Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Funny Email Conversation!

So I had to share this email conversation, that I just had with my sweet mama...........I think you'll get a kick out of it.

Now, poor thing, she's dealing with what so many people are dealing with right now, the very real and close possibility that she's going to lose her job. She works for a private boarding school and let me just say they haven't treated her the best. She's the account manager.

Anyway, you need to know that my mama does not drink, has never drunk, and will probably never put a drop of alcohol to her lips in this lifetime. She just has no desire, doen't see the point and doesn't care to. More power to her.

So here is how the conversation went:

Mama: You can cut the tension around here with a knife today....UNBELIEVALBE!

Me: Your gonna need a drink by the time the weekend gets here, haha, just kidding!

Mama: YEP - I am glad that I just bought a 6-pack of FUZZ.

Me: What is FUZZ??

Mama: That is the banana - coconut drink that I have been getting. They are really good - Maybe that is not the right name...

Me: haha, do you mean FUZE!

Mama: FUZZ - FUZE - what is the difference when you are unemployed?? When are you coming home?

She makes me laugh. She is also having some serious empty nest syndrome since I got married. Before I would come home at least once a week because the apartment that hubby and I live in isn't big enough for all of my stuff so half of it is at my parents house. I know it's pure tragic and it's torture not having all of my things in one place, I can't wait to buy a house! But back to the topic at hand, since getting married I don't come home nearly as often just because I feel like I should be with my husband more, I'm just old-fashioned that way. So she's having some serious Sarah withdrawal : (

Maybe the FUZZ will wash away her sorrows of not having me there! ; )

Monday, January 26, 2009


Yay! So as promised here are pictures of my pink swap package from Lori!! Thanks Lori! Here's what my package looked like all wrapped up!
I got some some great spa soap and a pink loofa and a pink massager that Hubby loves!!!

How cute are these candles wrapped in cute pink preppy ribbon!!!

A little pink purse, perfect for going out!

An adoralbe pink wine box filled with pink valentine kisses and hugs!! : )

Lori also gave me a cute pink ribbon journal that's pictured at the top!
I love all of it, thanks so much Lori!! Can't wait to see what everyone else got!
Have a lovely night! ; )

Good News and the Bad News.....

Bad News first..........the house was a big NO!! I didn't even take pictures of the inside because the whole house would have needed to have been gutted and while Hubby and I don't mind having to do a little renovation we do want to be able to move in while we work on the house we buy and this house was not even livable! : (

Also if you take a look at the pictures below you'll notice that only half of the house has green shutters on the front. The details that Hubby sent me had said that it was only 1780 square feet which I thought was really odd.....well it's two houses in the one house. So the half with the shutters is the house that we were looking at and the other half is someone else's.

The worst thing was that the house was not structurally sound. The stucco on the outside had actually started to buckle and come away from the house and the whole place leaned.

I didn't get my hopes up or anything because I knew there was a good chance that the house would need just too much work on it but I have to say I got a little disspointed when I stepped out onto the balcony and looked at the other houses in the culd-a-sac. It reminded me of the little town in The Holiday where Cameron Diaz has her little Cooper driving fiasco. And it was at night so all of the houses were lit up and just looked so inviting......

Oh well, it wasn't meant to be but thank you girls for all of your well wishes and comments!!

On to the good news! Saturday Hubby and I went and picked up my new Laptop!!! And I was able to get online with it last night and LOVE IT!!! Hubby loves it to because he was on it all afternoon while I went to the store! Very happy!

And more good news!!! I got my PINK SWAP GIFT in the mail on Friday!!! YAY!!! I love all of it and will be posting pictures tonight (while watching Gossip Girl)! ; )

Friday, January 23, 2009

Dakota Fanning = New Moon Movie!!?

I just heard on the radio that Dakota Fanning was going to be in the new Twilight movie New Moon as a vampire????
So I looked it up online and yep, she's in talks with the Director to play Jane, the scary little angel like vampire in the Volturi!!! If she ends up playng the part I will be super psyched because she's such a great actress!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

What do ya'll think....

Hubby just called me and said, "I found the house and I know this house, I've seen it before and I know exactly where it is."
He sent me these pics along with all of the details.
So we now have an appointment to go and check it out tomorrow at 6:00.
It's over our budget.....not by much but still.....
And it would need a lot of work on the inside and I mean A LOT!!! But that doesn't bother me, I know that the house we buy will need work no matter what because you want to make it yours you know?
I'm not getting excited or even getting my hopes up but Hubby on the other hand is a completely different story. : )
Could this be THE house......the house that hubby and I buy??????
I'll report back and let you know!

I'm back....

Sorry friends, I've been slacking in the posting department! Who ever knew January would be so busy!
I need to catch up on some tags and awards......

First up is the Happy New Year Award that sweet Sara gave me from The View from the New Years Baby she is such a sweetie and she's going to be an Aunt, yay!!!! Thanks Sara!

Here are the rules. You must be a true lover of the New Year to receive this award. The person to whom you give the award must also be in love with the New Year.List 5 things that you love about the New Year. If you can't limit it to 5 things, then keep going till you run out of space.Pass the award along to as many people as you like. That can be 1 or 50. It's up to you! But keep the New Year cheer going.Let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving a comment on their site. Also, link back to the person who gave you the award.

Here are my 5 things I love:
New Beginnings
Watching the ball drop
Remembering all the great things that happened in the previous year
New Planner : )....I'm a dork..
Next up is the Honest Scrap award from Pink Sass I love her blog and always enjoy reading what she's up to, she's hilarious! Thanks Pink Sass!!!

Here are the rules of the award:
1) Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design
2) Show the 7 winners names and links on your blog, and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with "Honest Scrap." Well, there's no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon
3) List at least 10 honest things about yourself

So here you go...10 (random) things about myself:
1. I don't like sweets, I know what's wrong with me! I'll eat sweets but I'd much rather have some cheese or something savory.
2. There are only two people in my life who know about my blog and that's hubby and his sister. I like keeping it a secret because I can write about whatever I want and not worry about hurting anyone's feelings or being judged. I might tell people one day though.
3. I've never broken a bone (knock on wood) : )
4. I hate to dance, I can't dance so that's probably why I hate it so much.
5. I don't know whether I want to be cremated or buried and I have a really hard time thinking about it, very weird I know.
6. I can't stand to buy anything full price, it's got to be on sale.
7. The more I fly the more anxious I get about it.
8. I wish I was doing something different with my life.
9. I want to live by the sea when I retire.
10. I have no pets.....yet.

Okay I'm giving both awards to the following lovely people......
Katy @ Tripping down the Aisle
Hailey @ Be Serious
Pretty in Pearls
Jen @ Because I could never keep up with a Diary
Tasha @ Biology Gal
Lori @ Wife in Training

And I also got tagged by the BRD at DC Prep Here's how it works:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open to page 56.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 2 to 5 sentences, along with these rules.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual book. Pick the CLOSEST!
6. Tag five other people to do the same!

I'm at work so this isn't going to be very interesting....sorry.
Okay the book that was closest to me is called Moments of Magic, Be a Star with your Customers & Keep them Forever.

Page 56 just has one quote on it, here is is......
"If we are not customer driven, our cars won't be either." --Donald Peterson, Former CEO, Ford Motor Company

Lame and not fun.... :

Thanks girls!!! I love getting awards and tags!!!

On to fun and exciting news........................I'm getting a Laptop!!! eeeeeee! So excited! We have one computer at home that 99.9% of the time hubby is on playing his computer games so most of my blog reading and posting happens at work (sshh, don't tell) so I can't wait to get this bad boy and be able to do some serious posting at home!! Cue the Ariel singing..... ; }

Hope everyone is having a fantastic Thursday....tomorrow Friday woohoo!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009


Okay please excuse the picture of my dying poinsettia, I'm so embarrassed!

I was going to get hubby to draw the name but he's already left for work so I had to do it myself and didn't have a lot of spaces where I could set the camera down to timer it that's why I'm so far away haha!!

And the winner is.................................
YAY! Congrats!!!

And thank you so much to everyone that entered my giveaway!
Don't worry I'll be doing plenty more giveaways in 2009 so check back!!!

Now onto my dodgeball experience! It was a lot more fun than I remember it being last year! I think it's because I know all of the people I'm playing with this year and last year I didn't really know anybody! And yes, there was definitely alcohol involved and I was still absolutely rubbish!!! I went on about 5 times and proceeded to get out in about 10 seconds!! I'm not good ya'll!! But it's still fun!!!
My team getting ready for the whistle to blow!

One of my girlfriends husbands getting someone out!

This is pretty much what I did.....stayed on the sideline and took pictures...haha!! How do you like our intimidating faces!! haha

Getting ready to play

Hubby with some teammates!
Oh and by the way we WON!!! I don't know how but we did it but we did!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

What am I doing tonight you ask?

Why, I'm playing dodgeball because I like to embarrasss myself in front of strangers and pretend like I have any upper body strength whatsoever.

This is actually the second year that hubby and I have played dodgeball and I don't know why I'm doing it again. It's one of those things that at the time you cringe and hate but then you look back on it and think you had fun, you know.

All I can tell you is that there will have to be plenty of alcohol involved for me to get out there and make a complete and total fool out of myself! And don't worry I'll be taking pictures so we can laugh together!

(all images from yahoo)


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My wheels have been turning...

And I wanted to get everyone's input. I LOVE it whenever anyone puts together a tour, you know like a Christmas decoration tour or a house tour, they always inpsire me and I end up getting some pretty fantastic ideas from them!

So here's what I was thinking.......we all spend so much time at work or sitting in front of our computer (for those of you who are still in school or maybe stay at home with your little ones) I thought it would be a lot of fun to host a Work Space Tour!

Everyone's work spaces are different, some of us (myself included) are in cubicles, some are in offices, some are lucky enough to work from home, and for those that don't have a desk job, maybe your a SAHM I'm sure you have a work area that you blog from right? And you girls who are in college have a desk that you do your blogging from.

Wouldn't it be fun to share with everyone what inspires you on your desk, what keeps you happy or organized. Share your creative work spaces and give some good ideas to other gals out there who might want to give their work space a little face lift!

Tell me what you think and if you'd be intersted in joining in the fun, so I can see if it's something that would even be possible to put together.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Bunch of What....

Hello Lovelies! Sorry I haven't posted for a bit but I wanted everyone to see my Giveaway! So to catch you up on old Downtown Southern I'm going to list out some what's.........

What did I wear today?

Merona Sweater from Target (in pink)

Black skirt from Ann Taylor Loft (this one is from the Gap)

My Pearl Studs

Nine West Shoes similar to these

My strand of Pearls

What did I have for dinner last night?

Poached Halibut with lemon and Old Bay (yum)

Pioneer Woman's Whisky Glazed Carrots

(picture of yummy carrots from Pioneer Woman's website, if you haven't checked her out you should!)

And Brown Rice

What I'm fixing tonight?

Soy Sausage with marinara and thin spaghetti

Salad of romaine, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, bleu cheese, cucumber, green pepper, with a red wine vinegar dressing

What I'll be watching tonight via my trusty Netflix?

What I'll be reading?

Don't judge me!!! Yes I'm married, yes my wedding is over, but I'm an addict of all things wedding related!! I'm not one of those people who can just quit cold turkey ya'll! I need to look at pretty wedding related things.....

Where did I go to get some of my PINK SWAP goodies?

That's all I got for right now! Don't forget to enter my giveaway!!!

That's the only hint your getting!! ; )

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Happy 100th post to me!!! As I've mentioned before I'm celebrating the big 100 with a giveaway and I'm so excited about it!! I'm definitely the type of person who likes to give rather than recieve!!!

And really quickly I just want to say a big thank you for all of your sweet comments that you left me about my proposal story, I was so happy to be able to share it with you! : )

Now on to the giveaway details!!!

What you will be getting - a treasure box of sorts.....let's just say that after you get this you'll be......
- toasty warm
- beautifully accesorized (a la Carrie Bradshaw, wink wink, nod nod)
- able to show off your silky smooth hands
- and lasty be more organized ; )

Here's what you need to do to enter - I'm keeping it simple, just leave me a comment on this post and make sure to include your favorite color to wear!!!

Deadline for entry is going to be January 15th - one week! I'll be drawing a winner January 16th!

After the winner's treasure box has been recieved I'll post pictures of the goodies!

GOOD LUCK!!! : )

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Story behind my header picture....

I'm in the middle of giving my blog a little makeover, so you'll have to bear with me as I play around. : )

I wanted to share with you a story that is near and dear to my heart. This type of story is near and dear to any newlywed, engaged, or long married lovely lady, it's my proposal story.......

It happened in the summer of 2006, in a little town called Rome.....no, not Rome, Georgia, but rather Rome, Italy. My future hubby was the soccer coach of a group of 20 or so 17 year old boys at a private soccer club. Having had his life center around this universal sport, future hubby wanted to give the experience of a lifetime to these budding young men. And what better experience than to take them to Italy for the chance to play in a tournament against other young men from all different parts of the world.

As we were preparing to leave for the trip future hubby and I were at the mall one day picking up a few things when he turned to me and said, "I think you should go and buy yourself a nice black dress for the trip, we'll end up going out to dinner one night, just the two of us." And proceeds to smile at me. This is totally it, I thought, it's going to happen in Italy the most romantic country in the world!! My heart was all a flutter and I quickly went to pick out the most beautiful little black dress I could find, from White House Black Market of course.

To confirm what I already thought was going to happen, future hubby's parents were flying in from Scotland to spend the majority of the trip with us. Just more fuel to my fire. We arrived in the beautiful italian region of Tuscany and stayed at a gorgeous hotel right on the ocean. Perfection. And then a funny thing happened.......nothing.

Practically the whole trip went by and the boys played some great soccer, we watched the soccer world cup unfold in the country that would, in the end, win the world cup. And we saw some of the most beautiful and famous sites in history, pisa, the coliseum, rome, florence, michelanglo's david. But no dinner just the two of us and no proposal. Needless to say I was highly dissapointed.

We moved on to the last part of our trip which ended in Rome. We had two days left of the trip and the boys were done with the soccer tournament so we all headed into Rome to the Vatican. You can't enter St. Peter's Basilica without your shoulders covered and you can't wear shorts so I put on some tennis shoes, some sweat pant capris and a t-shirt......and we headed to St. Peter's Basilica. I have to say that it was one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to and probably will ever go to. You get a very profound feeling when you walk through the doors at St. Peter's.

I was in awe and didn't notice that the rest of the group was no where to be seen, it was only future hubby and his parents. We were walking around and headed to the front of the basilica and into one of the many little chapels they have. Once again I didn't notice that future hubby's parents and stayed back and it was just FH and I that walked into the chapel and took a seat.

We were just sitting there looking at the amazing art work on the walls when FH started telling me a story......he said the following to me, "You know I came here two years ago on another soccer trip with the club and I actually came into this very chapel really early in the morning, there was practically no one here because it was so early. And I prayed to God, I said I have everything I could want in life, I have my health, I have a great job, I have a great place to live, but there is one thing I want, I want someone to share it with, because without someone to share it with it doesn't mean anything."

(now at this point of him telling me the story, I'm thinking oh you're so sweet and literally nothing more!)

He turned to me and said, "And then literally 1 month after I got back from that trip you walked into my life and I knew that God had answered my prayer and sent you to me and I knew that I would bring you back here to this very spot where I prayed for you and ask you to be my wife." At that point he turned to me and got on one knee. SHOCKED. That's how I felt, of course I said yes, and we both turned and said a little prayer. FH parents were watching the whole thing and when we walked up to them his mom just started crying and that's all I needed to set me off crying too.

Low and behold the whole group that we were with, about 45 people, were in on the secret except for me! And two years later, I married that man, who took me to Italy to propose to me where he had prayed for me.

And the picture behind my header is the little chapel where I was proposed to and will forever be one of the happiest days of my life. I hope you enjoyed my little proposal story.

Future Hubby and I standing outside of St. Peter's right after he had proposed

Monday, January 5, 2009

New year, same cold....

I'm sick again. For the third time. UGH! Seriously, three times in one cold season is just wrong ya'll.
Go away you stupid germs! I know you obviously love me, but I do not love you!
On a happier note I was off on Friday, so I had a lovely 4 day weekend (until I got sick on Saturday, but we aren't talking about that anymore)

It was great, hubby and I didn't do much of anything. But we did make it out to see Seven Pounds and I liked it, but it's sad and confusing, you know how you watch the trailer for it and have no idea what's going on....that's pretty much a big part of the movie too. But it's good.

I've got big plans for 2009. I really want to work on getting more organized and healthier. I know it's such a cliche to say that you are going to be healthy at the beginning of the new year, but I really am going to work hard at this. I want to eat healthier and work out more (even though I hate working out) I'm gonna do it!

I'm getting really really close to my 100th post and I'm doing a giveaway! I already know what part of it's going to be but I still need to figure out the second part so stay tuned....

I'm going to end with an award. The sweet and lovely Jennifer over at The Pink Chick gave me this award. She has such a great blog, I love reading what she's got going on and we have so much in common too!

"This blog invests and believes in proximity - nearness in space, time, and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award."

Here are the blogs I'm giving the award to (sorry if you've already gotten this):

Everyday Love

Kiss My Pink Tiara

Happy Girls are the Prettiest Girls

Jimmy Choos and Tennis Shoes

Life of a Savannah Bride

I'm just Beachy

With Love from New Orleans

Sweet, Sassy, and Always Classy