Tuesday, May 31, 2011

In Memory...

Today I was planning on writing about my beach vacation. But while on vacation I got some new...
News that broke my heart. A very dear friend of mine and fellow blogger passed away Sunday evening.

Tori and I have been friends since High School and I can't imagine how this world is going to be without her.
She was such a joy to be around. She lit up the room when she walked in. That girl didn't have a single enemy. She was friends with everyone.

She lived her life the way most of us can only dream. She traveled the world and saw so many things that most of us can only look at through pictures. I have lived vicariously through her since she's been traveling. I'm always on my toes waiting for her to do a blog entry to update us all on what she's been doing over seas.

She's such a beautiful girl and will be missed by so many. I can't even fathom what her family is going through during this trying time. I'm praying for her family. I know how much I miss her and wish she was still here on this earth coming home from Spain in June. Her family must feel that 100-fold.

As I scroll through her Facebook page you can see the love that she showed everyone. Hundreds of friends talking about how great she was and how much she is missed. So many people are talking about how she made an impact on their lives, how she changed them. I know it's all true. She did the same for me.

It's funny the name of her blog is "Learning to Change the World." She didn't have to learn how to do that though. She did it just by being herself. By caring about people the way she did. By ALWAYS being there for you. By ALWAYS having a kind word to say. By ALWAYS standing up for what she believed in and helping others.

Tori you graced this world with your light. You left your footprint on so many of our lives and in our hearts. You will never be forgotten. Hopefully  we can carry on your legacy. I pray that you will live on through all of your friends and family. I know you will live on through me. Through what you taught me, through how you touched my life.

 A light extinguished entirely too early. You are missed Tori.

P.S. You were the best banquet date ever!
<3 You.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Eye Candy {11} At the Beach!

This weekend the hubs and I will be heading south... For a little time on the beach!

Wish I had this swimsuit!

These would totally go with that retro swimwear!

Who couldn't use a cute tote like this on the beach?!

And I WILL be taking this!

What are y'alls plans this holiday weekend? Heading to the beach? The Lake? Hanging out in the backyard having friends over and cooking out?

I won't be here on Monday! But I'll be back with I'm sure a TON of stories to tell!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Outside my window...

Do you see what I see?!?!

The carefully crafted masterpiece?

Built with love and care?

So that one day her babies can be born there...

Man I'm a poet! BOOM! Wasn't even trying! Haha But really isn't it cute?!?! Right outside my office window! I can't wait 'till they hatch. If my ornithology serves me correctly they are Song Sparrows...

Okay I GOOGLED the word for bird studier... and I googled the eggs too... but you though I was smart didn't ya?!

I'll be linking to some of *these* great parties!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What I (Would) Wear Wednessday

If all my clothes weren't in the dryer...
Yup the hubs and I are going on a little vaca this weekend so I'm trying to get all the laundry done before we leave... So no outfit post this week... Instead I'll share what I would wear.



Found both of these outfits in Pinterest! O I'm going to have my own little fashion board on there! I'll never have to get creative with my clothes again! S-A-W-E-E-T! Now I'll just have to go shopping to find all these cute outfits. But a girl can live with that right?! Haha.

P.S. I'm still giving away 3 MORE invites to Pinterest on my FB page! All you have to do is "Like" my faceook page and comment on the status where I mention the giveaway!

Linking to some of THESE great parties!

The perfect evening...

is spent with my loves at the lake...

Hemi Cuda LOVES to swim! L-O-V-E!

and LOVES to fetch the ball!

While Deuce Coupe on the other hand HATES the water... She is in for a BIG surprise this weekend...

She has become the official "Flip-Flop Protector"

Have you ever noticed that the sunsets are always prettiest on the water?!?!

I'll be linking to some of *these* great parties!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May Days

or mayday depending on how you look at it...

A bunch of my family has birthdays in either April, May, or June. So instead of everyone having different birthday parties we all get together in May and celebrate!

This past weekend we met at Nana's and had a FEAST!

My "special" Aunt MeeMee wore her best necklace.

My brother Tom and I had a blast making our CREEPY BEAVER FACE!
(My maiden name is Beavers)

And Cakes...

He pondered the finer things in life like cake, religion, science and philosophy... He's the braniac of the bunch...

Overall we had a blast! I miss my family already! Thanks for having us!!!

P.S. Guess who FINALLY made their way on to Pinterest?!?! Yup This gal!
Come follow me!

And over on my FB page I'm giving away 5 invites to Pinterest! All you have to do is "Like" my Facebook page and comment on the status where I mention giving them away!

Friday, May 20, 2011

{Re-Post} How far we've come!

This was my very first blog post... Ever.
Since at that point in time I only had like 2 subscribers I decided to do a little re-post!

Monday I'll show you how it looks now since I've changed it again since POST NUMBER 2!
Our little house has come quite a long ways! Check it out!

"So almost two years ago my husband and I moved from Dallas to the piney woods out east! It was my first time moving to the country and I was a little nervous! While looking for a house in my husband's home town we stumbled upon this little cutie! I know I know it looks like a mess in this post but wait till a later post and I'll show you all that we've done to turn our first place into our home!

G giving the thumbs up!

Living Room and Dining Room
Master Bedroom
Master Bath"

Needless to say this baby was a HOT MESS!

P.S. Do I even know what a period is (.)? It seems everything I write has an exclamation point... I guess I'm excited ALL the time! Haha!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday! {1}

Yup it's official! I'm jumping on the band wagon!
Now I'm supposed to wear a uniform to work... Jeans and one of our company shirts.
But I'm a rebel! A true rule breaker here!

T-Shirt- Target
Sweater- Banana Republic Outlet
Jeans- Target
Shoes- Family Dollar!

I'll be linking up to some of *these* great parites!

So what do you wear to work?! Are you a rebel who likes to break the rules?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Extreme Couponing

Have y'all ever heard or watched TLC's new show Extreme Couponing?!?! I watched it for the first time last night...

I must say. I'm ALLLLLLL over a good deal and more power to you if you can save even more with coupons... These people are a different story! They are CRAZY! I mean really! One lady will spend up to 6 hours a DAY clipping coupons... SIX HOURS A DAY!

One family has enough stock-piled to last the family of 7 THREE YEARS! My question is WHY? Why keep going? If you have enough food and other household items to last you THREE YEARS why keep doing it? You're never going to catch up to your stock-pile of groceries.

I'm at a loss... I get my kicks watching my price drop too! BUT DAAAAANNNNNNGGGGGGG!!!!
Meanwhile here in Small-Town-USA the grumpy ladies at Brookshire's FORCE me to scan my value card BEFORE they wring up my groceries... I don't even have the pleasure of watching my price drop from my value card... I can only IMAGINE what they would do if I starting clipping coupons...

I'll be linking to some of THESE great parties!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday EyeCandy {10} + a Discount!!!

Hey loves! I'm so happy Blogger is finally up again! I've been having withdraws! Anyway I've been working away the past couple of weeks on some new signs for the Shop! Check them out!

(Quite possibly my FAVORITE sign to date!)

Want a secret deal?!?! Enter BLOG25 at checkout for a SWEET deal!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Happy Shopping!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I'm a slacker....

I have been a complete slacker lately... I know I know! I'm sorry... I just haven't been up to it lately... But I'm now on tumblr.... and I'm finding inspiration all over the place!
Take a look!

How cute is that?! And uber cheap too with the babies breath and tin cans!

So I know this is a shop but how cute would this be in a kitchen?!?! And check out the lights!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how they hung the pictures! I've been wanting to re-do my gallery wall...
THIS will be done!

So come on over and follow me on Tublr!

P.S. There is still time to win a FREE sign from my SHOP! Run on over to Sign Me Up's Facebook page. Click "like" and help spread the word! The person who gets the most people to "like" Sign Me Up wins a FREE sign of their choosing! Contest is open till I reach 100 Likes! Thanks for sharing!

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