Monday, April 25, 2011

…Secrets, Secrets

You know the old adage… “Secrets, Secrets are no fun…” Well I usually finish it with ‘unless I am a part of one’ which I am pretty sure is NOT correct :) but that is ok because I only keep them in matters of life and death, and when I am trying to surprise people!

Thus we land on Justin’s Birthday (and Easter) Weekend…

Justin had duty (he’s in the Coast Guard) on Friday night, so Jamie and I decided how great would it be for them (she and Jamie D,) to come down and be here when he got home on Saturday morning. So in true form she and I planned out the ENTIRE weekend and were up cooking pancakes and already packed for the beach when he got home at 9am! He was SOOOOOOOO excited! (although he called us all punks for keeping it from him)

2011 Easter Weekend-1

For his birthday dinner Jamie made THE BEST CHEESECAKE EVER! (a secret family recipe or I would share it with you)


His birthday wasn’t until Monday, but it was still a celebration weekend… because it was ALSO EASTER!! We decided to try another church in town and really enjoyed it! Then we took classic "Easter Sunday Family Portraits” and even made our own BIG Easter lunch (aren’t we grown?!) I’ll leave you with some more of our “family” and ask…

What are your favorite Easter/Birthday traditions?


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Justin’s Birthday

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

…I’m an amateur!

I have conceded… I am not an expert! I know, I know, you are shocked… but it’s true… I have been avoiding the ominous “Linky Party” for a few months now because to be quite honest… I DON’T KNOW HOW


I found this… THE BARGIN HOOT… she is AMAZING! she gives step by step instructions on how to set up and host your own linky party, and even post to someone else's…



With that being said, and in light of yesterday’s post on DWTS… I bring you…



(isn’t it nice to see me grow ;) )

So how do you “link up?” It’s easy… just click on the little blue rectangular button that says add your link here. (It’s at the bottom of all the rest of AWESOME TV SHOWS and kinda small) You’ll get directions after you click it.

Don’t forget to link directly to the specific post you want to share. (AKA about your favorite TV show) I didn’t understand how to do it correctly when I first started sharing at link parties (thus why this is my first!). If you need help feel free to ask! I’d LOVE to help with what I can! HAPPY LINKY-ING

Friday, April 15, 2011

…Dancing with the Stars

I don’t know if you are watching this show… or even know this about me but I grew up dancing, and I still LOVE every single thing about it! If I could still be doing it (aka be on this show or any of the others-So you think you can dance to name one…) I would LOVE IT! These people are absolutely living the dream!
Mark and Chelsea Have put together two dances so far this season that I have absolutely DROOLED over!
The Jive
I Write Sins Not Tragedies

The Viennese Waltz
Hedwig’s Theme

For the Finale of classical week…
Macy’s Stars of Dance
Swan Lake

All I have to say is that I didn’t know that this show could get better… they keep combining my favorite things great music, from great bands and movies with even better choreography! I am so excited to see what happens with the rest of the season!

On another note… check out the link to the BLOC HOP for the weekend! You might just find a few new friends!
Have a good one! We are hittin the Ball Field…news about that later!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

…Did you miss the ACMs?

  Well technically so did we, but thanks to this new modern marvel we call DVR and the fact that Wednesday night television SUCKS we decided to watch it a few days after the fact! Lucky for you… I also decided to highlight what you missed :) (How great of me I KNOW!)
  Unfortunately for some unknown reason the ambiguous THEY don’t do red carpet coverage on TV for the ACMs… you have to tune in online (dumb!) so I don’t have a highlight reel for that, but I do have the best of the best performances---
Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler
You know how I LOVE Carrie! And how can you not sing along to Walk this Way?! (Brings me back to High School dance team!) My girl nails it again—you can’t negate it she ROCKS! (and looks DANG good doin it!)

Zac Brown Band and James Taylor
This is a POWERHOUSE combo! This song is chillingly good and I’m not sure there is much left to say!

Darius Rucker
Tears in everyone’s eyes by the end of this… such a sweet tribute. I love how the Country Music Family is always giving back!

Taylor Swift
Just because I HATE mean people too! Not really a big fan of Taylor but her music is growing as she gets older… and her set was cute… well done.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

…More on Gardening

As promised… an update on what MY flowers and plants actually look like…


  Please observe that for some reason I got CURSED with a PURPLE bloom (the color of DOOM) in the middle of my Ranunculus! It was absolutely NOT purchased in that color… so I am not sure what happened— but I suspect foul play!

  We repotted the others this weekend and I am hoping to find a basket or pot or something cute to put those ugly yellow buckets in… but that will be for another day.

  So far I haven’t killed any of them yet, but the Iris, and the Caladiums are a bit droopy :(

  LUCKILY… Sweet Joann Sent us a care package today with a few gardening tools in it… to help bloom my garden and maybe my green thumb too!


Monday, April 4, 2011

…I’m learning to be all thumbs


Our First Home Finished1

  A couple of weekends ago I decided that I needed some ambiance on my back porch… so Justin and I set forth to the store in search of the perfect porch company.

  Now something you may not know about me is that I am sadly a PLANT KILLER!! (dun dun dunnnnnn) So I was REALLY worried about which ones to get.

  I only wanted leafy plants (cause I figured I could handle that) but the selection on the pretty leaves was slim and I only found one that I loved so I was FORCED to buy some flowers! (of course I made sure they were not going to be pink or purple—I may have told the Wal-Mart worker that I would return them if they came up in either of the two.)

Here are my choices…


  1. Ranunculus- These are my all time FAVORITE flower (with a close second being Peonies) these were an addition when Joann and Tommy came into town. I was SO excited!
  2. Caladiums- This was my first pick… I LOVE the pretty leaves!
  3. Calla Lilies- This guy was all by himself and I thought I might get a discount on him… but no he was just misplaced!
  4. Bearded Iris- This was the most of the uncertainty…I have seen these in every color and I was buying a yellow one BY DARN MINE BETTER BLOOM YELLOW!

DISCLAIMER: These are not the pictures from my actual plants…I will update you once I have fully bloomed plants…Here’s hoping I develop a green thumb