Monday, May 20, 2013

Weekend Fun

This past weekend was the best weekend I have had in a long time! It started out Friday night with a date at Olive Garden. I met a really nice guy and I didn't want the night to end. We had great conversations and the food was good, of course.  After dinner I met up with my girlfriends from work and we hit up a bar here in town called "Creekside Tavern".  We had a couple of drinks and danced.  We met 4 military guys who were so much fun to hang out with. 

The next morning Casey and I had to work until noon.  After work we went to the Farmer's Market downtown to get some fresh produce and went to eat a nice lunch at Steel Magnolias.  Our downtown is simply fabulous.  It has many nice resutrants and stores and the atmosphere is awesome. After lunch, Casey and I went shopping and had much needed pedicures. We went to a new place in town that not a lot of people apparently don't know about. It was nice for it not to be crowded and quiet. It was so relaxing!  I went with a green polish and it's slowly growing on me.

 After shopping we went home to get ready and met the new military friends at Texas Roadhouse for dinner.  After a great meal we went to Creekside again and had a blast.  It was so much fun to spend a weekend with friends doing fun things.  It doesn't happen often but I am going to try to make a point for it to happen more. I realized many times this weekend how blessed I am to have these girls in my life and to enjoy being young while I can! I'm 26 and someday I will have kids and a hubby and won't be able to do these things anymore.  Here's to embrasing my 20's!

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

10 Things About ME!

I noticed that in the past few days I have acculmulated a few new followers (YAY)! I thought I would share a few things about me so you could get to know me better.

1.  I am a follower of Christ.  I love Jesus and thank him everyday for dying on the cross for my sins.  I grew up in the church and I'm so thankful for that. I made lots of memories at Vacation Bible School, singing in the Children's Choir, and being involved in the Youth program. 

2.  I am an bank teller and have been since I graduated high school in 2004.  I was part time while going to school and in August of this past year I became full time. I have gone to school off and on the past couple of years but plan to start back to school this summer to finish my degree in Early Childhood Education (it is taking FOREVER) and hope to graduate this time next year. :) I attend Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga (15 mins North of the FL line).  The campus is covered in old Oak trees filled with moss and the buildings are Spanish style.  It's a gorgeous campus and only about 2 hours from the beach.  That may or may not have been a deciding factor.

3.  I am very close to my family and love spending time with them! I have a younger brother (22) who is my best friend.  I am blessed to have loving parents that I know would do anything for me.  Valdosta is 2 hours way from where they live so I only see them about twice a month.  I plan to move back home (Perry, Ga) when I am done with school.

4.  I love photography and take pictures as a side job.  I got my first camera in the 1st grade and I have been snapping away ever since.  I love to shoot engagement sessions and sibling sessions. You can check out some of my work on my Facebook page, KT Lense Photography.

5.  My favorite thing to do is travel.  It doesn't happen as often as I would like since I do live on a teller's salary.  I was fortunate enough to spend 5 weeks in Paris through the study abroad program at my school in the Summer of 2010.  I studied photography and loved our assignments.  While there we were able to go on excursions on the weekends. I went to the Champagne Region, Florence, and Nice.  I wish I could go back all the time!  Florence was so neat and had the best food and the nicest people! It was small so my friend and I rented bicylces for the weekend. I liked it almost as much as Paris. :)

6.  I really want to be an interior designer.  I have always loved watching my mom decorate and I love the way a room can change just by moving furniture around or taking items from one room and putting them in another.  I wanted to major in interior design but my dad thought it wouldn't be a job that would be stable in this economy. So here I am, reading design blogs and living vicariously through You. :)

7.  I read blogs every morning.  I get to work and get things done that I need to do and then read through my list of blogs in between customers. About 98% of the blogs I follow are written by interior designers or DIY'ers (is that a word?).  I love reading about projects and getting ideas to use in my own home.

8.  I love instagram.  I think I'm starting to like it more than Facebook actually.  If you haven't gotten the app, Afterglow, I highly suggest you install it.  It is a photo editing tool that allows you to chose from tons of filters, crop, frame, etc.  A lot of my photography friends use it also.  Back to Instagram-once you finish editing your photo in Afterglow, you can upload it to instagram to share it.  Another thing I love is being able to find new stores or blogs by clicking on friend's hashtags.

9.  I love reality TV.  I know...I'm one of "those".  My favorite would be the Kardashians.  I sometimes find myself thinking, "Why do I watch this?".  I'm facinated with their lives.  I can't stand half of them but it's a show that will not miss.  I have recently fallen in love with "What would Ryan Lochte Do?".  If you haven't seen this, you need to. He is super hot and super stupid which makes it super funny. He is definetely a "dumb blonde".  And in case you are wondering, Ryan Lochte is an Olympic swimmer who has won 11 medals and is known to be one of the best swimmers in the world.  You may remember him from the London Olympics last Summer.

10.  I am deathly afraid of Roaches.  DEATHLY.  I can't explain why I run around screaming like a chicken with it's head cut off when I see one.  I'm sure it would make a great YouTube video. 

I hope you have a great day and wonderful weekend!
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Friday, May 10, 2013


Just like everyone else on the planet, I feel like I have the BEST mama EVER! And I truly do.  She is creative, giving, thoughtful, and loving.  She is always there when I need her and always gives the best advise.  She is a wonderful Christian example and I know God is so proud.  She never complains when I ask her to do something and is always making me the coolest stuff for my house.  I know that she would go to the ends of the Earth for me and that's one of the greatest feelings.  I hope she knows that I don't just think about her wonderfulness (I just made that up) on Mother's Day, but everyday.  I thank God all the time for blessing me with a loving, Christian mama.  Not everyone can say that-I am so blessed.  I can't imagine my life without her! I love you to the moon and back, Mama!

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

I'm a Mommy {Sort of}!

   This past weekend my mom and Molly came to visit.  Molly desperately needed a haircut and after calling many grooming salons in town we had to settle on Petsmart.  I say "had" to because I'm a very overprotective and crazy Sissy.  We have taken Molly to the same groomer since we got her and I was having anxiety about leaving her with someone I didn't know for several hours.  Once we got to the grooming counter, I kissed her at least 50 times (told you I was crazy) before I handed her over.  As mom was dragging me out the door, she noticed a lady holding a tiny puppy.  An animal rescue group is there every weekend with dogs for adoption.   Mom held her and instantly fell in love.  I couldn't get over how tiny she was!  I don't think I have ever seen a dog that small.  I have been wanting a cuddle bug for a while now.  Molly stayed with me during the 3 months I was without a roommate to keep me company.  I have missed having someone greet me when I come home and to snuggle with at night.  After walking around with her for a while mom looked at me and said, "I think we are going to have to get her".  I didn't argue with her.  We signed the papers and brought her home.
   Now, Molly has always played well with other dogs but she wasn't too fond of her new sister.  She growled and barked and ran from her.  She basically ignored her all weekend.  I hated seeing Molly so unhappy.  Mama and I both said we felt like we had "cheated" on her.  I told her many times that I loved her more (I'm sure I will love them equally soon) and gave her the same attention I was giving the new baby.  I'm hoping Molly was only acting that way because she didn't like her new haircut.  Like I said, she was in desperate need of one, which translates to she was matted and had to be shaved.  And when I say they shaved her, they shaved her down so far I didn't even recognize her when the groomer brought her to me.  I wanted to cry.  I'm pretty sure she won't need a haircut for another 5 months.
   The poor baby hasn't had a name until today.  I have finally decided on "Sophie" (still no middle name).  I have been calling her squirt or baby.  The other day I sent mama an email and told her "I put the baby in the bathroom".  It's funny when you think about someone other than mama reading that email!  Mama wanted to name her "Lucy" or "Minnie".  I loved the name Minnie b/c she is so tiny and I would be sticking with "M" names. My first baby was "Maggie" and now we have "Molly".  I just felt she looked like a "Sophie".  Heck who knows, I'm such an indecisive person her name will probably be "Minnie" before the weekend is over.
  Well, here she is.  All 1.5lbs of her!

Don't let that tiny thing fool you.  She drug my bedroom shoe out of my closet and into my room all by herself last night. Mommy had to explain shoes were not chew toys.

I will post more pictures soon! I was trying to take some with my DSLR last night but she was too busy trying to play. 
See you sooner than later! Promise!
PS.  In case you are wondering, she is a Chihuahua/Pug mix.
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