Thursday, August 26, 2010


Sorry that I haven't written in the past few days.

We found out Tuesday evening that a close family friend died in a car accident on Monday night. And, you know what? I haven't felt like blogging. Somehow writing about purses, clothes, cooking and gardening just seems kind of trite and overrated right now when my friends are in so much grief.

It makes me think about when I was 16 and one of my close friends died. Too many memories.

That's it.

Oh, and I'll be gone for the weekend, so don't expect any more blogs this week.

Maybe I'll start again next week. Maybe. Don't know.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


For my birthday, my mom told me to pick out something that I really wanted. So, of course, I decided that I want a handbag. She got me an amazing yellow Cole Haan bag last year (see a pattern?), but it's now time to retire it (since I've been carrying it for a year!) and get a new one. The only problem is, I don't know which one I want. So, I thought I would put the pictures up of the four that I like and have you all vote on your favorite.

1) Cole Haan Gramercy Taylor Drawstring

2) Michael Kors Soft Stamped Croc Large Satchel

3) Michael Kors Gansevoort Large Shoulder

4) MICHAEL Michael Kors Astor Pasadena

The polls are now open...


Monday, August 23, 2010


Twenty-seven reasons why I am and always will be in love with you:

1. You're just too darn cute.
2. You take care of me. Always have. Always will.
3. You are the funniest person I know. Really.
4. You're my best friend.
5. You long to follow in the way of Jesus.

6. You're passionate. About everything.
7. You deeply, honestly care about people.
8. You have the best nose.
9. You love our dogs.
10. You're respectful to your mom.

11. You listen.
12. You're a great dresser.
13. You have great hair.
14. You love my cooking.
15. You help me decorate our house and you honestly care about it!

16. You adore Aubrey and when I look at you looking at her the way you do, I can't wait to have your children (when you're ready, of course).
17. You are an amazing song writer.
18. You have the best taste in music (excluding Lucero, of course).
19. You have taught me to be passionate about things.
20. You love life. Our life.

21. You love to travel with me.
22. You fantasize about living in a big city. Even if we never do, it will be okay. :)
23. You're hot. Really, really hot. I can't believe I get to be your wife.
24. You make me smile.
25. You make me want to be a better person for you.

26. I know that you'll NEVER leave me and that you love me with all of your heart.
27. You're the best husband a lady could ask for!

Happy birthday, baby!

Monday, August 9, 2010

An Update on My Mid-Century Modern (Hopefully) Home

So, I know it's been a week since I've blogged. Oh well. I've been busy.

What have you missed?

* I turned 25. I'll just say this: turning a quarter of a century was the hardest birthday to date. I just finally realized that I'm getting older. And, I don't really like it. Bring on the wrinkle cream!

* I coordinated my first wedding. By myself. Well, actually with the assistance of my great friend, Christy, but you get the point. I have wanted to be a wedding coordinator/planner for awhile now but haven't known how to get started. A lady at Broadway is a wedding coordinator, and she has had me assist her with a wedding. Apparently, she thought I did a great job as an assistant and told a couple to use me as the lone coordinator because she couldn't do it. The wedding was on Saturday and I loved every minute of it. To top that off, I am now the wedding coordinator for both campuses at Broadway.

* My garden is dying, but I have managed to use up every. single. tomato. that I have picked. So far, I have made (and jarred or frozen) salsa, tomato juice, and marinara sauce, which is cooking in my crock pot as I type this. I also still have so many squash I don't know what to do with them.

* My husband really, truly is the best husband ever. Really. He threw me a birthday party last Saturday because I had to do the wedding this Saturday (the 7th, which is my birthday) AND he surprised me and took me out to dinner on Friday night after the rehearsal as another birthday celebration. That, and he bought me the Mumford & Sons CD I wanted. And, he spent all day Saturday with his dad making the bookshelves for our study/library room. They look AMAZING! They're not stained yet, but I'll be posting the before and after pictures when they're done. And (yes, there is more), he's building me a floor basket to put all my knitting supplies in.

* We're still on the search for a house. We've found a few, but none that we HAVE to have. It's okay, we have plenty of time.

* I'm going to get to see my mom and dad next week. For a whole week.

* I really miss my brother. He's been gone for two weeks visiting my parents and it's the longest we've gone without seeing each other in quite a while. He's more than a brother - he's a great friend, so I really miss him.

* My hair is still brown. I'm still absolutely loving being a brunette.

* We just took the "kids" (aka our wonderful dogs) to the groomer's. Penelope had adorable pink bows in her hair, but before I even had a chance to take a picture, she had pulled one out. She's a mess. But, she's a cute mess.

* I have wonderful, amazing friends that spent the whole morning/early afternoon with me on Friday (I took off work). We had coffee, went shopping and ate at Olive Garden. We also went to Starbucks the morning of my birthday and had some great girl time. It's always wonderful to just be able to talk and trust each other.

* I have a wonderful family who sent me cards and made me dinner (my amazing mother-in-law). They really are the best. I cried a lot reading my birthday cards (I'm emotional, so what?). My grandma wrote: "Love you. Always have. Always will." And, I sobbed. I love them so much and don't get to see them as much as I want. I'm not even going to mention my parents' card, because I'll just start crying all over again.

* So, to wrap things up, I have been busy, I'm a year older (ugh), I have wonderful friends and family, and I have the best husband ever. Oh, and I went shopping at Beverly Hills Bargain Boutique again, but I'll post about that tomorrow.

Okay, I'm really done now.

Monday, August 2, 2010

My (Hopefully) Mid-Century Modern Home

John David and I have been renters since we got married. We first lived in an apartment then moved into the house we're in after the first year. Now, don't get me wrong, we love the house we live in now, but it's just not *ours.* You know what I mean?

Anyway, we have been talking for awhile now about trying to find a house. I want a mid-century modern ranch, of course, but, really, we'd be happy with anything we can find. There are a few things, however, that we're NOT looking for:

1) A new house. We believe in recycling (for lack of a better word) houses that are already built.
2) A house in a subdivision. Enough said.
3) A house not in town. Downtown Bowling Green has so much going on (ha!), and we want to be in the middle of it.
4) A "starter" house. John David doesn't really understand this, either. I want a house that we could (if needed and wanted) grow old in. I don't buy into that belief of the "American Dream" where I need a bigger house each year because a house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms just *isn't big enough.* I mean, really, there are families of 5 or 6 or more that live in a one-room home. Why do I think that I need two family rooms and a huge kitchen and a bonus room and a formal dining room? That's just too much. Really.

Well, that's about it. I'll keep you posted on how the search is going. Really, I'm hoping we can find a nice house that we can do repairs on so we can make it like we want it. And, I'm hoping it's nice enough so that John David won't bring up building a container house again. ;)

Happy Monday!!!