Monday, August 30, 2010

Boys of Fall

This has taken over my life for the past few weeks. My student I work with is also a football player so everyday I am at those practices, and every Friday night and Saturday morning I am at the games. It's been tough working in school all day then going to practice but it is worth it. I love football and probably know more about the sport than I ever thought I would. I plan on getting back to my regular scheduled blogging here soon when I get used to this schedule :)

If you haven't seen Kenny Chesney's Boys of Fall music video you are missing out. Even though I played soccer I still understand what these coaches are telling the boys. I will always remember that feeling walking out onto the field, and will always remember that last game when I cried cause it was over. This just might be my all time favorite Kenny song (and I'm a HUGE fan of his!)


Friday, August 20, 2010

So Long Sweet Summer

Today was the first day back to work :( Summertime just seems to fly by!

This past weekend we went to the outlet mall to do some shopping. I, of course, had to get a "first day of school" outfit. I was so excited when I saw the JCrew Kelsey Ruffle top on sale! Plus I got a teachers discount of 15% so I scored this shirt for about $25! I decided to wear it today.

Top: JCrew (Buy here)
Bottoms: Purchased at Macy's in '04
Shoes: Target 

Friday, August 13, 2010


I saw this post on Bakerella's site and was drooling looking at her pictures. I knew I needed to make these cookies but needed a good reason! This week A's cousin is in town from Denver and she always stops by our house to hang out. I thought it was the perfect time to bake the pillow cookies. They were a hit! I think these just might be my new favorite cookies. I mean, why didn't I think of this! They turned out huge so they are the perfect cookie to split with someone.

I forgot to take picture when they were fresh out of the oven. I got 10 out of this recipe. I had a few left over, so I told A to keep a few and take the rest to his work. He said they were gone the second he walked in the door. This cookies are a must bake! I can't wait to try different kinds of "pillow" cookies. Wouldn't a Reece's cup be delicious on the inside!?

Monday, August 9, 2010

A Couple of Thank Yous!

Last week was a crazy week for me. I had work at night and during the day I was getting ready for my big test. Last April I took part 1 of my test and passed it. This past Saturday I took the second part which was the performance part. I felt good about it and will get my results in 4-6 weeks. Fingers crossed! Until then I am enjoying my last full week of 'freedom'. Next week I start back to work with meetings and the first day next Friday. I can't believe summer break is almost over!

Anyway on to the point of this post, I won a couple giveaways recently! The first one I won was from Melanie at My Sweet Savannah. I won a beautiful print from the shop Field Trip. I still have to head up to IKEA to get a frame to put it in so I can hang it in my craft room. She was so sweet and sent me a bookmark to match! 
Typography Poster - Love will save the day poster in yellow

My other awesome win was from Lyndsie. I love her blog! She is always giving something away. I was so excited when I won an $80 gift card to Red Envelope. It was a hard decision but I ended up choosing these cute earrings. I thought they were something I could wear everyday (and I have since I received them!)

Now that things have slowed down (sort of) I will be blogging more often! 

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Getting to know you

Just something fun for a Sunday evening. I'm joining in MannLand5's Getting to Know You post fun!

Getting to know YOU

1. If you were to win an award today, what would it be for?
Cutest girl on the back of a motorcycle :) A & I took it out for a spin this afternoon. 

2. What is your shoe style?
I love cute heels like the new ones I just got

3  Does your car reflect your personality?
I drive a lime green VW New Beetle (for  now), and I think it does. It's cute, girly, and fun! I mean come on, any car that has a flower vase in it fits me! Plus I love seeing people 'punch buggie no punch backs' when I drive by! 

4. If you could take over someones body for a day..whose would you choose?
For sure Kelly Ripa. I want her arms!
Kelly Ripa Picture

5. Love or be loved?
I love being loved! 

6. If you were on death row, what last meal would you choose?
Pineapple pizza with a cupcake on the side! 
7. Have you been on vacation this Summer, if so where?
Nothing big. I did go down to Nashville for the CMA Fest and to visit a friend. We also have made a few weekend trips to the lake. We are also taking a weekend trip to Chicago in the fall. I'm trying to talk A into a vacation the week after Christmas (hint hint, I know you read this!) 

8. What is your favorite food related guilty pleasure?
I have a huge sweet tooth! I love ice cream, cupcakes, and chocolate!