Friday, March 29, 2013

It's Freakin Friday Yo!

Okay, yall know I like a variety of music. If you didn't, you do now! I usually save Fridays for posting my jams of the week! So without further adeu, here ya go:

This one gets me pumped up. I heard it one morning while getting ready to go to work!

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

It's OK Thursday #46

It's almost freakin Friday and I'm ready for the damn weekend! Let's get this party started!!

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Its Ok Thursdays

It's OK...

...that this Moma finally got a new phone and can receive text messages! No, I didn't have a phone that old, my phone that I had just sucked donkey butt!

...that I will be MIA a good part of next week. This ass is going to the coast for a few days! be jealous that the kid will be there two days longer than myself. meh. be excited about painting tween nails at a spa birthday party Saturday! thankful to have a spare vehicle when mine shits on me.

...finally start liking my lighter hair! Even the Hubs likes it too!

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What's okay with y'all today?

P.S. Thank y'all for the kind words of wisdom yesterday!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Honesty At It's Best

I posted this quote a while back on my instagram. This is truly how I treat everyone and how I expect to be treated. Sometimes it gets me in a heap of mess, but I know I did the right thing by being honest.

I have not always been this way. I once was a liar. A habitual liar. If it got me where I wanted to be or got me what I wanted, I did it. If a lie helped someone feel better, I would tell it.

That was ten years ago. I'm no where near like this today. I can't for the life of me tell a lie. I would try then within 5 minutes tell you that I lied! No joke! I get told daily that I couldn't rob a bank!

I am an honest person. I'm not perfect by any means and that's not the point of me telling you this. What I want you to know is that being honest hurts sometimes. But I'd rather know the truth than go on with life not knowing or thinking a lie was the truth. (you follow me?)

A few weeks ago a friend asked me why I had not talked to her. I had not talked to her in a few months. (Back story: she has some home drama I was almost dragged into. I didn't want to be involved so I distanced myself.) I told her that I had just been busy with work and home life and asked how she was. Her response? "You know that ain't the truth. I know you knew that he was cheating on me and you didn't tell me. I thought we were friends." 

Whoa! Y'all, that lit a fire under my ass! So I tried to sugar coat it and lie and as always, it didn't work. I let her know real quick that I was not involved in what was going on in her relationship with her husband. I would be a shoulder to lean on but she was not going to put me in the middle of something I had no clue about. By the end of the conversation she was done with me and I was done with her. She was rude and accusing me of something I didn't do. It totally caught me off guard! It ruined my whole week y'all! It tore my nerves up!

It hurt. It hurt that she and I would probably no longer be friends. We always had a good time together. But she couldn't take my honesty. She tried to turn it into something bad, but I had done nothing but tell her the truth. I guess some people can't handle the truth. That's where my quote at the top comes in. I'd rather cry about the truth than smile about a lie. I don't expect anyone to lie to me but it happens everyday. I'd rather know the truth and get it over with. If everyone in the world told the truth imagine what today's society would be like. Could we handle the truth?


Monday, March 25, 2013

In Love & Still Lovin

Happy Monday Y'all! It was an alright weekend, nothing to write home about, if you know what I mean! I'm just waiting on Spring to arrive and stay for a while! Today I'm sharing with you what I am currently in love with and what I am still in love with! 

I am absolutely in love with my new lotion! I have always been on the lookout for a non-greasy lotion that isn't real perfumey like the ones at Bath & Body. (although I love their body wash and other products!) Vaseline has made me fall in love with this new spray & go deal! It's a clean scent that isn't over powering and it is not greasy at all! I've sprayed it all over and then put my clothes on and not felt that stick feeling!
I used to use Double Extend Mascara back in the day and then for some reason I started trying different ones, but nothing compared to it. So, a year later, here I am back in love with my Double Extend! I've had some bad luck with my jeep lately and I'm not real happy with it. I've been looking to replace it. Subaru is starting to take my heart from Jeeps. Even though I love my Jeep very much, I think I found it's replacement! (stay tuned!)

I'm still loving my Dove hair therapy! I've been through 5 bottles already! If you haven't heard of or used this yet, go now and get some! Best detangler everrr! It doesn't weigh my hair down or make it oily!

Having the Hubs home has been great! Zane has soaked up every single moment and so have I!


The first t-ball practice went great Friday! A lot of the parents participated and helped get the kids started with catching, batting, and learning to run the bases! I had fun being out there and encouraging the kids to do their best! I am pumped up about the season for sure now! After practice I asked Zane what his favorite part was and he said "Everything Momma!" I also asked if he could pick one part what would it be he liked best, he said "Everything" again! Bless him! He's so happy about playing!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Bloggity Blog Swapperoo

It's that time again! Time to participate in a swap again! I did this same one last year and loved my partner! I decided to participate again this year! I was so excited, that I was the first one to sign up!
I think you should to participate too! It's really easy! All you do is spend $10 on sweets n stuff and mail it to the person you were assigned to! Then you get some sweets mailed to you too! It's a win win situation! So head on over to Casey's blog and sign up! Who knows, we might end up being partners! I've got some pretty awesome goodies to send one lucky blogger!
Click here to see the full details and to sign up!
 Spring Sweets Swap

Thursday, March 21, 2013

It's OK Thursday #45

*as I break my head free from the clouds* I understand that tomorrow is Friday! That means that the weekend is well one it's way! 

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Its Ok Thursdays

It's OK...

...that I have spilled my guts out on the blog this week. That might become more regular, but that means you get more of me. It's OKAY!

...that I ordered men's boots instead of women's because they will fit my big ass feet better!
...that I need to get another car. Black Betty is hurting my pocket in the gasoline department!
...that I drove the hubs truck two days this week so I wouldn't have to put more gas in Black Betty.
...Zane starts t-ball this year and the first practice is tomorrow night! He is excited and I am nervous that this will not end well. Any encouragement or tips?
...that last weekend I went more blonde. I'm not sure how I like it or not. I'm used to having different contrasts in my hurr! We shall see!
...that I am planning a trip with my best friend to Ashville in April and I plan to meet up with my NC blogger girls!!!

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What's okay with y'all today?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wordless of some sort...

 Life lately...

 1. Who wouldn't want to leave this sweetness to come to work?
2. Spring cleaning 2013- getting debris off the roof
 3. Spring is blooming in these here parts of the country. I couldn't be more happier!
4. "Hey, Y'all should try this! It's fun!" says Zane.
5. When you're having a bad day, the best gifts come in the mail from your blog bff!
6. At the movies seeing the Great and Powerful Oz!

Monday, March 18, 2013


I have no clue how to start this post today. Y'all, my mind has been all over the place. I know that I try to document everything that I can. This is something I want to remember looking back, but it's just crazy hard to share. I won't go too deep but I will give you the gist of things that's been going on.

The past two weeks or so have been a freakin' roller coaster! I haven't been very into blogland because all my thoughts and energy have been exhausted by what has taken place. Let me explain. My hubby has been working in Kansas since early December. We spent our Christmas out there. We also knew that he would be out there for a long undetermined amount of time. We are used to him working out of town 3 to 4 weeks at a time, but usually he is close enough that we can drive to see him on the weekends.

Kansas isn't that convenient to South Carolina at all. It started effecting me emotionally. I was sad not to be able to see my hubby, but not only did it effect me, Zane was showing signs too. (poor baby) The hubs then decided that he would fly home in the middle of January one weekend and visit! We were SO happy!

Then he flew back to Kansas after two days. Saying goodbye sucked. We knew it would be a while before we saw each other again. We talked on the phone, sent each other mail, and tried to video chat. It isn't the same as seeing each other in person. If you have ever tried a long distance relationship, you know it's hard work. We survived and I'm glad that our relationship is strong enough. Time went by and he was told it's possible he would be working there for even longer than expected. He was okay with this as long as he could have his family. So we had made a BIG decision that we were going to move out there. To Kansas. Like pack up our whole life and move west.

I was anxious, but not in an excited way. I mean, don't get me wrong, I was happy about the journey upon us and that we'd see so much and have new experiences out there. I was also extremely happy that our family of 3 will be together again! I put in my two weeks notice at work and was beginning to pack and plan this huge move. I was overwhelmed with emotions about packing our stuff, from making a timeline so that everything fell into place, doing this packing, moving, & organizing all by myself. I felt like a control freak, that's one thing that I am not! I was planning everything to a tee. I had it all together in two days and my thoughts and emotions were coming together and I was starting to see the light at the end of this dark tunnel.

The next day I get a call from the Hubs. Everything I had planned out and stressed over was coming to a screeching halt. I had a sense of relief come through my body but sadness came too. We were not moving. Things didn't work out like he was told they would. Another sense of excitement ran through my veins as he told me he would be coming home soon! I was ecstatic at that moment. I would soon have my partner back. Someone to fill the emptiness in my heart where he once was. I didn't realize until that day how much I really missed my husband. I was glad that he was coming home to be with us again. He was on his way home to SC the next day! I was tickled and so was Zane! We are so happy that this ended up working out the way it did. It was meant to be for us to stay home!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I'm Arrivin on a Band Wagon

If you are a regular reader, you know that I will jump on a trending band wagon in a hot minute!

Well, here is the latest edition:

I've saw this "99 things" going around the blog world a while back and thought I would give it a try. This stayed in my drafts for so long I had to update some answers! The rules are to bold out what you have done. Have fun!

1. Started your own blog - Well Duh! You're here aren't you?

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii- maybe one day!

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to Disneyland -does Disney World count? I say it does!

Honeymoon 2006

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis- this totally creeped me out.

10. Sang a solo- in church once

11. Bungee jumped -I don't think I ever could!

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightening storm- more than once

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch- I stitched a quilt from scratch!

15. Adopted a child-maybe one day!

16. Had food poisoning- ugh worst thing ever!

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables- every year!

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillow fight- with some friends when I was younger and with my son

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill-Sometimes you just need a day off

24. Built a snow fort- this might come true sooner than later!

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping- I'm a country girl, don't expect anything less!

27. Run a Marathon- I did the COLOR RUN IN NOVEMBER!

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset- both! On top of a mountain is the best place, a beach too!

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community- We lived in Iowa for several months in 2008

36. Taught yourself a new language- does a few words of Spanish count? No, not from Dora either y'all!

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied -It doesn't matter how much money you have. You should always be happy with whatever God provides

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing- does rock crawling count? I say so!

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David

41. Sang karaoke- umm yeah as a teen but never as an adult! Okay, maybe a time or two as an adult, but I wouldn't ever sober! ha!

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight- once at OBX

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing-This is in my future!

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud-Every time we go off road! Oh! AND our hometown has a mud bog once a month in the warmer months!

54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business-  I've always wanted to! I have two business dreams!

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies-- I was a girl scout y'all!

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma

65. Gone sky diving

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check-Hangs head in shame

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy- I have the Mickey Mouse version of Teddy Rupskin! Zane now plays with it!

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten Caviar

72. Pieced a quilt-Yep! I am proud to say that I finished it this time last year!

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job-Yeah-let’s not talk about it lol

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle-yeah twice in my life and I did not enjoy it!

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person- Soon I hope!

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper-I was with my great grandmother playing in the snow when I was about 3 or 4 years old!

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating-EVERY FALL!

88. Had chickenpox- my brother and I got them at the same time!

89. Saved someone’s life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Got a tattoo-you can see them all

94. Had a baby- 4 years ago

95. Seen the Alamo in person- 13 years ago

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone-What’s that? I have a smart phone...ha!

99. Been stung by a bee-One too many times
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I've done 41 out of the 99 things! I think that I have a great start on life! Or I like to think so anyway! 

If you decide to do this too, leave a link in the comment section and I will check yours out too!


Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Well I am completely shocked! I so didn't this going the way is went! IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED THE FINALE, YOU MIGHT WANT TO SKIP THIS POST UNTIL YOU'VE DONE SO!
Y'all seriously, this finale couldn't have been more misleading! From the visits with Sean's family I just knew who he would pick!
Lindsay and Sean's Dad really had a special moment! I was blubbering in tears! It was the sweetest thing when he told her about praying for Sean's wife when Sean was born! I almost felt like he wanted to say that that girl was her! I was on the edge of my seat by then!
When Catherine met the family I felt some awkwardness. Or that is what ABC portrayed! I didn't think she connected as well with Sean's family as Lindsay had, but it may be because I am a bit biased! Who knows!
The last one on one dates that Lindsay and Catherine had with Sean were not what I would have thought. I think by then Sean knew who he was going to pick and played off that. I knew how it was going to end by then. Let's be honest, Lindsay and Sean's last date sucked! They rode down the muddy river on a tiny raft and drank champagne. Really? Could it have been more obvious after they showed Catherine's date riding elephants in the forest? I knew then who he would be choosing at the end of the show!
I'm really surprised that he chose Catherine over Lindsay. Catherine just seems unreal, unfocused, and immature. I've said that from the get go. Lindsay has it together and she and Sean wanted all the same things. I can see why it was so hard for him to let her go. I mean the guy cried sincere tears as he let her down in the easiest way possible!
She took it in and left with class. The best part was, as she walked away she took her heels off and walked on! She had no ugly scenes to make or things to say. She left beautifully and I'm proud of her! She will make a guy really happy one day!
Then, there's the letter. I thought it would be from Des confessing her love once more before Sean made a decision. But, I was wrong. That letter was the cutest and sweetest thing from Catherine!
Then Catherine came out and you could really see the attraction between these two. It's almost like it magnified once they laid eyes on each other! Catherine's reaction was priceless! Her breathing sped up and her lip started quivering. I know she was fighting back so much emotion! Then he dropped to one knee! She instantly hugged him, not once looking at the ring! She didn't care about that ring, all she cared about was being with Sean for good! I'm actually happy for them!
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