Thursday, January 27, 2011

WInter Woes

OK, I need help from all you bloggers out there.... my problem:
Dry skin.... ugh!!!

I need some suggestions for some great skin care stuff that still smells good! HELP!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

What I am loving Wednesdays

I had a completely different post planned today, but I felt a much more prominent topic was on my heart. FAMILY! Most of you are completely aware of how important my family is to me, but one particular person stands out in my mind today. My Uncle Dixon, just three short years ago today I lost him to cancer. I don't usually open up about these things, but he was such an important role model in my life that I felt as though I wanted to share a little bit about him. He didn't get to see me speak at my high school graduation and he won't be there to watch me walk down the aisle or to be a great uncle, but in his time he truly shaped the person I will be and I carry him in my heart forever. Dixon was such a godly man, before I was born he would come take care of my Mom when she was pregnant with me while my Dad travelled a good bit. My earliest memories have him in it. He was always there to listen, encourage, and give advice. I remember the first time he knew I was dating or saw I was wearing make up, he would always tell me to watch out. He was there the first time I marched in a parade and though he didn't make to my final performance Senior year, there was another special human being there. My Aunt Melanie, my uncle's wife was there in the stands to complete the job my uncle started. Since that, my Aunt has become such a rock in my life. She inspired me to be Greek and to enjoy the complete sorority experience. I tried to find a couple pictures to show you, but I can't bear to see some photos from the end, so I jut found a more recent photo of my aunt and I

Have a great week and enjoy the precious time with your family!

Monday, January 24, 2011

I love surprises!

Apparently I am not a good email checker here lately, but while checking my Gmail account today I received the sweetest little gift from Ally over @Medical Prepster. The Stylish Blogger Award!!!Awards really make blogging worthwhile and they really give the opportunity to honor some pretty awesome people. So as a recipient I am supposed to tell you 7 things about myself. Sooo off we go...
  • SHOES- Heels, flats, sandals, boots, you name it, I love it!
  • Quoting Movies- People hate watching movies with me because I constantly quote them.
  • Gossip Girl- The ultimate show filled with fashion, secrets, and CHUCK BASS
  • Football- I may be a girly girl, but nothing beats a Saturday tailgate and watching some good ol pigskin
  • Philanthropy- I love anything and everything I can involved with doing Philanthropic work; my current Philanthropy is my sorority's Autism Speaks
  • Sleep- Thanks to college I don't see much of this, but when I get to sleep in it is great
  • all my followers and readers you guys make this even more fun!!!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011


My First! What am I love today... old school music! Memories from high school and some of the most important moments of my life...Memories are free and that's about all I can afford right now(thank you textbooks)Since I am not technology advanced and don't know how to post you tube videos just yet, I will just link them. So take a trip down memory lane with me!
I'm So Paid-Akon No matter who I was with this song always made the party hoppin or the mood lighten. This was one of those roll down the windows and turn the volume up songs
I'm On A Boat-Lonely Island SENIOR YEAR as perverse and crude the song was the catchy made my senior summer and definitely still makes me remember some really great times
Light On-David Cook This song is the meager beginnings of a now almost two year relationship, who knew a great friend would turn out to be my first love and my rock. No matter where we go or how far away, that light will still be shining on.
Barbie Girl-Aqua What girl hasn't hummed this?!? Ohhh the ultimate girl tune and I can't lie it used to be my ring tone!
My Little Girl-Tim McGraw The daddy daughter song that will played at my wedding, it perfectly describes my relationship with my dad and step dad, bless that poor boys heart that has to ask permission ;)
Only Wanna Be With You-Hootie and the Blowfish The 90s whoop whoop? Strangely this reminds me of memories of dancing around the kitchen with my mom when I was 5. We didn't have a lot and it was just her and I, but a black radio was all we needed to be entertained.
3-Britney Spears Freshman year of college and the new friends and adventures we got into. Who knew a little small town South Georgia girl would become one of the best friends I'd have through speeding tickets, sorority beginnings, and just jammin through C-town.
For Good- from Wicked the Musical Only my best friend since the 6th grade would understand the meaning of this song. I'm a musical nerd, but this song is my all time favorite because no matter the distance because of Suzanne, "I do believe I have been changed for the better" love you Suzie-Q
Hope you all have enjoyed my trip down memory lane!

Monday, January 10, 2011

lost in translation

Well here I go going almost 2 and a half weeks with out blogging. In the midst of all that has gone on, I missed wishing each of you a Happy New Year and I hope it was splendid for everyone. As part of it being a new year I think back to last year when I began blogging and I see how far I have come in that time. Each of you have learned so much about me and I have made some really great blogger friends and I appreciate the support each of you give by reading my page. Enough of the cheesy though.

This Christmas I received some really great items which are essential to any college girl. I got a great monogram canvas bag from L.L. Bean, but somehow my mother must've thought the bag should fit me in it, so it is VERY large, but if you know me I don't pack light so it is ideal. I also got my annual Vera organizer from my best friend, this years pattern: Twirly Bird Pink. My parents also bought me a Pandora bracelet, though I am a little late on that train I am excited because it is something I can use for years. The sweet boy found me riding boots, I had been searching for months for the perfect pair and he found a Steve Madden pair that is just perfect! My father found me the perfect J.Crew blazer and Sperry duck boots, so I think it is safe to say I will be decked out for winter and rain.

The infamous bag, along with my other shopping treasures.

Otherwise, I am currently snowed in, many of you know I was supposed to be at the Governor's Inauguration and Gala today and instead am stuck in my apartment. It isn't exactly how I planned everything, I already had dresses all picked out, but apparently mother nature had other plans, so I will use this time for other things like blogging. I hope you all are having a pleasant new year and are fulfilling your resolutions.