Thursday, June 6, 2013

My Memories Giveaway!

 
 
 
A couple of months ago I was contacted by MyMemories.com.  This is a company that specializes in digital scrapbooking.
 
I have yet to cross over to the digital aspect of scrapbooking. I love the fact that it is more of an hands on thing.  However, I have always been intrigued by digital scrapbooking. And MyMemories.com gave me the opportunity to try it out. And I must say, it's pretty awesome! 
I had some issues getting it to download {on my part, not theirs!} and I contacted the technical people and they were so great to work with. Very helpful and understanding.  I highly recommend asking for help if you have any issues using this program.
 
I just went with a simple button at first.  But I def am going to try more things out with this.
 
 
 
 
 
Another cool thing about MyMemories.com program is that they have a ton of free things you can download in their shop. So don't forget to check that out as well.  I LOVE the backgrounds they have to offer, such cute packages together. And there is so much more you can do with this program that just scrapbooking. So don't let that stand in your way of trying it out.
 
Something else to entice you to try out MyMemories.com...how about a coupon code to use for your download?! ;)
 
My lovely friends over there have provided me with a code that I can share with you all. All you have to do is use this code: {please copy and paste to ensure the right code is used!}
 
STMMMS55394
 
This code provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store. 
That is a $20 value!
 
  
ANDDDD...they have also offered ONE special winner a FREE download of the MyMemories.com software! How awesome is that!! All you need to do is enter the contest below...be sure to enter, it will end July 4th! Hurry, don't forget!!


a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
 
Good Luck!!
 
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

But not exactly, because I have a little bit to say.

Imagine that... ;)

I got the privilege of hanging out with these monkeys the other day.

I know it's more like babysitting, but I really have a lot of fun with these three that I just consider it more like hanging out.




Love them!!
Happy Hump Day Y'all!
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I am NOT a fashion blogger...

...but this post is totally going to be about fashion.
 
please don't judge. :)
 
 
 
Seeing as how I am about to receive my second fix, I decided that today might be a good day to tell you about the first one. 
 
I had seen a couple of people talking about it and I had also heard about it on a tv show. I wasn't really sure about the whole concept of this thing, so I decided to check it out for my self. Fell in love immediately. 
 
Now don't get me wrong, some of the things I think are completely overpriced and I would not keep everything in my box. But the idea of someone doing the hard part for you {aka the shopping} and you just sitting at home waiting for a surprise in the mail is absolutely extraordinaire.  If you haven't caught on yet, I am talking about Stitchfix.com. You def need to at least check it out once and see what it's all about.  I know you can do a fix once a month, but honestly, I can't afford that. So this will only be my second fix in three months. And probably my last one for a while.  But I will def keep this in mind and go back to it when I can.  
 
In my box I received a chevron dress, an orange top, a blue tank top, a black and white sweater, and a necklace.
 
I apologize in advance for the pics, I had just gotten home and found the box and couldn't wait to open it. So the pics are from my phone. Also disregard the state of my look, read above.
 

front

back





I paired the dress with the black leggings and these fabulous wedges.

   
 
 Out of all of those options, I only kept two. I kept the dress and the black and white sweater.  Both I have already worn.  I love love love that dress. I think I could get away without having to wear leggings with it, but I thought it looked a little classier with the leggings and heels. But could def wear flats as well.

I didn't like the way the orange shirt fit me. And I couldn't figure out the tank to make it look right on me. And I couldn't really justify buying the necklace. Wasn't really me.

The catch with Stitchfix.com is that you have to send all your items back that you do not want within three days of receiving your order. The nice thing is that they send you an envelope and return slip in the box too. So all you have to do it put it all back to together and drop it off at the post office. 

I can't wait to see what will be in my next fix. And hopefully I won't take as long to show you the items on here.

Go check it out!
 
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Monday, June 3, 2013

It's Monday...

It's that time...to tell you all the wonderful things I did this weekend that are of no importance and I am sure that you could care less about...

Just humor me and act like you care :)

Great...glad we are on the same page here.

Since I am having to work Fridays now (I know it is a totally shame to me too, people actually having to work on Fridays...who would have thunk it?!) I am not really up for much when I get off. I have been wanting to go on a "date" for a couple weeks now.  There is a new (to me) restaurant in Nashville that I have been wanting to try. Everyone I know that has been there loves it. I think it is a must try for WJ and I. But alas, it will have to wait a little bit longer before we will be able to make it out there.

So any-who..back to Friday night...WJ and I went and watched the girls, K & E, at their dance recital. I love watching them dance, E is so hilarious and does her own thing, no matter who is watching. While K, has to be on point on everything and hates to mess up. Mind you they are only six and four...still enough room for improvement on both parts (if they stick with it).  I didn't get any good pics of them on stage, we were on the opposite side they were on on the stage and the lighting wasn't very good. But I did get some pics after, and then of course we had to go out for some "ice cream", it's really frozen yogurt, same thing right? ;)





Saturday, we had an auction to attend.  After my great-grandmother passed away, the children decided to auction the stuff in the house off. Since there are SO MANY of us grand-children and great-grand-children, they deemed it more fair that if someone wanted something they could bid on it and buy it. I ended up getting some vases, candy dishes, and mixing bowls.  It's funny how you haven't seen something for a while, but you still remember it. We are looking at the stuff they were selling and asking about certain things and where they were and talking about where they used to be in the house. It was bittersweet, but I am glad that I got to go and I am happy that I got some of my great-grandmothers things.


Saturday night we went to a party. There was a local guy and his band playing and we went to listen to them play. I have never heard them before and was pleasantly surprised.  This past Saturday is the only free night they have until August I think.  They are booked the rest of the weekends, I thought that was pretty cool.


Sunday, we did the usual, church and then lunch at my grandmothers. Sunday afternoon we went and watched the new Fast and Furious movie. LOVED IT! If you haven't seen it yet you really should. It makes me want to learn how to drift cars, something that is def on my bucket list.



Happy Monday y'all!


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Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Letters




Dear God: thank you so much for giving me faith in believing that the path you have planned out for me will work out and it will be okay.

Dear WJ: thanks for putting up with my always and for believing in me when I don’t believe in myself.

Dear Mom: I am glad that we can talk all the time now without fighting and getting into arguments. I am really thankful to have you in my life and to value your opinion above many others.

Dear Work: I am so happy that you all are so willing to work with me and my schedule and I am also really glad that you let me have more responsibilities and kinda do my own thing. I am also glad you guys enjoy my cupcakes. ;)

Dear Nannie: I totally understand you having you own values and morals and beliefs and I am glad that you stick with them. But I really think you should reconsider some of your reasoning’s for not wanting to go to your own grandchildren’s weddings, but then again that is just my opinion.

Dear WJ: thanks for my lunch date today ;)

Dear K: I am so proud of you for “graduating” Kindergarten; I can’t wait to celebrate with you tonight!

Dear G: So excited to go see The Lion King this weekend. Thank you for inviting me!

Dear Jacob: I hope I get to see your wonderful face this weekend! Fast and Furious is calling my name! Ha!

Dear Lifepartner: Super stoked that we get to hang out this weekend, it has been wayyyy to long! I miss your face and your family!!

Dear Readers: Hope you have a fabulous weekend and enjoy your Memorial Day!
 
 
TGIF pretties!!
 
 
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Weekend Update

Can y’all actually believe that I am back this week…with a new post. Ahhh! Watch out things are getting supa cray over here!

This weekend involved a little road trippin’ with the sis and Madre. We went to see my cousin get married. It was very informal, low key, and small. But it was what they wanted and it turned out wonderful. We thought it was going to rain the whole time, since it was all outside, but the rain held off for the ceremony and then for a little bit while everyone was eating..but not long after it started up again and lasted for a lonnnnng time. 

Sisters.

The Madre and I.

Cousin Ryan.

The Happy Couple.


We headed home on Sunday and I met up with WJ and we got to take this beauty out for a ride.




It sure has been a while and I am actually glad it is finally back together again. Gasp! Totally can’t believe I just admitted that. :)


Also, speaking of the #biggreenmachine…remember when I mentioned a little something about it appearing in the Take A Little Ride video? Well, we got the opportunity to do another video for Jason Aldean. But this wasn’t for a music video, this was for an opening to be played at his Night Train concerts. We have been trying to find someone that has been to one of his concert’s already (he hasn’t had any close to us yet) that recorded it. WJ finally found one posted on youtube. 






Pretty freakin’ cool, huh?! I think it is at least ;)
 
 
 
 
What did you do this weekend? 
Are you over the rain as much as I am?
 
 Happy Monday loves!
 
 
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ETA: This was supposed to post Monday obviously...but something happened with the pics and I couldn't get it posted...my bad. :)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Dear 24:

Back on the 3rd of May, I celebrated my 24th birthday.  I was so positive that I did not want to turn 24 this year.  There was just something about it that I did not like.  However, not really much we can do about it.  So I wrote this letter about a week after my birthday and I am going to share it with you.

Dear 24:


We have officially met now, welcome to my world.  I honestly wasn’t sure if I wanted to meet up with you. I have certain reservations about 24.  I am very happy to have made it to 24…sometimes I look back on and wonder how the heck I made it! But I promise, I don’t see myself turning 30…ever. I will just stop at 29 and keep celebrating my anniversary of 29...every year. :) 

I can say that I thought I would have a lot more accomplished by now, be farther in my life than I am now. But we all move at our own pace, right?  Things hardly ever work out the way that I want them too – duh! I should know and understand that by now, and to some extent I do…but I still need help reminding myself of this, and the good Lord above does not disappoint me when it comes to reminding me.  And in the back of my mind, I do know all of this, it’s just all those dang control issues that I have and not wanting to let go of things.  I am not upset at where I am or where I have been.  I just feel that I should have done better in some aspects of my life that what I have. 

 I am completely okay with my job at the moment.   I am completely in love with my best friend and so glad that we have found each other, and stuck out the hard times (some way more hard than others), and decided that we do want to spend forever together.  That I would not change for the world.  I wish I made better decisions about school and what I wanted to be when I “grew up”. 

 I have had plenty of wonderful times in year 23…at the top – {getting engaged}; {watching my best friend become a mom, again}; meeting new friends; going to FL and the beach for the first time in many years (post still to come on that, promise!); working my butt off at the gym (now to work on my horrible eating habits); successfully worked two jobs and complete school classes at the same time; graduate from college, again; watch my future nephew grow from being a baby into a little boy; be a part of a music video; watch WJ graduate from college and start his big boy job; transition from a job that I really enjoyed to one that I totally love; and of course start this blog and {for the most part} stick with it and meet some pretty freakin awesome people along the way. :) 

So 23 wasn’t a bust – nor did I think it was – but I can only dream about how wonderful 24 will be. 
There were so many things that came and went, but yet so many wonderful great things still to happen and great memories yet to be made.   
I may not be so sure about this 24th year right now, but I am ready to see what all is in store for me.  
 It has been a great year and I will miss you, but it’s time to open new doors and windows and take 24 on like donkey kong!
 
 
 
Totally not my cake - googled image ;)


 What was your favorite age to turn? 
Which age did you dread?
 
 
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