Friday, November 30, 2012

Blog Makeover HELP!!

Since I am sick and not doing anything this weekend I think I am going to do a blog makeover.  I am looking for someone to make me an awesome layout, a button, and I am also going to look for some blogs to sponsor, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know!!  Thanks so much!! 

Friday's Letters


TGIF!!!  I am linking up with Ashley@Adventures of Newlyweds for Friday's Letters.

Dear Ashton,
I am so sorry that you have been sick all week.  I hate seeing you look so sad and lethargic.  I miss my fun bubbly 10 year old.  I hope that you have a great time at your dad's this weekend and I will miss you so much!

Dear School,
I have missed you like crazy this week!  I will be back next week, I PROMISE!!!

Dear Strep Throat,
You SUCK!!!  I mean my goodness why did you decide to pick on me?  What did I do to you?!  Well I am taking some huge pill in the hopes of getting rid of you!  And seriously don't come EVER!!

Dear Texans,
I have really enjoyed the last 2 games but really I don't need ya'll to go into overtime again this week.  Just beat the hell out of the Titans, because I don't think that my nerves can take anymore OT games. 

Dear Slugger,
I am already running out of places to hide you, so could you hide yourself for the next few nights?  Or at least give me a few ideas. 

Dear Hallmark Channel,
I am in love with you and all your Christmas movies, but could you calm down on the commercials? 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Slugger our Elf on the Shelf

It is that time of year that the rather creepy but always fun Elf on the Shelf comes out to play.  My son is 10 so I am pretty sure this will be the last year that he believes in Santa so I am going to make sure this is a great year!!  His elf is named Slugger, and Slugger loves to have fun.  He is always getting into trouble.  Last year he rolled down our stairs in a roll of toilet paper and decorated our tree with Ashton's underwear!!  I love thinking of fun things to do with Slugger.  My son and my nephew both know that they are not allowed to touch Slugger because he will lose his magic.  If you have kids do you do Elf on the Shelf??
Here are some pics of what Slugger has been doing this year.
Ashton and I are both sick....guess we got Slugger sick.

Slugger and the Magic Tree.

Slugger and his friends were looking for sales.

Slugger was trying on my owl ring. 

Going for a ride with Yoshi.

Slugger is a Texans fan....Smart elf!

He had my keys and wallet.  Guess he was going shopping.

Slugger brought Ashton, Xander, Callie (my future daughter), and Kaydence (my cousin) ornaments!

Slugger thinks that he is Mr. Right. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fun at the Texas Renaissance Festival.

If you have not been to the Texas Renaissance Festival in Plantersville, then you don't know what you are missing.  It is the biggest and best Renaissance in the nation and it is awesome.  Although I may be a little bias lol.  I took Ashton, Callie, and Xander yesterday and we had a blast.  Ashton was feeling bad, but he still had a good time.  Here are some pics that I took and posted on Instagram. 

Tartanic!!  My favorite group at Ren Fest. 

Xander thought she was really neat and wanted a picture with her.

Callie, Xander, Ashton, and a gnome.  We see him every year.

Callie!  She is so beautiful!  I can't wait for her to be my daughter. 

This dragon kept purring and cooing.  She was so cute.

The kiddos and Mr. Fox

Santa!!!  AKA: The King of the Texas Renaissance!

Ha ha Xander is not to sure about her.

This dragon kept growling.

My monkey and April the monkey.  She was so sweet.

Xander rocking out on some chicken on a stick.

Have you ever been to a Renaissance Festival?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Blah I feel terrible. Giveaway Winner

A terrible sinus infection has hit my family.  Oh man I feel terrible!  My poor son, who I took to the doctor today, is feeling worse though.  He throat "feels like fire" and is super lethargic.  I feel so bad for him.  I hate not being able to make him feel better.  He took a 3 hour nap this afternoon and is still in bed.  Chances are he will not be going to school again tomorrow.  Not that he will be sad LOL. 

Yesterday we went to the Texas Renaissance Festival.  It was a lot of fun, but I wish that Ashton would have been feeling better.  I wouldn't have even gone but I had tickets for my aunt and cousin so I had to meet them up there.  It was also my nephew Xander's  first time going and he loved it.  He loved all the people dressed up.  I will have to share pics soon cause I got some really cute ones.  

Thanks so much everyone that entered my 100 followers giveaway!!  The winner is
Sarah Lehan!!  Congrats!!  I hope that you enjoy your Starbucks!  

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Happy Saturday and a giveaway

I am taking my son and nephew to do some Christmas shopping!  Always fun!  Ha ha I think I might be crazy!  Have a great Saturday and don't forget to go enter my 100 Followers Giveaway it ends tonight!! 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Friday's Letters

Happy Friday!!  I hope that ya'll had a great Thanksgiving.  I am linking up with Ashley@Adventures of Newlyweds for Friday's Letters. 

Dear Stores,
I will not be visiting today because I don't feel like fighting crazy crowds.  Sorry I will just wait for Cyber Monday!  But I do kinda wanna go out....hmmmm lol we will see.

Dear Thanksgiving,
Yeah thanks for the food coma yesterday!  Now I am ready to eat left overs for the next week.  HAHAHA

Dear Engagement Ring,
You are beautiful and amazing and I can't stop looking at you!  I love the way you sparkle and shine.  I am never going to get tired of you!

Dear Duck Dynasty,
I can't get enough of you!  I can't help it, I love the beards!  Uncle Si and Jace crack me up every week.  New goal in life is to meet the Robinson clan!!

Dear Christmas Music and Shows,
WOO HOO!!!  I love this time of year!  Bring on the happy songs and shows!  

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope that everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving!!  This year I have so much to be thankful for.  I have a wonderful and healthy son.  I have a supporting and loving family.  I have a great fiance and future step-daughter.  I am school and love it.  I have been so blessed. 

Go Texans!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting and a Giveaway

Happy Wednesday everyone!!  It is time for Oh, How Pinteresting and I am once again linking up with Michelle@The Vintage Apple.  I love Pinterest and I have gone wedding crazy!  Ha ha so please forgive all the wedding pins!!  Oh and as always you can follow me on Pinterest and I will follow back. 

Also don't forget to go and sign up for my 100 Followers Giveaway!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Literary Junkies!! I love to read!

I love to read.  I have my Kindle Fire with me at all time.  My Kindle even has a name, it is Kennedy Justine.  Am I the only weirdo that names my electronics?  I can't help it, I am odd.  Well when Taylor@ Goings on in Texas and Lesley@By the Porchlight said they were gonna start a book club and do a link up I was super excited!!  I have never actually been in a book club so I thought it would be a lot of fun to be reading the same book as a group of ladies and then discuss the book.  That being said today is our first link up!  Yay!!  Here are this month's questions.

1) What book are you currently reading? Give us a little synopsis and your review.  Oh man I really should hang my head in shame.  I bought Night Circus, our book club book for December, but I have not had the chance to start reading it yet.  I keep bringing my Kindle to bed, but I am just so sleepy and I just can't stay awake to read.  I fail!!

2) What are your 3 favorite books of all time?  The Giver by Lois Lowry, Still Missing by Chevy Stevens, and True Colors by Kristen Hannah.

3) What is your "approach" upon entering a bookstore? Where do you immediately head after entering through the front door?  I go straight back to the General Fiction.  I love to read all kinds of books and I am not gonna lie when I look for a book I totally judge a book by it's cover!  Ha ha if it does not have a pretty cover then I won't even pick it up.  The cover is what catches my eye.

So what are you reading??

Goings on in Texas

Monday, November 19, 2012

100 Followers and a Giveaway!

I am so excited that I reached 100 followers so I decided to do a giveaway.  I have been wanting to do a giveaway for a while so I thought that this would be the perfect time!  I am giving away a $15.00 giftcard to Starbucks.  I love Starbucks and with it getting colder I have been going more often.

I have been on HYPER wedding planning mode the past week.  We have set our date for May 11, 2013!  Yes that is a little less than 6 months away!  YIKES!!  Ha ha but I know that I can get it all done.  I am having a blast looking up all the wedding stuff.  My MOH lives in Florida but she is doing a lot from 4 states away and my SIL is one of my bridesmaids and she is helping me a lot.  I think that I want to do a lot of DIY things to make it more personal.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Gotta get my butt in gear!

First I have to say OMG WAY TO GO TEXANS!!!  Ha ha Man that was a crazy game!  I am just glad they pulled out the win. 

I had so much fun looking for wedding dresses yesterday.  I am 110% sure that I found the dress that I am going to get.  I am going next weekend with my mom, aunt, and 2 of my bridesmaids to show them the dress.  I wish that I could show ya'll a picture, but Dustin reads my blogs lol and I don't want him to see.  

I have got to get my butt in gear and start working out and eating right.  I am not expecting to drop a ton of weight by the wedding, but I do want to lose some.  My goal is going to be at least 40lbs less.  I know that I can do it if I stay focused.  I really wish I had someone close to me that I could workout with.  But I will do it on my own.  Although I might blog about it just so I can get some support, so I hope that ya'll don't mind!!   

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Happy Saturday!!

I am going to look at wedding dresses today with Richelle my SIL and bridesmaid.  I don't plan on buying anything yet, but I want to start looking.  I think that we are also going to do my registry at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  Dustin and I already went to Target and did ours there.  I hope that everyone has an amazing weekend.   

BTW be sure to come back to my blog on Monday for a special giveaway!  I am excited to have my first one! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Yay I was nominated for the Liebster Award!! I Accept!

OMG so I was so excited and super shocked the other day when I got an email from Logan at Southern Sunflowers & Coffee Beans saying that she had nominated me for a Liebster Award!  If you are not following Logan than seriously get to her blog and start!  She is awesome!!  I have seen the Liebster Award but I never thought that I would get nominated for one!  So if you have not heard of the Liebster it is an award given to new or up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers! The award is then passed on to other bloggers in the same category to help spread their names around and support one another! What a cool idea and so much fun!!

If you receive this award, there are a few rules that you must follow...
  •  Each blogger nominated must post 11 things about themselves.
  • Then answer the 11 questions the tagger has asked.
  • Blogger must then create 11 questions of their own to ask the bloggers they decide to nominate.
  • Then they must choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate and link them on their blog post.
  • Finally, the bloggers must be notified of their award! 
  • Oh, and there are no tag backs. 

11 Things about me!!
1. I am terrified of puffer fish.
2. I use my cell phone as a mic to sing in my car.
3. I am super excited to be planning my wedding.
4. I have 4 tattoos, but I want at least 3 more. 
5. If I could I would go to Disney every year.
6. I love the Lord!  And I pray every morning, night, before every meal, and anytime that I want to talk to him.
7. I have a girl crush on the singer Christina Perri.
8. I am in school to be a massage therapist.
9. I love my son more than anything in the world, and my nephew is a close second.
10. I always have a book with me.
11. I have an addiction to Starbucks coffee!  Mmmmm
Questions from Logan:
1. What is your favorite book?  I love to read so this is hard.  But my all time favorite book is The Giver by Lois Lowry.  It was the book that made me love reading.

2. Who is your biggest inspiration in life?  My Papaw.  He is an amazing man and has loved my Mamaw unconditionally for 59 years.  
3. If you could go anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?  I would go to Australia.  I have always wanted to go.

4. What is your favorite part of blogging?  I love being able to share my thoughts, and making new friends.

5. What is #1 on your Christmas list?  I already got it.  I wanted an engagement ring ha ha ha.

6. What is your favorite dessert?  Cheesecake

7. Where are you spending Thanksgiving?  I am spending it at home and our family is all coming here.  We will eat and then watch the Texans!!

8. Necklace? or Earrings?  Necklace

9. What is the name of your pet?  Mooch the pooch

10. What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you (that you don't mind putting on your blog)?  I don't really get embarrassed.  I do silly things all the time.

11. What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?  Getting together with family and talking and laughing.  

Questions for my Nominees:
1. Who is your favorite singer/band?
2. Do you have any Christmas traditions?
3. What was the best vacation that you have been on?
4. What is your favorite Disney movie?
5. What did you wanna be growing up?
6. Do you like football?  Who is your favorite team?
7. If you could have a dinner party with anyone dead or alive who would you invite?
8. What is your favorite color?
9. What is your favorite animal?
10. Do you make resolutions every year?
11. What is your biggest pet peeve?
 My Nominees:
Jenny and Theresa @The Things We Would Blog 
Crystal @Mason's Mama 
Becka @Busy Becka