Sunday, July 31, 2011

Last Weekend of July

Our weekend started after I got off work on Friday. We ate supper with John T.'s parents & sister Jayden. We had hamburger steak, corn on the cob & salad. It was all so good!

After eating, we took a long drive around Morgan Co. One of our stops was Lilly Bluff Overlook. It is part of the National Park system, and we had not been in years. It was so pretty, and we have already planned to come back in the fall to see all of the beautiful colors when the leaves change.

 My hair was definitely a little windblown!

Jayden had the best time! She told me she wanted to come there with us every Friday night!

Saturday morning, I went to ella minnow pea to pick up invitations for my friend Christina's baby shower coming up in September. They turned out perfect! I am really looking forward to her shower & meeting Addyson in November.

I met some of John T.'s family for a girl's day lunch at Applebee's. John T.'s mamaw, Eva turns 69 next Friday, so we were out for her birthday!

Our Saturday afternoon was pretty relaxed. We didn't too much except watch a little TV, and we had Subway for supper. :o)

Today has been beautiful. We went to church this morning & have just hung out this afternoon, catching up on laundry & I am getting everything organized for the Made to Crave class I will be assiting with starting on Tuesday. It is going to be at my mother-in-law's church in Lancing, and I am really looking forward to it. I hope that the study will open minds & change lives! 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday's Fabulous Find

I actually bought this razor on accident...that's usually how I find the best stuff! :o)

I went into CVS with extra bucks & a coupon for any Venus razor. I usually use the Venus Embrace and really love it. Unforunately at the time, CVS was sold out of the Embrace. I really wanted/needed a razor that day because of the coupon/ongoing sale/and the fact that my Embrace was broken, so I decided to give the Venus Breeze a try.

It is a razor + shave gel bars, and I am loving it! I especially love the fact that I don't have to use shaving cream anymore. It smells great too!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

It's never too early to start planning...

Yesterday, I was catching up on my blog reading, and I came across Hillary's blog about this life planner. Let me just say first & foremost, I love planners! I love getting a new one & sitting down with my mom on new year's day & writing out birthdays, anniversaries, plans, etc. in it. 

I am super, super excited to receive this one in the mail in August!

It was originally $50, but I got it for $26.63 with a couple of discount codes I used. One is already expired, but if you use the code Welcome10, you will receive $10 off (I don't think this one has expired yet, but it's worth a try!).

The planner is from

Go here for the life planner page, where you can check out all of the different ones she has to offer.

She is so talented, and her entire site is full of cuteness!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday's Fabulous Find

I found this new snack at Wal-Mart last week, and I love it!

I always get excited when I find something with a lot less calories to replace my M&M, cupcake, Oreo Blast craving!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Last Week Recap

Last week was so fun, but it went by so fast!!

Here is a recap:

I worked, and when I got home, my SIL, Taleah came over & watched The Bachelorette with me and John T. We had a fun time rooting for our favorite, Ames. :o) He just seemed so sweet, but unfortunately, Ashley sent him home last night. Taleah spent the night with us, too, so it was kind of like a little slumber party!

We woke up bright & early, and John T. & I headed to Splash Country for the day. We usually try to go once during the summer, each year, and this week was perfect because we were both off for 3 days!

It rained on us the whole way there, but once we reached Pigeon Forge, it stopped. We were supposed to have a crazy hot heat index, but it ended up being pretty cloudy & nice. We had a really great time!

When we left, we were hungry, so after checking in to our hotel, we headed to our favorite place in PF, Mama's Farmhouse!

We did a little shopping afterwards, and then went to the movies & had frozen yogurt that night at a cute little place right behind our hotel!

We came back home early Wednesday morning & caught up on laundry & the usual...

We promised Jayden that we would spend the entire day with her on Thursday, so that's exactly what we did. John T. picked her up around 10:00 a.m., and we headed to Cracker Barrel for lunch. Afterwards, we went to Wal-Mart to get groceries. Jayden is such a spoiled little girl...her bubba carried her through Wal-Mart for a good part of the trip! We then came back to her house, swam & took a walk to Frozen Head State Park. I was glad to give Lorrie a little break with peace & quiet for the day! 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, both of us worked, so there is not much excitement to share from those days!

Summer is flying by, and while I am excited for fall, I still feel like summer just started! I really don't want it to end! Jayden starts school Aug. 4, and that is hard to believe!

I hope everyone had a great Tuesday!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

SheShe Made Giveaway

Want a chance to win a super cute monogrammed beach towel like this one for the kiddo in your life?

or this one?

Check out The Francis Family Giveaway Blog for a great giveaway from SheShe Made!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday's Fabulous Find

This week's find was an oops :o)

John T. & I both have used St. Ives Apircot Scrub & really love it.

But...while at the beach, they were out of it at CVS, so we bought St. Ives Green Tea Scrub instead.

We ended up loving it! It is a lot less thick than the apricot scrub, and it just makes our skin feel great. I usually use it twice a week, so it doesn't dry my skin out.

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July Weekend

We had a pretty great 4th of July weekend!

John T. & I were both off work on Friday. He & his dad rode their Rangers in Gobey during the morning/afternoon, and I laid out in the sun just about all day! I started out at our house, & then I went to my in-laws to float around in their pool until the boys got back.

I was so excited for Friday night! We met our friends Tim & Amber for supper at O'Charley's, and then we went to the movies. I'm sad I forgot to take any pictures, but we had a great time! It was so good to catch up because it had been a while since we had seen them.

Saturday morning, I woke up & got ready to meet one of my best friends & college roommate Katie for lunch in Rugby. We ate at the Harrow Road Cafe, which I had never been to before. I got the grilled chicken salad, and it was so good! They had the best spoon rolls...ever! After lunch, Katie & I walked around Rugby & caught up on everything...the last time I saw here was at our wedding, almost 3 years ago!

Saturday night, we had a cook-out at my in-laws. Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats & I made dessert....a gluten free brownie pizza. I had never made anything gluten free before, and everyone really seemed to like it.

Sunday, we went to church (we had a wonderful service!) & ate lunch at Panera afterwards. We hung out at home for a little while and then headed back to the in-laws for some pool time.

Today, I had to go in to work around 6:30 a.m., but I got off around 11:30 a.m. :o) I took a nap when I got home & afterwards, we took a walk at one of our local parks. We then headed back to the in-laws for some homemade ice cream & fireworks! We LOVE 4th of July weekend!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Enjoy your week!