Thursday, October 30, 2014

On my mind...

Why do kids wake up so early? If only they understood how wonderful sleeping in really is...

Why do people get dogs and then not take care of them? Or abuse them? Breaks my heart. 


This purse is on it's way to my house. I've had it in my cart for weeks and it finally went on clearance... #winning 

Some people just don't belong in your life. Period. Sometimes, you've just gotta say "buh bye" to the toxic ones.

Only in Georgia do I need my heat on at night and air conditioning on during the day. 

Maybe that's the reason we all have sore throats and coughs.. maybe..

Two weeks and a few days and I'll be on my way to CLE. Can't come soon enough! 

Christmas shopping... this makes me happy and crazy at the same time. 

Follow your heart. It will always lead you in the right direction. 

Anyone else have extremely accurate horoscopes? Mine scared the crap out of me the other day. In a good way... 

Carving pumpkins is one of my least favorite past times. Give this girl some paint or give someone else the knife to carve because it's not for me. 

But pumpkin seeds? I'll get down with those. 

Watching the Airborne guys jump was one of the coolest things I've ever seen. I think I was more excited than Nolan was...

Platos Closet.... love it or hate it? I'm going there today to try my luck with selling and hopefully buying :) 

Have a great day! xo


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Though she be but little, she is fierce.

HorseFeathers gifts shirt (sold out)// Thrifted jeans// Rock and Candy combat boots via Rack Room Shoes c/o// Puravida bracelets (50% off your first order with this link )// Alex and Ani bracelets//Photo credit: Amy Hess Photography

I've always been sassy. 

I'm infamous for my assertiveness and knowing what I want and finding out how to get it. I've been this way since I was little and I wish I could say I remembered (or maybe it's a good thing I don't) but luckily, we have video footage and pictures to prove it. 

I'm intense... I'll say it. I can go from one extreme to the next in a matter of seconds. I'm emotional, I'm passionate, and I'm a lot to handle at times. I think Marilyn Monroe nailed it on the head with this quote because it might as well be my life motto:

“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”

I'm fierce. 

I stick up for what I believe in and I know when to fight for something or someone needs fighting for. I don't put up with bullshit and I'll tell you. Not in a mean way, but I'll call it as I see it. I would expect someone to call me out if I needed it. 

I'm honest and I'm raw. I will cry at confrontation, not because I'm scared but because I'm emotional. It's just the way I've always been and I can't say that I would change it because it's me. I'm me. 

I'm a lover. I will go out of my way to please family and friends and do things to make them smile. 
I would give a stranger the shirt off my back. 

I'm a strong believer in karma but an even stronger believer in the power of prayer. 

I'm a free spirit; I march to the beat of my own drum. 

I'm responsible but know when to let loose and have a good time. I take care of business when I need to and enjoy myself when I can. 

I'm strong. I've been through hell and back and experienced more heartache and heartbreak than I would like to admit, but I've grown from it. Through romantic relationships, friendships, different paths, military life, job experience... there's been a reason for it all. It's made my skin thicker and taught me what really matters in my life. Who really matters in my life. And who deserves to be in my life. 

And though I be but little, I am fierce. 


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New Christmas traditions with Hallmark + a giveaway!

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I know, it's only the end of October... why am I talking about Christmas already. But because Christmas is my favorite time of year and Nolan's at a super fun age this Christmas, my plotting planning had to start early. 

When Nolan was born, we started a few different holiday traditions. And although he's too young to probably ever remember them, we have pictures and videos for him to look back on and see that we've been doing them ever since the beginning. These traditions include opening and reading a different Christmas book beginning December 1st through Christmas Eve, opening new Christmas pajamas to wear to bed on Christmas Eve and of course, a little Elf on the Shelf action. 

But this year needed to be extra special. With my husband being deployed, we wanted Nolan to know that even though his daddy is far away, he's still with us in spirit for the holidays. We will also be in Ohio over Christmas to spend the holidays with my family and Santa has to know where to find us, right?! 

This book is all about the magic of Christmas and comes with the right tool to let Santa know where you are on Christmas Eve. By simply holding the button down, it will light the way for hours so that Santa can deliver the gifts that my kiddos will hopefully be getting...(if they've been good...).
This book and beacon came from Daddy so that they know despite him being gone, he's still thinking about them everyday and with us in spirit. 

We're also super excited about the Northpole Communicator! Going along with opening a Christmas book and reading it every night, this will allow us to call and communicate with someone at the Northpole everyday until Christmas. Nolan's already been dying to talk to someone on it and I keep telling him he has to wait! And even when he calls now, the elves tell us to call back later.. it's not time yet! He will be over-the-moon excited when he calls in on December 1st and gets a response! 

Christmastime is magical. Obviously, the reason for the season is the birth of Jesus but for kids, the magic also lies in Santa and the wonderful things that happen during this time of year. The music, the decorations, the toys, the snow... these are all things I remember from my childhood and I want to give my kids the same experience I had. And I want them to be able to be kids for as long as they can. 

Family and traditions are important to us and even with Zach away, the show must go on. Things like this keep the kids happy and let them enjoy the magic of the season. And I certainly don't mind partaking in these little things as well :) 

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