Sunday, October 30, 2011

Whata Wacky Weekend...

I had an great, crazy, and jam-packed weekend. Friday was the Halloween party. I must say that we looked pretty funny as Elly Mae (I honestly am not sure the correct spelling of her name) and Jethro.

I made a yummy caramel apple cheesecake (courtesy of Paula Deen),
and finally learned how to draw a spider web. I didn't make the cupcakes...
just decorated them.

All the costumes were great, but Abbie stole the show the next day!

I finished my projects this weekend too! However, I will post the pictures of
them at a later time. Until then, Happy Halloween y'all!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ah, I Can Breathe Again...

Today was the big day, the day I have been preparing for since I first walked onto campus. Today was my interview to be accepted into the professional program of education. I don't remember the last time I had that many knots in my stomach. I spent at least two hours trying to find the perfect outfit. I'm pretty sure I only got five hours of sleep last night. Well, the nerves disappeared as soon as I walked into the education office. I am so thankful they did. My interview went really well... I think. After finishing, I had the fun opportunity to listen to my friend, Ashley, go through all the same nerves I did. (Her interview was three hours after mine.) We celebrated the end of nervousness by eating like pigs at O'Charley's. I felt so confident and happy that the interview was over only to find out that the black and white shirt that I had so intricately planned to match my black cardigan, khaki pants, and black flats was actually blue. Go figure. Just another day in the world of Heather. Did I mention right after I finished my interview I drank a huge cup of coffee? It helps.
On a different note, Benji and I finally have our Jethro and Ellie May wigs for the Halloween Party Friday night. Last night he decided to model mine.
Come on... that's one pretty lady.

Today, he got his wig. This is the picture he sent me when he got home from work...
He would shoot me if he knew I put these on here. Good thing he can't stand the internet. He really is my hillbilly man :) 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all...

So, I realized that I did not post my anything about my crafts or baking after I said I would, but there's a good reason for that... I'm still working on my crafts, and the baking will begin closer to the end of the week for the big fall get-togethers. So, I decided to write a little about somethings that I'm loving about fall lately.

First of all, I'm loving Paula's neat ideas for Halloween/Fall party food...
These are so cute, but would probably take a lot
of time from a perfectionist like myself.

I'm wondering if there would be people who wouldn't eat
these because of their extreme fear of spiders...
I think chocolate overrides arachnophobia any day.

This pumpkin roll just reminds me of Georgia.
I can taste it right now.


I'm loving that Georgia and Clemson are doing so well.

I hope the Dawgs sic 'em against Florida Saturday.

Not gonna jinx it, but this season is pretty awesome!
I can't wait to go back.


I'm loving some craft ideas I've been getting from other cute blogs.
This is just one of them.


And for some odd reason, I'm loving coffee.
I have always disliked coffee. The only coffee I would drink
would be an occasional frappucino. Now, I'm hooked.
It may be due to the cold weather or
(according to Mama) I'm just getting old.

I'm loving that it's cold enough for the boyfriend to start wearing
jeans and boots again. It definitely brings out his southern charm.

And last but not definitely not least, I'm loving the Lord for giving me this
incredible season and the opportunity to see all these incredible things.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fall Break...

I am so happy to have a couple days off from school. Everyone needs a break every once in a while, and I am so glad it's here! The weather is so much cooler today. I must admit although I'm sad to see the signs of summer disappear, I'm ready for the cute clothes, the holidays, and the smell of cinnamon and cookies again. I've already cleaned the house and given my sweet Abbie a bath today. I'm trying to decide whether or not to craft or bake in the next few hours. Since I have more time on my hands now, I will post the pictures of my decision tomorrow.  On a different note, the boyfriend and I (with some major help) have decided to be Ellie May and Jethro from the Beverly Hillbillies for Halloween. It's not too far of a stretch for us, and I think it will be adorable.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I Love Lazy Saturdays...

I think this picture summarizes Saturdays for me... Lay around, do whatever you want, enjoy life. Except my dog, Abbie, does this everyday. This picture is so funny to me because Mama gets so angry when Abbie lays on top of the couch. It puts a nice V-shape in the cushions. I, actually, think it's cute. I took some time today to finish up a project I had taken a break from working on ever since school started back.

In between crafting, I tried to finish a homework assignment. Apparently if you hold backspace, it actually takes you back to your previous page. My work was deleted. Fun stuff. Then I got inspired from another crafty blog and created this...

If you can't tell, it's a UGA wreath. It's made out of red burlap material and a wire hanger. You just cut the burlap into strips and put it onto a straightened hanger. Then, obviously, you form it into a circle and put a nice bow on top. I like it. My other burlap plan (the carts converted into chairs) failed because of technical issues that I won't get into, but I enjoyed making this. And as I'm writing this I just remembered I was going to make cupcakes for the Clemson and Georgia games tonight. Man, where does the time go? 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My Next Project...

So, over the weekend I went "picking" in my grandparents backyard and found two cart-looking things. They had wheels at the bottom and high handles. (I'll post a picture when this adventure begins.) I didn't get them yet, but I will. When I get them, I am going to convert them into chairs of some sort with burlap or as I like to call old feed sacks. This is my new obsession, and these are my inspirations... like?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Arms that Hold the Universe...

After a long weekend, there is only one post that I find appropriate tonight. It has nothing to do with football, fun, or the oreo pie I made with my incredible family. Instead, I have been shown over and over again all weekend that life is hard. I haven't seen this through my life right now, but through other people's. After hearing an sermon about faith and strength and then discussing it tonight at Bible study, I decided to write this. Life is extremely difficult. There are so many things that can be thrown at you to make you doubt and think, "Why even try?" But I know and still learn everyday that God is there every step of the way. Thankfully I'm learning what trust truly is, and as Preacher Chris said this morning, it's okay to say "I don't see how it will get better, but Lord, I trust you, and I know it will." There are a lot of situations that I am praying for right now, and I know that whoever is reading this probably feels the same way. I know that "with God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26), and I know that if these people rely on and trust in God that everything will be okay. On my way home tonight I heard this song, and the timing could not have been better...

I know it seems Like this could be The darkest day you've known
But believe you me The God of strength Will never let you go
He will overcome, I know
And the arms that hold the universe Are holding you tonight
You can rest inside It's gonna be alright
 And the voice that calmed the raging sea Is calling you His child
So be still and know He's in control He will never let you go

Through many dangers, toils and snares You have already come
His grace has brought you safe this far
(And) His grace will lead you home

And the arms that hold the universe Are holding you tonight
You can rest inside 
And the voice that calmed the raging sea Is calling you His child
So be still and know He's in control
He will never let you go

You can hope, you can rise, you can stand
He has still got the whole world in His hands
You can hope, you can rise, you can stand
He's still got the whole world, the whole world in His hands

And the arms that hold the universe Are holding you tonight
You can rest inside It's gonna be alright
And the voice that calmed the raging sea Is calling you His child
So be still and know He's in control
He will never let you go
He will never let you go
(He's) Still got the whole world in His hands in His hands,
yeah Still got the whole world in His hands
It's gonna be alright

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My Football Update...

100 Ways to Say "I love you UGA!"...
In my continued support and admiration for Mark Richt, I am hoping for a big win on Saturday against Tennesse. If and when we win this game, it will be Mark Richt's 100th win as the head coach of Georgia. Let's hope my mean ol' bulldogs can put a hurtin' on those hounds up at Tennesse.

Eight is Great...
After beating VT this past weekend, Clemson has become Number 8 in the polls, and they deserve it! I hope Dabo can keep them straight...we don't need two cocky teams in South Carolina. There's only room for one :) Keep it up Tigers, you sure are making my special someone happy!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Note to Self...

Look both ways before crossing the street...when driving. Today, Austin and I were riding with Mama after the first ball game. We were on our way to Cracker Barrel, and Austin was so excited to get pancakes and chocolate milk. (Leave it to my brother to want that from a place like Cracker Barrel). All of a sudden a car pulled out in front of Mama, and she had to swerve to miss it. Then we side-swept another car. THANKFULLY, no one was hurt. However, being the big sister that I am, I was glad Austin got to see this before he starts driving. Better to learn from someone else's mistakes than his own.
As if the day couldn't get any crazier, the boys lost their second game after a very close call at home. There was a lot of tension in the air throughout the whole game. Not the best showcase of sportsmanship. So, after losing, the boys lined up to shake hands. Apparently there was a side comment that went a little something like, "That's the way to win, Redneck!". This turned into to a little mini-fight on the pitcher's mound. Not sure why it had to go there, but it did. So, obviously it was a crazy day. However, it makes it all better when my Georgia Dawgs pull out another victory. Now I just have to keep my fingers crossed that Clemson will do the same.