Monday, February 27, 2012

Motivational Monday...

Speaks for itself, don't it? 
But seriously how often do we do it? I'll be the first one to admit that I worry about the future and wish it would just hurry up and get here. I really need to just sit back, be still, and know God is in control. So, here's my challenge... stop worrying about things. Just chill out and know that God's got this. It's a pretty simple concept, but sometimes hard to do. So, just try. As always, I'm open for any prayer requests or feedback. Have an awesome week free of worry. 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Confessional Friday...

Happy Friday y'all. 
I'm linking up to share my deepest darkest confessions of the week. Enjoy!
1. I confess that I am as excited as a four year old girl on Christmas Eve. It's finally here! I get to see Miranda Lambert in concert tonight! Y'all don't even understand my level of excitement. 
2. I confess that with my level of excitement I am a little nervous, too. I'm getting my hair cut today. Short. Really short. Shorter than ever before. I thought it would be cute, but I am extremely nervous. Here's what I'm hoping it would look like. 
3. I confess that I so ate bad yesterday, and I'm planning on doing it tonight. In my defense, yesterday was a long day...really long day. It was great, but Mexican sure did hit the spot last night. Plus, with the concert going on tonight I figured a good ol' buttery chicken biscuit and sweet tea would hit the spot. It's kinda our late night out of town tradition. 
4. I confess that I made a Target run yesterday to purchase tan towels for tonight. There's nothing worse than looking white with a cute dress and boots. I don't fake bake so these little things are awesome. 
5. Finally, I must confess that ever since I was a little girl, I've known I wanted to be a teacher. Having these experiences in school now has only solidified my feelings. Yesterday, we did contractions. Here's the finished product. If you can't see they wrote the two words that formed the contraction on the tail and the contraction in the middle. 

And those are my confessions. I hope y'all have a great day and a wonderful weekend. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Motivational Monday...

Praise Him. 
Praise Him when it's hard. 
Praise Him when things are going great. 
Praise Him everyday, no matter what.
And praise Him when you click on this link below and listen to this incredible song. Just praise Him. He deserves it. As always, let me know if you have any prayer requests. Have a great day. I challenge you to find one thing to praise Him about everyday this week. 

"I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised." 
2 Samuel 22:7

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ain't In No Hurry Today...

"There's nothing wrong with an old cane fishing pole
And the smell of early spring
Sit down in a fold-up easy chair
On a quiet shady river bank
Let the world go on without me
Wouldn't have it any other way
Cause I ain't in no hurry today...

Today, as some of y'all may know was my lazy day, and I am perfectly okay with that. I did manage to detox for the most part, but realized I could so not be a vegetarian. I'm a country girl, and I gotta have some meat. However, I got no school work done or any cleaning. Tomorrow is gonna be a busy day, but that's okay. I will get most of it all done. Oh, did I mention I actually ran a mile and a half straight on the treadmill? My goal is three miles without stopping. 
By the way, I'm considering cutting my hair, but not sure if I should. I've had it short for a while, but I'm thinking about maybe growing it back out. I had it really long in high school. I definitely don't want it that long but I'm thinking maybe medium length. 
Here's a picture I took tonight...
Not sure if you can tell the length of my hair, but it's pretty much at my shoulders now. My sweet brown eyed girl is blocking the picture. 
Here's some of my options...

So which one do you think would look best on me? 
Let me know by saying which number. 
Thanks y'all. Have a great weekend!
And just for y'all who are curious, here's what my long hair looked like in high school. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Getting Back to Normal...

So, lately I have been completely unhealthy. My attempts to get back on track have failed. The icing on the cake (literally and figuratively) was Valentine's Day. Ever since then I have had trouble getting back to my normal self. Today I did good up until I got home. I was hungry and grabbed a bag of Sun Chips... jalapeno and jack. Those things are awesome. Too awesome. Needless to say I messed up. So, here is my confession. I'm hoping that by posting this, it will give me motivation not to fall back into my trap because I don't want to disappoint whoever it is that reads my blog. 

Again, here's my inspiration. I will be toned. I will run a 5K. I will be healthy and eat clean. I will do it. I can do it. Any advice y'all? Motivation? Or do you feel my pain? 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Happy Wednesday y'all.
I'm linking up again with Jamie to show you what I'm loving on this great day.
I'm loving that the Miranda Lambert concert is less than two weeks away, and I'm really loving that she's not afraid to speak her mind. (For those of y'all who don't know what I'm talking about, you should look up what she said on twitter about the Grammy's.) You go girl! I dare a man to try to hit her. Seriously. 

I'm loving how awesome school has been going. The kids are incredible, and I'm learning so much. I just really can't wait to have my own classroom. 

I'm loving some of the cute things I have found on Pinterest lately. 

And yup, I'm loving him. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day...

Can anybody say sugar coma? 
That's what I feel like I'm in. I have been eating so super healthy for a month now. Well, today my professional education group met at the University instead of at the Elementary school. This gave us the perfect excuse to throw a Valentine's Day party. Being the teachers that we are, we went all out. Chocolate frosted brownies, crumb cake, cupcakes, cookies, and other goodies. We even had sparkling grape juice. We have an amazing professor that we all love, and she was so excited that we planned this. Well, needless to say I ate it all. I didn't pig out, but when you haven't really eaten sweets in a month you definitely feel it. I am running off of sugar, and that's no good. But overall, today was a great day. I just wanted to share with y'all the pictures from our little party. 

Okay, so just a couple of "goodies" photos. There's more, but I figured I'd leave it at that. I hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day even if you don't have that special someone. My Mama was my special someone this morning. She's pretty awesome about holidays... even if she can't make the pretzel treats :) 
Before I go I figured I'd tell y'all a little bit about my for real Valentine. 
He's the best boyfriend a girl could ask for. 
This is our fourth Valentine's Day together. It doesn't matter what we do. All that matters is he is there, but since it is the big V-day I will tell y'all about the sweetest thing he ever did for me on this day. It was our first Valentine's Day... I think. I was still in high school and running late to class. Not much has changed there. I got in my car and there were a dozen roses sitting in the seat with a note. When I cranked up my car our song was playing. Yep. He did good. But after school he did it again... a note and more roses. He kept doing sweet things like that for the rest of the day. He was really trying to win me over. It worked. We've grown so much together these past four years, and I am so thankful he is mine. No matter what the day is, he always finds a way to surprise me with something. He's pretty incredible. 
And that's my sappy love story of the day. 
Happy Valentine's Day Y'all

Monday, February 13, 2012

Motivational Monday...

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands." 
Psalm 19:1

Look up...
There's so many things good and bad that happen to us throughout the day. I'm the first one to say there's some days that I wish I could crawl back into bed, close the curtains, and sleep for five more hours. But there's also those days that are incredible. Each day is a gift, and we have to remember that. If you are going through struggles, though, I hope you look up... symbolically and literally. Sometimes it helps me to do things literally. It helps me visualize where my true help is coming from. God is good, and he is walking with you every step of the way. If you are going through hard times, look up. If you are going through great times, look up. God is there through it all. He is the most powerful medicine there ever will be. 
As always, let me know if there are any prayer requests or thoughts. 

Friday, February 10, 2012

Confessional Friday...

Hey y'all. It's been a long week, but I decided to try something new. Today I'm linking up with Leslie for Confessional Friday. So, here it goes. 

I must confess...

1. If you didn't already know,  I am so tired of winter. I am dreaming of lakes, long days by the pool, and laying in a hammock by the beach. I'm ready for watermelons, homemade peach ice cream, and boiled peanuts. I am a Summer girl, and that's all there is to it. 
2. I am trying so hard to learn how to not be procrastinator. It's a habit I have formed since middle school, but now that I am in the classroom more, I have learned that I have to completely change the way I work. I've always heard that teachers can't procrastinate, but now I really believe it. 
3. I got a ticket last night. Yes, I did. I was trying to get back to the school  for a stupid opera concert that I had to attend. Well, I pulled into my parking spot and got the blue lights. The University Police got me. Speeding through the parking lot. It wasn't my night. Did I mention that little opera concert made me miss Swamp People? So, yes I confess I am upset that I missed Swamp People. And I confess that I'm a little obsessed with the "hillbilly shows". 

4. I am a hopeless romantic. Sometimes I don't think the boyfriend realizes it, but I don't want fancy things. While a date night is good every once in a while, all I really want is something sweet... a slow dance, a sweet note, a night looking at the stars, any surprise. 
5. I am obsessed with Old Navy, and with their new Spring clothes out, I am dying to go and spend a ton of money that I don't have. Some people have even stopped asking me where I got something from because they already know the answer. Here's some things on my wish list...

I must confess, I enjoyed this. 
Have a great weekend y'all!