Monday, April 30, 2012

Manic Monday: Random Questions

It's always fun to know more about the person behind the blog. I've written a fun post about Being Bloggy BFFs and the Who Am I page gives you even more details. I figured I'd jump on the bandwagon and answer a few random questions too.

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via {just thought I would be more random;)}
Here are the 19 Random Questions:

Where were you born? 
Midland, Texas

Were you named after anyone? 
Lani O'Grady for 8 is Enough

When was the last time you cried? 
I teared up the other day while reading a blog post, but for a good cry it was about a month ago, dur {that time}.

Do you have any children? 

If you were another person would you be friends with yourself? 
I think so, I hope so!

Do you own any pets? 
Nope, but my parents have 2 sweet Blue Heelers that I adore.

Do you use sarcasm

Would you bungee jump? 
I would agree to it and get strapped in, but someone would have to push me over...I think

What is your favorite cereal? 
Lucky Charms....I mean Raisin Bran

What is your eye color? 

Scary movies or happy endings? 
Happy endings

Do you have siblings? 
2 younger brothers and awesome sister in laws

Computer or TV? 

What is the 1st thing you notice about a person? 
Am I superficial if I say something physical?! Smile

What is your favorite smell? 

Where is the furthest you've been from home? 

Do you have any special talents? 
Wouldn't you like to know...I mean I don't think so 

Do you have any hobbies? 
Sewing, Shopping, Reading, being outside, hanging out with hubs and watching movies

Make up your own question.
Hummmmm...How old where you for your first kiss...I'm talking real kiss and do you remember who it was?

Wanna know something else? Just ask!
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Beauty Full Moments: Fancy Friday Link Up

It's that time of month, not that time! It's time for the LoveFeast Table Fancy Friday Link up!
Since Mother's Day is just around the corner I don't think they could have come up with a better topic.

A time with or memory of, your mom, where life was Beauty Full

I have so many amazing memories of my mom that it is hard to think of one thing to focus on for this post. She is an amazing women, she is smart, funny, creative, inspirational, loving, Godly and happy. 

I hope that one day I will be able to be as amazing of a mother as she has been and show my child the love that she has shown me and my brothers over our lifetime. 

Recently we spent the weekend together. It was filled with laughing of silly jokes that hubs told us, old stories and random tid bits. 

We stayed up late watching DVDs, well she did, I always fall asleep a few minutes in . 

We went and got Beauty Full with awesome Pedicures. We laughed some more, jokes about her toes looking like Easter Eggs, and her color choice being on the fine line of an "Old Lady" color. 

We went to the movies and saw a chick flick and giggled when women in the audience hooted and hollered for a grown up shirtless Zac Efron.  Some girls are too silly. 

We shopped for a dress for her, one that said, " Hey! I'm the mother of the groom" but again didn't look like an old lady dress.  {we found the perfect dress at the 2nd store}

The trend that I see when I spend time with my mom, laughter. We laugh a lot, we enjoy each others company. Not say we don't have our moments, but the good always out numbers the bad. She is a Beauty Full women inside and out. 

Tell me about a moment you had with your mother that was Beauty Full.

Fancy Friday
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Friday Letters

Dear Tax Office,
Interesting, very interesting. Now that we have lived in the house for a year and worn all the new off of it you think its worth MORE money. Show me someone willing to pay that and I'll consider the tax increase.

Dear Boss Man,
I'm seriously nervous about this interview today. Just being honest.

Dear Judy, 
Thanks for the pointers, you rock!

Dear Hubs,
Have I told you how much I enjoy our pizza date nights? It was great to sit outside, drink root beer and catch up on the day with you. 

Dear Target,
How are you so magical? Why can't I resist you?

Dear Little Black Dress(es),

Yes, I bought two of you this past weekend. I have to admit, I look hot with you on. Can't wait to wear you out on the town, Vegas perhaps!

Dear May,
Lots of busy going on. I'm getting ready. 

Dear Friends,
Thank you for stepping up to guest post for me while I'm at my brothers wedding. 

Dear Mom,
Pedicures rocked, The hot pink I am sporting is amazing. Movie date and a little Zack Efron, even better:) So glad you came for the weekend. 

Dear School,
Thanks for giving hubs a month break!

Dear Houston, Astros and James Conney Island,
I can't wait to see you next Friday!!!
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

thankful thursday

I'm happy, there I said it! This week has been awesome I have so much to be thankful for.

 Yummy dinner date of awesome Mexican food at Chuy's with the Hubs!

 Pedicures! Hubs totally treated mom and I to a day out on the town, complete with Pedicures and a Chick Flick.

My new girls! We had so much fun running and Shape Diva Dash last weekend. It was too fun to be part of their team. I see many more events in our future.

Linking up with:

Thankful Thursdays Buttona punk, a pumpkin and a peanut

The Fontenot FourElf House Chronicles

ButtonThursday Link-Up
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

1LW: Postive

It's be an amazing week...I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. 


Most of you would read that and wonder why I wouldn't just be happy that things are going good. I am happy that things are going good, and I know that having that good outlook is what keeps them level. The other thing I know is that when things are good, when we get comfortable with that Satan takes hits at our well being. I know that there are challenges on the horizon, I know that there will be things to trip me up in the future. 

Business is good great. 
Family is amazing. 
Husband, well I couldn't ask for better. 
Work is full of opportunity. 
Walk is thriving, I'm growing daily. 

So when the other shoe falls, I'm going to come back and read this post. I'm going to remember that God is in control and He will guide and protect me. Know that Satan attacks when we are doing good, walking in the Light and know that I can come through anything....Because 

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)

and He says...

Come to Me, all you who are weary and weighed down with heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in spirit. Indeed, you will surely find rest in Me! My yoke is easy, and My burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)

With all of that on my side I can't help but enjoy the good and keep being positive. Continue to smile, say nice things, not gossip and not judge, anyone. 

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

We Met.. We Wed.. We Lived

Amoungst the millions of adorable pins of currently have on Pinterest is this precious We Met, We Wed, We lived art. Too cute, right? I kept thinking I have to have make this.

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Now my sweet soon to be sister in law had this pinned on one of her boards. Pick out places that are special to you and make adorable wall art. Afer seeing this on her board I knew I had to make something similar with her in mind.

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Everyone loves a project that uses Mod Podge! Remember the old book I had so much trouble ripping up for this project? Well here it is back for a second round. I picked up a peice on compressed wood from Joann's. You can use a scrap plywood or what ever is laying around. I wanted mine to be light weight so the $4 was worth it.

I torn our the pages I would need and layed it out to make sure I had enought to cover the entire piece and see how they would all need to be layed out.

I started in one corner and generously brushed on the Mod Podge. Laying down one page at a time.

After all of the pages where down I allowed the Mod Podge to dry. I made sure that there aren't any page corners sticking up so that the next step goes smoothly.

Everytime I make a trip to Lowes I rummage through the clearance paints. A few weeks ago I picked up a few neutral colors in the sample size for $1 each! This is the first time I have used them.

I lightly painted on a thin coat of paint over the pages to give the background a textured feeling.

While the paint is drying I got out my craft Atlas, who's sole purpose is to be cut up for craft projects. I found the cities that my brother and soon to be SIL met in, will get married in, and will live. I use a simple heart template to trace the cities.

Now that the paint is completely dry I applied a small amount of the Mod Podge to the back of the hearts and sest them in place amoungst the page.

 Using a permenate marker I labeled each of the hearts.

Give the marker a minute or two to really set, then apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over the entire surface and let dry completely.

I plan of finding a cute decorative  frame to place the piece in and will paint it white so that the maps have som contrast. Can wait to show this to my SIL!

Linking up with:

Creations by Kara
How to Nest for Less


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