Dresses from Shabby Apple

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday y'all!

It's time for Thankful Thursday!

Just some words to live by on being thankful:

What are you thankful for today?

Link up and let us know!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Happy Wednesday y'all!

Here's what I'm loving today!

I'm loving the beautiful Fall weather we've been having!

I'm loving how extra cooperative my hair has been since the weather has cooled down some!
Why can't my hair always behave this well?!

I'm loving that I'm seeing some results from all my late night studying. Yesterday I got back a 104 on a Chemistry quiz and a 91 on my Zoology exam.
You may remember that Chemistry isn't my best subject so I'm extra proud of that one :)

I'm loving burning my Fall Yankee Candles!
They're my favorite :)

What are you loving this week?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday y'all!

Here's what I'm thankful for this week.

I'm thankful for my sister Michelle.

It's her 20th birthday today!!

My sister is my best friend.
We've been through a lot together.
A lot of fights.
A lot of makeups.
A few broken hearts.
Lots of tears.
Lots of laughs.

She knows more about me than just about anyone.
She knows what I'm good at.
What I suck at.
What my favorite food is.
What I'm scared of.
And she loves me through it all.

She's the person I can tell anything to.
Who is always there to listen.
Who always offers her advice.
Who would do anything for me.
And who I would do all those things for in return.

I couldn't have been given a greater blessing in this life
than that of my sister.

And for that, I'm thankful.

Happy Birthday Michelle!! I love you!!

What are you thankful for today?

Link up and let us know!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Happy Wednesday y'all!

It feels sooo good to blog again!
And that's just one of the things I'm loving this week :)

I'm loving that I got some much needed rest over Fall break! I think schools must seriously know when we're all about to lose our minds because I don't think I could have done it for one more day!!

I'm loving that my mom and my sister got to come visit me for a couple of days. It has been awhile since we've all been able to get together at the same time.

I'm loving Youri's Halloween pajamas! He looks so cute in them, and I got them really cheap at Target :)

I'm loving that I won the super, awesome giveaway for the stuffed pumpkins from PidgApeg Cottage! They're so cute, and I can't wait to add them to my Fall decor!

I'm loving my cute new boots! And right in time for it to cool down this week :)

What are you loving this week?

Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday y'all!

This week I'm especially thankful for sleep!
Sleep is something I've definitely taken for granted.

This week in school has been especially tough.
It's the week before Fall break, so all the teachers are getting their tests in this week.
This week I had 2 quizzes, 3 tests, and I still have one more test to go today.

Yesterday I had 2 tests; one in each of my hardest subjects.
I was literally up ALL night!
So at 6:00 a.m. I had already been up for 24 hours, and my day didn't end until 5:00 p.m.!

This is what my all-nighter looked like:

Complete craziness!

So today I'm thankful that my first class isn't until 2:00 p.m. today so I have some much needed down time.
And I'm thankful that last night I got sleep!!

What are you thankful for today?

Link up and let us know!

Monday, October 10, 2011

It's A Love Story Baby Just Say Yes: Part 1

So awhile ago I was writing a 50 things post, and I asked y'all what are some things y'all wanted to know about me.
And I got an overwhelming response for people wanting to know about Chris and me!
I thought it was perfect timing since Chris and I just celebrated 5 years together!
We haven't been married for 5 years we've just been together for 5 years :)

Chris and I first met in September of 2006 at Winthrop University.
It was really by chance!
Chris had stayed a semester longer at college, and I had decided to go to Winthrop at the last minute!
I had made some new friends my first month at school, and one Wednesday evening we walked across campus to meet some friends of theirs to hang out at their house for a little while.

And that was the first time I saw him.
My friends and I were all sitting on the front porch of the house visiting, and he was on the other side of the porch reading the newspaper.
He didn't really say a lot, and the whole time I was with my friends I couldn't help staring!
He was sooo cute!! :)

So that evening came and went without so much as a word spoken between us except that we were introduced to each other.
He was introduced to me as "Garrison" which was a nickname that was given to him by his friends since there were so many Chris's around.

The next evening my friends and I went to a get together at a friend's house.
I didn't realize it then, but Chris was there too.
My friends left me alone for a minute to go to the bathroom, and that's when Chris came up to me.
We ended up talking the whole night!
(Later I would find out how shy Chris really is, and how out of character it was for him to make the first move and approach me making it even more by chance!)

That night no numbers were exchanged or anything, so I figured it was a pretty slim chance that we'd bump into each other anymore.
Not to mention that I was going home for the weekend.
Campus really cleared out over the weekends, so if we were going to bump into each other, that would have been our best bet.
Not to mention I thought that he'd probably forget all about the little ol' Freshman that he'd met on Thursday by the time the weekend was over ;)

So I went home that weekend.
The weekend came and went, and of course, I didn't hear from him.
I got back to campus Sunday night, and when I was unpacking my things I got a phone call from a friend of mine. I didn't know it, but he also knew Chris.
He had been hanging out with Chris that night, and they got to talking and my friend realized that Chris was talking about me.
As it turns out, Chris had been trying unsuccessfully to get my information all weekend!
My friend gave Chris the phone, and we exchanged our numbers and Facebook information so we would know how to get in contact with each other.

After that night, there wasn't a day that went by that I didn't talk to or see Chris.
We started seeing each other, but we decided that we would just see how it went.
We didn't want to label ourselves as together too quickly since we didn't really know each other.
We gave each other the freedom to see other people if we wanted to, but neither one of us did :)

After about 3 weeks of seeing each other, lots of late night phone calls, dinner and movie dates, and spending time together, we finally made it official :)

This is the first picture we ever took together!
We weren't even dating yet here :)

After we had been dating for a few months, Chris asked me to go with him to his fraternity's formal.
Of course, as a Freshman, this was a HUGE deal to go to formal with my super cute Senior boyfriend ;)
It was the first big thing that I had gone with to him, and I was a little nervous to be introduced to all of his friends! I just felt so young being right out of high school.
Although I thought it was definitely a good sign that he was proud enough of me to take me to a big event and show me off :)

Our relationship got serious faster than most I would say.
We had only been dating a couple of months before he told me that he knew that I was the person he was going to marry.
In fact, he even told my parents!
Not sure how they felt about that at the time :)

Here are some pictures from the beginning of our relationship!

Side note:
How about how I'd forgotten that I was at one time skinny!
What happened?!
And how can I go back??!!

That's the story of our happy beginnings!

Be on the lookout for part 2 where I'll talk about when our relationship became long distance, and the struggles that came with it!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thursday y'all!

Just a simple reminder today for Thankful Thursday.
Something I think we can all stand to hear.

So what are you thankful for today?

Link up and let us  know!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Happy Wednesday y'all!

I seriously cannot believe that it's already Wednesday, and the week is half over!

Here's what I'm loving today!

I'm loving that I'm only a week and a half away from Fall break! I seriously need it. Unfortunately, all of my teachers have decided to pile all the tests on next week before break :(

I'm loving that I finally tried Essie's Power Clutch nail polish from their Fall collection! I don't normally paint my fingernails, but I was too in love with all the pretty Fall colors this season :)

I'm loving that my mom got to come visit me last weekend! It was nice to have some fun on the weekend for a change :)

I'm loving that my Etsy shop has the most items it has ever had! I'll still be adding more new items through this week!

What are you loving today?

Hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Where You Can Find Me Today

Hey y'all!

I just wanted to let y'all know that
today I'm


I'm guest posting over at Erin's today so come on over to read my post!

Monday, October 3, 2011

TONS of new items in the Southern Charm Shop!!

Happy Monday y'all!

I wanted to share with you all the new items in my Etsy shop!


Halloween Fabric Rosette Grapevine Wreath

Keep checking back as more items will be added over the next couple of days.

Happy shopping!

Be sure to visit my Facebook page for a special discount for all my fans :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge Day 10

Happy Friday y'all!

Today is the last day of the Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge!

Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge

Day Ten
Thanksgiving Memories

My best Thanksgiving memories are from when my mom's parent's were still alive.

My sister and I would drag my grandma's Christmas tree down from the upstairs bedroom and put it up for her. We always looked so forward to it because we got to put her Christmas tree up very early, and normally before ours went up at home.
Then we would always go Black Friday shopping the day after Thanksgiving.

My mom, my sister, and I still have the Black Friday shopping tradition the day after Thanksgiving!
It's really fun for us, and really we like spending the time together the most.
Oh, and trying to secretly slip off and buy something for each other for Christmas without the other person knowing ;)

What are your Thanksgiving memories?