"....I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." ~James 10:10~

Monday, November 19, 2012

{Gobble with it...}

I'm getting SO excited about THANKSGIVING!!!

To get in the Thanks"giving" mood, Molly and I bought a couple birds for a local charity and dropped them off today at lunch :)
Rewind a few hours and I chowed down on what I consider a pricey and gourmet breakfast...
YUM! Nutrition facts made me happy, too!
Of course, I had to have the peppermint latte to go with it...such an indulgent morning:)

In keeping with such a great day, look who showed up when I got home from work!

Tinkerbell is our sweet 3-legged kitty who was "stolen"  adopted by our neighbors when we moved into our new house. I think she preferred the cans of wet cat food they put out for her 24-7 :) And that was fine with us...we still see her every now and then and their little girl LOVES her so much!
Thanks for visiting Tink!

Later, Trav and I went to Moe Monday (it's sorta becoming our Monday night tradition:)
 and I ate WAY TOO MUCH! At this rate, I'm going to be as big as a barn by Christmas!

Oh Lawd!!!


Sunday, November 18, 2012


I would like to preface this picture by saying.... THIS THE REAL DEAL!!!
Untouched...unedited...I just woke up this morning looking THIS good!!!

It's not easy but somebody's gotta do it :)

Anyway...on to DEALS! DEALS! DEALS!!!!
I hit Burke's Outlet on the PERFECT DAY! 95% CLEARANCE!!!

The receipt was a MILE long (so now you know why there's no pic of it:)

The haul included:

4 pair of sunglasses
4 beach bags
5 pairs of panama jack flip flops
2 Almay liquid bronzers
1 Estee Lauder lipstick
2 pair of rampage sandals
2 pair of cute summer flip flops
5 pocket books
2 slip-n-slides
1 giant blow up walrus for the pool
2 kiddie pools
1 disc thrower game
8 new pair of panties
5 new pair of socks
1 witch to put up for next Halloween
1 bathing suit
1 adidas running shirt for Trav
2 Christmas cd's
1 pair of pajama shorts
2 sleep shirt gift packages

 ...Those new clothes :)...

And a Diet Coke!

The GRAND TOTAL: $42.30!!!! And I'm gonna have awesome beach bags made up for my sistah-friends next summer :)

Three items were at normal price, too and it was STILL such a good deal :) I love shopping there when I can find the good DOTS!

Yesterday, I fixed my hair....hehe!!!...
and we went to see the Clemson Tigers play! :)
...and today Molly and Makayla joined us for breakfast at iHop. Trav went to play golf with his Dad and the girls did a little Christmas shopping at the Holly Jolly Holiday Fair.

It was a WONDERFUL WEEKEND! I am more THANKFUL than ever for my family and friends!!!


Monday, November 12, 2012

{6 AMAZING years....}

Feels like just yesterday we said "I do." But it's actually been 2,190 days. So many good---a handful of bad---but through it all we've grown to love and respect each other more and more every day. I feel so blessed to have someone who knows and loves me so intimately to share my life with and to be my best friend.

Now...on to our celebration weekend :)
We decided to go camping! It's so pretty outside right now and we wanted to enjoy nature for the weekend. Plus it's super affordable and super relaxing!
Trav got the tent set up (it's getting a little easier every time...hehe)
After all that hard work, we went to the restaurant there on-site (we actually ate there every meal because it was much more convenient than cooking at the campsite) and had a delicious seafood buffet.
We chowed down on seafood during last year's anniversary trip, too. Some things never change I guess:)

Everything was so BEAUTIFUL!

And Glory was such a good girl the entire trip!
She had so much fun playing outside with us. From horseshoes, to tennis, to tetherball, and loooong walks...we did it all!

Although it got down to 37 degrees the first night, our little heater (plus some snuggling:) kept us warm :) At night we watched movies and played games in the tent. We slept like babies until after 9 am every morning and then went back up to the restaurant for a big breakfast.
Breakfast is my FAVORITE meal and I wish I could have one like this every morning :) One day it was actually free because their credit machine was down and they couldn't run cards so...Happy Anniversary to us...lol!

From then...
Edisto 2011
to now....
Hickory Knob 2012
...one year has given us so many gifts and memories to cherish forever! We are blessed!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

{Rock the Vote}

I did my part!

My sticker was so super tiny so I thought I should put it somewhere noticeable :)


Made a pot of homemade veggie beef soup to celebrate democracy (and a hopeful change!) :) No connection between the two---soup just sounded like a good dinner!

 I wore my new blouse and cool clear vintage belt today for a nice 64 cent goodwill combo:)
But I dropped a glob of raspberry vinegarette on it during lunch :( Boo!
 I once heard spraying a stain with hairspray would help so I gave it a shot. Laundry cycle should be finished soon so we'll see....

Another bummer today....
I went to Starbucks for a skinny peppermint mocha and after drinking about half of it I realized it was actually a white chocolate mocha (containing almost 500 calories!!!). I knew it tasted WAY too sweet but I was on my phone and not really paying attention. Sadly, can't get those wasted calories back but luckily Starbucks is giving me a free drink next time:)

So, cheers anyway!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

{Clear it out!}

Guess where we're going...
The Goodwill Clearance Center!
P.S Isn't Ali's thrifted outfit super cute?:)
Fran found a few treasures...
...and Ali found this awesome poncho/blanket which she let me have :)

...I found a cute silk top
....and a Christmas gown that was just a tad too little :( probably since it's for a child. Hehe! But I really tried to make it fit! :)

(Glory is gonna LOVE that ball!)
After searching through bin after bin we were ready for some din-din! :) Sorry...couldn't resist!
Hellllooooo Olive Garden!

Finished the night off with a Peppermint Mocha (pretty good but they didn't have sugar-free syrup:( I guess I was expecting too much from McDonalds...lol!)

Final Shopping Count:

32 items for $10.49!

Ironically that's 32 cent for each item :)

Can't wait to try it all out!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

{Saturdays are made for this....}

Just in case anyone ever wonders why I can't leave home without a lint roller! His favorite sleeping spot is on a freshly cleaned load of laundry :)

Today was such a nice, lazy day (see above:)

Molly, Makayla and I spent the day shopping and even bought a few Christmas gifts. BTW: I can't wait until BLACK FRIDAY!!!

At the mall, Makayla rode just about every thing that took quarters:)
We stopped in at Books-A-Million for an afternoon treat. The little girl had gummies and the big girls had peppermint mochas....HEAVENLY!

Got an amazing new candle...
...and started my basket of fun Christmas stuff to use the moment the Turkey crows for the last time:)