Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It's all coming together

Yesterday afternoon it was pouring down rain and storming like crazy and for some reason Matthew and I decided it would be a good idea to go shopping for the last few things for my new apartment. 
We were driving down the road and it started hailing so we quickly pulled into a gas station to get my car out of the hail, it didn't last long and then we were on our way!
We went into Kmart just too look at the prices of their microwave & toaster ovens and then we walked by this beauty... 
aaaaand it was on sale. I sat my happy self down to see if I liked it and of course I did.
We looked at some of the other models they had out on the floor but this one was the one I wanted. Matthew looked this up on Amazon but it wasn't on there so we looked around to see if there were anymore in boxes out on the floor but there weren't anymore, so he then looked it up on their website. It was cheaper online (by this point I was convinced this table was mine) I looked up on Retail Me Not for any promo codes and found one, so after all that it was pretty much a done deal. We ordered it right there and received a text later last night that it was ready for pick up!!
I am SO stinking excited to have a table to eat at in my new apartment! I also got my microwave, toaster oven and plate sets last night. Nothing fancy but it's perfect for my apartment!
My end tables arrived yesterday and my coffee table should be arriving soon! We found them on Amazon. They are white (look a little gray in the pictures below) and from Ikea!

 Everything is finally coming together and it's getting SO close to moving day!   

Monday, April 28, 2014

Saturday tea time

Saturday morning we had our Walk4Water bright and early. We had perfect weather for it and overall had a great time! Our goal was $4,800 and we raised $5,005!! We had 80+ people come out and walk with us, such a great group!!
We grabbed lunch right after and then headed home for the spring tea with Matthew's grandmother.
This is my third year to go and it is always a good time! Love seeing all the residents light up with their family for this event. Nathan's (Matthew's twin brother) girlfriend, Jenny, got to come this year as well!


We also celebrated Mady's birthday Saturday afternoon
We also made a few stops at Sonic this weekend while I was home...

blue raspberry slush with new favorite drink!!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Happy Birthday

My forever best friend turns 17 today! I am blown away by her beauty, both inside and out. She is strong and smart and works hard at everything she does. She fills up my whole world with laughter and light, and my heart feels full whenever I get to be with her. Mady is good and kind and funny. She's a genuine friend and a selfless encourager, loves well and cares deep for all. She's one of a kind and I can't imagine life without her by my side as we are growing up.
 Mady, I love that you're my sister. Love you & HAPPY 17TH BIRTHDAY!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother is a pretty popular show.
Most of my friends watch it and Matthew LOVES it. Matthew always jokes around and says he wants to get his law degree (he wouldn't be a bad lawyer because that boy can argue with a fence post...just sayin) just so he can say this...
In our group of friends we often reference HIMYM and make jokes about it. Every since Matthew and I started dating people have told us we are like Marshall and Lily (except we don't live together lol) so I thought it would be fun to match up who we are all like from the show, and this is what I came up with...
Left to right,
Ethan is Barney,
Andrew is Ted,
Matthew is Marshall
and I am Lily.
I made this little collage up the other day and sent it to them in our group message and they all got a kick out of it. Now, we just have to find Andrew a Robin! Also, a late congrats is in order for Andrew. He accepted a job in Chattanooga and will start in a couple of weeks. We are so excited for him, sad to see him go, but excited and proud of him for his hard work. He will be graduating with his masters in mechanical engineering here from Tech in a couple of weeks. Needless to say, Matthew, Ethan and I will be making trips to Chattanooga pretty often once he moves. Matthew and I already LOVE Chattanooga so we are excited for him.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New apartment ideas

I am so excited to move into my new apartment and I am counting down the days!
I already have most of the furniture and I am in the process of getting the rest of what I need. So many exciting things come with moving into my own apartment and one of them is decorating it and doing whatever I want with it. Here are a few ideas that I have so far
For the kitchen, I have always loved these corny little signs and I think it would make an adorable gallery wall

Also for the kitchen I found this and I am definitely doing this for just the kitchen! I have read tons of reviews for this and they said it comes off easily. This is perfect for renting an apartment and to add some color in small spaces.
LOVE this for my desk area in my room
Obviously my laundry room isn't going to be this big but I really like that shelf on top of the washer & dryer. Why not add more space to store stuff?
I absolutely LOVE this idea!! Perfect for a small space and I think it looks so cute
 (without the chains)
I love the look of floating shelves and think this is just perfect!
Some other different pins I like!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter weekend at home

The past weekend was great!! So good to see family and have some down time at home.
We came in Friday night, I dropped Matthew off at his house and then headed home. Pizza and the movie Frozen is what my Friday night consisted of and I didn't hate it.
Saturday my mom and I went and got pedicures and breakfast with my two best friends and their moms. It was a great morning and we had a lot of fun. IHOP never disappoints that is for sure!

Our mommas! That wind was something else!!
Love these girls more than anything! So blessed by their friendship over the years.
Saturday afternoon we had Easter with my mom's side of the family and Sunday afternoon we had Easter with my dad's side of the family.
My Easter dress...scored a great deal on this dress a couple of years ago and never have worn it. Tore the tags off of it this past weekend and fell in love!
I made my sister's little Easter baskets! Gotta love Target's dollar section :) 
Love this picture of us! My sister's are beautiful
The Easter bunny was good to me this year! I have plenty of candy to last me awhile lol
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend!! :)

Monday, April 21, 2014

I've been shot

By Matthew's twin brother, Nathan, with a nerf gun.
Have you ever heard of the game Nerf assassin? Well my amazing boyfriend organized this fun game to play with the SOC a couple of weeks ago and it has been straight up CRAZY.
If you haven't here is a short version of how the game works:
I have a target that I am trying to find and "shoot"...
There is someone after me at the same time, though...
When I "shoot" my target their target becomes mine...
Get it? If not you can google it to find out more about it!
Anyways, it is a very fun game but I kid you not when you know someone is "after" you then you are paranoid and carry that Nerf gun with you EVERYWHERE, yes even restaurants and grocery stores. You can never be too cautious with this game!!
That game and a lot have other things have been going on these past couple of weeks and I just needed a break from blogging. Can't wait to catch you up on everything!!
With a lot of thought put into it I have decided it would be best if I just get an apartment by myself.
We looked and looked and finally found one that was acceptable to live in and I love it! It is so close to my work, town and the store. We went and looked at it last week and I love it. I have been on Pinterest almost everyday looking for different ideas to do with my new apt. This apt also comes with a decent size deck and I am loving it. Loving it so much that I already bought a patio set! Matthew and I were just walking through Wal-Mart the other day and saw it and loved it AND realized it was on sale. I about died. So now I have a huge box siting in my room at my current apt waiting to move it to my new one!
There are so many exciting things coming up. I am so blessed with the group of friends that I have and my family.
Tomorrow I'll recap my Easter weekend at home...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Swank Avenue

With warmer temperatures finally coming around I am getting more and more excited about getting all my summer clothes out and adding a few new pieces.
Once new piece that I am loving is this new top from Swank Avenue
 The Girl Next Door in Coral
Such a cute shirt that I am excited to style it many different ways!
You can find this shirt and MANY more adorable tops/dresses through these links:
Oh, and did I mention that standard shipping is free on ALL orders? Yes please!
Right now, for limited time only they are having a Spring Clear Out Sale!
Some other pieces I have my eye on are:
This tunic
This adorable dress
Use code
"STAYCRAFTY" for 15% off
Also, Rachel is giving away a $20 gift card!!
Just enter below and I'll announce the winner next week :) Good luck!!
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