Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Busted my @#%

OK ladies, this is my inspiration board (a section of it) that is on bright red poster board right on the wall in my bedroom (does nothing for my decor but hey)! No, that is not my body, but this below was. You can tell by the hair scrunchy that is was a few yrs ago, ok, 10!

That is on my refrigerator!

I have to walk by both of these every morning, and I must say that it works! See it and you will achieve it! I have now worked out 7 out of the past 8 days and as my 80 year old grandmother would say, "You go GURL!!". I am so proud of myself! I get out in our hot garage on my treadmill (program 8) and turn on my I-Pod! I was going to town to Akon's Smack That (don't judge, it gets me moving)and I thought I would try to do the little side ways trot move...Yea, I busted my @#%! It was just like you see on Americas Funniest Videos where the person slides all the way off and BAM hits the wall! I swear if I had a video camera I would have been $10,000 richer! I thought I was more coordinated than that, but I guess not! I'll keep practicing!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Granny B's dresses

Our sweet dresses came in and these are the 2 patterns I chose for the girls. I got two in each pattern and they turned out beautiful. I even asked her to add a wider hem on the bottom and of course she did! They are so cute and I can't wait to get my girls in these dresses on the beach for an updated picture! I got them here Tell her I sent ya if you go over! Granny B is great, and her Holiday line is precious! Yes, I said Holiday! It will be here before we know it! Of course I won't feel it here in HOT FLORIDA!!!! YUK!!!!

Now let's just see how long it takes to get them out of here (my closet)! Trying to get all 4 girls together, happy, and having a good hair day, lately has seemed impossible! We will see!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Every Southern Belle needs a sun hat!

Allie Grace is getting so big! She looks like she is ready for the races in this floppy hat!

20 Pink Piggies

Just 20 more to go! Opps, 30 more, mine need it too!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Thanks a lot honey!!!

My wonderful husband loves to take the little ones and go to the grocery store! I do not mind this at all, because I can not stand to go. Remember, I live in Celebration, so when you go to our Publix, there are tons and tons of tourist from Disney. It is always packed, and I can only take seeing so many "adults" walking around in mickey ears. No offense, I love Disney too, but I see this all the time! Tons of Mickey stuff on every aisle! It gets crazy! My point is that when he takes Madi and Mallory to the grocery store they take their little metal grocery carts, and yes he lets them fill them up! I asked him why buys what they put in their carts instead of very carefully putting it all back and his reply was," well, you know, Madi wanted it, and she would have pitched a fit!" Hello! Who comes home from Publix with a Barbie boogie-board, Dora cup($6 crazy), and about 4 books! Dear Lord! Oh yes, and thanks for purchasing this little tub of beauty knowing that I am on a diet! It is hard enough to put all the little cookie dough squares on the pan w/out eating one, and here it is in a tub!! Like I am not going to scoop out a spoon of that sweet loveliness after dinner! Preciate it!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Rub a dub dub-2 girls in 2 tubs???

Madi just had to get baby Allie's tub and make a boat! Those girls are too funny!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

You go girl!

Is this not the most adorable picture!! This is my niece Kaiden! Look at her in that bikini, bless it, she takes after me!!! I could eat her up! I love you Kaiden!

Tagged by Kiss My Pink Tiara- I just love her!

A. Attached or Single? Very married
B. Best Friend? Mom, and my sisters
C. Cake or pie? pecan pie AND red velvet cake
D. Day of choice? Saturday
E. Essential item? my camera
F. Favorite color? Pink of course
G. Gummy bears or worms? worms
H. Home town? Greenville, South Carolina I just love it!
I. Favorite indulgence? paint pens, fabric and nice clothes when I am skinny! I am so boring!
J. January or July? January! I love snow. I won't be seeing any of that here in Florida
K. Kids? 4 beautiful daughters
L. Life is not complete without? God and family
M. Marriage date? May 29
N. Number of brothers and sisters? 1 brother and 2 sisters
O. Oranges or Apples? Clementines
P. Phobias? Bugs!
Q. Quotes? A son is yours until he takes a wife, a daughter is yours for the rest of your life! My mother told me this to make me feel better when the ultra sound tech told me I was having another girl!
R. Reasons to smile? That I have been blessed with 4 healthy children
S. Season of choice? Fall -because that means college football!!!!!!
T. Tag 5 people: Dee's Joy (my sister),Kelly's Korner,Clemson Girl and the coach, scarlettstrawberry, Classy Chaos, Bonnie Blue, and Amanda
U. Unknown fact about me? I am addicted to office supplies, mainly pens and markers! It's really bad! See pics below
V. Vegetable? Corn on the cob or a tomato out of my grandpas garden
W. Worst habit? Spending too much money- I just can't help it! They need those smocked dresses, and they all have to match so I need 4!
X. X-ray or Ultrasound? I have had my share of ultrasounds that's for sure!
Y. Your favorite food? my MiMi's mac and cheese and MY shrimp and cheese grits! YUM YUM
Z. Zodiac sign? Taurus

This is a drawer in my closet!

These were on the shelf in my closet and the blue bag is jammed full of more pens!

These were in the dining room hutch! I won't even go toward the desk! Way too much to photograph!

Yes, and these came out of my purse! See the Montblanc my husband put in my stocking, and yet I still carrying my .99 Bic! Gotta love pens!!!

I didn't even begin to start taking pics of all my scrap booking stuff! That is for another post!

I get this honest, from my mother! Every time I call her she is in Office Depot, BUYING A PEN!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

1 down only 3 more to go!

Hard to see, but it turned out really cute!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

What can I do today?

With all this rain comes great ideas! When I was 8 months pregnant with Allie, I became this creative monster, and now with all the rain I am stuck inside and starting to make more fun stuff! I have started this great wooden plaque for Allie Grace and I just painted it, so as soon as it is complete I will show you guys! I drew the monogram, but now I have to draw it on the wood. I just hope it comes out as cute as when I drew it on paper! I am going to use a soft pink to do the monogram and hang it with pink ribbon. I am going to put it on her door, of course now I will have to make 3 more for little A,Madi and Mallory!

I didn't leave Georgia out! I made this out of a Christmas box top and left over fabric. How cute will that be with a monogrammed G in hot pink! I so need a monogram machine! HMMMM...
I painted these for Madi, and now I am totally re-doing her room so guess what? I will have to repaint them again(they were black before this!). Oh well, I am sure I will have another rainy day to do that!
I painted this for Ashlyn and I still love it!

Rain again, are you kidding me??

I think we are on about day 10 of rain here in Florida! Yuk! As you can see, the girls are not happy! Allie Grace couldn't care less, she is snuggly in her bed asleep! Oh how nice it would be to nap! What is that anyway? Nap, huh, no clue!?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

More on Mallory's room

I took these pictures of the girls on the beach before Mallory was born, and the toile is left over wall paper from my guest bathroom! What an easy fun project that was! I need to update those photos for sure! This foot stool was old, ugly and on sale! All I did was recover it to match the chair, and that too was easy! I had fun in her room, so now time to move on to Madi's room!

Rag-a-muffin swag thingy....

This is what I have been doing over the last couple of days...

I got the idea from this web-site she is amazing!

First it was left over fabric and shirts that no longer fit...

Then I cut them into strips...

and...Ta-Da A fabric swag thingy
What do you think? I know, I need to paint the walls, but I have no idea what color!
I made this picture board last year for Mallory's room, and look still no pictures!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. ~Marion C. Garretty

Monday, July 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Lauren!

Happy Birthday to my little sister Lauren! Here she is with her husband Michael! We love him too! :) I was out of town and could not do her a birthday post, so here it is! I love you both!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Madi and Ava, then and now!

This is the last 4th of July post, I promise!

Mallory watching, and LOVING, the fireworks with Uncle Alex! Aunt Nicole and Uncle Alex
Braden found a very comfy seat!
Gavin, our little clown!
They were LOUD, but beautiful!

..and more photos!!!

Madi loves to dance with her Daddy! Bill, Ava and Madi dancing to the live Swing Band!Mallory had to get in there and DIP!
Bill ,Madi and sweet Mallory
Ava, Aunt Nicole and Madi
Mommy and Daddy

More of the 4th...

We had such a great visit with Bill's brother Alex, and his wife Nicole! They have 2 boys, Braden and Gavin, and 1 princess named Ava! Ava and Madi always have so much fun! Here are some great pictures from our fireworks festival downtown in Celebration! I hope everyone had a great holiday!
Do ya think my child loves the camera?
Aunt Nicole with Allie Grace
Yes, I did the bow, and it was darn cute!

We had such a great visit with Bill's brother Alex, and his wife Nicole! They have 2 boys, Braden and Gavin, and 1 princess named Ava! Ava and Madi always have so much fun! Here are some great pictures from our fireworks festival downtown in Celebration! I hope everyone had a great holiday!