Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Mother's Day and Birthday Edition

Telling time on his new analog watch
Birthday boy

Memo's birthday
Best Mom in the WORLD!!!
Mom, Beth (preg with Elyza), Me

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Whats in your purse?

I started reading The Small Things Blog a while back. To be honest, I found her on Pinterest. She has become very popular on there for her many hair tutorials. She is a professional hair stylist so her demos and pictures have been pinned a billion times. I love the feel and vibe of her blog so I check it daily often.

This week she is having a series of guest posts on "What's in your purse". I actually love this idea. A lot, to be honest. It's amazing what our purses, inside and out, say about us. Carrying a purse is one of the many reasons it's great to be a woman. It's not only a great accessory but it's awesomely functional when you pick the right one.

My favorite bag is the Coach Hobo I got for my 30th birthday. I had always wanted a REALLY nice bag and mentioned to my family that a combined effort for a Coach bag would be perfect and they did a fabulous job! I have even named her - Coco. She rides in the front passenger seat and NEVER touches the floor. Needless to say, I value this purse like a family member. Since then, I have acquired a few more Coach bags that I love and keep them in rotation as to not wear them completely out.

A few months ago, I ran into a friend that had a great large tote and asked her where she got it. She gave me this great website and I quickly fell in love. There are TONS of bags with great prices and quality. I was wanting a nice bright, colorful tote and was happy when I spotted a large turquoise bag. With a promotional code in hand, I bought it and was pleasantly surprised when it came a few days later and the quality was more than I had expected. I've carried this purse for 2 months straight and it goes with everything. It is roomy enough for all my necessities including my Nook as well as some things for the boy. So to tie this all back in to The Small Things Blog, I am going to share the craziness of my purse and tag a few friends so we can get a peak into their lives.

1. Bag of lipsticks, mirror, nail file and clippers, mascara
2. Wallet from Target
3. Sally Hansen Quick Dry and Essie Geranium Polish
4. Hayden's wallet
5. Check book
6. Random Easter egg
7. Chop sticks from Kroger. Not sure why I grab them when I use real ones at home
8. Clinique lip gloss and Liplicious lip gloss in lemonade (super tasty)
9. Earrings I wore yesterday and an extra iPhone cable
10. All of Hayden's gum - that kid LOVES gum
11. My Nook
12. Anthro and Target gift cards
13. Keys

To keep up the fun, I'm tagging some friends asking them to share and tag others! Jessica, Beth, Shelby,

Wordless Wednesday - Random Edition

HUGE metal donkey at Mel Tillis' old home in Ashland City

Sweet sweet little E

Working on a kata

How is this child almost 7?!?!



Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Parties and Pinterest

I'm in birthday party planning mode! Parties for little boys are a different kind of special. You get to use your creative brain to think outside the box especially when it's the 7th birthday and you've done the normal "kid" birthday themes. I've consulted Pinterest with little results. Maybe I'm not using the correct terms for searching, who knows. Any who, this year's party theme came to me while sitting on the deck watching Hayden and Codey (neighbor) playing in the backyard. Ding! Ding! Ding! I'm a little embarrassed it took me this long to realize that I just need to base the party around what he likes to do the most - Nerf guns, chasing, shooting, pretending to be in combat!

With this in mind, I went back to Pinterest to get some ideas for the execution of said party. While there, I came across some super cute things for the party and some super cute "just because" things. I'm holding out on sharing those things until his birthday so instead, I'm going to share some things that make me happy.

Since his birthday is on Mother's Day this year, this might be a fun surprise.

Obstacle course

Japanese Washi Tape
Cupcake Liners
Drake - The Motto
Something I'm trying to be better at doing.
Essie Geranium - THE perfect red nail polish for spring/summer. I can't stop looking at my nails :)

What fun or ridiculous things make you happy?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

From my rose bush
Self captioned
New Nerf gun
Clarksville Greenway

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday, Easter Version

Normally this would be  a "wordless" Wednesday post, I feel a little "wordy" today :)

This is sweet little lew lew with her bunny ears her momma bought her. I even love the tongue sticking out for effects.

On Saturday, we went to the church Easter Egg Hunt and was pleasantly surprised that it was sort of like a carnival with many activities for the kids and the egg hunt at the end. Before the egg hunt, the Youth Minister did a sweet little reminder of the reason for the season. It was super sweet to see all of the little kids answer his questions about Jesus. 

Bounce houses

Egg sling shot
Egg hunt

Sweet cousins after the egg hunt

Hayden and I in our Easter duds

In my effort to find a photo of  a "younger" self for Instagram, I came across this gem. This has to be Easter circa 1990 or close to. I absolutely LOVED this dress (I'm on the left and Beth is on the right). Mom made it for me for Easter. What I love so much is that this style has come back in. Surprised? Not really.

What does your past and present Easter fashion look like?

Wednesday, April 04, 2012