Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What I'm loving Wednesday..

I am loving that tomorrow is the first day of December. I love Christmas time!
I am loving that I am off today with Patrick. We stayed up late last night watching Dexter, slept til noon and have pretty much done a whole lotta nothing today.
I am loving that I finally bought season 3 of Sons of Anarchy. We finished season two back in July and I held off this long on buying it because I was being cheap. Well it finally paid off because I found it on Black Friday for $7! :)
I am loving that a Dunkin Donuts opened today in my town! I definitely went to get a coffee and some munchkins this afternoon.
I am loving that the Nugget (local paper) came today. I look forward to reading it every week. (Yes I am aware how old that makes me sound) I love the arrests, crime beat and local yard sales! Here are a few of the highlights from this weeks crime beat: "A woman on Hwy 19 said someone came into her house and kicked her dog's kennel while she was at work. She suspects the culprit did it because her dog would not stop barking.", "An employee at BB&T said someone drew hearts on the parking signs in the bank lot.", " A man on Post White Rd said someone stole his trash can. His trash was found a quarter mile down the road." Man I live in a scary town!
I am loving that it isn't snowing today. It's pretty but I can only handle it when it really snows. I hate when it melts and causes trouble (like it did yesterday, thank God the ground was warm enough to not let it freeze).

What are you loving today?

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Manic Monday..

For once I really don't have too many things to complain about today. I got to sleep in, found out all of my clients are on other days this week so I got a 5th day off in a row! :)

I heard a very loud noise this morning. It was the wind knocking over our trash can. By the time I woke up a few hours later, said wind had blown trash all over the yard. So I had to chase it down in the rain and got my freshly curled hair soaking wet.

Since I was going to have another day off I decided I would wash all the laundry we have been neglecting. Didn't happen. Little brother (15 and annoyingly cute) texts me and begs me to bust him from school. Whats a sister to do? So we watched movies and played video games all afternoon. I must say, I've gotten preeeeeeeeetty good at MW3!

I have still not put my Christmas tree up. I usually have it up before Thanksgiving and it just hasn't happened yet!

Well that's all I've got this Monday!

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25 Facts about me.

Linking up with Erin, from Living in Yellow with 25 facts about yourself. Let's see if I can actually come up with 25 things to tell you...

I met my husband while working at an outlet mall. I worked in a little kitchen store called Le Creuset and he worked at Reebok. Our stores were directly across the way from each other. We met randomly, talked all night on the phone, went on our first date and he's been stuck with me ever since. I seriously consider myself the luckiest girl in the world.

I have the most random taste in music ever. My iPod consists of Elvis, The Beatles, Journey, REO Speedwagon, basically anything from the 80's, all country old and new }I still love the Dixie Chicks{, sappy love songs from Celine Dion, 90's music }especially the boy bands. I definitely went to the NKTOBSB tour this summer and screamed like a 13 year old girl.{, I like some hard rock bands like Disturbed, Papa Roach and Avenged Sevenfold, I have a serious love for Justin Bieber. }Not in a creepy attraction way although I do think he is cute. I just love his story. I love how talented he is and how down to earth and kind hearted he still is.{, I love rap. Almost any kind of rap. I especially love Eminem. I sometimes think that if I were at his concert and he got sick, I could replace him on stage and no one would know the difference. }I definitely rap like a white girl{ I can seriously listen to almost anything.

I love to read. Probably more than the average person. I am always reading something and I can't see a movie until I read the book. I can read fast. I have been known to read an entire 700 page book in a day.

I have extremely small nostrils. Weird I know. All of my friends make fun of me and ask me how I can breathe. For the record: I breathe just fine. However I can not pick my nose.

I swallow my gum. Almost every time. I don't actually meant to, its a habit. I know that one day it probably will come back to haunt me..

I've known I wanted to do hair since I was a little girl. My Aunt Stephanie is a hair stylist. She made it seem so cool and fun. Ever since then I knew that is what I wanted to do. I'm so glad that I chose a career that doesn't even feel like work to me. Its more than a job, its a passion.

I check my facebook at least 50 times a day. I am aware that it is borderline obsessive. 

I absolutely love Ellen. I could not go a day without watching her show. She is so uplifting and fun. She never judges and is such a kind person. Anyone who reads my blog regularly knows this but for those of you who don't... now you do.

I am obsessed with yard sales. I wait for the paper to arrive every Wednesday and skip directly to the classifieds to see where the sales will be. I mostly look for antiques and usually have good luck finding them.

I have two favorite football teams. I love UGA because that is what I was raised liking. If you live in Georgia you have to like either UGA or GT so I chose the dawgs at a young age. I also love BAMA. Its sort of a contradiction I know. You see, what happened was my husband is from Alabama. Almost everyone in his family loves UA. I was forced to watch Bama play for so long that eventually I started to like it. I don't exactly remember when I officially became a fan but its been years. I used to keep it quiet so I wouldn't start arguments. I decided that because they don't play each other but every 4 years that its ok. However, when they do play each other I will be saying "Go Dawgs Go!" }Recently the whole world seems to have an opinion about my having two teams. Well I would like to personally tell you to delete me if you don't like to see me status's and to KMA! I don't tell you what you should and shouldn't do so don't give me your extremely unwanted opinion.{

I am a Great Aunt. And I don't mean great as in fantastic, although I am. ;) Patrick and I have three (soon to be four) great nieces and 2 great nephews. I do not let them call me their Great Aunt. Although their parents think its funny to tease me.
Kaleigh, Kaitlyn, Kymbil and Brayden.
Patrick and I with Kaitlyn.

I wear flip flops year round. I hate real shoes. My feet need to be free!

I wear my retainers every. single. night. I had braces twice and refuse to every wear them again. These teeth are stayin straight! I have skipped a few nights here and there along the way and every time I swear I see a gap between my two front teeth. So I guess I'll be wearing my retainers forever!

I love to play games. Any kind of game. Card games, board games even video games on occasion.

I have blue eyes but sometimes they turn grey or green. It seems to depend on what I'm wearing.

I still own a bottle of Tommy Girl from middle school. Still smells great! Now if I could find a bottle of Tommy Freedom my perfume blast from the past would be complete!

I collect movies. It started when DVDs first came out. I kept all of my DVDs in my room and made everyone always return them. Then it got worse when I worked at Blockbuster for 3 years. I seriously have at least 500 movies. I try my absolute hardest to keep them categorized and alphabetized. However no one cares about my movie OCD-ness so they rarely stay that way.

I am obsessed with tornados. All storms really. Instead of hiding in the basement I am usually outside in the hail trying to take pictures of the lightening. I have even slept on the porch during a storm before just because they relax me. I don't really know when the obsession started but it has been a long time. I have a dream of one day chasing tornados. I am aware that once I got up close to one I would probably be scared for life. Every time there is a tornado watch I turn on the movie Twister. I don't care if there are multiple warnings in a week, every single time I watch it. Once Patrick and I were both at work when the sirens went off. I rushed across the street to his work to be with him and instead of hiding in the back with all of the employees and customers he and I both stood outside in the hail. The sky was green, the wind was blowing fast and debris was flying everywhere. We were both fascinated.

I have no problem reading a book more than once (or dozens of times).

I love friends. I own every season and at least once (sometimes more) a year we start at season one and go all the way to ten!

twenty one.
I can't drink alcohol. Not for lack of trying, (For anyone reading this that believes having a drink will send you to hell lets just agree to disagree) every time I have even one drink I get sick. It's not from over drinking, it just doesn't sit well on my stomach. Every once and while I can have a margarita with dinner and not get sick. Its a gamble so I rarely chance it. I can however drink wine. My favorite is Barefoot Moscato.

twenty two.
I pick at everything. Bumps, ingrown hairs, scabs, whatever. I should have been a dermatologist. My poor husband is usually the victim in this problem.. bless his heart.

twenty three.
I love traveling. Going anywhere (even if it is just over state lines) gives me a kid like thrill. I have been fortunate enough to make several big trips over the last few years and I am already dreaming of the next.

 Patrick and I lounging on the back of a cruise ship somewhere in the Bahamas.
 The water was so blue!
 Dennis Quaid's star on Hollywood Blvd. (Dang that man is sexy!)
 In front of the Hollywood sign. Which btw is extremely hard to find. They do not want anyone to get near it so there is no easy way to find it.
 Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier

On the Ferris Wheel. This is the only picture of all of us smiling. Inside we were freaking out. I love heights but I hate ferris wheels!
 On Top of the Empire State Building. Every time I visit NYC it amazes me.
 At St. Pancras International Train Station on our way to Paris!
 It is breathtaking in person. This was taken on my cell phone.
 My favorite place in all of Paris, The Sacre Coeur Cathedral. Its on a hill that over looks all of Paris. The view is spectacular.

Aimee and I in our Hotel room in Paris!
 Sissy and I at Buckingham Palace.
On the open top bus touring London!

twenty four.
I am deathly afraid of frogs. I hate them. HATE! If one comes anywhere near me I will pass out. I once had a frog stalk my doorstep every night for a month. I almost maced it.
twenty five.
I can't go to sleep with out sprinkling dusting silk on my sheets. My mom bought me my first bottle when I was a teenager and now its an addiction. For the longest time it was really hard to find. I finally found a little shop near here that carries it. If you have never used it you should get some. Its by lady primrose and my favorite scent is Tryst.
A twinkle of shimmer added to finely crushed chamomile and marigold flowers, blended with silk and plant extracts, create a naturally absorbent powder that softens, soothes and protects while delicately perfuming the skin. A sheer and silky finishing touch for you or your linens. The sparkling band reflects the sparkle of Tryst.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Peace Love Photography..

My little sister Aimee is a photographer. She was sweet enough to take mine and Patrick's Christmas card pictures. While we were waiting on the Turkey to finish cooking we went to the square in Dahlonega because
it is beautiful during Christmas time. Hope Y'all enjoy. :)

 ^One of my favorites^

Now I have to pick just one to be on our Christmas card...

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Share your world Thursday..

On Wednesday.

1. If you could be on any TV show {reality or not}, what show would you be on?
I'm with Jessica on this one.. The Ellen Show. I absolutely love Ellen. She is so kind and generous. I've said this before but she sees the world in rainbow tinted glasses. She doesn't judge anyone and she is a truly kind hearted human being. }If I could only meet one celebrity it would be Ellen.

2. What is the best thing you have ever bought from a yard/garage sale?
My Drexel Heritage dresser. I bought it at an estate sale this summer. It was an ugly yellow and I refinished it and turned it into a china cabinet. I love it!

3. Do you still have friends whom you went to high school with?
I only went to a actual high school my freshman year. After that we moved to my current location and I home schooled. I don't really see any of the people that I went to high school with anymore. We've all got careers and spouses now. I do have one friend (Cat :) ) that lives in the same town I do. She went to college here and just never left. We are a lot better friends now than we were in high school. However thanks to facebook I can actually say I do keep in touch with a lot of them!

4. Do you have any scars? If so, share the stories behind them.
*I have one on my left thumb. When I was in middle school my sister and I had to be at home by ourselves until my parents got home from work. One day I was making ramen noodles on the stove and it started to boil over. I rushed to pick it up and the steam hit my face and startled me. I dropped the pot and the boiling water went all over my hand and body. I had superficial burns on my stomach but third degree on my hand.
* I have one in my belly button and one small one about 3 inches below my belly button. When I was 17 my appendix ruptured and I had to have it removed.
*I have a large splotchy looking scar on my left thigh. I got stung by a jelly fish when I was little and we put sand on it. It actually looks like sand on my leg. I'm not sure why it scared like that.
*I have one on my left leg from staph infection. When I was 18 I worked at an outlet store. I had an ingrown hair in my knee and being the picker I am, I decided to pick at it with a pin from a security censor. Needless to say within 20 min my leg swelled about 5x its usual size. I had given myself staph. For about 2 years after that anytime I had a cut (even getting my eye brows waxed) or open sore I would get staph if I didn't put neosporin on it immediately. Its gross but you have no idea how common it is.
Those are just the interesting ones! LOL I'm accident prone..

5. If you had to eat one thing/meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Chicken fajita nachos. I love Mexican food.

6. What's your most embarrassing moment?
I have too many to say one was the actual most embarrassing. Something that happened last summer comes to mind. At my salon we have to park in the lower parking lot and walk up a flight of stairs. Well it was summer and I was wearing a dress. I started running up the stairs and tripped. (It takes talent to trip up stairs let me tell you) I used my hands to stop my fall and cut them to pieces, my forehead hit the stairs and cut open and my dress flew up and I showed a group on people at the bottom of the stairs my behind. I had just gotten out of the car so I had the whole panties/scrunched on one side/wedgie thing going on too so that just made it extra fun. Ha.

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What I'm loving Wednesday

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1. I am loving that tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I love my family and can't wait to see them. I am the most excited about the actual food! Grandma is back to making her cornbread dressing (I've had to make it the past few years because she hasn't been able to make it to dinner), Mom is making broccoli casserole and I am on dessert duty.

2. I am loving that my new KitchenAid mixer is coming today! It was my "Get well soon, just because I love you" present from Patrick and I can't hardly wait to get home and open it!

^^^Isn't it beautiful!!!^^^

3. I am loving all of the desserts I am making tonight. I may be up all night but they are going to be Gooooooooooooooooooooood!

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cake (Secret family recipe but here is a good one from Pinterest)

Red Velvet Brownies (For Patrick's employees on Black Friday)

Peanut Butter Cup Truffles

4. I am loving that we are two days away from the biggest shopping day of the year! I will definitely be a big part of the madness at midnight-whenever Friday morning!

5. I am loving that today is my last day working this week! I don't have to be back until Monday! YAY!!

6. I am loving that (Lord willing) as long as Alabama beats Auburn this weekend we are getting our rematch on at the National Championship! ROLL TIDE!

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