Saturday, September 12, 2009

I'm connected!

So I am typing this post from my couch in my new apartment. I finally am connected to the outside world. I'm so excited to read what has been going on in y'alls lives!
My apartment is a major fixer upper, we're talking about 1970's' wooden cabinets and linoleum floor, I didn't want to put a lot of money into fixing it up, so mainly I am just painting. It will do for now, I will try to post pictures once it's completed.
T and I are still going strong, he is so wonderful, as is his family. His mother has accepted me as one of her own children, which is great because I am now two hours from my own.
Well, I am going to go catch up on some blogs!
Have a great Saturday!

Friday, September 4, 2009

I'm still around!

I have been off the radar for a long time now. Here is a quick update...
I finally got a job. I am teaching Kindergarten in a community about 3 hours from my hometown. By getting this job I have also had to move. I'm currently working on my apartment (it is a big fixer upper) and I will post pics soon. I just signed up for cable and interent so I am finally going to be connected to blog world again!

Hope y'all are doing well! I can't wait to catch up on your blogs!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

So I realize that I have been slacking on here as of really slacking, okay I suck. I have been super busy teaching my UB kids, up until last Thursday. So once again I am unemployed. I am still on the search for a job, but so far no luck.
Between my lack of posting I have in fact met someone. He is so wonderful. He is 26, and every bit as country as one can get. I love it! He is so wonderful with Nach...I really feel lucky to have him in my life. The only down side is that he lives 2 hours away. He is wanting me to apply for teaching positions up there, but I just don't know. (Though I am seriously considering it, what could happen?!?!?!)

The three of us are going camping this weekend. I'm really excited! Well I better go pack!

Friday, June 26, 2009


I promise y'all I'm still here. I have been super busy with job hunting and teaching UB. I promise for a real update soon. I have yet to find a job. :( But I'm just trying to stay positive. I know that God has a plan for me, so I'm trying not to worry.
I have been so busy that I haven't even read any of my blog buddies. I hope everyone is doing alright. I will post a real update soon. So sad about MJ, FF, and EM.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Screening Interview

Tomorrow I have a screening interview with a school system. I am soo nervous! I'm terrified I'll freeze up and not answer questions the way they want them answered. I really would love this job...there are two possible openings. I can't even figure out what I am going to wear either (I am stressing out)! I am thinking about this little combo...

I've had the skirt for awhile now and I have yet to wear it and I thought that it might be alright for tomorrow's interview. What do y'all think? Oh and of course I'll keep the jewelry simple with my pearl earrings and Pandora bracelet.

I got a call yesterday from a school system in WV they are going to post more openings Thursday and they want me to fax in their bid sheets. I really want the job I am interviewing for tomorrow, if I had my choice (there is about a $4,000 difference in pay, between the two).
I also have orientation tomorrow at 8 a.m. for my "month" long English teaching job with Upward Bound. I am really nervous because I will be teaching high school kids, which I have never done. I am so used to the little ones I don't know what I am going to do.
I better go figure out what I am going to wear for that interview.
Let's hope I get past this interview and sail on through to get the job. Please keep your fingers crossed for me!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Job Hunting

There is not a high demand for elementary teachers in this area. Which isn't a good thing for me. I have been filling out application after application. Yesterday I dropped off some at a couple school boards in the area. One told me that they would put me on the list for a screening interview! :)
I've also mailed out some applications. I called today to resubmit my app for some newly posted positions and they said all they needed was a copy for my certificate. I asked if I should mail it to the same place I did my applications and they said I could fax it in (which I took as a good sign!).
My plan is to begin working on my masters and get a few years of teaching under my belt, before packing up and heading south! So I am more than ready to get this show on the road!
Hopefully I will hear something soon! Any of y'all have advice for finding a job right out of college?
Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Y'all go check out The Gifting Gumshoe! She is hosting a lovely giveaway right now, how cute are these mugs???

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

We've had a pretty fun weekend. Nathan and I tagged along with Mom on Friday and Saturday to a wedding that my brother was in. Nathan had an amazing time, he got to dance with the bride and caught the prize (i.e. the garter). =)
Yesterday and today have been lazy days. Today NACH, dad, and I went fishing! We actually did pretty good, though I haven't tried to take a fish off the hook...I'm to darn scared!

Here are some pics from the weekend. The towns where the wedding and reception were just too cute! I've got to go back and take some more shots!

A covered bridge! Y'all don't even know how excited I was for this! (Small things in life I guess.) ;)

Church where the wedding was, along with Mom and NACH

NACH sporting that deer caught in the headlights look! =)

Friday night while everyone else was at the rehearsal dinner NACH and I drove out to the lake! (He looks like he has a black eye, due to his allergies poor thing!)

Right before he got in trouble for having that dirty hand near his mouth, I know he is all boy.

I have been watching John and Kate plus 8 throughout the weekend. I can't wait for the season premier! What do y'all think, is all this cheating business really just publicity?? Kate always seemed so bossy so who knows...

Memorial Day

Today we salute those who sacrifice their lives for our country and our freedom.
Thank you!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Nautical by Nature is hosting a lovely Angela Moore giveaway just in time for summer! As much as I hope y'all don't go sign up, I can't blame ya if ya do. These bracelets are just too cute to pass up!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Oh yea..

I forgot to share with y'all, Meagan over at The Life of Me gave me an award! I am so excited if y'all haven't checked out her blog you totally should!

*Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link. Pass the award to 5 other blogs that you've newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they've been chosen for this award

My recent finds and new loves:

Not Just A Pretty Face
Quite Contrary
A Love Worth Waiting For........
Sparkle Sparkle!
A Glimpse of the Girl Next Door

Just when I thought I couldn't love Paula any more I read this book (in a day and a half, really I couldn't set it down)! This book is so wonderful, it really gives us an insight into Paula's life and how far she has traveled. If y'all haven't picked up then I recommend you do so! She really is an inspiration!

Almost There!

Well graduation is Saturday and I can not wait. Leading up to graduation there are a few events leading up to the big day. Tuesday night the education department hosted an "Apple Pinning" ceremony for the education majors.

Here are some picture from the ceremony. The majority of these people have been a part of my daily life for the past couple of years (their are only 11 education majors this semester) and needless to say I am going to miss these people when we go our separate ways.

*FYI I've been under the weather for a couple of days now, so I look pretty rough! ;)

Oh and did anyone else shed tears over Grey's this evening? I lost it. Plus I have the biggest crush on Jeffery Dean Morgan so anytime he makes an appearance I consider it a good episode!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Lauren Nicole Gifts

The lovely Lauren Nicole Gifts is hosting a lovely giveaway! The lucky winner will when this Lilly P. "Loose Lilly" bag. While at her site check out all of monogrammed gifts they are just too cute! Now I hope that y'all won't enter her giveaway so I'll have a better shot at winning. I am terribly afraid though that you will, cause I know that a chance at this lovely bag just sounds too tempting! ;)
Hope y'all have a lovely Derby Weekend!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spring So Far

It is hotter than I don't know what here. We're talking 92 April!
Well, here are some pictures that I have been meaning to update for awhile.



Graduation is just around the corner and I could not be more excited. The only thing I am really stressing over is finding a job. There are very few openings in this area for elementary teachers, but I will keep praying. I want to teach in this area for a couple of years, then move south. Oh well I suppose I need to concentrate on the present right now!
Well I am going to go attempt to cool off!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day Y'all!

I promise y'all I'm still here! Last week was Spring Break, but it sure didn't feel like it. I almost needed a break after my break lol.
So does anyone else love when google gets decked out for a special occasion? I absolutely love it! So if you haven't googled today here is a glimpse of their Earth Day decor!
As graduation rounds the corner I have been staying extremely busy trying to get job apps together. I am so scared that I will not find a job teaching around here. (I eventually plan on moving further south to teach, but I really want to stay in the area for the next year or so to teach.)
I have so many pictures to post from Easter and I will get to it eventually, I promise! =) Well as soon as I find my camera cord, like I said hectic week!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Southern Belles

Has anyone seen the previews for this?? I was just flipping through channels and saw a preview. It is a new show that premiers May 21st. I think it looks pretty good, especially because it takes place here in the grand ole' state of Kentucky! =)
In other news today has been so nice. N and I colored eggs and watched "Horton Hears a Who!" (Pictures to come, hopefully! ; ) )
Well I hope y'all have a lovely Easter!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Spring Break

I am officially on Spring Break! (yay) I passed my final observation/interview for student teaching which means your truly will be graduating in less than a month!

What I hope to accomplish over break:
  • Spend quality time with N.
  • Clean (like a mad woman)
  • Tanning bed
  • Sleep
  • Celebrate my birthday on Wed.
  • Physical Therapy
  • Go car shopping
Well wish me luck y'all! =)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Final Evaluation

Tomorrow is my final student teaching evaluation. I am so ready for the stress to be over! I am mostly worried about my interview.
In other news I am finally going to physical therapy for my knee on Wednesday. Which brings me to a question that has been bugging me, what does one wear to P.T.?
Also head on over to the lovely Sweet Tea Diaries and wish her a Happy Birthday. She is hosting lovely giveaways in honor of her birth! Here is one of the lovely items you could win!

Well I better get back to brushing up on my interview skills...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Still Here

I'm still alive, busy, but alive. I have been working my tail off trying to get everything together for my last student teaching evaluation on Tuesday. I am still working on my notebook, luckily old episodes of Dawson's Creek are keeping me company.
Also I received my lovely gift from The Sweet Tea Diaries during my hiatus. Unfortunately my camera was MIA so I didn't get to get a picture of the lovely wrapping. I love my new cup cake carrier, thank you cards, and Easter sprinkles. Everyone should head over to her blog and check it out!
Well back to school work!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Busy Little Bee

I have been super busy lately. This past week and this next week and a half was/is my solo week for student teaching.
I am so happy that my Monday night television lineup is back. I was having major withdraws. I am wondering what is up with this... This was a shot from today shoot of G.G. Is anyone else as curious as I am to find out what this is all about?
I am also excited One Tree Hill is back. I have cried for almost the entire episode. (No suprise considering I am a big crier, but oh well.)

Oh yes, I went ahead and pre-ordered this... I cannot wait to get my Rob Pattinson fix! ;)

Well off to get my lessons ready for tomorrow!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Giveaway Madness

There are so many great giveaways going on in blog world! Y'all have to check them out!

Misadventures of a Newlywed is giving away these lovely totes! You must go check out her adorable blog!
Another great giveaway is being hosted by The Gifting Gumshoe. How adorable are these note cards? Be sure to take a look around at her blog while entering the giveaway!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Shop Til' You Drop

I had a great day shopping. I got a lot of cute things that of course I needed. ;) When went to the Keeneland sale and I found some amazing purchases that I couldn't live without.

Vineyard Vines Turtle Mini Tote!I love my large VV tote, but I had really been wanting something smaller.
If the mini isn't small enough then I can use this...
the V.V. wristlet.
I also got this Menemsha Halter Dress. (I can't wait til it warms up to wear it!)
Cape Cod Capri's (in light blue)
I also got a V.V. belt and a Sconset button up.

I also got some other great deals throughout the day, but those were the best by far!
Well I'm pooped!

Friday, March 6, 2009


Look at this adorable bag! Hurry and head over to Horse, Hound, and Home's blog and enter! Check take a look around at her cute blog too! :)

I missed out on Weight Watchers Wednesday this week, but I did loose .8lbs making my total loss thus far 10.8. I love hitting the double digits!
Tomorrow we are heading up to the Keeneland Seasonal Sale. I am long overdue a shopping day.
Well back to work on lesson plans.
Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I won!

Guess what y'all...I won my first giveaway. Well kinda...the lovely Sweet Tea Diaries hosted a giveaway that I posted about the other day. I didn't win the giveaway I posted, but Sweet Tea Diaries is such a sweet heart that she included other winners in her drawings.
Take a look at what I won...

I am so excited! :)

Have a good night! WWW tomorrow!


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sickly weekend

I have been sick the entire weekend and have spent most of my time in bed. Luckily I have had The Tudors second season to keep me company, along with my U.K. Tervis tumbler filled with sweet tea, and a stack of papers to grade. I am really excited for the third season of The Tudors, I love British history and Johnathan Rhys Meyers so its a wonderful combination. ;) Speaking of television is anyone else a fan of Secret Diary of a Call Girl?
In other news, I ended up acing my second observation, but almost lost my voice in the process. :( Hopefully I will feel well enough to do a proper update soon.

Hope y'all had a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fabulous Award!

I would just like to say thanks to the sweet Simple Pleasures for giving me a Fabulous blog award! Her blog is great and she is planning a wedding, so you should really go check out her blog!

I have some blogs that I think deserve this great award too!
Living in Dallas and Loving it
A Glimpse of the Girl Next Door

I would add more, but I really really need to get to work on my lesson! I promise I'll give out more awards cause there are soo many fabulous bloggers out there! :)

What I wouldn't give....

for some Maurice's BBQ! I love Little Joe's yummy! :)

Maybe that's not the best way to lead into a Weight Watcher Wednesday post! ;)
I went to weigh in on Monday. I was so happy I lost 2 lbs. of course I would have loved to have lost more...but I will certainly take 2! This makes my total 9.8! I still have many lbs. to go, but I am satisfied with my progress and hope to keep it up!
Oh that Coconut Shrimp recipe that I posted last week, well I made it Monday night and lets just say that I would NOT recommend it!
Weight Watchers Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
Makes 12 Servings @ 3 points per serving

Servings: 12-24

2 lb bag of Frozen Hash Brown Potatoes
8oz container of Fat Free sour cream
8 Tbsp of I can't believe it's not butter, melted
8 oz bag of Kraft 2% finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup dehydrated onion flakes
10 oz can of 98% Fat Free cream of chicken soup

Mix all ingredients together and pour into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 1 hour @ 375 degrees.


If anyone has tried this recipe let me know! I am going to try this one for sure. I have a feeling I will have better success with this one!

I really wanted to discuss the Academy Awards (one of my favorite nights of the year) with y'all, but I'm busy multitasking watching LOST (crazy episode), getting my thing together for my second student teaching observation, and dreaming of barbecue! Maybe after I get through tomorrow.

I will say that I gasped when I saw SJP's dress, I thought it was gorgeous!