Tuesday, July 28, 2015
We're back with a little Top Three action today. I took a little break, but now it's time for another! Today we're talking about regrets. I'm not someone who looks back and dwells on the way things could have been or should have been. Most of the time I chalk up anything that happened in the past that's crazy to being young or I view it as a lesson. You guys! I was that girl in high school who wouldn't eat in front of her boyfriend!! WHAT WAS I THINKING? Is it crazy that might be my biggest regret? hahaha! All that to say, other than passing up food back in the day I don't have any major big things I really regret. Did I make some dumb decisions? Absolutely! But I learned from them all. Even when I watched my seventeen-year-old boyfriend enjoy his meal as I "pretended" I wasn't hungry. (FYI-I think it was all about getting something in my teeth and him seeing it. CRA-ZY!)
I'm baring my heart and sharing my Top Three Things I DO NOT Regret....
#1 Going Away to College
My senior year, my bestie and I applied at several different universities together. We wanted to take the world by storm and preferably do it not too close to home. We applied to Auburn, toured Ole Miss and Mississippi State, and at the last minute my friend decided she wanted to play volleyball in college. So-I was kind of left with a completely blank slate. You must know that I am someone who thrives with some good friendships. I've always been a girl's girl (I get along well with the guys too, but I'm not one of those girls who didn't have many girl friends. Know what I mean?). I threw caution to the wind and JUMPED out of my comfort zone by applying AND attending Arkansas State University. It was only about two and a half hours from my home, but I only barely knew one other girl who was going. One girl. Barely. I have no doubt that God was speaking to my heart. He gave me so much peace about this move. I met some of the best friends, made some amazing memories, and was introduced to my awesome hubby. Definitely NOT a regret when it comes to that decision!
#2 Infertility Days
This wasn't a choice, because I'm 99% positive if I was given the choice I NEVER would have chosen this. But on the flip-side if I could redo it, I wouldn't change a thing! I shared my story here, but when I think back to moments in my life I'd change this would NOT be one. I learned so much about myself, our marriage was strengthened, we relied on God more than ever, and on this side of that trial we can see all those blessings. If you're in the middle of this issue right now, please now I am praying for you. Waiting for a baby, is one of the very hardest things I've ever done.
I've had a family blog for years. Even before kids, several of my friends and I had blogs. But one day I realized I wanted to change it up and make it interesting for people other than my grandma. :) I'm absolutely overwhelmed at the amount of kindness and love shown over the blog world. I love interacting with you guys, getting ideas, and hearing your opinions! I don't regret changing up my blog one bit! Maybe blogging isn't the thing for you or maybe it is? But if you're thinking about starting something and just a little nervous-throw caution to the wind and GET STARTED!! You don't want to look back and regret not giving it a chance. :)
Let's live life with no regrets today, girls! Happy Tuesday! XOXO
Monday, July 27, 2015
Happy Monday! Can you believe this is the last week of July?? It's kind of our last chill week before the busyness of the pre-school year begins. I'm enjoying all the easy moments of summer I can!
The last Monday of every month, Andrea and I choose some Favorite Things that go along with that month's theme (we love a theme!). :) This month in honor of Independence Day we're sharing our favorite red, white, and blue items!
My very favorite things I just bought that has all the patriotic colors is this top. It's included in the Anniversary Sale, so if you're interested snag it up quickly!
I also snagged this popover as well. I'm envisioning me in the winter with this top, some cute skinny jeans, and big fur vest. You guys know I love a fur vest!
In case you share the love of a good vest, I have a few options...
Fur Hooded Puffer/Fur Hooded Toggle(I have one crazy similar from last year.)/Black Fur Vest (I ordered the black fur just to see how I liked it-I'm in love!!)
Those pillows are a few of my very favorite things-I snagged that Ikat pillow cover earlier this summer and it looks so cute with our grey couch. Just so happends-it's red, white, AND blue!
These are a few of my very favorite WHITE products:
I am a huge fan of our Multi-Function Eye Cream. I'm going to place a bulk order for eye cream on August 1st. The eye cream is $55 and I'll cover taxes and shipping. If you'd like to order one, please e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get you on the list. :)
Our Redefine regimen (is all white) and it was designed to help with fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores. It's my favorite regimen. I use it every morning and night.
Our Micro-Dermabrasion Paste is amazing. You can use it on your face, neck, heels, and body. I can add these to my bulk order as well. The price is $70 for a jar that will last you at least six months (if not all year). Again, I'll cover shipping and taxes. E-mail me at email@example.com to be included in the order.
This summer I've been loving pico de gallo on everything. A burger? Eggs? Tacos? Chicken? Yes, please! And my list continues.
Now it's your turn to share your red, white, and blue favorites at the moment. Use the link-up below to join us! Have a great day!
Friday, July 24, 2015
Hey! Hey! It's FRIDAY!
In Friday fashion, I'm teaming up with my girls, Andrea and Narci, to share our Friday Favorites. You should join in the fun!
One of Ebby Lee's besties got her hair cut about a month ago and she's been contemplating it ever since. Then we bought the American Girl movie about Kit to watch on the way to the beach and that sealed the deal. Kit has a cute little blonde bob and that was just what she needed to see to push her over the edge. We finally decided last Friday to get it cut! Because of all the swimming her hair was a mess!
The After-might be my FAVORITE cut ever!
She loves it!! (And I do too!)
After lunch, a play date, and a hair cut we went to a local furniture store to shop. They have the best popcorn and this happened while we were shopping. They both made this defeated look when I told them they had to pick up all that popcorn.
This guy happened to be far from the drama and seemed to be happy about that. :)
Friday night we had a dinner date night with some of our FAVORITES! I used my app, A Beautiful Mess, to add the text and graphic. I asked for your favorite apps on Wednesday and you ladies delivered-THANK YOU!!! If you haven't read all the comments with recommendations, go here to check them out.
Have you guys seen the Best Wedding Toast Ever video?? Oh my goodness!! I was laughing and crying along with the bride when I watched. Definitely a FAVORITE!
Tennis camp started on Monday. These kiddos were HOT!!
Afterwards they were tired and exhausted. Seeing how much they've improved since when they started tennis camp two years ago is a FAVORITE! My parents are in town for a quick trip and my mom went along to watch yesterday morning. She said, "Oh! They're really hitting it!". I think maybe she thought they were too young to really hit the ball with the rackets? haha! She was impressed!
I'm sure you guys have seen the surfer, Mick Fanning, get attacked by a shark AND he showed that shark who was boss!! The incident was not a FAVORITE, but after watching I'm so amazed that he got away. Here is a link if you haven't seen it.
Have a FABULOUS weekend, ladies!!
Have a FABULOUS weekend, ladies!!