Thursday, June 28, 2012

Two Little Things

I wrote a few marriage advice tips over here on Amy's blog


I wrote about how God is working in my life over here on Debbie's blog

I'm turning off comments here, so y'all can go and visit me there. 

Pwetty pwease. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Husband Funnies

So unfortunately for my poor husband, he is having to suffer through watching The Bachelorette with me each week. Normally I would probably get annoyed at his constant talking/making fun, but even I have to admit that this season has been a little bit...boring. So he makes it pretty fun.

I started taking notes of some of his comments during the show and I decided to share with y'all. If you don't watch the show, sorry, you won't get them. If you do, I hope you enjoy. I was crying I was laughing so hard. 

"Way to make us all feel totally uncomfortable with that terrible kiss. Get out." - about Doug

"Are these guys really serious when they cry as they're leaving? They barely know her."

"Does he have on skinny jeans and pawpaw slip on shoes?" - about Jef

Emily: "Jef has fun with anything." Hubs: "Yeah, because he's twelve."

"What is so fascinating about walking into some dadgum library?"

"This is creeping me out. They aren't even looking at each other. They are talking with puppets."

"Oh look, there just happened to be a blanket in the library they stumbled upon."

"The things these guys say better be scripted. Or they are pathetic."

"Oh my gosh, you woman. Quit crying. He's got a quivering lip and everything." - about Chris at the rose ceremony

"Where are the men who don't cry?"

"Wow, that's a hideous dress." - about Emily's rose ceremony dress

"I'd punch him in the mouth right then for doing that." - about Chris asking to talk to Emily during the middle of the rose ceremony and then getting a rose

And that's just the ones that I remembered to take note of. The hubs is a hoot. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sometimes and Always #32

Sometimes: I get so excited when people link up with me each week.

Always: It takes me awhile to get around to reading them all, but I really do try to!

Sometimes: I wonder what happened to my late night loving ways. 

Always: I am in the bed before 11 each night these days, whereas it used to be 1 or 2. 

Sometimes: I just don't have much to say. Working a 12 hour shift will do that to ya. 

Always: I've really changed my way of thinking about my blog, making it more of a hobby instead of a requirement...really just enjoying it and not feeling guilty if I don't post for a day or two.

Sometimes: I wonder if I will have a favorite child, because I kinda sorta maybe have a favorite dog. 

Always: I feel like that's pretty awful to admit!!

Shhhhh...don't tell the other two!

Now say hello to my adorable sponsor, Meghan. She's really one of the sweetest people that I've met through the blog world and she just radiates this great happy, positive attitude that I love. The world (blog and real life) needs more people like her, I think. See for yourself as she shares a few sometimes/always of her own with us today.

Hi! I'm Meghan and I'm the newly 20 something behind the blog, They Call Her Meghan. My blog is my showcase for my love of Jesus, my family and friends, and all the little things in life that make it so rich! Come by sometime and say hi! I love meeting new people!

Sometimes: I wish I lived on my own in my own apartment. 

Always: I am so grateful to my parents for letting me stay with them while I'm in school!

Sometimes: I take my family for granted. 

Always: God reminds me how much I should cherish them!

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Feed Me and I'm Happy

Picture this: It's Saturday night, the hubs and I are snuggled up on the couch and the tv is on. 

(Yes, we are party people)

Me: "S'mores sound delicious right now. I would love one."
Hubs: "Want me to get the stuff?"
Me: "Would you?? YESSS! Do I have to go, too?"
Hubs: "No, you just stay here and I'll be right back."

Ten minutes later and he returned with all the yummies needed to make s'mores and I was the happiest little wifey on the planet. I mean, I'm always pretty happy, but when he does things like that (involving food!) I just get even happier. He knows the way to my heart.

Did y'all do (or eat) anything sweet this weekend?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hi, This is Me...Now Let's Talk About You

If there's one thing I love, it's food. 

Wait, that wasn't supposed to go like that. Let's try that again. 

If there's one thing I love, it's forming relationships with y'all and really getting to know each other. I love that "internet friends" can really become real life friends. It can happen, trust me. 

So with that being said, let's get to know each other a little bit better today. I'm going to share a few things about me, and then in return I want y'all to answer the same questions in the comments. Deal? (Hey silent readers, y'all can comment, too! Yep, I just called y'all out.)

1) Where the heck are you located?
- I'm in good ole hot and humid Louisiana. 

2) How old are you?
- I'm 26, feeling more like 80 some days. 

3) What is something that you are passionate about?
- I'd say food, my husband/family and the Lord. 

4) Favorite book?
- Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, hands down. 

5) Morning or night person?
- I'm such a night person. The earliest part of the morning that I want to see is noon. 

6) What is one fun/unique thing about you?
- I rock back and forth ALL the time, whether I'm sitting or standing. I have to constantly be in motion. My mom says it's because I was the only baby in the nursery when I was born, so I got all the attention. 

Thanks for playing along. I'm excited to get to learn a little bit more about y'all today. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I Think I'm Rambling

I'm sitting with my computer open right now (it's Tuesday night at 10 pm) and there are several topics that I want to write about. I want to pour my heart out onto the screen and just write one of "those posts" where you sit back and sigh and just say, "wow, that felt really good." 

But I keep getting distracted by my cute hubby and our crazy fur-dogs and how cute they look playing and snuggling and just being all around silly. They are dancing for treats and trying to squish onto the couch/chair with us and it's just a sweet little sight for my eyes.

Even though they really aren't supposed to be on the couch, I just had to take a few pictures. But sometimes looking cute gets you privileges, am I right?

Great pictures, yes? Or not. Because great pictures would require light and there was no way I was getting up to cut the light on. Oh well. You win some, you lose some. 

So yeah, that amazing knock your socks off deep blog post that I was going to write just got shot down by a pretty sappy post about my sweet family. But that's okay, because I'm just feeling happy and blessed and all kinds of content and it's nice to treasure that feeling. 

Quick, what are three things that you are feeling blessed by today?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sometimes and Always #31

Sometimes: It's nice to take a little break from the old blog. 

Always: I miss keeping up with what everyone has been up to. 

Sometimes: There is nothing better than snuggling on the couch and watching tv. 

Always: Husbands were just made to snuggle. Thank you, Lord. 

Sometimes: Watching "my shows" with my husband can be quite hilarious. 

Always: He loves to make fun, especially of shows like The Bachelorette. 

Sometimes: We need to learn that good things can take time. 

Always: Flowers remind me of that...something so small can turn into something amazing. 

Sometimes: I hate that blogging/social media can make people feel so insecure. 

Always: I hope that we remember that everyone is facing problems in life, even those bloggers who chose not to ever show it. Let's build each other up, not make each other feel less than perfect.

Sometimes: I've heard that you are supposed to eat "breakfast like a king."

Always: I hope that includes huge cinnamon rolls that are bigger than my face. 

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Shanny Baby's Wedding

At long last (more like four days later), I'm sharing some pictures from my friend's wedding this past weekend. Mostly because the new bride keeps texting me every morning before they head off to Disney, "Is my wedding on the blog today?" Totally true story. 

My little friend Shannon is so stinking cute. Her and her fiance' are sweet and adorable and a little bit odd, but super cool at the same time. Does that make sense? Their wedding was "so them" and every single detail just really spoke of who they are and what they love. I love weddings like that. 

The sweet bride. 


Sweet hubs. 

And that last picture is how we all felt afterward...pooped. 

I'll be back with deeper thoughts and words soon, just as soon as I can stop going to bed at 9 pm. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Days with the Littles

Before I share any more wedding pictures from my friend's wedding this past weekend, I just had to share a few pictures of the cutest babies in the world. I spent three nights with them (their mom is one of my college besties) and we had the best time just spending the days together. 

Rehearsal dinner. 

Bridal breakfast. 

These two little cuties are such a joy to my life.

PS: I am STILL trying to catch up on my sleep. I just cannot get enough of it lately. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sometimes and Always #30

Sometimes: I plan to do a lot of stuff on my off days. 

Always: My laziness wins and I end up reading/blogging/watching tv all day. 

Sometimes: It hits me how blessed I am to have such an amazing husband. 

Always: I want to be the best wife ever to him. 

Sometimes: It really is refreshing to feed your body something healthy. 

Always: That doesn't mean I'm going to give up dessert anytime soon!

Grilled chicken salad with raspberry dressing. 

Sometimes: These Louisiana tv shows (Duck Dynasty, Cajun Justice) make me laugh. 

Always: My husband is addicted to them all. 

Sometimes: I wish that I didn't have to highlight my hair. 

Always: I really dislike my natural dirty blonde hair. 

Sometimes: Keeping change in a piggy bank by our bed really adds up. 

Always: It's fun to see dimes and quarters add up to "real" money. 

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Home Feels Good

After three days away, I'm home and recovering from wedding planning. I'm off today and I'm pretty sure that my recovery calls for the bed until noon and breakfast lunch in bed. 

The wedding was amazing and the Lord kept the rain away (it was an outside wedding with no real backup plan...eeks). It was so emotional and sweet to see one of my best friends walk down the aisle and get to experience the entire day and all the special moments with her. 

I'm seriously exhausted and can barely think to type, but I wanted to share a little sneak peek with y'all and make sure that y'all know that I'm still kicking over here.

The venue. 

The dresses. 

The food. 

Special thanks to my hubby for cleaning the entire house while I was gone. What a nice surprise to come home to! I think I'll keep him. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

An Outfit Post

For those of y'all that are long time readers over here, y'all know that I'm not a fashion blogger. 


Getting dressed up and convincing my hubby to take pictures of me is just not my cup of tea. I like scrubs and pajamas, thank you very much. However, duty blog bestie Michaela asked me to do a style post for her this week as she prepares to move back home and I happily consented. 

So head on over to her blog to check out my first "real" outfit post...and leave some love for Pete's sakes. I'm feeling all kinds of awkward and vulnerable. Hats off to the fashion bloggers that do this every day!

Here's a sneak peek:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Five Things

Five things that I'm loving right now:

1) Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer - amazing lip protection with a hint of color. Perfect for summer.

2) The YouVersion Bible App - makes it super easy to read the bible all day long.

3) Blog friends that randomly email me to say "hey, how are you doing?"

4) Air drying my hair - it's so nice to ditch the blow dryer and the Chi. Hello waves.

5) Christian radio stations - I love being able to praise the Lord as I drive.

The next few days are going to be crazy busy as I help one of my best friends set up and prep for her wedding on Saturday. I'll be sharing peeks of the weekend on Instagram, so find me. (mackeymadness)

Happy almost weekend, friends!

(Hubby fake sleeping to get out of a picture!)

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