Thursday, February 5, 2015

Happy Birthday, Mom.

 
 
Today, February 5th is my mom's birthday.
 
My mom, my nephew Deegan, and my Dad.
 
I know everyone says that they have the best parents.
Well, most people anyway.
I truly believe that if there were a Parent lottery, my siblings &
I came out as the million dollar winners.
My mom is the most selfless person I know.
In fact, sometimes she is selfless to a fault.
She would risk her life for any of her children, and honestly
probably a perfect stranger, because that's just who she is.
 
She has been there for me, and never judged me through my whole life.
And honestly, most times I didn't deserve it, but she was there.
I know if I ever needed her, she's a phone call a way, and she
would jump in her car and rush over, no questions asked.
 
Aside from her big heart, she's also the most creative
person I've ever met, a trait that skipped me, but
was passed down to my sister,
When they put their heads together, they come up with some amazing things.
 
She always made sure I had the best birthdays growing up, and even now
as an adult, she makes sure I do.
 
I just hope that I can give back some of what she has given me all of these years.
 
Happy Birthday Mom,
I love you,
 
Love,
Your Daughter.
 
 
 


Friday, January 30, 2015

To my nephew Deegan.

 
 
On July 30th 2013, after 8 years of trying my sister and her husband had a baby boy.
They named him Deegan, and our lives have been so different since.


He's 18 months now, and he's make our lives so much better.
My parents are overjoyed every Sunday when they get to babysit, and
their house is overrun with toys.
We all love seeing his personality develop as he's grown.
He's such a sweet, and caring child, he rarely raises a fuss.
He loves food and he's got his little happy belly to prove it.
He loves to pick up after himself, which is so cute to watch.
Last time I saw him, he was sad to see me leave, and he blew
me kisses all the way out the door.

I love my nephew so much.
I can't wait for these next years, and to see who becomes.
I know they are going to be amazing.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Memphis Date Idea #2: Live Music @ Hueys!

 
 
 
 
If you live in the Memphis area, and are looking for something fun to do on the weekends,
check out your local restaurants. A lot of them offer live, local bands for free!
 
Our favorite place to check them out is Hueys.
Which is a favorite around these parts.
It's a local place known for great burger, and has a few locations.
 
We go to the one closest to our house, and this past Sunday a great
local band Young Petty Thieves played.
They did some great covers (Bob Dylan, anyone?) and even some nice original stuff.
 
We went with our friends and neighbors, and had a great night.
 
 





Monday, January 19, 2015

Fun Sunday: Memphis Auto Show

 
 
I'm always looking for fun things to on my day's off.
Memphis has so many things going on and it's not hard to find a fun event to go to.
 
 
Last Sunday, my husband, myself and our neighbor Zach went to
the Memphis Auto Show, which happens once a year at the convention
center downtown.
 
It was $8 admission per person.
and there were two big showrooms of cars to see.
All the big car brands were there displaying their new models,
and you could even test drive them if you wanted!
 
We didn't opt for the test drive, but we had a good time hopping in the
cars and checking them out.
 




 
We had a great time!
And I hope we find more fun things like this to do.
 


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Beating Blogger Procrastination.

 
 
Confession:
I'm a big procrastinator.
I start things and never finish them.
It's a trait passed down from my mother, she's mastered the art of procrastination, and
she has passed the torch on to me.
 
 
My goal this year is to conquer the beast of procrastination, and make this
a better blog.
 
Using my trusty planner, I'm constantly writing ideas, and scheduling and planning posts.
And I'm hoping that will make all the difference.
So far it seems to be working.
By scheduling a post in my planner, it seems I am 10x more likely to actually
do it.
 
I hope to connect, and build this blog more and more as the year goes on.
And I'm hopefully kill my procrastination urges for good.
 


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

BOGO Sales Items at Forever 21!

 
 
 
Forever 21 is my favorite place to shop for clothes online.
 
And they are having an amazing sale right now,
all of their sale items are Buy One Get One Free!
 
 
Here's what I wanna snag:
 
 
This faux leather skirt $14.99
 
 
 
 
 
I can wear all of these pieces to work, and also date nights with my husband.
 
I don't shop a lot, so when I do I like to buy a few pieces at a time, so this BOGO sale is an ideal
chance for me to stock up.
 
 
Mel.
 
 
 


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Insert Annoying New Year Hashtag Here.

 
 
I know you're probably sick of all the  #newyearnewyou posts that
are flying around in attempts to motivate, and convince you that this is the
year that everything will happen for you.
 
And I hope it does, but I buy into it every year and then the new year high
wears off, and another year passes by without much change from me.

 I am sort of forcing this motivation and until I can convince myself that it's real.
It's less #newyearnewyou and more #fakeituntilyoumakeit.
But hey whatever works.
 
I, along with my trusty new planner hope that this is the year that I make some changes
that really stick, and make me proud of myself.
 
I hope that this year is a big awesome one for all of you as well.