The Word

The Word

Lila Kate

Lila Kate
one week old

Friday, January 31, 2014

Favorite FOODS Friday

Since I have been Locked up and not doing well on eating CLEAN or BETTER
Here are my TOP 5 FOODS:

  2. CORN NUGGETS (its the creamy center that I just cant get over) Actually I love any kind of corn.
  3. ICE Cream with French Fries! Total Mean - hot/cold and sweet/salty at its finest
  4. Chocolate milk and Salt and vinegar (use to eat this every morning going to high school) My Best Friend would pick me up (since I didnt have a car) and we would stop at the store for breakfast!
  5.  Absolutely my favorite is SeaFood!  Crab Claws, Shrimp, Snow Crab Legs and Crawfish w/corn :)

Crawfish, Shrimp, Snow Crab Legs, Corn on the Cob, Potato | YelpRecipes I Use: Corn Nuggets

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Happy First Birthday

This weekend was Jody's first weekend to work #busyAuditTaxSeason so therefore all the plans we made proir to this he had to miss! My best friend since high schools ill man turns 1 this month and his party was Sat. So I recruited mom to go with and I always feel the need to take a kid with me when I go to kids bday party! I don't know why I just like borrowing kids to go and Addie is easy to handle when she Is w/me! We stopped in mobile for lunch and shared a pizza and proceeded to the party! 

His gifts were lots of his favorite snacks (he would have opened every container if we would have let him. Got lots of Thomas the Train toys and learning devices! 

He Absolutely loved his cake and my mom made his onesie and matching Bib! 

First birthday Nolan Drake

Friday, January 24, 2014

Favorite Things Friday

Cheap Custom Cute Items:

      Monogram Return Address Stamp

1. LOVE Address Stamps   

This website has tons of cute Ideas and for a low price.
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                 2. Other Cute Items are found @ 


Paxton Cove3. Personalized Note Cards

Lately I have received numerous personlized note cards wishing me well, thoughts and prayers that I continue on this timeless, baby making Journey. I love reading the sweet kind thoughts and messsages my FRIENDS have sent me. Even to get a few emails/text just saying I am praying for you and thinking of you means the world. So my favorite place to order note cards.
Amy Adele
I order from here for my Nieces and wedding gifts!

4. H&M  Lots of Christmas stuff on sale (yes I purchase Christmas Items in JAN)

Just go check it out


 5. Etsy yes we all love it I am not positive where this came from but I know it was etsy! 
I will have one of these made! The power of a mom who sews, monograms and does appliqu├ęs! Jackpot!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

My 30s are not what I imaged

I was reading this article and thought it was so ap·pro·pri·ate I would share.
Happy and I know it

In my 30s

13 Things That Are Totally Going to Change You in Your 30s
1) You will figure out who YOU really are and why you have gone through so much. You will reflect on your life and find it easier to claim your own path outside of the wishes of your parents, counselors or coaches. You will realize the difference between a mistake, a whim and a calling.
3) You will find great satisfaction and great frustration with all of the people that you are going to be taking care of (e.g., spouse, children, parents, siblings, friends). You will face many situations that throw you, but you learn how to adjust to life's changes and those that need you. This will transform you, your time and your relationships.
4) You will feel real, in-your-face, make-you-cry stress about finances, love, career and family. You will start to understand what your parents were talking about all of those years. The good news is that this is the kind of necessary stress that life is made of -- and where you find out what you are made of.
6) You will feel more meaning in your life and begin to see love, career and family as part of your purpose -- instead of part of your obligation. You will realize that with great love, also comes great pain, and you learn that it is worth it. On purpose.
8) You will see the world differently and embrace things that you would have run away from in your 20s. You will feel a higher sense of well-being, creativity and self-awareness as your experiences widen. I'm talking about values, experiences, goals and opinions that will (*gasp*) change. You will be very surprised by you.
9) You will realize that gathering mass amounts of friends is not as important as paying attention to those who are in your life for a reason, and those who should not be in your life at all. Your fringe friendships will fade, your closest relationships will deepen and some wonderfully surprising people will on-the-floor amaze you.
10) You will have life-changing "a-ha moments" that drastically change the direction of your life for the better. The underrated gift of wisdom comes with age, and you will be thrilled by it.
11) You will not feel as young and carefree as you did in your 20s, but you will learn to love feeling more grounded. As sad as it is to let go of the good ol' days, you will appreciate being at the Adult Table. The food just tastes better. And you know how to order off of the menu.
12) You will figure out how to align who you truly are on the inside with what you are doing on the outside. You will figure out how to start accepting your limitations and your talents. You move toward making peace with the human experience and focus in on why you are truly here.
13) You will accept your previous struggles as life lessons and gain a greater sense of life purpose. Amen. It's part of the beautiful game of life. Now play ball.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Favorite things Friday!!

❤️Websites I love and find Encouraging!!

❤️ if you look closely you will see a red dot- Laser to tell me I am straight in garage and perfectly centered! Happy and OCD!! 
❤️Absolutely love my pB bedding and kitty's! FYI PB runs great specials on duvets, baskets, curtains and baby stuff too!

Devotion is a must! And sure does touch my heart everyday! Sometimes it's more of a reality check but a sense of peace! 

Choosing words wisely

I am a positive person for the most part! I have had a few weak moments and many things haven't gone my/our way but that's LiFe! 

I am learning over the past few years that you have to develop your game face and use it EVERYDAY.  When you are mad on the inside….they have to see you smile.  When you are crying and falling apart….fall apart behind closed doors and come out with your makeup fixed and ready to take on your day.  NEVER let them see you sweat it….ALWAYS appear to have it all together and fake it if you have to. 

Thankful that God knows my flaws and faults and still has amazing things ahead for me. ~blessed

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Out with the old and in with whatever happens...

So I haven't blogged in a while so here is the latest! 
I didn't get promoted, I don't have another career to go to at this time. But I am just living to love and pray not to plan. Every plan I made has not happened bit once it's God's Design it does! We just need to sync up!

King cake Queen! 1st piece I got the baby! Hope this isn't the only baby I have this year...
Yes I did and are a piece for Meg too (#cleanEater #babySugar) 
A Super sweet friend purchased this and delivered to my office! 

I have made myself a promise to lose weight with hopes that it helps other things in my life. I wish I could cut carbs and sugars out but I would end up in a Coma! The only way I have ever lost weight is to run! Running/ walking schedule starts this weekend! 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Twenty Fourteen

This year will consist of

31 days of prayer
31 pounds to lose
31 blog post this year 
31 mins a day of exercise or more!
31 things I am grateful for
31 new songs for iPad
31 party or catalog order!!
31 projects (scrapbooking, DIY, home improvements, plants flowers)
31 new recipes this year (try)
31 so called friends deleted from Facebook (cleaning it up) 

Yes I am now Thirty-One! Jody will be 31 come Dec!

Never to Old for presents and cake!! Birthday festivities consist of 
Lunch with BFF Meg @ Sake, mom & Alana + kiddos came by with a balloon My little pony card and Randoldo braclet!! 
Yes this is Dairy Queen Cake!!

Thorntons and Ishee's at Donanelles

Friday, January 3, 2014

Nashville Equals Road Trip "no we don't have a plan"

NYE Dress and dazzle!

Ole Miss Shows out in Nashville @ Music City Bowl ! And so do we!

 ✔️.38 Special Live in concert 1970 group 
✔️ate at only local hot spots: Jack Daniels Saloon, The Perch, Tootsies, Local Taco, the Old Spaghetti Factory
✔️Toured the Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
✔️looked at Christmas decorations at Gaylord Opryland Hotel 
✔️visited XM Radio
✔️Starbucks everyday! 
✔️battle of bands, pep ralley and MCB Ole Miss vs G. Tech