Sunday, November 29, 2009

First Sunday of Advent

Christmas time is really here and I can't believe it! This morning at church we lit the first candle of the Advent wreath. I love seeing the adorable young families read the scripture and light the candle together. It makes me warm inside.

I also spent all day decorating the house! I am super tired and need to get a good night's sleep for my big day tomorrow! Oh how I love Christmas!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Back on the Blog Bandwagon...

My sincere apologies...I am a total failure at blogging lately! I was asked over Thanksgiving if I had posted anything recently and it stressed me out...literally I could not go to sleep because I was saddened by my laziness.

Well a few things have come up since I have been away! First and most importantly, I am starting a new job on Monday! Since I am going to be taking a lot more hours starting Spring term, I can't have a full-time job so I really have not been looking for one. Well, I got a call to come and interview at this adorable little school for a Title 1 tutor position. Well she must have liked my spunk because I got the job! Starting Monday, I will go everyday from 7:39-11 or so and help with struggling 5th graders. Now yes some of these kiddos are bigger than me and I might have to refresh on my math skills, but I am really excited about being in the schools everyday! As we all know, I do not do well with downtime, so this added structure is going to be so welcomed. Hopefully I will have some good stories to share about my new 5th grade friends.

Today, we got home from a relaxing trip to OIB for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday, and it was a great one this year, just a bit stressful for me. With Christmas right around the corner, Mimi is in full gear in the kitchen. Of course, this creates anxiety for me, but I am going to just take one day at a time...

I can't wait to share pics of the tree we purchase this year...hopefully it will be taller than me this year!
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Practice Peace with Our Bodies

Even if you do not suffer from an eating disorder, this is an amazing method of staying present to our inner experiences. Cissy Brady-Rogers, a psychotherapist specializing in food and body conflicts, developed the idea of practicing peace with our bodies. This is a way to learn to fully inhabit, care for, appreciate, and enjoy the very flesh we have criticized, hated, feared, and punished. I truly believe that this can be a powerful means of connecting with our bodies and practicing mindfulness.

Mindfulness is rooted in Eastern meditation traditions. The Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh stated this:
"Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We don't have to travel far away to enjoy the blue sky. We don't have to leave our city or even our neighborhood to enjoy the eyes of a beautiful child. Even the air we breathe can be a source of joy. We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available."
I find that I constantly dwell on the negative aspects of my life and am never fully present. My motto..."tomorrow is a new day." But...why don't I tell myself that each minute is a new minute provided by God and should be glorified! Why do I not take the time to enjoy the blue sky? Just some food for thought...yes that was an intended pun (teehee).
Tonight I am going to practice mindfulness by concentrating on this very moment without concern for the past for the future.

Monday, November 16, 2009


"Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes"
-Ephesians 6:11

We must defend ourselves against the evil wrongdoings of the Devil by...
1. Focus on Jesus
2. Keep your relationships right-breastplate of righteousness
3. Get involved in service- boots of the gospel of peace
4. Keep trusting God in difficult times- shield of faith
5. Win the battle of the mind- helmet of salvation
6. Know your Bible- sword of the Spirit
Starting tomorrow, before I get out of bed in the mornings I will put on my armor to defend myself and fight the evil temptations that are placed in front of me to harm not just me anymore, but the ones who I am closest too.
Ponder that verse for a while...
*Special thanks to Nicky Gumble from Alpha!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Go Green in a Lilly kind-of Way

What could be more fun that helping out for a good cause, Lilly Pulitzer, and puffy dresses??!!?? Join in on the fun and donate to the Princess Project today!

Time for some reflection

Are you compulsively looking to the future? Are you always planning planning planning? Well I sure do and it makes us lose touch with the here and now. I often get discouraged and frustrated because my so called plans never seem to turn out exactly like I expect them too...Read on...
"Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes." -Matthew 6:34 MSG
Live one day at a time--While you can plan for tomorrow, you can't live it until it arrives. Most people spend so much time regretting the past and worrying about the future, they have not time to enjoy today!
So for now...I will not try to dwell on the mistakes I have made but enjoy this fall day curled up on the couch with Lola and a good movie (is it too early to watch Christmas movies??!!??)
*devotion written by Rick Warren

Saturday, November 7, 2009

What a Win!

Tonight I am in the best place to wear orange and lots of warm clothes. The Tigers killed the Seminoles with a 40 to 24 score! C-L-E-M-S-O-N!!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

What I am Reading...

I may not be planning a wedding or even have a special someone, but oh how I do love anything to do with flowers, frills, white dresses, and a reason to put bows on everything! I am reading Nora Robert's second book in her bride quartet series. Now if you are all for sappy romance novels and some lighthearted fun, I highly recommend this great read! Its so entertaining...
I am being far too lazy today and enjoying my good book!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Its been a while...

I'm back and guess what else is?!?!?! Lilly Pulitzer Originals!
The originals are back with classic prints and vintage styles. The collection is beautiful and is sure to get you ready for your winter getaway. I know Lilly brought this out just for me, because I have secretly wished I lived during the 60's soley due to their fabulous wardrobe!
What have been up too...
Well lots of family time and lots of school work. It seems that this "break" I have taken since college has made be quite the procastinator. I have a confession biggest reason for not blogging is lack of creativity! I really have had nothing I felt interesting to share. Life can get a little to dull at times.
I'm glad to be back in the swing of things. I am off to make my Lilly originals wish list. I hope Santa reads this...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Be Right Back

MY SINCERE APOLOGIES...I have had a bit of a loss of creativity and just not have the means to blog! Now it seems I have come down with a cold and so I am not feeling so hot. Don't give up on me, I will be back in no time! Happy Hump Day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tomorrow's the Day

running shoes...check
athletic apparel...check
a smile...check
running buddy...check
ability to run 5k....ahhhhhhh still not ready!

Tomorrow I meet my running buddy for Girls on the Run! I am super excited, but super nervous about my running ability (aka lack thereof). I was told that I would be partnered with walker/slow jogger so I am hoping they are going to stick to their word. I am thrilled to begin this new journey because if I can help encourage a young girl to have strong self-esteem and know the importance of a healthy lifestyle, it might eventually rub off on me. Why do I get so eager to help others escape from the disease, yet I can't seem to save myself????
Wish me luck tomorrow, many prayers needed!
Check out this Awesome Video!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Please Take Seriously

Did you know...
  • 81% of 10-year-olds are afraid of being fat?
  • 70 million people worldwide are suffering with eating disorders?
  • As many as 10 million females are suffering from anorexia or bulimia. That's more than are suffering from breast cancer.
  • More than 2/3 of women ages 18-25 would rather be mean or stupid than be fat and over 50% would rather be hit by a truck.
Let's End Fat Talk...

Fat Talk describes all of the statements made in everyday conversation that reinforce the thin ideal and contribute to women's dissatisfaction with their bodies. Examples of Fat Talk include: "I'm so fat," "Do I look fat in this?", "I need to lose 10 pounds" and "She's too fat to be wearing that swimsuit." Statements that are considered Fat Talk don't necessarily have to be negative; they can seem positive yet reinforce the need to be thin — "You look great! Have you lost weight?"
Join me in the cause this week. Email to your friends and family.
** stats and information found on

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Tears from Heaven

Today is a sad day for our family. My grandmother's dearest friend and a beloved favorite of mine lost her battle with cancer last night. She was a woman with style, grace, and an unbelievable faith. She is looking down on us now and is not suffering any longer. I am so thankful for all of her prayers and concern for me. Joby, you will truly be missed...

Friday, October 16, 2009

Christmas wish list...

Oh boy! Christmas is only two months away and the chill is in the air. This is usually about the time I get into the holiday spirit and secretly watch Miracle on 34th Street and want to pull out the decorations. I am thinking this year our family opt for a wintry vacation instead of gifts....


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Fat Talk Free" Week

Get ready gals..."Fat Talk Free" Week 2009 is coming up! During the week of October 19th-23rd, Tri-Delta and AED unite for my most passionate cause! The week is a body activism campaign that draws attention to body image issues and the damaging impact of the thin ideal on women in society.
Everyday I struggle with the image I see in the mirror. I want more than anything to promote positive body image and self-awareness to girls of all ages. Even though my poor self-image has had devastating effects on my life, I want to make a difference by putting an end to the "thin ideal" that is portrayed in the media, celebrities, and the pressures put on women to look a certain way.
Join me in the fight and pledge for if only one week only to end FAT TALK!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Tonight, my Mom and I had the most horrific encounter. Today we spent the day with our dear friend Tracy (you must attend Sew Simply Academy if ever in the Asheville area!) and on the way home while traveling down the saluda grade, I saw headlights coming straight at us! There was a car going south in the northbound lanes of interstate 26. God was looking out for us because luckily there was no car in the right hand lane so I was able to swerve without hitting traffic. My mom and I both almost were sick to our stomachs...
On the way home, I realized that only by the grace of God were my mother and I (and Lola too) alive. I also started thinking about how quickly our lives can be taken away. One minute we are laughing and singing to the radio, while the next minute it could disappear in an instant! We need to cherish each moment we spend with our family and friends. I am so thankful that we made it home safely and also grateful for moments that remind me to count my many blessings.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Blog BFF

Thank you thank you thank to The Company She Keeps for this adorable award and my very first tag! Da rules: List seven unknown things about you and pass the award on to seven bloggers. Be sure to tag them so they know and can share ... be Kreativ! So 7 unknown things about me hmmm...
1. I have about 10 different handwritings.
2. My four best friends and I are in the process of writing a book.
3. I attended a New Kids on the Block Concert at age 6.
4. I secretly want to be bigger and better than Martha Stewart.
5. I would wear my pj's all day everyday if I could.
6. I almost fainted when I met Joshua Jackson (aka Pacey from Dawson's Creek) in the 8th grade.
7. Secret Service Men escorted me to an ambulance while seeing George Bush in the 2nd grade.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Double Doozie

I'm back again today! I have to share what I just stumbled upon. Girls on the Run is an amazing non-profit organization for girls ages 8 to 13. The goal of the program is fewer adolescent pregnancies and eating disorders, less depression and suicide attempts, and fewer substance/alcohol abuse problems and confrontations with the juvenile justice system. The program encourages girls to develop self-respect, a positive body-image, and a healthy lifestyle. Even though I am a little out of the age range, sign me up! Next event in Spartanburg is November 14th at Converse at 10am. Who wants to run with me?

A little about me...

Ok so I am a closet grandma if you didn't already know. I love love love to knit, I go to bed early, rise at the crack of dawn, and lastly thoroughly enjoy wrapping up in my snuggie with a cup of hot tea! Oh the little things that make us smile...

This is my newest project! A winter white scarf!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Birthday Girl

Today my dearest sissy turns 31! I am so glad its her and not me...I still have 6 more years till then...
Happy Happy Day Sissy! I love you!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Wedding Bells

The Wedding was absolutely beautiful! I didn't catch the bouquet but I took it and ran...I need all the help I can get in finding Mr. Right out there! It was so nice to be with friends and family for a fab occasion!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Beach Bound

In the AM I will be heading to this beautiful location (Jekyll Island) for a destination wedding. I am so in need of friends, fun times, and a getaway! I will be sure to take lots of pics of the beautiful bride and friends!
Until Sunday,

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hoping all will be well...

"All Will Be Well" by Gabe Dixon Band
The new day dawns
And I am practicing my purpose once again
It is fresh and it is fruitful if I win
But if I lose
Ooh, I don't know.
I'll be tired but I will turn and I will go
Only guessing till I get there then I'll know
Oh, I will know

All the children walking home past the factories
Can see the light that's shining in my window as I write this song to you
And all the cars running fast along the interstate
Can feel the love that radiates, illuminating what I know is true

All will be well
Even after all the promises you've broken to yourself
All will be well
You can ask me how but only time will tell

The winter's cold
But the snow still lightly settles on the trees
And a mess is still a moment I can seize until I know
That all will be well
Even though sometimes this is hard to tell
And the fight is just as frustrating as hell
All will be well

All the children walking home past the factories
Can see the light that's shining in my window as I write this song to you
And all the cars running fast along the interstate
Can feel the love that radiates, illuminating what I know is true

All will be well
Even after all the promises you've broken to yourself
All will be well
You can ask me how but only time will tell

Keep it up and don't give up and chase your dreams
And you will find
All in time

All the children walking home past the factories
Can see the light that's shining in my window as I write this song to you
And all the cars running fast along the interstate
Can feel the love that radiates, illuminating what I know is true

All will be well
Even after all the promises you've broken to yourself
All will be well
You can ask me how but only time will tell
All will be well
Even after all the promises you've broken to yourself
All will be well
You can ask me how but only time will tell.
You can ask me how but only time will tell.

Thanks for sharing the album sissy...I love you!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I want to be 5 Again...

Ok, so I'll admit the best mixer in college was probably the halloween one. What is more fun than being 20 years old and dressing up in costumes?!?!? Best Halloween ever=fulfilling my lifetime dream of being a ballerina!
Now...I need to find a reason to dress up this year because if I was 5 this is totally what I would be! HOW CUTE!?!?!
What do you want to be this year??

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tickets for Sale!

Tis the Season! Did you know that Christmas is less than 3 months away now?!?!? The Junior League is hosting their 21st Annual Santa Shoppe on November 13- November 15th! Shop 'til you drop, featuring over 60 specialty merchants and boutiques at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.
Lots of tickets to sale,

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall is in the air!

Who else is sick of 90 degree weather?? I AM! I am ready for fall leaves, pumpkins, and trick-or-treaters!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Call me Wikipedia

"Providence"= the divine governance whereby all possible events are woven into a coherent pattern and all possible developments are shaped to accomplish the divinely instituted goal.

The key part of the word providence is the verb provide. God is always working behind the scenes in the events of our lives to provide us with something. He is working UPSTREAM.

Boy do I need to reflect on this after the day I have had. Lets just say by 9am I was sitting in the nurse's office with my head busted open and ice pack. God does work in mysterious ways to knock some sense into me.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Guilty Pleasures

Yes I have another addiction...this one is far less harmful..its to TV! I have always loved loved loved television. Unfortunately nothing these days compares to Friends, Dawson's Creek, or 90210. The new fall season was kicked off last night with Dancing with the stars (yes I will admit I am a fan) and I can't wait to see this newby with Courtney Cox tomorrow...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Meet Sulli

This is the newest member of our family...Sullivan Paige McClure. She is precious and 2 months old today!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


My sincere seems as though I have been MIA these past couple of days. So what have I been up too?? Well yesterday I cheered on the Tigers in Clemson. Unfortunately it was a complete WASHOUT and didn't get to chit chat with all my dear friends, but I did get to see a few and we managed to win. I must admit as the years go by (well only 2 for now) it gets stranger and stranger to go to Clemson and not be a student. I walk around the campus and look for familiar faces only to see strangers who are in the midst of one of the happiest times I have thus experienced. Part of me is really jealous and I too wish I could go back to the sorority life and carefree days. Things are so much different now and we have all had to grow up and move on to what do they call it...bigger and better things?? Well they can speak for themselves, but I am still on my journey to find those bigger and better things.
Back to my weekend...I am currently in Darlington, SC (ever heard of it?) and I am meeting my 2 month old baby cousin for the first time. She is oh so precious and feel asleep in my arms tonight! Be on the lookout for a cute pic tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Looking to the Future

I had my first night of my new Alpha course tonight. Its so funny how when something is heavily on your mind and then you are reminded of the same topic just in everyday life. I am always trying to live in the moment, but I must admit its rather difficult for me...I often find I do not like the moment I am in. My friends and I have to remind ourselves this constantly!!! Well...tonight at Alpha, the video reminded me that I am always looking to the future and never quite satisfied with the here and now. For example, this entire week I have been just thinking about the upcoming weekend going to Clemson and then meeting my new baby cousin on Sunday. Other times I find myself going through challenges and if I just remind myself that at this very moment "I am ok" I usually can get through it. Why don't we enjoy every minute that we have on this earth? Our time here is so limited and precious that I want to be able to not always say to myself "well tomorrow is another day and I will start over then." Its so frustrating!! Hopefully, Alpha will be helpful in teaching me this and showing me how only God can completely satisfy and fulfill me.
Off to enjoy this moment...AKA watching Bravo,

Monday, September 14, 2009


Any minute now the UPS man is supposed to be bringing me my new inspirational read. Jenni Schaefer is an amazing role model and has recently come out with a second book. I have read her first, Life without Ed, probably 10 times. I'll let you know what I think about Goodbye Ed, Hello Me!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New Blog!

It seems I have started a trend...Oh how excited I am to announce that one of my dearest friends has started her own blog! Shes embarked on another adventure and this time its to Culinary School in Boston. She never ceases to amaze me! Meet Molly at Molly's Morsels!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Grounding Techniques

Grounding Skills are tools that can help us to stay focused on the moment. They can help us to re-connect with the reality around us when our mind has jumped to thinking about the past, our biggest fears, the size of our thighs, or planning our next binge/purge session.

The Process:

First step: Awareness When you notice that your thoughts have drifted away from what’s going on in the moment, stop. When you find yourself analyzing whether you ate too much or whether you’re a worthwhile human being, recognize that you’ve lost touch with what’s happening around you. Remind yourself that you are in the present. Take an inventory of exactly what is going on around you. Take deep breaths and try to relax your muscles.

Second Step: Identify the Feeling This is a step that tends to frustrate any person with an eating disorder. After all, we’re either “fine” or “not fine”, right? For this reason, some people find it helpful to use a list of feeling words. (Go to for a list you can use). Identify any words that seem to “fit” with what you’re currently feeling.

Third Step: What does this remind me of? Ask yourself what comes to mind when you think of past situations where you might have felt similar feelings. Don’t think too deeply about those situations for now—just make a note of what pops into your head (either a mental note, or writing a note on paper). What sounds, sights, sensations, people, conversation topics, or thoughts are you experiencing now that were similar back then? You can reflect on those situations more at your next therapy session, or when you’re in a good place to really focus on dealing with those feelings. For now, the goal is to get your mind back in the present moment so you can continue what you were doing before you got triggered. If some aspect of your current situation is alerting you to a danger that you’ve faced in the past, then begin planning to take action to protect yourself. Don’t ignore your instincts. However, if the current situation is NOT dangerous, and you’re simply finding yourself ruminating about internal fears or past hurts, focus on reminding yourself that the current moment is safe, and that those fears don’t need to block out what’s happening now.

Fourth Step: Re-Ground your thoughts to the current moment

***Taken from the Joy Project

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Having a bad or drab day? Please check this out...JibJab sure made me laugh today!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I am off to my first Junior League meeting of the year tonight. I am very excited about my placement this year. The COLORS art studio provides the opportunity for low income youth in Spartanburg County to receive professional art instruction free of charge! This is an amazing organization for the league to support and goes hand in hand with my passion for the arts. The painting above is by my favorite artist, Sally Benedict of Charleston, SC. I am fortunate enough to have only a small piece of her amazing collection. More is to come as I begin my volunteer work next week at colors.
Grabbing a box of crayolas,

Monday, September 7, 2009


"I have chosen the way of truth; I have set Your ordinances before me."- Psalm 119:30

In Betty Moore's devotional book Breaking Free Day by Day, September 7 states this:
Sometimes we're very aware of tolerating or even fueling a lie. Other times, we are caught in such a web that we can no longer see ourselves or our situations with any sense of accuracy. It's not always clear when we're being deceived, but one sure sign is when we ourselves are beginning to deceive. All you have to do to locate Satan in any situation is to look for the lie. How do we recognize a lie? Anything that we are believing or acting on that is contrary to what the truth of God's word says about u is a lie.

Today I am asking for forgiveness for the pain and hurt I have caused someone. Lies are deceitful and only cause harm to yourself and others. I am so thankful for today's devotion and for the ways in which God works by providing us with all of the answers to our many questions.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Last night I had the pleasure of going to see Taylor Swift in concert! It was so much fun and she put on a great show! She is absolutely adorable and so energetic. We had a great time singing along her as with the entire sold out arena! What a fun night!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

First Day Jitters!

New Pink Notebook...Check
Notebook Paper...Check
New Pencils...Check
New Pens...Check
Oh how excited I am about my first day of classes! Today I begin my journey through Graduate School. I am preparing to get my masters in teaching elementary education. Now...I do not have the nerves that I used to get in elementary school. The first day of school was always so exciting, partly because I always made sure to have a new outfit ready for the day.
Too bad I am a little old for this bookbag...
Wish me luck!
Miss Edwards

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Worry Warts

I don't know about you, but I come from a long line of worry warts. I think it goes back to my great-great-great-great-grandmother. My mother, sister, and I (the two of them more so than me) tend to over-dramatize things and find ourselves constantly worrying. When you sit down and think about it, worrying does absolutely nothing but only makes your situation feel worse. Instead when we find ourselves worrying we should turn to God and put our fears and concerns in his hands. I know I know...much easier said than done, but I truly believe that if we turn to God in times of trouble instead of over-reacting, we can find the good out of any situation. I need to remind myself this everyday and remember to "take one moment at a time" because at this very moment I am OK!
“So don’t be anxious about tomorrow. God will take care of your tomorrow too. Live one day at a time” (Matthew 6:34 LB).

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Since you have met a few of my dearest friends, I have to introduce you to my BESTEST of all sister! She is the most talented and fabulous interior designer in Charleston. Visit her soon to be website at I miss you!

Monday, August 31, 2009


Fight Tigers Fight Tigers...FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!
Yay for football season! Clemson's first home game vs. Middle Tennessee is this Saturday! Oh how I do love going to football games for tailgating and being with good friends dressed in orange! Unfortunately I will be in class all day so please cheer them on for me!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

My Bestest

After a rough couple of days, I am longing to be with my girls and on one of our fabulous getaways. We have so much fun together and they truly understand everything that I am going through and give 100% support.

Its time to start planning our next adventure...where should we go this time??

This is from our fabulous trip to the Nation's Capital over 4th of July!
Buddy couldn't go on that trip and I have to include we are!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cry for Help

The Psalmist wrote, "In the day of my trouble I call on you, for you will answer me."
-Psalm 86:7
In need of prayers and support...

Friday, August 28, 2009


Can I just say how much I miss working at Kate Spade and my superb discount. Did I also mention that we received a shoe allowance!!?? Yes thats right every season we got two pairs of shoes for FREE! Working at Kate Spade and living in Atlanta was one minor blurb in my journey. It was only a few months and rather interesting. Lets just say we learn from our mistakes...

However, I do covet these super fabulous pumps!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

How cute??!!

Lola has the cutest new accessory! I stumbled upon the best website for dogs. Please check out Mimi Green's adorable creations!
Puppy Love,

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The "F" Word

In our household the "F" word is different than what you think it might be. Unfortunately it doesn't mean "oh fudge." The "F"=FAT. Its a word that I am not supposed to use or even have in my why is it my biggest fear?
Its really odd about all of the definitions that Webster gives for the word fat that no one even thinks about associating the word with. For example:
  • full in tone and quality
  • richly rewarding and profitable
I am feeling blue tonight because this one word or phobia has created such havoc in my life and family. It has caused heartache and hurt many feelings. Hopefully with each day this phobia will dissipate...

As for now I am just going to tell Ed to go "fudge" himself!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Read

Oh how excited I am to receive a new book today to add to my summer reading! The author of In her Shoes and Certain Girls has come out with a new one. Considering I have lots of time on my hands at the moment (errrrrrr), I am ready to jump into this read!
Not only is the cover so enticing, but also the title. I can't wait for you to get to know my bestest and all of the fun we have together. Fun picks of my girlies to come!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Words to Live By

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can , and the wisdom to know the difference.
-Serenity Prayer

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Meet Us!

Here we are!
Coming next...the girlies!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

A new day= new goals

After a rough couple of days...its a new day and every moment has the possibility of being a fresh start. No use in dwelling on our mistakes and past, but look to the future for hope and encouragement.
Just a few goals on my agenda to incorparate into my daily routine:
  • Focus on the positives less on the negatives
  • Get pumped about graduate school starting next week...did I mention that I am getting my Masters in Teaching elementary education. No worries friends...only Lilly jumpers are acceptable.
  • Plan menu and actually write in food journal (its a really cute planner!)
  • Reach out and scream when bad urges arise!!!!!

Thats about all for now...

Until later....



Friday, August 21, 2009

First Timer

With all of lifes' ups and downs...why not add a little humor and fun to all those struggles that we face each day. We all have moments where we feel that things could not get worse, and then they do. Even through all the trial and errors, I still manage to keep on trucking and try to live in the moment and take each day at a time. Welcome to my blog where I will share my mishaps, obessions, struggles, and best of all my many blessings. ENJOY!