Monday, August 30, 2010

Oh what a day...

my brain feels like it just ran a marathon.
1st day back to school was rough.
i am so overwhelmed already.
good-bye free time, hello studying!
EKG strips have to become my new best friend.
my brain is too tired to write something good today.
here's a great picture for you though...
have a blessed day.

Friday, August 27, 2010

A Quick Friday...

it's friday
woot! woot!
it's my favorite day for real.
 i'm writing this to you in a sort of a hurry because michael has took the day off and
we have been being busy bees! (wow 4 b's there..haha)
we got up and went to garage sales this morning and i found
the cutest clothes! i'll post pics of some later bc they're in the wash :)

today i just decided to do friday fives with beth.
i love these & her blog. 
she's adorable and a fellow tennessean
check her out!!
Just Me and My Life

this week it's 5 random questions!

1. Something you are OCD about?
i'm not  ocd about hardly anything.
but i guess it's making the bed!
i make it like as soon as i get out of it!

2.Your favorite quote:
I actually saw one that i had never seen before this week
and i absolutely love it.
this week on her word-filled wednesday
at it said:
"I believe in the sun, even when it's not shining.
In love, even when I am alone.
And in God, even when He is silent."
it's perfect.
and her blog is for sure a favorite read of mine.

3. What is the furthest you have ever been from home?
on my honeymoon.
a Caribbean cruise.
[amazing, it was]

4. Do you do a real or fake Christmas tree?
this will be my first christmas not living with my parents but
they always did a fake one and that's what we're gonna do too.
maybe we will try a real one one day.
here's a pretty one we saw last year at opry land hotel!

5. First blog you ever read after?
oh man, i wish i could tell you.
i got into blogging when i started planning our wedding.
i searched thru wedding DIY blogs day and night.
after the wedding i stop reading them of course but
i found some craft blogs and now i read after so many.
i think the first non-wedding blog i read was
the pleated poppy.
her sister in law (i think it is)
has a wedding blog called joyful weddings and events
and it was one of my favorites, then i found lindsey at the pleated poppy.
i seriously love blog reading and writing.


oh more thing to tell you...
i won a giveaway!!
i was soo excited to hear that i was one of the 2 chosen out of close to 400 entries!
i won a 75$ gift certificate to Glory Haus 
from We are that Family.
check it out here  .
now i can check that off the day zero project list.

have a super weekend!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

If You Really Knew Me...

it's almost the weekend!
pretty exciting i have to say.
except after that, comes monday, which means 
back to school for me.

 can you tell i dread it already?

anyhoo...earlier in the week i told you about a
neat idea i saw on a cute blog.
now original is one thing i don't really claim to be...
but i love getting ideas from others.
and i saw this one earlier on Live What You Love...
see C. Mae's post here.
She has the cutest little blog and
is one of my new favorites to read after.
but her post was titled, same as this one, if you really knew me.
it's apparently after an mtv show, that i've never watched, but
i, like her, like the idea of laying it all out there.
because to me, it's the little things that make up a person.
the quirks and differences that make us our own.

if you really knew me,
you'd know that:

-90% of the time i read magazines from the back to the front. i don't know why i go backwards but i just do and i like it.

-i sleep with a blanket that someone got me when i was born! its raggedy anne
to be exact. & i love it with my whole heart. i take it camping and on vacation.

-i had my nose pierced when i was a senior in high school, but it didn't even last a year. i got tired of people asking me what was on my nose!

-my parents got divorced when i was in 8th grade and it was probably one of the hardest times in my life. when i talk about when they were together and we were
a family, it always makes me sad. 

-in high school i was on the newspaper staff and wrote the horoscopes! i love to write and being on the newspaper was dorky. all my friends would be like, why do you
waste your time with that? but i love to write and i miss doing that.

-my dad has a rare disease called myastenia gravis, where he looses muscle function swallowing and one of his eyes droops. i do research all the time to find
out things that will help him, but i feel so helpless when he looks to me for answers.

-i was in an abusive/awful relationship all thru high school and my senior year 
we finally broke up and i started dating michael and have been with
him ever since. i still have dreams that i'm living that life i used to live and 
afraid to leave the old boyfriend and i wake up and honestly feel
like i found my prince charming. i know how lucky i am to have him. 
oh yeah, and i was michaels first girl friend!
[insert awwwww here] haha.

-when i was a kid i wanted to be the first women nascar driver.
then a professional bull rider.
i never wanted a normal job & always wanted to do 
something that's never been done.
i still have my heart set on doing something extraordinary.

-i cry over the stupidest things! seriously, sometimes during commercials.
certain things just tug on my heart and i can't help it.
those pitiful dog commercials or st.jude radiothon
break my heart!

-i have broken my arms 3 times and cracked/sprained them a few more!
as a kid i was always getting hurt and never drank milk!
yikes! i hope my kids are more careful.
i actually have my arm in a cast in this picture!

some final little quirks:
-me and michael are both left handed and born in october.
-we wanna have kids one day, but not anytime in the next 3 years!
right now we are having a blast just us!
-i hate my neck! hate hate hate! esp. in pictures! gross.
-i never wear heels. i hate them. flats? please & thanks!

i hope ya'll have a super thursday!
hope this didn't bore you too much.
tomorrow is friday!
my favorite day and blog day :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Summer Vaca is Almost Over!

i'm survived camping...
actually, it was a blast, which I knew it would be.
i haven't uploaded my pictures yet
so stay tuned for those.
but i do have one taken from the phone
of michael and his bass he caught.
it cracks me up because of the huge smile on his face!
i love him...
i was thinking of doing a different kinda post today that 
i read about today, but im gonna save it for thursday i think,
so stay-tuned, it's pretty great.
i woke up this morning not feeling great...
i don't know why, just draggy and sore.
maybe camping is just settling in haha.
but this is my  last week off!
that's right i have to go back to school monday.
(insert a big scream in here)

how did summer go by so fast?!
nursing school is super hard and although i can't wait to be
a nurse, nursing school leaves me with a 24hr migraine! 

so this week, i'm gonna try and get stuff done.
clean the house.
do some crafts.
make a few cards.
and study and try to be prepared for monday :(
but no worries i still plan to try and blog!
as it happens to be my favorite...
that and spending about an hour with google reader every morning.

so, today im going to try and sew some
along with laundry and other things.

 but here is today's blog hop.


i love doing hooo are you tuesdays!
& here are this week's q's!
1. Do you prefer to write in cursive or print?
i always write in print.
my cursive would scare you...seriously! 

2. Do you prefer to shop online or go out and actually 
go to the stores?
to online is convient and who doesn't
love packages in the mail?
but i love spending the day shopping at the store too.
and usually cheaper in my case.  
3. Would you prefer to go camping or stay in a motel?
well, i love me some camping as ya'll know.
but motels are easy peasy which leaves more time for fun. 
4. Do your prefer going to the movies or staying 
home to watch one?
staying home!
because no matter what if i go to the movies
i usually feel like i got robbed.
it's so expensive!
5. Do you prefer a shower or a bath?
  there is nothing like a good, hot shower.
baths usually make me sleepy,
but i love them on occasion.

well, i guess that's it.
gotta go make the most of the
4 days left of summer vacation!
have a great day!
thanks for reading!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

I'm A Happy Camper!

it's friday
& ive got campin' on my mind!
that's right i'll be headed to the lake this evening
& will not return til' sunday!
i lovee me some camping and the lake
and i haven't done either all summer.
please & thank ya!

now, on to fun friday things....

numbero uno is friday fives
from beth at just me and my life .

& the topic this week is 5 Things About Your Dream House.

1. wrap around porch!

i'm from a small southern town and sitting on the porch
talking til' midnight is the best.

2. a bar in my kitchen.
i love a place where people can sit and talk to the cook.

3. a huge craft room.
have you seen this one on amanda and kevin's blog?
see here.
i just stare at it and dream...
4. a big, organized laundry room!
mine is currently in the dark scary basement 
& i loathe going down there.
one like this will work :)
or this...

5. a nice big bathroom with an awesome tub.
that'd be great!

next up: 5 Question Friday
The Q's:
1. Do you have any nicknames and if so how did it come about?
i really don't. just jess :)
2. What is your birth order amongst your siblings?
i'm the youngest with just one sister
3. In a movie of your life, who would play your significant other?
vince vaughn.
michael's probably not as funny as him cause he is hilarious!
but he is as tall (6ft 5in) & built the same way.
4. What is currently your favorite song?
hmm i always have a few, but one is
if i die young- the band perry
5. Are you saving your money for anything right now? Big or small purchase?
not really.
we want a polaris rzr, but probably not til i graduate.
 alright...i'm not gonna do a friday favorites
i gotta go pack for camping!!
have a wonderful weekend!
link parties posted @ top of page!  

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Not-Really Wordless-Wednesday!

it's raining...
it's pouring...
i wish that i was snoring!!

haha it has rained here all day
it's just one of those wet, soggy days.
of course instead of sleeping in or getting stuff done
i've spent the morning trying on different layouts for the blog.
i like this one, for now :)
i sorta get tired of stuff easy. 

here is today's not really wordless wednesday & the theme is
rainy day.

who loves rainboots?
oh hi, that's me! :)

one of my bridal portraits

& finally-today i'm wearing my necklace i made with the umbrella! :)

have a super wet wednesday!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mod Podge-Dimensional Magic Necklaces

it has been quite a while since i've posted
something crafty.
mainly, because i have been lazy busy...
but i love those cute scrabble tile necklaces that people 
are making and bottle cap necklaces.
i have seen them all over blogland & decided to try my hand at them.

for this project i used:
-mod podge.
-mod podge dimensional magic.
-bag of wooden scraps from hobby lobby.
-scrap paper and images from online.
-jump rings and chains.

have you heard of this stuff?
 i kinda love it.
it makes a glassy look on anything.
i've only used it on jewelry, but ive seen it on 
cards and scrapbook pages and it's cuuute.

so next i just printed off some images
and cut them out to fit the wooden pieces & the bottle cap.
then i just used the regular mod podge and adheared the image to the wood.

 then i punched the hole with my crop-a-dile.
the dimensional magic will NOT fill in the hole. 

*the first few time I did this I noticed my images bleeding...
so i covered the top of the image with modpodge too and that helped.

next, after it's dry, you are ready to apply the dimensional magic!
it will be cloudy as it drys, but it drys clear!
it says to let it dry 3 hours, but i recommend longer, because it
will leave fingerprints if it is not fully cured, so maybe 8 hours or so.

 here is one i did drying--see the cloudiness--it disappears :)

 here are some that are finished!

 i want to wear those 2 together. 

i love these!

 in the end, this was an easy-fun project.
but if your images bleed or you have problems, just make more.
i had to throw a few away, but i am very happy with the ones that turned out great.

have a great day! 

----Linking up to link parties at the top of the page---

Monday, August 16, 2010


happy monday, kids!
i seriously have 2 weeks til' i go back to school.
i have mixed feelings between
i am working on some to do list things today,
which im pretty happy about and i should have
an awesome necklace tutorial tomorrow to post.
but for today i am doing a little about me, top picks post.
i saw this over at one of my fav blogs to read our crazy fun life.
& just like her, i give google images credit for my images.
feel free to steal this if ya want :) 








ice cream:




item of clothing:




candy bar:

food to cook: