Monday, November 28, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Oh Monday. Will we ever get along?

Hope y'all had a wonderful weekend and Thanksgiving!

Miscellany Monday @
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*Dinner with a friend, my sister, and her boyfriend.

*There was also a celebrity spotting! Edward Cullen, Jacob, and a headless Bella. 

Warning: Image may be too graphic for some...

*Traditional Turkey Trot 5k Thanksgiving morning with a Cracker Barrel breakfast after.

{me and my sis}

*Rivalry Saturday! Dad's famous hot wings, beer, family.
But...the Buckeyes lost. I don't wanna talk about it.

*I'm going to be in and out of the ol blog this week. Mentally preparing myself for my half marathon this Saturday. Had a bad run last night and am trying my hardest to not get discouraged!

{i've requested that these signs be made for me}

*Currently reading:

{Catching Fire and a book on how to study the bible}

Have a great day!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Oh, Justin...

This commercial cracks me up. 

Hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Forgive Me

 Dear God,

Thanks for this beautiful life and forgive me if I don't love it enough.

{inspiration via pinterest; photo taken by me}

Friday, November 18, 2011



no, not me....

{photo courtesy of e.franz...this aired before the bronco/jets game}


if you follow me on twitter you get this.

dont understand what tebowing is? WHO ARE YOU?!! here.

ps- i claim partial credit in the epicness of this picture. bam!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Got Milk??

Y'all. I love milk. 
Better yet, I LOVE chocolate milk.

I don't like to think about what all is in food because I easily get grossed out by it.

Take shrimp for example. 
If I think about how slimy it is or how it smells, I won't be able to eat it.
Other times, I will pop em right in my mouth.

Back to milk. 

Until yesterday, I loved it.

Thanks to this post from Raven {A Momma's Desires and Pacifiers} and this post, I can no longer drink a nice cold large glass of cow milk. 

WARNING: If you read those WILL spoil your milk.

Thinking about it makes me want to vomit. 

As of today, I am now a soy milk drinker. 

I tried some Silk chocolate soy milk.

Y'all...that stuff tastes like dirty water! I had to chug it down. 

But apparently it is way better for you. It has 50% more calcium! 

Hope soy milk and I will learn to love each other.

Do y'all drink soy milk? What's your favorite?

Have y'all read Skinny Bitch? I'm scared to.

What about rice milk? 

Help me.

PS- don't worry, I am not going all vegetarian on you. this girl loves her meat... but I do need to eat more veggies.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

So What Wednesday

SO WHAT if I had no desire to blog today. But then was reminded it's Wednesday and there are a few linkups to choose from. This one has become my favorite. 

SO WHAT if I have become slightly 'addicted' to my white noise app. I told myself I wouldn't but I have used it almost every night since. 

SO WHAT if I give JAX things to play with that I know he will destroy in a matter of minutes. It's pure entertainment for me and it keeps him occupied. 

SO WHAT if I am not seeing a midnight showing of Breaking Dawn Pt 1 (I have gone to midnight showings for all the Twilight movies thus far). My sleep is precious to me (aka I am old) and honestly, I am not THAT excited for it. The books are always 10x better than the actual movie. 

SO WHAT if the Holidays sometimes make me sad. Being single isn't always rainbows and butterflies.

SO WHAT if I am beginning to think I am crazy for signing up for a half marathon. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Miscellany Loves

Ever have one of those days where you just want a 'restart' button?! Today is one of those days. And yes, I know it is only 8am. It all started because of Jax being constipated (tmi??) and ended with spilling coffee on my white shirt on the way to work. C'mon nice to me. Hope y'all are having a much better day than I!


{picture is of him}

{you may have noticed a new button at the very bottom of this page}

a shop full of cute mugs, necklaces, bracelets to support her sweet furbaby Bella's surgery!

Remember Kylie from the flybird? She guest posted for me last month.
Check out the video of what her and Spencer have spent the past 6 dedicating their life to. It's beautiful.

MAN WEEK (a week full of giveaways for men) over at Wild & Precious


Monday, November 14, 2011

MiMO Monday

Hey y'all!

Linking up for the first time with Miss Chelsea and Holly for Make it My Own Monday's!


How I 'Made it My Own' (worn to church on Sunday):

Sweater: The LOFT
Shirt: KOHL'S (recently)
Necklace: The LOFT
Skirt: Old Navy

Visit Miss Chelsea or Holly's blog for next week's challenge!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Oh, Shutterfly

Hey everyone! Come see how good we look!

{Jax is a photographers worst nightmare}


Last year Jax and I sent out some adorable Christmas cards via Shutterfly
I was very happy with how they turned out! Got lots of compliments. And the best part is that I got them for a great price. Can't beat that!

 {yes, that is my 55lb dog in a sweater}

I am so excited to being using Shutterfly again this year for our Christmas cards! Unfortunately I could not afford professional photos like last year, but that was Jax and I's first Christmas, so it was well worth it. 

There are many different styles of holiday cards to choose from. I spent about an hour going through them. Everything from religious, to classic, and contemporary. Love love love them. Having a Christmas or New Years party? Check out their invitations!

The only problem... deciding on just ONE style! Fortunately, I have it narrowed down to four.


Jax and I would love to know which card you like best!





Thank you for your input!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Vloggin' It Up.


A special shot out to my home boy over in Afghanistan! 
Thank you for all you do!

The soldiers life is not for all
A soldier must be willing to give his all
He is overworked and underpaid
A truer patriot was never made
Ready to go at any time
Wherever there is trouble or the first sign
His courage and honor are unsurpassed
Ready and willing to complete the task
Travelling to lands both near and far
He stands his post and looks at the stars
Wondering what he might have done
If he had not chosen to carry a gun
Remember the next time that you are driving by
And see the flag flying proud and high
That somewhere out there a soldier stands
Weary and cold in a foreign land
Protecting our country from our foes
Standing tall and proud come rain or snow.
 {all images via pinterest}

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dare to Wear Leggings

This post is inspired by my homegirl, Miss Chelsea, aka Pippa.

 She has started these Make It My Own Monday fashion posts. Love it. She wears leggings like its her job. No offense. I love the look but never thought I could 'pull them off' bc I got them curves like Miranda Lambert (love her).

Well...Monday, I bought leggings at Target. I am in love. I now want to look for ridiculously short dresses or ridiculously long shirts just so I can sport them! Thanks Pippa! 

Inspiration picture:

Making it My Own:
{please excuse my hair, it's in desperate need of love}

Long shirt: Target
Black leggings: Target
Blazer: H&M
Cowgirl Boots: Lane Boots
Scarf: Express
Necklace: Shabby Apple
Watch: Fossil

Link up next MiMO Monday!!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

So What Wednesday

So what... if in order to spell Wednesday correctly, I mouth WED-NES-DAY.

So what... if I am falling for someone I have not seen in a very long time who lives very far away.

So what... if I am all hot and bothered by an argument on Facebook between Science and The Bible or Aethiests and Christians. 

So what... if a co-worker buying me a Dr. Pepper makes my day 10x better. 

So what... if I don't understand all this 'honey badger' talk. Seriously, I don't get it. 

So what... if I took a whole bag of cinnamon swirl bagels from our break room. What? My co-worker said he put them in there for whoever wants them. They are my favorite. First come first serve, right?

So what... I spent almost the entire day yesterday talking to my man friend via FB Chat instead of doing real work....and then was annoyed when someone asked me for something. Ha. 

So what... if I am not a fan of Miranda Lambert's new CD. Baggage Claim and Easy Living are my only favorites. 

So what... if I have spent my nights browsing Pinterest instead of doing something more productive?

So what... if all I am looking forward to today is the CMA's with my two friends Ben&Jerry tonight.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011



Sometimes I just really love my cell phone.


One night recently I could not fall asleep. Don't you hate that? I wasn't in my room so my fan wasn't making the noise I fall asleep to. It was dead quiet. I am the type of sleeper that needs some white noise (and for it to be pitch black). So I immediately downloaded a white noise app for my phone. What a life saver.... that app is now my favorite!!! I passed out right away to a lovely 'thunderstorm'. Ha! I used it again last night and went into a very deep sleep with a 'summer rain shower'. 

As I am about to walk out the door today for me morning run, I realize my iPod died. Cue the part where I have a minor freak out. I am not ready to run without music yet. Then I realize...MY PHONE! I can use Pandora! Y'all.... Pandora has a GREAT workout station- Dance Cardio. Love love love.

Oh, the little things in life.

What are some of your favorite apps?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thankfulness- Week 1


-giving thanks in everything- 
prepares the way that God might show us His fullest salvation in Christ.

For each day in November I am going to log things I am thankful for!

Inspired by One Thousand Gifts and EUCHARISTEO.
In giving thanks, one finds Grace and Joy. 

Feel free to join in if you'd like.

Nov. 1
The ability to run. 
The beauty of the dark, cool, quiet, calm morning.

Nov. 2
The 23 flavors of Dr. Pepper.
Feeling every muscle in pain from running, in a good way.
Being able to talk to someone, via Internet, all the way in Afghanistan.

Nov. 3
My little brother, Madison. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Catching up with two very dear friends.

Nov. 4
God's promises- Jer. 29:11
Comfort and peace with a big decision.

Have a lovely weekend, my sweet friends!

Thursday, November 3, 2011



Every now and then a song 'hits' me. 
A song that I hear over and over again, but never think much about.
Some songs make me wanna lift my hands in praise. 
Thank Jesus.

Oh, what an awesome God we have.

Love this song so much:

Thanks to everyone who gave me some great bible studies to look into! BUT I wasn't actually asking for a BIBLE STUDY. I was asking for rec's on a STUDY BIBLE. Yes, there is a difference! So if you know of some good ones, let me know! Sorry for the confusion and thanks again!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


{link up here}

I'M LOVING... that I ran my best minute per mile yesterday...after a few weeks of no activity. But I am def feeling it today. Like almost miserable. Pain=Gain baby.

I'M LOVING... this online and free book I read called Carry Me Home. It's written by a woman in the Army.

I'M LOVING... this cooler weather!! Jax and I have been snuggling up together. He keeps me warm, lil hot body of his.

I'M LOVING... Jesus. Anyone recommend a good study bible? I struggle with 'diving' into The Word. I wasn't taught to turn to The Bible growing up. It bothers me that I have been a Christian for so long but don't know His Word like I should. I know I am not alone in this. And I would like to change it!

I'M LOVING... this sweet baby boy. Dog Owners: Target has toys in the dollar section! Got a rope/ball for Jax last night. Was destroyed by the end of the night. Why do I even bother?!

I'M LOVING... These quotes found via Pinterest:
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Hope y'all have a lovely Wednesday!



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Tuesday, November 1, 2011


I had this GREAT urge last night to dress up. 
To creep some kids out.
To play scary music.

All of the above were accomplished.

Can you guess who I am?

My inspiration:

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Can you guess who he is dressed up as?
{hint: it's who he is named after}