Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Quote of the week...

Hello ladies and gents!  Hope yall are all having a wonderful Wednesday.  I saw this quote on twitter this morning and I thought it was perfect for what I'm feeling.  This past week, one of my closest friends lost her dear and precious Momma.  She had been battling cancer for a long, long time now and her fight finally came to an end.  My emotions couldn't help but to go back to the night when my Daddy past away...what all I went it was such a I had to put on a "tough" face for everyone when really, all I wanted to do was weep.  

This quote really is true.  Things happen in our lives sometimes that we just don't understand.  You just have to know that God is in control...he will never, ever, ever put you in a situation that you can't handle...wheather it's with work, family, school, relationships, or a loss of a family member.  Keep your head up and know that everything happens for a reason...even if you don't understand and it hurts your heart so badly that you can't stand it...just know that God is in control.

Have anyone of you been in a situation where you remember being tough to get through?


My 1st Nashville Steeplechase!!!

Cold, wet & rainy would be 3 words that described the weather this past Saturday for my 1st Steeplechase.  That didn't get in the way of us having a good time though.  Here are some of my favorite pictures throughout the day.  
Me with my fella!  Isn't he just presh?
Ellen and Sarah on the way to the race!
Setting up the spot while some folks get pulled out of the mud.
Stuck in the mud.
Ok, on to more fun photos of the day.
Group Shot!!!
Then the horse races begin!
Then Garrett decides he should do a wardrobe never know what's up his sleeve.
And lastly...a pic with our hats on the fellas!
The weather could have been nicer, but hey, we had managed to have a blast anyway.  Hope you all are having a fantastic week.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy 100th blog post to me!

Happy 100th blog post to me!  I’m so excited about this little milestone! I never thought when I started this blog that I had much to offer compared to the thousands of other “southern” bloggers out there, but I was having a lot of fun anyway.

And now, 7 months later, you’re still coming back, so I want to thank you.  Thank you for taking the time out of your day to visit my Blog.  I know that many of you have very busy lives, so I will do my best to keep things interesting and entertaining.  Thanks again!


Thursday, May 12, 2011


So I just discovered the most amazing invention EVER!  FLOATING BEER PONG TABLE!!!!  They even make them in pink...this is so exciting.  I think I know what will be everyone's Christmas present this year...why can't Christmas be in the summer???
Have any of you seen these before???  Do you have any feedback for me???


Isn't it Ironic???

I saw this on someone Politics and Pearls blog (which is an adorable blog by the way, you should check her out) and I just had to re-post it.

I guess fairy tales do come true : ) 


Wednesday, May 11, 2011


One of my close friends from college emailed this to me today and it really got me thinking.  Do you have anyone in your life that you used to be really close with and now that you’ve grown up and have “big girl” jobs and responsibilities, you just have lost touch?  Well, this is kind of what happened between me and my friend and after reading this poem, I immediately made plans for us to have a phone date to catch up this Sunday.

I encourage you to read this and remember to always say what you mean.  If you love someone, tell them. 

Around the
corner I have a friend,
In this great
city that has no end,
Yet the days go
by and weeks rush on,
And before I
know it, a year is gone.
And I never see
my old friends face,
For life is a
swift and terrible race,
He knows
I like him just as well,
As in the days
when I rang his bell.
And he rang
mine but we were younger then,
And now we are
busy, tired men.
Tired of
playing a foolish game,
Tired of trying
to make a name.
'Tomorrow' I
say! 'I will call on Jim
Just to show
that I'm thinking of him.'
But tomorrow
comes and tomorrow goes,
And distance
between us grows and grows.
Around the
corner, yet miles away,
'Here's a
telegram sir,' ' Jim died today.'
And that's what
we get and deserve in the end.
Around the
corner, a vanished friend.

Like I mentioned before…remember to always say what you mean.  If you love someone, tell them.

Because when you decide that it is the right time it might be too late...

Seize the day! Never have regrets! And most importantly, stay close to your friends and family, for they have helped make you the person that you are today.

Crustless Spinach, Onion & Feta Quiche

What a tasty and delicious breakfast treat.  My friend Allison gave me this recipe and I made it last night so I could have it for breakfast this week and it was sooooo yummy!!!  Here's the recipe:

Crustless Spinach, Onion and Feta Quiche

Technically crustless but the addition of flour makes for a delicious crusty bottom and sides to this quiche.


    1 medium onion, diced 6-oz fresh baby spinach 2 large eggs 1/2 cup egg beaters (liquid substitute) 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt pinch cayenne pepper 1 1/3 cups non fat milk 1/2 cup feta cheese


Preheat oven to 400F.
Lightly grease a 10-inch quiche/tart pan (or a pie plate)
In a medium frying pan, cook diced onion with a bit of vegetable oil (or cooking spray) over medium-high heat until translucent and tender. Add in fresh spinach and cook until just wilted. Set aside to cool for a few minutes
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk in milk, then stir in spinach-onion mixture.
Pour quiche base into prepared pan. Top with feta cheese.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until center is set and the outside edge is golden brown.
Let set for 5 minutes, then slice and serve.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople

Number of Servings: 6
Do yall have any good quiche recipes???  I thought a/b this after I made it...but how cute would it be to bake it in the Sunbeam cupcake maker???  It would be the perfect serving size and you could add fruit to go with it as well.  Thoughts???

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Guess what I got tickets for????????

The American Idol LIVE TOUR 2011!!!!!!

This is the very 1st time I've watched the entire season of American Idol the whole way through.  Garrett has been keeping up with it as well so as a "Congrats for getting into LAW SCHOOL" gift, I got us these tickets.  They come to Nashville July 30th and I couldn't be more excited.

American Idol returns for another summer this season, showcasing performances by this season's top 11. The singers in the tour include Casey Abrams, Haley Reinhart, Jacob Lusk, James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Naima Adedapo, Paul McDonald, Pia Toscano, Scotty McCreery, Stefano Langone, and Thia Megia. The tour commences in West Valley City, UT at the Maverik Center on Wednesday July 6th and wraps up Saturday September 10th in Rochester, NY at the Blue Cross Arena. Tickets will be available for purchase Friday, May 13th. You can find tickets and the tour dates here.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Quote of the week...

Hello guys and gals!  I hope yall had a great weekend.  This is currently my desktop wallpaper.  Garrett's dad took us for a drive yesterday to some parts in Alabama that got hit by the tornado so this quote really stuck out to me today.  I had never seen damages caused by tornado's before and it really took my breath away.  I can't possibly imagine what some of those people are going through to have everything completely taken away from them.  My heart just goes out to each and every one of those people affected by the tornado's.  I hope you all have a great week and encourage you to help someone if you can.  It's the little things in life that mean the most sometimes.  


Mother’s Day & Weekend Craft

I usually don’t get a chance to blog over the weekend, but I can’t go without saying something about my precious Momma.  She is one of the most amazing women I know and I'm not sure where I would be without her.  She really is the best, and now that I'm older, I appreciate her so much more. Whenever I need a pick me up or need to talk to a familiar voice, I call her. There's nothing that she wouldn't do for me and my brother and Mother's day is the best way to let her know how loved she really is.  So here's to my Momma!!!  I love you so very, very much.  Hope you had a fantastic Mother’s Day.

Now…on to my weekend craft.  One of Garrett’s friends, Ramzi, asked me to help paint a cornhole set for him for Steeplechase this weekend.  Here are a few pictures. 

One is a TN Vols and the other is a MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) one.  This really makes me excited for this weekend…I absolutely LOVE horse races.  I’m from South Carolina and I’ve grown up going to the Carolina Cup.  I haven’t been able to go in the past 2 years so I’m really looking forward to Steeplechase.  Ahh, I can’t wait to get all dressed up with my sundress and big, cute hat! 

Have any of you ever gone to Steeplechase?  If so, what did you think a/b it?


Friday, May 6, 2011

Mexican & Margaritas, yes please!

Did anyone celebrate Cinco de Mayo yesterday???  I know I did.  I actually had Mexican twice yesterday….once with co-workers for lunch and then me and the roomies went out last night to La Hacienda.  So yea, I definitely need to work out today…maybe do a double workout.  Anywho, I hope everyone enjoyed themselves and ate way to many chips and salsa, and one, two or more margaritas!!!   Here are some pictures from last night. 

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

“too cute to be true”

One of my closest friends is getting married at the end of the month so I went online to browse their registry to see what I wanted to pick out for them.  Of course I wanted to get them something cute….and boy did I….just look at what I found.  My mouth seriously dropped when I saw this and I was full of excitement.  I mean, who wouldn’t absolutely love this thing?  Especially if you like to bake.
This “too cute to be true” cupcake maker bakes 6 cupcakes in 10 minutes!  This tiny oven is available in pastel pink or blue.  Is this the perfect gift for that cupcake lover who has everything?  ABSOLTUELY!!!!!!
Have any of you seen/used this yet???  I seriously think I'm going to purchase one for myself.


Did You Ever Wonder?????

As I was checking my emails this morning, I got this fwd email from my good friend Laura from the sweet tea diaries. Usually fwd emails are a little lame, but this was one hilarious so I thought I'd share.  I seriously think about this kind of stuff ALL THE TIME!!!

........Did You Ever Wonder........???
  • Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here, and drink whatever comes out?"
  • Who was the first person to say, "See that chicken there... I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta it's ass."
  • Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?
  • Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?
  • If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?
  • Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the car pool lane?
  • If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?
  • Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don't point to their ass when they ask where the bathroom is?
  • Why does your OB-GYN leave the room when you get undressed if they aregoing to look up there anyway?
  • Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!
  • What do you call male ballerinas?
  • Can blind people see their dreams? Do they dream??
  • If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that Acme crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?
  • If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?
  • If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?
  • If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?
  • Is Disney World the only people trap operated by a mouse?
  • Why does the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?
Stop singing and read on . . . . . .. . . . .
  • Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?
  • Why do they call it an asteroid! when it 's outside the hemisphere, but call it a hemorrhoid when it's in your ass?
  • Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him on a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

Aren't these good?  I've heard some of them before, but I've never noticed that ABC's and twinkle twinkle have the same tune...but they def. do.  Anyways...hope you all enjoyed!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy 82nd Birthday Audrey Hepburn!!!

Happy Birthday to the ultimate style icon: the lovely Audrey Hepburn!  She would have been 82 years old today.  In honor of her, I thought I’d share some of my favorite quotes and pictures of her.
“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.
The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters.
"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other"
“Your heart just breaks, that's all. But you can't judge, or point fingers. You just have to be lucky enough to find someone who appreciates you.”
“I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles.”
“If I get married, I want to be very married.”
"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"
"I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it."