Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday's Letters #3

Dear Friday, So glad you are here! This week seemed pretty long. 
Dear Matthew, SOOOO excited you are home for a three day weekend as of LAST NIGHT! It's not every week we get to spend Thursday night together. 
Dear Easter Bunny (mom & dad), I love my new shoes, thank you!
Dear new dress, you are perfect for this spring and I can't wait to wear you 
Dear work, please go by quickly today
Dear spring crafts, I will start on you this weekend
Just some pins from Pinterest I want to make (or try)

Can't decide which on I like better

Dear weather, please be WARM spring like this weekend and from now on

Hope you all have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

All before I turn 25

About a year ago I decided to make a list of things I wanted to do before I turn 25, I didn't specify how many things I wanted to put on this list I just made it out and over the past year I have added some things and I have crossed off some things. So I am going to share that list with you tonight!

1.       College
2.       Move out
3.       Get my degree
4.       Donate to Locks of Love
11 inches cut off at the end of my senior year!
5.       Ride a motorcycle
6.       GET MARRIED
7.       Go on vacation with Matthew
Matthew's parents took us to Gatlinburg last May and we went to Dollywood for the day!
Best. Trip. Ever.
 We had a blast, I rode my first roller coaster with this hunk of a man ;)

8.       Read 100 books in a year
9.       Become best friends with someone through our blogs
10.   Start and maintain a blog (YAY loving it so far!!)
11.   Go to the beach with Matthew
12.   Go white water rafting or canoeing (actually both)
13.   Save money (will always be a continuing goal)
14.   Go on a last minute trip anywhere for the planning involved
15.   Get a job at a bank
16.    Do yoga regularly
17.   Skydiving
18.   Start selling my paintings on Etsy
19.   Zip lining
20.   Go to CMA fest
 We went to our 1st CMA fest this past summer in Nashville and LOVED it! We saw soooo many amazing country artists. Can't wait to go again this year!

21.   Meet someone famous
22.   Buy a new car
23.   Visit all 50 states
24.   Learn how to cook more than spaghetti
25.   Workout on a regular basis
26.   Skiing
27.   Run a 5k
28.   Legit rock climbing
29.  Go bungee jumping
You might not be able to tell but I was just a tad bit nervous, ha!
It may or may not have taken me about 45 mins to finally jump off. 
you can watch the video HERE:

30.   Learn how to sew
31.   Learn how to cut hair
32.   Learn how to make a GOOD cheesecake
33.   Grow a garden
34.   Learn to surf
35.   Scuba diving
36.   1000 GFC followers
37.   Become more organized
38.   Win a Halloween couples costume contest
39.   Stop biting my nails
40.   Swim with the dolphins

Well there it is! 
I am sure more stuff will be added before I turn 25 and I am SO excited to cross everything off J
Happy happy happy Wednesday night everyone!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Happy Monday & weekend recap!

Happy Monday everyone!

This weekend was pretty calm, cold and rainy but calm. 
Where is the pretty spring weather? :(

Friday night I ended up closing at work so I didn't get off until 6:00 so I thought for sure by the time I went home and changed the dinner crowd would be almost over. I was wrong. VERY wrong.
Matthew picked me up about 7 and we had planned to go to Steak and Shake, just an easy casual dinner. We got there and it was crowded. We could have guessed that when we couldn't find a parking spot. So we decided to drive down to Cheddar's. There were people outside waiting. So we went over to Farmer's (a local country buffet) and there were people outside there too!!!! It was almost 8 by this point and we were STARVING. So we pulled over and tried to think of somewhere to go (there were probably 15 places to eat within 5 mins of us we were just being picky, ha!) 
So we decided on Culver's. YUM.

After that we headed on over to TJ Max and Target. 
My love for Target grows and grows each week I do believe.

Saturday I had to work that morning and that afternoon we went to my cousins birthday party.
My uncle made this broil, I am not really sure the name of it
All I know is that it was DELICIOUS. Seriously I couldn't get enough of it.

Sunday we went to church and then I had a pretty lazy afternoon.
It was storming and I was tired so...
Sunday afternoon+thunderstorm = nap time...obviously.
We went to church and then to dinner with Matthew's parents. 
& then Matthew headed back to good ole Cookeville for the week.

How was your weekend? :)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Fever

It is the second day of spring and I already have major spring fever...even though it is cloudy and 34 degrees outside right now, ha! A girl can dream right?
Well of course I have been on Pinterest recently and it seems like all I see is stuff about spring (maybe the cause to my spring fever?)
So let me just share with you some of the things I have been obsessing over.

I am in love with these bright colors and the fact that they aren't bulky sweaters (so tired of wearing layers of clothes to stay warm, ughh!)

I just want all of these!! I am in LOVE with the earrings.

Loving the colors and the bows, so cute!

I just got this one!! 
It is called Tart Deco. Love the color, I think it is PERFECT for spring.
I am on the hunt for these other spring colors!

I am determined to make a spring wreath, I just haven't decided on one yet and I can't wait to try out some other cute spring crafts.

Bradford pear trees! I love them, I think they are so pretty and I love that they line our driveway on both sides but they smell horrible, ha! 
This is not my driveway just one I found off the internet...too cold to get out there and make a picture, ha!

{Little side not here}
3 years ago today I got a simple text message on my crappy flip phone that changed everything :)
Who would have thought that me forgetting to give Matthew his birthday card would help things? 
LOVE you Matthew and I am so glad you decided text me 3 years ago today :)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring Break recap

I know I know, it is a little late but I am finally going to share with you my little spring break trip!

Our road trip was to Memphis (about 4 hours away) to visit the campus of UT Memphis for Matthew's twin brother and his girlfriend. So we just went along for the fun! I was actually scheduled off for Wednesday and Thursday, which couldn't have turned out any better.

I had to close at work on Tuesday so Matthew & Murphy drove me to work that morning :)

and they picked me up from work and we headed straight for the interstate to Jackson! His parents had decided that we would just stay in Jackson since it was half way there. 
We didn't get to Jackson until about 7:30 and we dropped our stuff off at the hotel and headed to a restaurant Matthew's dad and looked up before hand. We got there at 7:50 and it closes at 8:00.
So we decided we would stop there for dinner on Wednesday night on our way back through!

We had to wake up pretty early Wednesday morning to drive the rest of the way to Memphis. Their tour started at 10:00 and they had meetings after.

It seems like we got there in no time but maybe that was because I slept the whole way, ha!
In the packet they received about the tour it said to park in the parking garage. 
They went on the tour and me and Matthew and his older brother Andrew sat in the student lounge? I'm not sure what it's called at that campus.
 It was FREEZING...

We got a little restless and decided we would just go drive around and sight see while they were still on their tour. So we walked back to the car and made out way to the exit of the parking garage and that when we realized we had to have the parking pass. Matthew's parents had the pass and they were somewhere on the campus. It was pretty clear we weren't getting out of the parking garage so Matthew started to back up the car and then all these cars start coming...I am assuming a class had just let out, ha! This is probably a 5 story parking garage and we couldn't just drive backwards up 5 stories with cars coming out way. Matthew pulled over to the side and after everyone passed us we turned around and drove the wrong way back to our parking spot.

Sooo since we obviously weren't getting anywhere we decided to eat lunch on campus and it was actually really good and they gave us a TON. I was stuffed and restless...again.
We decided to go on our own little tour hahaha

 They had some of the oldest creepiest elevators we had ever seen.

We found this room that was under construction so no one was in there but it had huge windows and we wanted to see the view

and since we were alone it's okay to be goofy, right?

After their tour and meetings we left and Matthew's dad wanted take us over the Tennessee line into Arkansas, so of course I made pictures

The view back into Memphis

We stopped back in Jackson on the way home at that restaurant that closed the night before

Such a cute little old fashioned country store. We were still just too full from lunch so we decided not to eat there but we got a little road snack :)

We stopped at Zaxby's closer to home and ended up getting back around 9 that night!
Overall it was a fun little get away for a couple of days and I can't wait to go on another one!