Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Linking up with Jamie. Nothing like waiting until the last 30 minutes of Wednesday to finally post this.

one. I am loving that I have had 2 straight off days with my hubby this week. }That never happens.

two. I am loving that we have worked out both of our off days. Feels great!

three. I am loving that OTH and IDOL came on tonight.

four. I am loving that One for the Money is coming out this Friday!! If you aren't already a fan of the Stephanie Plum series you need to be! Go buy the book and see the movie this weekend! I have to wait to see it until Sat because I have been out voted by my friends for the Friday night flick. We are seeing The Grey. Gotta love Liam Neeson.

five. I am loving that my sissy has finally made a decision to move to London. She is leaving in less than 2 weeks. I know that I will miss her terribly but it is such an amazing opportunity that I am so proud of her that she is chasing her dreams.

six. I am loving that in 10 days I will be on this..

visiting Cozumel, Belize, Honduras and Costa Maya.
Just. Cant. Wait.

Hope Y'all had a great Wednesday!

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OTH: The Final Season


one. I hate Brooke's dad. He is going to somehow steal her new company I can feel it.

two. When did Alex and Chase break up? I know she said she wanted to go on tour but it never showed them breaking up did it?

three. Chris Keller needs to be punched in the face.

four. Is Dan nice or up to no good? I can't decide. Maybe the writers can't decide either.

five. What is up with Haley softening up to Dan?

six. CLAY ON DRUGS!?!?! WTH? This came completely out of left field. Here I was thinking he had a brain tumor and he is just a pill junkie. Jeez.

seven. Poor Mouth. Milly humiliated him on television. I know he's gained weight but that was uncalled for.

eight. Where is Skillz? He moved to Cali right? Why has he not made a return back to Tree Hill yet?

nine. Anyone worried that Rachel will make an unwanted appearance?

ten. (Saved the most important for last) Is Julian going to jail? I think maybe they broke into the car because he forgot the baby was in there? Right? I'm so confused.

eleven. Still no sign of Lucas..

That is all.


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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Trauma Treatment

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Product of the week link up!

Lanza Trauma Treatment aka The hair cure all.

Is your hair damaged? Do you have highlights? Do you just have super unmanageable hair? Then Trauma Treatment is for you! I recommend it to all of my clients. It will save your life hair.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

OTH: The Final Season


So tonight..
Does anyone else think Clay may have a brain tumor? I know they showed the scans when he went to the Dr. but I'm almost getting the feeling that he is sick. Total personality change, sleep problems.. ect.

Chris Keller is still gettin' on my nerves. What is that boy up to? I'm still wondering how he met up with Dan and what they are planning. Is he going after Alex now?

Speaking of Alex.. I'm glad she is going on tour. She's young, she has a good opportunity and she waited patiently for Chase while is was deployed for a year. He can wait for her.

Dan.. oh Dan. I think he is up to no good. I think he is faking this redemption act.

Brooke's dad is totally using her to get to her mom.

Mouth.. HOLY COW! Literally. I wonder if he really gained all that weight or if its a fat suit?

Chuck.. poor kid, anyone else think he will end up living with Chase?

Last but not least..

When is Lucas coming back?!

P.S. Everyone go check out my friend Samantha's new blog!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jesus > Religion

Last week on Facebook a video about religion took over. I kept seeing it on everyone's profiles and just ignored it. Finally one of my closest friends asked forced me watch it. I was blown away. I feel so much like the words in this video.

3 years ago my life was different. I was raised in church. I went to church almost every Sunday. I spent my summers at my grandmothers going to youth camp and revivals. I'm filled with the holy ghost. I've seen miracles. REAL miracles. Then one day my world was tossed upside down. I put all of my faith (every. single. ounce.) into something, only to fail. It took me all this time to come to one conclusion. No one can predict Gods plan. I will not pretend to know why or understand why God lets things happen or why he doesn't answer all prayers. But I do know his love for me was big enough.. to let me be angry for 3 years.

During my struggle I stopped going to church. I stopped listening to God. I stopped talking to God. We sort of broke up for a while. I slowly started to realize that God is God. Who am I to question him? It doesn't mean I didn't or that I won't again. It just means I may not be meant to understand.

I started realizing other things too. One. I don't have to go to church every Sunday to be "saved". Its about a relationship not a building. Two. Having a glass of wine (or two) will no send me straight to hell. Jesus hung out in the bars, he drank the wine. Three. I don't have to cut all secular music out of my life to be "on the right path". Four. I am a Jesus lover, not a religion follower. I think people get too caught up in religion and forget about the purpose behind it.  I'm not condemning anyone who does believe these things to be true, I'm only saying.. "Why sweat the small stuff?"

Parts of the video that touched me the most:

"If religion is so great, why has it started so many wars."
"Religion might teach grace, but another thing they practice." -Has anyone else ever been hurt in church? Or by a fellow Christian? Sometimes Christians can be more judgmental that a non Christian.
"Because if grace is water, then church should be an ocean. Its not a museum for good people, its a hospital for the broken." - Wow.. is all I can say to that.
"Religion says DO, Jesus says DONE"
"Religion makes you blind, but Jesus makes you see."
"Salvation is freely mine, and forgiveness is my own. "

If you haven't already watched this video I strongly encourage you to do so. It may not speak to everyone like it did to me. It may have a negative effect on you.. and that's OK. We're all entitled to our own opinions and beliefs.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

OTH: The final season


So I have been obsessed with One Tree Hill for 9 years. I love it. I even loved it when they grew older, even when Lucas and Haley left I continued to love it. I am sad to see it end but I know its time. They were running out of things and you could tell with the way things happened last season. You can bet I will be glued to my tv every Wednesday night until May.

Now lets do a recap..

First of all where was the theme song? Last year they made us endure all of the random versions of "I don't want to be" and for the series premier of the last season they don't play some Gavin? I don't get it.
For those who missed the song too..

Now, was anyone else confused on the opening? So many things happening! Was it all a dream? Was some of it real? Is it a look into the future/series finale?(Lets hope not!)
Lets talk about this...
Dan and Chris?! First why did they have to bring Chris back? He was such an annoying character. Second what are he and Dan doing scheming together? I don't like it.
Dan has been trying to redeem himself for several seasons. Why did they suddenly make him sketchy again?

Moving on..
Chase in a cop car? Any guesses on that one?

Clay and Quinn? They can survive a crazy stalker shooting and almost killing them but a few sleep walking incidents and Clay is trying to get rid of her? Something ain't right.

Brooke.. what on earth is she throwing that hissy fit for? And where is she? It doesn't look like its at hers and Haleys new restaurant.

Haley in the morgue? I think I speak for everyone when I scream... WHO DID SHE SEE!

Who is beating up Julian.. and why?!

The episode didn't answer any of my questions! It only caused new ones.. Like who is stalking Haley? What is Dan really up to? What is Chris up to? Why did they bring Brooke's dad back when he has never played a roll in her life before?

And the biggest question of all..

When is Lucas returning? And will he bring Peyton with him?

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012


We had a BCS Championship Party (aka LSU BUTT STOMPIN' PARTY) last night. Most of our friends came over to eat, fellowship and watch some good football. It was a gooooooooood night to be a Bama Fan! To the LSU fans who are being sore losers, to all the people who didn't think Bama deserved the chance, to all the people who said LSU would tear the best defense in the country apart...I say this:
twenty one/ZERO!

Patrick's Chili. Left is mild (I love hot stuff and his mild is almost too hot for me) and the right is HOT!

 The guys watching the game.
 Best neighbor in the world! Jared and his beautiful girlfriend Chelsea!
My favorite LSU fan and neighbor Corey. He was so not obnoxious. And we all tried not to rub the game in his face! 
Chelsea and our good luck charm.. her crimson and hounds tooth elephant scarf! 
Patrick's face is so intense when he watches football! 
Our predictions. NO ONE predicted the shut out!

Here's to #14! Roll Tide Y'all!

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Redemption Day

Disclaimer: For those of you who don't care a bit about football this is not the post for you.

Those who know me or read my blog enough know that I have two teams. UGA and BAMA. I know, I know.. they are rivals. However they don't play each other often so its ok. And when they do.. I have to stay true to Georgia.
Tonight is the night. The big rematch game. Last time the score was 9-6 LSU in OT. One field goal is what separated the #1 and #2 teams in the country. Some people say that Alabama doesn't deserve to play LSU again. To those people I say.. Look at the stats. Alabama only lost to the #1 team in the country by a field goal. If there was a playoff system in college football then maybe they wouldn't be here. However there isn't. Get over it.

Take a look at this..

So I leave you with this.. ROLL TIDE!

Thanks Dayna!

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Friday, January 6, 2012

One for the Money

Now that the movie One for the Money is fixin' to be released I wanted to share my adoration for the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. A friend of mine turned me on to the series a few years ago. At the time there were 12 books. I read them all in a week.

Do you like mystery?
Do you like romance?
Do you like sexy characters?
Do you like to Laugh out Loud?

Let me give you a little info on the series.
Stephanie is a Jersey girl, newly divorced and newly fired from her job. When the bank starts stalking her to repossess her car she takes things into her own hands. She threatens her cousin Vinny to give her a job at his bail bonds office. She becomes a bounty hunter.. and not a very good one. One of her first skips is a guy named Jospeh Morelli, who happens to be the man who sexually assaulted her as a kid, stole her virginity and told everyone about it as a teenager and the guy who may or may not have jumped in from of Stephanies car while she was driving on the sidewalk towards him. Basically they have history. He is now a cop who has skipped bail on murder charges. Armed with handcuffs and hairspray she goes after him. She has miraculously good luck. She always finds the "perp". Apprehending them is another story. Along the way Stephanie aquires two side kicks. Her Granny, who carries a short barreled shot gun in her pocket book while attending her favorite events.. Funerals. And a chuncky prostitute named Lula, who she met while working on a case. Besides from having a hard time getting the bad guys to jail she also has a nasty habit of blowing up vehicles. Stephanie is always ticking someone off and the way they handle things in Trenton is to blow up cars.

I'll stop here because I don't want to give any major details of the series away. But if you aren't hooked then you must not like to read!

I have been waiting for the movie to come out forever! Katherine Heigl is playing Stephanie and I think she will be perfect!

Go get the book/download it on your nook or kindle today! You can thank me later!

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Share your World..

I used to be the girl that/who__________but I'm not that girl anymore because___________________.

I used to be the girl who changed her haircolor every few weeks but I'm not that girl anymore because I realized how stupid it is to go from dark to light to red to blonde. My ends hated me. I grew up. I have now had the same color for over a year. Occasionaly I will spice up my red with some blonde but I do it safely. I learned that being a stylist doesn't mean you have to change your hair like your clothes.
2} Describe yourself in three words.
Bubbily. Loving. Assertive.

3} I struggle with...
My weight.
I have wanted to lose 50 lbs for over 2 years now. It's one of those things that I've needed to do but just can't find the motivation. Finally I have decided to make a change! I'm sore but excited!

4} If I closed my eyes right now ______________.
I would fall asleep. Thats how tired I am!

5} I wish I could live without __________
but it just isn't happening.
Dr. Pepper.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I haven't had time to blog lately. The Holidays at the Salon are C R A Z Y. So I thought I would start the new year off right by joining with Jamie for WILW!

one. I am loving that I got up bright and early this morning and met with my new friend/trainer Liz for a workout! Let me just say she kicked my butt. And all we did was measly strength training. I literally stumbled down the stairs from her house as I was leaving because my legs were like J e L L o! However I have been so proud of myself all day! New Year, new ME!

two. I am loving that I got to spend the entire day with my sweet hubby! He has been sick for 2 weeks. Working retail during the holidays takes a huge toll on your health. He has had a cold and hasn't had more than 4 hours of sleep a night in weeks. Finally he is feeling better and we had such a great day!

three. I am loving that my $1100.00 winnings from my Casino trip last week helped pay for my car damage! What car damage you may ask? I have been too busy to blog about it but a few weeks ago a deer hit me. I know what you are thinking, that the deer just jumped in front of my car and I just had to hit it.. right? Wrong. I was sitting STILL in my friends driveway and the deer RAMMED the left side of my car. Because I was only a mile from my house I drove on home. My brother came over and inspected the damage.. It didn't look horrible surprisingly enough. Luckily it was a doe.. which means no antlers! Thank God. We took the car to get an estimate today and guess what the damage was... $1000+ !!!! For a few dints and two small scratches. Thank you Jesus for car insurance. I only had to pay my $500 deductible. So I am not loving that I had to get my new car fixed but I am loving that I won the money at the casino and just happened to have it today to pay for it!

four. I am loving that JB was on Ellen today! If you know me or read my blog often you know that I have a slight obsession with both Justin Bieber and Ellen. Two of my favorite people in the world! He was so adorable on the show today too! 
Justin (and Ellen) is amazingly giving. If you know his story then you know he grew up extremely poor. He gives back so much now that he has made it big. Side note } Justin's Christmas Album Under the Mistletoe donates part of the proceeds to various charities. Including the exact same food bank he and his mom used to get most of their meals from. How amazing is that? {
There is an Elementary School in Las Vegas that Ellen has been helping since last season. She sends them money and computers because the school principle is so inspiring. Over half of the 610 students are homeless at this school. Justin Bieber donated $100,000, toys and a free concert to the school a few months ago. His visit on Ellen today was about this concert. It was so touching!
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011 recap

2011 in pictures..
March @ WDW with the family..

 Kaitlyns wink!
Cute nieces!

 Our Honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas! 
(2 years later! I was in school when we got married so we had to postpone the honeymoon. It was worth it!)

 Sun burns

The single most amazing thing I have ever witnessed.. The birth of Jamesleigh Mattilyn Parker. 7.12.2011

 My best friend Chelsea. She did so good!
Love at first sight.

First trip to London and Paris.

 Arc De Triomphe
 Tour De Eiffell

Notre Dame
 Buckingham Palace

The Tower Bridge, often mistakenly called "London Bridge". The real London Bridge is a few bridges over to the left and is really small and ugly!

My best friends wedding.

Most beautiful bride I've ever seen.
Emily and I have been best friends since birth. Our moms were best friends in high school.

Bucket list: Seeing Journey in concert.. Check!
Poor quality cell phone pic!


All and all I would say that 2011 was an amazing year. 2012 has a lot to live up to!

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