Saturday, October 29, 2011

Let the Wedding Festivities Begin...

Better late than never, right? Too much fun not to share.

A few weeks ago my parents dear friends gave us our first shower/party. From the company to the food to the decore, it was absolutly PERFECT! They were all so sweet to think of us and do something so wonderful for me and Josh. It was wonderful to get to see all our family and friends and kick off the celebration! So, in no particular order I will let the pictures do the talking.
Brooks totally surprised me and made it into town for the party!!

It all started with Mrs. Heady on the far left who set us up.

What a wonderful way to start off the wedding festivities!

Friday, October 28, 2011

They say its your birthday!

Well friends, I am writing my first post in a new decade of my life-I turned the big 3-0 yesterday. When did this happen? It feels like yesterday I was living it up on the campus of Clemson University.

Thanks to some fabulous family, friends, and students I had a perfect day...well almost perfect. But pretty darn close. Josh had class until 10:00 so I didn't get to celebrate with him last night, but we are celebrating tomorrow instead.

The day started with Josh getting up at "dark-thirty" as he likes to call it and giving me my gift. He did very good and stuck to the list I gave him and I opened this...

Source: via Maggie on Pinterest

My wonderful day continued at work with a sweet banner my teammates made me. They also treated me with little surprises all throughout the day. Everytime a student came to my door, they had a "little something" with a sweet note. I racked up with some yummy snacks, a koozie with a Diet Coke (only makes it better), a folder, and some pens...they were too sweet to think of me like that. Some of my students also were very thoughtful and got me a few gifts. To top the day off my Homeroom moms got the kids together for another surprise while I left the room for a few minutes. When I returned they each had a flower, sang happy birthday to me, and all came up individually giving me a flower and told me what they liked about me...too precious! I ended the day after school by getting my "hair did" with some fun fall color.

I had so many sweet facebook messages, text messages, cards and phone calls also. Turning 30 was made a bit easier by all the wonderful people in my life. I'm so thankful for everything and everyone! I believe the 30's are looking good already!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Instant Replay

What a season my Tigers are having! I'm a little nervous to even post about it as anything that might jinks us I try to avoid. I struggled even changing my purse since I have used the same purse all season and we have kept winning. See, told you superstitious. I haven't been great at taking pictures this season, but this is the season in review so far. Please excuse my recycling of orange attire...for some reason, I'm having trouble finding all my orange I wore last season. I hoping we can continue the "Shock the Nation Tour!"

C-L-E-M-S-O-N T-I-G-E-R-S! Fight Tigers, Fight Tigers, Fight! Fight! Fight!

Monday, October 10, 2011

I love October!

I love how the cover of Skirt magazine always captures each month perfectly!

Cherish the last sunny Saturdays to sit on the porch,
the last warm days to throw open the windows,
the last long rays of light.
Soon our lives will move indoors to nest in flannel sheets,
to listen to the wind scour the eaves,
to watch movies in bed.
Soup will simmer on the stove,
lamp will be lit earlier and red wine will breathe quietly on the kitchen counter.
Umbrellas and Boots will be fruitful and multiply by the front door.
Rugs will come out of storage to pamper summer's bare feet.
We'll dream of a fireplace in the bedroom
but settle for candles that smell like evergreens and moss.
Sunday mornings will stretch into the afternoon with coffee and newspapers on the couch
and blend seamlessly into dinner in pajamas.

Welcome Home.

"A house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul." ~Phillip Moffitt

Monday, October 3, 2011


How can I not post about my beloved Tigers after Saturday's win. Four weeks ago I was sitting in very hot weather questioning my decision to get season tickets, but my have the boys surprised me. These are the times I wish I still lived in Clemson....

Always proud to be a Tiger!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fall Design on a Dime

I'm back! It's amazing what can get done when your team is playing away.

Since Clemson is playing away tonight at Virgina Tech, I decided this was the weekend to decorate for fall. As much as I wanted to venture into a few new ideas I found on pinterest, I knew it was best to make do with what I had. So, for about $25 and some inspiration from pinterest I got my little house spruced up for the season.

Same wreath as the last 2 years, but a little monogram always makes everything perfect.
I know my TV is not straight. I tried fixing it but it was knocking the garland off, so I gave up.
We all know decor is way more important than a straight TV, right?

My grandmother made these years ago. I always enjoy pulling them out and thinking of her.

One side of the table...

And the other.

Now this needs some work...I couldn't get the mums right. A trip to mom's for a pot is in order.

I'm planning on getting a cheap frame and hanging this up.

Via Pinterest.
Happy Fall Y'all!