Friday, August 27, 2010

Making My Ideas Reality Part Two

I’ve been keeping my eye on some other items I would love to incorporate into our bedroom.

side table

One on each side of the bed.


I’m liking the glass base, but I’m not sure on the lamp shade. I think I actually like the sea grass lamp shade.


I would also like this chair to add to the room {depending on how much room is left with all of the new additions}.


Last but not least, I would need new window treatments, which would start with 2” faux white wood blinds. Then, it would lean towards more something of this kind…


It’s a pleated cotton twill. It’s a very safe choice, but I just can’t seem to commit to a print, although that is what I would prefer.

I hope one day {soon} I can make this happen.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Making My Ideas Reality

Since and, well, actually before Colby and I got married, I have been thinking about the ways I wanted to change our bedroom. It’s boring. It’s ugly. It needs desperate help.

I’ve dealt with it because I have not had enough of a pay check to purchase the items I have been wanting for the bedroom.

This weekend, though, Colby and I might be taking a step in the right direction towards the bedroom I dream of. We’re in the market for a mattress.

You see…Colby likes a firm mattress, and I adore a nice, luscious  soft mattress. Clearly that poses a problem. Ultimately, we decided we would get a Sleep Number mattress.

Before, we had thought we wanted the i8.


Money is still holding us back though. For a king size mattress, it would cost us $2,949 ON SALE!

We have now decided to lean towards the p5!


We’re going to the Sleep Number store on Saturday {if everything goes as planned}.  I wanted to test it out one more time before we make the ultimate decision.

If we get a new KING SIZE BED, we have upgraded from our tiny full size bed. This means we need a new headboard. Pottery Barn, here I come!

I have chosen this lovely number to grace us with its presence. Meet Riley!


With this new upgrade, I’m definitely going to need some new linens, too. While I haven’t gotten this approved yet by my other half {particularly the price}, I’m still loving it.

While I am naturally drawn to green, the current quilt is basically the same green, and I am planning on transferring it to the guest bedroom. I feel as if I should choose a different color, and I am leaning towards this light blue shade. WE NEED LIGHT IN THIS HOUSE!


This would be the alternate choice if  decided to go with green anyway.

linens 2

These are the sheets I’m leaning towards, too. Every southern girl needs monogrammed sheets. That’s exactly what I would have done with these, too.


If you love Pottery Barn like I do, you can design your own bed linen combinations here.

Hopefully, I will have the energy to complete this idea bedroom makeover post soon.

P.S. It’s Thursday! We’re almost to the weekend!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Just some thoughts…

Today hasn’t been the best of days today. What has topped things off is that I am completely exhausted, and I now have a sore throat. Go figure!

The last time this happened was in January in the second week of my student teaching. Let me remind you that this is the second week of school. I hope I’m not doomed!

There are three things I hate more than anything when it comes to sickness:

  1. Stomach virus
  2. Strep throat
  3. Sinus infection

I think all of my sicknesses come at the worst time, too. The week of my wedding {Tuesday to be specific}- Sinus infection. Second week of student teaching- strep throat.

It’s not looking good.

On another note, I am loving to teach in the classroom. As a new teacher, I am facing some rather large challenges. Tonight though, I read the second chapter to Plan B. I wish I had it in my hand to quote it for you. It basically said that when challenges are there, to not lose your faith in God and give up.

In a C.S. Lewis book, The Screwtape Letters, was the example given. If you have the book, go back and read that chapter or section more specifically.

The good news is that my SIL and BIL are coming into town this weekend. I can’t wait to see them. We haven’t seen them since the weekend of the 4th of July, and it will be great to see them. Let’s just hope I’m not sick when they get here.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Wonderful Celebration

Weddings make me so happy. It brings me right back to May 22nd when I was the bride about to tie the knot.

On Friday, I left school immediately, so we could make it to the rehearsal dinner of Chuck and Kelli. After being worried that we were going to be late, we eventually made it there, and we were actually there on time {basically}.

I fell in love with the site that Kelli and Chuck chose to have their wedding, which is where they also had their rehearsal dinner. It was at The Reserve at Oak Bowery right outside of Auburn. It was so rustic and captivating and just my style. It had so much character.


What you see above is the party hall where the reception and rehearsal dinner took place. I must say that they changed it considerably between the dinner and the reception.


It was all about enjoying time with the bride and groom, family, and friends {especially those who live a good distance away}.




The precious little girl above is Olivia {my cousin} with her “Taylor Swift” hair. She’s a cutie!


My sweet daddy with the groom

On Saturday, we decided to eat at Mama G’s or Mama Goldberg’s. I was craving some of those chips with melted cheese and jalapeños on top.

Afterwards, we decided to drive around campus and just look around. Oh the stories I was told by Colby!


IMG_8528 After doing a little we went back to the Colby’s parents’ tailgate house for a little rest and relaxation.


We got ready for the wedding and headed out. I must say that I wasted my time on my hair {thank you Alabama humidity}.











See what I meant about the humidity and my hair? Horrifying!

After the celebration, we had to leave to go straight back to Brewton. It meant for a late night, and this little girl got her sleep on on our way back.


Kelli and Chuck, we wish you the best! We loved your wedding and had a terrific time! We hope God blesses you with the most wonderful life together.

Thursday, August 12, 2010



Like I said before, I was told that for the first two weeks of school that I would be totally exhausted. I must say once again that they were right.

I come home. I change clothes. I eat {since I haven’t eaten since breakfast basically}. I am completely useless for the rest of the afternoon.

No, I take that back. I’m not completely useless. I am constantly still working on being prepared for school. I’m just useless to anyone else who might be around who is not related to the school. I guess it is just all part of it. I know it is hard, but then I think back to my days in student teaching and remember how much I loved being there {and I wasn’t getting paid for it then}.

Of course, we all know that teachers do not pick the job because of the money. They pick it because of their love for learning and their love for teaching all the little kiddos new concepts.

I’ve been promising photos of my room. I have to say that I just haven’t had too much time, but I did take a few photos to satisfy your viewing pleasure.





I did make the paper! That was kind of fun, and I was actually pretty pleased with the photo. You can get another glimpse into my classroom from it.


This weekend I will not get the rest and relaxation my body is begging for. Instead, we’ll be celebrating the marriage of my cousin, Chuck, and his fiance, Kelli. It’s going to be at the beautiful Oak Bowery Plantation outside of Auburn. We certainly can’t wait to have her “officially” in our family. Here’s the happy couple:


While we’ll be celebrating a wonderful time in their lives, there is a family and a community that deeply needs your prayers.


The principal at the school my husband when to school at was killed in a head on collision last night. It is the first week of school, and he was a terrific man from what I understand. He loved his school, and he loved his students. He has a wife and two grown children, as well as others in his family who loved him deeply. Pray for them all.

I must say that it is hard on a small town to lose two principals within a month of each other. Both schools are hurting, and they all need your prayers. This is certainly tough on a town that is so closely knit.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Unfortunate News

This weekend was one that I was hoping would be fairly uneventful, relaxing, and an opportunity to prepare for my first real week as a teacher.

As a result, it was eventful in a way I wish it wouldn’t have been, and it has caused me to not get the much needed rest and relaxation I was in such dire need for.

Open house was Friday afternoon, and I got the opportunity to meet the parents and children of my class this year. Tomorrow we will have a 30 minute orientation, and then the children will go home. Our actual full day will be on Tuesday. As organized as I am, I still feel completely unprepared.

I was told that this would be the most tiring two weeks of my life and that there would be no way I would ever be fully prepared for what was ahead of me. That person was right.

On Saturday, I worked on some things for school and got ready for my husband’s cousin’s wedding. I’ve actually known this family most of my life, and I was so proud to be a part of their special day. I must say that Maggie was stunning.

I found the picture below of her on her Facebook page. Perry Neal Watson was the photographer, which also happens to be her uncle.


Her dress was absolutely stunning. Unfortunately though, we were not able to attend the reception because of the horrible news we received.

Our dog, Timber, had a terrible accident and died. This was Colby’s baby boy, who he loved dearly. I loved him, too. It has been awfully hard on us since last night. We never expected something like this to happen, and it is like losing a part of our family.


Just seeing this picture of him brings tears to my eyes. We will certainly miss him. I for one will miss being greeted by him at Colby’s parents’ porch and seeing Colby’s mom walking him throughout the day. You never realize how much you care for an animal until something like this happens.

We will most certainly miss him.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Still Around…

Yes, I am still here. The blog might continue after all.

Let me just say that I have been caught in a whirlwind of constant work. Those of you who might think it is easy being an elementary teacher, think again. It’s not.

Of course, it didn’t help that I’ve basically had a week to get my things together for school that starts on Monday. Despite being so busy though, I have enjoyed every minute of it. I suppose you know you truly love your job when you put in countless hours, and you don’t think a thing of it.

I’m very excited today. It’s open house, so I get to meet all of my new little ones. I already know a few of them from Jumpstart, so that does help some.

I hope to be back tomorrow or sometime this weekend to give you a preview of my classroom.

Happy Friday!

{sorry there are no pictures}