Friday, February 27, 2009

Perfect Strangers, Family Matters, Full House...

I remember when I couldn't wait for Fridays to come because of the TGIF lineup on ABC. Perfect Strangers, Family Matters, Full House, and I can't remember the last one..maybe Step-by-Step, Who's the Boss, or Growing Pains?? Anyways, watching these shows was definitely the cool thing to do, and you were even cooler when you had friends over to watch them with! O, how i miss those days. These days when I'm around on Friday nights, my show is 20/20. Loser, i know, but the stories just suck you in and leave you with questions until it ends.

My sweet friend Caroline is getting married tomorrow in Asheville and I will be doing her pictures. I'm very excited and can't wait to see the beautiful ceremony. She's going to lose it!:) Pray that there is a break in the rain tomorrow just for her! My friend Megan is going to be helping me out which is a big relief.

It's supposed to snow Sunday. I think this is the last chance for snow this year. I have my fingers crossed. If it does snow and you're stuck inside all day, here is a cool thing I found on Photojojo that you could do to pass the time while warming up from playing in the snow.

I also found a recipe that is worth trying out on a cold snowy day:)...
Brownie in a Mug
whisk together:
4 Tablespoons flour
4 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa
dash of salt

stir in:
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

microwave 1-1 1/2 minutes.
Let me know how it is!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

playing house

So lately I've been very anxious when it comes to having my own house and being able to decorate it. I'm not sure why I have the sudden urge, but I'm loving dreaming up ideas and color schemes. I came across this today and it was pretty accurate. My personal style was 43% Nantucket, 29% Rustic Revival, and 28% Cottage Chic.

I love the clean look- lots of whites and khakis with bright colors brought in through accessories. I also love taking old thrift items and giving them a new life with a new look. One of my favorite blogs is by an artist here in Greenville, SC who does just that. Check it out here. Until we have a house, we are loving living in a blessing of a place that my parents own. It's allowing us to save some money and let us grow up more slowly:)

Our Humble Abode I'm not sure why i like this picture so much... Benson is 40lbs now! You'd think he was my child the way I always put pictures of him on here...I guess he is for now:)

For a good read about Thankfulness..go's good stuff!

Friday, February 20, 2009

passion or j.o.b?

is what you are doing your passion or just a j.o.b? Sure, you have bad days where you don't want to be at work even if you are passionate about it, but if every day is a bad day, then that might be a sign that you're not passionate about what you are doing. I'm praying that with every lay off and let go, there comes an awakening inside that person. I'm praying that they find their true passion or go back to their passion that they may have traded for a bigger paycheck. It's not about the money and it never will be...Maybe Jesus is trying to drive His point home during these days.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

life verse

John 3:30.

look it up, you're more likely to remember it that way, and it's worth underlining.

Happy Thursday!

Friday, February 13, 2009

weekly review

to whomever (or whoever)? reads this, thought I would give a weekly review. May start doing it....weekly:)

Very fast week. They usually drag, but this one was's friday already?

Monday-I got to go running. I'm finding it hard to have time to workout and finding it easy to stay busy with anything other than working out...Once I'm finished, I'm so glad I did it and WANT to do it more often! I'm going to have to start getting up early and making time for it then. Hopefully start Monday! I made breakfast pizza for dinner. No recipe, just something I put together in my head. It was really good... pizza dough with eggs, cheese, bacon and sausage on top:) with grits as a side. mmmm. very easy and quick!

Tuesday-Had my dad help me start on my taxes. Turbo tax was very easy to understand...I highly recommend it! Got frustrated filling out my FAFSA application. It's enough to make you not want to go back to school!

Wednesday- Went to Fuse at NewSpring for the first time in more than a year. It's amazing how much it's grown and what God is doing there...unbelievable!

Thursday-I love Thursdays! It's dessert night at our house. We usually make or go get dessert to eat while we watch our favorite tv lineup. I'm not a huge TV watcher like my husband (I'm trying to slowly wean him off of it)...There's so many productive things you could be doing instead of watching tv!!...but on Thursdays from 8:30-10:00 I am watching Kath and Kim, the Office, and 30 Rock and enjoying every minute of it. This week I made a dessert from a recipe by Bakerella..Oreo Kisses! Mine didn't turn out quite this perfect...I will be delivering some of these to some special valentines:)

Friday-We are going to Outback tonight bc we have a giftcard from Jack's amazingly generous parents! *I found out this morning that my husband passed his LAST test to become a certified teacher! so proud of him! He is amazing with those kids and teaches them so much about integrity, perseverence, respect, etc. etc. I know these kids can see that he loves Jesus or at least that there's something intriguingly different about him.

Saturday- We are treating ourselves to a couple's massage. We've never had one, always wanted one, and were put through the torture on our honeymoon of seeing couples get them on covered huts on the beach (they were not in our budget). It's going to be nice to have someone rubbing our backs for more than 5 minutes at a time!

I leave you with some pictures of my second love. He was neutered this week:( We figured we would be safe b/c we're sure ALL the girl dogs will be all over him bc he's so just so cute:)








Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Jessica & Nate

Jessica and Nate's e-session was very laid back and just fun to do. I look forward to your wedding coming VERY soon!
a few favorites...