Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tag—you’re it! The Preppy Mafia

I was tagged by Pippy at Life from Pippy’s Perspective and I’m so excited! I’ve never done one of these so let’s get started:

1. Who is your Style Icon?
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Reese Witherspoon—she’s never over done and she’s always age appropriate.

My youngest sister, Sami—she’s not afraid to take risks and she can just put it all together so easily!

*(This picture is not representative of her usual style—I just like it)

2. What is your favorite Socialite Lit. Book?

The YaYa series was great and I LOVELOVELOVE anything Mary Kay Andrews writes!
3.Favorite party theme?

Dr. Seuss! You can go in so many directions—I’m just waiting for the right occasion to break this one out of my arsenal.

4. Go-to Halloween costume

I have been some version of a cat for probably 3/4 of the time :)

5. Extravagance you can't live without.

This one isn’t so much extravagant, but I could save some major $ if I didn’t love McDonald’s Dr. Peppers and didn’t need want one every morning :)

6. Living person you admire.

Three way tie: Mama, middle sister Suzi and baby sister Sami

7. Greatest Fear?

Frogs, toads, whatever you want to call them…I DON’T LIKE ‘EM…KEEP THEM AWAY!

8. Traits you deplore in yourself.

I can’t keep a clean desk at work and I tend to get sidetracked and have four or five things going on at one time.

9. What talent would you most like to have?

I really wish I was able to draw or be artsy. I have lots of ideas, but I lack the skills for execution.

10. What is your greatest achievement?

Graduation from Georgia Southern (in four years like I promised!) with a degree (regional economic development) I can actually use and enjoying the career field I picked.

I have to tag 10 people, so in no particular order:

Sami @Savannah Steel Magnolia

Leiat @A Southern Belle Trying Not To Rust

Julie @Brown Eyed Belle

Nic @Blessed with a Full House

Cherry Berry @Cherishing Every Second

Sara @A Note on the Screen Door

Mrs. Grits

Sarah Ann @Sarah Ann’s Bon Mot

Southern Belle Mama

Short Momma @Short Southern Momma

The rules:
Post the "Preppy Mafia" picture on your blog.
Tell who tagged you.
Answer the questions.
Tag 10 people & let them know you tagged them!
Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Fireant Festival Recap

This weekend was the annual Fireant Festival in my little hometown of Ashburn, Georgia!
Last year, the weather was terrible and the FAF was cancelled due to localized flooding and sporadic tornadoes throughout the region. We were blessed by fair weather for the most part, although it took longer than everyone expected to warm up on Saturday. Here are a few pics from the weekend. I was busy and moved from one event to another in rapid succession. We started out with the lip sync contest and fireworks on Friday, to the Fireant 5K run that the Turner County Council on Child Abuse does every year, to the health fair and finally wrapping up the festivities with the Strawberry Cookoff (sponsored by the great folks at Calhoun Produce!) that my mom started when I was only ten! Hope you enjoy!

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Fire Ant 500

For the next 48 hours, I will be consumed with the annual Fire Ant Festival in Ashburn! I was in elementary school when it was started and my family is very involved. It's such a great fun way to celebrate those little pesky ants that swarm our county in the summer time. I'll update with pictures after Saturday, but check out the Fire Ant Festival website for more!

P.S. The weather is looking great!!! YAY!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Nine Years

Today marks the 9th anniversary of when Justin and I started dating. Nine years. That’s a long time.10-27-07_1559 123 067

We were high school sweethearts and he waited to marry me for seven of those years.


He waited patiently for me to graduate high school and shortly after we were engaged with the understanding that I was moving three hours away for college and it would be another four years before we got married.


I’ve stood by his side through the tough transition from firefighter…

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…to EMT…

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…and paramedic school …


…and back to firefighter.

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& a love that lasts forever!

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Aren’t I a lucky girl?!?

Friday, March 12, 2010

Cajun Shrimp

Remember this post about my new found love affair with OPI’s color Cajun Shrimp?

Well, I just found out that Dell has a partnership to create laptops with OPI  colors! Guess what one of those very awesome colors is? Cajun Shrimp! Woo-hoo!

Cajun Shrimp Laptop

Can we say, “Hello, lover”? I want it! It’s a shame it costs an extra $89 for this luxe laptop decor. I might have save my change to justify the extra expense on my next computer purchase. I have a feeling this one might be worth it!