Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy 2013!

Happy New Years, y'all!

 I'm linking up with Jeannett again for instafriday!

I love this because, it's just a fun little way to recap my week. :)

Here's how we celebrated New Year's Eve. 

Very low key but fun.



Maddie even broke out her guitar and provided our entertainment.


She's a fast learner, y'all.

She's been teaching herself how to play and I'm seriously impressed! :)


These are my fave marshmallows, I love them good and toasted on the outside and ooey gooey on the inside.

mmmm....good!  (I kinda want one now, ha ha)

Then, we realllllly got wild and broke out these!



and I ended up looking like this...


My hair was highly flammable at this point, so I decided it was in my best interest to avoid the fire.  ha ha

On new years day, it's a tradition that we have to have some sort of pork for good health, "hoppin johns" or black eyed peas for good luck and some sort of greens for wealth.

Mmmm, mmm! I seriously LOVE this meal and what made it even better is that JEFF cooked it!

 I mean seriously, DOES IT GET ANY BETTER?!
 


I'm not sure if this is just a southern tradition or not.

Do you and your family have any special New Year's traditions? If so, I'd love to hear them!


Hope your year is off to a good start! :)



life rearranged



Sunday, December 30, 2012

Fat and happy...


 

 
We had a glorious Christmas, hope you did too!

Though, I'm noticing my jeans are a bit tighter today. Hmmm...wonder why?! Surely, it can't be from the fact that I totally used the holidays as an excuse to overindulge just a wee bit?!?? ;)

I've already started taking my Christmas decor down bit by bit. Though, I do plan on keeping my tree up a while longer. I love laying on the couch and enjoying the glow of the Christmas lights. I mean seriously, does it get much better than that?! Not in my mind! : )

For the first time, eva...I am linking up with Jeannett at Life Rearranged for instafriday. It's just a fun little way to recap your wk via instagram and instagram is kinda like crack to me. Totally addicted.

I had the flu so my mama brought me over some soup and crackers and this funny little ornament from Hallmark. It plays "let's get it on" and makes me giggle, every single time.
 

Maddie has NINE teachers since she is in middle school now so we had to do something cute and expensive. I saw this idea on Pinterest, of course! :) It was easy, inexpensive and her teachers loved it. Total win, win!


We had an "tacky Christmas sweater party" at work and this was my outfit of choice. BUT, I was told that I looked more CUTE than tacky!?! Go figure?!


 

My hair was the best part, it was a big hit. I even went out in public like that and kinda forgot that I had Rudolph back there until I realized I was getting a lot of giggles and pointy fingers. It was fun, though. Maddie thought it was hilarious and that made it all worthwhile.

and here's just a few shots from our Christmas!


Super cute Christmas card

I finally got my much lusted after, jewelry holder from World Market!



Yes, I did get Taylor Swift's new perfume and I seriously LOVE it. It smells sooo good and I've gotten a ton of compliments on it. : )

 

He got this gadget for his guitar and was excited to start playing with it!



Christmas eve at my brother and sister in law's. So much fun!



My sweet niece passing out gifts.



 
My daddy is sooo hard to buy for so I was so happy that he liked what we picked out for him!
 
 




Maddie got a gc to get her hair cut and highlighted, she was beyond excited!




I got a brand spankin' new can of candycane cocoa and a new anthro mug. yay!




Jeff surprised me a got me a pair of  black patent dansko's. I was sooo surprised.These will be perfect for when I start school and they are soooo comfy, y'all!


 
and finally, the REAL reason for the season.
 
 
 
 
 life rearranged


xoxo-

Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Favorite {Christmas style}

You know I love me some, Lady Antebellum!



Enjoy their cover of "Baby, it's cold outside".





17 days left, y'all! : )

Thursday, December 6, 2012

2012 Christmas mantle

I just did this super quick and of course, used Instagram to take the pic!

I think it turned out cute, though!



The Lettered Cottage


How's your Christmas decor coming along?

Only 18 more days til Christmas! Eek!

Can you believe it?! : )










Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Huntley's

well, I crashed and burned on that 31 days posting party.
Oh well, life does get in the way sometimes! I did want to share some of our recent family pics with y'all and I BIG, RED, PUFFY HEART them!

These are just a few of the ones that I've seen thus far, but I am so very pleased!



(we copied the Christmas lights pic from a pic that I loved off of Pinterest) It's not the most flattering pic of Jeff and I but I love the expressions on our faces. We literally couldn't keep a straight face!  : )





My most fave! Don't we clean up well?! : )

Hope you're having an amazing week so far!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Day 2 and a change of plans...

Ok, so I've decided to go a different route with this whole 31 day thing. I decided to post about things that I love/want/enjoy/ etc. because let's be honest, I don't even have it enough together to post about getting it together! ha! : )

Here's the first thing I want to share with y'all. It's a christian parody band called Apologetix, and we had the pleasure of going to their concert this summer and I was totally blown away. They do covers or rather parodies of popular and turn them into christian songs (so, to speak).

 They are super talented and if you ever get the chance to see them perform, you should go! It was seriously sooooo fun!!!

Here are a few of their videos for you to enjoy. : )
 


You can find a ton of their songs on youtube, too!



Monday, October 1, 2012

31 days of getting myself on track...

I'm going the Nester's 31 day linky party because lately I'm finding myself, way off course.

 Do you ever feel that way?

So, I am totally putting myself out there and gonna find AND share things that may help me and possibly YOU, to get myself back on track and make my day to day life easier and of course, if you have any tip or tricks that work for you, please share!!!

Here's the first day. I came across this cleaning schedule on pinterest (ummm...I'm totally using my pinterest for LOTS of the inspiration!)

BUT, I think this is TOTALLY doable and something that I want to implement in my own home. 


15 Minutes a Day Cleaning Schedule

source



How about you?

Do you have a cleaning schedule that works for you and your family?