Tuesday, January 4, 2011


The Christmas decorations have been put away, and LOVE is filling the air as Valentine's decorations are being put out!

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year's Resolutions, The Final Chapter

It's the last day for my new year's resolutions. Have you been inspired? Hope so!

3. Cook more! (This should be easy, right, with my new mixer I got for Christmas?!)
The plan:

Start "Souper Sundays". It's an idea that I got from The Gossetts  blog. Basically, every Sunday you make some soup!

(First on the list is my Memaw's Minestrone Soup!)

And I want to be able to cook 2-3 meals a week at least, and I'm going to start with:

Baked Lemon Pasta (from The Pioneer Woman)

This looks so yummy. I have an addiction to pasta. It's a problem.

Again, Happy New Year everyone!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year's Resolutions, Part 2

It's the second day for my new year's resolutions, so here's number 2....

2. Be less stressed! With grad school starting back up, it's very easy for me to get stressed.
The plan:

First, I'm going to pray about it. This is the best thing I can do because God is always faithful to cast all of my cares upon himself.

I'm also going to do some hobbies that I enjoy and don't do as often, like going to the farmer's market....

...and gardening.

Go on more date nights! Being with my husband relaxes me because he's really good at having fun with me and not allowing me to feel guilty that I'm not doing something else that "I'm supposed to be doing".

And I'm going to buy some bubble bath, enough said.

A Happy Girl

I truly believe this phrase. This has been a year full of wonderful blessings, and I'm glad to be a happy girl. God has given me many reasons to be happy on a daily basis, one of them being my husband.

The day Jerry and I met, my world changed. He has been there for me through a lot, and through it all, we've laughed and had joy. Whenever he comes home from work everyday, I get excited and know that my best friend just walked through the door. 

I also have a great family that gives me so much happiness.

And behind every happy girl lies a great friend, or two, or six. :)

I love these two boys so much!

My oh-so-cute puppies, Bentley and Rocky.

So today put on the prettiest thing that you could, a smile, and ...

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Resolutions, Part 1

Happy 2011 everyone!
With the new year, I've made some resolutions for myself.

1. Exercise more! (I know I know, it's cliche because EVERYBODY has a new year's resolution to lose weight, but it's not to lose weight, just to become more healthy)
Here's the plan:

First, I want to start Zumba. I've heard so many testimonies of how great it is!

I would also like to get Jerry and I bikes so that we can go riding together. (This is the exact one I want :))

Finally, I am going to keep going to my ballet class that I started in early December (only got to go once before they stopped having class for the Christmas holiday).

I have two other new year's resolutions, but you'll have to check back because I'm going to post one a day!

P.S. Remember to eat your black-eyed peas!