Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Nashvegas Here We Come

My vacation doesn't feel like a vacation at all! I still feel strung out - and that I haven't gotten enough R&R. That's how it goes though. It has still been wonderful & much needed.

Christmas was wonderful. I got a cute chest, digital camera, GPS, athletic wear, starbucks coffee mug, ipod speakers, and a little cash. We are so very blessed.

Now, why aren't there any pictures? Because I am foolish and did not bring my NEW candy apple red beauty out not one time. What is wrong with me?

Today, I am washing clothes and packing for our fun girls trip to Nashville to bring in the New Year. I can NOT wait! 2009 here I come!

I will be taking pictures to make up for my slacking over the holidays so just get ready...there's no telling what you are going to see :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I can not believe how fast this year has went by. Looking back a lot has changed over 2008. I barely have any time to focus on what I am going to try to accomplish in 2009.

Seems that my family is going to exchange gifts and play Santa tonight, and tomorrow is the big day for the feast. I'm excited but exhausted at the same time.

I will leave you with a fabulous recipe to add to your holiday festivities!


Ingredients can be tweaked to your taste

1 bottle of apple cider juice

1 1/2 cup of orange juice

Cinnamon & cloves to your taste

1 cup brown sugar

Heat and stir

*Top your mug of cider with whipped cream, sprinkled cinnamon, and drizzle with caramel*

Merry Christmas to all!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Tattered Frame & Easy Print

I went on a thrift store picture frame rampage a few weeks ago. I stocked up on so many it was borderline psycho. I picked up every thick/chunky frame there. I spray painted all the others, but decided to leave this one just the way it was. Something about it struck me as just perfect. A little tattered around the edges - just the way I like it. Anyone that knows me knows that I love natural prints and accents as well as neutrals - so I thought this scrapbook print would go great tucked behind the frame.


Please excuse my bracelets...they are a little out of control. The idea is to have your bracelets hung on a fun piece of glass - but you see...mine gets fat at the bottom so only so many can fit. Woops!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Cozy Marshmallows

Oh no she didn't? Um, yes she did! I gave my lampshade a little cozy lovin' over the Thanksgiving holidays. I have a special place in my heart for the marshmallow fringe. It's so easy to add to just about ANYTHING. Just hotglue the fringe hidden away & you've got yourself a new look.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Frame Makeovers

I told you that I went almost physcho on purchasing frames from the thrift shop didn't I? Well... I did. A few weekends ago I spray painted all of the frames. I don't have a before picture because I couldn't find my camera at that time. Lets just say it was not a pretty sight. The frames were in every pastel, dusty color imaginable and the prints that came with them were everything from cowboy boots, to styrofoam, to little fishies.

I wanted to give them a make over - so I picked out a rusty red & jade spray paint and went to town. Then, I found some scrapbook paper and rub ons that I liked and filled the frame for a little spunk. The good thing is...the prints can be changed at any time with little hassle.

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Aaaahhh, now were talkin'!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Shining Star

I am going to marry these barn stars one day! These were bought for my future apartment - but I wanted to hang them up anyway. They look small in this picture, but they are oversized and fit on the wall perfectly.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My New Friend Mildred

Alas! After hours of waiting - I have a new friend...Mildred. She is candy apple red and is direct descendant of Kodak EasyShare. I just got her home and charged her brand new lithium ion battery and took a few snaps. A beaut I tell ya! Ok, so I have a few things that I have been meaning to post about:

First, I ventured into unknown territory a few weeks ago. Me vs. the sewing machine. I made my first pillows and am so proud!








I made these to go in the new future apt. The checked big ones will go on the couch, and the green will go wherever I feel the need to throw them. Until now, I don't have anywhere to put them...so I figured I wanted to enjoy the view with a new look for the bed!

Santa's Gift

Santa has already came to see me. Guess what I got? A DAY OFF FROM WORK! Weee! So, I'm sitting here on a Tuesday in my PJ's sipping on coffee & learning how to play Brown Eyed Girl on the guitar. This is the life.

Since I still can't find my camera...I am about to get ready and go purchase one. It still chaps my hide though. Digital cameras are not cheap.

Good news is that I have a lot of fun stuff to post and show you...I know you can hardly contain yourself!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Random Happenings

A week of looking for my fabulous pink camera is proven unsuccessful. How am I going to make it without her? And where could she be hiding? I have looked in every drawer, under ever car seat, in every purse, on ever visible surface, & consulted all of my personal contacts. What have I found...nothing, zilch, zip, nada, ness! I am upset - and I guess will have to splurge on another one either today or tomorrow. My camera phone is awesome - but I don't have an SD card to transfer my photos, and truthfully I don't really like using it on a regular basis.

Today is the SEC Championship football game Bama vs. FLA aBamat the Georgia Dome. Kickoff 1500. This will be a tuff game - but I still think BAMA is going to pull through. We are having gator tails as part of our gametime menu! That has to be good for something, right? It is the first time in a LONG time that Bama has had an undefeated season & it has really been rocking our world. All 4 million dollars for a good coach has finally paid off. Plus the recent firing (or "resigning".... Puhleeze) of AU Coach Tuberville gave me a good laugh! 

Also, I will be putting up the THIRD Christmas tree for the season - mine, my boyfriends, & now my Grandparents! I just can't get enough :)

My blog postings have been scarce because I have been so busy. I'm still here - and still doing well. It's just not as easy some weeks to log onto this thing! I'll try to do better....promise!