Thursday, December 30, 2010



Christmas was full of traveling from this house to that house, presents, fabulous Southern meals, laughter, friends, wine, twinkling lights, and memories that will be with us forever...

Our house is restored to pre-holiday season.

<insert happy dance>

<yes, I am OCD-mopped floors make my heart pidder-patter>

Bags are packed for our next adventure.

Heading to the Yacht Club then we're off to the sandy beach of Aruba.

I am pretty excited about the upcoming days, and not just because my next week & half is going to be filled with 90 degree temps, no emails on my blackberry every five seconds, happy hours, quality time with my fam, and the simplicity that island life brings...but because 2011 will be here.

2011 is going to be a year I will never forget.

2011 is when I will go from a Miss. to a Mrs.

2011 is when I will marry my best friend.

2011, bring. it. on.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010


This is me...

I am soooo pumped for Christmas!

This week is going to be FILLED with family, laughter, & smiles...

The house is decorated.

The presents are wrapped.

Gingerbread Latte in hand. (thx mom)

We are ready for Santa!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Today is a very important day.

Today is the day that my girlfriends and I have been counting down to for months.

Today is the day we will venture to the coliseum.

Today is the day we will prepare to dance and sing with every other 13 year old girl in town because....

Today is the day of THE concert.

Two words people...JUSTIN BIEBER.


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Countdown. is currently 21 degrees.

I am not meant for cold weather.

However, I am made for winter time island vacations.

Only a few weeks until I am on a sandy beach, gazing out at the crystal clear Caribbean Sea, sippin' cold beers, laughing at all the people in their fur coats in the Carolinas. Sorry, the f-f-freezing temps make me sassy.

Aruba, oh how I love thee. See you soon friend.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Truck dancing.

"What do you want to be married to me for, anyhow?

"So I can kiss you anytime I want."

-Sweet Home Alabama

Our "save-the-dates" are officially ordered...i cannot wait for our day.

I love being in love.


The sun is shining this morning but it is SOOOOOOOOO cold here in the Carolinas!

Here is a live feed from ol' Cullowhee:

I want that kind of weather HERE!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Busy busy busy!

I adore this time of the year!

This week was filled with fun events of birthdays, dinner parties, & holiday happenings.

Tonight is our Girlfriend Dinner Party & Ornament Exchange...very excited about that!

JWB has to work tomorrow so me & momma are gonna try and conquer some shopping-side note my mom is one of those smart shoppers who is pretty much done with her list by this time of year, me = not one thing bought. eeeek!

Have a great weekend everyone :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

No Guarantees.

"Life comes without guarantees except... Laughing will brighten your day, smiling will enhance your eyes, and falling in love will change your life."

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


....I snagged this pic right before we sat down for our weekly Girlfriend Dinner night.

I have a HUGE small obsession with Christmas china (thus the pic taken so I can look back & smile at it after the season has passed)...I believe every southern woman is entitled to fancy dishes with a story behind them, whether it was a piece given to you on your wedding day or passed down to your from a family member or given to you from a friend.

B's mom hosted a fabulous dinner: her legendary salad, garlic bread, and spaghetti w/homemade sauce that is slap-yo-momma-good.

Good food + red wine + lots of laughter = great way to start the week!

"Tomorrow is a blank page, just waiting to be filled with your dreams... All you have to do is be yourself and live the story of your own unique life. Be proud. Be confident. And most of all be happy."

Friday, December 3, 2010

Oh yes.

Friday's make me smile.

Fun filled wknd ahead:

Tonight: Hanging out with these two ladies + many more cool peeps...

(Momma + Saylor)

Saturday: ???

Sunday: Christmas Parade + little shindig @ mi casa afterwards :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Grinch.

Wednesday = Great day!

Worked another BUSY BUSY BUSY & very productive day at the office then came home and whipped up a yummy supper for me & the hubby-to-be: salad, spaghetti & meatballs, and fresh garlic bread. Mmmmm :)

Just as I finishing up the dishes, momma called and her sink was having troubles so JWB & I hopped in the truck and headed over...we, and when I say we, I mean my brother & J-got her all taken care of! After the plumbing issue the four of us sat down with fresh Breyers Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream & watched my third favorite (Second Place: Elf, First Place: Christmas Vacation) Christmas movie...


LOVE LOVE LOVE that green man & Whoville.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Last night was Girlfriend Dinner...Miss Kel was the hostess with the mostess-she served up Shepherd's Pie and homemade chocolate chip cookies for dessert. DE-LICIOUS.

Just a quick rant:

My friends rockkk. Every week our little trio gets together one night a week to eat supper together and just have girl time...I truly value this ritual. I absolutely love big holidays and other milestones in life, such as birthdays, etc. but I also adore the in-between times, where there is nothing special to celebrate except life itself. Our little dinners are times that I will treasure forever, for the memories that I share with my friends-where we can act like "tomorrow is ten years away (thank you Eric Church, see song above)" and drink wine and laugh and make up silly words (see post title).