Thursday, April 28, 2011

Michelle Lately...

*Life is ridiculously busy. I have had NO time to breathe/relax this week! #notcomplaining

*Apparantly {no lie, I googled this word to make sure I was spelling it looks funny} I am 25 going on 45 years of age! My back has been REALLY bothering me lately. To the point of having to wear back hot/cold pain relief pads and Bengay. I could barely get out of this morning to do my regular stretches. So I have caved in and called the Dr and have an appt today. {'}. I heard Yoga was good for you back?? I think I will look into this, despite my lack of attention span for it.

*Yesterday was JAX baby's birthday! He turned ONE! Awww! {April 27th is my guess at when he was born} Unfortunately, he wasn't feeling so hot so we didn't get to celebrate. He had an 'upset tummy' and made a 'mess' in his crate...poor baby.

{Sleepy Baby}

{The only time I have worn my HUNTER boots is to clean the mess JAX has made in his crate. Pls excuse the face...This was like the millionth picture taken because some one didnt know how to operate the camera!}

*I got my graduation announcements in the mail yesterday!!! THEY ARE SO CUTE AND SO ME!! I got them from The Inspired Note.

*I have a mini photo shoot this weekend for graduation with Rebel Belle Photography. Pretty darn excited!

*Great article to read: What to Know When You're 25(ish) from RELEVANT Magazine.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

How Great Thou Art

Saw this video this past weekend, that has now gone viral according to Yahoo!

I love Carrie Underwood and her Faith.

This song will bring tears to your eyes...whether you are a Christian or not.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Home is Where the Heart is

Hi friends!!! Hope y'all had a wonderful Easter weekend!!
I sure did! The weather in FL could NOT have been more perfect!

After work Friday, I left to go to my most favorite town, St. Augustine! The town is full of rich history and beauty. It was a short lil girls weekend, but MUCH needed! I came back so refreshed and HAPPY.

This town has my heart.

{Stayed at the Casa Monica Hotel! Was such a treat!}

{Our room!}

{Having my 1st ever martini @ Tini Martini Bar along the bay!}

{Woke up early Saturday morning to play tour guide for my friend. We stopped at the St. Augustine Fort and got in for free-SCORE!-because it was National State Park day, or something like that.}

{An adorable new boutique on St. George Street}

{I would have bought everything, if it weren't so expensive!}

{Flagler College-I attended college here for a year!}

{Oh, just me and good ol' Henry Flagler}

{Inside The Lightner Museum}

{Beautiful flowers outside of The Lightner Museum}

If you are ever passing through Florida (I-95), you should def make a pit stop to St. Augustine!

Friday, April 22, 2011


Reflection on Good Friday:

"Jesus said, "IT IS FINISHED." With that, He bowed His head and gave up His spirit." John 19:30

Jesus Christ died so that we may have Life.

"He let them crucify Him, not only to pay for our sins, but also that we might die to sin and live for God as He did. It is by His wounds and suffering that you have been healed." 1 Peter 2:24 (CWR)

Give thank to Him who died for you.
(Again, I encourage you to watch the Passion of Christ this weekend)
Have a blessed and safe Easter weekend, friends!

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Dear Anonymous Commenter(s),

If you are going to go out of your way to leave rude comments on my blog, please... grow some balls and sign your name. Thanks so much!


ps- I am getting a real good laugh from your comments.
pps- Your jealousy is my energy.
ppps- Jesus Loves You!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I haven't linked up with Jamie for WILW in such a long time! This is so overdue!

I am loving Jesus. I personally think Easter is much more significant than Christmas, yet I feel it isn't as big of a "holiday". The Good Friday service is actually one of my favorite services to attend on Easter weekend. I am not saying that the birth of Jesus isn't important, but we wouldnt be who or where we are today without Him dying on the cross for our sins so that we may have eternal life through HIM?! Blows me away. And the week leading up to his crucification...all the hatred he received, yet He loved them. "Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do." I encourage y'all to watch The Passion of Christ this weekend.

I am *always* loving my sweet baby boy Jax... even when he hogs my bed and forces me to sleep in awkward positions.

I am loving this book I am reading, Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye? It is soo good and so powerful. It's about the Proverbs 31 woman, and how to take singleness as a gift, just as marriage is a gift. Last night I read about the verse in Ephesians about "women submit to your husbands". Most women HATE that. I think it's more the word "submit" that turns us off. But, the book talked about how it is God whom tells us to be submissive, not our Husbands. Just like a son submits to his father. Men are meant to be the leaders and we are meant to be their supporters. I was able to see that in a whole new light last night.

I am loving this Orlando fashion blog, J's Everyday Fashion, I have been following for about a year now. She has recently inspired me to step up my game at work. I am a very fashionable person, but when it comes to work... I don't put much effort into it. I also am not an accessorizer, thankfully my mother is, so I have been borrowing from her. You really should go check out her will love it and her killer legs and gorgeous Michael Kors watch!!! Kinda thinking about doing a once a week fashion post.

I am loving the beach day trip I took to was a perfect day. I forgot how much I loved the west coast of FL and their beaches.

I am loving that I am on my mini Spring Break before my last and final class EVER! Woop Woop!

I am loving YoCrunch Greek Yogurt. It's the bomb. I discovered it at Wal-Mart. {I am trying to get my nutrition back in check}. Best part is it's only $1!!!! The honey and strawberry are the best! Go get you some!

What are you loving today?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tail Wagging Tuesday

Today's Topic: BLING BLING
Well, Jax is a boy, a macho badass boy. Afterall, he was named after Jax(Jackson) on the FOX show Sons of Anarchy, you know...the sexy badass biker. If I was going to get a girl pup, I was going to name her Gemma, which is Jax's Mother on the show. 
Jax is also stubborn, so for a while I had been using a choke collar on him for our walks. Last week I started using his harness because he has FINALLY learned to walk by my side instead of dragging me.
{mind you, he does indeed have both ears, i just have no idea where the other one went to in this pic, lol}
Jax turns 1 year old this month! For his birthday I got him a camoflauge collar. So macho.

{such a goober}

{cuddling with momma}


Got your attention?? Sweet!

Head on over to Michabella's Cupcakery blog for the giveaway!!

But first, need a good laugh?

Then watch this elevator pitch I did for my final project.
{My mock business venture is called The Cupcake Theatre, it's a cupcake shop and a live music entertainment venue}

It's embarassing, but at least I can laugh at myself, and you too can laugh at me or with me.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

1st Saturday Snapshot


I interrupt this blog for the Saturday Snapshot Link Up Party!


Don't believe me?...psh, I have proof!

It's okay to be jealous, or even cry...



Friday, April 15, 2011

Weekly Recap

{Play along with Letters From Coco}

in one word or phrase- busy but fun!

im dreaming of you-

songs on repeat- loving Blake Shelton's new single-Honey Bee; Mumford & Sons

gotta write it down- "Our hearts are restless, O Lord, until they rest in Thee." -Augustine

my week in picture mail- {Sister's bday with her friends & boyfriend; Jax baby; me and my bling bling from a recent bachelorette party}

highlight of the week- sisters bday dinners, talking with a certain someone who has made my week shine a little brighter.

weekend to do list- finishing part of my final project for class, clean, bake chocolate peanut butter cupcakes for this certain someone, jax desperately needs a bath, church, tampa on sunday to play on the beach with this certain someone! yay!

happy friday friends...have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

To my Seester

“I smile because you are my sister, I laugh because there is nothing you can do about it!”

Today my beautiful little sister turns 24 !


 {my sis and her bf-these two crack me up}

We haven't always been the best of friends. We have had some blow out-brawl-fights...Once upon a time, I threatened to cut off her finger. Why are girl fights the worst?? Thankfully we can laugh about them today! Love you!


{chocolate mint}

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tail Wagging Tuesday

Hi friends!!! Today I am linking up with CMae for Tail Wagging Tuesday!

*Your pet's favorite toy*
Well Jax LOVES to chew on things so I always buy him chew toys. I have to get him the "indestructable" ones. I have yet to find one that he can't completely destroy, though. I try to play ball with him, but the tennis balls are taken apart within minutes.
KONG and Nylabone have some of the toughest toys. I got him a new KONG bone yesterday. He LOVES it. He is like a child when he gets new toys. He prances around with it in his mouth, showing it off to my parents' dog Shadow, and then will chew it for hours keeping him occupied, which is hard to do.
Jax and I had a photo sesh yesterday:
{playing with my little brother}

{such a handsome boy}


Friday, April 8, 2011

What Ive Been Up To

What I have been up to, besides schoolwork and baking, via pictures...

{Pit stop for some yummy Strawberry Shortcake}

{Marriott Suites in Tampa pool deck}

 {Tampa for the Kenny Chesney+Zac Brown Band concert!}

{Love me some Kenny Chesney and ZBB}

{laying out in my parents backyard}

{Jax cooling off}

{car rides with Jax}

{lil brother's LAX game}

{Orlando's 1st Food Truck Bazaar! I of course only attended to see Orlando's first cupcake truck!}

{The adorably sweet men behind Yum Yum Cupcake Truck!}


ps- I am super excited today because I just got tickets to go see Mumford & Sons in Georgia!!!