Monday, April 20, 2015

Last Week in Pictures.

 
Blue and I got in lots of snuggles during a very rainy week.
 
 
Finally used my map/darts to pick our next vacation.
 
I loved looking at Hallmark's line of Fresh Ink cards.
They are so cute and funny, it was hard to choose just one
to send to my Sister in Law and Brother.
 
When the rain cleared I finally got the chance to clear all
the leaves off the back patio. Next step is getting
some cute patio chairs from Target.
 
 
 





Monday, April 13, 2015

30 Things To Do Before I'm 30.


 
Since I turned 26, 30 seems just around the corner.
I have so many things that I hoped to accomplish, some big, some small.
 
 
 
1. Have a collection of board games.
2. See snow in a northern state - I've never seen real snow, just the 2 inches the south sometimes gets.
3. Make breakfast a daily routine
4. Get glasses - I rely on contacts and my eye doctor keeps bugging me to get glasses.
5. Experience Mardi Gras w/Johnny - My husband has yet to see a real Mardi Gras parade.
6. Read my favorite blogs everyday
7. Hike in a national park or forest.
8. Go Apple picking.
9. Have a house
10. Go biking - beach or mountaint
11. Have a successful career
12. Visit a vineyard/attend a wine tasting
13. Visit another country
14. Have a garden
15. Get a new computer
16. Go rock climbing - indoor or outdoor
17. Own and see all the X-Men movies.
18. Stomp grapes
19. Finish a bottle of nail polish- believe it or not I have never done this
20. Throw a dart at a map and make travel plans. -Done!
21. See baby turtles.
22. Tie a message to balloon and release.
23. Be CPR certified
24. Be in school or have a new job.
25. Have a Disney movie all day marathon
26. Have teeth professional whitened.
27. Buy my own washer and dryer
28. Do the Gilmore Girls book challenge
29. Go to a drive in movie
30. Visit all local landmarks before we leave Memphis.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Blogs I've Been Reading.

 
I know I've taken a little break from this lately, I've had a bit going on that I will
write about in a future post.
But while I haven't been posting, I have been reading a ton of blogs lately.
It's hard to narrow it down to a few favorites, but I did.
Here's my favorite 3:
 
 
 
Emily from Freckled Fox is amazing.
She's gorgeous, has amazing style, and get this - is expecting her 5th kid!
I'm so in awe of her.
Aside from great style posts, she has awesome giveaways.
 

 
 
Hallie from Life Oceanside is also pregnant.
She's expecting her first.
She writes some pretty sweet posts, today she posted
one about her Mom that made me cry.
 
 
 
 
I was introduced to Laynah's blog when she actually started following mine.
I'm glad I did, because her blog is great.
I love her DIY tips.
Including her tried and true acne cure.
 
 
I hope you check these amazing blogs out!
Happy reading loves.
Mel.
 

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.