Mar 31, 2009

Blackberry Smackberry

I am current phoneless for about a week. Last Wednesday I was on my way back from a meeting. My hands were full and my phone was on top of the tower of books. I saw it coming and could do nothing about it, my phone slipped and tumbled to the floor. I managed to pull a miraculous soccer-like move with my foot to deflect my phone from crashing to the floor and I felt good about saving my phone's life. But when I bent down to pick it up, the screen was all jumbled up and scrambled. UGH! I has been worse everyday since and I have to wait a week to get a replacement.
I am going crazy!! No calls in or out, no texting, no emails. Just listen to how much of a spoiled brat I sound :)

Not having my blackberry has honestly made me slow down and realize how much I depend on that little unreliable peice of plastic.

Of course God has such a sense of humor, because I ran into this email during my blackberry crisis:

I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phones?

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we flipped through it several times a day?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn’t live without it?

What if we gave it to kids as gifts?

What if we used it as we traveled?

What if we used it in case of an emergency?

What if we upgraded it to get the latest version?

This is something to make you go…hmmm…where is my Bible?

Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our cell phone, we don’t ever have to worry about our bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill!

I love how the Lord lets things slow me down and remind me of my what my true focuses should be throughout the day.

Blackberryless and not worried about it anyone!

With so much love

Mar 27, 2009

wedding cake underway

I know that I have already posted about my cake but I needed to do it again!

I finally made the deposit on my cake with The Bake Shoppe
i love my beautiful cake.
My wedding Colors are brown and green and my baker is going to replicate this cake to match my weddingWhen I was making my deposit there was another customer in the store and said "have you ever had a cake from here before?" I said "no I haven't" and they replied, "well you're in for a treat, once you've had a cake made by Juanita, you will never go anywhere else."

YAY! that made me feel so good about my decision.

My weekend Plans:

1. HoeDown tonight...
redneck festivities include: Pig wrestling, log tossing, barn dance, etc.

2. Homeward bound to do errands
I have to get my phone fixed
{my blackberry is in a coma!!}---> has anyone else experienced problems?

3. while I am home I am going to make rings!
e-mail ( me if you want one
$10 each

4. Making my veil for the wedding (you bet there will be pics & a how-to post)

5. Birthday lunch for my beautiful sister...HAPPY BRITHDAY CHELS!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Mar 23, 2009

back to darn reality

Spring Break Re-cap

Sorry I have been taking a blogging break
But I am back!

I had four wonderful days in St. Petersburg Florida on the beach and in the sunshine!

When I got back home in NC:

1. Mani/Pedi
2. Tanning bed visit (just back from FL and NOT tan enough...shame shame tisk tisk ...I know)
3. lunch and coffee with a dear friend
4. lunch with my youngest sister
5. spent all day friday with Mr. H and his adorable 3rd graders.They had baby chick hatch in time for Spring!

6. worked on the house!!!

Paint Colors: Kitchen- Summer Ivy Dining Room- American Elm Front BR/Living Room- Gaucho Master BR/Main Bath- Bluegrass

A view through the House

So needless to say I love how the house turned out... I am so excited to get our new floors in the kitchen and bathroom down! AND DECORATE!

I do not want to be back at school doing papers and exams...
I officially have senior-itis, wedding-itis and house-itis!

have a good monday <3

Mar 19, 2009

back in the good ole' NC

Well I officially arrived back to Tarheel State late Tuesday night.

SO disappointed to get out of my car to 45 degrees when I was getting used to 70ish degrees at the coolest.

My Florida Trip was awesome!!! I was there a full three days and spent everyday at the beach and it was heavenly.

Shell Island- Saturday we made a boat drive to this beautiful little Island

The view from my girl friend's grandparents house in Saint Pete- AMAZING!

The girls @ Saint Pete beach on Monday

The trip was wonderful.
Good times with Friends.
Beautiful Beaches.
Warm Weather.

I am happy to be back though...I got to spend some good time with Mr. H last night.
We finally Registered at Bed Bath & Beyond. YAY!

My plans for the rest of my Spring Break:
-Birthday Dinner for my future father-in-law tonight
-Lunch with Mr. H at his school and spending time with his 3rd graders tomorrow
-Working on the house Friday evening and all day Saturday (pictures to follow!!)
-Church and Lunch with my family and then back to school

I hope everyone has a great rest of the week!


Mar 13, 2009

goodbye cold rain, hello warm sun!

Spring Break starts TODAY!

Today I am leaving the cold rainy state of NC to the beautiful Sunshine state...

I am Saint Petersburg Bound!

I am loading up the jeep and heading to a friend's house with a bunch of girls friends for the first part of my 10-day spring break.

I am so excited to Lay out on the beach in 80 degree weather and get my tan on.

I have so much to do this morning!!

1. finish packing
2. re-check my packing list
3. Update the ipod
4. paint my fingers and toes
5. get ready for class
6. Cram for my 10am Midterm
7. Pick up lunch for the girls and myself at the grill

TGIF! have a great weekend!


Mar 10, 2009

-Wedding Update-

I am trying to catch up and show everyone the details of my August wedding.

We have had the Ceremony and Reception site booked since January.
The wedding Location is going to be a Lake Lure, NC.

The wedding Ceremony will happen under this beautiful Gazebo on Lake Lure. Guest will sit beyond the Gazebo in white chairs on the lawn.

Our Reception is going to be held across the lake at the 1927 Lake Lure Spa & Inn.
The celebration will be spread across 3 areas in the Inn:
The Veranda, The Patio and The Pool Side.

CURRENT PLAN HAPPENINGS: Selecting Wedding Favor's

'09 SPRING BREAK---> 3 days!


Mar 6, 2009

Welcome Warm Weekend!

ALMOST 70 degrees here in the mountains of NC!

This week has been so productive!
Mr. H and I officially have our wedding photographer, Florist, Wedding Cake Bakery and DJ for the reception!

I am stoked to announce that Smitten Photography will be capturing my special day

The Enchanted Florist out of Asheville, NC has me hooked and convinced that they can make my wedding day one to remember...and they are more than willing to work with my tight budget!

The Bake Shoppe out of Weaverville, NC is a tiny little bakery with a huge creative abilities!

One of my good friends from college has been DJ-ing on the side for quite sometime and I asked her to do my reception. Besides the fact that she can keep a crowd dancing, she knows ME and knows my it will be a great match!

YAY for getting things done! I feel so much better!

Tomorrow I am headed towards Raleigh to attend one of my best friends Lingere shower.
Along with some unmentionables (hehe) I bought her some cute panties that have things written on the tooshie:
I am so excited to give her my gifts and to see her blush a little bit :)
I love showers that celebrate Marriage!

Have a Wonderful Warm Weekend bloggies!


Mar 4, 2009

Updates and finds

Happy Wednesday! 2 more days until the weekend!

So I have been such a terrible blogger and did not tell you about my wonderful weekend!
This past Saturday I made a trip home. Mr. H and I along with 7 helpers tackled our house.

We spent ALL day Priming and painting...and I am sooo happy to say that we got the ENTIRE house primed and the front bedroom painted!

Here are some before and after pics:

(dining room & living Room)


(front Bedroom)

(all the trim will be painted white)

I cant wait to get back home to start back working.
I will keep everyone updated with Before/after pics...also I will need decorating Ideas!


I found something so adorable on Laurie's Lagniappe

They are cute Monogrammed Stamps!
I think I am going to purchase 2!
One with Mr. H and my new addy and one with just our new Monogram!

I cant wait to use these on our Wedding invitations and Thank you notes!

Weather man told me this morning that tomorrow is supposed to be 60 degrees and this weekend in the 70s!!!! YAY!

Have a great Wednesday!

Mar 2, 2009

snow ya know!

We were pounded with some snow yesterday!


If it is going to be cold...then I would rather it snow and have a snow day

My plans for the snow day:
1. Mandatory to wear sweatpants and a t-shirt ALL day
2. Clean my nasty room
3. Watch a chick flick
4. Drink more than one cup of coffee
5. maybe tackle some reading for class (maybe)
6. Blog Stalk
7. Have tomato Soup with saltine crackers
8. Play in the snow!

Who else got the snow storm??
Have a Happy Snow day!

This weekend is supposed to be almost 70 degrees! bring on the sandals :)

Happy Monday sweet bloggies.