Thursday, April 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday-1, 3, and 5 Years Ago

Hey y'all!

A few weeks ago, Brianne did a really fun flashback and future post on her blog, and I loved it! Future posts are really hard for me to do, so today I'm borrowing her flashback idea and posting things I did 1, 3, and 5 years ago!

In 2013...
*I turned 27.
*I attended Blissdom for the second time.
*I celebrated a year with The Vintage Pearl.
*I went to my first Bloggy Boot Camp.
*I became an aunt for the fourth time.
*I met Rebekah's sweet baby James.
*I got a visit from Neely, her first trip to OKC.
*I saw Chris Mann, Amber Riley, Bon Jovi, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Reba, Vince Gill, Usher, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Ryan Tedder, New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Toby Keith, Ronnie Dunn, John Anderson, Mel Tillis, Sammy Hagar, Kellie Coffey, Krystal Keith, and Donny and Marie Osmond perform in concerts.
*I went to OKC Redhawks and Harlem Globetrotters games.
*I visited The Pink Pistol in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
*I went to court to see two of the Littles finalize their adoption.
*I saw Wicked.

In 2011...
*I turned 25.
*I met Neely for the first time in person.
*I met Karen Kingsbury, my favorite author and Pioneer Woman, one of my favorite bloggers.
*I met a ton of bloggers at Dallas Blogger Meetup.
*I went on vacation to Chicago with Neely to visit Meghan.
*I met Rebekah for the first time in person.
*I became an aunt for the third time.
*I saw Reba, The Band Perry, Steel Magnolia, Edens Edge, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, Jordin Sparks, Sammy Kershaw, and Kellie Pickler perform in concerts.

In 2009...
*I saw Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler, and Gloriana in concert with Jessica.
*I went to Memphis and Nashville on a girls trip with Momma and Mom-Mom.
*I met Kristin Chenoweth.
*I saw Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, and Clay Walker in concert.
*I had hand surgery.

What are your most memorable moments from the 1, 3, or 5 years ago?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Sunday Social, Week 97

Hey y'all!

Today's Sunday Social is all about our bests!

1. What was your best birthday?
It's so hard to choose! I've had a lot of great birthdays!

2. What was your best vacation?
Again, I can't pick just one :) One would definitely be my trip to Memphis and Nashville with Momma and Mom-Mom. We went to Graceland in Memphis, and then we spent a few days in Nashville.

Another would definitely be my trip with Neely to visit Meghan in Chicago! We got to do all of the fun touristy stuff like Harpo Studios and the Bean, and we went to some of Meghan's favorite places and see a NKOTBSB concert!

3. What is the best date you've ever been on?
These are the hardest questions! high school, a guy took me to a park for a picnic after we'd had dinner and gone to a movie. He had my favorite cheesecake and a Dr. Pepper. It was sweet!

4. What is the best movie(quality) you've seen?
Uh...Frozen? :) I have no idea.

5. What is the best TV show ending of all time?
I don't think I can pick one. I don't really like when my favorite shows end, so I usually don't like the endings! My favorite soap opera Sunset Beach ended pretty good, and more recently, I loved the ending of Private Practice. I'm still really sad it ended though :(

Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up with Neely and me!

Next week's questions

1. 5 songs you'll listen to the rest of your life
2. 5 things on your bucket list
3. 5 celeb you'd love to hang out with for a day
4. 5 things you always carry in your purse
5. 5 books on your reading list
6. Share the last 5 pictures on your phone 

Have a great Sunday!

Friday, April 11, 2014

5 on Friday!

Hey y'all!

It's time for another 5 on Friday!

Yesterday was National Sibling Day! I have a pretty fantastic, bratty, sweet, annoying little brother, so I had to post a few throwback pics of us. So cute, right? :)

My newest necklace from The Vintage Pearl came this week! It's my first gold piece, and I'm IN LOVE with this necklace! I think everyone needs one, so you should go here and get one! 

Speaking of The Vintage Pearl, Monday was the two year anniversary of my store opening! It's crazy to think it's already been two years!

Two of my fabulous friends have new kids' clothing boutiques, and y'all just need to see them!

Meg is opening Little Kennedy Boutique soon! She's been sharing some preview pictures on Facebook, and I can't wait to see more! I know my Littles will definitely be wearing some cute stuff from the shop!

Lindsay just opened Paper Doll Clothing Company, her own clothing line! Her little tshirts are absolutely darling, and I can't wait to see more cuteness! 

Do y'all watch Dallas? The new one? As a soap opera fan, I've always heard about the original, but a couple of weeks ago, Ashton got me watching the new one, and OH MY GOODNESS IT'S AWESOME! Not kidding, Tuesday night I stayed up until 1:00am finishing up the second season, and I NEED the new one to be on Netflix asap. I love that it has a mix of new characters as well as characters from the original. It's a lot of fun!

How has your week been?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday Tunes: ACM Edition

Hey y'all!

Sunday night was the Academy of Country Music Awards! Y'all know I love my country music, so I was tuned in for the whole three hour show. Normally I post my predictions before the show, but this year, I completely forgot. I'm actually glad that I didn't, because I would've been wrong on almost all of them! I disagreed with a few of them, but the one thing I did love about the show was a lot of new singles were debuted! Here are a few that I loved!

"My Eyes"-Blake Shelton & Gwen Sebastian

"Medicine"-Blake Shelton & Shakira

"Meanwhile Back at Mama's"-Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

"Automatic"-Miranda Lambert

"River Bank"-Brad Paisley

"Chainsaw"-The Band Perry

My favorite moment of the show had to be George Strait winning Entertainer of the Year!

Did you watch the show? What are your favorite songs right now?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Sunday Social, Week 96

Hey y'all!

Today's Sunday Social is all about the Twitter :)

1. When did you join twitter?
I think I joined twitter in 2009. It's been so long that I can't really remember :)

2. Who is your favorite non-celeb to follow?
I love following all of my family and friends that don't live here! I love being able to keep up with them and feel like I'm a part of their lives, even though we don't get to see each other very much!

3. Who is your favorite celeb to follow?
Joshua Morrow, who plays Nick Newman on The Young and The Restless is a fun one. Karen Kingsbury tweets a lot of inspirational quotes and Bible verses, and I like reading those. I like following Shonda Rhimes, creator of Greys, Private Practice, and Scandal. It's fun reading stuff about the shows from her point of view.

4. Have you ever had a celeb respond to a tweet?
I've actually had quite a few! It's fun! Brian McNamara, aka General Holden, has tweeted me several times over the last couple of years! Those have been SO MUCH FUN. One of the most exciting tweets I've gotten though was from Eric Braeden, aka Victor Newman on The Young and the Restless. He tweeted me last summer. THE Victor Newman tweeted ME!

5. What is your favorite store/brand to follow?
I really don't follow many brands. What brands should I be following?

6. Give us three tweeps we should be following.
Neely. My bff and fabulous cohost. Duh!
Dana Weiss (Possessionista). Following her during Bachelor/Bachelorette shows is hilarious. Plus, she tweets about really cute clothes!
Honest Toddler. I don't have kids, but this twit account cracks me up!

Be sure to follow me!!

Your turn! Answer the questions, grab our button, and link up with Neely and me!

Next week's questions

These are all about our bests!

1. What was your best birthday?
2. What was your best vacation?
3. What is the best date you've ever been on?
4. What is the best movie(quality) you've seen?
5. What is the best TV show ending of all time?
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, April 4, 2014

5 on Friday

Hey y'all!

It's Friday!! Woo hoo! I don't know about you, but I'm just THRILLED that this week is coming to an end. I'm linking up with the 5 on Friday girls again today!

1. Sunday morning, Jet and Cord McCoy from The Amazing Race spoke at my church! The spoke about maintaining your faith no matter where you are. They are both such nice guys, and it was great to hear them speak!

2. Sunday night, I went to see Divergent...again :) Since Ashton didn't get to go the night we all went, we went to see it again with her! It was great, just like before. We went to a theater with reclining seats, so I brought my favorite blanket and movie snacks!  

3. Last week I ordered a dress from ModCloth to try for a wedding I'm going to next month. I've never shopped with them before, but I found a pretty dress I just had to try. It was delivered yesterday, and I LOVE IT!

4. It has been kind of a rough "grownup" week for me. I've been dealing with insurance and tax stuff all week, and I finally got all of the issues (hopefully) worked out yesterday. To reward myself, I had a cupcake with Natalie and Cathy! It was chocolate turtle cheesecake, and it was like a little taste of heaven. It was pretty too!

5. I'm having a Thirty-One giveaway, and I'm pretty sure you need to enter! Someone will win a $31 gift certificate! Get entered here!

What are your weekend plans?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Crafting with the Littles (A Thirty-One Giveaway)

*This product was sent to me to review, but all opinions are my own.*

Hey y'all!

Every Sunday night January through Easter, Colby and I help take care of the Littles while Joyce and Wade do a program with the big kids. Normally we just put a movie on one of our iPads, but a couple of weeks ago, I took some of my craft supplies to do an activity with them instead. I always use a huge bag to carry all of my supplies!

A few weeks ago, I received a zip-top organizing utility tote from Thirty-One Gifts!
Isn't it pretty? The pattern is called citrus medallion, and I LOVE it!

I love how Thirty-One products can be personalized! I love my A on this one!

One of the things I love most about this tote is that it has SO MANY POCKETS! There are two in the front, one on each side, and three in the back. Perfect for a craft bag, right?

It even holds my glue bottle :)

The zipper on the top keeps all of my craftiness contained!

For my craft project with the Littles, I gave them different colored pieces of paper for them to tear into little pieces, one of each colors of the rainbow.

When the paper was all torn up, I gave them each a big sheet of white paper, and we started gluing the colors in rows.

Colby even got in on the fun :)

When we were finished, we had four darling little rainbows!

My Thirty-One tote was the perfect bag for carrying all of the supplies for our craft night. Thirty-One Gifts has a lot of other great products!
I have a Thermal Tote similar to this one that I use for carrying my lunch to work.

The All Pro Tote is one of the April Specials! I love this cute pattern!

The Pro Duffle is another April Special!

Thirty-One Gifts is giving away a $31 gift certificate to one of my readers!

Here's how you can win.
We're going to do this the old-fashioned way :) Leave a comment for each thing you do!

1. Visit the Thirty-One Gifts website and tell me what you would use your gift certificate for.

2. Join my consultant Lisa's Thirty-One Facebook Group.

3. Get 5 additional entries if you place an order! You can email Lisa at to place your order.

4. Tweet, share on Facebook, or blog about this giveaway.

Winner will be chosen on April 7th!

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