating. I thought i would share a few pictures with you of my gift wrapping! I loved how they turned out this year! My inspiration was from Becky at Sweet Tea and Pearls. I had so much fun doing all the monograms! I love monograms so much :) I hope y'all are close to finishing up wrapping too if you're not already done!

Friday, December 17, 2010

One week til Christmas!!!

Yay, i am getting so excited & can NOT believe only one week til Christmas! So much to do still! I stayed up very late last night wrapping gifts and i am getting closed to being finished! I have lots of baking to start now!
I thought i would share a little Christmas with y'all today by showing you a few of my favorite ornaments! I just LOVE ornaments and can never seem to pass them up!
(Sorry the pictures are a little dark, i'm not sure why?!)

Happy Friday Y'all! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Decor

I love decorating for Christmas! I wish i could leave up all the decorations year round, because i always feel like my house is at its best during the holidays! I thought i would share a few of my favorite Christmas touches through out my house. Since sharing them all would be too many pictures! :)

 My little tree for the window, the large one would be way to big for this spot! Plus this one has presents under it :)

 I wish i could drink out of these glasses year long!

 I am really loving gingerbread men/ladies these days, they are so cute!

 Love my Christmas Tree linen towel!

 Merry Christmas Y'all!!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Cookie Exchange!

I just had my first cookie exchange this past weekend and it was a success! :) I made Red Velvet Cookies and they were very delicious! I have a few pictures to share...

Happy Monday Y'all!!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Wreaths

I always love to look around for inspiration when it comes to Christmas wreaths! They are one of my favorite things for the holidays! I love to have a few, so the more idea's the merrier! I have a really good time making bows out of different ribbons to put on lots of things! I am always changing my colors and the things i want on my wreaths it seems! It is so fun to get creative though! 
I found lots of inspiration in my most recent Southern Living Magazine and thought i would share! They have so many unique idea's!

What do you like to do to your wreaths?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Decorative sign giveaway!

Mama's Messages is having her first giveaway! She is so talented and has a large collection of decorative signs that she makes. You can even have them personalized! Check out her page to find out about the giveaway! :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Be Thankful!

It's Thanksgiving time which means remember all of the things you are thankful for! 
I am Thankful for, My Husband, Family, Friends & that i am very taken care of! I am also of course Thankful for all my blogging friends, what a fun time we have!
 We will be leaving out of town tomorrow morning for Thanksgiving, so i wanted to make sure i leave this post today!
We celebrated Thanksgiving with some of our friends on Saturday night & there was some good eatin! I feel very warmed up for Thursday now! :) I made a turtle pumpkin pie & caramel apple cheesecake! They both turned out very good and i thought they were fairly easy to make!!! I also made my own caramel for them which i would highly recommend!
 Enjoy these recipes if you would like!

Turtle Pumpkin Pie
 Carmel Apple Cheesecake

Happy Thanksgiving yall!!! Let the Christmas countdown begin :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lilly items for sale!

I just thought i would let yall know in case you are interested, i have several Lilly Pulitzer items for sale on my ebay! They are all at really good prices & would be great for stocking stuffers! :)
Check it all out here!

Happy Wednesday!!!! :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

Today was a good day! I did lots of Christmas shopping & Birthday shopping for my husbands birthday December 1st! It was fun and i am really starting to feel the Christmas spirit! 
Also, the new Keith Urban Cd came out today, It is good!  I got the new Lady Antebellum Christmas CD too! I have been listening to it all afternoon! :) If yall are fans of Keith urban or lady antebellum, i recommend these CD's! :)
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, November 15, 2010

What are your thanksgiving favorites?

I know every family has different thanksgiving meal traditions and you have your favorites you can't live with out!
I would have to say for me, my favorites are Sweet Potato Casserole, Dressing, Green Bean Casserole and Pumpkin Pie! I of course have no problem eating everything though :) What are yalls favorites?

My goal: Eat all this and NOT gain any weight! How? I guess lots of running! :)

Friday, November 12, 2010


I am so thankful for Friday today! I have been feeling under the weather for almost 2 weeks now! It will feel very nice to relax this weekend from the stress i have felt this week with trying to catch up on things! :) I have made very few plans to make sure i take it easy! I am thinking of starting to plan my Christmas Decor, because i think it is going up next week :) Whenever i wait til after thanksgiving i feel like it is so much work & i hardly get to enjoy it! So why not start early? :) I hope yall have great weekends whatever you have planned! :)

Thinking happy Christmas thoughts! This picture i saw makes me happy!  :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I was just on Yahoo today and saw this advertised...

Buzz up!
Burger King NY Pizza Burger
2,530 calories
144 g fat (59 g saturated, 3.5 g trans)
3,780 mg sodium

This is so Gross to me! Seriously how nasty is fast food going to get?! Eating 2-3 days worth of calories for one meal! No wonder the US is so obese!

Thanks for letting me vent! :) 

Happy Tuesday Yall! :)  46 days til Christmas! :D

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Yay Swoozies!

Swoozies is my all time favorite store, so glad it is back after being closed for a little while! They have the most adorable things for Christmas right now and i just bought a few things! I thought i would share so you can see just how have to check it all out for yourself at Swoozies!

                                                         deer dessert plates with little bows :)

                                                             Candy Cane Dessert Platter

                                                    Christmas Tree & Ornament Linen Towels

And they have so much more...i'm sure i'll be back! :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Lilly Giveaway Winner!

Y'all will have to forgive me for not posting the winner yesterday! My day got very busy with Halloween and i totally forgot! I went with the "pick from the hat" method! Just wrote your name down for every point you received & blindly drew a name from the bowl "hat".
 Anyways, lets get to the winner.....

Congratulations, Mama K!!! Please give me your email address so i can get your address :)

Happy first day of Novemeber yall!!!