Monday, May 30, 2011

First Wedding!!

Hey friends! I posted pictures and a recap for my first wedding gig over on the Michabella's Cupcakery blog! Go take a look!

Also- Don't forget to say a prayer or take a moment of silence at 3pm to remember those lives lost fighting for you, me, our Country and its Freedom.

The story of America's quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots. -Randy Vader

Friday, May 27, 2011


{me and my bff}

A recent study cited statistics that showed half of Americans only have two close friends. And 1 out of 4 Americans say that they don't have any close friends.

This study really stood out to me today. It was a part of my devotional email and was connected to the bible verse: “Turn to me and show me your favor, I am lonely and hurting.” Psalm 25:16

Moving back to my hometown has been rough for me, in relation to friends. I have lost many 'friendships'. You see, I am the friend those goes above and beyond for others, the one that chooses to be the friend to others that I would like to have. I've mentioned this before, but I ended a so called friendship with someone I knew for 15+ years because it was completely one sided. It's been quite lonely the past two years, I have been hurt many times, but that doesn't stop me from being this friend to others. I have also learned a lot about myself. I took a hard look at some things that weren’t so wonderful about myself and have really worked to change those things. The friendships I do have, I very much value and love them. Many of YOU are some of the best friends that I have ever had and I've never even met you!!! {thank you for that}

If you're lonely:
•“Would you love a friend who takes time to show that she cares by picking up the phone and asking about your day? Then pick up the phone and ask about someone’s day.”
• “Would you love a friend who keeps confidences and is trustworthy? Then be trustworthy.”
• “Would you love a friend who asks you to go shopping (or to the movies, or for a walk…) at the spur of the moment? Then ask someone to go along when you go do those things.”
"It’s easier to stay isolated sometimes than to reach out, especially if you’ve been hurt or disappointed many times. I know too well. But I want to encourage you to reach out, show love and care about others."

If you’re not lonely…
"Remember today that many people are lonely. Remember one in four women would say she doesn’t have a single close friend. Think about it in terms of your neighborhood. If there are 40 women who live near you, 10 of them believe that they don’t have a friend in the world. Could God be calling you to be that friend? Look for ways to open your circle of friends to new people. Watch for that new woman at church sitting by herself, the woman at work who eats lunch alone, or the neighbor who never seems to be invited. Reach out to someone new today, and be part of one less life feeling lonely today."

ps- Jesus is the best friend you could ever dream of having.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

High On Life

Joining in on a new link up called High On Life with Some Kind of Wonderful! It's pretty cool. You basically share what or who makes you smile and/or what inspires you!!

I am definitly high on life right now!! This year has just been great. The number one person who always inspires me is Jesus. He is my motivator. He is the little voice in my head telling me I can do this, that I can accomplish so much through the strength and wisdom He gives me. A week from today I will be walking across the stage in a cap and gown. A day I never thought I would see!!! Woo hoo!

Thanks to all who prayed and sent happy thoughts my way!!!

Last night, I went out to my favorite sushi joint with my girl Baily to celebrate this huge accomplishment. We enjoyed saketini's, sushi, and this amazing PB&J sorbet!!! We had eyed this dessert a few weeks ago, so we made sure to get it this time! It did NOT disappoint!

Oh, and here is a random picture of my baby boy.
He is a professional tree climber and lizard hunter.

Peace out loves! Join the HOL party!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Friends! Sorry I have been MIA!

I am not back to my regularly scheduled life just yet though.

I am doing my final presentation to a panel of my professors today at 4pm EST.

My stomach is in knots and it will be like that for 5hrs.
Please pray for wisdom, composure, and peace of mind!

This is the final step to walking for graduation on June 2nd!

Thanks for all the support friends!!

ps- Totally forgot to mention that this blog is getting a makeover! Can't wait to reveal it!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Randoms on Tuesday

Hi y'all! Remember me?

I have some random things floating through my head that I wanted to share!!

Like how I want this kitchen, it even has Susie the KitchenAid!

-Diggin' this song:

-A lovely reminder for single women, like's worth the entire 7 minutes, promise.

-Loving the gender reveal baby party idea!

-Jax was cracking me up the other night.
He barked and growled at me for about 5 minutes because he swore one of his toys was under my bed {i ignored him as long as possible}. I caved in and went searching under my bed. Found nothing.

His mad face:

He decided to go searching himself:

There was nothing under the bed. Silly boy. End of story.

-Addicted to the new Coconut Mocha Frapps at Starbucks:

Have an uber fantastic Tuesday, friends!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Potty Break

Today, while browsing through some blogger's love stories, I got to thinking of the person I am today and how I got here... {and of course day dreaming of how God will put my future in the path of this road He is leading me it will all unfold. I can't wait to look back and smile.}

Come sit with me, let's talk. Grab your coffee...or Dr. Pepper. Whatever your heart desires.

It's been 8 months since 'that awful breakup'. I got shoved into the dirt with a broken heart and left behind. 

Philippianes 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ/Him who strengthens me."
STRENGTH. It was given to me by my Father and is what got me through. He held my hand and pulled me up from the ground. He wiped away my tears and stitched my heart back together.

I didn't go into depression. I didn't cry endless nights. I didn't hide from the world.

My life went the completely opposite direction.

That strength led me to be the woman I am today.

I stood up for myself. I ended friendships and gained a couple others. I stopped putting up with people's crap. I have slowly put myself out there. I went after my dream. I am about to graduate college! A goal I thought would never be accomplished. I finally adopted a pup. I have lived my single life fully and have embraced it. My heart is full again.

I am FINALLY happy.


A blessing from Above.

Tail Wagging Tuesday!

{Hey Y'all! Sorry I have been MIA. If you don't hear from me much this month it's because I am ridiculously busy this month due to it being my VERY LAST CLASS EVER and I have way too many cupcakes to bake next week and am trying to mentally prepare myself for.}

Couple things first:
-There is a BLOGGER BABY SHOWER FOR TUSCALOOSA going on right now! It is awesome and is another way we can help those in need.
-Did you see or are you planning on seeing the movie SOMETHING BORROWED? Read my review and share your thoughts!

Today's topic is your pets favorite treats!
JAX will basically eat anything so technically anything you give him is his favorite!
Ironic that this is the topic because this weekend I baked some homemade doggie treats! JAX had been having an upset stomach lately so I have been giving him some pumpkin and it's helped. He is definitly back to his crazy self. I have bruises to prove it {and no he doesn't abuse me, he just gets a little carried away when he is one of his crazy moods}
Pumpkin-Peanut Butter Doggie Biscuits
Adapted from
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2.Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
3.Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.

Puppy Tested, Mother Approved:

ps-both my brothers thought they were cookies and bit into them. bahahaha.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Grad pics!

Last Saturday I had a mini photography session with my favorite, Casie of Rebel Belle Photography!
Pictures were for graduation/announcements and I also brought along a prop... a cupcake, of course!
The pictures you see of me in the header, on my about me page, and the ones of Jax and I for Christmas, are all done by this Yankee lovin', multitasking, beautiful, talented gal.

Her family is also one of my biggest fans and supporters of Michabella's Cupcakery.


You're Invited

You're Invited to a Fiesta at Mi Casa on Cinco de Mayo!!!

There will be fine Mexican dining...

and entertainment...

And there's no Mexican fiesta without dancing...



And of course margarita cupcakes.

Come dressed in your finest!

Hope to see you there, mi amigas!

{all images via pinterest}

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

WILW and a Fashion Post

I am {always} loving my baby JAX. Did you see 'the looks' he gives me? Last night he had an upset tummy. Did you know pure pumpkin is good for them? I have given it to him twice and it has made him feel better AND he loves it! Its a good source of fiber for them {if you know what I mean}.

I am loving my new Fossil watch! It was time to retire my 3 yr old {and my favorite} Fossil watch, and this one happen to be on sale. BTW- Did you know Macy's will take links out of your watch for free?! #SCORE

I am loving these milk chocolate bars my friend brought back for me from Germany. {All who know me know that I am a chocoholic} Those Germans know how to make some mighty fine chocolate.

I am loving the country concert I went to on Sunday with my Mom... Tim McGraw-Luke Bryan{my lover}-The Band Perry. It was SUCH a great concert! Luke was lookin' mighty fine and Tim McGraw was lookin' so handsome. Both put on a GREAT show + we had great seats!

I am loving these $7 nails {brand is called Kiss} I got from CVS. How awesome do they look?! Unfortunately, I picked them off already, they did last me a good 4 days!

I am loving that Js Everday Fashion blog has inspired me to make an effort to accessorize and/or dress up for work. I am so lazy and dull when it comes to work clothes. Here is the outfit I am wearing today at work!! So proud of myself! {please excuse the sleepy eyes and bad lighting}

Shirt: New York & Company {$15}
Capri's: Kohls {$20}
Heels: Ann Klein-TJMAXX {$30}
Watch: Fossil {$76 on sale at Zappos}
Necklace: Old Navy {on sale for $7}

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Consider this...

"If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother. Rather be openhanded and freely lend him whatever he needs" Deuteronomy 15:7-8

My church's assistant pastor is up helping in Tuscaloosa. He said the town looks like a bomb hit it.

The citizens of ALABAMA need YOUR help. Desperately.

Feeling sorry for them does absolutely nothing


DONATE. {click here}


Or send packages (see below)

I am doing my part to help, are you?

What is needed:
{diapers, bottled water, garbage bags, flashlights, bottles, hygiene products, canned food, clothes}
please send to this address:

UA Greek Relief Drive
846 Magnolia Drive
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487

Tail Wagging Tuesday!

Today's topic is to share "the Look" that your pets give you.
JAX gives me "the look" ALL.THE.TIME!

There is ONE look that I can never capture on camera or video. It's when he is in his look. He will look at you like he is about to attack you {in a playful way} and then he will make these weird noises and then bark at you. It's hilarious. He is an attention hoochie.