Tuesday, October 18, 2011


No cute outfits today. It's midterm week.... ugh... I seriously can't believe it's that time already!

Well, after a few (maybe more) hours of hard work and studying I managed to pull all A's on my midterms. Yay! I have to say, I was pretty proud of myself... so I celebrated with a white chocolate mocha from Starbucks.


It was delicious. <3

On the outfit note, if you scroll down the page a little bit you can find the outfit I wore to school last week. I thought it was pretty cute, but today's weather leaned more toward me dressing in my "almost sweat pants" skirt and Aero polo. Can't say that I looked super fashionable, but I managed to stay warm and comfy all day.

And that worked for me. :)

Hopefully, I can share another outfit post in the near future. I've found some pretty awesome bargains the past couple weekends.

Until then, please enjoy this clip I found about the "evolution of fashion"...

{Love this.}


Monday, October 17, 2011

It's that time of year...

I love fall, but this time of year is so stinking busy! It struck me that Adam and I may have overbooked this past weekend when I was putting green eyeliner and red lipstick on in a car going about 65mph on the back roads out to my Nana's house... and Adam looked like he just stepped out of an explosion.

If you couldn't guess... we were on our way to a Halloween party. I was a character from the Lawrenece Welk Show and Adam was the newly regenerated Doctor Who. It was tons of fun. I took no pictures to remember all the fun we had though. I'm cool like that.

Along with the Halloween party, Adam and I attended- my little brother's senior play (he was amazing!), my little brother's last home soccer game, a hog roast, and our church's annual harvest party.

I also visited Wal Mart three times, Goodwill twice, and drove by the house I'm stalking about five times (I'm not a creeper... I'm just watching to make sure it hasn't sold). All within a two day period.


Tis the season!

And today is Monday. Time to do it all over again.

Let's all take a deep breath and a sip of hot tea together... do not perform those two tasks at the same time! I do not need to be responsible for anyone aspirating....

and remember to slow down and enjoy the crisp fall air, pretty colors, and yummy smells of the season.

{Pics from a cookout at Mom and Dad's last weekend}

Happy Fall!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

{Yellow Love}

It's Tuesday, so that means it's my crazy class day. The college I go to has a pretty strict dress code, and I have made it my personal challenge to come up with "approved" outfits out of my thrift and vintage finds. I have to admit... it's pretty fun. ^..^ 

Here's what I wore today-

Sweater: Old Navy
Button-Up: Thrifted
Skirt: Thrifted
Shoes: Thrifted
Ring: Thrifted


Pumpkin Patch {Love}

I had promised my "kids" from school that I would get them some baby pumpkins to decorate on Friday. So, this made for the perfect excuse to visit this adorable pumpkin patch I found near our home.... we may have gotten a Starbucks and pumpkin pie blizzard too... <3

{I love baby pumpkins}

 {Oh, no! We are regenerating!!!}

{Mmm... first pumpkin pie blizzard of the season... most definitely not the last}

{My handsome boy}
We had a fantastic time picking out our cute, little pumpkins and my class loved them! I do believe we made a new autumn time tradition. I love my little family. <3

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fall is my favorite...

It's September and I am loving this "fall-like" weather we have been having! This is my absolute favorite time of year, and it has put me in a creative mood. {I guess the crisp air has done wonders on my creative side...}

Here's a fall list of things I love-

1. Pumpkins Spice Lattes from Starbucks. Mom and I introduced Grandma today... I think we may have created an addict. :)

2. The smell. You know... campfires, crisp air, and just that yummy fall smell?

3. The colors. Orange is my absolute favorite color!

4. The clothes. I love layring sweaters with tights and scarves. So cozy...

5. The holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving, my birthday... oh, wait... that's not a national holiday?

Mhmmm.... I'm so looking forward to enjoying every moment of this season.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I have been a very bad kitty...

I had a little help though...

{It's nice to be a kitty somedays...}

Since my boy and I only have one car, Monday nights can be a little tricky for us. Adam and I both have class, but with different arrival and departure times. Thanks to my wonderful in-laws, we make it work.

Well, since my class starts at 4:10pm and doesn't get out until 9:10pm I get dibs on the car... which leaves my boy to ride with his parents and get all of the yummy food they bring for him.

Although they did bring me some chili last night. :)

So, because of our schedules Adam and I only got to see each other for 10 whole minutes yesterday!!!!

Ugh... Monday is not my favorite day of the week.

Anyway, since I had the car last that left me to go pick my boy up from work at 5:50 this morning... needless to say I still had my pajamas on and was praying the whole way there that I didn't get pulled over by one of Adam's cop buddies.

After arriving back at home I had full intentions of staying up, getting some laundry done, cleaning the kitchen, and then leaving on time to make my 9:30am class.... (this makes me laugh in hindsight. lol.) 

Well, one look from my sleepy-eyed boy sent us back to bed with the promise of his alarm clock going off in time for me to get ready for class.

Hmm... it's really hard for us to hear an alarm that goes off on vibrate-mode.

Needless, to say that it's a little after noon and I'm still in my pajamas having not made my 9:30am class... or my 10:30am class... and, if I'm being honest, I probably won't be there until my 3:10pm class.

And you know what? Because I only got to see my boy for 10 minutes yesterday... I'm not feeling too guilty about spending my morning with him.


Maybe I feel a tiny bit guilty...

Oh, wait. Is it raining outside?

Nope. I don't feel guilty in the least bit. :)

A bad little kitty,

Monday, March 14, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

It's Friday! And even though it's my boy's weekend and he is on his way to a training seminar in an old, green cop car, I'm feeling pretty good. :)

Maybe it's because the sun is FINALLY out...


So, because it's Friday... and I'm feeling pretty good... here's a list of a few of my favorite things----

*Adam and I's cozy apartment (still not ready for pics btw...). I just love the way it feels when both of us are home together. :)

*My little, purple computer. Thanks, Mom and Dad!

*All of my owls. They are all unique and have such personality!

*My sewing machine. Very loved, but not used enough... *sigh*

*Our shower curtain. It's the cutest thing!

*Netflix. (I told you I would be addicted...)

*Grande Double Chocolatey-Chip Frappacinos from Starbucks. Yum!!!

*The color purple.

*Vintage fabrics. They are just so pretty. :)


There's my random list for the day. Now you should go post your own random list... you'll be glad you did! :)


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A few quick things...

Here are just a few quick things I wanted to share with you--

#1- I worked Wednesday-Sunday + went to school... this explains a few things, like why I didn't blog this weekend and why our apartment looks the way it does.

#2- I have Midterms and projects this week. (See #1)

#3- I can't find my kitchen counter... (See #1)

#4- I am SO SUPER PROUD of my little brother Joel!!!!! He is a State Champion now! And he has a pretty cool dunk video... check out my parent's blogs--- Mom and Dad.

#5- I am also VERY VERY PROUD of my boy!!!! He is now a Reserve Officer in training. He had his first class last night... which I was late to pick him up for, so he had to call his sister.... my bad...

Just a few things that were on my mind. :)

I'm off to study for a Midterm...


Friday, March 4, 2011

*Cue Scary Music*


Right at this very moment....

I am trapped in a room with fifteen 5th and 6th graders.

If you don't hear from me for awhile... that's why...


I started a Netflix marathon and forgot that there was ever a thing called blogger or life outside of my apartment... or off of my couch for that matter...

Please, send help either way.

Your friend,

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wait for it....

Sorry, I haven't been as faithful with the blog posts this week.

My bad!

Since it's been a while I thought I would catch you up with what's been going on around here---

Did you hear the sound that cricket made?

Yeah, not a whole lot has been going on...

I mean there was some work, some school, and some grocery shopping in there... but that's about it.

Sorry, I'm kind of boring this week.

So, to spice things up I'm posting this----

Gotta love him! <3


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Food // Dinner Tonight

So for some reason I have been bad about fixing dinner this past week. :( I'm not sure why, but I was just not in the mood to do any cooking... 

It may have been because I couldn't find my kitchen sink because of the dirty dishes.

So, this week I am bound and determined that we will NOT be eating out! 

Right after I have lunch out with my mom today....

So, here's what is on the menu for tonight-
  • Ravioli
  • French Bread
  • Italian Salad
Doesn't that sound yummy? 

Now all I have to do is go get some groceries, because if I don't the menu for tonight is going to look a little something like this-
  • Chocolate Ice Cream
  • Saltines
  • Grapes
Anyone want to come over for dinner? 

Your Chef,

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Nana and Papaw's

I just think this picture is so great. I can remember when it was just me, Levi, and Kye hanging out at Nana and Papaw's, and now look how big we are!

Here are some of the things I think of when I hear, "Nana and Papaw's House"-

1. Smooshed peanutbutter and jelly sandwhiches. Papaw's specialty.

2. Getting my face washed with the same cold, wet washcloth that had just washed my two brother's and my cousin's face...

3. Playing out under the huge pinetrees that Papaw planted back when my dad was a kid. Did you know that my dad has jumped every single one of those trees?

4. Getting my picture taken... a lot. I didn't mind. ;)

5. Watching Richard Simmon's excercise tapes just for fun.

6. Using a half-folded table as a slide.

7. Singing. All the time.

8. Getting told to quit playing with the landing light upstairs because it messed up the picture on the TV downstairs...

9. Playing in the "secret" room underneath the staircase.

10. Jumping on the trampoline... for hours! "Tripper" was our favorite game that we made up. All I really remember about it was that it was dangerous...

I have many fond memories from Nana and Papaw's. 

I'm so thankful for my childhood. It was awesome. :)

A kid at heart,

Saturday, February 26, 2011


I love this boy so much! I'm so glad that I get to wake up to him every morning... well... he's coming to bed and I'm waking up, but at least I get to see him. :) 

Married life is going well, but that doesn't mean I don't miss our "honeymoon days". I know we are "technically" still in the honeymoon phase, but I miss us both being home together in our cozy, little apartment watching movies 24/7.

We still watch movies pretty close to 24/7, now it's just interrupted with those things called work, school, and social obligations.

Let's runaway to the beach, Baby... 

I miss the sand, the ocean, and our bungalow...

Although, I guess we were pretty happy to get back to Indiana. It's hard to keep a Hoosier away from home for long.

Let's just pull out our Jim and Pam faces and hit the Beet Farm this weekend instead.

I'm so glad I married my best friend. <3

He understands my humor.

In love,

Friday, February 25, 2011

Coming Soon // Home Tour

One of my favorite blogs... Smile and Wave... has started doing something really fun over at her place. She's started having home tours with some of her online friends, neighbors, and local friends!

She has done two home tours so far and I've loved both of them! One was for a family of seven living in what would seem to be a really small space for them... but it totally worked! It was also WAY stylish. :)

The next tour was especially inspiring for me because they were apartment dwellers. :) Also super stylish!

Check out the home tours--- HERE!

All of those home tours really did something for my creative gene. I've kind of hit a rut since I did my first official "rearranging" of Adam and I's apartment when we got married. I've been lacking either motivation or I've hit a creative-wall when it comes to these areas-

*I'm not in love with my craft room.

*Our bedroom could really use some work.

*There is nothing hanging on the walls.

*And I have a lot of WHITE doors... that just need some love. :)

There are other areas of the apartment that I absolutely LOVE though... so, I thought a goal was in order.

My very own home tour!

I am going to be spending the next couple of weeks working on the above areas in the hope of getting our home ready for it's Smitten with a Smidge debut.

I won't give an official launch time just yet... knowing myself I won't keep it... but I'll be posting little smidges of progress along the way. 


If you all get inspired to do your own home tour, join my flickr group {here} and I'll post photos of your lovely living spaces here too!

Hope you all enjoy the process!


A Wedding Story...

This is me and my Boy at one of his good friend's wedding. We were the wedding singers, and it was so much fun! The chapel they got married in had AMAZING accoustics, so that made it all the more fun to sing. 

We match too which makes us ultra adorable. <3

The very happy couple. This was the third wedding Adam has been in this year (including ours) and we have one more this summer. He's a popular guy. 

Here is the whole gang at the reception. This group is pretty funny when you get everyone together. There is lots of talk about D20's, Black Ops, comic books, and fine cuisine. It gets pretty entertaining. The girl's group has fondly been dubbed, "The D&D Wives." 

Yeah, we married those guys and we love every minute of it!

Yep. Those guys. :)

In love with a D&D player,

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pee Wee Patch

I teach Pee Wee Patch on Wednesday nights at my church (the best church on earth... by the way...) for the 3-5yr. olds. It is probably one of my favorite things to do. :) The kids are so fun and I love how eager they are to learn the Bible stories. They really bless me more than I feel I could ever bless them.

Well, for as many spiritual things that go on the classroom there are just as many, if not more, non spiritual things.

I mean, like, I really feel they think it's confession time when they come to Pee Wee Patch. I hear everything from-

"I pooped in my pullup in the van."


"I got my pencil taken away because I was eating it."

I guess that's what you get when you work with kids though...

Here is a conversation that went around the coloring table last night-

M: I have the Sleeping Beauty movie at home. *starts singing one of the songs*

J: Yeah! We really do! We have superhero movies too!

G: I have Dora the Explorer at my Mommy's house...

N: I have an elbow!

Kids crack me up. :)

All smiles,

College // Homework

Since I am a full time Early Childhood Education major, I thought it might be interesting to list the projects that I have due just within the next couple of weeks. If I seem a little twitchy the next time you see me, you'll now know why.

Project #1-

A research paper over Walt Disney's influence on family centered entertainment.

Project #2-

A to scale sketch of a kindergarten classroom on either poster board or computer.

Project #3-

A book summary over the book Bringing Up Boys.

Project #4-

A single page paper (single spaced) over the Apostle Paul.

I also have weekly assigned readings, on-the-side homework, choir rehearsal, quizzes, and that's just for school. Did I mention I'm a part-time employee at David's Bridal.... and I'm married?

I'm a little busy.

Oh, and this was also a way for you to keep me accountable. Remember my confession of being a procrastinator? :)

Hitting the books,

P.S- So far I have A's in all of my classes this semester! Yipee!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Something New // Continued

As I mentioned earlier, I've added something new to my blog today.

Anyone guess what it was?

My mom did. :)


It's my Project Restyle button!!! It's called 52 weeks of Restyling... basically it's a bunch of people joining together to share old things that they have either made new again, or completely restyled.

I thought this would be so fun, so I decided to join! I really want to find some old dresses that I can bring some new love too. I haven't found any yet, but I am for sure keeping my eye out!

You can read about the whole Project Restyle idea at A Beautiful Mess. This blog has been mentioned here before, but I just love it so much I have to mention it again! I never leave this site without feeling completely  inspired. :)

{One of my favorite projects...}

I am definitely ready for spring so I can get some new, fun projects rolling. Anyone else ready for spring projects?

Feel free to share them in the comments... :)

Feeling the fever,

Today // Something New

Wednedsdays are usually pretty busy for us. It is especially busy today though, because I have to work... ugh... Why is it that you always have to work on the days your bed feels the best, you have a million things to do at home, and you have somewhere to be that night?

I will never understand this. 

Here's what is on my list of things to do today (since you don't have enough on your own list to think about... I've decided to add mine... no need to thank me.)-

1. Go to the library

2. Clean the kitchen

3. Shower

4. Work 11a-4p

5. Cook dinner

6. Plan my lesson for Pee Wee Patch

7. Church

8. Pack Adam's dinner for work

9. Make 25 notecards for English Comp.

*the things already crossed out were not crossed out because they were done... they were the result of my addiction to the snooze button.

I had better drink some of Adam's coffee this morning...

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I also added something new to my blog this morning... anyone spot it?

Well, if you did, leave me a comment. I'll be back later to describe what my new thing is.

I guess I just added something to my list....

10. Blog about my new thing

I'll be back... later...

Happy Wednesday!


Movie Review // Wild Target

Adam and I watched a movie recently (Haha. That made me laugh. Adam and I watch movies ALL the time... anyways... back to the post...) called Wild Target with Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, and Rupert Grint.

I totally give this movie a thumbs up! It was so cute and pretty funny. I'm a fan of the British, Office type humor and this plot is full of it. The story follows a British assasin as he goes on the mission to assisinate an art thief. There are a lot of funny, quirky situtations that happen as the tables turn in their adventure. Definitely a lighthearted comedy that's perfect for a date night.

Well, that's my movie review for the day. I'm sure it made your day a whole lot better for it.

Your movie expert,

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Zumba much?

I've never tried this form of exercise, but I am totally game... once I get a really good sports bra. I hear you shake... a lot...

Seriously though. I've always wanted to take a dance class, and because of my new found addiction to mini candybars, I'm thinking it's time for a change of lifestyle... involving some exercise.

Also, my boy just rocked the physical fitness portion of the Reserve Police training, so I think it's only fair to him that I look somewhat physically fit. I at least don't want to look jiggly... or smushy...

Plus, these people look like they're having a really good time in their spandex. And I'm all about the spandex.

Breaking out the stretch pants,

Dirty Little Secrets...

Following in the footsteps of a fellow blogger (read her's here), I am going to be airing some of my "dirty little secrets" today. I thought it sounded like fun, so here we go...

1. Just like Bree, I don't wash my hair everyday. I'm not really sure if it looks better the second day, but it sure saves me a lot of work!

2. I have not worn pantyhose to school (a cardinal rule) for about 2 weeks now... AND... I haven't received any demerits for it. Hehehe. :)

3. I keep a stash of candy in our apartment and I frequent that stash very often. I will be asking my mom if I can borrow her Slim in 6 DVD for the next few months...

4. I am a scaredy cat. On nights Adam works I keep every light and the TV on until I go to bed... then I run through the apartment in utter terror before jumping into bed to pull the covers over my head. I need help.

5. I am addicted to Hulu. We are getting Netflix on Thursday. I will be addicted to Netflix in approximately 36hrs.

6. Since my landlord told me that I coudn't get a dog or a cat, I have contemplated getting every other animal that he did not mention. Does anyone know if goats are hard to potty train?

7. I very rarely wash my face before bed... I know, I know. This is a terrible habit. I will be a wrinkly old lady with eye worms.

8. I am a procrastinator. Reason #1 why I haven't blogged since January 26th.

9. I hit the snooze button between 8-10 times before I will get out of bed. I'm late... a lot.

10. I have Bieber Fever. Thanks, Havanna. I am listening to Baby at this very moment.... again, I need help.

Please don't blackmail me,

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Needing a cure...

Do you know what this is?

It's an English Bulldog puppy.

And I want one.

Really, really bad...

They are just the cutest little things I ever did see!

Here are some things you might not know about Bulldogs-

*They don't like to go outside. Their little bodies can't handle the climate changes, so they prefer to be indoors.

*They are very lazy little guys. All they really want in life is some yummy food and a warm lap to sleep on.

*They are excellent family dogs because they are so timid. This means that don't mind dressing up every now and then either.

I think a sweet Bulldog is exactly what I need to cure my nighttime blues. Or Adam could get moved to that day shift position. That would help as well...

Either way I really want a furry pet to share our sweet, little apartment with. It just doesn't seem right to keep it all to ourselves.

Your Puppy Lover

Monday, January 24, 2011

Is looking like a zombie against the rules?

It was back to school for me today, and I have a new goal for this semester... not to go to class looking like I rolled out of bed 10 minutes before I had to leave and put on clothes which were lying beside the bed and may have possibly been slept on by some animal... which is exactly what I did every day last semester. (I'm pretty sure that there were some people at school who were shocked to find out that I had actually found someone to marry me... )

So, today I took some extra time to get myself ready for class. I put a nice skirt on... one that had actually been hung up in the closet... paired it with a cute top and sweater, went to put on my rulebook-demanded pair of hose only to find that I had accidentally thrown away my one good pair.

Panty hose are of the devil. Fact.

Also- Bears. Beats. Battlestar Galactica.

Pardon that interruption... now back to what I was saying...

I then traded my knee-length skirt for one that reached my ankles in an attempt to hide my hoseless legs. I'm pretty sure that this attempt was fruitless because my professor has the superhuman ability to see every infraction of the rulebook.... I will have 10 demerits in my box tomorrow morning. Guaranteed.

So, with all of my bare-legged rebellion aside, I would have to say I managed to look fairly nice for class this afternoon. Yet... after 4 hours of class, a Hotpocket, and 15 pages of notes I managed to leave school looking like some college-aged zombie. It happens every time- the pale skin, sunken eyes, and crazy static-y hair... I had it all.

I believe that this would explain the reason why Adam didn't come rushing to give me a kiss when I got home. He probably thought some monster from one of his video games had escaped and had come to seek revenge...

Anyway, I said all of this to say...  it's going to be a long semester and I think I'm going to get a spray tan tomorrow. I hear they improve your appearance and give you a nice earthy smell.

Anyone care to join me?

Looking kind of haggard,
Your Zombie Friend

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Out of the woods and into the city....

Having grown up as a woodland princess in the back hills of Martinsville, being married has brought all sorts of new experiences for me. Things like dishwashers, garbage disposals, automatic car starters, thermostats, and living in the "city". It's been interesting to say the least, but my wonderful husband has been so gracious as to show me how to enjoy all of the new, "modern" conveniences that are in my life.

For example, the other day Adam and I shared this conversation-

Adam: Hey, Babe... I'm not trying to be condescending, but you do know that the garbage disposal is only on one side of sink, right?

Me: Umm... yeah, I think so... why? Is there food on the other side?

Adam: Yes. There's bacon sticking out of the drain.

So, I may not have been listening when he showed me how to use the garbage disposal... my bad.

Out of her element,
The Woodland Princess