Saturday, December 4, 2010


so we've on the search for the perfect stockings
for six years now and yesterday I found
the perfect stockings!!

do you love them?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Happy December 1st!

This year has flown by!

Looking forward to the last 30 days of the year
and what's to come in 2011! :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

christmas cards

One of my all time favorite things regarding the Holidays,
is the taking of Christmas Card Pictures
and the giving and receiving of Christmas Cards!

This weekend we are making out way outside
to do our annual family photo!

To help distribute our Holiday Cards this year,
we are turning to Shutterfly!

Shutterfly if offering 50 free Christmas Cards to Bloggers!

I've always been a huge fan of Shufferfly!
They have great products, great prices
and fast delivery (which is important around Christmas time)!

If you are still looking for last minute Christmas ideas
for family or friends, (or yourself!) :)

Shutterfly is the place to get a thoughtful gift!
One of my favorite gifts to give and/or receive
There is nothing better than adding pictures of family
and friends to calendars to always be reminded of
the ones that are closest to your heart
and precious moments.

for the coffee/hot chocolate drinker
in us all! :)

Or maybe you just want a creative way to
say "Happy Holidays!"

I would love free Christmas Cards to be able to send them
to family and friends!

here are a few of my current favorites:

which one is your favorite?

-keep your eyes on your mail box to see which is the lucky winner!-

happy birthday

yesterday would have been dad's 57th birthday.

where has the time gone?

happy birthday to the best dad in the world.

11.29.53 - 4.18.03

Monday, November 22, 2010


I am a firm believer in destiny.

As most of you know, I'd had a "thing" for hd
since I was ten-years-old.

Our family's have always attended the same church,
we grew up in the same town,
attended the same high school,
(missing each other by one year)
and both ended up going to college
twenty minutes from one another.

Our grandparents
(my dad's parents&his mom's parents)
also spent more than a majority
of their lives living in Athens.
(We've always known this, but never really discussed details.)

This weekend, while attending big mama's
funeral, we learned how our extended family
has played a part in our destiny.

Our grandparents not only lived minutes
down the road from one another, but also
attended the same church, and are also
buried at the same cemetery.

I'm proud to say, God had this planned out long
before the crush started when I was ten! :)

here's to forever with my bestfriend.

big mama

last week we lost a very sweet woman.
hd's grandmother "big mama" passed away.
big mama has been fighting alzheimer's for about five or so years.
very sad to see her go, but she truly is in a better place now.

you will be missed big mama

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Last month at work, I listened to my favorite song on repeat!

"If I Die Young" by The Band Perry

Lucky for me, 94.9 the bull gave away free tickets to listeners
for a concert at Wild Bills...presenting no other than,
The Band Perry!

Me , hd, Bailey and Jay all went to Gwinnett
to jam out to our favorite song! :)
(and we also saw Bailey's best friends, Whitney and Danny!)
We also got the chance to meet the band,
get their autograph, and take a picture with them!

Overall, I'd say it was a successful night!

Here's to great music and awesome friends!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

grand prize

So along with Spooktacular 2010 comes the Grand Prize!
In order to win the Grand Prize you must find and identify
the twenty words that they place throughout the site!

On the final night (Sunday 10.31.10, around 8:30pm)
the 20th word was posted!

Once hd found the word he filled out the entry
form with all 20 words, entered his contact information,
and answered the final 'secret' question.

...and then the waiting game began....
the winner wouldn't be posted until late Monday evening

In order to win the Grand Prize you had
to be the first to submit all of the words
and answer the final question correctly.

Yep! Hd was the winner!! :)

And here is the prize!
$2,000 Iron Man Mark III Half Scale Maquette

he is the best for real!

spooktacular 2010

So you've seen the past posts regarding
Sideshow Collectibles
and you could say we are slightly obsessed!

The week leading up to Halloween they host
an event known as Spooktacular!!

In honor of Halloween and Spooktacular 2010,
hd took off a couple of days of work to join in on the fun!

Over the course of seven days, the event gives away
over $35,000 worth of prizes!

During the event they post giveaways and contests every
hour or so, as well as 20 secret words
to look for throughout the seven days.

Hd entered us both throughout the week
and I won two contests! :)
(he won two also, although all he brought home was a sticker
and a catalog, which also made it into the hands of my boss
who loooved it!)

Here are the items I won!

lady sham ($154.99)

kiss - the starchild ($179.99)

alien update

A couple of post back, I mentioned the
Alien banner that I won from Sideshow Collectibles!

Well it did make it into my boss's hands
and this is the outcome!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

happy wednesday!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


So a couple of months ago, hd entered him and I into a contest
through SideShow Collectibles.

-Sideshow Collectibles is a specialty manufacturer of
collectible products. These products reflect unique,
highly sought after collectibles, as well as
film prop replicas and fine art pieces.-

We've purchased a few items through them before,
but can never pass up a good contest!

{Mort (black & white zombie)

and 'Big Baby", a scaled replica from Hellboy!}

So here is what I won!

A 24ft tall by 10ft wide Alien Banner
from Comic-Con 2009!!

We opened it in the house this weekend to see
exactly how big it really is!

Clearly we have no use for this,
however it would be an awesome decoration
for my upcoming Halloween Party.
However it has made its way onto Craigslist,
but will probably make it into my boss's
house seeing how much his significant other
loooooves Aliens!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Safe Haven

Today is the day!

Nicholas Sparks' 17th book hit stores!
I have been looking forward to this day for several
months and now I am a proud owner!

Over a month ago a bidding war broke out
over buying the rights to the movie script for
this book, so it's official,
this book will be a movie in the near future!

Also, the Lucky One is set to
start filming this fall!

Love me some Nicholas.
Go get his book now! :)

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Lovin' the weather.
Lovin' my new place.
Lovin' buying flowers together for no reason.

He makes life fun! :)

oh and he loves his new Kindle!
talk about a waaay over due birthday present!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


We found a cupcake place called "Gigi's Cupcakes"

So of course we had to make a stop! :)
it is conveniently located next door to one of our
favorite restaurants and our new Thursday night
dining location - Figo

Tonight we tried the "Midnight Magic"
and we liked it and looking forward to trying more!

-unfortunalty, we had to make a run by Target on the way home,
so it had to sit in the car for a bit longer than needed-

Monday, September 6, 2010

wall art

So I have recently become a huge fan of vinyl wall art.

I recently purchased some items from Janey Mac
for the new place and couldn't wait to put them to use!

I finally completed my projects and I love how they turned out!

I actually ended up putting them on the glass for picture frames
vs putting them on the wall, since I knew I'd only be here a year
and I may want to reuse them next year!

I got this idea, also from Janey Mac!
Check out what she did!
Also check out her Sale Shop!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

stone mountain

Last night we went to Stone Mountain's
Last Blast of Summer Concert!

I use to go every year in high school,
but haven't made it out the past 6 years!

We didn't go expecting much,
considering the country artist playing
each only had one song currently playing on the radio...
and normally you end up getting stuck next
to a huge crowd of obnoxious people.

However, the card were in our favor.
The music wasn't terrible,
-however, I like country music, so hd may say differently-
the crowd wasn't obnoxious,
-we love to people watch and we had the best group (3 families)
in front of us and the kids were our entertainment
while waiting for the laser show to start!!!-

and in five years, we somehow had yet to make it
to Stone Mountain for the laser show
so it was a first! :)

Looking forward to next year!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


It's official!
I move to the big city on Friday!!

Well, I can officially start moving in on Friday
but it will be a few weeks process
considering I have not packed one thing
and the next two weekends have alot going on!

So a little moving here and there but hope
to be settled in by the weekend of Sept 11!!

here's to a new beginning! :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Today Hd and I celebrated five wonderful years together!!!
I really don't know where the time has gone!

He is the absolute best thing that has happened to me
and I seriously cannot imagine my life without him.

hd-thanks for being the best part of my day....
for making me laugh when I'm mad or sad...
for sharing the same hopes & dreams...
for alllll of the love and support...
for giving 110% always......
& for being my best friend.

"Love could be set into motion quickly, but true love
needed time to grow into something strong and enduring.
Love was, above all, about commitment and dedication
and a belief that spending years with a certain person
would create something greater than the sum of what
the two could accomplish separately."

this is the real deal babe.
here's to the future.
love you.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday

Today is the little girl's 2nd birthday! :)
and she is lovin' every minute of it!
She had Chick-fli-a for breakfast
(chicken and hashbrowns!)
And we took her to Brusters for ice cream!
-which she loooved!!-

Overall, it was a perfect day for the baby girl!

Happy Birthday Sophie!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I want to send out a big thanks to Mary at The Englar Fam
and Rachel at Kiss the Olive Goodnight for the great
Bubble Bee Boutique Giveaway!

Check out Mary's blog for great giveaways and
check out Rachel's shop and blog for great items!

Take a peek at what Rachel does...

and the best for last....
look what she made for me!!

these are on their way now and I cannot wait to get
my hands on them!!

Thanks so much Rachel! :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Old Friends

This weekend we went to Augusta to visit my little cousins
who really aren't soo little anymore...
And celebrate the wedding of Michelle and Ben!
It was so much fun hanging with Mia and Michelle!
I've missed them so much since I left ae and the
reunion was much needed!!

Congratulations Michelle and Ben!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Happy First Birthday Molly Grace Toles

Molly Grace turned ONE on Tuesday July 6th
and we had the honor of not only attending her huge
birthday bash on Saturday, but also getting to
make her a video for her big day!

After many hours and lots of work,
I think it turned out great! :)

Thanks Mary-Beth and Molly Grace for having us!

Here's to another great year of walking, talking,
cute outfits, more hairbows, laughter and lots of lovin!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

perfect weekend

So I really have the best boyfriend in the world.

I received an email on Friday from 94.9 the Bull
titled "Free Rascal Flatts Tickets."So of course I check it thinking,
"Really? There is no such thing as free Rascal Flatts tickets.

As I'm reading the email, I see that Jason from the morning
show will be at the grand opening of The Family Dollar
on Saturday in COVINGTON!
(This store is located in the 3 mile radius between my parent's and hd's house.)
Of course I see this and freak out.

So Saturday morning comes, and you bet your bottom dollar
that we were at The Family Dollar!

In order to win the tickets, each person was given three chances
to bounce a ping pong ball on the concrete, at least one,
making the ball land in a cup!

The first person able to complete this task,
was no other than hd!!! winning us two tickets to the
Rascal Flatts Concert for Sunday night.

I was beside myself. I have always loved this group
but never seen them in concert.

therefore, my statement regarding me
having the best boyfriend in the world stands true.

i love him to pieces.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Today is a GREAT day!

Dusty got a job today with Ecocyn!
He is their new Events and Promotions Coordinator!!
Even better news, it's located Smyrna
which means they won't be moving!!!!
Which means, when I move, we'll be even closer!!

I am so excited I can't seem to contain myself.
God is Good All The Time. He will provide!
And for us to both get a job within the same two weeks,
just like we both got laid off in the same week,
is just a miracle.

A weight has been lifted off of us all.

Nothing but good things are coming our way.

Congrats Dusty, so very happy for you!
We will celebrate on Tuesday! ;)

Monday, June 14, 2010

week one.

Today I officially said hello to:

My first forty hour week
in almost eight months!

My first morning of seeing five am on the clock...
...and not when I was going to bed...

My first morning commute.

My first ridiculous wait to get out of the
parking deck at 5:30.

My first drive through the toll on 400.

And my first day at my first, real, and official

Luckily, I have the best, best friends ever and
they let me stay with them to help minimize
my commute to a more reasonable time.

Thanks Megan and Dusty, Ansley, and
my lovely sister and brother-in-law!!

My first night will be spent spending so quality time
with Ansley Jane, watching the Bachelorette,
and filling out 857483572934756 forms.

And now I will leave you with a sneak peak
of my new cube! :)

-obviously I still have nothing in it...
but I say give me a week! :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

ten cents off

This is how our trip to the gas station ended yesterday...
and to think we had ten cents off a gallon!!

oh commuting should be fun!!