Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day Two...

of the Fruit Flush 3-Day Detox by Jay Robb. Have any of y'all ever tried this before? I'm at the end of Day Two-THANKFULLY!!! This carb-loading, sweet loving girl is having a RoUgH time with this whole thing. You drink 6 oz of a protein drink followed by one full serving of fruit every two hours from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and then at 6 p.m. you can have 3-6 cups of raw vegetables and 3-6 oz of lean fish, chicken, turkey, beef or egg whites. If any of y'all are interested, let me know and I can e-mail you this bad boy. The hubs is even doing it with me. It says you can lose up to 9 lbs, but I've been so full I don't feel like I've lost any!

The weather forcasters are predicting SNOW!!! I'm a little doubtful considering it was in the 60s today and sunshiny, but we need the moisture so I say BRING IT ON!!! Although, we have plans out of town Friday night that involve dinner (yeah for real food) and dancing, so I hope the weather doesn't get in the way of those.

Sorry I've been MIA this week. I've gotten three new projects in the last 24 hours and I'm not finished with any of them.

Y'all have a fabulous evening!

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Random Facts from the Weekend...

Friday night was so much fun! We went over to some friends' house for dinner and games. There were 5 couples total and of course, I forgot to take any pictures. The girls played cards for awhile. Well, we attempted to learn Pitch. Have y'all ever played that before? It was too complicated for me. So we switched to Spades for awhile. Then we played one of the dance games on the Wii. I AM SOLD! A Wii is now on my wishlist! I was sweating after two songs! We left early because we had told some friends they could come over and hang out for their first date. We played games until 1:30 in the morning.

And then at 4 a.m., the dreaded stomach bug hit our house. IT WAS AWFUL!!! I learned that Finigrine is my new best friend. (And it's still affective even after a two year old expiration date.) I also discovered that under the right conditions that Chicken Broth can taste like a gourmet meal. Oh, and last but not least...Tyke LOVES figure skating. I was flipping channels the whole time I was sick and he was entranced by the couples figure skating. *hahaha*

I didn't sleep more than an hour at a time from 4 a.m. through the rest of the day Saturday, but I slept an entire 12 hours from Saturday night until Sunday morning, and although, I wasn't batting 100, I felt much better! Most everyone I talked to said the stomach bug lasted anywhere from two-four days so I am VERY thankful that mine was only 24 hours.

Happy Monday, Y'all!

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

And the Winner Is...

Lisa from Just a Spoonful of Sugar!!!

Please e-mail me with your mailing address as soon as possible. I have to find a box to put "the goods" in and it'll be on it's merry little way to you! Thanks for playing everyone!

I'm sorry y'all, I didn't take a picture of me drawing a name out of a cup. I kind of felt like Elle from Legally Blonde with her "Snap Cup". I did use my Diva mug if it makes y'all feel better, though. I'm feeling a little lazy this morning. I bailed on my workout partner this morning. Sorry, Tara! We went to see Avatar last night and it was SO GOOD! I didn't know what to think about it from the previews, but I loved it! We didn't get out of the theater 'til 12:15 a.m., though.

It's almost Friday!

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Monday, January 18, 2010

New Year's Resolutions???

Yea, so I didn't do New Year's Resolutions this year. I've already been working out, but am fixing to start training for my 7.6 mile leg of a full marathon relay at the end of April. But, I do have a few goals for the new year. I want to grow closer with my Heavenly Father. Sometimes I let daily life get in the way and slow me down spiritually. I want to be a better Sunday School teacher. My term is fixing to start next month and I usually rush in the door a few minutes late with last minute lesson plans and then I walk away wondering if the kiddos got ONE SINGLE THING from my class. I'm going to try harder to love the "difficult people" in my life because maybe I'm one of their "difficult people" too. I'm trying to limit sweets and carbs in order to shred a few pounds. I want to limit Facebook to once a day or less. That crazy vise is taking up WAY too much of my time! The hubs and I are in the planning stages of our trip to The Derby in May and I am WAY excited about that trip and 2010 means something very big for this girl-the hopes of a baby to add to our little family. That's right, y'all! You heard it hear first. By this time next year the hubs and I will hopefully have a little one running around *(ok, well not RUNNING, but you know what I mean). I've also decided that this song is gonna be my theme song. It pretty much sums it all up.

I Was Here by Lady Antebellum

You will notice me

I'll be leaving my mark like initals carved in an old oak tree

You wait and see

Maybe I'll write like Twain wrote

Maybe I'll paint like Van Gogh

Cure the common cold

I don't know but I'm ready start cuz I know in my heart

I wanna do something that matters

Say something different

Something that sets the whole world on its ear

I wanna do something better

With the time I've been given

And I wanna try

To touch a few hearts in this life

Leave nothing less

Than something that says “I was here”

I will prove you wrong

If you think I'm all talk, you're in for a shock

Cuz this dream's too strong

And before too long

Maybe I'll compose symphonies,

Maybe I'll fight for world peace

Cuz I know it's my destiny

To leave more than a trace of myself in this place

I wanna do something that matters

Say something different

Something that sets the whole world on its ear

I wanna do something better

With the time I've been given

And I wanna try

To touch a few hearts in this life

Leave nothing less

Than something that says “I was here”

And I know that I will do more than just pass through this life

I'll leave nothing less than something that says “I was here”

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Another Great Giveaway...

Yvonne at XOXOYVONNE is having an A-MAZING, girly-tastic giveaway. Head on over to her blog to enter!

Just look at all that fabulousness!

Happy Friday, Y'all! Here's you a quote for Quotable Friday that I just added to the sidebar of my blog yesterday. (In case you haven't noticed it...) "It's none of your business what other people think of you." I repeat this to myself ALL THE TIME!

Have a beautiful, blessed weekend!

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

My First Giveaway!!!

There is no rhyme or reason to why I picked the things that I did, but I hope you like them, nonetheless.


1) Leave a comment on this post.

2) Become a follower of this blog, if you're not already.

Pretty simple, right?

The Goods:

(Please excuse the crummy photography. I took these yesterday morning in my office.)

A Scentsy Warmer in Lisbon (brown with a beachy blue glaze) with Scentsy Scent Mediterranean Spa. If you haven't ever bought any Scentsy before, I think you will LOVE this. I have several in my house. The wax even when melted doesn't get hot enough to burn you or your little ones. I was pouring out my hot wax the other night to change scents and spilled wax all over my hand and it was warm, but not even close to being hot enough to burn me.

Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Body Wash and Body Lotion in Eucalyptus Spearmint with a new white loofa.

Coffee koozie from (Check out her site by clicking on the web address). The koozie is brown with mint green polka dots.

Keepsake Box that says, "You make the world more special..." on the top of the lid and "Just by being in it!" on the front because y'all really are special to me!

And last but certainly not least, a $25 gift certificate to Silpada Sterling Silver Jewelry which can be seen at, but I will include a catalog along with the gift certificate. You'll have to contact me to place your order.

Good Luck! You have until this time next week (Thursday, January 21, 2010) before I draw a name! Ironically, I just won my very first giveaway so I'm very excited to finally do one of my own!

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Decorating Advice

Alright, all you home interior savvy people out there...I need some advice. I think I've posted a few pictures of our front room at the house. The walls are a mocha brown color with stark white trim. I have black vintage tables and am looking to add some red and white furniture pieces. I REALLY want a white couch, like maybe a canvas one from Pottery Barn or something.
Here's a picture of the front entry. The other two tables I have are similar to this style. One is round and I had thought I'd place it between the two club chairs I mention below.
And then yesterday I got the Grandin Road catalog in the mail and fell in LOVE with these club chairs. They come in red also.

What do you think? Black tables, white couch, and red and white club chairs??? What color rug would you put down. (We have creme colored carpet.) What other accents would you use???

Stay tuned for my giveaway! It's kind of a random mix of things, but fun nonetheless!

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New Year's and a trip to East Texas

Well, it snowed New Year's Eve here in the panhandle so the hubs and I got to leave several hours ahead of schedule because we were afraid the roads might be bad. We couldn't decide if we were going to drive on through or go ahead and celebrate with my friends in Wichita Falls. As fate would have it, the roads were perfectly clear and we got to meet up with one of my best friends from college and her bf. They had this little place lookin' like something out of Sweet Home Alabama with Christmas lights and food everywhere. It was great!

Here we are at the beginning of the night.

Marty and Whitney. Two of my very favorite people!

Whitney and Aaron

I love this, girl. Although, she always makes me realize how BADLY I need a tan!

We got up the next morning and drove the rest of the way to Marty's parents'. We had family get togethers Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Saturday, Jerrye and I spent the day at Canton with my oldest niece and one of Marty's girl cousins. I just LOVE that place!

This is our youngest niece, Cadi. They got these masks to keep their faces warm while riding the four-wheelers and go kart. Doesn't she look like a little Mexican wrestler?

Sunday we went to church while the boys went to Ft. Worth for a gun show. Afterwards, we took my oldest niece, Ciara, to Aunt Barbara's Tea Room in Pittsburg. It was lovely as usual! Sunday we came home and took LONG naps before everyone came over for dinner.

Marty with Ciara and Cadi Lynn.

Monday we finally got to see a few of Marty's friends. We went over to Justin and Robin's and did some hiking in the woods until Robin got home from work.

Here are a couple of my favorites...

We left their house and met RJ at Papacitas for some yummy Mexican food.

Here's a picture of he and Marty. These two keep me in stitches.

Happy 2010! We had a great time at the in-laws. We got to spend some quality family time and although, we didnt' get to see a ton of our friends, we felt rested when we left instead of frazzled like usual. We'll be back in March for all of y'all we didn't get a chance to see, though.

I'm only 1 follower away from hostessing my first giveaway and I've already got a couple of items. I'm just looking for a few more fun things!

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