Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Today is the best friend's birthday!
This is a girl I have known for 23 years. We share a friendship that has been through hell and back, and yet, we are closer than ever. From pre-school, middle school, high school, college, and now the real world we have shared so many memories. So thankful for her and all we have been through.
Happy Birthday Bailey!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

ten years

Not sure how this can be true. Today marks 10 years since my dad's passing.
They say it gets easier, but it doesn't. There are always those days. When a certain song comes on, every holiday without them, when something important happens in your life.

And then suddenly, memories begin to fade and you struggle to remember their voice.

Missing him more today and with each passing day.

I love you dad.
The older I get
The more I can see
How much he loved my mother and my sister and me
And he did the best that he could
And I only hope when I have my own family
That everyday I see
A little more of my father in me

He's in my eyes
My heart, my soul
My hands, my pride
And when I feel alone
 And I think I can't go on
I hear him sayin' "Girl you'll be alright"
Song for Dad - Keith Urban
 But you went away
How dare you?
I miss you
They say I’ll be OK
But I’m not going to ever get over you
Over You - Miranda Lambert

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Braves Game

Saturday we took in a Braves Game to help celebrate Landon's 5th Birthday! The weather was fantastic and it was a great time with good friends! To top it off, an awesome come-back win in the 9th inning! Overall, a successful night and celebration!

we are blessed.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Happy Day!

Today marks 6 months of marriage for Harrison and I!

To celebrate, we will be taking in a Braves Game tonight!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Sugar Britches

So my obsession with anything and everything monogrammed, might be getting out of control, especially after my recently discovery of a shop on Facebook called Sugar Britches. They have so much cute stuff! No matter what you might be looking for, they have it!
Here is a sneak peek at some of the items from my recent order! Cannot wait to get my hands on them!
Teal scarf with pink monogram!
Gray shirt with pink chevron pocket and navy monogram!

Navy pajama pants with pink monogram!

This precious dress with an "M" for Molly Grace!

This bib and burp cloth with matching blanket for Annabelle Hope!

Needless to say, I am looking forward to picking up this to-die-for order!
Here are some other must-have items for my upcoming order!

Here's to all things monogrammed!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

CSI: Miami

During my unemployment days in 2009, I grew very fond of the tv show, CSI: Miami. In December, I received an email from Hulu announcing new shows that had been added to Hulu Plus, with one of those series being none other than CSI: Miami!! Needless to say, this made me a happy girl!!
So over the last 3 months I've been able to watch the show from start to finish, and as of this past weekend, I've officially finished the 10 season series! It is sad that it is over, but all good things must come to an end.
Here's to Horatio and Team!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Marry Me

A year ago today, was one of the best days of my life.
The love of my life asked me to marry him.
There is seriously nothing better than the man of your dreams getting down on one knee and asking for your hand in marriage.
It is a moment you always dream about. How it will happen. What the ring will look like. Where it will be. What he will say. What you'll be wearing. Will you remember to say yes. Will your nails be painted. Will you laugh. Will you cry.
But in the moments of an actual proposal, all of that goes away. It doesn't matter what you are wearing or what the ring looks like. You will most likely laugh and then cry. You will be so happy and shocked that you probably won't remember what he said - or at least that is how it happened for me. All that matters, is that the one you've always dreamed about spending your whole life with has just asked you that exact question.
Here is how the day happened for me. A single moment that changed my life forever.
Proposal’s Background: We were in the car on Sunday March 25th when we first heard that Star 94 was putting on a private show featuring Snow Patrol. Snow Patrol's song "Chasing Cars" came out a year after we started dating and somehow found its way to my phone as Harrison's ringtone for the next 5 years! The only way to get tickets into the private concert was by winning them on the radio (by being caller number 9) or entry online. I was excited and decided to sign us both up, especially since we win everything!
On Thursday March 29th, I received an email from Star 94 notifying me that I was a winner of two VIP Tickets to the Snow Patrol Concert! I, of course, was so excited and called Harrison to tell him the news! After forwarding him the email, we discovered that the private concert was actually in the middle of the day. We discussed with both of our managers in order to get half of the day off. Mission accomplished.
 The Proposal (April 2nd): Harrison met me in the lobby of my office and we headed for the W Buckhead Hotel for the concert. Once we checked in, we were brought into the room for the concert. There, in front of the stage, were two seats marked as VIP. I turned to Harrison and said "Are those for us? We're the only ones that won VIP Tickets?" He seemed unsure and told me to ask a Star 94 crew member, who then reassured us that the seats were in fact ours. The girl next to me even asked "How do you even win VIP Tickets?" I proceeded to tell her that it must have been the luck of the draw considering I just entered online!
Cindy and Ray from the morning show came in and started running through a Q&A session with the audience. Cindy then asked where Harrison was and a producer brought a microphone:
"I'm Harrison Duckett. I do have a question, but not for the great band we all came here to see today. Before that though I want to thank Snow Patrol and Star 94 for having all of us here. So thank you! Now this is my girlfriend, Kelsey, who I have been with for almost 7 years. She thinks she is a contest winner here, but the truth is, I am the big winner because I am with her. To quote the lyrics of an amazing, special song by Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, "All that I am, All that I ever was, Is here in your perfect eyes, They're all I can see." Kelsey, you are my best friend and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?"
As tears poured down my face, I mumbled the word "Yes" as he slid the ring on my finger and the audience cheered in the background.
For the next hour, we sat an arm reach away from the band we love and listened to a song that is dear to our hearts and our relationship.
So that is how the fairytale moment happened for me. Every detail of the day was perfect. So thankful for my husband and all of the love he has for me. He definitely knows how to make a girl feel special and loved!
Happy One Year Engagement Day!

meeting Snow Patrol afterwards!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Monogram Everything

Let's be honest - what girl doesn't love a good monogram?
In this house, I believe if it's not breathing, monogram it!

For my recent bachelorette party, we went all out on any and all things monogrammed. The two favors I provided for each of my girlfriends was a monogrammed beach towel and a monogrammed tumbler cup!

I picked up the beach towels at Target, of course, and then had them monogrammed at a local embroidery shop, GLAM.

The tumblers were found on etsy at The Posh Diva shop.

I ordered a vinyl monogram to add to the beverage bucket, also from etsy, DecalMonograms.

And my lovely sister/MOH and brother-in-law made custom water bottle labels which also included a must-have monogram!
All good bachelorette parties include a good monogram.

Stay tuned for a peak at a few recent monogrammed purchases!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Birthday Girl!

Today is Katherine Ann Stewart Rabbe's Birthday!!!
This is a girl I have known for close to 15 years, but it wasn't until the last 2.5 years that this relationship blossomed into a serious and fierce friendship.

Even though we are separated by 817 miles, the bond we have is inseparable. She is someone I can always count on and one that can literally finish my sentences. I'm truly thankful God has blessed me with such a wonderful person in my life. She makes bad days better and good days brighter. 
So today, I wish her another year full of love, laughter, happy days, big smiles, motivating words, positive experiences, encouraging friendships and exciting adventures.

Happy Birthday Best!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Savannah Wedding

Last year we attended 9 weddings - with the 9th one being ours! This past weekend we kicked off another "Year of Weddings" - this years total is 8 weddings!
Stephani and TG were married at The Mackey House in Savannah, GA. It was a cold night for an outside wedding, but we managed!
 The reception took place on the back deck of the home with a dance floor that covers the pool and plenty of heat lamps!
Overall, it was a successful first wedding of the year!
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Simmons!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Peanut Butter Pie {Recipe}

HD can make a mean Peanut Butter Pie! For my birthday, my mother-in-law bought me a 10 piece shot glass set with miniature spoons and serving plate, used for desserts, drinks and more. For Valentine's Day, HD turned his pie into miniature desserts! He did a great job on the presentation and the girls and I love them!

Here's the final product!

Makes Two Pies
1 8oz Cream Cheese
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
1 12oz Cool Whip (Filling)
1 8oz Cool Whip (Topping)
2 Graham Cracker or Oreo Shells
1 Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Candy (Topping)
Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar and peanut butter in Kitchen Aid Mixer. Then add in cool whip (12oz). Pour mix into pie shell, add cool whip topping (8oz) and top with chopped Reese Cups.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Happy {5} Months

Today marks 5 months of marriage for Harrison and I. Time is seriously flying, but I wouldn't want it to fly by with anyone other than him!
Today I love:
His Heart
His Love for Sophie Lee

His Dance Moves
His Laugh
His Teamwork in the Kitchen
His Excitement for this Weekend's Garage Sale!

.He is the greatest one I've ever known.