Friday, June 29, 2012

Letters on Fabulous Friday!

It's Friday y'all and I'm linking up again to write letters yo!


Dearest Heat, Summer is here! I know that you are in full season, but take it easy this weekend. I will be camping and riding around in the teryx. I want to be able to enjoy it and not sweat to death. Thanks in advance! ;)
This was yesterday on my way home from work around 5:30pm!

Dearest Mommy & Daddy, I'm so glad that you are going to get some time to yourselves for vacation instead of having a ton of people around. You all need the relaxation! We love you! 

Dearest Fires in Colorado, I have friends out there. Plese keep them safe. I have been really excited to see them and they need big ole southern hugs from this girl! So simmer down any day now!

Dearest Hubby, Thank you for planting the sunflowers in our backyard! Most imporantly, thank you for planting them where I can see them every morning when I wake up and get ready for work! I love you bunches!


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Blogging and Getting the Word Out

When I read this post the other day, it got the gears in my mind churning! (smell the smoke?)

HOLD THE PHONE! You need to check this girl out! Amanda is an awesome mother and she's photographer too! I enjoy seeing her pictures and that cute little girl she has! Her hubby likes to bow fish and that trips me out! I found her via Show & Tell vlog that Raven and Becky hosted a while back! Click on her button and check out her blog! Tell her I sent ya!

Okay so, I'm getting back on track here. I remember starting this blog not having a dang clue as to what I was doing or what my intentions were. You don't ever want to read my first post. It's horrible! Kinda sad if you ask me!

After about a year, I started getting the hang of it but still unsure about things. I know that blogs have no rules and you can do what you want with your blog. It is for you and about you after all!
So since reading that post yesterday I figured I would share my opinions about certains things that go on in this here blogland! Remember these are my opinions. Your's may be completely different and that is A OK!

(Preface: I do not know hardly anything about blogging like some of my blog friends do. Heck some bloggers I know do this for a living and I am proud of them!)
Buttons. I thought that buttons were just that. An icon type thing that sits on a blogger's side bar to let other readers know what you read or that you really like that persons blog! Kind of like getting your blog out there by the word of mouth! Or I seem to think so. Some bloggers make money from this but I choose not to. If I like you, I like you and will show some love. I think that is what it's all about. Showing love to one another through our blogs. Yeah now I sound like some hippie chick, I'm okay with that. Ha! Peace Love and unicorns baby!

Anywho, Next thing: Social Networking. Well I've got a personal Facebook and a FB for my Blog. I want to keep them seperate, because they are. I have just recently started a Twitter account. Reason is, this chick threatened that if I didn't she's come to my house and beat me up. Balls I tell ya...Balls! I am so kidding! She did convince me to start a Twitter account and it is a great way to connect more with my blog friends!

My best advice to any new blogger is be yourself! Don't make yourself something you're not. Share the good times and the bad times and all that inbetween. Sometimes, you'll be boring and other times you'll have the best post ever! Just like any woman, we're moody and our posts will show that too! As long as you let it! If you have writers block that's ok! Participate in a link-up or don't post at all. I'm not saying you have to do either/or. What I am saying is you don't have to post every single say, but at least try your best to stay consistant. It was hard for me at first but once I got in the habit, hell habit? I'm freakin' addicted now! #nointerventionneeded

Another way you can get followers or make friends through your blog is to comment on other blogs. If a blog you are reading or following has some jam up post and you want to express your love or your opinion, like Nike says; "Just Do It!" The more you interact, the more you put yourself out there. And while you're add it, make sure if you comment on blogs that you have enabled an email address on you blog that way they can respond to you! If you need help with this let me know, I'd be glad to! Bloggers from all around appreciate this! They want to talk to their commenters!

With all this jibbering, I just want to blog and if you want to read it, I LOVE YOU! We're all friends here and I have some pretty darn good ones from having a blog to prove it! So newbies don't get discouraged, stick with it and have fun! Keep it real sistas! Annabelle-Out.

It's Ok Thursday #29

One more day until Friday and it's gonna be a HOT one!

 Go link up with Amber & Neely
Its Ok Thursdays

It's OK...

that I went to the gym and only got about an hour in. Every little bit counts!

to have made a twitter account just to talk to my blog friends more frequently!
Find me:@annabelletccg #shamlessplug

that I will be camping this weekend in the freakin' heat! With no running water or power mind you!

I will survive because we have a holding tank for water and a power generator for the camper so that I have AC!

that I have signed up for the Color Run in Charlotte! I will get to the finishline walking or crawling, but not running. That's for sure!

to wish that my IRL BFF would hurry up and decide that yes, she will be coming along with me for this 5k!

that my phone or me was being stupid and tweeted Raven on twitter about not being pregnant instead of sending it to someone via text! Sorry Raven!

If you want to join in on "It's OK" Thursdays, all you have to do is type up a post like I have here, grab the linky button (to the right of my blog) for your post, and link up!

 What's okay with y'all today?

I am so thankful that we are fortunate enough to get out of the house and ride around doing absolutely nothing but riding and site seeing! Oh and eating good chocolate!

Then last night this happened. Two seperate events! Watching the Hubs wear Aviators that Marlboro sent me for my birthday! Ha! Yes, when I smoked I was on their mailing list! Don't hate, they sent good coupons! Like $3 off one pack good! But I can officially say that I have been smoke free for almost 2 years! I also went to the gym last night! I have seen the saying on pinterest "You have to sweat like a Pig to look like a Fox!" I hate to say it, but I have a LONG way to go if I want to look like a fox! I am comfortable in my own skin, but I just want to be a bit skinny!

 If you don't follow me on Twitter or instagram, you're missing out!
Twitter: @annabelletccg// Instagram: @thecarolinacountrygirl


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Less than 2 Weeks...

I will be turning the BIG 2-8 on July 7th that is in less than two weeks! All I really want to do is be with friends and family. Maybe a bonfire and sweet spirits. (as in drinks y'all!) Yes, y'all are all invited! Pack your cooler and Come on!

So the hubs asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I responded with a short list. Don't you snarl your nose up! I know you make a list too! Even if it is in your head and you don't share it with anyone! I share this because someone might read it and say "Hey, I wanna send this girl something!" (and if you are one of them email me and I will tell you where to send it! I KID!)

1) Apple Pie Moonshine 2) Skinnygirl White Peach Margarita & Pina Colada 3) Violet Love Penny Lane Headband 4) Yellow Box Leopard Aine

Is that too much to ask? I didn't think so! I mean, I could have asked for a diamond or something! ha!
Remember last year?


Well if you aren't excited about my birthday (which you should be), get excited about this! Starting July 7th, I will have several giveaways! If you want to know what these items will be, you will just have to wait until July 7th!!! No one gets presents until I do! haha! Yes, I'm am giving away gifts to my lovely readers on MY birthday! So get ready to celebrate! You can expect things like home decor, monograms, and all things girly coming your way!

Last night, I stepped out of my comfort zone! No way no how do I have an athletic bone in my body much less and ounce of run anything! I signed up for the Color Run in Charlotte, NC! OhMyGoodness! I cannot believe it! I have been contemplating this since the begining of the year and now there is NO TURNING BACK! #ihopeisurvive The best part is I get to meet some sweet blog friends that I have made in the past year: Mrs. Robinson, Pamela, Tamara, & a few others!
Charlotte Color Run


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sometimes & Always #9

I'm linking up again with Megan at Mackey Madness!

Sometimes: I need a break.
Always: Find something else I need to do!

Sometimes: Life gives you lemons.
Always: Add it to your sweet tea and move on! (damn I said this last week! Maybe I need to make it my motto?)

Sometimes: Being the wedding planner is great!
Always: Going to a wedding that you didn't plan is stress free!

Sometimes: I cry at weddings!
Always: Remember how much fun they can be!

Sometimes: These 'Sometimes & Always' posts can be short and sweet!
 Always: Make up for it later! ;)
Click on Megan's button below and check it out!


Okay, so here are the wedding deets and photos! Enjoy!

Last weekend we attended a beautiful wedding! It was in the middle of a hay field. Let me just say that it was hot as hades and walking in a fresh cut hay field with uncomfortable sandals is not ideal for this country girl! (the uncomfortable part anyway)  At 5 o'clock in the evening the wedding began.
The wedding party lined up and took their place. Including the bride and groom's 8 month old baby boy! (he did great the whole time despite the heat)

The wedding party is in their position and the Groom awaits the arrival of his Bride!

The Groom was all smiles as the Bride's father escorted her down the country isle. As the couple's  family and friends greet the Bride with smiles she is welled up with tears of happiness. As this might be the next best day of her life!

 The couple signified their union as becoming one by pouring sand of different colors into one jar.

Their hearts are filled with joy as they gaze into each other's eyes and know that this day starts the beginning of the rest of their lives.

"You may now kiss your Bride!"
 (the officiant is the Bride's Grandfather)

 I now present to you...

 Oh, hai Hubby! You did great blowing bubbles as the new Mr. & Mrs. lead the recessional.

This was a fabulous wedding! I will be recapping the reception as soon as I edit those pics! ha!

Happy Tuesday Y'all!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Manic Monday!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Our weekend was pretty eventful! The Hubs and I attended a beautiful wedding in the middle of a field on Saturday, then on Sunday we ended up all over the place! From the river, to the mountains, to one of the best home cooking restaurants ever! I will be recapping all of that this weekend, but I have something better this morning!

 I was nominated by Jen at Boys will be Boys for the Versatile Blogger award. Thanks Jen for thinking of me! I think you and I are destined to be besties! Go visit her sweet slice of the blog world! I love watching her vlogs and her boys are presh!

Random Facts:
  • I am named after Anna Dimera from Days of our Lives
  • I've had Kate Gosselin's haircut and HATED IT!
  • I wish I was a gypsy and traveled the country! In an airstream of course...okay maybe not the airstream, I would have to have a pimp @ motorhome!
  • Anything chocolate in my sight will be gone in 2.5 seconds!
  • I am obsessed with anything Jeep.
  • I am an MTV junkie.
  • My husband hates tattoos, but I love them!
  • I love to take Girl's Trips! They are so stinking fun!
  • I am very spontaneous!
  • I love sunflowers!
  • I am not a clean freak, my house gets a good cleaning once a week. Every day other than that, it's a HOT freakin mess!
  • I'd rather wear flip flops in the summer and cowboy boots in the winter.
  • I can live in the heat or snow. I've lived in Texas in the summer and Iowa in the winter. Although, South Carolina has the best of both worlds! Okay, not so much the snow....ha!
  • We had our old house torn down and a new on put in it's place almost two years ago!

Here is a list of questions to be answered:

1. What is your profession? I am in the administrative support profession. Basically sitting on my tail answering phones and typing. I make good money though.

2. How would you describe your style? MINE. I try to style myself the way I want to look, not to look like everyone else. Although, usually I am looking like a slack butt. Jeans n tshirt!

3. What one make-up product can you not live without? My foundation; Clinique

4. If you could be besties with one celebrity, who would it be?
Don't you dare laugh when I tell you this! I would be besties with Chelsey from MTV's Teen Mom 2. That way I can tell her that she needs to leave that loser of a baby daddy of hers alone!

5.What is your dream vacation? Hmm... My dream vacay would be somewhere in a hut above crystal clear waters with white sand! I'd relax on the beach all day and party all night! (as long as we had a hired nanny for the nights! hehe!)

6. What magazines do you subscribe to? Better Homes & Gardens, Petersen's 4Wheel, JP Magazine

7. If you could have any special talent {that you don't currently have}, what would it be? My special talent would be to have the ability to cure all cancers!

8. What is your favorite breakfast food? I have two! Chickfila Chicken Minis or Bojangles Steak biscuit with wonder I'm so fat, but it's oh so good!

9. If you could do anything, what is your dream job? To be a stay at home mom and still make good money!

10. What is your guilty pleasure? I have too many! Jager & Red Bull, online shopping, this list will get too long if I continue!

Pamela's place 
My New Wife Life 

OH! I forgot to add that you can now find me on Twitter! My lastest obsession Thanks to Jen! ;)
Find Me @annabelletccg


Friday, June 22, 2012

Letters of some sort...


Dearest Drive-In Movie Theater, You da bomb diggity!  We had so much fun hanging out last night! You really know how to put on a show! Madagascar 3 was great! Thanks!

Dearest Mommy & Daddy, I'm so glad that you came along with us last night! And Mom, that Pinterest dinner you made last night...DELISH! You know I don't care for green peppers, but that Stuffed pepper deal was legit! You can also make those zuchinni fries anytime!

Dearest BFF, How many times do I have to tell you that you need to join the blogging world!? I really want to show the ropes and share all the kewl people that I have met! I'm partially kidding with you! But I do know that once you started, you would LOVE it as much as you LOVE ME!!! ;)

Dearest Weekend, Be gentle, that is all I ask of you. THANKS in advance!

P.S. Mo, If you're alive and well, hollla at ya girl!



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