Doritos!!! Oh my gah!!
Ahhh, chips and salsa!!
Fried Cheese Sticks!!
Doritos!!! Oh my gah!!
Ahhh, chips and salsa!!
I know I have been on a hiatus the past week, but for good reason... I guess it's time for me to reveal what I have been keeping a secret for almost a month...
What a wonderful Valentine's Day I had!! I am voting it THE BEST ONE EVER! My husband really out did himself!!
You see, since we are in the midst of buying our first home, we set a budget of $50. Well, he blew that right out of the water. I went slightly over, but he went, up, over, down, around and beyond the budget!
The day started off with me waking up to a FABULOUS SMELL, so I ran in the kitchen and he said (with a smile), "Go get back in bed!!" So, me and the pups, ran back down the hall and leaped back in bed and breakfast was served to me in bed... complete with a rose and the best orange juice drink ever. It was very much like a mimosa. YUM! Then he brought me my first gift! It was a certificate for a couples massage at noon! I was ECSTATIC!!! So at noon we started our day with a 1 hour couples massage. And it was AMAZING!!
We then grabbed lunch at a little local place here and headed home to do some house cleaning and dog grooming. After all that fun we got ready and opened presents (more on that below) and headed to Auburn for dinner. We skipped shopping because cleaning and grooming took a little longer than expected. We waited an hour to eat at Olive Garden but ohhhhh it was worth it!! Soooo yummy, it's just my fave place. Hands down!!
So then, we decided since we had pretty much BLOWN our eating well this weekend, we might as well head on over to Marble Slab Creamery to get some healthy treats (ha-yeah right)!
Home we went for some romantic times :) Complete with lit candles... it was a perfect day!! :)
As for gifts, I got Hubs a gray Under Armour (we are both obsessed with this) workout shirt, a book and two DVDs. (Knocked Up & Step Brothers-we love all of these dumb/hilarious movies) :) ha
He got me "Blades of Glory" (told yall we love stupid/funny movies) "Love Dare" and some amazing (much needed) Under Armour running shoes. I have been dying for these!! My shoes are completely shot! I have always been a New Balance girl , but since my new obsession with Under Armour began I have wanted a pair :) Now I got 'em :) yay! So you see, he did goooood!
(again completely blew budget)
Under Armour Women's White/Pink Proto Speed II Training Shoes
... all in one weekend! So what do these two dates have in common (for me)??? Well, I will spend every second of both days (well tonight and all day tomorrow) with my wonderful husband!
So first of all, I have a request. Would you ladies be so kind as to share where you get your decorating tips? What magazines & websites are your favorite. Hubs and I are about to be in the final stages of purchasing our first home together (more to come on that later) and I want to change things up a bit. We currently rent a home and I finally have it decorated how I like and we are moving! But I want to brighten my home up when we move. So let me in on your little secrets :) Where do you get your inspiration for decorating. I need all the help i can get. I am always so focused on fashion and celeb life when it comes to websites and magazines that I don't know where to turn to get help... so I am turning to you ladies :) Can't wait to get started!
Secondly, if you want something to just warm your heart, or if you just simply LOVE dogs (like me) then watch this 60 second video. It's not sad, just absolutely precious!! :)<
My in laws have one of these so we of course were pulling for this breed!! Their pup, Molly, is just so sweet and precious!!
(Giant Schnauzer) Ch Galilee's Pure Of Spirit
This dog actually won it's Group (Working Group). We were pumped. Hubs had Schnauzers growing up and I have always thought they were gorgeous!!!
(Welsh Corgi) Ch Ryslip History Boy
Oh what can I say about my precious Corgi's?? I will own one (soon!). I have wanted one of these (I know I say that a lot) almost right after I fell in love with Shih Tzus I fell in love with Corgis!! I mean they are so gorgeous!! Hubs is aware of my dog obsession and he knows I want one of these REALLY BAD!!
If they had let Goldendoodles in the show, I would have been going NUTS!
We will own one of these too!! I promise you that :)
I have had at least three friends tell me thus far, "I can't believe I helped vote him into office!" And all I can do is smile! I don't go off. I don't defend my FAR RIGHT CONSERVATIVE opinions and beliefs! No point. Everyone thought that this Administration would be the saving grace our country needed. Well I have news... only God can fix these problems we are facing!! Not Obama and his administration. It's all in God's hands. Nothing Obama can do will fix our country's problems. Well there is one thing... he could get on his face and pray to God!!
My friend Sassy Engineer says it best!! I agree 100%! But I too know that God is in complete control. I really have peace with everything going on in our country right now. But only because God tells me not to worry! Therefore, I am not worried. Really, I am not.
Philippians 4:6, we are commanded, " Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
1 Peter 5:7, we are instructed to "cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."
Eph. 4:22-24 tells us, sinful habits of worry must be replaced with godly habits of faith and trust along with obedience.
Edited to add: I am not criticizing Obama. I am simply stating my faith in God to fix the problems our country is facing, if it is His will! I don't think I said anything BAD about Obama, did I? I realize this post might make a few angry. That is not my intention at all. I am just sharing my FAITH!
I am dying for some of these!! :) Weird I know! I don't know why or even where I would wear them. I just think they are so cute and I want a pair (or two)! :)
I am alive!!! I survived (barely) my event this weekend!! It went really well. Of course there were a few hiccups but I was not surprised by that. They were nothing major and I made it through with only one ginormous blister from walking around campus in stilettos all day long!! I am just glad it's over and done with. I do have another event in March, but it will be a piece of cake compared to this weekend!! I hope all of you lovely ladies had a fab weekend!!
So I know I have been AWFUL about thanking all of you wonderful bloggers for the awards and the fun tags!! So I am publicly apologizing for it!! (in my best begging voice) SO SO SO SORRY! I love all of the awards and I think I have thanked each of you on your blog, I just never posted about it!! I will use the excuse of: BUSY AT WORK! :)
I got this as an email today. It is just so powerful!! Everyone remember's the Hudson River plan landing yes? That pilot is getting so much credit... but really it was God that landed that plane safely!! It's amazing how wonderful God really is; how he is complete control of everything!! This was a reminder for me, of that!!
You know when something is on your mind and it consumes every single thought you have??
It makes your stomach ache and your back hurt just thinking about it??
You want to just sleep until these thoughts go away??
You want to blurt out every thought you have about it??
You can't concentrate on work? social life? relationships?
Well that's me these days!! And I am driving myself crazy!!! CRAZY CRAZY!!
I need more rest. I need more time. I need more hours in the day!
Say a little prayer for me!
Who you ask??
My friend Erin at Blue-Eyed Bride :) She is having an awesome, HANKY PANKY, Valentines giveaway!! She's giving away Hanky Panky gift set from Nordstrom. So go over and check her out and enter this FABULOUS giveaway!!
Girls, I want to say thank you so much for all of your kind words and comments yesterday and today!! You really made me feel better!! I am so blessed to "know" each and every one of you!! I know my husband doesn't understand this, but I truly consider you all great friends!! One day I hope to meet every single one of you (Hey-it COULD happen!) :)
I am having another crazy busy day... not much excitement going on over here so I will leave you with this, it's appropriate after yesterday ... (it sent tears running down my face-simply HYSTERICAL)
Due to some pretty rude/unintelligent/judgemental comments I have received over Friday's post, I have now deleted it. I won't address the comments because honestly, they aren't worth my time!
I know who I am as a person!
I AM a Christian! I am not perfect, no one is!
And am IN NO WAY or FORM a racist! Ask any of my friends!! I can handle being called MANY things, but not that. NO WAY! I never even mentioned race on that post.
So I will let that go and move on. And I apologize to anyone that I offended!
Thank you to all my blog friends who read my blog and post positive comments. You always brighten my day!
... that you win one of the two giveaways that two of my dear friends are having right now!
First up... Check out the YUMMY giveaway my sweet friend Mojito Maven is having!! My mouth immediately starting watering when I saw this! I gotta win! What a better time to indulge a little than Valentine's Day!! (pick me, pick me!!)
Next, head over to The Reality of Happily Ever After to nominate a fellow blogger that you believe is a "Sweet Sensation" of blogland!! Her Sweet Sensation Giveaway is one of the cutest (and sweetest) ideas ever!! So hurry over to check it out!
Mojito Maven, Mrs. Newlywed from Misadventures of a Newlywed, and I will be deciding on a winner together!! We are the judges ladies so you know you have to go over and enter your favorite blogger :) To be as fair as possible, our blogs are not eligible to be nominated for this giveaway and we will not be nominating other bloggers. It's unfortunate but we must be fair!! :)
Edit to add:
Another one of my sweet friends is having a giveaway I was just made aware of :) Krystyn, at Really, Are You Serious? is having a precious giveaway!! She is giving away the cutest tote :) So head on over and enter right away!! :)
I am a crazy crazy lady today and this whole week basically, (big event on Saturday remember??) but I promise to finally return with my WWW post on Wednesday! And hopefully something funny will happen to me this week so I can share :) I love sharing funnies of my crazy little life :) Happy Monday ladies! Hugs!