Monday, September 26, 2011

Misc. Monday-- fall decor, football, & life lately...

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Hi Everyone,

I have a few new followers so that's pretty cool! Definately excited about that!! Spread the word about my blog! I'm up to 21 now and I'd love to have more! :) I promised to do a better job of update.. eh what am I saying, I always say that and somehow end up updating only once a week. Promise I'll do better! If any of you have suggestions on what you'd like to see from me on the blog feel free to let me know! You can ask questions, give suggestions.. anything really!

Moving on...
Well FALL has OFFICIALLY begun according to the calendar.. not so much according to the weather. Last week in the midlands it rained, and rained and rained & then rained some more. Seriously I was unaware that we had a "rainy season," although this past week has proven otherwise! I just knew at any minute Noah and his Ark were going to go floating by... seriously, it was THAT bad! Torrential down pours! In the mean time, while it was raining and I was living life not needing sunglasses, they broke. In my purse. Snapped right in half (the arm band) the part made out of plastic. Yes, these are indeed the same sunglasses I lost in TJ Maxx (ironically the store I bought them from) and then found, and was overjoyed, only to have them break a month and 1/2 later. Awesome. I tried to have them repaired... no such luck yet. :(

Since fall has finally graced us with it's presence... sorta, I made and put up my fall wreath! It turned out SO stinking cute! I have to admit, I kinda got the idea of using the different ribbons & the halloween ball ornaments from my BIG sis and good friend over at Grits and Giggles. Her halloween wreath looks amazing, & so does everyother crafty thing she gets her hands on! I'm a little jealous! :) Anywho! Here is my version! :)

I got most of the supplies at Michael's, the Dollar Store, Hancock Fabrics, & the candy corn accent came from Carolina Pottery last year. I had TOTALLY forgotton I even had the thing, found it and got all excited!

Besides decorating for fall I've been enjoying some football!! First off I just have to say how very proud I am of my CLEMSON tigers!! Such great wins the past 2 games! Up next VA Tech, I hope we beat them too!

Last Friday night I took in some Friday night lights at my high school!! So much fun! I always love going back but this season we have the best team we've had since I was a freshman.. that would be oh, 2001. Yep, we beat our rival for the first time in 11 years a couple weeks ago on their turf! What a sweet victory! I wasn't able to go to that game, but I wanted to see our boys in action, so I went Friday night! We won, can't remember the score, but the last quarter was unbelieveable! GO WILDCATS!!

Now, we've covered that I'm a Clemson fan, I was born and raised a Tiger... See?
Well.. this past weekend I went to my 3rd USC game EVER! A friend from work invited me to tailgate and go to the game for FREE! Couldn't really turn that down! Atleast I looked cute! But I need tickets to the Oct. 8 Clemson vs. Boston College game to redeem myself! If you know if any, please let me know!

Dress $6.49 from Ross, flower from Michael's, tie was made by me! :)

Me & Lisa! So much fun!
That's pretty much all of the "news" I have! Next weekend I'll be changing my closet from Summer to Autumn, and may do a blog post on cute outfits I want to put together this season with ideas I've gotten from Blogs, Pinterest, other people etc. Hope you have a great week!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Semi-Wordless Wednesday: MileyBelle Edition

Hi All!

It's been awhile since I've done a blog hop... can't keep up with blogging enough to hop! :) Anyways, I thought on this Semi-Wordless Wednesday I'd share a few pics of my 4-legged furry child! :)

Old pic-- Love her Scruffy Puppy Style

"Um seriously mom? Another Picture?"

She LOVES her ball!

Pillow stealer!

I don't even know how she got in this position!

My favorite picture of her!

This is how she feels about me when I take her to the Vet.

Love her Duck!

Always has to have that head propped on something!

Beach Schnauzer! :)


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Oh heyyy Fall..

Hi ya'll!

I know it's been nearly a week since an update. I'm so sorry I'm not good at updating, clearly my life is not exciting enough to update daily. :) I've been SUPER busy! When not working (which feels like takes up about 98.2% of my time) I'm babysitting, spending time with my family, keeping my house straight, facebooking via my iphone, on pinterest also via my iphone, or watching tv. I sometimes don't even turn on my computer! Anywhoodles.. here's an update of what's going on! :)

I nearly made myself sick/depressed watching all the 9.11.01 memorial saga on television. Thank you Dateline for a restless night of sleep Friday night. My heart breaks for those families and we will never forget, but after Friday night I had to stop watching the coverage. Too much for me to take!

Saturday after sleeping in late and trying to get over my horrible night of sleep, I got up and got ready to head over to Lancaster, SC to see a friend and sorority sister get hitched! It was a beauitful and sweet ceremony. Unfortunately, dummy me didn't whip out a camera or phone or nothing to take a picture, but her photog and her momma did so those will appear at some point! :) It was a beautiful day Saturday and I actually enjoyed the 90min ride jamming out to The Band Perry in the car there & back. Good chance to clear my mind!
I got home and finished watching the USC/GA game.. what a nail bitter. I wasn't exactly thrilled about the outcome, but if Clemson didn't get a pretty win against Wofford, then I'm glad USC's win wasn't pretty either!

Speaking of Football.. I'm going to go to Tailgate at the USC/Vandy game next weekend. I AM NOT a CAROLINA fan, I will NEVER be a Carolina fan, and it will KILL me to put on USC colors, BUT I enjoy a good time at a tailgate with a friend and will meet some people, so I'll PRETEND to like them for the day. That is it. I will have on orange somewhere, even if it's my underwear! ;)
I'm hoping to get a ticket to the Clemson/Boston College game in Oct. so if anybody has any leads on free/cheap tix holla! :)

SO! I think this week I'm most excited about this forcast! A high of 73 & partly to mostly cloudy! :) Saturday is going to be a perfect day to get stuff done around the house like, decorate for fall, plant some fall-like flowers in my front porch pot, watch football, potentially thrift store shop for some DIY crafts/sewing projects that have my interest on pinterest etc. It's been like 7 weeks since I've had a Saturday that wasn't devoted to doing something, going somewhere, or in generally not doing whatever the heck I want to do! :)

So in case you forgot or were unaware FALL is my FAVORITE season EVER! So I have changed my desktop background (from Lilly patterns, which is sad, but she'll be back in Spring) on my work computer to have some rotating fall images all day long for my viewing pleasure and I thought I'd share a few here! Love Love Love.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Remembrance, Reflection

I'm going to go ahead and forewarn you that this is going to be a wordy post and semi-serious. I don't want to be a Debbie Downer, but I just have somethings on my heart and mind I'd like to share. So if you don't feel like reading something that will make you think and reflect yourself, stop now and come back towards the end of the week for a happier post! :)

First of all, on Saturday I learned that a girl I went to high school with was killed tragically in a car accident. While I didn't know her well, she was a year below me, and our paths only crossed briefly during a year in band together, it is so sad to see a young life cut so short. I have just been thinking ever since how easily it could have been one of my close friends. I can't imagine losing someone I care about that is so young. I know it will be sad when each of my grandmothers pass, but they will have lived a long life with great memories and lasting impressions on their children and grandchildren. This girl wasn't even married. She did have a boyfriend and my heart aches for him. As most of you know, I'm single, but I would hate to lose someone I had dated. I still speak semi-frequently with most of my ex's and it would be devastating to lose them as a friend/acquantance. Ever since I heard about this sad occurance my mind has been clouded with the thought that it would just be horrific to die (myself) or lose a close friend that is younger than 30. Not that 30 would be any better, but someone who is just getting started with their life. I'm in no way afraid of death, because I know I'll be going to a much better place, but I can only pray that the excitement of being in a better place would extinguish the sadness I presently feel that I would have missed out on so much in life, marriage, babies, extended family, vacations, careers, homes, etc. the list could go on. I am continually praying for her friends and family during this difficult time. It's just another occurance that reminds you how short life can truely be.

Source: via Morgan on Pinterest

Another occurance that reminds us of that is 9/11/2001. I can't believe it's been 10 years since that fatal day. I was a sophomore in high school, standing in front of my Spanish 2 class about to give an oral presentation I was not prepared for when another teacher came in and knelt down beside my teacher and told her the news. She then proceeded to tell us that something had happend at the WTC in NYC. When I got to my next class the teacher already had the television on, and we sat in our desks in Lexington, SC and watched the world change right before our eyes and we didn't even realize it. I remember watching the 2nd plane hit, the first building fall, people jumping, the second building fall, the crash into the pentagon, and the crash into the field in PA. I remember thinking wow this is really bad and sad, but it won't affect me b/c I live in SC, nothing like that happens here. How nieve of me to think it wouldn't affect me in some way. Ten years later I realize it's impacted every part of life today. Air travel is different, politics are different, relgion and culture were brought to the forefront, the economy is nearly belly up, thousands upon thousands of soliders have given their lives to protect our country. There are children who don't know what life was like before 9/11 or even what 9/11 was, it's now in the history books in classrooms for future generations to study. My children will ask me one day what it was, just like I ask my parents about Vietnam and other historical events that I wasn't alive for. On 9/11/2011, I will reflect and remember that day 10 years ago and all the people who died for our country as not only innocent victims but heros.

As my blog friends, take care. Live life like there is no tomorrow. :)

Source: via Morgan on Pinterest

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fashion Friday: What I'm Loving Lately

Hi All,

I can't believe it's been a month since I've hooked up with Kori for a Fashion Friday! This past month has just whizzed by.. seriously, where did August go? I can't believe September is HERE and this month is looking just as busy for me! By next weekend I will have been out of town 6 of the past 7 weekends & traveled approx. 1,365 miles in a car. Sometimes driving sometimes riding. Whew.. just thinking about that makes me tired. Don't get me wrong the trips have been fun, memorable and a change of scenery, but dang I'm ready to be home for a weekend so I can do some fall cleaning, decorating and crafting.

I'd also like to get ahold of my closet and do some rearranging/getting out/organizing my fall & dare I say winter wardrobe. What can I say I LOVE to play in my closet, mix and match outfit combos etc. It's kinda like therapy! :)

Here are 2 new additions to my wardrobe that I can't wait to wear when mother nature decides to take her thermometer and knock it down a bit! :)

this is a Gap dress, but mine is similar from TJMaxx for only $10!

Perfect Judith March Dress for the Office!

I also got a grey pencil skirt with ruffled pockets from Loft Outlet, oh my word I've already put a mustard colored short sleeve sweater with it.. beyond cute!! When I acutally wear it, I'll post a pic!

Now as for what I'm loving and would LOVE to put in my closet would be this!
This little beauty was found on my daily Lilly email! Now, if I could just find a spare $168!

I did manage to check 2 things off of my never ending "want list." Peacock earrings & brown boots!

I have a desire here lately... probably because I'm a little on the BROKE side, to go to the thrift store and see what I can find to UpCycle! Don't you just LOVE that word? I believe the source for that urge would be Pinterest. Here are a few items I've found there that I'd like to get from thrift store.

Find a cute tie that matches several things so I can accessorize and change up and outfit!

Old t-shirts/mans XL t-shirt so I can make some gameday dresses! GO TIGERS!
Source: via Morgan on Pinterest

Well... I guess that's it for me for Fashion Friday. Until next week.. have a good Holiday weekend! :)