Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ways to Charm a Lady

I found this on a random website I came across today. I don't have the site, but I know it came from Southern Living Magazine (which is pretty darn awesome, if I do say so myself!).

I think it fits Justin to a 'T'! I'm such a lucky girl :)

1. Stand Up For A Lady. Actually this doesn't just involve chairs.

Although this is not necessary for yours truly, it's a sincere gesture that is appreciated.
2. Know That The SEC Has The Best Football Teams In The Nation.
Again, NSM for me, but love for the Dawgs is never a bad thing :)
3. Kill Bugs
Hubbs did this last night---"Sic it, Skie!" He sent the dog and subsequently the cat on a spider chase.
4. Hold Doors Open
5. Fix Things or Build Stuff
My man is awesome with this stuff!
6. Wear Boots Occasionally. Not the fancy, I-paid-$1,000-for these kind. We're talking about slightly mud-crusted, I-could-have-just-come-in-from-the-field boots.
This is an everyday occurence for Justin--fresh out of the cotton fields.
7. Take Off Your Hat Inside
Let's just say we're still working on this one.

8. Grill Stuff
I married a Grill Master. (Yes, capital letters are necessary) When people are suprised or rave about his grilling skills, he asks them with a smarty-pants quip, "What's my last name?' It's Cook and he lives up to it!
9. Call Us. If you want to ask us out, don't text and don't email. Pick up the phone and use your voice.
When I'm at work, a text is fine. When we were dating, I would love to get "just because" phone calls, though!
10. Stand When We Come Back To The Dinner Table
Not really a big deal for me :)
11. Pull Out Our Chairs
Just not when we're about to sit in them! I have a prankster hubbs!
12. Pay The Tab On The First Few Dates
Our money is just that-ours. But hubbs still likes to be the one to whip out the debit card and take care of the tab.
13. Don't Show Up In A Wrinkled, Untucked Shirt
He can de-wrinkle a shirt in five minutes flat---with a damp towel and the dryer!
14. Never Get In Bar Fights
We don't frequent too many bars, so I don't think this one is ever going to be a problem.
15. Know How To Mix Our Favorite Cocktail Just The Way We Like It
Justin can whip up a mean cocktail!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Reason #579...

...why I can't wait to have kids:
This would just have to be one of the perks!!!

You can get yours at Hot Chocolate Caramel Mocha.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Yard Free

Last weekend, my sister-in-law told me about a "yard free," essentially where an older couple was cleaning out their house and having a giant giveaway.

I scooted on over and boy did I snag some fun stuff! It all was pretty old stuff--probably over 500 8-track tapes, but the price was right-FREE! I snuck away with an original Nintendo NES AND a Super Mario game and this too:
HA! It's a vintage hair dryer that looks like a gun...I know, I know...it's kinda morbit, but it's gonna be a great conversation piece in Lori's shop!

I got this shelf that works great for extra space in our bathroom closet. Until then, I had a gaping unused spacee from the floor to about four and a half feet up because the closet is too narrow for a hamper.
I also got this old raggedy footstool. I got it in hopes that my Hubbs would quit putting his big ol' boots feet on the coffee table.

I grabbed up some batting, fabric and some paint from Walmart and went at it with the staple gun and got this:

WOOT! WOOT! I love how it turned out...maybe I'll take on my couches next.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Fun on the 4th!

Man! I have been getting lazy with my picture takin' skills! Luckily, I have wonderful family who doesn't mind if I blatantly steal borrow and accredit properly their pics.

We had a small-ish gathering on Saturday to celebrate our Nation's birthday. It was really quiet without my in-laws and nephews and niece there. They were enjoying the fun in the sun at St. George Island for the weekend.

What a fun time to spend basking in the 100 150 degree weather on a Saturday afternoon in South Georgia. (Notice the $0.89 tiki umbrellas --NOT a typo--my sister and I scored with a ton of coupons from Rite Aid!!!)

Justin, my sister's boyfriend, and Lori's fiance Jeremy all brought out their big boy toys and had a skeet shoot. (***Side note: Zack, aformentioned sister's boyfriend, just got back from Nebraska where he was a proud member of the a) Georgia State CHAMPION 4-H Shotgun Team and b)2nd Place in the NATION winning team!!!!)

Here are the furbabies enojoying their lazy Sunday afternoon with my while Justin was on duty at the fire department:

Delayed delayed delayed!!!

I CANNOT believe it has taken me so long to post the good news!!!

My bestie, Lori, got engaged two three weeks ago on her birthday! She and Jeremy have been together forever (or maybe just three years) and I AM SO FREAKIN' HAPPY FOR THEM!!! Here are the good shots:


He did a great job and he knows it!

I was on my way home from my roommate's bachelorette party so I missed the big event in person, but she called me right away! (I stole these pics from her FB page)

Aren't they adorable?!?! They're gonna have the cutest kids and the best aunt (ahem---ME) one day!
Off I go to dream up magical bridal shower plans!!!!!