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!
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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.
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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,