Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding

I have been a Royal watcher since I was eight years old. I vividly remember watching Charles & Diana wed followed by Sarah & Andrew then Edward & Sophie and finally Charles & Camilla. I woke up early this morning anxiously awaiting the first glimpse of the dress. I thought the new Duchess looked very elegant, I loved the romantic feel of the lace. However, I thought her dress was too much like Grace Kelly's and should have had a more dramatic skirt and lighter veil.

Yellow is one of my favorite colors and I thought the Queen looked radiant!

Oh my goodness, this cake is AMAZING!!!!!

Seriously?!? Someone needs to talk to Princess Anne, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. Their dresses and hats are hideous!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

5 Post in One

I have been super busy the last few weeks with school activities, field trips, remodeling the new house, taking care of Tom's grandmother and a little (shh) shopping. Hey when a girl is stressed shopping is the only way to go!

Easter Weekend

Wow, what a flop :( Tom & Jonah went to the lake Friday night for a one day trip that turned into two. They didn't get home until Sunday afternoon. That was really weird! Johnson had his first "date" on Friday night, we met his girlfriend and her Mom at the movies. I forgot to buy Easter basket stuff so after the movie we went to WalMart to pickup a few things. I didn't even take a picture of their baskets. I vow to do better next year.

The New House

Is coming along beautifully, thanks to my brother and his crew! The floors in the bathrooms, sunroom and laundry room now have tile instead of linoleum. I have new door handles & locks, the painter is working as hard as she can and the decorator has ordered my new furniture and is coming Thursday to measure for window treatments. Needless to say, I'm tried!!


This time of year we seem to always get swamped with activities, I wish the teachers would schedule these things throughout the year instead of trying to squeeze it all in at the last.


I can't seem to stop! Online shopping is so easy press a button, select a shipping method and enter your card number and all is right with the world! Saks is having a fabulous sale, you get 20% off most items including makeup and free shipping, you can't beat that. I have an addiction to Tory Burch shoes, her Reva flats are so cute with just about everything and her slip on sneakers are very comfy, I ordered the pair in the photo in khaki & brown, very cute!


I'm thinking of doing the OOTD post like so many bloggers do. I have searched high and low for a plus-size gal who does OOTD and can't seem to find one, so I think I'll start doing this in the next few days. I'm not a fashion queen by any stretch but I love to look my best in the classics with a few trends thrown in for good measure.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Why Is It

  • half of a peanut butter sandwich tastes better than a whole

  • you can be in the worst mood ever, see a baby and automatically smile

  • children can remember the words to every song on their ipod but can't remember to put their school uniforms in the laundry room

  • just when you think your child is going to have to miss school because of the above mentioned laundry incident you find a school shirt at the bottom of the drawer

  • when you read a great book you think that everyone you meet needs to read it

  • the corner piece of pizza, cake, brownies well just about everything taste better?

  • Easter candy tastes better than fruit

  • the Kate Spade purse I want for summer is way more than I want to spend!?!

Have a good day/evening!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Doesn't seem to be a strong enough word to describe how I feel this afternoon. While we were enjoying a relaxing weekend at the camper our landlord called about 5:30 Saturday evening to tell us that a tornado had hit the rental house. I'm so thankful we weren't home and that our new house in a neighboring wasn't damaged. My Suburban was hit by something, we think the basketball goal, and now has a broken luggage rack and a big dent that will need to be repaired. We live in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, tornadoes rarely hit, this makes two in the past month within a 50 mile radius.

I'm heavy hearted for our friends who we are renting from, please keep them in your prayers, they really need to sell this house and with all the damage it will be months before they will be able to show it again.

Friday, April 8, 2011


Do you ever feel as if your life is spinning out of control? I sure do! This has been an extremely hard week; I've worked 2 days (remind me to NEVER sub for 7th/8th grade again), I've spend 2 days taking care of Tom's grandmother, I watched a friend's child Wednesday night and I've managed to run the household. With one major exception, THE LAUNDRY, It's totally taken over my life and laundry room. I wish I could give all of our clothes away except for 7 outfits each, wouldn't that make life easier?

We are moving in two weeks and I'm so not ready! Wish me luck, my Mom is going to be out-of-town when we move. She is 68 years old and can work twice as fast as I can at 39!

Have a great weekend, we are off to the lake for a little R&R!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Help A Child Find A Home

Please, please visit No Greater Joy Mom's blog (here), read this little guy's story and Chip-In to help bring this precious child home to a loving family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Formal

Johnson had the time of his life at the Spring Formal Saturday night! I'm so proud of him for stepping out of his comfort zone to ask a girl to go with him, he is one great kid and I'm thankful he's mine!

Everything went smoothly except for the flowers, it's a long story so I'll save that for tomorrow.