Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pink & Green Thursday!

Whew! I'm so glad today is Thursday! The weekend is almost here, finally!


I'm linking up with Pink Preppy Lilly Lover for today's Pink & Green Thursday and today's edition is inspired by flowers. I am loving seeing all the flowers in bloom!









Hope everyone has had a fantastic Thursday! 

All images via Google Images.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Had to share this...



How stinkin' cute are these twins?

Wee Bit of Me!

 As always, I'm linking up with the above for Wee Bit of Me Wednesdays.
 
{one} if you won a trip to Disneyland/world, who would you take with you?
Obviously Daniel and Olivia, and probably my sister, her husband and their 3 kids, and my mom and dad. Just make it a family affair!

{two} when was the last time you listened to a CD?
Monday. Apparently I live in the stone ages because I do not own an ipod...I know, I know...

{three} what spice/seasoning is your favorite?
Soul food seasoning...we put it on EVERYTHING!

{four} if you were in a band, what kind of music would you play?
Country, definitely

{five} if you could have personally witnessed one historical event, which one would it be?
Can't really think of one...I'm not big into history...

{six} if you could go back to school, what would you study?
Definitely Early Childhood Education. I went for ½ a semester and dropped out, which is honestly one of my biggest regrets.

{seven} if you could go to one sporting event, all expenses paid, which one would you see?
The Super Bowl or the Clemson/Carolina game

{eight} do you drive an automatic or a manual?
Automatic, I can't drive a stick shift, but I wish I knew how. My poor husband has tried teaching me many times and they were all fails.

{nine} are you comfortable speaking in front of people?
Not at all, public speaking is not my thing.

{ten} have you ever experienced an earthquake?
No, thank goodness!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Look Into My Little Life...

Me & My Husband, Daniel

Our Wedding Day

Our Precious Little Olivia born July 9, 2008

A few randoms of Olivia...





 
My Family
Me, My dad, My mom & My sister

Me & My Sister, Ashleigh

Me & My Mom

Ten on Tuesday!

I'm linking up with the above for today's Ten on Tuesday!



1. What is a food that you never thought you would try, but then tried and liked?
Bell pepper, I never thought the day would come that I would eat a bell pepper!


2. Do you subscribe to any foodie publications? If so, which ones?  
Yes, Every Day with Rachael Ray


3. What ingredient do you find yourself reaching for the most when you cook?
I guess salt and pepper...I don't really know. 

4. Are there any foods that you hated as a child, but then learned to like as an adult?
Like I said in #1, bell pepper. Oh and onions. 

5. What do you like to eat that others may consider weird? 
Pizza dipped in ketchup and ranch mixed together, mixing my honey mustard and ketchup together and dipping my fries in it...
  
6. What is the weirdest ingredient you’ve ever cooked with?
I don't think I cook with weird ingredients...

7. Do you have any major food allergies?
Strawberries and kiwis. 


8. Is there an ingredient that you would like to cook with, but are intimidated to try?
Garlic...I know this seems like such a simple ingredient but I either put wayyy too much or not enough...I can't ever get it right...


9. Do you bake?
Yes! I love to bake, especially from scratch.

10.  If you could go on any “foodie” show to compete, which one would it be, and why?
I don't think I'd necessarily want to compete on a show but I'd love to go on Paula Deen's cooking show!
I love me some Paula Deen!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Meet Me on Monday!

 
 
Questions:

1.  Crunchy or soft tacos?
2.  Do you scrapbook?
3.  Do you take any daily medications?
4.  What is your favorite sound?
5.  Where were you born?
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1. Crunchy or soft tacos?
Either one...

2. Do you scrapbook?
No, I don't. I wish I did but I wouldn't know where to start...

3. Do you take any daily medications?
No, thank goodness because I hate taking medicine!

4. What is your favorite sound?
I guess rain on our tin roof, or the sound of my little girl laughing...

5. Where were you born?
I was born in a very small town in Georgia.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wee Bit of Me!

 {one} what was your first job?
I worked at an insurance agency. I started when I was almost 15 and worked there until I was 17. 

{two} have you ever seen a stand up comedian?
Yes, I saw Larry the Cable Guy in Charleston a few years ago. Hilarious!
 
{three} when was the last time you played mini golf?
It's actually been a couple of years. Me and my husband LOVE putt-putt!
 
{four} what was the last picture you took?
A picture of my daughter
 
{five} burnt food: yes or no?
ew, no!
 
{six} if you have a pocket full of change, what do you do with it?
Either in Olivia's piggy bank or in my coin purse
 
{seven} can you touch your tongue to your nose?
yes
 
{eight} do you scrapbook?
No, but I wish I did. 
 
{nine} do you buy lottery tickets?
Every now and then I buy the scratch off ones, and I usually don't even win my money back. The most I've ever won is $5.
 
{ten} Do you prefer to be in front of the camera or behind it?
behind it

ABC's of Me

I saw this over at Living in the Life of E!'s blog and decided to give it a go!

A-Age: 23

B-Bed size: Queen

C-Chore you hate: Folding and putting away clothes

D-Dogs: Labs

E-Essential start to your day: Coffee, so cliche, I know, but seriously I can't get through the morning without it!

F-Favorite Color: To wear, black; in general, pink

G-Gold or Silver: Silver

H-Height: 5'6"

I-Instruments you play: None

J-Job title: Homemaker

K-Kids: 1-my sweet little Olivia. Well, she's not so little anymore, she'll be 3 in July

L-Live: Lowcountry of South Carolina

M-My mom's name: Ann

N-Nickname: Em, Emma, Frances (my middle name)

O-Overnight hospital stay: C-Section

P-Pet Peeve: Oh my word, alot of them! Driving slow in the fast lane, when people use 'they're, their, & there' wrong, ignorance, the list goes on...

Q-Quote from a movie: Don't really have one...

R-Right/Lefty:Righty

S-Sibling: Older sister, Ashleigh

T-Time you wake up: 7:45ish

U-Underwear: Always

V-Veggies you dislike: Most of them

W-What makes you run late: Not being able to find something to wear

X-Xrays you've had: Hand, chest, foot, arm, teeth...lots of them

Y-Yummy food you make: Beef stew, breakfast foods, mac & cheese, any kind of dessert

Z-Zoo animal:Giraffes

What I'm Loving Wednesday!


[one] I'm loving that it is officially spring! The flowers are starting to bloom and the grass is starting to turn green. Not to mention we have been having beautiful weather! Spring is definitely my favorite time of year!

[two] I'm loving that my mom called me yesterday and told me my laptop is fixed! A guy in my parent's church has been working on it and at first he told me it was pretty much a lost cause but yay! It's fixed!! Can't wait to put some pictures on here!

[three] I'm loving that on Friday night Daniel and I are going on a double date with Tarl & Miranda. Daniel and Tarl have been best friends for a very long time and Miranda and I met through our husbands a few years ago and clicked instantly! Love them! :)

Hope everyone has a fantastic Wednesday!! We're halfway through the week!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ten on Tuesday






I'm linking up with Roots and Rings for this week's Ten on Tuesday.


1.  What condiments are always, always in your fridge?
Ketchup, mustard and mayo

2.   How do you like your steak cooked?  Your burgers?
I like my steak medium well and my burgers well done.

3.  What’s your favorite use for fresh tomatoes?
I have no use for any tomato. I hate them!

4.  What’s your go-to dinner when you haven’t planned anything in advance and you don’t feel like going out?
Breakfast! We love breakfast for dinner!


5.  What’s your favorite snack food lately?
Cheese sticks

6.  What’s your favorite weekend breakfast to make at home?
Bacon, sausage and eggs, or cinnamon rolls.

7.  What’s your favorite thing to grill?  How do you do it? 
I'm not "allowed" to grill. The grill is my husband's sanctuary. LOL. However, my favorite thing that he grills is steak.

8.  What’s your favorite wine for under $10? If you’re not a wine person, what brand of beer is your favorite?
Good ole Bud Light


9.  Give us your most delicious cocktail recipe.
Not necessarily the most delicious, just the first 2 that popped in my head.
Malibu & Pineapple
Vodka, orange juice & cranberry juice

10.  How do you like your eggs?
Sunny side up and on a pile of grits, please!

Hope everyone has a fantastic Tuesday!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Meet Me on Monday


Questions:

1.  What jewelry do you wear 24/7?
2.  Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?
3.  How many siblings do you have?
4.  Were you named after anyone?
5.  Coke or Pepsi?
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[one] What jewelry do you wear 24/7?
My wedding rings

via


[two] Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?
twirl 

[three] How many siblings do you have?
1 sister

[four] Were you named after anyone?
Yes, my great-grandmother

[fine] Coke or Pepsi?
Coke products--Sprite to be exact

I hope everyone has a wonderful Monday! 
 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Randomness

First of all, I wanted to show you all this little beauty I got from Target on Thursday:



Love this dress!! I also was on the hunt for some tan heels and I found the perfect ones but of course they didn't have my size so I ordered these off of zappos.com:
I had planned to spruce up our yard today, however, I have zero motivation, so instead I bought our groceries for the week and got a pedicure. At least I did something productive. 
I do believe I was jipped at the nail place I went to. A lady walked in ahead of me and she was also there for a pedicure. Well, they sat both of us down in the chairs and we both started our pedicures at the same time, however, she was still getting her legs and feet massaged and I was already done, like toes painted and everything. But whatever, I still got my pedicure and that's all that matters.
We have no plans for tonight or tomorrow and I couldn't be happier. I love staying home. Now don't get me wrong I love to go out and do things, but I am a really big home-body, and I'm okay with that.
Okay, now I'm off to do the mounds of laundry, and sink full of dishes that await me.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

5QF!

 
1. Have you ever testified in court? For what?

2. Do you still have your wedding dress?

3. Is there a special place you like to go when you're happy, sad, stressed, etc.?

4. If you have kids, do they sleep with you? If you don't have kids...will you let your kids sleep with you when/if you have them?

5. Do you watch late night TV?

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1. Have you ever testified in court? For what?
No, thank goodness!


2. Do you still have your wedding dress?
I do, it's just hanging in a closet at my parent's house. I seriously need to get it cleaned and put away but for now it will just have to hang in the closet. 
 
3. Is there a special place you like to go when you're happy, sad, stressed, etc.?
Not really, I mean if I'm mad then I usually just go outside or call someone and vent. If I'm happy then I just go about my day as usual.

4. If you have kids, do they sleep with you? If you don't have kids...will you let your kids sleep with you when/if you have them?
Yes, she sleeps in the bed with us. I was that person who said their kid would NEVER sleep with them, and guess what, she does. Well at least she starts out in her bed and comes to our room in the middle of the night.

5. Do you watch late night TV?
Not really, I usually fall right asleep when my head hits the pillow, thank God for DVR!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A wee bit of me!


[one] Scruffy or clean shaven?
Doesn't really matter, just nothing that looks like the guys off of ZZ Top.

[two] What's your favorite sundae topping?
Hot fudge, please!

[three] Do you own slippers?
No

[four] Did you ever have a tree house?
No, but I remember wanting one so bad!

[five] How do you relieve stress?
Smoking cigarettes (I know, I know...) or just being by myself

[six] What's your favorite Dr. Suess book?
How the Grinch stole Christmas or The Cat in the Hat

[seven] Have you ever taken dance classes?
Yes, ballet and tap when I was a little girl

[eight] Which do you use more: the thesaurus or the dictionary
Dictionary

[nine] What's your favorite form of exercise?
Walking

[ten] What's the longest you've ever waited in line?
I guess an hour or more at a theme park

WILW

I'm linking up with this kind of love for my very first WILW!
[one]
I'm loving that tonight is date night! It's been forever since me and the hubs have been on a date so I'm very excited!

[two]
I'm loving the fact that if I stand on my tiptoes I can see the weekend! I'm so ready for it! I'll be working in the yard all weekend sprucing up my flower beds.

[three]
I'm loving the giveaway that Miranda at In A Carolina Nutshell is having! So fab! Y'all go check it out!!

[four]
I'm loving that I finally started a blog!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A few of my favorites...

Emily over at Living in the Life of E! posted this and it looks really fun so here goes!


[one] Food: Crab legs and Japanese, but not at the same time

[two] Color: In general, pink. To wear, black

[three] Animal. Turtles

[four] Sports Team. College-Clemson; Pro-I don't really have a favorite

[five] Dessert: Brownies, Cheesecake

[six] Artist/Singer/Band. Really anyone that sings country music

[seven] Pair of Shoes: Any pair of sandals

[eight] Outfit:  Jeans and a shirt or a flowy dress

[nine] Store: Target

[ten] Brand. I don't really have a favorite, as long as it's cute and practical I'll buy it!

[eleven] Perfume: Ralph Lauren Romance

[twelve] Accessory: Either earrings or a necklace

[thirteen] City: Savannah, GA

[fourteen] Hobby: Shopping

[fifteen] Beauty Product: Mascara

[sixteen] Snack: String Cheese! I hadn't had them since I was a kid and recently my husband wanted some and I am SO hooked!

[seventeen] Holiday: Christmas or my birthday

[eighteen] Movie: Steel Magnolias and The Notebook

[nineteen] Song: Anything country, really. It's all I listen to!

[twenty] Guilty Pleasure: Gossip magazines (all of them!), reality TV, and Red Bull.

Ten on Tuesday

I'm linking up with Roots and Rings for Ten on Tuesday.

1. What is your cleaning style like?
I don't think I have one. I have an almost 3 year old so I am constantly putting things back in their place, I sweep, do dishes, and wipe down counters on a daily basis, and I usually "deep clean" about once a month. I love a clean house, but I hate doing the work.

2. What is your favorite thing to add to an outfit to take it from casual to classy?
Just depends on the outfit-could be a scarf, or a necklace, or even a pair of shoes.

3. Do you like stormy weather?
I don't mind it just as long as there are no tornado watches/warnings. Tornadoes scare the living daylights out of me!

4. What is your favorite cold treat on a hot day?
A blue raspberry sno-cone please!

5. What is your favorite warn treat on a cold day?
Starbucks

6. Who is your favorite animated character?
I don't really have one. I (*gasp*) have never seen The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, etc...yes, I know, you probably think I had a very sad childhood, but really I didn't! 

7. What do you keep your jewelry in?
My armoire. I have no idea if I spelled that right, but hopefully you know what I mean...

8. Do any of the rooms in your house have a theme?
Nope. I wish I were that creative.

9. Do you watch any interior design TV shows-if so, what is your favorite?
I don't, and I never really have.

10. When is the last time you did something risk-taking?
I guess when I sky dove (is that how you would say it?) back in high school.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Giveaway

Miranda at In A Carolina Nutshell is having a fabulous giveaway! Go enter NOW!!

She is giving away Essie Nail Polish in "Cute as a Button"


A wooden painted monogrammed letter, obviously the letter and color of your choice


And a $10 Victoria's Secret Gift Card



So, please go enter her giveaway!! 

Meet Me On Monday

Today, I'm linking up with Never Growing Old for Meet Me On Monday.
 The Questions:

 1.  Do you have a fireplace in your home?
2.  Can you drive a stick shift?
3.  How many computers are in your home?
4.  Are your taxes done yet?  Do you do them yourself?
5.  What is your favorite meal of the day?
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1. Yes we do, although we've only used it maybe twice since we moved in 4 years ago.
2. No, I wish I did though.
3. Only 1, my laptop
4. Yes and yes
5. Brunch (does that count?)

 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

First Blog Post!!

Hey y'all! I have been wanting to start a blog forEVER!!! My friend Miranda at In A Carolina Nutshell has got me hooked on blogs! My poor laptop has been out of service since September and I still don't have it back, so my mom got tired of hearing me complain let me borrow hers for the time being.
Anyways, I am obviously new to this whole blog thing so please be patient with me. It seriously took me about 30 minutes to figure out how to do a new post. And as far as my blog name goes, ugh, I'm not the most creative person, as you can see. I'm hoping Miranda will help me out with this, and I'm hoping she will help me figure out the whole background thing...PLEASE Miranda!! :)
Okay, so my name is Emily. I live in the lowcountry of South Carolina. I have been married for 3 years to mywonderful husband, Daniel. We have a little girl, Olivia, who will be 3 in July. I am a stay at home mom. I honestly NEVER saw myself being married with a child at the ripe old age of 23, howev er, I am and I wouldn't change it for the world!!

So, again, y'all please be patient with me, I promise I will get the hang of this whole blog thing.