Monday, July 2, 2012


Hey all! 

I'm taking a break this week. 

There is just so much going on!

This is the first week of the new semester.  I'll let you know about that fiasco next week.

Independence day is WEDNESDAY!  Go America!

Camp David (I'll explain that next week, too) is this weekend, my youngest brother-in-laws graduation party and my 29th (yikes!) birthday are both on Saturday.

Lots of prep going on around here!

I hope all of you have a safe and happy holiday celebrating our nation!  Don't forget to thank those who have fought for our right to celebrate!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A year of silence

It has been approximately one year (give or take a few days)  since I have last owned a cell phone.  


Really, it hasn't been that bad.

Only recently has it become an issue.    And, to be honest, I have enjoyed the silence.  

Yesterday, I broke the silence.

HELLO IPHONE!  I feel like a kid.  I've been messaging people and downloading apps like a crazy lady.  I've also been all over Amazon looking for cute cases. 

My favorite app so far is  Draw Something.  FANTASTIC game.  I'd kiss the makers if they were here.

What's your favorite app?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

Since renovations are in full swing here in Cheeserock (what I affectionally called my hometown as a youngin) today's pins are all things I want to do!  YAY!

Source: via Trisha on Pinterest

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What in the deuce bit my leg?

We're friends, right?  

Good, I thought so.  

I noticed this a while back and thought to myself..or said out loud to the dogs..."What in the deuce bit my leg?"

And then I started calling it Leg Herpes because, frankly, that's what it started to look like.   And it itched.  And itched.  Hubby is on itch patrol and yells at me for it.  

Now it looks like this..

I've discovered that it is really poison ivy, but I continue to call it Leg Herpes.  

Since we're friends I thought I'd tell you.  

Happy Humid Tuesday!

Friday, June 15, 2012

High Five Friday

I'm linking up with Lauren for her Friday Fun :)


1.  I think I officially defeated the bookstore.  They want 181 smacks for the microbiology book..which is a book made of SELECTED material from the original book. Read: not the whole book.  I found THE WHOLE BOOK for $4.05 on Chegg.  Take that bookstore!

2.  I am a flash card nut.  Everything I learn is basically put on flashcards for portable learning.  My favorite are the blank note cards but I can never seem to find them when I want them.  I always find the ones with lines.  I DON'T WANT LINES!   I found these puppies yesterday.  SCORE!

3.  I've been married to my best friend for four years yesterday :)  Side note:  do you also think it's ridiculous that four years has turned into such a milestone?  We have three friends that I can think of off the bat that never made it past 3.  Perhaps that's another  post?! 

4.  Happy Anniversary to me!

5. that a sink base cupboard scheduled to be put into my kitchen sometime today (provided we do not run into any more hiccups)?  You bet your sweet bottom it is!  Perhaps there is an end to all this remodeling madness?  Stay tuned!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

Thanks to Michelle over at Shell Bell I am no longer in pin-posting hell!  If you click the embed button on the right of the pin you'd like to share, copy and paste the mumbo jumbo that it provides, and then paste in into the html version of your post, you'll no longer be in pin-posting hell, either!  WOOP WOOP

Thanks Michelle, you're a doll :)

Here we go!!

Source: via Eryka on Pinterest

Source: via Kellee on Pinterest

Source: via Heather on Pinterest

Linking up with Michelle at The Vintage Apple :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Secret Blogger Swap: Revealed: Super Late Edition

Danielle over at Framed Frosting held a secret blogger swap last month.  SUPER FUN!  I recommend joining swaps.  It's so fun to get to know a new person and send them a gift...and get one in return!  

I had the pleasure of stalking Stormy over at Life's A Dance.  To see what I sent her click here!

The blogger with my name was Cat over at Stuff I love.

I was so excited when I saw this sitting on my coffee table!


Super cute necklaces from her shop Mimi Baby Boutique.  
I love the red dragon tee.  The oil stick things (I forget what they're called!)  sit next to my bed.  Lavender is such a relaxing smell.

Thanks Cat!

If you missed out on this swap and want to join in the next one you can sign up here and receive an email when the new one starts!  AWESOME!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Please forgive me, it's nice outside

I had very good intentions of getting back into blogging on the regular.  It's so hard when it so pretty outside. It's also difficult to keep up with studying for spring classes while it's so nice out.

pretend picnic at auntie trish's house
outside naps that included lots of chatter, no napping

Oh, summer, you turn me into an even worse procrastinator than I already am.

Upcoming posts (not necessarily in this order) :

Secret Blogger Swap Revealed-Super Late Edition

What in the deuce bit my leg?

My first attempt at wall paper

How to apply stain to cabinet via newbie who has never done it before

Fourth Anniversary Fishing Trip: We planned it but did we go??

Hubby's Obsession = Movies

Ads that drive me NUTS!

In a land of bobby pins can there be a replacement?

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting! Except it's not

I LOVE Pinteresting Wednesdays.  


I do not, however, like making the post.  

This is my process...

Find the pin I want to show.

Right click: Save as...etc.

Copy the pin location.

Go to blog post opened in different window.

Add pin picture.

Add caption to picture.

Highlight caption and choose link.

Paste link into caption.

Repeat 9ish more times.

(this is why I haven't been posting on Wednesdays.  Seriously, this girl doesn't have time for that nonsense right now!)

I'm sure I'm just out of the technology loop on this.  There HAS TO be a better way to do this, right??

Monday, May 21, 2012

Laundry Day

I am doing home!

That's right, kids, we're moving up in the world!  It has been a long 2 months hauling our laundry back and forth to my Dad's house.  It also means that my washing machine is no longer hanging out in my living room!  

Fancy, I know.

Over the weekend Grandma and I bought the sink base cupboard, and counter top for the kitchen and the stand up shower for the bathroom.  I'm hoping for instillation this weekend!

the shower via menards
natural limestone counter top via mendars

Slowly but surly we are getting things done on the house.  My new goal is to have it all done by our anniversary in June!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A little o this and a little o that

I have been so crazy busy these last few weeks.  BLAH!  

I'm officially a registered CPR person.  GO ME!

My bathroom currently looks like this:

Fun stuff, right?

Yes, let's have an exam on the third day of this class! I'll be ready with bells on at noon!

So much fun!  Note: Sarcasm

They seem happy...

Don't let them kid you...they just want treats!

In other such news/ramblings...I named my un-opened Etsy shop!

Dirt Road Gems...Coming Soon!