Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Favorites....

Favorite Craft Idea
Very cute, so many possibilities.
Do you know how many Beauty & the Beast quotes I could make on lamp shades?!?!!?
 Favorite Beauty & The Beast Item

Beauty and the Beast Belle's Book Necklace - Prince Beauty and the Beast!!

I NEED... like NEED this necklace
... I'm now singing the song "Belle" in my head...
Favorite Purchase of the week
Sleep Right Dental Guard

The way I grind my teeth, I gotta have a mouth guard.
I had one made at the dentist years ago, but my problem is my teeth have shifted.  So my mouth guard actually HURTS now.  If you look to get one, you see everything out there is the kind where you put in boiling water & then bite into. I've tried so many of those & it NEVER works.  Enter this that I found & broke down & bought this week. No boiling required.  & its so comfortable - WAYYY more then the guards that cover your whole mouth.  This just keeps your teeth separated so they don't touch.
My favorite Animal of the week ... & Knit...
Favorite Quote
Have Courage & Be Kind Printable from the Cinderella Movie. #printable #cinderella #cinderellamovie
I'm so obsessed with this now after seeing Cinderella!!!!
Favorite Season Finale
Mindy Project

I wont spoil it for anyone that may not have seen it yet,
But I love a good season finale that leaves me smiling or sighing.
I just really like Mindy & Danny together.

Favorite Dance of the Week
Patti LaBelle... In Da Club!!!

Oh my gosh! I thought Ms. Patti would be one of the first ones out, but I so love her.  She's in her 70's for goodness sake!  ... & lady has RHYTHYM!!!
I have my favs (Team Derek for always & ever)... but I love watching Ms. Patti & hope she goes far!

Favorite Funnies

Funny Pictures Of The Day - 62 Pics

These People Knew How To Have Fun .... I want me & Ricky to do this with Roller Skates!!!!
I SOOOOO want Ricky & I to do this for a Christmas card on roller skates!!!!

Funny Pictures Of The Day - 62 Pics
....Now, it costs a LOT of money for someone else to be in charge of my hair....

Alien Balloons: Expectations Vs. Reality... I don't know why... this made me laugh for like 10 minutes
I honestly laughed at this till I had tears


How I feel when someone told me they had a busy weekend ahead
... of going shopping...
... Oh please... let me explain to you what busy weekends look like
How I feel when everyone around me is talking NCAA brackets

How I would be if I ever got close to Steven Curtis Chapman

How I feel when I hear overhear things at work I shouldn't

My 4:00 dance of the day

What is a favorite of yours this week?


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thankful Thursday {Link Up #12}

Thankful Thursday
Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel.
~Author UnKnown

This week, I'm Thankful For:

... sweet friends that reach out to me with what God has on their heart for me.  I believe God can speak through others & I am so thankful when others take that tug & follow through with it.

... my biggest cheerleader.

... glimpses of Spring. Today, its cold... tomorrow, its going to be cold. Saturday - cold. BUT, we are getting warm days thrown in every now & then. & daffodils are blooming & our Dogwood tree has buds.  The hope of Spring is something I'm thankful for.

... speaking of Spring, I'm also thankful for daylight well into the evening.  It makes me happy to eat dinner & to still see out into my yard.

... Kleenex.  Yep, I mentioned this before.  But with a runny nose - STILL!!!!! - I've gone through so many boxes.  Kleenex has become my best friend.

... PEACH IS BACK!!!  I stopped for a Green Tea at Starbucks Monday & guess what they asked me, "Do you want peach in that?".... I literally gasped & said, "WHAT?!?!?!"... it's in early!  Last year, it didn't come out until SUMMER & even then, it was a rumor that peach wouldn't come in at a lot of stores.  I guess Starbucks got the memo that people love their Peach Green Tea Lemonades because its in already for SPRING!  YAHHOOOO!!!!!!!!

... friends that invite me to go to the movies.

... my new cup.  I used to have my old office decorated in Beauty & the Beast.  Since we moved offices & I don't have an office anymore, I have no where to hang all my pictures.  But I still like to sport my Beauty & the Beast fandom. My screen saver is Beauty & the beast.  My desk accessories are Cogsworth & Lumiere.  & I just got a new cup to hold my water. 

What are you thankful for this week?
Thanks for linking up & join others to see what they were blessed with this week

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Currently I'm Feeling:  Overwhelmed. 
Just a lot going on with trying to get my office organized, a lot of photo meetings & appointments, trying to fight this stupid sinus infection & dental issues... just a lot on my plate right now.
Currently I'm Loving: Flip Flops!
It's going to be in the 70's today!  Let's not look ahead & see its only going to be in the 40's the next few days through the weekend, but TODAY, currently, its going to be in the 70's.  I have broke out the flip flops for the year.  I love when I don't have to worry about shoes.
Currently I'm Smelling:  Nothing
My stupid sinuses.  They are BURNING like the dickens now.  That can only mean that they are ready to fall out of my head - right?
Currently I'm Starting:  a new knit project
I have been playing around with different ways to hold my needles & wrap my yarn.  While that may not mean much to some of you, it means tons to me since I haven't been able to knit with real needles with my shoulder / bicep tendonitis. I have a skein of yarn that I have been LOVING but couldn't find the perfect project for it on the loom, but last night, I broke out needles & casted on & got an inch of the ribbing done.  I'm so excited about it.
Currently I'm Finishing:  A Bible Study of Hebrews
I've loved going through it - especially with my journal Bible.  It feels funny to go into another book of the Bible but that's what I'll be doing tonight.
A page out of my Journal Bible
Currently I'm Hoping For:  Dental problems to ease up
So yeah... I had to go to the dentist for a tooth problem.  The dentist thought it may be because where I grind my teeth, my back tooth, that is root canaled & crowned, may have shifted & it was hitting wrong.  She drilled it down a bit & it eased up... .but the pressure is back.  BUT, all my teeth on that side of my face hurts thanks to my sinuses.  So I'm hoping that my sinuses clear up & my dental problems ease up.  If not, I have to go to an oral surgeon & get that tooth cut out since it's already root canaled.  It would be too fragile to pull like a normal tooth.  ... I'm getting woozy thinking of all of this... so I'm REALLY hoping everything eases up ... & soon. I have a dental appointment to get cleaned & checked on next Wednesday.
Currently I'm Listening to:  My Podcasts
I found yesterday in the world of Podcasts a thing called "Afterbuzz TV" which has people talking about a show that just aired.  Ones like Revenge, Scandal, Once Upon a Time... this is right up my ally.  I've actually gone back & listened to all of the podcasts about Once Upon a Time... & today, I'm going to listen to the ones about Scandal.  I can talk TV all day long.
Currently I'm Eating:  Cadbury Eggs
I have an addiction...
Those little chocolate goodies just get me every year.
Currently I'm Considering: 
What to do with my photography
I enjoy doing photography.  I enjoy meeting people & capturing moments for them.  But I'm really considering what to do with it for the future.  Life holds so much stress already & I'm considering if this is a stress I want to continue or if I just want to let it go a little bit.  Between the time it takes to invest in editing, traveling, the work in it, much less the stress of trying to please a client, I'm just in a mood where I'm weighing options.
So what are you currently doing?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Podcasts .... Give me some good ones!

I'm a little slow in the world of technology.

I try not to be. I remember laughing at my grandparents when they didn't know how to work the buttons on a VCR or how to get that blinking light off of it.

Fast forward to a world of electronics in every thing you do in life & I don't laugh as hard at my grandparents.

As my mom always has said, "Where you are, I once was... where I am, you will be"

Deep thought of the day....

Anyways, technology has brought me to the world of Podcasts.

Well not so much technology but as a way to save my sanity at work.

With my desk sitting in the middle of a room where people are constantly walking by me & just plain noise is the background sound in my life, I am trying to block things out. 

Enter the idea of Podcasts.

I kept seeing everyone talk about Serial & I was curious what that even was.

Downloaded iTunes on my computer, downloaded the series & LOVED it....

& then started looking through other podcasts.

I've found some I have already really liked. 

There's one that recaps The Walking Dead... this funny (& heavy on the language if you listen)

& I've found a lot of my favorite pastors & follow them

& love finding funny ones & ones that are based on health & just pure entertainment

But I'm still a little lost trudging through this big world of podcasts....

So fill me in on what I need to be listening to... what I need to be downloading.

Something I can get lost in at work & make my day go by so much easier.

Help a girl out....

Monday, March 23, 2015

The weekend that I crossed the finish line!!!!

Monday... we meet again.... so soon....

Mercy - what a weekend.

Friday, I went to pick up my race packet for the Rodes City 10K & I really had doubts I was going to make the race.  My sinuses still were stopped up, my head still hurt, I still felt weak.  I hadn't even been able to work out not ONE day the week before being sick.  This just didn't look good....

This was exactly how I felt picking up my packet

I woke up on Saturday & got up to start getting ready & just felt blah... really blah... & I said I wasn't going to do it.

... & then I started crying.  Like ugly cry.  Ricky kept asking me what was wrong & I couldn't even put it into words.  I just felt like I was letting myself down.  I know races aren't everything & it wouldn't be the end of the world if I missed it, but it would have been another knock in my confidence.  Something to hit my pride that I psst'ed out at the end of the finish line...

& I couldn't do that... Ricky wouldn't let me do that.  I love that man. 

By this point, it was 7:15 & the race starts at 8... & we live like 35 minutes away from the start line.... & I was still in my pj's.  OH. MY. GOODNESS... I literally grabbed anything, put it on, grabbed what I could think I needed & we zoomed down the road.  Talk about a race.

So we wouldn't have to worry about parking, Ricky said he would sit out & just drop me off at the start line.  Ends up, we got a parking spot like 1 block from the start & he was able to walk with me to the start & we got there with about 2 minutes to spare. Whew!  Angel wings behind me.

I wont go into the logistics of the race... just know - I DID IT!!! I FINISHED!


It was an awful time on the clock for me... its not something I'm proud of.... but I am proud I crossed the finish line. 

Sometime you just have to prove to yourself that you're stronger then you think... you have to push yourself... you just have to cross the finish line...

The rest of Saturday was just great....

Ricky & I went for our usual post-race breakfast at Panera...
& then we went shopping at Sam's club where I walked out with 2 new books.  My treat to myself for making the race.

I had to get home & get cleaned up because I was meeting a potential bride & groom to deliver a contract.  It was such a perfect day, we sat outside at Starbucks with the nicest breeze.  This was a glorious day.

UK was playing in the tournament so I wasn't about to go home after the meeting & jinx anything so I went craft store crazy... & loaded up on some MORE Bible Journaling goodies.  I really do love my time in the Bible now. Journaling like this makes me EXCITED to open my Bible up every night & see what ideas come to me.  & its like my friend Chasity said, I spend more time focused on something in the Bible as I try to create for it, really making the words sink into my heart... I just love this new concept of Bible study.

Latest haul of supplies

Sunday held a day at church where I just left frustrated.  Some days are just like in youth ministry.  The days where you feel like no one is listening & its a struggle to get any of the kids to focus... & days when kids say, "You're so mean!"... its a punch to the gut on those days... but what can you do?

Ricky ended up going roller skating & I went & crashed a girl's family get together.  They were all going to see Cinderella & Chasity asked me if I wanted to come knowing I hadn't seen the movie yet.  Oh goodness. It's even better then I expected.  Seriously.  I already told Ricky I want to go back....

The rest of Sunday just left me knitting... with real needles!!!... & catching up on some TV. 

Finished this hat.. & DRATS... its so big!!!
Anyone have a really big head?... I got a hat just for you!

The Walking Dead!  OH my.... I can't wait for next week's finale... but scared.  It's already been noted that someone is dying.  I'm kinda nervous.

So it was a VERY productive weekend... one where I was sick but didn't let that slow me down... & a beautiful one to boot... & one where I finished it up feeling very accomplished.  Yeah, I'll take more weekends like this please.
How was your weekend?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday is a Favorite to me....

Favorite Time of the Year
Our forecast for all next week is in the 60's....
I can't tell you how happy that makes me
Favorite Make up Product
Avon Eye Shadow Primer
I can't ever keep my eye shadow on.  I'm not sure why. I think I rub my eyes a lot as the day goes on or something, but I have tried so many products trying to keep it on ... at least till noon.  Enter this product.  After trying them all I think, I really do love this Avon one.  It goes on sale for $3.99 a jar all the time & one jar lasts for months.
Favorite new WANT
A Beautiful Mess
Kelly Moore Bag
I need this camera bag in my life.  Just the color alone is so beautiful!  But it holds a camera, a few lenses, & even a lap top.
Yep... I'll be saving my pennies for this baby!
Favorite House Idea
Chalkboard inside of pantry cabinet
Chalk Boards on Pantry Doors
I love this idea so much!  I wonder if they painted chalk board pain on their original cabinets or glued something in.
Looks like the bottom could be used as a cork board as well - hold some notes or coupons for the grocery.
I'm totally checking out the inside of our pantry cabinets when I get home!
Favorite Beauty & the Beast of the week
Beauty & the Beast Pillows! I need to get these! :)
Aren't these so cute?!?!?
I would almost think they would be easy to make too!
Favorite Funnies
You know its true.....
School busses make no sense:  (funny, humour, humorous, hilarious, LOL, hahaha, seat belt, kids)

26 Snapchats From Your Dog lol omgeee this would be my dog

I want to go to Best Buy immediately now
How I feel when Ricky talking about basketball
every girl i’ve ever liked.

Exactly why I don't wear heels

Girl fails....all of these had me dying laughing.

The surprised face...What did she think was going to happen?
what was she expecting to happen?

How I feel looking at the clock for 4:00... so close...
but just cant get to it
not the sharpest baby

A good reminder

I still think she should have run.

Happy Friday everyone!!!