Wednesday, December 7, 2011

First Thanksgiving, couple of Christmas pics, & a little more random stuff

Our first Thanksgiving together!
With a few Christmas pictures (my tree and Ollie) to follow!

Ran across this pic on my phone from the day we started dating! Our very first picture together!

Yummy cupcake from Gigi's!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tea Cake Cookies!

Tea Cake Cookies

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream sugar and shortening together. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and add first mixture. Roll out dough and cut into desired shapes. Bake 8-10 minutes.

To decorate:

1.) You can add colored sugar to these cookies before baking.
2.) You can ice them and decorate with sprinkles! (Cutest turn out this way!)


Monday, October 17, 2011

Make your own Christmas ornament!

Okay, so I have a Pinterest now....ADDICTING!! I will always be linking my stuff to this blog.

Here is a cute Christmas ornament idea....
and it is so easy to make!

I got all of my supplies at Hobby Lobby for pretty cheap!

What you need:
- Clear glass ornaments
- Scrapbook sticker letters of your choice
- Shreaded grass (I used to paper kind, not the shiny kind)
- Ribbon

I put the letter on the ornament first, then put the grass could do it either way. Just make sure the letter sticks good without any bubbles. As far as the ribbon goes, you can put as little or as much as you'd like. I went simple with the first ones I made, but I've seen others that have about 3 different kinds tied to it. It's just up to you! Also, when stuffing my grass, I used a little stick (looked about like a chopstick). I think it came with a bag of cotton stuffing we bought to make pillows. You just need something to help get it down in the very bottom.

Super easy & cute...and the possibilies are endless.

Makes great gifts for friends too!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Spacing Issues

Okay, so my post below won't do's all spaced in random spots. I've tried several times to fix it, but it won't stop spacing! So please ignore the randm blank spots!! I'll try and work on it again later. :)

Havin a good ole time....

Well, I had originally planned to blog pretty often for my Senior year....but as you can see, that didn't work to well for me.

Here's what has been going on lately!

These next several pictures are of me and my boyfriend Michael. We started dating September 18! :)

We are actually library aides together at school and that's how we even started talking. He's super sweet and I love having him around!

Here are a couple of pics from pep rallies...

I got voted "Best Dressed" out of my Senior Class for Senior Who's Who!

Here is a pic with the guy I got voted with!

Below are some pictures from my LAST HOMECOMING WEEK!!!!

Monday - Senior Dress Up Day! I was "Lil Miss Red" (Little Red Riding Hood)

Me and Michael! He dressed up as Fez. :)Alice in WonderlandCowboy vs. Indian Day1Me and Michael!This pic was on Nerd Day...wasn't feeling nerdy...Last Black and Gold Day!

I'm still enjoying Senior year!! It is going by so fast though. Having fun & making memories forsure!

Happy Sunday! :)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Busy Being A SENIOR!

I'm in love with Senior year! It is by far the best!

Time is flying by already though. Can't believe we're already out for Labor Day1! (Tomorrow!)

Below are some pics of what I've been up too lately...

^This is the back of our letter shirts. Some of us Senior girls spell out "Seniors 2012" at the pep rallys and plan on spelling it out at some games as well. I am the first S!

^We all met up at Maggie's house to make our Senior crowns for the first pep rally!
^First pep rally of the season! 08/26/11
^For the second pep rally, we made bandanas!!

^Second pep rally! 09/02/11. Also, Playing for Preemies pep rally!

Our Tigers haven't pulled out a win for us yet...we've actually got killed both weeks...but going to the games is still fun! :)

At least Bama had a great win for us yesterday!!! Roll Tide!

^In the midst of all that, my sister graudated from college last Saturday!! Congrats to her! We even celebrated at Red favorite!!!

Everything is going great for me as a Senior so far. I am really enjoying it!

Have a great Labor day!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Last First Day

Yesterday, August 15, was my last first day of high school!!! I have to say there is just something different about going back to school when you're a Senior. It still feels kinda unreal right now...but I'm loving every second of it! I also got my schedule just the way I want it. Yesterday in 5th, I got called to change it. (Thank goodness!) I now have late arrival AND still have my early release! Yay! I had the best first day ever!!!

This morning I woke up with vertigo. It was awful. I have never had it before, but my dad thankfully we had medicine for it. Being so dizzy and sick to your stomach like that is crazy. It makes you feel just plain awful. Thankfully the medicine kicked in fast, and I was able to go to school. I was just super tired all day from the medicine. I think you're also supposed to sleep the vertigo off...but I didn't want to miss the 2nd day of school! I came home this afternoon and slept hard for quite a while.

Ready to see what tomorrow brings!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Back to routine

Had another lazy day today...but it was great! We grilled out this afternoon...grilled chicken and ribs. My favorite!

Gotta get in bed pretty early tonight. Tomorrow starts my week of getting up super early until next Saturday. It's pretty much official...summmer's over. Back to routine starting now!

Ready for a great day at church tomorrow. Gotta get an afternoon nap in forsure! :)

Hope you've had a fantastic weekend!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Moving on...

Well, the time has come and just about everybody is starting to move off to college. It's crazy that even some of my friends are about to move off. What's even crazier is that I know it could be me next year. Not sure how things are going to work out for me with moving off to college, but you never know. Kinda weird to think about!!

I had a wonderful Friday spent at home! Had a lazy day but also got a few things dones. Got my Jeep washed and all cleaned up!! Yay!

Have a great weekend! :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

And so it begins....

First of all...let me say I had another shopping trip today. Found tons of cute stuff on sale...that I can wear to school! Yay! :)

Also got some more school supplies today. Office depot had some great stuff on sale. As in $4.00 pens for $1.00! Yes, a dollar! I love good deals like that. They had yellow sale signs everywhere!! We went to get some pencils that I love and can only find there...but we came out with more than just pencils. Haha :)

^Those are my absolute favorite pencils! Got 2 packs...should last for a while!

I am so excited about Senior year. I got my schedule tonight (NOTE: LAST HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE!!!), and it isn't too bad at all!! I pretty much have 3 free classes (as in I will be a teacher's aide most likely). It looks like I have early release as of right now. Some things might change. Not 100% sure at the moment. But, so far, I can't complain. I think I have finally learned that you can't worry about stuff like this in high school. You just gotta go with the flow on stuff like schedules...and be PATIENT. Haha. I seem to have several classes with lots of that's another plus. Can't wait to see what all this year has in store.

So, I'd say it has begun...all the lasts are headed my!!

Yay for Seniors 2012!! :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back to Organization

Time to get everything back in order and ready for school.

Just a few things on my to do list:
1.) Get my closet cleaned up and cleaned out.
2.) Get my desk nice and neat.
3.) Get all of my school supplies ready for the first day.
4.) Put all boxes, user guides, etc from my laptop and laptop accesories in a safe place.
5.) Put all of my new summer pictures either in frames or on my memo boards...or in a photo album.

I have definitely let my room stay not so organized this summer...but it's time to get back to organization. So that's what I'm going to start working on this afternoon.

Happy Wednesday! :)

P.S. - Finally got my summer reading book today...wish me luck! Ha!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Day of Shopping!

I had one of my last few shopping days of the summer today!! Mall, Bridge Street, and Red Robin for lunch!! :) Got a few things I've been looking for. I have had trouble finding dress code appropriate clothes for school this year though. Now don't get me wrong, I don't go around showing everything I have. Promise! But, all the summer clothes either seem to be

1.) One shoulder - super cute.
2.)Strapless - comfortable and cool for the summer.
3.) Not 3 fingers wide (talking about tank tops)
4.) Too short - for a girl with long legs like me everything looks shorter than it really is.
5.) Racer back

Everything seems to violate the dress code one way or another. :/ But, I have found several things I can make work for these really hot I am thankful for that!

Below are some of the things I wish that we could wear to school....

See...nothing bad!! Just cute summer clothes. But, unfortunately all of those things are not in the dress code. It is what it is. Haha is my drape picture!! Nothing says SENIOR more than the traditional drape pic! Ha. (A little blurry and distorted on here...but not in person.)