A bunch of goodness all bundled up!

When I first stumbled upon this world of blogging, I really had no idea what it was all about! I was just bored one day and decided to check it out. It's quite overwhelming at first, and I had no idea at the time what I was about to get myself into!

I'm still new to this wonderful little blog world but in my short time here so far, I have felt right at home. I am so inspired by all the beauty, creativity, friendship, love, support, kind words, encouragement, fun, great ideas and the list really never stops! It's just a bunch of goodness all bundled up! It's a great escape and my only regret is that I wish I would have found it sooner! I like it here! And, I like having my own little corner in this little blog world. Thank you for making me feel welcome!

One of the very first blogs I ever came across was, Warm Pie, Happy Home! Because of this blog, I was hooked right away!

There aren't enough words to describe how special this blog is to me! I love everything about it and Ruth Ann... she is one amazing woman who I admire so very much! Warm Pie, Happy Home has just been updated to a new blog and web site. You must check it out!!!! Come see Aunt Ruthie's Sugar Pie Farmhouse!

And... if you don't mind, I would love to know what your most favorite blog is! Do share!


Mean Girls

My sisterhood award got me thinking because I'm currently dealing with some mean girls!

Why are women (in general) so caddy and downright mean?

I know, not ALL women, but a good population of them. And even some that are not naturally like that, seem to get sucked into the drama. I know that it is hard not to sometimes.

Friends gossiping and talking behind each others back is so hurtful, sad and annoying. It doesn't matter the age, it's always as if they're in junior high!

We should be forming "packs" and making friends, not competing and trying to cause emotional pain to one another.

Is it in our nature? Or is it learned?

Also, does anyone know of any good quotes that go along the lines of any of this?


My thoughtful & pretty friend Charmaine gave me this amazing award!!! Talk about sweet spirits, that's Charmaine! It's hard finding genuine friends but it was easy with her, she is always kind and uplifting! And, her light is always shining. I'm so glad we're friends... Charmaine!

Okay, my turn to choose who I'll pass this wonderful award off to... I chose the following because they are all creative and beautiful and I just love their blogs!

Moore Minutes
The Undomesticated Wife
The Luckiest Mrs.
Make Mine a Mojito
casa Mia
A Belle and her beau
Molly and Marshal
the cherry blog


baby hummingbirds

I came across this insy winsy nest right outside my bedroom window. I looked in and saw two tiny beaks poking out. It looks as though the mother has abondoned her babies. I read that sometimes the mother and father may be close by watching and not necessarily at the nest. But, I haven't seen either parent once in the last two days. These two little birds were shivering and trying to keep each other warm last night. They must be starving as well. They look maybe a week old, if that.

It's hard to tell the size of them in the pics, but if this helps, they are smaller than half of my pinky finger. And the nest is smaller than half the palm of my hand.

I don't know what to do. It's breaking my heart. I don't want to watch these two die slowly... any thoughts, suggestions?

UPDATE!!!! I just looked over and and saw momma hummingbird feeding her babies!!!! I'm soooo happy! The birdies are moving around a lot, I hope they don't fall out of that tiny nest! They look sooo happy now. This made my day!


The little yellow shirt.

So... remember when I mentioned HERE that I was looking for this adorable shirt in a movie, "I Love You, Man" that I just saw?

I don't know how she found me BUT I received a comment from Possessionista with the news on the little yellow shirt!

The good news is that she found it!! The bad news is that it's sold out! I'm bummed but I don't think there was a way that I could have paid that much for it any way. Originally $750, marked down to $450.

Click HERE & HERE for Possessionista's post on the little yellow shirt {that I still want sooo bad}!



We can't stop talking about this movie.. it was just soooooo funny!!!! Also, Rashida Jones' character Zooey had the cutest wardrobe, I want it all. I especially am in love with this one specific shirt that she wore... she wore a lot of yellow but there was this one yellow blouse in particular that had all these circles of fabric around the neck line in front. Oh, I want it! If you saw the movie and you know what I'm talking about, please help! Do you know where I can find it? It looks like something J. Crew would have but I looked there and didn't see it!

Click HERE for the trailer! P.S. It was much funnier that the trailer gives it credit for!

And for all my other personal movie ratings and comments,
please click HERE!


She's someone very, very special!

I know this one girl and she has a cute little family and a cute little house. She's the perfect little homemaker too! Everything is so cozy, welcoming and warm! She's a wonderful wife and her husband adores her to pieces! She's an amazing mother to three precious little boys! She's great with details and really putting her heart into everything she does! She is so beautiful and when I say this, I'm not exaggerating! She has beautiful big blue eyes and a cute little nose but she's not just beautiful on the outside, she is the most beautiful person I have ever met on the inside. And the fact that I know her is just a pure blessing. She's the type that would literally take the shirt off of her back for you. I honestly don't know what I would do without her! She knows all my secrets! She probably knows me better than I know myself! She has been there for me so much that I don't know how I'll ever be able to repay her! This girl is my best friend!

Her name is Lisa and I am soooo thrilled that I got her to start a little blog of her own! So.... please say hi and introduce yourself because she's new to this blog world and I want her to know how fabulous it is!!! Click here to meet my best friend... LISA!!!

Oh, I forot to mention one small detail. She surprised me with these beautiful dinner plates for my birthday yesterday! Aren't they so pretty? I love, love the shape!!! And... I love the designs and I love that there are 6 different looks!


Hair Cut Update!

I took this picture in.....

... and this is how I came out of the salon!

It's not exactly the same as Cameron's but it's much better than what I had. I got a good 3-4 inches taken off. I think if I round brush my ends, I'll get a more fresh, cute style like her's!

It's really not that bad!

I didn't think it was possible, but it's true.... {I'm 30 today} .... and it's feeling pretty okay! As I mentioned in previous posts, I have been dreading this day for a while, but here I am and I'm not feeling anything like I thought I would!

So, here goes... I'm saying good-bye to my twenties and welcoming my thirties with open arms!

Here's a quote by Robert Heinlein in Stranger in a Strange Land that I think we all need to hear:

"Anyone can see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl she used to be. A great artist can look at an old woman, portray her exactly as she is...and force the viewer to see the pretty girl she used to be...more than that, he can make anyone see that this lovely young girl is still alive, prisoned inside her ruined body. He can make you feel the quiet, endless tragedy that there was never a girl born who ever grew older than eighteen in her heart...no matter what the merciless hours have done. (just for reading that, minus 11 years)!

Oh, by the way... what's this {Dirty Thirties Club} that I keep hearing about? Where did that name come from?

... to me! xo.


New Hair Cut!

I'm going tomorrow to get a new hair cut, I know that the following cuts are all very similar but please give me your input on which look you like best! Thanks so much!











Thank you everyone for all the responses!!! Go HERE for the results!


I think you're special!

Ahh, your sweet words of encouragement mean so much to me. I'm just going through a lot right now and sometimes I feel so overwhelmed! It means a lot to know there are people out there that care!


Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens is a documentary made in 1975 that follows the lives of Edith and Edith Bouvier Beale. An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, who are the aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. They live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

If you haven't seen it, you have GOT TO rent it. But, I must say you will probably want to take a shower after watching it! It's that disgusting! It is soooooooooo weird and intriguing though... just my kind of movie!

On April 18th, HBO will be airing the new Grey Gardens played by Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange who will play the mother and daughter debutantes who become reclusive, refuse to wash and let their 50 cats rule the house as their wealth dwindles.

If you haven't seen the original one, I suggest you rent it before watching the new one! I can't wait, I'm so excited to see how they portray them in the new movie, I heard they tried to make everything as accurate as possible by filling in the blanks from old letters and diary's.



Puppy Love

I love dogs... and I love these videos... enjoy!


Who's got a secret?

We all have secrets, right? Well, I came across a cute little post made by bling on my sewing machine! She listed some of her secrets and welcomed others to share theirs as well. It was so fun to read through them all! Feel free to share your little secrets as well right here or HERE!


Happy March!

Here's a delightful little video.... enjoy.
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