Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thrift Store & Ice Cream

What a lovely weekend so far!

J & I slept in till 12:30 this afternoon, yikes! We stayed up till 3 am talking and being goofy! Watching videos on YouTube, talking about our childhood and just reminiscing.

We headed out for lunch where I had a club wrap on sun dried tomato tortilla. Absolutely delicious! We headed out driving with no particular destination in mind and ended up stumbling upon this Thrift Store. It was amazing and had two floors! I could have spent HOURS in there. J kept "losing" me to me being lost looking at all the goodies! I bought a piece of pottery for $5! It's Bybee Pottery a local pottery that has been around since late 1800's where I live, and there pieces are extremely expensive. Not to mention you have to be put on a waiting list to even get some. Score!

We then headed to Sportsman's Warehouse so J could go look at all the fishing/gun/hunting stuff :). We even looked at a pink .22 for me to possibly have in the future! I love to shoot!

And then the treat of the day....

Coldstone Creamery! I'm so sad I didn't get a picture!

Cake Batter ice cream with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Oreos! Can we say sugar overload? But oh so delicious!

We also caught a movie at the dollar theater! "Alice & Wonderland". Only $1.50 for a ticket! Now that's a good bargain :). Have you seen it? What did you think??

We ended the evening taking a scenic drive through the country side down by the river. So peaceful.

I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

How was your Saturday?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Storage Ideas & Decor

Hi~ I'm so super excited and a bit nervous! :). J and I found our very first apartment last night! We begin moving next weekend! Shew; that gives me a week to start packing! Oh how I despise packing...
But the end will be SO worth it!

My dilemma! I need your ideas! On storage. Thank goodness we have 2 bedrooms but unfortunately the closets are not huge! :(. They are decent size, well one is anyhow! The other not so much! I"m a girl, I have lots of crap! Even with de-cluttering and downsizing!
So any ideas that you can provide me with, would be fantastic!

I need ideas on how to store the following:
Scarves - I have lots!

I have a new jewelry chest that J bought me that all my jewelry and accessories will be going into! That'll be a life saver!
Winter clothes are going into totes!

Any clever/thrifty decor or storage ideas that you may have they are MORE than welcome here!! :).

So spill it! What's your storage secret?

Any other ideas on living with your significant other? I'm super excited!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Red Barn & Stories

How amazing is this? Can you imagine the stories that this barn could tell? I grew up living the "Farm Life" constantly at the barn, riding horses, playing in the massive fields that were green with grass. Or some summers brown because of a drought! My very first steps were taken in the middle of my Godparent's barn, how amazing! Laying in the hay loft telling stories. Thinking I could ride a goat when I was 5 years old, even after numerous pile drives into the dirt. Oh the stories...

I wonder what may have went on in this barn. A barn I photographed the other evening headed to J's house. Hope you enjoy!

I'm loving my photography adventures!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Alvin the Chipmunk

You ever have one of those days? Where on your lunch break you take off running to your car, for an hour of silence. Your lunch sits in the refrigerator back at work and you decide today is a day that you'll treat yourself to some tasty goodness! That was my day. Not to mention it was the first day that it wasn't raining and the sun was shining bright, even more reason to spend it outside!

Where did I treat myself for lunch? No other place than...SONIC! Sometimes you just need a little bit of Sonic in your life to brighten your day!

Oh ALL the choices to pick from! Which one to choose? Hmm....

~Cherry Sprite & Grilled Chicken Wrap for me, Please!~

And look who was sitting on the rocks in front of my car, just being his cute little self!
Do you see him? He's so tiny, it's kinda hard too. It's none other than "Alvin the Chipmunk". Isn't he adorable!

Lunch = relaxing & scrumptious

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Simple Photos

A simple picture post.

My latest canvas that I painted tonight! Definitely my favorite!!

My new hair cut and color! I'm loving it! Oh yeah, and my new glasses. Had to wear them all last week because I was having major contacts issues! All better now though! J & I at the Mexican restaurant this past weekend.
~Lemon Love~

J welding, making something for his momma! Cool picture I thought!

How is your week going so far? Any exciting plans?

I cleaned out my closet tonight, or well started and already have 3 bags full of clothes (just shirts)! I still have the dresser and to sort through my pants/jeans/dresses. Yikes!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Spill It!

I wanted to share with you something I've been working on this weekend! I've always been fascinated with art of any sorts, but have never found myself to be an "artistic person". By not being artistic I mean, I can't draw! I love to doodle, sketch, but when it comes down to drawing something with definition and clarity it never has been something I've been able to do. I've been wanting to learn how to paint for quite some time now, but again thought that it would never go anywhere because I can't "draw". Silly me!

Last Friday I was browsing through some blogs that I "follow", and stumbled upon an Online Art Workshop that actually looked like I may be able to do! I was super excited. After a few emails exchanged with the class instructor, reading what will be taught, and watching a short intro video I decided to jump in and sign up for this class! Granted, it's only been 3 days but I'm absolutely hooked! I'm still learning as I go. Playing with colors. Textures. Trying to figure out all the basics on "painting", but I can't wait to see where this all may take me. With that being said, I wanted to share a couple "backgrounds" I have been working on and see what ya think. Remember, BEGINNERS ART! :).

My first background. I love the colors in this! There are a few mistakes that I may touch up. So much fun though!

This is my 2nd background that I actually have been working on tonight. I'm not so sure about this one, but thought I'd share anyway. Something funky/unique about it though...

If you love art, painting, & just being creative go check out this blog she's fantastic! Maybe you'll even join in on the class as well, it's completely at your own pace!

~Peace & Love~

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fill in the Blank Friday

It's that time again! Fill in the Blank Friday! Why don't ya join in on the fun? You won't regret it, I promise! Okay, so I'll be waiting to see your answers too!

1. The very best thing about the summer is the warm weather. Grilling outdoors. County fairs with your love. Outdoor concerts. Summer dresses. Days spent at the lake. Fishing. Days spent at the pool. Camping. Driving with the windows down, radio up. BBQ's. 4th of July. Oh the list could go on. I just love summer!

2. My first crush ever was this kid at the first daycare I attended. His name was David. I remember I let him kiss me when I was 5 years old, because he asked nicely. Or that's what I told my mom. Ha, oh was she worried she'd have her hands full!

3. This may sound really silly but even though I despise Peanut Butter I've been told I make some AWESOME peanut butter fudge! Too bad I've never tasted it, to see if it really is that great!

4. I squeeze my toothpaste from wherever my fingers land on the tube. Honestly. I never had really payed attention to this.

5. My absolute favorite "comfort food" is a big bowl of pasta. I love it! Oh how I wish it wasn't loaded with a million carbs!

6. A random fact about me is that I'm a cancer survivor! Woot!!!!

7. The one piece of technology that truly makes my life better and I couldn't live without is the internet. You have the whole world at the end of your fingertips and all the resources that you could possibly want/need. It's absolutely amazing!

~Peace & Love~

Thursday, May 13, 2010

One Year = ♥

J, I love you so very much. You're my best friend. My soul mate. My partner in life. And most of all the one whom stands by my side each and every single day, no matter the circumstance. I thank every day that you came into my life, and appreciate each and every single moment we share together. You have brought such joy to my life and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us, it will be an amazing journey/life shared together!

Last weekend was J & I one year anniversary!!!! It was an incredible weekend, and I wanted to share some photos with you.

J & I headed to Cheddar's for dinner
This was sooo good! Starbucks MudSlide with Starbucks liqueur and Absolut Vanilla Vodka! Yumm!
My anniversary present to J. We went to a minor league baseball game! So much fun, these are!
One of the mascots! How cute!
Throw that ball, pitcher! You can do it!
We divulged in ball park food! Big soft pretzel for me, with cheese sauce to dip it in! J had a bag of peanuts and a beer! So nutritional! Yumm :).

After the game we were a bit hungry so we stopped in at a place called "Parkette Drive In".(Click on the link & check it out) It's a famous drive in where I live, it's even going to be featured on "Diners, Drive Ins, & Dives" with Guy Fieri! It's absolutely delicious, and perfect drive in food! Yumm!

One Year Anniversary = ♥

Photo Opinion

I need honest opinions/critiques. Please!

I'm dabbling into the photography world, as I've always found it quite fascinating. I'm learning as I go, with the photography techniques as well as the editing. (Wow is it complicated). I'm loving every step of the way, and here's a photo that I have taken ( a few months ago) and edited. Please give me your honest opinion, what do you really think? What is it missing? Too much color? Not enough? Softer edges? Sharpen the photo more? Etc. Etc.

Click on the photo to make it larger, if you'd like!

I'm looking forward to your responses! Good and bad!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Where in the World...

I've never participated in this, but I love to travel so thought why not! I've yet to do any international traveling, but have some great pictures of places that I've visited thus far!

It's Wednesday and it's Where in the World Wednesday, hosted by Classy in Philadelphia, why don't you join in too!

This is me in Santa Fe, New Mexico back in 2007! Absolutely beautiful! If you haven't been there, you're missing out! The scenery, gorgeous mountains, and character of this town is unbelievable!

This is the sunset over the Sandia Mountains., in Albuquerque, NM. We were actually able to ride a "Tram" up on a zip line up to the top of these mountains where there is a beautiful restaurant where we enjoyed dinner at sunset. What a gorgeous view! Defiinitely a memory I'll never forget! The tram was quite the ride and thrill, but definitely an adventure!
So, where in the world are you on this Wednesday!?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Two Things I Know

I just love it when I happen upon a new blog that just makes me smile! Especially on a Monday Morning, even better! With that being said, I found this blog! You must go check it out! I thought I'd participate in her "Two Things I Know. You should partake as well!

1. I know should...
start packing my things! When we finally find an apartment, I wont have to have a "Freak out" moment that I have so many things to pack and organize.

2. I know I am..
.the best person that I know I can possibly be. That I live life to the fullest and love with all of my heart. That in the end, makes me happy!

Can't wait to see your answers!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Fill in the Blank Friday

1. My favorite book growing up was basically anything that I could get my hands on. I was always a very avid reader. I remember thoroughly enjoying the "Thoroughbred Series" by Joanna Campbell!

2. The funniest book I've ever read was the Stephanie Plum series by Author Janet Evanovich. I haven't made it through the entire series yet, but they are laugh out loud funny!

3. The one book that has truly changed my life is two books actually! Danielle Steel's book "Journey", really hit home to me while reading it since I had just gotten out of a similar situation. As well as the book I'm currently reading, "Eat, Pray, Love", absolutely fantastic!

4. If you're looking for a real "tear jerker" you should probably read hmmm I'm not sure on this one. There are a few that get me emotionally..

5. If I could meet any author living or dead I would want to meet any of them! It amazes me the creativity they all have and how they're able to dream up some of the story lines that they actually do.

6. The next book on my "to read" list is I don't have one at the moment. Do you have any suggestions?

7. If I was snowed into remote cabin in the woods and could only choose three books to bring with me I'd bring the last book in the Twilight Series. I've yet to finish that book! And I'd grab whatever tickled my fancy for the last two :).

Monday, May 3, 2010

Under Water

Here in the state of Kentucky, we are under water. The flooding and destruction here has been horrific, and I'm so happy to finally see some sunshine. Hopefully we can start drying out and picking up the pieces. Luckily, myself and family is all safe and dry with no damage. For those that weren't so fortunate my heart goes out to them.

There is a road to the far left. Instead it looks like a raging river rolling through.
Trying to get off my road. No success.
The road to J's house. A complete washout
Hope wherever you are, that you're safe and dry.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

25th Birthday Celebration

Last weekend was my 25th birthday! Woot, a 1/4 of a century old! Thought I'd share what a wonderful day it was with you! Even if it's a week late!

My mom and I went to lunch at a little Italian Restaurant called "Papalenos". It's delicious.We then headed over to a Coffee & Tea cafe, and I grabbed a White Mocha Frappe. With cinnamon sprinkled on top! Later that evening my wonderful boyfriend and I, were accompanied by two of my closest friends for dinner!
We then headed off to a Irish Pub for some great music and drinks of course! The band that was playing had a Bag Pipe Player! Awesome!
I love him :).
My birthday cake that J had made for me! Ice Cream Cake at that! Yumm
Make a wish!

It was a wonderful birthday, probably the best yet! Thank you J for making it so very special, and making me feel like a princess. You're amazing. Here's to a great year! I wonder what's going to be in store...

I just realized this was my 100th post!