Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas...

Good Morning!!!! This morning, I found out I was the lucky winner of a $25 Stella and Dot gift credit from the lovely Callie Collins over at The Good Life.
If you don't already follow her blog, you definitely should! It's full of fun stuff from Pinterest finds and fashion to football and recipes. Now, Callie also happens to be a stylist for Stella and Dot. I've always seen cute items that others have from S&D, but haven't really gotten a chance to check it out myself. Well, this morning when I got the notice that I was a {WINNER}, you better bet I was browsing that website like nobody's business!!! Let me tell y'all, they had some pretty cute stuff! Hello? Christmas GIFTS!!! Since Callie was so sweet to host the giveaway, I thought I would share some of my favorite things from her Stella and Dot Store here on my blog for my 3 readers all of you out there.

I just think this necklace is beautiful!!

I love layering bracelets, and these would be PERFECT!

I may or may not have gotten these for someone on my Christmas list.

I love, love, love a basic "go with everything" earring. These are perfect, and the price isn't bad either!

These are just pretty!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Everyone head on over to Kendall Boggs Fine Arts and Crafts to check out the Christmas Giveaway of her "White Angels" 15 x 30 painting worth $425!!!! If nothing else, just follow her blog. She is an amazing artist and such an interesting person. Seriously one of my favorite blogs to read!! Hope everyone has a happy Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Photo Dump

I always internally blame my lack of blogging on the fact that I haven't had a good camera in a while. Well, I still don't have a good camera, but I do have one that snaps photos. Here are some of the recent things that have been going on lately...

We went to the State vs. Texas A&M game and had so much fun!! All of my Phi Mu best friends and I did a tailgate, and I'm really hoping this becomes a tradition for at least one game each year. I had so much fun just getting to hang out with these girls at the place where most of us first met. Plus, I had a pretty cute date, too!

Not sure what that strand of hair was, but it photo bombed all my pics!
Group pic...

A couple of weeks ago, we took a trip to the coast, and I got to meet Justin's only living grandmother and some of his other family at a wedding. We stayed with his grandmother, and she was the sweetest host. I felt so welcome in her home, and even came away with a recipe for her cornbread dressing and a garlic press from her kitchen. My favorite part, though was getting to see so many cute pictures of Justin and his brothers growing up.

Last week, I got to enjoy lunch with some of my best friends and one sweet, handsome little boy. My friends were also so sweet to bring my Campbell's bakery treats to celebrate my bday!

We celebrated my actual birthday with dinner at Sombra with some friends and had an absolute blast!

All of the girls together...

Nasty Picture Alert!
In the last bit of news, Justin has killed 2 deer this season!! I'm not the hugest fan of killing animals (even though I do eat them), but this truly makes him happy, y'all! And you know what they say, "Happy Future Hubby, Happy Life." That is what they say, right??

Don't I look thrilled to be the one who got elected to hold the horns up on this one for the picture!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Happy Halloween!!!!

From Pocahontas and the Chief!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Source: via Meagan on Pinterest

I've been trying to keep my few blog posts lately pretty upbeat in order to salvage any readers I have left, but forgiveness is something that's really been weighing on my mind lately. I've really been struggling to forgive some people that have hurt me. I just haven't been able to figure out what I need to do to get my mind in the right place for it. All that to say that yesterday I ran across a Facebook status that listed Mark 11:25 with the caption, "Forgive even when they're not sorry." I looked up the verse, and it really gave me so much peace. And you know what, once my mind was a little clearer I was able to think a little deeper into it.

Here I am sitting around struggling with forgiving when I need forgiveness daily from God and others in my life. Here I am thinking about how someone else has wronged me, but not willing to look in the mirror and realize that I'm not perfect either. What a wakeup call! I shared the the verse with a group of my friends, and one of them told me about a priest who compared holding on to grudges and not forgiving to taking poison and expecting the other person to die. How true is that?? Forgiveness is a gift you can give yourself, even if you're not ready to gift the other person yet.

That's just something I really needed to hear and thought I'd share in case anyone else needed it too.

Our photographer posted a preview of the engagement pics, so I'll leave you with that for purpose of recording on here. Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Engagement Shoot...

We had engagement pictures made this weekend with Erin Coker of Erin C Photography. She is amazing, y'all! Not only does she take fabulous pictures, but she makes you so comfortable while doing it. I know Justin was sort of dreading not looking forward to standing around and posing for pictures all day long, but he did such a great job. We laughed a lot when trying to be serious, but I think that turned out ok too. Our sweet, sweet friends Whitney and Michael were so amazing and offered their farm for us to take pictures at, and it was BEAUTIFUL! There were cotton fields, an old church, train tracks, a cute office with old signs, a beautiful yard and much, much more. It was exactly what I was looking for when thinking about these pictures. I absolutely cannot wait to see the edited pics!! In the meantime, here is one that Erin took of her camera and posted on Facebook yesterday.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!!


Monday, July 9, 2012


First, I realize this has turned into a wedding blog. I know, I know!! It's probably a little obnoxious annoying. My only defense is to tell you that I just want to make sure I'm documenting everything. And hey, at least I'm doing it on here where people have free choice to click the link, instead of my Facebook page. Does that make it any better???


Wedding planning has been really fun so far. I have to admit, I've been planning this wedding in my head for a while now, but just now getting to solidify details. It hasn't really been stressful yet, and I'm really thankful for that! So here's a list of things that have been done so far.

Wedding Party Selection
Bridesmaid's Dresses
Wedding Dress
Guest Gifts (Picked not Ordered)
Registry at Belk, Bed Bath and Beyond, Everyday Gourmet and Persnickety
My side's guest list

I feel proud like I've really accomplished a lot in a month, huh? Still a lot of little details to do. Next up, rentals and engagement pictures. I'll leave you with a pic of the location.

Can't wait for April 13, 2013 to get here!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Say Yes to the Dress!

This weekend, on June 16, 2012, I found a MY wedding dress. I wanted to document this moment, because I want to remember how I felt and how excited I was that day! I only tried on 3 dresses, and when I got to the one I picked, I just knew. Well, actually I knew once we put the sash with it. I felt like a bride immediately. It was the weirdest feeling, but I LOVED it!
Since I'm obviously not going to post the dress on here, here are some dresses that I think are pretty...

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!!


Friday, June 15, 2012


I'm soooo late on this post, but I wanted to make sure to document this time in my life. I'm so excited to share that one week ago, Justin and I got ENGAGED!! On June 8, 2012! I have never been more excited about anything. I'm so excited that I get to marry someone that I truly love and who loves and accepts me for exactly who I am. It's really the best feeling in the whole world. Here are some pics; and hopefully, I'll have some more updates on the planning as we go along. I'm challenging myself to blog more during our engagement, so I'll always have these memories documented.
I'm in love with my ring!! He did such a good job!
I had to post this pic, because Hudson was soooo excited for me!
Happy Friday Everyone!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Catchup Time

Wow! I haven't done a post since March 9th! I've been a blog slacker before, but never this bad. I honestly just can't ever think of anything to blog about! I guess I need to get a new camera spice up my life. So here are a few things that have happened lately.
We went to Riverfest a couple of weeks ago in Vicksburg with my brother, Zach and Mallory. Sooo glad we ended going because it was so much fun and I got to see Lindsey and Hunt.
By the way, Lindsey's design blog, Sugar Plums, has some cute new wreaths at great prices. Go by and check them out!!
Sorry for the blurry pic, but Myers had a program at school last week and it was sooooo sweet. I can't believe how big he is getting. He did such a great job singing all the songs.
Here he is with Harris afterwards.
I just love this pic that I stole from my mom's fb page. Just makes me smile every time I see it!
Over the weekend, we got to watch Trey and Morgan Stokes get married. It was such a beautiful wedding, and we had such a great time!

Here we are before heading to Belzoni for the festivities.

Hope everyone has a happy hump day!!

Friday, March 9, 2012


First, I want to thank everyone who entered the giveaway for the Colossal Carrot!! I honestly wanted everyone to be able to win, but there could be only one. That lucky one is commenter number 5!
Ashley Garner
Congrats Ashley!!! Email me at or Facebook me, so we can arrange delivery!!
I feel like the real winner here is Sugar Plums for all the love that all of you showed this week!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


This is how I spent my Saturday...
Just hanging out with my two favorite little boys! Oh, and helping plan my highschool reunion. Am I really old enough for that??
Don't forget to enter the giveaway for the Colossal Carrot by tomorrow at 5:00!!
While you wait to see the winner, check out this cute St. Patty's Day Door Swag from Sugar Plums (makers of the Colossal Carrot)!

Happy Hump Day Everyone!!!

Monday, March 5, 2012


I am soooooo excited to be able to do this giveaway today for any readers I may have out there!!!
You may have heard me mention my friend, Lindsey, of Sugar Plum Designs on the blog before. She is so talented!! She makes wreaths, centerpieces, door hangers, etc. that are super super cute and affordable. Since she is planning on branching out very soon to furniture distressing and some other projects, she had decided to let me do a giveaway of one of her cute door hangers.
Just in time for Easter and Spring, she is giving away this adorable Colossal Carrot! What a great way to lure the Easter Bunny to your house!!!
How cute is that????
Now, let's talk about how you can enter to win this carrot!
Mandatory Entry:
  • Like Sugar Plums on Facebook and leave me a comment letting me know that you did.
Additional Entries:
  • Follow the Sugar Plums Blog and leave a comment letting me know you did.
  • Facebook about this giveaway and leave a comment letting me know you did.
  • Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment letting me know you did.
  • Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment letting me know you did.
  • Let us know your favorite item on the Sugar Plums blog or Facebook page.
Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. Also, make sure you leave some way for me to contact you if you win!!

Update: Make sure you comment here on the blog, not on the Facebook link!!

The giveaway ends Thursday at 5:00 p.m. Central time, and the winner will be chosen by random number generator and announced on the blog on Friday morning!!

Good Luck Everyone!!!!