Friday, November 25, 2011

Glitz and Glam ;)

I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am about this!

It's such a cute and fun idea!
Get partered up with a lovely blogger lady
spend $25 on all things gilttery
and send it off to her.
oh yeah and get a present in return :)

Just a lovely way to get to know different ladies in the blog network!
And, who doesnt love getting cute glittery things for christmas :)

Anywho, I have this awesome partner

She's such a doll :)
She has some awesome stories and such an interesting life!

I've already gone out and got her some cute stuff and I can't wait to put it all together and send it off!

Stay tuned for her post about what she got
and also my post about what I have received.


And I hope you all had an amazing turkey day!

"Cheers to the freaking weekend"
2 more hours to go!!!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Give Thanks


Share Your World Turkey Day Edition

Linking up again with


1. If you could be on any TV show {reality or not}, what show would you be on?

I would definitely be on 
I absolutely adore her :)
She's such a cutie pie!!
2. What is the best thing you have ever bought from a yard/garage sale?
I've never bought anything from a yard sale.
Not that I wouldn't!
I've just never been one to wake up super early on Saturdays and go find yard sales.

3. Do you still have friends whom you went to high school with?
I have a few actually! 
My best friend and roommate and I have actually been friends since the middle school days!
But I have a good number of friends I met when I was in high school(s)
seeing as how I went to two of them.
That I'm still friends with today :)

4. Do you have any scars? If so, share the stories behind them.
I don't really have any "cool" scars.
I do have one scar on my left elbow from when I was riding my bike and fell off of it. 
It hit asphalt and rock.
So there are darker spots where the rock was stuck.
Gross I know lol.
I also have a place on my knee from where I fell on broken glass
My knee hit a large piece and it went all the way in.
Luckily it didn't hurt anything but my skin!

5. If you had to eat one thing/meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
You can make macaroni and cheese

6. What's your most embarrassing moment?
Hmm.... this is a hard one.
I have a few funny ones that I probably shouldn't post on here haha
But there was a time when I was at home at my parents house.
And mind you... I don't sing in front of ANYONE
well... I was home alone... or so I thought
and was in the shower singing at the top of my lungs.
And.... my family came home.
When they told me they heard me singing...
i d i e d.

and don't forget to link up with Mrs. Drew 
Share Your World!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

25 Facts

Linking up with Living In Yellow


lol.... this could get interesting

my middle name is elizabeth
(and I secretly love it)

I'm a sucker for a man with pretty eyes and a southern drawl

I absolutely love big dogs.
Like, they melt my heart away!!

with Wing King

I have stage fright...
when I pee... haha
like so bad I have to turn on the fan and water
so no one can hear me.
I'm ridiculous I know.

I'm OCD about spelling words correctly.
Like... seriously irks me
and I have to correct the person every time.
I'm annoying.

I'm deathly afraid of the dark
I swear there is always some sort 
of "bad guy" in the dark that is just waiting to kill me.

I tend to sing to myself... in the mirror
that just cracks me up :)

"brO" is now my favorite word

my little sister is my mini me :)
love her <3

Don't know if you know this but my 
are actually my aunt and uncle.
It's a confusing situation but it's the greatest thing that's ever happened to me!

I am weirdly strangely oddly obsessed with Miranda Lambert.
Like, She does no wrong.
And could never.

Thanksgiving is BY FAR my favorite holiday

I obsess over wedding stuff..
and im single haha
i know ... pathetic

I am not afraid of heights....

im afraid of
its weird.
Like i can be on my front porch step just trying to walk down 
two stairs
and I FREAK because I dont wanna fall.

I could spend hours social networking daily.
It's terrible.

Not a day goes by that I don't have a Diet Mountain Dew.
it just can't happen

I'm crafty.... but way too lazy to make half the stuff I pin on

I'm secretly in love with 
Zac Efron

Like most other females
I'm self concious about myself...
I just tend to hide it a little better than others.

I want an SUV so bad it hurts.

If I could afford it...
I'd be high maintenance.
but not stuck up.

I'm terrified when I come to a stop light while driving.
I have rear ended someone before
so I'm so scared someone is going to do it to me.
My heart stops every time I see another car coming up behind me.

I love my new house.
Like... I don't want to go anywhere because I'm happier here :)

Give me chocolate, high heels, make up, curling iron, and a cute dress
and a glass of white wine
 I'm a happy camper.

Link up and tell everyone 25 fun facts to know about you!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thirsty Thursdays :)

Wanna gain followers?

Or simply get to know different people?

Make my day :)

Let me just start by saying, children, at my point in life right now, is almost like a cuss word.

For me, I'm no where NEAR having kids right now. And I don't think I will be for a while.

But other people's children M.E.L.T my heart :)

They are so freaking adorable!!

My friend Cassie has this beautiful little boy T.D. He's two and such a cutie :)

She dresses him like a little man! And he has this adorable little comb over hair style.

And his smile... don't even get me started. I could just kiss that little boy all day!

And he LOVES kisses! He always wants me to hold him and then he grabs my face and plants a big one right one the lips and then pulls back and giggles forever. And then he does it again and again. It's the cutest thing!

And she had this baby girl about 2 months ago. She is so tiny! But absolutely beautiful! And she isn't a fussy baby at all. I love when I get to hold her she just lays there and looks around or sleeps. CUTIE!

Her big brother T.D. loves holding her and kissing her. The two of them together are just the sweetest thing!

Then there are the cutie pie little cousins I have! They're all 7 and under (except us older kids)
And they are too freaking cute! They all love us older cousins and always run and jump into our arms while yelling our names in excitement whenever we come over or have family get togethers :)

Then there are the kids in my Children's Church class at church. I opted out of doing it this year but I still love seeing them and getting hugs from them whenever they come into the service for their Children's choir. I had the 3 & 4 year olds. LOVE EM!!

And let's not forget all the absolutely adorable little kids that come to my work! I work at a bank and if anyone remembers being a little kid and going through the drive thru lane at the bank was getting suckers. So I always make sure I give those little cuties suckers. And I absolutely love when they lean up or roll the window down and wave and yell "THANK YOU!!" It makes my day :)

I love children. But right now it's more of I love other people's children. They're great when they're being cute and sweet and loving. But when they scream, potty, make messes, or throw up... you can give them back :)

Maybe one day I'll have kids. Until that day I'm just going to spoil the heck out of everyone else's!

Share Your World

It's my favorite time of the week again!

Share your world.
Pass the word.
Link up.

Inside my world

1. Did you have a favorite blanket or toy as a kid? If so, do you still have it??
I had a blanket and a teddy bear.
My blanket was blue and it was the one that used to hang on the back of my Pawpaw's chair.
He passed away and my mom and I moved.
So I got the blanket.
My teddy bear was one that I got in K5 for my birthday.
It was light brown and had red plaid pj's on.
And it came with a night light bc I was scared of the dark!
Sad to say I no longer have either of these :(
2. I love it when my _______ does ________.
"Guy I'm interested in"
Sends me a certain text.
We have this weirdo little game we play when we're bored.
He always texts me and says "tell me something"
and then I proceed to send him a random fact about myself that he wouldn't already know.
It's usually something no one ever really notices.
We go back and forth forever with this.
It's always funny with how random these texts are!
And whatever I tell him never goes along with what he sends me back lol.
It sounds silly but it makes my day :)
3. You're at a ball park. You have $5 in your pocket. You order...
I'm with Jessica on this one.
I LOVE either a hotdog or some good nachos and cheese!
But for coke lol
4. If you could have any celebrities 'voice' as the voice on your GPS, who would it be?
It would have to be gerard butler wit his irish accent.
That man is pure sexiness.
And his accent just makes him THAT much hotter.

5. Are you a messy sleeper or a neat sleeper?
Haha this is funny.
I'm definitely a messy sleeper.
Which cracks me up because I'm so OCD with neatness.
My bed is always made perfectly before I can get in it.
And when I go to sleep I lay on my side with the blankets perfectly flattened out and in perfect place.
Then when I wake up in the morning
my pillows are EVERYWHERE.
and the ends of my comforter are untucked and it's turned all sideways
My sheets are usually in a big ball at the end of the bed.
It's a mess haha!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday.... Pinterest Edition :)

Now, these might be in a random order due to the fact that my computer at work
will NOT cooperate with me and download the pictures
the way I want them.
So bare with me please ladies :)

Here is "What I'm Loving"

Cookie Dough Bites!
No raw eggs. No baking.
And they are DELISH!
I made them last night and they were absolutely
what I needed for my sweet tooth!

Tried this hairstyle at work today.
My hair is the same length as hers right now and I am in desperate need to find
some different ways to fix it until it grows out.
I got SO many compliments on it!
And it's super easy :)
Love her hair tutorials!

Wish I knew how to curl my hair like this!

I made them the other night.
Huge hit at my house :)
Only difference is I put enchillada sauce in the enchillada and on top once they were done!

Colors I'm using in my room :)

Definitely want one of these.... one day

love love love

I wish I knew how to make this!

I'm already saving corks to make this!

I will be making these for the kitchen this holiday season

love :)

This is the color and bang cut I got recently :)

Um did I mention I am
with burlap!
I will def. be making one of these :)

again with the burlap love <3

Too cute :)

Love <3

I love this idea
just not so much the colors

I want one of these for my house one day!

I am ridiculously obsessed with this!

and this

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Trendy :)

So I have joined the trendy ladies out there after seeing

It's so cute I couldn't resist. 

^this inspired my lovely creation^

(sorry for the horrible quality! Can't seen to find my camera so these lovelies were taken via phone)

I heard the way you know which finger to paint is that you always paint the ring finger.
Left hand for married ladies
and your right hand for all of us single ladies :)

Happy Tuesday <3

Monday, November 14, 2011

Chivalry ... Dead?

This past weekend, I was upset.
I'm a single woman and very proud of it.
I'm also completely content with it.

But that's not to say I'm completey closed off to the idea of dating someone.
Because I'm not.
I'm great at relationships!
I love being in love.

But to my disappointment...
Chivalry is dead.
Men do not take the initiative to ask a woman out anymore!
What ever happened to approaching a woman.
Having a conversation with her.
Asking for her number.
Calling her a little while later and asking her out on a date?

I mean really guys?
And shame on you ladies for letting it happen this way!
Because of Social Networking these days..
Guys are more into "instant messaging"
Or whatever cop out way of asking a girl out.
And nine times out of ten they don't even ask you on a date.
It's more of a "Do you wanna hang out?" kinda thing.

Really guys?
Call me old fashioned but I believe in the phone call.
I believe in dinner and a movie dates.
I believe in the guy coming to pick the girl up.
I believe in a man opening and holding doors.... yes even car doors.
I believe in actually having conversation and getting to know each other.
And I DEFINITELY don't kiss on the first date.

I asked a guy friend what was up with guys now a days.
And he said "guys are scared of being turned down"
So what?
If a woman tells you no it's not the end of the world.
And it's definitely not the only answer you're going to get from every woman.
It just means she isn't worth your time so move on.

My single girl friends and I are in aggreance (sp?)
If we find a man attractive
And he were to be brave enough to approach us
initiate a conversation
and ask for our number
9 times out of 10...
he's gonna get the number.

So guys

and ladies...
Don't be so rude when a man approaches  you.
Even if you're not interested,
be polite to him please.
Don't ruin it for the rest of us who might actually say yes.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Share Your World Thursday 11/10


1. What style do you tend to lean towards when decorating your home?
Right now all the walls in our house are a pretty tan color. We have black/tan/red/and white in pretty much every room in including the bathroom and bedrooms. We have other colros throughout to make each room a little different both those colors are the common ones in every room. I mean with balck appliances, tan walls, and a red fron door what else could ya do? lol. But we absolutely love it! And that's how we probably would have decorated the house anyways!
2. I never leave the house without...
A drink in hand haha! I don't know why but I have to have something to drink in my car at all times! I mean of course I have my keys, purse, and cell phone but thats kind of a given. Drink of choice? Diet Mountain Dew :)

3. I love to pamper myself by...
-Manicures. LOVE EM
-Mary Kay
-New undies from VS (can you tell I'm weirdly obsessed with my underwear? haha)
-High heels! Anytime I'm sad or upset, a new pair of heels can always save the day!
-It may sound weird but I always love new mascara? haha
-Nishie G's :)
Most women like ice cream or chocolate
I love Greek American Cuisine haha
-New clothes of any kind.
Retail Therapy anyone?
-Quiet moments at the lake! I live for water and seeing as how my house is literally seconds away from a local boat landing that's kind of a well kept secret... you can catch me there anytime I need alone time.
-A good book :)
It's my way of escaping reality for a little while
Book of choice? Anything by Nicholas Sparks at the moment.
It's my goal to have read all of his novels by my birthday next April.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"Happy Girls Are The Prettiest Girls"

Just a somewhat quick update :)
Date: November 9, 2011
My Initials: KES

Age: 21

Size: Medium/Average lol

Friday Nights: Cooking with the roomie and lots of lovely friends over :)

Hair Style: Medium (yay!!) and blonde!

Favorite place to dine out: Chilis (haha) or Nishie G's

Favorite Outfit: Skinny jeans, heels, and a super cute top :)

Love Life: Non existent as of right now lol. But I'm perfectly okay with it. I've made the decision that dating just to be dating is not what I want. I don't want a relationship unless its someone I can be serious with. Been on a few dates here and there but nothing serious....yet :)
Home Life: It's really great! Finally moved into my own place about two weeks ago with my absolute best friend. We've been super close since 7th grade and we've always talked about moving in together one day. I'm so glad we finally did it! I love our little house :) It definitely suits us. 

TV shows: Weirdly enough I'm loving DWTS haha. Other than that I don't really watch too much tv.

Extra time: Lately I've been spending most of my extra time organizing the new house and getting settled in. We've been having some friends over too so that's been great :)

What excites me: What's exciting right now is the fact that it's fall! I'm also loving the football season :) I'm really enjoying the fact that I'm learning how to cook! I'm really loving it :). I'm pretty excited about the holiday season coming up especially since I've got my own place to decorate! I'm excited that my church is getting a new Music Minister and apparently he's absolutely amazing! Now, I LOVE to sing. And I've always felt called to sing in the choir at church. But I wanted to wait until I found "the one". The church is go to is definitely where God wants me right now so who knows, maybe with this new Music Minister the choir thing will work out too! I'm also so happy that I can finally get back involved with the youth at my church. I quit helping for a little while just because I was gonig through some stuff. But the other sunday the new leader walked up to me and asked for my help. And it just felt like that was God's way of saying "GO BACK".

 A moment I never want to forget: The day I sat in Alex's living room and signed my lease :) I cannot imagine the overwhelming joy I felt when It hit me that I had my OWN place! A place that I made the rules. I was responsible for. I paid for. I've worked my whole life to get to this point. I finally have everything I want :) This year I became completely independent of my parents and became a full fledged adult and you cannot even believe how proud that makes me of myself! I'll never forget that moment that I signed that dotted line :)


I feel like everyone should read and understand this because it is so true :)

A little boy asked his mother, “Why are you crying?” “Because I’m a woman,” she told him. “I don’t understand,” he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, “And you never will.” Later the little boy asked his father, “Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?” “All women cry for no reason,” was all his dad could say. The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry. Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked, “God, why do women cry so easily?” God said, “When I made the woman she had to be special. I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort. I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children. I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining. I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly. I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart. I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly. And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed.” “You see my son,” said God, “the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides.” Author: Unknown

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Southern Folks

"The South; where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed."

Well I'm about to get real southern on yall for a minute here.
I was watching The Chew earlier today and something on there struck a nerve with me.
They were having the "country cooking" segment and they all dressed up in flannel, boots, and cowboy hats. they all kept saying "howdy" and "yeehaw" and talking in a suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper stretched drawl and a thick twang. And they all kept making comments about "living on the ranch" and "herding cattle"

Now, I know that it's funny sometimes to stereo type southern people in this way. But that was just too much for me.  I've lived in the south my whole life, and to me, the south is nothing like this. Being southern isn't an accent or a clothing style. It isn't "herding cattle" or "living on a ranch/farm".

Being southern is something classy and simple. Being southern is a way of life. It's about appreciating the simple things that God so graciously blessed us with. It's about loving your family whole heartedly and your friends the same. It's about thanking the good Lord for everything you have in life. It's about saying "ma'am" and "sir", "please" and "thank you". It's about cooking big meals on sunday afternoon after church and then falling asleep on a porch swing and maw maw's house. It's about hunting and fishing. It's about being proud of where you came from. It's about still saying the pledge of allegiance...the right way... and taking your hat off while saying it. It's about honoring the many men and women who have fought and/or died for our freedom. It's about high school football games and tailgating all day saturday to watch your favorite college football team. It's about wearing a smile like it's the greatest accessory you own. It's about small towns and knowing everyone by their first names. It's about good food and definitely fried chicken. It's about bonfires and roasting marshmellows. It's about guitars and good music. It's about the bible being the only law and God the only judge. It's about fighting for what you believe in. It's about sticking together and always having each others backs. It's about not being scared to get your hands dirty. It's about fourwheeling and muddy tires. It's about high heels, pearls, dresses, and camo. It's about barefeet and summer time.

Southern is about community, God, family, friends, manners, love, fun, and sunshine. It's about tailgates, truck beds, bonfires, barefeet, football, and fishing poles. It's about high heels, pearls, ribbons, curls, camoflauge, and cowboy boots.

Yeah we have cows, farms, cowboys, accents, drawls, and a twang. But that's on the surface of southern people. There is a much deeper meaning to being southern.

What does it mean to you?


Haha only a select few of my lovelies will understand the title of this blog and will be laughing hysterically when they read it!

This weekend was absolutely hilarious. Very super eventful too I must add

but let me just say.... GO ARKANSAS haha
Clemson had a bi-week so a few good people came over and we watched the Carolina vs Arkansas game and then we watched LSU remain #1 in the nation and stay undefeated when they beat Alabama without ever even scoring a touch down. Talk about an interesting game!

Anyways my weekend can be summed up as this

-friends came home from out of town .... :)
A friend from a while ago was home this weekend and I got to spend some much needed time with him. LOVED IT
-reunited with my friend Ericka and im SO excited about it
She got married and ran off to Florida but shes back home now and I AM SO  FREAKING EXCITED lol
-made up a new "high five" rule
If you can make someone give you a high five five times in one night you get a kiss. LOVE this rule :) lol
-cooked a BANGING dinner friday night... go me :)
sauteed beef tips with peppers and mushrooms. Homemade mashed potatoes, and green beans... yum :)
-made new friends
I met a lot of new people this weekend and loved everyone of them :)
-I definitely smacked some guy in the face for being disrespectful to me ... once again... go me :) lol
lets just say I don't tolerate ignorance and he was being very rude and disrespectful to me, Ericka, and some other friends and I just got sick of it. So I slapped him and walked out. I don't usually feel like being physical is the answer but this guy really needed it and I just happened to be the one to finally do it.
-lots and lots and lots of wings and football!
need I say more?
-finally made our little house feel like a home :)
Alex and I have been in our little humble abode for a little over a week now and we FINALLY got everything unpacked and put away. Everything is decorated and finally has our personalities in it. We made it a home by having a few of some great friends over this weekend :)
-My little brother's birthday....

What did you do this weekend?

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I swear the hardest conversation in any person's life is telling the one person you loved whole heartedly, that you want them to be happy, even if it means with someone else.

I did that today.

In every woman's life, the first love is always the deepest. It's the first time she ever gives a man her heart and trusts him completely with it. It's an absolutely beautiful feeling. But when it ends, it hurts more than any other pain. But its always the one love that will always stay in her heart.

Well, it's been two years since my first love and I ended things. Since him I've had two boyfriends, but neither of which were the same as it was with him. No one ever will be.

"The truth is, I gave my heart away a long time ago, my whole heart, and I never really got it back" -Sweet Home Alabama

Through everything life has thrown at us, we've remained very close friends. And I truly believe we always will be. He had been there for me through some difficult points in my life. And he is the only boy whose ever completely accepted me and loved me for exactly who I was. Whenever I cried or was sad or upset, he was who I called to talk about it. He's the only one who could ever understand or know what to say, or even when I just needed him to say nothing at all. When I was happy or excited I called him because I knew he would know exactly why I was so happy. He could appreciate whatever it was that meant so much to me. And of course he was the same way with me.

After we ended things he had an off and on thing with this girl but after a while I guess it just kind of simmered out. It was never anything really serious. But then a few months ago, I could tell the way he talked to me had changed a little. Apparently he had started spending time with another girl. At first I didn't really get too concerned because I didn't think it was anything serious. He never really talked about her. But in the back of my mind, I knew he cared because things started to feel a little different between us. Then a few days ago, I found out they were more serious than I thought. They were "boyfriend and girlfriend". GIRLFRIEND.... a title he hadn't allowed any other woman to have the priveledge of having since me.

As much as it hurts, and as much as I wish I could just keep him to myself, I have to be fair. Because I know in my heart I can't expect him to sit around forever and be in love with me. Eventually he was going to have to move on with his life and find someone who could make him happy.

Today, I finished reading my book "Dear John" by Nicholas Sparks and the very end of the book he says that to truly love someone it means you have to want whatever makes them happy even if that means making a sacrifice.

That hit so close to home. I immediately had to call him and tell him that whatever it meant to make him happy I would completely support him and be happy for him and that I wished him all the best.

But I meant it completely.

Share Your World Thursday

I found this absolutely lovely new link up on one of the greatest blogs Stilettos And A Fishing Pole.

Every thursday, there are a set of questions, just random things. It's supposed to help the readers get to know you (and also help the blogger with writers block.... which I tend to have a LOT these days!)

So here goes : )

1. Go back five years, would you have pictured your life as it is now or would it have been different?  If so, how or why?
Five years ago I would have been 16. (I know I'm a baby!)
But when I was sixteen, I dreamed of having this romantic love life. I dreamed that I would find my high school sweetheart and he would be the man of my dreams. We would get married at this elegant fairytale wedding and live happily ever after. I would be a stay at home mom, we'd be living in a gorgeous white house with a wrap around porch, like in the notebook, and all would be well with the world.
As you should know, my life is NOTHING like I pictured it back then. I'm not married. My high school sweetheart and I are no longer together. I don't have children. No fairytale wedding or a pretty white horse. Definitely no wrap around porch. I work everyday. But I'm perfectly happy with how my life has turned out. It's like I've always said "some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers"-Garth Brooks

2. In a perfect world with no attachments, my career would be...
I've always loved children. I have a passion for seeing the smiles on their faces when you interact with them and play with them. And I've always wanted to do something to better their lives. In a perfect world I would be a teacher in elementary school. But in reality college is ridiculously expensive and the need for new teachers is rare. But I love my job at the bank and I'm glad I ended up here :)

3. Name one thing you do {or don't do} that the world may think strange of you.
Haha it sounds funny, but I tend to match my clothes to my underwear! I know its random and maybe TMI but I'm just that OCD about coordinating : ) lol