Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Year's Resolutions!

The past few years I haven't made any resolutions but for some reason there is so much I want to accomplish this year so I'm making a list!

1. Read my devotion everyday
2. Learn to Crochet
3. Make sure I give out birthday cards this year
4. Cook at least one recipe a month from my new Paula Deen Cookbook
5. Work on couponing more
6. Blog more
7. Take more pictures
8. Accomplish all of my resolutions

I probably have more resolutions that I just can't think of right now!
2011 was a rough year for us and I can't wait to start a fresh and brand new year! I hope each one of you have a terrific new year! What are some of your New Year's resolutions?

P.S. If you missed my Christmas post it's below this one!

Christmas 2011

We had a wonderful Christmas this year! On Thursday night before Christmas Heath and I opened our gifts to each other. We never seem to have time on Christmas day so we just decided to do it when we want to! I got him a gun and he got me the new KINDLE FIRE!! I love it!

Excuse the terrible picture :(

Christmas Eve was spent at my in-laws! I have no pictures to post because all of my pictures have the new children they are adopting in them and they can't be posted until after they are officially adopted. Anyway, I got a laminator, which I really wanted so I can laminate things for my piano students. Heath got some thermal underwear and we each got a stocking filled with candy! We definitely enjoyed watching the kids open all of their presents.

Christmas morning we went to my parents for breakfast and to open gifts there. I got clothes, a case for my new kindle, Paula Deen Cookbook, a case that will play music from my IPhone, and we each got season passes to Silver Dollar City in Branson! Heath got a coffee pot that's like the Kuerig coffee pots, some coffee for it, pajamas, and the IPhone thing too! We had a wonderful morning.

After Christmas at my parents we headed to our church where we do Christmas with my Mom's aunt's and uncles. We eat lunch and play dirty Santa! This year I finally got these crochet angels that my Aunt Mildred makes! They are the gift everyone wants!

After that we headed to Heath's Grandparents! I always enjoy spending time with Heath's grandparents since I no longer have any that are alive.

We managed to make it home around 6 and then a couple of our friends came over for a little while and we played Phase 10!

Holli with all of her Christmas presents!

A few of my gifts!

The Angels my Aunt Mildred makes!

All in all it was a wonderful Christmas! I always enjoy being around our families!

Friday, December 23, 2011


I haven't posted since before Thanksgiving! How terrible of me! I hope I still have some loyal followers! A lot has been going on! I decorated my house for Christmas and I was going to post pics of all my decorations but just decided on the Christmas tree and stockings since I've waited so late!
I have some exciting news! I'm going to be an Aunt! My brother and sis-in-law are expecting a baby! I'm so excited for them! Also, my Husband is getting 3 new siblings! His parents are adopting 3 children and they are just terrific!

As you can see I've been pretty busy! Since I most likely won't be blogging again until after Christmas I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thankful Days 22-23!

Day 22- I am thankful I have a job! So many these days are not so lucky!

Day 23- I'm thankful tomorrow is Thanksgiving!! I can't wait to eat all that yummy food, spend time with family, and watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade!! It's always a good day!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thankful Day 21!!

Today I am thankful for my piano students! I just love teaching every one of them and it's always exciting! I always look forward to piano days!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thankful Days 19-20!!

Day 19- today I am thankful to be a football fan! I love that the Hubby and I can watch games together! I'm also thankful that Arkansas will most likely be ranked #3 in the poll!! Yay!!! I love my Hogs!!!

Day 20- I'm thankful that this week will be a short week! I can't wait for all that yummy thanksgiving food! We get to have thanksgiving with my family on Thursday and Heath's family on Saturday!! I love all of our family!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thankful Days 16-18!!

I got a little behind so now I have to play catch up!

Day 16- I'm thankful for the Internet! I love being able to be connected to family and friends that don't live close to me! It's nice to be able to still see and catch up with them!

Day 17- I'm thankful for the ability to coupon and get great deals! I know some people think couponing is a waste of time and only crazy people coupon but I can tell you not all of us are crazy and you can get some good deals using coupons!

Day 18- I'm thankful it's the weekend!! It's been a rough week and I'm thankful it's Friday and hoping for a good weekend!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thankful Day 15!

Today I am thankful for rainboots and jackets!! It has been pouring here today and since I had to get out for work I'm thankful I had rainboots, an umbrella, and a jacket to keep me dry! I would have been soaked otherwise!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thankful Day 14!

Today I am thankful for all of my wonderful Blog Readers! I'm so happy you enjoy reading my blog as I enjoy reading your's as well! I hope I don't bore you too much! Thank you all for reading and I hope you are all doing wonderful! :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thankful for the Weekend! Day 13!

Today I am thankful for a great weekend! We had a great weekend and I'm so thankful that I get to experience such great weekends!

Saturday I competed in a Pageant just for fun! HAHA! It was pretty fun to get all dressed up! I won Most Beautiful Hair, Most Beautiful Smile, and 1st Alternate. I got 3 sashes, a snowflake necklace, and a crown.

That evening the Hubby killed a deer!! YAY!! He didn't take any pictures so I have none to post
:( I'm so happy for him that he killed one! It's been a few years since he has and I can't wait to eat some deer meat YUM!!

So while the Hubby was hauling in his deer and getting it ready to be processed I was home watching the Razorbacks beat Tennessee with Holli!

I'm so glad my Hogs won this weekend! Love my Razorbacks!!

After the Hubby got in we headed to my Brother and my Sister-in-Law's to play some games and hang out! It was great to spend time with them! My brother works weird days so we don't get to get together too often.

Today, I sang the Star Spangled Banner at church to honor all of our Veteran's. I then spent the afternoon cutting out coupons and relaxing until time to leave for the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Class I am taking. Unfortunately, Hubby had to head back to work today :(

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and have an even better week!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thankful Day 12!

Today I am thankful for my car! I may complain about my car but at least it has gotten me where I want to go and continues to even with all the problems it has! I'm very blessed to have the privilege to have a vehicle where as some are not so lucky!

I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thankful Day 11!

I have just downloaded Blogger for my phone so I'm not quite sure this is working correctly! I hope so!

On today 11-11-11, I am thankful for all Veterans! Anyone who has served, is currently serving, or anyone who will serve in the future! Without you our country would not be what we are today! So today on Veterans Day I want to say Thank You for making huge sacrifices daily!

Also, I would like to ask my blogger friends to please say a prayer for some special people today! A woman in our church is having brain surgery right now so I ask that you say a prayer for her and continue to pray as she has a long journey ahead of her! Thank you!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankful Day 10!

Today I am thankful for music!

I am so blessed to have the ability to sing and to teach piano. I just love everything about music. Third to family and God music is definitely one of the most important things in my life! I wouldn't be who I am without it!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thankful Day 9!

Today I'm thankful for my wonderful friends! I love all of my girls and am so thankful they are in my life!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thankful Days 6-8!

I hope you aren't getting tired of my thankful posts! I just think it's good to think about what you have to be thankful for instead of what you don't have.

Day 6- I am thankful for my church family! They are an incredible bunch of people and I'm so blessed to be a part of it.

Day 7 - I'm thankful for a house. I'm so thankful we have a place to call home and a roof over our head!

Day 8 - I'm thankful to live in America where I can freely do things like go to church. We may complain but we do have it a whole lot better then other places.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thankful Day 5!

Today I am thankful to be a Hog fan! Whether we win or lose today's game I'm still a Razorback fan. I love being able to cheer on a team with my Hubby, family, friends, and most of the state of Arkansas. It's so much fun to be a Hog fan! GO HOGS!

P.S. I didn't make these cupcakes I copied this picture from pinterest!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thankful Day 2-4

I kind of got a little behind! My best friend had this beatiful baby boy on Wednesday and since I was at the hospital all day it through my blogging off! Thats ok though I would much rather have been there!

So I'm starting with Day 2 to get caught back up! Day 2 I'm thankful for my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I have had quite a few months and am so thankful that he has been by my side through it all and that I know he is always there no matter what.

Day 3 I'm thankful for my sweet puppy Holli! She's my partner in crime and always there to snuggle with!

Day 4 I'm thankful for my Mom! I know without a doubt she is always here when I need her and without her I wouldn't be who I am today!

Now I am all caught up! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thankful Day 1!

In honor of this month being having Thanksgiving and being all about thankfulness I have decided to post something I'm thankful for everyday! So today I am thankful for my fabulous Husband!

He's the absolute best! He works hard, makes me laugh, and is always there when I need. I love him so much and I'm so thankful he is in my life!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Race For The Cure 2011

Saturday I walked in the Race for the Cure with my church. It was our 3rd year to walk and as always it was a lot of fun. Our team was 8th in the churches that raised the most money. We were pretty excited to have achieved that goal!

Our team!

Back of our shirts!

My Mom and I!

Jennifer, My cousin Tiffany, and Me!

I love that I can do something for such a great cause. I'm so thankful to be able to be a part of this.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Getaway Weekend!!

This past weekend we took a trip down to Tunica, Mississippi. It was soo nice to get away for a day and just relax. We went because my bestest friend just turned 21 and this was where she wanted to go for her birthday.

Hubby and I!

The Birthday Girl! Me and Emily!

We had so much fun and I can't wait until we can get away again.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Oh Long Lost Blog!

September turned out to be a not so good month for us so I wasn't able to blog much. October seems to be looking better so far! I hope to do some updating on this little blog. It's kind of getting boring and I think it's time for a change. I just wanted to post a quick note to say that I'm still alive and I hope you are still reading. Hopefully things will change and I can post more. I hope you are all doing well and be looking for some changes around here!

Sunday, September 18, 2011


It's been pretty rainy all weekend! Friday night the Hubby and I stayed home and relaxed. Saturday night we watched the Razorback game at our house with a couple of friends and of course my sweet girl!
She was sleepy! HAHA! Today I haven't had a very good day! This morning was church and we had a fundraiser for our Race for the Cure team! We did really good and raised over $400. This evening I had financial peace class and the Hubby had to go back to work :( I'm thinking it's going to be a busy week! Hopefully it will be a good one though!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Go Hogs Go!

Last weekend we went to the Razorback game in Little Rock. It was a lot of fun! We didn't actually go to the game we just tailgated and ended up coming home to watch the game on tv. Here are some pictures from the day.

Normal picture!

Then we started having fun with the fish eye feature on the camera haha!
I have a giant head!

And here is a picture of me and the hubby!
I love it!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Sorry it's such a short post but it's time for bed haha!

Friday, September 9, 2011


YAY!! It's Friday! This week has flown by thanks to Monday being a holiday! I'm looking forward to this weekend! Tonight we will be gearing up for a full day of tailgating at the Razorback game tomorrow! I'm so excited I can't wait. So since I'm going tailgating I am definetly in the Razorback mood! I have found some adorable Razorback stuff on Pinterest. I wish I could have all of it! HAHA!

Aren't those boots incredible? I definetly think I need them! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Getting Caught Up!

Where have I been? I have been so busy and just haven't really felt much like blogging! When I do get on the computer most of my time is spent on Pinterest. I know it's very addicting. I also finished reading The Hunger Games! I loved it! It started a little slow but was soo good after you got a little ways in!

Today was a little cooler weather. It made me anxious for football, soup and chili, fall scentsy scents, snuggling under the blankets on the couch, and all the other fabulous things that come with fall! As long as it doesn't get too cold!

That's all I have for now! I hope you all have a great week!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

What I'm Playing Thursday


Gloriana- Wanna Take You Home

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood- Remind Me

Rodney Atkins - Take a Back Road

Thursday, August 11, 2011

What I'm Playing Thursday


I have recently started participating in What I'm Playing Thursday. I just love doing it! Go on over to and join the fun.

Country Must Be Country Wide- Brantley Gilbert

Fish- Craig Campbell

I Got You- Thompson Square

And because it's been raining all day!
Rain is A Good Think- Luke Bryan

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Not Again!?!

Oh no! I promised to blog more last week and didn't! YIKES! Why must I be so busy during the week! Maybe I will have more blogging time this week! I have lots to update you on, like my couponing! I hope you all have a wonderful week if you are even still reading! HAHA! Hopefully more blogging this week!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Where Have I Been !?!

I know I've been MIA lately! This past week was VBS at our church and my Mom and I were in charge of it so I didn't get a chance to blog. I should have more blogging opportunities this week though!

Saturday my Mom and I went and got pedicures! I just love my toes!!

I have officially become addicted to Pinterest! I don't have an account I just go on there and look lol! I love it though!

I found these adorable cupcakes that I just have to make for game days this season! GO HOGS!!!

For a little humor.....
Who's watching this week??

Anyway looks like I should be back to blogging! Thanks to all my wonderful followers for the comments!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Randoms!

It's been quite a rough week this week for me so I'm very glad that it's FRIDAY!! This is a very random post so just go with it lol!

This was my snack one day at work HAHA! I know it's super healthy right!?!

I absolutely love cucumbers! Apparently Holli does too! Everytime I peal them she is standing under me at the trash can waiting to catch some pealings! HAHA! Here she is with one!
Too funny!

I have been getting lots of free samples online of things! Here is a taste of what I get for free! I got this all today!
2 Martha Stewart Magazines
A Pandora Bracelet! (yes you read that right)
Nescafe coffee!
Glad Trash Bag
Black Widow Golf Grip for the Hubby!

I know it's amazing what you can get for free!
Have a terrific weekend and I will see you back here on Monday!